2759 posts categorized "Elections"

October 22, 2016

Early voting starts in D.C.

Capehart: Giuliani reacted like all bullies to Hillary's joke at Al Smith dinner

Donald Trump Jr. Says Serving as President Would Be 'A Step Down' for His Father

I say let's spare him the indignity.

Log Cabin announces decision to withhold endorsement from Trump

Overcoming Election Madness

My latest Blade column.

Captain Khan

As powerful a political ad as I have ever seen.

October 19, 2016

Melania Trump Blames Everyone But Donald

Once again so fabulous she must be rigged. Laura Benanti returns as Melania. (Note: she will appear at the Barns at Wolf Trap on Saturday, October 29, and will be joined by Potomac Fever of her dear late Uncle Robert's Gay Men's Chorus of Washington.)

October 16, 2016

SNL cold open: presidential town hall debate

Kate McKinnon is the star of this.

The 'global power structure' out to stop Trump

A brilliant line by a self-described feminist gadfly in Houston.

October 13, 2016

Michelle Obama in Manchester

Speaking Thursday at a rally for Hillary Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire, First Lady Michelle Obama eviscerated the Republican nominee for president without mentioning his name. As my friend Robert Naylor said, this was "another master class in political discourse." I cried as I watched her speak. This impassioned speech is one of the most powerful I have seen. Brava and thanks to her for this needed voice of passion and decency. We can do this.

October 11, 2016

Dr. Tyson on truth and politics


Banana Republican


Many of us watching the second debate Sunday night had the same thought as Trump threatened to jail Hillary. We don't do that in this country. America is not Venezuela.

Judge Overrules Gov. Scott, Extends Florida Voter Registration

Newsweek's Eichenwald exposes Wikileaks fraud, Trump as Kremlin mouthpiece

Clinton’s Ohio rally shatters attendance record

Olbermann: Here’s What’s Worthy of Anger

Another fine rant from Keith Olbermann.

Colbert responds to second Democratic debate

John Oliver on Guantánamo, Trump

John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, among other things, points out that the would-be strongman who is the Republican nominee for president wants to fill Guantánamo with prisoners and doesn't care about questions of constitutionality.

October 09, 2016

David Grosso earns perfect +10 rating from GLAA

Trump's (debate night) women

Van Jones: Trump is a superpredator

Obama On Trump: His Unbelievable Rhetoric Just Shows His Insecurities

"Show me on the ballot...."


Hypocrisy: Anti-LGBT activists stick with Trump despite video

We are not surprised.

You knew who Trump was when you endorsed him, Republican leaders

This is the key point regarding all the Republicans defecting from supporting Trump. The recording from 2005 only confirms the contempt for women that he has repeatedly displayed.

Ten Times Mike Pence Worked to Defeat the LGBT Community

Trump's defiant apology

A defiant apology (he pivots to attack Bill and Hillary Clinton) is no apology at all. He will not be able to restrain his impulse to go on the attack at tonight's debate. His diehards will eat it up; but I cannot imagine how he wins the additional voters he needs with this tactic.

October 05, 2016

Right Wing Host warns of Clinton 're-education camps'

Just one example of the avalanche of lunacy from the far right.

Libertarian VP Candidate Bill Weld Is Giving Up to Focus on Stopping Trump

No question on LGBT issues at VP debate

Lisa Keen of Keen News Service reported here and here on Tuesday night's VP candidate debate.

Six Trump statements that Pence tried to tweak, massage or erase

My main impression from the VP debate is of Mike Pence's lying and constant mugging for the camera. As Sen. Kaine calmly rattled off a long string of outrageous statements by Trump, the split screen showed Gov. Pence shaking his head in denial. Pence can spin his head around like Linda Blair in The Exorcist, but that won't erase what Donald Trump said. We have it on tape and in his tweets.

Kaine is pro-gay and pro-choice, as he strongly demonstrated during the debate. His faith prompted him to teach carpentry and welding as a missionary in Honduras. Pence is anti-gay and anti-choice. His faith prompts him to bully people.

Kaine's distinction between his personal faith and his duties as a government official is one of the best articulations of church-state separation that I have heard.

Pence repeatedly dodged opportunities to defend Trump's statements. As Kaine said of Pence, "He's asking everyone to vote for someone he cannot defend."

Regarding Trump's non-payment of taxes, Pence whistled past the graveyard, saying Trump "used the tax code just the way it's supposed to be used — he used it brilliantly." That won't fly.

Pence referred to the Democrats' "insult-driven campaign." Really? He is the running mate of Mister Insult. Only a half-wit would be persuaded by Pence's debate performance. I take that back. A half-wit might well be persuaded by Pence's performance to vote for Clinton and Kaine.

Trump’s Lounge Act Grows Stale

From my column this week:

Seasons and audiences change. The trash talk that got Trump attention in the noisy lounge of the primaries does not work in the main room of the general election.

September 29, 2016

Gingrich seeks unity with gay Republicans against "Islamic supremacism"

Report: Trump violated U.S. trade embargo against Cuba

Olbermann on Trump’s Russian Connection

New Yorker cover: Miss Congeniality

Definitely one of the mean girls.

September 27, 2016

Recreating the debate using Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

Scandals: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Once again, John Oliver is brilliant and hilarious.

September 23, 2016

@DCLogCabin rejects Trump endorsement

Clinton ad highlights Trump’s insults against women

Trump's habitual misogynistic ugliness.