Trump Camp falling apart: Isn’t it Delicious???

The Trump campaign people are spilling camp-gossip secretly to the press like an old leaky toilet.

Among the things revealed, General Flynn is a worthless POS who dominated what passed as debate “prep” But actually, there was no Real prep at all, because Donald doesn’t have an attention span. And therefore, Rudy Giuliani dominated what was left of the word “Prep” with his incessant useless babble, while Roger Ailes, who tried in vain to get Donald to pay attention for longer than five minutes, finally gave up and spent his time during “Practice” sessions telling old Fox Political War Stories. He probably threw in some snippets about all the women he forced to ball his gross self too. I’ll bet Bannon loved that in between throwing in a few of his wife-beating stories. So went “Debate Prep”.

Why, lack of preparation hardly showed at all on debate night, right? Trump was just being Trump. *Snort*. I’ll bet he won’t accuse Hillary of “resting” off the campaign trail before the next debate. Heh. Meanwhile, Rudy said he doesn’t think Trump should go to anymore debates. No shit. He said that.

I won’t even bother discussing the post-debate polls, such a discussion could be regarded as “Rubbing It In A Dumbshit’s Face”. Truth be told, they can’t fix the campaign unless somebody figures out how to fix the candidate. Good luck with that.

The Trump Spawns, Eric The Dolt,  Donald “Froggie” Junior and Ivanka The Smooth Operator are in a tizzy and blaming his staff and advisors for the “Disaster” that was the debate. Nowhere in their indoctrinated minds do they find space to blame their moronic sociopathic scam of a father. But nevermind, because……….

……..because, meanwhile, back at the Clinton Camp……….Let’s Rock!

 

The Debate: In Summary…..

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2016 Presidential Debate #1 at Hofstra

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Tonight’s 2016 Presidential debate is being moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. It’s scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) and will feature six 15-minute segments over the course of 90 minutes with no commercial breaks. (One of the many reasons to drink Scotch instead of beer.)

Here are all the ways to watch it. I recommend CSPAN not because their commentators are better than anyone else’s (they aren’t) but because their commentators don’t get to commentate during actual events. They play the whole thing raw, start to finish. That being said, the moment it is over, shut them off. Do not listen to any callers. (I warned you.)

No matter how it gets spun or even how it looks, the fact is, Hillary already won this debate. She is the only legitimate candidate. There is only one professional. Only one competent nominee. Only one presidential candidate. She beat the purity trolls of the far left, she’s beating the racists, sexists, and xenophobics of the right, and she’s beating the gawd-awful media (who decided they were in this race back when she was still doing her book tour).

Today there is more advice swirling around the Interwebs about what Hillary needs to do to win. She needs to smile. She needs to show she’s likable. She needs to tell us what she plans to do. (Because, if you’re in the media in 2016, you have NO idea what she plans to do and no way of finding out. It’s just not possible. You are literally forced to speculate.) What Hillary needs to do is tell these people to STFU. I was going to link to some of them, but they’re stupid.

This is not a normal year. Donald is not a normal person, much less candidate. The fact is, he blew away 16 of the GOP’s best and brightest by playing Political Apprentice while they were following The Establishment Book of Rules & Norms. If she follows the book too (likely), Mom and Pop won’t get freaked out but the Pundit Class will say she’s risk-averse, boring, wonky, (you know the rest—sing along with me). If she does something unexpected (perchance bold), the media Kewl Kidz will make fun of her, like they did with Naeing on Ellen, Pokemon Go Vote, and even this Kinney selfie pic. Because Hillary is not allowed to have any fun with this. None. Maybe her best bet is to play it straight, just up to the edge of baiting-with-plausible-deniability, and then let him Lazio himself. That kind of thing polls well.

Frankly, I don’t know what to tell her about debating a buffoon. I did this Tweet storm, but it has no answers. Just one request.

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If you do Facebook, you can enjoy some pre-game discussion with Jon Favreau and Friends. (Yes, I have made my peace with Favreau because he wrote this. No, it’s never going to happen with Axelrod; he can rot in hell.) In fact, Favreau and friends have a really decent bi-weekly podcast going. No matter what you do, do not watch any pre-game commentary on cable news channels. Unless you feel like getting pissed–then go for it. I look forward to your Tweets!

After it’s over, we will be treated to clips that favor him, focus groups where people claim to have converted to him, and all other kinds of bullshit. We’ll have to wait until later in the week to see what SamBee does to get a real assessment. But know this: Hillary already won this debate.

Out of solidarity with the people traveling with Hillary’s campaign, spend from now until it begins listening to this on a loop.

 

From Russia With Love

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Hold on to your shapka, the media, in this case, yahoo news, is finally reporting on the bizarre connection between Deplorable Donald Trump and Deplorable Valdimir Putin!

The first question you may ask yourself is….what does Deplorable Donald have to gain, personally, from a bromance with Putin, and a cozy relationship with Russia? CHA-CHING, money of course! Many, many, many rubles...an enormous amount of rubles, YOUUUGGGE bags of cash!

So, yes, it’s true that Trump has failed to land a business venture inside Russia. But the real truth is that, as major banks in America stopped lending him money following his many bankruptcies, the Trump organization was forced to seek financing from non-traditional institutions. Several had direct ties to Russian financial interests in ways that have raised eyebrows. What’s more, several of Trump’s senior advisors have business ties to Russia or its satellite politicians.

“The Trump-Russia links beneath the surface are even more extensive,” Max Boot wrote in the Los Angeles Times. “Trump has sought and received funding from Russian investors for his business ventures, especially after most American banks stopped lending to him following his multiple bankruptcies.”

Okay, so I get Deplorable Don’s never ending quest for money. But what does Putin have to gain from Deplorable Trump, besides the obvious perks of being a part of an exclusive, two dictator, mutual admiration  society?

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“Donnie darling I love your hair! Your skin, it’s so brilliantly orange! You positively GLOW!….can we talk about those sanctions now?”

For a look inside what motivates Trumptin, or Putrump, let’s ask Carter Page! Who’s Carter Page you ask? Well, Donald Deplorable, besides himself, with his “good brain” and all,  has a small group of trusted advisors. One in particular, has aroused the interest of the U.S. Intelligence crowd. His name is Carter Page. Here’s Comrade Page on his way to work…..

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“Paging Mr. Page…..paging Page. President Putin on line one.”

U.S. intelligence officials are seeking to determine whether an American businessman identified by Donald Trump as one of his foreign policy advisers has opened up private communications with senior Russian officials — including talks about the possible lifting of economic sanctions if the Republican nominee becomes president, according to multiple sources who have been briefed on the issue.

Page runs  a New York consulting firm, Global Energy Capital, located coincidentally, and conveniently, just around the corner from Trump Tower! His firm specializes in oil and gas deals in….guess where? Wait for it….wait for it….Russia! One of his YOUGGEE investments is in the Russian energy giant Gazprom.

Last March, shorty after he was named by Trump as one of his advisers, Page told Bloomberg News he had been an adviser to, and investor in, Gazprom, the Russian state-owned gas company. He then blamed Obama administration sanctions — imposed as a response to the Russian annexation of Crimea — for driving down the company’s stock.

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You missed this on the TV news? No, not exactly. The TV news, (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS) have been busy rummaging through Hillary Clinton’s underwear drawers. They’re too tied up reporting on her latest cough or clearing of throat to worry about Trump’s connections and nefarious dealings with a hostile dictator!

Fear not. At least we have some reporters in the print media who remember what their job is about… and a few politicians and government officials who care about the SURVIVAL OF THE FREE WORLD!:

The activities of Trump adviser Carter Page, who has extensive business interests in Russia, have been discussed with senior members of Congress during recent briefings about suspected efforts by Moscow to influence the presidential election, the sources said. After one of those briefings, Senate minority leader Harry Reid wrote FBI Director James Comey, citing reports of meetings between a Trump adviser (a reference to Page) and “high ranking sanctioned individuals” in Moscow over the summer as evidence of “significant and disturbing ties” between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin that needed to be investigated by the bureau.

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(left) Donald Trump, Melania Trump and Fearless Leader Putin pictured here during top secret meeting to hack into the DNC server.  Media is not concerned.

The questions about Page come amid mounting concerns within the U.S. intelligence community about Russian cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and state election databases in Arizona and Illinois. In a rare public talk this week, former undersecretary of defense for intelligence Mike Vickers said that the Russian cyberattacks constituted meddling in the U.S. election and were “beyond the pale.” Also, this week, two senior Democrats — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, ranking minority member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking minority member on the House Intelligence Committee — released a joint statement that went further then what U.S. officials had publicly said about the matter.

“Based on briefings we have received, we have concluded that the Russian intelligence agencies are making a serious and concerted effort to influence the U.S. election,”

Whoa! This is really serious.  I wonder if that Carter Page dude has had any contact with Putin lately…like maybe visited Russia? Hmm…no mention on CNN, just more checking of “optics” of CGI, a charity that saves millions of lives around the world.  A quick check of social media might yield some info….

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Oopsie! Silly me! That’s not Carter Page! That’s Deplorable Donald Trump’s equally deplorable daughter Ivanka on a vacay in Croatia….with Vladimir Putin’s girlfriend… way back last month in August! Nothing to see here.

All kidding aside, Carter Page DID recently go to Russia:

Page showed up again in Moscow in early July, just two weeks before the Republican National Convention formally nominated Trump for president, and once again criticized U.S. policy. Speaking at a commencement address for the New Economic School, an institution funded in part by major Russian oligarchs close to Putin, Page asserted that “Washington and other West capitals” had impeded progress in Russia “through their often hypocritical focus on ideas such as democratization, inequality, corruption and regime change.”

At the time, Page declined to say whether he was meeting with Russian officials during his trip, according to a Reuters report.

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But U.S. officials have since received intelligence reports that during that same three-day trip, Page met with Igor Sechin, a longtime Putin associate and former Russian deputy prime minister who is now the executive chairman of Rosneft, Russian’s leading oil company, a well-placed Western intelligence source tells Yahoo News. That meeting, if confirmed, is viewed as especially problematic by U.S. officials because the Treasury Department in August 2014 named Sechin to a list of Russian officials and businessmen sanctioned over Russia’s “illegitimate and unlawful actions in the Ukraine.” (The Treasury announcement described Sechin as “utterly loyal to Vladimir Putin — a key component to his current standing.” At their alleged meeting, Sechin raised the issue of the lifting of sanctions with Page, the Western intelligence source said.

Wait, Page went to Russia two weeks before the RNC? Ivanka met with Putin’s GF in Croatia a few weeks later?  Didn’t the Trump campaign change only one plank on the GOP platform during that convention? Something about Russia? Or not helping Ukraine if Russia invades??? Oh, no matter, if CNN isn’t worried about it…why should we?? Of course The Deplorable campaign has “no comment” on Comrade Carter Page. Only that he “doesn’t speak for the campaign”. CNN and MSNBC aren’t worried. Well, our government is worried. At least, some were even, “taken aback”….

“It’s on our radar screen,” said the official about Page’s contacts with Russian officials. “It’s being looked at.”

I hope he’s on the radar screen…..cuz we’ll be looking at this on our screen if the media and the government don’t get serious. Will Lester Holt even ask about this at the debate Monday? He better.  This.Is.Not.A.Drill.

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Pay Attention When Trump Accuses Someone of Doing Something Terrible, Because…

Let me finish the title of this post…

…….Because when Trump accuses Hillary of doing something,  It’s What He’s Doing.

And…..as he discusses publicly how in love he is with using “Other People’s Money. OPM,” he means it.

Shameless case in point.

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Enough Said.

Except…….you might also want to scroll  down through this detailed account of exactly how many actual charitable contributions Donald J. Trump hasn’t made. Promises without follow-through do not count, Donnie. Disgraceful  Blow by Blow, right here.