change and vote Dem
we have to change things, and oppose this administration. Trump fails in crisis and fails our nation.
dereliction of duty ... willfully refusing to perform his duties.
corporate sexism, racism and fascism
Trump lies. He is the most mendacious president in U.S. history. We can handle the truth. He's not telling the truth.
"And he lies incessantly." Robert Reich robertreich.org
"This is not what competency looks like. Trump lacks every quality necessary for leadership at a national level." Steve Schmidt
"We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution." Genl James Mattis, who resigned as secretary of defense in Dec 2018, who is denouncing Trump's attempt to divide us.
Trump lies about coronavirus
fp Barack Obama delivered a blistering attack on Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, calling it "an absolute chaotic disaster" as well as "anemic."
Trump's behavior is reprehensible and he lies to us on TV.
WH spreads misinformation, propaganda and lies.
In January he ignored intelligence on covid-19 and withheld updates from the public. Deny and delay, while people die. Trump is despicable, morally repulsive and dangerously irresponsible.
Trump lies about the uprising
the police made way for Trump, brutally crushing a crowd of peaceful protestors.
we are disturbed by the militarized posture of our Nation.
Obama considered and pursued pattern and practice lawsuits against police departments who were chronically abusing people, and initiated the 21st century policing effort to try to reform policing. The Trump administration abandoned Obama's reforms.
Trump isn't thinking of this all by himself; SecState Pompeo, AG Barr, SecDef Esper, SecDHS Wolf, SecHHS Azar, and Senior advisors Kushner, Steven Miller, Ivanka, Hassett.
open, transparent, democratic nation
advanced warnings by the WHO, the CDC, and Obama were downplayed and the WH did not make preparations or take action. Trump could have mitigated the crisis but he failed miserably, opting first for denial, declaring the covid-19 warnings a "hoax."
WHO: early real-time information about coronavirus Americans at WHO warned WH while Trump denied
Trump tells a damnable and murderous lie WHO/China alerted while Trump disregarded
corrupt pos abusing his power
in times of crisis, and without an independent media, it is easier for the government to hide the danger of the virus, putting many more people, especially health care workers, at risk.
rather than reassuring Americans during daily WH briefings,
he lies and attacks reporters who ask probing questions.
CBS WH correspondent "What did you do in the month of February?" Paula Reid
Google: NBC News Peter Alexander softball question Mar 20, 2020.
Google: PBS NewsHour reporter repeating his own words Mar 30, 2020 or Yamiche Alcindor
Trump lies about climate change
Stop fossil fuels
build 100% renewables
Trump is a climate denier. WH propaganda dismisses climate science.
Humpty Trumpty is openly doing the bidding of the oil, gas and coal industries while cities around the world are choked by air pollution, and our land and water are poisoned by industrial toxic waste. Drilling for oil in the Arctic is cray cray. Keystone XL pipeline spilled 383,000 gallons of oil - 31 Oct 2019.
Trump to weaken Obama's environmental laws in favor of the oil and gas industries
and allow pipeline companies to bulldoze without environmental review,
impact assessments, or regard for clean water safeguards.
The changes to the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
will increase greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the climate change.
Learn more Politico
Tracking deregulation Brookings
Google: protections for waterways
Trump to remove protections for waterways Axios
Civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance. Consider a Guardia Civil as in Spain. and duties that include guarding the environment, environmental police.
it's all staged
Humpty Trumpty has only images and illusions behind which he hides his true motives.
evil will be defeated by hope and righteous anger. The way we will defeat Trump is by voting in 2020. We are winning through victories of popular resistance and nonviolent actions and civil disobedience.
serious and persistent abuses of power. Open corruption. Self-dealing schemes. Shadow shakedown. Rogue emissaries. Corrupt dealings with foreign officials. Disregarding Russian interference in 2016 US election. Seeking foreign influence over 2020 US election. Withholding foreign aid to Ukraine. Climate denier. Regressive policies against current environmental regulations. Hateful speech. Terrible tweets. Incompetent raging narcissist.
U.S. foreign policy and influence around the world. Middle East policy and Syria and the Kurds. Saudi government owns the 45th floor of the Trump World Tower in NY. There is a Trump Towers Istanbul, Turkey.
CIA sent a US MQ-9 Reaper UAV, $16.2M drone with a Honeywell turboprop engine driving a rear-mounted 3-blade propeller, ops at 25,000 feet with a wingspan of 66 feet, and fired 2 air-to-ground Hellfire R9X missiles, $115,000 per rocket, at vehicles carrying Iranian General Soleimani and al-Muhandis and their entourage upon arrival at Baghdad Intl Airport on 03 Jan 2020. see AUMF authorization of the use of military force.
it's not America first, it's the united nations. peace and stability can rise through Western unity and deepening of the alliance structure.
grossly immoral, incompetent
"It kept getting more insidious." top US diplomat testifying in House impeachment investigation
Impeached on 18 Dec 2019, Abuse of power and Obstruction of Congress.
Presidents shall not use the people's tax dollars for personal political gain. Trump had no authority to withhold congressionally approved aid, military aid, from a U.S. ally, Ukraine. Trump prevented the House from obtaining documents and testimony from important witnesses, including acting White House Chief of Staff Mulvaney and Secretary of State Pompeo.
State Dept. is responsible for promoting U.S. foreign policy and international relations through diplomacy and is prohibited from advancing domestic political objectives.
Open corruption. Self-dealing slimy schemes. Corrupt operations for political gain. Withholding foreign aid to an ally for a corrupt political motive. Official foreign security aid is tax-payer money that is authorized by Congress to Ukraine to help Ukraine defend itself in a hot war against Russian aggression. We now have corroborated testimony of criminal bribery by Trump.
Progressives embrace concepts such as environmentalism and social justice. Supports the freedom of private enterprise and the lowering of taxes. Regulating large corporations. The progressive left has made progress, elevating issues like the $15 minimum wage, expanded Medicare and free college. Bernie Sanders, AOC.
Centrists or Moderates support social liberalism and economic liberalism, or business freedom, an economic system organized on individual lines rather than organizations. Biden, Clinton, Obama, supporting free and fair trade, as it expands markets for U.S. exports.
Anarchism is an anti-authoritarian political and social philosophy that advocates self-managed societies, and opposes the authority of illegitimate structures of hierarchy. Anarchists oppose private tyrannies. Anarchy from the Greek word anarkhia meaning without a ruler.
corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. Trump is corrupt, indecent and immoral. Trump is manifestly unfit for office. He committed obstruction of justice to obscure his crimes and collusion. Trump is openly doing the bidding of the oil, gas and coal industries.
China - U.S. "mistrust dominates."
Twitter: presidential tweets should not be used to set policy.
he is fostering racial animus and assailing his political rivals with racist or crass insults.
let's consider personality disorders in particular what the DSM calls narcisstic personality disorder, or NPD - pathological narcissism. It touches directly upon whether Trump has the capacity to put anyone's interests - including the country's and the Constitution's - above his own.
the blatantly racist tweet against four congresswomen, all of whom are women of color, " ... is simply a disruption and a distraction from the callous, chaotic and corrupt culture of this administration." This is the agenda of white nationalists. " ... playing to the country's racial divisions and stoking anti-immigration fervor."
this is who he is
he is a vial, pathological liar, and a malignant sociopathic narcissist with fascist tendencies. Trump is historically illiterate, morally obtuse and willfully misleading.
is there a better way to talk about his racism and not call him a racist? Say that he tears America apart by race and threatens our democracy. Say that he pits Americans against each other by color and religion to distract from his cruelty. Say that he enables and encourages white supremacists.
a cruel and ignorant liar, incompetent and a danger to the nation. a bigot and a bully. a hater and a divider, not a uniter. a vile racist, a dangerous demagogue, a misogynist and a xenophobe. We apologize to the rest of the world because his disgusting bigoted language does not represent America. bigot: a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions. demagogue: a president who seeks support by appealing to the desires and prejudices of people rather than by using rational argument. xenophobe: a person hating against people from other countries.
G7: French President Emmanuel Macron, Egyptian President and Chairman of the African Union Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Chilian President Sebastian Pinera and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a working session on the climate in Biarritz, southwestern France, Monday, August 26, 2019, on the third day of the annual G7 Summit. The empty seat at third right was for Trump, who according to Macron had skipped it.
G7, minus Trump, working session on climate, Biarritz, France, August 26, 2019
Trump did not show up for the meeting, G7 France 2019.
fascism is a radical right-wing, authoritarian nationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and of the economy which is militaristic, with a central government headed by a dictator.
Rachel Bitecofer Jul 2019 negative partisanship predicts the 2020 presidential election
84 environmental rules rolled back under Trump New York Times
guns: 2018 Trump makes it easier for crazy people to get guns by overturning President Obama's 2016 mental health regulation on gun purchases. And Trump blocks funding for federal mental health and addiction programs.
business spending is lower because of the uncertainty over trade. note slower growth in China and Germany.
recession warnings. Last week, the U.S. bond yield curve inverted, a sign that many investors say presages a recession. 2-10 year part of the Treasury yield curve. In a normal yield curve, the short-term bills yield less than the long-term bonds. Lower long-term bond yields signals that economic conditions are going to get worse.
2017 tax cut for the 1% was not a long-term stimulus. Companies did stock buybacks to increase the relative ownership stake of each investor. Business investment is already slowing. Growth slowed to 2.1% with further softening.
federal deficit Trump thinks it's ok to spend, and keep spending.
2019 the federal budget deficit is over $1 trillion this year. limiting the ability of gov to pump more stimulus into the economy through higher federal spending. Trade dispute is biggest drag on the economy. Farmers are hurt by the loss of the Chinese market.
2017 Trump ends programs designed to counter violent extremism. US agencies should be protecting citizens from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
racism: 2016 Trump spews divisive immigration rhetoric. Trump is a racist who stokes racism in this country. There needs to be responsible action by all politicians.
denying the facts: Trump's opposition to the science of climate change is a crime against humanity.
oil drilling: Trump is trying to open up Alaska and revoke Obama-era protections to federal waters. So far federal judges declare that oil and gas drilling is illegal in Alaska.
oil vs. nature: 2019 Trump weakens the Endangered Species Act to make commercial use of federal land easier for the gas, mining and oil industry.
Trump has proposed eliminating subsidies for EV purchases and sought to cancel planned improvements to mileage standards. China is leading in advanced technologies and execution.
parade: military spending is because we don't want to see tanks rolling on our streets.
Trump is out of sync with World Leaders.
outrage over the U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria. Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops is an order acquiescing to Turkey's incursion against the Kurds, American allies. Russia fills the gap in Syria, and gains influence in the Middle East.
NATO harshly criticized Turkey's incursion into Syria and apparent U.S. acquiescence.
Syria stands at the center of conflicts that have convulsed the Middle East. To the north lies Turkey, which has battled for decades against Kurdish separatists and is loath to allow the rise of a Kurdish proto-state from the chaos of Syria's war. To the east is Iraq, whose own long-running conflict contributed to the rise of Islamic State. Syria also borders Israel, with which it technically remains at war, and Lebanon, long a center of instability. Assad's alliance with Iran and its Lebanon-based Hezbollah proxy have provided a further layer of volatility.
the Russians attacked the 2016 presidental election of the United States. The Special Counsel investigation was an investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections and suspicious links between Trump associates and Russian officials from May 2017 to March 2019.
Robert Mueller submitted his report on links between the Trump campaign and Russians as well as Donald Trump's attempts to obstruct the probe. Four days later AG Barr mislead Congress by releasing his summary of the report which was favorable to Trump, and later released the redacted report. Mueller objected about the handling of his report which led to misunderstandings of his team's work. And it was later revealed, and we now know, that he had twice raised concerns to Barr about the handling of his report.
'enemy of the people'
the phrase 'enemy of the people' is not just false, it's dangerous. It is wielded by dictators and tyrants who seek to control public information. Hate speech remains unregulated in the U.S.
Federal judge overrules Trump order to open Arctic to offshore drilling,
restores Obama-era drilling ban in the Arctic. -March 2019.
Trump overstepped his constitutional authority and violated federal law.
Judge ruling Earthjustice -March 30, 2019
violated federal law Earthjustice -April 5, 2019
Montana Judge stops mining at Yellowstone National Park.
A giant mining project is now entirely off the table.
mining Yellowstone Earthjustice -April 22, 2019
"Democratic socialism to me is creating a government and an economy and a society which works for all, rather than just the top 1 percent. It means ending the absurd inequalities that exist today." Bernie Sanders April 14, 2019
- Donors give huge sums to elect politicians to office
- Elected officials rewrite the rules in the donors' favor
- Donors make a huge profit
ethics? conflict of interest?
- EPA - Senate confirms former oil and gas lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as EPA Chief. This guy is in charge of protecting the environment, think toxic pollution from oil and gas.
- Interior Dept - Senate confirms former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt as interior secretary. This guy is in charge of America's public lands, think toxic pollution from coal mining.
as the Trump administration continues its assault on environmental regulations, state officials are establishing legal barriers to save our air, land and water. We must change the corrupt EPA and stop them from doing the bidding of the oil industry.
America's National Parks are for sale to the oil industry and toxic mining.
it's all hype
there is no truth in his words. This is a guy who believes Truth is anything you can get away with.
we are for an open internet and the principle of net neutrality, and we oppose Trump's repeal of net neutrality.
autocracy noun a system of government by one person with absolute power. a.k.a. dictatorship.
autocratic adjective relating to a ruler who has absolute power. Autocratic rulers use fear and control to gain total power over their people.
"... it is now unmistakably clear that we can change these disastrous, divisive policies only by changing the men who are now making them." Robert Kennedy, 1968
"It's about who we are as a people - and who we want to be." Barack Obama, 2018
"Your future and fortune depend on your neighbor. This is more evident today than ever before." The Dalai Lama
we will oppose the regressive policies of the regime, and instead promote civility, tolerance and respect.
Enter the Dragon
"Now, you must remember,
the enemy has only images and illusions behind which he hides his true motives.
Destroy the image and you will break the enemy."
Shaolin Abbott, "Enter the Dragon" 1973