Now that this pathetic excuse for a human being, Donald Trump, has been Putin's lackey for one hundred days everyone is trying to find a way to assess his accomplishments, unfortunately they are finding nothing. But what did they expect from a fraud and loser of a businessman. Filing bankruptcy multiple times does not make you smart it means you lack judgement and intelligence, two ingredients necessary to have a successful business. Trump' fortune was handed down from his Klan-affiliated daddy who made his money through government housing programs and fraud. Donald continued the business model and expanded in by building discriminatory housing projects, using debt-financing to over-reach in the commercial real estate market, fleecing his employees, and probably (to be proven) was collaborating with money laundering activities of the American Mafia and Russians Mafia.
He ran a campaign of lies, racism, and xenophobia because he knew he was appealing to America's uneducated and racist majority. He knew that a majority of states consistently elected Republicans who denied them a higher standard of living, good public education, a clean environment, and exacerbated inequality. With this knowledge in hand, he devised a campaign that played them like a puppet on a string. He even got white women (53%) to vote for him after being exposed as a male chauvinist pig.
Trump has spent his first hundred days signing half-ass executive orders that he doesn't even read or understand. Many of them blocked by the federal courts on constitutional grounds, none of which Trump understands. He has/is gutting Obama's environmental and financial regulations and his ignorant base is still backing him with 96% support. (Although it is difficult to admit you are a fool when you don't know you are one). Trump is now threatening North Korea; he has lied about an attack on Syria and wasted millions of dollars launching 59 cruise missiles; and finally dropped a $15 million MOAB on Afghanistan to kill some dirt.
But the real game for Trump has been to enrich himself and his family. His daughter, Ivanka, has trademark deals in China, Trump's hotels are profiting in Turkey, Russia, US, and elsewhere. Trump has made a point of heaping praise on every leader of every country that he has investments and steadfastly refuses to show his tax returns. The corruption is real and has just begun. Hold your hats, the ones that says: MAKE AMERICA BROKE AGAIN!!!
America's White House has become the domicile of the sleaziest president in history (excepting Bill Clinton's affairs with an intern). He supports the serial sexual molester, Bill O'Reilly, who after decades of expanding profits for Faux News was finally fired. It took a great deal of courage for FN to fire O'Reilly since they have traditionally put profit ahead of respecting women or the truth. But in the end, the lost of sponsors (money) made them see the light.
The next question to ask is how long will it take to expose Trump as another sleazy sexual molester. There are pending lawsuits and an Entertainment Tonight tape being kept hidden but as always, it will be exposed. In the meanwhile, Trump hosted the right wing gutter dweller , Ted Nugent, another sexual predator and the idiot Sarah Palin at the White House yesterday as news of O'Reilly's firing was announced. Clearly, Trump likes to associate with the sleaze, the corrupt, and the incompetent.
His first hundred days has been a highlight reel of lies, fake news, illegal bombing attacks, and assorted ravings about being spied upon, etc. But the real stories are the $107 million dollars his inauguration committee has absconded with, the $500 thousand in redirected PAC money he has diverted for personal use, and of course his coordinating with Putin to steal the election. Don't be distracted by the sleaze factor, the real objective for Trump and the GOP is to rob the country.
Kansans will never learn. Tuesday night people in the 4th Congressional District of Kansas(the Wichita area) had an opportunity to elect a progressive Democrat, James Thompson, to the House seat vacated by the clown and now CIA Director, Mike Pompeo. They didn't. Instead they elected the incumbent state treasury, Bob Estes, a man who ignored voters and the press. A man who supported the second worst governor, Sam Brownback, in the US who willingly bankrupted the state, ravaged the schools, denied the ACA Medicaid expansion for 150,000 people and parceled out tax breaks for corporations. This is who they elected.
Although Estes only won by seven percentage points in a district where Trump had won by twenty-plus, the Democratic Party took the lost as a gain. (Glad the Demos don't play basketball).
The real issue is not that the Demo. lost; it is that the voters of this district and the whole state are so stupid that they still vote for Republicans! They don't seem to understand that the people they elect, Republicans, are the ones that are shoving a cob up their asses. Their elected representatives preach against abortion, gays, illegal immigrants, affirmative action, the social safety net , and the war on Christianity and they don;t realize that they are the targets.
Thomas Frank in his book "What's the Matter with Kansas?" stated that:
Their grandstanding leaders never deliver, their fury mounts and mounts, and nevertheless they turn out every two years to return their right-wing heroes to office for a second, a third, a twentieth try. The trick never ages; the illusion never wears off. Vote to stop abortion; receive a rollback in capital gains taxes. Vote to make our country strong again; receive deindustrialization. Vote to screw those politically correct college professors; receive electricity deregulation. Vote to get government off our backs; receive conglomeration and monopoly everywhere from media to meatpacking. Vote to stand tall against terrorists; receive Social Security privatization. Vote to strike a blow against elitism; receive a social order in which wealth is more concentrated than ever before in our lifetimes, in which workers have been stripped of power and CEOs are rewarded in a manner beyond imagining.
And apparently what Frank said in 2006 still holds true today. After almost eight years of Brownback mismanagement and malfeasance, the voters have learned nothing; they elect his surrogate. They elect a man to continue the same policies that screwed them locally to promote those policies in D.C. Fools never learn, FUGITABOUT THEM!!!
Pr*sident Trump launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at $1.4 million per to con dumb Americans into believing he was a strong leader concerned about Syria gassing women and children. The same women and children he has banned from seeking asylum in the US. Naturally, they fell for the lie, at least, according to some polls.
The real story is that the attack was an orchestrated event to raise Trump's approval ratings and to distract from his treasonous behavior with Russia to win the 2016 election. Trump notified Russia beforehand of the attack and evidence is emerging that Russia was actually trying to cover up the attack which they allowed Assad to conduct in the first place. Although no evidence has emerged, I would not be surprised if Putin did not advise Trump to make the attack as a way of deflecting from the scandal. Afterall, Putin and Assad could care less about killing innocent civilians and Trump being such a failure and egomaniac would jump at any idea to deflect scrutiny of his treason.
There is no coherent Syria policy from this administration and there never will be. The Trumpites are grasping at straws in Syria and now North Korea. They have moved Navy forces close to the North Korean region just for show and to create another distraction. There is no policy, no diplomacy, and certainly no justification except to distract from a failed presidency enabled by a corrupt House and Senate and a dumber-than-dog-shit voting populace.
If you are a student of Real History , then you are familiar with the history of America's Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist organization created by the one percent to murder, rape, and pillage Blacks, Jews, Catholics after the Civil War. They would generally attack at night while their victims slept. Our GOP Congress reminds me of the Klan in the tactics used to govern: they gather in closed sessions at night to pass/create legislation that benefits their corporate masters and screws the people, especially the bottom 90%.
For example, the thief of Merland Garland's Supreme Court seat by Imperial Dragon/Wizard, or whatever, Sen. Mitch McConnell. A thief accomplished by legislative chicanery and aided by his fellow thieves and racists in the Senate. This deed was based on instructions from psychotic billionaires like Anschultz, Mercer, and the Koch Brothers. It was accomplished with support of the rest of the cowardly GOP senators and a few Democratic sellouts, as always.
Or consider the House where Grand Wizard, Paul Ryan, the country's great intellectual fraud, has sponsored legislation designed to deny healthcare to millions of working people and the retired in this country. He has promoted policies that eviscerates the federal budget and social safety net, the same one he benefited from after his alcoholic father died. He, of course, is supported by like-minded, do nothing buffoons who spend their time pandering to racists and other idiots. Ryan lacks the ability to pass any meaning legislation that benefits the majority of Americans. He spends most of his time fundraising (accepting bribes) from corporate masters and others who lack the moral courage to move the country forward.
And finally, we have the enablers, the ones who stand silent and whisper among themselves and are too stupid to realize that they are the eventual targets of the Kongress. The 53% of white women Trump voters, the 23% of Latinos, the 8% of blacks that supported Trump, and lastly the 90 million who don't bother to vote at all. These are the Kongress's silent moral-less majority. It would almost funny if it was not so sad.
Since the beginning of the Trump Con Campaign, I have been trying to understand the depth of ignorance and stupidity of Trump voters. Needless to say it has been a fruitless task but I did see a Washington Post article that allowed me to complete more of the puzzle. The article entitled: "Trump budget would hit rural towns hard — but they’re willing to trust him" is about a small Oklahoma town named, Durant near the Texas-Oklahoma border. The town voted overwhelmingly for Trump as did all the counties in the state.
The town has 16,000 people and it is broke just like the entire state. From the article:
Durant has already undergone years of state budget cuts, as Oklahoma has been unable to balance its increasing costs with declines in the oil industry, tax cuts and generous corporate tax credits. That has made federal funds even more vital to the city, especially for programs that serve the poor and working class.
Now the town is worried about Trump's proposed budget which would kill the few social safety net programs they have left. And the voters there concerned as one voter said: “I have high hopes for Trump, but if he’s going to be cutting these kinds of programs, that’s going to be one,” Harris said. “And we’ll see. I hope I don’t get up to 10, but I will give him one for that.”
As an outside observer, I have to wonder did this voter ever have concerns when her Republican governor, legislature, county, and/or city government. enacted the tax giveaways to corporations, etc? Does this voter know that federal money goes to the state government first, in most states, before it is disbursed locally and that the state can just keep it? Does this voter and the other Trump suckers know what the role of state and county government is in terms of satisfying the needs of the people? Does this voter and the other suckers know that their lives are directly impacted by local government? My guess is that they don't. And as a result, many of these ignorant raving Trump voters who complain constantly about the federal government not helping them are really complaining about the worthless government they neglected to vote for locally and/or state-wide but are too dumb to know the difference.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to notice that all Red States, governed by republicans, are welfare states but we have to remember being stupid in America is a fulltime job.
Comments to think about.