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We live in a great country where we have a Constitution to help guide us on the right way to govern securely and peacefully. The 1st, 2nd,13th,15th, and 19th Amendments are rock star clauses in the Constitution. Despite that excellent guidance, Americans seem to have lost their common sense and appear to do whatever they want. They completely ignore facts and believe what they are told on social media and the lies politicians are telling them. The biggest liar of course is Donald Trump. Trump lost the 2020 Presidential Election and he objected to the results by saying he won that election with more votes, and the reason he lost was voter fraud. Trump did the right thing by litigating his position. After all, courts are the most trusted way to settle disputes. All that is required is proof of evidence supporting Trump’s position. Trump’s arguments were dismissed in about 60 lower courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. Most were dismissed because Trump’s legal team could not produce any evidence to support his position. There were at least 8 Trump-appointed Judges that made the decision to dismiss Trump’s argument. In addition to the court decisions, former Attorney General Bill Barr, The Cyber Security Chief, Republican Election Commissioners in disputed states like Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, FOX News, and other news reporting agencies all agree that Joe Biden won the 2020 election. Still, Trump insists that he won that election and lost because there was voter fraud. Trump simply could not present a shred of evidence to support his position. HE HAS NO PROOF! Instead, he instigated a riot in the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. A Congressional hearing is revealing proof of Trump’s orchestration of that riot. Notice that most of the above sources are prominent Republicans that were initially strong Trump supporters. Over time, they realized that Trump would never become more Presidential and he is indeed dangerous for America.

If Trump is lying about the Presidential election, what else has he lied to you about? Common sense says you can’t trust a liar. Since Republican Legislators go along with Trump, you can’t trust them either. After all, Republicans don’t denounce the KKK, Nazi’s, or white supremacists. They should be kicked out of the Republican party, and let them start their own Political Party. Do you really want to be a member of a Party that tolerates that kind of people. Republican rallies are lily white and Democrat rallies have racial diversity. America is racially diverse and that diversity is what makes this country great.

All Politicians lie, but Republicans told the biggest lie with absolutely no proof and nearly destroyed Democracy in America. They also put children in cages, shut down the Government, downgraded the U.S. credit rating, removed a woman’s right to choose her right to manage her health care (Roe v Wade), legislated who you can love (anti-LGBTQ legislation), and ignore regulations to help control climate change. Another Republican flaw is that because they don’t believe available facts, they invent conspiracy theories. Just remember, theories by definition, have not been proven. Finally, because Republicans downplayed how serious COVID Virus was by delaying vaccine development, promoting the use of worthless vaccine treatments, and discouraged mask usage, over a million people have died in the United States. Our country’s short-term memory, or habitually voting along party lines, cannot be an excuse to vote for a Party with the above things as part of their legacy. Sometimes I feel that people who can vote for such a party are evil. They may not be evil, but they are certainly willfully stupid.

The following are links to a couple of my previous blogs that give additional facts, video, and commentary. Please click all the associated links:

We need to give the Republican Party a chance to regroup. They can become a viable party without the baggage eventually. The 2022 midterm election just isn’t the time. Consider voting for Democrats or Independents. But no matter how you vote, remember the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States is the standard by which we are best governed. Representative Liz Cheney, the cochairman of the January 6 Hearings, summarized the Hearing findings and how important Democracy is. Deviation from that guideline will destroy our Democracy. So may God continue to bless you and 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.

Some Republican voters are having second thoughts about voting to re-elect President Trump because of his poor handling of the Covid-19 virus and the social protest that started with the murder of George Floyd. Trump has not tried to unite the country over either of these two issues. Instead, he has clearly demonstrated his lack of empathy, overall weakness, his desire to be a dictator by ignoring the Constitution of the USA (Lafayette Park), and lack of the ability to lead the nation under crisis. What I’ve heard the most from some of my Republican friends is that they agree, except for the economy, Trump is doing a horrible job as President. But they can’t vote Democratic because Joe Biden is senile and Democrats support abortion. Let me show you how these two reasons are not a valid enough reason to vote for Trump.

Regarding Joe Biden is senile. He does occasionally get his thoughts and words mixed up, but so does everyone. Are we all Senile? Trump spoke about Frederick Douglas in the present tense, and he replaced the word “origins” with the word”oranges“. There are many more examples, but they are too numerous to list. The bottom line is, the only other significant scandal Biden is implicated in is nepotism. He got his son a really high paying job. Oh but wait, Trump has two family members working in the White House. With this issue your choices are:

1. Joe Biden- a man who has occasional senile tendencies and who embraced nepotism or,

2. President Trump- a man who deliberately divides the country, incites violence, ignores the viral deaths of thousands of Americans, calls peaceful protests for Black Lives Matter riots, locks children in cages, ignores the Constitution of the USA, believed Putin over US Intelligence regarding 2016 election meddling, thinks some KKK and Nazi’s are very fine people, states the Confederate flag and monuments are part of the American heritage (traitors who killed American soldiers), said John McCain (a POW) was not a hero, and Trump also embraces nepotism. Joe Biden’s list of concerns will never be as long as Trumps. No matter how many more items you could add to the Biden list, you can multiply it 10 fold and add it to Trump’s list. Common sense says your chances of survival is best fighting just one man vs fighting 10 men. The same holds true for a mans character. You have the fewest problems and the best chance dealing with a man with the fewest character flaws. Trump brags about himself being the smartest, has the most, and nobody can match him on anything. He finally got something right. He is the biggest Liar and has the most Character Flaws. You wouldn’t accept a man like Trump as your neighbor. How can you accept him as your President?

Regarding abortion and Democrats. Time for you Republicans to have a biology lesson. Before the sperm and egg meet, that’s life. So if you men masturbate or use a condom, and you women use a  spermicide, IUD, or a morning after pill, you have just killed a child. Tens of millions of kids are killed this way compared to abortion. And just like the people that use abortion to kill, you too will be judged by God. The only truly moral way to have a clear conscious about not having a baby is to never deliberately try to not have a baby and just let chance decide. God doesn’t need your help to render judgement on people who choose abortion. He’s got this. Let Him do His job. Even Jesus said “Render unto Cesar the things that are Cesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s”. Translation, obey man’s law unless it conflicts with God’s law. Right now, abortion is legal and is not on the ballot in 2020. God’s message is one of love even if someone does something horrible. God doesn’t need you to kill the abortion doctor, He’ll deal with it. Women have a choice to have an abortion. If they make the wrong choice, He’ll deal with it. For you Atheist, it boils down to a matter of a woman’s choice and not right verses wrong. You and I have the choice to murder or not to murder and it is the same choice a woman makes when thinking about abortion. In both cases, man’s law will initially apply first, but if there is a God, His Law will be the final authority. Some ex murderers will be in Heaven just like the Thief on the Cross when Jesus was crucified. Don’t forget your Christian beliefs and apply them here. Remember Jesus said: “Love your enemies”(Matthew 5:44).

It’s obvious that Joe Biden has less baggage than President Trump and that Trump is the focal point of the political, social, and world unrest we are currently experiencing. I can only ask Republicans to vote for Biden, but if you can’t, either don’t vote or write-in your Republican candidate. Please, just don’t vote for Trump. If he gets another 4 years, we might not be able to save our Republic from becoming a Dictatorship, and a Dictatorship is far worse than the Socialism you fear. We’ll just become more like Canada and that’s better than Trump is doing now.

I’ve been saying in my Blog that Trump is dangerous for America and American Democracy for the past 3 years. Finally, there are high ranking officials in Trump’s Administration (General Mark Milley Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff & Mark Esper Defense Secretary)  and previous Presidential Administrations that agree. Most of these officials are Generals and Admirals. They have an unwritten code to not make negative comments about a past or sitting President. Many of them broke that code when President Trump used force to break up a peaceful protest so he could have a photo op in Lafayette Square. This shows Trump’s ignorance of the Constitution of the United States, his poor judgement, his lack of mature leadership, his poor understanding of the American people and society, and his blatant rejection of the rule of law. If you don’t agree with or understand these basic strengths relating to the Constitution, then you are the anarchist and traitor to the United States of America and not the protesters.

SOME WHITE PEOPLE ARE STUPID

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

 

First let me say that there are some stupid people in every race, so this is not a racist statement. This is a purely political statement. I say that based on the fact that most of the people who voted for Donald Trump were white. Most voted for him because they always vote Republican, others didn’t like Hillary Clinton, some didn’t think the economy was recovering fast enough, they wanted immigration reform,  and they wanted Pro-Life Judges on the Supreme Court. The rest of the Trump voters are just plain stupid. They are stupid because they abandoned some teachings they learned early in life. These teachings demonstrate how common sense thinking can help us understand the world around us. If you are guilty of ignoring all of the teachings when you voted for Trump, then you my friend, don’t have common sense and therefore are stupid. Here’s how you can tell if you are stupid:

1. IF IT AIN’T BROKE DON’T FIX IT

After President Bush and the Republicans destroyed our economy, President Obama and the Democrats brought us back to nearly complete recovery. Here are the numbers. With such an overwhelming improvement over the Bush/Republican economy, it didn’t make sense to switch back to Republicans. Republicans literally got caught with a smoking gun in their hands when they tanked the economy. So you elect Trump, a man with a horrible business track record to fix the economy. What were you thinking? “It’s the economy stupid”. Duuuuuuuh!!!!

2. A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH

Hillary Clinton was a seasoned politician and Trump had no political experience. Yes Hillary had rumors of corruption, multiple murders, and Benghazi. Even with multiple Whitewater and Benghazi hearings run by Republicans, no proof ever came of it. In America, you are innocent until proven guilty. On the other hand, Trump went bankrupt multiple times and his business was in such chaos that U.S. banks won’t lend him money. He was sued by The Justice Department for housing discrimination. Trump admitted to sexual assault on video.  This was not locker room talk. Locker room talk is “I wish I could…” or “she let me…”. I have never heard a man admit that he just grabbed a woman by her private parts. So here you have Clinton with vast political experience who clearly had unproven accusations under oath. Contrast that with Trump with no political experience, was bad at running a business, treated women like pieces of meat, and was a racist. Clinton was clearly the lesser of the two evils, but the stupid people chose Trump anyway.

3. IF IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS

Trump said “I alone can fix it”. Anybody that says that is usually psychotic. Going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it. Trump said he would repeal and replace Obamacare, but as of December 2019 he still has not repealed or replaced it, and has not produced his healthcare plan or a way to pay for it. Everything for Trump is so easy. Nobody knows more than Trump

4. WHERE THERE’S SMOKE THERE’S FIRE

There were just too many Russians mingling with the Trump campaign staff. Don Trump Jr. admits lots of Russian assets and an interest in the Trump Tower meeting.The Russians are still there. Giuliani is Trump’s lawyer.  He was traveling with two men with Russian connections who were about to leave the country. Those two men were arrested at the airport before they could leave the country. Trump had Russians in the Oval Office 2 years ago, and as recently as on 12/10/19.

Those of you who didn’t get a clue during the first election will get a second chance to pick someone other than Trump, and I’m going to help with a few more sayings. Now that Trump has been President for almost 3 years, you should now know how these sayings apply:

5. BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER

A lot of Trump’s “Best People” are either under investigation, indicted, in prison, have quit, or have been fired. Trump picked a lot of those people. Either he is the worst judge of character, they didn’t have a clue on how to do their job, they were inherently corrupt, or Trump was a lousy boss. Either way, Trump was like them, and he was their ring leader. It’s unlikely that all of his “Best People” were bad at their jobs and Trump was perfect at his. If anything, Trump was the poison in the soup. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Yep, Trump is the tree and a bunch of rotten apples fell from it.

6. LIKE RATS JUMPING OFF A SINKING SHIP

If you see a lot of people leaving any business, it means something is wrong with the business and the leadership of the business, and you should probably take your business somewhere else. The White House is no exception. There is just too much turnover.

7. LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE

How many of you would tolerate a friend that lies all the time? You wouldn’t trust him to do anything important for you. You couldn’t trust him to keep your kids or drive your car. You wouldn’t know if he would keep his appointments or promises. You wouldn’t let him manage your money. Now think of a President that lies all the time. This is his most famous lie. Here is a pack of lies. This is why Trump lies. Here is a link to a Trump lie database. Why the stupid Trump voters don’t care about his lies. You can’t trust him to keep his promises, keep his oath to defend the Constitution of the United States(Trump believed Putin and not U.S. Intelligence), or look out for the poor and middle class. Heck, he hasn’t introduced a Jobs or Infrastructure Bill that could help the poor and middle class. Has not tried to increase minimum wages. He could have done it his first two years when Republicans had full control of the House and Senate. He couldn’t even repeal and replace Obamacare then. And oh yeah, since Mexico said they weren’t going to pay for the wall, he took money from the U.S. military budget to pay for it.

If you were not aware of some of the seven sayings listed above and voted for Trump, then you were just not well informed or ignorant but not stupid. Now that you know the seven sayings and you still plan to vote for Trump, you simply have malignant and terminal stupidity. 2019 was a really bad year for Trump. If this is the guy you still want, then your stupidity cannot be fixed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you because you need divine intervention.

DEMOCRACY GONE WRONG

You don’t have to know a person completely to get a sense of whether you can trust them or not. Initially, you use your observation to make your decision. If a person is clearly exaggerating their importance, lying, mocking a person’s religion, and demeaning people based on race, most people would not want to associate with that person. Further, if that same person was sympathetic to world leaders who have horrible records with respect to human rights, eliminates all independent news sources, discourages free speech, and imprison or murders political opponents, you would call that person a dictator. Donald Trump wants to imprison and mute anyone who has a different view from his. As for the other traits mentioned, Trump does all of them on a daily basis except murder.

So if you aren’t willing to hang around the guy next door who has those bad character traits, why would you want to keep Donald Trump around? Also, why would you want to keep his best people around either. In less than two years, a lot of Trump’s “best people” have either quit, been fired, indicted for crimes and lying, plead guilty to crimes, and have been sent to jail. There are simply too many people that fall under these bad character traits. A list which includes most of the House and Senate Republicans. Those politicians are doing nothing to prevent Trump from deconstructing our Democracy. Now if all those people around Trump are of dubious character, Trump is either turning a blind eye to them, or he is complicit with their behavior, and may be orchestrating that behavior.

Trump and the Republican Party consistently ignore the rule of law by allowing Congress to enable Trump to keep his businesses intact, refuses to release Trump’s taxes, and taking children from their mothers at the southern border. They have removed consumer protections which now allow banks to resume their predatory lending habits for homes, credit cards, personal loans, and online universities.  Environment regulations are being systematically removed  which makes it easier for corporations to pollute our air, water, and land just so they could increase their profit margins. With regard to foreign policy, Republicans are calling NATO obsolete, pulling out of the Paris Agreement and the Iran Nuclear Agreement, and belittling our allies in Canada, Germany, and the UK etc., the net effect is to destabilize world governments which makes the path to war more likely.

Republican voters, you have to realize that yes, you are getting some of the things you voted for, but at what price? At what point do the negative things your party is obviously doing out weigh the positive things. What will you do if we lose freedom of the press, free speech, we have a polluted environment, the gap between the haves and have nots continues to get bigger, and we are plunged into another war because our natural alliances have been weakened if we are alone in the world. Is a booming economy for the rich, worth the weakening of our Democracy? How much better is your life and financial status than it was two years ago before Trump took office? If you can’t see a significant difference in your life now, then your vote didn’t make America great again, it made the rich richer again. So FOCUS!!!! If your life is not significantly better than 2 years ago, and you’d rather have a strong Democracy than a booming economy, then you must vote Republicans out of office in November. You can say a lot about Democrats, but they are truly concerned about the equality of every American. For Democrats, people are more important than money. They haven’t promoted fiscal responsibility as much as Republicans, but Obama did much better with the economy than Bush. After Obama fixed Bush’s mess, Trump just took over an economy that was on cruise control. Trump said the economy is booming because of him alone. Really? That’s his biggest lie. If you want to put your faith in Trump, a man who lies everyday, then you are truly brainwashed. Our country deserves better. Vote Democratic in November.

DEMOCRACY

VOTE=VOICE

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

 

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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