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A Question For All - After Trump Falls, What Do We Do Next?


      Right now the focus un-seating Pretender Trump is absolutely required, but I admit to having some concern that there must be some preparation to determine what actions need to be taken after Humpty-Trumpy cannot - nor will not - be put back together again.

      There will be those who decry the downfall of the Pretender, for there are those who still think Nixon was innocent (he still had a 24% approval rating when he resigned), and we may never be able to change their minds.

      But we still have to function as a society. One giant party just does not work.

      On another thread I was discussing the idea about "We, the People" and was told that it sounded as if I was not including a whole section of the population - specifically Sanders supporters. Others have said that the phrase sounded like I was excluding White Nationalists, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, Women, Catholics (seriously), Christians, Muslims, Jews, the Elderly and anyone else who feels disaffected.

      It often appears that everyone is left behind in one manner or another, at one time or another, and I have yet to meet anyone who has not been offended by something that truly was an innocent comment or action - myself included - during a heated discussion. After all, my personal issues and concerns are always in the forefront of my thought process.

      During the last election cycle fifty-seven different political parties ran candidates in the USA. That is an awful lot of differing opinions among large groups of people, and arguably a GOP splinter group acquired the Oval Office by convincing the bulk of the Republican Party that they were actually representing them as opposed to the Oligarchy that the victors are not so secretly owned by.

      What needs to happen regardless of the timeline that removes the Mercer Owned, Russian Rented, President Bannon operated Fake Trump Presidency by the vast majority of the citizenry from all sides is the preparation required to acquire the next common ground - that of a wonderfully diverse people with occasionally dramatically different ideological agendas running the country well -

      as opposed to into the turf.

      GS Jade Barrett - #SANE60 Chairman

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      Congressional Black Caucus Response To Trump: 'We Have A Lot To Lose'


          Congressional Black Caucus' blunt response to Trump: 'We have a lot to lose'

          "African Americans have a great deal to lose under the Trump Administration and we have lost a lot already in a little more than the first 50 days"

          The Congressional Black Caucus stands up for jobs, small businesses, black press and equality for African Americans. They are doing just that in their meeting with Trump yesterday.

          Mar 22nd 2017 6:54PM

          President Donald Trump often appealed to black voters during the campaign by asking "What do you have to lose?"

          On Wednesday, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) tried to answer that question when they visited the White House to meet with Trump.

          Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond led a handful of members, all Democrats, to the meeting. They came armed with an answer to Trump's campaign trail line -- a 130-page book bluntly titled "We Have a Lot to Lose."

          The publication, backed by all members of the CBC, detailed some of the key issues impacting the black community, including economic justice, criminal justice, education, health care and voting rights.

          "African Americans have a great deal to lose under the Trump Administration and we have lost a lot already in a little more than the first 50 days," the report reads.

          The 130 pages include a slew of policy proposals and legislation, much of which at odds with what Trump has backed But Richmond told reporters after the meeting that it went well.

          "There were many areas where we disagreed with the policy solutions, but it was a meeting where both sides listened and where we were candid about disagreements," Richmond said.

          "Every American child has a right to grow up in a safe community, to attend great schools, to graduate with access to high-paying jobs."


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              Nunes apologizes to House Intel Committee for meeting with Trump, public statement

              (a day late and a dollar short! )


              Mar 23rd 2017 11:28AM

              House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has reportedly apologized to committee members, one day after he went to the president and press, saying the Trump transition team may have been surveilled during former President Barack Obama's administration.

              According to CNN, Rep. Jackie Speier says Chairman Nunes apologized after their Thursday morning meeting, promising without a shared timeline to loop committee members in on the information to which he is privy.


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              Look Who Is Going Down Fast!


                  A president who lies to his people, who calls the media's reports "fake news" when he doesn't like what they say, and who wants to cut necessary social programs like 'Meals on Wheels' which keeps seniors fed is, in my opinion, a terrible president. I was skeptical of him from the beginning, but now, it's confirmed that he is incompetent, completely. It seems I am not alone in my distain for him or his policies, and now, his supporters will begin to turn on him as he aims his cuts at their mere survival while boosting the lifestyle of the affluent and powerful.

                  Trump's approval rating craters in poll — and his base is the culprit

                  President Donald Trump. Getty Images

                  President Donald Trump's approval rating has fallen to 37% — a new low, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday.

                  The poll found the president to be losing crucial support among Republicans, men, and white voters.

                  The survey of 1,056 voters from across the US found that Trump's approval among Republican voters dropped to 81%, from 91% of those surveyed in a similar Quinnipiac poll two weeks ago. His disapproval rating among that group jumped to 14% from 5%.

                  The poll showed those in Trump's most supportive demographics — male and white voters — to be increasingly unhappy with his performance. Forty-three percent of men approved of Trump — down from 49% in the most recent poll, while 44% of white voters approved, also down from 49%.

                  "Most alarming for President Donald Trump, the demographic underpinnings of his support, Republicans, white voters, especially men and those without a college degree, are starting to have doubts," the assistant director of the poll, Tim Malloy, said in a statement.

                  A large majority of those polled — 70% — did not believe Trump's unsubstantiated claims from Twitter that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones before the 2016 election. The administration has continued to stand by the accusation, even after FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Monday that the FBI had "no information" to support it.

                  Seventy-three percent of voters said Trump and his administration made statements without supporting evidence "very often" or "somewhat often."

                  Voters also showed increasing doubt in Trump's honesty and leadership. Sixty percent of respondents thought Trump was dishonest, compared with 55% in the March 7 poll, and 57% thought he didn't care about average Americans.

                  Trump has denounced low approval ratings as "fake news" and dismissed polls in January that showed he would be the lowest-rated incoming president in modern history. The Real Clear Politics average of 11 major polls puts Trump's approval rating at 42.8% and his disapproval rating at 51.3%.

                  The Quinnipiac survey released Wednesday had a margin of error of plus or minus 3%.

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                  Lawmaker Calls For Shutdown Of Trump Agenda Over Possible Collusion


                      Lawmaker calls for complete shutdown of Trump agenda over possible collusion with Russia

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                      Mar 23rd 2017 12:40PM

                      Congressman Ted Lieu called for a "total and complete shutdown" of any of President Donald Trump's agenda in response to reports that Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians during the campaign.

                      The California Democrat issued a fiery statement on Thursday in response to the allegations, arguing that Trump's presidency may be illegitimate and that his policies cannot be pursued until after an independent investigation assesses the claims.

                      "Congress cannot continue regular order and must stop voting on any Trump-backed agenda item until the FBI completes its Trump-Russia collusion investigation," Lieu said in the statement.

                      The demand comes in response to a report that emerged Wednesday night on CNN claiming the FBI has evidence to suggest Trump associates "may have coordinated" with Russians to impact the 2016 presidential election by releasing damaging information about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

                      On Wednesday, the top ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said in an interview that the evidence against Trump's team was more than circumstantial in nature.

                      Read complete article at: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/23/lawmak...

                      see also: http://www.craynews.com/lawmaker-calls-for-complet...

                      THIS IS THE FRONT PAGE I WANT TO SEE

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                      To My Fellow TI-ADD Sufferers--


                          I've come up with an official (or it would be if I had an office) designation for what I and many, many friends are suffering from these days: we careen around emotionally, unable to focus on global warming because of stress about the possibility of nuclear war with North Korea or the loss of healthcare insurance for millions of our fellow Americans, etc., etc. We have a severe case of TI-ADD--Trump-induced attention deficit disorder.

                          Charles Blow, in today's NYTimes, crisply outlines a core problem directly related to our stress: the Big Lie that underlies the Trump administration and our fears of how much it imperils almost everything we care about. Well worth your time to read:


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                          Even Nunes Was Clueless!


                              Why are people are acting so shocked by what Devin Nunes did yesterday? He showed his allegiance early on when he , and Senate IC Chairman Burr, made the phone calls to the press at the request of the White House to "knock down the story" about the investigations and to say "no evidence" of Trump/ Russia collusion. They did it even though the investigation had just started and they couldn't have known the outcome. This was a clear indication of bias, so why were they allowed to stay on? Why was the WH allowed to interfere in the investigation then and again yesterday?


                              So many things about yesterday has left many scratching their heads. Like: why did Nunes do what he did. What did he really know, what did he have to gain from doing it, what was true, and what was the WH/ Trump role in it? If you watch the attached video you'll see that Nunes doesn't even really seem to know what was happening, but I drew some conclusions and I'm interested to hear what others will conclude after watching the video...

                              During the FBI/NSA hearing the other day that the GOP wanted to make "leaks" and "unmasking" the story and talking points that people were focused on. Anything to avoid talking about the reason they were really there... Trump/ Russia collusion . It's my belief that the WH liked the GOP playbook and decided to run with the leak/unmasking story and Nunes was their guy to sell it, so they summon him to the WH to talk in person cuz you can't put this stuff on record. Nunes holds the first presser because he has to explain why he's going to see the POTUS. Not having any information beyond the talking points he gets caught saying multiple different and in conflicting statements. At the WH he meets with Trump who briefs Nunes on what he want him to say and on what his "proof" will be ( like the phone calls) Mind you Trump promised that the evidence "will be revealed soon" to "vindicate" him. After that meeting Nunes then holds another presser on the steps of the WH where the cameras are waiting for him. In that one he admits he doesn't even have the information/documents, and that is his excuse for why he hasn't shared it with the committee. WHAT? Then how did he see it? How did he get the information that so outraged him that he had to run to the WH and share it with the POTUS? It makes no sense at all. I think a little birdie named "Trump" dropped all of this in his lap. Trump is known for leaking and manipulating and I think he used Nunes as his tool. Why would Nunes go along though? Did Trump promise him something in exchange for tanking his career? Does he have something on Nunes? Was Nunes involved in the Russia collusion? Why does Nunes continue to be his go to guy?
                              What the heck is going on? What do you think after watching this video?

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                              Trump Stands By Controversial Statements


                                  Trump: 'I can’t be doing so badly,

                                  because I’m president and you’re not'

                                  “I’m a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right,” President Donald Trump says. | Getty




                                  In a wide-ranging interview with Time Magazine, President Donald Trump defended his prior controversial statements on wiretapping, voter fraud and an array of other issues, claiming that he has ultimately been proven right time and time again.

                                  “I’m a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right,” Trump told Time’s Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer in an interview conducted Wednesday and published Thursday morning. “I tend to be right. I’m an instinctual person, I happen to be a person that knows how life works.”

                                  To support his claim, Trump pointed to his prediction that Britain would vote to leave the European Union, his insistence that NATO member states meet their defense spending obligations when “nobody knew that they weren’t paying” and his shocking victory in the presidential election itself as proof that he is often proven right.

                                  But Trump also pointed to more dubious examples, including his mysterious reference during a February rally to some unspecified event that happened “last night in Sweden” when nothing had happened in the Scandinavian country the night before. The White House later sought to clarify that Trump had been speaking generally about rising crime in Sweden, not a specific event, but in his Time interview, Trump said he had been vindicated by riots that broke out in the Swedish capital two days after his “last night” remark.

                                  The president’s interview took place Wednesday shortly after House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) made his announcement that he had obtained information that members of Trump’s transition team had been under inadvertent government surveillance after last year’s presidential election. Trump seized on those remarks, telling his interviewer “that means I’m right” about his claim that former President Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower.

                                  But Nunes himself said his new information did not corroborate Trump’s allegation and the president seemingly bristled when the Time interviewer pointed out that the House Intelligence Committee chairman’s description of incidental collection would mean that it was not transition team members who had been under surveillance.

                                  “Who know what it is?” Trump said.

                                  The president also stuck to his guns on his claim that millions of people voted illegally in last year’s elections, ballots that he has said cost him the popular vote. Neither Trump nor any other White House official has offered proof for the allegation, which he has stated previously not as a theory but as a fact.

                                  “Well I think I will be proved right about that too,” Trump said when asked about his claims of illegal voting, promising that form a commission on the “very serious problem.” “Well now if you take a look at the votes, when I say that, I mean mostly they register wrong, in other words, for the votes, they register incorrectly, and/or illegally. And they then vote. You have tremendous numbers of people.”

                                  Trump was unapologetic about one of his most outlandish claims, made during the GOP primary, that Sen. Ted Cruz’s father had been somehow involved in the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy. He was similarly unwilling to back away from claims made by the White House citing Fox News contributor Andrew Napolitano, who has been pulled off the air by the conservative network following his allegation that the British government surveilled Trump Tower at Obama’s behest.

                                  Trump told Time he had only been “quoting highly respected people from highly respected television networks.”

                                  “That’s the story,” Trump said as the interview ended. “Hey look, in the meantime, I guess, I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not. You know.”

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                                  As The World Churns


                                      No, that wasn't another earthquake, it was just the collective sounds of stomachs turning over in their bellies again, the crow that is trying to be digested is wide awake.

                                      Yeah we can see it, we can see the trail of a treasonous slug as it passes over the sidewalk of history. We have even tried to bring this to a bigger light sooner, but we were thwarted with slug bait that did not work, it even gave the slug some kind of super Teflon power against the normal poisons. Funny I should bring up poisons huh?

                                      So now the real route has been noted, it has been documented as coming from the frozen parking strip of autocracy. It would make sense that they would be making these super slugs, they have been doing it for years. While we have a four and eight year thought process that is really more like last week, the frozen green hairs of the parking strip wait for twenty and even fifty years to unleash the real insidious ones, the ones with the extra slime and the beady eyes on top if their pointed and quaffed heads.

                                      So today they will vote on a broken health care "plan" that has conservatives and liberals alike railing. The Koch's are going to cut off donations in the millions if these folks don't vote for a broken plan, one that really benefits nobody except the few, the proud, the wealthy. So we have a government for sale in broad daylight, no gaslighting at least, just pure bribery. Yeah, representing the little guys once again and trying to look like they are really trying to do some work, anything new about this? I didn't think so...

                                      We have Nunes, the guy that is supposed to be an investigator blatantly breaking the law in front of millions and we still act like that slug bait is working? Where are the laws that this nation is supposed to be founded upon? Have we now gotten to the point where we are not about laws, but of powerful men and women and their money only? I think so, so how are those local laws going to be affected by this precedent coming from the very top?

                                      It is clear to too many Americans and well duh... the rest of the world that this President has already invalidated not only his presidency, but our sovereign security and that of other countries as well. That trust cannot and will not be replaced by any acts at this point now, but the truth would help ease the pain that so many people the world over are feeling. What the hell is he doing looking into our nuclear systems in his first 100 days? Why did he ask for tanks at his inauguration? Is this the making of the next Kim Jung Un, our version of Don Da Deuce?

                                      There have been so many people co-opted and working for the Kremlin, no wonder he didn't have to spend money on his campaign, other people as always will pay for his entertainment, his Three Stooges would be better entertainment. The importance here is that we are caught up in a world power play of minds and computing, one that is taking our naivete of the populous aspects of these somewhat new additions to our everyday lives and using them against us. There is plenty of that in the human history cycle, going against your own self interests in the name of some kind of other interest. In this case it is world building, and the only way you have the ability to do that is mess with the guys in first place.

                                      We have our very own SOS selling oil for his companies to heads of state in a pay to play relationship that will come out eventually. We have business interests doing business with other countries, not work for the people of the USA, just business that helps business, which in their minds is good for the good old USA. That is the problem, the old USA is the one that was yesterday, and the one that is being chiseled and whittled down to that standard is much more than the "artists" know how to deal with. The world is churning, and retching and pissed off as much as scared. The security we need to see, we need to feel right now is not from a strong military, it is not from closing off our borders or shutting people out. It is not from some grand plan of solidarity of races and religions. The security that we feel we need is the kind that protects us from this kind of terrorism that arises not from afar but right here in our own capitol. The security and the needs of the people are for the laws to do their job, to protect and to serve US dammit!

                                      This is no longer an entertainment spectacle, this is no longer the tangerine zest of a megalomaniac. It is a much much greater call for us to be aware that there are bad guys out there and they do want to get us. Just don't assume they are of color, or nationality any different from you and I. Cheers! antacids all around.

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