Accuracy in Media

When the media went with the recording of Donald J. Trump’s dirty talk about women, the result was predictable. Some terrified Republicans abandoned ship. But the ship was not sinking. Trump used the personal attacks as fuel for a counter-offensive that had the media—and Hillary—reeling.

During the debate, Trump praised Hillary for having the will to fight. But it’s Trump who is anxious and willing to fight, especially when he is attacked on spurious grounds with words spoken 11 years ago. He effectively turned the tables—assembling female victims of the Clintons in a news conference before the debate—and then made reference to some of them during the debate. These were not words, he emphasized. These women were actual victims. And Hillary was one of the victimizers.

The Republicans who abandoned Trump were victims, in a sense, as well. They had gotten scared in the face of a carefully orchestrated attack using a major liberal media organ, The Washington Post. They figured that the only way out, in order to stay on the side of the media, was to dump Trump. But Trump’s aggressive performance in the debate means that the “self-righteous” Republicans who abandoned him are going to suffer even more. Trump supporters turned on Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan after he disinvited Trump from a Wisconsin GOP event. Rep. Joe Heck, a Republican running for an open Senate seat in Nevada, was booed at a rally when he announced he would no longer back Trump’s campaign.

Ryan may survive in his race, since he has a safe Republican seat, but other Republicans who turned their backs on Trump because of the 11-year-old videotape could experience the Trump Train leaving them behind on the way to victory in November.

Trump has figured out the way to victory. It is confronting media bias and rubbing salt in the wounds of the corrupt Democratic ticket. Republicans who don’t get the message and insist on playing patty-cake with their opponents are risking, or even inviting, defeat. They are alienating the voters they need to win.

Trump’s powerful attacks on Clinton corruption followed the disastrous performance by Democratic Senator Tim Kaine (VA) in the vice-presidential debate. Kaine was equipped only with bad manners. The viewers could see he had no substance behind the frequent interruptions.

Trump’s genius was in forcing the media to cover the facts of womanizing and actual behavior, rather than mere words, by producing and talking about the actual victims of the Clintons. In effect, he exposed Hillary as a fake feminist who uses women to gain political power, even when they are being abused by her own husband.

Let this be a lesson to timid and cowardly conservatives and Republicans. When a “scandal” breaks out that seems to threaten the Republican candidate, take a deep breath and think about why the story is being released at that time. Think about what impact the story is designed to have. In this case, the story was almost too good to be true, from Trump’s perspective. Sure he was being accused of talking dirty about women. But his Democratic opponent is a woman who actually abuses other women—women who jeopardize her hold on power. The spectacle of four of the women abused by the Clintons sitting in that debate arena was a masterstroke. Three of them were sexually abused by Bill Clinton. The other was 12-years-old when Hillary defended her accused rapist.

And what was Mrs. Clinton’s reaction to this during the debate when Trump brought it up? She said nothing. What could she say? Her strategy is that the media will go on the attack against Trump. That is all she has.

She was so flustered, as Trump pointed out, that she actually compared herself to Honest Abe Lincoln, when asked to comment on a secret speech declaring “private” and “public” positions on the issues  She mumbled something about a Civil War film. It was a complete meltdown. No wonder she refused to release the speeches.

If we had a media with even a semblance of objectivity and balance, a comparison to Honest Abe would sink the Hillary candidacy and cause Democrats to flee from her. But the media are determined to do everything in their power to save her. So the post-debate discussion on CNN was about whether Trump was contrite enough over the sex talk.

The attacks from the media and his fellow Republicans have energized Trump, making him into a formidable force of social and political change. It’s Trump, not Clinton, who is the real fighter.

He took on the biased questions and follow-ups in the debate, commenting at one point that it was three against one, counting the two moderators on the side of Hillary. It didn’t matter. Trump still won.

The path to victory for Trump consists of turning the tables on the media backers of Hillary Clinton. Such a strategy paid dividends on Sunday night. As the saying goes, he killed two birds with one stone. Trump towered over Hillary on the debate stage, as she tried to gather strength sitting on the stool, and he towered over his media accusers.

Another timid Republican, New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, who is also in a tight race, backed away from her comment that Trump is a role model for youth and says she can no longer support Trump for president. But in taking on liberal media bias and political double standards, Trump is a giant among men. This is confrontational public relations at its best.

Going forward, Trump will have to add to his list of adversaries the cowardly Republicans who would rather please the media than expose corruption in the political process. The evidence indicates that he is prepared to run over them as well. Win or lose, Trump will emerge as the leader of a new Republican Party that no longer brown-noses the liberal media elites.




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Comments

  • Ted

    There is absolutely no basis whatsoever on which ANYONE can make and legitimately defend the case that Donald Trump should be the next U.S. President.

    For those whose mindset prevents them for voting for Hillary Clinton … either skip voting altogether or vote only the down ballot. Johnson and Stein are not suitable alternatives, either, and neither is a write-in vote.

  • Howard Beatty

    Donald Trump should be the next U. S. President.

    1. Pro-growth economic policies – lower taxes, less regulations
    2. Supreme Court nominees who will interpret laws according to the Constitution
    3. Secure the borders
    4. Repeal Obamacare and replace with alternative specified by Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation or House Republicans
    4. Support Education choice for parents
    5. Prohibit Hillary Clinton from further unlawful “extremely careless” handling of top secret confidential emails; from further selling of federal government pay to play and eliminate chance of blackmail of her by those who hacked her server.

  • And this is what you should have written over 6 months ago as opposed to denigrating him. Glad you came to your senses Cliff !!

  • This is a person who knows everything,political jungle,and how everyone thinks. Listen to his advice and yet like him,I for one am glad he’s not voting.

  • Steven Barrett

    Howard, are you sure you want Trump along with his pal Alabama’s Senator Jeff Sessions, a member of the Senate Judiciary Cmte. working hand in hand to select the next possible three Supreme Court Justices . . . after reading this recent story in today’s Huffington Post? C’mon, the guy doesn’t believe grabbing a woman by the vagina is a criminal matter. Talk about two tweedledee Dumbos. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-sessions-trump-sexual-assault_us_57fbb902e4b068ecb5e06988?section=& )
    Do you have think of the women dearest in your life and ask yourself if you can say the same thing to them as Sessions did and Trump gamely tried to apologize for making light of before you start typing.

  • maryloujb

    I hope all the so called conservatives that have abandoned Trump lose their seats. Then they will have to get a job in this economy and apply for Obamacare. Then, if Hillary wins and lets thousands of Muslims in the country , I hope it is their wife and daughters that get the meat cleaver while shopping at their local mall.

  • warriorgal

    Fellow Americans, We need to acknowledge Almighty God is the ONE using Donald TRUMP as a battle axe to expose & uproot the gross darkness in our nation. There is another darkness, even much more sinister & appalling to Holy God. It is the shedding of innocent blood. We have been silent in the name of convenance when it has come to LIFE. Democrats, Margret Sanger founder of Planned Parenthood, a racist, role mold to Hillary, have been successful in murdering 60 MILLION unborn. The Democrat Party’s pet project fuels darkness, death into our nation while so called Christians ignore the cries of 60 million unborn babies. The Almighty is just, why should he allow Western Christian America to continue OUR “American dream”, while His dream for these precious babies have gone ignored. I believe if WE do not repent as the Church of America, all Christians, we WILL lose our place in history. This election is good vs evil. Truth is the Western Church is a mess. There is no power in many churches only a form of godliness. God forgive us for ignoring the cries of our precious unborn babies made in his image. I’m telling you there is a correlation between abortion & this election. Just recently in NYC “The Temple of Baal Arch” was secretly brought into NYC Hall Park. There were many enraged that such an abomination would be erected. You say, and do what. Baal Worship is where children were sacrificed to the devil, that’s so what. This was an attempt to open as they say, “a spiritual portal”, so more innocent blood would be spelt on the land. Thank God a number of Christians were present & repented for this abomination. I don’t care what some may think, this darkness is real. The ONLY hope for America is AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN. National REPENTANCE. I pray God’s mercy will triumph over judgment. The Bible speaks of the number 11 as judgment. I find it interesting the video of TRUMP was 11 years ago. 9/11/01, 9/11/12 Bengazhi, then just recent Hillary (evil) had her very own 9/11/16 only she was not left to die like our 4 Americans in Bengazhi. America will SHAKE as never before & by Oct 24th America it will be shaking violently. Hold tight to God. God is absolutely good!

  • Aint So

    Trump is no victim here. He is a first class sexual predator and only an idiot or a liar would make him out to be otherwise. The only thing he has going for him is that his opponent is not just a really evil individual as he is but is a servant of the Devil who openly seeks to subjugate, torment and destroy as many of her own race as possible. What a choice.

  • PhilByler

    Trump will nominate constitutional conservatives to the U.S. Supreme Court, rebuild the U.S. Military and pursue business friendly policies to spur economic growth. Hillary will nominate activist judges who will destroy American democracy operating in the structure of a constitutional republic, continue subjecting the U.S. Military to left wing social experimentation and will pursue Big Government spending programs that are killing the economy and creating an onerous debt load. What else do you need to know?

  • missieb2000

    So where are these ‘victims’ of Trump? Believe me, heaven and earth is being turned over to find one, any one credible woman to claim she was assaulted by Trump.
    They have found none because there are none. Clinton however, had a row full of survivors.

  • missieb2000

    Bullish!t. Trump has business experience. Show me one victim of his assault. Just one. I”ll wait…….

  • Howard Beatty

    Steven
    What Trump said was horrible but allowing Hillary to put three ultra-liberal justices on the Supreme Court will mean loss of all freedoms not condoned by the left wing federal government. Congress will be irrelevant.

    Say goodbye to the Second Amendment (woman no longer being able to arm themselves with weapons of their choice), First Amendment (freedom to worship and practice your chosen religion, LGBT “rights” forcing people to celebrate “marriage” they don’t believe in and men in women’s restrooms) and Tenth Amendment (no state’s rights, all power to the federal government).

    What about the safety concerns of sanctuary cities enabling unlawful illegal immigrants to stay in this country?

    What about local and state officials vs. federal government being able to decide whether unvettable Syrian immigrants can relocate next door in a family neighborhood?

    What about a mother’s ability to choose the best school for her child vs. a government one-size fits all?

    What about a growing economy that allows a mother to work if she wishes vs. a continuation of the worst recovery in 80 years? (The 2008 recession ended in 2009 according to Obama, so whatever credit you want to give him ended then. His policies since then have discouraged business investment and therefore job growth.)

    What happens to Hillary’s giveaway programs when the rich run out of money or choose to quit working so hard? What about middle class workers in the luxury car, boat, hotel and restaurant industries losing their jobs when the rich stop buying those items because they are paying more in taxes? Tax money is not free.

    Again, Trump’s words were abhorrent but he is not a danger to everyday Americans. Hillary’s policies will be.

  • D Hall

    and steve and his friends read Fifty Shades of GRAY SECRETLY

  • D Hall

    A sexual predator???? That title belongs to Slick willie CLINTONWHILE his corrupt wife stood by.and destroyed any woman who had the guts to say anything plus threaten a young Air Force Officer
    if she said anything,about bill’s molestation of HER on Air Force One ,that her career would be over
    Did Trumps words,Hurt anyone,cause our troops deaths,make hundreds of thousands of E Mails
    Disappear, Cause the upheaval in SYRIA,, lie to the parents of our butchered men,while standing over tier coffins.

  • Howard Beatty

    Warriorgal,

    You make a lot of heartfelt good points. A friendly comment . . . If you could break your post up into paragraphs, your thoughts would be even more impactful.

  • sox83cubs84

    You make a lot more sense than Ted.

  • Steven Barrett

    Howard, relax, there’s no way the Second will go the way of the act that brought in Prohibition. There are too many legitimate owners of registered firearms who also happen to be liberals who won’t vote their Constitutional Right away any more than they want to vote anybody else’s. Hell, just look at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ stands on firearms. LOL, besides, if the liberals couldn’t get the ERA passed, take cheer in that fact knowing that there’s no way in hell they’ll ever manage to yank the Second out of the Bill of Rights.
    As for the Tenth, that’s not going anywhere either. It was part of the original constitution written by John Adams in between his two overseas diplomatic journeys. He wrote it for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ budding legislature and it stands as the oldest extant Constitution of its kind and the model for the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that followed in the wake of Shay’s Rebellion. He insisted upon the Tenth remaining in the Bill of Rights because it protected the Commonwealth’s and any state’s rights to create its own laws in such fashion that they do not violate the national Constitution. (This is where the South went off the rails when the so-called confederacy committed treason in 1861.)
    Liberals as well as conservatives and moderates well understand that the Tenth Amendment, so long as it is not abused as it was by the South during Andrew Jackson’s administration and of course, the Civil War of secession and Civil Rights struggles of the Sixties.
    You brought up a lot of interesting points, but I think you’re overly worried about a lot of things Clinton’s just not going to even bother getting involved with. She’s more interested in shoring up the economy and keeping Putin at bay than micromanaging society like so many conservatives have been misled into believing.

  • warriorgal

    Thank you Howard. I didn’t realize I was going to text all that. I did it so fast, I just text it as it came. Thank you. 🙂

  • BakkenBill

    This is another one of Many reasons to clean out the House and Senate. The Paul Ryan career politicians need to go!
    They’ve proven spineless time after time for our country’s best interest.
    Trump is certainly not an eloquent speaker. But he speaks up
    And so far is the only one not bowing to PC rhetoric. He may not be the best there is. But he is the only choice to bring a better change.

  • Howard Beatty

    Steven,
    I did not mean to imply that the First, Second or Tenth Amendments would be repealed. I agree with you that would not happen; the Left uses far more devious means to achieve its goals.

    Instead, the Left will achieve effective repeal by slowly taking away freedoms through Executive Orders or non-Constitutionally based Supreme Court rulings. For example,

    Limit application of First Amendment by requiring bakers, photographers, florists, churches, etc. to celebrate same-sex marriages they don’t agree with.
    Limit application of Second Amendment by limiting types of guns that can be purchased by law abiding citizens or by charging gun manufacturers with crimes committed by people using a gun they manufactured.
    The Tenth Amendment has been effectively gutted already. The following federal departments should be eliminated and power given back to the states: EPA, Dept of Education, Dept of Labor, Dept of HELP, Dept of HUD, Dept. of Energy. The federal DOJ should not interfere with local law enforcement. Unveiled Syrian refugees should not be resettled anywhere without state governor and local consent.

    Obamacare is unconstitutional despite what Justice John Roberts ruled.

    Hillary is a disciple of Saul Alinsky and seeks to capture as much power at the federal level as possible. See Dinesh D’Souza’s movie or book “Hillary’s America” for details. She wouldn’t dare propose repeal of the Tenth Amendment. Her actions will achieve nearly the same result.

  • ItsJo

    Another excellent article, that hits all the marks. Trump is ‘turning the tables on the ‘leftist/Liberal Media’ that are Always in the tank for their own-they are of course Dishonest. The ‘spineless Rino’s/Old Establishment of the Republican Party, have done NOTHING in 8 years to STOP Obama from all he’s done AGAINST America and it’s people.

    They seem to ONLY look out for their OWN POCKETS, and are NOT much different from Hillary/Bill. Recently I learned that John McCain(who was NEVER for Trump anyway) had taken One Million Dollars from Saudi Arabia…..question-WHY? Perhaps he was to try to STOP Trump’s rise as they Would want Hillary to continue to ‘do their bidding also’…

    So all those who “ran scared, will KEEP running, as they turn their back on WE THE PEOPLE who have voted for Trump.

    Can anyone IMAGINE Pelosi doing what Paul Ryan has done Against Trump? Hell No, as she and Other Democrats “Circle the Wagons for their Own”….too bad the Republicans DON’T, and would rather lose the presidency AND ALL THE FUTURE APPOINTMENTS IF DEMS WIN, TO OUR SCOTUS, WITH ALL LIBERALS FOR THE NEXT 40 YEARS.

  • Sam KiaanIran

    Steven, either you are naive or ignorant. In Iran where i come from, when the islamic revolution happened all secular folks said what you say now that “there is no way that buncha islamist mullahs are gone force sharia rules on millions of secular westernized educated iranians women and men”. yet gradually either with intimidation or propaganda after 35 yrs we live in a country that hejab is 100% compulsary and sharia law isthe law of the land. my friend, ideologues will not stop until they force their ideology on you one way or another.

  • Steven Barrett

    Why don’t you ask Malcom Nance?

  • ItsJo

    YES HE DOES!

  • Steven Barrett

    Nine hundred million down the shute and you claim that as a worthy example of “business experience” to tout on behalf of Trump? Or his manipulation of the tax code that allowed him to avoid paying taxes while there rest of us “little people” … to borrow a term from an equally despicable (now deceased, thank God!) former fellow NY real estate mogul, the legendary Leona Helmsley? MIssie, you need bigger heroes. Real heroes, not chumps and moochers like Trump, perhaps the biggest welfare chislers to ever run for high office. I can just hear the howls of outrage, and justifiable ones, too, if Hillary Clinton promised to put out an order saying no air traffic service would be extended to any of his airplanes. She wouldn’t because the guy’s arrogant enough to order his pilot to take his jumbo jet up anyway thus endangering not only his crew, his family and himself, but anybody on the ground who’s unfortunate lot it was to have Trump’s flying ego bird have to pull a crash landing because his pilot had no exact knowledge of where to land the damn thing. What the hell, these things are just for the “little people” below who’ll probably get their just desserts for not voting to put him in the White House where he could really pull a lot worse.
    If you want to defend Trump’s business acumen and his gentlemanly qualities, join the rest of the people Hillary Clinton rightly called “deplorables.” Hell, I’ll add to that, “despicables,” and “detestables.”

  • Bruce

    Trump, Please add Dr.Steve Pachenic (sp?) onto your inner circle because the man’s absolutely brilliant. If he can get a moron like G.W. elected over a far superior intellectually Gore, he’s done something right. He was also Tom Clancy’s inside man in Clancy’s spy thriller franchise.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Pointing out that a preening, unprepared, unqualified narcissist is unfit to the president isn’t media bias. It’s reporting. As far as it helping him? LOLOLOLOL His deficit is now double digits. I predict a 15% win by Clinton. You could have had the White House. It was there for the taking. Instead, you nominated a sexist, racist a**hole to be your nominee. LOLOLOL

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Can you read? Serious question. Either you can’t read or you missed the part where he hilariously said that Hilary is a servant of the Devil. LOL Morons.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    “Trump will nominate constitutional conservatives to the U.S. Supreme Court, rebuild the U.S. Military and pursue business friendly policies to spur economic growth.”

    That’s going to be hard to do after losing the election by 15% points and getting trounced in the electoral college. You idiots really can’t see what’s happening, can you?

  • IronChefSandwiches

    “There is absolutely no basis whatsoever on which ANYONE can make and legitimately defend the case that Donald Trump should be the next U.S. President.”

    Perfectly stated and 100% true. Well played.

  • PhilByler

    My point, which may have gone over your head, is that what Trump would do is vastly preferable to what Hillary would do. In responding to Ain’t So’s despair over the Trump-Clinton choice, I was not addressing the chances of Trump getting elected. Personally, I think it is possible, but that is not what I was addressing.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Fair enough. My bad. I admit I didn’t read your whole post. That’s on me.

  • Steven Barrett

    Sam, I’m fully aware of the tragedy that befell your homeland after the Shah fell and I remember back when it happened some of the crap I took from a lot of leftist or just plain naive self-styled wannabe intellectuals, all praising the Ayatollah and his gang of dour ruthless clerics who put the Puritans of Massachusetts to look like pikers even during the Salem Witch trials. We have enjoyed our freedoms that have been long fought for many times and too much blood has been shed on our domestic battlefields, streets outside mills between labor and management through its use of hired Pinkerton goons and various local PDs that were controlled by corrupt city halls controlled by corrupt company owners. And of course, God alone knows how much blood we shed in battles and wars fought overseas to this very moment. We are not going to give up our precious rights to believe as we desire, shop where we want or sell what we want. That doesn’t mean we have the rights to create a totally devil-take-the-hindmost kind of society where there’s no “common” set of laws governed and inspired by a common set of religious and ethical principles shared by Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu and Buddhists alike. I think we can all agree that nobody has to right to taint food sold to somebody whose views or looks or people they want to marry, etc. don’t coincide with ours. That’s (at least “battery” possibly leading to attempted murder or manslaughter at least.
    I wouldn’t worry so much about us following the paths of other countries. We fought our Revolution because in all of the entire British Empire at the time things got going, the American colonists believed they were the freest of all the King’s subjects, not to mention the folks living with the highest standards of living. It was when the Crown along with Parliament began to snatch the liberties of a free society that we rebelled. And when we won our freedom, save for not eliminating the horrible stench of slavery, which former Sec. of State Condi Rice rightfully called, our “original sin,” our Founding Fathers, unlike the Mullahs of Tehran, the revolutionaries of France and Bolsheviks of Russia or the Nazis of Weimar Germany, pulled the loose Confederation of States into a nation following Shay’s Rebellion which only sought to redress the wrongs of so many New England former colonial governments that were serving the interests of the elite and ignoring the plights of veterans who fought for everybody’s freedoms. Sure as hell a lot of bankers, lawyers, merchantilists and politicians didn’t fight during the Revolution, but they managed to grab power for themselves to line their pockets first. That brought about the formation of a national Constitution by the nation’s elite and they were far more far-sighted, save for the southern planters and their desires to keep slaveocracy maintained. We fought a bloody civil war to prevent the nation from a permanent breakup at first, then to bust slavery and restore the union, but only as a fully free soil nation from coast to coast. There was no desire to impose a dictatorship, notwithstanding still whiny bitching that emanates from our Southern states that elected to commit treason rather than to even give more than lip service to their stated religious creeds. Ha! But that area still has its whiners forever complaining about Reconstruction and later on, the Civil Rights Era that busted up Jim Crow laws. America is a land of constant ebb and flow of instances where people have enjoyed at least three centuries worth of creating more opportunities of freedom for everybody.
    Requiring people to fill out a form indicating they are not listed as a potential threat to others’ lifes, limbs and property is no more onerous than any state in any land requiring people who want to drive aren’t nuts or the cars they want to sell aren’t so defective that their safeworthyness doesn’t constitute a loaded weapon by itself.
    As far as who we want to sell what we make or make things for sale w/o having to worry about violating some PC code, I’ve got news for you, the old saying “Banned in Boston” isn’t a joke and it refers to at least three centuries worth of Puritan-inspired laws, some of which still remain on the books in MA. You’re going to find “Blue Laws” of varying sort wherever you go, and sometimes the laws might seem contradictory to your idea of freedom for a businessman, writer, etc., but they also serve in effect, as guardrails so to speak protecting individuals, not the government, but individuals from lies and other forms of malicious slander designed to drive people out of business or losing their jobs. Unlike most countries where a revolution succeeded in overturning a repressive regime, be it the Bourbons, Romanovs or Pahlevis or Somozas, the United States stands alone in the number of freedoms she continually tries to create and accommodate to serve the overall common good. No other nation or society has accomplished as much as we have or will continue matching our record in this respect. Hillary Clinton or any other candidate besides Donald Trump knows and respects our tradition in this respect. Trump scares me for his desire to enact British style laws enabling politicians and the government to sue writers for criticism. And Maine’s Gov. Paul LePage wants Trump, should he get elected, to become an “authoritarian” president. Like who, Putin? God help us all. If that happens. If it does, how long do you think it’d be before Chinese missiles are launched in our’s and Russia’s direction?

  • Steven Barrett

    I understand what you’re saying Howard, but the threat just isn’t there and the last person I’d ever want to quote from is D’Souza, a crook . What credibility does that guy have? He’s the first columnist I’ve ever heard of getting tossed in the clink for conning people by inventing “straw” donors. He avoided spending time, and admitted contrition. It’d be one thing if he was willing to be jailed by refusing to name his sources, but conning people to gather more money for his campaign? This isn’t some rube who was unaware of how politics works. He’s spent his entire life involved in politics from his college days at Dartmouth.
    I’d be more concerned if Sec. Clinton followed the teachings of D’Souza than Alinsky who’s almost practically a historical footnote. Guys like D’Souza are still around and not necessarily giving a good name for conservatism. But that’s my two cents, plus adjusted for inflation.

  • sox83cubs84

    TROLL ALERT!

  • missieb2000

    Do you pay more than you have to in taxes lol? Of course you don’t. While you are smoothing out your panties about Mr. Trump’s taxes, go check out all the refiling the Clinton foundation is doing regarding their tax liability. Oopsie, are they the pot calling the kettle black? Why yes, yes they are.

  • Jack Parsons

    It is Trump against the entire Establishment. What balls!

  • Steven Barrett

    How can you make a generalization about my taxes? I have in fact paid more taxes than I believe I should have. In fact, I’ve paid more than Mr. Trump has this year, both my wife and I, and neither of us make a lot of money together. Why do you make excuses for this mooch?

  • Steven Barrett

    Maybe it’s the liturgical Christian in me, but Warriorgal, you sound more like some character out of a Wagnerian opera than any American woman I’ve ever known and I’ve gotten to know many conservative (as well as liberal and moderate) American women. Quite frankly with your holier than thou and even more evangelically holier than thou positions mixed in with some added patriotic vitriol to make the whole package of your values seem quite pagan. Are you forming your own church much along the lines of the Third Reich’s Reichskirche? God is, as you say, “absolutely good” and He’s not at all kindly disposed to having His teachings turned into some kind of neopagan uber-patriotic blather. Wake up.

  • Steven Barrett

    Marylou, my fellow Democrats and I thank you for wishing defeat upon the Republicans who have the guts to stand against this fraud for a political candidate who seems as if he’ll never be able to wipe the Stupid out of his character. Check out the instructor Hundert remarks to the spoiled bratty student Sedgewick Bell in “The Emperor’s Club” when he quote Aristophranes: “Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but STUPID lasts forever.” C’mon, don’t you want to be known as backing a smarter candidate than Trump this year? You’re smarter than that.

  • Steven Barrett

    Even if it is “biased reporting,” so are the constant drippings about Hillary Clinton’s emails from Fox and other right wing operatives … all for the same effect to break down either Clinton from the Right or Trump from the Left. It’s a fact of life. Get over it folks and get some metal in your ideological spine. Hell, go back and research what political “journalism” was like in Adams and Jefferson’s campaign of 1800, the days of the “yellow sheets,” etc. If you want to continue whining then, keep at it. But today’s reportage is more like a series of nitpicking pricks designed to bleed each candidate white by lots of little insignificant but nasty and distracting shots at their character. Also take into consideration a simple fact that the last thing the big media folks want is a genuine runaway winner so early in the campaign (i.e. several weeks away even) because we all know what that’ll do to the public’s interest. But the people who have the most to lose then are the general voting public and all the clerks of various counties and towns who work their butts off to make sure we elect our candidates in the cleanest elections possible. The truth is coming out about Trump, truth about what a sleaze he’s been for years and it’s not going away. Still truth hurts like hell, as it should and if it turns out, as it should, that the media’s dogged pursuit of unsavory truths about Trump well outweigh those belonging to Hillary Clinton, that’s the way it goes and she should be elected on those grounds alone, not to mention her enormous amount of practical and political experience alone. It amazes me to hear on the boob tube and radio all the snarling sarcastic jokes and wise guy comments about any politician or public servant for the amount of years he or she has given to the public only to have it trashed as decades of non accomplishments when in fact that right there is a boldfaced lie. Look, I supported Bernie Sanders because I liked his ideas better during the primary. But for crying out loud, how on earth can people just trash his, Hillary Clinton’s or even any of Bush’s, Romney’s, Graham’s, or Christie’s years of public service just because they were spent in public service versus this mythic superiority of the business acumen and experience offered by Trump in comparison and call it a valid comparison when the facts are out there and even Trump himself had to admit that he blew through almost a billion dollars twenty years ago and used his “genius” talents to get out of paying any damn taxes while so many middle class folks who send their kids to public schools find that their schools are lacking enough funding from the government to prevent their local towns and other tax levying bodies from having to collect ever higher taxes. Is The Donald going to give them a billionaire’s post rip off ex post facto tax break to make up for the years he could’ve paid his fair share in taxes instead of using a sleazeball connivance to get out of paying taxes, a connivance that allowed him to gallingly claim his loss of nearly a billion to pull twenty years of living off of the rest of the country before he decided to make a serious run for the White House. Hell, the Bushes for all their centuries worth of both public and private service to the nation at least learned to start building each of their public careers in levels far lower than the Presidency. Oh, but they’re old hat, useless, and tired folks, “low energy” people. Yeah, right. Trash the people with experience and see what you get:. It won’t be the best.

  • Steven Barrett

    Warriorgal, don’t you think it’s a damn shame that guys like this bum in Congress (from TN) who’s backing Trump is giving all you good Christians (who are inexplicably) backing Trump almost as if without giving any serious review about his character, or the lack thereof?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/scott-desjarlais-donald-trump_us_57fbe977e4b068ecb5e0e001?section=&
    This, by the way, is a congressman who blocked legislation intended to outlaw parents from taking their minor children to watch brutal viscious and nasty (to use some of Trump’s favorite adjectives that he throws around like manhole covers over far less offensive matters) dog and cock fights. Oh, but he’s such a good Christian. Yeah, he even claims God has forgiven him and while I’m not going to doubt that, what I’d like to know is why are you and so many evangelicals giving knee-jerk support to Trump who openly boasted as having never gotten on his knees to beg forgiveness to God, at least prior to running for President. (I hope he’s managed to find enough reasons and time to do so since he started his race by descending from atop Trump Tower to castigate our Mexican neighbors as rapists, thugs, etc.; not to mention trashing POWs, disabled people, a Gold Star couple, and on and on. BYT, I would hope that you, Warriorgal, and even The Donald and this sick joke of a congressman would stop to realize that it takes more than just asking for forgiveness and showing a moment’s worth of contrition. It takes the follow up acts of repentance to demonstrate the sincerity of one’s true sorrow and desire to make it up to the Lord for their shortcomings and offenses against the “least among” His creatures, from unborn babies to animals. Is that asking too much?

  • jug

    It turns out that it was actually the republicans, at least some of them anyway, that dug up and brandished that “locker room sex talk” tape!

    And they had been planning it for some time!
    With “friends” like that, who needs enemies?

    I will support none of these “traitors”!
    SOBs!

  • jug

    Yet you make excuses for Hillary and her million dollar “deduction” to her own fake charity, the Clinton Foundation!
    Major hypocrite!

  • Steven Barrett

    A real sweetie as usual Mary Lou.

  • Steven Barrett

    Fake charity? You’d better check out the stats on the numbers of people and their children whose lives this “fake charity” have saved overseas just through their efforts to get more meds to people whose own governments didn’t give a damn or lacked the financial resources to do the job. For all the fiscal conservatives today whining about the Clinton Foundation, at least it’s doing what they’ve been clamoring for more of, private sector initiative and efforts in putting its money where the needs are. What’s Trump done with his “charity,” besides buying portraits to satiate his already overblown ego?

  • Howard Beatty

    Steven,
    My responses to your quotes:

    ” . . . but the threat just isn’t there”

    The threats that I described in my last email above have already occurred and will be further exploited by Hillary.

    “D’Souza, a crook”

    He was sentenced to six months of overnight jail time for arranging to give too much money to a friend’s political campaign in a manner that is not ever prosecuted. He was clearly targeted by the Obama Admin for his previous movies and speeches against Obama (banana republic style).

    “I’d be more concerned if Sec. Clinton followed the teachings of D’Souze than Alinsky who’s almost practically a historical footnote.”

    Alinsky is hardly a historical footprint. Obama was/is a disciple of his and even taught his principles as a community organizer for many years in Chicago. He has applied those same principles on the national scale to win the Presidency twice. Hillary wrote her senior dissertation on Alinsky.

    D’Souza believes in American fundamental principles of individual freedom, limited government and capitalism. Obama and Hillary believe in an all powerful federal government which is contrary to the Constitution. As proof, is there any problem for which the solution is not more government spending or regulation?

    Finally, why else would Obama in 2008 state his plan to “fundamentally transform” this country if he believed in its founding documents and principles?

    Hillary will double down on everything Obama has done with even less scruples as demonstrated by her willingness to sell federal government influence for personal gain, expose national security secrets to anyone able to hack her unprotected server and expose the US to blackmail.

  • missieb2000

    You could have answered my question with a two or three letter word, instead of the thesis you submitted.
    Let’s try again: Do you pay more taxes then you have to pay?

  • missieb2000

    Take $10 and turn it into $4/million. That’s essentially what he’s done. You try it and see what you get.

  • Stevie, you sound the pompous, self-important lib-tard that you. If the Hildebeeste wins, lets see if we can’t get you appointed ambassador to Libya. Allah knows you deserve it.

  • Steven Barrett

    I’m not running for office, so it’s none of your damn business.

  • Steven Barrett

    Charles, my what a Christian spirit you put on display. I can see you had the love of Jesus on your fingers while typing this “reply” on behalf of your fellow travelling soulmate, Warriorgal.

  • harness love

    READ THE WIKI LEAKS FOOL!!! she said you are all fools like Gruber!! Did you see what she was talking about to Bankers? I bet not you kool aid drinking moron! she is a con! you are pawns and you believe the media! suckers… you must love the taste of that ass flavored kool aid. enjoy dopes!

  • missieb2000

    Because you CAN’T, LOL!! But please, whine on and regurgitate that talking point, steve-o. Nice try, though. A for effort.

  • missieb2000

    Because you made a generalization about HIS, dumbass. Or is it only OK when it doesn’t melt your wittle snowflake feelings??

  • missieb2000

    If I lose 900 million and still have 1,200 million after that- all starting with 1 million in the beginning, then yes. Any normal, sane person would be happy.

  • Maybe there is hope for restoring integrity to journalism if we take action to create a more diverse media base. I am going to fight for the breakup of our media companies as the uniformity of their collective spin is nauseating.
    .
    The Associated Press is a newsfeed and unreliable as this election has more than proved. Washington Post allows politicians to review and approve their articles, the once great New York Times is now nothing more than a propaganda mill and CNN is an international joke. Smaller media companies equal more diversity of perspective and more competition to produce the most accurate unbiased and reliable news. This combined with restrictions on who gets to call their broadcasts “news” as opposed to “entertainment” (Canadian law) would go a long way toward producing a reliable information industry. If we want a truly independent press we need to fight for it.

  • Btw: “spurious grounds?” The guy has defined himself by how rude and obnoxious he could be. So fine, but he cannot expect more evidence of the same middle school bully behavior to not lend credibility to any complaint against him. Being crass is all fun and games until someone gets hurt. This time it’s him. Trump is not as good a liar or actor as Clinton is, but that is just his fate. He could have used his desire to be shockingly blunt and taken it in a completely different direction, but unfortunately he took it to the gutter in public and on video tape and that is what took him down. Not media bias.

  • I’m so deplorable

    Republicans running away from Trump when bad news comes along? These are the same Republicans that run or bow down to the leftist elite. Water boys, that’s all they are.

    The GOPe all can ____ off.

  • missieb2000

    But you can mouth off about his. Hell, I wouldn’t mind seeing b.o.’s college transcripts. Like the yeti, never authenticated.

  • missieb2000

    You made a generalization about Trump. I see, two sets of rules. Typical libtard.

  • missieb2000

    As opposed vto two trillion like b.o. did with our money. Again, take 10 dollars and turn it into a million . I’ll wait…..

  • Steven Barrett

    Like I said above: I’m not running for office, much less the highest office in the nation. What part about this do you find so incredibly difficult to comprehend?

  • missieb2000

    The part where you believe it’s all fine and dandy to troll, then get your period when someone shows your ignorance.

  • Steven Barrett

    I get my what?! One would think that a “conservative” thinking woman like you Missieb2000 wouldn’t have stooped so low as to use such a low-brow term. Oh well, with apologies to Forrest Gump, “My Mama said getting into a “forum discussion” with a Trump supporter is like opening a box of candy, you never know what kind of nutty piece you’ll find.”

  • missieb2000

    I prefer to heed the great Mark Twain’s advice when dealing with you.
    ” Never argue with an idiot. They’ll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. “

  • Steven Barrett

    If you want to match quotes, I’ll give you one even Mark Twain would find more than useful in dealing with people like yourself and inumerable others Hillary Clinton rightly dubbed as “deplorables:” It’s from a far more ancient source, Aristophanes: “ . . Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.” Do yourself a big favor by remembering Aristophanes’ wisdom before you go into your characteristic attack mode. And by the way, don’t you think there’s been far too much of this during the past election? Or are you just getting going for the ’18 midterms and the ’20 presidential race?

  • missieb2000

    (((Yawn))) so you have given up on defending your position and now want to pivot to your bartlett’s quotes. Lol.
    At least you’re raising money for my local animal shelter. I put the most asinine responses on the monitors in my store. Customers can vote with a quarter, and it all goes to the shelter. To date you have raised $61.75. Well done you. The shelter appreciates your stupidity.

  • Steven Barrett

    Nice to know my efforts in trying to keep you better informed is at least going to help a much better cause than raising a penny for Trump. Hope I saved several animals from being unnecessarily put down.

  • missieb2000

    Efforts? Lolol! The only effort you’ve put forth is googling your talking points and trolling. Pathetic.

  • missieb2000

    Is it that no one else can stomach you either? Much like the obnoxious child that just keeps yammering, you stopped being important days ago. What a pathetic joke you are. Can’t make it passed the first five redundant words you manage to regurgitate.