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"U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump warned on Wednesday of riots if he is denied the party’s presidential nomination and pulled the plug on a scheduled debate among candidates" - article

Donald J. Trump declares War On Freedom of Speech.

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Trump certainly has his finger on the pulse as millions of Americans have turned out to support him....

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Trump has received seven million votes in the total of all ballots cast to date. Cruz received five million.

Donald J. Trump is violating the law and should be arrested.

Let the good reader consider that statement in light of the following:

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., believed that the Constitution allows some restrictions on speech under certain circumstances.

Holmes wrote, "The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic"

Donald J. Trump is inciting rioting and everyone knows that means his supporters will use guns and aim at Police Officers, First Responders and Innocent People.

The Republican Party should reject Donald J. Trump now.

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“First of all, I assume he is speaking figuratively,” Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer told CNN.

Trump was clearly not speaking figuratively. He does not mince words, and clearly his threat of threat of riots is all to real. His coveted "poorly educated" supporters will surely take matters into their own hands if he loses his nomination.

Scary, but less scary than the mayhem he would cause if he were to become president.

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Most misleading title of this year. Completely irresponsible.

"First of all, I assume he's speaking figuratively," Republican National Committe Sean Spicer told CNN. That's correct.

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Trump has urged his racists to assault protesters.

They did.

Trump is now demanding riots.

They will.

Arrest Trump and get it over.

Waiting till July 18th is just allowing the terrorists to arm and encamp.

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Most misleading title of this year.

Is it? The title:

Trump warns of riots if he is denied party's presidential nomination

And his comment:

I don’t think you can say that we don’t get it automatically. I think you’d have riots. I think you’d have riots. I’m representing many, many millions of people.

It's very clear that he is warning of riots if he is denied the nomination. So the title is entirely accurate.

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Trump operatives are not very skilled, the tactic is repetition of the lie.

Donald J. Trump: "I’m representing many, many millions of people.”

That is a threat. Trump is plainly stating his racists will do whatever is necessary to carry him to the podium and on to the White House. Trump's campaign began with threatening the deportation of eleven million.

How many will die in the armed rioting he threatens. Donald J. Trump has just condemned the Republican Party if they do not act. Donald J. Trump has just imploded his bid for dictatorship.

How many United States soldiers will pay the price for Trump's War on Freedom of Speech?

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Donald J. Trump is inciting rioting and everyone knows that means his supporters will use guns and aim at Police Officers, First Responders and Innocent People.

What a vivid imagination you have, a regular soothsayer....

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Leave it to the libs and the liberal press to misconstrued Trump is calling for riots.

Listen to the man, listen to the words, open those ears. Trump has not threatened with or supported riots. He has given his opinion that he thinks many supporters would riot.

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Once again the Trumpeters want to pretend that Trump didn't say what Trump said.

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It is about time FBI goes to him to tell you have right to remain silence ..... He is openly promoting riot.

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Let the good reader see where the threat Trump demands will come from:

"West Virginia passed a law allowing gun owners 21 or older to carry concealed guns without a permit, making it one of eight states – Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Vermont, Maine, Montana and Wyoming are the others"

Trump claims he carries. Trump employs armed guards. Like the 'monkey see, monkey do' mentality of his angry racists they will carry, shoot and kill on Trump's command. The order has been issued.

Arrest Trump.

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Florida Governor just announced he will support Trump. FBI should arrest anyone claim to support from now on. Crime? organizing terrorism activities for elected politicians.

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People SHOULD riot if he is denied the nomination due to underhanded tactics.

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The lovefest version of this? Trump is calling for a laugh riot.

A reality show star as president. Sounds ridiculous from the get go. Someday they will have to air a special on Trump, the Kardashians, and some American Idlers called Where are they now?

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Like germany in 1930,burning the 'Reichstag' ?

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The Whole World Is Watching . . .

"In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Trump said if he got a large number of delegates yet was denied the nomination: "I don't think you can say that we don't get it automatically. I think you'd have riots. I think you'd have riots. I'm representing many, many millions of people."

"Party leaders are appalled at the real estate developer and reality TV personality's incendiary rhetoric and believe his policy positions are out of step with core Republican sentiment, such as his vow to deport 11 million illegal immigrants, temporarily ban Muslims from the United States and build a wall along the border with Mexico." - Steve Holland, Reuters, Mar 16th 2016 8:30am

Trump has decided the Republican Delegates have no say in his campaign or the candidate who will represent them.

The Republican Party has been dissolved on Trump's command? Donald J. Trump's endorsement of the Chinese Government at Tiananmen Square 1998 tells everyone what Trump's call for rioting means. Trump is crackers.

(reference: Tiananmen Square Massacre or the June 4 Massacre, troops with assault rifles and tanks inflicted casualties on unarmed civilians)

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It is time we end this buffoon by charging him with criminal incitement in every possible case, going after him for anything we can legally. In the mean time, we should have protests shut him down at every single event he tries to host.

Trump is indeed the rise of new fascism in the US. We can end his rise now or we can fight him in the streets later. It is up to us.

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40 % of yesterday's GOP voters will vote for third party if Clinton and Trump are candidates poll

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No one is stopping Donald J. Trump from running for the Office of the President of the United States.

He has seven million of three hundred twenty million who voted for him in Republican Primaries to date.

The Trump Party is welcome to campaign and have their petition for inclusion on the ballot November 6, 2016.

Let the People be heard.

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@elephant200..... Yep, the anti Trump crowd will go to that extreem. More or less they promise to silence Trump.

@kc.....the POTUS also has armed guards. Just as Trumps armed guards wont neither will the POTUS guards shoot on command.

Keep on twisting word to suit your beliefs. I'll say it again, Trump is not racist. The MSM tells you he is. They also play the word game. Look at the actions. Look at his past actions. Can you find racist behavior? He plays the crowd. He builds emotions. He uses sensitive issues to do that.

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There will be riots and they will have nothing to do with Trump himself. The fact that a person (ANY person) receives the largest majority of votes by far makes them the "winner". Yet they can then be replaced as the winner by someone who lost (Rubio) or who didnt even run (Romney, Ryan?) I am pretty sure anyone who supports a non dictatorship style of government would and should be upset about this happening.

If you can support this, then don't give people the right to vote, just have the GOP pick whoever they want from the beginning. Don't pretend its a democracy that cares about the will of the people. Despite how much everyone here seems to hate Trump, he is winning and he will be the winner. Its not the will of the people who think like you or who like who you like, it is the will of everyone as a group. A candidate doesn't have to have a majority, just more people vote for you than anyone else who is running.

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I think he is right. Just watch his followers on TV. They are a violent crowd.

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I think there will be riots either way. The problem with being a candidate who is not really on the right wing or a leftist is that you get hit from both sides. In Trump's case, he is also rather unloved politicians as well, so he gets hit by them as well.

I hope Trump wins just to see how well America's political system can handle such a kick in the pants.

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Donald J. Trump: "I'm representing many, many millions of people" - "you'd have riots" - "I don't think you can say that we don't get it automatically."

Trump is speaking in tongues. Twisting? Paraphrase for clarity, if we don't get the endorsement of the Republican Party automatically you'd have riots, I represent millions of people.

Get over it Tea Party. Donald J. Trump doesn't own the Republican Party. Send him packing.

Every bullet from every muzzle will be because Trump told them to riot. Arrest him.

Trump says he'll pay the legal costs of his fans who commit assault. Will he pay the medical bills too?

Trump's troops have a real problem themselves. If they do riot they will be arrested. If they conspire to riot they all end up in the dock.

Word to the wise. Don't provoke these racists. All they want is a chance to pull the trigger.

Bodies laid at the door of Trump Towers isn't Democracy and Trump is too ready to provoke his own rabid bands of reckless dopes as he has at his Loyalty Rallies. That's not twisting words, that's Trump's own words translated into plain English.

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Fortunately, the United States form of government doesn't give the preident absolute power. Look at Obama and all the legislation he has attempted to introduce, only to be stymied by the republican senate. If Trump manages to secure the presidency, he may well be 'The Chief' but he will find his hair-brained schemes fall on deaf ears and amount to nothing more than rhetoric.

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"“I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain,” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show. “I know what I’m doing. ... My primary consultant is myself.” and people are believing this man could be the next US President. As I've said before, this is a scary scenario.

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@blacklabel, at this stage, a candidate needs more than a simple majority. There is a minimum number of delegates Trump needs to avoid a contested convention. Cruz could suddenly grab a couple hundred delegates and pull even with Trump, if his erratic sleep deprived looniness causes Trump to fade down the stretch.

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Ian, that assumes a Democratic Congress. If both were GOP... the ramifications are too terrifying to contemplate.

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Riots may take place with the radical left wing groups trying to silence Trumps rally's. They are the danger. They prove they have hate and violence already.

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Trump supporters still think this guy is the right choice for the presidency? He has all but threatened violence if he doesn't get the nomination through a very implicit suggestion to his supporters that if they didn't get their way, violence would be only a natural outcome.

Trump is dangerous.

MarkG,

Trump is not racist . . . He plays the crowd. He builds emotions. He uses sensitive issues to do that.

So, let me get this straight: You fully support a guy who you swear isn't personally racist, but is more than willing to work the emotions -- "play the crowd" -- of racist supporter to further his political ambitions.

You don't see a problem with this, both with Trump as a pandering opportunist and you for thinking that's a good thing?

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"A candidate doesn't have to have a majority, just more people vote for you than anyone else who is running." - comments

That's how George W. Bush became President? The Republican Party is not a Democracy. Again, Trump is free to run for President as he has tried in the past (Reform Party).

Trump has so completely betrayed the idea of Democracy the Republicans are completely free to reject his membership, as they should.

Never elected to any office, Trump hasn't any idea what if means to be a Representative of anyone except Donald J. Trump. (please source: “I know what I’m doing. ... My primary consultant is myself.” - Donald J. Trump. The source may be "The Little Dictators Guidebook to Fascism")

It bears repeating, Trump has received seven million votes to date in the Republican Primaries. Four million less than the eleven million he intends to deport on January 21st, 2017.

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I have to admit that I am loving how Trump is driving the Left and the Republican establishment out of their minds. No one wants to see him become president except for the tens of millions of Americans who have been watching their futures destroyed by Obama's 'fundamental transformation' of the United States into a banana republic. Which of course establishment Republicans have done absolutely nothing to prevent. I hate to say it but America deserves the choice in presidential candidates they are getting. The Nixonian criminal in Clinton and the populist blowhard in Trump. They are the result of the countries cultural and moral bankruptcy. And let's not forget actual financial bankruptcy.

The fact of the matter is there will be riots in the streets no matter what Trump does. There was a near riot led by Sanders supporters in Chicago last week. There have been riots by black Americans under a black president. Americans are culturally divided and neither side likes the other. The only way the sides will be able to get along is if they all agree that they should not use government to impose their cultural and moral views on the other side. The likelihood of that happening? Nil.

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He has more delegates than other GOP candidates but not enough :

Some candidate may become his ally. Maybe Kadish? Both did not insult each other.

GOP needs to wait for next chance?

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"The fact of the matter is there will be riots in the streets no matter what Trump does." - comments

The voice of Trump fans. The reader sees the danger Trump has created. Trump tell them to punch that guy in the face and they do. Trump tells them to riot and they will. Give them enough rope and . . . well ask Trump's biggest fan Grand Wizard David Duke.

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Gitmo's still open...

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@LFR....I am not a Trump supporter. I'll take him over Hillary any day though. I'm a libertarian for the most part. And who are you to label Trump supporters racists? Isn't that twisting the truth? That's insulting to the many good people who support him.

Trump says time and time again. "I am a deal maker", "I like to win", "I close deals". He is running a campaign on no major donations. He allowed no party money to fund him. If he didn't play the crowds and the media he would not be where he is in the primaries. He dominates the media. He even gives interviews to outlets like MSNBC which is extreemly liberal. Doe Hillary do the same?

Kc........primaries are limited in turnout. Do some math with your numbers. How many has Hillary received? And Hillary has one opponent. Trump had 16 in the beginning down go four yesterday. You may want to retract your point.

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No one wants to see him become president except for the tens of millions of Americans who have been watching their futures destroyed by Obama's 'fundamental transformation' of the United States into a banana republic.

People say this kind of thing all the time but they never have any facts to back it up. When did this happen?

The only way the sides will be able to get along is if they all agree that they should not use government to impose their cultural and moral views on the other side.

Oh, you mean if everyone bends and bows to the GOP and what white heterosexual men want. Everyone else must be silent or nonexistent and not demand equal treatment and rights under the Constitution. Got it. Man, Trump really brings out the people with the pointy hoods and the burning crosses, even if those things are only "figurative."

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This because his own Republican party doesn't want him and if he doesn't get what he wants he'll be just as happy to send out subliminal messages to his followers that this is what they should do next. Riot !!!

I'm afraid here that now the whole world knows that in the American Republican Party the lunatics have now taken over the asylum.

As always I love my country the United States of America....I just don't like the scene.

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Here we go again, liberals taking everything out of context as usual. Trump is absolutely right. IF the GOP tries to block the will of the people and take this to a brokered convention and deny him the delegates that he would have received, you might see a brawl, that has nothing to do with him, but it has everything to do with Washington once again saying to the people, we know what's best for you and if they are smart (most of these politicians aren't) they will get the fight of their lives.

That's how George W. Bush became President? The Republican Party is not a Democracy. Again, Trump is free to run for President as he has tried in the past (Reform Party).

It was always a party for democracy until the Democrats decided to usurp it.

Trump has so completely betrayed the idea of Democracy the Republicans are completely free to reject his membership, as they should.

So now you are on the GOP bandwagon???

Never elected to any office, Trump hasn't any idea what if means to be a Representative of anyone except Donald J. Trump. (please source: “I know what I’m doing. ... My primary consultant is myself.” - Donald J. Trump. The source may be "The Little Dictators Guidebook to Fascism")

Oh, please, the current president, didn't have any experience in governing either and just voted present in the Senate and look at the mess he made and the bad thing about it is, he's not done yet torturing all of us.

It bears repeating, Trump has received seven million votes to date in the Republican Primaries. Four million less than the eleven million he intends to deport on January 21st, 2017.

Hey, this is March and a lot can change, a lot, so there is still hope Trump can make it.

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"I think you’d have riots. I think you’d have riots."

Inciteful words if ever I heard any.
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"Societies exist under three forms sufficiently distinguishable. 1. Without government, as among our Indians. 2. Under governments wherein the will of every one has a just influence, as is the case in England in a slight degree, and in our states in a great one. 3. Under governments of force: as is the case in all other monarchies and in most of the other republics. To have an idea of the curse of existence under these last, they must be seen. It is a government of wolves over sheep. It is a problem, not clear in my mind, that the 1st. condition is not the best. But I believe it to be inconsistent with any great degree of population. The second state has a great deal of good in it. The mass of mankind under that enjoys a precious degree of liberty and happiness. It has it’s evils too: the principal of which is the turbulence to which it is subject. But weigh this against the oppressions of monarchy, and it becomes nothing. Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem (I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery). Even this evil is productive of good. It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccesful rebellions indeed generally establish the incroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions, as not to discourage them too much. It is a medecine necessary for the sound health of government."

Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Paris, January 30, 1787
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The best thing about a Trump fan?

Only they think they know what Trump is saying.

Then they say what Trump said and wonder why Trump sounds dangerous and stupid.

Then they say they are special folks who are the only ones who can understand Trump.

Just like what Trump says about Trump.

Other than that, they make perfect sense. Except for the part that doesn't make sense.

Which is most of what they say.

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Although hinting at riots and possible violence is just wrong, I do empathize with Trump when he says people will be angry as hell if the Repubs arbitrarily nominate someone of their choosing where voters have no say. If the Repubs were that stupid and attempted to go above the voters, surely there would be some consequences

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The Republicans are not arbitrary in their recognition that Trump has operated as a dictatorial bigot. That is why Senators Rubio and Cruz will not support his candidacy as a Republican.

Let Trump test his bigot plans on his own dime.

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I think a lot of people are going way away from the point here. Trump is simply telling it like it is here. People are already angry at the underhanded tactics of those with political power. How can you, in your hatred for Trump, condone denying the guy who won the MAJORITY of the votes, completely slapping democracy in the face, then claim you don't like Trump because he is "fascist or like a "dictator" or what have you. Either you want a democratic system or you don't. Shame on the Republican Party for even suggesting they might do this.

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http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/16/we-choose-the-nominee-not-the-voters-senior-gop-official.html

"Political parties, not voters, choose their presidential nominees, a Republican convention rules member told CNBC, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump rolled up more big primary victories."

How is this ok and why does it only apply to Trump? Lets do whatever we can to prevent him from getting the number he needs, then steal all his delegates?

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How high is gun ownership among Trump fanboys?

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The irony is that these Republicans who are so upset about Trump are the very people that have made him so popular. Republicans were elected on the promise of slowing down or blocking Obama's transitions. They didn't even try. They ignored their own party's voters and went along with almost all of Obama's proposals - even while Democrats were calling the "obstructionists."

A rival party is essential to any democracy, and the Republicans completely abdicated their responsibility in that sense. And yet they expected the voters to support them again and again, like complete suckers.

So they get Trump. These Republicans are going to have to go home after this election and ask themselves why they are so hated by their own constituents. If the Republicans try some trick to dump Trump at the convention, they will lose what little credibility they have left as a party.

If that makes Democrats happy, I would remind them. The Democrats will go through something very similar next time around.

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Trump is not racist. The MSM tells you he is.

I've never once heard the MSM say Trump is racist. However, they have reported what he has said, and what he has said is racist. I don't need them to tell me that, I can see it for myself.

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Only they think they know what Trump is saying.

Or that his enemies are scared straight.

Then they say what Trump said and wonder why Trump sounds dangerous and stupid.

It's only stupid for the establishment and the Democrats that would like to see him fall.

Then they say they are special folks who are the only ones who can understand Trump.

I think they are NOT special, but a very, very large segment of the population that has had it with both parties, our Tyrant and the rigged political system.

Other than that, they make perfect sense. Except for the part that doesn't make sense.

Only to partisans it doesn't.

Which is most of what they say.

Who really cares what other people think, let the voters decide. We had to do the same thing almost 8 years ago. So you guys can do the same.

Let Trump test his bigot plans on his own dime.

Yeah, but how do we know for sure, he is a racist?

Although hinting at riots and possible violence is just wrong,

"Hinting" is not the same as in sighting violence.

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He announced he will reveal nomination of foreign policy board. This means Cruz is not going to be included in his team?

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It's nice watching the implosion of the GOP as they realize their messed up policies have run away from them and can't be controlled anymore.

You lie in the bed you make.

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I wonder why Republicans wanna stop Trump if Americans want him as shown in most States? If there are that enormous number of illegal immigrants in States.what against deporting them?Are they illegal?Are they affecting Americans jobs for cheap wages?How comes people attack him for such a logic decision?What against if he put restrictions against Muslim to visit States,if there are a lot involved in terror activities,either in a direct or indirect way?This is not racism,this is national security,he didnt attack Muslims because they are Muslims,but he has reasons.Trump problem,he says loudly and clearly what others whisper in closed meetings,thats why a lot of Americans votes for him.If those who attack Trump,believe in democracy-i say IF-they should accept what Americans decide.but it seems,some wants Democracy,if it on their favor only.

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After all the chit chat, what would Trump's rioters riot on? Telling his idiots to punch people in the face is easy, the punch someone in the face.

Now Trump tells them to riot. Do they tear apart the convention hall and show the Republicans are devoid of rational people to the whole world, again?

Does some smaller band of idiots start shooting up a town or neighborhood? Attack the Capitol?

Trump is going to have a very hard time getting the Republican endorsement after his arraignment so why not just cut to the chase. Big talking Donald J. Trump can front his own Party since he has already attacked Senator McCain (Five Years POW) Religious Freedom (Banning and Expulsion) Common Sense (The Wall to Nowhere).

If Trump is so smart let him run his candidacy from prison. Inciting carries a three to five depending on whether the riot turn violent or just disruptive with property damage. Trump looks good in orange.

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It's nice watching the implosion of the GOP as they realize their messed up policies have run away from them and can't be controlled anymore.

You lie in the bed you make.

Hmmmm...the GOP being torn apart has no bearing on the conservative movement at all, but the party, good riddance, now after they are done, it will be a joy to watch the slow disintegration of the Democratic party, won't be as exciting, but interesting nonetheless.

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Now, they have to determine how to handle Rubio's deligares

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"Here we go again, liberals taking everything out of context as usual. Trump is absolutely right. IF the GOP tries to block the will of the people and take this to a brokered convention and deny him the delegates that he would have received, you might see a brawl,"

Thanks for the translation. 'Riots' only equals 'riots' in the minds of the partisan, while the real meaning of 'riots' is ' brawl' ( note the singular ) in the minds of the fair. I thought Trump was noted for his straight talk.

While we are here, does your use of the word 'Stalin' to describe Bernie Sanders translate as 'a democratic Socialist with whom I disagree'? I thought you were using partisan rhetoric in comparing a decent man to a revolting mass murderer.

Fascinating stuff.

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How high is gun ownership among Trump fanboys?

Probably very high. But I'm sure they own firearms lawfully. Look at the Ted Cruz supporters in TX, who "openly carry." Think they'd riot? No way.

On the other side, its scary to think of people like Rakeem Jones armed. The Ferguson thugs, the armed illegals in the southwest and the radical islamic supporters who shoot cops at point blank range. Or the Tashfeen Maliks.

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@kcjapan-Tea

The voice of Trump fans. The reader sees the danger Trump has created. Trump tell them to punch that guy in the face and they do. Trump tells them to riot and they will.

I am no fan of Trump. He is a buffoon. But the only people that are actually rioting are the Bernie Sanders acolytes. But Bernie isn't telling to do so - George Soros is.

Give them enough rope and . . . well ask Trump's biggest fan Grand Wizard David Duke.

Kind of like Obama's black supremacist mentor Jeremiah Wright.

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No one is stopping Donald J. Trump from running for the Office of the President of the United States.

But a lot of people are trying.

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In a lot of ways Trump actually mirrors ISIS. Starting with the way they both resort to violence in order to shut down the opposition and anything that gets in the way. Sure, ISIS is more barbaric, but Trump has repeatedly said he plans to one up them because "they get to do it and we don't". To the way their supporters pledge unconditional love and support. Let's not forget that both promise a haven for those that pledge loyalty.

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Keep it up. I'm sure President Trump thanks you all for your encouraging and heartfelt words and praise for his successful campaign. Thumbs up people, good job. Make America great again!

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Trump tell them to punch that guy in the face and they do. Trump tells them to riot and they will.

One guy, "1" guy was assaulted (by a 90 yr. old guy, I might add). No biggy.

Its not like there's a lynchmob after the Trump hecklers. Rather, its the other way around. The Trump hecklers, the belligerent protesters are the ones showing up to the rallies & causing trouble.

If Trump is so smart let him run his candidacy from prison. Inciting carries a three to five depending on whether the riot turn violent or just disruptive with property damage.

If that's the case, then the belligerent anti-Trump mobs showing up to the rallies should likewise be imprisoned.

Trump looks good in orange.

So would the "others" . . . and for "them" I'm sure it would NOT be the 1st time.

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Probably very high. But I'm sure they own firearms lawfully.

With all the shootings by lawful gun owners, that's scary.

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With all the shootings by lawful gun owners, that's scary.

When shootings are Black-on-Black its even scarier. The radical islam thing, involving shooters like Tashfeen are the scariest. Trump wants to "Keep" those Tashfeen Maliks "Out."

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In a lot of ways Trump actually mirrors ISIS.

Yeah, Trump and his Trumpets are the western equivalent of ISIS.

When shootings are Black-on-Black its even scarier.

Yeah, I'd much rather be murdered by a legal gun owner than by a black on black shooting. Definitely way better to be murdered when the gun is legal.

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What's nearly never published are the times when guns save a life. It's an Olympic sport for goodness sake. I guess with the recent slashings knives will be villanized not the actual lunatics.

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I guess with the recent slashings knives will be villanized not the actual lunatics.

Ahh, we're trotting out that old ridiculous fallacy again are we?

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Donald J. Trump, the Rupert Pupkin of American Politics.

After Trump calls for violence at his rallies, insults anyone within ear shot, calls for rioting, is there any question after any of these documented events Trump is playing to a very small audience? *(Seven million voters from the American population of 320 million is a nice accomplishment except for the content that has driven their interest.)^

Sure, they are angry, as they repeat often. Anger isn't a qualification for anyone's serious attention or interest.

Normally, anger indicates someone has lost self control. That is all Donald J. Trump is proving. His fans have either lost self control or Donald J. Trump himself is having issues which should indicate instability. In both cases, anger or instability, rational thought is compromised.

Trump may not see the harm he is creating and that is more disturbing considering his wealth and one time television career as a judgmental ego maniac.

The weird part is Trump hasn't offered any suggestion or plan which has been taken seriously by anyone except his rather odd fans. No one has articulated any of those assumed brilliant plans. A series of personal attacks and insulting sophomoric taunts have redefined Donald J. Trump.

They have also defined Trump's most avid believers. Let them meet, vote and hope in peace. But they will not be forgiven if their strange and unstable leader heads them further into violence. Trump has shown the world his instability and unsuitability for the Office of President.

That should be enough. The only real worry is that it isn't and all anyone can do then is recognize Trump hasn't the authority to threaten anyone.

The result is a picture of a disturbed person urging others to violence. And normal society has remedies which are lawful and insure the safety of everyone in that case.

Donald J. Trump insists on threats and violence.

Obviously, that is more than any member of the public should have to endure from a billionaire who should have known better. It is a very sad picture but there is little sympathy for adults who can act as Trump has and the threats he seems addicted to. His fans remain on the lose and that is the threat Trump has no control over.

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Still Republican front runners insist on continuing,not because they have hope anymore,but mainly to spoil and interrupt Trump progress and success.I have never ever seen such a black comedy before.They would have saved time,money,and effort long ago,but life is full of idiots.If Hillary will win-hopefully never-she should name republican front runners secretaries in her government as a way of appreciation for good deeds they did on her favor by trying their best to stop,interrupt,and destroy Trump.

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OMG you guys have no idea about politics. Trump is an outsider to all of the establishment that is American politics. His rhetoric is not dangerous it is actually what the silent majority are most likely thinking and that alone is the reason he is getting both support and derision. The primary role of the President and the Government of any democracy(I use that term loosely) is to provide prosperity and support to its people ....that is in Trumps case to the people who make up the USA. None of the Presidents in recent history ......way back to JFK ......have actually done that very effectively or efficiently. Trump WILL be successful and he will run into a brick wall from the establishment and the media that supports it because they totally resist anyone who thinks and acts or is in any way a threat to the status quo (is the status quo worth saving ?) Trump reference to USA's trading partners (in this case Japan) is just talk and he will modify his actions to accommodate what needs to be done once elected. He is a successful business man and surely that is a good pre requisite to have if you want to run and/or lead a successful country .....the USA has been less than successful in recent memory, interfering in numerous countries across the globe, trying to "force, other countries into acting and do what the USA wants. Look at how they try to manipulate Japan into setting policies and social norms that favour USA ......pleas don't tell me that Japan does not do much the same thing as it uses its various forms of global influence to favour Japanese people so they can have a prosperous and better life. No doubt Japan is studying closely what is going on but don't let anyone fool you into thinking that is a bad thing. All Governments need to monitor that views and actions of other country leaders (that is why the all have so called "intelligence agencies" monitoring what is going on so they can work out how to defend their own position when the need arises. Make no mistake, Trump has a good chance of being the next President but whether or not he can achieve anything will be the defining action of his Presidency. If Clinton is elected ....well it is just a return to the previous Clinton era or a continuation of the current Obama era .........how is the Middle East situation going these days ? How is the USA seen across the globe ? The USA has effectively reached the bottom of its global status trough and the only way is UP .....Trump is a doer, Clinton is NOT ...the result will be based on the people's view of which one can bring about a change for the better both in the USA and outside. For me it can not be any worse even though all the doomsday predictors will try to convince you otherwise.

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Look at the Ted Cruz supporters in TX, who "openly carry." Think they'd riot? No way.

Probably not. We'd more likely see lone individuals go postal at Federal facilities, or, even more likely, a group of them go full-Bundy and occupy in the name of "the People" Federal properties. But they'll probably do that anyway once Clinton is elected, regardless of Trump's nomination status.

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Bass,

IF the GOP tries to block the will of the people and take this to a brokered convention and deny him the delegates that he would have received, you might see a brawl...

This is fascinating. According to many here and in the media, liberal voters are apparently the most aggressive and uncompromising, ready to unleash violence and mayhem on any they disagree with.

Yet, paradoxically, supporters of Al Gore did not run riot in the streets in an orgy of disenfranchised rage when their candidate lost the presidential election when the Supreme Court allocated electoral college votes to Bush instead of Gore, despite Gore winning the popular vote, even if by only a narrow margin.

Fast forward to today and we've got violence and vulgar behavior at Trump political rallies not seen since the 1968 Democratic National convention, racists openly praising Trump's exclusionist policies, Trump supporters proudly defending their violence and vulgarity toward protestors, Trump declaring loudly how he'd like to punch protesters in the face, and now his warning of rioting if the will of his supporters isn't given free allowed to manipulate the very political process his self-proclaimed party created just for situations like this.

How do you or other supporters of Trump, however casual, reconcile this obvious discrepancy between the image he and his supporters keep forwarding ("It's a love-fest") and this latest proclamation from Trump that "Violence will ensue if my supporters demands aren't met"?

How do you or Trump supporters reconcile the discrepancy between claims that Trump rallies are peaceful affairs despite there being ample video documentation of them being anything but and Trump being the only candidate in a dozen election cycles who has had to cancel and event because of violence?

Someone earlier said something about respecting the will of "tens of millions of Trump supporters." What about the will of the significantly larger group of several tens of millions of Americans who do not like in the least what Trump is selling?

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Trump's vitriolic, histrionic and blatantly race-baiting comments have certainly created an atmosphere where riots are possible. Like when he talks about the good old days when people could be punched in the head and then one of his followers punches someone in the head. He's not so much ordering to commit violent acts as he's kind of pushing buttons stupid people have that makes them do stupid, violent things. Trump loves the stupid and violent.

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But wait, I thought only thuggish black folk riot in the USA.

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After Trump calls for violence at his rallies, insults anyone within ear shot, calls for rioting, is there any question after any of these documented events Trump is playing to a very small audience? *(Seven million voters from the American population of 320 million is a nice accomplishment except for the content that has driven their interest.)^

Trump never called for any violence, he said, there COULD be violence if the voters a shafted and he might be right.

Sure, they are angry, as they repeat often. Anger isn't a qualification for anyone's serious attention or interest.

Oh, you really don't want to go there. If my memory recalls around 2000.....

Normally, anger indicates someone has lost self control.

So then why did the protesters crash Trump's rally? Couldn't apply to a more insidious group of thugs.

That is all Donald J. Trump is proving. His fans have either lost self control or Donald J. Trump himself is having issues which should indicate instability. In both cases, anger or instability, rational thought is compromised.

You come into my house and act like a fool, trying to take control, Hey! I would lose control as well and as ANY sane person would.

Trump may not see the harm he is creating and that is more disturbing considering his wealth and one time television career as a judgmental ego maniac.

People don't object to his wealth, the people like Trump because he's not afraid to admit he loves success and there is nothing wrong with being successful or wanting to be the best at whatever you want to do, even if you want to be a billionaire, nothing wrong with it. It should be encouraged.

The weird part is Trump hasn't offered any suggestion or plan which has been taken seriously by anyone except his rather odd fans. No one has articulated any of those assumed brilliant plans. A series of personal attacks and insulting sophomoric taunts have redefined Donald J. Trump.

Ahhh, we had that for 7 years, I think we're pretty much used to that by now.

They have also defined Trump's most avid believers. Let them meet, vote and hope in peace. But they will not be forgiven if their strange and unstable leader heads them further into violence. Trump has shown the world his instability and unsuitability for the Office of President.

Obama led the way, this is why our enemies think he's the biggest joke as well as our allies. But with Trump you are right and that should give these dictators some pause.

That should be enough. The only real worry is that it isn't and all anyone can do then is recognize Trump hasn't the authority to threaten anyone.

Hmmmm....

The result is a picture of a disturbed person urging others to violence. And normal society has remedies which are lawful and insure the safety of everyone in that case.

Washington is deeply disturbed, I think that's why we have a Trump and a Sanders, they are the hard medicine they all seriously need.

Donald J. Trump insists on threats and violence.

No, he shouldn't, but if the MoveOn.org, the Soros crowd and the BLM gang can be peaceful and keep their distance, they don't have to worry about it.

Obviously, that is more than any member of the public should have to endure from a billionaire who should have known better. It is a very sad picture but there is little sympathy for adults who can act as Trump has and the threats he seems addicted to. His fans remain on the lose and that is the threat Trump has no control over.

BS, they like that Trump is out there in your face and that's a good thing, the MSM, Washington had it coming to them for a long time, the bully tactics of the Democrats and this Tyrant president is the exact reason why people are tired of this mess and more power to them.

Yeah, Trump and his Trumpets are the western equivalent of ISIS.

Are there any beheading videos, stoning, people being thrown off buildings, and a christian theocracy pushing the agenda? No, you do not. LOL If you go by that, then Obama is as bad as Al Qiada! Come on now....

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Americans always have riots. Not like the ridiculous little walking protests that do absolutely nothing here.

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Billionaires, they are the ultimate outsiders.

The anti-establishment lone wolfs of the poor and down trodden.

Poor Trump, all those seasons making millions for NBC. The media hates those kinds of people and just want to bring them down to size.

Why is this the favorite lie of the GOP/Tea Party?

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"Yeah, Trump and his Trumpets are the western equivalent of ISIS."

"Are there any beheading videos, stoning, people being thrown off buildings, and a christian theocracy pushing the agenda? No, you do not. LOL If you go by that, then Obama is as bad as Al Qiada! Come on now...."

I know. Comparing Trump and his supporters to ISIS is a bit ridiculous. It reminds me of your post comparing Bernie Sanders to Josef Stalin. Does Bernie have genocide on the mind and plans to open gulags in Alaska? If you go by that, then Trump and his supporters are as bad as ISIS! Come on now......

You put it well - come on now. Wild and partisan comparisons aren't helpful, are they? I'm glad you are asking for sensible posts now.

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Come on, nominate the Class idiot. I want to see how she him go up against Hillary in a debate.

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Obama led the way, this is why our enemies think he's the biggest joke as well as our allies.

Could you provide actual evidence of this such as excerpts, recordings, etc of world figures calling Obama a punk; or is this whole "Obama doesn't have a pair" just GOP propaganda because Obama hasn't gone blazing saddles into either countries' affairs? Why does the GOP associate world peace and stability with American imperialism? Obama said at his first inauguration that if America's traditional enemies unclenched their fists, America would extend a hand. And look, Iran is almost an ally now, a much more valuable ally in the Mideast than Israel is. Tell me any other president that's done something he said he would do. But I guess the GOP is not content unless America has enemies and they can keep the American population on edge with its fear campaign. And if Trump wins, he'll definitely start a riot of greater proportions than the domestic one he predicts if he isn't nominated.

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Approval rating for Obama is at a high in years. He could win a 'third" presidency.

"this is why our enemies think he's the biggest joke as well as our allies." Obama's policies are praised by the Republicans these days. There is proof of this. The president supports the troops better than the previous president.

The Iran deal has been praised by Colin Powell. And Powell is slamming the current GOP situation.

I can't believe that Trump fans even support Trump University - and its website doesn't even come up for the general public (ha ha).

If anyone thinks Trump is a good business person don't just talk about it- invest your own money in the Trump brand- especially his laughable university where the website doesn't even come up. It's a non accredited university. Even if they do somehow manage to scam your money upon "graduation" you can get NO job or get into graduate school.

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U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump warned on Wednesday of riots if he is denied the party’s presidential nomination and pulled the plug on a scheduled debate among candidates, raising the temperature even more in a heated White House race.

And there you have it - the threat. That's all you need to know about Wiggy and his lunatic band of supporters.

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One guy, "1" guy was assaulted (by a 90 yr. old guy, I might add). No biggy.

Wc: Uh, the guy was actually 78 and his name was John McGraw. At least have the decency to get the facts right and not act like Trump with all his lies, fabrications, and backtracking.

And to those who think Trump is a good businessman, let me tell you, he isn't. First of all, he has gone bankrupt at least twice, and yet denies he ever has.

He also has no sense of how much it would cost to build the so-called wall between the U.S. and Mexico that he wants. His estimates of the money it would cost and time it would take are way off. Which means Americans will be footing a hefty bill with their hard-earned taxes for several years. There are a lot of things more meaningful that I can see that money being used for.

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peterl, Wc is aware of the assailant's age. We just discussed it the other day. His continued misrepresentation of fact is more important than the issue at hand (though 90 is a far cry from 78). HuffPo had an interesting article on "gaslighting," which they defined as continually stating something false with such intensity and conviction that whoever is on the receiving end is confused and begins to doubt their own perspective.

Seems the phenomenon is not limited to the shepherd but also to his sheep. Psychologically, it is an interesting idea. Please read it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-lies-gaslighting_us_56e95d21e4b065e2e3d7ee82

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HuffPo had an interesting article on "gaslighting," which they defined as continually stating something false with such intensity and conviction that whoever is on the receiving end is confused and begins to doubt their own perspective.

That's a new term for me. Basically this is Fox "news" playbook. I've been calling it the bubble until now, but it turns out they are gaslighters.

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"Comparing Trump and his supporters to ISIS is a bit ridiculous".

I'm not so sure. Trump's aggressive rhetoric is appealing to the base frustrations of his followers, especially those who think they've been left behind by the political elite, it makes them feel empowered. People will do all kinds of bad if they're convinced it's for the best.

Trump is a throwback. He's not just a threat to the Republican Party, in my opinion he's potentially a threat to us all. Adolph Hitler was also a democratically elected leader with a penchant for populist rhetoric and a bit of a bad temper. He used civil unrest very effectively.

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The ISIS comparison is a bit ridiculous for obvious reasons. However, the shocking truth is both camps supporters are extreme, weak-minded radicals having their buttons pushed by a handler who is channelling their idiotic rage to seize power.

One to wants to control America. The other the so-called "Caliphate".

Both are destined for failure, but not until there's been more senseless violence. Heh, wow that's depressing.

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The ISIS comparison is a bit ridiculous for obvious reasons.

I disagree. I'm not making the comparison to ramp up the rhetoric, I believe it to be the honest truth. Their methods may be different, but the emotions, motivations, judgments etc are all born of the same qualities. And both will end up in the deaths of innocents. Both are extremists.

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Laguna: HuffPo had an interesting article on "gaslighting," which they defined as continually stating something false with such intensity and conviction that whoever is on the receiving end is confused and begins to doubt their own perspective.

Carly Fiorina had her moment with the fake baby video. What Ted Cruz uses is the Gish Gallop: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gish+Gallop.

Bass today: "BS, they like that Trump is out there in your face and that's a good thing, the MSM, Washington had it coming to them for a long time, the bully tactics of the Democrats and this Tyrant president is the exact reason why people are tired of this mess and more power to them."

vs. bass last August: "24% are the nutty fringe groups that will vote for Trump regardless of what he says or does."

I guess a lot's changed since August.

LFRAgain: This is fascinating. According to many here and in the media, liberal voters are apparently the most aggressive and uncompromising, ready to unleash violence and mayhem on any they disagree with.

A few days ago the local talk radio show had a Trump ally who just kept saying over and over again about how the Left is incredibly violent and racist. It didn't matter what question the hosts asked, the answer always circled back to his very loud proclamation about the Left. He was just so angry about it and it's all he could talk about. It was weird, like some kind of mind control or something.

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That's a new term for me. Basically this is Fox "news" playbook.

Well seems like there are several shades of a similar phenomenon. Fox' case is much more juvenile - they simply choose the conclusion that fits their preferred world view and proceed to ignore all evidence that contradicts it (e.g., their continued assertion that the ACA has failed; many religions act similarly). The sudden endorsements of Trump by Christy and - amazingly! - Carson are simple opportunism: They figure he'll win and dole out some type of reward. I gained a modicum of respect for Rubio who, despite being out of a job come January, refused to do this.

Similar but different is those who formerly opposed but now are jumping on the bandwagon such as our very own professional journalist. They stand to gain no material benefits, but it seems the urge to be "right" (being on the winning side) overwhelms the need to be "correct" (evaluating a situation based on value-based criteria).

Trump, though, of all these examples, is the only true gaslighter. He offers no apologies, he retracts no statements; at best, he will simply drop the topic (such as, when recently asked about his "birthism," he repeated several times, " I do not want to talk about that anymore"); at worst, he will attack to kill (metaphorically). There is no logic. There is no sustained conversation. In fact, their is no goal other than dominance.

He certainly found his niche in the modern GOP.

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Not mind control Super. Insanity. On that subject, how did you discover The Bubble and then return with your sanity? I don't think I'm cut out for that kind of intrepid exploration...

Stranger,

I think the Taliban is a better comparison personally. The GOP have been pushing similar religious madnes down people's throats for years. But I imagine when Trump's bid is clearly heading for a unhealthy splattering over the back of history's toilet, we may well see that kind of gratuitous violence from the supporters the Don has enraged so.

Either way this does smell like violence, and there will only be Trump and the GOP to blame for policies of division, lies, hate and anger....

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Thanks for the new word, "Gish Gallop," Super! I agree that Fiorina was the closest to Trump in terms of gaslighting - it is astounding that "selling baby parts" still contaminates the Web, even on these hallowed pages. The problem for these types is, conversely, the blessing for humanity: over at least the medium term, the "correct" has a high tendency to prevail.

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Well at least it is gonna be fun to watch. I hope Hillary has some thick skin because she is gonna take a beating from him.

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Be careful GOP. Be very careful. Wow ! Reading these comments is amazing. He (The Drumpfster) has even caused the posters on JT to get all riled up. Makes for very interesting reading. GO HRC !

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she is gonna take a beating from him.

Can you be more specific (are you talking about the debate)? Are they going to debate about Obama's birthplace, for example? But if it's about the general election in general are there enough bitter white people to vote for Trump?

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Approval rating for Obama is at a high in years. He could win a 'third" presidency.

And what happens after liberals and Dems put the bong down? Lol

That's a new term for me. Basically this is Fox "news" playbook. I've been calling it the bubble until now, but it turns out they are gaslighters.

Really? How so?

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I wonder if Trump will sent out "Bernie Supporters" to attack Hillary speeches? -seemed to work for Hillary.

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Trump is in effect blackmailing his party. The American people should not let this stand

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The international reader has come to expect the strange and unstable from Donald J. Trump, torture advocate.

Also, unexpectedly, the roots of Trump's threats spread quickly . . .

"Riots aren't necessarily a bad thing," Scottie Nell Hughes, chief political commentator at USA Radio Networks, said during a CNN appearance.

Hughes, a tea party activist, went onto say that riots could be considered a good thing if people were "fighting the fact that our establishment Republican party has gone corrupt and decided to ignore the voice of the people and ignore the process."

The roots of the Tea Party merged with the GOP and now the poison fruit has come to bare its racism.

The Tea Party has long been the fertile field of the racist and extremist including Donald J. Trump's endorser Grand Wizard David Duke. (Trump has yet to condemn the Holocaust Denier David Duke and his white supremacists as Ronald Reagan did when faced with their terrorism.)

The components for law enforcement's pursuit of indictment charges is complete. The threat is a documented fact. Tea Party Operative Scottie Nell Hughes has added the co-conspirator evidence and the websites of the Tea Party are easily shown as the coordination points for rioting.

Law enforcement then has their lawful options ending in arraignments. The Republican Party has their lawful options, expulsion of Donald J. Trump.

Donald J. Trump has no lawful option to threaten public safety and direct his unstable cult of losers to actions which threaten life, property and the duly sworn officers who have the absolute responsibility to act.

The Republican Party is now free to act, Law enforcement is free to pursue their charges and those who have pledged loyalty to Trump have their option to abandon open and obvious plans to commit violence, as they have already done.

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"On the Democratic side, wins on Tuesday for former Secretary of State Clinton gave her an almost insurmountable edge over Sanders"

Are Democratic voters nuts?

"The Republican establishment’s bid to stop Trump"

Question: Has the Republican establishment been a good thing?

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Typical populist tactics. Trump as president is beyond shocking. How about Mickey Mouse?

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“First of all, I assume he is speaking figuratively”

I assume he is encouraging riots. And I assume the Republican committee will have Cruz as a candidate.

Trump is a self-serving blowhard businessman, and Cruz is a fake evangelical. My condolences to the Republicans out there to have such a horrible choice.

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"U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump warned on Wednesday of riots if he is denied the party’s presidential nomination and pulled the plug on a scheduled debate among candidates" - article

One point not yet developed. Donald J. Trump, torture advocate, has started to isolate himself from the Public.

Refusing to debate has one purpose. After calling for rioting in his dictatorial pronouncements to the Republican Party and Republican National Committee, Trump decides he hasn't the time to answer messy questions from the Public.

Abandoning the debates Trump is maintaining his sociopathic campaign of deception.

Trump has nothing but contempt for the 'American Losers' so why answer their questions or the challenges of members of the Republican Party in regard to violence and rioting?

Trump again proves he is nothing but a practiced liar and prefers the tactic of the petty dictator.

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This just in - the Republican "establishment" will just ignore actual voters and nominate - why not - John Boehner's favorite choice - Paul Ryan, lol.

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"Trump is a self-serving blowhard businessman, and Cruz is a fake evangelical. My condolences to the Republicans out there"

Trump and Cruz between them have offered personal insults, knob jokes, demonization of whole groups of the population, promises of corpses in the Middle East, bacon and weapons, headbanging religiosity and back-stabbing.

That's an absolute feast for the crowd. What more can they ask for?

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Are so many Republicans THAT angry and THAT stupid to elect someone just because he is RICH, ARROGANT and about as UNDIPLOMATIC as a human can be? If that's your idea of a suitable president, you've got rocks in your head.

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"Are so many Republicans THAT angry and THAT stupid...."

Yes.

This has been a long-time coming. I'm surprised at everyone's surprise, to be honest. For the Republicans,

"If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention."

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“First of all, I assume he is speaking figuratively”

not i...the message here is "gee, this is a nice convention your guys have here...sure would be a shame if something bad happened to it..."

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“First of all, I assume he is speaking figuratively,” Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer told CNN.:"

Y'all know what Dr. Phil says about assume, right...?

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New Arizona poll .... Trump and Clinton leading.

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“First of all, I assume he is speaking figuratively,” Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer told CNN.

You should NEVER assume! Trump clearly called for riots if he is not anointed the Republican savior. Even if he was speaking "tongue-in-cheek", the in-breds that prop-up this modern-day Hitler will take him at his word because they believe Trump NEVER says anything he doesn't mean.

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So the world has a better understanding of this US candidate, he is a torture advocate, an obvious racist and demagogue, inciting violence and hate on minorities, believe money can silence the justice or pay you the right to act as a criminal, believe on repeated lies can turn them into truth, have zero program but the construction of a wall (?!?), no experienced team on political issues and today announcing he will install the terror if he does not get what he wants. Good luck with a president like this one and I fear for the world, he might really well start the end of the world if he has his fingers on the trigger of that huge nuclear weapons arsenal.

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Rubio commented he will stay away.from new atiTrump movement and concentrate on his job. He is not interested in becoming Governor.

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So far, Trump's calls for rioting and abandoning debates that would place a glaring light on his bizarre ideas, his center piece of lunacy has disqualified him as a source of rational solutions.

Trump's 'wall of death' is perhaps his most expensive and pointless.

However, just as Trump refused to immediately condemn Ku Klux Klan Holocaust Denier David Duke, he fails to accept rational analysis of his flawed bigot building project.

From 23 July, 2015, NBC's Network News offers these observations, source: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trumps-border-wall-would-cost-billions-n396551

"From a security standpoint, it really is not an intelligent solution," said Eric Olson, associate director of the Latin American program at the non-partisan Wilson Center.

In fact, "it's ludicrous," Olson said of the idea, which has become a hallmark of Trump's campaign.

Experts estimate that building and maintaining such a wall on the 1,954-mile border, which snakes along four huge states, would cost tens of billions of dollars.

Trump wants to wall in the entire border to keep out undocumented Mexican immigrants, who he has called "rapists" and "criminals."

A wall is "absolutely buildable and can be built for far less cost than people think," Trump insisted in an interview with the Washington Post earlier this week. "It's not even a difficult project if you know what you're doing."

Clearly, after threatening riots if the Republicans shun his racism and religious prejudice, it is Trump who has no idea of what he is doing except courting the marriage of the racist and the ballot box.

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kcJapan

Here's a useful rule: No one but idiots and fools believes anything Trump promotes.

Useful corollary No 1: You don't need to waste time debunking his orange flavored hot air.

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GOP is now trying to figure how to conduct brokered convention. Cruz is rolling heis outsider while explaining he is real conservative. All sort of governors and el officials are now interested in elected. A as anti Trump candidate at convention. They all claim they will Win against Hillary.

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One of the most important reasons for Japan Today's comments policy and patience is all ideas can be read and considered as the reader finds useful.

Too bad Donald J. Trump is the troll of American politics.

Wasting time is in the eye of the beholder. Useful and sourced information may serve one reader and maybe not another. Some also find the exercise a way to practice and perfect their own ideas and their exceptionally poor editing and composition skills.

One of those posts about Trump and another about some other topics. That seems like free fun and JT is especially disciplined in their critique. Well done!

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Cruz** is suggesting Kasich to withdraw from race Rubio reappeared to tell Cruz is only hope to crush Trump. I think Rubio is hoping to become Cruz's VP selection.

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This has been a long-time coming. I'm surprised at everyone's surprise, to be honest. For the Republicans,

What I'm surprised about and to be honest I shouldn't is that liberals ONLY care about the next election, as far as caring for the people, the could give a ****!

"If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention."

You better contain that happiness, because you just might not get the outcome you are hoping. This is something the liberals never seem to learn.

You should NEVER assume! Trump clearly called for riots if he is not anointed the Republican savior. Even if he was speaking "tongue-in-cheek", the in-breds that prop-up this modern-day Hitler will take him at his word because they believe Trump NEVER says anything he doesn't mean.

How is he equivalent to Hitler? Are there a a bunch of gas chambers around? Do you see the SS marching thousands of Democrats and liberals to meet the final solution? Boy, you guys are scrapping really deep on this one. LOL

Trump and Cruz between them have offered personal insults, knob jokes, demonization of whole groups of the population, promises of corpses in the Middle East, bacon and weapons, head banging religiosity and back-stabbing.

No different from how the Dems are using reverse racism to demonize a certain segment of the population as well and that would be Whites, people of religious faiths and why is that acceptable?

That's an absolute feast for the crowd. What more can they ask for?

To see the FBI slam some handcuffs on Clinton.

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Cruz** is suggesting Kasich to withdraw from race

If I were Republican, I would be pushing Kasich. He and Rubio most resemble normal human beings, even if I don't like their politics. Cruz could probably be the AntiChrist, except he isn't that interesting or powerful. He's mean, though.

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It is fascinating that so many Lefty's are concerned about Trumps suggestion that should Republican establishment politicians at the Republican convention thwart the will of the majority of Republican primary voters some Republicans may take to the streets against other Republicans. The concern is truly moving.

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It is fascinating that so many Lefty's are concerned about Trumps suggestion that should Republican establishment politicians at the Republican convention thwart the will of the majority of Republican primary voters some Republicans may take to the streets against other Republicans.

Of course. It's the act of rioting that is a problem. The target of the rioting is secondary. Rioting is not an acceptable part of society.

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"How is he equivalent to Hitler? Are there a a bunch of gas chambers around? Do you see the SS marching thousands of Democrats and liberals to meet the final solution? Boy, you guys are scrapping really deep on this one. LOL"

Yes, but how is Bernie Sanders equivalent to Stalin? Are there plans to build gulags? Does Bernie advocate execution of dissenters? Any person who compares Bernie Sanders to Josef Stalin is 'scrapping' really deep in this one.

Wouldn't you agree?

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Perhaps he is hoping for help from his Mafia ties. He was on quite friendly term with some of the Mafia controlled unions particularly in the building trades. It would be much like businessman working with the Yakuza in japan.

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Yes, but how is Bernie Sanders equivalent to Stalin? Are there plans to build gulags? Does Bernie advocate execution of dissenters? Any person who compares Bernie Sanders to Josef Stalin is 'scrapping' really deep in this one.

There you go being all logical. That doesn't translate into Republican very well unfortunately.

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I thought Mr. Trump will win the nomination so easily but now it looks like, he would have to wait a bit. I am pretty sure that he will win, no matter how concerned we are about his views of some sensitive issues. Its how modern world is shaping now a days..

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To see the FBI slam some handcuffs on Clinton.

Since they haven't arrested her for a crime or accused her of a crime , and since they won't do so, you're out of luck. Having people accuse her of things on Fox News is not sufficient for the FBI or for a court of law.

Bass, Hillary is still willing to take you into the fold. She forgives you. Walk toward the light.... Maybe you'll start writing positive comments about things you like, rather than spending so much time on so many things you don't like. It could happen.

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thwart the will of the majority of Republican

Not the majority. The plurality.

Why do you have such trouble with getting the basic facts correct. Its really not that hard.

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@Farmboy "Cruz could probably be the AntiChrist, except he isn't that interesting or powerful."Hes mean ,though." Where did you get such a analogy from? Like Trump hasn't been rude, mean and all the above! I don't blame any of the protesters at Trump's rallies for being there. He wouldn't make a good leader....

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Kansaicoon,

Trump is more rude, crude, and obnoxious than mean, I think. I'm not promoting Trump, but I think Cruz is worse. If you Google "Cruz meanness," you'll find that other people have the same impression.

As for Cruz being a weak AntiChrist, instead of great signs and omens, he provides nasty comments and rude insults.

For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. — Matthew 24:24 and Mark 13:22 NRSV (1989)
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I'd rather have Trump than Cruz (Oh, God, not Cruz even people around Cruz personally hate him like the story of his college mates hating him). Trump is actually a cool guy who likes to BS and if he gets the WH I'm confident he will do a 180 and become very Democrat on all his white fans and disappoint them. Actually I wish Christie was still running strong- my first Republican choice. Clinton is the boring choice so can't really go wrong with her- if she ain't busted then she ain't busted.

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Who is worse – Trump or Cruz?

That's like wondering which is worse prostate cancer or the Ebola virus

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That's like wondering which is worse prostate cancer or the Ebola virus

Exactly. Both would be a disaster.

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Now Romney says he will vote for Cruz but Rubio is hoping he will be voted. GOP has to choose one of liar s instead of Kasich?

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It is fascinating that so many Lefty's are concerned about Trumps suggestion that should Republican establishment politicians at the Republican convention thwart the will of the majority of Republican primary voters some Republicans may take to the streets against other Republicans.

Won't happen. What are they going to do throw their expensive golf clubs at each other? Use their Rolex watches like a set of Brass knuckles? -Not.

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I think I'm starting to see Trump's real goal here. He wants to really break the old system and tear it all down. Which, while actually having Trump as the US leader would be the last thing I'd want, I like that he is trying to break the old, tired system the US is operating on. There needs to be a complete overhaul and reform it all. Flush the entire toilet. Trump is the hell fire Chipotle burrito turd that's gonna break the commode.

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Won't happen. What are they going to do throw their expensive golf clubs at each other? Use their Rolex watches like a set of Brass knuckles? -Not.

Aside from your odd assumption that Democrats don't golf or wear Rolex watches, you are right. Republicans don't riot - even if democracy is taken from them. Democrats, on the other hand, will riot if they are forced to pay for their own frappuccinos.

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I am voting for "Trump"! Everyone I vote for always loses!

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"you are right. Republicans don't riot " Bundies

Moderator: We have instructed you before that "Bundies" is not an acceptable word.

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Aside from your odd assumption that Democrats don't golf or wear Rolex watches

Not what I meant. The ones who are so grown up, they walk into a lawfully gathered assembly, curse at everyone, flip their middle fingers, create a lion's den and then portray themselves as "victims" of racial violence because they deservedly got "clobbered" by an old geezer.

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"I am voting for "Trump"! Everyone I vote for always loses"! That seems like how it always goes I don't blame ya, but I've gotten disgusted with politics.

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I know I will. George Soros can go play in traffic.

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Quick question... was it a self annointed intellectual liberal that coined the phrase 'intellectual liberal'?

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Quick question... was it a self annointed intellectual liberal that coined the phrase 'intellectual liberal'?

Quick answer. No. "Intellectual liberal" is only used by Faux News fanatics to refer to people that they hate.

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"Intellectual liberal"

What's wrong with that?

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Trump's a joke, and a bad one at that. I was originally inclined to think that he was a Democrat plant, but now I am not so sure.

His rise is like Jeremy Corbyn's to the Labour Party leadership in the UK - driven by a disillusioned group of voters who are ill-informed, ill-advised and looking for a change, no matter how ludicrous that change may be.

America will see sense when faced with a vote - clown Trump will have no chance.

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“I think that would be an absolute disaster. I think the people would quite rightly revolt,” Cruz told CNN.

So Ted Cruz says the same thing....and everyone bashes Trump. Both are merely stating that it would be a tragedy to ignore the voters and if this were to happen the people will not stand for it.

Perhaps instead of Riot or Revolt they should have said Demonstrate. If the majority of the people have spoken then you need to honor that. I have very little faith in the parties and to block the leader then install your puppet would erase any remaining respect I have.

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"U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump warned on Wednesday of riots if he is denied the party’s presidential nomination and pulled the plug on a scheduled debate among candidates, " - article

Trump quit the debates because he represents racists and religious prejudice and refuses to answer for his bigots.

"Perhaps instead of Riot or Revolt they should have said Demonstrate. If the majority of the people have spoken then you need to honor that. I have very little faith in the parties and to block the leader then install your puppet would erase any remaining respect I have. - comments

One's complaint is the Republican Party is disgusted with Trump's racists. Trump's racists will riot the Republican National Convention. Trump's racists will commit violence to demand a candidate the Republican Party find repulsive.

Why isn't Trump running his own campaign since he's a genius who knows more and better than anyone else. Why would Trump's racists want to dirty their integrity with the deceit and treason of the Republican Party?

Isn't the answer Trump's racists want a chance to shoot people and preferably anyone of color? Trump himself plays the innocent, his fans are the worst of the American bigots and the RNC hasn't the backbone to tell Trump his racists aren't welcome.

Rage on little bigots. The whole world is watching and the whole world knows what Trump's bigots are.

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