Tuesday, October 3, 2017

One of the most divisive Presidents in modern history could end up being one of the most uniting of our time. Simply that the more he tweets it causes the states to react. Out of self preservation than anything else. I could say it until I’m blue in the face: it isn’t the message they are against it is the messenger.

How many times did Barack Obama call out the Republicans for their obstructionism and their lack of will to pass any of his legislation. The lone Republican votes for the Affordable Care Act came from the Supreme Court.

Donald Trump starts calling people out and suddenly Congress are deer in headlights. So far the only person that hasn’t incurred the Donald’s wrath is the Vice President Mike Pence. Somehow he’s learned to stay in his place and goose step with the President.

Trump ends Daca right after Hurricane Harvey and dumps it into the lap of Congress. Again deer in headlights. Understood that Trump doesn’t trust them anymore than Obama did but Obama didn’t have them shaking in their boots they way Trump does. I question how many of these men have the Donalds money in their coffers. I can imagine he’s already measuring his bust on Mount Rushmore.

I’d imagine he’s feeling himself after the failure of another health care bill. Admittedly getting himself involved in the race to replace Jeff Sessions in the Senate from Alabama was a failure. Next he weighs in on the protests in the NFL. And they say bad press is better than no press at all. In one moment the Donald has quadrupled the number of athletes kneeling down at games of all sports. There is a level of tone deafness is all of this. Considering the voters of  Donald Trump are not just battle flag waving white supremacists. They’re in generally rural or suburban areas. The say many of his base are uneducated white men. The cave man element.

I believe it is not so. Of course their number are overwhelmingly white it is a number that are tired of being blamed for everything in history. What started out as a protest of police brutality has turned into a question of Patriotism, the flag and the constitution. Clearly these people have forgotten the job of the police are to arrest and apprehend.

Once again not knowing how many people voted for Trump and how many of them are team owners and even players. Many of them served their country. While many veterans might appreciate standing for the National Anthem and the Flag they know these athletes are doing nothing wrong but honoring the another American tradition of peaceful protest.

Professional sports an entity to go throwing shade at considering college players want to get paid and that time is coming. Trump bringing up the issue is exposes the hypocrisy of the sport. Colin Kaepernick was not on any of the thirty plus sidelines after Trump spoke out and he is still unemployed. If the ownership of the NFL wanted to be unified with the players then we would have heard Kaepernick’s name somewhere. He is the one who started it and it reached all the way to London.
This topic is hardly new and weighing in on it now is bad timing. Bad timing lead us into war.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump ignored seething Republicans and made good on his deal with Democrats, signing legislation that links $15.3 billion in disaster aid to an increase in the U.S. borrowing limit.
The law is a first installment in replenishing depleted federal emergency coffers. Trump signed it Friday as Hurricane Irma approached Florida and as Texas picks up the pieces after the devastation of Harvey. All 90 votes in opposition were cast by Republicans, some of whom hissed and booed administration officials who went to Capitol Hill to defend the package.
Conservative Republicans were upset that Trump cut the disaster-and-debt deal with Democratic leaders with no offsetting budget cuts.
"You can't just keep borrowing money," said GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina. "We're going to be $22 trillion in debt."

The aid measure, which passed the House on a vote of 316-90, was the first injection of emergency money that could rival or exceed the $110 billion federal response after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, though future aid packages may be more difficult to pass. The legislation also finances the government through Dec. 8.
In a closed-door meeting before the vote, more than a dozen Republicans stood up and complained about Trump cutting a deal with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi instead of GOP leaders trying to deliver on the president's agenda.
Budget chief Mick Mulvaney, a former tea party congressman from South Carolina who took a hard line against debt increases during his House tenure, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin faced a rough time in pleading for votes.

Mnuchin elicited hisses when he told the meeting of House Republicans "vote for the debt ceiling for me," said Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C.
Republicans were in disbelief after Mnuchin argued that the debt ceiling shouldn't be a political issue in the future, said Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C.
Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa., described a surreal scene with Mnuchin, a former Democratic donor, and Mulvaney, who almost certainly would have opposed the very measure he was sent to pitch, pressing Republicans to rally around the legislation.
"It's kind of like 'Where am I? What's going on here?'" Costello said. "If it wasn't so serious it kind of would have been funny."
Mulvaney was booed when he stepped to the microphone, though lawmakers said it was good-natured. He defended the deal and Trump.
"It was absolutely the right thing to do," Mulvaney told reporters after the meeting. "The president is a results-driven person, and right now he wants to see results on Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and tax reform. He saw an opportunity to work with Democrats on this particular issue at this particular time."
But Mulvaney further upset Republicans when he wouldn't promise spending cuts as part of a future debt limit vote.

Trump on Wednesday had cut a deal with Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi to increase the debt limit for three months, rather than the long-term approach preferred by the GOP leaders that would have resolved the issue through next year's midterms.
Conservatives disliked both options. Voting on the debt limit is politically toxic for Republicans, and the deal will make the GOP vote twice before next year's midterm elections.
Fiscal conservatives have clamored for deep cuts in spending in exchange for any increase in the government's borrowing authority. The storm relief measure had widespread support, but the linkage with the debt ceiling left many Republicans frustrated.
"Are we doing anything on fiscal sanity? No," said tea party Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va. "And so Mick (Mulvaney) came over today, the treasury secretary came over today, and we said, 'Do you have a plan for fiscal sanity going forward?' No. Crickets. So that's the frustration."
Democratic votes are invariably needed to increase the debt limit — and avert a potential market-quaking default on government obligations — and Schumer and Pelosi successfully pressed to waive the debt limit through Dec. 8. Democrats are cautious about working with Trump, but hold out hope for legislation on the budget, health care, and shielding young immigrants brought to this country illegally from deportation.
Moderate GOP Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said he's been encouraging Trump to find ways to work with Democrats. King attended a meeting in the White House on Thursday with lawmakers when the president asked him "how did I feel the bipartisan deal was going. Did I think it was good?" I said, "'Absolutely, we need more of it.' I said, 'You and Chuck. The two of you in the room. We can make some good deals.'"
By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Let me state for the record I have had no contact with anyone from the North Korean regime. I believe we should leave them alone as much as they’re swimming in sanctions. Adding more doesn’t cause them to blink. They posture all they want but no one considers them a threat. Those in the region set off a Bronx cheer with their usual wobble before crashing back to earth. Beat their chest all they want but no one wants war at their door. Americans want no part of regime change. Neither do the Chinese.

Trump believes military is answer to everything world wide. A blind to his domestic policy driven by White Nationalists which have bubbled up from the ooze to full frontal doings in Charlottesvile. His intent is to destroy political correctness and push civility out the door. He has no plan to govern. His plan is to throw a flash bang and shoot anything moving. What happens if some national tragedy happens and he has to do more than tweet?

I don’t believe he colluded with the Russians. What his lackeys tried to do he doesn’t have the creativity for it. Nor could he keep it to himself had he known. There is no need to discuss his lack of acumen with government when he expects those whose campaigns he paid for to do what they were paid to do. Enact his agenda.  Attempting to run the country like a business but we already knows he not good at that.

The distaste with Charlottesville and the like is brand new in this country. Though the Anti- fill in the blank group will be some how at fault. It is the method that the Republicans hate not the message. Most states are beholden to state constitutions and federal funds. They can scream progressive all they want but money talks. There will be more of these attacks. Consider open warfare in the streets. The outrage comes only because someone was killed in a very violent way. David Duke says it was the “Alt right” that elected Trump to office as if White Nationalists have a mandate. Speaking against them would be a betrayal. One could not help to notice the paramilitary display as a declaration of war. I could understand demonstration at the removal of a symbol of a cause. To each their demagogue. This is a case where the lone wolf did more harm than good to the cause. The “Alt right” reaction is that of a juvenile would a peer speak well of them. Peer in the Donald Trump would not denounce them. Setting these people free to see their dream of a white America realized. But he was elected and he is the President. As a man of color that scares me. As a man of color living in a thoroughly segregated city Charlottesville is the bellwether.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Considering myself a fair man in all things politics. I believe we should reign in government spending, upgrade military assets to keep us from being sitting ducks to every four hundred pound hacker. Keep our nose out of sovereign country’s business and or conflicts. By focusing on funding nuance sciences, mathematics and art, the United States becomes a very progressive country.
The cost of doing business is too costly as well the cost of doing anything else in this country. Lack of standard health care and education fuel division among the people. The United States exports prejudice unabashed and un-apologetic. At times they get things right. There is nothing wrong with a Conservative agenda as one that conserves the state for all who live within its confines. It is her duty and she’s given us the tools to do these things.
However, we have done nothing to ensure that all peoples survive. Fair wages and protection is what we need from our government not concern for party as they are equally destructive. Politics is local until it bubbles into a movement. Stadium full of battle flag waving. Suffer false prophet for the sake furthering separate and unequal.
There is nothing wrong with a Conservative agenda. You’re rewarded for your hard works, service to the people. Socially and fiscally responsible. Pro Choice. Upgrading our infrastructure. Being righteous to those who serve the country without blindly sending them to war because we’ve chosen to eschew diplomacy. War is personal. The survival of our friends from their neighbor obtaining a nuclear weapon. Making sure the people have food to eat without dumping the burden on charities. Take other countries to task that their people are starving. It is not for the US to feed the world but to act by example. Remove the hyphen from any Diaspora before American. Empower the people to succeed will weed out the lazy and criminal. With that comes a world view and see the world as one.
The destruction of our lands and resources in the name of capitalism is ignorant though in the name of independence is worth research. This is no liberal ideal. This is American. Her people are exceptional. Conservatism isn’t throwing people to the wolves as progressives seek to tax and tax and sit on their hands. Modern day abolitionists but of course their liberalism ends at their borders.
There’s nothing wrong with a Conservative administration. The autonomy of the Judiciary. The rule of law drives this country as the federal government is very efficient for a moderate country. Religion has its place until it’s spoken out. It is the speeches that ruin the banquet. I can certainly Monday morning quarter back things from a nondescript apartment in Chicago. More afraid of ICE agents than nuclear war heads on the head of ICBM’s. However there should be great level of diplomacy.