Thursday, October 20, 2016

Trump is Putin's Puppet

by Catherine Giordano

Donald Trump Putin's Puppet Bobblehead
Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump "Putin's Puppet.:
So he called her a puppet!
News Update: Russia Intervened to Elect Trump
It is clear now that Russia intervened in the presidential election to help Trump win. The CIA had the information months ago, but it was withheld from the public. When Hillary called Trump Putin's puppet, Trump denied. It seems very probable that he knew she was speaking the truth 

Trump will be repaying his debt to Russia throughout his presidency., Trump has already begun repaying the favor by selecting Texas oilman Rex W. Tillerson. as Secretary of State. Tillerson has never served in government, has no experience with foreign policy issues, but he is very chummy with Russia. In 2013, he was even given "Order of Friendship" award--the highest honor that can be given to a foreigner.  Moreover, Tillerson as the CEO of ExxonMobil Oil, has often been in opposition to American foreign policy favoring the Russian position instead. 

We also now know that during the campaign, many Trump advisers and surrogates were in frequent contact with the Russians. These include Jeff Sessions (who was appointed to be Attorney General), Paul Manafort (campaign manager), Jared  Kushner (son-in-law), Mike Flynn (appointed as National Security Adviser, but forced to resign) Carter Page (adviser), and others. 

We may have assets of the Russia in high governmental office--very high.    

Donald Trump's Weird Habit
Every week, Bill Maher makes Donald Trump the butt of his jokes. But there is one very funny thing about The Donald that Maher does not mention. It is Trump's weird way of accusing other people of things that are actually true about him and untrue about the other person. 

There is a word for this. Psychologists call it “projection.” 

The definition from Wikipedia is: 
“Projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities … by denying their existence in themselves while attributing  them to others." For example, a person who is habitually nasty may may accuse other people of being nasty.”
I’ll add that projection is more common with negative traits. Also, it does not have to be done unconsciously.

Crooked Hillary
It began with Trump calling Hillary “crooked.” Hillary is not crooked in the legal sense of the word. A lot of politically-motivated accusations have been made, but the investigations, some lasting years and costing the taxpayers millions of dollars, have never found her guilty of any wrong doing.

Trump on the other hand, routinely cheats in business. Here are just a few examples. 
  • He has been sued successfully many times by customers and contractors who he cheated. Others have just had to accept the losses, because they could not afford the legal fees to pursue their case.
  • His “Trump University” case is currently in the courts. His phony university bilked vulnerable people, sometimes draining their life savings. He could be convicted of racketeering.
  • The state of New York is investigating his “Trump Foundation” for illegalities. He publicly announces that he is giving money to charity, but many of these charities say they have not received any donations from him.
  • Donald Trump used the Trump Foundation to send Pam Bondi, AG or Florida, a $25,000 bribe. It worked. She declined to pursue an investigation into Trump University. This was a double whammy of crookedness--misusing charitable funds and paying a bribe.   

So who is the crooked one? Who should be in jail?

You’re a Puppet
In the third Presidential Debate on October 19, 2016 Hillary Clinton was talking about how Russia is behind the hacks of the emails of people in the Democratic campaign. She said that Russia is interfering in the election because they prefer to have their “puppet” Donald Trump as president.

Trump immediately responded “You’re the puppet,” interrupting Hillary to do so. This was not only a ridiculous statement, but it made Trump sound like a third grader. Trump, however, was evidently blind to how bad this sounded because within a minute he repeated it, again interrupting Hillary to do so.

I’ve noticed that he does things like this all the time. For instance, he lies constantly, but calls others liars. 

He also says that Hillary is unfit to be president and does not have the temperament to be president. These are accusations that many say about him. They are obviously true for him, but laughable when applied to Hillary Clinton. Even people who don’t like her admit that she is the most qualified person ever to run for president and that she is a smart, serious, and hardworking person.

Did you see the Melania Trump interview with Anderson Cooper? Even Donald’s wife thinks he acts like a child. She said, “Sometimes I say I have two boys at home — I have my young son and I have my husband.” Her son, Barron, is 10 years old. 

Plot to Hack America
The Plot to Hack America

Malcom Nance, a globally recognized counter-terrorism expert and Intelligence Community member, published The Plot to Hack America in October 2016 Consequently, he can’t answer about what happened on Election Day, but his research and expertise certainly shows that it is possible that Russia hacked the election. But, perhaps they didn’t need to hack the election itself—they accomplished their goal with Wiki-Leaks.

Weak, Sick, and Drugged
Trump states every chance he gets that Hillary is in very poor health. He claims she is too weak to get through a debate. For days, he demanded that Hillary take a drug test before the third debate because she was probably using drugs to get through the prior debates. He also claimed that after the debates, Hillary is so drained that she has to limp off the stage. He then acts this out for his rally audiences, mimicking a person falling over.

I watched all three debates. It was not Hillary who was losing energy as the debate progressed. She looked and sounded exactly the same from beginning to end. At the end, she was smiling and laughing with supporters.

Trump was the one who looked drained.  After each debate, all the TV commentators said that Trump had a good 30 minutes, but then seemed to run out of steam. His answers become more and more rambling and incoherent.

I agree with these commentators. I have also noticed that his face gets more and more red as the debate goes on. I also noticed at one point toward the end, Trump was using his finger to wipe sweat from his face. (I think that was what he was doing.) He took his index finger and dragged it from left to right across the space just above his upper lip, apparently wiping away flop sweat. Additionally, at the third debate, he was leaning on his podium, most likely for support, especially toward the end. (Hillary was not.) As soon as the debate ended, he rushed out of the debate hall and got into his car. He had no energy left to greet well-wishers.

At each of the three debates, Trump was audibly sniffing.  I’ve watched him do rallies on TV and he never sniffs at these events. It seems to me quite likely that he is medicated prior to the debates and this medication causes sniffing.

Sexually Assaulting Women
I half expect Trump to start accusing Hillary of sexually molesting women.  But perhaps, that is a bridge too far for even Donald Trump.

Trump did call Hillary "such a nasty woman." This from the King of Nasty. The person who has insulted just about every group in America--women, Muslims, Blacks, Hispanics, Jews, and the handicapped. All Hillary has done is be nasty to one person, a person who truly deserved it, Donald Trump himself. 

Maher Urges His Fans to Vote for Hillary
Each week on his show, Real Time with Bill Maher, Trump urges his fans to vote for Hillary. He supported Bernie during the primaries, but now, like Bernie, he is voting for Hillary. He urges his supporters not to help Trump get elected by voting third party.

In fact, Gary Johnson, running as the Libertarian Party candidate, is often the butt of Maher’s jokes. Maher mocks him as a know-nothing. In a recent show, he mocked Johnson for not being able to name a single foreign leader when he was interviewed by Chris Matthews. Maher said, “He said Brangelina.” (Actually Johnson just stammered and then gave up without naming anyone.)  

Vote for Hillary Clinton because Donald Trump as President and Commander-in-Chief is the very worst thing that could ever happen to our country.

Bill Weld, Johnson's running mate, has given interviews on TV endorsing Clinton. He says that we cannot risk a Trump presidency. 

Monkey See, Monkey Do
Donald Trump has been called "unhinged" by so many, even by Republicans. Guess what he is now saying about Hillary: "She's unhinged."  It doesn't even make sense. If anything, Hillary is too controlled and not spontaneous enough. She's the exact opposite of unhinged, but saying something ridiculous has never stopped Trump before. 

Here's the latest example of Donald being unhinged. In the middle of a speech at his rally, he start's reciting these words, as if they were a mantra. "Nice and cool. Stay on point, Donald. Stay on point. No sidetracks, Donald. Nice and easy, Donald. Nice.” The advice that was likely whispered into his ear by a campaign adviser just before he went out on stage. He was supposed to keep those words in mind,not say them out loud. Evidently he is so unstable that he had to say them out loud to keep himself from flying off the handle. 

By the way, Maher did a special live comedy show on facebook, titled "Whiny Little Bitch." He said Trump has "the impulse control of a grease fire." No wonder he needs to recite a mantra. 

I think Trump accuses others of his own misdoings. If he accuses them of something, it prevents them (to an extent) from accusing him of that thing. If they did, it would sound like they were just parroting his accusations.

Imagine if Hillary said, "Donald Trump is crooked." It would make her sound like the child who chants "I am rubber and you are glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you." However, this kind of thing doesn't seem to hurt Trump. His supporters like it when he acts like a child. 

Addendum: To you want to fight against Putin's Puppet? Please join this facebook group: Blue America Fights Back 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Donald Trump Is a Whiny Little Bitch

Donald Trump Whiny Little Bitch
Donald Trump is a Whiny Little Bitch
by Catherine Giordano

Bill Maher has been calling Donald Trump a "whiny little bitch" on his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher, for months now, almost from the time Trump won the Republican nomination for president. Maher was prescient because now everyone is calling Trump a “whiny little bitch,” ever since Trump realized he is losing and started proclaiming that the election is rigged.

Even President Obama had to call him out for his whining. During a press conference a reporter asked him about Trump’s claims that the election is rigged. Obama patiently explained that there is no evidence of this, and in fact, it would be next to impossible.* Then Obama told Trump to stop whining. He said:
“If whenever things are going badly for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else, then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job, because there are times when things don’t go our way — or my way…. I’d invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes.”
When Trump loses this election, as all the polls currently predict, it will be just one more failure in a long list of failures. He is not the genius businessman that so many think he is. Mark Cuban, a multi-billionaire who has been very successful in business, scoffs at the idea that Trump is a good businessman and he can back up his opinion with facts.

I started to think about why so many people think Trump is a good businessman. I think it is because he played one on TV. Trump’s reality show, The Apprentice, was very popular.

I only watched 1½ seasons and then I lost interest. 

The show wasn’t about providing challenging tasks to test the contestant’s mettle—it was about promoting Trump’s many business interests.
It wasn’t about selecting the contestant who demonstrated the greatest talent for business--it was about keeping the contestants that were ratings bait on the show as long as possible.
The point I want to make is that Trump played the great businessman on the show. The contestants idolized him (or pretended to idolize him) and called him a genius. Each week, the show would end with Trump sitting in the boardroom like a god and deciding who lived to fight another week and who “died” by being fired.

Anyone who watched that show year after year had to come away thinking Trump was a great businessman. He wasn’t. He only played one on TV.

Even if he was a great businessman, why do people think that being good at business equates to being good in government? Business and government operate in very different ways.

A CEO of a company issues commands and his underlings scurry to do his bidding. A president has to cajole and compromise with 538 members of Congress to get anything done.
A CEO of a company has only one objective-- to make a profit, preferably a really big one. A president must serve the 320 million citizens of the United States.
A CEO creates jobs by hiring people to work in his business. A president creates jobs through economic policy that creates a climate favorable to business. 
So many say That Trump will be honest as president because "he doesn't need the money." Do they understand that most people, and especially Trump, are very greedy. They never have enough money. Trump's history of fraud is more than evident as a businessman. He will be much worse as president.  

So if Trump is whining now, I can’t imagine how much whining he will do when he finds out being a CEO is very different from being a president.

I hope Trump keeps on whining. It doesn’t make him look like a winner; it makes him look weak, like a whiny…little… bitch.

P.S. Now he is whining that the third debate was rigged. He says Chris Wallace, a Fox News anchor, gave Clinton the debate questions in advance. Blatantly untrue. Another day, another whine. But he is getting nuttier everyday. and his gullible supporters believe every nutty thing he says. 

Post Election Post Script: Trump won, but he is still whining. He doesn't like that Clinton has 2.5 million more votes than he has so he is claiming there are millions of illegal votes. (Actually if Hillary had gotten a total of just 100,000 more votes in just three states she would have won the Electoral College too. 

Trump is also claiming he won the Electoral College in a landslide. He won 306 to 232 which is 56.9% of the Electoral College.This is not a landslide by historical standards. John Pitney, a professor of American Politics at Claremont McKenna College, put together a chart showing the Electoral College win for every president since George Washington--Trump ranked 46th out of 58 U.S. presidential elections.

Trump continues to whine. Alec Baldwin makes fun of him. A "so called Judge" (actually a Bush appointee confirmed 99 to 0) won't let him tear up the Constitution with his Muslim ban. He even whines because Nordstrom Department Stores dropped his daughter's fashion line because it was unprofitable for them. 

*I disagree that it is impossible to rig an election. If the election is close, it can be rigged. Only a relatively few votes in just one or two states can make the difference. Post Election Post Script: It looks like the election was rigged, by Republican operatives, and in Trump's favor. Exit polls are the most accurate polls. And even the exit polls showed a win for Hillary.

Some say it was rigged for John Kennedy in 1960. It might have been rigged In Ohio for George W. Bush when he ran against John Kerry in 2004. A very partisan Republican Secretary of State and a few cohorts locked themselves in a room, and when they emerged, GWB was the winner in Ohio.

Voter suppression can also rig an election. Florida was rigged for GWB in 2000 by his brother, Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida at the time, by purging people from the voter rolls. Many times, Republicans have rigged the election by providing too few polling places or too few voting machines in heavily Democratic areas to cause long waits that discouraged people from voting. (I have never heard of these types of shenanigans when Democrats are in control.)

There are many ways to rig an election. Ironically, the one that Trump is claiming will rig the 2016 election, voter impersonation, virtually never happens. There are major criminal penalties for voter impersonation. Why would someone risk that just to cast one extra vote?

 The Making of Donald Trump

Here's a book by a Pulitzer-Prize wining author if you want more details about the Donald's failures and shortcomings. 

Addendum: Do you want to fight against having a whiny little bitch in the Oval Office?  Do you want to fight back against possible Russian hacking of the election. Please join this facebook group: Blue America Fights Back