Monday, August 10, 2020

The Lincoln Project Points out Trump's many flaws in "Regret"

After taking a few days off, the Lincoln Project has released another effective ad called "Regret"

With a comic in the background doing a skit on how he is starting to regret his vote for Trump, the list of all of the 2016 Popular Vote Losers flaws are recited. They include:

  • "Blatant racism.
  • Crass sexism.
  • Deranged narcissism.
  • Pandering to Nazis.
  • Supporting Pedophiles.
  • Proudly bragging about being a sexual predator.
  • Openly cheating his employees.
  • Mocking the disabled.
  • Praising murderous dictators.
  • Constant pathological lying.
  • Petty vindictive cruelty.
  • Staggering ineptitude.
  • Unapologetic corruption.
  • Nepotism.
  • Mob ties.
  • Encouraging violence against those that question his authority.
  • Theft of the people's tax dollars to pay off your mountain of debt.
  • Being a white nationalist.
  • Demonizing immigrants.
  • Disregard of the Bill of Rights.
  • Lying about whether Russia lied about hacking our election."

The ad finishes asking the viewer to vote.

A very thorough review of the facts. However, they left out he was/wants to:

  • Cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid by two trillion dollars.
  • Wants to throw people off their health insurance in the middle of a pandemic.
  • Impeached for trying to extort a foreign country (Ukraine) to dig up political dirt on Joe Biden.
  • An obstructer of Justice during the Muller Investigation that investigated his collusion with the Russians during the 2016 campaign.
  • Endorsed by David Duke of the KKK twice.
  • Grossly mishandled the Coronavirus which has led to 5,000,000 infections across the nation, 163,000 fatalities, and the implosion of the nation's economy.

November 3, 2020, is in 85 days.

  

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Joe Biden condemns Trump's Executive Order Farce


Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden condemned Donald Trump's four Executive Orders yesterday in a statement issued by the campaign.

Saying Trump has been "unable to deliver for the American people in a time of crisis" and instead "offered a series of half-baked measures" and "cynical ploys designed to deflect responsibility," Mr. Biden said these Executive Orders if fully enacted would:

  • "...Put Social Security at grave risk at a time when seniors are suffering the overwhelming impact of a pandemic he has failed to get under control...Donald Trump said today that if he is re-elected, he will defund Social Security."
  • Take funds needed from disaster relief to pay reduced enhanced unemployment benefits for people that would last for just "a few weeks."
  • Institute "a third order, on evictions, (which) is woefully inadequate to deal with the emerging housing crisis."
  • Provide "a band-aid approach to student debt that leaves out seven million borrowers who obtained their federal loans from private lenders or their college rather than the Department."

Stating earlier that Trump's actions are not "real solutions," or indicative of "the art of the deal" or "Presidential leadership," Biden stressed that Trump should start acting like the great dealmaker he professes to be and negotiate legislation with Congressional Leaders that will benefit the American People.

Biden finished his statement, relaying:

"A real leader would go back to Washington, call together the leaders of the House and Senate, and negotiate a deal that delivers real relief to Americans who are struggling in this pandemic. We need a president who understands their struggle and believes in their courage to overcome."

If Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell can not act like real leaders to help the American People, voters will put in a new President and Senate Majority Leader this January that will. 

Frontline Preview of "The Choice 2020: Trump vs Biden"

 

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

To All Americans, Trump just Screwed You

 

Mr. Trump just signed four Executive Orders this afternoon that will:

  • Give $400 in enhanced unemployment benefits to people that can not go back to work either because there is no job or for health considerations although the states have to give $100 of that allotment.
  • A moratorium on evictions for properties only held by federal loans.
  • A moratorium on student loan payments and interest accruals for those that have taken out federal loans.
  • A payroll tax holiday for those making under $100,000.00 that one wanted (despite what the liar in chief said.)

Please watch the news conference, complete with the Liar in Chief's lies and his Trump Zone-Fox Island sycophants in the background below:

Readers need to keep in mind that Democrats, in the Heroes Act, wanted to:

  • Pay $600 in enhanced unemployment benefits without requiring the states to do so.
  • Provide an eviction moratorium on more properties than Trump's Executive Order with housing financial aid.
  • Give assistance for those suffering from food insecurity.
  • Direct stimulus payments to individuals and families.
  • Extend the payback protection program.
  • Pass a student loan moratorium that goes for a whole year and actually forgives up to $10,000.00 in student loans.
  • Fund for schools to safely reopen including additional monies for broadband and bridging the digital divide.
  • Pay essential and hazard workers.
  • Aid state and local governments including rural communities.
  • Promote voter security and safety through increased mail-in ballots.

Readers also need to remember that Democrats passed the Heroes Act close to three months ago. Senate Republicans did nothing until about two weeks ago and were fragmented from the moment of their plans (a third the cost of the Democratic one's) release.

Enemy of the People and Political Prince of Darkness Moscow Rich Mitch McConnell did not even bring the Senate Republican Plan up for a vote.

Why?

Because he did not have the votes from his own majority to pass it. Even Trump called their bill (the one from his own party) "semi-irrelevant."

To all the Americans who just saw the Liar in Chief sign four Executive Orders of questionable legality, you have to realize that he just Screwed You.

For those that think that last statement is an exaggeration, ask the question of how all the Republican Governors in the country, including Arizona's Doug Ducey, feel about having to chip in $100 of the enhanced federal unemployment benefits when they were counting on assistance from the Congress.

By all standards, the Democratic plans are designed to combat the Coronavirus, help the most vulnerable, and give states the aid they need to function during the pandemic.

Their plan will help people all across the country.

If people think Mr. Trump helped them today, remember:

  • The Democrats offered $600 a month in enhanced unemployment assistance. Mr. Trump, in his Executive Order, does not and there is no guarantee the states will provide their $100 towards the now $400 amount.
  • The Democrats eviction moratorium covers everyone and provides housing assistance. Mr. Trump, in his Executive Order, does not.
  • The Democrats student loan moratorium covers everyone and provides some loan forgiveness. Mr. Trump, in his Executive Order, does not.

Do you really want the help Donald Trump is offering?

Call your Congressmen and Senators and tell Republicans to get their act together and work with the Democrats for the good of the country and the people.

Please remember  Election Day is on November 3. 2020.

With Sycophantic Club Members in Attendance, the Mad King lies and does nothing to help the American People

 

The American People are suffering.

160,000 have died from COVID 19.

Close to five million more have been infected with the Coronavirus.

Despite positive job numbers the last three months, the economy is showing signs, thanks to the mismanagement of the Mad King in the White House during the pandemic, of imploding further.

People that cannot go back to work will be going into a second week without enhanced unemployment benefits.

Others are facing possible eviction because that moratorium has also lapsed.

Republicans in the Senate cannot agree on what to do to help the American People. Some have found the God of Deficit cutting again (they always lose touch when it is about tax cuts.) Others, especially those about to lose reelection, probably want something to get done.

Voters do not want to hear about deficits or payroll tax cuts (something the Stable Genius yearns for) when people are dying and the unemployed cannot get the tax cut.

The Democrats have a good plan that passed the House of Representatives almost three months ago but have run into an obstructionists White House whose negotiators think giving aid to state and local governments, maintaining enhanced unemployment benefits at $600 a week, funding schools so they can safely reopen in a pandemic, and appropriating monies to the post office so the influx of mail-in ballots will be processed quickly and securely is somehow too expensive during a national health emergency.

Enter the Mad King who waltz’s into a press conference on Friday night to Hail to the Chief with his most treasured admirers, Trump club members who have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to join his resort and suck up to the Donald, in attendance.

In a scene that could have come out of the Star Trek episode “Whom the Gods Destroy” (please click here to access and watch the scene starting at 19.26 to about 25.00 to see the similarities,)  the Mad King talked and answered questions, mostly ranting and lying, while the invited sycophantic club members in attendance drank wine, cheered him on, and booed when a reporter called them out on their not all wearing masks.

The Mad King actually had the nerve to refer to his Trump Zone-Fox Island admirers as peaceful protestors.

GAG

The optics commented on by New York Times Columnist Maggie Haberman (please click here to view) will find their way into a future campaign ad by either the Biden Campaign, the Lincoln Project, or another group.

Just what are these members of the plutocratic one percent protesting? The only reason that comes to mind would be to protest the high club membership fees.

During the “press conference,” the President of Betrayal announced no new actions to help the American People.

He only said that if Democrats do not get serious about negotiating (they were only waiting two and a half months for Trump and the Republicans to call them,) then he would sign Executive Orders by the end of the week (so the people have to suffer seven more days) to give a payroll tax cut holiday (which no one other than Trump and his crazy tax cut cronies wants,) and provide extensions on the eviction mortarium, the enhanced unemployment benefit (although he would not say how much it would be,) and the suspensions of student loan interest rate accruals.

With the exception of the eviction moratorium and the student loan interest suspension, most feel the payroll tax cut and unemployment enhanced benefit cannot be done through an executive order.

Commenting on Mr. Trump’s position, Arizona Democratic Party Chairperson Felecia Rotellini commented:

"It is a shame and an outrage that Donald Trump continues to tank Democrats' good-faith negotiations on a COVID-19 relief bill. Trump’s failed coronavirus response has made the economic crisis far worse than it had to be -- evidenced by today's jobs numbers showing that one in ten workers are unemployed. You'd think that as Trump stares down a resounding electoral defeat precipitated by a historic recession of his own making, he'd finally come to the negotiating table to help working families. Yet he is evidently too preoccupied with hitting the links at his own golf course to consider the millions of families struggling to pay the bills and feed their children."

The rest of the presentation had the 2016 Popular Vote Loser giving his greatest lying hits like:

  • The Coronavirus is disappearing.
  • More COVID 19 tests lead to more Coronavirus cases.
  • China is paying the tariffs on their products.
  • Foreign Countries can make forged mail-in ballots.

He even threw out a couple of new ones:

  • The Democrats want the people to suffer because it will help them “cheat” in the election.
  • He will sign an executive order mandating that health insurance companies cannot deny people with preexisting conditions.

Someone should tell the Stable Genius that health insurance companies not denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions is already the law of the land. It is called the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare.)

On the election cheating and people suffering, the only one guilty of that is Individual One who welcomes Russian help against Joe Biden, is dragging his feet on COVID 19 relief aid negotiations with the Democrats (pick up the phone and call Nancy Pelosi if you are such a great dealmaker Donald,) and has proposed trillions in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid cuts on the elderly and most vulnerable to pay for his tax cuts for the rich. He also wants to get rid of the Affordable Care Act through the courts in the middle of a pandemic.

To watch the whole press conference, please click on the link below.

November 3, 2020, is 87 days away.

The people need to do their part to steer the country away from this nightmare and the damage Trump and his Trump Zone-Fox Island sycophantic cult followers, like those club members in attendance at last nights “press conference,” have done to the country.

Friday, August 7, 2020

The Lincoln Project Points out Trump's many flaws in "Regret"

After taking a few days off, the Lincoln Project has released another effective ad called "Regret" With a comic in the background ...