May 2016

Politicians famously promise the moon to the ever gullible voter and then not deliver. Donald Trump promises things to the electorate – when he already knows he will do the opposite. An attendee at Trump’s powwow with Paul Ryan says Trump assured Ryan he would cut social security if he were President – in complete contrast to his promise to the voters that he would preserve it as it stands. Rubbing salt in the wound, he said that he was for cutting Social Security on moral grounds.

Trump floated the idea that he would reduce America’s national debt by renegotiating terms. That works when you threaten bankruptcy or there are better terms available – like a homeowner refinancing a mortgage.

But America already enjoys the best possible rates because investors trust we will honor our debts. Apparently, Trump believes that it would be better for the country if we were more like Venezuela. He is either cynical, insane or stupid.

He promises his acolytes tougher negotiations with the Chinese, Mexicans and other trading partners. But the trade deficit is primarily driven by private business and has nothing to do with national governments. He could lobby for tariffs. But that just makes things more expensive for Americans. And our trading partners won’t just roll over.

Nor will his policies create jobs in America. Gospel has it that America doesn’t make things anymore. But we make more than we ever have. We just don’t use labor to make it.

And while he is running as labor’s best friend he has said the minimum wage is too high.

cartoonHe promises tax cuts for the middle class and more taxes for the wealthy. However, his plan calls for the same ‘crumbs for most, caviar for the rich’ tax reduction strategy that conservatives have been promoting since 1980 – which has done nothing for the economy except explode the deficit and shower gifts on the very richest.

Trump has positioned himself as a friend to veterans. But he has lied about his fundraising for them. More damaging, he has twice petitioned the city to prohibit veterans from selling geegaws around Trump Tower in New York City – a right they have had since 1890. He thinks these valiant warriors (he wouldn’t know about that) are cluttering the place up. And he says he is a supporter of POWs – a breathtaking absurdity given his dismissal of John McCain’s captivity.

He made hay with his claim that he would ‘self-fund’ and be beholden to none. Now he is soliciting cash. He’s not a whore; he just has sex for money.

He has excused all of this waffling with an odd claim for someone who theoretically is telling the voters what he actually believes:

“Look, anything I say right now, I’m not the president. Everything is a suggestion, no matter what you say, it’s a suggestion.”

The beginning of a negotiation I suppose. It is possibly the first time a politician has taken both sides of an issue and then insisted that he doesn’t support either one.

He calls Bill Clinton a rapist but had invited Bill to his wedding. He calls Mexicans rapists but hires them to work at Mar a Lago.

His biggest trick may be that this life-long social liberal is now running as a conservative.

It is a political campaign written by Lewis Carroll.





Is Religion a Mental Illness?

May 26, 2016

Religion is an odd affair. It was understandable when man’s knowledge of the world was in its infancy. When modern science was not yet dreamed of. And a lack of microscopes and telescopes limited man’s experience to what he could sense directly. Humankind has well advanced from its ignorant roots. Yet billions still cling to […]

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Can Trump Win the Swing States?

May 23, 2016

Many argued that Donald Trump would not win the nomination. Now many argue that he can’t win the presidency. Some have made an issue of his lack of knowledge and curiosity, his lying, his racism, and his misogyny. Others have pointed to his serial business failures, including his educational scam, Trump University. One popular claim is that […]

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Is Religion Satan’s Greatest Trick?

May 20, 2016

Religion is the most powerful political force in America. In religion, evangelicals are the most politically active group. Nominally they are Christian. But in deed and word, they show no Christianity. In fact, the evidence strongly suggests that they are the Devil’s disciples. Consider the following: Pastor John Hagee says, “I’m going to vote for […]

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Evangelicals Are the Largest White Supremacist Group in America.

May 18, 2016

How can evangelicals support Donald Trump? Doesn’t the thrice-married, serial adulterer, fall short of the Christian ideal? Of course, he does. But to racists, his sexual immorality is irrelevant. It is his thorough, deep-rooted and vocal xenophobia that sets the bigots’ hearts aflutter. Evangelicalism was apolitical until the 1970s. They believed politics to be a dismal business with no relevance to […]

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Really? 5.16.16 Carson Wanders In; Trump Forgets His Girlfriend; Evangelicals Prefer Trump to Jesus.

May 16, 2016

“A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Ben Carson has been making some noise recently. Apparently, he is on Trump’s committee to identify Le Grand Orange’s running mate. He let the VP cat out of the bag by admitting that John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin […]

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Donald Trump’s Syndicate of Sociopaths.

May 15, 2016

Let us just say that Donald Trump’s base isn’t the cream of the crop. With that in mind let’s consider some of his most putrid apologists: George Zimmerman is trying to auction off the gun with which he executed Trayvon Martin. Luckily, auction trolls have so far stifled his blood-soaked commercialism. Zimmerman first listed the gun at […]

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Do What Works – Avoid Libertarianism.

May 14, 2016

“I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement [libertarianism] in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough.” ― Christopher Hitchens The worst way to address a problem is to do what ‘feels right’. Or do what has ‘always been done’. The right way to solve a […]

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The Republican War to Lessen the Rich Man’s Burden

May 7, 2016

“I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends… that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.” Adlai E. Stevenson America is awash in cash. But the average American isn’t. The wealthy haven’t cornered the market in wealth so completely […]

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