DEFINITION OF A DEMOCRAT

Trump’s Lies & Myths Show His Ignorance

I was going to dress up as a Democrat for Halloween, but I couldn’t figure out what to wear. Was I to put horns on my head, or wear a sixties hippy outfit and carry Molotov cocktails? Perhaps I should dress up in a $800 suit and carry a briefcase full of one hundred-dollar bills to give out to passers-by in a socialist effort to spread the wealth?

When Donald Trump was a private citizen, he was a registered Democrat? Why? Maybe the Donald was just flocking with the shakers in New York City. As we now know, back then Trump gave money to all candidates, regardless of party. According to the book written by his niece, Mary L. Trump, the son learned this from his father, who padded the pockets of the politicians who handled building permits in the city. Why should anyone believe anything Trump says about the Democratic party?

We have a rich history of political parties in this country. Once there were the Federalist Party and the Democratic-Republican Party, also called “Jeffersonian Republican.” Then we moved around some players into the Whig Party that came out of the National Republican Party and the Democratic Party. During the Civil War, from 1854 to the mid-1890s, we had the anti-slavery Republican Party, which adopted many of the economic policies of the Whigs, and we had the Democratic Party, which was pro-slavery. Along the way, we’ve seen attempts at third party candidates, usually bringing disaster to one of the larger party candidates.

It’s funny how the parties morphed over time. The pro-slavery, anti-labor Southern Democrats of the 1900s became pro-labor and much more liberal, while after freeing the slaves Lincoln Republicans became the staunch, conservative “leave everything as it is” party. Those who know history don’t view the Emancipation Declaration as a benevolent gift from Lincoln. They see it as a pure political move to save the Union. Modern time Republicans, like Trump, believe they have an anti-racism heritage to protect, but as soon as Lincoln was assassinated the country did everything it could to keep the Black man “in his place.”

It’s outrageous when Donald Trump says that he’s done more for African Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln. I am sure Lyndon Johnson’s daughters are deeply offended by this president’s words, but it goes much deeper.

On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy federalized National Guard troops and deployed them to the University of Alabama to force its desegregation. The next day, Governor Wallace yielded to the federal pressure and two African American students, Vivian Malone and James A. Hood, were successfully enrolled. Compare that to Donald Trump tear-gassing Black Lives Matter protesters so he could walk across the street for his photo-op of holding a bible. By the way, JFK was a Democrat.

Some say Democrats are just like the Republicans. Oh yeah, they talk a good game but deep down inside they will bend their own dogma to get up on the other party. Bill Clinton, a Democrat, wasn’t exactly a prince to the Black community. The former president made sure low-level drug users felt the full weight of state power at the same time bankers felt the removal of the shackles that bound them. Clinton simply wanted to play the “law and order” card to get reelected. Think about it. He was caught in an affair with an intern, lied about it, was impeached and still got another four years in office. Wow! It must have been the voter suppression by both parties that kept Clinton in power.

The Democratic party does NOT hate the police. As a matter of fact, many big-city cops are Democrats. Party members are not coming to burn down your suburb. And we all are repulsed by anyone tries to say we have a problem with the military. Just because we did not support the Vietnam War, we do honor our father’s service in WWI or WW2, every day. And those who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, even if we disagreed, have a place in our hearts.

Yes, Democrats have tons of money. Look at how much Biden has collected from his Democratic donors. Republicans are silly when they claim that all the money is coming from George Soros. It’s true that 90-year-old holocaust survivor donates money to liberal causes, but maybe he knows that tyrants can gain power and turn people against minorities. Most Democrats aren’t braless radicals making bombs in the basement. Clearly that is the action of radical, right wing, nut job militias. They could care less about rich white guys telling them what to do. They are a cult with extraordinarily little financing. The guns they carry are paid for individually. It’s the far right we must watch.

The myth that Democrats are socialists is horse shit, or maybe donkey shit. Democrats feel just as much greed and need to keep money on the D side of the equation as Republicans want for the R group. Trump goes out of his way to paint Nancy Pelosi as a red, communist socialist, but she and her husband Paul Pelosi are worth about $46.5 million in real estate and various blue-chip stock holdings. Compare that to the richest person in Congress, Florida Senate Republican Rick Scott. According to Fox Business news, “Scott is worth an estimated $259 million.” Any claim that the Democrats are going to give away the treasury to out-of-work, single Moms is a bold lie. Democrats are actually, more fiscally responsible.

2016 data show that the net worth of Congressional members can be broken out into classifications of minimum, average and maximum. Based on their average net worth, 48 percent of House and Senate members are worth at least a million dollars. Yes, Mrs. And Mr. Taxpayer, they are rich and getting richer every year. They use information from confidential hearings to guide their investment strategies. This is not totally against the law. Why is that?

I find it richly ironic that Republican presidents tend to claim a Democratic government would somehow spend more money than they would. It’s a total lie. The national debt increased by 186% during the Reagan years, while George W. Bush helped increase that debt by 54%. Now before you get all crazy here, let’s look at the facts. George W. Bush’s “gift” to America totaled $5.9 billion more in debt, while Barack Obama also increased our debt by $8.6 billion.

Now let’s talk about our great bankruptcy-in-chief, Donald Trump. The national debt stood at $19.9 trillion when he took office in January 2017. In October 2020, the national debt reached a new high of $27 trillion, which is up almost 36% in less than four years. That’s an increase of $7 TRILLION! How can we permit this man to operate our country with that type of reckless spending?

Keep in mind that these figures were calculated before the coronavirus stimulus measures. In fact, the greatest debt burden of the country came from the outrageous tax cuts for the rich and large companies and banks. Trump was bribing the rich to like him, and all those fiscal hawks in Congress just looked the other way. Their complicity might help birth a new third party, the New Republicans. Here we go again.

Democrats are not the people Trump tries to imagine. Yes, Democrats generally dislike the 45th President, but they aren’t going to log in Alaska, pollute in Pittsburgh, or get rid of police departments. The need for police will be especially important in a Democrat run government. Those white supremacists, vigilantes and militias will find the men and women in blue defending our property and peace. The coin can flip quickly, and the disruptions and intimidations of automatic weaponry will no longer be tolerated by America. It’s all just a game with Trump, the former Democrat, who changed all his values and beliefs for power. I am sure he prays once every four years.

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NEGATIVE PARTISANSHIP

The Real Challenge for America

Getting rid of Donald Trump will not cure the deep-seated resentment in the hearts and minds of Americans. I have often written about my country, and my book Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs lays out my thoughts about weaknesses and solutions for this great nation. Those essays in the book, even though written in ink, will be reevaluated over time because life in this country is mercurial. Each statement must be viewed considering the current space in time.

One of the amazing structural strengths designed by our founders is the balance of powers. With three branches of government, each is supposed to check for any abuse of power by the others. Like a healthy tree, each branch provides the whole with enough power to stand tall, grow and be nourished through the seasons. Political parties were not mandated or endorsed by the Constitution, but it was inevitable they would surface.

Money was at the core of early debates in our country. If you had the pleasure of seeing the brilliant Broadway musical Hamilton, you saw the deep struggle Congress experienced when establishing a federal banking system. From there, we fought over which countries to support or remain neutral. That was the beginning of foreign policy and international standing. We had to be cool back then so that other countries would take us seriously. That’s why we sent our smartest and best people to fill diplomatic posts in England and France. It was important for Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams to be away from native soil to keep us safe from hostile invasions.

As we all know, the communication networks of the 18th and 19th centuries were not that good. On some occasions we fought wars for months after a peace treaty was signed because it took so long to get the word. Because of today’s hyper fast and extreme news blasts we are constantly ingesting data, be it true or false. It’s difficult enough to discern the difference between a joke and a lie, an attempt at sarcasm or a legal policy statement, and Donald John Trump has only confounded clarity. I, for one, would appreciate the next president not using Twitter for any purpose other than sharing good news.

There are ways to effectively release official information, policies and rules to the public. That is the purpose of the press and communications office in the White House. I am tired of the banal “I’ve been hearing that…” statements from this president. Before the President of the United States makes an assertion, they should KNOW THE FACTS by thoroughly vetting the information and its source. We don’t need a commander-in-gossip; we need a real leader.

Why the divide in our country? First, people are different. I oversimplify by using the terms altruistic and selfish. I’m puzzled by rich people like Peter Theil, a co-founder of PayPal and billionaire immigrant, giving millions of dollars to organizations designed to curb and slow immigration. It’s like, “Hey, I got in, let’s close the doors.” I am also a bit befuddled when I hear people talk about the relationship between the poor and the Holy Bible. Seriously, if our religious institutions spent as much time helping the unfortunate or feeding hungry children as they do with draconian birth control measures, we would be much better off. Yes, I am saying a little more altruism in the church would profoundly improve our circumstances. The current Pope gets this. Why aren’t more people listening to him?

The Pope of the Poor

Both Republicans and Democrats say things that show their biases and racist thinking. One of my neighbors talked about a video of a woman being stopped by police. He was going on and on about how the woman reacted and I asked, “Was the woman Black?” He said, “Yes, as usual.” He didn’t realize how racist he was being because he doesn’t even know what the word racism means. It’s not his fault, or is it?

Why do we have such sharp divisions? People like Donald Trump really do see things as Black and White, and I mean that both ways. He views rich people as somehow better than those folks who are down on their luck while bouncing off bankruptcies because he’s been a millionaire since the day he was born. He pledges to keep African Americans and poor whites out of your neighborhood. That’s not a dog whistle. It’s a giant fog horn blast. His words and actions make the divide wider, deeper and more damaging than those of any other president in our recent history.

Political parties arose to help organize people having particular beliefs or ideologies. Parties have platforms, which help voters to understand the broad perspectives of each candidate. When a leader strays from their platform, some voters get confused and then lump all politicians into one big basket. Trump has decided to not have a platform so he can never disappoint, or could it be that is he just too lazy to develop a plan?

As a critic, I state my opinions in clear language. I passionately believe that Justice Brett Kavanaugh should NOT be on the Supreme Court. I feel this way not because he drank too much beer in high school or was accused of attempted rape. It’s because he went after a political candidate during his confirmation hearing. He showed himself to be a true Republican and Conservative with an agenda. Supreme Court justices should not use their position as a political weapon. Bad Brett! The court system must be reformed. Why is it okay to count ballots in Pennsylvania and North Carolina after election day, but not in Wisconsin? There’s an example of bad decisions which should be handled by local jurisdictions, not the Supreme Court. Or maybe, it’s time to codify all the election rules under a federal umbrella.

Congress must be reformed. There is no way that one man like Mitch McConnel should have the power to force a Supreme Court nomination vote desired by a sitting president. We also must figure out how to end the gridlock and wasted time of hearings and procedures. Without this, Congress will never get above its 18% approval rate.

As for the President, we need to reform the pardon laws and the various ways the Chief Executive deals with oversight. The White House should NOT be able to keep a person from testifying to Congress. Those who do not respect the use of a Congressional subpoena should be arrested and jailed until they agree to do so. They have the right to take the Fifth Amendment, what then are they afraid of? I guess they fear being abused or fired by a bad president. Okay, then let’s make a law that the president should NOT be allowed to intimidate a witness. WAIT, we already have the law! Perhaps the law should be modified to include that every time a president blocks a witness, the President should lose their veto power for one round of legislation. That would get their attention.

Republicans pay taxes and have a right to be heard. Democrats believe they are right just as much as Republicans and they should demand truth from our leaders. As I said to my neighbor, we will never agree on “talking points” of the parties, but we can always agree on FACTS. COVID deaths should not form a talking point. They are facts. WAKE UP AMERICA, and go VOTE.

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THE DETAILS ARE IN THE DEVIL

Demonic Donald’s Demise is Near

There are times when I feel sorry for Donald Trump. I have sympathy for the man, even though his actions have brought a giant, flaming bag of horse shit to his feet, where he desperately jumps on it again and again, trying to stifle the flames but only making the stinking, fiery mess spread.

A friend of mine had a strange thought. She imagined hearing the Rolling Stones classic song Sympathy for the Devil playing before a Donald Trump rally. Usually, You Can’t Always Get What You Want plays at that time, not the devil song. My friend’s interesting notion motivated me to write this piece.

Mick & Don from CNN

Many have studied Sympathy for the Devil and expressed theories about its meaning. The cleanest, most direct analysis is the song traces the dark side of humanity where we are swallowed up by evil, thereby feeding the darkness the wickedness it craves. Could there be other interpretations? Of course. So, let’s take a trip through the words of the song.

Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste

Donald Trump claims he’s a man of wealth, but the more we learn the more we understand that brag is just another illusion of this con man. I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of his private residences. They show a supreme lack of taste, don’t you think? Even the villain Goldfinger would be ashamed to live in such nouveau riche surroundings.

I’ve been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man’s soul to waste

Many have commented about Trump’s glaring lack of empathy and apparently damaged soul. That is a harsh statement, but the line about stealing many a man’s soul can easily be applied to those Republican enablers and sycophants who have walked away from their oath of office by lying to and misleading the American people. Donald Trump has stolen their souls.

And I was ’round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

We all know that Trump has a “god complex,” which has been enlarged by his severe narcissistic personality disorder. These lyrics, however, suggest that he’s the one who carries a lot of pain and doubt. When all of his wrongdoings come to the surface of the swamp, he will simply wash his hands and walk away.

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

This devil guy really needs us to know who he is and, yes, we are all puzzled by his game. Us smart voters know that his “game” is not going to make or maintain this country’s greatness.

I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain

The coincidence here is that Trump did make a trip to Moscow in 1987 and visited Leningrad and St. Petersburg. He was there to propose Trump hotels in Russia. He saw the changes taking place in the former Soviet Union and thought he could exploit them for his personal gain.

I rode a tank
Held a general’s rank

Trump always adores generals, until they turn against him.

And let’s not forget that he wanted a parade with tanks.

I watched with glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the gods they made

Trump makes fun of other countries, except those led by dictators and tyrants. He laughs at the wars of history but has no comprehension of why they took place.

I shouted out
Who killed the Kennedys?
When after all
It was you and me

It seemed demonic when Trump approved a National Enquirer story which claimed that Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the assassination of President Kennedy. Of course, we all know it was you and me who killed the Kennedys, not Donald Trump.

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
‘Cause I’m in need of some restraint

Donald John Trump knows that not every cop is a good cop. He has accused the men and women of the FBI of being “bad cops.” He wants to decide who wins and who loses, who is good and who is bad. He flips coins in disregard of all the rules and regulations he doesn’t like. He is Lucifer, and we MUST RESTRAIN HIM NOW!

So, if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, mm yeah

Trump demands that people be courteous to him, even those he has ruthlessly demeaned. He urges us to have taste, yet he is the most tasteless president of modern times. He asks that we treat him with polite protocol, but if we don’t he will lay our souls to waste.

Okay, I lied earlier. Truth is, I have no sympathy for Donald Trump. I hope he gets exactly what he deserves. Unless he is waterboarded, he will never admit he is or was wrong, but we can hope the judicial system he has so maligned will give this devil his due.

There are 124 “Woo-Woo’s” in Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones. After November 3rd we will hopefully all be singing “Woo-Woo!”

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THE BIGGEST LIE OF ALL

The Power Hasn’t Gone to Trump’s Head

We live in a rich and productive country, yet the United States now finds itself in a quagmire of misinformation, distrust and divide. During the 60 Minutes interview with Donald Trump, Lesley Stahl asked if he was responsible for dividing the nation. The Donald said, “I’d like not to, but perhaps everybody has to take a little responsibility for it.” Really?

His answer was perhaps the most revealing aspect of the interview he eventually cut short. He castigated Ms. Stahl for what he perceived as a setup because, before the “official” interview had begun, she asked if he was ready for some tough questions. Trump used the release of the sit down’s raw footage, showing the off-camera chit-chat between interviewer and subject to support his claim that the pre-interview question showed bias. What? That made him look childish and dumb.

Trump on 60 Minutes

This man’s disconnect between facts and reason once befuddled me, but my confusion was totally cleared up by reading the book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Donald’s niece, Mary L. Trump. From the accounts of inside sources and their personal experiences, we’ve learned that Trump has a colossal lack of attention span. The joke and analysis during his COVID hospital recovery could have been, this man has ADD – on STEROIDS!

Smart women always throw Trump off his game. There are so many examples about his poor reaction when challenged by a woman. From his attack of Megyn Kelly in the early debates to his condemnation of the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, we can all see how he strong-arms women. He reaches for that defense when anyone, man or woman, disagrees with him or points out an obvious weakness such as his low IQ. Does he really think he is smarter than most people?

In the beginning, people like Anthony Scaramucci laughed at Trump’s inept jokes but ignored his disconnect with reality because they felt he was trying to do the right thing, at least for Wall Street. The Mooch initially blamed the people around Trump, like Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, but in the end, Anthony learned they were merely enablers of a misguided egomaniac. Many say he was, well, different before he became president. The power has gone to his head and exposes his real mental limits daily.

Some have come to their senses, like retired General John Kelly, who recently said, “President Trump is the most flawed person I’ve ever known.” He’s right, and his perception is bolstered by Mary L. Trump’s tracing of the unhinged and unreasonable pathological nature of the most powerful man in America. The Lesley Stahl 60 Minutes interview is just the latest piece of evidence that amplifies how Trump’s mind doesn’t work properly.

When watching the interview, one can see his fragile ego and mental maladies fighting themselves in conflict. Look at this exchange. Lesley Stahl, “All right. So, you said in the briefing room, ‘Nobody likes me. It can only be my personality.’” Donald Trump, “I said that jokingly, that is sarcastic. Nobody likes me, it must be my personality. I say it all the time. Nobody likes me, it must be my personality. I say it all the time, Lesley.” This exchange occurred during a portion of the interview when Stahl asked Trump if his tweets turned people off. The negativity of his tweets has been a sore spot with Donald, and we saw Lesley expertly pricking that pressure point during the interview.

Stahl then hit paydirt with this. Lesley Stahl, “You promised that there was going to be a new health package, healthcare plan.” Donald Trump, “Yeah.” Lesley Stahl, “You said that it was going to be great. You said that it’s ready.” Donald Trump, “It will be.” Lesley Stahl then landed a solid right hook, “It’s going to be ready, it’s all ready. It’ll be here in two weeks. It’s going to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before. So why didn’t you develop the health plan?” After a bit of contentious back-and-forth, Trump abruptly left the interview.

Then, an amazing attempt at trickery unfolded. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany delivered a heavy binder of papers to Lesley Stahl, as if it contained that plan Trump keeps talking about. The papers contained executive orders and congressional initiatives, but no comprehensive health plan. So, where is this plan he keeps talking about? Why didn’t an administration that worked day and night to get rid of the Affordable Care Act craft a viable alternative? They couldn’t develop a plan during the three-plus years of this administration? Everyone but Trump knows he’s lying about the existence of a plan.

Let’s parse the dialog that triggered Trump’s terse exit from the interview. Lesley Stahl, “You’ve all but said that Attorney General Barr should go after President Obama. If you lose, you will be here, okay? If you lose. How would you feel if then President Biden went after you?” As Mary L. Trump pointed out in her book, this question hit Trump right where he lives, in paranoia and fear. His answer? Oh, he probably will because I think he’s a very dishonest guy and he probably will look for something. Probably will. We’ll see. But you know what? Attorney General Barr has been very nice. That’s all I can tell you. He’s been very nice. He’s been very respectful.” One could almost feel his intense panic kick in.

Despite his little mind, Donald Trump has grasped the reality that once a new President gets in William Barr and all the Trump protectors and enablers will be gone. He will be on his own to defend himself in the press, in the courts and maybe even in the prison shower stall. His fear erupted in that moment and made him run away from Lesley Stahl. He’s not only afraid of strong, smart women, he’s fearful of the truth.

Despite the overblown power that lives in Trump’s head, he holds a deep-seated fear that the whole world will finally realize he’s a total fraud. He’s not a real president, but rather a fake news, cardboard cutout who used an inane TV show to propel him to a fantasy job he cannot handle. Donald John Trump has done a terrible job, and his psychological flaws will only get worse. He shouldn’t be allowed to hold a gun, much less America’s nuclear arsenal. Next!

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FOLLOW THE MONEY

Sickening Stench at the Trump Campaign

There is nothing normal about the way Donald Trump and his organizations handle money. It’s like a game within a game, a sleight of hand by the protagonists trying to leave the party with not only the door prize but all the silverware. I am astonished by the way the President’s reelection campaign handles their money. Where is it all going?

According to ABC News, “President Donald Trump’s reelection team kicked off 2020 with what seemed like an unbeatable cash advantage, boasting a massive fundraising operation, bolstered by the joint efforts of the Republican Party. Fast-forward 10 months and they’ve burned through a whopping $1.4 billion of the more than $1.6 billion raised over the last two years.” Okay, how and where did they spend it?

NPR tells us that Biden raised $130 million in the first half of October while the Trump team brought in only $43 million. The Biden coffers currently hold $162 million in ready cash, according to the NPR report.  My jaw dropped when I read this story, “In a closed door meeting with donors in Nashville last week, Trump told GOP donors it will be ‘very tough’ for Republicans to keep its Senate majority because ’there are a couple of senators‘ that he can’t support.’” What is this man doing? If I was a donor at the meeting, I would have been on the phone with my banker requesting a stop-payment on all my checks to the Republican National Committee.

Politicians in tough battles, even Trump’s golfing buddy Lindsey Graham, will not get financial support from the RNC in South Carolina. The Donald doesn’t care about him or anyone else. He will use all the money for himself. Maybe Trump thinks he gets to keep all the left-over money if he loses. Where is the IRS when we need them?

We are almost one week away from the election and there is a sense of quiet before the storm. With Trump running around the country on taxpayer purchased jet fuel, it’s a wonder how the General Accounting Office will get funds from the campaign to reimburse the people for its expenses. We will probably never hear any details about that.

According to ABC News, “The vast majority of the money spent [by Trump] during that time — nearly $45 million — went to television and online advertising, according to the latest disclosure report filed to the Federal Election Commission, as Biden and pro-Biden efforts ramped up his ad spending.” But some of the Trump – Pence campaign expenditures have raised eyebrows, including hundreds of millions that have gone to alleged ‘pass-through’ vendors that have been accused of masking the ultimate recipient of the money. A portion of those expenditures have been the subject of a Federal Election Commission complaint.

A detailed report by Business Insider describes an internal audit the campaign is conducting of “spending irregularities” during Brad Parscale’s time helming the president’s reelection efforts. The new campaign manager, Bill Stepien, denied that Parscale was being audited, but other sources contradicted that. Unless this is a concerted effort to hurt Mr. Parscale by the Trump people, it’s most likely their denials will remain suspicious, at best.

The New York Times reported that a noticeable percentage of Trump campaign Facebook ads were not launched from Trump’s official pages, but from one of Parscale’s firm — building an online following for Parscale, not the president. They put the figure at $325,000. The Times also reported that the person who replaced Brad Parscale, Bill Stepien, has been running a consulting firm that’s been paid $653,000 by down-ballot candidates, even as he’s been helping to run the Trump campaign. If true, it’s a clear conflict of interest or perhaps a cover for Trump to avoid Federal Election Commission rules.

The ABC News investigation has learned that over the last two years more than $5 million of campaign cash has gone to Trump’s various hotels, resorts and other interests. In the last four months, Trump Victory, which raises money from some of Trump’s most generous donors, spent nearly $900,000 for facility rental and catering at Trump-branded properties. When Trump is gone, the Emoluments Clause must be clarified and enforced.

Trump seems to be buying loyalty left and right. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel nets $372,000, or $30.000 a month, while the campaign’s communications director, Tim Murtaugh, makes $20,000 a month. The Biden people are making much less.

Back to the grand totals for this campaign season, Biden has raised $952.2 million while Trump has brought in $612.7 million. There is a reason why Trump’s donors are getting nervous. It’s because they, like millions of other Americans, have lost faith in Trump’s attitude and policies surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic. They know we will never have a total economic recovery without defeating the virus.

Two companies set up and run by Trump’s campaign leadership, including Parscale, appeared to provide a variety of services to the campaign but really served as “clearing houses” to dole out deals and payments to subcontractors and vendors without revealing the ultimate recipients of the donor money. The Campaign Legal Center wrote in a complaint that the lack of disclosure of the campaign’s payments to subcontractors is a violation of the Federal rule that requires campaigns to itemize disbursements to its ultimate vendors. This must be audited after the election.

Now all this would be a rather mischievous exercise on my part, if only Brad Parscale hadn’t gone on an alcoholic bender telling his wife he was going to kill himself with one of his many guns to celebrate the Second Amendment, I don’t mean to kick a guy when he’s down, but if Parscale had so much money why was he so depressed? My supposition is that the other partners in Brad’s consulting firm are none other than Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump and they will all be caught red handed with their hands in Daddy’s cookie jar. Perhaps this is why they are trying to muzzle the press and not disclosing all the records. Jeez, we already know that Trump payed a Playboy bunny and a porn star more than a quarter of a million dollars to keep their mouths shut, which is a Federal campaign fund violation. Why would the Trump family’s skimming off the top in broad daylight surprise anyone? TRUMP CANNOT BE TRUSTED. Let’s throw him out, lock him up and throw away the key.

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OLD JOE & THE JERK

Pure American Political Graffiti

Most Americans have an aversion to the political season. Every four years it disrupts our lives, goes on far too long and the bombardment of TV spots, direct mail and information overload makes it seem like a giant circus has come to town. Of course, the political process also produces a lot of horse and elephant shit that no one cleans up. I am glad the debates are over, and we are coming to the end of this insanity.

There was no winner at last night’s debate. The Democrats are saying Biden won while Trump followers say their man really landed some punches. All that aside, what we clearly saw last night were the differences between old Joe Biden and the jerk we’ve come to hate, Donald John Trump. Like any two characters in a movie, both are flawed. One is harmlessly competent, while the other is dangerous to our democracy.

Trump is always on defense when it comes to race, racism and racist rhetoric. We heard Joe Biden distance himself from bad decisions of the past. He knows and admits he was wrong in his handling of Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearing. Biden was a major force in the passing of the 1994 crime bill, and he’s played straight regarding its impact on African American men. In the past Joe has said, “There’s another part of my long record that’s being grossly misrepresented: the 1994 crime bill.” Last night, however, he was noticeably direct when saying it was a mistake. That has meaning in a historical context. When looking back at the impact of Ronald Reagan’s policies and executive orders on people of color, you would think Reagan was working for the Klan.

Perhaps Donald Trump’s most unbelievable line during the debate was his repeated statement of, “I am the least racist person in this whole room.” It’s a declaration not only impossible to prove, but nonsensical to any thinking individual. It reminds me of the disingenuous lie often said by a person accused of being a racist, “I am not a racist; some of my best friends are Black.” I have no doubt that Trump is a racist. Here’s an excerpt of a TIME magazine article, “In interviews over the years, Trump has credited his genes for everything from his health to his success, and he’s noted that his children and grandchildren will benefit from them as well.” Once you go down this path, you fall into the trap of what was once known as eugenics, a misguided medical movement of the early 1900s.

This extremely flawed theory was based on the work of British scientist Francis Galton, who concluded that superior intelligence and abilities were inherited. He coined the term “eugenics,” meaning “well born.” Galton theorized that humanity could be improved by encouraging the fittest members of society to have more children. If this sounds a bit like Nazi thinking, you would be right. Trump’s father Fred also believed this to be true, and he taught his kids that they were better than any Black person. My source is the excellent book written by Mary L. Trump, Donald’s niece. You should read it.

Joe Biden is not a racist. He’s just an old man who has experienced the pain of personal loss throughout much of his life. As a political operative, he had an ability to move things forward by bringing both sides together on many issues. I doubt that many of the idiots currently in Congress can be moved off their hidden racist agendas, partisan political dogmas and sick use of power, but, hey, let’s give old Joe a try. What we have now is clearly not working.

Donald Trump is a limited human being, at best. He’s like the game show host who has been parroting the intro line and explanation of how “we play the game” rap which has grown tired, cold and perfunctory over the years. Donald’s endless, repetitive babble leads to the same conclusion; he really doesn’t know what the hell he is doing. He used the debate insult that Obama and Biden built the cages, but no one swings the retaliatory bat with “But, Mr. President, you put the kids in them.” Trump brags about his record on immigration and claims the kids who were separated from their mothers and fathers are being treated very well. REALLY?

Biden landed a good debate punch with this, “I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life. I have released 22 years of tax returns. You have not released a single year. What are you hiding?” Yes, good question, what is Trump hiding? Few voters care about Hunter Biden. He’s just another offspring, cashing in, like Trump’s kids who aren’t talented, smart or exceptional; they are just Trumps.

Even with new debate rules in place, the Donald interrupted and tried to throw old Joe Biden off the trail, but we aren’t voting for a debate winner. We need a political resolver and uniter. Can Biden unite us? Will Biden unite us? Probably not, but Trump had his damn chance and failed miserably. So much for the myth that we needed a “really good businessman” to run the government. If that was the goal, we should have elected Mitt Romney, who is a great and wealthy entrepreneur. Trump has never been a good businessperson, as the whole world will learn when his tax returns eventually become known.

BusinessInsider.com had this to say about the virus policies of our government, “Upwards of 130,000 coronavirus deaths were ‘avoidable’ if President Donald Trump and his administration had acted sooner and implemented widespread public health precautions, according to a new Columbia University report released on Wednesday (10-21-2020).” The Columbia research is probably correct. Trump cannot defend his conduct related to this pandemic.

Trump stated that the virus is not his fault, and he graciously informed us it’s also not Joe Biden’s fault. Trump blames China and cannot understand why they didn’t stop its spread. His statement about COVID-19 containment proves the Donald has no idea what he’s talking about. If China failed to keep it from “getting out” of their country, then the Trump administration did a morally indefensible, hideous, blatantly incompetent job of controlling its spread across this land. Biden kept reminding us how bad the crisis is, while Trump made fun of Joe in his basement. Comic criticism of Joe Biden’s self-quarantine and mask wearing plays to the hard core Trumpers who deny climate change and the danger of this deadly virus, but most people think Biden should wear a mask. He’s an old guy.

Few of us have ever attained a no-cut, four-year, $400,000 contract to run anything, let alone the United States. Now think about this. Some say Uncle Joe is too old, but let’s not forget Trump promised to hire “expert people” to surround and help him. Remember that line, “Only the best people!” Well, he hired all the wrong people. More than 80 folks have left his administration and, oh yeah, some of them are in jail. One almost put a gun into his mouth to get away from Trump.

The real difference between Trump and Biden is simple. Biden will truly hire the best people. We need Joe only to get us through the next four years, repair Trump’s damage and truly make America great again. Make no mistake, that is exactly what he will do. There’s no reason to debate it.

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PLANNING HIS ESCAPE

One Last Act of a Wannabe Dictator

We have all read the history stories in which the people of a third-world country finally revolt against their tyrant leader, only to have him escape into the night at the last minute. Then, another larger country helps the dictator with a private jet packed with gold bars stolen from the treasury of his dysfunctional government. Will we soon see a similar story about our fallen president on NBC?

I was very curious about this story that ran in BusinessInsider.com, “Trump says ‘maybe I’ll have to leave the country’ if he loses the 2020 election to Joe Biden.” President Donald John Trump suggested at a rally in Macon, Georgia that he would be extremely embarrassed if he lost to Joe Biden, “Could you imagine if I lose? I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country, I don’t know.” Really?

Could this be motivated by the fact that Biden raised a record $383 million compared to Trump’s $247 million last month, or maybe Trump is realizing some Republicans are openly making cracks in the damn of his enablers in Congress? According to the New York Times, “Senator Ben Sasse, Republican of Nebraska, castigated President Trump in a telephone town hall accusing the president of bungling the response to the coronavirus pandemic, cozying up to dictators and white supremacists, and offending voters so broadly that he might cause a ‘Republican blood bath’ in the Senate.” Wow, it’s huge news when the incumbent president is being blamed for big defeats before they happen!

General John Kelly

In addition to his wretched poll numbers, I am sure Trump has also learned the harsh words that John Kelly, retired General and Marine, allegedly said about him, “The depths of his dishonesty is just astounding to me. The dishonesty, the transactional nature of every relationship, though it’s more pathetic than anything else. He is the most flawed person I have ever met in my life.” Keep in mind that this is from one of “his generals.”

Why would Trump be suggesting that after losing the election he might board his private jet to leave the “greatest nation on the earth” and travel to another place where he thinks he would be safe from… well, what? Prosecution? The death penalty? Such a plan is more than the thought of a flawed human being; it’s the plot of a guilty son-of-a-bitch!

After studying this man’s every political move and writing more than a million words about him, I have some thoughts about Trump-Speak. He has this strange habit of accusing his detractors of exactly what he fears he will get caught doing.

When talks about staying on in office, deep down inside he thinks that would be cool. He would give the ultimate middle finger to not only democracy, but also to those who have constantly reminded him of his failures and inadequacies. From his dead father, to his niece, Mary L. Trump to some of the most powerful people in the world. They are laughing at him.

Which country would accept Mr. Trump? Let’s start with Russia. Now wouldn’t that be funny, in a sick and obvious way? Trump would be living in the same country as Edward Snowden, a guy who he thinks is a traitor. Maybe they could become friends? And let’s not forget that Russia has NO EXTRADITION pact with the USA. Or might the Donald accompany his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared on a junket to Israel? After all, they’re into a lot of Jewish stuff.

Turkey would surely welcome Donald, but then President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan would gladly trade him back to the USA for someone Erdoğan wants to kill. Perhaps the orange man could hang out with his buddy and part time lover, Kim Jong-Un, except hanging out might involve some hanging. I’m putting my money on Saudi Arabia. Trump could live like a king there, but wait, don’t they already have one?

Ugly New York Lawyer

Quoting from Vanity Fair, the Washington Post reported that United States intelligence officials cautioned Trump last year that his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, had become the target of a Kremlin influence operation meant to plant disinformation in the president’s ear. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien told our President, “Your friend Rudy has been worked by Russian assets in Ukraine,” as part of an effort to “protect the president from coming out and saying something stupid.” Trump shrugged off the warnings. Who is this guy?

I would never have written a story like this had Trump not come right out and said it, I would have stored it away in my brain, perhaps never to see the light of day. But now the cards are on the table. What if he tries to leave? Would anyone stop him? Would Lindsey Graham call the FAA and ground his plane? NO! Trump would slip away in his Teflon suit of armor, laughing all the way to the bank.

I hope he does leave. He’ll be in political quarantine for the rest of his life. It’s all a sad and terrible ending to a wretched and horrendous story about a mentally diminished adult being given too much power. After he’s gone all those supporters and sycophants will claim they were “against him” but just couldn’t admit it when he was in power. It will be like those German generals who said they were only taking orders.

The phrase many Democrats have been using for the last four years suddenly makes more sense. “We are better than this.” That is true. We are a better, a greater and a smarter nation than Donald John Trump and his foul and dishonest followers can ever imagine. It’s not QAnon we must worry about; it’s ourselves. Can we mend our nation’s broken heart? Can we get back to basics and really make America great this time? Yes, we can! Here’s another slogan that now makes more sense. IT’S TIME TO TOSS THE TYRANT OUT OF OFFICE!

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VOTING IN AMERICA

Trump’s Greatest Challenge & Flaw

Statistics provide a clear picture of who we are as a people. Many Americans have taken the right of voting for granted. In 2016, 250,056,000 Americans voted, which was only 55.5% of eligible voters. That’s a strange statistic for a country where more than a million people have fought and died to protect the right to vote. Why do so many not take that privilege seriously?

President Johnson

In 1964, only six percent of African Americans voted, but after the Voting Rights Act of 1965 more Black people voted. By 1969, 59 percent of African Americans voted. According to the Pew Research Center, the Black voter turnout rate in the presidential election of 2016 declined for the first time in twenty years, falling to 59.6% after reaching a record-high of 66.6% in 2012. That seven percent decline from the previous election is the largest on record for Blacks. One could conclude that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump were attractive to those voters, or perhaps African Americans felt they had a sure win with Obama in the race.

Another statistic that cracks right between the eyes is 38% of those in Congress are millionaires. Startlingly, that’s not much different from the first years of the American government. The flatly stated theory goes like this; let the rich, white, planter-plantation owner class protect their business interests, and everyone else will be fine. Sadly, there’s not much difference today.

While Trump stirs up dust about Twitter and Facebook taking down his lies and misinformation they feel will hurt their subscribers, more people are dying of COVID-19 infections. While Trump is passing along stupid QAnon conspiracy theories and lies, there are people in Georgia and other states waiting eight hours in sprawling, hot lines to vote. How can any of us believe we are a great country when one of our political parties works so hard at voter suppression? They openly state their belief that when fewer people vote they do better. What is the difference between Republican actions to suppress voting and ballot burning in a third-world country after all the citizens have voted? Any US citizen involved in vote suppression, regardless of their place in society, should at least be charged with voter intimidation.

Trump sees the electorate through the filter of his belief that the American public will believe whatever he tells them. Remember, he said he could shoot someone in the middle of New York’s Fifth Avenue and wouldn’t lose any supporters. Maybe Trump feels he must react to some of the “fake news” that has been published about him. But in reality, this guy has no credibility pushing back because he’s stuck in a ad hominem loop. He truly believes all negatives about him are untrue, therefore, even when the other guys tell almost truths about him, no one on the Democratic side believes him. He’s the boy who cried wolf so much, no one is really listening anymore.

Lunatic Leader

Probably emboldened by Trump’s successful fight with COVID, the West Wing is now pushing the B.S. that “everyone is going to get the virus.” It’s the same “herd immunity” idea Dr. Atlas dumped into Donald’s defective brain months ago. Our President now says, “See, it’s not that bad. Get back to work and reelect me.” What about losing the lives of two million people? “We are just going to have to live with it.” To a young person, the fact that they are still living is an invitation to party recklessly.

The flaw in Trump’s thinking is that people thoughtlessly do what he says. All his supporters shouting and screaming arm to arm at his rallies won’t get sick and die, but maybe some of them will come to their senses when they or a loved one starts to violently cough while gasping for air. Each false step, each tragic error, forces another crack in Trump’s armor.

The reality Trump must now confront is the wave of voters who are NOT going to stay at home. We already know that more than 15 million people have voted, and more than 60% of all mail in ballots were cast by Democrats. Trump made so many amateur mistakes as an incumbent. He could have embraced mask wearing from the beginning and air dropped millions of MAGA masks into swing states. It’s too late now. He politically over-positioned mask-wearing and the result could be many of his supporters too sick to vote.

Another junior achievement Trump ploy was getting his donor-lover-boy Louis DeJoy to disrupt the United States Postal Service in an attempt to sabotage mail in voting efforts. The overweight, orange pumpkin did this while fomenting distrust by saying the process of mail in ballots is ripe with fraud. If true, why did he make no effort to fix the problem? He is the most impotent president of all time if he can’t stop a pervasive fraud.

It’s impossible to apply logic to the actions of Trump and his grifter-enablers in Congress. They are all broke-dick cult followers and failures as patriots and people. It takes a whole nation to be a whole nation, and despite Trump’s position of needing walls to have a nation, what we truly need are voters to save our democracy. As many as legally possible. Maybe I am naïve or over-optimistic, but I believe the 2020 election turnout will be larger than ever. After the election, I want to start a campaign against the hypocrites who have too much power over us. I will be writing letters to suppress not only their voices but their Congressional votes.

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ORIGINALISM VS INTERPRETIVISM

Shoveling Old Words with Cloudy Meaning

We are seeing thousands of people wait in long lines at polling locations in early voting states. Their wait times are as long as eight hours. Terrible. I’m not sure why the Senate Judiciary Committee would decide to have a hearing to consider seating a Supreme Court nominee in the middle of a pandemic surrounded by all the election campaign noise, but let me guess.  Could it be political power?

Amy Coney Barrett, the nominee, has declared she is an “originalist” as it applies to Constitutional law. Okay, what exactly is that? According to many websites describing such things, originalism is a collection of theories calling for adherence to the “original intent” of the creators of the Constitution. Types of originalism include strict interpretation and strict constructionism. I CALL B.S.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Anyone, including Judge Barrett, who has the audacity to claim knowledge about the “original intent” of our founders like John Adams, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson is full of shit. One cannot speak with them to ascertain their thoughts and intents about anything they once wrote, so it’s all about personal interpretation.

Those good United States of America justices who over the years did their best to understand how our founders would have ruled on a challenge given contemporary circumstances, and then wrote opinions about how their decision should be applied to a changed society, were NOT ORIGINALISTS! Thanks to them, voting, serving on juries and being seated in Congress are no longer limited to white, landowning males. Despite the ORIGINAL words of our Constitution, women can vote, and African Americans are no longer counted as three-fifths of a person and subject to slavery.

I liked Antonin Scalia’s use of our language, although some of his “originalist” thinking was absurd. When dissenting passage of the Affordable Care Act, he offered this famous quote, “The Court’s next bit of interpretive jiggery-pokery involves other parts of the Act that purportedly presuppose the availability of tax credits on both federal and state Exchanges.” Okay, we get it. Justice Scalia didn’t like Obamacare and he offered the shiny object of “jiggery-pokery” to distract us. Saying that the Act’s intention to help people with healthcare insurance was somehow “deceitful or dishonest behavior” is totally interpretive. He was not reading the original language in the Act. He was forcing his meaning onto the law and onto us, the people.

The Late Antonin Scalia

The idea of any Supreme Court justice reading 233-year-old decisions and understanding how their authors would apply them today is like reading the old Testament and deciding that any woman who was raped would be sent away into the desert. It’s like originalist doctors draining our blood with leeches when we had a cold. We can read what those in the past wrote, but we will never know what they were thinking or exactly what their words meant to them.

There are incredibly talented people in this world who can shovel words to convince you of just about anything. That’s how we got Trump. The fact that professional and learned constitutional law experts can achieve a lifelong position on the Supreme Court doesn’t mean they will be the best arbiters of conflict. Congress has the power to undo what they’ve done at the court, but those actions can then be challenged as unconstitutional. If Congress said the President of the United States was not permitted to wear makeup, that would be struck down. However, our current President has stolen budget money to build a wall on the border with Mexico. What gives him that right? Congress is supposed to decide where and how money is allocated. Where is the Court on this matter?

I cannot imagine Thomas Jefferson’s response should anyone have approached him with a plan to build a wall on the Mexican border. He might have said, “Why build a wall? We might be able to acquire that land for America.” Modern presidents believe everything is set in sand and old laws must be interpreted according to the current culture in which we live. Should originalists outlaw same sex marriage? Wouldn’t they be deciding the bigotry and small mindedness of our founding fathers was actually high moral ground? Remember, our founders laughed and looked away from gay people. The also looked away from Black people, but that didn’t stop them from buying them into slavery. How can these original transgressions possibly be worthy of continuing?

Amy Coney Barrett is just the latest pawn in the sick game of a set of elite humans determining the rights of lessor citizens. Don’t get me wrong. I buy into the system, but the process of analyzing words, phrases and meanings is serious business. People are funny. Most of yesterday’s social media complaints about nominee Barrett concerned her terrible speaking voice. That’s not to say the notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a theatrical tone, but her views were 180 degrees away from Amy Coney Barrett. My thinking is Justice Ginsberg, if alive, might suggest to Judge Amy, “You seem to think you know the answers, but are refusing to give straight answers. Good luck!”

Judge Barrett’s writings indicate she opposes any controls or rules on gun ownership and thinks Roe V. Wade was wrongly decided. Barrett signed a full page ad that said Roe V. Wade was wrong. That was a commitment. She will force her viewpoints on the Court. That is what originalists do. They hide behind dusty word while they put their thumb on the scale moving us toward a more conservative, backward and locked viewpoint. When they use flowery words, we must question their bias.

The Late Great RBG

I find it outrageous to think that any social program passed by Congress with the aim of helping the disadvantaged and maligned minorities is unconstitutional. If you read the Constitution, you will find no mention of taxation being against the law. There is nothing in that document that stipulates the kind of healthcare a citizen must buy. It’s insane that a judge in any court would strike down a mandate by a governor to protect his or her state’s citizens. The attitude of those judges who believe one politician’s goals or rules for safety are different than those of a more conservative bent is ridiculous. They believed an unhinged President about some bizarre invasion coming from Mexico, yet then looked the other way when hundreds of thousands of people were dying. Who are these originalists? Until the aged justices retire or die, get ready for decades of anal retentive, religiously corrupt and politically motivated decisions from the Supreme Court. Once we’re rid of them, we’ll have a rebirth of intelligent interpretation and forward movement. As we have painfully learned, you never now when the next one will pass away or pass out.

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THE LINCOLN PROJECT

Real Political Radicals Against Trump

As a kid, I loved to play pranks on people. The best part, of course, was watching the reaction of my target. I felt great seeing that look of surprise or dismay. Why have only April Fool’s Day when there are 364 other days to have fun?

Some immature and silly people don’t take things seriously and are more interested in the effect rather than the damage. I used to work with some disgusting people in business and I developed a theory. When a kid is bullied at a young age, maybe teased about his or her weight or some other type of profiling, they hold that germ in their soul. When they grow up and get into a position of power or authority over other people, the virus of revenge appears, and they let others have it. I used to sarcastically, and perhaps unsensitively, call it “fat boy syndrome.”

Perhaps Donald Trump was bullied by his father, who was bullied by his father. The putdowns and abuse through generations becomes a never-ending cycle of family members trying to get back at those who hurt them. I’m not saying all Trumps are afflicted in this way, but it certainly appears that Daddy had his way with Donnie.

You may have heard of the Lincoln Project or seen some of its hard-hitting TV ads against Trump. So , what is this group? It’s a political action committee formed in late 2019 by several current and former Republicans, with a goal of preventing the reelection of Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. If you wonder if this is legal maneuvering, you might want check out this decision. The Citizen’s United case was about the free speech clause of the First Amendment. The Supreme Court ruled that it prohibits the government from restricting independent expenditures for political communications by corporations, including nonprofits, labor unions and other associations. So, if you have money you have a voice.

The people behind the Lincoln Project are George Conway, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver, Rick Wilson, Jennifer Horn, Ron Steslow, Reed Galen and Mike Madrid. These people are truly “never Trumpers;” they HATE DONALD TRUMP. How do I know this? Well, they say they hate him! What more do we need to know?

One of my dear friends, who follows politics like I do, said, “You know, after Trump is gone, they will all go back to being Republicans.” I have no problem with that because a two-party system works only when both parties are honest, fair and promote their authentic platforms. It’s sad, but Donald Trump has destroyed the Republican party. I can’t imagine they will ever win Blacks, Hispanics and educated white suburban people back to the party. So, why are the Lincoln Project people so down on Trump?

Some of them are brilliant tacticians and political operatives who will never be hired by the Democratic National Committee and Trump has forced them out of Republican circles. They are the fat kids getting revenge on the cool kids who put them down in high school, but their deep-seated disdain is more than jealousy. The truly hate our President.

Check out the pitch on their web site. They are raising lots of money because there are millions of people who feel the same way about Donald John Trump. Imagine if there had been a Lincoln Project in Nazi Germany. What would Hitler have done? That was rhetorical; we know what he would have done. If you want to share Lincoln Project ads, you can find them here.

For a lot of reasons, I didn’t think the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court has made America better. In fact, allowing millions of unmarked bills into our political process can be as damaging as Russia manipulating our social media, but it’s too late. The top court in the land has already decided that corporations are people and that money is more important than propaganda. They aren’t wrong, but if they were truly protecting my First Amendment rights how was Twitter able to ban me for life?

Wilson, Schmidt, Conway

I saw a TV interview with key members of the Lincoln Project saying they will continue to bully Trump and work for his removal. They are a force, and even if they don’t raise enough money to dominate the airwaves, they will continue to spread their rebuke of Trump all over the Internet, which is still free.

This is what Lincoln Project founding member Steve Schmidt said of Trump, “When you listen to the President, these are the musings of an imbecile. An idiot. And I don’t use those words to name call. I use them because they are the precise words of the English language to describe his behavior. His comportment. His actions. We’ve never seen a level of incompetence, a level of ineptitude so staggering on a daily basis by anybody in the history of the country whose ever been charged with substantial responsibilities. It’s just astonishing that this man is president of the United States.”   

The list of those against Donald Trump seems to be growing every day, and this is good. It’s not an effort for the fools without masks who drive 800 miles to cheer on Donald Trump; it’s for the moderates, the old-line Republicans who are finally realizing that the Donald screwed them. They voted for him last time because the mob moved in his direction and they believed that mob was a pure revolt against Obama and Democrats. Now they have figured out they got suckered by a con man, and on November 3rd they can take a parting puff of the addiction and blow out the anger.

I laugh when I hear the President going on and on about radical groups of Democrats ready to burn down the suburbs. The real radicals are former Republicans ready to burn Trump’s house down. Take the opportunity to hear an interview with any of these guys and you will understand. They sound like 1960s radicals against NIXON. Let’s love them! If the Lincoln Project can bring 3% of the moderates over to Biden, Trump will be a one-term president and then we’ll have to get to work to fix all he has broken.

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