Trump, The Conflicted Dotard……

 

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Trump, in criticizing special counsel Mueller following his media statement yesterday , said Mueller was “conflicted”. However, our “president”  followed up with some conflicting statements of his own.

“Russia, Russia, Russia! That’s all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax. And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime that didn’t exist.”

But later Trump told reporters…

“You know who got me elected? I got me elected. Russia didn’t help me at all. Russia, if anything, I think, helped the other side.”

It is no secret that Trump lies. The record is clear on that issue. It is also clear that Mueller is an honest and non-partisan man.

So, given the evidence,  it should be easy for anyone who is capable of reading and comprehending to readily discern who is telling the truth. The majority of Americans get who that is. For the 30-40% of trumpers here is a hint, it ain’t Trump.

Go to the source article for more on Trump’s confusion.

James Comey On Trump, In His Own Words…..

Former FBI director James Comey is an honest man. We know this because he has a sterling record of honesty and integrity. We cannot say as much for Donald J. Trump.

In as much as Comey has a record of honesty and integrity Trump has no such record. History has painted Trump a very different picture. Trump’s record is one of gross dishonesty. Over 10,000 combined partial and total lies in just over two years is proof enough of Trump’s deceitful ways.

Following is a short excerpt from an article written by the honest James Comey abot the dishonest Trump. It is, to say the least, spot on.

It is tempting for normal people to ignore our president when he starts ranting about treason and corruption at the FBI. I understand the temptation. I’m the object of many of his rants, and even I try to ignore him.

But we shouldn’t, because millions of good people believe what a president of the United States says. In normal times, that’s healthy. But not now, when the president is a liar who doesn’t care what damage he does to vital institutions. We must call out his lies that the FBI was corrupt and committed treason, that we spied on the Trump campaign, and tried to defeat Donald Trump. We must constantly return to the stubborn facts.

Russia engaged in a massive effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Near as I can tell, there is only one U.S. leader who still denies that fact. The FBI saw the attack starting in mid-June 2016, with the first dumping of stolen emails. In late July, when we were hard at work trying to understand the scope of the effort, we learned that one of Trump’s foreign policy advisers knew about the Russian effort seven weeks before we did.

In April 2016, that adviser talked to a Russian agent in London, learned that the Russians had obtained “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of thousands of emails, and that the Russians could assist the Trump campaign through the anonymous release of information damaging to Clinton. Of course, nobody from the Trump campaign told us this (or about later Russian approaches); we had to learn it, months after the fact, from an allied ambassador.

But when we finally learned of it in late July, what should the FBI have done? Let it go? Go tell the Trump campaign? Tell the press? No. Investigate, to see what the facts were. We didn’t know what was true. Maybe there was nothing to it, or maybe Americans were actively conspiring with the Russians. To find out, the FBI would live up to its name and investigate.

As director, I was determined that the work would be done carefully, professionally and discreetly. We were just starting. If there was nothing to it, we didn’t want to smear Americans. If there was something to it, we didn’t want to let corrupt Americans know we were on to them. So, we kept it secret. That’s how the FBI approaches all counterintelligence cases.

And there’s the first problem with Trump’s whole “treason” narrative. If we were “deep state” Clinton loyalists bent on stopping him, why would we keep it secret? Why wouldn’t the much-maligned FBI supervisor Peter Strzok — the alleged kingpin of the “treasonous” plot to stop Trump — tell anyone? He was one of the very few people who knew what we were investigating.

We investigated. We didn’t gather information about the campaign’s strategy. We didn’t “spy” on anyone’s campaign. We investigated to see whether it was true that Americans associated with the campaign had taken the Russians up on any offer of help. By late October, the investigators thought they had probable cause to get a federal court order to conduct electronic surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser named Carter Page…

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A fish rots from the head down. So to does a nation.

 

It’s Time For Articles Of Impeachment…..

If you believe it’s time for an autocratic, childish dictator to govern America then you have your man in Donald J. Trump. Certainly you will want to reelect him. Maybe even call for passing a constitutional amendment to make it possible for him to rule until his death.

Putting snark aside, you just might want to consider the following article. Trump has a sinister and dangerous side that far exceeds the worst of former President Richard Nixon’s paranoia.

With Trump in power it is beginning to look an awful lot like 1984. The novel.

Long before becoming president, Donald Trump called for the jailing of his adversaries. Aided by Attorney General William Barr, he may now actually be training the full force of federal law enforcement against his enemies, real or perceived. Unlike Richard Nixon, who acted in secret, Trump is corrupting the justice system openly and publicly.

The seriousness of such a presidential abuse of power, and its potential for undermining the constitutional order, could well surpass any of the crimes detailed in the Mueller Report. Indeed, the Congress long ago recognized that such misconduct can merit impeachment.

Trump’s desire to investigate the investigators who uncovered the Russian plot to elect him president has taken on a special urgency since the release of the Mueller Report, with Trump repeatedly accusing government officials of “treason,” and the White House declaring: “This whole thing was a TAKEDOWN ATTEMPT at the President of the United States.”

On Thursday night, after Trump had spent days excoriating the purportedly “treasonous” investigators by name, he announced he had granted Barr the “full and complete authority” to declassify documents relating to the Russia probe. The White House also stated that Trump had directed intelligence agencies to “quickly and fully” cooperate with the investigation into the investigation.

It’s reminiscent of Nixon’s secret scheme to “use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies,” as then-White House Counsel John Dean put it, by manipulating “grant availability, federal contract, litigation, prosecution, etc.” Nixon directed the IRS provide potentially damaging information against some of his enemies. Although the agency’s commissioner refused Nixon’s demand, the scheme became part of the impeachment case against Nixon, which accused him of illegally endeavoring “to obtain [information] from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens.”

While much of Nixon’s scheme was forestalled, Trump appears poised to effectuate his. Barr recently named Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham (best known for investigating the FBI’s corrupt relationship with Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger) to head up an inquiry into the “origins” of the Russia investigation. Unnamed government officials have attempted to minimize the significance of the inquiry by stating to the press that it does not currently entail the use of grand jury subpoenas, but that of course could change at any time—indeed, Senator Lindsey Graham is publicly demanding as much.

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If you’re a patriotic America, one who reveres our Constitution and  the rule of law, as well as your liberty you ought to be very, very concerned. The most corrupt president in our history is trying to corrupt our democratic republic beyond recognition.

Do Americans Even Care Any Longer About Presidential Qualifications?……

You’ve never seen a House member elected president. Neither have your parents — nor, in all likelihood, their parents. The last time it happened, there were 38 states and electricity was a novelty.

The year was 1880, the congressman James Garfield. The 14 decades since are littered with the failed campaigns of House members who thought they could replicate his feat.

But that hasn’t stopped six more from trying this year, a full quarter of the Democratic field.

As for what Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, the most recent addition to the candidate throng, is trying to do: Well, no onehas ever done it. Never in American history has a sitting mayor been elected president, or even received a major party’s nomination. But three — Mr. de Blasio, Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., and Wayne Messam of Miramar, Fla. — are running now.

In 2016, when Republicans had a field almost as big as the Democrats do now, it included no House members or mayors. Of the 17 candidates, nine were sitting or former governors, and five were sitting or former senators.

But, of course, all those governors and senators lost to Donald J. Trump, who had no political experience at all. Before Mr. Trump was elected, no one had ever become president without a background in government or the military. Now, it’s harder to say what the bar is — or whether voters care.

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Personally I do not believe a majority of Americans really do care today about the experience or actual track record of a candidate. What the majority seems to care about is what the candidate promises they will do for them. Whether the candidate actually has the ability or power once elected is of little concern to most. What is important are the promises. If they sound good and or make the voter feel good that’s all it takes.

I acknowledge the cynicism of my thoughts. But I believe my cynical outlook is justified. When was the last time you heard any candidate speak about our crushing national debt? About balancing or even attempting to balance the national budget?  Or identifying opportunities to eliminate unnecessary and wasteful spending.  When was the last time any candidate has discussed fiscal responsibility and restraint?

Candidates talk about all the stuff they gleefully promise. Always without providing any specifics as to how all the stuff will be paid for. I can’t help but believe the electorate simply no longer cares about the nuts and bolts  of how the government works, OR, how it is funded. As long as they perceive they are getting their stuff.

Conservatives and republicans long ago, think the Reagan era, abandoned their long held reputation as the party of fiscal responsibility. Reagan actually exploded the national debt outspending the former Soviet Union militarily in what can only be termed as an effort to break the Soviet Union and bring it to its knees economically.

Since the Reagan heydays the nation has essentially been on a slow steady train expanding fiscal irresponsibility. Both republicans and democrats in their effort to deliver the promised stuff have simply stopped acting fiscally responsible.  We The People are as much responsible as those we elect to represent and lead us. And, we ask for more, and more, and more. 

Chickens eventually come home to roost. We just don’t care.

New Poll Shows Americans Do Not Want Trump To Remain In Office IN 2020……

We’ve been saying it’s  time for Trump to move out, move on, and let the country regain the opportunity to repair the damage Trump has wrought both at home and globally in 2020. Apparently a broad majority of Americans agree with us. Although personally I strongly support impeachment.

A new poll finds that a strong majority of voters believes that President Trump does not deserve a second term in office.

A Monmouth University survey released Wednesday found that only 37 percent of voters believe Trump should be reelected, while 60 percent said they think it’s time to have someone new in the White House.

That’s the highest percentage of voters saying they’re eager for change since Monmouth first began asking the question in November. The numbers come weeks ahead of Trump’s expected official launch for his 2020 reelection campaign.

Trump’s approval rating is at 40 percent positive and 52 percent negative. That’s at the low end of his approval ratings for the past 12 months, during which time his positive rating has been from 40 to 44 percent and his negative rating has ranged from 46 to 54 percent.

The president’s approval rating remains high among Republicans, at 86 percent positive. Thirty-seven percent of independents have a favorable view of Trump, compared to 50 percent who view him unfavorably.

The poll also found deep pessimism about the direction of the country, with 29 percent of respondents saying the U.S. is on the right track and 63 percent saying it is headed in the wrong direction.

espite the desire to elect Trump’s replacement in 2020, a majority of voters, 56 percent, say Trump should not be impeached and compelled to leave office, while 39 percent support impeachment and removal.

“A majority want someone else in the Oval Office, but are willing to wait until the next election,” said Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray.

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America now recognizes it made a big mistake electing The Donald to the presidency, a fully unqualified individual for the Office of the Presidency. Washington as well as the entire country is dying for a breath of fresh air and honesty. Both things Trump has destroyed since his first day in office in January 2017.