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SHAME White House Press Corps...SHAME!

It's pretty fucking sad when Shep Smith of Fox FUCKING News asked a tougher question today than any of you did.

https://twitter.com/riegerreport/status/832335085961633792

No, Trump didn't "hang himself" today

To those of you who think the press did a great job sitting back and allowing trump to turn this press conference into an hour of him bitching about fake news and the dishonest media...as opposed to HAMMERING him on the Muslim ban, Russia, the deregulation in congress...might i just remind you...

THIS IS HOW HE WON THE ELECTION.

And he and his people know that. That was his entire strategy today.

The press got absolutely trolled by Trump today. He controlled the room and the narrative. Few hard questions were asked, and almost no answers were forced to be given. Just an hour and a half of trump blasting the dishonest media and lying.

Where the HELL was Dan Rather when we needed him.

Are you kidding me press????!!!!

How the FUCK did you actually let Trump turn 3/4th of this press conference into a discussion about CNN's ratings and what a bunch of "dishonest reporters" you all are????

My God it took an hour and someone from the BBC for someone to even ask about the Muslim ban, and no one ever point blank asked about whether Flynn was talking sanctions with the Russians!!!!

I am embarrassed FOR the press today, they got fucking trolled by a mentally incompetent man baby today. It was disgusting and inexcusable.

Damn Right I'm Rooting For Trump's Failure

Some on the right would have you believe that rooting for Trump to fail is equal to rooting for America to fail. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Let me explain using an analogy most Americans are familiar with, sports.

Imagine if your local high school had a very successful football team with a long, storied history of winning. But more than just the "winning", what made this team so special was the culture of honest hard work and above all else, the values and sportsmanship the coaching staff instilled in the kids. As such, this team was not only a tremendous local source of pride, they were the standard that all other teams in the country were held to.

But now imagine that one day the team begins to struggle. Little by little the losses start piling up, and eventually people start demanding change. Within a few months, the more fanatical fans even begin to hold protests demanding the coach and his entire staff be replaced.

And now imagine that leading the charge was the town's old millionaire crank, Donald Trump.

Everyone knows old man Trump; a selfish, self-centered, greedy, arrogant ignorant buffoon of a man. Of course, he knows absolutely nothing about the fundamentals of football, nor does he give a shit. His only purpose for showing up at games in the first place is to yell and belittle others, to cause a scene in an effort to get attention and promote his local businesses.

Indeed over the years you and most parents have cringed in horror as old man Trump would menacingly stalk the coach during every game, calling him a "pathetic loser" and demanding he be fired.

Your own stomach would turn the times you would see him catcall the young cheerleaders, or grope the clearly repulsed mothers in the stands.

And you covered your children's ears as old man Trump called weaker boys "fags", and barked at the brown skinned boys from opposing teams to "go back to where you came from!".

And now imagine that as the team unfortunately kept losing, you watched in horror as slowly some of the more angry and fanatical parents actually started joining in with Trump and his vile behavior. And then a few more joined in, and a few more,leading Trump to seize on the moment, assuring them that only HE could fix the teams problems, only HE had the brains and the courage and the strength to do what it took!

And imagine he got them to flood the next school board meeting, and the next thing you knew, somehow, someway, this disgusting, sexist, racist, crude, foul mouthed excuse for a man was now in charge of a bunch of high school children's football team.

Now I ask you, as you sit and watch Coach Trump insult and belittle players, make racist and sexist comments from the bench, viciously mentally abuse the kids and destroy everything the team once stood for...

...would you be rooting for the team to win?

Are we all being played?

Consider;

Don't you think it's strange that an intelligence community that was so clearly in Trumps corner during the election season is now suddenly tripping over themselves to leak all this incredibly damning information about Trump and his administration just weeks in his taking office?

Why the 180 degree flip?

Could it be that now that the Republicans won the election, their allies in the FBI/CIA who helped sink Hillary are now acting to sink Trump so that he can be impeached and Republicans can remove the insane man baby and install their loyal far right conservative puppet Mike Pence as President?

The Republican Immigrant "Raids" You Won't See

While President Trump and his Republican enablers in Congress continue to stoke racial tensions and dangerous white nationalistic fervor through with their xenophobic rhetoric, and now this week, the ordering of "raids" on a small, selective group of illegal aliens, it's what they are not doing that makes their true agenda all too clear.

For if Trump and company were truly serious about removing the "dire threat" of illegal immigration, only one question needs to be asked; where are the raids of the big-agro and big-food industry corporations who personally employ millions of undocumented immigrants workers on their farms each year?

Or how about the parking lot of the average Home Depot, where illegal immigrants commonly huddle together in the early morning hoping to find a days work installing Home Depot carpets and flooring? Seems scooping them up by the dozens would be quite simple.

More importantly, and as everyone knows, cutting off employment opportunities is the only way to truly stop the flow of illegal immigration.

But I'm guessing we won't be seeing these raids anytime soon, that would hurt the pockets of big Republican donors. I guess national security has a price.

Seriously, shit writes itself...

Someone should make a superhero movie where the backstory of the evil diabolical villain is basically Trump taking his billions and disappearing after being furiously roasted and humiliated post impeachment.

The terrifying possible end game.

Reading Trump's (no doubt Bannon's) religious agenda is nothing short of horrifying.

Not only does he want to end the rule prohibiting churches from publicly supporting candidates and preaching politics...

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/us/politics/trump-johnson-amendment-political-activity-churches.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

...he also wants to allow churches to discriminate at will.

https://www.thenation.com/article/leaked-draft-of-trumps-religious-freedom-order-reveals-sweeping-plans-to-legalize-discrimination/

These actions, along with the history of rhetoric from Bannon and the new KKK ("alt-right", leave little question that they are literally trying to foment a race/religious civil war.

On a broader scale, its likely that their most desired end game is to team up with the growing hard right in Europe and Russia and start WWIII, the ultimate final battle between white Christians and the Muslim world.

The idea these guys are actually in the White House is terrifying. I have no doubt that these guys could be every bit as evil as Hitler if they aren't stopped.

Forward to the "both sides are the same" crowd

You can tell all you need to know about the true agenda and priorities of a political party by what they do in their first 100 days in power, when their political capital is the highest it will ever be.

On the same note, my fear and frustration at the moment is that while the media and everyone else is being distracted by Trump's daily insanity, it's the Republicans who control the houses who are quietly starting to pass all the horrific crap they've always dreamed of with little to no media attention.

For example, here are just 5 laws republicans have either already repealed in the last few days, or are about to, all of which the media has almost entirely ignored.

1) The law that prevented mining companies from dumping toxic wastes into streams.

2) The law that required the Social Security Administration to notify the national background check service of individuals so mentally ill and/or crazy that they legally can not handle their own affairs so that they can't buy gun.

3) The law that required oil companies and other resource extractors to disclose payments to foreign governments. This rule was personally lobbied against at the time by none other than Trumps new big oil insider Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

4) The law that forces energy companies to limit methane (one of the most potent gases that causes global warming) and other chemicals released during extraction.

5) The law mandating the federal government not grant contracts to companies who have a history of discrimination and harassment violations, and/or a history of providing unsafe work conditions.


And this is only the beginning, there WILL be much, much more in the next few months, everything from union busting to massive tax breaks for the wealthy to stripping away critical Wall Street and environmental regulations.

Of course this is not even getting into Trump's unchallenged executive orders, like the Muslim ban or my favorite, repealing the Obama Law which simply stated that financial advisors must act in the clients best interest, and not their own.

Now, let's compare that to the priorities of Obama and the democrats (who also controlled the houses). Here's what they did in their first 100 days in 2009;

- Passed the "largest" economic stimulus bill in history, saving us from another Great Depression by temporarily funding schools, giving vital payroll tax cuts to the poor/middle class and creating thousands of infrastructure jobs among other things.

- Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act, ensuring equal pay for women.

- Issued a $2,500 tax credit to help offset the cost of tuition (among other expenses) for those seeking a college education. Nearly five million families saved roughly $9 billion.

- Expanded the SCHIP program, which expanded the State Children’s Health Insurance Plan to cover an additional 4 million children of low income families.

- Issued a $275 billion housing program which rescued roughly 9 million homeowners from foreclosure.

- Reversed Bush order aimed at limiting union representation on federal contracts and moved to prevent federal contractors from being reimbursed for unionbusting propganda compaigns during collective bargaining.

- Signed an executive order overturning the Bush's ban on project labor agreements on Project labor agreements which set wages and establish work rules and methods of settling grievances on large multi-contractor construction projects (for more than 70 years before the Bush order, project labor agreements benefited communities, employers and workers by ensuring fair wages and benefits and on-time completion of projects).

- Diminished the role of lobbyists in the White House, including an executive order that banned gifts from lobbyists to anyone serving in the administration.

- Lifted Bush's ban on federally funded embryonic stem cell research which scientist believes holds the key to everything from curing Parkinson's and diabetes to paralysis.

- Funded investments into solar, wind and other alternative energy, as well as issued $5 billion to weatherize low-income homes.

- Signed into law "The National Services" bill which provided federal funding for thousands of volunteers in fields ranging from clean energy to health care and education.

- Passed the Public Land Management Act of 2009, putting under federal protection more than two million acres of wilderness, thousands of miles of river and a host of national trails and parks.
Set a fixed timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat forces from Iraq.

- Abolished Bush's torture policies


It's also important to note that Republicans unanimously opposed nearly every single one of these initiatives.

Keep this in mind the next time someone tells you "both parties are the same", or the next time you or someone you know think it's pointless to vote.

It's up to you share this information. Don't expect any help from the corporate media. All they want is bloody political warfare for ratings. Their entire programming is based on the premise that there are two equally "credible" political parties. Two equally credible, yet conflicting, sides to each issue, when rarely is that the case. Their only agenda is not to report news, but simply point the camera at the steel cage match between the two every day.


Source;
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/gop-congressional-review-act-stream-rule-2017-2

So you say both sides are the same huh?

You can tell all you need to know about the true agenda and priorities of a political party by what they do in their first 100 days in power, when their political capital is the highest it will ever be.

On the same note, my fear and frustration at the moment is that while the media and everyone else is being distracted by Trump's daily insanity, it's the Republicans who control the houses who are quietly starting to pass all the horrific crap they've always dreamed of with little to no media attention.

For example, here are just 5 laws republicans have either already repealed in the last few days, or are about to, all of which the media has almost entirely ignored.

1) The law that prevented mining companies from dumping toxic wastes into streams.

2) The law that required the Social Security Administration to notify the national background check service of individuals so mentally ill and/or crazy that they legally can not handle their own affairs so that they can't buy gun.

3) The law that required oil companies and other resource extractors to disclose payments to foreign governments. This rule was personally lobbied against at the time by none other than Trumps new big oil insider Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

4) The law that forces energy companies to limit methane (one of the most potent gases that causes global warming) and other chemicals released during extraction.

5) The law mandating the federal government not grant contracts to companies who have a history of discrimination and harassment violations, and/or a history of providing unsafe work conditions.


And this is only the beginning, there WILL be much, much more in the next few months, everything from union busting to massive tax breaks for the wealthy to stripping away critical Wall Street and environmental regulations.

Of course this is not even getting into Trump's unchallenged executive orders, like the Muslim ban or my favorite, repealing the Obama Law which simply stated that financial advisors must act in the clients best interest, and not their own.

Now, let's compare that to the priorities of Obama and the democrats (who also controlled the houses). Here's what they did in their first 100 days in 2009;

- Passed the "largest" economic stimulus bill in history, saving us from another Great Depression by temporarily funding schools, giving vital payroll tax cuts to the poor/middle class and creating thousands of infrastructure jobs among other things.

- Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act, ensuring equal pay for women.

- Issued a $2,500 tax credit to help offset the cost of tuition (among other expenses) for those seeking a college education. Nearly five million families saved roughly $9 billion.

- Expanded the SCHIP program, which expanded the State Children’s Health Insurance Plan to cover an additional 4 million children of low income families.

- Issued a $275 billion housing program which rescued roughly 9 million homeowners from foreclosure.

- Reversed Bush order aimed at limiting union representation on federal contracts and moved to prevent federal contractors from being reimbursed for unionbusting propganda compaigns during collective bargaining.

- Signed an executive order overturning the Bush's ban on project labor agreements on Project labor agreements which set wages and establish work rules and methods of settling grievances on large multi-contractor construction projects (for more than 70 years before the Bush order, project labor agreements benefited communities, employers and workers by ensuring fair wages and benefits and on-time completion of projects).

- Diminished the role of lobbyists in the White House, including an executive order that banned gifts from lobbyists to anyone serving in the administration.

- Lifted Bush's ban on federally funded embryonic stem cell research which scientist believes holds the key to everything from curing Parkinson's and diabetes to paralysis.

- Funded investments into solar, wind and other alternative energy, as well as issued $5 billion to weatherize low-income homes.

- Signed into law "The National Services" bill which provided federal funding for thousands of volunteers in fields ranging from clean energy to health care and education.

- Passed the Public Land Management Act of 2009, putting under federal protection more than two million acres of wilderness, thousands of miles of river and a host of national trails and parks.
Set a fixed timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat forces from Iraq.

- Abolished Bush's torture policies


It's also important to note that Republicans unanimously opposed nearly every single one of these initiatives.

Keep this in mind the next time someone tells you "both parties are the same", or the next time you or someone you know think it's pointless to vote.

It's up to you share this information. Don't expect any help from the corporate media. All they want is bloody political warfare for ratings. Their entire programming is based on the premise that there are two equally "credible" political parties. Two equally credible, yet conflicting, sides to each issue, when rarely is that the case. Their only agenda is not to report news, but simply point the camera at the steel cage match between the two every day.


Source;
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/gop-congressional-review-act-stream-rule-2017-2
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