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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:38 PM

Trump may be running the sleaziest presidential campaign ever



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The scandal is not anything that Joe Biden did.

It is that Trump is running what may be the sleaziest presidential campaign since the notorious election of 1800--or possibly ever.

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Opinion | Trump may be running the sleaziest presidential campaign ever
Republican pseudo-scandals are getting more and more untethered from reality.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/24/trump-may-be-running-sleaziest-presidential-campaign-ever/

I’m old enough to remember when the Republican Party was known as the “party of ideas.” That was in the 1980s. Since then it has become the party of pseudo-scandals.

The change occurred, as the Princeton historian Julian Zelizer documents in his book “Burning Down the House,” because of the efforts of Newt Gingrich, then a Republican backbencher, to bring down House Speaker Jim Wright in the late 1980s. Casting about for dirt he could use, Gingrich focused attention on the fact that the speaker had published a book that was bought in bulk by lobbyists. While the book deal looked bad, it was not against the law or House rules. But it didn’t matter: Gingrich thundered that Wright was “the most corrupt speaker in the 20th century” and compared him to Mussolini. Wright was pressured into resigning, Gingrich soon became speaker himself, and the GOP was off to the races.

Since then, the Republican Party, in cahoots with media partners such as Fox “News” and Rush Limbaugh, has manufactured one pseudo-scandal after another: Vince Foster’s suicide, Whitewater, Mena airport, John Kerry’s Swift Boat service, Barack Obama’s birth certificate, the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s emails, among others.

The process has been turbocharged under President Trump, who is even more ruthless and unscrupulous than Gingrich. The former reality-TV star won the 2016 election by defaming a former secretary of state and first lady as “Crooked Hillary” and demanding that she be locked up for unspecified offenses. Now he is trying to run the same playbook on Joe Biden.

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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:41 PM

1. Conservatism is a mental disease

Never in history has this ideology ever resulted in anything good or productive.

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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:03 PM

2. Then Gingrich was thrown out

As Speaker for accepting $1 million to write a book, Livingston had to pass because of 6 affairs.

Newt had an intern at the same time he was going after Clinton. Then they picked child molester Hastert who went to prison. DeLay was gone. Now we have Gym Jordan who has a cover up charge against him.

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