President And GOP Busy At Work Gas lighting Public With Propaganda/ Fake News Campaign

Dear Media and fellow Non Trumpian voters, please discount/ pay no attention to the republican President Donald Trump’s claims about the women protesting the confirmation of the SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the first week of October 2018, as the equivalent of mob rule. At his rallies and elsewhere, he has been describing these women as being out of control, creating conditions for violence. This contrived outrage is in the same category of all his other lies, with no basis in fact and reality, but designed solely to motivate his base to action.

In short, this is his way of grabbing added media attention, as even FOX TV is no longer televising his campaign rallies because the ratings for these events have dipped. But he never gives up. For example, on the 11th of October 2018, Kanye West, the rapper, with his mental illness in full display, was trotted out as his guest to the delight of the media. In the morning he managed to participate in a 45 minute interview/ rant with FOX TV hosts. Just yesterday, he did an op-ed piece about medicare for USA Today which fact checkers made mincemeat of it. Within the first week of October 2018, he has held no less than 6 campaign rallies.

He’s finally facing the possible reality that there may be unintended consequences for his own lack of civility, the way he mistreats and bullies others.

For those GOP lawmakers, there are consequences to supporting a leader of the ilk of the republican President Donald Trump, who singularly committed to a white, nationalistic Evangelical theocracy that continually vilifies Muslims, degrades women, condemns LGBTQ people, and shuns foreigners—accuses non Trumpians of identity politics, mob rule for daring to protest, but then who have the chutzpah to claim victim-hood when they rule all three branches of government.

How quickly we forget all of the president’s other ‘fake news’ contrived outrages to further his personal interests. The following is a partial list from the 9/13/ 18 Business Insider report by Maxwell Tani, Michael Kranz and John Haltiwanger:

Questions about Ted Cruz’s father’s potential ties to President John F. Kennedy’s assassin.

Questions about Ted Cruz's father's potential ties to President John F. Kennedy's assassin.
Ted Cruz.  Spencer Platt/Getty Images
“On the eve of the Indiana primary, Trump attempted to undermine former Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz’s father’s legitimacy by parroting an unverified (fake) National Enquirer story.”

“It claimed Rafael Cruz was photographed in the early 1960s handing out pro-Fidel Castro leaflets with President John F. Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.”

Questions about President Obama’s birth certificate.

Questions about President Obama's birth certificate.
Donald Trump speaking to reporters after Obama released his long-form birth certificate.  Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images
“While mulling a potential 2012 presidential bid, Trump became the most high-profile figure to promote the (false) rumors suggesting that President Obama was not born in the US.”

“Trump claimed he’d deployed private investigators who “could not believe what they’re finding” about Obama’s place of birth.”

Questions about a former Bill Clinton aide’s suicide.

Questions about a former Bill Clinton aide's suicide.
The Clintons leave Foster’s funeral in 1993.  AP Photo/Alex Brandon
“After Vince Foster, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, was found dead in 1993, various law-enforcement agencies and independent counsels determined he committed suicide.

“But Foster’s death spawned conspiracy theorists who questioned whether the Clintons themselves were involved in Foster’s death.” (This allegation was debunked by 2 major investigations.)

Questions about whether Muslims in New Jersey were cheering after 9/11.

Questions about whether Muslims in New Jersey were cheering after 9/11.
Donald Trump.  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
“For weeks last year, Trump emphatically claimed he saw televised news reports of Muslims cheering in New Jersey after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.”

“There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey, where you have large Arab populations. They were cheering as the World Trade Center came down,” Trump said during an ABC interview.”

He added: “I know it might be not politically correct for you to talk about it, but there were people cheering as that building came down — as those buildings came down. And that tells you something. It was well-covered at the time.”

However, there is no evidence to suggest there were any American celebrations aired on television following the attacks. Some media reports at the time cited rumors of celebrations in New Jersey. But reports were never substantiated, and there’s no evidence these protests were broadcast on national television.

The following are just some other examples that I found on Twitter on 10/11/18:

Us Rep Mike Levin  of California tweeted:

“The wants to take away protections for people with pre-existing health conditions like asthma, cancer and diabetes. They voted to take away those protections last year and now are suing to do it. Don’t forget to tell your family and friends before the vote in a few weeks!”

Steve Rattner tweeted for MSNBC regarding president’s denial of climate change:

Rep Adam Schiff  tweeted:

At the highest levels of the Saudi government, Jamal Khashoggi was considered an “enemy of the people.” At the highest levels of our government, a hostility to the press and solicitude towards autocrats puts all journalists at risk. Along with America’s standing in the world.

Ed Krassenstein  tweeted:

I am a white male.

I don’t consider peaceful protesters to be “angry mobs”.

I don’t consider African American football players to be “sons-of-bitches”

I don’t consider White Supremacists to be “very fine people”. This doesn’t make me a stable genius.

It makes me an American!

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The following report details how the president is now targeting democrats/ Hillary Clinton accusing them of acting to incite violence which is totally a contrived outrage based on lies…

On October 10, 2018, Steve M. of the Crooks And Liars blog penned the following report, “Your Right-Wing Relatives Think Hillary Clinton Wants Republicans Killed”

Excerpts:

“The really short version clips off the second sentence. But even then all you have is Clinton saying that we’re past the time of being civil. There’s a lot of distant between “not civil” and “inflicting extralegal violence on innocent Republicans in pursuit of a revolution intended to turn America into a socialist hellhole like Venezuela.” Which is what Republicans think she’s saying.”

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“The full version of Clinton’s answer to a question from CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about the Supreme Court nominations of Brett Kavanaugh and Merrick Garland makes it even clearer that Clinton is talking about winning elections and then reestablishing regular order and other norms in Congress, not violence:”

AMANPOUR: I think you even wrote that they stole a justice from the Democratic party.

CLINTON: Well, I think they did. I mean, to keep a Supreme Court seat open for a year, to deny a distinguished jurist, they could have voted him down. They could have said, “Well, for ideological reasons, philosophical reasons, we’re not going to vote for him.” But no, they stonewalled. And that was such a breach of Senate ethics and the constitutional responsibility of the Senate to advice and consent on nominations, that you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.

That’s why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.

You heard how the Republican members, led by Mitch McConnell, the president, really demeaned the confirmation process, insulted and attacked not only Dr. Ford but women who were speaking out. You know, look, I remember Republican operatives shutting down the voting in Florida in 2000. I remember the swift voting of John Kerry. I remember the things that even the Republican party did to John McCain in 2000. I remember what they did to me for 25 years, the falsehood, the lies, which, unfortunately, people believed because the Republicans have put a lot of time, money and effort in promoting them.

So when you’re dealing with an ideological party that is driven by the lust for power, that is funded by corporate interest who want a government that does its bidding, it’s hard — you can be civil but you can’t overcome what they intend to do unless you win elections.

And so, the answer to everything is to get back to a balance, to get back to what is called regular order. They don’t even have committee processes. They — the idea that they wouldn’t seek and obtain all of the written record from Kavanaugh, that they would not have done a full investigation, that is not the way that they treat Democrats.

Unless we win and we say to the people of our country, “Look, we need to protect the rule of law. We need to protect processes that are in place in the Congress and the government to protect you, to protect what you care about.” So, this should go both ways, and that’s what I’m hoping for.

“But your right-wing uncle believes Clinton is calling for bloodshed, because that’s what the right-wing disinformation machine is telling him.”

TRUMP RALLY PHOTOS

Here’s Michael Goodwin of the New York Post.

Where’s the outrage over Hillary’s call for a ‘civil’ war?

There you have it — a declaration of war and a license for violence. Where is the media outrage?

Clinton knows we are already in the danger zone when it comes to the political temperature. Her comments, then, are as reckless as bringing a can of gasoline to a bonfire.

“Here’s PJ Media’s Rick Moran:”

Plausible deniability. That’s what Hillary Clinton now has if Republicans are injured or killed by the mobs. She wasn’t calling for “violence,” just incivility toward political opponents.

The problem is that … her words have enabled thousands of crazies who believe the hysteria against Republicans and Trump that has been ginned up by those who know exactly what they’re doing when they seek to create an atmosphere of violence and hate.

Clinton has given her blessing  for left-wing radicals to tear the country apart.

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Clinton said, in effect, that you can’t reason with Republicans. That’s true. She didn’t call for revolution or mob violence. But to Republicans, the truth is whatever they want to believe.

19 comments

    • Dear Suzanne,

      The republicans have been getting away with their lies, like against President Obama, that they have become experts at this. But they have cried wolf too often, to where they are losing credibility.

      Thanks a million times over all of your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  1. The picture of the people at the Trump rally, making crude and obscene gestures in front of small children, yelling until they are red-faced … THAT is what ‘mob-rule’ looks like … THAT is what I call inciting violence. How proud they must all be of themselves for their bullying, disgusting actions. And when I hear Trump say that there will be violence if the GOP loses its majority in the mid-terms … that is inciting violence … that is the way a 5-year-old acts, not a world leader. We are a rudderless ship, for we have no captain, no leader … only an ignorant bully. Sigh.

    Good post Gronda … Hugs.

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    • Dear Jill,

      The president and his GOP minions are the deer looking at the headlights coming at them at record speeds but they are so stuck in a substance made of their old ways, that they can’t move fast enough to avoid the inevitable of what’s coming.

      But they are desperately trying, from gas-lighting the public with their propaganda campaign of lies, suppressing the votes of thousands who could vote for Democratic candidates, gerrymandering, and you name it.

      We do need to send them a message to where they will face that “we the people” voters count and that they had better learn to pay attention to us as well as their mega donors who I pray lose a ton of monies trying to rescue this bunch from the consequences of their actions.

      Thanks a million times over for all of your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • My pleasure, my friend. One of my non-WordPress followers, Ellen, has read your blog for a while, and for some reason says she is unable to leave comments on your posts. However, I felt I should share her comment on this one with you:

        “Thank-you for re-blogging this informative post. I had read it on Gronda’s blog this morning, but it is well worth reading again. I had mentioned to you some time ago that I am unable to comment on her blog, though the reason eludes me at the moment. May I just take a moment, really, just a moment of your time to say…the both of you put so much time and effort into these posts, and I am grateful. Thank-you both!!”

        Hugs!!!

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        • Dear Jill,

          It bothers me that Ellen can’t make comments on my blog, and thanks for sharing this with me.

          I wish I had a computer guru that I could ask for help. I used to ask Xena for help as she’s a whiz on the computer, but I can no longer do this.

          I’m going to have to find someone.

          I get so upset as I learn about how these healthcare insurance companies micro manage the care of serious illnesses like cancer. When President Trump yells about what insurance companies will do like rationing care if there is ‘Medicare for All’, I want to scream back, and what does he think they are doing now?

          Hugs, Gronda

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        • I suspect you may have something checked in your settings that only allows users with WordPress accounts to comment? It’s odd, because she comments on mine with no problem. I shall see if i can find out what it might be later today.

          Yes, the insurance industry and medical profession are a racket these days … it’s more about money than patient care, which is why my daughter is trying to get out of nursing, because it disgusts her.

          Hugs!

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        • My dearest Gronda,
          Until the last breath leaves my body, you can ask for my help. I’m not online as much and not keeping up with everything, but you are free to call me. I’ll check the settings.

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        • Dear Jill,

          Xena saw my note and graciously acted to fix my settings. According to Xena, “I just changed the settings. No Word Press account will be needed, but those without one will still have to sign-in using a handle and email address.”

          Xena rescued my butt, again.

          Hugs, Gronda

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  2. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m getting sick of the lies and bullying coming from the White House and the republican camp in general. It is old, tiresome and not even a little bit funny. Friend Gronda has written an excellent post de-bunking all of Trump’s and his minion’s claims about the women and democrats engaging in ‘mob rule’ … please take a few moments to read and absorb how we are being fed lies, lies, lies, and more lies by the bully at the helm of this nation. Many thanks to you, Gronda!

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  3. What is so disheartening is no matter WHAT he says, there’s no recourse. Yes, the news media can chew him up and spit him out … but all he has to do his holler “Fake News!” and his deplorables eat it up. They’re totally convinced it’s the “liberals” that are destroying this country and NOTHING anyone says to the contrary will be accepted.

    These people are just plain cruel when it comes to politics. Remember the disgusting effigies of Obama?

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    • Dear Nan,

      Let’s just pray Dems win the majority of seats in the US House of Representatives in November 2018. That gives us an opportunity to be a check on the president, starting with at least the House exercising / doing its oversight duties.

      We can be a true check. Let’s pray that Dems use this opportunity smartly by focusing on fixing things via legislation like a new voting rights act and a new set of ethics rules.

      Hugs, Gronda

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    • Dear Equnox1021,

      For the next 3 weeks, I plan to be MIA as I do my volunteering bit to get out the vote.

      I live in Florida, where there has been a concerted effort to register young peoples and their are grass root efforts to get them to the voting booths. This is still a swing state where every vote literally does count.

      Your attitude is widespread. We can’t take anything for granted.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  4. Dear Xena,

    Thanks for fixing my settings, so that folks like Ellen can comment. But as for you, I want you around for years to come, period.

    Your case is the #1 reason why everyone should vote for Democratic candidates in November 2018.

    I’m for Medicare for All. We tried compromise, as in Obamacare, which got us nowhere.

    Hugs, Gronfda

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    • Gronda,
      Thanks for your kind words. I’d like to live with a good quality of life for a few more decades. LOL! Today had been a better day, but I’m slowing down now and ready to take a nap.

      Medicare for all will only be a benefit to citizens if it includes all parts and not just Part A. We need an entire re-working of insurance companies.

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