About brobrubel

Retired journalist. I've reported and edited for newspaper in Florida, Kentucky, New York, Brussels and London. I also spent a few years as a government flack in Pennsylvania. This blog contains random thoughts on politics, world affairs and entertainment

My post debate hangover: the Chris Wallace edition

I’m really trying to figure out why everyone was saying Chris Wallace did the best job in this year’s debates. Other than trotting out every false premise Fox News question he could come up with, he blatantly tried to help the GOP’s foot-in-mouth patient pull his head out of his ass a couple of times, especially when he practically begged the man with the hands of the Seven Dwarfs to back away from saying he wouldn’t honor the results of the election.

But the part pissed me off to no end was this:

In the nuclear section after the 6:20 mark, the crimson doofus said he never said there should be more nuclear weapons in Asia. But back in April, he said this:

Look! After the nine minute mark the guy with the muppet on his head is saying the words he says he didn’t say. Who are you going to believe? Your lying eyes or his lying mouth?

And Chris Wallace doesn’t just stop the debate right there and say: “Fuck, dude. You said to my face and to the faces of millions of Fox mouth breathers that you supported giving nukes to the Japanese! Cut the shit, already!”

Wallace was a Pump Truppet throughout. The basis of his questions were false, and he let God’s gift to himself spew mendacious babble without consequence.

Hillary had dinner with the ADHD poster boy last night

There’s something called the Al Smith Dinner each year in New York, where the New York elite gather to raise money for the archdiocese to help poor children. But it’s also a time with political figures are invited as speakers to tell jokes about each other.

So guess who showed up:

I really enjoy how she’s being a nasty girl to the thin skinned kumquat, and I really like how she made Rudy Giuliani look like his head was going to explode. But if this is the only speech you see from the dinner, you probably think she’s being extraordinarily mean, or as Barbara Bush once said, “It rhymes with rich.”

But her opponent was on the dais before her and had a few things to say. Ladies and gentlemen, I now present you the best the Republican Party has to offer.

Here’s the thing. I really believe he thinks these jokes are hilarious. Because he’s from alt-right land, where they speak their own language, all of it horrible. To that basket of deplorables, this is the epitome of comic wit.

Honestly, I see this guy and the people who support him and I feel like I accidentally wandered into the bonfire rally in “Lord of the Flies.”

(That, my friends, is another obscure literary reference that will go over the heads of the passengers on the GOP trolley to doom. Because every literary reference to that crowd is obscure, including “The Grouchy Ladybug,” which bears a striking resemblance to the Republican standard bearer.)

How to deal with the tiny fingered girl groper’s ‘poll watchers’ and vote riggers

The fruit-fly infested withered tangerine, who Republicans say is the best they can offer as president of the United States, has created a narrative of a rigged election, because he knows a girl is going to kick his ass on Election Day. So he’s called on his stormtrooper minions to harass minorities at their poling places.

When you enter the world of reality, this means that a bunch of goons in open carry states are going to show up at polling areas they don’t belong in, brandishing guns and generally trying to scare people into staying away from the polls, the kind of stuff they do in dictatorships, because the tangerine want to be America’s dictator.

On Election Day (which is Nov. 8, although the moldy fruit told his followers it’s Nov. 28), if a semiautomatic toting Second Amendment fanatic shows up at your polling station, or anyone interferes with your right to vote, do this:


I don’t have to deal with this, because I’ve already voted. But if I was casting my vote on Election Day and saw a numb nut in a Trump T-shirt with an AR-15 at my polling station, I’d immediately call the police on the scumbag and say there’s a guy running around with a gun threatening people. And then, if the cops didn’t do anything, I’d call the feds.

Because people who threaten your right to vote should be thrown in jail. And anyone who tells his followers to intimidate voters should be thrown in jail with them.

Meanwhile, supporters of the ADHD pumpkin are actually trying to rig the election with crap like this:

One person involved in this attempt to rig the vote in the Keystone state is, as expected, a member of the GOP:

[O]ne Western Pennsylvania Republican official circulated an image claiming Pennsylvanians can vote online for Hillary Clinton.

The official, according to a screenshot of a Facebook post, is Murrysville City Councilman Joshua Lorenz. Lorenz, a Republican, was most recently elected in 2015 and his term runs through 2019. He also works for the Meyer Unkovic Scott law firm in Pittsburgh and is the vice president of the Murrysville City Council.

Here’s what the Trumpsucker posted:


He pretended to be outraged by an ad he knew was a lie, fully intending to deceive people into believing that they could vote from home. And this is a Republican elected official.

When Trump supporters talk about locking people up, they need to look in the mirror, because they’re the people committing the crimes.