O.K. I confess. I favor Clinton over Trump.

Recently a reader accused me of bias against Donald Trump. Among his comments were that I am, “a complete biased one sided pony that won’t budge even after being hit with a 10 foot truth pole.”

You can see my response in Comment #7 of the previous post, “What kind of President will Donald Trump be?”

I admit to being biased against a man who possibly is the most prolific liar in American political history.

After all, this is the guy who, after years of claiming President Obama is not an American, now like a naughty boy caught with his hand in the cookie jar, quietly and reluctantly whispers, “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.”

But the notorious liar couldn’t help himself. He also said, “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. I finished it.”

Yikes! That’s a wild one, even for Trump.

And I admit to being biased in favor of someone whose charitable fund actually gives dollars to charity vs. someone whose charitable fund uses its “charity” dollars to pay for a portrait of its founder, pay rent to the founder, and to bribe politicians.

Recounting the many reasons a Donald Trump is as qualified to be President as Freddie Krueger (except Freddie is more honest), would take way too many pages. And, it wouldn’t change any minds; facts and logic influence only those who are influenced by facts and logic, which eliminates the vast majority of Trump backers.

But, the reader did say one thing that requires addressing: “The best we can expect from Hillary is an Obama, the worst is she sends us into another stupid war while our economy crumbles.”

Nevermind that “the war” was started under a Republican President (President “Mission Accomplished”), a war which Trump backed (though, despite evidence he, as always, lies that he didn’t).

And nevermind that despite continuous interference by the Republican Congress, the American economy somehow has grown better than most other economies.

Let’s instead focus on the “stupid war” claim.

Trump Is A Real Nuclear Threat

As commander in chief, the president has ultimate and unbounded authority over the use of nuclear weapons. There is no veto power, no second opinion and there’s no turning back once the nuclear option is executed.

So let us consider the nuclear know-how of the Republican presidential nominee. It seems Mr. Trump has known everything there is to know about nuclear weapons for years.

  1. In 1984 as a 38-year-old real estate developer he said, “It would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles. I think I know most of it anyway”
  2. In an interview with MSNBC in March of this year, when Chris Matthews referred to Trump not taking nukes off the table, Mr. Trump questioned, “somebody hits us within ISIS, you wouldn’t fight back with a nuke?”
  3. In the same interview, Trump refused to say he would never use a nuclear weapon in Europe In a separate interview, he was quoted saying, “Europe is a big place, I’m not going to take my cards off the table” in reference to using nuclear weapons in a continent that is home to some our closest allies.
  4. It was recently reported that Mr. Trump met with a foreign policy adviser and asked on three different instances why if we have nuclear weapons, why we cannot use them?
  5. Other foreign policy experts who have discussed nuclear strategy with Trump have said he lacks knowledge of the history of deterrence, and seems more interested in whether the US should ever use its nuclear arsenal
  6. Trump has also said that he has no problem with the proliferation of nuclear weapons to Japan, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.
  7. The author of Trump’s biography went so far as to say, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets nuclear codes, there is an excellent chance it will lead to the end of civilization.”

Mr. Trump’s remarks are almost as disturbing as his uncontrolled impulses and that’s a scary combination for a leader with access to the largest nuclear arsenal in the world.

So herein lies the real nuclear threat for Americans. If we elect Donald Trump the likelihood of nuclear war will be dramatically increased and it will be on us.

As I said, “facts and logic influence only those who are influenced by facts and logic.” So the aforementioned reader will not be swayed. I fully expect his response will be “Benghazi and Emails.”

So yes, I admit to being biased against Donald Trump — but I’m not a pony.  I most definitely am not a pony.

And Donald Trump, most definitely, is not a President.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty


•Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.

•Any monetarily NON-sovereign government — be it city, county, state or nation — that runs an ongoing trade deficit, eventually will run out of money.

•The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes.

•No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth.

•Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.

•A growing economy requires a growing supply of money (GDP = Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports)

•Deficit spending grows the supply of money

•The limit to federal deficit spending is an inflation that cannot be cured with interest rate control.

•The limit to non-federal deficit spending is the ability to borrow.

Liberals think the purpose of government is to protect the poor and powerless from the rich and powerful. Conservatives think the purpose of government is to protect the rich and powerful from the poor and powerless.

•The single most important problem in economics is the Gap between rich and the rest..

•Austerity is the government’s method for widening the Gap between rich and poor.

•Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.

•Everything in economics devolves to motive, and the motive is the Gap between the rich and the rest..


6 thoughts on “O.K. I confess. I favor Clinton over Trump.

  1. Incapable of honesty and morality:

    Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton’s Bodyguards Should Disarm to ‘See What Happens to Her’

    Nick Corsaniti, Nicholas Confessore, and Michael Barbaro, The New York Times

    “I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons,” Mr. Trump said at a rally in Miami, to loud applause. “I think they should disarm. Immediately.”

    He went on: “Let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, O.K. It’ll be very dangerous.”

    In justifying his remarks, Mr. Trump falsely claimed that Mrs. Clinton wants to “destroy your Second Amendment,” apparently a reference to her gun control policies.

    Does it get any more stupid than this? What next for Trump? Guns in the courtroom?


  2. Benghazi and emails, ya think? We’ll see. 🙂

    After reading through your list of Trumps statements about nuclear weapons, I am beginning to think that he has NO IDEA what are the actual effects of a nuclear weapon. He seems to believe that nuclear weapons are just yuuuge, super powerful versions of traditional ordnance, not qualitatively different from the regular bombs and missiles we use today (in too many places).

    To be honest, I am also scared that Hillary will escalate the tensions with Russia until it leads to the use of battlefield tactical nuclear weapons by us. Obama has already initiated a multi-year $1 trillion upgrade and expansion of our nuclear triad. Tactical battlefield nukes are part of that program. Hillary has always been a neoconservative, the entire neocon foreign policy apparatus is supporting her, and Russia is the place they want to see “regime change” more than anywhere else. However, at least she won’t try to push the button because Pres. Duterte in the Philippines insulted her like he did Obama. Trump just might.


    1. In the “war” vein, Obama was President for 8 years, and what is the Republicans main criticism? That he drew down the troops. Too pacifist for the brave right wing.

      Now, the concern is that Hillary will be like Obama, and start a war??


      1. I’m not sure which war you are referring to that Obama started, but I’m not a Republican and my criticism of Obama in this vein is that he didn’t do as much as he could have to de-escalate or end our various wars in the Middle East. I am a pacifist. I also do not make direct comparisons between Obama and Clinton. Each stands on their own record. Unfortunately, for me, Clinton’s record, especially some of her work as SoS, would make her unelectable in any ‘normal’ election for president.


  3. This is not a big surprise that you support Hillary, in some of the comments and post regarding trump you have basically said as much.

    It is very disappointing that you would actively support Hillary. As I said in previous comments, I don’t think anyone has a problem with you not liking Trump but to openly support Hillary her actions are the exact opposite of what you claim be fighting against!!

    It is especially disappointing because you are either listening to the main stream media which is not going to give the truth or you are turning a blind eye the corruption of the Clinton’s.

    If you are listening solely to the main stream media, that is disappointing in its own right since you champion an economic philosophy that is hardly mainstream. It is one that challenges mainstream thought and one would think that given this you would know better than to solely rely on the mainstream media and that you would do your own research.

    If you are turning a blind eye to evil of Hillary Clinton then wow I am not even going to go there.

    There is so many places to go with Clinton from foreign policy, to their foundation, to their cronyism (being part of the1% that you warn us about) to economics there is just too much to cover I will just respond to a few of the comments you made in this post.

    First a good example of how you are either turning a blind eye or relying on the main stream media is this is the link that you posted “trump is a real nuclear threat.”

    Below is the link to the actual interview with Chris Matthews. People can take what they want from it if you are being honest then this is a bit different than the article you linked to suggest and the comments you made. In your comments I guess you forgot to include where he says using nuclear weapons in Europe should be off the table and where he says he would be the last person to use them in the middle east but that he would not take them off the table. This is the exact same position of most presidents but you would not know that listening to main stream media!!!

    Have a listen for yourself…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpxr9ZUp7N0

    And here is hillary clinton on using nukes on Iran, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAO4fH6g0g0 and both clinton and obama doesn’t sound too much different than me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaCbBk9ul1A.

    Here is another one just from today…http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/296521-cnn-edits-out-clinton-reference-to-nyc-explosion-as on how the media spins things.

    Moving to that “stupid war”..let not forget that hillary voted for that stupid war. Out of all of them she is one person who should have know better and she still has not learned anything from it.

    However it is not just that “stupid war”, or has your head been in the sand… it also include libya, syria, ukraine and other places but it was hillary who really pushed for our attaching Libya and obama on board. Further It was Sid Bluthemal who pushed Hillary Clinton and advised hillary to take action along with France, Italy etc. Sid had been a long time friend of Clinton’s, worked at the Clinton Foundation and was asked by hillar to join her at the state department but he was banned by Obama…see below…In any case sid whispered to Hillary who persuaded Obama. In fact it was Qaddafi who warned before his death that he was the one fighting the the terrorists who would later become ISIS and if he went they would be unleashed which is what basically happened. Look at the mess that libya has been, this was hillary doing.

    See these links….



    Also see this youtube video on Qaddafi, skip towards the end it shows Qadaffi’s warning and it shows how Putin handled the demeanor of Putin vs Clinton which is telling.

    In addition she has pushed much harder for a war in syria, to put boots on the ground. So far Obama has resisted going too far but who knows how far hillary will take it she becomes president. At the very least she will continue Obama’s policy in syria and may even further confront Russia which could lead to war with them and unfortunately could escalate to nuclear war. In any case this is a sampling of how crazy it is in syria…and how screwed up our policy is. Again Hillary has not learned. Also if you are curious look up the reasons we have been trying to get rid of Assad, and then tell me if this is the kind of people you want to run the country.




    Further people are talking about hillarys possible choice of pentagon chief. Is this someone you want advising hillary…not that she is all that stable herself..


    And maybe it has already begun…http://www.infowars.com/update-putins-favorite-chauffer-killed-in-accident-exactly-as-former-cia-director-described-on-tv/

    Anyway moving on to the birther controversy you noted….well again are you listening to the main stream media?? It appears that james Asher a former DC bureau chief claims that our good friend sid blumenthol pitched him the story and started the moment.

    As mentioned earlier sid blumenthol is close friend of the clinton’s who worked at the clinton foundation and worked on Clintons 2008 campaign. He is known for his dirty tricks appears to be the architect of the birther moment. In addition a staffer was also fired in 2008 for spreading the rumor. It appears trump got hold of it and ran with it. In addition obama could have quelled this and shut trump up from the very beginning if he would have just released his long form. In any case what is interesting here is that clinton wanted blumenthol to join her at the state department but he was banned by Obama..I wonder why…


    Anyway as i mentioned there is too much with hillary to put in a comment..but I just wanted to throw a couple of other items that are interesting…

    As for Trump being a racist because of his Mexico comments two points first he never called Mexicans criminals rapist etc what he said was many of the illegal immigrants coming from Mexico are are criminals, rapist etc. further he is also called a racist because he want to build a wall. I personally don’t like the idea of a wall because it can be used to keep people in as well as out but he is not alone in wanting to build a wall. The Mexican government also wants to build a wall on their southern boarder to keep illegals out of their country..are they racists?? And then there is the British and french who are building a wall and of course you have hungry building a temporary wall among others.



    Anyway as I said there is so much with hillary that is wrong I only have time to for some of it. If any of this info is not correct then please correct me otherwise you may want try doing your own research.


    1. Sometimes, one can assess the character of a person by who his supporters are. For instance, if the Ku Klux Klan supported Clinton, and even claimed to benefit from her candidacy, I would have serious reservations about her.

      Today’s version of the KKK is known as the “alt-right.” They back Trump and credit him with their rise. See: Here

      You will have to decide for yourself why supremacist organizations so actively back Trump (Remember David Duke, whom Trump didn’t know after he met him, and only reluctantly disavowed him?)

      If you wish to ban people from America because of their religion, and would like to build a “Berlin wall” around America, you may wish also to join alt-right or KKK. Those may be your kind of folks.

      And if you think Trump knows more than our generals, as he claims, he is the man for you.


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