Faced with personal and political defeat and a stream of assault allegations Donald Trump plays the sedition card on the campaign trail as Fox News dredges up slime from the GOP Swamp of Crazy to fling at Hillary Clinton:
Donald Trump: (Tweet by Trump) This election is being rigged by the media pushing false and unsubstantiated charges, and outright lies, in order to elect Crooked Hillary!
Donald Trumps Followers: Now we must kill Hillary Clinton for doing things that never happened!
Sean Hannity: Unverified documents that may be fraudulent and planted in our media by agents of a hostile nation seem to imply that Hillary Clinton may have done something that was possibly illegal or at the very least rude.
Fox News will do its bit to help the useful fool named Trump bring America to its knees.
In March of 2016 the Republican National Committee released an ad that frames President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia as a power grab to subvert the Constitution of the United States.
The ad opens with a nod to the ‘crazy’ birther conspiracy with a reference to Obama’s Lawless Presidency.
The Republican Leadership knows the President has a Constitutional obligation to nominate a replacement when a vacancy opens on the Court.
Congress conducts the job interview.
He (the President) shall have the Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, known as the Appointments Clause
The ad, released in March of this year presumes that the viewer is ignorant regarding the Constitution and American Democracy.
Voice-Over: President Obama wants to make his lawless presidency permanent. The vacant seat on the Supreme Court is all that stands between a liberal majority that will help Obama and the Democrats undermine the Constitution. Now President Obama is trying to deny the American people a voice in who will fill this critical seat. Tell Obama you won’t be silenced. Tell Obama too much is at stake for your voice not to be heard. Tell Obama to let the American people have a say.
The American People had their say when we twice voted to elect Barack Hussein Obama as our President.
I hope that when we have our say again this November we will say this to the GOP:
“Get out of our government and don’t come back until you learn
the rules of civil discourse and fair play.”
There is no attempt to discuss the serious problems that face
the citizens of the United States.
There’s no mention of healthcare, income inequality, Social Security or
Released October 4, 2016
The ad says that Kaine “consistently protected the worst kinds of people.”
What the ad doesn’t say is that as a Civil Rights Lawyer who often worked pro-bono, Tim Kane was fulfilling his Constitutional Duty as required by the 6th Amendment:
“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”
In the mid in the mid-20th century the Supreme Court ruled that defendants who couldn’t afford to hire lawyers had the right to public defenders. But the basic fact of it is pretty inviolable. There is no crime so heinous in the US court system that a lawyer is not permitted — even obligated — to speak in its defense. Vox
It’s noteworthy that the GOP attacks Hillary Clinton for doing the same thing:
For the truth behind the lie that Hillary Clinton freed a child rapist please read Snopes.com.