Beyond the Primary: The Death of the GOP


 

An an Independent, I’m very concerned for the future of the Republican Party.  In short time pillars of the GOP has been dismantled .  Much of the damage can be attributed  to President Trump’s ineptitude. However much of it lies at the feet of elected Senators and members of the house, who have chosen party over country as they do not want to offend the narrow base of Trump supporters who’ll they’ll need in the primary.

The Republican party has had a long fragile relationship with women, blacks and Latinos.     Within the first year of his presidency, Millennials, LGBTQ, communities and other groups of color have joined that long and growing list of Americans who have been negatively affected by the presidents policies.  A gap that is widening by the day.

Winning the Battle and Losing the War

Within the next few years, once solid red states will become purple. Trumps voters overall were considerably older than Hillary Clinton.  The current average age of  baby boomers is 50.   After four years of President Trump, how does the party  broaden its appeal?

Today, the  future seems to be of little interest to  stake holders.  There is little opposition to the Presidents Policies, the focus in 2017 is a win at all costs.

While I’m not enamored by either party. I’m convinced we need at the minimum   two parties.  The question is, will one of those parties be the Republican party ?

CityFella

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No Hillary,No Ma’am!


 

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Mrs Clinton I am a fan.  I was hooked, from the moment you let the world know you weren’t going to be a smiling first lady standing by beside the President.  I have always believed you are one of the great political minds.

I’ve voted for you three times and own most of your books.  But I wont be purchasing your next novel.

Clearly your not over losing the election.

Your understandably Bitter

All of your predictions were spot on.  The world is sitting on the edge of our collective seats  living out this nightmare of a presidency.   “He has the codes”

You want us to re-live your candidacy, to hear the inner workings of your mind.

No Ma’am!

We’ve seen it.  First the the live “debates’ which was on a constant loop on the news cable channels. Then again on Saturday Night Live ( No one plays you better than Kate McKinnon with Alec Baldwin playing your rival) which was repeated on the cable news shows (we’ll maybe not Fox) then repeated again on the morning shows.

The only one who wants to re-live this is you and you want us to pay $29.95 to do so!

No 2 da Ma’am! 

While we’ve heard you blame James Comey and others for damaging your campaign, I still waiting to hear your contribution to the failure of your campaign, that’s a bit Trumpian don’t you think?

 Perhaps a walk with Oprah, a smoke with Snoop or a few sessions withDoctor Phil’s.  Knitting, aroma therapy, what ever it takes to get you off this Bitter Betty Tour.

  Mr’s Clinton you are an undeniable force.  You’ve inspired me to work ,to get more women elected to office.   Your male colleagues have made it clear their erections are more important than women’s health care and this wont happen until more women are elected to office.

Both Political parties are lost.  One party is waiting for poll numbers to drop and the other party is waiting for an impeachment. Meanwhile Americans are force to watch this reality themed shit show. We could use a hero.  Do you know anyone?

 

CityFella

 

 

 

Just Another Woman Bullied by the President of the United States


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No surprises nothing new to see, its just another women under attack by the 45th President of the United States.  As a candidate he attacked women and made fun of a person with a disability.  As a citizen he often objectified women and made crude comments about women in public.

As bullies go, our President is your basic male chauvinistic bully.  Thinned skinned, insecure and paranoid. An individual who rarely directly attacks an equal.  Women are ornaments is his world, their role is to stand and look pretty.

A women below his standard of beauty would never enter his orbit.

He will never be challenged by a woman.  Our President would never choose to appear on a national talk show featuring a woman or women.  Losing debates to Hillary Clinton was devastating.  Winning the election was bittersweet as he will go to the grave before conceding he lost the popular vote to a woman.

Despite his words and criticism, our President regularly watches  MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough was a four term member of The House of Representatives  representing Florida’s first district.  Scarborough is well respected and watched by other politicians.

A Republican, he has been critical of his party and the President .  No more than other news pundits.  He has been more critical of the President than his co-host Mika Brzezinski

On their show, Scarborough said that he was concerned about the very personal attacks on Brzezinski. He noted that he will insult the president and call him a racist. “And for some reason, he always goes after Mika,” he said.

Scarborough elaborated during Morning Joe: “He attacks women because he fears women.”

“The president’s unhealthy obsession with our show has been in the public record for months, and we are seldom surprised by his posting nasty tweets about us,” Scarborough and Brzezinski wrote, adding that they “believe it would be better for America and the rest of the world if he would keep his 60-inch-plus flat-screen TV tuned to ‘Fox & Friends.'”

Americans should not  be shocked, by the actions of our president.  He long told us who he is.  Supporters say, she and other news people had it coming . He is human and should be allowed to hit back !

But isn’t that counter to what we teach our children?  Sticks and stones.   Criticism is often the price that comes with being a public person. Before Trump, there was Obama, Bush. Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy and 35 other President who were criticized.  At 71, the cement is cast.  Its unlikely that the President will change.

Bullies are neutralized by calling them out. Saying this is unacceptable. The impact is greater when its amongst your peers.  Yesterday, many GOP women came forward and denounced his actions, some male leader came forward. While the women were more direct in their criticism of the President, the men were less so.

           Paul Ryan: “Obviously I don’t see that as an appropriate comment.” “What we’re trying to do around here is improve the tone, the civility of the debate. And this obviously doesn’t help do that.”    Sen. Ben Sasse “Please just stop. This isn’t normal and it’s beneath the dignity of your office,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski “do you want to be remembered for your tweets or your accomplishments?” Sen. Lindsey Graham, “Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.”Rep. Lynn Jenkins,”This is not okay. As a female in politics I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women.”  Sen. Orrin Hatch: “It’s incumbent on all of us, then — from the President to Congress on down — to be responsible for our speech.”Sen. Susan Collins “This has to stop — we all have a job — 3 branches of gov’t and media. We don’t have to get along, but we must show respect and civility.”

The male dominated members of his party must speak forcefully not just for the country, but for  their mothers, grandmother’s ,aunt’s, sisters and the daughter’s they love.   This form of bullying is not acceptable at anytime by anyone.

 

CityFella

 

 

 

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The Real President of The United States S1 Episode 3 “Can It Be Russia?


President Donald Trump, center, shakes hands with James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

Engineers haven’t designed an amusement park ride that has the twists and turns of 45’s presidency.   Just when you think your approaching a part of the ride allowing you to catch your breath, the ride takes a very sharp and unexpected turn.

However there are signs, in a form of Tweets.   The signs don’t necessarily make sense but they are indicators of his mood.

By the number tweets on May 8th , 45 clearly was concerned about the committee hearing on Monday.   After the hearings, there were calls for further investigation into 45, taxes, Russian investments by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

The White House said they fired James Comey, the FBI director, over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Comey, notified Congress about the discovery of e-mails in October 2016.

Trump asked Comey to stay on in January.

Jeff Sessions, recommended that Comey be fired.  However, last October, Sessions  defended Comey actions on Hillary’s e-mails.  On Fox Business News, Sessions said  “He had an absolute duty, 11 days or not, to come forward with the new information that he has and let the American people know that, too,

James Comey is only the second FBI Director to be Fired

In 1993, President Bill Clinton fired FBI director Williams Sessions.  Sessions was under investigation by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility during George Bush’s final year in office.

The Justice Department found, Sessions had engaged in a sham transaction to avoid paying taxes of his use of an FBI Limousine.   Sessions billed the government for a fence around his home, he said it was for security, the findings it was for his use.  He also billed the government for trips and vacations.    With all the cards on the table, Sessions refused to resign.

Russia ,and the Abuse of Power? 

Many people who were connected to Donald Trump campaign ARE under investigation.  45 has fired the acting Attorney General, nearly every U.S. attorney, and now the Director of the FBI, many of these individuals were involved in the Russian investigation.

Donald Trump is not under investigation.  However his campaign is.  There are clear links to individuals who have financial ties to Russia. Some lied about their Russian connections.

Jeff Sessions, our Attorney General, lied to Congress about meeting with Russians. Sessions recuse himself from the Russian investigations, recommended Comey be fired.

Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Roger Stone, and Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn have strong connections to Russia.

Comparisons to Richard Nixon

October 20, 1973, President Richard Nixon ordered the firing of Archibald Cox, a special prosecutor looking into the burglary at the tip of the iceberg of the Watergate scandal. Both Nixon’s attorney general and deputy attorney general resigned in protest.  The day is known as of the Saturday Night Massacre.

45’s firing of James Comey, who was overseeing an investigation an investigation into his campaign’s possible ties to Russia, is more than a curious comparison.

Richard Nixon, resigned less than a year after the Saturday Night Massacre.

Optics

(1) the scientific study of sight and the behavior light, or the properties of transmission and deflecting of other forms of radiation.  

(2) the way in which an event or course of action is perceived by the public. 

The timing, one day after the hearings will raise the eyebrows of most Americans. In his letter terminating Comey ,he includes this curious paragraph.

“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau,”

The former FBI Director James Comey isn’t a popular man.  Many Democrats and Hillary Clinton supporters blame Comey for her loss.   Many Republicans believe he should have moved to prosecute Clinton.    Last year, many politicians on both sides of the aisle called for Comey to resign.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If 45, fired Comey shortly after his election, his administration would not experience the firestorm it has now created.   With this action, his low ratings could drop further. Today, 65% of Americans don’t think he is trustworthy.   As many Democrats and Republicans are outraged.   Any replacement for James Comey by this administration, will not be trusted.

                                                   Trust me when I say- More too Come!

“The REAL President of the United States”

                                                                           CityFella

Hillary Needs More Reflection


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I am unashamedly a fan of Hillary Clinton.  I have voted for Mrs Clinton three times. In 2008 and twice in 2016.  I have read nearly all of her books and I admire her as individual.  My principle attraction to Mrs Clinton is her intelligence and her fiery demeanor.   She has never been intimidated by men, she looks them in the eye as to say, try me!

She disappeared after her crushing defeat last November.  In the last few months there have been Hillary sightings. and yesterday she re-emerged at  Women for Women International event in New York. and later at  the 100th anniversary gala honoring Planned Parenthood in Washington D.C

The Hillary I loved returned.  Women are under attack by a “Group of Men in Washington DC, from wages to a woman’s body, women are being slammed by men they put in office.

However,  Hillary the 2015-2016 presidential candidate has returned and that’s not a good thing.

At the New York event, she told the moderator Christine Amanpour, If the election took place on October 27th, she would have been our president.  She attributed her surprise loss in the 2016 election to interference by Russian hackers and the actions of FBI Director James B. Comey in the campaign’s homestretch.

While she say’s she takes responsibility for losing, I’m not sure, I believe her.

Was she treated unfairly in one the most unconventional campaigns in history?  Yes.

While the press was tossing softball questions to 45. they threw fast pitches at her.

The Hillary who reluctantly say’s she wrong was present.  The arrogant Hillary, who really didn’t think her using her email server was an issue, avoided press conferences for weeks. A situation she should have gotten in front of dominated her candidacy.

Meanwhile, her opponent and our current president was talking to Nickelodeon and anyone with a camera and microphone .   There are other failures in her candidacy.  However the theme was the Russians and Comey.

From my sofa, I saw the most powerful person in the United States, a person some men in this country fear and others despise .  A person, who is respected the world over, something 45 will never achieve.

“They say things happen for a reason”

   We need a creditable individual in this country. A person of stature. Its very possible citizen Clinton, might be that person who might, return sanity to this country.

From my sofa, I think more reflection is necessary.  Followed by one powerful interview where blame is not assigned. Where she changes everything related to her candidacy  to I

CityFella

 

Reality to Reality: Only a Reality Star can Moderate the next Presidential Debate


The last Presidential debate was a circus where Donald Trump was the star, Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper did their very best to contain the Businessman/Reality Star.

Lester Holt, was fair at best trying to contain the Trumpster.   Fox’s Chris Wallace will take his turn at the desk at the third and final debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

These are Professional news corespondents, with years of experience interviewing politicians .The problems is, Donald Trump is no politician. He is a businessman/reality show star.   To put out a fire, a big fire, you need Professional firefighters.   Reality Star Donald Trump needs a Reality Star to moderate the  next presidential debate.  Moderators of reality shows are experienced.

The front runners are , Maury Povich , Jerry Springer and Andy Cohen.

Springer a former politician has the temperament (a key word) to moderate a good debate however, should things become slow, he may encourage a fight between Clinton and Trump.

Before he became the king of paternity, Maury Povich was a news reporter with more than twenty years as news anchor.  Maury has presence, and is very experienced in controlling a room and he is the ONLY host who is able to perform a maternity test (should a woman in the Town Hall audience announce Donald touched and is the father of her triplets) within the allotted time.

Andy Cohen is significantly younger than Jerry and Maury.  While he doesn’t have their years of experience, what he does have is the ability to get information and instantly fact check the candidates and bring a level of entertainment to the debate.

Of the three men, only Andy as moderator has successfully moderated six or more reality stars on one stage.  Men and women who scream, throw tantrums and sometimes leave their seats to confront other reality stars. Watch as Andy inserts himself in some of these violent confrontations .

Should the goings get slow, Andy is very adept in stirring the pot.

 

It takes a Reality Star to Moderate a Reality Star

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In Las Vegas, Andy Cohen is THE man.

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F Everbody! DT Goes Lower! (25 Days of Madness to Go)


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“KRAZYTOWN”

THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

Its very possible the number of women who said DT has touched or fondled could very well match or exceed Bill Cosby accusers.

Jessica Leeds, Rachel Crook, People Magazine’s Natasha Stoynoff and Mindy McGillivary are just some of the women who have come forward.

Donald Says False Attacks!

Donald has threaten to sue the New York Times for its story AND wants a full retraction.  With smoke filling the room, the press is clamoring for Apprentice footage where it is alleged, DT has been inappropriate with female cast members.

Expect another leak by the weekend!

 

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He plans to ratchet up the attacks on Bill Clinton. He wants to paint former President Bill Clinton “as Bill Cosby”  Trump Campaign CEO Steve Bannon  said “We’re going to turn him into Bill Cosby. He’s a violent sexual predator who physically abuses women who he assaults. And she takes the lead on the intimidation of the victims.”

In a tweet, he says the shackles have come off.

HE IS GOING AFTER EVERY BODY

He is at war with everybody. The media (who have been unfair to him) the GOP,  “disloyal” members of his own party are more of an impediment than Hillary Clinton.  Disloyal R’s are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary. They come at you from all sides. They don’t know how to win – I will teach them!

The very foul mouthed Sen. John McCain begged for my support during his primary (I gave, he won), then dropped me over locker room remarks!

“When They go Low, We go High”

“Michelle Obama”

 

Will They?

Will they listen to Michelle Obama, and go high?

Bill is off his game and VERY protective of his wife. Will he go  low to defend his wife?  Being an Alpha female will she respond to Donald’s attacks on her husband?

Hacked E-Mail 

Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta prodded the candidate to court “needy Latinos” during the Democratic presidential primary fight in 2015, according to an email published by WikiLeaks on Wednesday.

The subject of the Aug. 21, 2015, email from Podesta to Clinton and her top aide, Huma Abedin, reads: “Needy Latinos and 1 easy call.”Podesta suggests Clinton make calls to three politicians: Federico Pena, the former secretary of energy and of transportation under President Bill Clinton; Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico governor who spurned the Clintons by endorsing Barack Obama in 2008 and former South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges.

What was in those E-mails?

During the primary, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tried to make Clinton’s paid speeches to Wall Street banks a major issues but she refused to release the transcripts.

 

Clinton Has Expressed Support For Fracking. Although Clinton cast herself as a fracking skeptic during the primaries, Clinton told paid audiences that she has promoted fracking around the world.

 

“Fracking was developed at the Department of Energy,” she told Deutsche Bank executives in a speech attached to an email from earlier this year. “I mean, the whole idea of how fracking came to be available in the marketplace is because of research done by our government. And I’ve promoted fracking in other places around the world.”

She also implied that fracking is an important part of the country’s future to become energy independent.

“Now the technology gives us the chance to go in and recover oil and gas” Clinton said in the document. “Or with the new technology known as fracking, we are truly on a path — and it’s not just United States; it’s all of North America — that will be net energy exporters assuming we do it right.”

 The transcripts, if accurate, also show that Clinton has slightly different things to say behind closed doors to bank executives when it comes to her relationship with ordinary Americans. In one of the transcripts she is quoted as saying that she’s “removed” from the struggles of ordinary Americans as a result of her family’s financial fortunes but that she hasn’t forgotten her upbringing. The transcripts also contained a line — brought up during Sunday’s second presidential debate — where Clinton said “you need both a public and private position” in politics.

“I mean, politics is like sausage being made,” she said during the 2013 speech to the National Multi-Housing Council. “It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”

Clinton also reportedly said in a paid speech that terrorism is not a threat to the United States as a nation though it is concerning.

It’s about to get Real Ugly Real Nasty!

 

Its desperation time, Donald plans to throw everything .  ABC News said, Roger Stone a Trump ally paid  Kathy Shelton $2,500 to attend Sunday’s debate. How many more will they dig up?   Will Hillary, talk about issues or play tit for tat.  Trump supporters are becoming more aggressive toward the press.

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If your in one of the early voting states

Do yourself a MAJOR FAVOR!   Vote ASAP.

Then turn off the News.

25 Days

CityFella