Question of the Day

We still have a few months before the presidential election so let’s put down some predictions and after we’re fleeing the country in November it may be fun to go back and see how we did.

I think it’s Hillary’s to lose or cough away at this point. I know Trump has come back from his post-Dem Convention free fall, but I just don’t think he’s going to have the numbers. He’ll be lucky to get a full percentage point of black voters, he’s gone out of his way to alienate hispanic/latinos and muslims, and his main appeal is towards older white bigots who want to Make America White again. This may have been enough to win twenty years ago but times have changed. I think it’s going to be a landslide for Clinton.

This doesn’t mean that Clinton can’t fuck it up though. Democrats are artists when it comes to losing elections in spectacular fashion and a big terror attack could be enough to push things in swing states to put Trump back in the game. He could still win. But my money would be on Clinton at this point.

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After Once Calling For “Arrest” Of Julian Assange, Now That He’s Attacking Clinton, Hannity Hopes For His Release

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From Media Matters:

Fox host Sean Hannity interviewed founder and editor-in-chief of Wikileaks Julian Assange to attack Hillary Clinton despite Hannity’s previous attacks on Assange for publishing sensitive military and diplomatic documents in 2010, suggesting the United States should “go after” Assange and “arrest him” for “waging [a] war against the U.S.”

According to a Nexis search, during a 2010 broadcast of Fox News’ Hannity, Hannity criticized Assange and Wikileaks for publishing sensitive documents provided to them by a U.S. Army private. The documents, according to The New York Times, “amount to a secret chronicle of the United States’ relations with the world in an age of war and terrorism.” At the time, Hannity said Assange was “waging his war against the U.S.” by publishing the documents, and asked, “why didn’t they arrest” Assange? “Why can’t Obama do something about the Wikileaks?”:

But now that Assange has admitted to publishing hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is promising more leaks that could be damaging to the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton, Fox News has given Assange a platform to discuss and preview more leaks of Democratic operatives and organizations. Although American authorities say they have “high confidence” that the Russian government was behind the DNC hack, when Assange implied that a murdered DNC staffer was the source of the email leak and was killed in an attempt to silence him, conservative media echoed Assange’s conspiracy theory. Roger Stone, a longtime ally and adviser to Donald Trump, has also claimed that he has “communicated with Assange,” and that, according to Stone, “the next tranche of his documents pertain to the Clinton Foundation.”

Dallas Morning News Endorses Clinton

It’s the first Dem they have endorsed since before WWII:

There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November. We recommend Hillary Clinton.

We don’t come to this decision easily. This newspaper has not recommended a Democrat for the nation’s highest office since before World War II — if you’re counting, that’s more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections. The party’s over-reliance on government and regulation to remedy the country’s ills is at odds with our belief in private-sector ingenuity and innovation. Our values are more about individual liberty, free markets and a strong national defense.