Never have we questioned a candidate’s fitness to serve.
Then came Donald Trump — liar, thief, bully, hypocrite, sexual victimizer and unhinged, self-adoring demagogue.
The 16-month campaign since Trump vaingloriously entered the race has horrifyingly revealed that the Big Lie brazenly told — built on smaller falsehoods and spread by social media and a lust for TV ratings — can bring the United States to the brink of electing an aspiring strongman with no moral bearing or self-control.
But, now, with his defeat all but certain, Trump is conjuring for his followers demons that conspire to destroy them and the nation.
Chillingly, he refused in Wednesday night’s debate to commit to honoring the results of the November election. Doing so, he questioned the fundamental soundness of America’s democracy.
The 14 segments are:
Chapter 1: Trump The Demagogue
Chapter 2: Trump The Fraudster
Chapter 3: Trump The Headcase
Chapter 4: Trump The Fake Philanthropist
Chapter 5: Trump The Liar
Chapter 6: Trump The Flip Flopper
Chapter 7: Trump The Ignoramus
Chapter 8: Trump The Conspiracy Theorist
Chapter 9: Trump The Tax Evader
Chapter 10: Trump The Divider
Chapter 11: Trump The Authoritarian
Chapter 12: Trump the Security Risk
Chapter 13: Trump The Misogynist
Chapter 14: Trump The Enemy of Democracy
Daily News Editorial: Bury Trump ina Landslide When deliberating over a presidential endorsement, the Daily News Editorial Board strives to identify the person who offers the greatest promise to brighten the futures of Americans and to safeguard the national security. Never have we questioned a candidate’s fitness to serve.
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October 20, 2016
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Governor McAuliffe Statement on Ruling Extending Voting Registration
RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after a federal judge ordered that Virginia’s voter registration process be extended until 11:59 PM on Friday, October 21, 2016:
“I am pleased that the court has agreed with the request to extend Virginia’s voter registration period after unprecedented web traffic prevented many people from completing their registrations online before the original deadline. The Commonwealth will fully comply with the court’s order and extend our registration process online, in-person and through the mail.
“The Virginia Department of Elections and the Virginia Information Technology Agency have been working overtime since Monday night to expand the capacity of the system that allows Virginians to register to vote online, and I am confident that the steps we have taken will provide an improved experience to people who use it.
“However, I do want to urge Virginians who are interested in registering to vote to act as quickly as possible and, if they are able, to take advantage of all of the available ways to register to vote during this period, including visiting a local registrar’s office or a Department of Motor Vehicles office.
“Additionally, in the event that there are unexpected technology issues, we urge Virginians to contact the Department of Elections and indicate that they are attempting to register, so that staff can follow up and ensure that they make it through the process.
“The right to vote is one of the most sacred tenets of our democracy and we should do everything we can to make it accessible to as many people as possible. I am pleased that we are able to offer the individuals who were unable to register another opportunity to make their voices heard and we are working hard to ensure that this process, as well as the remainder of this election cycle, is smooth and easy for everyone who participates.”
For more information on how to register to vote, please visit http://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/how-to-register/.
To view the published statement, please visit: http://bit.ly/2eKJB32
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Next General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Jane Dittmar, Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives 5th Congressional District, said job creation and cooperation are her top priorities during a live interview on Good Day Virginia Friday morning.
Job expansion requires a multi-faceted approach and is highly dependent on business expansion. Creating an economic climate in the 5th District that will be attractive to larger businesses and corporations, and wherein small businesses can also thrive, will bring many employment opportunities to local families. A healthy economic climate starts with having a well-trained workforce throughout the 5th district. This, in turn, will make our communities more appealing to corporations and larger businesses that are seeking to relocate where there is a properly trained applicant pool. http://janeforcongress.com/issues/jobs
Published 09/23 2016 09:33AM Updated 09/23 2016 09:39AM Both candidates running for the United States House of Representatives 5th Congressional District stopped by the WFXR News studio to talk about the issues and their priorities. Democratic candidate Jane Dittmar said job creation and cooperation are her top priorities during a live interview on Good Day Virginia Friday morning.
Attendees saw a stark contrast between Dittmar and her opponent. Additionally, attendees once again saw the strong similarities between Garrett and Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. Dittmar offered her pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach to important issues to the voters of the 5th district: job creation and infrastructure—both key components of her economically driven platform. Garrett, however, responded to questions with platitudes and misdirection, rarely answering questions directly.
Garrett, as seen in previous debates, is known to respond combatively to questions he doesn’t like or negative audience reactions to his answers.
For the complete schedule of Debates/Forums, please visit http://janeforcongress.com/news/jane-dittmar-campaign-releases-debate-schedule
(Appomattox, VA)-At this evening’s debate, hosted by Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance (LRBA), Democrat Jane Dittmar emerged with a clear victory over her Republican opponent. The candidates answered questions based on the LRBA federal priorities. Topics included education, healthcare, infrastructure, labor, and more. Attendees saw a stark contrast between Dittmar and her opponent.
September 23, 2016
(Charlottesville, VA – September 23, 2016) Jane Dittmar’s congressional campaign today was designated as a “Red-to-Blue” race by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
The Dittmar campaign is now one of only 43 nationally targeted House of Representatives races.
“House Democrats are on offense and will pick up seats in November, and these talented and diverse candidates are the foundation of our success,” said DCCC Chair Ben Ray Luján.
“My team and I are thrilled to receive this Red-to-Blue designation from the DCCC,” Jane Dittmar said. “We have known all along that this race was winnable, and it is inspiring to see national groups agree that we can take back the 5th in November. I’m honored to represent the people of our district as the Democratic candidate, and I look forward to working hard for our families when I am in Congress.”
Luján commended the candidates for their campaign teams, their field game, and their strong engagement with supporters and voters in their districts.
“The American people deserve a House of Representatives that fights for progress and prosperity, not obstruction,” he said.
DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján today announced the addition of Jane Dittmar (VA-05) to the Red to Blue program. “Jane Dittmar is one of a rare breed, whose background encompasses public service, business success, and an unyielding commitment to moving her community forward. Jane has worked hard every day to earn the trust of voters in …
“Tom Garrett took Dominion Power’s money then protected their bottom line, putting our communities and our water at risk.” “To protect both our planet and our national security, we must move as expeditiously as possible to become a country that increasingly relies on clean, renewable energy–solar, wind, and wave. We must evaluate the subsidies and incentives in each of our energy sectors to make sure they are helpful to our long term energy goals.”
The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the earth upon which we build our homes must be preserved and protected for the health and safety of our children and generations to come.” -Jane Dittmar
Dominion is an important power partner to the Commonwealth. That said, Jane refuses to take campaign contributions from Dominion to avoid the appearance of impropriety. “Recently, I toured a new 1.2 billion dollar investment in Mecklenburg by Dominion in the 5th District that will help our Southside economy. I also applaud their efforts at solar energy generation and biomass production and I believe they can and should do more in these areas.”
Grassroots Group Praises Work to Protect Virginia’s Environment CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – Today, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club endorsed Jane Dittmar in the 5th Congressional District race. “We are very pleased to announce today that the Sierra Club officially endorses Dittmar for election,” Tyla Matteson, Virginia Chapter Political Chair, said.
“There’s rhetoric that’s out in the campaign and in the political ether today that I find shocking and troubling. But when you come to a place like 16th Street Baptist Church, you see the pain of division and hatred, but you also see the resilience of people … .”
“The odds that this church—when it was founded by a few families [in 1873] who had just come out of slavery and had just come out of the tumult of the South—the odds that this church would be here in 2016 were very, very low. You think about the fact that the map of the world has changed and countries that existed don’t exist anymore. And languages that were spoken don’t get spoken anymore. We travel differently and communicate differently and so much has changed, but this church is still here.”
Tim Kaine recently visited the historic 16th Baptist Church, where the Ku Klux Klan tragically killed four young girls and injured 22 others in September 1963. The landmark still stands more than 140 years since it was founded, and 53 years since hatred tried to tear it apart.
To vote absentee you must be a registered voter of the city/county where you are applying. The deadline for receipt of your application to vote absentee by mail is 5:00 PM Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
You can apply to vote absentee as early as one year before the election. Ballots are available 45 days before most elections. The deadline for receipt of your application to vote absentee by mail is 5:00 PM the Tuesday before the election. You can contact the State Board of Elections at 800-552-9745 or email@example.com.
Social media users eviscerated host Matt Lauer Wednesday night during NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum,” targeting the Today host for his disparate questioning of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Lauer, who hosted the first discussion of its kind this election cycle, was widely mocked for the hour-long forum at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. Critics accused Lauer of poor journalistic integrity and sexism, even launching the hashtags #LauerFail and #LaueringtheBar.
As the New York Times points out, Lauer spent over a third of his discussion with Clinton asking about her use of a private email server while rushing through questions about the Islamic State and similar national security issues. This, despite NBC’s billing of the event as a forum on veterans’ issues.
Trump, on the other hand, was lobbed softballs, and Lauer declined to challenge the candidate on his flat-out lies, including when he boasted that he was against the Iraq war in 2003 (he wasn’t).
Political observers and journalists took to Twitter to target Lauer for his line of questioning.
Matt Lauer’s interviews of Clinton and Trump were a complete disgrace to journalism https://t.co/P3Xv8QbkpH
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) September 8, 2016