Pigs in the Parlor: How the Trump White House will get rolled if it doesn’t watch out.

November 13, 2016

 

PIGS IN THE PARLOR

Donald Trump may have won the election but the Washington pigs are ready to rush the White House and run his government for him. It will be hard to keep them at bay. So far he looks like he’s got this figured out.

Here’s how it works.

He has to have specialists who can run the different departments of the White House. And that means people who have done it before. If you want someone to run Communications, they will tell him, you have to have someone who has run Communications at the Pentagon or HHS. Someone who has experience.

You can’t just bring in a ballplayer to the Major Leagues if they have had no experience in college ball or the Minor Leagues. And you can’t bring up a first baseman and expect him to play third base.

So once you bring in that new White House Director of Public Liaison, for example, who ran coalitions on Capitol Hill or at the Labor Department, or for Senator Snort, who hated Trump, he or she will quickly populate it with friends. They will open the door and rush them in. “Quick, quick, before they close the door.”

All of Senator Snort’s people will be in there. Trump haters.

“Oh, we need her, Mr. President, she knows how to do this in her sleep. She’s the best.”

“Hiya, Mr. President,” Giggle, giggle. “Yes, I didn’t vote for you but boy am I now convinced that you are the best!” Giggles and squeals.

The few loyal Trump folks will soon be isolated and set-up for failures which will be leaked to the pig buddies in the media who are happy to oblige since they have known the pigs for years and depend on the pigs for their stories.

The Weekly Piggy Magazine will have their folks stop by, urging the new Trump White House to promote government grants to the Hogwarts Think Tank, which buys ads in their magazine which pays their salary, which pays their mortgage.

And if the Trump White House doesn’t play along with the corruption they will have Miss Piggy, who writes a column for their magazine, appear on Fox News to declare, “Trump is not a true conservative he is now abandoning the Hogwarts Think Tank! Imagine that? Reagan loved Hogwarts.

Most pundits correctly predicted that Trump would bring in the Big Bad Wolf to be his Chief of Staff. But to Mr. Trump’s disgust, in time, he may learn that the Big Bad Wolf also likes the pigs. It makes him appear downright loyal by comparison.

The Big Bad Wolf may even sacrifice loyal Trump folk and sometimes feed them to the pigs. He would tell Mr. Trump that he, the Big Bad Wolf, alone stands between the president and a devouring host.

“I told those little piggies, Mr. President, that if they don’t behave I will huff and I will puff and I will blooooow their houses in.”

“Thanks Big Bad Wolf,” Trump will say. Thank God that at least YOU are loyal to me.”

But it looks like that isn’t going to happen to Trump. He’s not only going to bring in the Big Bad Wolf, by himself, now he’s going to bring in Roadrunner too. He will have both of them run things at the White House. One can blow their houses down if they don’t get the work done and the other can run circles around them.

So what more can you ask?

I’ll tell you. Trump needs a troika, a triad. Two will fight. Three, as Reagan taught us with Baker, Deaver and Meese, are even better. You will have one who can offer the tie breaking vote.

So yes, the President-Elect is almost there. But he still needs Yosemite Sam, you know who I’m talking about? The one who shouts and has a short temper. Trump’s got his Baker and his Meese. But he still needs his loyalty enforcer. His Lewandoski. At least to get things started. Because in the White House, the President knows, loyalty Trumps competence.

Now those are the pigs in the parlor.

What’s outside? The corporations with their lobbyists who want everyone to be burdened by regulations, except themselves. Who want money direct from the government, without competitive bids.  And who want money direct from the Federal Reserve where they can just print it as electronic numbers on a page.

And they aren’t pigs. They are hogs.  And they are really, really dangerous. Even the Big Bad Wolf is afraid of them. Roadrunner can only run for the hills. Yosemite Sam can only stutter. But that’s another story for another blog post.


Trump Wins, his rape charge haunts.

October 9, 2016

The mainstream media was stunned by Donald Trump’s performance Sunday night and is working overtime to offer some misdirection over his specific charges about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s victimizing and targeting of women.

The Associated Press, Politico and others are debunking Trump’s claim about Hillary laughing over the rape case.

But here you go. Listen to the audiotape for yourself. This from an earlier posted YouTube.


What Trump does now?

October 8, 2016

Yep, he’s been hit pretty hard. But you knew it was coming. John Kennedy once said, “nothing just happens. People make it happen.” And we know who arranged for the release of tapes damaging to Trump. And more will happen. A lot of money is at stake. A lot of people have invested in the Clinton’s and they want to get their money’s worth.

So what does Trump do now?

According to Evangelical Christian leaders, only a few months ago, Donald Trump accepted Christ  as his personal Savior, so it’s about time for him to cash in and enjoy the benefits.

According to Gallup as many as 48% of the American population claim to be born again. And millions more understand the concept of redemption.

Here’s what it means. Your past is forgiven, including anything you might have done or said ten years ago.

When the recent issues of Trump’s  vulgar comments are raised in the debate tomorrow, Trump should step up and declare his faith.

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“Look, I got into this race to make American great again. I have been sick about the corruption and the loss of jobs and the terrible deals we have made with China and Mexico and just about everybody else. I think the deal we just made with Iran is one of the most dangerous in history.

“But that said. I was wrong when many  months ago  I said that I didn’t need to ask for God’s forgiveness. I did, and I have, and I have accepted Christ as my personal Savior. And if I get nothing else out of this campaign I have that, and I have that for keeps.

“Now, if you want to judge me for things I’ve said and done in my past, enjoy yourself. I’ve asked for God’s forgiveness and I’ve asked for the forgiveness  of those I’ve hurt. God has forgiven me and I hold onto that.”

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That said, this recent flap, so far is about words. It cannot compare to what FDR did to Missy LeHand, or Jack Kennedy did to 19 year old Mimi Alford, or Bill and Hillary Clinton did to Juanita Broderick and other women who were victimized twice, once by Bill and later by Hillary who worked to discredit them and destroy their lives.

It is a marathon but Donald Trump can still win this thing.

 


What if Hillary is forced to drop out?

September 12, 2016

 

 

First, before I get started, let me say that this is not to question Hillary Clinton or her campaign. Don’t put me in the vile category of Matt Lauer who was taken to task by the New York Times for daring to ask her questions during a recent NBC forum.

And please don’t include me in “the deplorables” that Mrs. Clinton defines as racists, homophobes, Islamaphobes who support Trump. My circle of family and friends include all of the targeted groups she mentioned.

Clinton, who is the 2016 Democratic nominee for president has not actually had a press conference in 2016. And I completely understand why the New York Times wants her to be protected from prying questions. It now turns out that she has been ill for weeks.

This probably comes as no surprise to the long lines of well wishers she has been coughing over at events across America. There must be a trail of pneumonia a thousand miles long.

No, no, Hillary Clinton does not have neurological issues. Notwithstanding the concussion and the blood clot on the brain, this is not about any of that. This is just pneumonia. As Donald Trump would say, “Believe me.”  She just has highly contagious pneumonia. No neurological issues. It would be highly inappropriate to pry about that.

And to prove that point her campaign had her appear outside of Chelsea’s apartment and smile and wave to the media, who stood back to give her room to cough, and arranged for her to hug a little girl and get her picture taken. Apparently Hillary’s highly contagious pneumonia is not relevant for the little girl , after all, a photo op is a photo op.

A few nights before people paid $34,000 a piece to contract pneumonia. This little girl got it free.

But just for the record. Just to know. Just for fun. What would happen if Hillary Clinton’s health forced her to drop out of the presidential race?

Again, keep in mind, it’s not gonna happen. But let’s say for another candidate, one less protected by the New York Times and the 1% an ordinary, non Clinton candidate in the same situation.

FDR had polio and got elected. John F. Kennedy carried colitis, prostatitis and Addison’s disease into the White House with him. He was drugged throughout much of his presidency and suffered side affects such as depression. Of course, the voters didn’t know about all of this at the time.

Presidents and presidential candidates get sick like the rest of us. They even get pneumonia. President Eisenhower had heart attacks during his second term in office. In 1973, President Richard Nixon was hospitalized for pneumonia. When he was released he made such a subtle joke that the media missed it. Said Nixon, “The doctors tell me I feel fine.”

But okay, okay, if it were to happen, if you insist, let me tell you what we know about who would take her place.

In 1973, Senator George McGovern won the Democratic Nomination at the Convention in Miami. He chose Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri as his running mate.

Two weeks later it was learned that Eagleton had neurological issues. He did not have a blood clot on the brain like Hillary Clinton but he had suffered depression and was hospitalized and experienced electroshock therapy.

McGovern said I am 1,000 percent behind Eagleton. But there was such an animated discussion in the medical community that Eagleton was forced to resign from the ticket. McGovern chose Ambassador Sargent Shriver to replace him and the Democratic National Committee agreed.

Keep in mind. Technically, if Hillary withdraws, the Democratic National Committee will select her replacement. The Chairman of the DNC is that very angry, brooding presence on ABC television, Donna Brazile. But the delegates themselves are overwhelmingly Clinton, handpicked folks who will do as she directs.

What forced Eagleton from the ticket was the drumbeat in the medical community. It became a cacophony that the media could not ignore.

In this case, it is hard to imagine that the media and corporate elites who want Hillary are going to let pneumonia be a disqualifier. If raising $3 billion for quid pro quo selling of power and access is acceptable, then they will find the doctors to say what is needed to say to defend Hillary.

In the first debate, with all eyes on her health, Hillary Clinton will get that fast ball right down the middle of the plate and like Ronald Reagan, who was asked about his age, and knew the question was coming, she should be able to hit the ball out of the park.

“I will not make health an issue of this campaign,” she will say, “I will not exploit for political purposes my opponent’s irrational and unstable comments.”

 

 

 


Hillary “Rotten” Clinton went viral on Twitter before it was shut down.

July 25, 2016
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     Monday night at the Democratic National Convention delegates on the floor spontaneously drove up the Twitter search of #HillaryRottenClinton. It soon spread out of the arena in Philadelphia and across the nation, reaching 42k in a matter of minutes and was ranked number six before Sanders’ supporters claim that Twitter had apparently interfered and eliminated it as a viable hashtag.
     At this writing, Twitter is still showing it as a “trending topic.” But not the hashtag. So what gives?
     It seems that not only is DNC Chairman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz tilting the scales for Hillary Clinton, but according to some Bernie Sanders’ supporters, executives at Twitter, feeling the heat from the powerful political leader, are doing the same. Or does someone else have an explanation?
     Yesterday, we woke to the news that months ago top officials at the DNC were brainstorming on how to smear Bernie Sanders to Southern Baptist ministers in the Party. The insider emails pointed out that not only was Sanders a Jew, but that he was likely an atheist, which was apparently fair game for the DNC operatives, who were rigging the primary process in favor of Hillary Clinton.
     Just before the weekend, the choice of Senator Tim Kaine as Clinton’s running mate, had infuriated Sanders’ supporters who had hoped for someone who might champion their goals. Kaine is seen as the darling of the Wall Street 1% which plays into fears of rank and file Bernie Sanders supporters.
     So what is it that Bernie Sanders die hard’s believe?  And what can Hillary do to win them over?
     Many of the young people I spoke with see the American economy as co-opted by a new oligarchy. They spread the blame around to both Republicans and Democrats but most say it began in earnest with George W. Bush and the War in Iraq when billions of dollars were spent – off the books – resulting in a massive windfall for a few lucky corporations and, of course, the bankers who financed them. Meanwhile, the economy collapsed for everybody else.
     But the Democrats don’t get off very easy either. Bernie supporters point to a University of California Berkeley study that shows the poor got poorer and the rich got richer under President Barack Obama.
     According to the narrative of Bernie supporters, Obama stimulus legislation, that lawmakers admittedly did not read, provided massive exemptions from environmental regulations and other regulations for chosen big companies, all in the name of creating jobs, while small businesses had to keep them. The Federal Reserve made massive interest fee loans to some companies and nothing to others.
     And corporate welfare, that is, direct money to companies from the taxpayers, soon towered above welfare to the poor and needy.
     Both the Democrat and Republican political parties got money direct from the government pipeline to a few chosen, favored companies who in turn donated heavily back to the respective lawmakers.
     According to Sander supporters, corruption in America has reached epic proportions. American now resembles a government on the subcontinent or in Latin America. And Hillary Clinton, who has telegraphed her willingness to be bought by apparently accepting donations to her Foundation in return for favors, is the epitome of that corruption.
     The disheartened Sanders supporters declare that the American Dream is over. Supply and demand no longer work in a manipulated marketplace that is artificially controlled and its outcome predetermined by insiders who bet on what they know will happen.
     Frustrated, heartbroken, weary, Bernie Sanders supporters inside the stifling Convention arena in Philadelphia tried to express themselves on Twitter, only to feel that this door too had been closed to them.
     Perhaps it will all be unraveled tomorrow. Or perhaps they are asking to much. The Clintons, like the Lannisters from Game of Thrones, always pay their debts and there are too many people in corporate American who know that.

Chaos in Cleveland: The Trump Riots

July 17, 2016

Massive riots coming to the Trump Convention in Cleveland?

The conventional wisdom – no pun intended – is that this year’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland will be a mirrored image of the Democrat National Convention in Chicago in 1968.

In Chicago, the Vietnam War was the issue and young Democrats battled police in the streets to protest their own leaders, who were in power. It resulted in a divided party.  The Democrats lost the White House in the 1968 election.

In Cleveland this week, street riots may have the opposite effect. If young Democrats – or Black Lives Matter protesters – battle police outside Quicken Loans Arena it will only unify the Republican Party. And if they hurt or bloody innocent people, it may turn thousands of new voters to Trump.

There is an irony in all of this.

The RNC in Cleveland, like the RNC in Tampa in 2012, is designated a “National Special Security Event,” which means that the security is ultimately handled by the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.  In 2012 the FEDS spent $50 million on security in Tampa.

Pundits all over television are hearkening back to the 1968 Democrat National Convention in Chicago and saying that if there are riots Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich will be the one to call out the National Guard but in fact, in this post 9-11 America, President Barack Obama will be in charge of security at the RNC, and if he runs it the way he runs the IRS or the Veterans Affairs, it really means that nobody will be in charge.

So in Cleveland, you can conceivably have federal officers – answering to the Obama administration – trying to control African American protesters outside the Trump Convention and the national media will blame those “hateful” Trump Republican policemen on the street for any protester that gets hurt.

On the other hand, if the Obama DHS fails to do its job and there are images of bloodied Trump supporters in downtown Cleveland, the Democrats can kiss the state of Ohio goodbye in a general election.

It is very complicated and there are many moving parts to this scenario.

The media, of course, will spin this with their biased partisan slant but in election years they tend to do too much and it backfires. Their audience is often insulted by the rigidity of their message and start rebelling. That happened in 1980 when the national media tilted so far against Reagan that the nation elected him president in a landslide.

And this time there is the Fox News Channel which will gladly pick up any stories that the networks leave laying on the bloodied streets of Cleveland and thus the lion’s share of the national audience and advertising revenue.

For the moment, the national media is content with keeping the Clinton NGO scandal out of the news and promoting the idea of a fractured Republican Party. For example, it is making a big deal out of the fact that the two Bush presidents will not be attending the 2016 RNC in Cleveland.

They conveniently neglect to remind their viewers that the two Bush presidents didn’t attend the 2012 Convention in Tampa either.  That the absence is not about Trump any more than it was about Romney.  It is about winning and the last Bush presidency is a drag on those chances.

So here comes the Cleveland Convention. If Black Lives Matter fails to register on the Richter scale their movement is over and their money will dry up. If they don’t show at Trump’s Convention, where will they ever show again?

And if they do show they must be heard to matter.

And President Barack Obama and his DHS and Secret Service will be swinging the batons and firing the rubber bullets and holding up the fences. While the national media will blame it all on Republicans. And in this explosive mix may come the story that will rivet the nation and decide the election.

Remember, Trump’s rise to the national stage was propelled by the murder of Kate Steinle, 32, on a San Francisco pier by an undocumented immigrant who had been deported back to Mexico five times and kept coming back. “Dad, help me, help me,” she called out, as she lay dying from the random attack.

Donald Trump’s unlikely election as president may come from a few seconds of video on the streets of Cleveland this week.  Let’s pray that there will be no Kate Steinle offered on the altar this time.


What made Obama president? His absent father.

June 13, 2016

Here it is, the timeless formula for great leaders. Good or bad. Thomas Jefferson or Adolf Hitler. But you are not going to like it.

Most great figures in history were “mama’s boys” with an absent father. But here is the key. It was not good enough to be absent. The prisons of the world are filled with men who are “mama’s boys” with absent fathers. The father must also be seen as heroic or successful in the eyes of their son.

It is a fascinating study.

This video from 20o8 discusses the uncanny similarities between the presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama and their fathers.