Today’s New York Daily News

From the editorial board of the New York Daily News:

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. 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. Trump’s reckless willingness to damage trust in the electoral process — in order to save face and hold leadership of the paranoid wing of U.S. politics — is the most pressing reason why voters must defeat him in a landslide.

To take full stock of Trump must be to understand the urgency of barring him from the White House, as well as to reckon with how an authoritarian fabulist has gotten so close to leading the globe’s beacon of democracy.

History will mark the presidential contest of 2016 for demagoguery that distorted America’s electoral process from a competition of ideas into, on the one hand, a reach for power based on a cultish thirst for vengeance, and, on the other, a bipartisan drive to save the American presidency itself. Herewith, we fervently pray, is the political obituary of Donald Trump and all that he stands for.

Hit the link for the obituary.bury

  • Oikos
    • Or to use a blow dryer in the bathtub…..sigh

      • TrollopeReader

        Biki!!!

        • I’m in Japan on vacation and having a wonderful time. It is a country steeped in tradition and history. If you wanna see what I’ve been up to,
          http://wanderingsourdoughs.blogspot.com/

          • TrollopeReader

            i’ve been reading !! 🙂

          • Oh! Awesome! Are you enjoying it?

          • Ray Taylor

            Me too. Love that scarf, perfectly made.

          • That had to be the single most hardest craft I’ve ever tried. But addictive! I want to go again!

          • Ray Taylor

            Look for a used loom to buy. I inherited my mothers and made some place mats and table runners. Now it just sits in a spare bedroom with junk piled all over it. Sad.

          • Clive Johnson

            I’m reading it now, thank you!

          • TrollopeReader

            Indeed!!

          • djcoastermark

            cool trip, looks like so much fun.

          • gaymex1

            Thank you for sharing your journey. Of all the photos of Japan, the one which brought back tears and memories was–of all things–the bamboo scaffolding. I remember as a chiild trying to put a young dove back in its nest on a building ledge of a tall building–4 floors–gigantic to me at the time…1951. Two workman helped me climb the scaffolding to replace the small bird. After the bird was safe, I sat on the tiled roof with the men and they shared their lunch of rice and fish. I was 6 and it was an adventure that I had all but forgotten…so, thank you. Amazing how gracious they were, given the horror of what the U.S. had inflicted on their people. Enjoy your vacation away from the insanty posed by Trump and followers. Peace.

          • That memory brought tears to my eyes! Thank you! I’ve been told by several Japanese that they don’t hold anything we to them against us. They have said their leaders were out of control and had to be stopped. The country was in ruins and starving before we dropped the horror that are atomic bombs, and like in Nazi Germany their leader refused to call for peace no matter the toil it took on his countrymen and their country. Of course there are some who do harbor ill will, but you will find those sorts everywhere. What seems to hurt them the most is when their daughters marry white men and leave the country.

          • gaymex1

            Thankfully they saw me as a child with the same eyes that I saw the young, helpless dove. We all smiled and laughed when the mother bird began feeding her newly returned baby…then the guys shared their lunch with me. I still remember flapping my arms like the young bird when they invited me to share their meal.

          • David Milley

            Welcome back to JMG — your trip looks to be wondrous!

          • Treant

            There seems to be a lot of bamboo and water.

          • Adam Schmidt

            So I’m going to be the dense one and ask if you’re Greg.

          • Todd Allis

            Yakimochi! I’m jealous; I want to go back again. Great pics! I’ve never been to Nara. Here are a few pics of mine: http://anysize.org/~ashi/japan2007/

      • Oikos

        Hi Biki.

      • TrollopeReader

        isn’t that how *you* make whirlpool waves in the tub? I do !!

    • Rocco

      Lol

    • Charlie 2001

      And labels on peanut butter that say “Warning: may contain nuts.”

      • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

        Hopefully, we won’t need that sign on 1600 Penn come January.

      • Fyva Prold

        “Nuts” here means “tree nuts also”, which is a separate class of allergens.

    • Mark

      Or the warning on the back of a jet ski that says not to place your genitals in or near the intake

      • pj

        ow

    • Gaiboi66

      LOL! *smh*

  • Oikos
    • kelven

      Wrong, Drumpf! Eight more years!

      • Gaiboi66

        I love it!

  • HKDaniel

    ASSUME NOTHING.
    Vote like your life depended on it.

    • Todd20036

      I rather think my life really dies depend on it. This is as close to a fascist government I ever want to be

  • T-Batwoman

    It ain’t over until it’s over. Don’t underestimate the depth of the level of filth in this country, this election has really opened my eyes. My employer blasts out pro-Trump conspiracy theories everyday to all employees, makes it really hard to want to do my job……sad, I really like my job.

    • Todd20036

      In 2 weeks enjoy your boss’ misery

    • gaymex1

      I am sorry you are working for someone who is basically unhinged. Good luck. That’s got to be hard.

      • T-Batwoman

        It really doesn’t make sense, the owners are brilliant, they have built a 650mil/yr company in 1 generation, it just doesn’t compute.

        I just hope they are greedy and not insane, lesser of two evils I guess.

        • gaymex1

          I hope you have a few like minded co-workers to make day-to-day life easier for you. Even a shared eye roll can provide relief.

    • vorpal

      Ugh. That sounds horrid. I’m sorry.

      I guess I’m incredibly lucky that everyone on my team (save one coworker) is either an atheist or just generally spiritual without adhering to organized religion, and also very liberal. (The exception coworker is a conservative Evangelical Christian, but he keeps it in his pants, and he and his family are actually super awesome people.)

  • Rocco

    Amen. This should be posted everywhere, distributed to as many as possible.

    • David Walker

      Unfortunately, it’s too long. Brilliant, factual, well-documented, truthful, and too long. His base would glance through it to see the cartoons but would never bother to read it. They’d see it as just more Drumpf-bashing and, therefore, the evil media putting it to them again. I doubt if they’d have the attention span (or desire) to listen to their favorite AM radio pervert read it. There’s just too much undeniable proof, it would challenge their beliefs, and it might cause a few of them to think.

  • Ray

    Subtle, yet to-the-point.

    • ColdCountry

      Did you read the entire article? They leave no stone unturned.

  • Porkie
  • Ernest Endevor

    And aren’t we fortunate that we’ve had a battle-hardened woman to face him down.

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  • Nax

    Whatever happens this is my one consolation. I remember being against the Baby Bush invasion of Iraq, which was cheered on by everyone I knew, the NYT, the media…even Hillary. I felt very alone and began to question my sanity and my take on reality. But with so many openly calling out Drumpf for what he is, I know that even if he wins, I’m not alone in my thinking.

    • Todd20036

      The issue then was no one believed, including me, that a president would do blatantly lie like that

      Who knew?

      • StraightGrandmother

        Me too, it never occurred to me that my President would lie to me like that.

        • gaymex1

          I was in that basket too.

        • Librarykid

          Actually, it was Cheney who was lying, but the lies were coming out of puppet Bush’s mouth.

    • The_Wretched

      I spent a good while after 9/11 wondering why everone went insane and were believing the bullshit. The evidence just wasn’t there and we were going to war and passing the PATRIOT (end of privacy in the US, 3 giant steps into police state) Act – complete with orwellian naming.

    • Jerry

      I saw it coming too…when they had to manufacture a new excuse to invade every day, I knew there was no real reason for us to be there. And most every media outlet was cheering it on.

  • Ninja0980

    I agree with others, act like Hillary is behind and your vote is the one that can put her over the top or not.
    Also, with ASSange and Putin doing everything they can to sabotage the Democrats with WikiLeaks, it behooves us not to let our guard down.

  • Mark

    It is a rude awakening to see how one insect has damaged so much grain.

    • Piercedchrlz

      Should have kept the grain in the great pyramids as was intended…../s

  • StraightGrandmother

    I’ll go along with that,
    “Bury Trump in a landslide”

    • Mikey

      Preferably LITERALLY.

      • grada3784

        Landslide first. Then the landfill.

        • Mikey

          I say nuke it from orbit.
          It’s the only way to be sure.

          • Tiger Quinn

            Trump only comes out at night. Mostly.

  • ColdCountry

    “- liar, thief, bully, hypocrite, sexual victimizer and unhinged, self-adoring demagogue.”

    Oh, come on. Tell us how you really feel.

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  • BobSF_94117

    None of these editorials suggest that the party which produced, promoted, and put forth Trump should be punished.

    Odd that.

    • ColdCountry

      I’m sure that will come. Right now they’re just trying to keep the Dump out of office. Besides, the GOP is being punished by their own candidate, pretty much.

      • BobSF_94117

        If it doesn’t come this election cycle, it’s not coming at all.

        • Tiger Quinn

          It already has. There’s no way they’re just washing their hands of this – in two years when there are midterms, there’s no way that all of their support for Trump isn’t going to come up repeatedly, along with all the things Trump stood for and said all over again.

          • BobSF_94117

            You have vastly more faith in the American public than I do.

          • Tiger Quinn

            I have absolutely none, I just refuse to believe that they’re going to be able to pretend like they didn’t support this monster. Whether voters will care is the perpetual question mark.

  • Bill Post

    “authoritarian fabulist” …. OK I know this is supposed to be a serious article but this made me laugh… Reminded me of gays I’ve known in the past.

    • Ross

      My new drag name:

      Miss Authoritarian Fabulist

      • Tiger Quinn

        It’s no “Karen from Finance.” 😉

  • Tiger Quinn

    If you watch Deadliest Catch, they’re always talking about dead loss, how one dead crab in the tank will make the rest of them spontaneously drop dead too. This would be yet another in a series of amazing metaphors about what Trump has done.

  • RoFaWh

    “liar, thief, bully, hypocrite, sexual victimizer and unhinged, self-adoring demagogue”

    They’ve certainly got Drumpf’s number.

    “authoritarian fabulist

    Oh, they’ve been reading JMG.

  • The_Wretched

    The editorial goes on at length and has 14 (14!) points. Each one would be politically lethal and wipe out any one else running for office. I’m left wondering how Trump isn’t in jail and how, given his utter lack of fitness, he got this far. The republicans, in particular, own this train wreck of country level embarrassment and must right there party. Else, we all go over a cliff.

    • Herald

      It is long,comprehensive, and devastating!.

  • IamM

    Dear New York Business & Society,

    Frame that front page and display it in your homes and offices. I want Donald to see that everywhere he goes for the rest of his life. Thank you.

    Sincerely, M

  • Bad Tom

    A terrific catalog of all of Trump’s ugly craziness.
    Devastating. An excellent read. Well researched. Well worth the time.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    This is a brutal but wholly accurate accounting of Trump, his machinations and his mendacities. It pulls no punches and it shouldn’t. He may have started out as a joke, but he is anything but. A demagogue who fancies himself a post-WWII strongman and despot. No, this is needed and the sooner other media start being more honest and less faux-equivalent about things, the better.