The Funky Bunch…

It’s been said you are known by the company you keep. If this maxim holds true, what does this say about Donald Trump and his motley crew. If you’re keeping track, he has now had 4 people that has worked for him in the last 18 months that either indicted or have plead guilty to felonies. Most notable was his National Security Advisor Mike Flynn. Isn’t Trump the law & order guy? Wasn’t Hillary Clinton supposed to be the candidate that was going to be under constant scrutiny & investigations?

The Mueller Investigation continues to roll on and bear fruit. Time will tell what fruit is born from this investigation & more importantly what Republicans will actually do to hold this president accountable. As far as we the people go, stay informed & communicate with your Congressional leaders.

Seems like old times…

Something to keep in mind when reading this article, The Weekly Standard is a conservative publication. So what does it say when it gives one of its own such terrible grades. If you think a failing presidency is a shocking turn of events for Donald Trump, you haven’t paid attention. Trump was a very mediocre student in high school & into his college years. He failed at business, and to be staked to financial glory by his father Fred Trump. Even with all his advantages, he somehow managed to loose money when others prospered. Trump has filed bankruptcy six times, far more than any real successful companies or businessmen.

So, the fact that we are on the brink of a nuclear war with North Korea, legislation failures, infighting amongst his own party and staff. It was all there for us to see, sadly only the majority of us looked.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/a-presidential-report-card/article/2010527

The End or the Beginning….???

Remember when you thought it was a joke that Donald Trump was running as a Republican? Do you still remember how relieved you were when he won the nomination, and that Hillary Clinton would soon be the President of the United States. As we know now, a funny thing happened along the way to Inauguration Day 2017.

The good feeling many of us had when Barrack Obama was president was quickly erased that cold November night. It was replaced by something darker & colder & much more somber. How could there be 60 million Americans that could have voted for Trump ? During the election, Trump wasn’t shy who he was or what he stood for. Yet there they were, 81% of white Christian evangelicals voting for him, with all that knowledge & a side of the Access Hollywood tape.

The real question remains though, was this a wake up call for the rest of us, #TheResistance, will this re-energize the left in 2018? Is this just the beginning, are there more like Trump & Roy Moore?

This is a great article from New York Magazine & Frank Rich on that topic.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/11/frank-rich-trumpism-after-trump.html

Stay Classy Trump

Once again the worst person on the planet shows us all why he has that title. Tonight President Trump, it still heaves me out typing that, ended a program for displaced Haitians by an earthquake. Conventional wisdom says the main reason is these people are not Trumps favorite color, white or orange. Just another shameful day in Trump’s America.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-ends-humanitarian-protections-for-haitians-1511229004

Flirty Kellyanne….

In case you missed it this morning, Kellyanne Conway, runner up to the worst person on the planet in 2017, was on Fox & Friends. If you listened closely, you could hear her say vote for Roy Moore. Conway stated that the people of Alabama needed to vote for the candidate that represented Donald Trumps agenda, and that wasn’t Doug Jones. For a White House that has played coy over the last few weeks, this was the closest thing to an endorsement and the furthest thing from condemnation.

I understand partisan politics, I get it. However, this is something else all together. This man, I use the term loosely has been accused of sex with minors. Something he has not flatly denied. How have we sunk this low that the sitting governor of Alabama a woman, Kay Ivey went in front of cameras and said she believed the women, but would vote Moore anyway. Where does this leave us, what exactly is going to be rock bottom in the Trump era of Republicanism?

DACA’s Dark Day

On Tuesday most likely, President Trump will announce an end to President Obama’s DACA program. If your an ardent Trump supporter, this news probably thrills your little xenophobic heart. However, if your one of the roughly 65% of Americans that didn’t vote for Trump, its another blight & embarrassment. If your one of the Dreamers, it’s a sad end too your “American Dream”. 

  There are a great many things Trump has promised and hasn’t delivered. No Obamacare repeal anywhere in sight. His vaunted infrastructure package has yet to see the light of day. The “wall” will most likely never be built & if so, we the people will pay for it.  This however is one campaign promise the bigoted and xenophobic autocratic President will deliver on.  Not surprising or shocking for a man who just a few weeks ago defended the KKK & Nazi’s. 


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-surrogates-say-ending-daca-could-be-good-for-us-workers/2017/09/03/b61b2176-90cc-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html