The media FOR PROFIT is responsible for Donald Trump being taken seriously by many as a candidate for the President of the United States! They have managed to make a laughingstock of the United States by continuing to cover the buffoon TV personality as a serious candidate! Initially, the media treated Trump’s candidacy as a joke, laughing and barely containing their amusement at the stupid, ignorant, racist things he said. They continued covering EVERY word he said, allowed him to CALL IN INTERVIEWS, lapped up every word he said because it guaranteed them ratings dollars!
As with everything, there comes a time to pay the piper and the day has finally come, especially with the media FOR PROFIT! They are shaking and scratching their heads, wondering out loud how did it ever get this far! Well, it snowballed from laughs and giggles to serious business because the media FOR PROFIT covered Trump as though he was a serious candidate and SOME people’s bigotry and racism is easily encouraged! Every day they heard Trump say outrageous racist, bigoted things and the media accepted his statements as “normal” when THEY WERE NOT!
The media should have ignored him or at least pointed out the things he was saying were totally unacceptable in a free, tolerant society. They should have destroyed his candidacy like they have always done in the past when a candidate did or said something so obviously unacceptable for a candidate for the President of the United States. Instead, for ratings, they continued to cover his asinine, ridiculous statements as though they were deserving of serious analysis and thought. So, SOME of the people believed, since the media was covering it, it must be acceptable to believe the things he was saying and they began REPEATING it and giving the beliefs respectability! The media’s actions also made it respectable to show up at a rally for Trump and expect to be treated with as much respect as any other supporter for a candidate!
After the initial guffaws at the TV celebrity’s ignorance and bigotry, the media should have treated Trump like they treat a KKK, Nazi or Arian Race member, as an ignorant extremist, and then moved on. Any followers of Trump should have been given the exact same treatment as Trump, they should have been treated like members of the KKK, Nazi or Arian Race groups, free to say whatever they wish but shunned by all who have the slightest bit of intelligence or concern for their fellow human beings! Let’s all SPEAK UP, let the Trumpsters know how we feel about their racist, bigoted, ignorant ideas. Let’s make them ashamed of their treatment of their fellow human beings, let them know their behavior and words are unacceptable in a tolerant, fair society! Make them hide and wear masks!
If the leader of the KKK announced a campaign as a GOP candidate for the President of the United States, how would the GOP react? Would they accept the announcement, include him in the debates, treat him with respect? I seriously doubt that they would. The problem is that Donald Trump has actually said what MANY in the GOP actually think but are unwilling to say, so he is allowed to continue the charade of a campaign. Now, the GOP, in addition to the media for PROFIT, is shaking and scratching its head as to what to do with Trump’s candidacy, which is destroying what’s left of their Party!
Trump’s support is stuck at around 30% in the GOP and he can NEVER win a general election due to many reasons, but, especially due to his lack of Hispanic/people of color support. So, the GOP has to find a way to end his candidacy, at least as a GOP candidate, which they never should have allowed in the first place. I’m not shedding tears for them; they get what they deserve because most of them are cave dwellers who belong in the 18th century and are trying to enforce their religious beliefs on everyone else through laws?
The GOP as a party is finished and needs to make a graceful exit. All moderate GOP have disappeared and the extremists are bringing our government to a halt. It’s time the GOP stepped aside and a party with some grownups grouped together to help the Democrats run our country in a more efficient, fair, and equitable manner. (I’ll admit that the Democrats do have their own far-out extremists who should receive a similar treatment as the Trumpsters!) But, in the meantime, I do wonder exactly how the GOP is going to get Trump out of the way, not to mention the sleepy-eyed, totally ignorant in all things political, Carson!! LMFAO
Some say, well, Trump draws huge crowds so we must listen to him. NO WE DO NOT! We have to allow him and his followers’ freedom of expression but the media does NOT have to cover his speeches; and, we do NOT have to give him or his followers ANY respect for their views! We must allow the KKK, Nazi and Arian groups to have parades but we do not have to agree with or respect them or go to their damned parades!
Actually, in my view, the people who attend Trump’s speeches should be wearing masks like the KKK. And, I think it’s time for the IRS to begin an investigation of Trump and those who donate to him in order to put him out of business, just like they did the KKK! We have all sat by and watched this horrendous TV reality show and it’s time we call it what it is and show it the disrespect that it deserves. We need to speak up every time we hear someone say they support Trump the same way we would if someone said they support the KKK, Nazi or Arian groups! We need to make people ashamed to admit they are in any way associated with Trump and his racism, bigotry, and ignorance!
Politicio.com posted an article on Friday, October 16, 2015, with a title that was IMHO intentionally misleading saying HRC signals she would be better for Israel than Obama! But, when one reads the article, it is clear there was no basis in fact for the article’s title, which infuriated many Palestinian supporters!
Politico has posted many anti HRC articles in the past and have clearly distorted her statements and views, starting in ’08 campaign.
Here is what the article actually said re HRC’s views re the Israel/Palestine conflict:
“Clinton’s private responses in some ways resemble a foreign policy Rorschach test; donors who see a deal as important to world peace have come away thinking that Clinton shares their perspective, but so, too, do donors who oppose any prospective agreement as compromising Israeli security.”
“Her support for the negotiating process and touting support for Israel are not contradictory,” said Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill. “A strong deal is good for Israel in her view.”
And several people who’ve heard her address the issue say the fact that different people can come away with such different interpretations is a testament to her nuanced approach to the issue and her skill as a politician, rather than any vacillation on the subject.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/hillary-clinton-jewish-donors-israel-119705#ixzz3pEN8lOnMRead more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/hillary-clinton-jewish-donors-israel-119705#ixzz3pEMdCAlI
So, basically, the TIITLE of the article could not and was not substantiated! IMHO, Politico did a hit job on HRC as they have done in the past! They also knew an article with such a negative view of HRC’s policy would gain readers! Typical of today’s mainstream media, more interested in ratings/reader count than the TRUTH!
Here is a more accurate view of HRC’s stands over the years regarding Israel/Palestine taken from Wikipedia 10/21/2015:
“Regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict, Clinton has stated that she is “an emphatic, unwavering supporter of Israel’s safety and security.”
On July 18, 2006, Clinton spoke at a pro-Israel rally in New York in front of the United Nations. She supported Israel’s efforts in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict: “We are here to show solidarity and support for Israel. We will stand with Israel, because Israel is standing for American values as well as Israeli ones.”
On November 13, 2005, Clinton said that she supports the creation of the West Bank barrier, stating: “This is not against the Palestinian people. This is against the terrorists. The Palestinian people have to help to prevent terrorism. They have to change the attitudes about terrorism.” She has also requested that Palestinian leaders “change all textbooks in all grades” from the current ones, which are “hate-filled, violent and radical.”
As a senator and throughout her career, Clinton had supported a law that requires identifying Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In September 2011, as Secretary of State, she filed a brief with the US Supreme Court opposing “any American action, even symbolically, toward recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel” because of the influence it might have on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
During an interview while the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict was ongoing, Clinton said that Hamas had intentionally provoked Israel by firing rockets into that country. In regard to whether Israel’s response against Hamas had been proportionate, she said, “I’m not a military planner, but Hamas puts its missiles – its rockets – in civilian areas. Part of it is that Gaza’s pretty small and it’s very densely populated. They put their command and control of Hamas military leaders in those civilian areas. Israel, I know, has sent warnings and tried to get people to move, but in any kind of conflict there are going to be civilian casualties, and we need to try to get to a cease-fire as soon as possible.”
Clearly, HRC is NOT anti-Palestinian or totally pro Israel. She’s very aware of the complexities of a problem that has had negative effects throughout the world for decades and the many efforts to negotiate a fair & equitable peace. It would be absurd for someone with her knowledge, experience to make a statementt such as Politico indicated in the title of its article but was unable to substantiate with facts in the actual article!
But, Politico also knew the TITLE of the article would do the damage it intended to do to HRC! I witnessed their lies and distortions in ’08 but will not sit idly by while they continue their efforts to destroy her credibility on such an extraordinary subject that affects world peace just for their greediness for more dollars thru readership and their bias against her!
Every time Politico uses a negative article title towards HRC without facts in the article to back up the title or every time they do a hit piece on HRC to negatively affect her poll ratings, I intend to make them accountable for their actions by letting the people know what/why they are doing it. I will post blogs and use Twitter to inform people of the TRUTH, which is what Politico is SUPPOSED to be doing!
COMMON DISTORTIONS/MISINFORMATION REGARDING:
Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002, Pub.L. 107–243
The resolution “supported” and “encouraged” diplomatic efforts by President George W. Bush to “strictly enforce through the U.N. Security Council all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq” and “obtain prompt and decisive action by the Security Council to ensure that Iraq abandons its strategy of delay, evasion, and noncompliance and promptly and strictly complies with all relevant Security Council resolutions.
The problem was that President George W. Bush did NOT “strictly enforce through the U.N. Security Council ALL relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq. And he did NOT “obtain prompt and decisive action by the Security Council to ensure that Iraq abandons its strategy of delay, evasion, and noncompliance and promptly and strictly complies with all relevant Security Council resolutions.!
Bush ignored these provisions in the law passed by Congress, abused his power, and went straight to war!
Those who say that Hillary/others voted FOR war are INCORRECT! Bush was given authorization to go to war with Iraq AS A LAST RESORT!
My reply to a quote from an article in NYTimes “The Next Act of the Neocons” by
Jacob Heilbrunn July 5, 2014
@BewareTheBeliev comments in bold, italic
Heilbrunn TRIES to make the case that Hillary Clinton is a neocon but fails miserably! Why? Because one can not prove something that is NOT TRUE!
“And the thing is, these neocons have a point. (So the neocons prefer HRC over Rand Paul, what a SURPRISE! BUT, THAT does not make HRC a neocon!)
Mrs. Clinton voted for the Iraq war (please read speech she made with vote in my blog post, http://bewarethebelievers.com/2014/11/13/hillary-clinton-speech-in-senate-when-cast-iraq-war-vote/ );
supported sending arms to Syrian rebels (So, anyone who’s not an isolationist is a neocon?!! Is Obama a neocon? He IS militarily supporting Syrian rebels. You, others, want up/down decisions when it’s NOT an up/down world!);
likened Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, to Adolf Hitler (So what! He DID invade Ukraine! How does that make her neocon?!!);
wholeheartedly backs Israel (Since when does supporting Israel make one a neocon? She is for two-state solution, which WILL require Palestine to recognize Israel’s right to exist.);
and stresses the importance of promoting democracy. (WOW! If one promotes democracy THAT makes them a neocon? How absurd! Since democracy is supposed to support the rights of ALL people, I would think a POTUS would promote democracy!)“
1. A political philosophy developed in the 1970s and 1980s, advocating the active use of government power in pursuit of conservative domestic and foreign policies.
2. A conservative who advocates the assertive promotion of democracy and United States national interest in international affairs including through military means.
Anyone who calls Hillary Clinton a neocon is sadly mistaken and have not one leg to stand on to make that claim! They have simply believed the main stream media’s portrayal of her as such in the ’08 primaries. Prior to that, she had actually been referred to as a socialist and a communist!
Once before, “We the People” allowed the Supreme Court of the United States to install as President of the United States a cocky, unqualified MAN who took his orders from those who paid for his election! His opponent, Al Gore, was supremely qualified for the position and actually WON the election!
The shenanigans in the 2000 election in Florida, with Jeb Bush as Governor and the GOP in charge of the voter qualification lists were an embarrassment to the United States and should have been investigated by the U.N.!
The Democrats should have taken to the streets to stop such a coup; but, I remember what it was like and there was palpable fear throughout the country as to what was going to happen! The RWNJ GOPers, gun-loving fanatics had made it clear that there would be blood in the streets if George W. Bush was not installed as President!
The cocky, somewhat ignorant, George W. Bush took his orders and began appointing members of HIS cabinet BEFORE he was appointed the President and NO ONE STOPPED HIM OR MADE A MOCKERY OF HIM FOR DOING IT! Instead, the main stream media fools covered each appointment as though it was a done deal!
Where was Al Gore during ALL of this? Who the hell knows! Who was giving him advice to sit back and take all of George W. Bush’s bullshit? I have no idea! I do know that MOST democrats are peace-loving people who prefer negotiations to a bloody war in the streets! Most Democrats did not want the stupid, for-profit main stream media practically announcing to the world that democracy had failed!
So, George W. Bush and his “owners” pulled off the coup with the help of the Florida and the United States Supreme Courts! Very shortly, we were in TWO wars and not long after, another Presidential election was stolen by using major states like Ohio and Bush had another four years to almost destroy our nation!
When Bush’s VP Cheney “accidentally” shot a friend and didn’t inform Bush first before anyone else, I think that was the breaking point between George W and his handlers! His handlers NEVER would have approved of his nominating Harriet Miers, White House Counsel, for the Supreme Court! LMFAO So, I felt he was on his on from there and boy did he ever fuck it up!
George W. Bush inherited a country in its prime and ready for the next century. Just think what it would be like NOW if the Supreme Court had truly been impartial and decided for Al Gore, the one with the true rights to be President of the United States! What a difference there would be if the main stream media were NOT for profit and did the job without bias or without entertainment purposes! We would be so much more advanced than we are and the world would be a much better place to live in and to leave to our children!
We must NEVER let this kind of thing happen again, even if we have to FIGHT for our rights! NEVER let the bullies win! Their demands will NEVER stop and they will suck you dry!
Let’s rid ourselves of the GOP/TP/ALEC/Koch Party in 2016 and get back on track to being the greatest, most compassionate nation in the world! Let’s set an excellent example for those nations who thirst for freedom for their people and a fair and just world for all!