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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:

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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

 

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.

GOOD NEWS, SAD REPUBLICANS

When are Republican voters going to jump ship and vote for Obama? What’s it going to take? The Republican party has obstructed budget and jobs legislation and in effect, kept millions of Americans jobless and downgraded US credit, they want to destroy the only Healthcare bill that will save millions of lives, Union bust, overturn Roe v Wade, tell you who to marry, use transvaginal probes for Ultrasound to shame women into not having an abortion, refuse to close loopholes or raise taxes on the richest Americans and Corporation while at the same time cutting programs for the middle class and poor, and do everything in their power to make the President of the United States fail. When the President fails, America fails. Now when there is good news, Unemployment at 7.8%, instead of the Republicans being happy for America, they say that number was fabricated. Since when did good news for America translate into a reason to be upset and make wild accusations about number fudging? Since 2010 as you have seen, Republicans avoided jobs legislation as promised and focused on social legislation based on religious ideology which is Unconstitutional. You know that separation of church and state thing.

Republican policy and obstruction is out in the open for everyone to see. Can anyone in good consciousness vote Republican, knowing that millions of Americans are needlessly suffering and will suffer as a direct result of Republican policy and obstruction and an obsessive drive to make the President of the United States fail. Fortunately, God don’t like ugly. Despite the Republican’s best efforts of obstruction, President Obama has some remarkable achievements credited to his first term, and Americans can finally see that the country is headed in the right direction. True Americans want America to succeed no matter who is President. Anyone who can’t see how harmful and dangerous to America this Republican strategy is can’t be truly patriotic.

 P.S. On that last sentence, I really wanted to say: “must be truly ignorant, stupid, blind, deaf, mathematically challenged, in a coma, cold blooded, heartless, or racist.” Pick your poison.