Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Short takes

Hillary Clinton Ad Ripping Donald Trump Revives Lyndon Johnson Attack On Barry Goldwater. Trump's "unpredictable" comment on nuclear weapons is the target.

Stephen Colbert launches National Hungry for Power Games - on RNC stage in Cleveland.

In one short clip captured by a fan and posted online, Colbert’s Hunger Games-inspired character, whom he used to dispense with the various failed presidential candidates over the past several months, can be seen taking the microphone on the RNC stage before the convention officially kicks off Monday evening.

Speaking of Trump, Colbert says, “He has formed an alliance with Indiana Governor Mike Pence.” Then, after appeared to fall asleep at the podium, he adds, “Sorry, I blacked out there for a moment.”

“So it is my honor to hereby launch and begin the 2016 Republican National Hungry For Power Games!” A security guard can then be seen ushering Colbert off the stage as if he is trespassing. “I know I’m not supposed to be up here,” the host says, “but let’s be honest, neither is Donald Trump.”

Both sides now? NY Times columnist Paul Krugman exposes false equivalence as bothsidesism. "Many in the news media feel the need to set up a false equivalence between a candidate who lies repeatedly and his opponent."

The Republicans waged a 3-decade war on government. They got Trump. This is not at all a "short take." It's a long recounting of how Republicans became progressively more radical and obstructionist and set the stage for the consummate con man. AZBlueMeanie says it's a "must read."

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