Trump Wins!

Remember that famous headline from the election where Truman won re-election?  Of course you do not you are not old enough……so here is what I am talking about…..

Dewey was the GOP candidate in 1949….but Harry Truman won that election.

This had nothing to do with this post…..I needed a lead in….sorry for the digression.

I bring up this because I have read that critics and opponents will lose because…….

Pastor Robert Henderson declared that anyone who opposes President Donald Trump is fighting against God. In an interview with televangelist Jim Bakker, Henderson said that no matter what people do, Trump will remain in office because that is God’s rightfully place for him.

“They can try all day long to remove him; they will not remove him. God said, ‘I set him as the president,’ and they can fight, and they can curse, and they can do all that they want; the problem is that ‘they’re fighting against God,” Henderson said.

He went on to share a dream about how God instructed him to pray for Trump.

“We stood in the courts of heaven, in the council of the Lord, and in that council, God told me to make a decree out of James 1:11, which is, ‘All flesh is as grass, and the flower is as the glory of the grass,’” Henderson said. “And He said to me, ‘Here’s what I want you to do, as you stand here, I want you to decree that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is as grass and that she is as the flower of the grass, and the burning, searing, exposing heat of God will come and bring exposure, and she will wither away, and Donald Trump will be the president of the United States.’”

(Raw Story)

Watch this!

There is no need to have an election because God wills it that Trump will win…..

Sorry I do NOT believe any of that  BS for one minute!

But I do believe the Trump can win re-election (to my chagrin)……for several reasons (my thoughts)…..the economy, warmonger vote, his base is rabid, oligarchs are throwing money at him, the DNC (they are trying to pick the Dem candidate)……

Further reading…..https://townhall.com/columnists/kevinmccullough/2018/06/10/5-reasons-trump-will-win-40-states-in-2020-n2489173

Not to worry about that impeachment thing……God wills Trump to be president……

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-cannot-be-removed-because-he-gods-choice-claims-pastor-who-says-1437943

If you do not buy that CRAP then…..do some reading……

It is possible….no….it is likely…Trump will win re-election….never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter……if you want to change that outcome then….

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Tulsi Is The One For Me

******For a Disclaimer:  I am in NO way being compensated by the Tulsi campaign for my writings and opinions.******

AS the debates approach I will make my feelings known on the candidates…..

I make no secret that I am antiwar and have been since 1972 and I seldom have a candidate that is not a third party trying to get a hold in mainstream politics.

2020 I will have a candidate that is my in line with my thinking, Tulsi Gabbard……she is anti-intervention and that makes her antiwar and that makes her my choice as a candidate.

The problem is her stands on war is making her very unpopular with the wars main cheerleaders…MSM…..

Presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has not garnered much press coverage since announcing her bid on February 2; she’s the 13th-most-mentioned Democratic candidate on TV news, according to FAIR’s most recent count (4/14/19).

But when corporate media do talk about the Hawaii congressmember, they tend to reveal more about themselves than about her.

A veteran of the Iraq War, Gabbard is centering her presidential campaign around anti-interventionism (2/3/19): the belief that US interference in foreign countries, especially in the form of regime-change wars, increases the suffering of the citizens in those countries

 
The media is doing as much as they can to keep her views off the airways….but she has made the cut and will be on the stage for the first debate in June…..but I look for her to be mostly ignored by the MSM pundits that control the debate stage.
 
The one interview that she gave that did her credit was the one for Glen Greenwald of the Intercept……

Ever since Tulsi Gabbard was first elected to Congress in 2012, she has been assertively independent, heterodox, unpredictable, and polarizing. Viewed at first as a loyal Democrat and guaranteed future star by party leaders — due to her status as an Iraq War veteran, a telegenic and dynamic young woman, and the first Hindu and Samoan-American elected to Congress — she has instead become a thorn in the side, and frequent critic, of those same leaders.

Gabbard’s transformation from cherished party asset to party critic and outcast was rapid, and was due almost entirely to her insistence on following her own belief system and evolving ideology, rather than party dogma and the longstanding rules for Washington advancement. In 2012, Rachel Maddow, upon announcing Gabbard’s victory, instructed her audience to learn Gabbard’s name because, the MSNBC host gushed, “She is on the fast track to being very famous someday.” In 2015, Maddow invited Gabbard on her show to herald her as one of the leaders of what Maddow touted as an urgently needed, new bipartisan congressional caucus composed of military veterans in the war on terror.

https://theintercept.com/2019/05/09/watch-interview-with-democratic-congresswoman-and-2020-presidential-candidate-tulsi-gabbard/

I appreciate Greenwald giving her a chance to voice her opinion without being treated like she had one eye in the center of her forehead.

She is still the candidate for me.

Hopefully more people will come to her side in this contentious election.

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http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/tulsi-gabbard-pushes-no-war-agenda-and-the-media-is-out-to-kill-her-chances/

To be honest there is one part of Tulsi’s stances that is disturbing to me…….her comments on the War on Terror……but as with everything I will research it more before I comment.

Then GO VOTE!

Is This About The Election?

The media wants Biden/Trump mash up for the 2020 election……the MSM has tried to make this the “dream ticket”….and Iowa gave the MSM the a chance to push the ticket…..both men are just pathetic for playing into the hands of the media…..

If you were a visitor to the US and watched this news then you would think that the 2020 election was under way and these were the candidates for the general.

The MSM has a chance to make Biden the best person to take on Trump……seems to be a marketing plan by the media……

President Trump and 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden gave dueling speeches in Iowa Tuesday—their first time this election cycle campaigning in the same state on the same day, USA Todayreports. Big lines from each, starting with Biden, who had three campaign stops in the state. From CNN and others:

  • “[Trump] says, ‘let’s make America great again.’ Let’s make America America again,” he said—which, Fox points out, is a phrase apparently first coined by Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti. (No worries: Avenatti has used the line to endorse Biden, and tweeted Tuesday, “Since I won’t be using it, I’m happy @JoeBiden is using ‘Let’s Make America America Again.'”)
  • Biden also called Trump an “existential threat” to America: “Four years of Donald Trump will be viewed as an aberration in American history. Eight years, eight years will fundamentally change who we are as a nation, how we’re viewed around the world.”
  • Biden, who lost son Beau to brain cancer in 2015, said “I promise you if I’m elected president, you’re going to see the single most important thing that changes America, we’re gonna cure cancer.”
  • He also had to speak through a protester at one event, while attendees clapped and chanted to drown him out. The protester yelled, “You have blood on your hands, you have blood on your hands… no he is talking about the Ku Klux Klan… he supports the murder of unborn babies and he wants us to pay for it.”
  • Biden has another speech still to come Tuesday night; see his prepared remarks here. Among them: “Trump thinks his tariffs are being paid by China. Any beginning econ student at Iowa or Iowa State could tell you that the American people are paying his tariffs. The cashiers at Target see what’s going on—they know more about economics than Trump.”
  • And from Trump:

    • The POTUS had his own harsh words for Biden while speaking at a renewable energy event, referring to him as “Sleepy Joe” and accusing him of talking too much about Trump: “He said my name so many times that people couldn’t stand it anymore.”
    • He had also slammed Biden as he left for Iowa, calling him a “loser” and a “dummy” who is “weak mentally,” per Fox News.
    • Trump signed an executive order while in the state to, as he said, “speed up reviews of [agricultural] biotechnology so that farmers can get access to critical scientific advances faster and reap the full benefits of American innovation for many years into the future.”
    • Still to come Tuesday night for Trump: an “America First Dinner,” for which tickets started at $250, to raise money for the Iowa Republican Party.

This is making sure that other Dem candidates are left out of the equation…..there was nothing about this situation that warranted a whole day of media attention.

Let me inform my reader of what this report was really about…….This was nothing more than a couple of old farts having a slap fight.

There are more important news that needed the exposure by was lost in the push for Biden…..like Congressional inaction of the 9/11 First Responders.

Or maybe spend a little more time reporting that the US Women’s soccer team broke all records yesterday….they scored 13 goals.

Booker Is Out!

Corey Booker is out as a candidate for me…..I did not like him when he was in New Jersey for he seem to have a camera following him around to record his “good deeds”.

Then he went to the Senate as a stepping stone to run for president and I did not like him even more…he is a centrist Dem….. a conserv Dem…..a Blue Dog…and now news has come out that just definitely puts him out of the running…… in my case that is……

In a Huffington Post interview published on June 5, U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker announced that he now supports a federal anti-BDS bill, which would allow states to punish contractors for boycotting Israel. Booker voted against similar legislation earlier this year.

In February, the Senate voted on the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act (S.1), a piece of legislation that was introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) James Risch (R-ID) Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The final section of the bill is called The Combating BDS Act and it would allow local and state governments to “divest from entities that engage in certain Boycott, Divestment, or Sanctions activities targeting Israel or persons doing business in Israel or Israeli-controlled territories.”

The bill passed in the Senate 77-23, but every Democratic presidential candidate in the Senate voted against it. Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts’ Elizabeth Warren, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, California’s Kamala Harris, and New Jersey’s Cory Booker all released statements to Haaretz making it clear that they’re against boycotts of Israel and opposed the bill for First Amendment reasons. New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand voted against the bill, but never responded to the request for comment. Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar was the only Senator running for president who voted for the legislation, but she also did not provide an explanation.

https://mondoweiss.net/2019/06/supports-legislation-movement/

This is why he is out for me….he will change his stand to fit the circumstance……he knew what the bill was about if not then he is a shitty Senator…and now he will crap on a 1st amendment to gain donors and votes.

Don’t know about you…..but Not someone I want as president…..I have eliminated 2 candidates from my consideration…Biden and Booker….more to come I am sure.

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Some Dems For 2020

Mash up to the 2020 Election…..we are a year away from the heat of the campaigns and yet the MSM is acting like it is tomorrow…they are treating Biden as the nominee and the rest are just novelties.

From the popular to the unknown…..

We see how popular Mayor Pete is becoming…..it seems to be his straight forward approach to issues (I’m not sure what is issues are right now)…..so that leads me and others to ask….is Mayor Pete the future of the Dem Party?

Pete Buttigieg is having a moment.

With a bio as unique as his name, the progressive mayor from South Bend has jumped to third place in the latest Emerson poll of the 2020 Democratic Iowa caucus, Salon reports. Buttigieg (pronounced BOOT-edge-edge, according to his official Twitter bio) is a 37-year-old Afghanistan war veteran, Harvard graduate and Rhodes scholar, who has taught himself Norwegian—see his response last weekend in South Carolina to a question from a Norwegian journalist here—and is conversant in several other languages. He is vying to become the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major political party.

https://www.alternet.org/2019/03/is-pete-buttigieg-the-future-of-the-democratic-party/

He seems genuine but that does not make him the future of the party….he could have a fall at any point….but he bears watching.

Now what about a virtual unknown?

Andrew Yang. This candidate has an unusual but interesting approach and…..I wrote about him once he made his presence known on the campaign trail…..https://lobotero.com/2019/04/10/yang2020/

Yang is becoming more popular for his insurgent campaign….he is out polling some of the more ‘recognizable’ candidates…..but read his rise for yourself…..

MATH” hats. Fox News. The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Andrew Yang knows how to run an insurgent presidential campaign. The 44-year-old candidate, once barely known outside New York and Silicon Valley, is now leader of the “Yang Gang,” a growing following of online fans and IRL admirers rallying to Yang’s campaign cry of “humanity first.”

Yang is now outpolling seasoned pols like Kirsten Gillibrand, averaging 1% in recent surveys. Despite being “neither popular nor well-known,” as a FiveThirtyEight story puts it, he’s disturbing the forces of the Democratic establishment. His rallies are attracting thousands of people (paywall). A two-hour appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast in February garnered almost 3 million views. He’s winning over betting markets, which have given the long-shot candidate 2.3% odds at taking the White House, besting senator Corey Booker and Texas phenom Beto O’Rourke. Despite his distance from Washington, Yang’s surge shows that a candidate seemingly assembled from the musings of a Silicon Valley Reddit thread can take on the Democratic establishment.

https://qz.com/1627154/andrew-yang-is-the-silicon-valley-candidate-stealing-trumps-playbook/

Dems have a history of picking the wrong candidate and a long history of non-voting……these things must change if Trump is to be beaten…..

The reason Democrats lose as much as they do is that Republicans and “conservative” (right-leaning) independents have been voting at higher rates. Turnout has generally been lower among potential Democratic voters because the Democratic Party has seldom offered them anything worth voting for. There had always had plenty to vote against, but, as in 2015, this time around that may not be enough.

There is therefore reason to think that, for the time being, democrats ought to make common cause with Democrats. Ultimately, the task is to divide, not unite, that wretched, thoroughly compromised party of theirs – to retain and build upon what is salvageable in it, and to cast off the rest. That would require a thorough housecleaning. But the time for that is not now; not while Trump and his minions are on the loose.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/24/the-small-d-democrats-dilemma/

I say….check out ALL candidates and pick the one that best reflects your concerns and issues…..

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Mayor Pete Update

2020 is the year that will make history in some form or another.

First it was Beto and he announced and slowly was pushed aside by Mayor Pete and now Biden has announced and Pete is slowly being pushed aside for the flavor of the day.

Most of us hard core Leftists are waiting for Pete to stumble and he stumped a toe with a comment about trade…..

In his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Pete Buttigieg has been telling audiences that the U.S. lost six times as many jobs due to automation than trade from 2000 to 2010, according to The Washington Post. This is literally true, but for all practical purposes it is a very big lie.

The way in which it is true is that we always lose jobs to “automation,” which is known to economists as productivity growth. Productivity growth averages around 2 percent annually (it has been closer to 1 percent since 2005). If productivity grows by 2 percent, this means that we can produce the same amount of goods and services with 2 percent fewer worker hours.

https://truthout.org/articles/pete-buttigieg-trivializes-the-impact-of-trade-on-us-job-losses/

And as they say….”the beat goes on”…….

It was bound to happen sometime.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has emerged as a serious contender in the Democratic presidential primaries, had it easy for a while there — people fawned over his ability to speak eight languages and his Harvard University and military pedigree. His hopeful messaging has also resonated with many, who view Buttigieg’s rhetoric as a welcome reprieve from the divisive nature of contemporary American politics.

But the spotlight also comes with risks. A burgeoning Buttigieg backlash has begun to take shape alongside the praise. For example, The New York Times Magazine writes that Buttigieg’s famed intelligence is, in part, the result of “internetty smarts,” or an intelligence designed to appeal to people’s “vanities and prejudices,” exemplified by his ability to speak non-fluent Norwegian or his “mostly incoherent” takes on James Joyce.

https://theweek.com/speedreads/838175/buttigieg-backlash-beginning

I like his openness about most everything but on the same hand I fear he is just a conserv Blue Dog trying to muscle his way into the progressive movement.

I have written my reservations on several Dem candidates….nothing I have seen or heard has changed my thinking….so far….the one that is suffering from this game the media has to play are the women candidates….their flavor is waning in these early days.

You choose your favorite…all I can do is give my insights and hope it will help…..above all come November….please VOTE!

Is Biden The Answer?

Biden announced and now he must start in earnest to be the candidate that America needs (his words not mine)……but he is nothing more than policies of the Clinton and Obama…..corporate candidate of the first degree.

Dems need to find their candidate and not suffer at the hands like they did in 2016…..they, Dems, will NEVER regain their place among the American people it they lose twice to Donald Trump…..

But the burning question is….can Biden truly win in 2020?

Joe Biden has officially entered the 2020 presidential race. His case to win the 2020 Democratic nomination is fairly simple: As Barack Obama’s two-term vice president, he’s the most familiar brand in the field. He’s ahead in the polls (it’s emphatically not a tie for the lead with Bernie Sanders; Biden’s polling is quite a bit better). He’s also the best-performing Democrat in polls against President Trump, and he gains a lot of support from Democrats on the basis of his perceived electability. And while he might not be the most liberal Democrat, that isn’t necessarily a disadvantage; roughly half of voters in the Democratic primary identify as moderate or conservative,1 which could be a plus in a field where many candidates are running to the left.

Of course, this doesn’t mean Biden’s path to the nomination is easy. Not by a long shot. But before we start to poke holes in Biden’s candidacy, let’s ruminate on his advantages a little longer. There’s a case to be made that the media — in seeking out shiny new objects like Pete Buttigieg, and in ignoring the preferences of older, more working-class and more moderate Democrats who still make up a large part of the Democratic base — is overlooking the obvious front-runner in Biden. Arguably, in fact, media elites have the same blind spots for Biden that they had for Trump. There aren’t likely to be a lot of Biden voters in most journalists’ social circles, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there.

 
My thoughts are the Biden is just a carbon copy of Hillary in policies and donors…..in other words he will be a minor Left of center president and this country has suffered at the hands of centrists for the last 50 years.
 
If you need a place to look at all the candidates….even the ones the media tries to ignore…..then look no further than USAToday interactive…….
 
 
Is Biden the answer?
 

Let’s be blunt: As a supposed friend of American workers, Joe Biden is a phony. And now that he’s running for president, Biden’s huge task is to hide his phoniness.

From the outset, with dim prospects from small donors, the Biden campaign is depending on big checks from the rich and corporate elites who greatly appreciate his services rendered. “He must rely heavily, at least at first, upon an old-fashioned network of money bundlers — political insiders, former ambassadors and business executives,” the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Biden has a media image that exudes down-to-earth caring and advocacy for regular folks. But his actual record is a very different story.

 
I have said that he is the big business candidate…..just another Clinton-esque candidate……

Hours after officially entering the 2020 Democratic presidential field Thursday morning, former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to head to the Philadelphia home of Comcast executive David Cohen for a big-dollar fundraiser that will reportedly be attended by Democratic lawmakers, the CEO of insurance giant Independence Blue Cross, and other high-powered party players.

Biden launched his presidential bid with a video condemning President Donald Trump’s response to the 2017 neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville and calling the 2020 election “a battle for the soul of this nation.”

“The core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America America is at stake,” Biden said. “That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”

 
This just illustrates why I say he is a Corporate candidate…..
The media trope that portrays “Lunch-Bucket Joe” Biden as a regular, down-to-earth guy who cares deeply about regular folks is pure, unadulterated bullshit. His real constituents wear pinstripe suits and works on Wall Street and in corporate headquarters. They fly around in fancy private jets. And the supposed “everyman liberal” Joe Biden is their loyal apparatchik.
 
I do not support Biden and still am a Tulsi fan….for now……
 
Do not let the media pick your candidate……
 
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