, 08.16.2020 09:03 AM

Dowd: why the smears won’t work this time

Column here.

Best part:

It won’t fly.

All those old tropes about castrating women are threadbare as Trump’s despicable attempt to recycle the birther smear he used to slime Barack Obama, this time against Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican father and Indian mother. She was born in Oakland, Calif.

Biden looks confident for choosing an accomplished woman who delivered a haymaker in a debate. After Donald Trump’s petty vindictiveness, Biden rising above grudges is a lovely thing to behold.

President Trump represents the last primal shriek of retrograde white men afraid to lose their power. He’s a dinosaur who evokes a world of beauty pageants, “suburban housewives,’’ molestation, cheating on your wife when she’s pregnant, paying off porn stars, preferring women to be seen and not heard, dismissing women who challenge you as nasty, angry and crazy.

Even as Fox hacks lambasted Harris as “transactional,” Michael Cohen dropped an excerpt from his tell-all describing life with Trump as a mob movie: “I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really was: a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man.”


  1. whyshouldIsellyourwheat says:

    There is no way the mail in votes will be able to be counted in a timely matter.

    Hence, President Pelosi.

    Which I think is Nancy’s plan all along.

  2. WSISYW,

    If Biden were to suddenly become incapacitated before the vote, Harris would become the presidential candidate and the VEEP would be chosen by her, probably in conjunction with the DNC. There’s no way Pelosi would end up on the ticket.

    • whyshouldIsellyourwheat says:

      If the votes don’t get counted in the chaos after election day and states don’t report results and elect electors in time, and the courts get tied up in knots with all the lawsuits, the House decides who is President.

      Hence President Pelosi.

      Have you never watched the West Wing? or House of Cards? -).

  3. Robert White says:

    Dowd is my kind of fighter. Excellent commentary IMHO.

    thanks for that.


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