The Easy Way To Defeat Trump-ism

  • Step 1: Unite the Democrats
  • Step 2: See Step 1

Sometimes I think we, the so-called “Resistance” are all stupid. We all agree that Trump and the GOP are corrupt and a danger to democracy, the country and the planet. You would think that would produce a response that is as serious as those words. But we retreat to arguing on Twitter, social media and call-in talk shows about who might be best to take on that job. And since the Democratic Party’s format stipulates that we debate and campaign until July, it is virtually impossible that we will be united until July. And by then, our passions and energies will be exhausted, and our bankrolls diluted. We will then just have a few months to organize a team that can defeat Trump’s corrupt but organized team.

Vegas now shows Trump as a 3:2 favorite to win the 2020 election. Wake up folks. Every day we are not united, is a day Trump-ism is getting ahead. 

So maybe we are all thinking about this wrong. Let’s ask ourselves why we got Trump. I hear a lot of Trump-ism was an extension of the Tea Party, HRC was secretly unpopular or Putin did it. And there is some truth in all those theories. But there was one defining event – one simple decision in the control of one person – that opened the door for the Trump fascist presidency. And though we can’t go back in time to undo that decision, we can recognize the error, learn from it and not make the same mistake again in 2020. What was the singular event that begot Trump?

In 2016, Hillary Clinton narrowly defeating Bernie Sanders who had tremendous grass roots support across this nation. The first thing she did after she won the nomination was make a totally unknown senator from Virginia, Tim Keane, her running mate. She ignored all the love, passion, and the investment that millions of Democrats had made in Bernie Sanders. And that was it. I can still recall me telling my wife, HRC just lost the election on that day. Of course, I only slightly believed it. But it turned out that was the defining moment, more than all the others summed, that got Trump in the White House.

Had Hillary Clinton chosen Bernie Sanders as her VP there is almost no way the Dems would have lost to Trump in 2016. Can we all agree on that? I hope so. So now, let’s take away the names Hillary and Bernie and see what really happened from a bird’s eye view.

A Democratic centrist chose another centrist, ignoring the progressive wing of the party as if it did not exist. So that’s the simple thing we have to learn from and not do again in 2020. And then we will win in November because the vast majority really is sick of the division this presidency needs to survive.

We need our POTUS and VP candidates to be one from the center and one from the progressive wing of the Democrat party – and we win. Is that so hard to do? It’s not. It’s alot easier than all these impeachments and debating. Make one right choice and we are 75% of the way there. Enough with a president deserves to surround himself with like-minded politicians. That’s the fascist’s protocol. JFK chose Johnson, who he did not like, because he knew he had to unite the party to win. FDR chose Truman. Were they like-minded? Not.

Let me try to put this in pictures since no one reads much any more.

Biden sort of needs the plans and preparedness that Warren would bring to the table anyway. And I’m sorry I’m not putting a woman in the potus slot this cycle. I am trying to reach out to the other side – a side that does not even want women to control their own bodies. So not this cycle. 2024 is fine. Maybe even 2022. Maybe Joe would retire after two years and be happy knowing he defeated Trump-ism. Joe is running for potus as a patriotic duty more than a burning desire. We can all see that, and that’s fine.
Amy said she liked Bernie just fine. Really all the Dem candidates should like each other just fine. Certainly they can all work together for Americans better than heartless Trump and his loyalist stooges.They don’t have to be clones of each other. They don’t need to be loyal to each other in that Trumpian way – just loyal to their oaths and the Constitution.
These two together would be painted as communists even thought they are not. People scare easily and Trump knows ow to scare. The majority will choose to stick with the status quo if we ignore the center of the party.
This ticket would have an issue exciting the Democratic progressive base. Expect Trump’s base to be excited and possibly violently excited. This summer has the potential to be like 1969. Trump clearly want chaos and will be telegraphing hate.
Someone told me Warren and Bloomberg would fight like dogs and cats. I don’t buy it. I see both as having good hearts and wanting the best for Americans. I see both as being smart and accomplished. I admit I don’t yet know where Bloomberg is on all the important issues that affect peoples’ lives. But I hope we will be learning that soon. Still, this is center and left and a very hard to assail ticket. I’d sleep well with these two in control of the government. And Bloomberg is not asking for a cent from his supporters. That feels very good.

So this is easy folks. We need a Chinese menu ticket. One from column A, one from column B. I am not sure whether the centrist or the progressive should occupy the potus slot – but I know it has to be one of each.


Even Trump knew he had to get a guy like Pence, with his religious right following, to balance his party, which Pence does in his own sick way. Certainly we can be as smart as Donald Trump.

Why don’t we do things a little differently and run as a ticket? Trump has a ticket and an entire team. We don’t have to waste the energies of any of the candidates. I see Pete as a potential Secretary of State. We’re going to need that to regain our standing in the world. I see Kamala Harris as the perfect AG to prosecute the GOP criminality we know is going on.

The sooner we have a team that engages all sides of our diverse electorate, the sooner we will see those odds in Vegas reflecting the will of the majority of Americans. Remember, 75% of all Americans wanted to see witnesses and documents. We have the electorate. I think we just have to do things a little smarter this cycle.

In the 1940’s, the citizens of the  greatest generation resigned to do their parts to defeat German Nationalism with a spirit of teamwork and without ego.  If we had fought WW2 the way we are running this presidential campaign, we’d all be speaking German here today.

Teamwork now please.

We Are Now at War with the Entire GOP

The GOP is clearly allied with Vladimir Putin

If we think back to the 2016 campaign, there were strange sightings of Russians at the GOP Convention and trails of Russian money mixed with the NRC treasury. Now, in the rear view mirror, it all begins to make sense.

Putin realized that the GOP controlled the gateway to promote a 2016 presidential candidate. So first he had to form an alliance with the GOP and sell them on the idea of running Donald Trump. Reince Prebus didn’t go along with the Russian scheme, so he was the first to go.

McConnell, the most transactional US Senator in history, proved he would do anything to further his party’s interests when he held up Obama’s SCOTUS choice for one year. Mitch knows how essential he is for the GOP’s survival, so he leveraged a lucrative post for his wife Elaine Chao, who has many business ties to China, – Secretary of Transportation. So the McConnells are all in with the sellout.

The metastasis of the GOP sellout has spread to other positions of power within the US government. They are actively ousting anyone not 100% board and replacing them with lockstep loyalists. Comey, Tillerson and Mattis did not pass the loyalty test and were ousted for no good cause other than a president deserves to surround himself with whomever he wants. And yes, that is how the law reads.

Listen to what Putin said at a hockey game he plays in to a CBS reporter. “Trump is acting in accordance with ( the laws of ) his own government”.

Autocrats and criminals often leak out what’s on their minds when they think people are not paying attention. In Putin’s case, his power is so secure he could shoot someone in Red Square and not lose any power. He prefers poison these days. But view this interview, which you can listen to by clicking here, as a leaked statement of Putin’s state of information with respect to Trump’s actions to oust Comey. Putin was either in the loop, or more likely – calling the shots. Putin is a democracy takeover expert. Trump is taking orders, spreading lies – and golfing.

The GOP is and clearly has been aligned with Putin, and together they are trying to take over the United States by using the existing laws on the books. In a country of laws, there is really no other way to do it. That’s why they start with court appointees. That is Putin’s genius. Over time, they hope there will be less laws to fight.

The GOP is operating like a mob crime family, ignoring the will and interests of the American people they swear to serve. They focus on the steps needed to retain power for their uppermost members. They all have foreign entanglements and bank accounts where they can enrich themselves on the quiet.

The GOP is the process of forming a ruling oligarchy here in the USA, that will compare with what Putin has in Russia. That has become their primary goal now because once a faction has committed crimes, they must create and sustain an environment that keeps the crimes hidden forever. Hence the trial with no witnesses was necessary for the GOP. They are complicit with all or trump’s crimes, past and future now.

The vindication of Donald Trump in a Soviet-styled sham trial was an essential step in keeping the GOP’s crimes secret. Donald Trump knows that McConnell and the top GOP members are complicit in the crimes they have jointly committed. Trump has that dirt on the key members, so it was really impossible for the GOP senators to vote for witnesses and documents.

Really, they all need to be impeached. But Barr, Pompeo and McConnell for sure.

As for Trump, I say, IMPEACH HIM AGAIN in the People’s House. Get witnesses, documents and let the 75% of Americans see the truth during the election year. And I don’t care if there is an election coming – because they don’t care. The will call anyone who opposes this tyrant a criminal right up to the election day. And since people – here there and everywhere – are mostly meek and decent – enough of them will buy his lies to make it close and the cheating may get him over the line. But only if Russia is on the front page in October.

Let me end this short warning with math that should be very telling. Trump and his GOP party have just totally ignored the will of 75% of the American people who wanted to at least see the witness and documents in his impeachment trial. They are 75% along the way to a complete totalitarian rule here in the USA. After all, if 100% of Americans wanted to see a real trial and could not make it happen – that would mark the total surrender of democracy, which by definition means the people’s majority should prevail.

There two steps that remain for complete takeover of the US democracy: shutting down information media and rigging the election. PS. This is why Trump fears Bloomberg most. Mike owns a huge media outlet. This is why I am beginning to think Mike Bloomberg is our front man – but he should select and delegate positions to candidates like Bernie, Pete, Klobuchar and even Booker and Harris. If Bloomberg runs an inclusive campaign, that’s all we will really need. We can’t unit the country if we can’t unite our party. Whoever figures this out first, should be our man.

If I were in Schiff’s shoes, I would make a public plea for open-source encrypted voting software with paper trails for this year’s elections. Absent of that – which will never happen – the Dems must keep the investigation ongoing in the House, write new articles of impeachment for Trump and impeach McConnell, Barr and Pompeo – this time with a trial done in the House with witnesses and documents.

The primary meme that drives Putin and Trump is still “greed is good”. Don’t view these “statesmen” as politicians. View them and treat them for what they are – criminals with the titles of statesmen. They will view truth tellers in media and government as rats and leakers. That is the struggle we find ourselves in now –statesmen vs. criminals.

Will we allow criminals to keep the controls of our once democratic government and use our own laws to maintain their power and negate majority rule for all of us? What kind of world will we be living in when majority rule no longer applies in the USA at all? Ask the citizens of Russia and Venezuela how their authoritarian government is working for them.

These are links to my most relevant posts on Trump-ism. I sat in a class with Donald trump in ’67 at Penn and worked close enough to him in AC to see he was buying into a crooked lifestyle. I made a choice to get away from that meme. It just did not sit well with me. It still does not.

Trump and
 Putin: Partners in the Biggest Crime in World History

We Need That WW2 Teamwork Spirit Again Right Now

What Does 2020 Look Like After the Senate Acquits? We are here now.

Financial Criminals: the Masterminds Behind Most of the World’s Problems

Election Meddling by Foreigners is an Attack on Our Commonwealth

“Cyber” is the New “War” and Putin is Cyber Warfare’s First Master

Trump’s Main Problem – Cheating To Win