Trump Gave Up The Moral High Ground, Therefore He Does Not Represent Our Country’s Values… Period

Donald J. Trump on Tuesday August 15, 2017 effectively relinquished any and all moral authority he may have once had.

h/t Progressive Eruptions

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Generals Eisenhower and Patton Visit The Nazi Death Camps: Never forget!

Extremism in rejecting the scourge of Nazism and White Supremacy is no vice.

Below is a video made by the US military and it depicts in all its horror what the Antifa and BLMers were protesting against when they confronted the Neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A. last weekend.

The alt-right supporters and Donald Trump are defending the Nazis by using the excuse that the Antifa and BLMers had no permit to protest the mob that represents what you will see in the video below.

This is what they were marching and protesting against. This is what Nazis are. And this is why a majority of Americans are angry at, ashamed of, and disgusted with the POTUS who defended Nazis by claiming “many sides” were responsible for what happened last weekend.

FACT:  One side represented Nazis; the other side did not.

Never forget!

 

It is now time for the Republican party leadership as well as former republican presidents GHWB and GWB to grow some brass ones and denounce, by name, the actions and rhetoric of the current reprehensible POS that is now occupying the White House.

 

 

Trump Done With Playing Around, or, Is It The Global Community That Will Make a Difference,,,

Whenever the America first anti globalists find an issue they like they’re all in. But, when there is no conflict or potential war, one which the MIC will profit from they’re all out. As they bash the interests of the international community and the world environment.

BTW, the America firsters are right on this one. It does have global implications.

U.S Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley praised new sanctions against North Korea as a sign that the international community is seriously addressing the threat of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

“It is time for North Korea to realize, we are not playing anymore,” Haley said on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.”

The sanctions largely target North Korea’s major exports such as coal, iron and seafood, Haley said.

“A third of their trade exports have been hit, and we basically gave them a kick in the gut with a billion dollars of sanctions that they are going to begin to feel right away,” she continued, adding that the measure “sends a really strong message.”

The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution on Saturday that would slap the new sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for its repeated ballistic missile testing and continued efforts to develop nuclear weapons.
The former South Carolina governor said North Korea now has a big decision to make.

“They can either respond by pulling back and saying that they are not going to be a part of this reckless activity anymore or they can see where it goes.

“And we’ll continue to keep up the strength, and keep up the activity and make sure that we stop them,” Haley added.

Hm, is this the only site reading between the lines? It sure looks like a red line has ben draw to us. Will the Trump team remember a red line drawn not so long ago?

America, prepare for the ultimate conflict!

“I think it’s impossible to overstate the danger associated with this,” McMaster told MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt in an interview that aired Saturday.

“I think it’s impossible to overstate the danger associated with a rogue, brutal regime.”

The UN sanctions follow North Korea’s two recent tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles, the most recent of which took place last week. Analysts say those ICBMs could be capable of striking parts of the U.S.

The Trump administration sees North Korea’s nuclear program as a top national security threat to the U.S.

McMaster indicated this weekend that military action against the regime is an option.

“If they had nuclear weapons that can threaten the United States, it’s intolerable from the president’s perspective. Of course, we have to provide all options to do that, and that includes a military option,” he told MSNBC.

President Trump – who was critical of the UN on the campaign trail — praised the United Nations Security Council on Saturday for voting to support the new sanctions on North Korea, after he signed a measure this week imposing new sanctions there, as well as targeting Russia and Iran.

“The United Nations Security Council just voted 15-0 to sanction North Korea. China and Russia voted with us. Very big financial impact!” Trump tweeted.

“United Nations Resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package ever on North Korea. Over one billion dollars in cost to [North Korea],” he added.

Trump’s correct. We’ll wait and see what the BLOTUS’ response is if North Korea gives him the big middle finger.

For those that are interested there is more at THE HILL

Come the Resistance…

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Ruby Cramer, BuzzFeed News Reporter – Hillary Clinton has hired two political operatives from her 2016 presidential campaign to help manage Onward Together, the project she founded this spring with former governor Howard Dean to fund and support a coalition of Democratic groups led by activists and organizers.

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Dean, the Onward Together co-founder, confirmed the recent hires on Friday. The two former campaign aides will be working on Onward Together as consultants.

Clinton’s new group, registered in May as a 501c4 organization with an affiliated super PAC, is working to establish a small but diverse cooperative of about 10 to 12 grassroots efforts, each one focused on a different area of the energy and activism set off by Donald Trump’s election and presidency. Dean said they are still in the process vetting groups to add to the coalition, which already includes organizations such as Swing Left, Emerge America, and Run For Something.

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“She’s moving us right on task, which is what we really needed,” said Dean.

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That Clinton play a role at all in electoral politics after her failed 2016 campaign is a source of debate among Democrats, some of whom have said that the former candidate should to step back, moving aside for new voices in politics. Clinton, however, has made it clear she is not receding entirely into private life: She’s made headlines for pointed remarks about Trump and Russia, and has a new memoir coming out next month that aides have described as a candid and at times raw account of the Democratic primary fight and the general contest against Trump.

Donald J. Trump, a man who has demonstrated a complete lack of integrity, and the party he represents, have pushed this fellow right into the bosom of the resistance. Make no mistake, many differences exist between me and the resistance, but, given the choice of Trump and the party he represents or the resistance, well , it’s not even a contest any longer. the resistance wins hands down!

Trump’s lying, xenophobia, misogyny, lack of principled leadership, narcissism, and so much more give a rational and reasonable person no choice but to resist him, everything he stands for, and the party who supports him. Simply put the man called Trump represents the greatest threat to decency and our democratic republic the nation has ever faced. His bullying personality, relationship with a nation hostile to American interests (Russia),  and his affinity for strong-arm dictators illustrates this.

In six short months Trump has the our allies and the world looking at America in a different light. A diminished light that will result in our nation losing its influence and place among nations. We will no longer be viewed as a leader to be trust, rather we will be looked open with distrust. Trump is responsible for this and as we will become more isolated as a result.

We welcome HRC’s activism in resisting Trump and support her every effort to discredit both him and the ideology he espouses, whatever that may be. A man who has no core values other than what serves him has no business holding he top leadership spot in our republic. May the resistance grow and from this competent, honorable, experienced, patriot leadership arise!

More to come.

More Hypocrisy From The Right…

It isn’t as if we don’t already know how hypocritical the unhinged rightwing is, but, here is one ore example. From THE HILL.

Former defense attorney and Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett called grand juries an “undemocratic farce” on Thursday, just one day after writing an op-ed asking why a grand jury had not been impaneled for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information.

Jarrett weighed in on special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to impanel a grand jury in the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“There’s only one other nation in the world other than the U.S. that employs a grand jury — it’s Liberia,” Jarrett, a former Court TV host, said Thursday on “Hannity.”

“And there’s a reason why, because everybody now realizes that grand juries are an undemocratic farce.”

“The defense is never there to cross-examine witnesses and to challenge the evidence. Prosecutors spoon-feed only incriminating evidence and nothing exculpatory. It is as undemocratic as you can get, it is the antithesis of justice,” he continued.

A grand jury is a legal body that is empowered to conduct official proceedings to investigate potential criminal conduct and to determine whether criminal charges should be brought. A grand jury may compel the production of documents and may compel the sworn testimony of witnesses to appear before it. Grand juries stop cases from proceeding to trial in criminal courts when they determines there is insufficient evidence to support bringing charges. Not sure how this is undemocratic, but alleging it is makes for a good talking point.  The process once charges are brought proceeds exactly as Jarrett thinks is democratic.

When a grand jury would suit his, and the right’s purposes it a mighty fine idea. Apparently not so when it doesn’t. Hypocrisy Grande.

It is clear that the Trump – Russian connection is real and even reasonably possible that collusion did exist. Given everything we know so far from the ongoing investigations it is only proper that Mueller is empanelling a grand jury.

Given Jarrett’s remarks that follow it is obvious he, as well as the rightwing that supports every Trump move (33% by most recent repots) are going to continue making this 100% political.

“And it’s even worse here because Robert Mueller impaneled a Washington, D.C., grand jury, where Donald Trump got a mere 11,000 votes compared to Hillary Clinton’s 260,000 votes. I daresay there is probably not a single person on that grand jury that likes Donald Trump. So it is doubly unfair,” Jarrett concluded.

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“There is something fundamentally unfair when a special counsel is appointed to investigate the winner of a presidential contest, but not the loser,” wrote Jarrett.

Waiting to see where it all goes from here. And waiting for justice to be served, whatever that may be.

 

Bipartisan Effort To Protect Mueller In Senate…

Washington (CNN) – Support is gathering behind a bipartisan push to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from potentially being fired by President Donald Trump.

Sen. Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican, and Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, plan to introduce a measure Thursday that would bar the President from directly firing any special counsel — retroactive to Mueller’s appointment in May.

“The President would maintain the power to remove the special counsel, but we would just want to make sure that it had merit and have that back-end judicial process,” Tillis said Thursday morning on CNN’s “Newsroom.”

“And if there is a termination, we just want to make sure, through judicial review, that it was warranted,” he added.

The measure would also effectively shut down another avenue for firing Mueller — mandating that only an attorney general confirmed by the Senate would have the power to remove the special counsel. Trump has openly blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the federal Russia probe, leading to speculation he may try and find a new attorney general who would fire Mueller.

Tillis voiced support for Sessions Thursday, saying the attorney general is “doing a great job.” The Republican lawmaker also warned that if the bipartisan proposal passes through Congress and Trump decides to veto the legislation, “it means that we’d have work to do potentially override a veto.”

Given Trump’s difficulty with honesty, essentially rendering him a man without integrity, this is a very welcome development. His attorneys later statement that Trump has no plans to fire Mueller is as suspect, or more so than anything Trump might say himself.

For anyone who truly wants to drain the swamp starting with Trump, his henchmen, and attorneys would be a wonderful and logical place to start.