How Much is Enough? Five Impeachable Offenses in Seven Weeks?

from mainstream median

mainstream median

When Barack Obama solemnly took the oath of office on January 20th, 2009, the DOW was a 8,396 and the unemployment rate was nearing 8% with millions of jobs lost just the month before. The reputation of the United States abroad was severely compromised and the pallor of the nation was palpable. It took almost the bulk of his eight years in office, and some argue that it never found its footing, but under the dignified and thoughtful leadership of President Obama, the nation slowly regained the jobs and the reputation lost during The Great Recession.

Eight years later Donald Trump inherited a DOW Jones that was surging towards 20,000 and an employment rate of 4.6%. He proudly took credit for the momentum built over eight years of hard work and rebuilding, in effect being “born on third base and thought he hit a triple.” He spoke of ending the American…

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AG Sessions Headlines: Says “Uh, no” to Wiretap Claim. A.M. Tweets Say “Yes” w/out Media Mention.

from America Votes: Q&A

America Votes: Q&A

This morning Jeff Sessions said “uh, no” when asked about wiretapping claims at a press conference .   CNN anchors seemed to feel “bad” that AG Sessions was put in such a position by President Trump.  Sessions said he has recused himself from the investigation and is “unable  to comment on any of these details.”

The questions at hand was whether or not he advised Trump on the wiretapping matter.  The answer? No.

Headlines Immediately Following the Press Conference:

ABC:  AG Jeff Sessions gave Trump no reason to believe wiretap claim

The Week:  Jeff Sessions, asked if he gave Trump ‘any reason to believe’ he was wiretapped by Obama: ‘Um, no’

New York Daily News:  Rep. probing Trump wiretap claims: ‘No evidence’ Obama interfered

AG Sessions’ Twitter Feed Differs from Talking Points.

If Jeff Sessions gave Trump no reason to believe his home was being wiretapped, why…

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THE TRUMP RESISTANCE PLAN: STEP 5 – “PRESIDENTIAL CORRUPTION MATTERS”

from Steven J. Harper, Esq.

The Belly of the Beast

[This article first appeared on billmoyers.com on March 10, 2017. It’s the seventh in my series. You can read the earlier installments here.]

“The present state of America is truly alarming to every man who is capable of reflection.”

— Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)

Paine’s line should resonate with former White House attorney Fred Fielding. As deputy and associate counsel to President Richard Nixon during Watergate, he witnessed the truly alarming spectacle of a president undermining the office’s integrity. Donald Trump must be giving Fred Fielding unpleasant flashbacks. All of Trump’s scandals – from Russia to his business conflicts – are on track to coalesce in the definitive crisis for American democracy.

About Those Conflicts

As foreign countries seek to curry Trump’s favor, his Washington, D.C. hotel gets the most attention. But it’s a symbol of larger problems. Trump’s business holdings rumble beneath every…

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I Believe…

Thank you to Karen Kleis for sharing this with me.

I Believe….

I believe that Donald Trump, his Cabinet and administration, and his Republican enablers in Congress are a real and active threat to me, and to the people I love.

Trump says he won the election and wants us to “work together” to “Make America Great Again”.

This is my response:

•I will not forget how badly he and so many others treated former President Barack Obama for 8 years.

•I will not “work together” to privatize Medicare, cut Social Security and Medicaid.

•I will not “work together” to build a wall.

•I will not “work together” to persecute Muslims.

•I will not “work together” to shut out refugees from other countries.

•I will not “work together” to lower taxes on the 1% and increase taxes on the middle class and poor.

•I will not “work together” to help Trump use the Presidency to enrich himself.

•I will not “work together” to weaken and demolish environmental protection.

•I will not “work together” to sell American lands, especially National Parks, to companies which then despoil those lands.

•I will not “work together” to enable the extinction of other species.

•I will not “work together” to remove the civil rights of other citizens.

•I will not “work together” to subvert our allies and the NATO Alliance.

•I will not “work together” to slash funds for public education.

•I will not “work together” to take essential public serves from people
who are poor.

•I will not “work together” to remove sensible guns control.

•I will not “work together” to drop the minimum wage.

•I will not “work together” to destroy the Unions.

•I will not “work together” to suppress and deny scientific fact.

•I will not “work together” to criminalize abortion or restrict health care
for women.

•I will not “work together” to increase the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

•I will not “work together” to put even more “big money” into politics.

•I will not “work together” to violate the Geneva Convention.

•I will not “work together” to normalize the vile and uninformed
views of the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party and white supremacists.

•I will not “work together” to deny health care to people who need it.

•I will not “work together” to weaken food and drug safety.

•I will not “work together” to increase voter suppression.

•I will not “work together” to normalize tyranny.

• I will not “work together” to cut ethical oversight at any level of government.

•I will not “work together”  impose a pipeline for the transport oil on
Sacred Ground for Native Americans.

•I will not “work together” together to promote the lie that American
Democracy is as corrupt as a Russian Oligarchy.

This is our line and we draw it because  words like “winning,” “being great again,” “rich” or even “beautiful” are meaningless when we scapegoat our fellow citizens and degrade our most cherished Democratic values and Institutions.

Signed:

Sonja Boehm
John Yeh
David Sherr
Patricia Rollins Trosclair
Andrea Dora Zysk
George Georgakis
John Christopher
John Bowles
Patrick St.Louis
Carla Patrick
Darnell Bender
Vickie Davis
JMichael Carter
Janice Frazier-Scott
Rev. ELaura James Reid
Jeanette Bouknight
Rev. Dollie Howell Pankey
Gerald Butler
Carolyn McDougle
Vaughn Chatman
Adrienne Brown
Gary Trousdale
Steven E Gordon
Isis Nocturne
Debi Murray
Maureen O. Betita
Mona Enderli
Fernie James Tamblin
Myrna Dodgion
Alan Locklear
Tom Wilmore
Jackie Evans
Donna Endres
Lora Fountain
Roberta Gregory
Heather A Mayhew
Stevo Wehr
Nathan Stivers
Jen RaLee
Joan Holden
Leigh Lutz
Deborah Kirkpatrick
Linda Levy
Tom Rue
Nancy Hoffmann-Allison
Beejay McCabe
Michael James Myers
Edward T. Spire
Rupert Chapman
Dawn R. Dunbar
Robin Wilson
Monique Boutot
Laura Brown
Susan Aptaker
Steve Katz
Bonnie Wolk
Risa Guttman-Kornwitz
Angela Gora
Butch Norman
Sharon Tolman
Sue Zislis
Maurice Hirsch
Satch Dobrey
Jim Krapf
Don Starwalt
Deb Johansen
Daniel Anderson
Diane Kenney
Rebecca Koop
Nancy Shuert
Bill Pryor
Patrick Lamb
Bob Travaglione
Margaret Ragan
Martha Peters
Steve Wilson
Lauren Sullivan
Scott Bevan
Roger Saunden
Mary V. Buck
Murray Miller
Timothy Hillman
Todd Christensen
Kristi Frankenheimer
Briana Burke
John Feinstein
T. Theresa Scarano
Casey Morgan
Finn Kappe
Drew Pedrick
Michael Foley
Debra Bean
Susan Richardson
Ellen Glatstein
Gary Preston
Jaimes McNeal
Alison Rico
Kellie Landaker
Veronica Hope.
Julia Schloss.
Janet Reynolds
Glenda Dianne Walker
Suzanne Holm
Carol A. Ray
Lura Albee
Beverly Rupp Natale
Richard A. Lambert
Paul J. Michael
Anthony Luna
Anthony Shacar
Rebecca Rougeau
Rachael Ferris
Thomas Curl
Gary Katz
Gary Sherne
Ann Katzburg
Laurie Grove Miller
Jim Swan
Catherine A Forester
Cheri Patterson
Russ Patterson
Eric Hetrick
Scott Owens
Kevin Dorn
Sara Stone
LaShea Fields
Toni Morgan
Bryan Gordon
Jack Hadley
Mark Alexander Smith
Scott Hurd
Joy Faust McDougall
Jennifer Faust
Nancy Ackerly Barton
Terence H. Winkless
Paul Schrader
Peter Manso
David Leland
Robin Birdfeather
Jenny Anne Horst-Martz
Myra Rubinstein
Jennifer J. White
Judy Dawkins Hitchens Bratt
Linda Somodi
Christine Cangiano
Dave Snyder
Sara Colburn-Alsop
Melissa Gamble
Sylvia Tamashiro
Alison Aske
Marcia Brenner
Viki Gonia
Karen Kleis
Rob Goldstein

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