Scumbag Republican Senator Prays for Obama’s Death

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From Tommy Christopher at the Daily Banter:

Luckily, we’ve only got to put up with seven more months of this derangement before Hillary derangement takes over, but this is still pretty sick. At the “Faith and Freedom” shindig, Sen. David Perdue of Georgia hilariously joked that God might just smite Obama if they all prayed hard enough:

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Racists, Bigots, and Trump

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From Iron Knee Political Irony:

There are many theories of why people support Donald Trump. One theory is that the voters are angry and hate the political establishment. Middle class workers have been hurt by the economy and are desperate to find someone who can shake things up. Or at least stand up to the special interests who are sucking our country dry for their own benefit. For example, an article in The New Yorker summed up Trump’s appeal this way:

The base of the [Republican] Party, the middle-aged white working class, has suffered at least as much as any demographic group because of globalization, low-wage immigrant labor, and free trade. Trump sensed the rage that flared from this pain and made it the fuel of his campaign.

But a detailed analysis of the 2016 American National Election Study has a simpler explanation.

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AGs Who Got Trump Donations Dropped Investigations

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From Kathy Gill at The Moderate Voice:

Donald Trump donated money to the political campaigns of two state attorneys general and their offices dropped investigations into Trump University.

Trump launched online Trump University courses in 2005. By 2007, negative reports began surfacing about the sales technique for the three-day course. Nevertheless, in 2007 the Bush Administration gave Trump University an indirect endorsement when the Small Business Administration jointly developed an online course, “How to Start a Business on a Shoestring Budget,” with Trump.

By 2010, news organizations began reporting complaints about the three-day course. The Better Business Bureau gave Trump University a near failing grade of D-. The state Education Department in New York finally demanded that Trump drop “university” from the name of the company. The new (now defunct) name: Trump Entrepreneur Institute.

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How Kim Jong-Un Understands the Power of Donald Trump

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From Joe Hagstrom at MadMikesAmerica:

It was with great delight I found that the North Korean press has endorsed my good friend Donald Trump for President. The North Koreans under Dear Leader Kim Jong-Un understand true leadership and power.

Donald’s rants against the press no doubt impressed Dear Leader Kim. Like Dear Leader, Donald understands that freedom means keeping weirdos, hippies and anyone else that agrees with leaders like him and dear leader must be silenced. Sadly all Don has to silence them is fear and insults while dear leader has a secret police that isn’t so secret to shut up the nabobs. But when Don is elected he will be able to exercise true leadership and use the tools of government to silence the freaks and make America greater than North Korea.

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Chronicle of Our Republic’s Death Foretold

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From nojo at Stinque:

When Spy magazine first published its fateful description of Donald Trump as a “short-fingered vulgarian” thirty years ago — thirty years ago! — Trump reacted in the most Trumpian way possible: He said he knew people who knew things, and Spy would fold within a year.

Leading Spy to respond in the most Spy way possible: A monthly sidebar quoting Trump’s prediction and counting down the days, headlined “Chronicle of Our Death Foretold”.

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What Gun Nuts Actually Said was Worse Than ‘Deceptive’ Silence

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From Tommy Christopher at the Daily Banter:

To hear conservatives tell it, Yahoo News anchor and executive producer of the documentary Under the Gun Katie Couric committed high crimes and misdemeanors against gun-nuttery when one of her editors followed a question about background checks with eight seconds of silence, when in reality, the group of gun enthusiasts had given immediate responses. Couric has apologized, because of course she has, but it doesn’t seem like anyone has actually stopped to listen to the answers Couric’s editor cut out of the film, because if anything, she should be apologizing to the families of all the gun violence victims, not the gun nuts. She did the cause of unfettered access to guns a huge favor.

Really, she did them several favors, because not only did that edit cover up the completely insane and stupid answers these people gave, Couric also failed monumentally even in the interview. Here’s the audio of the two minutes following that fateful question, which was, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorist from walking into, say, a licensed gun dealer and purchasing a gun?”

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Great

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From Capt. Fogg at Human Voices:

Quite frankly, nobody is going to make America great again, at least not to any universal agreement. Nor is it really possible to define the word. That’s why it makes such a catchy campaign slogan. Everyone has his own notions about greatness. For some it means to make America white again, for others it means to return to a day when this was a manufacturing powerhouse and assembly line jobs allowed workers to be part of a booming middle class, a time when foreign competition was feeble and public tastes preferred domestic goods. It’s not going to happen and temporal dysphoria, like entropy, will increase. Short of an apocalypse, the world continues to get smaller.

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The Continuing Scam of Veterans

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From Iron Knee at Political Irony:

Some people might argue that the Trump University scandal is old news. That Donald Trump did that back when he was a businessman, so it was ok to swindle people out of their money for his own enrichment. But if he becomes president, he will be our scumbag swindler, using his evil powers to make America great again (whatever the hell that means).

And yet, even now, Trump continues to con people. Remember when he decided to skip one of the Republican debates because Fox News had been mean to him? He held a “fund raiser for veterans” instead, which he claimed had raised $6 million dollars. Then the Washington Post checked into it, and found that far less had actually been disbursed to veterans groups.

So caught lying by the media, Trump did what he always does —

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How To Make Punditing a Lot More Interesting

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From driftglass:

The fundamental problem with the pundit class is that they have absolutely no personal stake in anything they say. If they get one thing even marginally right, they wear it a Medal of Freedom until the end of their days. But when get something wrong? When they get many things wrong? When they get most things wrong — big things, life-and-death things — over and over again, year after year after year?

Then what happens?

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A Challenger Arises

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From Vixen Strangely at Strangely Blogged:

You can read the text of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech here. Clinton broke down point by point a handful of the very wrong things that Donald Trump has said with a brief explanation of why he’s very wrong. There might be some areas where Clinton’s perspective about policy and political reality differs from mine, but to see her define Trump as badly informed and of poor, not to say dangerously rash (OK–exactly to say that!) temperament was necessary.

This is something that no Republican primary challenger could have done, because in being knee-jerk opponents to anything President Obama has done, they at least had to support Trump’s constant, if wrong, criticisms. Clinton, as part of Obama’s circle, has an intimate knowledge of why some things were done, and not others.

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