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.

Our Uncouth and Disrespectful POTUS (BLOTUS)…

President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal. America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We have our doubts, but we are both certain that the man is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show, “Morning Joe.”

The BLOTUS’ behavior is indeed unmoored from reality. During the race to the presidency the BLOTUS showed us over, and over, and over again that he was unfit for the presidency of the already greatest nation on earth. Yet a minority of our population was able to elect him president. Largely thanks to gerrymandering, which tipped the outdated Electoral College in his favor.

Not only does a majority of our own population serious question the BLOTUS’ judgment and integrity so do many other nations of the world.

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are absolutely right, and, every American who truly values the principles and moral values this nation was founded on ought to be concerned as well.

It is very likely Trump, possibly the result of his privileged upbringing and life experiences, sees authority and authoritarianism as the path to an improved societal condition. But I digress, Please click HERE to read the complete article.

 

New York Post Joins Forces With Trump and the Fake News Meme…

In the sixth month of Donald Trump’s presidency, we are witnessing an unprecedented meltdown of much of the media. Standards have been tossed overboard in a frenzy to bring down the president.

Trump, like all presidents, deserves coverage that is skeptical and tough, but also fair. That’s not what he’s getting.

To the above all a reasonable fair-minded person can say in response is, Ah, poor WATB. Apparently the author of this extremely biased pro Trump article is fine with his lies, half-truths, and stinky BS his  White House has shoveled on the people of this once great nation.

Trump deserves every damned bit of scrutiny he has received by the legitimate press. By the use of the term legitimate we definitely do not include Breitbart, INFOWARS,  World Net Daily, Newsmax, or FOX News and Sean Hannity. There are many others but you get the idea.

Donald J. Trump has made it a hallmark of his presidency to scream FAKE  NEWS every time the legitimate news media calls him out on his many misstatement or outright lies. In so doing, and with the support of his adoring albeit ill-informed fans, he is regularly calling the legitimate news media credibility into question. A calculated strategy to delegitimize the very institution that is so critical to democracy.

Thomas Jefferson on the press…

The people are the only censors of their governors: and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution. To punish these errors too severely would be to suppress the only safeguard of the public liberty. The way to prevent these irregular interpositions of the people is to give them full information of their affairs thro’ the channel of the public papers, & to contrive that those papers should penetrate the whole mass of the people. The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers & be capable of reading them.

We leave it to you all to decide what Thomas Jefferson’s opinion of the BLOTUS might be were he here today.

Bluffer In Chief?…

bluff:

noun – an attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.
verb – try to deceive someone as to one’s abilities or intentions.

Defining Trump’s character as well as any article we’ve read.

Donald Trump said he had a secret.

He dangled it on Twitter. He parried reporters’ questions about it. He milked the moment, drawing out the drama for weeks.

That big tease played out in 2011, when Trump promised to reveal what his private investigators had found in Hawaii about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. (Trump never did release anything.)

Now, Trump has stretched out a new high-stakes guessing game, this time in the White House, by hinting that he might have recordings of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey.

Trump is expected to answer the tapes question this week.

If they do exist, they could become a central piece of evidence in the Russia investigation that has transfixed Washington and cast a shadow over the future of Trump’s presidency. If they don’t, questions will be raised about why the president would stake his reputation and political capital on promoting something that just isn’t real.

Several outside advisers who speak to Trump regularly said the president has not mentioned the existence of tapes during their conversations. White House aides have been known to grimace when the subject comes up, and more than a half-dozen staffers said they were unaware of any recording devices. All demanded anonymity to speak about private discussions with the president.

Whether the tapes exist or not, this is far from the first time that Trump, the former star of reality TV and tabloids, has manufactured a melodrama that begins with bluster but often ends with a whimper.

“I think he was in his way instinctively trying to rattle Comey,” says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a longtime Trump confidant. “He’s not a professional politician. He doesn’t come back and think about Nixon and Watergate. His instinct is: ‘I’ll outbluff you.'”

He out bluffed a weak democractic presidential candidate to become President of the Unites States. Now he can and likely will bluff a nation.

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