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We need to stop letting the corporate press goad us into fighting over trivia - transgenders in bathrooms and whom Trump grope 10 or 20 years ago. they want to discuss this as well as Trump's hair, Clinton's smile. But we need to see that this is a smoke screen for stealing the election. Old identity politics, divide and conquer trick

I don’t buy the left neoliberal hysteria over Trump as the scariest dude ever. Neoliberal media in coverage here bias is very apparent. They don't cover Wikileaks they do not cover "Clinton Cash" scandal. They only cover Trump harassing women many years ago.  Here are result for serach engine:

As if Hillary with her faux feminism is any better (see Hillary Clinton's faux feminism and cruelty toward women and children). But Hillary defending 42 years old rapist of 12 girl is not covered with the same intensity despite the fact that this is much more serious issue. Neither is covered her facilitation of mass rapes of women and children in Iraq and Syria with ISIS openly practicing sex slavery.

As Bruce Wilder observed anti-Trump hysteria is launched in order to prevent the dissatisfaction with broken neoliberal promised ("change we can believe in") and, especially, neoliberal globalization in particular that Trump has tapped into and blend with the dissatisfaction that Sanders, Which threatens the rejection of establishment candidate (Hillary) at the voting booth.  And, so far their strategy been successful, but they encountered several new and difficult to solve problems

  1. Hillary emailgate and DNC emails leak that undermine trust in the system more that anything  ( Crooked timber blog, Oct 14, 2016)
  2. Hillary deteriorating health became a campaign issue.
  3. Hillary reckless jingoism also became a campaign issue.  She will come into office with bunch of neocons not that different from Bush II neocon gang
  4. Bill Clinton role as key economic advisor means deregulation "all over again"

MSM almost never (and only accidentally)  discuss those issues. Their key focus now Trump GropingGate. But unlike Bill Clinton sexapades Trump was a private citizen for all his life and such intrusion into the life of private citizen might be a sign of well organized political attack to defeat his candidacy against Hillary with her failing health, emailgate baggage and dirty tricks played by DNC against Sanders.

Allegation are neatly summarized in the following posts

Metteyya Brahmana  ->  patriot   8 hours ago 

Let's keep the pressure on Trump to explain why SO MANY women could be wrong.

What convicted Cosby in the eyes of the public was the large number of women who came forward. One or two could be lying, three or four is starting to stretch it, and 5 or 6 starts to look like a real problem that has been confirmed.

So far, TWELVE women have come forward and said Trump either raped, groped them, kissed them violently without consent, barged into their dressing rooms when he knew they would be naked, or suggested he would date (f..ck) them when they were as young as 10 and 14.

1.Mariah Billado
2.Bridget Sullivan
3.Tasha Dixon
4.Cassandra Searles
5.Natasha Stoynoff
6.Rachel Crooks
7.Mindy McGillivray
8.Temple Taggart
9.Jill Harth
10.Ivana Trump
11. Unamed 10-year-old
12. Unamed 14-year-old

We can't give Trump a break, if we are not going to give Cosby a break, as TWELVE women can't all be lying.

There Is Only Zuul > Josef K
It also took Juanita 20 years to say anything about her incident with Bill Clinton. So she's clearly lying too, right?
Michael Lockard > Guest • 3 hours ago
Ms. Bird (I'm trying hard not to make any "flip the bird" jokes, really I am) The Trump line on debate night was: Believe women who allege sexual assault and give them a voice on the debate stage and stage a media stunt for political gain.

Now the line from Trump and his supporters is: Discredit these women and demean the women who have the courage to report that Trump is a sexual predator, and were inspired to do so by Trump bragging about being a sexual predator and then lying about it and denying it on the debate stage.

Face it, gloating and bragging publicly about your sexually predatory actions and then denying it during the debate is sort of like a red flag of pain that encourages women who experienced those violations to step up.


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[Oct 29, 2016] Im With Her - Against Hillarys Malevolent Matriarchy

Notable quotes:
"... In recent interviews, Donald Trump's wife, Melania Trump, observed wryly that almost every malicious, lie-filled article about herself or he husband was written by a … female. ..."
"... On the Soviet-style witch-hunt launched against her husband with media mediation, she said this: "All sexual assault allegations should be handled in a court of law. To accuse someone, man or woman, without evidence is damaging and unfair." ..."
"... The very embodiment of the malevolent liberal matriarchy rising is the sainted Michelle Obama. The First Lady was lauded for an unhinged anti-Trump address to the nation's women. ..."
Oct 26, 2016 | www.unz.com

In recent interviews, Donald Trump's wife, Melania Trump, observed wryly that almost every malicious, lie-filled article about herself or he husband was written by a … female.

... ... ...

When a liberal woman declares she's a strong woman (usually uttered in a tart-like, staccato inflection), she's using a cliché. Look at her actions. You'll see that "strong" to liberal distaff means kicking and screaming until she brings others into compliance with her worldview and ways.

... ... ...

More material than her mien were Melania Trump's words of reason. On the Soviet-style witch-hunt launched against her husband with media mediation, she said this: "All sexual assault allegations should be handled in a court of law. To accuse someone, man or woman, without evidence is damaging and unfair."

This was the exact verdict of famed defense attorney Tom Mesereau, about the Bill Cosby pile-on. Quit the feeding frenzy. Give the man his due process. Investigate the women, counseled Mesereau, Esq., at the time.

... ... ...

The very embodiment of the malevolent liberal matriarchy rising is the sainted Michelle Obama. The First Lady was lauded for an unhinged anti-Trump address to the nation's women. In a world where Americans have been beheaded on camera, women raped en masse on Europe's streets, and Christians exterminated in the Middle East-the First Lady bewailed being "shaken" to her shallow core by raunchy words. "I can't stop thinking about it," groaned Michelle about Mr. Trump's Access Hollywood indiscretion. It "has shaken me to my core in a way I could not have predicted."

[Oct 28, 2016] Howard Stern: Trump Has Always Been Sexist

Oct 28, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com

im1dc :

Howard Stern: Trump Has Always Been Sexist

"I, certainly, in a million years, I didn't expect Trump to seriously run for president,"

Tonight's LOL funnee

http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/26/media/howard-stern-on-trump-interviews/index.html

"Howard Stern: Trump Has Always Been 'Sexist'"

"Because he interviewed Donald Trump so many times over the years, Howard Stern has become an unlikely central figure in this year's presidential election, most notably by getting Trump to go on the record in favor of the Iraq War in 2002. But the SiriusXM host rarely discusses politics, which makes his latest comments this week about the Republican nominee and his own role in the race significant. "None of this was hidden," Stern said on his show Tuesday about Trump's most outrageous statements. "This is who Trump is. He was always bombastic. He always rated women. He always talked in a misogynistic, sexist kind of way, but he did it sort of proudly and out in the open; and he still won the Republican primary. In one sense, the fact that we do an interview and people's personalities come out, I'm very proud of that."

"I, certainly, in a million years, I didn't expect Trump to seriously run for president," Stern added..."

[Oct 27, 2016] Hillary camp recruted Howard Stern to attack Trump

Oct 27, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com

im1dc : , 2016 at 05:39 PM

"I, certainly, in a million years, I didn't expect Trump to seriously run for president,"

Tonight's LOL funnee

http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/26/media/howard-stern-on-trump-interviews/index.html

"Howard Stern: Trump Has Always Been 'Sexist'"

"Because he interviewed Donald Trump so many times over the years, Howard Stern has become an unlikely central figure in this year's presidential election, most notably by getting Trump to go on the record in favor of the Iraq War in 2002.

But the SiriusXM host rarely discusses politics, which makes his latest comments this week about the Republican nominee and his own role in the race significant. "None of this was hidden,"

Stern said on his show Tuesday about Trump's most outrageous statements. "This is who Trump is. He was always bombastic. He always rated women. He always talked in a misogynistic, sexist kind of way, but he did it sort of proudly and out in the open; and he still won the Republican primary. In one sense, the fact that we do an interview and people's personalities come out, I'm very proud of that."

"I, certainly, in a million years, I didn't expect Trump to seriously run for president," Stern added..."

[Oct 16, 2016] There is world of difference between harassing woman and killing women and children.

Groupinggate was essentially an attempt to distract votes from a more serious issue, especially Hillary warmongering, her role in mass rape of women in Syria and Libya, and latest Podesta emails leaks. This was a defensive strike with material that was specifically reserved for this purpose.
Notable quotes:
"... there are many more than two sides in Syria's civil war. First of all the civil war is not limited to Syria. ISIL, Hezbollah, and arguably Kurdish Rojava are belligerents not particularly invested in the borders of long defunct Mandate Syria. ..."
"... The rebel forces arrayed against or for Assad in any particular area are various in their motivations and political identities and they never divide neatly into two opposed camps. ..."
"... In short, you either support US violent regime change in the ME, or you do not. ..."
"... All who are voting for Hillary Clinton are voting for US violent regime change in Syria. That's been the stated policy of the Obama administration for some years, Hillary was played a key role in formulating that policy as Secretary of State. Now, as candidate for President she has explicitly promised more US violent regime change in Iraq. ..."
"... Violent regime change in Syria is the stated policy of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate most US members of the CT community plan to vote for in November. ..."
Oct 16, 2016 | crookedtimber.org
bruce wilder 10.15.16 at 7:35 am
intervene in a civil war on the side of the rebels

I apologize if anyone feels I am harping on this too much, but there are many more than two sides in Syria's civil war. First of all the civil war is not limited to Syria. ISIL, Hezbollah, and arguably Kurdish Rojava are belligerents not particularly invested in the borders of long defunct Mandate Syria.

The rebel forces arrayed against or for Assad in any particular area are various in their motivations and political identities and they never divide neatly into two opposed camps.

kidneystones 10.15.16 at 8:06 am
@ 190 There aren't many times you're this wrong, Bruce. There are only two sides. The side that holds a UN seat; votes or abstains on UN resolutions; borrows or does not borrow from the World Bank; has the authority to sign, or abrogate international treaties along, for example, the Golan heights – and the forces not aligned with the government.

The CT community evidently wants to 'confuse itself' and the issues. You are either in favor of the US using US military power to unilaterally intercede in a civil war against the Assad government, which as you and Peter T note, is inextricably linked to Iraq and other regional disputes, or you oppose the unilateral use of US military power to topple governments in the ME.

In short, you either support US violent regime change in the ME, or you do not.

All who are voting for Hillary Clinton are voting for US violent regime change in Syria. That's been the stated policy of the Obama administration for some years, Hillary was played a key role in formulating that policy as Secretary of State. Now, as candidate for President she has explicitly promised more US violent regime change in Iraq.

Violent regime change in Syria is the stated policy of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate most US members of the CT community plan to vote for in November.

[Oct 16, 2016] Donald Trumps Fall and Rise

Notable quotes:
"... Regarding Clinton, the revelation was the latest batch of WikiLeaks disclosures. It included excerpts of her speeches before Wall Street audiences, which she had refused to make public. Now we know why. They show her making nice-nice with her billionaire benefactors-no surprise there. After all, they paid her a standard fee of $225,000 per speech, for 92 speeches between 2013 and 2015, earning her $21.6 million in less than two years. How many of us could resist being nice-nice to nice people like that? ..."
"... Stop the presses! Trump is a misogynist! ..."
"... Friends of mine know that I am no fan, at all, of Ted Cruz. But he is the only person I've seen so far, before the second debate, who has stated the obvious. He tweeted: "NBC had tape 11 yrs. Apprentice producer says they have more & worse. So why not release in 2015? In March? Why wait till October? #MSMBias" ..."
"... As the saying goes, "Give me a break!" Presidents like Kennedy and Clinton did more than talk about groping women, they practiced it-and worse. But now people who voted for, or defended, these Presidents-and other politicians like the woman-killing Ted Kennedy-can strike poses of shock and horror at Trump's words. Politically correct philanderers and models of progressive sexual attitudes like Arnold Schwarzenegger can refuse to endorse the scoundrel. Politics is indeed a hothouse of fertilizer for hypocrisy. ..."
"... The difference in this debate, however, is that Trump fought back with passion, limiting her advantage with both zingers and policy contrasts. His policy positions are muddled, but hers are disingenuous at best. And with the possible exception of college and high-school debate contests, debates are rarely won on points. They are won with passion and-especially in the case of presidential debates-how you motivate your backers. And here Trump won the debate hands-down. ..."
"... Above all, we must remember that the election is mostly bread and circuses to distract us from issues that aren't being discussed-the disposition of over $150 trillion in sovereign state debt, the largest bubble in the history of the world; how our own $20 trillion in debt is exploding at a rate that is unsustainable; the role of the Deep State in making the concept of "democracy" a joke; and how the neocons' (Hillary included) policy of perpetual war is threatening us not only with national bankruptcy but the risk of a nuclear World War III. As Mark Twain or Emma Goldman said (take your pick as to who the real author was), "If voting made a difference, they wouldn't let us do it." ..."
Oct 16, 2016 | www.theamericanconservative.com
Regarding Clinton, the revelation was the latest batch of WikiLeaks disclosures. It included excerpts of her speeches before Wall Street audiences, which she had refused to make public. Now we know why. They show her making nice-nice with her billionaire benefactors-no surprise there. After all, they paid her a standard fee of $225,000 per speech, for 92 speeches between 2013 and 2015, earning her $21.6 million in less than two years. How many of us could resist being nice-nice to nice people like that?

But the excerpts from her speeches also show her saying she is for "open borders," which will not endear her to the majority of American voters. They show her admitting she often has a private position on issues (one satisfactory to her benefactors) different from her public position on those issues, which does nothing to repair her reputation as a liar (though it could not have come as a surprise to her benefactors, who are used to paying off two-faced politicians).

These and other revelations were potentially damning to Clinton's chances in a deadlocked race, so the leftist media did what it had to do under the circumstances: it ignored the Clinton revelations and went unhinged on the Trump "revelation." As a result, about the only place in the mainstream media where you will find discussion of the Clinton speeches is Fox News. Thankfully, as many people watch that cable news network as watch its two competitors combined, that is, the Clinton News Network (CNN) and MSDNC.

Stop the presses! Trump is a misogynist!

... ... ...

Friends of mine know that I am no fan, at all, of Ted Cruz. But he is the only person I've seen so far, before the second debate, who has stated the obvious. He tweeted: "NBC had tape 11 yrs. Apprentice producer says they have more & worse. So why not release in 2015? In March? Why wait till October? #MSMBias"

... ... ...

As the saying goes, "Give me a break!" Presidents like Kennedy and Clinton did more than talk about groping women, they practiced it-and worse. But now people who voted for, or defended, these Presidents-and other politicians like the woman-killing Ted Kennedy-can strike poses of shock and horror at Trump's words. Politically correct philanderers and models of progressive sexual attitudes like Arnold Schwarzenegger can refuse to endorse the scoundrel. Politics is indeed a hothouse of fertilizer for hypocrisy.

... ... ...

Hillary Clinton will always be able to out-point Donald Trump on policy matters. That is the advantage of being a politician for more than 30 years. "Slick Willie" has now been supplanted by slick Hillary. But most Americans expected that.

The difference in this debate, however, is that Trump fought back with passion, limiting her advantage with both zingers and policy contrasts. His policy positions are muddled, but hers are disingenuous at best. And with the possible exception of college and high-school debate contests, debates are rarely won on points. They are won with passion and-especially in the case of presidential debates-how you motivate your backers. And here Trump won the debate hands-down.

... ... ...

Above all, we must remember that the election is mostly bread and circuses to distract us from issues that aren't being discussed-the disposition of over $150 trillion in sovereign state debt, the largest bubble in the history of the world; how our own $20 trillion in debt is exploding at a rate that is unsustainable; the role of the Deep State in making the concept of "democracy" a joke; and how the neocons' (Hillary included) policy of perpetual war is threatening us not only with national bankruptcy but the risk of a nuclear World War III. As Mark Twain or Emma Goldman said (take your pick as to who the real author was), "If voting made a difference, they wouldn't let us do it."

David Franke was a founder of the conservative movement in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He is currently writing his magnum opus on the trajectory of conservatism and American politics during his lifetime.

[Oct 13, 2016] Sexism and bigotry is probably ALL wrapped up in peoples economic plights

Oct 13, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com
jrs October 12, 2016 at 7:19 pm

of course sexism and bigotry is probably ALL wrapped up in people's economic plights. Back in the real world women put up with sexual harassment at work etc. because they need the income. Yes it's illegal, but it's not always enforced especially in the blue collar workplace. And yes Trumps comments were mostly about consensual stuff and if so arent' harassment. But sexism as such isn't actually separable from economics.

ggm October 12, 2016 at 9:02 pm

I heard it as consensual, too. Women "let me" grab them. Maybe I am more forgiving than others because I worked for a famous musician when I was younger and witnessed women throwing themselves at him constantly. Are we taking away the agency of women by assuming this was unwanted attention? Is it possible there are women who might have enjoyed the contact with him? Assuming he was even telling the truth in his statements.

Monist Lisa October 13, 2016 at 12:46 am

jrs and ggm
+1000

(didn't see yours before I posted above)

hunkerdown October 12, 2016 at 7:19 pm

You want people to be more concerned with sexism and bigotry than they are with their own economic plight.

In other words, evangelicals starving people in order that they pray correctly for a bearable afterlife. Frankly, I'm getting sick of them too.

[Oct 13, 2016] Were the US intelligence agencis the source of grabbing pussy tape for Clinton compaign as a way to protect funding

Notable quotes:
"... 2018 and 2020 will be interesting indeed, assuming HRC hasn't started WW3 by then. ..."
"... Speaking of which, Ray McGovern warns against the sabre-rattling over Syria and the calls for "no fly zones" in CounterPunch today: ..."
"... For instance, Russian defense spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov warned on Oct. 6 that Russia is prepared to shoot down unidentified aircraft – including any stealth aircraft – over Syria. It is a warning that I believe should be taken seriously ..."
"... It's true that experts differ as to whether the advanced air defense systems already in Syria can bring down stealth aircraft, but it would be a mistake to dismiss this warning out of hand. Besides, Konashenkov added, in a telling ex-ante-extenuating-circumstance vein, that Russian air defense "will not have time to identify the origin" of the aircraft. ..."
"... In other words, U.S. aircraft, which have been operating in Syrian skies without Syrian government approval, could be vulnerable to attack with the Russian government preemptively warning that such an incident won't be Moscow's fault. ..."
"... Bush & Cheney & Co were horrific enough with their neocon games in the Mideast, but their actions seem mild compared with the latest anti-Russian lunatic talk by Clinton and her neocon pals. Really scary. ..."
"... Yes the entire situation with out-of-touch imperialist aristocrats blindly blundering their way to Sarajevo Aleppo has a very reminiscent feel to it…an easy chapter to write in the future history books. ..."
"... This should terrify everyone. I wish we would elect someone who says we should sit down and talk to our biggest rivals, not just provoke them to world war. But oh I forgot he said vulgar things about women 15 years ago. ..."
"... sexual misconduct in the oval office-while president ..."
"... while being the leader of our country! ..."
"... I have a hierarchy of reactions to issues and I just can't seem to put vulgar language above the ultimate vulgarity of world war for profit. ..."
"... I can't seem to care more about people with hurt feelings than people with their heads blown off because a Saudi billionaire or arms manufacturer just had to have some more ka-ching. There is nothing more vulgar than that. ..."
Oct 13, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Bush family tranditionaly is very well connnected with CIA and they are not fund of Trump, that's for sure...

Pavel October 12, 2016 at 2:28 pm

re WikiLeaks: adding to the endless hypocrisy and double standards over Trump's "grabbing pussy" remarks and HRC & Co's behaviour:

* Hillary herself wondered about extrajudicially killing Assange by droning. In what world is that considered permissible?

* It seems that the Clinton campaign's Catholic "outreach" person was involved in a prostitution ring. So that's all good.

I'm starting to think Trump might yet pull this off. The Clinton camp must be terrified and trying desperately to see what else might come out. If only Bernie had agreed to run with Jill Stein… I honestly think they might have won. In any case the Republican party is going down in flames, and after the Podesta leaks the Dems will have absolutely ZERO credibility and not much of a mandate. 2018 and 2020 will be interesting indeed, assuming HRC hasn't started WW3 by then.

Speaking of which, Ray McGovern warns against the sabre-rattling over Syria and the calls for "no fly zones" in CounterPunch today:

We analysts were responsible for picking up warnings from Moscow and other key capitals that the U.S. news media often missed or downplayed, much as the major news outlets today are ignoring the escalation of warnings from Russia over Syria.

For instance, Russian defense spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov warned on Oct. 6 that Russia is prepared to shoot down unidentified aircraft – including any stealth aircraft – over Syria. It is a warning that I believe should be taken seriously .

It's true that experts differ as to whether the advanced air defense systems already in Syria can bring down stealth aircraft, but it would be a mistake to dismiss this warning out of hand. Besides, Konashenkov added, in a telling ex-ante-extenuating-circumstance vein, that Russian air defense "will not have time to identify the origin" of the aircraft.

In other words, U.S. aircraft, which have been operating in Syrian skies without Syrian government approval, could be vulnerable to attack with the Russian government preemptively warning that such an incident won't be Moscow's fault.

–Russian Throws Down the Gauntlet: Fly at Your Own Risk

Bush & Cheney & Co were horrific enough with their neocon games in the Mideast, but their actions seem mild compared with the latest anti-Russian lunatic talk by Clinton and her neocon pals. Really scary.

OpenThePodBayDoorsHAL October 12, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Yes the entire situation with out-of-touch imperialist aristocrats blindly blundering their way to Sarajevo Aleppo has a very reminiscent feel to it…an easy chapter to write in the future history books.

This should terrify everyone. I wish we would elect someone who says we should sit down and talk to our biggest rivals, not just provoke them to world war. But oh I forgot he said vulgar things about women 15 years ago.

Jess October 12, 2016 at 4:25 pm

"Why do so many men claim that's what men do typically (not universally)?"

Because it's usually true of most men at one time or another in their lives. For all the talk (and the reality) about women being treated as second rate, they do have enormous power; the power to reject. And reject they do. You can be the nicest guy in the world, but if you're not her type, if there's no chemistry or you're not her "caliber", down in flames you go. It's not necessarily mean on her part, it's just reality. And it's not just looks or money that is a consideration. You can be a nice, successful guy at a time in her life when she's attracted to the rebellious, slightly "dangerous", exciting "bad boy".

This can be frustrating. And it's magnified when you grow up being taught that you can do anything if you just try hard enough. But that's just it; you can't. Guys want to be rich and successful (like Trump) or rich/successful/famous, because that's the inside track to the most elite women. Except that even then, it's no guarantee. Look at all the women who wouldn't get involved with Trump if they were marooned on an island and he was the only man. All his fame, all his money, and They. Just. Aren't. Interested. And it's the same with virtually every guy whose name isn't Tom Brady. So like I said, it breeds frustration - sometimes soul-crushing frustration - which is displayed in crude anger.

hunkerdown October 12, 2016 at 8:33 pm

Jess, and, thanks to political correctness, there are a dwindling number of venues where one might seek to build lateral relationships, especially of the romantic or life partner sort, and a dwindling amount of discretionary time to spend in those venues. Never mind the most elite women - ten-year-olds with bottle-blonde updos and optional silicone-enhanced "chopped chicken parts" are actually kinda gross - the less elite but still very aspirational Modern woman's standards and policies are too high (unrealistic, as the less aspirational might put it) for the life partner market to clear without externalizing something.

"Because it's usually true of most men at one time or another in their lives."

And therefore SIN, or whatever the symbol manipulators might prefer to call it, and therefore PENANCE (payable in 3 easy installments), and THEN absolution. We do know how path dependence cramps the American liberal's style and their group narcissism.

"When we're an empire, we create our own reality."

crittermom October 12, 2016 at 9:27 pm

Jess–
It works both ways. Men also have the power to reject, & they do.

Your own wording of "that's the inside track to the most elite women" (my emphasis) seems to say that a woman must be beautiful in figure and face to attract a man.
So what's different about a woman wanting a man who is nice looking with a nice body?
None.
It's just two different views, depending on gender.

Regarding what Trump supposedly said/did many years ago, even as a woman, I still find the fact Hellary's husband was engaged in sexual misconduct in the oval office-while president -even more disgusting.

I saw/see that as a huge slap in the face and a big FU to the entire nation that he would conduct himself in such a way while being the leader of our country!
He couldn't even keep it zipped while sitting in the WH? How dare he!

At least Trump wasn't our freakin' PRESIDENT when he said/did those things.

Yet Bill's behavior is still a 'hush-hush' subject because he's a Clinton, it seems. (Or because people don't want to be on that 'Clinton' list and disappear?)

No, I do not support Trump or his actions or manners or ego.
But since it's being made such a big deal, then I'd like to see all the facts about Bill brought up again in the way he acted while leading this country.

THEN maybe all these 'distractions' would end and we could get down to policies!
Until then, which it appears will never happen, this 'election' is a sick joke, at best.

JTMcPhee October 12, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Just for fun and some context, "Philandering Presidents": http://www.funtrivia.com/en/World/Philandering-Presidents-13741.html

human October 12, 2016 at 4:52 pm

It's a great big, diverse world out there. Saudi women can be beheaded for saying, "no," and western women are castigated for saying, "yes."

Once again, it's all about the distraction.

Pavel October 12, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Yes, but at least Hillary has come out boldly against the Saudi persecution of women, gays, and other races, has denounced the Saudi genocide in Yemen, and fought vigorously as Secretary of State to ensure arms including cluster bombs and white phosphorus were not sold to a regime with such a dreadful human rights record. And the Clinton Foundation displayed their "whiter than white" sense of ethics by returning the millions of dollars of Saudi donations.

And Trump's words from 11 years ago were much worse than anything the Saudis did, in any case.

OpenThePodBayDoorsHAL October 12, 2016 at 4:55 pm

I have a hierarchy of reactions to issues and I just can't seem to put vulgar language above the ultimate vulgarity of world war for profit.

Try as I might, I can't seem to care more about people with hurt feelings than people with their heads blown off because a Saudi billionaire or arms manufacturer just had to have some more ka-ching. There is nothing more vulgar than that.

[Oct 12, 2016] If only Frank Sinatra had had the foresight to record the conversations we could now enjoy the lasting record of Senator John F.Kennedys attitudes toward poontang . Meanwhile, nary a word about we came, we saw, he died , as it apparently is just peachy to destroy a country if you want to tick killing an autocrat who is not in the USs pocket off your bucket-list.

Notable quotes:
"... If only Frank Sinatra had had the foresight to get a hidden tape spool running, we could now enjoy the lasting record of Senator John F.Kennedy's attitudes toward "poontang". ..."
"... Anyway, if HRC actually broke the law… shouldn't she face prosecution? I know some people (at amconmag, as it happens) have called for members of the Bush administration to be put on trial. Over here, the demand for Blair to be tried at the Hague for war crimes is now a tired old Left cliche. Obviously, it would be new to demand punishment for the loser just for losing, but that isn't the context here. ..."
"... Looking at the FB timelines of my 'professional class' milquetoast 'progressive' acquaintances in the US (who all gravitas/te towards Vox), who have since this weekend become unglued, this is very much a case of people deliberately goading themselves into frenzies, tumbling over one another in their attempts to win an apparent virtue-signalling-contest. ..."
Oct 11, 2016 | crookedtimber.org
casmilus 10.11.16 at 8:59 am 17
"For months, I've been beating the drum of the non-novelty of Donald Trump, but try as I might, even I can't remember a presidential candidate caught on tape bragging about assaulting women and grabbing pussy."

If only Frank Sinatra had had the foresight to get a hidden tape spool running, we could now enjoy the lasting record of Senator John F.Kennedy's attitudes toward "poontang".

Anyway, if HRC actually broke the law… shouldn't she face prosecution? I know some people (at amconmag, as it happens) have called for members of the Bush administration to be put on trial. Over here, the demand for Blair to be tried at the Hague for war crimes is now a tired old Left cliche. Obviously, it would be new to demand punishment for the loser just for losing, but that isn't the context here.

Foppe 10.11.16 at 9:39 am 19
Looking at the FB timelines of my 'professional class' milquetoast 'progressive' acquaintances in the US (who all gravitas/te towards Vox), who have since this weekend become unglued, this is very much a case of people deliberately goading themselves into frenzies, tumbling over one another in their attempts to win an apparent virtue-signalling-contest.

Meanwhile, nary a word about "we came, we saw, he died", as it apparently is just peachy to destroy a country if you want to tick 'killing an autocrat who is not in the US's pocket' off your bucket-list.

Foppe 10.11.16 at 10:14 am 20
To put it bluntly, looking away and excusing evils one "understands" and thinks one can "contain" (except insofar as it affects non-nationals and the bottom 30-40% , anyway, but who cares about them) because the "other side" is perceived to be "more" evil/disruptive/threatening to the status quo is a pattern of behavior that disturbs me far more than the behavior of the other side, however nasty that may be.

[Oct 10, 2016] There's a lawsuit out there accusing Trump of raping somebody with known pederast Jeff Epstein

Oct 10, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

NY Union Guy October 10, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Not sure if this has made the rounds on NC yet, but there's a lawsuit out there accusing Trump of raping somebody with known pederast Jeff Epstein.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/09/30/rape-allegations-refiled-against-trump.htm

Will there be a November surprise in addition to the customary October surprise?

Pat October 10, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Possibly, it will be interesting to see if the Clinton camp is going to use this, and if so how Bill will be protected. Could be a case of Mutually Assured Destruction.

Kim Kaufman October 10, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Don't think Clinton can use this:

The One Percent

The Billionaire Pedophile Who Could Bring Down Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

"Trump's supporters have long wondered whether he'd use billionaire sicko Jeffrey Epstein as ammo against the Clintons-until a lurid new lawsuit accused The Donald of raping one of Epstein's girls himself."

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/30/the-billionaire-pedophile-who-could-bring-down-donald-trump-and-hillary-clinton.html

There's plenty other stuff if you google "Jeff Epstein" and "Bill Clinton"

It's all pretty vile but not at all surprising for what these overage, entitled "stars" do behind the scenes.

I never got a chance to respond to Yves' comment to my comment about Schwarzenegger a few days ago. Three women came forward to accuse him of groping (or whatever – I, mercifully, forget the details now). Arnold, with Maria standing dutifully by his side, publicly apologized and it all went away.

My contention is that: 1) there were many, many more women who didn't come forward (the threat of never working again in Hollywood is very real – Arnold was represented by one of the most powerful and nastiest law firms) and 2) it all disappeared quickly from the media because Arnold was able to buy off and intimidate the media.

But the stories I read in alternate media at the time were pretty awful. I can only imagine the lewd bragging Arnold did behind the scenes. Don't forget that Arnold was screwing the nanny and sired a child with her while the nanny was living under the same roof as him and Maria. "The rich are different than you and I."

[Oct 09, 2016] Donald Trump lewd tape is just words, while Hillary defense of 40 year old rapist of 12 girl girl is a fact

Notable quotes:
"... Citizens United ..."
Oct 09, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Donald Trump Says Campaign Not in Crisis, and There Is 'Zero Chance I'll Quit' WSJ. Trump: "Go behind closed doors of the holier-than-thou politicians and pundits and see what they're saying. I look like a baby."

Sex, Dice, and the Trump Tapes Corey Robin

Can You Believe Donald Trump Did That Thing? McSweeney's

Many men talk like Donald Trump in private. And only other men can stop them. WaPo. The difference between these many men (at least the elite ones) and Trump is that Trump aspired to political power. The implicit Democrat narrative that Trump is a uniquely pernicious outlier is ludicrous on its face, as indeed this article urges.

Lewd Donald Trump Tape Is a Breaking Point for Many in the G.O.P. NYT. Except… This is the Republican establishment that (a) fielded 17 candidates none of whom could be bothered to do oppo even to the extent of listening to Trump's public tapes on Howard Stern, that (b) failed to fund or unify behind a candidate to stop Trump when they had the chance, and that (c) is hated by the most powerful factions in its own base. I think they're going to have to carry Trump to term.

GOP repudiation of Trump before 11/8? If so, then what? PrawfsBlog

Analysis: Republicans dropping Trump must answer: Why now? AP

RNC lawyers look at options for replacing Trump Politico and RNC halts Victory project work for Trump Politico

Paul Ryan heckled at Wisconsin festival over criticism of Trump Yahoo News.

Donald Trump, Ohio & the GOP meltdown Cincinatti Enquirier

Donald Trump's pastor problem: 40 percent of Protestant ministers are still undecided WaPo

How the Golden State Became the Intellectual Capital of Trump's GOP The American Interest (Re Silc).

Clinton-Trump battle too close to call in four swing states McClatchy. This is before Trump's hot mike eruption; in terms of peeling off Trump voters, I would like to whether non-college-educated white women have shifted.

TV Ad Spending Reveals the States Where Trump and Clinton Are Fighting Hardest Bloomberg

Bernie Sanders Packs Schedule With Campaign Stops for Hillary Clinton Wall Street Journal

Hillary Clinton Is in Her Own Form of Climate Denial In These Times
The Disastrous Failure of Lesser Evilism Counterpunch

Howard Dean: How to Move Beyond the Two-Party System NYT. Oh, Hoho

AP Exclusive: Job hunt substantial part of Bayh's last year AP. "Evan Bayh spent substantial time during his last year in the Senate searching for a private sector job even as he voted on issues of interest to his future corporate bosses, according to the former Indiana lawmaker's 2010 schedule." So what? Both party establishments accept the central doctrine of Citizens United , that absent a showing of quid pro quo , there's no corruption. Move along, people, move along. There's no story here.

The Last 100 Days: Obama's Nobel Peace Prize edition Yahoo News

temporal October 9, 2016 at 8:31 am

I'm shocked that Trump would say rude things in private. Men (and women, don't fool yourself) being rude. Huh. Never would have seen that coming. An entire entertainment industry called comedy, especially standup, based on levels of rudeness. Can't be.

World leaders like LBJ watching movies of animals copulating in the White House or bragging about having a Senator doing his bidding indicated by having the man's p*cker in his pocket.

Shocked.

Tom Denman October 9, 2016 at 9:12 am

Yesterday John McCain again showed that he is a national treasure when he assailed Donald Trump's "demeaning comments about women." This voice of decency and reason in 1998 told a meeting of Republicans: "Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father." [1]

McCain was joined in withdrawing support from Trump by his fellow neocon Condoleezza Rice. Rice demonstrated her superior judgement during the summer of 2001 when she systematically devalued intel that explicitly warned of an impending major terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

The Republican hawks repudiating Trump are motivated not by his attitude towards women but by his refusal to kowtow to a War Machine that has bought and paid for Hillary Clinton.

And given that it was already universally known that Trump is a despicable lout, these defections look a lot more like part of a larger orchestrated outrage than a spontaneous reaction to the Trump tape.

[1] https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/sep/02/women.johnmccain

mad as hell. October 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

That is a good find! If only it would go viral!

hreik October 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

And then there's this:

Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain's intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." McCain's face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt." McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/07/report-mccains-profane-ti_n_95429.html

Jim Haygood October 9, 2016 at 10:23 am

So where's Ann Kirkpatrick, McCain's opponent? She hasn't even tweeted for a couple of days:

https://twitter.com/RepKirkpatrick?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Enews%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Nothing there but policy wonkery. *yawn*

McShame is not even mentioned.

clinical wasteman October 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm

Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St Clair ran a great demolition series on MCain during his presidential campaign, with a lot about his disgusting behaviour towards his wife and general gilded misogyny. No link here because the theme recurred through too many articles, a lot of them the late Cockburn's wonderful Friday 'Diary' column (if you missed those at the time, look them up and start reading anywhere; also St Clair has lately revived the tradition, and his diary is almost as good), but they should be easily searchable in the Counterpunch archive. Or you could find them in AC's final book, 'A Colossal Wreck'.

fresno dan October 9, 2016 at 10:22 am

Tom Denman
October 9, 2016 at 9:12 am

I could go all Plato and shadows on the cave walls, but everything we see is filtered. Or emphasized.
Very, very rich people, with very, very specific agendas, do the filtering and decide what you see, but more IMPORTANTLY, what you don't.

jrs October 9, 2016 at 12:48 pm

maybe they are just repudiating for a reason Trump if anyone on earth would understand. They don't want to be seen with a loser (when Trump loses the election).

Robert Hahl October 9, 2016 at 8:33 am

Re: Badgers. From Hunter S. Thompson's Rolling Stone obituary for Richard Nixon"

"It was Richard Nixon who got me into politics, and now that he's gone, I feel lonely. He was a giant in his way. As long as Nixon was politically alive - and he was, all the way to the end - we could always be sure of finding the enemy on the Low Road. There was no need to look anywhere else for the evil bastard. He had the fighting instincts of a badger trapped by hounds. The badger will roll over on its back and emit a smell of death, which confuses the dogs and lures them in for the traditional ripping and tearing action. But it is usually the badger who does the ripping and tearing. It is a beast that fights best on its back: rolling under the throat of the enemy and seizing it by the head with all four claws.

"That was Nixon's style - and if you forgot, he would kill you as a lesson to the others. Badgers don't fight fair, bubba. That's why God made dachshunds.

mad as hell. October 9, 2016 at 8:53 am

I haven't watched him in a while but I gotta feel concerned for CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Having to acknowledge the Russian punk band Pussy Riot on the air a couple of years ago. Now he has to acknowledge " grab them by the pussy" has to be causing him some anguish. Because I'm sure he has never heard that before. Then again a seven figure salary will undoubtedly sooth some of that faux disgust.

fresno dan October 9, 2016 at 9:56 am

mad as hell.
October 9, 2016 at 8:53 am

You know, on PBS Gwen Ifil's Washington Week in Review, a woman correspondent ACTUALLY quoted the audio tape that has Trump saying he grabs a women's "P" – except she SAID, apparently to "clean it up" a woman's "kitty cat."
I spit up my Cabernet!!!

Language – funny how the common name we use to name that small mammalian predator, star of countless Youtube videos, that we keep as pets also refers to womens's sexual organs – except apparently the other name we use for the small mammalian predator can also be used (at least in hip hop videos), but isn't as DIRTY…yet

(hmmm, I thought you could only say kitty cat if you were actually referring to a…."cat" but you can't say "kitty cat" if your referring to a "P" – odd…)

I imagine I could saaaaay any word in such a way to make it sound dirty…

Angry Panda October 9, 2016 at 8:57 am

Quick hits on the Trump thing.

a) Trump's comments are, of course, deplorable. But I do not see how they are at all unexpected or out of character for Trump, especially given all the preceding stories about how he behaved on the set of The Apprentice, etc. I mean, what's next, Breaking News – Sun Rises in East as Previously Thought?

b) If you look at the electoral map (e.g. at RealClearPolitics) and make some reasonable poll-based assumptions (e.g. Virginia and Indiana break for Kaine and Pence, respectively), you end up with exactly three contested areas of the country.

The Southwest – Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada. Let's say those are split 50/50, although so long as Trump keeps flogging the "illegal brown rapists" horse, who knows.

The Rust Belt-ish – the Pennsylvania-to-Wisconsin arc around the Great Lakes (Penn, Ohio, Michigan, WI, MN, minus Indiana).

Florida.

So basically you're looking at something like six states that are likely going to decide the whole contest, because everything else breaks 200-180 or 210-170 or some combination thereof.

Are Trump's comments going to have any influence whatsoever on his Rust Belt vote? Or are those people voting for him because of anti-trade, anti-establishment, anti-Clinton, whatever other factors? More bluntly, are the pro-Trump women in those states going to shriek in horror at his latest crudeness, or say something like "boys will be boys, but Clinton is still worse"? I don't know. I doubt anyone in the media knows either. Maybe we'll have an inkling in 1-2 weeks with fresh sets of polls.

Are Trump's comments going to really change the Florida-white-senior-citizen vote, or whatever bloc over there is (reportedly, per Politico) breaking 2:1 for him? I don't know. I doubt anyone in the world knows. Maybe we'll have a better view in 1-2 weeks (again).

c) Given (a) and (b), as well as the similarly-timed Wikileaks release, as well as the similarly-timed "evil Russians are evil" release by the White House, as well as the upcoming debate…nah, I'm just going to call the whole thing a big set of coincidences and say the media is rightly focusing on the most important story of the hour and not at all willfully ignoring anything else of substance.

NotTimothyGeithner October 9, 2016 at 10:38 am

Lambert noted Trump is already an ugly billionaire who has made horrid statements and noted it's likely this is priced in.

Three issues stand put:
-it's a claim from a very bizarre person with a history of ugly statements not an accusation
-Bill is a serial predator. Lewinsky was an intern under his power. Hillary has been part of smear campaigns and is a purveyor of violence to boot. I recall Gaddafi was widely seen being raped before his death which produced laughter. Also how many people laughed at Shrub's correspondents video where he looks for WMDs. First hand accounts of the occupations and wars have been spread for a long time now.
-the glee from the uni-party and msm can only backfire when they are widely distrusted.

Virginia is breaking for military contracts. Northern Virginia is largely "military Keynesianism" run amok. The vote there will break for whoever is least likely to move federal spending to other locations. They have to lay the mortgage on government salaries. Northern Virginia outside of a few small enclaves is such a dump. Without the spending, no industry will relocate there.

Pavel October 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

British blogger John Ward (self-exiled to France, I believe) made similar and useful points today:

* The recording is eleven years old.

* It takes place in a locker room, where 97% of those mouthing off this morning have never been in their lives. It was the sort of male fantasy-boasting I listened to every Saturday before getting changed into my footie kit.

* Nobody died. The US Ambassador wasn't anally raped and dragged through the streets to a grisly demise. No whistleblower was taken out with a drone.

* It didn't take place in the offices of Goldman Sachs, it didn't take place in the Oval Office, and there were no cigars involved.

* If American men are shocked by this kind of talk, they're either deaf or just never played sports.

* From the day he first opened his mouth in this campaign, anyone with an iota of sensitivity could discern what kind of bloke he is: crude, narcissistic and misogynist. This tape is, therefore, not news.

* The behaviour of his running mate evokes suspicion, I think. Mike Pence voted for Cruz in his home State, and is renowned for his nose being able to sniff a populist soundbite. Both he and Ryan (another Trump-hater in private) were quick to condemn Trump's remarks unequivocally. Senior GOP movers, however, are reputed to have told the Vice-Presidential nominee that if he dumped Trump, they would make him the Republican candidate "by acclamation".

* The source of the story – the Washington Post – is the biggest non-surprise of all of all: the journalist involved there, David Fahrenthold, has written several stories about Trump's charitable foundation (but ignored the infinitely more septic Clinton Foundation) while casting aspersions on his mental capacity to be President (while ignoring Clinton's consistent inability to stand upright unaided.

* Fellow Washpost blogger Richard Cohen wrote two months ago (with remarkable prescience) 'The way to hurt Trump is to ridicule him. He is a man of immense pride, a pompous bloviator and a locker-room towel-snapper. Either ignore him or ridicule him.'

* According to the Post, Farenthold knows the identity of the person who leaked the video to him, but will not disclose it. It seems the person works for NBC, who had a team working full-time to find lewd tapes of Trump during production of their programming featuring him. I understand, however, that NBC were going to leave airing the featured extract until Monday – after the Second TV Debate – and so an activist Democrat supporter downloaded the tape and gave it to Farenthold.

–FARENTHOLD 451: Trump's bonfire of vanities, or smoke blown in our eyes?

I just cannot believe the level of outrage over this comments compared to the real outrages and crimes going on in the world today. Ironically, if Trump implodes, HRC will go on to win but more voters - assuming she has it safely in the bag - may vote 3rd party. In any case the victory will be a poisoned chalice. The most corrupt, dishonest, and disliked candidate as POTUS?

Jim Haygood October 9, 2016 at 12:13 pm

Probably the best political analogy is "Bill's" Monica moment. The institutional D party reaction was, "It's just about sex."

As for "Bill," so for Trump. If it's "just about sex," Trump's supporters (including women) will rationalize it away, just as their Democratic sisters did for "Bill."

Those for whom it's a deal killer were opponents anyway. So nothing has really changed, except that the Clintons could end up getting hoisted on their own petard if the counterattack includes some really damning fresh dirt.

Baby Gerald October 9, 2016 at 9:01 am

Incredible set of links, as always and nice work by our own Richard Smith. SLPs being used to front illegal operations– who would've thought? Excellent investigative work.

The revelations being sussed-out from the Goldman Sachs speeches could be the last straw for Hillary's campaign, tipping undecideds and ex-Sanders supporters further away from her. Public and private position, indeed. It's also an apt term to describe people who answer polls and tell their friends and colleagues they're voting for candidate A, while in fact voting for B,C, or D.

The Trump hot-take comes as another deflection, but it seems that his base supporters could care less.

On a lighter note, the Onion hits the nail on the head once again:

Poll Finds 30% Of Americans Still Undecided Whether To Vote Out Of Fear Or Spite

Tom October 9, 2016 at 9:43 am

The selective outrage regarding Trump's boorish behavior and Hillary Clinton's bloodthirtsy and dangerous policy stances is profound.
In 2013, Clinton says,

"To have a no-fly zone you have to take out all of the air defenses, many of which are located in populated areas. So our missiles, even if they are standoff missiles so we're not putting our pilots at risk- you're going to kill a lot of Syrians," Clinton admitted. She then expressed concern that would make that "intervention that people talk about so glibly" a full-fledged "American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians."

3 days ago, a Rueters report says:

"In a departure from the Obama administration, [Clinton] supports the establishment of a no-fly zone over Syria and has called for an intensified air campaign by the U.S.-led coalition."

See, it's okay when Clinton 'glibly' advocates for military escalation that is guaranteed - by her own admission - to kill innocent civilians. Like a Hindu goddess of death, she is in her rights to decide when it is acceptable to "take" civilians.

But god forbid Trump mentions wanting to f*ck someone who he thinks is attractive. There is no place for that kind of talk in Hillary's civilized world!

voteforno6 October 9, 2016 at 9:59 am

Hillary Clinton said something rather vile about Gaddafi's death:

"We Came, We Saw, He Died"

katiebird October 9, 2016 at 10:03 am

And this is why I will vote out of spite against her and the DNC for nominating her

ProNewerDeal October 9, 2016 at 10:04 am

Trump admitted to past sexual assualts, "hitting on married women by kissing them & grabbing their p***y".

Far worse than expressing sexual desire towards another person. Agreed that HClinton is worse. Trump sexually assaulting 10s of women, is lower on the scale of moral atrocities than killing 1000s of innocent civilians.

Speaking of killing innocent civilians, your friendly reminder that the entire Real Basket of Deplorables cohort of US politicians, including 0bama, P Ryan, HClinton, Trump; kill 45K USians/yr per Harvard Public Health Profs, by their continual blockage of Canada-style MedicareForAll, e.g. another ANNUAL killing of 1000 of innocent (USian) civilians.

Pavel October 9, 2016 at 11:35 am

I believe part of the context is that Trump is boasting how his fame gets him a lot of beautiful women and sex. This is undoubtedly true - just look at Rupert Murdoch's recent marital history. The boasting (and vulgarity) are such a part of his personality. It's odious and I wouldn't want any of my female friends to associate with him, but compared to killing 500,000 kids with Iraqi sanctions, I'd say it's relatively unimportant in the scheme of things.

JTMcPhee October 9, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Henry Kissinger: "power is the ultimate aphrodisiac." He got to screw Jill St. John, and a whole lot of Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, and me and my fellow troops, among others.

We're all screwed, us ordinary people. Don't even have the option of "laying back and enjoying it." Too bad we don't have an organizing principle we can coalesce around, to defeat the parasites and mass murderers and enable a world of decency and comity and viable stability…

Pavel October 9, 2016 at 9:47 am

So I just went to the NY Times "Politics" page at 9:30AM (Eastern Time). Here is a list of the articles, in order. For your reading pleasure or convenience, I have bolded the articles not about Donald Trump. Note their position in the list.

Lewd Donald Trump Tape Is a Breaking Point for Many in the G.O.P.
By JONATHAN MARTIN, MAGGIE HABERMAN and ALEXANDER BURNS

Inside Trump Tower in Manhattan. Donald J. Trump is facing increasing pressure in his own party to end his candidacy.
Pressure built on the candidate to withdraw from the presidential campaign as party leaders urged the G.O.P. to shift its focus to down-ballot contests.

Donald J. Trump waves to supporters outside Trump Tower in New York on Saturday.
NEWS ANALYSIS

Donald Trump's Conduct Was Excused Again and Again. But Not This Time.
By MICHAEL BARBARO and PATRICK HEALY
It turns out that even the most self-interested members of the political class, the true weather vanes swinging in the wind, have their limits.

Why Republicans Are Probably Stuck With Donald Trump
By ALAN RAPPEPORT
Unless he becomes incapacitated or quits, getting rid of him is, legally and logistically, "the equivalent of a triple bank shot."

Donald Trump the Showman, Now Caught in the Klieg Lights
By JIM RUTENBERG 5:00 AM ET
Donald J. Trump deftly used the blending of news and entertainment to build a brand, and then a campaign. But all that drama has turned into a big, messy show.

Graphic: More Than 150 Republican Leaders Don't Support Donald Trump. Here's When They Reached Their Breaking Point.
By KAREN YOURISH, LARRY BUCHANAN and ALICIA PARLAPIANO
Which statements caused Republicans to bail on Donald Trump.

Presidential Debate: What to Watch For
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE 5:00 AM ET
To achieve anything resembling a victory, Donald J. Trump needs to focus on the most compelling parts of his message: trade, the threat of terrorism, and the creation of jobs.

Women React With Fury to Donald Trump's Remarks, but Some Offer Support
By ABBY GOODNOUGH and WINNIE HU
What to tell a 10-year-old daughter? Why hasn't Mr. Trump outgrown the locker-room talk? These are among the questions being asked across the country.

Men Say Trump's Remarks on Sex and Women Are Beyond the Pale
By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
Men of many backgrounds and parts of the country had varied opinions on how men talk, but they agreed that Mr. Trump's version was unacceptable.

Donald Trump's Long Record of Degrading Women
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
The candidate has a history of insulting or unwelcome conduct that goes back several decades, The New York Times has found.

John McCain Withdraws Support for Donald Trump After Disclosure of Recording
By ALAN RAPPEPORT
Mr. McCain became the latest party leader to distance himself from the nominee after a recording showed Mr. Trump speaking about women in lewd and degrading terms.

Paul Ryan, Reluctant Supporter, Weighs Response to Donald Trump's Remarks
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
Mr. Ryan uninvited Mr. Trump from a rally on Saturday, and said he was "sickened" by Mr. Trump's remarks about women. But he did not withdraw his support.

Graphic: Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Reject Donald Trump's Words, Over and Over, but Not His Candidacy
By LARRY BUCHANAN, ALICIA PARLAPIANO and KAREN YOURISH
How the two top Republicans in Congress have responded to Mr. Trump's comments.

Donald Trump Apology Caps Day of Outrage Over Lewd Tape
By ALEXANDER BURNS, MAGGIE HABERMAN and JONATHAN MARTIN
A vulgar discussion recorded in 2005 on a soap opera set added to evidence that Mr. Trump has a record of sexist behavior.

Donald Trump's Apology That Wasn't
By MAGGIE HABERMAN
In a video expressing regret over his lewd comments, Mr. Trump remained defiant, calling the disclosure a "distraction" and used it to renew political and personal attacks on Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump: King of the Old Boys' Club, and Perhaps Its Destroyer
By SUSAN DOMINUS
A taped conversation involving the Republican nominee shows a world women rarely see, and may not forget before Election Day.

Can't Find a Plan on HealthCare.gov? One May Be Picked for You.
By ROBERT PEAR
Under a new policy to make sure people maintain insurance coverage in 2017, the government may automatically enroll them.

What Options Does the U.S. Have After Accusing Russia of Hacks?
By DAVID E. SANGER and NICOLE PERLROTH
Pentagon and intelligence officials have been debating how to deter future attacks while controlling the potential escalation of a cyberconflict.

To Redefine Homestretch, Hillary Clinton Cues the Children
By NICK CORASANITI
"Measure," a new ad that begins with girls checking their heights against wall rulers, aims to stand out near the end of a negative campaign season.

Leaked Speech Excerpts Show a Hillary Clinton at Ease With Wall Street
By AMY CHOZICK, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL BARBARO
According to documents posted online by WikiLeaks, Mrs. Clinton displayed an easy comfort with business and embraced unfettered trade in paid speeches to financial firms.

Newly Released Hillary Clinton Emails Offer Glimpse at Husband's Advice
By STEVEN LEE MYERS and ERIC LICHTBLAU
The State Department began releasing emails the F.B.I. collected during its investigation into her use of a private email server.

Billy Bush, a cousin of former President George W. Bush, in August.
Billy Bush Says He's Ashamed by Lewd Talk With Donald Trump
By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and JOHN KOBLIN
Mr. Bush, a cousin of President George W. Bush, said he was "less mature, and acted foolishly" in a 2005 conversation with Mr. Trump about women.

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/politics/

Imagine if the sexual harassment and rape claims against Bill Clinton were given the same amount of exposure? We know Trump is a lewd, sexist, buffoon, but it was Bill who lied for six months about getting blowjobs from a 20 year old intern in the Oval Office.

The Guardian this morning has a huge front page spread about Trump but not a mention of the Wikileaks release of the Podesta emails.

The MSM just don't give a shit about their credibility.

fresno dan October 9, 2016 at 10:10 am

Pavel
October 9, 2016 at 9:47 am

I just have to note this. I remember how well argued and coordinated the defense of Bill Clinton was. I believed it at first. Do you remember that he couldn't have possibly had sex in the oval office because it is sooooo busy??? (I still think the most outrageous lie is trying to convince people that the president works hard). I could imagine the president having a tryst…but in the Oval office!?!!?? don't be ridiculous.

That people come in and out (dirty side long glance) of the oval office all day unexpectedly????
And of course, the despicable character assassination of Monica …by "pro women" people.

HBE October 9, 2016 at 10:44 am

Guess what every single one of those trump articles have in common. Comments are turned off.

Wouldn't want the plebs muddying the narrative or bringing up bill clinton would we now NYT.

Pavel October 9, 2016 at 11:37 am

I noticed that as well. Same at the Guardian - their main anti-Trump pieces today have comments turned off. Mustn't have the "plebs" mention Bill Clinton's past or bring up the Wikileaks Podesta emails!

MyLessThanPrimeBeef October 9, 2016 at 11:46 am

Like a school lecture.

You listen until the class is over.

Only when you're lucky do you get a chance to ask some questions.

[Oct 09, 2016] Disgusting as Trump is, I am sure not looking forward to the howls of misogyny that will be coming from the Clinton camp

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Kokuanani October 7, 2016 at 6:26 pm

I'm surprised not to see anything here about the "political bombshell" of Trump's latest sexist remarks.

As I listen to the talking heads bloviate about what a "death blow" this is to the Trump campaign, it occurs to me that if the Repubs could engineer Trump's withdrawal from the top of the ticket, they could probably beat Hillary with Pence. They would have to arrange it so that Trump goes agreeably - should not be too hard to do, since many doubt if he WANTS to be president - and Pence could pledge that he would carry forward all of Trump's wonderful Screw the Establishment policies. Trump without the messy Trumpisms.

Disgusting as Trump is, I'm sure not looking forward to the howls of misogyny that will be coming from the Clinton camp. And, just another distraction from talking about policy.

Waldenpond October 7, 2016 at 6:41 pm

1. Clinton is corrupt (again), liar (still), dishonest (again), warmonger (still) etc. Trump is racist(still), bigot (again), misogynist (still), Hitler (Putin, Ahmedinejad)…. gets tedious after the 20th time.

2. I think Trump does it on purpose as a response to a Clinton dump. It looks like her GS speeches are out today so the networks can cover Trump's latest bigoted statement and ignore Clinton insulting the voters and sucking up to the oligarchs.

[Oct 09, 2016] Stop the presses: Donald has no problem with acting like a classless pig!

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cwaltz October 7, 2016 at 8:33 pm

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-recorded-having-extremely-lewd-conversation-about-women-in-2005/ar-BBx95Fw?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp

Just in case anyone was disabused of the idea that Donald has no problem with acting like a classless pig!

NY Union Guy October 7, 2016 at 8:44 pm

This may actually help the Donald mobilize his base of pissed-off white guys. I mean, how do you think they talk about women in their locker rooms, truck stops, and on the unemployment line?

polecat October 7, 2016 at 9:02 pm

..And of course women NEVER engage in harsh or lewd conversations ….. when referencing the male of the species .. am I right ?

cwaltz October 7, 2016 at 9:21 pm

I don't recall those women actually being on the ballot for president.

Good to know you wouldn't be offended to hear a bunch of women treat you like a piece of meat and brag about how they attempted to "nail you" even ignoring the fact that you were married? Nothing offensive there right? You'd love it if women spent their time looking at your pants straining to figure out the size of the bulge so they can discuss it in detail instead of I don't know, actually listening to you? It's classy and professional behavior(and yes Donald was there for work).

Hey, I do have to respect that you've adopted his strategy also of excusing his behavior by making this all about everyone else too- incredibly adult. The "mommy they did it first" defense utilized by Donald Trump, his defenders and 3 to 7 year olds throughout the US.

*shakes head at the immaturity*

cwaltz October 7, 2016 at 9:24 pm

Women are half the electorate. He already had the male vote. He needs the female vote.

I'd like to congratulate him for showing the female half of the species how absolutely disrespectful and creepy he is.

Otis B Driftwood October 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm

Right. Stop the presses. Trump is lascivious. That's news to who, exactly?

And what's next? We learn that Trump sometimes farts in public? Or worse, lets go the occasional SBD? "Revealed" to deflect the latest revelation of Clinton greed and corruption, I'm sure.

Sheesh … what a low, debased and sad spectacle all around.

[Oct 08, 2016] Strategic timing of release of Trump sex tapes

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Tom aka Rusty : Saturday, October 08, 2016 at 07:01 AM
HRS'c speech transcripts should be front page news today.

However.....

The Donald certainly took care of that!

[Oct 06, 2016] Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado says shes done talking about Trump Daily Mail Online

Oct 06, 2016 | dailymail.co.uk

A former Miss Universe who says Donald Trump 'fat-shamed' her and called her 'Miss Piggy' says she's done battling the billionaire.

Alicia Machado will not give any more interviews on the way Trump treated her, representatives for the Venezuelan-born beauty queen told DailyMail.com.

'We will not be discussing the Trump subject any further,' an email from her reps at Anderson Public Relations Group said.

A statement from Machado that accompanied to the message blasted Trump and his campaign for 'launching insults and are attempting to revive slanders and false accusations about my life, in order to humiliate, intimidate, and unbalance me.

'These attacks are cheap lies with bad intentions,' she said.

A former Miss Universe who says Donald Trump 'fat-shamed' her and called her 'Miss Piggy' says she's done battling the billionaire. Alicia Machado says she will not give any more interviews on the way Trump treated her

Machado blasted Trump in a statement for 'launching insults and are attempting to revive slanders and false accusations about my life, in order to humiliate, intimidate, and unbalance me.' She's pictured fighting off the press on Oct. 1 at a Fashion Week event in California

After Hillary Clinton put a spotlight on Machado's strife with Trump in the first general election debate, the 39-year-old's dirty laundry spilled out into the public.

Video from a Spanish reality TV show Machado participated in showed her having sex with another contestant while she was engaged to baseball star Bobby Abreu.

It was further revealed that she was listed as an accomplice in an attempted murder in 1998, two years after she carried the Miss Universe crown.

Machado allegedly drove the getaway car and threatened to kill the judge overseeing the case. Her then-boyfriend was indicted in the criminal case.

Clinton's campaign has been unwilling to admit to knowing, or not knowing, about Machado's past.

'I don't think that in any way excuses what Trump has said about her,' Clinton's national press secretary, Brian Fallon, told DailyMail.com.

Alicia Machado appears topless on reality show The Farm Loaded:

ROLE (IN THE HAY) MODEL: Machado had sex in front of the cameras – and moaned about Spanish TV host Fernando Acaso's 'p***a' – during a 2005 episode of 'La Granja'

Trump last week accused Machado of making a 'sex tape' as he lashed out at Clinton in a 3 AM Twitter rant for propping her up.

That was a reference to a 2005 reality TV show modeled after 'Big Brother,' in which Machado was filmed having intercourse on camera with a fellow contestant.

In the 2005 episode of 'La Granja,' she had sex in front of the cameras with Spanish TV host Fernando Acaso.

Machado was engaged to Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Abreu at the time. The Venezuelan major-leaguer called off the wedding after clips of the show appeared online.

The broadcast showed Acaso on top of her, with Machado whispering in Spanish about his manhood.

'Oh your d***, my love, what a tasty d***! Your d*** is divine,' she moans while they go at it.

Later during the broadcast replay, the show's host read aloud what Machado had written about the man.

CRINGE: Machado's sex scene in the reality-show fun house was relived frame by frame complete with mortified squirming, and her fiancé Bobby Abreu later called off their engagement

Interviewed about sex scene: Machado was interviewed about what she did in bed with Fernando Acaso, appearing to be embarrassed as an interviewer revealed she had said: 'He f***s me like a b****.'

'Really, that guy is cute, he loves me, he understands me, he accepts me, he protects me, he supports me, he respects me,' read her testimonial.

'He treats me like a goddess, he f***s me like a b****!'

Machado told Univision when she returned to Miami that 'I felt fine as a person, as a human being.'

'It was a very strong experience, very difficult in all senses, and I feel very happy with the events in Spain. I had people's support once more and I gained respect for what I am as a person and that was the purpose.'

Trump has also suggested that Clinton's campaign obtained U.S. citizenship for Machado. The Democrat's aides say that's not true. Machado became a citizen on her own.

The scrutiny appears to have taken a toll on the actress and mother.

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Hillary Clinton made Machado's strife with Trump over her weight the focal point of her charge in last week's general election debate that the Republican is a sexist

In response to DailyMail.com's request for an interview, Machado's representatives said: 'Thank you for reaching out regarding Alicia. At this point in time Alicia has said her comments about the trump situation (please see her statement below) and we are no longer discussing the subject.

'If you are interested in talking about Alicia's career, her businesses and her philanthropy we are open to discussing, however we will not be discussing the Trump subject any further.'

A long statement from Machado said Trump is 'attempting to distract from his campaign's real problems and his inability to be the leader of this great country' by 'discrediting her.'

'When I was young, the now candidate, humiliated me, insulted me, disrespected me both publicly and privately in the cruelest way. The same way this happened to me, it's clear that throughout the years, he's continued his actions and behavior with other women.

'Therefore, I will continue to stand on my feet, sharing my story and my absolute support for Secretary Clinton, on behalf of all women.'

Machado's commitment to spreading the word about the public humiliation she says the Republican presidential nominee caused her does not, apparently, extend to interviews on the topic, however.

As of Wednesday evening, Hillary Clinton was still using Machado as an example of her opponent's 'lack of respect for women.'

'The list is long. He insulted Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe. He said that pregnancy is an inconvenience for a woman's employer,' Clinton said at a Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C..

She said, 'Recently, more than 20 people who worked on his TV show have come forward to say he was frequently inappropriate with the cast and crew members – another reason why he is temperamentally unfit to be president.'

Clinton was referring to an Associated Press report from Monday in which contestants and crew members from The Apprentice claimed the married Trump rated participants by the size of their breasts and talked about having sex with them.

Trump's campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said in response, 'These outlandish, unsubstantiated, and totally false claims fabricated by publicity hungry, opportunistic, disgruntled former employees, have no merit whatsoever.'

Defending his comments about women's looks Wednesday in a TV interview with Las Vegas channel KSNV Trump said 'a lot of that was done for the purpose of entertainment.'

'I can tell you this: There is nobody – nobody,' he said, that has more respect for women than I do.'

A spokesman for Clinton's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Machado's decision to stop doing interviews on Trump and how that might affect the Democratic candidate's own speeches.

Clinton has no public events on her schedule between now and Sunday's presidential debate. Her next rally is on Monday in Michigan.

FULL ALICIA MACHADO STATEMENT ON DONALD TRUMP

'The Republican candidate and his campaign are, once again launching attacks, insults and are attempting to revive slanders and false accusations about my life, in order to humiliate, intimidate, and unbalance me. These attacks are cheap lies with bad intentions. This, of course, is not the first time the candidate insists on discrediting someone or insists on demoralizing women, minorities, and people of certain religions through his hateful campaign. This is definitely one of his most frightful characteristics. Through his attacks, he's attempting to distract from his campaign's real problems and his inability to be the leader of this great country.

When I was young, the now candidate, humiliated me, insulted me, disrespected me both publicly and privately in the cruelest way. The same way this happened to me, it's clear that throughout the years, he's continued his actions and behavior with other women. Therefore, I will continue to stand on my feet, sharing my story and my absolute support for Secretary Clinton, on behalf of all women -- my sisters, aunts, grandmothers, cousins, women within the community. I want to thank all of my Latinas and those who have supported me and given me love and respect for my career, and as a human being. I became a United States citizen because my daughter was born here and because I wanted to exercise my rights, among them, I wanted to vote.

I will continue standing firm in my lived experience as Miss Universe and even stronger with your support. I've been so pleased and honored by so many kind and heartfelt words. I'm focusing on my career and my work as a mother, and I will continue taking positive steps for the Latino community. I will continue being an activist for women's rights and fighting for the respect we deserve. I appreciate all your love and thank you again for your support.'