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"I'm with Perv" Daily News Cover






https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/933155248226668544

Donald Trumps Response to Disaster Aid for California: Nothing

KEVIN DRUM
NOV. 20, 2017 10:17 PM

A few weeks ago, California requested $7.4 billion in disaster aid following the massive series of wildfires in the northern part of the state that killed 43 people and destroyed nearly 9,000 structures. Actually, let’s back up. That’s not quite accurate. California’s Democratic governor, its two Democratic senators, and its 39 Democratic members of Congress asked for $7.4 billion. With only one exception, California’s Republican delegation boycotted a request for disaster funding for their own state.

Yesterday the Trump administration responded to California’s request:

While the request includes anemic supplemental funding for states ravaged by hurricanes, it contains no funding whatsoever for rebuilding the communities in California devastated by the recent wildfires…. “For the Administration to not request even a single additional penny to help rebuild the communities devastated by the worst fires in California’s history is mind-boggling,” (said the two congressmen who led the disaster relief effort).

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/11/donald-trumps-response-to-disaster-aid-for-california-nothing/

US Constitution - Republican Version




Here it is.

New Tax Policy Center analysis finds Senate bill raises taxes for

-- 9% of taxpayers in 2019

-- 12% of taxpayers in 2025

-- 50% of taxpayers in 2027

-- But in 2027, top 1% and 0.1% still get large tax cuts:



http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/sites/default/files/publication/148831/2001605-distributional-analysis-of-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-as-passed-by-the-senate-finance-committee_1.pdf
https://twitter.com/RonBrownstein/status/932732450286968833

Some a.m. truth...

According to Trump a black guy who shoplifts should be locked up in a Chinese prison for 10 years, a black guy who sits during the anthem should be fired, and a white guy who rapes a 14 year old should be in the US Senate.



https://twitter.com/krassenstein/status/932955001697206272

Fox News host: "Mr. President, it is not the fake news media that's your problem, - It's you."

“Forget about either comment not being presidential,” he said. “At what point does the president see such remarks don’t even border on being human?”

Cavuto said Trump’s attacks are like “using a bazooka to respond to a pea shooter.”

Then, he really laid into Trump for demanding “gratitude bordering on groveling,” and urged him to pick his battles.

“Last time I checked, you are the president of the United States,” he said. “Why don’t you act like it?”

Cavuto has made headlines before for his stinging criticism of the president.

In October, he warned Trump over attacks on fellow Republicans, telling the president “you are running out of friends.”

And in June, Cavuto told the president to stop scapegoating the media.

“Mr. President, it is not the fake news media that’s your problem,” he said. “It’s you.”


https://twitter.com/TeamCavuto/status/932737178005676032
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/neil-cavuto-donald-trump-act-like-it_us_5a1390f7e4b0aa32975d6acf?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

Trumpism: "Both the fruit and the tree are poison"

The Nationalist's Delusion
Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.



Chris Kindred / The Atlantic

ADAM SERWER NOV 20, 2017

............

Trumpism emerged from a haze of delusion, denial, pride and cruelty—not as a historical anomaly, but as a profoundly American phenomenon. This explains both how tens of millions of white Americans could pull the lever for a candidate running on a racist platform and justify doing so, and why a predominantly white political class would search so desperately for an alternative explanation for what it had just seen. To acknowledge the centrality of racial inequality to American democracy is to question its legitimacy—so it must be denied.

I don’t mean to suggest that Trump’s nationalism is impervious to politics. It is not invincible. Its earlier iterations have been defeated before, and can be defeated now. Abraham Lincoln began the Civil War believing that former slaves would have to be transported to West Africa. Lyndon Johnson began his political career as a segregationist. Both came to realize that the question of black rights in America is not mere identity politics—not a peripheral matter, but the central, existential question of the Republic. Nothing is inevitable, people can change. No one is irredeemable. But recognition precedes enlightenment.

Nevertheless, a majority of white voters backed a candidate who assured them that they will never have to share this country with people of color as equals. That is the reality that all Americans will have to deal with, and one that most of the country has yet to confront.

Yet at its core, white nationalism has and always will be a hustle, a con, a fraud that cannot deliver the broad-based prosperity it promises, not even to most white people. Perhaps the most persuasive argument against Trumpist nationalism is not one its opponents can make in a way that his supporters will believe. But the failure of Trump’s promises to white America may yet show that both the fruit and the tree are poison.

The est:
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/the-nationalists-delusion/546356/

Stephen Colbert: Mr Trump, I know you're upset...but...

Stephen Colbert: “Mr Trump, I know you’re upset — but maybe now is not the time to imply that someone’s kids should go to jail for what their dad did."



https://twitter.com/ddiamond/status/932832279763832834

"The Turkey Declined Your Invitation"

"Happy birthday to Joe Biden, my brother and the best vice president anybody could have."


@BarackObama
ME: Joe, about halfway through the speech, I’m gonna wish you a happy birth--
BIDEN: IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!
ME: Joe.




https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/932685522820042754

Draped in the American Flag while worshipping their "god"

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https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-values-that-values-voters-care-about-most-are-policies-not-character-traits/
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