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So, the Don says, “Now they’re trying to pick off those delegates one by one...they offer them trips, they offer them all sorts of things and you’re allowed to do that. You can buy all these votes.”

And the Don can't???? Boohoo!

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“The system is rigged, it’s crooked,”

He could be referring to the whole of American "democracy".

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“The system is rigged, it’s crooked,” Trump said on Fox News

“Donald Trump is a liar,” Short told Reuters in an email.

Eric Trump, 32, and Ivanka Trump, 34, missed the deadline for registering as Republicans to vote in next week’s New York primary.

Donald J. Trump, business genius, torture advocate, can't seem to run a home based business.

The kids didn't register to vote and Daddy's running for the Presidency?

Trump shouldn't have glass windows and throw so many stones.

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He could be referring to the whole of American "democracy".

A very BIG Amen to that. How about starting with the Super pacs.

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who has been outmaneuvered by Cruz

I wouldn't put it that way. More like the 0.01% establishment hammer coming down on a nail sticking up.

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I can see Trump not getting the nomination and running as an independent effectively splitting the vote and dooming the republican party. Which is not a bad thing.

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Dem.super delegates also said deligate system does not work.

People, Sanders and Trump are about same age. Trump is about 70yrs old. Maybe that is why both has young supporters?

Only Cruz is younger. How old is Hillary?

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I can see Trump not getting the nomination and running as an independent effectively splitting the vote and dooming the republican party. Which is not a bad thing.

So you think the country would be better off to have just a one party system ONLY?

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So the congress approval rating is like 5% and Americans dont trust the system. Then in front of their eyes the undemocratic process is brought to life and flat out shows the corruption. The front runner once again points out the unjust system and then the media pretends its ok and the public get back to watching Duck Dynasty. Just another day in America.

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I'm loving watching the slow-train wreck collapse of the Republican party. The more infighting they do, the more people see them for just how petty they are, and how little interest they actually have in doing what's best for the country.

I can see Trump not getting the nomination and running as an independent

Apparently the deadline for registering as an independent is before the republican convention, so there is a bit of a catch-22 there. He either has to wait to see if he gets the nomination, or he needs to register as an independent.

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So the guy that is hostile to government, is also hostile to party politics in all of its quirky forms. And the guy doesn't regularly exercise his right to vote. And his "get out the vote" effort failed with his own kids. And.... faced with all this... he is whining that the system is not fair.

Okay.... Trump is showing us, how he runs things: incoherent... incompetent.

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He's been a U.S. Citizen and campaigning for how long, yet he's only just figured out that the delegate system of voting is a rigged system? Before I could even vote, I knew this was wrong.

In a true democracy, EVERY citizens vote should count and who ever wins the majority of public votes should be elected!

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So you think the country would be better off to have just a one party system ONLY?

No, but right now they have the democrats, and the loony bin. So it's currently a one party system. There needs to be a viable opposition, not the freak show we have now.

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Current system, even TRW get majority, he will not be nominated

As for DEM, Clinton will be nominated. This means Clinton will be President.

FBI hasn't arrested her so. e mail cases does not matter or so guess.

But she may be better President than Obama.

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The establishment leadership of the GOP have tipped their hand and the end of their reign is near. They will cling to their power with fury right up to the moment it is taken from them. The same thing is going to happen to the Democratic party soon. All this tells me is that we need a viable third party. The party that goes into Iraq and Afghanistan in nation-building is really destroying nation's rules and laws in electing their own people for President.

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Apparently the deadline for registering as an independent is before the republican convention, so there is a bit of a catch-22 there.

There's a third option. Getting on a state's ballot requires a certain amount of signatures and a filing deadline which differ by state, and given Trump's apparent incompetence in that thing called "planning ahead," that would be asking quite too much.

Hijacking a third party would be the way for him to go. The Independent Party holds their nomination contest following the GOP convention and is on track to be on the ballot of all 50 states. If Trump is denied in Ohio, he could simply seek a new "host" - if they'll have him (which they probably would, given their alternatives).

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No, but right now they have the democrats

WOW...so much high regard for the democrats. I guess I would too if my retirement depended on the inflated success of Wall Street at the demise of the middle class.

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so much high regard for the democrats.

Considering how excellent a job Obama has done as president (yes, yes, I know they don't tell you that in the bubble), I do have high regards for the democrats.

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I do have high regards for the democrats.

Look who's talking about bubbles...LOL

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@Strangerland,

You are a hard one to figure out. I thought you liked Rand Paul. Isn`t he a small government guy? Yet you love the Democrats who are for giant government. Interesting.

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Obama is and has done an excellent job as prez? Please elaborate......

I can think of these why he is a failure; Increased racial tension? Greater ME chaos? Trillions of $$$ added to the national debt? An empowered Putin? The highest number of entitlements handed out ever? The lowest labor participation rate is decades? The war on police? And dozen others I could add.

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Increased racial tension?

Well insofar as the Republicans have hated having a black man in the office. But I don't see how you can blame that on Obama.

Greater ME chaos?

Leftovers from the Bush era

Trillions of $$$ added to the national debt?

More leftovers from the Bush era

An empowered Putin?

I don't know enough to comment on this.

The highest number of entitlements handed out ever?

Because Bush collapsed the economy.

The lowest labor participation rate is decades?

Lower unemployment rate that Romney claimed he could get to by 2016

The war on police?

There is no war on police. There is protest against unecessary police killings.

You guys are so naive to believe all the lies they tell you.

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MarkGAPR. 12, 2016 - 10:43AM JST Obama is and has done an excellent job as prez? Please elaborate......

It is useful not to forget Bush or why we stage this contest every four years and what is at stake. Bush invading Iraq on false pretenses, has overseen a war that has lasted longer than participation in WWII with far less to show for it. Bush's contribution to education has been the No Child Left Behind Act. But it has amounted to an unfunded mandate on the states. Bush leaves the country with many trillions in debt, largely because of the war in Iraq. Not a thing has been done to help people with no health insurance. As the recession and home foreclosures mounted, he didn't have his own stimulus plan. And how did his administration miss the signs that financial institutions were in crisis over sub-prime mortgages? Bush's foreign policy dissolved into gauzy nothingness, victim of the endless war in Iraq. Bush could not even stake out a leadership position in his own party. Bush had no plan to prepare the country to face fixing its roads, bridges and levees or care for its victims.

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I think that what this shows is how both political parties need to change. In the past, when there were more people working in the USA and people didn't have as much free time or quick access to information, these political shenanigans could be gotten away with. Just think of the old cliché "a smoke filled room" and there you have it. But it wasn't until the late 1950's that states started moving away from the caucus system and having primaries where people could determine who the delegates would be.

Cruz was playing by the rules. He won, and though I don't like it, he did win. But what I am seeing is the same thing that people said about Trump and his bankruptcies. After all, he said he used the current bankruptcy laws to his advantage, and people got upset with that.

If I were Trump, I would go to CO, and make a speech. Tell them that he didn't do a good job of playing the game, but if the people want to send a message, in the Fall vote every GOP member on the ballot that is running out of office. It would be a good place to give a speech for his national campaign to say if you are tired of these political games, where a few insiders determine the rules, then vote for Cruz or Hillary, but if they want someone who will scrap all of that, expose it for what it is and demand a more fair way, then vote Trump. He could bounce back from this and make Cruz look more like "Mr. Haney" from "Green Acres" (most Americans over 40 know that I am talking about on that one).

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You are a hard one to figure out. I thought you liked Rand Paul. Isn`t he a small government guy? Yet you love the Democrats who are for giant government. Interesting.

He was the best loony out of all the loonies. Hillary or Bernie would both be significantly better for the country though.

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"So it's currently a one party system. There needs to be a viable opposition, not the freak show we have now." - comments

Although the freakish part is pretty well limited to the GOP/Tea.

A viable option wouldn't have been to run wars on forged documents and a viable option wouldn't rely on racism to fill rallies, with loyalty oaths chanted moronically.

The taint of Bush still hangs heavy on the fois gras breath of the GOP/Tea. Many made millions on that disaster.

Why the assumed impoverished chant Trump is largely an issue of bigotry Trump made a place for at every rally.

Now, like his 'Rip Van Winkle' fans, Trump wakes in 2016 to find this strange thing called the GOP/Tea party’s “rigged” delegate selection rules, some of which have been in force for two decades.

Trump now wants the GOP/Tea to remake the Primaries in Trump's image.

If this is the way Trump wants to rule America in his dictatorship he will be one train wreck after a cruise ship sinking followed by an earthquake volcano.

All to accomplish absolutely nothing but to please gigantic trust fund baby trump-zilla.

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"Rigged"? This coming from a guy who owns casinos? Trump has benefited from a life rigged from the time he was born with a multi-hundred-million inheritance. He credits free outings on his golf courses and required easements on his land dealings as "charitable donations." He licenses his name to developments to attract clients stupid enough not to know that the Trump name implies no legal obligation for him to ensure the project is completed. He's the man who introduced Trump Airlines, Trump Steaks and Trump Vodka,and when they inevitably sank into bankruptcy, he had people smart enough to use the rigged bankruptcy laws to stick his suppliers with the bills. Heck, even the former GOP nominee, Romney, had this to say:

His bankruptcies have crushed small businesses — and the men and women who work for them. He inherited his business. He didn’t create it.

In other words, he is the perfect nominee for the Republican Party as it exists today.

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“Nobody was offered anything. In fact, I spent thousands of dollars of my own money campaigning to become a delegate because it’s that important to make sure Donald Trump is NOT our nominee.”

I don't understand why on earth Trump is a member of Republican Party anymore.

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"I don't understand why on earth Trump is a member of Republican Party anymore." - comments

Because bigotry is still a pretty strong sales tools when scare and sell is the sales technique.

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So does this mean that the Repub establishment has thrown itself completely behind Cruz? That's very unfortunate as Cruz is probably the most repulsive, pathetic candidate I've seen for a very long time. Trump is right when he says there will be riots when the Repubs eventually betray their base and commit treason against their people.

On another note, the Repubs are becoming very liberal opting for an illegal Canadian immigrant who has mental delusions of flying naked men! Very PC I must say!

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@Strangerland,

How would they be better?

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How would they be better?

Pick something.

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Laguna: "Rigged"? This coming from a guy who owns casinos? Trump has benefited from a life rigged from the time he was born with a multi-hundred-million inheritance. He credits free outings on his golf courses and required easements on his land dealings as "charitable donations." He licenses his name to developments to attract clients stupid enough not to know that the Trump name implies no legal obligation for him to ensure the project is completed. He's the man who introduced Trump Airlines, Trump Steaks and Trump Vodka,and when they inevitably sank into bankruptcy, he had people smart enough to use the rigged bankruptcy laws to stick his suppliers with the bills.

Just do some research on his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida. Nearly all workers there are imported from foreign countries....because, well, it's just so hard to find maids and cooks in a place like Florida. He's hired 17 Americans and hundreds of foreign workers from places like Romania. Seems like he's the problem, not really the solution.

But on the election front. I can't imagine GOP supporters will go along with having their votes thrown out the window in favor of a guy like Cruz. I'm just waiting for the meltdown to begin. Should be fun.

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Laguna: "Rigged"? This coming from a guy who owns casinos? Trump has benefited from a life rigged from the time he was born with a multi-hundred-million inheritance.

So tell me, what has the current US Ambassador to Japan done that has uniquely qualified her for that position? So he had an inheritance and he was able to make it grow Good for him. And he owns casinos, but unlike with the situation in CO, going to one (if it is rigged) is purely voluntary and not a state requirement. Selecting a delegate is supposed to be about the people selecting who will represent them based on voting, not just for the insiders to decide. After all, that is what was done in the past to elect US Senators, normally political benefactors who helped a person get elected to the governorship of a state and was paid off for it by being sent to the Senate. Remember, we did away with the laws saying that only land owners were the ones who were eligible to vote.

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Just do some research on his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida.

Oh please....why not just say..."Hey..check out the new New York Times story".

Establishment/MSM brainwashing at it's best.

Nearly all workers there are imported from foreign countries....because, well, it's just so hard to find maids and cooks in a place like Florida. He's hired 17 Americans and hundreds of foreign workers from places like Romania. Seems like he's the problem, not really the solution.

First, lets point out the word...LEGAL workers...see what I did there.

I used to visit my folks in Florida until they moved back up to the North. And this was north of Orlando. People from the colder climates flock to Florida, and especially, southern Florida from October to the Spring. I've seen it. Workers are not so easy to come by during these months. And you pretty much can guarantee that if someone from a foreign country tries and succeeds to get a "seasonal" job in Florida, they are going to work their ass off.

Boy! that MSM is powerful to warp so many minds.

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No, but right now they have the democrats, and the loony bin. So it's currently a one party system. There needs to be a viable opposition, not the freak show we have now.

Then the people shouldn't vote for none of these people on either of the political side. 2 ego driven guys, a socialist and a liar. Hope is lost on these failed and flawed candidates, if we go by that.

A viable option wouldn't have been to run wars on forged documents and a viable option wouldn't rely on racism to fill rallies, with loyalty oaths chanted moronically.

The taint of Bush still hangs heavy on the fois gras breath of the GOP/Tea. Many made millions on that disaster.

But what about the Dems in congress, suppressing legislation from the GOP as REid did and all the qwerks Hillary has gotten over the years, there's a reason why she's being investigated by the FBI. An innocent person would never be under the loop of the radar, so while libs frolock in a make believe alternate universe that this is nothing ( proves the point that liberals are NEVER serious about anything) the FBI are diving deeper and deeper into her criminal acts. How much have the Clinton's made over the last 15 years?

Why the assumed impoverished chant Trump is largely an issue of bigotry Trump made a place for at every rally.

Now, like his 'Rip Van Winkle' fans, Trump wakes in 2016 to find this strange thing called the GOP/Tea party’s “rigged” delegate selection rules, some of which have been in force for two decades.

My gosh! Samders himself claims that the system is rigged or because he's a socialist, he gets a pass for stating the obvious. He's right, not to mention, you don't need to be a politician to see how rigged the system is, especially on the Democratic side.

Trump now wants the GOP/Tea to remake the Primaries in Trump's image.

Seems fair, the GOP want to rewrite the rules themselves, they can, but Trump can't?

If this is the way Trump wants to rule America in his dictatorship he will be one train wreck after a cruise ship sinking followed by an earthquake volcano.

All to accomplish absolutely nothing but to please gigantic trust fund baby trump-zilla.

We've already been living in a dictatorship for the last 7 years and that's why so many people want it to end, Hillary wants to continue the same policies of one of THE worst president since Carter and Coolidge, doing that would create another nightmare of intolerable conditions that we will never recover from, good on Trump and Sanders to call out the system for what it is!

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@Strangerland,

Thats what I thought. Its more your hate for Trump that makes you feel the Dems can do it better. Jobs, taxes, debt, services, smart spending, immigration, border control etc. ? Trump has the best plan. The Dems want a free for all.

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Thats what I thought. Its more your hate for Trump that makes you feel the Dems can do it better. Jobs, taxes, debt, services, smart spending, immigration, border control etc. ? Trump has the best plan. The Dems want a free for all.

That's the reason why a Trump presidency would scare these kids, they would finally have to get up off their rear ends and get a job, but as long as they believe the government should take care of you, they'll vote for someone like Sanders. But t give the young kids a bit of slack, since our school institutions are being run by liberals, the thought process that is taught is, big government and huge entitlements are good, self-reliance is bad, thus the question of rigging the system comes to the forefront once again. As long as the Dems are in power, look for more debt, draining the economy, no job growth in the private sector, more spending, more spending, more corporations will continue to leave the country, illegals will continue to stream across the border and the racial division will worsen.

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@bass,

You got it!

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People don't realize that political parties are private entities and are not required to meet the standards set for actual elections. For example just because a candidate is announced as the winner of a primary or caucus doesn't insure they'll control those delegates. Yes, there was a vote but what follows is more important. County and state conventions for the various parties. That's where delegate apportionment takes place. If your elected as delegate to the state party convention it's no guarantee that you'll be elected as a delegate to the national party convention.

Rules for the national nominating conventions are established when those conventions are convened not before. So the rules establishing who's an accredited delegate can be changed. Which can, and has had led to delegates and entire delegations being disqualified.

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I wouldn't put it that way. More like the 0.01% establishment hammer coming down on a nail sticking up.

More like a crowbar trying to pull out a wedge that is trying to divide a nation and isolate the U.S. from the rest of the world.

Although I find it hard to support Cruz, Clinton or Sanders for presidency, I find it impossible to support Trump. This has been the worst picking for presidents-to-be in recent memory.

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So what do the GOP supporters here think about the notion of denying Trump the nomination if he is the top vote getter?

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Thats what I thought. Its more your hate for Trump that makes you feel the Dems can do it better.

What a random comment - we were talking about Rand Paul, and somehow you extrapolated my comments to have something to do with Trump. Weird.

But to address the point you brought up - I thought the democrats could do better way before Trump came in the picture. And when you compare Obama's presidency with Bush's, and it's impossible to deny.

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That's the reason why a Trump presidency would scare these kids, they would finally have to get up off their rear ends and get a job

More like they're worried the draft will be brought back, to fight all the wars Trump is going to start by insulting world leaders left, right and centre.

As long as the Dems are in power, look for .... no job growth in the private sector

Trump would provide plenty of entry-level (=cannon-fodder) jobs in the military.

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More like a crowbar trying to pull out a wedge that is trying to divide a nation and isolate the U.S. from the rest of the world.

"trying to divide"?...that's a laugh.

The US has always been divided. It's just upsetting to a lot of people that the other side has woken up and is rallying behind Trump. You will have your opinions, but to me, this is really about the loss of control to the ONE party system/establishment/MSM/wall street banksters. Bailing out the banks while letting the citizens go bankrupt, lose their homes and businesses. Goldman Sachs was just fined $5.1 billion for their "serious misconduct". Did anyone go to jail? That's a big NOPE!

This has been the worst picking for presidents-to-be in recent memory.

I would very much disagree with that. This is one of the best. Two candidates are challenging the statuesque, from very different directions. I like that. Did you like ANYONE from the right or left?

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More like they're worried the draft will be brought back, to fight all the wars Trump is going to start by insulting world leaders left, right and centre.

The draft won't come back, so we don't need to worry about that. And Trump wouldn't need to go t war as long as these rogues nations or the Islamists start waging a nasty war on the west to the point where it would be vital to quell it and to help our allies.

Trump would provide plenty of entry-level (=cannon-fodder) jobs in the military.

Liberals always equate strength with wanting to go to war, too funny.

But to address the point you brought up - I thought the democrats could do better way before Trump came in the picture. And when you compare Obama's presidency with Bush's, and it's impossible to deny.

But they didn't. Even the lefts darling Bill Clinton said the same thing and talked about Obama's policies were toxic for the nation. I couldn't agree wth him more, in fact, Bill's been on a roll these last few days admitting the obvious about Obama and putting the BLM in their racist place.

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"We've already been living in a dictatorship for the last 7 years and that's why so many people want it to end, Hillary wants to continue the same policies of one of THE worst president since Carter and Coolidge"

You haven't been living in a dictatorship. The electorate had their say after 4 years of Obama and elected him over Romney. Your fear that Ben Carson's prediction of Obama cancelling the election and declaring martial law ( or maybe sharia ) seems a bit irrational.

Why do you keep posting 'since Carter and Coolidge'? It makes no sense. Also, could you please tell us the names of your non-partisan historians who've reappraised the George W Bush presidency and concluded that he wasn't the second-worst postwar president after Richard Nixon? Nixon and Bush left office with overwhelmingly poor approval ratings.

You do know most of us don't regard Sean Hannity as a non-partisan historian? You do also see Obama's approval ratings?

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I would very much disagree with that.

Actually, I disagree with myself as well. Bush-Kerry was pretty bad too.

While I agree that I'd like for there to be challengers to the status quo, if the status quo unsatisfactory (I'm looking at you, Japan); however, I prefer the challengers to provide legitimate alternatives, not what is being thrown around right now.

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You haven't been living in a dictatorship. The electorate had their say after 4 years of Obama and elected him over Romney.

Sorry, I meant we lived under a Tyrannical leader.

Your fear that Ben Carson's prediction of Obama cancelling the election and declaring martial law ( or maybe sharia ) seems a bit irrational.

Given the way Obama has ruled the country, who could have possibly known what this guy would have tried?

Why do you keep posting 'since Carter and Coolidge'? It makes no sense.

Why, because they were horrible presidents? As I said before, the Dems and Obama care only about one thing and that's making sure the Democrats stay in power at ANY cost. This is another reason why people think the system is rigged.

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Trump advertises himself as the master of the deal, and yet he seems to have no idea what is going on. And people want him to be president? Those rules are like 150 years old.

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I prefer the challengers to provide legitimate alternatives, not what is being thrown around right now.

Fair enough. So what would be a legitimate alternative?

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Maybe if Trump goes independent, the Republicans could invite Hillary, because in Europe she is totally considered like that. Only Bernie is a Democrat.

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"Why do you keep posting 'since Carter and Coolidge'? It makes no sense."

"Why, because they were horrible presidents?"

No, because it makes no sense. Coolidge was president in the 1920s. Carter was president in the 1970s. Are you saying Obama is one of the worst presidents since Carter or since Coolidge? Do you mean apart from Carter and Coolidge? All very confusing.

Also, can you tell me the names of your non-partisan historians who've reappraised the Bush presidency and given convincing reasons to contradict the belief held by the majority of Americans that he was a failure second only to Richard Nixon?

Obama isn't plummeting into those very dark depths according to the American people.

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Some "independent conservatives" here seem a bit ruffled by the prospect of the social Darwanistic decline of the party they love but pretend not to support (or at least they would if they lent any credence to evolution). No fears! If Cruz or Ryan or whatever GOP evildoer snatches the nomination from Trump, he'll likely flee to the Libertarian Party. Here is a link to their site; might want to get used to it.They're also soliciting donations to "Pay Off The Mortgage On Our New Office" - with capitalization like that, you know they're legit right-wing. http://www.lp.org/

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But they didn't.

You really think Bush had a better presidency than Obama?

Wow. Delusion in the bubble has no bounds.

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No fears! If Cruz or Ryan or whatever GOP evildoer snatches the nomination from Trump, he'll likely flee to the Libertarian Party.

No, I'll vote for Sanders...if he wins. Shows how much your all seeing eye really understands what's happening around you.

Oh...I forgot. You're just here to throw insults.

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No, because it makes no sense. Coolidge was president in the 1920s. Carter was president in the 1970s. Are you saying Obama is one of the worst presidents since Carter or since Coolidge?

Worse, yes, that's correct. I lived through Carter and this cycle of rigging especially on the Dems side with their Super pacs is just the worst.

Obama isn't plummeting into those very dark depths according to the American people.

That depends on which group of people we are talking about and how many were polled.

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That depends on which group of people we are talking about and how many were polled.

The group polled were Americans, and over 50% think he is doing a good job.

Yet you'd have us believe he's been leading with tyranny - not realizing that the very structure of American government prevents that from actually being able to happen. But you know, they don't mention these facts in the bubble as we all know. 'We' being those of us who aren't inside said bubble.

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"No, because it makes no sense. Coolidge was president in the 1920s. Carter was president in the 1970s. Are you saying Obama is one of the worst presidents since Carter or since Coolidge?"

"Worse, yes, that's correct."

Crystal clear. Thanks, Bass.

You are very contemptuous of the views of the American public and yet you post things along the lines of 'the people have had enough of this socialist tyrant, possible Muslim etc'. 'The people' seems to be one of your favourite phrases.

Who are 'the people' and how do you know their views? Are you talking about your circle of acquaintances?

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Back on topic please.

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The group polled were Americans, and over 50% think he is doing a good job.

If you do the math you have over 55 million Americans that like Trump and about almost as many that like Cruz, that's a lot of people that don't agree, also, it depends did they poll illegals or who was polling, it's not the polling agency as much as the pollster who's polling, how many did they poll? 200 million? So if you say, 50% of liberals, yeah, I buy it.

Yet you'd have us believe he's been leading with tyranny - not realizing that the very structure of American government prevents that from actually being able to happen.

And yet, people aren't happy. Clinton said the same thing that Obama and his policies were a disaster. I couldn't agree more with Bubba,

https://youtu.be/o9bsP2As3uc

I think the real problem is for Dems and liberals, they enjoy too much of the unicornverse of their own making to see the reality and you know that when Debbie Wasserman Schultz spouts that Hillary is a likable character when EVERY poll shows the opposite.

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If you do the math you have over 55 million Americans that like Trump and about almost as many that like Cruz, that's a lot of people that don't agree, also, it depends did they poll illegals or who was polling, it's not the polling agency as much as the pollster who's polling, how many did they poll? 200 million? So if you say, 50% of liberals, yeah, I buy it.

And herein lies the problem with the Republicans - denial of facts.

It's impossible to debate with someone who refuses to believe something just because they don't agree with it, ignoring the reality behind it.

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"The New York billionaire, who has been outmaneuvered by Cruz in a series of recent state meetings to select national convention delegates, said the process was set up to protect party insiders and shut out insurgent candidates."

In New York, among Republican voters, Trump is polling at 54%, Kasich at 21% and Cruz at 18%. It will be interesting to see how many delegates they get.

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Mr. Trump is correct. The way that all political parties, world-wide, prop-up their candidates is fixed. Mr. Trump started caring about being a Republican for the last 2 yrs. Where was he prior to that? Contributing to both sides, hedging his bets. That doesn't make him a good candidate.

It doesn't make Ms. Clinton a good candidate either. She is a bad candidate for many reasons, including her clear belief that laws apply to other people, not her.

Mr. Cruz is too much a political insider to be elected currently - plus he seems to be a religious wacko to me. That tends to be an issue for 80% of the republicans.

"None of the above" will be my write-in vote this year. None of the choices are worthy candidates.

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Interesting, Democrats have always had the problem with the truth from the Kennedy's to Obama and the other two candidates reality is something that they can never deal with from Lewinsky to the housing crash, the veterans, emails, servers, voter rigging, Super pacs NEVER, not a smidgen of corruption, Democrats and liberals are THE creators of the unicornverse, therefore, it all has to be a ruse, EVERY scandal. ROFL and there you have the reason why Trump is so popular. The people are tired of being taken for fools, libs THINK they are smarter than average American voter, so they are right and the American people are wrong.

The BLM really put the bundys in their place (prison) and no one can say otherwise. BLM rocks!

Hmmm....Bill Clinton said the other day that BLM need to tell the truth, they lie, flat out racists and if a liberal like Bill Clinton who tried to save lives when the Black on Black crime in the country was so out of control across the country and even now, Chicago has an increase of over 72% in crime in the Black community, so why don't you hear Black Lives Matters protesters demonstrate in urban high crime areas? If they and liberals rock and care, why they bother and threaten everyone else, but fail to target legitimate problems. Again, this is the frustration of the people and a total understand why the people don't trust the system.

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Poll NY TRW 54% Kasich next Cruz distant bottom GOP

Clinton Up Sanders trailing distant

Sanders supporters are still working to change delegates' mind.

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"Guy Short, a Cruz backer in Colorado who was elected as a Republican national convention delegate for the sixth time, disputed Trump’s allegations."

“Donald Trump is a liar,” Short told Reuters in an email.

“Nobody was offered anything. In fact, I spent thousands of dollars of my own money campaigning to become a delegate because it’s that important to make sure Donald Trump is NOT our nominee.” - article

Talking about disputed allegations.

Ted Cruz continues a wobbly path to the White House.

Here's an interesting spin on a Cruz take down.

Gosh! Why hasn't Trump pursued his dictatorship by doing what a law professor has outlined below.

"Victor Williams is running for president himself."

"Williams, who teaches at the Catholic University law school, has registered to run as a write-in candidate for the Republican nomination in nine states for the sole purpose of challenging the credentials of the man he calls "Canadian Cruz."

He claims Cruz "has fraudulently represented himself as constitutionally qualified for the office of president" and argues that Cruz, who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2014, does not meet the Constitution's requirement to be a "natural born citizen."

source: Law Professor Challenges Cruz On Citizenship, Candidacy, NBC News - PETE WILLIAMS - Apr 12th 2016 5:00AM

Cruz, who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2014?

That's not natural born.

That's made into an American and it is as clear as the papers Cruz himself filed in 2014.

So much for Donald J. Trump's MENSA membership.

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None of this matters. The same people will control the US government, regardless of who is elected.

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"Democrats and liberals are THE creators of the unicornverse, therefore, it all has to be a ruse, EVERY scandal. ROFL and there you have the reason why Trump is so popular. The people are tired of being taken for fools, libs THINK they are smarter than average American voter"

Is that Unicornverse more than 6,000 years-old? Should slavery have been abolished? There are clever and decent Republican voters out there but the likes of your hero, the barking mad, religious fundamentalist, paranoid sleepwalker Carson and the racist-rousing Trump are appealing to idiots, lunatics and bigots.

The dumbing down of the Republican Party is a real danger and 5 out of 6 losses on the popular vote in the last six presidential elections isn't a good sign. Knob jokes, hand size and general stupidity in the debates was an insult to your fine country and you should be furious.

The last sane things I heard from the GOP were Kasich's comment on the craziness of the debates, Graham's comment about being shot or poisoned and most memorably, Jindall's plea to quit beng the stupid party.

Rail against the Dems all you like. They deserve criticism. You should be more furious at your side for screaming lunacy and stupidity.

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NY Trump do not have to worry. He said his cabinet will include Kasich and Rubio so kind of hard to guess the result of protested convention.

Bill Clinton is in Queens to approach Asian Americans. I know Asian Americans in Nevada support Hillary and they are very educated with excellent income but Bill know that in NY too.

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Kasich just said he is not going to be VP of Trump

Rand Paul said He is not interested to become Pres candidate

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In other news, I, along with more and more Americans, are beginning to suffer from Trump Fatigue.

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There are clever and decent Republican voters out there but the likes of your hero, the barking mad, religious fundamentalist, paranoid sleepwalker Carson and the racist-rousing Trump are appealing to idiots, lunatics and bigots.

I could care less what another person thinks as long as he can separate politics and religion.

The dumbing down of the Republican Party is a real danger and 5 out of 6 losses on the popular vote in the last six presidential elections isn't a good sign. Knob jokes, hand size and general stupidity in the debates was an insult to your fine country and you should be furious.

But the Republicans have more governors across the country in more districts. they could possibly lose the Senate, but they probably will still keep the House, that's good at least, so all in all, it's not THAT bad.

The last sane things I heard from the GOP were Katich's comment on the craziness of the debates.

That includes the questions and the responses from all the candidates NOT just the Republicans. Come on now....

Rail against the Dems all you like. They deserve criticism. You should be more furious at your side for screaming lunacy and stupidity.

No, I'm disturbed by both parties, for the GOP for being so weak and inept and on the Dems side for being sneaky, lying, subverting and rigging the system and doing anything and everything possible to stay in power, legal or illegal. The sad thing is, liberals will point the finger at you and preach to you, but NEVER are you allowed to say something back that can counter their argument.

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I wouldn't be holding the wake for the republican party any time soon. Look at the map of the US and you see a lot of red.

The republicans hold a majority in the US senate and house as well as a majority of state governorships, statr senates and houses. Scary as it may be for a lot of people the only institution in american politics that is majority blue is the presidency, all the rest is red.

The republican party is struggling right now for sure, but what we're seeing is more of a reformation as opposed to a demise. Both of the major parties are too firmly entrenched to just go away. Look how the democratic party reinvented itself in the '70s. It went from the party of slavery and segregation to the party of the downtrodden just by changing their institutional racism from overt to covert. And look how it worked out for them, they have the very same people that they have disenfranchised voting for them.

Let Hillary win the White House and look for a resurgent republican party in 2020.

Back Sabbath

I'm with you on that.

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on the Dems side for being sneaky, lying, subverting and rigging the system and doing anything and everything possible to stay in power, legal or illegal.

Of course they will do everything legal - that's politics, and all politicians do it. It's what makes politics greedy, and it is bipartisan.

But, you claim that the democrats are doing illegal things to stay in power. I suspect this is more gaslighting but hey, maybe you can prove me wrong. What illegal things are the democrats doing to stay in power?

Also, since we're at it and talking about gaslighting, can you please answer this question that you keep ignoring:

could you please tell us the names of your non-partisan historians who've reappraised the George W Bush presidency and concluded that he wasn't the second-worst postwar president after Richard Nixon?

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While I realize Reality isn't a forte of insane Republicans or Trumpites, the fact is he's the most unpopular candidate since polls began.

Heh, the meltdown at the convention will be exquisite.

Bye bye Insane Party...

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Come on, guys. Both parties are bad. The Democrats need help. The Republicans are immature war happy bomb loving Constitution subverting voter suppressing racist sexist homophobic hypocritical bigots.

Like I said, both side are bad.

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Trump has complained enough that the GOP/Tea Party has rules that make him angry.

Trump should refocus on Cruz's still ligated problem with the 14th Amendment.

The Fourteenth Amendment addresses many aspects of citizenship and the rights of citizens.

“dual citizens” are prohibited from being “natural born Citizens” as it pertains to Article II requirements for the Oval Office.

As the stated purpose of the Article II “natural born Citizen” requirement for the Oval Office is to prevent anyone with foreign allegiance at birth from ever occupying the Oval Office, and all “dual citizens” at birth are born with “dual national allegiance” at birth.

The mere condition of “dual citizen at birth” would be a direct violation of the known purpose and intent of the natural born Citizen requirement in Article II. Source is a letter from Founder John Jay in proposing the NBC requirement for the Oval Office.

Senator Ted Cruz has no legal U.S. citizenship documentation of any kind. He is not a “natural born” – “native born” or “naturalized” citizen of the United States. Because someone must be one of the three in order to be a legal citizen of the United States, Senator Ted Cruz cannot possibly be a “legal U.S. citizen” of any form.

source: The Harvard opinion letter written by two of Senator Cruz’s Harvard friends, Neal Katyal & Paul Clement, a mere “commentary” on the subject

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But, you claim that the democrats are doing illegal things to stay in power. I suspect this is more gaslighting but hey, maybe you can prove me wrong. What illegal things are the democrats doing to stay in power?

Where do you want to start? From Reid not signing any GOP legislation to the disapproval of photo ID's for illegals, to the IRS investigation on donating and high ranking conservatives before the 2012 election, Benghazi, Hillary's emails, money from tax payer funded citizens for Planned Parenthood, juggling employment numbers during 2011 Obamacare and on and on...

I don't want to go on, because it would be off topic and to lengthy. Sure, the GOP have their own idiotic problems, but being sneaky is not one them, stupid and out front, perhaps. When you have have Clinton admitting Obama was a sound failure and Sanders admitting that the system is rigged, you know you really have a problem.

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I think someone needs to get a new dictionary. The word 'illegal' does not mean 'things I personally disapprove of'.

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NY poll Trump 60. Kasich 17 Cruz 14

Seems Hillary will win. Maybe Sanders will be ias third party? He never has been a democratic member anyway..

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@cleo,

Trump is totally against starting wars.

@gokai,

He doesnt know whats going on? He`s done quite well then.

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I think someone needs to get a new dictionary. The word 'illegal' does not mean 'things I personally disapprove of'.

The republicans are big fans of calling things they don't like 'illegal' or 'tyrannical' or 'dictatorships'. They try to attract through fear.

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The republicans are big fans of calling things they don't like 'illegal' or 'tyrannical' or 'dictatorships'.

Yeah those republicans are pretty sleazy. I guess they deserve to be called "immature war happy bomb loving Constitution subverting voter suppressing racist sexist homophobic hypocritical bigots". Serves them right.

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Exactly! You lie in the bed you make.

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The republicans are big fans of calling things they don't like 'illegal' or 'tyrannical' or 'dictatorships'. They try to attract through fear.

Much like North Korea and Russia. Their people are told that the only thing stopping them from complete destruction are the dear leaders. The GOP does the same. Obamacare will destroy the country. Liberals will destroy the country. Etc.

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"The last sane things I heard from the GOP were Katich's comment on the craziness of the debates."

"That includes the questions and the responses from all the candidates NOT just the Republicans. Come on now...."

It defies belief that you can equate the outrageous spectacle of knob jokes and similar roaring stupidity of the GOP debates with what went on between Sanders and Clinton. Not on the same planet.

Are you seriously equating the two?

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He's just trying to feel better about his party by pretending the Democrats have anything even remotely as petty as the Republicans debacle going on.

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"Trump Fatigue."

What about Clinton Fatigue?

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Amazing how there used to actually be progressive Republicans back in the day.... waaaaay back in the day. They'd probably be considered moderate independents these days.

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It's too bad really - republicanism theoretically has some good points, and would make a good balance to the left. But it's starting to look more and more like communism - good in theory, a failure in reality.

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Spoiled, egocentric brat, that Trump. He only understands two things: himself and business deals. He couldn't manage, much less lead, a political lemonade stand. "International relations" are both words that have at least 3 syllables each; clearly beyond his ability to comprehend.

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Obamacare will destroy the country. Liberals will destroy the country. Etc.

Because it's true.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/31/editorial-the-emerging-disaster-of-obamacare/

The republicans are big fans of calling things they don't like 'illegal' or 'tyrannical' or 'dictatorships'. They try to attract through fear.

Actually, it's not fear that the people are responding to, it's the actual act of wha the liberals are doing, especially this president, If Clinton can admit this tyrannical leader and the last 7 years of his reign is a disaster and the system is rigged, I was floored that a major former president and liberal like Clinton and even Carter can honestly admit the obvious of what the last 7 years was and that the system has failed the people.

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More than 50% of the people you refer to view Obama favorably.

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That were polled. So depending on how many people you polled, the average pollster will ask about 2-3000 people, were they mostly liberals, independents or conservatives, what age group, economic group. Because judging by Bill Clinton, Carter, Sander supporters and Trump or Cruz supporters, I'll take that 50% with a mild bit of caution. It's kind of like Obama saying there is not a smidgen of corruption. ROFL

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Trump lost his way to dictatorship.

Apr 12, 2016 · Rick Sanchez: "By renouncing his Canadian citizenship, Ted Cruz further proved his Canadian citizenship"

Trump's path to victory is through Cruz's front yard.

Time for Trump to trim some hedges.

Or, have his people trim his hedges.

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Trump blasts 'rigged' rules on picking Republican delegates

Translation: "If all the delegates aren't assigned to me, then the process is RIGGED!"

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Can Trump even win anyway? If he insults a whole race of people and calls them all rapists and you just see almost no one but white people at his rallies isn't that worrying for his campaign? People who clearly want Trump are KKK, Bundies, and white supremacists.

Trump has all the facts wrong, especially that it's possible to build a giant wall along Mexico. Don't his followers check to see if what Trump is saying is really true?

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Every single national poll for the general election has Trump losing, so he can whine all he wants about the Republican party, but the vast majority of Americans are Democrats and Independents, and they do not support him. Period.

The only good candidate we have is Sanders, so let's hope New York and California feel the Bern.

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Delegates are supposed to represent the voters. When delegates fail to do that you have a broken voting system. So I would say not only do you have a "rigged" voting system but it is also a "broken" voting system that doesn't work. What is even worse is that they do not need or even care about your vote. What is important is that they can control your vote -and this is 100% obvious now and they are being "open and honest" about that corruption. So, yes they are running a scam but since people and the media do nothing about it -it should be ok and it would be fair to assess that these scams and corruption will continue and invariably get worse.

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