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- If that isn't The Line, then what in the hell is The Line? Actually doing it?
- “This cannot be treated as just another outrageous moment in the campaign.”
- Part 1: The Moment You Realize Trump Finally Crossed the Line
- Part 2: Dan Rather Warns Donald Trump Supporters: ‘History Is Watching’
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
Part 1: The Moment You Realize Trump Finally Crossed the Line
If that isn't The Line, then what in the hell is The Line? Actually doing it?
Charles P. Pierce, Esquire
Aug 9, 2016 | OK, is hinting that maybe your political opponent should get shot The Line?
"If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."
Is that The Line?
Charles P. Pierce is a staff writer for Grantland and the author of Idiot America. He writes regularly for Esquire, is the lead writer for Esquire.com’s Politics blog, and is a frequent guest on NPR.
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Part 2: Dan Rather Warns Donald Trump Supporters: ‘History Is Watching’
“This cannot be treated as just another outrageous moment in the campaign.”
Ed Mazza, Huffington Post
Veteran TV journalist Dan Rather blasted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for making a “direct threat of violence against a political rival." Lucas Jackson / Reuter”
08/10/2016 | Dan Rather fired off a warning for those who say they disagree with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rhetoric but still support him: “History is watching.”
Rather, who was anchor of the “CBS Evening News” from 1981 to 2005, took to Facebook on Tuesday after Trump said “Second Amendment people” could deal with Hillary Clinton and the judges she appoints if elected ― comments many interpreted as a call to have her shot and killed.
“By any objective analysis, this is a new low and unprecedented in the history of American presidential politics,” Rather wrote. “This is no longer about policy, civility, decency or even temperament. This is a direct threat of violence against a political rival.”
Ed Mazza: Overnight Editor, Huffington Post
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