Donald Trump is not a Traitor and is not “Dangerous”

Is Donald Trump a racist?  Yes.  Is Donald Trump a sexist?  Yes.  Is Donald Trump an idiot who can’t keep his bullshit straight?  Yes.  Is he a failed business man?  Yes.  Is he actively violating the constitution?  Yes.  But is Donald Trump a traitor?  NO.  Is Donald Trump “Dangerous”?  NO.

After Donald Trump’s thorough ass kissing and boot licking of Putin on Monday, as well as his repeated statements trashing his own country on foreign soil, Trump’s critics have taken to calling him “dangerous” and a traitor.  The reality is he is neither.

For what is a traitor? Article 3, section 3 of the Constitution gives us the definition:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Has Donald Trump levied war against the United States?  No.  Is Donald Trump giving aid and comfort to enemies of the United States?  No.  Is he giving aid and comfort to an adversary or competitor of the United States?  Sure, by trashing our country and kissing up to the murderous Russian dictator and protecting Russia, he is giving aid to Russia, a foreign power.  But we are not at war with Russia, and Russia is not our enemy.  To throw around a word like “traitor” without evidence or proof waters it down and turns it into nothing but another partisan soundbite.

In 2003, President George W Bush started a war in Iraq that lead to the deaths of 4,000+ American military personnel, the wounding and maiming of thousands more, the deaths of 200,000+ Iraqis, including thousands of innocent people, and cost trillions of dollars.  The war was based on a pure manufactured and intentional lie of WMDs, and has led to Iran extending its influence into Iraq and the creation of ISIS. That was dangerous.  That got people killed and all for an evil lie of WMDs.

What dangerous activity has Trump engaged in?  He had a useless meeting with a fat little slovenly dictator in North Korea and turned himself into a clown by saluting a North Korean military officer.  He turned himself into a clown in front of our allies.  He showed himself to be a brown-nosing kiss-ass to Putin and is probably on Putin’s payroll.  But is any of that going to lead to the deaths of thousands of Americans?

Some may say fine, Trump has not engaged in treason or dangerous activity, but he is evil. What evil has Trump engaged in?  He has put thousands of children in cages at the border and separated them from their parents for no reason other than to scare people away from lawfully claiming asylum or trying to come to the United States.  That is, without a doubt, evil.  He uses his office to enrich himself and his family.  That is corrupt and evil.  But it pales in comparison to the evils committed by Bush.  Trump is an incompetent president, but he is better than Bush and less evil than Bush.

What Trump has done with Russia is corrupt and embarrassment.  And his corruption and lies will be exposed for what they are–a part of a Trump scam where he is being paid off by Russia (and maybe China) to put in place policies that harm the United States’ national interest to Russia’s (and maybe China’s) benefit.  Impeachable, if true?  Yes.  Criminal if true? Probably.

Treasonous? No.

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Trump Supporters Don’t Care that Trump is Putin’s Servant

After witnessing Trump slobber all over Putin’s manhood yesterday during the press conference, while at the same time trashing his own country, many people, including myself once again returned to the question: will this be enough to convince Trump supporters?  The answer is no, it will never be enough.  Most people already know that, but not too many people can answer the follow up question, why won’t Trump supporters admit reality?

You have to understand that there are only two kinds of Trump supporters:  racist fanatics (including closet racists who pretend not to be or have a pretext for being racist), and conservatives who will support a racist if it means they will get a right-wing supreme court and right-wing laws pushed through under Trump.

There is arguably a third category of Trump supporters, but those people have long abandoned Tump.  These were the people fed up with our supposedly “booming” economy, union blue collar folks who have been told that globalization and China’s gutting of our industrial jobs sector is a “good thing” by the “smart people” in the Democratic and Republican parties.  But these people have now seen through Trump’s fraud and lies and know he’s not really there to help them or to protect their jobs.

The first category, the racists, don’t care if Trump bows down to Putin.  To them, the U.S. is a multicultural toilet and is quickly going down the drain due to all of the ‘poor ignorant people’ from shithole countries coming here and mixing in with white people and watering down our white values and religion.

The second category of “conservative at any cost” is pretty self explanatory–the ends justify the means.

But perhaps you are now wondering, how could even racist Americans (or closet racists) support a guy that is Putin’s clear bitch and who trashes his own country?  Well this is where you need to go talk to them, as I did the other day.  I received a full explanation of how the FBI conducted the mass murder of nearly 60 people at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas last year in order to take away people’s gun rights.  This is what they really, truly believe.

So if you are a racist and see white man and fellow racist Trump standing up next to a mass murdering white man, Putin, who will you trust?  You’re multicultural country that just recently elected a black guy president, with an FBI that murders dozens of people to take away guns, or Trump?

This is the reality these people are living in, it is a delusional racist fantasy world, and they will not see facts or evidence.  They will only see hate.  You can never win over a Trump supporter.  Don’t ever try.  But you sure can learn what drives their insane, delusional, fact and and evidence free racist fantasies.

Beto-mania Sweeps Texas

Beto O’Rourke is running to replace Republican misanthrope Ted Cruz.  Is it that Texans are crazy for Beto, or is it just that everyone hates Ted Cruz?

Former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner:

[He’s] Lucifer in the flesh. I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

Former Democrat Senator Al Franken:

You have to understand that I like Ted Cruz probably more than my colleagues like Ted Cruz, and I hate Ted Cruz.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham:

If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you

I’ll let you guess who said this one:

☝️ The truth is, [Ted]’s a nasty guy. 👌 He was so nice to me. 👐 I mean, I knew it. 👋 I was watching. ☝️ I kept saying, ‘Come on Ted. Let’s go, okay.’ 👌 But he’s a nasty guy. 🖐️ Nobody likes him. Nobody in Congress likes him. 👐 Nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him. He’s a very – 👌 he’s got an edge that’s not good. 👐 You can’t make deals with people like that and it’s not a good thing. ☝️ It’s not a good thing for the country. 👌 Very nasty guy.

The Conservative Trump Bashers

Since Trump’s election, arguably the most effective political opponents he has faced are the conservative “establishment” republicans who routinely rip him to shreds on twitter.

There is John Schindler, a former NSA analyst:

Then there is Rick Wilson, who had his daughter threatened with rape from the “civil” Trump crowd during the election season:

And we have Steve Schmidt, who recently announced he is leaving the GOP, after having managed many high profile GOP campaigns, some with much success.

It is a sad commentary on liberals, progressives and establishment democrats that the most effective critics of Trump so far have been right-wing pundits and strategists.  While it’s been fun to watch the conservatives eat their own and see them savage Trump, people on the left tend to forget that the conservative Trump critics are conservatives.  They don’t agree with you, they didn’t like Obama, they want a right-wing radical on the supreme court, they don’t want Medicare for all, they don’t want more social services, because they are conservatives.

People on the left forget this and instead get their feelings hurt when their conservative political brothers in arms against Trump turn their fire to the left.  Don’t be.  Take a lesson from their effective attacks, but ignore all their garbage when they attack democrats and liberals.  The left has to come up with its own agenda, it’s own alternative vision for the country.  And while we can rely on conservatives Trump critics to attack Trump, they can’t be relied upon for advice on how democrats win or what democrats should stand for.

Take a page from Bernie Sanders and other liberals, and realize that you have to present a clear vision for the future of this country to get voters to buy in and support you.  You don’t have to be a socialist, but you do have to tell voters what you want to do if you are elected.  Being I’m not Trump is not good enough.

With the latest primary win by a democrat socialist, it’s confirmed.  She did not win because she is a socialist, she won because she was very specific on what she wanted to accomplish: impeach trump, medicare for all, college for all.  Her democratic establishment opponent (who himself is fairly liberal) didn’t even bother to show up for a debate and offered no clear plan (just like Hillary never bothered to show up at mid-west states she needed to win and never bothered to tell American voters specifically what she wanted to do as a leader).

Still don’t get what I’m saying?  Tell me three specific goals Hillary Clinton said she wanted to accomplish if elected president . . . if you’re like me you probably can’t even come up with one, even though you voted for her.  The only thing that comes to mind immediately is “not Trump.”

Now tell me three specific things Trump was for?  The Wall.  Mexico pays for it.  Fight China.

If the democrats can’t get their messaging straight and only take the position that they are not Trump and rely on conservatives to do the effective political attacks against Trump, then the democratic party doesn’t have much of a future.  The republicans play for keeps, they are willing to violate the constitution to ensure they get a Trump flunky appointed to the supreme court, prevent people from voting, and refuse to say one bad word against Trump.  But you know exactly what they stand for because they repeat it over and over again until you memorize it like a catchy commercial.  They want to win, whatever the cost.

Democrats don’t need to play dirty, but they need to start making sure people know by heart what the party stands for and they need to start playing tough and act like they actually want to win because they have something they actually want to accomplish beyond “I’m not Trump.”

 

Democratic Failures Come Home To Roost

The Democrats are waking up this week to a bunch of Supreme Court opinions that have trashed their core: from a decision that allows Texas to impose racist boundries to elect more republicans, slamming public unions, allowing a ban against people just because they practice the wrong religion, and protecting anti-abortion businesses.

The reason why these bad decisions are coming down is because President Obama was illegally and unconstitutionally denied his lawful right to put a supreme court justice on the court.  The Republicans blocked him.  And instead of shutting down the House and Senate, democrats rolled over and let the Republicans screw over the constitution.

Now Democrats are rolling over and taking it from the Republicans once again by telling each other to be “civil” towards the evil Trump regime and their racist policy of separating babies from the border.  You have to be nice to evildoers, didn’t you get the memo from the Democratic party leadership?

Leading up to Trump’s election, Democrats lost an election against a slob (Trump) they should have won, and during the few elections before that they consistently lost elections and control even though they had a popular and successful president at the top.

Liberals–and independents–are waking up to the fact that something is very wrong in Washington, D.C., and it’s not just a garbage president and his ass kissing clown posse in the Congress, it’s also the Democratic party.  The Democrats have put forward no alternative to Trump other than to say “we’re not Trump.”  They have put no agenda on the table and have not told the American people what their alternative vision for this country is.  What do we do with healthcare?  What do we do with Social Security running out of money? What do we do about deeply cutting taxes for all the rich and their elite companies while choking the funding and life out of social services for the poor?

The Democrats don’t lead, instead they complain, and hope that Trump screws up so badly that people have no choice but to elect Democrats.

Well today, one of the Democratic pigs that has been sitting around with Nancy Pelosi losing elections and failing to do anything of substance, was kicked out by a young socialist firebrand.  The Democrats need to wake up: the Republicans are not the only ones that will be held responsible for Trump and all that he has done. And you, Democratic Party, will also be held responsible for your repeated failures and inability to lead or accomplish anything without Obama.

You are on notice.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district on Tuesday, CNN projects, in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season.

An activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even as Crowley — the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House — outraised her by a 10-to-1 margin.

Economic Alarms are Going Off

President Trump today announced $50 billion in tariffs against China.  Meanwhile the price of oil has started to fall as supply concerns seem to be disappearing, and Canadians have cancelled their vacations to the US after President Trump insulted Canadians for no reason.  But hey, that’s about normal in our current society.  This news was expected, and the market is reacting accordingly.

However, the market does not seem to be digesting the recent interest rake hike by the Federal Reserve, as well as the indication from the Fed that it anticipates two more rate hikes this year.  The market’s reaction:

Treasury yields rose, but the yield curve temporarily flattened to its lowest level since September 2007 after the Fed announcement, signaling fears of future economic weakness or a policy mistake by too aggressive central bank tightening. Simply put, that means short-end yields, like the 2-year, rose faster than the longer duration, or 10-year yield.

What does the “tightening yield curve” mean?

Meanwhile, a measure of the so-called yield curve, the differential between two-year and 10-year Treasurys, stood at 36.2 basis points, or 0.362 percentage point, holding at the tightest spread since 2007.

The yield curve, which reflects the rate gap across all Treasury maturities and tends to slope higher because investors generally demand richer yields for lending for a longer period, has been an accurate predictor of recessions.

Recession?

 

Trump’s Administration Continues to Crumble

It’s been over a year now and with every bombshell, political observers ask if the latest will be the end for the Trump.  And it never has been and never will be one event that will push his presidency over the cliff.  Instead, we see a slow drip of bad news that indicates Trump is dying a death of a thousand political paper cuts.

Just this week, we saw Trump fire his Secretary of State, which is basically the number #3 position in the administration behind the president and vice president.  And he did it with a tweet.  Today we learned that Trump has effectively fired national security advisor McMaster.  The only reason McMaster remains in the position is that they are trying to find a new place to put him so he is not completely embarrassed.

Next we hear rumors that chief of staff Kelly is headed out the door.  Reports are mixed.  Some say he’s going to resign today, some say he and Trump “worked it out,” some say he is going to be on his way out in the next weeks.  Who knows.

Rumors of firings have reached a fever pitch.

We also learned this week that Vanessa Trump, the wife of Don Jr., has filed for divorce.  But instead of hiring a divorce lawyer, she instead decided to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent her in the divorce.  Perhaps she knows a lot about crimes that took place within the Trump Organization?  The fact that Mueller is now subpoenaing documents from Trump’s company shows that people like Vanessa are getting really concerned.

As for Vanessa, she seems to be cut from the same cloth as the Trumps:

Trump filed for divorce from Don Jr. on Thursday, providing a statement to Page Six. It’s assumed that the couple have a prenuptial agreement since Trump filed for an uncontested proceeding, meaning there will be no back-and-forth over the custody of their five children and assets.

Page Six spoke to Nancy Chemtob, an attorney unassociated with the Trumps’ divorce proceedings, who speculated that Vanessa Trump timed the filing so it could come before the Robert Mueller investigation potentially put her husband’s assets in danger. Planned out like a true ill thug.