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Trump Allies Defend Him After White Supremacist Debate Remarks
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...The White House and some GOP allies defended President Donald Trump's failure to explicitly condemn White supremacy at Tuesday's debate, while the only Black Republican senator called on the president to "correct" his comments.

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina said he thought Trump "misspoke" in response to debate moderator Chris Wallace asking whether the president was willing to condemn White supremacists and militia groups. Scott said the president should clarify what he meant.

"I think he misspoke," Scott told reporters Wednesday at the Capitol. "I think he should correct it. If he doesn't correct it I guess he didn't misspeak."

White House aides and Trump allies mounted a defense of the president's remarks, in which he didn't denounce White supremacists and instead said the violent, far-right group Proud Boys should "stand back and stand by." He then pivoted to blaming the far-left anti-fascist movement known as antifa for violence, even though his nominee for Homeland Security secretary has said White supremacists are "most persistent and lethal threat" to the U.S. from within the country....


Little known story:

Back in the days of rhinestones and beehive hairdos on country singers, Dolly Parton parted ways with her singing partner, Porter Waggoner. She heard Mac Davis was in town and called his room at a boutique hotel on Music Row here in Nashville. A friend of mine who was running one of the major labels at the time was visiting Mac Davis there.

Dolly came over. The three of them started talking. Ron, my friend, asked her what her next steps were in her career now that she was on her own as a female country act. And, per Dolly, with few prospects besides signing with a less-than-desirable booking agent known for being a real -------. Dolly stated crying.

As Ron related the story to me, he suggested Mac Davis set up a meeting for her with his manager in L.A., the legendary Sandy Gallin, who aggreed to meet with her. Ron bought her a plane ticket out there to meet with him and accompanied her to L.A. to introduce her to Gallin, who was also a friend of Ron's.

Sandy met her, but told her, repeatedly, that he didn't handle country singers. Again, this was the era of rhinestones and beehive hairdos. Dolly kept pleading with him, so Sandy, feeling sorry for her, said, 'since you flew all the way out here let me invite you to a party I'm having at my house (a huge mansion with a grand staircase).

At his house, Dolly changed into a dress she'd made herself that was completely covered with buttons. Sandy Gallin was gay, and all of his friends were completely enamored with Dolly. It got Sandy Gallin thinking.

Dolly ended up staying in L.A. and moved into Sandy's house where they spent the next couple of years remaking her image - physically and musically - and searched for 'pop' songs for her to record.

If not for Mac Davis and Ron, Dolly would have faded into obscurity. Now you know ... the rest of the story.

Reaction Quote of the Night?

Independent voters react to Trump and Biden's first debate

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"Ruthie" about a minute in says she thinks she's decided for Biden...

"... like trying to win an argument with a crackhead."

She said Trump was like someone "tweeting on massive amounts of cocaine."

@#111 ... This is the cluster ##k of the year. ...

Yup.

Now think about Pres Trump and Pres Putin meeting in Helsinki without aides..

Coming out of that meeting, Pres Trump looks like this...

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Based upon that picture, do you think Pres Putin or Pres Trump came out ahead?

Pres Trump (i.e., the united States) looks like he is a teenager who was just chastised.

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The problem for the Democratic party, if it's to survive, is that it needs to get us leftmost skeptics back at the polls. To fall back once again on the canard that those of us feeling the worst of America's oppression should vote in favor of the greater good is a losing effort. For Black nonvoters and voting skeptics, there is no longer a greater good; in fact, there never really has been.

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