It’s Tuesday in the Election Season, and that means another big vote today. The Republicans have four states in play: Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho, and a caucus in Hawaii. The Democrats have two states: Michigan and Mississippi.
The campaign is tightening for the Republicans in a big way, especially after this past Saturday and Sunday’s results. The three top Republicans all won two states (Rubio picked up a big win in Puerto Rico, a 23 delegate territory). Currently, Trump is expected to win Michigan, though it could finally be a state Kasich wins.
Meanwhile, things are looking interesting in Michigan for the Democrats, too, as the race has tightened up there, as well. The Democrats spent a lot of time pandering there, holding a townhall in Flint, MI, site of the terrible water crisis. It will be interesting to see who Michiganers go for – the Socialist who did not vote for the bailout, or the serial liar who did.
Meanwhile, it could be interesting for Sen. Sanders, well, EVERYWHERE, after making a claim about white people that was startling in his attempts to pander for black votes. And in a total two-fer, he also managed to make a racist comment to get there:
Yes, you heard that correctly – Bernie Sanders thinks that white people don’t know what it is like to be poor. Uh, yeah, Senator, many of us do. Apparently he has never traveled around this country, or is so removed from reality, so insulated after his 30+ years in government, that he is just clueless.
But wait, he doubled down in his attempts to pander by adding this to his definition of poor, as Twitchy.com reveals:
[…] Sanders reflexively claimed that no one has talked more about poverty than he has, and introduced a sort of formula to clarify his statement. That is, white people do understand poverty, but to be truly poor, you need to couple that lack of money with a sense of desperation and the continual threat posed by white police officers. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Uh, yeah. So not only did he make this idiotic claim about white people, but now he is attacking white police officers too. Good grief.
Meanwhile, CNN made a report yesterday claiming that Marco Rubio was about to drop out, and the reporter apparently got the news from an anonymous senior adviser. Well, it seems she didn’t bother to check with anyone in the campaign first. Check out the reaction of Rubio’s spkoesman, Alex Conant, to Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “reporting” (h/t Facebook friend):
Uh, yeah – CNN’s Jamie Vangel apparently didn’t bother to do the least bit of basic journalism: check with the campaign before reporting something this major. You would think CNN would learn after the whole Ben Carson fiasco. Conant was very firm with Blitzer telling him that CNN must stop reporting this fiction.
Frankly, this just seems like more of the media’s attempts to manipulate this election cycle (again). Glenn Beck recently had a piece based highlighting an extensive piece at Daily Mail (UK) article that focused on Trump’s treatment of a British newsreader whom he then stalked for TWENTY YEARS after she rejected his advances (he was married at the time he made them, by the way). The Daily Mail piece is EXTENSIVE, and if you have the time/inclination to read it all, here is the link again.
You might ask why I include this as another attempt by the media to manipulate the election. Because there is a DOCUMENTARY about this entire event that NBC is sitting on rather than airing now (shade of the LA Times never releasing the video of Obama and Khalid Rashidi). From Glenn Beck:
[…] There was a disturbing, disturbing article that came out. And it’s just like the press to do this. I’m telling you, they’re setting Hillary Clinton’s win up. That’s all they’re doing.
NBC just bought a documentary from the BBC because they feel it’s going to be relevant soon. Not relevant now. But relevant as soon as the guy gets the nomination, if it is Donald Trump. And his supporters seem to be, you know, like they’re all — they all seem like they’re coming out.
And NBC bought this unbelievable documentary about what happened to a woman who is kind of the Diane Sawyer of England. She was the first woman on what they call breakfast shows, the morning shows. She was the 5 o’clock news anchor on the BBC. She now works for Sky News. She’s worked for NBC, she’s worked for CBS. I just want to read some of this.
Even by extraordinary standards of Donald Trump, this is a creepy shadow, as she says. We were 30,000 feet on Trump’s private jet, flying to Florida, when he showed me his white leather double bed. “I like beautiful things,” he purred seductively. “That’s why I like you so much.”
This was just one of the many revealing and excruciating moments during the two weeks I spent with Donald Trump in 1995, while making a 60-minute profile of him for ITV. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Ugh. Honestly, I wish I hadn’t just eaten breakfast. When I read the “seductiveness” of Trump, it almost acted as an emetic. Blech.
Finally, you will never believe who Obama just picked to be his ISIS Advisor. It’s a doozy, and no doubt Obama is counting on the Election Season to hide some of his goings-on. Obama’s choice is – wait for it – a FORMER HAMAS SYMPATHIZER (h/t Facebook friend):
[…] (Rob) Malley has a well-documented history of sympathizing with extremists. Judicial Watch wrote about Malley last year when Obama made him the senior director at the NSC even though the president had dumped him as a foreign policy adviser for meeting with and having regular contact with Hamas, long classified a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. Malley and his family are also ties to Yasser Arafat, founder of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Fatah movement. He was also an adviser in Bill Clinton’s White House (imagine that!). He consistently exonerates Palestinians and condemns Israel. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
And that is just the beginning of Malley’s resume. I am just shaking my head at the lunacy of this, and the very clear message that sends about how Obama thinks.
Again, 2017 cannot come soon enough…
This is an Open Thread, and feel free to discuss any of the above including election results as they come in.