Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2017
Incoming President Donald J. Trump, Outgoing President Barak Hussein Obama
a builder who wants will put his abilities to work for America – at the utmost top role.
a person who will take the wisdom, learned lessons, abilities, determination acquired in a lifetime, and lead America back to basics. Putting American people first. Repealing/Replacing the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care). Insisting on border control reducing the numbers of non-Americans allowed to enter America – and living on U.S. Government funds. Making America stronger, respecting our laws and those that protect us. Backing the Blue.
Donald John Trump, wife Melania Knuss Trump
Don Jr., wife Vanessa Hayden Trump, children: Kai (10), Don III (8), Tristan (6), Spencer (5), and Chloe (3)
Ivanka Marie Trump Kushner (10/30/1981), husband Jared Kushner, children: Arabella (5), Joseph (3), and Theodore (born March 2016)
Eric Frederick Trump (1/6/1984), wife Lara Yunaska Trump
Tiffany Trump (10/13/1993), in college
Barron Trump (3/20/2006)
Michael (Mike) Richard Pence, wife Karen Batten Pence
As they left Blair House:
Melania’s baby blue dress as she left Blair house, gorgeous. Wives of Don & Eric (Vanessa & Lara) in coordinating colors to Melania. Lara looked fabulous in a light blue/grey dress. Vanessa in a auburn red dress.
Ivanka in a Dark Blue
As they entered St. John’s Cathedral (church)
As they exited St. John’s we watched in-coming President Trump and Melania walk to the awaiting vehicle, followed by incoming VP Mike Pence and his wife Karen.
As Pres. Obama began his morning
President Obama begins departure from the White House, He takes a walk through the Oval Office from there he walked the outside corridor of the White House, and waves to the photographers and says “Thank You”, a few minutes later V.P. Biden and his wife walk the same path on the outside corridor of the White House. We did not see Michelle, nor Malia or Sasha at this time. Nor did we see his mother-in-law that lived with the family at the Whitehouse. Malia (7/4/1998), Sasha (6/10/2001). Malia was 10 and Sasha was 7 when Obama became or 44th President. (Malia being 10 at time Pres. Obama took office – Barron is 10 at time Pres. Trump takes office).
We watched as outgoing President welcomes incoming President Trump to Whitehouse
We watched as VP Biden and his wife welcome incoming VP Mike Pence and his wife to the Whitehouse. We watched as Pres. Obama and his wife Michelle stand outside the Whitehouse and await the arrival of the motorcade which drove up to the front steps of Whitehouse. Soon Donald J. Trump exited vehicle, Melania followed carrying a package wrapped in aqua blue paper, with a simple bow (note the package wrapped in paper complimented her blue dress. Also note in 2000 Michelle Obama brought a gift (wrapped in white) to Laura Bush as they met at steps of Whitehouse).
Obama began to direct a photo op, handing the present off to a person in the Whitehouse, then took his place next to the incoming President Trump, while Melania and Michelle lead the way into the Whitehouse.
We watched as many people arrived at the site of the inauguration, the .
We watched Bill and Hillary Clinton arrive at Capitol Hill, we watch as former VP Dick Chaney and his wife arrive, (he was wearing a cowboy hat). We watched as Bob Dole and his wife arrived. We watched as Debbie W.Schultz (Democrat) walked down steps of Capitol Hill. We watched as Ben Carson arrived, and walked the halls to the steps. We watched as Jared, Vanessa, and Lara (Trumps son-in-law and daughters in-law) arrive at Capitol Hill along with their children.
We saw Bernie Sanders arrive (without his wife).
We watched Supreme Court Justices arrive at Capitol Hill and walk the halls toward the steps to the outdoor arena. We saw Reince Prebus and his wife arrive. We watched past President Jimmy Carter and his wife arrive and walk the halls of Capitol Hill.
We watched as Bill & Hillary Clinton were seated 4 rows behind where Pres. Trump will stand. She was wearing a white outfit. They were being filmed coming down stairs just as Trump and Obama were seated in caravan.
We also watched Bill and Laura Bush wait to be seated at Capitol Hill.
We watched as the families left the Whitehouse and headed to Capitol Hill.
We watched Melania and Michelle walk to the motorcade and take a seat to the automobile waiting for them. We watch as Biden and Pence walk out to be seated in automobile. We watch as Pres. Obama and incoming President Trump walk out of the Whitehouse and walk to the automobile caravan. Trump and Obama talk as they walk, Obama guiding Trump. The caravan left the Whitehouse at same time Bill and Hillary were filmed descending the steps …and being escorted to the outside Lawn of Capitol Hill. We watched the motorcade make its way down the streets to Capitol Hill.
We watch as Trump and Obama arrive at Capitol Hill, and begin the walk of the halls, followed by Biden and Pence. Obama walked briskly leading Trump down the halls.
We watch the Trump children (Don Jr, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and Barron) walk the halls (apparently somewhat ahead of their father). Camera’s then roll to watch as the children descend the steps to the outside area. All Smiles, huge happy smiles. A camera took a quick look at Hillary, who was not smiling at the moment.
10:15 am, I noticed Ivanka looked over towards Hillary Clinton, nodded and seemed to say Hello.
We watched Michelle and VP Pres’s wife walk thru the halls toward outside, and then descend the steps, and take their seat on first row to the right of podium (just in front of Hillary.
We watched as Melania ascended down the steps. Shortly after Obama & Biden walked down the steps.
Then, we watched as Trump descended the steps to the outside area of Capitol Hill, his look was determination. Look of Knowing where he was at, and what was happening. An assurance, not a solemn look, no one of assurance. Knowing exactly why he was there, and what his mission is.
We watched as Mike Pence walked down, shaking hands with everyone …didn’t shake Bill Clinton’s hand, but Bill didn’t reach his hand out.
We watched as horns trumpeted, and Donald J. Trump came onto top step, and descended the steps, we watched as Trump stood in the Halls of Capitol Hill, his look was determination. Look of Knowing where he was at, and what was happening. An assurance, not a solemn look, no one of assurance. Knowing exactly why he was there, and what his mission is.
We watched as horns trumpeted, and Donald J. Trump came onto top step, and descended the steps,
Chief Justice John Roberts administered the Presidential Oath to incoming President.
President Donald J. Trump sworn in with Lincoln bible and his personal bible given to him by his mother on June 12, 1955. Vice President Mike Pence sworn in with Reagan bible.
In a year when there were hundreds seismic shifts amid the tectonic plates within the body politic, one of the most important was the revelation that Media Polling is just as brutally biased as the media entities who present the polling results.
With election 2016 behind us, and before 2017 arrives, the truth behind the intentionally constructed deception must not simply fade back into the shadows. Never again should the American voter trust the polling presented by corporate media. Everything about it is a financed and manufactured fraud.
For many people the November 8th election was the culmination of many years of difficult effort. This intensely challenging endeavor to awaken the national body politic was begun by ordinary members of the electorate, who assembled amid the rise of the various local Tea Party groups, long before Donald Trump announced his candidacy.
In 2008 we were labeled “bitter clingers“; in 2009 we were deemed “extremists“; in 2010 “racists“; in 2011 “whack-o-birds“; in 2012 “hobbits” and “crazies“; in 2013 “right-wing nuts“; in 2014 “slope heads in flyover country“; in 2015 we were “nativists“; and in 2016 our labeling culminated as -amid other things- “a basket of deplorables”.
However, through all of the name calling and ridicule we remained what we always were, simply “Americans”. Americans, who joined hands and stood resolute against the furnace of overwhelming opposition.
The goal was miles and miles away, and often we could only move an inch at a time. 2016 was a movement of success against overwhelming odds.
Exactly 132:1 odds, in just the last 18 months, to be precise.
Before we begin the arduous process of holding our political representatives accountable for the mandate we require, there is a very important detail which must be forever stitched into the binding of our republic to ensure it is never again forgotten.
THE MEDIA POLLSTERS DIDN’T GET IT WRONG – Their pollsters did not work from the wrong data set, or begin their analysis with the wrong assumptions. The media pollsters, consultants and professional political class did not work from incorrect baselines…..
The professional media polling agents knew exactly what the truth was.
They lied and manipulated their data in a concerted effort to intentionally falsify reality.
There must be no doubt, EVER, in the mind of any political observer as to what took place within the expressed and broadcasted polling which fueled over two years of broadcast news, and drove massive anxiety amid the consuming audience – The media, all of the corporate media, intentionally lied.
They knew the truth. The same analytical tools available to us, and to those who were ridiculed for truth-telling, were available to them and many more. They did not get it wrong; they didn’t make mistakes. They chose to lie to the American electorate.
So lets name the most notorious liars so their names and organizations can forever be dispatched from the land where credibility is of value:
- Fox News, pollster Daron Shaw, Shaw Research and associates and the Wall Street Journal. Rupert Murdoch. – Example HERE
- NBC News, pollster Mark Murray, Hart Research and Associates. Example
- Monmouth University, pollster Patrick Murray. – Example HERE
- CBS News and New York Times writ large. – Example HERE
- ABC News and The Washington Post. – Example HERE
- CNN News Network and ORC Polling. – Example HERE
- Rasmussen and Reuters Polling Operations. – Example HERE
- Bloomberg Polling – Example HERE
These individuals along with every single corporate national media polling outlet, which in turn contributed to -and skewed- the larger aggregate of the Real Clear Politics average of polls, were complicit in their intent to deceive the American electorate in an ideological scheme to manipulate the psyche of the American voter…
…and yet they have the nerve now to broadcast endless hours of pearl-clutching opinion on a supposed, manufactured and false “Russian influence” over the same election. Think about that jaw-dropping hypocrisy for a moment.
There is not a single shred of credibility that should remain with any of the above mentioned polling entities or the corporate media outlets who espoused them.
They did not make mistakes; they did not operate from the wrong assumptions. These organizations, as part of the larger corporate objectives from those who fund their endeavors, lied.
Allowing them to say they made mistakes is only dooming the American voter to a continued cycle of battered electorate syndrome. These entities are our abusers. They have been gaslighting the American voter for years, and they have been able to remain unchecked because no-one ever called them to task before this year.
Throughout the last two years we, along with others, have identified and exposed this corrupt business endeavor while simultaneously being ridiculed and marginalized at each undertaking. There should be no quarter provided and no amount of forgiveness ever offered.
The entire construct of their operational business model is corrupt from top to bottom.
♦STEP #1 – A biased/ideological media pays biased/ideological pollsters for biased/ideological polling.
♦STEP #2 – The biased result is used for media stories and manufactured narratives.
It is all crap. This moment in election history should forever separate their influence from our national political discussion. PERIOD.
All of it.
Break the cycle.
Never, ever, validate “corporate media polling” again. Ever.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, No Fan of Donald Trump, Critiques Latest Term
WASHINGTON — Unless they have a book to sell, Supreme Court justices rarely give interviews. Even then, they diligently avoid political topics. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes a different approach.
These days, she is making no secret of what she thinks of a certain presidential candidate.
“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” she said. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
It reminded her of something her husband, Martin D. Ginsburg, a prominent tax lawyer who died in 2010, would have said. “‘Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,’” Justice Ginsburg said, smiling ruefully.
Her colleagues have said nothing in public about the presidential campaign or about Mr. Obama’s stalled nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland to the Supreme Court. But Justice Ginsburg was characteristically forthright, offering an unequivocal endorsement of Judge Garland. “I think he (Judge Garland) is about as well qualified as any nominee to this court,” she said. “Super bright and very nice, very easy to deal with. And super prepared. He would be a great colleague.” Asked if the Senate had an obligation to assess Judge Garland’s qualifications, her answer was immediate. “That’s their job,” she said. “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being president in his last year.” The court has been short-handed since Justice Antonin Scalia died in February, and Justice Ginsburg said it will probably remain that way through most or all of its next term, which starts in October. Even in “the best case,” in which Judge Garland was confirmed in the lame-duck session of Congress after the presidential election on Nov. 8, she said, he will have missed most of the term’s arguments and so could not vote in those cases.
Justice Ginsburg, 83, said she would not leave her job “as long as I can do it full steam.” But she assessed what is at stake in the presidential election with the precision of an actuary, saying that Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Stephen G. Breyer are no longer young. “Kennedy is about to turn 80,” she said. “Breyer is going to turn 78.”
For the time being and under the circumstances, she said, the Supreme Court is doing what it can. She praised Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. “He had a hard job,” Justice Ginsburg said. “I think he did it quite well.” It was a credit to the eight-member court that it deadlocked only four times, she said, given the ideological divide between its liberal and conservative wings, both with four members.
One of the 4-4 ties, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, averted what would have been a severe blow to public unions had Justice Scalia participated. “This court couldn’t have done better than it did,” Justice Ginsburg said of the deadlock. When the case was argued in January, the majority seemed prepared to overrule a 1977 precedent that allowed public unions to charge nonmembers fees to pay for collective bargaining.
Justice Ginsburg noted that the case was in an early stage and could return to the Supreme Court. “By the time it gets back here, there will be nine justices,” she said.
She also assessed whether the court might have considered a narrow ruling rejecting the suit, brought by Texas and 25 other states, on the ground that they had not suffered the sort of direct and concrete injury that gave them standing to sue. Some of the chief justice’s writings suggested that he might have found the argument attractive. “That would have been hard for me,” Justice Ginsburg said, “because I’ve been less rigid than some of my colleagues on questions of standing. There was a good argument to be made, but I would not have bought that argument because of the damage it could do” in other cases.
The big cases the court did decide, on abortion and affirmative action, were triumphs, Justice Ginsburg said. Both turned on Justice Kennedy’s vote. “I think he comes out as the great hero of this term,” Justice Ginsburg said. The affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas, was decided by just seven justices, 4 to 3. Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself because she had worked on the case as United States solicitor general. But Justice Ginsburg said the decision was built to last. “If Justice Kagan had been there, it would have been 5 to 3,” she said. “That’s about as solid as you can get.”
Justice Kennedy had only once before voted to find an abortion restriction unconstitutional, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992, when he joined Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and David H. Souter to save the core of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion.
Asked if she had been pleased and surprised by Justice Kennedy’s vote in the Texas case, Justice Ginsburg responded: “Of course I was pleased, but not entirely surprised. I know abortion cases are very hard for him, but he was part of the troika in Casey.” Justice Breyer wrote the methodical majority opinion in the Texas case, and Justice Ginsburg added only a brief, sharp concurrence. “I wanted to highlight the point that it was perverse to portray this as protecting women’s health,” she said of the challenged requirements. “Desperate women then would be driven to unsafe abortions.” The decision itself, she said, had a message that transcended the particular restrictions before the court. “It says: ‘No laws that are meant to deny a woman her right to choose,’” she said.
Asked if there were cases she would like to see the court overturn before she leaves it, she named one. “It won’t happen,” she said. “It would be an impossible dream. But I’d love to see Citizens United overruled.” She mulled whether the court could revisit its 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which effectively struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act. She said she did not see how that could be done. The court’s 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, establishing an individual right to own guns, may be another matter, she said. “I thought Heller was “a very bad decision,” she said, adding that a chance to reconsider it could arise whenever the court considers a challenge to a gun control law.
Should Judge Garland or another Democratic appointee join the court, Justice Ginsburg will find herself in a new position, and the thought seemed to please her.“It means that I’ll be among five more often than among four,” she said.
They said, Hillary Rodham Clinton was well known to all, they said she’s a trained attorney, former secretary of state in the Obama administration, former senator from New York, and former first lady.
They said she would be the Next President of US. Her supporters were President Obama (and wife Michelle) and i would guess 95 % of the Democratic Party, She was also backed by many Hollywood Entertainers such as
Others said “Lock her Up” while DJT called her Crooked Hillary
And, Then there was The Republicans
And, DONALD J TRUMP
They painted …. Donald J Trump (DJT) as A brash real-estate heir turned real-estate failure turned recovered mogul turned reality-TV star turned politician.
They said DJT had only angry white men supporting him, white supremacists to aging white people who feel their clout is being lost and the country they know is being taken over by minorities.
Notes from 2016 campaigns
April 12, 2015, when former Secretary of State and New York Senator Hillary Clinton formally announced her second bid for the presidency. 2,382 delegate votes needed to win the Democratic National Convention. some might say Hillary R. Clinton stole it from Bernie Sanders. Final Delegate count HRC 2,842 BS 1,865
Notes from the Democrat primary:
Clinton won Iowa by the closest margin in the history of the state’s Democratic caucus. On July 26, 2016, the Democratic National Convention officially nominated Clinton for President and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine for Vice President.
The Republican field began with 17 candidates, 16 of whom have dropped out. The Democratic contest quickly became a two-man race between Clinton and Sanders after Martin O’ Malley dropped out after the Iowa Caucus.
On July 12, 2016 Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. The race to become America’s 45th president made headlines throughout 2016, and Wisconsin played a role.
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In typical presidential election cycles, it’s pretty clear who the major-party nominees will be before the primary process gets to Wisconsin.
In late March, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were the front-runners. But Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz won Wisconsin’s April primary in convincing fashion.
Sanders defeated Clinton by a 14 percentage point margin. But because of the Democratic Party’s “super delegate” rules, Sanders only received two more Wisconsin delegates than Clinton.
Cruz beat Trump in Wisconsin by 13 percentage points. Trump struggled here as he was criticized by conservative talk radio and Governor Walker endorsed Cruz.
Trump and Clinton rebounded from the Wisconsin losses and became their party’s presidential nominees.
The first debate between Trump and Clinton was the most-watched in the 60-year history of televised presidential debates.
*Trump was the first Republican to carry Wisconsin’s electoral votes in 32 years.
Trump finished with 304 Electoral College votes and Clinton had 227. However, Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes. Clinton is the first presidential nominee to win the popular vote but lose the Electoral College since 2000.
The Green Party’s Jill Stein requested and received the first presidential recount since that 2000 election. Stein didn’t have proof but claimed the election was hacked in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — three states Trump won by close margins. Wisconsin’s recount is the only one that was completed, and it verified Trump’s 23,000 vote victory over Clinton.