The Other Half….

Some interesting poll numbers out from the Wall Street Journal, regarding Russia’s interference in the Presidential election. What’s interesting, to me anyway, is that only half of those polled believed Russia had interfered. Take that in for a second, 17 intelligence communities agreed our election was interfered with, but only half of America believes we were. Considering that only 24% of the country voted for Trump, that is a staggering amount of disbelief or ignorance, however to see it, I choice the latter. A deeper look into the polling shows that only 26% people believed Trump would have lost, had Russia not interfered. Again, a staggering low number. Trump won the presidency by only 78,000 votes, period. I guess some silver lining to the polling was that 63% weren’t sure what affect the interference had. Naturally, one can assume the 36% that felt Russia didn’t hack or interfere were most likely Trump voters. 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/about-half-of-americans-think-russia-interfered-with-election-through-hacking-poll-finds-1484686800

Repeal Replace Repeat…

So for years the Republicans have literally salivated over the prospect of repealing Obamacare. It’s what’s driven them, kept them up late at nights. There is only one problem, in their fervor for greatness, the forgot to spend the last few years crafting a replacement. Looking at the Affordable Care Act, and making tweaks. Instead, they spent years on empty rhetoric. Here we go, a high wire without a net. 

Trump’s Big Score

One thing President Elect Trump has been good at his entire career, is fleecing people out of money. Looks like he is up to it again, this time he will do it as the president. Trump has raised over $90 million dollars for his inauguration. Raising money for an inauguration is nothing new, however the amount that Trump raised & keeping it a secret is. Some of the names & companies that have leaked sure makes it look like a pay for play deal. Once again, Donald Trump is perverting the system for his own personal gain.

Take a look at the company’s funding this farce. From Robert Reich. 

Trump is on target to raise more than $90 million — a record amount — to pay for days of Inaugural activities, including receptions, balls and the parade. 

His inaugural committee is offering access to Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence and their families in exchange for at least six-figure donations. For $100,000, donors will receive two tickets for dinner and a policy discussion with select Cabinet appointees. For $250,000, two tickets to a lunch with women of the first family. For $1 million, four tickets to a lunch featuring Cabinet appointees and congressional leaders and four tickets to a dinner with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen.

But Trump is trying to keep secret the names of the companies donating millions (a break from his Republican and Democratic predecessors in the White House).

Some corporate names have been leaked. I think it appropriate that you boycott them, and let their CEOs know you won’t do business with companies that collude with a tyrant: 

Chevron: $500,000.

Boeing: $1 million, 

UPS 

JPMorgan Chase 

Bank of America

Deloitte

AT&T

What do you think?

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article126518069.html

Be Heard On 1-20-17!!!

One thing we all know about our soon to be President, is that he has the temperament of an extremely small & immature child, no offense to children. Additionally the Orange Hitler has one of the most massive ego’s in recorded world history, this statement may be unverifiable through fact checking, but in the words of Trump, “believe me”

One way We The People & The Resistance can fight back, is help make Trump’s Inauguration historic. However, it’s not going to be the type of history Trump wants to be a part of.

Here is some helpful information from the Washington Post on times, dates and locations. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2017/01/13/your-guide-to-inauguration-demonstrations-marches-and-protests/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.26cc190fa618

Trump Sound & Fury

What, is Donald Trump going to do after 1/20/17 ? He will be sworn in as President, and for at least a year or more he will have no opponent to bash, no one to throw unsubstantiated rumors at to throw off the media & his wholly uninformed supporters.  Trump tweeted again about Hillary Clinton “being guilty as hell”. As you would say Mr. Trump, wrong!!! Clinton has been completely cleared & exonerated. The only question that remains now is how badly the F.B.I botched the investigation.  The rest of your spew is just sound & fury. 

More on this from Robert Reich & The New York Times. 

In the wake of news that the Justice Department’s inspector general is investigating FBI director James B. Comey over his actions in the final days of the campaign, Trump tweeted this morning: “What are Hillary Clinton’s people complaining about with respect to the F.B.I. Based on the information they had she should never… have been allowed to run – guilty as hell.”

“Guilty as hell?” 

1. The investigation has nothing to do with whether Hillary Clinton violated the law with her private email server. Instead, it will center on why Mr. Comey sent a public letter to Congress in the last days of the campaign announcing the FBI was reopening the Clinton emails investigation after discovering other messages on the laptop of Anthony D. Weiner, the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide. Days later, Comey announced the computer held no incriminating evidence. Comey’s announcement clearly damaged Hillary Clinton’s campaign. 

2. We now know that Comey and the FBI were also investigating Russian operatives and their intervention in the presidential election on behalf of Trump, and possible connections between the Trump campaign and the Russians – but Comey and the FBI never announced they were doing so. By announcing the reopening of the Clinton investigation but saying nothing about the Trump investigation, the FBI seems to have been playing favorites in the campaign – a clear violation of the FBI’s role, and a threat to democracy. Hopefully the investigation will also examine this.

3. Trump obviously doesn’t want to the inspector general’s investigation to cast further doubt on the legitimacy of his presidential win. But for him to respond to the investigation by tweeting that Hillary Clinton is “guilty as hell” is even below the low bar he’s already set. The man lies compulsively, and will say anything to divert attention from what’s really going on. 

What do you think?

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/us/politics/donald-trump-transition.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Stand With Senator Warren!!

Being the resistance meaning taking the fight squarely to the Republicans & President Elect Trump on as many issues as possible. Trump’s conflicts are a real & unprecedented problem. Contact your Senator today and them know you support Senator Elizabeth Warrens bill. 

The follow instructions & information was provided by Robert Reich. 

Trump has stated clearly that he won’t voluntarily solve his conflicts of interest, so we need to force him. 

The bill Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced Monday would do just that — forcing the President and Vice President to disclose and divest their assets.

Trump thinks the American people don’t care about his tax returns, conflicts of interest, or transparency. He’s wrong.

This is the time for all Democrats, and those Republicans of conscience, to show they have the courage to stand up to a President-elect who thinks the rules don’t apply to him.

Ask your Senator to co-sponsor Elizabeth Warren’s bill. Sign this petition, share it with your friends, then call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to speak to your senators so you can urge them to support this bill (S. 65).


https://secure2.convio.net/comcau/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1874&s_src=1874&s_subsrc=reich

Women’s March!!

Just so you know: On January 21, marches are planned all over the United States and the world to protest Trump’s presidency. The Women’s March on Washington is the biggest, but if you can’t get there, you might consider one of the ones nearest you. See the accompanying map and information. (Men are welcome as well, as is the whole LBGTQ community.)


https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters

Spanning The Country 

Spanning The Country makes stops on the left coast at the Los Angeles Times & on the east cost at the Washington Post. Two big headlines dominated most of the country’s headlines today. One being The Department of Justice investigation of the F.B.I. and Director James Comey. The investigation comes at the urging of both members of Congress & the Senate, so its politically driven in nature. With that being said, the so called Comey Letter, and how the investigation was handled in those critical, extremely important 11 days before the election needs to be thoroughly examined & explained to the American people. 

The other dominant headlines across the country was the major contradictions of many of President Elect Trumps nominees the last few days. Obviously many of Trump’s positions are so ludicrous in nature & so ridiculous that many of the nominees felt they couldn’t agree with Trump on the record in a confirmation hearing. At any rate it has been great political theater & quite embarrassing for Trump. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/us/politics/trump-cabinet-mattis-tillerson.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Into The Night-Obamacare 

The Republicans last night took two unusual steps last night. One was they were actually working, not obstructing, and two they worked late into the night. The goal is obviously the PR move repealing Obamacare as quickly as possible. A side note, at his press conference yesterday President Elect Trump had a range of the replacement being in place a week or so to within the hour. My money is on none of that, but I digress. 

No universal healthcare is perfect, and Obamacare had its flaws, but they are fixable. Like their master, Republicans are shameless self promoters. This is an attempt to retool & rebrand an already successful healthcare program. Though it’s not perfect, it’s far more than any Republicans have ever come up with. 

Here is some insight on what happened last night from Robert Reich. 

Last night, Senate Republicans took their first major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act — approving a budget blueprint that would allow them to gut the health care law with just 51 votes, without the threat of a Democratic filibuster.

The final vote, which ended just before 1:30 a.m., followed votes on numerous amendments. Senate Republicans voted against amendments that would:

1. Allow young people up to 26 to stay on insurance;

2. Lower prescription drug cost by allowing importation of pharmaceuticals from Canada;

3. Guarantee that women do not pay more for insurance than men because of their gender; 

4. Guarantee that rural hospitals will stay open;

5. Guarantee that those with pre-existing conditions will not be charged more and will be protected.

Remember these votes. Remember this is the Republican Party. Individual Democratic senators are sticking up for what’s good for America. We also need a Democratic Party that’s not just a giant fund-raising machine but a movement — a party that can turn the outrage most Americans now feel into a tidal wave of organized indignation that will win back the Senate and the House. 

What do you think?


http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/us/politics/health-care-congress-vote-a-rama.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share