We Need A Hero

It is undeniable that James Comey made a lot of bad choices, however, firing James Comey while investing Russian involvement in the US elections raises some questions.

Why fire FBI Director James Comey now?

Does the white house understand the meaning of conflict of interest?

Is this an admission that the investigation is getting too close to the truth?

We need a hero that can lead the American people.

Stop the madness.

Does Neil Gorsuch deserve a vote?

Congress is considering Predator Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Like Trump, Judge Gorsuch consistently favors institutions above people. While on the bench, Gorsuch has opposed reproductive freedom and women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, workers’ rights, and immigrants’ rights. His nomination is a threat to the rights of the American people.

“Gosh darn it,” I do not know what is truly in Neil Gorsuch’s heart. I am not sure if there were circumstances in the cases that led to his seemingly anti-American, pro-institution rulings.

We do know the Trump administration is under investigation for treason. We do know that Mitch McConnell, the senior United States Senator from Kentucky, has demonstrated nothing but hypocrisy in regards to Merrick Garland, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. We do know the Trump administration has not done one thing that has been in the best interest of the American people to date; everything is in the best interest of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. We do know that the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are tripping over themselves warning the American people that a Supreme Court nominee should not have to answer how he might vote on a divisive issue. We do know that the Republican Congress applaud Judge Neil Gorsuch’s adamant stance that he can separate opinion from his judicial duties.

Choosing to obstruct Neil Gorsuch’s nomination could be considered the equivalent of Mitch McConnell’s hypocritical response to Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination. It is evident; however, Judge Merrick Garland is equally qualified and would respond responsibly and thoughtfully regarding a judge’s responsibilities. It is also widely accepted, that distinguished jurists of all stripes support Judge Merrick Garland.

Conservative Senators allege that unless the Democrats vote overwhelmingly for Gorsuch, the country will descend into further divisiveness. The Republicans refused to grant Judge Merrick Garland a hearing, or even meet with him, not because he wasn’t eminently qualified, but because he was President Barack Obama’s choice.

If the Republicans truly believe what they said during these hearings, then they should encourage Predator Trump to nominate Judge Merrick Garland, and when the next position opens, he could then nominate Neil Gorsuch. Not only would this reduce the divisiveness, but it would also result in having one more remarkably competent justice on the Supreme Court.

Neil Gorsuch does not deserve a vote.

Neil Gorsuch should wait his turn.

Is the Ivanka Trump Nordstrom Scandal a Big Deal?

Before taking the oath of office, Predator Trump brushed aside questions concerning conflicts of interest surfacing from his family business. It took less than a month in office for Predator Trump to confirm; he has no intent to respect or honor ethics laws associated with his personal finances and the presidency of the United States.

Although the recent tiff between Ivanka Trump and Nordstrom department stores may not appear significant, it has raised the question of whether Predator Trump cares about anything other than his financial gain.

When the White House witch doctor, Kellyanne Conway, plugged the Ivanka line, apparently breaking ethics laws, the result was a thank you from Predator Trump and a statement from Sean Spicer that Kellyanne was “counseled.” Ultimately, there were no legal repercussions.

It is just a pattern of illegal behavior, clearly indicating that our illegitimate president is incapable of psychologically detaching himself from his family’s brand-driven financial interests. Predator Trump maintains he has no interest in relinquishing his controlling interest in the Trump Organization while his adult sons, Donald Jr., and Eric Trump “supposedly” head it.

Furthermore, staff members are willing to believe it is their jobs, as paid agents of Predator Trump, to defend his personal and his family’s private business interests rather than the interests benefitting the American people.

Does Predator Trump understand that he is the ultimate hypocrite? Do the voters that elected Trump, realize that, Predator Trump could care less about them and their prosperity? Predator Trump is out for his enrichment. The sad thing is that he made a deal with the devil, President Vladimir Putin, to steal an election so that he could gain more personal wealth. The same way Putin works in Russia.

The Nordstrom scandal only took a week. Nordstrom stated it would no longer carry Ivanka Trump brand-products, based on poor performance. There was a call to boycott companies that sold Trump products at the time, but Nordstrom denies dropping Ivanka was based on that protest. Days later, Predator Trump used his personal Twitter account to blame the Nordstrom decision on his politics, without any proof.

“My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person ― always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!” he tweeted. The official, government-owned @POTUS Twitter account re-tweeted it.

During the next daily press briefing, the White House communications director, Sean Spicer, attacked Nordstrom in his official capacity as a government spokesman. Similar to Predator Trump, Spicer, without evidence, insisted Nordstrom ceased to carry the Ivanka product line because “they have a problem with policies.” Spicer, like the Predator, ignored the store’s explanation.

Then came Kellyanne. Kellyanne told viewers during a morning interview on “Fox & Friends,” to go out and buy the Ivanka line, going as far as claiming she was going to give the line a free plug. Kellyanne’s lack of restraint is predictable when the villain at the top, has a willful disregard of conflicts of interest and ethical standards. Predator Trump set the standard when he failed to separate himself from his businesses entirely. Similarly, his eldest daughter had not separated herself from her line; despite saying she would when her spouse, Jared Kushner, took a position as a White House adviser.

Predator Trump’s defiance that he “can’t have a conflict of interest” has made its way to members of his staff, who treat Predator Trump’s business interests as if they were the interests of the American people. Sean Spicer seems not to understand that there is a difference between the federal government and Predator Trump.

Predator Trump’s comments about Nordstrom and the Ivanka lifestyle brand are just a piece of this outlandish conflict of interests. The Predator retains much larger holdings that could present greater conflicts, and have more significant consequences than the Nordstrom fiasco. An individual may decline to engage in a business venture. Local businesses could cancel their contracts with a Predator Trump business, or a foreign nation could interfere with the Predator’s overseas business holdings. Will there be political, Twitter of financial retribution or ramifications? If Nordstrom is any indicator, the answer is, yes.

Predator Trump, Sean Spicer, and Kellyanne Conway are indicating that the family business interests are an extension of Predator Trump’s elected position. As a result, it sets the tone that individuals, businesses, and other countries better not, if they want to remain in good favor, mess with Trump Inc.

Predator Trump seriously needs to consider if wants this job. If he cannot separate himself from his family and friend’s investments, we the people will end up paying the price. His actions are just another unnecessary distraction that will cost taxpayer dollars.

The real fear that Predator Trump plans to use his new job to enrich himself and his family business and not to pursue policy goals came true right before our eyes. Federal ethics laws prohibit executive branch employees, including Kellyanne, from promoting any private companies or commercial products. Even Representative Jason Chaffetz admitted Conway’s plug was a violation.

This violation does not concern Predator Trump, although he claims he wants to represent the people of the United States, he willing chose not to pay United States federal taxes for years. That does not make him smart. It reveals he has a disdain for any person, business or country that opposes his agenda and that he is excessive, dishonest, and greedy.

Who is worse – Predator Trump or Stephen Miller?

Despite Stephen Miller’s determined, but ultimately dreadful attempt to defend Predator Trump, Stephen Miller proved himself to be nothing but an unsuccessful clown auditioning for Predator Trump’s approval.

Stephen Miller, from now on referred to as Comrade Miller, Predator Trump’s senior policy adviser, made the rounds on Sunday’s political talk shows to uphold the administration’s position on several major issues. Poor Comrade Miller, he did not perform well.

On ABC’s “This Week,” Comrade Miller was unable to provide any evidence of Predator Trump’s delusion that “millions” of people had voted illegally. He told John Dickerson on CBS News that it was “crazy” for judges to rule on the constitutionality of laws. On “Fox News Sunday,” Miller alleged the three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of “having a long history of overreaching” and described their decision as “a judicial usurpation of the power.” When asked about the recently resigned Michael Flynn, Comrade Miller told Chuck Todd on “Meet The Press” that “It’s not for me to tell you what’s in the president’s mind.”

Predator Trump indicated otherwise praising Comrade Miller via Twitter “Congratulations Stephen Miller – on representing me this morning on the various Sunday morning shows. Great job!”

Comrade Miller went as far to say, “I’m prepared to go on any show, anywhere, any time and repeat it and say the president of the United States is correct 100 percent.”

Upping his freak factor, on every show Comrade Miller appeared to be reading from a prompter, disturbingly, he was not, but Predator Trump still wins the battle of the losers.

Comrade Miller was auditioning for the Predator’s approval, so by default, he cannot be worse.

Betsy DeVos – Just Vote No

Before the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, many Republican Senators indicated they were going to vote “yes.” In response, thousands of their constituents called, posted, and begged them to vote “no” because Betsy DeVos seemed overwhelmingly incompetent, and her confirmation could jeopardize their children’s future.

I watched the DeVos vote on the Senate floor, and all but two of the GOP cast their “yes” votes. I cannot help but wonder whether these Republicans would have the nerve to face the people who elected them.

In the past few weeks, Senate Republicans appear to have forgotten that they work for their constituents, not Predator Trump. Despite the protest from their constituents, Senate Republicans are acting like frightened children voting to approve Predator Trump’s sinister cast of cabinet nominees. It seems obvious they will not do the right thing and vote the same for Predator Trump’s agenda.

We must stand up and hold all our Senators accountable for every vote. Predator Trump displays no understanding of how our government works and no ability to lead responsibly; we the people must empower the Senate to lead.

Please vote responsibly!

Can Predator Trump Make Bad Decisions On His Own?

It is easy to point the finger at Steve Bannon and claim he is pulling all the strings compelling Predator Trump to make poor choices but is Steve Bannon really in charge? It is clear that Predator Trump is mentally ill, but he is nonetheless capable of making bad decisions.

The driving force of Predator Trump’s decisions is to win. He will do anything to win.

  • Lie, Most definitely
  • Cheat, The election
  • Blame, “So-called judge.”
  • Whine, “My crowd was the biggest ever.”
  • Kill, President Vladimir Putin

“Win” is his favorite word, and the only way Predator Trump can continue to “win” is to get re-elected. Steve Bannon has an abundance of objectives, America as a White, Christian, Muslim-killing nation appears to top the list, but Predator Trump’s only goal is to be a winner. The only way he can do that is seeking re-election. He has to have two terms to be a winner or else die trying.

Although Predator Trump may be mentally disabled, he is not stupid. Shortsighted, uninformed, ignorant of the human condition, yes, but he is not a complete imbecile. Predator Trump knows what must be done to have a chance at re-election. He must continue his illusion by delivering on his campaign promise of five percent economic growth, which most economists agree is unfeasible without entirely stripping all regulations, but he’s working on it. Predator Trump would have to put tariffs on foreign-made goods, working on that too. He would have to free up Wall Street at the expense of Main Street. Check and check.

Steve Bannon’s agenda of white supremacy isn’t the driving force behind Predator Trump’s choices; it is the fear of not getting re-elected. Predator Trump is capable of making his very own bad decisions. Predator Trump is relying on the fact that he’ll get that five percent growth, and re-election, before his road kill policies takes hold. Move quick enough to win before the inevitably higher cancer rates from unregulated pollution, the higher prices for consumer goods erupting from trade wars with the rest of the world, and the shrinking middle class and greater wealth inequality reveal all his executive orders are entirely self-serving. He will continue the suspension of facts as a basis for policy. Predator Trump will do whatever is necessary to win and to hide his biggest fear, that he is truly a loser.

We Must Watch

It’s not a stretch to assert that Predator Trump’s first two weeks in the White House rank among the most cynical, offensive, and embarrassing moments in our country’s history.

The depressing reality is he is just beginning, and Republicans in Congress have done nothing, but recoil in fear of a Twitter attack. One thing we must grant Predator Trump is that although he may look like a walking heart attack, he keeps on going like an energizer bunny.

As a result of his of insecurity, ineptitude, arrogance, and delusions of crowd size, a movement is growing. Everywhere, people are standing up and speaking out against Predator Trump’s agenda, assembling and protesting, not in support of a political party over another, but in defense of the values that define what it means to be human and American.

Like every con man, he tries to distract. His weapon was Twitter, controlling the news cycles with outrageous claims or personal attacks. Now he uses every deceptive tactic at his disposal to shift attention from his real agenda. One day, fire an Attorney General, the next; appoint a Justice to the Supreme Court, but he is sloppy, like his clothing. His deceptions are easily identified, like the ridiculous length of his ties, but we must not give into indifference, we must continue to pay attention, we must watch.

Predator Trump made a deal with the devil, President Vladimir Putin, and he continues to mislead a lot of people that put him in the White House. Now we must pay close attention to every move Predator Trump, and his supremacist friend Steve Bannon make despite the time or day of the week. We must respond to every one of the their “alternative facts,” on everything from the size of his crowds to his pitiful and unfounded voter fraud claims. We must call out the hypocrisy of his outlandish Mexican wall, his unlawful Muslim ban, his eviscerating of the Affordable Care Act, his reckless Cabinet nominees, and even his daughter’s choice to wear a $5K dress to a gala when families are being torn apart by the inept execution of unlawful ban.

We must watch until Predator Trump’s tyranny is exposed and, our House of Representatives impeach him for corruption and recklessness. If they do not, we must wait and expose every lie, every betrayal, and every inept action, until we can elect a Congress in 2018 that will remove Predator Trump from office.

We must watch.

Can the United States Function Without a Legitimate President?

Mr. Trump’s first week in the Oval office was a busy one. He signed thirteen executive orders, adorned the Oval Office in gold, and dominated the news with tweets and photos.

 

Friday, January 20th – Inauguration day:

Mr. Trump decides to mimic the Washington D.C. weather, and delivers a dark speech, in his words, “carnage.” Later the same day, Mr. Trump signs an executive order to “ease the burden” of the Affordable Care Act, the first of thirteen photo opportunities.

 

Saturday, January 21st – The next day:

People worldwide take to the streets in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington in opposition to Mr. Trump. Madonna in her surprise appearance said, “Good did not win the election, but good will win in the end.” Then my favorite part, “To our detractors, that insist that this march will never add up to anything, F**k you.”

 

Sunday, January 22nd – The day after the march:

Kellyanne Conway introduces the phrase “alternative facts” in defense of Sean Spicer being told to insist the crowds at the Inauguration were the largest in history.

 

Monday, January 23rd – The first official day:

Mr. Trump kills the already dead TPP, tells the Department of Homeland Security to, “Build the wall,” reinstates a ban on international aid groups that perform abortions, signs an executive order to withhold money from sanctuary cities, and claims three to five million illegal votes cost him to lose the popular vote.

 

Tuesday, January 24th – Assault on the EPA:

Mr. Trump halts all new environmental protection contracts and grants, and he decrees a media blackout at the EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, banning press releases, blogs or any social media. Mr. Trump also revives the XL Keystone and Dakota pipelines.

 

Wednesday, January 25th – Illegal voting narrative resumes:

Mr. Trump calls for an investigation into voter fraud, which even Sean Spicer couldn’t defend anymore.

 

Thursday, January 26th – Twitter war with Mexico:

Mr. Trump tweets that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto should cancel his trip to Washington D.C. if Mexico refuses to pay for Mr. Trump’s wall. President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled his trip. Mr. Trump then introduces a 20% import tax claiming Mexico will pay for his wall. I do not think Mr. Trump understands that the tax means the U.S. consumer will be paying. Mr. Trump also claims he wants to bring back torture, but not really because his Defense Secretary knows better.

 

Friday, January 27th – First face-to-face:

After Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled, Mr. Trump’s first meeting with a world leader ends up being British Prime Minister Theresa May. The meeting appeared cordial, until later in the week, when British Prime Minister Theresa May denounces Mr. Trump’s antics. Meanwhile, Mr. Trump orders the Pentagon to review the military, and the shadowy Mr. Pence hosts the annual abortion march. Then Mr. Trump out does himself and signs an executive order that temporarily halts the nation’s refugee program blocking all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days with special additional travel restrictions for refugees from Muslim countries that do not have Trump hotels.

 

Saturday, January 28th – First day of Mr. Trump’s travel ban:

Protestors rally and flood major U.S. airports and international airports around the world while the unprepared implementation of the ban triggers mass confusion and hysteria. Later in the day, sounder minds intervene and issue a temporary stay on Mr. Trump’s immigration ban.

 

Sunday, January 29th – The day after the stay on Mr. Trump’s travel ban:

Protests continue, and Mr. Trump does not understand why anyone could think the ban was a bad idea. Bless his heart; one would think Mr. Trump might appreciate that poor execution of a good proposal does not work. Bad execution of an irresponsible plan is a catastrophe.

 

Although Mr. Trump’s inauguration was on Friday, January 20th, Mr. Trump demonstrates nothing but incompetence and incoherence, similar to the presidential primaries and the presidential campaign. Mr. Trump continues to practice his self-deception theory, “repeat something enough times and it becomes true.” The word “apologize,” remains indefinable and Russian President Vladimir Putin had nothing to do with the outcome of U.S. elections.

Consequently, I shall not refer to Mr. Trump as a legitimate president. Until Mr. Trump proves he is deserving of the office, the House of Representatives impeaches him, or he realizes he is in way over his head, and he resigns, I will refer to him as Predator Trump.

The question remains. Can the United States function without a legitimate President?

Alternative Facts

Mr. Trump’s White House counselor Kellyanne Conway created a new term to explain White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s statements the day after Mr. Trump’s swearing into office. Apparently, size matters, because Sean Spicer was instructed to lie about the numbers in the crowd at Mr. Trump’s inauguration. Rather than admitting to lying, Kellyanne Conway asserted, Sean Spicer, told us “alternative facts.”

The reality is Mr. Trump has a distant relationship with the truth. It appears Mr. Trump believes if he repeats his lies then they become real. Unfortunately, that is not how it works, and ultimately the truth reveals itself.

Mr. Trump can continue to insult and accuse the press of being dishonest, but for anyone paying attention, it is apparent Mr. Trump lies continuously, to win elections and protect his inflated ego. Mr. Trump can apparently fool some of the people all of the time, but eventually, his lies and deception will catch up with him. Mr. Trump will never admit it, but eventually, he will get caught, and he will not be able to lie his way out.

I feel sorry for the people who believe in Mr. Trump. It is remarkable how Mr. Trump claims he is holding the press accountable. We the people have to hold Mr. Trump responsible for his lack of professionalism and his endless deception.

How will the truth reveal itself? I do not know, but there is precedence; President Nixon played a similar game, and the truth revealed itself, and President Nixon resigned long before we learned most of the ugly truth.

Does The Truth Matter?

Donald Trump’s unexpected victory and recent inauguration will force the people of the United States to address a series of unprecedented predicaments over private debts, nepotism, anonymous loans, hidden tax returns, a questionable financial history, several criminal investigations, and a frenzied desire to attack anyone who criticizes anything about him. All these issues and more will be ongoing while Mr. Trump is serving in the highest public office.

Additionally, setting aside the fact that Mr. Trump doesn’t understand the definition of “Fake News,” he continues to accuse our intelligence leaders of leaking “Fake News” that embarrasses his fragile ego. Until recently, Mr. Trump refused to acknowledge the involvement of Vladimir Putin’s meddling in the United States election that undoubtedly swayed the results in his favor. Even in his admission, he denies the selected leaking of hacked and doctored information, which he chose to repeat during his campaign daily, had any effect on the end results.

Why should the people of United States have to manage up to a disrespectful, insecure, hypocritical, egotist who refuses the long-standing presidential tradition of yielding his holdings to an independent manager? As an alternative, he prefers to fuel doubts of conflicts of interests over his businesses’ many financial and foreign ties by pretending he is giving control to his sons.

Even if Mr. Trump’s divisive demeanor tempers and he rises to the role of president of the United States, the people of the United States will still have a lot to consider.

Can Mr. Trump function with a Republican majority congress that knows he is unstable?

Mr. Trump lacks patience for anyone with opposing views. In the debates, and on Twitter, he attacks, insults and demeans his opponents. How will that play with Congress? Will he attempt to intimidate through policy decisions, when Congress opposes him?

Will the Republican establishment attempt to undermine Mr. Trump?

While many Americans voted for and appreciated that Mr. Trump is not part of the establishment, the fact is, getting things done will be contingent on the already established infrastructure of his party. Mr. Trump will probably be the first president in recent history that will have significant opposition from both sides. Republicans may want to send a message that they will never allow an attempt to steamroll their party again. Democrats will oppose him on issues that are irresponsible or socially dividing.

Can Mr. Trump negotiate with other world leaders?

Mr. Trump seems to think alpha leaders like Russian President Putin will respect another alpha leader like himself. Mr. Trump either forgot or did not know that Russian President Putin had a personal vendetta against Secretary of State Hilary Clinton because she stood up to him and called him out for meddling in the Russian elections. Given the opportunity, President Putin, who apparently succeeded, would have helped anyone win the election over Hilary Clinton. Mr. Trump does not seem to understand that his ego makes him susceptible to all types of psychological attacks, ultimately becoming an easier target than Russian President Putin dreamed. Mr. Trump’s leadership style will likely antagonize allies and foes.  Unfortunately, foreign policy has consequences and Mr. Trump’s inability to show leadership, show any inclination toward diplomacy, or properly vet cabinet selections is troublesome.

Can Mr. Trump mend relationships with minority groups and where will Mr. Trump’s evolving view on immigration reform lead?

Mr. Trump played to American’s fears of diversity, emboldening hate groups, and relished in demeaning minority groups. As a result, Mr. Trump is often called a hate filled racist, homophobic, xenophobe that wants to ban the media from exposing his hypocrisy. The media finally realized the ratings Mr. Trump brought with his controversial tweets and his eagerness to appear on every cable show, are no longer worth the ratings. Meanwhile, Mr. Trump continues to admonish protesters and belittle the press, and as a result, he will have to endure civil unrest in many cities across America, and around the world. In regards to immigration, Mr. Trump gave us whiplash pivoting from a hardline approach to a more refined tempered stance. The question remains, can Mr. Trump overcome this stigma and work in close collaboration and more efficiently with all Americans especially communities he bitterly insulted on his way to the oval office?

Will Mr. Trump cause irreparable damage to the environment?

Mr. Trump campaigned calling climate change “a hoax” and is attempting to fill his cabinet with representatives of fossil fuel industries. Mr. Trump promises to boost jobs by abandoning President Obama’s clean energy plans. Mr. Trump previously pledged to pull the US out of the Paris climate deal. Once again, however, concealing his true intentions, Mr. Trump has toned-down his view, claiming he now has an “open mind” on US participation in the deal.

What are the real intentions of Mr. Trump? Does Mr. Trump want to be President of the United States, or does he just want to achieve megastar status? He does not have the charisma to be a celebrity based on talent or artistic achievement. Is Mr. Trump just seeking approval by conning the disenfranchised to blindly following? It is clear he cares more about personal perception than anything else, and Mr. Trump will most likely use the office of President of the United States to belittle his imaginary enemies and attempt to make as much money as he can regardless of his disenfranchised followers. The problem is the people who voted for him thought he would represent them.

Unfortunately for the citizens of the United States, Mr. Trump only represents Mr. Trump. He had an opportunity to help by paying his fair share of taxes. Mr. Trump chose not to pay taxes for fifteen years, why would he change now, because he is President of the United States?  I don’t think that is enough to turn this charlatan into a humanitarian.