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.
Donald Trump gave a speech before the Boy Scouts on July 24, and exclaimed afterward, “They loved it.” when Politico called the reaction “mixed,” Trump responded, “I’d be the first to admit mixed. I’m a guy that will tell you mixed. There was no mix there. That was a standing ovation from the time I walked out to the time I left, and for five minutes after I had already gone. There was no mix.” In fact, the BSA Chief Scout Executive “…apologized to anyone in the scouting community who could have been offended or alarmed by the political rhetoric in the speech.” Boy Scout officials implicitly denied Trump’s statement of what they supposedly said. Pathetic!
NAACP cautious about state of Missouri travel for blacks
That’s pretty bad since this is the first time the NAACP has issued this kind of alert for any state. But the Chicago Tribune says, “the warning follows a recent trend of similar alerts issued by other groups for vulnerable people around the United States.” Missouri was nailed, “…because of recent legislation making discrimination lawsuits harder to win, and in response to longtime racial disparities in traffic enforcement and a spate of incidents cited as examples of harm coming to minority residents and visitors.” Donald Trump received all 10 state electoral votes in 2016 which could explain some of Missouri’s bizarre behavior.
Trump incoming phone calls of praise another hoax
The first occurred when Trump introduced his new Chief of Staff John Kelly mentioning a recent phone call from “Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during which Nieto praised his work to curb illegal immigration.” Didn’t happen, says the Mexican Foreign Ministry. The other, the bogus call from the head of the Boy Scouts supposedly praising trump’s speech to the group, covered in the first part of this post. That didn’t happen either and apparently the Scouts had to correct the Oval Office idiot more than once. Here’s a quote about lying from Dorothy Allison, American writer: “Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”
Trump pot calls Senate kettle black
I will not deny that the U.S. Senate is jammed with fools but for the crowning idiot of politics to even imply that someone else is a fool is to push the limits of reality completely over the edge. First of all, could an idiot even know that someone else is a fool. Psychologically, an idiot is considered the lowest form of intelligence, which means a fool falls into a higher category. T-rump’s comments were directed toward the GOP’s inability to pass his healthcare plan, which was a loser from the start and never had a chance. So it wasn’t intellect that lost the battle, it was the fact that Donald Trump wanted a piece-of-shit legislation passed.
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller convenes a criminal grand jury
Supposedly this makes it harder for Donald Trump to fire him if he already isn’t afraid of retaliation from Congress. One of his biggest Republican critics, Lindsay Graham, said that if he fires Mueller it would be the “beginning of the end” of Trump’s presidency. Not sure how much total GOP support Graham has on this but the main thing is the fact that Robert Mueller has taken this important step that allows him to do many things now he couldn’t do before. Like the subpoena and being able to get at Trump’s family. Cornell University law professor Jens David Ohlin said “…the convening of the grand jury indicated the investigation will end with indictments.”