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Re: Politics
« Reply #510 on: July 09, 2016, 03:23:32 pm »
You know what blows my f*cking mind right now? As of yesterday, Shrillary Clinton is STILL harping to the press that she "neither sent nor received classified emails". Are you f*cking for real? You should be congratulating yourself for having bought your way out of another indictment and laughing at us behind closed doors in what you pulled off. You truly are above the law, but stop with repeating the same sound bite. You look foolish more so now than ever before when you keep saying sh*t like that as if you can finally convinced the American people that you were telling the truth all along that you were not able to do for the past year. Idiot.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #511 on: July 12, 2016, 08:02:15 am »
This congressional hearing right now with Corrupt Lynch is a f*cking joke. Two things are p*ssing me off right now. First is Lynch isn't answering the questions as instructed. She keeps passing the buck to Comey with regards to why she didn't indict. I expected this and the way the whole week leading up to Comey's testimony just makes it clear that all of this was premeditated to allow her the wiggle room she needed when answering today. The other thing that is p*ssing me off is that every Democrat on the panel so far is asking her questions that don't pertain to Clinton at all. Their intent is basically to run out the clock by asking things that she "can answers" pertaining to gun control, etc...

So, yeah, this is a waste of time and furthermore just confirms that we do in fact have the most corrupt government on the planet. Obama, Clinton, Comey and Lynch are all involved in the most prolific circle jerk on the grandest stage ever. And you can throw Sanders in there as well.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #512 on: July 12, 2016, 03:28:17 pm »
Wow... Tell it brother
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Because the rest of us think you're an idiot.

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Re: Politics
« Reply #513 on: July 15, 2016, 04:25:44 pm »
Article on Uproxx about how The Republican National Convention is broke.  Not broken.  Broke.  They need six million bucks.  Remember, this is the party that claims to be good for the economy.

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Re: Politics
« Reply #514 on: July 15, 2016, 11:09:36 pm »
Have you not been paying attention? The RNC is going to make Mexico pay for the party.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #515 on: July 18, 2016, 06:56:15 pm »
Seriously, if you haven't come across and read Tony Schwartz's New Yorker article talking about "the real Trump" and ghost-writing The Art Of The Deal, you need to.  it is astounding.  I'm honestly amazed that a human being this shallow and incomplete could even exist, let alone ascend so high in our country.  He sounds like a living tempest, a perpetual storm of bullsh1t that wrecks anything it comes into contact with, and expects to be thanked for the improvements.  He doesn't read.  He can barely concentrate.  He can think of only one thing, his emotions and preferences can change with the wind.  It's astounding.

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Re: Politics
« Reply #516 on: July 18, 2016, 10:10:47 pm »
It sure looks like Melania Trump copied her speech from Michelle Obama

I watched Day 1 of the RNC Convention for most of the day and the one person I was looking forward to hearing from was in fact Melania. I thought she was the highlight of the day as she came across very well. And then the shoe dropped. Yep, looks like her speech writer blatantly lifted parts from Michelle's speech. Yeah, even though Melania said she "wrote it" with no help from anyone else, we all know that she has / had a speech writer do this for her. Just weird that Neumatic makes a post about how The Art of the Deal was written by someone else and how Trump takes credit for it and now this happens. Just.....surreal.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #517 on: July 19, 2016, 07:56:05 am »
If there is anything to take away from Melania's speech from last night, it's this. We now have incontrovertible truth that time travel is possible. Michelle Obama is a time traveler. She jumped to the future (last night July 18, 2016), watched Melania give her awesome speech, took notes and then went back in time and passed it off as her own. Cue up Huey Lewis and the News........

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Re: Politics
« Reply #518 on: July 20, 2016, 09:11:14 pm »
Damn! I don't see how Day 4 of the RNC Convention can top what I just witness tonight. It was insane in so many ways. For starters, there were a lot of great speeches tonight. Take the politics out of it for a second and just listen to the speeches. A lot of red meat and it was great. One after the other delivered. I thought Eric Trump delivered a fantastic speech as did Newt Gingrich. But before either came out, there was the matter of Ted Cruz and his non endorsement. He started off great because the people in the crowd figured he was going to man up and stand behind Trump. It never came and that's when the crowd turned on him. Booed his ass off the stage. But the coup de grace was that Donald Trump was waiting in the wings to steal Ted's thunder and that's exactly what he did. Now, it's come out that Trump did in fact know about the non endorsement and the media if convinced that everything that happened tonight was orchestrated for the sole purpose of embarrassing Cruz. It all started with Trump buzzing Ted's speech earlier in the day during his own press conference. This was one fun night to watch. And yes, I thought that Pence's speech was solid. Like him or hate him, it was a good speech. Getting back to Cruz.....what he did tonight was political suicide. He is DOA as of now.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #519 on: July 21, 2016, 03:45:42 pm »
Five Thirty Eight.com has an interesting article about The End Of The Republican Party, Trump's place in it, how they could move forward and reinvent themselves, and the issues involved in trying.

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« Reply #520 on: July 21, 2016, 09:03:37 pm »
Donald Trump's acceptance speech tonight was insanely long and the worst part of it was that it was way to repetitive. He kept coming about to the same talking points time and time again. The speech was so long that the natives were getting restless. He blew it. He had the momentum that Ivanka handed to him which was a flawless speech and built him up in a big way and then he p*ssed it all away. By the end of his speech, I kept asking myself if he even knew how to end it because he looked like he was purposely extended his talking points because he just didn't know how to end it. The biggest misgiving tonight was that he was just talking to his base and not reaching out to expand the base and get crossover voters. I gave him the benefit of the doubt that he could rise to the occasion and deliver a speech befitting the moment and once again.....he failed.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #521 on: July 22, 2016, 01:13:39 am »
Trump's speech fact check, courtesy of Fact Check.org.  They've been covering the whole convention, and I will be linking relevant articles regarding the Democrats when their convention comes around.  I'll actually be interested in seeing Clinton's fact check more, b/c with Trump I think "well, I'm sure that's bullsh1t" (or I know it's bullsh1t), but Clinton I imagine it'd be more of a spectrum.

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Re: Politics
« Reply #522 on: July 22, 2016, 08:54:38 am »
Why the f*ck is Drumpf STILL talking about Ted Cruz Father/JFK assassination plot? Seriously, WHAT THE F*CK IS WRONG WITH THIS GUY?! He is arguing about something that has NOTHING to do with running against Clinton. All is does is punch down, when he should be punching up. Gawd, this guy continues to infuriate me to no end with his stupidity.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #523 on: July 22, 2016, 04:09:53 pm »
I'll be real interested to see the debates. He hasn't really run against Clinton yet, all he's done is win an unfair fight.  The Tea party purity nutjobs eviscerated the Republican party so much that there weren't remotely any viable candidates who could challenge him.  And the Never Trump position never stood a chance because they swore to never vote for Hillary, so exactly what power did they have?

This is why you want a strong primary season with strong, viable candidates.  It's like a crucible, you want a candidate forged through hardship and winning over their opponents and those with differing opinions to become a more rounded opponent.  Trump didn't have to work hard at all for this.  And I feel like Democrats were robbed of this as well, but you know what?  Hillary's been around since I was a kid and had to fight through thicker sh1t just because she's a woman.  I don't agree with the lady on a lot of things, but fvck is she tough.

The end result is that you've got a water reed going up against a samurai sword when it comes to an actual political battle.  He's a bully, a petty one, even now starting Super PACs to take down Cruz and Kasich even after securing the nomination,  going against someone who doesn't stand down to bullies, and we all know how that turns out.  Right now, with the candidates shared unpopularity, it's hard to imagine them picking up a lot more supporters, but I can picture Hillary picking up more NeverTrumps than Trump picking up NeverHillarys.  It's going to be much easier for people to be impressed with Hillary than to be impressed with Trump when you put them in the same room.

Trump can't really fight Clinton on terms of experience, which is what she's running on, because there's no comparison.  Usually when you run a non-politician, you want them to have comparable experience in private life.  "Doing this has exposed me to this and this and that."  Bill Gates is a billionaire from Microsoft, but that gave him national and international business experience and expertise, he would understand trade because of it, he would understand the importance of a standard for business practices around the world and free trade and sh1t like that, but he also started the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and engaged in charity work around the world so he could have an understanding of the importance of peace and ambassadorships and international relations, etc.  That kind of thing.  You can see a continuity of thought, and what the hard work has taught that person, and that kind of experience IS acceptable as a substitute for experience in the political machine.

Trump is a brand.  He's kind of like Krusty the Klown, he slaps his name on a lot of stuff, loves the bluster, he's kind of a figurehead but delegates a lot of responsibility (which IS an important skill, and one he's apparently not very good at),and because of that his practical experience is pretty limited.  Hell, when searching for a VP, they said that the VP would be in charge of most domestic and foreign policy.  He doesn't really have outside interests, he doesn't read, he's not curious about things, which are pretty important in a World Leader.  And, honestly, there's nothing wrong with that.  He likes to create businesses, to expand, that's his thing and more power to him, I guess, but that's not what a President does.

So he's not the kind of non-politician who can stack up against a career politician, but they do exist.

He's stuck using generalizations and code words because he can't attack Clinton specifically.  First is that he probably doesn't know the specifics (though I can imagine them being drilled into his head for the debates), but also because, similar to Jon Stewart's video last night, any character flaw he accuses Hillary of having, he possesses in excess.  You can't call someone else an elitist when you sit on a gold throne.  You can call her Crooked Hillary, but if you point to actual court proceedings, Hillary can point out that Trump has been involved in 3,500 lawsuits.  Thirty-five HUNDRED.  70 in the last year..   Unemployment is down (although there ARE issues with how that number is ascertained), but he can't bring that up without risking Clinton pointing out that Trump doesn't pay his bills.  He can go on about doom and gloom, but relatively, things are fine  Even with constant gunmen going on rampages, crime is at a forty year low, immigrants are the least likely people to commit crimes, and more people have been killed by cows than radical Islam.  And you know these statistics will come up in a debate.  The doom and gloom, the horrible dystopia that the Repubs have spent the week ranting about isn't the present, it's their perception of the future under an inevitable Clinton presidency.  And they have to be fire and brimstone about it because really, the worst that will be is annoying.  I survived W, I can make it through Hillary.  And honestly, I'm not that picky about the person who rescues me from a dumpster fire.

via ****, b/c I couldn't just link it earlier: Everything is FINE


Okay, not ALL things are fine, but actual issues facing us sure aren't being addressed by the GOP.  There's no talk about system racism being a key factor in the police violence against black communities or the insane overpopulation of prisons, for example.

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Re: Politics
« Reply #524 on: July 22, 2016, 04:31:21 pm »
Okay, I wrote a lot of stuff there, with a lot of sources, that, let's be honest, no one is going to click on, but there's one in there that's the newest that I will re-iterate here because it's rather telling and important.

Trump plans to fund Super-PACs to destroy Cruz and Kasich's political careers

WOW.  That is a whole other level of petty.



edit: more stuff coming out, this time on the democrat side, but a new entry turns the page on this thread and I don't want to short-shrift the entry above I spent an hour writing get lost in the shuffle.  All I was going to say is that I'm going to let actual news organizations (and not just bloggers) dissect the VP pick (Kaine) and the Hillary vs Bernie DNC e-mail leak (and navigate the murky morality of that).  It all sounds interesting.
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