Despite widespread counternarrative, decades of careful political machinations laid crucial groundwork for Donald Trump’s election. Donald Trump’s ubiquitous portrayal as a renegade outsider, beholden to no political party or established decorum, might be the most unacknowledged fake news item of the past two years. Despite a lack of name recognition — or perhaps precisely because of their anonymity — the various forces working to install a President Trump have been actively pursuing their goals for a very long time.…"Dukakis to Donald: 30 Years of Citizens United"
I started writing this because I thought it was important to have a clear understand of what the hell is going on with the Trump – Russia connections. Some of these are just rumors or probably mean nothing (1, 22, 25, 31) but the sheer number of Russian mobsters who have lived at Trump tower and the fact that 4 people have had to resign over connections to Putin is alarming. Honestly the discovery that…"86 paths to Putin"
The Republicans, not to be outdone by Xenophobic Nazi Trump, are trying to limit legal immigration too by cutting it in half. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-senate-idUSKBN15M1VB?feedType=RSS&feedName=newsOne&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social"GOP attacks Legal Immigration"
Washington (CNN)The Republican-led House voted Thursday to repeal an Obama-era Social Security Administration regulation to keep people with severe mental illnesses from buying guns. The vote was 235-180. “The Social Security Administration not only overstepped its mission with this regulation, it discriminated against certain Americans with disabilities who receive Social Security benefits. The agency should be focused on serving all of its beneficiaries, not picking and choosing whose Second Amendment rights to deny,” said Rep.…"House rolling back Gun Regulation"
These guys would have been pushed out in any other year. https://mobile.twitter.com/AP/status/826803331133734912"Senate ignores rules, pushes two nominees out of Committee"
Hello America! Since election day, I have been met with many many people who say “Give him a chance! He’s not even president yet.” Given his sordid history of saying and doing stupid things, I always found this to be ridiculously ignorant. Donald Trump is the greatest danger the United States of America ever faced. He is the last battle of a failed confederacy trying to get its groove back. He represents an indignant Soviet…"Thanks America!"
. Like the Russia story, a lot of these articles I keep coming across might not seem like a big deal but when spun together, they weave together a terrifying narrative which threatens the very fabric of the our country. Jared Kushner is his son in law and owner of the New York Observer, a once reputable newspaper turned into a right wing rag. Since he is now a special advisor to the…"America is under attack"
Haley Barbour is going to lobby the US on behalf of Ukraine. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but Barbour is a racist southerner and Ukraine might not exist next year. 185: Trump fired the inauguration announcer of 57 years and replaced him with a Trump Supporter. 186: Politics are turning Trumpian in Canada. 187: Mitch McConnell is mad that democrats are having a fit about confirming nominees before they do what is asked of…"Trump Watch 1/8/17"
The hits just keep on coming lately. Between bad hires, bad views, breaking precedent on everything, bullying people on twitter, and Russia, it just keeps coming. The guide to impending tyranny seems to be important right now. Actually, I suggest that everyone go read Indivisible as soon as possible. 160: BIll Stepien, the first person fired in the Bridgegate scandal now works in the Trump White House 161: Pam Bondi, also now works in the…"Trump Watch 1/3-1/6/17"
Via NBC News"151: GOP Congress proposes rule to limit Democracy"