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The Method Behind Trump's Tweet Madness

By The Reverend Published: December 9, 2016

Digby highlights a few of the more...interesting...findings from a recent PPP poll....

40% of Trump voters insist that he won the national popular vote to only 49% who grant that Clinton won it and 11% who aren't sure.

Only 53% of Trump voters think that California's votes should be allowed to count in the national popular vote. 29% don't think they should be allowed to count, and another 18% are unsure.

67% of Trump voters say that unemployment increased during the Obama administration, to only 20% who say it decreased.

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Pre-empting The People

By The Reverend Published: December 9, 2016

Trump's Republicans...or Trumpublicans....are advocates for the working class. White, high school educated, blue collar voters flocked to the polls on 11-8 to cast their vote for the one man who really, by god, cares about those who actually work for their daily bread. For far too long...since 1973 actually....people who work for a living throughout the Homeland have not seen an uptick in their wages.

Now that voters have chosen a warrior-for-workers to be their next president....average workers in my home state can breathe easier knowing that Donald will soon be making those American workers' lives great again.

In honor of the newly elected Working-Man's president, Ohio GOP legislators have now joined 21 other GOP-controlled states in what is surely a demonstration of solidarity with the working class of the Buckeye State....

Ohio lawmakers passed a measure Wednesday to block cities from raising the local minimum wage above the state level, amid growing pressure in other states to raise such wages for workers.

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Another Day, Another Radical Pick

By The Reverend Published: December 8, 2016

On Labor Day, 2012, former congressman and GOP House leader, Eric Cantor, infamously posted this tweet....

Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success.

It was Labor Day....and Cantor took the opportunity to celebrate management. That one was hard to forget....but the sentiment has been that of the GOP for quite some time....even though not always as WTF-ish as Cantor's tweet.

Republicans are the party of rich people, Democrats are the party of average working Americans. Ever heard that one? It just happens to be true....and Trump's latest appointment only validates that truth.

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Are There Any Options?

By The Reverend Published: December 8, 2016

Americans should be quite disturbed over the extremists Mr. Trump has chosen to work alongside him for the next four years. Anyone who is not disturbed over Trump's appointments either doesn't realize how extreme Trump's hires are....or knows, and favors extremists leading the country....or knows, and just places their blind-faith in the Donald.

Some Trump ass-kisser was on the teevee yesterday fielding questions about the extreme nature of most of Trump's hires. The ass-kisser explained, a couple of times, that those hires would not be carrying out their own agendas or personal policies...but, instead, would be carrying out Mr. Trump's agenda and policies.

If that will, indeed, be the case....why hire so many extremists in the first place?

I've been giving my own question some thought....and I think there are two possible options.

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Greater Than Great

By The Reverend Published: December 7, 2016

None of this should be cause for concern...

General John Kelly will become the third retired general to be tapped for the incoming administration. Retired Gen. James Mattis was Trump’s pick for Defense secretary and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was his national security adviser pick.

A few more ex-military generals and Trump will have his own private Joint Chiefs. But I'm sure that there is nothing to worry about when a civilian branch of the federal government packs the Oval Office with military generals. If we weren't such an exceptionally, exceptional country....more exceptional than any country...ever....there might be cause for worry that a sort of military-junta was in the making. But that would be impossible...we're simply too exceptional of a nation for that to happen.

General Kelly has been tapped to head the Department of Homeland Security. Not sure whether this was what made Trump favor Kelly for the DHS, or not...

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Freedom....It's Back In Style

By The Reverend Published: December 7, 2016

Goofball George W Bush said it on occasion...."freedom is on the march". it was embarrassing to hear him say it back then....and even more embarrassing to think about it a decade later considering the clustermess he and the Dick made of the middle east.

Now that so many middle eastern Muslim countries are reeling....it's time for the Party of Commander Codpiece to march that freedom back here in the Homeland. Glorious freedom....

Republican leaders in New Hampshire, Missouri and Kentucky are planning in the coming months to take up and pass so-called right-to-work measures, allowing workers to opt out of joining a union and out of paying union dues.

I still expect the Trumpubs to pass some national right-to-work-for-pennies law. But, three more "free" states will do their own versions of a law that will reduce overall wages for working Americans in their states. You see, freedom means that Americans should have the choice to work for less. Freedom and choices....two peas in a freedom spreading pod.

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How To Repeal Legislation Without Repealing It

By The Reverend Published: December 6, 2016

Mitch McConnell sat down today with the man who will be our acting president after January 20, Mike Pence, and made a smiling announcement....

"When we come back Jan. 3 we'll be moving to the ObamaCare replacement resolution, the ObamaCare repeal resolution will be the first item up in the New Year," McConnell said, referring to repeal legislation that is expected to pass with a simple majority vote under special budgetary rules.

In Trumpublican Land, repealing Obamacare is like water to a person dying of thirst. They can't get to it quickly enough. One might think that if the usual-suspect scoundrels repeal Obamacare the first week of January and Trump signs the repeal immediately upon his inauguration a couple weeks later...that that would be the end of Obamacare. But, alas, it won't be.

The Freedom Caucus revolutionaries in the House of Tea want, at best, a six month carryover of Obamacare...AFTER it's repealed. Establishment Republicans in the House...don't know how all of them were returned to the House in a, you know, anti-establishment election....are arguing among themselves whether the provisions of Obamacare should be extended two, or three years.....AFTER they repeal the ACA.

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How To Mislead Americans For Fun And Profit

By The Reverend Published: December 6, 2016

Definition of oligarchy: a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.

The U.S. public is in favor of American oligarchy...

A...62 percent majority — 78 percent of Republicans, 46 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of independents — say it is acceptable for the president and vice president to offer tax breaks or incentives to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S., while only 2 in 10 voters say it’s inappropriate.

Over 60 percent of Americans tell pollsters that it's perfectly fine for the Prez and the VP, alone, to use tax dollars as bribe money, or ransom payment, to allegedly prevent companies from sending U.S. jobs to other countries.

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"Fake News" Nation

By The Reverend Published: December 5, 2016

So, a North Carolina man believed that the "Pizzagate" "fake news" story which claimed that Hillary Clinton and John Podesta were running a pedophile ring out of a Washington D.C. pizzeria might actually be for real. The man drove to D.C....with a gun...to visit the pizzeria to find out...like Trump says..."what's going on".

Now, this pedophile ring stuff is just too goddamned crazy for me to elaborate on....other than to direct readers to this November 2nd tweet by Trump's national security advisor, Mike Flynn, about the "fake news" insanity...

U decide - NYPD Blows Whistle on New Hillary Emails: Money Laundering, Sex Crimes w Children, etc...MUST READ!

It would appear that the lunatic who traveled from N.Carolina to D.C and Trump's NSA advisor have something in common....they both have quite an appetite for "fake news".

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Making Political Stunts Great Again

By The Reverend Published: December 5, 2016

Villagers were flummoxed. How could a greenhorn president-elect be so foolish as to violate decades-long U.S. protocol by taking a phone call from the Taiwan president? The Taiwan-Trump call has been criticized as Trump being "reckless", "careless", and "inexperienced" in matters of foreign relations.

This WAPO report, however, tells an entirely different story. The call had been pre-arranged with the Taiwan president......designed by Trumpsters to be, yes, a stunt....

Immediately after Trump won the Nov. 8 election, his staffers compiled a list of foreign leaders with whom to arrange calls. “Very early on, Taiwan was on that list,” said Stephen Yates, a national security official during the presidency of George W. Bush and an expert on China and Taiwan. “Once the call was scheduled, I was told that there was a briefing for President-elect Trump. They knew that there would be reaction and potential blowback.”

Forget all notions that Trump had no idea what he was doing when he took a call from Taiwan.....he knew exactly what he was doing. In fact, Trump and his team had conspired with the Taiwan president weeks before the call in order to make it look, at first, like the call was a routine congratulatory call to the new U.S. president-elect. There was nothing routine about any of it....

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