Daily Clips: November 3rd, 2015

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY. IF YOU HAVEN’T VOTED YET, DO SO NOW!

Obama rips into 2016 GOP field: Here’s the antagonistic President Obama we know and love! Ever since he won in 2012, it’s been fantastic to see Obama take the gloves off. For those of us who remember the timidness of his first four years, rhetoric like this shows he isn’t afraid to point out the lunacy of his rival party. At a fundraising event in New York, the president did just that:

Have you noticed that everyone of these candidates say, ‘Obama’s weak. Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s going to straighten out.’ Then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate. Let me tell you, if you can’t handle those guys, then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.

Republicans trust Trump on economy and nukes. No, we’re not joking: This is a really, really scary headline. Consider these findings for a second:

Donald Trump is the Republican candidate most trusted to manage the economy, deal with foreign leaders and serve as commander in chief…On the question of whether voters trust the candidates to manage the economy, 59 percent said “yes” to Trump.

How can these voters be so stupid? The Tax Foundation found that Trump’s tax plan “would end up reducing tax revenues by $10.14 trillion over the next decade” and would help out the super-rich more than middle-class Americans.

David Brooks writes a sanctimonious article, again: I fear that David Brooks is no longer a political columnist. Every column of his seems to be a self-help lecture on the failings of modern society and how David Brooks can get you out of this decay. Just read this:

People who do that may instinctively be seeking higher forms of pruning: being impeccable with your words, parsimonious but strong with your commitments, disciplined about your time, selective about your friendships, moving generally from fragmentation toward unity of purpose. There’s an enviable emotional tranquillity at the end of that road.

Ok, David. Whatever you say.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.