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Read the famous psychoanalyst Howard Covitz on all things Trump here. Back to September posts
|Dr. Covitz as Donald Trump|
The political implications of a natural disaster coming at a crucial time for Trump and Hillary
How will nearly wall to wall coverage of the hurricane and the subsequent devastation help Hillary?
Added: Some people will say (have said) that it is crass, gauche, and insensitive to write about this. Some have commented that I am rooting for a catastrophe. Others seems to think one story out of thousands of side-bar stories will be taken up by the right wing to show Hillary supporter is a bad light.I believe many Kos readers and writers, perhaps not most, but at least a significant minority, can handle well thought out political analysis.
Obviously coverage will be very limited for the national news to cover campaign events. Here’s where Hillary has a huge advantage over Trump. As Rachel pointed out last night, Hillary has an A list team of crowd pleasing spokespeople who are scheduled to speak at rallies in battleground states. When she went over the list last night mentioning the “biggies,” Bill, Bernie, Bidden, and Warren, she neglected to note that Al Gore just announced he will be campaigning for her.
Of course Hillary and Kaine will have their own events.
As Rachel noted, all Trump has is Trump and Pence (the boring guy).
These events won’t get much national play unless something dramatic happens as long as the hurricane and its aftermath are making major news. But the local news stations will cover them and that is going to have an impact in the battleground states.
Check out where and with whom they are scheduled online or below.
The second reason is Hillary’s advertising advantage. Trump and the RNC haven’t spent much money on advertising to date. Whether Hillary has more money to spend on advertising than Trump (and I’ve read that she does) isn’t as significant as the fact that advertising may be the only way to get the candidate’s messages out to a general audience during hurricane coverage.
This will force the Trump campaign to spend their advertising dollars before they intended to.
Trump has depended on the media covering his rallies knowing that this save him money and that they are waiting for him to say something outrageous. He must know that even networks like MSNBC fall victim to this con and give him substantial air time (much to MSNBC viewer frustration).
Rally coverage is hit or miss for the candidate. They can never know for sure what sound bite will be rebroadcast and make the news.
Advertising messages are controlled by the candidates.
In the case of the hurricane one plus one equals more than merely two when it comes for the advantage for Hillary.
But wait, there’s more…. yet a third reason. Hillary doesn’t have to feign empathy!
Scheduled Hillary EventsWeds., Oct. 5, 2016
Welcome to the redesigned Scheduled Events page. The information presented below not only displays Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s events, but anyone representing Hillary for America, including Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and other politicians and celebrities appearing on the behalf of HFA.
Hyperlinks below will lead to the official page for the event where you can RSVP or purchase tickets. The lack of a hyperlink or a blank field indicates that the information for the event is not currently available. For past events, please visit the Speech Archive.
Note: Fundraisers are scheduled a month in advance while public events are only scheduled a few days in advance. The list below will be heavy with fundraisers due to this fact. Check back daily for an updated scheduled public events or visit hillaryclinton.com/... to view events in your area.
|October 6, 2016||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Rally||Tim Kaine|
|October 6, 2016||Las Vegas, Nevada||Voter Registration Event||Tim Kaine|
|October 6, 2016||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Early Voting Event||Chelsea Clinton|
|October 6, 2016||Dearborn, Michigan||Rally||Senator Bernie Sanders|
|October 6, 2016||Ann Arbor, Michigan||Rally||Senator Bernie Sanders|
|October 6, 2016||Lansing, Michigan||Rally||Senator Bernie Sanders|
|October 6, 2016||Grand Rapids, Michigan||Rally||Senator Bernie Sanders|
|October 6, 2016||Los Angeles, California||Fundraiser||Senator Al Franken|
|October 7, 2016||Las Vegas, Nevada||Event with Nevada Seniors||Tim Kaine|
|October 7, 2016||Bristol, Pennsylvania||Voter Registration Event||Vice President Joe Biden|
|October 7, 2016||Keene, New Hampshire||Rally||Senator Bernie Sanders|
|October 7, 2016||Nashua, New Hampshire||Rally||Senator Bernie Sanders|
|October 7, 2016||Bangor, Maine||Rally||Senator Bernie Sanders|
|October 7, 2016||Madison, Wisconsin||Early Voting Event||Senator Elizabeth Warren and Russ Feingold|
|October 7, 2016||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Early Voting Event||Senator Elizabeth Warren and Russ Feingold|
|October 7, 2016||Boston, Massachusetts||Fundraiser||Marc Elias|
|October 8, 2016||Raleigh, North Carolina||Fundraiser||Ernest Green, Carlotta Walls LaNier, and Terrence Roberts|
|October 9, 2016||St. Louis, Missouri||Presidential Debate||Hillary Clinton|
|October 9, 2016||Las Vegas, Nevada||Fundraiser||Senator Kirsten Gillibrand|
|October 10, 2016||Denver, Colorado||Get Out the Vote Concert||Tim Kaine & Dave Matthews|
|October 10, 2016||Wisconsin||Organizing Event||Chelsea Clinton|
|October 10, 2016||Chicago, Illinois||Fundraiser||Madeleine Albright and Rick Bayless|
|October 11, 2016||Greensboro, North Carolina||Rally||President Barack Obama|
|October 13, 2016||San Francisco, California||Fundraiser||Hillary Clinton|
|October 13, 2016||Boston, Massachusetts||Fundraiser||Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee|
|October 14, 2016||Cleveland, Ohio||Get Out the Early Vote||President Barack Obama|
|October 14, 2016||Dublin, Ireland||Fundraiser for American Citizens||Elizabeth Frawley Bagley|
|October 15, 2016||Jersey City, New Jersey||Fundraiser||Chelsea Clinton & Mayor Steven Fulop|
|October 15, 2016||Chicago, Illinois||Fundraiser||Chicago for Hillary|
|October 17, 2016||Bathesda, Maryland||Fundraiser||Tim Kaine|
|October 17, 2016||New York City, New York||Fundraiser||Chelsea Clinton|
|October 17, 2016||Dallas, Texas||Fundraiser||LGBT and Allies|
|October 18, 2016||Boston, Massachusetts||Fundraiser||Padma Lakshmi|
|October 19, 2016||Las Vegas, Nevada||Presidential Debate||Hillary Clinton|
|October 19, 2016||Newton, Massachusetts||Debate Watch Party Fundraiser||Jewish Community for Hillary|
|October 23, 2016||Gettsburg, Pennsylvania||Fundraiser||Laura Rosenberger|
|October 23, 2016||Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts||Fundraiser||Former Congressman Barney Frank|
Must Read: The third time The Atlantic has ever endorsed a candidate - and a scathing indictment of Donald Trump
These concerns compel us, for the third time since the magazine’s founding, to endorse a candidate for president. Hillary Rodham Clinton has more than earned, through her service to the country as first lady, as a senator from New York, and as secretary of state, the right to be taken seriously as a White House contender. She has flaws (some legitimately troubling, some exaggerated by her opponents), but she is among the most prepared candidates ever to seek the presidency. We are confident that she understands the role of the United States in the world; we have no doubt that she will apply herself assiduously to the problems confronting this country; and she has demonstrated an aptitude for analysis and hard work.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, has no record of public service and no qualifications for public office. His affect is that of an infomercial huckster; he traffics in conspiracy theories and racist invective; he is appallingly sexist; he is erratic, secretive, and xenophobic; he expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself. He is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of America’s nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read.
It’s not who wins the night, it’s who wins the morning after, and it’s not Trump and Pence
Comments on Daily Kos
If only Trump was this smart:
Best post debate headline:
|Construction of wind turbine at the Mass Maritime Academy, Buzzard’s Bay|
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
Comment and read comments here
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Waking up to: COMMENT on Daily Kos
A sympathetic utterance by Hillary has one line which out of context is being used against her:I woke up to this story and read the following on the website that broke the story. Talk about bias!
This is a load of crap:
In her remarks, she derisively wrote off Sanders supporters and made other comments that would draw attention when the audio became public.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
“The genius of Donald Trump is to make sure he follows the law ... and politically he has said he is going to change these laws,” Christie said. He added that Trump should only be “taking a bow for the fact that he has said, well before this story came out, that we need to change the tax laws because they are harming the American people every day.”Genius, apparently, was the main adjective that the Trump campaign was using in its talking points to handle the story.
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani used the same descriptor when talking about the candidate.
“My response is, he’s a genius. ... Absolute genius,” Giuliani said. Huffington Post.
If you haven’t watched it yet, here it is.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Waking up to Huffington Post
- Few Republicans were keen on discussing Trump’s debate performance or defending the personal dramas he has reignited. McConnell bluntly swept aside questions about Trump.
- “This is not something that I am going to discuss today,” the Senate leader told one reporter who asked about Trump’s impact on Senate races.
- Pressed by another reporter about why he would not speak about Trump, McConnell replied, “Because I choose not to.”
- When Ryan was asked to comment on Trump’s attacks Tuesday on Machado, the Wisconsin Republican demurred: “I was working out and working this morning. I didn’t watch.”
- Embattled GOP senators found various ways to avoid evaluating Trump’s debate turn.
- “I didn’t see it, guys. I was on an airplane,” Florida’s Marco Rubio told reporters.
- “I have no idea. I’m not a pundit,” Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson said.
Now that Trump’s Miss Universe crude body shaming is in the news it’s time to report this pic-toon.