Saturday, May 6, 2017

Why Is Trump Campaigning For President in 2020 When He May Not Survive His First Term?

Good Day World!

It's the height of gall.

Our first illegitimate president takes the cake for audacity, insolence, and presumption.

Chump's first 108 days have been met with mass protests against his draconian policies across the nation on a regular basis.

So why would a president this reviled be campaigning for his next term after just a few months in office? It doesn't seem to make sense.

That is, if you're not The Donald. All the resistence that has plagued his presidency thus far has really shaken Don The Con.

The answer? Hold rallies for Trumpies who will love on him no matter what he says or does. He's already spent a million dollars to recharge his batteries.

Make no mistake. He's not attracting the average American to these love fests. They're for his hardcore followers. He can get away with telling them lies because they believe anything he says.

Next week the RussiaGate hearings will be back. The drip, drip, drip of new revelations will ramp up Rump's paranoia. Look for him to deflect the revelations by doing something to change the news.

Like start a war. Or create a fantasy story by making false claims against someone like President Obama. 

So far, he's been able to obstruct the investigations with the help of corrupt Republicans in the right places. How far this will go is anyone's guess.

If any president needs impeached, it's Donny Little Hands. The chances for getting impeached increase every day. As Trump's Russian connections, via his campaign staff, unfold the resulting consequences will be severe.

Expect more rallies as our orange-faced Mussolini faces the reality of the investigations. They're not going away. But he is someday.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Friday, May 5, 2017

Wealthy Win Round One on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare But The Fight Isn't Over

Good Day World!

The wealthy win again under the Trump regime. 

The process to repeal and replace Obamacare has begun with a narrow win to send it to the Senate.
(Left: Trump congratulates Ryan for carrying out crusade against Obamacare) 

It's been commonplace thus far under our Liar-In-Chief, who has been busy signing executive orders that are leaving his billionaire pals salivating.

We had a billionaire coup d’etat when Chump assumed power with the help of the Russians.

One example of the damage he's done with his executive orders is approving the Keystone XL pipeline. Do you know who really benefits by bringing oil down from Canada?

Certainly not you the consumer. Try the multi-billionaire Koch brothers.

They own the Koch Industries refinery in Corpus Christi, which is the main beneficiary of that oil coming down from Canada, because the Koch refinery cannot handle the cleaner oil that comes out of Texas.

Then there's Dump's revival of Voodoo economics. 

That is, if you cut taxes on the rich, they’ll get so excited and go into so much busy economic activity, that the economy will grow and your tax revenues will actually rise. So cut taxes, collect more taxes.

It is a miracle that exists in fevered brains harkening back to Reaganomics. In the real world when the scheme unfolds the rich get richer...and the poor get poorer.

It looks like Round Two will play out sometime in June. Trump's minions will be trying to shove the bill thru in any way possible.

Even if it means changing a law to do it. They've already demonstrated that nuclear options are on the table when they managed to get Gorsch confirmed.

The fight is far from over however. 

As more facts about the bill come out the more likely it'll fail in the Senate. Playing politics (for some hollow victory) with Americans healthcare is par for the course coming from the wealthy and their corporations.

It is the Era of Trump, and His Billionaire Boys Club. Long live greed.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Memo To Trump: Shutting the Government Down is Putting America Last!


                                  Good Day World!

Our cheeto-faced Liar-in-Chief thinks it would be a good idea to shut the government down and to change all the rules.

Really.

Once again he's demonstrating his complete lack of leadership and knowledge about how the government works.

And get this; Lump says he wants a shutdown so he can "fix" Senate rules that require him to negotiate with Democrats.

Donny's attempts to work around the Constitution have been constant during his first 100 days.

By using his normal managerial style - bullying and threatening - he thinks he can control Congress. It's no wonder that the Republican Party is in shambles.

Chump was on the twitter train two days ago and said;

"Either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51% (regarding Senate majority rules). Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!"

A good shut down? There's no such thing, but Donny Little Hands enjoys threatening people to get his way.

Republican Senator, Adam Schiff, replied to Dump's tweet the same day:

"How could a shutdown be good, with parks closed, gov't services unavailable and people furloughed? Answer: Golf at Mar-a-lago unaffected."

Schiff has a good point. 

Rump would like nothing better than taking more time off the job to go golfing all day at Mar-A-Lago after discovering the job turned out to be tougher - and more complicated - than he expected.

Perhaps that's what this shutdown business is all about. Dumb Dumb wants to play now, he's tired of trying to be an adult.

Bullying Congress, or taking vacation time. It's either or, or both.

In either case, Don the Con, is putting America last...and himself first. Again.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Now Chump Wants To Change the Rules in Congress in a Naked Power Grab

Good Day World!

It didn't take long. 

It only took 100 days before Trump dropped all pretenses of being a people's president, and started making naked power grabs.

Chump is tired of losing them thus far. This wasn't supposed to happen. Too much opposition. 

Remember when senior policy adviser Stephen Miller declared “the powers of the president to protect our country
are very substantial and will not be questioned?

This attitude was apparent the day he got elected. He was sure that as president he could do anything he wanted. That there would be no obstacles to his agenda.

It seems just like yesterday when Chump decried President Obama's executive orders, suggesting they were an indication of a weak leader who couldn't bend Congress to his will.

Trump is now admitting that he can't bend Congress to his will, but he blames the system rather than himself. 

In his two terms, President Barack Obama issued 277 executive orders, a total number on par with his modern predecessors, but the lowest per year average (35) in 120 years.

Trump, so far, has signed 30 executive orders in 99 days. Just another flip flop for his corrupt regime.

Whether Dump targets the filibuster specifically or not, his attitude toward his own power is clear: The more, the better.

He's already gotten a taste for rolling back the filibuster, and after just 100 days of frustration, he wants more. 

Now Rump is claiming the rules of the House and the Senate are "archaic" and need to be streamlined for the good of the country (translated: to further Stump's goals).

In other words, just throw out the Constitution, which Donny Little Hands has never read. He wants a clear path to power and by changing Senate laws he sees how his agenda can go unopposed. 

If he pulls off a change like he's threatening to, it would be the end of democracy because the very foundations of the sacred document we call the Constitution will have been torn down.

And just like that, we would have a dictator. Just like the one's he's been admiring around the world: 
Vladimir Putin. Kim-Jong-Un. Rodrigo Duterte. Tayyip Erdogan and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

A real rogue's lineup. And good company for Trump once he assumes complete power by destroying our democracy.

Related: Leading Historian Believes 'It's pretty much inevitable' Trump will try to Stage a Coup and Overthrow Democracy

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Panic Sets In As Comedians Realize Trump Routines Won't Go On Forever

Good Day World!

I read an article in The Washington Post yesterday  that suggested the Trump-inspired comedy bubble is about to burst.

I agree with the contention that teasing the same clown becomes monotonous at some point - can you imagine another 1000 days of Trumpisms?

I go one step further than this well-written premise by the Post's Hank Stuever however. 

There will be nothing to laugh at because Americans will be too terrified to laugh any more. Trump's clown makeup is nearly melted off.

The authoritarian asshole is almost fully emerged, as he tries to bully Congress, all 18 national security agencies, and our court systems. 

And of course, the media.

There's nothing funny about war.

Nothing funny about sending your children overseas to risk their lives when Trump may be using them as a diversion from his own corrupt administration.

Nothing funny about losing health care so Trump can claim some hollow victory.

Nothing funny about picking fights that may end up in a nuclear holocaust because of a thin-skinned president.

Nothing funny about Trump saying he would be "honored" to meet with North Korea's dictator in an interview yesterday.

As the era of Trump sinks in, Americans won't keep laughing at his lack of ethics - both business and moral - or that he's got an orange face from daily exposure to artificial sunlight.

The majority of the country will be trying to survive as corporations thrive.

Survival isn't funny.

As each agonizing day of Trump's regime rolls back environmental safety standards, or goes after minority immigrants like badgers, there will be no one smiling...

except Trump.

Time for me to walk on down the road...