Trump’s Fake News tell: “Believe me.” Fake news is a statement with malicious intent that leads to an erroneous conclusion. Fake news is opinion not fact. Fake news is concocted not reported. Fake news is what Trump aides refer to as “alternative facts,” what they want you to believe are personal interpretations, but are actual lies. Fake news typically mixes truth and fiction then draws false conclusions. Fake news repeats the false conclusions of others to bolster new fake arguments. The key to identifying fake news is it’s sneaky and misleading. Fake news promoted by entertainment poses as factual news to persuade a slanted point of view. Fake news messages resembles facts, but are really a political opinion. Fake news repeats its messages as if repetition proves credibility. A great example of fake news is Fox’s no spin zone. Fox has the lowest truth rating of any alleged news bureau. Fox, however, is the master of spin to meet the goal of its political agenda. Fox false news repeats over and over again that it does not spin facts, meanwhile spinning each and every statement made. Fake news hides by appearing like special interests parading as general interest, false statements that sound good, but are not the truth, and saying one thing while meaning something altogether different, using words that disguise, cover up, or hide real intentions. Trump peddles information he hears from Fox. Trump then uses Fox as a defense for unsubstantiated statements. Trump’s fake news is often accompanied by unprovable embellishments such as: “Believe me, everybody tells me, everybody knows, you know it’s true, they say, everyone knows, its common knowledge, and a lot of people believe me.” All of which is pure fake news BS. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Trumpcare betrays Trump voter: Trumpcare cuts Medicaid, slashes services, and raises costs for tens of millions of middle-aged, middle-class Americans. What is important is Republicans don’t care. Republicans do not represent middle class workers. Republicans sabotaged the Affordable Care Act with Republican red states non-participation. Then Republicans blamed the ACA for limited participation. Republicans failed to help a viable healthcare program because Obamacare was government aid not private enterprise. Trumpcare doesn’t care about American workers. Trumpcare saves the upper-income, health-insured millions of dollars in lower premiums and tax cuts, and is estimated by Non-Partisan experts to add almost a trillion dollars to the national debt. Trumpcare will raise costs for older folks with under lower incomes and areas of higher premiums. Trumpcare will cut costs for the young and well off, and areas where premiums are already low. Trumpcare hurts every worker by defunding Planned Parenthood under the false allegation of abortion. Republicans don’t care if every worker is insured? Trumpcare is all about more tax breaks for the rich. Trumpcare is “buy your own healthcare or die. “ and a betrayal of liar Trump’s promise to help American workers. Trumpcare is dog eat dog politics and workers are fighting over scraps. Republican legislators call Trumpcare, “…giving Americans freedom.” “Democrats call Trumpcare….giving healthcare corporations freedom to exploit American workers.” The White House says, “Trumpcare is offering Americans choice.” Democrats say, “Trumpcare is the right of workers to chose high costs or even higher costs for less coverage.” Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Dictator Trump denies Freedom of the Press: Freedom of the press is a Constitutional right. Dictator Trump does not determine what the public gets to know. Trump has no authority to deny the reality of public information just because he claims he is right and that tens of thousands of independent journalists, reporters, editors, newspapers, publishers, and television and radio station news personnel, who are calling Trump a liar, are wrong. Dictators deny a free press, deny contradictory opinion, deny dissent, and try to intimidate those who uncover lies. Dictators don’t want the light of truth to illuminate their machinations. Dictators promising lies hope supporters will believe them instead of the facts. Dictators repeatedly denounce the free press as the enemy and label whistle blowers as unfair for reporting the truth. Dictator Trump has openly told many lies in public. We have heard and seen Trump tell bold face lies right to our faces. Trump is infamous for backing up his lies with more lies. Trump supporters call Trump lies the alternative truth, but they are still lies. Trump says if it were up to him we would have a one party system, The Trump Party. The Republican hierarchy is supporting Dictator Trump hoping to facilitate their legislation. Republican polls show Republicans believe Trump more than a free press made up of hundreds of thousands of independent voices that point out Trump is lying. Supporting a known liar makes both the Republican Party and Trump supporters just as villainous as Trump the lair. Hopefully the free press will be around long after the Trump train wreck. Regardless, the evidence is clear and mounting, Trump lies. Trump is the biggest liar ever to hold US public office. Dictator Trump, not terrorism, is the biggest danger to Democracy. Now more than ever before, we need a free, independent press with thousands of voices to uncover the truth. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
America’s “hard workers” foul own nest
Angry Americans voted for Trump. They lost good jobs and good pay due to corporate greed. Instead of blaming greedy corporations, workers voted for Trump, the posterboy of corporate greed. America’s hard workers were embittered. The banks got bailouts, the poor got medical insurance, blacks got attention and workers got “forgotten.” America’s hard workers voted for Trump out of resentment for lost privileges. They were no longer more entitled than blacks, women, immigrants, and the medically needy. In reality, America’s hard workers lost jobs because banks failed and the economy went into a recession. The government bailed out banks to avoid a much worse Great Depression where everybody would have been out of work. Angry American hard workers wanted a bailout too, but the Republican Congress stopped new jobs, and allowed corporations to move out of the country and hide profits overseas. Republicans deliberately slowed the economic turnaround. You would think America’s hard workers would realize that good jobs were lost by Republicans. Instead of blaming Republicans and corporate greed, workers fouled their own nest and blamed the black guy. Trump supporters are happy with Trump. Regardless of Trump’s history of anti-worker policies, they believe Trumpism will bring back corporations and good paying jobs. Ridiculous! Trumpism is pro corporate greed, not workers. Republicans are working quietly behind the glare of Trump to kill the Dodd-Frank financial reforms that would keep banks from creating the next recession. Killing regulations creates recessions. Trump tax and regulation cuts will kill jobs not bring them back. Pay attention all you hard workers. Good pay creates good jobs not tax cuts for the rich. Consumer demand creates jobs not corporate profits. You can’t buy without money in your pocket. Good jobs and good pay have never resulted from corporations making more profits. Republican propaganda has baited America’s hard workers into fighting like dogs fighting over scraps, while corporations reap record profits. Government waste is 2% of the economy. Corporate greed is 98% of economic prosperity. Corporate greed is the enemy not the guy next door. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Trump pinned the tail of elitism on donkey Democrats: In the red sea of mid-America where Trump prevails people have been sold to be outraged at elites. Trump pinned the tail of elitism on donkey Democrats because Democrats don’t know how to market their accomplishments. Elitism is a hoax. But why hide the Democrat story? Where are all the slogans that rave about Democrat success? Why didn’t Hillary extol Obama’s accomplishments, instead of vague togetherness? Parents who lost children to gun violence aren’t elites. Freedom from pollution isn’t elitism. Justice for blacks, healthcare reform, and women’s rights are not elitist. Ending the war in Iraq and capturing Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein was not elitism. Thirty million new medically insured Americans was not for elites. Equal wages for women, competitive drug prices, and extending unemployment job insurance was not about elites. How come Democrats didn’t brand Republicans as economic losers for causing recessions every twenty years? What about the do-nothing Republican Congress? Economic recovery after the Great Republican Recession wasn’t for elites. ISIS began with Bush supporting Iraqi Shiites and dismissing Saddam’s Sunni officers who became the leaders of ISIS. A hundred million average worker’s bank accounts saved by bailouts wasn’t for elites. Millions of worker’s jobs saved by helping the auto industry wasn’t for elites. Ten million jobs lost by Republicans and Obama got them all back. Republicans fought new jobs at every turn, vowed Obama failure was more important than American workers. In America’s red sea there are a hundred million blatantly racist xenophobes. Elitism appeals to haters and to the misguided who rely on Fox fake news. Democrats must tell its successes to the American people, in a loud voice, branding the message into memorable slogans. “Resist” has no passion! Where are our great Democratic leaders when we need them? Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Israel right or wrong bad US policy: The majority of nations in the UN passed a resolution condemning Israel’s “shameful” expanding settlement policy. The US decided not to veto the move, a rare step that angered Israeli far right, who immediately accused Obama of (anti-Israeli lebensraum) abandoning its closest Middle East ally in the waning days of his administration, an obvious falsehood since the US provides more than $3 billion each year to Israel, (Soon to rise to $3.8 billion per year) the biggest pledge of US military aid in history. The worldwide condemnation of Israeli expansionism was passed with support from all remaining members of the 15-member council, applause breaking out in the chamber, despite Israel lobbying and Trump tweets. The Obama administration has grown increasingly frustrated with the one-sided settlement building in the West Bank, which Israel has occupied for nearly 50 years. Public opinion polls over the past few years consistently show the vast majority of Americans favor a non-expansion Israeli settlement policy, a 2-state solution, and increasing disappointment with Netanyahu extremism. Republican complaints that the US abstention will harden right wing Israelis were met with comments that the Israeli right wing is already atrophied in support of Israeli lebensraum. Trump’s private real estate funding of the far right in Israel to settle more Palestinian land is coming from a US base run by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner (LA Times). US policy is opposed to Israeli settlements as “harmful to peace in the Middle East.” David Friedman, Trump’s long-time real estate lawyer was named ambassador to Israel. The donations are seen as a tribute to further Friedman’s settlement support policies. Funding is coming in small amounts of $5,000 here and $10,000 there, according to the IRS, so as to appear as from individuals. But Kushner represents Trump’s real estate investments and the funding will show a profit through government policies. Are we watching the same tactics used by Vice President Cheney in selling the invasion of Iraq where he made millions through his connections with Halliburton in war contracts? Nobody went to jail over Iraq War fraud, but Trump may make Cheney’s profiteering look like a piker compared to the Trump’s third-world private profit machine. Of course Trump supporters who think it was smart of Trump to cheat on his taxes may have no concerns about Trump profiting from the Presidency. Note: Trump changed his tune in early February, 2017 telling Netanyahu: “Israeli settlements are hurting the Peace Process.” Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Rules and regulations protect us from crooks: The tax code is tremendously large to curb tax cheats. The law code is colossal for similar reasons. Without rules and regulations cheating and corruption flourish. Trump is wants to destroy decades of non-partisan, consumer-protective regulations. Trump has more business conflicts than any President in American history. Trump has shown that he will cheat on his taxes, cheat on his military obligation, cheat his employees, cheat his suppliers, contractors, and even his business partners. A man who brags cheating is smart will cheat the American Taxpayer. A man that tweets about public stocks and makes billions in a stock rise is sneaky enough to cheat the American Public. A man who can make deals with foreign countries to increase the value of his own businesses will find many ways to cheat even his most fervent supporter. How do we know when we are getting ripped off by Cheater-Trump? We don’t know because Cheater-Trump hides his cheating by not showing his tax returns, not divesting himself of his business interests, and by a history of cheating everything he touches. Rules protect the air quality, employment, worker safety, contagious disease, medical care, and child abuse. Parents make rules. Society makes rules. Rule breakers are the crooks who want to cheat us. Destroying the rules and regulations is destroying democracy and cheating the citizens of America. What have you, if you gain the world, yet cannot enter the kingdom of goodness? Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.