It’s Tuesday aka Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention.
For Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention President the Whining Whiner that Whines has tweeted 8 times and retweeted zero times so far.
To be fair to the President that Whines A-Lot started whining about Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention just before former First Lady Michelle Obama delivered her keynote address.
The distraction tweet sent at 10:30 p.m. D.C. time on Monday.
On Sunday Politico reported that Pentagon officials “working on Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s cost-cutting review of the department have proposed slashing military health care by $2.2 billion, a reduction that some defense officials say could effectively gut the Pentagon’s health care system during a nationwide pandemic.”
Under the proposal in the latest version of Esper’s defense-wide review, the armed services, the defense health system and officials at the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness would be tasked to find savings in their budgets to the tune of $2.2 billion for military health. Officials arrived at that number recently after months of discussions with the impacted offices during the review, said a third defense official. A fourth added that the cuts will be “conditions-based and will only be implemented to the extent that the [military health system] can continue to maintain our beneficiaries access to quality care, be it through our military health care facilities or with our civilian health care provider partners.”Politico. 08/16/2020.
Two senior defense officials told Politico that the cuts were not supported by program analysis or warfighter requirements.
He continues his attention seeking ways by retweeting 7 times, sending one that calls Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo a Murderer before tweeting out a video of Cuomo praising President Needs Some Cheese with That Whine.
He goes on to retweet two more times before he himself calls Cuomo a murderer.
A highlight from Cuomo’s Day 1 speech.
He went on to retweet 18 times, only to end his whining on Monday with thanking a police union for their endorsement.
For Tuesday President I Whine Therefore Nobody Likes Me started his day by blasting former First Lady Michelle Obama.
….My Administration and I built the greatest economy in history, of any country, turned it off, saved millions of lives, and now am building an even greater economy than it was before. Jobs are flowing, NASDAQ is already at a record high, the rest to follow. Sit back & watch!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2020
He goes on to say that former President Obama’s H1N1 response was considered “weak and pathetic.”
He decides his first few bashing the Obama’s tweets failed to bash them enough so he once again accused the Obama Admin., of treason.
There was not spying. There was no treason.
On Tuesday the Senate Intelligence Committee released volume 5 of their Russian election interference report.
NEW: Senate Intel has released Volume Five of its Russian election interference report HERE (totaling 966 pages) https://t.co/CFcibsysof— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) August 18, 2020
Some highlights, it should be noted here, that I have not as of yet, read the report, I’ve skimmed some pages, but it’s on my reading list.
The report's findings say that Manafort " sought to secretly— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) August 18, 2020
share internal Campaign information with Kilimnik" and that the "committee obtained some information suggesting Kilimnik may have been connected to the GRU's hack and leak operation targeting the 2016 U.S. election" pic.twitter.com/CClbl1dtAs
Here's how the report describes Paul Manafort's business partner, Konstantin Kilimnik —— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) August 18, 2020
"Kilimnik is a Russian intelligence officer."
No equivocation, just a statement of fact.
The report clearly describes Moscow's goals in 2016 — "harm the Clinton Campaign, tarnish an expected Clinton presidential administration, help the Trump Campaign after Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, and undermine the U.S. democratic process."— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) August 18, 2020
Compare this excerpt from Senate Intelligence Committee's bipartisan report to the president's repeated claims of "no collusion." pic.twitter.com/mDJnDuJYXH— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) August 18, 2020
Always read the footnotes.— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) August 18, 2020
Manafort, Gates and Kilimnik would refer to messages in code, telling each other to check the "tea bag" or "updated travel schedule." And Gates and Manafort described some communications devices as "bat phones." pic.twitter.com/4zMGvJi3kg
I’m gonna stop at “bat phones.” The report can be found @ Senate Report Volume 5.
Here is what I believe is the full Michelle Obama’s keynote speech from Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention.
In the speech she says more than 150,000 people have died in the U.S. as a result of the coronavirus. The reason she said 150,000 versus over 170,000 deaths, is because her keynote speech had been prerecorded and simply aired Monday night.
During an event where President Attempts to Distract and Earn the Woman Vote by pardoning Susan B. Anthony said:
Trump disses Michelle Obama: "She was over her head, and frankly, she should've made the speech live, which she didn't do, she taped it. And it was not only taped, it was tape a long time ago, because she had the wrong [coronavirus] deaths." pic.twitter.com/Ckyj3wtoWq— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 18, 2020
He continues to say that if not for Obama he wouldn’t be in the White House. I suppose in a twisted way that’s sort of right, generally speaking after 8 years of one party our country tends to shift the other way. But, as 2016 was not the most normal political election year cycle, I still believe, he won, because Hillary Clinton was just that unlikable in the swing states.
In the same clip he calls Obama’s keynote speech “divisive,” without irony.
He moves on to bash a former employee that he did “not know,” but knows enough to know that former employee is just “DISGRUNTLED.”
Miles Taylor worked for the Department of Homeland Security from 2017-2019, including as chief of staff.
On Monday Taylor wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Washington Post, saying that while he had hoped “Donald Trump,” would realize once in office the importance of his job, accepting the burdens that came with it, this of course did not happen and as result he governors “by whim, political calculation and self-interest.”
After serving for more than two years in the Department of Homeland Security’s leadership during the Trump administration, I can attest that the country is less secure as a direct result of the president’s actions.Opinion Piece Washington Post. 08/17/2020.
Like many Americans, I had hoped that Donald Trump, once in office, would soberly accept the burdens of the presidency — foremost among them the duty to keep America safe. But he did not rise to the challenge. Instead, the president has governed by whim, political calculation and self-interest.
He goes on to say that in his opinion President Selfish selfishly uses the nations largest law enforcement agency, Department of Homeland Security, as a “tool used for his political benefit.”
The president has tried to turn DHS, the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, into a tool used for his political benefit. He insisted on a near-total focus on issues that he said were central to his reelection — in particular building a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Though he was often talked out of bad ideas at the last moment, the president would make obviously partisan requests of DHS, including when he told us to close the California-Mexico border during a March 28, 2019, Oval Office meeting — it would be better for him politically, he said, than closing long stretches of the Texas or Arizona border — or to “dump” illegal immigrants in Democratic-leaning sanctuary cities and states to overload their authorities, as he insisted on several times.Opinion Piece Washington Post. 08/17/2020.
He goes on to write that in February of 2019 while Congressional leaders were waiting with baited breath for President Unserious to make a decision on accepting the spending deal proposed or shutting down the government for a second time he was busy demanding a phone call with DHS to discuss the color of the border wall.
Trump’s indiscipline was also a constant source of frustration. One day in February 2019, when congressional leaders were waiting for an answer from the White House on a pending deal to avoid a second government shutdown, the president demanded a DHS phone briefing to discuss the color of the wall. He was particularly interested in the merits of using spray paint and how the steel structure should be coated. Episodes like this occurred almost weekly.
The decision-making process was itself broken: Trump would abruptly endorse policy proposals with little or no consideration, by him or his advisers, of possible knock-on effects. That was the case in 2018 when then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced, at the White House’s urging, a “zero tolerance” policy to prosecute anyone who crossed the border illegally. The agencies involved were unprepared to implement the policy, causing a disastrous backlog of detentions that ultimately left migrant parents and their children separated.Opinion Piece Washington Post. 08/17/2020.
Taylor who plans on endorsing former Vice President almost Democratic nominee Joe Biden, appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday where he explained much the same as he did in his opinion piece.
He is asked toward the end of the five minute clip if he expects other former colleagues to speak out against the Orange Man, he says: So I can’t get into too much detail on it, George, but I’m going to tell you this. The President hasn’t heard the last of us. In fact me speaking out yesterday, you could think of it as an opening salvo. And I’m not going to mention any other names yet, but the President can expect that in the coming weeks and months leading up to the election he is going to hear from more people that served in his administration. And he is going to hear more of them give the same testimonies that I gave, which is that he is ill-equipped to hold the office that he has and that a second term would be more dangerous than first term.
Continue with the whining about the DNC Day 1 event, he blasts former Ohio Governor John Kasich who on Monday night endorsed Biden for President.
The quote shown in the tweet from The Blaze is from former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie.
And the reason they didn’t endorse him is because he’s a backstabber, and he’s an untruthful guy. And so, tonight, Republicans are going to look at that and go, ‘You can have him.’ Please, believe me, give us a break, get him out of our party, you take him for a little while, because on top of that, I’ve worked with John a lot. He’s exhausting.Christie via The Blaze. 08/17/2020.
He goes back to accusing Governor Cuomo of murder by linking to the Gateway Pundit.
He isn’t after the NRA, the state of New York announced on August 6th, that after a lengthy investigation they found that the NRA committed fraud by stealing from their members.
For editorial thoughts relating to Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic that cost his states thousands of lives @ the News Blender.
For his last tweet so far on Tuesday he once again says that it’s because of ObamaBiden that he’s our president today.
I have not forgotten the division.
This is just my opinion on that division.
I grew up in a red town raised by Reagan Republicans, they have continued to support Republicans, go team, that’s my up bringing. In 2008 I supported McCain, I supported in 2012, Romney, in 2015 Dipshit Asshole came down the stairs and my world view was upended.
I struggled, still do, with how the party of Lincoln, the party Reagan, could embrace him, he was stupid, classless, angry, resentful, a man that pandered to racists. He dissed our Constitution. He proved many times a day he was clueless about it, that he had little regard for it.
I was like Miles Taylor, in 2017, I thought, maybe, just maybe, he’ll just be a crap President, versus the shitshow we have today.
I remember the division, but as I sit here today, as I struggle to understand what anyone I respected, past tense as I respect them less today, see in the same man, that same Dipshit Asshole, I stand to reason, the division was fueled on by the Republicans.
This doesn’t excuse Obama’s role, he played a part, he did divide us, but that division which is normal over policy, was wedged open further, picked at, used for political gain by the Republican party that has now, turned it’s back on everything it ever told me it stands for.
So, in short, I remember.
The President Who Can’t be Out of the Spotlight for Even a Second has another busy travel day where he’ll hold rallies and call them peaceful protests, which they aren’t.
This post might be updated.
This is an Open Thread.
There will be another DNC Day 2 thread for tonight. I will also cover the RNC convention in part, we aren’t sure how that is going to go, because the RNC is going to limit the press presences during their convention which is next week.