Two Presidents, Two Confrontations, One Winner

Apr. 3, 2017   By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P. (in association with the gifted writer BURR DEMING, creator of and chief author over at the brilliant blog site Fair and UNbalanced. com – see my Blogroll at the lower right hand column of this page).              

COUNTDOWN: As of today, only 1,422 more  days remain in this horrid administration’s term in office…

Happy first Monday of April, everybody! Donald Trump has  certainly been enigmatic. His behavior, especially when being challenged, has been uneven and strange. He has justifiably earned the worst approval ratings in history for any beginning President; the self-proclaimed “deal maker” has failed miserably in his first major legislative effort (“repairing and replacing Obamacare”); is failing to derail the solid bipartisan congressional effort to determine whether or not he had been in collusion with Russia to win the 2016 election, and so on and on and on…

Our master podcaster Burr Deming has previously contrasted former President John F. Kennedy’s mature, cautious, and well-reasoned effort to derail a possible World War III  during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis with Chump’s immature, rash, and reckless behavior during the first month of this new administration, and today he contrasts the mature and adult behavior exhibited by Chump’s immediate predecessor, Barack Obama, with the uneven and seemingly erratic and insane behavior exhibited by Chump himself upon being challenged in any capacity.  

Burr says, “One President faced a hostile audience and emerged a winner. The other faced friends and turned them to opponents.”

POSCAST:

Transcript:
http://fairandunbalanced.com/?p=5096
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A LOOK AT THE REAL POWER-BROKERS BEHIND DONALD TRUMP!

Mar. 30, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.  

COUNTDOWN: Only 1,426 days remain in this horrid administration’s term in office… 

“We are like mice, squeaking at an avalanche – but squeak we MUST!”
– Chris Hedges –

Donald Chump has claimed that his successful presidential campaign was “self-funded” and that he is beholden to no one, but like most of his public pronouncements, that is a LIE. There are some really misguided people who want to dismiss the impact of the Citizens United Extreme Court decision. Let them look no further than the hundreds of millions of dollars the notorious Koch brothers dumped into legislative races last year to ensure the continuance of a Republican majority in all branches of our government. These same seedy billionaires also helped form the extreme right wing Tea Party back in 2010, which plagues us even now as the so-called Freedom Caucus. It was they who sabotaged the passage of the President’s and Paul RUIN’s (Ryan)’s stinky American Health Care Act, as they want NO government involvement in health care at all. Let’s also make sure these misguided people don’t overlook billionaire hedge fund managers Robert and Rebekah Mercer, who have parlayed themselves into becoming Washington’s true power-brokers, and also billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer, in addition to  conservative behind-the-scenes activist  lawyer Leonard Leo!

Rebekah Mercer, extremely press-shy but very active behind-the-scenes,  is a strong advocate for conservative (reactionary) causes, and collaborates closely with anti-labor, far-right groups like the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation. She has engineered nearly $5 MILLION in an effort to recruit Cabinet appointees for the Undersecretary level and below, and has successfully lobbied against prospective Cabinet secretaries she felt were too liberal, at the same time pushing for others who were conservative or reactionary. She was a leader in advocating that the abominable Jeff Sessions become Attorney General, and favored the godawful John Bolton for Secretary of State! She also favored the now-disgraced and forced-to-resign Mike Flynn for National Security Advisor, according to Politico. And Newsweek as well as brilliant investigative journalist Jane Mayer (author of the revealing book  Dark Money) have reported that she was influential in getting Trump to bring ultra-nationalist Stephen Bannon on board. According to Mayer, back last August when the Trump campaign was floundering, Ms. Mercer approached Chump and offered to invest in his campaign, but only if he were to add on people she thought could help (namely Bannon and the ultra-liar Kellyanne Con-job. Next thing you know, it was bye-bye for campaign manager Paul Manafort, and hello to new campaign manager Con-job).  This, more than anything, should be enough to convince all sane, clear-thinking persons that Rebekah Mercer is one severe wack job! Her father, Robert Mercer, also prefers to stay out of the limelight, although he has donated a fortune to a super PAC called Make America Number 1. This immensely screwed-up father and daughter pair had originally supported Ted Cruz’s run for the presidency, but once Trump secured the GOP nomination, they switched theoir allegiance and monetary support to him. Robert, (who absolutely HATES the federal government and our media as well, has no time at all for social servuce programs  and the millions of people who depend on them), prefers to let his daughter do all the research and make the political decisions, and just writes the gigantic checks. He and his daughter have invested many millions of dollars in far-right “news” groups like Breitbart News and Info Wars. So far, they haven’t disappointed one another – and they surely have not disappointed Donald Chump!

Paul Singer, also a greedy and horribly misguided Wall Street hedge fund manager, once said, “Individual liberty, the basic underpinning of American society, requires constant defense against the encroachment by the state.” Spoken like a true, self-centered hedge fund manager who espouses laissez-faire capitalism as the only method to achieve prosperity! Self-absorbed people like him never seem to understand that it is THEIR greed and excesses which invariably lead to government regulation in the first place! This guy must be infatuated with lousy Presidents: he was a huge donor to George W. Bush’s campaign, and has long been a supporter of other CON-servative Republican candidates. In 2007, Singer was also a backer of that warped former New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani, for President in the 2008 election – which should allay any doubts that he, like the Mercers, is a complete wack job. In the last election, he supported the wimpy and immature Marco Rubio, but switched to the spoiled little brat Chump once Rubio was denied the nomination. In 2010,  Singer was one of the biggest donors of the 2010 midterm elections,  giving more than $4 million to support Republican candidates in their successful bid to capture control of Congress. Can ANYONE deny any longer that Citizens United has failed to influence election results in favor of the wealthy? A typical CON-servative Republican who will spend wildly to ensure Republican success, Singer once wasted  $175,000 in a futile attempt to support a failed California initiative which, if passed, would have apportioned that state’s 55 electoral votes by congressional district rather than in one solid bloc. As California has roughly 19 Republican districts, this could have possibly given the Republicans a win in a close race. Singer was the sole contributor to this losing effort. 

Last, but definitely not least, is another person who has also preferred to remain in the background ever since the days of “W”: a Washington lawyer named Leonard Leo. This is a VERY dangerous man! We have him to thank for that putrid anti-worker and anti-consumer John Roberts as Chief Justice of the Extreme Court, and for the fact that we are now seeing on TV an unprecedented spate of ads supporting the arch-conservative Neil Gprsuch to join him on the Court, which will firmly establish a 5-4 conservative majority for decades to come. Leo has quietly been active raising money for conservative causes for years, and even left his executive VP post at the conservative Federalist Society to firmly support the nomination and confirmation of Gorsuch. Owing to the fact that Mitch McConnell refused to even hold a hearing for what would have been President Obama’s last Supreme Court nominee (Merrick Garland) for 321 days, and because there is still an active FBI  investigation of the Trump election campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to win the election, I strongly support Sen. Chuck Schumer’s call for a delay in hearings to nominate Gorsuch, and I urge everyone to flood Congress with calls and post cards to support this delay as well!                    

It is utterly hypocritical and disgusting how these money-laden billionaires and their avid supporters can decry the influence and supposed overreach of “big government” and then turn around and spend money freely all across the country to buy elections for their chosen candidates and manipulate public opinion. Singer did this when he tried to change California’s electoral vote apportioning, and also tried to buy a race in New York last fall! Leo is pulling this now by running ads favoring Gorsuch – unbelievable!  This is NOT a case of one person – one vote. Rather, it supports the preposterous assertion that “money is free speech!” What it is, actually, is an attempt by wealthy and fearful billionaires to game the system and buy electoral influence they don’t really deserve! Wprse, they are attempting to flood the judicial system with conservative appointees – something that will badly affect consumers, workers, women, minoritues, civil rights advocates, environmental activists, and more. They are attempting to use money to cheat for their own benefit. Though our CON-servative Republican controlled Congress and the oaf who occupies the White House may disagree, the time has come to REPEAL the odious Citizens United decision and take away permanently the unfair built-in advantage the billionaire class now enjoys as a result!  Sneaky people like those described in this post must be STOPPED at all costs!
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Donald Trump’s Secret Identity

Mar. 27, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P. (in association with the gifted writer BURR DEMING, creator of and chief author over at the brilliant blog site Fair and UNbalanced. com – see my Blogroll at the lower right hand column of this page).  

COUNTDOWN: As of today, only 1,029 more days remain in this horrid administration’s term in office…

Happy last Monday of the month, everybody! Today, we are very pleased to announce the recovery and return of our podcaster extraordinaire, Burr Deming! In today’s podcast, Burr likens our President to a number of less-than-likeable characters, from fascist former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini (I note that comedienne Stephanie Miller of FREE SPEECH TV often refers to Donald Chump as “Cheetolini” – in recognition of his reddish-orange complexion, his strawberry blond hair, his pettiness, and  his authoritarian manner), as well as the Caine Mutiny’s overbearing Captain Queeg and the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Now that Chump and his ally Paul RUIN (Ryan) were embarrassed by the lack of House support for their vaunted  American Health Care Act, we may yet see another example of Republican crazy behavior forthcoming soon. But for now, Mr. Deming offers us this slice of the President’s schizoid personality…     

Burr states: “A personality that seems disconnected from any external reality can only be compared to a character from fiction…our president seems closer in mentality to the local drunk at a neighborhood corner bar.”

PODCAST

Transcript:
http://fairandunbalanced.com/?p=5019
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Many knowledgable people have begun to realize how frightfully inaccurate and incomplete our corporate-owned mainstream media has become, and are seeking an uncorrrupted, independent alternative. I encourage all of you to look into FREE SPEECH TV at http://www.freespeech.org/, where you’ll see quality investigative reporting and real news the way it used to be! Check out their website to see what you’ve been missing. Please consider becoming a member, as I have, and ensure that this precious national resource does not disappear under Donald Trump’s authoritarian and pro-corporate assault. FREE SPEECH TV is completely viewer-supported and non-commercial, and receives NO funding whatsoever from corporations or the government! Check it out and join the growing millions who are beginning to see the true light in alternative media! Please donate to them if you can by calling toll free at 1-877-378-8669 and help us to amplify onderexposed voices. JOIN us TODAY! :- )

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THE BEST WE CAN EXPECT FROM THE WORST ADMINISTRATION IN OUR HISTORY?

Mar. 23, 2017.  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.  

COUNTDOWN: As of today, only 1,033 more days remain in this horrid administration’s term in office…

I’ve noticed that former CEO of Exxon Mobil and now, unfortunately, our new Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is every bit as secretive and scornful of our free press as the man who appointed him.  BOTH of these fools have deliberately forgotten how important a free, even adversarial press is to a functioning democracy, and that a free press was the ONLY industry – NOT oil, and NOT real estate  – which was mentioned in our very Constitution! Yet both Donald Chump and Rex Tillerson have decided to bypass the press altogether, in defiance of WE, the taxpayers, who are paying their salaries!  

Tillerson has chosen to exclude the normal press in favor of a far-right Republican operative for his first foreign trip to Asia. In Chump’s case,  being the spoiled little brat he has always been, he prefers a press corps of literal yes men, who will report favorably on everything he does. That way, he can lie at will without ever having to be called to account for his lies and remain completely unchallenged in his world of self-deception. But in Tillerson’s case, this man has chosen to deliberately exclude veteran members of the press corps who usually accompany a Secretary of State on foreign travels in favor of his handpicked far-right Republican operative Erin McPike of Independent Journal Review, who comes from that small conservative outlet and who has NO experience in covering or reporting upon foreign affairs or the State Department. The arrogant Tillerson has simply stated, “I’m not a big media press access person. I personally don’t need it. I understand it’s important to get the message of what we’re doing out, but I also think there’s only a purpose in getting the message out when there’s something to be done. And so we have a lot of work to do, and when we’re ready to talk about what we’re trying to do, I will be available to talk to people. But doing daily availability, I don’t have this appetite or hunger to be that, have a lot of things, have a lot of quotes in the paper or be more visible with the media. I view that the relationship that I want to have with the media, is the media is very important to help me communicate not just to the American people, but to others in the world that are listening. And when I have something important and useful to say, I know where everybody is and I know how to go out there and say it. But if I don’t, because we’re still formulating and we’re still deciding what we’re going to do, there is not going to be a lot to say.” Well, sorry, you conceited jerk, this is NOT about what you have an appetite for the desire to do when you feel like it. As a taxpayer-supported public servant, itt is your DUTY to inform the press as to what you’re doing, whether you want to or not! Our free press doesn’t exist to be your personal means of spreading favorable propaganda whenever it suits you! At this point, it is not clear as to whether he was force-fed this nonsense by the press-hating President or came up with it on his own: it is still deplorable and must be nipped in the bid immediately! Who the hell do these guys think they are, anyway?

Tillerson and Chump may think they are unexcelled “deal makers”, but international diplomacy is far removed from the average business “deal”. For Tillerson to first go to South Korea, start rattling his saber against the despotic North Korean regime, intimate the possibility of a pre-emptive strike against it, and then to go on to China (the main player in Asia) reflects an ignoransce and arrogance unsurpassed in American diplomacy. For, like it or not, North Korea falls within China’s sphere of influence – not ours. Chump himself is skating on thin ice by insulting our biggest trading partner, and the one who supplies his daughter with clothing for her line and he with ties and the like for his clothing line sold at Macy’s. This pair of hardcore, reckless, and pushy former CEOs need to be brought to their senses before they create an international incident which could potentially cost many thousands of American lives! Why is it that both Chump and Tillerson, who have negotiated in the past with dictators, fear the American free press so much? It seems to defy logic, unless they are up to no good and want to hide the truth. Both of these clowns are loose cannon bullies who need to be kept under check. Is this the best we can expect from the worst administration in our entire history? Let us hope not – we should not have to pay one red cent for such ignorance and incompetence!
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Many knowledgable people have begun to realize how frightfully inaccurate and incomplete our corporate-owned mainstream media has become, and are seeking an uncorrrupted, independent alternative. I encourage all of you to look into FREE SPEECH TV at http://www.freespeech.org/, where you’ll see quality investigative reporting and real news the way it used to be! Go to their website to see what you’ve been missing. Please consider becoming a member, as I have, and ensure that this precious national resource does not disappear under Donald Trump’s authoritarian and pro-corporate assault. FREE SPEECH TV is completely viewer-supported and non-commercial, and receives NO funding whatsoever from corporations or the government! Check it out and join the growing millions who are beginning to see the true light in alternative media! Please donate to them if you can by calling toll free at 1-877-378-8669 and help us to amplify onderexposed voices. JOIN us TODAY! 🙂

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WEBSITES YOU CAN TRUST!

Mar. 20, 2917  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.   

COUNTDOWN: As of today, only 1,036 more days left in this horrible administration’s term in office…

My friend Burr Deming, who usually places one of his fabulous podcasts here each Monday, is still recovering from his bout with the flu, but he should return next week. We wish him a complete and speedy recovery! Meanwhile, I will carry on in his absence.

I used to have a politically naive friend who would rarely venture into politics or p;otical/economic discussions. This person also had been influenced by a religious right upbringing, wherein strict, unquestioning obedience was the norm, although while maturing, she often did display a rather independent streak. Bewildered by bullshit seen in the corporate media, especially Fox “News,” and a bit cynical and stoic as well, she once asked, “how can you tell what you read or see is actually true?” Today’s reactionary CON-servative Republicans love people like this: anybody who can be easily misled or baffled with their line of garbage are among their favorite types of people. For a number of these Republicans are suspicious by nature, especially of intelligent, educated types. They have long chosen to belittle or dismiss our nation’s intelligentsia, and have derided teachers and professors as “eggheads” whose opinion or judgment is not to be trusted. Regrettably, a lot of this anti-intellectual thinking has also seeped into a good share of smug trump..today’s blue-collar workers. That explains why so many workers tend to vote against their best interests and blindly follow clueless oafs like Donald Trump, and why his far-right companions are currently enjoying a brief resurgence (albeit at everyone else’s expense). There is a tendency for voters like this to follow those who shout the loudest or strongest. Plus, tired-out or weak people tend to follow athoritarian types. Perhaps in the econmic climate we find ourselves in today, with many people working two or even three jobs just to stay afloat financially, THAT is why Chump now occupies the White House, has installed a cabinet full of billionaires, and why toadies like Mitch McConnell, Paul RUIN (Ryan), and other reactionary CON-servative Republicans have a stranglehold on our government! From petroleum to banking to insurance to pharmaceuticals, this has definitely become the best government money can buy! With corruption looming and lurking seemingly everywhere, what are progressives and open-minded, free thinking types supposed to do to combat this sludge pile of blatant greedy thieves?

This blogger strongly recommends we avalanche these scoundrels with TRUTH over and over and over again, until some of it begins to sink in and makes a lot of ignorant, entertainment-buffeted voters start to THINK and begin questioning the so-called wisdom of our current age. These CON-servatives have been taking a well-deserved shellacking at recent “Town Halls” they have had before angry local voters, and that is a very good thing! That is one way they can hear TRUTH and be reminded that they are supposed to be serving US in Washington, rather than lobbyists or their biggest donors! Of ruin l 3course, when you have smug and arrogant, narrow-minded, cowardly, set-in-their-ways types like PAUL  RUIN (Ryan) as Speaker of the House, stronger methods need to be employed. For Ryan has chosen to NOT meet his constituents and has closed all of his phone lines to them until this current wave of voter unrest has passed. This jerk needs to be reminded that WE, the taxpayers, are paying his hefty more than $200,000 a year salary and we DEMAND to be heard!

I notice that Chump met with German chancellor Angela Merkel this past week, and, amazingly enough, failed to “grab her by the pussy!” Perhaps there IS still some hope for this clod, but I am not that optimistic… 

But I digress. To help bombard these bought-out scoundrels, we need a solid arsenal of truth. One of these arsenals is a fabulous site called Politics That WORK. This is a cornucopia of charts, articles, statistics, and graphs that will completely shit down all the bullshit being peddled ny the far right. If you go to http://www.politicsthatwork.com, you will find all the ammunition you need to shoot down all the CON-servative lies that right wing groups like the Heritage Foundation, the CATO Institute, and so many other “think tanks” have been loading us up with for far too long now! That and other legitimate sources like  FREE SPEECH TV will give you all the firing power you need to counteract the overwhelming amount of propaganda and lies  we’ve been deluged with from the corporate media ever since the days of that thoroughly misguided and mistaken Ronald Reagan!

Ruin and Chump have both been misleading us badly over the topic of health care, as have many talking heads and industry shills. A website I would recommend for clarity on this issue is Health Over Profit.org., found at http://www.healthoverprofit.org. By looking around there, you’ll find out how astoundingly bad our current insurance-infested, for-profit health care systen is ripping us off and especially when compared to other countries which offer far better single payer plans which guarantee health care to ALL their citizens via taxes. NONE of these countries allow big pharma and greedy insurance companies to charge unnecessarily high rates or co-pays, and, as you’ll discover, single pzayer is well worth our consideration! 

Another very reliable site to visit is Pro Publica.org/ at http://www.propublica.org/. This is a reliable, independent, nonprofit news source that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. It focuses specifically on forces which exploit the weak for the benefit of thde strong. Yet another informative and accurate site is TRUTHOUT, found at www/truthout.org, which is another independent, nonprofit site which delivers real news instead of blatant, far-right propaganda. There are many more…

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Many knowledgable people have begun to realize how frightfully inaccurate and incomplete our corporate-owned mainstream media has become, and are seeking an uncorrrupted, independent alternative. I encourage all of you to look into FREE SPEECH TV at http://www.freespeech.org/, where you’ll see quality FSTV blueinvestigative reporting and real news the way it used to be! Check out their website to see what you’ve been missing. Please consider becoming a member, as I have, and ensure that this precious national resource does not disappear under Donald Trump’s authoritarian and pro-corporate assault. FREE SPEECH TV is completely viewer-supported and non-commercial, and receives NO funding whatsoever from corporations or the government! Check it out and join the growing millions who are beginning to see the true light in alternative media! Please donate to them if you can by calling toll free at 1-877-378-8669 and help us to amplify onderexposed voices. JOIN us TODAY! 🙂
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A CRUEL ADMINISTRATION WE SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED OF!

Mar. 16, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.

COUNTDOWN: As of today, only 1,040 more days left in this horrible administration’s term in office…

As the above illustration from an issue of the German publication Der Spiegel clearly and controversially shows, Donald Trump has little regard for the Statue of Liberty or the ideals it represents. For, at the base of that iconic statue lies a plaque bearing the inscription, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” This beautiful inscription, taken from a poem called “The New Colossus” written by Emma Lazarus back in 1883, has long symbolized not only the Statue of Liberty but the ideals of this country as well.                                    For, with rare exception, the United States has always welcomed immigrants fleeing political persecution to emigrate here. But now Donald Chump has chosen to begin a program of mass deportations, by instructing ICE agents to seize and deport, without trial, hundreds of thousands if not millions of undocumented residents. 

 The swiftness and brutal nature of these Trump-ordered apprehensions is highly reminiscent of the way Soviet KGB officers would swoop down on unsuspecting Soviet dissidents to lead them away. It is nothing for us to be proud of today! With his Muslim Ban I and his new Muslim Ban II, Chump has chosen to chuck all those lofty and noble sentiments of goodwill toward needy, desperate refugees in favor of bowing to paranoid extremism. As expected, Chump’s actions abound with hypocrisy and ignorance. His claim of wanting to protect us fom “radical Islamic terrorism” is ridiculous on a number of levels. First, immigrants go through a lengthy vetting process to determine their eligibility. Srcond, one of the most important reasons our original colonists settled here was to escape religious persecution in their own country and to be able to [practice it freely here. Chump, whose real gods are wealth and power, is at best a nominal Christian who is aiming to exclude Muslims from entering this country. He fails to recognize that this singling out of another faith for persecution is a contradiction of Christianity! Goaded on by the ultra-nationalistic Steve Bannon, Chump has chosen to turn his back on legitimate refugees as well as long time undocumented residents who have lived here, worked, and paid taxes for decades in some cases. Rampant with apologists, like Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Con-job and the newer spokesperson Sarah “Huckster” Sanders, Chump and Bannon have chosen to create a distraction by flooding the airwaves with fabrications about President Obama ordering wiretaps on Chump as well as the necessity of these Muslim bans to preserve national security, regardless of the negative effects on a number of innocent  immigrant families. In a recent raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for example, a father of several daughters was forced from his car while driving the girls to school and was apprehended and driven away by them, leaving one daughter sobbing in the back seat of the family’s car. Another example was the deportation of an undocumented mother of a pair of teenage sons, who had resided here for two decades. Yet another was the deportation of a young man for wearing tattoos in a foreign language on his arms – supposedly evidence of his being a gang member. NONE of these people were terrorists or allied with terrorists, and NONE were “bad, bad dudes” as Chump is so fond of saying. Consequently, NONE of them should have been rounded up or deported! Now these heartless bastards are even toying with the idea of separating mothers from their children once they have crossed the border illegally and putting them in different detention centers – unbelievable! The mass deportation Chump has unleashed is un-American and dictatorial. It is a brutal and unprecedented abuse of power that must be resisted by every sane and patriotic American! Yet another example of how cruel, rash, reckless, and INCOMPETENT  this current administration is was the way 46 U.S. attorneys were abruptly fired by Chump late Friday afternoon. One of them, Preet Bharara, had even been assured by Chump last November in a private meeting that he was doing a good job, and that the then President-elect wanted him to stay on in his position! So much for the reliability of Donald Trump’s word…Trump, as well as the Republicans who continue to blindly support him, MUST be thrown out of office at the earliest opportunity! Lying Republican House Speaker Paul RUIN (I call him “Ruin” rather than Ryan as there is strong evudence that his economic policies and budget will absolutely RUIN the country) was out promoting his preposterous “The American Health Care Act” on all the Sunday talk shows, claiming it to be a Patients Choice bill. Just look at what this new Republican-supported “Wealth Care” bill will do if passed:
1). It will knock 24 MILLION people off of health care (according to figures just released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office)!
2). It will give the wealthiest 1% of the country a MASSIVE tax break – hence, my calling it the Wealth Care Act!
3). Paul RUIN met very recently for a $10,000 a plate fundraiser with health insurance company executives to elect even more Republican candidates in 2018. This is proof positive he is a mere shill for the insurance industry and is not thinking at all of the well-being of the rest of the country!

I know of NO sane American taxpayer who would “choose” such a cruel and heartlessly abominable monstrosity – it shows how completely OUT OF TOUCH with the public RUIN and his CON-servative Republican caucus really is!  

RUIN claims to be a devout Catholic. If that is true, he should burn all of his treasured Ayn Rand GARBAGE and instead read the Bible, namely Matthew 25: 31-46!

That is why the 2018 midterm elections are so very important – it will be our first opportunity to teach these authoritarian, corrupted CON-servative Republican types a solid lesson! For this is a cruel  administration we should all be ashamed of!  Until 2018 then, the key is for everybody to RESIST! FOCUS! ORGANIZE! REPLACE!
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THE NASTY KOCH BROTHERS-FUNDED PLOT TO REPEAL MUCH OF THE 20th CENTURY!

Mar. 13, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P..  

THE COUNTDOWN: AS OF TODAY. only 1,043 MORE DAYS REMAIN IN THIS WRETCHED ADMINISTRATION’S TERM IN OFFICE!

Happy start of the new week, readers! Our master podcaster BURR DEMING, who usually posts here on Mondays, is regrettably sidelined this week by the flu, and I wish him a speedy and total recovery.

In place of his usual podcast, though, I wanted to alert you to a very real threat that is being posed by sordid Libertatian types who receive their nefarious funding from the billionaire Koch brothers. I have long deservedly blasted the Koch brothers for their self-centered approach to economics and for their sneaky attempts to buy-off legislators in all branches of government and for their opposition to workers’ rights – namely labor unions. These scoundrels hold 2 major meetings each year and only invite a select crowd of other billionaires plus legislators they hope to gain influence over. The Kochs are highly secretive about all of this and prefer to remain out of the limelight. That’s why they prefer to have others step forward to present what they have actually dreamed up. At these meetings, business-friendly draft bills are drawn up for eventual distribution to sympathetic legislators, who will then often submit them later as bills to be passed by their respective legislatures. Thanks to huge amounts of cash dumped into the electoral cycle in 2016 by these snraky Kochs and their allies, Republicans now hold numerical majorities in 33 legislatures, ONLY ONE SHY OF THE TWO-THIRDS REQUIRED TO BEGIN A CONVENTION ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS THAT WOULD FOREVER CHANGE AND DESTROY OUR GOVERNMENT!  

In this blogger’s opinion, it represents a blatant interference in our democratic process and amounts to subversion of our democratic principles, and we must begin an effort to STOP THIS AT ONCE! 

These Koch brothers, and their like-minded billionaire allies, are attempting to subvert our government by legally (but unethically) changing the Constitution in such a way as to basically dismantle ALL of the necessary regulations and federal agencies which have been carefully set up ftom the Teddy Roosevelt era up to the present – in effect negating or eliminating a vital part of all progressive legislation passed from 1901 onward!  Unfortunately, their followers include such prominent politicians as Florida’s Republican Senator Marco Rubio, Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and numerous other right-wing fanatics. You may not know or perhaps are unfamiliar with these Kochs, but they are for real, I can assure you!  

If you click on this link below, you will be transported to the craftily set up site called Convention Of States (www.conventionofstates.org/).

Here, you will see a well laid-out, (but very WRONG and self-serving)  analysis of what the Libertarian Kochs believe to be examples of “overreach” by our federal government, and their “solutions” on how best to overcome and/or overturn these supposed problems. The foremost problem, although NOT addressed in these analyses and proposed solutions, is that their adoption and implementation would allow business owners and major corporate interests to run hog-wild over everyone, unimpeded in any form by anybody. It would allow them to:

1). Eliminate labor unions – the only vehicle working people still have to give them leverage to gain higher wages and better working conditions on the job.
2). Eliminate the minimum wage, workmen compensation, and overtime pay – possibly even paid vacations.
3). Eliminate worker and product safety regulations.
4).  Eliminate all federally-set pollution control standards.
5). Eliminate any and all regulations on Wall Street banks and insurance companies.
6). Destroy any leverage consumers may have to ensure the products they buy, use, or eat are thoroughly safe, and provide them with a reasonable recourse should they suffer injury or death due to negligence or defect in manufacture.
7). Undo much if not all of the civil rights legislation that was passed after decades of bloodshed and violence perpetrated against minorities in this country! 

By looking at the site I’ve described above, you’ll see that these naive but dangerous Libertarian Republicans are calling for what they term as an Article V Convention, or Amendments Convention which we must FIGHT WITH EVERY OUNCE OF OUR ENERGY! These billionaires claim that the federal government is driving us toward an era of “soft tyranny” where it will turn us into a nation of a bunch of “mild …animals, of which the government is the shepherd.” They also claim, as they have been doing fruitlessly since 1935, that we are in debt over our heads due to future Social Security payments and other safety net programs. Of course, these same billionaires see absolutely nothing wrong with crony capitalism or huge tax breaks for the wealthy, and, to a man, oppose raising the spending cap for Social Security on incomes above the current $125,000 or so. Let’s think about this for a moment, folks – if billionaires had to pay Social Security on ALL of their income rather than only rhe first $125,000, that program could be expanded and sytrmgthened rather than being in danger of running out of money in a few decades. How the hell much money do these billionaires NEED, anyway, and why should they be granted an exemption of ANY kind?

These schemers also rant against regulation, citing a far-right American Enterprise Institute claim that, since 1949, “federal regulations have lowered the real GDP growth by 2% and made America 72% poorer.” LOL! We’re supposed to believe THAT malarkey, when CON-servative Republicans and the wealthy have teamed up with supply side (“trickle down”) economics for the past 35 years to funnel a GIANT amount of national income and wealth  into the hands of a scant few? Any sane person will recognize that regulations aren’t the culprit for causing our record wealth disparity – the wealthy themselves, and their bought-out politiicians are! While they rant and rave about the supposed evils of government regulation, they turn a completely blind eye to predatory capitalists and crony capitalism – instances where government regulation is HIGHLY justified!

These billionaire con-artists also love to claim that the federal government is stealing power from the states with their policies. They claim that Washington does not properly respect “these truly independent republican governments”. This blogger believes that, as a NATION first and foremost, NATIONAL policies must be set and that states, while having an input through their Congresspersons,  must NOT interfere with or block that process! These billionaires are simply using the states rights argument as a way to enable themselves to escape any and all outside interference whatsoever. Well, billionaires, you can’t always get (or buy) what you want! After all, regulations first came into being as a way of protecting the public from the very resal excesses of the wealthy and their corporations! They didn’t arise out of thin air: they were justifiably CAUSED to curb the power and influence of the monied class. As Franklin D. Roosevelt so wisely put it as he was battling the Great Depression, “Government by Organized Money is Just as Dangerous as Government by Organized Mob!” There is an incredible amount of truth in that statement. Roosevelt was combatting the forces of reaction back then, just as WE should battle today’s forces of reaction – the Koch brothers and their billionaire Libertarian allies! For, these very misguided men have this naive belief that markets are self-correcting and that free market economics will mysteriously solve all problems. We have seen over and over again how foolish that viewpoint is, and we must reject it completely! Markets are NOT self correcting or even free – they are instead dominated and controlled by the wealthy, and MUST be regulated by strong outside forces (e.g. labor unions and government agencies) to ensure that the public interest will be protected. That, my friends, is why it is so VITALLY important that we start electing more progressives and remove huge numbers of reactionary, CON-servative Republicans from elective office IMMEDIATELY – we CANNOT allow Republicans the ability to hold this dastardly “convention of states” that their billionaire lords are pushing for! This means, NOW, in 2018, and in 2020 and beyond, we must defeat them at the ballot box in each state, Congress, and the Presidency!

The time has come for us to stand up, to resist, and to shout out and have our voices be counted, and let these billionaires like Donald Trump AND the Koch brothers know in no uncertain terms: we will NOT be hoodwinked or bullied into submission by them, and that WE – not THEY – will prevail! So give ’em hell, people!!!
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