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daily beast: Bill Clinton on ‘The Daily Show’: Donald Trump’s Fans Are Getting ‘Played’
Speaking about the sharp divide between left and right in the U.S. today, Clinton said, “We have one remaining bigotry: We don’t want to be around anyone who disagrees with us.” As the crowd laughed tepidly, he added, “They didn’t laugh too loudly because they know I’m telling the truth.”
Noah framed the 2016 election as a battle between “more of the same” from an insider like Hillary Clinton or an “outsider” like Donald Trump, someone who “doesn’t believe in logic or ideas.”
“That’s factually accurate,” Clinton remarked, laughing.
Published on Sep 15, 2016
After another week of violence and mayhem, it’s clear Hillary Clinton’s controversial assessment of Trump’s fans was, well, generous.
On Thursday night in New Hampshire, Trump began his rally without dedicated reporters present — then he laughed about it.
“I have really good news for you,” Trump said immediately upon taking the stage. “I just heard that the press is stuck on their airplane. They can’t get here. I love it.
“So they’re trying to get here now. They’re gonna be about 30 minutes late,” he continued. “They called us and said, ‘Could you wait?’ I said ‘Absolutely not.’ Let’s get going right? Let’s get going, New Hampshire.”
While there is a tension between not wanting to make voters wait and holding off stage for press to arrive, Trump is often late to his own rallies and starting late would not have been unprecedented. It is, however, near-unprecedented for presidential candidate to start without their traveling press.
In fact, past candidates have waited for press out of deference and respect.
Furthermore, almost all presidential candidates in past cycles have agreed to a protective pool that travels with the candidate to all stops. The Trump campaign has bucked this tradition, opting only for pooled press at events that they deem worthy.
[shaking head, rolling eyes] yet the media still love him… must be masochists
Waking up to Mark Twain and Toby, ready for play time, is a good day to me.
boss, for toby’s sake, check out my comments at end of last thread. she’ll love you even more for it.
Poor Toby nobody gives her toys that she can destroy, our dog, Brewster has ample toys some he destroys the first day and others he keeps forever. . He learned to play with soccer from a friends dog so some of his favorite toys are balls he kicks around the house.
Mark and Kurt…brothers of a different Mother…word twins. B-lo ad I noticed trump is talking dog food…must have noticed that Clinton bragged about spending time with her dogs while recouping. He is the king of ‘one-upsmanship.’
I hate being scared that trump may win…the sanders crowd was the first to chant ‘Lock her up!’ sanders is on tv talking trump defeat…no clinton elevation. He still is the trojan horse of the nationalists…trump is also a nationalist…I noticed in a few recent speeches that trump has been labeling Clinton as a ‘globalist.’ There is the fight…world billionaires using us as pawns in their Risk game. In all honestly, most humans do not know the difference between a uni-lateral or a bi-lateral trade agreement…or even understand a regional trade agreement. We also have friends in these agreements…Australia comes to mind for the TPP. The US of AA has a huge western coastline that is perfect for receiving and sending goods to Asia. It seems the east coast of the US of AA wants some of that container change…building bigger ships for the eastern port that usually get European trade. Billionaires wanting more and they are not going to share. They need to build the middle class again so they can get them to pay for everything.
Nice thing about Kong toys: flexible enough to chew but indestructible. Whsky, dog soccer should be an Olympic event.
patd… great Mark Twain quote… and oh so true.
Craig… so glad to know that you and your dad are enjoying Toby so much. My niece recently told me of a company called Chewy for my pet needs. They are awesome!
jack, bobo was also a good soccer dog but a poor sport. if you didn’t play by her rules she’d run off with the ball and later there would be one more shredded black and white carcass under the porch.
Sue has a pit bull/black lab. Despite being recently spayed, her favorite snack is dried bull testicles.
On a less OMG note, happy anniversary to those who are so blessed. And with that, I am off to Cleveland for the weekend with the photo glued to the real c-note. He will enjoy it.
Buy some pupperoni treats…industrial bag available at wholesale clubs. B-lo has learned many tricks with the treats as she can shake all four legs. She used to go to the assisted living facility and do her circus tricks for the residents. Everyone can benefit from pets — whatever the pet…cats, dogs, pigs, birds, lizards. Animals teach us how to love. Animals also show us the abusers for whom we must always be vigilant.
Thanks, patd…love the O-mann, used to be my fav pet commentator.
Have a good and safe trip Flatus. Beware those deplorables out there.
bw, at least this morning on cnn according to politico:
[bernie said mitt] hit the nail on the head when he said Trump is a fraud and a phony.
“[Trump] is a very good showman. He manipulates media fantastically. He does exactly what media wants. He gives them some crazy statement every day and he’s all over television. You can’t turn on CNN without seeing Donald Trump. The reason he is doing so well is there is a lot of angst in this country, there’s a lot of pain in this country, a lot of hurt in this country,” Sanders said.
Sanders also attempted to appeal to his supporters who have now switched allegiances to Trump.
“Please, anybody who supports me, do not think that Donald Trump in any way, shape or form reflects the point of view that I have. What I have tried to do in my campaign is to say that we have got to come together come together as a people,” Sanders said, going on to say, “That’s what my campaign was about bringing people together, not dividing us up. So please do not anybody confuse Trump with me.”
and on “morning joe: the bern said according to politico:
“I think what she has got to do is contrast, get away from all of this personality stuff, which media focuses on every single day. And start talking about the real issues. The American people do not agree with Trump,” Sanders said, suggesting a few questions, including, “Mr. Trump, do you really think that billionaires need a massive tax break? Mr. Trump, do you really think that when the entire scientific community tells us that climate change is real and a threat to the entire planet, that you think it’s a hoax? What’s your scientific basis for that? Mr. Trump, tell me what you’re going to do? You want to abolish the Affordable Care Act for 20 million in this country off health care. How many are going to die, how many are going to become much sicker? What’s your view on taking on the drug companies? You go issue by issue and I think you expose him for the fraud that he is.”
Sanders told co-host Joe Scarborough that he “honestly [doesn’t] know the answer” as to why Clinton has struggled where he succeeded in connecting with millennials.
“This is what I know. In politics too much we look at personality. We like you, we don’t like you. I think we’ve got to back away from that and say, we’re not looking at Trump or Clinton. We’re looking at the needs of the American people,” Sanders said, going on to contrast Clinton’s proposals with those of Trump. “So I would just simply say to the millennials, to anybody else: look at the issues. Don’t get hung up on Trump’s kids and whatever, the story of the birther issue. Stay focused on the issue of relevance to your life. I think Clinton is far and away the superior candidate.”
As far as whether Sanders still senses anger and hatred of Clinton among his supporters, the Vermont senator acknowledged that there are still “some people” who feel that way, “but not among the vast majority.”
“I’ll tell you, there is an issue that is bringing the people who voted for me, I think, together. That is this issue of bigotry. You can disagree with Clinton on this or Trump on that, but we have come so far in this country in struggling against discrimination and racism and sexism. That we do not want to go back to a time when you have Trump, the big debate, I guess of today, what’s the debate, the birther issue again we’re bringing that up, is insane,” Sanders said, going on to say that the country has spent “hundreds of years fighting against racism and sexism and all that stuff, to have that debate again, young people do not want to see that…. They’re way beyond that. They don’t want to think we’re blaming Muslims, we’re blaming Mexicans for our problems, and I think that will bring a lot of those people around in support of Clinton.”
I had to try a bunch of different toys to kep my dog from chewing up my old socks, until I realized old socks are cheaper than new dog toys. Now, she’s happy, and my feet are always looking fly.
thanks, patd…I get it, bern, but no mention of Clinton in the first comment link…I just edited this to let you know I read the second comment, patd…thx.
As for the media dialog here in the US of AA? Look to the brexit vote and murdoch and company, the Sun. Brits living in the past believing from the olden days that ‘The Sun never sets on the British Empire’, the sun appeared to be owned by them. Now the sun has set on the british isles of the almost, let’s make Britain, Great Britain again. Shore-up the shoreline and isolate into nationalism. The Sun had endorsed the brexit and although I haven’t seen a copy in years, I remember kr murdoch always had photos of buxom beauties woven into tabloid news stories — a trend beginning in 1969. Today the concept continues with faux news beauties in short skirts with surgically altered lips to look like talking va-jay-jays. My BIL always believes news that comes out of those type of lips! The new media…in depth reporting takes on a new meaning.
horsey at latimes: Contortions of Campaign 2016 humble journalists and whipsaw Hillary Clinton
[….]…. campaign 2016 twerks in a new direction every five minutes and the multitentacled beast that is the Trump campaign simply cannot be fit inside the bucket of conventional politics. Trump slips into sucking quicksand and somehow always finds a way to turn it into a beach party for himself and his stalwart band of “deplorables.”
bink…a recycled plastic water bottle inside of a sock makes a great toy. Crunchy and chewy.
Mmmm, mmmmm, mmmm. Mud bug omelette and grits and STRONG coffee with chicory for breakfast. Life is good.
“a recycled plastic water bottle inside of a sock makes a great toy. Crunchy and chewy.”
-she considers that an extraction speed challenge. 7 secs.
bink…keep the sock monkeys away from your dog!
horsey’s m’ville parody was o.k. but I give this one back in 2010 the winning prize
Song about the Gulf Oil Spill with Margaritaville as basis
I was forced to be in a room with Fucks’ News playing, yesterday. It was like being held in Guantanamo. O’Reilly is shilling some shit book he is pretending he wrote about Harry Truman or some shit. We’re doomed.
pogo…relocated yankee on the border had to google ‘mud bug.’ I get it, but also ran into the urban dictionary definition.
Good to see we’re all dog people, here. Because, cats??
pogo…I remember reading about soldiers from the south that were stationed at the trinity site during WWII here in New Mexico. When they saw scorpions? They thought they were crawdads! Now that would be an omelet with a sting!
O’Reilly is like a 21st century Rob Popiel, but instead of taking advantage of old and dumb peolple by selling them something that’s actually useful, like a rotisserie oven, he is clogging landfills of the future with shitty fake history books.
Ok, bow wow wow, yippie-yo, yippie-yay, bink-dog in the house saying, “have a good day”.
bink, what da ya mean “we” dog man? my cat Bodhi is the alpha male with regard to billie bob the princess dog. he even has the audacitiy to pit his 13.8 lbs against her 45 in wrestling matches.
A Happy Anniversary to both Mr. & Mrs. Pogo… and both Mr. & Mrs. Jack!
Bink… I’ve had both cats and dogs… love them both. But now that we are retired and a bit more free with our time, I prefer cats. They don’t tie one down anywhere near as much as dogs do.
Pogo, sounds goooood, gotta get me some chicory. Here at Southern Command I had dad’s always perfectly poached eggs on English muffin with a side of Kentucky hickory smoked bacon we keep in stock from broadbenthams.com.
Many cat people here, bird people…wild animal people, too. I have the luxury of an open bird aviary in my backyard…I watch the membrane of the wild and the domesticated animals fluctuate every day, month, year between my yard and the arroyo. I have seen feral cats, fox and rock squirrel gangs gain the upper hand only to die-off some years. The birds are stunning…the roadrunner and hummingbirds are favorites. In my area, there are 17 types of hummingbirds that pass through this area. This year I had to put two feeders up. Roadrunners never fail to intrigue me and they are runners…not great fliers (more like gliders). They are very curious, too. I have had both hummingbirds and roadrunners look in my house windows — much to the displeasure of my late indoor cats. At my house, we screened-in a portion of the patio so the cats could be outside without the dangers of the arroyo. I enjoy the wildlife.
I knew we had some interlopurrs.
the elder Crawford make ‘perfectly poached eggs.’ What is his method, Craig?
you are not as familiar with the pet hiss-tory here, bink!
Our Kong story –Matan the wonder welsh terrier chewed off the top and swallowed it. Surgery was required.
Donald Trump is not going to reverse himself on the birth certificate issue he is going to claim victory he forced the president to reveal something but he will go to say who really knows
The media and the rest of us has been suckered
Bob Shrum really! he should be considered a gooper
yeahhh, just you wait, bink, when Jamie wakes from her cat nap and shows some mighty sharp claws your way.
can’t we all just get along
KGC, sorry to hear that. I had read about such horror stories and did my best to avoid any that are prone to that. Also keep close watch for any breaches. They say throw them out at the first sign of torn rubber.
Blonde, he just boils water with a touch of vinegar, turns down the heat, dumps the eggs in and after a few minutes scoops them out with a slotted spoon. Looks so easy when he does it but I have not gotten it quite right yet.
vinegar is the key and a good stir…I hoped it would be in your DNA, Craig.
Mr Love goes to ‘gitmo!’ Hacker from ‘Make Britain, Great Britain Again’is being extradited to US of AA for cyber shaming our systems. Just kidding about gitmo, but it might be a great place for hacker cybercriminals.
By the way at the VA yesterday we celebrated with the oncologist and her staff — Two years after radiation he’s still cancer free! We gave them a chocolate pie from Perkins.
congrats to your Dad, Craig…good news.
giant trump press release now running on cable…deplorables with medals.
congrats to Dad and his team — continued good reports
The media — also known as the Trump handmaidens
covering a lot of bullshit and pretending there is a story in there
how embarrassing for people who think of themselves as journalists and now are nothing but used up tissue
Yep Blonde, KGC, how can you beat a free cancer cure for only the cost of a chocolate pie? If that’s socialized medicine I’ll take it.
yep, puzzled and used journalists promoting the empty suit. Media deplorables. No amount of redemption can save us from these fools.
Deplorables with medals comparing trump to first president, George ‘I cannot tell a lie’ Washington — his whole campaign is a lie…so sad we are media abused with this publicity craft of trump. This offensive man who owes apologies to women, humans of color, etc., won’t happen. Rape? Feeling used? And the deplorables compare him to the first president.
just this summer…sheriff joe revives birther supporters during trump visit.
So is the story “Racists are awarded medals too”?
Sad fact there is enough information out there that nobody has an excuse.
If you want to call yourself a deplorable and hang with the racists, then that means you probably are one too.
Its why I closed my family facebook account over 3 years ago. Things were getting that crazy
Supporting Trump is code between paranoid whites that they are unapologetic racists. We all get it.
Now that we’ve covered chew toys, let’s talk dog food. Are fancy brands like Nature’s Variety ($55 for a 25lb bag) really worth it, compared to name brands like Purina One Smart Blend for half the price?
In 2012 Trump promised to give $5,000,000 to charity if it was proven that President Obama was born in the United States. I assume he will be writing checks today.
Bink, in answer to your Q, I thought the WMD truck in the pics Powell showed looked suspiciously like a grocery or ice cream truck. However, I knew that saddam possessed poison gas and used it against the Iranians and Kurds. War criminal jim baker acted as saddam’s goebbels, by swearing up and down that ‘our friend’ saddam never used gas. I knew that baker never talked into a mic unless he had a lie so whopping big to tell that he couldn’t trust cap weinberger or john connolly to do the job. I also knew that the BBC and Janes attributed the sudden mass deaths to saddam. I knew that many US service people who fought in Gulf Fiasco I came down with a disease that acted like gas poisoning. So, I reasonably figured that saddam still had poison gas in his arsenal.
Against this, I figured that the inspectors should be allowed to finish their search for evidence of a nuclear arms program. I didn’t see the need to rush. The rush seemed fishy (in hind sight, was it about the expiration of an oil/dollar straddle, one which put the bush crime family in danger of losing vast fortunes ?) The yellow cake story looked preposterous to me. It probably did to Powell also. con rice might have been able to tell him the truth, but she didn’t work for him. She worked for the arch criminal cheney.
If the use of poison gas wasn’t sufficient reason to invade Iran, I thought we should sit in Kuwait and wait for the nuclear inspectors. Even with an embargo on Iranian oil, the world spot price fell to $13/bbl. Obviously, the bush/cheney junta needed that war and carnage to save the Texas oil barons and themselves.
In short, I trusted Powell, but still didn’t see an immediate NATIONAL need to re-invade Iraq.
with headlines like this
Millennials Have Cooled on Hillary Clinton, Forcing a Campaign Reset
Polls show young voters have turned toward third-party candidates, particularly Gary Johnson
it was good to see one like this to remind folks how important every vote helps…. 2016’s johnson vote is 2000’s nader vote and drumpf is even worse than dubya:
cbs: Hillary Clinton may get help on the trail from Al Gore
“I can assure you from personal experience that every vote counts,” Gore wrote in an email to Times on Thursday. “The stakes are high for so many Americans. So I will vote for Hillary Clinton and I strongly encourage others to vote for her as well.”
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren labeled Donald Trump a liar who “peddled fake conspiracy theories,” after the GOP nominee’s remarks about President Obama‘s birthplace Friday.
Trump sought closure on the “birther” issue he championed before running for president during a speech at his new Washington hotel. He told the crowd gathered there that he believes President Obama was born in the U.S. Warren vented her frustration with Trump on Twitter.
“Let’s be clear: @realDonaldTrump just admitted that he peddled fake conspiracy theories to attack the integrity of @POTUS,” Warren tweeted.
“If @realDonaldTrump will lie about the President of the United States, how can anyone believe a word that comes out of his big mouth?”
Congratulations to Mr Crawford on remaining cancer-free. I got the same report about my esophagus yesterday.
Non sequitur : how do ‘intelligent design’ propagandists explain cancer ?
Any decent American will condemn Donald Trump!!!
The Republican nominee was asked by The Washington Post about Reid’s recent comment that the Manhattan billionaire was “not slim and trim.”
“Harry Reid?” Trump said, apparently grimacing and waving his hand. “I think he should go back and start working out again with his rubber work-out pieces.”
That was a clear reference to Reid’s exercise band that snapped last year and caused Reid to fall and break a number of ribs and facial bones. He wore an eye bandage for a prolonged period and lost vision in his right eye.
“Donald Trump can make fun of the injury that crushed the side of my face and took the sight in my right eye all he wants — I’ve dealt with tougher opponents than him,” Reid said in a statement. “I may not be able to see out of my right eye, but with my good eye, I can see that Trump is a man who inherited his money and spent his entire life pretending like he earned it.”
“In Searchlight, we learned a thing or two about hard work that Trump may not have learned at his boarding school,” the Senate minority leader continued. “Trump rips off working people with scams like Trump University. And while the people he ripped off suffer, Trump sits at the posh resort he bought with his daddy’s money, with no understanding of the misery he caused.”
The Nevada Democrat, who is retiring after his term is up at the end of the year, said Trump’s business ties in foreign countries, in addition to his “Ponzi-scheme fraud of a ‘charity'” make clear that the billionaire “intends to scam all of America.”
“Trump can insult me all he wants but the American people deserve answers to these questions: Why did Trump appear to use his charity to enrich himself and bribe elected officials who were investigating his scams? Why does Trump refuse to cut ties with business interests that would allow him to exploit American foreign policy to enrich himself? What is Trump hiding in his tax returns?” he said. “If Trump wants to be president, he should be properly vetted.”
Reid called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to lead an investigation into those and other questions “with a fraction of the energy and taxpayer money Congressional Republicans used to pursue Huma Abedin’s maternity leave records,” referring to a top aide to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“But Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan want to leave town for another two months, just a few weeks after returning from the longest summer recess in more than half a century,” he said. “And the Republican Congress has shown nothing but blind obedience to Trump, going to far as to hold a Supreme Court seat open for six months in the hopes that Trump can fill it.”
“If the Republican Congress refuses to do its job, the media has an even greater responsibility to get answers to these questions,” he continued. “We know how to spot a con artist in Las Vegas. And Donald Trump is a con artist.”
worthy reposting and reposting again and again this reid quote:
“But Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan want to leave town for another two months, just a few weeks after returning from the longest summer recess in more than half a century,” he said. “And the Republican Congress has shown nothing but blind obedience to Trump, going ao far as to hold a Supreme Court seat open for six months in the hopes that Trump can fill it.”
“If the Republican Congress refuses to do its job, the media has an even greater responsibility to get answers to these questions,”….
I’m an all animals people. If it were possible to have a pet giraffe, I would. In the meantime, I have cats. Easy to care for and when you get tired of them, you just file them away.
Good on Mr. Crawford… good on you too Xrep!
Craig… I can’t speak about dog food. Last time I bought it, I bought cheap because that was all we could afford on a librarian’s salary. I now buy premium cat food… Wellness. When Rick started to make high tech money and I switched from cheap to premium food… I noticed a huge difference in the softness of my cats’ coats. I know if you ask a vet they will tell you that cheap food is garbage. So it would be a good idea to ask Toby’s vet.
craig and renee, i’m a big time long time buyer and believer in hills science diet pet food (the dry kibbles not the canned). though it costs a little more they eat less of it volume wise because it has no fillers like the cheap stuff and my pets have always liked it better. so that plus it’s healthier in the long run it really is more economical.
btw, all my pets have always lived long happy healthy lives. just ask my vet.
Congrats to all you cancer survivors.
I seeTrump has remained the same lying asshole he’s been throughout the campaign. How in the name of God is he almost even with Clinton nationally? I would ask whether people are stupid but that answers itself. The question really is how stupid can people be? Trumpf’s candidacy is answering that question.
patd…. I buy Wellness because my cats LOVE it. When I asked my vet, she told me to buy whatever premium food they like best. I now have only 2 cats. One is 17 yrs. old and still thriving. The other is 12 yrs old and acts like a kitten. BTW… I feed them both wet and dry. My vet told me that was alright too.
Unwinding a Lie: Donald Trump and ‘Birtherism’
Much has been made of Mr. Trump’s casual elasticity with the truth; he has exhausted an army of fact-checkers with his mischaracterizations, exaggerations and fabrications. But this lie was different from the start, an insidious, calculated calumny that sought to undo the embrace of an African-American president by the 69 million voters who elected him in 2008.
In the end, it seemed, Mr. Trump’s plot to diminish Mr. Obama did not succeed. On Friday, the president of the United States seemed much bigger.
wapo: It’s time for TV news to stop playing the stooge for Donald Trump
Donald Trump said “Jump,” and TV news said “How high?”
It happened again on Friday morning when the Republican presidential candidate held the media hostage for nearly an hour after promising a major news announcement.
“Breaking News: Trump To Make ‘Big Announcement’ on Birther Issue,” said the banner on MSNBC.
“Soon: Trump To Address Birther Issue,” said CNN’s banner. Fox News was, of course, along for the ride.
While they waited, and waited, Trump provided what amounted to a campaign infomercial and shamelessly promoted his new Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington.
When it was over, and he had said the absurdly obvious — that he now accepts that President Obama was born in the United States — there was, at least, some long overdue indignation.
“We got played again,” CNN’s John King said on the air. And that was as obvious as the announcement itself.
And yet, reporters turned out in droves, live cameras at the ready.
Pogo – mmmm yum. If I had deployed to LA there would have been an issue with me eating those instead of MRE’s.
Craig – I have been trying to make “decent” or “acceptable” poached egg since the mid-sixties. Even trying the recipes and methods of the most wonderful person I know of, Julia Child even with her method I end up with a discombobulated white and blob egg.
At what point does the media give up on being pawns? A few of them may have reached it with today’s drumpf hotel advertisement. I am still waiting for the media to stop covering the bloater.
I hope HRC takes care of herself. Even though she feels good part of the time, if she does too much she will go backward/downhill.
My dog is on Wellness, also. She deserves the good stuff. If you’re portioning properly, it works out to less than $1 a day. Money well spent.
I’ve heard a lot of negatives about the brand you mentioned, by the way, and despite that that price seems high. Get the loyalty cards and watch for the recurring discounts.
Oh, veggies are ideal snacks, if your dog likes them. A treat should be thumb-sized not hand-sized. It’s silly to buy premium food and garbage-quality treats, obviously. You can confirm that with your vet, I’m not one.
…and ANOTHER thing! Feeding is a bonding and training opportunity, so i recommend forming a ritual around it. You’ll notice that people who just dump food in a bowl and walk away rarely have good control of their dogs, and for a reason.
I’ll take that as a “no”, xr… 😛
“Any decent American will condemn Donald Trump!!!” -OD
I’m a decent American.
America can’t afford to have an illegal alien become the first lady.
She wants to take your 2nd Amendment rights away. Lying.
Bodyguards. Disarm. Idiot. Same secret service protection he has. A$$hole.
I’ve had dogs and cats seems like forever……Daughter gave us a cat. And a dog…….the cat is mine…..
But the dog is a yorkie poo.
The cat thinks I am Zeus.
Stupid cat………of course I’m Zeus.
Zois, eh ? Well, I’m The Spaghetti Monster.
Just look at the sauce on my shirt.
Trump: We should take guns away from Clinton’s bodyguards and ‘see what happens to her’
She’s very much against the Second Amendment. She wants to destroy your Second Amendment. Guns, guns, guns, right? I think what we should do is—she goes around with armed bodyguards like you have never seen before. I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm. Right? Right? I think they should disarm—immediately. What do you think? Yes? Yes. Yeah. Take their guns away! She doesn’t want guns. Take their—let’s see what happens to her.
This kind of eliminationist rhetoric is at once terrifying and destructive. It’s the same kind of call to stochastic terrorism that’s inspired killers to murder abortion providersand drove Yigal Amir to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin—all the while allowing those blowing on that whistle to disclaim all responsibility.
But make no mistake about it: Trump is calling for violence to be perpetrated against his political opponent. This kind of talk is beyond unacceptable, and Trump should be drummed out of public life altogether. That won’t happen, though, and the Republican Party will have to live with this shameful stain forever.
And god forbid something should happen, that’ll be 100 percent on Donald Trump.
You can find video below.
No guns for SecServ ? Kaine gets elected 3-1. Federal background checks, gun registration, and gun owner registration would follow. trumpolino would have to go into hiding. Maybe in Sicily.
Hey – been off the Trail Mix grid for a few days – busy as hell at school educating our future ;o)
Geez – I just want to slip away in a cryo tank until this is all over. It never ends. Always the “razor tight race – tune in for full coverage” from the media. I see the RCP polls and the 538 stuff – simply want to throw up.
I guess the first thing to do is to question to overall validity and predictability of the polls. Are they reaching the right people? Cell phones? Cell phones owned by younger voters? Are they asking the right questions, or questions designed to produce enough wiggle room to pull the race tighter?
Perhaps the debates will spiral things into a closing mode for this, this, well I can’t even describe what this election is.
This is the kind of stuff being posted by the alt.right. This was posted by the guy who was my best friend through high school. I was the best man at this wedding. Words have no description.
OK – so maybe there’s a lighter side to be utilized here?
DV, amazing ain’t it? I guess we take different roads…and some of them (hopefully ) are dead ends.
Pogo – yea it is. I keep trying to reach out to my friend. I think 30 years in a major metro police department really screwed up his perspective. He REALLY believes Obama is a Muslim, born in Kenya, trying to get Islamic law into the US, etc . . . He thinks Trump is the real deal answer to America’s problems. Maybe he’s right – but I don’t think so. I have a fancy University education – perhaps I would be a lot more comfortable and happy believing the way he does – but I don’t think so – and I just cannot ever get there with logic and reason. Maybe I’m a Hippy at heart. And maybe we’ve had this level of divisiveness over our history. I know what intense opposition did to Andy Jackson’s wife. Sometimes I feel so sad knowing how my friend and his friends feel – but that’s the human condition I guess.
Finally got around to writing a new blog article I’m Sorry I Was Wrong The very big upside is that it gave me an excuse to post a wonderful Billy Eckstine song.
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