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  • Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy (WaPo Barf Alert)

    07/23/2016 5:08:50 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 93 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | July 22, 2016 | WaPo Editorial Board
    DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance. To the extent he has views, they are wrong in their diagnosis of America’s problems and dangerous in their proposed solutions. Mr. Trump’s politics of denigration and division could strain the bonds that have held a diverse nation together. His contempt for constitutional norms might reveal the nation’s two-century-old experiment in checks and balances to...
  • Palin vs. the press: In this war, neither wins

    06/14/2011 5:33:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2011 | Michael Gerson
    It was probably not the intention of liberal investigative journalists to expose Sarah Palin as a figure far more sympathetic than her public image. Twenty-four thousand pages of e-mail voyeurism reveal a politician who has successfully hidden her virtues behind closed blinds. As Alaska governor, Palin was kind to her staff, responsive to her constituents and protective of her state. She sought God’s guidance in difficult decisions, made time for her family and found media questions on the provenance of her youngest child to be “flippin’ unbelievable.” These revelations read more like a campaign commercial. [snip] Reading through some of...
  • Lisa Murkowski battles for GOP hearts as Palin grows louder in Alaskan expanse (RINO alert)

    07/31/2010 1:22:32 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 35 replies · 8+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/30/2010 | Jason Horowitz
    ..."For all Sarah Palin's nationwide recognition, the first name in Alaskan Republican politics is still Murkowski. Actually, it's Lisa. For all Sarah Palin's nationwide recognition, the first name in Alaskan Republican politics is still Murkowski. Actually, it's Lisa. But Palin, who took the governor's mansion from Murkowski's father only to prematurely relinquish it last year, finds Murkowski lacking. Despite Murkowski's "mama grizzly" cred as a mother of two teenage boys and the state's most prominent female official, Palin upset the Republican establishment in June by instead endorsing Joe Miller, a stubble-cheeked and baritone-voiced conservative who is good buds with her...