OK. Now it really is a horror show, and a living nightmare, just as I predicted.
With only ten days to go before the American election, and Donald Trump closing in on Hillary Clinton.
Clinton gets mugged by the FBI, dragged into another episode of her never ending e-mail scandal.
And yes, it doesn't get any worse than this...
Another batch of e-mails is found on the laptop of another heavy breather, the compulsive sexter and alleged pervert Anthony Weiner.
The presidential campaign was rocked on Friday after federal law enforcement officials said that emails pertinent to the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server were discovered on a computer belonging to Anthony D. Weiner, the estranged husband of a top Clinton aide.
The Clinton campaign is now demanding that the FBI director James Comey stop trying to rig the election.
“We are calling on the F.B.I. to release all the information that it has,” Mrs. Clinton said adamantly in an evening news conference that took issue with Mr. Comey for making the disclosure so close to the election. “Let’s get it out.”
Comey is on the defensive.
By late Friday, Mr. Comey felt it necessary to further explain his actions in an email to F.B.I. employees in which he acknowledged that “there is significant risk of being misunderstood.” He explained that he was trying to balance the obligation he felt to tell Congress that the investigation he had said was completed was continuing, with not knowing yet “the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails.”
For good reason.
“The F.B.I. has a history of extreme caution near Election Day so as not to influence the results,” Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, said in a statement. “Today’s break from that tradition is appalling.”
While Donald Trump bellows like a beast.
An emboldened Mr. Trump seized on the F.B.I. action on Friday at his rally in New Hampshire. To cheers of “lock her up” from his supporters, Mr. Trump said: “Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before. We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office.”
His deplorables make plans for Hillary...
And we are left to ponder the horrifying possibility that this nothing burger scandal could make the
But while the news definitely threatened to ruin my weekend, and my first thought was something like this...
I've got to get out of here, finish building my bomb shelter deep in the Scottish highlands. And stock up on canned food, or learn how to stalk and kill sheep.
I don't think this mini scandal will make Trump president.
For as the well known pollster Nate Silver writes, when Comey first intervened in the election by clearing Clinton of any charges, but chastising her for acting in a reckless manner, it didn't do her much damage.
That announcement brought the story back into the news and preceded a 2-percentage-point drop for Clinton in national polls, although there was no obvious gain for Trump — instead, voters retreated into the undecided column.
The situation has since changed. Trump has been revealed to be a sexual predator.
Weiner who only groped himself, could actually save Hillary by attracting this kind of coverage...
My hunch (like The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel’s) is that Weiner is such a tragicomic figure, and such a lightning rod for news coverage, that he could insulate Clinton from some of the fallout she might have suffered otherwise. There are also fewer undecided voters now than there were in July, voter choices are more locked in, and many people have already voted — which could lessen the impact.
And the election campaign has been so crazy, a little more craziness probably won't change many minds. As Bill Maher makes clear here.
“So, I don’t know what they’re going to find, and I don’t care. She’s got a server in her basement,” Maher said. “I don’t care if she’s got Jonbenet Ramsey in her basement I’m still not voting for Donald Trump!”
So there's no reason to panic, and we should all try to look on the bright side eh?
Halloween is going to go on FOREVER !!!!
Who can deny that it was a great horror show?
Play it again Vlad...
And yes, it will have a happy ending.
It may be a scary time.
But the monster is still going down...