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Trump notches 3rd straight win in Nevada caucuses

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The wingers on this site all said Trump would fade after his splashy start six months ago but no, he is your leader. He is what Fox News created with the birther nonsense and a perfect expression of the racism that is at the root of the republican party. He is a winner. Jeb! the low energy loser is gone. Trump is what republicans want, a billionaire to care about them. What a sad, sad joke it all is.

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Trump's candidacy is the most disgraceful episode in American politics in the post-war (WW2) period. Without question. It's like the reign of cruel idiocy. It's disgusting.

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Nevada is notoriously unpredictable, but Trump pulled it off. Congrats. I'd better go throw some popcorn in the microwave, this is getting very entertaining.

all said Trump would fade after his splashy start six months ago

Ha-ha . . . and about that same time obama said it would be the "hunger games."

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World leaders may keep congratulatory letter ready for Trump (!)

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Good job Trump! The lefties on JT don`t seem to mind going back in time for a Castro, Chavez ie. type leader in Sanders. They complain about Trump? Strange.

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He's gonna be a busy guy, what with the March 1st and 15th primaries and the deposition he'll have to make in the lawsuit against Trump University in May and all.

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/with-gop-nomination-looming-trump-slated-to-take-191550876.html

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Trump's candidacy is the most disgraceful episode in American politics in the post-war (WW2) period. Without question. It's like the reign of cruel idiocy. It's disgusting.

I think the past 7 years have been the most disgraceful. There's been one party that's only goal is to prevent anything the other party is doing, regardless of its merits. That's disgusting. Trump is just the next step in that.

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Amazing result. Same rhetoric over and over again, "we will build the wall and Mexico will pay for it you know that right', "I love the 2nd amendment" etc, same energy, same self belief and it works. They are all eating out of his hands, he's mesmerizing them. He's 21st century populist master.

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Crazy Joe the most disgraceful thing in American politics since our great country was founded has occupied the White House the past 7 years. Obama ands failed policies have made America weak and vulnerable economically, militarily and our ethnic division is bigger now then ever. Make America Great Again!

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People are being fooled, Trump is no different to the rest

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Pointofview

Why is crazy to think that the US could offer free healthcare and secondary education? Many other countries have accomplished this and more and hasn't had a meltdown yet.

Sound like another one who hears the word "socialist" and freak out without knowing what it means. But I digress, it's not my job to educate.

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The U.S. regressives on this site (the opinions of foreigners from Third World countries don't matter) have called Mr. Trump things like a bigot, a charlatan, a blowhard, etc. Looks like it is now time for them to start calling him for what he is: a winner.

Meanwhile, the DNC has saddled them with choosing between an avowed socialist/career politician whose campaign promises, (free everything) come straight out of a unicorn's a$$ and a business-as-usual career politician establishment democrat only because she believes it's her turn to be president IF she doesn't get frog marched off to prison before the November general election.

Good luck, regressives, you'll need it. . . ,

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Aggie,

Your A&M education is showing. Trump is a blowhard and he is your winner. He is a racist and your winner. He is a charlatan and your winner. Somehow you missed the point there.

Also regressive, that is an r word that matches with another r word republican. Republicans want to regress back to the 50s, the 1850s that is.

Trump is your winner but he will be your loser is November no matter who the Democrats nominate.

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If Trump wraps up the nomination for the Rep party I do not think Clinton nor Bernie will be able to beat him in November.

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How the heck did he win the Latino vote? Cruz and Rubio had pretty much the same immigration policy.

Cruz, a fiery conservative popular among voters on the Republicans’ right, finished a disappointing third in South Carolina after spending much of the past two weeks denying charges of dishonest campaign tactics and defending his integrity.

I get that Ted is slime and he's going to try some underhanded tactics. It's politics. But when he brushes aside these allegations then goes on a rant about how Trump and Rubio are nasty to him and he's refusing to respond in kind...I just don't get it. Does he think I'm stupid? I mean, who is he talking to when he acts like this?

Rubio told supporters Tuesday before heading out to campaign in Minnesota and Michigan that he was the candidate who could best grow the Republican Party here.

Um...how? You strance on gay marriage? Your reversal and now tough talk on immigration? Abortion? You can't grow the Republican base if your positions are too far to the right. If Repiblicans want to survive beyond obstructionism, they'll need to actually sit down and think about things like this. It just doesn't add up.

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all said Trump would fade after his splashy start six months ago

I was one who did, but admit to mistakenly underestimating the number of b@tthurt WASP's and other white nationalists who want to return to the 1950's. I didn't realize there were so many US Americans who think progress is a nasty word, people who recycle terms like 'socialist' and 'Bolshevik' used by McCarthy and the other US whack jobs spreading fear and hate at that time.

Trump's candidacy is the most disgraceful episode in American politics in the post-war (WW2) period. Without question. It's like the reign of cruel idiocy. It's disgusting.

I suggest you read about the politics of segregation in the US south in the 1950's and 1960's, about southern Democrats like Faubus, Wallace, Maddux and others, a time that Trump and his trumpenproletariat, now carrying the banner of the GOP, want to return to. The US is regressing. And ultra-rightists like Adelson and the Kochs are financing and firing up angry whites for a return to the 'great' days (for white people) of that mythical past.

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Here's the nugget: "in an increasingly urgent effort to slam the brakes on the Trump juggernaut."

What's actually funny is that BOTH the Left and Right Establishment are afraid of what the voters may actually choose: a reprehensible protest candidate, over their preferred puppet candidates.

Make no mistake, I wouldn't support Trump, Cruz, or Rube any sooner than I would the Cackling Clinton or Marxist Sanders. Write in Daffy Duck;that would be better.

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This is a death of the Republican Party today.

It really shows you there is no better candidate than Donald Trump whose speech is filled with substances just like Hitler did. Wake up American voters!!

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Man, are the liberals here furious tonight or what? I thought Trump supporters were the ones who were off the rails, but have a read through this thread and see how liberals are for all intent and purposes completely lost it! You should be happier than ever, right? Trump is your DREAM candidate for Hillary to run against, right? (Sorry, guys, but Bernie's Burn and his "Live For Free Or Die" socialist fanaticism has just about run its course.)

Seems like the non-American commenters here are the most sorry and upset. That's only normal, I guess, since "powerless" peoples are usually the most, well, powerless to do anything to actually determine events.

But here's a couple of points you ought to consider, just to get Hillary's "winning" side ready for what she's going to face (for six straight months or longer of head-to-head campaigning against the GOP):

In every election so far, even with Bernie and Hillary running, the Democratic vote count has SHRUNK compared to 2008 (the last competitive race for them for the Presidency.) Meanwhile, in every election so far, with Trump running, the Republican vote count has INCREASED DRAMATICALLY. And when Trump won South Carolina, he won by 32%. But when he won in Nevada, he won by 45%. (Do you see a trend here??)

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The wingers on this site all said Trump would fade after his splashy start six months ago but no, he is your leader. He is what Fox News created with the birther nonsense and a perfect expression of the racism that is at the root of the republican party. He is a winner. Jeb! the low energy loser is gone. Trump is what republicans want, a billionaire to care about them. What a sad, sad joke it all is.

Well you got your thumbs up from support group here, but you are wrong wrong wrong.

Trying to connect Trump to the Reps/establishment ways of doing things is typical. The Reps/establishment jerks are very very scared of Trump. He will take the power of the Reps and Dems and crush it! No more representing the corporate Wall Street MIC pigs while leaving the average Americans with less of everything. You need to wake up to this and stop listening to the corporate media, because they are ALSO just as scared.

Heck, even Romney donors are giving money to Hillary's campaign. Why, because they know that with Trump, their rule will end, the same for the Dems as well. Just how many wars and drones do you need to see before you realize that the elite are running this country and don't give a crap about the average?

Now, go ahead with your tin foil hat comments if it makes you feel superior. Just know that I will shake my head and say "clueless".

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The wingers on this site all said Trump would fade after his splashy start six months ago but no, he is your leader.

Many of us did and at the same time, I had no idea you Dems would.....but I've should've figured you guys would try to elect a 74 year old socialist Bolshevik.

He is what Fox News created with the birther

Whoa! Stop! Sorry, but Trump is 100% a creation of NBC. Everything that people around the world that know everything about Trump whether they like him or hate him is that NBC and Trump's show The Apprentice are what personified the character we all have grown to love and hate.

nonsense and a perfect expression of the racism that is at the root of the republican party.

But when Dems create Superpacs and discard the White vote in order to give candidates an advantage using the undecided delegates making it like White people, demonizing a group of people and using that fear to gain a political advantage? Keeping minorities, especially Blacks on welfare as much as they can, reverse racism is very alive and well in the Democratic Party, you guys don't want to accept it, deal with it or face up to it, because ONLY White people can be a racist, other minorities immune to racism.

He is a winner. Jeb! the low energy loser is gone. Trump is what republicans want, a billionaire to care about them. What a sad, sad joke it all is.

I sure do hope he wins, if I have to think about a guy that is egocentric and a woman that's a habitual liar and a socialist, I'll go with the egocentric guy ANY day of the week.

I think the past 7 years have been the most disgraceful.

Yup!

There's been one party that's only goal is to prevent anything the other party is doing, regardless of its merits.

Oh, but when the Dems did it in 2012 that was perfectly acceptable and tolerable, right? ROFL

That's disgusting.

I agree.

Trump is a blowhard and he is your winner.

Thank God!

He is a racist and your winner.

How is he racist? If so, then he's no different than the Dems. Didn't Reid make the racial comment that Obama is not a typical Black guy, he's different by the way he talks. Had a Conservative uttered that's sentence, they would have been kicked out of politics or how about when Clinton said a long time about Blacks would serving coffee or was it shining shoes, one of those stupid comments and by the way, how many Blacks does Obama have serving in his cabinet?

He is a charlatan and your winner.

He could be, but he ain't NO wuss or is apologetic!

Somehow you missed the point there.

Nope.

Also regressive, that is an r word that matches with another r word republican. Republicans want to regress back to the 50s, the 1850s that is.

But the Democrats created the Klan, that was 150 years ago, so go figure and remember, Dems are racists as well, they just do a much better job at hiding it.

Trump is your winner but he will be your loser is November no matter who the Democrats nominate.

You know in the unicornverse, Fairies carry a lot of hallucinogenic hallucinogenic pixie dust.

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Trump is what republicans want.

No, he isn't, because Trump is not a really a republican. The republican establishment hates him, fox news hates him more than CNN and the other networks. Trump is affiliated with the republican party as a matter of convenience; he knows it, and the party knows it. They hate him because as an outsider, they have been unable to tie any strings to him, and if he should actually win the election, he would be beyond the control of the party. If he makes it, he will be the most independent president since Eisenhower.

Trump is no more a racist or sexist than anyone else. You can see plenty of examples of hate against republicans and conservatives in some of the posts above, and likewise those who insult democrats and so-called liberals. But I guess hate is okay, so long as you hate the proper way, right? Trump says what he wants to say, not what a paid army of speech writers and advisors create for him to say. I am rather tired of politicians who can speak for hours, yet never say anything. And America is tired of it too.

Trumps most common supporters are not hardcore republicans, they are ordinary people. Not racists, sexists, xenophobes, homophobes, or any of the like. There are certain to be a few of such, there are plenty of nuts on both the right and left wings, but Trumps main support comes from independent voters, and protest voters. If Sanders pulls out of the race, quite a few of his supporters will go to Trump, and not Hillary.

After today, it is more than likely Trump will be the next president. Democrats will be horrified, but less so than republicans. Do you know how much the republican establishment invested in Jeb Bush? And what did it get them? Now they are pouring money and support into both Cruz and Rubio, and it won't do any good. The republican party has pulled out all the stops to defeat Trump. Not only has he won, but he has done it without trying. Rubio has been campaigning in Nevada for a full year, Trump arrived a few weeks ago, and Trump walked away with it. And Trump is likely to win both Cruz's and Rubio's home states.

Right now, it's 8 out of 10 that Trump and Hillary are the two nominees. That is a race I would love to see. The Trump vs Hillary debates will be get the highest ratings ever seen.

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. . . Donald Trump whose speech is filled with substances just like Hitler did.

Comparing any current U.S. Presidential candidate to Hitler is a clear indication that the poster has little if any historical perspective or understanding of the gravity of that kind of comparison. Stiffening up our borders is not the same as genocide.

This website should be ashamed of itself for allowing such inaccurate garbage to be posted. . . .

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Trump's speeches don't have any substance, that's the whole point.

Impossible promises with ZERO policy are his "substance" thus far. Red meat dangled to racist bigots lacking neurons that believe their lives can be made better by screaming and shouting outrageous things instead of intelligent discourse.

It's soon to be the final chapter in the Republicans descent into madness. Lemming Day - the Final Implosion. Heh, get ready for it my oldest friend on JT "Aggie", I hope you actually make to election day this time.

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Trumps most common supporters are not hardcore republicans, they are ordinary people. Not racists, sexists, xenophobes, homophobes, or any of the like. There are certain to be a few of such, there are plenty of nuts on both the right and left wings, but Trumps main support comes from independent voters, and protest voters. If Sanders pulls out of the race, quite a few of his supporters will go to Trump, and not Hillary.

The problem with what you just wrote, liberals will gloss past it and continue believing in what they want to believe, it helps guide their anger and disbelief. A myth is always easier to deal with and accept than the truth.

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Trump says what he wants to say, not what a paid army of speech writers and advisors create for him to say. I am rather tired of politicians who can speak for hours, yet never say anything.

And yet that is exactly what Trump does.

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Actually having thought about it there is some fairness in the Trump / Hitler comparison, even if it is just the Nuremburg rallies of the early thirties. Let's not forget Hitler swept to power not only blaming minorities for the situation Germans found themselves, but more importantly that he'd make Germany great again.

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Trump's speeches don't have any substance, that's the whole point.

Neither do the Dems.

Impossible promises with ZERO policy are his "substance" thus far.

Whoa! But Bernie promising even higher taxes on the mega rich and being completely disingenuous about his massive income redistribution plans.... And we won't even go into Hillary's make believe promises. She was a Senator from New York, ask the people what were overall accomplishments and you'll hear crickets.

Red meat dangled to racist bigots lacking neurons that believe their lives can be made better by screaming and shouting outrageous things instead of intelligent discourse.

Hmmm, so what you are saying is that conservatives are dumb, but you libs are smart? You guys lost the House, the Senate, half of the governors in the country are now Republican, you have a president that created the highest debt in history of country, a man who prioritizes meeting and doing business with our enemies before our allies, was unwilling to sit down with the GOP to negotiate anything, but backed them in a corner with rhetoric, either it's my way or NO way. You have a woman that's being investigated by the FBI who's husband has a problem with women all of his adult life to the point where one of his affairs and subsequent lies almost got him kicked out of office and now his wife is back to her old natural self at lying and hopes people will believe her lies about her emails, Benghazi and then there's Bernie, a 74 year old Bolshevik that hypes up the youth with a disingenuous promise of robbing Paul to give to Peter. But yeah, you guys are so smart, but liberals are the epitome of what a true lie is. Give me a break!

It's soon to be the final chapter in the Republicans descent into madness. Lemming Day - the Final Implosion. Heh, get ready for it my oldest friend on JT "Aggie", I hope you actually make to election day this time.

And then you guys make another prediction and will hug and scream in your pillows if there is a Trump presidency. You guys know how you are with predications....

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I'll tell you what's disgusting and disgraceful: wasting four trillion dollars to kill and maim people, including Americans, for no intelligent reason. Trump said he wouldn't have done either, and I believe him, because he said it before the fact. Any eccentric bull crap Trump might be criticized for so pales in the face of the atrocities perpetrated by America's recent leaders.

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"Trump's candidacy is the most disgraceful episode in American politics in the post-war (WW2) period. Without question."

Or, millions of people are just completely fed up with political correctness and clueless politicians.

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Trump is not a really a republican.

Sangetsu, many say that - but if he's not a Republican, what is he? He's running on the Republican ticket and, most importantly, his supporters are drawn most exclusively from the right. Looks and quacks like a duck. He is a Republican, like it or not. The Republicans created him, and the Republicans own him - or perhaps he owns them.

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"The Republicans created him"

I think the Donald created himself.

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"Hmmm, so what you are saying is that conservatives are dumb, but you libs are smart?"

That's nothing compared to what you say.

You called Trump supporters lunatics. Your "lunatic fringe" is getting wider by the day. Forty-odd percent of conservatives who voted here should be locked up by your reckoning.

And yes I know, HillaryemailberniebolshevikobamaybeamuslimROFL. Deal with the Trump 'lunatics'.

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One more interesting fact about the GOP caucuses in Nevada.

-Donald Trump won Nevada with more votes in 2016...than voted in the entire Nevada GOP caucus in 2012! (Trump in Nevada GOP caucus 2016: 35,531 versus TOTAL participants in 2012 GOP caucus: 32,961)

OK, one more:

-Total attendance in GOP caucus, 2016: 75,216 (or more than 2X the GOP voters in 2012.)

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The talking heads on CNN today made mention numerous times of a creature known as Reagan Democrats that are very likely to vote for Trump. Wouldn't that just take the cake!

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Apparently, Trump got 46% of the Hispanic vote in Nevada.

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Hicoway Feb. 24, 2016 - 07:51PM JST I'll tell you what's disgusting and disgraceful: wasting four trillion dollars to kill and maim people, including Americans, for no intelligent reason. Trump said he wouldn't have done either, and I believe him, because he said it before the fact.

Nah, you've simply lapped up the BS. Trump's positions are flipflops. As I pointed out to my old Bush loving, Iraq cheerleader friend above, Trump is repeatedly on record around the time of the 2003 invasion cheering on "the great job" Bush was doing in Iraq.

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So it looks like the GOP is going to nominate Trump. The GOP better double their efforts in digging up dirt on Clinton.

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Apparently, Trump got 46% of the Hispanic vote in Nevada.

Interesting. Also is that this is likely the first (and perhaps last) time Trump triumphs a large number of Hispanics voting with no ID required.

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The fact that Hispanics came out and voted for him speaks volumes. See, America needs a leader of the people, for the people, not money. He's already rich. He's **going to build a wall, which will pay for itself once the illegals can't get in/are deported, and will create jobs in and of itself. He's gonna ban all Muslims, which is much needed. Let the Middle East take care of it's own problems, the US isn't the world's police. The majority of Americans want change, and that's exactly what we'll get come November. No liberals whining, no PC bs, and no backing down from those who are a threat to American safety. And if you don't like it, leave, I'm sure Japan could use more English teachers.

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Today Nevada; Tomorrow, the Reichstag!

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Remember: Trump "loves poorly educated" people, y'all

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Not good news for Japan.... Trump believes in fair and equitable trade with the same rules for both parties.

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Remember: Trump "loves poorly educated" people, y'all

The same blue collar voters that went for Hillary in 2008 over Obama, only Trump is going to get the minorities as well.

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Trump believes in fair and equitable trade with the same rules for both parties.

Campaigning at an appliance factory in Nevada which had outsourced production to Mexico, Trump claimed he'd slap a stiff tariff on imports of those products to the States. What he meant was as usual unclear (only this company? all outsourced production? how would you measure that?), as was whether it was an actual policy or simply off-the-cuff bravado, but such a measure would mean the end of the post-WWII system that began with Bretton-Woods. Now, you may be dissatisfied with the system, but beware destroying it - beyond is terra incognito. There be monsters.

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"...I've should've figured you guys would try to elect a 74 year old socialist Bolshevik."

Funniest line to date of 2016. Nice one, Bass!

"Comparing any current U.S. Presidential candidate to Hitler is a clear indication that the poster has little if any historical perspective or understanding of the gravity of that kind of comparison. Stiffening up our borders is not the same as genocide.

This website should be ashamed of itself for allowing such inaccurate garbage to be posted. . . ."

So well said. It is an insult to the survivors of the Holocaust to compare any US president with Hitler.

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Heh, liberals frothing at the mouth against Mr. Trump while calmly rooting for the candidacy of a woman who had a "bimbo squad" to assassinate the character of any woman who questioned the serial sexual predator of her husband, who was the U.S. President?!?

What hypocrites. . . .

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"bimbo squad"

Isn't that the collective name for Donald Trump's wives, past, present, and future? Oh, sorry - translation into a central European language would be best, if only for the mail-order application. Let's go Hungarian this time (no offence meant to Hungarians): Bimbo között.

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There's that word again, "free". I'd like someone on this site to explain how "free" healthcare will be financed and passed in the US. Go ahead because the US is obviously like other countries with their "free" healthcare and higher education.

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Bringing new meaning to being a country of laws. Both front-runners now facing legal problems: Hypocrites now is your chance to excuse him as much as Clinton.

https://www.yahoo.com/politics...

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What does it take for Trump to win . . . ?

"A parade of companies has borrowed Donald Trump's own trademark to tell him "you're fired" after the aspiring presidential candidate called some Mexican immigrants "rapists" and "killers."

"And it's costing him. Trump's immediate bottom line is reeling, and the fallout could dent his brand for years to come, experts said."

How much do Americans need Trump's bigot parade?

""It's going to hurt him and hurt him badly," said Howard Belk, co-chief executive of branding agency Siegel+Gale in New York. "His ticket to notoriety has always been these flamboyant, outrageous kinds of statements, but he massively underestimated the public revulsion to that comment. (repeated claims that many undocumented Mexican immigrants are criminals)"

While Trump fans revel to celebrate ignorant racism, there is a real cost of being the Pied Piper of Prejudice.

And sadly, it is the American People who will pay for Trump's Ignorance and Arrogance.

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Wouldn't Clinton have to be proven to be guilty of something before being excused?

Seriously, if only there was so much outrage over the illegalities, lies and deaths caused by the last Republican administration then the Clinton-Benggaaaaaaaaahziiiii obsessed might have a nano-gram of credibility...

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I'd like someone on this site to explain how "free" healthcare will be financed and passed in the US.

Good point. The current crop of GOP candidates have not expanded on this very complex idea, but fortunately, we have the wisdom of their 2012 nominee, Mitt Romney, to guide us:

People have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room.

That, in a nutshell, remains the GOP health policy.

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Increasingly nervous man and media calls Trump names for the 10000th time this month.

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So it looks like the GOP is going to nominate Trump.

No, the GOP is not going to nominate Trump, the people are. The GOP is doing all it can to nominate any candidate but Trump. In the end, his nomination (should it go that far) will not have been with the support of the GOP. And Trump will be sure to show his appreciation for the treatment the GOP gave him when he gets the chance.

Sangetsu, many say that - but if he's not a Republican, what is he? He's running on the Republican ticket and, most importantly, his supporters are drawn most exclusively from the right. Looks and quacks like a duck. He is a Republican, like it or not. The Republicans created him, and the Republicans own him - or perhaps he owns them.

Wrong. Much of what Trump supports would make the left happy, like economic protectionism, single-payer healthcare, and abortion rights. Trump could have run in either party, he has supported democrats (including Hillary) in the past. He chose the republican side because after 8 years of "Change We Can Believe In", and an economic "recovery" which has put one-third of America on welfare, record part-time, low-wage employment, and the lowest labor participation rate since the gloomiest days of the Carter administration, the republican side would have the best chance of winning the presidency. Donald Trump is not a fool, no one who has made a fortune in the cutthroat business culture of New York is a fool. You can laugh at him as you sit in your 2LDK apartment, working as a minion in someone else's company, but Trump can laugh back from the leather seat of his Boeing as he flies overhead.

Actually having thought about it there is some fairness in the Trump / Hitler comparison, even if it is just the Nuremburg rallies of the early thirties. Let's not forget Hitler swept to power not only blaming minorities for the situation Germans found themselves, but more importantly that he'd make Germany great again.

Every president promises to make America better, don't they? And I don't see Trump doing blaming any particular race of people for America's troubles, he is blaming illegal immigrants. In reality the fault is not the illegal aliens, but the government, which has failed to enforce border security, and stood back and allowed local law enforcement not to enforce federal law. Back in 1986, America passed a very comprehensive immigration reform law. The law required checks for citizenship, penalties for employers who hired illegal immigrants, and specifically stated that "immigration laws shall be vigorously enforced". But checks were not done, employers were not punished, and immigration laws were not "vigorously enforced" were they?

In America, the presence of 11 million illegal immigrants has made itself felt. Large numbers of violent crimes are indeed committed by illegal immigrants. The majority of the arrest warrants for murder issued in Los Angeles county are for illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants make up 3% of the population, yet around 14% of prisoners in America are illegal immigrants (this doesn't count those being held on immigration charges). Illegal immigrants represented 16.8 percent of drug trafficking cases, 20.0 percent of kidnapping/hostage taking, 74.1 percent of drug possession, 12.3 percent of money laundering, and 12.0 percent of murder convictions.

Go to any emergency room in on of the southwestern states, most of the patients speak only Spanish. And now the problem isn't limited to just the southwestern states. Worse yet, the medical care received by illegal immigrants is seldom paid for, and the cost is added to the bills of those who do, and is a major reason why healthcare in America is so expensive.

Illegal immigration is the issue which has pushed Trump so far, it is the unseen thorn in the paw of America. Today Ted Cruz said he would deport all 12 million illegal aliens living in America, but it is too late for him to steal Trump's thunder. If Hillary goes against Trump, and offers support to illegal immigrants, or a "pathway to citizenship", she will lose. A large number of union members have seen ther jobs and wages suffer because of illegal immigration, and Hillary will lose these votes if she isn't careful. And of course other minoritie in America are not fans of illegal immigrants either. You can call it racism or xenophobia if you like, but it is playing out to be the big issue in this election.

Lastly, most of the current crop of politicians are, well, politicians. The people think that the economic problems America is suffering from are not being addressed by a class of people who know as little about business and the lives of working people as the know about the breeding habits of deep-water crustaceans in the Marianas trench. Trump is a successful businessman who has created companies and jobs. Hillary has not worked in the private sector since before many of the posters here were born. She knows how to spend other people's money, but she does not know how to earn a living which supports herself and thousands of employees as well.

I am looking forward to the debates, I might have to find a way to attend in person. I hope Hillary is not indicted, Sanders wouldn't last 30 seconds against Trump, Hillary would go the full 12 rounds.

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Sangetsu-san, I appreciate the thought you put into your message, but I don't agree with any of it.

No, the GOP is not going to nominate Trump, the people are.

Political parties are built to consolidate policies and supporters; of course, they do not nominate candidates. Trump is a GOP candidate, and members of the GOP look set to nominate him. "The people" thus means the GOP - unless Trump bolts and runs as an independent.

Trump could have run in either party...

This has been debated in the media, and most have come out against the idea. Not only does his scattershot "ideology" (as it were) turn off Democrats, ironically, his lack of discipline does as well. As a Democrat, he would have been toast post Iowa.

In reality the fault is not the illegal aliens, but the government, which has failed to enforce border security, and stood back and allowed local law enforcement not to enforce federal law.

Okay, I somewhat agree with you here, but the solution to this problem MUST come from Congress. Most agree that a balanced approach - certainty for those already here (whatever it is) and enhanced boarder controls (not just physical; most illegals arrive legally but overstay) - is required. Rubio was on the right side of this until he panicked. Both issues must be addressed simultaneously, or they will not be addressed at all, and the GOP is the intransigent side.

A large number of union members have seen ther jobs and wages suffer because of illegal immigration

Most economic studies do not support that.

Trump is a successful businessman who has created companies and jobs. Hillary has not worked in the private sector since before many of the posters here were born.

Good point - though she was a relatively successful lawyer until dragged into Washington politics, it is difficult to maintain a career while being First Lady, or even after. She reinvented herself as a public servant, both as a senator and state secretary. Meanwhile, Trump was making reality shows on TV and licensing out his name.

I understand your sincerity and also look forward to the debates. Trump against Hillary would certainly be a clash of the Titans.

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Apparently, Trump got 46% of the Hispanic vote in Nevada.

The ones who vote republican. And that is a small portion.

And for your republicans who are touting the turnout numbers, Obama in 2012 did not draw big numbers in the primaries but he won the election in a landslide. The republican race was a horserace with many goofy horses so interest was high. Trump is a ratings magnet for sure, the dopey republicans still think they are watching the apprentice.

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Man, are the liberals here furious tonight or what? I thought Trump supporters were the ones who were off the rails, but have a read through this thread and see how liberals are for all intent and purposes completely lost it!

Furious for what? Exactly! Trump is a buffoon . . . . remember? Yeah, I remember all those posts. Those people lost it, not the Trump supporters.

Trump is your DREAM candidate for Hillary

Heh. Now they're all worried. What's the big deal?? "We" had to deal with it too when obama was rollin'. Quit being such poor sports. It's US politics for crying out loud. Republican voters had to deal with "change" and dealt with it. They also ended up in control both houses of congress. Thank you-

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Build a wall???

If you're convinced that building a wall will make things better in the long run, then you deserve such an immature president. Just don't screw things up for the rest of us in the world.

Trump is not a politician, he is a businessman who knows what needs to be done to obtain results for the immediate future.... but that certainly doesn't mean that his methods are correct.

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If you're convinced that building a wall will make things better in the long run

Doesn't matter. A "wall" sends a strong message to illegal border hoppers -"you're not welcomed here."

The US already reasonably dealing with enough illegal immigrants. Look here, "in Japan" the authorities will actually "enforce" immigration laws -then (rightfully) deport ur sorry ass.

A nation without borders? Are they a nation? Ridiculous huh. Some states are even issuing them Drivers Licenses. Pathetic!!

Go to ur local Prefectural "Unten Menkyo" center. If you're an undocumented illegal, you won't be issued a license. The Japanese are doing these things right.

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Trump has excellent researchers. When he mentioned Komatsu to accuse Japan stealing jobs. and when he mentioned wall as China did years ago, others could not understand and engaged in bashing each other. Wall ... in Japanese BanRi no Choujou he meant.

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Trump keeps saying he'll bring American jobs back, and he'll get other countries to buy our goods. What kind of jobs? Ethnic minorities are doing jobs Americans refuse to do. Are native born Americans going to work at Trump hotels at the wages he's paying? And how is he going to get Mexico to pay for a wall or buy American made goods. True, there are excellent Made in U.S.A. products now, but lots are made by artisans and small start ups. The goods and services are pricey, and will middle America support these companies? Trump is good at firing up the crowd, but he doesn't explain HOW he's going to make America great again.

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Doesn't matter. A "wall" sends a strong message to illegal border hoppers -"you're not welcomed here." - comments

As usual, give the GOP ShiaTea enough rope, . . . there have been fewer perfect illustrations of the Trump fan base. This one answers every question anyone may have about who and what the Trump fan is. Thanks! Nice post.

Looking beyond the racism. Look at the cost and effectiveness. The most effective parts of the fence idea have already been built.

Trump is shoveling tax dollars against the tide of reason and his bigot brigade is surfing the inherent racism in Trump's grand plan. What an ugly, ugly scene Mr. Trump is instigating at a proposed cost of twenty five billion to build and a forever fund to maintain the structure at American taxpayer cost.

The party of small government just got their biggest hypocrite and transparently stupid idea generator revealed. Racism.

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http://static.infowars.com/politicalsidebarimage/walltrump_large.jpg

-it is funny to see the Lib and fake right (Rhino) establishment keep running into "Trump's Wall." Build it and they will come. No wonder why these people are so frustrated, but in fact they are losing political power and will be soon be put into the dustbin of history. People are just sick of the waste, corruption and all these fruit-less wars with no accountability.

Komatsu: The issue with Komatsu was that the Yen was being inflated so much that you were getting a 30%+ discount to buy Komatsu (Japan) over Caterpillar (USA). Keep in mind that this inflation also hurts your local (Japan) buying power.

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Time to dominate Super Tuesday. History in the making, folks.

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< Trump won, Rubio 2nd, Cruz 3rd. Evanjerical supported Trump. Jobs? He did not say in NV. Here shortage of job applicants causing casinos competing to grab applicants if they can find, BTW in casinos, people earn money on tips more So employees use a certified tax advisoe to compute US income tax refund. Sands tried equal pay but it fif not work in NV Who want to have same in ome woth office workers

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The ones who vote republican. And that is a small portion.

Maybe, but that's a start and we still have a few months that can change a lot. Look at the results in Nevada today, No one expected him to win hands down like that in a state that has a very large Hispanic population.

And for your republicans who are touting the turnout numbers, Obama in 2012 did not draw big numbers in the primaries but he won the election in a landslide.

Exactly! Trump could win in a general election hands down as well and don't be so sure. We just don't know, we didn't with Obama.

The republican race was a horserace with many goofy horses so interest was high.

But the Dems have two old boring, if I might add White candidates

Trump is a ratings magnet for sure, the dopey republicans still think they are watching the apprentice.

And when you watch the Democrats speak, it's so robotic, it's a wonder how people can remain awake.

Seriously, if only there was so much outrage over the illegalities, lies and deaths caused by the last Republican administration then the Clinton-Benggaaaaaaaaahziiiii obsessed might have a nano-gram of credibility...

Holder did have a strong** for trying to get Bush and his admin, on trail for war crimes (whatever that means) and Holder concluded the Bush admin. found that there were NO crimes that were committed. Oh, and remember, If anyone has a deep interest in Hillary it's the FBI, the GOP has nothing to do with these investigations, but of course, if Hillary gets indicted, that would be a day of vindication for them.

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There are more GOP members than DEM members in NV and many people were not convinced about socialism in DEM members.

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@kcjapan,

You seem to be infatuated with Trump. Always the first on the board. So much hate and unspecific details about an individual you dont know. Another wiseguy.

@Tahoochi,

20 trillion in debt, trade imbalances, job losses to overseas, overspending etc. werent caused by businessmen. Youd never run your household or business in such a way.

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Obama is not popular in Vegas. When he was coming second time, only reluctant Mayor went to see him and no DEM people. Bernie did not know and lost to Hilary. Trump is careful and popular here.

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...he wasn't very clear as to the 'wall-building' creating American or Mexican jobs.

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In China, Walls were created to protect from invading foreign forces. In Japan's Sengoku Era, many lords xreated smaller xcale walls surrounding their territory. After Hideyoshi Toyotomi lost to Tokugawa forces, his top general decided to become wall builder architext and he traveled from Edo to Higo in Kyushu and because of his design, lorda in Chugoku area did not kill him and built strong defence walls called Shirogaki, His creation of Kumamoto castle still you can view. Back to to[ic, I'd bet Wall T proposed may bebuilt easier and cheaper. Not related to jobs but preventing immiglatopn. years ago, when Utah created law from proplr brcame Mormon, Mormon [eople escaped to Mexic0 traveling Stocktopn to south as Mormon was illegal in Calif. And many Mormon people moved to live in Nevada as Nevasa laws are different than CA or Utah or anywhere.

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