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The Con Man Campaign

As previously noted, Red gets a veritable butt load of emails every day from the Trump campaign. The messages must be geared to reach somewhere well below the lowest common denominator because on an objective level any thinking human being would find them utterly idiotic and deceitful. It is almost beyond belief that there are perhaps millions of Americans who fall for this con man BS. Here is today’s offering with commentary from Red as usual.

Friend (aka Sucker),

We have an EXCLUSIVE (meaning absolutely non-exclusive) offer just for YOU (and other suckers like you).

President Trump sent us a list of his TOP 100 supporters (which totally belies the first statement about an exclusive offer – but hey who pays that close of attention) who he wanted to do something special for, and your name was on that list (curious because Red has not sent Trump one red cent and sometimes responds to these missives with considerable vitriol).

For a short time (until about Nov. 1), when you make a contribution of $20, we’ll send you a set of our ICONIC (or MORONIC) Trump-Pence 2020 Yard Signs FOR FREE (Yes, that’s a “free” sign for only $20 what a deal).

This offer is only available to you for ONE HOUR (But wait, don’t answer. If you act now, we will throw in a special tape of Pres. Trump singing “Go Away Little Girl” during a wild midnight Karaoke session at Jeffrey’s Epstein’s private island), Friend (you utter f’ing moron). After that, you may never get another chance to receive a set of FREE yard signs (or you could probably check with your local Republican Party HQ and actually get one for free – it’s your choice) .

Quote for the Day

We are now in the midst of trying times when every one must be for or against his country, and show his colors too, by his very act.  Having been educated for such an emergency, at the expense of the Government, I feel that it has upon me superior claims, such claims as no ordinary motives of self-interest can surmount.  I do not wish to act hastily or unadvisedly in the matter, and, as there are more than enough to respond to the first call of the President, I have not yet offered myself.  I have promised and am giving all the assistance I can in organizing the Company whose services have been accepted from this place.  I have promised further to go with them to the state Capital and if I can be of service to the Governor in organizing his state troops, to do so.

Whatever may have been my political opinions before, I have but one sentiment now.  That is we have a Government, and laws and a flag and they must all be sustained.  There are but two parties now, Traitor & Patriots and I want hereafter to be ranked with the latter and, I trust, the stronger party.

U.S. Grant writing to his father in April 1861.

Red’s dearest hope is that come November there will be no need for anyone to heed the advice of Grant and stand with the patriots. If Trump loses and refuses to leave office those who support him are traitors and no matter who stands with Trump – friend, family or colleague – Red will never speak to them again. This is a line that cannot be crossed. If that day comes, Red knows he stands with Grant – one of the greatest Americans.

Prosperity Gospel Promoter Not So Prosperous Anymore

Red has long railed against the “Beggar Christians” that populate some religious TV networks with Pat Robertson’s CBN being the worst offender.  There are radio beggars out there too. Red fondly remembers listening to “Brother Al – that’s A L”) as a boy and being amused by his schtick.  At least the beggars are somewhat honest in that they plead for your money so they can stay on the air and continue to spread their version of the gospel which generally holds that if you are a true believer God will reward you with riches and prosperity in this lifetime.  Red is unaware of the Biblical underpinnings of that claim.

But William Neil “Doc” Gallagher, was not technically a “radio preacher” – he just used them to promote his Christian financial wizardry.  Gallagher advertised and promoted his money management firm Gallagher Financial Group, Inc. on Christian radio.  Gallagher, the author of “Jesus Christ, Money Master” (and yes, you read that correctly) received high praise from some far-right preachers as Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas,  and regular Fox News contributor called the book “required reading for anyone who is looking for a highly practical and thoroughly biblical guide to financial success.”

Red wonders how Jeffress feels now as Gallagher has been found liable for U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges related to a $29 million Ponzi scheme that targeted the elderly.   Gallagher, who referred to himself as “The Money Doctor,” promoted his retirement-planning services on a weekly radio show that combined his bullshit investment advise with Christian talking points.  According to the SEC, “Gallagher makes frequent religious references on his shows, seeking to appeal to a Christian audience.”  When broadcasting on Saturday he signed off with, “See you in church tomorrow.”

GFG claimed to pay equal attention to the spiritual life of their clients and their finances.   As the now removed website stated:

“Our mission is to be a vehicle of God’s peace and comfort to as many people as possible, helping first with their financial peace of mind, then also with their spiritual, emotional, and family well-being.”

But in 2019, it became clear that Gallagher was running a Ponzi scheme using new money to pay off older investors and using his investors’ money to buy additional airtime to recruit new suckers and support his lifestyle.

In addition to his SEC troubles, Gallagher has already pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts in Texas state court and been sentenced to 25 years and required to pay over $10 million in restitution.   He should have run for office as a Republican.  He certainly has the qualifications.

Big John, Big Bad John Looking Vulnerable

Sen. John Cornyn (TP-Texas) is not the most likeable guy under normal circumstances.  He has largely benefited from have the “R” next to his name on the ballot and being tall, distinguished looking and silver-haired.  Red is hard pressed to point to any real accomplishments of the senior senator that have actually helped any average Texans.  All of this seems to be catching up with Big John as the nation spirals into recession and pandemic and he steadfastly stands by the primary agent of doom (that would be Trump for those of you not paying attention).   Current polling has him underwater on job approval.   The poll from the University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll shows Big John as being vulnerable less than four months out from election day.  His less than stellar approval rating and the Trump effect could pull him down.  In short, there is a chance – maybe a small one – that Cornyn will be the former senator from Texas come January.  That would be a glorious day.

State Fair of Texas Cancelled

Giant 'Big Tex' statue burns down after 60 years as State Fair ...

There are few things Red likes more than the State Fair of Texas held every October in Dallas.  Where else can you see the Governor, the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, a full line-up of the latest automobile models, Tennessee Walking horses, pig races, steers, hogs, chickens, lambs, ducks, rabbits and llamas competing, Chinese Acrobats, Brenda Lee backed up by the Air Force Band, the Bearded Lady, the Human Pincushion, a sword swallower, a major college football game, old football players, a giant Ferris wheel, an assortment of thrill rides, art works, butter sculpture and other attractions while chowing down on corn dogs, fried snickers, giant burritos, funnel cake and just about fried everything else edible – all in one day?  Not to mention Red’s particular favorite – SkeeBall.  And yes, Red has seen and eaten all of that in just one day at the SFOT.

But not this year.  “With a heavy heart” the SFOT has announced that it will not open for the 2020 season.  “We believe the spirit of the Lone Star State lies in every Texan’s ability to care and look out for their neighbor and it is with this in mind, we have decided to keep our guests, staff, and partners safe and healthy during these uncertain times.”

Now Red is really pissed at the morons who have let this pandemic spiral out of control with their wishful thinking, refusal to acknowledge science and reality, and inability to shift course.  Yes, Trump and Abbott – Red is talking about you.

Mike Pence is a Groveling Bootlick

Mike Pence has the utter nerve to stand up at Today’s briefing to talk about personal responsibility for curbing the spread of COVID 19 and refuse to take the simple proven measure of wearing a mask because he might offend our Reality TV Show Joke of a President. What a complete disgrace this “man” is. Unlike our imbecilic President, Pence probably knows better. Trump’s narcissism and sociopathic tendencies apparently prevent him from processing information that even remotely challenges his worldview or threatens his grasp on power.  Pence has no such excuse and is thus even worse than Trump.

This Didn’t Age Well

Red is on the Trump campaign’s email list.  From time to time, Red likes to share some of the joy coming from the Reality TV Show Joke of a President’s campaign begging – along with commentary of course.  Red got this one on Saturday.

I’m about to go on stage (because I’m playing the role of POTUS – the part of a lifetime)  in Tulsa, Oklahoma to hold my very first Trump MAGA Rally in three months (deprived of oxygen I am).

I know the Fake News media (now including Fox News) won’t ever tell you the FACTS (it must be true if I put it in ALL CAPS) about what’s REALLY (REALLY) going on in our Nation (total shit storm) or about all of my administration’s hard work (that’s 11 am to 3 pm at least 4 days a week) to Keep America Safe, (Hey, if we can’t be great at least let’s be safe) which is why tonight is so important (uh oh!).
But, before I get on that stage for what will be our most EPIC rally ever (it was epic all right), I need to know that you’re still in this fight with me (killing an Antifa member would prove it).

I’ve asked my team to hand me an updated list of donors (what a bunch of suckers) who choose to step up at this critical time (one foot in a prison cell and the other on a banana peel), and I’ll be disappointed (more disappointed than I am in Eric) if I don’t see your name on there (does anyone really believe this BS?).

I’m going to review the Presidential Donor List right before the rally starts (I’ll be sitting on the can for my traditional pre-show shit), and I want to see that Red from Texas gave to show your dedicated support (and if not fuck you and the horse you rode in on).

 

 

Texas Democratic Party is Actually Raising Money!

The Texas Democratic Party is coming off of a successful (for it anyway) fund raising effort during its annual convention held in early June.   The TDP raised nearly $2 million during its week-long virtual convention, breaking the party’s digital daily and monthly fundraising record during the event.  The majority of the funds came from almost 39,000 individual donors with about $600,000 coming from corporate sponsorships.   The record haul pales in comparison to Texas GOP efforts, but with polls showing that Biden is within striking distance of the Reality TV Show Joke of a President expect the TDP to redouble its efforts between now and November.

If you are of a mind to make a difference Red suggests that you send some money to the Democratic candidates running for the Texas House in districts that could be flipped.  If the Democrats gain just 9 seats they will control the House and be able to keep the Texas Senate from continuing its incredibly successful and anti-democratic partisan gerrymandering of both State House and Senate districts and Congressional districts.

The GOP’s gerrymandering is so severe that even with 51% of the total congressional vote, it is estimated that Democrats would win only 13 of Texas’ 36 congressional seats. This still gives Tom Delay a hard-on.  The Texas GOP has two main strategies – try to make as hard as legally possible to vote and gerrymander the Democrats into permanent minority status.  This has to stop.

You can find the targeted districts here.   Even a small donation to the Democratic candidate in a state house race will be appreciated.

 

Quote for the Day

Donald Trump has been the worst president this country has ever had. And I don’t say that hyperbolically. He is. But he is a consequential president. And he has brought this country in three short years to a place of weakness that is simply unimaginable if you were pondering where we are today from the day where Barack Obama left office. And there were a lot of us on that day who were deeply skeptical and very worried about what a Trump presidency would be. But this is a moment of unparalleled national humiliation, of weakness.
When you listen to the President, these are the musings of an imbecile. An idiot. And I don’t use those words to name call. I use them because they are the precise words of the English language to describe his behavior. His comportment. His actions. We’ve never seen a level of incompetence, a level of ineptitude so staggering on a daily basis by anybody in the history of the country whose ever been charged with substantial responsibilities.
It’s just astonishing that this man is president of the United States. The man, the con man, from New York City. Many bankruptcies, failed businesses, a reality show, that branded him as something that he never was. A successful businessman. Well, he’s the President of the United States now, and the man who said he would make the country great again. And he’s brought death, suffering, and economic collapse on truly an epic scale. And let’s be clear. This isn’t happening in every country around the world. This place. Our place. Our home. Our country. The United States. We are the epicenter. We are the place where you’re the most likely to die from this disease. We’re the ones with the most shattered economy. And we are because of the fool that sits in the Oval Office behind the Resolute Desk.
Steve Schmidt describing the Reality TV Show Joke of a President.
On rare occasion, Red has nothing to add.