Ergo the Depredated Suspect

Ergo the Depredated Suspect

Under Obama and under Hillary, Trump has always complained that the USA looks “weak,” “embarrassed,” and “ineffective” by the rest of the world. Only he, because of his “good brains” can make the U.S. strong again. Why he even claims, “I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me.”

Concerning Obama, one of Trump’s recent quotes of, “We were laughed at all over the world, as we have been many, many times,” unfortunately for Trump, it is the other way around as nations are gawking at his antics in this election. Many nation newspapers are calling Trump, “historically unpopular,” “an epic illusion,” and that’s just from one newspaper, the ‘Toronto Star’, others are even worse.

The Israeli, ‘Haaretz’ says of Trump’s rise, “It is a frightened, angry America; an America that has lost its way. Suddenly Israeli politics seem a little less embarrassing.”

As far as foreign metrics go, here’s a plug of tobacco for Trump supporters to chew on; virtually every other nation would have Hillary trumping Trump by a landslide if they were able to vote for the American presidency. Now I said virtually because there is only two that would have him winning by 23 percentage points and losing by only 9%.

According to the recent conclusion of the worldwide survey by ‘WIN / Gallup International Association’, Trump would be trounced anywhere from 25% in Bulgaria to over 85% in Portugal.

In France where the major newspaper, ‘La Libertѐ’ calls Trump, “America’s nightmare,” Hillary wins by 72%. All the Scandinavian and Latin countries, all the eastern European nations, the whole continent of Africa and the Middle East nations, the Southeast/Near East Asian countries, Australia and the Pacific nations would all highly favor Hillary. Even the nation that voted for ‘Brexit’, Britain goes to Hillary over Trump by 64%.

The only two nations that aren’t in this category is China, where Hillary wins only by 9% and the lone country that actually voted for Trump...drum roll please...Russia, where Trump would win easily by 23%.

In another recent polling by ‘Politico/Morning Consult Poll’, nearly half of Trump supporters at 49% view Russia as friendly to America, where only 19% of Hillary supporters had the same view.

So for all you Trump supporters claiming the left as communist...please explain.

Round II & III:
I’ve already covered the first debate in past articles. I will mention a bit concerning the second and  third, but instead of grueling over the specifics of the final two debates between Hillary and Trump (that I’m sure you’ve already been over abundantly exposed to), I’ll leave ya with a couple of videos that indeed shed light onto the debates spiced with a bit of humor.

First though, just one more comment about the first debate that was rarely mentioned or overtly overlooked. When discoursing about national security, Trump made a reference that I am most familiar with when talking to right-wingers. After saying that the greatest threat facing the world is nuclear weapons, Trump then turned to Hillary and said, “Not global warming like you think and your President thinks.” Now, Trump was referring to President Obama.

In choosing to say “your” instead of “our,” he was coding to all the right-wingers who despise the U. S. president, as this is how most right-wingers always address the president to me when discussing politics in person or on conservative blogs.

Trump and the right feel this is a way to disown Obama, but in reality while using all kinds of patriot monikers, like ‘American Patriot’ or ‘American Born Patriot’ or just ‘Patriot’, in denying President Obama, they are disqualifying true patriotism no matter how many patriot stickers they slap onto themselves. If Obama is not their president, then what country are they from? Obama is the duly elected president of the United States of America. No real patriot denies his president; enough said period.

Of course, Trump claims African Americans are rigging the election, so naturally assumes the first debate moderator, Lester Holt, who is black, is a Democrat as he conveyed that to ‘Fox News’ on an interview by Bill O’Reilly. No he is not; Holt’s a registered New York Republican.

In debate two, revelations of T-rump talk, or locker room talk with Billy Bush had just come out three days before, so the audio tape was a focal point for the debate. To set the stage, watch the Seth Meyer video below:

Immediately after the debate, Trump’s spokeswoman, Kellyanne Conway laid out a rather strange comment that added even more fuel to Trump’s burning inferno statement of, “grab ‘em by the p*ssy” statement, when she said on ABCs ‘Good Morning America’ concerning Paul Ryan’s dis-invitation of Trump to a Wisconsin Republican rally, “Well we want the support of anybody who’s going to publicly endorse us. But enough of the ‘pussyfooting’ around in terms of, you know; do you support us or do you not support us?”

Either she was thinking about her own little kitty cat when she stated that or it merely was an unfortunate bad timing choice of word. Surely, she could have chosen: ‘hedging’, ‘dodging’, ‘avoiding’, ‘prowling’, ‘skirting’ or a myriad of other word choices, but instead, it was ‘pussyfooting’.

Over at ‘Fox News’, the excuse given by Trump for his harping over Alicia Machado was that, “She had gained a massive amount of weight.” Yeah that’s right a mere 12 pounds of massive weight.

Samantha Bee expounds a bit more on the second debate in the video below:

In the third debate, Stephen Colbert picks up the slack.

Trump claimed Chicago has the toughest gun regulations but the highest gun crime rates. Perhaps half his thinking is true, but he didn’t think it all the way through. Chicago’s access to guns doesn’t come from Chicago, but across the border from Pence’s state of Indiana where there is virtually no regulation on purchasing guns; even for out of state folk. 

Trump declared in the last debate that “NAFTA was the worst and stupidest deal of all time.” Later on in the debate, he then declares, “The Iran diplomacy was the worst and stupidest deal of all time.” Well, which one was it?

After discoursing admiration for Vladimir Putin, Trump proclaims, “Putin has no respect for this......person.” Trump paused before saying “person.” Before the hesitation, I wonder exactly what word he was going to inject in describing Hillary before finally inserting “person.” He did however manage to call her “such a nasty person” that has actually become a Hillary rallying cry for her female voters.

Where Trump ever got the idea that a fetus is ripped out of the wound on its due date is quite a quandary, for abortions are not performed on the day it’s being born...ever. For sure he wasn’t referencing abortion, was he; whether knowingly or not, he was stipulating birth. Besides, starting with the ninth month, abortion is illegal. Of course Trump is not alone in this misconception and that is why he chose to misinform in that brutal descriptive way.

Trump learned a new word from Hillary in the third debate. That word is puppet. After she used it in conveying that Putin was the puppeteer and Trump was the ‘puppet’, he repeated it twice apparently to memorize it, for he is now calling the Independent presidential runner, Evan McMullen a ‘puppet’ being manipulated by the ‘Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol. The reason; who knows but perhaps McMullen is thwarting Trump’s chances in Utah. Who says ya can’t teach an ol’ dog a new trick?

I’ll leave the third debate with a quote: “When a woman scores points in a debate, Donald Trump calls her “nasty.” When women hear a woman make solid points, they call her someone they will vote for.” Margaret Carlson (former White House correspondent for Time Magazine)

Finally, all the debates were dumbed down in lowering the bar for Trump so that if he said anything remotely reasonable, it would be a Republican win-win-win situation. But alas, the bar was so low in nearly touching the ground floor he still couldn’t even step over it much less jump.   

Pence < Penny:
Mike Pence is the wormiest politician I’ve ever seen and that is saying a lot as far as American politicians go in avoiding a direct answer after being given a direct question. Before giving an answer, in wiggling a tunnel for an exit outlet, he will wormhole and be on another topic before the reporter even knows what has transpired.

In the video below, listen to “unsubstantiated” Pence avoid questions asked by ‘Meet the Press’ Chuck Todd then divert to other subjects. Todd valiantly tries to intervene in Pence’s diversions.

Why, Pence can’t even give an eleven-year-old girl an honest reply to her question. During an interview with a Columbus, Ohio TV station earlier this month, Pence was asked a question coming from a Girl Scout stating that Trump’s words about women “make me feel bad about myself.”

When asked what he would say to her, Pence promised that Trump would bring about “a safer and more prosperous future” for families and children. Then he immediately runs the stoplight and begins criticizing Hillary’s “week and feckless foreign policy.” A heap pile total avoidance and diversion of the question.

Pence claims to be a Christian proper in highlighting his so called Christian values; that is why he has signed into law as governor of Indiana some of the most stringent anti-LGBQT laws. Yet during the VP debate he refused to give answers to Trump’s anti-Christian behaviors. He deferred from answering Trump’s avoidance of paying taxes and went straight to bashing Hillary claiming she will raise taxes.

Pence simply cannot answer a direct question.

As first noted by Bill Maher, Pence denies evolution, climate change and now in the VP debate, the Donald. Every item that Democrat VP contender, Tim Kaine stated of what Trump and Pence have actually said, Pence either interrupted Kaine with denials or did his rendition of a bobblehead by constantly shaking his head no with little beady-eyed smirks. In fact, taken from Seth Meyer’s ‘Late night Show’ the video below is a collage of his head shakes with his and Trump’s own actual comment.

In the debate, Kaine brought up a couple of times concerns of Trump insulting Mexicans when Pence countered, “Senator, you whipped out that Mexican thing again.” The comment caused a stir on social media outlets. Justifiably so, for “that Mexican thing” is actually people, folks with names like Miguel...ya understand that, Mike?

As innumerably mentioned, Pence always defers any question then pivots to bashing Clinton as he can’t defend his candidates actions or be contrite to GOP policies, so attacks. In once doing so yet again, Chuck Todd was wise to it.
On a NBC September 04, 2016 ‘Meet the Press’ Todd interview, Pence claims he is all for transparency and slams Hillary for dishonesty in using her private server, no matter most all politicians do so; even Pence. He is having all his governor internal e-mails, official papers and memos sealed even after his death. When confronted by Todd, Pence’s reply was, “You know me Todd, I’m for transparency.” Todd rebutted, “Then will you rescind the seal?” Pence merely but everly (my word; not Trump’s) once again dodges the question and goes back to bashing Hillary.

This certainly is an amazing method in displaying one’s own transparency.      

The Pettiesburg Address:
Trump’s redress of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg, PA was called the ‘100 Days Speech’ but turned out to be a 100 minutes rant. He was supposed to emulate Lincoln and lay out his plans for his first hundred days in office if elected as president. Instead, he opens up with an avalanching cascade of assaults using intimidation tactics in attacking his sexual assault accusers with threats, personal insults and lawsuits. In his first hundred days, Trump stated he would be suing the women charging him with sexual assault. That’s fine, but at the least, one of them, the ‘People Magazine’ reporter, Natasha Stoynoff has six witnesses to testify in her behalf. There are also, lawyer firms lining up to represent the women pro bono.

Also, the so-called reliable source the Trump campaign has dug up as his highly credible witness to the commercial plane incident is actually a rogue. Anthony Gilberthorpe who claims he was in the plane and saw absolutely nothing unbecoming of Trump. He would have been eighteen at the time. He even claims that the accuser, Jessica Leeds was wearing a white pantsuit. He knows this for fact, for he also claims he has an excellent memory; ya know, just like Trump. Wrong; Ms. Leeds was wearing a skirt at the time. Gilberthorpe also attempted to turn the tables by insisting it was Ms. Leeds who was being flirtatious with Trump and even asked Trump to marry her.

Now mind ya, Mike Pence claimed Gilberthorpe was a very reliable witness and would put all these women’s sexual assault charges in bed to rest so to speak. On NBCs ‘Today Show’, Pence was even emboldened enough to say, “Stay tuned, there’s more information coming forward,” and insisted the campaign was just hours away from releasing damning evidence of these women’s accounts. Then later, sure enough the Trump campaign coughs up Gilberthorpe. I don’t know how Pence thinks, even if it was reliable, how can one woman’s discredited story mean that all the other women are lying as well. Anyway, it doesn’t matter, for Gilberthorpe’s story is the one that wound up as discredited.

Unfortunately for Pence and all the Trump campaign staffers, Gilberthtorpe has a pattern of seeking instant fame. Back in 2014, Gilberthorpe, who is British, claimed that when he was a 17-year-old he helped hire underage boys for sex parties with high ranking British politicians. It was royally proven as false.

Gilberthorpe also had a front page published announcement in the ‘Gloucester Express Newspaper’ of his engagement to a fictitious California fashion designer. He even made up a name for his phantom fiancée as, Leah Bergdorf-Hunt. There never was a wedding for there never was an engagement, for there never was a Bergdorf-Hunt to begin with...nada. Gilbethorpe is an instant fame con guy.  

Word is out now that Gilberthorpe is seeking money from Trump for his services rendered.

Pence...cleanup detail in first class...

In his onslaught of evisceration, Trump has called his accusers “horrible women”, “all liars”, “disgusting”, and inferring due to their looks not worth his time to sexually assault them. “Just look at them,” he says; no way could he touch them with a ten foot pole. Of course most of the accusations occurred years ago, so the women have aged a bit since the time of the offense when they were considered more appealing to Trump’s taste in women.

A total of twelve women thus far have shown up to tell their story. Even Trump’s former first wife, Ivana claimed Trump raped her without consent, although she has later recanted saying she didn’t mean it in the criminal sense.

If that is not enough for his ‘100 Day Plan’, he then follows up with his continuing tirade that the system is broken and rigged with 1.8 million people that are dead but registered to vote. He’s trying in vain to insinuate that Democrats are registering dead folks, but what that 1.8 million refers to is that over 2 million Americans die annually and it takes a bit of time to remove them from the voting registrar. On top of that a deceased person is not coming into vote even if their name is still registered and no one can vote in their place as cross checking Social Security data and double checking signatures ensures that. Someone who gets away by voting with a deceased registrant is very rare.

In fact, registering the dead as of late has been a Republican ploy. In the 2012 elections, the RNC and the Mitt Romney campaign hired Nathan Sproul’s ‘Strategic Allied Consulting’ services to register Republican voters. The firm, in addition to registering addresses that only led to vacant lots, Sproul also had dead people registered to vote; 106 in Florida alone.

Turned up by legal authority investigations, Sproul has a record of fraudulent Republican voter registrations going all the way back to the 2004 elections with his ‘Sproul and Associates’ outfit, but the GOP still kept hiring him.

To end this, Rudy Giuliani literally confessed to Jake Tapper on CNN that, “Dead people generally vote for Democrats rather than Republicans.” Well if that were only true, there must be an awful lot of low voter turnout for Democrats.     

Rationalizing Irrationally:
At the Catholic charitable Al Smith dinner, Trump, himself, actually plagiarizes when he introduces his wife as plagiarizing Michelle Obama.

He comments, “Michelle Obama gives a speech and everyone loves it. It's fantastic. They think she's absolutely great. My wife, Melania, gives the exact same speech, and people get on her case! And I don't get it! I don't know why...

It was Trump’s best joke of the night but it almost repeated word-for-word a R.J. Matson July 2016 cartoon. Cant any of the Trumps come up with original material?  

Now let’s get this straight; according to Trump, the race is rigged because ‘Crooked Hillary’ is in collusion with unknown and unidentified Jewish international financiers, all the while he is being fed Wikileaks from Russia that is known and has been identified by the U.S. National Security and FBI agencies. Does that really make a pinched loaf of bread sense?

For weeks now Trump has been trumpeting the elections are rigged. Earlier this week in Ambridge Pennsylvania, Trump told his rabid supporters:

So important that you get out and important that you watch other communities, because we don’t want this election stolen from us. We don’t want this election stolen from us. We do not want this election stolen.”

Later, in Wilkes-Barre he said:
And we have to make sure we’re protected. We have to make sure the people of Philadelphia are protected that the vote counts are 100 percent. Everybody wants that, but I hear these horror shows. I hear these horror shows and we have to make sure that this election is not stolen from us and is not taken away from us. And everybody knows what I’m talking about.”

One of Trump’s Ohio supporters had no qualms proudly boasting to the Boston Globe that come Election Day, he would seek out the “Mexicans, Syrians, people who can’t speak American,” so he could just “go right up behind them and make them a little bit nervous.”

Just to emphasize this point, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin in his speech to this year’s right-wing ‘Values Voter Summit’, in reference to a Hillary election, he revved up a hate speech suggesting that there be a patriot uprising in shedding tyrant (liberals) blood. But in the process, the sacrifices of the patriot’s bloodshed, it will water the tree of liberty. Watch his declaration in the video below.

This week former Illinois Republican congressman, Joe Walsh tweeted this:

The Trump base is heeding Trump’s and a few radical Republican politicians’ rallying cries. With a nationalist sleeve and false patriot identity embedded in Trumpites that has been brewing under Republican ‘we are the true American’ dogma for the past three decades, radical extremist Americans feel they have been rejuvenated and uplifted.

There’s been an unflinching rise in hate speech and threats on social media and almost exclusively by the right. Hadas Gold, a reporter and writer for ‘Politico’ has withstood a myriad of threats due to her criticisms of Trump. In a couple of tweets, one had an image of her with a yellow star of David on her shirt and a bloody bullet hole in her forehead. Another superimposed photo had her face on a corpse in a Nazi concentration camp oven.

David French, a major in the U.S. Army, Iraqi war veteran and writer for the conservative ‘National Review’ is not even immune to threats due to his critique of Trump. His family has even been threatened with a photoshopped image of his seven-year-old adopted Ethiopian daughter’s face in a gas chamber. The right-wing threats like to refer to his daughter as “niglet.”

John King, a devout conservative is a construction contractor out of Corvallis, Montana. He built two four-plex apartments for single workers. By mistake, they were posted on social media as a housing complex for Syrian refugees. Someone took a picture of the complex and assumed it was for refugees as there has been a push to resettle a few Syrian families in the area.

He’s had at least 175 social media threats and 100 threats a day on his cell phone directly aimed at him and his family. One stated, “You don't deserve to live. We will be asking for help to run you out of Montana and burn your buildings to the ground.” Ravalli County commissioners voted not to accept refugees but the threats still keep coming to the point, King won’t leave his family for work out of fear something may happen to them during his absence.

The ‘Arizona Republic’ Newspaper has never endorsed a Democrat in its 125 year history. This time around, they have endorsed Hillary and have been paying the wrath for it from white nationalist Trump supporters. One reminded them of Don Bolles, the Republic reporter that was assassinated forty years ago by a car bomb then threatened that is what is going to happen today with current reporters.     

A Las Vegas’ ‘Westside Armory’ gun store is advertising a pre-Hillary sale on semi-automatic weapons with the phrase, “Don’t wait! Prices will skyrocket after Crooked Hillary gets in.” Why not, it was Trump who more than subliminally dropped the hint to his adherent gun followers, “If she gets to pick her judges — there’s nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.

Right-wing blog sites are explaining how to either buy assault rifles or how to build one; either way both with untraceable guarantees.   

Why even those that are sworn to uphold law and order are disavowing their oaths. By tweeting, David Clarke, the sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin stressed that if Hillary wins then “its pitchforks and torches time.”     

No matter all of this, according to Trump, it is Hillary and the Democrats that are the violent ones as he insists the heavily edited James O’Keefe video proves.

First off, Scott Foval, who described how to instigate violence by Trump supporters in the video was an independent subcontractor who was immediately fired by the DNC. It had nothing to do with Hillary or Democrat policies.

Now compare that to actual Trump proclamations concerning protesters. At a Las Vegas stump, “I’d like to punch him in the face, I’ll tell you that.” He’s shouted “Get ‘em outta here,” at Iowa City and other Trump rallies.

At his last stop in Iowa during the GOP primary rallies, directed toward would-be hecklers, Trump told supporters to, “Knock the crap out of ‘em, would ya.”

Just this week in Kinston, North Carolina, a couple hours after boo-hooing how deserving he was for African American votes, he has a black person kicked out of his rally calling him a “thug” while in the process, attempting to link him with the O’Keefe video. That black person was not a protester, but an ex-marine who served in Afghanistan supporting Donald Trump. C.J. Carey just wanted to tell Trump to be more conciliatory toward blacks and women. Since he was black, of course Trump considered him a protester and told the mainly white audience to kick him out. They did. 

I’m sure that 69-year-old, Shirley Teter toting with her an oxygen tank to properly breath was not posing much as an intimidating factor. She has a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  A Trump supporter punched her in the face as she was protesting outside a Trump Asheville, NC rally. Miss Teter wasn’t seriously injured, but had to be taken to the hospital for jaw, elbow and rib injuries.

Trump consultant, Roger Stone is planning to have an army of Trump supporters go into inner city voting facilities to harass minority voters. He claims he has 1,300 Trump supporters willing to go.

This is making the GOP nervous and for good reason. Ya see, the ‘80s Republicans conducted the very same tactics way back in 1981. The GOP enlisted ‘watchmen’, mainly off-duty cops and security guards to monitor minority districts across the states. They were intimidating wearing armbands and guns. The GOP wanted to be sure that the votes were in favor of their boys and it worked. They won big time, but were slapped with a court ordered consent decree severely limiting their activities in the polling facilities. This decree is due to expire in 2017, so with all this Trump voter intimidation rumbling going on, they’re plenty ‘nough concerned about the expiration being rescinded.

It’s not only Trump, as Republican political consultant, Aaron Harris in Tarrant County, Texas, as reported by Fort worth’s ‘Star Telegram’ has been sending his browbeating squads to primarily Hispanic senior citizen nursing homes to harass residents by claiming they are investigating them for voter fraud under mail-in voting.

Mail-in voting is perfectly legal and is for those that cannot go to their registered polling booths due to reasons such as elderly convalescence, the disabled or for residents being out of state or overseas. Harris contends this is a front for voter fraud. Senior citizens who’ve been grilled by Harris’ goon squads with harassment and threats that they are committing voter fraud if they mail in their vote are confused in knowing what is legal and are afraid to cast their vote. The ‘United Hispanic Council of Tarrant County’ has filed a complaint with the Justice Department against Harris’ actions.        

With this and Trump’s voter intimidation, sure enough, GOP fears have come true. The DNC have just filed a federal legal action in court for racial voter intimidation and to extend the consent decree another seven years. So far, Trump isn’t giving in on his threats. As a party, Republicans, if they truly do not want the decree extended might have to completely absolve their affiliation with oh my, what drama that will portend.

In 2014, being interviewed by Michael D’Antonio for his book, ‘The Truth about Trump’ Donald Trump’s two sons had this to say about their father. “Whatever he wants to do, he's earned the right to say it, and frankly...right, wrong or indifferent, whether people agree or not, I'm glad that someone actually has the proverbial fortitude — to use a word less vulgar than I'd like to go with it — to actually say, 'I don't care if it's popular. This is what I think.” As stated by Donald Trump Jr. on his father’s brashness.   

Eric Trump had this to confess to D’Antonio concerning his father kick starting the birther conspiracy. “There's always, I think, a moral to the story. I think with the birthers it's, 'Okay, well, then, just prove it.' Meaning these people are going out saying that which a lot of people were at the time, 'Then just show us. Just be transparent. You're the leader of the free world, be transparent.' There are underlying themes to this, and in fact, he has done his best to start the conversation that was unwilling to be had before. Now that conversation might flush itself out in one of several different ways. But at least the conversation is being had.”

The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree now does it...

Some Trump quotes:
If Hilary Clinton can't satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy America?” (Twitter post 2015)

The line of ‘Make America Great Again,’ the phrase, that was mine, I came up with it about a year ago, and I kept using it, and everybody’s using it, they are all loving it. I don’t know; I guess I should copyright it, maybe I have copyrighted it.”
(My Fox New York 2015) The Reagan campaign first came up with it in the ‘80s.

I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world. It is a dangerous world out there; it’s scary, like Vietnam. Sort of like the Vietnam era. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier.”  After four deferments from being drafted during the Vietnam War, he compares Vietnam vets’ risks in soldiering to his sleeping with women who could have STDs. (The Howard Stern Show 1997)

Sure one can say he was joking, but concerning his daughter, Ivanka, to say publicly on a 2003 ‘Howard Stern Show, “You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. daughter, Ivanka. She’s six feet tall; she’s got the best body. She made a lot money as a model—a tremendous amount.” Also, on a 2006 episode of ‘The View’ he responded to the question if he would be disappointed if Ivanka were to pose for ‘Playboy’ by stating, “It would be really disappointing — not really — but it would depend on what's inside the magazine. I don't think Ivanka would do that, although she does have a very nice figure. I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her.”

This is just kind of gross, joking or not and I’m simply speculating here, but perhaps that is why all the Trump females pose for family pictures like in the photo below.

‘The New York Times’ posted an array of Trump insults during this election season that took up two full pages.

Along with Trump’s admiration of Putin, a Trump consultant had this to say about Trump in the photo below when it comes to another dictator guised as a leader in Kim Jong-un.

With Trump always bellowing Hillary is a pay-for-play scoundrel in dealings with the ‘Clinton Foundation’, he might consider his own sly acts. It all has to do with pure greed from cheating workers and small businesses out of pay to using Republican donations and his charity for personal expenses, I’ll mention two here out of many.

Trump’s false philanthropy bears out in this incident. In a 1996 ribbon-cutting held by the Association to Benefit Children for a nursery school, Trump made an appearance, sat down  beside Rudy Giuliani, made sure his face was seen, ate their meal, made sure his mouth was heard, took some photographs with some of the attending children then left without dropping a dime for the charity. That’s it! He wanted to look generous by attending, but left without donating a penny.

Trump has used $258,000.00 of donation money from his Trump charity foundation to pay for his lawsuits and legal matters. He has also dug into the supposed charity’s till taking $30,000.00 worth to buy two portraits of himself that are hanging in his New York ‘Trump National Golf Club Westchester’ walls.

What’s confounding is in figuring out which portrait is really accurate of him; Portrait A or Portrait B. Can ya give me a big hand in figuring this one out...?
Portrait A

Portrait B

Bed Wetters:
And the only question that’s still up in the air is how close the Democrats will come to retaking the House Majority. What this exposes, though, is much deeper and it goes to the Republican Party as an institution. This, this candidacy, the magnitude of its disgrace to the country is almost impossible, I think, to articulate. But it has exposed the intellectual rot in the Republican Party. It has exposed at a massive level the hypocrisy, the modern day money changers in the temple like Jerry Falwell Jr. And so, this party, to go forward and to represent a conservative vision for America, has great soul searching to do. And what we’ve seen and the danger for all of these candidates is over the course of the last year, these, these candidates who have repeatedly put their party ahead of their country, denying what is so obviously clear to anybody who’s watching about his complete and total manifest unfitness for this office.”

The above was not written by me, but was stated by Republican strategist, Steve Schmidt.

Trump is the crowning achievement of the GOP, no matter how current Republicans running for office are distancing themselves from him. Remember, Trump is a product of the Republican Party; the party that has now for decades been catering to extreme and exclusive elements for decades. The GOP embraced the initial Tea Party movement that has currently evolved into Trump’s base.

Trump in the microphone video wasn’t just spouting off profanity in demeaning women; he was expressing predatory and abusive behavior in actually bragging about his explicative nature in assaults he’s committed. 

Trump’s gross talk video was like throwing ice water into Republican faces. It finally woke a number of GOP politicians up to what they’ve been doing all along to women one step closer to the edge at a time. Republicans have addictively voted down both ratifying or funding for reproductive rights, violence against women, equal pay, child care and in healthcare have not yet acted on Obama’s emergency request to aid the fight against the Zika virus allowing it to encroach into our borders affecting pregnant women. It has been 238 days since Obama asked for the relief and still no action by the Republican congress. I thought Republicans were pro-choice and all for the unborn? If so, it’s a strange way in showing it.

Trump’s merely the precipice of the GOPs own doings against women in attempts to make legal abortion a criminal act, defunding ‘Planned Parenthood’, gut the ‘Violence Against Women Act’ that had the statistics in showing it was working with a 60% drop in domestic violence since its implementation. The lame excuse they gave in gutting the Act was it also protected undocumented women immigrants and Native American women. First off, Native Americans are the only true Americans and secondly undocumented women represent life just as much as anyone else’s; especially within our borders.

Newt Gingrich’s excuse for Trump’s lewd behavior is that it all depends on which Trump shows up, “the Big Trump or the Little Trump.” That’s nonsense, both the little Trump and big Trump are lumped as one. Trump praised Gingrich for chastising Fox News’ Megan Kelly. Kelly though, actually won the l’il tirade as viewed by most.  

Gingrich gave her a lecture on sex over condemnation of Bill Clinton’s escapades and excuses for Trump’s vile sexism, then accused her of being obsessed with sex. She could have curtly pointed out how he cheated on his first and second wives and was impeaching Bill Clinton for sexual shenanigans while he was having an affair at the same time, but she was polite enough to not bring that up as he was bashing her, the Clinton marriage and everyone else’s sex life, but his and Trump’s.

Dang all those Trumpers, including Trump himself, Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Roger Aisles and Steve Bannon...all who’ve mistreated women, but are out there in mass attempting to attract female votes. What a team, huh?   

Trump adamantly admitted that he’s “smart” to not pay his federal taxes in the first debate and following stump speeches, yet Trump at the ‘Ronald Reagan Library’ during the GOP primaries had this to say:

What I’d like to do—and I’ll be putting it in the plan in about two weeks and I think people are going to like’s a major reduction in taxes. It’s a major reduction for the middleclass [No it’s not...both his tax plans give little tax relief for the middleclass]. The hedge fund guys won’t like me [Oh yes they will, as these guys, the corporate and rich stand to gain the most in tax cuts under his latest plan] as much as they like me right now. I know ‘em all. But they’ll pay more. I know people who are making a tremendous amount and paying virtually no tax [like him] and I think that’s unfair.”

So, in a pretzel twisted sort of way logic, Trump thinks he’s smart by being unfair. Either an imbecile or a person ravaged with greed would only contradict their self as such. You have no Republicans snorting about this for it is merely already the established Republican way.

Illegal immigrants, who take on America’s lowest paying jobs, are consistently demeaned by Trump and the right. Republicans have used Latino/Latina, bambino/bambina illegals as scapegoats for decades now. But guess what...these illegals paid just over $12 billion dollars in 2013 taxes while Trump who is a proclaimed billionaire paid zero...nada...not a dadgummed red cent.    

Just as the Donnie attempting to smote the vote, Republicans have been doing it for a good decade now. A few Republicans will now admit that voter fraud is virtually nonexistent, but in the same breath will say that Republican voter suppression is virtually nonexistent.

Oh, Really? I guess that is why federal and federal appeals courts in just a span of thirty days this summer, struck down red state voter suppression laws in Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Kansas, Ohio, North Dakota and Wisconsin. In the North Carolina ruling, the presiding judge determined that the states voter ID law’s provisions deliberately “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision” in an effort to depress black turnout at the polls. It was noted in court that Republican leaders had drafted their restrictions on voting only after receiving data indicating that African-Americans would be the voters most significantly affected by them.

From requiring birth certificates, because it is known that minorities have significantly a less likely chance of having acceptable IDs, to making it extremely difficult to have voter registration drives in minority precincts in red states, these are the same tactics once used during the Jim Crow days; Republicans are smearing democracy through disenfranchisement.

In Pence’s Indiana, on October the fourth of this year, police raided the ‘Indiana Voter Registration Project’ (IVRP) minority district offices and seized all the IVRPs records and equipment. This just one week before registration closes in the state. Almost 40,000 voters were registered from the IVRP office and were expected to get another 5,000 more.

Even though the Republican ran Indiana government won’t say what is illegal or what IVRP has done to have initiated the raid, GOP officials say IVRP will not receive their documents and equipment until the investigation is concluded, which naturally will be well after the elections.

Meanwhile, all the IVRP voter registrants are in limbo and the Indiana Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson is keeping mum with no comments on the matter.

It’s a shame, for out of all the states, Indiana was the worst state for participation in the 2014 voter turnout.

Funny that though, the only real voter fraud that has come up is that Trump surrogate, Terri Lynn Rote voted for him twice in the early general election and was arrested and jailed last week on a first degree charge of election misconduct. She’s since posted bond and is due for her preliminary hearing on November 7th.

If Republicans truly want to attack voter fraud they just might want to look inward a wee bit more first.

Republicans, whether they’re RHINO, or Tea Party have been hinting towards whittling voter participation. Syndicated columnist, George Will, ‘National Review’s, Daniel Foster, congressional representatives, Ted Yoho and Stevie King all are leaning soft or hard towards democratic voter disenfranchisement.

From their lips, Will has stated when it comes to voter filtering, “A small voting requirement such as registration, which calls for the individual voter's initiative, acts to filter potential voters with the weakest motivations. They are apt to invest minimal effort in civic competence.”

Foster proclaims, “It improves democratic hygiene because the people who can't be bothered to register...are, except in unusual cases, civic idiots.”

Yoho and King (the two names together sounds kind of like a clown duo, doesn’t it) both claim that a voter should have skin in the game like owning property.

Sounds a bit like these guys are speaking more about Republicanism more so than about the poor and minority in slinging words like ‘competence’ and ‘civic idiots’.    

It’s sickening how the Trump campaign can actually say they are for the American worker when Trump went overseas for manufacturing, his former campaign manager Paul Manafort is a special interest lobbyist for foreign entities and Steve Bannon is a former Goldman Sachs executive. As Trump is no more for the American worker as Republicans, Trump stiffs American small business like Republican politicians refract American workers.

For just one example out of innumerable hundreds, Republican strategist, Brian Walsh says Trump stiffed his father, a small business man out of thousands. In an interview by NPR host Ari Shapiro, Walsh stated, “True story, my dad's company was stiffed by Trump on a six-figure telecom job in the 1980s. Trump told them it would cost more to sue him.” Walsh goes on to explain finally Trump agreed to pay him $50,000.00 but even stiffed him on that.

Walsh says due to his job as a Republican consultant he cannot vote for Hillary, but he adds by stipulating he certainly won’t be voting for Trump.

Republicans, during the days of the ‘Great Recession’ turmoil that erased millions of middleclass livelihoods, refused to extend Obama’s ‘Emergency Jobs Fund’ and unemployment insurance for American workers in dire straits.            

Republicans, even before his inauguration, have been vilifying America’s only black president while also ignoring the fact that he is also half white with a lineage that goes all the way back to revolutionary days. Forget race, Obama is a true American. But the GOP can’t forget, so falsely blame him to try and blemish the man for all of America’s woes when most of America’s turmoil has been Republican induced.

First, Rush Limbaugh blamed Obama for the ‘Great Recession’ before he ever first set foot into office stating that his winning of the 2008 presidential election put all financial institutions and Wall Street markets into an uproar.

Republican members of congress have blamed him throughout his tenure in office for the debt ceiling crisis, unemployment, the fiscal cliff, the sequester and the government shutdown when all these were Republican doings.  

Republican senators and congressmen led by Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan even blamed Obama for their own votes to override his veto that was against the ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act’.

Lastly, Rush Limbaugh, along with a few other Republicans has the audacity to blame Obama for Donald Trump. It for sure is a mind boggling thing.   

Besides, no matter how Trump and Republicans swipe the Obama presidency and whine that Hillary is just another four more years of Obama. When ya consider what the Obama administration’s policies have done in ending the recession, put regulations with teeth on ‘too big to fail banks’, eliminated the bin-Laden threat, seventy-eight consecutive weeks of job growth for the nation that was hemorrhaging 800,000 per month when he was first inaugurated, through Janet Yellen has maintained the lowest interest rates in over 200 years, Obama’s specific policies have only raised the debt $857 billion, the deficit has been cut by two-thirds, Obama dropped unemployment from 10.1% down to 4.9%, the nation is currently enjoying the highest private sector job growth in American history, overall inflation has been less than half the historic average at 1.7% and the U.S. has experienced 80 straight months of economic expansion.

Even though over 20 million more Americans are now insured by the ACA and has added years to the life of Medicare, Republicans are now charged thinking they finally have an argument against it in that premiums are going to increase 25% next year. As well though, according to conservative figures by Northwestern University law professor, Daniel Austin’s concluded research, the ACA has ameliorated medical bankruptcies from its inception from 57.1% in 2009 to 21.1% in 2015.  

What the GOP is ignoring, is that health insurance is still being run by private insurers, so what are Republicans offering in its place why are they whining? Do they want to go to a single payer public option that would guarantee no rise in health insurance? Heck, no; to them that’s Lord forbid communism. What they are offering is going back to the traditional method, where private insurers had free reign to raise premiums far and above the inflation rate every year. Overall, since the passage of the ACA the nation has experienced the slowest rates of healthcare expenses experienced ever since 1960 and it has saved taxpayers billions in now not having to foot the bill for uninsured ER visits.

With all that in mind, dog gone it all, I’ll surely go for another four more years.

Facts and the truth are viewed by a good portion of Republicans as merely items to drop a stool on or make the bladder gladder on. They’ve turned substance into raw sewage.      

Religious Right A(s)toning:
The Christian Right in attempts to view the world in a one sided lens wants to force that image onto all Americans. They feel if you are not one of them through ethnicity, culture and religion then you are not a true American. God, guns and conforming to their beliefs is the only path in their eyes of truly being a patriotic God fearing citizen. It’s warped!

Claiming that the Christian God has blessed America more than any other nation is totally unbiblical. Except for the original Jews, God has not blessed anyone else more than others. Since the New Testament days, in fact God has pretty much been out of the picture. He claims no favorites today, except in the minds that claims he does. Most certainly, Jesus has not blessed Trump no matter how fundamentalists Christians try to wrap that around other noggins. Besides, Jesus said to love and bless everyone equally The bellyache preaching done today by the Christian Right is certainly not based on love and peace. It’s based on fire and brimstone hatred.     

These TV and radio evangelical Jesus hucksters, while getting rich off of Christ, are preaching a tough lopsided message during these election times.

Right-wing evangelist, Kenneth Copeland was dead wrong when he claimed Ted Cruz had been called and anointed by God to be the next president. Since God blew Cruz off, Copeland’s now with Trump shouting, “This is God’s nation and nobody is going to take it away from Him. You’re going to be guilty of murder. You’re going to be guilty of an abomination of God,” if ya don’t vote for Trump as if Hillary is Satan and Trump is Gabriel.

Evangelizer, Lance Wallnau on the Oct. 27th ‘Jim Bakker Show’ in promoting that Trump is the candidate that God is using, claimed liberals are using witchcraft on conservatives putting a fog in Christians’ heads.

On the Oct. 24th ‘Stand in the Gap’ radio program, Gary Dull of the ‘Pennsylvania’s Pastor’s Work’ says “Trump is a babe in Christ” and when a caller phoned in inquiring why Trump won’t state this publically, Dull replied, “because it will be used against him politically.”

Before warning Christians that they cannot just sit on the sidelines and not vote, because “Hillary and Democrats are coming to take our Bibles away,” Christian capitalist, Wayne Allyn Root, after promoting his book said on the ‘Real Side’ radio show, “Donald Trump is a middle finger to Washington D.C.” and that Trump never groped any woman simply because he’s “one of the handsomest billionaires that’s ever lived.”  

Appearing on the Oct. 6th ‘Jim Bakker Show’, Steve Strang, CEO of the Christian monthly magazine, ‘Charisma’ said, “I believe, as odd as it is, that God has raised him [Trump] up just as God raised up Abraham Lincoln to save the nation.”

Christian historian quack, David Barton appearing on the June 2nd ‘Today’s Issues’ insisted to not hold higher religious standards over Donald Trump. Then he pointed out a standard for voting in corrupting Exodus 18:21 by citing it in this fashion, “But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.” Well it’s quite obvious this is not going to aid in Barton’s cause for Trump is no contender in qualifying with these standards as anyone who observes would know.

Now, these next two are so ludicrous, I’m giving you the pleasure in viewing their videos. As Trump promoter, Roger Stone claims he fears for his life if Hillary is elected, so too do these two poor lost souled preachers. Religious Right preacher, Dave Daubenmire is in the first video and former navy Chaplin and current religious exorcist and Colorado state representative, Gordon Klingenschmitt is in the second. Listen at what they have to say, if Hillary gets elected.

The Christian Right set out to conquer all of America’s wretched sins, but instead got caught up and was conquered by Trump’s. Maybe they should refresh themselves of Matthew 7:15-20.

Departing words: Trump’s not even a goodly man, much less a godly one.

United States of Anxiety:
There has been some pandemonium since FBI director, James Comey sent a letter to congress stating that there were some more e-mails to be investigated concerning Clinton off of Uma Abedin’s (her aide) estranged husband’s e-mail. Abedin’s departed husband is former congressman, Anthony Weiner. This caused a raucous, for Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) immediately leaked it to the press eleven days out from the elections as political bounty. In the Republicans’ ever pressing deluge to discredit Hillary, they figured this would be a bombshell.

Now we all simply need to take a couple of breaths and calm down, for this has no teeth and here is why.

Why Comey released the letter to congress at this period instead of waiting till after the election results, it’s a guess, but in my estimation, Comey is a registered Republican and was raked through the fired charcoal grill mercilessly in finding no charges to convict Hillary over the bogus e-mail scandals that the GOP congress has intensely pursued. If Comey had waited till after the elections, Comey would have once again been raked through by Republicans. He probably felt he owed his party at least this much to announce it now.

Now it’s only in my estimation on what I wrote above, but all of this is speculation, for after the time bomb exploded with the announcement, facts are starting to pour out as the dust is clearing.

First off, it was wrong of Comey to respond and announce it to congress right before the election. It was too early; he has no detail what is even in Weiner’s laptop. It is not even Clinton e-mails, though they want to look and verify. The laptop has been tied in to the e-mail investigations because Abedin used it to print out some government e-mails. In fact, the search warrant to confiscate the laptop had not even yet been conducted. There is even opinions that if any information contained is relevant are just copies of what the FBI has already viewed.

Comey in rushing the letter to congress before any findings, much less conclusions violates the Hatch Act and government ethics rules on misuse of official positions. The rules highly stipulate that an executive branch official under pressure from any politically motivated members of congress, it is not permissible for he/she to respond in kind under any circumstance; in particular if that agent is from the FBI.

Even the former chief of the White House Ethics counsel, James Painter under the W. Bush’ administration filed a complaint against Comey for acting so soon; in particular without any knowledge of information contained in the laptop. Painter calls Comey’s actions inexplicable and he may warrant prosecution for abuse of power under the Hatch Act.

Hillary, just as much as the public does, announced over the weekend, she wants all the e-mails to be immediately published publicly for all to see what content is in them.

Now once more, what most might not know, an FBI investigative inquiry is currently being conducted on Trump and his campaign in conspiring with Russia. No, Comey has not announced that because there is no conclusion and would break ethics rules if he did. Apparently with the applied GOP pressure, Hillary he made as the exception.

Although Trump has seized on this and is running away with it at every stump he’s holding, it will be of little benefit to him. But it could quite possibly benefit down ticket voting for Republicans of those voters that were hesitant to vote for Hillary but would unless there was anything else that would pop up to give them the excuse not to. This disorganized bit of e-mail information could possibly be the push they were looking for further tying into Hillary’s previous e-mail witch hunts.    

It does appear that Comey finally went ahead and bought the putrid vile of snake oil that the Republican congress was selling him. As long as they can prolong their endless quest of Clinton scandals, Comey is perceived merely as the one sacrificial lamb who took the bullet.

Republican politicians have already been setting up and planning to continue the barrage of their Hillary ceaseless hearsay investigations if she is elected; this was the icing for that cake.

Now just imagine; what if Republicans had put just one-fifth of the effort put into solving the nation’s problems as they’ve invested in endless time and wasted effort into their prearranged Clinton scandals.         

It’s for sure not solely due to lack of income and feeling left behind and left out in supporters favoring Trump. Based on exit polls, Trump supporters’ median household incomes average $72,000 per annum. No, the main component that bonds Trump and his base is indeed bigotry and a nationalist populist resurgence. For sure, if disenfranchisement was their main plea, then indubitably, instead of berating ‘Black Lives Matter’ they should be feeling a kindred soul envelope the two groups, for who else could enlist being deprived of the American dream more so than America’s minority folk and for not a couple of decades, but for a couple of centuries.

However in Appalachia, the Deep South, the rustbelt and other regions, there has been a lack of living wage jobs and folks truly are hurting. I can see their point; the corporate, financial, elite and political systems are rigged against them. What I don’t get is that these are the very entities impoverished whites will vote for keeping those very same principles in place.

Trump is their only grasp to change; to change their burgeoning hardships due to lack of income. He just happens to be the wrong choice for change. Trump is the essence of current corporate, financial and elite systems. He brags incessantly about his corporations, brags incredulously about his wealth and is very insensitive to others’ plights from being sheltered his whole life in an elitist environment. Insensitively calling African Americans “the black people” is not going to receive him any minority votes.

If Hillary wins this election, she had better get off her duff and reach out to these and all other hurting Americans. Don’t just disappear into the realm of D.C. Get out there and be visible. Be transparent and not via Trump’s perception of transparency in having any worker of his sign non-disclosure clauses, no, don’t just say transparency get out and show transparency.

Trump is the heir fuhrer. “I mean, you can say, oh, isn’t that a terrible thing—the man has very strong control over his country.” When Trump praises Putin as such, it is a reflection of his own projected thoughts of how he would act and behave. Trump perceives Putin’s power grab and total authoritative control as some kind of laureate.

This Trump praising of Putin, the one who once headed the Soviet Union’s KGB, Republicans won’t comment on or criticize; Pence even glosses over it. Now just imagine if you will, if it were Hillary praising Putin, why Republicans would immediately be branding her a communist traitor.

My wife once said to me as I was flabbergasted how anyone could vote for Trump, “There’s no liking Trump, it’s merely a symptom.” I had to sit back and think a bit about that one. But she’s right, it is a symptom.

Trump’s devout supporters will not register any truth that bodes badly for Trump. They simply will not recognize it. They will cheer at Trump rallies based on hatred for Hillary. On social policy aspects, Trump is exclusive. This rings a bias bell for those wanting a scapegoat for all their ills. Trump is not the antidote, but the dope that continually fuels the necessary euphoric high they feel whenever he spits out their thoughts and echoes their emotions. The short answer...racism supports racism and is the dividing element in this nation.

Trump definitely knows how to talk to his base by using the shortest number of syllables for the shortest word of the shortest sentence from the shortest paragraph then smash it all together. An example below foretells his third grader speech talent:

Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you're a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what's going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it's all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don't, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.
[Source: Slate magazine]

Along with a few of his choice words like “moron,” “slob,” “zero,” “nasty,” “YUUGE” and “bigly,” Trumpers and Trumpettes fully not only understand his simple coded rhetoric, they are absorbed into it like water into the Trump orange(ly) pumpkin headed sponge. Trump by his own admission has the “best words” because he has “good brains.” Now how could anyone deny him that...?

If you are a Republican of reasoned mind and conscience, voting against Trump at the ballot booth is not disloyalty to your party; it is loyalty to your nation.

I must confess, it’s not just symbolic, but it is substantive in U.S. history as a melting pot nation in our subversive dealings of one another. Originally in America, the poor, slaves and women could not vote. Due to gender, culture, societal standing and religious varying biases, exclusion has been imprinted as a stain on American culture. But due to shared ideas and reflection for the common good, inclusion has erased much of the exclusive thoughts. So far, America’s truest power that has held us together is that inclusive embrace. The divisiveness has to end or the USA will end in abridging us as a just and well-ordered nation.  

With all the political divisiveness and the social widening gap that is rifting America, I’m going to leave you with a Canadian video. It is kind of heartwarming in realizing from another nation’s perspective that America as a nation and Americans as a people, are not as bad as we think the other half of us are after all.

Feliz Dia Das Bruxas!
(Happy Halloween!)



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