I have been following her campaign for more than a month by now. I have seen many good events. I have seen events in Iowa and New Hampshire, in Boston and New York, in Nashville and Charleston. I have heard her deliver variations of the same speech over and over, introduce the same plans, tell the same jokes, play the same songs—I have seen her, in other words, prove herself adept at the politician’s task of making the novel seem familiar and the familiar seem novel. She never gets tired, just tiring, for she applies her indefatigability to the daily exercise of what her aides call “staying in her lane” and “executing.” She doesn’t try to appear extraordinary, only formidably accomplished, and on most days she succeeds at doing just that.
Wednesday Evening Reads: Because Morning was hours ago….Posted: May 4, 2016
So yeah, I’ve got an enhanced attitude problem that is ruining my usual unpleasantly bitchy-negativistic sarcastically personality. What could once be perceived as part of my qwerky charm, now comes across as a plain old antisocial, despondent hateful person…who really can’t stand any of this Bullshit any longer.
The original title of this post was Wednesday Afternoon Reads… but as you can see that had to be switched out to Evening Reads. My lack of enthusiasm has finally hit rock bottom…could Trump really make it all the way to top?
I always felt he would wind up being the GOP’s nominee. And now that it has become realized, well…it makes me physically ill. I live in a town of Trump devotees, Banjoville is pretty much a little village that runs politically, ideally, figuratively and literally, like a mini Trump-fiefdom. It is fucking frightening as hell. What would make a Trump presidency all the more worse, is that he has his little fat finger on the button that would bring the end of humanity…
The one thing I did not anticipate, was the douche bag Bernie Sanders carrying on the way he is. And I think that is the most disturbing bit out of all this.
So, all I have today are links in a dump, and some funny retro pictures. I can offer no more.
This link deserves to get a front page:
At the same time, we have all seen history itself run a very different campaign—brutal, intemperate, improvisatory, and utterly over-the-top. There has been Trump, of course. There has been terror. And on some days they seem to have joined forces for the purpose of mocking the pretensions of a politician like Hillary Clinton—or any politician who tries to make believe that history is driven by anything more than madness and blood. Every day brings what feels like a new outrage or a new horror or a new loosening of the bonds of either civility or civilization; every day history has asked Hillary Clinton to respond.
Oh, please…I do hope that Sanders shuts the hell up and let’s Hillary focus her response on Trump alone. Read the rest at the link, I realize the article is discussing the terrorist shooting in California at the time it was written, but for me…for now, I am talking about Trump and by extension Sanders. (Because he is doing fuck all for her now.)
The rest of the links:
To every Bernie supporter who cares about progress, to every reporter who cares about the truth, to every voter in America who cares about the future of this planet: take a good long look at Hillary Clinton’s face.
It is the face of the single human on this planet who can prevent a Trump presidency.
Take a look, and act accordingly.
So now as Trump looks to general, Clinton will have to fight on two fronts: Start taking on Trump; keep fighting Sanders. As long as Sanders keeps attacking Clinton, the media will keep reporting it, and she’ll be obliged to respond, to some extent.
It’s not that she can’t handle it; of course she can. It’s that, at this point, given the math, she shouldn’t have to.
Which isn’t to say Sanders must drop out. It’s only to say he doesn’t need to keep attacking her. He, too, could pivot to Trump. He hasn’t.
So Sanders is going to keep making it tough on Clinton. He’s going to keep attacking her, which means he’s going to keep generating negative press for her and keep handing talking points to Trump.
All the same, Clinton is going to be the nominee. Her road will just be unnecessarily more difficult. But what else is new?
Given that reality, my colleague and friend Peter Daou wrote what is possibly the greatest post ever written last night: “This Is the Face of the Woman Who Will Save the World from Donald Trump.”
“Take a look, and act accordingly.” LOLOLOLOLOLOL A+
If you’re wondering whether I will definitely be shouting ACT ACCORDINGLY! for the next several decades, the answer is a resounding YES.
Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for the United States presidency. A terrible man who would oversee a ruinous administration defined by abject bigotry and reckless governance.
He is rude. He is offensive. He is intemperate. He is incompetent. He is unprepared. He is vainglorious. He is brittle. He is unethical. He is dishonest. He is cruel. He is terrifying. And he has a legitimate shot at becoming the next president.
World Reacts to Trump– “Some are shocked, some say the U.S. is getting what it deserves”
Donald Trump Just Became the Presumptive Nominee and #NeverTrump Repub | Vanity Fair -Some good images of Trump fat fingers there…
And a few that you need to read in full:
Thank you for putting up with my complete withdraw from the world earlier today.
This is an open thread.