“The Most Ostentatiously Unqualified” Presidential Candidate In History


It’s just another publication endorsing Hillary, right?


trumpsteaks…..There are two things that make The Atlantic’s endorsement noteworthy. First, The Atlantic doesn’t endorse candidates. More specifically, they have only endorsed 3 candidates in history, by necessity: Abraham Lincoln, LBJ (due to fear of the crazed Barry Goldwater, and……Hillary Clinton.

The second thing that makes this endorsement noteworthy, besides the fact that NO publication has endorsed Donald Trump, the …. esteemed… National Enquirer notwithstanding, is the thorough and complete dissection of Donald J. Trump in their endorsement release. In fact, since they are not in the habit of endorsing Presidential candidates, except in dire emergency, if Donald J. Trump were not on the ballot, they would be endorsing no one. In summary, The Atlantic is endorsing Hillary to save the world from Trump, declaring that he “might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency“. They have declared him “Spectacularly unfit for office“.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has more than earned, through her service to the country as first lady, as a senator from New York, and as secretary of state, the right to be taken seriously as a White House contender. She has flaws (some legitimately troubling, some exaggerated by her opponents), but she is among the most prepared candidates ever to seek the presidency. We are confident that she understands the role of the United States in the world; we have no doubt that she will apply herself assiduously to the problems confronting this country; and she has demonstrated an aptitude for analysis and hard work.

trumpwater2Now, onto their assessment of Donald:

Donald Trump, on the other hand, has no record of public service and no qualifications for public office. His affect is that of an infomercial huckster; he traffics in conspiracy theories and racist invective; he is appallingly sexist; he is erratic, secretive, and xenophobic; he expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself. He is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of America’s nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read.


Trump disqualified himself from public service long before he declared his presidential candidacy. In one of the more sordid episodes in modern American politics, Trump made himself the face of the so-called birther movement, which had as its immediate goal the demonization of the country’s first African American president. Trump’s larger goal, it seemed, was to stoke fear among white Americans of dark-skinned foreigners. He succeeded wildly in this; the fear he has aroused has brought him one step away from the presidency.

Our endorsement of Clinton, and rejection of Trump, is not a blanket dismissal of the many Trump supporters who are motivated by legitimate anxieties about their future and their place in the American economy. But Trump has seized on these anxieties and inflamed and racialized them, without proposing realistic policies to address them.

They further explain why they are side-stepping their usual habit of not getting involved with endorsements. And they do it while fully describing the absolute piece of shit Donald Trump truly is.

In its founding statement, The Atlantic promised that it would be “the organ of no party or clique,” and our interest here is not to advance the prospects of the Democratic Party, nor to damage those of the Republican Party. If Hillary Clinton were facing Mitt Romney, or John McCain, or George W. Bush, or, for that matter, any of the leading candidates Trump vanquished in the Republican primaries, we would not have contemplated making this endorsement. We believe in American democracy, in which individuals from various parties of different ideological stripes can advance their ideas and compete for the affection of voters. But Trump is not a man of ideas. He is a demagogue, a xenophobe, a sexist, a know-nothing, and a liar. He is spectacularly unfit for office, and voters—the statesmen and thinkers of the ballot box—should act in defense of American democracy and elect his opponent.


VP Debate and GOP Dolts.

No need to watch the debate!

Apparently, the GOP consulted with Carnack and declared Pence the Winner earlier today. They deleted it but not before half the world got the screenshot.

Dolts, I tell you.


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…..


2016 Presidential Debate #1 at Hofstra


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.


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.