Trump to Crowd: Take Hillary Detail’s Guns – “See What Happens to Her”

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From Tommy Christopher at the Daily Banter:

Joking about assassination wasn’t enough. Now this:

Take their — let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away. Okay? It would be very dangerous.

Trump doesn’t say who should “take away their guns,” exactly, he’s just saying. Take away their guns.

The media isn’t playing this like the incitement his assassination joke was, but this is textbook. The dangerous part is Trump’s lie that Hillary wants to repeal the Second Amendment, which, given the strong feelings people have about that, is an exceedingly reckless lie to tell.

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Elizabeth Warren Tells Wells Fargo Chief To Resign

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From Blue Gal – Frances Langum at Crooks and Liars:

Just in case you thought Elizabeth Warren didn’t belong right where she is.

Just in case you thought it would be a “promotion” for Elizabeth Warren to be Hillary’s running mate. (Really?)

And just in case you forgot all these banking bozos and the “independent” research agencies that rate them aren’t STILL in bed with each other after the financial crisis of 2008, presenting the recipient of Morningstar’s 2015 CEO of the Year award, Wells Fargo chief John Stumpf.

Each year Morningstar recognizes a chief executive who exhibits commendable corporate stewardship, demonstrates independent thinking, creates lasting value for shareholders, and puts his or her stamp on an industry.

Senator Elizabeth Warren differs.

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The Both Sides of ‘Both Sides’

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From The Big Empty:

via Raw Story:

“I think the big question about Obama is not where he was born or his faith. The big question about Obama is has he been — has he considered himself more of a globalist than an American,” Alex Castellanos told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, before adding, “There is an otherness to this president. And people have tried to exploit that politically in different way.”

In spite of Trump’s admission that Obama is an American citizen and in spite of all the previous evidence that proves Obama is an American citizen, why would conservatives, such as Alex Castellanos, cling to the lie that the president is somehow not normal, not American, not, in other words, like the rest of us? Why would Castellanos even bother to perpetuate such nonsense? Was his only goal to out himself as a “unredeemable” racist and xenophobe? If it was, he surely accomplished his task.

Now imagine if Castellanos had not said what he said.

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Terrorism Is Not New And
Is Not Our Biggest Problem

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From Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger:

Trump and the Republicans (and to a slightly lesser extent, Clinton and the Democrats) would have you believe that terrorism is a new problem, and one of our biggest problems. Neither of those ideas is true.

The truth is that presidents have had to deal with terrorism for a long time.

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The Trump Effect

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From Dave Dubya at Freedom Rants:

Colin Powell accurately asserted Trump’s birtherism is nothing but racism. Every non-racist knows this.

Every non-bigot knows Trump’s smearing of a reputable judge as being incapable of performing his duty because of his Mexican heritage was open bigotry.

And every non-racist knows this racism gave rise to Trump’s political ascendancy. His legions of ignorant neo-fascist haters have grown more emboldened.

The ignorance, hate and racism have become a toxic and vile rot in our society. Now it is spreading to the young.

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Give Us More Ambition in a President, Please

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From Jonathan Bernstein at BloombergView:

In a hacked e-mail, former Secretary of State Colin Powell rapped Hillary Clinton for her “unbridled ambition,” counting it among the reasons he wasn’t eager to support her (even as he holds views of Donald Trump that are far more hostile).

I’m not sure what makes someone’s ambition “unbridled,” unless it just means she has a lot of it. If that’s what Powell meant, why is this a bad thing?

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Old GOP Line: Obama is the “Other”
New Line: Obama Still the “Other”

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From driftglass:

Used to be circuses were fun. A place to go to get away from the cares of the world.

And it used to be that the existence of white supremacists and their fellow-traveling useful bigot idiots (Useful Bigiots?) was something we could acknowledge. Hell, we could even mock their racism and idiocy on national teevee:

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Police Doing It Right

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From PZ Myers at Pharyngula:

I know most of you heard about the explosion in New York that injured a score of people and led to Trump using it to foment fear and hatred to bump up his poll numbers. We also had an incident in Minnesota, in a St Cloud mall (I’ve been there many times!), where a man went on a stabbing spree, and shouted something about Allah. Eight people were injured, and the guy wielding the knife was killed — which goes to show that it is kind of helpful to get guns out of the hands of these bad people.

But here’s the thing…Minnesota does have a substantial population of Muslims, largely Somali immigrants. They don’t have a violent reputation. But when the St Cloud police chief went on Fox News, of course the Foxites assumed we had a terrible race/immigrant problem here, and tried to stir up some inflammatory racist assumptions and remarks. Chief William Blair Anderson would have nothing to do with it, and actually made a helpful reply.

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From Capt. Fogg at Human Voices:

A disaster. Obama’s policies have been a dis-ASTER! says one millionaire to the other like some kind of a club password or secret society handshake. How so? I ask and just what policies do you mean? Things get quiet really quick and I can almost hear the unspoken malediction: “y’ain’t from aroun’ here, arya?”

No I’m not, I’m from a place called reality and it can be a lonesome place for sure.

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What do you have to lose? Plenty!

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From Iron Knee Political Irony:

Donald Trump keeps asking “What do you have to lose?” — you know by voting for him? Well, this week we saw some answers.

First, a British economic forecasting firm estimates that if Trump gets elected and implements just his existing economic proposals, it would cost the US $1 trillion over the next five years. Trump’s proposals would also cost 4 million jobs in the US, slow down global growth, raise consumer prices and hurt US consumer spending, and (of course) probably spark trade wars with other countries.

Ironically, the people who would bear the brunt of this major hurt would be industrial workers, who are the suckers who are mainly voting for him.

The Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania (which happens to be Trump’s alma mater) says the same thing, as does Moody’s Investors Service.

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