GOP Voters

So, if you are a Republican, we have differences of opinion. Okay, that is fine, it is the variety that we work with on a daily basis. We each have things that we believe in that we probably will not see eye to eye on.

If you voted for Trump, I view it as you may not have liked the choices before you. You chose poorly, without thinking of what is best for the country.

If after the first year and beyond, you still support Trump, the chances are good that I have lost all political respect for you and possibly much more than that as I can no longer trust your judgement in many areas.

If you would vote for him again… well, the chances are also quite good that I will see you as being just like him. Birds of a feather and all.

Presidential Pardons

While we have a world class putz in office and the other three houses controlled by the same party, I do not expect any change. Not to mention that the slimiest party (when it comes to people vs corporations/political party) being in power.

This is something that needs to be addressed after the current shit ball is over.

The Presidential power to grant pardons needs to be limited. They should not be able to pardon anyone from their own administration/appointees.

Let the following Presidents issue those pardons.

Pardoning your own messes sure seems like a conflict of interest. Yes, an abuse of power, that perhaps should be grounds for impeachment by itself.

After this current political storm calms

Regardless of your feelings on the 2016 elections, I think that we have uncovered a hole that is not covered on a constitutional level.

What is the appropriate remedy for a fraudulent election?

We need to have this gap filled. For the sake of argument, let’s say that we discover that a foreign nation was found meddling in our election. and that a candidate and staff was involved. We had to ponder this with the birther movement. I know I contemplated it. What if we found out that the President was not eligible to hold the office?

Considering the damage that can be done by this fraud of a President, what is the best remedy? Yes, we have an impeachment process for high crimes and misdemeanors, but that is just a removal from if the Senate so decrees it.

I think that it should be more serious. I think that the Presidency should be voided. all appointments rescinded, even if they were confirmed by the Senate. It is fruit form the poisonous tree.  Void all executive orders, and any bills that the fraudulent President signed would be placed on hold pending the swearing in of the new president.

The tricky is this… do you install the other Presidential candidate? it seems to be the most fair process. Since the normal path of succession would place the Vice President int he Presidency, this would not work since they are enjoying that same poisoned fruit.

This is not an easy issue to wrestle with. Of course we know that in our current situation we are not going to see any change. This needs to be written now, and once the current administration is out, we can put it forth. I think that after this calms we have a shot seeing both side being able to tackle this objectively. I hope that it would never be used.

GOP Hypocrisy

Time and time again we hear the GOP preach that they want a smaller government and fiscal responsibility.

I would love to see either of those tenets to be true.

I just have not seen it yet. Each GOP administration has expanded the government. We are still early in Cheeto Von Tweeto’s administration. Since he seems to be too mentally challenged to fill out his appointment list, he may achieve this before his impeachment.Time will tell if he is destined to choke on some prison cock, but that may be a debate on another day.

Fiscal responsibility… not from this administration. All of those people who felt that a failed reality show host was a great idea. fuck the hell off. You helped screw over a few generations. It is going to take some time to repair the damages on this tax cut bill. We know that T-Rump will sign it, thinking that it is amazing. well it is kind of amazing. amazing that millions of people were so stupid that they set the stage for this shit show.

We learned from Reagan that his trickle down theory does not work. Later on, we watched in horror as W game away billions in tax rebates. Yes, I cashed mine too. We knew that the country was not in a position for that tax package.

Is the GOP so stricken with tunnel vision that it cannot see what must be done? If you want to cut taxes, great find a way to pay for it. What are you going to cut? Congress (both sides of the aisle) are very happy to raise their pay, benefits, pensions, protections and exclusions. That is the easy stuff for them.  The hard part seems to be doing things responsibly, like oh I don’t know… pay back all of the money that they and their predecessors have stolen form social security over the years? How about they find some pork to trim away?

Sadly this is not the modern GOP way. The new way is to fool the masses in thinking that you have a fucking clue as to what to do, then protect the wealthy.

Want the positive? Here it is, most of the damage is done after the next term is over. So T-Rump will be out of office no matter what. If we the people are enjoying any luck, the next congress or two will undo this fuqtard’s actions. No I am not wanting him to be erased from history. We need to never make this kind of mistake again.

Favorite Nicknames for Trump

Gathering a collection of nicknames for Donald J. Trump.

Cheeto Von Tweeto
Orangatan in Chief
Cheeto-dusted Führer
Tangerine Tyrant

I did stumble onto this list: http://www.thehypertexts.com/Donald%20Trump%20Nicknames.htm

The Donald — Ivana Trump (she first used the term in a 1989 Spy Magazine cover story)
Lord Voldemort — Rosie O’Donnell
Golden Wrecking Ball — Sarah Palin (who was NOT trying to be funny!)
Short-Fingered Vulgarian — Graydon Carter (a nickname Trump hates because he seems to think it implies that he is under-endowed “down there”)
Tiny Hands Trump, Babyfingers Trump and Pixie Fingers Trump — Michael R. Burch (nicknames based on Graydon Carter’s nickname above)
The Most Fabulous Whiner — after Donald Trump described himself to CNN’s Chris Cuomo as the “most fabulous whiner” who keeps “winning by whining”
Fuckface von Clownstick, Man-Baby, Comedy Entrapment and Unrepentant Narcissistic Asshole — Jon Stewart
The White Kanye ― Bill Maher
Trump of Doom — Michael R. Burch (first used in a possibly prophetic Facebook post on September 11, 2015)
Agent Orange — Anonymous

How exciting can election night get?

Just before Trump became the presumptive nominee for the GOP, I started putting together a prediction for a four candidate general election.

The expectation was both conventions would be screwed; Clinton would be the Dem nominee, and Cruz on the GOP side after they party pulled some shenanigans.

Now, I said four candidates… yes, Trump and Sanders go independent due to the respective established parties not wanting anything to do with the renegades.

I am not sure how sound either party would be after dismissing the two candidates that has shown themselves as desired byt he masses.

On the Bernie front, we have seen several issues with the Hillary campaign as well as the party itself.

The direction I find most intriguing is that Bernie is really an Independent. So if he broke off, he would likely keep roughly half of the Dems, plus significant numbers of the Independent party (which makes up what 46% of the voter base?) plus the Republicans who will not vote for Trump, nor Hillary. To me it looks like a Bernie night.

This would give us the most exciting election night in my memory.

Now let’s see what happens.

The Executive Order and Abuse of Power

Executive orders and their abuse.

Yes, I have posed the question a couple times before, but I am afraid that it did not generate enough debate to adequately discuss the positions.

Here is a quick refresher..

Where is the check and balance?
Our forefathers had a strong foundation built into our government that required that each branch to have checks and balances again each other.

We have three branches, right?
If the legislative branch over reaches it’s power, the judicial branch steps in an invalidates the abusive acts or sections that are abusive.
When the judicial branch is out of the line, the legislative branch sends bills to the executive branch to change the law.
The executive branch has veto power to prevent bad laws from hitting the books.

The executive branch has another power, that really doesn’t have a check; the executive order.
The executive order has no basis in law, it was not a power granted by neither the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, nor the Declaration of Independence.

Past Presidents have decided that this power is implied by the founding documents.
Executive orders do not apply to the citizenry, but only apply to governement entities.
This is like the way that congress has its tantrums over Presidential actions by defunding the area that they don’t like.

Since I am only one person, with limited time and resources I am calling out for examples of executive orders that are abusive in nature.
As I scratch the surface, it looks like there is much more abuse by way or memos and directive than by executive order.
Perhaps that is because the executive order is far too open to the public.
This Presidency was suppsedly pushing for governmental transparency. That appears to be another typical campaign lie.

When Obama was elected, I has posted that I would call it like I saw it if he turned out to be a poor President.
I have decided that he is not an effective President. Some of it is not his fault, but many other areas are.

 

 

And we’re on to our next challenge!

By Eyes_Open

Seems North Korea is at it again.

http://www.caintv.com/nice-knowing-you-apparently-no

 

And I will reiterate the last paragraph;
When an unstable communist dictator openly threatens to nuke you, what is the proper response. I’m especially interested in the opinion of left-wingers who reflexively dismiss any sort of aggressive response as only making the situation worse. Fine. What would you do? Pay them a king’s ransom? Ignore them and pray they’re not serious? Go to the Chinese (you might want to bring some money, since we owe them a little) and ask them to get the kid under control?

 

Being moderate, I try to steer away from total destruction. And I’d like to see us (the US) get out of other countries’ business, but this time it is a direct threat on us. We invaded the middle east because of an indirect threat, what will we do to counter this direct threat?

How close are we?

As we saw demonstrations in 49 state capitols, do you think that the politicians took note?

Do you think that they will just dig deeper into their party lines and not get any where?

Perhaps they will pass some pusstastic legislation that will not make anyone happy…

 

This brings us to a discussion that we have had before. How close are we to seeing assassination attempts? At what point will we start to took more for revolution? (if anyone has the balls left for THAT kind of action)