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Don't vote? The Trump campaign would like a word with you

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By ZEKE MILLER, SARA BURNETT and ALAN FRAM

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Back in the 1960s North Carolina used to be the most liberal state in the former confederacy, with a Terry Sanford, a Kennedy Democrat, as governor and a black mayor in Chapel Hill. .Right-wing media (led by Jesse Helms) backed by big money from the state's oligarchs ended that soon enough.

Democracy may have improved many Americans' lives, but for millions of others, it just filled their minds with unrealistic and unattainable expectations. In reaction, voters flock to false messiahs like Trump, who wins votes by making promises he can't fulfill. (Or has no intention of fulfilling.) This exacerbates the drift toward authoritarianism.

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NCIS RerunsToday 10:02 am JST

Democracy may have improved many Americans' lives, but for millions of others, it just filled their minds with unrealistic and unattainable expectations. In reaction, voters flock to false messiahs like Trump, who wins votes by making promises he can't fulfill. (Or has no intention of fulfilling.) This exacerbates the drift toward authoritarianism.

As opposed to the higher taxes, open border, socialist policies that the Democrat candidates are campaigning on, not to mention the authoritarian laws the Democrats would introduce under the guise of "hate speech".

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Yes, that's right@Crisp.I'm all for that state's open borders with South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. And by the way, are you old enough to remember the "Colored served at rear" signs I used to see when I went to buy ice cream in NC? Or the segregated schools I attended? Or stores that wouldn't let black people try on clothes before buying? Mostly gone now, but once denounced as "socialist." .

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I suspect that many more people will be motivated to go to the polls to vote against Trump than will be motivated to go to the polls to vote for him.

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I suspect that many more people will be motivated to go to the polls to vote against Trump than will be motivated to go to the polls to vote for him.

I think it’s the other way around especially when you think of the fool of Democrats they have on the stage this time around. FREE education, an end to all school student loan debt, reparations for Blacks and Native Americans, Universal healthcare, abolishing ICE, DHS, limiting the power of the CBP, unlimited asylum, unwilling to prosecute illegal crossings, unwilling to seal the border completely, increase taxes on the middle class, entitlements unlimited as well as unlimited healthcare extended to illegal aliens, when you add that all up whether it’s Warren, Biden or Sanders, they will get slaughtered by Trump, even some people that don’t like the man can see the Democrats are so far gone on these issues and still trying to Impeach him.

Democrats are making it far too easy for this President and walk into a second term.

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I think it’s the other way around especially when you think of the fool of Democrats they have on the stage this time around. FREE education, an end to all school student loan debt, reparations for Blacks and Native Americans, Universal healthcare, abolishing ICE, DHS, limiting the power of the CBP, unlimited asylum, unwilling to prosecute illegal crossings, unwilling to seal the border completely, increase taxes on the middle class, entitlements unlimited as well as unlimited healthcare extended to illegal aliens, when you add that all up whether it’s Warren, Biden or Sanders, they will get slaughtered by Trump, even some people that don’t like the man can see the Democrats are so far gone on these issues and still trying to Impeach him.

Just more fake news and make believe.

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Just more fake news and make believe.

Nothing fake and each one has expressed one or more of what I listed and I’ll say it again, the Dems are digging their own graves, nothing of these things will come to fruition including impeachment, although I hope they try. When Pelosi and Holder are telling their party don’t do this, Dems need to listen, but I digress....

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Anyone who believes there is a winner in the current crop of Democratic presidential candidates is in for a rude awakening when Trump gets re-elected. Wake up Democrats, you've got a long way to go.

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It appears fated that an Australian, Rupert Murdoch, and his right-wing propaganda network Fox News will decide the US presidency (again).

In an interview in the current New Yorker magazine, Murdoch’s son James suggested that his father’s media empire has destroyed America.

“The connective tissue of our society is being manipulated to make us fight with each other, making us the worst versions of ourselves,” he remarked.

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NCIS RerunsToday 06:16 am JST

It appears fated that an Australian, Rupert Murdoch, and his right-wing propaganda network Fox News will decide the US presidency (again).

Rupert Murdoch gave up his Australian citizenship years ago in order to become a citizen of the USA. The US doesn't allow dual citizenship, so that means he is now wholly owned by America. And you can have him.

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The US doesn't allow dual citizenship, so that means he is now wholly owned by America. And you can have him.

Glad to have him. Actually, it’s more or less the other way around.

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