Tomorrow | Tom Camfield

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Posted 9/14/22

“I WILL NOT STAND BY AND WATCH. I will not let the will of the American people be overturned by wild conspiracy theories and baseless evidence-free claims and fraud. I will not stand by and …

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“I WILL NOT STAND BY AND WATCH. I will not let the will of the American people be overturned by wild conspiracy theories and baseless evidence-free claims and fraud. I will not stand by and watch elections in this country stolen by people who simply refused to accept that they lost,” President Biden said during his recent speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

A heckler loudly chanted “f**k Joe Biden" during the president's “soul of the nation” address, interrupting a scathing speech that saw Biden discuss what he called a threat to democracy, posed by Donald Trump and his supporters. “They're entitled to be outrageous,” Biden said of such periodic interruption. “This is a democracy . . . Good manners is nothing they've ever suffered from.”

In responding as though he hadn’t been listening to the speech, Donald Trump soon wrote in reply, “If you look at the words and meaning of the awkward and angry Biden speech tonight, he threatened America, including with the possible use of military force. He must be insane, or suffering from late stage dementia!”
He added a photo of himself kissing the American flag.

References to both “dementia” and military force bring to mind that Trump appears mentally deficient online and will be 78 by the 2024 election — and while President, Trump tried unsuccessfully to devote millions to a massive Fourth of July military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue . . . a tribute mostly to his own ego.

”Equality and democracy are under assault. We do ourselves no favor to pretend otherwise,” Biden declared at the top of his remarks. He accused Trump and his supporters of trying to thwart free elections, disrespecting the constitution and taking the country backwards in terms of personal rights.

“MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards; backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love,” Biden warned.

Meanwhile, Yahoo News Sept. 4 reported a lot to remarks by Trump in an article by Kelsey Vlamis headlined “Trump accused Fox News of 'pushing' Democrats' agenda and said if CNN 'went conservative,' it'd be an 'absolute gold mine' and he'd help.” You can search a portion of that headline for more lengthy detail, but following is a bit of a sample.

“Wow! Fox News is really pushing the Democrats and the Democrat agenda. Gets worse every single day," Trump wrote on his social-media platform, Truth Social. "So many Dems interviewed with only softball questions, then Republican counterparts get creamed." It's unclear what interviews Trump was referring to, but he also specifically called out Karl Rove, a former GOP White House official who is now a Fox News contributor.

“ ‘RINO Karl Rove is unwatchable, very negative, and on all the time. Has a big record of losing!’ Trump said. ‘Not an easy place to be as a Republican, especially with all of the 'pervert purchased ads.’ It's unclear which ads he was referring to.”

Elsewhere: Madison, Wis. (AP) —“The Republican candidate for governor in Wisconsin endorsed by Donald Trump is calling for people to take up ‘pitchforks and torches’ in reaction to a story that detailed his giving to anti-abortion groups, churches and others — rhetoric that Democrats say amounts to threatening violence. Tim Michels, who co-owns the state's largest construction company, faces Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in the battleground state. If Michels wins, he will be in position to enact a host of GOP priorities passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature leading into the 2024 Presidential Election. Evers has vetoed more bills than any governor in modern state history and is campaigning on his ability to serve as a check on Republicans . . .”

Here’s a bit on handguns from the Internet when Trump was wrapping up his term as President in 2020 (search “Trump, handguns, 2020” — see more next week): “Kahr Firearms Group and Auto-Ordnance once again honor Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, with a limited edition series .45 caliber Auto-Ordnance 1911 pistol.” 

Trump spent more time criticizing the media and Democratic lawmakers (and praising the NRA) than in calling for more stringent gun-control measures . . . yet now is raving about increases in shootings as if they all developed during Biden’s short stint in office so far rather than during his own four previous years in command.

Meanwhile, he sufficiently stacked the district and appeals courts during his official time to stall any resolution of the Mar-a-Lago FBI search until after the Nov. 8 election.

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  • MargeS

    The good thing is Tom, most of America saw what Trump and his insurrectionists did on January 6, 2021, listened to the Jan 6th committee. If anyone votes for him they are voting for a liar and a traitor.

    Wednesday, September 14 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    "I will not stand by and watch elections in this country stolen by people who simply refused to accept that they lost,”..... You mean people such as Hillary Clinton? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUqxX0YAafg)

    This blog is a great example of the Democrat's campaign for 22 and 24. Instead of telling US what a great job Biden is doing, because he isn't, instead they spread fear and loathing for all things Trump, including most Republicans, and the Millions who voted for Trump, painting them as an existential threat to Democracy. I'm sure in an effort to unite the country.

    Yep!, that sounds like a party intent on saving the soul of America.

    Wednesday, September 14 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    The 1-6 committee is far from concluded. But that's not the purpose, is it?

    Wednesday, September 14 Report this

  • MargeS

    Another Trump Troll.

    Wednesday, September 14 Report this

  • Thomas Camfield

    Hillary lost the nomination to Obama in 2008, the presidential to Trump back in 2116—and certainly hasn’t been much of a factor since on the political scene. Certainly not enough to cause us to veer off big-mouth Donald and head in her direction somewhat aimlessly. Nor am I inclined to get in his way when Joe Biden starts a few initiatives aimed at finally getting the upper hand on global warming. That leaves Donald with his continuous lies, thinly-veiled threats and fake news. I wish Biden nothing but the greatest of luck as he wades in against wealthy Republicans determined to get more than their fair share out of a world economy that has been injected with inflation.

    Thursday, September 15 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    "I wish Biden nothing but the greatest of luck as he wades in against wealthy Republicans"..... "What about the weathy Democrats?".....

    Mark Warner-$214M.

    Don Beyer-$124M.

    Dean Phillips-$123M.

    Nancy Pelosi- $114M.

    Fact is that there are wealthy Republicans and wealthy Democrats. And all of them have the $$ to hire tax layers/CPAs and use any way to pay as little as possible.

    So who's going to pay for all of Bidens spending? the average wage earner who has the taxes automatically taken out of his paycheck before he even gets it, that's who.

    Saturday, September 17 Report this

  • MargeS

    What Biden requested: Biden’s plan would require the top 0.1 percent of earners, those worth more than $100 million, to pay at least 20 percent in taxes on a combination of their income and their unrealized gains in assets like their stock portfolios. Those gains are not currently taxed.

    The administration estimates the plan would raise $360 billion over the next decade. This would be a dramatic change in the way the wealthy are taxed. Politico

    Don’t American’s feel it’s time for the super wealthy to pay their fair share?

    Sunday, September 18 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    Same old story that the Democrats have used for years, spend $$ we don't have and convince the stupid voters that someone else will pay for it. I've heard that all my life. The rich didn't get rich by letting the government take it.

    Sunday, September 18 Report this

  • MargeS

    Your right, they legislated laws to keep them from paying taxes.

    The national debt has risen by almost $7.8 trillion during Trump’s time in office. That’s nearly twice as much as what Americans owe on student loans, car loans, credit cards and every other type of debt other than mortgages, combined, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. It amounts to about $23,500 in new federal debt for every person in the country.

    The other two presidents who had higher than normal National Debt were Abraham Lincoln and George W. Bush

    And unlike George W. Bush and Abraham Lincoln, who oversaw the larger relative increases in deficits, Trump did not launch two foreign conflicts or have to pay for a civil war.

    And Trump didn't win the 2020 Election. Spread the news.

    Sunday, September 18 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    "Although almost every U.S. president in the past half-century has run a record budget deficit at one time or another, the largest budget deficits in U.S. history were run by former President Donald Trump and his two immediate predecessors."

    I think every administration in my lifetime has spent $$ we don't have. That does not bode well for our future.

    Alexander Fraser Tytler said a long time ago; "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."

    I'm not about to defend Trump's spending, but as James Carville said "It's the economy, stupid." James Carville was correct. The Trump-hating Democrats are trying to make the coming elections all about Trump, because they don't want the voters to ask themselves if they are, after they pay all of their monthly living expenses, better off today than they were 3-4 years ago.

    Monday, September 19 Report this

  • MargeS

    So what year were we better off with Trump? The elections in November 2022 are extremely important to those of us who do not want to see a Republican house or senate majority. It's an election, lets see the Republicans explain the enormous damage they have done since 2016. I believe in common sense, decent people in America, not radicals that attack the government and claim an election was stolen, use violence and lies to convince people they have a reason to overtake our Constitution. This isn't fun and games Just in hale, this is what our country will become, a lawless society worshiping a dictator [a ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained control by force].

    Monday, September 19 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    "So what year were we better off with Trump?"

    You can't be serious M.S. How about the years 2017-2020?

    Under the Biden administration, we have the highest inflation rate in the last 40 years. That hurts every American family hard, maybe not you though.

    Under the Biden administration, we have the highest number of illegals entering our country. Maybe you live in a gated community with security, but the average American has to deal with these un-vetted and often criminal illegals and people bringing fentanyl into our country.

    Maybe you want four more years of that, I sure as hel don't, and I hope the majority of the American voters feel the same.

    "let's see the Republicans explain the enormous damage they have done since 2016."..... Riight! the lawless Republicans. Who's policy is an open border, Biden or Trump? Biden's

    Which party supports sanctuary cities, which are unconstitutional, Democrats or Republicans? Democrats!

    Which President said on 60 minutes that the US military would come to Taiwan's defense if China attacked them, in contradiction to long-time US policy of ambiguity on the issue, Biden or Trump? Biden.

    You say you believe in common sense? aren't you the one who wants our former POTUS in jail, without any evidence of any crime being committed? Yeah, you believe in common sense.

    Tuesday, September 20 Report this

  • MargeS

    Donald Trump and his Republican Maga group have done more harm to this country than all 44 presidents combined.

    Number one: While running for president in 2016, they brought into our country such hate and bigotry, that most people's stomach's turn when they hear the name Trump. I am not better off than I was in 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019. I am not a 1% er. More lower middle class. And it's the middle class that the Republicans usually stick it too. Get your blinders of people, Trump will be tried and serve time.

    "On both the criminal and civil litigation fronts, former President Donald Trump faces a bevy of lawsuits and investigations, with more cases likely to follow. Some are civil suits stemming from his pre-presidential business dealings. Others are defamation claims from women he allegedly assaulted. More still are criminal probes and civil actions that scrutinize his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The Chart below tracks all these cases. It will be continually updated as major legal developments occur.

    These cases bear on two pressing questions. First, will Trump maintain his long streak of eluding legal liability in the face of so many lawsuits? Second, if Trump is held to account for illegal conduct, what impact will such a development have on his—and his family’s—political and business fortunes?

    Criminal charges—one would think—would be among the most damaging outcomes. After all, a criminal prosecution of a former president would be a singular event in American history. No former president has ever been indicted, much less convicted. Trump lost any immunity from indictment that he may have possessed as president the moment he left office on Jan. 20. To be sure, most of the criminal probes detailed below are in their infancy, so the odds of an actual conviction at this time remain improbable. Even so, the mere stigma of criminal charges against the former president could reshape the American political landscape and the historical understanding of Trump’s behavior. . . It's a long article but worth reading. https://www.justsecurity.org

    Tuesday, September 20 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    Any "harm" done to our Country during Trump's administration was done by the biased M.S.M. They took much of his words and twisted them to fit their narrative, knowing full well that the average American is too lazy or stupid to actually do some reading and critical thinking. A prime example was the phony "Russia Collusion" story that they pushed for more than three years, and only recanted the story after the Muller investigation exposed it as a lie developed and paid for by the Democrat party.

    This from NPR's David Folkenflik, hardly a right winger.....

    "DAVID FOLKENFLIK, BYLINE: Right. So the dossier included a lot of accusations about Trump, a lot of salacious accusations about Trump's *** life. It was put together by a former British intelligence official for a consulting firm hired by Democrats."

    So who was the real threat to the country? Trump or the Democrats who paid for the story and used much of that story in their attempt to remove the duly elected POTUS from office.

    "On both the criminal and civil litigation fronts, former President Donald Trump faces a bevy of lawsuits and investigations" .....Whatever criminal or civil "crimes" Trump may or may not have committed as a private citizen may affect his personal or business life, but does not present an existential threat to the US., you, or me.

    "No former president has ever been indicted,"..... That's because the law requires facts and evidence, unlike you who have said many times that Trump belongs in prison regardless of any facts of any law-breaking. The latest gambit the Trump haters have latched onto is this phony "insurrection" charge, I predict they will get the same outcome as their previous phony impeachment charges.

    "the mere stigma of criminal charges against the former president could reshape the American political landscape" That's what this is all about for the haters, stigmatize Trump and by extension anyone who supports him, the truth doesn't matter, you can't un-ring a bell.

    Wednesday, September 21 Report this