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DemocratSinceBirth's Journal
DemocratSinceBirth's Journal
January 13, 2017

We are coming apart

We are literally or damn near literally coming apart.

Please scroll down to the "Views of Unity and Disunity Among Americans" graph:


We have went from 74% of Americans of believing the country was united in 2001 to 77% of Americans believing the country is disunited in 2016.

That is astounding.

January 12, 2017

Why Donald Trump Wants You to Ignore Russia and Worry About China

His emerging foreign policy would divide the planet along racial lines.

At Wednesday’s press conference at Trump Tower in New York, his first since winning the election, Donald Trump was grilled by reporters about allegations that Russia meddled in the election to help him defeat Hillary Clinton. The president-elect’s response?

Time and again, when the press asked him about Russia, Trump responded by deflecting attention to China:

As far as hacking, I think it was Russia. But I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people. And I—I can say that you know when—when we lost 22 million names and everything else that was hacked recently, they didn’t make a big deal out of that. That was something that was extraordinary. That was probably China...

Within 90 days, we will be coming up with a major report on hacking defense, how do we stop this new phenomena—fairly new phenomena because the United States is hacked by everybody. That includes Russia and China and everybody—everybody. OK...

January 12, 2017

Greta Van Susteren is awful. Did anybody just see her?

Said the Comey meddling didn't affect the results.

January 12, 2017

James Comey, if you have even a scintilla of dignity you would resign.

The rash of stories on Donald Trump and Russia published Tuesday leave many questions unanswered. The allegations, as sensational as some are and as damning as others are, are just that: allegations. Intelligence agencies (not to mention countless news outlets) have sought to verify them for months now, with little or no success. Though it might be nice to imagine Trump’s presidency collapsing before it’s even begun, the fact remains that we know little more now than we did last week about Trump’s ties to Russia and whether Vladimir Putin’s government has compromising information on the president-elect. There is one thing we do know, though: FBI Director James Comey’s intervention in the election last October — controversial at the time — looks completely indefensible now.


A few hours before the explosive CNN and BuzzFeed reports landed on Tuesday, Comey was at a Senate intelligence committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked the director whether the FBI has “investigated these reported relationships [between the Trump campaign and Russia]?” Comey replied, “I would never comment on investigations … in an open forum like this.” When Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) pressed Comey on the same question later in the hearing, he repeated that “especially in a public forum, we never confirm or deny a pending investigation.” (King dryly replied, “The irony of your making that statement here, I cannot avoid.”)


But Comey’s behavior remains inexcusable. It is a shocking and disturbing double standard: staying silent on allegations against one candidate despite reams of new information, while reviving allegations against another candidate despite absolutely no new information. Doing so two weeks before Election Day compounds the terrible error. It is unlikely that a Trump administration will punish Comey for this mistake. History, however, will not judge him so kindly.

January 12, 2017

Comey and Putin really screwed us. How thick is the irony?

They deserve to be linked together forever in history.

January 12, 2017


January 12, 2017

The Dow is down nearly 200 points.

Maybe the reality of Drumpfian Economics is sinking in.

An economic downturn might wake up some of the Deplorables. On the other hand Drumpf might start a war like his buddy Putin did to distract them.

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