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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a proud Trump supporter ...named PBA’s person of the year"

Source: New York Daily News

(note: full article title is "Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a proud Trump supporter and avid Black Lives Matter basher, named PBA’s person of the year"

The Police Benevolent Association has named Clarke its person of the year — drawing fire from civil rights groups and other critics.

“I think of Mr. Clarke the same way I regard Bull Connor, the same kind of law enforcement officer who would sick fire hoses and dogs on elderly women,” said Kirsten John Foy, northeast regional director for the National Action Network.

“I think he has a disregard for people of color. He has allowed the power that comes with the badge or the gun to cloud his true mission or perspective. “

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PBA President Pat Lynch offered a vastly different take on Clarke, an unabashed Donald Trump supporter who has become a hero to the right for taking on black activists.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/milwaukee-county-sheriff-david-clark-pba-man-year-article-1.2765494



Clarke is a fascist piece of shit who loves Donald Trump.

I support unions, and I appreciate the work cops do.

But I fucking hate cop unions, whose main purpose is to support the brutalization of the citizens police are supposed to serve.

Oh, and Patty Lynch is human excrement with feet.

Trump's got his phone and is Tweeting!!

Thus far, whining about Hillary accusing her of fear-mongering (ha!) and pandering to the worst instincts in society (ha ha!)

Only a matter of time before he retweets an alt-righter.

coherent Trump "not a racist" strategy:police crackdown on streets, bash Clinton for 1994 crime bill

Trump is planning trips to urban areas — with stops at churches, charter schools and small businesses in black and Latino communities — and is developing an empowerment agenda based on the economy and education, aides said. Under consideration is an early September visit to Detroit, where retired neurosurgeon and former Republican primary rival Ben Carson would guide him on a tour of the impoverished neighborhoods where he grew up.

Trump’s team also hopes to exploit what the campaign’s internal poll of black voters nationally shows to be a potential vulnerability for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton once voters are informed of the crime policy record of former president Bill Clinton, according to two Trump associates.

At his rallies, meanwhile, Trump has been spotlighting black supporters and making a blunt pitch to minorities. He has described blacks in sweeping and categorical language, suggesting that they are mired in poverty, living in dangerous neighborhoods and have nothing to lose by giving him a chance. He also has changed his tone on immigration by saying he would swiftly deport “the bad ones” living in the country illegally but would use the existing legal process for others — after vowing for more than a year that he would deport them all.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-donald-trumps-new-strategy-to-shed-the-view-of-him-as-racist/2016/08/23/eedc4fd0-6945-11e6-99bf-f0cf3a6449a6_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumprace-0755pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Presidential candidate Donald Trump said Chicago's crime problem could be solved by police "being very much tougher" than they are now, adding that during a Chicago visit he met with "very top police" and was told the problem could be stopped in a week with tough tactics.

In an interview Monday night on the Fox News show "The O'Reilly Factor," Trump reiterated his past comments about Chicago violence being "out of control" and added that the Chicago police force does not have "the right people in charge."


Fox host Bill O'Reilly asked Trump how to solve the city's crime problem, with homicides up nearly 50 percent.

"How? By being very much tougher than they are right now. They're right now not tough. I could tell you this very long and quite boring story. But when I was in Chicago, I got to meet a couple of very top police. I said, 'How do you stop this? How do you stop this? If you were put in charge — to a specific person — do you think you could stop it?' He said, 'Mr. Trump, I'd be able to stop it in one week.' And I believed him 100 percent," Trump said.




When O'Reilly asked whether the unnamed officer told him how, Trump said: "No, he wants to use tough police tactics, which is OK when you have people being killed."

But Chicago police said Tuesday that Trump has not met with top brass.

"No one in the senior command at CPD has ever met with Donald Trump or a member of his campaign," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-trump-chicago-police-crime-met-20160823-story.html

Makes his immigration policy look coherent.



BAAAHHAAAAHAAAHAAA! Trump Camp: Obama Deportation Policy Actually Pretty Awesome

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/trump-camp-obama-deportation-policy-actually-pretty-awesome



On O'Reilly last night Donald Trump essentially said he'd continue President Obama's deportation policy, which supporters and immigration critics both agree does not slack on deportations one bit. Only Trump says he'd pursue Obama's policy "perhaps with a lot more energy."

Trump: "We’re going to obey the existing laws. Now, the existing laws are very strong ... What people don’t know is that Obama got tremendous numbers of people out of the country, Bush the same thing. Lots of people were brought out of the country with the existing laws. Well, I’m gonna do the same thing."

Please take a moment to regroup and stop laughing because this is a serious topic.

Thank you.

Newly-minted Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tried to put the best face on it by explaining that crafting good policy takes time. “Immigration is a very complex issue and to get the solutions right, to come out with your specific plan, should not be rushed. He is taking in the wisdom of many different counselors on this issue."

When Fox's Megyn Kelly pressed Conway on whether Trump still plans to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, she said the policy is still "basically the same. First, secure the borders and actually apply and enforce the law. Secondly, you have to deport those who have committed crimes."

Alas, this is as Trump himself was explaining, basically Obama policy: enforce the current laws and give priority to deporting those who have committed crimes and present a danger to the community.





Here's your degree from Trump University, Trumpkin cultists.

:rofl

Trump going into rage-fueled hospice mode for his campaign.

https://twitter.com/costareports/status/765808339573932032


Robert Costa Verified account
‏@costareports

As I continue to make calls, I keep hearing that this was driven by Trump. He wanted to finish race on his own terms, w/ pals at his side.


https://twitter.com/costareports/status/765850989207379968


Robert Costa Verified account
‏@costareports

Huge rallies. Gloves off. Brutal fights with Clinton. Heavy emphasis on nationalism and populism. That's the Bannon strategy.


https://twitter.com/costareports/status/765849610028015616

Bannon has convinced Trump that rest of campaign needs to be bare-knuckles brawl, w/ full-bore populism/movement politics


That's some pivot.

Derpnado!!! (infamous Trumpkin spins findings of infamous exit poll theorist)


Trump advocate Roger Stone has a new op-ed out in The Hill newspaper that sounds the alarm bell on a rigged election and continues to set the stage for conspiracy theories to abound if Hillary Clinton does indeed win the White House in November. He even claims some primary election states where Trump lost were rigged.


In his op-ed Stone casts doubt on electronic voting technology and claims that voter fraud already occurred in the Republican primary at the hands of Republican leaders like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and the "Reince Priebus machine."

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Stone said the primary election in which John Kasich (R-OH) won in his home state of Ohio was rigged.

"This year, the results of machines in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Ohio, where Governor John Kasich controls the machines, must be matched with exit polls, for example," Stone wrote.

Stone accused RNC Chairman Reince Priebus of rigging the election in Wisconsin.

"Nowhere in the country has this been more true than Wisconsin, where there is irrefutable evidence that Scott Walker and the Reince Priebus machine rigged as many as five elections including the defeat of a Walker recall election. Mathematician and voting statistic expert Richard Charnin has produced a compelling study by comparing polling to actual results and exit polls to make a compelling case for voting machine manipulation in the Badger state," Stone said.


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/roger-stone-fans-flames-of-rigged-rhetoric

Truth is all you need to counter such nonsense.

Why it doesn't really matter what Trump meant to say.

Everyone thought it was conceivable that he'd go there.

He's the type of person who could make that kind of statement, and mean it.

Unfit for office.
Posted by geek tragedy | Tue Aug 9, 2016, 09:53 PM (7 replies)

No Pivot Here: Trump Asks, Why Would I Tone It Down When I'm 'Winning?'

The self-deception is really astonishing

"I think that you know my temperament has gotten me here. I've always had a good temperament and it's gotten me here," Trump said in an interview with Fox Business, according to a transcript of the appearance. "I certainly don't think it is appropriate to start changing all of a sudden when you have been winning."


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-trump-temperament-why-change-winning

Posted by geek tragedy | Tue Aug 9, 2016, 10:31 AM (9 replies)

anti-Trump Republicans declare war on Sean "Lumpy" Hannity

http://www.mediaite.com/online/wsj-editor-keeps-feud-with-huckster-hannity-going-is-he-stupid-or-dishonest/

Hannity, possibly because of all those polls showing Trump behind, has recently taken to saying that the Republican establishment and people like Stephens will be to blame if Trump loses. (And not, y’know, Trump himself or people like Hannity who have been unapologetic boosters of his candidacy.)

Stephens gets things started in his column tonight (titled “Sean Hannity’s Veneration of Ignorance”) by saying “Mr. Hannity has never made a secret of his feelings for Mr. Trump, which is the love that dares to speak its name.”

He likens him to a cult member, says he’s the kind of “political huckster” that puts Al Sharpton to shame, and even said that Hannity’s responses to him show “he can’t even swear competently.”


Pig pile on Lumpy!

Some anti-Trump conservatives have already started weighing in on Twitter, and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat supplemented Stephens’ column with this tweetstorm:

What he's embraced is just Trump -- for the same reason he embraces *whatever* force seems most powerful in the GOP. Because he's a hack.


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Hannity has been a Bush-worshiper, a Tea Partier, a born-again immigration reformer, a Tea Partier again, now a Trumpist.


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The only thru-line: Power worship and ratings chasing.





Putin, Jill Stein, Trump military advisor at dinner celebrating Russian state media

https://mobile.twitter.com/zatchry/status/762055852991713280

https://mobile.twitter.com/zatchry/status/762055852991713280/photo/1

Birds of a feather, comrades in arms.
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