A day after Jessica Leeds accused Donald Trump of sexual assault in a story reported by the New York Times, Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs used his large audience on Twitter — roughly 797K followers — to advertise the woman’s New York address and telephone number.
“Take a look. You take a look. Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don’t think so. I don’t think so.” – Donald Trump
#WhyWomenDontReport (Amazing Twitter thread)
There are 41 State House Districts. 23 of them, or 56% of them, will be uncontested by a major party. Which means either the incumbent Representative currently holding the seat is running for reelection either completely unopposed, or opposed by minor third parties. Of those 23 Representatives, 17 are Democrats and 6 are Republicans. So already, the race for the House is pretty much over. Because to gain a majority, the state GOP would need to win 21 seats. They have 6 in the bank. So they need to pick up another 15. There are only 18 contested races. So to win the house, the GOP would have to basically run the table and win everything. Good luck. The Senate is another story….
Need advice on your next wine purchase? Today I learned that, in the future, electronic tongues may well help guide you: The ‘tongue’ is made of gold, platinum and carbon electrodes, and measures the electro-chemical signals of sugars, phenolics and other compounds present in wine, according to its designers. They added that it might even […]
57% of DL readers think that his support is based on a searing hatred for Hillary Clinton. I don’t happen to buy that. While there are a great many Republicans who are viscerally impulsive slaves to their lizard brain. Copeland doesn’t strike me as that type of Republican. There is something else at work…
It was Obama day yesterday on the campaign trail.
President Obama told Republicans they are responsible for allowing Donald Trump to become the Republican nominee by “feeding their base all kinds of crazy for years” at the annual Ohio Democrats’ dinner Thursday night, TPM reports. It was a no shit moment for all us liberals and Democrats. And it is long past time Democrats on the trail begin telling voters that all Republicans in office everywhere deserve to be punished for giving us Trump.
Said Obama: “The problem is not that all Republicans think the way this guy does. The problem is that they’ve been riding this tiger for a long time. They’ve been feeding their base all kinds of crazy for years, primarily for political expedience. So if Trump was running around saying I wasn’t born here, they were okay with that as long as it helped them with votes. If some of these folks on talk radio talked about how I was the antichrist, that’s just politics.”
He added: “They stood by while this happened. And Donald Trump–as he’s prone to do—he didn’t build the building himself, he just slapped his name on it and took credit for it. And that’s what happened in their party.”
And then there was Michelle. If you have not watched her speech, you are required by law to stop what you are doing and watch it right now:
When the media and Republicans say that this election is a Change Election and that voters are angry, they point to this chart, which shows that an overwhelming majority think things in the country are on the wrong track. Ah, the ambiguous Right Track Wrong Track question. That question always implies that if we are on the wrong track, then that must mean the party in “power” is in trouble, and the party in power is always taken to mean the President’s party.
Well, I am a member of the President’s party, and I think we are on the wrong track so long as we have a Republican Party in control of Congress and a majority of the State Houses, since they cannot possibly govern and they have proven that time and again. And many many Democrats feel the same way. And of course the Republicans will answer wrong track so long as a black man is in the White House.
So it is a bullshit metric that we need to stop using. Especially when you consider that President Obama’s approval rating is at 55% and climbing. So they approve of the job Obama is doing in putting us on the wrong track?
The New York Times tells the stories of two women:
In the days since Mr. Trump’s campaign was jolted by a 2005 recording that caught him bragging about pushing himself on women, he has insisted, as have his aides, that it was simply macho bluster. “It’s just words,” he has said repeatedly.
And his hope for salvaging his candidacy rests heavily on whether voters believe that claim.
They should not, say Ms. Leeds and Ms. Crooks, whose stories have never been made public before. And their accounts echo those of other women who have previously come forward, like Temple Taggart, a former Miss Utah, who said that Mr. Trump kissed her on the mouth more than once when she was a 21-year-old pageant contestant.
The Palm Beach Post has the account of a third woman:
“All of a sudden I felt a grab, a little nudge. I think it’s Ken’s camera bag, that was my first instinct. I turn around and there’s Donald. He sort of looked away quickly. I quickly turned back, facing Ray Charles, and I’m stunned.’’
And there are more allegations from more women, and a very disturbing CBS video about a young 10 year old girl, below. Trump’s response: More Bill Clinton, who is not running for President, and more threats of lawsuits.
Senator Margaret Rose Henry has a bill in draft that she has committed to sending to the GA in January to legalize and tax marijuana sales here. She is proposing it in part to help generate more than $21M in new revenue for the state. I hope that this is money that would be specifically earmarked for Education, rather than the general fund. Still — there’s not much detail yet.
I am sure everyone reading this is registered to vote, but if you are not, or if you have family members or friends who are not, make sure you remind them to register at once! It is so freaking easy to register:
You’ll need a driver’s license or other state ID to register.
The site also allows users to change party affiliation, address or name, as well as find polling places and ballots.
Registering in person is at Department of Elections offices:
New Castle County: Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French St. in Wilmington
Kent County: 100 Enterprise Place, Suite 5, in Dover
Sussex County: 119 N. Race St. in Georgetown
The Wall Street Journal says Trump’s new strategy is not to win over new voters to his campaign, but to suppress the Clinton vote: “Mr. Trump, in fact, is trying to use his break with many party leaders as a lever to ramp up support among his base, which includes many voters who feel equally estranged from the party establishment.”
“The decision means that a campaign already marked by intensely personal attacks is primed to grow even uglier in the remaining four weeks. Mr. Trump plans to keep up a relentless assault on Mrs. Clinton, including her use of a private email server and allegations about her husband, former President Bill Clinton, with the intention of keeping some of her supporters home on Election Day, his advisers said.”
“It remains questionable whether Mr. Trump’s strategy can turn around the electoral math.”
I have bad news for Donald. There is not a thing you can say or do to dissuade Clinton’s voters from voters from voting for her.
Josh Marshall (TPM) refers to Donald Trump as an abuser. The description is accurate. In The Abuser’s House: By any pre-2016 standard we know, the entirety of angry, blustering manner would be fatal for a presidential candidate. But we’ve been living with this guy for a year and a half. We all have a little […]
Congressman John Carney (D) and State Senator Colin Bonini (R) will have what appears to be their first and only debate at Widener University’s Delaware Law School on Concord Pike in North Wilmington on Friday, October 28th at 8 to 9 a.m. It will be aired live on WDEL, and will also be broadcast on WDEL’s Facebook page via Facebook Live. The public can attend in person at the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom on Wideners’ Delaware campus, but seating is limited to the first 150 people who arrive.
WDEL is taking questions from the public to be asked at the debate. Submit them via Twitter by tweeting at @WDEL.
Trump knows nothing about Russia (true, to a large extent), but it turns out he knows about Russian disinformation. Even quotes it. Although it’s literally impossible that Trump could have gotten that information anywhere but from the Russians. He quoted what turned out to be deliberate misinformation from a Russian publication called ‘Sputnik’. And it made its way into his campaign speech. How he got fed and used this this information is something he’ll have to explain.
“Top Democratic strategists are moving to capitalize on the extraordinary events of the last several days, now believing they have a real shot of retaking the House majority after a slew of Republican lawmakers renounced their support of Donald Trump over his lewd comments captured on video,” the Washington Post reports.
“Democrats are working quickly to ensure that no Republican lawmaker who has ever expressed support for their party’s presidential nominee can easily separate themselves from Trump following his 2005 comments about groping and kissing women in unwanted advances.”
This is breaking news — that Speaker Ryan has gathered his House Caucus and told them that he will not be defending Trump or campaigning with Trump. He also advised the members of his caucus to do what they needed to do, but he (Ryan) would be working to preserve congressional majorities:
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan dealt a hammer blow to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy Monday, telling Republican lawmakers that he would no longer defend Mr. Trump and would focus instead on defending the party’s majority in Congress.
But in an illustration of Mr. Trump’s powerful grip on much of the party, Mr. Ryan faced angry blowback from conservative lawmakers supportive of Mr. Trump.