In a series of morning Tweets, President Trump announced that transgender people are banned from the military. No matter how you feel about LGBTQ, here is what is wrong with Trump’s doing this:
- First of all, no ONE PERSON should have the authority to make decisions of military policy. We are still a democratic republic and not ruled by a king or tyrant.
- The fact that Congress ceded their authority to the Executive opened the door wide open for this to happen.
- Trump is using social media to create policy. How long are members of his own party in Congress going to cower in fear?
- If Trump succeeds in getting away with banning members of the LGBTQ community, who’s next? Consider the history of tyrants and you will understand that tyrants start with one group and continue until no one is left.
It is time for Congress to do its job and take back its power as a co-equal branch of government. Republicans, Democrats, Independents, everyone in Congress must join together now, for the sake of the Country!
The only real positive in Donald Trump’s debate performance was that he kept his temper under control and didn’t go into a rant at Hillary’s many provocations. Other than that, his performance was less than stellar and probably will do no good to swing voters his way.
During the first half-hour, Trump seemed to start out strong out of the gate, with quick come-backs and concise responses to questions. But then it all went down hill.
In lieu of getting angry, Trump resorted to a defensive stance with over-long explanations of why he did or didn’t do something, of which Hillary accused him. Often, those defensive explanations resulted in stream of consciousness that made no sense of what he was talking about.
In addition, his breathing (through his nose) became so strong (probably in attempting to control his anger) that it became annoyingly loud in his microphone.
The Donald missed several obvious opportunities to hit it out of the park. Most obvious was during the economy segment on jobs when he could have hit Hillary on wanting to put West Virginia’s coal miners out of work by shutting done the mines. Also, during cyber security, when he could have slammed her on her private server. Instead, Trump opted to take the bait from her attacks and launch into long rants which made no sense.
Trump had plenty of time to prepare for this debate and the very best of people to help him prepare. He therefore should have done much better.
So far, his bad performance has not seemed to make much difference. Fortunately for him and for his campaign and supporters! Those firmly in their chosen candidate’s corner were not swayed by the other one, last night. And those undecided are still not swayed, although some early polls show that some “could” be swayed, but not yet.
Trump, if he really wants this, needs to get his act together! This isn’t a reality show, nicely scripted, of “Who Wants to Be the Next President?” This is the big leagues of politics. And Trump is up against a master politician, not 16 oother candidates of his same party. No doubt that Hillary, and the entire Clinton family for that matter, really want the White House!
If Trump can’t control himself better, and LEARN from those political professionals in place to help him in his campaign, then he should get out, and get out now, and hand it over to Pence!
The first Presidential debate of the 2016 election season takes place tonight and promises to be the most watched of its kind in history. Polls show both candidates neck and neck (some are showing Trump with a lead). This morning, Nate Silver, the sports analyst who also analyzes the elections, says that Trump would win by 54% if the election were held today!
Is Hillary scared? It sure looks like she is! Her campaign is continuing to pressure the debate committee to have moderator Lester Holt “fact check” everything Trump says tonight, you know, a la Candy Crowley!
You will be able to watch the debate even if you don’t have cable. It will be shown on all broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX), as well as all news channels (FOX, CNN, and MSNBC). It is scheduled to begin at 9 pm Eastern (6 pm Pacific).
Ted Cruz drew boos from the delegates last night when he refused to endorse Donald Trump. By refusing to back Trump, and implying that he would instead vote for Hillary, Cruz violated a pledge that all GOP candidates took to support the official nominee no matter who that was.
It wasn’t until this morning, at the Texas delegation breakfast, that Ted Cruz came out with why he refuses to endorse Trump. Under intense questioning from delegates Cruz said that his pledge was “abrogated” when Trump criticized his wife and father.
This excuse doesn’t wash. If Cruz felt that strongly, then Cruz should have said that he is repealing his pledge during the campaign, before he dropped out. It might have made a difference if he would have, at that time, said that he could not support someone who “attacked” his wife and father. To do it after Trump gets the official nomination is too late and below the belt.
Cruz also mentioned this morning that, while he will not vote for Trump, he will not vote for Hillary either. He could have said that during his speech last night too but instead left it unsaid.
Cruz might be standing on principles. Or, he could be betting his career on Trump possibly losing in November and then coming off the GOP hero with “I told you so.” Who knows?
But either way, Cruz comes off in very bad taste and with a taint of cruelty and deception. He is not someone who works well with others and is in no way a team player. Cruz appears, after last night, to be for Cruz, and no one or nothing else. Perhaps even his staunchest supporters are beginning to see the real man behind the mask!
The difference between Trump and Cruz is that Trump is a self-made business person is has made a fortune and Cruz is a professional politician. I worry less about Trump than Cruz because of this. Cruz would go along with the crazies and turn this country into a fascist theocracy if given the chance because he is an ideologue who really believes this crazy nonsense. Trump would not go along with the crazies for the simple reason that it would not be good for business. Instead of the “stop Trump” campaign, it should be more “stop Cruz.”
2016: The Year Republicans Admitted They Want the U.S. to be a Fascist, Christian Theocracy
What gets lost in the media’s obsession with all things Donald Trump is the fact that the alternative to him is Sen. Ted Cruz, someone who I think is far more dangerous than “The Donald.” As I’ve said plenty of times before, Cruz is basically everything bad about Trump – but even more radical.
At least with Trump you get a slight glimmer of common sense when it comes to health care and Social Security. Plus Trump isn’t exactly “Mr. Religious,” even if he’s pretending to be to pander for votes. However, Ted Cruz is a religious radical who has a history of putting himself and his own ambitions before anyone else, including his own political party and the country.
This is someone who’s so unpopular that he’s done what almost nobody…
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And now that Donald Trump is about to be nominated, Will is again attempting to push his influence around by calling on GOP party members to sabotage Trump by having him “lose 50 states” a deserved “punishment” for Trump’s lack of “manners and grace,” according to Will.
Never mind that Trump is far ahead in votes from the people, guys like Will are used to getting their own way and manipulating the process – that is until Trump came along. And that is the real reason that Will, and others of his ilk, hate him and are now desparately acting out like three-year-olds taking a temper tantrum.
But, if that is not enough, Will ends his rant by saying that it’s okay to let Hillary win because the GOP can just “confine her to a single term.” Hey George, that tactic was already tried and failed the Republican Party – it was called the second term of Barack Obama!
Here is the link to the video by Time: http://www.buzzfeed.com/meganapper/prince-once-wrote-a-donald-trump-song-and-it-is-spectacular?utm_term=.jqjNXmqVWv&sub=4225674_8502104
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Prince Once Wrote A Donald Trump Song And It Is Spectacular
BuzzFeed ^ | April 22, 2016 | Megan Apper
Posted on 4/22/2016, 2:48:04 PM by monkapotamus
Outside of his own hits, the late Prince was famous for having writing, instrumental, or production credits on other artists’ albums.
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We also can’t ignore the possibility (likelihood) that Trump’s anger toward Kelly burns all the hotter because he sees her as a woman who — try as he might — he just can’t charm.
Last night’s debate on FOX was touted by the media to be The Trump Show and, as a result, FOX had a record 24 million viewers. Their high ratings aside, however, on Trump’s back, it seems that FOX had plans to try to do in Trump and end his candidacy for President of the United States.
The very first question was aimed at Trump who refuses to take a pledge to support whoever gets the GOP nomination, without question. Trump, rightly so, said he couldn’t swear a pledge to someone not yet decided and would only swear, at this point, “if I am the nominee.”
Trump, on the spot, admittedly not a professional politician and debater, responded honestly, but the trap was set against him from there.
It got worse later during a question from Megan Kelly referring to his old, forgotten, dust-up with Rosie O’Donnelll. But Kelly, snidely, twisted the question to leave low-information viewers with the impression that Trump’s invective was aimed at all women, not just O’Donnell who, by the way, started the squabble years ago.
Trump, on the spot again, responded in Trump style, “only Rosie O’Donnell.”
But the fix against him was in, perhaps part of “the secret plan” to deal with Trump, according to FOX anchors earlier in the day.
Deal with Trump? How about try to get him, unfairly, out of the race? The real hit against Trump came after the debate with pollster and would-be influencer of public opinion Frank Luntz who said that Trump’s candidacy was done.
Trump responded to Luntz in a Tweet telling him not “to come to my office looking for business again.”
Is Trump finished, as Luntz says?
I don’t think so. Maybe for low-information voters who get their voting instructions from pollsters like Luntz and Barbie-Doll anchors like Kelly. But otherwise, the rest of us know what’s going on here.
Trump scares the heck out of these big-money outfits who have been buying our elections for years now, and that includes FOX News! Trump is his own person who doesn’t need their money or help and he is an American who loves America, our people, and he wants to see this great country on its feet again. And Trump is the one who can do it because he obviously knows about the economy and how to make money.
FOX got its ratings last night on the back of Donald Trump but, once that happened, FOX wants him out just as much as the libs want to see him gone.
I trust that “the Donald” will hang in there and not let these petty individuals waylay him.