MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018
Trump’s 570th Day In Office
Reviewing Local Political Junkie We Called “Cincy Dave’s” Coverage
At This Point In 2016, There Were Only 85 More Days Until The Day That Will Live In Infamy For Crooked Hillary’s Supporters, Many Of Whom Have Still Not Recovered.
MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016
Today’s Good News And Bad News
From Our Local Political Junkie We’ll Call “Cincy Dave”
NO NEWS FOR HILLARY
No news is good news and especially for Hillary. She is perfectly happy to let The Donald hog all the headlines, which are almost always negative. In this race to the bottom, she wants to be last.
TRUMP WILL NEVER FORGIVE
At last week’s Connecticut rally, Trump said, “Oh you better elect me folks, I’ll never speak to you again. Can you imagine — can you imagine how badly I’ll feel if I spend all of that money, all of this energy, all of this time, and lost? I will never, ever forgive the people of Connecticut, I will never forgive the people of Florida and Pennsylvania and Ohio. But I love them anyway, we’ll see. I think we’re gonna do very well.” We don’t know if that was a plea or a threat, but it is definitely a political speech like no one ever gave before.
TRUMP WANTS TO ELIMINATE JOHNSON AMENDMENT
DJT was correct – LBJ did pass legislation prohibiting tax-exempt organizations from endorsing candidates. This is one of the few Trump statements that has ever been found to be true by Politifact. As for the Amendment itself, it is widely violated by groups on the left and right anyway, especially churches, so it is just another meaningless talking point to rev up the religious right.
GOOD NEWS FOR NEVER TRUMP
The Never Trump Conservatives have finally found their man. Their new presidential candidate is Evan McMullin, who was a Republican last week but now is an Independent. He is not backed by anyone except a few disgruntled Republicans. If you never heard of him, you are not alone. Probably, less than a couple of dozen people in the entire U.S. ever heard of him before this week. He claims that his entry into the presidential race will not hurt Trump, and we certainly agree. First off, because of his late entry, he won’t even be able to get on the ballot in a lot of states – possibly most states. Even then, he could only expect a few protest votes from people who don’t like either Trump or Hillary and who would otherwise vote for the Libertarian candidate or the Green Party candidate, if they bothered to vote at all. It would be too kind to say that his so-called candidacy is a fool’s errand.
TERRORIST MURDERS TIE RECORD
According to the World Wide Jihad report, terrorist killings last week in the U.S. tied the record low of zero again, as has happened in most weeks for the past 15 years. During the same one-week period, terrorists killed a total of 330 people in all other countries. This is a testimony to the vigilance, ability and hard work of our police, military and intelligence forces. Unfortunately, in the same week, approximately 630 Americans were killed by non-terrorists using firearms. Another way to put this is that almost twice as many Americans were killed by firearms last week as the total of all people killed by terrorists in the entire rest of the world. This is a testimony to the vigilance, ability and hard work of the NRA in buying off and/or threatening members of congress.
TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER MANAFORT
Documents have been found in Ukraine showing payments of over 12 million to Trump campaign manager and spokesman, Paul Manafort, and linking him to the corrupt former president of Ukraine. Manafort has a history of working for corrupt politicians and dictators, going all the way back to Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines. There is also a question of whether he should have registered in the U.S. as an agent of a foreign government while working for officials in the Ukraine and elsewhere. Will he survive this or will Trump have to dump him?
Here are today’s meaningless polls. Again, Florida and NH are swing states and show Hillary ahead. Reports are that Hillary may also try to win Georgia. The fact that Georgia is even this close shows real weakness for DJT. The last time a Democrat won Georgia was in 1992 – Someone named Clinton.
More Good News And Bad News Tomorrow