In a move sure to excite Donald Trump’s white nationalist supporters, the racist birther’s presidential campaign is instituting a voter suppression operation targeting women and African Americans. The Republican Party has sought to restrict African Americans’ right to vote for years. (Case in point: the recent North Carolina voter ID law that was struck down on the grounds that it sought to target and disenfranchise black voters.)
But now, in tandem with Trump’s work to question the integrity of the democratic process, Trump’s campaign is actually bragging about their voter suppression efforts:
Instead of expanding the electorate, Bannon and his team are trying to shrink it. “We have three major voter suppression operations under way,” says a senior official. They’re aimed at three groups Clinton needs to win overwhelmingly: idealistic white liberals, young women, and African Americans.
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It’s been one week since the Washington Post released the shocking, reprehensible tape of Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault. Today, Trump sank even lower into the gutter at his campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina.
As women continue to come forward with their stories about how Trump sexually assaulted them, Trump has taken to attacking their physical appearances.
TRUMP: “Believe me, she would not be my first choice…”
TRUMP: “When you looked at that horrible woman last night, you said ‘I don’t think so.’”
Aside from bragging about sexual assault and attacking his victims based on their physical appearances, Trump also again called for his political opponent to be jailed and launched
racist attacks against Carlos Slim.
Donald Trump sees the election slipping away from him. But he refuses to concede that his racism and misogyny, including his bragging about sexually assaulting women, might have something to do with it.
Instead, Trump is trumpeting a “stolen election” — a baseless conspiracy with undeniably racist undertones — and urging voter intimidation by telling his supporters to get a group of friends together and “go down to [polling places in] certain areas and watch and study.”
Some members of the Republican establishment are feigning astonishment and outrage that their party’s leader would stoop to such an embarrassing and disgusting low.
But here’s the thing: Voter suppression and disenfranchisement and “voter fraud” fearmongering, are longstanding Republican Party traditions, and not just among the fringe; it starts at the top.
Apparently GOP leaders forgot that the RNC is currently under a “longstanding consent decree” that bars the committee from engaging in Trump-esque voter suppression.
Prominent Republican Members Of Congress Promoted […]Read more after the jump.
Down in the polls and a consensus debate loser who’s being abandoned by members of his own party, Donald Trump is not having a good week — and it’s getting to him.
Trump was as erratic as ever during an appearance on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor tonight, demonstrating that, with under a month until Election Day, he’s as unfit as ever to be commander in chief.
Defended (yet again) his bragging about sexually assaulting women.
Complained Hillary Clinton “came into my territory” during the debate.
Attacked Speaker Paul Ryan, who’s endorsed him: “If you sneeze, he calls up and announces, ‘Isn’t that a terrible thing’…I don’t want his support, I don’t care about his support.”
Railed on Senator John McCain: “I feel very badly I gave him my endorsement…John McCain, who has probably the dirtiest mouth in […]
Senator Richard Burr has made it abundantly clear that nothing will stop him from supporting Donald Trump in November. Now, he’s had the audacity to suggest that because Trump was an entertainer, the grotesque comments he made in 2005 and the numerous reports of his sexual misconduct beyond that are no big deal:
“You hear and read comments like this from professional athletes frequently, and they’re entertainers,” Burr said. “Donald Trump was an entertainer and is in many ways. I don’t think this is something that we dwell on after somebody has asked for forgiveness.”
By excusing the GOP nominee’s behavior because he “was an entertainer,” Burr is perpetuating exactly what Trump said in the tape: “you can do anything” if you’re famous.
Senator Burr would like us all to forgive and forget about Trump’s track record of ignoring the rules of consent and doing as he pleases with women. Too bad for Burr, North Carolina women will […]Read more after the jump.
This morning, Pat Toomey held a “Women for Toomey” event, but quickly exposed with the charade when he once again refused to stand up to his party’s sexist nominee who brags about sexually assaulting women.
Even worse, Toomey wouldn’t even call the 2005 video of Trump bragging about forcing himself upon women “disqualifying.”
Trump has spent his entire adult life harassing and demeaning women and believes “you can do anything” to women “when you’re a star,” and Pat Toomey has no qualms about voting an unrepentant misogynist like Donald Trump into the White House.
American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Toomey’s latest political cowardice:
“Another day, another example of Pat Toomey too scared to stand up for Pennsylvania women because he’s only looking out for his political career. Toomey is a coward and his silent refusal to stand up to Trump on behalf of women — at a “women’s” event no less — is […]Read more after the jump.
Senator Richard Burr appears ready to accept the “completely unacceptable” comments from the 2005 tape of Donald Trump and vote for the Assaulter in Chief. Today, Burr reaffirmed his support for Trump’s candidacy, saying that Trump had “apologized multiple times” for the video.
Over the weekend, Burr said, “I am going to watch his level of contrition over the next few days to determine my level of support.” America saw Trump’s “level of contrition” last night and it doesn’t measure up.
Not only did Trump say it was “just words” when asked about the tape, he wouldn’t even answer whether he understood that he was describing sexual assault. There’s nothing contrite about Trump’s attitude towards women. Trump has spent a lifetime doing what he pleases and ignoring the consent or feelings of women. That should disqualify him for the presidency.
All of Trump’s previous offenses haven’t been enough […]Read more after the jump.
Today, Pat Toomey yet again cowardly refused to rule out supporting Donald Trump, despite learning last week that Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.
Over the past year, Trump has viciously attacked women, veterans, a reporter with a disability, prisoners of war, a respected federal judge, and immigrants and Muslim Americans across the country, but Pat Toomey has cravenly continued to put his political prospects first, refusing to do the right thing and promise Pennsylvania families that he won’t cast his vote for Trump.
What will it take for Toomey to rule out supporting Trump, if learning that Trump boasts about sexually assaulting women hasn’t gotten him there?
American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Pat Toomey’s cowardly hedging on supporting his party’s racist and sexist nominee:
“How is Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women — on top of his months of racism and bigotry, misogyny, and repeated demonstrations of his erratic and vindictive […]Read more after the jump.
Senator Roy Blunt’s silence in the face of Donald Trump boasting about how he sexually assaults women is disqualifying. The person Blunt supports to be our commander in chief has called Mexicans rapists, attacked our servicemen and women, berated the parents of a soldier killed in Iraq, and much more.
Need more proof that Roy Blunt is only looking out for himself? Now we have tape of Trump saying that he sexually assaults women — in profane and graphic detail that is beneath any person, much less someone who aspires to be president of the United States.
American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Blunt’s refusal to revoke his support for Trump:
“Today, Roy Blunt has proven that he supports everything that Donald Trump embodies — crude sexism that harms women and is a danger to those around him. Blunt’s decision to stand with Donald Trump — after knowing all […]Read more after the jump.