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Obama / Trump will be working together for a smooth transition

  1. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 3 weeks ago

    But, I want Obama and Trump to see this video a mother posted on Facebook.  We have a problem when children are treated with cruelty because they voted for Trump at school. 

    I am sure that child protection has already been contacted and this mother has been relieved of her duties until she gets some serious help, and learns how to love and protect her children.

    I'm traumatized by just watching this hateful video.
    https://www.facebook.com/MichelleObamaF … 788920713/

    Lots of room for prayer...

    Obama said, "We talked about foreign policy, we talked about domestic policy, and as I said last night, my number one priority in the coming two months is trying to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful. And I've been very encouraged in the interest in President-elect Trump's wanting to work with my team on many of the issues our great country faces."

    He continued: "It is important for all of us, regardless of party ... to now come together, work together, and deal with the many challenges that we face."

    1. Credence2 profile image85
      Credence2posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      I expected no less from Obama as a thoughtful and gracious man, but Trump?

      1. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        "Mr. President, it was a great honor being with you and I look forward to being with you many, many more times," Trump said.

  2. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 3 weeks ago

    Interestingly, a body language expert on PBS talked about that handshake.  Obama put his hand out at an angle rather than straight up and down for the handshake.  That allowed Trump to put his hand on top of his.  In body language that can mean, "You've got the upper hand" or "I give you the upper hand".

    How cool is that?

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 weeks ago

    Pence is now in charge of transition team. Good work, Donald!

    1. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      I just read that today and believe its a real good move.  I like Mike Pence very much and it just feels better to have him in charge of the transition as the Vice President-elect.  He is a godly man and a strong leader.

      I was weary of Gov. Chris Christie handling that. Christie will now serve as a vice-chairman to the transition effort alongside Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Dr. Ben Carson and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

      Here's an article by Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik, who is offering his advice for Trump's transition team.  He writes that Christie is "highly compromised". 
      http://www.stevepieczenik.com/trumps-transition-team/

  4. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 3 weeks ago

    Do I understand correctly that it was Michelle  who would NOT  allow the press to have the traditional couples photo's taken at the white house with the Trumps , Horray!  Michelle Obama .

    Sore losers ?

    1. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      I read something about that the other, I don't know if its true are not...I hope she would not be that rude.  Actually, I think there will be traditional photos but let's give them time to mesh a little first.  Transitions can be tough, I can't imagine what its like to transition power of that magnitude. 

      http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13275266.jpg
      Trump and Obama actually look like they like each other.

  5. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 3 weeks ago

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence is heading up President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, assembling a new administration after Trump’s victory earlier this week.

    Pence will serve as Chairman of the Presidential Transition Team, according to a press release on Friday. It adds:

    Dr. Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, USA (Ret.), Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions will join the team’s Executive Committee as Vice Chairs.

    According to the press release, the following individuals will serve as leaders on the Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee:

    Congressman Lou Barletta
    Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
    Congressman Chris Collins
    Jared Kushner
    Congressman Tom Marino
    Rebekah Mercer
    Steven Mnuchin
    Congressman Devin Nunes
    Anthony Scaramucci
    Peter Thiel
    Donald Trump Jr.
    Eric Trump
    Ivanka Trump
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
    Trump Campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon

    “Together this outstanding group of advisors, led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, will build on the initial work done under the leadership of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to help prepare a transformative government ready to lead from day one,” stated President-elect Donald Trump, adding:

    The mission of our team will be clear: put together the most highly qualified group of successful leaders who will be able to implement our change agenda in Washington. Together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding this nation – specifically jobs, security and opportunity. This team is going to get to work immediately to Make America Great Again.

    Rick Dearborn will serve as the team’s executive director. Dearborn previously served as Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) chief of staff.

    Others joining Dearborn on the team are:

    Kellyanne Conway, Senior Advisor
    David Bossie, Deputy Executive Director
    Stephen Miller, National Policy Director
    Jason Miller, Communications Director
    Hope Hicks, National Press Secretary
    Dan Scavino, Director of Social Media
    Don McGahn, General Counsel
    Katie Walsh, Senior Advisor

    Pence will continue to have his top senior advisers, Nick Ayers, Josh Pitcock, and Marc Short, work with him on this process.

    “President-elect Trump will bring about fundamental change in Washington, and these are the right people to make that happen,” stated Vice President-elect Pence. “This team of experienced leaders will form the building blocks of our Presidential Transition Team staff leadership roster, and will work with elected officials and tireless volunteers to prepare our government for the transfer of power on January 20th.”

    Source:  http://www.breitbart.com/2016-president … tion-team/
    Press Release:  https://www.greatagain.gov/news/preside … -team.html
    http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13276038.jpg

  6. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 3 weeks ago

    President-elect Donald Trump and his team launched his White House transition website and official Twitter account Wednesday.

    Transition Website:  https://www.greatagain.gov/

    The transition team Twitter handle @transition2017
    * https://twitter.com/transition2017

    http://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13276057.jpg

    1. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      From CNBC:

      Donald Trump may take a victory tour to states that elected him president, an aide said Saturday, as boisterous protests unfolded outside the tower where he holed up with members of his transition team and fielded calls congratulating him.

      Kellyanne Conway said Trump’s next public appearance was expected “in the next couple of days.” When asked if he’d take a victory tour soon, she said: “It’s possible. It’s possible. We’re working on the schedule.”

      She described his day as “meetings, phone calls, conversations, interviews. What you would expect from a normal presidential transition.”

  7. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 3 weeks ago

    Dr. Ben Carson ~ "My decision not to seek a cabinet position in the Trump administration has nothing to do with the complexity of the job as is being reported by some news outlets. I believe it is vitally important for the Trump administration to have many outspoken friends and advisers who are outside of the Washington bubble. It is vital to have independent voices of reason and reconciliation if our nation is to heal and regain its greatness. I will continue to work with the transition team and beyond as we build a dynamite executive branch of government."

    I Decree:

    God will grant a supernatural grace to all involved for the United States to have a smooth transition of power.

    1. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      While you're communing with god, could you ask him to suggest to Trump that appointing a white nationalist as chief strategist is probably not the best way to bring the country together. Thanks so much.

      1. Credence2 profile image85
        Credence2posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        I have to ask her to do the same, I recently read the article about this man. It is an outrage, and so it begins.......

      2. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        smile  I am a  Nationalist! (white)  Funny how being a nationalist is racist now.  Doesn't that sound like marix inversion, subverstion, oppression and idology propaganda.... Just asking.

        Yeah, and Obama thinks the US needs to give up some of its freedoms to the UN.  Under what section does the Constitution place the US under any outside authority?

        I have followed Steve Bannon for years, and I have never seen a genuine clip or a genuine quote by Bannon that would go against his humanitarian moral fiber or ethical integrity.  But, I'm not going to defend him. 

        Lots of hateful lying losers trying to commit character assassination sabotage, they are showing their cards.   Trump put "the street fighter" in that highly-close position with my 100% approval.

        Americanism not Globalism is Our Credo!  ~ Trump
        Next someone is going to say Globalism doesn't exit?

        1. Don W profile image83
          Don Wposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          If you think the term "white nationalist" simply means a nationalist who is white, then you are mistaken. If you're not sure whether you are a white nationalist, here's a handy 3 question quiz:

          Do you believe there is a conspiracy by Jews and non-whites in the media, banking and the entertainment industries to harm white people?
          Do you believe white people are superior to all other races and were created to rule them?
          Do you believe races should be segregated?

          If you answered yes to any one of the above questions then my commiserations, you are a white nationalist. If not, then congratulations, you are not showing signs of any of the extreme forms of white nationalism.

          White nationalist views are prevalent among the so-called "alt right". This year Bannon described his website by saying: "We're the platform for the alt-right"(1)(2)(3)(4)

          If someone is pointing out a fact you don't like, calling them names won't change the fact.

          So how did you do on the quiz?

          (1) http://www.motherjones.com/politics/201 … tbart-news
          (2) http://time.com/4569895/donald-trump-st … -alt-right
          (3) http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/ … -explained
          (4) http://mashable.com/2016/11/14/steve-ba … Qkw6nGXqqt

          1. colorfulone profile image87
            colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

            I gotcha'!  I am a Nationalist and I just happen to have been born white.   

            This election was about 'identity politics' or tribalism and multiculturalism, which the Democrats started. The American blue collar workers were being kicked to the curb, Democrats arrogantly thought they didn't need their votes this time. They were called deplorables, irredeemables, Bible and gun bitter clingers among other things.  The Democrats didn't see their own nose on their faces. But, Trump did and woke up blue collar workers, (40% of voters ?), who are by a majority white and are nationalists.  They voted for Obama twice because they wanted change, no good changes came for them. Instead they got kicked in the teeth.  They rose up and voted at the ballot boxes for Trump, the candidate who gave hope for real change.  Clinton was status quo.

            Obama's legacy is a Trump presidency.
            Americanism not Globalism.

            Added: an interview with a Black Panther leader who gets it.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUrwkbuhbrI

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
              Kathryn L Hillposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

              Moral: Don't kick the blue collar whites guys / gals to the curb or in the teeth.

              Nationalist
              a person who advocates political independence for a country

              nationalism
              patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.

            2. Don W profile image83
              Don Wposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

              All very interesting, but misses the point. Stephen Bannon is a white nationalist, not a nationalist who happens to be white, and has been appointed as chief strategist in the White House.

              Trump has stated that his goal is to "bring the country together". If that's the case, then he shouldn't want Bannon. If you support Trump and his goals, then you shouldn't want Bannon either. His appointment can only deepen the divisions seen leading up to and during the election.

              Remember, the majority of people who voted did not want Trump as their president. If he worsens that division, then far from making America great again, he will plunge the country into a period of trouble and strife. Appointing Bannon only worsens the division, and that's bad news.

              So, how did you do on that quiz?

              1. wilderness profile image95
                wildernessposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                Would you have preferred a black nationalist?  A Hispanic one?

                Because there seems to be a dearth of nationalists that happen to be black - the first question in your quiz precludes it. 

                "Do you believe races should be segregated? "

                Ask the BLM that question and stand back, for their platform includes separate laws for blacks and whites.  Is that "Black nationalism"?  Would you prefer a black nationalist to a white one?
                Do you believe there is a conspiracy by Jews and non-blacks in the media, banking and the entertainment industries to harm black people? Nearly all the big names we see would have to answer in the affirmative, making them at best a black nationalist.

                1. Don W profile image83
                  Don Wposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                  Talk to me about BLM when one of its members is appointed chief strategist to the president. Until then, the issue is that a white nationalist has been appointed chief strategist for the White House, and has been billed as "equal" to the Chief of Staff. That fact will not, and cannot "bring the country together". It can only deepen existing divisions and inflame tensions.

                  1. Live to Learn profile image81
                    Live to Learnposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                    I'm in agreement. It was a troubling choice.

      3. rhamson profile image76
        rhamsonposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        Well at least Carson was weeded out of the mix early on for the countries betterment. Recently when asked if he would accept a post Trumps cabinet he deferred to his lack of executive experience to execute the office competently. Correct me if I am wrong but didn't he throw his hat in the ring for top executive in the world?

        1. colorfulone profile image87
          colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

          Dr. Ben Carson ~ "My decision not to seek a cabinet position in the Trump administration has nothing to do with the complexity of the job as is being reported by some news outlets. I believe it is vitally important for the Trump administration to have many outspoken friends and advisers who are outside of the Washington bubble. It is vital to have independent voices of reason and reconciliation if our nation is to heal and regain its greatness. I will continue to work with the transition team and beyond as we build a dynamite executive branch of government."

          MSM is full of it!

        2. Credence2 profile image85
          Credence2posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

          Trump is Machiavellian if nothing else. A Carson appointment was just a black token gesture to deceive people into believing that he going to lead from the center and be moderate. Carsonwould be appointed to a prominent job on the White House service staff. At least Carson was not stupid enough to allow himself to be used as an obvious pawn.

          1. Live to Learn profile image81
            Live to Learnposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

            Way to give the benefit of the doubt to the situation. I'd be curious what Trump would have to do to make you think he intended to represent all Americans, equally. Or, sometimes I'm not sure what some members of any particular minority are hoping for.

            Maybe they expect special consideration? Would that make you feel better?

            1. Credence2 profile image85
              Credence2posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

              There is no doubt left to give, L to L. You, yourself, commented on the nature of Trump's appointments, doubling down on corporate crony insiders and the very worse and most extreme that the right has to offer. The Trump appointees have been cheered on by David Duke and the white supremacists. So, I have reason to not be concerned? This is not going to bring people together and end the contention, so we have not had long to "wait and see".When he has the opportunity to select conservatives that are not radical alt-right people, what does he choose to do? His expressed interest in Carson and Romney are a mere diversion and is just a Jedi Mind Trick which always have a profound effect on the feeble minded. Obviously, the protests will have to continue to keep everyone eyes on what is happening. There won't be any kumbaya for a time.....

          2. PhoenixV profile image78
            PhoenixVposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

            Speaking of " deceiving people. " wasn't it Ben Carson that made the Hillary-Lucifer connection?  I like Ben Carson. I bet he has to put up with alot since he is not a democrat. I suspect his convictions are more important than some party.

            1. Credence2 profile image85
              Credence2posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

              We disagree here, with some of his comments, I think that he is nuts. He is not Uncle Tom, but Uncle Ben, instead. He will do well to go back to cooking rice and serving it up, piping hot.

              1. rhamson profile image76
                rhamsonposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                I wouldn't collapse all his domains. I know brilliant people who act in a similar pattern. Ben Carson is a skilled surgeon who has no business being in politics any more than Sarah Palin. Both march to a different drum but one of them is a real lunatic. The big question is Sarah being considered to serve in what is becoming a real wacker bin of characters?

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                  yeah. They never read the book that all liberals are oh so skilled in: The Art of Seeming Oh So Cool.
                  Who can pull that off?
                  Illusionists.
                  I tried so hard to seem cool back in the day when seeming cool was required. I always ended up rebelling against myself. That's what Sarah, Ben and even Donald represent: just being the "wackos" they truly are.  Count me in.

                  Not Afraid of Being Wacky.
                  Wackyness after all, is in the eye of the beholder.

                  1. Castlepaloma profile image23
                    Castlepalomaposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                    Hulk Hogan, Sarah Palin, and Ted Nugent would great Trump pirate ship crew too. I feel like waving stars and stripes flags and killing a deer with my bare hands or choking a bum in a back alley.

                2. Credence2 profile image85
                  Credence2posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                  As Trump always says, " I hear things". Sarah Palin is the very definition of dingbat. It appears that the very worse have escaped from the asylum to become our masters.

                  Cabinet Post? That stuff is even too wacky for Saturday Night Live.

                  1. colorfulone profile image87
                    colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                    I think we escaped the every worst in this election.
                    http://hubpages.com/forum/post/2854906

                  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                    Sarah has a good understanding of the truth regarding maintaining life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Just because you don't like her apparent un-coolness… sheesh.

                  3. rhamson profile image76
                    rhamsonposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                    Well we have had some wacky characters in the past who did not even understand their place in the pecking order. Who can forget Alexander Haig's "I'm in charge" faux pa when Reagan was shot? George Bush was on a plane back to DC when Haig made that beaut.

                    Palin's name has been floated out there.

            2. colorfulone profile image87
              colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

              "Speaking of " deceiving people. " wasn't it Ben Carson that made the Hillary-Lucifer connection?"

              Yes, Dr. Carson said that in his speech at the GOP Convention, I believe. 

              Wikileaks email leak:  The Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta was invited to a “spirit cooking dinner” by performance artist Marina Abramovic, to take part in an occult ritual founded by Satanist Aleister Crowley.

              https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15893

              "June 28, 2015, Abramovic wrote, “I am so looking forward to the Spirit Cooking dinner at my place. Do you think you will be able to let me know if your brother is joining? All my love, Marina.”

              "Tony Podesta then forwarded the email to his brother John Podesta (Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman), asking him, “Are you in NYC Thursday July 9 Marina wants you to come to dinner.”

              http://www.infowars.com/spirit-cooking- … rformance/

              FBI agents see Hillary Clinton as “the antichrist personified”.
              https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 … nald-trump

              1. colorfulone profile image87
                colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                BEN CARSON: HILLARY’S MENTOR SUPPORTED LUCIFER
                Conservative neurosurgeon accuses Clinton of Satanic ties
                http://www.infowars.com/ben-carson-hill … d-lucifer/

                Infowars is now the 126th top website in the world. 
                "Lord of the Flies"?  She lies, lies, lies... "worked like a demon" - Bill C.
                http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13283420.jpg
                Anyone who thinks its fine to rip a full term baby out of the womb on its due date of delivery has got to have a very dark heart. Because unborn children don't have Constitutional rights is dead wrong.

    2. Live to Learn profile image81
      Live to Learnposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Could you light a fire under His butt to get him moving on that? We need to see something calming soon.

  8. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 weeks ago

    Pinkney is cool.

  9. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago

    Obama entered the Oval Office with no Successful executive experience, and 8 years later he will be leaving with the same record.

  10. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago

    Trump just posted about an hour ago on Facebook.
    "'Jeff Sessions, a Fitting Selection for Attorney General'"
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/4 … nistration
    This is wonderful news, the brightest and best.  Adorable!
    http://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13285495.jpg

  11. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago

    Steve Bannon, arguably, is one of the people most at the battle line of the great American divide — and one of the people to have most clearly seen it.

    He absolutely — mockingly — rejects the idea that this is a racial line. "I'm not a white nationalist, I'm a nationalist. I'm an economic nationalist," he tells me. "The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia. The issue now is about Americans looking to not get f—ed over. If we deliver" — by "we" he means the Trump White House — "we'll get 60 percent of the white vote, and 40 percent of the black and Hispanic vote and we'll govern for 50 years. That's what the Democrats missed. They were talking to these people with companies with a $9 billion market cap employing nine people. It's not reality. They lost sight of what the world is about."
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/s … ent-948747
    Yay!

    1. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      Excerpt from an article on the Alternative Right website, created by Richard Spencer who coined the term "alt-right" (warning: offensive material, quoted for illustrative purposes only):

      "Negros are an obsolete race. They can serve no purpose. While they were, like all low IQ people, at one time useful as dumb labor, technology has long since made them non-economical. The world in general would be better off if they went extinct". (Alternative Right, March 2012)

      "We're the platform for the alt-right" (Stephen Bannon, RNC Conference, July 2016)

      Do you think the alt-right message in that article is okay?

      Do you think it's okay for the person providing "the platform for the alt-right", to be chief strategist to the president?

      1. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        “Our definition of the alt-right is younger people who are anti-globalists, very nationalist, terribly anti-establishment.”

        But he says Breitbart is also a platform for “libertarians,” Zionists, “the conservative gay community,” “proponents of restrictions on gay marriage,” “economic nationalism” and “populism” and “the anti-establishment.” In other words, the site hosts many views. “We provide an outlet for 10 or 12 or 15 lines of thought—we set it up that way” and the alt-right is “a tiny part of that.” Yes, he concedes, the alt-right has “some racial and anti-Semitic overtones.” He makes clear he has zero tolerance for such views.

        All this said, Mr. Bannon explains he’s on sabbatical from Breitbart and has had “nothing to do with the site since August 15,” when he joined the Trump campaign. Now he will take an “extended leave of absence and cut all association with the site while I’m working at the pleasure of the president.” He adds that Breitbart “didn’t get a scoop from the campaign from the minute I took over; they’ve had to scramble like everybody else.”

        http://www.breitbart.com/big-government … tionalist/

        I have followed Bannon for years, never heard any racial things from him.  People who know him personally defend Bannon and have nothing but praise for him as a stand up man.  He is for the First Amendment and Freedom of Speech...me too. 

        WIKILEAKS EMAIL: CLINTON OPERATIVE THINKS “BLACK VOTERS ARE STUPID”
        David Brock accused of "elitist racism"
        http://www.infowars.com/wikileaks-email … re-stupid/

        WIKILEAKS EMAIL: HILLARY CAMPAIGN STRUGGLES TO REACH “F**KING DUMB” YOUNG PEOPLE
        "That's the crap that young people pay attention to"
        http://www.infowars.com/wikileaks-email … ng-people/

        1996: Hillary Clinton refers to blacks as "superpredators" (C-SPAN)
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0uCrA7ePno

        1. Don W profile image83
          Don Wposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

          So the alt-right has racial and anti-Semitic overtones. Sounds almost mild when you put it like that. Lets see what it means in practice:

          "[Richard Spencer - founder of the Alternative Right] railed against Jews and, with a smile, quoted Nazi propaganda in the original German. America, he said, belonged to white people, whom he called the “children of the sun” a race of conquerors and creators who had been marginalized but now, in the era of President-elect Donald J. Trump, were “awakening to their own identity”. As he finished, several audience members had their arms outstretched in a Nazi salute." (description of alt-right convention, Nov 2016)
          http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/us/al … trump.html

          That's a bit more than overtones, and the fact Banon can describe blatant nazism in such a way is even more worrying. It raises doubt about his judgment, his truthfulness, or both.

          Bannon didn't say his site is a platform for the alt-right, he said it's the platform for the alt right. Now there's a White House job on the table, he wants to play down the association. Where was (is) his unequivocal condemnation of the alt-right? Where is his unequivocal condemnation of the founder of the alternative right, Richard Spencer? Taking an "extended leave of absence" makes no difference. The chief strategist to the president intends to go back to being the platform for neo nazis in the future does he? Good to know.

          Appointing a chief strategist who can't tell the difference between anti-semitic "overtones" and blatant nazism, and naming an attorney general who was too racist to become a federal judge, is not going to bring the country together. Worst of all, this is avoidable. There are many conservatives capable of performing these roles. I'd probably disagree with all of them on politics, but that's healthy disagreement. The situation with Banon and Sessions doesn't create healthy disagreement, it creates deep-rooted division, and tension, which is the last thing the country needs.

          "I just want to reassure people that what President-elect Donald Trump said on election night, he absolutely meant from the bottom of his heart. He is preparing to be the president of all of the people of the United States of America" (Mike Pence, November 2016)

          Sorry, but Trumps decisions so far say otherwise, and that message is being received loud and clear.

  12. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago

    I certainly don't trust anything written on NYT because they are anti-Trump and shovel out the crap that people eat up like candy is dandy and then spew it out.   

    http://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13287197.jpg

    I don't need to defend Bannon or Trump.  I see who they are and I like what I see.   It isn't anything like liberal media puts out which is mostly lies.   Haven't learned your lesson from all the fake polls?

    1. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      There's lots of other sources with information about what the alt-right is. I'd be happy to compare the accuracy of any of these sources against the accuracy of infowars, which is the source you quoted from. Would you like to do that here or in a new thread?

      http://www.npr.org/2016/11/20/502719871 … -the-world

      (includes video taken during alt-right conference) http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc … pi/508379/

      http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/poli … /94244662/

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/alt … ce7aac26fe

      http://www.motherjones.com/politics/201 … -alt-right

      http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/21/polit … ald-trump/

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/at … story.html

      The fact Bannon openly boasts about providing the platform for this cesspool of inadequates giving Nazi salutes, and describes the movement as merely having "racial and anti-semitic overtones", indicates he is not a man of honesty or good judgement.

      So let me ask you, do you think the message of the alt-right is good? If not, why aren't you denouncing it?

      1. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        I don't even know what the alt-right is, that is a phrase Hillary coined, when she did, everyone was wondering what she meant.  I'd still like to know what she meant, there wasn't an alt-right.   Creative phrase that lends well to imaginations. 

        Maybe she meant Wikileaks that revealed PROOF of the racketeering with her campaign and the DNC, collusion with the media, pay to play schemes, money laundering and much more.  I'm sure she hates Wikileaks and any media outlets that wrote the truth about her corruption, lies and violations.  Its maybe the #1 thing that lost her the election. 

        Gestalt ~ "The whole is other than the sum of the parts"

        BTW, I'm not going to read a bunch of deceptive media lying links.
        I have better things to do with my mind.  -  Thanks!

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        1. Don W profile image83
          Don Wposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

          No problem. Excerpt directly from the Alternative Right, copied for educational purposes only, so you don't have to visit the site:

          "Negros are an obsolete race. They can serve no purpose. While they were, like all low IQ people, at one time useful as dumb labor, technology has long since made them non-economical. The world in general would be better off if they went extinct". (Alternative Right, March 2012)

          What do you think of that message? Do you think it's a good message?

          And why are you arguing that Stephen Bannon's comments about the alt-right are fine, if you don't know what the alt-right is? Do you have 100% complete trust and faith in a man that (I assume) you don't know? If so, why? Seems overly trusting.

          1. colorfulone profile image87
            colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

            I have never gone to the Alternative Right website, and if that is stuff they actually write, I never will. I can't support organizations like that, nor condone them.  ---  Or, Planned Parenthood for that matter because of what the founder believed.  Margaret Sanger believe African-Americans "should be eliminated", she was a eugenicist. I oppose that.
            http://www.politifact.com/new-hampshire … cans-shou/

            Gee, I haven't been arguing.  I said I don't need to defend Bannon, I know he is not a racist because I have followed him for years. period. 
            All Lives Matter!

            1. Don W profile image83
              Don Wposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

              You're right the message of the "alternate right" can't be condoned. As all the the examples in the above comments show, the message of the alt-right is abhorrent. That's why Stephen Bannon boasting about providing "the platform for the alt right" is so wrong.

              Just this week, 15,000 lawyers (many of them conservatives) signed a letter asking Trump to cancel the appointment of Bannon. They said in the letter that boasting about providing "the platform for the alt-right" is "more than enough to demonstrate that he shouldn’t hold a key position in the White House."

              Now the truth has come out about the alt-right, the president-elect should immediately cancel the appointment of Bannon as chief strategist, saying he wants no association with anyone to do with the alt-right movement. If he doesn't it looks like he's condoning it.

              Trump doesn't need the White House associated with people connected to nazi movements. Even his own supporters won't condone that. Bannon has become a weight around Trump's neck. The presidency is more important than Stephen Bannon. He needs to go.

              1. colorfulone profile image87
                colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                I don't know what else to tell you really, except...

                Steve Bannon: ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Anti-Semitic, Racist Elements of the Alt-Right
                http://www.breitbart.com/big-government … tionalist/

                Okey, where is a list of those 15,000 lawyers to back up your silly claim?

                "Now the truth has come out about the alt-right"

                You need to get past the election mode, it is over.  Done, finished, we have a winner, its Trump.  Love him or hate him...I don't care. 

                Dr. Ben Carson, personally knows Steve Bannon and says he has never seen any of the negative things that people talk about.  I don't personally know, Bannon, but I have never seen any of the nonsense you spew out to be true.  (shrug)

                “I’ve been to his home. He’s a very gracious host. I have found nothing hateful or white supremacist in anything that he’s ever done.”

                “I don’t think the president-elect can be held responsible for who supports him. I didn’t see anybody blaming President Obama when the Black Panthers were doing things."

                “I just don’t understand why we have to take anybody who supports someone and make them try to defend that person.”
                ~  Dr. Ben Carson

                Pretty much what I have been saying.  I don't feel like Bannon needs to be defended. I don't understand it, it seems to be a waste of time.   
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                1. Don W profile image83
                  Don Wposted 13 days ago in reply to this

                  You obviously have the internet and can type, so you have what you need to find information about that letter. You may have to look at something other than right-wing blogs.

                  Of course Breitbart would say that about Bannon. It's his site!

                  This is about who should be part of the new administration. Nothing to do with the election.

                  Bannon knows what the alt-right is about. Boasting about providing "the platform" for such a group should disqualify him from a senior role in the White House. The fact that Trump has placed him in the role of chief strategist is wrong and he's going to continue to criticized for it, as he should be.

                  Carson is wrong, it's not about criticizing Trump for the people who support him. It's about the president-elect hiring someone who thinks it's acceptable to provide "the platform for the alt-right", knowing how vile that movement is. That won't bring the country together. It will create further divide.

                  1. colorfulone profile image87
                    colorfuloneposted 13 days ago in reply to this

                    The term did not exist until Hillary Clinton gave her "alt-right speech" about 5 months ago.  Believe me, she intended it to create further division.  The mentally ill liberal media, etc.,  are defining what they think it means, and people who listen to them are more device then ever.  "Garbage in, garbage out! " - unknown

                    As far as I'm concerned its a none-issue.  You seem obsessed with it, and troubled to an extent.  I have much better things to preoccupy my heart and mind, and don't care to let something like that do what it was intended to.

  13. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump released a video on Monday laying out actions he will take on his first day in office on Jan. 20, including withdrawing the United States from a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

    Bye-bye TPP ... that was a very bad deal for the USA. Obama. 
    This is a victory for sources that exposed the TPP.  Very bad!
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-t … ce=twitter

    Trump also said he would issue a rule cutting government regulations, direct the Labor Department to investigate abuses of visa programs, and cancel some restrictions on energy production, including shale oil and gas and coal.
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  14. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago

    Congratulations, Ben Carson.  World Class! 
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    1. ahorseback profile image45
      ahorsebackposted 13 days ago in reply to this

      I can't wait to see how the left  will attempt to assassinates Ben Carson's character !  I mean really , a conservative Black man ? The left will NEVER stand for that .

      1. Credence2 profile image85
        Credence2posted 13 days ago in reply to this

        Put the lime in the coconut, shake it all up.....

        Trump is to be commended, grudgingly. Even he is smart enough to recognize that any blantantly hostile stance toward Minorities would be counterproductive for him and his administration.  So, without saying so, he is moving more toward a " REagan approach" rather than some radical KKK, Aryan Nations empire approach. For many of us, those fears are not exaggerated.

        I not relieved with Trumps choice but relieved by the fact that even he recognized the need for some accomodation taking the course of a conservative politician and not that of the Grand Wizard of The Klan so now that it is possible that we can end up with a Uncle Ben.

        I can now move the clock from 5 minutes to midnight, back to an hour. A little more time, a bit of a reprieve.

        Let's see if he can get smart and move toward more moderation in the choices for his other cabinet choices.

        Happy Thanksgiving to All,
        No shortage of Turkeys to baste....

        1. colorfulone profile image87
          colorfuloneposted 13 days ago in reply to this

          I believe that is the Clinton's territory. 
          "Clinton's are actual KKK apologists"
          http://hubpages.com/politics/forum/1354 … ologists--

          Happy Thanksgiving!

          1. Credence2 profile image85
            Credence2posted 13 days ago in reply to this

            I don't agree, of course.

            Happy Thankgivings to you as well.

            1. colorfulone profile image87
              colorfuloneposted 12 days ago in reply to this

              You have a right to disagree with the facts. 
              Since Obama took office, the Democratic party lost:
              10 Senate seats
              14 governors
              31 statehouses
              63 House seats
              Democrats at their lowest point in the House since the 1920s.
              Obama says the party doesn't need a "complete overhaul"?
              Time to wake up!  He doesn't care about your party in ruin.

              1. Credence2 profile image85
                Credence2posted 12 days ago in reply to this

                I disagree with YOUR facts or how you interpret same.

                It is not unusual for one political party or the other to take a bath during an election cycle. I can count on the fact that the Republicans will screw up soon and we will be there waiting for them. Bask in your victory for now as progressive forces will see that it does not last long.

                As far as I am concerned the alternative to the Democrats is the devil, himself.

                1. colorfulone profile image87
                  colorfuloneposted 12 days ago in reply to this

                  Nigel Farage the man that overthrow the establishment in the Brexit movement / revolution said on Twitter,  "I have known several of the Trump team for years and I am in a good position with the President-elect’s support to help." 

                  Rumors are flying over that tweet, that Nigel may move to the US and work for Trump.  I believe he  helped influence Trump's campaign greatly.  They both defeated the party establishments.  It had to happen.  Now, other countries are attempting to defeat the evil powers that have controlled them.   

                  If, Farage and Trump could do it, so can other righteously determined leaders start a revolution of the people, by the people, and for the people.  Phenomenas are trending!

      2. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 13 days ago in reply to this

        Congratulations to a Native American woman, Nikki Haley, to be the US ambassador to the United Nations.  I really do like Haley and believe she will serve at the pleasure of the president 

        Some Trump supporters are opposed to Haley simply because she was pro- Rubio and Cruz in the primaries. I don't get that, but it shows me that Trump has no hard feelings, (its not about him anyway).

        1. colorfulone profile image87
          colorfuloneposted 12 days ago in reply to this

          Trump might have Haley tell the United Nations, "YOUR FIRED!"

        2. ahorseback profile image45
          ahorsebackposted 12 days ago in reply to this

          Actually Nikki , Is from India [the country ] or as her parents are , And I agree she is awesome and an amazing choice ,   Just one more example  though of leftist ranting about the " racist "Trump !   

          Trump  is less racist than Obama is ! Count on it !

          1. Castlepaloma profile image23
            Castlepalomaposted 12 days ago in reply to this

            Why? because Obama is black and white, so hates himself more than the Trump race riots. I must of missed out on all the race riots across the US the last 8 years.

          2. colorfulone profile image87
            colorfuloneposted 12 days ago in reply to this

            Oh ok, Nikki, is an India, Indian.  She is a pretty lady, bright and very smart.  I'm not sure what she will be doing as ambassador since Trump has pretty much threatened to leave the UN.  It should be interesting to watch what happens.  I will be praying for Ms. Haley that she will be strong in the Lord and the power of His might.

            According to many, the UN in NY is a new age occult with their own satanic prayer room, or meditation room.  People can tour the building and see it for themselves. Lots of articles about it online and photos.  If that be true, they should be run out of the USA.

            I know of Christians that regularly go there to pray against the dark satanic forces in that very room.  Lucis trust!  All my senses tell me they have had great spiritual victories.   2 Corinthians 10:4  "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds" - Glory to God!

          3. PhoenixV profile image78
            PhoenixVposted 12 days ago in reply to this

            Arent her parents immigrants?  Wasnt Nikki publicly critical of Trump about him releasing his taxes or something? How is this possible considering this will not line up with the image of Trump painted by Team Hillary Mainstream Media Inc?

            1. PhoenixV profile image78
              PhoenixVposted 12 days ago in reply to this

              How will they spin this on SNL or all the late night talk shows or daytime, quasi news tabloid entertainment View-like garbage?  I bet they make fun of her heritage.

              1. PhoenixV profile image78
                PhoenixVposted 12 days ago in reply to this



                Wiki-

                Nikki Haley (born Nimrata "Nikki" Randhawa)

                Maybe the left/democrats can print up some t-shirts and make fun of her name.

              2. colorfulone profile image87
                colorfuloneposted 12 days ago in reply to this

                SNL's ratings are tanking because of some of the characters they have on the show.  They may not have another season if viewers don't think they are funny anymore.  I haven't watched it for years, and only rarely then, so I am just going on what I read.

            2. colorfulone profile image87
              colorfuloneposted 12 days ago in reply to this

              Haley was pro Cruz and Rubio, so she said some things during the primaries, but that's politics.  I like seeing things put in the past as we approach a new year and a fresh new presidential cabinet.

              I just read this. "U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland as his deputy national security adviser, adding another woman to the top ranks of his administration, according to two people familiar with the transition planning."  (TruthFeed) 

              McFarland, will be working with Trump's national security adviser, General Flynn.  I have much respect for Flynn for standing up against Obama and Hillary. 

              "Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, who served for more than two years as the director of President Barack Obama’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), leveled explosive charges against the President and his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an exclusive hour-long interview with Breitbart News"

              1. PhoenixV profile image78
                PhoenixVposted 12 days ago in reply to this

                Is she uneducated? Surely she must be uneducated.

                1. colorfulone profile image87
                  colorfuloneposted 12 days ago in reply to this

                  Being a national security analyst must be very interesting.

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    Billy Wilsonposted 12 days ago

    I'm 70 years old and I'm picking up person please give me some suggestions

    1. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 10 days ago in reply to this

      Maybe start a dating thread in the forums and title it such so people know you are trying to pick up someone.  I hear people have some good success with putting an ad in the news paper. I have a cousin who met her wonderful husband that way. He put the ad in the paper, and she answered the ad and they met.  They are just right for each other.  Anyway, hope you find what you are looking for.   God bless!

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  16. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 10 days ago

    Congratulations, to Mrs. DeVos. 
    Betsy's School Mission
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/betsy-devos … 1480024466
    ( Trump posted that article on Facebook. )

    "One promise of the Trump Presidency is that it will try to break up Washington’s political cartels. Among the worst is the Education Department,"

    "The National Education Association union blew a gasket at Mrs. DeVos’s appointment Wednesday, which qualifies as high praise."  - Ha! ... I can still hear them screaming!

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 10 days ago in reply to this

      Trump not leaving his Tower to face anyone in the white house and he is blocking up a lot of traffic in New York with security. Trump said his boy has to finish school and his wife dose not want to move into the white house.  How dose Trump know working class, Congressman or nature and everything , all from his Tower and cell phone?. He must be the real wizard of Oz

      1. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 10 days ago in reply to this

        My goodness, Trump has been getting death threats since he threw his hat into the ring.   The Secret Service know what they are doing when it comes to security.  They are doing their job, and tell Trump how its going to be for his safety.   Trump wouldn't be safe going to and from the WH until he has his own people in place.  He has been advised.

        Trump is busy filling 4,000 positions for his cabinet.  He can't know everything, so he is looking for the best and smartest team.  It is 53 days till Trump takes office, and he is all business.

        Trump will be meeting with Obama, I don't know their schedule. Obama, has been largely absent from the WH since the election.  I'm sure Trump is getting briefings, but...  Harry Reid said, Trump should be given false briefings, in other words lies.  Typical!  He says stupid things, that shows what kind of swamp material he is made of.   

        Trump grew-up going to construction sites with his dad, and his kids have grown up the same...being taught how to operate heavy equipment by the operators, etc.  Trump spent a day doing maid service, room service, baggage handler, etc., he knows how hard his employees work.

        Some of the best ways to learn about nature is The National Geographic and The History Channel. But, I have been interested in documentaries about the Genesis 6 'giants' lately.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image23
          Castlepalomaposted 9 days ago in reply to this

          Oh the sons of God, oh yes, don't forget too how the Bible talks more about dragons than they do about dinosaurs.

          When all the Christians get to heaven we will all get a Trump towers that block off many clouds too. Trump will build an eye of a needle so huge a herd of camels will fly right through it. Because we will all get so tired of winning here on earth as well as in heaven.

  17. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 8 days ago

    Trump made three more appointments today to his transition team. 

    Elaine Chao to serve as Secretary of Transportation
    Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Congressman Tom Price to lead his Department of Health and Human Services

    http://www.hannity.com/articles/hanpr-e … -15342631/
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  18. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 8 hours ago

    http://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13309281.jpg

    When shown a picture of the GoldenDoddle pup, Barron's reaction was a smile and tears in his eyes as he fell in love with Patton (named after the General), a gift to the Trump White House. 

    What a beautiful pup.  I hadn't heard of this mixed dog bred before.  I think I fell in love with Patton too. 

    Added: its official, Donald Trump is Time's "person of the year".

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 5 hours ago in reply to this

      Person of the Year

      Lol

      That is worst than Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize.  It is impossible for any of these politicians to master life.

      At least the dog ups their image.

 
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