TRUMP/Clinton: HANSON – Tenth life; SOWELL – Act or talk?; BURNS & MARTIN – Ryan folds; TARANTO – GOP melts; GASPARINO – Wall St. speeches; SWOYER – “CNN sucks”
NATIONAL: FARAGE – Little people; RUCKER & COSTA – Each for self; KIRBY – Uncounted illegals; CHANG – North Korea.
Janet: Malvern Office for Trump –
Location for the Malvern Office for Trump. Phones should be in and phone banks will begin. Right now you can get signs, handouts, and volunteer for door to door campaigning.
The address is: 270 Lancaster Ave, Suite H, Malvern PA 19355
So . . . She lies, takes bribes, ignores 3AM calls, believes in climate change, and a new world nation without borders – just another diseased Madam with an errant husband and a homely, spoiled daughter . . .Meanwhile, Trump fights a war on two fronts – between those who have existing deals to protect and the collectivists who take money – check or cash – from anyone. Trump needs a light saber and should use a “Star Wars” theme!
Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “The Tenth Life of Donald Trump”
“By seizing control of Sunday night’s debate, he steadied his faltering candidacy — a bit.
“The Sunday debate recalibrated the moribund Trump candidacy. It will not end this week. The stampede and groupthink calls for his resignation will ease. Trump might have lost the debate on points of detail, but by the end of hour one, he had won it on energy level and audacity. No one has ever spoken so bluntly to Hillary Clinton in her 30 years in politics. The confrontation was long overdue. In an either/or race, Trump at least reminded the audience that he is running as a refutation of the status quo. Hillary still bores with the idea that Obama’s record is fine and her continuance of it will make things even better.
“Trump, as the teenage delinquent, was at times, as expected, repetitive and brash. Hillary, as playground monitor, was characteristically off-putting, sanctimonious and disingenuous. At one point she foolishly explained her advocacy of being duplicitous by comparing herself to a supposed two-faced Abe Lincoln. Pulling Old Abe down to pull yourself up is not a good idea. Nor is referring voters to ‘fact-checking’ at her own website! And there is something now surreal about Hillary’s promises to get tough with Putin, after she cooked up that ridiculous stunt of a red ‘reset’ button in Geneva in 2009, while subsequently caving on almost everything the Russians wanted.
“By the debate’s end, it was almost miraculously forgotten that hours earlier, Trump had been considered dead. That fact also translated into a Trump debate victory. . .”
Thomas Sowell, NRO: “Hillary Clinton’s Actions Are Worse Than Donald Trump’s Words”
“Trump’s offenses do not make Clinton the better candidate, because her actions have harmed Americans and her policies are dangerous.
“. . . Women have a right to be offended by Trump’s words. But women have suffered a far worse fate from Secretary Clinton’s and President Obama’s actions. Pulling American troops out of Iraq, despite military advice to the contrary, led to the sudden rise of ISIS and their seizing of many women and young girls as sex slaves.
“A message from one of these women urged the bombing of ISIS. She said she would rather be dead than live the life of a sex slave. Some women who tried to commit suicide and failed have been tortured for trying.
“Meanwhile, President Obama tried to downplay ISIS with flippant words, by calling them the junior varsity. His half-hearted, foot-dragging military response has allowed ISIS to parade before the world as triumphant conquerors, appealing to disgruntled people in Western countries to carry out terrorist attacks in support of their cause. That is a lot worse than some stupid and gross words by Donald Trump, which even he has had to repudiate. “Make no mistake about it. Neither party has a good candidate for president. The choice is between bad and disastrous. . .”
Alexander Burns & Jonathan Martin, NYT: “Paul Ryan Turns Focus from Donald Trump to House Races, Roiling G.O.P.”
“The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, dealt a hammer blow to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy on Monday, dashing any remaining semblance of Republican unity and inviting fierce backlash from his own caucus by announcing that he would no longer defend Mr. Trump.
“Mr. Ryan’s stance drew an immediate rebuke from Mr. Trump, who posted on Twitter that Mr. Ryan should focus on governing “and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee.”
Mr. Ryan informed Republican lawmakers on a morning conference call that he would never again campaign for Mr. Trump and would dedicate himself instead to defending the party’s majority in Congress, according to five lawmakers who participated in the call and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
“Effectively conceding defeat for his party in the presidential race, Mr. Ryan said his most urgent task was ensuring that Hillary Clinton did not take the helm with Democratic control of the House and Senate, two lawmakers said. . .”
James Taranto, WSJ: GOP Meltdown
“The party’s leaders are at odds with its voters.
““The Republican Party plunged into an epic and historic political crisis Saturday with just a month to go until Election Day as a growing wave of GOP lawmakers called on defiant presidential nominee Donald Trump to drop out of the race in the wake of a video showing him make crude sexual remarks,” the Washington Post reported Saturday night.
“An epic and historic political crisis” may seem a tad overwrought now, after Trump’s improved debate performance Sunday night. But it was an apt description of Saturday’s mood, and unless the debate turns out to be the start of a Trump turnaround, the crisis is likely to re-emerge after the election—if not before.
“In August this column posed the question: ‘If Trump Loses, Can the GOP Survive?’ We argued that the party was failing at a basic function, namely uniting behind its nominee. Most notably, four former presidential candidates—Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Mitt Romney—had refused to endorse Trump. Cruz has since announced that he will vote for Trump.
“But on Saturday, as the Post noted, ‘more than two dozen Republican lawmakers . . . called on Trump to leave the race, often touting vice presidential candidate Mike Pence as an alternative.’ No dice, replied Trump on Twitter: ‘The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly – I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN! #MAGA.’
Charles Gasparino, NYPost: “Wall Street speeches reveal the real Hillary”
“The (true) story that Hillary Clinton is a liar on issues big and small, that she uses half-truths, deceptions and dissembling to cover up her reprobate behavior is an old one.
“But it’s a story Hillary breathes more life into every day she moves closer to becoming president. The latest treasure-trove of evidence: a WikiLeaks e-mail dump chronicling her two-faced behavior in such dramatic tones that it should be required reading for anyone who thinks she has the temperament to lead this country. (She hasn’t denied the e-mails’ authenticity.)
“At issue in the e-mails, which were apparently hacked from an aide’s account, is the disparity between her rhetoric when speaking before Wall Street types who are paying her (and whom she needs for campaign contributions), and voters she needed over the past year to win this fall’s presidential election.
“Of course, it was the late, great columnist Bill Safire who caused a stir back in 1996 when he chronicled then-First Lady Clinton’s manifold falsehoods over the years, from how she gamed the commodities markets by miraculously earning $100,000 in cattle futures by, she claimed, simply reading the newspaper (and not because she had a well-connected broker), or her involvement in questionable land deals as a Little Rock, Ark., lawyer while hubby Bill was governor.
“Back then, Safire called her ‘a congenital liar,’ something that brought howls of protest from the left as a wild overreach. It certainly didn’t stop Hillary from becoming a US senator, secretary of state and now likely president.
“But Clinton’s old lies shouldn’t lead us to ignore the new ones. In fact, the longevity of her lying from the so-called Travelgate fiasco in the 1990s while her husband was president to her current rationale for keeping a private e-mail server to accept classified information make them all the more noxious. . .”
Alex Swoyer, Breitbart: “10,000 Supporters at Pennsylvania Trump Rally Chant ‘CNN Sucks’”
“‘I’m telling you, they are so dishonest. Without the media, Hillary Clinton couldn’t be elected dog catcher,’ Trump stated. ‘CNN is a disgrace.’
“The Republican nominee then alleged that CNN turned off its camera as he was criticizing the network.
“‘I love WikiLeaks,’ Trump proclaimed, while bashing his opponent Hillary Clinton during the campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania with nearly 10,000 people, according to Fox News, at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. WikiLeaks has been slowly revealing controversial emails from Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta.
“‘Crooked Hillary Clinton said that terrorism is not a threat to the nation,’ Trump read from a piece of paper to the crowd, saying she made that comment during a paid speech behind closed doors.
“‘Let me tell you, terrorism is a big threat,’Trump declared. ‘Hillary admitted that ISIS could infiltrate with the refugees.’
“Trump also referenced an email about Benghazi from Sidney Blumenthal, whom he called, ‘sleazy Sidney.’
“‘The attack was almost certainly preventable. Clinton was in charge of the State Department,’ Trump stated, reading from his notes on the email. ‘If the GOP wants to raise that as a talking point against her, it is legitimate.’
“Trump claimed she is now admitting they could have done something about Benghazi. The crowd booed in reaction and chanted, ‘Lock her up!’
“‘What a group we have!’ Trump responded. . .”
Nigel Farage, UK Telegraph:” The little people have had enough – not just here, but in America too”
“There are fewer than 30 days to go before the US presidential election. It is a campaign which mirrors many of the arguments and conflicts that we have seen recently in British politics, especially during the recent referendum campaign. Essentially, this election is about continuity versus change, with huge doses of personal vitriol thrown in. . .
“Like him or loathe him, Trump is not a part of the political elite and he most certainly is not constrained by political correctness. When I spoke at one of his rallies in Jackson, Mississippi, I saw a fanatical gathering of his fans who want to give the Establishment a good hiding. “We want our country back” works as a slogan here, too. The first signs of a political rebellion took the form of the Tea Party. The satirist Ian Hislop once described it as rather like Ukip – but with God and guns. They not only railed against the Washington elites, but made the link between big business, Wall Street banks and Washington politics. The same story is behind the growth of new parties across the whole of the European Union and was an important feature in voters’ minds in the UK this June.
“Not only did JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs help to fund the Remain campaign but they increasingly give the appearance of owning a whole section of our political class. When Berlusconi was forced to resign as the Italian prime minister, he was replaced by the unelected Mario Monti, a Goldman Sachs man.
“The recently retired EU Commission president, José Manuel Barroso, now has a job with Goldman Sachs, despite being a former Maoist. This week’s Wikileaks exposé shows that Hillary Clinton has been paid good money doing speeches for Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and the Wall Street giants. They really must like her as she told them that she wants a hemispheric common market.
“The similarities between the different sides in this election are very like our own recent battle. As the rich get richer and big companies dominate the global economy, voters all across the West are being left behind. The blue-collar workers in the valleys of South Wales angry with Chinese steel dumping voted Brexit in their droves. In the American rust belt, traditional manufacturing industries have declined, and it is to these people that Trump speaks very effectively, since they have all but given up hope of Washington.
“To them must be added the small businesses and sole traders in both the UK and America. Every small business feels put-upon by the sheer volume and weight of regulation. Our new hyper-regulated world makes it tough for the little people to compete with the business giants. These people want deregulation, and Trump is promising them that. Many feel they have nothing to lose in voting for him.
“There was one key dynamic that allowed the Brexit campaign to win. Nearly two and a half million people who had not voted in the last general election – or had never voted in their lives – turned out on June 23. A clear majority of these voted to leave the EU and tipped the balance.
“They felt that, for once, it was worth the bother of going out to vote, and they were right. . .”
Philip Rucker & Robert Costa, WaPo: “The GOP tumbles toward anarchy: ‘It’s every person for himself or herself’”
“The Republican Party tumbled toward anarchy Monday over its presidential nominee, as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) cut Donald Trump loose in an emergency maneuver to preserve the party’s endangered congressional majorities.
“Ryan’s announcement that he would no longer defend or campaign with Trump prompted biting condemnations from within his caucus and from Trump himself, who publicly lashed out at the speaker.
“It was an extraordinary display of personal animus just four weeks before the election, destroying any semblance of party unity behind a nominee who many GOP leaders said they could no longer stomach because of his character traits and tawdry campaign tactics.
“New national and battleground-state polls showed Trump sliding since Friday’s publication of a 2005 video of him bragging about sexual assault, putting Clinton in position for a possible electoral landslide. Clinton surged to an 11 percentage point lead nationally in an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll conducted over the weekend. . .”
Brendan Kirby, Lifezette: Border Crisis: Illegal Crossings May Be Far Higher Than Official Numbers”
“Head of border patrol union says government has been ‘lying to the American people’
“A new Department of Homeland Security study revises and lowers the estimated success rate in stopping illegal immigrants crossing the southern border, but even that figure paints a misleading picture, according to the president of the union representing border patrol officers.
“The Associated Press said last week that the report, which has not yet been made public, estimates that 54 percent of the roughly 315,000 people trying to cross the border in fiscal year 2015 succeeded. That is significantly worse than the 81 percent success rate in stopping illegal border crossings that the government officially claims.
“The discrepancy is the result of differing methodology. The study’s authors did not count people who turned themselves in and then immediately applied for asylum. That number was 140,000 last year, up from 20,000 a decade ago. Counting them as illegal immigration stops makes the border appear more secure than it is. In addition, the report does not include so-called “touch-backs,” people who cross over the boundary but then run back when they see border patrol officers.
“But Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said even the new report counts as successful stops thousands of people who are briefly detained but then released because of Obama administration policies. . .”
Gordon Chang, JohnBatchelor: Monday 10 October 2016 / Hour 1, Block C:
“Daily Beast & Forbes.com, in re: Once gain. Reports of North Korea preparing for its sixth nuclear test and a long-range missile test. DPRK sells this stuff so need to be sure it works; and want a deterrent. 38North site (Johns Hopkins) says they buried the device a month ago; will do the test when it gives them the most leverage and fear.
“US has given DPRK huge latitude; this is US fault, because China and DPRK have been playing Washington, obviously, and Washington has amazingly gone along with it.
South Koreans are sick of having South Koreans killed by North Korea; also they do not trust he US. You cannot run ineffective policy year in and year out without consequences – conservatives, GOP, Democrats: all have repeatedly failed the American people. South Korea finally said, If DPRK is readying a nuke attack on us, we’ll obliterate Pyongyang first.
“Philippines: Duterte breaks off all patrols and exercises with the US. At he direction of China? Not really; Duterte just doesn’t like the US, will do this till he gets in trouble: then he’ll either run to the US or the Filipino people will get rid of him. Also is highly upset that US has criticized his “extrajudicial killing” of 3,500 Filipinos.
“This jeopardizes all the countries in the region – and it’s the First Island Chain. Once China grabs Scarborough Shoal, Duterte will leave. When Philippines kicked US out of Subic Bay, China soon grabbed Mischief Reef.
Duterte currently is popular for killing drug lords, but when the effects start to trickle into large popular consciousness; and if trouble around losing Scarborough, he’ll be kicked out.
“China welcomes foreign investment: new legislative guidelines because they need money badly. Have to make it a tad easier for foreigners to invest. Li Kai-ching may lose his post. . . . Apple has a good history of embarrassing Tim Cook. Disaster in the not-distant future.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonchang/2016/10/09/now-its-easier-to-invest-in-an-unstable-china/#1ca1eef45359 ; There is no patrol in the South China Sea.” Armed Forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto … Philippines Tells US No Joint Patrols in South China Sea ; North Korea: When is an earthquake a nuclear test? ; Activity at North Korea rocket site triggers fears of fresh missile tests