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Trump Quick Visit

In The Progressive Influence on December 4, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Time doesn’t permit reporting on all of Trump’s manifestations and Trump oozing from media. We offer a quick hit review of Trump’s as of last Wednesday., Yes, Thanksgiving weekend was far more important than following Trump around like a reality show groupie.

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As we move away from the November 8th, General Election results and Hillary Clinton’s late-night concession to Donald Trump, a few issues simply have to be addressed.

Before embarking on the issues we feel are worth exploring, we will unabashedly admit to extreme bias in our reporting. There is no room for acceptance of Donald Trump as the 45th US President. We cannot find any rational reason for a world leading government headed by a literally ego-maniacal self-centered money grabber. We cannot find rational acceptance of a supposed president-elect who so forthright courted white nationalism while practicing overt discrimination against people of color, the disabled, and while openly lying to people who he viewed as pawns. Politifact and other fact-checkers warned that Trump spoke various forms of “lies” throughout his campaign with a heavy skewering towards “False” levels lies.

As we have seen over the past two weeks, Trump’s lies have been addressed almost to the letter. He has retracted, backtracked, dropped and modified just about each of his major campaign lies.  The Southern border will not see a wall increasing in height with each fit of anger from the bloviating carnival barker; it will, as of the latest report, include  fencing. His late campaign claims of prosecuting Hillary Clinton was engulfed by millions comparable to minions sitting engulfing “The Apprentice.” His rally mantra and battle cry of hatred of the media is playing out in closed meetings with representatives of the media while reported administering  of browbeatings (to keep it clean). 

But, there are more pressing issues.  Would you believe lingering district votes have Hillary Clinton hard of Trump by almost two million votes?  Check out the latest tally from the Cook Political Report.

David Wasserman, Cook Political Report’s ongoing vote tally.

Clinton’s vote total is 64,223,986 (48.1% of the vote), 

Trump’s  vote total is 62,206,395 (46.6% of the vote) – a difference of 2,017,591 

NBC has also reported on the growing Clinton vote.

The New York Times also ran a piece last week about facts related to post-election Trumpism (and the vote).

Word has it white working-class and Latino voters felt an affinity for the homeliness of Trump and family. Seriously?

Along the path of Trumpism  and a very very sick nation.

US Jobs (Revisited): November 2016 (Trumpugs)

In The Progressive Influence on December 4, 2016 at 12:21 PM

A day after so-called president-elect Trump spoke with the Taiwanese leader while simultaneous setting the leadership of China ablaze, US job numbers and unemployment rate reports show continued success in Democratic job creation.

Eighty-One (81) consecutive months of job creation under Democratic Party leadership.  The US unemployment rate also dipped to pre-Bush Great Recession levels.  Oh, the world without trickle-down supply-side economics. 

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Private-Sector Payroll Employment

A few additional items from the Comeback Decade web page. And, to think the GOP wants to repeal Obamacare.  

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, jobs up (+15M), deficit down (-2/3rds), middle-class incomes up (+$2,800).

Your Trump “security” and social vote means we have a rough economic road to trod over the next few years. 

I introduce the archetypal Trump supporters. From the totally whacked out New England trump official with the curly hair to the lady in gold who CNN should have told no bare skin allowed o camera.  These people are truly frightening, and to think we have handed our nation over to their likeness.  Yes, “deplorables” is a correct characterization.

Trump’s lies do not even matter!

It is important to note CNN has provided air-time to the most zany of Trump supporters throughout the course of the 2016 campaign.  Paula Johnson…in 2015:

You might ask, what does segments of whacked-out trump supporters ahve to do the what US economy. If you are wondering in that realm, you might want to keep it to yourself; your intellect is showing.

The Daily GOP Ignominious” Trumpism Spreads (POPULAR VOTE?)

In The Progressive Influence on November 14, 2016 at 3:05 PM

What you are about to see, should you decide to follow the links in the posted paragraph, is a startling indictment of a Constitutional electoral process that is outdated and undemocratic.

Update on the 2016 popular vote (November 14):

President of the United States

The latest national vote totals have Clinton at 61,350,758 votes – or 48 percent – compared to Trump’s 60,583,838 or 47 percent. Those totals – a 0.4 percent drop in voter turnout from 2012 – gives the advantage to Clinton by 766,920 even vote counting continues. Clinton’s margin is expected to grow as votes come in from heavily Democratic states, making her the fifth candidate to win the popular vote but lose the election, joining Al Gore in 2000; Andrew Jackson in 1824; Samuel Tilden in 1876; and Grover Cleveland in 1888.


Just so there are no surprises as Trump unfolds his vision of America.

If you voted for Trump, you cannot avoid the soil that comes with your vote. 


White House and cabinet picks speak volumes.

Think Progress 


In his role at Breitbart, he promoted and legitimized the modern white supremacist movement, sometimes euphemistically referred to as the “alt-right.” 

Ben Shapiro, who worked alongside Bannon for four years as Breitbart’s Editor-at-Large, wrote that Bannon “openly embraced the white supremacist alt-right.” According to Shapiro, “Breitbart has become the alt-right go-to website… pushing white ethno-nationalism as a legitimate response to political correctness, and the comment section turning into a cesspool for white supremacist mememakers.” 

Shapiro describes Bannon as “a vindictive, nasty figure, infamous for verbally abusing supposed friends and threatening enemies.” 

Bannon gave a platform to Milo Yiannopoulos, a prominent white nationalist figure who was banned from Twitter for indicting racist abuse and harassment

In March, Yiannapoulos wrote a lengthy article promoting the white nationalist alt-right on Breitbart that made an explicit argument for racial and ethnic segregation: 

The New York Times notes that Breitbart “regularly traffics in racially charged accusations about President Obama, provocative comparisons between abortion providers and Holocaust killers, and contempt for feminism.”

The alt-right’s intellectuals would also argue that culture is inseparable from race. The alt-right believe that some degree of separation between peoples is necessary for a culture to be preserved. A Mosque next to an English street full of houses bearing the flag of St. George, according to alt-righters, is neither an English street nor a Muslim street — separation is necessary for distinctiveness.

Since US elections set the stage for the greater society, the rational person has to think: “We have seen this before.”

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