LISTEN: Obama Slams Corbyn

President Obama has delivered a withering verdict of Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is “disintegrating” because under Jez they have lost touch with “fact and reality.” Obama was speaking in an interview with David Axelrod in which he appeared to forget the Labour leader’s name:

AXELROD: Just a couple more things. Are you worried about the Corbynization of the Democratic Party? Saw the Labor Party just sort of disintegrated in the face of their defeat and move so far left that it’s, you know, in a very — in a very frail state. And there is an impulse to respond to — to the power of Trump by, you know, being as edgy…

OBAMA: On the left.

AXELROD: … on the left.

OBAMA: I don’t worry about that, partly because I think that the Democratic Party has stayed pretty grounded in fact and reality. Trump emerged out of a decade, maybe two, in which the Republican Party, because it had to say no for tactical reasons, moved further and further and further away from what we would consider to be a — a basic consensus around things like climate change or how the economy works. And it started filling up with all kinds of conspiracy theorizing that became kind of common wisdom or conventional wisdom within the Republican Party base. That hasn’t happened in the Democratic Party. I think people like the passion that Bernie brought, but Bernie Sanders is a pretty centrist politician relative to…

AXELROD: Corbyn.

OBAMA: Relative to Corbyn or relative to some of the Republicans.

Can’t wait to hear what President Trump thinks…

Right-Wingers Have Better Sex Lives

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The hard-left is not living up to its name. According to a new YouGov poll, just 66% of left-wingers are satisfied with their sex lives, compared to 73% of people who describe themselves as “very right wing”. YouGov surveyed five countries and found a trend – right-wingers were more likely to be happy with their sex lives. Some other key poll findings: Labour supporters enjoy going down, which is probably a good thing at the moment. They’re also more likely to like spanking, though that could just be Simon Danczuk. LibDem supporters prefer watching others – well they’re not getting any action themselves. Trump is more likely to have a better sex life than Corbyn, not sure we needed a pollster to work that out…

Clinton Aide Claims Kremlin Funding UKIP

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Team Clinton have continued their attacks on the Breitbart-UKIP nexus, with a top Hillary adviser boldly claiming: “the Russians are openly funding UKIP”. Neera Tanden made the extraordinary allegation in an interview with Politico:

“If you’re in Europe, the Russians are openly funding the far-right groups, from UKIP to Marine Le Pen … There is widespread knowledge among the center-left parties that that is a rising development

“Look at RT, Russia Today. The amount of time they spend propping up the third parties in the United States, the amount of time they spend attacking Hillary, and in ways that are just very aligned with the arguments of the Trump campaign. Russia has a history of playing in European politics. And we should not be surprised if they are attempting to do the same here.”

There has long been lurid speculation of clandestine financial links between the Kremlin and anti-establishment parties in Europe. Louise Mensch touches on them for Heat Street today. Of course, there is as yet no actual evidence to support any of the claims. It is certainly factually incorrect of Clinton’s aide to state that the Kremlin is “openly funding UKIP”. Kipper sources say those making the allegations are conspiracy theorists on the “paranoid lunatic fringe”Come on then Hillary, if you’ve got the evidence, let’s see it…

“Ameritude” Trump jam dad Sues Trump’s Campaign

The father of the tween cheerleaders whose “Donald Trump Jam” went viral is now suing Trump’s campaign over allegedly broken promises of compensation. Jeff Popick, who is also the USA Freedom Kids’ manager, protests:

“I’m not looking to do battle with the Trump campaign, but I have to show my girls that this is the right thing.”

The USA Freedom Kids are still performing in and around GOP events, including most recently in Cleveland. As they sing, “Deal from strength or get crushed every time…”

Trump Accepts Republican Nomination

“Friends, delegates, and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the Presidency of the United States. USA! USA! USA! USA!”

A week of Déjà vu

Here Come the Attack Ads

Clinton’s first attack ad since Trump all but secured the nomination uses his Republican rivals’ words against him. You gonna take that, Donald?

Trump On Brexit and Boris

On Brexit:

“I think that Britain will separate from the EU. I think that maybe it’s time – especially in light of what has happened with the craziness that’s going on, with the migration, with people pouring in all over the place – I think that Britain will end up seperating from the EU.”

On Boris:

“I know nothing about him really. I see him, he looks like a great character and is probably a nice guy, and maybe he thinks politically it’s popular [to oppose Trump]”

On Britain:

“I love the UK, I think it’s an amazing – just one of my favourite places in the world – I love the people… I just think that if I become president, I know that we’re going to have a fantastic relationship…I think the relationship will be better, actually much better, and much stronger than it is right now.”

Preparing the ground for a 2020 Trump/Boris love-in?

Trump’s Barking New Attack Ad

The Donald unleashes his attack dogs on Hillary…

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