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Day220c Democratic Senator Joe Manchin doesn't fall for the charade of being in trump's cabinet.

NOTE- ELECTORAL-VOTE.COM allows full and complete cut/paste of their articles and charts
as long as it is linked and fully credited to them

BTW- I will be donating to Senator Joe Manchin's reelection campaign to thank him for being a patriot!

(not that he needs any help as his reelection is assured.)
Did trump really think Senator Joe Manchin was stupid and didn't see the charade being talked about?

Reportedly, the White House was discussing a plan to move Sec. of Energy Rick Perry over to the Dept. of Homeland Security, and then to appoint Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to take over the Dept. of Energy. Hard to know how serious such talk was, but in any case the point is moot because Manchin made clear he's not interested.

Even if the Senator was intrigued by the general notion of leaving the Senate and taking over a cabinet position, there was very little chance that he would have accepted an offer from Trump, for three reasons. The first is that he knows Trump's interest is not in having Manchin be part of the team, it's in stealing a Senate seat from the Democrats, since Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) would pick Manchin's replacement, and would certainly choose a Republican (maybe himself).

The second is that even Trump's closest friends and allies are at risk of running afoul of him and having their heads roll (see Bannon, Steve). An outsider in whom Trump has little investment or interest? He might not last the year, and he would almost certainly blamed when the coal industry does not magically come roaring back to life, like Trump promised it would during the campaign.

The third is that unlike Rick Perry, who thought that the job of energy secretary entailed traveling around the world trying to sell American oil, Manchin surely knows that promoting oil and coal is not part of the secretary's job description. The real job is managing the Atomic Energy Commission, which stores and mantains America's enormous arsenal of nuclear weapons. Manchin is certainly smart enough to know that he has more influence on coal policy as a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources than in a cabinet job overseeing nuclear weapons.

So, it's back to the drawing board for Team Trump, as it gets harder and harder to fill the hundreds of Senate-confirmed jobs that remain vacant. (Z)
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Sat Aug 19, 2017, 09:12 AM (1 replies)

219E trump wants to fire defacto President Bannon because people say defacto President Bannon

it's not the ugly statements and viewpoints Bannon has, it's the fact that people say
DEFACTO-PRESIDENT BANNON who controls the strings on his puppet trump

LOL as trump continues to pace back and forth, can't sleep, sides with the groups Bannon loves

makes horrible statements attributed to Pershing (yet there is no proof Pershing himself ever did that or said it)
and it reeks of what happened to Blacks during slavery in the deep south

but Bannon is going to get the boot because trump doesn't like it that Steve Bannon is the day to day power
behind the puppet that donald trump is along with the vile nasty dictator Vlady Putin .

Wonder if Bannon will run for President himself. I think he probably can get the 13-18% that are
the strong remaining base of trump. Maybe Bannon will run third party

Note- I am NOT a supporter of Steve Bannon or donald trump or vlady putin

HEADLINES- BREAKING NEWS- (no link yet, just see a headline-
President Trump is reportedly discussing how and when to dismiss White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon. Details to come ...

(NOTE-as trump can't do anything by himself, wonder who is going to actually do it if Bannon is not there.
at least Ronnie Reagan had a charming personality and a smile.)

Wonder if Mitt Romney has anything to say today???

Is this part of a Friday Massacre 3???
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:09 PM (0 replies)

Day 219-Tony Schwartz- the co writer of Art of the Deal says trump will resign before end of year!!!

co-author of President Trump's 1987 best-selling memoir "Art of the Deal" is predicting the president will resign from office before the end of the year.

"The circle is closing at blinding speed. Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and Congress leave him no choice," Tony Schwartz said Thursday.

"There is no right and wrong for Trump. There's winning and losing. And that's very different from right and wrong. Right now he's in pure terror that he is going to lose," Schwartz said in May.
"And by the way, he is going to lose."

Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:24 PM (12 replies)

Day 218 40% of USA Americans now support Donald Trump's impeachment. OMG 40%!!!!! WOW!!!

40% support impeaching donald trump
40% support impeaching donald trump
40% support impeaching donald trump

including 75% of the Democratic party.

WOW!!! 40% and it's only day 218.

How cool. (and his strongly favored is now at 20 or lower in some cases.

A new PRRI survey finds that 40% of Americans — including nearly three-quarters of Democrats but just seven percent of Republicans — back impeaching President Trump and removing him from office.
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Thu Aug 17, 2017, 06:59 AM (42 replies)

Day216 Heather Heyer's mother, giving the eulogy at her assassinated daughter's funeral

“They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what? You just magnified her.”
— Susan Bro, giving a eulogy for her daughter, Heather Heyer, who was killed by a white supremacist in Charlottesville.

Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Wed Aug 16, 2017, 07:38 PM (14 replies)

AHH Day 216b (defacto President) Bannon Celebrates Trumps Response to Charlottesville

“On Tuesday night, while Gary Cohn was fuming about President Trump’s latest comments, Steve Bannon was excitedly telling friends and associates that the ‘globalists’ were in mass freakout mode,” Jonathan Swan reports.
“Today, Bannon reveled in the disbanding of the president’s business council, seeing this as yet more evidence that the Trump administration is at odds with the ‘Davos crowd,’ as Bannon often calls these corporate elites, in a voice dripping with contempt.”

“Bannon saw Trump’s now-infamous Tuesday afternoon press conference not as the lowest point in his presidency, but as a ‘defining moment,’ where Trump decided to fully abandon the ‘globalists’ and side with ‘his people.’ Sources who’ve spoken with Bannon since Charlottesville say he views this moment as analogous to the campaign moment when Hillary Clinton condemned half of Trump’s supporters to a ‘basket of deplorables.'”

Meanwhile, ThinkProgress notes that just 16 of 292 Republicans in Congress have released statements that call out Trump directly by name or title for his comments
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Wed Aug 16, 2017, 07:24 PM (2 replies)

Day 215 David French is 100% correct on donald trump's statement
David French‏Verified account
Trump is very, very specific when he wants to condemn someone - ask the Khans, Judge Curiel, Comey, his AG - his vagueness has a purpose.
1:04 PM - 12 Aug 2017
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Tue Aug 15, 2017, 10:55 PM (5 replies)

Day 215 A moment to reflect and salute Civil Rights Icon, Hero Heather Heyer who perished

when that terrorist in the car smashed directly into her and many others.

Heather Heyer's mom's statement
Heather Heyer’s Mom Has Powerful Message For Driver Who Killed Her Daughter
“You have ruined your life. ... You took my child from me, and I’m going to be the voice she can no longer be.”
“I believe that he thought hate was going to be the answer and that hate is going to fix things,” Bro said. “But he was wrong, and he will someday come to see that, I hope, and I’m sorry for the pain he will go through when he sees that. I’m sorry for the pain he’s putting his mother through right now.”
Bro added, “I’m also extremely sorry that he chose to kill my child and to injure a bunch of other people. He didn’t have the right to do that ... This wasn’t a video game, buddy. This was real people. There are real consequences to what you did, and I’m sorry you chose to do that. You have ruined your life. You’ve disturbed mine. You took my child from me, and I’m going to be the voice she can no longer be.” 
Police charged 20-year-old white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio with second-degree murder and three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death. Fields had been previously accused of domestic violence.

you know- Ms. Heather Heyer reminds me- of the Unknown "Tank-Man". the hero of Tiananmen Square Protest in 1989

Tank Man (also known as the Unknown Protester or Unknown Rebel) is the nickname of an unidentified man who stood in front of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, the morning after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 by force. As the lead tank maneuvered to pass by the man, he repeatedly shifted his position in order to obstruct the tank's attempted path around him. The incident was filmed and seen worldwide. There were only a few sources who caught the incident on tape.
More than 28 years after the incident, there is no reliable information about the identity or fate of the man; the story of what happened to the tank crew is also unknown. At least one witness has stated that "Tank Man" was not the only person who had opposed the tanks during the protest. Shao Jiang, who was a student leader, said: "I witnessed a lot of the people standing up, blocking the tanks." Tank Man is unique in that he is the only one who was photographed and videoed.

Ms.Heyer also reminds me of Mary Ann Vecchio and also of Tom Joad.
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Tue Aug 15, 2017, 05:10 PM (14 replies)

Day214e Josh Marshall- Why Its Wrong to Commemorate Robert E. Lee

Josh Marshall: “What is Robert E. Lee known for? This is what I mean by the margins of the debate. Lee is known for one thing: being the key military leader in a violent rebellion against the United States and leading that rebellion to protect slavery. That’s it. Absent his decision to participate in the rebellion he’d be all but unknown to history. He outlived the war by only five years. There’s simply no positive side of the ledger to make it a tough call. The only logic to honoring Lee is to honor treason and treason in the worst possible cause.”

“Lincoln and his war cabinet had little question what Lee deserved.
Look at Arlington National Cemetery.
That’s Lee’s plantation.
The federal government confiscated it and dedicated it as a final resting place for those who died defending the United States.
It is a solemn, poetically rich, final and ultimately righteous verdict on his role in our national life. The entire project was very much by design: to punish Lee and shame him in public memory for betraying the United States… The generals… wanted to be certain the Lees would never be able to reclaim their estate. Making it into a hallowed national cemetery was a good way to accomplish that.”
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Tue Aug 15, 2017, 04:21 PM (13 replies)

Day 214 Podhoretz- How donald trump built his base

John Podhoretz: “For years, under the radar and likely with the guidance of his political guru Roger Stone, Trump built a powerful and loyal following through what could be called—yes, I know this is going to sound condescending and elitist, but what can I say, I’m condescending and elitist—the proletarian media.”
“I’m talking about Alex Jones and Infowars, the conspiracy-theory radio-show/website on which Trump has appeared for years; the radio show has 2 million listeners a week, and Jones was said in 2011 to have a larger online presence than Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck.

I’m talking about the WWE, which televises wrestling and which, in 2014, could claim a weekly audience of 15 million and on whose programs Trump intermittently served as a kind of Special Guest Villain in the manner of a villain on the 1960s Batman show.

I’m talking about American Media, the company that owns the National Enquirer, the Star, the Sun, and the Weekly World News run by Trump’s close friend David Pecker; the combined weekly circulation of its publications is well in excess of 2 million. Trump helped make the birther issue a major one for a month in 2011 by talking about it on Meet the Press and Good Morning America, on network television. But he was surfacing an issue that had been roiling in the proletarian media, stirred and shaken constantly by his political guru, Roger Stone.”

“Talk about flying under the radar. These media institutions have no cultural purchase whatsoever except for the contempt they breed… By paying them heed, Trump was not only feeding his inexhaustible maw for attention. He was reaching a group of disaffected Americans entirely on the margins of American life, politically and culturally and organizationally.”
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Tue Aug 15, 2017, 04:43 AM (2 replies)
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