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5 Ways You Know Trump Knows Trump Is Losing

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault attend a church service, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

This is the video that should never stop terrifying America.

Just a little over a year ago, the idea of Donald Trump becoming the Republican nominee for president was a joke — especially to many of the people who get paid the most to inform the public about politics. The press largely saw his candidacy as a harmless ratings boost. So they fed off his nativist bleating for the sweet sugar of a high ratings and access to a famous-for-being-famous guy who wore makeup than they did.

Democrats nervously watched as Trump stampeded the GOP, surfing on waves of agony and ecstasy.

Liberals couldn’t help but be a bit giddy at watching a party on the verge of nearly unprecedented political domination seemingly stick a fork into its own prospects. But they had to be horrified seeing how eager the press is in feeding interest in the election by boosting the prospects of a man who makes mockery of their questions, the truth and the most basic requirements to be president.

Republicans and the press refused to take Trump seriously. Maybe it wouldn’t have mattered.

But Democrats don’t seem to be making that mistake.

President Obama is set to take his 50+ percent approval rating on the road for a dozen appearances on behalf of Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders will begin stumping for Clinton and Senate Democrats on Labor Day in New Hampshire. You can expect to see Vice President Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Michelle Obama on the campaign trail along with aspiring First Dude Bill Clinton, who will likely outdo his 2012 marathon that saw dozens of appearances on behalf of President Obama.

Meanwhile the Clinton campaign will exploit its significant cash and field advantage, which already seems to be delivering with polls that show Democrats performing nearly as well with likely voters as they do with registered voters, a rare phenomenon in recent elections.

While the national numbers are tightening, as they almost certainly will continue to do before Election Day, all signs are pointing to a Republican Party in actual disarray.

“The plan to get to 270 electoral votes remains unclear,” Politico reported last week. “The battleground state deployment plan is a work in progress. Money from big donors is slowing to a trickle. And aides are confused about who’s calling the shots.”

Trump can still win, of course. But his prospects are bleak if you believe, as the latest YouGov/CBS News poll tells us, that Clinton is leading in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Romney won North Carolina and Trump is this far outperforming the GOP nominee only in Iowa. Trade the Tar Heel State for the Buckeye state and Clinton outperforms Obama’s 2012 electoral college landslide by 9 electoral votes.

But the best sign that Democrats are successfully taking the threat of Trump presidency no matter how often they mock him is that Trump finally seems to get that he’s losing.

Here’s how we know that realization that he’s losing is finally sinking through Trump’s toner:

  1. Affirmations replacing confirmation.
    Trump’s tweets increasingly seem like a man who is trying to convince himself of something. “People will be very surprised by our ground game on Nov. 8,” he tweeted last week. “We have an army of volunteers and people with GREAT SPIRIT! They want to !” He’s right that people will be surprised if he has any ground game at all. The problem is Clinton probably will have the most advanced ground game in American history. Trump needs to outperform Mitt with either minority voters or white voters. He’s doing worse with both. That’s because Trump’s gains with working class white voters are being drowned out by his losses with college-educated white voters, especially women. No wonder you don’t see him tweeting or ranting about many polls that show him winning anymore. And when he does, the tweets brag about him barely leading in Utah, a state Romney nearly won by triple digits.
  2. “Hardening” and “softening.”
    With all this talk of “softening” and hardening”, you’d think Trump’s campaign was being managed by Cialis. A few weeks ago Trump suggested that he was “softening” on immigration. A few days later, he suggested that some people were calling it a “hardening.” This has become a constant pattern in his general election campaign. He makes a desperate attempt to seem calm and presidential, by say visiting with the president of Mexico, and then immediately negates his own effort by giving an anti-immigrant speech that turns off the exact voters he just aimed to win over.
  3. Still working on securing his base.
    Trump obviously feels most comfortable appealing to the working class Republicans who gave him the Republican nomination. He can’t help appealing to them at the cost of a strategy that could win over the college-educated Republicans he needs. His immigration speech promised millions of deportations at worst and a version of self-deportation scheme that cost Mitt the Latino vote. But the tone was right out of the Alt-Right/white nationalist playbook, speaking to voters who fear the future — voters who already voting Trump. Even if this is his path to victory, it’s a recipe for destroying the Republican Party.
  4. Blame game has begun.
    Without polls to beat his chest about, Trump has begun casting blame for his lost on the chimera of voter fraud, an especially disgusting tact given how the North Carolina GOP’s attempt to disenfranchise black voters by focusing on this fraud of a anti-fraud effort has been finally exposed and hindered by the courts. This attempt to delegitimize any Clinton victory is dangerous and probably unprecedented — and it’s speaks to a narcissist preparing himself for the shaming of a lifetime. But if Trump goes down in November, it will likely by difficult for him to focus his anger on just a fantasy of another conspiracy. Instead you’ll likely see Team Trump turn fire on the Republican National Committee and an RNC no longer beholden on the candidate for fundraising return fire. Trump’s de factor campaign manager and son-in-law Jared Kushner has already suggested that “the national committee might not be giving Mr. Trump all the support he was due.”
  5. Focusing on an exit strategy.
    It’s difficult to believe that Trump would turn his millions of backers on the GOP, unless you recognize that he’s following the exact business model conservatives have indulged in for years to move the party in its direction: painting the establishment as the source of all evil. Speculation about Trump using his candidacy to launch his own media empire suggests a profit motive for fracturing the audience of GOP and its main press outlet — Fox News. And Trump’s unwillingness to engage in any minority outreach that doesn’t stink of a blatant swindle to win over anxious white voters suggests that he’s more interested in keeping his base loyal than winning an election. This is probably because he realizes that by actually softening his image to win over new voters at this point would be far too little, way too late. At this point, his best hope is to stick to “his brand” and pray for the press that financed his primary campaign to find some way to put him in the White House.

Photo: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault attend a church service, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., September 3, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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  1. charleo1 September 5, 2016

    The article, all true, (we hope.) But here’s the deal. Keith Ellison, and pollster Nate Silver are correct when they say, Trump could win. And we cannot, and must not, let let this man become our next President. Period! Which means when it comes to voting, we must. We cannot get too busy, or forget to register, to find our polling places. ( Yes, they are, “hiding,” them.) If you haven’t voted in a while you may find your usual polling place has been closed. The new one is often father away, so we must secure a ride if we need one, ask our friends if they need rides too! If we need help in understanding the new registering, or voting processes, (many have changed) help is available via phone or internet, at your local county elections HQ.

    If you haven’t voted in a while, you may find it a very different experience. As long lines in some Red States have been intentionally created as a deterrent to busy workers, or students with classes, or parents with young children from exercising their most basic Right. Disgusting, and undemocratic as it is, many must now think beforehand about things like arranging childcare, and finding ways to go to the polls early if we can. Or, remember to arrange with employers in advance: To arrive a little late, or leave work a little early, or take a longer lunch. Yes, I’m begging, and I don’t care….

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    1. yabbed September 5, 2016

      Fortunately, there aren’t enough uneducated, racist, misogynist, white supremacists in this country to elect a Donald Trump.

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      1. Jan123456 September 5, 2016

        I pray you are correct.

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      2. charleo1 September 5, 2016

        I agree. And we’ve seen this kind of ugliness in the past. Still and all, it’s very hard in ways real and imagined to endure. Especially for those that believe in their souls we are so much better, and smarter than what is being said on our national stage, in a very visible Presidential contest, no less. For me, it seems so personal, because it is so painful. And the only relief, the only way to redeem ourselves, to make things right, is by defeating it. And the more soundly the better. So it doesn’t return to embarrass us all once again.

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      3. Dominick Vila September 5, 2016

        I hope you are right. According to Nate Silver, the only pollster to call the outcome of the 2012 election correctly, this election is too close to call.

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        1. Mama Bear September 6, 2016

          but….a new look at the electorals shows a much brighter picture.

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        2. cthetruth September 6, 2016

          I cannot believe that just because the wolf has put on sheep’s clothing in the past few weeks that people are now saying that he is changed. Really! He cannot even read from a TelePrompTer in an intelligent manor, or read from notes where he sounds believable.I cannot believe the American people want this vile, narcissistic, vulgar, unknowledgeable, self serving, racist, evil human being as a representative of this country. It is humiliating for us as a nation and surely weakens us in the world. The fact that Trump praises Putin( probably because he is indebted to him) and Putin praises him( because he knows praising him will get him what he wants) should make any reasonably thinking person to run for the hills!

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          1. Jmz Nesky September 12, 2016

            Not run to the hills but rather reconsider their stupidity.

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          2. cthetruth September 12, 2016

            Sorry for the spelling( manor) manner) Sometimes In the heat of the moment I don’t check my spelling.

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          3. Jmz Nesky September 12, 2016

            No apologies needed.. First I’m not a grammar Nazi and second it was easy enough to understand what you meant..

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    2. markkraft September 5, 2016

      I have been volunteering a few hours a week with the Clinton campaign since the DNC and have helped register over a dozen new Clinton voters in battleground states, plus convinced several others to vote for her… and it didn’t take much time either. You can even make a big difference if you are in a blue or red state.

      Go to http://www.hillaryclinton.com/events , enter in your zipcode, and find an event near you to help at. All the polls are predicated upon equal grassroots efforts from both side… but a big victory will come if our get-out-the-vote efforts are overwhelmingly stronger than Trumps.

      Be a part of that. You won’t regret it, and you’ll have fewer worries that maybe we aren’t doing enough to win.

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    3. Dominick Vila September 5, 2016

      Early is an excellent option for those who don’t want, or can’t, spend a long time in line, and for those who take care of children or elderly parents!

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  2. yabbed September 5, 2016

    Trump as a candidate for the presidency of the United States has made America a laughingstock in the world. Trump as the Republican candidate for the presidency has ruined the GOP for decades to come.

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    1. tbs September 5, 2016

      This article is so full of mistakes and pure lies like the bs media! But then what can one expect with Soros/Clinton/Obama pulling the fraud strings, as they did, in the last election and are doing again, in this one, to take over and destroy our country!
      Wake up people before it is too late and your constitution/Bill of rights are gone and we are slaves to their ideas of a NWO/NAU!

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      1. timmfr30 September 5, 2016

        paranoid or what?

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        1. Jmz Nesky September 12, 2016

          It’s gotta be “or what” because if it was true paranoia then they would be scared shitless in having this sub-human take the helm and ‘trump’ us all.

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      2. Joan September 5, 2016

        OMG, LOL. Don’t you just love being extorted to “wake up” as though it is us caught in the fever dream of Trump support. George Soros as the boogey man is also laughable since we have real tyrants, and war criminals in full throated support of the Donald – even using cypher fraud in their efforts. Anyone think Putin is a big fan of our bill of rights?

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      3. CrankyToo September 5, 2016

        You were ahead after the first seven words, and should have quit right then. Everything after “mistakes” is pure wingding horsesh!t.

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        1. TZToronto September 5, 2016

          Not to mention that the Soros/Clinton/Obama conspiracy to rig the 2014 election seems to have run off the rails for the Democrats.

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      4. Jon September 5, 2016

        Heil Trump. If only more media followed the lead set by Fox News, the Daily Stormer, Breitbart News, The National Enquirer, Rush Limbaugh, Occidental Quarterly, Stormfront, the National Policy Institute, Vanguard News Network, Infowars with Alex Jones, The 700 Club and CBN News with Pat Robertson, VDARE, The Blaze with Glenn Beck, Infostormer, the Derek Black Show, and The Political Cesspool, to name just a few, we would have fair unbiased, honest and thoughtful news. America can shove that Constitution in the garbage. Who need a Constitution when there is Donald Trump to rule the USA? Keep up your good work and put the mud people in their rightful place– under our boots. Keep it real. Keep telling it like it is brother.

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        1. dtgraham September 5, 2016

          Would you really want an America without these media outlets?

          Remember when Fox News assured all of us that Santa Claus is really white? Unfortunately also a socialist, but nevertheless still white. Who can forget Glenn Beck educating the nation that the definition of science is, “anything involving God.” How about Alex Jones informing his listeners, after the SCOTUS made gay marriage legal, that all hell had broken loose and they could now legally marry their Confederate flag painted AR-15. Likewise, none of us will forget Breitbart informing the country that the bird who landed on Bernie Sander’s podium during the primaries….was a Communist.

          Without these fine political operations…uhhhh media outlets, where would the fear, the hatred, the racism, and the lies come from?

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          1. Jon September 5, 2016

            Hey these seem to be the primary sources of information for a significant number of Trump supporters. The trolls check out sites like this just to spew the lies and hatred learned from their media gods and goddesses. Trump must never gain access to the nuclear codes. The people who love this country must work hard to make sure he is not elected.

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          2. cthetruth September 12, 2016

            Trump with the nuclear code scares the hell out of me. I will do my part Jon!

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      5. charleo1 September 5, 2016

        How can I be a slave to an acronym I can’t figure out what the letters mean?Help me solve the mystery of how the elections are full of fraud, without the courts, and jails being full of fraudsters? Or, how one fraud case was linked to Clinton or Soros, or something. Please, tell me how these strings work?
        I want so much to be a dedicated conspiracy theorists. But I need help finding all the right blinders, and memorizing all the fancy acronyms necessary to be a really good one like you.

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      6. King of America September 5, 2016

        Oh no not Soros! We can’t let him anywhere near the election – which rules out Trump, who (unlike Clinton) owes Soros hundreds of millions of dollars.

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        1. cthetruth September 12, 2016

          Trump owes everyone hundreds of millions of dollars!

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      7. plc97477 September 7, 2016

        Does tbs stand for “the bullshitter”?

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  3. towercam September 5, 2016

    Wow, super hyperbole and misspelling, all in one article! What sub-professional work will you do next? Shame on you.
    Go back to school or at least hire somebody to proof your work!
    At a real business, you’d be fired or put on probation for this poorly done article.

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    1. Jan123456 September 5, 2016

      No, you would not.

      I worked for a Fortune 100 company for decades. My boss didn’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re” and used them interchangeably. Many people did not know that adverbs and adjectives were grammatically different. The younger people often used texting short-hands in e-mails.

      Although I admired my colleagues in India for their knowledge of English (if only I could speak any 2nd language as well as they did English) they made their share of errors also.

      No, you would not.

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      1. TZToronto September 5, 2016

        Apparently, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax are no longer taught in school. In addition, simple use of a pen or pencil is becoming a lost art. I pity teachers, professors and their assistants who have to read and grade exams that are handwritten because (1) young people do not know how to write (as in cursive), (2) they don’t know how to write (as in style and mechanics of writing), and (3) tend to look for shortcuts in their writing rather than planning and effectively executing their work. My guess is that this piece may have been written rather hastily, which is why the ideas are there but the proofreading is lacking.

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        1. latebloomingrandma September 5, 2016

          I think there is too much time spent on STEM, important subjects for sure, but the loss of English language skills and writing, plus history and civics is a real, detrimental loss for today’s students.

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        2. Mama Bear September 5, 2016

          I spent my career as a publisher and in defense of this publication please take a moment and appreciate the enormous task it is to publish a daily. In the “good old days” of large ad revenues we had copy editors, technical editors and lots of what we called “bullpen editors” – all people with degrees in the English language who read and re-read articles before sending to print or web. Those days went away as the ad revenue went down down down and the ones who lost their jobs were the technical and copy editors. So….stop bellyaching and appreciate this for what the publisher is trying to provide. If you can’t bring yourself to do that then you will never be happy here so maybe you should just move on.

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          1. TZToronto September 5, 2016

            Oh, I do understand the difficulties you mention. I believe that the imminent demise of the daily newspaper and the weekly magazine is tragic in that thoughtful commentary and in-depth reporting have been replaced by superficial “analysis” of the latest soundbite. The soundbites are important, of course, but they are the trees that a prevent clear view of the forest–but what else do we have these days? So we have to put up with the occasional piece full of spelling errors, but I try to appreciate the content when the writing mechanics are less than stellar. My own bete noire (sorry I don’t have the circumflex) happens to be small, preventable errors in spelling and grammar, but that’s just me. I know how difficult proofreading can be, especially when writing undergoes several edits. I often fall victim to rewrite errors myself, so I don’t consider these errors to be fatal flaws.
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          2. dpaano September 7, 2016

            How many times are you going to repeat this mantra……

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          3. Mama Bear September 8, 2016

            until these idiots stop bellyaching about misspelled words and incorrect syntax:)

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        3. CrankyToo September 5, 2016

          Yeah, but c’mon TZ, if you were submitting this piece for publication, wouldn’t you at least proof your own writing before hitting the ‘send’ button? This ain’t exactly rocket surgery.

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          1. Mama Bear September 6, 2016

            did you not read what he wrote? he was discussing how a piece goes thru several re-writes AFTER the original writer submits it and that is where these errors occur. You are way too quick to judge after half reading something!

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          2. CrankyToo September 6, 2016

            Crikey! You’re more obnoxious than I am!

            I don’t know how it is that you don’t understand my point, to wit: that if you’re going to write an article for wide distribution (i.e. a national audience), you ought to be able demonstrate a modicum of literacy. And if you’re going to promulgate such an article, you ought to edit/proofread it before distributing it.

            The author of this article either can’t spell or can’t be bothered to proof what he/she writes (see other pieces by @LOLGOP for proof of that). And the publisher obviously doesn’t have the wherewithal to correct articles before publication (particularly on the weekends). The National Memo needs to set standards for its reporters’ submissions, and insist on compliance with those standards before publishing any piece.

            If you’re going to do something (whatever it is), make every effort to do it correctly – especially when the whole world’s watching. Have pride in yourself, in what you do and what you produce. And be cognizant of the fact that, sometimes, the best you can do is just not good enough.

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          3. Mama Bear September 6, 2016

            I understand what you wrote, completely, so perhaps you would be happier reading something more perfect.Maybe something that goes thru a peer review process and many edits prior to publishing. Those are the only “perfect” reads I am aware of…..as a rule paid for by medical and scientific societies as part of their membership dues. Bye now.

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          4. CrankyToo September 6, 2016

            I’m not looking for perfection. I’m looking for pride in authorship. And that’s a reasonable expectation.

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          5. Mama Bear September 6, 2016

            absolutely it is. Did you write to the publication? We can bitch and moan forever here but unless you express yourself to the publisher (ideally) or the editor it’s like…as my brothers used to say “whistling at a pretty girl in the dark – you are the only one who knows what you mean”.

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          6. CrankyToo September 6, 2016

            From my perspective, I’m talking to the author, the editor AND the publisher when I post a comment on this website. Which, if you really are following me, gets us right back to my original point.

            If I’m the author, I’m going to at least read my own damned writing and make an honest effort to see that it’s factually and grammatically correct before handing it to my editor. Then I’m going to see what the readership has to say about the piece. In other words, I’m going to take pride in my authorship.

            If I’m the editor, I’m going to at least read your piece, and massage it, if necessary, before I put it out there for general consumption. In other words, I’m going to take pride in my editing.

            If I’m your publisher, I’m going to set standards for my staff and insist on compliance. And I’m going to take a little time out of my day to read what my editors are publishing. I’m going to take pride in what’s disseminated to the whole world in my name.

            Those are examples of how we used to behave as a society. Back when we had standards. Back when we really WERE great.

            To hell with it…. Maybe you’re right. Maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m the one who doesn’t understand. Maybe my problem is that I come from a military tradition, an environment where people can still die even when things are done “good enough”. Maybe, at age 64, I should finally abandon my out-of-style personal philosophy that even though one may never achieve perfection, one should always shoot for it. Always!

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          7. Mama Bear September 6, 2016

            you must be a Taurus 🙂

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          8. CrankyToo September 6, 2016

            Aquarius.

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          9. dpaano September 7, 2016

            No, I’m a veteran too, and I agree wholeheartedly with you…..people don’t know how to spell, punctuate, or publish a complete sentence anymore! It’s pretty sad!

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          10. Jmz Nesky September 12, 2016

            Well, often I’ve concluded that many times when people get hot under the collar they don’t take the time to edit so as not lose the anger that caused them to post in the first place, or they simply don’t want to lose their train of thought.

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    2. Mama Bear September 5, 2016

      OK. I get what you are saying about editing. I spent my career as a publisher and in defense of this publication please take a moment and appreciate the enormous task it is to publish a daily. In the “good old days” of large ad revenues we had copy editors, technical editors and lots of what we called “bullpen editors” – all people with degrees in the English language who read and re-read articles before sending to print or web. Those days went away as the ad revenue went down down down and the ones who lost their jobs were the technical and copy editors. So….stop bellyaching and appreciate this for what the publisher is trying to provide. If you can’t bring yourself to do that then you will never be happy here so maybe you should just move on.

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  4. nratt September 5, 2016

    Copy editing matters.

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    1. Jock40 September 5, 2016

      Copy editors are an endangered species. News outlets and newspapers are jettisoning them at record speed to help balance the books and they’re now as rare as real hair on Trump’s head. It’s a shame nobody was able to edit this story as it’s an interesting read.

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      1. Anna Maria Yoakum September 20, 2016

        You’re right. I’ve noticed the same thing in my local newpaper; missing words, misspelled words, and typos. It is certainly not like it was 20 or 30 years ago. But I did enjoy the article and, like you, found it interesting.

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    2. Mama Bear September 5, 2016

      how much does it matter? would you be willing to pay for this content in order to hire copy and/or technical editor?

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  5. FT66 September 5, 2016

    I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but the way I see it, there is no way Trump will win this election. In those red states where he is doing very well, carry only single digit EV (Electoral Votes). If you do simple math these red states don’t carry him anywhere. He can’t win election with Texas which has double digits EV plus the rest of red states with single digits. The math doesn’t add up. All in all it will depend on turn out. I encourage those who have early voting, please use your chance. Go and vote early, that will take off any burden out of your shoulder and also stop those who want to destroy the right to exercise our democracy.

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  6. CrankyToo September 5, 2016

    What in the world???????????

    Come on National Memo!!! You need to stop publishing pieces from this illiterate “reporter” who calls him/herself @LOLGOP. This person writes like someone who’s in their fifth year of fourth grade.

    Please note that my remarks have nothing to do with content or context vis-a-vis this person’s articles; only with their complete and utter inability to communicate ideas in an educated manner; a manner befitting a national publication.

    Who in the hell is in charge at your house, anyhow? C’mon, Joe Conason, get in the game, would you?

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    1. TZToronto September 5, 2016

      My sentiments exactly. The content of the piece is thoughtful, but the lack of simple proofreading damages the delivery.

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      1. Mama Bear September 5, 2016

        please see my remark to CrankyToo, above.

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        1. CrankyToo September 5, 2016

          Please see my reply to Mama Bear, above.

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    2. Mama Bear September 5, 2016

      OK. I get what you are saying about editing. I spent my career as a publisher and in defense of this publication please take a moment and appreciate the enormous task it is to publish a daily. In the “good old days” of large ad revenues we had copy editors, technical editors and lots of what we called “bullpen editors” – all people with degrees in the English language who read and re-read articles before sending to print or web. Those days went away as the ad revenue went down down down and the ones who lost their jobs were the technical and copy editors. So….stop bellyaching and appreciate this for what the publisher is trying to provide. If you can’t bring yourself to do that then you will never be happy here so maybe you should just move on.

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      1. CrankyToo September 5, 2016

        You must be joking!!! You spent your career as a publisher and you regard this “reporting” as acceptable for a national publication? What did you publish… comic books?

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        1. Mama Bear September 5, 2016

          I did not say any such thing. I was discussing lack of editing. For your information I published medical journals, hardly comic books.

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  7. markkraft September 5, 2016

    Don’t just vote… get involved. Go to http://www.hillaryclinton.com/events , enter your zipcode, and find a local event you can attend. Even outside of battleground states, we are making calls, raising money, and sending volunteers to areas where the race is close to register voters and talk to people.

    All the polls?! They are predicated upon both sides having an equal grassroots get-out-the-vote effort. That means if you get involved in getting everyone on our side registered and voting, we can easily win… but we all have to do the work!

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    1. CrankyToo September 5, 2016

      Kudos to you, markkraft. I have the highest regard for people, like yourself, who back up their convictions with their time and their treasure. Keep up the good work.

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  8. ivory69690@yahoo.com September 5, 2016

    5 ways he knows he losing . well one thing it all started at birth and when he was old enough and knew he was alive . then learned how to start his fraud , con and scamming all the people . then he though he could get away with it all his life . and now people are seeing ( many already knew ) as the true POS EVIL SOB he is . so at first his cheating to win wasn’t going to work all the time and its then he knew at the end he would be the loser he is today . the arrogant self centered attention seeking retard with the mind set of a problem child

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  9. AF 70-74 September 5, 2016

    Whatever happened to “you’re going to win so much, you’ll get tired of winning . . . ?” Hmmm! Are we in the “flip” mode or the “flop” mode?

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  10. TZToronto September 5, 2016

    Since I live outside the United States, I registered to vote in Connecticut, my last state of residence. I just checked to make sure I am registered to receive an absentee ballot, and I’m good to go.

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    1. charleo1 September 5, 2016

      I would put your comment on the map. Hold it up as an example of how all Americans could, and should be doing their Cvic, Patriotic, and freedom loving, duty. I’d call it: (with your permission of course,) “Good to go!” With TZ Toronto! Booyah!

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      1. dtgraham September 5, 2016

        Good one. I like it. I just hope they don’t get the wrong idea that it’s some kind of immigration slogan from Toronto if Trump wins.

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        1. charleo1 September 5, 2016

          I keep saying if Trump wins, that wall is not to keep Mexicans out.
          But Americans in, when Canada closes its borders to keep fleeing Americans from taking jobs Canadians don’t want to do.
          Proving once again, what goes around, comes around.

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          1. dtgraham September 6, 2016

            I couldn’t blame Trump for putting up that Canadian border wall. If you don’t have a wall on the northern border, I’m telling you there’s gonna be maple syrup & Canadian bacon trucks on every corner.

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          2. charleo1 September 6, 2016

            I can think of worse things than maple syrup, and Canadian bacon.
            I’d probably gain 200 lbs. But other than that, we’re good.

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          3. dtgraham September 6, 2016

            At that point we’d have to get you enrolled in that Canadian weight watchers program, eh eh.

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  11. Jock40 September 5, 2016

    They seem to be almost level in polling so doesn’t that mean it’s a 50-50 proposition now? What a nightmarish thought. It looks bad to me the way he keeps getting the support to hang in there, like some monster in a horror movie that refuses to die. Maybe they can’t drive a stake through his heart because he doesn’t have one. I don’t really understand how the electoral votes work, it’s a bit over my head. I can’t see how that disadvantages him. The current polling has me afraid. I felt a lot happier when Clinton was polling 10 ahead. I thought Comrade Trump was a dead candidate walking at that stage. Too close for comfort now.

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    1. Mama Bear September 5, 2016

      Jock, the electoral college is the mechanism that actually elects the President. Each state has “X” number based on population in that state. When a candidate wins the most votes in a state the state’s electoral votes go to that candidate. Here is a box score that you can use to follow along, so look at the states with the highest number of electoral votes and those are the ones needed by Hillary.
      https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/allocation.html

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      1. Jock40 September 5, 2016

        Gotcha, thanks.

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  12. Mama Bear September 5, 2016

    I don’t believe winning the Presidency was ever his end game. Not sure what it actually is but you can rest assured it has to do with what he can gain financially. Nothing more.

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    1. King of America September 5, 2016

      Like Palin before him (although Trump is an order of magnitude better at it), he’s simply grifting.

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    2. Insinnergy September 5, 2016

      Looking heavily like a women-harassing, racist, homophobic, bigoted, Conservative-voter-centric, dumpster-fire media empire at the moment.

      Think Fox News… but dumbed down, and with more racism and less honesty.

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    3. cthetruth September 12, 2016

      I agree 100%. It is all about his personal gain. He is not what he says he is and to add to that his hotel business is down 60% because of his big hateful mouth!

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  13. Aaron_of_Portsmouth September 5, 2016

    Considering the salient points mentioned about a flaming Lord Fauntleroy out of control, the comparison with CIALIS is notable as is this:

    “…and it’s speaks to a narcissist preparing himself for the shaming of a lifetime. But if Trump goes down, it will likely by difficult for him to focus his anger on just a fantasy of another conspiracy.”

    Anyone with an ounce of spirituality will readily see that narcissism is a severe and overwhelming affliction under ordinary circumstances, and is as the “kiss of death” when running for President.

    A narcissist by definition is immature to work with world leaders on any level or relate to a diversity of people and groups whatever the country may be. However, the vast majority of Trump supporters have abandoned their allegiance to God and the requisite expectation of acting in a humane, responsible, and empathetic manner.

    Trump is clearly incapable of improving this aspect of his life and is doomed whether he wins or loses because of his egregious inattention to his duty to God.

    “O Son of Being! Free thyself from the fetters of this world and loose thy soul from the prison of self. Seize thy chance, for it will come to thee no more.”

    Trump is weighed down by the “fetters” of a narcissistic fetish, and is is imprisoned for his bigoted and shameful business practices while in his father’s employ, and ever since. And it looks like he’s not nearly in the mood to seize his chance before it is irretrievably lost.

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    1. cthetruth September 12, 2016

      Amen!

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  14. waggaze September 5, 2016

    I am thankful Drumpf is ready to crash and burn in this election. Hopefully he will take the alt-right white nationalists with him or they go underground with the Klan. This election has shown the worst of the republican party that with any luck will dissipate entirely into vapor. Dumpster Drumpf and his alt-right white nationalists have demonstrated a Nazi Brown Shirt group can gain momentum in America denoting bigotry, racism and the uneducated can make a destructive impact on our democracy so.many gave their all to protect for our posterity for generations to come.

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  15. ToddElliott Koger September 5, 2016

    “We need a civil-rights agenda for our time,” Mr. Trump said. The remarks were made at Great Faith Ministries to a room filled to its capacity. Mr. Trump’s visit to an economically-depressed section of Detroit church congregation largely populated by African-Americans kicked off his initiative to reach inner-city voters. He called for social unity and pledged to listen to African-Americans.

    “I fully understand the African-American community has suffered from discrimination,” Mr. Trump said. He referenced disparities in education, employment and public safety, and promised to bring “prosperity” to lower-income Americans.

    Prior to the service, Mr. Trump conducted a one-on-one interview with Bishop Wayne Jackson, Great Faith’s pastor and a self-proclaimed lifelong Democrat. That conversation will be aired by the Impact Network on later date.

    Ben Carson, a former rival in the race for the Republican nomination and now an adviser, traveled to Detroit with Mr. Trump and Omarosa Manigault, who runs the campaign’s African-American outreach. Mr. Trump drove around with Mr. Carson to the adviser’s childhood home in Southwest Detroit for a brief visit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dieNd5h_qpw

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    1. King of America September 5, 2016

      I have never seen a more hilarious example of hypocrisy.

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      1. Jon September 6, 2016

        It is hard to stop laughing as you watch it. I couldn’t figure out if it was satirical or meant to be taken seriously.

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    2. A. D. Reed September 5, 2016

      Actually, the church was nearly empty (see link below; entire story here: http://www.politicususa.com/2016/09/03/trump-addresses-empty-church-african-american-photo-op-backfires-detroit.html).

      That’s why the cameras showed only the first five or six rows throughout the event. And of course Drumpf left before the service was half over.

      https://twitter.com/ShaneGoldmacher/status/772091438549139456/photo/1

      As for the “one-on-one interview,” the questions were provided in advance, and the ANSWERS were written out in advance by Drumpf’s staff. It wasn’t an interview: it was a staged performance between two grifters.

      Of course it fools low-information white voters who, like Drumpf, have never set foot in a black church before, but as for the rest of us …

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      1. Jon September 6, 2016

        Yuuuge event. Amazing. Really amazing. They were amazing people. They love Donald Trump. What did we have 14 -15,000 people here? When I got up to dance it was standing room only. Just fantastic. Great people. I told you “the blacks” will vote Trump.

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    3. Independent1 September 5, 2016

      How do you Trump sheeple live with yourselves playing up all these lies to make you too nothing more than a total chump if your fantasy land dreams come true???

      Maybe you should read the Washington Posts Editorial blog and see how much of a chump Trump is even making out of you (A TRUMP CHUMP!! Really has a ring to it doesn’t it!!! Join the clan chump!!)

      From the WaPo:

      The Post’s View

      Donald Trump’s bet: We are all chumps

      A brief excerpt:

      And here’s one more reason those tax returns matter so much: A
      taxpayer must attest to the truthfulness of his or her returns, whereas
      we know that Mr. Trump in many other arenas tells falsehoods. In a book,
      he boasts of his habit of “truthful hyperbole.” On the campaign trail, he repeatedly lies — Muslims celebrated in New Jersey after 9/11, Mr. Trump did not mock a reporter’s disability — and when confronted with contrary video or documentary evidence simply repeats his fiction. Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold has painstakingly exposed Mr. Trump’s falsehoods when it comes to charitable giving.

      What else is he lying about? We don’t know, you don’t know, and Mr. Trump
      seems to believe we can all live with that. Can we? It’s a question Americans will have to answer on Election Day.

      Read More here:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/donald-trumps-candidacy-is-one-giant-insult-to-the-american-electorate/2016/09/04/d3f039b4-7135-11e6-8533-6b0b0ded0253_story.html?utm_term=.06d48ece0432

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      1. Jmz Nesky September 12, 2016

        Aw, let ’em be the chumps they wanna be Todd, it’s probably the most attention they’ve received since their pre-school days.

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    4. Jon September 6, 2016

      This piece of crap propaganda would make Joseph Goebbels proud. Long on windbag and devoid of any specifics appealing to emotion since there is nothing of substance in it. A phony appearance of concern and empty promises he has no intention of fulfilling. Heil Trump.

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      1. Jmz Nesky September 12, 2016

        Did I just sense an arm raised high and the echoed sound of boots clicking? Why don’t you goose step back to the personal liberty digest where you belong wanker.

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  16. Insinnergy September 5, 2016

    It just keeps getting more amusing. 🙂

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  17. fortunev September 5, 2016

    I went to the circus last night. The clowns were really funny and had the audience in stitches. We were waiting for the racist, vulgar talking yam to show up. Good thing it didn’t. Would have spoiled the Spanish-speaking folks with just its mute gawdy presence.

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