In modern times it all really started to get bad when Richard Nixon moved to counteract the power enjoyed by Democratic progressives like John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Robert Kennedy, who in large part, were the albinos responsible for the Civil Rights Laws enacted by the U.S. Congress. But these laws angered the degenerate Albinos of the Confederate South - who were also Democrats.
In American politics, southern strategy refers to methods the Republican Party used to gain political support in the South by appealing to the racism against African Americans harbored by many southern white voters. As the African American Civil Rights Movement and dismantling of Jim Crow laws in the 1950s and 1960s visibly deepened pre-existing racial tensions in much of the Southern United States, Republican politicians such as presidential candidate Richard Nixon and Senator Barry Goldwater developed strategies that successfully contributed to the political realignment of many white, conservative voters in the South to the Republican Party that had traditionally supported the Democratic Party.
In 1980, Republican candidate Ronald Reagan made a much-noted appearance at the Neshoba County Fair. His speech there contained the phrase "I believe in states' rights" and was cited as evidence that the Republican Party was building upon the Southern strategy again. Reagan's campaigns used racially coded rhetoric, making attacks on the "welfare state" and leveraging resentment towards affirmative action. Dan Carter explains "Reagan showed that he could use coded language with the best of them, lambasting welfare queens, busing, and affirmative action as the need arose." During his 1976 and 1980 campaigns Reagan employed stereotypes of welfare recipients, often invoking the case of a "welfare queen" with a large house and a Cadillac using multiple names to collect over $150,000 in tax-free income. Aistrup described Reagan's campaign statements as "seemingly race neutral" but explained how whites interpret this in a racial manner, citing a DNC funded study conducted by CRG Communications. Though Reagan didn't overtly mention the race of the welfare recipient, the unstated impression in whites' minds were black people and Reagan's rhetoric resonated with Southern white perceptions of black people.
The top "Tax Producing States" shown in table below, contribute the most in tax revenues relative to the services they consume. They usually vote Democratic. The "Tax Dependent States" (Welfare States) listed below, consume the most in government services relative to the taxes they pay. And they usually vote Republican.
Trump’s campaign can best be understood not as an outlier but as the latest manifestation of the Southern Strategy, which the Republican Party has deployed for a half-century to shore up its support in the old Confederate states by appeals to racial resentment and white solidarity.
Trump enjoys a commanding lead in all the South Carolina polls. A recent one by Public Policy Polling was especially illuminating in showing, in the pollsters’ words, just how much “Trump’s support in South Carolina is built on a base of voters among whom religious and racial intolerance pervades.”
This intolerance is manifested not just in support for Trump’s go-to issues of restricting immigration from Mexico and by Muslims, but also in anti-black attitudes and nostalgia for the slave South. Thirty-eight percent of Trump supporters told PPP they wish the South had won the Civil War, while only 24 percent said they’re pleased that the North prevailed. Trump is the only candidate in South Carolina’s Republican field for whom that’s true.
The United States since its founding in 1776 has always been a land conquered by a dichotomy of Albinos. Half of them are intelligent enough to know that they (European and American Albinos) are a small minority of the world’s people, so they tend to take a Humanist "live and let live" approach to others. While the other half tend to be xenophobic, greedy, murderous, and with aggressive fear of others that routinely leads to atrocities of violence: (they think themselves so weak and vulnerable that they need not restrain themselves in their abuse of others to - in their opinion - defend themselves). "Defend themselves" seems to be a cover-all for unrestrained violence.
Consequently Albinos have murdered about 90 million Black and Mongol Americans since they discovered the hemisphere. Those that they did not kill, they sought to enslave. Albinos expelled/imported Black Europeans into slavery. They also imported Africans into slavery.
After their murderous deeds, the Albinos tried to pass-off their White and near-White Mulattoes as the original Native Americans. (All over the World, Albinos use their power over information to pass-off their White and near-White Mulattoes as the original native people: i. e. Egyptians, North Africans, Middle Easterners, Arabs, Persians, Hawaiians and other Polynesians etc.).
The Tuskegee Syphilis experiment:
The Tuskegee Syphilis experiment was an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service studying the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African-American men in Alabama under the guise of receiving free health care from the United States government.
The Public Health Service started working on this study in 1932, in collaboration with Tuskegee University, a historically black college in Alabama. Investigators enrolled in the study a total of 600 impoverished, African American sharecroppers from Macon County, Alabama. Of these men, 399 had previously contracted syphilis before the study began, and 201 did not have the disease. The men were given free medical care, meals, and free burial insurance for participating in the study. After funding for treatment was lost, the study was continued without informing the men they would never be treated. None of the men infected were ever told they had the disease, and none were treated with penicillin even after the antibiotic became proven for the treatment of syphilis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the men were told they were being treated for "bad blood", a local term for various illnesses that include syphilis, anemia, and fatigue.
So how silly are some U.S. Blacks, the Albinos came to the Americas, killed off as many of the indigenous Blacks and Mongols (but mostly Blacks) as they could. Then imported African Slaves to replace the Blacks and Mongols that they had slaughtered. Then they put it in a neat package by telling the surviving Blacks that they were all descended from the African Slaves (perhaps 10% actually are). Having no way to keep their own history, it is understandable that they believed the Albinos on this account.
But U.S. Blacks know well the history and deeds of the sick half of the Albinos. Those people murdered and enslaved millions upon millions of Blacks and other non-Albinos. And when they could no longer do those foul things, they satisfied themselves with oppressing non-Albinos at every turn: denying them human rights, a job (income), legal justice, societal freedoms: and every now and then, they got a chance to murder by (hanging) a Black.
So now in modern times, the Albinos tell Blacks what their population is; and they believe it. That makes no sense, modern Blacks know the history of their Albino rulers, yet they believe Albinos when they tell Blacks what their population strength is - Knowing full well that in a democracy their population strength translates directly to political power. There can be only one explanation: Stockholm syndrome!
The Albinos are many things, but stupid is not one of them. Yet many Blacks believe them stupid enough to tell the people they oppress (Blacks) their true population strength, which in a Democracy means political power. Clearly those gullible Blacks suffer from some malady, it is called Stockholm syndrome: which is clinically described as a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy, and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with their captors. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the abuse endured by the victims, who essentially mistake periods where there is no abuse from their captors, for acts of kindness.
When Barack Obama was elected, Albinos took credit for it; they said it was Albinos who elected him. Meaning of course that the small Black vote was of little consequence. The Albinos said that Obama, in his first election, won 43% of the white vote, then he got 39% in 2012 but still won easily - how could that be?
Luckily the 2016 election of Donald Trump gives us a chance to statistically examine who actually voted for whom and in what numbers. But firstly, the 2016 election reaffirmed that the Albinos who murdered and enslaved Black and Mongol natives to take the Americas, still rule the Americas - when allowed. Albinos of every stripe voted for Donald Trump in maximum numbers (Republicans enjoyed their max. race-based turnout - including Hispanics)....
But which is still much lower than the (maximum Democratic vote:) 69+ million
BTW - The evil Albinos vented themselves and indicated their anger and frustration over having a Black president; by Albino police Officers gunning down unarmed Blacks in the streets.
So if we compare the numbers from Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012, where we had MAX. Black AND Albino turnout, to Hillary Clinton's Loss: which had an unenthusiastic Black turnout, as well as a disinterested non-Albino Hispanic vote: we can guesstimate the strength of the Black AND Albino vote. (Keep in mind that because of Trumps statements about Mexicans, there was a heightened Hispanic vote for Clinton in some states).
George H. W. Bush
Total U.S vote
|44,909,806 - 43.01%||39,104,550 - 37.45%||19,743,821 - 18.91%||
Total U.S vote
|47,400,125 - 49.24%||39,198,755 - 40.71%||8,085,402 - 8.40%||
George W. Bush
Total U.S vote
|50,456,002 - 47.87%||50,999,897 - 48.38%||
George W. Bush
Total U.S vote
|62,040,610 - 50.73%||59,028,444 - 48.27%||
Total U.S vote
PLEASE NOTE: The Albinos will never tell you this but:
Barack OBAMA RECEIVED MORE VOTES THAN ANY OTHER CANDIDATE IN HISTORY!
When Obama won in 2008, they told us that White women, Young Albinos, Hispanics, and Asians were responsible for Obama's victory: with Albino men and everyone else voting for Romney. They told us that in (2008) Obama got: 95% of the Black vote, Macain got 4%, Hispanics 66% - 31%, Albinos 43% - 55% Female 56%, 25% Evangelical voters.
Total U.S vote
PLEASE NOTE: The Albinos will never tell you this but:
Even after loosing 4 million votes:
Barack OBAMA STILL RECEIVED MORE VOTES THAN ANY OTHER CANDIDATE IN HISTORY!
Total U.S vote
Not yet known
See updated numbers (Dec. 2016) below:
COMPARISON OF 2012 and 2016 Elections
Obama + indicates where Obama got more votes than Clinton
Clinton + indicates where Clinton got more votes than Obama
Note: Hispanic/Latin means - Someone coming originally from an area where Spanish is spoken and especially from Mexico/Central & South America. These people are not monolithic: they include Blacks, Albinos, and Mulattoes. They also have the same racial issues as the whole of the Americas.
The Albinos tell us that Blacks voted 88% - 8% for Clinton, Hispanics voted 65% - 29% for Clinton, Asian 65% - 29% for Clinton.
They say that Blue collar Albinos abandoned the Democrats and voted for Trump, as did Suburban Albino women, because the Democrats failed them on Jobs and Social Issues.
If Albinos changed their vote - WHERE DID IT GO?
Obama angers midwest voters with guns and religion remark. By Ed Pilkington in New York Monday 14 April 2008
Barack Obama was forced onto the defensive at the weekend over unguarded comments he made about small-town voters across the midwest. Obama was caught in an uncharacteristic moment of loose language.
The comments were seized on by his rival for the Democratic party candidacy, Hillary Clinton, who saw in them the hope of reviving her flagging campaign by turning voters in the important Pennsylvania primary on April 22 against what she classed as Obama's revealed "elitism".
"I was taken aback by the demeaning remarks Senator Obama made about people in small-town America," she said on Saturday. "His remarks are elitist and out of touch." Clinton campaigners in North Carolina handed out stickers saying: "I'm not bitter."
Obama understood the so-called "Heart Land" Albino. He knew they would never vote for him - and they didn't. But Hillary Clinton thought that because she was also an Albino - and a woman, they would vote for her: but she was wrong. To them, she had been tainted by non-racism and progressive politics.
BUT THE BLACK VOTE "DID" CHANGE!
Clearly the only difference in voting patterns is the approx. 9 million Black voters for Obama, who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton.
So if about 9 million Black voters stayed home, and 88% of Black voters still voted for Hillary Clinton, then what is the total size of Black voters?
Well if we use the Albinos own percentages: if 9 million represents the 12% of Blacks who DIDN'T vote for Hillary Clinton, then the Black vote would be approx. 75 million. Which may or may not be a serious number, but it does prove that the Albinos numbers are pure bullshit!
Initial vote counts were preliminary and taken from Wikipedia Nov. 2016. As of Dec. 2, 2016 those totals were updated to reflect the following: Hillary Clinton received 65,127,332 people votes and 232 Electoral College Votes. Donald Trump received 62,621,132 people votes and 306 Electoral College Votes. Though the actual numbers changed, the relationships of the numbers did not significantly change.
Strangely - though the total Democratic vote count is the same as before: Donald Trump and the Republicans seem to have found about 2 million more voters that did NOT come from dissatisfied Democrats: (Democratic numbers remained the SAME!). Historically these voters did not exist before - so where did they come from? As of this date, there are many calls for a recount in some states; perhaps the results of these recounts will solve the mystery of the new Albino Republican voters.
The Electoral College
The founding fathers established it in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.
The Founders’ College
Hans von Spakovsky, noted in a paper on the Electoral College: “In creating the basic architecture of the American government, the Founders struggled to satisfy each state’s demand for greater representation while attempting to balance popular sovereignty against the risk posed to the minority from majoritarian rule.”
Some elements of the Electoral College, such as the indirect vote through intermediaries, were hotly debated at the 1787 Constitutional Convention. It was eventually justified in part as a stopgap to potentially reverse the vote if the people elected a criminal, traitor, or similar kind of heinous person. The Founders wanted to empower democratic elements in the American system, but they feared a kind of pure, unrestrained democracy that had brought down great republics of the past.
Alexander Hamilton defended the Electoral College in Federalist 68. He argued that it was important for the people as a whole to have a great deal of power in choosing their president, but it was also “desirable” that “the immediate election should be made by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice.”
Hamilton also wrote that this system of intermediaries would produce a greater amount of stability, and that an “ … intermediate body of electors will be much less apt to convulse the community with any extraordinary or violent movements, than the choice of one who was himself to be the final object of the public wishes.”
As students of ancient history, the Founders feared the destructive passions of direct democracy, and as recent subjects of an overreaching monarch, they equally feared the rule of an elite unresponsive to the will of the people. The Electoral College was a compromise, neither fully democratic nor aristocratic.
The Constitution states:
“Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of senators and representatives to which the state may be entitled in the Congress.”
Today: the United States Electoral College is a mechanism established by Article Two of the United States Constitution in the indirect United States presidential election system to select the President of the United States and Vice President of the United States. Citizens of the United States vote in each state at a general election to choose a slate of "electors" pledged to vote for a party's candidate.
The Twelfth Amendment requires each elector to cast one vote for president and another vote for vice president. In each state and the District of Columbia, electors are chosen every four years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, and then meet to cast ballots on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December. The candidates who receive an absolute majority of electoral votes among the states are elected President and Vice President of the United States when the Electoral College vote is certified by Congress in January.
There are currently a total of 538 electors, corresponding to the 435 Representatives, the 100 Senators, plus three electors for the District of Columbia as provided for in the Twenty-third Amendment. Each state chooses electors amounting to the combined total of its Senators and Representatives. The Constitution bars any federal official, elected or appointed, from being an elector. The Office of the Federal Register is charged with administering the Electoral College. In most elections, the Electoral College has elected the candidate who received the most popular votes nationwide, except in four elections, 1824, 1876, 1888, and 2000.
Final Update Jan. 2017
After watching the Euronews, we were mildly surprised to find that the Europeans were also promoting the Albino lie that angry "BLUE COLLAR WORKERS" needing jobs elected Trump.
They use that lie to explain why his supporters don't seem to care about his obvious mental instability and clear incompetence.
First of all - for those simple-minded enough to believe Albinos:
The current jobless rate in the U.S. is 4.7% THE LOWEST IN DECADES!
As for it being that Trump was elected by laid-off Manufacturing workers:
Today - Manufacturing workers are less than 10% of the U.S. workforce.
There just isn't that many laid-off manufacturing workers to make much difference politically.
SO WHO DID ELECT TRUMP - AND WHY?
As we keep saying: the Albino RABBLE!.
WHY - Albino hatred and resentment of a Black ruler.
HERE ARE THE FACTS:
Just 6 states changing from Democratic to Republican won the election for Trump:
But is that the full story?
For you see, in 5 of those states, Trump got LESS votes than Obama did when he ran, and WON those states.
The formal admission of someone to office; the beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period.
January 20, 2017: Donald Trump is inaugurated with a public approval rating of about 40%. He won the 2016 election with 46.1% of the vote. This means that even the hate-filled, Barack Obama (Black President) hating/resenting "Good people" (self-defined) of the U.S. heartland and constituents, are starting to have second thoughts: Perhaps coded promises to keep those non-Albinos in their place, is not sufficient reason or qualification to elect someone president of the United States after all.
Many seem particularly troubled that Obamacare might actually be repealed! Apparently they thought that Trump, as was so often the case, was simply lying to drum up support, but would never actually do it: knowing that so many of them depend on it (Obamacare) for their medical insurance.
Of course that's what happens when liars have intercourse: each has a hard time figuring out when the other is telling the truth, and when they are lying. America's "Good People" didn't really want Obamacare repealed, they just wanted to hate on Obama: but Trump didn't know that, so he gave the go-ahead to repeal Obamacare. Of course their effort will fail, simply because they lack the intelligence to develop a replacement.
Likewise - Trump knew that there is no way to force a sovereign country to pay for something (Mexico - the Wall), unless you go to war and defeat them militarily. But his supporters didn't, so imagine their surprise when he told them that "THEY" would have to pay for the Wall - if it's built at all.
But most troubling: Americas "Good people" (self-defined) of the U.S. heartland, don't really want another military intervention in the Middle East, they were just saying those things (lying) to hate on Obama: wonder if Donald Trump knows that?
(Population by Race)
PURE BULLSHIT TOO
Clearly the Albinos know the real numerical strength and power of Black America...
And they're trying to stop it.
After returning home from World War II, veteran Medgar Evers decided to vote in a Mississippi election. But when he and some other black ex-servicemen attempted to vote, a white mob stopped them. "All we wanted to be was ordinary citizens," Evers later related. "We fought during the war for America, Mississippi included. Now, after the Germans and Japanese hadn't killed us, it looked as though the white Mississippians would."
The most basic right of a citizen in a democracy is the right to vote. Without this right, people can be easily ignored and even abused by their government. This, in fact, is what happened to Black American citizens living in the South following Civil War Reconstruction. Despite the 14th and 15th amendments guaranteeing the civil rights of black Americans, their right to vote was systematically taken away by white supremacist state governments.
The election of Barack Obama began a new round of attempts to keep Blacks from voting. Black voter suppression laws were enacted in Florida, Illinois, Texas, Virginia, Alabama, Kansas, Tennessee, Arizona, Nebraska, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, among others - even states in the North.
Today Federal courts struck down restrictive voting laws in Kansas and Wisconsin. And in a particularly important decision, the fourth circuit court of appeals delivered a stinging rebuke to North Carolina’s egregious vote suppression law. As the court observed, North Carolina legislators didn’t even try to hide the core purpose of the law: to stop Black Americans from getting to the polls.
Pamela Ramsey Taylor the director of West Virginia nonprofit agency Clay County Development (provides aid to elderly and low-income) posted to her Facebook a comment targeting first lady Michelle Obama. It said “It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified first lady in the White House,” “I’m tired of seeing an ape in heels.” Clay city Mayor Beverly Whaling hit the comment section with: “Just made my day, Pam.”
August 1, 2016
Melania Trump (right) models for a January 1997 issue of France's Max Magazine.
Melania Trump in the January 1997 issue of Max Magazine.Photo: Alé de Basseville
Melania’s sexy photo spread appeared in the January 1996 issue of Max,
a French men’s magazine that went out of business in 2006.
Officials of the County responded to requests for comment thusly: “It wasn’t necessarily a joke, but it was stupid,” said Clay County Sheriff Garrett Samples, who The Washington Post said didn’t believe the comments were meant to be racist. “I’ve never heard either of them say anything racial before.” Town clerk Tina Goode agreed, blaming Hillary Clinton supporters for causing the whole incident to go viral. “It wasn’t right, what was posted. We’re not like that,” she said. “They are good women, and I don’t think they meant anything by it. We’re not a racist town.” But 16-year-old resident Katie Payne, who is Black, told The Washington Post that comments like the ones made by Taylor and Wheeling are made quite often in the town. However, “normally when people say things like that around here, it’s swept under the rug.”
Whaling issued a statement where she also stated that she is in no way racist.“My comment was not intended to be racist at all,” she wrote to The Washington Post. “I was referring to my day being made for change in the White House! I am truly sorry for any hard feeling this may have caused! Those who know me know that I’m not of any way racist! Again, I would like to apologize for this getting out of hand!” As for Taylor, she is deflecting: Taylor has said that sadly, she and her children have received death threats. She called the response to her comments a “hate crime against me” and said she was planning to sue those allegedly slandering and libeling her.
Ebonics (or Black English) is a derisive term derived from Ebony - which is a Black wood - and Phonics - which strives to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out, or, in phonics terms, blending the sound-spelling patterns. Officially called "African American Vernacular English", it shares a large portion of its grammar and phonology with the rural dialects of the Southern United States. Several creolists, including William Stewart, John Dillard and John Rickford, argue that AAVE shares enough characteristics with African Creole languages spoken around the world that AAVE itself may be an English-based creole language separate from English; however, mainstream linguists maintain that there are no significant parallels, and that AAVE is, in fact, a demonstrable variety of the English language, having features that can be traced back mostly to the nonstandard British English of early settlers in the American South. As with all linguistic forms, its usage is influenced by education, age, status, and location. Because Northern Ghettos are to a large part, populated by Southern migrants, Ebonics is commonly spoken there. Michelle Obama was born to a middle-class family in Chicago, Illinois.
Please make note: Michelle Herren is a Blonde, Overweight,
Middle-aged, Unattractive, Albino Woman. It will all come together later in this page.
June Pridmore had been at the bank as the senior vice president of loan operations since 2008. "I voted [Trump] in," Pridmore wrote, in part, in a Facebook post. "I like him. He has a beautiful wife unlike the ugly and embarrassing woman (for lack of a better word), in the White House now. Ms. Trump's face would make Michele (sic) Obama (sic) a Sunday face."
"I'm certainly glad [Trump] he has a lot of money because she he (sic) won't be bought out like Barack (sic), socialist Muslim Obama (sic) or his wife or all those host of relatives they have in the Whitehouse (sic) for US to support," she continued before adding, "They have sponged the US of money flying to every single location in which they could vacation, taking the Grandmother with them. ....Oh yes, and let us NOT forget they flew the family dog on a SEPARATE plane. If any idiot out there thinks that is justified, you deserved him as president. "I prefer a man who can buy Michele (sic) and Barack and sell them several times over." After the comments sparked significant backlash, the bank launched an investigation.
The banks statement: "We appreciate the concerns shared about offensive social media comments that were made through an associate's personal Facebook account. We want you to know that we share those concerns. Those comments do not reflect our values as a company or the way we do business. The associate is no longer an employee of the company," said Bank spokesperson Jeremy King.
|Louise Henry Hoover (March 29, 1874 – January 7, 1944) was the wife of President of the United States Herbert Hoover and served as First Lady from 1929 to 1933.||Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, having held the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office.|
|Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Truman (née Wallace; February 13, 1885 – October 18, 1982) was the wife of U.S. President Harry S. Truman and First Lady of the United States from 1945 to 1953.||Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower (November 14, 1896 – November 1, 1979) was the wife of United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and First Lady of the United States from 1953 to 1961.||Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy (née Bouvier, July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.|
|Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson (née Taylor, December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States (1963–69), as the wife of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson.||Thelma Catherine "Pat" Nixon (née Ryan; March 16, 1912 – June 22, 1993) was the wife of Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States, and First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974.||Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Ford (née Bloomer; April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011) was First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, as the wife of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford.|
|Eleanor Rosalynn Carter (née Smith; born August 18, 1927) is the wife of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, and in that capacity served as the First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981.||Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins; July 6, 1921 – March 6, 2016) was an American actress, and the wife of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. She served as the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.||Barbara Bush (née Pierce; born June 8, 1925) is the wife of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, and served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993.|
|Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton born October 26, 1947) is an American politician who was the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, U.S. Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She was the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.||Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is the wife of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, and was the First Lady from 2001 to 2009.|
|Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer, writer, and First Lady of the United States. She is married to the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady.||Melania Knauss Trump (born Melanija Knavs; April 26, 1970; anglicized to Melania Knauss) is a Slovene-born American former model who is married to American businessman and President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump.|
Lovely ladies all, but certainly none a paragon of beauty. As well they should not be, because the essence of leadership is competence and ability, not beauty. So why this deep visceral hatred reaction to the first Black First Lady? The Albinos have always proposed the Blonde haired, Blue eyed female as the epitome of beauty. But of course, those attributes are really the symptoms of Type II Albinism (OCA-2). So in a modern world where Albinos no longer control the conversation, and thus can no longer propose the false beauty of a genetically defective Albino: some Albino females (especially the Blonde ones) are likely to feel intimidated, angered, and feel repudiated, by a physically strong and attractive Black woman: who is also quite accomplished and popular.
The modern Albino Rabble - Like their ancestors before them, who happily offered themselves up for slaughter in the U.S. Civil War, with no hope of material gain. But rather, only for the solace of feeling that as marginalized and fodderized as they may be, they were still better than the Black Slave.
Now, after all they have sacrificed that would have been in furtherance of their own interests: first to support the Plantation Planter Class, and now Republican Race Politics: convinced always that it was all in the furtherance of Albino solidarity. Feeling betrayed, and having rebelled with the creation of the "Tea Party" they must now feel empowered that they were able to bring in someone with new promises to uplift them. Thus the apparent euphoria for the election of Donald Trump: but as we all know, suckers are suckers, and suckers never learn. The only question is how will they be used and abused by their new King. The Humanist can only hope that they will not be encouraged to digress to their natural reaction - violence.
First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th and current President, Barack Obama.
A product of Chicago public schools, Michelle Robinson studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1988, she joined the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she later met Barack Obama, the man who would become the love of her life.
After a few years, Mrs. Obama decided her true calling was working with people to serve their communities and their neighbors.
She served as assistant commissioner of planning and development in Chicago's City Hall before becoming the founding executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program that prepares youth for public service.
In 1996, Mrs. Obama joined the University of Chicago with a vision of bringing campus and community together. As Associate Dean of Student Services, she developed the university's first community service program, and under her leadership as Vice President of Community and External Affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center, volunteerism skyrocketed.
Her 2012 book American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America is based on her experiences with the garden and promotes healthy eating.
Melania Trump (born Melanija Knavs), also known as Melania Knauss) is a Slovene-American former model who is married to American businessman and President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump. Born in Slovenia, she became a permanent resident of the United States in 2001 and a citizen in 2006.
She is to assume the role of First Lady of the United States on January 20, 2017. She will be the second foreign-born First Lady of the United States, following Louisa Adams in 1825.
Melanija Knavs was born in Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia (then part of Yugoslavia) on April 26, 1970. She is the daughter of Amalija (née Ulčnik) and Viktor Knavs, who managed car and motorcycle dealerships for a state-owned vehicle manufacturer. Her father was from the nearby town of Radeče. Her mother came from the village of Raka, and was a patternmaker at the children's clothing manufacturer "Jutranjka" in Sevnica. Trump has a sister and an older half-brother, whom she reportedly has never met, from her father's previous relationship.
She grew up in a modest apartment in a housing block in Sevnica, in Slovenia's Lower Sava Valley. When she was a teenager, the family moved to a two-story house in Sevnica, and as a high school student, she lived in a high-rise apartment in Ljubljana.
Trump attended the Secondary School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana and studied at the University of Ljubljana for one year before dropping out. Trump speaks six languages fluently: Serbo-Croatian, English, French, Italian, German, and her native Slovene. Trump began modeling at age 16, when she posed for the Slovenian fashion photographer Stane Jerko. At 18, she signed with a modeling agency in Milan, Italy. She was named runner-up in the 1992 Jana Magazine "Look of the Year" contest, held in Ljubljana, which promised its top three contestants an international modeling contract.
A Republican candidate in Kentucky won a legislative seat, even though he had posted images of the Obama family as a band of monkeys.
In Sheridan Indiana, people made a parade float of President Obama in a toilet.
A mayor in Pennsylvania ran a picture of Michele Obama on a wagon of orangutans under the caption ‘Move-in day at the White House’.
A candidate in Tennessee posted a billboard with the caption “MAKE AMERICA WHITE AGAIN”.
A mayor in Washington State ran an image of Michelle Obama as a gorilla, saying she could be attractive only to another monkey like her husband.
After the 2008 election, some right-wing extremists circulated bumper stickers, quoting Psalm 109, that pray for God to kill President Obama, leaving his wife a widow and his children orphans.
Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson, Sr. congressman for South Carolina's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party, a member of the House Republican Policy Committee and Assistant Republican Whip. In September 2009, Wilson received international attention when he interrupted U.S. President Barack Obama's "State of the Union" speech to a joint session of Congress by shouting "You lie".
Republican House Speaker John Boehner
Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu
Republican House Speaker John Boehner, without telling the Obama White House, invited Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of congress to refute President Obama's policy on Iran. Not until two hours before it was announced publicly - did Boehner inform the White House. Boehner, Netanyahu, and the Republican congress conspired to carry out an unprecedented insult to a sitting U.S. President.
Hurricane Sandy (unofficially referred to as "Superstorm Sandy") was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, and the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. Many East Coast States were hit, with the greatest damage in the state of New Jersey: which also has the distinction of being the State with the HIGHEST contribution to the FUNDING of the Unites States, relative to what it receives FROM the United States Government.
Sandy disaster relief
Almost three months after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast, the GOP-controlled House approved a bill that provides $50.7 billion in disaster relief for the storm's victims (the most damage was in New Jersey). While passage of the bill is being hailed as a bipartisan success by some (the vote was 241-180), a closer look at how the parties voted by state lines indicates otherwise. GOPers overwhelmingly voted against Funding - unless, of course, their state was hard hit. In 22 states, every last Republican representative voted against HR 152 or abstained on the bill.
When it was the Senates turn: the Democratic Senate passed the long-delayed $50.5 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package, But 36 Republicans voted against the bill. At least 31 came from Republicans who had previously supported emergency aid efforts following disasters in their own states.
Sandy flood insurance claims
Congress finally approved a $9.7 billion package to pay flood insurance claims from Hurricane Sandy. The measure was supposed to come to a vote earlier, but was tabled by House Speaker John Boehner. The measure passed unanimously through the Senate, but 67 members of the House of Representatives voted "no" to assisting people who were left, at best, powerless or homeless by a hurricane in November. All 67 were Republicans:
A middle school science teacher in Baltimore was fired this week after a video surfaced showing her berating students with insults and racial slurs.
In the video, which has been viewed more than 2 million times since it was posted by a parent on Facebook Wednesday; the teacher is seen pushing a Black male student who was wearing his HOOD INSIDE THE CLASSROOM out of her classroom, before proceeding to hurl insults at the rest of the class.
“You’re idiots!” the teacher, who is white, is heard shouting at the room full of mostly black middle schoolers at Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School in West Baltimore. “You have the chance to get an education, but you want to be a Punk-ass Nigger who’s gonna get shot.”
By Thursday, officials with the Baltimore City Public School district confirmed that “a middle school science teacher at Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School engaged in verbally abusive behavior and made racially charged comments directed at students,” and that “the teacher involved in the incident is no longer employed by City Schools.” The school district’s statement went on to state that “at Baltimore City Public Schools, we are committed to creating positive and equitable learning environments in school communities where all members are welcome, supported, and valued. No form of discriminatory behavior of any kind is or will be tolerated.”
That poor teacher doesn't understand that many Negroes, of all ages, are so damaged that the wearing of a hood in a classroom makes perfect sense to them. As does not making any attempt to get an education, after all, what use is that? So all that can be done with them, is what everybody else does, let them do what they want to do, and concentrate on the students that can be helped. Her caring just cost her a job, and possibly a career - that's too bad.
Clinton Honored As 'First Black President' at Black Caucus Dinner
By Marc Morano | July 7, 2008 | 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former President Bill Clinton was honored as the nation's first black president Saturday at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Awards Dinner on in Washington, DC. The chair of the all-Democratic caucus, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Tex.), told the crowd that Clinton "took so many initiatives he made us think for a while we had elected the first black president."
THIS is why Clinton was called the "First Black President". Before the 1992 election,
Vernon Jordan and many other Black leaders came to Clinton with a deal: Promise to treat Black people fairly, and we will turn out the Black vote for you".
Bill Clinton got 83% of the Black vote, Bush got 10%.
When President Clinton took office in 1993, he appointed five African Americans to his cabinet. He appointed: Mike Espy as Secretary of Agriculture; Ron Brown as Secretary of Commerce; Hazel O’Leary as Secretary of Energy; Jesse Brown as Secretary of Veteran Affairs; and Lee Brown as his Drug Czar. Though the office of the Drug Czar was a cabinet level position in 1993 it is no longer. The five Clinton appointments in 1993 represented a first in U.S. history and the largest number of Blacks in high ranking positions ever up to that time. Never before had an African American held any of the four positions previously at Commerce, Agriculture, Energy and Veterans Affairs.
Over eight years, Clinton would appoint four more African Americans to his cabinet. He appointed: Alexis Herman as Secretary of Labor; Rod Slater as his Secretary of Transportation; and Togo West as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Clinton also appointed Franklin Raines as his director of Office of Management and Budget. Clinton also appointed Eric Holder as Deputy Attorney General. In total, President Clinton appointed 9 African Americans to the top positions in his Administration before leaving office. PLUS MANY, MANY, MORE BLACKS JUST BELOW, IN THE DEPUTY AND ASSOCIATE POSITIONS.
And for 8 years the Albino Rabble seethed and hated, and threw every insult at the White traitor called the first Black President - but they were powerless to stop him.
But this was not a simple hate, this hatred was deep and abiding, because it touched on the very essence of the Rabble Albino. Today’s Rabble are basically the same people who started the U.S. Civil war over a hundred and fifty years ago. Today their support of the Super Rich, against their own self-interest, is motivated by the same need for "Self-Actualization" in a rigged system. That was their whole point in supporting the Planter Class who had an ECONOMIC interest in Slavery. The Albino Rabble had no Slaves, as a matter of fact; many of them were worse off than Slaves.
Quote from Realhistoryww Black Britain pages:
Thus the antebellum South was really a place of delusion and delusionary dreams. The wealthy Planter thought of himself as a noble aristocrat: yet he was the most degenerate of men, one who made his living off of the deaths and misery of fellow human beings. His supporter and enabler, the common White Redneck: was in fact used and abused by the planter class. The planter had slaves to do every task, and supply every need, thus there was never any opportunity for the Redneck to learn a skill or get a job. But interestingly, the Redneck did not respond to this situation with anger toward the Planter class. The reality of Black slaves being better educated and skilled than himself, only served to drive the Redneck further into racial delusion. The Redneck could see Black slaves working the fields and surviving, like his White skin would never allow him to do: designing and building fine buildings and Bridges, like he lacked the skills to do: they were also doing the common skilled work, such as Carpentry, Blacksmith and such. But instead of blaming the Planter Class for his lack of opportunity, the Redneck followed what he was taught by the Planter Class: that is, to satisfy himself with the sure knowledge, that because he was White, he was better than the Black slave.
Especially Galling to the Rabble Albinos, was the fact that many Blacks however, DID own Slaves! Often in greater proportion to their population than Albinos.
According to Robert M. Grooms:
Large numbers of free Blacks owned Black slaves; in fact, in numbers disproportionate to their representation in society at large. In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. According to the U.S. census report for 1860, (the last year before the Civil War). [Note: the Census was completed in 1860, but because of the start of the U.S. Civil War, tabulation was not done until the Wars end in May of 1865. Further recapitulations were done well into the 20th century].
There were nearly 27 million whites in the country. Only eight million of them lived in the slaveholding states. The census also showed that of these, there were fewer than 385,000 individuals who owned slaves. Even if all slaveholder's had been white (which they were not): that would amount to only 4.8 percent of southern whites owning one or more slaves).
In the rare instances when the ownership of slaves by free Blacks is acknowledged in the history books, justification centers on the claim that Black slave masters were simply individuals who purchased the freedom of a spouse or child from a white slaveholder and had been unable to legally manumit them. Although this did indeed happen at times, it is a misrepresentation of the majority of instances, one which is debunked by records of the period. Blacks who owned slaves include individuals such as Justus Angel and Mistress L. Horry, of Colleton District, South Carolina, who each owned 84 slaves in 1830. In fact, in 1830 a quarter of the Black slave masters in South Carolina owned 10 or more slaves; eight of them owning 30 or more.
Of those Blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were NOT slaves. Of this number: 10,689 lived in New Orleans. Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Blacks owned slaves, or 28 percent of the population of free Blacks in that city.
ACTUAL 1860 CENSUS DATA:
Even today - the Albino Rabbles hopeless dreams of "Self-Actualization" causes them to engage in "Counter-Productive" and Self-destructive behaviors. In modern Times - all of their hopes and dreams of Albino superiority was wrapped up in their unshakable belief that a Black Man could never be President of the United States. Then lo and behold, in 2008 it happened, a Black Man won election to the presidency of the United States.
And for 8 years the Albino Rabble seethed and hated, and threw every insult at the Black President - but they were powerless to stop him.
Then the day came when he could not run for re-election. The Albinos were giddy with delight; they immediately showed favor for the one who was the most versifierous in criticizing and lying about the Black President. Not surprisingly - he was one of unquestioned Albinohood, devoid of any color except RED.
And as should be expected of this type of Albino, he is a pathological liar with delusional tendencies. The Albino Rabble secured him the Presidency (by uncertain means), and he is currently being investigated by the FBI for colluding with a HOSTILE FOREIGN POWER (Russia) to corrupt U.S. elections!
And when his Albino Rabble Supporters heard this, they CHEERED louder, and promised undying love:
FOR A MAN ACCUSED OF BEING A TRAITOR TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY!!!!
But this type of treacherous behavior is not new to these people:
Robert Edward Lee (1807 – 1870) was an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. He was the son of Revolutionary War officer Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Lee was a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer and military engineer in the United States Army for 32 years. During this time, he served throughout the United States, distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War, and served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy. When Virginia declared its secession from the Union in April 1861, Lee chose to follow his home state rather than his country.
Trump: Obama Is “Incompetent”, “Truly Doesn’t Know What He’s Doing” - April 5, 2016
Trump: 'We are led by very, very stupid people'. - August 4, 2016
Trump Tells Bob Woodward US Financial Collapse Is Coming - Saturday, 02 Apr 2016
Donald Trump predicted a "very massive recession" soon in the United States.
Donald Trump on Budget & Economy
We're dying at 1% GDP growth; we don't make things anymore. (Oct 2016)
U.S. 1% growth is almost no growth, and due to high taxes. (Oct 2016)
Our jobs are fleeing to Mexico; China uses us as piggy bank. (Sep 2016)
Worst recovery since Great Depression; we're in a bubble. (Sep 2016)
By Sam Ro,Yahoo Finance 2 Dec. 2016
In a stunning development, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just revealed that the US unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 4.6% in November. This is the lowest level since August 2007. Economists were expecting the rate to be unchanged from October at 4.9%. During the month, US companies added 178,000 non-farm payrolls, which was a tad lighter than the 180,000 forecast by economists. Growth was driven by private payrolls, which increased by 156,000.
Manufacturing continues to be a weak spot for jobs in the US. During the month, manufacturing payrolls fell by 4,000.
Manufacturing jobs will be closely watched in the coming months and years as President-elect Donald Trump has promised his constituents that he would create jobs in this sector. This week, he made headlines by convincing Carrier, a manufacturer of air conditioners, to keep jobs in the US.
Other employment data continue to reflect a healthy economy with lots of job growth. On Wednesday, ADP’s employment report showed that the US economy created around 216,000 jobs in November. Monthly surveys from the Richmond Fed, Dallas Fed, and NY Fed all signaled on going job growth. It seems Trump will be inheriting an economy that’s in great shape.
We’ve all heard the seemingly endless stream of Republican lies and the fear-mongering they’ve tried to use against President Obama. Since his election in 2008, I’ve been astonished by some of the incredibly ridiculous things many conservatives actually believe. I like to ask conservatives I encounter to name five facts about President Obama. Some of the nonsense I’ve heard these folks respond with has been nothing short of pure insanity. A person really has to willfully want to dislike someone to actually believe many of the things these folks have told me. I can’t help but wonder: If the truth about President Obama is so bad, why do Republicans lie about him so often?
Clearly this is a rhetorical question since I know exactly why Republicans lie – fear is one of the best ways to convince people to act against their own self-interests. And while I disagree with Republicans on many things, I’ll be the first to admit that they’re masters at fear-mongering and preying on the paranoia and worries of their constituents. But the truth is, all the lying Republicans have done over the years only really serves to prove one thing: President Obama has been a damn successful president.
Here we sit in the midst of the greatest streak of private sector job growth in United States history (for over 14 million jobs), but to listen to Republicans talk, our economy is in shambles. Even with the unemployment hovering around or below 5% (lower than at any point during Reagan’s administration) Republicans will simply say it’s because the economy is so bad that people have stopped looking for work. They often like to point to a low labor participation rate, while failing to mention that a large reason for that is not because of the economy, but because the “Baby Boomer” generation is retiring.
They claim President Obama has been weak on national security; meanwhile, because of his policy changes following the disastrous Bush administration, we were finally able to find and kill Osama bin Ladin. Could you imagine the over-the-top celebrations we would have seen from Republicans had a conservative president ordered the successful killing of the mastermind behind the 9/11 attack? Then there’s ISIS, a group of terrorists that only exist because of Bush’s incompetence, that Republicans now insist is “Obama’s fault.” The truth of the matter is, when Bush removed Saddam Hussein from power, it triggered a ripple effect that led to the destabilization of the entire region. Then when Bush, not Obama, signed the SOFA agreement in 2008 setting the date for the removal of all U.S. troops from Iraq (a move Dick Cheney said was a sign of the “success” of the Iraq War), that’s exactly what ISIS wanted to happen. But to hear most conservatives talk, they seem to think it was President Obama who ordered all troops to be removed from Iraq.
Then again, why would conservatives know the truth about any of that – the right-wing media never tells them the truth about any of it. But even going beyond basic facts, there are the ridiculous conspiracies they’ve perpetuated over the years – none of which have been true: There’s been no gun confiscation. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have “death panels.” Obama’s birth certificate is real. He hasn’t used FEMA to round up Americans into concentration camps. He’s not a Muslim. He’s not planning to run for a third term. He never declared himself “king.” He never attended Harvard of Columbia under the name Barry Soetoro. He never “ordered” his college transcripts sealed (they’re legally required to be sealed by all schools). The list goes on and on.
I’ve probably forgotten more absurd conservative conspiracies about President Obama than I can remember. And none of them – not a single one – were remotely true. Sadly, there are still millions of conservatives who believe this idiocy. What all of this really boils down to is Republicans know how successful President Obama has been. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be any reason to make up all the lies and conspiracies that they have. But since this president has been successful, the only choice Republicans had was to make conservatives so irrationally afraid of him that they would believe whatever drivel they can come up with. Which is exactly what they’ve done. As I said earlier, if the truth about this president is so terrible, why have Republicans spent the last 7+ years lying about him relentlessly?
We have often been amazed at how delusionally and steadfastly, intelligent Humanist Albinos, refuse to see the degeneracy in their obviously racist brethren. This even after they had to fight the very bloody American Civil War against these very same type people.
Filmmaker Michael Moore pushed back today against the notion that Americans who voted for Donald Trump did so based on racism. Moore, who warned fellow liberals that Trump was going to win the election, said Trump voters were motivated by economic pain and lost jobs more than anything else. "You have to accept that millions of people who voted for Barack Obama - some of them once, some of them twice - changed their minds this time. They're not racists. They twice voted for a man whose middle name is Hussein. That's the America we live in," said Moore, explaining that younger white voters turned out in record numbers for Barack Obama. Clinton got nearly 5 million fewer votes overall than Obama:
("Public Policy Polling" is a commercial polling company).
Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's newest national poll find that although Donald Trump is a little bit more popular than he was during the campaign, a majority of Americans still have a negative opinion of him.
1) 43% of voters view Trump favorably to 51% who have an unfavorable view of him.
Trump's popularity continues to pale in comparison to Barack Obama's. Obama ends his final year in office with a 50/45 approval spread. When it comes to the question of who voters trust more to pick the new Supreme Court justice, Obama beats out Trump 52-45.
“Donald Trump might have won the election but that hasn’t changed the basic parameters of voters’ feelings toward him,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “He’s unpopular and voters have more faith in Barack Obama to make major decisions facing the nation.”
Voters don't think that Trump's Electoral College victory while losing the popular vote is really fair: 50% think the candidate who receives the most votes nationally in the election should become President, to only 37% who disagree with that concept.
2) 60% of Trump voters think that Hillary Clinton received millions of illegal votes to only 18% who disagree with that concept and 22% who aren't sure either way.
3) 40% of Trump voters insist that he won the national popular vote to only 49% who grant that Clinton won it and 11% who aren't sure.
4) Only 53% of Trump voters think that California's votes should be allowed to count in the national popular vote. 29% don't think they should be allowed to count, and another 18% are unsure.
5) 73% of Trump voters think that George Soros is paying protesters against Trump to only 6% who think that's not true, and 21% who aren't sure one way or the other.
6) 14% of Trump supporters think Hillary Clinton is connected to a child sex ring run out of a Washington DC pizzeria. Another 32% aren't sure one way or another, much as the North Carolinian who went to Washington to check it out last weekend said was the case for him. Only 54% of Trump voters expressly say they don't think #Pizzagate is real.
7) 67% of Trump voters say that unemployment increased during the Obama administration, to only 20% who say it decreased.
8) Only 41% of Trump voters say that the stock market went up during the Obama administration. 39% say it went down, and another 19% say they're not sure.
Trump's certainly been effective at turning his voters against the various entities he's feuding with though. Among Trump voters the Times has a 7/71 favorability spread, CNN has an 11/76 favorability spread, and SNL has a 17/61 favorability spread. The musical Hamilton has an 11/45 favorability with Trump voters, compared to 61/3 with Clinton voters.
Our last update on statistical indicators of the Obama presidency before his successor is elected.
By Brooks Jackson, Posted on October 9, 2016.
a) The economy has added nearly 10.7 million jobs.
b) Median household income has gone up $1,140, or 2 percent.
c) The buying power of the average worker’s weekly paycheck is up 4.2 percent.
d) Median sales prices of existing single-family homes are up 23 percent.
e) The unemployment rate has dropped well below the historical norm; job openings are at a 15-year high.
f) Corporate profits and stock prices have both soared to record highs.
g) The number of people lacking health insurance has gone down by 16.5 million.
h) The murder rate is down nearly 5 percent, despite an increase in 2015.
i) The number of unauthorized immigrants estimated to be living in the U.S. is down, according to demographers.
j) Wind and solar power have quadrupled; coal production has dropped 36 percent; carbon emissions have gone down 12 percent.
The Truth About Ronald Reagan
by Michael Kinsley
Every serious G.O.P. presidential aspirant invokes the glorious era of Ronald Reagan, to which the country must return. Ignore the fact that, for the likes of Paul Ryan and Rand Paul, Reagan’s actual record—from increased bureaucracy to higher deficits—should be seen as a complete failure.
What you cannot get many Republicans to admit is that the entire Reaganite golden age is a fantasy—even if they really think so. Why burst the bubble?
What can people possibly mean when they say they want America to “return” to being a country ruled by the values of Ronald Reagan? When was this blissful time when thrift and hard work were rewarded and the government knew its place? Certainly not when Reagan was actually president. Under President Reagan (1981–89), the size of the federal government increased by any measure. Executive-branch civilian employment, which covers almost everything except the uniformed military and the Postal Service, was 2.109 million in 1981 and 2.129 million in 1989. Total federal-government employment rose during this period from 4.9 million to 5.3 million people.
I could go on. Well, why not? Reagan inherited a federal budget of $599 billion in revenue, $678 billion in spending, and a deficit of $79 billion. He left office with a federal budget of $909 billion in revenue, a little less than $1.1 trillion in spending, and a deficit of $155 billion.
If you’re looking for a good bureaucracy slasher, try Bill Clinton. In his eight years, the size of the executive-branch workforce dropped more than 10 percent, from 2.9 million to 2.6 million. Plus, Clinton has got a better “overcoming adversity” story than anyone was able to concoct for Reagan. Reagan’s life, like his disposition, was overwhelmingly sunny. He grew up middle-class in the Midwest, enjoyed relatively quick success in Hollywood, moved into politics, and triumphed there too. Clinton had a Southern Gothic upbringing—he famously had to stop his stepfather from beating his mother. Nothing that dramatic on Reagan’s résumé.
In his book A Simple Government, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (who won the door prize in the 2008 election: his own TV show) praised Reagan’s mastery of the economy and the federal budget: “When President Reagan cut the top [income tax] rate from 70% to 28%, revenues went from $517 billion in 1980 to over a trillion in 1990. When the Reagan tax cuts took effect in 1983, real growth (not just inflationary growth) jumped 7.5% in 1983 and 5.5% in 1984 after no growth in 1981 and 1982. Our GDP grew by a third during Reagan’s two terms.”
Well, yes and no (but mostly no). Reagan wasn’t president for 10 years (it just seemed that way). Inflation alone in Reagan’s eight years would have raised the value of $599 billion of revenue to $780 billion, even if the real economy had flatlined. It’s true that the G.D.P. grew by a third during Reagan’s two terms. In the two terms that followed (George Bush and Clinton I), it rose by nearly as much, and in Clinton’s last term it soared.
21 Reasons Why Ronald Reagan Was a Terrible President.
1. Reagan Supplied Weapons to America's Enemies
Reagan armed Saddam Hussein's Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war despite the fact that it was widely known Iraq was using chemical weapons against civilian populations in violation of international law.
2. Reagan Ignored the Atrocities Committed by Saddam Hussein
Even after the whole world condemned Saddam Hussein for using chemical weapons to kill over 5,000 Kurdish civilians in Iraq, the Reagan administration continued to provide weapons and tactical information to Iraq. Iraq used this information to target its enemies with chemical weapons. Reagan even vetoed a UN resolution condemning Iraq.
3. Reagan Illegally Supplied Arms to Both Sides of the Iran-Iraq War
While he was supplying Iraq with weapons, Reagan also armed Iran during the Iran-Iraq War in direct violation of a U.S. law that he had signed.
4. Reagan Caved in to the Demands of Terrorists
After several Americans were taken hostage by terrorists in Lebanon, Reagan provided weapons to Iran in exchange for their release. Despite this concession, ultimately more hostages were taken.
5. Reagan Caved in to the Demands of Terrorists Again
After Reagan sent Marines to Beirut for a peacekeeping mission, a terrorist’s truck bomb killed 241 U.S. Marines. Reagan responded by immediately doing exactly what the terrorists wanted, pulling all the troops out of Beirut.
6. Reagan Was Weak in the War on Terrorism
After the bombing of the US Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Reagan promised to track down and punish the terrorists who committed that horrible act. He never followed up on that promise.
7. Reagan Didn't Obey His Own Laws
Reagan illegally supplied weapons to Nicaraguan rebels in violation of a law that he himself had signed.
8. Reagan Supported the Violent Overthrow of a Democratically Elected Government
President Reagan illegally supported the Nicaraguan Contras, whom he called “Freedom Fighters,” despite the facts that they killed civilians and wanted to overthrow the democratically elected government to restore the dictatorship that previously existed in Nicaragua.
9. Reagan Started an Unnecessary War to Take Attention away from His Failure in Beirut
Just days after the bombing that killed 241 Marines in Beirut, Reagan launched an attack on the island of Grenada to remove Cuban soldiers there. This successfully took attention away from the devastating loss of those Marines in Beirut
10. Reagan Failed to Defend Us from Saddam Hussein
When an Iraqi fighter jet fired a missile into a U.S. Navy ship in 1987, killing 37 men, Reagan did nothing in response to the attack. Iraq is still the only non-allied country to attack a U.S. warship without retaliation.
11. Reagan Helped Create Al Qaeda
The Reagan administration armed and supported the Mujahideen rebels in Afghanistan. Many members of the Mujahideen, like Osama bin Laden, used their experience in Afghanistan to help them form the terrorist organization Al Qaeda.
12. Reagan Supported the Racist Apartheid Government in South Africa
When the white minority in South Africa (just 10% of the population) brutally repressed the black majority, even denying them the right to vote, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed the Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986 to apply pressure to South Africa to end Apartheid. President Reagan opposed any sanctions on South Africa and vetoed that bill. Congress was forced to override his veto.
13. Reagan Supported the Most Brutal Dictators in the World as Long as He Didn't Consider Them “Communists”
He supported Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. Later, when Noriega became too close with Fidel Castro, we suddenly considered him an enemy and removed him from power.
Reagan supported Saddam Hussein when he committed the most brutal atrocities on Earth, killing thousands of his own people. Years later, when Saddam threatened our oil supply, we used these same atrocities as reasons to go to war with him.
Reagan supported Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos even after Marcos killed his political rival and rigged his own reelection.
Reagan supported the brutal regime in El Salvador when it was widely known that they were killing civilians, including Americans. After four American nuns were murdered by Salvadorian soldiers, Reagan’s Secretary of State defended the Salvadorians, suggesting that the nuns might have been shot while trying to run a military roadblock—but this wouldn't explain why they were also raped before they were killed.
14. Reagan’s Administration Had More Documented Corruption Than Any President in U.S. History.
At least 138 Reagan administration officials, including several cabinet members, were investigated for, indicted for, or convicted of crimes. This is the largest number of any U.S. President. Many of them were pardoned by Reagan or President Bush before they could even stand trial.
Secretary of the Interior, James Watt —Indicted on 21 felonies
Attorney General, Edwin Meese —Resigned after investigations of corruption
Secretary of Defense, Caspar Weinberger—Charged with Iran-Contra crimes and pardoned before going to trial
Assistant Secretary of State, Elliot Abrams - Plea bargained for Iran-Contra crimes and pardoned by President Bush
Two National Security Advisors, Robert MacFarlane and John Poindexter—Pleaded guilty to Iran-Contra crimes and were pardoned
Three high ranking CIA officials, Alan Fiers, Clair George and Joseph Fernandez —Convicted and pardoned for Iran-Contra crimes
At least 9 Reagan appointees were convicted of perjury, lying to Congress, obstruction of Congress, or contempt of Congress
15. Reagan Frequently Repeated Bald-Faced Lies Even after They Were Publicly Revealed to Be Untrue
He told stories about having been a U.S. Army photographer assigned to film Nazi death camps. Reagan never visited or filmed any such camps.
He often told a story about a “Chicago Welfare Queen” who had 80 aliases and gotten $150,000 in welfare. She never existed but investigators did find one woman who had two aliases and received $8,000. Reagan continued to tell the false version of the story.
He claimed that trees create more pollution than automobiles, an absurdly untrue statement that he literally pulled out of thin air.
16. Reagan Set Records for Budget Deficits
After criticizing President Carter for having a $50 billion deficit, Reagan’s own deficits exceeded $200 billion. He tripled the national debt in only eight years. Although Republicans blamed Congress for the budget deficits, all eight of the budgets passed by Congress had less spending and smaller deficits than the budgets proposed by Reagan.
17. Reagan's Economic Policies Put Millions of Americans out of Work
When he took office in 1981, unemployment was at 7.5% and dropping. A few months after Reagan’s economic policies took effect, unemployment began to rise again. Millions of people continued to lose their jobs for the next two years until unemployment exceeded 10%. It stayed above 10% for nearly a year, peaking at 10.8%. Three years after he was elected, unemployment was still higher than when he was sworn in.
18. Reagan’s Policies Allowed Hundreds of Thousands of Family Farms to Go out of Business or Declare Bankruptcy
By some accounts, nearly one third of all farms were at risk of being foreclosed during the 1980s. Ronald Reagan vetoed a farm credit bill that would have given farmers some relief. Reagan’s popularity among farmers dropped so low that at one point when discussing the exportation of grain to other countries, Reagan joked that he would like to “keep the grain and export the farmers."
19. Reagan’s Financial Policies Caused the Savings and Loan Industry to Collapse
The financial deregulation and changes to the tax code that President Reagan enacted ultimately caused nearly 750 different financial institutions to fail. All of this cost taxpayers about $150 billion.
20. Reagan Robbed the Social Security Trust Fund to Pay for His Budget Shortfalls
After Reagan cut taxes for the rich, the tax revenue to fund the government was so small that the budget deficit grew to four times what it had been under Jimmy Carter. So Reagan “borrowed” hundreds of billions of dollars from the Social Security trust fund to pay the country’s bills. That money has never been paid back.
21. Reagan Largely Ignored the AIDS Epidemic while Tens of Thousands of People Were Dying of the Disease
Many conservatives in the 1980s believed that AIDS was God’s punishment for being gay. Ronald Reagan did not publicly talk about AIDS until the 6th year of his presidency. In 1986, when AIDS fatalities were doubling every year, Reagan proposed cuts in funding for AIDS research.
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