Misadventures of a minority-elect President 189

Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:

We begin today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president with pondering who is calling the shots in the Middle East – and Washington in general – since it’s obvious from his denigrated mental deficiencies that it’s not Trump, a look at the long list of sexual misconduct allegations against America’s worst-ever president, on the many reasons and lies being pushed by Trump and his miscreantic GOP ilk to pass their fraudulent tax reform scam, the evidence of Trump’s Obstruction of Justice is piling up, people are pissed about the Senate’s illegal and immoral passage of Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scam, how to handle the tirades of our trolling Twitter tyrant, it appears Trump’s lawyers may be just as stupid as he is, channeling Nixon to claim he is above the law isn’t going to end well for our lackluster lame duck leader, our Pinocchio in the White House is telling more lies each day as the pressure of his Russia scandal continues imploding his failed presidency and much more.

Who is Calling the Shots in the Middle East These Days? It’s Not Trump article from Counterpunch. –
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/11/29/who-is-calling-the-shots-in-the-middle-east-these-days-its-not-trump/

Given his denigrated mental deficiencies it’s obvious that our national embarrassment is unable to call the shots on much of anything, let alone the Middle East.

The Trump allegations article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/nov/30/donald-trump-sexual-misconduct-allegations-full-list

The list of sexual misconduct accusations against America’s worst-ever president which he keeps trying to deny.

Trump’s Bizarre Rantings and Tweets Give Cover to His Fello Authoritarian McConnell to Ram Through A Huge Tax Cut for the Rich article from Alternet. –
https://www.alternet.org/economy/sinister-reality-trumps-washington-president-raves-senate-gop-rams-through-tax-cut-rich

As noted in the past, Trump’s delusional rants and tweets are nothing more than distractions so his GOP brown shirts in the Congress can find more ways to screw you over, which unfortunately, is working.

New Analysis Exposes GOP Tax Scam: Just 16% Would See Tax Cuts By 2027 article from PoliticusUSA. –
http://www.politicususa.com/2017/11/29/analysis-exposes-gop-tax-scam-16-tax-cuts-2027.html

Trump and his miscreantic GOP ilk are lying to ram their fraudulent tax reform scam through Congress:

“Despite the repeated promises from Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress that their tax proposal would shower the middle-class with “beautiful” tax cuts, a new analysis finds that by 2027, just 16 percent of households would actually see a decrease in their tax bill.

According to The Hill, citing an analysis from the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), just 60 percent of households would see a cut of at least $100 in the plan’s first year of implementation – but those cuts would quickly evaporate by 2027.

Ultimately, the analysis found, most Americans would either see no changes at all or be sacked with a tax hike.

More from the report:…”

Here Are the Four Biggest Lies Trump Told in His Final Tax Scam Sales Pitch article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/11/29/here-are-four-biggest-lies-trump-told-his-final-tax-scam-sales-pitch

More on the lies and mounting evidence revealing that Trump’s tax reform plan is nothing but a fraudulent scam.

With his tax plan, Trump forgets ‘the forgotten men and women’ article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/his-tax-plan-trump-forgets-the-forgotten-men-and-women

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Trump lied and conned the ignorant fucks that were foolish enough to vote for him.

Mulvaney’s In, Bankers Win, and Trump Shafts Americans Again article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/11/29/mulvaneys-bankers-win-and-trump-shafts-americans-again

The many ways our malevolent minority-elect president is shafting the majority that didn’t vote for him.

If Trump’s tax plan had merit, he wouldn’t have to lie about it article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/if-trumps-tax-plan-had-merit-he-wouldnt-have-lie-about-it

It’s a given that Trump has historically lied more than any other president less than one year into his failed presidency, but his fraudulent tax scam is truly despicable:

“Donald Trump argued via Twitter last night, “The only people who don’t like the Tax Cut Bill are the people that don’t understand it.” The irony, of course, is that the president himself isn’t exactly an expert in the Republican tax plan he’s so eager to sign into law.

Trump traveled to Missouri yesterday, ostensibly to help sell his party’s unpopular proposal, and in the process made clear he either has no idea what the plan entails or he’s willing to brazenly lie to the public about its supposed virtues.

The president insisted, for example, “This is going to cost me a fortune, this thing, believe me. This is not good for me…. I think my accountants are going crazy right now.”

As Rachel noted on the show last night, it’s possible Trump believes he can get away with claims such as these because he keeps his tax returns hidden from the public. But NBC News’ recent report nevertheless made the facts plain:…”

UnFounding Father: Why We Need to Stare at You Know Who article from Truthout. –
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/42768-unfounding-father-why-we-need-to-stare-at-you-know-who

It’s time to hold our demented delinquent – and the stupid fucks in Congress forcing his fraudulent piece of shit tax scam down our throats – accountable and make them pay.

Conservative-leaning ‘fake news’ poll backfires article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/fake-news-poll-backfires-b1654cf71ec9/

Despite our Liar-in-Chief’s duplicitous cries of fake news, the majority of Conservative voters picked FOX news as fake news.

We’re Obsessed With Donald Trump. That’s Not a Bad Thing. article from The Nation. –
https://www.thenation.com/article/were-obsessed-with-donald-trump-thats-not-a-bad-thing/

To understand how America is being made much worse again and taken back to the Gilded Age we need to take a close look at the nefarious narcissist ‘elected’ by the minority.

Evidence Of Obstruction Piling Up As Trump Privately Urged GOP Leaders To End Russia Probe article from PoliticusUSA. –
http://www.politicususa.com/2017/11/30/evidence-obstruction-piling-trump-privately-urged-gop-leaders-russia-probe.html

It has been blatantly obvious for quite some time that – among his many other crimes – Trump obstructed justice:

“Evidence of Donald Trump’s clear obstruction of justice regarding the Russia inquiry continued to pile up on Thursday as a new report from The New York Times revealed that the president “repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans, including the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to end the panel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.”

The Times called Trump’s efforts to end the investigation over the summer “highly unusual intervention from a president into a legislative inquiry involving his family and close aides.”

More from the report:

Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina, the intelligence committee chairman, said in an interview this week that Mr. Trump told him that he was eager to see an investigation that has overshadowed much of the first year of his presidency come to an end…”

Trump Reacts To Mike Flynn’s Flip With An Enraged Meltdown article from PoliticusUSA. –
http://www.politicususa.com/2017/12/01/trump-reacts-mike-flynns-flip-enraged-meltdown.html

Trump and his ilk, including Vice President Pence, are going to be facing a lot of heat for their lies about not colluding with Russia and obstructing justice.

NYC Greets Trump: ‘Lock Him Up! Lock Him Up!’ article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/12/02/nyc-greets-trump-lock-him-lock-him

People are pissed about the illegal and immoral passage of Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scam in the U.S. Senate and they should be.

Watershed Ahead article from Counterpunch. –
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/01/watershed-ahead/

More on the flailing failed presidency of our illegitimate popular vote losing president as it spirals downwards out of control.

How to handle our Twitter troll president article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/articles/740496/how-handle-twitter-troll-president

On handling the bloviations, bullying, distractions and delusional rants of our Twitter tyrant:

“If your only source of information about the United States in 2017 were the tweets of its president, you’d probably conclude the country was a dictatorship governed by a deranged tyrant.

President Trump threatens journalists and judges who defy him. He retweets the inflammatory videos of a far-right anti-Muslim hate group. He attacks private citizens for engaging in protest against the government. He singles out minorities for special abuse. He makes sweeping pronouncements as if he possesses the power to make major policy changes by fiat. He antagonizes foreign leaders, whether they’re geopolitical friends or foes. And through it all, he shamelessly praises himself without restraint or even a minimal grounding in political reality.

Now obviously, the president’s tweets are not our only source of information about the United States. Still, even when we place them in the broader context of American political culture, their role and purpose are hard to pin down.

Nearly a year into Trump’s presidency, what are we to make of his increasingly unhinged tweets?…”

Democrat stops CNN Host cold s she appeased Trump admin’s felonies article from The Daily Kos. –
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/12/2/1720474/-Democrat-stops-CNN-Host-cold-as-she-appeased-Trump-admin-s-felonies

The lies about our demented delusionist’s fraudulent tax reform scam that his GOP brown shirts immorally and unethically ramrodded through the Senate at 2am are coming fast and furious.

Trump could be forced to testify on sexual-harassment allegations – and if he lies he could be impeached article from Business Insider. –
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-could-be-forced-to-testify-on-sexual-harassment-allegations-2017-12#rDAOCBQGUEMp8SkS.99

For Trump, it’s not a matter of if he lies, it’s a matter of when he lies, and if he lies under oath – which he will as he has done before – it’ll add more fuel to the impeachment fire.

There’s an Insidious Strategy Behind Donald Trump’s Retweets article from Truthout. –
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42787-there-s-an-insidious-strategy-behind-donald-trump-s-retweets

Trump twists conspiracy theories and propaganda around to retweet them so he can say what he wants without admitting that he said it despite the fact that he retweeted it – another mental deficiency he suffers from.

Reagan Adviser Bruce Bartlett: ‘Trump Is Clearly the Most Incompetent President We’ve Ever Had’ article from Alternet. –
https://www.alternet.org/right-wing/reagan-adviser-bruce-bartlett-trump-clearly-most-incompetent-president-weve-ever-had

Trump and his GOP ilk – all of which are corrupt to the core – are going to pay dearly for their betrayal of the American people:

“In a healthy democracy, journalists and reporters are supposed to be watchdogs, holding government and elected officials accountable to the people. Unfortunately, media consolidation, the allure of access to the powerful over truth-telling, and a transition from a semi-independent press to a corporate business model has weakened the Fourth Estate in America. This trend reached a low point with the 2016 presidential race and the election of Donald Trump as president.

In that moment, the American corporate news media was obsessed with “balance” and “fairness,” instead of holding Trump and his campaign (and his subsequent administration) accountable for their unprecedented maelstrom of lies. The American corporate news media also continued to use outdated models of reporting that emphasized the horse-race aspect of the election and how Trump would have to “pivot” and become a “normal” candidate, as opposed to highlighting how he was an autocrat and a petite-fascist who repeatedly demonstrated a deep disdain for democratic norms and traditions.

The skillful deployment of “fake news”— another tool of autocrats around the world—was central to Trump’s ability to outmaneuver and manipulate the American corporate news media as well as the millions of people who voted for him.

What can be done to rehabilitate the American corporate news media? How did a decline in civic and media literacy enable Trump to win the White House? Is there a way for the public to insulate itself against Trump’s lies and strategic use of “fake news” to distract and manipulate the public? Can today’s Republican Party be salvaged from the political extremism and rigid ideology that helped to birth the crisis that is Trump’s presidency?…”

UNPRESIDENTED – A Complete Breakdown Of Donald Trump’s 45th Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt. –
https://rantt.com/a-complete-breakdown-of-donald-trumps-45th-unpresidented-week-as-potus-6f65d816523b

A look at the most recent failed week of our lackluster lame duck’s president’s tenure.

Trump’s lawyer argues a president ‘cannot obstruct justice’ article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-lawyer-argues-president-cannot-obstruct-justice

It appears that our Loser-in-Chief’s lawyers may be just as stupid as the dimwitted numb nut they represent – no president is above the law, and Trump sure hasn’t been following it…

After a Dizzying Weekend, the White House Is Rattled: What’s Next? article from Truthout. –
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42793-after-a-dizzying-weekend-the-white-house-is-rattled-what-s-next

Our narcissistic numb nut’s presidency is about to implode due to his Russia scandal, so sit back and watch the fireworks.

Donald Trump Is Waging War on Reality, and Reality Is Losing article from Alternet. –
https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/donald-trump-waging-war-reality

Claims that Trump’s lying isn’t to serve as a distraction or a sign of his mental incapacity or delusion but a historical mission to deceive the public – at least those foolish enough to fall for it:

“I am your voice!” Donald Trump told the crowd and the cameras at the Republican National Convention a year ago last July, in a speech that keeps suggesting itself to me as one of those moments where history shifted on its axis just a little.

I was sitting there, 100 feet or so behind the back of Trump’s head, next to my Salon colleague Amanda Marcotte. I was feverishly taking pointless notes I would never consult again — the speeches of any public figure are of course meticulously recorded — and Amanda was staring into space and chewing gum so hard I was concerned she might dislocate her jaw. It was deathly quiet in the press section; in retrospect, I think we all understood what was happening and didn’t want to admit it.

If Trump was the voice of those supposedly angry people out in Television Land, the ones with some incoherent sense that their country had been taken away and they wanted it back, what was that voice saying? Because if we can generalize about Trump’s public utterances over the last couple of years, it might be by observing that almost nothing he says is true. Some of it is deliberate lies, some of it is fantasy or wishful thinking, and a lot of it is crackpot racist-uncle ranting, from the universe where it’s obvious that violent crime is way up (and caused by black people), Mexicans and Muslims are inherently dangerous and Hillary Clinton couldn’t possibly have won the popular vote.

Maybe what the Voice of the People was saying was that reality was not acceptable in its current form — that is, as actually existing reality — and he was here to replace it with another one. There has been a lot of angry, eloquent rhetoric about how facts don’t seem to matter to Trump or his supporters or the Republican elected officials clinging to his coattails with their eyes closed. The tax bill currently being crammed through Congress under completely false pretenses offers a proximate example; we could exhaust ourselves listing dozens of others…”

Trump adopts Nixonian strategy, claims president is above the law article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-feels-walls-closing-in-embraces-argument-that-the-president-cannot-obstruct-justice-ae9c854d80ab/

Trump will find out the hard way just how delusional that claim is in the end.

It’s Time To Change More Than Trump article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/12/04/its-time-change-more-trump

Trump and his GOP brown shirts – as well as the corrupt billionaires and fraudulent corporations they own – need to be held accountable for their actions and made aware that we are paying attention.

Trump Lawyers Are Preparing For Criminal Charges To Be Filed Against The President article from PoliticusUSA. –
http://www.politicususa.com/2017/12/04/trump-lawyers-preparing-criminal-charges-filed-president.html

Falsely claiming the president is above the law is the precursor to defending the pending charges against Trump that will come.

Of Course the President Can Obstruct Justice article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/12/trump_s_lawyer_says_the_president_can_t_obstruct_justice_that_s_dead_wrong.html

And Trump has already revealed that he did indeed obstruct justice – and it will catch up to him eventually:

“President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd, now claims that the president “cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer” under Article II of the Constitution. Dowd’s remarks, reported Monday morning by Axios, have little basis in text or history, and they fly in the face of a decades-old bipartisan consensus: the obstruction of justice statutes indeed apply to the president.

As Eric Posner and I note in a forthcoming California Law Review article, obstruction of justice is a crime with roots in the nation’s founding. The Declaration of Independence charged King George III with “obstruct[ing] the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to the laws for establishing judiciary powers.” That alone is evidence that the founding generation did not believe that heads of state were immune from obstruction charges. And while Article II instructs the president to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” that does not give him carte blanche to wield his law enforcement powers any way he chooses.

Trump is not the first sitting president to face accusations of obstruction of justice. During the Watergate scandal, the first article of impeachment approved by the House Judiciary Committee charged Richard Nixon with obstructing justice by endeavoring to influence an FBI investigation into the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters. That article passed the committee by a 27–11 vote, with six Republicans joining all the committee’s Democrats in the majority. And after Nixon’s resignation, the 11 Republicans who voted against the first article of impeachment acknowledged that, in light of subsequent revelations, they believed that Nixon had committed obstruction. Nixon himself conceded at a press conference prior to leaving office that “of course, the crime of obstruction of justice is a serious crime and would be an impeachable offense.” The idea that the president was immune from obstruction liability was never taken seriously even by Nixon’s most ardent defenders.

Nixon’s resignation did not bring an end to obstruction allegations against sitting presidents. During the investigation into the Iran-Contra scandal that engulfed Ronald Reagan’s administration, independent counsel Lawrence Walsh also considered whether obstruction charges should be filed against President Reagan. Walsh declined to bring charges due to problems of proof, but not because of any doubt that the obstruction statutes applied to the commander in chief. And in December 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached for obstruction of justice in relation to a sexual harassment lawsuit and a federal grand jury inquiry…”

19 Times President Trump May Have Obstructed Justice article from New York Magazine. –
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/article/times-president-trump-obstructed-justice.html

And that number will rise as the pressure on our demented delinquent continues to grow.

Trump Isn’t Above the Law article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/trump-isnt-above-the-law/547499/

Given the fact that Trump should have been behind bars when he was ‘elected’ it’s not surprising that he duplicitously believes the law doesn’t apply to him.

The Constitution Gave Us a Tool for Taking Down a Dangerous President article from Truthout. –
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/42801-the-founders-gave-us-a-tool-for-taking-down-a-dangerous-president

Now it’s time to use it before our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator becomes just that.

Trump lawyers not done suggesting the president is above the law article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-lawyers-not-done-suggesting-the-president-above-the-law

Since the story from the White House on Trump’s obstruction of justice – since it’s obvious he’s guilty as hell – and what he knew about Flynn keeps changing, it’ll be interesting to see what delusion he comes up with next:

“Donald Trump’s legal defense team have responded to the Russia scandal in recent months by arguing, repeatedly and in public, that the president and his campaign didn’t collude with Putin’s government during last year’s attack, and that the president didn’t obstruct justice as the investigation has unfolded.

The new line from Trump World is that collusion isn’t a big deal and the president is literally incapable of obstructing justice.

On the first point, Jay Sekulow, one of the president’s prominent private attorneys, told the New Yorker that collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, if it happened, would be legally permissible. “For something to be a crime, there has to be a statute that you claim is being violated,” Sekulow said. “There is not a statute that refers to criminal collusion. There is no crime of collusion.”

On the show last night, former White House Counsel Bob Bauer described this argument as a “fantasy,” adding, “There certainly is a statute that prohibits an American political campaign from essentially establishing a political alliance with a foreign government to win a presidential election, and the suggestion that that’s not a crime I think is simply, flatly wrong.”…”

I Study Liars. I’ve Never Seen One Like President Trump. article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/12/08/i-study-liars-ive-never-seen-one-president-trump

Trump routinely tells far more damaging lies than ordinary people do and needs to be held accountable for it…

As The Russia Scandal Closes In, Trump Is Mentally Collapsing And Telling 9 Lies Per Day article from PoliticusUSA. –
http://www.politicususa.com/2017/12/08/russia-scandal-closes-in-trump-mentally-collapsing-telling-9-lies-day.html

Our Pinocchio in the White House is telling more lies than usual as his Russia scandal continues imploding his failed presidency.

Trump Led American Politics Is Swamped by Epidemic of Unprecedented Lying article from Alternet. –
https://www.alternet.org/trump-trauma/american-politics-swamped-unprecedented-lies-lying-politicians-and-partisans

Trump is reaching the 2K mark for lies told in office though it remains to be seen how many of his ignorant minions that support his sorry ass will continue to believe him.

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