Monday, April 29, 2019

Common Dreams: How Bad Does It Have to Get?

Mod: An interesting list of answers to that question from the independent news site Common Dreams. It is rather astonishing what some have chosen to ignore.

How Bad Does It Have to Get? (Common Dreams link): It’s bad enough that he lost the election by 3,000,000 popular votes.

It’s bad enough that the Russians helped him get elected by manipulating social media in critical electoral college states.

It’s bad enough that he helped the Russians do that by providing them confidential polling data to guide their Facebook ad targeting.

It’s bad enough that those ads were seen by more than 100,000,000 people when the total electoral college difference over three states was 70,000 votes.

It’s bad enough that those involved with his campaign who were also engaged with the Russians lied repeatedly, both publicly and under oath, about that engagement.

It’s bad enough that many tens of millions of dollars mysteriously disappeared from his inauguration committee, and he feels no compunction to explain where it went.

It’s bad enough that he brags about groping women and grabbing them by the pussy. Is there an honest woman in the country who admires that? Wants that?

It’s bad enough that he’s been credibly accused of sexual assault by more than 20 women.

It’s bad enough that he is an unindicted co-conspirator in the felony to commit election finance fraud by paying hush money to a Playboy bunny and a porn star.

It’s bad enough that he filed for bankruptcy six times, stiffing workers, contractors, and lenders for tens of millions of dollars.

It’s bad enough that his resorts and other properties for years hired undocumented aliens, even as he railed against a “tidal wave” of illegal immigrants.

It’s bad enough that he inherited $413,000,000 from his father, much of it through illegal tax dodges, but pretends to be a self-made man.

It’s bad enough that his “charitable” foundation was ordered shut down after having been revealed to be a sham, used to help promote his business and political interests.

It’s bad enough he claims he was a good student, but threatens to sue any schools that release his grades.

It’s bad enough he claims to be a brilliant businessman but refuses to release his taxes which would prove it.  Or, disprove it.

It’s bad enough that he says the Mueller report “totally exonerates” him, yet refuses to allow it to be released, or, for critical witnesses to be able to testify about it.

It’s bad enough that he grossly understated the value of his assets to dodge taxes, while grossly overstating their value to secure bank loans.

It’s bad enough that the Mueller report detailed 10 instances of obstruction of justice that would be criminal, were he not the president and, so, immune from indictment.

It’s bad enough that he’s a pathological liar, telling almost 10,000 lies since assuming office, literally not being able to deal with reality.

It’s bad enough, his boot-licking of Putin at Helsinki, where he said he believed Putin about Russian interference in the 2016 election, but not his own intelligence chiefs.

It’s bad enough that he has separated thousands of immigrant children from their parents, put them in cages, and then lost track of them.

It’s bad enough that he praised neo-Nazi marchers in Charlottesville two years ago, then re-defended them just a few days ago.

It’s bad enough that, though sworn to ensure that the laws are faithfully executed, he told immigration officials to break the law, promising to pardon them if they were convicted.

It’s bad enough that he told senior White House aides to lie to the Mueller commission about his efforts to obstruct the same commission’s investigation.

It’s bad enough that he smeared a Gold Star Family whose son was killed in Iraq.

It’s bad enough that he repeatedly smeared bona-fide Vietnam war hero, John McCain, while he, himself, wrangled five draft deferments to dodge service in the same war.

It’s bad enough he promised to help the working man, but immediately passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut that went almost exclusively to corporations and the wealthy.

It’s bad enough he continues to claim he’s building The Wall when not a single inch of new wall has been built since he took office.

It’s bad enough he promised to protect Social Security but just two weeks ago submitted a budget that cuts benefits to millions, including seniors in poverty.

It’s bad enough that he refuses to cooperate with Congressional hearings, trashing the Constitution and the checks and balances at the very heart of our form of government.


  1. Clyburn: 'The President Is Now Glorifying A Loser ... Robert E. Lee Was A Loser'

  2. It's bad enough that he cannot be appointed as our President for life.

    1. Low Ratings Don is not the figure of health. A couple more Big Macs and he’ll be lucky to make it through his first term. That is one fat loudmouth, bro.

    2. 6:20
      So clearly not from or living in this country

    3. A lot of political sites are getting swamped with Russian trolls now. The president is doing nothing about protecting America from foreign cyber warfare. Obviously he has concluded he cannot win without such help.

    4. 6:20 in St Petersburg time is 4:20, which in itself explains a lot.

    5. Hahah Clever joke


  3. You have to realize that everyone is no perfect, each of us have faults. So many people forget to understand this simple idea. People who think that someone is very moral, may not know them well enough to see their faults. Having faults is an everyday occurrence, we should all look into the mirror and find that upon examination we too have made mistakes or errors.
    I suppose that you are looking for perfection, but I know you will never find it in any person.
    At least this President gives you a lot to write about but remember you have overlooked others who have erred and made mistakes.

    1. Why are you so forgiving of Donald? Is it his hair color?

    2. I haven’t overlooked anyone else’s mistakes. This trump guy is the worst of the bunch. Unfit physically, mentally and morally. Associates with cons and criminals who have gone to jail.

      He will lose the vote a second time.

    3. Another St Petersburg clown, this one, who has been showing up here lately, pretends to provide reasonable explanations. But the only way to use the word reasonable when referring to Trump is when it's part of the word treasonable.

  4. Now that (djt) has been branded a LOSER, it will so much easier for history to label him and his criminal organization for what they are LOSERS. So history can pair him up to history's worst criminals & LOSERS.

  5. He certainly does lie a lot.

  6. Hater's gotta hate.

    1. Clearly you hate apostrophes.

  7. Funny that the only control of yourself is the need to be right; when you are so wrong.
    This country made the decision to put the best man in office and will do so again.
    The TRUMP derangement syndrome is a west coast, east coast thing; not real Americans.
    The "lock her up" crowd got it right and will vote to keep it right in 2020.
    History will record that President Donald J Trump, a non politician, saved AMERICA. MAGA STRONG.

    1. Notice how 9:28 and other Magats cannot refute a single statement made in the Common Dreams list posted above.

    2. Sorry chump. Trump lost the vote.

      Now, about you... if you don’t believe west coast people are Americans. And Sierra Madre is on the west coast. Where are you posting from?

    3. 9:28 obviously hates America.

  8. Incredible points. Solid arguments. Keep up the great effort.

  9. Trump's Support Collapses As 53% Of Seniors Definitely Won't Vote For Him 🎨

  10. What a mental disturbed person (djt) craves attention so to jive him the worst insult, turn your backs on his an shun him back to the devils lair.

  11. Take a look at the thousands and thousands of retail stores closing and numerous big bankruptcies under the reign of business “genius” Trump, who knows a thing or six about stiffing employees, contractors, and creditors through bankruptcy.

  12. Mitch McConnell:

    There is a “serious and deeply troubling crisis” in the country. “This is a crisis of confidence, of credibility, and of integrity. Our nation is indeed at a crossroads: Will we pursue the search for truth, or will we dodge, weave and evade the truth.”

    Lindsey Graham:

    “You don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic if this body determinates that your conduct as a public official is clearly out of bounds in your role because impeachment is not about punishment. Impeachment is about cleansing the office.”

  13. Farmer Income Drops Most Since 2016 as Trade War Losses Mount

  14. Poster 2:01pm must live on the waste coast, because the entire country is experiencing a wave of economic resurgence because of electing a non politician; Donald J Trump.
    Only the "fake" and dishonest media continue to create fake common dream points to keep themselves relevant.
    Real American's don't drink the swamp water or the brown Sierra Madre water.

    1. Everything you post is bullshit.

    2. 2:35 produces a steady stream of brown water here daily

    3. A steady diet of Fox News can do that.

    4. As every honest economist knows, Trump tries to free ride on the Obama recovery but he’s so incompetent and surrounds himself with so much incompetence that he’s destroying Obama’s gift, hence stores are closing, farmers are suffering, and average Americans pay for his bizarre tariffs.

  15. The democrats and mainstream media have thrown all they could at president trump and they spent two plus years lying and slandering and trying to take down a duly elected president with the russia collusion delusion lies. The take down attempt failed by the Left wing media and corrupt intelligence agencies have now backfired and Trump has been vindicated. AG Barr will get to the bottom of the illegal spying by the Obama administration. Trump will keep draining the DC Swamp of corrupt FBI agents like comey and strzok and lisa page. Trump will continue to overcome the media lies and obstructive democrat party and make america great again by securing the nations borders and boosting the economy with tax cuts and de regulations. The economy is booming and growing. GDP grew at 3.2% in Q1.

    1. This is the time of day 4:08's Adderall starts to wear off and his brain takes its nap.

    2. He still can’t refute a single one of the crimes, perversions, and offense against America posted above.

      Not a single one.

  16. Average presidential approval ratings through this point in term via ABC/Post and Gallup polling:

    Kennedy 73%
    W Bush 71%
    HW Bush 70%
    Johnson 69%
    Eisenhower 67%
    Nixon 58%
    Truman 56%
    Obama 55%
    Reagan 55%
    Carter 52%
    Clinton 51%
    Ford 47%
    Trump 38%

  17. A stedy diet of electing people that make promises which they never had the intention of keeping, they only wanted to sucker you out of more your tax dollars to create new programs that then would do nothing to solve the original problem, then they would say; look we just need more of your money!
    A case in point with the Sierra Madre water, how have you enjoyed the distruction of all your water pipes? Are you still paying for repairs?
    Can you afford your Fire Department to put out any fires in your town with that brown water?
    Fake media and fake promises got you to where you are; and yet you believe everything told to YOU.
    Like lambs to the slaughter.
    Or, like 2:58pm boasts, "take the bull by the tail and face the situation"!
    (W.C. Fields)

    1. Someone’s local research is a bit dated. What brown water? How long have you been living in Chernobyl?

    2. I wonder what the Russians make of Sierra Madre. Has The Tattler given The Foothill Village international significance?

    3. People who say ‘Fake media’ are whiny pussies who can’t think for themselves

  18. Dumb as a fat-rock and still looking like an idiot every second of the day. This pimp hasn't brain cell left in his empty skull, run is ft ass out of town on a rail but do not forget to tar and feather this clown.

  19. Yes, do what 4:52 said!!


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