Friday, September 30, 2016

Not once in their 34 year history has USA Today weighed in on a presidential race. Donald Trump changed that policy.

Courtesy of USA Today: 

In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. Instead, we’ve expressed opinions about the major issues and haven’t presumed to tell our readers, who have a variety of priorities and values, which choice is best for them. Because every presidential race is different, we revisit our no-endorsement policy every four years. We’ve never seen reason to alter our approach. Until now. 

This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency. 

From the day he declared his candidacy 15 months ago through this week’s first presidential debate, Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he lacks the temperament, knowledge, steadiness and honesty that America needs from its presidents. 

Whether through indifference or ignorance, Trump has betrayed fundamental commitments made by all presidents since the end of World War II. These commitments include unwavering support for NATO allies, steadfast opposition to Russian aggression, and the absolute certainty that the United States will make good on its debts. He has expressed troubling admiration for authoritarian leaders and scant regard for constitutional protections.

The editorial board then goes on to lay out all of the reasons that Trump is unfit to lead this nation

These include the following:
  • He is erratic. (Just see his Twitter rant from this morning to confirm this.)
  • He is ill-equipped to be commander in chief. (Duh!)
  • He traffics in prejudice. (Yes and it seems that every alt-Right Nazi is working on his campaign now.)
  • His business career is checkered. (Understatement.)
  • He isn’t leveling with the American people. (Yeah, how much are you really worth Donald?)
  • He speaks recklessly. He has coarsened the national dialogue. (Once again, duh!)
  • He’s a serial liar. (And yet everybody keeps talking about Hillary Clinton's dishonesty.)
Personally I would be willing to bet that almost all of us have a list eerily similar to this one for why we would never support a Trump candidacy, and the thing is that more and more people are compiling their own lists every day. 

So how many newspapers have come out in support of Hillary now, while also warning people away from Doanld Trump?


  1. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Well there is the article about how he got the helicopter. And then his sister.

  2. Anonymous12:02 PM

    Michelle Obama has spent the last 8 years trying to help kids and adults control weight and eating habits and this ugly ape calls women ugly fat slobs and is a bully and abuses both men and women. Do they teach that in military school? Great. Teach a troubled kid how to hate and abuse people.

    1. Anonymous12:18 PM

      Mrs. Obama spent 8 years helping others with their weight problems?

      Michelle should have called Donald Trump and enlisted his help and approved method.

    2. Anonymous12:18 PM

      I do appreciate Michelle's efforts. just think she could've done more.

    3. Anonymous12:19 PM

      12:02 don't be so sensitive.

    4. Anonymous12:45 PM

      12:18-12:19 - Have you always been an idiot or did you suffer a traumatic head injury?

  3. Anonymous12:12 PM


    "What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?" Clinton tweeted on Friday.


    The same man who uncontrollably lusts after his own daughter.

    The same man who no where near compliments his current or his pasts wives the same way he compliments his daughter.

    The same man who expressed his inappropriate thoughts from the Howard Stern radio show to a TV show loaded with women hosts, The View.

    That sick bastard is no other than, drum roll please....

    Ivanka's daddy!

    1. Anonymous6:39 PM

      What kind of a lady harasses, intimidates, and threatens her infidel husbands many lovers?

      Oh, I do believe we all know the answer to that question.

    2. Anonymous8:15 AM

      Infidel husband
      HA HA silly Hillary hater, stop embarrassing yourself!

      I do believe your insults lose their punch because of your glaring ignorance.

      There is a book out there called a dictionary, I suggest using one.

  4. Anonymous12:15 PM


    OT: Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told the hosts of The View on Thursday that she had reprimanded Trump for his language toward women even as she defended his behavior toward Machado. Campaign sources complained to NBC News this week that Trump did not adequately prepare for the first debate and suffered a "disaster" as a result.

    1. Anonymous3:09 PM

      I doubt it was much of a reprimand.

      Less "You can't say that about women" and more like "If you say that you'll lose votes."

  5. Anonymous12:18 PM


  6. Anonymous12:19 PM

    drumph clearly needs to have the shit physically kicked out of him ..

    1. Anonymous12:34 PM

      repetitively on a daily basis ..

  7. Anonymous12:20 PM

    It's pretty telling that Donald Trump thinks the problem with his sexist tweets is the time that they were sent.

  8. Anonymous12:21 PM


    Trump is a grade A narcissist who has to have a prefectly pressed suit and be surrounded by perfect looking people. Who knows how this originated. He likely cares for no one but himself and family. Though he has privately helped people get on their feet in those positive stories that came out.

    Hillary is a grade A sociopath who literally cares for no one but herself, who could not be honest about any mistakes if she was paid 1 trillion dollars. And that women would fuck Trump on live tv for money.

    1. Anonymous12:31 PM

      Trump says "check out sex tape" while pretending he is running to be President of the United States.

      He would fuck up running for student council.

    2. Anonymous12:47 PM


      You are a grade A fool.

    3. Anonymous12:59 PM

      You need to pull your head out of your ass before you get any 'clarity'.

    4. Get help, 12:21.

    5. Anonymous5:32 PM

      Trump for the win!

      Make America great again!

  9. Anonymous12:21 PM

    He's an ugly ugly man-child bully. Only the ignorant will vote for him. Unfortunately, there are many more of them than I ever realized.

    1. Anonymous3:37 PM

      And they vote: more so than Democrats do.

      What is wrong with Democrats? are they so divided, they will lose? for once, get with one message and if not elect Hillary, then defeat this POS Trump.

  10. Anonymous12:25 PM

    Inside Trump's Machado Rage Spiral

    ...Trump hit a brick wall in Monday night's debate. He didn't prepare. It took Hillary Clinton, a woman he'd spent weeks calling frail and weak, only 15 or 20 minutes to knock him off stride and reduce him to a defensive posture for the rest of the debate. In boxing terms, she had him on the ropes in under half an hour and landed punches at will for the next hour. He attacked, interrupted, brought up various attack lines. But he was fundamentally reacting to her throughout. She dominated him in front of more than 80 million people. His inability to contain or damage her kept him angry and unfocused, flailing through the encounter.

    "He finds it a lot easier to insult women than to talk to the president of Mexico about building a wall,” Clinton said. “I mean, really? Who gets up at 3:00 in the morning to engage in a Twitter attack against a former Miss Universe?”

    “I mean, he hurled as many insults as he could," she added, "Really? Why does he do things like that?”

  11. Anonymous12:25 PM

    POLITICS SEP 30 2016, 3:07 PM ET

    Analysis: Trump's Alicia Machado Tweet Storm Points to Deeper Problems

    ... Set aside for a moment the politics of a candidate already losing women and Latino voters by large margins then smearing a Venezuela-born actress over her sexual ethics and questioning her citizenship. (Yes, that again.) Set aside the hypocrisy of Trump — who once called venereal disease "my personal Vietnam" and has a long history of crude rhetoric and adulterous behavior — questioning Machado's personal life. Even set aside the questions Trump's behavior raises about his impulse control, which has become a central line of attack for his opponent Hillary Clinton.

    Instead, let's consider the voices to which Trump is listening....

    The alleged Machado "sex tape" Trump cited appeared to be a hoax widely promoted in fringe pro-Trump outlets like Infowars. Other sites like Drudge Report have spread grainy stills of a love scene from a reality show Machado starred in. Radio host Rush Limbaugh called Machado "the porn-star Miss Piggy" this week. And Trump, desperate for encouragement after his debate, is huffing these sycophantic fumes like never before....

  12. Anonymous12:27 PM

    No, USA Today, you get no applause from me. Too little, too late. If it took USA Today this long to wake up to the fact that Donald Trump is a sociopath menace to the Republic, then they can't be very smart or worthy of judging a presidential election.

    I think USA Today is just trying to not be the last rat leaving the sinking ship.

    1. Anonymous12:44 PM

      And then to have the GOP vp candidate give a rebuttal? Worse than lame... SAD.

  13. Anonymous12:28 PM

    All good points, however, I feel that the USA T0DAY editorial board kind of did HALF THE P0PULATI0N a disservice by not mentioning his extreme sexism.

  14. Anonymous12:29 PM

    FLOTUS takes to the trail for Hillary Clinton

  15. Anonymous12:34 PM

    Proud of Amber Rose for speaking about being bodyshamed on DWTS. IF you've ever been a person who's attacked another for their weight, either you need to apologize or kill yourself. We cannot be a country that does this.

    NO ONE deserves to be attacked for such things. Going on DWTS, it is impossible to not be a secure person. You have to be secure in yourself to say yes to the show's producers. That warrants respect. Dancing is hard enough and many aren't naturals.

    1. Some people have no natural talent at anything; which includes said person at 12:34 trying to excuse her fat awkward prego self.
      Boo hoo, for the fame whore who "f#cked" on the floor via live tv.

      Now get out of the way so we can discuss how similarly awful Sarah and the Donald are.
      The rats are jumping ship as it is realizing that Hillary, not Sorry Ass Sarah will be the first female and incredibly qualified President of the United States of America.
      And there is not a damn tweet Trump can do about it.
      So Facebook that, tool 12:21

  16. Anonymous12:55 PM

    I'm glad the print media is saying what the TV reporters are refusing to even acknowledge.

  17. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Same with the ultra Republican San Diego Union Tribune. He's just that bad. -sjp

    1. Anonymous3:27 PM


      I thought they'd just stay silent rather than take a stand.

      San Diego is often called a Republican town but it isn't entirely. We have a Republican mayor but a Democratic city council. Our representatives tend to be split on the state and federal level, depending on where you live.

      The main thing to remember is this is a military town. Apparently that trumps politics.

      Donald Trump pissed off a lot of military. When it comes to security, which the Tribune seems to be touting, they will take a more conservative path. They see Hillary Clinton as a way to keep the U.S. safe and secure. Donald Trump, on the other hand, seems to be looking for a fight.

      Diplomacy, Temperament, Experience. Taking it all into account their choice was to endorse Hillary or say nothing. I suppose they could simply attack Trump and leave it at that. But I guess they figured it wasn't enough. They had to flat out say he'd dangerous, she's not and here's why.

      I'm must say I'm surprised.

      I guess they're not as bad as I've always thought.

      But they are still anti-union and anti-teacher. So I'm still not subscribing.

      What we need is for our local news networks to be a little less pro-Trump. Whenever they report his latest debacle, they always end with his lame-ass excuse du jour.

  18. Anonymous1:15 PM

    Hillary Clinton ran a perfect psyop to derange Donald Trump

  19. Anonymous1:22 PM

    The new revelations contained within the documentary strongly suggest that Trump is a subscriber to the philosophy of “eugenics,” in which believers maintain that some people are naturally superior to others based on their breeding. The most famous proponent of eugenics was Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, whose “final solution” to the world’s problems was eradicating inferior races through genocide.

  20. Anonymous1:37 PM


    Not a single comment from the Pee Pond on this post by Sarah. She's such an old, dried up hasbeen, still looking for attention and now she isn't even getting it from the rubes.

  21. Anonymous2:12 PM

    Clinton 2016 - The perfect medicine for Trump Electile Dysfunction.

  22. Anonymous3:24 PM

    Oh boy, another long night of twitter attacks for donnie.

  23. Anonymous3:33 PM

    Trump aides are organizing what one Republican close to the campaign calls the First Day Project. “Trump spends several hours signing papers—and erases the Obama Presidency,”
    "“These kinds of statements are having an effect. A number of political leaders, mostly from the very conservative sides of the parties, are openly calling for nuclear weapons.”
    Trump “would be the most reckless President in American history.”
    Trump has relied heavily on the ideas of seasoned combatants. Newt Gingrich told me that he is urging Trump to give priority to an obscure but contentious conservative issue—ending lifetime tenure for federal employees."
    DRUMPF>“If you do not get even, you are just a schmuck!” he wrote, in 2007. “Be paranoid,” he said in 2000.
    For many years, Trump has expressed curiosity about nuclear weapons. In 1984, still in his thirties, he told the Washington Post that he wanted to negotiate nuclear treaties with the Soviets. “It would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles,” he said. “I think I know most of it anyway.” According to Bruce G. Blair, a research scholar at the Program on Science and Global Security, at Princeton, Trump encountered a U.S. nuclear-arms negotiator at a reception in 1990 and offered advice on how to cut a “terrific” deal with a Soviet counterpart. Trump told him to arrive late, stand over the Soviet negotiator, stick his finger in his chest, and say, “Fuck you!” Recently, a former Republican White House official whom Trump has called on for his insights told me, “Honestly, the problem with Donald is he doesn’t know what he doesn’t know.”
    Nixon was convinced that the Democrats were spying on him. So he spied on them. To himself, he rationalized his actions by saying, ‘I’m only doing what my enemies are doing to me.’ ”
    drumpf" “nuclear triad,” the cornerstone of American nuclear strategy—bombers, land-based missiles, and submarine-launched missiles—and it became clear that Trump had no idea what the term meant. Trump replied, “I think, to me, nuclear is just the power, the devastation is very important to me.”" in March, to name the person he consulted most often on foreign policy, he said, “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.”“Deterrence is inherently psychological. It’s a state of mind that you create in a potential adversary, and it rests on a couple of foundational criteria. One of them is credibility—your adversary’s confidence that if it does the thing that you are prohibiting, the thing you seek to deter, the consequences you are threatening will happen.”
    Trump’s political fortunes have become so intertwined with the wall that his advisers believe he has no choice but to try. Gingrich told me, “He has to build a wall or a fence. That’s got to be almost right away.”Gingrich called for re-creating the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was established in 1938 to investigate accusations of subversion and disloyalty. “We’re going to presently have to go take the similar steps here,”“We’re going to ultimately declare a war on Islamic supremacists, and we’re going to say, If you pledge allegiance to isis, you are a traitor and you have lost your citizenship.”
    the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, a research firm, forecasts that Trump’s trade plan could trigger a trade war that would put roughly four million Americans out of work, and cost the economy three million jobs that would have been created in Trump’s absence."Miller Tabak, an asset manager, told me that a Trump victory is now generally regarded as “a major destabilizing development for financial markets.”
    In “Trump: Think Like a Billionaire,” he included a quote from Richard Conniff“Successful alpha personalities display a single-minded determination to impose their vision on the world, an irrational belief in unreasonable goals, bordering at times on lunacy.”

  24. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Am I the only one who appreciates the prospect of an emperor who can entertain an entire nation with his spot-on impression of Steve Martin's Ruprecht, The Monkey Boy in the wonderful 1937 black and white film classic Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?

    Count Chocula: "Ruprecht, finish your dinner!"
    RtMB: "May I go to the bathroom first?"
    CC: "Yes. You may."

    Take a long gander at the shaved orangutan pictured above

    RtMB: "Thank you..."

  25. Anonymous4:06 PM

    Now we know that Drumpf indeed has the "winning temperament" to wage a full-on tiny-balls-to-the-walls nuclear war against a former beauty queen he mistreated almost 20 years ago.

    Well played, Sir, well played!

    Sir Douchebag, that is.

  26. Anonymous5:09 PM

    Sean H. plans to die in 39 days,

  27. Trump's entire face is bloated. Maybe that explains his predeliction for faux tanning, trying to de-emphasize his facial edema, which is surely a sign of an endocrine disorder, congestive heart failure, substance abuse, or God knows what.


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