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Juliusseizure

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Trump believes in Eugenics/Superior Genes

This may be common knowledge in the DU, but I haven't seen anything regarding this issue.

While many people, including myself, are always wondering whether Trump's racist acts are to appease his base, or he's personally a racist, I think this video confirms the latter.

In the video, Trump says he does not believe all men are created equal, he's proud of his "German blood", believes in innate genetic superiority, and confirms the biographers statement that he was raised
to believe in at least certain aspects of eugenics.

As usual, he speaks vaguely without mentioning groups with either greater or lesser genetic ability.

But that's just him being his typical douchebag self who likes to screw with people. At this point, its very easy to connect the dots, starting with this video, moving to his birther movement, and now doing everything he can to delegitimize a black man's presidency by reversing all his actions.

What frustrates me is that this most concerning of issues was never addressed by the mass media. Ever.

The first question in the first debate should have been "do you believe all men are created equal?" because he does not, with ideally a follow-up question or 3.

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Posted by Juliusseizure | Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:39 AM (41 replies)

Ms. Texas's Hate Filled Facebook Comments

So I checked Ms. Texas's Facebook page to check the comments since I anticipated some push back from Trump voters.

Unfortunately, I was not disappointed. In fact, despite what I thought might be facts that would deter outright hate - she's Texan, white, young, and her statement was relatively harmless in my mind, many of the comments from Trump voters were just plain vicious.

Now, I wouldn't be surprised if some were alt right trolls, and there were also numerous positive comments, But the intolerance of a differing opinion and accompanying heat was off the charts in my mind.

I put together a little meme with examples

[link:https://instagram.com/p/BY86RnuBYV5/|

Unfortunately, I think Trump voters' intolerance and racism is getting out of control. That's not just based on this Facebook page, but increased racism in my immediate blue state area that neved existed in my 40 years on this earth.

If Trump's presidency is seriously jeopardized, IMHO Trump voters will lose it and I expect a violent reaction, and a healthy counter-reaction - because there's plenty of pent up hostility on the left (the rational reaction to a President and his voters bashing you daily for your beliefs, existence, and for asserting facts).
Posted by Juliusseizure | Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:51 PM (2 replies)

Trump DACA flip-flop - 2011 Fox News Interview

Trump's flip-flopped as recently as April on DACA.

This video from 2011 essentially has him making the case to keep DACA - not DACA specifically but the idea that deporting dreamers is not compassionate and unfair.

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Posted by Juliusseizure | Wed Sep 6, 2017, 04:03 PM (1 replies)

US has been conducting back-channel talks with North Korea for months

Source: ABC News

Despite the bombastic rhetoric exchanged between North Korean and American leaders this week, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back-channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.

The ongoing talks, which were first reported by The Associated Press, included discussions about U.S.-North Korean relations and Americans imprisoned in North Korea, the source said.
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Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have both used strong language pertaining to North Korea's threats. But Mattis said Thursday that the American effort was "diplomatically led."

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"However, right now Secretary [of State Rex] Tillerson and [United Nations] Ambassador [Nikki] Haley, you can see the American effort is diplomatically led, it has diplomatic traction it is gaining diplomatic results, and I want to stay right here, right now. The tragedy of war is well known. It would be catastrophic."






Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-conducting-back-channel-talks-north-korea-months/story?id=49165520
Posted by Juliusseizure | Sat Aug 12, 2017, 03:50 AM (12 replies)

Something has to give

Trump is intent on rigging elections with Russia's aid.

The GOP and base fully support it. Its their wet dream. All that money saved and democrats powerless.

Even if intelligence agencies discover it, the GOP won't do anything about it.

We're left with Mueller maybe finding evidence at some future unknown point of federal crime(s) against Trump, serious enough that the Republican house majority impeaches. Two huge very questionable assumptions.

What are the chances of the House turning majority democrat when Republicans smell a bloodless coup, and go to the polls to make it happen?

Meanwhile, Trump and the GOP use the delay to institute further rigging.

Mass protests are inevitable. I hope I'm wrong.
Posted by Juliusseizure | Mon Jul 10, 2017, 12:30 AM (4 replies)

"No Regrets for Trump Voters" - Salon Article

This is the best article I've read on why core Trump Voters won't budge in their support.

It doesn't tell the whole story, but accurately describes their cognitive dissonance and deep seated tribal nature of their loyalty. An attack on Trump is perceived attack as an attack on their opinions, tribal affiliation, and self-worth.

Bottom line:

It's useless to try to convince Trump voters to change their minds. They’re just too good at coming up with excuses for why they should keep standing by their man.

That said..., the capacity for denial in Trump voters is not bottomless. It’s just that the scandals and corruption are unlikely to move the needle much, since those things can be rationalized away.

But most... experts thought it’s possible that if the president’s policies (especially if he signs the Republican health care bill) start to affect Trump voters’ finances or well-being, many of them will be unable to keep telling themselves he’s a good guy who is just besieged by the mean-spirited liberals in the media.
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This is consistent with my observations. The only thing that could effect their support is Trump acting in a concrete, undeniable manner that hurts their finances or well-being personally.

That's why if Dems want to burst that big vulnerable Trump bubble, drive a wedge between Trump and them by pointing out his economic and healthcare policies hurt them personally. Trump is NOT YOUR BUDDY. That's a fact,and forces him to lie, be on the defensive, and show his mean side. It plants doubt.
[link:http://www.salon.com/2017/06/21/no-regrets-for-trump-voters-the-media-needs-to-stop-looking-for-buyers-remorse/|
Posted by Juliusseizure | Sat Jun 24, 2017, 06:27 PM (14 replies)

Senate Approves New Russia Sanctions

Source: CNN

The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to enact new sanctions against Russia and make it difficult for President Donald Trump to lift them.In a rare moment of bipartisan unity, the Senate voted 97 to two to approve the sanctions, with only Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky voting against.

The new Russia sanctions would create a congressional review process if the executive branch eases current sanctions. It also imposes new sanctions in a number of categories, including those "conducting malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government" and "supplying weapons to the Assad regime."

Republican senators said Tuesday they expected Trump to sign the bill, which will still need to be passed in the House before it goes to the President's desk.

Trump administration officials, however, have expressed some concerns with the package. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a Senate panel Tuesday he was wary of actions that could interfere with the administration's efforts to improve relations with Russia.




Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/14/politics/senate-new-russia-sanctions/index.html



This should be interesting.
Posted by Juliusseizure | Thu Jun 15, 2017, 02:13 AM (5 replies)

Any Senate or House Intelligence Committee Hearings?

There's been a grand total of one Senate Intelligence hearing on Russia and no testimony by actual parties. Nunes canceled the House hearing.

Have any public hearings been set by either committee? There was all this daily heat and then Trump pulled the Syria stunt. Momentum is lost, and Trump controls media coverage with the pretend conflict.




Posted by Juliusseizure | Tue Apr 11, 2017, 09:43 AM (4 replies)

How The White House and Republicans Blew Up The House Russia Investigation

Source: The New Yorker

The evidence is now clear that the White House and Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, have worked together to halt what was previously billed as a sweeping investigation of Russian interference in last year’s election. “We’ve been frozen,” Jim Himes, a Democratic representative from Connecticut who is a member of the Committee, said.

Today, the House panel was scheduled to hear from three top officials who had served under the Obama Administration: Sally Yates, the former Deputy Attorney General, who briefly served as acting Attorney General, before being fired by President Trump; John Brennan, the former head of the C.I.A.; and James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence. But last week Nunes cancelled today’s hearing.

Since last Monday’s hearing, Nunes, who was a member of the Trump transition team, has spoken repeatedly about the issue of incidental collection, the intelligence community’s term for the communications of innocent Americans that can be swept up when the N.S.A. or other agencies legally spy on a foreign target. The Russian Ambassador, a legal target of surveillance, was recorded talking to Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national-security adviser, who was a victim of incidental collection.

The White House and Nunes were clearly coördinating this strategy. A few days before the hearing, Trump seemed to offer a preview of it. In an interview on Fox News, the President said that he “will be submitting things” to Nunes’s committee “very soon,” and “perhaps speaking about this next week,” adding that “you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks.”


Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-the-white-house-and-republicans-blew-up-the-house-russia-investigation?mbid=social_twitter
Posted by Juliusseizure | Tue Mar 28, 2017, 10:29 PM (4 replies)

Trump vs. Koch Bros.

Between golf outings and blaming Obama for fake wiretaps, Trump just figured out the Koch bros. "Freedom Caucus" brought down Trumpcare, and could seriously muck up tax reform, etc

The tea party trolls also reacted to Trumpstick and Bannon's "art of the deal" armtwisting by collectively telling them both to f' off.

IMHO, a malignant narcissist president is very unlikely to not start obsessing over that kind of ongoing, outspoken dissent. It makes Trump look like a weak, lazy fat blowhard who doesn't read. Sad.

And this morning, Trump's tweet blamed the Freedom Caucus as the cause of Trumpcare's demise.

This could develop into a real dogfight.

[link:https://www.google.com/amp/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN16T07D|
Posted by Juliusseizure | Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:57 PM (1 replies)
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