2673 posts categorized "Elections"

August 25, 2016

Jill Stein calls Julian Assange a hero

It gets worse and worse for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, because she keeps opening her mouth.

Cher says "my people won't believe" Donald Trump's pro-LGBTQ rhetoric

Clinton 10 Points Over Trump in New Quinnipiac Poll

Hillary Clinton Ties Trump to Klan, White Supremacists, Alt-Right in New Ad, Speech

Clinton: Trump is "taking hate groups mainstream"

Millennials emerge as most LGBT-friendly group in history

August 23, 2016

Charles Blow slams Trump's diversity director for helping a bigot

Charles M. Blow is on target as usual.

‘He’s an idiot’: Watch black voters react to Trump’s ‘What do you have to lose?’ pitch

Colbert mocks Trump’s black outreach: You’re already on fire so shoot yourself in the head

Trump staffers busted for posting racist memes and calling for violence against minorities

Our friend Ernest Hopkins comments:

Wow, as if his disingenuous speech to the 'African American' community wasn't enough, now we see his staff, priming the pump for the racists. It's pretty bad.

Gee, how can you resist a pitch like this: Your schools are crap, you live in squalor, you have no jobs and your kids are in prison! Let's be honest: this is not really aimed at black folks. No one with more dignity than Stepin Fetchit would buy that. Since he is so ignorant, someone should sit him down and tell him about Black Wall Street. About generations of struggle. About everyone from Nat Turner to Clementa Pinckney. About Madam C.J. Walker, Charles Drew, George Washington Carver, and Katherine Johnson. About the self-educated ex slave who became the most powerful speaker in our history. About the courage and discipline that sustained a bus boycott 60 years ago for more than a year despite threats and bombings. Tell him what Barack Obama has had to overcome to function as president. Tell him about Oak Bluffs. If he didn't treat African Americans like exotica, if he actually met with and listened to them, he might have picked up some of this stuff.

August 18, 2016

A look inside Marco Rubio's desperate fake support for queer rights

Congresswoman Norton battles interference in D.C. gun law

Thank you, Congresswoman. You are right.

Clinton meets with top police officers as Trump casts himself as "law and order" candidate

Obama: perception isn't reality

This is one of the qualities I admire the most about this president, though I do not underestimate the importance of public perception. Obama cares more about the reality behind the image crafting. Let the haters with their cheap shots do their worst. He is head and shoulders above them all.

August 17, 2016

Donald Trump's New Campaign Leaders Have Long History of Anti-LGBT Hate

Prominent gay Republicans urge RNC to stop funding Trump

Rudy forgets 9/11 in attack on Obama

Someone give Rudy warm milk and put him to bed.

Donald Trump, in shake-up, hires executive from Breitbart News for top campaign post

I am sure this will fix things right up.

"Trump's campaign has now entered the Hospice Phase"

The above tweet by conservative radio host Charlie Sykes is the line of the day, responding to the news that Trump has brought Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon on board his campaign. Another on-target tweet below.

August 16, 2016

Donald Trump will test migrants' support of gay rights to detect ISIS sympathizers

Trump states a position that the majority of his party opposes. Count me as a skeptic.

Trump-Supporting Media Spreading Polling Lies Which Could Fuel Violence if Clinton Wins

Mark Sanford: I support you, Mr. Trump. Now release your tax returns.

The former governor of South Carolina with a novel approach to hiking the Appalachian Trail endorses Donald Trump first, and asks him to do something second. He has obviously not read "The Art of the Deal." Neither have I, to be honest, but I assume Trump recommends a tougher approach to negotiating than that. With his particular experience, I'd have thought Rep. Sanford would know better than to give it away for free. But it seems clear that Trump is not going to release his tax returns, no matter what anyone says.

Vincent Orange resigns from the D.C. Council

It became official yesterday, August 15: Vincent Orange is gone from the D.C. Council. This City Paper article from 2010 shows some of the reasons why I consider this good news. In addition to having called his rival mayoral candidates in 2006 morally unfit for supporting marriage equality (he lost badly in that race), he falsely took credit for reforms at Pepco (and wrongly invoked my name while doing so).

Orange did some good things, though one bill he moved for us he only did after another Councilmember (I believe it was Jack Evans) held up one of his bills until Orange marked up the bill we wanted. Orange finally decided to support marriage equality after we had won. But he was the least trustworthy member of the Council, and his self-promotion was endless and exhausting. Democratic At-Large nominee Robert White, who is expected to be appointed to the vacant seat on an interim basis, will be a breath of fresh air on the Council.

Mike Pence Is the Real Extremist on the GOP Ticket

Key phrase:

"The irony is that Trump appears to be the extremist when he is a hollow grifter with a personality disorder. Mike Pence is the real deal."

(Hat tip: Ernest Hopkins)

August 14, 2016

Trump Spokesperson says Obama Started the War in Afghanistan

This would be an impressive achievement, since Obama was a state senator in Illinois when President George W. Bush ordered the invasion of Afghanistan in the aftermath of 9/11.

August 12, 2016

Mike Pence's Anti-Women, Anti-Gay, & Anti-Science Record

Disgraced Former Congressman Mark Foley Sits Behind Trump at Rally as Trump Slams Clinton for Mateen


August 10, 2016

Viewpoint: Trump, the Curious Christian Choice

My column this week looks at the odd alliance between the religious right and the utterly heathenish Trump.

August 09, 2016

Trump suggests "2nd Amendment" solution to Hillary picking judges

Please explain to to me what this means other than encouragement of an assassination. He has sunk to a level we have never seen before in a major-party candidate.

August 05, 2016

North Carolina: Appeals Court Refuses Stay On Ruling That Struck Down Racist Voter ID Law

Hannity shows why a blowout Trump loss won't end the GOP civil war

The fun continues! Sean Hannity approvingly tweeted a quote of Ben Carson saying, "It really boils down to one candidate who is of the people & one who is the epitome of the established ruling class." Dear Mr. Hannity, Dr. Carson is a loon. What's your excuse? Grief over Roger Ailes? ‪#‎StepBackHesGonnaBlow‬

August 04, 2016

Trump: 'I know far more about foreign policy' than Obama

Obama, what a slob. Could he get Mexico to pay for a wall? Fat chance. He couldn't even get them to pick up a check. I eat at the best restaurants, never pay a cent. I've slept with the top women in the world. I've had more foreign affairs than an airline pilot, believe me. But he reads briefing papers, oh, I'm so impressed. I could take a leak on his briefing papers. I don't need a briefing. Only pussies need a briefing. Oh, Mr. President, our nukes are just for show, you can't really use them. Fuck you! I'm the president. I don't like your attitude, I'll fire a missile up your ass. Hey, look at Mika over here wetting her panties. Don't worry, honey, I'm just joking with you. Where's the band? Play Hail to the Chief again. I love that. First rate theme music. Makes you wanna bomb somebody. Let 'em know who's in charge.

(Pardon me. I was just channeling The Donald. But then I remembered that when you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you, so I stopped.)

Blow: Trump Reflects White Male Fragility

Charles M. Blow is right. If you have watched some of Trump's recent rallies, you know that the racism and sexism he is tapping into are real and ugly and frightening.

Gaps in Melania Trump's immigration story raise questions

As Sue O'Connell, my editor at Bay Windows, says, "Oops."

Antigay Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp Won't Be Returning to Congress

Yes, Donald Trump. The electoral system is rigged – against African Americans.

Log Cabin Republicans continues to mull endorsement of Trump


A message for Donald Trump: Giving up a career isn’t the price that sexual harassment victims should pay

Gay congressman warns of Donald Trump's danger to LGBT rights

Fox News Poll Shows Clinton Beating Trump by Huge Margins on Nearly Every Topic