Trump Manager on Misleading Mexican Wall Footage: ‘No Shit! That Was 1000% on Purpose’

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 9.06.38 PMIt would appear as if finally, the entire Trump campaign and staff have adopted the truly I-don’t-give-a-f–k attitude of the man at the top. In recent weeks, campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson has made a series of extremely notable cable news appearances, each more laden with typical Trump-speak than the next. Pierson, who recently donned a bullet choker necklace very casually on CNN, retorted to criticism, “Maybe I’ll wear a fetus next time.” As for the proposed Muslim ban that her boss spouted off about last month, Pierson doubled-down, telling S.E. Cupp, “So what? They’re Muslim!”. Now it would appear as if Pierson has company from those working for the real estate mogul’s campaign who have basically become mini-Trump reincarnates themselves. Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has responded to claims that the recent Trump ad that touted what would appear to be Mexican illegal immigrants actually used footage from Morocco. Continue reading "Trump Manager on Misleading Mexican Wall Footage: ‘No Shit! That Was 1000% on Purpose’"

Shocker: Donald Trump Cheats at Golf – Samuel L. Jackson is the latest to accuse the presidential candidate of dishonest golfing practices

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 5.28.15 PMWere you horrified when you learned that Donald Trump pulled medical benefits from his nephew’s infant son with cerebral palsy? Did this morning’s television ad calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States gross you out beyond words? If your disgust for Trump is high right now, you may not want to read on, because I’m about to tell you the most awful thing he’s ever done. Are you ready? Donald Trump cheats at golf. According to Time, actor Samuel L. Jackson accused the Republican presidential candidate of being unfair on the fairway in Rhapsody magazine when he responded to the question of who was the better golfer by saying, “Oh, I am, for sure. I don’t cheat.”

Are you surprised? Do you feel blindsided by this piece of information? Is your trust in Trump irreparably shattered? I know. Me too. What’s worse is that Jackson Continue reading "Shocker: Donald Trump Cheats at Golf – Samuel L. Jackson is the latest to accuse the presidential candidate of dishonest golfing practices"

Facepalm: Media Irresponsibly Provides Bundys, Criminal Militia Huge National Platform

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 12.09.43 PMSo let’s say an armed gang like the Crips or or Hell’s Angels took over a federal building in a town near you. Let’s also say said gang declared they weren’t leaving. And then its gang spokesman said this to Natalie Morales of NBC’s Today Show this morning:
“The only violence that, if it comes our way, will be because government is wanting their building back. We’re putting nobody in harm’s way. We are not threatening anybody.”
In other words, our armed militia means no harm unless the law does its job and takes the building it, you know, owns back. Pretty ominous stuff. And methinks the leader of the Crips or Hell’s Angels wouldn’t be afforded the same courtesy regarding media coverage if it took over a federal building. Yet here we are on the first busy day of the new year with wall-to-wall coverage of the standoff Continue reading "Facepalm: Media Irresponsibly Provides Bundys, Criminal Militia Huge National Platform"

Donald Trump Latest GOP Candidate to Agree With Obama on Gun Policy

Over the weekend, President Obama announced plans to take executive action on gun policy, and met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday morning to explore the authorities he might have at his disposal. One such action involves extending background checks to so-called “private sales,” which was a key provision of the legislation that Republicans filibustered in the wake of the Newtown massacre. On Monday morning’s New Day, Donald Trump appeared to agree with President Obama on the need to close the gun show loophole, while deriding the President for taking executive action. Trump began with the familiar flurry of talking points, but when Cuomo drilled down on the gun show loophole, Trump was supportive of the policy, as long as it’s taken up by Congress:
Cuomo: When you go to one of the shows, there’s a lot of private-to-private sellers as opposed to someone who is a dealer. They Continue reading "Donald Trump Latest GOP Candidate to Agree With Obama on Gun Policy"

Mizzou Administrator: First Amendment Isn’t ‘Free Pass’ To Say Hateful Things

mizzouIn an interview with The Economist, the University of Missouri’s interim vice-chancellor for diversity Chuck Henson appeared to opine that the First Amendment does not protect hate speech on campus. After the resignation of Mizzou president Tim Wolfe, Henson became one of the seven temporary administrators charged with running the school. The new administration quickly promised to meet all of the demands of the group of students leading a protest against what they claim is a hostile and racist environment at the school. “The backlash against the changes at Mizzou is likely to continue, led by self-styled defenders of the First Amendment (which protects free speech),” The Economist reports. “Yet the First Amendment does not give people a free pass to go round saying hateful things, points out Mr Henson.” Accordingly, Henson cited a guide on “inclusive terminology” issued by Mizzou, rich in phrases like “intersectionality” and “minoritized.” Henson’s Continue reading "Mizzou Administrator: First Amendment Isn’t ‘Free Pass’ To Say Hateful Things"

Santorum Desperately Launches Anti-Cruz Ad, No One Has Told Him He’s Polling at .8%

According to the newest polling date made available to us by Real Clear Politics, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is faring badly. Very badly. In fact, at 0.8%, Rick Santorum is polling slightly better than myself into the race for the Republican nomination, and I’m proud to say I have not spent a dime on my campaign. So what does a hapless former state Senator with a major Google problem do when he sits currently in eleventh place and has yet to make it to the main debate stage? Waste his money attacking the second-place candidate: Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The Santorum campaign, or whatever is left of it, rolled out a new 60-second ad in Iowa on Monday that is set to air on local cable and digital platforms in the Hawkeye state. And what element of the Cruz campaign has Santorum chosen to attack? The time that Cruz Continue reading "Santorum Desperately Launches Anti-Cruz Ad, No One Has Told Him He’s Polling at .8%"

‘News’ Networks Donate Millions to Donald Trump By Racing to Air First TV Ad

MSNBC TrumpOne of the big political stories of the holiday news dead zone was Donald Trump‘s stated intention to begin running millions of dollars worth of TV ads in Iowa and New Hampshire, but as it turns out, he needn’t have bothered. Early Monday morning, news outlets jumped at the chance to metaphorically paint Trump’s fence for him, but unlike Tom Sawyer‘s crowd-sourced work product, Trump’s will be used to keep Mexicans and Muslims at bay. Trump promises to make Mexico pay for that wall, but if it ever gets built, America’s news networks will have pad for much of it in the form of millions on free advertising. First to grab Donald’s brass ring was CNN, which aired most of Trump’s first TV ad of the campaign hot off the presses at 5:30 am Eastern: It doesn’t even appear that anchor John Berman even had a chance to Continue reading "‘News’ Networks Donate Millions to Donald Trump By Racing to Air First TV Ad"