Ben Carson And No “Special Rights”

Oh, Dr. Ben Carson. According to The Hill, “During Ben Carson’s Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 12, 2017, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) pressed the Housing and Urban Development nominee about whether he would enforce LGBT protections in the public housing sector. ‘Of course, I would enforce all the laws of the land,’ Carson responded. ‘Of course, I think all Americans should be…

Oh Kellyanne Conway, You Terrible Spokesperson

Apparently Trump Campaign Manager and newly christened Senior Advisor (whatever that means) Kellyanne Conway didn’t read the headlines in The New York Times, Washington Post, and on CNN between yesterday afternoon and yesterday evening. The story at this point is that Trump was briefed by intelligence officials last week about the information contained in the 35-page report released by BuzzFeed.…

Comparing POTUS and PEOTUS “Happy New Year 2017” Tweets

President-Elect Trump and Presidents Clinton and Obama all tweeted “Happy New Year” greetings in the last couple of days. Trump’s tweet went out about 8:30 AM EST on December 31, 2016. President Clinton tweeted about 24 hours later, on Jan. 1, 2017, and President Obama tweeted his greeting at noon, also on New Year’s Day. Let’s compare the tweets. President…

Who Has Bought His/Her Spot In The Trump Cabinet? — Part 2

A few weeks ago, I noted that Linda McMahon and Andrew Puzder quite clearly paid for their cabinet positions: Broken Laughter will continue to do research on this and will update this post with the new information as it becomes available, but of the recent Trump Cabinet selections made, here are two who clearly bought their seats in the Trump administration:…

Trump Barely Won The Electoral College

Effectively, 77,759 Electoral College votes in three states (WI/PA/MI) determined the Presidency. In three key states, Trump won by less than 1%. Let that sink in for a minute. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump won the United States presidential election by less than 1% in these three key Electoral College states: Wisconsin: 22,748 votes, 0.7 of a percentage point Pennsylvania:…

Giving Trump A Chance

I have been trying very hard to “give Trump a chance.” So far, he has nominated Cabinet picks whose opinions, attitudes, past actions and statements are diametrically opposed to mine — and many Americans. Despite his claim that he would “be the President of all the people” and would “bring people together” and unite them, choosing these people for Cabinet…

Clinton Receives More Votes Than Any White Presidential Candidate

Hillary Clinton has received more votes than President Barack Obama did in his 2012 victory, according to data from the National Archives and a running total by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. She received a total of 65,844,610 votes in the 2016 election popular vote count, compared to Trump’s 62,979,636. Clinton’s lead is the largest of any US presidential candidate who…

Not A Landslide Win For Trump

In its statement dismissing the findings of the CIA investigation into hacking of John Podesta’s email and the DNC website, the Trump transition team said: “The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again,’ ” the statement read. Unfortunately, the Trump…