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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Although he is still a clown, nobody laughs at Donald Trump anymore — which may be the real purpose of his candidacy, at least as far as he is concerned. The casino mogul is pleased to instill fear among Republican elites, as he dominates their presidential nominating contest — and forces them to face a hard question about the man who is exciting such belligerent enthusiasm among Republican voters:

Is Trump a real live fire-breathing fascist?

From Newsweek to Salon to the Daily Caller, commentators of various colorations have found ample reason to apply that often-discredited label to him. While these observers hesitate to lump Trump in with totalitarian dictatorships and historic crimes against humanity, they are clearly worried by his strongman appeal, his populist rhetoric, and his rejection of GOP free-market orthodoxy. Matt Lewis complains that Trump is reviving Nietzschean notions that inspired fascist ideology; Jeffrey Tucker warns that Trump is hostile to individual freedom and sees himself as the embodiment of the state, like fascist leaders before him.

Such worried conservatives aren’t wrong, but they seem unwilling or unable to grasp the clearest evidence that Trump is channeling toxic currents from the past—namely, his appeals to racial bigotry, his xenophobic and truculent attitude toward other nations, and his extremist “solution” to the problem of illegal immigration. Others have observed that the Republicans have only themselves to blame for encouraging the crude prejudices that Trump now calls forth in his “un-P.C.” way, as Maureen Dowd so cutely phrased it.

Yet whether Trump may be accurately defined as a “fascist” or not, his political ascent increasingly resembles a Saturday Night Live version of the rise of Hitler or Mussolini. Both dictators were mocked as buffoons in their day, but when they suddenly came to power the joke was no longer quite so funny.

Meanwhile, obvious clues to the noxious nature of Trumpism keep cropping up across the political landscape like poison mushrooms. In Boston’s “Southie” neighborhood, once headquarters of the openly racist anti-busing movement known as ROAR (Restore Our Alienated Rights), two white males severely beat an older Hispanic man, breaking his nose and urinating on him. When arrested, one of the thugs told police, “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.”

Rather than deplore this atrocity by criminal bigots, Trump’s initial impulse was to praise the zeal of his supporters. “It would be a shame,” he said when first told of the beating, then added: “I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.” (Actually, the men who carried out the Boston beating were two career felons — with the kind of criminal record that Trump wrongly suggests is typical of immigrants.)

At a big rally in Mobile, Alabama, Trump called to the stage Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL), the only prominent politician he has singled out for praise. Sessions is a dubious figure whose federal judicial nomination was once rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee over his record of racially inflammatory behavior and remarks — which included calling a white civil rights lawyer “a disgrace to his race” and opposing the Voting Rights Act. Today, of course, Sessions is a valued advisor to Trump and donned a “Make America Great Again” cap as the billionaire embraced him. More importantly, he is the chief Senate opponent of legal immigration to the United States.

Opposition to legal as well as illegal immigration is a foundation of the white nationalist movement in the United States (and was also a cornerstone of the program of the National Socialist German Workers Party). So perhaps nobody should have been too surprised when a loud voice in the Mobile audience greeted Sessions’ arrival by screaming “White Power!”

Again, the reaction of the Trump campaign was more telling than the incident itself. Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, a former employee of the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity front group, responded that he wasn’t aware of the “white power” shouter. “I don’t know about the individual you’re talking about in Alabama,” he insisted. “I know there were 30-plus thousand people in that stadium. They were very receptive to the message of ‘making America great again’ because they want to be proud to be Americans again.”

Asked about the Boston beating, Lewandowski acknowledged that violence is “unacceptable,” continuing: “However, we should not be ashamed to be Americans. We should be proud of our country, proud of our heritage, and continue to be the greatest country in the world.”

Like his boss, Lewandowski isn’t subtle – and the dogwhistle in his answers about “heritage” and being “proud” could be heard loud and clear. Certainly the country’s white supremacist underworld is hearing that message and rallying behind Trump, despite concerns about his long-standing connections with Jewish New Yorkers.

The troubling tone in Trump’s language can be detected when he talks about foreign affairs and national security too. As David Cay Johnston recently reported, the draft-dodging billionaire constantly emphasizes his unilateral and nationalist approach to other countries, from Mexico to China to the Middle East. He boasts that he is the “most militaristic” candidate, and has blatantly advocated attacking other countries to “take” their oil. Imperial warmongering against foreign nations is a classic hallmark of fascism – indeed, it was military aggression by Nazi Germany that led to World War II.

Finally there is Trump’s “solution” to illegal immigration, echoed by cowardly Republican candidates who quake in his shadow. He promises to deport all of the estimated 11-12 million immigrants who crossed the southern border without papers, a plan that would be ruinously expensive, impossible to complete, and grossly inhumane in its attempted execution. The only analogous projects on that scale were atrocities carried out by the Turks against the Armenians and, later, by the Nazis and their fascist allies against the European Jews.

Imagine a country that seeks to round up millions of brown-skinned people by force, transforming itself into a police state, while mobs of vigilantes in militias scourge the frightened families out of hiding. It is not hard to predict scenes of bloodshed and horror.

No, Donald, that isn’t the way to “make America great again.” For most of us – the majority of citizens who have no use for Trump and Trumpism — that isn’t America at all.

Photo: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally held in Ladd-Peebles stadium in Mobile, Alabama, August 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Brantley

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272 responses to “‘Fascist’ Trump Isn’t First Demagogue Laughed Off As A Buffoon”

  1. Theodora30 says:

    I have understood fascism to be the control of a country by an authoritarian, militaristic government aided and abetted by corporate leaders. By that standard Republicans have been moving in that direction for a long time. The Donald is a just a more open demagogue.
    As to the comparison with Hitler he seemed to have a much more thought out, comprehensive ideology than Trump whose ideas depend on which way the wind is blowing, not any deeply held belief. He is a carnival barker.

    • jmprint says:

      Right now the ring leader.

    • Karen Bille-Golden says:

      The only deeply held belief he has is the one where he thinks he’s better than anyone else, You know the one he keeps repeating….he’s the best God has to offer. I want to know when God turned on us!!

      • Theodora30 says:

        I doubt that the Donald I’d truly religious. He is just pandering to the religious right. The only God he believes in is himself.

  2. Dominick Vila says:

    Unfortunately, there have also been several demagogues like Trump who instead of being laughed at have risen to power and are responsible for some of their worst catastrophes in the history of humanity.
    The most disconcerting part of Trump’s popularity is the support he is getting from millions of Americans, who are impressed with his “authenticity” The only thing that is authentic about his discourse and proposals are the intense hatred, intolerance, lack of compassion, social irresponsibility, and inhumanity he articulates to proudly to the delight of his followers. Most civilized, sane, people don’t consider demerits like those exhibited by Trump every time he opens his mouth, personal attributes worth considering or embracing. What he is saying borders on insanity, mixed with a heavy dose of hatred, arrogance, narcissism, and inhumanity. He is not a person whose ideas should be ignored. He is dangerous. Some of the worst examples of inhumanity, including genocide, were carried out when people like Donald Trump were not challenged and were allowed to rise to positions of leadership and authority.

  3. _Steve_ says:

    People should both appreciate and understand the separation of powers that exist in our Constitution, preventing a demagogue from authoritative rule as this author spins the situation. As such, this article, like many other from this simply tabloid journalism called “the national Memo” and lacks any serious substance.

    • FireBaron says:

      Unfortunately, the doctrine of the “Imperialist” Presidency was defended by John Roberts during his confirmation hearings for Chief Justice.

    • charleo1 says:

      If you have a bone to pick with the article, then you should be specific in pointing it out. Yes, the Constitution may hamper a demagogic rule. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t great harm to be realized by electing a demagogue, a racists, or a militaristic warmonger, as Commander in Chief.

    • Elliot J. Stamler says:

      You could not be more wrong. Read history. Weimar Germany had a thoroughly democratic constitution. On Jan. 30, 1933 he was invested as chancellor with nazis a minority in his cabinet. WITHIN THREE MONTHS HE FASTENED AN IRON DICTATORSHIP OVER HIS MAJOR AND IMPORTANT COUNTRY. If you think it can’t happen here, you are wrong. Look at the faces of those 30,000 redneck dixie extremists in Alabama cheering Trump…which is ALREADY a substantially fascist state. That should tell you a lot.

      • _Steve_ says:

        Why are you comparing America to Nazi Germany, that’s like comparing it to Fascist Israel.

        • Elliot J. Stamler says:

          This comment simply shows that you are a Jew-hating anti-semitic rat. Anyone who, whether or not they agree with all of Israel’s policies, call’s this obvious democracy a fascist state is themselves a clear jew-hater. So Steve, go join Hitler your icon, in hell.

          • _Steve_ says:

            You read that all the time written by Zionists, Op-Eds of jpost and haaretz saying that.. go figure. Most state a Jewish Israel is simply impossible to be called a democracy, or its a democracy of the elite. When you see the entire subjects of the Israeli state having equal rights, then it will be closer. It wasn’t founded as a democratic state, calling it that is utter hypocrisy.

            The last nation most similar to what exists today is what… Nazi Germany?

    • jmprint says:

      When we are talking about Trump, there is NO substance. What do you expect?

    • CrankyToo says:

      Hmmmmm. You say the Constitution’s separation of powers doctrine insulates us from “authoritative rule”. But a few posts above yours, your butthole buddy, Paulyz says “Emperor Obama” is dooming the country with his “unlawful” executive actions.

      Q: Which one of you two wingdings knows the difference between goosesh!t and tapioca?

      A: Neither.

      • _Steve_ says:

        Ok, you win.. Dipshit.. Think what you what, ignorance is bliss.

        Obama won the popular vote not once, but twice. Where people are stupid, they elect the same.

        • CrankyToo says:

          Ordinarily, I’d be happy to engage in a battle of wits… But in this case, it wouldn’t be fair – you’re obviously unarmed.

          • David says:

            But, they might be full of goosesh!t or tapioca!

          • CrankyToo says:

            I think you’re right, Bro (and I think it’s the former). But if that knucklehead _Steve_ is right about ignorance being bliss, he must be one happy SOB. And can you believe he called me a dipsh!t? Twice! What a dipsh!t. I’m outta here. Peterstain!

          • David says:

            Brother, I don’t know you very well but, from what I have discerned, dipsh!t is the last word I would use to describe you. When it comes to dipsh!ts, I should know, I have meet quite a few dipsh!ts over the last 33 years. That’s how long I’ve been practicing law. ‘Til we meet again!

          • CrankyToo says:

            Another weird coincidence! I’ve never in my 63 years needed legal council – until this very week. My wife and I just built a home in southern Utah. Been in it 3 months now and can’t get the builder to fix the defects in his workmanship. Just put my threatening letter in the mail to him this PM. Funny. Peace, Brother.

          • David says:

            I am licensed in Tex and Okla- not Utah. But, likely you will have a claim for breach of contract. There is at a minimum a breach of the implied covenant to build the house in a ‘good and workmanlike’ manner. Write down every day and time you observed any defects in construction. Catalog all defects. Get an expert (a builder for example) to review each defect; confirm that it is because of shoddy workmanship; and, give you an estimate for repairing the defect. You will likely have to engage counsel. My prayers are with you!

            P.S. You know that with our God, there are no coincidences!

          • CrankyToo says:

            Thanx for the advice, my friend. I especially like what you said about an “implied covenant to build…. in a good and workmanlike manner”. I have been keeping copious notes all along the way (a habit I developed as an investigator). By the way, I got the same exact advice from a lawyer friend down in Vegas, so it must be spot on. Udaman!

            PS – Don’t forget to bill me your usual and customary consultation fee. God bless. And change your wicked ways, you damn Republican.

          • David says:

            Thank you, Brother! Okay, here is my fee: 1) Read Phillipians 4-13; 2) Remember that there are good men on the other side of the aisle!
            I will try to remember that as well. Keep me informed as your legal odyssey progresses. dwksooner@gmail.com

          • CrankyToo says:

            Cheers, Bro. I’m hard up against it at the moment, but as soon as I get two minutes to rub together, I’ll shoot you an email. Look for it soon.

          • David says:

            Hey, check under your “conversation” with Paulyz.

          • _Steve_ says:

            Ok, dipshit, drench in it

  4. Böcker says:

    Trump will not be the nominee, he won’t last though the primaries because his money won’t last that long, self funding is hard even if you are a billionaire. That and his message is foolish and he has no policy to speak of that is practical.

    • FireBaron says:

      It will be interesting to see how his anti-immigrant, anti-14th Amendment rhetoric plays among the heavily Cuban-American population in Florida. They are currently the only foreign nationals who are allowed to immigrate into the US with no questions asked. Many of them have more questionable criminal backgrounds than the Mexicans and Guatemalans that Trump rails against, yet we welcome them because they are from Cuba.
      Hey, maybe this means that Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal will have their citizenship stripped!

    • docb says:

      The main point is the dumpster is not Liquid and his estimate as to worth is pie in the sky gratuitous BS…

    • jmprint says:

      Oh but the Koch are right there to fill in the gap. They say he is not bought, but he is, it’s just in future payments.

  5. Harbinger08 says:

    Fortunately the likes of Donald Trump has no chance of getting elected. As disturbing as this display may seem now the world will breathe a sign of relief when the US once again shows its sanity and rejects these rightwing facist throwbacks. He is doing great damage to the GOP right now, even more so if he actually gets nominated. The loss in the upcoming election may be enough to break the Republic party for good if enough progressive voters show up. If the Republicans elect another president and finish what they have started I doubt the country will ever be able to recover.

    • The damage he does to the moribund group called the GOP is just what the “Doctor”(that unknowable Essence) has ordered.
      Only when the diseased organism is allowed to be completely desiccated and removed from the “body” will the patient(America and the world) be able to start the healing process.

  6. gmccpa says:

    These discussions about whether Trump is labeled a Fascist, a bigot, imperialistic, etc….are missing the point. The reason he resonates so well with the Republican party is BECAUSE he is all of the above. And obviously, so are most of them.

    • FireBaron says:

      Thus endeth the Party of Lincoln, Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Nelson Rockefeller, Edwin Brooke and Martin Luther King, Jr.

      • Paul Bass says:

        Martin Luther King was NOT a Republicans. He was very careful not to endorse any political party in his lifetime. There is a vast amount of info on this, just google it.

      • Elliot J. Stamler says:

        It ended a long time ago. I left it officially over 20 years ago and emotionally before that. Once Reagan came in he opened it up to the Falwells and Robertsons back then to begin taking it over lock, stock and barrel. They have!

      • Kevin says:

        MLK, Jr. was NOT a Republican. You are thinking of his father MLK, Sr.

    • Elliot J. Stamler says:

      To: gmcccpa: congrats, you nailed it 100%.

    • paulyz says:

      Nope, they are just the people that have had enough of Obama & Big Federal Government encroachment on OUR Government.

      • CrankyToo says:

        Help me understand something here, DickieBird…. Is not the “Big Federal Government” YOUR government? And if not, who, what and where is YOUR government? Have you and your redneck pals seceded again?

        • paulyz says:

          For idiot, useful idiots like you that LIKE a big controlling Federal Government. Would love to hear you bitch & moan if this Big Fed. Gov. became anti-Liberal/Socialist. Hey, maybe it will after Millions have seen how it worked for you. You set the stage.

          • CrankyToo says:

            I’m a reasonably intelligent guy, and I’m fairly fluent in several languages, but I’m afraid I don’t speak gibberish. If you’d care to explain that last dumba$$ post in some form of English, I’d be happy to engage. Otherwise, pi$$ off.

          • paulyz says:

            I think you are just a legend in your own Liberal, elitist mind. You can’t even cipher English. I know several languages myself, besa me culo. LMAO.

          • David says:

            Paulyz- I read your posts from time to time and you and I share the same political view. We find the liberal mindset to be, frankly, pretty f’ng stupid.
            However, CrankyToo is retired USAF. He doesn’t need me to defend him. He and I disagree (sometimes angrily). But, he is deserving of our respect for the service he gave to our country.
            Our God told us that the greatest commandment was to “Love your God with all your heart, all your mind, and all your strength.” He also told to love one another. The word used by the Geeks for that love for others was the brotherly love for one another. I don’t know if you served, but if you did, CrankyToo is our Brother. Disagree with him when he is wrong — often he is! But, respect the fact he was a warrior. Have a blessed day!

          • CrankyToo says:

            I appreciate you vouching for me, David Respect, Brother!

            And I reread Philipians 4:13 today – tho I didn’t need to. It’s one of my wife’s favorites. It hangs on a placque over her desk (another strange coincidence). She’s constantly beating me over the head with it.

            In any case, your point is taken. There are good folks on both sides of the isle. Still, I’m glad Paulyz is on your team. Peace, Bro.

            PS Dtgraham speaks better Deutsch than I. See above.

          • paulyz says:

            David, I have much respect for our Military & have many family members that served & are serving our Country, but that doesn’t give him the right to disrepect me by being the first one to start name-calling. So I respond with the same useless insults myself, to show them how juvenile it is.

          • David says:

            Thank you for the reply. Let’s all breathe and know that there are intelligent human beings (even on their side!) who engage in discourse on this liberal site. When we find them, we can show that we are above the name calling. Please, have a blessed day!

          • Kathleen J Chansley says:

            David your post is not a good one. I for one American citizen respect all the people who served for our country and I have many in my family that did. I disagree that I must give him the benefit of the doubt because he served our country. My opinion deserves respect also and if I want to say something I will. Religion has nothing to do with agreeing or disagreeing. I do believe that Jesus got very angry and threw the money changers out of the temple. He kinda had a temper too and he served the world.

          • David says:

            Kathleen —
            Thank you for your comment. I didn’t say “give him the benefit of the doubt”. I said respect the fact that he was a warrior for our nation. That respect goes to not calling people names. Now, all that aside, you are very right that respect should be shown to everyone. I agree. So, please let me respectfully say to you, “Have a blessed day”!

          • Kathleen J Chansley says:

            Thanks but no thanks!

      • Paul Bass says:

        Please change your handle. I use my REAL name, and you are such an embarrassment to it. Your mendacity and duplicity is beyond belief. Go back to Fox, the RWNJ are the only ones who listen to your nonsense.

  7. FireBaron says:

    Hopefully, once people realize his “Trumpisms” are just “trumpery” he will fade away, kicking and screaming, back into the woodwork.

  8. John Murchison says:

    I once thought GW Bush would never be elected. After he was, I thought…what harm could he do? Then I found out. We should never take these people too lightly or discount them entirely in the belief that people surely know better.

    • neeceoooo says:

      Technically, GW was not elected, he just stole the election. But I do agree with your thoughts, do not take too lightly what can and does happen.

  9. Eleanore Whitaker says:

    Trump won’t be elected. If you change channels to BBC and listen to the rest of the world, Trump and the GOP clown car are a joke. It’s only out of political media outside the US have to stifle laughter as they report the next round of GOP BS.

    • mike says:

      Yet, your gal is tanking in the polls for being dishonest and untrustworthy. You should be more worried about who will replace her and if they can win in 2016. Biden is a buffoon and Bernie has limited appeal. When you look at the Democratic leadership you have a bunch of old and tired politicians, good luck with them.
      Thump won’t last and neither will Clinton.

      • highpckts says:

        Innocent until proven beyond doubt that one is guilty! Oh I forgot, that only applies to Republicans!!

        • mike says:

          Another stupid remark from you which only shows you still have your head up her a$$ and living in denial of the facts.

          • Eleanore Whitaker says:

            You don’t agree with anyone do you Big Butt? Is your mouth as big as your Butt too? From your posts, I’d say the trailer park is your private little haven while you run occasionally to the mailbox looking for your welfare handout.

          • mike says:

            Another stupid and worthless remark from old Eleanore. Thanks for the laugh.

          • highpckts says:

            I didn’t say I was or was not voting for her!!
            That is the premise of our judicial system is it not?? Innocent until proven guilty?? Again I say not for Republicans!! Hang them first and ask questions later or never! And by the way the Justice Department says Clinton is in the clear!! Mental midget!!

          • mike says:

            The evidence continues to mount each and every day showing she has lied on almost every subject she denied ever happening. Generational classified documents were found in emails
            Only you would be think the FBI investigates a server, you idiot she is part of the investigation.
            Now why are her polls tanking?? She has been proven to be a liar and is untrustworthy. Tell me why she never had a Inspector General during her time at SD. Simple answer she didn’t want to be outed for using an illegal and unauthorized server to conduct govt. business even after Obama directed all his administration to use the govt system.

      • Eleanore Whitaker says:

        “MY” girl isn’t tanking. Your boys of the GOP clown car brigade can’t keep their mouths shut long enough to make any sense.

        First of all, this is the shank of 2015. The GOP and Hillary won’t go head to head until September 2016. I was a Republican for 33 years..Nothing you can tell me about the dirty, low down disgusting tactics men of the GOP play is something I can’t add to from experience.

        As for Hillary and your claims of her being guilty…Check the legislative records. There were NO laws until 2014 when Obama signed off on them to hand over emails, servers, etc.

        But, since you boys are always so befrigged and stupid, you actually think that the Justice Dept. will single out ONLY HILLARY? Boy are you a dipshit.

        The State Dept. already asked 4 prior Secretaries of State for the same information…ONLY Hillary complied. Why? Do Rumsfled, Rice or any of the GOP Secy. of State have something to hide?

        You can’t seriously think that Hillary will be the ONLY one who loses in Gowdy Roy Cohn McCarthy era BS investigation. Try again honcho…stupidity in your gender is obvious with 20 males of the GOP all at each other’s throats. roflmao

        • mike says:

          Still living in La La Land aren’t you???
          Legislative records??? Really!!! You might go and review the rules and regulations of the NARA 2009 as to responsibilities of a federal employee. You might get your head out of her a$$.
          Now tell me how many past Sec. of State had there own “SERVER”???
          Better yet tell us all, oh brilliant one, why Hillary refuses to have a press conference about her own private server. What is she hiding? What you can’t stomach is the fact that the smartest women in all the world can’t explain or answer a question about her conduct without getting caught in a lie.
          Face it, she is a poor campaigner, not liked, and has been labeled dishonest and untrustworthy.

          • Eleanore Whitaker says:

            Hey dipshit. All of the last 4 Secretaries of State had their own servers for one reason: The State Department would not have asked to see all of their emails and their servers. DUH.

            Hillary doesn’t need to have you male harpies pick over her bones. Smart women kick butt and take names and leave you guys wandering aimlessly in your stupid little world of male dreams.

            Hillary isn’t a poor campaigner. She just knows like all women do, to strike when the iron is hot. Right now there is NO iron and no heat. Try again.

          • mike says:

            The only dipsh$t is you. Not one had their own server, they had private emails but never a PRIVATE SERVER. You also ignore the 2009 NARA rules and regulations put into effect and that Obama directed all in his administration to use the govt. system. She ignored his directive and thought she could control her correspondence, it has all backfired and to this day has refused to address the American people as to why she used such poor judgement.

            Only a dumb women like you thinks she has not used poor judgement.
            http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/aug/18/howard-dean/howard-dean-tremendous-number-public-officials-hav/

          • gmccpa says:

            That’s bull about the private email vs private server. If they used their private email outside of the State Dept….it went through a private (or public server). Colin Powell was extremely vague about the whole thing…and he admits he destroyed his emails. Its a stretch to believe someone used their private email only while physically located inside the State Dept. NO ONE uses email that way.

          • mike says:

            The bull is all in your mental midget mind.

            Did Powell or any other cabinet member have a private server? No!! You don’t think every democratic operative hasn’t been looking something to take the heat off Clinton The Clinton server is unique and unprecedented, it was unprotected and unauthorized by the 2009 NARA rules and regulations.

            She ran her personal emails and govt. business through her private server.

            Wake up and get your head out of her A$$.

            http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/aug/18/howard-dean/howard-dean-tremendous-number-public-officials-hav/

            Hillary Clinton not only thwarted the Federal Records Act and a White House directive that largely barred the use of private e-mail for official purposes, but also an Obama mandate on national security. Now, one can argue that these DHS audits didn’t do much for OPM or the IRS, to name a few agencies with massive hacks of sensitive data, and … they’d be right, of course. But at least those agencies allowed for security audits. The State Department under Hillary Clinton misled DHS through omission, and created yet another layer of vulnerability through another display of impunity on Hillary’s part.

            Here’s something else that your left wing idiots don’t want to talk about. Hillary never had an Inspector General the whole time she was secretary.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inspector_General_of_the_Department_of_State

            She is a liar and has ZERO INTEGRITY and you making excuses for her shows just how little INTEGRITY YOU POSSESS.
            You are a joke.

          • Eleanore Whitaker says:

            You ARE a dipshit. Your only impetus is to insure Hillary can’t run in 2016. Do that and men like you are on the shitlist of 90% of American women.

            The Justice Dept. and State Dept. have already state Hillary did nothing that other Secretaries of State before her have done.

            Only dipshit bully men like you think you can continue to dominate. You don’t mind McWifie bringing home that 2nd income to make your butt end cushy cushy…just so long as McWifie doesn’t try to earn more than you or become YOUR boss.

            As for politifact links, anything you post is BS and not to be believed. After all, Keeping your MANhood dominance is all that matters to a dipshit male like you. Tell mommy to change your Pampers…yours are overloaded.

          • mike says:

            As usual you are being intellectually dishonest. No other Sec. of State had their own private server.
            Remember it was NYT that broke the story.
            Keep up that gender hatred so I can continue to laugh.

          • Eleanore Whitaker says:

            Yes…the NY Times broke the story…but now the state department has cleared Hillary of any wrongdoing jerkboy…Here’s the link: http://americannewsx.com/politics/hillary-clinton-cleared-of-all-wrongdoing-with-e-mails-by-state-department/

            Now eatshit and die.

          • mike says:

            As usual you are being intellectually dishonest again.
            Kirby was referring to emails not the server.
            She hasn’t been cleared of the most serious, a server unauthorized and unsecured. You are so ignorant of the NARA 2009 rules and regulations of which she violated many.
            You and Kirby are laughable because the State Department got hoodwinked by good old Hill and were caught flat footed of the revelations about the server. They looked bad then and continue to look bad now because of Hillary”s private server that the SD didn’t even know about until the subpoenas starting coming.
            When the FBI clears her and they are investigating her and when the DOJ takes a position, she hasn’t been cleared of squat.

          • Eleanore Whitaker says:

            I am not the one who broke the story asshat. I am not ignorant or NARA rules. But I am intellectually astute enough to know when a little boy like you is trying to sabotage a woman running for president.

            Hillary is not going to jail. ooooooh and doesn’t that just kill you? Hillary is not going anywhere but the White House….oooooooooh and doesn’t that make you furious?

            Men like you are so ignorant and stupid. You do the crime and look around for women to blame. I hear your warden calling jerk boy…Time to leave the prison yard and return to your cell.

          • mike says:

            Yes you are ignorant of the NARA rules or you wouldn’t be posting such asinine remarks. She had a private server to control her emails and public records,deleted emails that were the property of the fed. Govt.. Every email belongs NOT TO HILLARY, but to the people of USA.
            No, you are dishonest just like Hillary.
            You are a sack of sh$t just like Clinton. Hillary brought this on herself, used very poor judgement which shows she is unsuited for president.

          • Harbinger08 says:

            You’re going to be awfully disappointed when this whole phony scandal comes to a big, fat nothing, again. Got any ideas what the next one will be?

    • RED says:

      Yeah, but that’s what’s kind of scary. The rest of the world seems have majority populations of intelligent people. Whereas here in the U.S., the Cons have unleashed a terrible sickness on the most ignorant people and it has spread far and wide infected large numbers of idiots.

      • idamag says:

        And it is these less-than-intelligent-poorly-read people that are a malignancy on our Democracy.

        • RED says:

          It’s truly a tragedy!! Being from the South, I’ve watched Fox and these other scumbags turn my own family from being intelligent caring people to blind adherence to the GOP lie machine. It really makes me sad. My own mother who’s only retirement is social security has no clue that the Republican scumbags would take her social security and throw her thre street if they can. And then Fox would proclaim it’s because of the illegal immigrants!! Truly disgusting what a horrible group of people Cons have become.

      • Eleanore Whitaker says:

        It’s a GOP “blind.” When I was a Republican, I can’t tell you how often what you saw was so far from what the GOP planned. These boys are playing like ruthless CEOs of the government. Until we take them down in shame, they won’t learn the lesson of a lifetime. Lose public trust and you go no where.

      • Dominick Vila says:

        Let’s not confuse what the most radical wing of the Republican party says and does, with what the GOP establishment is likely to do; let alone with the overwhelming majority of mainstream Americans will do when we all go to the polls next year.

        • RED says:

          The idea that there is an “establishment wing” is the Republican that isn’t as radical and as insane as their “base” is getting kinda difficult to believe. What Republican candidates aren’t proposing whacko extreme ideology? None, Bush is just as nutty and radical as all the rest. The establishment candidates are better Con artists and would prefer to keep their disgusting and evil views and plans hidden from people who possess intelligence and decency, two traits Cons consider “leftist” because the Cons are devoid of either trait!

  10. “Although he is still a clown, nobody laughs at Donald Trump anymore “.
    This statement is part true, and part false. The first phrase is true in that he still acts as a clown and is compelled to be a bombastic buffoon. As for the 2nd part, I and legions of others are still laughing at how the “Emperor” has taken off his “clothes” and stands naked before all on earth(and to others elsewhere in the galaxy).
    A news report this morning talked about how dementia is on track to rapidly increase world-wide, and may cost a trillion dollars to treat and care for.
    Trump, and his vast number of unthinking minions, highlights the spread of dementia. Also, the game-show contestants vying to be the POTUS provide a graphic example of the increase in this affliction.

  11. paulyz says:

    Liberals have allowed Obama Emperor status & dismissed his unlawful Executive actions as just something that needed to be done. I stated before that if Liberals allow the erosion of our Separation of Powers, someday it may come back to enrage you. But Trump IS just following our Laws & as Chief Executive, it will be his duty & responsibility to enforce them.

    • jmprint says:

      Croc-a doodle-do.

    • RED says:

      Wow!! You are just determined to not live in reality are ya? It’s truly amazing!! I always forget how debilitating and destructive to the mind and human intelligence the Con sickness is!! I wish there was a cure for this terrible sickness but it seems that once you’ve become ignorant enough to be susceptible to the disease, a cure is nearly impossible. Or to put it more succinctly, “there ain’t no cure for stupid!” It’s just so sad and sickening to see how many have been afflicted by this horrible disease.

      • CrankyToo says:

        Don’t be sad, RED. Look on the bright side: the disease seems only to afflict those of low intelligence. It’s just a Darwinian principle at work.

    • highpckts says:

      Oh BS and you know it!! You can count on one hand the number of executive orders this President has issued compared to previous Presidents! Funny, you didn’t scream when the Republican Presidents issued over 200!! Hypocrite!

    • bobnstuff says:

      Executive Orders are legal and have ben since Washington. If you can read here is an explanation

      http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Executive+Order

      You really need to study a little history.

      • idamag says:

        And if a president gets stuck with a malicious House of Representatives, he has two choices: Do nothing and let the country go to fascism or make some executive decisions. Someone has to govern, Congress isn’t.

        • paulyz says:

          So when the elected REPRESENTATIVES of The People, (Congress), the Legislative Branch, decides they shouldn’t pass certain Legislation just because the President wants it, then he has tge right to “go it alone”. Think about that for a minute dummy, that is Dictatorship.

      • paulyz says:

        ONLY if they don’t ignore our Laws legislated by Congress. Maybe you should read up on the very basis of our Government by the People & our Representatives, not by decree from an executor.

    • bobnstuff says:

      You do know executive orders are legal. It’s how a president runs the country and has been since Washington.

      • idamag says:

        You know that no matter how he spells it, paulyz and lyz and lies.

      • paulyz says:

        Read my reply to dummy above.

        • bobnstuff says:

          And as I said Obama’s executive orders are lawful. This is how our government works. Just because you don’t understand facts doesn’t make me a dummy.

          • paulyz says:

            Incorrect on Obama’s unlawful Amnesty for Millions of ILLEGALS that violated OUR Laws. You know Obama himself stated he couldn’t do this. You can NOT give Executive Orders if they ignore existing LAWS legislated by Congress, our Representatives. Why would you want it any other way, which goes entirely against our basic Separation of Powers?

    • Independent1 says:

      Say, why don’t you put something like that on Teddy Roosevelt’s (a Republican) grave? Given he issued more than 1200 of them to get around a do-nothing Congress.

      Or how about Eisenhower who did the same by issuing over 400 of them?? or Even Reagan who issued around 380 of them??

      Obama hasn’t gotten anywhere near as many as virtually every Republican in office since 1900 except for maybe Ford.

      • paulyz says:

        But we are talking about ILLEGAL executive orders dummy, which Obama himself admitted. Duhhh.

        • Independent1 says:

          Sorry lowlife, but Obama has issued NO ILLEGAL EOs! JUST IN THE MIND OF A PATHOLOGICAL WORTHLESS LOWLIFE RWNJ LIKE YOU!!!!!

        • Independent1 says:

          Are you aware dumbcoff that FDR actually created the WPA back in the 1930s with an EO – that was used to reconstruct half of America during the depression??

          That was before Congress wrote a law in the 1970s creating the Office of Budget and Management and made it so today’s presidents can’t write EOs that need lots of spending – because they were afraid the Republican crook that was in office would abuse his power!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Independent1 says:

      You just love coming on here and sounding like the village idiot!! Don’t you!! You just don’t realize how your stupidity is cementing our opinion that you RWNJs are just absolutely LOW IQ STUPID IDIOTS!!!!!!!!

  12. Carolyn1520 says:

    The remedy for all of this is getting out the vote. These fools are still in the minority.

  13. Sundance98 says:

    Trump is an outrage to our American system of government. Look up demogoguery and you will find Donald Trump’s photograph. Anyone can call yell fire in a crowded room, but that is why it is against the law. The media is at fault for these words: “Trump seems to be tapping into the frustrations of the American people!” Yep, we are getting really frustrated with Donald Trump. How about just ONE workable solution to Immigration, International Trade and our Global/Banking Community of Nations that is legal and caring? Does he have more than one a one liner response to any of these? Donnie boy we fired you a long time ago! Clear out your desk and leave the property.
    As mom used to say: “That guy is repulsive!”

    • janis mcdonald says:

      Considering all the rhetoric we’ve listened to from candidates and politicians over the years, the promises, the “solutions” that they were at some point going to implement — regarding the issues you mention as well as many others of importance to this country — NO WONDER TRUMP LOOKS SO GOOD. And the sad thing is, we can actually take heart with the full knowledge that no matter what Trump would try to do as President — CONGRESS WOULD STONEWALL AS THEY ALWAYS DO. Is THAT what we want? If I had to vote today, I’d vote for Trump — because the politicians are the same, the same, the same …

      • Sundance98 says:

        Having voted for Ross Perot twice, Harry Brown once, Bo Greitz once, Reagan twice, George and Laura twice and Obama twice…..we can say with impunity – it doesn’t matter who you vote for. The good news is that Hillary with all her warts will win, kicking and scratching all the way to eight more years of American Exceptionalism. (Whatever that means!) Going to war with anyone just to test our new weapons systems…as we have done for the last 80 years? Who cares? We just can’t stand the thought of having to listen to the Trumpster – that ego manic blowhard for even four years without pulling out our hair.

      • highpckts says:

        I will not vote for Trump no matter what but you are correct in that whoever gets the Presidency, Congress will not cooperate! Unless we get new blood in Congress, and I don’t necessarily mean all Dems or Repubs, but moderates that can see both sides and are able to compromise, it will be the same old crap! None of them work “for” the people that elected them.

        • neeceoooo says:

          And that is why we as the American People need to stand up and be a part of the solution which means to vote, send letters or speak out against what we think is wrong. I know, I say that and I even send letters but then I think, why bother, no one is reading them. As the President said after the last election, let’s not get cynical.

      • Sand_Cat says:

        Trump looks good to you?
        See the opthamologist.

  14. John S. says:

    Trump advocates the rounding up and deportation of all the “illegal” brown-skinned immigrants in America, and his right-wing Republican supporters — America’s contemporary version of the Stormabteilung — salivate over this Hitler-like idea. First Trump’s SA came for the brown-skinned people, then they came for the black-skinned people, and then they came for the others.

    It seems Trump would truly like to create a “post-racial society.”

    • CrankyToo says:

      I seem to recall a Bill Cosby monologue of about 40 years which spoke to that very premise. At the bottom was the line (I’m paraphrasing) “They came for me today – and there was nobody left to care.

      • paulyz says:

        I don’t think there were discussing ILLEGAL Trespassers, they were discussing Legal Citizens in their own Countries. Most nations in the entire World won’t accept ILLEGAL Trespassers, much less very many LEGAL Immigration as the U.S. does, but Socialists on this site never direct their anger at those Countries, just continually criticize the Country that gives the a good life, The U.S.A.

        • CrankyToo says:

          The only accurate part of your post is the first three words (which is why you keep missing the point).

          • paulyz says:

            The reason FOX News & Limbaugh became so popular in the first place is because intelligent people listen to both sides, then make up their minds, but that doesn’t seem to apply to you since you are sucked in by leftist propaganda

          • CrankyToo says:

            Yes, intelligent people do, indeed, listen to both sides of an argument. Then they make reasoned judgements as to which argument is plausible and which is implausible; which argument is true and which is false. That’s where the wheels fall off your wagon. You’re unable to distinguish the argument which, at the very least, has a foothold on reality, from the one which is total goosesh!t, designed ONLY to fan the flames of fear and hatred, and advance the causes of the most avaricious among us. Simply put, you’re a tool.

            I was a Republican for more than four decades and, up until the end of Gulf War 1, got my news and opinion from Fox – before it sold its soul to Satan and became the propaganda arm of an evil GOP. And I’ll allow that I’m not the smartest kid on the block, but compared to you, I’m a phucking genius.

          • paulyz says:

            So where do you phucking geniuses get their news, MSNBC, the daily kos, or just pluk it out of your biased mind? LMAO.

          • hicusdicus says:

            If you like up votes you should return the favor.

    • hicusdicus says:

      Whats a post racial society? I guess you like the idea of 25 to 30 million illegal mesquite Indians living in the USA popping out 5 to 10 million more little Indians every year ?????????? When it finally gets there you will know how Custer felt.

    • paulyz says:

      Where do you get this “illegal” brown-skinned immigrants? Trump & most Americans want ALL ILLEGALS deported, not only (brown-skinned ones). And these ILLEGALS are not immigrants, they are trespassing in our Country ILLEGALLY, why is that so hard for you to understand? Had all you pro-amnesty people agreed to enforcement first, this would have been solved many years ago when they were going to allow ILLEGALS to stay here that had been here for longer than 5 years plus no criminal record & not on welfare. But now that’s too late, would be impossible to track, so all need to go and the good ones can apply legally. You blew it by wanting pure Amnesty but not any penalties.

      • hicusdicus says:

        Can you picture 30 million illegals and their anchor families reproducing year after year. Hows that for scary????? in 15 years They would change the the name to united states of Mexico.

        • paulyz says:

          Exactly what they want, to outnumber Whitey, talk about racism, but by doing that, we WOULD be just like all the other 3rd. World hellholes.

  15. Kevin says:

    Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Donald.

    • CrankyToo says:

      Ganz genau. Heil Hairless.

      • Kevin says:

        Bankruptcy Macht Frei!

        • CrankyToo says:

          Sie sind der Mann!

          • dtgraham says:

            Ausgezeichnet.

          • CrankyToo says:

            Excellent!!! The most wonderful word in the whole German lexicon. Don’t you love the way it rolls off the tongue? Aus-ge-zeich-net. Ich liebe das wort.

          • dtgraham says:

            When learning, it was always one of my favourites Cranky. Sie haben ihre Deutsch von der Quelle gelernt. Ich habe mir von Michel Thomas. Michel war ein Genie.

          • CrankyToo says:

            Bestimmt. Aber ich glaube ihre Deutsch ist viel besser von mein. Auch, ver ist diesen Mann, Michael Thomas? Ein Lehrer? Ich kenne ihm nicht.

            The language is so methodical and yet so esoteric in its many dialects. I think, for example, about the expression “einen Augenblick” (another favorite of mine). Where else does “one moment” transate from “one view of the eyes”? Small wonder a German who lives on the Mainz side of the Rhine frequently cannot understand one from the Wiesbaden side.

            How unfortunate you couldn’t have learned “von der Quelle”. It’s a wonderful country full of wonderful people. And wouldn’t they despise this version of the Grand Old Party? Especially those old enough to remember the 1930s?

      • David says:

        Sprechen zei deutsche? (Spelling!)

        • CrankyToo says:

          Ja. Aber nur ein kleines bischen. Wie gehts dir heute, mein Freund? Alles in ordnung?

          • David says:

            Outstanding Brother!! Born there but can’t speak a word. Well, maybe nein, nacht, eine,,,
            You impress me!

          • CrankyToo says:

            Damn, Bro. You mean all this time you thought I was just another pretty avatar? No wonder you and I never got along.

            As regards the language thing, no shame, my brother. I was born in Georgia, but only know two words of Redneck – y’all and y’ontoo?

          • David says:

            Y’all are cool!!! See you later when we take up opposite sides! Except — Our military is the finest!!!!!!

          • CrankyToo says:

            You’re on the right side of the argument today, Buddy. Go Blue!

            PS – I also forgot to mention the other day that, like you, I was born on an Air Force Base (Hunter AFB, Savannah). This world keeps getting smaller, doesn’t it?

          • David says:

            Yep! Go Blue!!!!

  16. Kevin says:

    So when are they going to start playing Die Horst Wessel at his rallies?

  17. sunjune says:

    You can dog Trump all you want, I am liking the man and he can win my vote. Eventually, most of the Trump haters will wake up, and see that he can be the person to bring this Country back to being what we all know it can and should be.

  18. Nick says:

    Stop being a Trump hater people! He’s giving us the best presidential campaign show in decades. He got us talking about United States issues and not about foreign affairs. Vote Trump 2016!

    • bfg says:

      That’s the problem. An election is not a reality show! Your not electing the entertainment.

      • Nick says:

        The reality show has been going on way back when President Franklin Roosevelt gave us his “Fireside Chats”. Vote Trump 2016!

      • David says:

        Better than the charade of the last eight years.

        • oldtack says:

          Make that the last 55 years and you will be more correct.

        • Eleanore Whitaker says:

          Only dipshits like you think the last 8 years was a charade. How is it you don’t think the 8 Bush years with massive lies to get us into a war in Iraq wasn’t a charade? Is it because a liar like you no longer possesses the ability to handle the truth?

          Must be because you never grew to MANhood and only reached that “I am so perfect and I know it all” Terrible Twos.

          Grow the hell up. You keep posting BS you can’t prove. When do you little tantrum pulling jerkoffs get it?

          Americans know being they are being hoodwinked by crooks like you who lie, cheat and deceive as if it’s an art form.

          If there is anything you right wing BS boys hate most, it’s being wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong…but what else is new for selfish, spoiled little pigs who feed off the rest of the country and call that “CONservatism?” Your CON days are over. Face it and get over it. jerk boy.

          • David says:

            Eleanore! Back again with your acid tongue! Now I thought we had a talk about you calming down and taking your medicine. Okay, now… Do I need to remind you that Hildebeast voted for the U.S. to use military force against Iraq? She had the same information that Bush had and agreed that an invasion was warranted. Hmmm….does that make Hildebeast a liar also?
            As far as the last 8 years, what a disaster! The number of unemployed adults is at a record. Many who are employed are kept under 40 hours so that the punitive Obamacare won’t come into play. Obamacare medical premiums are going much higher and the Govt is lowering the maximum amount you can make to $35,000 before subsidies are cutoff. Think about me when you get your car filled up with gasoline. Don’t you love the petroleum producing states? Have a blessed day!

          • Eleanore Whitaker says:

            First of all, if you can actually read, go to the DOL.gov site and check the REAL facts. Not your FOX news BS facts.

            IN 2008, the US Dept. of Labor reported in October of that year that from 2004 to 2008, 8 million Americans were out of work.

            Today? The number of employed is less than 6 million nearly where it was before BUSH ’43 took office and effed up this country.

            As for the last 8 years, if I recall, President Obama came into office on January 20, 2009, He has not been president for 8 years. So…you can play your little boy blame games elsewhere. IN January 2009, the NY Times reported that US Treasury was nearly bankrupt due to the September 2008 Financial Meltdown. Who was president in 2008?

            As for Obamacare, that too is another BS story you Texas welfare recipients hate to face up to. At present, due to the ACA, the cost of healthcare according to the Dept. of Banking and Insurances and the Consumer Affairs, has DECREASED by more than 6%.

            I imagine the Texans who dump the cost of their healthcare they can’t pay on the rest of the insured aren’t allowed to just help themselves while someone else pays for YOUR healthcare needs.

            Another fact, of the states where healthcare is costing more, EVERY ONE OF THEM are Republican states or they have a Republican governor who refused to set up a state ACA agency. I should know. Asshat Gov. Republican Christie, didn’t and NJ people are suffering the consequences while NY isn’t.

            All your posts prove is that Texas men never leave their befrigged polluted state long enough to know what the hell goes on in the rest of the country. Your Texan belief that this is the United States of Texas is getting flushed. Watch your oil prices tank now. Watch those oil jobs sink into the Gulf. Watch your oil profits get snatched up with the Chinese financial mess. Are all men in Texas as dippy as you are? Or are you just brain damaged from drinking oil laced water?

          • David says:

            Eleanore!!! Can’t seem to read correctly when we’re not taking our medicine? First, true unemployment numbers include the “discouraged” workers who have given up trying to find work. These are the U-3 and U-6 numbers which total 23% of the workforce. shadowstats.com
            As far as healthcare costs, they were 2.6 trillion in 2010 and are expected to be 4.8 trillion by 2021. Aetna.com All thanks to Obomocare! How lucky are we to have the Muslim in office!
            Now rest quietly and go to bed. Don’t forget your medicine.

          • Eleanore Whitaker says:

            Wrong again asshat. It doesn’t include anything but cold hard facts that can be proven in a court of law. In the solar states that are in the lead, solar jobs are plentiful.

            Here is how you record unemployment. First, all employers are required to file their hiring records under federal and state laws. That doesn’t include that dipshit state you live in, since the asshat cowboys think federal means handouts and nothing more.

            Then, those employer hiring records are submitted to the state DOL first and the state then provides them to the federal DOL.

            The only reason I know this is because I worked as a personnel recruiting for 2 years at Elizabeth Lyons & Associates where reporting anyone we hired as recruiters had to be tracked, reported and submitted to the state and federal DOL.So..Next, the number of unemployed who file for state and federal unemployment benefits is a record of the precise number who are unemployed. Why do you righties and Texas assholes always need to lie? Is it because 95% of Texas males are crooks and live off their corruption?

            As for the ACA, you can check any number of polls, government records and everyone of them will show that the cost of healthcare insurance in states with GOP governors costs the most.

            As for Aetna, did you know that back in 1999, Aetna was under investigation for padding the cost of healthcare?

            As an office manager/accounting manager, I dealt with hawkers every day on the phone and in person who sold healthcare insurance. I know the industry inside out thanks to that experience.

            Men like you know nothing. The first question out of the mouths of these HMO hawkers was, “What’s the median age of your employees?” The minute I’d tell them it was age 50, they were out the door or hung up. Smell that profit?

            But wait, it gets even more fun. They’d sell their HMO plan to my employer telling him they were “saving him money” on the existing plan. They were. Until renewal came up the following year. Then, every dime the HMO loss by using competitive pricing, was recouped by jacking the premiums right back up, raising the copays and the deductibles and dropping the oldest employees. Don’t tell me what I spent 24 years and 10 months experiencing.

            In 2004, when our CPA sat down and figured out what the loss of personal income was from the constant increases in healthcare per employee, it showed that Aetna (was the costliest healthcare plan we’d had in 8 years.) It was costing employees 35% of their income and worse, it was no bargain for the company whose administrative fees had risen nearly 22% in just one year.

            You are so math challenged and yet you try to pretend you are so smart. Smartass, yes…Smart? Not by a long shot.

          • Sand_Cat says:

            Can’t spell as well, I see.

            You resemble the intolerant Muslim terrorists far more closely than Obama ever has, but are too wrapped in your “salvation” and superior “holiness” to recognize someone who – for all his faults – would never come close to challenging YOU as the number one reason to avoid “Christians.”

          • David says:

            What? Do you mean that by my wishing the people that I disagree with to have a blessed day that causes people to “avoid Christians”, I would think calling them names would do so even more. Have a blessed day.

          • Budjob says:

            David,it is apparent that the best part of you,as far as intelligence is concerned,ran down your Mother’s leg!

          • David says:

            What an intelligent post! I wish that I could talk about with you. Have a blessed day.

          • Budjob says:

            David,No thanks,I imagine there are are individuals that wish they were better strange5rs with you!

          • Sand_Cat says:

            Another insincere “have a blessed day” after the patronizing and ignorant BS you posted.

          • David says:

            Gee…can you be specific as to which of my comments were “patronizing and ignorant”? I am sincere. Our Lord commanded us to love our neighbors. Even those like you! Please, have a blessed day!

          • Sand_Cat says:

            If you really can’t tell which ones, we can add “STUPID” to hypocritical, arrogant, and judgmental as a partial list of your more prominent attributes.

          • David says:

            Can’t provide an answer? Hmm…oh, well, have a blessed day.

          • Budjob says:

            David,have a bleesed day after,you ‘go ye forth,and,multiply with thyself

        • Independent1 says:

          Please, don’t feed the troll – pathological liar here!!!

  19. Carolina Gonzalez says:

    Trump interview with George Stephanopoulos:
    George – “OK. But, let’s talk about you right now and your new immigration plan. You’ve been talking about on the stump, all of opponents having to react to it at this point. Jeb Bush one of the people that reacted to this thing, it’s going to cost hundreds of billions. Are you willing to pay that price? And where are you going to get the money?”

    We need for a wall and finally with meaningless superlatives but no substance.

    Trump – “Well, first of all they’re wrong. And, you know, Jeb is a very low energy person. He’d never be able to do it. He’s the one that said they come out of an act of
    love, OK. This is an act of love. These are people coming and many of them —
    you look at what’s happening with the crime. Many of them are really causing
    tremendous problems. And they would be out really fast, immediately. First day
    we start that movement. We need a wall. We have to get a wall. We need great security. And we’re going to have a wall that will be not let people in, George.”

    George – “But let me press you on the costs right there, Mr. Trump. They’re saying $400 billion to $600 billion. It would require big government apparatus to take everybody down. If you don’t think those numbers are right, how much is it going to cost and where
    are you going to get the money?”

    George – “So if there’s no idea, how are you going to round them all up? Where are you going to get the money, where are you going to get the forces? Exactly how are you going to do it? What are the specifics here?”

    Instead of getting specific, Trump retreated into the kind of vague, meaningless, single word, bumper-sticker answers, all with a note of condescension, that his followers
    eat with a spoon. Management! In other word he has no clue, just a bunch of adjectives without any common sense

    Trump – “George, it’s called management. And the first thing we have to do is secure the border. But it’s called management. And we’ll get people back in, the really good ones, we’re going to expedite it, so they get back in, so they can at least come in legally. But we have to do it…”

  20. bfg says:

    I’ve been saying for some time that Trump is dangerous. We’ve seen this “strongman” pattern before. It was the prelude to a world war. We cannot allow a minority of racists and xenophobes to take power in the U.S. We’ve already seen the beginnings of a “brownshirted” group of armed bullies. Trump is not a joke.

    • angryspittle says:

      That group of brown shirted bullies actually were wearing shirts and ties…..don’t you remember the Brooks Bros. mob that shut down the vote count in Florida in 2000? We are a long way down the road to a fascist state already. Many would even say we are already there. Just google up the 14 characteristics of a fascist state.

  21. David says:

    This column resembles a “Saturday Night Live” sketch about real journalism. We’re not at all biased are we Joe?

    • Sand_Cat says:

      Certainly no more than you, the hard-swearing “Christian.”

      • David says:

        You haven’t heard me swear Sand_Cat.

        • Sand_Cat says:

          No, I haven’t “heard” you say anything. I’ve just read the nasty and judgmental crap you write until someone calls you out, after which you turn all sickeningly touchy-feely and and insincerely wish us a “blessed day.”
          BOOOOO to you and all the other “Christian” hypocrites stalking the net trying to mask their insecurities with bravado.

          • David says:

            What “nasty and judgmental crap” are you specifically referring to? I don’t rely on bravado and I assure you that I am not insecure. I am a Christian. But, my falling short of the glory of God is not hypocrisy, it is the fact that I am human. I hope all have a blessed day because we are to love our neighbors as ourselves–even those like you. Please, have a blessed day.

          • Budjob says:

            Davey,Not all people are annoying,some are dead! Have a not so blessed day.

          • Sand_Cat says:

            When you do so willingly, it most certainly is. If I may presume to judge you as you have repeatedly judged us, you have taken a religion supposedly about forgiveness and reconciliation and turned it into a weapon of hate to batter those who dare to dispute your political – or likely any other – opinions.
            And I repeat; if you can’t see what is patronizing and offensive about your posts, particularly your reply of Ms. Whitaker, nothing I can say will cause you to change your mind.

            Maybe if you respected “Jesus” and tried to imitate him instead of acting like his worst enemies in the Bible, you might get more respect from me, even if I don’t believe in your god.

          • David says:

            I am sorry you are not a Christian. Please set forth where I used anything Christian to be a “weapon of hate to batter…”. I have read the entire Bible. In fact, I have read it so much, that I know that I fall far short of the glory of God. Despite my utter disdain for your political leanings, I hope you have a blessed day.

        • Budjob says:

          David,If you were twice as intelligent as you think you are,you would still be STOOOPID!!

  22. LAM-'OIO says:

    REMEMBER, DON’T FORGET…ALL IT TAKES IS THE APATHY AND COWARDICE OF THE MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENRY NUMBED AND LULLED INTO STUPIDITY BY BREAD AND CIRCUSES, AND SHINEY STUFF, AND FOX ‘NEWS’ TO MAKE THIS INSANITY A REALITY.

    • paulyz says:

      Like all the shiney stuff from Obama the last 7 years you mean. All smoke & mirrors while our economy, unemployment & debt grow.

  23. Kurt CPI says:

    Trump is a capitalist, not a fascist. The two are diametrically opposed. If someone is going to write an article they soul at least know what they are accusing someone of.

    • JPHALL says:

      You do not know your history! Both Mussolini and Hitler rose to power thanks to wealthy capitalists.

    • JPHALL says:

      You do not know your history! Both Mussolini and Hitler rose to power thanks to wealthy capitalists.

    • Trump’s “capitalism” is a fake, just like all of his business “acumen.” He really is a proto-fascist. I am going to have to pay more attention after reading this article about him. You know that if more people had read “Mein Kampf” Hitler never would have been “elected” (with 32 percent of the vote) as Germany’s last chancellor before WW II.
      Capitalism and fascism are not so far apart as you think. Remember that Hitler’s most crucial support before he abrogated the German democracy was from capitalist leaders who thought he could be controlled or made more reasonable once he was given power.
      Trump’s narcissism is more important than his label as a “capitalist”– that is one quality that Hitler really excelled at, and Trump has this same attitude of “my way or the ovens.”
      I see there’s a bunch of Trump lovers commenting here and I’m guessing none of them read the article. So either they’re paid to write those comments or they’re really insane, low-information people; who could sit through a whole article about his evil qualities without at least being skeptical? Chances are none of those Trump lovers read the article, except for the title: “Look, here’s a place to get my plug in for Trump!” Makes it look like he has a lot more supporters than he really does. Don’t put it past him, either. He used a Mob-run concrete company to build Trump Towers and who knows how many other NY landmarks. So he’s familiar with the tactics of the Big Lie.

      • idamag says:

        A great many of our wealthiest businesses made money from hitler’s Germany. Capitalism is where a man can get ahead with his ingenuity. My example is the immigrant who comes to the U.S. He tries and tries to get a job, but his accent and dress is not an asset. One day with his last $2.00 and being dejected, he notices a button seller on an industrial street. He walks up and talks to the man who says he is going to sell his cart full of buttons and no one will buy any. He asks $2.00. The immigrant buys the cart and the buttons and moves to a street where the ladies shop. He raises the price from 1 cent a card to 2 cents a card and sells out before two hours. He buys more buttons and becomes quite successful. He ends up buying a fabric store. That is not the way capitalism works in this country. The big boys would undersell him until they forced him into bankruptcy.

        • bobnstuff says:

          Capitalism still work that way. You can start from nothing and build a good business. I’ve done it twice. The thing to understand in the story is he figured out what the other guy was doing wrong and made the change that was needed. I work for one of the big guys now and I send business to the little guys all the time. My company needs those small companies to fill in for what we can’t do. Thing haven’t changed all that much. The hard part is coming up with the $2,00 and having the courage to hand it over.

          • David says:

            Wait a minute…according to Obomo, “You didn’t build that.”

          • bobnstuff says:

            In the sense that he meant it I didn’t. I built on a lot of others peoples work. I took advantage of an opportunity. I wasn’t alone, I had help in hundred of different ways. I didn’t build the street, the city, the economic system. I’m part of a large world that relies on each others work. If you don’t think it’s so then look at what can happen if just one thing goes wrong, like a bridge going out and traffic being diverted. I rely on traffic that I have no control over. The guy who hits the winning home run didn’t do it by himself. The game was won by the defense that kept the other teem from scoring. Had they not done their job the home run would have meant nothing. Why is America a good place to start a business, because of what you have to start with and build on. I have started four companies and helped a bunch of others start their business’s. One saying is the three most important things in starting a business are Location, Location and product. You don’t create the location, you find it.

          • David says:

            In every sense of the word he meant it, he is a socialist. The businessman has the idea; he takes the financial risk; he puts in the extra time; he bears the responsibility; he loses time with his family; HE builds it. Not the f’ng government!

          • bobnstuff says:

            The Trump Tower, The best building on the best street in the best city in the best country in the world. Trumps own words. The building not designed by Donald, payed for by an insurance company, on a street that he didn’t create in a city that he didn’t build. He did it all by himself. Oh and he got tax breaks for doing it.

    • Allan Richardson says:

      Capitalism is the opposite of socialism (“pure” socialism, that is, which allows NO private property or business activity), not the opposite of fascism. In fact, under fascism, FAVORED CAPITALISTS who help to fund the dictator’s rise to power get guaranteed profits from tax money to build the military infrastructure needed to wage war on the rest of the world. I. G. Farben, Porsche, Mercedes, Fiat, even foreign companies like IBM, profited from helping Hitler and Mussolini, along with some smaller players like Prescott Bush’s Union Bank before it was caught. Basically, under “pure” socialism (of the Communist variety), the government becomes the only business, while under fascism, the “right” private businesses become, effectively, the government.

      So there is no reason Trump cannot be both a capitalist and a fascist. As opposed to Obama being “both” a fascist and a socialist, or a fascist and a Muslim, or a Communist (atheist!) and a Muslim. And the Republicans have shown all the classic signs of fascism in gestation. Trump is just saying to the general public, including Democratic and independent voters, what the others are saying in “dog whistles” to their base.

  24. Sundance98 says:

    Krupp Steel and Bayer were key players in Adolph’s rise to power. El Duce rose to power on the backs of Italian Industrialist that wanted to occupy foreign lands. Hirohito had the support of the Military Industrial Complex of Japan and took too many areas of Asian than one can shake a stick at. Trump is not a narcissitic ego maniac, that he would have you believe – but a very technical tactician that goes opposite on every issue to keep the conversation off of him. Heck, vote for Trump – no freedom of press, no freedom of religion, no right to keep and bear arms, no voting rights for minorities, abuse of government agencies to both embarrass and enslave the population. Maybe even Concentration Camps for his political enemies! Over reacting are we? Stand by to stand by folks….the worst is yet to come. The only thing Great after Trump gets in will be Trump! You can even ask him….he will tell you. The boy is as slimey and dirty as they come……just ask his mom or dad? Too late!

  25. C K Johnson says:

    The Media and Liberals like to show Trump as a loud mouth.The Democrats don’t have any one who can beat Trump !Hillary will not run. Sanders is a self proclaimed Socialist Communist !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • marijoca says:

      Sanders is an Independent or a Democratic Socialist. Get your terms correct, there is a big difference, he would be benevolent to all. The fact that Trump wants to be a dictator meets with your approval, that’s astonishing.

      • hicusdicus says:

        Benevolent to all. That is a recipe for disaster. We already have a dictator so it would not be hard to get used to it. If he can get rid of the illegals change the tax code and minimize welfare that is Okay with me.

        • marijoca says:

          How has Obama been a dictator? We may have some complains about some of his choices when he picked the financial advisors, and continuing some previous policies, but most of the problems we’re experiencing started long before he took office. GWB’s administration did more to establish dictator like programs than can be counted. Yes it would be good to change the tax codes where rich dictators like the Kochs, Adelsons, Murcoch, future dictator Trump, Cayman Island money hiding corporations pay their fair share of taxes, use less money for the Pentagon and the whole Military Industrial Complex, and then any social programs will be a drop in the bucket to take care of. A government is not just to wage wars, it is also to make sure that it’s citizens or people that do the hard work in the fields, picking our produce don’t die from lack of care. Get a heart dude.

          • hicusdicus says:

            I will get a heart if you will get a brain. Your ignorance on how things work is a work of art.

          • marijoca says:

            I’ve read several of your posts and I’m amazed you can clean your own armpits. Go ahead, tell me why you think you’re qualified to tell us how things really work besides watching FAUX Views.

          • hicusdicus says:

            So you are into sniffing arm pits. Did you learn this at community college?????

          • marijoca says:

            I was just staying away from other odious parts of a body. You still didn’t tell me how you are more qualified to tell us how things really work.

          • hicusdicus says:

            Thank you for avoiding the nasty zone. My qualification is based on the fact I have been doing it longer than you and the fact is that If I don’t know something it is not worth knowing……… See! I could make an outstanding liberal.

          • marijoca says:

            Now you’re not making any sense at all. With people like you I would love to take a knowledge test based on real provable history and facts, and I’m pretty sure I would win. I don’t form my opinions on emotions or feeling or pure hatred as some of you have over this president. We know more could have been accomplished if the Republicans had not been obstructionists throughout his administration. The Republican party has evolved into a party of fools (proof of that can be seen by the 17 clowns that are presidential contenders). and can no longer be trusted to rule. True that the whole electoral system is corrupt due to the passing by conservative judges of the Citizens United case, McCutchen and other ridiculous decision. How can we have a democratic system when legislators from all parties can be bought.

          • hicusdicus says:

            Of course I am not making any sense to you. You are a liberal. You right on one thing. all the politicians are being bought and sold like crack hores. That’s why I want Trump, just to see the establishment tax and spend and lie through their teeth politicians sweating bullets. We can not afford any more same ole same ole political crap. This country along with the rest of the world is heading toward a financial mess which could take decades to resolve.

          • marijoca says:

            See, you have proven to me that conservatives have lost their minds in the support of Trump. Some here have said that our president has acted like a dictator, Trump talks, sounds like, will be a true dicktator from the wealthy mind set that our founding fathers took great pains to avoid happening. He is the epitome of arrogance, abusive personality, hasn’t even been able to make three wives content, has filed bankruptcy at least three times and oh ya he should definitely run the economy of the United States. You’re all nuts. You want different and not same old, same old, VOTE OR BERNIE SANDERS. And I’m done with you, over and out.

          • hicusdicus says:

            I take it you were not a business major. Our founding father were pretty well off financially, Maybe his wives did not make him content. I want Trump. Just to see the corrupt political machine we have get a wrench thrown in the works. Dems and cons. corrupt to the core. I take it you want a nice kind benevolent person to get elected. He would do well against the Muslims, Russians, Iranians, Chinese and north Koreans. We already have a high minded baby talk leader in office. WE don’t need anymore cheer leaders. If you haven’t been told there is a very violent economic storm on the horizon and we need a tough business man to get us through it. I guess you have figured out our government is pretty much career politicians and look where we are. Gay marriage, abortion on demand, Black lives matter, welfare for all and close to 30 million illegal aliens. Common core nonsense and political correctness which is stepping on the first amendment. Dissolving the second amendment, giving law breakers citizenship. Confiscating pension funds and destroying the middle class. Do you think you are special???? Get a grip.

          • marijoca says:

            You have completely revealed yourself and I don’t know if I feel more sorry for your or for the rest of us that have to deal with you on our planet. DONE!

          • hicusdicus says:

            What is all this feeling sorry nonsense? My opinions are not you opinions so your god is going to punish me.I don’t want any god to punish you I was not trying to conceal myself so you did not make that great a discovery. I just had a thought. you either did not read or did not comprehend anything I said. Your comment is saying that. Never mind! your emotions are running you and you are all irritated.

          • dpaano says:

            You are so uninformed, it’s pitiful. Everytime you post, you show your total ignorance of what’s going on in this world!!!

          • NoodleDogg #1 says:

            Trump is a loud mouthed, rude businessman. He also cares about his country. He is paying his on way–unheard of in presidential elections. He doesn’t care about PC and the public is saying yeah–about time we heard someone speak openingly, Even if he sounds like a jerk. He is a master at portraying himself as a real person, not some fake media creation. That is why he is popular. Politicians aren’t listening, they aren’t learning from the public’s protest of the “establishment”.

          • dpaano says:

            Do you know how much it’ll cost we taxpayers for Trump to build his fence? And, how much would it cost us for him to take our military and grab oil that doesn’t belong to us from Middle East countries? How much money and how many lives? I can’t believe you’re so stupid that you can’t see that he only wants to spend taxpayer money to accomplish his ridiculous goals! He doesn’t care about you or me….he only cares about himself and his bloviating narcissistic self!

          • hicusdicus says:

            Speaking of bloviating narcissistic self. How are you doing? Somebody has to spend taxpayers money, I know I do my share. Grab oil from the middle east????? The US has as much or more than they do. Never mind.

          • Kathleen J Chansley says:

            You truly do not know what you are talking about. Ranting will cleanse your min and soul so just go ahead and rant. Good for you to do!

          • marijoca says:

            FEEL THE BERN! Burn the RUMP.

          • Kathleen J Chansley says:

            Wasting your time again! You poor thing and you cannot even spell correctly. What ever that means I am sure it is filthy coming from you.

          • marijoca says:

            FEEL THE BERN! Burn the tRUMP. (I didn’t mispell, you did though above) There really is no other way to spell Trump.

          • Kathleen J Chansley says:

            You do waste a lot of time and that is sad. You should take time out and drink some of your happy juice.

          • Kathleen J Chansley says:

            What arrogance you are throwing around. When someone (you) says what your pea brain just spouted that tells everyone what a poor soul you are. Hicusdicus I apologize to you for this horrible thing.

          • NoodleDogg #1 says:

            Opinions are just one’s personal thoughts, usually with little or no factual support. It does no good to deride someone’s post simply because it disagrees with your color of life. You, Hicus or Billy Bob are all equally qualified to blather at will when it comes to “opinion”. But keep the salt shaker handy too.

          • NoodleDogg #1 says:

            Who cares? This is an anonymous blog site.

          • dpaano says:

            And he won’t tell you either because he can’t! He can only spout lies and BS he hears on FAUX News and call people names if they don’t agree with his ridiculous ideas! Typical GOP conservative!

          • marijoca says:

            Thank you for your input in this conversation. I hadn’t noticed that my point of view on the tRUMP disaster was pretty much overcome by further posts by Conservabot idiocy .

          • paulyz says:

            When the President, (the Executive Branch, not the Legislative Branch), bypasses Congress to make his own Legislation, or refuses to Execute Legislation, THAT is a Dictator. Please get off the Class Warfare propaganda as well, especially when the Democrat Party is a larger benificiary of wealthy special interests.

          • marijoca says:

            You don’t need to insult my intelligence by specifying the branches of government, but if you are referring to Presidential Executive orders, GWB had 291, so far Pres. Obama has had 221. When we elect a president it is in his or her realm of powers to make decisions not involving financial use that they feel benefits the people or the country. Considering that GWB was never really elected by the people he shouldn’t have had that responsibility at all because he sure made a mess of things that we will be paying for a long time. The only people he took care of well were the profiteers of the Military Industrial Complex.

          • paulyz says:

            So that’s your problem, still blaming & hating G.W. Bush. No need for me to insult your intelligence after hearing that. It isn’t the number of Executive orders that is a problem, it is the Legality of them. By Obama releasing criminals that were supposed to be deported, & giving Amnesty to 5 MILLION plus people, & encouraging children to sneak in from Central America, that certainly is involving financial matters, causing American Citizens to pay for them.

          • marijoca says:

            Look up Reagan’s immigration bill of 1986 where 4 million undocumented people were given citizenship. These people perform very difficult and mundane work and without them you wouldn’t be able to make your salad. I see them working all day in 100 degree temperature, often not given proper shelter or financial compensation. http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2014/jun/10/lamar-smith/lamar-smith-claim-about-obamas-prison-break-illega/ “Convicted criminals come into the agency’s custody to undergo removal proceedings after they have already satisfied the terms of their criminal sentence,” Rusnok said. “In many of the releases in 2013, ICE was required by law to release the individuals from custody, pursuant to decisions by the Supreme Court and other federal courts. Once in ICE custody, many of the individuals described in the report were released under restrictions such as GPS monitoring, telephone monitoring, supervision, or bond.”
            GWBush, et al belong in jail for the disgusting torture practices.

          • paulyz says:

            Reagan’s signing of the bi-partisan Simpson-Mazolli Act would had solved the ILLEGAL Trespassing problem when there were only 2.7 Million ILLEGALS, BUT, they ignored all the enforcement measures like border security & mandatory E-verify, thus the huge problem we now have, but you want to go the same route?

            As for LEGAL Seasonal Migrant workers, they come here willingly because they can make more dinero here than in Mexico. Nobody forced them to come here. There are studies showing that if they doubled the income of Migrant workers, the cost of a head of lettuce would only increase 10 cents!

          • Mr Corrections says:

            Good news! That hasn’t happened.

          • NoodleDogg #1 says:

            60% of the federal budget goes to health, medicare, social security, unemployment, and labor. it seems that we are already top heavy on retirement support and care for the sickly. Maybe we should start cutting people loose that are unwilling to do their share, like save money, or practice better living habits. Then we can have more money for things like education or supporting the truly needy.

          • Mr Corrections says:

            So 60% of the budget goes to things the government should be spending money on. Astonishing!

        • Arf Fartlander says:

          Bernie can win if he stops defending Black Lives Matters right to revenge killings. Without that Trump is president. The money grubber like Hic are so happy to pretend to be moral. usually they are only morality is paying less taxes and less then their fair share at a group dinner out. I am independent. Anyone who values party over country is a traitor. Liberal or Money Grubbing Conservative

          • Princeandrey says:

            This may one of the more bizarre threads of commentary I have ever read. It’s dominated by know-nothingness and ranting. Although, a peek at the comment just after my reply tells me it was written by a sane, intelligent person.

    • hicusdicus says:

      I think Obama will do his best to make sure she does not.

      • Arf Fartlander says:

        A fascist only respects things that do as they are told. And you own a dog hiscudis. Ha Ha Ha. I bet you hate cats as much as liberals huh because they own you. Anyone who values party over country is a traitor. Liberal or Money Grubbing Conservative

  26. 13factfinder says:

    The left always resorts to “name-calling” but in Trump’s case; get used to calling him “President”. The P.C. strategy on the left has pissed off the whole country! GAME OVER!

    • Mr Corrections says:

      What is going to be great is watching you weasels turn on him when he inevitably fails to win.

      • Arf Fartlander says:

        I am supporting bernie,but with weasels like you that are too stupid to defend my ideals I wonder if it is a waste. You have no argument and aren’t educated enough to properly explain yourself, so you call people names. There are real issues to be fighting about “corrections” of nothing. You will hand Trump the white house if you lie and call names to beat him. I lived in Jersey City and saw 1000’s cheer the trade centers and you think lying about it will change the election. It won’t. I am still liberal, but I am no mass murderer and I don’t giggle and call someone a clown when defending the murderers of 3000 of my brothers like you. Go force your wife into a bee keeper outfit and beat her if she cheats and pretend your a liberal.

  27. Arf Fartlander says:

    Nothing you do will save your power you wretch. It is over. Go grub money from your masters in China where you GOP sent all of our jobs. The only proven joke is you and the billion you allowed Bush to subvert our democracy with. The only true fascism is citizen united and Trump and Bernie are the only 2 that aren’t controlled by those rich people. Rich Fascists who think they are more suited to govern us…
    and of course you, who likes to be a slave so your taxes get lowered

  28. dpaano says:

    If he REALLY wants to make America great, he’d drop out of the presidential race! His idea of making America great is major chaos!

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