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Daily Archives: October 13th, 2016


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated during a campaign rally a false story claiming that Hillary Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal privately admitted in hacked emails that Clinton was to blame for the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
“This just came out a little while ago…” Trump said, reading off a quote he said came from Blumenthal: “‘Clinton was in charge of the State Department, and it failed to protect U.S. personnel at an American consulate in Libya. If the GOP wants to raise that as a talking point against her, it is legitimate.’ He’s now admitting they could have done something about Benghazi.”
The only problem: Blumenthal didn’t actually say any of that. In the email in question, Blumenthal was sharing a piece by Newsweek columnist Kurt Eichenwald in which Eichenwald made that argument.
In his piece pointing about Trump’s mistake, Eichenwald notes that Trump’s tale originated from Russian propaganda outlet Sputnik. “This false story was only reported by the Russian controlled agency (a reference appeared in a Turkish publication, but it was nothing but a link to the Sputnik article). So how did Donald Trump end up advancing the same falsehood put out by Putin’s mouthpiece?” he wondered.

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Apparently the aspirant to The Presidency is getting his information from  Russian propaganda sources and those sources  are incorrect in their information. What could we expect if Trump is President? Whitehouse orgies with President Putin? MA

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The definitions below should be looked at closely and remembered when the so called representatives of the “American People” come to call (usually election time). Taken in context we are not the power behind the throne so to speak. We tend to blame the President for everything because our local electeds tell us to. If we are the power then we need to become n  more informed about the process of governing including the tax system beyond the annual  April “tithing”. Without taxes the country, state and local governments cannot function. How those funds are spent is the bigger issue. First look at what we pay our electeds- These are the people who enacted a law securing their pay with cost of living increases. Their health benefits are better than most. The cost to keep them in Washington or the state capitol is paid by our taxes. Now before picking up the pitchfork, understand that in a unified front voters can change all of that. First step is vote them out or give them a good scare but if we voters do not step up these electeds will continue the practice of putting us in the barrel. Pay particular attention to the last synonym.

re·pub·lic
/rəˈpəblik/
noun
noun: republic; plural noun: republics
a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

de·moc·ra·cy
/dəˈmäkrəsē
noun
noun: democracy
a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
“capitalism and democracy are ascendant in the third world”

synonyms: representative government, elective government; More
self-government, government by the people;
republic, commonwealth
antonyms: dictatorship
“a multiparty democracy”

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Congressional seat fillers who are considered leaders are no more than the “Washington establishment”. So  who are the real leaders? The large donors!. These  representatives continue to do nothing after the election. They have some how decided that the American people they so boldly cite regularly without permission or support are backing their actions or lack of. It is unfortunate that too many of us (voters) fail to understand that we have allowed these seat fillers to continue in office based on what they said they have done or what they say they will do. The idea that what they have or have not done is not always public is more unsettling since many times the very items they support are only supported because of add ons that favor their positions. These add ons are what is commonly known as pork or ear marks. as voters we accept these add ons whether they benefit us or not since most of the time we are not aware of them. The elections we experience that are so expensive and unproductive (as I see it) are no more than a beauty contest with some of the same vapid styled statements. Each rally, town hall or speech is designed to the audience of the area. People flock to these events to hear what they want to hear rather than what needs to be said (not Trump style). Considering that many American voters do not or will not read  what is happening in the government (Local, State or Federal), the Elected officials do what they must to stay in office and make friends for later. This type of kinship benefits them more than us. Each visit to their home State or area of representation is no more than a perfunctory act to be seen for future recognition(election time). With a serious look at politics one can easily determine that save a few,  the “electeds” condescension is a slap in the face of the voters.

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