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Saturday News: 15 Years After 9/11, President Obama Says “We cannot give in to those who would divide us”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, September 10. Also see President Obama’s weekly address, in which he discussed the 9/11 anniversary with pointed comments clearly aimed at Trump: “In the face of terrorism, how we respond matters. We cannot give in to those who would divide us. We cannot react in ways that erode the fabric of our society. Because it’s our diversity, our welcoming of all talent, our treating of everybody fairly—no matter their race, gender, ethnicity, or faith—that’s part of what makes our country great. It’s what makes us resilient. And if we stay true to those values, we’ll uphold the legacy of those we’ve lost, and keep our nation strong and free. ”

  • Video: Hillary Clinton: Half of Trump Supporters Part of ‘Basket of Deplorables’, Other Half Are Legitimately Frustrated


    • True Blue

      I wrote to Hillary about her opponents’ jumping on the first part of this phrase: have the Republican nominee’s and supporters’ actions, comments, and tweets been deplorable, far from adorable? Yes, yes, and yes.

      Republican/Alt. Right campaign managers and surrogates complain when Hillary campaign takes phrases out of context, so it probably won’t get much traction beyond the ones already supporting him.

      I’m much more bothered by a supposed American’s blind support of a KGB Russian autocrat connected with 34 deaths of political opponents or journalists, brutal acts against civilians, policies which induce economic poverty, aggressive invasions of sovereign states against international law, and now interference in US elections.

      Show us the tax returns, then Americans will finally know who Trump owes allegiance to, whether it be our pledge or a Russian dictator who knows he’s easily manipulated, has no deep thinking process, and is influenced by flattery.

      • At this point, really, anyone who supports the bigoted fascistic demagogue is “deplorable.”

        • True Blue

          While Hillary admits mistakes and publicly shows regret, Trump doubles down on everything he says and does that is deplorable. Label the actions, call out the behaviors, give examples.

          I find it deplorable that he wants to be a “daughter dater.” I find it deplorable that he and Donald Jr. retweet racist, white nationalist sentiment. I find it deplorable that if someone gestures, “they’ll be shot out of the water,” and so much more.

          I will wait for his apology to President Obama for the birther brouhaha, which resulted in over 60% of Republicans INCORRECTLY saying that he is not American, was born in Kenya, and is Muslim, etc.

          • Not sure what “mistake” Hillary made by stating the truth about Trump supporters – or at least a large percentage of them. As for Trump, he’s a pathological liar and sociopath, as are most of his campaign staff (not to mention his endangered-species-murdering sons), so can’t expect anything good from them – ever!

          • True Blue

            re: Admitting mistakes or regrets, I guess I meant that in general terms.

            More of that double standard; that he uses media to get away with everything deplorable for 15 months and she’s hammered on one phrase or those damned e-mails ad nauseum?

            His record as a shyster, cheat, tax evader, and fraud (not a businessman in the truest sense of the word) should have been the focus. Media was hunting for shiny objects to increase viewership and ratings, and with his constant debacles no one could keep up. Less than 2 months left to expose him on all fronts!

          • And now the AP corrects its f’ed-up tweet on Hillary’s statement. I mean, seriously, these people have ONE JOB and they simply can’t do it. Just fold up shop guys, you suck.

          • True Blue

            There are some bright moments:

            “Bless you, again, Joy Reid. When she hosts her eponymous show, AM Joy she takes no guff from the lying guests that stump for Trump. I am so relieved when I hear her utter the words “you just made an allegation that is provably false,” or better yet, ‘You can’t just assert things that are not true, that you WANT to be true.””

            “It’s one of the only times we can stop shouting at the television, thanks to her steadfast commitment to keeping people honest.” crooks&liars

            Joy Reid also stops them when they try to answer a question about Trump with “Hillary. . .” I love her challenges and takedowns, especially when several guests are on the show and follow suit.

          • Every so-called “journalist” needs to do that: when they ask a question about Trump’s bigotry or whatever, and the surrogate (or Trump himself) immediately goes to “Hillary…” they need to be cut off, told to answer the question or be kicked off the show.

          • True Blue

            #basketofdeplorables is getting some interest, even from David Frum, and then there’s this:

  • Quizzical
  • DPVA Statement on Mike Pence’s Virginia Visit

    Ahead of Mike Pence’s visit to Virginia, the Democratic Party of Virginia Communications Director Emily Bolton released the following statement:

    “After insulting our President and praising Vladimir Putin this week, Mike Pence released his tax returns, drawing renewed attention to Trump’s refusal to release his own returns, which breaks a precedent set by every major party nominee since 1976. A majority of Americans, and a majority of Republicans believe that Trump should release his tax returns. Trump’s returns could reveal even deeper ties to Russia. They could reveal the truth about his personal wealth, and answer questions about his dubious charitable giving. But until we see Trump’s returns, we simply can’t know, and are left to wonder, what is Trump hiding?”

  • Video: Trump strongly defended Romney on his disgraceful “47 percent” comments in 2012