Donald Trump is Not My President

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Ha! I sure pulled one over on YOU, didn’t I!

Donald Trump is not a good person. He is definitely not a good choice for the office of President of the United States of America. Why? Among other things, he demonstrates many negative, unfavorable character and personality weaknesses such as racism, sexism, narcissism, elitism, discrimination against low income working people, against the poor and disabled, and intolerance for people who are different.  This man actually engages in petty attacks against various people and organizations based on thin-skinned, intemperate bias. He is unqualified in many other ways I suspect will surface as he starts trying to be a president.

Trump claimed he will be “a president for all Americans.” He said he wants to bring Americans together. In reality, he is the most divisive presidential contender I have ever seen in my lifetime. He promotes an “us v them” sentiment. He actually promotes violence (the news has been plastered with Trump encouraging people to be violent toward protesters, saying he would pay legal fees of anyone who knocked the crap out of protesters at his rallies.

He is a fascist, nationalist demagogue who blatantly appeals to the most intolerant, racist, sexist, classist, discriminatory and bigoted sickness among disenfranchised, gullible Americans.

Donald Trump is not my president. And while it may be easy to automatically jump to the conclusion that I am some kind of biased liberal crackpot, that’s just not true.  I am conservative on many issues, populist on others, and liberal on only a few social issues (such as supporting the nation’s most vulnerable – the elderly, the disabled, and low income workers who work hard but are grossly underpaid – rather than bashing them and robbing them of their livelihoods by cutting support programs that help them to keep their head above water). I am a pretty pragmatic, realistic thinking person who has consistently voted on the issues, not the person – until now. This time I voted on the issues, and on the person, because this time, the person (Donald Trump) is a “special case” and, I believe, a clear and present danger – a genuine threat to America both domestically and internationally.

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Donald Trump’s Signal to the elderly, poor, disabled, and lower middle working class.

I really believe in my heart and soul that Trump very bad for most people in this country (except other one percenters and other wealthy individuals, corporations and CEOs who will benefit tremendously by his tax cuts and “reform”).

In terms of how I will be affected, personally, I have several very real and legitimate concerns and reasons for not wanting Trump to be president. I fear how my health, welfare and livelihood (and that of millions of others in comparable positions) will be negatively impacted.

I am a disabled person, surviving on a low income from Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. (Note: these benefits are NOT “welfare” – they are insurance benefits promised to me and millions and millions of other hard working Americans should they become disabled, as I did). I am also a Veteran, as well. Trump has mocked disabled people and Veterans, and he – along with a Republican controlled Senate and House – poses a tremendous threat to me and the millions of people who are poor and disabled.

Trump is a Liar

Donald Trump is one of the biggest and most obvious fakes I’ve ever seen slither his way into being a presidential candidate. He is a fake; in that he literally says what he believes will influence people to want to vote for him, then changes his position once he has achieved what he wanted for himself. He’s a salesman and a demagogue. What salespeople do is try to create a need where none existed before, to make people want to buy products or services that will make the salesman a little richer. What demagogues do is manipulate people based on their fears, prejudices and hopes, and on their hatred and sense of disenfranchisement.

Trump is an Egotistical Narcissist

Donald Trump is all about Donald Trump. The “giveaway” signs are in how he calls himself “the Donald” and in how he has so many of his personal living spaces, upscale apartments, and his home filled with lavish settings and furnishings, and objects that are gold or gold-plated. Trump was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and he had easy access to far more opportunity than the great majority of Americans. In his own words, “My father gave me a small loan and I started a business and now I’m a billionaire.” I ask you, how many people have fathers who can give them a “small loan” of fourteen million dollars? Did your father give you a multimillion dollar loan? To me, a “small loan” would be a few thousand dollars. A million and above would be a huge loan. Hell, with fourteen million dollars, I could have started several businesses and still have the financial power to ensure they didn’t fail. Only stupidity and crappy management would cause failure with fourteen million dollars to support a startup until it stood on its own legs.

Trump is a Sexist

At least twelve women (at this writing) have come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. His own words, televised around the world, prove he said such things as “just grab ‘em by the pussy” and because he’s a star, women will let him do anything he wants. He said “And I just have to kiss ‘em. It’s like a magnet, I just walk up and kiss ‘em.” If you haven’t seen the footage, you haven’t been awake. So far, twelve women have come forward to claim Donald Trump engaged in sexual misconduct with them.

Now, as he assembles people for his cabinet, Trump has included Steve Bannon of Breitbart news for his Chief of Staff – a truly vile person who is a white supremacist with ties to White Nationalists.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/11/14/donald-trump-steve-bannon-reince-priebus/93791234/

Trump Back-Pedaling on His Campaign Vows?

It seems Trump is now back-pedaling and altering his original campaign vows so quickly it’s hard to keep track of it all.

For example:

He vowed to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and said Mexico will pay for the wall.

Now, he’s “modifying” his “vow”:  (according to the Republicans’ own “Conservative News Station, FOX News).

Trump claimed to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. Now it seems he is waffling on that vow, too.

Trump back-pedaled on his promise to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton over her emails. “I’m going to think about it,” Trump said.

In fact, NBC printed an article titled, “A Full List of Donald Trump’s Rapidly Changing Policy Positions”.

For example, regarding his intent to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton, after claiming to want to put her in jail, incarcerating his political rivals is what you would expect from a Kim Jong Un of North Korea, a Vladimir Putin of Soviet era Russia, a Augusto Pinochet of Chile, or other fascist or dictator, not from an American president.

Then there is this:

Look at the news detailing much of the serious damage Trump and the now Republican-led government will deal to the United States:

Nov. 9, 2016

The Market Is Betting Trump Will Bring Higher Inflation and Interest Rates

Moves in the bond market suggest that investors see the economic ground shifting in the wake of Donald J. Trump’s surprise victory.

By NEIL IRWIN

He wants to build a “wall” along the southern border and deport some 11 million to 12 million people who have entered the United States without legal permission.

  1. He wants to end birthright citizenship for children born in the U.S. to two noncitizen parents.
  2. He wants to expand the use of torture techniques in the war on terror, advocating methods “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding,” and he wants to send even more detainees to the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
  3. He would deny visas to all Muslims seeking legal entry into the United States.
  4. He wants to repeal Obamacare either legislatively or by means of a new Supreme Court ruling that would overturn the court’s landmark 5-to-4 opinion in 2012, upholding the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate.”
  5. He wants to “open up our libel laws” and reverse The New York Times v. Sullivan decision, the unanimous 1964 ruling that provides journalists and private citizens with First Amendment protections against defamation lawsuits brought by government officials and public figures.
  6. He would defund Planned Parenthood, ban late-term abortions and select a new Supreme Court justice who may vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  7. He would “consider” appointing justices who would overturn Obergefell v. Hodges, last year’s historic 5-to-4 Supreme Court decision on gay marriage.
  8. He would defend “religious freedom” against anti-Christian secularists.
  9. He would disband the Environmental Protective Agency and turn regulation of greenhouse gases, clean water and the like back to the states because he believes that climate change is a hoax.
  10. He would support voter suppression, and he has recently spoken out against same-day voter registration in the mistaken assumption that it would permit noncitizens to cast ballots in federal elections.
  11. He would support the idea of paying federal bondholders less than 100 cents on the dollar in order to bring down the national debt.
  1. Trumps plans to cut taxes for the rich and somewhat for the middle class, “renegotiate NAFTA” bring manufacturing jobs back home, reduce gov’t regulation on businesses, and other plans he has pledged to engage, the US deficit will skyrocket. When the debt grows so large so fast, it becomes a focal point of spending cuts. Spending cuts typically target the most vulnerable in society: government and wealthy people don’t want to take ANY kind of reduction on revenues so, instead, they will cut services to the low income workers, Medicare and Medicaid, reduce Social Security, reduce government pensions, etc.

More Donald Trump Horror Stories …

According to a CNN Money report, “Donald Trump was a Nightmare Landlord in the 1980s”

Donald Trump bought a rent- controlled building in New York and engaged in underhanded slumlord-like activities to drive out renters so he could tear the building down and build luxury apartments to rent to a more affluent class of renters.

From the right wing political blog, “Red State”: (link is to a Wikipedia article about the Red State blog)

“Why Donald Trump is a Bad Man and would be a Bad President”

“Trump has been typically braggadocious about his adultery and philandering. For instance, these come from his various literary works:

“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 (which it will be anyway!). I’d love to tell all, using names and places, but I just don’t think it’s right.” (“Trump: The Art of the Comeback”)

and

“I have too much respect for women in general, but if I did [write about my love life], the world would take serious notice. Beautiful, famous, successful, married — I’ve had them all, secretly, the world’s biggest names…”

… And the disturbing information about Donald Trump just goes on and on … it seems I could write an entire book about it.

Either the people who voted for Trump do not know very much about him, and are basing their support only on what they have seen him say in the media … or they know what a horrible person he is but don’t care (a very scary thought) – or … they have built up such a hate for Hillary Clinton (or just against Democrats in general) that they would actually support a megalomaniacal, egotistical, narcissistic, dishonest, philandering, sexist, abusive, racist, classist, elitist, politically inexperienced, thin-skinned impulsive, retaliatory horrible person for arguably the most powerful position in the world.

What a horribly scary – and very dark turn – for a country whose reputation and standing in the world has already taken a beating with the revelations from Pvt. Bradley manning and Edward Snowden and Wikileaks …

Trump supporters – “be careful what you wish for” should have been the most prominent thought in your mind (but clearly, it wasn’t).

God help us all.