Trump Hails “Great Heritage” Of The Confederacy In Tweets Slamming Dem Candidate For Virginia Governor

The Hill reports:

President Trump on Thursday again weighed into the Virginia governor’s race, arguing Republican nominee Ed Gillespie “will be a great governor” and slamming Gillespie’s Democratic opponent. Trump has previously tweeted support for Gillespie, who is running against Lt. Gov. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) in the Nov. 7 election. Northam quickly fired back, pointing to service in the Army and as a physician.

  • GayOldLady

    As Mueller closes in, Don the Con’s flop sweat pours out of his tweets. But not to worry my friends, the truth is on the way.
    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/297/174/ecc.jpg

    • Dazzer

      I’m still not convinced that Mueller is going to produce that much of a bombshell.

      I know that I’m the kind of person who’s never found a glass that wasn’t half empty, but everyone’s hopes seem pinned on Mueller – and there’s no guarantee that he’s going to deliver.

      • GayOldLady

        There’s no guarantee that we’ll wake up tomorrow, but I feel as certain that Mueller WILL deliver, as I feel the sun will rise tomorrow morning.

        • Dazzer

          I hope you’re correct and I’m wrong.

          • GayOldLady

            We know a great deal about how Trump’s campaign, his campaign chairman, Manafort, General Flynn, his son Don Jr, his son-in-law Jared, interacted with Russia. That along with other revelations about the Mercers and Cambridge Analytica, Breitbart and Bannon reveal the truth that the campaign was in it with the help of Russia, up to their eyeballs. We know the Mercers Company that worked for the Trump campaign contacted Julian Assange in an effort to get emails belonging to Hillary Clinton. Assange acknowledged that is the truth and said he declined, but the release of the Podesta emails tells us that if he/Assange declined it was because he did not have them. We also know that Trump fired Comey to stop the investigation because he told Lester Holt that was his reason during a televised interview. We know that he told the Russians, while visiting him in the Oval Office, that he fired Comey to “get him off” his “back”. And that’s just what we know. We’re much closer to the end of this than the beginning

          • Randy Ellicott

            Not to rain on the parade but we know he is a sexual predator, we know he is a draft dodger, we know he is a racist… and he is still president, actually we knew all that before nearly half the voting population chose him… I hope Mueller will put an end to the entire group at the White House, but given what the country has already learned and apparently accepted as ok for the president… my hope is running out….

          • GayOldLady

            He likely paid off some of the victims of his sexual predation and frightened off the others with legal action. He dodged the draft with a permission slip from one of his daddy’s rich doctor friends. It’s not illegal to be a racist, it’s just hideous. But it is illegal to collaborate with a hostile power to win the Presidency and it is illegal to obstruct justice and those two things are just the tip of the iceberg. http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/297/174/ecc.jpg

          • GayOldLady

            I’ll give you the advice my doctor/friend gave me, step away for a couple of days and relax. When you come back revisit everything we’ve learned to this point and you will see things through a clearer lens.

          • David Walker

            My shrink told me yesterday that my anger is understandable and OK. (He prefaced it by saying he wasn’t allowed, ethically, to take sides in political matters, “and we’ve seen what’s happened to ethics.”) I’m also allowed to be afraid of some of what’s possible: physical and legal actions against LGBTQs, non-xns, and losing Medicare and Social Security. It is legitimate fear and that and much more are possible, but by writing to my rep and senators, I’m doing something. And then he said to stay away from the news from time to time. I see his point, but that’s kind of like moderating one’s caffeine intake. I didn’t argue the point, though.

          • GayOldLady

            I know your stress. I feel and fear the same things. If you’re like me you’re too curious to stay away from the news for too long, but I’ve been taking short breaks. A day, two days of basically just watching movies or taking walks in the neighborhood, going shopping, etc. I even turn off the Sirius XM news in the car. When I stayed away for 2 days I came back and I re-read articles I have bookmarked and realized that we really know a lot and that everything we know points to serious charges being leveled against Trump, his family and many of his campaign workers and even some of his associates. My issue is patience, but I remind myself that Trump has only been in office for 10 months, even though it seems like an eternity. Then I remind myself that the case against Trump is a much broader and serious case than Watergate. The Watergate case became public in June 1972 via the WaPo and Nixon resigned in August 1974. It took two years to wrap that case up and it wasn’t nearly as complex as this case. Still I believe this case is nearing some indictments, not only because the GOP is behaving bizarrely in the committees trying to redirect peoples attention, but because people like Corker, Flake and McCain are distancing themselves from Trump. There will be life after Trump and slowly but surely these folks will realize that.

          • David Walker

            Thanks. I’m an elder gay who freaks out way too much lately. The talk with the shrink yesterday was very helpful, although I still switched on Rachel at 9, but it was reassuring to know that my anger is legit and my fears are well-founded. I’ve been meaning to ask, and it has nothing to do with this, if your neck of the woods has recovered from last year’s fires? Nature has a way of taking care of itself, but sometimes it’s not all that good with scars. I remember you weren’t hit, although you could see fire from your place, but has the general area recovered?

          • GayOldLady

            We’ve been fortunate this year to have above average rainfall. I haven’t been up to the mountain area hardest hit, but have friends there and things are getting better.

          • Randy Ellicott

            Oh i have, and coming back i see all the things he has gotten away with and all the people suffering right now because of it that i think pinning all our hopes and dreams on the investigation is akin to how we all felt about the election before it was over… i.e. “There is no way he could win…” Sure it’s possible that the investigation will find the smoking gun that will topple the administration, and I hope they do, but if they had already found evidence of illegality they would have moved already because its illegal not to… That means they have found lots of stuff but nothing conclusive yet…

          • GayOldLady

            “and I hope they do, but if they had already found evidence of illegality
            they would have moved already because its illegal not to”

            That’s not accurate. Often in these cases they seal or withhold indictments while they attempt to roll up co-conspirators.

            And I’m not “pinning” all of my hopes on this investigation, I understand we have to elect Dems in 2018, but I do think this investigation will end with indictments,resignations, trials and prison for some people.

          • Paul

            I suspect Mueller has enough to pin a few of the bit players to the wall, knowing they’ll probably squeal for lighter sentences.

          • netxtown

            I caught a lengthy doc on PBS last night about Putin. This first half goes from him being prime minister up to how Putin played W via ‘faith’, and then on to his disdain for Obama and Hillary. I’m hoping the second half delves into donnie and the election.

            And – from everything presented so far – Putin is one fucked up psycho who is overcompensating for his fear of being toppled and killed.

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/putins-revenge/

        • FAEN

          I will hold onto your optimism.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I hope for the best but am worried that no matter what he finds, nothing changes. We have Wells Fargo committing fraud on a huge scale with no heads on a pike. Governor of Michigan has not suffered for lead in Flint. the people oppressing us scream that they are being oppressed.

      • bambinoitaliano

        It’s almost like people were hoping John Kelly would reign in the fucking moron but were so wrong.

        • Joe in PA

          Exactly. Not only did he not “reel him in”, he is one of the perps. As revealed recently. Fuck.

        • FAEN

          Kelly is a monster unto himself. Let’s not forget that.

        • Willys41

          Apparently it’s like asking a rabid dog to “rein in” a pack of rabid dogs. Oh, sorry, it’s our defense secretary who had the nickname “Mad Dog.”

          My mistake.

      • FAEN

        Yep-I agree with you. In addition there are so many hopes pinned on what Mueller finds no matter what he comes up with it won’t be enough.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      I’m becoming more and more of a pessimist as this horror drags on. I see Mueller finding nothing substantial and the GOP throwing Hillary in prison for collusion while Obama is scrubbed from history.

      • Boreal

        I feel the same way. If all the horror unleashed by tRump hasn’t gotten him ousted and didn’t keep him from taking office, then what will?

        • PickyPoussin
          • Boreal

            I have champagne chilling…………………………..

          • Karl Dubhe

            There are lot’s of liquor stores, they have fridges for the champagne. 🙂

            I’ll wait for the happy event, before I buy a cold bottle of bubbly.

          • Silver Badger

            I’m sure he will go to his just reward.

          • JaniceInToronto

            Where would that be, exactly?

            Milwaukee? Arkansas? New South Wales?
            Just curious.

          • Silver Badger

            That would be between he and god. However, if the evangelicals are correct, he best be buried in an asbestos suit.

          • JaniceInToronto

            Which God? Some wonderful day, Trump will check out permanently and rot. The end.

          • Silver Badger

            I tend to favor Thor.

          • JaniceInToronto

            Thor is good, as is the rest of his family. Hanuman the monkey God is pretty cool too. Nice thing about Gods, is you can make up whatever you need. Like play-doh.

          • kelven

            Melania is doing the happy dance inside her head, Ivana is worried the grift is over.

          • TampaDink

            I’d think that they’d both look happier.

          • ETownCanuck

            Never happen, the only people crazy enough to do it are his supporters. Besides, then he’d be a Martyr.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Hopefully Hillary will defect to France before she is thrown in a gulag

      • GayOldLady

        Hillary isn’t going to prison. The GOP spent over $30 million dollars and 2 years investigating Benghazi/Emails and the FBI was in the middle of the investigation. Neither Hillary or Obama have committed any crimes. The explanation for the GOP once again trying to make this about Hillary and Obama is clear, they are scared shitless now that they understand that this isn’t going to end well for Trump and this is a smoke screen to distract their base. I believe we will see more GOP Senators jump ship before Xmas as it becomes more apparent that the result is going to be a political disaster for anyone who doesn’t burn their bridges to Trump.

      • kareemachan

        PLEASE remember that Watergate wasn’t done in a day – it took almost two years. I’d rather have a REALLY thought-out case than something done quickly.

      • JP

        Obama will never be scrubbed from histsory. Being the first black president alone solidifies his place in history. I feel when people keep saying “erasing Obama’s legacy” they are underestimating Obama’s legacy. Aside from any legislative accomplishments, Obama means a lot more to people than that and will be remembered forever.

    • Joe in PA

      I love ya GOL, I hope you are right. It is the only way I can keep going (well that and the gin).

      Actually, I’m kidding about the gin (only one drink in 6 months, woohoo). And truth be told, I get a lot of encouragement just reading comments here.

    • Tatonka

      I love your optimism GayOldLady. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Richard

      “Truth” may be on it’s way, but Republicans have a way of ignoring the truth…… as is demonstrated on a daily basis. The swamp is widening.

      • GayOldLady

        Well, there’s no denying that the GOP is hiding from the truth, but that doesn’t mean that WHEN Mueller brings evidence forward of Obstruction of Justice and Collusion that they will be able to deny it. We have a system of justice in this country that Donald Trump has managed to evade for 50 years, but this is a hurdle he will not clear. I’m convinced there will be a host of Federal and State charges brought against Trump, his family and associates. Everything from obstruction of Justice, to collusion with a foreign adversary, to tax evasion, to money laundering.

        To my mind the 3 GOP Senators abandoning Republican talking points is a signal that the dam is breaking. I believe there is much more going on behind the scenes than any of us can imagine.

        • Uncle Mark

          Let’s not also forget that the Fucking Moron’s buddy (and Nazi Shitgibbon whisperer), Banannon, has declared war on the establishment GOP & McConnell. These would have been the same folks that would be holding back the impeachment votes, but will eventually side with Democrats to save their own miserable hides

          • GayOldLady

            I agree!

        • Richard

          Compelling, but! I’m afraid I have very, very little faith in the DOJ under the control of Sessions who is under control of you know who. I’ve no faith in the “3 GOP senators” either. Words are one thing,, actions quite another. So far all three have voted with 45, and their fellow GOPers, every time, the most recent vote was in favor of the banks against the consumer denying the ability to sue a bank if they screw up and you end up broke. We’re seeing the effects of one party rule, and it’s not pretty. The midterms in 2018 appear to be the only hope…..assuming the voters don’t screw it up again.

    • ETownCanuck

      I desperately hope you’re right.

    • JaniceInToronto

      I’m not so sure the biggest problem the U.S. has is Trump.
      The real problem is the people who voted for him and still support his antics.

      I’m seriously afraid the U.S. is in deeper shit than it ever has been. The lunatics are living in and running the asylum. The sane people are outnumbered. Crap.

      • GayOldLady

        I disagree! The Trump supporters are less than 40% of the voting population and dropping. No doubt we have to fight everyday to keep our country, but Trump’s support is going down, not up.

        • JaniceInToronto

          Then why did he win? There are enough people willing to pervert the voting system any way they can, and they have done it!

          The liberals seemingly can’t find a way to even tie their shoes without tripping over their own feet.

          I would be happy to be proven wrong, but I don’t think I will be.

          • PeedeResistance

            dRUMPf ‘won’ (which is a lie) because of a perfect storm of corruption, crime, bribery, Puta’s interference, Comey’s felony violation of the Hatch Act, sociopathic misogyny, election fraud, voter suppression, and Democratic National Committee imbecility. He clearly never expected to win, nor did the Rethugs expect it; sadly, Democrats were plagued with the toxic likes of St. Bernard of Sanders and Our Lady of Russian Dinners as well as with fatal apathy and the assumptions that ‘dRUMPf’ could not possibly win. That is how he ‘won’ and it is most unlikely that every single element of that atrocity, some of which were unrelated to each other, can be replicated in perpetuity.

          • JaniceInToronto

            There is a world of sneaky, illegal things that they haven’t even brought out of the box.

            It ain’t over by a long shot.

          • PeedeResistance

            And the world of pain they will be in for all of their illegal things is just beginning. That is why the Rethugs and dRUMPf are so increasingly desperate.

  • safari

    If you celebrate the confederacy, you’re celebrating both traitors to this nation and the institution of slavery. Full stop.

  • Boreal
  • Boreal
    • stuckinthewoods

      I’d like to see this Northam ad getting wider play and hope it would add some impetus to vote. Mine’s the only “like” at the moment.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOjBhNhYs3U

      • David Walker

        Your like was first. Mine is second. And still no hate vote.

      • HozillaSmallpox

        Trump is just parroting Gillespie’s stupid TV ad. I’m hoping NOVA will come through for us (as usual).

  • PickyPoussin

    Ahhh, the coveted dRUMPf endorsement.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWNNF6QXIAQnLhi.jpg

  • Boreal
    • Lizard

      Love it, but should include that Tennessee statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest as a White Walker. I know it’s on private property but OMG it’s hilarious.

  • Leo

    Shenandoah Valley resident here. Full on scorched-earth culture war. Gillespie needs Stewart voters not to stay home. Everyone in Virginia saw this coming. Gillespie and the R ticket has blanket ads on multiple stations on Confederate statues and sanctuary cities (even though the latter’s illegal in Virginia). “Enron Ed” says Northam. There’s mailers on MS-13 and then there’s mailers on Trump superimposed over Tiki Torchers.

    Hampton has Gillespie up by 8 and Quinnapiac has Northam up by 14. Internal polling shows a deadlock. It’s just chaos.

    Drive through Charlottesville and you’ll see plenty of Northam signs, drive through Roanoke and you’ll see many for Gillespie. It’s anybody’s game at this point and I just want it to be over.

    • Gustav2
    • Tom Mears

      Anymore the DC, Richmond & Norfolk metros matter more than Roanoke. He can scare every single cracker in Roanoke and the rest of the state. Northam will still win. (as long as he can carry those areas that is) Trying to appeal to the “Ol’ Virginny” crowd hasn’t been a winning strategy since Wilder. (McWhatsits was only elected because of the recession). Gillespie is only pulling this shit because that’s the only way a carpetbagger can get Virginia republicans to vote for him. Also the 25+% of the population that is black or hispanic aren’t going to vote for shithead even if he was the only person running.

      http://www.us-places.com/Virginia/population-by-County.htm

      • Leo

        There’s a ton of rural quiet Trump voters in this state not responding to polling that will be willing to hold their nose for Gillespie for their culture war, including the confederacy, abortion and guns.

        If Gillespie wins I just hope this board isn’t shocked. That’s all.

        • HozillaSmallpox

          I’m with you Leo because I am s.w. of Roanoke and down here it is red as blood (with the exception of Blacksburg)

      • HozillaSmallpox

        I hope you are right.

    • HozillaSmallpox

      This whole MS 13 thing is the biggest pile of b.s. I’ve ever heard. I’m not doubting that there is gang activity in Virginia but not at a level that would put “Virginia’s families at risk”. I’m hoping that Northam will win. Roanoke has always been red. All we can do is get out and vote.

    • JCF

      Over? Not without Northam WINNING.

      Give! https://democraticgovernors.org/

  • skyweaver

    I wish Northam had mentioned the number of times Trump has played golf since being president. Also I work in Northern Virginia outside a county government building. Every day for weeks there’ve been 2 or 3 Dem volunteers passing out flyers to absentee voters on their way in. Either one or zero Republicans show to do the same. I like to think that’s a reflection of the possible turnout. Please please please.

  • GayOldLady

    Well, he wish he was in the land of Cotton
    That’s because he’s really rotten
    Go away, go away, go away Dixieland

    • Joe in PA

      Ok, someone’s got to say it: don’t quit your day job. 🙂

      • GayOldLady

        You mean I don’t have a career as a poet? I’m crushed. 🙂

        • Joe in PA

          Your career is in the Resistance movement! 🙂

  • Lazycrockett
    • Gustav2

      Voting on the budget in the House as we comment now.

    • zhera

      And CHIP? Have they done anything with CHIP yet?

      • Gustav2

        Pringles, Ruffles or cow?

        • thatotherjean

          Oh, my.

      • safari

        Last I checked, nope.

      • Tomcat

        it will be used as a bargaining CHIP, sorry about the pun.

      • The_Wretched

        It lapsed last I saw. Been some 2 weeks with out reinstating.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          party of “The Sanctity of Life”

          • thatotherjean

            Only before it’s born. After that, it’s on its own.

          • kareemachan

            Bootstraps…

      • clay

        The states in GOP control are whittling away, too.

      • David Walker

        Of course not. Try to see it as just collateral damage. Or use the military term: it died from friendly fire. Either way, we as a nation are fucked.

    • PickyPoussin
      • zhera

        Ugh, I feel sick now.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Kansas Here We Come!

    • Tomcat

      Of course you mean republicans are voting.

    • The_Wretched

      You can’t cut that much spending without tanking the economy. Economies only work when money is moving around. ‘trickle down’ is a lie, all that money gets diverted to the pockets of the wealthiest .01% (well 80%+ of it). they then sit on it. That’s the same economically and throwing it in a well.

      • Halou

        If you got 1 trillion in dollar bills and set fire to it, you would at least have a kickass bonfire.

    • clay

      ALSO, they’re planning to eliminate income tax for non-residents– US citizens can avoid Income Tax and SSI Tax if they move abroad.

      • Joe in PA

        Hmmm, I thought that was already in place. Back in the late ’80s a number of my co-workers (private US govt contractors) worked on a US Army contract…they didn’t pay income tax. Hmmm, I must be missing something.

        • clay

          That might have been a specific exemption due to the source of the income, not their place of residency.

    • Daveed_WOW

      sounds good. trump supporters should be very happy. they are losing their healthcare and healthcare for their aged parents just like they asked. i hope their bootstraps are in good condition. and i hope they have warm clothes. it gets cold in those cardboard boxes they’ll be living in.

  • zhera

    Oh, how Donnie wishes he lived back in the days when he could have all the slaves Other People’s Money could buy, and he could treat them just the way he liked. He’d make a fortune on the slave trade!

    • Uncle Mark

      I’m sure on some level Melanoma is an indentured servant

  • Gene Perry

    Trying to respond to Donny’s tweets … impossible … it’s “wack-a-mole” … just when you knock down one another pops up.

    • Halou

      Almost half of his watchers are bots. Some to retweet him and amplify his message, some to instantly plaster his feed with encouraging messages, mostly picture memes since he has a hard time reading, anything to drown out the truth.

      • clay

        and half of what he re-tweets are from accounts with only that one post, set up by his staff for him to re-tweet.

    • Uncle Mark

      Even when you wack down that one tweet, it doesn’t stop him from retweeting a variation of one of his earlier twats

  • FAEN

    Cheeto is pro slavery. No one should be surprised by this.

    • Gustav2

      “Look at my African American over there…he sitting there behaving.”

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

      • FAEN

        He’s the talking about Dr Sleepy/Stabby I’m sure.

        • Tomcat

          At which Stabby turned around to look for the black guy.

          • FAEN

            HA! “Clarence Thomas is here?”

        • Halou

          The guy who was the only choice to represent HUD, because all black people know the difficulty of living in low-end housing.

          • FAEN

            That’s how Cheeto thinks.

      • Tomcat

        The base’s new term has changed from African-Americans to
        Black Africans.

  • HZ81

    Racist loves his confederacy!

  • safari
    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      I hate electric wires…..

  • Tomcat

    How long before Trump wants a monument to his hero Hitler erected.

  • joe ho

    Most Mur’kans have already forgotten tiki-torch Nazis killed a woman in Charlottesville.

    • Tomcat

      I am sure some how the poor guys rights were violated by the deceased.

      • Halou

        Nasty antifa attacking his car like that, he must have been scared to… well… to death.

  • Rex

    America’s Racist in Chief.

  • Halou

    Our heritage?
    Our statues?

    This is just like his “respect our flag” moment where he threw is weight behind the good guy murderers who marched through Charlittesville carrying Nazi flags. His “respect our military” moment where he had 4 US soldiers killed on an undisclosed mission with an undisclosed objective and, until the media started asking questions, an undisclosed casualty list.
    When is he going to do something American for a change?

  • Michael R

    Gillespie first went with bullshit Trump attacks ( brown people are taking school slots your children deserve / M313 gangs !!! MS13 GANGS !!! ) , the last one I saw he was trying to do the old fashioned values corn – servative thing . Virginia did not go to Trump so I hope for the best .

  • FAEN
  • SDG

    What the fucky fuck? Traitor, much?

  • Daveed_WOW

    Yawn. Another day, another Nazi tweet.

  • ECarpenter

    Trump and the conservatives are winning the propaganda war. Seriously, folks, we’re losing ground.

    • MBear

      *have won

  • netxtown

    Is he talking about that part of heritage where his mamma’s the biggest, baddest bitch in town?

  • Lesley

    What are the polls looking like in Virginia?

  • LeeCMH

    The Great Heritage of the Confederacy?

    Hatred and Slavery

    .

    • kareemachan

      And bigotry.

    • Treasonous, and traitors to their own country.

  • Bj Lincoln

    Living next door to VA has been a good thing with this current Gov. He included us in state protections and got healthcare for the citizens. As far as I know the people like him compared to the last one. Unless they want to lose everything they will not vote a GOP in.

    • Tor

      Never underestimate the stupidity of people.

  • Hank
  • alc2018
    • M Jackson

      Or life after that headdress …

  • M Jackson

    Wow, people really hate on him at that twitter account.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • JCF

      …and STILL not blocked! :-0

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Nope, not even by Junior, whom I’ve also been stinging.

  • kladinvt

    What do expect from traitor?

  • Willys41

    Mr. Golf said what? Forget I asked.

  • Taylor Bixler

    3.7% unemployment in VA. half a point below national average. But job security for statue cleaners is likely low…

  • Ann Kah

    Just a question, Donald. How many other countries erect heroic statues in honor of the traitors to that country? Enquiring minds want to know. . . .

  • fuzzybits
  • JCF
  • amati1684

    I’m sure Trump has no idea what constitutes the “Great Heritage of the Confederacy.” Come to think of it, I don’t know, either.

  • wds
    • The Democrats were slave owners bit is used by Republicans — but is a history fudge. The Republican Party was founded, of course, in 1854 in Ripon, Wisconsin with abolition as a primary platform plank — and was the party of Lincoln and the great progressive party in the USA until its inexorable turn right starting with its opposition to the Civil Rights planks of the 1960’s. The Democratic Party, however, split into two camps — slavery-opposing Northern and Southern Democrats by 1860. The “War Democrats” of the North joined the Republicans — and were just as abolitionist and never owned any slaves. It is the Democratic Party, under FDR onwards, starting in 1932, which has served as the vanguard of civil rights since that time. To find out more about the Democrats who supported Lincoln — read about “war Democrats” (and before then “free soil Democrats”): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Democrat