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Trump Flim-Flam Talking Head Says: "Trickle-down" Worked

In ALi Velshi, Joe Borelli, Trump campaign, Trumpism on August 11, 2016 at 3:17 PM

When will the nation come to the reality of a Trump campaign operating in the “fake it to make it” mood?  Aren’t we intellectually adroit enough to discern a lie machine as it rolls slowly across the psyches of celebrity loving sycophants? Shouldn’t the discerning adult have an innate ability to recognize a modern day flim-flam man?

The answers to the question an obvious: “NO”.    

The ‘snow job” is compounded when Trump surrogates are allowed to draw ratings by broadcasting segments with over-the top talking heads. One such mouthpiece is Trump New York State captain chair.  While CNN gives the official many opportunistic to reach unsuspecting viewers, the network reached back for a fired employee as a rebuttal guest.  Ali Velshi seems to have found the network since Trump’s elitist economic speech.  we are fortunate he “found” the network because CNN is awash in Trump facilitators who can no more talk economics than they can effectively challenge Trump. 

Joe Borelli, Trump talking head, and obvious candidate for a White House postilion actually spoke about the success of Trickle-down economics. 

The Raw Story

Joe Borelli, the co-chair of Donald Trump’s New York campaign, asserted on Tuesday that “trickle-down economics” — a policy which experts say failed under President Ronald Reagan — had “actually worked.” 

After Trump revealed his tax plan, which is expected to largely benefit the wealthiest Americans, economic analyst Ali Velshi told CNN that the numbers did not add up. 

“The top income tax level in America is 39.6 percent,” Velshi explained on Tuesday. “To allow taxes to go down to a maximum of 25 percent and allow for Donald Trump’s [spending] increases is preposterous. If he doesn’t get anything else — he gets his expenditure increases and his tax decreases — we’ll have a budgetary hole of about $9 trillion extra.”

“And Donald Trump says we’ll take care of that with economic growth because people will pay less taxes, they’ll feel great about the economy, companies will employ people,” Velshi continued. “That is classic sort of trickle-down economics which actually hasn’t worked over the last 10 or 15 years.”

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Trump state campaign official says Trickle-down worked?

Do you really need more validation of the Trump campaign and Trumpism as a dangerous doctrine for the nation?  If you need more evidence, wait until tomorrow, more will come.

When The Trump Surrogate (National Spokesperson) Is Incompetent

In . Trump national spokesperson, CNN, GOP 2016, RNC, Trump campaign, Trumpism, Wolf Blitzer, Your GOP on August 2, 2016 at 11:10 PM

American Hero
Humayun Khan (Soldier)

Capt. Humayun Khan, 27, died in 2004 after a vehicle packed with an improvised explosive device drove into the gate of his compound while he was inspecting soldiers on guard duty. New York Daily News
BornSeptember 9, 1976, United Arab Emirates
DiedJune 8, 2004, Baqubah, Iraq


You know the story of Mr. Khan and the story of his father and mo0ther since the Democratic Party Convention. We won’t spend minutes on video patriarch Khan’s initial convention speech and the many subsequent appearances on every cable network in America.  In some cases, he has appeared on multiple days with increasingly dire messages regarding Donald Trump. All video is readily locatable via a simple Google search.

The purpose of this piece is to highlight the utter ridiculousness of the Trump campaign. Well, you say we do that rather consistently of late. Of course, but today we are going to focus on the campaign’s flagship cable news talking head (predominate a CNN booking talking head): Katrina Pierson. We are focusing on Pierson because she seems to embody the most incompetent of all Trump campaign staff.  
Pierson’s background is that of a Texas Tea Party operative who obviously also has a reputation of “running her mouth.” She also has a background in the archives of the Texas criminal system for (1997). Shoplifting while accompanied by her young son. Thus, judgment was, and is not, a trait that we can comfortably assign to Pierson. Moreover, her penchant for literally spewing random inane and incoherent statements shines another light on Trump’s chief national spokesperson.

As a spokesperson person fails miserably.  Granted, Pierson operates well within the campaigns and the GOP behind the scenes strategies in working to recover every verbal ball Trump dumps on his supporters. Yet, she often also fails to fully understand the intricacies and nuances imbued in  (daily) “circle the wagons around Trump” strategies. Example.  It is obvious to any who follows news or current events must now know the GOP/RNC and Trump campaign had decided to respond to any questions about the Khan family with deflective remarks about President Obama and his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Strategy is strategy and it is critical to any political campaign. We should wonder why the campaign would advance a motor-mouth campaign spokesperson who doesn’t understand the deep basis for the strategy? 

If the strategy is to blame Obama and Clinton for the Kahn family death while serving our nation, failing to loop timing into the strategy is only possible via the less competent of surrogates. Pierson is certainly a less competent national campaign spokesperson.

On CNN’s The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer seemed to question Pierson into a confused knot and yes, her incompetence and a lack of knowledge failed in closing the surrogate loop. She flat out stated the Obama’s and Hillary Clinton “rules of engagement” changes led to the death of Captain Khan. Problem? Well, watch the segment and then I will share the problem if you do not already recognize her inept surrogacy.\

“But surely you can understand the confusion, considering how Donald Trump never voted for the Iraq War, Hillary Clinton did,” Pierson said. “Then she didn’t support the troops to have what they need. It was under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that changed the rules of engagements that probably cost his life! So I don’t understand why it’s so hard to understand why Donald Trump was confused.”
There is a very obvious problem with this, of course: Khan was killed by a car bomb all the way back in 2004. During that time, Clinton was a senator for New York and Obama wasn’t even a senator yet.

The brief bio at the top of this pages lists Captain Khan death as having taken place in 2004.  If you are into there yet, I ask you to think about when Senator Barack Obama won election as the nation’s 44th President and when  he appointed Hillary Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State.  Does the year 2008 and 2009 come to mind?


Trump Campaign Accepts White Nationalist Delegate

In, Trump campaign, White Nationalist Delegate, Your GOP on May 11, 2016 at 12:18 PM

A must read piece via NPR

Another day and more evidence of overwhelming messages from the Trump camp. While the nascent GOP leader continues his reality show TV performances his camp team reminds us of the level of their lack of attention to detail and or a devotion to the nefarious. The recent acceptance of a national leader in the ‘white nationalist’ movement as a 2016 California delegate speaks volumes. Is Trump signaling his inner core (which includes a father who was possibly a KKK sympathizer), or are we seeing ineptitude that should be kept far away from the White House?

Let’s consider a few points. First, it is a fact white nationalists and white supremacists are speaking openly about their support for Trump. It doesn’t matter he offers offhanded denials of their support or sly inferences he does not want their support, support is support. Pat Buchanan the nation’s most pronounced and proud white nationalist and racist media figure (and infrequent politician), has come forth with overt support for Trump.

Another critical matter is the requisite professional and aggregate competency of White House Staff. Yesterday Think Progress published an article about Trump staffers and adviser who could occupy the Whtie House.  It should be noted Trumps abusive campaign manager, Cory Lewandowski, is among the crew. Even if we can get past the Florida DAs’ refusal to charge Lewandowski for physical handling of a Breitbart News reporter, his outright lies after the incident speaks to credibility. 

On a tertiary basis, any rational person should recognize reports of white supremacist support for Trump. Is it a far reached to believe his campaign staff would expend extra efforts to ensure the highest quality of campaign affiliates?  Unless the choice of the racist California delegate is a gift to voting blocs dedicated to placing Trump in the White House.

The Trump charade continues and now has white supremacists comfortably seated in his carnival tent.

Crooks & Liars published a piece regarding the Trump campaign acceptance of the white supremacist.  I find it most interesting not one major cable news network have run a segment on the racist Trump delegate.
It’s time for media and everyone else pretending Trump isn’t a racist, fascist pig to give up that delusion and get down to it. The California Secretary of State published candidates’ delegate slates today, and guess who Donald Trump selected? William Johnson, head of the American Freedom Party, a proudly white nationalist organization. Johnson’s organization, by…


As the GOP moves further to the Right and continues to evolve as a party of white America.


Trumps Birtherism/Racism Turns The Shark on His Campaign

In "I like this guy", GOP xenophobia, people need to hear this", Trump anti-Muslim guy, Trump campaign, Trumps BIrtherism/Racism on September 18, 2015 at 11:03 AM

The following is the tip of the iceberg regarding the level and scope of Donald Trump’s xenophobic, racist, and bigoted GOP nomination campaign. 

“I like this guy…” 

Trump likes this guy (The actual reveler in 53 seconds)

Before we move to a very well done interview from MSNBC’s The Last Word, let’s spend a a little time on the inept Trump campaign response to the white nationalist anti-Muslim Trump supporter.

“I like this guy…”

Trump Camp Responds to Muslim Question Uproar…

by Josh Feldman | 9:15 pm, September 17th, 2015

Donald Trump got a question at a rally tonight from someone who thinks President Obama‘s a Muslim and wanted to know when we’re gonna get rid of the Muslims. Trump responded by deflecting and saying he’s looking into that and a lot of other things.

In response, the Trump camp issued a statement to multiple news outlets that basically just tried to change the subject entirely: 

 Robert Costa @costareports
Trump stmt to WaPo: “The media wants to make this issue about Obama. The bigger issue is that Obama is waging a war against Christians…”
9:02 PM – 17 Sep 2015

 Robert Costa   @costareports

Trump stmt to WaPo: “The media wants to make this issue about Obama. The bigger issue is that Obama is waging a war against Christians…”9:02 PM – 17 Sep 2015

Trump camp: “Mr. Trump was referring to the need to protect Christians religious liberties as his previous statement says and nothing more.”9:05 PM – 17 Sep 2015

You can watch the question (in which there was absolutely no mention of Christians’ religious liberties) here, via CNN:

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We are going to revisit the town-hall video to facilitate an interaction on last night’s The Last Word.

MSNBC’s The Last Word

A must watch two part segment from the MSNBCs The Last Word. Lawrence O’Donnell sat on camera with a co-chair of the Iowa Campaign for Trump. The Trump campaign should direct the so-cahir to avoid o camera appearances as she did not bode well after the racist and bigoted comments form the town-hall railing reveler. The first segment has Trump hosting the event and turning the microphone for question. And, did he get a set of question that literally brought the ope mic session to an abrupt end 
Trump has fostered a xenophobic current underlying the surface of is carnival barking “campaign.’ Is he ready to bring his bigoted and racist undercurrents up for the depths to an overt and robust white nationalist campaign? 

Segment one

Segment two (43 seconds)

How sad and ridiculous Donald Trump is fostering a campaign that levels his state staff honchos dangling over a cliff. Actually, no only are these people dangling, Trump via his campaign is flushing his state staffers down a drain. The Iowa so-chair in the video was ill-equipped for the interview beyond seeking ever-so-slight opening sot spew tired Trumpisms. The openings were closed very quickly by O’Donnell questioning Trumps handling of the event, frantic responses to O’Donnell from the Trump Camp, and O’Donnell probes about a past Trump lie (Hawaiian investigative team).
Whatever happened to those investigators who canvassed Hawaiian records ad found all sorts of unbelievable stuff?
Did I actually hear and see the Iowa official elude to the prospect the guy could have been a plant?
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