Below is my Reply to an email from a friend. His email contained a link to an article by Thom Hartmann, the author, pundit, and Talk Show host. Hartmann detailed various illegal methods that Republicans have employed over the years in order to get elected. [Hartmann often has some great points, but his flaw (in my opinion) is that he almost always puts 99.9999% of the blame for our troubles on the Republicans. Very rarely does he ever recognize the role of Democrats in those troubles.] Plus, my friend opined that if Dems had been elected instead, a whole slew of things would be so much better. My Reply has been edited a bit for this venue.
Hartmann and his long-time false paradigm of Repub v. Dem; sorry, I don't agree. Regardless of illegalities by Repubs, the Dems are no better. Carter was elected strictly because of the backdoor doings of the Globalist Trilateral Commission (David Rockefeller's and Brzezinski's Think Tank)...he was their choice, a guy who basically came out of nowhere. They published their 1st book-length report just prior to his term: The Crisis of Democracy...written by so-called "Liberals". Their conclusion essentially was that the "Crisis" was this: America has too much democracy...and that something had to be done about it in order to preserve the Meritocracy. ["Meritocracy" is code for Oligarchy. Originally, the term meant Rule not only by those of merit, but also Rule by aristocrats...or their puppets.]
After Carter came Corporatist Clinton...enough said.
Then came the wolf in sheep's clothing, Obama. Enough said.
Now the Corporatist Schumer is one of the top Dems. He's the go-to guy for Wall Street election campaign money.
Going way back to 1960, there even are serious questions about JFK's election---shenanigans in Illinois by Richard J. Daley & Crew.
No-sir, blaming only Repubs doesn't work for me. They are only half the problem. There's only one major Party in the USA---the Corporatist Party. It has two branches, and they differ only on some social hot-button issues. When it comes to economic, monetary, fiscal, financialization, war, and Corporatist matters, they are essentially the same. Hartmann needs to wake up to that fact.
And so it goes.
The following was not in my email response.
Trump should consider writing a new book: "The Art of the Failure". He's made us a laughingstock in the world. He can't decide who he really wants working for him in the West Wing. [He keeps replacing people who not long ago were, according to him, "fantastic", "great", "wonderful", etc.] He can't stand (or work with) the Republican Top Dogs, and they can't stand him either. He has violated the Constitution at least twice. He has broken Laws that are on the books. He continues to refuse to be transparent regarding his finances, taxes, and conflicts of interest. He has zero diplomacy in his actions. He continues to beat the war drums; although, so do most of the politicians in DC. His past lies continue to surface, such as, "I'll be the best friend that the LBG community ever has had..." (paraphrased, I can't remember the exact quote), and "Mexico will pay for the Wall, guaranteed..." (paraphrased). He has alienated several of our Allies. He has yet (as of tonight, Saturday, 7-29-17) to get a major piece of legislation through Congress...even though Repubs are a majority in both Houses. He has yet to fill dozens & dozens of high-level positions in our Gov't; many of them are in the State Department. That puts us all at risk. And on & on.
All the above merely is his GASLIGHTING, in order to distract us from his political incompetence and, more importantly, from his real goal--- to make gobs of money from the Presidency...which is not an unheard of thing in American politics.
Side note, or questions regarding North Korea---
1. Does the U.S. Gov't have nuclear weapons that can reach N. Korea?
2. Does Trump appear to be a stable person?
3. Is he the one who can order the launch of nukes?
4. Has the Trump Administration threatened N. Korea in any way?
5. Given what I think are the obvious answers to those questions, is it any wonder that N. Korea wants nukes that can reach the USA?
6. Where are the political Statesmen in the present Administration???
Not only my opinion. Be Well