2016: The Year Americans Found out Our Elections Are Rigged

The people are finally waking up to the evil which is the two-party system:

The 2016 election has been a wild ride, with two insurgent grassroots campaigns literally giving the political establishment a run for its money. But as the events of this presidential primary season play out, it’s becoming clear the U.S. election — and even more so, the presidential race — is a rigged scam being perpetrated on the American people.

Trump Expected To Arrive In NYC Monday

Why don’t we all visit Donald and welcome him back home at Trump Tower:

President Donald Trump’s arrival in New York City — originally scheduled for Sunday evening — is now expected on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday afternoon.

De Blasio said Sunday that the latest plan calls for Trump to arrive on Monday and stay through Wednesday evening. But he emphasized that the schedule may change.

People are already congregating hoping to see The Donald:

I’m excited. Aren’t you?

Let’s talk golf:

White Supremacists Should be Confronted Everywhere

 

The NAZIs came to power because they were not challenged often enough. white supremacists are charlottesvilleWe cannot stand idly by while racists get a foothold in America–once again. We’ve seen once again in Charlottesville what happens when hate is allowed to take hold. Free speech should not be extended to those who incite violence. White supremacists are enemies of our country just like jihadists. And their enabler Donald Trump has got to go as well. Continue reading “White Supremacists Should be Confronted Everywhere”

Trump Approval Ratings Drop Lower Than Impeachment Favorability, Base Begins To Shrink

Get’s worse by the day:

More Americans are hoping for a Trump impeachment than are giving the new President Trump favorable approval ratings. Fox News reports that one Trump approval rating poll in the wake of the North Korea crisis this week showed that the president’s approval rating is up. This is common right before a president takes the country to war.

However, the Fox News report is not indicative of the majority of Trump approval rating polls. Further, the Fox News report is reporting on a conservative-based poll with a strong partisan flavor, giving Trump a 45 percent approval rating from a Rasmussen Reports poll. Unlike other polls, Rasmussen Reports methodology lacks transparency, and it is unclear how those numbers were obtained.

When all other Trump approval ratings over the past week are examined, the average shows that Trump’s approval rating is not just at a historic low for him, but historically low in comparison to every other president. Worse for Donald Trump, other recent polls are showing that more Americans want Trump impeached than approve of his job performance.

Meet the Youngest Survivors of Detroit’s Gun Violence

This points to why we need a revolution in America. Our young are being maimed and murdered through senseless violence caused by easy access to guns. Neither party are doing anything about it because they are bought-off by the gun lobby. And that includes Bernie Sanders:

Dozens of children are shot in Detroit each year and survive. They live with physical and psychological side effects of the trauma caused by people reaching for guns to solve their problems, often unintentionally hurting kids in the process.

So far this year, more than a dozen children have fallen victim to nonfatal shootings in Detroit, according to police. The city has one of the highest rates of fatal and nonfatal shootings in the country.

Trump still Refuses to Condemn White Supremacists as Terrorists

1 day later Donald Trump still refuses to condemn the domestic terror attack by a white supremacist in Charlottesville.

President Trump has a history of refusing to denounce white supremacists. Yesterday he did it again. This time an individual with ties to hate groups ran over anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

If he couldn’t do it now he will never will.

Some Republicans did not have that problem: Continue reading “Trump still Refuses to Condemn White Supremacists as Terrorists”

Trumps Failure to Condemn White Supremacy Shows his Loyalty

The president was needed today to heal the country but instead he chose to give aid and comfort to the perpetrators of racial violence.

He just walks away:

Even Republicans denounced the president:

Donald Trump refuses to name the problem of white supremacist violence

Trump is consistent. His every move is hate filled or hate indifferent. That’s why imperative that we impeach this monster now. His continued presence in the White House fuels the worst in America:

This is not just a failure to condemn the white nationalists who were responsible for the bulk of the violence and disorder in Charlottesville with the same vehemence that Trump condemns “radical Islamic terrorism” during any attack of any size in the US or abroad. It is an actively misleading account of what happened.

It implies that both rally-goers and counterprotesters were equally to blame for violence, leaving the door wide open for Trump supporters to assume that “the left” started it. It implies that the “hate and division” are equally distributed, and that the counterprotesters seeking to stand up to the rallygoers are every bit as hateful as the rallygoers sporting swastika pins. And by calling for the “swift restoration of law and order,” it implies that the problem is disrespect for police — encouraging the misinterpretation that this is somehow the fault of anyone else but the white nationalists themselves.

A Trump Employee Said He Knew Of Misconduct At The Company. Then He Claimed His Family Was Assaulted

We have a president who is essentially a mafioso. But in America if you wealthy enough and connected to the powerful you get away with just about anything. That’s the story of Trump. He’s been corrupt for most of his adult life:

Donald Trump’s security guards once shoved, threatened, and held a 12-year-old boy and his mother against their will after her husband promised to go public with damaging allegations against the Trump Organization, according to the family’s account in FBI records and court filings.

The incident is one of several in which Trump surrogates have been accused of going to extreme lengths to protect him.

Pentagon to Bannon’s Blackwater Buddy Erik Prince: GTFO

This article fails to mention Prince is the brother of Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos:

Bannon is very friendly with Prince, having hosted the former Blackwater honcho on his onetime Breitbart radio show to discuss how to battle “Islamic fascism.” The two maintain a mutual respect and admiration. By contrast, Bannon and McMaster’s antagonism has sometimes escalated to actual yelling, as one White House adviser previously told The Daily Beast, in “palpably uncomfortable” meetings.

Other senior staffers, such as Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who previously advocated preparing contractor options for the president, hasn’t warmed to these ideas. Kushner is “not gung-ho at all” about them in the way Bannon is, one senior Trump administration official said.

Resistance Isn’t Enough: Democrats must offer a vision of a better future

That isn’t happening. Dems, like GOP, are not about solving problems. They are about serving their corporate masters:

Trump’s failings serve as springboard — but only that. It ill serves Democrats to run on outrage alone, or to imply that his voters were fools. Nor should the party treat the core concerns of blue-collar whites as separate from those of young people, minorities, and women.

Democrats must say that a country achieves greatness by engaging the potential of all for the common good. This means better schools, affordable college, student debt relief, and retraining for those displaced by automation and globalization. It means rebuilding our infrastructure and providing universal health care that prevents medical neglect and curbs the ravages of catastrophic illness.

It means combating inequality through fair taxation, reasonable regulation, and reforming a campaign finance system little better than legalized bribery. And it means arguing that only by broadening economic opportunity can we confront our common challenges in such areas as climate change.

REPORT: 12-Year-Old Trump Rape Victim ‘Maria’ Alive and Talking

In the past, there have been allegations made about inappropriate sexual encounters involving Donald Trump. Heck, Trump himself even admitted to some of these, when he announced to the world that he likes “grabbing women by the p*ssy”. While surely there are individuals who come forward with informa

Source: REPORT: 12-Year-Old Trump Rape Victim ‘Maria’ Alive and Talking – IR.net

Jeff Flake: My Party Is in Denial About Donald Trump

“We created him, and now we’re rationalizing him. When will it stop?”

If by 2017 the conservative bargain was to go along for the very bumpy ride because with congressional hegemony and the White House we had the numbers to achieve some long-held policy goals—even as we put at risk our institutions and our values—then it was a very real question whether any such policy victories wouldn’t be Pyrrhic ones. If this was our Faustian bargain, then it was not worth it. If ultimately our principles were so malleable as to no longer be principles, then what was the point of political victories in the first place?

Chris Christie angrily confronts Cubs fan to call him ‘a big shot’

What a jerk. No wonder this buffoon’s approval rating is at 15 percent. This guy is a very bitter person. Christie probably also angry at not being picked by Trump for a cabinet post:

If Chris Christie is going to go into sports talk once his political career ends, he’s going to need some tougher skin. While attending Sunday’s Milwaukee Brewers game, Christie angrily confronted a Chicago Cubs fan, getting within inches of his face.

Court says Flint residents can sue Michigan over bad water

Residents in Flint who were exposed to lead-contaminated water can pursue constitutional claims against Michigan and city officials, a federal appeals court said Friday.

In a 3-0 decision, the court overturned decisions by a judge who said federal water law eclipsed claims of civil rights violations. The court said it wasn’t judging the merits of the two lawsuits, but it’s allowing residents to at least get inside the courthouse door.

The cases now return to U.S. District Judge John Corbett O’Meara in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Source: Court says Flint residents can sue Michigan over bad water

When Did Democrats Become the Party of Elites?

The Democrats are a case study in how the two-party-system have become the tools of the 1 percent. Both parties adapt and reinvent themselves to stay in power. And never are they servants of the 99 percenters but of those who fund them: big business and the wealthy:

How did it come to pass that of the two political parties, the Democrats — who have long fought for the underdog, civil rights, consumer protections, universal healthcare, the minimum wage and for unions against powerful interests that try to crush them — have now been branded in large swaths of the country as the party of the establishment and the elites?

Report: Wells Fargo Forced Unwanted Insurance On More Than 800,000 Borrowers

This is major fraud. And still no one will go to jail for this. And if someone does go to prison it will be some low level scapegoat:

The New York Times obtained a consultant’s report that showed that more than 800,000 people who took out car loans from Wells Fargo were charged for auto insurance they did not need, and some of them are still paying for it.

Bernie Sanders is Lying to us

Sanders was on TV again. Something he does seemingly on a daily basis. He was asked about his promise to propose medicare-for-all bill.  Sanders has become the voice of the single-payer movement. But till this date he has yet to propose a bill in the Senate:

Asked on Sunday if he would follow through on his pledge to submit single-payer legislation, in which the government would shoulder the health care costs for all, Sanders said, “Absolutely, of course we are.”

So why hasn’t he done it yet? His answer to the CNN host, Jake Tapper:

Sanders conceded that it was a politically difficult proposal, not just because Republicans control the levers of power in Washington and are strongly opposed to such a large government program, but because of the entrenched interests standing against it. He pointed to those same interests when asked why an attempt to build a single-payer program in Vermont had collapsed.

“Taking on the insurance companies and the drug companies, taking on Wall Street, taking on a lot of very powerful forces that make billions of dollars a year from the current health care system is not going to be easy, and it’s not going to take place until millions of people get involved in this struggle,” Sanders said.

Continue reading “Bernie Sanders is Lying to us”

Congressman’s Wife: Media Has Tapes of Trump ‘Treasoning’ With Russia

They are closing in for the kill. And when the truth comes out what will the right say? Will they act betrayed? When we knew all along that this man was a fraud. Any intelligent Republicans/conservatives are running like hell from this man right around now:

We have just learned moments ago that there allegedly are in fact tapes which exist, that prove President Trump has committed some form of Treason. According to Congressman Alan Grayson’s wife, Dr. Dena Grayson (also a former candidate for Congress herself), two separate “reliable” sources have informed her that evidence exists on tapes, that the mainstream media has been holding off on sharing with the public.

Conservative WSJ editorial board slams Trump’s transgender military tweet in blistering op-ed

This is significant. Once the right-wing starts turning on Trump that’s when we know he’s done:

In a blistering op-ed published this week, the right-wing Wall Street Journal editorial board slammed Trump’s reckless tweet by pointing out that making major policy changes through hastily written tweets was the height of irresponsibility.

“Notwithstanding that the President dedicated some 520 characters to the U.S. military’s new transgender policy, officials at the Pentagon have expressed some, er, confusion about the details of the directive, whose timing apparently took them by surprise,” the editors wrote.

Lawyer: Police at wrong address fired through closed door in fatal shooting

No regard for life:

Attorneys for the family of a Mississippi man shot dead by police after they apparently responded to the wrong home say the bullets were fired through a closed door, in contrast to local officials’ version of events, reports CBS affiliate WREG-TV.

Arkansas Cop Kills 16-Year-Old Aries Clark Outside Youth Center

A 16-year-old black teen in Arkansas was fatally shot by a cop while outside a youth treatment center.

Aries Clark was at East Arkansas Youth Services on Tuesday ― an emergency shelter for youths that his parents had sent him to for behavioral issues ― when the shooting occurred.

“I never expected not to see my son again,” the boy’s mother, Vicky Clark, told WMC. “I had saw him that Thursday, and we were trying to figure out how we were going to do therapy to get help for him.”

Source: Arkansas Cop Kills 16-Year-Old Aries Clark Outside Youth Center | HuffPost