I came to this final presidential debate not looking for more proof that Trump was despicable. I came looking for more reasons to feel some measure of hope about voting for Hillary. And at the beginning of the debate, I got some of that. But it didn’t last long.
You see, this is where it all falls apart for me. It’s clear to most any liberal person that Trump is a liar, an egomaniac, a fascist-dictator wannabe, a misogynist, a racist, shockingly uninformed, and a serious threat. That’s what was obvious, has been, and continues to be. So for me it’s easy to post repeatedly about the horror-show that continues to be Donald Trump.
What seems more difficult and what I wish we would also see, are those same people posting about how Hillary wouldn’t answer the direct question placed to her about the contents of the Wikileaks emails. She turned the conversation, once again and without missing a breath, to the Russians. Forget for a moment that the new Cold War rhetoric being expressed recently is disturbing in its own right and needs to be watched closely. The truth of the matter is that these are two separate conversations. The question was about the content of the emails, not their origin. If you’re willing to overlook the content and her direct refusal to address it, that’s a problem for me. No one gets a free pass because Trump is despicable. And no one – and that includes Hillary’s most devoted supporters – should be okay with it. Continue reading “When They Go Low, So Do We: The Final Presidential Debate”
MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann’s commentaries are usually quite emotionally charged, usually very entertaining, always a little funny (in a dark sort of way), and, more times than not, right on the money and full of important facts beneath the “performance” and style of its presentation.
And Olbermann strikes again in his Special Commentary on Joe Wilson’s Congressional outburst. And while Wilson’s emotional outburst turned out to be, well, wrong, Olbermann’s is full of detailed truths.
In what is sure to be the beginning of a tidal wave of gossip about Sarah Palin, her beliefs and conduct, Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Carl Cameron shares some of his knowledge about the behind-the-scenes goings-on. Let’s just say, in addition to her well-known belief that man and dinosaur co-existed, it seems Gov. Palin also didn’t understand that Africa was a continent. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…
Meanwhile, my American friend who lives on that mysterious continent wrote a letter yesterday to Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic. He printed it. Here’s what she said:
I’m an American living in Gabon, in west central Africa. After reading what other international readers have written you tonight, I thought I’d add that the Gabonese (and many Africans living here from numerous countries across the continent) are euphoric at the thought that a man with (as they call it) “African blood” could possibly become president of the United States. There is a palpable sense of excitement in the air, and as I sit here at nearly two in the morning watching the US news from thousands of miles away I feel proud to be from the country that made this possible. I can only begin to imagine what an Obama election could mean for the entire world.