Friday, August 19, 2016

Donald Trump "Regrets" Saying the Wrong Things - A First

Regretting Saying Horrible Things Is Good

But Doesn't Change How Prepared To Be President He Is

John A. Smith Editor/Founder, August 19, 2016

 
www.wsj.com August 4 -10 2016

     Perhaps the tanking poll numbers finally made Donald Trump realize that he is taking any chance of being elected away. Maybe it was someone on his campaign staff, old or new. But yesterday in Charlotte North Carolina the presidential candidate, for the first time ever, said "Sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues you don't choose the right words, or you say the wrong thing, I have done that... and believe it or not, I regret it." 

     Although it's nice to see him say he regrets some of the things he has said it obviously doesn't make up for the hateful, racist, divisive language he has directed at so many, for so long. Attacking a judge working a case against him who has a stellar record and calling him "unable" to do his job because his parents are Mexican is ludicrous. Mocking a reporter with a disability unconscionable. Attacking a gold star family totally disrespectful and "out of bounds."

     Saying he regrets some things he has said also doesn't prepare him to be President. He simply doesn't have enough knowledge about foreign affairs, or for that matter, domestic affairs. In an interview with George Stephanopolos he was asked about why his campaign had argued to take out the stipulation that they would supply weapons to Ukraine to fight off Russian aggression. His response was "I don't know," which he repeated time and time again. But then said in no uncertain terms ""you can take this, understand this, write it down, Russia is NOT going into Ukraine." He didn't know that Russia had taken Crimea TWO YEARS AGO! He then said "well you know, I hear, from many people that the people of Crimea wanted to be part of Russia." Recently he said he knows "more about ISIS" than our military Generals do. Mr. Trump, you DO NOT know more about ISIS than our military leaders. A staunch Republican recently said that when he is being told what reality is, "he doesn't want to learn it."

     Thanks for your regrets Mr. Trump, now go start learning something about our country, our people, and what it actually takes to be the President of the United States.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

GOP Continues to Lie About Benghazi and Exploit Families

GOP LIES and Exploits Benghazi Families

John  A. Smith, Editor/Founder August 9, 2016

 GOP HELD 10 COMMITTEES AND SPENT OVER $50M IN TAXPAYER'S MONEY TO FIND NOTHING    

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     This is one of those rare times that Democratic Nominee for President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton is being "Mostly True" according to PolitiFact: "There have been seven investigations [there have actually been ten now] (of Benghazi) led mostly by Republicans in the Congress" that concluded "nobody did anything wrong, but there were changes we could make."— Hillary Clinton on Monday, October 5th, 2015 in on NBC's Today Show. "House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suggested last week [from Oct. 5, 2015 article] that Congress’ current investigation into the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, is a political move against former Hillary Clinton, and she was quick to jump on the Republican’s gaffe." Read More: Clinton: 7 Benghazi probes so far
     What the Republicans don't talk about is how they cut funding to protect the embassies just six months prior. Ten (10) congressional committees have investigated the Benghazi tragedy in the Republicans’ nearly four-year obsession. The latest by the "Select Committee" brought this summary: "The Benghazi Select Committee has now spent more than 7 million in taxpayer dollars in its politically-motivated effort to damage Hillary Clinton. Over the past four years, a total of ten congressional investigations have now looked into Benghazi—and found no evidence wrongdoing [sic] by Clinton or the Obama Administration."  This is a breakdown of those committees by Correct The Record: THE GOP’S ADDICTION TO BENGHAZI “INVESTIGATIONS” JUST WON’T END - Republicans Are Determined to Keep the Benghazi Conspiracy Alive.   

*The following is an opinion column by R Muse*
Republicans have admitted, on several occasions by the way, that the House Benghazi committee’s investigation was a long-term campaign to damage Hillary Clinton even before she announced a run for the White House. The committee’s chairman, Representative Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has stated that he found nothing, but still, his committee is busy on a taxpayer-funded Republican “campaign” against Mrs. Clinton. The cost, according to estimates as of last year was approximately $6.7 million and it was enough of a waste of money to inspire a high-ranking Defense Department official to include the waste of money in a letter criticizing Gowdy’s tactics on the Benghazi Select committee. The Pentagon is weary of the three-plus years of several committees’ demands to waste their valuable time, money, and personnel. Read More: Pentagon Condemns House Benghazi Committee’s Wasteful “Speculative” Investigation By Rmuse on Sun, May 1st, 2016 at 9:29 pm.    

     From the Benghazi Research Center here is "Benghazi By The Numbers" showing money, hours, and much more about the wasteful, misguided, and at times fraudulent investigations where the "Select Committee" spent more than $7M and  "House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suggested last week [from Oct. 5, 2015 article] that Congress’ current investigation into the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, is a political move against former Hillary Clinton." The article says there were approximately 252 witnesses, 10 Congressional hearings, 13 published reports, and much, much more. After all the money and time spent they found "0" investigations found evidence of a stand down order, "0" investigations to find evidence of an "intelligence failure" leading to the Benghazi tragedy, and "0" investigations that found any "administrative wrongdoing." Read More: Benghazi By The Numbers/Benghazi Research Center

GOP Busted On Benghazi: Voted For MASSIVE Embassy Security Cuts Starting in 2011

Photo by Pinterest McCain asked about Republicans cutting funds to secure embassies
     What the GOP never talks about is their cutting of funds to protect the embassies. The Hill reported as far back as 09/18/12 10:41 PM EDT By Alexander Bolton that GOP cuts to embassy security draw scrutiny, jabs from Democrats . The articles states "Republicans have sought to cut hundreds of millions of dollars slated for security at U.S. embassies and consulates since gaining control of the House in 2011.Democrats are scrutinizing the GOP proposals in the wake of attacks on U.S. embassies and consulates in the Middle East, one of which saw Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans murdered." In October 2015 the Reverb Press reported:"

GOP Complaining About Benghazi Security Issues Despite Previously Demanding Embassy Security Cuts

     "It looks like the GOP’s tendency towards history revisionism is continuing to bite the party in its collective ass." The article went on to say " It’s also worth noting that while the GOP was oh so indignant at the Democrats for questioning their embassy security budget cut proposals, we had then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attempting to pin the failures to stop the attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi on President Barack Obama." Read More: GOP Busted On Benghazi: Voted For MASSIVE Embassy Security Cuts Starting in 2011/Reverb Press

GOP Exploits Families of Victims of Benghazi

 
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     “I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son,” Smith said during a tearful speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday."  Read more: Benghazi victim's mother blames Clinton for son's death . Today, Patricia Smith, the mother of one of the four Americans killed in the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hillary Clinton. Actually Hillary Clinton is being sued by parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, two of the four men who died in Benghazi in 2012. This after all those committees, money, time spent found "no administrative wrongdoing." Does anyone believe that this lawsuit is anything but the GOP exploiting these families? Read More: Parents of Two Benghazi Victims File Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton . You can read the full lawsuit here

Media Outlets Report "New" Information on Benghazi - Only NONE OF IT Was New

Screenshot of MediaMatters June 2016 article

     Again, after all the money, time, and effort by the GOP they found nothing and continue to lie to the American people as if they found something, anything to prove wrongdoing. It's disgraceful and a waste of taxpayer's money, and time that the Congress and Senate could be spending actually representing their constituents needs. 

"Several media outlets falsely reported that the final report released by Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi contained “new information,” when in fact all of the “key findings” in the report had been previously reported. Committee Republicans reportedly released “embargoed ‘exclusives’” strategically to manipulate reporters into presenting details in the releases as new information." Read More: Media Fell For Bogus “New Information” Spin In GOP Benghazi Report/MediaMatters For America



Where's all the investigations about these? Photo by www.Pinterest.com
     I don't know about you but I for one NEVER want to hear the word "Benghazi" again! 
 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Where Does Donald Trump Stand Within the Republican Party and With America?


By John A. Smith, Editor/Founder August 8, 2016

Donald Trump Drops In Polls

Washington Post/ABC News poll August 1 through August 4, 2016

Trump Doesn't Listen To Anyone - Except Maybe The Polls

     After two weeks of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump repeatedly tweeting attacks on his favorite social media, Twitter, attacking the Gold Star Khan family, not initially endorsing Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and popular New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte. In announcing he wasn't endorsing Ryan last week Trump said “I’m just not quite there yet,” using the exact words Ryan used about him after the Indiana primary in May when asked if he would support Trump. The candidate also went to New Hampshire last week and claimed he is doing better than fellow Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte in statewide polls. He got a "Pants On Fire" from PolitiFact for that one.  Read More: Read More: Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim about doing better than Kelly Ayotte in N.H. polls. Many people started to question whether the presidential nominee needed a "candidate intervention," or maybe they are the one's who need an intervention. Read More: Someone Needs an Intervention Here, and It’s Not Donald Trump/Slate.com. He wasn't listening to anyone and his running mate Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) and Campaign Manager Paul Manafort found themselves crazy with trying to "spin" all the nuttiness coming out of their candidates mouth and on his Twitter account. 

     But later, the National and State polls showed Trump in a free-fall and he reversed himself. On Friday, August 5th, at a campaign rally in Green Bay, WI,  he unenthusiastic-ally endorsed them all. Read More: Trump Endorses Paul Ryan, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte/ABC News  By then national polls showed a match up between Trump and Clinton, if the Presidential election were held today, to be 3-8 points in Clinton's favor. By Saturday a Washington Post/ABC News Poll finds Clinton has widened lead ahead of Trump to 8 points . But perhaps the worst results were coming in the battleground states. 

Battleground State Polls:

Virginia

     "The battleground state of Virginia looks a little less like a battleground today, as Hillary Clinton has opened up a lead there of 49 percent to 37 percent, echoing some of the movement seen in national polls this week."  This is of course Hillary's running mate junior U.S. Senator Tim Kaine's home state.  

Arizona

     "On the other side of the country in Arizona, Trump leads 44 percent to 42 percent, only two points in a state Republicans typically win without too much trouble. Even if this is as close as Arizona ever gets (just 15 percent of those not voting for Clinton would still consider her) it nonetheless tells the story of a potentially shifting map, forcing Trump to defend usually-red territory, in part because of such strong Hispanic support behind Clinton. In Arizona, 80 percent of Hispanic voters feel they're more motivated to vote this year than previous years, and don't believe Donald Trump treats all people fairly."

Nevada

    " In Nevada, Clinton leads, 43 percent to 41 percent, also bolstered by support from Hispanic voters and younger voters, but facing more difficulty with older, white voters. In Nevada, as elsewhere, the commander-in-chief measure nets Clinton a large advantage, even as she has lower numbers on measures such as bringing change. And the selection of Tim Kaine as vice president may have helped Clinton in Virginia, too, as voters are more likely to say it makes them more likely to vote for the ticket than to vote against it." 

NOTE: Comments on Virginia, Arizona, and Nevada are excerpts from a post on CBS.com













Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Seriously - Not Being Sarcastic - Is Trump A Sociopath or Is He Purposely Trying To Find A Way Out? Why Does Hillary Keep Telling The Same Old Lies Even After They've Been Disproved? What can We Do To Change The Broken Election Process?


By John A. Smith, Founder/Editor, August 3, 2016 ___________________________________________

so·ci·o·path
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noun
noun: sociopath; plural noun: sociopaths
  1. a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.

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Does Donald Trump REALLY Want Be President?


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  The short answer is no. Yesterday in my post Trump & Clinton Continue Their Blatant Lies - But they're Really Not Good At It I expressed my thoughts about what I thought Trump's plan for the future was. It included the fact that I did not believe in any way, shape, or form, that Donald Trump, Republican Nominee for President of the United States would ever actually fulfill his duties as President of the United States should enough ignorant people allowed him to win. I didn't think he has a snowballs chance in hell but when you look at the polls you quickly realize that there are a large number of low-information, "I only watch Fox News," and/or simply stupid (not just dumb) voters in America.  

     Yesterday on Morning Joe/MSNBC, Joe Scarborough said he had lunch with someone who is very close to Trump. He confirmed that Trump does not want to actually BE President. He told Joe that Donald's "best case scenario" would be to lose the election by one-half of one percentage point so that he could say "they stole the election from me" for the rest of his life. That is consistent with my thoughts. I wrote:

     A couple months after Donald Trump declared he was running for President, someone interviewing him showed him pictures of former President George W. Bush and of President Barack Obama, they were portrayed wearing garb of the country they were visiting (separate events) and Trump was asked if he would go to other countries and wear their traditional garb. Trump's response was a very quick "NO! no, I would have someone else do that." Donald Trump Jr. was sent to vet Governor John Kasich (R-OH) as a potential running mate for Trump. He asked Governor Kasich what he thought about being the most "powerful Vice President in the history of America." Kasich responded "how would that be?" Donald replied "you would be in charge of ALL domestic and foreign policy." Kasich said "but that's everything, what would President Trump be doing?" Donald Jr. replied "making America great again."  

     Again, consistent with Trump never in a million years putting all his money in a trust, living on the President's salary of only $400,000/year, and being tied to the grueling schedule of the POTUS, it will NEVER happen!

Hillary Clinton Must Think Americans Are Complete Idiots

     Hillary Clinton, Democratic Nominee for the President of the United States continues to lie. She is again using old lies that have been totally rebuffed, contradicted, proven to be false. She knows that she is lying, she knows the American people knows she lying, and she doesn't care. In an article in The Atlantic on August 1, 2016 Why Can't Hillary Clinton Stop Lying?  "On Sunday, the former secretary of state told FOX News’ Chris Wallace that FBI Director James Comey cleared her of misleading the public about her rogue email server at the state department: “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.” That’s wrong and she knows it, which makes it a lie."

     She is arrogant and counts on the American people being "low-information," gullible, uninformed, unable to seek out the truth, people who will vote for her no matter what she does, or says, because her opponent is uninformed, narcissistic, misogynistic, racist, who is hateful and losing his mind attacking a Gold Star family. While she is right about some people (Trump supporters) most Americans can see through her lies and will not vote for her.

What can the American Voter Do To Send Both Parties a Message That They Are Not Going To Stand For A Corrupt, Establishment, Two-Party System, and A Broken Election Process?

     American voters can vote for a 3rd party to show that they will vote for a 3rd party in future elections. I know, I' get these responses whenever I bring up voting for a 3rd party candidate, and here are my responses[Reprinted from August 2, post Trump & Clinton Continue Blatant Lies - But They're Really Not Good At It

 1) "I would but I'm afraid to because I don't want Trump to win." Response: Trump will NOT win this election, not even the Republicans want that. Their party has been hijacked by him. Even though this presidential election is the most important in decades due to the fact that anywhere from two to five U.S. Supreme Court Justices will be appointed I do not fear Trump winning. Today on Morning Joe/MSNBC Joe Scarborough said he had talked to someone very close to Trump and that friend said that Trump believes his best outcome to be beat by a half a percentage point so he Could say "the election was stolen" for the rest of his life. This falls right in with what I've believed for some time. Trump would NOT take on the duties of POTUS, he's having fun because he's a mega-narcissist and getting tremendous attention on the campaign. See"Donald Trump Does NOT Want To Be President - He Will Never Take On The Duties of the POTUS" below.

2) "A third-party candidate doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell of winning." Response: No, they don't. But if we send a message that we won't stand for a rigged two party system, AND fight injustices like the media block out of 3rd party candidates, AND that we're done putting up with the current, corrupt, disrespectful, politicians that don't represent us, but represent 1%er's and large corporations, by a noticeable percentage of voters voting for a 3rd party candidate, we CAN CHANGE FUTURE ELECTIONS! The "movement" will be moving forward and growing as the message of "we WILL vote for 3rd party candidates" is acknowledged. 

3) "Although I like a lot of what is in Dr. Jill Stein's platform, there are things I disagree with." Response: You're not going to find a candidate running that is for all the positions that you are for, in ANY party. You certainly aren't going to find everything you want in what Trump and Clinton are saying and what they will actually do. Again how can you vote for someone like Trump who yesterday said "she has no right to criticize my campaign, she couldn't even beat Bernie." George Stephanopoulos had to remind him that "she DID beat Bernie," and Trump said "barely." Really?!

4) "What can we really do to get the "movement" or "revolution" to gain traction? Response: We can get behind groups, organizations, activists, that support 3rd party candidates and help their chances for future elections i.e. Anonymous Launches Campaign to Oppose Media Blackout of Green Candidate
   
5)  "We only have 98 days left before the election, what can we really get done?" Response: We can do a lot. We can get a percentage of the vote to make the two current parties see that we ARE ready to vote for 3rd parties. We can support, and work towards, getting obstacles for 3rd party candidates removed, so that in a future election a 3rd party candidate will actually have a chance to win!

Voting For A 3rd Party Candidate Won't "Give Trump A Win" But It Will Change The Way Our Election Process And The 1%er Owned Media Do Business In The Future 

     It is obvious that Dr. Jill Stein doesn't have "a snowballs chance in hell" of winning the presidential election but that doesn't mean that she can't do a lot for the American people,  the broke election process we are enduring, and 3rd party candidates in the future.  The media blackout on 3rd party candidates is not even disputed. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic primary, but he did do many good things, he got many issues put into the Democratic platform, he brought many young people into the election process, he got over 8 million people to make an average donation of $27 showing that you don't need 1%er's, corporations, and special interests, to make a run for office. Should a third party candidate get a respectable number of votes it will increase efforts by many to fight the issues surrounding 3rd party candidates for future elections. Issues like the media block, donations to 3rd parties, and many other obstacles that exist today. 

Which 3rd Party Candidate Has The Best Chance of Sending The Message?  

     Dr. Jill Stein, Presumptive Green Party candidate for President of the United States. @jillstein2016 - Jill2016 Jill Stein for President on Twitter, on Facebook Jill Stein for President 2016, is a candidate that is currently on the ballot in 31 states, her campaign is currently petition in 15 states, filed and awaiting results in 2 states and can be written in in Indiana and North Carolina. Look at Jill Stein's bio on Wikipedia   and the Green Parties Platform and see if your willing to send a very important message to the Republicans and Democrats.   

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Trump & Clinton Continue Blatant Lies - But They're Really Not Good At It

And The Lies Keep Coming From

 Trump and Clinton

By John A. Smith Founder/Editor August 2, 2016,

Trump Should Have Stayed OFF Sunday Shows 

Trump, Campaign, Try To Spin His Hateful, Racist Attacks On Khan Family

     On Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, site of the Democratic National Convention Khizr Khan, with his wife, Ghazala, by his side, made a speech. The Khan's lost their son, Humayun Khan in Iraq when he walked toward a suicide bomber and told the soldiers with him to get back. He saved his fellow soldiers but died when the bomber detonated his bomb. Humayun was posthumously awarded The Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. 

     In Khan's speech he said "you have sacrificed nothing, and no one." George Stephanopoulos on ABC News/This Week with George Stephanopoulos, asked Donald Trump, Republican Nominee for President of the United States about that statement and Trump responded "well that sounds so, who wrote that, did Hillary's scriptwriter's write that." This Sunday on NBC News/Meet the Press with Chuck Todd Khizr Khan said "the stewardship of this country needs to be in the hands of a person with moral compass, who can relate, who has some empathy with the citizen's he wishes to lead, this candidate (Trump) is void of both. On Saturday The Trump For President Campaign responded "Captain Humayun Khan was a hero to our country... the real problem here are the radical Islamic terrorists who killed him." 

     Republicans are also denouncing Trump with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) condemning his Islamophobic attacks on the Muslim war hero’s family without mentioning his name, but falling short of withdrawing their support as reported in the Huffington Post. Read More: GOP Leaders Don’t Ditch Trump Even After Condemning His Attacks On Muslim War Hero’s Family




Trump Flaunts His Ignorance On Foreign Policy Again - His "Negotiation Skills" Aren't What They Were Trumped Up To Be Either

     For the author of "The Art of the Deal" and self-proclaimed "best negotiator ever" Trump and his "best people" pretty much let everything slide when forming the 2016 GOP Platform except for one thing, the part of the platform that encourages giving lethal weapons to the Ukraine to help ward off aggression from Russia. The Washington Post reports "Republican delegates at last week’s national security committee platform meeting in Cleveland were surprised when the Trump campaign orchestrated a set of events to make sure that the GOP would not pledge to give Ukraine the weapons it has been asking for from the United States." Read More: Trump campaign guts GOP’s anti-Russia stance on Ukraine . Where Trump wanted to soften the platform on same-sex-marriage and support for business decisions to deny certain services to same-sex couples Politico reports " While the party platform now bends toward Trump in some areas, other traditional planks of party orthodoxy remain firmly in place. Religious conservatives — without specifically swiping at Trump — rejected efforts by social moderates to soften the party’s stance against same-sex marriage. The Platform Committee on Monday afternoon added language defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman. And the platform also features language that embraces social conservative positions such as opposition to adoption by same-sex couples and support for business decisions to deny certain services to same-sex couples." Read More: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/donald-trump-republican-platform-225394#ixzz4G5UZ3vBM  His "best negotiation skills of anyone in the world" aren't showing here. Neither is his ability to "hire the best people," "the most knowledgeable people," "the best," for representing him in negotiations or for running his campaign for that matter.

Trump Loves Putin - danzcolorplus6543

Does Trump Have A Relationship With Putin?

      In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Donald Trump said he did have a relationship with Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin who is a Russian politician, and is the current President of the Russian Federation. Further into his interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC/This Week... Trump claimed "I have no relationship with Vladimir Putin" right after which Stephanopoulos played clips  of Trump on MSNBC November 13, 2013 where the interviewer asked Trump "Do you have a relationship with Vladimir Putin, a conversational relationship, or anything where you feel you have sway over his government?" Trump responds "I do have a relationship and I can tell you he's very interested in what we're doing here, he's probably very interested in what you and I are saying and I'm sure he's going to see it in some form, but I do have a relationship with him." Following that clip Stephanopoulos asked "if you don't have a relationship with him they why did you say you did in 2013, 2014, and 2015?" Trump's response was "no I...what do you call a relationship? He says nice things about me, I have no relationship with Putin, I don't think I ever met him, I never met him, I don't think I ever met him (George interjects "you would remember if you met him wouldn't you?) Trump responded "yea, I think so." Another clip was played from May 27, 2014 where Trump gave a speech at the National Press Club and said "I was in Russia recently, I was in Moscow and I spoke indirectly, and directly, with President Putin and he could not have been nicer." Cut back to yesterday's interview on ABC/This Week where Stephanopoulos asked Trump directly "you never spoke to him on the phone" and Trump responds "I have never spoken to him on the phone." It went on and on with more clips and more direct contradictions and lies. Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe/MSNBC yesterday show that on November 23 2015 Donald Trump was quoted as saying "I have the world's greatest memory. It's one thing everyone agrees on." And on November 26, 2015 he (Trump) said "Despite having one of the all-time great memories..." Well it seems that if he did then it is failing miserably now. Finally, George Stephanopoulos asked "Why did you soften the GOP platform on Ukraine?" Trump: "ah, I wasn't involved, honestly, I wasn't involved, yea, I was not involved, I like to, ahhh I'd have to take a look at that, but I was not involved." George: "Do you know what they did? Trump: "They softened it, I heard, but I was not involved." George: "they took away the part of the platform calling for the provision of lethal weapons for Ukraine to defend themselves, why is that a good idea?" Trump: "look, I have my own ideas, he's not going into Ukraine, just so you understand, he's not going to go into Ukraine, you can mark it down, you can put it down, you can take it anyway you want." George Stephanopoulos: "He's already there isn't he?" Donald Trump: "Well he's there in a certain way but I'm not there, you have Obama there, frankly that whole part of the world is a mess under Obama with all the strength your talking about and all of the power of NATO, in the meantime he's going where he takes Crimea, he's sort of..." George: "but you said you might recognize that" Trump: "I'm going to take a look at that, but you know what the people of Crimea, from what I heard, would rather be with Russia, and you have to look at that also." Putin took Crimea by force! What and Who is telling him anything!!! 

How Could Anyone Who Reads This, Or Witnessed Donald Trump's Statements Yesterday Alone, Think That He Wouldn't Be a Possibly Fatal Error For This Country?

Let's Talk About The Candidate From The Other Party In Our "Two-Party" System of Democracy (or what's left of it) 


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Hillary Clinton Reverts Back To Original Lies On Sunday Shows - Yes, AFTER They Were Totally Discredited By F.B.I.

     Hillary Clinton, Democratic Nominee for President of the United States says F.B.I. Director called her "Truthful" on e-mails. On Fox News Sunday on March 10, 2015 Clinton said "I did NOT e-mail any, um, classified material on my e-mail, there is no classified material." On July 25, 2015 also on Fox News Sunday "I am confident that I never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time...," August 18, 2015 "I had ah, not sent ah, classified material nor received anything marked classified." Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace said to Clinton, on her first interview since the convention "After a long investigation F.B.I. Director James Comey said none of those things that you told the American public were true."  Clinton responded {first with the trademark fake smile} "Chris, that's not what I heard Director Comey say {then using 2nd signature trademark when she's answering questions she praises the question and/or the person asking the question} I thank you for giving me the opportunity to, ah, in my view, clarify, Director Comey said my answers were truthful and what I said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the e-mails." Chris Wallace followed up with "But in a Congressional hearing on July 7th Director Comey directly contradicted what you had told the public." At that point he showed a clip from that hearing where Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) asked F.B.I. Director Comey "Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her e-mails either sent or received, was that true?" Director Comey said "that's not true." Rep. Gowdy continued "Secretary Clinton said that I did not e-mail any classified material to anyone on my e-mail, there is no classified material, is that true?" Director Comey responded by saying "There was classified material on her e-mail." Chris Wallace then said "Not only did he contradict what you said, he also said in that hearing that you were extremely careless and negligent." Clinton: "Well Chris, I looked at the whole transcript of everything that was said and what I believe, number one, I made a mistake, not using two different e-mail addresses, I have said that, and I repeat it again today. It's not anything I would ever do again. I take classification seriously, I relied on, and had every reason to rely on the judgements of the professionals with whom I worked." Joe Scarborough played this same clip on Morning Joe/MSNBC and at this point they cut from Clinton saying what is above and show Joe laughing and he says "Oh my God, she just blamed people, professionals, that she forced to communicate with her through an unsecured e-mail! 

Hillary Almost Immediately "Promoted" Debbie Wasserman-Schultz When Leaked E-mails Proved The DNC Conspired Against The Sanders Campaign


     How does anyone see Hillary hiring, "Promoting," DWS as "Honorary Chairperson" of her campaign not being first, the biggest slap in the face to Bernie Sanders and his supporters; and secondly, rewarding a co-conspirator for doing the dirty work? Really?! Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) did conspire to hurt the Sanders campaign. She, and the DNC, may have more problems.

     Salon, in an article, 10 reasons why #DemExit is serious: Getting rid of Debbie Wasserman Schultz is not enough on July 29, 2016 reported "Shortly after Bernie Sanders publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton a new hashtag trended on Twitter: #DemExit.  The hashtag offered Sanders supporters a chance to vent their frustrations with the Democratic Party and with the sense that their candidate had been pressured into an endorsement.  Rather than reach out to these disaffected voters, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) ignored them."

     Hillary Clinton has not only been caught lying to the American people on way to many occasions, but as of this past Sunday she has proved that she plans to go on doing the same thing. The fact that she knows she's lying, she knows that people know she's lying, and is arrogant enough to not care says it all.

What Are People Supposed To Do? 

     There is a third party choice. Green Party Presumptive Nominee for President of the United States, Dr. Jill Stein. Before you close this screen I ask you to read on just a little further. Not many people believe a third party candidate has a snowballs chance in hell in winning the office of the POTUS ninety-nine days from now. I'M WITH YOU! I don't believe Donald Trump has a snowballs chance in hell of winning the 2016 election for President of the United States either. I do believe a strong message needs to be sent to both the Democratic and Republican parties that Americans will fight to stop the media from "blocking" 3rd party candidates from getting any coverage. DecisionData.org  2016 Presidential Media Blackouts: Not Just Conspiracy , The Blaze Sanders Campaign Decries ‘Bernie Blackout’ on Corporate Network News  and {although reported by Breitbart - whom I don't usually use as a source but this is a straightforward story} Anonymous Launches Campaign to Oppose Media Blackout of Green Candidate recently published article bringing light to this fact. Call it firing a shot over the bow.


Poll 7/30/16 - 7/31/16 76.47% say they would consider voting for a 3rd party candidate

The next thing people say is "you will draw people away from Hillary and Donald Trump will win, and that's too scary." Well, here's my thoughts on that. If Hillary Clinton can be so arrogant as to totally disrespect Bernie supporters and Bernie himself, what makes you think that she is going to follow-up on ("90% of what Bernie wanted in the platform got into the platform") getting those issues that are important to Bernie Sanders and his supporters that were put into the platform implemented? She went along to get him to endorse her and hopefully draw his supporters over to her. When she saw it wasn't going that way she basically said SCREW YOU ALL when she promoted DWS whom conspired against Bernie. People who didn't like Hillary already and found her "untrustworthy" as 70% of all Americans do are supporting Trump because he says what they want to hear and/or are racist to the bone. I wonder how many Trump supporters actually think he would do the job as President? Although the results of a poll I conducted (results above) had only 17 participants, of those who voted 76.47% said they would consider voting for a third party candidate. The poll remains open. Take the one question poll now.


Send A Message That We Will NOT Be Disrespected and Be Cheated Out Of Our Democracy By The Current Two-Party Corrupt System - Trump Will Not Win the Election, Period

     Here are  some of the comments I get people whenever I ask if someone they would consider voting for a third-party candidate:

1) "I would but I'm afraid to because I don't want Trump to win." Response: Trump will NOT win this election, not even the Republicans want that. Their party has been hijacked by him. Even though this presidential election is the most important in decades due to the fact that anywhere from two to five U.S. Supreme Court Justices will be appointed I do not fear Trump winning. Today on Morning Joe/MSNBC Joe Scarborough said he had talked to someone very close to Trump and that friend said that Trump believes his best outcome to be beat by a half a percentage point so he Could say "the election was stolen" for the rest of his life. This falls right in with what I've believed for some time. Trump would NOT take on the duties of POTUS, he's having fun because he's a mega-narcissist and getting tremendous attention on the campaign. See"Donald Trump Does NOT Want To Be President - He Will Never Take On The Duties of the POTUS" below.


2) "A third-party candidate doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell of winning." Response: No, they don't. But if we send a message that we won't stand for a rigged two party system, AND fight injustices like the media block out of 3rd party candidates, AND that we're done putting up with the current, corrupt, disrespectful, politicians that don't represent us, but represent 1%er's and large corporations, by a noticeable percentage of voters voting for a 3rd party candidate, we CAN CHANGE FUTURE ELECTIONS! The "movement" will be moving forward and growing as the message of "we WILL vote for 3rd party candidates" is acknowledged. 

3) "Although I like a lot of what is in Dr. Jill Stein's platform, there are things I disagree with." Response: You're not going to find a candidate running that is for all the positions that you are for, in ANY party. You certainly aren't going to find everything you want in what Trump and Clinton are saying and what they will actually do. Again how can you vote for someone like Trump who yesterday said "she has no right to criticize my campaign, she couldn't even beat Bernie." George Stephanopoulos had to remind him that "she DID beat Bernie," and Trump said "barely." Really?!

4) "What can we really do to get the "movement" or "revolution" to gain traction? Response: We can get behind groups, organizations, activists, that support 3rd party candidates and help their chances for future elections i.e. Anonymous Launches Campaign to Oppose Media Blackout of Green Candidate
   
5)  "We only have 98 days left before the election, what can we really get done?" Response: We can do a lot. We can get a percentage of the vote to make the two current parties see that we ARE ready to vote for 3rd parties. We can support, and work towards, getting obstacles for 3rd party candidates removed, so that in a future election a 3rd party candidate will actually have a chance to win!

What 3rd Party Candidate Should We Look At If We Were For Bernie Sanders?

     Take a look at Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party Presumptive Nominee for President of the United States. Dr. Jill Stein is on the ballot in 47 states at this point.
    
     Jill Ellen Stein (born May 14, 1950) is an American physician, activist, and politician. She is currently the Green Party's presumptive nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.[1][2][3] Stein was the nominee of the Green Party for President of the United States in 2012,[4][5][6] and was twice a candidate for Governor of Massachusetts—in 2002 and 2010.[7][8][9]
She received 469,501 votes in 2012 (0.36% of the total votes),[10] more than any other female general election candidate.[11] On June 22, 2015, during an appearance on Democracy Now!, Stein formally announced she would seek the Green Party's 2016 presidential nomination.[12]   Read More: From Wikipedia

What Platform is Jill Stein Running on?

     It's called "Our Power To The People Plan." You'll see that the Green Party and Jill Stein want the same things that Bernie Sanders and his supporters want. See the entire platform here .


You've Told Us That The 1%er's Who Own The Media "Block Out" 3rd Party Candidates, Has Jill Stein Gotten Any Media Coverage?

     Yes. A Google search for "Media coverage for Jill Stein" brings up much coverage that is favorable to her and can be increased with pressure on media outlets from the people. An example would be "Jill Stein campaign deserves media coverage" by Green Bay Press Gazette. Here's an except: " Jill Stein is on the ballot for Wisconsin and her campaign is working to get on the ballot in all 50 states to give dissatisfied voters another choice in November. In a democratic society, the media should take seriously their responsibility to inform voters about their choices on the ballot. I look forward to the Green Bay Press-Gazette running balanced coverage of Jill Stein as the election approaches."  There is much more to read available on the search results page.

Donald Trump Does NOT Want To Be President - He Will Never Take On The Duties of the POTUS

     A couple months after Donald Trump declared he was running for President, someone interviewing him showed him pictures of former President George W. Bush and of President Barack Obama, they were portrayed wearing garb of the country they were visiting (separate events) and Trump was asked if he would go to other countries and wear their traditional garb. Trump's response was a very quick "NO! no, I would have someone else do that." Donald Trump Jr. was sent to vet Governor John Kasich (R-OH) as a potential running mate for Trump. He asked Governor Kasich what he thought about being the most "powerful Vice President in the history of America." Kasich responded "how would that be?" Donald replied "you would be in charge of ALL domestic and foreign policy." Kasich said "but that's everything, what would President Trump be doing?" Donald Jr. replied "making America great again." This morning on Morning Joe/MSNBC Joe Scarborough said "I'm having a conversation with someone, again, very close to Trump, he told me "Trump doesn't want to lose, but also doesn't want to really win and have to govern, his best case scenario would be to lose by a half of percentage point and be able to say the election was stolen from him for the rest of his life." "This person knows him extraordinarily well" said Joe Scarborough. Given the fact that this reporter is still flabbergasted that so many people say they support and want Trump to be President, I don't believe they will all actually vote for him, and even less think he will actually fulfill the duties and rigorous schedule of a POTUS. Yesterday on the campaign trail Trump told the crowd "I'm afraid the election is going to be stolen ... It takes guts to do this... I could be having a very nice life right now, I don't have to be with "you people" ranting and raving, right, I could be having a very nice life."

     Yesterday Warren Buffet, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway, and one of the richest men in the world, if not the richest, said "We've both done very well (Trump and himself) during this period and our families haven't sacrificed anything and Donald Trump and I haven't sacrificed anything. But how in the world can you stand up to a couple who have lost a son and talk about sacrificing because you have built a couple of buildings? I asked Donal Trump, have you no sense of decency sir?... "So he names the company after himself...for the next 10 years the company loses money every year, every single year, he takes out $44M in compensation during that period. In 1995 when he offered (Public Stock offering) this company, if a monkey had thrown a dart at the stock page the monkey on average would have made 150%." OH! SLAP! Did you hear it?

Hillary Clinton Will Not Work To Implement Those Issues Put Into The Democratic Platform By Bernie Sanders Influence

     HRC basically let Bernie know the deal they made for him to full throatily endorse her in exchange for some of his issues being put into the Democratic Platform wasn't going to be honored, on her part, by working for those issues, when she "promoted" Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to "Honorary Chairman" of her campaign. Yesterday on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace she reverted back to her old lies about her personal server and e-mails even though Chris Wallace showed her where F.B.I. Director Comey proved she was out right lying. She has the audacity to lie to the American people's face because she thinks we're that ignorant, or simply is so arrogant that she doesn't care, or both.
Check Out Jill Stein, Presumptive Nominee for the Green Party, for President of the United States - Get the Revolution Moving Forward By Fighting For Things That Are Holding 3rd Parties Back Like The Media Black-Out On 3rd Party Candidates - Vote For Jill Stein And Send A Message That We Will No Longer Take The Corruption, Disrespect, and Business As Usual, That Is The Current 2-Party System.



Jill Stein - Wikipedia   Jill Steins Platform   Jill Stein's Facebook Page   @DrJillStein on Twitter                                                             
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Thinking of voting for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson? Here are their policy positions




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