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The truth is after all is said and done, nothing has moved in the past six months. Clinton was 4.5% ahead six months ago, and she is 4.5% ahead today.

Obama's approval at 58%. If that holds, Clinton wins.

Presidential approval is one of those "basic" indicators. Along with the economy, right track/wrong track, and going for a third term for a party.

Only that last one favors Team R. Yet, despite Trump's 'showmanship" this election is turning out to be even more about 'the basics" than most. Even though Trump has never gone much over 40%. Because he is odious to many more Americans than to those who like him. Its all about that base.

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Black SabbathSEP. 14, 2016 - 07:28AM JST The truth is after all is said and done, nothing has moved in the past six months.

It's almost as if the entire American campaigning system is a complete waste of time.

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“Shouldn’t you be at work?” it read. “President Obama would rather campaign for Hillary Clinton than solve major problems facing the country.”

He is! Trump is the biggest threat the country faces in a long time because if he is elected he'll bring about a lot more problems. So Obama is working very hard to solve this one major problem by campaigning for Clinton.

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The truth is after all is said and done, nothing has moved in the past six months. Clinton was 4.5% ahead six months ago, and she is 4.5% ahead today.

Obama's approval at 58%. If that holds, Clinton wins.

Watching CNN again? 4.5% is in no way a sure and decisive win, regardless of how popular Obama is with his supporters, there are a lot of other factors to consider, who was polled, which demographic? How many minorities? How many Whites, single or married women, veterans and most importantly, how many people in total? WE also don't know how many closet Trump supporters are out there. Liberals get so excited and the majority of people don't understand the difficulties of polling. I'm not saying Trump is a shoe in but I'm not saying Hillary will 100% win either, it's still too early regardless what the liberals in their mind hope.

Only that last one favors Team R. Yet, despite Trump's 'showmanship" this election is turning out to be even more about 'the basics" than most. Even though Trump has never gone much over 40%. Because he is odious to many more Americans than to those who like him. Its all about that base.

Uh-huh, that deplorable comment from Hillary in the long run was a very bad move on her part. Just like when Romney made the 47% comment. A lot of people are not going to forget it and that will hurt her, how much is yet to be seen. She can go after Trump all she wants, but rule number one, you never, ever go after the voters.

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Amen. Period. 1/20/17 - "Madame President"

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If Obama supports the Clint, let's hope the Trumpet gets in!

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He is! Trump is the biggest threat the country faces in a long time because if he is elected he'll bring about a lot more problems.

Besides pulling us out of all wars and stopping the cozy relationship between Washington and Wall street and bring higher wage jobs and less taxation for the middle class, and trying to establish dialogue with our adversaries, what problems will he bring?

So Obama is working very hard to solve this one major problem by campaigning for Clinton.

You know why, right? Without Obama, there is no way Hillary could get far at all, so she needs all the boost she can get, No guarantee, Hillary is No Obama, let's just get that out of the way.

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hillary is not even steady on her feet.

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Besides pulling us out of all wars

Comments like this show that Trump truly has fooled the right. The guy has stated directly that he wants to take the war to ISIS, that he wants to increase the size of the military, that he is going to torture enemy combatants, and that he wants to kill their families...

...and yet he's managed to fool the Strumpets into thinking that he's going to end war. Not a chance, his actions will only increase war, and increase the likelihood of more attacks on Americans, and on American soil. Then when these attacks happen, they Strumpets will scream for more war.

What's that they say about the greatest trick the devil ever pulled? Don the con must have studied that rule book in depth.

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Household incomes for American families rose strongly in 2015, breaking a yearslong pattern of income stagnation. The median household’s income in 2015 was $56,516, an increase of 5.2 percent over the previous year — the largest one-year rise since at least 1967, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday The income gains represent an important turning point in the recovery from the 2008 recession, showing that recent economic gains are being distributed more broadly.

The Obama economy is booming after the long recovery from the republican economic meltdown in 2008 under the idiot President Bush. Anyone who thinks Trump would not return the country to the 2008 crisis is just kidding themselves. His Presidency would be about enriching special interests at the cost of the voters. Making the rich richer and the rest less well off just as Bush did during his failed Presidency. If you vote for jobs and growth then you do not vote for Trump. History shows that Democrats create growth and republicans crash the economy plus start failed wars for absolutely no reason.

The vote is November is between growth and failure, sanity versus insanity, rewarding the righteous verse the basket of deplorables.

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And Hillary Clinton is steady -- article

She is as long as her handlers are at her side to help her up a flight of stairs or toss her head first into a van.

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Thank you, Mr. President, for restoring this country's economic prosperity, for extending healthcare to millions, and for mending America's place in the world. This country, and the world are far better for it.

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The Obama economy is booming

Hammer time! Stop!

While 2016's anemic growth level isn't an automatic disqualifier for an interest rate increase, the bar just got a little higher.

Friday's gross domestic product reading fell below even the dimming hopes on Wall Street. The 1.2 percent growth rate in the second quarter combined with a downward revision to the first three months of the year to produce an average growth rate of just 1 percent.

In total, it was far below the Wall Street forecast of 2.6 percent second-quarter growth and didn't lend a lot of credence to a Fed statement earlier this week that sounded more confident on the economy. (The Atlanta Fed was much closer, forecasting 1.8 percent.)

In short, they are not numbers upon which a rate hawk would want to hang one's hat.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/29/gdp-us-economic-growth-is-close-to-zero.html

after the long recovery from the republican economic meltdown in 2008 under the idiot President Bush. Anyone who thinks Trump would not return the country to the 2008 crisis is just kidding themselves.

And you base this on.... How has Hillary contributed anything to the country as far as in jobs, blue collar or white collar jobs in the high wage department?

His Presidency would be about enriching special interests at the cost of the voters. Making the rich richer and the rest less well off just as Bush did during his failed Presidency.

Hillary has the deepest relationship with Wall Street, has had it for over 30 years. Tell me, Zurc, how has Hillary and her husband accumulated so much wealth? Just by doing speeches? They have over $300 million in cash assets, that's not from speaking fees alone and working in the government sector, there's NO way you can make that kind of money, so where did the rest of their income come from? Why is it they are so reluctant to go into detail about it?

If you vote for jobs and growth then you do not vote for Trump. History shows that Democrats create growth and republicans crash the economy plus start failed wars for absolutely no reason.

Really, so please explain to me the sluggish Obama economy and why Blacks are worse financially more than ever before? How many people last month were murdered in Chicago? Around 500? How about all the cities were Blacks vote heavily Democrat, why is the crime rate so high? Yeah, they're doing a great job. Our infrastructure particularly in the East coast is at its worst, Household median income down by almost 2.5K Corporate tax rate is till one of the highest, Obamacare is struggling, many people can't keep or afford their policies, so besides putting bandages on everything, what inroads have the Democrats made?

The vote is November is between growth and failure, sanity versus insanity, rewarding the righteous verse the basket of deplorable.

Oh, boy you are right on that! But I don't think Dems can get any more deplorable than they already are.

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"What sets Hillary apart is that through it all she just keeps on going and she doesn’t stop caring and she doesn’t stop trying and she never stops fighting for us even if we haven’t always appreciated it,"

Her little pneumonia thing actually made me pause for a second and think about it. Does this illness make a difference? She, like all of us, is getting older... hmmm. But you know, I am ok with this. If it comes down to electing a CYBORG HILLARY who has to push buttons on a wheelchair to summon her minions, who would include Bill, Barack, Biden, Bernie, Warren and all the others, she would still get my vote. She has the judgment, the experience, the knowledge, and did I say experience? She also has loyal friends and team players. And they are all competent and have their own solid teams. America needs a good manager. Hillary is it.

Obama made the speech, so I don't have to, but I came to say that even Cyborg Hillary would do a better job than anybody else I can think of at this point.

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Clinton steady" after that collapse? Considering Obama and Clinton nearly started world war 3 set off an invasion terror army currently attacking everywhere, cause a side terror business of rape slavery to exist and helped Putin invade, helped Iran get nukes and let China take over islands belonging to others, the entire, world should fear Hillary, she has already proven to be a disaster. She is dying a political death. Every week yet another piece if evidence of her corruption is exposed and she inherits the Obama disaster which will ultimately bring her down.

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Putin make sure you make panels shift on jet fighters of the future.

Putin It can go from a fighter to a bomber, because the panels change shape changing it's aerodynamics for the right mission or time.

Don't forget in a dog fight panels moving will also allow it to move better.

Test in a wind tunnel and have the panels move when they turn and so on.

Always have clip on fuel tanks. Spray out flammable fertiliser chemicals that see the jets suck it in, that makes their jets light up / give them forced afterburners, that see lock-on missiles lock-on to the afterburners jet trail, or put crap in the tanks as decoys.

In a dog fight it matters. A jet can pick up speed over a distance, so remember tanks will not matter unto a dog fight. You can drop them off at high speed so tanks are the go ahead.

Good to see you did everything i said including going into Syria, join forces with Russia and the other 100 things.

Oh i use this page for spell-check but will post it lol

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Clinton steady" after that collapse? Considering Obama and Clinton nearly started world war 3 set off an invasion terror army currently attacking everywhere, cause a side terror business of rape slavery to exist and helped Putin invade, helped Iran get nukes and let China take over islands belonging to others, the entire, world should fear Hillary, she has already proven to be a disaster. She is dying a political death. Every week yet another piece if evidence of her corruption is exposed and she inherits the Obama disaster which will ultimately bring her down.

In a nutshell.

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Trump is two years older than Clinton. Some of his speeches exhibit dementia. But no discussion of that by the right wing at all. None.

What this is about is a badly veiled attack of Clinton because she is woman. Same as the Kenya attack on Obama, one the best Presidents ever given the mess he inherited from the republicans, because he is black. Clinton has disclosed more information on her health that Trump, the only thing Trump released was a handwritten note by the wrong kind of doctor that contained misspelled words and made no sense at all. So it is the same old thing, sexism from the basket of deplorables, as a health check attack. Nothing on issues at all from the right. Only personal attacks this time based on sexism. No wonder that are all called a basket of deplorables, and rightly so.

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So the guy that said America has 57 states calls someone else unworthy. Obama is not as bad as Hillary in the lie department but I do not think Hillary is fit at all.

FLASHBACK: HILLARY CLINTON FIRED FROM WATERGATE INVESTIGATION FOR ‘LYING, UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR’

The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther … and goes much deeper … than anyone realizes.

Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation … one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.

Why?

“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

How could a 27-year-old House staff member do all that? She couldn’t do it by herself, but Zeifman said she was one of several individuals … including Marshall, special counsel John Doar and senior associate special counsel (and future Clinton White House Counsel) Bernard Nussbaum … who engaged in a seemingly implausible scheme to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the investigation.

When it comes to lies...unethical behavior...backstabbing..Hillary is cradled in the thick of it. Yet it is like her supporters are to blind to see it or just do not want to acknowledge said behavior that has gone on for decades. I am not saying Trump is the picture of morality. However Hillary has in no way shown "Strength of Character".."Personal Accountability" or a "Commitment to Excellence" since she has been in the Political Arena....which pretty much her whole life.

As for myself this election basically comes down to which one is the "Lesser of two Evils".

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Trump is two years older than Clinton. Some of his speeches exhibit dementia. But no discussion of that by the right wing at all. None.

Did you see Trump stumble? Does he need help periodically to stand up? Has he had any questionable sickness that prevented him from working, hitting his head, taking blood clot medicines?

What this is about is a badly veiled attack of Clinton because she is woman.

So when the Dems attacked Melania, it was because she was a woman, you are saying, woman are off limits of any attacks because of their gender? First race and now gender? What else are you libs going to throw out to help with your attacks since you guys can't run on literally any issues.

Same as the Kenya attack on Obama, one the best Presidents ever given the mess he inherited from the republicans, because he is black.

No, the problem was never his color, because the overwhelming support from Whites that voted for him in 2008 and 2012. The problem has always been about his policies. By the way, you do know it was the Clinton camp that started the whole Kenyan birther crap.

Clinton has disclosed more information on her health that Trump, the only thing Trump released was a handwritten note by the wrong kind of doctor that contained misspelled words and made no sense at all.

So you liberals main issue is to focus on misspelled words? How about screwing up a teleprompter or calling our Marines "corpse" people make mistakes, all of us and how do you know Hillary released more information about her health? How do you know what was given and not given or do you have evidence to prove it?

So it is the same old thing, sexism from the basket of deplorables, as a health check attack. Nothing on issues at all from the right. Only personal attacks this time based on sexism. No wonder that are all called a basket of deplorable, and rightly so.

Seems like Hillary gave a personal attack. Romney was caught by a hidden camera and made that 47% comment. What's the difference of Romney insulting a voting block and Hillary doing the same? But we can't and shouldn't go there and give her a pass because she's a woman, right? LMAO

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hillary is not even steady on her feet.

Better someone unsteady below the shoulders than above.

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Obama is pure class. It's such a disgrace that the US will fall so low with whoever wins the upcoming election. It would be better for everyone if Obama could stay for a third term. Clinton will definitely win, but I get the feeling she may inadvertently damage future women candidates

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Obama should not be campaigning for Hillary, he should be carrying out his presidential duties.

"Clinton will definitely win"

I dunno, despite vastly outspending Trump on ads, she's virtually tied with Trump in the polls, the next batch of Wikileaks mails is yet to come, as is the first debate...

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"Obama praised Clinton as the most qualified candidate ever to seek the office"

Obama STILL saying this nonsense? He wasnt saying that back in 2008 now was he?

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@dcog9065 Last CNN poll had Trump at 57% to 47% Clinton.

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@oblique - Depends on which poll you look at now doesn't it?

Have a look at all of these:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/president/

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Last CNN poll had Trump at 57% to 47% Clinton.

Addition isn't your strong point is it.

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The CNN poll only managed to contact 886 registered voters. That's only a very tiny fraction of the electorate, right?

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So Obama is working very hard to solve this one major problem by campaigning for Clinton.

How many problems have Obama and Clinton authored? Most here will blame Bush for the Iraq war, not realizing that the Clintons were among the main authors of it.

And we have had more than a few problems since Obama came into office. The "affordable care act" ended up becoming the largest middle-class tax increase in history, and we still have yet to see the full economic impact of the law. But so far there is little good to show for it. More sick and underprivileged now have healthcare, but the cost is so high that it will limit economic opportunity. These people may pay less for healthcare, at the cost of paying more for everything else.

The biggest problem of all is that America and other developed countries have departed from reality in terms of their economic policies. Massive deficit spending (begun by Bush, but hugely expanded by Obama) have created a monster which at any moment will rise up and bite the world on the ass. The ever-greater public sector consumption of the national wealth has stalled economic growth, driven down wages and full-time employment, while driving more jobs overseas. The central bank manipulation of interest rates and quantitative easing has created a bubble market the likes of which make the previous Lehman look like a pimple.

Few people comprehend the magnitude of the economic quagmire the world is in right now, and Obama is one of the main architects of it. And Hillary shares some of the responsibility.

The sources of these problems go back to the Johnson days, but each passing administration (regardless of it's party, because parties don't really matter) seems to make things worse instead of better. But Obama has out-badded all of his predecessors when it comes to economic mismanagement (though he could have done worse if he had spend more time with Abe).

Many people who will vote for Trump are doing so out of default. The current system is totally focked, and Hillary has been part of the current system for the past nearly three decades.

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How many problems have Obama and Clinton authored? Most here will blame Bush for the Iraq war, not realizing that the Clintons were among the main authors of it.

The Clintons were the main authors of the war that Bush pushed, based on lies that his administration put together, put together by his underlings.

Yeah, right.

Tin foil hat.

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christianne amanpour was raging on CNN yesterday abt "other presidents" who had illnesses so why the double standard with hillary? what stellar journalism. I guess no one dared break the PC bubble by pointing out that the people cited became ill in office. They didnt stagger into the whitehouse (literally).

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constantine, thanks for that post and info. Those who have her cast in the image of beloved "madame president" will ignore this latest inconvenient truth.

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Did you see Trump stumble?

Only whenever he speaks without a teleprompter.

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Laguna,

Only whenever he speaks without a teleprompter.

The smile of the thread!

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Only whenever he speaks without a teleprompter.

Kinda funny, Trump speaks off the cuff, powerful and direct and Obama can't say squat unless he has his teleprompter, but then again when he has it, he does a very good job and Trump with it, is just stiff and robotic.

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Oh good grief, Obama, just retire already and have your cake on the ocean.

Ivanka Trump's interview with Megyn Kelly, with whom he had a little tiff during one of the Republican debates, on child care reforms and on her father is very interesting:

" Ivanka Trump on the importance of child-care reforms" ( Fox News )

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A lot of people are not going to forget it and that will hurt her, how much is yet to be seen.

The only ones who won't forget that comment are Trump's "deplorables" (which is all of his base--not half).

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How do you beat the no 1 country's jet fighters?

America 2,000 V Russia 500.

Clip on tanks that spy out fertilise that forces F-22 and new jets to suck it in and flame up.

Lock-on missiles will hit their mark now, and S-400 can be packed with 20 - 50 heat seeking missiles as well.

Big missiles and Artillery rounds can also blast it out.

Set up traps with fake Intel to draw jets to the trap and destroy them.

At sea China and Russia can counter America with 2,000 speed sub boats.

These boats have front sucking jet's that will rip the boats under water for 3 - 10 seconds, then back up. That will bypass laser weapons and lock-on speed boat guns / missiles.

These 2,000 sub/speed boats only need to hide 10 - 20 meters underwater and can even camouflage with ink if need be in shallow waters.

New sea-mines need to use ink packs around them as U.S warship use helicopters with probes on cables dragged in the water to see sea-mines

Best thing Russia and china can do is make 1,000s of new sub speed boats that have powerful font suckers engines, that hold 1 aircraft / warship killer missile / torpedo.

Such a hard world we live in.

Russia can defeat America with much smaller numbers.

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Obama can't say squat unless he has his teleprompter

This is completely untrue.

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How to defeat America in Afghanistan and holt / kill troops.

To kill troops "not going to tell the Taliban this" and to holt patrols they would use small explosives to destroy $30++ billion dollars worth of detecting gear each year. Wire bombs up and much more.

Never done before....Cheap home made "electromagnet wave detectors" and cheap home made "x-ray detectors" can be used in away to destroy there detecting gear and kill troops :). Terrorist are not doing this or anyone....not done.

Use 99% less explosives then an IED bomb, detects it then blows up :).

We can even wire some apart to stop a big field from tricking the bombs, the lights indicate it's strength and it will no the distance apart. I can counter the counter counter 2.

These 2 videos show you how cheap it will be to do and make one. Not hard to wire light 5 or 50 to the explosives bang.

Troops with metal detectors will see bombs blow up on them now.

Bombs can be put under the road and made to slide back 3 - 10 meters once it detects the electromagnetic wave or radiation wave or any wave........Under the troops bang.

Copper slugs can be used with thermite to see less explosives needed "but mainly" to destroy the detecting gear, and plant them within 5 min not 1 hour.

That means they can plant 100,000 of them in a week, holt patrols and take back over.

Troops with metal detectors...BANG dead, set the bomb off.

Look up "electromagnetic wave detector" and " x-ray radiation detector on youtube.

I won the Iraq war and could have won the Afghanistan war, before a broken deal was reached.

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@Bass Obama can't say squat unless he has his teleprompter,

You must be listening to Obama's speeches while they're being translated into your first language. If so, I'd blame the translator. Obama is one of the most articulate leaders the US has had, right up there with Bill Clinton.

I'm curious what rightists think about Colin Powell calling Trump a 'national disgrace.'

Obama asked:

“Can you imagine Ronald Reagan idolizing somebody like that?” (i.e. Trump) I disagree with the president. I actually can imagine Reagan idolizing someone like Trump when you consider people he appointed to the Supreme Court and people he appointed to posts, people like James Watt and Earl Butz.

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Not all the people who support Trump are idiots, but all the people who are idiots support Trump.

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sangetsu03: Most here will blame Bush for the Iraq war, not realizing that the Clintons were among the main authors of it.

Oh boy...

bass4funk: They have over $300 million in cash asset

Oh gosh...

Todd Topolski: Considering Obama and Clinton nearly started world war 3

Is that so?

John Constantine: FLASHBACK: HILLARY CLINTON FIRED FROM WATERGATE INVESTIGATION FOR ‘LYING, UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR’

Oh no...

Serrano: the next batch of Wikileaks mails is yet to come

I see.

Well, thanks for the comments, guys. I'm heading to bed.

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Right. The rhetoric is amazing. Then the other day when one of them tried to claim that the points I brought up about Trump were a smear campaign, I posted a transcript of his speech saying what I claimed, a video of him doing what I claimed, and a press release from him saying what I claimed. The crickets were deafening.

They need to scream the smear campaign in hopes someone will listen. But not all of us are Repub... I mean suckers.

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You must be listening to Obama's speeches while they're being translated into your first language.

You mean English? Ever notice that without his Teleprompter, the man starts to stutter a lot?

If so, I'd blame the translator. Obama is one of the most articulate leaders the US has had, right up there with Bill Clinton.

LMAO! April 1st already past, but still a good one!

I'm curious what rightists think about Colin Powell calling Trump a 'national disgrace.'

Not much. Although I have the greatest respect for Powell, he's still a part of the traditional Washington establishment.

@sup

I think we're just amazed that the liberal Unicornverse is expanding, just when we thought the colors and shapes couldn't get much worse, it now seems it finally has.

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Trump is yuuugly unqualified. He's the most unqualified candidate nominated by a major political party in modern history. I'd been guessing the the Dems were keeping their powder dry so as to bring out their big guns when the damage done would be most timely, and it seems like that is beginning to happen. Poor Donald will have no idea what has hit him, things will come so fast.

Today, he rolled out his maternity-leave and childcare "policy" (if that is what you want to call back-of-an-envelope scribbling) that I am sure will annoy both the GOP and the Dems.

It'll annoy the GOP because he plans to guarantee all new mother six weeks of paid leave through unemployment insurance. Now, it's not exactly clear what he means, but if he means paying the standard unemployment insurance rate of $2,700 for six weeks and, say, 2.5 million women take him up on it every year, that comes to six billion two hundred fifty million dollars per year. How does he propose to pay for it? - by reducing "waste and abuse" in the unemployment insurance program. Oh, the GOP is going to LOVE this.

It'll annoy the Dems because his childcare initiative is in the form of tax deductions. Rich people will love this; the middle class, not so much; the poor, not at all (how can you deduct childcare from your Federal income taxes when you do not earn enough to pay Federal income taxes?). What we will see is another tax deduction that only the wealthy will take advantage of.

Yup, poor Donald will have a horrific fall.

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"Obama can't say squat unless he has his teleprompter"

What comes out of Trump's mouth is what comes out of my dog while he squats.

Trump's teleprompter was prescribed for a type of incontinence. He can certainly talk without it but it's unhygienic.

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"Trump is yuuugly unqualified. He's the most unqualified candidate nominated by a major political party in modern history"

No, but Hillary Clinton is. She belongs in prison, to boot.

"Donald will have a horrific fall."

I dunno, being as how Hillary has vastly outspent him on ads, but is virtually tied with him in most polls, the first debate hasn't yet commenced, and the next Hillary-devastating batch of Wikileaks emails is yet to come, it may be her who has the horrific fall.

I want to see Ivanka become the first female president. I don't see how anyone can dislike her.

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She also has loyal friends and team players.

Yup, like the thugs over at wall street. Old man Bernie tried his best to wake everyone up to the mockery of government. Yet despite the thuggish way he was treated by his party he too alas, could be bought off.

Pick your poison folks!!

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This is interesting: "Hillary Clinton's Mental MELTDOWN Underway" ( Youtuber David Seaman )

And this: "Trump on child care plan, tax returns, 'deplorables' remark" ( but first Ivanka! ) ( Fox News )

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She also has loyal friends and team players.

In his 40-minute speech in Philly campaigning for Mrs. Clinton (which is a violation of Federal election laws, btw), Obama talked about himself 137 times. That averaged out to once every 17 seconds. With "loyal friends and team players" like that. . .

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Leaked emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell show him strongly criticizing Donald Trump, labeling him a "national disgrace and an international pariah." He also called the birther movement, which the Republican presidential nominee helped lead, "racist." "That's what the 99% believe. When Trump couldn't keep that up he said he also wanted to see if the certificate noted that he was a Muslim," Powell wrote in an August email.

New Source

This proves that Trump is a racist and everyone should vote for Hillary. Hillary is a person of integrity and her presidency would be good for the US and the rest of the world. Trump is just an over glorified used car salesman who was lucky enough go inherit daddy's money. Trump and Trump followers think Obama was born in Kenya.

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What comes out of Trump's mouth is what comes out of my dog while he squats.

European humor???

Trump's teleprompter was prescribed for a type of incontinence. He can certainly talk without it but it's unhygienic.

Naw, it's exactly what Washington needs, a good verbal tongue cleansing.

Trump is yuuugly unqualified. He's the most unqualified candidate nominated by a major political party in modern history. I'd been guessing the the Dems were keeping their powder dry so as to bring out their big guns when the damage done would be most timely, and it seems like that is beginning to happen. Poor Donald will have no idea what has hit him, things will come so fast.

Yeah, that is, once Julian Assange releases his biggest bombshell on Hillary, she might be too distraught or interrogated or possibly seriously damaged if his assumption is right. Can't wait until that day comes, because when it comes, she won't know what hit her.

It'll annoy the GOP because he plans to guarantee all new mother six weeks of paid leave through unemployment insurance. Now, it's not exactly clear what he means, but if he means paying the standard unemployment insurance rate of $2,700 for six weeks and, say, 2.5 million women take him up on it every year, that comes to six billion two hundred fifty million dollars per year. How does he propose to pay for it? - by reducing "waste and abuse" in the unemployment insurance program. Oh, the GOP is going to LOVE this.

Amazing, Trump lays out a proposal that had the Democrats came up with the idea first, Dems would have been dancing on the ceiling, now that Trump proposes it, it's just bad. You guys are the epitome of partisanship. One thing about Trump I like, he never gives any indication of what he's going to do like with Mexico and completely shocks everyone and catches Dems flat footed with the face in the palms saying, why didn't I think of that myself. A complete master stroke! ROFL

It'll annoy the Dems because his childcare initiative is in the form of tax deductions. Rich people will love this; the middle class, not so much; the poor, not at all (how can you deduct childcare from your Federal income taxes when you do not earn enough to pay Federal income taxes?). What we will see is another tax deduction that only the wealthy will take advantage of.

So what will Hillary do? Will she be the first Democratic president to help the struggling Black community?

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"Trump is a racist"

No he's not.

"Hillary is a person of integrity"

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

"her presidency would be good for the US and the rest of the world"

Not if it's anything like Obama's presidency with Clinton as Sec. of State. Look especially at America's inner cities, Libya, Syria...

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Yeah, that is, once Julian Assange releases his biggest bombshell on Hillary

No, that's a bombshell for Hillary (as in it makes her look good and Trump look bad) as Powell was trashing Trump and saying Trump is racist since he and his followers say Obama was born in Kenya.

Can't wait until that day comes, because when it comes, she won't know what hit her.

Seems to be happening to Trump already. His rants about Obama being born in Kenya are coming back to haunt him.

Will she be the first Democratic president to help the struggling Black community?

Trump didn't make a good start by demonstrating his racism towards Obama saying he was born in Kenya and faked his degree. What is the black vote for Trump these days? If I were black I would never vote for a person who demonstrated such racism toward another black person by accusing Obama of not being born in the USA. That is 100% racism that Trump was practicing.

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In his 40-minute speech in Philly campaigning for Mrs. Clinton (which is a violation of Federal election laws, btw)

Really? Please cite the exact law or laws which were violated (be specific--cite the actual statute). I managed to find similar charges made on right-wing websites and blogs, but none of them bothered to cite the actual laws being broken either. I checked the FEC's "Laws and Regulations" page, but I couldn't find anything that would remotely qualify as being what you described as "illegal."

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Trump's interview on CNBC this morning deserves attention if only because it reinforces the fact that he's totally clueless. He railed at Fed Chairwoman Yellen for doing her job: keeping inflation in check and employment as high as possible (on the very day that statistics came out showing some pretty impressive results of her - and Obama's - policies). Then he called Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" again - just days after the Consumer Protection Agency she championed busted a major scam by Wells Fargo. (Try to imagine any other candidate in recent history so cavalierly tossing around racist monikers with no pushback from the press.)

My favorite, though, was his favorite surrogate, fired General Michael Flynn, who today opposed the TPP as "this whole, you know, Trans-Pacific trade agreement with China." Okay, I get the opposition, but, uh, CHINA? No wonder he was sacked.

The sole glimmer of hope GOP establishment types who support Trump proclaim is that he'll surround himself with capable advisers. Hasn't happened during his campaign; won't if he wins the presidency.

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which is a violation of Federal election laws

Is she being punished or arrested somehow? No?

Then that means no violation. It's just the Hillary haters just hating as usual. They hate Hillary just like a dog hates a cat because it's in their DNA. They can't help themselves and need to hate Hillary every waking moment as they wake up each morning with seething hate of Hillary on their minds like it's their first cup of morning coffee.

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One thing about Trump I like, he never gives any indication of what he's going to do like with Mexico and completely shocks everyone and catches Dems flat footed with the face in the palms saying, why didn't I think of that myself. A complete master stroke! ROFL

Yeah, like those high school guys who shave off all their hair if everybody chips in a buck. Master stroke! Build a wall and make Mexico pay for it? Master stroke! Defeat ISIS with a 'secret' plan? Master stroke! Create lots of high paying jobs because I was on a reality TV show? Master stroke!

Man, as a lib I feel so flat footed and face palmed I just gotta go and plotz. ROFL

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"Trump is a racist"

"No he's not."

If he isn't, he does a very good impression of one. Much better than his impression of a disabled person.

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Trump's a closet racist. Just like his deplorable supporters.

Trump nor Pence could disavow the KKK leader that endorses them.

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nishikat:

" Is she being punished or arrested somehow? No? Then that means no violation "

No, that means she is being as being treated as above the law. Not surprising really, taken the degree that the current Potus has government institutions into a political machine.

In the event, the traditional debate will be interesting to watch. The proverbial alpha male against a crouching, coughing, stumbling, wreck with blue anti-epilepsy glasses and an earpiece to get her handlers instructions... the optics of that must be a nightmare for the Soros cabale who thought they had sewn up this election.

My bet is that the democrat apparachiks will find a way to cancel the debates this time and replace them some sort of scripted presentation.

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Fred Wallace said: Old man Bernie tried his best to wake everyone up to the mockery of government. Yet despite the thuggish way he was treated by his party he too alas, could be bought off.

He focused on issues relating to governance of the nation and not those of high level party politics. I think Bernie finally got a good, first-hand look at just how well an internal party machine works headed by a master (dominatrix?) and her well trained Border Collies. He decided it couldn't be beaten any time soon. "Our Revolution" was launched in an attempt to persuade all those new voters, especially the young, whom he had shepherded with all sincerity into the party, to vote for his antithesis in November. I look forward to seeing the breakdown of the results after Election Day. Yes, I'll hold onto my "Feel the Bern" t-shirt for some time.

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that means she is being as being treated as above the law.

Only in the mind of the Hillary haters.Just like in the mind of the Obama haters Obama has been above the law getting away with faking his birth certificate and his college degree. Same hate different smell. Nothing illegal found. Just hate as usual from the Hillary haters. They hate so much they make stuff up. All this time Trump and all his voters have been wanting Obama to get arrested for falsifying his passport. It never happened. So your hate has been moved to Hillary. All the Hillary haters (who are/were Obama haters) are saying Hillary committed all these crimes and it's 100% not true. Hillary is a good and honest person.

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Man, as a lib I feel so flat footed and face palmed I just gotta go and plotz. ROFL

I respect your honesty. Kudos!

No, that's a bombshell for Hillary (as in it makes her look good and Trump look bad)

Ahh, so that's why the Hillary camp is nervous as hell. Because it makes her look good? I wonder if you truly believe that spin. I'm No fan of Assange, but as long as he can bring something that would put a nail in Hillary's coffin, I'm cool with it.

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Because it makes her look good?

Colin Powell was trashing Trump calling him a racist. Powell was especially turned off when Trump said Obama was born in Kenya. A point for Hillary.

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Only in the mind of the Hillary haters.Just like in the mind of the Obama haters Obama has been above the law getting away with faking his birth certificate and his college degree.

Trump proudly proclaimed many of this supporters believed he was above the law when he bragged he could go out and shoot someone in broad daylight in the middle of Manhattan and it wouldn't make a bit of difference to his fans. Neither Obama nor Hillary ever made anything near to such a claim.

The Republican Party is collapsing -- due to its inability to come to terms with an increasingly diverse and innovative nation. And so we're seeing an increase in candidates who offer a return to a past of white privilege.

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Are Republicans placing their hope it yet another email release? How many times have we gone through this? A half dozen?

I'm No fan of Assange, but as long as he can bring something that would put a nail in Hillary's coffin, I'm cool with it.

You don't often see Republicans jumping into bed with foreign enemies of the US. It's the new GOP.

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The Republican Party is collapsing -- due to its inability to come to terms with an increasingly diverse and innovative nation. And so we're seeing an increase in candidates who offer a return to a past of white privilege

Demographics is destiny.

As an aside, I prefer to call a spade a spade: it was white supremacy. Not privilege.

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As an aside, I prefer to call a spade a spade: it was white supremacy. Not privilege

Yes, no doubt. And whites who, like my family, were not avowed supremacists enjoyed every one of the privileges of "membership."

We need to make America great -- for the first time. It was never great for so many millions. Hell, it wasn't even America.

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I think America has always been great. Warts and all. And that we are ever moving towards a more perfect union.

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Trump proudly proclaimed many of this supporters believed he was above the law when he bragged he could go out and shoot someone in broad daylight in the middle of Manhattan and it wouldn't make a bit of difference to his fans. Neither Obama nor Hillary ever made anything near to such a claim.

They don't have to, they do everything behind the publics back.

The Republican Party is collapsing -- due to its inability to come to terms with an increasingly diverse and innovative nation. And so we're seeing an increase in candidates who offer a return to a past of white privilege.

I think a lot of people are getting tired of both parties, the DNP is not that far behind, otherwise if it weren't, you would have never seen a Sanders on the campaign trail, so don't hatch your chickens yet, after this election the next presidential election you will see a slow division that is already taking place within the DNP.

I think America has always been great. Warts and all. And that we are ever moving towards a more perfect union.

Looking at Hillary's untrustworthy poll numbers and even Trump's, far, far from it, I would submit to you, we are headed in the opposite direction. Just looking forward to what Assange has to reveal to the world soon.

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And that we are ever moving towards a more perfect union

LOL

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bass4funk wrote: How many people last month were murdered in Chicago? Around 500? ... Actually, the number of Chicago homicides from Jan 1, 2016 to present (September) is 524. Source: http://crime.chicagotribune.com/chicago/homicides ... bass4funk: Be careful of your facts. All the rest of you, too. End of unsolicited lecture.

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