Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Maybe its all a defection? First Trump wants Russia to hack Hillary and now this. Have you noticed no one is talking about his pathetic economic plans

Just when I was looking forward to writing a piece about Hillary Clinton. I so wanted to discuss her soaring poll numbers, or how at any minute this race could turn into a blow out. Wouldn't that be a change, nothing about Benghazi, nothing about her lies, nothing about conspiracies. But instead of pitching his economic proposals, which have already been debunked as old school trickle-down economics, he instead decided to suggest a criminal act to some of his followers. Perhaps this latest grenade was his usual way of changing the subject.

I am honestly tired of discussing Donald J. Trump. For the first time in my life, I am honestly scared of what might happen if a candidate wins the Presidency. The man seriously shouldn't be allowed on a tour of The White House, let alone buy a burger at a White Castle. Amazingly Tuesday's off-the-cuff remark followed, yet another beauty from the day before, and Monday's comment I honestly thought even he couldn't top.  
"Many people are saying that the Iranians killed the scientist who helped the U.S. because of Hillary Clinton's hacked emails." Donald J. Trump tweeted this at 3:45PM on August 8, 2016
What?!?! Seriously how messed up is that? Using the email scandal as a way to blame Hillary for the death of a scientist. The man simply has no morals, and as usual that comment only seemed to bother people without a soul. I must mention, something that I had noticed months a go has hysterically become a thing. Seems every time Donald tries to make one of his lies sound real or authentic, he always discusses it with something that sounds like "Many people are saying" and finally this has become a hashtag on the net. Seems people have begun to notice Trump likes to use the phrase, "Many people are saying" or "Many people" or "A lot of people are saying" or "I've heard" or "You know, some people are saying" or "So many people have told me" or simply too many other versions of the same phrase to list. 
And yesterdays attack was just another in a long list of lies that he keeps bringing up where his 'mysterious sources are names'. Sadly this has been going on for years now. Here's one of his jems from August 2012:  An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.

Amazingly these "extremely incredible source" he keeps mentioning never come out of hiding. They never show their faces. We never discover who they are. Which makes me ponder do any of them even really exist. Basically its another "Believe me" scenario. What makes it an even bigger con, he will bring up these bogus statements as if, 'remember when people said' and his followers cheer and if his bogus comments are facts and he wasn't the one who said it in the first place. It all seems to be a crock, just like the woman who took the blame for Melania's plagiarism, has any one actually met the woman? Has she appeared any where on camera to personally explain what occurred, as opposed to the apology tweet we all read. Seems she's disappeared, that is if she ever existed in the first place.  

Sadly Tuesday's comment by Donald J. Trump possibly has topped all the others, which is saying a lot. During a campaign stop Trump decided to go off script a little, and simply put 'The Shit has hit the fan'! Seems he was doing his now patented NRA lie that he throws out about Hillary aiming to destroy The Second Amendment, and he went there.
“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said with a shrug at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina. “Although, the Second Amendment people. Maybe there is. I don’t know.”
Seems Donald J. Trump was suggesting that if Hillary wins, the only way to stop her, was for those who follow the Second Amendment to shall we say rid the world of her. Maybe they could use their weapons and simply assassinate her!  
Of course, his spokespeople are doing gymnastics trying to change the subject. Some claiming he was either joking or he wasn't saying that they should use their guns, he was saying that they should use their votes. Perhaps, when he went off script, he screwed up his pronouns, but he wasn't discussing the election, he was talking about once she is the President. So either he screwed up and he should admit his mistake, or the FBI needs to sit the fool down and read him his rights.
Well, one of his advisors, seemed to come out with the official excuse. Jason Miller, Trump's senior communications adviser came out with a quasi answer.
"It's called the power of unification -- 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power. "And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won't be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump."
"It's called the power of unification…" Really? So I went online and wanted to know how many members were in the National Rifle Association, I mean how big is their membership? Why are they so powerful? Should I worry, about it, or should I just laugh this threat as another idle statement by a lunatic? Well I discovered this bit of information online and made me go, why are they so powerful? We aren't discussing all gun owners, but members of the group itself.
'In January 2013, Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre boasted before Congress that he served 4.5 million members. Speaking at an NRA convention a few months later, he upped that figure to 5 million.' 
You can read that article here:  
Remember that last part  "And this year, they will be voting in record numbers" seriously, sir, thats 6 million out of how many Americans? And how many of your members can actually vote or are even registered to vote?  So what is that 2 million if they're really angry? The way Trump's tanking the only voters he might actually get are the members of the NRA, even the Republicans are fleeing in droves. Seriously its beginning to look like Hillary will trounce him even without the members on the NRA. 
Happily to report, the Democrats have pounced on this like the threat it sounded like. Immediately The Clinton campaign came out with a reasonable retort: 
“This is simple: What Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to be the president of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.” 
Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy was more succinct about his feelings.
"Don't treat this as a political misstep. It's an assassination threat, seriously upping the possibility of a national tragedy & crisis." 
And I think former CIA Director General Michael Hayden said it best: 
'if anyone else had made a similar comment that Donald Trump did about the "Second Amendment people" stopping Hillary Clinton, they would be questioned by the Secret Service'  
Simply put, you can't even joke about violence, especially to a candidate for President. Its like yelling fire in a movie theatre, or saying you have bomb on a plane. Its considered a crime. And the term "Second Amendment remedies" means using your weapons to get what you need. Its not a suggestion to vote! In 2010, Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle, gave a notable example during a radio interview when she said 
“And you know, I’m hoping that we’re not getting to Second Amendment remedies. I hope the vote will be the cure for the Harry Reid problems,” 
Seems, she was saying, if the vote doesnt happen, time to pull out those little rifles and make it happen. It pretty much sounds like Donald was suggesting, that if Hillary was elected President, these gun owners  are our nations only chance to stop her from destroying the Supreme Court. That if that evil witch who wants to rid our great nation of our sacred rights of gun ownership, which of course, is the right above all others, then we have only our guns to save us all. You get the drift. 
So what happens if his rhetoric one day gives the wrong person, the wrong idea? At Trump's rallies we keep hearing "Lock her up" and he's been saying for months that Hillary wants to get rid of the Second Amendment, he keeps pushing that button, which of course is a flat out lie. So on Tuesday, now he's suggesting that his followers with guns, kill her. Seriously I ask you, when will his rhetoric turn one of his followers into the next wannabee Lee Harvey Oswald, or John Hinckley, Jr.? I'm serious, have you seen who goes to his rallies, have you seen the commentaries on-line? Some of these 'fans' are not all there, and suggesting even if in an off-the-cuff comment, to off Hillary Clinton, could possibly spur one or several of them to become a martyr in Trump's cause.
So I researched online the punishment Donald could get if his comment was actually taken as a serious threat to Hillary's life. Even if he was only making a joke or he was misunderstood as he is now trying to spin it. It could still be considered a threat, and man this surely sounds like he could serve a nice long sentence if he actually was convicted of the crime.
Threatening government officials of the United States is a serious crime under federal law. Threatening the President of the United States is a Class E felony under 18 U.S.C. § 871, punishable by up to 5 years of imprisonment, that is investigated by the United States Secret Service. Threatening other officials is a Class C or D felony, usually carrying maximum penalties of 5 or 10 years under 18 U.S.C. § 875, 18 U.S.C. § 876 and other statutes, that is investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And if you threaten the President of the United States thats a class E felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making "any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States" According to wikipedia 
If you'd like to read more about this, it can be found online at:

I guess knowing how this campaign has developed, this latest faux pas will somehow be forgotten in a day or two, that is until the next commentary comes out that makes this one sound like a nursery rhyme.  
My big problem in all this, seems nobody is discussing his economic proposals. Within minutes of him finishing his speech, the consensus amongst the talking heads was that his plans were a joke. What ever they were before, they had now transformed into Paul Ryan's. And the only people who seems to think they will work are the people who he picked to be in his economic cabinet. I watched two of them come out and practically scoff at all the near sayers. Interesting the only ones who think it works are the ones who wrote the plans. Or of course his personal publicity handlers, Fox Faux News. Sean Hannity is practically climaxing every time he even thinks of the Donald. So what does he do, he changes the subject, he deflects from a negative.
So instead of the media focusing on whats wrong about his plans, how they won't work and how disastrous they would be for our economy, we are discussing his latest faux pas. Perhaps this was why he actually went off script. Perhaps he realized what he was pitching was a total shell game. If e's throw out a bomb, perhaps people will forget what a lemon I threw out yesterday. I mean its just a theory, but honestly that could be his excuse for every one of his proposals. Every time he says something, when he doesn't like people's responses he seems to throw out another bomb. Another insult, another obnoxious statement. 
If I had the energy, I might try to do a time-line, but not today. Maybe another time, or better yet I'll let someone else do the investigation for me, and take a long nap 

Just one man's opinion

© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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