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White Folks Should be Ashamed of Themselves

Posted on: September 19th, 2016 by Mike Sax No Comments

Saying this is a little strong but I mean it. Let me first say that I am not anti-white, in fact I'm half white myself; what used to be called a 'Mulatto' and today is called biracial. In truth, I'm actually more than half white as my mother herself is biracial. And though some have argued I should I have never self identified as 'black'-I don't identify as white either. I'm happy the surveys now seem to be accommodating those of us of mixed race finally. But let's be honest: politically speaking white people are the problem. They voted for Brexit in Britain; if only there were more...

More Polls Suggest Tightening May be Over

Posted on: September 18th, 2016 by Mike Sax 1 Comment

Josh Marshall has an interesting analysis of the new Pennsylvania poll.  "A new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll is out last night shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 9 points in a head to head match up and 8 points when third party candidates are added." "A few points of context about this poll are worth noting.""First, this is a highly respected in-state pollster. And the margin is significantly above what was the PollTracker Average (a 4.3 percentage point margin for Clinton) prior to this poll. Needless to say, if polls didn't show Clinton with a lead in Pennsylvania...

Politico Fails to Call out Kellyann Conway’s Lie that Clinton is the Real Birther

Posted on: September 18th, 2016 by Mike Sax No Comments

Kellyann Conway's True Lies. After watching her appearance on Chuck Todd that's the best description of her performance. That she repeated Trump's new birther lie-that Hilary Clinton invented birtherism-is no surprise as Ms Conway is presumably well compensated for telling Trump's many mendacious lies. What is truly sad to see is that Politico is back to their old tricks: "Conway: Birther theory started with Clinton campaign." "The theory that President Barack Obama was actually not born in the Untied States started in Hillary Clinton's campaign for president in 2008, Donald Trump's...

I Had Zero Borrowings From My Dad’s Estate… I Give You My Word

Posted on: September 18th, 2016 by Mike Sax No Comments

Which kind of shows you what his word is worth. "Who among us hasn’t needed a $9 million loan from dad every once in a while?"https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/777305064994181121By way of comparison, my Dad loves to tell me his belief that leaving your money to your kids shouldn't be automatic. In other news, the NY Times is back in the journalism. Here's the proof:"My lawyers want to sue the failing @nytimes so badly for irresponsible intent. I said no (for now), but they are watching. Really disgusting."https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/777280259875975169That is when you...

How to Put Judicial Watch out of Business

Posted on: September 18th, 2016 by Mike Sax No Comments

There is some reason for very cautious optimism that the media is finally waking up a little bit after being rolled again with Trump's birther infomercial. http://lastmenandovermen.blogspot.com/2016/09/print-media-starting-to-ditch-both.html Beyond that, Norm Ornstein has a pretty good rule for the media to observe. "I wish you and the Times, as examples, would announce that any anonymous source who gives you false or misleading information will be outed -- the privilege of anonymity extends only to provision of accurate information. "Unfortunately, I can't find the link to Norm's tweet...

My Name May not be on the Ballot but Democracy is on the Ballot

Posted on: September 18th, 2016 by Mike Sax No Comments

Very powerful speech from President Obama last night. Many are arguing that this was his most powerful speech ever. He was very clear about the stakes. Hope is on the ballot and so is fear. He will take it as a personal affront he warned his base if they don't turn out. "President, shouting, says he'll consider it "an insult to my legacy" if you (blacks) don't vote; "Hope is on the ballot...so is fear"https://twitter.com/WestWingReport/status/777322568726360065The idea that people aren't motivated enough to vote this time of all times, is something I just can't understand. Would you have...

Print Media Starting to Ditch Both Sides Do it Journalism

Posted on: September 18th, 2016 by Mike Sax No Comments

With all the apologetics some in the Beltway went into in the face of criticism of false equivalence, the print media seems to be catching on. A lot of time, it's just about tweaking headlines a little-just adding a single word. The Washington Post, the NY Times, even the AP have been doing it since Trump's birther infomercial. This piece by Politico shows how the media is trying actual journalism on for size-rather than simply being a court stenographer" "Trump distorts Clinton's immigration position in pitch to grieving families." Read...

Trump Doesn’t Like Critics

Posted on: September 18th, 2016 by Mike Sax No Comments

He is furious at Robert Gates who called him 'beyond repair.' Neither presidential candidate has offered a compelling vision on national security, former Defense Secretary Bob Gates writes in a scathing Wall Street Journal op-ed -- but Donald Trump is “beyond repair.”Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/bob-gates-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-228315#ixzz4KbaGZScl  Surprisingly, Trump reveals he actually doesn't like critics. Trump on Robert Gates: "I don’t like critics. I like the people that get it done and get it done...

‘Chances are Miniscule I’ll Vote for Trump’

Posted on: September 17th, 2016 by Mike Sax No Comments

These are the words of John Kasich in a preview of tomorrow morning's Meet the Press. "In an interview with NBC News’ “Meet the Press” set to air Sunday, former Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich said that “it’s very, very likely I will not” vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump."http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/09/16/kasich-chances-are-miniscule-ill-vote-for-trump/In other words he might vote for Donald Trump, the man who Charles Blow rightly calls the Grand Wizard of Birttherism. "So, on Friday the Grand Wizard of Birtherism against...

‘We Got Played Again’

Posted on: September 17th, 2016 by Mike Sax No Comments

So CNN's John King admitted as did Jake Tapper. As Greg Sargent says, they're's a choice involved here. https://twitter.com/ThePlumLineGS/status/777179906962812929 As I argued in my last post, there are some signs the media might finally be catching on a little bit. http://lastmenandovermen.blogspot.com/2016/09/hillary-has-had-4-pressers-in-last-2.html Or as Krugman puts it, maybe Trump has finally gone a lie to far: "I suspect Donald Trump is feeling a bit sandbagged right now, or will be when he wakes up. All along he has treated the news media with contempt, and been rewarded with...

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