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Left Wing Nation - The Washington Post Nukes Donald Trump From Orbit

On Monday night, in the span of thirty minutes, The Washington Post launched a flurry of nuclear-tipped Op-Eds aimed directly at Donald Trump and the Republican Party. There was no dancing around the issue. No false equivalence between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. No "both sides do it" comparison of the GOP and Democratic Party. The Washington Post did something that is verboten in modern America: They spoke the unvarnished truth about Republicans and, wow, did it get ugly!

All the links and juicy quotes in their article

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed May 18th, 2016 at 07:25:22 AM EST
Sorry if this is all in the "Can Trump really win the WH?" diary, but it's 100 comments beyond following now.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed May 18th, 2016 at 07:29:29 AM EST
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It's his own fault. If he hadn't started with personal attacks on Bezos, I'm sure they would have continued to be "balanced".
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed May 18th, 2016 at 07:43:34 AM EST
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Funny how 'consolidation' in mass media can cut both ways. Who knew that some non-rightwing billionaire might buy a major newspaper so as to control the message. Must seem terribly unfair to Murdock.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed May 18th, 2016 at 03:57:40 PM EST
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Matt Taibbi looks at it from another angle

Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi -R.I.P., GOP: How Trump Is Killing the Republican Party

Indianapolis, Indiana, May 3rd, 2016, a little before 8:30 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz strode onstage beneath a gorgeous stained-glass relief in the city's Union Station. The hall was doubling as a swanky bar for an upscale local hotel, and much of the assembled press was both lubricated and impatient. The primary had been called for Donald Trump more than an hour before. What was the holdup?

"God bless the Hoosier State!" Cruz said to whoops and cheers after he finally emerged. He was surrounded by a phalanx of American flags, family members and his gimmick running mate of six and a half days, Carly Fiorina, who stared out at the crowd with her trademark alien-abducted smile.

Cruz glanced back and forth across the room with that odd, neckless, monitor-lizard posture of his. He had to know the import of this moment. Nothing less than the future of the Republican Party had been at stake in the Indiana primary.

A Cruz loss effectively meant ceding control of the once-mighty organization to Trump, a seemingly unrepentant non-Republican more likely to read Penthouse than the National Review.

Before the vote, Cruz put it this way: "We are at the edge of a cliff, staring downward."

Now, Cruz was over that cliff, having been trounced 53 to 36 percent in his last-gasp effort to keep Trump from the nomination. In a detail the film-buff candidate Cruz would appreciate, he left Indiana with the same number of delegates as future senator John Blutarsky's grade-point average in Animal House: zero-point-zero.



keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu May 19th, 2016 at 03:30:52 AM EST
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The author of the above, Justin Rosario, should be cast as Spock in any future Star Trek episodes covering the original setting!

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed May 25th, 2016 at 09:38:24 AM EST
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