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America Rising BLUE - Trump ties to Putin are investigated as Paul Manafort, Rick Gates indicted for Conspiracy to Defraud the United States.

8:15 am in
October 30, 2017
My 66th Birthday
I get a gift today that will truly keep on giving
INDICTMENTS
JUST WHAT I WANTED!
THANKS!

CONGRATS Paul Manafort! You have been charged with a Federal Crime! Happy days are here again. #ThankGodForMueller #SaveAmerica #RESIST

When you see demeaning debasing #FakeNews images of Hillary, Bill or Chelsea REPORT to @TWITTER for Targeted harassment of PRIVATE CITIZENS.

Thank you @DirectRelief #DirectRelief #PuertoRico #PuertoRicoRelief @CarmenYulinCruz @ltgrusselhonore #USNSComfort

It is AGAINST @Twitter policies to target private citizens for troll, smear campaigns. #Election2016 cyberops still harassing them. REPORT.

IMPORTANT as they ramp up
REPORT trump troll smears on
#Obama Michelle #HRC Bill Chelsea
They are PRIVATE CITIZENS NOW
Targeted Harassment

@PressSec @AltUSPressSec @Alt_Spicerlies @ALT_uscis #IndictmentMonday Paul Manafort #Russiagate #MuellerHasCometh #NeedToImpeach #PapaDop

#TomSteyer #Impeach #NeedToImpeach #Election2016 #Russiagate Paul Manafort #ManafortMonday #Manafort #Mueller #Papadoupolis

I need advice, suggestions. I’ve found lots of interesting – albeit horrifying in its implications – Twitter accounts tied to Election 2016 & Brad Parscale. Many have been reactivated recently. Ever wonder why realDonaldTrump never updates his profile pic?

Duffey

My Dear Republican Family: An Open Letter

I know I’ve always been the “leftie, liberal Democrat, poly sci Berkeley grad” at our family dinner table.  [Can you imagine how boring dinnertime would have been all those years without me?] A lone dissenting voice made louder by the invigorating conversations / discussions  / arguments Dad & I enjoyed immensely. He’d go right as I went left, debating & defending the partisan issues of the day, ending up after desert agreeing to keep it for the next time.

These were the 1960’s. Vietnam War. No matter how heated the conversation / fight got it was a given that we both loved America.

Never did we disrespect or impugn the character of others. Never did we throw insults meant to confuse, malign.

Never did we debase our Constitutional discourse with fake news & conspiracy theories.

Never, in all the years of being a proud American & member of the Grand Old Party (Reagan Republican) would Dad have gone altRIGHT .

Never would he defend – in any way way, shape, form – anything Breitbart News, former Senior White House Advisor to President Trump, Steve Bannon (see below) spewed at the Orange County, California State GOP Convention October 20, 2017 where he was greeted like  a rock star 

This is our family’s HOME BASE. Not theirs. Please, their intent is to distract, deconstruct, destroy by turning the Great State of California against itself. Us against Them. Us against Whom?

I don’t quite know what my honorable, dignified father would have felt and thought if he had heard his fellow Republicans BOO Senator John McCain.

Or of Bannon’s remarks about President George W Bush, that he was a “piece of work” and an embarrassment to the party & himself? That he was the worst President in history?

But remember, this is the man who inspired his boss, President Donald Trump,  to get  thousands of Boy Scouts [Eagle Scouts, Scout leaders & parents] at their 4-year Jamboree to BOO President Obama this summer.

It is here I stop you all to, please, consider where you are going & whom you are following. This Tweet from Nov 2016 says it plainly and simply.

I pray my family heed my WARNING of the IMMINENT DANGER to OUR NATION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who would turn you against John McCain, President Bush?

Silly Steve Bannon Trivia

Steve Bannon takes credit for & others attribute to him coining the term and philosophy of the altRIGHT.

Steve is responsible for Trump ‘s pet names – Crooked Hillary, Lyin’ Ted, Little Marco, Whacky Wilson, Little Rocket Man.

and now Liddle Jeff Flake. [ed: please listen to Senator Jeff Flake’s passionate speech on the Senate floor 10-24-17]

Steve HATES Mitch McConnell & believes he must be unseated in midterm Elections 2018.

Steve HATES Senator Bob Corker & states he should “immediately resign for the terrible things he said about The President.”

Steve Bannon is particularly good at identifying, targeting for wrath their “enemies”, all those against President Trump, all those responsible for their unhappiness. At the recent CA State GOP Convention, Bannon named these ENEMIES:

Silicon Valley Tech Lords
Democrats, Nancy Pelosi
Progressives, liberals, leftists
Sanctuary Cities
Global Elitists
Senator John McCain
President George W Bush
Establishment GOP
CA GOP Rep Pat Cook
UC Berkeley, leftist institutions
The Media
The Culture

Must be a record  

In a 2-hour period, Bannon was able to conjure up 12  supposed ENEMIES to BE against. To blame, point fingers at in his cultural war to deconstruct America. (His terms).

Germany 1937.

Think about that please, the future of our nation depends on it.

I mean that.

Bannon sought to reassure the embattled party activists that the GOP could take back the reins in a majority-minority state that is increasingly tacking to the left. “It looks like now, it’s impossible to do anything in California,’’ he said. “The media’s against you, the culture’s against you…[but] you have got everything you need to win...you’ve got big ideas, you have the grassroots, you’ve got muscle.” He urged conservatives to support Trump’s agenda,’’ adding “the future of this state is in your hands, I mean that.”

 

Please tell me I’m crazy

Got to thinking about the New York Stock Exchange #NYSE after Trump once again gleefully pointed out its consistent performance since he took office January 2017.

Record-breaking in fact. “The world has never seen such a spectacular increase in the value of the Stock Exchange. It keeps going up and up!”

Does anyone else think something about that is weird? I’m not an economist, nor an active stocks & bonds type but I had the great opportunity to learn about “playing the market” from my sister, brother & father. I know enough through observation over many years that I believe the exchange is not responding normally to conventional market & consumer confidence indicators 

Question

In the last 9 months, why have there been no significant downward adjustments? 

Why has there been a 5000 pt increase since Election 2016?

What factors account for a 25% rise in the NYSE in such a short period in the chaotic environment Trump has created?

The hurricanes and fires with its enormous cost in damages are always expected this time of year.  But we did not know Trump would blow up our national health care system two months before Christmas by signing an Executive Order summarily stopping federal “subsidy” Medicaid payments to health insurance companies.

He made it very clear “they are lining their pockets, getting rich off of taxpayers & they’re not providing GREAT HEALTH  CARE to the people of the United States.” These are the same insurance companies, however, that cover the entire population. The plans tailored for Obamacare are disappearing, certainly some health insurance companies will suffer severe losses. To recoup these losses I see premiums going up for everyone.

The health/medical industries account for 1/6th of the United States economy.  With Trump’s Executive Order, millions of Americans have been thrown into uncertainty, confusion and fear about losing their health insurance. Confidence in the future is at best cautious. The most responsible response by consumers, of course, is to tighten our belts. Instead of buying that new flat screen TV or jewelry or more toys for the kids during the Holiday Shopping Season, we should put that money away JUST IN CASE.

How is it possible this dynamic uncertainty  – across entire industries and populations, negatively impacting the future budgets of millions of American households -not be reflected in the New York Stock Exchange?

America Rising Blue

 


Proposed Trump TAX REFORM legislation.

The Obamacare subsidies can now be redirected into traditional tax cuts as detailed in the Trump Tax Reform legislation.  Even taking into account that the wealthy pay more taxes and, thus, it is logical they would reap larger benefits, the details of the package make it clear the top 1% will receive a disproportionate share of tax relief.  

Repeal of the Inheritance Tax (so-called death tax) was heralded by Trump as

Taking Medicaid from the needy & transferring it by trickery to the ultra-wealthy (multi-billionaires) appears to be part of their end-game.

 

 

America Rising Conservative PAC

Democratic Party Opposition Research

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 America Rising is a Political Action Committee (PAC) that produces opposition research on Democratic Party members.[1] It is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

America Rising Founders

It was founded in March 2013 by Mitt Romney‘s 2012 presidential campaign manager, Matt Rhoades.[2] Political strategist Tim Miller left the Republican National Committee (RNC) to join the clearinghouse. As of January 2014, between the PAC and the LLC run by fellow opposition research veteran Joe Pounder, the organization employed 47 people, full or part-time.

CNN reported that America Rising would be split into two entities: a super PAC that aimed to spread negative stories about congressional Democratic incumbents and candidates through digital channels and earned media, and an LLC that would house a video library to be shared with GOP candidates, the RNC and other right-leaning groups.

To avoid making illegal in-kind corporate contributions, the LLC would likely need to charge candidates for access to the library.[3] Pounder and Miller estimated it would have a budget of between $10 and $15 million for the 2013-2014 election cycle.[4]

Raj Shah, appointed to be White House Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Communications for Research in the Trump Administration in 2017, was also a co-founder of the PAC. He had been deputy research director at the RNC in 2012 and, from there, ultimately became the head of opposition research at the committee for the 2016 campaign. After 2012, he focused specifically on developing deep anti-Hillary Clinton playbooks for America Rising and the RNC.