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Vetting Herr Trump!! ...should be easy! (GD 16)

The complete guide to how Trump can make himself the first American dictator
http://qz.com/630672/here-is-the-playbook-for-how-trump-can-make-himself-the-first-american-dictator/

"If Trump is elected president, will constitutional law and American political institutions protect us from a would-be dictator? Europeans worry about the emergence of Caesarism in the United States, just as the founders did when they invented the presidency. Authoritarianism is making gains around the world; why not here? Of course, Trump may not want to be a dictator. He has repeatedly stated his desire to make “deals,” implying a willingness to cooperate with Congress. But there is no reason to believe anything he says; many of his actions and statements are those of someone with a dictatorial mentality if nothing else, and his popular support derives from his authoritarian image: he appeals to people who yearn for a strongman to protect them. So the question is worth asking. What is the answer?..... more...."



21 Questions For Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston
http://www.nationalmemo.com/21-questions-for-donald-trump/

"I have covered Donald Trump off and on for 27 years — including breaking the story that in 1990, when he claimed to be worth $3 billion but could not pay interest on loans coming due, his bankers put his net worth at minus $295 million. And so I have closely watched what Trump does and what government documents reveal about his conduct.
Reporters, competing Republican candidates, and voters would learn a lot about Trump if they asked for complete answers to these 21 questions. more...

10. A federal judge later found you conspired to cheat both the Polish workers, who were paid less than $5 an hour cash with no benefits, and the union health and welfare fund. You testified that you did not notice the Polish workers, whom the judge noted were easy to spot because they were the only ones on the work site without hard hats."



7 Takeaways from Vanity Fair’s 1990 Profile of Donald Trump
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/08/donald-trump-marie-brenner-ivana-divorce

"Twenty-five years ago, this magazine’s Marie Brenner spent some time with Trump for an investigation into the dissolution of his marriage to Ivana Trump. In retrospect, the story has all the trappings of a perfect Trump piece: discord between reality and Trump’s claims about it, accusations of disloyalty, and triumphant highs amid a string of batted-away lows. Here are seven takeaways that still matter.

1. Trump’s views on women are repugnant. Here’s how Donald explained the tabloid fascination with Ivana: “When a man leaves a woman, especially when it was perceived that he has left for a piece of ass—a good one!—there are 50 percent of the population who will love the woman who was left.”


I think we can say we are past thinking that he respects women!

It is close to a fact, ain't it?

“You brag abt many affairs w/ married women,” the senator tweeted on Jan. 24, addressing Trump. “Have you repented? To harmed children & spouses? Do you think it matters?”
In The Art of the Deal, Trump boasted about bedding other men’s wives.
“If I told the real stories of my experiences with women, often seemingly very happily married and important women, this book would be a guaranteed best-seller,” he wrote.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/27/christians-cringe-at-donald-trump-s-sexy-past.html


I am no christian or religious but the thought of a man bragging that he gets other men wives is kinda icky in my book.

New Ad: Trump got ahead by cheating working people like Andrew Tesoro. (HRC GP)

Hillary Clinton ‏@HillaryClinton Jul 7
Trump got ahead by cheating working people like Andrew Tesoro. Now he wants to do the same thing to our country.
https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/751092479013695488

New Ad: Trump got ahead by cheating working people like Andrew Tesoro. (GD 16)

Hillary Clinton ‏@HillaryClinton Jul 7
Trump got ahead by cheating working people like Andrew Tesoro. Now he wants to do the same thing to our country.
https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/751092479013695488

Those times when Clinton's accusers—Chaffetz and Gowdy—had a few classified slips of their own

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I prefer to leak things while the cameras are rolling.

As GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz—who called for Thursday's "emergency" interrogation of FBI director James Comey—led an inquiry into whether Sec. Hillary Clinton had mishandled internal emails, the CIA was probably holding its breath that he wouldn't accidentally publicize any more classified information on live television.

Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, has had several brushes of his own with disclosing classified information. In July of 2011, the Washington Post reported accusations that his Transportation panel “illegally” leaked "sensitive security information" from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to the media.

The following year, Chaffetz bypassed leaks altogether and just blabbed the classified stuff on live television, reported Dana Milbank.


Read More:http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/7/7/1546032/-Those-times-when-Clinton-s-accusers-Chaffetz-and-Gowdy-had-a-few-classified-slips-of-their-own

Ginsburg added, smiling. "It's likely that the next president, whoever she will be, will have a few

Ginsburg added, smiling. "It's likely that the next president, whoever she will be, will have a few appointments to make."


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http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/ruth-bader-ginsburg-imagines-trump-presidency

Ruth Bader Ginsburg imagines a Trump presidency
By Steve Benen 07/08/16 04:25PM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who turned 83 in March, is already the oldest sitting justice on the high court, which naturally raises interest in her possible retirement plans. With this in mind, her comments to the Associated Press today were that much more notable.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she doesn't want to think about the possibility of Donald Trump winning the White House, and she predicts the next president -- "whoever she will be" -- will have a few appointments to make to the Supreme Court.

In an interview Thursday in her court office, the 83-year-old justice and leader of the court's liberal wing said she presumes Democrat Hillary Clinton will be the next president. Asked what if Republican Donald Trump won instead, she said, "I don't want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs."
Ginsburg added, smiling. "It's likely that the next president, whoever she will be, will have a few appointments to make."

Well, yes, it's quite likely, indeed. There's already one vacancy pending, and as we recently discussed, by Inauguration Day 2017, two justices -- Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy -- will be over the age of 80, well above the average retirement age for a justice (78.7). What's more, Justice Stephen Breyer will be 78.2 years old on the next Inauguration Day, which means he'll reach the average retirement age during the next president's first year.

What's particularly interesting about all of this, however, is the way in which Ginsburg approaches this issue: the celebrated jurist seems to realize she's taking an enormous gamble with "everything" on the line.
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Ryan’s clown act: He is a right-wing raver, not the honorable statesman he pretends to be (HRC GP)

Ryan's response to Clinton's email flap and the gun sit-in reminds us he is far from a sober-minded politician

House Speaker Paul Ryan has spent the better part of a year playing the part of the honorable statesman, the Republican who supposedly conducts himself with grace and dignity despite the fact that his party is swiftly being taken over by a pack of rabid hyenas.

This pose landed Ryan the position of Speaker of the House in October when John Boehner was pushed out, albeit quite willingly, by the yipping animals who took offense at Boehner’s unwillingness to do stupid stuff to appease the base, like shut down the government for funsies. And it’s been serving Ryan well now that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee and the press looks, with longing eyes, to Ryan to be the lodestar of seriousness in politics. Nothing wipes out the memory of those goofy workout photos quite so much as having to look at the orange man in the weird toupee pursing his lips at the camera all the time.

But this week should be a stern reminder that Ryan is not the sober-minded legislator he likes to play on TV, but just another bad faith operator who is more interested in pandering to a right-wing base than he is in running an effective government.


Author goes on to explain the following 2 exhibits in link:

Exhibit #1: Pretending that there’s some real scandal to be eked out of this Hillary Clinton email story.

Exhibit #2: Paul Ryan flirts with punishing House Democrats that staged a sit-in demanding votes on gun control.


http://www.salon.com/2016/07/08/ryans_clown_show_he_is_a_right_wing_raver_not_the_honorable_statesman_he_pretends_to_be/

Sanders' Influence Ahead of Clinton Endorsement- Bloomberg Politics (HRC GP)

Examination of his Influence, continues in link.


Looking back now, it’s clear that Bernie Sanders reached the apex of his political power in the weeks leading up to the June 7 California primary. His improbable rise had galvanized millions. He’d put a scare into Hillary Clinton. Although he had no plausible shot by that point of winning the Democratic nomination, he looked capable of carrying California, which would have inflicted real damage on his rival. Clinton understood this and signaled she was ready to bargain for his endorsement. He never placed the call.

Sanders lost California, and he lost the nomination. And with each day that he withholds his endorsement, he loses a little more of the political capital he gained during the primaries. Sanders undoubtedly shifted the balance of power in the Democratic Party and exposed its generational future. But his personal involvement in these changes is quickly fading.
History is full of examples of candidates who ran thrilling primary races, came up short, and then translated that excitement into tangible gains: a key cabinet post (Clinton), a future candidacy (Ronald Reagan, Gary Hart), or influence in the next administration through personnel appointments or policy commitments.

Sanders could have ranked among them. But, for reasons rooted in his personality and aloof political style, it looks like he won’t. He’s trapped by an inability, baffling even to some of his supporters, to end his campaign on advantageous terms. For weeks he’s swerved like a loose fire hose between gruff suggestions of support for Clinton—saying he’ll do all he can to stop Donald Trump—and threats to keep fighting her straight through the convention, possibly expecting she’d be indicted for maintaining a private e-mail server as secretary of state. (On July 6, the day after the FBI said it wouldn’t recommend any charges, the Department of Justice said none would be pressed.)

Asked recently by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell why he wouldn’t back Clinton, Sanders replied as if the primary battle were still raging: “It’s not a question of my endorsement. It’s a question of the American people understanding that Secretary Clinton is prepared to stand with them as they work longer hours for low wages, as they cannot afford health care, as their kids can’t afford to go to college. Make it clear that she is on their side, that she is prepared to take on Wall Street, the drug companies, fossil fuel industry. Deal with the global crisis of climate change. I have no doubt that if Secretary Clinton makes that position, those positions clear, she will defeat Trump and defeat him by a very wide margin.” Here was Sanders still piously insisting on complete capitulation—even though Clinton beat him by a larger margin than Barack Obama had beaten her eight years earlier.


Continues in link: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-07/bernie-sanders-businessweek

CA Primary Final tally: HRC 53.1% BS 46.0% ~ 7.1 Difference w/ Zero Unprocessed (GD16 GP)

2,745,293 - 2,381,714 = 363,579 Votes

reporting as of July 7, 2016, 9:57 a.m.


http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/president/party/democratic/

http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/statewide-elections/2016-primary/unprocessed-ballots-report.pdf

WashPo: One month later, California finishes its vote count, and Clinton wins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/07/one-month-later-california-finishes-its-vote-count-and-clinton-wins/

Pledged delegates: HRC 254 BS 221 ~ difference is 33
http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/CA-D
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:2016USDem

CA Primary Final tally: HRC 53.1% BS 46.0% ~ 7.1 Difference w/ Zero Unprocessed (HRC GP)

2,745,293 - 2,381,714 = 363,579 Votes

reporting as of July 7, 2016, 9:57 a.m.

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/president/party/democratic/

http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/statewide-elections/2016-primary/unprocessed-ballots-report.pdf


WashPo: One month later, California finishes its vote count, and Clinton wins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/07/one-month-later-california-finishes-its-vote-count-and-clinton-wins/


Pledged delegates: HRC 254 BS 221 ~ difference is 33
http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/CA-D
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:2016USDem

HRC vs GOP

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