Trump, Trump, Trump, trump

What the hell… since it’s the topic most talked about…  let’s roll with it.



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  1. rebelliousrenee says:

    The photo was from the time Bill Maher was going around saying that he thinks Donald’s mother was an orangutan. Trump tried to sue him for slander. The case was dismissed… proving that anyone can say anything about a public figure. Go figure…..


  2. Jamie says:

    Thanks for the thread Renee. I don’t know which is worse from the cable media, the unending Trump trump trump drumbeat or the non scandal of the OMG Hillary sent emails. Either way, it’s junk programming from what is turning into a junk profession.


  3. patd says:

    renee, great minds and all that… was just getting ready to draft a thread from a different angle on pretty much the same topic. not the trumpster, but all the non-trumpsters whose messages aren’t getting heard. my thread was entitled “when the messengers shoot the messages”

    the messages of jeb, marco, et all have been been silenced or lost or just downright ignored purposely as those of Hillary have. it’s not new in her case. see this from last year story “The media vs. Hillary Clinton” as well as more on purpose examples in the articles tony and I posted in last thread.

    how can a democracy flourish without competing policies to hear about, consider, promote and vote on? the media have become our virtual revolting dictator


  4. whskyjack says:

    Republicans are 1/3 of the electorate(more or less depending on the day) and if the latest polls can be believed 1/4 of those are Trump fanatics. 8 to 9% of the national vote or about the same number as those who tell pollsters they have been abducted by aliens.



  5. Peggy Nooners what a frickin loser – she “can’t understand” why the Dems don’t have s many candidates as the goops –poor pegs I think Nancy had her banished from the reagan crypt


  6. Truck is now putting out position papers — I hope someone is doing the math


  7. rebelliousrenee says:

    Jack…. yup!
    But our media likes to follow glitter and right now Trump is the only shiny object they see.
    In the recent debate Trump said our government is full of stupid people…. well that ain’t the only place, Donald.


  8. whskyjack says:

    “The Republican Party doesn’t want to believe its voters agree with Trump. But they do.”
    Ezra Klein

    “Take spending cuts. It’s table stakes in a Republican primary to talk about how you’ll cut spending on Social Security and Medicare. The GOP’s policy apparatus loathes both programs and considers their long-term cost to be among the most pressing economic threats facing the nation. Any Republican candidate who wants to be taken seriously by Republican Party elites needs to show they understand the urgency of cutting Social Security and Medicare spending.

    One problem? Republican voters don’t understand the urgency of cutting entitlement spending. In fact, they oppose cutting entitlement spending. More Republicans want to increase spending on Social Security and Medicare than decrease it. They think keeping entitlement benefits at current levels is more important than reducing the deficit.”


  9. whskyjack says:

    7 ways the latest Fox poll is the Republican establishment’s worst nightmare

    by Matthew Yglesias

    “The combined 26 percent behind Bush/Walker/Rubio/Kasich/Christie is basically neck-and-neck with Trump. A majority of Republican voters currently say they like Trump, Carson, Cruz, or Huckabee — none of whom are acceptable to the party elites.

    Simply consolidating everyone behind one of the candidates who is acceptable to elites isn’t going to get the job done. Party leaders need to find a way to actually pry support away from one of the candidates who’s unacceptable to them. So far, they have no idea how to do that.”


  10. I don’t know why the goops think their candidates are likeable– outside of the country clubbers no one like their candidates


  11. patd says:

    jack, what do you make of trump’s and jeb’s high unfavorable polls?
    from cnn’s they mention latest cnn/orc poll in depth number crunching at –
    under category – all americans
    Donald Trump 36% favorable 59% unfavorable opinion
    Jeb Bush 34% favorable 56% unfavorable
    under registered voters
    Donald Trump 38% fav 58% unfav
    Jeb Bush 35% fav 57% unfav


    • whskyjack says:

      To early, that a Bush and Trump would have large unfavorability numbers, kinda a “well duh”
      At this point they not only have all the opposing party against them but a majority of their party want someone else.



  12. patd says:

    “Clinton’s favorability rating has, in fact, fallen quite a lot, to an average of about 42 percent favorable and 48 percent unfavorable in recent polls.”

    they go on to point out – relevant to the media vs. hillary issue:
    “Even if there were no Clinton scandals, however, she’d probably still be receiving fairly negative press coverage. The campaign press more or less openly confesses to a certain type of bias: rooting for the story. Inevitability makes for a really boring story, especially when it involves a figure like Clinton who has been in public life for so long.
    Instead, the media wants campaigns with lots of “game changers,” unexpected plot twists and photo finishes. If the story isn’t really there, the press can cobble one together by invoking fuzzy concepts like “momentum” and “expectations,” or by cherry-picking polls and other types of evidence. The lone recent poll to show Sanders ahead of Clinton in New Hampshire made banner headlines, for example, while the many other polls that have Clinton still leading, or which show Sanders’s surge slowing down in Iowa and nationally, have mostly been ignored.
    As a result, the flow of news that Americans are getting about Clinton is quite negative. Indeed, the steady decline in her favorability ratings seems consistent with the drip, drip, drip of negative coverage, as opposed to the spikes upward and downward that one might expect if any one development was all that significant to voters.”


  13. patd says:

    A parody of the first 2016 Republican debate narrated by the hosts of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.


  14. patd says:

    the following parody is from to be sung to the “cool change” melody (video posted below)

    Time for a Trump Claim (A Republican love song)

    If there’s one thing in my life that’s missing
    Its a sliver of a brain
    Living in the land of the Fox nation
    There’s so many stupid people
    Feeling the same dull pain
    And I’d never want any real information

    It’s time for, a Trump claim
    I know that it’s time, for a Truuuump claim
    And now that my life
    Is so damn deranged
    I know that it’s time, for a Truuuuuump claim

    Well I was born in the GOP clan
    And it’s there that I made my friends
    The morons and the fools, they are my brothers
    It’s kind of a special club here
    With a room temperature IQ
    Hating everybody, as “The OOOoooootherssss”

    It’s time for, a Trump claim
    I know that it’s time, for a Truuuuuuump claimmmm
    And now that my life
    Is so damned deranged
    I know that it’s time, for a Truuuuuuuuuump claim

    I’ve never been the smart one
    And screw it, I don’t care
    I know it may sound brain dead
    But make them go back theeeeeEEEEEere
    He’ll make ’em goooooooooooo back there

    ( sax interlude)

    If there’s one thing in my life that’s missing
    It’s an inkling of common sense
    And this new guy, well he sure just ain’t no Ronald
    But he’s the only thing we got now
    So there’s nothing else we can do
    Gotta swear allegiance, to the Donnnnnnnnnnnnnald

    It’s time for, a Trump claim
    I know that it’s time for, a Truuuuuuump claaaaaaim
    And now that my life
    Is so damn deranged
    I know that it’s time, for a Truuuuuuuump claaaaaaaaaaim
    (repeat ad nauseum)

    Copyright Joseph Murphy 2015


  15. patd says:

    if you can stomach it, here’s a transcript of hannity and beck holding forth on the trumpster

    this bit from sean should get some blowback and show up in some opposition pac ads:

    HANNITY: All right, the only thing I would argue back to you — and I think there’s a reason for his success. And I think the reason is Republicans are weak and they are timid, in Washington, especially. The Republican governors have done a lot better. I think they’re weak and timid. They have broken so many promises.

    BECK: Agree.

    HANNITY: Americans are fed up.


  16. blueINdallas says:

    For those who agree with Trump, um, couldn’t some of the other candidates educate those people as to why much of what he says is just hot air; it isn’t do-able.

    *Waiting for the Aleve to kick in. Just tried to do UPS a favor and re-deliver a package (that looked like it had been through the mill) with my address and someone else’s name on it. They gave me the correct apt # and sounded happy that I would do their work…so, three horrible flights of stairs, I left it on their mat since they didn’t answer. Made the mistake of calling UPS to tell them that I had to leave it & again mentioned the damage. First, they wanted to give me a call tag & pick it up from me. (Jeez, I with they had said that during the first call.). After I explained a couple more times that I had left it at the correct apt, she tried to transfer me to file a damage claim. I kept telling her it wasn’t my package…and had to swear at her to get her to shut up. Not sure if she really understood. Last time I will every try to to a good deed. Ice packs…gonna ice my knees.

    Jamie – How is your dishwasher bite?


  17. blueINdallas says:

    What’s the deal with Anthony Weiner’s wife and Hillary? Last week, I heard something about her being overpaid by $9K and being required to return it. Tonight, there was something really cryptic on the news. Why are they going after her?


    • patd says:

      blue, it was probably more stuff spewed on behalf of the trumpster.
      “As cited on the Hugh Hewitt show, Trump said Huma Abedin knew about Hillary’s private server, and said “And you know who her husband is? One of the sleaziest guys in the world, Anthony Weiner. Now, you don’t think she told him about all of these e-mails that she had Huma was the one who had a process. She had everything and of all people she is married to Anthony Weiner and he now works for a PR firm. So think of this — he’s a PR guy working for a PR firm, he’s a total sleaze and she is giving all this information and this is top secret stuff but she is the one that processed it.”
      [….] Trump continues, “Well, I certainly think there is a lot of things going wrong with Huma and that from my standpoint because I knew Weiner and Weiner is not a good guy and for his wife — and you know — a husband and wife they talk, it’s called natural. They talk and for his wife to have access to these emails and give them to Anthony Weiner and what he did — forget about the internet what he did, he now works for a public relations firm.”


      • patd says:

        or it could have been this from
        “A federal judge in Washington has scheduled a hearing for Thursday in what has become a side issue in the Clinton email controversy.
        The judge will hear argument on what’s to become of a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch, a conservative group, for records related to Huma Abedin, an aide to Clinton, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. Originally filed in 2013, the lawsuit sought details of the arrangement under which Abedin was a “special government employee,” allowing her to do outside consulting work while on the federal payroll.
        This hearing will presumably not deal with the separate issue of the security of the private email server, nor will it involve the separate lawsuit — before a different judge — that has resulted in the public disclosure of the Clinton emails. “


  18. rebelliousrenee says:

    What??? You mean the big political news for today isn’t about Trump… it’s about Hillary….
    how refreshing…. I think…


  19. tonyb says:

    Here’s a perfect example of the press anti Hillary slant..Headlines on RCP
    “CNN 2016: Sanders Surges, Clinton Plummets | Leads GOP in General”
    Ha, look at the polls and RCP average Clinton plus 24.5%… WTF!! Hillary beats every Republican… Hillary plumments?????


  20. patd says:

    tony, how do you like the new ad?

    wsj story on the ad


    • tonyb says:

      I like it very much! Oh after watching Hillary taking questions from the press, i wonder why she even wants to be President.. That Ed Henry from Fox was just an asshole..


  21. patd says:

    just to be fair and balanced like faux gnus here’s a piece that ran last march in pravda (yeah that other so-called fair and balanced news spewer). after the 1st paragraph (quoted below) the rest of the entire article which goes on to hit at bill and barack sounds just like roger ailes ordered it.
    “The thing that always leaps out at me when I see Hillary is joy. Her smile exudes a sense of life that is both passionate and innocent at the same time. Her laugh is one of the hardiest laughs I’ve ever heard. That’s Hillary the person, not Hillary the woman, not Hillary the Democrat, but Hillary the individual that has a passion for life and the capacity to enjoy it. She’s intelligent and gracious, and I might add tough as nails when she has to be. That’s why I like Hillary.

    What I don’t like about Hillary is that she is one of those elite liberals who believes she knows what’s best for you and me. When she suggests what we should do, it means freely translated, what we must do. She equates the “should” with compulsion. For how can we be trusted to know what is in our best interest? …after all, that’s what politicians do. That’s their job.”


  22. Clinton’a spokeswoman said it best. “She is durable.”
    I saw clip of her meeting with theBlack Lives Matter…not too bad


  23. patd says:

    kgc, this backs up what you pointed out to us sometime ago. hope it bites him on the butt.
    “For Florida taxpayers, the move by the administration of then-Gov. Jeb Bush to forge a relationship with Lehman Brothers would ultimately prove disastrous. Transactions in 2005 and 2006 put the Wall Street investment bank in charge of some $250 million worth of pension funds for Florida cops, teachers and firefighters. Lehman would capture more than $5 million in fees on these deals, while gaining additional contracts to manage another $1.2 billion of Florida’s money. Then, in the fall of 2008, Lehman collapsed into bankruptcy, leaving Florida facing up to $1 billion in losses.

    But for Jeb Bush personally, his enduring relationship with Lehman would prove lucrative. In 2007, just as he left office, Bush secured a job as a Lehman consultant for $1.3 million a year, Bloomberg reported.

    Weeks after Bush took the Lehman job, the Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) — a three-member body that makes investment decisions about state pension funds and whose ranks had recently included one Jeb Bush — gave Lehman additional business: SBA purchased $842 million worth of separate investments in Lehman’s mortgage-backed securities. Over the course of the year, the SBA would shift an additional $420 million of pension money into the same fund in which the state had begun investing under Bush.

    In short, during Bush’s first year working for Lehman, his former colleagues in Tallahassee, the state capital, moved vast sums of Florida pension money into the doomed Wall Street investment bank, even as warnings about its financial troubles began to emerge.
    “This is a breathtaking conflict of interest going on here,” said Craig Holman, governmental ethics lobbyist with Public Citizen, a good-government group. “This cost Florida very dearly, and it enriched Jeb Bush.”
    Other areas of Bush’s post-government employment and his management of the state pension system have previously provoked scrutiny. Bush approved a land deal in Florida benefiting a timber company, Rayonier, that later paid him $1 million after he left office, as IBTimes reported in June. IBTimes also reported that under Bush, Florida shifted billions of dollars of pension cash to financial firms whose executives had raised large sums for his brother’s presidential campaign. Some of those same donors are now giving money to the super PAC supporting Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential bid.”


  24. patd says:

    speaking of jeb! and guesswho?
    this from
    NASHUA, N.H. — Donald Trump and Jeb Bush — the top two GOP presidential candidates here in New Hampshire — will host competing town halls here Wednesday, a portrait of the Granite State race writ small as the suddenly competitive fight moves into a new and uncertain phase.

    Trump announced Monday that he would hold a town hall in Merrimack at 6:30 p.m. ET, the exact same time as Bush had been scheduled to begin his own town hall about 20 miles away, in Derry. The timing might be coincidental. Then again…

    “Because Bush draws so poorly, I figured it would be a good time to draw a crowd. Something like that,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal.


  25. Jamie says:

    Good God! Now CNN’s The Lead has joined the bash Hillary with no proof bandwagon. What did the woman do to US media that they are willing to violate every single standard of decent journalism to pound her to pieces 24 hours a day? Is somebody’s lunch missing from the employee’s refrigerator? This isn’t a matter of who you do or don’t support. It is a matter of serving the American Public and cable news is flailing and failing all over the place.


    • tonyb says:

      Oh i’m so glad i can’t watch it.. Ha, its bad enough to read.. I know the press hates her and their out to destroy her.. I’ve never witnessed anything like this, even in 2008..


      • tonyb says:

        Oh and i love how the media outlets like CNN include Joe Biden in their polls so they can drive down Hillary’s lead.. Yes now with headlines Hillary below 50%.. To my knowledge Joe hasn’t said he was running.. Damn right poor, untrustworthy US media..


  26. tonyb says:

    Media sexism starts early with female candidates in 2016 race
    by Molly WeasleyFollow
    “Consider: A story on on Clinton’s impassioned speech at the Democratic Wing Ding dinner at the Iowa State Fair described her criticism of GOP candidates as “harsh.” Adjectives used for other male candidates included “spirited,” “fiery,” “tough-talking,” etc.

    Consider: A Politico story on a press Q&A in Las Vegas described Clinton as “testy” when she gave the same answer to multiple yet similar questions about her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state, a topic that she says never comes up when she meets with voters. “Nobody talked to me about it — other than you guys,” she told the reporters.

    Tweeted former Clinton adviser Peter Daou: “Bush was ‘firm’ when he was telling reporters off. But @HillaryClinton is ‘testy’ when she puts them in their place on emails.” He followed that up with: “NEW: The 2016 Gender Bias Thesaurus: T is for Testy (Hillary), F is for Firm (Bush).” Daou is cofounder of #HillaryMen, which has the described purpose of providing “actionable analysis of the 2016 campaign focusing on the gender barrier in U.S. politics.”


  27. Flatus says:

    I did go to the SC state party’s happening this afternoon in Columbia. Both Gov Hodges and John Podesta were articulate supporters of HRC. I did voice my disappointment in the lackluster prosecution of cases against the financial entities responsible for the depth of the financial crisis of the last decade that robbed so many poor South Carolina families of what little wealth that they had. I opined that reforming Soc Scty was neither a responsive nor adequate fix/punishment for the malfeasance of those responsible for the pain the losses continue to cause. This brought a standing ovation from the crowd.

    I also demanded that she raise Citizens United at every opportunity, decrying the single repugnant candidate’s attempt at buying the election, and the super-pacs to which all the other candidates are beholden. Applause continued.

    I was interviewed by WaPo after the session.


  28. tonyb says:

    Did Republicans just give away the 2016 election by raising birthright citizenship?
    By Paul Wildman
    “The 14th Amendment states in part: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” It was passed after the Civil War to ensure that former slaves had all the legal rights of other citizens. You can’t end birthright citizenship without repealing it. That means that no matter who gets elected in 2016, birthright citizenship is not going to be eliminated. The bar is so high for amending the Constitution that it’s impossible to imagine any amendment this controversial getting ratified, which is as it should be.

    But the political impact is going to be very real, whether or not the idea goes anywhere in practical terms. The simple fact is that if Republicans don’t improve their performance among Hispanic voters, they cannot win the White House. Period.”


  29. patd says:

    flatus: “I did go to the SC state party’s happening this afternoon in Columbia. [….]
    I was interviewed by WaPo after the session.”
    flatus, good for you. glad the audience showed loud support of your astute comments (enough at least to gender press interest in something other than errant e-mails). here’s a mention about it in wapo this a.m.
    again, you done good. am proud of your trail mixer spirit.


  30. patd says:

    the donald vs the pope

    [was hoping for a lightning strike in rebuttal]


  31. rebelliousrenee says:

    thanks for linking that wapo article. And Flatus… let me echo… well done, sir… well done.


  32. patd says:

    “Drawing tens of thousands to his campaign rallies, Sanders has become the first legitimate challenger to Clinton. As a more moderate Democrat, Webb has the potential to carve out his own base of support among more middle voters who don’t buy into Sanders’ brand of populism. He might currently be a long shot, but there is still time for Jim Webb to make an impact in the race.”


    • patd says:

      jamie, thanks for linking that. loved the line “The reaction among her media detractors is shrill, journalistically unethical, infused with deep animosity, and riven with a kind of transparent desperation that almost stirs a humane sympathy for their deep psychic misery.” and especially the peter daou innerati reference [here’s how peter defines them in The “innerati” are a motley group of high achievers scattered along the Acela corridor — reporters, pundits, bloggers, politicians, strategists, opinion makers, operatives and insiders who frame the national debate. By luck, effort or circumstance, they are in a position to determine what America thinks and talks about.]


  33. patd says:

    from this past june another view of the trumpster that he “has used his pitches for the US presidency as a canny marketing campaign. Don’t expect 2016 to be any different”
    “In May 2011, he formally bowed out from the race for the Republican nomination, but not before delivering a line dripping in trademark Trumpese: “I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and, ultimately, the general election.”
    In the same statement, Mr Trump acknowledge that running for public office could not be done half-heartedly, but that there was one reason that meant he could not fully commit. “Ultimately, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.”
    Four years on, there is no reason to suppose that has changed. Mr Trump is making the same noises, delivering applause lines and rolling out time-honoured ripostes about how Washington is broken and only he can fix it. He will not.
    He will preside over his empire secure in the knowledge that a few million dollars thrown at a fledgling campaign will reap publicity that would ordinarily have cost tenfold that amount.”


  34. tonyb says:

    Hillary N&V 8.20: “They’re Called Babies,” Reshuffling the Deck, and 538 Runs the Numbers
    “National Memo has a theory as to why Hillary Clinton drives her enemies crazy:
    But leave it to the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, who’s written about little else lately, to sum it all up with classic wifebeater logic. Hillary’s emails, he told NPR’s audience, “remind [voters] of the things they don’t like, the secretiveness, the paranoia, the sort of distrust….And then I also think it just feeds the perception that she is a candidate of the past. Do you really want to go back to this? Yes, the Clintons bring many good things. But they also bring this sort of baggage, this stuff that always follows them.”

    See, if Hillary would just quit fighting for herself and her issues, they could quit ganging up on the b**. Meanwhile, this has to be at least the fourth time the same crowd has predicted her imminent demise, if not indictment and conviction. All based upon partisan leaks (this Trey Gowdy joker is nothing compared to Kenneth Starr’s leak-o-matic prosecutors) and upon presumed evidence in documents nobody’s yet seen.

    From the Rose Law Firm billing records to Benghazi, it’s the same old story. Because when the evidence finally emerges, it turns out that Hillary has been diligently coloring inside the lines all along.

    And that’s because she’s smarter and tougher than her enemies — the very qualities that drive them crazy.”


  35. patd says:
    The Trump Factor: What Your Business Can Learn From Donald Trump’s Wild And Wacky Campaign For President
    Brands should take a page from Donald Trump and other candidates who are using social media to capture the attention of their audience, says columnist Jason Warnock.


  36. patd says:
    Ricardo Aca is getting a lot of attention after sharing a video calling out presidential candidate Donald Trump over his comments about Mexico and immigrants.
    Aca, a 24-year-old Mexican immigrant living in New York, wanted to speak out against Trump – even though he believes it might get him fired from his job at Koi SoHo restaurant, which leases space inside the Trump SoHo hotel.
    “I know I could lose my job for just talking about Trump,” he said in the video, “but it doesn’t make me proud every day to go to work under his name.”


  37. blondewino says:

    My advice to HRC, cut your hair like Meryl Streep in Ricki and The Flash…grab a band and start booking some stadium venues. Quite trying to sell me clothes and crap via email and get out to the masses. Act republican about the emails and ignore it.

    Who would have ever thought we would see campaign reform via Donald Trump? El Cheapo has the simple signage, no logo…just letters, gives the kiddos free helicopter rides, feeds the masses…all cheap marketing tools and gimmicks. His hats that state ‘Make America Great Again’ look like leftovers from a factory. He is the lead on Celebrity President. All that sickening amount of money used for consultants, logos, marketing, social media, etc. by the professional politicians? A waste when you look at his formula. In a weird way, Trump is taking on Citizens United. This makes him dangerous…powerful to the little people (who love him according to him!).


  38. patd says:

    from “Hillary Battles the GOP Hate Machine They hated Roosevelt and Kennedy, now they hate Obama and Clinton”
    “And now all of these corruptions, abuses, politics of hate, campaigns of personal destruction, abuses of power through unethical misuse of Congressional committees in both the Republican House and Republican Senate, mega-spending by lavishly financed Super-Pacs funded by right wing oligarchs, organized with legions of GOP hired help and venom-spewing partisan consultants, all of this—and more—is directed against one woman in the greatest campaign of personal destruction in the history of the nation. The following is astounding but true: Hillary Clinton is virtually a female Democratic David battling a male-dominated Republican Goliath while Carly Fiorina, the only woman in the GOP race, said as recently as 2008 that Hillary Clinton was so good she was the second most qualified person in America to be president!”


  39. patd says:

    “It’s just mostly stupid media people talking to other stupid media people making stuff up,” Carville says.
    “It’s just a bunch of people talking to each other spinning themselves up over a pile of garbage,”


  40. patd says:

    MSNBC HOST: So if this is just the media doing this, why is it the FBI investigating? Why is there–

    CARVILLE: Did you read the Jeffrey Toobin piece that said basically there’s zero chance that she did anything that was wrong. This always goes on. This goes on and on, it’s never going to stop. You know, these people, “we don’t like Hillary, why is the poll — why is Carville out there defending her. Why can’t we attack her like I want to?”

    I understand this, I’ve been dealing with this for 23 years now”


  41. If NBC hadn’t fired Trump he wouldn’t be running ..that’s been the pattern for each of previous runs once he was confronted with the equal time provisions he never filed now he has nothing to lose where is the vetting?


  42. patd says:

    sorry for the above unending ad [hope Jamie won’t have to declare use of her blog an inkind campaign donation for hrc]. meant to just cover this little trumpet blast


  43. patd says:

    here’s a rose by any other name fun fact written by one Palash Ghosh back in April 19 2011
    “… there are some interesting elements from Trump’s own ancestry.
    For one thing, “Trump” is not his real name.
    The Donald’s grandfather was a German immigrant named Frederick Drumpf who emigrated to the U.S. in 1885 and became a naturalized citizen in 1892.
    At some point, he started calling himself “Frederick Trump,” but it is unclear if he ever changed his name officially.”

    pity he changed it. just think of the fun we could have with a presidential candidate drumpf-kopf


  44. tonyb says:

    Jeb Bush Says He Doesn’t Regret Using The Term ‘Anchor Babies’
    “You give me a better term and I’ll use it.”
    Mollie Reilly


  45. Joe Biden = Fred Thompson


  46. I don’t think Trump is destroying the goopers but after this performance I don’t see how they can win


  47. tonyb says:

    Wrath of the Fox News crazies: How Donald Trump & Sarah Palin are earning Olympic gold medals for xenophobic insanity
    On Fox News earlier this week, the right-wing demagogues endorsed shredding the Constitution and even more besides VIDEO
    “The upshot here is this: Trump’s immigration plan is too dumb for O’Reilly while falling directly into Sarah Palin’s limited grasp on policy and practicality. Again, O’Reilly is kind of a demon on immigration normally, but Trump’s proposal is too insane for even O’Reilly. But it’s right there in Palin’s wheelhouse — it’s in the wheelhouse of a former vice presidential candidate who, when asked numerous times, couldn’t accurately describe the role of the vice president. This is all we need to know about Trump and his plan. If Palin loves it, and if it’s too dumb for O’Reilly, it must be horrendous.”


  48. I think it says it all that 1 and 2 in the gooper polls in many places are Trump and Carson
    Trump is feckless blowhard and Carson is delusional


  49. tonyb says:

    Scott Walker doing worse than Jeb! against Clinton … in Wisconsin
    byKerry Eleveld


  50. tonyb says:

    This Gay Man Was ‘Humiliated’ And ‘Degraded’ Trying To Get Married In Texas
    A Texas county clerk refused to give Jim Cato a marriage license, saying it was against her religious beliefs.
    Emily Tess Katz


  51. tonyb says:

    Budowsky: Hillary vs. media malpractice
    Brent Budowsky
    “I promise you, if the Lord tells any Democrat that his or her candidate for president is going to win by 6 percent to 10 percent on Election Day, that person would be jumping for joy, and if the Lord said to any Republican that his or her candidate would lose by 6 percent to 10 percent, they would be mourning into their beer or Merlot.

    To report otherwise is a political incompetence and media malpractice that was rampant throughout the media in the reporting about that poll.”


  52. yeah Tony
    I feel the same way about you. I know I can come here and people haven’t completely lost their minds
    I miss x-r and sturg I wish they would come on over


  53. tonyb says:

    Donald Trump’s nativist police state: What “we have to keep the families together” really means
    Don’t sugarcoat Trump’s plan because it makes no sense: He wants to deport the U.S.-born kids of the undocumented
    “So yes, Trump’s plan is nonsense and should disqualify him from serious consideration as a presidential candidate. But of course, it won’t. The working class white voters who are a cornerstone of his base want relief from the downward wage pressure and erosion of the manufacturing sector that’s been crushing them since the 1970s. They don’t understand that guys like Trump are responsible for their plight, not their champions, and I despair of what it will take to convince them.”


  54. Jamie says:

    Jim Webb was on Smirk & Jerk this morning. Sane as always but came across as running in the wrong party on both sides. Not sure where he can find voters in today’s political climate.


  55. patd says:

    cute jersey bears trump relief


  56. Flatus says:

    Watched/listened to Jim Webb. Here’s my output:
    –Social Security wasn’t addressed. Suggestion. Raise taxable earnings cap to ‘unlimited’ from $118,500 (for 2015). Let those who benefit the most from the American workforce pay the most in maintaining its lifelong security. This may allow us to increase benefits allowing seniors to better maintain an acceptable standard of living.

    –Establish reasonable tax rates for those Americans who choose to renounce their citizenship and depart the country that allowed them to amass their fortunes. Such a rate, in my mind, would be 95-percent of wealth being removed from our country.

    –Do lower the capital gains taxes payable by corporations provided those retained earnings are used to grow the businesses that created them.

    –SuperPacs. The concept of campaigns financed by the 400-wealthiest shall perish from face of this Earth. And, no individual should be able to buy an election through overwhelming the competition through an unlimited ability to self-finance campaign expenditures.

    –The candidate’s rationale for rejecting the Iran agreement is wrong-headed and defies facts and logic.


  57. patd says:

    “If Donald hadn’t flown his helicopter all over the Iowa State Fairgrounds last Saturday, I would have maybe had a different thought [about Clinton’s vacation],” said Jeff Link, an Iowa-based Democratic strategist who served as a media consultant to Barack Obama in 2008. “I’ve talked to a bunch of Republicans who are farmers, and they don’t care that Donald Trump is rich — they like him because he’s saying exactly what he thinks. That’s what connects him. The important thing is to say something that connects you to people.”

    Trump, of course, gets more slack than Clinton does — the chartered “Hill-o-copter” she flew across Iowa in 2007 was greeted with derision. But for longtime allies, the additional layer of criticism and scrutiny of all things Clinton simply has to be tuned out.

    “I think people would still give her a hard time if she chose a Hampton Inn over the Hamptons,” said Democratic consultant Tracy Sefl, who worked on Ready for Hillary. “So, I say, enjoy it.”


  58. patd says:

    If Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton or any other presidential candidate said the things Donald Trump says, did the things Donald Trump does, or had led the controversial life Donald Trump has, his or her campaign would already have died in a pile of negative headlines and video clips.

    But Donald Trump is alive. It is evident that the regular rules do not apply to him. Two months into his rowdy campaign, it is instead the political media that has been leveled by Trump — floored, mystified and stupefied by a candidate who prospers where others would perish. What’s more, the press corps is beginning to realize that nothing it might do — no report it can publish, no question it can ask – has the power to push this candidate an inch off the course that is preordained for him, one which is far more likely to burn out on its own terms than flame out under some great bonfire set by the media.

    Read more:


  59. patd says:

    Howard Dean criticized the outrage over Hillary Clinton’s email servers, saying, “if the argument is that Hillary Clinton committed treason, then let’s have that discussion,” and that “this is innuendo. This is nonsense. There was no dishonesty.”

    Read more:


  60. tonyb says:

    Poll: Most Republicans think Trump will win nomination
    By Bradford Richardson
    “A majority of Republican voters believe that Donald Trump will be their party’s presidential nominee, according to a Rasmussen poll released Friday.

    The poll found that 57 percent of Republican voters think Trump is likely to win the nomination, up from 27 percent two months ago, when the billionaire businessman officially launched his campaign.

    Only 15 percent of Republican voters see a Trump nomination as “not at all likely,” down from 29 percent over the same span.

    Among all voters, 49 percent believe Trump will be the Republican candidate for president, up from 23 percent.
    Voter confidence in Trump may be a reflection of national polls that have the businessman up by double-digits in the Republican primary.

    A RealClearPolitics average of polls has Trump leading the primary field with 22 percent support, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 10 percent and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 9 percent. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are tied for fourth with 7 percent each.

    The Rasmussen poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters from Aug. 19-20 and has a 3-point margin of error.”


  61. tonyb says:

    Trump calls O’Malley a ‘little, weak, pathetic baby’
    By Mark Hensch
    Wow, this guy is just the worst human being.. Always offering personal attacks.. Nothing of substance with no push back from the media.. Now of course back to the faux Hillary email scandal..


  62. tonyb says:

    Column: GOP’s Clinton email indictment fantasy
    Julian Epstein and Sam Sokol


  63. tonyb says:

    The Hamptons, where Hillary Clinton feels at home
    While talking up her desire to fight for the underdog, Clinton prefers to vacation where she fits in best — next to the one percent.
    By Annie Karni

    Read more:
    Yes, here we go! More nonsense and Hillary bias..


    • Jamie says:

      Actually it was a pretty nice article about her long time stays, friends, locals, and how it would have been phony for her to go elsewhere. Plus it mentioned that with wealthier GOP candidates in the race, it wouldn’t make sense for them to hit her hard on the subject.


      • patd says:

        a quote from that article “I think people would still give her a hard time if she chose a Hampton Inn over the Hamptons” was right on. she could don hair shirts, go vegan, out-do mother Teresa, set herself afire martyr style for the good of the country and they would still find fault and doubt her in comparison to the jebs and donalds.
        remember a few years back when the rabid rw accused her of ungodly behavior for referring to jesus in the same breath as caring for people, compassionate welfare and immigration policy? she can’t win with them or the media who also faulted/made fun of jimmy carter on those same lines.


      • tonyb says:

        Yes, it was a good piece its just the title that irritated me, lol


  64. patd says:


    Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb said Friday that Super PAC money is “really screwing up the political process” and that it affects his campaign’s ability to get his message out.
    “The challenge that we have right now in the current political environment, money dominates the process like it never has before,” said Webb, who served as a U.S. senator from Virginia from 2007 until 2013, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
    Webb said he was concerned with the buying power of Super PACs that are funneling most of the $388 million spent on the election this year into the race. Unlike the candidates, PACs are allowed to accept unlimited contributions in support of candidates from almost any source.
    “I don’t believe that Super PACs are ethically supportable concepts,” Webb said. “That money … is affecting our ability to get out and talk.”


  65. Flatus says:

    The creators of the superpacs are much as the centaurs of the Roman Senate in pre-Christian days. Where is Vesuvius when we need it?


  66. Where is Vesuvius when we need it today it will be climate change –hello monster el nino


  67. patd says:

    tony, if you didn’t like that negative hamptons headline (vs the positive story itself) how’s this one “Why isn’t Hillary Clinton doing better with women voters?” from as it compares with this quote in the story:
    “To be sure, Hillary maintains a much stronger following among women than does Trump, with 52% of women viewing her favorably in the latest CNN poll. That survey found that she would beat Trump in a general election by 6 points on the strength of her support among women voters, with 60% backing her while 53% of men would support Trump.”

    the gist of their argument seems to be based on expectations: she’s not doing as well as the inerati expected and the trumpster is doing better than they expected. IMHO, to paraphrase Obama, she’s doing good enough.


  68. patd says:

    A Deep Dive into Trump’s Poll Numbers Shows Most Pundits Get Him Wrong
    Read more at:


  69. patd says:

    A petition on has attracted over 200,000 people, calling for former Daily Show host Jon Stewart to moderate one of the presidential debates during the 2016 race for the White House.
    “Jon Stewart is more than qualified to tackle the moderating job,” said a statement on the petition site. “Mr. Stewart has interviewed 15 heads of state, 22 members of the United States Cabinet, 32 members of the United States Senate, 7 members of the United States House of Representatives, and scores of other political leaders from this country and around the world while establishing himself as the most trusted person in (satirical) news.”

    here’s the link if you want to sign the petition:


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