Saturday, September 17, 2016

Star Trek Effect on the 2016 Presidential Election


Trump In Chaos As His Own Campaign Just Proved Clinton Didn’t Start Birther Conspiracy (Politicus - link here.)

In a desperate effort to cover up their lie, the Donald Trump campaign put out a press release that provided proof that Hillary Clinton didn't start the birther conspiracy.

This is the transcript of an interview that a Clinton advisor did with CNN that was released by the Trump campaign:

PATTI SOLIS DOYLE: There was a volunteer coordinator, I believe in late 2007, I think in December, one of our volunteer coordinators in one of the counties in Iowa. I don’t recall whether they an actual paid staffer, but they did forward an e-mail that promoted the conspiracy.

WOLF BLITZER: The birther conspiracy?

DOYLE: Yeah. Hillary made the decision immediately to let that person go. We let that person go.

The transcript shows that Hillary Clinton shot down the birther conspiracy. When a staffer forwarded an email that promoted the conspiracy, that Clinton staffer was fired.

In other words, Donald Trump just released proof that Hillary Clinton didn’t start the birther conspiracy as he claimed at his event earlier on Friday.

It is unfathomable, but it appears that the reemergence of Trump’s birtherism has caught his campaign by surprise. The memo and interview that they cited were proof that Hillary Clinton didn’t begin the birther conspiracy.

Donald Trump’s own campaign just proved that their candidate is a liar.

Donald Trump’s Latest Birther Lie (New York Times - link here.)

The midday bulletin arrived as another bizarre moment in the absurdist presidential campaign of Donald Trump: News Alert: Trump admits Obama was born in the United States.

What? It read like some variation on “Trump Finds the Earth No Longer Flat.” But no, Mr. Trump, the ultimate mountebank, was at it again, altering but not abandoning the Big Lie campaign that first made him the darling of wing nuts and racists five years ago: his vicious insistence that President Obama was not born a legitimate American citizen.

Did he apologize to Mr. Obama and the American people for the political poison he spread for so long? Of course not. Being Mr. Trump, he instead substituted a lie for a lie. He falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the birther myth, then further claimed he had nobly “finished” it off by badgering the White House for proof that Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii, not Africa.

The standard words for campaign mishaps — “flip-flop,” “retreat,” “walk-back” — simply do not apply to this candidate’s spirals through unreality.

Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy,” Mr. Trump maintained with a straight face, speaking in Washington to a crowd of friendly military veterans. “I finished it.” Then he conceded the truth, an act that must have felt very peculiar to him: “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.”

Not quite period, much as Trump strategists now wish it were. Mr. Trump is probably hoping to reassure voters that he is edging into the mainstream, that he is not just the reckless, cynical bully of the Republican primaries. But the birther lies cling to him as tightly as his nativist hallucinators.

The facts — because facts still matter — are that Mr. Trump continued to heap doubt on President Obama’s birth certificate even after it was released, slyly retweeting others’ contentions that it was a fake and a “computer generated forgery.”

After he tried to pin the birther smear on her, Mrs. Clinton called it what it is: an “outrageous lie” intended to “delegitimize our first black president.” Mr. Trump delegitimized his own candidacy instead.


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37 comments:

  1. George Takei? Really?

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    1. He didn't star in Star Wars.

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    2. Not everyone hates.Takei is an upstanding citizen and role model for thousands.You need to get out and into the real world occasionally.

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    3. Yeah, 8:47, but he incorrectly told Kirk they were in orbit around a planet, resulting in the fastest ever demise of two red shirted crew who were beamed into space. Saw it last night on BBC--I'm not sure we can trust him.

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    4. Obviously you number amongst those who have been "beamed up."

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  2. Donald Trump? Really?

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  3. Vote Democratic. We may not be perfect, but the other party is insane.

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  4. P. Doyle, any relationship to B.Doyle in Sierra Madre that is a RINO?

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    1. What is a real Republican these days, anyway? Do you have to obsess over Obama's race to have cred in the GOP?

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  5. Trump has reliable tells for when he's lying. He tacks phrases like, "believe me," "trust me," "I don't know," "honestly" and other hedges onto sentences he says. Actually, since he adds those tells almost all the time, he's basically lying every time he opens his mouth. But, any time he uses words like that, what came before the tell is a blatant lie. Every freaking time. Trump tells on himself.

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    1. Don't forget "people are saying…."

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  6. Trump tells the "media" he will make an announcement on the birther conspiracy and gets 40 minutes of free publicity for a 2 minute statement. HAHAHA

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    1. Not exactly sure it is the kind of publicity anyone would want. Trump is now being called a liar from coast to coast. That's what happens when you tell stupid lies about a president with a near 60% approval rating.

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    2. Apparently no news network showed the tour of Trump's new "Chez Cheese" hotel. Instead they spent the day talking about what a liar Trump is.

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  7. Does voting Democratic mean you are a party that supports corruption at all costs?

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    1. One of the two, yeah.

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    2. No. Stupid question.

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  8. In place of work Democrats like Hillary give hand outs. Take her running for the Presidency. Example; she is handing off doing the "work" of campaign to any one but her. Sanders, Obama, Biden, Bill. Anyone but Hillary !

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    1. Jeez you guys are desperate. You make comments with criticisms made up out of the most insubstantial stuff. Must be terrible to represent a candidate who can be discredited with fact after fact, when all you have to attack his opposition with is fantasy.

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    2. Jeez you're sounding kinda desperate.Prominent people campaigning for a candidate against a lunatic who wants to destroy our country. Outrageous!!

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    3. 8:31 doesn't like to read the articles.

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    4. Fear of a black president. Trump is nothing but a reactionary racist running a George Wallace campaign.

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  9. Word on the innernets this morning is Trump went ape on his campaign help yesterday. His "birther" confession has blown up in his face, and of course it's the fault of the help.

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  10. Chicago fears that this "first" President hasn't used his "blackness" to help rescue "black" in the crises communities.
    Democrats run on "skin" tones and gender as a substitute for addressing and presenting strategies for combating every day "real" life problems.

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    1. The Republicans are running a race baiting campaign. Get off your high horse.

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  11. I see thanks for the info. I wasn't aware that "Chicago" felt that way,or that skin tone,and gender weren't real problems. I guess if you're an empowered white male they are not real life problems.

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  12. Face it: A 2015 poll showed that 61% of Trump supporters are birthers.

    But that's not even the most telling statistic about birthers.

    What's most telling, funny, and down-right sad is that a significant percentage of Republican birthers believe President Obama was not born in the U.S. because he was born in Hawaii.

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  13. If your father is Muslim at birth; does that "make" you a Muslim at birth?

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  14. TrumpThink(™) is a condition whereby those afflicted with it believe that anything that pops into his or her head is true even if diametrically opposite to a prior thought, which, of course, also is true because it too popped into the afflicted's head.

    TrumpThink(™) acts as a very powerful narcotic (fortunately afflicting only a portion of the population) that leads directly, without any further processing to verify for accuracy, veracity, or humanity, to TrumpSpeak(™).

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    1. Do you have a point or are you just being "cute"? Most 70 year olds do ya know?
      You've been here since 4am,Fox news is playing the same stories every 90 minutes take a break get some fresh air....

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    2. 3:08 - Does Trump still snort coke?

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  16. City Manager's Sept. 15th Weekly report page 3. At the Nov 22 city council meeting there will be a Presentation to Outgoing City Manager Aguilar and Public Works Director Inman.

    I did not know that Inman was leaving. Is this true?

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    1. Talk about burying the lead. Is this really happening or just a typo?

      Come on mod, I'm a life-long Republican who hates Trump just as much as you, but we need the local Tattler to dig into this.

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    2. Yes there is a god, I'd call this a clean sweep. A while back the council was told to lay off Bruce because he was upset and was going to quit. To bad... So sad...not really.

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  17. City Managers Report September 9, 2016
    22-Nov Presentation
    Page 3 of 5
    Consideration of Ordinance for Group Homes
    Flow Restrictors
    Presentation to Outgoing City Manager Aguilar and Public Works Director Inman Water Conservation
    Update & Monthly Water Quality Report
    Approval of FY 2016/2017 Vendor Expenses in Excess of $25,000
    Warrants

    Well, well.

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