Sunday, July 19, 2015

Lee Camp feels obliged to go after The Donald, among many other concerns. Meanwhile, has The Donald gone too nutty even for nutty GOP basers?


by Ken

At the top of the Redacted Tonight clip above, the great Lee Camp says:
I don't want to do what I'm about to do. I really, really don't want to. I don't want to talk about Donald Trump. I never want to talk about Donald Trump. But now I feel like I have to, because he's running number one in the GOP poll of . . . likely words people have heard. Now, he won the freaking poll, but here's the thing. If you put Spider Man on that list, I guarantee you he will be number one with a bullet. All right? People are, "Yeah, I'm voting for Spider Man, because he took on Dr. Octopus, and I figure if he's taking on doctors, he's probably anti-Obamacare."
Lee sent out this three-minute clip as a tease for what he says he thinks is "the best episode yet of Redacted Tonight. ("I gotta be honest.")
I hope you take a moment to check it out and send it to friends. I take on the insanity of Donald Trump, how the Koch Bros. are trying to buy our national parks, and how we spent millions in Afghanistan to build schools that don't exist. My team also tackles the how the army has infiltrated your favorite movies and proscription pills are being pushed on our kids.
And if you let the clip run, it appears, you can continue right on into the whole show. Next up: Lee celebrates the triumphant opening of a school Afganistan whose only slight negative is that it doesn't exist. But then, he points out, many of our favorite things as Americans are things that don't exist. "Clearly, what we suffer from in this country is an overactive imagination."


You have to wonder if this is going to go over with the nutjob corps of the Republican base quite as well as The Donald's raving racism and hate-mongering. From
Post Politics
Trump slams McCain for being ‘captured’ in Vietnam ; other Republicans quickly condemn him

AMES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a decorated Vietnam War veteran, on Saturday by saying McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese.

“He’s not a war hero,” Trump said. Sarcastically, Trump quipped, “He’s a war hero because he was captured.” Then, he added, “I like people that weren’t captured.”

Trump’s comments came during his appearance at the Family Leadership Summit, a day-long gathering of about 3,000 social conservative activists that is drawing nine other Republican presidential candidates. . . . .
One can imagine that those "other Republicans" who "quickly condemn[ed] him" were offering up prayers of thanks to their deity for this gift from the Mouth That Soared.


AMES, IOWA (The Borowitz Report)—Presidential candidate Donald Trump revealed a little-known episode of personal heroism from his youth on Saturday, telling an Iowa audience that he narrowly avoided capture in Vietnam by remaining in the United States for the duration of the war.

“The Cong were after me,” Trump said, visibly stirred by the memory. “And then, just in the nick of time, I got my deferment.”

The former reality-show star said he had never shared his record as a war hero before because “I don’t like to boast.”

He said that he only disclosed the episode now because “the way this nation treats our deferment veterans is a disgrace.”

Trump complained that he received no official commendation or medal for his heroism, calling the lack of recognition “shameful.”

“Those brave Americans who, like me, avoided being captured by not serving at all—we are the true heroes,” he said.

Trump’s tale of valor appeared to move many members of his audience, some of whom waited in line after his speech to thank him for his lack of service.
At a guess, it's going to be awhile before The Donald is invited to watch videos at Senator McCranky's house.

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