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Depravity Is Downstream of Donald Trump-

Four ways the president is validating Andrew Breitbart’s dictum on the primacy of culture in American politics....

 

....Trump is unapologetically and publicly indecent or uncivil on almost a daily basis. And there is no way for the Republican Party to credibly advocate for public decency and civility so long as it supports Trump...

 

“Words still matter, and the president’s words are often reprehensible.

A conservative can fight for tax reform, celebrate military victories over ISIS in Mosul, and applaud Trump’s judicial appointments while also condemning Trump’s vile tweets and criticizing his impulsiveness and lack of discipline. A good conservative can even step back and take a longer view, resolving to fight for the cultural values that tribalism degrades.

 

Presidents matter not just because of their policies but also because of their impact on the character of the people they govern.”

 

Republicans should turn on Trump, en masse, right now...."

 

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/depravity-is-downstream-of-donald-trump/535389/?utm_source=atlfb

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The Latest Sneaky Attempt to Increase Corporate Political Power-

 

Three riders deep inside the House appropriations bill would bar federal agencies from enforcing campaign finance laws.

 

 

“If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring,” John Oliver said in 2014 of the tireless efforts of telecomm monopolists to get rid of net neutrality. It’s a tried and true strategy of the wealthy and their legislative allies, and, while Donald Trump’s destructive antics continue to hold America’s attention with the same unyielding grip he uses on foreign dignitaries’ hands, there are a lot of boring things ambling through Congress with corporate favors crammed deep inside....

 

...These rulings and a Congress hell-bent on deregulating the campaign finance system has lead to increasingly expensive elections, with the money that helps candidates win often pouring in from anonymous interests. Watchdog groups and journalists call these billions from shadowy sources “dark money.”

The riders attached to the appropriations bill take aim at how the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) enforce campaign finance law........

 

http://billmoyers.com/story/latest-sneaky-attempt-increase-corporate-political-power/

 

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Depravity Is Downstream of Donald Trump-

Four ways the president is validating Andrew Breitbart’s dictum on the primacy of culture in American politics....

 

....Trump is unapologetically and publicly indecent or uncivil on almost a daily basis. And there is no way for the Republican Party to credibly advocate for public decency and civility so long as it supports Trump...

 

“Words still matter, and the president’s words are often reprehensible.

A conservative can fight for tax reform, celebrate military victories over ISIS in Mosul, and applaud Trump’s judicial appointments while also condemning Trump’s vile tweets and criticizing his impulsiveness and lack of discipline. A good conservative can even step back and take a longer view, resolving to fight for the cultural values that tribalism degrades.

 

Presidents matter not just because of their policies but also because of their impact on the character of the people they govern.”

 

Republicans should turn on Trump, en masse, right now...."

 

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/depravity-is-downstream-of-donald-trump/535389/?utm_source=atlfb

 

In countries like the UK, they have a governmental head and a head of state.

 

The Prime Minister heads the government, but the Monarch is the head of state. She embodies the very best wishes for all--as all of the people look to her for national leadership in unity, patriotism and morale building. So, the queen represents the spirit of her kingdom.

 

In the United States the President of the United States is the leader of the government and also the head of state. Since he/ she is political, sometimes it makes it more difficult for some of the citizens to see the president as positively representing everyone.

 

Therefore, it is always the role of the President of the United States to emphasize that he/ she is representing all Americans, has respect for all Americans and will do the best possible job for all Americans whether they voted for the president or not.

 

When you have a President Who repeatedly Insults, Denigrates and Demonstrates a lack of respect for numerous demographics in the nation, then you have a president who does not understand his role as head of state and who is failing in his office.

 

A good president must try to bring the people together into cohesion, not to separate them into division.

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Governor Who Switched Parties For Trump Owes Millions In Taxes After Deal With Russian Company-

 

 

"...It was a nice photo-op for the governor to be standing next to Trump, who won West Virginia by 42 points last November, but there seems to be more to the story than a simple change of heart.

As the swift and forceful response from the Democratic Governor’s Association noted, Justice just so happens to owe millions in unpaid taxes after a deal with a Russian coal company.

 

The full statement:

“Jim Justice deceived the voters of West Virginia when he ran as a Democrat 8 months ago,” said DGA Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson. “West Virginians have learned that they simply can’t trust Jim Justice. He will always put his financial interests above the needs of West Virginians.

 

“As Republicans have repeatedly said, Jim Justice owes millions of dollars in unpaid company taxes, after a deal with a Russian coal company. The debts have only worsened during Justice’s term as governor. If President Trump cut a deal, we hope it does not put U.S. taxpayers on the hook to bail out Jim Justice’s personal finances.”

 

Now that Justice has officially switched over to the same party as Trump, it’s unclear if Republicans, who had previously criticized him for his financial dealings, will be as eager to do so. After all, most GOP leaders in Washington have repeatedly turned a blind eye to Trump’s transgressions....

 

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/08/03/governor-switched-parties-trump-owes-millions-taxes-deal-russian-company.html

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WI Gov. Scott Walker's Crony Capitalism-

 

"It could be that the Taiwanese technology firm Foxconn really will build a sprawling factory in Wisconsin and hire thousands of workers. But the deal that Walker wants Wisconsin taxpayers to fund—a $3 billion giveaway package in return for the promise that a $10 billion plant will be developed in the southeastern corner of the state—is so bad that the Bloomberg View business editors label Walker’s approach "generally an awful way to lure jobs."

 

"In short," they editorialized last week, "Wisconsin's plan is likely to help a few people in an unpromising industry find temporary work before they’re displaced by technology—and to do so at the expense of everyone else in the state."

 

That isn't just "a bad deal," argues Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Indiana’s Ball State University. "It is an over-the-top bad deal for Wisconsin."...

 

Now Walker is running for re-election and he is so desperate for a job-creation "win" that he's not bargaining. He's giving away the store.

That's bad economics and, perhaps, bad politics.

 

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/08/06/scott-walkers-crony-capitalism

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WI Gov. Scott Walker's Crony Capitalism-

 

"It could be that the Taiwanese technology firm Foxconn really will build a sprawling factory in Wisconsin and hire thousands of workers. But the deal that Walker wants Wisconsin taxpayers to fund—a $3 billion giveaway package in return for the promise that a $10 billion plant will be developed in the southeastern corner of the state—is so bad that the Bloomberg View business editors label Walker’s approach "generally an awful way to lure jobs."

 

"In short," they editorialized last week, "Wisconsin's plan is likely to help a few people in an unpromising industry find temporary work before they’re displaced by technology—and to do so at the expense of everyone else in the state."

 

That isn't just "a bad deal," argues Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Indiana’s Ball State University. "It is an over-the-top bad deal for Wisconsin."...

 

Now Walker is running for re-election and he is so desperate for a job-creation "win" that he's not bargaining. He's giving away the store.

That's bad economics and, perhaps, bad politics.

 

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/08/06/scott-walkers-crony-capitalism

He learned it from Republican governors and state legislatures in the South.

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How the GOP Became the Party of Putin-

 

Republicans have sold their souls to Russia. And Trump isn’t the only reason why.

 

 

".....it’s not just conservative political operatives and media hacks who have come around on Russia. Pro-Putin feelings are now being elucidated by some conservative intellectuals as well. Echoing Kremlin complaints that Russia is a country which has been “frequently humiliated, robbed, and misled” – a self-pitying justification for Russian aggression throughout history – Weekly Standard senior editor Christopher Caldwell extolls Putin as “the pre-eminent statesman of our time.

” How did the party of Ronald Reagan’s moral clarity morph into that of Donald Trump’s moral vacuity? Russia’s intelligence operatives are among the world’s best......

 

The entire Trump-Russia saga strikes at a deeper issue which most Republicans have shown little care in examining: What is it about Donald Trump that attracted the Kremlin so?....

 

If Republicans put country before party, they would want to know what the Russians did, why they did it and how to prevent it from happening again. But that, of course, would raise questions implicating Donald Trump and all those who have enabled him, questions that most Republicans prefer to remain unanswered."

 

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/18/how-the-gop-became-the-party-of-putin-215387

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He learned it from Republican governors and state legislatures in the South.

 

Scott Walker is one of the worst governors in the country along with Chris Christie and Sam Brownback.  It's really sad when one considers Wisconsin used to be a very progressive state - union rights, higher state taxes but schools and roads were second to none.  It was home to Joe McCarthyism, so there is that but also Robert La Follette.  Scott Walker, who ran for the Republican Presidential nomination and probably still wants to be President - this guy is just bad news all the way around.

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" Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, ..... came to the defense of giant internet platforms, contradicting a long history of concern over the power of tech monopolies, a concern that lasted right up through last year.

 

In a Thursday speech, Hatch warned about the rise of “hipster antitrust,” a flailing attempt at a derisive term for a group of experts and observers who look uneasily at growing concentrations in every sector of our economy. ....

 

So why did Hatch, a longtime proponent of tough scrutiny of internet monopolies, back off?

And how did Microsoft become the largest giver to Hatch’s campaign this cycle?....

 

https://theintercept.com/2017/08/07/orrin-hatch-the-original-antitrust-hipster-turns-on-his-own-kind/

 

 

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Over 50% of Republicans tell pollsters they would allow Trump to ignore the Constitution and suspend elections. http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/346000-poll-about-half-of-republicans-would-back-postponing-2020-election-if-trump?amp

 

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Joe Scarborough Retweeted Joe Scarborough

If you believe this, hide your face in shame. Your values are objectively un-American. Read the US Constitution and repent.

They are Deplorably Ignorant thanks to:

 

 

*Fox,

 

** White Supremacy,

 

***Poor Education and

 

****Just Downright Pathetic Laziness.

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The GOP’s Civil War Over Trump-

 

 

 

A Global Politico special report on the Republican Party’s epic internal battle over its own president....

 

 

 

"....two starkly different stories about a party that might have won the White House and both houses of Congress but sounds at times like it’s more on the verge of a nervous breakdown than a national takeover.....

 

 

 

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/14/donald-trump-future-of-gop-roundtable-215485

 

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The GOP’s Civil War Over Trump-

 

A Global Politico special report on the Republican Party’s epic internal battle over its own president....

 

"....two starkly different stories about a party that might have won the White House and both houses of Congress but sounds at times like it’s more on the verge of a nervous breakdown than a national takeover.....

 

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/14/donald-trump-future-of-gop-roundtable-215485

 

 

They may need the nervous breakdown so they can then heal themselves, cleanse their souls and begin anew.

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Is there a way for the Republican Party to cut Trump loose as their leader?  Make Trump stand as an independent and not enable him to run as a Republican candidate in the next election?

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Is there a way for the Republican Party to cut Trump loose as their leader?  Make Trump stand as an independent and not enable him to run as a Republican candidate in the next election?

 

In answer to your questions, Bogie, absolutely not.  Republicans knew what they were getting when President Trump won their party's nomination in 2016.  Some prominent members of the party backed him in the election.  Many others disavowed things he said on the campaign trail.  They said they weren't voting for Hillary Clinton, but they also could not support Donald Trump.  In light of his disappointing re-affirmation of support of White Supremacists, White Nationalists, and Neo-Nazis, there have been numerous Congressional Republicans once again stating their disdain for what he said at Tuesday's press event in New York City.  These are the same people that criticized him last year, yet they approve of his agenda, by and large.

 

If America did a re-vote of the 2016 election today, with no campaigning and no ads run, and the candidates on the Presidential ballot were exactly the same as last November, there is no doubt in my mind that the results would be the same.  Trump would win the same 30 states he carried in the Fall.  Clinton would win 20 states and the District of Columbia.  The raw vote totals might be different, but the overall result would be unchanged.  The traditional Republicans are seemingly between a rock and a hard place because of Donald Trump's words and actions, but when push comes to shove, they will continue to win elections, because they still espouse exclusion of minority populations in this country.  Look at the makeup of their conventions.  Republican delegations are about 95% white.  The Democrats are much more diverse with inclusion politics.  While Republicans would say such a disparity of diversity is not good for their party and they'd very much like to improve their appeal to other ethnic, racial, religious, and sexual orientation minorities, as long as they continue to win elections on the strength of rural, white voters who generally have high turnout rates, they are perfectly fine with the status quo.

 

Voter suppression laws enacted in many states between the 2012 and 2016 elections have apparently worked their magic, and these changes were implemented by Republican state legislatures who were appalled that America had the gall to elect a mixed race President in 2008 and re-elect him in 2012.  For all the blowback President Trump is getting from members of his own party today, all will be forgiven and forgotten when 2018 rolls around.  Many of the pundits say, "but this time, it seems different...."  Sorry, but I don't buy that assertion at all.   :angry:

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In answer to your questions, Bogie, absolutely not.  Republicans knew what they were getting when President Trump won their party's nomination in 2016.  Some prominent members of the party backed him in the election.  Many others disavowed things he said on the campaign trail.  They said they weren't voting for Hillary Clinton, but they also could not support Donald Trump.  In light of his disappointing re-affirmation of support of White Supremacists, White Nationalists, and Neo-Nazis, there have been numerous Congressional Republicans once again stating their disdain for what he said at Tuesday's press event in New York City.  These are the same people that criticized him last year, yet they approve of his agenda, by and large.

 

If America did a re-vote of the 2016 election today, with no campaigning and no ads run, and the candidates on the Presidential ballot were exactly the same as last November, there is no doubt in my mind that the results would be the same.  Trump would win the same 30 states he carried in the Fall.  Clinton would win 20 states and the District of Columbia.  The raw vote totals might be different, but the overall result would be unchanged.  The traditional Republicans are seemingly between a rock and a hard place because of Donald Trump's words and actions, but when push comes to shove, they will continue to win elections, because they still espouse exclusion of minority populations in this country.  Look at the makeup of their conventions.  Republican delegations are about 95% white.  The Democrats are much more diverse with inclusion politics.  While Republicans would say such a disparity of diversity is not good for their party and they'd very much like to improve their appeal to other ethnic, racial, religious, and sexual orientation minorities, as long as they continue to win elections on the strength of rural, white voters who generally have high turnout rates, they are perfectly fine with the status quo.

 

Voter suppression laws enacted in many states between the 2012 and 2016 elections have apparently worked their magic, and these changes were implemented by Republican state legislatures who were appalled that America had the gall to elect a mixed race President in 2008 and re-elect him in 2012.  For all the blowback President Trump is getting from members of his own party today, all will be forgiven and forgotten when 2018 rolls around.  Many of the pundits say, "but this time, it seems different...."  Sorry, but I don't buy that assertion at all.   :angry:

 

I believe Bogie asked a technical question; 'is there a way':  The answer is YES,   the GOP nominates someone else in 2020.   AND I wouldn't assume that this would never happen since many things associate with Trump that had never occurred before are occurring with Trump.

 

I agree with you that it is unlikely (just like a GOP Congress impeaching Trump prior to 2020),  but it could happen.   The GOP clearly wishes to retain the office and if they believe Trump has little to no chance to beat a Dem candidate the GOP establishment will try to drop him putting their money behind another GOP politician in the Primary.    

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45]D37T13ru_bigger.jpgJay Bookman AJCVerified account @jaybookmanajc

 

 

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Jay Bookman AJC Retweeted Donald J. Trump

Kelli Ward said that since John McCain is about to die, he should step down so she could get his job.

Yes she did: http://bit.ly/2fNGvMJ

 

If we are going to continue to call ourselves a Civilized Nation, you can't ignore people like this no matter where we find them.

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Trump blames Mitch McConnell and Jeff Sessions for not protecting him from the Russian investigation. That is why he insults them in public and is so angry with them.

 

Trump fired Comey for the same reason.

 

Trump is naive enough to believe that the Republican Party can protect him from Mueller's FBI investigation.

 

At this point it's hard to believe that he still thinks the American government is run the way he ran his bankrupt businesses.

 

If the Republican party continues to front for Trump, instead of representing the American people,

 

it will be thrown under the bus like so many of Trump's business victims--exp.Trump University losers--and unfortunate individual contractors who got taken for a ride after Trump jumped off in bankruptcy safety.

 

Small business people, Trump University losers, the Republican Party, the American people-- they mean nothing to Trump. The only thing he cares about is promoting himself and doing whatever he feels like doing at any particular moment.

 

Trump is not just unhinged--

 

He is a hopeless Pathological- Lying -Narcissistic -Egomaniac who has been

 

 

--Grab them by the *****--

 

 

* Out of Control his whole life.

 

 

 

*( Just ask the roommate Trump had in that posh private military school that he brags about.

 

When he was 12 years old, Trump tried to throw his roommate out the window because his side of the room was dirty. The only thing that saved the boy was that another student intervened.)

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.@PressSec accusing members of POTUS’s *own party* of “playing partisan politics” and “partisan bickering” w/ disaster relief

 

GOP Cannibalism-- this whole thing has the Fetid Aroma of Breitbart's own favorite white nationalist Steve Bannon.

 

They should have left h8m on the inside ******** out.

 

Now it's too late.

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NEW: GOP fears Trump is causing swing-district Republicans to retire http://hill.cm/bVR1CA5

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"Trump’s hostile takeover of the GOP is almost complete" http://hill.cm/DpdZZ7o

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Maybe trump really does like Chuck & Nancy,

 

and maybe he's still just a little Ole New Yorker Democrat from Queens.

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Send some love to @Newsweek for its current cover: A conservative speaks about how the GOP abandoned its principles and went insane.

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And the rest of the title would be--

 

 

How a traditional popular and respected American political party

 

caved into extremist right-wing fringe elements catering to

 

racist, misogynist, and anti-immigrant supporters,

 

by espousing a white America First ideology,

 

abandoning America's world leadership in politics and human rights,

 

while domestically pursuing the dictated interests of its billionaire financial backers,

 

to the detriment of millions of ordinary Americans.

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