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Majority of Under 30 See the Chumph as Illigitimate

The Chumph is an Illegitimate POS, who should be tried for Treason, and if convicted…Hung. Just like Saddam Hussein.

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What we need to do with our traitor… After a fair trial and conviction, of course.

Majority of young adults in US view Trump’s presidency as ‘illegitimate’: poll

A new poll says that the majority of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 view Donald Trump as an “illegitimate president,” according to TheHill.com.

“The GenForward poll reported by The Associated Press found that 57 percent of young adults see Trump’s presidency as illegitimate, including three-quarters of black respondents and large majorities of Latinos and Asians,” wrote Brooke Seipel on Saturday.

The poll showed that 53 percent of white young American adults feel that Trump occupies the Oval Office legitimately, but 55 percent of those respondents rated his job performance negatively.

A meager 22 percent of young adults approve of the president’s job performance with 62 percent disapproving.

The poll included 1,833 respondents queried between Feb. 16 and Mar. 6. It was conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago in collaboration with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Polls show that many millennials are more progressive than their parents’ generation and identify as liberal much more readily than Americans over 40.

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Morning Joe – “This Presidency if Fake and Failed”

The only MSNBC Show that had been defending the Chumph has had enough…

CNN describes the Chump as a “Circus Clown”…

 

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Hamilton Electors Push Back Against the Chumph

And here you thought the Chumph’s problem was only with the play!

A group of electors is finding it increasingly hard to vote for the Chump, pushing back against his gross incompetence, arrogance, and dangerous ego. They hope to influence enough electors to overturn the “election”.

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Colorado electors plan to challenge state law in bid to derail Donald Trump’s victory

Four of Colorado’s nine Electoral College electors plan to challenge a state law that would prevent a long-shot bid to keep President-elect Donald Trump out of the White House.

Robert Nemanich, of Colorado Springs, said Saturday he and three other electors intend to sue Colorado’s governor, attorney general, secretary of state and state Democratic Party chairman claiming state law requiring electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidates “who received the highest number of votes at the preceding general election in this state,” is unconstitutional.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won Colorado – and the popular vote nationwide – but lost the election to Trump, who captured the needed Electoral College votes to win the presidency.

The four electors hope that if the law is struck down, Colorado’s electors can join forces with other Democrats pledged to Clinton and disaffected Republicans pledged to Trump to find an alternative Republican acceptable to both sides, Nemanich said.

“There are Republicans and Democrats now willing to look for a solution to Donald Trump (being elected).” he said. “The linchpin comes down to whether there are enough Republicans to join.”

Eight of Colorado’s nine electors have voiced support for the lawsuit, which Nemanich said would be filed Monday.

The plan would require that 270 electors agree to vote for a presidential candidate that was not on the ballot.

If electors pick the candidate they’ve pledged to pick, as they’ve done in past elections, Trump would win the presidency by 37 votes. Because Colorado residents elected Clinton, all of the state’s nine votes would go to the Democratic presidential candidate.

Along with another four electors from Washington trying to stop Trump’s election, Nemanich and the three other electors named as plaintiffs in the suit – former Democratic state Rep. Polly Baca of Denver, Michael Baca of Denver, and Jerad Sutton of Greeley – have been nicknamed the Hamilton Electors after United States Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. In an installment of the well-known Federalist Papers essay series, Hamilton argued that the Electoral College is meant to serve as a safeguard against electing a candidate who may not be qualified to be president.

“Donald Trump is unfit, immoral and unethical to be the president of the United States,” Nemanich said, later adding that voiding his presidency is about “what’s best for the country.”

Nemanich said former Republican presidential nominees Mitt Romney and John McCain have been considered as possible alternatives because they had already been vetted during their respective 2012 and 2008 presidential runs.

The plan would “ideally” involve electing a Democratic vice president, Nemanich said. A president and vice president from opposing political parties have not been elected in more than 200 years.

It’s just one more unconventional part of the Hamilton Electors’ plan, which could lead to dissatisfaction among American voters if it works, he said.

“There’s no precedent for this,” Nemanich said. “If we’re successful, there’s going to be unrest.”

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2016 in Second American Revolution

 

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Living Under a Racist

Kareem is saying pretty much what many of us are saying.

Now is the time for resistance.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: What it means to be black during a Trump administration

On hopelessness — and the way to escape it.

 

Nicholas M. Butler, the Nobel Prize-winning American philosopher, once said that optimism is the foundation of courage. Today, African Americans will have to dig pretty deep to find that foundation because there’s not much optimism in sight. Yes, we’re all supposed to come together after an election, let bygones be bygones, and march forward unified as neither Democrats nor Republicans but patriotic Americans celebrating the triumph of the democratic process. But it’s difficult to link arms when the home of the free embraces the leadership of a racist.

Let the other groups denigrated and threatened by Trump speak for themselves. The women, immigrants, Muslims, Jews, the LGBT community and others who now must walk through the streets of their country for the next four years in shame and fear, knowing that their value as human beings has been diminished by their neighbors. I only speak for myself as an African American and I speak with the rage of betrayal.

After numerous police shootings of unarmed blacks every year, national Black Lives Matter protests, and unprecedented expressions of support from pro athletes, black Americans saw a glimmer of hope that white Americans were finally acknowledging the overwhelming evidence of institutional racism that had been glaringly obvious to blacks for many years. But that hope was misplaced. Instead, a majority of white America chose to swallow the blue pill, preferring to, as Morpheus explains in “The Matrix,” “wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.”

Unfortunately, black Americans don’t get to wake up and believe what they want to believe, because they have to face another day of lower pay and higher job discrimination, less educational opportunity and greater health problems. These injustices were easier to endure when there seemed to be a sustained path to improvement that the country supported. But now we have the “What have you got to lose?” non-policy that bulldozes the path to rubble.

The white Americans who made up a vast majority of Trump’s supporters were reacting to much more than the economy (which has been steadily strengthening), or Washington gridlock (which Trump has no specific plan or power to change), or fear of terrorism (which his unconstitutional plan of extreme vetting shows no evidence of combating). What some fear most is the changing shade of skin color of America. As the Latino, Asian and black population rises, the white majority will soon disappear. Between 2000 and 2010, whites dropped from 75.1 percent of the population to 63.7 percent. By 2050, whites will be in the minority at 47 percent. Trump represents the last wisp of the rich white plantation owner holding on to the glories of the past.

His history of racism, from Justice Department lawsuits for housing discrimination to claim that Mexican heritage disqualified a federal judge, has already been well-documented. But his disconnect from black people and black culture was especially evident the weekend before the election, when he complained about the musical performances of Jay Z and Beyoncé at a Hillary Clinton rally. (Never mind that Ted Nugent, who had repeatedly threatened to kill President Obama and Hillary Clinton, was performing at his rally by using profanity and grabbing his crotch.) “Did you hear the other night?” Trump asked his audience. “So many people were insulted, they left. … They hear the worst words, the worst language ever.” What Trump fails to appreciate is that the rawness of the musicians’ language is part of the message. It is the urban-charged patois of anger, frustration and empowerment. Similar to the Trumpites’ chanting “Lock her up!” but with less violence.

How can we hope that this man understands or cares about us? Especially now that white America has rewarded his outrageous racism, misogyny, xenophobia and religious intolerance with a mandate to put those beliefs into policy. For African Americans, America just got a little more threatening, a little more claustrophobic, a lot less hopeful. We feel like disposable extras, the nameless bodies who are never part of the main cast.

What’s important now is to skip the wallowing, finger-pointing, name-calling period and begin an immediate and focused effort on dominating the 2018 midterm elections during which all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and one-third of Senate seats will be in play. People of color cannot merely play defense anymore. They must mount a long-term offensive that includes relentlessly challenging every act of institutional racism in the country. African Americans make up only 12.3 percent of the population, so it’s imperative that we form a coalition with other groups that are targeted by Trump, including women, Latinos, immigrants and the LGBT community. We have to ignore the self-loathing collaborators among those groups because they prefer the path that makes them think they will be accepted and prized as equals when, at best, they are merely patsies for Trump’s movement.

In “Formation,” Beyoncé says, “I dream it, I work hard, I grind till I own it.” Donald Trump may not appreciate those words, but those words can inspire all African Americans and others who wish to make America America again. Not hope, but action. Not later, but now.

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2016 in Second American Revolution

 

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Charles Blow Unloads on Trumpazoid – ‘Don’t try to force me to fall in line behind an unrepentant bigot’

An illegitimate unrepentant bigot in my view. And insofar as “respecting the presidency” – fuck that. Republicans first – when that happens, I will think about it.

Let him fail. Push him off a cliff. cut the string, fight him, protest him, block him, and don’t participate or support any element of his illegitimate government.

 

Charles Blow unloads on Trump advocate: ‘Don’t try to force me to fall in line behind an unrepentant bigot’

Appearing on CNN, New York Times columnist Charles Blow took a Trump advocate to task for complaining the discussion about race in America is a media creation, before leaving no doubt about how he feels about the new President-elect.

After former Apprentice contestant, and current Trump sycophant, Andy Dean complained about Van Jones’ appearance Tuesday night talking about the Trump “whitelash” — with Dean calling Jones’ words “offensive’ — he claimed the race issue is a “media fascination.”

Blow set him straight.

“I don’t know what walk of life you have to be in to think that race is a media fascination,” Blow began as Dean tried to interrupt him. “I’m sorry. no I’m sorry. I happen to live in this skin, been doing it for 46 years and I’ll tell you something, this has nothing to do with media, my job, any of that. It has everything to do with the fact that I know my history, I know my family’s history and investigated that and have written a whole book about it. Everything about that history has everything to do with race. Every moment along the way when they worked really hard, and they were prevented from the transference of intergenerational wealth, and that had everything to do with race. Nothing with media, they didn’t even have TVs then.”

“So this concept that we are creating, or somehow living in a past, luxuriating in a race obsession that is great for us because we feel good about is the most insulting thing I could ever hear.”

When panelist Margaret Hoover changed the conversation to giving President-elect Trump the benefit of the doubt and encouraged everyone to be gracious towards him despite his hateful rhetoric and equally horrible behavior during the campaign, Blow drew a line in the sand.

“I don’t want the president to fail,” Blow made very clear. “I respect the presidency, but I do not respect this president.”

“I don’t respect this man about to be the president and don’t want that confused,” he repeated. “I don’t want America to fail but don’t try to force me to fall in line behind an unrepentant bigot — I won’t do that.”

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2016 in Chumph Butt Kicking, Second American Revolution

 

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The Obama Economy

About that economy Obama supposedly wrecked…

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U.S. jobless claims at 43-year low; import price deflation easing

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits held at a 43-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in December.

Thursday’s report from the Labor Department added to data such as September automobile sales and manufacturing and services sector surveys in reinforcing the view that economic growth picked up in the third quarter after a sluggish performance in the first half of the year.

“The data are making the Fed’s current policy look too wrong footed and the markets are waiting for them to get back on track, most likely in December,” said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits were unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 246,000 for the week ended Oct. 8, the lowest reading since November 1973, the Labor Department said.

Claims for the prior week were revised to show 3,000 fewer applications received than previously reported.

It was the 84th consecutive week that claims remained below the 300,000 threshold, which is associated with robust labor market conditions.

That is the longest stretch since 1970, when the labor market was much smaller.

 

The dollar fell against a basket of currencies, while U.S. Treasuries rose.

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2016 in Giant Negros

 

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Rep. Keith Ellison – “Like Chickens for Col Sanders”

Maybe Keith better come up with a new like… Like “Uncle Akmed”?

Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison: ‘Muslims who support Trump is like chickens for Colonel Sanders’

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) — the first Muslim elected to Congress — denounced the idea that Donald Trump would win many Muslim voters over on Tuesday, The Hill reported.

“Muslims who support Trump is like chickens for Colonel Sanders, you know what I mean?” Ellison said during an event hosted by the National Press Club.

The Hill had previously reported that Walid Phares, Trump’s head foreign policy advisor, had “quietly opened backchannels” with Muslim-American communities. Phares said many of those interactions were prompted by Muslim Republicans “seeking additional information” on the Republican candidate’s positions.

“These people know what they want – they’re concerned about the well-being of their communities and believe that Trump has the right economic and social agenda,” Phares said. “But they’re trying to get a handle on how he’ll deal with the Middle East.”

Trump had previously called for a ban on Muslim immigration into the US, but has more recently said it was just a “suggestion.”

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter, The Clown Bus

 

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