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Rocker Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin laugh before a rally for Republican senate candidate John Raese at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Jon C. Hancock)

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Sarah Palin represents the worst in American politics.  Some might say that Donald Trump is the worst, but at least he earned enough electoral votes to win the Presidency.  Sarah Palin was appointed by John McCain so she never won the majority of American votes.

For eight years Palin has made it her life mission to find fault with President Obama, without offering any alternative plans for anything.  As President Obama bids farewell to the White House, Sarah Palin authors an article for Breitbart referencing the “end of an error.”  It’s funny that Palin highlighted things that could have been said about her:

  1.  Astronomically increased debt.-  Palin left Wasilla  and the state of Alaska in greater debt that when she took office as mayor, and then as Governor.
  2. Disrespected law enforcement.-Palin has disrespected law enforcement in Alaska by avoiding accountability for the conduct of Todd being a pimp, by Sarah for speeding, by Bristol for brawling, by Track for domestic violence and by Willow by vandalizing a home.
  3. Numerous ticked off allies.– Both China and India were surely offended by Palin.

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4.  Demographic divisions.- Palin has a history of racist remarks.

When I think back over the last eight years, there are two highlights of Obama’s Presidency that stand out.

#1.  Affordable Health Care for Everyone.  Under the Affordable Health Care Act, 24 million people gained health insurance.  If repealed, those 24 million people would be added to the 29.6 million who would still be uninsured even if the ACA’s various programs had remained in place, for a total of 53.5 million uninsured people.

#2.  Taking Out Osama bin Laden.  Has anyone forgotten that it was President Obama who was responsible for finding and killing Osama bin Laden.

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2977 People were killed in the attack of 9-11.  Thousands of family members will never forget that tragedy.  There are lasting effects to our country.  I will never forget that attack, the resolve of the American people, and the President who was responsible for holding the terrorist accountable for this tragedy.

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As Sarah Palin fades into obscurity, she represents the “”End of an Error.”  Donald Trump ensured this end by  failing to name Sarah Palin to any position in his cabinet.  Bye, bye, bye.


Donald Trump has always been big on self promotion.  He said he’d be the greatest jobs President ever.

In the letter he wrote for his doctor to sign, he reported that Donald Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.

From the moment Trump announced his presidency, he declared he would make America great again!  He said we need a truly great leader, and he would be that leader.  He identified himself as the person who was really really successful, who would do what others who were really successful could not do.

Donald Trump, the self-declared great leader, has been identified by some as mentally ill.  His attack on Representative Lewis was described by some as typical narcissistic behavior.  When SNL featured a segment on Trump, the Donald waged war.  When Trump declared he would support the election if he won, the Donald was described as a narcissist. A number of credentialed psychiatrists have expressed grave concerns about Trump’s mental stability.  When Trump suggested Meryl Streep was an “over-rated actress” it was clear he was unable to accept criticism.

Thus it would be predictable that as Trump’s approval ratings drop, he would deny the validity of that polling.  Now, Trump’s approval ratings have dropped to just 40%, Trump goes on the attack.  He said:  “The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before.”

The inability of Trump to take any criticism or negative comments is a classic example of a person suffering from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). When criticized, narcissists “show themselves woefully incapable of retaining any emotional poise, or receptivity. And it really doesn’t much matter whether the nature of that criticism is constructive or destructive. They just don’t seem to be able to take criticism, period. At the same time, these disturbed individuals demonstrate an abnormally developed capacity to criticize others (as in, “dish it out” to them).”  “All perceived criticism feels gravely threatening to them (the reason that their inflamed, over-the-top reactions to it can leave us so surprised and confused).”  Trump, like a stereotypical narcassist expresses a grandiose sense of self.


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It was just three days ago that I devoted an entire post to Sarah Palin’s promotion of “Fake News”.  She highlighted a story about a reporter with the Washington Post that never happened.  She never issued an apology or retraction.

Today she climbs onto her soap box to suggest that the media is guilty of promoting “fake news.”  The story Palin complains about was a story of two students who faked an assault on a Muslim girl.  If reporters were deceived, the students involved intended that result.  If the students involved were criticized, it was their intention to gain attention.  Perhaps they should apologize to the media for staging the assault?

Palin said:

“Talk about fake news.

Think Lawrence will issue a retraction?

Doubt it.

We aren’t exactly dealing with the most classy guy in the world.”

 

The video, titled “Welcome to Washburn,” went viral since it was posted to Facebook, with more than 6.5 million views, more than 161,000 shares and more than 29,000 comments — many supporting the girl, who appears to be defending herself.  The realityis that the video was staged and has now been removed.  Perhaps this is a commentary on the effect of social media.  When something is posted on Facebook or appears on Twitter, there is a real possibility that the story is false.  Thus the very politicians, like Trump and Palin, who communicate through social media, are the very reason that stories like this are believed.  Trump and Palin can create news that has no basis in reality or fact, but people believe them.

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Daily Kos  has reported on the first potential conflict of interest for Donald Trump.  “Dave p” pointed me to this story.  Thanks Dave!

What is clear is the fact that the potty’s name is being taped over.

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What isn’t clear is whether (1) the owners were asked to eliminate confusion about how many toilets Trump may need during his inauguration, (2) Donald Trump has an ownership interest in the company and this is his first opportunity to make money off being President, (3) Trump thought he deserved more respect than to be called “Don”, (4) people we standing in lines to shit on The Donald, and/or (5) Donald sold his interest in the company and it is now known as “Ivanka’s Johns”but they haven’t received the new signs in time for inauguration.

 

As the sign indicates, the phone number for Don’s Johns is still proudly displayed.  I called to get to the bottom of the story and was given an e-mail address.  I will advise you of the answer as soon as I know.

 

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It’s four days before Trump’s inauguration and Sarah Palin has not been chosen as a member of his cabinet, and adviser, or even a house keeper for the President-elect.  There has been no announcement regarding any plans of Palin to attend the inauguration.  Maybe Trump thought that Alaska was just too darn far away and Sarah wouldn’t want to come such a long distance.  Sarah probably wanted to stay at home and make cookies for Trig when he comes home from school, making sure that he knew who she was.

Todd has also remained silent about any plans he has to go to D.C. for the festivities.  Surely there will be an abundance of men looking for prostitutes this weekend, so there is certainly a financial incentive for Todd to be there.

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Bristol heard there would be dancing as part of the inauguration, but she wasn’t invited either.

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Trig wasn’t invited as the President-Elect’s advisers were worried that Trump might embarrass himself again.

 Track was invited to represent soldiers with amputations,suffering from PTSD.

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Sadly, Track can’t make the trip as his parole officer won’t let him leave home.

Willow wasn’t invited as Melania was worried that she might vandalize the White House, or style Donald’s hair.

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Piper wasn’t invited as Ivanka thought she was just the wrong age to be around the Donald.

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Inauguration is four days away.  This has been the most tumultuous transition in modern history.  Trump will take office with far lower poll ratings than his recent predecessors, with majorities of Americans doubtful of his capacity to handle the job. He’s at war with the nation’s intelligence agencies, has a dysfunctional relationship with the press, is fighting claims that he’s too cozy with Russia.  He is brushing off conventional ethical standards for an incoming president, and he’s NEVER produced his tax returns. China has warned him about changing policy related to Taiwan. Mexico has threatened retaliation if Trump imposes a border tax.

John Lewis became one of the most prominent Democrats to call the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency into question, prompting a weekend retort from the President-elect, who tweeted that the civil rights icon is “all talk” and “no action.”
For any other incoming president, such a pile of controversies and crises would suggest an early political disaster is imminent for the new White House. Trump incites chaos.  Disfunction has been the key to his political career.
But as Trump takes office, his signature style, designed to keep everyone off balance, is facing its most significant test. Will his confrontational, brazen approach, the prosecution of personal grudges on social media and tendency to stir disorientation prove to be a workable template for a presidency? And will his method of deliberately picking at societal fault lines work when Trump is president of all Americans?

Trump will begin his administration in a deepening hole with public opinion.

His approval rating stood at 44% a week before the inauguration, according to Gallup. President Barack Obama was at 83% at the equivalent moment, George W. Bush was at 61% and Bill Clinton at 68%.
A Pew Research poll found that only 39% of Americans approve of the way Trump has outlined his policies.  A Quinnipiac poll put his approval rating at 37% last week.

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