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Monday News: Lying, Ignorant, Predatory Dictator-Wannabe Trump Hits “A New Low In American Democracy”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, October 10. Also check out Joy Reid comparing Trump to a dictator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Malaysia, threatening to “jail his political opponent.”

  • Video: Montage of Trump sniffing his way through second debate


  • Trump Virginia Chair Corey Stewart:

    Just got word. Republican women in Virginia, Maryland and perhaps other states are organizing a demonstration in support of Trump at RNC Headquarters in Washington tomorrow. Tell the RNC that you stand by Trump. The protest starts at 2:00 at 310 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro Station is Capitol South.

  • Video: Dana Bash says Trump threat to put Clinton in jail like Stalin, Hitler, “dictators in Africa” – “stunning” to happen in the United States of America


  • True Blue

    Make America Grope Again? He looked like the Hulk or Lurch, pacing and trying to intimidate her; gross versus grace.

  • Quizzical
  • Joe Mancini

    I am heartsick and disgusted. It is now the Trumpublican Party, and to hell with it.

  • Dan Rather:

    As Donald Trump paced menacingly last night on stage, as he threatened Hillary Clinton with imprisonment even though her actions have already been subjected to the arm of justice, as he batted away concerns over the leaked audio of him boasting of sexual assault as mere “locker room talk”, the cumulative image for millions of votes, I suspect, is that this is a man who, at a fundamental level, does not understand what it means to be an American. And thus, by logical extension, he has no business being president.

    Teddy Roosevelt famously stated: “No man is above the law and no man is below it, nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.” That is our national creed. I can hear the Trump partisans howling that Clinton has subverted the law on multiple occasions. It is their right to do so, but it must be pointed out that she has never been found guilty of anything. You can then resort to conspiracy theories as to why that may be the case. But those too have never been proven by fact.

    Trump by contrast boasts of how the law should not apply to him. As crude as the nouns were in that leaked audio tape, what was most offensive was the relish with which he outlined a host of actions – the verbs – for which the rule of law says he does not have the right to act without consent. Yet his voice reeked of the privilege of a man who believed his celebrity removed any such constraints. When he told HIllary Clinton in the debate she would “be in jail” if he were president, those are the threats of a despot, tyrant, or monarch – not a president governed by our Constitution.

    It was John Adams who penned the phrase, “a government of laws, and not of men.” This is how our Founding Fathers saw our national destiny. This is the spirit that our citizens, over the ages, have demanded of our political leaders follow. I suspect it is something most Americans still believe.

  • Video: Lying liar Kellyanne Conway says Trump’s threats to put Hillary Clinton in jail just “a quip”


  • Video: Pence says Trump threatening to imprison Clinton was “one of the better moments of the debate last night.” This guy is sick.


  • Quizzical

    An example of Trump’s recklessness in the debate is his response when she explained that she was referring to Lincoln in a speech when she talked about how it is sometimes necessary to have a public position and a private position. He flatly accused her of lying without any hesitation, to the cheers of his supporters. Yet it turns out she was telling the truth.

    Here is what Factcheck.org had to say about that:

    “Clinton invoked Abraham Lincoln in defending a comment she made in a paid speech to apartment building landlords about politicians needing “a public position and a private position.”

    “The question referred to a private email message — posted by Wikileaks — outlining some possibly troublesome passages from Clinton’s paid speeches, the transcripts of which she has not made public. It included this passage, supposedly from a transcript of a speech Clinton made to the National Multi-Family Council (a trade group for the apartment industry) on April 24, 2013 (emphasis added):

    “Clinton (as quoted by Wikileaks): You just have to sort of figure out how to — getting back to that word, “balance” — how to balance the public and the private efforts that are necessary to be successful, politically, and that’s not just a comment about today.

    “That, I think, has probably been true for all of our history, and if you saw the Spielberg movie, “Lincoln,” and how he was maneuvering and working to get the 13th Amendment passed, and he called one of my favorite predecessors, Secretary Seward, who had been the governor and senator from New York, ran against Lincoln for president, and he told Seward, I need your help to get this done. And Seward called some of his lobbyist friends who knew how to make a deal, and they just kept going at it.I mean, politics is like sausage being made. It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.

    “So we find Clinton was correct to this extent: If the Wikileaks quote is accurate — and Clinton did not dispute it — she was indeed holding the Great Emancipator up as an example to justify taking one position in public and another in “back room discussions.” But she also was conceding that she sometimes feels it politically necessary to be “two faced,” to use the phrase posed by the questioner.”

  • Video: Pat Robertson claims Trump bragging about grabbing p*ssy is just about looking “macho,” no biggie. Note that this crackpot has given $725k to Virginia Republicans over the years (http://www.vpap.org/donors/10715-marion-g-robertson/?start_year=all&end_year=all)