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Saturday News: The “Absolute Insanity” of Trump, “spokesman for birthers, truthers…trolls”

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, August 22. Also, check out Trump’s freak show in Alabama and just remember, THIS is the Republican Party of “birthers, truthers, and Internet trolls.”

*Mr. Trump’s immigrant-bashing rhetoric breeds violence

*Donald Trump at the wheel: He’s driving the GOP over a cliff, and the establishment can’t stop him (“The GOP is being overrun by ‘The Donald’s’ xenophobia. But even if it wanted to, the establishment cannot stop him”)

*Donald Trump: Spokesman for birthers, truthers, and Internet trolls

*Large Southern rally is part of Trump’s strategy

*Stock market plunge wipes out this year’s gains

*The Absolute Insanity Of Donald Trump’s Big Alabama Pep Rally, In 17 Tweets

*Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny (“Win or lose, Trump’s campaign threatens to unleash the Great American Stupid”)

*Webb: Super PAC money ‘screwing up’ the political process (Ya think?)

*Hillary Clinton’s Woes Pushing Joe Biden to Reach Out to Those Who Could Back a Campaign

*Jeb Bush Super PAC Sends Mailer To 86,000 Iowans With Jeb’s Head On A Black Body (WTF?!?)

*Maybe This Time Really Is Different (“Historical precedents augur against Donald Trump-but perhaps the old rules no longer apply.”)

*The plot to destroy Shaun King: How Breitbart turned a ludicrous conspiracy theory into national news

*Scott Walker makes a complete clown of himself: Now he says he has no position on birthright citizenship (Definitely not ready for prime time.)

*The simple-minded populism that controls the GOP (“Just keep telling the voters that all problems have easy solutions”)

*For Carly Fiorina, just ‘press one’ to solve the nation’s problems (Just press 1 if you think Carly Fiorina is utterly unfit to be elected to anything!)

*Documents detail facts of Lynchburg oil train derailment

*Pulling the plug on Virginia’s bogus coal-vs-renewables argument

*Kaine calls for shift in way drug abusers are treated

*Dominion’s donations partially subsidized by its customers

*Warner still studying gig economy

*Warner says new economy demands new policies

*Captain gave another reason for taping prosecutor in Geer case, e-mail shows

*Former Virginia first lady appeals corruption

*ODU takes aim at region’s challenges

*Nats fall to Brewers, 10-3, to open crucial homestand with a big thud

*D.C. area forecast: Mostly pleasant as far as the eye can see

  • Quizzical

    i watched a large part of Trump’s speech yesterday, and it occurred to me that I’ve heard this kind of oratory before.  It’s like he’s speaking at a “roast.”  Call it Trump’s roast of the political system.  It’s nothing but a string of insults and lame jokes, when he isn’t bragging about himself.  

    It is amusing to hear him roast the political system, but I don’t see how he could transition from a super rich businessman who signs the checks and dictates how things are going to be, to a President with political and diplomatic skills.  We do have a system of divided government after all.  Trump should listen to Bernie Sanders when Sanders says no President can accomplish anything alone.

  • Cross posted from the Washington Post at the request/permission of the author, Prince William County Dems Chair Harry Wiggins.

    E.J. Dionne Jr.’s Aug. 20 op-ed column, “No retreat on voting rights,” could not be more applicable than in Virginia. The 1902 Constitution of Virginia instituted a poll tax and literacy tests to limit voting by African Americans. The new poll tax in Virginia is photo identification, restricted to certain types of photo IDs. The delegates championing this requirement argue that it will prevent fraud, but numerous studies have shown there is virtually no voter fraud in the commonwealth. Empirical studies show that minorities are less likely than their white counterparts to have the acceptable photo IDs required in Virginia.  

    The 1902 state constitution was crafted by white supremacists, perhaps no different from the delegates who crafted the new “poll tax.”

    Harry W. Wiggins, Lake Ridge

    The writer is chair of the Prince William County Democratic Committee.