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GOP convention showcases rising stars, dark warnings

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question the integrity of the fall election

Trump dog whistling to his base. I think he'll win (the globe's 'elite' are doing better with him in office than ever before and he's got support 'foreign' rulers, especially those from oil states), but I think by repeating 'rigged' fixed' 'deep state' 'hoax' so frequently he's urging his base to vote (good thing) but also preparing them to get armed and ready if he might lose.

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In lie-filled convention with nepotism literally at center stage, Trump primes his willfully ignorant supporters for if he loses in November.

We don’t know who will win in November, but we do know it’s going to be a mess either way.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP 2020!!!

MAGA!!!

-20 ( +15 / -35 )

> PRESIDENT TRUMP 2020!!!

MAGA!!!

If you think America needs to be made great again, that means you don’t think it’s great now. Not very patriotic if you. Also, why hasn’t Trump been able to make America great again in the past three and a half years? Incompetence.

18 ( +28 / -10 )

I'm actually looking forward to the next 4 days.

Why?

Because in prime time, unedited in front of the entire country, Donald Trump and his nepotistic sycophants are going to lay bare their insanity and unfitness for the White House. For four nights in a row Donald Trump will get to rant and rave and go on and on with his BS, and there won't be anyone to edit or stop him.

In other words, he'll sink himself. He's just been handed four days' worth of rope, and he can't help himself. Sure, the Trumptonians will continue to drink the Kool-Aid, but the rest of the country will see his insanity for what it is.

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Before questioning the integrity of the election I think we need to question the integrity of Trump and his conga-line of dubious associates...

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Just 23% of Americans think the country is heading in the right direction

Most likely among those 23% are those whose portfolios have not been adversely affected by the failing Trump economy. Those from Wall Street and their investors continue to live large.

While the majority of the country, Main Street, live paycheck to paycheck - if they haven't already lost their jobs.

This election Trump is the establishment. Trump's admin are the swamp needing draining.

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We would question trump’s integrity, but we know he doesn’t have any!!

12 ( +22 / -10 )

MAGA!!!

But America does Grate Again.

More bigly than ever.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

A five-time bankrupt, draft dodging narcissist con man (noun: a man who cheats or tricks someone by gaining their trust and persuading them to believe something that is not true) is the choice of the GOP.

Staggering.

A true conservative, rational voter has no one to voter for again.

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I appreciate Trump highly because he is dauntless and uncompromising to China. Democrats and sleepy Joe talk nice but they will be conciliatory to China. Free world helped China to become No. 2 world economy. Result is expansion of China's influences in the world. Communist China only used capitalism and technologies of the west to enrich and strengthen horrible totalitarian country China.

-14 ( +11 / -25 )

We don’t know who will win in November, but we do know it’s going to be a mess either way.

Thanks a lot, universal / mass mail-in ballots, thanks a lot.

Before questioning the integrity of the election I think we need to question the integrity of Trump and his conga-line of dubious associates

But we don't need to question the integrity of Harris-Biden. Their integrity is unquestioned.

-13 ( +9 / -22 )

CNN obediently reporting the “dark” message that Trump kicked off the convention with.

gotta support the light bringer Biden by immediately calling every thing “dark”.

Who knew the light that Biden was speaking it would be all the fires his rioting voters set.

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Thanks a lot, universal / mass mail-in ballots, thanks a lot.

Nope. Thanks a lot ignorant extremists on both sides of the political divide.

CNN obediently reporting the “dark” message that Trump kicked off the convention with.

For someone who constantly fails on CNN, you sure do consume a lot of it.

Who knew the light that Biden was speaking it would be all the fires his rioting voters set.

Nobody knew because that’s not what he was talking about. Unlike Trump’s unintelligible drivel, we don’t need a meter prefers to understand what Biden says.

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*rails on CNN

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

Trump has both possible election results covered - if he wins, it's a great victory and if he loses, the election was rigged, and possibly opens the door to him attempting to seize power in some way.

His gullible fan base will believe him too, particularly the QAnon cult.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

CNN is your narrative bringer. Always good to monitor them to see where they are guiding everyone else’s attention.

was nothing “dark” about what Trump said whatsoever. So why does it exactly match the Narrative Biden?

-11 ( +9 / -20 )

A true conservative, rational voter has no one to voter for again.

What is particularly disturbing is how many rational conservative voters vote for him. Not every Trump voter can be a half-witted uneducated redneck. Particularly not considering he is polling well over 40% and will probably close a lot of the gap between now and November.

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Another “dark and dismal” missive (according to the MSM) from the Best. President. Ever.

12 More Years!!! 12 More Years!!!

-14 ( +11 / -25 )

Flags, Flags, Flags! Made in Chinah, or not, stars and stripes do not a patriot make (especially of a proven, self-confessed traitor like Trump).

... delegates... did not vote on a new 2020 platform, which details the party's positions on key issues, after a unanimous vote to forgo one this year.

Because with their arm-jerk, right-wing dog whistles like Columbus Day (fake history) and their demonization of organizations dedicated to social justice like the SPLC which, contrary to their disingenuously paranoid assertions of "erasing history, encouraging lawlessness, muting citizens and violating free exchange of ideas, thoughts, and speech", are genuine, spontaneous grass-roots movements whose aim is to encourage those who hold the reins of power to deliver on their so far empty promises to make America "the land of the free", the Republican delegates themselves are guilty of the most egregious projections indulging, as is their wont, in their own elephantine“cancel culture,” erasing history, encouraging lawlessness, muting citizens and violating free exchange of ideas, thoughts, and speech. With their anointed leader, the witless Trump who wings it every day as Potus, that there is no Republican 2020 platform and thus nothing to offer the "canceled" white working-class base of the "Forgotten Man" goes without saying.

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*rails on CNN

I think this is one thing P. Smith and I can agree on - it would be nice if JT had an edit button.

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12 More Years!!! 12 More Years!!!

Someone has no clue about the constitution, or just hates it. Very patriotic. Tell me again how you love our country.

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Flags, Flags, Flags! Made in Chinah, or not, stars and stripes do not a patriot make

The poorly educated in America are not known for their geography knowledge, so need constant reminders of what country they live in.

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If mail in voting is not allowed, how are all the pets and dead people going to vote Democrat?

12 More Years!!! 12 More Years!!!

Someone has no clue about the constitution, or just hates it. 

Crowd: "4 more years! 4 more years!"

Trump: "Now if you want to really drive hem crazy, you say 12 more years."

Looks like Trump has driven someone here crazy.

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Trump sister say Trump lack intergrity

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was nothing “dark” about what Trump said whatsoever. 

Sure. If you can stomach wading through the rambling, do it and then tell me how there was nothing dark about his speech:

“We have to be very careful because they’re trying it again with this whole 80 million mail-in ballots that they’re working on, sending them out to people that didn’t ask for them, they didn’t ask, they just get them and it’s not fair and it’s not right and it’s not going to be possible to tabulate in my opinion. 

. . .

Every one of you, you have to watch. Because bad things happened last time with the spying on our campaign and that goes to Biden and that goes to Obama and we have to be very, very careful. 

. . .

 Think of it, they’ll be sending them, they’ll be dumping them in neighborhoods. People are going to be picking them up. They’ll be bribing. They’ll be paying off people to grab some. This is going to be one of the greatest scams.

. . .

This is the greatest scam in the history of politics, I think, and I’m talking about beyond our nation.

. . .

But what it means is they’re trying to steal the election from the Republicans, that’s what it means. In a very, very nice way, I will tell you they are trying to steal the election just like they did it last time with spying and we caught them, and that included President Obama and that included-

. . .

All rainbows and unicorns there.

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No comments about the 5 star elephant sign, yet.

There must be some self-congratulatory significance, but to me it reminds me that Trump is a blustering animal who tramples on those who get in his way.

Perhaps it is a reference to his phenomenal memory: Person, woman, man, camera, TV!

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Trump has lost Florida, this losing the election, the election will be over on Nov 3,2020,at 9 pm EST, when Florida is called for Biden

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All those flags and Trump, a male who's answered JFK's question 'ask what you can do for your country' by saying he'll avoid military service and cheat on taxes. Trump asks 'foreign' countries to 'meddle' in US politics to help him, his family and fellow 'elite', not help 'his' country. Remember, Trump said he was 'Scotch' (sic) and that his father was born in Germany.

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So if Trump wins, then what? It must have been rigged too, right? Hey Trump, try to be a good sport. Every presidential candidate before you had. Also, it's quite telling that if you minus Trump's family, he has less GOP speakers at the RNC than Biden had at the DNC.

“Over the next four days, President Trump and Republicans are going to talk about all we have achieved the past four years

Like leading the world in the number of Corona Virus cases and deaths, having more civil unrest now than ever before, still not having any form of health care package that you promised way back in 2016, and having the nation headed towards its worst recession since the Great Depression? I'm sorry, but I can live without your so-called "achievements".

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12 More Years!!! 12 More Years!!!

What next, poisoning challengers?

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The poorly educated in America are not known for their geography knowledge, so need constant reminders of what country they live in.

At least their children aren't brainwashed into saluting a flag every day like those pesky Chinese

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The speaker list at the convention includes a lot of trump's family, many of whom will end up in prison once trump is kicked out.

Amongst non-family Bannon is already going to prison, will be interesting to see who else goes down that road!!

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Trump dog whistling to his base. I think he'll win (the globe's 'elite' are doing better with him in office than ever before and he's got support 'foreign' rulers, especially those from oil states),

Hope so, why would you want to punish the job creators? You want more people on welfare?

but I think by repeating 'rigged' fixed' 'deep state' 'hoax' so frequently he's urging his base to vote (good thing) but also preparing them to get armed and ready if he might lose.

Well, Dems are doing the exact same thing.

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Someone has no clue about the constitution, or just hates it. Very patriotic. Tell me again how you love our country.

The man was joking.

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In other words, he'll sink himself. He's just been handed four days' worth of rope, and he can't help himself. Sure, the Trumptonians will continue to drink the Kool-Aid, but the rest of the country will see his insanity for what it is.

This was the same mantra that the Democrats were saying in 2016. That any sane person would see Trump for what he is and not vote for him. We all know how that turned out and I have a feeling we're going to see a repeat unless Democrats can actually come together and get behind their candidate.

Republicans have built a cult around Trump and to his supporters he can do no wrong. Don't be shocked when one side treats politics like a sporting event and will vote for whatever so long as it "owns the libs", despite how much harm is brought upon the country and it's citizens.

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Trump’s sister, a retired federal judge, is on record as saying of him:

"He has no principles. None!"

No better qualifications then to lead the GOP and represent the patriotic quest for excellence in greed and self-interest. And so positively no need for a party platform under him.

Where have all the flowers gone?

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The man was joking.

Hiw exactly does one become a certified Trump interpreter?

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An updated version of the popular children’s book “If you give a mouse a cookie.”

“If you let a narcissistic sociopath into your party...”

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@Peter Neil

A five-time bankrupt, draft dodging narcissist con man (noun: a man who cheats or tricks someone by gaining their trust and persuading them to believe something that is not true) is the choice of the GOP.

Excuse me, but that is a 6-time bankrupt, draft dodging narcissist con man.............

Trump has had 6 bankruptcies. Will America be number 7?

https://www.frontpagelive.com/2020/02/11/trump-has-had-6-bankruptcies-will-america-be-number-7/

Be Best!

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Rigged election, voter fraud, fake news, ......

Is there anything else the man can say?

Best comment so far (he made on Twitter): "GOD!" like in "G(et) O(ut) D(onald)!

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There’s a reason (beyond his megalomania) that trump is speaking all 4 nights: nobody, and I mean NOBODY of any stature (The my pillow guy and gun Karen and fat polo Ken don’t count) beyond his dim-witted grifter kids and his sycophants wants to be anywhere near him even virtually. He’s radioactive.

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The largest risk to Trumps re-election has been Trump AND Pence. His lies. His stupidity. His tweeting. He is a nasty human. I honestly expected him to become "Presidential" on Jan 21, 2017. That didn't happen. After 3 months and learning he didn't understand govt at all - he must have failed 5th grade USGovernment class, I knew.

I've never, ever, voted for a Democrat President and will this time.

The GOP screwed themselves too by not reigning in Trump early and completely. They should have blocked all spending bills, gotten the deficit under control - then people like me - fiscal conservatives - may have had some reason to vote Republican. Alas, the GOP has been useless except to get the SCOTUS stocked with right-wing religious fanatics, with whom I disagree too.

Fiscal conservative, science-based decisions from the GOP is what I want.

I will never be a Democrat. My belief in personal responsibility doesn't allow it, but this election ballot won't have too many Republicans checked.

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strangely, suddenly none of the liberals here are adamantly claiming Trump wont win. any takers?

Biden says he will shut down the economy and lockdown all Americans if the scientists tell him to. He also picked up endorsements from Communist China, the leader of the Nazis Richard Spencer and even RINO king, Jeff Flake. His VP claimed Trump never said that Black Lives Matter. but of course there is audio of him clearly saying Black Lives Matter last week.

Not going well for the Bringer of Light these days.

I am quite sure Trump will be showing us everything the media refuses to talk about as it relates to Biden and the rioting mobs of Antifa. Its gonna be a fun 4 days.

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Hiw exactly does one become a certified Trump interpreter?

If you watched and listened to what he said, the exact quote was: "if you want to really drive them crazy, you'll say 12 more years." and Trump was right, liberals are losing their minds, funny.

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12 more years! Liberals take the bait, every single time.

Nancy just called Republicans "domestic enemies", projection much?

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"He has no principles. None!"

Nor class, he can't even think of a word that rhymes.

Hiw exactly does one become a certified Trump interpreter?

The Republican rapid response team members have been trained to do so. Their common use of terms, e.g. overuse of 'liberal', 'the media', 'muh Russia', some of many that identify them.

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He also picked up endorsements from Communist China, the leader of the Nazis Richard Spencer a

How many deplorable social have endorsed Trump?

If you watched and listened to what he said, the exact quote was: "if you want to really drive them crazy, you'll say 12 more years." and Trump was right, liberals are losing their minds, funny.

I did watch and listen, but I didn’t see any joking. It’s funny how Trump gets away with spouting so much garbage and his supporters defend it by saying he was joking.

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Nor class, he can't even think of a word that rhymes.

Hmm, never seen Biden rap....at least not yet....

The Republican rapid response team members have been trained to do so.

Not to bow down and submit to liberal orthodoxy?

Their common use of terms, e.g. overuse of 'liberal', 'the media', 'muh Russia', some of many that identify them.

Democrats scream: Russia, Putin, collusion, golf, taxes, bad orangman, Tucker, Hannity, FNC meltdown and that's pretty much the daily TV drivel of liberals....

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I did watch and listen, but I didn’t see any joking.

Watch the video and you see him laughing and you're reacting exactly how he said you would, you guys took the bait....again....now that's hilarious!

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

Will Trump run on the same platform seeing as he accomplished nothing?

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If Trump supposedly accomplished nothing....why you guys so mad about everything he did?

Speaking of platforms, over 1000 Democrat delegates voted AGAINST the Dem Party platform. wasnt radical enough for them.

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12 years sounds good. Might be able to get it down to half that with a plea bargain.

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Will Trump run on the same platform seeing as he accomplished nothing?

https://gellerreport.com/2019/11/monumental-trumps-accomplishments.html/

That's a lot of nothing of accomplishments

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

Now we know exactly what the Republican Party is all about. They are on the extreme right and they have nominated a madman for the presidency.

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I appreciate Trump highly because he is dauntless and uncompromising to China

You mean that like that one time Bolton confessed that Trump was begging China to help him win reelection.

Or that one time that China granted 18 trademarks to Ivanka in 2 months.

But yea, tell me again how Trump is tough on China...whatever that means.

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I've never, ever, voted for a Democrat President and will this time.

Why? I don’t know how old you are but I hope you realize someday that it’s all a puppet show, and you’re given a choice of puppet A or puppet B. BIG everything runs the puppet show but BIG MSM has the most influence. The ultimate power lever is The Commission on Presidential Debates.

“The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is a nonprofit corporationestablished in 1987 under the joint sponsorship of the Democratic and Republicanpolitical parties in the United States.[1][3]“

These guys and gals decide which puppets are to be displayed.

IMO, Ralph Nader (Green Party 2000) was the best hope for the country. Healthcare, the MIC, taxes, reigning in greedy corps, etc. He probably would have served only one term but it would have put the US back on a logical and caring path. The Democrat party and the CPD did everything they could to thwart his run. Turning on him and Dem party principals (of old) like a rabid dog. That was the time that the Dem party went BIG money/Wall Street/ etc.

Trump is a puppet, but he calls out the hypocrisy of the other puppets, how the other puppets talk and talk about multiculturalism, LBQ whatever, meanwhile firmly entrenched into the BIG puppet show (remember what they did to Bernie Sanders?). That’s why the average puppet viewer likes him. There’s a big country out there and everything should t revolve around what’s “happenin” in the urban centers.

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Black:. If Trump supposedly accomplished nothing....why you guys so mad about everything he did?

Being an accomplished racist isn't quite what I was looking for.

Where's the Middle East peace deal? New healthcare deal? New Iran deal? The list goes on and on.

Bass:. https://gellerreport.com/2019/11/monumental-trumps-accomplishments.html/

Thanks for showing me the link you liked best when you Googled "Trump accomplishments.". An intelligent man would be able to quote a few big ones from memory.

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Trump will be defeated.

Trump will throw tantrums and embarrass himself and the US.

Trump will be indicted for tax and bank fraud.

Those are my predictions. Let’s see who’s right, you draft dodger fans.

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Thats good because you wont find it until you start looking on your own Team Biden. Richard Spencer endorsed him for a reason, you know?

Numerous, recent racist comments.

Being an accomplished racist isn't quite what I was looking for.

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Thanks for showing me the link you liked best when you Googled "Trump accomplishments.". An intelligent man would be able to quote a few big ones from memory.

Don't worry, not hard to Google and there's a lot more of that good stuff of Trump accomplishments out there.

At least he signed the criminal justice reform act. Bush didn't do it, neither did Obama, guess they didn't like black people to fix the mess that Biden wrote in his crime bill.

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The whole Trump family have their tentacles increasingly wrapped around U.S policy. What they do is not to serve the U.S people, it's to serve the Trumps and their buddies. Remember, you create your own luck and the Trumps are doing that at Americas expense.

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Why? I don’t know how old you are but I hope you realize someday that it’s all a puppet show, and you’re given a choice of puppet A or puppet B. BIG everything runs the puppet show but BIG MSM has the most influence.

You are consistent. I’ll give you that.

What should we be reading?

Thanks in advance.

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Republicans nominate Trump; he questions election integrity

The headline as I said recently in another thread is TREASONOUS & simply stating this in public should have led to him being led from the stage & taken into CUSTODY for questioning, absolutely TREASONOUS!!

His words can lead to violence in the streets, possibly even to a civil war(which sadly I think is POSSIBLE in the US!)............and his party cheers, the US is going to need a LOT to recover if it ever does!!

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The only small chance the Democrats have is if Biden surrenders to Kamala, and the race is between Kamala and Trump. Biden is too toxic for his base. The majority of Democrats have had enough of him. Trump will "make America great again, again"!

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BlacklabelToday  09:36 am JST

If Trump supposedly accomplished nothing....why you guys so mad about everything he did?

He's undone more than he's done!

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Trump is a puppet, but he calls out the hypocrisy of the other puppets

That's certainly true and may be his main appeal. It's a major theme in the work of reporters like Matt Tiabbi. Unfortunately Trump just gives people a more grotesque version of what they had already. More corruption, more tax breaks for the rich, more nepotism, more incompetence, and more blame shifting. The USA has had voter suppression for a long time, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voter_suppression_in_the_United_States), but Trump looks to implementing a more grotesque version of that one as well.

America, or at least Americans as groups or individuals have created loads of great things over the years, and it is very sad to watch all of this happen from the outside.

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@Blacklabel

Not going well for the Bringer of Light these days.

Apparently you didn't read the article:

"The GOP convention marks a crucial moment for Trump, a first-term Republican president tasked with reshaping a campaign he is losing by all accounts, at least for now."

strangely, suddenly none of the liberals here are adamantly claiming Trump wont win. any takers?

If a free and fair election were guaranteed, there's no doubt Biden would win. However, I think most sensible people are aware that Trump and his enablers are organising fraud, cheating and disinformation on such a massive scale that it's going to be an uphill battle for Biden. Voter suppression (particularly of less privileged, likely Democrat voters) has been picking up pace for years, and now he has his stooge as head of the USPS to work on holding back postal votes from Democrats until after the deadline, not to mention the fact that even though the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee recently stated that there is **no doubt that Trump's campaign colluded with Russians linked to the FSB in 2016** (you were strangely quiet about that one, I remember, Herr Label) there has been no serious effort launched by the administration to stop further Russian meddling in 2020 (I wonder why...). Then there's Facebook, only making belated, grudging efforts to take down a tiny amount of the blatant Trumpite disinformation from its site.

Put it all together, and its about as far from being a level playing field as you could get. That's why Democrats and the majority of people around the world, who desperately want to see the back of Trump (with the exception of a few dictators and their supporters), are watching this unfold through their fingers.

The irony of Trump whining about rigged elections... !!

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Even though the outcome of this coming election is difficult to predict, the way Trump raised an unthinkable question might reveal Trump's self doubt about his chance and the tendency of an incompetent tradesman blaming anything for his bad job.

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Only cowards think it is acceptable to wave guns in the faces of unarmed people.

If 30-60 coming to my house telling me they will kill me or hurt my family, I will even the odds and do what the McCloskey's did.

Anyone with a minimum literacy can tell you they are personal injury lawyers, how does waving guns protect their livelihoods.

Well, when he waved that gun, they sure left in a hurry. LOL

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Trump questions election integrity? We don't even question Trump's integrity, we already know he has none. He is going to have to be pried out of the WH kicking and screaming lies and fantasies. Rest assured if he loses he will call it a hoax and rigged. And as a life long Republican, that's it. I will never forgive the GOP for letting this so obviously unqualified individual even end up a candidate much less POTUS. Even worse is to support his insanity. MAGA? America is not even what it was in October 2016. Trump has accomplished the nearest thing to turning America into..."..A Disaster, A Disaster".

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Its hard to think of anything good Trump has done, but I was sad to see so many hate him so fiercely they actually spoke against approval of plasma treatments for Covid-19 patients.

I think one part of the puzzle that was missing is that if its not approved its difficult for a doctor to prescribe the treatment, meaning most people are not going to get it. Trump did a good thing there for once. But of course, it was not for us, but for Trump's re-election chances.

But this is certainly not enough to warrant Trump being nominated.

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That's certainly true and may be his main appeal. It's a major theme in the work of reporters like Matt Tiabbi. Unfortunately Trump just gives people a more grotesque version of what they had already. More corruption, more tax breaks for the rich, more nepotism, more incompetence, and more blame shifting.

I can’t disagree with that.

The USA has had voter suppression for a long time, 

Ever since the beginning of the nation. Suffragettes, the voting rights act have been great moves.

and it is very sad to watch all of this happen from the outside.m

Yep.

What should we be reading?

Thanks in advance.

Lord of the Rings

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Bass:. If 30-60 coming to my house telling me they will kill me or hurt my family

Is that what happened? If that's what happened then surely you feel the police are in serious need of reform

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Now we know exactly what the Republican Party is all about. They are on the extreme right and they have nominated a madman for the presidency.

"Trump is Amerika! Amerika is Trump!" is the only Republican platform = collective suicide, as the Dems win the trifecta of Senate, House and presidency (game, set and match

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Is that what happened? If that's what happened then surely you feel the police are in serious need of reform.

I do think that there needs to be some reform, but if the Democrats would’ve done their job and denounced these thugs and made sure that they would hold these people accountable, then we wouldn’t have to worry so much, but since they want to prosecute anyone for upholding the Second Amendment, I would say the problem is more with the leaders of these cities and states and less to do with the police and reform.

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Don Junior just crushed his speech.

Exactly what the American people need to hear, that you can have what you want. if you want it, you can have it. Full of hope and promise for a bright future for everyone.

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Bass:. I do think that there needs to be some reform.

What kind?

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I would question his personal integrity, but he's proven over the past 4 decades that he has none.

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Trump is amazing. He drove many people crazy. It's great. Looks like he's enjoying himself, doing some of the things he wanted to do and said the things he wanted to say.

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What kind?

Better training, martial arts such as Brazilian jujitsu, walking beat patrols, more interaction with the communities, they patrol. Monthly local community meetings, better outreach, punishing officers that hide criminal conduct under the color of blue and more funding to create a better, and stronger police force.

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I've been questioning his integrity since he stepped in office. Hypocrite that he is. Literally single handedly destroyed any dignity, credibility the Republicans used to have. As I said before, the smart Republicans LEFT the party... I don't agree with the ones just jumping over the the Democratic party (smells of partisan powermongering), but the ones that went independent got my respect.

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Trump's campaign theme:

"America has gone down the toilet during my presidency. Trust me with another four years."

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If he wins? great! If he loses? RIGGED! And even posters on here support this dictator.

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Trump is amazing. He drove many people crazy. It's great.

That's all there is to the Trump presidency. Trump is a petty man who appeals to petty people.

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To raise perfectly legitimate questions into the on-going cuts to reform US postal services after years, suffering from financial problems is fair critique.

But Presidents Trumps inflammatory remarks, and assertion that quote “What they’re doing is using COVID to steal our election,” is an unjustified slur on the integrity of the postal workers themselves.

To kick off an election campaign on such defamations Is unworthy, lacks basic political judgement.

RNC and Trump campaign prepare to wage war over voting laws

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/06/politics/rnc-trump-voting-laws/index.html

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Thats good because you wont find it until you start looking on your own Team Biden.

How many members of Team Biden have been sued by the federal government for racist housing policies? How many times has Trump?

Richard Spencer endorsed him for a reason, you know?

The KKK and David Duke endorses Trump for a reason, you know.

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I question the entire system on both family Democrat and Republican empires that need to change and long over due. Ironic how the US cans spend billions possibly into the trillions, on defense toys, put who knows what in space, manipulate weather and now using AI for many purposes, yet can't seem to get a simple process that worked well for over 200 years and now has suddenly become a major issue in the last 16 yrs. but not fixed yet? hmmmm..

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To raise perfectly legitimate questions into the on-going cuts to reform US postal services after years, suffering from financial problems is fair critique.

You do realize that Republicans causes the postal service to start losing money by requiring it to re-fund 50 years of retirement benefits, correct? This was in 2006.

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One of the greatest American athletes of our time. Herschel Walker.

The great Herschel Walker says he has known Trump for 37 years and his deep friendship with Trump. He says Trump joined his family on a last-minute trip to Disney World. Walker says he has “watched him treat the janitors, security guards, and waiters the same way he would treat a VIP. He made them feel special because he knew they were. He understands that they are the people who make this country run.” He says Trump always told people to remember their names. Walker says it hurts his soul to hear people call Trump names and the worst one is racist.

“I take it as a personal insult that people would think I would have a 37-year friendship with a racist,” Walker says. 

Walker says to give Trump four more years if you love America and want it to succeed.

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You can watch Kimberly Guilfoyle's psychotic speech here (complete with propaganda music from North Korea):

https://www.motherjones.com/2020-elections/2020/08/kimberly-guilfoyle-rnc-speech-north-korea/

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Yes P. Smith, I believe we are back, on the......

In absolute numbers, USPS faces $50 billion in unfunded pension liabilities plus $70 billion in unfunded liabilities for retiree health care.

https://reason.org/commentary/reforming-the-postal-services-pension-and-retiree-health-care-benefit-systems/

I don't want to drift away from the thread though.

Can a mail in/postal ballot be deemed secure?

Quote every state’s election rules are different. And each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting.

Absentee and Early Voting.....

https://www.usa.gov/absentee-voting

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Don Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle's message to the American people:

"Believe in the infinite potential of the American dream. Especially if you're rich, well-connected, and have been up all night doing coke."

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There are searching questions that need to answered/addressed fully/transparently on mail in balloting.

New Postal Service Documents Show Nationwide Delays Far Worse Than Postal Service Has Acknowledged

https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/new-postal-service-documents-show-nationwide-delays-far-worse-than-postal

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Don Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle's message to the American people:

My old mate in Texas just sent me a link to Kimberley Guilfoyle’s psychotic episode.

Absolutely cracked.

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"Believe in the infinite potential of the American dream.

Great!

Especially if you're rich, well-connected, and have been up all night doing coke.

Then you really shouldn’t vote Democrat.

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Trump is amazing. He drove many people crazy. It's great. Looks like he's enjoying himself, doing some of the things he wanted to do and said the things he wanted to say.

yet 200000 Americans will be dead by Christmas, but as long as hes enjoying himself, will see how much enjoyment he gets on Nov 3

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I wonder how long-standing Republican senators feel that Trump chose nepotism over party by allowing his own family members who don't have any political experience to talk at the RNC over them. But I guess there aren't many long-serving Republican supporters left as many of them have come out in support of Biden.

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Bass:. Better training, martial arts such as Brazilian jujitsu, walking beat patrols, more interaction with the communities, they patrol. Monthly local community meetings, better outreach, punishing officers that hide criminal conduct under the color of blue and more funding to create a better, and stronger police force

Well said

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yet 200000 Americans will be dead by Christmas, but as long as hes enjoying himself, will see how much enjoyment he gets on Nov 3

he probably will given the fact that the only thing that the Democrats are focusing on is death and Not the recovery, not the breakthroughs, not the fact that less people are dying overall, not about the economy, not about businesses closing on a daily basis. There’s a reason why now Democrats are a little bit worried because Trump is closing that gap very tightly on Biden and that’s not good for them, especially now you’re going to have more swing voters that are more interested in a positive message and that’s not what the Democrats are giving besides the lack of details.

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My favorite part of the RNC has been listening to the two people charged with felonies. Trump sure likes to surround himself with criminals.

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Half of the keynote speakers are family members.

Trump, primetime every night.

In lieu of a platform this year the 'Republican Party has and will continue to

enthusiastically support the President’s America First agenda '.

It's hilarious to watch the GOP reduced to being cheerleaders for a demagogue.

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It's hilarious to watch the GOP reduced to being cheerleaders for a demagogue.

It isn't hilarious to watch the US in danger of sliding into dictatorship or civil war.

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Trump 2020, make liberals Cry Again.

They havent stopped since the last win, they still whine moan n gripe, they do not support the country and do not want it to succeed that has become apparent and very clear and that is why America and the world needs and wants F O U R more Y E A R S !!

Maybe then those liberals will understand why !

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My favorite part of the RNC has been listening to the two people charged with felonies.

Floyd had felonies and that didn’t dwindle his support.

Trump sure likes to surround himself with criminals.

Liberals really don’t want to go there....

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more interested in a positive message and that’s not what the Democrats are giving

Here's the "positive" message from Day 1 of the GOP convention:

*"The only way they can take this election away from us is if this is a rigged election."*

--Donald J. Trump

*"Don't let the Democrats take you for granted. Don't let them step on you. Don't let them destroy your families, your lives and your future. Don't let them kill future generations because they told you and brainwashed you and fed you lies that you weren't good enough."*

--Kimberly Guilfoyle

*"Joe Biden and the socialist left would be a disaster for our economy."*

--Nikki Haley

*"These are the policies that are coming to a neighborhood near you. So make no mistake: No matter where you live, your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats' America."*

Mark and Patricia McCloskey

*"Joe Biden and the radical left are now coming for our freedom of speech. They want to bully us into submission. If they get their way, it will no longer be the silent majority. It will be the silenced majority."*

Don Trump Jr.

I think the only way the evening could have been more positive and uplifting would have been if Jerry Falwell Jr. had showed up and talked about the moral light of Trump's GOP.

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I think the only way the evening could have been more positive and uplifting would have been if Jerry Falwell Jr. had showed up and talked about the moral light of Trump's GOP.

it was very uplifting, the difference is Trump and Republicans basically are saying America is a good country and there’s nothing to be shamed about and our past history, we are not perfect, we have made mistakes, but we are learning and Tim Scott and Nikki Haley put a fine point on that to show it and understand how people can rise above injustice and create something positive and that minorities are not a monolithic echo chamber liberal voting block and the Democrats message is just death, doom and gloom, Trump is bad and anti-American, but elect Biden. Funny how Biden and Harris never talked in depth about the issues, not one word.

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