Author: Kwotable

Why a ‘Trump News Network’ Makes So Much More Sense Than a Trump Presidency

IMAGE CREDIT: DAILYKOS.COM In the early days of the 2016 presidential election cycle, members of the Republican ‘establishment,’ along with many more people, felt that a Trump presidency was an almost laughable idea. After all, Donald Trump was still pushing the blatant lie that President Obama was not born in the United States when he was entering the race. That in itself, many thought, would be a disqualifying factor in Trump’s effort to take the White House. Fast-forward to today, and so many more people are wondering how Trump has actually become the Republican nominee for president, when his lies and baseless accusations have only multiplied exponentially. Two major factors can be attributed to the rise of Trump’s political fortunes–perhaps the biggest is the existence of such do-nothing government leeches like Mitch McConnell, who has become America’s biggest ‘welfare recipient.‘ The second important reason for Trump’s rise is his grasp of how media and social networking function in the modern era. If Twitter existed ten years ago, a candidate for any office, yet alone president, would likely be disqualified from running after Tweeting just one of Trump’s insulting Tweets–but it is all different now, and Trump is smart enough to know it. New York magazine puts the idea that Trump is really angling to Launch the Trump News Network in this insightful excerpt from their August 17, 2016 online issue: Pundits of all political persuasions found this strategy...

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Release Your Taxes, Donald Trump–What the Heck Do You Have to Lose?

CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 21: REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP SPEAKS WHILE FORMALLY ACCEPTING HIS PARTY’S NOMINATION ON THE FOURTH DAY OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION ON JULY 21, 2016. (PHOTO BY JOHN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES) Donald Trump has repeatedly refused to release his tax returns this election cycle, despite a push from both sides of the aisle. He claims an audit by the IRS is preventing him from keeping with a protocol followed by major presidential nominees since the 1970s. But that’s not really true: No law prevents Trump from releasing his returns during an audit, and the IRS has already completed audits of his returns from 2002 through 2008. Like all other citizens, U.S. presidents enjoy this protection of their privacy. Since the early 1970s, however, most presidents have chosen to release their returns publicly. In the hope of making this information more widely available, the Tax History Project at Tax Analysts has compiled an archive of presidential tax returns. Knowing this, it is clear that any serious candidate for President of the United States would willingly hand over their tax records–unless something ugly is hiding inside their returns. Here are five things that could actually be hiding in Trump’s taxes, according to TheStreet.com: 1. He doesn’t pay any taxes at all. “I think the biggest likelihood is that the returns show him with relatively little income, and paying little in...

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African Americans Actually Do Have a ‘Hell of a Lot to Lose’ under a President Trump

Donald Trump, in an attempt to get votes from the African American population recently made a desperate appeal to this much-needed voter base, by saying this at a Michigan rally: To those hurting, I say: What do you have to lose by trying something new? I say it again, what do you have to lose? Look, what do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs. 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose? . . .   We have read many reviews and critiques of Trump’s shockingly-insulting attempt to gain votes from the African American population, specifically, and feel that Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post has best summarized just exactly what minorities do have to lose under a President Trump – here is an excerpt: Let’s, however, return to the question he posed: What do African Americans have to lose by electing Trump? Let’s count the ways. 1) Trump has championed a strict law-and-order agenda that rejects the suggestion there are legitimate complaints in the African American community about policing. He is a lightning rod for racial animus and tension, falsely accusing cities with large African American populations to be crime havens. With Trump, we’d lack a president who had any conception that there is a problem with policing in minority communities or any...

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Colin Powell–Who Lied Us into a Deadly and Illegal War with Iraq for Political Reasons–Should Keep His Nose out of Politics

US Secretary of State Colin Powell addresses the United Nations Security Council on February 5, 2003. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images The level of hypocrisy and manipulation of facts in American politics today is hard to grasp. Politicians, by definition, have never been considered the best sources of reliable facts or as consistent promoters of a set of core principles. But the level to which this dishonesty has risen over the years, and been demonstrated in the current presidential election cycle, goes way beyond what most of us can remember. The manipulation of reality is especially prevalent when the topic of terrorism is being discussed. For example, Rudy Giulani, who presided as mayor of NYC during the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history (while George W. Bush was also president of the United States), recently said this, as reported by CNN: “Under those eight years before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States. They all started when (Hillary) Clinton and Obama got into office.” Rudy Giuliani, Monday, August 15, 2016 in Ohio, where Donald Trump delivered a speech on radical Islamic terrorism. And the current Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, is infamous for telling untruths about terrorism, as reported here, by FactCheck.org, among others. But Colin Powell, who, as U.S. Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, has made false statements many believe allowed the war...

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Is Trump’s True Intent to Launch the Trump News Network?

For weeks now, the staff at Kwotable has been discussing–almost non-stop–the perplexing presidential campaign of one Donald J. Trump. We always seem to end up with more questions than we do answers. Here is just a sampling of these questions: -In the face of his anemic poll numbers, will Trump just drop out of the race, as he hates to lose at anything, no less a shot at the top job in the land? -Is Trump just so enamored with the attention he gets at his rallies and the fact that he is protected by the Secret Service, that he will remain in the race regardless of his chances? -Why, on Earth, does Trump seem to create unnecessary turmoil for his campaign–such as publicly criticizing a Gold Star mom–on what has become an almost daily basis? -Why does Trump have what has been called a ‘non-existent ground-game strategy?’ -Why has the Trump campaign had two major staff shake-ups so late in the game, when Trump never even seems to take their advice? -And finally: Does Trump really want to win the presidential election? But then, with reports that recently fired Fox News Chief, Roger Ailes, may be working with the Trump campaign (the campaign denies this) and the recent demotion of Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manfort, so that room can be made for a new campaign chief, the media firebrand behind the Breitbart News website, Stephen K....

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Former Casino Owner Trump Says He Can’t Win Because The Game Is ‘Rigged’

For weeks, a theme of Trump’s campaign has been that America — everything from the economy to the schedule of fall debates — is “rigged” against him and his voters. Lately, he’s added “the election” to that list. But the funny thing is, that when he won the primary vote, he said he didn’t care that “it is rigged” because he won, as is evidenced by this video:   So, now that he is saying that the general election is “rigged,” who should really believe him? Especially when Trump has owned Atlantic City Casinos–businesses that know how to favor the ‘house’–and has still lost big time at that, as reported by The Washington Post. With Trump, it just seems impossible to know if he is placing a winning bet or bluffing all the way to...

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Mitch McConnell Delivers Deadly Zika Virus Sting to a Baby

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks onto the stage holding a gun before speaking at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. Thursday marks the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) One of our most-read editorials is about the idea that Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, is the biggest welfare recipient of the United States, because he receives a paycheck from the U.S. Government of over $193,000 per year while he has stated publicly he intends to do as little work as possible. Now, if you are a partisan Republican, you may agree with McConnell’s concept of blocking all the opposition wishes to accomplish, however, it you truly care about the health and well-being of the American public, you may just cringe at this news from Fortune magazine: A Texas Baby Just Became the First Known Person to Die From Zika in the U.S. The baby was born a few weeks ago with microcephaly. The Zika virus outbreak claimed its first known life in the United States when a baby who tested positive for the virus and developed birth defects died in Texas, health officials said Tuesday. The baby was born in a Houston-area Harris County hospital several weeks ago...

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