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BTRTN: The Ghost of Trump Yet to Come

Born to Run the Numbers scares Dickens out of you, seeing new ways Trump can debase the Presidency in 2018:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/12/the-ghost-of-trump-yet-to-come.html

Excerpt: "Yes, it’s Christmas time, and today we celebrate the season by tuning into A Christmas Carol: The Ghost of Donald Trump of the Future. We will follow the Magoo-in-Chief as he stumbles through 2018, continuing to prove that no matter what hideous deed he has committed, what awful words he has uttered, and what preposterous lies he has told, he can always find a way to do something even worse.

This has indeed been the signature identity of the man’s first year in office. Every time that you thought this guy had done the worst thing that an American President had ever done, he found a way to do something even more horrendous. Firing the director of the FBI for his investigation of Trump? Bad. But then Trump pulled our country out of the Paris Climate Accord. Nauseating? Yes, but not as awful as rallying to the defense of neo-Nazis. Retweeting anti-Muslim videos from a right-wing hate group? Sickening, but still not as horrific as actively and enthusiastically campaigning to elect a pedophile to the U.S. Senate. And these represent just a small sampling of Trump’s capacity to disgrace.

Is there always a way for this guy to sink lower? Let’s find out..."

BTRTN: The Ghost of Trump Yet to Come

Born to Run the Numbers scares Dickens out of you, seeing new ways Trump can debase the Presidency in 2018:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/12/the-ghost-of-trump-yet-to-come.html

Excerpt: "Yes, it’s Christmas time, and today we celebrate the season by tuning into A Christmas Carol: The Ghost of Donald Trump of the Future. We will follow the Magoo-in-Chief as he stumbles through 2018, continuing to prove that no matter what hideous deed he has committed, what awful words he has uttered, and what preposterous lies he has told, he can always find a way to do something even worse.

This has indeed been the signature identity of the man’s first year in office. Every time that you thought this guy had done the worst thing that an American President had ever done, he found a way to do something even more horrendous. Firing the director of the FBI for his investigation of Trump? Bad. But then Trump pulled our country out of the Paris Climate Accord. Nauseating? Yes, but not as awful as rallying to the defense of neo-Nazis. Retweeting anti-Muslim videos from a right-wing hate group? Sickening, but still not as horrific as actively and enthusiastically campaigning to elect a pedophile to the U.S. Senate. And these represent just a small sampling of Trump’s capacity to disgrace.

Is there always a way for this guy to sink lower? Let’s find out..."

BTRTN: When You Wish Upon a Tsar

Born to Run the Numbers asks: if Republicans are owned by Trump, and Trump is owned by Putin, does Putin own the Republicans? If sure looks that way, and sadly, there is "Moore to come."

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/12/when-you-wish-upon-tsar.html

Excerpt: "With each lowering of the bar, and with each display of Republican acquiescence, Donald Trump learned how completely Republican Party leaders had sold their souls to win a Republican Presidency. Republicans wanted the White House at any cost, and when the only route there became Donald Trump, they went ahead, unwittingly signing over the rights to the Republican brand in the process... If the Republicans are owned by Trump, and Trump is owned by Putin, then guess what? The Republican Party must be owned by Putin. How else do you explain the next great act of Republican moral bankruptcy: the growing, concerted, and outrageous effort to discredit the integrity and motivation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election? ...If Robert Mueller finds absolutely incontrovertible evidence that Donald Trump was fully aware of and perhaps even involved in financial malfeasance, collusion, and/or obstruction of justice, one must question whether this Republican Party would act on it. If Robert Mueller finds unassailable proof of a 'high crime or misdemeanor,' will the Republicans in Congress simply punt, and have Sarah Huckabee Sanders mindlessly muse that these are just areas where we have to 'agree to disagree'?"

BTRTN: When You Wish Upon a Tsar

Born to Run the Numbers asks: if Republicans are owned by Trump, and Trump is owned by Putin, does Putin own the Republicans? If sure looks that way, and sadly, there is "Moore to come."

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/12/when-you-wish-upon-tsar.html

Excerpt: "With each lowering of the bar, and with each display of Republican acquiescence, Donald Trump learned how completely Republican Party leaders had sold their souls to win a Republican Presidency. Republicans wanted the White House at any cost, and when the only route there became Donald Trump, they went ahead, unwittingly signing over the rights to the Republican brand in the process... If the Republicans are owned by Trump, and Trump is owned by Putin, then guess what? The Republican Party must be owned by Putin. How else do you explain the next great act of Republican moral bankruptcy: the growing, concerted, and outrageous effort to discredit the integrity and motivation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election? ...If Robert Mueller finds absolutely incontrovertible evidence that Donald Trump was fully aware of and perhaps even involved in financial malfeasance, collusion, and/or obstruction of justice, one must question whether this Republican Party would act on it. If Robert Mueller finds unassailable proof of a 'high crime or misdemeanor,' will the Republicans in Congress simply punt, and have Sarah Huckabee Sanders mindlessly muse that these are just areas where we have to 'agree to disagree'?"

BTRTN: Let's Play "Two Truths and a Lie" with Sarah Huckabee Sanders!

Born To Run The Numbers on the White House weapon of mass deception, Sarah Huckabee Sanders:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/12/lets-play-two-truths-and-lie-with-sarah.html

Excerpt:"Ever dour, pompous, and oozing disdain for the lame stream media seated before her in the White House Press Room, Ms. Sanders handles the incoming razor sharp shrapnel from the press corps with the indifferent aplomb of a Stanley Cup goalie. Appearing world-weary and heavily wearing the patience of a saint on her sleeve, she listens to reporters impassively, clearly assessing whether any given question can be dismissed, evaded, muddled, protested, or – in an ideal world – quickly turned as evidence of the obvious biases and false narratives of the elite liberal press. In these moments, she instantly raises herself fully in her mantle of victimhood, raging at the 'boldness' of those who would accuse her or the Obfuscator-in-Chief of factual inaccuracy.

On Thursday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was aggressively questioned about President Trump’s bizarre decision to re-tweet videos from a right-wing extremist group based in the United Kingdom. The videos purported to show violent crimes committed by Muslims, but the videos had never been substantiated and, in one case, has already proven to be phony. Ms. Sanders took to the view that trafficking in phony videos was perfectly fair because Donald Trump was simply trying to illustrate a broader threat that was indeed real...The ends justify the means. There are, one is left to conclude, situations in which Sarah Huckabee Sanders believes that it is “appropriate to lie from the podium.”
Posted by reggieandlee | Sun Dec 3, 2017, 10:06 AM (2 replies)

BTRTN: Let's Play "Two Truths and a Lie" with Sarah Huckabee Sanders!

Born To Run The Numbers on the White House weapon of mass deception, Sarah Huckabee Sanders:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/12/lets-play-two-truths-and-lie-with-sarah.html

Excerpt:"Ever dour, pompous, and oozing disdain for the lame stream media seated before her in the White House Press Room, Ms. Sanders handles the incoming razor sharp shrapnel from the press corps with the indifferent aplomb of a Stanley Cup goalie. Appearing world-weary and heavily wearing the patience of a saint on her sleeve, she listens to reporters impassively, clearly assessing whether any given question can be dismissed, evaded, muddled, protested, or – in an ideal world – quickly turned as evidence of the obvious biases and false narratives of the elite liberal press. In these moments, she instantly raises herself fully in her mantle of victimhood, raging at the 'boldness' of those who would accuse her or the Obfuscator-in-Chief of factual inaccuracy.

On Thursday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was aggressively questioned about President Trump’s bizarre decision to re-tweet videos from a right-wing extremist group based in the United Kingdom. The videos purported to show violent crimes committed by Muslims, but the videos had never been substantiated and, in one case, has already proven to be phony. Ms. Sanders took to the view that trafficking in phony videos was perfectly fair because Donald Trump was simply trying to illustrate a broader threat that was indeed real...The ends justify the means. There are, one is left to conclude, situations in which Sarah Huckabee Sanders believes that it is “appropriate to lie from the podium.”
Posted by reggieandlee | Sun Dec 3, 2017, 10:05 AM (1 replies)

BTRTN: Moore Than A Feeling

Born to Run the Numbers on the radical polarization in our society that is keeping Roy Moore's candidacy afloat:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/11/moore-than-feeling.html

Excerpt:"Yes, we can have a huge problem with Roy Moore, but perhaps we have a bigger problem still with the 1,398,936 people who plan on voting for him. Perhaps they fear that a Democrat would take away the guns they claim they need for those occasions when people like Roy Moore stalk their daughters Perhaps the only explanation is that people in Alabama are not voting for Roy Moore, they are just voting against everyone who they perceive to be a threat to their guns, their religion, and their way of life.

Roy Moore may be a sexual deviant, but in our radically polarized society, a Republican man who preys on teenage girls appears to still be better than a Democrat. It is clear that the polarization is only accelerating. Call it the new Moore’s Law. The degree of polarization doubles every eighteen months...

Is Roy Moore one of the most horrific spasms of a culture that is finally coming to grips with its inherent misogyny, or is he the harbinger of a new wave of candidates that are measured by – and only by -- how zealously they fan the flames of radical polarization? If Roy Moore keeps enough support to stay in this race, we’ve got a bad feeling about the answer. And if he wins, it will be moore than a feeling."

BTRTN: Moore Than A Feeling

Born to Run the Numbers on the radical polarization in our society that is keeping Roy Moore's candidacy afloat:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/11/moore-than-feeling.html

Excerpt:
"Yes, we can have a huge problem with Roy Moore, but perhaps we have a bigger problem still with the 1,398,936 people who plan on voting for him. Perhaps they fear that a Democrat would take away the guns they claim they need for those occasions when people like Roy Moore stalk their daughters Perhaps the only explanation is that people in Alabama are not voting for Roy Moore, they are just voting against everyone who they perceive to be a threat to their guns, their religion, and their way of life.

Roy Moore may be a sexual deviant, but in our radically polarized society, a Republican man who preys on teenage girls appears to still be better than a Democrat. It is clear that the polarization is only accelerating. Call it the new Moore’s Law. The degree of polarization doubles every eighteen months...

Is Roy Moore one of the most horrific spasms of a culture that is finally coming to grips with its inherent misogyny, or is he the harbinger of a new wave of candidates that are measured by – and only by -- how zealously they fan the flames of radical polarization? If Roy Moore keeps enough support to stay in this race, we’ve got a bad feeling about the answer. And if he wins, it will be moore than a feeling."

BTRTN: One Year In... Moving at the Speed of Darkness

Born To Run the Numbers marking the year since Donald Trump was elected President:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/11/one-year-in-moving-at-speed-of-darkness.html

Excerpt: "American used to be the nation that moved at the speed of light.Powered by freedom, motivated by the common good, steered by a sense of justice, and aimed at truth, we were forever out in front, bringing brilliant illumination into the black void. We were shining, bright, and lighting the way for all along the trail. We made mistakes, to be sure, and when we did, we paid dearly because we acted in broad daylight, fully visible to all because of the mantle of leadership we willingly shouldered. But the picture, writ large, was of a nation that was relentless, optimistic, surging on all fronts. We pushed every envelope -- in health, space, technology, communication, and in the mass production and infrastructure required to create the housing, transportation, food, and cleanliness that lifted an entire population’s standard of living dramatically within a single generation. We were a nation moving at the speed of light.

Today, we are moving at the speed of darkness. Obstructing the opponent within is more important than common prosperity. Destroying the perceived enemy is more important than unifying inspiration. Plausible lies are more convenient than hard truths. Dividing is easier than uniting, and inflaming hate of the unknown cheaper than making the investment required to achieve educated insight into otherness. And make no mistake: these travesties are being initiated, led, and exacerbated by our President. In order to assure his own position, Donald Trump is fomenting the polarization that could destroy America from within. Under Trump, we are sliding daily, a titan slivered and sliced by petty bickering and bitter hatreds, by intransigent opposition that would rather cut off the oxygen supply to the entire organism that give sustenance to the enemy. It is an America hostage to internecine conflicts resolved only by Pyrrhic victories. It is an America that is in free fall, rapidly declining from its apex of global achievement, leadership, and moral stature.
Posted by reggieandlee | Wed Nov 8, 2017, 07:40 AM (1 replies)

BTRTN: One Year In... Moving at the Speed of Darkness

Born To Run the Numbers marking the year since Donald Trump was elected President:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/11/one-year-in-moving-at-speed-of-darkness.html

Excerpt: "American used to be the nation that moved at the speed of light.Powered by freedom, motivated by the common good, steered by a sense of justice, and aimed at truth, we were forever out in front, bringing brilliant illumination into the black void. We were shining, bright, and lighting the way for all along the trail. We made mistakes, to be sure, and when we did, we paid dearly because we acted in broad daylight, fully visible to all because of the mantle of leadership we willingly shouldered. But the picture, writ large, was of a nation that was relentless, optimistic, surging on all fronts. We pushed every envelope -- in health, space, technology, communication, and in the mass production and infrastructure required to create the housing, transportation, food, and cleanliness that lifted an entire population’s standard of living dramatically within a single generation. We were a nation moving at the speed of light.

Today, we are moving at the speed of darkness. Obstructing the opponent within is more important than common prosperity. Destroying the perceived enemy is more important than unifying inspiration. Plausible lies are more convenient than hard truths. Dividing is easier than uniting, and inflaming hate of the unknown cheaper than making the investment required to achieve educated insight into otherness. And make no mistake: these travesties are being initiated, led, and exacerbated by our President. In order to assure his own position, Donald Trump is fomenting the polarization that could destroy America from within. Under Trump, we are sliding daily, a titan slivered and sliced by petty bickering and bitter hatreds, by intransigent opposition that would rather cut off the oxygen supply to the entire organism that give sustenance to the enemy. It is an America hostage to internecine conflicts resolved only by Pyrrhic victories. It is an America that is in free fall, rapidly declining from its apex of global achievement, leadership, and moral stature.
Posted by reggieandlee | Wed Nov 8, 2017, 07:39 AM (0 replies)
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