Monday, October 17, 2016

An Update on the State-by-State Polls

I’ll stick with the explanation of state-by-state polling I gave you about a month ago! Florida and Ohio will determine the winner – anyone who takes both of them will win the race, so Hillary must win one of these two states to become president.
by Charlie Leck

One of the major changes in the polls from that earlier blog [ ] is that there is a real chance that Hillary (believe it or not) could win in Arizona. Nevada and Colorado are also stronger possibilities for her now than they were when I last wrote. And North Carolina is also leaning very slightly toward Hillary.

As for Ohio and Florida, at this moment Florida is leaning rather strongly toward Hillary and Ohio is leaning slightly toward her. This is according to excellent polling information from tried and true sources that I have learned to trust ever since I began following polling information in the 2007 election. However, this is a volatile election and any kind of serious misstep by either candidate jolts the polls like an earthquake hit. There’s another debate coming when and where Donald Trump will have to throw everything at Hillary (including the kitchen sink). Expect him, on that night, to be the most crazed politician you have every seen.

I think you can put all of New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland in Hillary’s Column. And, you can add all the west coast states (California, Oregon and Washington). That leaves the southeast states and the great center of the country to worry about (including Ohio, which could go either way). Hillary actually has a shot at North Carolina and a teeny-weeny shot at Georgia. Trump will, of course, carry the rest of the deep-south states and Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Put my home state, Minnesota, in Hillary’s column and I think she’ll also carry Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. Trump will likely carry Indiana.

Iowa and Ohio!
These are two key states that we don’t know about. Of the two, Ohio is the most important, but Iowa always seems to be a bell-weather state that indicates likelihoods. I’ll watch them closely on election night. As a matter of fact, here are the states I’ll keep my eyes on very carefully on election night…
  • ·         Ohio
  • ·         Florida
  • ·         Arizona
  • ·         Georgia
  • ·         Iowa
  • ·         North Carolina
  • ·         Nevada

Here’s what you can count on!
Sweeping the first two on the list above will indicate a win. If the candidates split those two states then you can consider the other states on the list crucial; and, the results of the election will probably not be known until late on Wednesday morning.

It used to be fun!
In the past this was great fun for me. My sanity never hung in the balance. A win or a loss would not cause me to jump off a cliff. This year is different. The kind of nation we will be in the foreseeable future depends on the election results on November 8. That is only three weeks away.

I’ve begun checking the prices of homes in le Midi en France.


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Young Voters Refuse to Support Trump

Liberty College students, the University of Virginia Republican Club and the Harvard Republican Club have refused to endorse Donald Charlie Leck
At the University of Virginia the student’s Republic Club said this about Donald Trump.

“He has gone from simply being an embarrassment to our party to a potentially permanent stain on our brand and our country.”
Reports from several polling organizations are showing that only about 1 in every 10 young voters will cast votes for Donald Trump. And now we are starting to see that the young college Republicans at both liberal and conservative institutions are refusing to vote for Trump.

Harvard’s Republican Club was founded in 1888. It is likely the oldest College Republican chapter in America. It proudly proclaims that its purpose is to “promote Republican principles, policies and candidates.”
Here’s the Harvard club’s statement, saying that the club will not endorse their party’s presidential candidate. This is the first time in the club’s history that it will not do so. The statement below speaks of shame and claims Trump is actually a “threat to the survival” of the United States.
According to a poll conducted by the  Harvard Crimson, a student newspaper, only ten percent of students in the club said they would support Mr. Trump. Another ten percent were undecided. To be clear, 80 percent of the club’s membership said they would not support Donald Trump.
The club’s full statement is worth reading…
“In every presidential election since 1888, the members and Executive Board of the Harvard Republican Club have gathered to discuss, debate, and eventually endorse the standard-bearer of our party. But for the first time in 128 years, we, the oldest College Republicans chapter in the nation, will not be endorsing the Republican nominee.
“Donald Trump holds views that are antithetical to our values not only as Republicans, but as Americans. The rhetoric he espouses –from racist slander to misogynistic taunts– is not consistent with our conservative principles, and his repeated mocking of the disabled and belittling of the sacrifices made by prisoners of war, Gold Star families, and Purple Heart recipients is not only bad politics, but absurdly cruel.
“If enacted, Donald Trump’s platform would endanger our security both at home and abroad. Domestically, his protectionist trade policies and draconian immigration restrictions would enlarge our federal deficit, raise prices for consumers, and throw our economy back into recession. Trump’s global outlook, steeped in isolationism, is considerably out-of-step with the traditional Republican stance as well. The flippancy with which he is willing to abdicate the United States’ responsibility to lead is alarming. Calling for the US’ withdrawal from NATO and actively endorsing nuclear proliferation, Donald Trump’s foreign policy would wreak havoc on the established world order which has held aggressive foreign powers in check since World War II.
“Perhaps most importantly, however, Donald Trump simply does not possess the temperament and character necessary to lead the United States through an increasingly perilous world. The last week should have made obvious to all what has been obvious to most for more than a year. In response to any slight –perceived or real– Donald Trump lashes out viciously and irresponsibly. In Trump’s eyes, disagreement with his actions or his policies warrants incessant name calling and derision: stupid, lying, fat, ugly, weak, failing, idiot –and that’s just his “fellow” Republicans.
“He isn’t eschewing political correctness. He is eschewing basic human decency.
“Donald Trump, despite spending more than a year on the campaign trail, has either refused or been unable to educate himself on issues that matter most to Americans like us. He speaks only in platitudes, about greatness, success, and winning. Time and time again, Trump has demonstrated his complete lack of knowledge on critical matters, meandering from position to position over the course of the election. When confronted about these frequent reversals, Trump lies in a manner more brazen and shameless than anything politics has ever seen.
“Millions of people across the country are feeling despondent. Their hours have been cut, wages slashed, jobs even shipped overseas. But Donald Trump doesn’t have a plan to fix that. He has a plan to exploit that.
“Donald Trump is a threat to the survival of the Republic. His authoritarian tendencies and flirtations with fascism are unparalleled in the history of our democracy. He hopes to divide us by race, by class, and by religion, instilling enough fear and anxiety to propel himself to the White House. He is looking to to pit neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend, American against American. We will not stand for this vitriolic rhetoric that is poisoning our country and our children.
“President Reagan called on us to maintain this, our shining city on a hill. He called on us to maintain freedom abroad by keeping a strong presence in the world. He called on us to maintain liberty at home by upholding the democratic process and respecting our opponents. He called on us to maintain decency in our hearts by loving our neighbor.
“He would be ashamed of Donald Trump. We are too.
“This fall, we will instead focus our efforts on reclaiming the Republican Party from those who have done it considerable harm, campaigning for candidates who will uphold the conservative principles that have defined the Republican Party for generations. We will work to ensure both chambers of Congress remain in Republican hands, continuing to protect against executive overreach regardless of who wins the election this November.
“We call on our party’s elected leaders to renounce their support of Donald Trump, and urge our fellow College Republicans to join us in condemning and withholding their endorsement from this dangerous man. The conservative movement in America should not and will not go quietly into the night.
“A longtime student of American democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville once said, “America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
“De Tocqueville believed in the United States. Americans are a decent people. We work hard, protect our own, and look out for one another in times of need, regardless of the color of our skin, the God we worship, or our party registration. Donald Trump may not believe in that America, but we do. And that America will never cease to be great.”  [The Harvard Republican Club]
Harvard and Virginia are two of the most historic and storied universities in the nation. Their students represent the best of American thinking.

Liberty University is not at that level, but even though it’s a bastion of conservative religious thinking and is headed by Jerry Falwell, Jr., students at the university have refused to follow in lock-step and many of the school’s students have refused to go along with Mr. Falwell’s endorsement. The students have formed a club called “Liberty United Against Trump.” Student members of the club, according the Washington Post, have claimed that they are disappointed and “are tired of being associated with one of the worst presidential candidates in American history.’’ More than 250 Liberty students have signed on to those sentiments.


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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Looking Presidential

I’ve been watching Presidential Election Debates since 1959. I’ve always found them remarkable until this year!
by Charlie Leck

You know, I’ll never forget the Presidential Debates between Kennedy and Nixon (you thought I was going to say Lincoln and Douglas didn’t you?). I feel that old lately, but I’m not quite there yet. They were very serious debates and very well done. Kennedy won those debates but not on his debating skill or his knowledge. Nixon couldn’t shake his nerves and he looked shaky and nervous (with sweat on his upper lip) even though he provided skilled and thoughtful answers to the moderator’s questions. Nixon lost the debate because of that shakiness and nervousness.

Over the years politicians have come to realize that there is one remarkable advantage to be gained at the presidential debates – one! The candidate who looks most presidential and in control of himself (now also herself) will win in the public’s eyes.

Need I tell you that Donald Trump has failed at looking presidential – completely and overwhelmingly?

Instead, Donald Trump has looked foolish and silly! His unmistakable narcissism has shown through glaringly and a number of highly regarded psychologists have written about this negative character trait in trump. Though he tries not to show it, and certainly won’t admit to it, Donald Trump is not a person secure in his own skin. Donald Trump has deep seeded psychological problems. That’s not my analysis, but it comes from qualified observers.

For instance, read this incredibly remarkable and thorough article by Dan P. McAdams in the June, 2016 issue of The Atlantic:

It’s only one of a half-dozen significant pieces I’ve read about the behavioral conduct of the man, Donald Trump. He’s an odd and strange fellow. He craves attention and he craves excessively sexy women. He doesn’t really know how to negotiate. He insists on dominating – and that includes in business dealings that should contain some sense of compromise and agreement.

Across his lifetime, Donald Trump has exhibited a trait profile that you would not expect of a U.S. president: sky-high extroversion combined with off-the-chart low agreeableness.
The above are not attributes one would want in a President of the United States of America!

“The psychologists Steven J. Rubenzer and Thomas R. Faschingbauer, in conjunction with about 120 historians and other experts, have rated all the former U.S. presidents, going back to George Washington, on all five of the trait dimensions. George W. Bush comes out as especially high on extroversion and low on openness to experience—a highly enthusiastic and outgoing social actor who tends to be incurious and intellectually rigid. Barack Obama is relatively introverted, at least for a politician, and almost preternaturally low on neuroticism—emotionally calm and dispassionate, perhaps to a fault.
McAdams has spent some significant time looking at the Tweets of Donald Trump. Mr. Trump is a compulsive tweeter and the things his said through that mechanism are very revealing. One of the revelations in his tweets is that Donald Trump is constantly in need of approval and praise and suffers abnormally under criticism.

And, Donald Trump is a very, very aggressive personality type.

As a businessman, Trump is a known risk taker. The number of his failures hasn’t seemed to faze him. He is of the mind that risks – serious risks – must be taken in order to succeed. How would that work in crisis moments if he was the President of the United States of America?


In something of summary, McAdams writes…

“In sum, Donald Trump’s basic personality traits suggest a presidency that could be highly combustible. One possible yield is an energetic, activist president who has a less than cordial relationship with the truth. He could be a daring and ruthlessly aggressive decision maker who desperately desires to create the strongest, tallest, shiniest, and most awesome result—and who never thinks twice about the collateral damage he will leave behind. Tough. Bellicose. Threatening. Explosive.
Are any of these characteristics you would seek in a President of the United States of America?

Yet, McAdams isn’t nearly finished with analyzing Trump! He goes on! You must read it. It is a damning report on the character and characteristics of Donald Trump.

I won’t spoil any more of McAdam’s descriptions of the mind of Donald Trump. I’ll let you go to the article and enjoy the marvelous writing and conclusions that he makes about Trump’s fitness to be the President of the United States of America!



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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Case Against Mike Pence

Here’s my take on the Republican Debate last night!
by Charlie Leck

Mike Pence could not defend some of the absurdities mumbled lately by Donald Trump, so he didn’t try. He concentrated on his own record and his own abilities. It was a good strategy. Frankly, he looked more presidential than did the constantly interrupting Democratic candidate.

But here’s what the public needs to know about Mike Pence… if you’re a Democrat leaning voter you won’t like what you hear. Some other undecided voters will also likely be disturbed.
  •  Mike Pence has been a constant attacker of Planned Parenthood. This is an organization I support with regular financial donations. They do so much that is right and good and they do it well. Thousands of young women depend on the organization. Pence is dead wrong on this one and I have always been angry about his attacks. As a Congressman he tried to have Planned Parenthood defunded. He doesn’t deserve to be Vice President.
  • Mike Pence was a major supporter of the Iraq War. I’m aware that there were plenty of Democrats who agreed with him, but voters ought to be aware of that. And, when Donald Trump tries to tell you he wasn’t a supporter, don’t believe him because there’s plenty of on-the-record evidence that he was a supporter.
  • Mike Pence is also wrong about LGBT issues. He’s often tried to create road blocks against important LGBT supporting legislation. His “religious liberty” bill will not soon be forgotten.
  • Mike Pence was also terribly wrong about the great auto crisis (2008-2009). People in Ohio and Michigan ought to remember his opposition to the auto rescue legislation while he was in Congress.
·         At a time when America needs bold, big and creative thinkers, Pence is not at all in that category. He reacts more than he leads. He looks to yesteryear rather than ahead.

Voters must remember that Mike Pence is not just a conservative, but he is a man without big, creative ideas for our future. America will not be able to improve by just standing pat. America must keep on keeping on – moving, growing and improving. It will not under the leadership of Trump-Pence.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

We’re Just a Bunch of Suckers

It is quite amazing that we are going to allow Donald Trump to run for such a powerful office without the public knowing what his foreign business dealings have been in the past and without him providing information about his federal income taxes. Let me tell you this: we’re all just a bunch of suckers.
by Charlie Leck

Let’s suppose the man is a fraud! Why? Perhaps he’s been telling the IRS that he has not been making any money for the last ten years and that he’s in debt up to his ears. Perhaps he can’t hold on to his property very much longer without an infusion of significant cash. Suppose that he’s paying his office rent these days on the contributions his campaign is receiving – using that money as rent to pay campaign costs while they are really helping to pay the high costs of his phony businesses (there have been some indications that this might be true). Maybe he’s not doing any such thing! Why can’t we find out?

Let’s suppose, for just a moment, that he has a fortune invested with a bunch of Russian oligarchs. Who knows? We don’t! We don’t know because he won’t provide the information we must have to know just what he and his business is really doing abroad. Are we as a nation about to get into bed with a number of Russian bad guys?

We’re just a bunch of suckers, man! We’ve been duped by one of the slickest traveling salesmen of all times. I remember, as a kid, those greasy looking guys who would stop in my dad’s general store and try to sell him all kinds of miracle ointments that would cure hundreds of chronic problems that the human body develops.

Donald Trump, with his ridiculous hair-do and his long, ugly ties and his mysterious eyes, reminds me of those hucksters that wandered up and down the streets of my town selling their phony cure-alls.

Ugly ties and mysterious eyes,
     with hair than nearly all despise
This is the man that tells all these lies
…..that simple sense and logic defies

Will millions vote for him? Suckers! That’s what they are! My old man used the word a lot – suckers. All those people who came to their doors and they believed the slick guy selling them miracle treatments that were nothing but rebottled cough syrup! My old man called them suckers.

What if it had been poison in those bottles, man? What if? What if, slowly but certainly, those miracle syrups would really hollow out and destroy our innards? America's innards?

Suckers, man! Suckers!

America has always been a land with masses of people who are vulnerable to the slick, traveling salesmen – guys who would rob us blind and then leave us behind, laughing all the way to the bank.
Oh, how my old man talked about people “laughing all the way to the bank!”

These guys rob you blind
     and kick your behind!
On our stupidity they yank,
     laughing on the way to the bank
That’s what all this reminds me of. Donald Trump is trying to sell a cure-all and the masses are believing him, not realizing how sick the stuff he’s selling us really is.

In the old west, the traveling salesmen caused so many problems that the sheriff of this town or that would often have them tarred and feathered and run out of town. Too many townspeople bought into what these miserable twits where selling and the people wouldn’t have anything left to spend on their real needs. They were tough on a small town’s economy.

If we buy into what Donald Trump is trying to sell us, we’re going to become a very sick nation. It will probably start with the economy and then it will infect our schools and even our health care system.

These traveling medicine men – these miserable vermin – they count on all of us being a bunch of suckers. They take us for all that we’ve got and then they go laughing all the way to the bank.

I cannot believe how many suckers are following this man around as if was leaking candy and sweet-tarts from his behind – when what he’s really leaking is what a behind is suppose to leak!

America, listen to the rhythm he spews
     and heed this dastardly mixture he stews!
People, stand up to your terrible leanings,
    refusing to take such miserable beanings!
America! America! Wake yourself up from this terrible nightmare we’re in! America, America, the good side of your nature is calling! Do not buy Donald Trump’s terrible, dangerous concoction! He’s trying to sell us poison that looks like tasty candy!

*Image is a photograph of a Normal Rockwell painting: "Selling Ice to the Eskimo" 


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Think This Is A Wild Election?

This is a rough, tough election. No doubt about it, but there have been crazier ones in U.S. History.
by Charlie Leck

A Washington Post editorial (15 September 2016) calls Donald Trump a scam artist. I don’t think any presidential candidate in the last one hundred years, has been described so harshly as Donald Trump is being pictured by many leading news organizations.

What I think we need to look at is why so many, many potential voters continue to favor Donald Trump for this job. Is that a reflection on the America we live in and the character of its people?

I wonder how so many people can buy into such irrational promises from any candidate. Do they actually know that the promises are impossible to fulfill and just want to go with the guy because he is such a radical change from traditional candidates?

There are many questions like that in my mind. I am hoping that some of the investigations by both news organizations and legal authorities will make serious progress in the next 30 days in order to answer some of the dizzying questions about candidate Trump. It appears his family foundation is something of a hoax. This foundation received donations from other charitable givers and gave it away as if it were from Trump’s personal fortune. It also purchased, for $20,000, a six-foot painting of Mr. Trump. The foundation also bid $12,000 on a football helmet autographed by Tim Tebow. And, there is much more we don’t know about Trump’s rental policies in many of his New York City apartment facilities. And, former students of Trump University are coming out of the wood work every day, drawing vivid depictions of the fraud that went on in that Trump program.

There are so many things we can’t quite figure out about Mr. Trump without a close look at his federal income tax filings. It certainly appears that Mr. Trump is never going to give us the right to do that.

There is so much “evidence” of possible fraud about Mr. Trump’s activities over the last three decades; and yet, it is Hillary Clinton that Donald Trump keeps calling crooked and fraudulent.

What a campaigner the man is! He’s like a boxer throwing the wildest of punches, hoping one or two of them will land. He makes stuff up like the best of fiction writers.

I’d like to say this is the weirdest campaign for the office in American History. That wouldn’t be true. Prior to the twentieth century there were a number of very crude and rude campaigns. The first campaign of Abe Lincoln is a good example. Lincoln was falsely called all kinds of vile things by the opposing press and the opposing candidate.

The second campaign of John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson in 1828 is a good example of enormous political sleaze. Though Jackson’s party was called “The Democrats,” it much more closely resembled today’s Republican Party because they had a strong commitment to individual liberties, very limited government and heavily favored strong states’ rights. Jackson was known as “Old Hickory” He was a southern man of humble means and he was orphaned early in life. He was, however, a military hero.

John Quincy Adams was the complete opposite of that; for he was the son of one of the nation’s founders and, as a man of wealth and privilege, he had traveled the world and spoke a number of languages. “Erudite” is the word that comes to mind when trying to describe JQA.

Adams had won the 1824 election battle against Jackson by the slimmest of margins, actually losing the popular vote but winning when the electoral votes were in his favor.
Adams had little trouble exploiting a rather questionable reputation that Jackson carried. An extraordinarily strong temper was one of Jackson’s weakness (remember, he was the man of a number of duels). Jackson had also disobeyed direct military orders in 1819 and had invaded Spanish Florida in spite of the orders not to. Jackson also had to fight charges that he was an adulterer.

But, Jackson fought hard and called Adams a man of corruption and pointed to a number of possible examples. Of course, the south hated Adams and loved Jackson. The good church-going people of the south also accused Adams of owning a pool table and of gambling at card games! It seemed, Jackson claimed, that the pool table had been paid for with government money.

The pressure in that campaign was so intense that Adams withdrew from actual appearances, but many northern newspapers took up the campaign for him. One newspaper reported that Jackson’s mother was “a common prostitute!” The paper also claimed that the woman ended up marring “a mulatto man” and Jackson was one of the children of that marriage.

In the end, Jackson took 56 percent of the vote in 1828 and 178 electoral votes were tallied for him; while Adams received only 83 such votes. Jackson was so angered by Adams that he refused to make the traditional visit to the outgoing president on the day of his inauguration.

One of my favorite stories about early political campaigns comes from the Lincoln/Douglas fights and debates in 1860. Out on the campaign trail, Douglas was to call Lincoln one of the ugliest men of all time – “horrid-looking… sooty and scoundrelly… a cross between a nutmeg dealer, the horse-swapper and the nightman.” Stephen Douglas had no room to talk – himself being 5’4’’ tall and the same measurement wide.

Smithsonian Magazine listed the 1876 election campaign between Samuel Jones Tilden and Rutherford B. Hayes as one of the dirtiest campaigns ever. Tilden was boldly called, over and over, “a briber, a thief,” and “a drunken syphilitic.” It was documented that southern Democrats prevented thousands of eligible blacks from casting votes all across the southern states. Neither candidate got enough electoral votes to win and a constitutional crisis developed. It wasn’t until early in 1877 that a compromise took place – it gave Hayes the presidency in exchange for removing all federal troops from the South (and that, in essence, ended Reconstruction.)

When I first read, many years ago, about the history of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, I was completely taken by this remarkable comment by Abraham Lincoln. I wrote it down carefully and tucked it in a special “quotation notebook” that I keep. This if what Abe Lincoln said in one of those debates:
“That is the real issue. That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle between these two principles—right and wrong—throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, ‘You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it.’ No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle.”                                                                                                        [in the debate at Alton, Ill on Oct 15, 1858]


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Many Reasons Trump Should Be Turned Away!

Here’s your chance to see a thorough and carefully compiled list of the reasons Donald Trump should be soundly defeated in November. I like Keith Olbermann’s style and he outdoes himself here.
by Charlie Leck

In a Gentlemen’s Quarterly column, Keith Olbermann listed 176 reasons why Donald Trump should not be elected President. Here are a few of them. You can find the rest on-line.

“The Emperor's New Clothes quality to the Trump campaign has survived these 15 months because, as we react to each outrage, our shock and revulsion have been refracted like light through a prism. But these outrages are not separate events, not even a pattern. They are, simply, Donald Trump. Seen all at once, they—and he—are horrifying. You must see them all at once. Thus—in brief—the story so far:” 
(Below are the first 7 of his 176 reasons.)
·         The Republican party has actually nominated for president a man who attacked the Pope.

·         Who attacked John McCain for being captured by the North Vietnamese.

·         Who attacked Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan and then juxtaposed their names with the phrase “Radical Islamic Terrorism.”

·         Who attacked Hillary Clinton as a “bigot.” Who attacked her as “brainwashed.” As “unhinged.” As “a monster.” As “the devil.” As “the most corrupt candidate ever”—showing her face on piles of hundred-dollar bills and the Star of David.

·         Who attacked her as someone whom “Second Amendment people” should do something about. As someone whose religion “we don’t know anything about”—after he explained he had never asked God for forgiveness.

·         Who attacked President Obama and implied he was a traitor. Who attacked him as having been complicit in the Orlando terrorist attack. Who attacked him for having lower approval ratings than Vladimir Putin, as if Putin’s could be trusted. Who attacked him as being born in another country. Who attacked him as the founder of ISIS, then said it was sarcasm, then said it wasnt sarcasm, then attacked him again as the founder of ISIS.

·         Who attacked Carly Fiorina for her face; Hillary Clinton for her non-presidential “look”; Heidi Cruz for herappearance; Megyn Kelly for having “blood coming out of her wherever”; Mika Brzezinski as “crazy and very dumb,” “neurotic,” “not very bright.”

I hope you’ll read the rest of these reasons in Olbermann’s column. It is just all too, too true.


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