Chuck Todd’s Biden-Ukraine Take Shows Press Learned Nothing From Trump 2016 – Esquire

It’s rare that a national news anchor quivers or shows emotion in his or her voice when on the air. The time that I remembered the best was when Matt Lauer first realize what was happening on September 11th hand how his voice changed. I was living in France at the time but when Walter Cronkite announced the death of President Kennedy you got the same emotion in the voice. Today was one of those days. Chuck Todd sounded alarmed. Look, I have not been one of his biggest fans of late but he did his job today.

Yesterday at the end of my last blog post I jokingly asked China to find the 20 minutes of missing transcript from the phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine. Who you that Trump would ask China today, right in front of everyone to hear, 4 dirt on Joe Biden. I guess the no collusion no collusion while truck is out the window and now they’re going for the no quid pro quo. He’s colluding in plain sight.

Turns out this is a republican thing. Nixon contacted the North Vietnamese, the country we were at war with before the 1968 election and told them that if they stopped negotiating with President Johnson he would give them a better deal when he became president. At the same time the Soviet Union approached Hubert Humphrey who ran against Nixon in 1968 but Humphrey, a Democrat, went right to the FBI the way you’re supposed to act when a foreign country tries to get you to collude with them.

more cracks in the armor are appearing today. Judge Napolitano stood outside of Fox News and went through all the reasons why what Trump has done is not only impeachable but he should be removed from office, that’s on Fox News!

I had to go back to my Netflix pablum of shows because I can’t at this point watch too much of this stuff without it’s affecting me. My poor cats gets scared when I start screaming at the television like a mad men. but when you see the president of the United States betraying everything that you truly believe in it’s hard.

At the end of the day, I believe that Trump and his cohorts are Miss judging the American electorate. His use of profanity has to have an effect on moms who don’t want their kids growing up with a foul mouth. we all use profanity but he’s the president of the United States and has to be held to a higher standard. Young people are going to go out and vote this time because I really believe that they see an earth falling apart around them and they are angry at my generation and those that came before them for ruining the planet. I have hope as we all must have because without hope there’s no point and waking up the next morning.

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for the opinion piece from Esquire magazine please click here

Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Months Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal – New York Times

Once again Trump proves to be the pointless President. He’s nothing but a bag of hot air. All of the so-called breakthroughs from Friday’s announcement were already agreed upon months before. Nothing new here, move along.

There is a certain genius to the man’s madness. In the last month we have seen them with the royal family of Great Britain and the Emperor of Japan with all the pomp and circumstance that comes with this. Sure he made a fool of himself but his people will only see what they want to see and that’s a president being held across the world as a world leader. Their news does not include all the protests that followed him around the world. Their news seems to relish that he sticks his tongue out at world leaders. Lord, he even told Laura Ingraham that he was late for the D-Day activities so he could do the interview with her. Our fallen soldiers are not as important to him as a press opportunity with Trump TV.

He’s leaving a stain on the presidency that is going to be very difficult to remove.

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the full coverage from The New York Times please click here

Donald Trump reaches out to African Americans, says Democrats take black vote for granted – Los Angeles Times

Donald Trump reaches out to African-Americans 30 miles away from where African Americans live. He spoke to a mostly white audience and was so condescending that it was insulting. He said that African-American communities are suffering because there’s not enough police in them. I don’t think that’s the message that the African-American Community was looking for. With his poll numbers add 0% in most African American communities Donald Trump’s attempt at reaching out was really a way of cementing his wight little educated voters in his camp.

Comparing his records with African Americans two Hillary Clinton’s would be laughable. Hillary Clinton has worked with in the African American community since the time she got out of Law School. Her support of cross the community is because she never took them for granted. His words are insulting

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http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-trump-wisconsin-rally-20160816-snap-story.html

Rachel Maddow: Trump’s hidden tax returns take on new significance – MSNBC

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.

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http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-hidden-tax-returns-take-new-significance?cid=sm_fb_maddow

Still trying to show as little of Donald Trump in my posts as possible

Samantha Bee Rips GOP’s Orlando Shooting Response: Yes, I Do Want to ‘Take Your Guns Away!’ – The Daily Beast

Today, the day after we found out about this, the largest mass shooting in American history, has been a day for trying to get our bearings. I was speaking to a friend of mine who is a frequent reader of this blog and I couldn’t give her the number of mass shootings that have happened in the United States this year. I knew that mass shootings were considered any shooting that has four or more victims. I wish I could have told Dyan that in fact there were three hundred and four this year. That’s more than one a day. And Samantha Bee as she always does takes this subject dissects and tells it like it is. She doesn’t care if she offends by saying that Republicans are making up for small penises by having guns. She doesn’t care if she offends, and neither do I because there are lives here and this is not about politics but about the lives. Did you know that the NRA was actually started as a gun safety organization. How did it work into this gigantic octopus holding guns and every one of its arms. Well you can thank Mr LaPierre and his maniacal group of henchmen.

Click on the link below and watch her do what she does best and remember we need to vote out people who refuse to do anything about guns in our country.
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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/13/samantha-bee-rips-gop-s-orlando-shooting-response-yes-i-do-want-to-take-your-guns-away.html

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This is a screenshot from full frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS June 13 2016

A Pro-Hillary Group is spending $1 Million to take on Bernie Bros – Fortune

Each day after a debate or after an election in one of the primaries I see these online polls that say that Bernie Sanders had won the debate 521 against Hillary Clinton. When in reality at best he held his own but in fat he had lost the debate or the primary. I am somewhat internet savvy and understand that online polls have absolutely no basis in reality. That being said I am so happy to see that Hillary Clinton supporters are going to spend money on the internet to get reality back into online polls and what’s happening on Facebook and Twitter. I belong to a Hillary supporters group on Facebook that has almost 250,000 members. It’s impossible for the administrators to weed out the Bernie Sanders supporters. The Bernie Sanders supporters are rude and go in there with this scorched-earth attitude about Hillary Clinton. They are not mature enough to understand that it will be her and whomever the Republicans choose most likely Donald Trump as the choice in November. Bernie Sanders supporters do you really want to risk are Supreme Court on Donald Trump? So this is great news to me. Let’s make the internet an even playing field for Hillary Clinton.
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http://fortune.com/2016/04/22/hillary-clinton-super-pac/

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Bernie Sanders’ campaign offers awkward take on state of the race|MSNBC

I thought my old ears were deceiving me. Rachel Maddow contested the fact that Bernie Sanders has said repeatedly he wanted to lose the southern states or better said he did not mind losing them. He said he wasn’t trying to win them. And yet she showed proof that he was on the ground well before Hillary Clinton with more staff and still lost big time.
She said that Senator Sanders is going to have to walk back saying that he wasn’t trying to win and now he is trying to win. She said that argument doesn’t fly. Quite an indictment from one of the smartest people on television, Rachel Maddow.
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http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/bernie-sanders-campaign-offers-awkward-take-state-the-race

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