Dehydration, Deplorables, and Tax Returns
With just under 2 weeks to go before the first presidential debate between Trump and Clinton, we have a rather unholy trinity dominating the electoral landscape: dehydration, deplorables, and tax returns. Abbreviated as DDT-r. These three seemed to have rudely shoved off the stage other issues like: slow growth, the 7 million ghost army of middle aged men who have given up looking for work for years now, Putin’s aggressive interference with this campaign, and Obama’s legacy in general, and Supreme Court appointees specifically.
Never mind those and a host of other issues. Both Clinton and Trump have as their strategy, making the campaign about the other candidates lack of fitness to hold the office of President of the United States. They are not alone in choosing this strategy. Members of Trump's own party still hold that he is unfit to be Commander in Chief and unfit to occupy the Oval Office. The Nevers are fewer and less listened to as of late, but they still hold firmly to their passionate opposition to his candidacy.
So the year of the insurgency is now the year of the coming apocalypse. Vote for Hillary and you have surrendered the constitution to an undemocratic bureaucracy that is intent on imposing identity politics from the military to your daughter's gym class. Elect Trump and you have turned America into a populist and bigoted fortress that will crash the world economy, and send every hedge fund manager to financial ruin. Or maybe not if they're short the market. There are no shadings of possibilities in these competing accusations of incompetence. Only doom if you vote for the other side.
So. Is Hillary physically and mentally fit to be president? Comparing her to FDR is not the sort of heroic-inducing analogy Trump's campaign would want to be responsible for creating. Is Trump hiding a nefarious Russian connection to Putin cronies who have kept his empire solvent? Digging into both candidates connections to international sources of finance -whether at Trump Towers or at the Clinton Foundation - is not something Hillary may be too eager to pursue.
Finally, are Trump's followers deplorables? The fact that someone who likes some of Trump's policy positions on immigration and trade, for example, now has to fend off a gleeful liberal media attaching as many deplorable stickers to her forehead, back, and anywhere else they can, means Hillary may have hit on a successful strategy. Despite the angry backlash that Trump has stage managed. Deplorables T-shirts and scarves are sure to be among the audience attire come the first debate. Maybe proudly wearing the deplorable label as a raised middle finger to political correctness might be the best answer for Trump supporters.
We still have almost 2 weeks for some other issue to raise it's head. But with our unholy trinity of DDT-r, we already have the stage set for one mean and nasty first debate.
Posted by Keeley at September 14, 2016 7:34 PM
There’s only one serious candidate in the race for POTUS. The Deplorable One might end up being arrested for inciting his brown shirt followers to attack others.
Howdy Keeley. What a joy to hear such intelligent and wholesome comments from our Leftie Pal orao.
The NY AG’s office is now looking into the questionable activities of Deplorable Drumpf’s foundation, in addition to his “university”. It will probably only result in more fines. Three newspapers in FL are calling for an investigation into the Bondi/Drumpf connection, The Miami Herald, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Tampa Bay Times. Bondi is from Tampa.
Wow all of a sudden conservatives and the repub party come together to hide the deplorables Clinton was actually talking about. Such an impressive smoke screen, to bad it is BS.
“Hillary Clinton said half of Donald Trump’s supporters belong in a “basket of deplorables” characterized by “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” views.”
Keeley deceives us with “The fact that someone who likes some of Trump’s policy positions on immigration and trade, for example,” but we know that has nothing to do with what Clinton said. It is amazing how not to long ago y’all were separating yourselves from the far right KKK and such. Now of course you are right back to covering for these people.
Have we forgot what got Trump the repub nod over the rest of the candidates? It was his over the top comments that were “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” views.” You guys, instead of owning this political deception, complain of political correctness!
Yet just a couple of red column posts ago we read as Weary showed us how ubersensitive you guys are to any political correctness focused on conservatives. You remember Weary when you demanded those us us from the other columns go away and leave you guys to the red column? Seems you can dish out the PC but can’t take it IMHO.
Exactly. If someone doesn’t have “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” views then they aren’t in the basket of deplorables! The fact that many Watchblog conservatives automatically assumed that they were in the same half of Trump supporters as those supporters with “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” views says much more about them than anything we might say.
What screwy ideas presented by both j2t2 and Warren. If one objects to millions of Americans being called hatred monger’s it can be presumed that one must be a hatred monger.
How about a little “due process” here by my Leftie Pals and their hate-filled leader Mrs. Clinton.
“Anyone who doesn’t agree with the left’s prescriptions or who challenges its assumptions gets labeled a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, an Islamophobe, or in some cases, a science-denier.
The reason we are seeing this kind of campaign is that the left has done such a terrible job at a practical level that they can’t have a discussion about policies in the real world.
That’s why when Donald Trump went to Detroit—a city where the schools are failing so badly that only 7 percent of eighth graders are proficient in reading—and he offered the community a chance at a better future, the left had to call him a racist. They couldn’t debate the facts, because the city has been under their control since 1961 and the facts are appalling.
We see the same phenomenon with respect to Chicago. That city has instituted almost every policy the left could want. And this year on average, one person has been shot there every two hours. In fact, more Americans have been killed in Chicago since 2001 than have been killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.”
” If one objects to millions of Americans being called hatred monger’s it can be presumed that one must be a hatred monger.”
Oh, please, someone get this poor man a tissue.
Millions of Americans are hate mongers, there is no getting around that fact.
Here is another fact, Hilary gave more Americans the benefit of the doubt than Trump gave illegals when he announced for President.
You republicans want no part of political correctness, unless of course, someone is speaking about the you.
Get over it.
Oraoghaile: The Tampa Bay Times is formerly the St. Pete Times. The Tampa Tribune (local Tampa paper which had a conservative bent) put itself out of business and was recently acquired by the Tampa Bay Times (re-named from the St. Pete Times), who shut its doors. The TBT has always been an organ of the Democrat party, so its unsurprising that they are calling for an investigation. (I refer to the TBT as Pravda West.) The Orlando Sentinel and Miami Herald are also reliably left.
A recent article in TBT indicated that the timing of the Trump donation to Bondi’s campaign and the timing of the decline to investigate Trump University may not be as bad as the optics suggest. It will shake out how it shakes out. Bondi is not doing herself any favors by hiding out.
Royal you prove my point with your nonsensical defense of Trump!
It seems you can’t remember back a few weeks when the repubs were distancing themselves from Trump.
Now you are making excuses for him,empowering Trump as he gets out the vote with these deplorables. Royal the problem with this is what you allow to come to power, if history is any lesson. It is this kind of thinking that gave rise to the nationalist socialist workers party in the 30’s. Many a good person backed them because they said they would make Germany great again! Hitler promised to get rid of the queers, the Jews, show the world blacks are an inferior race to the Aryan people.
I can understand it maybe be more your hatred of us commies, pinkos, socialist lefties progressive liberals than your commitment to supporting “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” deplorables in your midst. That was also the reasoning of many good right wing conservative Germans for backing Hitler. But face it, Communism has been defeated.
Has Trump and his followers had some “come to Jesus” moment where they renounced their “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” words and deeds? Nope. Yet here you are defending these extremist right wing deplorables! All I can say Royal is “second time, shame on you”.
The Tampa Bay Times is formerly the St. Pete Times. The Tampa Tribune (local Tampa paper which had a conservative bent) put itself out of business and was recently acquired by the Tampa Bay Times (re-named from the St. Pete Times), who shut its doors. The TBT has always been an organ of the Democrat party, so its unsurprising that they are calling for an investigation. (I refer to the TBT as Pravda West.) The Orlando Sentinel and Miami Herald are also reliably left. Posted by: Mike in Tampa at September 16, 2016 8:15 AM
Thanks for the information that these newspapers are so reliable. I read that three FL newspapers were calling for an investigation, and looked them up. I was pretty sure it wouldn’t have been The Tampa Tribune. We always referred to The Sentinel as The Sentinel-Star. I remember when they changed their mailboxes.
If Drumpf and Bondi were Democrats, the right wing media would have them in a sex scandal by now. She would have worked her way through college as a call girl, and spent some time in a mental health facility. See? Anyone can write that stuff. She went to college in Gainesville and then Stetson. I first heard of her after the “Orlando massacre”.
Get over it.
Posted by: Rocky Marks at September 15, 2016 6:48 PM
I have nothing to “get over” my Libbie Pal. Long ago I realized that Liberals lie about everything…even when there is no gain by doing so. It’s part of the genetic brain dead syndrome found in some Liberals and Socialists and all Communists.
All I can say j2t2 is shame on the Left.
In Democrat controlled Detroit the schools are failing so badly that only 7 percent of eighth graders are proficient in reading.
Chicago has instituted almost every policy the left could want. And this year on average, one person has been shot there every two hours. In fact, more Americans have been killed in Chicago since 2001 than have been killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.
As expected, as Hillary is falling in the polls the deplorable rhetoric from the candidate and the Left escalates. It’s “hair-on-fire” time for my Liberal Pals.
Any bets on whether Hillary can keep it together long enough for the first debate?
Luv it…Trump played them like a fiddle.
Media Outraged After Trump Tricks Them To Cover Endorsements From Military Heroes
“WASHINGTON — The media showed up to the presidential ballroom of the new Trump International Hotel on Friday morning expecting Donald Trump to take questions about whether he still questions President Obama’s birthplace.
Instead, they got more than a half hour of a variety of military heroes — generals, medal of honor recipients and a gold star wife — expressing support for the Republican nominee. And it all aired live on the cable news networks.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/16/media-outraged-after-trump-tricks-them-to-cover-endorsements-from-military-heroes/#ixzz4KRsPZWOj
RF, although I believe HRC to be the best candidate for President by far, she will attain that position or be denied it on her own merits or mistakes. I or any of her supporters cannot make that decision for anyone other than themselves.
If she is not elected, I know for certain that I will not denigrate the next President. Unlike you and some others here have done to our current President, he or she will be my President and although I may disagree with them I would support their Presidency (but perhaps not their policies). Your vile and despicable denial of our current President has portrayed some on the right as the true cowards and treasonous bastards that you are.
You seem to try to come off on this board as some sort of intelligent
thoughtful citizen, but for the last 7+ years you and others have attempted to portray President Obama as a usurper of the office that the majority of voters elected him to fulfill.
You and others like you don’t deserve to be referred to as citizens but you are and no one can deprive you of that. In my opinion however I cannot refer to you as a fellow citizen. In fact I consider any immigrant whether a citizen or not as more of my fellow citizen than any of you are.
I do not make this contention with all who would disagree with my beliefs but only the ones who have done so by denigrating the highest elected official in this country at the exxpense of their own integrity. You all should be ashamed, however I understand that you would be unable to do that since you lack human decency.
It was ham-handed. What made it especially funny was that he was more or less saying, “look at all my endorsements from Medal of Honor winners!” That is some pretty needy politicking right there, and for what?
Oh, that’s right, so he could tell people that he’s suddenly seen the light! Obama was born here!
Which is what we were saying all along, back by just ALL THE DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE, but hey, we kind of work from thin conclusions like that. If it takes Trump this long to admit to something that is in unmistakable evidence about somebody else, how long is it going to take him to be straight about anything else in his prospective presidency?
And there’s a real question about whether anybody believes him. This is a guy who Rockette kicks his foot into his mouth so often, it’s a wonder he still has any teeth left… remember when he said he regretted some of the things he said about people? Does he regret what he said about that pastor who told him to stop trying to politick from the pulpit yet? Do his followers believe that he’s misled them, or are he and his followers exchanging winks about how he’s doing such a good job of passing for normal?
I think Trump is the punishment for your side’s excesses these last few years. He is hijacking all those talking points, all that insanity in the party, and taking it to the extreme. The only glue that’s holding you guys together is a bitter desire to defeat Democrats, avenge the Obama Presidency, and make Hillary Clinton lose. What will be worse for the party, a Trump win, or a Trump loss?
Wow, I’d be hurt if it really mattered what Speak4all says. What a boorish buffoon. Hillbilly’s standing in the polls must have his panties in a bunch so tight he comes out of the woodwork to name call and cry and whine.
“The nation’s largest police union on Friday endorsed Donald Trump for president, lauding his commitment to police officers.
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) gave the GOP presidential nominee its endorsement after he received support from more than two-thirds of the group’s national board.”
My Leftie Pal Speaks writes; “Your vile and despicable denial of our current President has portrayed some on the right as the true cowards and treasonous bastards that you are.”
I will ask my buddy again, as I did when he resurfaced a few weeks ago,…”early release”?
Speak’s obtuse strategy for hiding his true feelings is pathetic. He declares that he will support Trump’s presidency, if he wins, but “not his policies.”
I have no idea what the hell that means. If Hillary is elected I will not support (what does that even mean) her presidency and certainly not her policies as I understand them today.
I have been very critical of Obama for his usurpation of authority not found in our Constitution, for his denigration of America before our friends and adversaries alike while home and abroad, for directly and indirectly inflaming racist attitudes among his followers, for overseeing the decline of our military might and preparedness and for his careless doubling of our national debt and failure to live within a budget.
Speaks is prima facie evidence of the “hair-on-fire” far Left fear of loosing the White House.
LOL…Trump’s triumph over the press sailed right over Daugherty’s head and gave him cause to comfort himself with all the reasons Trump shouldn’t win the election.
Here is the original birther controversy:
Breitbart News has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama’s then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”
Oh, the tangled web they weave!
Could this really be a planted story later used to discredit opponents? What a conniving trick that would be! It must have worked before if they can pull it off now so easily.
If it was an accident the original birther is Obama himself.
The biography does, however, fit a pattern in which Obama–or the people representing and supporting him–manipulate his public persona.
David Maraniss’s forthcoming biography of Obama has reportedly confirmed, for example, that a girlfriend Obama described in Dreams from My Father was, in fact, an amalgam of several separate individuals.
Obama was, in fact, a Kenyan citizen up till he turned 21. Kenya took his citizenship from him because he was also a U.S. Citizen. However, I haven’t heard anything come out of Obama’s mouth saying he renounced his Kenyan citizenship.
Who knows? Maybe Obama did set this up to cause controversy. He is the smartest man in the room, you know.
When you go to Alt-Right sources like Breitbart, next thing you know, you start repeating racist lies. It leads to spouting conspiracy theories. It leads to more lies.
Obama was born in HI, which makes him an American citizen. His father was born in Kenya, and by British law, anyone born in the UK or its colonies was a citizen at that time. When Kenya became independent, it revoked British citizenship for anyone born outside Kenya- like Obama- since Kenya was no longer a colony. Obama automatically lost his United Kingdom and Colony citizenship when Kenya ceased being a colony.
Well, phx8, you must be a racist also, because you just repeated what I said, almost word for word.
How can I be a racist any you not a racist for saying the same thing?
Can’t you see how knee-jerk and petty your comments are? It’s sad you have to call someone names in an attempt to make a point. It’s shallow minded, phx8. It doesn’t work anymore.
Royal what is this childish tit for tat you are babbling? Chicago and Detroit have nothing to do with this issue. Neither does your wacko “Liberals lie about everything” conspiracy theory you espouse as some type of cognitive dissonance response to reality.
But hey you continue to prove my point. You are an excellent example of how educated successful people can be sucked into fascism as many Germans were sucked into it prior to WWII. Thanks for the help.
“Long ago I realized that Liberals lie about everything…even when there is no gain by doing so.”
What a sad, solitary existence being a Republican must be. To assume, right off the bat that half the population is lying to you must be terrible for relationships. It’s no wonder that Republicans are so paranoid and pissed off all the time.
How is it possible to learn anything when you must automatically assume that those around you, except other Republicans of course, are lying?
I pity you Royal.
Coming from someone who repeats Ad Nauseam that half the population are deplorable.
Have those on the left ever shifted your gaze just to the left of a dot to try to make it disappear? When you finally get it to disappear it’s called the blind spot. You have to consciously avoid looking at the dot.
“Coming from someone who repeats Ad Nauseam that half the population are deplorable.”
Hey, I didn’t pick Trump, you did.
You Republicans claim that anybody that isn’t Republican lies, yet you picked Trump.
The only thing consistent about Trump is the hamster he wears on his head.
“…that half the population are deplorable.”
Oh, and BTW, she only picked on half of the Republicans, not half of the population.
Which side of the line are you on?
That’s it? Hamster on his head? Is that all you’ve got?!
How did your party ever get to prominence with retorts like that?
You forgot to cut and paste your list of insults from your female genitalia, Rocky Marks. You’re not going to get your brownie points for being a good Democratic without cutting and pasting your insults.
“How did your party ever get to prominence with retorts like that?”
Which party would that be, Willie?
I’m an independent, and I’m going to vote for whoever I think is most suited for the job. I could vote for Johnson.
Hell, I could even vote for Jill Stein if she impressed me enough. I might even give Darrell Castle a look.
Because of your intransigent ideology you’re stuck with Donald Trump.
Sucks to be you.
Rocky writes; “You Republicans claim that anybody that isn’t Republican lies, yet you picked Trump.”
No, I wrote that Liberals lie about everything. You should realize that I am writing about politicians and others in the public eye.
I am not a Republican so your comment doesn’t apply to me. Find a Republican and take a dump.
I’ve actually listened to Donald Trump. He makes sense. He says things I wish other politicians would say, or do but don’t get coverage.
He’s no flash in the pan like those you mentioned. Why do we only hear about those people every 4 years? Where are they and what are they doing the rest of the time.
Donald Trump was making Nine Billion Dollars. Donald Trump was employing tens of thousands of people. Donald Trump was making agreements with world leaders all around the world and he hasn’t started a war yet! Donald Trump makes fools of the Lapdog media. That gets him more respect than anything your obscure politicians have done.
“No, I wrote that Liberals lie about everything. You should realize that I am writing about politicians and others in the public eye.”
Your exact words;
“Long ago I realized that Liberals lie about everything…even when there is no gain by doing so.”
In my experience Republicans rarely say what they actually mean.
“Donald Trump was making Nine Billion Dollars. Donald Trump was employing tens of thousands of people. Donald Trump was making agreements with world leaders all around the world and he hasn’t started a war yet! Donald Trump makes fools of the Lapdog media. That gets him more respect than anything your obscure politicians have done.”
What a pile of unmitigated nonsense.
You have no idea how much money Trump has because he won’t release his tax returns. One thing we know for sure is that he has declared bankruptcy 4 times, only lost his own money once, and screwed his investors 3 times.
In his words; “Don’t worry about them they weren’t good people.”
While he was “employing thousands of people” he wasn’t paying his bills to the contractors he hired, or wasn’t fulfilling his contracts to them.
He made agreements with world leaders like Kaddafi. And then screwed Kaddafi. And then laughed about it.
Another direct quote from Trump; “When somebody screws you, screw them back in spades” and “Go for the jugular so that people watching will not want to mess with you.”
I truly don’t care who you think Trump is, but we, America, have to co-exist with countries all over the planet. Trump doesn’t have a circumspect bone in his body, and no one is ever always right.
Trump isn’t even better than average.
Once again Rocky reveals his ignorance. He writes;
“You have no idea how much money Trump has because he won’t release his tax returns.”
A tax return will not reveal how much money the filer has.
I wrote, “Liberals lie about everything”
Rocky correct me and said I wrote, “Liberals lie about everything”
On bankruptcy and screwing investors Rocky…please tell us about the GM debacle engineered by Obama and company and the grandest screwing of the decade.
By the way Rocky…were Trump’s bankruptcies personal or corporate? Do you know? Do you care? Should you care?
Rocky sounds jealous of Trump.
“Rocky sounds jealous of Trump.”
Willie probably has more actual friends than Trump has.
We’re witnessing human devolution, Royal Flush.
I am not quite certain I understand your meaning Weary. Are you claiming backward evolution? Humans are becoming less social, less cooperative, less civil, more warlike, angrier?
If so, I can agree. It appears that there is correlation between the decline of organized religion and the rise of humanism.
Many people and nations have become self-centered rather than the historical God-centered entities. We witness the Left on WB write that our Founders and Founding documents are out of date. A nation founded on the belief in a Creator God, and individual rights emanating from that very God, is offensive to many.
Religious moral underpinnings are being thrown away and are replaced with a morality of what FEELS good, must BE good.
Many will not acknowledge any power greater than themselves or the government they create. There is a growing desire to regard government as all powerful, all good, and all knowing.
If this “human devolution” continues to grow and spread, the nation as we know it is lost.
Do you find it amusing that I am more interested in true friends than Trump’s money?
I’ve already seen most of the world I was curious about. I don’t go to clubs. I would like nothing more than a quiet evening with good book and a 16 year old single malt.
Donald has no friends he hasn’t paid for.
Read his books. People with money are his competitors out to get his money. He seems to think he has some kind of blue collar cred.
I doubt it.
No sir, I’ll take my friends over his money any day. He has nothing I want.
I’ll take my friends over his (Trump’s) money any day. He has nothing I want.
I’ll take my health at age 75 over Hillary’s any day.
The blood thinners she must take to control clotting are dangerous should she fall and bleed.
Willie probably has more actual friends than Trump has.
Do you find it amusing that I am more interested in true friends than Trump’s money?
This is amazing! Rocky Marks’ ability to create his own issue is absolutely astounding!
“The blood thinners she must take to control clotting are dangerous should she fall and bleed.”
I’ll be 64 next week. I take blood thinners because of my ejection fraction, and the fact that I am type 2 diabetic. The work I do is physically demanding. I work off of ladders and scaffolding, and man lifts all the time.
Hillary is taking blood thinners because of a blood clot found after a concussion she suffered in 2012.
I doubt I would vote for Clinton.
Trump on the other hand is abhorrent, and will be the worst thing to ever happen to this country, if not the entire planet.
You’re wrong also, Rocky Marks.
Hillbilly has been on blood thinners since she had 2 blood clots in her leg dating back to 2005.
Since you provided no links to back up your assertions, I won’t bother either.
Who we believe is up to us, isn’t it?
Rocky, my hat is off to you for your work ethic.