Trump Campaign: Tim Kaine Is Corrupt

Politico reports:

Donald Trump’s campaign wasted little time depicting Hillary Clinton’s new running mate as a continuation of the “rigged system,” casting Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as “Corrupt Tim” and attacking him for supporting President Barack Obama’s policies. “Tim Kaine is Hillary’s VP pick. The ultimate insiders – Obama, Hillary, and Kaine. Don’t let Obama have a 3rd Term. Contribute,” Trump said in a text message to supporters. In a tweet late on Friday, Trump attacked Kaine as corrupt.

Trump spokesman Jason Miller emailed a statement to reporters that described Kaine as an “ethically challenged insider.” “It’s only fitting that Hillary Clinton would select an ethically challenged insider like Tim Kaine who’s personally benefited from the rigged system,” Miller said. “While serving in government, Kaine has taken tens of thousands of dollars in freebies – more than $160,000 in fact – on free vacations, free clothes, and free tickets,” pointing to a POLITICO story that described the Virginia governor as taking advantage of his state’s “lax gift laws.”

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  • Um, this whole race is for the Commander in Chief, right?
    Not the Insulter in Chief, or the Tweeter in Chief, right?
    I just wanted to make sure…

    • Tigernan Quinn

      For Clinton it’s a sheer revenge campaign; for Trump, an exercise in global jack off mechanics. I’m totally with her, but nobody’s reasons are good.

      • Randy Left Brooklyn

        Revenge for what?

        • Daveed_WOW

          That’s what I’d like to know. WTF? Do we have a troll? 🙂

    • Frostbite

      Chief Crybaby? Chief Cheeto?

      • David F.

        Chief Circus Peanut – same color.

        • Frostbite

          Same shape.

    • Dramphooey

      Not according to the Republican primary.

    • WebSlinger

      Twitter is Trump’s addiction…it is a shame that this is how he is communicating with the American people and the American media…

      http://img.labnol.org/images/2008/05/twitter-break-postcard.jpg

      • Gustav2

        And we will see if Twitter will do better than on the ground GOTV

        • what on the ground get out the vote campaigns are you aware of/working for/seen lately? on the democratic side?

          just asking. in my supposedly critical state, i have seen… nada. i’ve done some myself, but the party has no presence here. none outside of churches, and then only during the two weekends before an election.

      • BlueberriesForMe

        “Twitter is Trump’s addiction”:

        He and a few bazillion other people.
        I still don’t get the point of Twitter.

        A synonym I’ve heard for it is “microblogging”. Well, whatever. I’ll go be grumpy about something else now. :=).

      • Trump had used Twitter extremely well. His Tweets have been amplified because the Media reports them at real time. The problem now is that what work really well during the Presidential Primary contests, when he was competing against 15 other candidates, work well in the General Election..

      • Todd20036

        If Trump had that long a tongue, he’d still be married to his first wife.

    • DutchBoy74

      Please tell that to Hillary n Crew as well. Would love for the Dems to get off the “Trump Bad!” train and start talking about the issues. Stop giving Trump the attention.

      • Blake Jordan

        The Democratic Convention is in 2 days, and unlike the #KlanCon2016, it will be mostly about policy and a positive outlook for the future.

    • Jeffg166

      Donald is going to tweet the campaign in rather than phone it in because he’s so genuine.

  • JT

    Drumpf is the epitome of sleeze.

    And being “owned by the banks” has a special meaning in his case.

  • OdieDenCO

    My, the Donald’s pollsters sure where fast in gathering all the data on how Bernie’s supporters are feeling, or is the Donald just taking out his ass again?

    • Gustav2

      Almost 4 out of 5 Bernie supporters are voting for Hillary, and that was before Nuremberg on Lake Erie.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        KKKristalnacht in Cleveland

        • canoebum

          Did you see that stage when he gave his acceptance speech? Nothing about the country and its people…all about Trump.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            a disgusting display of Trump-world

    • Frostbite

      Again? You mean there is a time when he isn’t talking out his ass? I must have missed that moment.

  • Michael Rush

    Maybe you haven’t heard this Trump but ….

    SHOW US YOUR TAXES

    • Chucktech

      It’s totally credible that he has paid zero in taxes. That’s why we don’t see his returns.

      • Dave B

        I also suspect he’s not as rich as he says he is. Many of his deals are license deal that buy the Trump name and brand, If investors find out he’s only sitting on millions instead of billions their billion dollar deals are too risky.

        • Michael Rush

          …. plus spending charitable money incorrectly and a hundred other things .

        • Chucktech

          Sure, but a tax return doesn’t reveal how rich he is. This is all about what is NOT on the return, namely taxes paid and charitable gifts.

  • Tigernan Quinn

    Clinton picking Kaine was like finding out you got sorted into Hufflepuff. “Oh. Um…okay, I guess that’s…well, it’s a good solid house and I’m sure it will be fine.”

    • Dramphooey

      Gryffindor/Hufflepuff is a good, strong ticket compared to Slytherin/Slytherin.

      • Tigernan Quinn

        Or some Pettigrew/LeStrange ticket.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          “Not my daughter, you bitch!”

      • Hue-Man

        The Orange Menace is much worse – “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named”.

    • Treant

      Actually…yes, in a sense. Slytherin, Griffindor, and Ravenclaw were all Houses with defining characteristics. Hufflepuff tended to get the more balanced people. They’re perhaps generally unremarkable, but their House founder was known for her loyalty, generosity, and kindness.

  • Joe in PA

    Not that she’s my fav…but she did have a good line:

    • Michael Rush

      I’ll bet he never ate that taco bowl .

      • cleos_mom

        That kind of thing will be one of Pencie’s duties if he wins.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Pence will be the royal food taster…..
          “hey if pencie doesnt keel over after tasting your taco bowl, could you pass it to me? Im hungry” chris christie talking to Master Donald

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          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            amber mustve graduated from trump university

          • Robincho

            … must of…

          • oikos

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          • Six Pins Delores

            Who knew it was so easy to earn a living. 🙂 Do you have any pictures/video?

          • BlueberriesForMe

            It has to be fake. “colleen” hasn’t upvoted “herself” yet.

          • oikos

            They almost always do. She must have a dick in her mouth right now.

          • Daveed_WOW

            Well, to be fair, I can tweet with a dick in my mouth and so can she.

          • oikos

            It would seem that unlike her, you can grammar.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Lucky her. 😛

          • Bad Tom

            I’d pay to watch that.

      • Chucktech

        Oh, god, no. That taco bowl was the wax replica from the display case.

    • Trump’s tent.

      • Hank

        I had not thought about Mike Pence as the Gov. of Indiana and Indiana’s History with the KKK in awhile, since I saw the above pic.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Klan

        http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/05/books/how-the-klan-captured-indiana.html

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    • Daveed_WOW

      I have a sneaking suspicion that the Taco Bowl was invented by Denny’s.

  • WebSlinger

    PESKY FACTS:

    Sen. Tim Kaine legally accepted more than $162,000 in gifts when he served as lieutenant governor and governor of Virginia..

    The disclosures have been publicly available for years, but they could be under some scrutiny now, since Kaine has been floated as a possible vice presidential pick for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

    Virginia Democrat disclosed the gifts from 2001 to 2009, according to reports filed by the Virginia Public Access Project, which Politico reported.

    Most of the gifts were for travel to and from political conferences and events. Accepting gifts is legal under Virginia’s lax ethics rules, and Kaine’s aides pointed out there was no suggestion of official favors in return, and he has exceeded the reporting requirements.

    “During his eight years as lieutenant governor and governor, Sen. Kaine went beyond the requirements of Virginia law, even publicly disclosing gifts of value beneath the reporting threshold,” a spokesperson told Politico. “He’s confident that he met both the letter and the spirit of Virginia’s ethical standards.”

    READ MORE HERE: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tim-kaine-accepted-160k-in-gifts-as-governor/

    http://cdn.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybeast/articles/2016/07/22/hillary-clinton-keeps-it-safe-with-tim-kaine-as-vp-pick/jcr:content/image.img.2000.jpg/1469237494801.cached.jpg

    • Michael Rush

      But but but ….. You can’t incite half wits with facts

    • Treant

      “Oh, honey, even *I* fucked your husband.”

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    As a parent, I’d love to take a switch to this monster’s ass. And I’ve never spanked any of my own kids.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      exactly why we never adopted any….
      Id be mommie dearest redux.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        I’ll be honest; I love being a mom. It isn’t for everyone. If Donny was my kid, I’d be in seclusion on a private island. I raised my kids to respect everyone, to believe in social justice, and to take responsibility for their words and actions.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          being a parent is a very tough job. kudos!

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            The toughest job in the world and it’s all on the job training.

    • Mark

      You’re gonna need a chain saw to cut down the right sized switch….

    • Steven Leahy

      His kids are actually surprisingly well mannered and eloquent – well, at least in public.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        3 of his children are basically running his campaign.
        if that tells you anything about his children

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Premise: I like so many others do not like that man. I despise everything about him. The fact that I have to breathe the same air in the same city as him and his shitty towers make me wretch.

        I agree, his kids seem well mannered and very well spoken. I was oddly touched (by that slime sucking pig) to see him kiss all of his children on both cheeks. After many Republican assumptions of fatherhood are oh! so macho, it was nice to see a moment of emotional connection to his children.

        Having noted, I still hate the fucker.

        • Ivanka tweeting that the dress she wore is available from her “collection” at Macy’s shows the grifter gene was strong in this one..

          • thatotherjean

            Don’t know about “grifter,”–she really does have a clothing line–but that tweet certainly qualifies as “tacky,” a trait her father has in abundance.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        Yes, he had excellent nannies.

        • Chucktech

          And boarding schools. Tremendous boarding schools.

    • Christopher

      Well, if you’re going to do something for the first time, make sure to give it all you’ve got, and use the right tools!

  • Dramphooey

    I don’t believe these idiotic tweets are going to make any Sanders supporter vote for some third party candidate that they would not have supported in the first place and even if Sanders had never run.

    • Jmdintpa

      I dont think so either. The dumbasses that are so stupid as to throw away a vote on third parties are like the Tea Party voters…. STOOOPID! They dont care and there selfish and to damn ignorant to understand there vote for third party is a vote for trump. There to caught up in there own “see I told you so” game to understand that keeping this man and is republican party away from the Supreme Court is paramount. Then they get all huffy like there protecting there “integrity” or there ” morals” etc. Its laughable if it was not so damn ignorant.

  • Jmdintpa

    Dear God ( and by god i mean lesbian black jesus) please let a construction crane fall and smash this mans head into the pavement…. preferably on live TV for all the world to witness. thank you , your humble servant, Queer.

  • Treant

    Actually, corruption isn’t one of Kaine’s problems. He’s been amazingly transparent with everything, including gifts during his tenure as Governor (which is not illegal, never seemed to result in any favoritism, and is therefore not corrupt).

    Boring and quietly competent are his problems, but that doesn’t play well with the Trumpettes.

    Besides, somebody who conceals his taxes probably shouldn’t gripe.

    • SoCalGal20

      The Donald made three tweets about Kaine, then turned his attention to Elizabeth Warren and then to the Bernie supporters. He’s trying to get Bernie supporters to hate on Kaine. Hate to break it to you Donnie, but those voters were never going to vote for Hillary anyway and most of them won’t be voting for you either. Sad!

  • bkmn

    But who is under indictment in several cases involving fraud?

    • Niblet58

      And has several sexual harassment suits against him as well?

  • WebSlinger

    MORE PESKY FACTS:

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was charged with corruption over $165,000 in gifts and loans while he was governor, although the conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court earlier this week. The original charges stemmed from the fact that these gifts and loans were from a single donor, Jonnie Williams, and McDonnell was accused of giving Williams favors in exchange for his largesse.

    https://donaldjdumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tongue-1024×576.jpg

  • Sam_Handwich

    TIM KAINE’S FATHER KILLED JFK

  • Get Real

    Everything insult that comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth is projection.

  • Texndoc

    Ha, did he change his Tweet to “Bob M” ? He had originally used “Bob McDonald” and was ridiculed because the former (R) Virginia Governor’s name is McDonnell.

  • Six Pins Delores

    Violence in Philidelphiai is what Trump the PIG wants

    • Joe in PA

      Because he’s such a “unifier”. 🙁

      • Gustav2

        I wonder if he has a Trump Brand of pitchforks or something.

        • Joe in PA

          Available at Macy’s. ;(

      • Six Pins Delores

        I have seen those in favor of violence being carried out against those who will protest in Philadelphia make comment here. I hope no one will be harmed, but, I have doubt that things will not turn ugly.

        • Joe in PA

          I hear ya. I hope you are wrong.

          Mostly I was making a comment on how the rethugs are constantly saying how ‘divisive’ Hillary and Obama have been. And then Heir Trump says this, hoping that there is violence. Ugh.

          • Six Pins Delores

            I hope there will be no violence in Philadelphia

    • Dramphooey

      If I were a progressive heading to Philly to express displeasure I’d be on the watch for phony agitators appearing in my crowd. Perhaps I should be fitted for tin foil but when it comes to dirty tricks these people and this candidate make Karl Rove look like Buster Brown.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      I don;t know if that would happen. Philly is pretty used to dealing with violence and Mayor Kenney doesn’t want any shit to hit during his first term, especially on such a scale. After the clusterfuck of his royal pain in the assness Frances “Rock me Saint Peter!” Popo, this event has to be sterling. I expect it will be.

      • Six Pins Delores

        I hope you are right with that assessment

      • TuuxKabin

        Either this heat dome + high humidity will put the kibosh on any violence, it’ll be just too debilitatingly uncomfortable, or it’ll spike tempers. I’m hoping for the latter.

        • I see weather as the best crowd control measure. Anger and rage goes away faster when an EMO Prog really wants is an ice cold water and air conditioning..

          • TuuxKabin

            Yeah I think the ‘creature comfort’ instinct takes over in this weather. Gawd, it’s wicked out there. We’ve got PSA’s here in NYC to check in on elderly neighbors, stay in if your apartment is cool enough, or go to city cooling centers. Libraries, school gyms, some church meeting rooms. First time I”ve heard of a ‘heat dome’, but the weather channel/business has been coming up with ‘pet names’ this year for all sorts of phenomena. Everything’s getting labeled. So cute. /s

          • When the video of the Chicago PD shooting Laquan McDonald was released, it was in the middle of winter in Chicago. As much there were demonstrations and outrage. It was also pretty damn cold out for people to protest for too long. High Humidity just wears people down, no matter their anger, the extreme weather also takes away the focus from why they are protesting when people are sweating like they are in a sauna or steam room..

          • TuuxKabin

            And it’s going to be ultra sauna/steam room this coming week.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlMWW4R1ZBM

  • Gustav2

    Let Jennifer Rubin (yes, WaPo’s resident neocon) describe Trump to you:

    “His face contorted, his face glistening with sweat and his voice bellowing for long portions of the speech, he seemed every bit the image of a dictator of another era. Only his bright-orange-ish makeup reminded us this was not a grainy black-and-white newsreel capturing a master of manipulation from Europe in the 1930s or a segregationist governor in the South in the 1960s but the high-def picture of a modern demagogue.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com

    • TrollopeReader

      bu, but he LOVES Israel ! They’re his best friend ! I’m gonna win TONS of votes from Israel, they Love ME so much, so much.

  • Ernest Endevor

    God these people are boring.

  • DaddyRay

    Translation: Trump has nothing so he is just going to make stuff up

    • BearEyes

      he can’t even make up an original nickname from Hillary’s.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Says someone who pick Mike Pence as VP the most incompetent governor that even the orange crush had buyer remorse in the last minute.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      It shows his lack of decision making skills. Pense was a rash choice.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Pence is a rash.

      • 1Truth1

        FYI, he’s no longer Mike pence…. He is now My Pants

        • Marides48

          HA Haa!

      • TrollopeReader

        there’s a cream for that .

  • thom

    also, from trump this morning.

    “Pocahontas wanted V.P. slot so badly but wasn’t chosen because she has done nothing in the Senate. Also, Crooked Hillary hates her!”

    lmfao

    • SoCalGal20

      So yesterday, the day after his big speech and accepting the GOP nomination, he spends the morning bitching about Ted Cruz and doubling down on what he said about Cruz’s dad and being awful to Heidi Cruz, threatening Cruz and Kasich with PACs set up to defeat them, sending out some weaksause tweets about Tim Kaine, and sending out a Pocohontas tweet. Got it.

      • thom

        he’s pivoting!
        lol at all the “mainstream” Republicans who made the decision to back him at the convention. you own this shit now.
        kasich might be the only one with a legitimate political future

        • Gustav2

          I’m beginning to think Sen Jeff Flake is setting himself up for 2020.

          • thom

            good for him. i wouldn’t vote for him, but it’s really dangerous to have one of the ruling parties become so entrenched in nationalism. anyone fighting back on that rhetoric and divisiveness gets my kudos. not my vote, though

      • Chucktech

        So what would you have him do? Squander his time on formulating policy or strategizing on domestic and international issues or some boring crap like that??

        • SoCalGal20

          Obviously bitching about Ted Cruz is the most important thing! Pence is there to take care of policy. 🙂

          • Chucktech

            Yeah, just one of Trump’s tremendous people looking at shit.

  • sherman

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Republicon Presidential Candidate:

    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump

    Pocahontas wanted V.P. slot so badly but wasn’t chosen because she has done nothing in the Senate. Also, Crooked Hillary hates her!

    • SoCalGal20

      He must have wanted to respond to Elizabeth Warren so badly after she was on the Late Show the other night but Ivsnka still had his phone.

      • thom

        i think the only person more disappointed in the kaine pick than puritan liberals is trump.
        he wanted the Warren pick.
        he lives for petty, personal fights.
        the name calling and insults on twitter would have been non ending.

  • JT
  • Mark

    When you have absolutely nothing to build yourself up – you can only look ‘bigger’ by tearing somebody down.

    Bigger jerk.
    Bigger asshole.
    Bigger clown.
    Bigger liar.
    BIgger. Bigger. Bigger.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      …. but smallest schlonge. (and hands)

  • cleos_mom

    Gentlemen and ladies of the Infotainment Community, start your fainting couch dramatics.

  • 1Truth1

    Does the Cheeto Jesus know any other songs? He’s like a 3 year old who insists on playing the same cartoon over and over again. I find it ironic that the one who has consistently been sued for fraud would call anyone a crook.

  • Blake Jordan

    OMFG:

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • 1Truth1

    Is this what Peter Thiel meant by sticking to the real issues?

  • Steven Leahy

    Seems to me both Trump and Clinton made boring, safe choices. I cannot stand Mike Pence but am none too pleased with Kaine as Hillary’s choice, though I guess that doesn’t matter now. I don’t think he’s necessarily corrupt – well no more than any of them is…..but Kaine is hardly the progressive, dynamic choice many of us were hoping for. As Queerty put it, accurately, he appears to be a “finger in the wind” democrat and seems he’s often late to the party. I guess he just yesterday stated he opposed TPP after supporting it all this time? I don’t trust him….at all.

    http://www.queerty.com/tim-kaine-basic-well-intentioned-foot-dragging-not-pro-gay-democrat-20160722

    • Chris

      This reaction always surprises me. The VP spot has literally no power, and the only responsibility it holds is to stay alive and break a tie in the Senate should one occur. I would think any supporter of someone like Warren or Sanders would want them in the Senate where they can continue to do their work rather than carrying water for an administration that must create coalitions and can’t allow a VP to be a firebrand.
      The choice was a strategic one. Anyone who was seriously hoping for a Warren or Booker pick is very likely to end up supporting Hillary in November anyway, and the states where he or she helps are pretty solidly blue. Strategy with the electoral college is necessary to win, and that’s exactly what Hillary did.

      • Chucktech

        And should the Senate flip, Warren and Booker could do far more good there than being VP.

      • Steven Leahy

        I agree with your comments about strategy and the electoral college, and that’s especially important with states like Virginia always being toss-up swing states. I get your points but I just can’t muster any real passion for this ticket.

      • thatotherjean

        You missed the other important Vice Presidential duty–going to funerals not important enough for the President to disrupt his schedule.

    • Curieux Bleu

      I guess it is no surprise that both parties have significant corruption happening — many individuals, many lobbyists, many moral “compromises”.

      However it is about SCOTUS this time around, and that means everyone has to hold their offended noses, offended of course by the smell and taint of corruption to varying degrees. And get out and vote the Dem ticket.

      I think Jeff Merkley of Oregon would have been a better choice than Kaine.

      However, the Sanders initiated demands for a revolution against corruption will continue to resonate with millions of Americans. The US needs a multi-party system with run-off elections and coalitions and all sorts of electoral reforms especially Citizens United and a permanent voter registry and guarantees that every person has the right to vote, and election days as national holidays.

    • JustSayin’

      That is a complete mischaracterization of Kaine. He has a lifellong reputation and history of actions supporting progressive ideals.

      I would also note that the claim of “finger in the wind” is a teabagger claim and comp!etely false.

  • bambinoitaliano

    If this does not scare peopel to go out to vote, I don’t know what will.

    Don't think people are really grasping how plausible it is that Trump could become president. It's a close election right now.— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) July 23, 2016

    https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/756681961809272832

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Well past time for Don the Fraud to release his tax returns.
    How much corruption, evasion and outright lies will they reveal??

  • LovesIrony

    and you declare bankruptcy from your penthouse shafting the workers that did their jobs. Any Sanders supporters want to support someone that doesn’t pay negotiated prices for your work, while claiming to be a billionaire? huh? any of you?

  • When Kaine took those gifts, it was legal for him to do so, and he reported every penny of what he received. #convenientmemory

  • Wesinoregon

    Trump U wasn’t considered a “gift” of money for you Donald?

    • Chucktech

      You misspelled “theft.”

  • colleencstandifer1

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    • SoCalGal20

      Nobody asked you, Colleen!

  • rednekokie

    Hasn’t it occurred to anyone that every derogatory claim Trump and his minions say about any candidate running against them could more aptly be applied to Trump and his minions? Doesn’t he realize that we are on to his false accusations?
    And, please tell me just who in his right mind would sit down to a conversation with a person with such a hateful and disgusting face?

  • oikos

    Tell us about Kaine University, drumpfy.

  • SoCalGal20

    Drumpf really wants those Bernie supporters to be mad!

    Also I’d never looked at the comments to any of Drumpf’s tweets. It was pretty damn funny! It’s all people calling him out on his bullshit (at least the first several).

  • Marides48

    I guess the tRump campaign has many years of experience to know “corrupt” when they see it. Oh the irony!

  • TrumpIsaTaxDraftDodger

    So when Donald Trump takes advantage of lawax tax laws to enrich himself he’s smart. But if a Democrat legally avails himself of gifts, he’s corrupt?

  • Acronym Jim

    Philly fight?

    It’s official, Trump has become that mean girl who plays two friends against each other just so she can watch them slug it out in the parking lot.

  • Sean

    Nope.

  • sword

    BernieBots: “You won’t share the popcorn, so we are going to burn down the house to teach you a lesson”

  • billbear1961

    Have you purged the GOP of those who take corporate money, say, from the NRA?

    No, I didn’t think so.

    What about those beholding to the RUSSIANS, you fucking, goddamned TRAITOR??

    Trump, the Russian connection–his admiration for the fascist Putin is NOT accidental, but totally wrapped up–surprise, surprise–in self-interest.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/07/vladimir_putin_has_a_plan_for_destroying_the_west_and_it_looks_a_lot_like.html

    Some important excerpts:

    One of the important facts about Trump is his lack of creditworthiness. After his 2004 bankruptcy and his long streak of lawsuits, the big banks decided he wasn’t worth the effort. They’d rather not touch the self-proclaimed “king of debt.” This sent him chasing less conventional sources of cash. BuzzFeed has shown, for instance, his efforts to woo Muammar Qaddafi as an investor. Libyan money never did materialize. It was Russian capital that fueled many of his signature projects—that helped him preserve his image as a great builder as he recovered from bankruptcy.

    These projects are simply too ambitious, too central to his prospects, for Trump to have ignored the underlying source of financing. And it was at just the moment he came to depend heavily on shadowy investment from Russia that his praise for Putin kicked into high gear. In 2007, he told Larry King, “Look at Putin—what he’s doing with Russia—I mean, you know, what’s going on over there. I mean this guy has done—whether you like him or don’t like him—he’s doing a great job.”

    While Putin hasn’t dirtied his hands in American elections, the Russians have cultivated Washington—hiring fancy firms to craft strategy, donating money to think tanks, building a small coterie of wonks sympathetic to their leader’s view of the world. The Trump campaign is the unlikely culmination of this effort. It has been a magnet for like-minded fans of Putin. Fans might not be quite the right term, since so many of these advisers have profited from proxies of the Russian state.

    Let’s begin at the top. Trump’s campaign manager is a wizened operative named Paul Manafort. It’s true that Manafort is a mercenary by trade. His old Washington consulting firm pioneered the practice of representing the dictators of the world, no matter their grim record. (I profiled his authoritarian ambit earlier this year.) Late in his career, however, Manafort dedicated himself to working on behalf of clients close to the Kremlin. His grand achievement was reviving the doomed career of the anti-charismatic politician Viktor Yanukovych. Manafort’s image-crafting and shrewd strategy culminated in Yanukovych’s election to Ukraine’s presidency in 2010. Thanks to Manafort’s handiwork, Ukraine pulled into Putin’s sphere of influence. Unlike other American consultants who flitted in and out of Kiev, Manafort set up camp there. He became an essential adviser to the president—his tennis partner even.

    If Manafort were the only Kremlin connection in the Trump campaign, his presence might signify nothing. But he’s hardly isolated.

    More recently, Richard Burt, a Reagan administration official, has begun advising Trump on foreign policy. His criticisms of NATO and pleas for greater cooperation with Putin grow from a deeply felt realism. Yet his ideological positions jibe with his financial interests. Burt is on the boards of Alfa-Bank, the largest commercial bank in Russia, and an investment fund with a large position in Gazprom.

    Trump’s advisers have stakes in businesses where the health of the Russian state is the health of the firm—where, in fact, the state and the firm are deeply entangled. [Mussolini’s definition of FASCISM.] The campaign isn’t just one man with an aesthetic affinity for Putin and commercial interests in Russia; his sentiments are reinforced and amplified by an organization rife with financial ties to the Kremlin.

    Donald Trump’s ego compounds his naïveté. He’s vulnerable to flattery; his confidence in himself exceeds his intellectual capacities. All of this makes him particularly susceptible to exploitation, an easy mark. For this reason, dubious figures have always gravitated to him. (Please read David Cay Johnston’s persuasive account of Trump’s long ties to organized crime.) It seems the Russian president has noticed this, too. To quote Trump on Putin, “A guy calls me a genius and they want me to renounce him? I’m not going to renounce him.”

    In the end, we only have circumstantial evidence about the Russian efforts to shape this election—a series of disparate data points and a history of past interference in similar contests. But the pattern is troubling, and so is the premise. If Putin wanted to concoct the ideal candidate to serve his purposes, his laboratory creation would look like Donald Trump. The Republican nominee wants to shatter our military alliances in Europe; he cheers the destruction of the European Union; he favors ratcheting down tensions with Russia over Ukraine and Syria, both as a matter of foreign policy and in service of his own pecuniary interests. A Trump presidency would weaken Putin’s greatest geo-strategic competitor. By stoking racial hatred, Trump will shred the fabric of American society. He advertises his willingness to dismantle constitutional limits on executive power. In his desire to renegotiate debt payments, he would ruin the full faith and credit of the United States. One pro-Kremlin blogger summed up his government’s interest in this election with clarifying bluntness: “Trump will smash America as we know it, we’ve got nothing to lose.”

    EDIT: I saw another online article that said Manafort had been in Russia recently, trashing the U.S. and praising Russia and Putin.

    • TrollopeReader

      Trump: Nyet!

      • TuuxKabin

        Drumpf никогда! (never).

    • James

      If Trump wins it won’t be long before we find ourselves in a potentially world-ending event. I wonder if simply being alive will be enough for the handful of multi-billionaires who survive.

      • Karl Dubhe

        Until they realize they have to harvest the food they want to eat.

        Sure, they’ll be happy with being the only humans left. They’ll be able to Go Galt, or whatever, and prosper like there’s no grocery store.

        • Bad Tom

          Until they discover two things:
          1) Farming is hard work.
          2) They suck at farming.

          • Stubenville

            3) Rocks are inedible.

          • Bad Tom

            4) Grass is slightly more edible, but trees are extremely chewy.

            But they still have their shoes!

          • Stubenville

            Don’t think those Ferragamos and Louboutins are going to stand up well to farming.

          • Bad Tom

            On the plus side, the rustic, distressed look for shoes, clothes, cars and indeed everything, will soon be very, very in.

          • thatotherjean

            So are gold bars, pretty colored rocks and pieces of green paper. There will be trouble.

      • billbear1961

        I think you’re right about the world’s chances if he wins, James.

        I really find it difficult to believe that corrupt maniac will be allowed to take possession of the Oval Office, at least for any extended period of time.

        But it wouldn’t take long for him to do ENORMOUS damage.

        If the sellout gangsters on the right get hold of the entire federal government, even without Trump, they’ll TEAR this country APART.

        There are MANY who will not take kindly to the efforts of Hatred and Greed to drag this country back a CENTURY.

        We KNOW what these FASCISTS are–the FAILURE of the press to hold them accountable does NOT fool MILLIONS of us–and there is NOTHING that can justify or legitimize the CRIMES they have in mind, certainly not an election in what is supposed to be a modern, genuine democracy.

        I don’t think that there are many of us, with our backs pushed up against a wall, who will “go gentle into that good night.”

        Won’t we “rage, rage against the dying of the light”??

      • Bad Tom

        Such circumstances also tend to lead to severe currency devaluations. They might not be billionaires anymore.

        Who needs Wall Street if there are no businesses operating? Companies which are defunct (perhaps because all their workers are dead and their properties are rubble,) have small market valuations.

        Presuming the markets themselves are not literal rubble.

  • madknits

    As soon as that little boy Trump comes up with an unflattering nickname for someone, I know that that person has to be somewhat decent.

    Kaine is fluent in Spanish, is pro-choice, got an F from the NRA and a 100% from Planed Parenthood. This aligns with many of my values.

  • Harshan

    What? Trump said Kaine was corrupt? I’m shocked! What a surprise that is[n’t].

  • agcons

    Well, I’m completely surprised.

  • Jeffrey

    I can’t believe we even have to compare Trumppence to Clinton/Kaine anymore. If people don’t understand who is better for the country. If it is really going to be this close of a race, then we are just permanently fucked. The world IS getting dumber.

    • JustSayin’

      There are about 20% of likely voters who are undecided at this point. They will make or break the election, and to those people little things will count. The only truky available offset is to increase reliably BLUE voter turn out and registration.

      • Jeffrey

        There are 20% of voters who can’t decide between Hillary or Trump. Two polar opposites. That is exactly the problem. But I’m sure if I asked them to enlighten me on Kim Kardashian’s latest fart they’d be able to fill me in.

        • Tor

          Raspberries with a hint of chocolate, and a burning finish.

  • TampaDink

    The only reason Donny can say these things about Kaine is that he is so squeaky clean & free of scandal himself. /s.

  • Nick Stadler

    It took him a while to finally respond because he thought Hillary chose KANYE, and his first thought was, “That guy seems humble.”

  • j.martindale

    With McAuliffe as Governor of Va., the Senate is going to be protected if Hillary wins. McAuliffe could even appoint himself as Senator in place of Kaine. He has a Democratic Lieutenant Governor, Northrop, who could replace him, which also is good.

    • Ninja0980

      Hope he appoints someone like Northrop instead.
      Hope he appoints someone like Northrop instead.

      • j.martindale

        Northrop may be too conservative. He was wooed by the Republicans to cross over to their party a while back, and had the Dems pretty scared.

        • Ninja0980

          Tom Perrillo would be perfect but it sounds like his time in Congress left him with a bitter taste in his mouth.

  • JustSayin’

    Funny thing that majority of gifts were for travel expenses related to political events and that $76,000 of the total, over almost a decade, came from three well established political entities, Obama, Kaones own Campaign fund and the DNC…..let us see a republican that has a cleaner record and has reported in more detail then Kaine.

  • Harvey888

    The interesting story is how a foreign government (with some very close and interesting ties to the Trump campaign) is trying to influence an American election.

    • TrollopeReader

      Wonder what Bibi will be saying closer in ….

  • Stubenville

    Hey Donald – how’s that fraud trial for Trump University going? Just asking for a friend.

    • TrollopeReader

      Tell your friend it’s full-speed ahead, as of last night. And class-action, too !

      🙂

  • anne marie in philly

    “Tim Kaine Is Corrupt” – speak for yourself, rump!

    • Good heavens! If Tim Kaine is corrupt, that must mean Donald Trump is as honest as the day is long because, as we all know, only one person can be corrupt at a time. How wrong I was about Trump! Here, Donald, take my check for 50 trillion zillion gadillion dollars! If only it could be more!!

      Save us, Donald!! SAVE US!!!11!!

      • anne marie in philly

        🙂

  • Hue-Man

    60 Minutes has Clinton and Kaine on Sunday. I doubt anyone will be posting anything like this pic.

    • Stubenville

      Umn… where’s Trump’s left hand?

      • Stev84

        He has to play his puppet somehow

  • Todd

    Donald ….. Your running mate wants you to hold a funeral after you are done jerking off.

  • David F.
  • David F.

    My first tweet

    • Stubenville

      Mere facts do not interest the Malevolent Mango.

    • Addison

      I’ve got to retweet this, post on FaceBook, etc., etc. Well said.

  • TampaDink

    Transparency is important to the GOP, which is why it was so comforting to read the details of Drumpf’s tax returns.
    /sarcasm.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Well, he’s not wrong about one thing, some of the Berners are definitely going there to protest. The question is, will they be peaceful (I know, I laughed when I typed it) or will they prove to be the petulant, foot stomping cry babies we’ve come to expect?

    As for Trump’s tweet, m’eh, it’s a Trump tweet…I’ll ignore it as I do all the ramblings of children throwing a tantrum.

  • Ninja0980

    Does anyone think Trump would be praising Bernie if he was the VP?

    • Brian Burleson

      Of course not. He would be comparing him to Stalin and Lenin. Commies!

  • bob

    Typical hypocrisy ! Where was all this outrage when scalia was accepting gifts ! As for Bernie supporters, you’d be a fool to support trump !!!!!

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Slightly OT: Often the VP runs for President. Do you think that’s going to happen in Tim Kaine’s case if Hillary wins?

  • Tigernan Quinn

    Conservative saint Scalia died while literally on one of those grafting trips they supposedly hate so much, so you can eat my asshole Mr. Trump. Philly fight? You WISH.

  • Says the guy who’s been bilking tens of millions of dollars out of contractors, workers, and ordinary citizens, and whose own tax returns are apparently off-limits to us voters.

    Fuck off, Trump, you pustulent cheddar-colored psychopath.

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Not to mention parsimonious tipping habits.

  • A man is enthusiastically chosen by his party to be a nominee for president after spending months hurling insults at his opposition and shows no signs of abandoning the strategy.

    Remember when folks used to say they hated it when campaigns went negative?

    You have to laugh.

    • Tor

      Trump’s campaign has not gone negative. It started out that way.

  • Luke Owens

    If Tim Kaine is corrupted I’m a vestal virgin. (And if you look closely at my avatar, you can see the vest!

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    The real question about Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) is how he tips?

    Certainly much better than Donald Trump, a notoriously poor tipper.

  • Homo Erectus

    Release your tax returns Donald.

  • Javier Smith

    He doesn’t know who the KKK are and won’t presume to speak about something he doesn’t know. Yet he’ll go nuts spouting misinformation on Kaine.

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  • givemeglenn

    Donald Trump is a blowhard. He failed to mention that the way he was even able to see Senator Kaine had taken any gifts was because he CLAIMED THEM on the Income Tax Returns that he filed and SHARED.

    Where are Donald Trump’s Returns for US to have a chance to evaluate like he’s now been able to do for Senator Kaine AND Hillary Clinton?

    While I’m at it, there’s also evidence that Kaine OVER-ESTIMATED the value of the gifts on his Returns, so there would be no question about him doing anything “questionable,” and it’s also been shown Senator Kaine showed NO PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT towards anyone who provided any “gifts”.

    Donald Trump trying to compare himself with Senator Kaine regarding ETHICS and MORALS is beyond LAUGHABLE. Senator Caine has dedicated his life to helping the underprivileged and has been married to the same woman for over 30 years. Donald Trump has dedicated his life to helping himself and infidelity.

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  • weeklycigar

    Fuck…lets see, two criminals or an asshole? I’ll take the asshole – TRUMP 2016!