#potus45‘ indifference to claims of abuse infuriated Republicans, already confronting a surge of activism from #Democratic women driven to protest, raise money & run for office because of their fervent opposition to #trumpism.” “This is coming, this is real,” said #SteveBannon.
#DemocraticMemo #DemMemo #democracyunderthreat #DemocratMemo #Democracy #ProtectRosenstein #ProtectMueller #MuellerInvestigation #MuellerTime The United States of America is under attack & the #GOP is complicit. We are at war & #potus45 #Tillerson are DOING NOTHING. #Election2018
“The problem with Donald Trump is not that he is imbecilic and inept—it is that he has surrendered total power to the oligarchic and military elites. They get what they want. They do what they want. Although the president is a one-man wrecking crew aimed at democratic norms and institutions, although he has turned the United States into a laughingstock around the globe, our national crisis is embodied not in Trump but the corporate state’s now unfettered pillage.
Trump, who has no inclination or ability to govern, has handed the machinery of government over to the bankers, corporate executives, right-wing think tanks, intelligence chiefs and generals. They are eradicating the few regulations and laws that inhibited a naked kleptocracy. They are dynamiting the institutions, including the State Department, that served interests other than corporate profit and are stacking the courts with right-wing, corporate-controlled ideologues.
Trump provides the daily entertainment; the elites handle the business of looting, exploiting and destroying.”
“Trump hasn’t staged a coup, and so far our institutions are holding up. But he’s doing more damage every day.”
By Heather Digby Parton | Salon | January 30, 2018
“There seems to be a consensus that over the course of the last few months Trump has shown an alarming propensity to abuse his power, but it’s still unclear whether there is a clear case that he broke the law. If it can be proven that he has abused his power or broken the law, the one remedy everyone can agree upon — as with any president — is impeachment.
Because the Republican majority in Congress is acting as Trump’s accomplices rather than a co-equal branch of government with oversight responsibility and an obligation to defend the Constitution, however, impeachment is highly unlikely. The GOP caucus in both houses is barely keeping up the pretense of investigating Russian interference in the election, and one group of powerful members is trying to create an alternative scandal, accusing top officials at the FBI and the Department of Justice of conspiring to help Hillary Clinton’s campaign and destroy the Trump administration. Trump himself has been pushing this operation, telling Chief of Staff John Kelly and supposedly recused Attorney General Jeff Sessions to aid in the effort.
The FBI is under assault by a rogue group of powerful lawmakers and the power of the president of the United States. These elected officials are deeply authoritarian by instinct, ideology and temperament. They are clearly using their authority to undermine the rule of law and democratic norms and practices, not uphold them.
This president and his henchmen could create an authoritarian regime within the rough boundaries of the Constitution and the imprimatur of democratic legitimacy. It would hardly be unprecedented. It’s the way it happens in the modern world. Political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have written a new book, “How Democracies Die,” which surveys how democratic nations can slide into authoritarianism when they lose their willingness to live by two specific norms: mutual toleration and forbearance.”
The first is the belief that the opposition is operating in good faith and with a common love of country. The other is the forbearance not to push the boundaries of power, something that all the players in our system have more of than the law can possibly constrain on its own.
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“In September 2017, Vox Day, a Gamergate holdover who has assumed the position of racist alt-right figurehead, published a handful of brief excerpts from what he described as the “Andrew Anglin” style guide. For the blissfully unaware, Anglin is a neo-Nazi troll and propagandist who runs The Daily Stormer, one of the more prominent sites of the white supremacist web. The passages selected by Vox Day in his blog post suggested that Anglin is persnickety about detail and presentation ― except on the subject of the Jews, who are to be blamed “for everything.”
HuffPost has acquired the 17-page document in its entirety, as well as transcripts from an IRC channel where the document was shared in an effort to recruit new writers. It’s more than a style guide for writing internet-friendly neo-Nazi prose; it’s a playbook for the alt-right.
The style guide, according to Vox Day, was a set of directives for whoever might be writing under Anglin’s name, the idea being that Anglin’s army of ghostwriters need to maintain some sense of consistent style. But the guide appears to be for all of the site’s writers, many of whom write under their own names (or at least their own pseudonyms).
Last Friday, in an IRC channel, Andrew Auernheimer, a white supremacist hacker and Daily Stormer system administrator also known as Weev, began explaining to a group of people how one might start writing for The Daily Stormer:
okay basically, it works like this, you can write articles, if we dont like them you can put them on your own blog or whatever, if we accept them for publication we will pay you $14.88
“Fourteen,” of course, alludes to the 14 words in the old David Lane slogan, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” The double eights refer to the eighth letter of the alphabet (“HH” or “Heil Hitler”). The number 1488 is a common shibboleth among white supremacists. We’re sure they find this extremely clever.
When one person asked if the site had any paid positions open, Weev dropped in a link and wrote, “theres style guide read the site for a couple weeks, get a hang of the style and editorial tone [sic]” followed immediately by “learn the style guide.”
Like any such guide, this one contains plenty of discussion about the more mundane aspects of blog hygiene — grammar, formatting, quirks of house style. “‘Muslim’ should be spelled ‘Moslem,’” it notes at one point.
The GOP rolled out Trump’s “2018 Middle Class Tax Reform” package this week but their definition of “reform” is not in keeping with the real meaning of the word.
REFORM – to make changes in something, typically a social, political, or economic institution or practice in order to improve it.
Analyses by the left, right & down the middle have all arrived at the same conclusion. This historic, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the entire United States Tax Code is not for the better. Helping working families & small businesses, the bedrock of our nation, has never been the goal. Just like their efforts to repeal & replace Obamacare was never about our national health care.
Fortunately for us, the details of the proposed legislation are such obvious attempts to loot our national treasure we are not confused.
If a savings of $1082 is correct, it translates to $20.80 a week for a “family of four” which is only $5.20 per person. #Ryan#TaxReform
But Sec Treasury #Mnuchin told us we could
buy a new car
renovate our kitchen
take the family on vacay
save it for college tuition
Syrian Orthodox church
The Mozy On In bar
October 31, 2017 took its place in history next to
September 11, 2001
April 19, 1995
Our nation experienced the 3rd most horrific terrorist attack in our 241 year history but less than 48 hours later the news cycle is focused on President Trump & the GOP’s Big Beautiful Tax Cuts.
Except for calling the New York Times professing his innocence in the Manafort / Gates / Papadopoulos indictments. “It wasn’t me!”
**For the families, friends, communities of the victims please know we are still mourning with you. New York City is the home of my birth & it hurts that you all have had an extraordinary burden to bear these last decades.
Must not forget the celebration underway in Texas as the HOUSTON ASTROS win the 2017 World Series in the 7th game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This win marks the first in Houston Astros franchise history.
@DanaRohrabacher @SenJohnMcCain @SenSchumer @SenFeinstein @SenateGOP @JeffFlake #SusanCollins @AC360 Demand REGULAR ORDER in TAX CUTS LIE.
discredit the govt academia press
deflect focus/ blame others #WhatAboutism
monopolize the 24 hour news cycle
Mark Latter – former spokesman for Vice President Mike Pence practically broke into tears trying to make his point which Steve Schmidt
NEWS: CoS John Kelly goes on nostalgic tour of institutional & cultural racism in America saying the “inability to compromise on BOTH SIDES led to the Civil War & Robert E Lee was a very fine man.”
No need for me to refute any of his comments. Pretty much everybody knows now that “General” John Kelly will be remembered by history as a liar.
However, everyone should know & understand this:
Each time someone representing Trump lies or makes politically-motivated comments smearing & shaming women in public, Internet Trolls, Trills, Bots, MAGA unleash organized personal campaigns AKA TweetStorms TwitMobs against them. i.e. Carmen Yulin Cruz, Rep Wilson, the grieving widow Mrs. Johnson, Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader-Ginsburg
In Internet slang, a troll(/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting quarrels or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional reaction thereby amplifying their propaganda.
Emerging again on Twitter are what I call TRILLS:
Definition of @Twitter #TRILL
Fake Mirror account
using DJT profile pic
research at AmericaRisingBLUE. com