Monday, November 14, 2016

Trump Picks Slick Insider, Sloppy Extremist

President-elect Trump selected right-wing media provocateur, executive chairman of Breitbart News, Stephen K. Bannon to be his senior counselor and chief West Wing strategist. Also, ultimate Republican insider Reince Priebus will be Trump's chief of staff.

Here are some Breitbart headlines, just to give you an idea what we're in for.


Anonymous Make America Hate Again said...

Hate Like This Is Spreading Across the Country. [When] Will Donald Trump Denounce It?

"...Tuesday’s election has brought on an even greater magnitude of violent acts: burnings, threatening graffiti, assaults, intimidation. The surge prompted Nevada Senator Harry Reid to write in a statement, “Watching white nationalists celebrate while innocent Americans cry tears of fear does not feel like America.… If Trump wants to roll back the tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do and he must begin immediately.”

Instead, yesterday Donald Trump addressed those protesting his election on Twitter: “Very unfair!” When will he say the same for the hate crimes committed in his name?

Many of these acts have been disseminated through social media: Shaun King has been keeping a near-hourly tab on the crimes; several compilations have been made under the heading “Day 1 in Trump’s America.” Below are only a few...."

...Students wrote hate speech in bathrooms of Maple Grove high school in Minnesota.

...spray painted on a car -- "Trump Black Bitch"

...Someone spray painted "Black lives don't matter and neither does [sic] your votes" on a wall in Durham overnight.

...A hateful note saying "Bye Bye Latinos Hasta La Vista" was found in Kivette Hall Room 100 this morning at @elonuniversity.

...Texas State University police looking into Trump 'vigilante' fliers:

...#Cookeville #transgender veteran's truck painted 'Trump,' lit on fire …

...School leaders investigating after racist signs found at a #Jacksonville high school.

...ICYMI | A woman put up a sign in East Haddam meant to promote unity. Then vandals painted over it with "Trump 2016"..."

You'll have to click the link above to view photographs and videos and to read descriptions of the many ways Agent Orange has made America hate again.

Agent Orange fomented all this hate with his campaign. It is up to Agent Orange to fix it.

November 14, 2016 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donald Trump's "drain the swamp administration" has dredged up his cabinet from the bottom of the conservative swamp.

"...The ADL’s chief executive, Jonathan Greenblatt, welcomed Priebus’s appointment but said of Bannon’s: “It is a sad day when a man who presided over the premier website of the ‘alt-right’ – a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed antisemites and racists – is slated to be a senior staff member in the ‘people’s house’.”

John Weaver, a Republican strategist who worked for Ohio governor John Kasich’s presidential campaign, tweeted: “The racist, fascist extreme right is represented footsteps from the Oval Office. Be very vigilant, America.”

Priebus on Monday defended Bannon, saying the two made an effective pair as they steered Trump past Democrat Hillary Clinton and toward the presidency. He sought to distance Bannon from the incendiary headlines on his website, saying they were written by unspecified others.

“Together, we’ve been able to manage a lot of the decision making in regard to the campaign,” Priebus told NBC’s Today. “It’s worked very, very well.”

In 2007, Bannon’s ex-wife accused him of making antisemitic remarks, which he denied. In 1996 he was charged with domestic violence in a case that was eventually dismissed.

In August, the Guardian found that he was registered to vote in Florida, a key swing state, at an empty house where he did not live, in an apparent breach of election laws. Bannon subsequently changed his registration..."

November 14, 2016 4:09 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

"Among other things, we need to come to terms, right now, with the terrifying reality that the Trump election empowers the worst of his supporters, who will try to make racism and homophobia and misogyny an acceptable part of the political discourse. And all of us, all of us, need to be ready to challenge that on every level.

Trumpism will creep up on us. Universities will be attacked for “political correctness.” Workplace harassment policies will come under assault. Little bits of bigotry, disguised as more Locker Room Talk, will appear in public discourse.

It won’t necessarily be overt, although some of it will. It’s going to be a slow, painful drip of horror in the way we treat each other – and we are going to have to be eternally vigilant. We have to love and support each other – and not give a micron over to the worst instincts of the worst supporters of the new president" --Tim Redmond

November 14, 2016 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because "You can make a donation to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence's name and he'll receive the certificate of the donation."

Yes, my gift is in honor or in memory of someone special

Contact Information:

Mike Pence
Office of Governor Mike Pence
State House
Room 206
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2797

November 14, 2016 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Tell the Media: Do your job! said...

The media is failing to report the truth about Trump, his closest advisors, and their plans for the country that are dangerous for our democracy.

Trump just appointed Steve Bannon, an unabashed leader of the white nationalist movement and a convicted domestic abuser, as his chief strategist, but you wouldn't know that from yesterday's headlines.

USA Today called him a "loyalist." Wall Street Journal and Washington Post said he's an "outsider." CBS described him as a "former Goldman Sachs executive."

It's irresponsible reporting like this that led to the election of a racist, serial sexual predator in the first place. In fact, these news outlets largely ignored women who came forward about being assaulted by Trump in the last weeks of the election.

America needs a free, open and truthful press now more than ever. I just signed this petition stating major news outlets need to do their job and stop covering up the truth about Trump.

Will you add your name too?

November 15, 2016 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Conflicts of interest said...

Trump’s Personal Investments Ride on Completion of Dakota Access Pipeline

"...Energy Transfer Partners’s Kelcy Warren, [is] the CEO of the parent company of Dakota Access LLC, which is building the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). In an interview with CBS This Morning Warren said he is “100 percent” confident that the president-elect will help the company finish the project...

...Warren said he has “never met” Trump but has donated $103,000 to his presidential campaign..."

Trump still has not released his income taxes so we can only guess what other "personal investments" he might have.

WaPo pointed out this morning, With Ivanka’s jewelry ad, Trump companies begin to seek profit off election result

November 15, 2016 1:16 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trump appointing Bannon as chief strategist and senior counsel shows you how full of sh*t Trump is when he says he hires the "best" people.

November 15, 2016 2:05 PM  
Anonymous The Grab Our Pu--y Party's about faces said...

Republicans, despite prattling on endlessly about the danger of budget deficits during the President Obama administration, are now ready to embrace unprecedented deficit spending under Donald Trump.

“There is now a real risk that we will see an onslaught of deficit-financed goodies — tax cuts, infrastructure spending, more on defense — all in the name of stimulus, but which in reality will massively balloon the debt,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, in an interview with Politico.

Trump’s infrastructure program, tax cuts, a border wall and mass deportation to stop illegal immigration, and increases in military spending will balloon the debt’s share of the overall economy from nearly 77 percent to 105 percent, according to the CRFB.

Trump’s infrastructure plan calls for $1 trillion to be spent over the next decade. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy anticipated that it could receive bipartisan support (President Obama repeatedly called for infrastructure spending to create jobs, but was blocked by Republican obstructionism).

Trump’s mass deportation plan and border wall would cost between $125 billion and $325 billion. Meanwhile, he has promised to “rebuild” the U.S. military by eliminating the caps on Pentagon spending imposed by Congress during the 2011 Budget Control Act.

Finally, Trump has proposed a comprehensive tax cut for businesses and individuals — one that is targeted to primarily help the wealthy — that the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center believes would increase the debt by $7.2 trillion over the decade, compared to the George W. Bush tax cut from 2001 (which added under $2 trillion).

To be fair, Trump isn’t the only one pushing for a return to the tax-and-spend practices Republicans denounced during the Obama era. On Wednesday Republicans will vote on an amendment to permit earmark spending — which was banned in 2010 when the Republicans took over the House of Representatives — under legislation proposed by Republican Reps. John Culberson of Texas, Mike Rogers of Alabama, and Tom Rooney of Florida.

November 15, 2016 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell Donald Trump: Rescind Steve Bannon’s hire now!

November 16, 2016 7:38 AM  

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