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CNN Offers Insight Into Trump Campaign Psyche (It was Ugly)

In Conway, Jones, Lewandowski, Navarro, Trump, Trump In Milwaukee, Trumpism, Your GOP on August 17, 2016 at 10:34 AM

Corey Lewandowski, who tried to blast Navarro saying, “What you don’t want to talk about is the thousand Hispanics that he employees in Florida, no one wants to mention that fact. Which is more so than Ana Navarro employees or for that matter anyone else.”

Well, this is hat happens when the uninformed attempts to verbally joust with a professional commentator.  

Donald Trump apparently decided on Tuesday that maybe he should try to get more than one percent of the black vote and proceeded to make a complete fool of himself.
Speaking to almost entirely white crowd in West Bend, Wis., the Republican nominee said that Hillary Clinton is the one who is really guilty of “bigotry.” Trump also claimed that Democrats have “done nothing in return” for the African Americans who vote for them.
They’ve taken advantage of the African-American citizen,” Trump said. “It’s time to give the Democrats some competition for these votes and it’s time to rebuild the inner cities of America and reject the failed, rigged system.
“We reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton, which panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes, that’s all they care about, not as human beings worthy of a better future,” he said. “They have taken advantage.
Trump continued, insisting that the lack of policing has hit African American communities the hardest. In the wake of protests and increased racial tensions in Milwaukee following another fatal police shooting of a black man, which was only about 40 miles from where he was speaking, Trump called for enhanced law enforcement.
According to Trump, “law-abiding African-American citizens living in these neighborhoods” are the hardest hit by lawlessness. Then he added that “there is no compassion in tolerating lawless conduct for anyone.”
Not surprisingly, Twitter erupted in mockery and called Trump out on his bullshit.
That speech still has me heated. African Americans? We see right thru him & that’s exactly why he has just 1% of our vote.
Trump’s speech wasn’t aimed at African-Americans. At a guess, it’s aimed at moderate white conservatives who don’t want to be seen as racist

Hey @realDonaldTrump I wonder why African Americans want nothing 2 do w/ur campaign?!
“There were more African-Americans in the choir that opened up the DNC than there were in the entire RNC.”
— @ananavarro
“Trump’s speech tonight will resonate with African-Americans” — White people
If Trump cares this much about African Americans, he’ll come out strongly against all the laws designed to suppress their votes. Right?
Trump: Immigrants will “take all the jobs, including from low-income African Americans.”

He doesn’t even know he’s being racist.

Trump has only said one actual thing he plans to do to win over African Americans: “More police.”

Great plan y’all.

Trump – whose early properties marked African Americans with a ‘C’ for ‘Colored’ – says he’s candidate African Americans have been waiting 4
Trump is delivering standard Republican stuff about how blacks are being tricked by Democrats. Blacks generally do not believe this.
It takes some audacity for a man with a 1% to 2% approval rating with African-Americans to present himself as their true savior.

Trump started his speech seemingly trying to appeal to African Americans, who it would seem were not at the rally.
Wow. @realDonaldTrump is explaining how much he wants to help African-Americans — to a room that is 99.9% white.
Well, it certainly seems like that was effective. Surely Trump will see a huge boost in the polls now that he has successfully convinced African Americans that he is the candidate, the best candidate, to protect their interests. Who gives a damn that David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, is his BFF. Nevermind the fact that he is the darling of white supremacists and loves retweeting neo-Nazis. It is obviously Hillary Clinton that is real racist bigot here. Right?
No one, not even the narcissistic billionaire himself, can seriously believe that people are going to buy this crap.

Featured image via Joe Raedle/Getty Images

VIDEO QUICK HIT: Trump AgainTickles Hs "2nd Amendment" Supporters

In Renine Priebus, Trump, Trump 2nd amendment supporters, Trump makes boom joke, Your GOP on August 16, 2016 at 3:57 PM

Trump gets lots of cheers and laughs as a distant boom offers an opportunity to make a “2nd Amendment” remark about the President of the Untied States.  Since we know the president doesn’t spend time firing weapons nor ordering jet aircraft sonic booms, we can onlya ssume Trunmp continues to fli9rt with potlcial assassination.

Oh, the shame of ti all.

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Trump, The Polls, And Three Weeks Till Labor Day

In 2016 polling, GOP, Rience Priebus, The Polls, Trump, Trumpism, YOU GOP on August 15, 2016 at 11:42 AM

Trump actually continued to rail about “the polls’ as long as he faced other GOP hopefuls. He may have on occasion mentioned the polls as he moved away from the Primaries, but rest assured the “the polls” refrain has been scant from the lips of the New York City bloviator. 

Trump once stated he may leave the race should he start to slip in the polls. Of course, “leave the race” was carnival barking to drive sycophant supporters out to vote. But, there is the prospect the carnival barking Trump can not stomach that thought of losing the race in November. Time will tell, but you may have noticed Trumps’ offspring are not appearing on camera these days and you certainly haven’t heard the word “polls” from Trump’s mouth. 

The Five Thirty-Eight Blog posted a caution to all media about early exuberance and counter chagrin regarding the early polls. The message was, in essence, it is too early to consider 2015 polling relevant.
Let’s take a quick journey through the reasons for Trump’s aversion to “the polls.”  Our journey has to start with trump’s number one spokesperson incompetent: Katrina Pierson. 

“..forget the polls, Trump has huge crowds.” Well, yes he is a celebrity, and some of those in the audience may complete polls with expressions of no interest in a Trump vote

All national polling shows Clinton holding various percentage leads over Donald Trump. The polling data speaks volumes as to why Trump hasn;t uttered the words “the polls” for many weeks (maybe even months).  Trum[p in his inimitable way could help but rub “the poll’s in the faced of his 17 Gop primary candidates while failing to realize once, outside the GOP far right base, polling would swing moderately. The moderate swing took place the June party conventions and after the events that moderate swing trended towards double digit polling numbers across the nation.

Why do Republicans so often fail to realize braggadocio for a period could very well equal heartbreak during subsequent periods?  Sir Isaac Newton put it best.

It takes a small thinker who lacks any sense of ‘things to come’ to fall into the fact of reality and its pendulum swings. Trump certain bit into the proverbial apple, and no he can’t utter the words “the polls.”  But, never fail, all republicans can rest assured rightwing media and social media will come tot he rescue.  Breitbart dot com undertook a poll to refute all national polling showing their candidate trailing as if a chemtrail from a high flying jet.

Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow explained in a statement accompanying the survey that the site would launch its own series of polls to provide “an accurate assessment” of the 2016 race. 
“It’s an open secret that polls are often manipulated and spun to create momentum for a particular candidate or issue,” Marlow said. “Breitbart News Network’s first national poll marks the start of a major initiative to give our readers an accurate assessment on where the American people stand on the key topics and people of the day — without the mainstream media filter.”

Let’s do that last sentence again.

“Breitbart News Network’s first national poll marks the start of a major initiative to give our readers an accurate assessment on where the American people stand on the key topics and people of the day — without the mainstream media filter.”

Even Breitbart should have know better. 

The writers and  editors at Breitbart worked as if overheated Beavers to spin the survey results for a good showing from Trump, but the bottom-line effort to refute mainstream media (As Breitbart call3es it) polling data.  

Breitbart dot com excerpt:

Democratic nominee Hillary R. Clinton leads in a four-way contest with 42 percent of the vote, compared to Donald J. Trump with 37 percent, Libertarian Gary Johnson with 9 percent, and 3 percent for Green Party nominee Dr. Jill Stein, according to a Breitbart/Gravis national poll conducted Aug. 9 with 2,832 likely voters.

The remainder of the piece is linked here. If you decide to read the rest of the piece be prepared for a great deal of Breitbart spin. 

Rather than expend time sorting through various polls and posting graphics some find abhorrent, let’s defer to posting links with various perspectives on Trump Vs Hillary Clinton polling.

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NBC News election/four-takeaways-latest-battleground-polls-n629536

Syracuse dot com ny_poll_hillary_clinton_surges_to_30-point_lead_over_donald_trump.html

US News donald-trumps-loss-in-november-is-written-in-the-polls

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We are reading and hearing reliable polling is still weeks away. Well, we have moved to the middle of August with GOP and print media editors giving Trump until Labor Day to turn things around. It should be noted Labor Days is a mere three weeks away. Is there a sane person who may read this who actually believes Trump will enact a turnaround in the next three weeks?

Trump’s Disdain For The Media And His Henchmen

In GOP 2016, MSNBC reporter escorted from Trump Thugs, Trump, Trump's Disdain For The Media, Your GOP on August 12, 2016 at 1:31 PM


The media was also a target of Hitler’s Joseph Goebbels.

When politicians are successful in influencing US media the nation suffers. Think about the Washington Post not pursuing the story of the Watergate break-in? Think of the onslaught of Richard Nixon’s henchman VP, Spiro Agnew, and his attacks against US media (the press) prior to the Watergate break-in. How easy a target was, and is, the press when politicians cannot wield them for their personal agenda, personal gain or to facilitate ideological dogma? Nixon was an existential crook; Agnew’s mission was to fiend-off the press via that old sports adage:  “…..the best defense is a great offense.”
Agnew performed well, until his fraud laced passed led to his resignation form the US vice Presidency. A real crook.

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Spiro Agnew was born on November 9, 1918, in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1966, he was elected governor of Maryland. He was elected vice president under Richard Nixon in 1969, but resigned from his second term in 1973 after being charged with bribery, conspiracy and tax fraud.

When crooks attempt to shape media (and the press) Americans have no opportunity to use our innate ability to apply cognitive processes to current events, today;s problems, and more importantly we will nto sort out the B?S for self-serving politicians.  Now, I have to ask, why do we find attacks against the press far more prolific from the Right Vs. the political Left?  The question is rhetorical; you and I both know the answer.

As we move this piece into the 2016 General Election, we have an even more pronounced and dangerous demagogue working to shape any an all non-favorable press coverage. While Donald Trump relishes in infrequent favorable press coverage, he literally bristles and acts like a child when coverage is non-complementary. OK, so we knew that, right? Let’s take it to another level what takes pale when the erratic demagogue points fingers at members of the press, this singling them out for sycophant scorn (and possible physical abuse).

Trump attacked ABC reporter last May.

The increasingly unstable Trump often follows the GOP script of blaming the press. I recall a few cases where he pointed to the cordoned-off press reporters (in the back of the press conference rooms) and threw disparaging remarks about “hating” them.

News June 2016

DONALD Trump’s favourite nickname for the news media is the “dishonest press”.

He swaps in “disgusting press” from time to time.

And sometimes, he puts it all together: “disgusting, dishonest human beings”.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has a whole menu of take-downs for individual reporters and news organisations.

In recent weeks, he’s used his microphone and his tweets to label them “third-rate,” “not nice,” “disgraceful,” “phony,” “low-life,” “very unprofessional” and “bad people.”

Or, for extra emphasis in a tweet, “BAD”.

Attack the press as  component of an, to date, effective  “fake it to make it” strategy.

What follows is an example of irrational emotions aimed at members fo the press after a Trump event. Is this your a relative or yours? If so, maybe offer the guy a sedative or some high grade pot. (In fairness, a fellow tweeter offered a counter example at the University of Missouri during a protest involving allegations of racism. It should be noted the university president resigned in part due to his insensitive handling of the allegations)

Oh, just another lovely encounter with an angry @realDonaldTrump supporter after a rally by the media pen:— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) August 11, 2016

And, there are more:

Ugly, eh? Spiro Agnew garnered similar reactions from Nixon/Agnew supporters, but they never reached a level of inciting audience members to threaten members of the press.

What would caused what seems someone’s grandfather to go completely ballistic after a Trump event?  How about Trump himself as an example. Earlier int ht eek the unstable Trump again singled out a reporter for personal admonition.  The reporter was escorted out of the building by Secret Service officers. We pay the salaries of Trump’s SS protection, why should they become a form of Trump safety escort. Note: I used the acronym SS with direct purpose. Trump’s SS patrol has also choked and slammed a Time Magazine photographer).  A reminder the Secret Service is a federal agency with law enforcement protection assigned to 2016 candidates. When does the line separate personal protection form augmented personal security enforcers or officers?).

Trump’s finger pointing attack words for MSNBC’s Katy Tur.  
“What a lie. Katy Tur. What a lie it was. Third. Rate. Reporter. Remember that.”

Escorted from Trump Thugs!

The New Century Times

August 11, 2016 MediaNews

Earlier this week, Donald Trump shocked everyone by calling for the assassination of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. While most level-headed people are insisting that his comments should be taken extremely seriously because threatening the life of a government official is no joking matter, some of Trump’s mindless GOP backers are passing it off as a “bad joke” or misinterpretation.

That’s why what happened to MSNBC reporter Katy Tur is especially relevant now, and should be used to make the case for why Trump’s comments to his supporters about getting “Second Amendment people” to shoot Clinton should be handled with great care. Tur has been covering Trump’s campaign for over a year, and she has just recently revealed that she’d needed the Secret Service to protect her from Trump’s supporters after he turned them against her.

At a Trump rally in Mount Pleasant, Trump resurrected a grudge he’d been holding against her for unfavorable coverage in the past. Trump had wanted her to apologize, but she refused. To get her back, Trump publicly retaliated during the rally by calling her out to his supporters and saying to the crowd: (See video above)

As of this morning Trump has apparently respond to a tongue lashing from RNC Chair Rience Priebus with a false assertion his comment about President Obama and Hillary Clinton as the founder of ISIS was sarcasm.  Well, when will the nation simply accept that Donald Trump is  totally unhinged and out of control He hasn’t shown any evidence of a rational mind since his first declaration of intent to run for the Oval Office but in June 2015.

Is he actually he voice of virtually half the nation?  

Lest we forget: 
I am not a crook!


The Daily GOP Ignominious:Trump Gone Rabid

In The Daily GOP Ignominious, Trump on August 9, 2016 at 3:07 PM

We don’t see the need to offer any introduction to this post.  

When fifty former officials who happen to be Republican speakout, even we pay attention.
Shoot an opponent!   Can we become anymore Hitlarian?

Yes, it is true!

How out some Trump Fact-checking? Economic Plan? Really? How many of you will derive any benefit from any changes in an “Estate Tax?”

The Daily GOP Ignominious: The Ugly GOP (Video)

In GOP 2016 .Your GOP, GOP and RNC, The Daily GOP Ignominious, Trump, Trump racism, Trump rally video, Trumpism, US bigotry, US racism, Your GOP on August 3, 2016 at 10:26 PM

The best way to assess character is to secure insight into the company a person keeps. 
An illustration of the point comes clear when an informed person compares the Democratic National Convention to the cesspool fear circus of the Republican National convention. 

We offer an image of our last point.

If you felt the GOP convention was a wholesome and worthwhile set of events, you must know by now you stand alone and opposite the vast majority of media experts and political pundits (even many conservative pundits).

We encourage you to witness the level to which your GOP vote will place a stamp on our nation, we encourage you to spend three minutes watching your run-of-the-mill Trump supporter. The video is ugly through and through. It depicts the very reason Donald Trump won the GOP nomination and transparentit exemplifies the roots of why each and every whtie supremacists and anti-Islamic bigot clings to the GOP.

If you can watch what follows and can not associate the behavior to what life was for milllions who quietly wathced and acquiesced as Adolf Hitler tookover Germany in the mid to late 1920s.

The New York Times deserves credit for the video and three of its reporters should receive a high-order of recognition for the work they accomplished.

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Unfiltered Voices From Donald Trump’s Crowds

New York Times reporters have covered Donald J. Trump’s rallies for more than a year. His supporters at these events often express their views in angry and provocative ways. Here are some examples.

It seems the plug is coming unglued on the Trump campaigning and possible coming unglued on his retail empire.  One should consider if the Macy’s announcement and the New York Times video published was coincidental to the same day.

GOP Surrogacy Foretells Political Horror (Trump’s House)

In GOP 2016, GOP surrogacy, Rience Priebus, Trump, Trump's national spokesperson, Trumpism, Your GOP on August 3, 2016 at 9:15 PM

Yesterday we published a piece about the incompetent state of Donald Trump’s top national spokesperson. Katrina Pierson ineptly followed the obvious strategic response to Trump’s horrific attacks on a “gold star” family who’s son died in Iraq. The strategy, deflect any and all opportunities to answer questions about Trump’s disgusting attack with rhetoric about President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Why do Trump and his circus show surrogates play us so cheaply? The answer is simple: the campaign is shallow and their candidate is void of substance. Moreover, Trump seems to have only employed a handful of qualified political campaign professionals; and he doesn’t listen to any advice or counsel from those hires. Competent political operatives would have developed a far more effective response to the political feces left by their out of control boss. Trump shallowness breeds public shallowness and embarrassing situations. Blaming Obama and Clinton is as shallow as a sidewalk tadpole pool.

The blame Obama and Clinton strategblew upup in the face of Pierson while responding to a battery of questions from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Herewith is the piece published yesterday: When Trump Surrogate National. spokesperson drowns in that tadpole pool.

After the Wolf Blitzer segment, he returned from commercial break and immediately address the fallacy of Pierson’s remarks. Actually, Blitzer should have been adroit and informed enough to have performed an instant correction.  But, that would remind of a reach back to times when television news was actually delivered by journalists.  Without question, Blitzer received the correction via his production team and probably was ordered to offer the correction. Of course, you knew CNN wouldn’t allow Blitzer’s post commercial correction to pass.

Pierson’s need to speak about her incompetent statement, CNN’s thrill for “exposure news”, and the possible need for CNN’s management to address the issue after its previous airing, led to an on-camera segment this morning.

The video above leaves the message we wanted to impart via this piece.  We will remind you that Trump will take people such as Peirson into the Whtie House should he win the general election this fall. Incompetent from the top down is unacceptable such incomeptence in the White House is a nation killer.

TPI Quick Hit: Historians On Trump

In David McCullough, Historians on Trump, Ken Burns, Ron Chernow, Trump, Your GOP on July 13, 2016 at 2:19 PM

From Historians on Donald Trump Facebook page.

David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize — for “Truman” (1992) and “John Adams” (2001) — and twice received the National Book Award — for “The Path Between the Seas” (1977) and “Mornings on Horseback” (1982). His other acclaimed books include “The Greater Journey” (2011), “1776” (2005), “Brave Companions” (1991), “The Johnstown Flood” (1968), “The Great Bridge” (1972) and “The Wright Brothers” (2015). He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

Ron Chernow is an American writer, journalist, historian and biographer. He has written bestselling and award-winning biographies of historical figures from the world of business, finance, and American politics, including “Alexander Hamilton” (2004) and “Washington: A Life” (2010), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. His first book, “The House of Morgan,” won a National Book Award.

More Historians On Trump

Ken Burns on the dangers of the wrong choice.

When Businessmen Ruin Nations

In businessmen, Farage, National malfeasnce, Trump on July 4, 2016 at 4:02 PM


When “business” supersedes rational thought and life-sustaining acts…..

“Man on Fire” (Denzel Washington as Creasy)

“Business” I am a professional

Jorge: I’m sorry. I’m really sorry for the girls. It was just business. You know, I’m a professional.
Creasy: That’s what everybody keeps saying. I’m just a professional. Everybody keeps saying that to me. I’m just a professional. I’m just a professional. I’m getting sick and tired of hearing that, you understand me?


What is “good for business” isn’t always good for people and nations.

I am “the king of debt.”That has been great for me as a businessman, but is bad for the country. I made a fortune off of debt, will fix U.S.

Another charlatan businessman struck the UK.

Oh, the shame of it all.

The Daily GOP Ignominious:The Consummate Liar (One Guess)

In The Daily GOP Ignominious, Trump, Trump big Pants of Fire, Trump The Liar on July 4, 2016 at 12:50 PM

Yes of course, Trump brandishes Clinton with the moniker of “liar.”  

I often ask: “Does Donald Trump have mirrors in his home and office?” It is impossible to believe that millions across American (who support Trump) do not also recognize he is a serial and pathological liar. He seems to be a person who has developed beyond the point of speaking the truth with his first words following cognitive processes. He is a person who seems to speak the first words that come to his mouth and those words are often grounded in misleading lies or defective utterances. 
Personal thoughts aside, we have the Tapa Bay Times and its POLITIFACT division for validation of the perception Trump is the consummate liar. 

He is the Circa 2016 version of these guys.


When you were younger do you recall that time when you or your parents purchased a ticket to the exhibit and found it to be a shameful rip-off?


The truth (so far) behind the 2016 campaign

Excerpt charts. Consider visiting the Politifact link (above) for much more about Trump and his record as a consummate liar. 

3. Clinton vs. Trump

4. Whose pants are on fire?

5. More about Trump

Ninety-five of the 158 fact-checks of claims made by Trump have been rated False orPants on Fire. Add in Mostly False and that accounts for 123 (78 percent) of all of Trump’s fact-checked claims.


6. More about Clinton
Just 16 of Clinton’s 120 rated statements ended up as False or Pants on Fire. By contrast, 53 percent of the statements we fact-checked were rated True or Mostly True.


The Consummate Liar

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