Thanks, Russia!

All over the press, mainstream media, social media, water coolers, and barstools the talk is about President Trump’s relationship with Russia. Every person he knows that ever spoke to a Russian is being presented as further evidence of collusion with Russia between his campaign and even President Trump himself in order to alter the results of the vote last November. A serious charge that if proven true should mean more than the removal of just Donald Trump as President. Since the accusations extend to numerous individuals within his campaign, a legitimate case could be made that the election itself is invalid. However calling telephone conversations that have been documented as not having been found to have any evidence of collusion along with the total lack of any hard forensic evidence means that the charges, if true would be hard to prove. In fact, there are significant reasons to discount every justification being made by the press and the government to take the idea of Russian meddling in the US Presidential election seriously.

But there was election tampering and it all occurred by US interests without any foreign assistance. Hillary Clinton actively rigged both sides of the primary. She manipulated the media with the assistance of the “unbiased” DNC, laundered contributions that were intended for other Democratic candidates in other races. There was also money used by the DNC and the Clinton campaign to create a hidden stash that was used to create social media propaganda and outright attacks on Sanders and his supporters. Additionally there are questions outstanding as to the validity of the actual votes counted in the Primaries due to red flag discrepancies between the count and exit polls. On the Republican side, the Clinton campaign enlisted assistance from various media outlets to minimize their coverage of Sanders and fill in that void with an overdose of coverage of the two most extreme Republicans, Trump and Cruz.

During the general election, Republicans had already proactively rigged the vote by engaging in wholesale voter suppression of targeted likely Democratic voters. There was minimal, exit polling which is the international standard in which to gauge the validity of the vote. Additionally when challenges did arise, recounts were either impossible due to all electronic votes tabulated without a verifiable audit trail, or both parties conspired to raise the costs of funding recounts as to make them all but impossible to achieve.

And after all that known improprieties by US interests we are supposed to get all worked up because the Director of the FBI stated that Vladimir Putin hates Hillary Clinton? That was an actual reason provided at one point by then FBI Director Comey.

But still, when I mention these issues, people tell me to ‘get over it’. Why? The supposed two party system was manipulated so that the choice would be between a person whose only accomplishment in life was marrying a guy who later become President, while she garnered an incredible resume, but little else and a man who rose to fame and fortune by the grace of his father’s business acumen backing him up. Ever since his father’s death, his career has been a string failures punctuated with a few get rich quick schemes. In other words, this election was not between two people who have been proven capable, but between two corrupt and incapable individuals. Whether the Russians had any influence in the outcome, the damage was done before they ever got involved. Maybe, the Russians did us a favor, or more likely we are just giving them another reason to make a toast and down a shot of vodka.

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Propose Don’t Oppose

BRADFROMSALEM

Republicans, free of any serious opposition, have revealed their unverified template to reinvigorate the American economy, dissolve government’s role in any matter not connected to protecting the US from foreign entities real or imagined, and enhance government’s role in enforcing moral choices connected in any manner to sexual or other personal activities.

That’s a large agenda, and to be fair, not all Republicans are on board with every line item in the two major proposals, Mr. Ryan’s Health Care bill and Mr. Trump’s Budget proposal. The party as a whole, however, will define these two critical items with next to no alternatives coming from the Democrats in office. Democrats will pushback against the Republican plans and instead of responding to criticisms of the ACA, most elected Democrats respond entirely by defending the ACA, when all the solutions to the problems with the ACA can be corrected. It is called Medicare for All. The Republican idea that a budget and any legislative proposals reduce annual deficits is universally accepted as the “gold standard” of economic virtue and that guarantee to growing the American economy is never opposed by elected Democrats. This leaves little room for proposed legislation such as infrastructure growth, free higher education and expanded Social Security, all items that will grow the economy organically based on historically verifiable precedent.

The Republican assumptions cannot be accepted by anyone that is opposed to their vision of America. The debate can no longer be about presumed truths, presumed enmities (that include both Russia and China), who talks to who or any metric that is not measured against doing what is moral and right. Amorality has become America’s real enemy and both party’s establishment fully endorses and legislates on amoral standards. Changing the paradigm will break down the political monopoly trust that is stagnating the US. Yes, Trump has got to go, because doing so will start to establish that the American people are ready for the change to a moral standard; a goal much, much larger than firing a single incompetent President.

THE PEOPLE MUST FIRE TRUMP

Trump’s removal from office will not come from Congress or the VP.
It can only happen if we demand Trump be removed.

BRADFROMSALEM

I am going to be blunt, very blunt. Donald Trump must be impeached, or removed from office since he is unable to capably perform the job of President of the United States. This removal must come from the American electorate waking up to the realization that the CIA manipulations about Russia are not happening to remove Trump, but instead to prove to him that he must comply and take a hard stand against Russia. What is being called the deep state is rumored to be behind this. I don’t think the deep state has the single mindedness to pull that off. Instead its an operation being run by the long state. The outline of US foreign and domestic policy that continues to operate in the same mode of a continuous Cold War, with some Warm Wars to give us false heroes, and a whole lot of distractions.

So why is it so important to remove Donald Trump? First, he is truly not capable of performing the job. Second, he most certainly has committed various acts worthy of impeachment, but nearly every President has; especially since the inception of the Cold War. Third, the American people have already lost confidence that their vote counts, their complaints listened to, or their needs met. And that is the most important reason Trump must be removed. Removing Trump must come not from some Congressional inquiry, or a CIA manufactured smoking gun, it must come from the American people. Demanding government accountability and pushing the government to act in ways to benefit the needs of every American, reacting to public demands openly and honestly, and lining up at the polls on election day in numbers unheard of in the last 60 years. And Trump has unleashed, inadvertently, the outrage to make that happen. And to ensure it carries forward into the 2018 elections, the people have to demand a change in leadership. People are outraged that America has become the most xenophobic nation on Earth. Promises made by candidate Trump are being rolled back, the swamp was drained of the alligators only to be replaced by bigger meaner alligators, there has been no action on creating American jobs, the press is being ridiculed, secret meetings take place lowering the confidence that Mr. Trump is acting fully on the behalf of all Americans, health care replacement is nothing more than a tax giveaway to the rich while exhuming and attaching to it every bad Republican health care idea. I can go on to include discussion regarding his mental state, lack of attention to any detail, his entire administration’s obtuseness on implementing or even talking about any remedy to climate disruption and of course The Wall. I am not saying that policy wise he is any worse than his predecessors, but they were all politically savvy enough to add the poison slowly so we wouldn’t recognize how we were all being sold out to the oligarchy. I am saying that enough American people that can now see what has been happening because Trump chooses to do it in front of everyone, are ready to demand an end. With Trump we can all taste the poison and the opportunity to (re?)gain control of our government, our foreign policy, and our economy can be jump started by The People demanding that Donald Trump be removed from office.

The false hope being spread that he will be caught up in some Russian scandal, is just that. False hope. The long state needs a useful fool, too many people are beginning to catch on. The hard part is to help the people who found comfort in voting for Trump as a means to influence change that for change to happen, he has to go. And the same goes for those still loyal to the Democratic establishment, they have to give up their reliance on the Russia story giving them what they want.