If you want to know whether Democrats will take back the House and/or Senate in November, just ask Russia. According to our Intel top brass they are at it again, and Trump is denying it again.
Putin wants a Republican victory in 2018-2020 to keep Trump-The-Destabilizer in power. Think about that. The man in the entire world who hates and fears America most – Putin – wants Trump and the GOP to win because he knows what Trump supporters don’t or won’t admit: Trump is America’s poison pill.
The growing panic among top US intelligence officials on Russia’s NEW melding in the 2018 election exasperates Trump and blatantly refutes his self-serving lies.
Why are the white republican leadership going along? Because they want to win one for not just the GOP but are playing an end game of racist white power.
“Make no mistake: What’s happening on Capitol Hill this week, at Trump’s behest, is nothing other than an attempt by Republicans to slow the inexorable march toward that point at midcentury when the United States becomes a majority-minority nation,” as noted the Washington Post.
Trump-backed immigration proposals, combined with recent moves by the All-White-GOP for voter suppression, gerrymandering and various other schemes to disenfranchise minority voters will extend the white supremacist hegemony that brought Trump to power and sustains the GOP. Putin gets this too and has been using social media to cultivate white supremacy movements in the USA.
Yes, Trump and the Republicans are blatant racists. This adds to their desperation as they try to cling to power.
Trump and the Republicans are threatening to make nearly 700,000 dreamers subject to deportation unless Democrats agree to close the door to tens of millions of future legal immigrants of color.
Trump is now the Traitor-In-Chief and won’t defend America from Russia because Russia is STILL defending him! Republicans go along because they are going to do anything to keep power… WHITE POWER.
“Russian “bots” were helping Trump once again just two weeks ago by creating momentum for the Feb. 2 release of the Nunes memo, as the Washington Post notes: “Russian operatives created a #ReleaseTheMemo campaign on Twitter and other platforms, which quickly went viral and created a sense of urgency and import to the committee’s findings at least those by Republican members.”
Trump, who has final authority over such things, refused to approve the release of a Democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo that Russian operatives, FOX News, and the GOP helped promote.
Trump wanted the Nunes memo released for its value in casting doubt on the FBI’s investigation into his collusion with Russia and the Trump campaign. And Russia wanted to help. What’s that tell you?
No wonder the Russian operatives stepped up their efforts to promote the Nunes memo on Trump’s behalf. Thus far, the memo has succeeded not only in damaging trust between the FBI and Congress, and possibly hindering future sharing of classified material, but also in revving up the Trump faithful with another wild conspiracy theory.
When nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults get at least some of their news from social media, the potential reach of bad actors is incalculable. Facebook and YouTube lead the way in opening the door to Russian/Putin/GOP/Trump/White Nationalist operatives who are now actively working to promote another Trump win for the GOP, and loss for America in 2018.
Director of National Intelligence Coats testifying Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 before the Senate Intelligence Committee warned that Russia considers its efforts to disrupt the 2016 election a huge success. Now Trump’s GOP are looking to Russia to help them win again in 2018 … and Russia is obliging.
Trump once exclaimed “I love the poorly educated!” Russia does too.
Russia, Trump and the GOP leadership are counting on white voter delusion and towering evangelical voter’s ignorance to once again make white racist (and/or ignorant evangelical voters who rarely if ever read reputable media sources) into an easily manipulated 2018 mob who will believe any and all GOP/Trump lies spread by Russia on social media… just like they did in 2016.
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A challenge ;
OK Frank . So want a little more relevant comment on the situation that deserves some serious investigative reporting as well as action on the part of the DNC ?
Fact ; 40 current White House staff members including Jared Kushner have unlimited access to all US security issues and top secrete information … yet none of them has even the lowest level of security clearance including Kushner
Fact ; According to those in the know within US intelligence community less than 10 of that 40 would be able to pass even a minimal … never mind Top Secret clearance …. including and especially Jared Kushner (DHS , FBI , CIA as well as the NSA )
Fact ; Thereby circumventing and contravening all Rule of Law in regards to security issues , top secret information and the level of security clearance mandated by US law in order to have access to said information
Therefore … massive amounts of top secret and high level security information … including all the Russia controversy is being obtained by 40 individuals not qualified to receive or so much as review in redacted form ..most of which is no doubt being shared with god knows who
And that … is fact … not social or alternative media conspiracy theory
Begging the question …
So what exactly is stopping those gutless Democrats on the Committee from releasing their 10 page document to the general public when in fact Trump by his actions is currently doing the exact damn same thing with every piece of information that passes thru the White House ?
Now THAT Frank … would be an article worthy of your intelligence , talents and capabilities … unlike the above regurgitation of information available from every reliable major news and media across the globe .
The Russians call it “kompromot” as many democratic politicians are blackmailed in to silence and it is a good question if they shall do the right thing!
Dear Frank Schaeffer:
Our luminescent, Intel top brass is at it again, and the Democrat Party is in full collusion! No one alive hates the US working class more, and they’re terrified at the ongoing class awakening.
The Democrat National Committee let itself be bought, owned and pocketed by the one person sufficiently corrupt to ensure defeat before the moral disaster that is Donald Trump. Now the Democrat Party wants to cover its political betrayal of the USA. So it freaks over fake news-anti Russian hysteria and identity issues even as it cooperates with the Trump Reichadistration in immigrant/refugee horse-trading deals.
Make no mistake. What’s happening is nothing other than a Democrat Party attempt to propel the US proletariat toward class tyranny. To that end, the Party seeks to impose ‘fake news’ censorship and criminalize dissent. In reality, the ‘fake news’ is the Democrat/Intel_community hacking propaganda, and the Party is desperate to criminalize unapproved interpretations which confront the Party with its fundamental disloyalty to and hostility against the US working class.
In Europe and the US alike, the fraudulent premise of this attack on freedom of speech is that social tensions are the product not of poverty, inequality, austerity and militarism, but ‘fake news’ spread by Putin on social media. Democrats apparently think US workers too stupid to recognize a political/economic shakedown unless Putin points it out to them.
Now the corporate behemoth, Unilever, is threatening to withdraw advertising from social media platforms unless they suppress ‘toxic content.’ Unilever’s release was coordinated to escalate the Democrat Party/US intelligence agencies propaganda offensive. Unilever’s intervention highlights the class forces driving the censorship campaign – an alliance of military/intelligence apparatus, giant technology firms, the corporate-fiscal oligarchy, and the Democrat Party.
In the 40s and 50s, GM, DuPont, Reynolds Tobacco and more backed the notorious periodical ‘Counterattack,’ which published names of suspected communist sympathizers and forced the removal of targeted performers and critical content from programs they sponsored. The Democrat Party is in solidarity with those McCarthyite witch hunts.
While many get news from social media, Unilever Chief Marketing Officer, Keith Weed, referenced research showing a decline of trust in social media. Perhaps people see the descending hand of censorship and totalitarianism. When they discover that social media no longer works to organize mass protests, they’ll know who did it and what it means. They’ll form their own opinions as to who the domestic political traitors truly are.
NO to Republicans!
NO to Democrats!
NO to Big Money!
NO to Corporatism!
NO to Militarism and War!
NO to Austerity!
NO to Extreme Inequality!
NO to Fraudulent Elections!
YES to the peace and justice of God’s graciously given Kingdom!
A blessed Lenten walk with Christ!
gdd … you are so entirely , completely and utterly full of fertilizer from the first sentence down with ZERO evidence to back up a single one of your fallacious claims and accusations based solely on propaganda , fake news and conspiracy .. ( and I dare you to prove otherwise ) … to the point of my now being forced to discard any claims about you being any form of intellectual .. never mind a pseudo intellectual .
What you are instead is a deluded , paranoid addled schizophrenic in dire need of confinement before you do yourself or anyone else any harm
In as far as your being any sort of Christian .. well … perhaps within the dark recesses of your delusional little mind perhaps … but in the Biblical sense … not even close
Lent ..a non- existent holiday created by the Catholic church in the 3rd century in order to divert attention from the sacrifices etc devoted to the goddess of Spring … Eostre … in other words idiot … you’re walking with demons … not Christ
And FYI gdd .. READ your damn Bible .. Gods Kingdom has yet to come into being for us fallen human beings … and will not until Christ’s return
And ..gee gdd … aint it just a bit ironic not to mention hypocritical that while claiming to support the needs of the working class … you promote every holiday and action the church has ever taken against the working class in order to keep them in their place
Golly gdd …. logical inconsistency … hypocrisy … delusional paranoia … pathological lying … psychosis verging on schizophrenia … all topped with a devastating and damning dose of Heresy .
Seriously child … y’alls one sick demented little puppy rivaling GB on each and every level .. e.g … same ole bs .. in a different disguise .
NO TO THE TROLL gdd AND HIS/HER DELUSIONAL NEO COMMUNIST RHETORIC , CONSPIRACY THEORY AND PROPAGANDA ATTEMPTING IN VAIN TO POSE AS LIBERATION THEOLOGY CHRISTIANITY FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF SOWING DIVISION AMONG THOSE WHO MIGHT PUT AN END TO THIS CURRENT TYRANNY BEING PUT FORTH BY PUTIN AND THE RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES IN ORDER TO UNDERMINE WHAT IS LEFT OF WESTERN DEMOCRACY ACROSS THE ENTIRE GLOBE
NO TO SOCIAL MEDIA , CONSPIRACY THEORY ( that only serves to divide ) ILLITERACY and ( bought and paid for ) INTERNET TROLLS
YES … TO THE TRUTH … THE MAINSTREAM PRESS LIKE THE NYTimes .. WP .. MSNBC ETC .. TO LITERACY … THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY CURRENTLY IN A LIFE AND DEATH BATTLE TO MAINTAIN DEMOCRACY … AND READING .. GENUINE READING
And finally … A RESOUNDING YES TO THE BOYCOT OF THE GOP AS HAS BEEN CALLED FOR BY THE EDITOR OF ‘ THE ATLANTIC ‘ ( a member of the GOP ) … and YES TO VOTING ‘ D’ IN THE 2018 ELECTIONS … LEST THE LIKES OF PUTIN HAVE HIS WAY WITH US .
And to you gdd .. I raise the internationally recognized single digit salute of disdain
Dear TJ Martin:
That was quite a let-fly you had yesterday. Did you observe Ash Wednesday by tying on a good one?
You already played the ‘back up one claim’ card. I did so using your own words and you cried ‘foul!’ Ignoring the import of your own words, you protested that my rejoinder didn’t follow the rules of formal debate – as if this is a debate society and not an internet blog. You make up your own rules midstream. As I’ve said repeatedly, narcissists don’t follow standard linguistic convention; narcissists employ language to garner narcissistic supply to sustain their false self.
You also renewed your ‘invitation’ to a ‘face to face’ debate, before television cameras, with press present, etc. That was when my suspicion that you suffer from malignant personality disorder began shifting from hunch to firm conviction.
No one is going to meet with you who knows of your extremely volatile personality and absolutely explosive temper – particularly when you’re contradicted. When I indicate the role of the NYT/Intelligence_community/Democrat Party in its ongoing coup and drive for censorship and totalitarianism, you reacted as you did for that reason.
The fraudulent assertion that Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping are responsible for social unrest in the US is belied yet again by the Parkland massacre. How, pray tell, are Russia and/or China responsible for that? It isn’t my fault that your narrative is an utter fraud. But it is your fault that you follow it.
Lastly, you are still responsible to confess and repent of your actions against Gary B.
A blessed Lenten walk with Christ!
gdd .. to reiterate more plainly
I DARE YOU TO BACK UP ONE SINGLE CLAIM YOU’VE MADE HERE .. PROVIDE ONE SOLITARY SHRED OF VERIFIABLE EVIDENCE …PROVE ONE SINGLE ACCUSATION TO BE TRUE
And … in light of the FACT that I know you cannot …
…. aint it once again more than just a bit ironic as well as hypocritical of you in the past demanding due process , evidence .. etc .. when it came to accusations made against the likes of Roy Moore etc … while you yourself as evidenced with the above plethora of utter bs and lies … do the polar opposite
Hmmm …. been taking classes at Trump U lately gdd ?
Cause in all honesty little one … you’re beginning to sound just like him
What is allowed in our dear American police state?
Our dear intelligence agencies have won the war forever on any successful rebellion in America and its time to say well done to their endeavors as civil war would cause far more harm to our society than any outside force as they can not defeat us on any battle field anywhere on our planet.
Let the Russians come in and let them have a voice in our free society as just like a boomerang it will come back to them as America is a far different place then where the Russians live. America sets the tone of all world culture and I see America getting more brown and more diverse in Religion and race and gender identity and the current Republican party is a reaction to the changes going on now in America.
What is allowed? We can vote for the most qualified self funded progressive candidates that present themselves to us and so right now they are only in the Democratic party with all of their problems.
My personal strategy for the “18 elections among family and friends is to demonize the Republicans and encourage my dear Trump supporting friends that there is no difference between the parties and that to be a patriot one must not vote…..
The message? Republican stay home and then increase the Democratic vote and my personal tally of family and friends is that the republican domestic enemies will be out voted even in a heavily republican county.
Now you can take this with a grain of salt but I have reanalyzed a number of personal friendships and have decided to end contact with friends that are rabid Trump supporters as I view them as domestic enemies.
The above are only personal opinions and observations but for me a path to move forward….\
Can Trump supporters be shamed enough?
They appear to have no shame…..
Our free society?
A blessed Lenten walk with Christ!
The only good one .. is the one where you pretend to know what you’re blathering on about
PS; gdd … your silence proves you to be the abject liar and conspiracy addled propagandist troll that you are
Nine … what is allowed you ask ?
1) Well … so far … we’ve been allowed to become the illiterate nation we’ve become despite being one of the most educated nations in the western word
2)We’re most certainly allowed to addict ourselves to social media , fake news and conspiracy theory … not to mention a whole host of substances both legal and illegal
3) We’re also allowed to become addled by celebrity and addicted to entertainment
4) We’ve been allowed to become the Collective Stupidity of America … allowing ourselves to be conned by Russian influence … whilst the French Dutch etc managed to avoid it
5) We’re most certainly allowed to indulge ourselves in Identity Politics that only serve to divide the Nation making us easy pickings for Russian Intelligence
Which at the moment seems to be our preference
But Nine … despite your indulging in conspiracy theory addled claims ..
A) We are allowed to join together as a Nation in protest against this burgeoning regime
B) We are allowed ..and in fact mandated to VOTE
C) We are most certainly are allowed to engage fully in the process ..
etc .. etc … etc … because despite the debacles and foibles … we are still the freest nation on earth
Problem is Nine … A- C is not our current preference .. because the above take work effort and risk …
…while 1-5 can be accomplished from the comfort of our couches as well as the safety of our screens
Suffice it to say Nine … had we in the 60’s 70’s taken the same stance this current generation and age … we’d still be fighting in Viet Nam !