Monthly Archives: March 2017

Misadventures of a minority-elect President 38

Trump’s trials and tribulations in the land of delusion, more Trump supporters are waking up to the fact that they voted for a con artist, Trump’s presidency shaped by Fox News, FBI fuels fires of looming Trump-Russia scandal as reality catches up, Spicer still lying faithfully for his ignorant boss, Trump threatens House Republicans with loss of seats if they don’t vote for his fraudulent Obamacare replacement – despite the fact that many of them will lose their seats if they do vote for TrumpCare, obviously our idiot-in-chief is not a mastermind, Spicer’s feeble attempt at justifying Trump’s golfing habits after Trump smeared President Obama’s golfing habits, unsurprisingly, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is a liar, opposition to Trump is reshaping the political landscape, former Nixon counsel says White House is in full cover up mode, Trump still touting fraudulent wiretap claims despite no evidence, multiple reasons to be mad in Trump’s Washington, new questions about ethics and corruption over Trump’s new hotels, Trump’s failing lies are beginning to frustrate him, it appears our minority-elect President might be jealous of President Obama, Trump’s threats over passing his health care con failed, idiocracy in action as evidenced by Trump’s electronic device ban affecting 10 Middle Eastern (Muslim) countries – effectively turning ‘evaluated intelligence’ into an oxymoron and much more.

Trump dismisses a poll that doesn’t exist from coming from an inaccurate pollster that wasn’t article from the Washington Post. –
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/politics/wp/2017/03/20/trump-dismisses-a-poll-that-doesnt-exist-for-coming-from-an-inaccurate-pollster-that-wasnt/

Trump Supporters in Rural Georgia Are Waking Up to the Cruelty of His Attack on Obamacare article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-supporters-rural-georgia-are-waking-cruelty-his-attack-obamacare

“The way they talked, it was supposed to be better,” one disgruntled Trump voter said.

Times are tough for rural America. School consolidation forces their children to travel outside their city to attend classes. Drought is killing crops and with it a season’s income or more. Now they must contend with the Republican Congress and President Donald Trump, who have crafted a health care plan that will hurt rural America.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution profiled many rural Georgians who stand to lose if the president signs Trumpcare…”

FINALLY: CNN Calls Out Trump for ‘A Presidenty Shaped By Fox News’ article from the Daily Kos. –
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/3/19/1645212/-FINALLY-CNN-Calls-Out-Trump-For-A-Presidency-Shaped-By-Fox-News

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 37

Trump’s popularity sinks to new low as Trump touts poll showing it, Trump fumes over collusion charges with Russia and unleashes another tweetstorm about fake news, the illogical logic behind Trump’s environmental budget cuts, a terror attack – think false flag terrorism – would be an opportunity for Donald Trump, running out of foreign leaders to alienate, constantly spouting alternative facts is doing Trump no favors, Trump’s war on ethics isn’t either, White House won’t back off claims that Obama wiretapped Trump despite FBI testimony and no evidence, Trump still doesn’t understand NATO and is relabeling President Obama’s ideas for fighting ISIS as being new, White House still in full bull shit mode with lies over Trump and his daily activities, Trump aims to keep his promise on totally destroying the ‘Johnson Amendment’ – the line between religion and politics, when Trump loses or is angry holds a rally with fans only – for obvious reasons…, House ‘Intelligence’ committee working overtime to keep Trump’s malfeasance covered up, and so the family corruption in the Trump cabal continues to grow, Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda caught in another Twitter lie, Trump installs appointees in cabinet positions to track loyalty and much more.

Donald Trump: America’s Marie Antoinette article from CNN. –
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/19/opinions/trump-taxpayer-injustice-opinion-obeidallah

Poll: President Trump’s approval rating sinks to lowest point ever article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/20/poll-president-trump-approval-rating-sinks-to-lowest-point-ever/21902725/

Trump touts poll showing decline in approval rating from FOX News on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-touts-poll-showing-decline-in-approval-rating-141233363.html

Poll Shows America Really Does Not Like You, Donald Trump article from Common Dreams. –
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/20/poll-shows-america-really-does-not-you-donald-trump

“After release of “cruel” budget, TrumpCare, and unsubstantiated wiretapping claims, president’s approval rating drops to lowest yet

Gallup has released the latest numbers from its tracking poll of President Donald Trump’s approval ratings, and things (again) don’t look good for the president.

Only 37 percent of respondents approve of Trump, an historic low for the poll. A whopping 58 percent disapprove of his actions in office so far.

Last month, Trump’s approval rating in the Gallup poll was 42 percent—which was also a record low for the poll at the time…”

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 36

Germany strikes back after Trump’s duplicitous claim it owes the U.S. for ‘vast sums’ of defense, George W. Bush gave us Trump, a new tool to let your officials know you’re holding them accountable in the resistance to Trump, the Trump Cabal’s plan to kill fracking rule on public lands, more on the devastating affect Trump’s budget would have on poor working people, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway can’t handle ‘alternative fact’ critics, a fake news story the White House really liked, opining whether or not a leader without credibility can lead, blow back from fraudulent wiretap starts forming and more.

Germany rejects Trump’s claim it owes NATO and US ‘vast sums’ for defense article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/19/germany-rejects-trumps-claim-it-owes-nato-and-us-vast-sums-fo/21902568/

George W. Bush Gave Us Donald Trump. Now He Wants To Be Forgiven article from the Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/george-w-bush-trump-forget-history_us_58c6e69ee4b0598c66989c6e

Hopefully American’s won’t forget too easily what he did.

Trump Administration to Kill Fracking Rule on Public Lands article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/environment/trump-administration-kill-fracking-rule-public-lands

Resistbot – a new tool in the resistance against Trump to let your officials know you’re holding them accountable. –
https://resistbot.io/

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 35

When you look at what Trump does as opposed to what he says, a larger pattern of deception becomes clearer: How the Trump administration shot itself in the foot – again – over Muslim Ban 2.0, more on Trump’s dystopian budget, comparing Trump to Mussolini gives us lessons we can learn from historical fascism, Trump admits his campaign promises are lies, Paul Ryan tired of taking the blame on TrumpCare, the potential conflict of interest in defeating ISIS, Trump’s delusions on display with Merkel meeting, prompting another tweetstorm against ‘FAKE NEWS’ from our Presidential twit, using Trump’s words against him, on being a War President, Trump scandals foreshadowing other important News, more blow back coming for Trump voters that the majority of us will all pay for, CNN host attributes Trump’s success to ‘bullsh***ng, Justice Department purportedly close to giving up on Trump’s fraudulent wiretapping claims, Trump voter remorse is growing as more young Americans view Trump’s presidency as illegitimate and more.

The Trump Administration Shot Itself in the Foot. Again. article from Esquire. –
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a53901/trump-second-muslim-ban/

Exclusive: How ‘The Apprentice’ boosted Trump’s 2005 income – and tax bill article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/exclusive-how-the-apprentice-boosted-trumps-2005-income-and-tax-bill-105949816.html

White House finds someone who doesn’t think its budget is a joke. Oh, wait, actually… article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-finds-someone-who-doesnt-think-its-budget-is-a-joke-oh-wait-actually-173425402.html

“Beset on all sides by criticism of its budget proposal, the White House reached out for support Friday from an unlikely source, an opinion piece in the Washington Post.

The administration itself couldn’t have written a more glowing endorsement than the Thursday column by Alexandra Petri, entitled “Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why,” which begins by denouncing critics of the budget priorities as “wimps” and proceeds to the suggestion that teachers be replaced by F-35s wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.

Hence the link in the White House’s “1600 Daily” newsletter, which gives the administration’s take on the day’s news and is sent to anyone who signs up on the wh.gov website…”

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 34

A little insight into Trump’s delusion over fraudulent wiretap claims – which apparently runs extremely deep, pondering whether or not Trump is trying to fail, Trump has perfected the role of Propagandist-in-Chief, Trump’s hardcore alt-right wingnut adviser Bannon’s dangerous domination of National Security, Trump’s stealthy attack on oversight he doesn’t want you to know about, Trump’s dystopian budget, even without his budget passing Trump is bankrupting Americans, Trump’s orgy of unnecessary cruelty, Trump’s defense of his wiretap conspiracy theory goes horribly awry, Trump screws over people in default on student loans, White House apologizes to Britain for Trump’s bogus wiretap bluster, reports of an actual Nazi as one of Trump’s top advisers, Trump’s new era of Militarism and mendacity and more.

Trump suggests little-notice interview between Fox News host and Paul Ryan helped fuel his explosive wiretap claims article from the Business Insider on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-suggests-little-noticed-interview-163819394.html

Trump vs. House, Senate, His Attorney General, and FBI Director on Obama’s ‘Wiretap’ article from the Daily Beast. –
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/16/white-house-pushes-wiretap-claim-despite-evidence.html

Bannon’s Dangerous Domination of National Security article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/bannons-dangerous-undermining-nsc

GCHQ dismisses ‘utterly ridiculous’ claim it helped wiretap Trump article from the Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/16/gchq-denies-wiretap-claim-trump-obama

“British intelligence officials have denied an allegation that the UK helped former president Barack Obama “wiretap” Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

The claim was repeated by the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, on Thursday and dismissed as “utterly ridiculous” by a GCHQ spokesperson.

The spokesperson added in a statement: “Recent allegations made by media commentator judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct ‘wiretapping’ against the then president-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored…”

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 33

Trump’s bluster about Muslim’s comes back to bite him in Judge’s decision to block Muslim travel ban, Trump’s health care chaos, speculation of a coup against our minority-elect President, still trying to deflect his pernicious claims of being wiretapped, Trump berates ‘fake news’ after confirming the authenticity of his released tax return, more apparent Trump ties to Russia revealed, Trump’s paranoid White House, once again our presidential twit tweeted before thinking, Trump admits his health care plan screws over the people that voted for him while enriching his friends, in his typical fashion of speaking without thinking, Trump may have blurted out classified information, Trump’s deep state conundrums, resources for resisting Trump, reverting back to campaign mode after another embarrassing defeat, opposition to the Trump’s health care con making the GOP extremely nervous and more.

Loose talk came back to haunt Trump in judge’s travel ban ruling article from the Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/15/trump-travel-ban-muslims-hawaii-judge-power-words

Here’s how Trump’s hateful campaign rhetoric doomed his ‘Muslim Ban 2.0’ article from Raw Story. –
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/heres-how-trumps-hateful-campaign-rhetoric-doomed-his-muslim-ban-2-0/

Is Donald Trump Intentionally Sowing Health Care Chaos? article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-plan-healthcare-chaos

“With the GOP’s health care bill on the critical list, Trump’s cynical fallback plan looks like his only option.

Predictably, the promised Obamacare “repeal and replace” legislation has thrown all of Washington into a tizzy. The reason it was predictable is that if the Republicans had been able to put together a serious alternative to Obamacare’s market-friendly, hybrid health care program, they would have done it long ago and run on it. The fact that they didn’t should have been a hint that whatever they did was going to be politically unpopular. Instead, they demagogued the program for years, turning it into an easy symbol of Obama hatred to motivate their base. Now they are like dogs who finally caught the car they’ve been chasing and have no idea what to do with it.

Since Paul Ryan and company dropped their plan and the House speaker took to the airwaves with his sleeves rolled up to give the country a riveting PowerPoint presentation, it’s been obvious that their plan is in big trouble. When the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis on Monday showing that 24 million people stood to lose their insurance and costs would rise insanely high for older people, all to give the wealthy yet another tax cut, the bottom fell out. Headlines like this one, from the Augusta Chronicle in Georgia, were seen all over the country on Tuesday morning:…”

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 32

Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return released – possibly by Trump himself, Trump ramps up President Obama’s illegal drone strikes, Trump’s alt-national security council operating in the White House to collude with the European right, our fatally flawed political system enabled the rise of Trump when it should have prevented it, Trump signs executive order to grant himself the power to eviscerate federal agencies that might inconvenience the Trump cabal, alleged ‘shadowy deep state’ purportedly trying to sabotage the Trump cabal, Trump approval continues sinking thanks to TrumpCare, coincidences over Russian ties to Trump piling up, Trump’s budget slices and dices Americans and foreign aid, Trump’s paranoid work environment in the White House, top Trump ally questions validity of his wiretap claims, Trump continues breaking campaign promises by adding another leech from Goldman Sachs to his cabinet, Trump’s infrastructure boondoggle, Trump’s second biased Muslim travel ban blocked by Federal Judge in Hawaii, Medicaid head appointed by Trump exposing her intent to eviscerate recipients and more.

The wall around Donald Trump’s taxes cracks, a little article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/the-wall-around-donald-trumps-taxes-cracks-a-little-021916975.html

The last time we heard about Trump’s tax returns he wasn’t paying taxes. Suddenly he allegedly paid them in 2005, suggesting they may have been doctored or leaked on purpose…

Five Ways This Trump Tax Story Stinks article from Common Dreams. –
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/15/five-ways-trump-tax-story-stinks

Reporter who got Trump’s tax return questioned if Trump leaked it himself article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/15/reporter-who-got-trumps-tax-return-questioned-if-trump-leaked-i/21893897/

Donald Trump… Leaker-in-Chief? article from Common Dreams. –
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/03/15/donald-trump-leaker-chief

Trump administration secretly resumes CIA drone assassination program article from the World Socialist Web Site. –
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/15/dron-m15.html

“The Trump White House has secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to resume drone assassination strikes that in the latter years of the Obama administration had been largely reserved for the US military, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

The Journal cited unnamed US officials revealing that the authorization was granted shortly after Trump visited CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia on January 21, the day after his inauguration. No announcement has been made as to the change in policy, and the White House as well as the CIA and the Pentagon have declined to comment on the matter.

According to the report, the authorization initially provided to the CIA was in relation to drone strikes in Syria, where the agency killed Egyptian Al Qaeda leader Abu al Khayr al Masri in an airstrike late last month.

It appears, however, that the policy has already been expanded globally, with an apparent CIA drone strike in Pakistan that killed two men, and a wave of strikes in Yemen—more in a single week this month than in any single year under the Obama administration—for which the Pentagon failed to take responsibility…”

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Trump’s new plan for the salary he lied about not taking, Congress had to tell Trump not delete his tweets – future evidence, citing phony terrorism to justify his Muslim ban, White House still trying to defend Trump’s lies about wiretapping, TrumpCare is turning into a bigger disaster than previously expected, Trump’s non-existent credibility, another fraudulent unsubstantiated claim from Trump against President Obama – this time over jobs, Trump opponents fueling rise of Rachel Maddow popularity, Trump spends 15 percent of his time at properties that he owns or that bear his name, Conway takes dipshittery to new depths defending Trump’s wiretapping conspiracy theory, Trump’s dangerous war on memory and critical thought, Trump is proud of his healthcare bill – even though ‘it’s not his,’ Trump’s childcare plan mainly benefits the rich, White House still confident Trump’s bogus wiretap claims will be proved, another top Trump cabal aide busted for breaking criminal conflict of interest Law and more.

Trump plans to donate salary, despite pledge not to take one article from GMA on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/gma/trump-plans-donate-salary-despite-pledge-not-one-211723524–abc-news-topstories.html

Congress Had to Tell Donald Trump to Stop Deleting His Tweets article from Harper’s Bazaar on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/style/congress-had-tell-donald-trump-184340070.html

“Donald Trump might be done tweeting and deleting-at least if he listens to Congress. This weeks, two members of Congress sent the White House a letter warning them that Trump and his staff might be violating federal law when they delete tweets from the president’s official accounts, according to Teen Vogue.

The letter (which is available to read in full here) warns that tweets from both the @realDonaldTrump and the official @POTUS accounts “are likely to be presidential records and therefore must be preserved.” If those deleted tweets aren’t archived, then Trump and his staff could be violating the Presidential Records Act.

Trump infamously deleted a tweet less than 24 hours after taking office, when he misspelled “honored” and has tweeted and deleted after similar errors since…”

Trump Cites Fake FBI Terror Plots to Justify Muslim Ban article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/trump-cites-fake-fbi-terror-plots-justify-muslim-ban

Each case of ‘terrorism’ Trump cited was concocted by the FBI and were part of sting operations.

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 30

Trump’s popularity sinks lower after baseless wiretap claims and TrumpCare, terrorizing immigrants with his raids, more people realizing Trump is a pathological liar working to undermine US democracy, the Trump Dystopian Nightmare on the horizon, Trump’s draconian budget dead before arrival, Ivanka Trump is the exception to her father’s ‘buy American’ rule, Trump’s staff has to clean up his tweetstorm fallacies, Trump and the GOP’s war on their voters, growing protests against TrumpCare and Trump, one question somebody needs to ask Trump, beware the ides of Trump, White House walking back on Trump’s pernicious claims of President Obama wiretapping the minority-elect President, questions as to why Trump is trash-talking our democracy, Democrats retool communications to battle Trump, Trump’s growing conflicts of interest, someone was foolish enough to give Kellyanne Conway a microphone again to defend Trump’s fraudulent wiretap claims – along with more tidbits from two of his other stooges, Trump’s thirst for more Middle Eastern bloodshed grows and more.

Poll: Trump’s approval rating dives following wiretap claims and Trumpcare article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/13/poll-trumps-approval-rating-dives-wiretap-claim-and-trumpcare/21880423/

Trump’s season of fear: inside the devastation left by immigration raids article from the Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/13/undocumented-immigration-raids-ice-impact

Donald Trump is a pathological liar working to undermine US democracy, says Bernie Sanders article from the Independent on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-pathological-liar-working-161428786.html

“Bernie Sanders has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, who he described as a “pathological liar” with authoritarian ambitions.

Speaking to The Guardian, Mr Sanders, who challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination last year, said he believed Mr Trump’s lies were an attempt on the President’s part to “undermine the foundations of American democracy.”

The Vermont senator pointed to Mr Trump’s unsubstantiated claims about mass voter fraud in US elections and his dismissal of District Judge James L Robart as a “so-called judge”, after he temporarily blocked the President’s ban on travellers from Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States.

The President has also recently accused Barack Obama of wire-tapping Trump Tower, without producing any evidence to substantiate this claim…”

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 29

Time for Trump to put up or shut up about his Obama wiretap claims, growing list of victims being left behind by the GOP’s fraudulent TrumpCare replacement plan, why Trump and Bannon mirror ISIS with their incessant warmongering, the anti-Trump resistance is larger than the Tea Party and growing, doubling down on Trump’s Dystopian wants, purging his predecessor’s US attorneys to aid in covering up his malfeasance, Trump’s NBC Apprentice catastrophe, Trump’s growing Bannon issues, Trump confidante acknowledges conversation with DNC hackers, Trump administration brings historic level of corruption to the Presidency and more.

House committee wants evidence for Trump’s wiretap claim article from the AP on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/house-committee-wants-evidence-trumps-wiretap-claim-070320519–politics.html

Trump supporters in the heartland fear being left behind by GOP health plan article from the Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/12/republican-healthcare-trump-pence-medicaid-indiana

“Janice Phelps, a 60-year-old disabled factory worker in Evansville, Indiana, knows how expensive healthcare is.

Each month, shots for her severe asthma cost $3,000. Quarterly injections for knee pain cost $3,200. Medication for depression costs $900. She has had seven back surgeries, two shoulder surgeries, and two knee surgeries since 1985. The largest public health programs in America – Medicaid and Medicare, which aid the poor and the elderly – paid for nearly all of it.

Yet, those programs are now threatened by the men she voted for: Donald Trump and former Indiana governor Mike Pence.

“I’m all in favor of repealing it,” she said about Republicans’ push to do away with the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. But, she said when you talk about cutting Medicaid: “I don’t agree with that at all…”

Opposition to Trump continues to grow – and from some unlikely sources article from the Daily Kos. –
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/3/11/1641547/-Opposition-to-Trump-continues-to-grow-and-from-some-unlikely-sources

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