2727 posts categorized "Elections"

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.

Olbermann on Kathy ‘No Racism Before Obama’ Miller: ‘She IS the Trump Campaign’

For instant refutation of Mr. Miller, google "lynching" and click on Images. Warning: you will see horrifying photos of America's past.

Between Two Ferns with Hillary Clinton

Very funny. But of course this is not the first time Hillary's appeared on TV with a clown. Remember the Benghazi hearing? There was a whole carful.

Calling the men in white coats with butterfly nets

One of Elwood P. Dowd's friends at the rest home, otherwise known as the Libertarian candidate for President.

September 21, 2016

Olbermann - The secret behind Trump's terrorism plan

Clinton underscores LGBT rights to win over Millennials

Trump Jr. stole photo of Skittles to denigrate refugees – from a refugee

September 20, 2016

Column: Trump the Arsonist Plays Firefighter

My latest Blade column asks: With this con artist for a leader, who would need enemies?

It features a discussion on Trump and race by leadership and diversity consultant Robert Naylor Jr.

September 19, 2016

Believe me

Trump's gestures

I am sick of Trump's small set of gestures repeated endlessly. Also the way he sets his mouth. Bip the Clown, the stage persona of the late mime Marcel Marceau, could have delivered a Trump speech without saying a word -- except that Bip was pleasanter, and would have been more trustworthy with the nuclear launch codes.

McCrory staged fake Q&A to avoid questions on HB2

Obama Makes Powerful Plea: 'Everything We Stand For Is At Stake'

September 16, 2016

'Dr. Oz' Show Cuts Trump's Comments About Kissing His Daughter 'Every Chance' He Gets

On top of everything else, a high creep factor.

Robert White takes his seat as D.C. Councilmember At-Large

Congrats to freshly minted D.C. Councilmember Robert White (D-At-Large), who was sworn in today after being chosen by the D.C. Democratic State Committee to fill the unexpired term of recently resigned Councilmember Vincent Orange. In the picture below, CM White is joined by infant daughter Madison. Robert earned the highest GLAA rating in the At-Large primary race, which he won in June. He stands for a full term on November 8.

Unwinding a Lie: Donald Trump and ‘Birtherism’

The contemptible Mr. Trump tells another big lie as he acknowledges what was never in doubt: that President Obama was indeed born in America.

Michelle Obama campaigns for Hillary in Virginia

Excellent speech by Michelle Obama in which she talks about why she is inspired by Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s new hotel offers everything he claims to hate

Trump cries "America First" and calls for barring all Muslims from the country, then he fills the Trump International Hotel with imported goods and is ready with Qur'ans and prayer rugs for those who can afford his conspicuous-consumption rates. He deserves a prize for brass-fronted impudence (to take a phrase from Frederick Douglass) if he wins this election. Thanks to Dana Milbank for the tour.

September 15, 2016

Olbermann: All of Trump's Supporters Are Deplorable

Keith Olbermann is right.

Ivanka Trump Suggests Gay Male Couples Are Out of Luck in Donald Trump's Family Leave Plan

Donald Trump Jr. Makes Holocaust Joke in Attack on Hillary Clinton and the Media

Keep talking, clown.

Trump sparks concern, suspicion among LGBT Russians

Covering a crackpot

ICYMI: Obama stumping for Hillary in Philadelphia

The President was at his best on September 13 in Philadelphia, stumping for Hillary.

September 12, 2016

Charles Blow on the "basket of deplorables"

More wise words from Charles M. Blow at NYT.

Streisand rips Trump with Broadway classic at LGBT fundraiser

In case any Barbra fans missed it, here's Babs with her Trump parody version of "Send In the Clowns."

Tim Kaine: I Think the Catholic Church is Going to Change Its Position on Gay Marriage

I appreciate Sen. Kaine's sentiments, but I think if you read what Pope Francis has written, you would be less optimistic. His Holiness has a great pastoral gift, the value of which I do not minimize. But he remains a conservative, and he has made quite clear that, his personal kindness and graciousness notwithstanding, he has no intention of changing Church doctrine regarding women or gay people. Indeed, he is appallingly uninformed on the science of gender identity. The Catholic Church is not about to budge any time soon.

Hillary Clinton Body Double Conspiracy Theories Take Over Twitter

I wish this were a joke.

RNC Spokesman Refers to 'Deplorables' as 'Deportables' in Hilarious Typo

On 9/11, Trump noted on TV that his Financial District building was now the "tallest"

It's always about him. Always, always. Even on the worst, most horrific of days for our country.

Hillary Clinton: 9/11 "as close to a depiction of hell I’ve ever…seen"

September 08, 2016

Gary Johnson asks, "What is Aleppo?"

Oops. My favorite answers under the hashtag #WhatIsAleppo:

  • A line of baby food recalled by the FDA.
  • A beloved old resort in the Catskills.
  • A favorite clown at Ringling Bros.
  • The most underrated Marx Brother.

September 07, 2016

"Taco trucks and burner phones: Staring into the abyss of Trump surrogates"

My latest Blade column comes with a *Snark Warning*.

Naff: Trump punk’d us all

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Here is a portion of Blade editor Kevin Naff's editorial on Donald Trump:

The fact that Clinton isn’t leading him by 50 points says a lot about her own candidacy and the state of the American electorate. A Washington Post/ABC News poll last month showed that 59 percent of likely voters don’t believe Clinton is honest or trustworthy, and that’s down since January. Of course there are sexist double standards at work. (Imagine if Hillary showed up to her campaign rallies wearing a cheesy baseball cap, shouting at and berating her audiences.) With all of Trump’s self-inflicted wounds, Clinton should be destroying him in the polls.

No presidential candidate in American history has ever won by a thirty point margin, much less fifty points. Hillary's negatives are largely the result of a quarter-century campaign of GOP smears abetted by the media with its distorting obsession with "balance," as well as sexist double standards that are as blatant as they are vociferously denied by those employing them.

With all of that, and the political divisions in the country, it is no surprise that this race is so close despite pitting a staggeringly ignorant and reckless demagogue against a highly experienced, moderate, and level-headed stateswoman whom PolitiFact has rated the most honest politician other than President Obama. I have my differences with Hillary, but they pale in comparison with my horror at the prospect of a President Trump. Just think of the Supreme Court nominees we would get from each candidate. Then look at Trump's strange fondness for dictators and casualness regarding the use of nuclear weapons and torture.

We know far more about Hillary Clinton, while Trump refuses to release his tax returns. Trump's hypocrisy is incredible, as evidenced by his railing against the export of American jobs after doing just that with the manufacture of his line of clothing. He is a grifter and a con man, as Kevin suggests. He is far outclassed by Secretary Clinton. His relentless appeals to white nationalists alone should disqualify him. It is now two months before the election. Anyone who cares about the survival of our republic should get serious and support Hillary Clinton.

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