Monday, October 17, 2016

ELECTION 2016 - The Once Great GOP

Sadly, the GOP is in the midst of a torturous death.  Thanks to Trump and his mob, the GOP allowing the 'Tea Party' to hijack their agenda, and the unwillingness to change there dogma, they are fracturing and sinking.  They refuse to learn or change.

ALSO:  Note Bill Maher's comments (my previous post) on Trump supports and the atmosphere of 2016 politics.

PS:  I voted last Friday 10/14/2016, by mail (which is the better way to vote).

This is a partial consolidation post on the GOP and Trump for this week:

"Ryan won't campaign for Trump; Clinton widens lead in polls" PBS NewsHour 10/10/2016


SUMMARY:  Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says he will no longer defend or campaign for Donald Trump.  The announcement comes three days after The Washington Post released a 2005 video in which Trump uses vulgar language to describe his treatment of women.  Meanwhile, a new NBC poll out Monday shows Hillary Clinton's lead growing, at 46 percent to Trump's 35 percent in a four-way race.  Lisa Desjardins reports.

"Is the Republican rupture irreconcilable?" PBS NewsHour 10/10/2016


SUMMARY:  Numerous Republican leaders have rescinded their support for Donald Trump since the release of a 2005 tape in which he makes sexually aggressive comments about women.  On Monday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he would no longer defend or campaign with the nominee.  John Yang speaks with former Trump campaign adviser Barry Bennett and former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) about the party's divide.

"Trump attacks Republicans as Clinton campaigns with Gore" PBS NewsHour 10/11/2016


SUMMARY:  The Republican party's civil war raged on as Donald Trump took to his favorite social media platform.  Trump tweeted a slew of critical comments about Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.  In Pennsylvania, he doubled down on the threat to jail Hillary Clinton if he is elected.  Meanwhile, Clinton was in Miami with Al Gore, a man who knows the importance of each Florida vote.  Lisa Desjardins reports.

"Trump campaigns in Florida, fighting to keep GOP support" PBS NewsHour 10/13/2016


SUMMARY:  Donald Trump kept his focus on Florida, a state he badly needs in order to become president.  Meanwhile, running mate Mike Pence urged conservative Christians in Virginia to stand by the ticket despite recent high-profile Republican defections.  Hillary Clinton campaigned in Colorado, another battleground state, trying to build on her lead in most national polls.  Judy Woodruff reports.

"Trump claims new allegations are part of a conspiracy orchestrated by Clintons" PBS NewsHour 10/10/2016


SUMMARY:  Donald Trump was at his most defiant and direct at a rally in Palm Beach, Florida, where he denied new allegations of sexual misconduct and insisted he is the target of a smear campaign.  Meanwhile, first lady Michelle Obama campaigned for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, delivering an impassioned response to the unprecedented campaign drama.  Lisa Desjardins reports.

"Why the Trump allegations are consuming campaign coverage" PBS NewsHour 10/13/2016


SUMMARY:  Donald Trump says a new story by The New York Times about two women claiming the Republican presidential candidate sexually assaulted them is a lie.  Judy Woodruff gets reaction to the latest developments in the presidential campaign from Carolyn Ryan of The New York Times, David Maraniss of The Washington Post, and presidential historian Jon Meacham.

"Why this entrepreneur is treating Trump like a schoolyard bully" PBS NewsHour 10/13/2016


SUMMARY:  LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is the rare high-tech billionaire who is defying Donald Trump publicly.  He's even bankrolled a snarky parlor game that mocks the Republican presidential candidate mercilessly.  Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks with Hoffman about why he's stepping up despite possible retaliation.

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