Friday, August 19, 2016

The guy who wrote that RNC speech for the mom whose son died in Benghazi which blamed Hillary Clinton, is now thinking of voting for her.

Courtesy of Politico:  

The lifelong Republican who wrote the powerful speech delivered by the mother of one of the Benghazi victims says he won’t vote for Donald Trump this fall and could end up voting for Hillary Clinton. 

Richard Cross, a former staff member for Maryland Republicans such as former Gov. Bob Ehrlich and former Rep. Helen Bentley, wrote in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that he penned the scathing remarks delivered by Patricia Smith, whose son Sean was killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack. Smith, delivering Cross’ speech, asked the Cleveland crowd "If Hillary Clinton can't give us the truth, why should we give her the presidency?" 

Despite what he wrote in Smith’s speech about Clinton, Cross said he “may yet have to vote for her because of the epic deficiencies of my own party's nominee.” The GOP speechwriter said the deal-breaker on Trump was his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., a plan the Manhattan billionaire has modified in recent weeks in favor of a ban on immigrants from certain countries. 

“President Eisenhower would have never proposed banning Muslims from America. Nor would President Nixon. Nor would President Reagan,” Cross wrote. “Donald Trump has betrayed and perverted their legacies. Consequently, I no longer recognize my party.”

Man you know that Donald Trump is losing big when the guy who wrote a speech essentially accusing his opponent of murder is thinking of voting for her instead of him.

Think I'm exaggerating?

Then go ahead and watch the video of that speech again.


  1. Anonymous4:35 PM

    This guy must be really slow. Trump made that proposal to ban Muslims long before the convention.

    1. Anonymous6:03 PM

      I'm sure he was expecting a pivot rather than a double down after the convention.

    2. Anonymous9:57 PM

      Also seemingly ok with whoring his 'art' for a writing gig. If he's as smart as he claims why wasn't he aware that the trumped up Benghazi claims against Hillary Clinton had been thoroughly and officially debunked. Did he somehow miss the 11 hour chat hosted by the banjo boy?

      While I would like to believe that he has had an epiphany about the GOP I detect a whiff of his needing some attention. What better way than to announce a defection to rile a few trolls for clicks.

  2. Anonymous5:01 PM

    His voting for Hillary aside, I just find the whole matter of writing Pat Smith's speech for her, with all its venom and words that supposedly were her own because of the pain they expressed and because of how they so directly addressed Hillary--everyone thought so--to be very bizarre.

    1. Anonymous6:34 PM

      Me too!

      It's so disengenuous. And so disrespectful to her own son's legacy.

    2. Crystal Sage6:34 AM

      Anyone who would write such obvious slander for money cannot be trusted. He should have turned down the gig if he was so outraged about Trump's attitude towards Muslims. That attitude has been on display for months, if not years. Obviously, the writer did not do his homework and, as Stephanie Miller would say: "Now a warning?"

  3. abbafan5:03 PM

    Gryphen - this guy may have had a change of heart, but do not forget that it was his caustic pablum which was spoon-fed to this woman. The underlying factor is the Trump people took advantage of a woman's sorrow, and parlayed it into a scathing attack on Mrs. Clinton. Too fuckin' bad pal; you created this situation - man-up, suck it up, deal with it!

    1. Anonymous6:12 PM

      I don't think they took advantage of her at all.

      I think she was a willing participant, especially when she managed to dry her crocodile tears fast enough to start the Hillary for prison chant.

      She really showed her true nature a truly disgusting excuse for a human being.

    2. Anonymous3:43 AM

      Let's also not forget the "grieving" mother has also filed a lawsuit against Hillary for monetary damages.

  4. Slow?
    Maybe he's running on Republican Standard Time.

  5. Anonymous5:12 PM

    I have nothing but contempt for that woman.

    Imagine using the loss of your child for attention and partisan politics. She's disgusting.

    1. Anonymous5:38 PM

      Yes, she is.

    2. Anonymous6:24 PM

      I lost my daughter too, so I know the anguish.
      How damn dumb is this Smith woman to blame it on one person with such disgusting vile?
      Just answered my own question.
      This guy sucks as the lowest common denominator of Trump dumped suckers.
      I would prefer him to suffer his complete loss of glory indefinitely. And no, voting for Hillary will not redeem him. Just shut the hell up, buddy and be glad if voters turn out in force to save your sorry ass and anyone you care about from fried extinction.

  6. Anonymous5:22 PM

    off topic

    Joe Arpaio claims he is still investigating Prtesident Obama's birth certificate!

    But today Federal judge Murray G. Snow recommended Arpaio be criminally prosecuted for crimes in office!

    "A federal judge said Friday that he will refer Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to be charged with criminal contempt of court.

    The decision comes after U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow found that Arpaio intentionally violated various orders rooted in an 8-year-old racial-profiling case."


  7. Anonymous6:09 PM

    Well isn't that special, does he regret writing that disgusting speech?

    What has changed in the few weeks since that speech to make him change his mind?

    The Donald is still unqualified and his supporters still love the vileness of that speech and Patti Smith still is a poor excuse for a mother.

  8. Anonymous6:23 PM

    I heard that disgusting woman on the radio while I was driving, and I had to shut her off. The lies and screeching and fake tears were awful. And now we see she was reading something written for her? Gee, you;d think a grieving mother (I read they were actually estranged for two years before his death!) could come up with her own hateful speech, wouldn't you?

    1. Anonymous9:08 PM

      Sometimes placing blame is the only way that a grieving Mother can survive. She is being used. I don't blame her.I blame the people that feed on her anger and grief.

      The same people that glorify war are not the ones who actually have their kids on the line.

      Maybe she believed that war is somehow safe now or some pie in the sky crap that her kid was not expendable. There is no "fair" in war it takes the best, it takes the worst and it the risk you take the minute you sign on.

      It's war people it's rotten. Dakota Meyer got a medal by pure luck and kissing somone's ass. Their are so many unsung heroes out there who don't use it as a publicity stunt like Meyer does.

      And if she wants to be pissed than be pissed at baffoons like Dakota Meyer who have used their medals to sell guns on the backs of their dead brothers in arms.

      Taking the MOH and selling it, making money off it. He is the only MOH that is doing this.

      Posing in a uniform at an Alaska air show when he is no longer in service hoping someone will notice his ass.There is no glory in this nor any humility nor any thought to his now dead brothers in arms.

      Dakota can tatoo his ass all he wants. I see no humility in him, what i see is a piece of shit riding on the backs of the dead selling himself like a true Palin expecting payment for doing his duty as a soldier.

    2. Anonymous10:01 PM

      Thank you. So well said.

      Someone ought to explain that whole Valhalla thing to young Meyers so he can quit embarrassing himself by using it as one of his bumper sticker slogans.

  9. Anonymous6:50 PM

    O/T juicy article on Melania and when she and Donald may have really met:

    1. Fuck the under endowed oomplaloompa with the combover7:18 PM


      Melanoma was maybe "working" in the USA before she had the H1-B?

      Ho ho ho!

  10. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Disingenuous Tool.

  11. Anonymous7:59 PM

    AZ Pig Roast>

  12. Anonymous8:07 PM

    He was fine defending Trump's hatred towards everyone who is not male and white...until it directly affected him.

    "When I saw him on TV, I personally didn't mind his rhetoric," Jake Anantha said Friday. "I defended him. When people called him a racist, I said he's a critic of our flawed immigration system. He's strong on Islamic terrorism."

    Then he was thrown out of a Trump rally for being brown.

    Why is it that people can accept, defend, and even encourage hatred until THEY become the target? Suddenly that discrimination isn't so much fun anymore.

    1. Anonymous10:03 PM

      Count me among the few who might be thinking that the Ananthas are having a balloon boy moment.

    2. Crystal Sage6:44 AM

      I saw them on Rachel Maddow and wondered if this was a set-up by these people to gain fame and possibly money. Jake wearing an Iron Maiden tee shirt did not look like the type of young man who would even care about politics and certainly would not be a Trump supporter. Bet he was hoping to be thrown out so he could become a media darling.

  13. Anonymous8:22 PM

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  14. Anonymous8:45 PM

    Not surprised she didn't speak from her heart. After all that whole RNC thingy was a farce. Donald's people orchestrated a fear mongering anti people conference. The many followers were so Nuremburg like it was scary. Especially Christie with his "lock her up" speech. Very unAmerican. Scary people.

  15. Yes, Griffen is slow on the uptake.

    He almost makes up for it with his doggedness, but no, because he chooses defenseless targets.

    1. Anonymous7:32 AM

      Jude isn't grateful for a platform and attacks the host. What a brat.

  16. Anonymous1:21 PM

    From what i have read Smith and her son had been estranged for years.Also she was his step mother. He was so estranged from her he gave orders if he were injured she was Not to be notified.For to go and lie like that is repugnant. Chris Stevens family have said HRC is Not to blame and for the rethugs to quit using Chris Stevens for political purposes. The whole fucking outfit make me vomit!

  17. Anonymous5:36 PM

    I think a lot of Republicans are going to switch sides.

  18. Anonymous9:01 PM

    Who's defenseless Jude? What the hell are you talking about. You know who is defenseless? The dead.

    No one is stopping free speech although i have a feeling you would like to. How insulting you are to refer to parents who have lost a child to war as defenseless.

    What the hell did you expect. We live in an age that everyone who is in the military is now a hero whether they sit at a desk typing paperwork or not.

    Combat infrantry deserves much more . You put your ass on the line you deserve respect.

    I know a guy who was Grand Marshall of a parade in a po dunk town in Ohio. Never saw combat a day in his life he is a desk jockey. Rah Rah! We have gone from shitting on Vietnam war vets to extremes trying to make up for it.

    Now after all these years my husband who was First Cav infrantry in Vietnam is finally proud to admit it. So excuse me when i will not call out non infrantry as heroes. Heroes is a word that should not be watered down.


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