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For most of the now almost-forgotten vice presidential debate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence kept his cool, ignoring, deflecting, or outright denying any effort by Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to tie him to his running mate, Donald Trump. But it’s hard to keep your composure for the length of a debate. It takes work. And toward the end of the 90-minute showdown, Pence began to falter, and then with a single infelicitous phrase he evoked the only wall Trump will ever build: the one between the Republican Party and Latino voters.

It happened after Kaine returned to Trump’s rhetoric, pressing Pence to answer for his running mate’s insults and bigotry. “When Donald Trump says women or Mexicans are rapists and criminals … or John McCain is not a hero, he is showing you who he is,” said the Virginia senator, to which Pence had a reply. “Senator,” he said, “you’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again.” Adding, “There are criminal aliens in this country, Tim, who have come into this country illegally who are perpetrating violence and taking American lives.”

That Mexican thing. That Mexican thing, to be precise, is Trump’s anti-Hispanic demagoguery, which stretches back to the beginning of the campaign. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” said Trump when he opened his campaign last summer. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”


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Senator John McCain lies in state at the Arizona State Capitol.




The only way emperor puppetine could 'lie in state' would be if he could continue pretending to be an American president.

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"You know you're all f___ed up when your fam don't even want you to win an election."

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar's Siblings Endorse Rival in New Campaign Ads
by Joseph Flaherty




Republican Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar might be a near lock for re-election, but not if his six siblings have anything to say about it.

Gosar’s siblings — Grace, David, Jennifer, Tim, Joan and Gaston — recorded a campaign advertisement “wholeheartedly” supporting the Fourth District Republican’s Democratic opponent, Dr. David Brill.

Gosar, a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, recently made news when it was revealed he “attended an hours-long dinner in London in July with an extremist Belgian politician who has a history of inflammatory and racist comments,” according to CNN.

“(Gosar) ’s not listening to you. He doesn’t have your interests at heart,” his brother Tim Gosar said in Brill’s ad.

In another video, Grace Gosar said “It would be difficult to see my brother as anything but a racist,” according to the Phoenix New Times.

The Gosar siblings have grown estranged from their brother, a four-term congressman, because of his frequent conspiracy theorizing and hair-raising comments about immigrants.

Gosar is the eldest son of a family of 10 children who grew up in Wyoming.

Many of his siblings don't share their brother's hardline views.

One of his brothers, Pete Gosar, ran for governor of Wyoming as a Democrat in 2014.

Paul Gosar, on the other hand, is one of President Trump's most loyal defenders.

David Gosar, a 57-year-old attorney in Wyoming and the third of the Gosar children, told Phoenix New Times on Friday that the siblings are not seeking attention.

But after watching their brother's career in Congress unfold over seven years, they couldn't stay silent any longer.





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