More “S” Word BS

MSNBC is once again trying to control the electorate…..the mouth of PA, Chis Matthews, is so concerned about the “S” word that he injects it into his nightly broadcasts at every opportunity.  (Should qualify him for a gig with FOX News)  Matthews tries to create the news not report it.

Have you noticed that those that earn the big bucks are the ones most afraid of the trend in American politics…….especially these so-called experts and pundits that earn 6 figures or more…..and the only people not concerned are the people that are suffering everyday with the system as it is……

Conservs are concerned that the US will become a “socialist” state if everyone gets health care….and yet they turn a blind eye to corporate socialism….and yes we can call it like it is….

“We renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country,” Donald Trump said recently.

Someone should alert him that America is now a hotbed of socialism. But it’s socialism for the rich. Everyone else is treated to harsh capitalism.

In the conservative mind, socialism means getting something for doing nothing. This pretty much describes General Motors’ receipt of $600 million in federal contracts, plus $500 million in tax breaks, since Trump took office.

Some of this corporate welfare has gone into the pockets of GM executives. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra raked in almost $22 million in total compensation in 2017 alone.

But GM employees are subject to harsh capitalism. GM is planning to lay off more than 14,000 workers and close three assembly plants and two component factories in North America by the end of 2019.

The nation’s largest banks saved $21 billion last year thanks to Trump’s tax cuts, some of which went into massive bonuses for bank executives. On the other hand, thousands of lower-level bank employees got a big dose of harsh capitalism. They lost their jobs.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/04/11/socialism-rich-capitalism-rest

For example…..Red States, long have hated the dread of socialism depends on government handouts more so than Blue states….

Conservs know nothing of socialism short of the lies of their party, the GOP….plus the morons in Congress have started a totally worthless endeavor….an “anti-socialism caucus”

Republican politicians have form an anti-socialism caucus in congress, a member of the House of Representatives has announced.

“Just received approval from the House for the formation of the Anti-Socialism Caucus,” Chris Stewart, a Republican politician representing Utah, said on Wednesday.

“This caucus will defend individual liberty & free markets and highlight the dark history of socialism.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/congress-anti-socialism-caucus-chris-stewart-utah-aoc-trump-gop-democrats-a8854131.html

Is this how “Tailgunner” Joe got his start?

This is silly and worthless…..just another attempt to keep the corruption where it belongs…… in the hands of the Congress.

For those intelligent people that would like to know more…..

What is Socialism?

https://lobotero.com/2011/11/10/american-socialism-a-history-lesson/

Most of what the voter will hear is bullsh*t and lies…..but most have made up their minds as to what is “socialism” and NO amount of facts will change their mistake in thought.

Do I consider them stupid?

Stupid NO…Ignorant yes!

Be Smart!

Learn Stuff!

“Lego Er4go Scribo”

 

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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….

Be Smart!

Learn Stuff!

VOTE!

Popularity Is Everything!

There is polls on everything including a poll on polls…..so to say that the country is leaning one way or the other is just silly and all it does is add to the confusion of the voter.

Like a poll I saw the other day…..

President Trump has crossed the critical 50% approval line needed to win reelection as millennials and independents are moving to embrace him, according to a new survey.

The latest Zogby Poll put Trump’s approval rating at 51%, his highest ever in the trademarked survey.

Zogby Analytics pollster Jonathan Zogby said that the president is riding a booming economy and could be hard to beat should the nation’s economic health continue to improve.

His survey found that several groups that had been leaning against Trump were starting to favor him in large part because they have growing confidence in the economy and Trump’s handling of it. Notably millennials and independents have turned in his direction.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/trump-approval-at-51-winning-millennials-trusted-more-than-democrats-on-economy

These are same voters that the MSM tells us as late as last week that were leaning toward Bernie…..

But beyond all this……I want to ask these voters …..what economy?

Higher prices for consumer goods…low wages….inequality in income……loan debt…..where is the booming economy?  Or better yet….for whom is it booming?

Besides how can anyone be a supporter of a person that lies with ease…has more excuses than hairs on his head….(without toupee)…..he and his entourage are expanding and possibly started a war…….I do not understand……economy is not booming (The U.S. has the lowest median wealth (as a percentage of average wealth) in the developed world.) and society sucks….what is there to like about this booming economy?

Tulsi And The Peace Train

Peace Train? Is that Cat Stevens I hear? Oh sorry I mean is that Yusef Islam I hear?

I have been a peace-nik, antiwar activist, for 40 years and in that time I have had few major party candidates that I could support…..candidates like McCarthy, McGovern and a very few others….

I am pleased to say that I have found a candidate that I can support, at least for now….Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii……

The most interesting candidate is undoubtedly Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who is a fourth term Congresswoman from Hawaii, where she was born and raised. She is also the real deal on national security, having been-there and done-it through service as an officer with the Hawaiian National Guard on a combat deployment in Iraq. Though in Congress full time, she still performs her Guard duty.

Tulsi’s own military experience notwithstanding, she gives every indication of being honestly anti-war. In the speech announcing her candidacy she pledged “focus on the issue of war and peace” to “end the regime-change wars that have taken far too many lives and undermined our security by strengthening terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda.” She referred to the danger posed by blundering into a possible nuclear war and indicated her dismay over what appears to be a re-emergence of the Cold War

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/is-tulsi-gabbard-for-real/

The media is running scared of Tulsi and her antiwar stands……so the MSM does what it always dos…sets about smear the candidate…….

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. (Lori Shaull / Flickr)

So why might New Knowledge identify Tulsi Gabbard as a possible Kremlin favorite? And more significantly, why is a major news network willing to carry water for such a scandal-plagued organization? Perhaps only Morgan and NBC News executive editor Catherine Kim can answer those questions definitively, but the answer is almost certainly Gabbard’s politics and platform, both of which fall to the left of the Democratic establishment.

Since announcing her run for president in January, the Hawaiian congresswoman has pledged to take on entrenched wealth and a runaway military-industrial complex. “We’re being torn apart by powerful, self-serving politicians and greedy corporations,” she said during her campaign kickoff speech in Oahu. “People fomenting hatred, bigotry and fear; inciting conflict between us because of the color of our skin, the way that we worship, or the political party that we might belong to.”

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-mainstream-medias-smearing-of-tulsi-gabbard/

 https://themindunleashed.com/2019/02/tulsi-gabbard-mainstream-media-crazy.html

I admit that there are some reservations by the Left to embrace her candidacy…….I read an interview that covered some of these thoughts……

Tulsi Gabbard’s candidacy for president has raised more problematic questions than answers for people on the Left. Many anti-war leftists call her a breath of fresh air in resisting the military industrial complex and the dangerous war duopoly. After she supported a diplomatic solution to Syria and supported Bernie Sanders for president in 2016, she made a name for herself in the left wing of the Democratic Party.

Since she has announced her candidacy however, a number of serious, complicated and important questions have been raised: What is her position on Syrian human rights? What does it mean that right wingers such as Steve Bannon and David Duke sing her praises? Is she actually a peace candidate or a hawk, especially when it comes to foreign policy matters that impact Muslims? What are her positions on key social issues? Is she Islamophobic and homophobic? And what is her affiliation with Narenda Modi all about?

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/02/19/troublesome-possibilities-the-left-and-tulsi-gabbard/

As I say she has my support as long as her views on war and our troops does not change.

And now for your musical enjoyment……

Feel The Bern (Again)

2020 is quickly approaching and the energy in the MSM is at fever pitch already…..they have 2 new guy candidates that they, MSM, can fixate on…..they have a bundle of women running they can lavish praise upon….and they have “Uncle Joe” Biden that they can always dredge up when the news of the day is slow…..finally they have an old white Jew that they can use as a punching bag by keeping the age old BS of socialism front and center instead of his policies that are truly popular with the voter.

2016 saw the rise of Bernie to everyone’s surprise…so much so that he challenged the Clinton machine and damn near beat her pants off (no insult or pun intended) so much so that the DNC had to resort to trickery to keep him from winning the nomination….but like I say that was 2016 and we are entering into a new election cycle.

In 2016 his appeal to younger voters was something that did not get the attention it deserved and so far looks like 2020 will be no different…

A new national poll of young Democratic voters released Monday shows Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the crowded 2020 field with a double-digit lead over the second most popular candidate, Joe Biden.

According to the survey by the Institute of Politics (IOP) at the Harvard Kennedy School, the U.S. senator from Vermont is preferred by 31 percent of likely Democratic primary voters between the ages of 18 and 29 years old.

While Biden came in second place with 20 percent and Beto O’Rourke of Texas nabbed the third spot with 10 percent, none of the other candidates garnered more than single digits in the poll. After O’Rourke, IOP noted the following support for the remaining candidates:

Sen. Kamala Harris (5%), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (4%), Sen. Cory Booker (3%), Andrew Yang (2%), Mayor Pete Buttigieg (1%), former Sec. Julian Castro (1%), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (1%), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (1%), Gov. Jay Inslee (1%) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (1%). Several other candidates polled at less than one percent at this early stage.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/01/bernie-holds-double-digit-lead-over-2020-rivals-among-young-democratic-voters-poll

The big news recently with the MSM was that candidate Buttigieg hauled in $7 million in the first quarter and they went on and on about how important this cash will be……and yet Bernie brought in more than double and his totals were not even a mention……

Bernie Sanders is the third Democratic candidate to release first-quarter fundraising figures, and he easily jumps to No. 1. Sanders says he pulled in $18.2 million in the first three months of the year, with 88% coming from donations of $200 or less, reports the New York Times. Earlier, Kamala Harris announced she raised $12 million and Pete Buttigieg $7 million. A big remaining question: How much will Beto O’Rourke get? Like Sanders, he had raised about $6 million on his campaign’s first day. Politico notes that Sanders surpassed his fundraising from the first quarter of his 2016 campaign, when he pulled in $15 million.

Bernie is still as popular as he was in the 2016 cycle…..but will he be as successful as he was last time and will the DNC play the same games it played in 2016?

The MSM will avoid Bernie as long as there are as many candidates that they can use as an excuse….this trend of popularity may not continue but for now the younger voters are…..Feeling The Bern!

 

DCCC Acting Like The Authoritarian Pricks

The Congressional Dems are trying to stop anyone from primary challenge to their members……in other words they are protecting the old fart cowards from being held accountable…..

Progressives made clear they have no intention of backing down to the party establishment after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Friday threatened to cut off funds to firms and strategists that support primary challengers against incumbents.

“The DCCC can do anything it wants to try to prevent the next generation of Democrats from taking power. They will not succeed,” Sean McElwee—co-founder of Data for Progress, which is recruiting progressives to oust conservative Democrats—said in a statement.

The new policy was included in the DCCC’s list of vendor hiring standards, which state that the organization “will not conduct business with, nor recommend to any of its targeted campaigns, any consultant that works with an opponent of a sitting member of the House Democratic Caucus.”

According to National Journal, which first reported the policy change, “Democrats involved in crafting the standards intend for them to bolster members across the ideological spectrum, from the fiscally conservative Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas to the progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota—both of whom could be subject to contested primaries.”

 
In other words the DCCC will decide who can run in the primaries….they want to take the people out of this decision and put forth the corporate owned toadies that we have had for the last 50 years.
 
I have a problem with any attempt, no matter what side of the aisle, that tries to eliminate the voter from making their choice of candidates…..this is a disastrous  attempt that cannot end well for the party….but they care not as long as the old farts are protected from a primary challenge.
 
Sounds like something of a “vanguard party” (anybody know what I mean?) leadership

Closing Thought–25Mar19

Right now there is a rush to vet all the Dem candidates….plus the desire to “force” VP Biden into another run for the presidency by hammering his name daily and prodding him into a dash for the White House….if not the 2020 election then the legal claptrap as the MSM pushes for the release of the Special Council’s report (due out any hour, according to the MSM)….(it’s out now and MSM does not like the findings so far)…..

But what are they saying about our Beloved Supreme Leader’s chances if he decides to run for re-election?

Good question, right?

Politico has touched on the possibility of a win in 2020……

President Donald Trump has a low approval rating. He is engaging in bitter Twitter wars and facing metastasizing investigations.

But if the election were held today, he’d likely ride to a second term in a huge landslide, according to multiple economic models with strong track records of picking presidential winners and losses.

Credit a strong U.S. economy featuring low unemployment, rising wages and low gas prices — along with the historic advantage held by incumbent presidents.

While Trump appears to be in a much stronger position than his approval rating and conventional Beltway wisdom might suggest, he also could wind up in trouble if the economy slows markedly between now and next fall, as many analysts predict it will.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/21/trump-economy-election-1230495

And his chances of re-election are looking good…..his approval tating is at 41% and the report from Mueller has handed Trump the perfect tool to run on in 2020….https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/25/politics/donald-trump-mueller-report-presidency/index.html

Dems need to proceed from this point on with caution…..their knee jerk BS could hand Trump the election.

What say you?

Will he be re-elected…that is if he stands for it?

If not, who will beat him?