RNC Says it Has the Right to Use Trump’s Name and Likeness for Fundraising

Donald Trump sent out cease-and-desist letters to the three largest fundraising entities for the Republican Party, the RNC, NRCC and NRSC, for using his name and likeness on fundraising emails and merchandise.

What a sad state of affairs that the Trump name which is synonymous with racism, fascism, misogyny, and homophobia is effective in eliciting funds for the GOP.

It’s disturbing that his likeness (orange complexion, mouth that resembles a sphincter and raccoon eyes) is an effective advertising image.

This is a devastating indictment on the Republicans who respond in a positive way to the name and image of the disgraced and diminished twice-impeached former president.

Trump is apoplectic that his name is being used by Republican fundraising organization to help Republicans who voted to impeach him. Trump cares more about exacting revenge on the Republicans who voted to impeach him, than he does about helping the GOP win elections.

The RNC flat-out rejected Trump’s cease-and-desist demand, arguing that it “has every right to public figures as it engages in core, First Amendment-protected political speech.”

The RNC had no choice but to reject Trump’s demand, the GOP is the party of Trump, and there is no way that they can effectively raise funds without invoking the name of their messiah.

Why can’t the Republicans see that their embrace of the narcissistic, racist, and downright evil Trump will doom them to a minor party status.

Outrage: RNC Peddling Donald Trump Merchandise

The Republican National Committee (RNC) faced withering online criticism on Black Friday after it hawked items in Donald Trump`s online store.

The RNC tweeted: There`s only one thing better than a Black Friday deal … and that`s a Trump Black Friday deal.

It`s a Black Friday indeed for the Republican Party, they`ve sacrificed their bedrock principles of fiscal conservatism, family values, and a fierce opposition to dictatorships and communist states, for the instant gratification of conservative Supreme Court Justices and tax cuts for the wealthy.

Instead of providing checks and balances on a runaway administration, the Grand Old Party has been reduced to peddling Trump memorabilia. The Trump takeover of the GOP is complete; I`d be hard-pressed to name a Republican leader with a backbone or a shred of dignity.

Thank God the Democrats have regained control of the House, they can provide proper checks and balances on an authoritarian president, and once the Mueller report is released, they will have enough ammunition to impeach him.

I`m not going to buy any Trump merchandise, one day a MAGA hat will be consigned to the dustbin of history along with a Richard Nixon`s the One campaign button.

Donald Trump Selects Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development


“On Monday, President-elect Donald Trump announced the long-rumored selection of former pediatric neurosurgeon and presidential candidate Ben Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Curious as it may sound, Carson accepted the offer from his former rival less than a month after his spokesman told reporters that Carson was not qualified for a position in the incoming administration because he ‘has no government experience‘ and has ‘never run a federal agency.’ The same spokesperson made clear that Carson would not want to take a position that could cripple the presidency.”


In this presidential election the electorate made it abundantly clear that they wanted change above everything else.

The socialist revolutionary, Sen. Bernie Sanders, would have defeated the establishment favorite Hillary Clinton, if the DNC hadn’t rigged the game in her favor.

Donald Trump beat 17 heavyweight Republican rivals even though everybody (RNC, media, intelligentsia, Wall Street, donor class) was vehemently against him.

In this season of disenchantment with the establishment, when the electorate eschewed political hacks in favor of change agents, even a renowned brain surgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, with absolutely no political experience was the Republican frontrunner for a short spell in the fall of 2015.

That is until Donald Trump brutally crushed Carson’s nascent bid by comparing him to a child molester. On March 4, 2016, Carson ended his campaign, and shortly thereafter he became one of Trump’s most loyal surrogates.

The primaries, especially the debates, exposed Dr. Carson as an idiot savant, he’s a genius when it comes to medicine, but he’s mentally-retarded when it comes  to economics, foreign policy, education, or housing and urban development.

I can understand Trump’s desire to reward Dr. Carson for his loyalty, but his tenure as Secretary of Housing and Urban development is destined to be an unqualified disaster.

Carson’s supporters point to his childhood living in poverty in the mean streets of Detroit as his most impressive qualification. Really? I attended a  high school in the poor side of town, but that doesn’t qualify me to be Secretary of Education.

It’s incumbent upon the Senate to give Mr. Carson a thorough examination, and ultimately reject him for being woefully unqualified.

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