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The Trouble For Trump

I saw this headline and had to laugh.  Ironically, but still a laugh, of sorts.

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The media have reached a turning point in covering Donald Trump. He may not survive it. – The Washington Post

Wow, you’d think someone might have predicted this was going to happen.  Oh wait.  Someone did.

Even the media kisses his ass, because he brings in ratings.  He’s so vitriolic they never know what he’s going to do next to keep things stirred up, and they love that.  If he does manage to get the Republican nomination though, they’ll eat him alive, because he’s not fully a Liberal – I mean, in pretty much everything but name, but the Party matters to them, and he’d be running against the anointed [whoever gets the Democratic nomination].  At that point, they’d finally get around to vetting him, you can be sure.

It’s no secret that I’m not a Trump fan.  That being said, the notion that anyone could in good conscience vote for Hillary Clinton is appalling to me.  It makes me throw up in my mouth a little.  This woman is so corrupt and proud of it.  Trump may not be ideal, but my gosh, Hillary Clinton is so vile and beneath contempt that there’s no comparison at all.  It sickens me that the “media” thinks no one else can see their double standard, their complete disregard for truth, or their biases.  They like to think themselves qualified to vet a candidate when they bury facts about their candidate of choice.  In their mind, lies justify the ends, so it’s okay.  They aren’t qualified to vet piles of feces, let alone candidates for the Presidency of the United States.

 

Plenty of presidential candidates have had shady doings in their pasts, but can you think of anything that compares to Trump University?

Uh, hello?  Are you kidding me?  I assume you’ve never heard of Benghazi?!  People DIED there!  That’s just one, and it makes Trump University look like a preschool playground.  Do some research media!  The history of corruption surrounding Clinton is a long one.  She’d be in jail now if you’d been doing your job

 

That kind of on-the-fly fact-checking is unusual, but Trump necessitates it because he tells such a spectacularly large number of lies. He also enables it because those lies are often repeated and obvious. So we’re beginning to see those corrections appear right in the body of stories: the reporter relays what Trump said, and notes immediately that it’s false.

Good grief, Hillary makes her living on lies, has been fired from jobs for unethical violations which included lying, and you people don’t even mention this!  Let me guess, your “fact checking” only applies to the candidate(s) not on the Democrat ticket?

 

Trump has shown the press that the best way to do it is to cover him like every candidate should be covered. That means not just planting a camera at his rallies and marveling at how nuts it all is, but doing the work to fully vet his background, correcting his lies as swiftly and surely as they can, exploring what a Trump presidency would actually mean, and generally doing their jobs

If you people were doing your jobs, you’d have vetted Hillary a long time ago, and she would not be on the Democratic ticket now.  Why don’t you cover her “like every candidate should be covered”?  Oh, sorry, I couldn’t hear you over the sound of your double standard screaming nah nah nahnahnah with its fingers in its ears. 

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A tale of two Ben Carsons – CNNPolitics.com

 

But nine friends, classmates and neighbors who grew up with Carson told CNN they have no memory of the anger or violence the candidate has described.
That person is unrecognizable to those whom CNN interviewed, who knew him during those formative years.  
All of the people interviewed expressed surprise about the incidents Carson has described. No one challenged the stories directly. Some of those interviewed expressed skepticism, but noted that they could not know what had happened behind closed doors.

A tale of two Ben Carsons – CNNPolitics.com

So let me get this straight, CNNPolitics … You can’t find “evidence” that Ben Carson struggled with anger issues as a young man, so that makes him an unworthy candidate somehow?  In other words, “He was better and nicer than he said, so that’s bad!”  You’re really trying to write a hit piece based on that?!

Seriously?  Are you people really that dense or is it just that you think I am?  Do you even hear yourselves anymore?

Sure wish you’d looked as hard for evidence about Obama when he was campaigning. 

*shaking my head in disgust*

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GOP Debate?

August 7, 2015, the day after the GOP debate, this was an image from my Delicious daily newsletter. 

Forgive me, but why is an image from the 2008 Vice-presidential debate between Biden (a Dem) and Sarah Palin (a Republican), who are not even part of the current GOP debate, used for an article about a debate between all Republican contenders for the 2016 race?

How many potential Republican candidates?  And you put up an 8 year old picture of a Democrat?

Is that the best you could do, Media?  Seriously?  So not smart.  *eyeroll* 

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I took a screen capture, just to make sure it was actually from the article and not just the newsletter.

http://digg.com/2015/republican-debate-fox-news-best-moments

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Recent Events in AZ

I just have to say this whole thing is heartbreaking.

For some reason, the media seems to be playing this up far more than they have other equally murderous events, such as the Ft Hood shootings last year. 

What’s sickening is all the political rhetoric flying around.  Those poor people who were killed were still lying in the street waiting for help when the liberal tweets started going out that somehow Sarah Palin and the Tea Party were somehow responsible. 

That is almost as insane as the killer is.

The kid who pulled the trigger is clearly not sane.  Politics clearly had nothing to do with his actions. 

And there’s a period at the end of that.

My condolences go out to the victim’s loved ones who are trying to cope with their grief and sorrow, and to the survivors who are trying to recover in the aftermath. 

Silence is necessary for healing and recovery and grieving.

Lastly, I have to say that there is nothing Baptist or Christian about Westboro Baptist Church.  Shame on you, Fred Phelps!  Shame on all of you.

Ed Freeman

Thanks Ben! 

 

Freeman

You’re a 19 year old kid.

You’re critically wounded and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley.

November 11, 1965.

LZ X-ray, Vietnam.

Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in.

You’re lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns and you know you’re not getting out.

Your family is half way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you’ll never see them again.

As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.

Then – over the machine gun noise – you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter. You look up to see an unarmed Huey.  But … it doesn’t seem real because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.

Ed Freeman is coming for you.

He’s not Medi-Vac so it’s not his job, but he’s flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway.

Even after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come. He’s coming anyway.

And he drops it in and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board. Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses.

And, he kept coming back!! 13 more times!!

He took about 30 of you and your buddies out who would never have gotten out.

Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman, died last Wednesday at the age of 80, in Boise , Idaho .

May God Rest His Soul.

I bet you didn’t hear about this hero’s passing, but we’ve sure seen a whole bunch about Michael Jackson. . .

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Medal of Honor Winner

Ed Freeman

Shame on the American media!

Now .. YOU pass this along on YOUR mailing list.

Please.

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