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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Russia’s Deep Penetration Exploited Capitalism’s Weakness

Blind eyes, ignorance, incompetence, and corruption.

What should be a very big story may go largely unnoticed today. However, here is an attempt to boost it. Russian’s, the Vladimir Putin regime and corporations, has successfully penetrated the US Government and American Political System via capitalists’ vulnerability that is “profit and greed above all.”

Several things happened to make America more vulnerable, including treating corporations like persons and allowing them to accrue capital clout to undermine the principle of one-person, one vote. Corporate and PAC money undermined American democracy and Congress let that happen.

Russians, who were defeated, on one hand, fought their way back by exploiting capitalism’s weakest links and motivations that also enveloped politicians.

Republicans have one the reigns, though not without a lot of help from corrupted Democrats.

“The Obama administration and the Clintons defended their actions at the time, insisting there was no evidence that any Russians or donors engaged in wrongdoing and there was no national security reason for any member of the committee to oppose the Uranium One deal.
 But FBI, Energy Department and court documents reviewed by The Hill show the FBI, in fact, had gathered substantial evidence well before the committee’s decision that Vadim Mikerin — the main Russian overseeing Putin’s nuclear expansion inside the United States — was engaged in wrongdoing starting in 2009.
 Then-Attorney General Eric Holder was among the Obama administration officials joining Hillary Clinton on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States at the time the Uranium One deal was approved. Multiple current and former government officials told The Hill they did not know whether the FBI or DOJ ever alerted committee members to the criminal activity they uncovered.”

Corruption at every turn.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Some More B.S. From Trump and the GOP

Obvious to anyone with eyes and ears, the relationship between Trump and his cabinet and Trump and his party, and the GOP within is anything but “outstanding.” Unless, of course, you mean extraordinarily out of order.

Trump: Relationship with McConnell is 'outstanding' 
 President Trump on Monday lauded his relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and expressed optimism about their agenda. 
 "My relationship with this gentleman is outstanding," Trump said with McConnell at his side during a surprise appearance in the Rose Garden. 
 Trump said the Senate is "working very hard" to pass tax reform and other agenda items
 "I want to underscore what the president said: we have the same agenda," McConnell said. 
 The Hill

Mitch McConnell, a "whore" to K-Street, will say and do anything to get his constituent’s agenda across a finish line. Tax reform is the last chance. It is Trump’s too.

If the Democrats get control of Congress again, the entire GOP is the dump, God Save America for that to happen.

A Fox New photo

Jerry Brown vetoes call for Trump tax returns

The story is much more than about tax returns. It is about setting standards for information required from Presidential candidates. My book, How to Select an American President by James A. George and James A. Rodger, calls for explicit information to be vetted and verified by authoritative sources. That includes tax returns and mental and physical medical examinations. We the People have a right to know and those requirements should be established in Constitutional Law that is universal among the states.

Jerry Brown missed the boat and call on this one. Why? Because he is a professional politician the likes of which neither party should want.

"While I recognize the political attractiveness — even the merits — of getting President Trump's tax returns, I worry about the political perils of individual states seeking to regulate presidential elections in this manner," Brown wrote in a veto message. "Will these requirements vary depending on which political party is in power?"
 "I hesitate to start down a road that well might lead to an ever-escalating set of differing state requirements for presidential candidates," Brown said. 

Jerry Brown missed the boat, again