* I doubt if it matters much to his supporters, but this is exactly the kind of thing that could get under Donald Trump’s thin skin.
No chief executive at the nation’s 100 largest companies had donated to Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign through August, a sharp reversal from 2012, when nearly a third of the CEOs of Fortune 100 companies supported GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
I say that because I think that Garrison Keillor – more than anyone else – absolutely nailed what Donald Trump is looking for in this election.
To the Times, Queens is Cleveland. Bush league. You are Queens. The casinos were totally Queens, the gold faucets in your triplex, the bragging, the insults, but you wanted to be liked by Those People. You wanted Mike Bloomberg to invite you to dinner at his townhouse…
Running for president is your last bid for the respect of Manhattan.
* Wendy Molyneux has written a must-read column about the deja vu many women feel when we see Donald Trump.
Trump’s misogyny is shocking because it’s so brazen, but it’s infuriating because it’s so familiar. Chances are, if you’re a woman in 2016, you’ve heard it all before.
The first time you meet Donald Trump, he’s an older male relative who smells like cigarettes and asks when you are going to lose that weight. You’re nine years old. Your parents have to go out and buy a bottle of vodka for him before he arrives. His name is Dick. No, really, it is. At dinner one night, he explains to you that black people are dangerous. “If you turn around, they’ll put a knife in your back.” Except Bill Cosby. “He’s one of the good ones.” Turns out he’s wrong about Cosby and everything else, but the statute of limitations on Dick’s existence on Earth will run out before that information is widely available.
* This post that went a bit viral on Facebook sums up an important element in this election.
From a FB friend, this fabulous rant of truth: pic.twitter.com/dFVuoHaTEi
— Lee in Iowa (@Lee_in_Iowa) September 22, 2016
* Way to go, Emma!
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 24, 2016
* For a while now I’ve thought that one of President Obama’s most unsung legacies is the healing his administration has begun with Native American Tribes. Today the White House hosted it’s eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference. In honor of the occasion, they posted a letter to the President from Lindsay Early, a member of Comanche Nation. Here is an excerpt:
By vetoing the Keystone Pipeline, you helped us protect our sacred sites. By tackling climate change head on, you have insured that our planet will be safe for generations to come. The passage of the Affordable Care Act provided critical healthcare to members of tribes who otherwise might not be able to afford it. The Tribal Law and Order Act allowed tribes increased jurisdiction to prosecute those that threaten the safety and welfare of our citizens. By speaking out against the Washington football team name, you have reminded us that we deserve the same treatment as any other group in this great nation of ours. The Generation Indigenous initiative has ensured that our Native American youth reach their full potential, teaching them that their contributions are important to this country and that they too are worthy of achieving the American Dream. The White House Tribal Nations Conferences have given tribes what we have so desperately fought for- a seat at the table, a chance for our voices to be heard. I can visibly see and feel the differences in Indian Country in the seven years you have been in office, and for that I want to thank you.
You have managed to do for Native Americans what no president has done before, President Obama. You promised during that speech in Dallas that when you where in office, you wouldn’t forget about us. Thank you for keeping your promise!
* Finally, there were a lot of memorable moments during the 2008 presidential campaign. One of them was Sarah Silverman’s call for The Great Schlep. This time, the grandparents turned the tables on her.