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Let’s be clear: Hillary Clinton will win this race, and win it easily. Nothing has changed, not even James Comey’s best efforts to push his man Donald Trump across the finish line first.

But what is changing is conservative intensity and engagement, and with that, our hopes of a deeper wave that could’ve flipped the House. A Senate majority looks good, but a big Senate majority … that’s less likely today than it was last week. And if we had a 25 percent chance of taking the House last week, that’s down to single-digits today. We needed Republicans to stay home, and for some reason that I still don’t understand, the word “EMAIL” revs them up into a frothy mess.

-- Markos Moulitsas, The Daily Kos

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I thought Obama said best when he said the GOP created the nutjobs and Trump slapped his name on it and took credit for it.

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Do your job Obama? Don't go out campaigning for a crook?

"Obama: Donald Trump is not equipped to be president"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSIV8j2JqtA

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Obama is compromised.

When he should have told Hillary not to pull the private server / private email account carp, he didn't. He should have told Lynch to investigate the Clinton incidents in the usual manner, not cover them up, he didn't.

He is the chief manager of the executive branch and either he's not handling his departments by omission, or he's mishandling his departments by active direction. That is, he's on top of what's going on with the DOJ, and just pretending to have some separate barrier between himself and the AG, and between himself and the SOS. Although with the SOS I can see him not wanting to be involved with Hillary any more than he has to. Still wondering about what she has on him.

Given all the visits by Bob Creamer to Obama's White House, and their active association since at least 2007, it's probably 'mishandling his departments by active direction'. Floating along above the fray is a pose. There's too much going on for him not to have intimate details well in advance, in fact if he DOESN'T know anything it's dereliction of duty. He certainly has the power to demand updates.

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We stay on Hillary's e-mail but say nothing of Trump's taxes. We question Hillary's trustworthiness but never Trump's TRUSTWORTHINESS even though he has a history of reneging on deals and lying. The DEMS should have and can get back to hammering Trump on his taxes and his trustworthiness. KISS (keep it simple). Remind people of his refusal and possible Russian ties with his tax returns and his untrustworthiness with deals he's had with the common man. he can defeat the temperament strategy by just sticking to a script. His untrustworthiness is documented and can't be faked. Don't vote for a despot. Stop Trump.

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N O F L Y Z O N E!!!!!!!

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W O R L D W A R 3!!!!!!!!!!

Clinton`s Syria Policy! DO the lemming people get this!?

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Crazy

Trump ain't gonna win. Comey's assist was all about 'saving' the Senate. So Repubs can block a liberal appointment. Never forget, its just about power. Repubs gave up on Trump months ago.

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Obama is compromised.

You people have been saying that for eight years.

Still hasn't stuck.

N O F L Y Z O N E!!!!!!!

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W O R L D W A R 3!!!!!!!!!!

Clinton`s Syria Policy! DO the lemming people get this!?

Twitter warrer with the nuclear codes, at the head of the strongest military in human history.

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WORLDWAR 3!!!!

Do lemming people not get this?

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Pathetic. The ONLY reason why Obama and Michelle are campaigning so hard for Hillary is because there enthusiasm for Hillary is low, has been from the start and is getting lower. She has a problem energizing the younger voters as they see her as part of the corrupt Washington establishment and a lot of Bernie supporters won't vote for her either. The only thing they can do is try to use the scare tactic, throw out the gender debacle or the race card and that's all they have and this time, the controversy swirling around Hillary is just not letting up. Sure, she could still pull this off, but these mails have definitely damaged her, no doubt about it and the pile on is getting worse.

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@Strangerland

Twitter warrer with the nuclear codes

what is this non sense? Unintelligible.

Are you ready to fight Russia!? Tell how her NO FLY ZONE will work? Answer the question.

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If Trump wins it will only because the Almighty feels the US needs to be punished more.

The people and party behind Trump are the same ones who brought us George W. Bush, 9/11, wars, a housing bubble bursting that nearly brought down the banking system....

Yes, fate is a cruel mistress.

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A NO FLY ZONE in Syria is 100% GUARANTEED war with Russia!

And you want to support this policy!?

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“I am not on the ballot, but I tell you what. Fairness is on the ballot. Decency is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Progress is on the ballot. Our democracy is on the ballot.”

The fact that he can say this with a straight face proves he's just another tool. No pride in this guy. With breaking news exposing collusion between the Clinton campaign, the State Department, and the New York Times, plus the collusion between the Department of Justice's Peter Kadzik (Lawyer for Marc Rich) in a "Heads Up" Gmail to Podesta's Gmail informing him about about Hillary's email investigation, is solid proof that they do not care about the people, only the party. Kind of reminds me how Hitler came to power.

I'd say, even if the establishment and their MSM monkeys pull this off by keeping Hillary from criminal charges, the people still know and she will lose by even biglyer numbers.

Anyone who ignores this information and still supports Hillary the criminal, need to check their morals at the voting booth door.

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The ONLY reason why Obama and Michelle are campaigning so hard for Hillary is because there enthusiasm for Hillary is low

Yeah, it's not like Trump's complete and utter unsuitability to be president would have anything to do with it.

Twitter warrer with the nuclear codes

what is this non sense? Unintelligible.

What nonsense? He gets into Twitter wars all the time, and if he's president, he'll have the nuclear codes.

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Trump is what is wrong with America may he never get near the White House..Good people of America will make sure of that.What Trumps supporters do after he loses is a bit unknown after all they are not the brightest people you can find.The ones on here will just carry on with the same old crap you know conspiracy theories blame everything else except their man.You just have to read the ridiculous stuff they post now...

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@Strangerland

Please explain how Clinton`s NO FLY ZONE will not result in a war with Russia.

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Jeffery, you have no idea what you're spouting with this "no-fly zone" nonsense. Clinton is much more nuanced than, apparently, you can comprehend. Would you care to elaborat? - do so and I'll shoot down you assertions with quotes of what Clinton has actually said.

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The people and party behind Trump are the same ones who brought us George W. Bush, 9/11, wars, a housing bubble bursting that nearly brought down the banking system....

In truth we would never have suffered through the housing bubble if the federal government had not blundered into the housing market with the "Affordable Housing Act." Hayek calls it the “fatal conceit” that government regulation is superior to the spontaneous order of civil society, thinking they could improve upon any market. The liberal ideology.

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She clearly stated on many occations that she wants A NO FLY ZONE! in Syria!

Do you need several video links of her saying it?

This one is a general telling directly that it would require US to GO TO WAR WITH RUSSIA!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykk8ibRhx-g

THIS is from the HORSE`S MOUTH!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhq9rUWq5eg

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The people and party behind Trump are the same ones who brought us George W. Bush, 9/11, wars, a housing bubble bursting that nearly brought down the banking system....

That was brought on by the infamous Democrats that oversaw the housing crisis, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, they did nothing to reign in Fannie Mae, so if you want to blame the fallout happening on Bush's watch, it was Democrats in their usual, let's give people whatever they want regardless if they could pay for it or not.

Trump is what is wrong with America may he never get near the White House..Good people of America will make sure of that.

I think the good people of America are seeing that Hillary is just a criminal of the highest order and makes Nixon look like a Saint. It just doesn't get dirtier than this woman and the Democratic party. Disgusting, frustrating as well as sad,

What Trumps supporters do after he loses is a bit unknown after all they are not the brightest people you can find.

Hillary thought she was smart, John Edwards thought he was sooooo smart. Al Gore thought he was so smart and look what happened. All the smarts and bravado and nothing to show for it. By the way, IF Trump should win, what will Hillary supporters do?? I'm really curious about that.

The ones on here will just carry on with the same old crap you know conspiracy theories blame everything else except their man.You just have to read the ridiculous stuff they post now...

Many of us feel the opposite about the ludicrous statements from the left that still want to support a woman that would make Tony Soprano proud.

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Either way we are all doomed. Just wake up every day like it's your last and then go out and hug strangers.

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"I will cut the deficit in half by the end of first term!"

"Health care deals will be covered on C-span!"

"The Health Care Package will pay for itself!"

"Guantanamo bay will be closed within a year!"

"I won’t raise taxes on those making less than 250,000 per year!"

"No Earmarks in the $787 Billion Stimulus!"

"No more wiretapping of citizens!"

Democrats never lie, they just make promises with expiration dates.

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I`d vote for the easter bunny or brain in a jar before Hillary and her NO FLY ZONE!

I have a family and future I actually care about! War with Russia? NO THANKS!

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After Obama and Hillary started Arab spring with Hillary's, result of a terror army raping and killing across Europe and Hillary's Arab spring allies creating a, new open rape slave industry and setting the entire world on the brink of war by helping tyrannies and abandoning allies, the, world will thank the US voters for rejecting Hillary the corrupt and not inflicting the, world with 4 more years of Hillary extending the barackalypse

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Please explain how Clinton`s NO FLY ZONE will not result in a war with Russia.

Because she won't create a no fly zone without first coming to agreement with Russia.

Apparently you didn't actually bother to read her commnets on hte matter.

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Would it not be beneficial to rescue the dignity of the 58th quadrennial U.S. by adding a third box, Clinton, Trump, none of the above. Then insist the democratic will of people be respected and start over.

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This kind of apocalyptic hyperbole does no one any favours. anyway, not like Obama's 8 years have been that wonderful. If you look at his "core constituency" they haven't done that great under his administration. he does give a good speech though.

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I think a lot of folks here speak a little too much about doom and gloom. I personally won't be voting as I've never cared about politics much, but I doubt there will be massive change when whichever undesirable becomes elected.

Besides, I've been waiting 10 years for Final Fantasy XV to become playable, and I won't let anything get in the way of a good video game.

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@Strangerland

Well! I guess as long as you interpreted that way, it must be safe, right?

Actually,

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seem to think that a NO FLY ZONE could spark WW3!!!!!

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seem to think that a NO FLY ZONE could spark WW3!!!!!

And a guy who is a twitter warrer with his hands on the nuclear codes won't?

Hillary is a tough lady, but she's not stupid. The same cannot be said of Trump.

Do you really want a guy who will fly into a rage when someone says anything bad about him, a guy who is fighting on twitter at 3am, with the nuclear codes?

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Because she won't create a no fly zone without first coming to agreement with Russia.

Apparently you didn't actually bother to read her commnets on hte matter.

The anointed one couldn't get it done, so what makes you think Hillary could do it. Remember what happened after she gave Lavrov that stupid button? I seriously doubt at this point she would accomplish anything with the Russians. They would play her like a violin.

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Interestingly, Obama comes out as the only clean one in the presidential electoral mess. maybe not for long.

Yet, for crying out loud, both candidates are so scandal-tainted now.

A prediction - let's see ho it will go: one will win, then after 6 months to a year something will happen causing resignation, impeachment, incapacitation (neither are that young) or something else. Then VP takes over. Then - who knows - government becomes more cerebral.

I don't know about you, but a less 'exciting' race between, say, Pence and Kane would seem like a release after the current pair.

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@Strangerland

so now youre speculating based on your emotional feelings?

Trump said he will work WITH the Russians

Clinton repeated said she is going to do a NO FLY ZONE! which will cause a Russian conflict! Currently the US is acting independantly without the Russians, so where did Clinton say ANYWHERE that policy would change????????

and the Russians are ready! they are now moving their entire northern fleet to Syria!

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so now youre speculating based on your emotional feelings?

No more than you are.

Trump said he will work WITH the Russians

Of course he will - he's owned by them.

Clinton repeated said she is going to do a NO FLY ZONE! which will cause a Russian conflict!

Yeah yeah, you keep speculating that.

She's put out the idea, she's said she wouldn't just do it without negotiation. The woman isn't Trump, who will strong-arm anything he wants, damn the consequences. Her exact words on it:

“I am well aware of the really legitimate concerns you have expressed from both the president and the general,” Clinton responded. “This would not be done just on the first day. This would take a lot of negotiation. It would also take making it clear to the Russians and the Syrians that our purpose here was to provide safe zones on the ground.”

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@bass with the Russians. They would play her like a violin.

Curious that Russian media have been singing Trump's praises. As someone who's worked as a sound technician in media and who has long expressed admiration for Tsar Vlad, who as you know is said to have control over Russian media, why do you think Putin prefers Trump?

If Trump owes hundreds of millions of US dollars to international 'financiers', some of whom may be Russian oligarchs connected to Putin, how do you think Putin will play Trump? I'm thinking like a drum.

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@Strangerland

You are worried about what someone tweets, I`m concerned by what people SAY THEY ARE GOING TO DO!

That by definition is being concerned by peoples actions, you are fretting about potential consquences, completely out of your own imagination.

"This would take a lot of negotiation.It would also take making it clear to the Russians and the Syrians that our purpose here was to provide safe zones on the ground.”

If this was even possible WHY HASN`T IT BEEN IMPLEMENTED YET?

BECAUSE A US NO FLY ZONE is not possible without direct CONFLICT WITH RUSSIA!

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You are worried about what someone tweets,

No, I'm worried about the temperament of a man who can't restrain himself from getting into Twitter wars at 3am with people who would dare to badmouth him. I'm worried about the temperament of a man who would ban media from his rallies because they would speak bad of him. I'm worried about the temperament of a man who can't handle criticism from anywhere, and yet wants to get his hands on the nuclear codes.

I`m concerned by what people SAY THEY ARE GOING TO DO!

Then what specifically about this comment worries you:

“I am well aware of the really legitimate concerns you have expressed from both the president and the general,” Clinton responded. “This would not be done just on the first day. This would take a lot of negotiation. It would also take making it clear to the Russians and the Syrians that our purpose here was to provide safe zones on the ground.”

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@Strangerland

Than why hasn`t a NO FLY ZONE been implemented yet?

Is Obama just a terrible negotiator? OR IS IT NOT POSSIBLE DUE TO DIRECT CONFLICT WITH RUSSIA?

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Again what specifically about this comment worries you:

“I am well aware of the really legitimate concerns you have expressed from both the president and the general,” Clinton responded. “This would not be done just on the first day. This would take a lot of negotiation. It would also take making it clear to the Russians and the Syrians that our purpose here was to provide safe zones on the ground.”

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And that is all I Boys Toshi say

https://youtu.be/S8loIIbu_nQ

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Again,

It is not possbile without going to war with Russia!

Or else why hasn`t a NO FLY ZONE been done yet?

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“I am not on the ballot, but I tell you what. Fairness is on the ballot. Decency is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Progress is on the ballot. Our democracy is on the ballot"

"Our democracy is on the ballot". that's pricelessly funny! Trump's name will be on the ballot...

Did he not defeat her to become president?

scroll down to the minus comments

Trump supporters aren't doing enough minus voting to help balance things out.

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It is not possbile without going to war with Russia!

And what bothers you about this statement:

“I am well aware of the really legitimate concerns you have expressed from both the president and the general,” Clinton responded. “This would not be done just on the first day. This would take a lot of negotiation. It would also take making it clear to the Russians and the Syrians that our purpose here was to provide safe zones on the ground.”

Is it that she is too reasonable in discussing negotiations? Is it that she isn't saying she's going to do what you seem to think she does? Is it that she would actually work with her administration to figure out what to do, rather than just strongarming whatever she wants like Trump would? Is it that she is a woman?

I suspect it's a combination of them, if not all of the above.

This video is great: If Congress was your Co-worker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YibDgSd02Xk

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N O F L Y Z O N E!!!!!!!=W O R L D W A R 3!!!!!!!!! OMFG some people are just plain deluded, do you think Putin & Clinton will risk total annihilation over some no fly zone in a crap hole like Syria! Clinton will just station surface to air missiles within Syria like Putin , that is more than enough to stop each other airforces flying in Syria. Youll have more risk of Trump dropping a bomb on some despot for insulting his toupee!

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I've been waiting 10 years for Final Fantasy XV to become playable well I'm sorry but you may be living in a fantasy reality and not the real world!?

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Trump now has the KKK, Neo-Nazis, and other ultra-right wing white nationalists ready and rearing to go to the poll stations, armed and with body armor in some cases, to, and they said this, "suppress minority voting".

This is the GOP, people -- no denying the racism and bigotry they espouse and encourage, along with violence, to try and win.

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It's just strange....

JeffreyDomer: War with Russia? NO THANKS!

And

FizzBit: the establishment and their MSM monkeys

And

Serrano: https://www.youtube.com

And

Bass: What about Clinton?

And

turbostat: Obama is compromised

And the others who will be arriving soon.

Never any variation. It's like the role of the Trump supporter is to make as much noise as possible. And that's it. Hands over ears, eyes wide, mouth open, voice screaming. They probably take over 60% of all responses in the political threads.

Just wanted to give a shout-out to some of the great stuff the Democrats have written here. I learn something new every day.

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RE: The Clinton campaign has repeatedly warned that WikiLeaks has exploited emails stolen by hackers who may be working for the Russian government.Just wanted to give a shout-out to some of the great stuff the Democrats have written here. I learn something new every day.

Despite where the information came from, the law was broken as government correspondence by an appointed Fed official CANNOT be on a NON-US federal government NETWORK PERIOD!!!..Hillary violated Information Security Policy's and if it ended up in the hands of the Russians or anyone non US official use only, then that in itself is against the Patriot Act and violates National Security As for shout out...wake up the socialist democrats have done enough damage and no bigger thanks to Obama.

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"After Obama and Hillary started Arab spring with Hillary's, result of a terror army..."

I'm becoming more and more convinced that Trump's incomprehensible gibberish sounds brilliant to some people.

It must a GOP thing.

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Oh my...

"Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in the new Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll, which finds Trump now holds an edge on which candidate is honest and trustworthy."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/02/tracking-poll-finds-race-tied-as-trump-opens-up-an-8-point-edge-on-honesty/

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The Dems use "the stupidity of American people" in every turns and they show. The narcissist serial liar Obama wants the corrupted Hillary to carry on the path of weakening America as an ordinary among other nations. FBI and Congress will struggle against Justice dept. to investigate and convict the Clintons on many illegal activities, even after the election; especially pay to play in the crooked Clinton foundation. They will turn America into "Banana Republic" in due time since their minions still worship them as being duped by Deceptive Network of Cronyism (D..N..C..).

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"Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in the new Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll, which finds Trump now holds an edge on which candidate is honest and trustworthy."

But as Trump says, the polls are rigged, so we all know it's not true.

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The Dems use "the stupidity of American people" in every turns and they show.

These people have Trump as their chosen representative. That shows the stupidity.

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Curious that Russian media have been singing Trump's praises.

Ahh, that funny Democrat talking point again? Sigh, go on.....

why do you think Putin prefers Trump?

Because he probably can negotiate avoid any wars and come to some middle ground or should we go with the Hillary/Bush method? Or we should we go with the Obama method and take it up the end, mocked, ridiculed, laughed at, pushed aside and disrespected?

If Trump owes hundreds of millions of US dollars to international 'financiers', some of whom may be Russian oligarchs connected to Putin, how do you think Putin will play Trump? I'm thinking like a drum.

And tell me, what do you think about Hillary taking about $8 million from the Ukrainian leader for a meeting with the Clinton's?

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"The world has been on Obama's shoulders for 8 years. The world is now much worse off. It takes a helluva lousy community-organizer to make Bush 43 look good. BHO has done it."****

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"The world has been on Obama's shoulders for 8 years. The world is now much worse off. It takes a helluva lousy community-organizer to make Bush 43 look good. BHO has done it."****"

Bush 43 was a disgrace to the US and calamitous for many, many other countries. The fact that he's disappeared into nothingness after his tenure and his memory locked in the basement by the GOP tells you this. The same will not be true of Obama with the Democrats.

Please don't allow another stupid and dangerous president from the stupid party to attempt to glorify stupidity and drag the world down with him.

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Turns out the real superpredator is despicable clinton herself.

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hillarys only chance is through election fraud. win or lose she is going to jail. so the only choice now is trump or candy cane for pres.

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bass4funkNOV. 03, 2016 - 12:49PM JST

"If Trump owes hundreds of millions of US dollars to international 'financiers', some of whom may be Russian oligarchs connected to Putin, how do you think Putin will play Trump? I'm thinking like a drum."

And tell me, what do you think about Hillary taking about $8 million from the Ukrainian leader for a meeting with the Clinton's?

Why don't you answer the question about Trump first?

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So what does Al Franken, Democrat senator from Minnesota and author of "Lying Liars who Lie" (aimed, naturally, at Republicans), think of Hillary and Obama?

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From this election process, I am hoping, and really want to say that I am sure you are all aware (That is if you were really on top of it all.), that the political parties are but a tool that is being used to further the interest of those who hold the power; based upon wealth that buys power and control of the communication process from the source information to the dissemination of information.

We also should realize that money and information is the source of wealth and power. Money and information literally "control" people and their actions. Money controls livelihood and information controls the mind and emotions of people.

Based upon that lesson... one should look at the candidates NOT ONLY on the traditional concepts of "experience", "qualifications", "personality, character, and personal values", "orientation on issues", etc., but ALSO upon whom or what interests they "represent" or seem to represent. Just as no man is an island, no politician or candidate is an island onto himself or herself.

That means, "those who support" a politician or candidate has "their own personal interest/s" at heart. Just as you and I have our reasons for supporting and voting. Ar that point, we must align ourselves with those who has "our interests" at heart and not those who want to further their own interest only at the expense of ourselves.

It has now become very obvious that Obama and Clinton definitely DO NOT have our interest at heart. It is their ACTION and INACTION and not their rhetoric that actually AFFECT and IMPACT our lives. And both have devastated our lives.

I have finally come to the conclusion that I can vote for only ONE person, TRUMP.

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Please don't allow another stupid and dangerous president from the stupid party to attempt to glorify stupidity and drag the world down with him.

Then we shouldn't allow Hillary under any circumstances to enter the WH.

Why don't you answer the question about Trump first?

I don't think Putin will play Trump, I think he would play Hillary because although hawkish, she's been for the most part passive when it comes to dealing with Russia.

Bush 43 was a disgrace to the US and calamitous for many, many other countries. The fact that he's disappeared into nothingness after his tenure and his memory locked in the basement by the GOP tells you this.

Some might think that, some might not.

The same will not be true of Obama with the Democrats.

How so?

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The issue here is the election and how Obama wants to eliminate Trump.

While I can understand the desire to talk history, the fact is we must decide on the value of believing Obama's rhetoric or Trump as a possible President.

The key to it all, is as I have comment many times in the past... WHO BENEFITS?

For the voter, the voter must benefit, but without a strong, sound and efficient country, one cannot expect to benefit. Even those who rely on the government for handouts, that is only possible if the entire nation has that ability to extend and distribute those benefits.

The key is to ask. WHO BENEFITS?

Who benefits, if Clinton' Clinton is to continue Obama"s ways? Who has benefited from Obama? Who has benefited from Clinton? How and in what ways? Did the country the world benefit? How will we benefit from Clinton? Who will really benefit from Clinton?

Who benefits, if Trump? Who has benefited from Trump? How and in what ways? Did the country and the world benefit? How will we benefit from Trump? Who will really benefit from Trump?

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The world has been on Obama's shoulders for 8 years. The world is now much worse off.

Wow, the delusion knows now bounds.

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"Please don't allow another stupid and dangerous president from the stupid party to attempt to glorify stupidity and drag the world down with him."

"Then we shouldn't allow Hillary under any circumstances to enter the WH."

Bobby Jindal referred to his own party as the stupid party. This is the party of candidates and politicians who don't accept evolution, think the world is 6,000 years old, think the pyramids were stocked with grain, deny climate change, say women can't get pregnant through rape, claim Obama isn't a US citizen, claim the founding fathers of the US worked to abolish slavery, have candidates for Vice President claiming seeing Russia from Alaska is a qualification for office and now have a know-nothing loudmouth spewing trash for trash.

Hillary Clinton doesn't belong to this backward, idiotic party.

These people are a danger to the planet. If you could keep this trash within your borders it would be less of a problem but they are a menace to civilised and uncivilised people everywhere.

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Who benefits, if Clinton' Clinton is to continue Obama"s ways? Who has benefited from Obama? Who has benefited from Clinton? How and in what ways? Did the country the world benefit? How will we benefit from Clinton? Who will really benefit from Clinton?

The people have benefited significantly with Obama. More people have healthcare than ever before. The stock market is high, gas prices are low, unemployment is low. Violent crime is down.

Who benefits, if Trump? Who has benefited from Trump? How and in what ways? Did the country and the world benefit? How will we benefit from Trump? Who will really benefit from Trump?

Trump benefits from Trump. Trump's family benefits from Trump. Other one-percenters benefit from Trump. the world loses.

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Sad that some of you do not do rational and logical analysis of events and news as well as look at the kinds of and analysis of data being used to justify results for political purposes and for media effect.

I do not trust the media or others' opinions and base much of what I do on what I I can actually determine by my own analysis. I also do not tell others to do what I cannot do for myself. I ask for help on matters I do not know or is unable to perform from those I research and make sure they are capable.

Good luck in your future...

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bass4funk: "I don't think Putin will play Trump"

And you'd be wrong, given that he already IS playing Trump. Putin WANTS Trump to be president because Trump is easy to manipulate given he's dumb as a post. When Hillary wins Putin will have a MUCH tougher time getting what he wants, hence all the collusion with Trump, and cries of "the sky is falling" by the Chicken Little lemmings that follow him. But hey, you guys have David Duke and the KKK on your side, right? Well done! Better polish off those 24 guns, my friend -- Trump's moronic followers are all getting ready for the revolution!

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The gods have spoken! The Cubs have vanquished their foemen. My faith in superstition is restored. The heavens have thus revealed the identity of the next president. Such an astounding omen can only mean .......... Donald Trump. (Don't like this joke? Try this one: "Clinton OR Trump will be sitting in the Oval Office next January.")

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Who would become if USpresident if the world could vote?

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Whatever else is said about Hillary Clinton the damage she did by having a private server is extreme and breathtaking. About six months ago in an interview on CNN, Michael Hayden, who headed the NSA and then the CIA, said that if he had learned the top foreign policy person of a country like Russia had his emails in an insecure server he would have put all of the resources available to him into getting them. He said that even if they were not classified imagine all they would reveal about the thinking and modus operandi of that government. He went on to say he would lose respect for the spy agencies of those countries if they were right now not thumbing through Hillary's emails.

Now ask yourselves how and why Putin, and even Iran's Supreme Leader and Assad, might have thought they could get away with everything they have done.

That’s how much damage Hillary’s lack of judgment has done.

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Neither of the candidates are fit to bit president.

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Bobby Jindal referred to his own party as the stupid party.

He's right.

Liberals are ok with discriminatting This is the party of candidates and politicians who don't accept evolution, think the world is 6,000 years old, think the pyramids were stocked with grain, deny climate change, say women can't get pregnant through rape, claim Obama isn't a US citizen, claim the founding fathers of the US worked to abolish slavery, have candidates for Vice President claiming seeing Russia from Alaska is a qualification for office and now have a know-nothing loudmouth spewing trash for trash.

Kinda painting a very broad brush.

The Democratic Party is not much better. Could care less about life, even in the 9th month, could care less about any level of responsibility or accountability, care more about the environment than the society or if people are suffering, could care less if minorities are heavily dependent on the government or would love to see Americans defenseless, object to wanting to have a sovereign nation and object to having a strong military, think that women should get less pay, think that Whites should be extinct and think that racism is acceptable as long as it's directed towards Whites, believe that capitulation to our enemies is more important than using US might in any capacity and finally believe in supporting a woman that is a criminal of the highest order.

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Whatever else is said about Hillary Clinton the damage she did by having a private server is extreme and breathtaking.

What damage? I've never seen anything that shows her server to have been hacked, have you?

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a woman that is a criminal of the highest order

Then vote for Trump if you think he will be the greatest president ever. It's your right. As you said Hillary has a criminal record and did time in prison for selling secrets to ISIS and Trump is clean as a whistle and a very competent businessman who is CEO material of a Fortune 500 company.

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wtfjapan: "Clinton will just station surface to air missiles within Syria like Putin , that is more than enough to stop each other airforces flying in Syria. " ... ... So, Syria is a "crap hole"? Correct that to "Bashar Assad's crap hole" and "sovereign country crap hole". Clinton will "just" station surface to air missiles in Syria, a sovereign country and shoot down the planes of that sovereign country fighting a civil war? Or the planes of their lawful ally? Russian troops and equipment are in Syria by treaty with that sovereign country. Inconvenient I know.

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"think that Whites should be extinct"

Let's stay rational. Do you think the Democrats want to make white people extinct?

I thought you said the Democrats discriminate against black people. This is very confusing.

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OOHH! That's gonna hurt!

It's looking increasingly like there is an ongoing mutiny underway within the FBI as the Wall Street Journal is reporting that, according to "officials at multiple agencies", FBI agents felt they had adequate evidence, including "secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton Foundation", to pursue an investigation of the Clinton Foundation but were repeatedly obstructed by officials at the Department of Justice.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/secret-recordings-fueled-fbi-feud-in-clinton-probe-1478135518?tesla=y

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@bass Kinda painting a very broad brush.

I would encourage you to re-read what you just wrote. I'd say the very broad brush you used to write another I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I-whatabout is missing more than a few bristles.

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do you vote if the vote is global

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Yeah, I don't support Hillary. Well, except for her tax policies, particularly shoring up Medicare and Social Security. Also education, from Early Start through college. Oh, and the environment - reducing CO2 and ensuring clean water. And gun control - I support her on that. Indexing the minimum wage to inflation, too, I think is a good idea. Plus, her ideas on legal issues seem very reasonable, and she'll likely choose some very capable Supreme Court justices. Her plans to shore up healthcare by tweaking the ACA and bringing down costs are also quite logical. Then, she also has vast experience and deep support in Congress that could allow her to realize he aims. Aside from all of that, though - nah. I mean, c'mon: a woman in the White House?! America is just not ready!

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GO HILLARY ! ! ! HRC 2016 !

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Jimizo: . This is the party of candidates and politicians who don't accept evolution, think the world is 6,000 years old, think the pyramids were stocked with grain, deny climate change, say women can't get pregnant through rape, claim Obama isn't a US citizen, claim the founding fathers of the US worked to abolish slavery, have candidates for Vice President claiming seeing Russia from Alaska is a qualification for office and now have a know-nothing loudmouth spewing trash for trash.

All of the above can be verified through statements made by the GOP.

Bass: Could care less about life, even in the 9th month, could care less about any level of responsibility or accountability, care more about the environment than the society or if people are suffering, could care less if minorities are heavily dependent on the government or would love to see Americans defenseless, object to wanting to have a sovereign nation and object to having a strong military, think that women should get less pay, think that Whites should be extinct and think that racism is acceptable as long as it's directed towards Whites, believe that capitulation to our enemies is more important than using US might in any capacity and finally believe in supporting a woman that is a criminal of the highest order.

None of the above can be verified or even quantified.

It shows the difference between Democrats and Republicans. Well read vs. can't be bothered to put in the work.

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I would encourage you to re-read what you just wrote. I'd say the very broad brush you used to write another I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I-whatabout is missing more than a few bristles.

No, that's ok, you don't like when liberals are painted with a broad brush. News flash, the feeling is equally mutual.

Yeah, I don't support Hillary. Well, except for her tax policies,

Wow! Bye, bye middle class!

Let's stay rational. Do you think the Democrats want to make white people extinct?

Through their policies and how they have been marginalizing working class Whites and lecturing Whites to be PC about everything related to minorities, you would tend to think so.

I thought you said the Democrats discriminate against black people. This is very confusing.

Yes, they do by keeping them dependent on the government, so as I have been saying the entire time, Democrats are racists.

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Why do Americans living in Japan complain about Obama so much. Because Obama seems pretty popular among non-Americans. I guess it's just all those conservatives believing Obama was born in Kenya.

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Stranger: "What damage? I've never seen anything that shows her server to have been hacked, have you?"

Apparently you missed this, Stranger:

"Hannity on Clinton case: This is collusion at its finest"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4pZ8x5XK70

( Stranger - you'll be especially interested from 3:57 on this report. )

Is Hannity lying? Or is Clinton lying?

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Why do Americans living in Japan complain about Obama so much.

Probably on the same level liberals in the States love socialism.

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Why do Americans living in Japan complain about Obama so much.

@bass responds: Probably on the same level liberals in the States love socialism.

BINGO! A JT winner, a perfect example to be used along with the definition of non sequitur: a conclusion or statement that does not logically follow from the previous argument or statement.

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BINGO! A JT winner, a perfect example to be used along with the definition of non sequitur: a conclusion or statement that does not logically follow from the previous argument or statement.

Oh, you guys do it all day, just don't go there. By the way, do you think Obama is tired of bailing Hillary out, itsto the point, Michelle is now on the campaign trail as well? They don't like each other, why the effort?

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Is Hannity lying?

Whether Hannity possesses enough self-awareness to distinguish between truth and falsehood is very questionable, so your question is moot. At any rate, Hannity is off to a new career in Breitbart/Trump TV, a dimension where reality will be so very abstract as to be dispensable.

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Bass: Could care less about life, even in the 9th month, could care less about any level of responsibility or accountability, care more about the environment than the society or if people are suffering, could care less if minorities are heavily dependent on the government or would love to see Americans defenseless, object to wanting to have a sovereign nation and object to having a strong military, think that women should get less pay, think that Whites should be extinct and think that racism is acceptable as long as it's directed towards Whites, believe that capitulation to our enemies is more important than using US might in any capacity and finally believe in supporting a woman that is a criminal of the highest order.

None of the above can be verified or even quantified.

Republicans are pros at rhetoric. But almost nothing they claim can ever be verified or quantified. That's why I so often repeat their arguments right back at them, flipping the target to one of theirs - it's my way of expressing the absolute meaninglessness of the rhetoric they are spouting. They can't counter my rebuttal, because there is nothing to rebut since their arguments, as you so rightly say above, cannot be verified or even quantified.

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Whether Hannity possesses enough self-awareness to distinguish between truth and falsehood is very questionable, so your question is moot. At any rate, Hannity is off to a new career in Breitbart/Trump TV, a dimension where reality will be so very abstract as to be dispensable.

I'll say this, Hannity doesn't to be anything he's not. He's a pure partisan conservative and never claimed to be anything else, nothing wrong with that, there are millions that agree with him, no difference from Maddow who's a partisan liberal, I can respect that. Both are on TV, Hannity's been longer on TV, but both are apparently doing something right, because if they weren't, they would have been off the air along time ago.

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Thankfully this will all be over in a week. So tired of the bickering back and forth here.

I swear this seems like a US political website and not a Japan related one.

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Stranger: "I don't know - I don't watch youtube vidoes for proof (and I didn't even click on that one). Get me something that has the so-called proof in writing, and I'll look it over. If it's valid, there will be many, many sources. If it's not valid, the only source will be the youtube video you posted."

I can't help if most of the media is in Hillary's pocket, lol. How about this from RCP ( you'll especally be interested with item 5 ):

Fox News Channel's Bret Baier reports the latest news about the Clinton Foundation investigation from two sources inside the FBI. He reveals five important new pieces of information in these two short clips:

The Clinton Foundation investigation is far more expansive than anybody has reported so far and has been going on for more than a year.

The laptops of Clinton aides Cherryl Mills and Heather Samuelson have not been destroyed, and agents are currently combing through them. The investigation has interviewed several people twice, and plans to interview some for a third time.

Agents have found emails believed to have originated on Hillary Clinton's secret server on Anthony Weiner's laptop. They say the emails are not duplicates and could potentially be classified in nature.

Sources within the FBI have told him that an indictment is "likely" in the case of pay-for-play at the Clinton Foundation, "barring some obstruction in some way" from the Justice Department.

FBI sources say with 99% accuracy that Hillary Clinton's server has been hacked by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, and that information had been taken from it.

Oh my...

"Kellyanne Conway: We are going to win"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18QCxo6PNto

Drain the swamp!

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I can't help if most of the media is in Hillary's pocket, lol.

Wow, what a failure in logic, used to justify something someone said on a youtube video.

I'll give you a hint. If you only see it on youtube, and nowhere legit, then it's tin-foil hat subject matter. You can find guys on Youtube who believe the earth is flat.

If Hillary's emails had been hacked, there is no way whatsoever it wouldn't have ended up in the news. She couldn't keep that covered up.

FBI sources say with 99% accuracy that Hillary Clinton's server has been hacked by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, and that information had been taken from it.

And yet you can't provide a single plausible news source to back that up.

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Obama should just retire gracefully and let Hilliary continue complaining all the way to the white house.

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"And yet you can't provide a single plausible news source to back that up."

RealClearPolitics isn't plausible enough? Sheesh...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/11/02/fbi_sources_tell_fox_news_indictment_likely_in_clinton_foundation_case.html

I see Hillary says she's gonna win Arizona. RCP average has Trump up 3 points though, and we still got 5 more days of Hillary scandals....

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei—whose regime survives by painting America as a comic-book foe—crowed that the “catastrophic reality” of the two candidates “goes beyond what even we were saying.”

...until you said that Mr. Khamenei, because that's gold lmao!

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Guys SHE is the type who had to pull up HER bootstraps and make a life for HERSELF. SHE stays on HER message, SHE doesn't step on it. He has repeatedly shown us who he really is, now lets' prove to him who we are. Our nation's future is bright, but if we chose anger over action, or fiction over fact, we will be sorry on 11/9 ! Get out and cast your ballot for our first female president, Hillary Rodham Clinton. 1/20/17 - "Madame President" !

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I swear this seems like a US political website and not a Japan related one.

US politics is a matter of deep Japanese concern. If you don't get that, you don't get anything.

If you want that to change, then you should support Japan and Europe stepping up and policing their respective spheres as well as enforcing the freedom of the seas -- for trade. Until then, because US power does those two things, US domestic politics will appear in Japanese media, German media, and all the media is nations who do not provide for the common defense.

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If the fate of the US lies in choosing the lesser of two EVILS, then that fate is a DIRE one, indeed.

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I swear this seems like a US political website and not a Japan related one.

Most of the Japanese language sites with articles on the election are just as rude actually, especially on a topic most are highly unfamiliar and/or ignorant about, although they might not bicker back and forth as much.

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Why is every article here about Clinton or pro Clinton?

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If the fate of the US lies in choosing the lesser of two EVILS, then that fate is a DIRE one, indeed.

Yet as dire as it may be, there is nothing extraordinary or unique about this specific election cycle. This is, always has been and as long as the US holds open elections, will continue to be the case. That is of course, for those American voters who weigh the variables and choose a candidate that represents the best fit from their individual ideological perspective.

For most people the best fit is not perfect at all, but is the best that they can come up with considering what they have to work with. They may approve of certain policy positions on one hand and disapprove of others on the other, they may like a candidate's economic ideas but dislike their personal behavior. At some point, when all the pros and cons are put on the scale, it is the candidate whom is the least offensive that has the best chance. It's always about compromising and definitely about choosing the lesser of two evils.

The people that have it the easiest are the ones entrenched at the extreme ends of the political continuum. From their thoroughly dogmatized perspective, their candidate is only good and the opposition is only evil. No compromise necessary, real easy.

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and we still got 5 more days of Hillary scandals....

When your candidate bragged about grabbing women by the pu*** and still had defenders, I pretty much realized that the polling numbers weren't going to change much with "more of the same" announcements. Having the 1,645,346th reference to Clinton and the FBI probably falls into the same category.

But, that being said, feel free to send more of that hard earned Navy pension over to Assange. Just in case. Because you never know. :)

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Why do Americans living in Japan complain about Obama so much.

American's living in America complain about him even more.

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When your candidate bragged about grabbing women by the pu*** and still had defenders,

That statement alone shows the frustration of the Democrats, Hillary is sitting on a volcano and the only comeback from Hillary and liberals is, about Trump allegedly grabbing women's p** and that's all they have.Other than that, the Democrats have nothing else.

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That statement alone shows the frustration of the Democrats

I don't know about frustration, as much as complete amazement that people could still support this guy after all the bigoted, sexist, elitist and stupid things he's said. That said, I was surprised that that one was the one that broke the camel's back.

the only comeback from Hillary and liberals is, about Trump allegedly grabbing women's p**

But it's a damn good comeback.

Other than that, the Democrats have nothing else.

Trump admitting sexual assault. Clinton emails. Trump charity fraud. Clinton emails. Trump calls for nuclear proliferation. Clinton emails. Trump calls for national stop and frisk. Clinton emails. Trump violates trade embargo with Cuba. Clinton emails. Trump sued over Trump U fraud. Clinton emails. Trump bribes DA. Clinton emails. Trump doesnt pay taxes for 20 years. Clinton emails. Trump employs campaign manager involved in illegal corruption with Russia. Clinton emails. Trump calls for ban of an entire religion from entering US. Clinton emails. Trump lied about support for Iraq War over and over in debate. Clinton emails. Trump in court for rape of a minor. Clinton emails. Trump unaware of Russia's Crimea occupation. Clinton emails. Trump unaware of situation in Syria. Clinton emails. Trump penalized for racist housing discrimination. Clinton emails. Trump files for bankrupcy 6 times. Clinton emails. Trump goes 0-3 in debates by showing scant knowledge of world politics. Clinton emails. Trump slams people for being POWs. Clinton emails. Trump calls mexicans rapists. Clinton emails. Trump questions judge's integrity because of parent's heritage. Clinton emails. Trump deletes emails involved in casino scandal. Clinton emails. Trump commits insurance fraud after florida hurricane. Clinton emails. Trump has dozens of assault victims and witnesses come forward with allegations of abuse. Clinton emails. Trump attacks former Ms America for being overweight. Clinton emails. Trump tweets about sex tapes at 3am. Clinton emails. Trump calls for US citizens to be sent to Gitmo. Clinton emails. Trump calls for more extreme forms of torture to be used. Clinton emails. Trump asks why cant we use our nukes if we have them. Clinton emails. Trump calls for offensive bombing attack on sovereign nations because someone gave the middle finger. Clinton emails. Trump calls to kill women and children of suspected terrorists. Clinton emails. Trump says women should be punished for having abortions. Clinton emails. Trump makes fun of disabled people. Clinton emails. Trump calls for end of freedom of the press. Clinton emails. Trump calls global warming a Chinese hoax. Clinton emails. Trump praises Putin and Kim Jong Un's strong leadership. Clinton emails. Trump openly admits to not paying his employees during debate. Clinton emails. Trump calls Obama an illegitimate noncitizen hundreds of times over 7 years. Clinton emails. Trump uses campaign donations to enrich his own businesses. Clinton emails. Trump says Ted Cruz involved in JFK assassination unironically citing National Enquirer. Clinton emails. Trump says laziness is an inherent trait in black people. Clinton emails.

Sorry, what's that you said about having nothing else? I couldn't hear you through all your whining about Clinton's emails.

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American's living in America complain about him even more.

Why do they complain about ObamaCare so much while in Japan at the same time they gladly use Japan's government based healthcare. Proof that Conservatives don't like Obama because he's non-white and just think he was born in Kenya.

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