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Donald Trump, Jr. Makes Curious Campaign Detour ~ VIDEO ~ Rachel Maddow Show

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump Jr., corruption, elections, ethics, republicans, racism, Mississippi, Confederate Flag, politics, government, news )

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Rachel Maddow describes the tragic racial history of Philadelphia, Mississippi, the creepily calculated Ronald Reagan campaign stop there in 1980, & the curious visit by Donald Trump, Jr. even though Mississippi is not a risk for the GOP this year.


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Kay M (46)
Friday July 29, 2016, 10:49 pm
Good evening and thank you for this article - which i read and noted - also a video from MSNBC showing donald jr. going to mississippiu to shore up the KKK -WHITE NAZI AND SKIN HEAD branch of his new party- donald jr wanted to assure them that everything in line for them in NOVEMBER -he also informed them DAVID DUKE from louisiana is going to run for the senate -in order to help trump pass his bills and law in the senate- be afraid -be very afraid- when some one shows you what and who they are-- believe them- HE IS A SNAKE -just like the poem he loves reading at all of his rallies- and he will destroy AMERICA and turn over the remains to russia -- WAKE UP AMERICA -GO to the polls in NOVEMBER AND VOTE TO KEEP TRUMP OUT OF THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT sincerely KAY M.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 12:43 am
Prospective Presidential Election candidates SHOULD visit EVERY $tate, to demonstrate an interest in local as well as national/interstate affairs.

Same thing should happen in Britain, although, similar to the $tates, it doesn't. It does show a complete disconnect with the public, and adds to the growing discontent.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 3:13 am
That's why we're fed up with the political establishment Darren.

Patrick Donovan (344)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 8:07 am
Trump is one sick SOB. Said it before and will say it again. Not voting for Hillary IS a vote for Trump.

Cut & paste link below for a view from a life long Republican re her support for Sanders and her current support for Hillary:

Lona G (67)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 8:47 am
Good question, Rachel: What are Drumpf and his minions up to? Nobody seems to know, but one thing is certain: they're up to no good. I hope people like Rachel Maddow remain vigilant till the very last day and keep looking behind the scenes what's happening there, because Drumpf seems to have opted to work behind them even more than in the open.

Patrick Donovan (344)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 8:52 am
I know I can count on Rachel Maddow to have Hillary's back, I wonder often how many people on this site will too.

Here is how Michael Keegan, People for the American Way put it:

Patrick M.,
This is a long message, but I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read it all. It’s about the danger of being desensitized to the Right’s extremism, and how we all must continue to be vigilant and vocal about the threat our country now faces in this election.
It's almost beyond belief that practically nothing can shock us any longer about the backwards and surreal extremism spouted by Donald Trump and other Republican leaders on what is now a daily basis. But you should be shocked -- we all need to be shocked.
The lies, the hate, the disdain for facts and common sense... It's unprecedented.
Yesterday, the presidential nominee of one of America's major parties, Donald Trump, publicly urged Russia to commit cyber espionage against his political opponent.
Yet, he still enjoys the backing of the Republican Party and a large swath of the electorate. And the rest of us -- progressives, moderates, independents -- shake our heads and say, “can you believe this?”
But -- and this is the problem -- of course we can believe it. These epic outrages have become so commonplace that before we can fully comprehend and appreciate the gravity of what’s just been said, the next epic outrage is coming our way (with the next one after that just around the corner).
We simply cannot let ourselves become desensitized to extremism of historic proportions, and become so accustomed to it that we’re not only unfazed by it, we actually expect it.
We didn’t get here overnight. We know from our detailed tracking of the Right Wing that this level of extremism has been festering for many years on right-wing media outlets and conspiracy theory websites. But it exploded into the public arena with the rise of the Tea Party and, immediately preceding that, the candidacy of Sarah Palin, whom many then saw -- and many still see -- as a joke. But we’re not laughing anymore.
Trump's candidacy is the culmination of the Radical Right’s complete takeover of the Republican Party. The product of years spent by the GOP, and their big money backers like the Koch brothers, feeding and fanning the flames of hate, bigotry, and the willful shunning of the truth, facts about history and science, and our common values as Americans.
This is not the America I know ... We are on the verge of going down a dangerous path and we, as a country, must thoroughly reject right-wing extremism at the polls this year. That is the only way forward to a stronger, more inclusive, and more equal America.
Which leads me to why you need to keep being vocal about what is at stake this November … why you need to talk to other progressives about the importance of voting, and specifically, casting the votes that will stop Trump and Trump Republicans from enacting their dangerous agenda.
Speak up.
You might know progressives who have been jaded by the outcome of the primaries, the actions of the DNC, or our two-party system in general. And it might seem that they don't want to listen, but keep reminding them what's at stake.
Everyone is entitled to his or her opinions on the issues they care deeply about, but it is simply too far of a stretch to try to make the most important issue of THIS election "Americans deserve better choices" or "the two-party system is broken."
Speak up against the false narrative that a political party needs to be “punished” at the polls and lose elections in order for it to change or get better. That has never been true. Indeed the greatest changes happen when the more progressive party is in control but has a strong, energized, and engaged grassroots base.
Just look what has happened to the GOP in its eight years of exile from the White House. Has that party learned any lessons? Have its flaws been corrected? Or have they gotten worse?
Don’t let people who talk about “not wanting to reward” what they see as bad behavior get away with rewarding Trump’s behavior.
And don’t let them downplay, in any way, the cataclysmic consequences of a Trump presidency. YOU know what’s at stake.
Speak up.
Don’t let your less politically-minded friends shame you on social media or elsewhere for being passionate about this election … or draw false equivalencies between you and equally passionate Trump supporters. It is not the same thing. And you SHOULD be passionate about this election.
Many people might understandably find it uncomfortable and tiring to be inundated by political news and opinions. That’s their prerogative. But it doesn’t change the fact that our country is at the precipice.
Speak up. And make the case.
If you just want to talk about one thing, start with this. There's already one current vacancy on the Supreme Court and there will almost certainly be more under the next president. Trump has said he will rely on extremist right-wing groups to help him pick Supreme Court justices, he has held up Clarence Thomas as an example of a justice he likes, and he has pledged to nominate justices who would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and marriage equality. Make no mistake that the justices (and other federal judges) Trump would nominate would also give us more decisions like Citizens United and more legal attacks on civil rights and voting rights.
Need more than the Court? Look to the GOP’s increasingly extreme legislative and rhetorical attacks at both the state and federal levels.
Look to the absolute tidal wave of legislative attacks by Republicans, at the state and federal levels, on women -- many of which have already been found unconstitutional: attacks on women’s fundamental right to make choices about their own bodies, their ability to access health care, their right to be treated equally in the workplace. (If anyone doubts the Right’s commitment to these attacks, keep in mind their willingness to shut down the federal government just to make the point.)
Look to the ugly and bigoted rhetoric against LGBT people, and look deeper than just Republican politicians -- look to the Radical Right leaders who have their ears and are the shepherds of their voting base. These are people who, among other things, have advocated the death penalty for LGBT people (as well as abortion doctors). They demonize transgendered Americans as a threat to children, and blame LGBT rights for provoking God’s wrath, which manifests itself in things like terrorist attacks and natural disasters. And these are people whose influence on national policy will increase tremendously if Trump and other right-wing Republicans win in November.
Look to the Right’s nationwide effort to hijack Religious Liberty and redefine it as “the right to discriminate,” laying waste to one of our most foundational constitutional values.
Look to the GOP’s slavish devotion to the gun industry and the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right-wing billionaires, and powerful corporate special interests.
And I know you know many more examples on the issues and values you care about most.
What it comes down to is this:
Trump is a threat to our country.
Republican officeholders -- even the so-called “reasonable ones” -- have proven over and over that they can’t, and/or won’t, stand up to Donald Trump on any level.
And far-right majorities in Congress and the states have shown us where they want to lead us, and it’s a scary place.
Please continue to reach as many people as you can and make sure they know that if they want to use their vote to punish someone, they should think very hard about which agenda should really be punished.
It’s not a time for complacency. Keep being shocked by the Right’s extremism. And keep speaking up.
Thanks for everything you do.

Michael Keegan, President
You can help PFAW fight back against right-wing extremism by making a donation to support our work>>

Mandi T (366)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 10:23 am
Noted tks Carrie

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 12:11 pm
Remember, consider and ponder: There are those, so conditioned into patriotism, Corporate Capitalism, greed, egoism, that they consider Trump as a hero, and worthy of being President.

Quite terrifying.

Carrie B (306)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 1:43 pm
Trump is unabashedly appealing to the racist south which unfortunately does still exist, as well as every racist all over this country. There are far too many of them everywhere. I have lived in communities where I was too Anglo to be considered Hispanic ~ and too Hispanic to be considered Anglo. My very fair, blue eyed children were laughed at when they claimed their Spanish heritage.

As a child growing up in Denver and attending Catholic schools I had never experienced discrimination. It was only when outside the safety of my school that I heard someone make fun of my father because of his Spanish accent. It was very hurtful and I never forgot it. Imagine all the Blacks and Latinos who experience far worse on a daily basis. It makes my heart hurt for them ~ especially the children.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 3:16 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie.
I think Darren stated it well. Our Dem candidate has her work cut out for her. T-Rump has gotten PLENTY of free publicity through the networks and cable news get his disgusting, hateful message out. And, now it looks like they're starting to do the groundwork as well. Plenty of dissatisfied Americans out there due to the wage disparity; and T-Rump is milking it for all it's worth. He takes utmost advantage of every single opportunity to spread his hate-filled message.

Kay M (46)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 8:53 pm
Good evening every one - just came by to read the comments and give out green stars - it says I can not since it says i got less than an hour ago- just another care 2 glitch- so consider this my thank you green star for great comments sincerely KAY M.

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday July 31, 2016, 3:17 am
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