Saturday, August 27, 2016

Storm

Why do people send out "tweet storms?"  Why do they not just say what they have to say, in a nice, easy to read article, post it somewhere relatively public, and see how people respond?  Instead, they voluntarily reduce political conversation to nothing but an endless series of cheap sound bites.

Honestly, I think sending out "tweet storms" should be dealt with by a course of electroshock therapy.

My Point Exactly

Daily Kos this morning, making a point that I have been trying to get people to accept for several years now:

"The week started with attacks on the Clinton foundation (which fizzled, to the consternation of many in the media and to the embarrassment of the AP) and ended with a scathing attack on Donald Trump’s anti-Semitic and racist connections...

But there is a reason why people like Rove and Trump employ this tactic: the media buys it. For example, here are some of the headlines emanating from yesterday:

ABC: Clinton, Trump Tangle Over RacismWashington Post: Clinton, Trump exchange racially charged accusationsCNN: Clinton says Trump leading ‘hate movement’; he calls her a ‘bigot’Politico: Trump and Clinton throw more blows in bigotry fight

In other words, projection isn’t just a psychological defense mechanism anymore. It is a political strategy used to ensure that the media reports moments like this as a “he said/she said” that is the basis of bothsiderism. It works."

Let me make this clear:  "Projection" is not what is going on here.  Projection is a psychological problem, not a cynical political strategy.  And more importantly, because this article still does not make the key point, what is happening here is not Republicans duping the press, it is Republicans acting in collaboration with the press, which is owned by Republicans and is determined to interpret Democratic truth-telling about Republicans, and Republican lies about Democrats as exactly the same.

There is not an informed person in the country, including all of the reporters for the mainstream media, who does not know absolutely, that the stories about the Clinton foundation are lies, and that the evidence that Trump is a monster is all over the place.  Yet they repeat the charges from both sides, over and over again as though they deserve equal weight.

This is a perfect way to kill a free society.  And they are well along in their campaign to do just that.

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Hatchet Job on the Clintons from the Left

Everybody hates them!  Even though nobody can actually find anything evil they have ever done!  But who cares?  It's so much fun to help turn the country over to a traitor. The object of my current disgust?  An article that appeared in Harpers' magazine a couple of years ago, which has suddenly been resurrected.  I found out about it from some alleged left wingers on Facebook who apparently do not have the ability to either read or think, and who seem to believe that it really stitches up the Clintons quite tightly.  I wouldn't bother with it here, but my response is so long that it was not suitable for a Facebook comment.  I'll direct readers of that thread over here; anyone else is welcome to read or not, as I give it a bit of the Wingnut Wrapup treatment:

"After endless delays and excuses, the Clinton Foundation released its 2014 tax return"

The publication date for this article was November 17, 2015. The Clinton Foundation's 2014 tax return was presumably not due until April, 2015, and if their accountants had filed for an automatic extension, that would make the public release of the information less than two months after the return was legally due.  That does not amount to "endless delays," but it certainly shows the tone of hysteria with which the author is about to present whatever material he was able to dredge up.

"Journalists are going to be scouring through this new financial information and pumping out “balanced” stories that evade what is already evident, namely that the  Clintons have used their foundation for crass profiteering and influence peddling. If the Justice Department and law enforcement agencies do their jobs, the foundation will be closed and its current and past trustees, who include Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton, will be indicted. That’s because their so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich Clinton family friends. It is beyond dispute that former President Clinton has been directly involved in helping foundation donors and his personal cronies get rich."
Even though the writer of this article, one Ken Silverstein, seems to lack a single shred of evidence to support his maniacal claims.

And here is a damning piece of information:  The Clintons used an accounting firm from Bill's home State, Arkansas to handle the foundation's books.  About this, Silverstein says:

"It brings to mind Bernie Madoff, who also used a small accounting shop when he was running his notorious Ponzi scheme."

So now the Clintons are on a level with the biggest corporate criminals in American history, because they used a small accounting firm.  Because, by the way, we've never heard of criminality on the part of large and famous accounting firms.

"The new audit that was released yesterday was prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a major accounting firm. I’ve been told by multiple sources with knowledge of the review that PwC was under tremendous outside pressure to turn in a truthful audit as opposed to the shoddy work performed by BKD. "

Multiple sources, all unnamed, of course.  Boy is that a common thing among people who like to attack the Clintons.

“I can’t say for certain that it’s illegal because I don’t have access to all the financial information but at best they are skating along the edge,” the source added. "

The (of course) unnamed source "can't say" that it is illegal, because he does not have a shred of evidence that it is; otherwise he would be pounding our heads in with it.  But that certainly won't stop him from saying it is, now, will it?

“They get away with it because the major media outlets are too lazy to look into it but the [Congressional] Benghazi Committee has access to the key information, and so do government agencies like the IRS, the SEC and the FEC. If you put together the information that all of these agencies have it’s obvious that the foundation is a fraud.”

The Benghazi committee!  The Benghazi committee had proof that the Clintons did something illegal, and they ignored it!  Can you even believe that someone had the nerve to say that?

Bill and Hillary Clinton have in tandem made enormous sums of money since Bill left the White House. According to the Washington Post, they netted at least $136.5 million between 2001 and 2012. “All the Benghazi committee has to do is match up Hillary’s travel as secretary of state with Bill’s speaking arrangements...can they get away with that? The committee is either corrupt or incompetent, or both.”

Oh yes, the Benghazi committee was on the take, covering for Hillary's criminality. And all on the say so of the usual unnamed sources.  Is there anyone on earth stupid enough to fall for that?*

"There’s also Sidney Blumenthal, another Clinton administration veteran and long-time Clinton family hatchet man. (Perhaps I’m biased but my view is that allowing Blumenthal to operate in the political environment is like letting Typhoid Mary loose in an orphanage.)"

Sidney Blumenthal!  And they paid him to work for them! And what's more, Blumenthal also works for organizations promoting Hillary's candidacy!  The corruption!  What next, is this article going to claim that Vince Foster was killed so he could serve as Hillary's personal liason with Satan?

Well, this malignant article goes on and on, filled with invective and smears, and without one substantiable fact to prove the Clintons were up to a thing but running a very successful and transparent charity, which has done tremendous good.  But, who cares?  It's been proven again and again, for over twenty years, that, when you are smearing the Clintons, everything is fair game.



*Apparently there are such people, or I would not have to spend my time writing things like this.

The Press Casts Their Vote

Things I heard yesterday:

ABC News providing a detailed, absolutely fabricated account of Hillary's charitable activities, straight out of the Trump campaign.  They treated Trump's smears and the actual, well known truth as equally likely to be true, and when called out on it, weaseled around and still refused to state openly that they were purveying lies.

NPR:  I heard them while I was driving to work, discussing the lying Trump accusations against the Clinton foundation as equally likely to be true or false, with the clear implication that we just can't trust someone who has all these rumors swirling around her.  And again, I must repeat what we all know perfectly well: not one person who touched this story has a shred of doubt that it is a monstrous lie, but they repeat it anyway because...because that is what they get paid to do.

And now, we hear about more e-mails from Hillary; e-mails which no one in the press has ever seen, but that does not stop them from reporting with a tone which clearly implies that they are going to reveal some horrible misdeeds.  So, when, like every similar story for three years, this one turns out to be about nothing, the press will just forget about it and report about even more e-mails, which may or may not even exist, but which will surely, finally, provide the smoking-gun evidence that Hillary, who has survived two decades of these lies, is a horrible witch.

So, totally fabricated stories about mythical evildoing by Hillary continue to grab the attention of the mainstream media, day after day, month after month, year after year, without ever once paying off, pushing out of the news things like this:

Donald Trump is in league with the spy service of the world's worst dictator.
Trump supports destroying our NATO commitments.
Trump's whole business life has been an endless succession of criminal deals and failures.
Trump is openly courting the worst sort of American racists, and there is only one explanation for this- that Trump is a race hater himself, with a long family and personal history of racism.
Trump is promoting the most disgusting hatred and violence among his American base.

I could go on and on here, but let me stop to point out that this is exactly how the country ended up with George W. Bush as president:  the mainstream press chose to endlessly promote a series of lies and smears against Al Gore, while utterly ignoring the obvious fact that Bush would make the worst President in our history.

And let's forget about the nonsense that this is because the press loves a horse race, or that reporters are all operating on the emotional level of middle school bullies.  This all dates to Ronald Reagan's successful efforts to see to it that virtually the entire mainstream media could be bought up by a handful of gigantic corporations, who use them, as they use everything they control, to the personal short term advantage of their top management, regardless of the easily predictable result.

I can't believe the people who watch this and still blame it on the psychological deficiencies of reporters and opinion writers.  I wonder, didn't any of these people ever have a job?  And if they did, did they do what they wanted to do, or what their bosses paid them to do?  And it is the same with the members of our press here in the United States.  It is dedicated solely to advancing the interests of a few hundred rich families, and one of the principal means of achieving that is to make sure that the clear truth is kept out of the hands of voters.  Thus, Hillary is a crooked, dishonest, self-serving creep, but the traitor Trump is probably someone we'd all like to have a beer with, so let's put him in the White House.

As I've said over and over again, the Democrats could wipe the Repubican party off the face of the earth without hardly trying, but they cannot defeat the Republicans and the press working together, and that is what we are facing today.  Well, maybe they've gone a step too far when they let Trump take the Republican nomination, but we thought the same thing with Bush, and with Reagan too, a couple of guys who were frighteningly unsuited to be President.  We got them anyway, and we might get Trump too.  In my opinion, this would really be the end of the great American experiment in self-governing, but to the people behind the Republican party and the press, that would be a good thing, as long as it isn't too obvious.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Trump is Winning the News Wars

As Democrats have their laughs every day at the preposterous and disgusting things that Trump and his surrogates have to say for themselves, they are totally missing the key fact in all of this: the outpouring of hatred is accomplishing exactly what it is intended to.

In the first place, as Trump has said, nothing he does can make the 35% of voters that are committed to supporting him turn their backs on him.  So there is just no downside to his infantile displays.

But there is a big upside, and it is not that he thinks he is going to convince any of us to suddenly become white racist haters.  Hillary is running, or trying to run, a fact based campaign.  When voters have a chance to hear what she is really proposing, the vast majority of them are going to be sympathetic to it.  But they are apparently never going to hear it, because Trump, counting on the collaboration of the mainstream press, has figured out a way to monopolize the news coverage, so Hillary will never get a chance to have her message heard.  Instead, it is his intention to see that people are fed a steady diet of "Hillary is on her deathbed," "The Clinton foundation is some sort of massive corrupt conspiracy,"  "e-mails, e-mails, e-mails," "Benghazi!!!"  and endless other even uglier lies, between now and November.

And so far, it's working.  There is not a sign that the mainstream press thinks it is their job to provide the American people with actual information about the candidates.  Instead, they've decided to go to the circus, and stay there.  So the coverage is barely above that accorded to the Republican primary argument about the size of the candidates' penises.

And don't think this will not take its toll.  Look at the way their single-minded two decade campaign to portray Bill and Hillary as corrupt criminals has taken its toll, or how many people they have, unbelievably enough, convinced that Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya. If they can just get a few percent more voters to fall for their miserable backstabbing, we will be right back where we were a few months ago, before people started to see what a conniving crook Trump is, and then, with the collaboration of the press, and a little strategic cheating, we might indeed be facing a Trump Presidency.

Monday, August 22, 2016

It's About the Ads

I want to take the opportunity to discuss something that my wife observed, which I totally missed; and about which I think she is one hundred percent right.

First, let me say that she had a 25 year career as a feature film trailer maker, ending up as a senior executive in creative advertising at one of the major motion picture studios, so she knows something about the subject.

Her remark had to do with two recent Trump events- his delivering a seemingly accommodating speech about black Americans, in front of a totally white audience, and his useless appearance in Baton Rouge after the flooding there.  She attributes both of these events to the new presence of ex-adman Roger Ailes in Trump's campaign.  Her notion is that neither of these events had anything to do with the live or TV audiences that saw them this week, but that both of them were nothing but stockpiling footage to be used in campaign spots in October, portraying Trump as a humane, serious candidate.  As someone who was involved in many special shoots and audience reaction spots for movies, she said she recognized what was going on immediately.

Well, we won't have to wait long to see if she is right, which, by the way, I am sure she is.  Just one more cynical manipulation of public opinion by Republicans.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Horrible Truth About Hillary Is Finally Revealed!

From no less authoritative source than Donald Trump's friends at the National Enquirer:


BUT WAIT!  NEW BREAKING NEWS!

It turns out that the people at the National Enquirer, in the kindly, considerate fashion for which they have always been famous, have been sugar-coating the truth.  Now at last, the whole horror can be revealed:
What a pity.  It's a shame to see the decline of a great personality.  Oh well, at least we can take comfort in the fact that we will all be safe under the steady hand of President Trump.

And yes, I could have done a better photoshop job than this, but really, who cares?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Real Trump

Before getting on with this post, let me remind you of this:

"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."

And with that gotten over, on we go.

Donald Trump this week unceremoniously dumped campaign manager Paul Manafort, not because he is a loathsome pig (they both are) but solely because Trump saw that Manafort had become a liability to his Presidential campaign.  Nothing else about Manafort bothered Trump in the least, including Manafort's having been paid millions by the Putin government.

And what was that money handed over for?  Well, this, for instance:

"Lt. Colonel Tom Doman’s introduction to Ukraine, at 4 a.m. on May 27, 2006, was not a warm one.

“We had rocks thrown at us. Rocks hit Marines. Buses were rocked back and forth. We were just trying to get to our base.”

Doman and his 112 reserve Marines and sailors were boarding the buses after dark, with backup from Ukrainian special forces, to get to a compound where they would lay the groundwork for Sea Breeze 2006, a larger international training exercise set to involve 3,500 troops from the U.S., Ukraine, and 12 NATO partner countries. But hundreds of protesters seemed to have come out of nowhere to confront them.

The Marines ended up hemmed in by angry locals in Feodosia, a Ukrainian resort city on the Black Sea. “We had people jeering us and protesting against us until we basically left the country,” Doman says. The Americans couldn’t go outside; they couldn’t reach their supply ship in the town’s port. Some protesters wielded what Col. Bill Black, the Marines’ commanding officer, jokingly called “Ukrainian cocktails” — plastic bottles filled with diesel fuel.

A decade later, the aborted exercise is arousing new interest: American diplomatic cables and Ukrainian prosecutors say the anti-US, anti-NATO protests that threatened these Marines were largely partisan plants, organized by politicians who consulted with Paul Manafort, now the prominent campaign aide to presidential candidate Donald Trump."

The Marines were eventually forced to leave the country, their mission incomplete, for fear of setting off an international incident.

And in case you have forgotten already, let me repeat this:

"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."

The Republicans throw the word treason around against every Democrat, so often that it has largely become a meaningless taunt to most people.  But here it is, folks, the real thing- literal, Constitutionally defined treason in its most blatant form; the actual incitement of violence against U.S. troops, to the benefit of a hostile country, and all done for cash.

So Manafort got caught and now Trump is endeavoring to wash the stain away.  But the truth remains: Trump is a traitor and the willing employer of traitors, and a large part of the electorate is just fine with that.  It's hard to find, given this fact, a shred of the country that we are supposed to respect.


Why We Fight

"Why we fight" was a series of films made by Frank Capra during World War II, to help the American people understand why the war, so far from our shores, was so important to us.  Well, we don't need to make things like this today; our enemies do it for us.

Here, via Digby, is a short video of a bunch of Trump supporters, which I urge you to watch, even though seeing it was as painful to me as it undoubtedly was to Digby.  Take a look at it and you will understand that what we are fighting for is not HER versus HIM, it is the survival of this country as a decent part of civilization at all:



And never forget this:  When Trump supporters say that he expresses what they feel, this is what they mean.

While You Were Being Forced to Watch the Circus, Part about Ten Thousand

As the Republicans have again mesmerized the press into staring into the orange sun until they go blind, there are actually things going on in the country.  This is one of them.

A few days ago, Aetna announced that it was pulling out of Obamacare.  They claimed, and it was duly reported, that this was because they just couldn't make a profit following the dictatorial rules of mean old Mr. Obama.

We're still seeing that sort of reporting, but the reality turned out to be a little different.  In actuality, Aetna, whose CEO was, incidentally, paid over $27 million dollars last year, is doing what it is doing to punish Obama for not letting them merge with Humana, an act which would significantly reduce competitiveness among insurance companies, and in the end damage Americans' ability to afford health insurance.

Well, all this proves something that should need absolutely no proving: basing laws on the notion that rich people can be peacefully induced to consider the public good alongside their own enrichment is one of the stupidest ideas in the history of civilization.  $27 million a year is simply not a big enough reward for the brilliance and hard work of Aetna's CEO, and if ten million Americans have to be deprived of health insurance to make that point, well, too damned bad.

So, nice try with Obamacare, Barack, and it certainly produced some immense improvements in the health care of a lot of people, but in the end, what it proves is that we cannot trust our fates to the humanity of the rich. What is needed in this country is a single payer health care plan, like those in every other industrial democracy on earth, which could be easily provided here, simply by expanding Medicare to everyone. Yeah, it might crush the hell out of those insurance companies and their bosses' $27 million dollar salaries, but at the present point in our national evolution, what decent person would not see that as a feature, rather than a bug?

Friday, August 19, 2016

It Runs In The Family

I saw this yesterday at a right wing site:

"Accusations of anti-Semitism in the Donald Trump campaign are nothing new, but rarely are they more solid than this.  Joseph Schmitz, one of Trump's five foreign policy advisors, was accused of bragging about pushing out Jewish employees when he worked for the Department of Defense."

This particular Trump hire interested me because of the guy's last name, Schmitz.  Sure enough, a little bit of investigation revealed that he is the son of former Republican Congressman John Schmitz.  Schmitz, a guy so hard right that he was kicked out of the John Birch Society for extremism, was also a professor at a Bible college, a job that came to an end when it was discovered he was having an affair with one of his students, with whom he fathered two children.  Of course, being a good Republican, he refused for the rest of his life to pay a dime of child support.

Well, the capper of this whole story is the tale of this guy's daughter, and Joseph Schmitz's sister, one Mary Kay Latourneau, who you may remember as being a teacher who was sent to prison for having sex with, and getting pregnant by, one of her twelve year old students.  Sort of runs in the family, huh?

A fine Republican family, yes sir.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wingnut Wrapup

Yup, they're still at it.  Although I must say that I've noticed a slight flagging of enthusiasm among the wingnuts the last few days, as it slowly begins to dawn on them that the United States is not totally filled with vicious right wing jackasses.

Today's Wingnut Wrapup dedicated to Rudy "Mister 9-11" Giuliani, for having the unmitigated gall to say this:

"Under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States. They all started when Clinton and Obama got into office."

Rudy, you've been milking the World Trade Center bombing ever since it happened, but now, suddenly, you've forgotten that it ever happened?  Talk about having no shame.  Rudy is now claiming that the press has misinterpreted what he said, which was just "shorthand."  Hey, another new Republican euphemism for lying.

And also, a special shoutout to Donald Trump, who fired his latest campaign manager, who was caught taking $12.7 million from the Russians for, well, who knows what, and replaced him with someone who will undoubtedly be able to reach out successfully to independent voters- the head of Breitbart news, a source of a constant stream of piggish smears and lies featured here at Wingnut Wrapup.  Big mistake, Donald- if that is the direction you are going in, why did you not go whole hog, and hire Jim Hoft?


And can we forget this classic Republican?


"U.S. Representative Martha Roby, a Republican from Alabama’s 2d Congressional District has introduced H.R. 1406, officially named the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013” which would END the requirement of the Fair Labor Standards Act for employers to pay Time-and-a-Half to employees for every hour worked over 40 in one week."

Well, no sense obsessing on that.  On we go.

Guy Benson, Town Hall:  "Report: Major Federal Investigation into Clinton Foundation Underway"

Oh my God, they've got her now!  Well, reading about this "investigation" a little further, you might learn this:

"First, the substance of the report rests on the assertions of a single source -- who goes unnamed, and who is vaguely identified as a "former senior law enforcement official." Journalistically, this is very thin.  Second, the piece's central claim appears to fly in the face of CNN's very recent reporting that the Justice Department had shot down requests from three FBI field offices to open a probe into the Clinton Foundation"

But of course, that is not a reason for Conservatives to hold back on this story, is it?  And the worse Trump does, as we all know damned well, the more vicious the lies about Hillary are going to get.  Anyway, it was a nice opportunity to repeat all of the long-disproven Republican smears about the Clinton foundation one more time, confident that they are speaking to people who don't know the first thing about the Clinton foundation, and are slavering to lap up more disgusting crap about Hillary.

Katie Kieffer, Town Hall:  "Standing Ovation: Trump’s Economic Plan"

Which, at this point consists of the following totally original ideas:  cut taxes on the rich, do away with corporate income taxes, kill the estate tax, eliminate regulations that do nothing but protect Americans from the rich, and...well, you get it- the same corrupt Repubican bullshit that they have been shoveling down our throats for a hundred years now.

And now, another little dose of projection:

Ilana Mercer, Town Hall:  "The Clinton Media have gone from malfunctioning to mad, from “dishonest” to deranged. Their coverage of the 2016 election is no longer tinged by liberal bias, but is about moving viewers and readers into a parallel universe, an alternate reality of the media’s making."


It's hard to even make a joke about delusion on that magnitude.  Of course, it isn't really delusion, it's just the work of a paid liar.

Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "Manafort Accuses Never Trumpers of Being Tied to Clinton Foundation"

This would be the same Manafort, I'm guessing, who is "tied" to the Russians, via a $12 million dollar payout to him that we just learned about a couple of days ago.

Christopher Malagisi, Town Hall:  "What is Conservatism? Author Interview with Jonah Goldberg"

Jonah Goldberg?  You sure you might not learn more by interviewing him on "What is Stupidity?" or maybe "My Mom's Betrayal of the Country Earned Me a Place for Life at the Conservative Hog Trough."

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media:  "Donald Trump Should Go for the Black Vote—NOW!"

Why doesn't he go for the wolverine vote too?  I mean, he's got just about as much chance there as he does with blacks.  And I bet a lot of those wolverines vote ten times, too.

Washington Examiner:  "Trump earns 'outsider' status receives fewest Capitol Hill donations in last 24 years"

The leaders of his own party turn on him- see, it's a good thing.

Joseph Farah, World Net Daily:  "Ultimate rigging: Has Obama found a way to STAY in office?"

No, Joseph, he hasn't.  But we'll let you know if he changes his mind.

William Levinson, American Thinker:  "Donald Trump Against the Decline and Fall"

Right.  No decline for Trump. He just wants to get the whole thing over in a day, with a nuclear war.

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker:  "Marion Barry’s son Christopher dies of drug overdose...A family tree poisoned by leftist ideology."

No, Thomas, it's a family tree poisoned by drugs.  Not quite the same thing, but thanks for trying.

Newsmax:  "Conservatives Push for Paid Family Leave"

That'll be the day.

Mark Swanson, Newsmax:  "Rep. Steve King: Too Late for Trump to Release Tax Returns...Iowa Rep. Steve King on Monday said "the window has passed" for Donald Trump to release his tax returns, and he clarified comments he made last week about being able to work with Hillary Clinton."

It's too late!  That's his story and he's sticking to it!

"If he were going to do that he should have done that some months ago so that there was time to digest it," King said on Morning Joe."

Oh, I see, Steve.  Two months isn't enough time to "digest" Trump's tax returns.  Okay then, let's just forget the whole thing.  God, just when you thought the Republicans couldn't come up with anything more stupid and disingenuous, they surprise you.

Newsmax:  "Larry Kudlow: Hillary Will Only Repeat Obama's Economic Failures"

Failures like generating over ten million jobs, giving 20 million people health insurance, tripling the Dow, cutting the deficit by two thirds, cutting the unemployment rate in half.  Man, if Hillary is going to fail like that, I guess we understand why Republicans are against it.

Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "Congress Responds to Obama Releasing Largest Group of 'Hardened Terrorists' Yet"

That would be some poor saps in Guantanamo who the government has held in prison for a decade and a half without ever uncovering a single thing to charge them with.  Remember this forgotten saying:

 "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial"

Which has been apparently deleted from the Constitution to make room for more talk about guns.

Dennis Prager, Town Hall:  "Why Do People Still Donate to Universities?"

Maybe because they do not worship lies the way you do, Dennis.

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  "Trump Vows to Banish Islamic Extremism"

Man, I can't wait to see how that is going to work.

Justin Holcomb, Town Hall:  "3 Out of 5 Texans Choose Secession if Clinton is Elected"

Bye!  Somehow, the article missed this part of PPP's survey:

"Trump Leads By Only 6 in Texas "

Mitt Romney took Texas by 16 in 2012.

Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "Watch: New Hampshire Governor Won't Answer Whether Hillary Is Honest Three Times in a Row"

If she was honest once in a row, it would beat Trump.

Roger Simon, PJ Media:  "Game Changer? Trump Makes a Play for the Black Vote"

Knock yourself out, Donald.  Maybe you will go from 0% black support to 1%.  There must be a few really stupid black people out there.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  New Photos=>  Poor Hillary Propped Up by Pillows"

And here it is:


Man, that certainly disqualifies her from being President.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Professor Norpoth: Trump Has 87% of Winning November Election"

Ah, Professor Norproth.  Professor NORPROTH!  That changes everything.

Peter Lemiska, Renew America:  "Conservatives caught on the horns of a dilemma"

Yeah, between throwing their principles in the garbage one more time in the hopes of taking back control of the country, or just giving up and facing reality.  Sorry, guys, sometimes you just have to make the tough choices.

And now, from a source that we can count on to bring you the truth that others cannot face:

World Net Daily:  "U.S. ALARM: 'UNPRECEDENTED DEMONIC OUTPOURING'...'I believe God is done with our once-great country'

Whatever.

Lloyd Marcus, American Thinker:  "I have seen numerous lower third graphics on CNN purposed to portray Trump as a racist and a nut case (standard Leftist tactics to silence and destroy)."

The usual disgraceful left wing tactic, telling the truth.  How could they have ever have stooped to such a thing?  More from Lloyd:

"The other night at my gym, the CNN lower graphic read, “Breaking News: Confederate Flag at Trump Rally Tonight”. Do you see what CNN was attempting to do?"

Yeah, I see it.  They were attempting to show someone displaying a Confederate flag at a Trump rally.  The bastards.

"Leftists do not care if they stir up racial hate as long as it generates enough racial division and fear to cause duped voters to vote for Democrats."

Republicans would never stoop to that.

"Patriots, we must carry Trump to victory. "

Well, he sure aint gettin' there on his own.

James DeLong, American Thinker:  "Let's Assume Trump Is Shrewd and Disciplined, Principled and Patriotic"

Sure...uh, what?  How stupid do you think we are?

And now, a looming new crisis facing the country:

Leonard Bakker, American Thinker:  "The ancient paradigm of USA versus the Russians was still with me as I evaluated the competition, but with an intriguing twist. Unlike the old stereotype, one couldn’t help but notice that several of the Russian female athletes were stunningly beautiful, significantly more so than their American counterparts: a random Google search of two such athletes, Yulia Efimova and Darya Klishina, showcased their beauty in very classy and traditionally feminine romantic portraits. I noticed no such comparable efforts for the Americans...So the question is: has feminism seeped sufficiently into the soul and substance of American women as to tip the balance of feminine beauty toward the now more traditionally oriented Russians? And is this not more important to the long-term survival of our nation than the erstwhile “missile gap” of the Cold War?"

God, I wish I could tell you that this was a joke, and that I had written it just to screw with you.  But no, it's real.  Hot women- the most important part of our foreign policy.

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  " Ransom: Once Americans Were 'Wheels Up' $400 Million Was Sent to Iran"

It's their money, dimwit.  If we kept it, we would have stolen it.  I guess that's okay with Republicans.

Jay Caruso, Red State:  "Eric Bolling Dismisses Polling Data Citing Trump Crowds; Dana Perino Incredulous"

Well, Trump himself has been claiming this.  Let me tell you something, Jay:  If the Rolling Stones announced a free concert somewhere in the United States tomorrow, 500,000 people would turn up.  And that does not mean that they want Keith to be President.  I mean, Green Eagle does, but then, Green Eagle wants to change the national anthem to "Midnight Rambler."

Leon H. Wolf, Red State:  "Former Incompetent RNC Chair Michael Steele Says the Breitbart-ization of Trump’s Campaign Will be “Magical”

Magical?  You mean, maybe like Voldemort?  And while we are on the subject, Leon, let me remind you that under "incompetent" Michael Steele, Republicans used to win elections.  Not so much under that Reince guy.  So, I kind of wonder what it was about Michael Steele that led you guys to fire him.  Ha ha, just kidding, we all know the answer to that one.


And now, a total proof that they've got nothing:

Elise Cooper, American Thinker:  "Dogs Turn Paws Down on Hillary...Hillary and animals just don't get along"

And none of them is going to vote for her.  That's how Trump plans to win.

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker:  "Green Party nominee Jill Stein ‘will have trouble sleeping if Hillary Clinton is elected’"

Try oxy, Jill.


Eric Owens, Daily Caller:  "Farmers’ Almanac Crushes Dreams Of Global Warming Zealots With ‘ICE COLD WINTER’ Forecast"

Thousands of climate scientists with decades of actual research, versus the Farmer's Almanac.  Man, who are you going to trust?

"The “amazingly accurate” long-range forecast — starting on page 65 — covers September 2016 through December 2017. It prognosticates “exceptionally cold conditions” for several regions of the United States including the Midwest, the Great Lakes and Middle Atlantic regions, the Ohio Valley, and the entire Northeast."

How the hell do you know the forecast is "amazingly accurate," when it hasn't happened yet?  Oh wait, don't tell me.  I can't take it.

In fact, I can't take any more of this today.  'Bye until later.