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Monday, November 02, 2015

 
Meanwhile, in Bizarroworld

by digby

Here's Trumpie's latest:

On the Democratic side, Trump said, "[y]ou have this crazy Wasserman Schultz — Deborah Wasserman Schultz — who is in there, a highly neurotic woman."

"This is a woman that is a terrible person. I watch her on television. She's a terrible person," Trump continued. "And in all fairness, she negotiated a great deal for Hillary because they gave Hillary all softballs."

"Unbelievable," Bannon remarked.

"Every ball was a softball. And in fact, the other candidates weren't even allowed to talk up against her," Trump said.

Then he went to talk about how his dick crowds are bigger than Sanders'

In Bizarroworld, these are softballs:

First question to Clinton:
You were against same-sex marriage. Now you're for it. You defended President Obama's immigration policies. Now you say they're too harsh. You supported his trade deal dozen of times. You even called it the "gold standard". Now, suddenly, last week, you're against it.

Will you say anything to get elected?

Follow-up:

Secretary Clinton, though, with all due respect, the question is really about political expediency. Just in July, New Hampshire, you told the crowd you'd, quote, "take a back seat to no one when it comes to progressive values." Last month in Ohio, you said you plead guilty to, quote, "being kind of moderate and center."

Do you change your political identity based on who you're talking to?

First question to Sanders:
Senator Sanders. A Gallup poll says half the country would not put a socialist in the White House. You call yourself a democratic socialist. How can any kind of socialist win a general election in the United States?

First follow-up:

You - the - the Republican attack ad against you in a general election - it writes itself. You supported the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. You honeymooned in the Soviet Union. And just this weekend, you said you're not a capitalist. Doesn't that ad write itself?

Then Cooper asked, "let me be clear is there anyone on this stage who isn't a capitalist?" as if this was a serious subject of debate in the Democratic Party.

More softballs:

Governor Chafee, you've been everything but a socialist. When you were senator from Rhode Island, you were a Republican. When you were elected governor, you were an independent. You've only been a Democrat for little more than two years. Why should Democratic voters trust you won't change again?

Governor O'Malley, the concern of voters about you is that you tout our record as Baltimore's mayor. As we all know, we all saw it. That city exploded in riots and violence in April. The current top prosecutor in Baltimore, also a Democrat, blames your zero tolerance policies for sowing the seeds of unrest. Why should Americans trust you with the country when they see what's going on in the city that you ran for more than seven years?

Senator Webb, in 2006, you called affirmative action "state-sponsored racism." In 2010, you wrote an op/ed saying it discriminates against whites. Given that nearly half the Democratic Party is non-white, aren't you out of step with where the Democratic Party is now?

That's what these wingnuts call softballs. But then the candidates didn't whine and cry like a bunch of little babies over having to answer them. They just answered them. (Jim Webb got a little pouty about not being called on enough, but then he's a right winger so it figures.)

As for Trump's characterization of Wasserman-Schultz as a highly neurotic woman and a terrible person is typical for him. I have no doubt that the wingnuts are cheering it.

Update: John Amato caught Trump's appearance on the sports show "The Herd" today. He calls Rubio a lightweight:



How come these guys all call for the smelling salts when a reporter asks them an uncomfortable question but Trump can call them every name in the book and it's just part of the game?