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American Republicans have turned to Donald Trump and brain surgeon Ben Carson as their favored candidates. Frustrated with the political establishment politicians, Republicans seem to be looking for a candidate that is not part of the political “elite”. It seems we are tired of being lied to. We are tired of politicians failing to balance the budget. We are tired of politicians promoting self interest. We are tired of politicians who purport to be religious leaders but in fact are child molesters, pimps, and engaged in scandalous affairs.
Unfortunately, Donald Trump is no better than the hypocritical politicians for whom he has no respect. While criticizing Ben Carson for not having the experience or temperament to be president, Trump has neither. He has never held elected office. He has made a fortune, but in the process has learned how to line his pockets while causing corporations he created to file bankruptcy.
We have witnessed Donald Trump’s temperament:
Megyn Kelly specifically asked Trump about his TEMPERAMENT!
Trump has been bold in his remarks, suggesting that he is rich and does not need campaign dollars.
Thus it makes sense that Trump would also say that “SuperPACs should not be allowed.” “They are a disgrace.”
Yet, like other politicians, Trump lies. He has accepted campaign donations, and has his own Super PAC by the same name as his campaign. The “Make America Great Again” Super PAC has its location in a private home in Manhattan. In mid-July Trump attended a 200-person fundraiser organized by Make America Great Again PAC. “It was a combination of friends that have known Mr. Trump for years while others were meeting with him for the first time,” press-shy Ciletti told the press.
Make America Great Again PAC is one of four PACs supporting Trump’s candidacy, though it is the only one to receive his endorsement in the form of a fundraiser appearance.
We can’t make America Great Again by electing someone who so boldly lies to the American public.
For months Republicans have demanded production of Hillary’s e-mails. Their hope was to reveal that she somehow acted inappropriately by using a private e-mail for conducting national business. The results were boring and disappointing for Republicans. However the latest e-mails reveal wrongdoing on the part of George Bush and a conscious effort to mislead the American people about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
While I agree with Ms. Steinem, that Fiorina is damaging the image of women by her lie, I don’t personally find her as offensive as Palin for the image of women. Fiorina tells her lies persuasively, so she appears to be intelligent.
When it is proven that Fioina lied, she isn’t foolish enough to appear on public news outlets trying to defend her lies. Fiorina appears to have planned the lie and used it effectively in the GOP debate. Thus we would not suggest that Fioina was too stupid to understand the truth. She planned to lie and gained support because of the lie. That doesn’t make her bad for the image of women, it makes her evil. It makes her a soldier in the war on women, and an embarrassment for the Republican Party. Her behavior is reprehensible but it would be for any woman or man.
Sarah Palin, by contrast is too stupid to admit that she lies. She goes on national television and defends her lies with MORE lies!
Fiorina and Palin are both deceptive women. Fiorina is evil, but smart. Palin is evil, but stupid.
Fiorina is a candidate who has never held elected office. Palin quit the most important office she ever held.
If Fiorina were elected President, the first dude would be a man who got his start as a truck driver and has lived off his wife since he was 48 years old.
(this picture is five years old)
If Sarah were elected Dog Catcher, the first dude would be a man who got his start as a truck driver removing snow. (Trailblazer at 57). He has lived off his wife since 2009 when he was 45 years old.
Sarah has prolifically lied too.
When Fiorina was diagnosed with breast cancer she had to have a double mastectomy, and take chemo-therapy to kill the cancer cells in her body.
Palin has had changes in her breast measurements,
and some of her brain cells have been destroyed from unknown sources but drugs were probably involved.
USA Today must have spent all night fact checking the statements made by various Republicans during the debate. The number of lies is outrageous. It seems there is no accountability within the GOP candidates. If you thought Republican candidates would be constrained by the truth, you’d be wrong. This debate set a record for CNN with a 14.7 rating that will “likely translate to 20-plus million viewers.” By way of comparison the Fox News Debate received a preliminary rating of 16.0 and that number was later extrapolated to be 24 million. Thus the CNN debate appears to have come close to the popularity of the Fox New debate, in terms of viewers. The really sad thing is that the majority of viewers of this CNN debate will never know they were told lies. They won’t read the USA Today fact checking to see how many lies they were told.
Here is a recap of the night.
Here is a recap of polls taken after the debate. People surveyed predict that Jeb Bush will be the Republican nominee in 2016.
Last night Sarah interviewed Donald Trump.
The Donald was in a shopping mall in New York. Sarah appeared in front of an American flag…at some unspecified location. The initial impression of Sarah was so powerful that it was difficult to concentrate on anything being discussed in the interview.
At first glance, Palin’s hair looked worse than ever.
When she had her “bad hair day” at the motorcycle rally, we could attribute her appearance to the weather or perhaps wearing a helmet.
However the bad hair in this interview couldn’t be explained by weather or helmets.
At second glance, it was hard not to notice the degree of flaring of her nostrils. It was as if some surgeon had pulled on the skin of her face to such a degree that here nostrils remained permanently flared.
Listening to Sarah speak, the botox in her lips became an obstacle to overcome. Unfortunately Sarah has not yet learned to speak with her inflated lips. Every sentence she tried to utter seemed to be garbled by the thickness of her lips.
Sarah’s attire exposed substantial chest as we have been accustomed to seeing. However we still haven’t gotten used to seeing Bristol’s ring on her mother’s hand. This time Sarah was wearing the diamond engagement ring of Bristol on her right hand, instead of her left hand.
If you could focus on what the Donald was saying, it was hard to imagine that any candidate for President of the United States could tell such bold-faced lies as the trash that was coming out of his mouth. Worse yet, was the fact that Sarah Palin was pretending to be a news anchor. Instead of suggesting that his facts were wrong, Sarah listened to Trump and she tolerated the enormity of Trump’s untruthfulness, without question. The clear impression left by the interview was that Sarah had absolutely no clue about the truthfulness of Trump’s assertions. Moreover,she didn’t care.
For example, Trump asserted there were 93 Million Unemployed Americans. The economy is doing “terribly” he said.
The total population of the U.S. is 321 Million people. That includes babies and senior citizens. Roughly half of that number fall within the work-force ages. The “work force” includes people ages 15 and older who meet the definition of “economically active population.” The “work force” in America is roughly 160,000,000 people. In order for 93 Million people to be unemployed we would have to have a national unemployment rate of 58%. In fact our rate of unemployment is 5.3%. That translates into 8.3 million people. That unemployment rate has remained essentially unchanged since July. Moreover the unemployment rate for 2014 was 6.2% Not only was Donald off by 83 million people, but the economy, in terms of unemployment has actually improved as compared to last year.
Next the Donald declared that he was ahead in the polls, even among veterans. The poll that Trump was referring to indicated that “There is no way of knowing how many respondents were aware of the controversy (saying McCain was not a war hero)”. Further the poll information itself disclosed that “The surge in support for Trump may have taken place before the controversy dominated headlines, as suggested by polling conducted by other organizations.” Moreover, the poll to which Trump was referring compared his favor-ability ratings to those of John McCain, the candidate who nominated Sarah Palin, and the candidate who lost the 2008 election. The actual poll in question ranked Rubio, Walker, and Bush all ahead of Trump in favorability rating. Trump ranked highest in the poll in his UNFAVORABILITY RATINGS.
Finally, Palin asked Trump about what she described as a “got-cha” question when Trump announced that the Bible was his favorite book. He was asked to name his favorite quote or quotes from the Bible. Trump refused to answer saying that it was too personal. He couldn’t even say if he preferred the old or new testament.
Yet Trump still proclaimed that he was the favored candidate by the evangelicals. The truth is that there is not yet an obvious “evangelical pick.”
The unmistakable conclusion from this interview is that both Palin and Trump are dangerous because of the façade they promote. Neither are interested in truth. Both are willing to tell lies to promote themselves. Both are hard to look at.