Syed: Trumpism, Moment or Movement?

As we sift through the debris of November 8, America must ask itself if it agrees with President-elect Trump’s claim that he is not a passing moment but an enduring movement that will last 4 or may even be 8 years. History has documented moments that became movements.

In 1930, Mohandas Gandhi, challenging the British occupation of India asked his people to extract salt from the sea instead of buying it from their occupier. That led India to win its independence in 1947. In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. This single act of defiance obliged the United States of America to institute the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Moments die. Movements endure.

In 1947, Joseph McCarthy got elected to the United States Senate and McCarthyism was born soon after and continues to be referenced until today. In June 2015, Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy and in less than 16 months, Trump gave birth to Trumpism.

Moments die. Movements endure.

If President-elect Trump’s claim that his Trumpism is an enduring movement, Americans must worry. Some experts are already worried.

The National Center for the Treatment of Phobia, Anxiety and Disorder in Washington, D.C. reported that each week during the last two weeks before election, four Americans had walked in to their Center, scared and frightened with the possibility of Donald Trump as the President of the United States. Now that the possibility of Trump’s presidency is a reality, one may wonder if the scared Americans are less or if their fears are compounded. And, Dr. Bernard Vittone, the Director of the National Center for the Treatment of Phobia, Anxiety and Disorder says that he has been treating his Trumphobia patients with anti-anxiety medication.

Sustained phobia and lingering anxiety shrinks thinking, especially critical thinking. For example, a thinking person would remember to carry an umbrella but an unthinking genius would blame God for messing up His Majesty’s day!

The unpleasant possibility of an enduring Trumpism is now real. It is real because Trump has almost single-handedly revealed the deep-seated bigotry, xenophobia and hate harbored by millions of fellow Americans who were afraid to express their true selves publicly. Trumpism has not only emboldened them but has also engendered in them a militant love for hate, “a new normal.”

Only time will tell. But the fears of many are not unfounded. McCarthyism still breathes.  After all, both Trump and Joe McCarthy relied on the corrupting advice of the infamous lawyer Roy Cohn.  Trumpism has resuscitated the darkest evils of McCarthyism.  It’s up to the American people to consign both movements to the ashcan of history.

Shakeel Syed, Executive Director, OCCORD

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  • Ada Briceno

    Well said Shakeel!

  • LFOldTimer

    Hey Shakeel – if you’re such an admirer of the peaceful philosophies of Mohandas Ghandi why didn’t you ever write a critical op-ed piece in opposition to the war-mongering practices of Hillary Clinton? After all, she was one of the masterminds behind the invasion of Libya and the assassination of their sovereign government leader. She was one of the masterminds behind the western attacks on Syria, and desired regime change of a democratically elected government there. Today terrorists have taken over Libya and have infiltrated a large sections of Syria and Iraq, as a result of Hillary’s influence. Are you a proponent of nation building, Shakeel? Then why no critical words directed at Hillary Clinton?

    If Ghandi were alive today do you think he would support Hillary’s proven warmongering practices? Would Ghandi be proud of Hillary? Would Ghandi be proud of Obama? ha. Hillary makes Trump look like a 1960’s flower child.

    Trump desires to put Americans first for once. It’s about time we had an American President who places priority on our unemployed veterans, our jobless underclass citizens living in poverty and our working poor by having a plan to bring jobs back to America and replace illegal foreign workers with American citizens. And those with any allegiance to our nation would wholeheartedly agree with his desires.

    Americans are tired of biased & distorted opinions and want the facts. That’s the reason America overwhelmingly voted for Trump over Clinton. A vote for Trump was a vote against the dishonest American media – which has turned into a source of propaganda instead of an ethical news reporting medium. Just like in the old Soviet Union.

    • annomouse

      “Trump desires to put Americans first for once.”

      I think you left some thing out, let me help you fix it: Trump desires to put WHITE MALE Americans first for once.

      There, that’s more like it.

      • LFOldTimer

        There you go again.

        Ignoring the meat of my comment (Hillary the warmonger, the dishonest media, Trump policies that would benefit all Americans, particularly the working poor and unemployed) then cherry picking one sentence and responding with a distorted comment.

        This is why I ignore you.

        • annomouse

          I ignored the “meat” of your comments because you believe things that aren’t true and you only trust faux propaganda news sources.
          It’s useless trying to debunk your comments because even if I take the time to cite and source the facts, you dismiss them out of hand. In other words, it is a waste of my time trying to reason with a brainwashed old fool.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Speaking of faux news, today 11.20 begins the boycott of CNN. Blackout!

          • annomouse

            Says the person always citing phony ‘news’ stories, that’s a great strategy for you,lol.
            Head. Deeper. In. Sand.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Nasty has awaken. Enjoy your day of delusions. War blood thirsty, people using, email lying, Stinger missile selling, George Soros puppet Hillary is not our president. Let that sink in. Oh, and Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Oh, oh, oh. Orange County boy Mike Pompeo CIA. The scum in the swamp, will be drained. Government of The People, hijacked no more.

          • annomouse

            Delusional as always. Yeah, we know HRC is not going to be POTUS.
            So, we get to watchdog the guy who just paid out 25 MILLION for DEFRAUDING people and you’d better believe we will.
            He’s already DEEP in conflict of interests. You folks who are so ‘concerned’ about “pay for play” get a load of this:

            “In interviews with a dozen diplomats, many of whom declined to be named because they were not authorized to speak about anything related to the next U.S. president, some said spending money at Trump’s hotel is an easy, friendly gesture to the new president.

            “Why wouldn’t I stay at his hotel blocks from the White House, so I can tell the new president, ‘I love your new hotel!’ Isn’t it rude to come to his city and say, ‘I am staying at your competitor?’ ” said one Asian diplomat.”

            http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/11/diplomats-are-lining-up-to-do-business-at-trumps-d-c-hotel.html

            But don’t worry hypocrite, I don’t expect anything like an HONEST, CLEAR-EYED ASSESSMENT of our new POTUS from the likes of you. You only believe right-wing propaganda and MUM’S-THE-WORD on those sites on DJT’s pay-for-play conflicts.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Angry much?

            If the DNC had not willfully, intentionally, been so malficent and cheated Bernie out of his rightful nomination, we would all be happy. Karma butt bite.

          • annomouse

            No, just honest. The election is over move on.

            So where is your outrage over Trump’s ‘pay to play’ conflict of interests, hypocrite?

            I guarantee you if this was HRC and she had this level of conflict you and all the right-wing nuts would be going nuclear.

          • LFOldTimer

            “The election is over move on.”

            Says the pot to the kettle. LOL.

          • annomouse

            Please, point to where I have not acknowledged Trump’s election.

            Just more BS and obfuscation by those who refuse to acknowledge DJT’s many conflicts of interest and his ‘pay to play’ scheme.

            Funny how your hair’s-on-fire over everything HRC, but when it comes to DJT you’re lookin’ the other way, hypocrites.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            What’s hypocritical? In due time, if DJT blows it, I will turn on him. As will all the D.C. whistleblowers. As will WikiLeaks. The NSA can’t figure out how hackers saved us from ourselves, but they did. They blame Russia because they are creating more false narratives in a cold war to not let it be well known that we, our president and company, got double crossed in the Iran deal, by Iran, and yes, Russia. Valerie Jarretts time in Iran, 6 monthsm psid by us taxpayers was one big waste. And why was only one hostage left behind? The Jewish one? That is disturbing to many Americans. Obama Hussein and his Brotherhood agenda along with Huma the mole. As Americans, 100%of us should all be unhappy campers at how we have been schnookered for 8 years at great expense here.at.home.Our cities, our roads, our parks, our needy, our needy veterans, families … all ignored so they could play war games for oil pipes for international banksters. Europe is evidence of that. After Merkel borrowed money from Quatar and Soros for the EU during the Italy, Greece drama they shamed her into accepting all those “refugees”. Undermining the EU is what that was. Hence, Brexit.

          • annomouse

            You obviously don’t even have a basic understanding of how our government works.

            Congress holds the power of the purse, aka the money. During Obama’s first two years under a Democratic congress he passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to stimulate the economy during the great recession, that he inherited from GW Bush. That stimulus bill went to a lot of infrastructure projects, a lot of them right here in So.Cal. Obama wanted more money for infrastructure and economic stimulus but the Republicans BLOCKED him.

            When Democrats are in power Republicans and their minions on all the right-wing airwaves scream and holler about the deficit, but when Republicans are in power “deficits don’t matter”.

            Just wait and see, Trump is planning to spend a trillion dollars on our infrastructure (while cutting taxes, hmmm where have we seen that deficit/debt exploding trick before, oh yeah, Reagan and Bush Jr) but unlike Obama’s stimulus package that had a lot of oversight, Trump’s plan (so far) will be a free-for-all in public monies for private corporations with little or no oversight. And I guarantee you that all the right-wing ‘news’ outlets will conveniently forget about the deficit/debt problem just like they’ve forgotten about conflict of interest and ‘pay for play’.

            Trump ran the LEAST TRANSPARENT campaign in history. Trump will have NO CHECKS on his power and NO OVERSIGHT by a complicit congress, we’re heading into having THE LEAST TRANSPARENT PRESIDENCY IN HISTORY.

            Little or no oversight or transparency, private corporations getting lots of public money, a POTUS mixing his personal business with government business, those are the sorts of activities that create BANANA REPUBLICS.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Thanks for esplaining claudi! And duh, on all your paragraphs. The last one, isn’t that what the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative was set up to, and did? Is that not how they, ObHill, HillOb, sold all those arms, including Stinger missiles without your aforementioned Congress knowing or approving?

            And yeah, Solyndra was a really great reinvestment. Taxpayers on the hook for how much? All of the projects. Fail. No.Legacy. If we can believe the Washington Post, here you go.

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/specialreports/solyndra-scandal/

            Another moment, part of so many, Mr. Syed, as to how it became a movement that resulted in an unbelievable Trump win. Poor Bernie, the Democrats did him do wrong.

          • annomouse

            Please in ENGLISH explain your understanding of the Clinton Foundation.

            The Clinton Foundation:
            A foundation that gives 89% of its donations back to charity, a foundation that has an A rating by charity watch groups (higher than the Red Cross) and a foundation where the Clinton’s have not taken any pay, not Bill, not Hillary, not Chelsea.

            How do we know, because we have the Clinton’s tax returns going back 40 years and the Clinton Foundation’s audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

            https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=16680

            Too bad we can’t compare it to Trump’s taxes and Foundation because instead of transparency there’s a big black hole of secrecy.

            Solyndra, oh that’s a favorite right-wing meme blown out of all proportion to reality. The fact that you FELL for that proves that you DO NOT DO any INDEPENDENT research on the subjects you like to pontificate about. YOU just PARROT right-wing cr*ppolla.

            Solyndra was part of an investment strategy by the Govt. to kickstart alternative energy development, like ALL INVESTMENTS you win some and lose some. End of story.

            From NPR:

            “In 2011, solar panel company Solyndra defaulted on a $535 million loan guaranteed by the Department of Energy. The agency had a few other high-profile bankruptcies, too — electric car company Fisker and solar company Abound among them. But now that loan program has started turning a profit.

            Overall, the agency has loaned $34.2 billion to a variety of businesses, under a program designed to speed up development of clean-energy technology. Companies have defaulted on $780 million of that — a loss rate of 2.28 percent. The agency also has collected $810 million in interest payments, putting the program $30 million in the black.

            When Congress created the loan program under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, it was never designed to be a moneymaker. In fact, Congress imagined there would be losses and set aside $10 billion to cover them.

            Still, when the Solyndra case emerged, Republicans on Capitol Hill had pointed criticism for the Obama administration. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., called the Solyndra case “disgusting,” and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, labeled it “a colossal failure.” The conservative group Americans for Prosperity produced a television ad accusing President Obama of paying back campaign contributors.

            There was an FBI raid on Solyndra’s headquarters and an investigation but, so far, no prosecutions. Now that the loan program is turning a profit, those critics are silent. They either declined or ignored NPR’s requests for comment. And with that, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz wants to change people’s perception of his agency’s loan program.

            “It literally kick-started the whole utility-scale photovoltaic industry,” Moniz says. The program funded the first of five huge solar projects in the West. Moniz says before that, developers couldn’t get money from private lenders. But now, with proven business models, they can.”

            http://www.npr.org/2014/11/13/363572151/after-solyndra-loss-u-s-energy-loan-program-turning-a-profit

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Buy a vowel. Buy a rating. Buy the press. When you launder money you can buy anyone. Arms deals to start wars and kill innocent women and children is a very lucrative business. And if you can’t buy them, you suicide them. RIP Seth Rich. Democratic National Committee murdered for finding out the truth and not bring okay with it.

            “Very quietly, on September 1st — only weeks before that V.P. debate — the most respected charity ratings organization finally chose to provide the Clinton Foundation a highly favorable rating. Here’s what our investigation of that “coincidence” has turned up.

            When it did, curiously, provide a rating to the foundation, Charity Navigator gave the controversial non-profit the highest possible score – four out of four stars. Normally, receiving a rating is not a big deal. But interestingly, Charity Navigator was somehow unable to provide the Clinton Foundation a rating in the past two years.

            In fact, Charity Navigator’s own website posted the following warning about the Clinton Foundation as recently as five weeks ago: “We had previously evaluated this organization, but have since determined that this charity’s atypical business model cannot be accurately captured in our current rating methodology.”

            Worse, the unverifiable means of collecting foreign donations gave concern to this organization whose mission is to evaluate how supposedly “legitimate” charities conduct business for the purpose of carrying out their missions. Consequently, not only did Charity Navigator decline to rate the Clinton Foundation, it actually had it on its fraud “Watchlist.” ”

            http://ijr.com/2015/04/307279-clinton-foundation-just-added-charity-watchlist/

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/12/22/charity-watchdog-removes-clinton-foundation-from-its-watch-list/

            Ammunition Mouse are you an operative?

          • annomouse

            Bullsh*t!

            Funny, how you LEFT OUT this part of Charity Navigators statement:

            “Our removal of The Clinton Foundation from our site is neither a condemnation nor an endorsement of this charity,” they write. In essence, the various, wide-ranging projects and federated nature of the organization didn’t properly mesh with Charity Navigator’s ranking methods. …

            …The most recent Clinton Foundation rating from another watchdog group, CharityWatch, gives the organization a solid “A.” The group says that the foundation spent 88% of its 2014 outlays directly on programs (rather than overhead) and that it only has to spend $2 to raise $100.

            As for the Foundation’s specific claims about the number of people that it has reached through its programs? Those are a bit harder to verify. For instance, the price of HIV/AIDS drugs in Africa has, indeed, dropped significantly since CHAI was launched in 2002, and the World Health Organization (WHO) points out that CHAI and a consortium of other partners helped make sure there was consistent access to these medications.

            The watchdog groups that oversee foundations like the Clintons’ charity don’t necessarily have the resources to audit every individual program they run. But the available data indicates that the Clinton Foundation is a top-tier institution in the philanthropic world, according to CharityWatch president Daniel Borochoff, who also says the foreign fundraising criticisms made about the organization could be applied to any number of international charities.

            “We can only judge organizations based on their own financial disclosures, corporate governance, and level of transparency,” Borochoff told Fortune in an interview. “And by those accounts, the Clinton Foundation has a strong record. They reveal much more information about themselves than many other charities.”

            http://fortune.com/2016/08/27/clinton-foundation-health-work/

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Done.

            You are an operative. Defend your nominee all you want, for all time. She is not our president. Thankfully. The rightful nominee was stabbed in the back by the Democrats. Big.Yuge.Mistake. You all did Bernie so wrong.

            https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/44131#efmADhADuAEuAFx

            On Feb 21, 2016, at 10:48 PM, John Podesta john.podesta@gmail.com> wrote:

            I agree with that in principle. Where would you stick the knife in?

            On Sunday, February 21, 2016, Joel Johnson <Joel@gpg.com> wrote:
            Bernie needs to be ground to a pulp. We can’t start believing our own primary bullshit. This is no time to run the general. Crush him as hard as you can. Other than that, hope all is well and congrats on Nevada!

            Karma!

            For now, honor your president elect or move with all those celebrities who said if Trump won they would leave the country. Funny how they all choose lily white Canada and not beautiful Mexico. I suppose it’s the whole speak English thing but many in Mexico speak both languages as it is taught in schools.

            Trump is White House. Hillarity is Big House. All that blood money, will do her no good. She will live with the spirits of all those people she killed for greed. She is already losing it, mentally. You cannot do that much harm to humanity and live with yourself.

            Done. Operate for her with someone else.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Mr. Syed, here is a moment that can become a movement, below, is point on. To blame Trump when the fact is that the Democrats were hijacked by some very bad, nasty people, is not fair.

            http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/307014-sanders-dems-must-move-beyond-identity-politics#

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Why the movement?
            The People are tired of War over US People.
            Middle East over Middle Class, for too long.
            Every hard earned dollar we pay in taxes, 53 cents goes to fund war, weapons, chaos. Kill women, children whose only crime is being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Our money so globalists can decide our fates. F that!

            Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat, Hawaii. Amen Congresswoman Gabbard!

            http://gabbard.house.gov/index.php/press-releases/655-gabbard-statement-on-meeting-with-president-elect-donald-trump

          • annomouse

            “She is not our president.”

            Yes, so why do you bring her up constantly? Why the obsession? Have your right-wing websites not found another all-powerful villain yet?

            Trust me, they will. It will probably be Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren or maybe even Bernie. But hate them and demonize them you will, like a good little brainwashed soldier.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            So says the most hate filled comment dictator on Voice.

          • annomouse

            I prefer to think of myself as the defender of truth, justice and the American way.
            Facts are my super-power.
            Go ahead, gnash your teeth purveyor of falsehoods, your lies and gobbledy-gook are useless against my facts and only render you more susceptible to propaganda!
            Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            You are quite the comic book, hero.

          • annomouse

            True.
            And have a good Thanksgiving!

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Thank you. You, too.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Tea kettle. LOL.

          • annomouse

            Is that lame nonsense the best you can do?

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Exhuming hate?

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Who exactly is he paying to play? He was elected 12 days ago.

            I liked Hillary in the early 90s. I wrote speeches, she spoke them. For Millenium Green Initiative.

            She seriously, dramatically, has lost her way. Or it was her all along and she was able to hide it better when she was younger and less afflicted, less conflicted. She and Bill are wearing their misdeeds. Take a good look at them.

            Trump may be flawed but I believe he is doing this for simple love of country. I will not fault him for that. Tides turn.

          • annomouse

            You need to drop your HRC obsession, no longer relevant.

            Trump’s business interests are conflicts.

            Diplomats are staying at his hotel in order to curry favor with Trump, that is the very definition of ‘pay to play’. Where’s your outrage?

            “WaPo describes an event hosted at the hotel this week and attended by a hundred diplomats at which they were given a tour of the facility, sipped champagne, and walked away with goodie bags and even some raffle prizes. This isn’t even a passive conflict of interest, in other words, where foreign governments see the name “Trump” on the side of the building and start throwing money at it spontaneously. The business is actively encouraging them to stay there, knowing full well that their jobs depend in part on how successful they are at cultivating the friendship of the president of the United States. Trumpworld is rattling its tin cup, two months before he takes office.”

            http://hotair.com/archives/2016/11/19/foreign-diplomats-scrambling-to-do-business-with-trump-hotel-in-d-c-to-curry-favor-with-new-white-house/

            Then there is his kids, who are running his business AND are on his transition team are also sitting in on meetings with world leaders …. BIG F*CKING CONFLICT OF INTEREST. Where’s your outrage?

            Why do you think POTUS’s have put their assets in Blind Trusts? Answer: so they don’t put THEIR interests ahead of the country’s or even give the impression of doing so.

            DJT just paid 25 MILLION to people he DEFRAUDED. Again, where’s your outrage?

            ““My office sued Donald Trump for swindling thousands of innocent Americans out of ​millions of dollars through a scheme known at Trump University,” Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, said in a statement Friday. “Donald Trump fought us every step of the way, filing baseless charges and fruitless appeal​s​ and refusing to settle for even modest amounts of compensation for the victims of his phony university. Today, that all changes. Today’s $25 million settlement agreement is a stunning reversal by Donald Trump and a major victory for the over 6,000 victims of his fraudulent university.”

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-university-fraud-settlement_us_582f65fbe4b058ce7aab0907?section=us_politics

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Life isn’t fair is it?

          • annomouse

            Yeah, funny how when it’s DJT ACTUALLY dirtying the office of POTUS suddenly it’s ho-hum to malfeasance. What a hypocrite you are, belly-aching non-stop about made up caca about HRC, but when REAL dirt is happening under your boy, ya just can’t get that excited about it. Unflippin’-believable!

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            My “boy” as you refer to the president elect was Bernie. Once again, criminal doer or crazy mouth. I chose crazy mouth because he was the human middle finger punk that would stand up to all the D.C.scum. Drain.the.swap. Indeed.

            You are quite excitable. You should get paid for that. Check craigslist under Protest Trump $1500 wk.

          • annomouse

            Bernie is appalled by Trump and supported HRC, how do you ‘square’ that?

            No one who supported Bernie’s ACTUAL POLICIES would ever support Trump.

            Unless of course, that person is a delusional and gullible fool who really doesn’t care about policy but is far more focused and concerned about PHONY CONSPIRACY THEORIES.
            Hmmm, yep, that describes you!

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Bernie will balance Trump. A good thing.

            Conspiracy theories? Try facts. Come back when everyone is indicted and apologize will ya? Surely, you have better playgrounds than this. Just remember to not bully the other kids. It’s just not nice. I’m sure your mom and dad taught you that.

            Run along.

          • annomouse

            Bernie is a Senator, one of a hundred. He votes with the Democrats and will have limited power, in NO WAY will he be able to “balance’ Trump.

            Bernie completely rejects Trump’s policies and everything he stands for, only a complete ‘maroon’ would go from Bernie to Trump.

            “Bully” (in the BeeBee translation): stop making rational and factual arguments and pretend that my wild and crazy conspiracy theories make sense.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Okay. Done. Not playing with you anymore. Go bully other disqus’ers. You are taking up too much of my retirement time.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Honest, clear eyed assessment?

            WikiLeaks released documents explaining why U.S. aircraft were never sent to rescue the USA embassy and Ambassador Stevens under attack in Benghazi. President Obama and Hillary Clinton had a secret reason to order a stand down of the rescue troops.

            July 25th, 2012 a Chinook helicopter was taken down by one of the US own Stinger missiles, but the dumb Taliban didn’t know how to use the missile and the Chinook didn’t blow up into smithereens, but instead force landed anyway from impact damage. An ordnance team recovered the serial number off the missile which led right back to a cache of Stingers being kept in Qatar by the CIA.

            At 9:40 PM, September 11, 2012, members of Ansar al-Sharia attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi resulting in the deaths of U.S Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith. At around 4:00 AM on September 12, the group launched a mortar attack against a CIA annex approximately one mile away, killing CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty, wounding ten others.

            Obama and Hillary were in full panic and sent Ambassador John Christopher “Chris” Stevens to Benghazi post haste in order to retrieve US made Stinger missiles supplied to Ansar al Sharia without Congressional oversight or permission. Hillary Clinton brokered the deal through Stevens and a private arms dealer named Marc Turi. No doubt a donation to the Clinton Foundation was made before that, like all her arms deals during her tenure as Secretary of State. Some of the shoulder fired missiles ended up in Afghanistan being used against our own American military. This was a “do-or-die” mission, which explains the stand down orders given to multiple commando teams.

            It was the State Dept, not the CIA that supplied those missiles to USA sworn enemies, because David Howell Petraeus, director of the Central Intelligence Agency wouldn’t supply these deadly weapons due to their potential use on commercial aircraft. Then, Obama threw David Petraeus under the bus after he refused to testify that he confirmed their bullshit smokescreen quoting points about a spontaneous uprising due to some YouTube video of a horrible movie done by some guy in Simi Valley. Remember when Susan Rice told us this lie, over and over again, and often, on every media source they colluded with, or bribed?

            Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton committed treason. Exactly what the investigation is all about, why she had a private computer server, (in order to delete the digital evidence), and why Obama, two weeks after the Benghazi attack, told the United Nations, about the smokescreen YouTube video, knowing well it was all lies, lies, lies.

            To make matters worse, the Taliban knew that this administration aided and abetted the enemy without Congressional approval when Congressman John Andrew Boehner created the Select Committee, and the Taliban began pushing the Obama Administration for release of five Taliban Generals.

            Just days after U.S. Army Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl went missing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009, the men in his platoon were ordered to sign papers vowing to never discuss what he did or their efforts to track him down. Bergdahl was just a pawn and a traitor. President Obama is not only corrupt but compromised, Hillary Clinton exposed as a serial liar, perjured herself multiple times at the hearings.

            Why US military aircraft were NOT called in? The administration knew their enemies had US made Stinger missiles and would use them, and it would be further evidence of the misdeeds.

            These United States of America could not, in good conscience have this woman as a president. The audacity that she would run after what she did was amazing, but understand, he pardons her, she pardons him, was the motive. Throwing the whole populace under the bus by doing so. Chosen Few over Greater Good. As it has been for 8 years. Eight more years of do nothing for the greater of the US. No.Thank.You.

            Mr. Syed, my answer is that so many moments like these, these last 8 years, created a movement.

            Not to mention the moment the DNC and companies decided to collude against Bernie Sanders.

          • annomouse

            BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI!!! Do you have your fingers in your ears as you chant that?
            HRC did NOT win, she is not POTUS, get over it.

            And what does ANY of that have to do with Trump’s ‘pay to play” hypocrite?

            Can’t answer can you, hypocrite?

            Your game plan: smear HRC for 4 years to deflect from the constitutional horrors of DJ Trump. LOL!

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Treason is not a problem for you? Bombing 7 countries? Dead innocent women and children while she tells us she is for women and children here. Too bad I can’t post a video with his dead 2 year old crying about the Syrian “revolution” we created with 9 CIA operatives who started the revolution by massacre in the village of Massa, 94 innocent lives. Pay to play? You mean the criminal arms deals HRC did with Saudi Arabia, Quatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Morocco,

            No. No smear. Lock her up fast and let’s get back to America. A wasted 8 years, lots to clean up, rebuild.

          • annomouse

            Again FOOL, HRC is irrelevant.
            I know that you and the other right-wing nuts would like to keep on blaming HRC and Obama for every ill in this world, but your doing so just exposes you for the ignorant, gullible nut jobs you are.

            And news flash: our troubles in the mid-east did not start 8 years ago, neither did our secret CIA outposts, our warmongering, our arms funding or even f*cking Fast & Furious. You are so propagandized you can’t tell fact from fiction, and you believe a whole lot of fiction!

            Meanwhile, Trump is mixing his business interests with our government and getting ready to steal us blind, but because your right-wing “news” sources are suddenly silent on Trump’s ‘pay for play’, so are you.

            Too. Dumb. To. Think. For. Yourself.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Our troubles began when globalist bankers decided that we needed our presidents selected, not elected. Daddy Bush on …. our vote, my vote were overridden by who the bankers decided. If you recall, Gulf War yo help Kuwait. So we have been subjected to this modus operandi 88, with war beginning in August, 1990. Do the math. Past these 8 years.

            The Bilderberg conferences is where they do it. H AND O, were like nouveau rich with this power. Selected in 07, Obama first, then Hillary in 16. This type of power is handled best sublimely. Which neither was capable of doing, nor were their minions. So they have royally blown it.

            Criticize the President elect all you want. He will not get paid. He is doing it, everyone who voted for him believes, for love if country. A lot believe that. People were tired of two faced puppets who were holding us all as hostages of our own country. The bank bailouts? And what about the homebuyers the banks screwed over? For one. The Black vote in 2008 was outrageous but what exactly did Obama do for the black communities that he supposedly was a community organizer for? I know. Nada. Nothing. Nein. He used them to lose them. That true.

            Hillary was doing the same with women. Yes a woman president. Just not a criminal, warmonger one. Both of them, more debt, more war, than any before them but suppressed by their bribed, colluded media buddies. They turned us from a constitutional republic to a banana republic.

            Basta!

          • annomouse

            Yeah, Trump will not get paid,he won’t take the lousy 400 grand we’d pay him as POTUS and isn’t that great. Wow, what a swell guy.

            Except for the FACT THAT HE SHOULD BE PAYING THE 200 MILLION HE OWES IN FEDERAL TAXES THIS YEAR!

            You right-wing ignoramuses are such DUMB CHUMPS!!!!!

            And hey stupid, I know FACTS are an anathema to you but Obama had a democratic congress for exactly two years 2009-2011. but he really only had the Senate for 4 months.
            And you need to get over demonizing HRC, she was NOT “selected”, she was never POTUS or really as ‘great and all powerful’ as you seem to think.

            Then there is this gem:
            “They turned us from a constitutional republic to a banana republic.”

            Really, just how is the US operating like a “banana republic” and please, be specific?

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            He did not owe that money. Bill Clinton changed IRS law under his term and many of them billionaire boys clubbers took advantage of it, including Chelsea’s now father in law before he was her father in law. Sucks for the rest of us that they could do it legally but hey, that’s the deception of politics. And we all thought Bubba was a very good president. Well, he was a very deceptive one. Richie Rich behind him, us serfs in front of him. Smiles, everyone.

            Banana republic, just like I said.
            Not the store.

          • annomouse

            Oh yeah, back to the all powerful Clintons, sorry but the tax loophole (we think) Trump used was on the books BEFORE Bill Clinton took office.

            Of course, we may never know whether Trump used that tax loophole legally or not or how much or if he pays federal income taxes at all because unlike every other POTUS he has NOT released his tax returns.

            A POTUS that doesn’t pay taxes is what’s really like a banana republic, not all your made up conspiracy caca about the Clintons.

    • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

      Here are more moments that created a movement.

      1. This election is about the globalist/marxist neoliberal mafia & their hostile takeover of the Democratic party.

      2. The leadership of this cabal has used HRC & Obama as their professional politicians for implementing their goals.

      3. As a way of purchasing political power over America they have donated vast sums of money to the Clinton Foundation to leverage favors.

      4. In exchange for these donations HRC/Obama have used the CIA to undermine and topple weaker nations (Ex. Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq).

      5. This corruption has resulted in social chaos, war, terror, refugees, and the loss of democracy and civil rights abroad and at home.

      6. NeverTrump are the Goldman Sachs/Media/Defense Contractors arm of the Republican party who will benefit from HRC as POTUS & support her.

      7. The take over of the Democratic party and entire US government would have happened had it not been for HRC’s private server emails.

      8. HRC’s emails show correspondence confirming corrupt pay-to-play dealings with foreign governments and wealthy individuals (aka treason).

      9. Because Loretta Lynch and Obama were effectively able to shut down FBI director Comey the entire hijacking was nearly complete.

      10. But Huma Abedin (HRC’s top aide) was married to a sleazy child pornographer/sex addict (Weiner) who saved HRC’s emails for black mail.

      11. Weiner AKA Carlos Danger saved HRC’s private server deleted emails just in case he had to black mail his way out of some major sheeeeet.

      12. The HRC emails in Carlos Danger’s custody & now FBI’s custody will show HRC took money from Soros, Qatar, Saudis & created global chaos.

      13. The deleted emails will also illustrate the conflict of interests that Hillary Clinton and Obama had while holding public office and were suppose to serve The People.

      14. The deleted emails will show the inner workings of the dual pipeline war raging in Syria, and HRC’s involvement and personal profit. ISIS operates in that triangle in the middle.

      15. The deleted emails will show the high level involvement of the International Monetary Fund’s undermining of Greece’s financial system. Chelsea’s husband, hedge fund manager, Greece, profited.

      16. The deleted emails will show the acceptance and use of ISIS to try and overthrown Assad in Syria in spite of tremendous human suffering.

      17. The deleted emails will show how Qatar and Soros bailed out Deutsche bank & Merkel being shamed into accepting the refugees in Europe.

      18. The deleted emails will show Ambassador Stevens and his attempt to stop the arms flow to ISIS, and subsequent execution directed from HRC.

      19. The deleted emails will expose the Democrats electoral strategy to use Illegal Immigrants from Latin America as pawns to win elections.

      20. The deleted emails will show the Iranian double cross with the 150B Iran Deal & payments sent to Russia by Iran with that money in exhange for uranium Russian got from HRC as SOS. A budding for WWIII.

      21. The deleted emails will seal HRC’s fate which could end with her facing penalty along with Obama for selling state secrets.

      22. All of this could end in a political crisis of a magnitude never seen in the history of the modern world.