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Monday, October 17, 2016

Donald Trump and Putin's Russia


Infidel753 said...

If a Democratic candidate had a record like this, all of wingnuttia from the RNC to Outer Teabagistan would be demanding that he be defeated, disqualified, arrested, indicted, deported, etc., etc., etc. How the anti-Soviet crusader Reagan would lament if he could see what his party has come to support.

Jerry Critter said...

There certainly are questions about Trump's financial ties to Russian interests. Also, in the second debateTrump seemed to side with Russia's dealings in Syria. The rightwing would be going crazy if this was Clinton.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Infidel753, the TeaPublicans have shown themselves to have no core values, only core hatred for liberals and especially Hillary. They shed their fake values about family and patriotism as soon as Trump started talking like they do in private -- insulting and stereotyping women and minorities.

Trump's acceptance by the TeaPUblicans also plays into what people believe is white privilege, and who can blame them.

Imagine if Mr. Obama's wife had posed semi-nude in a lesbian photo shoot, imagine if Mr. Obama has bragged on tape about grabbing women's genitals because he's a star, imagine if Mr. Obama had close financial ties with a hostile country like Russia. All of that, and more, insulting the military -- POWs and Gold Star families -- the TeaPublicans would be calling for Mr. Obama's head on a pike, but because Trump is white and rich, they excuse his execrable values and behaviors because they believe in their gullible little minds that he understands them.

Jerry, many people believe Trump's financial dealings with the Russians is the reason he won't produce his tax returns. He made the decision that it would be better to ride out the criticism around not doing what every presidential candidate has done since the '70s than to reveal his true financial worth, his charitable donations, and his financial dealings with the Russians. He must be hiding some very embarrassing things.

Franz Liebkind said...

Since Democrats firebombed the GOP HQ, it only makes sense they would pay to rebuild it.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Trump's been playing his supporters for suckers all along. Like PM Carpenter, I, too, almost feel sorry for the dupes.

From PM Carpenter's blog:

The populist plutocrat punks his patsies

I almost have pity for the suckers. The "Voice of The People" has exploited them for 16 months, and he's about to exploit them for at least four more years.

The Financial Times:

Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has informally approached one of the media industry’s top dealmakers about the prospect of setting up a Trump television network after the presidential election in November.

Mr Kushner — an increasingly influential figure in the billionaire’s presidential campaign — contacted Aryeh Bourkoff, the founder and chief executive of LionTree, a boutique investment bank, within the past couple of months.

All along, just another money-making scam. That is the essence of Trump's populist revolution.

Shaw Kenawe said...


There is no evidence just now on who did the firebombing. But that didn't stop Donald Trump from shooting off his tiny mouth about it. Imagine that knucklehead as president and an international incident blew up. Trump has shown he'd bomb someone, anyone, first and ask questions later.

Shaw Kenawe said...

It looks like Trump is admitting he has assaulted women.

A Shrinking Trump Mocks His Accusers to Shrinking Crowds
Even as he denigrated the appearance of the women he allegedly assaulted, Trump left open the possibility that he did, in fact, assault them.

The White Oak Amphitheatre, which President Obama packed to excess of its 7,700 person limit Tuesday night, leaving another 1,500 supporters stranded outside, wasn’t even half full on Friday. A listless crowd occasionally chanted “Trump, Trump, Trump,” but it never got momentum.

Trump didn’t categorically deny all of the abuse charges, leaving some legal wiggle room: “In just about all cases, it’s nonsense, it’s false.” That would seem to suggest that there are some “cases” out there that are true.

Ducky's here said...

Well, Shaw, I think we're getting a look at the first days of the Clinton presidency.

Pence joined in and echoed the Orange Man's concern that the election is rigged.
Expect that to be the rabies media meme and maybe even some congressional inquiries.

"Knuckles" McCain stated that no Clinton SCOTUS nominations would be confirmed.
“I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up. I promise you,” McCain said Monday.

He's walked it back somewhat but you get an idea what a freak show the Goopers have planned.

Hopefully she has learned a lesson from Obama's early experience with these jerks.

Shaw Kenawe said...


I've read more than one article covering the GOP and how they absolutely do not acknowledge as legtimate any Democrat who wins the White House. Think about that.

Bill Clinton was hounded by the Gingrich gang and vilified for engaging in extra-marital affairs that Gingrich and 2 other Republican Speakers of the House were as well. The Goopers planned to obstruct President Obama the night of his inauguration, even though Mr. Obama won a convincing victory, TWICE. And now we hear the Goopers already illegitimizing a possible Hillary presidency. No Supreme Court approvals and more obstruction.

And they have the cajones to call the Clintons crooks? Seriously? The Clintons are pikers compared with the seditious thugs that run the GOP.

Frank Wilhoit said...


Trump is Reagan (brought down to date). Reagan's "anti-Sovietism" was a pose.

We do not, and cannot, have a foreign policy; every mention of an offshore actor is an allegory for a domestic faction. There is no one in the Republican Party who could find any given country on a globe if you gave them forty minutes and a jeweller's loupe.

Reagan know nothing about Russia or its history except that there was a thing called "Bolshevism", which the American business community declared to be an existential threat ca. 1919 -- an attitude that was frozen in that moment and never underwent any subsequent re-examination.

Then "Bolshevism" (later "Communism"), because it was distant and exotic and nothing said about it was subject to independent verification, became a verbal talisman to allude to any other existential threat to American business, such as unions, civil rights, etc.

Today the landscape has shifted; today, Russians are an allegory for alt-Right skinheads. Putin hates the fa66ots and the J3ws, so he is a perfect Republican.