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Thursday News: “Trump Is ‘So Damn Dangerous'”; “Unfiltered Voices from Trump Rallies” Are a Disturbing Thing


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, August 4. Also check out Rep. Don Beyer, at last night’s ACDC meeting, arguing that Donald Trump “is the epitome of the anti-role model…We were taught to love and Donald Trump has filled the airways with hate…Donald Trump is the very opposite of the Golden Rule.”

  • Video: GOP strategist Liz Mair says (correctly) that Donald Trump’s message is being a “loud-mouthed dick” – “he doesn’t have another message”


    • Quizzical

      I think the lady has had enough.

  • Quizzical

    Re the Unfiltered Voices video, all I can say is that you know a tree by its fruits.


    • In this case, a diseased, rotten tree and fruits.

  • Delusional bigot EW Jackson whines that “mainstream media” trying to force Trump out (WTF???), just like they wanted HIM out of the 2013 VA LG race. LOL


  • Love this “Hope” vs. “Hate” graphic!


  • From the VA Dems:

    Profiles in Courage: Tally of Virginia Republicans Who Have Refused to Condemn Trump For Insulting a Gold Star Family in Their Home State

    It has been several days since Donald Trump first attacked a gold star family from Charlottesville, and Virginia Republicans’ refusal to condemn Trump is on full display.

    National Republican leaders have strongly condemned Trump, Virginia Editorial Boards have widely criticized Trump’s comments, and Democratic leaders in Virginia have stood up to his bullying.

    But it’s not enough: Trump is Virginia Republicans’ standard bearer. His comments about a gold star family are unprecedented and disqualifying, and Virginia Republicans are not treating Donald Trump’s actions with the seriousness it deserves.

    See for yourself:


    Ed Gillespie: Twice refused to condemn Trump on his abhorrent comments – even as RGA Chair Gov. Susana Martinez condemned Trump. [RTD, 8/1/2016] [Washington Post, 8/1/2016]​, ​​[​Facebook Post 08/1/2016​​]

    Rob Wittman: Twice refused to condemn Trump on his abhorrent comments. [RTD, 8/1/2016] [Washington Post, 8/1/2016]

    Corey Stewart: Refused to condemn and doubled down on his support for Trump. [Washington Post, 8/1/2016]


    Bryce Reeves: Completely silent.

    Jill Vogel: Completely silent.


    ​​Rob Bell: Even though he represents the Khan family in Virginia’s House of Delegates, he has refused to condemn Trump.

    John Adams: Completely silent.

    Chuck Smith: Posted an article on Facebook re-affirming his support for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Here is an excerpt from the article, in the form of a letter addressed to Khan, “But, there are many Muslims in America who not only have no desire to assimilate, but wish to live under Sharia Law. That is unacceptable to Americans. There is only one law of the land. That is the US Constitution. […] The security of this great land supersedes your desires and the desires of others who wish to come here now.”


    Scott Taylor (VA-02): Scott Taylor is the only Virginia Republican who has called upon Donald Trump to apologize; but he still plans to run with Trump in November. [Virginian-Pilot, 8/4/2016]

    Mike Wade (VA-04): Completely silent.

    Tom Garrett (VA-05): Went so far as to defend Trump ‘s policy on banning Muslims and said that Trump’s comments about Virginia’s gold star family merely “hurt somebody’s feelings.” [News & Advance, 8/1/2016]

    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-06): ​Issued a statement but refused to denounce Trump.​ [WVTF 8/3/2016] ​

    Rep. Dave Brat (VA-07): Completely silent.

    Rep. Morgan Griffith (VA-09): Completely silent.

    Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10): Twice refused to condemn Trump on his abhorrent comments. [RTD, 8/1/2016] [Washington Post, 8/1/2016]