Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:30:02 +0000
The Virginia Board of Health decided that their "hospital style" building codes targeting abortion clinics were unconstitutional based on a recent Supreme Court ruling. You think? Abortion is a shockingly safe procedure Forced birthers know this but don't care. They have done everything they can to try to overturn Roe v Wade and when that didn't work, fought to implement stringent requirements to not only have the healthcare providers have hospital admitting privileges, but also that the actual facilities themselves be of the same code as a hospital.
The Washington Post reports that just a few months ago the board implied that they would lift the requirement for the states 14 existing clinics but would require them on any new clinics. So basically, every single person who needed an abortion would have to either go to one of these 14 clinics or cross state lines to MD or DC. By the way, Virginia is a HUGE state, spanning 42,775 miles. So 14 clinics in the entire state is shockingly small.
One of Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe's key positions was to serve as a "brick wall" against any abortion restrictions. Thank you, Governor.
After today's news, Governor McAuliffe said:
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:00:02 +0000
On Sunday's Face the Nation, pollster Frank Luntz had some really bad news for down-ticket Republicans. The party is badly split between "never Trump" and "Trump or die":
I think it’s going to be very challenging for the GOP, because you have got some Trump voters who are unwilling to vote for a Republican for Senate or Congress as a way to send a message to the establishment, and you have got some independents who want to vote Republican for the Senate and the House, but won’t because they’re too connected to Donald Trump.
With only 17 days to go, I have not seen an election like this, where there is so much intraparty battles going on at a time when the Republicans should be focused on the Democrats and prosecuting the case against their leadership.
He called the Trump campaign the most undisciplined he has ever seen, and suggested that if Trump had made the election about the voter rather than about himself, it would be a very different race and Trump's to win.
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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:02 +0000
In addition to reading Mean Tweets, on Monday night's show, Barack Obama responded to an interesting question: does the President wish that he could have had Donald Trump as his opponent?
The POTUS sidestepped that question by saying how much he is enjoying campaigning on behalf of Hillary Clinton. Then he pointed out that Trump is a very different candidate than we have seen before.
I ran against Mitt Romney, I ran against John McCain, I have strong differences with both of them. But they are honorable men.
There is something qualitatively different about the way Trump has operated in the political sphere...But what we haven't seen before, I think, is somebody questioning the integrity of elections and the will of the people.
Obama then turned to the subject of what is expected from a President:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Regardless of what your political and your policy preferences are, there is a certain responsibility and expectation in terms of how you behave, how you present yourself. It doesn't mean that--
JIMMY KIMMEL: I've heard this speech before
POTUS: It doesn't mean that you're perfect
KIMMEL: No, I didn't mean from you, I meant guidance counselors, to me.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:00:02 +0000
Trump Stupidity and Delusional Disorder is turning into a virus, as demonstrated by a totally bizarre rant by Sean Hannity. In an ode to Trump's claim to fame - birtherism - Lumpy made a totally random offer to President Obama. He'll send him "back to Kenya" on a one way ticket if Trump wins the election.
Phew, good thing that chances are 99 to 1 that we won't have to actually see if Lumpy keeps his word.
Talking Points Memo reports that on his weekly radio show today, Hannity cited a fake news article published from "Burrard Street Journal" which falsely said that President Obama announced that he would be moving north to the land of mounties and sexy Prime Minster, Justin Trudeau. Yes, Oh Canada.
Too bad it was a joke.
But, Lumpy didn't get the joke. So this was his offer:
"I have an offer for the President. I will charter a plane for you and your family. I will make sure it’s as big a plane as Air Force One, what you have grown accustomed to, in other words. Taxpayer-funded plane. I don’t know where I’m going to get—Maybe I’ll just—Maybe I’ll ask Trump if I can charter his plane for Obama. That’s what—I will charter Donald Trump’s plane if he’ll let me, and I will charter it to the country of your choice."
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:00:01 +0000
This election is getting to Alex Jones. Ya think?
Yeah this is the Alex Jones act, where he takes the old Glenn Beck "I fear for my country" rodeo clown act from 2009 and puts it on steroids / cocaine.
I gotta wonder how long he can keep this up without blowing a gasket.
Here he is watching the last debate:
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I know there are Trump supporters who take him seriously. And as an influence and ally of the Republican nominee for President of the United States, we have to do the same. Seriously, he's a dangerous influence on our national conversation. Media Matters:
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:39:00 +0000
Matt Forney, a self-described alt-right radio host, suggested this week that there would be a "white baby boom" after the November election because "women are having sex dreams" about Donald Trump.
"On one hand, the thought of being touched by my husband, a man, after spending day upon never-ending day listening to Donald Trump’s sexually assaultive language, is not a pleasant one," Beck wrote. "On the other, we are both so obsessed with the election that our combined anxiety is killing our sex drives."
Forney responded: "I fully endorse shitlibs not having sex due to Trump, it makes them less likely to breed."
— Matt Forney (@basedmattforney) October 25, 2016
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:00:02 +0000
Okay, okay. My timing was off.
#LastWord Betcha MSM will be rebranding the Republican Party as "Not about Trump, who was an outlier" 6 months or less after this election.
— Frances Langum (@bluegal) August 3, 2016
The mashup above shows three instances where Morning Joe said "let's call it Trumpism."
Oh no you don't. I predicted this back in July, folks. It isn't Trumpism. It's the Republican Party. And it has been for far longer than Donald Trump has been running for President.
Trump voters didn't just register to vote this year or fall off a truck into the Republican Party. They voted for Bush, twice. They voted for McCain/Palin. They voted for Romney. And they're tired of losing and being embarrassed by their votes, so embarrassed that they fell for a "Tea Party" rebranding just so they would not have to associate themselves with Bush.
And then the establishment had the nerve to suggest they vote for Bush's brother.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:14:00 +0000
Glenn Beck joined Charlie Rose on PBS Monday and explained why he believes Trump is a sociopath.
Rose asked, "You've called him pathological liar, possibly a sociopath. What's the indication that he's a sociopath?"
Beck replied, "Have you seen him during the last year and a half truly feel for someone that couldn’t help him? Truly connect on a human level, and say, 'This has made me stop; this has made me think. ... I am deeply sorry for what I have said?'
He continued, "A sociopath is somebody who doesn’t really see the human experience in anyone else, and I haven’t seen that in him. I haven’t seen him deeply affected by the human condition in an individual....freighting."
Glenn Beck in my eyes is one of the men responsible for the position in which the Republican Party finds itself. He made a fortune pushing insane conspiracy theories and bombastic claptrap on Fox News and helped bring the Republican voter base to the way they think now.
Remember when he won Media Matters' 2009 Misinformer of the Year? We do.
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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:00:02 +0000
After Trump has spent a considerable amount of time attacking the media for rigging the election for the Clinton campaign, it appears he's got a lot to answer for.
Jenna Bourne of Action News Jax claims to have found herself spiked, for not giving the questions to Trump’s media relations person upon demand.
From there, the Trump campaign reached out over the weekend and asked for a “list of questions” Monday. Bourne, after consulting with station management, sent a few “general topics.” “We agreed that was the right course of action,” Bourne said.
The topics included Marco Rubio, “diplomacy in the White House,” “Hispanic Florida voters,” and “Refugees.”
From there, Bourne relates, the campaign “kind of just ghosted me.”
At the rally later on Monday, Bourne received conflicting narratives, ranging from a denial that the interview had been scheduled, to hearing that a “decision hadn’t been made.”
Bourne waited … and waited … but it “just never happened,” even as another local Jacksonville TV outlet was approached for its interview.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:27:00 +0000
During an interview on Fox News, Donald Trump proved he has absolutely no idea what the ACA is, what it does, or what "Obamacare" actually is.
"Well, I don't use much ObamaCare personally, I must be honest with you, because it is so bad for the people and they can't afford it," he began.
That simply makes no sense, as any of us who have actually bought a policy on the exchange know. But wait, there's more. Because there's always more.
"I'm at the Trump National Doral in Miami, and we don't even use ObamaCare," he went on.
Well of course he doesn't use exchange policies, which is what I'm assuming he means by ObamaCare, since he's a large employer and is expected to provide health care for his employees through an employer plan. According to an article on the Huffington Post, the full-time employees at Trump National Doral have pretty good health care plans, but part of the reason they're as good as they are is because of the consumer protections baked into the ACA.
Trump blathered on, "I spend more money on health coverage, but we don't use [Obamacare]. So you know, when they interviewed those people, they're happy with their health coverage -- that's because they work for me."