Eric Trump and Kellyanne Conway Tweet Link to Fake News Site to Attack Hillary Clinton

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Yes, this really happened today. Both Eric Trump and Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, tweeted a link to one of those fake news sites, to accuse Hillary Clinton of paying protesters to show up at Donald Trump’s rallies.

They’ve both deleted their tweets now, but here are the screenshots.

“abcnews​.com​.co” is a fake news site designed to look like ABC News. It’s a click-bait enterprise that exists to trick people into spreading their fake stories by preying on confirmation bias. And they found some very willing and gullible marks in Kellyanne Conway and Eric Trump.

This isn’t just sloppiness. It’s pure desperation, because Donald Trump’s poll numbers are headed for the bottom of the ocean, and they’re grasping at straws to attack the Clinton campaign as woman after woman comes forward to say Donald Trump groped, kissed, or ogled them without their consent.

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183 comments

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HappyWarrior  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:41:39pm

The derplorables.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:43:30pm

Billy is determined to go down on the Trumptanic.
Is Billy even a real person or just a Twitter bot?

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Teukka  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:43:43pm

re: #1 HappyWarrior

The derplorables.

I see what you did there…

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Lidane  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:44:40pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:45:05pm

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

Malignant misogyny is a real issue. Hillary Clinton’s emails are not a real issue. Seems simple enough to me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:45:20pm

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

Billy is determined to go down on the Trumptanic.
Is Billy even a real person or just a Twitter bot?

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Sadly, he’s a real person.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:47:14pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:47:36pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:47:42pm

If Shonda Rhimes had scripted the 2016 campaign as a season of Scandal, it would’ve been rejected as too preposterous, and Trump as being too over-the-top a villain. I can hardly wait to see what new twists and turns the last four weeks of episodes bring.

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:47:43pm

It’s an avalanche.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:48:02pm

The 4 women’s names:
Juanita Broaddrick
Kathleen Willey
Paula Jones
Kathy Shelton

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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:48:07pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sadly, he’s a real person.

I wonder if anyone has though of applying a reverse Turing test to US right wing nut jobs where the subject matter is limited to politics. My guess is that at least half would fail.

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Skip Intro  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:48:14pm

Trump’s going to have to hire more lawyers.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:49:14pm

re: #11 The Vicious Babushka

The 4 women’s names:
Juanita Broaddrick
Kathleen Willey
Paula Jones
Kathy Shelton

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Silent because of dipshits like you Bill who insist they’re lying. Fuck you pig.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:49:38pm

re: #13 Skip Intro

Trump’s going to have to hire more lawyers.

He’s going to need Bill Cosby’s lawyer I reckon by the time this is over.

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lockjawcanbefun  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:49:42pm

We’ve jumped over the “live boy, dead girl” point by now, right?

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Lidane  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:50:08pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:50:33pm

re: #16 lockjawcanbefun

We’ve jumped over the “live boy, dead girl” point by now, right?

I’m convinced if Trump were revealed to have been molesting boys, his apologists would blame it on “New York liberalism.”

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b.d.  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:51:14pm

Lock Him Up!

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Lidane  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:51:20pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:51:58pm

re: #20 Lidane

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Yeah unfuckingbelievable isn’t it?

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:52:12pm
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Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:52:36pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

Physically attacked by Donald Trump - a PEOPLE writer’s own harrowing story peoplem.ag

Could we arrange release of these revelations alphabetically by gropees’ last names? It would make it so much easier for the archivists.

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:52:58pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:53:49pm

Wow, this post got retweeted by Martina Navratilova.

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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:54:12pm

re: #11 The Vicious Babushka

Yoo Hoo, Mr. Mitchell.

I’ll try to keep this simple and use short words. Trump said he didn’t grope women in the second debate.

If that was a lie, then there are women out there who know it’s a lie. They won’t like that, and some of them will go to the press. That seems to be the story here.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:54:17pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The infamous butler

I was stunned. And I was grateful when Trump’s longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself.

The butler informed us that Melania would be down momentarily, and it was time to resume the interview. I was still in shock, and remained speechless as we both followed him to an outdoor patio overlooking the grounds. In those few minutes alone with Trump, my self-esteem crashed to zero. How could the actions of one man make feel so utterly violated? I’d been interviewing A-list celebrities for over 20 years, but what he’d done was a first. Did he think I’d be flattered?

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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:54:55pm

re: #16 lockjawcanbefun

We’ve jumped over the “live boy, dead girl” point by now, right?

Not yet. Just lots and lots of live girls.

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Lidane  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:56:33pm

Oof.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:56:34pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m still reading - this story is horrible.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:56:44pm

re: #27 Stanley Sea

The infamous butler

Imagine the stories he could tell (shudder).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:56:55pm

but NYT won’t do that because DISCOVERY!

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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:57:21pm

re: #31 Big Beautiful Door

Imagine the stories he could tell (shudder).

Mark Cuban should see if that butler can be bought.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:57:59pm
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Skip Intro  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:58:34pm

re: #32 Backwoods_Sleuth

They might move to dismiss. Lawsuits are expensive.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:59:03pm

re: #33 EPR-radar

Mark Cuban should see if that butler can be bought.

He has certainly signed a NDA.

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whitebeach  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:59:20pm

I hope they do the Law and Order SVU episode on Trump within the next couple of weeks. The only problem I can foresee with it is that it can’t possibly run for more than twenty minutes before the jury foreperson announces guilty on all charges and the judge tells Trump she’s looking through the penal code to find a way to put him away for keeps.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 7:59:36pm

re: #34 FormerDirtDart

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same general time frame as the grab the pussy video.

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lockjawcanbefun  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:00:29pm
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Skip Intro  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:01:00pm

re: #33 EPR-radar

Mark Cuban should see if that butler can be bought.

Why didn’t the other GOP idiots pick up on the butler story? Why didn’t they pick up on anything? Was it because this type of behavior seemed perfectly normal to them?

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teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:01:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:02:25pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:02:55pm

re: #30 Stanley Sea

I’m still reading - this story is horrible.

Right, I’m wondering how far he’d have gone if the butler hadn’t intervened.

re: #33 EPR-radar

Mark Cuban should see if that butler can be bought.

It’s probably the racist butler who called for Obama to be killed. Trump surrounds himself with the best, classiest, most luxurious racists. Just choice … *kisses fingers*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:04:00pm
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Belafon  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:04:37pm

I’m normally not the downer type, but I expect one of the accusers to be fake (a plant?) And then the media and the right will argue about how all of the accusations are suspect.

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teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:05:30pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:06:40pm
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:09:24pm

Apparently, the sane part of Reddit nicknamed the 19 Year Old, African American voter from Illinois that supported Trump “Carlton,” from the Character from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” sometime ago.

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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:09:27pm

re: #43 goddamnedfrank

Right, I’m wondering how far he’d have gone if the butler hadn’t intervened.

It’s probably the racist butler who called for Obama to be killed. Trump surrounds himself with the best, classiest, most luxurious racists. Just choice … *kisses fingers*

Slime like that can usually be bought.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:11:37pm

re: #49 EPR-radar

Slime like that can usually be bought.

Definitely, he’s probably a co-conspirator.

I really feel for Melania right now.

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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:12:47pm

re: #45 Belafon

I’m normally not the downer type, but I expect one of the accusers to be fake (a plant?) And then the media and the right will argue about how all of the accusations are suspect.

As long as the Clinton campaign and the MSM doesn’t over-sell the stories (e.g., as Rather did in Rathergate), there shouldn’t be any real problem. Besides, RWNJs are too stupid to act the part (remember the idiot who scratched a letter into her face using a mirror and then claimed that a black rapist/Democrat did it?)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:13:20pm

predicted to pass over or near Bermuda tomorrow.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:14:22pm

re: #40 Skip Intro

Why didn’t the other GOP idiots pick up on the butler story? Why didn’t they pick up on anything? Was it because this type of behavior seemed perfectly normal to them?

They assumed Trump was another flash-in-the-pan, like Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich and Santorum in 2012, so they focused entirely on each other until it was too late.

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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:14:45pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

Meanwhile a category five Trumpicane is on track to demolish the GOP root and branch.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:16:38pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

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My bet?

He wasn’t even planning ahead to deceive people. Trump, like all narcissists, simply assumed that he’d never get called to answer for his behavior…and he’s picked advisors that are (1) lickspittles (2) maniacs who don’t have the goddamned sense to pre-plan either.

Hence the—again—classic narcissist response, sputtering fury that everybody else is the persecutor and he’s the victim.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:16:52pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s a jump.

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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:17:45pm

re: #53 Big Beautiful Door

They assumed Trump was another flash-in-the-pan, like Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich and Santorum in 2012, so they focused entirely on each other until it was too late.

That, and also each of Trump’s GOP rivals needed to get many of Trump’s supporters on board to have a chance of winning the primary. So they all handled him with kid gloves hoping to be able to pick up the Trump voters after Trump magically disappeared. Cruz was the most repellently obvious about it, affixing himself to Trump like a remora at the anus of a shark.

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:17:50pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:19:20pm

re: #58 jaunte

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IOW, exactly what they accuse Hillary of doing, which she didn’t actually do.

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Lidane  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:19:42pm

This asshole:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:19:49pm
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Skip Intro  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:19:54pm

re: #58 jaunte

That’s why deplorable is too mild a term for Trump suckers.

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:20:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:20:55pm

re: #55 The Ghost of a Flea

My bet?

He wasn’t even planning ahead to deceive people. Trump, like all narcissists, simply assumed that he’d never get called to answer for his behavior…and he’s picked advisors that are (1) lickspittles (2) maniacs who don’t have the goddamned sense to pre-plan either.

Hence the—again—classic narcissist response, sputtering fury that everybody else is the persecutor and he’s the victim.

The frightening thing to consider is that Trump likely believes he did nothing wrong.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:20:56pm
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jaunte  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:21:00pm

Sorry, meant to post this one:

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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:21:17pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

I lived through Watergate and it was boring as hell. Granted I was a bit young to appreciate what was happening, and the resignation of Nixon remains a BFD.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:21:33pm
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BeachDem  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:21:44pm

re: #40 Skip Intro

Why didn’t the other GOP idiots pick up on the butler story? Why didn’t they pick up on anything? Was it because this type of behavior seemed perfectly normal to them?

Why did the media let it drop? And why didn’t the media pursue any of these stories before one month before the election? Donald Trump has always been a disgusting pig. Everyone in NY has known it for decades, and the media has been hearing these stories just as long.

This might not be a popular opinion, but I’m pissed that it’s coming out now, because I think it devalues what is going to be Hillary’s historic election. It will go down as “oh, Trump was so badly damaged at the end, anyone could have beaten him.”

Don’t get me wrong—I’m glad that these women are feeling strong enough to finally speak out, but the media glee at the salaciousness of the stories is making me sick to my stomach. And they (the media) should have been shouting all of his many other sickening activities and actions instead of playing MBF for the past year and waiting breathlessly for ” the pivot.”

In short:
Donald Trump is and always has been a repulsive asshole
The media are lazy, sensationalist jackals
Hillary is a supremely qualified, quality candidate and person, and she should be being lauded for her campaign, her life and her policies, not reduced to “well, it has to be Hillary because Trump is too terrible to contemplate.”

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Dave In Austin  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:21:47pm

I’m sure I’ll regret this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:24:44pm
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darthstar  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:25:03pm
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MsJ  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:25:15pm
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calochortus  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:25:15pm

re: #69 BeachDem

Why did the media let it drop? And why didn’t the media pursue any of these stories before one month before the election? Donald Trump has always been a disgusting pig. Everyone in NY has known it for decades, and the media has been hearing these stories just as long.

This might not be a popular opinion, but I’m pissed that it’s coming out now, because I think it devalues what is going to be Hillary’s historic election. It will go down as “oh, Trump was so badly damaged at the end, anyone could have beaten him.”

Don’t get me wrong—I’m glad that these women are feeling strong enough to finally speak out, but the media glee at the salaciousness of the stories is making me sick to my stomach. And they (the media) should have been shouting all of his many other sickening activities and actions instead of playing MBF for the past year and waiting breathlessly for ” the pivot.”

In short:
Donald Trump is and always has been a repulsive asshole
The media are lazy, sensationalist jackals
Hillary is a supremely qualified, quality candidate and person, and she should be being lauded for her campaign, her life and her policies, not reduced to “well, it has to be Hillary because Trump is too terrible to contemplate.”

With any luck Hillary will leave an excellent legacy after 8 years and no one will much care about the election beyond the weirdness of it all.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:25:21pm

re: #69 BeachDem

Why did the media let it drop? And why didn’t the media pursue any of these stories before one month before the election? Donald Trump has always been a disgusting pig. Everyone in NY has known it for decades, and the media has been hearing these stories just as long.

This might not be a popular opinion, but I’m pissed that it’s coming out now, because I think it devalues what is going to be Hillary’s historic election. It will go down as “oh, Trump was so badly damaged at the end, anyone could have beaten him.”

Don’t get me wrong—I’m glad that these women are feeling strong enough to finally speak out, but the media glee at the salaciousness of the stories is making me sick to my stomach. And they (the media) should have been shouting all of his many other sickening activities and actions instead of playing MBF for the past year and waiting breathlessly for ” the pivot.”

In short:
Donald Trump is and always has been a repulsive asshole
The media are lazy, sensationalist jackals
Hillary is a supremely qualified, quality candidate and person, and she should be being lauded for her campaign, her life and her policies, not reduced to “well, it has to be Hillary because Trump is too terrible to contemplate.”

QFT

It was never going to be easy for Hillary, she’ll never get the respect she deserves.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:26:01pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Exactly as I expected. There are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of women who have stories of Trump abusing, demeaning or assaulting them over the decades, and dozens of them may come forward with their stories over the next four weeks. The dam has burst; each new woman who comes forward will give courage to others to tell their stories.

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teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:26:08pm

I’ve been saying all along, HRC’s campaign is sitting on some dead hooker stuff for later this month.

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Skip Intro  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:26:43pm

re: #69 BeachDem

I don’t disagree with anything you’ve said, especially about the media. They had to be dragged kicking and screaming to even give the pretense of doing their job.

Even now they’d love to go back to their “both sides do it” narrative if they could.

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MsJ  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:27:45pm

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

Billy is determined to go down on the Trumptanic.
Is Billy even a real person or just a Twitter bot?

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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:28:13pm

re: #69 BeachDem

If Trump’s campaign ends up failing because of sex scandals, that effectively lets the GOP and Trump supporters off the hook for the innumerable other abominations of the party and campaign. The first and foremost of these is the despicable reliance on scapegoating others.

Acceptance of scapegoating is how mass murders end up taking place to the cheers of the rest of the population.

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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:29:05pm

re: #75 Stanley Sea

QFT

It was never going to be easy for Hillary, she’ll never get the respect she deserves.

I think she will do well in office. She always has in the past.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:29:59pm

Wow, this post is taking off. Over 3000 Twitter hits in less than an hour.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:30:01pm

re: #80 EPR-radar

If Trump’s campaign ends up failing because of sex scandals, that effectively lets the GOP and Trump supporters off the hook for the innumerable other abominations of the party and campaign. The first and foremost of these is the despicable reliance on scapegoating others.

Acceptance of scapegoating is how mass murders end up taking place to the cheers of the rest of the population.

If Trump had the sexual reputation of Mr. Rogers he would still be a knife at the throat of the nation.

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:30:11pm
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:31:01pm

Trump is threatening to take down other GOP pervs along with him.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:31:17pm

re: #84 jaunte

And now the Trump campaign is threatening to sue individual women for coming forward.

They’re going to have to paradrop reserve lawyers into NY.

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:31:34pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:31:54pm

re: #81 EPR-radar

I think she will do well in office. She always has in the past.

We have yet to see what world events will bring a HRC presidency. With that said I think she will be a good president. World events may make her a great president, or the opposite. Those kinds of things (what if?) are impossible to see.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:32:20pm

re: #80 EPR-radar

If Trump’s campaign ends up failing because of sex scandals, that effectively lets the GOP and Trump supporters off the hook for the innumerable other abominations of the party and campaign. The first and foremost of these is the despicable reliance on scapegoating others.

Acceptance of scapegoating is how mass murders end up taking place to the cheers of the rest of the population.

As a practical matter, if the sex scandals damage Trump’s campaign so deeply that millions of GOP voters stay home November 8, we could have a wave election that produces a Democratic Congress. That is the only way any legislation to move the nation forward will be enacted over the next two years. Unfortunately, the media and the electorate aren’t going to hold the GOP responsible for its scapegoating; it takes the victimization of white women to do that.

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Sir_Checkmate  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:33:16pm

re: #84 jaunte

Meltdown of the damn century here. If it wasn’t a nominee for the freaking President, I’d find this hilarious. As it is, I find it comforting; every action like this helps cement his loss just a little bit more.

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Kragar  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:33:26pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:34:23pm

re: #85 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Trump is threatening to take down other GOP pervs along with him.

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Let all the poisons which lurk in the mud hatch out. This campaign could exceed my wildest dreams.

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Joe Bacon  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:34:24pm

re: #17 Lidane

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Trump’s new campaign song!

Ed McMahon Thank Heavens For Little Girls

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Skip Intro  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:35:24pm
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Lidane  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:35:24pm

I hate everything about this election. So much. I’m literally counting down the days to October 24, when I can go and do early voting.

Still, if all this madness gets us a President Hillary Clinton and sends the GOP into the wilderness until they can be a sane party again, It will be worth it.

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whitebeach  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:35:57pm

re: #86 Decatur Deb

They’re going to have to paradrop reserve lawyers into NY.

Donald always draws yuuuge crowds.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:36:56pm

Someone ran a Poll in Germany in regards to Clinton v Trump.

Clinton won 84-6.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:38:24pm
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Sir_Checkmate  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:38:25pm

re: #86 Decatur Deb

Here we are, Mister Trump! You called?
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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:39:48pm

re: #46 teleskiguy

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darthstar  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:39:54pm
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Joe Bacon  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:40:42pm

And the Trump Bombshells keep dropping! The latest revelation scooped by Talking Points Memo!

talkingpointsmemo.com

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:40:49pm

It must be really nice to be so above this election, that stories of women being assaulted are just another shit story about the candidate not worth getting up over.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:41:33pm

That skit was hilarious

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:42:14pm
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MsJ  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:42:40pm

re: #30 Stanley Sea

I’m still reading - this story is horrible.

It made my stomach hurt. It’s truly ghastly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:43:24pm

re: #100 Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)

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BigPapa  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:44:14pm
This isn’t just sloppiness. It’s pure desperation…

I think they’re also, quite simply, dumbasses.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:44:20pm

re: #101 darthstar

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We might gain control of Congress.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:45:29pm

re: #102 Joe Bacon

Everyone is getting a scoop!

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:47:38pm

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:47:38pm

Baby Whiplash haz an opinion:

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BeachDem  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:48:51pm

re: #74 calochortus

With any luck Hillary will leave an excellent legacy after 8 years and no one will much care about the election beyond the weirdness of it all.

I truly hope that’s the case, but if tonight’s breathless media hype is any indication, they won’t stop talking about Trump for a long time.

I remember when the Bill/Monica story broke and took over the news for eons. I didn’t really care that much about the actual “affair,” I was mostly pissed that it totally handcuffed his administration from accomplishing much of anything while the furor continued.

Now that Olbermann’s back on everyone’s radar, his recollection of covering the Bill/Monica crap (from a commencement speech he gave at Cornell in 1998)

Since Jan. 21 the news program I do for the MSNBC cable network has been devoted to what we have euphemistically called “the Clinton-Lewinsky investigations.” Virtually every night, for an hour, sometimes two, I have presided over discussions about this stuff, so intricate, so repetitive, that it has assumed the characteristics of the medieval religious scholars arguing for months and even years over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

At first I genuinely believed this was a relevant matter for fairly constant discussion. I used my moral force to keep sex out of it whenever possible. I didn’t allow the word “scandal” or even “affair” to be used. I tried to be non-partisan and skeptical about both the accused and the accusers.

But as the weeks have gone by, it has become more and more clear to me that there is no moral force at work in this process, whatsoever. Nobody is doing the right thing…

my network starts covering this story 28 hours out of every 24, and six days after the story breaks more people watch my show than watch my old show Sportscenter. And while I’m having the dry heaves in the bathroom because my moral sensor is going off but I can’t even hear it, I’m so seduced by these ratings that I go along with them when they say do this not just one hour a night, but two, thus bringing my own skills and talents to bear on the process by which the snowball runs faster and faster down the hill…

About three weeks ago I awakened from my stupor on this subject and told my employers that I simply could not continue doing this show about the endless investigation and the investigation of the investigation, and the investigation of the investigation of the investigation. I had to choose what I felt in my heart was right over what I felt in my wallet was smart…
vegsource.com

He left shortly thereafter.

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darthstar  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:48:53pm

re: #109 Big Beautiful Door

We might gain control of Congress.

We SHOULD gain control of Congress. But that’s done by tying people to Trump. Finding every possible thing to be outraged just makes it all about Trump. Take one thing, like him walking in on half-dressed 15 year old girls, and strap that around the neck of every asshole supporting him. Then you own Congress. Trying to find more shit to be outraged about only dilutes it. And right now the flood-gates are open, and I worry that at some point people get oversaturated and refuse to believe it. Of course, we won’t, but we’re not the majority in this country.

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whitebeach  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:49:05pm

I will refrain from posting an image of what the electoral map would look like if only the Rage Furby voted.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:49:15pm
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Skip Intro  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:49:24pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

Baby Whiplash haz an opinion:

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Keep trying Ben, but Bannon isn’t going to take you back.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:49:39pm

re: #114 darthstar

I’m sorry these victims aren’t letting the election play out the way you want it to.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:49:55pm

Star Tribune: Choice of Trump vs. Clinton leaves evangelicals reeling
It’s created an excruciating moral dilemma for a bloc that represents about one in five voters and attend churches across Minnesota.

Evangelical Christians long have been considered a large and reliable voting bloc for GOP presidential candidates, with more than 75 percent casting Republican ballots in past three presidential races. But this year, the candidate whose platform supports their position on abortion restrictions and who holds the prospect of appointing like-minded U.S. Supreme Court justices is the same man who last week was heard saying he grabbed women’s genitals.

It’s created an excruciating moral dilemma for many evangelicals, who represent about one in five voters and attend churches across Minnesota.

Evangelicals care deeply about immigrants, the poor, the vulnerable, said Carl Nelson, president of Transform Minnesota, a coalition of 360 evangelical churches. But they’re also committed to “the sanctity of life” and their religious freedoms.

That “puts us at odds with both political parties,” he said.

Someone needs to teach these evangelicals some history lessons about their ‘sanctity of life’ belief.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:50:22pm

re: #110 Ziggy_TARDIS

Everyone is getting a scoop!

Says a lot, when so many different news services are breaking independent stories about the same sexual predator.

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teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:50:43pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

That Cooper grilling was a complete set-up, and Trump fell for it. Every woman Trump ever kissed without permission will now come out.

Oh I think some women will come forward with much more horrifying (and possibly criminal) behavior that The Donald™ has engaged in.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:51:12pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:51:13pm
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Joe Bacon  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:51:33pm
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:52:04pm

re: #119 Eric The Fruit Bat

Evangelicals don’t care about immigrants.

I was among them for years. Most of them are self-obsessed.

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calochortus  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:52:23pm

re: #113 BeachDem

I guess we’ll find out how it plays out, won’t we?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:52:37pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:53:01pm

Dinner now. Later Lizards.

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teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:53:15pm

re: #124 Joe Bacon

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BeachDem  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:53:35pm

re: #85 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Trump is threatening to take down other GOP pervs along with him.

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Fuck Kellyanne and the horse’s ass she rode in on.

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Joe Bacon  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:53:49pm
132
Kragar  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:54:43pm

re: #100 Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)

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freetoken  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:54:51pm

Meanwhile, over in BREXIT land:

Pound touched its weakest Level in history by this measure

The British pound touched a historic low Tuesday against a basket of global currencies, meaning it has likely never been lower when measured against its trading partners.

This is relevant to the Drumpfskind movement. Some of Brexit’s biggest supporters are also Drumpfskind supporters. Note that Farage came over her to work with Drumpfskind and appear for him in various outlets.

But Brexit ultimately was not about economics but about reflexive populist nationalism. It was always going to be bad for the British economy but the supporters cared more about keep all those Poles out of their country more than about the economy.

And likewise with Drumpfksind, but instead of Eastern Europeans the boogymen are Mexicans.

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:55:05pm
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:55:17pm

Clinton campaign has created a “way back” app to compare what HRC and DJT were each doing at any point in time.

hillaryclinton.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:55:36pm
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FormerDirtDart  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:56:01pm
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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:56:13pm

re: #60 Lidane

This asshole:

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allegro  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:56:36pm

We are watching the rape culture illuminated in all its glory. And suddenly we are seeing such OUTRAGE! OMG! Women and girls are being molested by a man who had power over them! What an awful guy! Yes, indeed he certainly is.

FFS, can this culture be more hypocritical at its core? Do you know any woman, any single one, who has not been groped, catcalled, ogled, or otherwise harassed? I don’t. Have you ever known any woman, a single one, who hasn’t complained at least in private to friends or family, often shaken and in tears, to be blown off as “too sensitive”, having “no sense of humor”, making a big deal out of a little tit grab? Probably not.

Yeah, I’m pissed. Pissed as hell. In this very space, right here at LGF I’ve seen it happen. I’ve seen rape culture denied, watched one guy get so incensed at just the mention of Schrodinger’s Rapist he stormed out of the room. How dare a woman be so… so… something awful to even suspect a man unknown to her could possibly have ill intent. So unfair! Oh, the humanity! But now, it’s the worst thing ever, that same behavior that has been condoned and even rewarded in our society, that every woman has been subjected to from birth that seems to be such a fucking surprise.

Disgust doesn’t even begin to cover it.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:56:45pm

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ah yes-just like the Rage Furby-threaten to sue anyone and everyone. Hopefully some court will label him a ‘vexatious litigant’ and put a stop to him. And since he’s already on record as saying that he abuses the legal system, that will definitely not work in his favor.

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worldknot  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:57:10pm
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:57:21pm

re: #130 BeachDem

Fuck Kellyanne and the horse’s ass she rode in on.

Trump is going for the “well everybody does it!” defense, which in itself is an admission of guilt. It’s also a desperate move by a heel whose campaign has now hit the proverbial iceberg several times over.

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Skip Intro  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:57:24pm

re: #131 Joe Bacon

I’d like to talk about Wikileaks, mainly why Julian Assange is hiding in the Ecudoran embassy in London to run out the clock on rape charges in Sweden and espionage in the US.

By all means, let’s talk about that.

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Skip Intro  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:58:31pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well, he’s a goner from the Trump Train.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:58:59pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

Baby Whiplash haz an opinion:

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Yep; Trump fell for another trap that was obvious to only about 60 million viewers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 8:59:19pm
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retired cynic  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:00:12pm

re: #139 allegro

I was lucky. I wasn’t. All of you who were, have my deepest sorrow. Lamentations of their women, indeed.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:00:29pm

re: #115 whitebeach

I will refrain from posting an image of what the electoral map would look like if only the Rage Furby voted.

Brown smears, obviously.

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darthstar  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:01:10pm

re: #118 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m sorry these victims aren’t letting the election play out the way you want it to.

Oh, I’m all for his victims having their say (and their day in court). But this isn’t about them. It’s about twisting the knife until November 8th because everyone smells blood. His victims are just convenient allies at this point. Do I think Trump should get sued for every penny his asshole kids think they’ll inherit? Fuck yeah. Maybe it will happen. My guess is it won’t because that’s not what everyone is working toward at this point.

But I don’t see how that is the primary focus of everyone digging up what is readily available shit on Trump is trying to do at this point. This is a feeding frenzy.

And before anyone says it, this has ABSOLUTELY NOT ONE FUCKING THING TO DO WITH HILLARY. It’s just an anger mob online, and it’s not the first, nor the last, time we’ll see one.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:01:26pm

re: #145 Big Beautiful Door

Yep; Trump fell for another trap that was obvious to only about 60 million viewers.

He’s predictable. Foreign leaders would have no trouble manipulating President Trump if he were elected. No wonder Putin prefers The Donald.

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BigPapa  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:01:42pm

Conservatives seem to understand the concept of consent about as well as they understand irony.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:01:44pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He knew better.

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Belafon  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:02:10pm

re: #101 darthstar

Way to disregard the women he attacked.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:02:17pm

re: #151 BigPapa

Conservatives seem to understand the concept of consent about as well as they understand irony.

Or satire in Rushbo’s case.

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darthstar  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:02:39pm

re: #110 Ziggy_TARDIS

Everyone is getting a scoop!

We’re going to need a bigger shovel for all the shit Trump’s providing.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:02:50pm

This is more than likely why Russia is pulling its people back. They are probably about a year from pulling a Trump.

After almost two years in recession, the country’s rainy day fund has shrunk to just $32.2 billion this month, according to the Russian Finance Ministry. It was $91.7 billion in September 2014, just before oil prices started to collapse.

And it’s getting worse. Analysts expect the fund will shrink to just $15 billion by the end of this year and dry up completely soon after that.

“At the current rate, the fund would be depleted in mid-2017, perhaps a few months later,” Ondrej Schneider, chief economist at the Institute of International Finance, wrote in a note this week.

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darthstar  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:03:25pm

re: #153 Belafon

Way to disregard the women he attacked.

Way to red herring my point. I addressed this in another response.

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calochortus  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:03:34pm

I’m out for the evening. I wonder if there will be any interesting 3 a.m. tweets to see when I tune back in tomorrow morning?

Hasta mañana, Lizards.

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teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:04:00pm

re: #139 allegro

I have three sisters, no brothers. Dad and I are the only males in the, uh, family unit.

My youngest sister was subject to ugly online harassment on Facebook and Twitter by GamerGate shitstains. She doesn’t keep an online presence like she used to, in fact I’d describe it as almost going into hiding. My sister was Mrs. Internet for a time, until about two years ago …

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:04:02pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:04:06pm
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Lidane  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:04:23pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:04:44pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Stunning: an apology from Trumpworld? An admission of being wrong? Has Trump taught Rudy nothing?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:05:20pm
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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:05:58pm

re: #69 BeachDem

This might not be a popular opinion, but I’m pissed that it’s coming out now, because I think it devalues what is going to be Hillary’s historic election. It will go down as “oh, Trump was so badly damaged at the end, anyone could have beaten him.”

Let em think that. It means they’ll think that all they have to do in 2020 is nominate a not-Trump. There’s nothing so precious as being underestimated by the enemy.

(p.s. Before this election I would at least have hesitated to describe Republicans that way. Not any more.)

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freetoken  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:08:33pm

The Wikileaks thing is being beaten really really hard by the horserace folk.

I don’t know why it is supposed to be some horror that Clinton may have praised some business people. I guess the idea is that the Berniebros are going to riot over this?

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teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:08:38pm

Just putting this here because I like the picture. It’s a snapshot of our world economy. All those shipping containers …

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Skip Intro  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:09:08pm

It isn’t over until they start jackhammering the Trump logo off of buildings. I’m really looking forward to that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:09:50pm
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MsJ  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:09:50pm

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:10:13pm

re: #159 teleskiguy

I have three sisters, no brothers. Dad and I are the only males in the, uh, family unit.

My youngest sister was subject to ugly online harassment on Facebook and Twitter by GamerGate shitstains. She doesn’t keep an online presence like she used to, in fact I’d describe it can be described as almost going into hiding. My sister was Mrs. Internet for a time, until about two years ago …

My mother, my wife, a co-worker, have all been subjected to sexual harassment in their lifetimes.

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jaunte  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:10:54pm

re: #168 Skip Intro

It isn’t over until they start jackhammering the Trump logo off of buildings. I’m really looking forward to that.

They’re already hiding it on the Vancouver Trump tower.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:10:58pm

re: #160 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And another irony meter explodes.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:11:09pm
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darthstar  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:11:46pm

Alright, time for bed. Fuck Trump. I decided not to vote for him in 2015 when he announced. I hope his victims sue the fuck out of him, but my guess is that won’t happen. That’s not how it works in this country.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:13:16pm

When I was 17 I harassed a coworker. I didn’t think it was harassment but she quit, and when I realized why she did (she didn’t say anything to anybody about it that I know of, but basically she stopped showing up for work) I understood what I did.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:14:04pm

re: #176 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

littlegreenfootballs.com

Probably just as well.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:14:35pm

So the Trump campaign accuses Clinton of trashing women who accused her husband of sexual assault and now is trashing women who have accused him of sexual assault? My head hurts.

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teleskiguy  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:16:05pm

re: #171 Big Beautiful Door

My mother, my wife, a co-worker, have all been subjected to sexual harassment in their lifetimes.

My mother and all my sisters have also been sexually harassed.

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EPR-radar  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:22:39pm

re: #101 darthstar

If this is what it takes to flush Trump, we can’t be picky about it.

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Oct 12, 2016 • 9:26:43pm

re: #114 darthstar

We SHOULD gain control of Congress. But that’s done by tying people to Trump. Finding every possible thing to be outraged just makes it all about Trump. Take one thing, like him walking in on half-dressed 15 year old girls, and strap that around the neck of every asshole supporting him. Then you own Congress. Trying to find more shit to be outraged about only dilutes it. And right now the flood-gates are open, and I worry that at some point people get oversaturated and refuse to believe it. Of course, we won’t, but we’re not the majority in this country.

So do you want to be the one telling any more women that come forward that their stories of pain and degradation are surplus to requirements, and could they please be quiet? I sure as shit ain’t gonna.

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fern01  Oct 12, 2016 • 10:02:11pm

re: #85 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

To take a quote from somewhere “She knows not what she says”

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Ubiq  Oct 12, 2016 • 10:45:40pm

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