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It’s been a few hours since I saw President Obama give that amazing speech to the Democratic National Convention. The thing that I remember the most about the speech what’s the fact he made such a point of that we are a nation that can work together. No one man can do it all for us. His motto was yes we can and not yes he can. Trumpism is a disease that is spreading across the globe. Nationalist movements are appearing all over Europe Asia and anywhere that there are free elections. The rest of the world is under the Iron Fist of a dictator or group of dictators. I don’t want this for our country and I believe that Donald Trump will lead us down that path. You know today he made what was an outrageous request to the Russian hackers. Honestly if you were not running for president I think that he would have been visited by Homeland Security. Yet unlike the Republican convention the Democrats were yelling jail him. Maybe that’s why he’ll win but I don’t want to live in a country where that kind of rhetoric wins.
If you click on the link below you can watch Rachel Maddow discuss this with Republican strategists.
What is another broken contract to Donald Trump? Nothing even if it’s with a bunch of kids who came out in support of him. This man is so low that I don’t believe there has been another candidate for president that has stooped this low even Nixon.
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Donald Trump and his Antics are becoming dangerous for our national security. He is encouraging one of our foes to hack internal american email servers. Is this how he plans to run are foreign affairs by saying “hey Russia if you’re listening”. The FBI needs to start an investigation into treacherous Trump. When asked treasonous Trump said that he did not want Putin to stay out of the election. He said he wanted any help he could get from Putin.
The Reason people like soap operas is because of the drama. Like one of the Democratic National Convention had all the drama of a soap opera. The day started off with the DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, having to resign. Then when Bernie Sanders addressed his people and he asked them to support Hillary they booed him. But in the end like any good family we came together because of one speech. Michelle Obama stole the night and started the reunification of the Democratic Party. I have been telling my friends not to be surprised if she runs for president or for Senator sometime in the future. Her speech was the complete opposite of the one that Melania Trump gave on the first night of the Republican National Convention. Without saying it Michelle sad that we did not want Donald Trump to show our children how to behave. Michelle Obama speech was repeated in its entirety several times on cable news. It’s been viewed millions of times on YouTube. She is what a first lady should be. Hand in the end the Democrats are giving the country a show that gives you hope for the future and not the darkness of the Republican one.
Could it be that President Putin hurt Donald Trump by releasing the DNC emails? That’s what’s going around the news media. Rachel brings up a very good point that the news media is going to put a lot more pressure on Trump to prove that he doesn’t have ties with Russia. His tax returns could be a major point of contention with the American people. I know a lot of people believe that presidential candidates have been releasing their tax returns for ever. Actually the first one who did was Richard Nixon in his reelection. He did so under a lot of pressure and he started what has become accustomed but not a rule. The irony is that one of the major critics of Romney not wanting to release his tax returns was Donald Trump in 2012. Trump said not releasing his tax returns made Mitt Romney unsuitable for the presidency. And now the shoe is on the other foot. And is the shoe made in Russia? The American people have inquiring minds and they want an answer. I Believe In The End Donald Trump will release his tax returns and they will show him not to be as wealthy as he wants everyone to believe. Other smoking guns would be great but I’m not very hopeful.
Nothing seems to hurt this man. I heard several speakers at the Republican National Convention still say that he is still self funding. That’s a lie. So unless we have an email from hymn to Putin asking for them too look at the DNC servers I don’t think anything will stick. The Democrats need to win with hope and a Future that are children can believe in.
Traitor Trump In Cahoots with Putin is now going to be under investigation. I wonder what it feels like to have the FBI investigating behavior that is treasonous. His tweet is the example of someone who is protesting too much. I think that there will be a direct link between Putin and Trump campaign working together to undermine the Democrats. That this came out the day before the Democratic Convention is not coincidence. Putin wants his crony and admire Trump in the White House. Trump plans to undermine NATO something that Putin would relish as he gobbles up the rest of what used to be the Soviet Union through military action.
In an article in the New York Times it is reported that when John Kasich was asked to be Donald Trump’s running mate he was told that he would be in charge of both domestic and foreign policy. When asked what would Trump do you they replied “Make America great again”.
So if that’s the template for how the White House under Trump would run then we have one of the most Anti gay individuals running the White House in Mike Pence. He is for dangerous and cruel so-called “Gay conversion therapy”, he wants marriage equality to be banned, he is against transgender bathroom bills, basically wants to take us back to the 1950s. If that’s what Trump thanks making America great again is I’m afraid of what he’s going to do with the rest of the issues that a president has to deal with.
The Republican National Convention was full of music. And most of it was not authorized by the musicians. John Oliver takes a look at the week that I call the “Travesty in Cleveland” and it’s musical low notes.
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Sure Michael Bloomberg is a billionaire, the owner of a large media Empire, someone who ran has a Republican and then an independent for public office. Most importantly Michael Bloomberg is used by moderates as a man of the people. Remember he’s the guy who wanted to ban the sugary super-sized obesity creating sodas at fast food joints. He cares and he cares a lot and this is unprecedented. It’s very rare that a party will give someone from outside the party uprimetime speaking slot. Wednesday is the same day that Vice President Biden and President Obama will be speaking. This is how much the Hillary Clinton campaign understands how important his endorsement is. I believe that Independence will also understand how important his endorsement of Hillary Clinton is.
Let’s face it, the Republican National Convention put together by Donald Trump was a fiasco. It spewed hatred for so many people that it’s hard to list. It had the feeling of a political rally in a Banana Republic where those who are the dissidents and this agree with the dictator are killed. The has been c-list celebrities and people whose views are so far away from the mainstream of America that they sounded like they were from another planet. All this was created by Donald Trump. And then he crowned it all on the day after the convention with this attack on one of his rivals.
I’m watching Hillary introduce Tim Kaine as her VP pick. What a difference between him and Mike Pence. One person goals and work for the people the other put his foot down on the people. The choice is clear and we need to be steadfast until November and make sure that we don’t deviate from supporting and donating to Hillary’s campaign and especially making sure that everyone we know goes out and vote.