Sure in a totally sane USA Hillary Clinton should win but what if you and others around you are content enough not to vote …. DO YOU WANT TO RISK IT?.
2016 Democrat National Convention Platform
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GOP senator unsure about Trump with nuclear codes
March 10, 2016, 02:51 pm By Jesse Byrnes – The Hill
Sen. Dan Coats
(R-Ind.) is unsure whether he would trust Donald Trump
more than President Obama to handle the country’s nuclear codes.
“Well, that’s a tough question,” Coats said with a laugh during an interview Thursday with radio host John Howell, highlighted by BuzzFeed
, referencing the “nutzo time” in U.S. politics.
“I understand people’s frustration,” Coats said. “I’m having a hard time understanding Donald Trump because he says one thing one day then corrects it the next day.”
For more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/272571-gop-senator-unsure-about-trump-with-nuclear-codes
Open Letter From 121 Members of the Republican National Security Community
OPEN LETTER ON DONALD TRUMP FROM GOP NATIONAL SECURITY LEADERS
MARCH 2, 2016 WOTR STAFF
We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of opinion on America’s role in the world and what is necessary to keep us safe and prosperous. We have disagreed with one another on many issues, including the Iraq war and intervention in Syria. But we are united in our opposition to a Donald Trump presidency. Recognizing as we do, the conditions in American politics that have contributed to his popularity, we nonetheless are obligated to state our core objections clearly:
His vision of American influence and power in the world is wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle. He swings from isolationism to military adventurism within the space of one sentence.
His advocacy for aggressively waging trade wars is a recipe for economic disaster in a globally connected world.
His embrace of the expansive use of torture is inexcusable.
His hateful, anti-Muslim rhetoric undercuts the seriousness of combating Islamic radicalism by alienating partners in the Islamic world making significant contributions to the effort. Furthermore, it endangers the safety and Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of American Muslims.
Controlling our border and preventing illegal immigration is a serious issue, but his insistence that Mexico will fund a wall on the southern border inflames unhelpful passions, and rests on an utter misreading of, and contempt for, our southern neighbor.
Similarly, his insistence that close allies such as Japan must pay vast sums for protection is the sentiment of a racketeer, not the leader of the alliances that have served us so well since World War II.
His admiration for foreign dictators such as Vladimir Putin is unacceptable for the leader of the world’s greatest democracy.
He is fundamentally dishonest. Evidence of this includes his attempts to deny positions he has unquestionably taken in the past, including on the 2003 Iraq war and the 2011 Libyan conflict. We accept that views evolve over time, but this is simply misrepresentation.
His equation of business acumen with foreign policy experience is false. Not all lethal conflicts can be resolved as a real estate deal might, and there is no recourse to bankruptcy court in international affairs.
Mr. Trump’s own statements lead us to conclude that as president, he would use the authority of his office to act in ways that make America less safe, and which would diminish our standing in the world. Furthermore, his expansive view of how presidential power should be wielded against his detractors poses a distinct threat to civil liberty in the United States. Therefore, as committed and loyal Republicans, we are unable to support a Party ticket with Mr. Trump at its head. We commit ourselves to working energetically to prevent the election of someone so utterly unfitted to the office.
For the entire article: http://warontherocks.com/2016/03/open-letter-on-donald-trump-from-gop-national-security-leaders/
Following odd tirade, is there ‘something wrong with’ Trump?
7/07/16 12:44PM By Steve Benen – maddowblog
When Donald Trump initially went after Judge Gonzalo Curiel with racially charged criticisms, he created a controversy — which he immediately made worse by re-emphasizing the same points, over and over again, in subsequent days. The Republican candidate was convinced there was nothing wrong with what he was saying, so he had no qualms about sticking to his offensive line.
We saw those same instincts on display last night in Ohio. NBC News reported:
Less than an hour after Attorney General Lynch recommended no charges against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump spoke at length about almost everything else.
What began as a point-by-point take down of the inconsistencies in the former secretary of state’s statements about her server versus what was found by the FBI quickly devolved into a loop-the-loop of tangents, grievances and alternative headlines.
Trump wanted to accuse his critics of “racial profiling
,” a phrase the GOP candidate likes to use, though it’s not clear he knows what it means. Trump wanted to list the various Jewish people he knows personally
The Washington Post added this gem
of a sentence: “At one point he also swatted at a mosquito, then pretended the bug was Clinton and spoke to it.”
‘s James Fallows, watching this spectacle unfold, wrote
, “It would be rash ever to declare Peak Trump. But really, there is something wrong with this man.” MSNBC’s Chris Hayes added
, “I’ve been watching these now for 13 months … and that was the most unhinged thing that I’ve seen from him. It was all over the place. It was like Charlie Sheen during his ‘Winning’ tour.”
Republicans Will Nominate a Candidate Who Would Violate the First, Fourth, Fifth and Eighth Amendments
If the GOP had any respect for the Bill of Rights, it would reject Trump.
7/17/16 By John Nichols – TheNation
Cleveland—As Republican Party “constitutionalists” prepare to nominate authoritarian billionaire Donald Trump for the presidency this week in Cleveland, the American Civil Liberties union has determined that the candidate’s proposals would violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendments of the Constitution.
It is not news that Trump has, during the course of his campaign for the GOP nomination, put himself at odds with basic premises of a Bill of Rights that defends a free press, guarantees freedom of religion, and guards against torture and abuses of privacy. But when his proposals are pulled together—as the ACLU has done in a new analysis of the Republican candidate’s public statements and policy positions—the extent to which Trump would shred the Constitution in general and the Bill of Rights in particular is breathtaking.
“Taken together, his policies and positions, if put into place, would violate the Constitution and federal and international law,” says Anthony Romero, the executive director of the ACLU, which reviewed the candidate’s agenda and determined that “Trump’s proposals would violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendments of the Constitution.”
Trump has from the start of his campaign sparked controversy with statements, actions, and proposals that disregard the First Amendment. He and his aides have created blacklists of journalists, and the candidate has expressed an interest in rewriting libel laws in order to intimidate, punish, and potentially silence critics of powerful individuals and interests. Trump has, as well, proposed schemes to discriminate against Muslims and to spy on mosques and neighborhoods where Muslims live—with steady disregard for the amendment’s guarantee of protection for America’s diverse religious communities.
But that’s just the beginning of Trump’s assaults on the Constitution. Trump has encouraged the use of torture and blatantly disregarded privacy protections that have been enshrined in the founding document since the 18th century. He has attacked the basic premises of a constitutionally defined separation of powers, with rhetorical assaults on individual jurists and the federal judiciary so extreme that House Speaker Paul Ryan described one such attack as “the textbook definition of a racist comment.” He has proposed instituting religious tests. He has shown open and consistent disregard for the promise that all Americans will receive equal protection under the law.
“If implemented, Donald Trump’s proposed policies will spark a constitutional and legal challenge that would require all hands on deck at the ACLU,” says Romero. “The ACLU and its more than 300 attorneys in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., stand ready to challenge and impede implementation of his unlawful proposals, should he attempt to see them through.”
It should never come to that.
For more: https://www.thenation.com/article/republicans-to-nominate-a-candidate-who-would-violate-the-first-fourth-fifth-and-eight-amendments/
REASONS FOR NEVER TRUMP:
1980s Jessica Leeds’ Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
1990s Kristin Anderson’s Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
1991 Esquire Magazine interview that it “doesn’t really matter what (the media) write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”
10/13/94 In Primetime Live interview Donald Trump states “I tell friends who treat their wives magnificently, get treated like crap in return, ‘Be rougher and you’ll see a different relationship.
1997 Cathy Heller’s Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
1997 Temple Taggart McDowell’s Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
1997 Mariah Billado’s Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
2000 Bridget Sullivan’s Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
2001 Tasha Dixon’s Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
2001 Unnamed Miss USA contestant’s Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
2003 Mindy McGillivray’s Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
Sept 2004 Donald Trump comments to Howards Stern on his daughter Ivanka’s body and, when asked, tells Stern that it is okay for him to call his daughter “a piece of ass”
9/16/05 Donald Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005
2005 Rachel Crooks’ Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
2005 Natasha Stoynoff’s Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
2007 Summer Zervos’ Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
2010 Unnamed friend of CNN anchor Erin Burnett’s Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
2013 Cassandra Searles’ Allegations of Unwanted Physical Contact by Donald Trump
2/24/16 David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon, expressed vocal support for Trump’s campaign on his radio show
3/2/16 World considers a Trump presidency, and many shudder
3/2/16 Open Letter From 121 Members of the Republican National Security Community
3/30/16 Trump angst pours in from overseas
3/31/16 Analyst: Trump’s Isolationist Views Would Remove ‘Pillar of World Stability’
7/17/16 Republicans Will Nominate a Candidate Who Would Violate the First, Fourth, Fifth and Eighth Amendments
8/5/16 America’s Top Spies and Analyts Warn of Real Threat of a Trump Presidency – 5 Leaders Who Have Spoken out
9/22/16 75 retired senior diplomats sign letter opposing Trump for president
10/6/16 30 Former Republican lawmakers denounce Donald Trump: “Manifestly unqualified to be president”
10/6/16 Group of nearly 80 evangelical leaders publish letter condemning Trump
“We cannot ignore this bigotry.”
10/7/16 White Nationalist PAC Rolls Out Pro-Trump Radio Ad Targeting Swing States
Op-Ed Bernie Sanders: I support Hillary Clinton. So should everyone who voted for me
August 5, 2016 Bernie Sanders – latimes
The conventions are over and the general election has officially begun. In the primaries, I received 1,846 pledged delegates, 46% of the total. Hillary Clinton received 2,205 pledged delegates, 54%. She received 602 superdelegates. I received 48 superdelegates. Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee and I will vigorously support her.
Donald Trump would be a disaster and an embarrassment for our country if he were elected president. His campaign is not based on anything of substance — improving the economy, our education system, healthcare or the environment. It is based on bigotry. He is attempting to win this election by fomenting hatred against Mexicans and Muslims. He has crudely insulted women. And as a leader of the “birther movement,” he tried to undermine the legitimacy of our first African American president. That is not just my point of view. That’s the perspective of a number of conservative Republicans.
In these difficult times, we need a president who will bring our nation together, not someone who will divide us by race or religion, not someone who lacks an understanding of what our Constitution is about.
On virtually every major issue facing this country and the needs of working families, Clinton’s positions are far superior to Trump’s. Our campaigns worked together to produce the most progressive platform in the history of American politics. Trump’s campaign wrote one of the most reactionary documents.
Clinton understands that Citizens United has undermined our democracy. She will nominate justices who are prepared to overturn that Supreme Court decision, which made it possible for billionaires to buy elections. Her court appointees also would protect a woman’s right to choose, workers’ rights, the rights of the LGBT community, the needs of minorities and immigrants and the government’s ability to protect the environment.
Trump, on the other hand, has made it clear that his Supreme Court appointees would preserve the court’s right-wing majority.
Clinton understands that in a competitive global economy we need the best-educated workforce in the world. She and I worked together on a proposal that will revolutionize higher education in America. It will guarantee that the children of any family in this country with an annual income of $125,000 a year or less – 83% of our population – will be able to go to a public college or university tuition free. This proposal also substantially reduces student debt.
For more: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-sanders-message-20160805-snap-story.html
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