From Cillizza of The Washington Post:
It's been six days since a hot-mic tape in which Donald Trump makes a series of lewd and sexually suggestive comments about women went public. But until first lady Michelle Obama stepped on the podium at a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton on Thursday in New Hampshire, no public figure has so effectively encapsulated how this moment has made many American women feel.Then there's Cillizza's take on Teh Trump Crazie:
An at-times emotional Obama admitted that she “couldn't stop thinking about” the comments made by Trump and had to address them in her speech." It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted,” she added. Her speech reflected just how much Trump's remarks affected her.
“This is not normal,” Obama said at one point. “This is not politics as usual.” At another she insisted that “strong men don't need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.”
Donald Trump has never been one to shy away from embracing conspiracy theories. This is the man who suggested that Ted Cruz's father might have been involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Who insisted a malfunctioning microphone was the work of a media determined to keep him from winning. Who spent five years “investigating” whether President Obama is a U.S. citizen. (Turns out he is!) Who suggested that the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia might have been the result of foul play. And who speculated about the circumstances surrounding the suicide of longtime Clinton confidant Vince Foster.Sadly, teh crazie is still with us.
On Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla., Trump — with his campaign reeling from revelations regarding lewd comments he made about women in 2005 and a series of allegations of groping — delivered the latest iteration of his stump speech. It was an address that can be summed up in a single word: “Conspiracy.”
Take a look at this from Infowars:
Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta used a term known to reference assassination in an email sent to a lobbyist days before Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s mysterious death.And then:
Justice Scalia was later found dead in a hotel room in Texas on the night of February 12 – three days after the email exchange took place.Post hoc ergo propter hoc, to be sure. But also there's this bit of reality: Scalia was an overweight 79 yr old with diabetes, COPD and high blood pressure. Sadly to teh crazies, the logical assumption is that he was bumped off by the Clintons. IN TEXAS. John Podesta all but said so!!
If you don't believe it, you're either in on the conspiracy or one of the sheeple too blind to see it.
Sad so sad.