Re: The Russian Connection
"Like him or not, that are other forces at work and they are probably not what they are made to look like."
that there are. some use downvotes to attempt to discredit those who support Trump...
that would be a) badge of honor for me, and b) "howler monkey" behavior for them [with the flood of downvoting anything even REMOTELY pro-Trump]
(related to another comment directed at me) As for news media, I happen to like Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity [his radio show], a local talk show guy (Carl DeMaio) who's been criticizing Trump for MONTHS on how he's handling his campaign. Worthy of mention, Carl DeMaio is a gay conservative Republican. He gets plenty of flack from every direction, and a sign in my yard [twice] when he ran for mayor, then congress, against 2 different crooked politicians. One of them (former mayor Bob Filner) "got caught". The other is in Con-Grab running for re-election. And yet, THEY won... being filthy dirty Demo-Rat politicians.
I probably get MORE news than the average person, and not the filtered pap excreted by the lame-stream American media. Seeing people PARROT the lies and opinions of the lame-stream American media as if it were truth or fact is pretty nauseating. And of course, coming to the defense of Donald Trump with the truth about him, and his policies, gets me the downvote bullet hell from the howler monkeys.
Trump wants to:
a) repeal [and replace with market-friendly methods] Obaka-care
b) lower taxes and streamline regulations to support businesses and job creation
c) build a wall at the Mexican border, and deport illegal alien criminals
d) come up with a 'vetting' process for immigrants from specific Islamic nations (such as Syria) that have significant ISIS presence, to make sure they're not faking it and coming into our country to terrorize us. Temporarily banning all moslem immigrants is ONE proposed idea, but focusing on specific countries (instead) is his latest [moderated] proposal.
e) have illegal immigrants "go back home and get in line and do it LEGALLY". I think that's the only common sense approach, and I've been saying that for YEARS.
f) domestic energy production, making the USA 'energy independent'.
and so on.
I don't know where people get the idea that he's wanting to run our personal lives like a tinhorn dictator. Trump is a DELEGATOR in his management style. He hires OTHERS to do the work for him, a fact he's been criticized for with phrases like "getting rich on the sweat of others' browes". Only an AUTHORITARIAN would want something like 'controlling individuals and their lives'. That would be Mrs. Clinton and the Demo-Rats wanting THAT. [and they use LIES and MANIPULATION to do it].
So now back to the Russians: why do they want TRUMP? They dislike Mrs. Clintstone, that's one reason. But what if Trump and Putin have an UNDERSTANDING with one another? Trump seems willing to partner with Putin on areas of national interest, like dealing with ISIS. Putin must LOVE that. It looks good on the front page of the local newspaper in Moscow. Additionally, Trump would improve the U.S. economy, and there are businesses in Russia that are tied with the U.S. economy [I know, I worked with one of them a while back, a think tank out of St. Petersberg]. If the USA does well, then Russia does well. If the USA is strong, then Russia is strong, particularly in the current environment. But weak US foreign policy (like Obaka) is actually BAD for Russia, because NOW they end up having to take a more active role in world affairs, something they really can't afford to do (monetarily AND politically), for their own national interests even.
sorry if TLDR, need to get back to work, it's Monday.