Trumpocrisy: a State of the Union Preview
January 29, 2018

 
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Only a few brief observations ahead of Tuesday’s “State of the Union Address”, but be sure to follow me on Facebook & Twitter Tuesday night as I live blog the event.

During Fox “news” Sunday yesterday, Karl Rove said: “Donald Trump needs to avoid looking too self congratulatory” during his first SotU address. How he said it with a straight face, I’ll never know. Trump? Praise himself and take credit where little-to-no credit is due? Peshawar! Trump is the very picture of humility. Be it ever so humble, there’s no man like Trump.

I’m kidding, of course.

Trump is going to take credit for low 4.1% unemployment… even though it has been falling steadily since late 2009. The rate of decline has not risen or fallen any faster since Trump’s inauguration 12 months ago. And until Congress passes a budget, we are STILL operating under Obama’s final budget passed in December 2016. And until January first of this year, we were still operating under Obama’s tax rates and Obama’s “job-killing” healthcare regulations (aka: “ObamaCare”). None of that sure seemed to hurt job growth or GDP (till now.) But Trump is taking credit for it all while we wait to see what impact his policies have once they went into effect on January 1st of this year.

The only thing Trump can truly take credit for is the massive increase in the Stock Market… due almost entirely to corporations buying back their own stock to pump up the share price ahead of his massive tax cut for the Corporations (something that was once illegal before Reagan.) Companies of dubious health with wildly inflated stock prices is a prescription for another massive Stock Market crash… one that is poised to make the 2008 Crash look like a trial run should the economy suddenly start to turn South.

And turn it must as The Fed will be left with no choice but to raise interest rates to make up for the budget shortfall due to the loss of revenue from those massive corporate tax cuts.

Trump promised “We will provide massive tax relief for the Middle Class“, but almost his entire cut went to the wealthy. In fact, anyone earning less than $75k/year will eventually be paying MORE in taxes. But Trump will of course take bows for signing “the largest middle-class tax cut in history”… and Republicans will stand & cheer uproariously for more than a minute.

There will be no mention of Russia or the Mueller investigation… and if you don’t drink, you can safely choose “fake news” as your drinking word because… despite being his favorite phrase… he’ll never say it. This is a SCRIPTED speech, folks. And it there is one thing we’ve learned in the past two years, there is “scripted Trump” (aka: “Teleprompter Trump”) where he is praised as “sounding presidential” reading someone else’s words, and “Twitter Trump” who poop-tweets between 6am-8am while watching “Fox & Friends” where they look right into the camera because they KNOW he’s watching, and then instruct #ToddlerTrump on how he should feel & respond to different events as if he were a small child.

For someone who repeatedly denies he has done anything wrong regarding Russia, Trump sure seems to spend an awful lot of time behind the scenes trying to shutdown, derail & misdirect the Russia investigation. And Republican voters don’t care if Trump is corrupt or if Russia subverted our Democracy as long as the economy appears to be doing fine and Trump is doing everything they want. So what if a hostile foreign power interfered in our election and subverted our democracy, also long as they get what they want. And yes, I’m angry about that… NOT because I wanted Hillary to win (I didn’t), but because they called people like ME “traitors” who “hated America” for the last 18 years. Yet here they are now, taking sides against America, praising Putin while ridiculing our OWN intelligence agencies. The supposed “Law & Order Party” has been cheering as Trump trashes the FBI & DoJ while defending Russia.

So listen closely to this State of the Union speech. I can assure you Trump wrote little-to-none of it. How to know for sure? Count the polysyllabic words. If it exceeds eight, Trump didn’t write it.

See you on Facebook Tuesday evening.
 


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January 29, 2018 · Admin Mugsy · No Comments - Add
Posted in: General, Politics, rewriting history