No Quorum At FEC Means Election Law Enforcement Is On Hold – NPR

If 2016 has taught us anything it is that we need to reform our system of electing officials especially those on the federal level.

Unfortunately the Federal election commission is not the vehicle we need to reform our election system. It was never meant to do anything other than to whitewash problems and make them go away. It’s a toothless agency that has minimal enforcement capabilities. So the uproar this week over the fact that they no longer have a quorum to even have a meeting seems like it could be the beginning of the end but in this case it’s the beginning of the beginning. I’ve watched the chairwoman of the federal election committee go on and on on all the text shows saying that they still have staff doing the behind the scenes work necessary to maintain election integrity. Unfortunately all of this means nothing.

let’s dissect how this Federal election commission works. First the President appoints the members from both parties. That should put a giant wait a minute in your head when I said that. Yes Trump would have to appoint a democratic member to the commission. But even if there is a fork or they have very few ways of impacting a candidate that does wrong other than through fines. They can’t overturn an election results because of malfeasance has we saw in the North Carolina examples. Only the state level was able to do anything in that case. Plus when members are appointed by a president and then have to be confirmed by the Senate you’ve got too many people whose Faith’s are on the line making the decisions on who is going to be on this commission. This whole system needs an overhaul.

We’ve always hoped that the courts would be protection for our election system. Unfortunately the courts are now being spent by Mitch McConnell and I don’t see how we are going to have affair jurisprudence system for a generation since the people than Mitch McConnell or putting in or middle-aged and have lifetime appointments. Removing a judge is difficult and because they are Judges they have the power to make things go away.

I don’t think that either the Democrats or the Republicans have the backbone to reform this broken system. The only way they would be reformed is if there is a worst-case scenario but unfortunately if there is a worst-case scenario I can’t trust that the power will still be in the hands of the people and then our country might be changed forever.

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McConnell blocks two election security bills – TheHill

This is not breaking news in anyway.

Everyone already knows that Mitch McConnell has done this but what is more irksome to me is the reason he’s used for blocking this. Despite hearing from Robert Mueller yesterday in front of two house committees, Robert Mueller a lifelong Republican, saying that Russia is continuing its assault our election systems. Despite a bipartisan Senate intelligence report saying that Russia Target election systems in all 50 states and actually was able to go and change voter rolls into jurisdictions, after all this Mitch McConnell has the gall to say that this is just a democratic push to rig an election.

Yesterday I heard several members of the Senate judiciary committee claiming that Russia actually meddled in the election to help Hillary Clinton win the election!Why not go on Prime aphasia evidence here. Russia paid Facebook in Russian currency to run ads against Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. That’s a weird way that Russia is trying to get her to win.

No, Mitch McConnell you want to rig the election. You want it to be up in the air whether or not Russia is interfering in the election for our next president. You wanted up in the air because if there’s a recount and you know there may be there were even recounts in 2018 that lasted for months, Mitch McConnell and his Republican cohorts are going to use this as an excuse to invalidate the election results and throw our country into turmoil. These people are not Patriots as far as I’m concerned they are on the verge of being traitors.

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Obama World lovefest for O’Rourke is growing – TheHill

if the Democrats are going to win the White House in 2020 they must be pragmatic. I think that Beto O’Rourke would fit the mold for a lot of those people who would be uncomfortable, maybe because of their racism, with a person of color at the top of the ticket. I would love to see Carmela Harris as president but I fear that she would polarize the right into Ville coming out in voting and Rose. I believe the right learned our lesson with President Obama and have now mobilized as a feverish voting Bloc. They don’t seem to have Trump fatigue, which baffles me. So yes, a young man, a Kennedy like like figure would be a great choice.

Very unscientific polls of Democrats on Twitter have him in the lead, they don’t work checks a lot of boxes for voters. He’s fully bilingual, he is an amazing speaker and most importantly he makes you feel good when you hear him. And he also tells the truth which would be such a refreshing difference from what we have right now in the White House.

During 2004 Democratic Convention I had some friends over watching the keynote speech by then Senator Obama. After we finished I said he’s going to be our president and everyone in the room started chuckling and told me I was delusional. For some reason, I get the same feeling from Beto O’Rourke.

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Beto O’Rourke, photo credit Esquire magazine

MSNBC Host Nicole Wallace explains break from CNN on not covering Trump – Salon.com

When I’m not watching something else, my default channel is MSNBC. It’s on all the time on my DVR so I can always access it. So I do enjoy watching Nicole Wallace in her show deadline White House. I remember the days when I used to yell at the TV screen when Nicole Wallace was being the mouthpiece for George W bush. But now in the age of trump she has remained a moderate and now cannot stomach the shenanigans in the White House.

I find if you are converted to an idea or religion you become more zealous defender of that idea or religion. It’s why some of the most critical voices about trump are former Republicans. There is one thing, I would like to have a chance to sit down with Nicole Wallace and ask her about her position on women’s Reproductive Rights. I hope her position has evolved as she has over the last 2 years.

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Alt-Right Exults in Donald Trump’s Election With a Salute: ‘Heil Victory’ – NYTimes.com

Let’s face it, white nationalist, neo-nazis and the alt-right feel they have one the election. And in fact they are right. They now have an ally in the White House in Donald Trump. This has fueled they’re coming out of the closet as it were. Hate crime since the election are up 500%. Middle school kids are hanging nooses and restrooms. What these children are hearing at home is going to spread across our country. You know we look at Germany in the thirties and don’t understand how people could become mesmerised by such a hateful rhetoric. And here we are supposedly the greatest country ever falling into that same trap.

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Donald Trump faces his election fate – POLITICO

If Donald Trump loses the election will he show the same character that he has throughout this election? 

Will he put his own ego ahead of the good of the country? 

I pray not butt his rhetoric is stoking fires in people’s minds that are going to be hard to extinguish. He has tried to say that the results of the election will not be legitimate or rigged as he says it. What we as Clinton supporters must do is convinced every single one of those 15% that are still undecided that this is an election they must vote in and vote for Hillary Clinton.

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FBI Says It Takes Risk of Hackers Swaying Election Seriously – Bloomberg Politics

The two players in this game of Espionage are China and Russia. Donald Trump owes Millions to China and has some weird love affair with President Putin in Russia. So if there’s going to be some raking of the election it’s going to be in Donald Trump favor. I’m not a conspiracy theorist but when the FBI says they’re worried I get worried. I think that Trump has been stoking the fire bring the elections so that when it happens he will look less likely to be a culprit.

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FBI Director James Comey is seen on a monitor speaking during a government symposium on cybersecurity on Aug. 30, 2016, in Washingto

Who Will Be President? – The New York Times

I start each of these blog posts with the same caveat. A week in politics can be like a year in real life. That being said, one of the best indicators of who is going to win the White House are polls taken in June and July of the election year.

Things can change, but with all of these unforced Errors By The Trump campaign it seems like a gargantuan task for them to get there shit together in time for November. They need to ramp up staff very quickly. Anything you do quickly is prone to error. And unless someone falls on his sword for this speech disaster with Melania the Trump campaign is going to be in shambles for a while. Could not happen do are more deserving man and campaign.

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Click on the link below for how the analysis of who is going to win is explained in detail by the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/upshot/presidential-polls-forecast.html?_r=0

Rachel Maddow: Russian hackers add intrigue to US election – MSNBC

Yesterday I posted on my blog that this Russian incursion into the Democratic National committee’s files was suspicious to me. Now I’m not the only one who is suspicious. Rachel Maddow puts two and two together and says that the Russian government wants Donald Trump to be the president of the United States. They are complicit with him. Today Gawker.com was given the complete file of opposition research that the Democratic party had on Donald Trump and released it immediately to the public. So there goes anything we may have had on Trump. I’m not that worried because to be honest Trump Is His Own Worst Enemy and each time he opens his mouth out pours opposition research.
For someone who is so quick to saying that Hillary Clinton should go to jail I think Donald Trump should be worried. Being complicit with a foreign government in Espionage is treason. This is not a Blog conspiracy theory, this is the law. Watch Rachel as she makes the case of  US vs. Donald Trump.
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HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans’ Interest In The Election Could Mean High Turnout In November

The words High turnout scare the crap out of the GOP. High turnout is what translates into Los for the GOP. There is no comparison between Hillary and Trump. In November before the election Hillary’s favorables will have gone up and unless a pod person takes over Trump his will stay where they are. The 10 key States that will decide the election are all trending towards blue. Even States that were never In Contention like Georgia are showing that Trump has a lead of 1% well within the margin of error. We cannot take this election for granted but I don’t think we are going to take this election for granted. The thought of trump as president of United States makes me want to gag.
If there were as many racists As Trump is betting on then President Obama would never have been elected in 2008 and then reelected in 2012.
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