Pat McCrory Calls Donald Trump “The Best Of America”

That’s right, at the Trump rally in Wilmington, Governor Pat McCrory said that the GOP nominee who has attacked Gold Star families, made fun of a disabled reporter, and bragged about sexual assault, is “the best of America.” Hardly surprising from a governor who torpedoed North Carolina’s economy with the discriminatory HB2 law.

See for yourself:

Trump: Come here, Governor. He’s been loyal to Trump from day one.

McCrory: We need an outsider to clean up Washington, D.C. Just like we had an outsider to clean up Raleigh, North Carolina. This is the best of America. God bless y’all. Thank you very much.

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Flip-Flop-Flip, Joe Heck Thinks Trump Would Be A “Good Commander In Chief”

Joe Heck will not be remembered for displaying bold leadership after next Tuesday. In a desperate bid to court spurned Donald Trump voters, Heck — in a stunning flip (to add to his previous flop) — described Trump as “qualified to be president” and added he thinks that Trump will make “a good commander in chief.”

“If you meet the constitutional qualifications and you’re selected by the Republican party then you’re qualified to be president.

“I think that Donald Trump will be a good commander in chief.

During Nevada’s only senatorial debate, Heck described his decision to cut ties with Trump as “extremely personal.”  If Heck was so deeply offended by Trump’s description of his proclivity for sexual assault, why is he now returned to praising Trump as qualified to be President and a promising prospect as commander in chief? What happened to Heck’s claim that a […]

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Just Like Trump: Burr Bans Newspaper, Jokes About Shooting Hillary

Senator Richard Burr was right when he said, “there’s no separation between me and Donald Trump.”  In less than 12 hours, Burr managed to ban a newspaper from covering his campaign and get caught making a joke about gun owners targetting Hillary Clinton. Pretty sure we’ve heard both of those before (here and here) from Trump himself.

Trump’s still getting in trouble for those and many more of his outrageous and offensive comments and actions. Now, one week before Election Day, Senator Burr’s already troubled campaign is in a death spiral. Burr better brush up his resume because his life as a Washington insider is finally coming to a close.

See the headlines that promise to follow Burr through November 8:

News & Observer: Richard Burr apologizes for joking about ‘bullseye’ on Hillary Clinton

WRAL: Reports: Sen. Richard Burr jokes about gun owners putting bullseye […]

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Trump Supporter Ron Johnson: “I’m in total agreement with our nominee”

A week out from Election Day, Trump supporter Ron Johnson isn’t wavering on his steadfast backing of the GOP nominee, despite months of Trump’s racism and even the recent revelation that Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.

“I’m in total agreement with our nominee,” Johnson insisted emphatically this morning, endorsing Trump’s plans to bring back waterboarding and be “vicious”; break up families and forcibly deport 11 million; racially profile Muslims and African Americans; and appoint anti-choice justices, among other divisive and un-American policy proposals.

Donald Trump is temperamentally — and otherwise — unfit to be commander in chief, but Johnson can’t wait for Trump to get his tiny little hands on the nuclear codes.

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Marco Rubio votes early for Donald Trump

Marco Rubio thinks Donald Trump is:

“wholly unprepared to be president of the United States”

“a con artist”

“has no ideas of any substance on the important issues”

an “erratic individual” who can’t be trusted with the nuclear codes

…and yet, Rubio is voting early today in West Miami for Donald Trump. Rubio is a complete coward for seeing the real Donald Trump who is unfit to be commander in chief and still voting for Trump to be president.

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Surprise! Mark Kirk Is Still Saying Racist Things.

I had forgotten that your parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington,” Senator Mark Kirk sneeringly commented after Rep. Tammy Duckworth recounted her family’s long history of military service at last night’s Illinois Senate debate.

It was shocking, but unsurprising. Mark Kirk has been saying racist and offensive things for years, so it’s no wonder Kirk for months stood by Donald Trump’s own racism. Kirk could no doubt empathize with the backlash Trump has deservedly faced for his offensive rhetoric and policy ideas. Over the years, Kirk has:

Commented “we drive faster” when going through black communities;
Said President Obama was “acting like the drug dealer in chief“; 
Proposed shipping condoms to Mexico in hopes of achieving “a slower rate of growth [which] would also reduce the long-term illegal immigration on America’s borders“;
Claimed a letter sent toe […]

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American Bridge President Statement On New Hampshire Senate Debate

“Senator Kelly Ayotte’s desperate attempts to save her political career during tonight’s debate show just how far out of touch she is with the Granite State. She once again refused to disavow the false attacks on her opponent’s family. Of course, that’s hardly surprising from the same candidate who stood by Donald Trump’s candidacy as he attacked a Gold Star family, made countless attacks on women, and mocked a disabled reporter. Since her first day in Washington, the senator has been more concerned with protecting billionaires’ like the Kochs than New Hampshire. Try as she might, Senator Kelly Ayotte can’t re-write her record of voting against women, seniors, students, and Granite State families.”

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American Bridge Statement On Marco Rubio’s Debate in Florida

American Bridge president Jessica Mackler released the following statement on Marco Rubio’s debate:

“Marco Rubio spent his second debate trying to prove that he has accomplished anything for Floridians, but his problem is the few things that he’s accomplished as a senator have made Florida worse off. If Rubio had his way, he would team up with Donald Trump to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits, take affordable healthcare away from millions of Floridians, and defund Planned Parenthood.

“Rubio is a coward for continuing to support Donald Trump even after he’s bragged about abusing women, admitted that he broke the Cuban embargo, and praised Vladimir Putin. Why would Floridians ever believe that Rubio would support them?”

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Eddie Vale Statement On Cruz’s Commitment to SCOTUS Obstructionism

American Bridge Vice President Eddie Vale issued the following statement on Ted Cruz’s indication he’ll carry on Republicans’ unprecedented obstructionism with respect to the Supreme Court vacancy:

“For a self-described ‘principled conservative,’ servile Trump puppy dog Ted Cruz sure spends a lot of time obstructing the democratic process and ignoring his constitutional obligations. The Republican Party’s disdain for any form of compromise created Trump, and Cruz is making it clear that the Party of Trump isn’t changing.”

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Heck And Trump: From “Completely Supporting” To Secretly Completely Supporting

If the Trump endorsement was too hot, and the disavowal was too cold, Joe Heck is hoping his latest strategy of “I’m not telling” is just right to placate and dupe Nevada voters. But whatever strategy he attempts, Heck can’t shake his months-long embrace of Donald Trump.

Despite his desperate effort to distance himself from Trump (but not too far) two weeks from Election Day, nothing changes the fact that Heck “looked past” Donald Trump’s hateful comments–including Trump’s constant attacks on women, vilification of a Gold Star family, and suggestions that veterans who suffer from PTSD aren’t mentally strong.  Heck was able to “look past” Trump’s portrayal of Mexicans as rapist and criminals, his call to ban all Muslims from the country, and his nonchalant approach to nuclear proliferation for the majority of their respective campaigns. Heck punched his ticket for the Trump Train long ago and that’s a ride […]

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