Saturday, January 28, 2017

Trump Lies, or Alternative Facts

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Trump-speak took a turn towards the world of 1984 this week as Kellyanne Conway coined the phrase "Alternative Facts" - otherwise known as "Lies." This happened after a press conference by Trump's spokesperson, Sean Spicer, in which he stated that in spite of factual pictures to the contrary, "This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”

From CNN Politics:
In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," host Chuck Todd pressed Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway about why the White House on Saturday had sent Spicer to the briefing podium for the first time to claim that "this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period."
"You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving -- Sean Spicer, our press secretary -- gave alternative facts," she said.
Todd responded: "Alternative facts aren't facts, they are falsehoods."
Conway then tried to pivot to policy points. But later in the interview, Todd pressed Conway again on why the White House sent Spicer out to make false claims about crowd size, asking: "What was the motive to have this ridiculous litigation of crowd size?"
"Your job is not to call things ridiculous that are said by our press secretary and our president. That's not your job," Conway said.
Todd followed up: "Can you please answer the question? Why did he do this? You have not answered it -- it's only one question."
Conway said: "I'll answer it this way: Think about what you just said to your viewers. That's why we feel compelled to go out and clear the air and put alternative facts out there."
Trump himself directed Spicer to go to the White House briefing room to talk about the inauguration crowd size, Conway told CNN's Athena Jones on Sunday.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Women's March

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It was epic, it was sweeping, it was historic, and it helped millions of men, women, and children around the world get over the worst election in American history.

Will it change the fact that Donald Trump is President? No. Will it send a message to conservatives that we will not sit down and shut up and let them run the show? Yes! So at least there is hope that someone is paying attention.

From New York Mag: "Don't Let Anybody Tell You the Marches Didn't Matter
It matters that Trump drew a sparse crowd to inaugural festivities that he had billed beforehand as a historic, Jacksonian uprising of The People. And it matters much more that millions of Americans came out on a Saturday to register their protest. It is not only catharsis, though catharsis is better than depression. The message has been heard by the political class, Republican and Democratic alike.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Anti-Trump Faction Called "Special Snowflakes"

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After eight years of listening to GOP complaints about President Obama being "illegitimate" and Congress trying to stonewall or reverse his legacy, it is quite surprising that they can turn around and label anyone anti-Trump to be a "special snowflake" in search of special treatment.

Talking head Tomi Lahren of the conservative rag The Blaze explained:

Usage by Conservatives:

So this is where we are. While I'd rather be labeled a "Snowflake" than a "Libtard" or "Obamabot," calling us that will only help The Resistance and lead to a "blizzard of trouble" for President Trump.

Countdown to #Trump Inauguration

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The last week of our great nation before Donald Trump is inaugurated has been kind of a train wreck - for him.

Meryl Streep at the Golden Globe Awards:

President Obama's Last Speech

Michelle Obama's Last Speech

Trump's Press Conference

Alec Baldwin as Trump