Sunday, October 23, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3329, October 23rd, 2016

Senator Bob Casey, Senate candidate Katie McGinty and Vice President Biden at the rally at Wilkes yesterday. (Photo: Michelle Hryvnak-Davies Facebook)

Vice President Joe Biden came to Wilkes Barre and Scranton yesterday and made some news. In a fierce statement that started off slow but then built to a thundering crescendo, Biden showed his stuff as an orator. To a few in the crowd and some at home, many wondered if only for a second how this race might be shaking out if Biden ran. I thought so myself for a millisecond. But then realized that if Biden ran or even The Blessed Mother did, the GOP attack machine would bring them down anyway. Since 2004 when they “swiftboated” John Kerry it has become a way of life for the national GOP.
But Biden made this statement regarding Trump and women. "What he says he did and does is the textbook definition of sexual assault. It's more than that. He said because I'm famous, because I'm a star, because I'm a billionaire, I can do things other people can't. What a disgusting assertion for anyone to make. The press always asks me don’t I wish I were debating him. No, I wish we were in high school—I could take him behind the gym. That’s what I wish."
After the statement the national media as well as a few local commentators criticized Biden for the remark. But let’s put it in context. The key words were “I wish we were in high school” when he made the behind the gym comment. Biden in his 70s was raised in a time that the only way to confront a bully was to cut him down. That is the only thing bullies understand. To equate Biden’s comments as hateful or even questioning the political correctness of it is rich especially from the Trump campaign.
Finally someone called out Trump for what he is. A bully who when confronted whines and says other people are worse.

Here is a segment (above) of Biden’s speech that he gave in Wilkes Barre. Listen to what he says about the middle class.

Wilkes Barre City Councilwoman Beth Gilbert met up with the Vice President along with her cousin Jill Ryan.
Who said the Democrats can’t around people? Here is the Vice President with members of his fan club.
(Photos: Beth Gilbert Facebook page).
State Representative candidate Bob McDonald had this encounter with the scrappy kid from Scranton.  (Photo: Bob McDonald for Representative Facebook page)

Of course the Social Media pages came alive with the Trump supporters who said of course “the elites” were booing him because
A. They are all for Clinton.
B. They are all elites.
The Al Smith dinner surely does attract very wealthy and influential people. It also attracts other individuals who will go because they believe in Smith’s philosophy to this day.
Smith was the first Roman Catholic to run for President and was a Democratic Governor in New York. His candidacy mobilized Catholic votes—especially of women, who had only recently received federal suffrage. It also brought out the anti-Catholic vote, which was strongest among white conservative Democrats in the South. That was no surprise but in retrospect gave the Southerners a break from lynching black people during that campaign.
Smith was a reformer and led a Progressive movement in New York that emphasized a step up for struggling New York immigrants. So Al Smith was no elite.
No less an authority than Al Smith V said Trump’s comments passed the line. Here’s that video.

The other night on WBRE TV News with Nick Toma I said that Trump goes along fine and then takes a dip into the abyss. I also said imagine him at a State Dinner. For this lowly blogger from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, I never dreamed a candidate for President would ever prove any of my humble points.
But Trump never disappoints.


You have to see this tape of what I call Friday Night Flights of Fancy from CNN. Check out the take on Chris Christie as well as the way Trump spokeswoman Gina Louden in a delusional state tried to defend the indefensible. She was nearly laughed off the set, not because the media is biased but because she looked so darn adamant in her defense of what has been asked and answered in print, video and sound.


The race between incumbent Tom Marino and Michael Michael Molesevich is pretty much a mismatch given the Democrat’s late entry into the race as well as the registration advantage in that district. But the race has been heating up to a certain extent. Marino has been shilling for Trump and the former Mayor of Lewisburg has been pointing to the fact that Marino has done little to promote jobs in that district. Here’s our take from WBRE TV Eyewitness Newsmakers with Dr. David Sosar, Jayne Ann Bugda and Andy Mehalshick.


At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you about Biden's comments. If Trump is free to speak his mind like a small, misbehaved child, then old Joe can spout off any way he want. See Joe actually makes sense.

At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trump can't control himself but I think he is the manifestation of the society we live in. The same peole that are bitching about losing their jobs to free trade are the same ones buying $200 large screen from Wal Mart, driving huge vehicles with engines made in Mexico and getting the cheapest prices for everything.
These uninformed bozos will crap when they have to pay 100 bucks for a pair of underwear made in East St. Louis, mo.
Think people....think!

At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, I saw you on WYOU Newsmakers today and couldn't believe you were do tough on Katie McGinty.
Are you really going for Toomey?

At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I really loved was your point about him (Trump) at a state dinner when Nick Toma was interviewing you. His antics at the Al Smith dinner were so bad that I thought I was watching a version of SNL.
Imagine him in a tux with a foreign dignitary.
One we need! I can just hear him saying to a leader, "Hey let me show your wife where they keep the salad here!"

At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is an unknown vote out there, let's see who likes Trump less or hates Hillary more.

At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I predict Luzerne County will be the out lander in this election. They'll be big for Donald.

At 10:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea how these Trump spokes people sleep at night.
Then again, I'd say the same thing about Robbie Mook too!

At 11:14 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Dave, I saw you on WYOU Newsmakers today and couldn't believe you were do tough on Katie McGinty.
Are you really going for Toomey?


I feel I wasn't tough on her, I was just commenting about the sheer number of commercials people are subjected to by both of them. My point was that we heard all about McGinty's family before when she ran for Governor. And Toomey'sd ads about McGinty being millionaire is pretty comical given his record.
I will not vote for Toomey because of his:
1. Toomey’s bank loaned money to small business owners who put their own houses up as collateral. When things got tough. So Toomey’s bank used predatory foreclosure practices banned in most states to try taking away at least twenty of those homes.
2. His timidity on gun checks.
3. Toomey has repeatedly blocked bills to boost health, education and job training programs.
4. I'm at the point now that I will never, ever vote for a statewide or national candidate offered up by the current make up of the GOP.


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