Friday, November 20, 2015

Trump and Rubio ... Fascism Redux

Even before the Paris attacks, the Clown Car Candidates had already unleashed a torrent of racist, homphobic, and xenophobic remarks.

Since then, it's become a tsuanmi shitstorm, with PartyofNoican Governors having joined in, by the tenfold, on refusing to accept refugees, with Dr. Pyramids referring to the refugees as "mad dogs", all the while, two of the leading Clown Car drivers are advocating a new Fascist States of America.

Let's start with The Donald.

When asked how that differed from Hitler's Germany registering the Jews, his response was a arrogant "You tell me."

Senator Marco Rubio wasn't going to be locked out of the Fascist Funhouse.

“It’s not about closing down mosques. It’s about closing down any place — whether it’s a cafe, a diner, an internet site — any place where radicals are being inspired,” ...
Radicals, yes, but Trump and Rubio seem to sharing the same Fascist paintbrush in wanting to document, track and round up all Muslims.

In effect, the Government has already been tracking, not just Muslims, but everybody, in their over-reaching Orwellian surveillance programs.

Along with the insanity of Chancellor Trump, and Field Marshall Rubio talking like this, proposing things like this, it's a matter of time before we start hearing about attacks and violence against otherwise law-abiding, peaceful Muslims living here now.

This type of talk is dog-whistling, red-meat-biscuits to the extremist of the Rightwing Freakshow and is utterly irresponsible.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

"Pay No Attention To That Woman Behind The Curtain ..."

Oops! ...

It's long been held by the Press (lapdogs, such as it is,  that a good number of them are) that politicians only offer empty platitudes, well-rehearsed blah-blah-blah ...

Except, when they let their guard down, and, inadvertently, speak a revealing truth, which has them and their staffs throwing up a tsunami of well-rehearsed blah-blah-blah, trying to walk the revealing truth back,

Toto, in spirit, at least, pulled the curtain back on Hillary Rodman Clinton in last night's Democrat's Debate.

Sen. Bernie Sanders was, rightly, dissing Clinton for being the Big Wall Street Money candidate.

Clinton pushed back, promising she has an "aggressive plan to reign in Wall Street," which, by the way, multiple times, talked about not needing the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall to get this done, name dropping Paul Krugman and Paul Volker, and treating Glass-Steagall like it was a leper, on no use of value, or noting that it's repeal helped cause the financial disaster we saw.

Bernie wasn't having any of it, and scoffed "Not good enough," adding;
"I have never heard a candidate — never — who has received huge amounts of money from oil, from coal, from Wall Street, from military-industrial complex, not one candidate says, ‘Oh these campaign contributions will not influence me. I’m going to be independent,'" Sanders said. "Well, why do they make millions of dollars of campaign contributions? They expect to get something. Everybody knows that."
This was Toto's cue to start tugging, and pulling back the curtain.

"He has basically used his answer to impugn my integrity, let’s be frank here," she said of Sanders before citing her work in New York after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
"I represented New York, and I represented New York on 9/11 when we were attacked. Where were we attacked? We were attacked in downtime Manhattan where Wall Street is. I did spend a whole lot of time and effort helping them rebuild," she said.

Did she just say that?!

Holy Cow!

I didn't look, but I will speculate, before the debate ended, someone photoshopped Hillary, standing on the ashes and debris of the WTC, receiving a campaign contribution.

In fact, CBS's partner in the debate last night, Twitter, did, proverbially, offer that picture.

Someone named Andy Grewal tweeted;
Have never seen a candidate invoke 9/11 to justify millions of Wall Street donations.  Until now.  @HillaryClinton #DemDebate

"Pay No Attention To That Woman Behind The Curtain ..."

I'm not sure Hillary offered as much passion in her other answers, as the amount she offered defending her taking in Wall Street millions.


Later in the debate, the candidates were asked to cite a personal crises they dealt with that would show they have the muscle to be president.

None of the three candidates offered a good story, but it was Clinton who doubled-down on Sept. 11th again;
At the end of the debate, CBS News moderator John Dickerson gave Clinton one more opportunity to make her point. He asked each of the candidates to name a crisis they had experienced in their life that prepared them for the presidency. “Well, there are so many, I don’t know where to start,” Clinton responded, before retelling the story of her advising President Obama in the decision to launch a mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

Considering there is some contention on how the Obama Administration found Osama bin Laden, and the controversy over it, and with 20+-years of Clinton Scandals, Right Wing and Media harrassment, she goes to the Sept. 11th well again?

Help me, Mister Wizard!

In a previous debate, Sanders gave Hillary a gift, with his heated rant about how no one cares about "your damn emails"

HIllary returned the favor on it last night, exploiting the Sept. 11th tradegy

Take advantage of it Bernie, pound that with a over-priced military hammer, of whose costs you want to rope in.

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