Wow, what a topic, I just hope I can pull it off. The division in this Nation is killing it, and us. Something must be done. But what?

On La Plaza Political Chatter, a Facebook site I moderate, we have all kinds of ideas floated but there is no way to find a middle ground; maybe because we don’t sit across from each other face-to-face.

On August 24, 2020 on the radio in Santa Fe was a rebroadcast of this show that spells out why this country is so divided. It is: Show #227 | January 26, 2019 | “Why has nationalism made a comeback? Angie Coiro sits down with John B. Judis, editor-at-large of Talking Points Memo, to bore into the history and political mechanics of this recurring phenomenon. His new book, The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration and the Revolt against Globalization, puts our current divisive political environment into the context of prior movements, and sheds light on the unique confluence of forces energizing Nationalim around the world.” In a talk labeled: Nationalist Revival: The Mechanics of Division.

In this talk, Judis talks about how the government set up by the Founding Fathers has been slipping into a situation where either side R or D is unable to accomplish anything, probably since 1980. But that under Trump it is completely dysfunctional. It is a problem unforeseen by the Founders—a man so devoid of being able to act normally under the Rule of Law. These guys, the Founding fathers, all didn’t think alike but they had the traits of: honesty, maturity, vision, compassion, intelligence, common sense and the ability to compromise. It wasn’t all bully and the inability to admit being wrong.

The inability to modernize is a weakness of our governmental system, but one that is overcome by adhering to the principles and precedence of the “Rule of Law.” However, no one anticipated that Trump the survivor of over 7,000 lawsuits, would continue in public life without learning a lesson.

In the book: PresidentsPopulism, and the Crisis of Democracy, authors William Howell (University of Chicago) and Terry Moe (Stanford University—Hoover chair). The book review is as follows:

“Has American democracy’s long, ambitious run come to an end? Possibly yes. As William G. Howell and Terry M. Moe argue in this trenchant new analysis of modern politics, the United States faces a historic crisis that threatens our system of self-government—and if democracy is to be saved, the causes of the crisis must be understood and defused.

The most visible cause is Donald Trump, who has used his presidency to attack the nation’s institutions and violate its democratic norms. Yet Trump is but a symptom of causes that run much deeper: social forces like globalization, automation, and immigration that for decades have generated economic harms and cultural anxieties that our government has been wholly ineffective at addressing. Millions of Americans have grown angry and disaffected, and populist appeals have found a receptive audience. These are the drivers of Trump’s dangerous presidency. And after he leaves office, they will still be there for other populists to weaponize.

What can be done to safeguard American democracy? The disruptive forces of modernity cannot be stopped. The solution lies, instead, in having a government that can deal with them—which calls for aggressive new policies, but also for institutional reforms that enhance its capacity for effective action.

The path to progress is filled with political obstacles, including an increasingly populist, anti-government Republican Party. It is hard to be optimistic. But if the challenge is to be met, we need reforms of the presidency itself—reforms that harness the promise of presidential power for effective government, but firmly protect against the fear that it may be put to anti-democratic ends.”

On the first audio (In Deep) at minute 49, the authors talk about how the new Republican Party is the organized Populism Party, the new Trump Party, structured around having society fail so people get angry and want to support only the GOP, plus they are wed to only markets instead of government solutions. The GOP says we are the anti-government party—and only the Democrats are saying we are trying to make government better and more effective. So the Democratic Party is the only way forward.

Richard Edes on his 1260 AM radio show had Ms. Yang from the Santa Fe Institute on today: Welcome to Santa Fe Institute. https://www.santafe.edu/news-center/news/new-model-shows-how-voting-behavior-can-drive-political-parties-apart?fbclid=IwAR1x63BbINk3gvO59dCBl4wmHZ_oketK_4WVTonIhFYiuGArN2KAHJdU_-Q

https://www.santafe.edu/events/science-club-polarization?fbclid=IwAR1tuOZX-lUtws1YM_WF2zcx8YjZutZ9lXg6ieKMeDvKk3k77Ev29ldSWVY

About this talk: 

The current US political landscape brings many puzzling questions. For example, the two major parties have become increasingly polarized since the 1960s, while most voters maintained moderate policy positions. What can lead to the disconnect between the parties and the voters? Also, a sizable portion, often the majority, of the voting population is uninformed about facts that are relevant to their voting decisions, such as policies proposed by the candidates. Is there a “garbage in, garbage out” problem in our democracy? Will it reach representative decisions when its components are uninformed? 

In this talk, Vicky will give an overview of research projects that address these complex issues. These projects leverage dynamical-systems models, recent findings in psychology, and data analysis. This approach allows for the exploration of complex, and often non-linear, impact of multiple interdependent factors. It also allows us to move beyond the phenomenon at hand, and explore the underlying generative mechanisms.

https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/santa-fe-institute-leads-study-on-political-polarization/article_58c729ac-f1ea-11ea-b482-c3680e14ca3d.html?fbclid=IwAR3LPB-3kQz_Pdlw0tVJh3ot0V8Y6alMFlgrN5fmoqtv6vKlq–qw-OtydA

From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp

Bernie Sanders had Keith Elliston in place as almost the co-chair of the national Democratic Party—then some personal problems had him resign.  Tom Perez was fully on board with him being his co-chair.   This enabled Bernie to have first hand input into the DNC.

Many states’ Democratic Party Rules and Platform committees were dominated by actual Bernie voters and Our revolution members.   Their marching orders were to reduce DNC influence, and it was largely done.  Unfortunately, they did not “game” out (role play) the results of the rewrites if there were over 20 candidates in the race.  Nor did they anticipate that Elizabeth Warren would get to first base ahead of Bernie.

 

The U.S. Military’s Combat Boots are Made in China (2-2007)

 

As of four years ago, U.S. military combat boots are now only made in China.  This fact may be symbolic of our overall global economy, but it makes us less safe as a nation.

 

In 1863, shoeless Confederate soldiers raided the Hanover Shoe Factory just outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Union soldiers caught them there and the rest is history.  The fact is the saying an army marches on its stomach is not always correct, proper foot care has riddled an army’s performance for eons.

 

The Hanover*factory made all of our U.S. Army boots and is now outsourced this to China.  Our national defense is at stake!

 

There are 24 types of military combat boots.  U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard each have specifications.  Then you need jungle camouflage, desert camouflage, artic camouflage, mountain camouflage, and a couple of special forces boots with secret compartments.  Then add leggings that might have knife sheaths, sewing kits, first aid kids, and room for other survival gear—and you have a complex production line that sets our soldiers apart from all other nations and wantabees.

 

But now we are subject to the whims of China.  A country that put toxic wastes in the soles of tennis shoes that cause the skin of your feet to peel off.  A great losing condition for the U.S. Army grunt to have.

 

Sincerely,

 

William H. Mee

 

* = NOTE: Couldn’t get the exact name of the factory.

 

 

This column is titled: “Cancelling the Executive Powers of Trump”—because this is where the United States of America is at.  A Nation gripped in fear and a pandemic, and a leader unbelievably unable to lead and totally out of control.

Back in the election of 2016, the Never Trumpers in the Republican Party stated that at the Republican Convention they would get rid of Trump because he was clearly unfit for office.  Visions were of a McCain, Romney, or Pence taking the reins and leading the Party to victory from a sure defeat.  They failed with a very small little whimper.  Blending back into the woodwork.

The Pope spoke out next to no avail.  Devout Roman Catholics then thought if the Pope failed, then Trump is the Anti—Christ.

Hillary said this guy was inept and in league with the Russians.  Well, he was inept and in league with the Russians; but he won.

There was some talk at this time that Trump never expected to win and really didn’t want to govern and he was just doing the whole thing as a stunt to promote the Apprentice and he would shortly resign.

After the innaguration, Reinus Pribus, as Chief of Staff, and Sean Spicer, the Press Secretary, were to be the RNC “guard rails” to keep Trump in check and on course.  They are gone.   The Trump Generals tried to assume this role.  But they are all gone.

Then Representative Al Green from Texas introduced an Impeachment Bill in the House of Representatives in December 2017.  He then tried twice more.

The four generals at the outset of the Administration and the National Security Agency (Dan Coats) sought to remove the nuclear football from Trump’s control.

Within the Administration several people were working on invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump.   Several books that came out after General John Kelly left the Administration confirmed he was a ring leader; and frankly all the generals, James Mattis, and H.R. McMaster—were in on it.  Before this, FBI Director James Comey was rumored to be an organizer.  In the Mueller Report, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was also counting the votes in the cabinet for such a move.   Amarossa warned Trump that he had to improve his performance or he would be removed.   But alas, nothing worked even when the need was so desperately recognized.  Now with so many in an acting capacity in the Administration (maybe to Trump’s liking and perceived protection), there many never be a majority of the cabinet to remove Trump from office.  He is clearly sick, brain damaged and drug addicted.  He may actually be dying from Coronavirus or a STD.

The House Impeachment passed by a party line vote and the Impeachment Trial in the Senate failed, with Republicans promising Trump would change.  He has changed—he has gotten worse.

The Coronavirus, Covid-19, crisis demands that Trump be removed from office.  The coming Depression also calls for his removal.  Of course, an honorable man in over his head as much as Trump is, would just resign.  But Trump’s ego and intellect prevents that.

Certainly Attorney General Bill Barr will block any states from bringing criminal charges against Trump.  It is truly the perfect storm of a cover-up.   Any Class Action lawsuit would have no standing to be pursued.

Our electoral system has failed us, even putting aside Russian interference.  The election should of been invalidated or at least challenged.  But maybe we just didn’t know how bad it would get.  There should be a competency test for candidates.

So what does the General Public do when the leader is out of control and the typical legal means have failed or are in fact absent?   Our country has never had a coup against the President.  The military has been trained by George Washington not to find itself in that position.  The Secret Service has never been called upon in 243 years to take out it’s boss.

Perhaps a new law is needed whereby internet voting could remove a President if he displays the Trump traits.  Because perhaps we cannot wait until the election in November, 2020.  30-70 million voters in the worst case scenario could be dead by then from Covid-19.  Potentially a new impeachment could be tried.  But at that point pigs would fly.

Many older Catholics believe Trump to be the actual Anti-Christ.  This would explain a lot.  We may need a simple old wooden stake.

 

The next President’s job will be almost impossible. The next President must literally undo everything Trump and his minions have touched. While doing it in a way that unites people and inspires confidence.

Unfortunately, what the Democratic Party candidates are running on—new progressive policies—will be completely unattainable until a floor-to-ceiling cleaning of government is done.

The new President will need to be a skillful leader in pushing through legislation for the new laws to prevent Trump Two, and an expert in administrative law—rewriting all the rules and regulations that Trumpees changed in the motive of “Draining the Swamp.” Plus, he will have to “ferret” out all of the Trump appointees, who are in general very unqualified and only there to profit illegally from their jobs. Then heal a deeply divided nation on the precipice of “Civil War Part Two.” There may be a need for a PATRIOT Act Two targeting White Supremacists and DOMESTIC terrorists. Plus some deeply entrenched in law enforcement and the military.

This is a massive cleanup job that maybe only a very experienced person in government is capable of. Perhaps a person of advanced age that would be ineligible to achieve a second term.

What I need to add here is a whirlwind tour of the world healing our relationships with allies and even foes. The world leadership generally hates women as leaders and is VERY bigoted against them. Out of 208 nations less than 40 allow women to hold office so sending a woman cannot be done. An OLD hand that has travelled the world might be the ONLY thing the world can believe in at this point with the USA. If anyone else gets in they might need to hire a former Vice President Joe Biden just to do this world tour.

A Senator Elizabeth Warren would be good to straighten out the financial mess that Trump has racked up. First we need to stop our deep hatred for banks and Wall Street. Perhaps having them stop stealing from us is a start. Some Congressional hearings. Make Jimmy Diamond cry on the floor then clean out the old Congressional Jail and hold him in there until he changes the organizational ethos.

Then how to heal the Nation? How to inspire the children when all they see is this non-stop infighting?

I mentioned above that we need to stop Civil War Part Two—the words used by Trump to indicate to his followers why a Impeachment should be stopped. A coup against him. Where Trump mentor Roger Stone called on armed citizens to come to D.C. to protect Trump. We all know the praise of Trump on: “the very fine Americans on both sides.” But the 43,000 hate-filled Trump Tweets up to 8-2019 and all the 100 rallies framed in disparaging our leaders and Rule of Law–everything designed to erode our belief in the USA and to protect him instead.

We need to start building the “Trust in Government” —an actual project Vice President Al Gore instituted and received huge success on. Moving the needle from like 24% to 65%.

So we need a real formal PLAN.

The next President’s job will be almost impossible.  The next President must literally undo everything Trump and his minions have touched.  While doing it in a way that unites people and inspires confidence, and “heals” the Nation.

Unfortunately, what the Democratic Party candidates are running on—new progressive policies—will be completely unattainable until a floor-to-ceiling “cleaning” of government is done.

The new President will need to be a skillful leader in pushing through legislation for the new laws to literally prevent Trump Two, and an expert in administrative law—rewriting all the rules and regulations that Trumpees changed in the motive of “Draining the Swamp.”  Plus, he will have to “ferret” out all of the Trump appointees, who are in general very unqualified and only there to profit illegally from their jobs.  Then heal a deeply divided nation on the precipice of “Civil War Part Two.”  There may be a need for a PATRIOT Act Two targeting White Supremacists and DOMESTIC terrorists.  Plus some deeply entrenched in law enforcement and the military (that Trump boasts about who will keep him in the office).

This is a massive cleanup job that maybe only a very experienced person in government is capable of.  Perhaps a person of advanced age that would be ineligible to achieve a second term.

What I need to add here is a whirlwind tour of the world healing and repairing our relationships with allies, and even foes.  The world leadership generally hates women as leaders and is VERY bigoted against them.  Out of 208 nations less than 40 allow women to hold office so sending a woman cannot be done.  An OLD hand that has travelled the world might be the ONLY thing the world can believe in at this point with the USA.  If anyone else gets in they might need to hire a former Vice President Joe Biden just to do this world tour.

A Senator Elizabeth Warren would be good to straighten out the financial mess that Trump has racked up.  First, we need to stop our deep hatred for banks and Wall Street. Perhaps having them stop stealing from us is a start.  Some Congressional hearings.  Make Jaime-boy Diamond cry on the floor then clean out the old Congressional Jail and hold him in there until he changes the organizational ethos.   Maybe a Kamala Harris to oversee some prosecutions with her California AG experience.

Then how to heal the Nation?  How to inspire the children when all they see is this non-stop infighting and a man who gets everything he wants by being a bully and stupid?  He is being imprinted as a role model because he gets away with everything.

I mentioned above that we need to stop Civil War Part Two—the literal words used by Trump to indicate to his followers why a Impeachment should be stopped.  A coup against him.  Where Trump mentor Roger Stone called on armed citizens to come to D.C. to protect Trump.   Then Trump’s call for motorcycle gangs to come to D.C.   We all know the praise of Trump on: “the very fine Americans on both sides.”  But the 43,000 hate-filled Trump Tweets up to 8-2019 and all the 100 rallies framed in disparaging our leaders and Rule of Law–everything designed to erode our belief in the USA and to protect him instead.  This couldn’t have been better authored by Putin himself.

We need to start building the “Trust in Government” —an actual project Vice President Al Gore instituted and received huge success on (See on this WordPress Site: https://williamhenrymee.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/how-al-gore-could-have-changed-america-for-the-better/).   Moving the needle from like 24% to 65%.

There is a whole environment impacted by weakening air and water regulations, and abandoning the Paris Accord—just in a time when Climate Change is seemingly impacting us most with hurricanes and floods.  Experts only give us 10-12 years to survive.

The Republican Great Recession of 2008 delayed our repair of vital infrastructure across the country—and it has only gotten worse in the last 12 years.   Many of our bridges, train tracks, roads, and public buildings are decades passed renovations and remodeling needs.  Then our broadband communications has been ignored keeping us out of the 21st Century and Internet requirements.  Where we were world leaders we have fallen.

Rural America has been forgotten, the Rust Belt is rusting through, and we have lost so many jobs to other nations it may be beyond recovery.  We need a new Greatest Generation to step forward and win it as they did in World War Two.

Everything is in dire need of repair, retooling and rebuilding.  No element of society, culture or community is intact after Trump.  Trump’s holocaust of our Nation was complete and real.

So we need a real formal MARSHALL PLAN and a leader to implement it.

The Title of this opinion piece really says it all.   How Far will Trump go?  The proverbial Leader of the Free World, without any guardrails (the handlers that tell him what the norms of other presidents were), without any morals (the acceptance of what is right and wrong, the balance of being a person who knows what is fair and just and what is not, the grounding and centering of being a Christian person), without any appreciation of history (acting as if ignorant of who is our Nation’s friend or foe, ignoring historical contracts and treaties, pretending what he is doing is the only great thing in history).  A person with only an allegiance to money and not to family, friends, peers, brand, class, party or nation.   What could go wrong if he is left in office?

Then when he has failed, a normal more principled man would resign or ask for a negotiated armistice, but instead he continues with a scorched-earth policy.   Like a Hitler in his bunker with the Final Order.   All around him too afraid to do the right thing and say no.   He has said in the following days after his acquittal, that he is unrepentant.   Unfeeling to the gravity of the situation to the Nation and the World.

A leader emboldened by not being removed from office by a narrow vote in the impeachment hearings.   The precedence of Presidents Johnson and Clinton was to say: “I apologize to the nation for wasting their time and now let’s work together to solve your problems.”  Not so with Trump; just retribution and revenge.   “Full speed ahead and damn the torpedos.”   Like a bull in a China shop: the lack of vision, planning and a path forward continue.   Just “get even.”   The wounded bull mentality is not leadership.

Someone unconcerned with legacy, Trump is not one, to say: “I may or may not win in November but lets do Immigration Reform and Health Care before that time.”

 

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Donald Trump as assessed by Sen. Susan Collins may have ‘learned’ from his impeachment according to the U.S. Senator from Maine—or at least she apparently hopes the Trump has learned.  In an editorial called, ‘Dear Susan Collins…,’ Joy Reid of MSNBC critiques Sen. Collins’ different statements regarding Trump’s Senate acquittal, as a snap shot of Trump’s ambivalent support in the Senate, in contrast to Sen. Mitt Romney’s clear statements regarding his guilty vote against GOP party lines. 2-2-2020.

https://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-statements-by-sen-susan-collins-critiqued-by-joy-reid-78388805813

POSTSCRIPT of February 20, 2020:

URGENT STATEMENT of February 20, 2020:

It is clear today that Trump is violating his oath of office EVERY DAMN DAY.   He has switched his allegiance to Putin and Russia in exchange for their aid in the 2020 Presidential Election.   The proof is in the National Security Council’s presentation to him on this day, and his immediate angry reaction to it—the complete denial of facts and truth (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/21/us/politics/trump-and-russia.html).   The complete contempt and scorn for the entire Intelligence community is evident.   There is no other possible explanation, excuse or need for delay.   Trump’s intent is clear, indignant and the cover-up is present.   This is not a false accusation but rather a moral obligation of the utmost importance to our mutual national security.   Trump is clearly the Nation’s clear-and-present-danger to our safety, security and well-being; an imminent threat to our way of life * NOTE.

I call on those members of this page and their friends who support Trump in any form or way, to immediately call on your allies, Republican members of Congress and members of the Republican National Committee to ask for his resignation.  Then to immediately and simultaneously to instruct Vice President Michael Pence to institute the procedures of the 25th Amendment for the removal of Trump, and the preservation of the Republican Party and the World.

This is something, a call to action, that I do not take lightly.  I know many will say this is too extreme, too premature, and besides there is an election coming.   That the time is not right.  That Trump is disappointing but not worthy of the removal—-or the same results of the U.S. Senate Trial.  But this is as clear as July 4th, 1776.   When the Founding Fathers knew what clear and unpopular action to take.  I will be called a “nut” and a Communist and an anarchist.   Anti-Trump and a Trump-hater since the start.  Illogical and rash.   I may even get a death threat or two.  Trump’s supporters are zealots of an irrational and frankly unchangeable breed.   Your 7th Grade Typing Class must of taught you this: “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their Countrymen.”

NOTES = “Trump’s allies challenged the conclusions by Shelby Pierson during the meeting, arguing that Trump has been tough on Russia and strengthened European security. Trump reportedly “erupted” and “berated” his acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, in the Oval Office following the meeting over what he perceived as disloyalty. Trump also erroneously believed that Pierson had given information exclusively to Rep. Adam Schiff, complaining that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure. Yesterday, Trump announced that he was replacing Maguire with Richard Grenell, the ambassador to Germany and a vocal Trump supporter.”— Washington Post.

A former National Security Council official who helped discredit the Russia probe, is now a senior adviser for the new acting Director of National Intelligence. Kash Patel previously worked as Rep. Devin Nunes’s top staffer on the House Intelligence Committee. He will advise Richard Grenell. —Politico

Trump’s new personnel chief told agency officials to identify political appointees across the government who are believed to be anti-Trump. Trump tasked John McEntee with purging the “bad people” and “Deep State,” starting with personnel at the State Department and Department of Defense. McEntee, Trump’s former body man, was fired in 2018 by then-Chief of Staff John Kelly.  And before this by the Mitt Romney Campaign.Axios / CNN

Dana Rohrabacher confirmed that he told Julian Assange he would get Trump to pardon him if he turned over information proving that Russia didn’t hack the Democratic National Committee emails. Rohrabacher said his goal was to find proof for the debunked conspiracy theory that WikiLeaks’ source for the emails was former DNC staffer Seth Rich. U.S. intelligence agencies and Robert Mueller’s prosecutors, however, concluded that Russian intelligence agents had hacked the Democratic Party and stolen the emails. Rohrabacher claimed he only wanted “truthful” information from Assange and never suggested that he “lie.” —Yahoo News

Honestly, you need more before you Act??????

 

 

When President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963 we all started to think that the president must be respected, even if we disagree with him.  When LBJ and Nixon were Commander-in-Chief of the Vietnam War it was sort of hard to go against that establishment.   Mainstream Americans support the president and those who didn’t were labeled as hippies, yippies and zippies.

My cousin C worked for the reelection campaign of Nixon in 1972.  We were all so proud of her.  For her, just out of college, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Only my father distrusted Nixon all the way back to the Checkers Speech.  As fellow lawyers, he said the only reason to give that speech was to cover up a crime.
President Gerald Ford was a trust worthy fellow and his speech: our long nation nightmare is over, really settled my Watergate woes.  Chevy Chase and his falling down stairs really shook the confidence of the nation in him.
Democrat Jimmy Carter came in and led really well.  Americans were disappointed in having to give up stuff for the energy crisis but such is life.  But when he was unable to free the hostages in Iran, his support faltered.  Little did we know that Reagan was trading arms and drugs for hostages.  Just an unbelievable conduct that we found out AFTER the election.
Clinton embarrassed us all with his sex escapades and the resulting impeachment.  Bush stole the 2000 election with the help of the Supreme Court which was unheard of precedent.  Then Obama came in with a message of hope and change that was refreshing.  But he could not deliver on it and things actually got ugly with the Tea Party rallies hanging him in effigy.  Little did we know that on the day of Obama’s inauguration that key GOP Congressmen held a meeting at the Caucus Room in Washington, D.C and pledged to obstruct everything Obama wanted and to make him a one-term president (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/robert-draper-anti-obama-campaign_n_1452899).
The Trump era started out strangely with his election night speech.  It seemed normal enough but in looking at it in hind site you sort of see the coming corruption.
Then his Inaugural speech: American Carnage.  Who on earth would title a speech that but Steve Bannon and Steven Miller?   It is not Halloween.

*] TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you very much, everyone.

(APPLAUSE) Sorry to keep you waiting; complicated business; complicated.

(APPLAUSE)

Thank you very much.

(APPLAUSE)

TRUMP: I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton.

(APPLAUSE)

She congratulated us — it’s about us — on our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign. I mean, she — she fought very hard.

(APPLAUSE)

Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.

(APPLAUSE)

I mean that very sincerely.

(APPLAUSE)

Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division; have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.

(APPLAUSE)

It’s time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.

(APPLAUSE)

For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people…

(LAUGHTER)

… I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country.

(APPLAUSE)

As I’ve said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign, but rather an incredible and great movement made up of millions of hard- working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their families.

(APPLAUSE)

It’s a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds and beliefs who want and expect our government to serve the people, and serve the people it will.

(APPLAUSE)

Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American Dream. I’ve spent my entire life and business looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world. That is now what I want to do for our country.

(APPLAUSE)

Tremendous potential. I’ve gotten to know our country so well — tremendous potential. It’s going to be a beautiful thing. Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

(APPLAUSE)

We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.

We will also finally take care of our great veterans.

(APPLAUSE)

They’ve been so loyal, and I’ve gotten to know so many over this 18-month journey. The time I’ve spent with them during this campaign has been among my greatest honors. Our veterans are incredible people. We will embark upon a project of national growth and renewal. I will harness the creative talents of our people and we will call upon the best and brightest to leverage their tremendous talent for the benefit of all. It’s going to happen.

(APPLAUSE)

We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. We will be.

(APPLAUSE)

We’ll have great relationships. We expect to have great, great relationships. No dream is too big, no challenge is too great.

TRUMP: Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.

America will no longer settle for anything less than the best.

(APPLAUSE)

We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring. We have to do that. We’re going to dream of things for our country and beautiful things and successful things once again.

I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone — all people and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict.

And now I’d like to take this moment to thank some of the people who really helped me with this what they are calling tonight very, very historic victory.

First, I want to thank my parents, who I know are looking down on me right now.

(APPLAUSE)

Great people. I’ve learned so much from them. They were wonderful in every regard. I had truly great parents.

I also want to thank my sisters, Maryanne and Elizabeth, who are here with us tonight. And, where are they? They’re here someplace. They’re very shy, actually. And my brother Robert — my great friend. Where is Robert? Where is Robert?

(APPLAUSE)

My brother Robert. And they should all be on this stage, but that’s OK. They’re great. And also my late brother, Fred. Great guy. Fantastic guy.

(APPLAUSE)

Fantastic family. I was very lucky. Great brothers, sisters; great, unbelievable parents.

To Melania and Don…

(APPLAUSE) … and Ivanka…

(APPLAUSE)

… and Eric and Tiffany and Baron, I love you and I thank you, and especially for putting up with all of those hours. This was tough.

(APPLAUSE)

This was tough. This political stuff is nasty and it’s tough. So I want to thank my family very much. Really fantastic. Thank you all. Thank you all.

And Lara (ph), unbelievable job, unbelievable.

Vanessa, thank you. Thank you very much.

What a great group. You’ve all given me such incredible support and I will tell you that we have a large group of people. You know, they kept saying we have a small staff. Not so small. Look at all the people that we have. Look at all of these people.

And Kellyanne and Chris and Rudy and Steve and David. We have got — we have got tremendously talented people up here. And I want to tell you, it’s been — it’s been very, very special. I want to give a very special thanks to our former mayor, Rudy Giuliani.

(APPLAUSE)

Unbelievable. Unbelievable. He traveled with us and he went through meetings. That Rudy never changes. Where’s Rudy? Where is he? Rudy.

Governor Chris Christie, folks, was unbelievable.

(APPLAUSE)

Thank you, Chris.

The first man, first senator, first major, major politician, and let me tell you, he is highly respected in Washington because he’s as smart as you get: Senator Jeff Sessions. Where is Jeff?

(APPLAUSE)

Great man.

Another great man, very tough competitor. He was not easy. He was not easy. Who is that? Is that the mayor that showed up?

(LAUGHTER)

Is that Rudy? Oh, Rudy got up here.

Another great man who has been really a friend to me. But I’ll tell you, I got to know him as a competitor because he was one of the folks that was negotiating to go against those Democrats: Dr. Ben Carson. Where is Ben?

(APPLAUSE)

Where is Ben?

TRUMP: And by the way, Mike Huckabee is here someplace, and he is fantastic. Mike and his family, Sarah — thank you very much.

General Mike Flynn. Where is Mike?

(APPLAUSE)

And General Kellogg. We have over 200 generals and admirals that have endorsed our campaign. And they’re special people and it’s really an honor. We have 22 congressional Medal of Honor recipients. We have just tremendous people.

A very special person who believed me and, you know, I’d read reports that I wasn’t getting along with him. I never had a bad second with him. He’s an unbelievable star. He is…

(CROSSTALK)

TRUMP: That’s right. How did you possibly guess? So let me tell you about Reince, and I’ve said this. I said, Reince — and I know it, I know. Look at all those people over there. I know it. Reince is a superstar. But I said, “They can’t call you a superstar, Reince, unless we win,” because you can’t be called a superstar — like Secretariat — if Secretariat came in second, Secretariat would not have that big, beautiful bronze bust at the track at Belmont.

But I’ll tell you, Reince is really a star. And he is the hardest-working guy. And in a certain way, I did this — Reince, come up here. Where is Reince? Get over here, Reince.

(APPLAUSE)

Boy oh boy oh boy. It’s about time you did this, Reince. My God.

(APPLAUSE)

Say a few words. No, come on, say something.

RNC CHAIRMAN REINCE PRIEBUS: Ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the United States, Donald Trump.

(APPLAUSE)

Thank you. It’s been an honor. God bless. Thank God.

TRUMP: Amazing guy.

Our partnership with the RNC was so important to the success and what we’ve done.

So I also have to say I’ve gotten to know some incredible people — the Secret Service people.

(APPLAUSE)

They’re tough and they’re smart and they’re sharp, and I don’t want to mess around with them, I can tell you. And when I want to go and wave to a big group of people and they rip me down and put me back down on the seat. But they are fantastic people, so I want to thank the Secret Service.

(APPLAUSE)

And law enforcement in New York City. They’re here tonight.

APPLAUSE)

These are spectacular people, sometimes under-appreciated unfortunately, but we appreciate them. We know what they go through.

So, it’s been what they call a historic event, but to be really historic, we have to do a great job. And I promise you that I will not let you down. We will do a great job. We will do a great job.

(APPLAUSE)

I look very much forward to being your president, and hopefully at the end of two years or three years or four years, or maybe even eight years…

(APPLAUSE)

… you will say, so many of you worked so hard for us, but you will say that — you will say that that was something that you really were very proud to do and I can…

(CROSSTALK)

TRUMP: Thank you very much.

And I can only say that while the campaign is over, our work on this movement is now really just beginning.

(APPLAUSE)

We’re going to get to work immediately for the American people. And we’re going to be doing a job that hopefully you will be so proud of your president. You’ll be so proud. Again, it’s my honor. It was an amazing evening. It’s been an amazing two-year period. And I love this country.

(APPLAUSE) Thank you. Thank you very much.

(APPLAUSE)

Thank you to Mike Pence. Thank you.

(APPLAUSE)

END.

https://fortune.com/2016/11/09/donald-election-victory-speech-transcript/

All Americans need to be on guard for this. The GOP only continues to exist because of “Dirty Tricks.” We cannot fool ourselves that both parties do this.

The GOP a party of rich White men has been so impatient to take its case to the American People in times of voting, that they instead want to steal election by “Dirty Tricks.”  They know that selling the dream of: “you too can be rich if you make me richer”—is a totally fake and bogus one.  Here is the evidence of a party based solely on Dirty Tricks and meaness:

1. Teapot Dome scandal.  Which brought cash into the Republican President Warren G, Harding’s Administration in 1921.

2. Four GOP Presidents were endorsed by the KKK, like Kool Kalvin Koolidge that printed this as his slogan in the South and Indiana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan_members_in_United_States_politics).

3. Coup against FDR.  Senator Prescott Bush not only sold oil to the Nazi’s but he provided financing that without it would have Hitler’s 1932 political win impossible. There is a new book out called the “Business Plot against FDR” and in it, it describes a coup attempt against FDR in 1934; one of the main financiers was Prescott.  So in honor of his treason to the United States we almost rewarded him with three presidencies but Jeb Bush never quite made it.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler

4. “The Family” was founded in 1935 in opposition to FDR’s New Deal and the Labor Movement.  It is also responsible for the “Kill the Gays” legislation, etc., in African Countries today.
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/The_Fellowship_%28Christian_organization%29

5. Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin.  In 1950 the red Scare also known as McCarthyism was launched.  It lasted until 1954.  McCarthy launched his investigations into Communists to gain notoriety so he could run for President in 1960 and beat out Vice President Richard Nixon.  The way to do this was to undercut Nixon’s California base of of support mainly among defense contractors.  McCarthy secretly obtained a list of 100,000 Democratic Party campaign contributors and targeted 60,000 of them with subpoenas.

6. JBS.  The John Birch Society was established in Indianapolis, Indiana, on December 9, 1958, by a group of 12 led by Robert W. Welch Jr., a retired candy manufacturer from Belmont, Massachusetts. Welch named the new organization after John Birch, an American Baptist missionary and military intelligence officer who was shot and killed by communist forces in China in August 1945, shortly after the conclusion of World War II.   Fred Koch, father of the Koch brothers, was a founding member investing the money he got from Joseph Stalin for selling arms that helped to kill 20 million White Russians.   The JBS had a motto of winning by any means necessary and backed Barry Goldwater in his 1964 Presidential Election.  The bad taste of McCarthyism turned many people against Goldwater when his association to JBS was identified. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Birch_Society

7. Nixon.  Watergate was bigger than a break-in against the Democratic Party Headquarters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_scandal.).  G. Gordon Liddy and the burglars (White House Plumbers) wanted to see if the Democrats knew about Nixon’s secret negotiations through Anna Chennault (Ken Hughes: The Tale is in the Tapes), and Madame Chang Kai Chek and Henry Kissenger with both North and South Vietnam to postpone peace negotiations so Nixon could “give them a better deal.”  This came out in a LBJ secret tape of his conversation with Senator Dirksen where he asked Nixon to stop the deal making, when the White House Archives were opened after 25 years.  The Nixon era really coined the use of the term “Dirty Tricks” in politics, as the term was used frequently on the White House tapes obtained by Congress.    In order to convict these guys like G. Gordon Liddy, John Erlichman, Colson, Hunt, John Dean, and all members of CREEP (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_for_the_Re-Election_of_the_President), the Congressional Special Committee on Investigations contacted Donald Segretti of the College Republicans (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Segretti) and asked for inside information on where the money came from (remember Vice President Spiro Agnew had already resigned over Cuban money secured in Florida).  Segretti said what he was involved in 1972, were “college pranks” not dirty tricks.  He had recruited Karl Rove, Ralph Reed, Jack Abramhoff, Grover Norquist, and G.W. Bush from the College Republicans (of which Roger Stone and Bill Bennett were also members).  The pranks included spitting on soldiers at airports while dressing up as hippies.  Putting Nixon bumper stickers over McGovern’s, calling McGovern a communist and draft dodger in publications (when he was actually a WWII decorated pilot), etc.  The young republicans of Donald Segretti were given a pass for tips against the actual 1972 Watergate burglars of C.R.E.E.P.  This meant that Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed and Jack Abramoff (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Abramoff) were let off the hook to steal the 2000 Election.   Jack was later caught up in the Speaker of the House Tom Delay’s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_DeLay_campaign_finance_trial) Indian Tribe fraud and went to jail.  Ralph Reed was caught up in a Riverboat Gambling scheme to finance his religious organization.  The bottom line?   The indictment of 69 people, with trials or pleas resulting in 48 being found guilty, many of whom were top Nixon officials.

8. The rise of Lee Atwater.   FROM WIKIPEDIA: “Atwater’s aggressive tactics were first demonstrated during the 1980 Congressional campaigns. He was a campaign consultant to Republican incumbent Floyd Spence in his campaign for Congress against Democraticnominee Tom Turnipseed. Atwater’s tactics in that campaign included push pollingin the form of fake surveys by so-called independent pollsters to inform white suburbanites that Turnipseed was a member of the NAACP. He also sent out last-minute letters from Senator Thurmond telling voters that Turnipseed would disarm the United States, and turn it over to liberals and Communists.[citation needed] At a press briefing, Atwater planted a fake reporter who rose and said, “We understand that Turnipseed has had psychiatric treatment”. Atwater later told reporters off the record that Turnipseed “got hooked up to jumper cables”, referring to electroconvulsive therapy that Turnipseed underwent as a teenager.[6] Spence went on to win the race.

“Lee seemed to delight in making fun of a suicidal 16-year-old who was treated for depression with electroshock treatments”, Turnipseed recalled. “In fact, my struggle with depression as a student was no secret. I had talked about it in a widely-covered news conference as early as 1977, when I was in the South Carolina State Senate. Since then, I have often shared with appropriate groups the full story of my recovery to responsible adulthood as a professional, political and civic leader, husband and father. Teenage depression and suicide are major problems in the United States, and I believe that my life story offers hope to young people who are suffering with a constant fear of the future”.[6]

After the 1980 election, Atwater went to Washington and became an aide in the Ronald Reaganadministration, working under political director Ed Rollins. In 1984, Rollins managed Reagan’s re-election campaign, and Atwater became the campaign’s deputy director and political director. Rollins mentions Atwater’s work several times in his 1996 book Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms.[7] He states that Atwater ran a dirty tricks operation against Democratic vice-presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro, including publicizing the fact that Ferraro’s parents had been indicted on numbers runningin the 1940s. Rollins also described Atwater as “ruthless”, “Ollie Northin civilian clothes”, and someone who “just had to drive in one more stake”.[8]

Atwater became a senior partner at the political consulting firm of Black, Manafort, Stone and Kellythe day after the 1984 presidential election.[9”

Atwater, from South Carolina, got Reagan to use the “Southern Strategy” in his campaign, which started at Philadelphia, Mississippi, the site of the killing of the Civil Rights workers (Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner) in June 1964; this was a signal to White Supremacists.

Atwater then used the Willie Horton ad to destroy the Presidential campaign of Michael Dukasis.

In 1991, dying from cancer, Atwater did a conversion to Roman Catholicism and started his “repentance.”  He admitted to sending the Canucks’ letters to the newspapers in New Hampshire with Edmund Muskie’s letterhead to destroy  Muskie’s presidential campaign in 1972 since he was considered the frontrunner.  He admitted to creating the Donna Rice affair that destroyed Colorado Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign.  This incident is now a movie (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/movies/gary-hart-the-front-runner.html).

9. Republican President Reagan should be credited with the 2007-8 Recession from his economic Policies. But let’s examine his treason. In the 1980 Election his team made overtures to the Iranian Government not to release the hostages until AFTER he was elected. Then in the Iran-Contra affair he traded drugs for arms and gave them to the Iranians to release the second batch of hostages.  Lt. Colonel Oliver North and Admiral Poindexter were convicted of this crime: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93Contra_affair.  They were later pardoned by Republican President George H.W. Bush upon the advice of Attorney General William Barr in 1992 (so there could not be compelled to testify against Bush). https://www.npr.org/2019/01/14/684553791/william-barr-supported-pardons-in-an-earlier-d-c-witch-hunt-iran-contra  Shouldn’t some people be barred from further government service?

10. President Ronald Reagan’s infamous characterization of welfare recipients as “Welfare Queens” to push his economic agenda (http://www.examiner.com/article/the-war-on-prosperity-the-attack-on-the-poor-redux). So the story behind Welfare Queens is Peggy Noonan the speechwriter was asked at a press conference who this person was that drove the Cadillac to pick up her welfare check and she said “there must be someone somewhere.”  So as with most Republican and right wing talking points it is all based on myth and distortion.  http://kevinbaker.info/the-magic-reagan/ Yet, on many Sunday morning News show you will find Peggy.

11. George W. Bush.  Must I say more?   A third generation dirty trickster.  Election 2000 with Karl Rove at the GOP helm was a bastion of Dirty Tricks, and now a new trick: voter disenfranchisement.  Rove brought his college buddies back into the mix: Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed and Jack Abramoff.  We have already told you the outcomes of their Nixon exploits.

12. Trump and the Russians orchestrated by Roger Stone.

13. This is not liberal versus conservative, or Republican Party members versus Democratic Party members, nor right versus left.  This is about a select group of elite millionaires and billionaires who are picking and choosing who will win elected positions and who will make money. This is the same crowd that profited out of every war and in the Republican Great Depression of 1929 (Republican Great Recession of 2008, and the Republican-caused Panics of 1893, 1873, 1919, 1953–notice the Republican connection there?).  By shutting down the government and defaulting on the debt they are betting on making even more money. As people walk away from homes, land and businesses they will scoop it all up with their off-shore cash. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/08/1098434/-Eric-Cantor-Paul-Ryan-Kevin-McCarthy-Plot-To-Sabotage-US-Economy-with-Frank-Luntz
The average “cost” of running for Congress was over $10 million dollars in 2010 meaning that every day of the year (365) a Representative had to raise $2,000 or more in the two years BEFORE the election. I give $10 to mine, so he needs 199 people more on the same day. That is a lot of people to call and ask for money from. Or he can get a corporation to give him $2,000 that day and put him on the installment plan that under the Supreme Court ruling of Citizens United has no campaign contribution limits. Who is this guy going to listen to even if he had an average wealth instead of being a multi-millionaire like the majority is Congress are????

Democrats are by no means perfect, and there is a lot of room for improvement, but generally under their leadership: wars are won, national security is better, the economy prospers, the society moves to Civil Rights, voting rights are ensured, and there is more democracy (reference: the Two Santa Claus Theory of the GOP https://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/01/26-0, Jude Wanniski http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jude_Wanniski, Paul Weyerich’s Goo Goo Syndrome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GBAsFwPglw http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Weyrich).

The 1994 Newt Gingrich Contract with America with its two term limits—failed when its titular head, Newt, didn’t want to get out. Instead, the tone of politics got real ugly (hell Tip O’Neil and Reagan use to drink a beer together) and the number of lobbyists expanded from 3,000 to 27,000. The GOP embraced the political strategies of “killing the other candidate” of Lee Atwater. The 2000 South Carolina Primary Election was won by church flyers of “John McCain’s illegitimate Black Baby” printed by Karl Rove who learned this from his mentor Atwater.

The GOP talks more about ‘family values’ but when in office they do very little about it. With a Republican President Bush, Congress and Supreme Court, they didn’t address abortion. Solving abortion-immigration issues would lead to party losses; so why do it? If they solved any problems who would need them? By dividing people against each other and in promoting the Culture Wars and Southern Strategy—the party strives and the middle class is obliterated (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy).
The pursuit of the Ayn Rand philosophy by GOP Representative Paul Ryan brings up her failed policies that she shared with her cult during orgies with Alan Greenspan. It was a perverted time that resulted in: trickle down economics, 1980 Reaganomics, supply-side economics (that its creator David Stockman later said he made up and didn’t think it would work; and it didn’t ); and resulted in the 2007-8 Recession.
Without the knowledge of history we are doomed to repeat it. This would be an awful experience for you and I, and for our common Country.

This is the company you keep in the GOP: Billionaire Koch Brothers, Pat Roberston, Tony Perkins, David Duke, Adam West, Paul Ryan, Rush Limbaugh, Michael WIENER Savage (is he a gay porn star?), Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, William Crystal, Donnie Trump, Sheldon Adelson, Eric Cantor, gambling Bill Bennett, Rep. Asa Hutchinson, Ayn Rand (even in death), Rand Paul, reverse mortgage Fred Thompson, Billy Graham’s son (whatever the idiot boy’s name is—ohh Franklin and his $24 million he funneled from Russians to the GOP), etc.  When you lie down with dogs you will get fleas.  Then think of the “Think Tanks” like: Heritage, Cato Institute, Hoover Institute, Freedom Works, Club for Growth, Progress for a New American Century (neocons), ALEC, and Liberty College. So Reverend Pat Robertson bilks his poor widows watching the TV show and invests in an African dictator’s illegal gold mining operation: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/pat-robertsons-gold-deal-african-dictator/story?id=9749341, and this is the head of the Moral Majority?   http://www.classwarfareexists.com/pat-robertson-evangelical-christians-have-suffered-more-than-any-minority-in-history/.  Thoughts and prayers for the nation?

 

Pro-Trump Activists Caught Recruiting Young Men To Falsely Claim Buttigieg Sexually Assaulted Them

Pro-Trump Activists Caught Recruiting Young Men To Falsely Claim Buttigieg Sexually Assaulted Them

What Happen’s Next to the Nation?
It almost seems inevitable that the impeachment will go to the U.S. Senate.
The division in this country is immense and growing—to a point I have never seen it before, and I’m 61, and lived through: Nixon, Watergate and Vietnam and Jane Fonda.
  • Income inequality is the greatest it has ever been in the history of mankind.
  • Climate change is going to destroy the planet in 11 years.
  • Race relations seem shot.
  • The sexual harassment backlash and pedaphile issues seem non-stop.
  • Trust in government at an all time low.
  • The Russians seem to be the only ones benefiting from our decline as a nation.
How do we ever come together to solve our problems?
How do we ever learn to trust each other or value each other?
When will we come together and say let’s move forward together.
Can anyone help me written the answers to this by commenting below?