13 long, dark nights for America: He appears not to read

by awindram

Thirteen long, dark nights to go. 

Trump’s Daily Twitter Highlight: “Hillary said she was under sniper fire (while surrounded by USSS.) Turned out to be a total lie. She is not fit to lead our country.”

Clinton’s Daily Twitter Highlight: “It’s Hillary’s birthday! Don’t forget to sign her card:

Daily election article of interest: Against Donald Trump

Hillary’s twitter feed today was mostly an ill-advised exercise in self-congratulation over her birthday, but however cringe-y that was, it had nothing on the VERY SPECIAL OFFER!!! ACT NOW! LIMITED AVAILABILITY that Donald had for his supporters – the opportunity to have your name on a wall in Trump Tower. He is seemingly seeking to be the country’s informercial-host-in-chief. Has anyone said if Trump TV is intended to be cable news or did we just all assume that? Perhaps it’s actually going to be Trump’s answer to QVC.


For only the third time in their over 150 year publication history The Atlantic has endorsed a candidate (see link above). The previous occasions were for Abraham Lincoln  and Lyndon B. Johnson. The endorsement isn’t so much for the suitability of Clinton as the disturbing unsuitability of Trump as President.

As the magazine writes,  “If Hillary Clinton were facing Mitt Romney, or John McCain, or George W. Bush, or, for that matter, any of the leading candidates Trump vanquished in the Republican primaries, we would not have contemplated making this endorsement.”

But this is I what I found to be the most damning, “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.”

He appears not to read.

I don’t think you can make a more disparaging assessment of someone than that.