Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hillary, Democrats, and the Truth Captured in Memes


Dave Dubya said...

And yet the Republicans chose the narcissistic liar and con man she can beat.


New Trump motto: "Make Russia Great Again".

T. Paine said...

Sadly, I must agree with you Dave. Who better to beat a narcissistic liar and con man than a narcissistic liar con-woman?

As for Russia, Hillary is a damned fool to go down that course after making deals as Secretary of State while "seemingly unconnected" donations flow into the Clinton Foundation that allowed Russia to gain a greater share of the U.S. uranium reserves.


She belongs in prison and Trump belongs back on reality TV airing right after Snooki does.

Dave Dubya said...

We agree that our candidates for this election reflect a sad state of our nation. It is the duel between dynasty elites. Differences are present. One of them accepts science, while the other rants about a “Chinese climate change hoax”.

One was born rich and is revered for being rich. One has way more qualifications in public service and better grounding in reality, but other issues are present.

If Hillary was guilty of 20 years’ worth of Republican fabrications, fake scandals, and smearing she would indeed be evil as Trump. You seem to ignore my fact based reasons to not trust her. She is, and has been a neocon and neoliberal, like many Republicans. Both paths have led to endless wars, corruption, and economic inequality.

I know this won’t fit on one of your memes, but the facts show no proof of your accusation. Not that proof and facts ever matter to the far Right propaganda hate machine. They never question their reckless assumptions and accusations about opponents. Take it from a “Commie”. ;-)

I wonder if you haven’t researched half the claims you regurgitated. Hillary has her flaws, but she hasn’t started a war based on falsehoods, disbanded the Iraqi Army whose members formed ISIS, ordered torture like Bush, nor advocated even more brutal methods like Comrade Benedict Donald.

Believe it or not, some of us see those actions as a greater evil and greater incompetence than the fill-in-the-unproven-far-Right-accusation-against-Hillary. Sorry she broke no law, and certainly didn’t cause the Benghazi attack. (Ambassador Stevens’ mother has pleaded with Trump to stop politicizing her son’s death. Fat chance.)

I know corporate media fact checkers hold no sway over Republican propaganda and Right Wing media, but facts are facts. The Pentagon accepts climate change as fact, but the Right is more loyal to their beloved oil companies and their PR shills. We went through this with smoking and cancer too. Same damn thing.

Donald Trump inaccurately suggests Clinton got paid to approve Russia uranium deal

We wanted to vet this charge of Clinton engaging in pay-to-play politics.
Trump’s claim is a reductive version of his source material’s findings and runs into several problems.
First, the State Department did approve of Russia’s gradual takeover of a company with significant U.S. uranium assets, but it didn’t act unilaterally. State was one of nine government agencies, not to mention independent federal and state nuclear regulators, that had to sign off on the deal.
Second, while nine people related to the company did donate to the Clinton Foundation, it’s unclear whether they were still involved in the company by the time of the Russian deal and stood to benefit from it.
Third, most of their Clinton Foundation donations occurred before and during Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid, before she could have known she would become secretary of state.
The bottom line: While the connections between the Clinton Foundation and the Russian deal may appear fishy, there’s simply no proof of any quid pro quo.

While liberals have their delusions, I must say the Right has mastered the propaganda of a “Bubble Cult” mentality.

Trump crowed, "I've always felt fine about Putin. He's a strong leader. He's a powerful leader."

In the November 10 GOP debate, Trump said: “I got to know him very well because we were both on ‘60 Minutes,’ we were stablemates, and we did very well that night.”

And now:

“I never met Putin. I don’t know who Putin is,” Trump said at a Florida news conference.


They have gone totally Orwellian with “double-think”, holding two contradictory statements as true.

You won’t hear that on Breitbart or FOX. Not even CNN has stated the obvious.

That is how a nation dies.

Miles Fraser said...

You fell right into the trap of the make-believe drama that the elections in the US are real. You and 300 million others in the US. The propaganda works extremely well. None of this is going to change as long as people don't look behind the curtain. Research Tavistock.

T. Paine said...

While I tend to share your disillusionment with our elections, Miles, I am not willing to believe that it is a complete sham quite yet. That said, I will look into Tavistock. Thanks.