The populist recipe is universal. Find a wound common to many, ... Enrapture your followers with a good story. One that starts in anger and ends in vengeance they can participate in." Andrés Rondón, a Venezuelan tells us how they failed disrupt populism, and the four steps they learned only too late. (1) Remember, you are the enemy. (2) Show no contempt. (3) Don't try to force Trump out. (4) What to do instead ... [Read more...]
"Rejoice with support from Allah, and find glad tidings in the imminent demise of America at the hands of Trump.” So said the Islamic State-affiliated al-Minbar Jihadi Media network, one of several jihadi forums to post commentaries on the results of the U.S. election. [Read more...]
Democracy is a huge advance over Kings and despots, but it is fragile. Democracy has a tipping point, and we are now so close to that point, that there's a 15 to 30% chance we've passed it. If the fraction of voters who prefer ending our democracy [Read more...]
BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY
AND BRING BACK OUR POLICE!
"What has happened to law and order? ... I want to hate these muggers and murderers. 'They should be ... [Read more...]
Trump will never release his tax returns, and that could now destroy him because some vets have put him in a real bind. There's a Trump-Tax Challenge that's over $6 million and growing. $6.2M has been pledged, and it won't cost them a penny unless Trump reveals his returns. He won't.
But if he did, 10 veteran's charities would get the pledged money. So he looks really bad if he doesn't come clean. I will look bad. [Read more...]
Trump had a problem in Florida, but he knows what to do: "When they call, I give. ... They are there for me." Here's an example of Trump in action. He's in trouble for the fraudulent Trump University, and needs some help.
A textbook case of political bribery. [Read more...]
Today Trump refused to tell the Washington Post if he believe Obama was born in the USA. Later Clinton called him out on his five years of insinuations saying, "When will he stop this ugliness, this bigotry?" Shortly thereafter, Trump's campaign issued an admission for him. [Read more...]
"We did discus the wall," said Trumpty. "We didn't discuss payment of the wall." That was his story after meeting with Mexican President Peña Nieto. When Nieto heard that, he tweeted: "At the start of the conversation with Dumpty Trumpty I made it clear Mexico will not pay for the wall." So Trumpty got beat and lied about it. But of course Trumpty never ... [Read more...]
The alt-right is a huge mishmash of conspiracy theorists with a lot in common. Now that includes Donald Trump. The problem is, Trump is not just an awful "theory," like the idea that Sandy Hook was left/government plot (1M pgs). His chance of taking the presidency is better than your chance of losing at Russian roulette (Nate Silver). And you probably don't want to take that chance. So you need to know [Read more...]
Whatever else emerges from this year’s presidential campaign, one thing is certain: Donald Trump is mainstreaming bigotry.
How could I seriously suggest this, given the widespread outcry against his repeated bigoted belches, and given the political harm they have caused him? Here’s how: [Read more...]
It was "Bob," the chief of the nearby CIA base who gave the order that Trump & Geist blame on Clinton. The CIA's so-called "Quick Reaction Force" was supposed to protect Amb. Stevens, less than a mile away. But Bob made them wait, and wait some more. Click here to watch Tiegen say this at Trump's convention.
That caused such a delay that the CIA Quick Reaction Force blames CIA Bob for Amb. Stevens' death and three others. [Read more...]
What did Trump really mean? The media plays that guessing game every day. Then Trump changes his tune, and they guess again. Dan Rather is telling you how to see through Trump and avoid this trap. To understand Trump, understand Dan Rather's punch line.
The rhetoric is the candidate. [Read more...]
Trump invented ISIS. Sound ridiculous? Then you haven't mastered Trump-think. Until you understand him, he can con you. So let me walk you through this.
Trump claims getting out of Iraq created ISIS. But while Bush and Obama tried to stay in, Trump demanded we get out immediately. By his own logic, he invented ISIS. But, his flip-flopping claims, have method in their madness. [Read more...]
The book, "13 Hours: What Really Happened in Benghazi," now a “major motion picture” and DVD, has gone viral with Trump’s base. Trump hired the two CIA-agent heroes of 13 Hours for his main act on Day-1 of his convention. You might think the book involves Rambo-style heroes fighting off evil attackers despite a spineless government official who tries to hold them back. You’d be right on target.
You might think that spineless official was Hillary Clinton—especially after when CIA agent Geist, standing on Trump’s stage, wraps up their performance with this:
You would be dead wrong. [Read more...]
On Aug 8, 2016, 50 prominent Republican foreign policy and national security experts who have signed a letter denouncing Trump's run for President and pledging not to vote for him. They have served under Nixon, Reagan, G. H. W. Bush and G. W. Bush.
"None of us will vote for Donald Trump."
Their letter includes the following points. Donald Trump: [Read more...]
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Sept 15, 2016. For the last 87 years, since 1929, every time the Democrats took over the presidency, jobs were created faster. And every time the Republicans took over, jobs were created slower. Nine times in a row is no accident. And the difference is huge. Why is that? Let a conservative economist explain. [Read more...]
[Older, longer, more documentation] The Weiner emails are completely irrelevant, and Comey knows it. He explained to the House committee why Clinton did not break the law—she had no criminal intent to damage national security. Not even the worst Republicans claim she did.
Does he think Clinton passed Secrets to Weiner so he'd give them to the Russians?! Find out who else mishandled classified info in this case: the CIA, NSA, ... without criminal intent. [Read more...]