Monday, June 20, 2016

Carl Bernstein calls Donald Trump, a "pathological liar" and a "neofascist." Sounds right to me.

Courtesy of Raw Story: 

Trump has “shown himself throughout this campaign to be a pathological liar,” Bernstein stated.”There’s very little truth that comes out of his mouth, so let’s start there.” 

“Really, this is about a candidate for president of the United States who does not believe in a free press,” he exclaimed. “He keeps talking about changing libel laws and suing the press and has instituted many, many lawsuits throughout his career. The underlying story here is who is Donald Trump? And I will say, and have said, that we are seeing the nominee of a major political party for the first time in our history, who is a neofascist, a particular kind of neofascist — a strong man who doesn’t believe in democratic institutions.” 

“His bigotry is evident and we need to keep looking at it, but this is a story of a candidate who is a total break in our history and we need to be doing reporting on it, not just debating it on television,” he continued. 

It looks like Trump's free ride with the press is coming to a screeching halt.

Yeah it was all fun and games and high ratings a few months back, but now that he is this close to winning the White House, shit just got real.

Personally I would argue that shit was getting real way back when Trump, Cruz, and Kasich were the only three GOP candidates still standing. Because not ONE of those guys should ever get close the Oval Office in my opinion.

Once we get passed this campaign season it will really be time for the press, and especially the cable news outlets, to sit down and reassess how they cover presidential candidates.

I think it's abundantly clear that the Donald Trump candidacy would not even have existed if not for the eager cooperation it enjoyed from various news agencies.

P.S. By the way reports are coming in right now that Trump has fired his controversial campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Courtesy of the New York Daily News:  

Donald Trump is reportedly dumping his hothead campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, only weeks into the real estate mogul's disastrous general election run.

Good now the news media can cover the disintegration of the campaign that they helped to create.


  1. Anonymous6:18 AM

    So Trump has kicked Lewandowski to the curb in an effort to placate the Republican base. Trump hopes this give comfort to the worried Republicans. LOL

    Well, well, well. We all know now what kind of a person Donald J. Trump is and as far as I'm concerned, trying to put lipstick on that racist etc etc pig at this late date is futile.

    1. Anonymous8:06 AM

      It's not the base he's concerned about, he has Cletus's vote wrapped up. He's now trying to romance the establishment and quell their fears about him.

      If he'd just roll over, pick an old school VP with some experience and become a puppet like W was then they'd get behind them. It's his rogue behavior that has them worried because they need a "yes" man in the white house to do the establishment's bidding.

    2. 66gardeners8:15 AM

      LOL Pass the popcorn. The one change in the campaign they need to make is at the very top of the ticket.

      I believe that there was never a time in the republican primary when ANY of the candidates were qualified. I certainly didn't see any. Ben Carson? Hell No!

    3. 66gardeners8:17 AM

      Limp dick

    4. Anonymous8:18 AM

      First he fires $arah, now he fires Corey. Good times

    5. Anonymous8:24 AM

      this just in. Corey Lewandowski was escorted from the premises by security. The news came out of left field for him.

    6. Anonymous2:48 PM

      Another one bites the dust: another adviser is gone!!!!
      Just minutes after his departure was announced, Trump adviser Michael Caputo tweeted, "Ding dong the witch is dead!" and included a link to the song from the film, "The Wizard of Oz."

      A few hours later, Caputo was gone, too.

      The aide was to have served as Trump's director of communications at next month's convention, but Hicks confirmed late in the day that he was no longer with the campaign.

      By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLES - The Associated Press

  2. Anonymous6:22 AM

    Hillary didn't get paid $ Wall Street for nuthin'...

    1. Anonymous8:29 AM

      Why fire Corey? Trump is the one making an ass of himself and saying all those hateful, racist things.

    2. Anonymous11:10 AM

      Reading that Trump is broke... could Corey firing be to save money?

  3. The disintegration of a "strong" man will give the networks ratings as high as his rise. Half of America will love to gloat at his demise. It's called

    pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune.

    However, his supporters will knuckle down like cornered dogs. Watch out. Enjoy your schadenfreude in private.

  4. Anonymous6:44 AM

    This is now the scary time because Trump could assume a different more palatable and pandering to the Right posture.

    1. Anonymous6:52 AM

      I don't believe he's that disciplined and frankly, he believes he knows everything. Can't teach that old fascist dog new tricks.

    2. Anonymous8:08 AM

      I think he wants this badly enough to acquiesce to their demands and become a "kindler, gentler" Trump. He's spent a significant portion of his treasure seeking this office, I don't see him stepping away before at least trying to change his strategy.

    3. Anonymous8:12 AM

      Not gonna happen ever. This old white leopard can not change his white spots and will continue to be as abrasive and abusive as he has always been.

    4. Anonymous8:20 AM

      What you see is what he knows.

    5. Anonymous8:53 AM

      GW knew nothing either but they gave him VP Cheney and a cabinet of old timers that worked for his dad. Also he had Karl Rove managing his every move.

      I just don't know if Trump's ego will allow him to be managed like GW was. If not then he's toast.

    6. Anonymous9:50 AM

      He cannot change. They gave him a month to prove it but he failed completely.

    7. 8:20 am, brilliant observation!

  5. SallyinMI7:07 AM

    Evidently Trump told NO ONE about the firing of his campaign manager. Not the RNC, not his own one. He answers to no one, yet is not responsible for anything that goes wrong. Trump is a LOSER. Always has been. I hope the GOP nominates him and then he comes crashing down and taking that absurd sham of a party with him.

    1. Anonymous8:22 AM

      Over the week I heard someone describe the RNC and Trump's relationship as an engagement. The nomination would be the wedding.

      The RNC is not giving Donald funds until after the convention if he is the nominee. Four weeks is a long time for Donald to run a campaign on fumes. It's gonna take a lot of lipstick.

  6. Anonymous7:07 AM

    It isn’t a coincidence that Trump fired Lewandowski the day after the NRA rebuked his plan to allow guns into bars and nightclubs. Trump fired his campaign manager to distract and change the subject. The problem is that Donald Trump can’t even fire his campaign manager without bungling it.

    1. Anonymous9:51 AM

      He should have done it on a Friday night; everyone knows that.

  7. Anonymous7:08 AM

    What comes first? America’s safety or Trump’s wallet? It is by no means clear that Donald Trump, despite all his talk about making America great again, isn’t more interested in making Donald Trump richer more than he is America safer.

    1. Anonymous8:28 AM

      Today Nicole Wallace said 80% of republicans have a favorable opinion of Donald Trump.

      There you have it folks.

    2. Anonymous9:52 AM

      I think she meant unfavorable.

    3. Anonymous10:20 AM

      Who even listens to Nicole Wallace? Remember, she was in the George W. Bush group!

      How could 80% of the Republicans in our country be in favor of Trump?

      Just review the polls Republicans have taken - specifically from Republicans! Trump has failed miserably. He's horribly disliked by his own party!

      Wallace and her 'positive' statement is to counter all the 'negative' polls.

      She really must think Americans are idiots!

    4. Anonymous12:40 PM

      according to as of early June 85% of republicans had consolidated around Trump.

    5. Anonymous2:51 PM

      Nicole Wallace, the woman that hid Sarah Palin's mental illness from the USA?

      She is really someone I would listen to:) a real expert.

    6. Anonymous3:07 PM

      Nice to know that the Donald's foreign policy will be based on "whats in it for him" rather than the good of the USA.

      Also his response to the PM of Britain criticism- I am going to remember him, is a perfect example of the Donald's lack of diplomacy.

      WW III here we come.

  8. Anonymous7:13 AM

    Trump's charity claims could violate fraud laws

    1. Yes, those and his tax avoidance...get cracking! Humpty-Trumpy had a great fall...

    2. Anonymous9:31 AM

      Now that Lewendowski is gone, who will Maneforte blame for the screw-ups? Its not like Manaforte has done anything since being hired.

      Objectively, and I hate to say this but Lew did lead the campaign to a cheap success by playing on the publics' hate. Lew is a horrible man but Trump supported if not encouraged his behavior.

      Now Trump and his campaign want to take the moral high road. Please, they bled him dry and now they want him to be a pariah so they look good. The Trumps use people and discard them at will.

      I found this piece from an article in
      3. Sarah Palin slithers out from under her rock to say more unhinged things.

      Managing to once again strike her trademark balance between being hateful and bonkers, Trump surrogate Sarah Palin took to Facebook this week to do some target practice on President Obama. In a rant some speculate might have been an instance of drunken Facebooking, Palin hauled out her ALL CAPS mode to call the president “A SPECIAL KIND OF STUPID.”

      Apparently, she, errrr, thinks this (and we use the word “think” loosely) because Obama has suggested that easy access to high-capacity assault rifles had something to do with the horrific mass shooting in Orlando. “Enough is enough, Mr. President,” Palin slurred, perhaps channeling the mad mom voice she uses with her young children. “There’s no ‘due respect’ due you after pulling this stunt

    3. Anonymous10:16 AM

      I so hope some good journalists in our country research the things in which Trump has been involved throughout the years!

      The FACTS about him need to be published for the nation prior to November.

      Bring him down media and press! You folks elevated him to the place he currently sits and are now realizing you were wrong.

      And, as you research and write your particular topic - remember that he is now saying he wants to bring down the 'free' press and establish his own method of it!

      The guy is fucking nuts and assuredly not American!

    4. Anonymous7:05 PM

      “To the extent jurisdiction exists, it seems appropriate that the attorney general should examine whether Trump’s fraudulent schemes extend to his book-promotion activity,” Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries told POLITICO.

      “The profits of my book? I’m giving them away to a lot of different people, including the vets.”

      “In terms of promising to give money to charities, that can be looked at as fraud if he has gotten people to contribute on that basis,” Fishman said.

      Trumps campaign manager also confirmed that the proceeds for the book go directly to CHARITY! Support the cause, get educated, and help us MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Secure your copy by pre-ordering today.”

      If somebody could demonstrate there’s a pattern, even if the claims themselves aren’t actionable, it shows the propensity to do it,” he said. “It reinforces the case.”

  9. Anonymous7:15 AM

    Minutes after news broke that Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was no longer with the campaign, one of the presumptive Republican nominee's top advisers and surrogates took to Twitter to celebrate.

    "Ding dong the witch is dead," tweeted Michael Caputo, a senior adviser and the director of Trump's New York campaign, along with a photo of vanquished Wicked Witch of the East from the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" and a YouTube link to the song.

    1. Anonymous9:40 AM

      Watching old "Celebrity Apprentice" videos on YouTube can give a great deal of insight into the inner workings of the Trump campaign.
      It's all about sowing discord and keeping everyone off balance, while gloating at the chaos that ensues.

    2. Anonymous9:43 AM

      Wait, he got confused, that song is reserved for Skanky Palin when she bites the dust.

    3. Anonymous10:18 AM

      Now they are spinning it that Ivanka said him or me, because she was so appalled at his treatment of Fields. Ivanka now is the friend to women.

      First, it creeps me out how much Ivanka and Melania look alike.

      I wonder if Ivanka will be his nominee for vp because she is so wonderful?

    4. 66gardeners1:47 PM

      now Michael Caputo has been fired.

  10. There is evil in the world, no doubt about it. This POS (Lawyer Roy Cohn -- Trump's mentor -- now dead of AIDS) surely is the embodiment of it. Trump learned from the worst.
    From Angels and America movie.

    Cohn showed Trump how to exploit power and instill fear through a simple formula: attack, counterattack and never apologize.

    Since he announced his run for the White House a year ago, Trump has used such tactics more aggressively than any other candidate in recent memory, demeaning opponents, insulting minorities and women, and whipping up anger among his supporters.

    Cohn gained notoriety in the 1950s as Sen. Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel and the brains behind his hunt for communist infiltrators. By the 1970s, Cohn maintained a powerful network in New York City, using his connections in the courts and City Hall to reward friends and punish those who crossed him.

    1. Anonymous9:11 AM

      ALL TRUE^^^^^^^

    2. Anonymous10:20 AM

      Trump used Cohn; dropped him like a rusty turd when it came out that he had AIDS and would not attend his funeral.

  11. Anonymous7:26 AM

    Donald Trump’s signature campaign promises — deport all undocumented immigrants, ban Muslims from entering the U.S., build a wall on the Mexican-American border — are cruel, unjust and racist.

    And beyond violating the basic moral precepts that many believe lie at the core of America, they would devastate the U.S. economy.

    1. Anonymous8:31 AM

      Don't forget Trump wants to rid us of a free press. You can only report nice things about him.

    2. Anonymous10:06 AM

      Donald Trump is a fascist and would operate as a 'dictator'!

      Our government isn't set up that way and many of things he says he wants to do would have to be approved by the U.S. Congress.

      I truly think the man will be done in - in one way or another and will never be elected!

      The majority in America would never be that stupid to elect him!

  12. As Carl Bernstein is now a demented raving lunatic I don't give a flying fig what he says about anything, even if it happens to be the truth about Trump.

    1. Anonymous8:32 AM

      That's funny, we don't give a flying fig what you say about Bernstein

  13. Anonymous7:31 AM

    Long article, well worth the read.

    We’ve Lost

    Taking heart at Donald Trump’s plummeting favorability numbers? You think he maybe finally jumped the shark by taking a victory lap over the Orlando massacre? You think the Republic is now safe?

    It isn’t. The Republic is already sick. It’s like we had a bad clam — a steady diet of bad clams - and the convulsions aren’t likely to stop soon.

    Whether or not a particular martinet ignoramus wins the presidency in November, America and our idealized notion of it have been sullied forever. We thought we were sooooo special. e pluribus unum. “Give me your tired, your poor...” Equal protection under the law. The American Way. How we flaunted our exceptionalism and condescended to the lesser democracies, with their ugly nationalism and crappy militaries but our KFCs.

    Old-world losers. Look at us! We’ve got ethnic news anchors and rainbow bumper stickers and chief diversity officers and female CEOs of dying tech companies. We’re practically a Benetton ad! Aren’t we something.

    Yes, we are something. We are self-deluding on a grand scale.

    Let’s start with the inconvenient fact that 13,300,472 Americans cast their primary votes for Donald Trump. Notwithstanding his recent popularity plunge, if polls are correct and the election were held today he’d still collect 40 percent of the vote. Which is in the neighborhood of 50 million.

    Fifty million — pulling the lever for a pathological liar, peddler of vile racist, misogynist, xenophobic ravings and sneering trampler of our most fundamental American values. Not to mention the Constitution, with which he seems unfamiliar. Not to mention a personality I’d call infantile, if I weren’t afraid of insulting infants. And tiles.

    Fifty million Americans are for that.

    ...The problem is, what’s happening now isn’t some transitory blip; it’s the culmination of a 40-year campaign, an incessant drumbeat of grievance against minority rights, gun control, same-sex marriage, secularization, tax-and-spend Big Government, climate hoax, “job killing” regulation, feminism and the rest of a sinister Liberal Agenda that amounts, of course, to tyranny.

    Yes, Trump is riding a wave of resentment, but this isn’t a natural ocean, it’s a wave pool at a bizarro theme park, operated by the Heritage Foundation, the American Family Association, Fox News Channel, the NRA, Mark Levin, the Club for Growth, the American Enterprise Institute, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Breitbart and the Tea Party. Trump’s calumnies are little more than a “Best of” collection from the Great Rightwing Conspiracy.

    1. Anonymous7:52 AM

      America's view of itself is quite different from how the rest of the world sees it. The decline of the great American Empire has been happening for decades. That a person as vile and disgusting as Trump could even get nominated to be president just confirms this.

    2. Anonymous8:11 AM

      Yes, other nations are evolving while America continues to regress.

    3. Excellent article -- a riff worthy of West Wing.

    4. Anonymous8:45 AM


    5. 66gardeners8:56 AM

      Great synopsis. As I stated earlier, Nicole Wallace revealed today polls show 80% of republicans have a favorable view of Donald Trump.

      There is no defending what the GOP has become. They need to get off the stage.

    6. Anonymous9:58 AM

      America has lowered itself horribly in so many categories...'education' being the area of most importance! In education, we are located at very bottom of the barrel when compared to other nations throughout the world!

      And, it's reflected in our country today! We have idiots in the U.S. Congress and state Legislatures. All they've done is obstruct and NOT work for the people that voted them into office!

      They have countered President Obama every step of the way from the minute he took his oath of office the first time! Research Mitch McConnell of Kentucky - who is a Republican in the U.S. Congress. He is the one that actually led all the obstruction we've witnessed for the past near eight years.

      Funds were stopped by the U.S. Congress that were to go to important services throughout the country for the benefit of Americans.

      Educate yourselves about the folks that represent your particular state in the U.S. Congress and your state Legislatures. How did they speak as to an issue and then how did they cast their vote on it?

      Our votes are so important.

    7. Anonymous10:03 AM

      Donald Trump will not be elected to lead the country. He does not have the majority and never has. The media and press have made him appear as though he was actually viable. He isn't!

      Vote Americans and prior to doing so be sure and research the candidates running in your particular state. i.e. candidates for the U.S. Congress, state legislature and in your specific communities.

  14. Anonymous7:46 AM

    Why am I not suprised?

    What Donald Trump Learned From Joseph McCarthy’s Right-Hand Man

    ...Decades later, Mr. Cohn’s influence on Mr. Trump is unmistakable. Mr. Trump’s wrecking ball of a presidential bid — the gleeful smearing of his opponents, the embracing of bluster as brand — has been a Roy Cohn number on a grand scale. Mr. Trump’s response to the Orlando massacre, with his ominous warnings of a terrorist attack that could wipe out the country and his conspiratorial suggestions of a Muslim fifth column in the United States, seemed to have been ripped straight out of the Cohn playbook.

    “I hear Roy in the things he says quite clearly,” said Peter Fraser, who as Mr. Cohn’s lover for the last two years of his life spent a great deal of time with Mr. Trump. “That bravado, and if you say it aggressively and loudly enough, it’s the truth — that’s the way Roy used to operate to a degree, and Donald was certainly his apprentice.”

    1. Anonymous9:42 AM

      Trump IS a fascist! Just listen to his rhetoric!

      He is also one nasty dude and America in no way needs someone like him leading our country.

      He's evil, a racist, a liar, a fraud, a cheater and I'm sure Satan and Hell are awaiting his arrival!

  15. Anonymous8:05 AM

    Trump insiders disappointed Orlando shooting didn’t give him a ‘bump in the polls’: report

    This is a ghoulish admission. Team Trump disappointed mass murder didn't yield him a bump

    ...The frustration among Trump's allies increased after his speech last week in Manchester, N.H., where he responded to the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub. Many in Trump's inner circle had predicted that he would get a bump in the polls, as he did following the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif. Instead, he faced a well-orchestrated rapid-response machine from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party, which hammered him for days.

    1. Anonymous9:38 AM

      In fact, his ratings dropped terribly, as well they should have!

      Hillary Clinton will be the next POTUS! His supporters (not the majority in the USA!) are going to be very disappointed!

  16. Anonymous8:11 AM

    Donald's army:

    Trump-loving ex-cop recruits ‘lone wolf patriots’ to open fire on black protesters at GOP convention

    1. It's gonna be a long, hot, sad summer.

    2. Anonymous9:35 AM

      It would not surprise me at all to see cops killing blacks (or other minorities) at the National Republican convention! They've been killing them for eons!

      What happens if a bullet actually hits and kills Trump or horribly maims him to where it stops his run for POTUS?

      Then, whose fault will it be as to who shot him? A cop or a minority race person - when it cannot actually be proven?

      Don't forget - Donald and many of 'his' are extremely racist! His own words have indicated so!

  17. Anonymous8:11 AM

    So after giving him a free pass for months, NOW they're going to call him on his $hit? Reminds me of $omeone else with whom they were so enamored. Boy, it sure takes a lot for the scales to fall from their eyes. What happened to critical thinking?

    1. Anonymous8:26 AM

      Wait 'til he rolls her out as a last resort! Eye roll.

    2. Bush and Palin: national jokes. Make that international jokes.

  18. Anonymous8:45 AM

    dRumpf always been in business to make even more billions for himself, no matter who got hurt.
    dRumpf is the Orange Sadist Miser chump-ion!

    Acumen Acu-man>NOT!

  19. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Joe Biden is about to launch a Trump missile

    1. Anonymous9:49 AM

      I hope it is a heat-seeking missile with devastating consequences to the target!
      Not sure, if the time is now to launch such a missile, or if they should all wait a bit longer, until after the convention. Like that, he and the GOP would not have enough time to mount any defenses.

    2. Anonymous11:15 AM

      Rec will have to repay trump for his contributions to his own campaign. He will make some money off of that!

    3. Anonymous11:44 AM

      Link?? This is like shooting fish in a barrel. Like 9:49 said, do we want him taken out right now? Maybe wait till he picks his VP candidate, who will be a whole other loser with a past. Do a double-barrel launch, and we're home free to Hillary.

  20. Methinks the press should just black out Mein Drumpf altogether. Boycott his miserable ass. If I was a press member in one of the last conferences as he bashed the press, I'da just walked the phuck out.

  21. Anita Winecooler5:02 PM

    I've been ashamed of the media and how Trump has abused and used them for free publicity. Bernstein is right, and I agree, Gryph, after this election, we need to reassess the media and hold their feet to the fire.


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