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Showing posts with label US Presidency. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US Presidency. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

All Things Trump: 10,000 Lies

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It has been just over two years since Trump occupied the Oval Office and the US Presidency. Records, polls and " ...the best ever" have been his common and most uttered babbling over the past few years. Well, he has now ascended to a level in the US Presidency which has never been so high and will never fall to another US President.

The Washington Post has fact-checked Trump to the 10,000 lies level. ASTONISHING and shameful at the very same time.

Is there any wonder current polling is showing a deep lack of interest in reelecting the carnival barker so call "President"The Independent UK.

Let's end with a link to the Washington Post piece. 

The Washington Post:  President Trump has made more than 10,000 false or misleading claims


Friday, September 21, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: The Manifestations, The Behavior And The Unbelievable

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A US President laments not firing FBI Director James Comey after he won the GOP Primaries and about the time of the RNC Convention. Problem; he wasn't even a president-elect at that time. He most assuredly was serving in the Oval Office. How could he allow his brain to move such an idiot thought to his mouth and out to the public? 

During an interview with Hill.TV, Trump spoke openly and unabashedly in a manner which should incite cause for concern among rational Americans. We have posted a link to a Business Insider report on the matter, here.
"If I did one mistake with Comey, I should have fired him before I got here. I should have fired him the day I won the primaries," Trump told the Hill. "I should have fired him right after the convention, say I don't want that guy. Or at least fired him the first day on the job. I would have been better off firing him or putting out a statement that I don't want him there when I get there." 
Trump also mentioned that he is ordering the declassification of documents related to the Russia probe because exposing it as a partisan "hoax" would be a "crowning achievement" of his presidency.

"I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I've done … in its own way this might be the most important thing because this was corrupt," he added to the Hill.
He went on to say that his own FBI is working against him and trying to undermine his presidency. 
"What we have now is an insurance policy," the Trump told the Hill. "But it has been totally discredited, even Democrats agree that it has been discredited. They are not going to admit to it, but it has been totally discredited. I think, frankly, more so by text than by documents."
The nation's 45th President continues to show sign of a level of instability which is not only un-presidential, he behaves like a man hiding something. While appearing off the mark or off topic just a bit it is important to remember Trump's hasn't once visited our troops in a war zone.  

Yes, I digressed.

Let's take a look and read about Trump's visit to the North Carolina post- Florence floods with a death now (as of last night) at 41 dead. Did I mention "presidential" in a paragraph above?


Have you seen anything like this since the first Halloween (series) movie? We have a model for the US Presidency. Yes, there is such a dynamic as appearing presidential.

From "nice boat in their backyard" to the most eloquent statement regarding weather catastrophe ever. What follows is a matter of intellect. The matter goes far beyond Trump. It reaches the intellect of people who can listen to Trump's daily oral oozing and believe or accept his words as that of a true leader. 

Another angle......

Another angle...

Regardless of the angle, the view is unbelievable and historically embarrassing (while dangerous).


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Trump Talking Head Insults Humankind: "Trump is Not A Liar"

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Trump and his inner core mind-shapers sent a "presstitute" to the White House presser conference late week with a message: Trump is not a liar. Well, Tel me I am handsome; I will get a momentary shot of dopamine. Tell me I am wealthy; My first thought would be "I wish" while knowing you are misinformed or lying to me. Tell me Donald Trump is "not a liar" you have gone overboard with an attempt to mind shape or feed fodder to sycophant supporters while the world knows differently. Every utterance from Trump's mouth should first be considered a lie long ith the prospect 15% of the words may have a degree of truth.

A number of social media sources have posted articles or comment about Trump's lying. Buzzfeed's version is linked, here. Politifact's Trump file includes a graphic which shows Trump lies (In some form) far more than he speaks the truth: here. Interesting and informative Politico piece regarding Trumps lying.

While this piece came to be base don the Meme atop the piece, I can not help but end with a couple of snippets from Trump's Rose Garden comments of yesterday. He still hasn't learned he can not go on camera and lie about his just completed meeting with international leaders. 

Donald Trump is woefully ill-prepared for the office of the US Presidency. 

I really have to add this 52-second snippet from this morning's AM Joy Show on MSNBC.


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.  


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"Sue Me" I Will Not Relent!

CBS News recently broadcast a segment of John Boehner publicly shooting himself in the foot. As you watch the video that follows (below) it is critical to remember Boehner holds a position that places him just after the Vice President in ascendancy to the US Presidency.

Order of Presidential Succession

  • The Vice President Joseph Biden
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner
  • President pro tempore of the Senate1 Patrick Leahy
  • Secretary of State John Kerry
  • Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew
  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
  • Attorney General Eric Holder
  • Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel
  • Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
  • Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
  • Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan
  • Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
  • Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson (acting)
  • Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson
Read more: Order of Presidential Succession

House Speaker Boehner's "sue the president" is mere folly equivalent to Cantor and Boehner's 54 repeal ObamaCare; costing tax payers $86.4 million. Folly exacerbated by Boehner's own words during his press statement. He pointed a finger at the president for violation of the US Constitution via assertion of stepping on Congressional constitutional responsibility. A charge as flawed as the GOP claims of "we are about jobs."

The US Congress also has constitutional responsibility: legislate! Our need for legislation did not end upon Barack Obama's Inauguration in 2009. Congressional responsibility also generally does not include Inauguration day Republican "obstruction" meetings. Over the full course of President Obama's terms (to date) the The House of Representatives has passed only a couple of notable pieces of legislation: The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
and Hurricane Sandy Relief.

Huffington Post July 11, 2013

Article Excerpt 
Last year, Thomas Mann of the left-leaning Brookings Institution, and Norm Ornstein of the conservative American Enterprise Institute, published a Washington Post op-ed saying that the GOP deserves the blame for the dysfunction. 
"We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional," they wrote. "In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party." 
In an interview with Washington radio station WAMU aired on Monday, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) bemoaned the productivity of Congress and called on his colleagues to do more. 
"The first six months of this Congress have been among the least productive in American history," Connolly said. "Only 13 bills have been passed into law in the first six months of this year. That's gotta be a record low."
"What is a president to do?"

If you believe paying 535 congressional representatives as follows for congressional performance as we have delineated, you probably eagerly await Boehner's "suit" against the president.

Congressional Leadership Pay (No benefits no perks: straight compensation)

  • Speaker of the House $223,500 per annum 
  • Majority and Minority Leaders $193,400 per annum 
  • All other Representatives (including Delegates and Resident Commissioner From Puerto Rico) $174,000 per annum
Now let's look at the 2013 House Calendar: linked. (Working days for the entire year total 126, leaving 239 days off. )

Boehner in all Congressional Glory announcing he has ah enough. The President simply will not allow the GOP House majority to legislate without legislating. 

John boehner announces plans to sue Obama 

If the "suit" was a shot across the bow to the nation's 44th President, the shot will not find a reticent leader.

Obama moves on.......

A president must lead despite all barriers. Let there be no mistake, the GOP via its elected members of Congress is a major barrier.  

The 2014 mid-term elections offer an opportunity for a path to more GOP obstruction or an opportunity to move the nation forward via sending the GOP an electoral message.