The editorial boards of these reliable conservative newspapers were geniuses in the fall, and they’re geniuses now because they saw what other Republicans refused to see: that Donald Trump was, and is, not fit to be president.
I’m not psychoanalysis him. I’ll leave that to the professionals. He doesn’t have the personal skills or ideas or knowledge to be an effective president, and the entirety of his tenure has proven that. What he does is not presidential, what he says is not presidential and what he sees as his role in the national conversation is not presidential.
In and of itself, Trump’s firing of James Comey should not have been big news. Comey has lived on borrowed time since the inaugural, and would have been immediately sacked at 12:02 pm on January 20 had Hillary won. But the Trump White House looks like a rat’s nest with people peeking their heads out to see if there’s a trap. Good public servants have dutifully explained what the talking-points said and legislators have responded as expected to their party over country.
Then the president (shudder) weighs in. And by now it should be crystal clear that he has little sense of protocol or how to shape a message, and it is not clear if he wants to acquire these skills. It’s all personal. Venomous. Vindictive. Vile. Accusatory. Threatening… This is not presidential and it never will be. There is no normal here.
As for the actual content, clearly Comey has something on Trump or Trump has something on Trump, and Comey should just come right out and say what he has and see if Trump releases any “tapes” if they exist. This is how you confront a bully. I think one of Hillary’s big mistakes in the debates was not taking Trump’s offer that he would release his tax returns if she released her deleted emails. As soon as he proposed it, she should have extended her hand and said, “Deal. We’ll release them on the same day.” Comey needs to do the same thing in response to Trump’s threats. The country is bigger than one person’s personality.
As I said before, my life has become much easier now that I reject anything that comes out of Trump’s mouth, twitter feed or pen. And now that he has essentially said his administration will say anything or even cancel press briefings, my life is getting even more relaxing. The problem is that we still live in a democratic republic that demands an active press. Shutting down the process is dangerous.
And finally, let’s not overplay Trump’s dysfunction. He has done nothing impeachable nor can people who oppose him gain anything by demonizing those who voted for him. What we need is a responsible opposition that focuses on the issues such as health care, taxes, immigration and jobs and makes clear what we think the country should do about these things. That’s what voters will eventually use to make their choices. There is plenty of time to identify quality candidates and to begin the process of making a case.
Hillary Clinton reminded the nation yesterday that although Republicans were forced to cancel their so-called “healthcare” bill, “the fight isn’t over yet!”
Clinton tweeted an official statement along with a handful of stories from people who have benefitted from ObamaCare.
“Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance, for seniors, for families battling the quiet epidemic of addiction, for new moms and women everywhere,” Clinton said in her statement.
“Most of all, it’s a victory for anyone who believes affordable health care is a human right. We cannot forget: This victory happened because people in every cover of our country committed their time and energy to calling their representatives, showing up at town hall meetings, and making their voices heard.”
“The fight isn’t over yet,” she added, saying that “we will have to push back on future bad ideas and embrace good ones to make health care more affordable.”
Following her so-called “defeat” to
Russia… Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary was spotted walking in the woods of Chappaqua NY., accompanied by her husband Bill Clinton. Photographs were taken and posted on social media and it was understood that the former Secretary of State needed some alone time with her family. Hillary sightings were few and in-between since the November 8th election, but things are changing.
In a speech in Scranton, Hillary says that she is “ready to come out of the woods,” and that watching Donald Trump and his kind of politics makes it hard for her to watch the news. The former First Lady then went on to advocate a united nation.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 18, 2017
And you wonder why Donald Trump will become the next president of the United States? When half his voters believe his Democratic opponent heads a child sex ring out of a pizza shop in D.C, then it should come as no surprise that Trump will be sworn in on January 20th. Oh yea, and Russia helped his “election too.
I actually know one of these people. He believes that Hillary Clinton is the cause of everything wrong in America, so when the fake news story came out that Hillary sold young kids for sex, even cooking and eating some of them, this guy, my co-worker, was more than delighted to tell me how much of a devil Hillary Clinton is, and how this child-sex story proves his point.
But I digress.
No matter how many times law enforcement and the media insist that there is no Democrat-led pedophilia ring being run out of a D.C. family restaurant, there will always be people who believe that there is.
Specifically, there will always be Donald Trump voters who believe that Hillary Clinton traffics kids out of a pizzeria basement. That story was spawned and propagated by fake news sites and even led to a man discharging a gun inside of the restaurant in question. Still, the rumor persists.
Notably, almost half of Trump’s supporters believe in the so-called “Pizzagate” scandal that centers around the supposed child sex ring while 57% of Clinton’s supporters rejected the idea outright.
The man who pushed the conspiracy that the Sandy Hook shooting did not happen and that all 20 kindergarten students killed in the attack are still alive, recently pushed another story that caused an armed gunman to enter a pizzeria and began firing off the weapon.
Remember pizza-gate? The Fake news story that claimed Hillary Clinton to be the head of some child sex ring ran out of a pizzeria in D.C, and that she eats the kids? That story, as fake and far-fetched as it is, was deemed true by true by Alex Jones. And he called on his listeners to “investigate” the pizzeria to find the captured kids.
Now I want to be clear. Not everybody in the WikiLeaks is involved in this. Clearly. You have to go investigate it for yourself. But I will warn you, this story that’s been the biggest thing on the internet for several weeks, pizzagate as it’s called, is a rabbit hole that is horrifying to go down.
A gunman took Jones’ words to heart. On December 4, Edgar Maddison Welch went into the D.C pizzeria armed with an assault rifle and began shooting. No one was hurt but Welch later told The New York Times that he got the idea to “investigate” the pizzeria from Alex Jones and his Infowars website.
Jones immediately deleted whatever evidence he had showing him as Welch’s instigator. But the video still exists.
I’m amazed that Trump’s game is not seen by more people, especially those people who call themselves “pundits” which is essentially the art studying politicians. I am clearly a novice compared to the professionals we see on TV every second of every day. But so far, the professionals are still perplexed by Donald Trump.
Here’s my simple observation. If you want to know what Donald Trump is up to, just listen to the way he attacks his opponents. It’s a classic case of blame your opponent for the very thing you’re guilty of. This method – something Trump has done over and over again – is also known as Karl Rove Strategy #3 – a primitive psychological process of Projection, better known as ‘Blame-Shifting.’
Take Trump’s latest dust-up for example. On Monday, Trump dabbled in Rove’s playbook once again when he claimed, “millions of people…voted illegally” and without any proof to substantiate his claims, Trump went further, saying that “serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California.” This frantic blame-shifting game came into play after news broke that Hillary Clinton appeared willing to join efforts requesting election result recounts in Michigan and Wisconsin.
It is well documented that Russia played a pivotal role in Trump’s election “win.” Federal agencies have investigated and concluded that Russia hacked into computers and databases of a number of Democratic officials, including the Democratic National Committee, and information deemed harmful to Hillary Clinton was revealed.
Others have taken this even further. Some say that Russia’s influence on the 2016 election did not stop at hacking databases for Democrats, they claim that Russia also hacked into the voting machines as well. There have been numerous polling stations reporting that the amount of votes cast for Trump were greater than the amount of registered voters on record. Clearly, something is amiss and you don’t have to be a math genius to figure it out. Trump trailed the entire way in the general election process, then blew-out Clinton on election night. Many say that was only possible with the help of Russia’s hack-job.
So now that recount requests are made in Michigan and Wisconsin – two states that Trump “won”, Trump is projecting blame again, blaming the other side for things his side did during the 2016 election. With no proof whatsoever, Donald Trump is now claiming that voting irregularities happened in Democratic won states like California, Virginia and New Hampshire.
Karl Rove Strategy #3 is strong and at play. And the professionals are still wondering what is up Trump’s sleeve!
An online petition is gaining signatures from all over the country. The petition is asking the Electoral College to vote for Hillary Clinton when the 270 voters meet in December to decide on the next president.
In fewer than 24 hours, an online petition asking the Electoral College to elect Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump for president of the United States has amassed over two million signatures.
“Mr. Trump is unfit to serve,” the petition argues. “His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic.”
“Secretary Clinton won the popular vote and should be president,” it continues. “The only reason Trump ‘won’ is because of the Electoral College. But the Electoral College can actually give the White House to either candidate. So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?”