Nincompoop

Nincompoop, Trump
Gaslighter, Trump
F***king moron, Trump
Pathological liar, Trump
Donald J. Trump

Trump must go

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Trump’s gaslighting

Be aware and beware
Expert gaslighter at work
Donald Trump pulling strings
Manipulating the media
And FOX News too
Repeating rumor and lies
For one purpose alone
Making Trump great and richer too.

Trump must go

Gaslighting America

Gaslighting America, Why We Love It When Trump Lies to Us by Amanda Carpenter published in 2018.

“Gaslighting is far more aggressive than any of these misguided lies. It’s an elaborate scheme undertaken with the goal of gaining control over people. Trump is an expert gaslighter and what I want you to understand is that there is a very specific method to his madness.

“The term comes from a 1938 play, later made into the film Gaslight, in which a man attempts to convince his wife she is delusional in order to distract her from the murder he committed. Gaslighting is far more malicious than a little white lie; it’s a lie told in such a way that it makes the person being lied to feel crazy, and, in dramatic cases, start acting like it.

“I showed you how Trump worked through the steps when he was gaslighting people about Obama’s birth certificate. Those very same steps are almost always present in his political attacks. Here they are:

  • Stake a claim
  • Advance and deny
  • Create suspense
  • Discredit the opponent
  • Win

“There it is, Trump’s gaslighting method, which he has used time and again. This is how he achieves the true goal of every megamanipulator: attaining complete control over his environment and the people in it. It’s enough to drive sane people mad if they don’t understand how it works and why he uses it. But now that you have this book, you won’t be one of them.”

Gaslighting is difficult to counter. Trump has been perfecting his technique his entire life and he is good at it. We are going to have to live with it because he is not going away even if successfully impeached. Be aware and beware.

Trump must go

Liberal Republican

I am a liberal Republican, perhaps the last; I am not a Democrat. My ideas will find no support among the current GOP membership and I am more liberal than many Democrats. However, FDR saved the Republican Party and capitalism in the 1930s and it is now necessary to save capitalism again from its excesses and from the current wrecking crew in Washington, DC.

Therefore:

  • I favor universal single-payer healthcare.
  • I favor increasing Social Security benefits by 10% annually for the next 5 years.
  • I favor a guaranteed annual minimum income for all US adults.
  • I favor taxing capital gains at a higher rate than earned income.
  • I favor an estate tax of 90% after all beneficiaries receive $5 million in benefits.
  • I favor a wealth tax of 0.5% annually on all wealth above $100,000.
  • I favor increasing the Federal graduated income tax to a top rate of 70%+.
  • I favor a Robin Hood tax on all financial transactions on Wall Street.
  • And finally, I favor taxing all wealth hidden in offshore accounts by criminals and some of the 1%.

Except for hard assets such as gold, silver and diamonds, all the world’s wealth and who owns it is recorded in one of three repositories. If the governments of the world acted together, they could force those repositories to divulge their secrets, and tax avoidance could be ended. I believe that everything I support could be funded if we increase taxes modestly and tax the wealth that currently is untaxed.

Trump must go