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With the Republican Party unraveling, now is the time for the Big Tent of the Democratic Party to get bigger – to welcome in all Americans, especially main street, home town, traditional Republicans.

We have much in common – A distaste for incivility and vulgarity, a tradition of working together towards the common good, a history of compromise, policy driven by a vision what’s best for America, not merely what’s best for partisan electoral strategy, a working knowledge of history, respect for institutions, the Constitution, our international partners and allies, our treaty obligations, the full faith and credit of the United States, and more.

Sure, there are differences, but on what matters most, perhaps there’s more that unites than divides. Many Republicans will find their party’s nominee is far more alien to them than are many moderate Democrats.

Hillary should reach out to Republicans, as cabinet members, as voters, and possibly even consider a Republican as a running mate.

 

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Trump on Women

Trump in his own words:

  • “Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father …” — Donald Trump on daughter Ivanka, Rolling Stone, September 2015, and “… she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
  • “It must be a pretty picture. You dropping to your knees.”, to Celebrity Apprentice contestant Brande Roderick
  • “You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”
  • “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes–blood coming out of her wherever.”
  • “Rosie’s a loser. A real loser. I look forward to taking lots of money from my nice fat little Rosie.”, an “animal”, “an extremely unattractive person”, and a “slob.”
  • Arianna Huffington “is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man—he made a good decision.”
  • “Like you wouldn’t have your job if you weren’t beautiful.”
  • “It’s certainly not groundbreaking news that the early victories by the women on The Apprentice were, to a very large extent, dependent on their sex appeal.”
  • “If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?”
  • “[Angelina Jolie’s] been with so many guys she makes me look like a baby… And, I just don’t even find her attractive,”
  • “All of the women on ‘The Apprentice’ flirted with me — consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.”
  • “Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next next president? I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
  • “While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct”
  • When lawyer Elizabeth Beck asked for a medical break to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old daughter, Mr. Trump said, “You’re disgusting,”.

Mr. Trump, Look in the mirror.

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The train-wreck of the Republican Party begins.

  • In the New York Daily News, Rick Wilson: On Donald Trump, never means never.
  • “I… cannot in good conscience support Donald Trump because I do not believe … he displayed the judgment and temperament to serve as Commander in Chief” — Lindsey Graham
  • Trump “has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character. He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution. … These are all reasons why I cannot support his candidacy.”– Jeb Bush
  • “Donald Trump is epically unprepared to be president. He has no realistic policies, no advisers, no capacity to learn. His vast narcissism makes him a closed fortress. He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know and he’s uninterested in finding out. He insults the office Abraham Lincoln once occupied by running for it with less preparation than most of us would undertake to buy a sofa.” — David Brooks
  • “You could be living on a diet of lead paint, cheap vodka and Real Housewives and still know more than Trump does about, well, everything.” — Rick Wilson
  • “I just don’t think he has the character to be president of the United States,” — Bill Kristol
  • “Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers.” — Mitt Romney
  • and, finally, Lindsey Graham again, “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.”

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