Trump’s ‘Dean Scream?’ – Turn out the Lights!

Trump screaming about lighting
Trump screaming about lighting

A protester briefly sabotaged a Trump rally yesterday by switching off the stage lights. Caught in the dark in mid-rant on the stage, Trump went first addressed the situation with sarcasm and then went into a rage — displaying the sort of seemingly erratic behavior that disqualified at least one candidate in the past.

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We’re NOT Going to Say Trump Is a Vulgar, Mobbed-up, Philandering Liar

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Seriously. We’re not going to say Trump is a vulgar, mobbed-up, philandering liar.

See the video…
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Hey GOP, Scalia’s Death Is a Message from God – He Wants Pres. Obama to Appoint the Next Supreme Court Justice

Infographic circulating on Facebook
Infographic circulating on Facebook

To hear them tell it, God is in constant communication with Republican politicians. In the current election cycle alone, he told no less than six out of the 16 (or whatever) Republican candidates that he wanted them to run for president.

He may have wanted them to run, but apparently he didn’t want at least five of them to win. Of the six — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, evangelical cult leader Ben Carson, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — only Kasich is still in the race.

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Trump Sides with Liberals: Bush Should Have Been Impeached

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Click to see video clip

In his quest for the Republican Party presidential nomination, Donald Trump has changed his positions on a number of hot-button issues. He was once for legalizing drugs, for example, now he’s not. He once said he was “very pro-choice,” now he says he is pro-life. He supported background checks for gun buyers and a ban on assault weapons, now he says he’s a Second Amendment guy all the way. He once favored universal healthcare, now he toes the GOP line: He’ll repeal Obamacare but has no plan to replace it.

Based on an exchange at the Republican presidential debate in South Carolina last night, on one issue, at least, Trump still agrees with liberals. In fact, on this issue he’s to the left of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Pres. Obama.

Trump still believes George W. Bush should have been impeached.

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Trump Finally Repulses Conservatives – His Vulgar Language Shocks S.C. Focus Group

These Republicans physically recoiled when they were shown a video of Trump dropping an F-bomb from a campaign-event podium
Trump dropping the F-bomb in New Hampshire
Trump dropping the F-bomb in New Hampshire

Donald Trump’s rise during the 2016 presidential campaign has confounded experts from the start. No one could have predicted that a buffoonish billionaire from the Outer Boroughs would have broad appeal to conservative voters nationwide.

But now, for the first time, something the GOP frontrunner said appears to have shocked Republican voters.

He said the word “fuck.”

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Trump Is a LOSER

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Palin’s Trump Endorsement Is Her Ultimate Betrayal of John McCain

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Political news this week has been dominated by Donald Trump’s latest spotlight-grabbing stunt — his endorsement by Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain’s 2008 vice-presidential nominee, whose ineptitude and stubborn ignorance were major factors in the GOP’s loss to Barack Obama that year.

“He’s a war hero ’cause he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK?”
– Donald Trump, smearing John McCain’s military service in July

In rescuing Palin from well-earned obscurity and thrusting her onto the national stage again, Trump got what he wanted, at least in the short term. Coverage of Palin’s word-salad-y endorsement speech led the nightly news broadcasts on ABC, CBS and NBC Monday night. Both legit cable news networks, MSNBC and CNN covered the event live, as did Fox.

But in her MSNBC show that night Rachel Maddow made a point that everyone else overlooked.

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Sarah Palin: Pre-Primary Endorsing Poetess or Post-Literate Endorseress?

Eric Thayer for The New York Times
Eric Thayer for The New York Times

The New York Times offers a tongue-in-cheek analysis of Sarah Palin’s Donald Trump endorsement speech delivered in her unique oratorical style in Ames, Iowa, yesterday.

In “The Most Mystifying Lines of Sarah Palin’s Endorsement Speech,” reporter Michael Barbaro attempts to parse the 10 most memorable lines from Palin’s address, which, he says, “has been described as performance art, a filibuster, even slam poetry.”

Here’s an example:

“He is from the private sector, not a politician. Can I get a ‘Hallelujah!’ ”

Mrs. Palin goes godly as she enthuses about the business world.

GOP Adulterers Trump and Fiorina Have No Business Attacking Other People’s Marriages

Left:  Donald Trump with third wife, Melania, and their son, Barron; right: Carly Fiorina with second husband, Frank, on the campaign trail
Left: Donald Trump with third wife, Melania, and their son, Barron; right: Carly Fiorina with second husband, Frank, on the campaign trail

Given the Republican Party’s irresistible urge to poke their noses in the Clintons’ private lives — they spent millions of taxpayer dollars investigating the then-First Couple in the In the 1990s and then spent million more on a failed impeachment over a sex lie Bill told under oath — it is not surprising that the 2016 GOP candidates are raising Bill Clinton’s infidelities as a way to attack his wife.

Republicans also have a tendency to crow about the value of “traditional marriage” while simultaneously cheating on their spouses — we have been cataloging the hypocrisy of these GOP adulterers for the past decade.

Now we’re adding two more to the list.

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Which Candidate Matches You on the Issues?

voting-boothYou can take a quiz to find out which presidential candidate (if any) most closely matches up with your core values. Then you’ll know how to vote!

Almost 25 million of your fellow Americans have employed the quiz to tell them whom to support in the coming election based on their values and stances on a variety of issues. So don’t be a low-information voter anymore, let the Interwebs tell you who you should vote for!

Suggestion: When taking the survey, check the “other stances” selection to give a more nuanced response and don’t forget to click on the slider that indicates how important each issue is to you.

Full disclosure: I sided 92% of the time with Bernie Sanders, 88% with Hillary Clinton and 72% with Martin O’Malley — not surprising. More disturbing, however, were my match-ups with Republicans: 21% with Donald Trump, 20% with Ben Carson and 19% with Ted Cruz.

Obviously, I’ve got some naval-staring to do …