Yet, Donald Trump just keeps hangin’ on!

Finally, the media reports something that most of us already knew, or at least suspected; Donald Trump is growing even more unpopular.

Good news: ‘Trump’s unpopularity has been massively underplayed in the media’

Yet, Donald Trump just keeps hangin’ on!

Finally, the media reports something that most of us already knew, or at least suspected; Donald Trump is growing even more unpopular. No shit! Anyone who has followed the “career” (if you can call it that) of Donald Trump lately, probably doesn’t find this as a new revelation. The media have done us a huge disservice by not reporting this more often and sooner. I say sooner, because as far as I’m concerned, the sooner we get Donald Trump out of the White House the better for everyone. I say more often because the American people cannot hear about the president’s unpopularity often enough. Unfortunately, I have a somewhat cynical view of the American people. You need to tell them something repeatedly before it starts to sink in.

After all, despite the fact that Donald Trump won the Electoral College, but not the popular vote, says volumes. It shows that the average American person did not support Donald Trump for POTUS, but depending on an obsolete entity that no one really understands to win the presidency. Even though he won the popular vote in the deep South, and other places where largely ignorant white people live, he did not win in most other places. Donald Trump now has the dubious distinction of having even a lower approval rating than former President Gerald Ford.

It was actually surprising for me to hear that Gerald Ford has such a low approval rating because I really never thought he was a bad person, just another incompetent person doing a job that they were never suited for. As I remember it, the major reason that I highly disliked and disapproved of President Gerald Ford was that he pardoned Richard Nixon; something that I will never believe was anything other than a prearranged deal. I never respected Gerald Ford because of this deal. At the time, most people freely acknowledged that was a deal.

Of course, the same thing can be said of Donald Trump. He also is sitting in a job that he is unqualified for. What’s more, I believe that he isn’t even trying to do it correctly, both because the never really understood what he was signing up for and that he is far too arrogant to allow anyone to him give him advice about what The President of the United States is even supposed to do.

In my opinion, the news media has a duty to not sugarcoat the fact that Donald Trump is the person who has the lowest approval rating of any POTUS. By sugar-coating this piece of news, they are only not only allowing this country to be put through a very traumatic time but a time that poses a great potential danger to this country and the rest of the world. They are not doing anyone a favor by allowing this unacceptable situation of Donald Trump as POTUS to continue.

The more time that Donald Trump sits in office, the greater the risk to the entire world. Someone of his low caliber and temperament should not be allowed to hold the launch codes to nuclear weapons and the help that they will bring down all of us.

VP Mike Pence Uses National Anthem Kneeling Controversy As a Blatant PR Stunt

With faux indignation, Vice President Mike Pence left and NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers, after several members of the 49ers knelt during the national anthem.

Pence leaves NFL game after players kneel during anthem – POLITICO

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/08/pence-nfl-game-anthem-protest-243583

VP Mike Pence Uses National Anthem Kneeling Controversy As a Blatant PR Stunt

With faux indignation, Vice President Mike Pence left an NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers, after several members of the 49ers knelt during the national anthem. He said in a Tweet, which has apparently become the preferred method that the White House has to communicate with the public, the Vice President said he would not “dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or Our National Anthem”. Oh Please! Spare us the bullshit, Pence!

Later President Donald Trump, not to be outdone on Twitter, tweeted that he had asked the Vice President to leave the game. Which one was it? Did the Vice President leave on his own accord or was he following orders from Donald Trump? They can’t have it both ways.

Many people, including myself, think this thing smells pretty bad and is probably a lie or at least a distraction from the real issues that have confronted the Trump administration lately. Since I have been watching what has been unfolding on news lately about the Trump administration, I would be willing to bet the latter is true. This thing is nothing more than a distraction.

I say this because several things don’t quite add up here. Vice President Mike Pence, like President Trump, usually travels with an entourage of reporters and other press people. This time he did not. His usual press entourage was mysteriously missing. Could this be because Mike Pence had no intention of staying at the game and his abrupt departure was preplanned? I’m willing to bet it is!

Once again the Trump administration, this time through Mike Pence, is making the ludicrous and unfounded claim that protesting during the national anthem is somehow disrespectful to our soldiers, even though many veterans disagree and say that they thought for the preservation of the US Constitution which guarantees people in the freedom to express themselves. I happen to agree with them.

Lately, as most people who follow the news, know that several members of the Trump administration have been found guilty of using public funds to pay for their own personal travel expenses. One member of the Trump cabinet even went so far as to try using public funds pay for his honeymoon. It makes me wonder if these tickets to this football game that Mike Pence attended were even paid for by taxpayers dollars.

Donald Trump Labels People Who Need Disaster Relief “Ingrates”

If anyone should be insulted, it’s the people Puerto Rico not Donald Trump.

Trump Attacks Critics Of Puerto Rico Aid Effort: ‘Politically Motivated Ingrates’ – Talking Points Memo

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-renews-attacks-on-ingrates-puerto-rico-disaster-relief

Donald Trump Labels People Who Need Disaster Relief “Ingrates”

If anyone should be insulted, it’s the people Puerto Rico, not Donald Trump. In his latest Twitter rant, Donald Trump actually has the gall to label people who need disaster relief as “ingrates”. He claims that their ingratitude is politically motivated, mostly after San Juan Mayor (herself a Democrat BTW) Carmen Yulin Cruz started being less complementary and more critical of his response to the disaster in Puerto Rico, caused by hurricane Maria.

Her criticism is well-founded and on point because the United States, led by President Donald Trump, has responded to the disaster in such an inadequate manner that it is reprehensible. Donald Trump has clearly shown that he really doesn’t give a damn about Puerto Rico, or its citizens, even though these people are American citizens as much as he and his rich friends. I wonder if his wealthy white friends in The Hamptons would have to wait this long to be helped in the event of a disaster? I doubt it!

To top it off, Donald Trump actually has the gall to label these people as ingrates while on the golf course. This, in itself, is such a display of snobbery and elitism it would almost be described as depraved. This situation is reminiscent of Marie Antoinette sitting at Versailles, criticizing the hungry masses of France and saying, “They have no bread? Then let them eat cake.”

Donald Trump doesn’t seem to give a damn that people in Puerto Rico are literally dying as he plays the back nine. During this entire disaster in Puerto Rico, he has shown himself to be nothing less than callous and uncaring; hardly what characteristics people want in a president.

Donald Trump doesn’t give a damn that people in Puerto Rico are literally dying as he plays the back nine. During this entire situation of the disaster in Puerto Rico, he has shown himself to be nothing less than callous and uncaring; hardly what characteristics people want in a president.

Even though partisan politics should have nothing to do with the situation, Donald Trump is allowing partisan politics to insert itself into a place where it doesn’t belong in any shape or form. After all, President Obama did not allow partisan politics to play any part in the disaster created by Hurricane Sandy, even though the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, was one of his most vocal Republican opponents. In that one gesture, President Obama showed himself to be a much bigger and better person than Donald Trump ever will be. His negligent response to the disaster in Puerto Rico clearly shows that more than any other failure of his administration.

What brought on this latest Twitter storm from Donald Trump is the criticism rightly leveled at him and his administration by San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for not launching an adequate response to this disaster. Donald Trump actually has the audacity to claim that her prior compliments towards him and his disaster relief efforts, only turned sour because Democrats somehow coerced her into criticizing him.

By making this ludicrous claim, he deeply insults a person who deserves only praise. From what I’ve seen, Mayor Cruz shows itself to be one of the strongest people I have ever seen. She hardly shows itself to be the type that would allow anyone, let alone the Democratic Party, coerce her into saying anything.

Now Donald Trump has the gall to label these suffering people as “politically motivated ingrates”? What an insensitive asshole!

How Political “Progressives” Helped Hillary Clinton Lose the Election

People who call themselves “political progressives” are as much to blame for the election of Donald Trump as POTUS as Trump supporters.

The Democratic Party Has Failed—We Need a Radical Vision to Defeat Trumpism

http://inthesetimes.com/features/leftorganizingdonaldtrumpzack_exley.html

How Political “Progressives” Helped Hillary Clinton Lose the Election

Political progressives People who call themselves “political progressives” are as much to blame for the election of Donald Trump as POTUS as Trump supporters. This is because they failed to recognize that Donald Trump was a different type of political animal; one that could only be defeated by a radical agenda, not the status quo “nice guy”, ethical approach. That is because Donald Trump has no ethics or morals and should not have been given the consideration of waging an ethical battle against him. Sometimes, you have to become what you hate to defeat what you hate.

Instead, political progressives chose to wage an ethical campaign that was totally out of touch with the mainstream American citizen. The entire Left has become so sanctimonious that it will not allow itself to get dirty, even when getting dirty is the answer to a problem. In this case, the problem is Donald Trump and his supporters. It is easy to condemn the supporters as being ill-bred racist rednecks who are stuck somewhere in the 19th century. But the left-wing progressives should always remember that these common people were once their base of support, not Trump’s.

Progressive politicians (whoever they may be) should recognize these mostly working-class people as their base, and not have gotten so out of touch with these people that they alienated them and failed to adequately represent them. Hillary Clinton lost for one simple reason; she and her supporters had lost touch with the average American that they allowed themselves to become elitist and far out of reach of the base; working-class people.

Even though political progressives are in a state of denial about it, they have lost touch with people who used to feel adequately represented by them and who actually understood them and their needs. They have been co-opted by Wall Street and big business, and in doing so, have allowed themselves to be contaminated by big money as much as their conservative counterparts.

After all, as much as we might hate to admit it, most of Trump supporters are working-class people. Donald Trump is exploiting these people, as is common for members of the ruling class. He has told them what they want to hear. He has deceived them into believing that he will bring back jobs, restore the way things used to be, and bring this country back from decline.

Even though this is total bullshit, we who consider ourselves political progressives should never forget that this is the way that many Americans feel. Even though political progressives may not recognize it, most people in the United States, particularly the working class, have become very disenchanted and disillusioned with the system that governs them because it never touches base with them let alone give them what they truly need; an equal share of this nation’s wealth and more money in their pockets as recognition of their labors and sacrifices.

That is why it has been so easy for a lying charlatan like Donald Trump to come along and sway them over into his camp, even though that camp hasn’t even succeeded in delivering a decent warm campfire, let alone put more money in their pockets and the prospect of more jobs.

Until the political progressives in this country grow some balls and realize that sometimes you must fight fire with fire, nothing will change. The United States will continue to decline into a cruel society that cares very little for his fellow man. Until political progressives learn how to throw a true revolution, learn how to do battle like warriors and stop clinging to the status quo, nothing will change for the better.

The Main Reason We Should Be Scared of Donald Trump As POTUS

The Main Reason We Should Be Scared of Donald Trump As POTUS

Even though this commercial spot was posted on television by a PAC that supports Hillary Clinton, and not her real campaign, should not cause us to miss the message behind this video. It accentuates just why we should all be scared to death of the prospects of Donald Trump possibly becoming POTUS.

This video, taken from various clips of him, should convince everyone that Donald Trump is far too dangerous to be allowed anywhere near nuclear weapons, or the power to use them against anyone he sees as a potential “enemy.”

There is something very wrong with a person saying, “I love war” in a public interview with Donald Trump has done. Maybe if he had ever had a horror of experiencing the hell that war causes, Donald Trump would not be so cavalier with his attitude about it. Of course, Donald Trump has never had to go through the horrendous experience that war is because his wealthy father was able to use his money and influence to make sure that his son never had to experience it.

Anyone who says, “I love war” is nothing less than deranged. I’m starting to have very real questions about the sanity of Donald Trump. I’m starting to believe that he has more than a few screws loose if he believes own words.

Is saying these words, Donald Trump makes the think about a quote from the great socialist leader of this country, Eugene Debs, who is quoted as saying, “The master class always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles.”

 

A Psychologist Analyzes Donald Trump’s Personality – The Atlantic

Across his lifetime, Donald Trump has exhibited a trait profile that you would not expect of a U.S. president: sky-high extroversi

 

An Uncomfortable Truth about Donald Trump

  Given the state of the Republican presidential race, it’s time to acknowledge a very uncomfortable truth: Donald Trump is probably going to be the Republican nominee. The question for Democrats is simple. Who has the best chance to defeat Trump? And by any objective measure, the answer is Bernie Sanders. In …

 

Five Points for Bernie Sanders To Consider in 2020

To the delight of many of us, Bernie Sanders has announced that he will run for President of the United States, in 2020.

A Five-Point Plan for Sanders

http://prospect.org/article/five-point-plan-sanders

Five Points for Bernie Sanders To Consider in 2020

To the delight of many of us, Bernie Sanders has announced that he will run for President of the United States, in 2020. I am elated because, I love Bernie Sanders and think he is the best choice for POTUS, but I also think that he stands a good chance of winning. Even though Bernie Sanders will be 79 at the time of collection, I still think the would be the best candidate the Democratic Party could put up against the Republican candidate. Needless to say, his age will be one thing that they will use against him. However, despite his age, Bernie Sanders is still as sharp as a tack.

In this well-written article, the author gives five points that he says Bernie Sanders should follow if he hopes to win the election, or at least make a lasting impact. The only thing that I don’t like about the article is that it gives the assumption that the Democratic Party candidate won’t be Bernie Sanders, but someone else. In this respect, it is easy to see that the author is slanted in favor of someone other than Bernie Sanders. However, despite this, his five points should not be discounted because they make good sense.

The two points I heavily agree with are where the author makes the point that Sanders supporter should not attack Hillary Clinton or whatever candidate, the Democratic Party chooses. After this past election, many supporters of Bernie Sanders openly revolted against her and voted for other candidates. They also made a point of attacking her at every given turn. This was a mistake, which I, unfortunately, must confess I made.

I think these eternal attacks by Democrats against other Democrats may be one reason Donald Trump won the presidency, even though he did not win the popular vote, and only won the presidency using the antiquated Electoral College system. In retrospect, we supporters of Bernie Sanders inadvertently helped a person who has shown themselves to be a terrible president, just because we had “sour grapes” about Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. Some of us behave like spoiled children; something which we must get past in 2020 if the Democrats have any hopes of winning back the White House and Congress.

The Democrats, particularly Sanders supporters cannot allow themselves to be sucked into fighting against the Democratic candidate, even if it isn’t Bernie Sanders. We cannot shoot ourselves in the foot by stooping to infighting within our ranks. This infighting went far to help create even more disorganization within the ranks of the Democrats than already exists.

I also agree with the authors point about how the candidacy of Bernie Sanders had a very positive effect on the attitudes of many citizens of this country, especially since Sen. Sanders has always been consistent in his message of fighting Wall Street, fighting big corporations and corporate rule, fighting corporate tax advantages, raising the minimum wage, and advocating for working-class Americans. The fact the Democrats chose not to embrace these very important areas, is one reason they lost the election in 2016 to Donald Trump. They cannot, or must not, make the same mistake again.

The candidacy of Bernie Sanders in 2016 succeeded in one big area that is hugely important. It brought many voters farther to the Left than ever before. It got more voters to stop straddling the fence, and choose a side. The side they chose was mostly progressive/liberal, which is good for the United States. Americans are finally starting to wake up and see that the positions embraced by Bernie Sanders are the ones which will help this country become a better place to live.

I say this because Donald Trump, their candidate, has done absolutely nothing for the working class as he promised. He has only widened the division between many Americans, and most Americans are starting to see how bad this division is for this country.

 

An Unmistakable Message

When I first decided to run for president, my greatest fear was that if I were to run a poor campaign or did not do well, that it would be a setback not just for me, but for the ideas driving our campaign. A lot of people said we had no …
Are Younger Americans Finally Waking up?

Capitalism has only itself to blame, forcing younger Americans to look for an alternative. Source:  Millenials are ripe for socialism: A generation is rising up against neoliberal oppression – Salon.com Are Younger Americans Finally Waking Up? Finally, it seems that younger Americans, often called millennials, are finally waking up and realizing that capitalism …

 

Trump Is Lying About Not Having Business Ventures in Russia

The Curious Link Between Trump’s Moscow Tower Deal and a Ukraine “Peace Plan” – Mother Jones

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/08/the-curious-link-between-trumps-moscow-tower-deal-and-a-ukraine-peace-plan/

Trump Is Lying About Not Having Business Ventures in Russia

It’s very obvious that when Donald Trump says he has no business ventures in Russia, he is lying. In fact, a recent story about two of his friends trying to negotiate building a Trump Tower in Moscow, heavily implies that the president is probably about his business ventures in Russia.

It has come to light that Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, and Felix Sater, who bills himself as one of Trump’s “senior advisors” offered to work out a deal that would lift economic sanctions against Russia in exchange for both financing and permits to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Obviously, someone gave them the “green light” to go forward with such a deal that would or else these two big businessmen would not risk their credibility in offering such a deal. It seems very unlikely that either of the two would take that type of risk, without someone giving them the “go ahead”. Most probably, that person who gave the “go ahead” is president Donald Trump. Who would benefit more from the branding of his name other than the man who says he has no business ventures in Russia?

The so-called deal was worked out by a Ukrainian lawmaker with pro-Kremlin views, Andriy Artemenko. According to Artemenko, who spoke with the New York Times, aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin encouraged Artemenko to pursue this plan. He then presented the plan to both Cohen and Sater. In return, they took this plan to Michael Flynn who approved it, although it is unclear whether Donald Trump had any knowledge about this deal.

In my opinion, this is about as close to a “smoking gun” linking the Trump campaign to Russia as one can get. As far as I’m concerned, this pretty much says that when Donald Trump says he has no business ventures in Russia, he is lying through his teeth. He has absolutely no credibility with me and many others. It is very obvious that the president does have business ventures in Russia.

Hopefully, this entire mess will come to light under either the investigation of Robert Mueller or the Senate intelligence committee. Either way, the hole that Donald Trump is burying himself in is getting deeper by the minute.