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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Continuing With Trump Hump Day...

...a look into Trump World, where Trump believes Supreme Court justices "investigate" American citizens to see if they've broken any laws.


Trump really said that in an interview today.

This is the guy who also said he would consult himself on foreign policy issues because he has "a good brain" and knows a lot of stuff.

That good brain of his sure showed up today when he told the country that the SCOTUS should become investigators into Hillary Clinton's emails.

Trump certainly reflects the intelligence of the people who support him if the only reason they're supporting this colossal jerk is to piss off The Establishment.  

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told Good Morning America on Wednesday that he would appoint Supreme Court justices who would investigate Hillary Clinton’s emails. \

At the very end of the interview, ABC News host David Muir asked Trump to respond to a comment Hillary Clinton made this week. “As scary as it might be, ask yourself, ‘What kind of justice would a President Trump appoint?'” she said during a speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Monday.

 Trump replied:

“Well, I probably would appoint people who would look very seriously at her email disaster because it’s a criminal activity and I would appoint people who would look very seriously at that to start off with. What she is getting away with is absolutely murder. You talk about a case, now that’s a real case.”

That's the stupidest thing he said today; this was the second stupidest thing:

On his way to attracting women voters to his campaign The Trumper went there:

Donald Trump scrambled to clarify his position on abortion and put out a firestorm of criticism Wednesday after he initially said women who obtain abortions should be punished. 

Several hours later, in a statement, he said that women who obtain abortions are victims and, if Congress passes laws outlawing abortion, doctors who provide them should be punished. "If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman," 

Trump said. "The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. My position has not changed -- like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions."

Trump is like New England weather: If you don't like what he says, wait a minute, and he'll change it. 

This is how Trump "sticks it to The Establishment:"

He tells the country and the world that he doesn't know anything about the U.S. Government, and he's been for abortion before he was against it -- and jail for girls and women who get them.


Dave Miller said...

Here's the deal with Trump's comments on abortion...

Donald's response, that if abortion is illegal, then a woman who gets an abortion should be subject to punishment, makes perfect sense.

If you break a law, a law and order response certainly would be one of punishment. The other GOP partisans who call abortion murder and the ending of a life, are being intellectually dishonest if they don't adopt his position.

Once again, Trump has laid bare the idiocy of a standard GOP/Conservative position.

Own it GOP... you may not like the messenger, but it is your message.

BlueBull said...

Well said, Dave. Exactly what I was going to say. Of course, the anti-choice types really don't give a rip about 'life' or they'd worry about the child AFTER it's born, too.

Mark S. said...

Cops in Minneapolis, a city that paid out 9 million in damages for police misconduct last year, walk after shooting a handcuffed and on the ground victim in the head.

A 15 year old girl is sexually accosted, maced, roughed up at a Trump rally in Wisconsin. Man who maced her called her a "nigger fucking whore" while the crowd accosted her and shouted "go home nigger lover" while she stumbled around blindly.

Mississippi legislature passes bill allowing churches to form their own militias.

Cruz and Trump make fools of themselves at town hall meeting. Even worse than usual.

Lawyer for late Washington madam says he will release documents proving Cruz was a client.

Trumps campaign manager is charged with assaulting a reporter.

15 Detroit school principals charged with defrauding the school system of $1,000,000. I have the feeling this summer is going to make 1967 look like a picnic.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Re: Trump's remarks on punishing women who have abortions, should Roe v. Wade be overturned:

"Hours later, Mr. Trump recanted his remarks, essentially in full, a rare and remarkable shift for a candidate who proudly extols his unwillingness to apologize or bow to 'political correctness.'"

The Trump camp's actual reaction? — "in full"? From the Associated Press: "'My position has not changed,' Trump argued in [two] statements released by his campaign."


Anonymous said...

IF abortion was illegal, why wouldn't there be a consequence to breaking the law? Before Roe/Wade women who had abortions DID get prosecuted for breaking the law.
Trump's oratory is sad enough without having to lie about what he said.
FYI, Trump never said he would nuke Europe, in fact he said NO, but the liberal press is saying today he said he would nuke Europe. Just more liberal lies, which are totally unnecessary since Trump says enough to hang himself.
Why isn't the Democratic president pushing cases to the Court to stop these abortion clinic abuses. Row/Wade explicitly says the State cannot make it unreasonable for a woman to get an abortion. If a State closes down it's abortion clinics, they are in violation of the law, yet, I don't hear the president telling his AG to investigate, and sue those States.
So now it's the liberals dividing the American electorate with the abortion issue.
This is why most politicians don't answer hypothetical questions. Trump isn't most politicians, which is why he is getting so much support. He should have just told Cris he doesn't answer hypothetical questions.
Japan having nukes is also a hypothetical question. The Japanese Constitution explicitly bans any nuke weapons by the State.

Dave Miller said...

Anon... you posited this... "IF abortion was illegal, why wouldn't there be a consequence to breaking the law? Before Roe/Wade women who had abortions DID get prosecuted for breaking the law."

And that indeed is the question for the GOP, conservatives and people like you.

If abortion, as the pro-life side claims, is simple pre meditated murder, why wouldn't logical conservatives support prison, or the death penalty for anyone taking part in that murder?

It really is the only consistent position one can take IF they equate abortion with murder.

And logically, that should include, yes, the mother, the doctor and anyone else aiding and abetting that "murder."

Hillary was correct last night in her comments on Trump... he just gave voice to policies all three of the candidates support. There is no difference in substance, just delivery.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"The option of using nuclear weapons, either in the Middle East or Europe, should never be taken off the table, Donald Trump said Wednesday.

During a town hall meeting in Wisconsin, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asked Trump, on a quest to become the Republican presidential candidate, if he could rule out the use of nuclear weapons in Europe.

“I’m not going to take it off the table,” Trump said. When Matthews asked again whether Trump might use nuclear weapons in Europe, the real estate mogul responded: “No. I don’t think so, but … I am not taking cards off the table.”

If you're in someone's house and they say they're not going to rule out using a machine gun to kill a burglar if he comes in the house, that means he would use a machine gun if a burglar came in the house. If he would not, the homeowner would state very clearly that he would NOT.

Trump said the nuclear option for Europe is "on the table," which everyone knows means "Yes I would, if I had to." So no one's lying when they repeat what Trump said.

You think politicians shouldn't answer hypothetical questions? How the hell would we know what Trump (or any presidential candidate) would do as POTUS? Trump's never held elective office or been involved in politics, except for his birther nincompoopery. The American people should just trust that this maniac would make a terrific president? No one should ask him questions on how he'd govern and use the power of the presidency?

On abortion, you suggest that the president and the attorney general interfere with states rights? Can you imagine the howling from red states that would create? The red states are making it more difficult for clinics to stay open with burdensome requirements that they've come up with in recent years. Clinics have had to close because they can't afford to be in compliance with many of these new burdensome red state laws. Also the abortion rate has been declining, probably because of easier and more affordable access to birth control. But there is push-back from pro-choice groups.

Abortion will never be repealed. But the red states are doing everything they can to make life more miserable for poor girls and women. Rich girls and women will ALWAYS be able to get abortions. Countries that outlaw abortion under any circumstance have already seen cases where 10 year old girls are forced to carry a pregnancy by their rapist step-fathers. BlueBull is correct. This passionate concern for life by the red states stops after birth. Remember it was the Republicans in Congress who cut funding for SNAP -- a program that helps feed children, veterans, and the working poor.

On the same day that Trump blabbered about abortion, he bragged that he’d appoint a really great Supreme Court justice and then he’d make the SCOTUS investigate Hillary Clinton and her emails.

He’s an imbecile.

Anonymous said...

"People like you"
Thanks for proving you are nothing but a name calling idiot, not that this will get posted. Talk about biased insults, I have never talked with you before, so how do you know me? I support Berni, but forget about discussing anything out of your echo chamber.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous, take an aspirin and go lie down. No one here called you a name.

And I don't believe you're a Bernie supporter. Most of my family are Bernie supporters and they don't go off the deep end like you just did. And they certainly don't accuse people of using "Liberal lies," as you did.

There was not ONE insult here directed at you.

You're a troll who came here looking to be outraged. And you fulfilled your quest.

TOM said...

Shaw, that Anonymous is a troll from one of those far right blogs.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Bad news for The Trumper and us. We want The Trumper to get the nomination!

Several of Donald Trump’s most vocal defenders are criticizing the GOP front-runner as his pattern of sexism becomes undeniably clear.

The tide began to shift last week, after Trump threatened to “spill the beans” on Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, and later retweeted a meme comparing Heidi Cruz’s appearance to his wife, Melania, who is a former model.

Then, in a Monday interview, Trump claimed his repeated disparaging comments about women — often about their appearance — were jokes. The next day, Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was charged with allegedly assaulting reporter Michelle Fields, prompting Trump to engage in some textbook victim-blaming. And on Wednesday, he floated “punishment” for women who have abortions. (He quickly backtracked on the remarks, suggesting doctors should be punished instead.)

It’s become too much for some of Trump’s staunchest allies.

Phil said...

Truman, Ike, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Bush, none of them would publicly take atomic weapons off the table. In fact, JFK made it clear to the world he would use atomic weapons against the USSR, or Cuba if they didn't remove atomic weapons from Cuba. " A full retaliatory strike against the USSR............."JFK.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"The option of using nuclear weapons, either in the Middle East or Europe, should never be taken off the table, Donald Trump said Wednesday."

Trump said he wouldn't take the use of nuclear weapons against EUROPE off the table.

Last time I checked, European nations are our allies -- and they belong to NATO.

When JFK made clear to the world that he would use nuclear weapons, he named our then enemies, not our allies.

bigger isn't always better said...

Getting one hell of a laugh reading your rightwing chirpers Shaw. They seem rather confused. Glad we stopped by.

Dave Miller said...

Anon... Awfully tough knowing who were talking to when you refuse to put a name on your post.

If the term "people like you" is insulting, you might take a look at a few other sites where libs are called libtards, because it supposedly is scientific, commies, idiots, and Un American. Those are the terms I'm ok repeating.

Sorry if I offended you, whoever you are. If you want to experience a real echo chamber, look elsewhere where none of us here can even comment!


(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Pardon my absinthe. This entire spectacle has been so disturbing and painful to watch, I've been in hiding for the past few months (and intend to remain in hiding until Hell freezes over).

Shaw Kenawe said...


It froze over already. But it's on its way to a spring thaw now.

Dave, it's a good bet that Anonymous is a regular at one of those right wing blogs where you either cannot post or where they throw poo at each other or anyone who doesn't conform to their world view.

bigger isn't always better,

Yes, they are amusing.

BlueBull said...

The obvious right wing troll sounds a LOT like several of the regular knuckle-draggers over at the right wing blogs. (((Sprays disinfectant all over the place))).... :)