Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How To Think Like A Trump Voter

The Clinton Foundation... had 11 and a half million AIDS victims on treatment who otherwise would have died, for instance...rebuilt the entire health system of the country of Rwanda...eliminated malaria from most of Tanzania and saved thousands and thousands of people’s lives that way. - Joe Conason

The Trump Foundation bribed politicians, paid off lawsuit settlements and bought Donald an aristocratic wall portrait.

From this, Trump voters know that Hillary is corrupt and has no shame.

Hillary has released thorough medical records and a long tax history.

Trump said he would release his medical and tax records, but has refused to do so.

This tells discerning Trump voters that damn lying Hillary is too secretive. Trump is obviously more honest and transparent.

Hillary has faced numerous grueling Republican hearings on Benghazi and her emails.

Trump voters are horrified that despite Hillary's open hate for America, and founding ISIS with Obama, Republicans failed to find criminal wrongdoing. 

This proves she alone is to blame for the Benghazi attack, and for our enemies learning all our top secrets. This clearly means she has turned our generals into rubble and made us weak. 

Hillary wants better background checks for weapon purchases, and to limit semi-automatic weapons with large magazines, therefore Trump voters know she wants to repeal the Second Amendment and confiscate our guns.

This is the "Trumped up logic" that tells us Hillary is a traitor and must be locked up. And for these reasons, Donald is the “only one” who can make America great again.

You just can't fool a Trump voter, can you?

Heil, Drumpf!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Trump Effect

Colin Powell accurately asserted Trump's birtherism is nothing but racism. Every non-racist knows this.

Every non-bigot knows Trump's smearing of a reputable judge as being incapable of performing his duty because of his Mexican heritage was open bigotry. 

And every non-racist knows this racism gave rise to Trump's political ascendancy. His legions of ignorant neo-fascist haters have grown more emboldened.  

The ignorance, hate and racism have become a toxic and vile rot in our society. Now it is spreading to the young. 

In an August 25th speech Hillary Clinton told the story about a high school basketball game in Indiana, where home team fans taunted players from their heavily Hispanic rival school by holding up a large cutout of Trump’s head and chanting "build a wall." 

"Next time you see Trump rant on television, think about all the children listening across America," Clinton said. "Kids hear a lot more than we think. Parents and teachers are already worrying about what they call the ‘Trump Effect.’ They report that bullying and harassment are on the rise in our schools, especially targeting students of color, Muslims, and immigrants."

Clinton’s source is an April report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, the civil rights and antidiscrimination advocacy group. The report is titled "The Trump Effect: The impact of the presidential campaign on our nation’s schools."

The online survey of approximately 2,000 K-12 teachers found: "Teachers have noted an increase in bullying, harassment and intimidation of students whose races, religions or nationalities have been the verbal targets of candidates on the campaign trail.

Hate from Trump and his American neo-fascist base has contaminated our young, like a sick replay of Hitler Youth.

Respondents gave a total of 5,000 comments. Of those, one in five mentioned Trump. All other candidates were mentioned fewer than 200 times combined.
"More than one-third have observed an increase in anti-Muslim or anti-immigrant sentiment."
"Teachers report that students have been ‘emboldened’ to use slurs, engage in name-calling and make inflammatory statements toward each other," and "Kids use the names of candidates as pejoratives to taunt each other."
"More than two-thirds of the teachers reported that students — mainly immigrants, children of immigrants and Muslims — have expressed concerns or fears about what might happen to them or their families after the election."

Today’s deplorable parents are raising future deplorable neo-fascists. 

Nothing can be done about the racist core of Trump supporters. They cling to their hate like they cling to their guns and Bibles. This is what con-servative, far Right American Christianity has become. Every Klansman voting for Trump will tell you he’s a Christian. 

I have real respect for conservatives or Christians who recognize the hate and lies and ignorance displayed by Trump. They share with progressives the sinking feeling that our next president will not be our finest. 

I really don't believe every Trump voter is a racist. Many are simply reacting to the decades of Republican engineered smearing of Hillary Clinton. And she has her faults, but she is no Trump. 

The neo-fascists would never vote for a Democrat anyway.

But what happened to the brains, (and more importantly, the conscience,) of the other Trump voters?  Don’t they understand if they tolerate hate and lies, and support the hater and liar, it will only spawn more hate and lies? 

W. T. F. is wrong with this country? 

I'm sure sane Germans felt the same in 1933. It's not the country, it's the dark side of human nature. It is the authoritarian personality that appears in nearly a quarter of any population. Combine racism with authoritarianism and we get Trump and his followers.

Orwell predicted the predominant trait and key to power for the American con-servatives and the Republican Party. 

“Ignorance is strength”. 

Keith Olbermann shows no mercy on these self-deluded dupes. 

Hillary was Wrong. All of Trump's Supporters Are "Deplorable" | The Closer with Keith Olbermann | GQ

“If you support Trump... If you think he should be president regardless of how much he and his advocates hate and mock and punch old women with portable oxygen canisters. If you’re not condemning this madness and repudiating these deplorable people and you are not racist, not sexist, not homophobic, not xenophobic, or not Islamophobic. If you’re supporting him not for those things but in spite of them, you are even more deplorable. The correct number, Secretary Clinton, is not 50 percent, it’s 100.” 
As one comment says:

“If you support a racist then you're supporting racism and if you're supporting racism then you're a racist.”

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Authoritarian Peas In A Pod

Trump's sidekick Mike Pence declined to categorize Trump backer, and white nationalist Klansman, David Duke as "deplorable."

"I'm not in the name-calling business," Pence told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

Right. He’s just sharing the ticket with one of the worst name-callers ever.

“If you won’t say the KKK is deplorable, you have no business running the country”. HRC

Mic drop!

The Deplorable responds:

“The whole idea that they were trying to make Pence call me names basically, and he didn’t bite on that, was a real positive thing for all of us.” - Duke

Lily white racist Klansmen for Trump, aka "Good Americans", get a pass from name calling. After all, they are the true believers in Trump’s thinly veiled racist “birtherism”. 

Those who dare to criticize Trump and call out his hate and lies are insulted and demeaned with nasty name calling. 

No wonder Putin is his role model. He praises the tyrant who silences any blogger or journalist who challenges his abuses of power. Political opponents and journalists are jailed or assassinated.  

Trump also wants to hurt protesters and deny press access when they don't flatter him. “Lock her up!” is chanted by his angry cult. Putin would love Trump supporters, as they would be happy to emulate their leader’s admiration for the despotic Russian. 

Trump’s authoritarian nature and dictatorial ambitions can be restrained only by the will of the American voters. 

All Trump needs is his ultimate “Triumph of the Will”, and Americans may as well be shouting “Heil, Mein Drumpf!” 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

9-11 Blues

I'm more than pretty sure that we don't know the entire truth about what happened 15 years ago.

And again, cui bono?

The CIA created al-Qaeda in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, who got off the leash and turned on the US. The neocons, the MIC and Mossad all had something to gain. Our own "axis of evil".

It seems the WTC buildings were rigged with thermite for the inevitable attack that no one would stop. The Bush Cartel demonstrated it's priorities by excluding terror adviser Richard Clarke from cabinet meetings.

And then came 9-11. We invaded Afghanistan.

And then torture, indefinite incarceration without charges, and warrant-less mass surveillance became the norm.

70% of Americans were duped into believing Saddam was in cahoots with al-Qaeda, Iraq was invaded under false pretenses, and the neocons' dream war quickly spawned ISIS.

Now we face the prospect of President Hillary, or President Trump, proclaiming "To the victor go the spoils", urging us back into Iraq to take "our oil".

Rudy the 9-11 guy, wanting to help Benedict Donald rule our country agrees, "Until the war is over, anything is legal."

Mein Drumpf assures us, "I’m really good at war. I love war in a certain way, but only when we win."

"Heil, Drumpf!" USA! USA! USA!

What a spectacular final chapter to our nation's history.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Obama The "Messiah"

Never mind the fact America's great new savior Trump has proclaimed that he alone can "fix the system" and make us great again. "Obama the Messiah" has been the slogan behind the far Right's hate and contempt for the man before he even took office.

History shows demagoguery has long been the path to power for authoritarians. Obama is guilty of his share of betrayals and sell outs, but never by being a demagogue. 

Those few of us paying attention in 2008 knew Obama had a corporatist nature. His Bush-appeasing approval of the Fourth Amendment-defying FISA amendment that exonerated telecoms for sharing our communications with the NSA was the first warning flag.

Obama swiftly appeased the Right again when he removed the public option from the conservative Heritage Foundation-inspired Obamacare.

Obama the "socialist messiah" even offered to cut Social Security for his "grand bargain".

Obama's support for the TPP is further proof of his record of corporatist appeaser.

His "looking forward" and ignoring the lies and treachery that led us to torture and the debacle in Iraq was another clear indicator this man is no progressive, let alone socialist.

ISIS was a direct product of Bush's destruction of Iraq and dismissal of the Iraqi army. Now many of the cult zombies buy into Trump's lie that Obama "founded ISIS".

Yet the far Right cult blames Obama for this. And then they whine about their obvious racism at worst, and stupidity at best, being called out for blaming the black guy for the damage their white Republican leader caused. The same hate cult blames Obama for the financial collapse and the Bush Recession.

Give me a f-ing break. If these closed minded, vile, false Christian assholes are looking for respect, they're not getting any from any sane and informed persons.

And if this is what many "good Christians" believe, they will be in for a shock. These false beliefs reflect only the willful hate and ignorance of sanctimonious hypocrites. I doubt their "heaven" is full of hypocritical willful haters, for they directly defy the commandments of their Savior. No wonder Ghandi said, "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

Many of them clearly, and deliberately, do not want to be like Christ. Greed is their god. Hate is their creed. Ignorance is their strength.

Instead of understanding these facts, the far Right STILL parrots their "messiah" BS. They truly embrace ignorance and believe their own crap, or are basically evil. They promote their own concept of the "noble lie".

It may take a leap of faith to be Christian, but it takes a giant leap of ignorance and hate to be a far Right Christian. That giant leap of ignorance and hate is exactly what con-servative Republicans nurture, and need, to dupe the American people into approving their suppression of democracy, letting Big Oil dictate environmental policy, and allowing the Kochs to dictate and dismantle our Constitutional regulation of commerce and providing for the general welfare.

(Also posted at Fair and Unbalanced.)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

"Make Russia Great Again"

There is no shame, no honesty and no decency left in the Republican Party. Failure to understand this fact is, and has been, America’s fatal flaw.

Here’s the latest Republican hypocrisy reported by NBC News:

Mike Pence chastised President Obama on Friday for indirectly referring to Donald Trump as a demagogue, saying — perhaps ironically — that "name calling" has no "place in public life.

…Pence's remarks backed up against his own running mate's use of derogative nicknames over the last year on the campaign, including: "Little Michael Bloomberg", "Crooked Hillary" [Clinton], "Corrupt [Tim] Kaine", "Liddle Marco [Rubio]", "Lyin' Ted" [Cruz], "Crazy Bernie" [Sanders], "Goofy" [Elizabeth Warren] and "Low Energy Jeb" [Bush].

Well whadayaknow? As proven again and again, name calling, IOKIYAR.

That was great hypocrisy, but con-servative theocrat Pence still takes a back seat to what Dear Leader Trump said.  (Trump is North Korea’s favorite after all. And according to Trump, Putin’s pick.)

To help him take power, Trump openly hoped Russia would hack into our country and his political opponent. Sounds like treason, or at least inciting espionage and criminal conduct.


Donald puts himself above the law and our country. He has the bigoted, arrogant and dishonest characteristics of an authoritarian dictator.

Benedict Donald actually said:

“Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

How's THAT for "presidential"? But wait, there's more.

"I've always felt fine about Putin. He's a strong leader. He's a powerful leader." High praise for a thuggish strongman from another. He also respected Saddam for the same reasons.

In the November 10 GOP debate, Trump said: “I got to know him very well because we were both on ‘60 Minutes,’ we were stablemates, and we did very well that night.”

And now:

“I never met Putin. I don’t know who Putin is,” Trump said at a Florida news conference.

Look no further for a perfect example of Orwellian "double-think", holding two contradictory statements as truth. "Ignorance is strength", comrades.

The  horror is so many low-information, ignorant, stupid, and pathetic American racists and rubes believe that man, no matter what he says.

Fellow billionaire Mike Bloomberg accurately noted, "I know a con when I see one".

Even the Koch brothers refuse to back this reckless ignoramus and sociopath.

We know Paul Manafort, NATO-defying Donald Trump’s top adviser, has close ties to pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine.

"It was a weird thing for the people in Ukraine, because they could not imagine how an American strategist agreed to cooperate with Putin’s friend. It was confusing. But Manafort played a decisive role in the victory of Yanukovych," said Ukrainian political expert Oleg Kravchenko.

The Guardian reports:

Discussing a possible Moscow hotel project with real estate website in 2013, Trump boasted: “The Russian market is attracted to me. I have a great relationship with many Russians, and almost all of the oligarchs were in the room”.

On another occasion he declared: “Moscow right now in the world is a very, very important place. We wanted Moscow all the way.”

In 2008, Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr, told a New York Russian real estate investors conference that a “lot of money [is] pouring in from Russia”. “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” he added.

There you go folks. The choice is clear. Vote Republican.

Comrade Benedict Donald will “Make Russia Great Again”.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

RNC Day 3: Thank You, Ted

Things have been really heating up inside Mount Doom on the Cuyahoga.

We can thank "Lyin' Ted" Cruz for most of those BTUs.

Cruz is one the worst of the fundamentalist tea-bagging Republicans to come along. Despite being unlikable in every way, the guy has a Nixonian calculating sense of strategy and purpose. 

Too bad his purpose is to create a corporatist theocracy.

Lyin' Ted seized his moment, and drew boos and howls from agitated Trumpies at the convention, only after failing to endorse their anointed One Who Will “Make America Great Again” ™.

We all know how a rabid gang of authoritarian personalities react to those who fail to fall in line. It is ugly. He was even compared to Hillary! How’s THAT for pure hate?

One can almost sympathize and admire Teddy boy. For good reason, he resents Trump, not only as being one who is not a “true conservative”, but as a vile brute who smeared his wife and father.

Poor Ted. He’s been made an example of the new lows Republicans now embrace in their Jihad against decency, democracy, and government of, by and for the people.

Trump has been busy terrifying the world, brandishing his unstable personality while leading his legions of fanatic followers. As his VP Pence talked about commitments to friendly nations, Don the Con announced he wouldn’t be in any hurry to meet our NATO treaty obligations in case of conflict.  

Having it both ways is what he’s always been about.

But Pence is now to be the Trump appointed President of domestic and foreign policy, if we are to believe the Kasich people. Asked what Donald will be doing, his toady replied, “He will make America Great Again” ™.

How’s that for before-the-fact dereliction of duty? He’s not only Sarah Palin’s twin in being grossly uninformed, he’s also planning on being the next “Quitter in Chief”.

I guess the Trump Constitution allows all powers to be ceded to the VP, just like Cheney had assumed from a previous clueless neo-Aristocrat allowed into the White House.

Trump will appoint “Unbelievably good people” to make America great again. Trust him.

Gotta love America the Ignorant.

But what I find most savory is Ted’s words that rankled the rubes more than anything else. “Vote your conscience”.

“What conscience?” one may reasonably inquire. He’s talking to fanatic far Right Republicans, after all. Authoritarians value obedience and conformity, not conscience, and never dissent. That’s for sissy liberals, not Real Americans ™.

Once again Democrats have been handed the perfect weapon to use for their campaign. I doubt they will run with it though. They’re arrogant, and too smart by half, which isn’t too smart.

Democrats should appropriate “Vote your conscience” for Hillary’s campaign slogan. What could be more bi-partisan, and appeal to more people?

They could even thank Ted for the perfect gift. He’d just LOVE that.