28 August 2016


26 August 2016

Trump’s Repellent Inner Circle

Donald Trump is undergoing his own 'extreme vetting.' And we are learning a great deal about the quality of his public pledges. 

In no particular order, Trump has shifted his position on raising the federal minimum wage (against it, for it, get rid of it, leave it to the states, put it at
$10 an hour); on fighting the Islamic State (bomb the 'hell out of them' and take the oil fields, let our regional allies take the lead, declare war and send in troops, let Russia take care of it); on taxes for the wealthy (increase them, cut them dramatically, make the wealthy pay more, make everyone pay less); on his Muslim ban (exclude all Muslims, keep Muslims out except for members of the military and current residents, it was 'just a suggestion,' ban Muslims from countries with a history of terrorism, impose 'extreme vetting'); on the national debt (eliminate it in eight years, prioritize massive infrastructure spending, renegotiate debt with creditors, just 'print the money'). 

Now, concerning his defining promise to round up and deport 11 million undocumented men, women and children, Trump is undergoing a rapid, convulsive transition from Mr. Hyde into Dr. Jekyll. In the movies, this role would require hours in the chair of a highly skilled makeup artist.
Trump has Sean Hannity...

More Proof That Donald Trump
Really Wants Hillary Clinton to Get Elected

Many have noted this pattern before. Hillary Clinton has a terrible news cycle and Donald Trump makes sure to swallow his foot live on television to distract from that bad news.

Time and time again the media starts to focus on Clinton’s emails, Trump says something stupid or fires a staffer to distract from everything. But there are plenty of occasions as well where the media declares what Hillary Clinton is going to do and Trump tees up the event just perfectly for her.

It is a regular and sustained pattern and practice from Donald Trump...

23 August 2016

Why I Want Trump to Lose in a Landslide

By now even most Trumpsters have paused for a moment to wonder what the Gee Oh Pee will look like if/when Trump loses.  WaPo's recent musings on the topic touch on the idea that Trumpism -or some similar alt/right movement- might even be here to stay...

Trump's Kids are Cashing In on His Campaign,
BIG Time...

Republican Donald Trump has so far paid $7.7 million in campaign contributions to his own companies and children, according to a filing with the Federal Elections Commission, and as the campaign transitions to the general election those payments are increasing

In May, they totaled at least $1.1 million—nearly 20 percent of all campaign spending that month—and in July, another $800,000 came into the Trump brood...

19 August 2016

GOP’s Chances Of Holding the Senate
Now Following Trump Downhill...

Donald Trump’s post-conventions polling slump seems to be having an effect on the Republican Party’s U.S. Senate candidates. We thought this might happen: There’s been an increasingly strong relationship between how a state votes for president and how it votes for Senate over the past few election cycles. And, indeed, Trump’s tumble has coincided with worsening GOP numbers in key states. It may cost the party the Senate... 

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