Sunday, January 15, 2017

Congressman John Lewis Speaks His Mind on Trump 'Legitimacy' on 'MTP'; KGO Radio's Political Guru Rothmann Analyzes; Sunday PM 415 Media

Image result for John Lewis Donald Trump By now you have heard the words of universally respected and admired Civil Rights congressman John Lewis--who said on 'Meet the Press' that Donald Trump was not a "legitimate president." Furthermore, Lewis plans on skipping the Inauguration this Friday.

Trump responded like Trump.

And Congressman Lewis went further. 

Image result for John RothmannOn Sunday Night, John Rothmann was the ideal host on KGO Radio to talk about the latest crisis involving Trump and American politics. Rothmann's superb analysis and breakdown was, as usual, spot on, allowing all points of view and delving into all the implications and developments --Lewis' act wasn't the only news-talk item but it was certainly the biggest news of the day --eliciting responses from Senator Dianne Feinstein and VP-elect Mike Pence.

I've said a gazillion times that KGO suits should make Rothmann a permanent presence on 810 AM ...most especially now as the country navigates through uncharted waters as a Trump administration begins its reign come Friday.

As one big circus comes to an end soon, another is just beginning.

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31 comments:

  1. I have really been wondering if this serial knee-jerk overreactive antagonism from Trump (in response to any perceived threat, real or imagined, from the left or the right) is going to be his undoing. It certainly hurt Nixon, and Nixon wasn't as reactive as Trump. Nixon was also a politician of considerable experience, unlike our neophyte President-Elect.

    One thing is for certain: Trump has an insatiable craving for drama and self-aggrandizement. Also, he usually passes the buck when the chips are down. Troubling traits for a man in that position.

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    1. He was responding to a member of Congress saying he was not "legitimate".

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    2. Hell, I take worse shots at my pastor. Much ado about nothing.

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    3. Lewis is just a hack looking for attention.

      According to a Washington Post article written on January 21, 2001, Lewis and other members of the Black Caucus boycotted George W. Bush’s inauguration because they didn’t “believe Bush is the true elected president.” Lewis spent the day in his Atlanta district.

      Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/443896/john-lewis-boycotted-george-w-bush-inauguration

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    4. Lewis was correct: Bush was "elected" by 5 corrupt Supreme Court justices.

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  2. There's lots of wild speculation here, especially considering that he hasn't even been sworn in yet.

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    1. The man has a history of wild, erratic behavior. That raises concerns, even among many in his own party.

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    2. @11:22 as opposed to Obama's pastor who presided over his wedding to Michelle, baptized his children, and basically acted as his consigliere in life. Hell, he even named his autobiography after one of his sermons. This pastor had a similar history but the media conveniently hid that from the public's eye. Trump? Pile on.

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    3. 1:56,

      That is a good point. I heard plenty about Wright, but then again I watch plenty of FNN. There was a guilt by association factor with Wright, and "party" and more extreme phases in Obama's past. Candidate and President Obama, however, managed to comport and articulate in a manner that was much more restrained than his mentor/pastor, or some of the hoodlums he supposedly consorted with in his younger days. Based on interviews that I've seen, many conservatives (including those in Trump's inner circle) would like to see Donald "dial it back" and act more prudent, Presidential, and Statesman-like. If he were to do that, I would feel a little more comfortable and confident.

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    4. 1:56PM
      Yes, But unlike the Crazy Clown, President Obama didn't take Reverend Wright to the West Wing of the White House?! Stephen Bannon, the White Supremacist, of Breitbart will have a Office in the West Wing?! All the while FAUX NEWS has been Silent on the aspect of Bannon, unlike they were on Rev. Wright...Smdh?!

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    5. Have you seen some of Obama's appointees over the years? I'll take one Stephen Bannon to offset the dozens of Obama picks of a similar nature over the years.

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  3. Chicken or egg?

    Is Trump's "knee-jerk overreactive antagonism" a result of ego from his large rallies of adoring fans, or was the rally turnout a result of people finding a Republican finally willing to punch back?

    If it's the latter, then I don't think it will be his undoing; it will be his mandate.

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    1. THE Donald's narcissism was developed long before those large rallies of adoring lemmings.

      In regard to Republicans punching back, many Republicans have punched back....against Trump. George Shultz, Brent Scowcroft, The Bushes, Meg Whitman, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, to name a few. There was some particularly sharp and accurate punch back from Mitt Romney, in regard to Trump's shady business practices, lack of political expertise, and abhorrent character. For a refresher, look up Romney's rant. It is far too long and detailed to post here. Mitt, BTW, still refuses to apologize for those comments!

      Though "punch back" is often a good and necessary trait, especially in the rough and tumble world of politics, I'm concerned that Donald's wild and ill-timed haymakers will often continue to miss their mark (and even cause the occasional self-inflicted black eye). And history has proven that winning an election doesn't guarantee subsequent popularity and success in office. ALL of our Presidents have suffered setbacks during their terms. How is this thin skinned, fickle, and erratic character going to respond?

      Oh, and about the chicken and the egg. The Donald is definitely not chicken about impulsively popping off. Consequently, how much egg is going to end up on President Trump's face?!

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  4. Couldn't agree more. I listened to all 6 hours of John's Saturday and Sunday program, he is the best on the radio these days. I don't always agree with Rich's analysis of hosts, but he is always spot on when writing about John Rothmann. Listened to Brian Sussmann and Katie Green, Katie didn't even know who John Lewis was. Brian said something like this "So he walked across a bridge once, for civil rights, it was a long time ago, hasen't done much since". We are living in two worlds, Ann Coulter was also on Sussmann's show, said Trump became her guy, when he called Mexican's rapist. So sad, so deprived.

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    1. I don't know any Mexicans who own rapists and you mean depraved, not deprived. Your comments will be more powerful when you express them with literacy. And yes, Congressman Lewis made a career out of walking in a parade once. Good for him. He also alleged that he was called names and spat upon when he and his henchmen passed 0bamacare, which was a big lie. He may be a civil rights icon now that so many real ones have passed away. But he's only a hero to those desperately in search of one.

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    2. He walked across the bridge with that one guy. You know, the serial philanderer. I feel for his wife.

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    3. Well Jesus was flawed too.

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  5. I am now reminded of what a tool Mr. Rothmann is for his Democratic Party talking points. He used to echo all of the status quo talking points, and has been quick to use his time on KGO to jump on the bandwagon on the Russian cyber issues.

    Our intelligence agencies lost their credibility by participating in the build up of false evidence to support the war in Iraq. Anyone who blindly accepts their opinions without evidence is doomed to repeat the same mistakes. Because of these past actions resulting in such serious consequences, the American people must require more evidence than just having the agencies say it is so. Rothmann was an early, adamant supporter of the bogus war in Iraq and is now pushing the talking points to drive us into escalated hostilities with Russia before an investigation is complete.

    I have had to turn off his propaganda. He learned nothing from his own mistaken blind allegiance to the Dem party then and is doing a disservice to his listeners now.

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    1. Sure,the man who *on tape* bragged he grabbed woman by their pussy at his will,not their and put un wanted kisses on other woman,just could not be up to Russian sex workers giving him a yellow shower.
      Those Intelligence people just don't understand.
      Amazing how much Republican values have changed!

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    2. Oh Stanley. As the kids today say, "smh".

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    3. Stan has conversations going on in his head. Trump didn't actually say he had participated in any of that. I wish Stan would stop using me so much!

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  6. Chip has gotten so bad they won't even run the 3am replay of his show. Now it's another hour of John Bachelor(sp).

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  7. It's so funny that the tiny-handed trump couldn't beat Hillary on his own. He had to have the significant assistance from the very short former KGB butcher to beat a woman, and she still got three million more votes..hmmmm Anyone who thinks it's okay that a hostile country messed with our electoral process is both ill-read and no patriot.

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    1. It's so pathetic that you have to criticize someone for their physical appearance. Anyone who is stupid enough to believe that Hillary didn't beat herself should continue to talk and vote as they do. They deserve the consequences. Ha ha! All hail Trump! Get ready. He's going to take away everything you hold dear. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Probably should just cower in your basement for 8 (yes 8) years.

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    2. Keep practicing, almost a good troll. You'll get their snowflake.

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    3. Agreed 100% with 1:22.

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    4. 11:32 AM
      True, but you for got that Hillary not only had the RUSSIAN BRIGADE Helping Trump to succeed, but also the Hired Russian Trolls, who spread Negative Fake News on Twitter, and FB about HRC.

      Then there was Julian Assange, & Wikileaks also a Part of the Russian's BS Game. Then last, but not least lets Not Forget James Comey the FBI Director, who inserted himself into the Election 11 days out, therefore Violating the Hatch Act.

      Trump might have won the 2016 Election, but he got a lot of help...John Lewis is calling a Spade a Spade, Trump Got into Office by outsiders CHEATING for him. So yes, illegitimate he is! #IStandWithJohnLewis

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    5. deaer 2:10..."their snowflake"...whose snowflake ? and who even has a snowflake?..There is "there" and there is "their". You are an ill-educated lout, as light as a snowflake.

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  8. "Anyone who thinks it's okay that a hostile country messed with our electoral process is both ill-read and no patriot."

    ..and your definitive evidence is (?)...

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  9. Hillary's Drunken StuporJanuary 16, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    I agree with Congressman Lewis!

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  10. See US Constitution, as well as they oaths to uphold same against all enemies, foreign and domestic. You may begin.

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