And this 56% is a poll of voters from the conservative network Fox news who says that the Oval Office maniac is tearing the nation apart. Now I have my doubts about any figures that come out of Fox, and even whether or not it is a real news network. But taken as they are, these numbers should make any lucid and level-headed person cringe. That would not include the 35% to 40% of the double-digits that still support T-rump. Politico reports that, “…only 33 percent of voters overall said they believe the president is “drawing the country together.” This has to be included in those dull-witted percentages above.
55% disapprove of Donald Trump
Trump’s disapproval rating reached a high of 55 percent this month but, “…90 percent of voters still support the ballot they cast in the November 2016 presidential election. Not too surprising since Trump effectively lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, also the fact that his ardent fans will never give in, a reflection of the narcissist they support. Considering Charlottesville, Scaramucci, Steve Bannon plus other recent White House botched calamities, it is simply shocking that this simpleton is still in office. Congress remains quiet, with Democrats unable to cure the quagmire they are in and do anything about it. Bring on the Progressives.
Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post says: “It’s time to talk about Trump’s mental health.” He is serious when he asks, “How unstable and divorced from reality is President Trump?” That is a condemning question when you are asking about the President of the United States, and the American public should be concerned. Some are but the Blog FiveThirtyEight reports that up to 40 percent of the country still supports him and “…won’t abandon him any time soon, and they don’t necessarily care about some of the controversies that the ‘mainstream media’ treats as game-changing developments.” Houston, we have a problem.
Even congressional representatives think Trump is unstable
Robinson wonders if his lunatic antics are just a front for the double-digit base [my words] he is constantly playing to, and to keep his enemies off balance. But why is government literally at a standstill when this maniac has the bully pulpit? Congress says: “I certainly think that there’s an issue with the president’s capability,” Rep. Adam Schiff; Trump “is showing signs of erratic behavior and mental instability that place the country in grave danger,” fellow California Rep. Jackie Speier. This is an uncomfortable subject, but with all the evidence that has been presented, justifies action. How do you force a psychotic president to go to a psychiatrist?
This video from renowned psychiatrists and psychologists on Trump’s mental health is frightening…
A Washington Post headline might make one think that a military coup could be in the making in Donald Trump’s administration: “Military leaders consolidate power in Trump administration.” The term used by the WP for their presence was “ubiquitous,” which, of course, means found everywhere, especially at the same time. T-rump has surrounded himself with billionaires and current and retired generals, and it would appear that he is at least listening to the latter, considering General John Kelly has tamed his Twitter use. Five of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are also credited with taking a more forceful condemnation of hate on Charlottesville that Trump.
Battlefield commanders in control at White House
Military battlefield commanders include White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and national security adviser H.R. McMaster. So far, the trio has T-rump’s ear establishing a relationship where he, at least, has confidence in their judgment. Critics consider them the first calming effect of the Oval Office. The question is whether the generals will be able to control Donald Trump to at least follow reasonable advice. Or will it be necessary for these generals to take control of a deteriorating administration, taking over a failing government, and institute military control? It’s happened all over the world and with less crazy leaders than Donald Trump.
‘This time around’ is a county ruled by a psychopathic lunatic who places himself before everything he says or does in a nation that had just recovered from another Republican incompetent president, George W. Bush. An apathetic public has allowed a bunch of double-digit morons to elect a man that clearly did not have the skill nor capacity to govern. Look at the track record of Donald Trump and you will see that there is absolutely nothing to celebrate on this Labor Day but the fact that we aren’t yet at war with North Korea or the rest of the world hasn’t turned its back on us. There’s so much more and the downside is it doesn’t look like there is or will be an upside.
Donald Trump listens to no one. John Kelly has proved that when recently, after a Trump tirade against him, he commented that no one had ever talked to him like that in his many years of service. He added, that would never happent again. So what happens when Kelly is gone? Do the wheels come completely off and Trump is banished, giving us Mike Pence, who, in my mind, could be even worse than Trump with his Tea Party upbringing. Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration for the workers of America, the very backbone that keeps this country moving. It would be interesting to know how those workers who supported Trump feel about their day now.
Going to take a few days off to work on my book, but thought I would leave you with some humor: my daily “Donald Trump Stupids.”
“Trump, when questioned by Megyn Kelly in a Republican debate about his history of sexism, deflected, and later followed up his answer by appearing to support a description of the Fox News moderator as a ‘bimbo’.”
Greg Stanton, Phoenix’s Democratic mayor, asked Donald Trump to delay his trip to the city until the reactions from the Charlottesville demonstration violence had subsided. So far T-rump plans to be in Phoenix today. There is another reason for coming, which is the pardoning of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio that could also have the effect of shoring up his faltering base. Pardoning Arpaio, however, could prompt demonstrations by Hispanics, both in Arizona and across the country. I have lived in this state for almost twenty-five years, and know how Arpaio is revered by many, but I also know how he is despised by many more.
At least former Sheriff Joe Arpaio loved animals
A lot of what the former sheriff initiated has been discarded like the dreaded Latino profiling that got him thrown out of office, the pink undershorts, and the infamous tent city, where inmates were confined outside in triple digit heat during the summer months. The one thing he is famous for is his animal MASH unit that took in strays of all kinds and housed them in the closed First Street jail. It was air conditioned, giving you an idea of where Arpaio’s priorities were. This you can’t take from the man; my wife worked there as a volunteer teaching female inmates how to help the animals with Tellington T-Touch to improve their quality of life.
Jeff Flake leaves country during Trump visit to Arizona
During all this there has been one person in Arizona that doesn’t want Trump here. That would be the state’s junior Senator, Jeff Flake, who has been at odds with Trump for some time. I never agree with Flake because I think he is the same do-nothing Senator as the one he replaced, Jon Kyl. But I am in favor of the fact that Flake has resisted Trump from the beginning, not supporting him in his campaign and not voting for him. For that, he has received the fury of Donald Trump from the start, and now the wrath of the Republican Party threatening him that this opposition could lead to him losing his election in 2018.
GOP threatens Flake for opposing Trump
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel reminded Flake of the two Republicans that didn’t support Trump last year that lost. She added, the message from the grass roots is, “Congress needs to support this president.” That will be somewhat hard to do if they eventually decide to impeach him. This all is so ludicrous with these two factions fighting, neither of which has accomplished anything in their political careers, and the American public ends up the loser. Trump’s record is open to the public but Flake…as an example he voted against expanded and improved Medicare and sponsored a bill aimed against consumer Internet privacy. A real gent.
Arizona Representative will lead protest against Trump
Arizona representative Raúl Grijalva has announced that he will lead a counter protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center today, while President Donald Trump talks to supporters inside. Grijalva described T-rump as “unhinged” following the President’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville. The representative commented further on You Tube…
“This president is indeed unhinged and his comments yesterday emboldened, (and) gave justification to people who fundamentally go against the values of this nation.”
Jeff Flake has his Arizona Mormon base
If it comes down to a war of words, in which I don’t think either man has the intellect to compete. One thing the Senator has going for him is his Mormon base in Arizona, and Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigrants might remind them of a ban on Mormon immigration in 1879, because they were then openly practicing and defending polygamy. Arizona’s senior Senator, John McCain broke with Trump but still won his election, but his strength far outweighs Flake’s. Deedra Abboud, a Phoenix attorney and community activist, announced she will run in the 2018 election against whoever the Republican opponent is.
Will Donald Trump get solidly behind Kelli Ward in Phoenix, or…
Trump is promoting Kelli Ward who lost to McCain in the 2016 primary. The difference here is that Jeff Flake is a much weaker candidate than was McCain. Ward is a strong Trump supporter and expects Trump to really pump some steam into her campaign today. This all adds up to an interesting day with Donald Trump once again going before his misinformed voting misfits that seem to heavily populate this state. The sane ones of us here on the left don’t want any violence, but I can tell you Arizona has its share of neo-Nazis and white nationalists; our Police Chief says she is ready for anything. I wonder if that includes Donald Trump?
You can talk about the strides that have been taken since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but, in a nutshell, they haven’t worked. I said in an earlier post that since 1964, radical racism has simply gone underground, with those who practice this vile lifestyle, playing in the shadows, putting on the good-guy front. Until Donald Trump. Until the White House loaded up with racists, white nationalists, and a bigotry that isn’t disguised, rather, put right there in the open for all to see. Steve Bannon is proud of his white supremacist label, flaunting it regularly around Washington. And Donald Trump is quick to tell you, Steve Bannon is his man.
Donald Trump afraid to offend white nationalist supporters
After days of not repudiating white nationalists and the Ku Klux Klan after the murder in the Charlottesville demonstration, T-rump finally denounced the KKK and neo-nazis. This was his statement…
“Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups.”
The media made me do it
Daily Progress reports that the only reason Trump changed his tone–it is widely known that he does not adhere to political correctness–is that the media made him do it. What a pathetic moment in history when it takes outcry from the media to make the President of the United States do a duty that should have been his top priority the moment that woman was killed by James Alex Fields’ car. But that would have insulted Donald Trump’s base of double-digit IQ bigots. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, “From the beginning, President Trump has sheltered and encouraged the forces of bigotry and discrimination.” Why would we expect more just because of a death?
Sports personalities criticize Trump
LeBron James, basketball star, said, “Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again!” Steve Nash, another basketball great said…
“To defend white supremacists and then slang his [crappy] a— grape juice pretty much sums the man up.” Nash was referring to Trump’s remark that he knows “a lot about Charlottesville” because he owns “one of the largest wineries in the United States,” located there.
Seth Meyers on Trump Charlottesville news conference…
Even the Jews were included in Charlottesville protest
Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally was universal in its appeal with anti-Semitic lines like “Jews will not replace us”? Also heard, “This city is run by Jewish communists and criminal niggers,” one demonstrator told Vice News’ Elspeth Reeve during their march. The Atlantic reported, “As Jews prayed at a local synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel, men dressed in fatigues carrying semi-automatic rifles stood across the street.” There was more, “In the minds of white supremacists like David Duke, there is a straight line from anti-blackness to anti-Judaism.” I learned from the deep South, when you learn to hate like these people do, there are no bounds.
T-rump again reverts to bad taste
Donald Trump created an analogy between his re-tweet that was eventually pulled, where the Trump train collides with a person from CNN News (logo across face) obviously killing them. He did this just three days after the white nationalist drove into the Charlottesville woman killing her. Trump literally sanctions violence; remember when he wanted to punch the Black Lives Matter protester in the face? He also recently told a group of Long Island police that they shouldn’t be too nice with criminal suspects. That drew fire from people all across the country, including police departments. There is no end to the Oval Office lunatic’s lunacy.
“In some ways, it’s super simple. People learn to be whatever their society and culture teaches them. We often assume that it takes parents actively teaching their kids, for them to be racist. The truth is that unless parents actively teach kids not to be racists, they will be.”
That is scary as hell, especially when you consider the fact that Donald Trump is President of the United States, espousing his rhetoric of bigotry.
In a 2011 PublicMind poll conducted by New Jersey’s Farleigh Dickinson University, not only do Fox News viewers score lower on current events than viewers of other new channels when tested. This group actually knows “less correct information about current events than people who watch no television news at all.” That’s from one of my posts in May 2015. And everyone knows only Republicans watch Fox News so it would make sense that “GOP-inclined voters surveyed June 5-20 believe millions of illegal immigrants voted in the 2016 election, and 73 percent believe voter fraud occurs somewhat or very often.” And that is what’s wrong with our electorate.
Trump continues to play the innocent
The old saying goes, ‘the best defense is a good offense,’ and Donald Trump is playing that tune down to the bitter end. The Washington Post says Paul Manafort “…has been a subject of a longstanding FBI kleptocracy investigation focused on Ukraine.” Suspicion arose when he didn’t file as a foreign agent until June 2017. The Associated Press says Manafort came up with a plan in 2005 “…to influence U.S. politics, business dealings and the media in order to “greatly benefit the Putin Government.” He became T-rump’s campaign chairman briefly and resigned when he admitted to receiving $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments from Yanukovych’s pro-Russian party.
Donald Trump still undermining Obamacare
Yes we know that the Oval Office lunatic has bad-mouthed Obamacare to the point where neither insurers nor the people they serve know if the program will last out the year. Even with Congress’ repeal failure, T-rump still threatens to somehow get rid of the Affordable Care Act and Anthem insurance has decided to help his cause. They’re leaving the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Virginia because it “…has been destabilized by uncertainty about the future and dark pronouncements by President Trump that it is about to fail.” Even with much better-than-expected profit and revenue, they’re dumping the program along several other insurers. What happened to dedication?
Just what you’d expect from a Republican…“Sieg Heil!”
Jeffrey Lord, the CNN commentator from way over on the right and a fervent supporter of Donald Trump was fired “…after he tweeted the Nazi salutation “Sieg Heil!” in response to a feud with a liberal activist.” I’ve never cared for the guy because his excuses for T-rump stupidity make about as much sense as Kellyanne Conway, and that’s bad. Lord labeled one of his critics “Media Matters Fascists,” and when its president, Angelo Carusone, called his hand, Lord responded with the tweet, “Sieg Heil!” Now, as a matter of reference, this phrase is so associated with Adolph Hitler, that it is banned in Germany. However, very appropriate for a Republican misguided muckraker.