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Trump is so terrible, these Republicans are arguing, that tying them to him amounts to defamation.

Republicans Threaten Lawsuits Over TV Ads Linking Them To Donald Trump
Saying a candidate supports Trump is basically defamation, they argue.



WASHINGTON ― Some Republicans are running so far away from their party’s nominee that they are threatening to sue TV stations for running ads that suggest they support Donald Trump.

Just two weeks before Election Day, five Republicans ― Reps. Bob Dold (R-Ill.), Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), David Jolly (R-Fla.), John Katko (R-N.Y.) and Brian Fitzpatrick, a Pennsylvania Republican running for an open seat that’s currently occupied by his brother ― contend that certain commercials paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee provide false or misleading information by connecting them to the GOP nominee.

Trump is so terrible, these Republicans are essentially arguing, that tying them to him amounts to defamation.



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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republican-tv-ads-trump_us_580e34b2e4b000d0b157b24f

A 1920 cartoon called A Woman's Path To The Presidency:

The long arduous path to the presidency


& we've been half the population this whole time.
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-long-arduous-path-to-presidency.html

Tell me more about how nothing has changed...


https://twitter.com/_Jordan_J_/status/782780289747648512

In honor of Tom Hayden's Passing, I am posting this link to the, "Port Huron Statement."

We are people of this generation, bred in at least modest comfort, housed now in universities, looking uncomfortably to the world we inherit.

When we were kids the United States was the wealthiest and strongest country in the world: the only one with the atom bomb, the least scarred by modern war, an initiator of the United Nations that we thought would distribute Western influence throughout the world. Freedom and equality for each individual, government of, by, and for the people -- these American values we found good, principles by which we could live as men. Many of us began maturing in complacency.

As we grew, however, our comfort was penetrated by events too troubling to dismiss



THE REST:
http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/huron.html

Today's NYT's features a 2-page spread of all people, places & things Trump has insulted on Twitter

Today's @nytimes features a 2-page spread of all the people, places & things Trump has insulted on Twitter since declaring his candidacy



https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/790522535976763393

At DCCC fundraiser, Obama said Rep. Issa's use of a photo with him "is definition of chutzpah"

At DCCC fundraiser, Obama said Rep. Issa's use of a photo with him "is the definition of chutzpah" and "shameless."



https://twitter.com/jeneps/status/790397559177113601?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

New ABC Tracking Poll has Clinton up by double digits

new ABC national poll: Clinton 50%, Trump 38%, Johnson 5%, Stein 2%

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clinton-vaults-double-digit-lead-boosted-broad-disapproval/story?id=42993821

"Bad Hombre"

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In the first 100 days.....

Amen, Professor Krugman

Krugman:

…Here’s a contrarian thought: Maybe Mrs. Clinton is winning because she possesses some fundamental political strengths — strengths that fall into many pundits’ blind spots…

When political commentators praise political talent, what they seem to have in mind is the ability of a candidate to match one of a very limited set of archetypes: the heroic leader, the back-slapping regular guy you’d like to have a beer with, the soaring orator. Mrs. Clinton is none of these things: too wonky, not to mention too female, to be a regular guy, a fairly mediocre speechifier; her prepared zingers tend to fall flat.

Yet the person tens of millions of viewers saw in this fall’s debates was hugely impressive all the same: self-possessed, almost preternaturally calm under pressure, deeply prepared, clearly in command of policy issues. And she was also working to a strategic plan: Each debate victory looked much bigger after a couple of days, once the implications had time to sink in, than it may have seemed on the night.

Oh, and the strengths she showed in the debates are also strengths that would serve her well as president. Just thought I should mention that. And maybe ordinary citizens noticed the same thing; maybe obvious competence and poise in stressful situations can add up to a kind of star quality, even if it doesn’t fit conventional notions of charisma.

Furthermore, there’s one thing Mrs. Clinton brought to this campaign that no establishment Republican could have matched: She truly cares about her signature issues, and believes in the solutions she’s pushing.

I know, we’re supposed to see her as coldly ambitious and calculating, and on some issues — like macroeconomics — she does sound a bit bloodless, even when she clearly understands the subject and is talking good sense. But when she’s talking about women’s rights, or racial injustice, or support for families, her commitment, even passion, are obvious. She’s genuine, in a way nobody in the other party can be.

So let’s dispel with this fiction that Hillary Clinton is only where she is through a random stroke of good luck. She’s a formidable figure, and has been all along.

From:
https://www.balloon-juice.com/2016/10/22/saturday-morning-open-thread-maybe-shes-just-the-better-choice/#comments
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