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Thursday News: Paul Ryan’s “cowardly neutrality on Trump;” Obama Does Tango; McAuliffe Vetoes Voter Registration Bill


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, March 24. Also, gotta give President Obama credit for trying to do the tango; when in Argentina, do like the Argentines I guess. 🙂

  • I mean, I utterly despise Ted Cruz, but there’s no excuse for Donald Trump to be insulting his wife as ugly. Then again, this IS Donald Trump we’re talking about, a raging misogynist among other huge faults.


    • Virginia Lady

      Agreed. As if it weren’t bad enough to be forced to listen to the screaming, the inane policy positions, the shouting and the threats, and the discourse concerning the size (and I imagine vigor) of their private parts, we now get to listen to their comments about each others’ wives.

      This particular line of attack does show that neither team values women, except in bed, and in the case of Cruz, as forced fetal incubators.

      Ted Cruz vehemently denies that he and his team were responsible for the shot of Melania Trump. Ted Cruz might even be telling the truth, but Cruz has literally no credibility after the Ben Carson fiasco.

      Donald Trump might claim he’s responding in kind, although a far more effective attack would be showing Mrs Cruz in her personna as a minion of Wall Street. I supposed that never occurred to Trump, because in his eyes, women are only good for sexual pleasure, of him. The return attack demonstrates, yet again, how intellectually limited and politically short-sighted Trump really is

  • Quizzical

    Hillary Clinton’s speech in reaction to Brussels attack:

  • New Bloomberg poll: Clinton crushes Trump or Cruz. Also: “Trump’s numbers are bad and getting worse,” said pollster J. Ann Selzer, who oversaw the survey. “A majority of Americans now describe their feelings toward him as very unfavorable. That’s a 13-point spike from November 2015.”


  • Video: Evil NRA head Wayne LaPierre claims gun owners are smarter than everyone else.


  • Audio: VP Joe Biden rips Republicans for spreading “dysfunction to the Supreme Court of the United States.”


  • From the McEachin for Congress campaign:

    Governor McAuliffe, Lieutenant Governor Northam and Attorney General Herring Endorse Donald McEachin for Congress

    Richmond – Today, Senator A. Donald McEachin announced the endorsements of all three statewide elected officials for his candidacy for Congress (Va-04).

    In endorsing Senator McEachin, Governor McAuliffe said, “Senator McEachin has stood side by side with me and worked tirelessly to promote the Democratic values and principles that we believe in. We Democrats will be fortunate to have him in Congress continuing to make a difference.”

    The Lieutenant Governor had this to say about Senator McEachin: “I am pleased to endorse Donald McEachin for Congress because I have watched him, every day in the Senate stand up for our important progressive values like addressing climate change, fighting sea level rise and working for a healthier, cleaner environment.”

    Attorney General Herring also offered his strong support, “”Senator McEachin has always stood up for what is right -from economic justice to gun violence prevention to women’s rights to LGBT rights. I know that in Congress, Don will be a smart and passionate bridge-builder on behalf of all Virginians.”

    Senator McEachin responded to these words of praise and support, saying, “I am honored and humbled to have these endorsements from Democratic leaders who I respect greatly. Their endorsement means a great deal to me because they have actually seen my efforts as a legislator over the years.

    “Now I will continue to work to earn the support of the voters in the Fourth Congressional District and to show them my commitment to our shared Democratic values and principles.”

  • Del. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) nails it.

    Let’s cut the fear mongering rhetoric against Muslims. As Christians, we would never be accused for the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church members or the Branch Davidians. Can you imagine anyone saying that we need to start policing Christian communities to stop a group of violent criminals who call themselves Christian? So why the double standard? Just to clarify, there were 1.6 BILLION Muslims in the world as of 2010 – roughly 23% of the global population – according to a Pew Research Center estimate. It’s preposterous that Muslims living in our communities should be treated with distrust because of the actions of a small number of violent, criminal outliers. We cannot and must not hold twenty-three percent of the people living on the earth responsible for the actions of those murderers.

  • True Blue

    Regarding the excellent analysis of Del. Boysko on the “need to start policing Christian communities to stop a group of violent criminals who call themselves Christian?”

    What if “Christian” communities were forced to face similar discrimination for the support of Westboro Church, Branch Davidians, Operation Rescue, Bundy fundies, the David Duke following, and implicit or explicit support for domestic terrorism –

    Would there be no more calls for policing other religious groups?