23 July 2016

NOW The Media Tells You How They Really Feel:
Trump a 'Cotton-Candy-Haired Mussolini'

'Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech 
was full of misleading statements, twisted facts, + false characterizations'

'Here, at our convention' Donald Trump said while accepting the Republican presidential nomination, 'there will be no lies.' Then he lied:
'I alone can fix it' Trump said of a nation he described as a grim, crime-infested dystopia.

The man who made hyperbole and deception the art of his business dealings delivered an address filled with empty promises, insisting that oft-deceived Americans must learn to trust him...

20 July 2016

'I Lied To Myself For Years
About Who My Allies Were-- NO MORE'

'I ignored my gut and my moral compass'

Donald Trump is my fault as much as anyone else's.

It started way back in 2009-2010 when the Tea Party erupted on the scene.
At the core of the tea party was a principle that I agreed with so much that
I became a conservative activist during that time period. That core was principled, fiscal conservatism and a desire to return to the things that had made America great.

We said it lots of different ways back then. "Take our country back." "Return to the Constitution." It really is embodied quite nicely in Donald Trump's motto: Make America great again.

That's what we wanted. A budget that the country's federal government had to live within. A shrinking bureaucracy. An end to exploding entitlements...

19 July 2016

OWN IT Trumpkins

Trump's DISASTROUS Day One

Donald Trump’s supporters painted a dark and dystopian portrait of an America in decline on Monday, as a parade of people spoke about a country slipping from their grasp, cops getting gunned down in the streets, and their family members slain by illegal immigrants.

But a self-inflicted scheduling blunder — the Trump campaign put the evening’s headliner, Melania Trump, well before the prime-time hour ended — had the networks turning away before the precious hour of free TV had been used up. Worse, her speech bore a striking resemblance to a Michelle Obama speech from 2008.

People inside the hall streamed for the exits as Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn droned on, and NBC wrapped up its hour, after some banter between its anchors,
with a shot of a shockingly empty arena... 

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17 July 2016


16 July 2016

Nice Job Dummies:
Hillary Will Now CRUSH Trump, Entire GOP

The reason has much to do with demographics: Trump has systematically alienated the demographic groups that he will need to win the White House. Four years ago, when Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney in the presidential election, he won by 5 million votes. Starting from that baseline, Trump needs to win back at least 2.5 million votes just to break even in the popular vote. But to do so he would need to improve on Romney’s dismal 27% support among Hispanic voters. That will be hard for Trump, considering that, according to some polls, he’s viewed unfavourably by more than 80% of Hispanics.

This year, an estimated 30% of the US electorate will be non-white. Trump will likely do worse than Romney and win a small fraction of those votes. Then there are his problems with women voters. In 2012, Obama won them by 11 points over Romney. Recent polls show Clinton winning this group by more than 20 points. Of course, while there are no guarantees that these numbers hold up, if just so long as Clinton does as well as Obama did four years ago, she will be very difficult to beat. Right now, she’s outperforming him.

There is also the Democrats’ advantage in the electoral college, the fact that Trump doesn’t have much campaign money and virtually no campaign infrastructure and the fact that many Republicans are trying to distance themselves from him.

Indeed, it’s so hard to see how Trump can win that the real issue for 2016 may not be the White House, but rather Congress, which Republicans currently control and, in the case of an electoral bloodbath for the GOP, could potentially lose. If that were to happen, Hillary Clinton would have a Democratic Congress and the opportunity to push through dozens of pieces of progressive legislation.

Ironically, Trump’s rise, rather than signalling a turn toward nativist, authoritarian politics in the US, could, in the electorate’s rejection of him, usher in a more progressive political era...

Official 'Trump-Pence 2016' Graphic
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15 July 2016

TGIF 'toons

THIS is What You'll Have to Explain-Away
the Rest of Your Life as a Republican if
We Allow Trump the Nomination...