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Showing posts with label Priebus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Priebus. Show all posts

Sunday, January 8, 2017

While Trump Lies Russian Hacking Draws More Attention

Let's start this piece with a syllogism.

  1. an instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn (whether validly or not) from two given or assumed propositions (premises), each of which shares a term with the conclusion, and shares a common or middle term not present in the conclusion (e.g., all dogs are animals; all animals have four legs; therefore all dogs have four legs ).
    deductive reasoning as distinct from induction.
    • "logic is rules or syllogism"
    • A categorical syllogism consists of three parts:
      • Major premise
      • Minor premise
      • Conclusion

Major premise:  Trump lies 80% of the time

Minor premise:  Trump talks and tweets incessantly.
Conclusion: When Trump speaks he is lying more than truth telling.

While millions have grown accustomed to Trump's lying, as he moves to the US Presidency his penchant for lying will become extremely troublesome (and dangerous). Of late, Trump's absolute refusal to consider the fact Russia assisted in his general election win has far-reaching implications for national security as well as the mental state of the nation. If we know he pathologically lies, his trust factor will sit towards the bottom of believability.

As US INTEL chiefs have released reports detailing the Russian hacking while attributing the espionage directly to Vladimir Putin(AKA V. Putin by Trump), the president-elect has circled the wagons around the issue. He nor his staff seem to admit US INTEL is point-on regarding the hacking. A refusal which is both perplexing and questioning as to why. Many media outlets are reporting on the matter; I have chosen and NBC and an MSNBC video segment for highlighting the extent of Trumps obtuse state of mind and related lying about matters of Russian hacking.

NBC News

The Rachel Maddow Show (must view)

It is important to recognize, international leaders read the same information we read about Trump; they also know Trump is a serial liar. Is there a reader among you who actually believe that is a good thing?

As of this morning, it seems Trump has moved away from his over-the-top defense of Putin's hackers. he apparently OK'd his future Chief of Staff to appear on Fox News and speak for him. Typical of a person who isn't big enough to reverse his puzzling refusals to accept the level to which Putin assisted in his election.  

Interesting. Now where do we go with Putin from this point?

The Guardian UK recently published a piece including INTEL of far too frequent contacts between Trump and Putin. The piece states that the US was warned of what seemed an odd chummy relationship between countries which have maintained a distant and adversarial relationship.
It may be worthwhile to also remind both Clinton and Trump received security briefings as the fall campaigns moved towards voting day. Clinton actually mentioned Russian hacking during a debate. Trump chose to mock the INTEL with mentioned of the prospect of a 400 lbs hacker sitting on a couch.

Thwshamee of it all.

We will end this piece with a reminder of Donald Trump's loss regarding the US popular vote.   

Alas, the failures of the US electoral System. One would think a 200 plus year old system would receive a degree of tweaking to stop new networks from calling state by state wins when everyone knows the final vote count wouldn't be as flashed across CNN's broadcast screens. Let's be real your Great-Great Grandfather didn't have election wins and losses available to him a mere 12 hours after the voting places opened for business. When did we move to election results required complete but midnight on election night?


Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Daily GOP Ignominous: The Kings Court

Image result for king and his court

If you are still thinking the nation has elected the best we can do to the US Presidency and an administration team, the person should schedule an appointment with a shrink commensurate with their household budget. The person is on ObamaCare, I suspect they are doomed to live with their twisted sense of reality for some time to come.

The RNC/GOP holiday greeting statement (release) is the latest indication of a consummate sickness which is about to infest the White House. 

Notice the word to the very far upper right of the RNC release.


RNC Message Celebrating Christmas

- December 25, 2016 
WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day released the following statement celebrating Christmas:
“Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends.
“Even as we celebrate, we must also remember those among us who are less fortunate. Many on this day are without hope, and need the kindness and compassion of those around them. It is our prayer we will rise to meet the material, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals all around us, and what better day is there to love our fellow man than today?
“As we open presents, enjoy Christmas dinner, and celebrate our own family traditions, we are mindful of our men and women in uniform. Many are stationed around the world today protecting our freedoms, and cannot be with their own spouses, children, parents, and siblings. We express the deepest gratitude for service that takes them away from celebrating with loved ones, and we ought to remember them in our thoughts and prayers not just on Christmas Day, but the whole year round.” 

A Holiday statement which reads characteristically progressive for the RNC/GOP. Yet, the message speaks to a concern which is impossible to over look.  The paragraph below was highlighted for quick discernment of a problem.  I ask that you pay particular attention to the word "king' and in one case language denying a "new" king.  Also notice the subliminal use of the word "Savior" and the phrase "new king."

Image result for reince priebus 
Wiki Images
"Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends.
While use of the phrase "new king" is frequently part of end of year holiday celebrations in religious settings, the manner of RNC statement construction seems dutifully crafted for reaching the minds of worshiping minions and the gullible.  

Another consideration is worthy of ponder. Rience Priebus seems the perfect GOP court jester devoted to the every wish of the latest GOP "king."  Moreover, it doesn't take much to realize such verbiage is a major quencher for Trump's inflated ego.

And how does the GOP react to the what is either clear subliminal message development and delivery or bush league communication lower than the level of a high school journalism student? The response was totally evasive and frankly very deflective.

Christ is the King. He was born today so we could be saved. Its sad & disappointing you are politicizing such a holy day. 1:52 PM - 25 Dec 2016
In less than 30 days the Trump team will ascend to a level unmatched across the globe. Shouldn't we have an expectation of levels of cognition and professional at an equally high level? Efforts to manipulate the psyche of Americans who are not Trump supporters or reinforce the sycophancy of those who are Trump supporters are showing like a too tight cheap suit.


Friday, June 21, 2013

Conservative America And Its Growing Racist Cancer!

"They Come to America" 
"I spent three days living in the dirt on the Mexican-Arizona border, and there are more than people crossing the border who want to cut your lawn. There are people coming here who want to cut your throats," filmmaker Dennis Lynch.

We have no evidence Lynch has any affiliation with the tea party. His movie and his comments related to the cutting of lawns and cutting of throats is particularly troublesome as it takes racism to the level of intellectual validation.  Lynch developed a film related to the US southern border and comments about cutting throats when we read more about killings for immigrants other than people from south of our southern border.  In fact, I heard today that most "illegal immigration" is from people who enter the country with legal visas and never leave the US. The visa holders are not predominately Hispanic. 

Tea Party: More Signs of Racism?
Tea Party National Anthem image!
The GOP is completely infested with racism that exceeds basic hatred of people based on skin color,  culture and ethnicity, the party has many officials who also practices outright misogyny.  The most vivid example, this week, require a brief visit the nation's heartland: Illinois.
 Montgomery County GOP Chairman Jim Allen, who is also a member of Race and Social Problems’ Team 2014.

Erika Harold holds a press conference  in Atlantic City Beach, NJ. (Photo by John Barrett/Globe Photos/
Erika Harold holds a press conference in Atlantic City Beach, NJ. (Photo by John Barrett/Globe Photos/
“Outrageous comments like those of Jim Allen are why we as Republicans fail to gain any respect from minority voters,” said Doug Ibendal, Editor-In-Chief of Republican News Watch. ”If officials in my party (the Republican Party) fail to understand how destructive it is to attack an impressive person like Erika Harold merely because she dares to challenge the good-old-boys, the GOP will remain a losing party for decades. This stay-in-the-back-of-the-bus mentality destroys any hope the Republican Party has for regaining momentum in future elections.”
We will let Chairman Allen’s words speak for themselves.
—– Original Message —–
From: Jim Allen <>
Sent: 06/18/13 10:59 PM
Subject: 13th Congressional District reply
Rodney Davis will win and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in Shitcago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires. 
The truth is Nancy Pelosi and the DEMOCRAT party want this seat. So they called RINO Timmy Johnson to be their pack mule and get little queen to run. 
Ann Callis gets a free ride through a primary and Rodney Davis has a battle. 
The little queen touts her abstinence and she won the crown because she got bullied in school,,, are cruel, life sucks and you move on..Now, miss queen is being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS…These pimps want something they can’t get,,, the seat held by a conservative REPUBLICAN  Rodney Davis and Nancy Pelosi can’t stand it.. 
Little Queenie and Nancy Pelosi have so much in common but the one thing that stands out the most.. both are FORMER QUEENS, their crowns are tarnished and time has run out on the both of them.

It is being reported RNC Chair Priebus requested and received a resignation from the "woman-hating" racist. The ultimate and salient question is, "Do you really want to vote for the candidate who employed Allen?" The question should be expanded, "Do you really want to vote for a party that is so infested with overt racist and women hatters?" 

The next stop in our journey: progressive media coverage of conservatism gone rabid. 

The racist scourge of the American far right and obvious support from right-wing media and many conservative politicians is transforming the nation into a Neo-Jim Crow society.  While Jim Crow worked like apartheid to oppress black Americans, the Neo-oppressors will step-on people of all races (Other than white) Jewish people, Women and LGBT people.

You must watch the embedded segment of the Rachel Maddow Show. It is a bit long, but not one second is wasted off-topic from the central message. Actually, once Maddow introduces her guest, you have a good opportunity to move back to reading here. I am not sure the guest adds significant value to the segment.

Let's continue our journey with Fox News.  Anyone who reads the TPI knows our position on Fox New (AKA FoxPEN: Fox Propaganda and Entertainment Network).

We have posted a link to a Daily Kos piece that more than details the Neo-Nazi English Defense League (EDL). Ollie Garkey, The Daily Kos,  sums up her/his reason for the well developed treatise as follows: "Here, I discuss the far-right in Britain, with hopes that by learning from mistakes made by the UK Establishment, we can prevent a similar rise here in the United States." Find the treatise linked here
Neo-Nazi, White Nationalist, and Far-Right groups are attempting to capitalize on the event.
Fox News has recently had the Neo-Nazi EDL's leader on its programs, and spoke in support of him.
The Garkey piece includes video and (Kilmeade's radio)audio of Fox News propagandist Kilmeade and O'Reilly providing support for the EDL based on the horrid killing of a British soldier by deranged "so-called' Jihadist. The two perpetrators are best described as insane murders, than your common low-life terrorist.  It would take a mind even more deranged than a suicide bomber to publicly stab and hack a person to death in the presence of bewildered crowds. If you can find a place in your mind to consider the killers of the innocent soldier other than the work of the insane, factor-in the killer's actions to seek video cameras for babbling insane rhetoric.  We believe the two murderers were just that: insane killers. We cannot imagine Fox News hosts scurring to the soldier's killing with implied support for a Neo-Nazis hate group.  The next stop is this week's tea party event. 
June 19, 2013 Te Party IRS Event (not well attended)


Let's take-in an MSNBC Politics Nation segment focused the Tea Party with validating points (long made here on the TPI) it is a mere front for deep rooted conservative racism. 

Linked article.  The text of the article includes a link to a recent study (introduction only) related to the likelihood that tea party leaders (and implied money backers) are likely to harbor deep rooted racial hatred. 
The study published in Race and Social Problems indicates that Tea Party members are not necessarily any more racist than typical white Americans, but that the movement’s supporters are more likely to be, leading the researchers to conclude that, ”what the Tea Party means to its members and what it represents to the large public may, in fact, not be the same thing.”
We know the Koch Brothers are major financial supporters of the tea party. An important sidebar, I believe the Koch Brothers' father was a co-founder of the John Birch Society. The article also includes the following.
YouTube Tea Party Classic,  Linked
Martin Bashir on the event and its racist rhetoric

Additional Reading: 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Reince Priebus: The Perfect Functionary and Political Tightroper

Reince Priebus
Reinhold Reince Priebus is the Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Wikipedia

Priebus, Heilmann, Ford join Mika on the Morning Joe.

If you want to see the perfect example of a sniveling functionary and RNC operative, meet the current RNC Chair. 

Would you like to see an underlying reason Preibus comes across as obtuse and only 'half-alive'.  He has marching orders and probably he has the most precarious position in US politics.
Here are his marching orders.
Dear Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor:
For the first time, the activities of the Obama administration are receiving a sustained public vetting.  Americans’ outrage over Benghazi is amplified by the Internal Revenue Service’s intimidation of conservative grassroots organizations and a cascade of negative headlines.  There is the real sense the Obama administration has been less than forthright with the American people, the press and lawmakers.
Recent events have rightly focused the nation’s attention squarely on the actions of the Obama administration. It is incumbent upon the House of Representatives to conduct oversight hearings on those actions, but it would be imprudent to do anything that shifts the focus from the Obama administration to the ideological differences within the House Republican Conference.
To that end, we urge you to avoid bringing any legislation to the House Floor that could expose or highlight major schisms within the conference. Legislation such as the Internet sales tax or the FARRM Act which contains nearly $800 billion in food stamp spending, would give the press a reason to shift their attention away from the failures of the Obama administration to write another “circular firing squad” article.
Make no mistake, principled conservatives will still oppose bad policy if it comes to the floor.  Rather than scheduling such legislation for consideration, we urge you to keep the attention focused squarely on the Obama administration. As the public’s trust in their government continues to erode, it is incumbent upon those of us who support a smaller, less intrusive government to lead.
Michael A. Needham Chief Executive Officer Heritage Action for America
(Daily Kos bold)

If you feel the addresses on the letter is the extent to which the ultra conservative Heritage foundation spreads its orders, you are naive.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

When Did Disrespecting the President Become Okay?

Why was he elected? Again, it comes back to who he was. He was black, he was historic. And there’s nothing racist about this. It is what it is. If he had been a dynamic, white, state senator elected to Congress he wouldn’t have gotten in the game this fast. This is what made him different. That, combined with the fact that your profession”—another friendly tap of the bumper sticker—”not you, but your profession, was just absolutely compliant. They made up their minds early that they were in love with him. They were in love with him because they thought he was a good liberal guy and they were in love with him because he pushed that magical button: a black man who was articulate, liberal, the whole white guilt, all of that.” -----Joe Walsh, U.S Congressman (R), Illinois

Disrespect for the President, disrespect of the Office of the President of the United States and disrespect for you and me as citizens of the nation.

Last Thursday, I heard Mike Barnacle of the MSNBC show, "Morning Joe," ask his cohorts, how the business of 'no applause' in the U.S Congress became vogue. When did it start? How did it start? Someone on the panel, I believe Joe Scarborough replied, "Richard Nixon". The discussion ended after few words about how trivial and unproductive a set of behavior; Mika indicated that it was nice to see them sit next to each other for one Joint Congressional Session. Conversation over at that point.

A quick review of history yielded no information related to 'applause lines' (Congressional speak). The review did yield that the practice of the parties seating on opposite sides of the aisle started in 1840 with the Democrats and the Whigs (Republicans).

Since the basis for the Barnacle's comment related to overall interaction and decorum between the two parties, it did not take long for a bit of related thought. What started the current antagonistic atmosphere between the two major political parties?

FDR dealt with the same level of opposition to policies that President Obama now faces, but the issue of antagonistic and jingoistic behavior from the right is another matter.

Since I am a bit young to recall pre-JFK U.S. History, my memory of his Administration is vague.   Johnson's administration is just as vague. Unfortunately, my first active memory of U.S politics was the Richard Nixon Administration.

While far too young to remember the legislatively productive Johnson Years, I do not recall that Lyndon Johnson faced the bold and open vitriol of today's politics.

As the 36th President of the United States of America and the 37th Vice President, Johnson faced  'Mount Everest'  like legislative and societal issues.  Without a doubt, Johnson faced challenges comparable to issues of today, but the Republicans of his day appeared far more civil in tone and behavior than the GOP of today.  From dismantling Jim Crowe in the South, to desegregating public schools across the nation, to conducting the Vietnam War, Johnson had enemies from  every imaginable viewpoint.

Yet, I find no history that includes the level of vitriol, hatred, and general discord as we have today. General discord is as American as the banana split or the chocolate malt'  For that matter, hatred is certainly a mental flaw that has lived in human beings, I am certain, since man first laid eyes on other men.  Our current state of vitriol and bold (open and public) disrespectful expressions does not have roots in Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" (mid-1960s).

A few years after Johnson refused to run for a second term, politics in the nation changed forever.   The early days of Richard Nixon's first administration were domestically peaceful in comparison to Johnson's tumultuous anti-war and civil rights battles on the streets of our cities.   A useful analogy of the change is the difference between a peaceful high altitude natural spring and the eventual swirling and rapid flows of a major river (e.g., the Mississippi River). Nixon's early years as president were consumed with issues centered around ending the Vietnam War.   Or, should I say of what we knew of the early Nixon years, there was national peace across the land. Little did we know!


Monday, August 22, 2011

Politics 2012: MSNBC Matthews Fumbles; Saved by RNC Chair

As I watched the first time appearance of RNC Chair, Reince Priebus, on Hardball, I was somewhat taken aback at his level robotic 'talking point (ish) ness".  He also appeared capricious to the point of trivial and strikingly less than intellectual in his responses to Matthews.

Americans are starving for authentic leadership", became the repeated message from Priebus  who is primarily charged with raising money for the GOP and a provider of some level of guidance in the party's goals.  Is it possible that the current RNC Chair thinks said 'leadership' is possible from the names posted at the end of this article? 

As I watched and opined about the political environment in the United States over the past three years, I will admit to complete disdain for the bombastic Michael Steele as RNC Chair.  Steele often came across as 'all knowing', at times seemingly irrational in his comments, and sickening lofty in his approach to the RNC Chair role, yet he maintained an intellectual competence and effective communication skills.  Steele was also not one to mince his words and was never caught without a retort to interviewers (even if the retort was nothing more than a quip).  He  (Steele) never 'ducked' a question.

(8:42 minutes length..worth every second)