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September 13, 2016

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grouch

Polls show many — even most — Trump supporters really are deeply hostile to Muslims and nonwhites

http://www.vox.com/2016/9/12/12882796/trump-supporters-racist-deplorables

"There is really no other way to say this: Polls suggests that, if anything, Clinton’s claim that “half” of Trump supporters are Islamophobic is an underestimate."

[...]

"This complicates Clinton’s claim that up to half of Trump supporters are “xenophobic.” They aren’t in the sense that they don’t seem to mind a French immigrant, even an undocumented one. But many are potentially xenophobic in the sense that they fear Mexican — and perhaps other Latino — immigrants, because of the cultural impact that may have on America."

[...]

"A poll from March and April by Reuters and Ipsos took a close look at this issue. It found that Trump supporters are more likely to say that, compared to white people, black people are viewed by Trump supporters as less intelligent, more lazy, more rude, more violent, and more criminal. About 40 to 50 percent of Trump supporters held at least one of these views, while fewer than 35 percent of Clinton supporters did."

grouch

Donnie baby is crying about moderators before the debate even begins:

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/trump-no-debate-moderator-228016

grouch

As 3,000 People Were Dying, Trump Bragged About How 9/11 Attacks Were Good For Him

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/09/11/15-years-ago-donald-trump-bragged-building-tallest.html

grouch

Another link that bears repeating:

The George W. Bush White House ‘Lost’ 22 Million Emails

http://www.newsweek.com/george-w-bush-white-house-lost-22-million-emails-497373

"For 18 months, Republican strategists, political pundits, reporters and Americans who follow them have been pursuing Hillary Clinton’s personal email habits, and no evidence of a crime has been found. But now they at least have the skills and interest to focus on a much larger and deeper email conspiracy, one involving war, lies, a private server run by the Republican Party and contempt of Congress citations—all of it still unsolved and unpunished.

Clinton’s email habits look positively transparent when compared with the subpoena-dodging, email-hiding, private-server-using George W. Bush administration."

Winter

It looks like elected Republicans are preparing their voters to eould have to get rid of democracy altogether if a majority of voters refuse to vote for Republican candidates:

Kentucky governor: Electing Hillary Clinton may eventually lead to violence
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/09/13/kentucky-governor-electing-hillary-clinton-may-eventually-lead-to-violence/

grouch

Winter:

I take no blame for that big-mouth, halfwit governor. My state seems determined to be the dumbest in the country. Educators here used to say, "At least we're not Mississippi." I haven't checked our national ranking for education in over a decade, so we may be 50th by now.

grouch

(Tv news this morning was all about Hillary's health. Nothing about Trump's crooked dealings coming to light. Nothing about the 'lost' emails of G.W.).

Linked from the same page Winter posted above:

Trump’s campaign says he’s given ‘tens of millions’ to charity, but offers no details and no proof

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/09/12/trumps-campaign-says-hes-given-tens-of-millions-to-charity-but-offers-no-details-and-no-proof/?tid=pm_politics_pop_b

grouch

http://politicsthatwork.com/graphs/income-growth-parties-middle-class

"Each bar shows the average change in the incomes of the bottom 90% of U.S. families when each party has controlled the presidency, controlled both houses of the legislature and when control of the houses of the legislature have been split. The data looks at all years since 1930."

"When Democrats control both houses of the legislature and the presidency simultaneously, the incomes of the bottom 90% of Americans have grown 4.43% per year on average. When Republicans have been in the same situation, the incomes of the bottom 90% of Americans have, on average, fallen by 2.29% per year."

DAMN YOU librul FACTS!

Millard Filmore

About that basket of deplorables thing ...

"A friend who was outside the arena [Asheville, North Carolina] posted to Facebook:

The entire rally was a downright terrifying window into the vision of America Trump supporters have. Many responded "fuck yes" when asked "do you support racism", which really threw me off. It isn't just liberal media making it seem like these rallies are angry and hate fueled... It's true."

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2016/09/deplorables-unmasked-by-bloggersrus.html

Winter

"basket of deplorables"

Hillary is savagely criticized for speaking the truth.

grouch

Millard Filmore:

That article gives us a view of a kinder, gentler basket of deplorables.

"Outside (per Facebook comments and cell phone photos), a Trump supporter who looked to be in his seventies punched an old lady wearing an oxygen bottle, knocking her to the ground."

grouch

There were five phantom donations in the files of Donald Trump’s foundation. Here’s what we know.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/09/12/there-were-five-phantom-donations-in-the-files-of-donald-trumps-foundation-heres-what-we-know/?tid=pm_politics_pop_b

"For another, the Trump Foundation seems to have repeatedly defied the Internal Revenue Service rules that govern nonprofits. It gave a prohibited political gift to help Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi (R). It appears to have bought items for Trump — including a $12,000 football helmet and a $20,000 portrait of Trump — despite IRS rules against "self-dealing" by charity leaders.

And, in at least five cases, the Trump Foundation may have reported making a donation that didn't seem to exist."

grouch

In response to that Claremont Institute "Flight 93 Election" essay...

An Attack on Founding Principles at the Claremont Institute

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/an-attack-on-founding-principles-at-the-claremont-institute/499094/

"So it is worth dwelling on the fact that the metaphor is histrionic, false, and absurd. “We have reached a point where otherwise intelligent people are suggesting that if you don't vote for the narcissistic, power-mad, uncontrollable, spoiled, dangerous, non-conservative, blowhard liar, that democracy is dead,” Ben Howe observed at Red State. “We're being told that it's important to ignore your reservations, ignore your genuine concerns, shut up and vote for a guy you may legitimately be concerned isn't mentally stable or trustworthy with nuclear codes.”"

Wayne Borean

An article about Conservativism and the Republican Party.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/conservatives-lost-republican-party-yuval-levin-2016-214228

Winter

Statistics rule:

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Invisible Guiding Hand’
Meet the little-known statistician behind the Democratic nominee's most important strategic decisions.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/hillary-clinton-data-campaign-elan-kriegel-214215

grouch

Donald Trump’s surprisingly shady charitable foundation, explained

http://www.vox.com/2016/9/13/12888492/trump-foundation

Stephen Reed

Tomi, I believe you understate what is going on with Hillary's health issue.

If I am right, you will be explaining very favorable polls for Trump between now and your next update.

grouch

Business as usual with the infotainment calling itself "news".

This Is What Trump Manages to Get Away With While Everyone Obsesses Over Clinton's Pneumonia

http://m.motherjones.com/media/2016/09/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-pneumonia-cnbc-interview

grouch

Just in case anybody not part of the Alternate Reality missed the bias...

In NYT's Hillary Clinton Coverage, An Obsession With 'Clouds' And 'Shadows'

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/new-york-times-cloud-shadow-clinton-coverage

"Things are dark and stormy in The New York Times coverage of Hillary Clinton – or maybe The Gray Lady has merely misplaced her thesaurus.

TPM Reader AR wrote in after he noticed that in recent months the go-to metaphors in the Times' Clinton campaign coverage were clouds and shadows."

grouch

Obama Critiques Media: Clinton And Trump Aren't Even Comparable

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama-clinton-trump-no-equivalence

"During a rally in Philadelphia for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, President Obama said it's impossible to compare Clinton to Donald Trump in a speech that was critical of media coverage of the presidential election.

"I’m not running this time, but I sure do get frustrated with the way this campaign is covered," he said. "You don't grade the presidency on a curve. This is serious business."

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