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A New USA:  Post Impeached Trump, Pre-Pardoned Stone, Infighting Dems – Headline

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Undoubtedly everyone has heard what salivating corporate talking heads think we should think about Mike Blumberg’s first encounter with an audience who talks back.

Whomever we feel can mute the new self-elevated, Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the Land of the Free, Trump’s Las Vegas tainted standup lowered the curtain on America’s Democratic and democratic process.

As long as we succumb to media how to watch political events and pundits PSing nationally televised debates to insure what they think they saw is what any mentally sound, hearing perfectly human, with 20/20 vision would/should absorb, regurgitate in grateful chorus with over The Hill inhabitants, locked, stocked, and branded, USDA approved – yet hardly mentioning the incompetent incumbent.

Truth is, the last three hours of 19 February 2020, the Achilles Heel of the six leading Democratic candidates for president was exposed to the emperor with no clothes – most notably the all too personal venom between Buttigieg and Klobuchar, who lost her usual cool focus when caught between two frontal attackers:  a political office she sees beneath hers, and a disproportionately inappropriate Vanessa Hauc, proving she is indeed beneath Klobuchar’s expertise.

I’ve never been a fan of Amy Klobuchar, but as a radio news producer/anchor, I believe those choosing media professionally, especially in the Trump era, need maintain their footing on the path of Murrow and Cronkite.

On-camera notables got that Biden did better than ever, but not that Trump won the night – with my first choice, at first, Elizabeth Warren, a close second – while hardly unseating cool carpet bagger Blumberg – anymore than did Buttigieg’s well-rehearsed bazooka shot across the two extreme choices of Democratic primary voters:  one candidate who wants to burn this party down and another candidate who wants to buy this party out.

Still influenced by FDR, JFK and MLK, I believe such shortsighted overkill always backfires on our collective greater good.  Choosing, for whatever reason, to allow others to define us doesn’t spare anyone that inopportune moment when the accumulation of what we think, say and do reveals our true selves to the world.

So, please, seize the day:  consider the flaunted criminality of Rudy Giuliani, Bill Barr, Mitch McConnell, pardon and computations DOJ usurper Jared Kushner, presidential ass coverer Roger Stone and the Don’s awardees:  Mike Pence, Tucker Carlson, Russ Limbaugh and Richard Grenell:  This list of the trumped, nor indeed Nevada, was even offered as token hors-d’oeuvre.

While Senator Warren did not win me back, she did prepare Mike Blumberg for round two, by knocking him back a poll digit or two – and reminded Americans who truly listen, not only how damaging health insurance executives and Supreme Court sanctioned Citizens United PACs pretending corporations are people are diminishing America’s Constitutional will power, but how teachers are most responsible for uplifting the power of Americans to reason, indeed, to think unhampered by 24/7 analysts.

The reality show America – created by Taft’s, Little Brown Brothers, Hoover’s Cal-like silence producing voluminous Hoovervilles, Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre of America’s Rule of Law, Reagan’s faux Trickle Down, one-issue voters’ response to Oral in the Oval, Bush/Cheney/Wolfowitz forever Mushroom Cloud oil wars – is now in sight of a fast approaching swampy bottom, to the proverbial slippery slope where now, beckoning to us, resides those who, believing everything seen on any screen, knowingly elected the Republican Party divorced from the Great Emancipator, now joined at the hip to a jackass pardon power abuser.

As for Bernie:  he still ignites memories of, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and how I wept (even while reporting from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2016), when he conceded to his Democratic rival – asking all to support Hillary Clinton.

As then, so now, I would love to see a President Bernie Sanders, but in a world where America cannot survive a second Trump administration – not to mention, the possibility of Trump’s refusing to vacate the White House when reason regains Franklin’s Republic to keep it, we cannot afford to give The Don’s tainted Las Vegas fair system standup, the sledgehammer he needs to finish off America’s dreams and Dreamers.

Although Donald Trump is forever more Mob Boss than American President, the invasion of Putin’s 2016/2020 hackers is partners with the domestic corruption of our nation’s electoral process, to cut off America’s nose to spite the Democratic Party’s face.

Unscrupulous Donald Trump is still electable in the swing battleground states.  So, Middle Class Democrats and Union Members, shall we gather at the Red Sea of Adelson, Koch and Mercer family PACs, drown in Corporatism’s States Red mapped with Gerrymandered districts, join the twelve-percent who voted for Sanders in 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, but in general election voted for Trump/Pence – or become patriots and put away childish things?

There’s More to America than Trump & Media Scratching Our Surface Itch Headline – Best Of TREMR

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If at 93 Her Majesty’s memory of Princess Diana and love of family has evolved Abdication, can’t Media on both sides of the pond manage to report true love truth instead of conjecture of brotherly division?  And aren’t the revelations of the most substantive Democratic debate, more important than a MIA handshake?

When will Media distinguish news from superficial gossip – perhaps when, the religious ask for salvation in places of worship instead of political rallies; when we seek more female statesmen in politics than poll disciples; and when, We the People, knock inwardly for lasting solutions.

Wall Street greed is not a surface problem, but rather as ingrained, and as old, as a third of America’s 1776 citizens clinging to the status quo of landowning white male superiority.

To understand believers of Trump’s incompetent dishonesty, Pence’s hypocrisy and the duplicity of Lindsay Graham, Devin Nunes and Mitch McConnell, we need only recall Sarah Palin’s 2008 divorce from truth, prepping their path.

Each of us must choose:  believing Trump is the root of all our evil, thus continuing to dig America a shallow grave in which to bury his destructiveness, while remaining a people grasping at the pablum of advertised homogenized banalities – or step up to the truth that sets us free.

In every age, there have been people who claim to make America great, while degrading it, for their own pleasure, aggrandizement and fortunes – like the 1933 Bankers/Business Plot attempting to replace our 32nd president with someone like Donald Trump.  Using political puppets to make us pawns was conceived by J. Edgar Hoover and bequeathed to a willingly corrupt, Bill Barr.

So, it’s not the first time America has been yanked out of our American Dream into the nightmare of magnets sticking us with immoral opportunists like, Mrs. 2016 Florida, Karyn Turk who stole $219,000 of her mother’s Social Security checks.  Nor is it the first time we’ve elected leaders who keep company with men like Roy Moore and Jeffrey Epstein.

But maybe this time, we’ll beware of the contribution of phony patriotism:  the Military Industrial Complex, Dulles Brothers, Vietnam lies, pushing Middle Class upward mobility down the slippery slope of Trickle Down, and Bush/Cheney’s Mushroom Cloud – preparing the way for Too Big to Fail Wall Street bankers and their underbelly of support in the KKK and America’s Neo-Nazis.

From Tues 21 January to Tues 3 November 2020, who will honor America’s exceptional quest for an impossible dream?  Senatorial accomplices after the fact signing a 232-year-old pledge of impartiality, an occlusion attempting to block any executive stoop to conquer con, with, period, full stop, or patriots voting to remove Citizens United and settling for less from our, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

How many times must Trump publicly declare his independence from Congress and Constitution:  I don’t know him at all, don’t know what he’s about, don’t know where he comes from, don’t know nothing about him before we believe the GAO:  Donald Trump and his Administration broke the law?

Whether, breadcrumbs, yellow brick road or hyperlinks, we need to learn to learn from the bridges connecting our past and present, if in our future, we hope to save ourselves from, what is past is prologue. 

Whether America is in the best or worst of times depends on how we treat each other in whatever times we’re in, for whatever time America has left, Americans will need allies, scientists, teachers and incoming refugees to help us reason, brainstorm and act.

Arguably, most dangerous of all:  those who believe, I’ve done nothing wrong, for Trump’s Pièce de résistance is trumping Christians and mesmerizing seekers of simple solutions when facing the complexities of racial and sexual differences, gender inequality and our planet’s loss of food and clean water resources due to Climate Change.

How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? – Proverbs 1:22

We need replace superficial thinking with in depth solution-oriented questioning:

  • Stanford study reports, normal human body temperature has decreased from 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit to 97.5 for men and 98.0 for women. Why?
  • Why are parts of Africa being invaded by millions of Locusts?
  • Why is it still legal to kill the mentally ill, 57 years after, I Have a Dream?
  • Why are there now twice as many suicides as homicides?
  • What is gained by denying the dangerously destructive potential of Climate Change?

Truth is, we have been preconditioned for automatic responses to our differences.  Need cinematic cold water in our Dorian Gray face to absorb this truth, see, The Public, and then revisit any ad, news program, poll, petition or campaign of any kind – and you’ll see, seeing is believing.