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Showing posts with label The Republican Party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Republican Party. Show all posts

Thursday, December 8, 2016

College Campus Visitor Embodies Trump's Paths For White Supremacists

When a credible information source reports on Trump's lack of veracity (eg. serial lying) it should draw a read.  He hasn't even taken office and the prologue to our future is bubbling over. Slate dot com: Paul Ryan says Trump's lying tweets mean nothing. Really? A serial liar about to be inaugurated to the US Presidency and the third in Constitutional Ascension finds the deplorable mental state, no big deal. 

A catastrophic consideration of national leaders who sets its leadership in lies, while stifling flawed and subservient US media is what can come from a less than informed populace. Trump has gone about staffing his white House Staff with at least one noted racist and Anti-Semite, Steve Bannon.  Bannon's mission in life over the past few years has been suing Andrew Breitbart's web pages to promulgate an ideology that reads like what follows:
12.7.16 - "We won. And we get to define what America means," white supremacist Richard Spencer said in a speech at Texas A&M. "America, at the end of the day, belongs to white men."
Noted white supremacist peddles his racism at a Texas university. It should be noted, other of Spencer's ilk are also visiting college campuses with the same message. While Spencer's visit was meet with hundreds in protest and the university did not support his event (as a public university they could not stop his show), but the fact is Trump's racist supporters have taken his election as a mandate for white supremacy. 

"The Republican Party is essentially the white person's party." 

While there are many who claim Republicanism who do not consider themselves racists, the reality is all overt racists claim the Republican Party (if they claim any US political ideology.) The party certainly offers a homogeneous opportunity for white supremacists messaging much like Joseph Goebbels successfully promulgated for Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. 

The connection between the start of this piece and the verbiage just above this sentence?  Of course, you are not a racist in your mind.  You do not believe that whites-plaining means superiority over others who are non-white. Of course, you don't believe such.  

You might suffer from the same indifference the German people experienced as Adolf Hitler used other national interest initiatives to advance the state of that nation while working effectively throughout at promulgating hatred that led to the murder of 11 million people.  Also know Hitler and Goebbels brand of racism did not stop at attacks on Judaism, just over half the final solution victims were Jewish.   

The connection is Trump's obvious affinity for all things white supremacist. His appointment of a leading supremacist and anti-Semite communications guru starkly resembles Hitler use of Goebbels to season 
the minds of mid-1920s Germany for hatred of the Jew.  Yet, I haven't connected the lead paragraphs to Trump's aura of social superiority for whites.  

If Trump can lie his way into the hearts of many million whites and ascend to the US Presidency the parallels to a world of Hitler should be obvious.  Has Trump even come down really hard with condemnation of his racist followers? The answer is "no."  Has he disavowed David Duke clinging to his coattails like a leech seeking a place to attach to the skin of an unsuspecting warm-blooded creature? In February of this year, the NYC Bloviator clearly stumbled regarding Duke's quest for his coat tails. CNN's Jake Tapper and Trump. Yet, Tapper didn't challenge Trump; thus the increasing criticism of US cable news. 

Since, we often do not click the posted links, the following passages from the CNN piece speaks volumes about Trump's attempt to avoid any connection with Duke.

The Anti-Defamation League had called on Trump to repudiate the support of Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and other white supremacist groups.

Despite what he said Sunday, Trump apparently did know Duke in 2000 -- citing him, as well as Pat Buchanan and Lenora Fulani -- in a statement that year explaining why he had decided to end his brief flirtation with a Reform Party presidential campaign.

"The Reform Party now includes a Klansman, Mr. Duke, a neo-Nazi, Mr. Buchanan, and a communist, Ms. Fulani. This is not company I wish to keep," Trump said in a statement reported then by The New York Times.

He had also indicated he knew of Duke during a Friday press conference, when he was asked similar questions and said: "David Duke endorsed me? OK, all right. I disavow, OK?"
The lie!  Where is the lie best promulgated: the media. If you haven't noticed Trump's attempts to stifle US media since the election and you are oblivious to talk from some (like chief demagogue Sean Hannity) about shutting down the White House press office, you are a walking case of susceptibility to Trumpism.  


Monday, October 13, 2014

EBOLA AND THE GOP. A History Of Budget Cuts And Social Indifference

Republicans Kill

While laying it on Obama!

Do you recall the early days of Aids in America?  SF Gate reminds of a time of conservative bigotry and callousness we are seeing repeated today.

After many years of disparaging remarks about his lack of action in fighting Aids and well after his friend Rock Hudson succumbed to the disease, Reagan again proved the fallacy of GOP leadership. He validated he "was wrong" in a 31 second video spot.

As the GOP continues to throw Reagan's legacy in our faces as the "model" of modern conservatism, I am reminded of the veracity and accuracy of their Reagan worship. He administered one of the most inept, corrupt times in DC and damaging administrations in the 21st Century. 

The Republican Party  continues to reach the minds and cognitive decision making process of millions. Despite overwhelming evidence of GOP inability to effectively lead a nation, they win elections.  

They Kill!

Chart showing cuts to CDC emergency preparedness funding.

Republican Cuts Kill
Published on Oct 12, 2014
‘Republican Cuts Kill,’ which was produced by the Agenda Project Action Fund, mixes disturbing footage of the Ebola outbreak—including images of body bags, hazmat suits, and corpses—with clips of Mitch McConnell, Pat Roberts, Rand Paul, and Republicans in some of the most competitive races around the country demanding more spending cuts. The demand for cuts is juxtaposed against testimony from top CDC and NIH officials detailing how budget cuts substantially hampered their ability to address the crisis.


CNN's former host Soledad O'Brien on Benghazi security cuts. CNN no longer develops and broadcast such cutting interviews. It should is also important to point out O'Brien was one of the first host to lose a contract with the network after Fred Zucker took over network leadership and decidedly move the network far right of center. 

Joe Biden hit Pay Ryan with similar disdain during the 2012 VP debate. Also note the standard GOP drink of water when the going gets tough.


Have you ever heard the phrase "Death Panels?"  Yes you have, haven't you?


Friday, October 11, 2013

GOP Relishes Government Shutdown Over Obamacare; Will Not Give It Up

Here are again, just before a critical debt ceiling increase and the GOP is poised to send the middle class yet another investment setback. While initiating their attack against the nation and the middle class with failed strategy for combating the Affordable Care Act, the GOP is grabbing for a straw called: The Debt Ceiling. 

GOP elected officials have again followed the libertarian misguided dogma of the Koch brothers, attacked the ACA, lost the attack, and rather than save face and do the right thing for the nation, the GOP grabbed the "debt limit' drowning-man straw. As we approach next Thursday's Debt Ceiling deadline, and while still sitting with a GOP induced reduced national credit rating, we are again facing the prospect of a GOP induced market plummet. A plummet and national debt risk that has a tendency to influences markets across the Earth.

In case you have forgotten let's look at 2011, the last Boehner, Cantor, Koch induced hit to the middle class. (2009 - 2011)

Note  2011 towards mid-year
^DJI data by YCharts
If the charted data since President Obama took office doesn't work for you, try this next chart on for size.
^DJI Chart
A focus on 2011 shows exactly the extent to which GOP obstruction hit the Dow. For multi-millionaires, "not a problem." For middle income investors it could mean working longer periods before leaving the workforce. Also potential degradation of quality of life for older americans who will rely on investment as they leave the workforce.. ^DJI data by YCharts
We observed a great, albeit interrupted with minor frivolity, assessment of what we are facing and how the past is about tor repeat. But, of course, the GOP loves the past and disdains progress and moving forward (a basic paradigm of conservatism).

Brett Hume, Fox News..shutdown no big deal.

Hannity with the zany Rand Paul, Fox News...Shutdown no big deal.
Relevant at the 1:04 minute mark

You have just watched two Fox News multi-millionaires sit and broadcast about a strategy that has proven as wrong as all things conservative.

We ask that you take a few more minutes and view a level- headed "high information" perspective on the (long-standing) GOP strategy of shutting down the federal government. MSNBC's The Cycle addressed annual (or since 2011) GOP budget and debt battles.  Since data indicate raising the debt ceiling wasn't an issue until Barack Obama took the Oval Office, we feel the issue is a manufactured issue from the obstructionist GOP.

The Cycle...

You have just watched two Fox News multi-millionaires sit and broadcast about a strategy that has proven as wrong as "all things conservative."
We ask that you take a few more minutes and view a level headed "high information" perspective on the (long-standing) GOP strategy of shutting down the federal government. MSNBC's The Cycle adressed annual (or since 2011) GOP budget and debt battles.  Since data indicates raising the debt ceiling wasn't an issue until Barack Obama took the Oval Office, we feel the issue is a manufactured issue from the obstructionist GOP.

Stock Market Performance Under Democrats Last 100 Years

by buysellshort | May 6th, 2010 
The stock market OUTPERFORMS in years a DEMOCRAT is the President.
  • The average stock market gain under a DEMOCRATIC President is 140%.
  • Under a Republican President it is 57%.
  • Under President Bush the Dow Jones is down 19% as of October 15, 2008!
  • 12% of the Dow Jones total gains or 1032 points came during REPUBLICAN TERMS.
  • 7863 of the Dow Jones total gains or 88% came during DEMOCRATIC TERMS.
      1933 to 1955 – DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT. Dow gained 435%
    • 1981 to 1993 – REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT. Dow gained 241%
    • 1993 to 2001 – DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT. Dow gained 227%
    • President Obama thru April 2010. Dow gained 38%
    Do you think there is any reason to consider a Koch driven GOP a credible authority on issues of the US Economy?

    Saturday, May 18, 2013

    GOP Benghazi Email: GOP "Dirty Trick" ; ABC, CBS And The Nixon CREEP Team

    The GOP regresses to 1972 and dirty political tricks.

    Let's go back in time and segue to "Benghazi".

    Watergate Dirty Tricks (Nixon CREEP Team)

    Donald Segretti 

    James W. McCord, Jr.[Source:
     Spartacus Educational]
    G. Gordon Liddy
    G. Gordon Liddy[Source:]

    Frank Sturgis, one of the Watergate burglars.
    Frank Sturgis, one of the Watergate burglars. [Source: Bettmann / Corbis]

    E. Howard Hunt.
    E. Howard Hunt. [Source:
    American Patriot
    Friends Network]
    Hugh Sloan.
    Hugh Sloan. [Source:
    Bettmann / Corbis]
    Accused Watergate burglar
     Bernard Barker .[Source: 

    Wally McNamee / Corbis]
    Alfred Baldwin.
    Alfred Baldwin.[Source: S
    partacus Educational]

    The Republican Party has clumsily stumbled into yet another case of "entrapped in its own excrement."  From the days of Richard Nixon's Committee to Reelect the President (C.R.E.E.P) Team, past Lee Atwater's manipulation of race in politics, through slick Karl Rovian campaign trickery (Florida 2000); the Benghazi strategy has led to validation the party has a core bursting with deceit and subterfuge.

    Benghazi is proving to be a GOP Alamo.  The party is so desperate for opportunity to deflate president Obama and future Democratic presidential prospects, it resorted to 1970s political campaign tactics that led to the Watergate Hotel break-in.  The GOP wants so desperately to return to days long gone, the part repeats historic campaign blunders.  Some GOP mouthpieces have boldly used the word "Watergate" regarding this weeks IRS disclosures   They may have inadvertently stumbled into a form of reverse political scandal clairvoyance. GOP strategist and "agent provocateurs" took their subterfuge and treachery to the media and guess which networks "BIT"? No, Fox News was not the first to bit. 

    Don Segretti 

    ABC News and eventually CBS fell victim to the classic Donald Segretti political "dirty trick."

    For any reader who is either too young for 1970s Nixonian politics or have never watched the movie, All the Presidents Men (Dustin Hoffman Robert Redford) Drifglass has archived a cogent screed on GOP political tricks and malfeasance. The archive's main character is Donald Segretti; the  father of campaign treachery that has grown into acts like interceding on email information related to Benghazi and feeding it to media ratings hungry vulture networks, to harm the president and possible 2016 candidate Hillary Clinton.


    Don Segretti 4.0, A Teabagger Nation

    Monday, June 21, 2010

    Creepy little sociopaths like Nixon Ratfucker slug Don Segretti:
    June 27, 1971, and Beyond: Nixon Campaign ‘Agent Provocateur’ Funded by White House 
    Donald Segretti. [Source: Spartacus Educational] Three attorneys—one the assistant attorney general of Tennessee, Alex Shipley—are asked to work as so-called “agent provocateur” for the Campaign to Re-elect the President (CREEP), an organization working to re-elect President Nixon (see October 10, 1972). The three tell their story to Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein in late September 1972, and Bernstein’s colleague Bob Woodward learns more from his FBI source, “Deep Throat,” days later (see October 7, 1972 and October 9, 1972). They all say they were asked to work to undermine the primary campaigns of Democratic presidential candidates by the same man, Donald Segretti, a former Treasury Department lawyer who lives in California. Segretti will later be identified as a CREEP official. Segretti, the attorneys will say, promises them “big jobs” in Washington after Nixon’s re-election (see November 7, 1972). All three says they rejected Segretti’s offers (see June 27-October 23, 1971). Segretti himself will deny the allegations, calling them “ridiculous.” 
    Part of a Larger Pattern? - Bernstein and Woodward connect the Segretti story to other Nixon campaign “dirty tricks” they are already aware of, including efforts by Watergate burglar James McCord (see June 19, 1972) to “investigate” reporter Jack Anderson, attempts by Watergate surveillance man Alfred Baldwin (see June 17, 1972) to infiltrate Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt’s successful attempts to electronically “bug” Democratic campaign headquarters (see May 27-28, 1972) and his investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Edward Kennedy (see June 19, 1972), and McCord’s rental of an office next to the offices of Democratic presidential candidate Edmund Muskie. To the reporters, the Segretti story opens up speculation that the Nixon campaign had undertaken political espionage efforts long before the Watergate burglary. In their book All the President’s Men, Bernstein and Woodward write, “Watergate could have been scheduled before the president’s re-election chances looked so good and perhaps someone had neglected to pull the plug.” Bernstein has heard of CIA operations such as this mounted against foreign governments, called “black operations,” but sometimes more colloquially called “mindf_cking.” [Bernstein and Woodward, 1974, pp. 114-115] 
    Segretti a 'Small Fish in a Big Pond' - An FBI official investigating CREEP’s illegal activities will call Segretti “a small fish in a big pond,” and will say that at least 50 undercover Nixon operatives have worked around the country to disrupt and spy on Democratic campaigns.

    Which begat vermin like Lee Atwater:

    Read more linked above

    Yes, the networks ran with the 'hopeful' scoop, and followed the GOP into a dark journey where US history finds ghosts of the Nixon CREEP team. 

    A few points that add to the level and scope of strategy related to the botched ploy.  

    A.) Notice how the "agent provocateurs" positioned Hillary Clinton's State Department in the doctored email. As purposeful as the fisherman who places the colorful lure on her/his reel. The tricks agents set lures for potential 2016 voters a full three years prior to the campaign.

    B.) Notice the GOP's May 2013 rally call, "impeachment" (of the president).

    C.) Notice the timing of the strategy.  Attention to the economy, immigration reform, enactment of phases of the ACA, gun control measures, have all been effectively pushed from the public's eye and span of attention.

    D.) Notice desperate and dogged focus on efforts to attribute scandal to the White House.  As if the Administration is not providing ammo.

    E.) Notice the IRS Hearings that commenced today, amounted to nothing more than an opportunity to publicly flog anyone who works for the IRS and provided opportunity for Republicans to disparagingly use the words, "This _________ Administration."  The agent provocateurs actually allowed GOP committee hearing members to use any adjective in that blank above.  I actually heard three iterations that meant: "Bad".  GOP talking heads do not stray from script. Possibly three years from 2016 and one year from the 2014 Congressional Elections, committee members were allowed to pluck and use personally favored adjectives. 

    The strategy could have worked perfectly if there wasn't discovery of the provocateurs email tricks. 

    Watch as CBS and major Garrett offers CBS viewers their version of Republican dirty tricks.


    Here’s the clip, from The CBS Evening News:
    CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett then reported on the source of those invented quotes, and offered his analysis of their effect on the Republican narrative. ”Scott, Republicans have claimed that the State Department under Hillary Clinton was trying to protect itself from criticism,” Major began. “The White House released the real e-mails late yesterday and here’s what we found when we compared them to the quotes that had been provided by Republicans. One e-mail was written by Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes. On Friday, Republicans leaked what they said was a quote from Rhodes. ‘We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation.’” 
    “But it turns out, in the actual e-mail Rhodes did not mention the State Department,” he continued. “It read ‘We need to resolve this in a way that respects all the relevant equities, particularly the investigation.’ Republicans also provided what they said was a quote from an e-mail written by State Department Spokesman Victoria Nuland. The Republican version notes Nuland discussing ‘the penultimate point is a paragraph talking about all the previous warnings provided by the Agency (CIA) about al-Qaeda’s presence and activities of al-Qaeda.’”

    As I reflect on the week, my mind wonders into next week and thinking of how quickly the GOP will drop Benghazi. I also think of the words of a famous Texas political official.


    Thursday, March 21, 2013

    The Daily GOP Ignominious: Michelle Bachmann


    If you want to see the epitome of Right-wing 'nut' job (bery) consider the latest video expose with Michelle Bachmann (R) Minnesota.  Bachmann has again unleashed a barrage of complete insanity directed at President Obama

    I have my issues with the President, but rest assured Bachmann has not come close to touching on any level of sane criticism of Obama.  If fact, with every 'open-mount insert foot' she exposes the shallowness and desperation of the constituency.   Let's be be more specific, the shallowness of people who continue to vote Bachmann into the US House Of Representatives (The House of OZ).