The Same Democrats Who Denounce Donald Trump as a Lawless, Treasonous Authoritarian Just Voted to Give Him Vast Warrantless Spying Powers
“The rare occasion the media swoons over Trump: when he embraces war” www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/22/positive-trump-media-coverage-when-he-embraces-war
“The Spoils of War: Trump Lavished With Media and Bipartisan Praise For Bombing Syria” theintercept.com/2017/04/07/the-spoils-of-war-trump-lavished-with-media-and-bipartisan-praise-for-bombing-syria/
NBC journalist Brian Williams (who years ago lied about being shot down in a helicopter in Iraq) nearly has an orgasm over “beautiful weapons.” www.youtube.com/watch?v=agSUiItNzz8
CNN host Fareed Zakaria said “I think Trump became president of the United States” after bombing Syria. www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLUvhjRTpwE
The Obama Administration treated the big banks with kid gloves, claiming they wouldn’t prosecute the banks for the ’08 financial crisis because it would hurt the economy.
“Five banks, including a big lender to President Donald Trump, have received temporary reprieves from the administration to run businesses that they otherwise would have had to shut down after criminal convictions.” www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/10/convicted-bank-reprieves/1023062001/
Making Jerusalem Israel’s capital:
Bill Maher Sides With Trump on Jerusalem: ‘I Hate to Agree’ With Him, But…
No other government in the world formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital or has its embassy there, instead basing their diplomatic offices in nearby Tel Aviv.
Trump’s announcement, however, is the culmination of years of pressure on the White House by a large bipartisan majority of Congress and leaders of both political parties. It represents the fulfillment of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which mandates that the United States move its embassy to Jerusalem, though the bill allows a president to waive that requirement every six months if deemed in the national interest.
In the Senate, that bill was co-sponsored by California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, as well as such leading Democrats as Joe Biden and John Kerry. Only one Democrat (the late Robert Byrd) voted no. On the House side, just 30 out of 204 Democrats voted no, including Bay Area Democrats Ron Dellums and George Miller, along with independent then-Rep. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Trump-s-actions-on-Jerusalem-come-with-12414559.php