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Tuesday News: Long Past Time to “Drain the right-wing media swamp”; Abe Lincoln’s Thoughts on Donald Trump


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, October 25. Also check out Stephen Colbert’s “the ghost of Honest Abe has a few thoughts” about Donald Trump.

  • Video: Elizabeth Warren Turns Donald Trump’s ‘Nasty Woman’ Line Against Him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5u5VikRJuQ

    • True Blue

      Every time I hear Warren, I smile.

      “Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren ripped into Donald Trump on Hillary Clinton’s behalf at a rally in New Hampshire on Monday. Warren was playing the role of a sassy friend with the snark to say the things Clinton either could or would not say.”

      “‘Get this, Donald. Nasty women are tough. Nasty women are smart. And nasty women vote,’ Warren told a crowd of an estimated 4,000 folks bundled in jackets and vests on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, surrounding by blazing orange and red fall foliage. ‘And, on Nov. 8, we nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever.'” (NPR)

      • Love love LOVE Ellizabeth Warren. Maybe not quite as much as I love Michelle Obama, but still…she rocks!

  • Amazing that Trump is even getting 30% – or anything over ZERO percent – among college-educated women.


  • True Blue

    Where is the MSM is on this Trump fundraising scandal?

    “The Telegraph (UK) sent reporters undercover to a Trump super PAC, and what they found was a desperate group of supporters who are willing to illegally sell influence with Trump to foreign donors.”

    “The Telegraph reported:
    Senior figures involved with the Great America PAC, one of the leading “independent” groups organising television advertisements and grassroots support for the Republican nominee, sought to channel $2 million from a Chinese donor into the campaign to elect the billionaire despite laws prohibiting donations from foreigners.”

    “In return, undercover reporters purporting to represent the fictitious donor were assured that he would obtain “influence” if Mr. Trump made it to the White House.”

    “The Great America PAC is supported by top Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani and Trump’s own son Eric.”


    • Maybe they’re busy doing their 20-gazillionth profile of “white, working-class Trump voters” (hey, how about profiles of working-class voters who are NOT white? how about profiles of Clinton supporters? nah!)

  • True Blue

    Many of us spent countless “happy” hours on campaign work these past weeks and weekends, so we’re just now catching up on the news.

    Thank goodness for the two-week countdown and some humor in this “dark & stormy night” campaign season:

    “John Fugelsang suggests Donald Trump should win an Emmy for his Alec Baldwin impression:
    ‘Ridicule has always been one of the most effective tools against fascism and authoritarianism, and it is a civic duty of artists to go ahead and do this.’ Fugelsang also argues that comedians are demonstrating their unselfish love for country by opposing Trump, because a President Trump would be great for political comedy paychecks.”

    One commenter:
    I liked “went from win one for the Gipper to win one for the groper.”

    Also: ‘Hillary Supporters are Actually Happy’

    “It’s a positive campaign. Like the pantsuit flash mob dance-a-thon above, Hillary Clinton rallies and events are marked by a sense of joy.”

  • Quizzical
    • Anyone who thinks our Navy is “hollowed out” (and I know you don’t think that, of course!) knows nothing about how military power works. The fact is, a warship today is many orders of magnitude more powerful than one from 50, 60, 70 years ago. Same thing with one jet fighter today vs. our best fighter plane in WW2 or the Korean War or whatever. What is it about this extremely simple concept that’s difficult for so many people – mostly Republicans – to understand?