MCViewPoint

Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Posts Tagged ‘Trump’

Romney ‘Can’t Understand’ Why Trump Would ‘Disparage’ ‘Heroic,’ ‘Honorable’ McCain

Posted by M. C. on March 20, 2019

Trump has his reasons, I have mine…

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/mccain-and-the-pow-cover-up/

John McCain, had played in suppressing information about what happened to American soldiers missing in action in Vietnam. Below, we present in full Sydney Schanberg’s explosive story.

In case you haven’t noticed Romney is a twit. Yes, I am an anti-twit racist.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/19/romney-cant-understand-why-trump-would-disparage-heroic-honorable-mccain/

by Tony Lee

…After ripping McCain over the weekend for peddling the “Fake & Unverified” Christopher Steele Russia dossier to the FBI and the legacy media, Trump said on Monday that he “never will be” a fan of the late Arizona Senator.

“I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be,” Trump said.

Trump criticized McCain again over his “thumbs down” vote on repealing Obamacare, saying he was “unhappy” that McCain did not give the White House a heads up about his “no” vote.

“I’m very unhappy that he didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know,” Trump said. “He campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare for year. And then he got to a vote and he said thumbs down.”

Trump said he could have gotten “somebody else” to repeal Obamacare had he known McCain was going to change his mind.

“I think that’s disgraceful, plus there were other things,” Trump added…

Be seeing you

john-mccain-traitor

Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Trump Gives GM Ultimatum: Reopen Closed Lordstown, Ohio, Plant

Posted by M. C. on March 18, 2019

“This country has done a lot for General Motors…

What about when Obama instigated government oversight of GM to stave off bankruptcy? A great lot of good that has done. Obama strong armed GM into selling the sales disaster that was the Volt.

GM has been digging their own grave for years. Government jumped in along side with a bigger shovel.

GM’s isn’t selling much beyond low mileage pickups. Aren’t those bad for us?

Keeping costs high will not help.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/17/trump-gives-gm-ultimatum-reopen-closed-lordstown-ohio-plant/

by John Binder

President Donald Trump this weekend called out multinational corporation General Motors (GM) for closing its first of four U.S. assembly plants it expects to shutter this year, urging GM CEO Mary Barra to quickly reopen the plant.

Trump called out the automaker and Barra for laying off thousands of American workers and the recent closing of the Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Trump vs. the FBI: Who are the good guys? | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. on March 3, 2019

All we can do is separate ourselves to the best of our abilities from far off bureaucrats and politicians

https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/trump-vs-the-fbi-who-are-the-good-guys/

By Joe Jarvis

The bad guys wear black hats.

We’re programmed to see things in black or white, right or wrong, good or evil. From what we are shown in movies and books from an early age, there is a protagonist and an antagonist.

Clever writers make it a little more complex, with the Boo Radleys and Snapes who are thought to be villains but turn out to be heroes. But generally, the characters fit largely into extremes: good guys or bad guys with little overlap: Harry Potter versus Voldemort.

But it’s those characters on the edge who people can’t get enough of. Like Walter White, the cancer patient who starts producing meth to leave some money behind for his family in the TV show Breaking Bad.

And that’s probably because its an often unspoken truth that life is mostly gray, and not so black and white.

But the binary two choice meme has a function. It makes things a hell of a lot easier. And it prevents us from being crippled by indecision and inaction.

Of course, this is also easily exploited by bad guys… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Why Trump doesn’t always get it wrong on the Middle East, by Patrick Cockburn – The Unz Review

Posted by M. C. on January 26, 2019

It may not turn out that way, but Trump’s approach is more realistic than those who dismiss it as dangerous idiocy. For all his verbal belligerency, Trump is a genuine isolationist who has yet to start a war anywhere. It is an achievement not to be underrated.

http://www.unz.com/pcockburn/why-trump-doesnt-always-get-it-wrong-on-the-middle-east/

The exceptions are important but Trump does not get credit for them because of the knee-jerk hostility which rules out any possibility that Trump may be right and his vast array of critics wrong.

North Korea, Russia and Syria are good examples of the positive side of Trump foreign policy, however unorthodox its expression.

He may not have got as far as he wanted through talks with Kim Jong-un, but war in the Korean peninsula is certainly less likely than it was in pre-Trump times. Any contact between Trump and Vladimir Putin is portrayed by most news outlets as a hideous act of betrayal of the west. But Russia has a nuclear arsenal capable of blowing up the world several times over, so it is surely unwise to refuse to talk to, and treat as a pariah, the Russian leader who could press the nuclear button?

Trump’s sudden decision in December to pull US troops out of Syria was condemned by everybody from the most liberal Democrats to the most belligerent Republicans. They all jumped on to their moral high horses, but none proffered an alternative policy and happily pretended that the status quo was sustainable – though it is not.

The US is a bit player in Syria where the Kurdish-led forces it backs have largely defeated Isis. “Oh no they haven’t,” shouts the Washington foreign policy establishment, but Isis used to rule eight million people in a powerful state stretching from the outskirts of Baghdad to the Mediterranean. It now controls only part of a single small town, Hajin, in the depths of eastern Syria. The jihadis are never going to run up the white flag, but if this is not defeat it is something very close to it….

Be seeing you

graveyard

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Did Trump Put the Deep State on Notice with Syrian Withdrawal?

Posted by M. C. on December 27, 2018

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/12/25/did-trump-put-deep-state-on-notice-with-syrian-withdrawal.html

ROBERT BRIDGE

The reason so many people continue to misread the actions of US President Donald Trump is because they tend to confuse him with the actions and behaviors of past US administrations, where indiscriminate death and destruction was America’s calling card around a shell-shocked planet. Although certainly erratic in his actions, Trump thus far has been predictable on one score: keeping the powers-that-be guessing.

Last week, Donald Trump, acting unilaterally and within full power as Commander-in-Chief, derailed the Deep State’s plans for yet another disastrous regime change operation, announcing the withdrawal of US troops from Syria.

In a video released via Twitter, the American leader announced that, “We have won against ISIS…and it’s time for our troops to come home.”

In the not-so-distant past, such an announcement would have been greeted with cheers since it is generally agreed that war is – at least for those doing the grunt work – a very unpleasant enterprise. But the times have changed, together with the national agenda, and instead of applause filling the airwaves, the American people can hear nothing but the screeching of incensed hawks on both sides of the political aisle. That screeching is the sound of the Deep State expressing its deep displeasure and even pain… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

Trump’s Decision to Leave Syria Was No ‘Surprise’ | The American Conservative

Posted by M. C. on December 21, 2018

Good news. The possible downside is these troops may end up dying in Africa “defending America”.

According to recent articles there are more US ops in Africa than in the ME.

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/trumps-decision-to-leave-syria-was-no-surprise/

In 1966, in the midst of the Vietnam War, Vermont Senator George Aiken recommended that President Lyndon Johnson simply “declare victory and get out.” While what Aiken actually said was more complex (because the U.S. couldn’t win militarily, he implied, it should stop deploying troops and start deploying diplomats), his statement is commonly cited as an example of foreign policy wisdom—then, as now, a much depleted currency in Washington.

While it’s doubtful that President Donald Trump has studied Aiken’s views (or even heard of him), his decision on Wednesday to order the unilateral withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria is one of the few “Aiken moments” in American history. Not surprisingly, given Trump’s inclinations, the news came in a tweet posted by the president on Wednesday morning: “We have defeated ISIS on Syria,” Trump announced, “my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.” U.S. officials later said that all U.S. troops would be removed from Syria over the next 60 to 100 days.

While the announcement took much of official Washington by surprise, The American Conservative has learned that a select group of administration officials, as well as a handful of senior military officers, knew of Trump’s decision as early as Saturday morning. According to these officials, all of whom required anonymity in exchange for the information, Trump’s decision came as a result of a lengthy telephone exchange he had had with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday. Everything that Trump announced today, we have been told, was decided in that call… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

EconomicPolicyJournal.com: RIDICULOUS: Trump Blasts GM Plant Closure

Posted by M. C. on November 27, 2018

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2018/11/anti-free-market-trump-blasts-gm-plant.html#more

…This is simply a business decision. Obviously, the costs involved in running the five factories and employing the 14,000 jobs could not be done profitably.

The costs, price signals. on a daily basis signal to business operators what projects make sense to be taken on and continued and which are not profitable because the total resources required are being demanded at higher prices elsewhere.

This type of shift is a naturally occurring event in the economy that occurs all the time.

It should be cheered on as making the economy ex ante more efficient and productive.

However, the economic illiterate president is doing the exact opposite. He is threatening GM and says they better find new projects for the idled plants.

“They better damn well open a new plant there very quickly,” Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Monday, noting that he talked to  GM Chief Executive Mary Barra Sunday night.

“I told them, ‘You’re playing around with the wrong person,’” Trump said.

This, in effect, is Trump demanding GM to become less efficient. It is fascism-lite. What a horror. Trump is just too dumb to realize: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

Trump’s Foreign Policy War on Americans – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by M. C. on November 26, 2018

For Trump, trade has nothing to do with individual freedom and prosperity. It’s just part of the arsenal with which to wage war against perceived rivals and reward friends. A charge of “unfair trade practices” is one of the first refuges of scoundrels.

https://original.antiwar.com/srichman/2018/11/25/trumps-foreign-policy-war-on-americans/

by 

Beyond any reasonable doubt, in substance if not in appearance, Donald Trump is a thoroughly conventional American politician. It’s a wonder that anyone requires proof at this late date.

This couldn’t be clearer than in foreign policy…

The funny thing is that Trump himself seems to be working hardest to persuade those supporters that he has no intention of changing U.S. foreign policy. He would no more liquidate America’s global empire than liquidate his own global business empire. Alas, America is not going anywhere. Sure, he may hector imperial allies to spend more on their militaries (while insisting he respects their sovereignty), but that’s just a show. He’s an all-in imperialist, so we shouldn’t be fooled by the staged populism that sometimes is mistaken for come-home-Americanism. America First in practice embodies George H. W. Bush’s summation of America’s foreign policy: “What we say goes.”

As Glenn Greenwald writes about Trump’s disgusting relationship with Saudi Arabia, it’s “a perfect example — perhaps stated a little more bluntly and candidly than usual — of how the US has conducted itself in the world since at least the end of World War II.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

MAXINE WATERS ENCOURAGES ‘RESISTANCE’ TO “KNOCK OFF” TRUMP

Posted by M. C. on September 18, 2018

Another Maxine Waters Einstein moment.

This will likely guarantee re-election in Kalifornia.

https://www.infowars.com/maxine-waters-encourages-resistance-to-knock-off-trump/

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is under fire for spouting more incendiary rhetoric after she gave a speech in which she called for leftists and Democrats to “knock off” President Trump.

“There are those who say, ‘What if we get rid of him? Then we’ve got that Vice President and he’ll be worse.’ I say knock off the first one and then go after the second one,’” said Waters. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

Remember ?

Posted by M. C. on August 25, 2018

This is one of those unaccredited blurbs we all occasionally receive in our email. Typically I ignore them but this one rings true.

REMEMBER when Donald Trump was business partners with the Russian government and his company got $53 million from the Russian government investment fund called Rusnano that was started by Vladimir Putin and is referred to as “Putin’s Child?”

Oh wait, that wasn’t Trump; it was John Podesta.

REMEMBER when Donald Trump received $500,000 for a speech in Moscow and paid for by Renaissance Capital, a company tied to Russian Intelligence Agencies?

Oh wait, that was Bill Clinton.

REMEMBER when Donald Trump approved the sale of 20% of U.S. uranium to the Russians while he was Secretary of State which gave control of it to Rosatom the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation?

Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton.

REMEMBER when Donald Trump lied about that and said he wasn’t a part of approving the deal that gave the Russians 1/5 of our uranium, but then his e-mails were leaked showing he did lie about it?

Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton and John Podesta.

REMEMBER when Donald Trump got $145 million from shareholders of the uranium company sold to the Russians?

Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

REMEMBER when Donald Trump accepted millions in donations from Russian oligarchs like the chairman of a company that’s part of the Russian Nuclear Research Cluster, the wife of the mayor of Moscow and a close pal of Putin’s?

Oh wait, that was the Clinton Foundation.

REMEMBER when Donald Trump failed to disclose all those donations before becoming the Secretary of State, and it was only found out when a journalist went through Canadian tax records?

Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton

REMEMBER when Donald Trump told Mitt Romney that the ’80s called and it wanted its Russian policy back. The Cold War is over?

Oh wait, that was President Obama.

Man, Trump’s ties to Russia are really “disgusting!”

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »