Donald Trump and the Bitch-Slap Theory of Electoral Politics

Donald Trump

The latest Trumprage:

Trump on rally protester: ‘Maybe he should have been roughed up’

Donald Trump said Sunday that the protester who interrupted his rally at a convention center here on Saturday morning was “so obnoxious and so loud” that “maybe he should have been roughed up.”

Mercutio Southall Jr. — a well-known local activist who has been repeatedly arrested while fighting what he says is unfair treatment of blacks — interrupted Trump’s rally and could be heard shouting, “Black lives matter!” A fight broke out, prompting Trump to briefly halt his remarks and demand the removal of Southall.

“Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?” Trump said on Saturday morning. “Get him out of here. Throw him out!”

At one point, Southall fell to the ground and was surrounded by several white men who appeared to be kicking and punching him, according to video captured by CNN. A Washington Post reporter in the crowd watched as one of the men put his hands on Southall’s neck and heard a female onlooker repeatedly shout: “Don’t choke him!”

As security officers got Southall on his feet and led him out of the building, he was repeatedly pushed and shoved by people in the crowd. The crowd alternated between booing and cheering. There were chants of “All lives matter!”

“Maybe he should have been roughed up, because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing,” Trump said on the Fox News Channel on Sunday morning. “I have a lot of fans, and they were not happy about it. And this was a very obnoxious guy who was a trouble-maker who was looking to make trouble.”

That was a change in tone from just a month ago, when Trump would regularly tell his audiences not to harm the protesters who often infiltrate his rallies.

“Don’t hurt ’em,” Trump said at a rally in Miami on Oct. 23 as pro-immigration activists were led out. “You can get ’em out, but don’t hurt ’em.”

he Republican front-runner has long made provocative statements a hallmark of his campaign. Critics and rivals have said that Trump is stoking racial tension. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Trump’s comments about Islam are “manipulating people’s angst and their fears.”

Saturday’s racially charged altercation occurred in Birmingham, famous in the 1960s as a center of the civil rights struggle. The thousands who attended Trump’s rally were nearly all white in a city with a black majority.

Southall told the news site that the commotion started as he began recording himself and other protesters at the rally and saying that he wanted “Donald Trump to know he’s not welcome here.” Southall said someone knocked the phone out of his hand and made a racial slur. Then there was pushing and punches started flying, Southall told the news site.

A swarm of security officers quickly made their way through the crowd of several thousand, got Southall off the ground and walked him out of the building. Trump has had Secret Service protection since Nov. 11, and those who attend his rallies and political events must now walk through metal detectors and have their bags searched.

“He was so obnoxious and so loud, he was screaming,” Trump recounted in the Fox News interview on Sunday. “I had 10,000 people in the room yesterday, 10,000 people, and this guy started screaming by himself.”

As Southall was removed Saturday, Trump recounted how Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders responded to Black Lives Matter activists who came onstage during an event earlier this year.

“You see, he was politically correct,” Trump said. “Two young women came up to the podium. They took over his microphone. I promise you, that’s not going to happen with me. I promise you. Never going to happen. Not going to happen. Can’t let that stuff happen.”

Before the fight broke out, Trump had warned the audience that Islamic State fighters might recruit their children online and called for an impenetrable wall along the southern border, prompting the crowd to chant: “Build a wall! Build a wall! Build a wall!” In his nearly hour-long speech, Trump listed graphic details of killings committed by people who had entered the country illegally, promised to bar Syrian refugees from living in the United States because they might be terrorists and called for heavy surveillance of “certain mosques.”

“I want surveillance of these people that are coming in, the Trojan horse. I want to know who the hell they are,” Trump said. “I don’t want the people from Syria coming in, because we don’t know who they are. We don’t know who they are. And I don’t want them coming in.”


From the media area, reporters strained to see what was happening Saturday at the Trump event here in Birmingham. As CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond managed to make a video of the incident before Trump staff forced him back into the media pen. As the video circulated on social media that night, some of Trump’s supporters took to Twitter to call the protesters “thugs,” “Dem plants” and a variety of obscene names. Several wrote that the protesters opened themselves up to the possibility of violence by attending the rally.

Trump grew agitated as reporters shifted their focus to the protesters and away from him and his thousands of supporters.

“Look at those bloodsuckers back there,” Trump said. “They’re turned around, and they’re following the people, right? Because you have a small group of people that made some noise and are being thrown out on their ass. Right?”

The crowd roared with cheers.

Good luck finding photographic or video proof of Southhall’s claims. And he didn’t require any medical attention afterwards.

But I wanted to talk about something else.

Is Donald Trump a bully? If he is, will that hurt him with the voters?

Here’s something from an article by Josh Marshall that he wrote back in 2004 (before he lost his mind) talking about the “Swiftboating” of John Kerry:

There is a meta-debate going on here, one that I’m not sure even the practitioners fully articulate to themselves and one that I’m painfully aware the victims don’t fully understand.

Let’s call it the Republicans’ Bitch-Slap theory of electoral politics.

It goes something like this.

On one level, of course, the aim behind these attacks is to cast suspicion upon Kerry’s military service record and label him a liar. But that’s only part of what’s going on.

Consider for a moment what the big game is here. This is a battle between two candidates to demonstrate toughness on national security. Toughness is a unitary quality, really — a personal, characterological quality rather than one rooted in policy or divisible in any real way. So both sides are trying to prove to undecided voters either that they’re tougher than the other guy or at least tough enough for the job.

In a post-9/11 environment, obviously, this question of strength, toughness or resolve is particularly salient. That, of course, is why so much of this debate is about war and military service in the first place.

One way — perhaps the best way — to demonstrate someone’s lack of toughness or strength is to attack them and show they are either unwilling or unable to defend themselves — thus the rough slang I used above. And that I think is a big part of what is happening here. Someone who can’t or won’t defend themselves certainly isn’t someone you can depend upon to defend you.

Demonstrating Kerry’s unwillingness to defend himself (if Bush can do that) is a far more tangible sign of what he’s made of than wartime experiences of thirty years ago.

Hitting someone and not having them hit back hurts the morale of that person’s supporters, buoys the confidence of your own backers (particularly if many tend toward an authoritarian mindset) and tends to make the person who’s receiving the hits into an object of contempt (even if also possibly also one of sympathy) in the eyes of the uncommitted.

This is certainly what Bush’s father did to Michael Dukakis and, sadly, it is what Bush himself did, to a great degree, to Al Gore.

In other ways, Bush’s bully-boy campaign tactics play to his strengths, albeit unstated and unlovely ones. Many of the polls of the president have shown that while people don’t necessarily agree with the specific policies he’s pursued abroad many also intuitively believe that there’s no one who will hit back harder. There’s some of that ‘he may be a son-of-a-bitch but he’s our son-of-a-bitch’ quality to the president’s support on national security issues.

This meta-message behind the president’s attacks on Kerry’s war record is more consequential than many believe.

Trump’s critics say he’s a clueless oaf. Perhaps there is more to him than meets the eye.

Remember that first debate? According to conventional wisdom Donald Trump should have been on the defensive, apologizing and explaining his offensive comments about women. Instead he flipped the script and went on the attack against Fox News. Result? He shot up in the polls.

Trump acts like a bully and says outrageous things, then refuses to back down or apologize. Trump is still in first place. Coincidence?

I am no Trump fan, but maybe it’s time to consider the idea that he knows what he is doing and is in it to win it. Sure, he turns some people off. But he doesn’t need to win all the votes, he just needs more votes than the other guys (and gals).

So far, it’s working.



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111 Responses to Donald Trump and the Bitch-Slap Theory of Electoral Politics

  1. votermom says:

    The first article makes it sounds like a Jew haplessly wandering into one of Hitler’s beer hall rallies.

  2. Myiq2xu says:

    The fact is Americans tend to admire someone with a little swagger and some of our favorite heroes aren’t very nice guys.

  3. votermom says:

    Nutcracker day at the book horde
    the crochet book is cute imo

  4. Myiq2xu says:


  5. DeniseVB says:

    Via Gateway Pundit,this video certainly showed a different story about that poor little black boy being attacked by the Trump’s KKK …..

  6. Myiq2xu says:

    I have fans:

  7. Jadzia says:

    I’m not a fan of Trump primarily because IMO, he is a bully. That said, I think that most people who are offended by his, uh, swagger probably wouldn’t have voted for him anyway (I’m an outlier as always) and I doubt that this latest story will change many minds.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      The media keep trying to take Trump down and they are frustrated because it’s not working. He defies gravity.


    • elliesmom says:

      I’m a “live and let live, don’t spend money you don’t have” kind of voter. I live my own life that way. My friends come in all varieties, and I have no debt. For me, the support I see for Trump comes from people who are being told they must be more than just tolerant of what other people believe and how they live their lives, but they are racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, microaggressors, etc., if they ask for just respect in return. People who work hard for their money, and who are constantly berated for not wanting to give it all away. People who are insulted for believing in the value of self-sufficiency, of family, and national pride. People who really do understand science and don’t want it politicized. People who are OK with the business of business being business and not social welfare. Donald Trump stands up and says it’s not only OK to want and believe in those things. It’s OK to want a leader who wants and believes in those things, too. I don’t like his style, but in this political climate, it might be what it takes. Mitt Romney actually is very close to Donald Trump in ideology if you really listen. He couldn’t get it done because he brought a lollipop to a gunfight. If Donald Trump should win the presidency, I expect we’d see how “The Art of the Deal” works in government. I doubt people would get physically thrown out of the oval office on a regular basis.

      I was an early supporter of Scott Walker. I thought he was a guy who could get things done. I thought he had the right combination of conviction and political bluster. I’m not sure what happened there, but I don’t think it was a lack of conviction. So I’m not getting behind anyone else just yet. I know a couple of candidates I wouldn’t vote for even if it meant not voting at all. I haven’t ruled out voting for Trump.

      • votermom says:

        He couldn’t get it done because he brought a lollipop to a gunfight.

        Nailed it. Dang it Mitt. You wasted my vote.

      • leslie says:

        Today on M Joe, they showed several polls – national and state with Trump leading in every category. They then showed a poll that included Mitt (if he were to enter the race. In this poll, Mitt had higher numbers than Trump – Trump came in second. Because I wasn’t fully attentive at the time, I didn’t see/hear the entire meaning of the poll – only that Mitt would be as able – if not better able – to beat HRC.
        I wish he would run. But I guess it’s too late to enter the race.
        OTOH, Joe and Willie and guests said that Trump hasn’t gone away, gone down, or lost his strength. In fact, they all agreed he’s stronger than ever. They wondered what effects the GOPE’s concerted efforts to destroy Trump will have, and what they will look like.
        Cynic can probably fill in the blanks. I think she watches mindfully and takes in/retains more than enough information.

      • Venus says:

        Nailed it.
        Great post Elliesmom
        I agree with everything you wrote.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think it’s his pompous bombastic bullying that endears him to me 🙂 It’s a very New York style (I’m from Brooklyn) so I speak the language…lol ! As long as he’s bullying the right people (media, Obama, Hillary ad nauseum), I’m very fine with that.

      DJT doesn’t draw red lines, he is The Red Line. The Donald will not and can not be politicized correctly. It’s how McCain and Romney lost to Obama when a potted plant should have beat him.

      I’m loving every minute of it !

      • Jadzia says:

        Ha ha. Perhaps it’s my Midwestern Niceness that makes me cringe whenever he opens his loud mouth. : )

        • DeniseVB says:

          Growing up in the 50’s, it was aways the Ohio relatives v. Brooklyn. Team Brooklyn always won because louder and more obnoxious. Also, the most loving. Funny now I remember that.

          ‘Merica !

    • lyn says:

      Obama is a crybully. Trump will be a leap up.

  8. Myiq2xu says:

    Rick Wilson:

    I’ve come to realize that the Obama Cult and the Trump Cult are two sides of the same personality-cult coin. The cognitive dissonance between what the Trump faction hated about Obama and what they love about Donald is so far beyond ironic it would take a team of trained linguists and semioticians decades to decode.

    But I’ll try.

    You hated Barack Obama’s cult-like followers, with their mindless stares of adoration, their impervious barrier between emotion and reason, and their instant fury when confronted with the facts about his record, his history, or his philosophy.

    But you love it from Trump.

    You hated Obama’s shallow, facile rhetoric, with its hollow promises and loose, lowest-common-denominator word-vomit disconnected from any real policy.

    But you love it from Trump.

    You hated how Obama was gleefully lying to credulous low information voters, filling them with empty promises of economic prosperity that would never come, based on plans that could never be achieved.

    But you love it from Trump.

    You hated how Obama lied about his positions on single-payer healthcare, gay marriage, gun control, and abortion to get elected, knowing that if he ever revealed the truth about what he believed that he’d be unelectable.

    But you love it from Trump.

    You hated how Obama rode the wave of constant attention from the mainstream media into office, and how they played along with his game, draining the life out of every other candidate by describing him as an inevitable juggernaut, an unstoppable political force, and a game-changer who was tapping into something deep and powerful in American political life.

    But you love it from Trump.

    You hated how Obama’s naive ignorance of the real and brutal world of international affairs was papered over by his hollow promises to make the world respect the United States again.

    But you love it from Trump.

    You hated Obama’s casual disdain for people who weren’t from a major city where, you know, all the rich, smart, educated, liberal people like him live.

    But you love it from Trump.

    You hated Obama’s elite credentialism, and how he yielded his Harvard and Columbia degrees to browbeat his aspiring-class opponents from outside the meritocracy, and how he used them to cow an already docile press.

    But you love it from Trump.

    You hated that smug, arrogant, sneering affect that took hold the moment he thought the cameras weren’t looking.

    But you love it from Trump.

    You hated Obama’s cadre of sleazy, weird, creepy advisers, with their combination of over-the-edge ideological fervor and their stench of petty corruption.

    But you love it from Trump.

    You hated Obama’s support for bail-outs, too-big-to-fail, and big, taxpayer-funded government intervention in dying industries.

    But you love it from Trump.

    You hated his comfy alliance with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the odious Clinton crime family.

    But you love it from Trump.

    You hated his cavalier disdain for private property rights.

    But you love it from Trump.

    Everything that set your teeth on edge, and raised your hackles and made you loathe Barack Obama is there in Donald Trump. Every aspect of the con game Obama played on America in 2008 – the obsessive focus on one base issue (for Obama the war in Iraq, for Trump, Mexicans), the cult-like obsession, the instant attacks on apostates, the willful ignorance of his history and his beliefs – is present in Trump.

    Everything you despised in Obama is there.

    But you love it from Trump.

  9. Myiq2xu says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      I remember that tweet of a crime stat chart showing black on black being the highest killer of blacks. Not sure of the source, it was a retweet, probably by that same clueless intern?

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  11. DeniseVB says:

    LOL, media brought their big guns out this weekend, Tom Brokaw calling DJT a liar, but not so fast. From the WaPo archives….

    Breitbart has the whole story:

    Imagine if you will, Hillary being held to the same word for word truthiness by her adoring media.

    • Dora says:

      When they call Trump a liar, they are calling me a liar. I saw those people celebrating in NJ. They were dancing on the rooftops! Hubby saw them. Just about everyone I know saw them. It was shown on the news that evening. Thousands watched it. Maybe millions. Who really knows how many people were glued to their TVs that night? This is unbelievable.

      I wonder – are they purposely trying to make DJT look like a liar, or are they protecting the Muslims by pretending that incident never happened? Maybe both. 😦

      • DeniseVB says:

        All of us saw those dancing in the streets in other countries, I’m sure there were a lot of celebrations in our own country too. Even Obama kinda, sorta blamed the US policies for causing terrorism.

        I think what happened, Trump simply misspoke, or the media and critics are twisting his words. “I saw thousands celebrating in NJ” He was in NJ watching thousands celebrating in the streets on television. Brokaw should know better.

        • leslie says:

          I think Trump was actually conflating two different videos. There were those people in NJ dancing on rooftops when the Towers collapsed. I saw it as well. There were also thousands of people shooting guns and cheering and dancing in the streets in other countries (like Pakistan) at the same time. Those videos were often shown one-after- the- other on many news outlets. It is easy to join the two of them together. Trump misspoke. I blame the Intern.
          Brokaw does know better.

          • Dora says:

            I still have this story stuck in my head. I was just telling Hubby about the NJ Muslims and he reminded me of something. When the first plane hit the first tower, there was already a crowd of people on the rooftop across the river, not only cheering, but taking pictures. They were caught on video which played over and over for the next several days in NYC and LI. How did they know to be there? How did they know a second plane was coming? Questions, questions. Hmmmm. Maybe we should ask Tom Brokaw

          • leslie says:

            Maybe we should ask Brian Williams. I hear he was flying one of the helicopters that were circling overhead that day. /snark/

          • Myiq2xu says:

            Memory is a funny thing. We all remember stuff different from the way it really happened. We conflate events, and conflate fiction with reality.

            The farther back the memory the less reliable it it.

          • leslie says:

            At this stage of my life, my longer term memory is more reliable than my recent memory (like 15 minutes ago).

          • swanspirit says:

            I have a very vivid memory of something that happened after 9/11. My son was in Marshall’s with his GF, telling the story of how Muslims in Gaza were celebrating after 9/11.
            A Muslim woman who must have overheard him, just walked up to him, and very loudly said that he was lying, those clips were only seen on American TV, and they were fake. . He turned on her and called her a liar, because he was Qatar at the time, and he saw it on AlJazeera TV. So lying about those clips evidently is not unusual either.

          • Underwhelmed says:

            Unless DT said he saw thousands of Americans celebrating, he didn’t mis-speak.

        • mcnorman says:

          In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river.

          • leslie says:

            Great find. And I knew that celebrating happened. Andrea Mitchell said this morning that it never happened and her guest agreed w her. I tried to find contact info but had to leave. I’m at an appt now waiting. . . . .

          • mcnorman says:

            Leslie, I remember watching celebrations take place everywhere. Donald is not the problem here.

        • Dora says:

          I agree about the memory. I’ve been having more senior moments lately than I want to admit. As far as Hubby, there is one day he will never forget. That’s 9/11. He saw the whole thing. That morning someone came into his office to tell him that a plane had hit one of the towers. He went to his corner widow just in time to see the second plane hit. It was a clear day and Hubby stood there watching the smoke, fire and the collapse. When he went outside, he was hit with the smell. Every year he gets a migraine headache just remembering what he saw. His building was only 5 blocks from Trump Tower, where DT was watching from his roof. From up there Trump would have had a clear view of everything, including what was happening on the other side of the river. What a day. It was so horrible.

  12. Myiq2xu says:

    The most recent episode of South Park (“Sponsored Content”) nails PC culture.

  13. Myiq2xu says:

    • leslie says:

      And most of the damage to this country is done in foreign countries where he can’t immediately be called out for it.
      fucking coward.

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  17. DeniseVB says:

    This is why Rush Limbaugh is so hated by Obama and the left. He’s very unPC too ….

    • Dora says:

      I love that picture. The only time we can see the size of the crowds is on pictures like that one. At the rallies the cameras refuse to pan the crowd, even though Trump asks them to. I guess the media wants to pretend that Trump’s crowds are as small as Hillary’s. 🙂

    • AFVet says:

      AMEN !
      Glenn Beck daily trashes Trump.
      I take Beck with a grain of salt nowadays.

  18. votermom says:

    Hey, what do you guys think of Barnes & Noble and Abebooks?
    Do you ever buy stuff there?

    • elliesmom says:

      I like Barnes & Noble brick and mortar stores. While I do most of my reading electronically, I still like a “real” cookbook, and I like to be able to do a good browse before buying. Since I do the eBook thing on Kindle, it’s just easier to use Amazon for those. The titles are always both places, and the price doesn’t vary much. Abebooks is a good place to look for books that are out of print, but international shipping charges can be really high.

      • votermom says:

        Abebooks does an affiliate thing too, and they are kinda part amazon owned I think.
        Maybe if I can think of out of print books to blog about it would make sense to join their program.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Just Amazon. I’m not comfortable having a bunch of accounts open in this hacky day and age. 😉

  19. DeniseVB says:

    Good grief, The Donald is exhausting. Newest pearl clutching headlines are “Trump wants to bring Waterboarding back!”

    In context he was asked if he’d bring wb’ing back, then he described the atrocities of torture the bad guys do to their people and said sure, what they do is so much worse.

    I don’t think he’ll lose much support over that 😉

    • elliesmom says:

      You can tell the voting time is getting closer. The media and the establishment types are becoming aware Trump might actually do this. 😉

      • leslie says:

        When I heard him talking about waterboarding yesterday, I found myself agreeing with him. It was shocking.
        It was only in response to a specific question posed to Trump that the subject of waterboarding that he commented on this type of torture.

    • AFVet says:

      Waterboarding doesn’t kill people.
      Lopping off their head does.
      So does stoning them and throwing them off of buildings.

      That comment will only serve to make him stronger in the polls.
      People are sick of PC leaders.

  20. leslie says:

    So it’s Thanksgiving week and we are likely all going to be a bit busy. When I start feeling overwhelmed with turkey, stuffing, baking, cleaning, etc for the holidays, I play this video that I saw on Uppity’s place years ago. It makes me laugh and smile and feel a whole lot better every time. It also reminds me of saner times and saner people.
    I hope you enjoy it:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Great video ! I tried using my mom’s traditional Thanksgiving preparations …. start drinking scotch at 6 a.m. and f**k it. Always turned out delish.

      • leslie says:

        Thanksgiving is the one day I have a cigarette and glass of wine out on the back porch before anyone arrives. It usually helps my anxiety – as well as the rest of the day…. 😉

        • Jadzia says:

          That sounds like an awesome start to the day. Even though I am going to somebody else’s house this year (YAY), I am cooking some of the dishes and it’s actually MORE stressful because will they like it????

          • leslie says:

            I know. That’s what Saturday after thanksgiving will be like. I’m taking food and desserts to another family celebration. I’m lucky other people will also be taking food as well.
            I remember that you are going to another family this year. Have a great time!

    • cynic says:

      Thanks for the video. It was fun to escape the craziness going on, and laugh. I’m cooking as well, so it’ll be a very busy week for me.

      Last week, I tried three yeast dough recipes – cinnamon bread, dinner rolls, and nut and apricot kolache.

      I hadn’t made the dinner rolls since last Thanksgiving, so I thought I should have a trial run.

      There goes my low carb diet. sigh

  21. Dora says:

    • leslie says:

      Does he walk back this statement? Although, it looks as though he was reading it. I need to check this out.

  22. Dora says:

    A two year old article about the Muslims in New Jersey. Debbie mentions the celebrations on 9/11 and she also includes a few familiar names like Marco and Christie.

    New Jersey City Raises Palestinian Flag Over City Hall – HAMAS CITY USA; Got Amnesty?!

  23. Venus says:

    Scott Adams (Dilbert cartoonist) has some interesting theories on Trump’s “master manipulator” strategy on his blog. Every since I discovered it I’ve been checking in faithfully — Adams hasn’t been wrong yet.
    Trump is very, very smart. You don’t have to like him nor agree with him — but so far every “outrageous” thing he’s said and done has helped him in the lo get run.
    Oh — did you see Ben Carson is catering and Cruz in now #2 in Iowa?
    Trump/Cruz 2016 — that’s my prediction right now.
    Adams is predicting Trump in a true landslide –65%! Ha, that seems very hard to believe, but, again, I thought he was wrong about the “look at her face” kill shot (thats what Adam calls them) and what is Carly’s standing in the polls now?
    Jeb! = low energy
    Rubio = light weight
    Carson = pathological
    Hillary = tired, no stamina
    All defined by Trump

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  25. Dora says:

    Hillary, there is nothing to laugh about.

    A post shared by President Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

    • DeniseVB says:

      I like Hillary, for her entertainment value, but have known (of) her since the late seventies/ early eighties, I just don’t trust her. Since I’m in her peer group, I definitely don’t trust her.

      While she was riding the political bandwagon with her future husband, I was hoping mine wouldn’t be killed in Vietnam. She’s also a FAKE FEMINST, D’oh to my friends on the left trusting her. And as her peer, my husband was riding the wave to being a CO of a Marine Infantry Battalion, and that still doesn’t qualify me to leading the next charge into combat. D’oh.

      And, I still can’t figure out the Clinton Gorebal/Global Institute of What’s Happening Now?

      So yeah guys, I’m a lifetime Dem (since Kennedy), now I’m a some weird old lady trying to make sense of it ? I love it. I’m Donald/Hillary/Webb/Bernie ‘s age. Any questions?

      Now I’m you’re worst nightmare, a former Dem with an Open Mind. ❤

  26. Myiq2xu says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      “how they’re being treated”… right. More like how to work together to “treat” Trump. Collusion and corruption much.

    • DandyTIger says:

      I know, maybe they should have a separate mailing list just to keep discussing “how they’re being treated”.

      • lizzy says:

        Has he locked them in the closet at his fund raisers like Obama? Probably not since he has rallies, not fund raisers. Reporters don’t know how to act if they can’t spew propaganda for O.

  27. Myiq2xu says:

    • elliesmom says:

      I guess life in Qatar is turning out to be more expensive than they thought. Suing the city for $10 million dollars and the school for $5 million. I guess they don’t understand it’s all the same pocket. We’ll see how the SJW parents feel about $15 million out of the city budget because a little con artist got the reaction he wanted. That’s a lot of programs for their special little snowflakes to lose. Even in a city of over 200,000 people, that’s a lot of money out of the budget.

      • Jadzia says:

        I think this gets kicked out pretty fast on a qualified immunity defense. Texas is in the 5th Circuit–lots of conservative judges who don’t screw around.

  28. Dora says:

    Trump’s campaign found that article and now he wants an apology!

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