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Donald Trump became President of the United States for 2 reasons. First, he had star power because of his show The Apprentice. People that watched that show perceived him as extremely wealthy and thought he could likely manage money well. The second reason was because there was gridlock during the 8 years of Obama’s administration. Most of the gridlock was initiated by the Republicans. Instead of turning to the Democrats, the people were so frustrated, they wanted somebody who was not a politician and who knew something about money, to become President. Trump had both of those boxes checked. Hillary Clinton didn’t stand a chance. Despite having those 2 boxes checked, Trump had no political experience but he was an excellent liar and con man. He used those two highly developed skills to tell the people what they wanted to hear, and they believed him. But, having no experience made absolutely no sense. Would you want your auto mechanic, your doctor, your contractor, your airline pilot to work for you or on you, knowing they have no experience. Of course not!!!!! Trump was the only President with absolutely no political experience, unless you count George Washington. At least he commanded armies for years.

Donald Trump had 4 years to become more Presidential. That’s what Republican voters and legislators expected would happen. Trump could not be Presidential if he called  women “horse face”, he had sex with a porn star and paid her not to tell anyone when he ran for President, he thinks some Nazi’s and KKK are “good people”, he publicly used profanity, he said “I could shoot someone on 5th avenue and people would still vote for me”, he encouraged his supporters at his rallies to attack peaceful protestors and he would pay their legal fees, he disrespected the Military by saying Senator John McCain, a POW, was not a hero because he was caught, and he ripped children away from their mothers at the southern border. These are some of Trump’s greatest hits. There are many others too numerous to mention here, but the worst is the treasonous statement he made in Helsinki while standing next to President Putin. He said he believed Putin instead of American Intelligence Agencies regarding Russian meddling in our 2016 elections. Trump resisted placing sanctions on the Russians until political pressure was applied. That’s TREASON!!!! VERY UNPRESIDENTIAL. Republican legislators have done nothing about overt treason, and that makes them traitors too. If you vote for Republicans, you are supporting a traitorous administration. You would think that treason is the worst, but he did worse on January 6, 2021. Donald Trump incited a riot to overturn an election. He initially went through all the proper channels claiming voter fraud. The lower courts, the Attorney General, the U.S. Cyber Security Department, many Republican run election commissions, and finally the Supreme Court determined there was no election fraud. Even after all that, Trump still stated that he won the majority of the votes. He then pointed his supporters, like a missile, to the US Capital on January 6, where they vandalized and desecrated it. They killed a Capital police officer and tried to capture or kill legislators. Treason and inciting a riot are very bad, but his impotent response to Covid–19 led to the deaths of over 500,000 Americans. Yes, Trump is a murderer.

Trump gets credit for things he had nothing to do with. He took credit for Obama’s great economy. He takes credit for appointing Supreme Court Justices that Mitch McConnell arranged by preventing Obama from naming a Justice during his last year as President, and rushing the Cavenaugh nomination. Despite having Republican majorities in the House and the Senate (They didn’t need a single Democrat vote), Trump’s day 1 promise to repeal and replace Obama Care and building a wall on the Southern border did not get done. Republicans thought taking children from their mothers was a great way to slow illegal immigration. Under Trump they removed regulations that protect the environment, offer consumer protections, reduce the chance of nuclear war, and prevent bank and corporations from getting us into another Recession. Republicans added laws that makes voting harder and downgraded the voting rights act in the Supreme Court. They blatantly ignored the rule of law and allowed Trump to do anything he wished.

During the Obama administration, Republicans started the chaos and gridlock in Washington by going on record to do everything possible to make Obama a one term President, shut down the government twice, and refused to raise the debt ceiling causing U.S. credit to be downgraded. They tried to use extortion to get Obama to repeal Obamacare or they would shut down the government. They wanted to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social security. Bottom line, Republicans have never cared about the working man. They are a one trick pony. Cut taxes for the the wealthy and corporations, give them tax breaks, and the money will trickle down to the people that need it. That policy has never worked and never will work, because that just becomes more money for them to keep.

Can you see a pattern here? Republicans don’t know how to govern, and now after 4 years, the American people said enough is enough. But wait, Trump, the Republicans on Capitol Hill, and 74 million Republican voters, don’t believe in majority rule as promised in the Constitution. Instead, it’s easier for them to believe that the approximately 5 million votes that gave Joe Biden the majority was voter fraud. They chose to believe 1 man, Donald Trump, the biggest liar on this planet. Even after Republican Governors, Election Commissioners, Senators, and Congressmen have accepted the results, and not a single major court case  made it past even the Conservative Judges appointed by Trump.  Trump Lawyers simply couldn’t produce any significant proof of fraud. 

There may become a time when Republicans may be trustworthy again, but Donald Trump should never again be allowed anywhere near our seat of government. His Legacy will forever be that he murdered 100s of thousands of Americans.

May our Constitution, our Democracy, and the Rule of Law guide our political leaders. God be with us all, and God bless the United States of America.

For years, Republicans have been telling Americans that they are the party of fiscal responsibility. They’ve been promoting Trickle Down economics, by catering to corporate America, keeping the deficit low,  and tax cuts for Americans. During that same time, they have been trying to limit government programs that help people with food, healthcare, increased wages, and educational cost. Their approach is working for the rich. Corporate profits are high as are the salaries of corporate executives. Rich individuals are happy with Trumps tax bill. Trump even said, “Congratulations, you all just go a lot richer“. The only problem is, none of that money Trickled Down. The middle class and poor did not see a significant increase in wages, jobs, or healthcare. They never have and never will with Republicans in control of the economy. The following graphs expose the Republican perennial lies.

HERE ARE THE NUMBERS

The Numbers simply don’t lie. They clearly show that Republicans handle the economy much worse than Democrats. When comparing almost all metrics, they lose to Democrats almost every time. Republicans are making it difficult to get a decent wage, a decent job, try to deny you social services that provide food, child services, and healthcare, and keep trying to gut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. As you can see by the numbers, they preside over deficits and recessions more often than Democrats. The stock market doesn’t do as well under Republicans. So if Republicans have a bad record on the economy, bad on jobs and unemployment, and bad on social issues, why would you vote Republican? What have the Republicans done for you, ever? Better yet, what have the policies of President Trump done for you over the past 3 1/2 years? I’ll bet if you don’t have money in the stock market or have a retirement plan, you’re going to be hard pressed to come up with something positive. If you can think of something, let me know by leaving a comment.

Trump supporters, you elected a man that is a pathological liar, ignores the Rule of Law, tries to delegitimize the Press, the Justice Department, and Intelligence Agencies, changes his mind about signing legislation at the drop of a hat, has admitted to committing sexual harassment, takes credit for the booming economy that Obama created, is at the center of our current political chaos, has polarized our nation, and destabilized the world. Even with all these obvious signs, why are some of you still supporting Trump? What’s wrong with you people. Do you have low moral character too, or are you racists or just too stupid to understand what you see and hear with your own eyes and ears?

For those of you who still have an open mind, there are only 2 things you need to know about Trump to help you clearly see how dangerous Trump is for America:

  1. Most of Trump ‘s “very best people” that he hand picked, have either quit, been fired, been indicted for lying or worse, been convicted of a felony, or have been sentenced to prison. Trump ignored the vetting process and picked people of poor moral character with criminal tendencies on purpose. If most of those people are dirty, more than likely, Trump is dirty, and that’s bad for America. Trump isn’t even trying to hide any of his destabilizing behavior.

  2. Trump agreed with Putin over U.S. Intelligence agencies regarding Russian election meddling, was not enthusiastic about placing sanctions on Russia, just recently removed sanctions on Russia before Russia could be adequately dealt with, has bad mouthed U.S. Allies but not a negative word about Putin. Trump has met with Russian dignitaries and Putin several times without American’s present. One of those meetings was in the Oval Office where Trump discussed Top Secret Information. Even when an American translator was present, Trump won’t release the transcripts of what was discussed. Trump wants to break up NATO and the EU, is methodically removing American influence from the world stage, and is placing uncertainty in the U.S. economy by placing tariffs on other nations, and now has initiated a government shutdown. The government shutdown places millions of Americans under financial and physical stress. Some people may even die because they can’t afford healthcare or their medicine. These are all moves that Putin would approve of. Just watching Trump’s love affair with Putin, you really do begin to think that Trump could be a Russian asset.

Too many dots in the above sections are connected to Trump. Since the items in sections 1 and 2 are absolute facts, why would you want a President that would be involved in any of it. It’s time to get serious. I know Trump was elected because of government gridlock, and Americans did not want to elect a politician. We have seen enough, and the experiment is over. Trump in not going to pivot and become more Presidential and Congress is not performing their Constitutional oversight duties. This is a recipe for disaster for our country and indeed the world. If you care about Democracy, Freedom, and the Rule of Law, make sure you vote for anybody but Trump in 2020. God Bless America.

MIDTERM WIN

It’s been almost 2 years. If you’re not rich, What has Donald Trump done for you? Republicans control the House, Senate, and the Presidency.  Did they: Repeal & Replace Obamacare with something better….NO.  Build a wall and make Mexico pay….NO. Pass a Jobs Bill….NO.  Do you have a better job or better paying job….NO.  Pass an Infrastructure Bill….NO. Raise the Minimum Wage….NO. After 2 years and full control of the Government, Republicans should have passed something just for the middle class and the poor. Republicans did get 2 Supreme Court Justices, Pass a Trillion dollar plus tax Bill, Got a Nuclear Treaty with North Korea, Broke Nuclear Treaties with Iran & Russia,  Imposed tariffs that will raise consumer prices, Got a Muslim ban, Removed regulations that protect the environment & consumers, Took children from their mothers and put them in cages, are trying to break up the European Union, NATO, and the U.N. Oh yes, just last week, Passed a Prison Reform Bill. Just in time for the results of the Mueller findings. None of the things Republicans got done were directed at the middle class and the poor except the Prison Reform Bill. Trump did not put you guys first. He did nothing for you directly at all during the first two years. Are you tired of winning yet?

Trump’s incessant lying, name calling, and cozying up to Putin is unbecoming of the U. S. President. Republican legislators do nothing to place checks on Trump even when he chooses to believe Putin over U. S. Intelligence  Agencies (TREASON)!!!! Trump is doing a lot, but nothing for you. After 2 years of nothing for you, if you are still supporting Trump and Republicans, you are either: 1. Die Hard Republicans who are hard wired to vote Republican, no matter what, 2. Brainwashed, 3. Stupid, or 4. Racist. Trump voters, which group are you in? It’s not about loyalty to Party, it’s about loyalty to the United States of America.

Here are 2 links that show Democrat and Republican legislation since WWII. After viewing the legislation, Democrats clearly are trying to help as many people as possible, and Republicans are clearly helping the rich. There are also 2 links that shows which Party handles the Economy best overall:

1.  Democrat legislation.

2. Republican legislation.

3. Which Party handles the economy best overall?

4. The Economy By the numbers.

Since you read all this, and if you’re not rich, but you still think Republicans are looking out for you, the average man……. “Here’s your sign”!!!! Just keep on winning back to the Stone Age!!!!!!!