Category: POLITICS


Yes Republicans, I’m talking about you. You got 2 Supreme Court Justices out of Donald Trump. Things are looking up for you. You also got tax cuts for the rich, an immigration ban on Muslims, a denuclearization treaty with North Korea (Maybe?), and a likely repeal of Roe v. Wade. Not to mention the gift from President Obama of a booming economy and low unemployment. Trump really came through for you, but at what cost?

Trump is ripping apart the fabric of our Democracy. He is alienating our Allies but praising Russian and North Korean Dictators. We now live in a world where we have Russians in the Oval Office without any Americans present after our Intelligence Agencies stated clearly that Russians hacked our Democracy. President Trump believes President Putin. After all, Putin said Russia didn’t do it so Trump did pretty much nothing for quite some time. Trump thinks Nazi’s and the KKK have some good people among them. Last time I checked, Nazi’s and the KKK hate anyone that isn’t white. How is that good for our Democracy? Trump didn’t put the average man first during his first 2 years. No Jobs Bill, increased minimum wage, Infrastructure bill, environment or consumer protections. Trump didn’t waste one thought on you. If lying were an Olympic sport, Trump would win the Gold. He is against trying to protect the environment or preventing climate change. He objectifies women and thinks nothing of assaulting them because it’s his right as a STAR. He bragged that he could kill someone in Times Square and wouldn’t lose a single vote. He called John McCain a loser because he got caught and made a prisoner of war. Our Justice system is corrupt, our elections are rigged, and the news, except for FOX News, is fake according to Trump.  Ironic coming from the most prolific liar in the history of Politics. These are just a few of Donald Trump’s greatest hits, there are too many others to mention here. But the worst thing he did was support a policy that took children from their refugee parents at our southern border. Trump hugs the American flag, but tramples on the Constitution of the United States of America. He never talks about upholding our Democracy. Haven’t you had enough?

Don’t you see how dangerous Donald Trump is? Do you want to see our country in flames because of civil unrest or thermonuclear war? What good is it to have money in the bank if our country is in chaos and burning? We don’t trust each other or work together because Trump is single handedly and deliberately pitting us against each other. Republican voters, you have got to snap out of it and see the horror show that you are supporting. It can only get worse if you do nothing, and allow Republican Politicians to continue down this path. You got all you are going to get out of Trump, now it’s time to get rid of the trash. In the midterm elections, progress was made and now there is a Democratic House which affords us some checks against the spineless Republican Senate. America will not be fully restored until Donald Trump is defeated in 2020. If you don’t act to reverse the course of the country, you will lose the only things you have left to lose….. your Democracy, Freedom, and your soul.

The Declaration of Independence

This means something. No one man can diminish it.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 

These words found in the Declaration of Independence didn’t say all men except the President are equal. The President is equal under the Constitution of the United States. The following excerpts of the Constitution clearly state this:

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ARTICLE 1   SECTION 3

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.

No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall choose their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

ARTICLE 2   SECTION 4

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

There is considerable debate about what laws, if broken by the President, can he be Impeached for. It’s very simple. The President can be Impeached for any law he breaks that is a Misdemeanor or greater. Some examples are: Obstruction of justice, lying if under oath, violation of campaign finance laws, treason by inadequately defending the Constitution (Russia interfered with our Democracy and Trump did nothing initially), making money because you are President (Emoluments Clause), bribery, income tax evasion, etc. Trump could possibly be guilty of any or all of these laws. I believe if Trump is going to be Impeached, it will be related to his business dealings (money deals or taxes) or obstruction of justice relating to his dealings with Russia. I agree with Trump, proving collusion is less likely.

Now let’s assume the President is Impeached. According to Article 1 Section 3, he can only be discharged from office. Once he is removed from office though, he is no longer the President, and can now be tried in a state or local court of law, convicted, then punished according to the law. This point is clearly stated. I don’t know why lawmakers on the left and the right are confused about this point. Just because these issues don’t have precedence, doesn’t change the words in the Constitution. Everyone is simply overthinking things.

The bottom line is, no one knows what evidence the Special Prosecutor has, but the Constitution guarantees that President Trump is innocent until proven guilty. But make no mistake about it, President Trump is not above the law. We simply must wait until the investigation is over and, if necessary, have an Impeachment hearing. Prosecutors must take a sufficient amount of time to build a case, and even for us lowly civilians, it can sometimes take a long time. Imagine how large this investigation is. President Trump has done business all over the world. Lawyers on both sides knew the investigation was going to take a while at the very beginning. With all the indictments, guilty pleas, and cooperating witnesses, we are close to a conclusion of the investigation. Hold on to you seats, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

The following links access the Constitution in its entirety:

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE BILL OF RIGHTS

 

This Blog is gonna be short, sweet, and to the point. For those of you who trash Obama and give Trump all the credit for our current great Economy, a picture is worth a thousand words:

dow-obama-trump

THIS GRAPH SHOWS THE DOW STOCK MARKET  ACTIVITY AT THE END OF THE BUSH PRESIDENCY, AND THE START OF THE OBAMA AND TRUMP PRESIDENCIES. ANY QUESTIONS?

UNEMPLOYMENT GRAPH

UNEMPLOYMENT RAPIDLY ROSE TO 10% IN OBAMA’S FIRST YEAR BECAUSE OF THE RECESSION STARTED UNDER BUSH. AFTER OBAMA’S FIRST YEAR, THERE WAS A STEADY DECLINE TO 4.7%. TRUMP DIDN’T DO ANYTHING BUT SAY I DO. YES, THE UNEMPLOYMENT DROPPED TO 3.9% IN APRIL 2018, BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, OBAMA DID ALL THE HEAVY LIFTING FOR HIM.

 

Bottom line, the numbers don’t lie. Obama has eight years of numbers that prove he rescued our Economy from the mess the Republicans, under Bush, left him. Donald Trump is nothing more than the back-up quarterback to Tom Brady (Obama). The back-up quarterback usually only takes over during the last 2 minutes of the game after Brady (Obama) has already won the game by 50 points. Trump didn’t earn the credit for this great Economy. He had it handed to him on a silver platter by President Obama. Silly Republicans, you believe everything Trump and Hannity say…..SAD!!!!!…..LOL

WOKE

AMERICANS UNITED

THIS IS WHAT THE REAL AMERICA LOOKS LIKE.

The word ‘woke’ has several meanings. The most common meaning implies an understanding of issues involving race. I’m using the term in a broader sense to focus on social and political problems and not just race. Overall, ‘woke’ simply means being aware of and understanding your surroundings and environment.

Most of the people I talk to admit they have tuned out the news and don’t talk about race or politics. The problem with that strategy is simple, if you don’t look both ways before you cross the street, you’re gonna eventually get hit by a car. You are admitting that you don’t care about your life or anyone else’s. The things happening around us have consequences , and if we ignore them, eventually something bad is going to happen. Another mistake is to think there is nothing we can do about it. The Constitution of the United States gives us the pathway to do something. We have two choices. We can use our power to vote for change, or we can actually physically overthrow the government if our government strays from its Constitutional obligation. Of course, overthrowing the government is problematic, and it’s definitely not my first choice. Voting makes more sense. And these days, there is less chance of bodily injury or death. It’s a win, win for democracy. Recognizing  our Constitutional power is the first step in being ‘woke’.

Being aware of, and recognizing issues that are problematic to democracy is the next step of being ‘woke’. All politicians tell half truths and seem to be interested in financial gains and maintaining political power. Since the 60’s, the rule of law began to mean something. Civil rights, voting rights, and women’s rights are now guaranteed in the Constitution. LGBT rights and some women’s issues are a work in progress because Republicans are fighting against them. Ironic because Republicans lobby for smaller government, but try to legislate who you can love and what women should do with their own bodies. In the current Trump era, the rule of law has been adulterated. What good is a booming economy if we believe certain things that Donald Trump suggest: Don’t believe any news unless it comes from FOX news or his lips. The Justice Department is rigged and overseeing a witch hunt against him. The FBI is corrupt and acting like storm troopers. Immigrants are at the root of our criminal problems. These Trump statements are seeds that form the foundation of a dictatorship. Our Constitution mandated 3 branches of government, and no single branch has absolute power, but all three are necessary to have a healthy democracy. The Legislative Department (House, Senate) writes the laws.  The Judicial Department (Supreme Court) interprets and rules on laws. The Executive Department (President and Department of Justice; FBI CIA, NSA) appoints personnel to run departments in all branches of Government, signs legislation into law, and oversees law enforcement. News agencies operating under the 1st Amendment report on all branches of Governments. They report what they see and hear, then give their opinion on the impact on society. Of course sometimes their opinion is wrong, but a good news outlet will announce and correct the error. Even so, we are obligated to seek out the truth on our own, that is, be ‘woke’.

Now, let’s all get ‘woke’. First of all Martin Luther King, Jr. had it right. We are to judge people “not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character”. When dealing with your neighbor, a prospective business associate, or someone  who wanted to date your son or daughter, you want to know some common sense basic things. Are they honest, dependable, liars, or dangerous (mentally or physically). Of course there are other litmus tests, but if you can check all these, you basically have a decent human being. If anyone fails all four character test, most people would definitely avoid them in all phases of their lives. If  a President fails all four character test, we must recognize how dangerous this is for democracy.

Let’s see how Donald Trump fails all four of these character test:

  1. Honesty- It’s no secret even before becoming President, Trump stiffed people he owed money to. He didn’t want to reveal his IRS tax forms. His opinions conform to however the current news cycle is trending and he will say whatever makes him look and sound good. He has a disturbing pattern of describing and attacking women based on looks, and although adultery is dishonest, it’s so common, it almost doesn’t qualify. What is disturbing is that he is so rich, adultery is part of his normal routine and he pays people to keep it quiet. If  Senator Franken can resign because of a picture taken of him when he was a comedian, making a gesture of touching the breast of a woman. If that is the standard, then we shouldn’t have a President that bragged on video, “I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything….you can grab them by the p#@@y.”  That’s not locker room talk. That’s assault, and men have been fired and gone to jail for less. Trump was rewarded with the Presidency. See what you did Trump voters!!!! Finally, since Trump has chosen Twitter to inform the public because everything is Fake News, we have to examine his claims on Twitter.
  2. Dependable- Trump in action on DACA. This link shows Trump not being able to focus. He obviously is not ready for prime time. In general, Trump was not consistent in paying his bills. It got to the point that most U.S. Banks would not lend him money. Trump had to borrow money from China, buy property via Russia and certain Arab nations. This creates a conflict of interest which may compromise his decisions on behalf of the United States. He did not truly divest himself of his businesses as he promised. Rates to stay at Trump properties were raised. Will he make decisions based on the needs of the American people or his wallet.
  3. Liar- If lying was an Olympic event, Trump would win the GOLD!!!! How can you tell if Donald Trump is lying? Answer, his lips are moving!!!! His very first lie as President, “he had the biggest Inauguration crowd ever”. This was followed closely by “Hilary won the popular vote by 3 million votes because of voter fraud”. This doesn’t even make sense because if 3 million people could illegally vote, the officials that made that happen could  easily have canceled out the approximately 70,000 votes that won Trump the Electoral College. If the election was rigged as he was stating during the primaries, HE IS NOT THE PRESIDENT!!!! Trump is such a prolific and pathologic liar, I decided to provide a link to his many WHOPPERS!!!!
  4. Dangerous (mentally and physically)- Donald Trump likely has a Personality Disorder. More specifically, as seen in this link, Borderline Personality Disorder. Trump shows signs of several Personality Disorders. When reading the above link, you will immediately recognize which disorders describe Trump. Personality disorders are actually common. About 1 in 20 people have some type of Personality Disorder. These disorders don’t matter unless it interferes with your daily life, the lives of the  people you come in contact with on a daily basis, or you can’t control the behavior. It’s all about how severe the disorder is. Trump’s disorder must be severe because we are still waiting for Trump to pivot and become more Presidential, but he just can’t control his behavior. While his antics seem comical on a daily basis, as President, things can get real bad real quick. That’s when the poor and middle class citizens have rights and benefits reduced or taken away, not to mention, sending our Armed Service personnel into harm’s way in an unnecessary war. By the way, we don’t know if Trump is physically fit either. Remember when he was slurring his speech? His doctor, Admiral Jackson, did not mention anything about doing an EEG, MRI or CT scan of the brain. I’m a doctor, and for someone who slurs their speech but doesn’t have dentures, doesn’t drink, and has perfect blood tests, not evaluating the brain comes close to malpractice. 

Are you ‘woke’ yet? It’s not about Republican or Democrat, it’s not about political ideology, and it’s not about the haves and have nots. It’s about a severely flawed President, preserving democracy, and avoiding the clear and present danger Donald Trump poses to the world because he is a pathological liar, is narcissistic, is undisciplined, and has no empathy.  If you don’t want to deal with anybody that fails my brief character test, why would you want to keep Trump around. Remember, you can do something. You’ll be up to bat in November 2018, and you can hit a homerun in 2020 if Trump can run for reelection. The goal is to elect any Democrat or Republican that is not Trump or Trump like. I’ve got to tell you, I’m leaning toward voting Democratic. Not because they are far better than the Republicans, but because except for slavery, The Democrats have championed the cause of women, minorities, poor people, and  the LBGT community. Join me and be ‘woke’ in the voting booth. What’s it gonna be, money or people?

 

See-No-Evil-Hear-No-Evil-Speak-No-Evil

CUTE

Maybe we’ve got this all wrong. It is obvious that President Trump is a pathological liar, has low moral character, is poor Presidential material, is a womanizer, and has shady business dealings. All that was evident when he was running for President. As President, he has proven all of that to be true. In addition to his well documented actions, He is having an unexplained love affair with Russia’s President Putin. The anticipated pivot to being Presidential never happened. The question is, why are most of us willing to tolerate the chaotic actions of  President Trump? The fault is ours, not Trump’s.

Here is my theory. Donald Trump is the problem child of the Republican “family”. Like most families, no matter how bad the problem child is, the family will either think their child is a little angel and something is wrong with everyone else, or they know their child is a little devil, but ignore the problem or feel powerless to stop the bad behavior. No one in their right mind thinks Donald Trump is a little angel. Since Republicans are ignoring the acts of a little devil… rather Satan Incarnate, they are operating with “Eyes Wide Shut”. The rest of us are the “next door neighbors” with “Eyes Wide Shut” . The neighbors just stay out of it until the things that the little devil do affects them like: 1. Trump sowing the seeds of divisiveness, 2. Incessant lying, 3. Insulting our allies and making them nervous because of his obvious knowledge handicap (STUPIDITY), 4. Threats that could lead to nuclear war, 5. Likely conflict of interest with Russian investments, loans, etc., 6. Paying hush money to a pornography star. 7. Trump firing a lot of the “best people” he hand picked while others have resigned like rats leaping off a sinking ship. Can you sense the coming storms? These are not minor infractions that are open to interpretation. These are everyday, in your face, extremely volatile actions that Trump seems to relish, and dares anybody to do anything about. They are also most certainly, acts unbecoming of a sitting President or any normal human being for that matter. So why isn’t there more pressure on Trump to do the right thing or leave?

If someone that obnoxious was visiting your home, you would ask them to leave. Republicans aren’t asking Trump to leave because they are selfishly trying to protect their jobs and money, instead of making National Security their priority. The rest of us are  not pressing Trump to leave because our economy is good now and we are giving Trump the credit. When people have money, they complain less. The problem is, Trump didn’t make this economy. This economy was skillfully and artfully crafted by President Obama. U.S. GDP. Obama’s Economy Summary . The following chart shows economic growth that covers Presidents Bush and Obama’s terms in office:

GDP1990-2017

STEADY GROWTH AFTER OBAMA’S 1ST YEAR IN OFFICE

Some of you may need a short explanation of the charts. The first linked chart shows the percent change of GDP growth by year. Simply stated, was there positive or negative growth in each year and by what percent. The second linked chart is Obama specific and covers his entire term as President. The second chart focuses on GDP, Debt, and Unemployment. The chart above shows that  in 2009, President Obama took over a declining economy (The Recession), from Republican President George Bush. Every year after 2009, there was positive growth through 2017, the year Trump took over as President. Bottom line, Obama inherited a bad economy and made it better, but Trump inherited a good economy and is making it worse.

Lately, because of some bonehead moves by Trump (ie, tariffs on steel, aluminum, and China), the stock market has some major losses and has become erratic. What we have chosen is money over our National Security, ethics, and morals. When money becomes more important than people, we all lose. But it’s not too late. We have the power to vote for positive change. The future is in our hands and not the politicians. So before the Grim Reaper comes to collect, we need to let President Trump know in terms he can understand, “YOU’RE FIRED”!!!! In your heart you know I’m right!!!!

HEAR SEE SPEAK NO EVIL OMINOUS

NOT SO CUTE

WHY TRUMP GOT ELECTED

Trump & Seal

This was supposed to be my first Blog after returning to WordPress, but the shootings at a Parkland, FL high school was more important. Here is a link to that Blog. Let’s continue to work for reasonable gun control legislation and a ban on assault weapons.

Now, about President Trump. I’m going to try and be as brief as possible. During President Obama’s term, Republicans deliberately did everything they could to interfere with President Obama’s legislation and success (click this link). As a result, there was an escalation of political chaos and gridlock. There were more Republican filibusters than in the entire history of our government, the Republicans shut down the government twice, and got U.S. credit downgraded. The American people simply got fed up with government. Instead of blaming the Republicans who instigated this political chaotic mess, the blame was placed on the Democrats. This didn’t make sense because all indicators showed a significant improvement over the metrics that the Republicans handed Obama. Here is a video link  outlining President Obama’s accomplishments.

American voters, now fed up and blinded with rage, chose to abandon traditional politicians and try someone with no history of serving as a politician. They had to choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Hillary lossed by default, she was a politician. She also shot herself in the foot a few times: 1. She stated she would get rid of coal jobs 2. Had an infamous “What difference does it make” Bengazi comment 3. she didn’t campaign in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin 4. She made poor decisions about emails. The voters ultimately chose Trump, but in doing so, ignored obvious warning signs: 1. He launched his campaign with racist remarks against Mexicans 2. He uses profanity in public 3. He makes insane statements like “he could shoot someone in Time Square and not lose votes” 4. “John McCain is a loser, he got caught” 5. He brags about sexual assaulting women with impunity. 6. He went bankrupt 4 times, one was a Casino. How do you bankrupt a Casino? Both Hillary and Trump were poor candidates for President because of their baggage, but in a case like that, people should always choose the lesser of the two evils. It should be obvious to most, that we chose wrong!!!! Donald Trump is President. Hillary was careless and that allowed Russia to exploit her. Trump entertained Russians secretly in the Oval Office. We only found out because Russia published it. Which is worse?

After just over a year of the Trump Presidency, it’s baffling why he has any support at all. Trump is spawning rapid fire chaos at a rate too numerous to count. Here are the high points: 1. His many lies can easily be highlighted with soundbites and video 2. Many of his handpicked staff who “are the best at what they do”, have no experience at what they are asked to do 3. Many appointees (34%) have been fired by Trump, are under criminal investigation, are wasting government money, or simply quit 4. Many leave because of Russian connections 5. Trump minimizes the importance of the intelligence community, Hispanic Judges, and the news media 6. Trump gives every country grief except Russia, and Russia hacked U.S. political and infrastructure systems.  Yet, Trump has not taken a definitive stand against these actions. My take on Trump and Russia involvement will follow in another Blog. 7.  He changes his mind sometimes hours after he makes a public statement (examples: “I’ll sign any bipartisan DACA legislation”. The next day he didn’t sign. Also, he led people to believe he wanted to raise the age to buy assault weapons. His official plan did not include a provision for this point). 8. Finally, he is named as a Defendant in a legal case that involves a pornography star.

I realize some of you will support Trump no matter what he does or says, but for those of you who are concerned about Trump’s inability to try and unite our country, please pay attention and do more searching for the truth on your own. Don’t rely on FOX, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, or ABC. There is unbiased information at Politifact, Factcheck.org, and (any Federal Government site).gov

 

CONGRESS

Our Politicians should have sprung into action immediately after Columbine in 1999, but they didn’t. There was nationwide moral outrage when children as young as 6 years old were murdered at Sandy Hook in 2012, and still they did nothing. Most recently, students were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in ParklandFlorida, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. About 122 school murders have occured over the 19 years since Columbine. Today, even though there is more than 90% nationwide support for sensible gun registration laws and the banning of assault weapons, President Trump and Congress are still falling short of those simple, but impactful changes. This is truly Moral Impotence, but more importantly, as our elected leaders, they are sworn to ensure our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. When they don’t do everything possible to protect us from threats, foreign and domestic, in the face of clear and present dangers, they are commiting treason by ignoring their mandate given by the Constitution of the United State’s Declaration of Independence.

Politicians and many Republican voters argue that it is their right to own guns, and they are right. Guns are necessary for protection, to hunt, and recreation. Nobody wants to take guns used for these purposes. Assault rifles like the AR-15 are weapons of war and have no business being in the hands of the average citizen. It fires a high velocity round that is more lethal than a low velocity firearm, even if they inflict the exact same wound.  Another argument is that if strong gun laws are passed, it won’t stop  people who are determined to kill. Once again they are right, but stricter gun laws will reduce the amount of deaths caused by guns. The person determined to kill, will kill fewer people with a hand gun or hunting rifle than if he were firing an AR-15. So the goal of stricter gun laws is to reduce the loss of life and not take 2nd amendment rights. Any regulation is for our protection. Since more Airline inspections were mandated, there have been fewer deaths from Airline crashes. Seatbelts and airbags have reduced automobile deaths. Many cities have cleaner air because of regulation and that decreases healthcare disease and deaths. We have to choose. Do we protect your right to own an AR-15 that has no practical use for the average citizen, or protect the right of a child to live. I’m going to get out of my comfort zone for a moment. So, Politicians and Citizens, if you choose your right to own an AR-15 over the right of a child to live, you are an enemy of the state, morally bankrupt, a cold, heartless bastard, and a DUMB ASS!!!!

In this 2016 Presidential election, I feel the need to say a few words of wisdom. Ok folks, let’s calm down and get it together. Just remember that our country guarantees the right to protest peacefully at political rallies, but interfering with that peaceful protest is illegal. Don’t spit on protesters or hit them in the face when they are not expecting it. Not so peaceful political rally. We are guaranteed the right to vote, but voting is much like drinking alcohol, if you are going to do it, it should be done responsibly. Don’t vote for a political party just because your great grandfather was a member of that party. If a party filibusters as often as a 2 year-old having a temper tantrum, or shuts down the government just because they don’t like proposed legislation, if they don’t try to help facilitate implementing and paying for a healthcare system that would save millions of lives, if they want to cut your nanna’s Medicare and Social Security, and if a party disrespects a sitting President for almost 8 years and ultimately saying he can’t exercise his constitutionally given right to nominate a Supreme Court Justice, then voting for that party is irresponsible and it’s not good for America. A party like that is in total chaos. A party like that probably doesn’t even like their own Presidential candidates.

There is another way of voting irresponsibly and it’s called not voting at all. The rationale is that all politicians are liars and thieves and I’m not going to waste my vote. That statement is about 90% fact (and I’m being generous). The irony is, by not voting, you did waste your vote. If you didn’t like some of the scenarios mentioned above, then you should vote for the opposition party. In other words, vote for the lesser of the two evils. I’ll make it simple for you. First vote for what you think is best for God. Because most of you don’t have a strong bond with the Big Guy anyway, this won’t influence the vote that much. Next vote for what’s best for America. You know, investing in jobs, new technology, clean air and water, Defense (within reason), and American manufacturing. Finally vote for what’s important to you. Do you need a job or just an increase in minimum wage? Do you need help with getting or paying for health insurance for your family? Do you need to make sure that when you get nanna’s age there will be enough money for your golden years? If you need any of those things, then vote for the party that will give you the best chance of achieving those goals. Good luck America, if you vote irresponsibly, we’re going to need it.

My name is Anthony Cammack, and I approve this message.

These days everyone is talking about Benghazi, the IRS, the AP scandal, and most recently the Government Shutdown. But I’m going to focus everyone on the most heinous, calculating, diabolical, criminal, and immoral scandal ever. This scandal started about 2008 when Barack Obama began his run for the Presidency, worsened in 2010 with a Republican House Majority, and is festering before our very eyes right now with this recent talk of President Obama lying about the Affordable Care Act. It is destroying the lives of millions of Americans and causing thousands, if not tens of thousands to die. The sad thing is that all this could be avoided with the stroke of a pen. Yes, it’s our Congressmen and Senators in Washington D.C. who are deliberately refusing to pass a Jobs Bill with total disregard for what it’s doing to the American Economy or the mental and physical toll it’s taking on the American people. How can Congress be so callous and indifferent?

The origins are clear. U.S. lawmakers have always had differences, but now their disputes have risen to Hatfield and McCoy levels. Battlegrounds were drawn shortly after President Obama was elected. Here is a video of Mitch McConnell giving Republicans their marching orders:

The result of these orders was a level of obstruction and filibuster never before seen in American politics. Here is some filibuster history:

http://politicalirony.com/2012/05/21/the-filibuster-is-unconstitutional/

Everything President Obama proposed Republicans were against. When President Obama agreed with Republicans, they changed their position and now were against. President Obama sent a Jobs Bill to the U.S. House of Representatives and Republicans never put it on the floor of the House for a vote. They instead voted 35+ times to Repeal Obamacare knowing that Obama would veto it if it reached his desk. Republicans won the House in 2010 on their platform of creating jobs. To date, they have not produced a Jobs Bill. Democrats are not completely innocent, but when they stand their ground, it’s usually for something that’s good for all Americans. Things like, everybody pay their fair share, don’t cut Medicare, or let’s create jobs. For Republicans it’s simple, if it helps Obama, they are against it.  Since Republicans couldn’t prevent President Obama’s reelection, they now simply want to smear his legacy with talks of scandal. Democratic motivation is, what’s best for the country and Republican motivation is HATE. There is no other explanation. Republicans hate President Obama so much they are deliberately willing to sabotage the American Economy and destroy the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans just to make Obama fail. This is criminal and immoral.

Americans working is the only stimulus the economy needs now. It’s a miracle the economy is doing as well as it is in light of serious obstruction by Republicans against Obama. Yet, here is a short list of what President Obama accomplished despite all that obstruction: The Unemployment rate is 7.5%, the Stock Market is over 15,000, children with pre-existing conditions have health insurance, women get equal pay, Gays have the right to marry in many states, people get help with their mortgages, and the American auto industry is alive and well. Click here to see what happened during Obama’s 1st 4 years:

Despite all this, Republicans are still saying how bad the economy is and how President Obama is the worst President ever. Really? Can anyone say George W. Bush?

Let’s summarize why Republican obstruction is the worst scandal of all time.  Republicans are deliberately and with malice obstructing a Jobs Bill. Without people working, less money is pumped back into the economy, slowing economic recovery. When people lose their jobs, they lose healthcare insurance. When household incomes are stressed, people wait until the last moment to seek medical help. That help is usually in the form of an Emergency Room visit which is the most expensive healthcare available. This puts an enormous burden on the economy for America. For the patients, if they are lucky they will get a bill they can’t pay. The unlucky ones die because they waited too late to go to the ER. Death comes in other forms too like, suicide, crime, and accidents of all kinds because of neglected repairs like fixing bad brakes on cars. Americans are needlessly dying every day because Congress is too busy playing politics. The following link shows a strong association with Unemployment and death.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2011/04/Research-Unemployment-plays-role-in-early-deaths/45958428/1

So you decide America. Which is worse?

  1. Obama covering up Benghazi to assure his reelection.
  2. The IRS making it harder to get tax free status for Tea Party organizations.
  3. The CIA and or the White House bullying the AP to temporarily hold a story.
  4. Republicans deliberately not voting on President Obama’s Jobs Bill and not creating one of their own resulting in thousands of deaths.

If you picked either of the first three over number 4, then you are cold, callous, calculating and hateful just like Republican members of Congress. Because you can think about the suffering and deaths of millions of Americans with indifference, you are also evil. For those of you who are religious, you know what that means to you.

For those of you who truly see that Unemployment, in the face of deliberate Republican inactivity and obstruction, is the worst scandal ever and  Lawmakers must be held accountable.  If you also believe it is the most important issue facing America now, please read my Petition. If you agree with my suggestions on how to nudge the Congress to pass a Jobs Bill, please sign my Petition and don’t stop there.  Ask your family and friends to sign too.  Just click this link:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/petition-to-make-the-us-house-and-senate-act-to/

It is by our will, that the American people can get the jobs we desperately need.  When we get enough signatures, I will personally see that Congress gets the message. Thank you in advance for helping to get America back to work.

Sincerely,

Anthony Cammack

P.S. Please forgive the length of this blog, but I hope you will agree that this is important.

5 Year Old Republicans

Since Republicans seem to ignore facts, numbers, and reality, I’m going to explain to America the 5 main reasons Republicans are wrong for America. I will then give examples in terms a 5 year old … errrr … a Republican can understand. Don’t forget to click on the YouTube links.

  1. OBSTRUCTION- Even before President Obama took the oath of office, Republicans vowed to block any legislation the President would propose, and deliberately did so openly with premeditation and malice. Example- President Obama is driving a truck load of goods and services to Any Town, USA. Republicans see him coming and cause a rockslide that blocks the road. The goods and services don’t get to town. The Republicans go back to town and tell everyone it is Obama’s fault. That’s crazy, hateful, and racist.
  2. JOBS- Republicans promised that if they were elected in 2010, they would pass legislation to help provide jobs. Instead of jobs, they did a bait and switch and focused on social legislation. The Jobs Bill proposed by President Obama has not been brought to the floor for a vote in over a year. For almost two years, Republicans have voted to repeal Obamacare over 30 times. Example- Republicans offer everyone a popsicle but when you open the wrapper, there is nothing but the stick. That’s deceitful.
  3. ABORTION- Yes, Republicans want to repeal Roe v Wade. This is based on religious ideology. Our Constitution’s intent was to separate Church and State. The choice should be between a woman and her God. Republicans wanted women to have Ultrasounds by vaginal probes to shame them into changing their minds about getting an abortion. Republicans also want to get government out of your lives but instead, put it into your bodies. God doesn’t need the Republicans to administer justice or mess with the freewill he gave us. Like it or not, women are going to do what they think is best for them, and when abortion was illegal, many times the mother and the child died. Would you rather lose 2 lives? We can’t go back. Example- Prohibition. People are going to do things that are extremely important to them and it doesn’t matter what the law is. Sorry, this is too serious for a 5 year old. When Republicans mix religion with government, That’s Unconstitutional.
  4. THE ECONOMY– Republicans are focused like a laser on reducing the deficit and balancing the budget. They want to give the rich tax cuts they don’t need, continue to allow loopholes, increase the military budget, and begin budget cuts with Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security using a hatchet and not a scalpel. The numbers just don’t add up. More importantly, people are hurting now, and a reduction in benefits and services will make things much worse. Passing the President’s Jobs Bill would help almost 2 million families, but that would help him get reelected, so Republicans chose to screw those families. Can you see how cold and heartless that is? Money should NEVER be more important than people. Budget cuts should begin in other departments and programs long before Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security are impacted. Example- You must buy a cookie which represents a healthy economy. The cookie cost 10 cents. You only have 8 cents. You spend 2 cents on candy (the rich) and 2 cents on toys (the military). Now you have 4 cents, so you borrow money from your mom (Medicare, etc.), but she can only lend you 3 cents. You still don’t have enough to buy that cookie. That’s Math. Example 2- You dig a giant hole and it takes you 8 years to do it. You ask Obama to fill the hole in 100 days. That’s impossible. Later you hide his shovel and say he didn’t keep his promise. That’s stupid.
  5. MITT ROMNEY- Romney talks about creating jobs in America, but many of his businesses sent jobs overseas. Don’t forget, it was businessmen like Romney that collapsed the economy simply because of greed, and I get the sense that Romney is a greedy man. He said Obama made the economy worse. The stock market says otherwise. Romney and his rich pals have made millions since Obama took office, Unemployment is below 8%, and housing is beginning to recover. Romney was like a chameleon during the 3 Presidential debates. He said he wanted to help 100% of Americans, but earlier said he wasn’t going to waste his time with 47% of Americans (http://youtu.be/XnB0NZzl5HA). He wants all women to have access to contraceptives (http://youtu.be/i6RH70RppqI) , yet earlier stated he will stop funding to Planned Parenthood (http://youtu.be/OLM_nDczR2g). It was his idea to reorganize the auto industry under government bankruptcy during the debates, but wrote a paper before that and said many times to “Let Detroit go bankrupt”. During the final debate on Foreign Policy, Romney agreed with most of what the President is already doing. Before the debates he stated the President was doing a terrible job with Foreign Policy. Example- Romney has an apple for lunch and you have a hotdog. He wants to trade his apple for your hotdog. You agree but he gives you celery instead. That’s lying.

  In summary, Republicans are acting like 5 year olds. They are sore losers and will do anything to not feel that way again. They don’t care how many millions of Americans they will hurt and are deliberately making Americans suffer unnecessarily. It’s all about getting President Obama out of office. None of the things they said would happen if he became president, actually did happen. You still have your guns, the country is not Socialist, the free market is alive and well, government shrunk and did not grow, no terrorist attacks on American soil, Bin Laden is dead, the economy is better than it was when Obama took office and the numbers are headed in the right direction. Obama did give us a health care plan that will save millions lives and billions of dollars, equal pay for women, reduced student loan interest rates, credit card reform, checks and balances to help prevent the greed in corporate America which wrecked the economy in the first place, and has a Jobs Bill waiting for a vote in the House of Representatives. He did all this and more despite the extreme obstruction Republicans practiced. He could have done much more if the Republicans were not having a temper tantrum. So you see, President Obama is not as bad as some people paint him, but shame on Republicans for not trying to work with him to make this country prosper. This President has earned a second term as President because he is focused like a laser on making the quality of your life better.

REMEMBER THIS? LET’S DO IT AGAIN!!!!