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Thursday News: Is Trump “a liar or a crackpot?”; “Today Was the Worst Day Yet”; RIP Mary Tyler Moore

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, January 26.

  • Video: Anyone who watches this Trump interview has to conclude he’s completely unhinged, deranged, etc. This isn’t partisan, he’s just nuts.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L85xTGQHUWc

  • Pelosi: I Feel ‘Sad, Sorry’ for ‘Insecure’ Trump After Voter Fraud Comments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K30atUM3BdI

  • True Blue

    Mendacious. Mercurial. Menacing. Megalomaniacal. Massive Mistake.

    Trump’s own – Manipulative – words:

    “One thing I’ve learned about the press is that they’re always hungry for a good story, and the more sensational the better. The point is that if you are a little different, or a little outrageous, or if you do things that are bold or controversial, the press is going to write about you.

    “I play to people’s fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That’s why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole. It’s an innocent form of exaggeration — and a very effective form of promotion.”

  • Southern Liberal

    Because of the events of 2016, the Doomsday Clock may be moved closer to midnight.
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/26/world/doomsday-clock-2017/index.html

  • True Blue

    It’s always been about destroying American democracy! When is Bannon’s State Run Propaganda, aka Trump TV, setting up shop in the West Wing? Or is he just going to use new RWNJ appointees to Voice of America for now to spread more lies abroad, to troops, etc. as reported by R. Maddow last night?

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/22/steve-bannon-trump-s-top-guy-told-me-he-was-a-leninist.html

    “I met Steve Bannon. . . at a book party held in his Capitol Hill townhouse on Nov. 12, 2013. He never called himself a “populist” or an “American nationalist,” as so many think of him today. “I’m a Leninist,” Bannon proudly proclaimed. Shocked, I asked him what he meant.”

    ““Lenin,” he answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.” Bannon was employing Lenin’s strategy for Tea Party populist goals. He included in that group the Republican and Democratic Parties, as well as the traditional conservative press.”

    “I emailed Bannon last week recalling our conversation, telling him that I planned to write about it and asking him if he wanted to comment on or correct my account of it. He responded: “I don’t remember meeting you and don’t remember the conversation. And as u can tell from the past few days I am not doing media.””

  • Video: Who March the World? Girls. | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pEcvteQo9g

  • Robert Reich referring to this new poll by Quinnipiac:

    Trump — obsessed about his ratings — isn’t doing well. A new Quinnipiac University poll out today put his approval rating among American voters at 36 percent overall, 33 percent among women, 35 percent among Independents. In Quinnipiac’s first poll of Barack Obama’s presidency, Obama was approved by almost 60 percent of American voters.
    Sad.