36 thoughts on “News/Politics 10-14-16

  1. In times like these I can go into Full Nostalgia Mode. Between now and the election, I will post a short tribute to great Presidents from the past. Of course, Jeff Davis will be included. However, I also will add at least two Yankees.

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  2. Reports have come in that FB is censoring Wikileaks links.

    FYI.

    Clinton campaign doesn’t care that Catholics might be offended by their attempts to change their religious beliefs. Don’t we have something in our Constitution about being able to worship freely?

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  3. So the same people digging for and publishing dirt on Trump, are the same people siting on damaging Clinton videos but refusing to release them.

    Unbiased my butt.

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/michael-isikoff-nbc-release/

    “The reporter that first learned about Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky said on Thursday that NBC is sitting on the full tape of its initial interview with Bill Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick and should release it before the election.

    Michael Isikoff, who was a leading reporter during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, said in a Thursday discussion that NBC should release a 17-year-old tape of an interview that it conducted with Broaddrick. Broaddrick has long claimed that the interview that NBC aired edited out her claim that Hillary Clinton was involved in quashing Broaddrick’s rape claims.

    “NBC has the full tape of the original Lisa Myers interview,” Isikoff said during an online discussion on Sidewire.com. “NBC ought to check its archive and run the full interview. (AS long as they’re now culling their archives!)””

    ““Folks have made much of the fact that her claim about the conversation she had with Hillary wasn’t in the interview that run,” Isikoff said. “Broaddrick said it got cut out; Lisa Myers has since agreed Broaddrick said this then—and NBC chose to cut it out.”

    NBC has never released an unedited version of its interview with Broaddrick.”
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    Gee, I wonder why?

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  4. Fascinating to watch all this unfold. One CNN commentator was so riled up and flustered in talking about Trump last night that she actually said he was “unfit to be human!”

    Oh come on, people, get a grip.

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  5. Lands End and Target and the liberal cause.

    I’m not a big believer in boycotts, but according to this post these companies may be feeling the pinch.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/10/conservatives-vote-with-their-dollars-get-results.php

    ” … Wray concludes, the developments with Target and Lands’ End indicate that conservatives may actually be voting with their dollars, and that such voting matters. My guess is that this sort of economic backlash will be key to preventing conservatism from being routed during a Hillary Clinton presidency.”

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  6. My brother-in-law (a typical male Texan sports nut) is boycotting ESPN because of its commitment to perversion. I am unwilling to make that sacrifice.

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  7. Michelle, yup.

    After a while, the completely unleashed media frenzy I’ve seen in the past few days over Trump is getting downright sickening.

    Stop. Just stop.

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  8. And the Obamas jumping in with all 4 feet won’t help Clinton’s cause particularly. Nothing will rile up the right more than seeing those two joining in the anti-Trump fray.

    A lot of people may also just drop out and stay home, too, of course — which would not bode well for Republicans hanging onto the House and Senate. Lose the White House & Congress (not to mention, in short order the Supreme Court), and it’ll be painful for some time to come.

    The third & final debate is set for Wednesday. It’ll be, without a doubt, worth watching. Buy some popcorn, if not to eat then to throw at the screen. 🙂

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  9. DJ, you said much clearer what I was trying to say one day earlier this week. The news is so lopsided it is making more and more people wonder. It is almost like the news we used to get out of Communist Russia

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  10. I watched a panel of female commentators on CNN last night (where the comment about Trump being unfit to “be human” was blurted out) and you could hear the volume of their voices going up and up and up — there they go, I thought.

    The hysteria is barely containable.

    (And Trump, frankly, is all too human in my view — that comment was hilarious)

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  11. Ricky,

    ESPN is getting really hard to watch. The left-wing politics of the host are evident in every “talk” show on the network. It’s sickening.

    So now I wait until the game starts to even watch it anymore.

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  12. I hear that Law & Order, true to form, will be coming in with an episode with a “Trump-like” character before the November election.

    Expect a few more shows to chime in on that sour note.

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  13. Oh that’s right; I don’t really watch it much anymore but I think I did catch a rerun of that one, I probably turned it off when I figured out where they were going with those characters

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  14. There’s some pretty damaging Wikileaks out the last couple of days. But you wouldn’t know it from the press coverage. Once again more decades old accusations without witnesses is the lead instead. Just like they planned it. And yes, the Wiki releases clearly show evidence of collusion between Dems, Hillary, and numerous press outlets. The MSM seems perfectly willing to do the bidding of their fellow Dems. The control the narratives the press is running, and also what they’re ignoring. The press is also largely avoiding much of the Wiki releases because it shows their complicity. It’s yet another sad day for America. The supposedly free, unbiased press is dying before our eyes, by suicide no less.

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  15. Noonan has a good one today.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-decadent-leadership-class-1476400544

    “But nothing is more dangerous than this: that Mr. Putin and perhaps other world leaders have come to have diminished respect for the morality, patriotism and large-mindedness of our leaders. Nikita Khrushchev had a rough respect for JFK and his men and that respect, in the Cuban Missile Crisis, helped avert nuclear war. Mikhail Gorbachev was in the end half-awed by Ronald Reagan’s goodness and idealism; the world knew George H.W. Bush and respected his integrity, and so he was able to build coalitions that were real coalitions, not just names. Now, whoever wins, we are in a different place, a lesser and more dangerous one.”
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    “The big fact of the week, however, has to do with these words: They don’t like us. The Democrats, progressives and left-liberals who have been embarrassed by the latest WikiLeaks dump really hate conservatives, or nonleftists. They don’t like half the people of the country they seek to control! They look at that half with disdain and disrespect. Their disdain is not new—“bitter clingers,” “basket of deplorables.” But here it’s so unashamed and eager to express itself.”
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    “Here’s what you see in the emails: the writers are the worst kind of snobs, snobs with nothing to recommend them. In their expression and thoughts they are common, banal, dumb, uninformed, parochial.

    I don’t know about you but when people look down on me I want them to be distinguished or outstanding in some way—towering minds, people of exquisite sensibility or learning. Not these grubbly poseurs, these people who’ve never had a thought but only a sensation: Christians are backward, I saw it in a movie!

    It’s the big fact of American life now, isn’t it? That we are patronized by our inferiors.”

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  16. As promised, Trump has given “proof” that he is innocent of at least 2 of the 11 separate sexual assault allegations leveled against him in recent days. Yesterday and again today he indicated that two of the victims were not attractive enough for him to sexually assault.

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  17. The perpetual smear.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/10/the-liberal-medias-perpetual-smear-campaign.php

    “Today’s news is dominated by claims that years ago, Donald Trump made crude comments about women, or inappropriately touched women, or intruded into a women’s dressing room, and so on. Gone from the campaign are such issues as the economy, Obamacare, national security and immigration. As Election Day approaches, the news is all Trump scandals, all the time.

    Some will say–I may have said–that Republican primary voters asked for it by nominating a man with obvious personal vulnerabilities, instead of a more upright (and more electable) Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Ted Cruz or whoever.

    But what’s a Republican to do? Last cycle, we nominated the ultimate Boy Scout: Mitt Romney. Whatever you think of Romney from a policy perspective, he is as admirable a man as you will ever meet. To find a presidential candidate of better moral character, you probably have to go back to Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Romney never said a rude word about a woman in his life.

    So what happened? Did Romney and the GOP get credit in the press for the candidates’s outstanding character? No. Romney, who helped to create tens of thousands of jobs at Bain Capital, was denounced as a “vulture capitalist” and blamed, absurdly, for one woman’s developing cancer. The Washington Post made a front page story of the fact that 50 years earlier, when he was in high school, he and others had cut a classmate’s hair. Oh, and Romney was a racist, too. Does anyone remember why? I don’t.

    The cycle before that, GOP voters nominated John McCain. McCain is a great patriot, a man of extraordinary character and courage who survived years of torture and abuse as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Did the liberal media give Republicans credit for nominating such a hero? No. The New York Times, to its everlasting shame, peddled a false rumor that McCain had an affair with a lobbyist. (Bill Clinton would have done that before breakfast.) It also berated McCain for failing to release his medical records–which, actually, he did, unlike Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

    The Left’s permanent smear campaign against conservatives doesn’t just extend to Republican presidential candidates. Recall how the Democrat/media complex treated the Tea Party. Prominent House Democrats lied, disgracefully: they claimed, falsely, that Tea Party activists at a protest in Washington had hurled racial insults at black Democrats like John Lewis. The press ate it up. They printed the Democrats’ lies as facts, and to this day reporters and editors have never corrected the libel, even though a $100,000 prize to anyone who could substantiate the Democrats’ lies went unclaimed.”

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  18. Let’s review those last three elections.

    2008 was probably going to be a Democratic year. The Republicans had held the White House for 8 years and in that time Little Bush had:

    1. Started an unnecessary war in Iraq which cost thousands of lives, trillions of dollars and destabilized the entire Middle East.

    2. Presided over huge domestic spending increases which included large new “entitlements” and unlimited “earmarks”. He didn’t veto a single one.

    3. Been asleep at the wheel while the Housing/Wall Street crisis, which to be fair had been building for years, exploded sending the country into the worst economic crisis in 70 years and causing a worldwide panic.

    The Democrat was a charismatic leftist, but a fine candidate and though completely inexperienced, exuded calm in the economic crisis while McCain was manic and Little Bush was clueless.

    In 2012 Obama had killed Bin Laden and the economy had stabilized, so Obama was able to defeat Country Club Mitt.

    In 2016, the Democrat candidate was one of the most despised Americans of the last 100 years, barely able to defeat a goofy 74 year-old socialist in the primaries. As the Wikileaks have shown, she was deathly afraid she might have to face anyone but the imbecile Trump. Fortunately for Hillary, both the MSM and much of the “conservative’ media promoted the lunatic throughout the primaries while failing to vet him. To the surprise of most, the Republicans were actually stupid enough to nominate Trump.

    After that, everything has gone pretty much as anyone could have predicted.

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  19. Folks, I first became outraged by liberal media bias when I was in high school and watched Dan Rather in a leftist documentary called: The Selling of the Pentagon.

    What has happened over the last eight days is not a smear. It is not a good example of media bias. Here is what has happened:

    1. An eleven year old tape was released showing a candidate (using the foulest language) bragging about committing multiple sexual assaults.

    2. The candidate then denied committing the assaults and his supporters suggested he was lying when he bragged about committing them.

    3. Eleven women came forward and confirmed that the candidate had indeed sexually assaulted them.

    4. The unrepentant candidate again denied the assaults while indicating that two of the victims were not attractive enough for him to sexually assault them.

    ANY candidate who acted in such a manner would have been treated by the press as Trump has treated over the last eight days.

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  20. Bill Clinton was given pretty rough treatment as I recall.

    This is all very disheartening. And I just watched an interview with Falwell Jr., he really should step off the stage, that was not a very good representation of Christian thinking in this particular situation.

    I think this all simply goes downhill from here. Yes, the media is gleeful (in part because Trump isn’t a Democrat, right?). But it’s also a pretty big story, let’s face it. And they were just as tough on Bill Clinton back in the day, that story swallowed up everything and anything else that was going on the world at the time.

    How the Republicans could have wound up with Donald Trump still, in part, just stumps me.

    I’m going to escape in a couple TV shows tonight before hauling some furniture around to prepare for tomorrow morning’s window consultation.

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  21. I listened to a couple of the women on the radio driving home tonight. There are now, what, 8 women? Trump denies all of it, completely (but then so did Clinton and Bill Cosby and John Edwards and … well, we could go on but what’s the point?).

    The thing is, I’d pretty much assumed Trump was a bad boy in his even not-so-distant past. It fits his persona and his public image and anything we already kind of knew about him, doesn’t it? So I’m shocked and not shocked by any of this, really. I’m mildly curious about why none of this surfaced until now, but I also understand that it’s not the kind of thing women like to leap into the spotlight to do.

    Bottom line, it is a drip-drip-drip story that has all the elements of something that is guaranteed to dominate the headlines for a while. And that’s very bad news for Trump.

    And maybe for all those down ballot Republicans as well.

    What a mess.

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  22. As most of you know, I have been really irritated at Little Falwell, Robert Jeffress, Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee since they endorsed Trump in the primaries. Last night I saw Little Falwell on CNN defending Trump and I couldn’t be mad any more. It was so pathetic I just felt sorry for him.

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  23. Trump is now completely ignoring the advice of his professional campaign staff. He is not running a real campaign. He is just going to rallies and ranting against whoever made him mad that day. His campaign manager has resorted to tweeting at him to try to influence him.

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  24. ricky, I saw that same interview, it was so hard to watch, I kept thinking “cut! cut!” — the guy is drowning and sounding completely lost — gullible, naive and at times like he’d sold his soul for a politician.

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