Goatskin on Politics


Please read this excellent piece from Linda Day Fackelman (used with permission):

The double standard is so sad to see, The lies about Hillary are repeated over and over, so i feel we could may- be help by reminding what he has said and done. MADAME PRESIDENT! You need to win and save Americans from the man that gets a free pass to trash our Country and our Leaders. This is a nasty human that is a Crooked Narcissistic Psychopath Con man. Dear Trump supporters, So You Want Someone To ‘Tell It Like It Is’? OK, Here You Go.

Who you think you fooling?!? (We all know the answer to that.) 1. You join the orange lying machine and call Hillary crooked but you support a man who refused to release his tax returns. You support a greedy, self serving, manipulative tax cheat. You support a crooked narcissistic psychopath who is worried his tax returns would reveal evidence of financial ties to Russian oligarchs and other dictators of the world & he is nowhere as rich as he says. Just like we now know Putin's puppets illegally paid millions to his crooked former campaign manager, maybe he has been getting paid too. A corrupt little man whose daughter is vacationing with Putin's girlfriend. Making Russia great again? A man who funneled millions of campaign money to his own companies and used campaign money to pay his family handsomely. Using his own words, a disgusting and corrupt man who surrounded himself with a disgusting corrupt people. Who you think you fooling when you claim you support this disgraceful man while calling Hillary crooked?

2. Who you think you fooling when you say you love our veterans but support a man who believes POWs are not heroes because they were captured? A man who has shown he lacks emotional intelligence when he attacked families of fallen war hero. A man whose company fired a veteran for being deployed to Afghanistan.

3. Who you think you fooling when you say a soulless, heartless small man who mocked a disabled reporter will make a good president. He is not even a good person.

4. Who you think you fooling when you say you're patriotic & love this country but you support a man who has so little understanding of the basic parameters of our Constitution's limits & has zero respect for the constitution, except the part he uses to incites violence. A careless small man who asks Russia to spy on our former Secretary of State. A man who trash talks our NATO allies but lavishly praises brutal dictators like Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Un, Muammar Gaddafi, Vladimir Putin...etc

5. You support a small man who has been married three times and has admitted to infidelity in the past (serial adulterer), allegedly raped his wife, alleged child rapist, has a perverted attraction to his own daughter and you turn around and act like a person with some morals and principles by bringing up Bill Clinton's history with women? I agree with you Bill has a disgusting, disgraceful history with women but no comparison to the misogynistic pig who has said cringeworthy, disturbing things about women his whole life. May I remind you Bill is NOT running to be the next president. If you saying oh, candidates spouses are fair game then you can't ignore the orange pig is married to a woman who sold her body for a living until she married to a man who paid the most. A woman whose naked pictures are all over the internet. So again who you think you fooling?

6. Who you think you fooling when you say you support a man whose business career is a very long list of bankruptcies, defaults and deceptions because he is good for the economy? A man who was born into wealth and built that wealth by scamming, stiffing and bullying ordinary working citizens of this great country.

7. Yes, Hillary had lied just like all politicians do. She is not perfect, then again no one is. But who you think you fooling when you call her dishonest but support a narcissistic pathological liar? Every time that orange clown opens his mouth every other word that comes out is a lie. Fact checkers have proved it over and over again.

8. Who you think you fooling when you claim you support a hypocritical small man who hired undocumented immigrants for his real estate projects & exploited our visa program to effectively run a prostitution trafficking rings as a man capable of solving our immigration problem?

9. I agree 100% if she's elected Hillary and her whole family must distance themselves from the Clinton foundation. Let other people continue the great work the foundation is doing. With that said, who you think you fooling when you support a man whose foundation is found guilty of a pay-to-play scam and false claims of giving on its tax forms and then turn around and try to push a fabricated scandals about Clinton foundation. IRS found the con man used funds from his charitable foundation to make a campaign donation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Just after 4 days of the bribe payment Pam dropped Trump U case. And he also held $150K fundraiser for Pam after she dropped a criminal case against his university. And his foundation claimed on its tax return forms that it gave $10,000.00 to The Giving Back Fund, but the organization says that donation does not exist. So again who you think you fooling?

10. Who you think you fooling when you claim the con man whose line of clothing and accessories are made in Bangladesh, China, Honduras and other low-wage countries is the man to fix our labor laws? Who you think you fooling when you claim the man who outsourced everything is the answer to creating jobs here at home?

11. Who you think you fooling when you claim the unfit, unstable Putin's little bitch whose campaign is fully embracing alt-right's anti-Muslim and anti-Immigrant ideologies with all their conspiracy theories is the one to unite the country?

12. Who you think you fooling when you support a bottom feeder little man who put racial discrimination in housing at the heart of his real estate developments, started the birther movement and shown he is a racist pig with his actions & words over and over again then act like you care about the black community and bring up Hillary's reference to group of violent repeat criminals as "super-predators" in 1996? No one is buying your bull&hit. I don't agree with her chose of words all those years ago and she has apologized since.

13. Who you think you fooling when you say the man with zero experience can be the leader of the free world because he will hire the best people? The orange lying machine brags that he hires "the best people, the greatest people." But the fact is he scraped the bottom of the barrel to hire the people in his campaign. I guess he meant best at scamming, lying, fraud, leading white supremacists groups....etc Let me give you an example: 1. His crooked top adviser has deep ties to pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. 2. His campaign CEO and manager is part of ‘extremist’ right-wing group: SPLC and was a CEO of Breitbart, a site where white supremacists scream hateful absurdities & generate conspiracy theories. 3. His new deputy campaign manager was once called "the lowest form of life" by George W. Bush. Yup! David Bossie is also the longtime president of Citizens United, a conservative group best known for the Supreme Court case that overturned campaign financing laws allowing unlimited amount of dark money in our politics so the rich can buy our politicians. That's just a few examples. So are you fooling yourself or trying to fool others?. He needs serious mental evaluation.


Carl Schurz: The peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: "Our country -- when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right."

Carolyn Heilbrun: Thinking about profound social change, conservatives always expect disaster, while revolutionaries confidentially expect utopia. Both are wrong.

Dave Barry: The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery. They're the kind of people who'd stop to help you change a flat, but would somehow manage to set your car on fire. I would be reluctant to entrust them with a Cuisinart, let alone the economy. The Republicans, on the other hand, would know how to fix your tire, but they wouldn't bother to stop because they'd want to be on time for Ugly Pants Night at the country club.

David Broder: Anyone that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

Henrik Ibsen: It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.

Lily Tomlin: Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.

Margaret Chase Smith: My creed is that public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation with full recognition that every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration, that constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought, that smears are not only to be expected but fought, that honor is to be earned, not bought.

P. J. O'Rourke: Then there's politics. Just imagine politics with its dumbbell element subtracted. There would be no Republican candidates. There would be no Democratic voters. The whole system would collapse.

Robert M. Hutchins: The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.

Sinclair Lewis: When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.

Will Rogers: Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.

Will Rogers: Elections are a good deal like marriages. There's no accounting for anyone's taste. Every time we see a bridegroom we wonder why she ever picked him, and it's the same with public officials.

Will Rogers: Politics is the best show in America. I love animals and I love politicians and I love to watch both of 'em play either back home in their native state or after they have been captured and sent to the zoo or to Washington.


My Political background: Life long interest and participation (some 55 years); former town chairman and county vice chairman of my party; Participated in many campaigns including pre-primary county coordinator for a presidential candidate; a candidate for state legislature (nominated by write-in). Have been both Republican and Democrat. Purpose of my comments: just to post another side and perhaps give some food for thought (and, hopefully, receive some feed-back for my own education).

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