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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Americans Can't Believe It's Government

The Republican Party served up this news item to me today via email. They are crazy.

Several tribes in America may be on the verge of sectarian eruption. It could get violent because the President and Congress are undermining the rule of law and failing to uphold the Constitution.

  • Right-wing conservatives including evangelicals, misogynists, and corporatists
  • Moderate Republicans, a vanishing tribe
  • Moderate Democrats, a vanishing tribe
  • Left-wing Liberals, a populist group with a propensity to grow

Charges are under investigation by a Special Prosecutor that is addressing apparent intrusion by Russians into the American Political System. Allegations are that members of the Republican Party and the Trump Campaign broke laws and committed conspiracy toward colluding with the Russians.

The Democratic Party appears to be mounting a more organized resistance with efforts to file impeachment charges and to take abuses before the courts.

Meanwhile, the Republican Congress is attempting to ram legislation forward that will pay-off their corporate and wealthy constituents with a tax plan. It is base on the same theory used by Ronald Reagan that turned out to be false and failed.

Multiple economic evaluators say that the plan will favor the rich and bite the middle class and poor. That is apparent to anyone who can read the idea that has been a secret.

Americans must resist and revolt against the legislation that will harm the nation.

Citizens must back initiatives to prosecute the members of the Executive and Legislative branches who are obstructing justice.

"Breaking News From GOP Insider Brief 
A White House official issued a harsh criticism of Congress' nonpartisan group of tax experts Friday, calling a recent analysis from the outfit "incredibly misleading" and "dishonest," reports the Washington Examiner. "There’s probably been no more dishonest or misleading study than that one that came out yesterday,” said Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs. He was referring to an analysis from the Joint Committee on Taxation published Thursday that found that the Senate GOP tax bill would raise the taxes of some middle-income groups. Short was asked about the analysis on CNN."


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Republicans are US Enemy #1

One of the two political parties in the US is on the record with a platform that is opposed to the Middle Class and Poor. If citizens cared to read it, there are no surprises.

If someone told you that your elected officials have no interest in providing affordable healthcare for all Americans of equal quality, what do you think?

If they said, "We're going to leave 30 million Americans without, and we don't care because we don't want to pay for it?" What do you think?

Do you believe that elected officials of that callous ilk will do anything to care for you?

"SENATE REPUBLICANS JUST THREW AN OBAMACARE BOMBSHELL INTO THE TAX DEBATE "Republicans in the U.S. Senate want to gut Obamacare in the latest draft of tax reform legislation they released late Tuesday. The new version of the tax bill repeals the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that all Americans either purchase health insurance or pay the penalty." Jonathan Cohn breaks down what exactly that means." 
The Huffington Post

The answer is that this illegitimate government that is ruled by a compromised regime and authoritarian leader and in an environment of obstructed justice is not working for you. Democracy is up in flames. Do you feel the heat?


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jeff Session's Mockery of Justice

The sitting Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has an extremely poor memory as his testimony before both chambers of the US Congress demonstrates. One must wonder about his competence and capacity since he cannot remember details about significant events in which he was an active participant. Would he remember a Russian spy, diplomat, or confident if they were sitting or standing next to him shaking hands? Probably not.

Not recalling is Jeff Sessions' best defense against being found guilty of conspiring to collude with the Russians.

Sessions, who has recused himself from the Russian investigation because he is an alleged participant is a seamy politician from the disgraced state that is unrepresentative of the morals and integrity becoming the office.

A Disgrace to the Nation.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Congress, Oh Save US

We have but only one Congress to save our nation from an unfit and tyrannical President. As divided as the Republicans are, can they not get their act together to rally patriotic allegiance to our Constitutional government to open their eyes to the necessity to impeach Donald Trump?

It may be that capitalism has so corrupted them that profit and self-gain have eroded commitment to their oaths of office.

Republicans and Democrats can get on the same page to agree that Trump must go. That means, wiping the administration slate clean of corrupted appointments. It is a do-over situation.

"Trump Russia: US 'in peril over president's stance'
12 November 2017

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump met recently at a summit 
Two former US intelligence chiefs say Donald Trump's stance on Russian meddling in last year's presidential election is putting the US at risk. 
The US president sparked uproar by suggesting he believed Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when he said there had been no interference. 
The two leaders briefly discussed the allegations at an Asia-Pacific summit. 
US intelligence has long concluded Russia tried to sway the vote in Mr Trump's favour."

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Trump puts America in peril

President Trump appears to be intimidated by Putin and the Russians. Turning his back on the National Security apparatus in favor of trusting Putin is contradictory to upholding his oath of office and allegiance to our nation.

The rationale for that includes arrogance and compromise. Suspected is that deep in Trump's business files and personal history lies "dirt" to be used against him. Hope is that the Special Prosecutor will find sufficient evidence to convince the Republican leadership to put the nation first.

It is past time for removing Donald Trump via the impeachment process. He imperils the nation.

"But asked directly whether Russia was responsible for the meddling, he skirted the question again and avoided putting the matter to rest. 
"As to whether I believe it or not, I am with our agencies, especially as currently constituted with the leadership," he said. 
His grudging, caveated acceptance of a finding the US intelligence community arrived at months ago put him closer to the position of most of those in his administration. But it stopped short of answering the direct question he was posed about whether Russia was responsible."

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The Authoritarian Ball

Trump and Putin meet.

Donald Trump has long since crossed "the red line," for the American democracy. His management approach tramples the American form of government that he conjures is a swamp. Democratic pluralism is to be revered and not demeaned.

Trump continues to undermine and ridicule the institutions that protect us from tyranny. He does that because he is the source of what is harming our way of life. He is a fraud and is intent on cheating middle class and poor citizens of equality and fairness.

His behavior speaks for itself. This President is a treasonous traitor. Let the Special Prosecutor make the case that is mounting with strong evidence that he and his team have conspired with the Russians to intervene in the American election process.

"Trump criticized for saying Putin is sincere in denial of election meddling 
President Trump’s comments, made after informal chats with the Russian president, drew strong reactions. Trump also referred to former top U.S. intelligence officials as “political hacks.” Former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. said of Trump’s remarks, “The fact that he would take Putin at his word over the intelligence community is unconscionable.” 
By Karen DeYoung, Ashley Parker, and David Nakamura
The Washington Post

The Authoritarians

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Foolish Charade

Asking Donald Trump to confront Vladimir Putin about Russian meddling in US elections is merely foolish. It is troublesome, risky, and dangerous to have a President who is under investigation for possible conspiracy and collusion with the Russians to be conducting the pretense of a discussion about it.

The US national security agency, intelligence, and investigative agencies are trusted sources for Americans. A President who is an incessant liar is not. His word is no good here, there or anywhere.

"Trump, in Vietnam for (an) economic summit, says Russia's Putin 'said he absolutely did not meddle in our election.' 
The U.S. president told reporters that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had more than one informal discussion Saturday after crossing paths at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Danang, Vietnam before Trump flew to Hanoi for a bilateral meeting Sunday with Vietnamese leaders. 
"He said he absolutely didn't meddle," Trump said. "I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. ... He said he did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did." 
The Washington Post email

(Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)