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From Our Local Political Junkie We’ll Call “Cincy Dave”

image007The Commission on Presidential Debates has confirmed Trump’s complaint about his microphone was correct. The Commission on Presidential Debates revealed in a one-sentence statement Friday that Donald Trump’s audio was impacted earlier in the week. “Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall,” the commission said in a statement. No other details were immediately made available. The statement provided no evidence that the audio issue affected the television audience of more than 80 million people. Trump complained earlier in the week that his microphone wasn’t functioning properly at Monday’s debate. “And they also had, gave me a defective mic. Did you notice that? My mic was defective within the room,” he told a group of reporters afterward. “No, but I wonder, was image008that on purpose? Was that on purpose? But I had a mic that wasn’t worked properly, with, working properly within the room.” 

Trump’s fake charity, The Trump Foundation, has been operating illegally for many years and will likely be shut down by the State of New York. Trump also could be forced to return all the money he has collected for it, according to an article in the Washington Post. Trump has repeatedly used money in his Foundation for his own benefit and directed income to the foundation to avoid paying taxes on it. The New York State Attorney General is investigating all of these issues and something is almost sure to come out of it. This latest revelation is yet another example of the “law and order” candidate’s disregard for laws.image009

Many of the country’s newspapers are dumping the Trump. The conservative Detroit News has never endorsed a Democrat for president in its 143 year history – Only Republicans. But they can’t stomach Trump so they endorsed Gary Johnson, the guy who never heard of Aleppo and doesn’t know the name of any foreign leaders. In short, anyone but Trump. Here is a video they issued as to why Trump is unfit. Probably even worse, USA Today, who has never before taken sides in a presidential race, published an editorial about why Trump is unfit for the presidency. More here: 

image010Trump’s so-called “bromance” with Putin has given Hillary an opportunity to make inroads into what was once a solid Republican constituency – Americans of Eastern European decent. The Clinton campaign is meeting with swing-state leaders of Eastern European descent, encouraging ethnic debate watch parties and phone banks, and scheduling conference calls with Clinton allies from her State Department days as part of an aggressive effort to capitalize on Donald Trump’s embrace of Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his equivocal support for NATO. For years, voters with Eastern Bloc roots embraced the Republican Party, viewing the GOP as an anti-communist bulwark and a champion of strength in the face of Russian aggression. More here: 

image011Ignoring the advice of Republicans who know better, Trump has continued the attack on the beauty queen that Hillary brought up during the debate. Trump had called the winner of the Miss Universe contest “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping” and he just can’t seem to let it go, attempting to justify his remarks on various TV shows. Also, ignoring advice, he has decided to attack President Bill Clinton’s infidelities by having his spokespersons talk about them in an attempt to somehow tar Hillary. Most experienced politicians think this is a losing argument, especially given Trump’s own history of marriages and infidelities, including a child out of wedlock, but, of course, Trump knows more about everything than the experts. 

Fox News has directed their talking heads to stop using fake on-line polls to claim that Trump won the debates or is winning. Could image012this be the first teeny baby step in Fox becoming a real news organization instead of a right-wing propaganda site? After the departure of the odious Roger Ailes, some changes were expected but something like Fox prohibiting outright lies is amazing. Perhaps the Murdock boys, who are now running Fox, have decided that the cable channel’s being a laughing stock is not to their long-term benefit, especially considering how they played the same tune in the last election, predicting a landslide victory by Romney. Maybe they will now also get rid of Bill O’Reilly, who has told some of the most outrageous lies ever heard, including that he was in combat during the Falklands War, that he heard the suicide shot of Lee Harvey Oswald’s friend and that he saw nuns killed in El Salvadore. Not only that, but BillO was guilty of the same crime that Ailes lost his job over, sexual harassment of a subordinate, but managed to buy his way out of it, settling with the victim for several million dollars.

The Donald had better hope these polls are meaningless because they show that Hillary is leading in all the swing states. There’s no way to spin this to his favor. If he is really losing in N.C. and Florida, it’s over.image006

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