America supports Robert Mueller ” Will an Angry White House Go for Broke?”


The Scene at the White House this Morning? 

On Monday, Lou Dobbs of Fox New Conducted a Twitter Poll

 The Question:Do you believe the corrupt leadership and actions of the DOJ and FBI are now so outrageous and overwhelming that President Trump should fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein?” Dobbs wrote on Twitter

The Results: 75% of respondents said keep Muller, 25% wanted him fired. 

Quinnipiac University poll, conducted April 6–9, found that 69 percent of voters, including 55 percent of Republicans, oppose Trump firing Mueller. Just 13 percent of voters said they support Trump firing Mueller, according to the poll.

 News from the White House this (Wed)morning: Things are very bad! 

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GOP Leaders are telling The Prez, Don’t fire Mueller!

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on the Fox Business Network on Tuesday that he had “confidence” in the special counsel and that “it would be suicide for the president to fire Mueller.”

  But his reality is, Mueller is within inches of his finances.  Da BIG RED LINE! 

Will The Prez roll the dice?

News at 11

CityFella

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Michael Steele’s Treatment at CPAC Is a Sad and Worrisome Omen for the GOP


Minority voters are watching how conservatives treat my old boss, the former RNC Chair.

By: Doug Heye-Daily Beast

The news that former RNC Chairman Michael Steele was criticized on the stage of the Conservative Political Action Committee should not have been a surprise. For 15 years, Steele has had his race used against him, with the bipartisan critics and the media often amplifying the notion that he has to be kept  in his “place.”

I know first hand, having worked on Michael Steele’s 2006 Senate race and at the Republican National Committee while Steele was chairman. But while I had come to expect it from his liberal opponents, I’m distressed to see the “conservative” movement echo these lines.

It began back in the 2002 Maryland Gubernatorial race, when Steele was candidate for lieutenant governor. The liberal editorial page of the Baltimore Sun questioned Steele’s credentials, saying he brought “little to the team but the color of his skin.” Four years later, the Sun was at it again, patronizingly terming Steele a “likable man and persuasive speaker” – articulate and clean, anyone?

Steny Hoyer, the House Minority Whip has called Steele “slavish”—for which he had to apologize— while Maryland State Senate President Mike Miller called Steele “Uncle Tom.” The Democratic National Committee, in a 37-page memo by Cornell Belcher sought to “turn Steele into a typical Republican candidate — as opposed to an African-American.”

When Steele ran, successfully, for RNC chair in 2009, the dirt continued to be thrown at him. In 2009, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough declared that “Republicans are learning right now, that sometimes being black isn’t enough. They thought ‘we’re going to get a black guy to run our party.’”

Always outspoken, but also a former seminarian, Steele handled this with a characteristic mix of class and combativeness. But even as he was able to deal the slings and arrows coming his way, the comments raised serious questions about how much of the political universe views race.

With the communications director of CPAC declaring, from the stage this past week, that Steele was elected as RNC chair “because he’s a black guy,” it raises even more serious questions about how Trumpian tribalism has quickly become the rule of law within a large segment of the GOP.

This is terrible for our party.

While Republicans may see speaking to minority audiences as a low priority, they should realize that minorities are closely watching them. For African-Americans to see the man who is likely the most prominent African-American Republican on the airwaves, treated this way, is another sign of a Republican Party that is not interested in winning their votes. CPAC is an event I used to attend nearly annually but have not in several years. Over time, the conference has taken more and more of a tribal posture, seeking to cast out what it decides are “bad” conservatives in favor of “good” conservatives with a roster slouching towards the extreme. Last year it was Milo Yiannopoulos, who was ultimate disinvited from CPAC after sponsors balked. This year, it was Marion Le Pen of France’s National Front, whose politics are so controversial in her home country that French rocker Johnny Hallyday had the family banned from the funeral. Unlike Yiannopoulos, Le Pen was not disinvited. Instead, she was welcomed as a hero, if not the conquering one.

Of course, CPAC’s conquering hero is clearly Donald Trump. Just two years after canceling his 2016 speech under the threat of a walk out, Trump has become the belle of the ball, fully in control of an adoring audience all too happy to boo Senator John McCain and other Republicans who don’t sufficiently grovel to him.

Does anyone honestly believe that these comments would have been said about Steele had he been a Trump acolytes instead of a detractor? The obvious and honest answer is no. That may be fine if Trump is enjoying high popularity. But he is not. He is in a politically tenuous position—with low popularity ratings and an ever-encroaching Russia investigation—not the position of power.

All of which puts the GOP in precisely the position many believed the party was heading the day before Trump’s surprise election. It also means that whenever Trump is no longer president, the GOP will still be divided, with limited desire or effort to appeal to minorities, and no road map forward.

They will need—and should want—people like Michael Steele to help move beyond these kinds of moments and re-find their way.

 

 

The Nation might be better served by politicians with less grey hair


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Americans Held Hostage Year 10

If you regularly read this blog, you know I’m not a fan of Donald Trump.  While we have never have seen a man as divisive as President Trump.  It impossible to blame the political climate on Trump. 

There where serious problems within the individual parties  before he was elected. After becoming President, the GREAT DIVIDE between the two parties has grown wider. Child like, finger pointing in the order of the day.  “But what about what they did ”  .

Let’s be clear, its Party Before Country!!!!

Prestige Position and Power! men and women shaking the hands of the right people in the parties. Voting as told, a lifetime of patience waiting to be assigned to an influential and powerful committee.  A few years ago, the Tea Party opposed the system and nearly divided the Republican party as members of the Tea Party weren’t life long politicians and demanded a place at the table. 

 As Americans are entering  the tenth year as hostages of their government.  There isn’t any indication of a meeting of the minds between the two parties.   As the infighting between the two parties continues, important legislation remains unsigned  Bipartisanship is simply a word or Idea.  Americans are still waiting.

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The Current State of the Union

“Given a choice, I would prefer you to marry out of  your race and religion than to marry a Democrat”

“I Don’t Care how nice his mother is ! You are not allowed to play with ANY Republicans “

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Grace 

1. simple elegance or refinement of movement “she moved through the water with effortless grace”.

2. To honor or credit to (someone or something )by one’s presence.  “he bowed out from the sport he has graced for two decades” 

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A few Democrats boycotted the President’s State of the Union Address.  A mistake in my view..   We may not  like or respect the views of the man in office, however as politicians they need to respect the office.   

We teach our children to be respectful, to be a good sport ,to stick it out and not retreat because we don’t like their opinion or their personality.

Someone has to rise above, the Crazy.  Someone who st remembered the basic lessons from his parents.   Perhaps we would be better served by those who still remember.  Perhaps someone with less gray hair.

It cant be any worse than it is today

CityFella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Republican Party: Hero’s Needed !


 

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Winning the Battle and Losing the War

More than 30 Republicans have announced they planned to retire by 2019. The latest, is California’s Darrell Issa.   Issa was first elected to Congress in in 2001. For many years his  district representing Western San Diego Country was considered safe district for the Republican Party. The demographics have changed ,there are more Hispanics and Asians in his district then ever before.    In 2016’s general election Issa beat his Democratic challenger Doug Applegate by 1600 votes.

The challenge for many Republicans in 2018.  Incumbents will need to alien themselves with Presidents Trumps to survive the primaries and then broaden their appeal to win the General Election.

 

The General Election

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The Current GOP is viewed as Racist,Sexist, and Cruel by  Millennials.  This large demograpic went to integrated Schools, they tend to support LGB issues. While there are not enamored with the Democratic Party, they are more likely to vote with the Demos.

The Republican Party Needs a few Superheros 

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31 Republicans not seeking re-election in 2018. That number will likely grow, as Republicans in competitive districts have to make decisions about whether to run in an election year where their president has a low approval rating.

Choosing Party Over Personal Political Aspirations

President Trumps words, tweets is having a profound negative effect on the nation and his party.   His adminstration has alienated nations and racial groups throughout the world.  America is no longer viewed as a welcoming place.   The White Houses isn’t welcoming to many Americans.

The GOP is in desperate need of Superheros.  George W Bush and Arizona’s John McCain and Bob Corker, Jeff Flake cant do it alone.   The party needs SUPERHEROS Men and Women who will say Donald Trump’s views do not reflect the Republican Party.   Proud Republicans who will say his positions on Muslims, Mexicans, Gays, and the Poor is not who they are as a party!   The GOP dangeriously is teetering near edge.

Memories are long and the pain is deep.  The recovery is likely long,the healing process may take decades.

The Trump Administration’s basement doesn’t appear to have a bottom. Paul Ryan, The Speaker of the House of Representatives response to Donald Trumps latest faux pas was to say it was “Very unfortunate and unhelpful”.   The future of the party isn’t promising.

 

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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

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

 

Dear Paul Ryan, I’m not a Mexican


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I’m a black man from the great state of California.  When I was a young man, some of my employers would tell me how exceptional I was as a black man.  How different I was, at the time I felt special “EXCEPTIONAL” I was better than those other blacks.

As I matured, I realized being the good one wasn’t a compliment.

Through the years, I have been in many organizations where I was the only person of color.  In these organisations, people would praise black people, politicians, entertainer and sport figures.   However, they would openly speak negatively about other races. Praising “African Americans” and disparaging  Mexicans, Indians, and Filipino’s in my presence.

After a meeting, I shared my discomfort with someone I thought was a friend, two days later I was called into a meeting and a week later I was demoted.  They said I would be reconsidered.

If your a person of color, you can sense who is a racist. There is often a distance, and an ignorance (which is the root of racism) that seeps out in a comment or statement.   No hue is exempt and  you when an individual makes a negative statement about a person of color, it resonates with all people of color.

No, I’m not Mexican, however the negative words used by the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for the President of the United States affects more than Mexicans.

If you looks closely at the televised protests,they include many African Americans.We know how it feels to be called, thugs, rapists, murderers. Earlier this year Maine’s Governor Paul Le Page said “Drug dealers with names like “D-Money,” “Smoothie,” and “Shifty” who bring heroin in from out of state and often “impregnate a young white girl” before they leave.   So  we can realate,the wound for many if us is fresh

As an Independent voter, who believe the system is rigged and third or fourth party is needed for real change in this country.  I have hoped for leadership within the Republican Party, because I cant imaging a one party system . However, its hasn’t happened.

Your support of this racist brings your judgement into question. For every Republican who supports this politician WILL damage there position in their community. Perhaps for many many years to come.  It’s possible he may win the race but lose the war. There are many who believe he will lose the race and the war .