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The Definitive List: Who Deserves Blame For The Nomination Of Donald Trump?

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The Definitive List: Who Deserves Blame For The Nomination Of Donald Trump?

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This week, the Republican Party wrapped itself in the white flag.

Donald Trump has won enough delegates to to guarantee that he will clinch the GOP nomination. And one of his fiercest opponents, Marco Rubio, cozied up to him, almost begging for a chance to speak at the GOP convention — even after Trump attacked the party’s most prominent Latina.

While a few stray #NeverTrumpers can be heard in the distance, complaining that the self-proclaimed billionaire “makes George Wallace look like Churchill” and vowing to never ever vote for a candidate who is the choice of pretty much any strutting online anti-Semite you can find, resistance is futile.

The GOP is now officially Trump’s party. Yet at the same time, “Very Serious People” want us to absolve the GOP for delivering us a candidate whose great public accomplishments include getting rid of the talent portion of beauty pageants, using racism to undermine America’s first black president, and winning a major party’s nomination by vowing to ban 1.6 billion people from entering the country.

Bloomberg’s Megan McArdle tells us not to blame the Republican party for Trump, rejecting the notion that this insecure conman is a “monster that Republican leaders created” and now “broken free of its chains and was hell bent on destroying its former master.”

McArdle seems to reject the notion that conservatives should be responsible for the ideas they’ve advanced over the past 50 years, because voters ultimately ignored the “horrified pleading of conservative leaders and intellectuals” and backed Trump anyway. As if a few months of caution from the “establishment,” which conservatives have been training primary voters to reject since the inception of the movement, was supposed to be more effective than generations of feeding voters carefully coded messages designed to stir up racial and religious resentment.

We know Republicans are responsible for Trump, because you can be assured they’ll take credit for him if he wins. So here’s a quick review of who deserves the most blame.

  1. Republican voters.
    Trump hasn’t expanded the Republican Party — he has exposed it. Almost no who hadn’t been voting Republican for decades showed up to back Trump in the primary. In times past these Republican-leaning voters sat out the primaries and let the party activists decide whom they would back. Very Serious People caution against suggesting that anyone who backs Trump is bigoted. Economic issues are motivating them, we’re told — even though they tend to be richer than the rest of America and consumers in general are about as confident in the economy now as they were before the recession. If you believe in personal responsibility, you must acknowledge that Trump voters are at least tolerant of bigotry in pursuit of whatever they think he’s promising.
  2. The Republican Party
    McArdle rejects the notion that with the Southern strategy, the GOP “cynically decided to go after the South’s angry white racist vote.” She suggests that it was a logical if opportunistic approach to rising crime in America — that just happened to abandon the black vote for generations. But the Republican National Committee’s chairman admitted the underlying racism of its approach in 2005, back when the party was still trying to expand its base. “Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization,” Ken Mehlman said in 2005. “I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong.” Trump’s constant lying and self-revision appear as “honest” to the GOP base, because he says aloud the same things that the party has been hinting and dog-whistling for generations. And the base had been primed to elect someone with no record of or inclination toward public service. “Normally voters might oppose Trump as flat-out unqualified for the job, both by lack of relevant experience and lack of knowledge of government and public affairs,” Jonathan Bernstein responded to his Bloomberg colleague. “But by giving a megaphone to people like Pat Robertson, Herman Cain, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina, Republicans showed their voters what counts as a ‘normal’ Republican presidential candidate — and it isn’t all that different from Donald Trump.”
  3. Fox News and “the media.”
    Trump has no actual credentials to be taken seriously as a candidate for president. But he had the most important credential to be taken seriously as a conservative — an open invitation to appear on Fox News. You can argue that the most popular news channel in the United States took a hostile view of his early candidacy. He was never denied a chance to show up on the channel for more than a few days, however — despite launching what the channel called “an endless barrage of crude and sexist verbal assaults” against its biggest female star. Now it has all but become an informercial for Trump, with the occasional appeals to sanity from Chris Wallace. Trump had been trying to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate for decades; before the 2000 election he got so serious about his possible Reform Party run that he withheld alimony from his ex-wife when she threatened his ambitions. Birtherism made him a conservative hero and when Fox News gave him a platform for this baldly racist attack on Obama, the network trained conservatives to take him and his outrageous conspiracy claim seriously (which may be why many still believe it today). The remaining media haven’t been much better. You are more likely to see an empty Trump podium on CNN waiting to be graced by our Putin with a weave, than a speech from Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. The media legitimize Trump by ignoring his complete lack of policy knowledge, constant mendacity and refusal to release his tax returns. And no interviewer even dares ask about his birtherism now for a simple reason: Mr. Trump doesn’t want to talk about it.
  4. Mitt Romney
    The last Republican nominee for president is one of the few noble #NeverTrumpers who remain steadfast. Why? “I wanted my grandkids to see that I simply couldn’t ignore what Mr. Trump was saying and doing, which revealed a character and temperament unfit for the leader of the free world,” he told the Wall Street Journal. Good for MItt. But it’s the least he could do. When he stood on stage to accept Trump’s endorsement as Trump was still in the midst of his full birther heat, he legitimized the reality star in a way that Fox News never could, all so he could shake off the “challenge” from Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
  5. Ted Cruz and the rest of the Not-Ready-for-2016 Players.
    If there was one man who had the credibility with the conservative base to have stopped Trump before he really got going, it was Ted Cruz. Instead, he kept calling Trump “terrific” right up until the point that Donald went birther on him. Then the Texas Senator looked like a conned fool as Trump questioned his faith, called his wife ugly, and suggested his dad was involved in the JFK assassination. He got what what he deserved and so did Jeb Bush, who shied away from attacking or even defending himself against Trump months earlier. The silence and shrugging of Marco Rubio, who occasionally disagreed with Trump but never condemned his wholesale bigotry and complete unreadiness for the job until it was too late, allowed the casino mogul to build momentum. A dozen men who should have known better allowed their party to became the vehicle for the ambitions of a man who has proved the Republican Party has the immune system of an earthworm.

Photo: Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally to highlight POW-MIA issues on Memorial Day weekend in Washington, U.S. May 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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  1. Dominick Vila May 30, 2016

    I think it is more “why” rather than “who”. Donald Trump has identified the reasons for the fear, anger, or frustration, that so many Americans feel, a lot better than most Democrats have; and he is exploiting those sentiments to advance his improbable candidacy.
    His denunciations of illegal immigrants, Muslims, gays and lesbians, African-Americans, and women, resonate among a large segment of our population. Democrats, and most world leaders, are horrified by what they hear, and the catastrophic consequences of a Trump presidency, ignoring that what he is articulating and his vision of America is identical to what a large percentage of Americans believe. We are dealing with a lot more than just Trump, we are dealing with old prejudices, fear of ethnic and cultural influences on the kind of society that many Americans want to preserve, we are dealing with the refusal of changing paradigms, including allowing a woman to rise to the highest office in the land. Many among us, including the working class, are convinced that labor unions are the reason for our demise, and that giving our corporations everything they want is the answer to all their financial problems. They loathe social programs because they are a product of an evil concept called socialism, and are determined to dismantle the entire social fabric of America, but not quite ready to let grandma move in and support her. Most of us don’t want to engage militarily in someone else civil wars, but many would not mind a little carpet bombing here are there, especially if foreigners foot the bill. Even raising the minimum wage, and subsidizing insurance premiums for those who cannot afford to pay high premiums, are regarded as evil cradle to grave concepts, and something that must be rejected…while protecting subsidies to oil companies who are already posting high profits.
    The biggest challenge for our politicians is to address and change the dichotomy between what is best for us as a nation and society, and what is likely to destroy us, in a convincing way. Trump understands how many Americans feel, and he is using them to advance his own agenda and accomplish his personal goals. We tend to focus on the truth and facts, at a time when make believe and perceptions dominate the psyche and decisions of our population.

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    1. plc97477 May 30, 2016

      I am not sure we can say that a large majority think like trump. 90% of our citizens believe we should have sane gun control laws. Around 70% believe abortions should be legal and safe. Even marriage equality has become a majority of people.

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      1. Dominick Vila May 30, 2016

        …and most Americans support raising the minimum wage, and other issues that are an integral part of the Democratic political platform. Unfortunately, most Republicans – not all – agree with what Trump is saying…even when it is impossible to determine what he is saying.

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    2. Budjob May 30, 2016

      Dominick,The crazies can’t wait for Herr Trump to get his hands on the nuclear codes! Then the U.S.will show the rest of the world who is boss! Scary as Hell isn’t it!

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      1. Dominick Vila May 31, 2016

        Considering the fact that we just launched a new $13B aircraft carrier to our already unmatched naval forces, sophisticated fifth generation jet fighters to engage people firing AK47s from the beds of pickup trucks, and just completed the modernization of our nuclear arsenal, by far the largest and most lethal in the world, I have the feeling that El Trompo’s idea of greatness may be limited to pulverizing those he does not like.

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  2. yabbed May 30, 2016

    The idea of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America is ludicrous. There’s no point saying anything more about it.

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    1. FireBaron May 30, 2016

      Then please make sure your vote counts in November to make sure this fantasy does not become a reality.

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  3. galan75 May 30, 2016

    The article left out the oligarchs … the Koch Brothers and their fellow billionaires … who have effectively bought the GOP, who lost millions upon millions in their financial support of Mitt Romney in 2012; and who gained control of the House, the Senate, many governorships and state legislatures in 2014. Their employees … our elected representatives … danced to their music and became so obstructionist that Trump’s appearance … as well as that of Bernie Sanders … was a natural populist rebuttal.

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    1. AgLander May 30, 2016

      You are a bad speller……the correct spelling is S-O-R-O-S, not K O C H.

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      1. galan75 May 30, 2016

        I agree that Soros does for the Liberals what the Kochs do for the conservatives and libertarians. However, the number of billionaires who funnel money to buy GOP candidates’ fealty and loyalty dwarf the number on the Democratic side. You name others …other than Soros, and I’ll list two members of the Koch cartel for every one of them.

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        1. charleo1 May 30, 2016

          The difference in Soros, and the Kochs is at least as large as the the difference between day, and night. Soros is backing those candidates that promise to tax, and regulate his fortune more, not less. Supporting candidates that promise to protect the earth over profit, Soros is using his billions to empower the masses, at the expense of the monied elite. The Koch Brothers are using their billions to empower themselves at the expense of all others.

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          1. galan75 May 30, 2016

            I should have been more explicit. What I meant was that Soros provides funding for what he champions, and the Koch Brothers cartel provides funding for what they champion. The rationale for their funding couldn’t be more different. You are “spot on” in your reply. Read “Dark Money” by Jane Mayer to find out the depths to which the Kochs have gone to influence the thinking of the electorate.

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          2. AgLander May 30, 2016

            George Soros aided and abetted the Nazis in rounding up Jews during World War II…..he admits it! He has since been a ruthless and predatory currency trader and has bragged about his role in bringing down currencies and economies while he made billions in his currency manipulation. And yet you praise him. Your comment does not enlighten us about Soros, it speaks a dump truck load on your amorality!

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          3. charleo1 May 30, 2016

            Soros was 13 years old in March 1944 when Nazi Germany occupied Hungary.[21] When Jewish children were barred from attending school by the Nazis, Soros and the other schoolchildren were made to report to the Jewish Council, which had been established during the occupation. Soros later described this time to writer Michael Lewis:

            The Jewish Council asked the little kids to hand out the deportation notices. I was told to go to the Jewish Council. And there I was given these small slips of paper…. It said report to the rabbinical seminary at 9 am… And I was given this list of names. I took this piece of paper to my father. He instantly recognized it. This was a list of Hungarian Jewish lawyers. He said, “You deliver the slips of paper and tell the people that if they report they will be deported.”[22]
            So he admitted it, did he? You’re either idiot who can’t see the Fascism in Trump’s deportation polices and blatant attempts at religious cleansing. Or you’re a Fascist yourself, and so support them.

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      2. paulyz May 30, 2016

        And loads of Koch money ISN’T going to Trump, but to Democrats.

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      3. Budjob May 30, 2016

        Aggy,Spell the word FASCIST!!

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  4. FireBaron May 30, 2016

    As a reminder on “The Most Popular News Channel in America”. When they last renewed their FCC license, they were officially listed as “Entertainment”, not as News and Information.

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    1. Jan123456 May 30, 2016

      I am assuming you mean Fox news. This is information I want to keep in my hip pocket for those who use it as sources, but I can’t find that on the FCC site. I do see that some folks want the license revoked…but…can you give me a link to this listing?

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    2. AgLander May 30, 2016

      The FOX News train is not what you see speeding down the tracks with Hillary sitting in a stalled car at the crossing…….that’s the FBI Bullet Train!

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  5. FT66 May 30, 2016

    Anyone who thinks Trump has a chance of winnng election is cheating himself. First of all, Trump launched his campaign by subtracting the important bloc (Latino) which caused Romney to lose the election. He went on with subtracting way of his own winning by poking his finger to other blocs like women, muslims, black lives matter to mention the few. Who in their right mind thinks instead of adding, you do the opposite (subtracting) and end up as a winner?

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    1. charleo1 May 30, 2016

      Exactly! If Rush Limbaugh ran, I believe we would see about the same results as we’re seeing with Trump. A big fish in a small pond comes to big league politics with name recognition, and a mouth. An entertainer that is adored by millions, does not see, nor does he care to appreciate the powerful effects in politics or the motivational incentives created when loathed by the tens of millions of others alienated in the process. So, he ticks off yet another billion more, and his core admirers, already in spastic thrall, cheers all the louder, and he’s in heaven…as an entertainer. As a politician running for the only nationally elected office in government, he’s dead.

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    2. AgLander May 30, 2016

      Whose going to beat him? I hope you haven’t placed any bets on Hillary “soon to be indicted” Clinton!

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      1. charleo1 May 30, 2016

        Trump has beaten Trump. He like you, just don’t know it yet. My bets are with the 70% of women Trump has disqualified himself with. With those 90% of African Americans, and 75% of Latino voters who believe Trump to be a dangerous, demagoguing racists, with Fascist, tendencies. Or on voters like myself, who haven’t developed an end of days death wish. Who haven’t lost their ever loving minds and hope to try out a reality t.v. personality, to see if he might be okay with having the nuclear codes, and the fate of all mankind in his hands for the next four years.

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      2. FT66 May 30, 2016

        Go away with you indicting dreams. The law you are referring to was put in place in1924 when they used noise making typewriters. Now we are using electronic mails. Can you mention which law is in place for using electronic mails?

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        1. Bonissima91910 May 30, 2016

          Thank you!!!!!!

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        2. Moose Man May 31, 2016

          RICO…..

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      3. Dominick Vila May 30, 2016

        Indicted for what? The final OIG report on the e-mail controversy states that she violated State Department POLICY, and the Directive signed by President Obama asking government officials to use the .gov medium. Neither of those findings constitute breaking existing laws. What exactly is she going to be prosecuted for?
        Admittedly, the FBI report has not come out yet, but if it is like the OIG report the only conclusion we can reach is that the government spent millions of dollars, and a lot of time, in a witch hunt.

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        1. FT66 May 31, 2016

          Exactly. I guess so. FBI report will come out the same as OIG report as both did their findings. If they will differ, then it will be going back to square one again while the process of electing a new president won’t be halted.

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      4. Budjob May 30, 2016

        Aggy,I will always cherish my misconceptions I had about you.Not all people are annoying,some are dead.

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  6. charleo1 May 30, 2016

    Trump is not a conservative! Trump is a con man! Trump is a liar! Trump is a cancer on conservatism! A Cancer! OMG! Quotes from the former peanut gallery that was the RW Presidential choices-2016. So, the obviously sarcastic, demeaning question from the lying liberal press? Then, will you support Trump to lead your beloved Nation, if he’s the Republican Party’s Nominee? The standard pap dismissal from every one of these would be leaders of the free world for months? These “brave loyal Americans,” who stood in the public square in front of the world, and declare themselves as singularly the one person with the vision, intelligence, and just a ton of the right stuff, to hold the safety, and security of American Democracy itself in their hands, did declared, “Trump will not be the nominee!” Okay, so much for their vision, judgement, and political acumen. But what about their integrity? Their devotion as patriotic citizens to always hold Country above pint sized party politics? What about that?
    Yes, Trump is a terrible candidate, and a dangerous person for innumerable reasons to have gotten into the position of possibly becoming The President of the United States.
    But before we get into the years of race baited propaganda, Fox News, the lionization of the rich, including Donald Trump. Or the supposed plots of the Leftist’s socialist intent to enslavement the masses, etc, etc. That lives so vividly in the minds of many RW voters. We need only look at the competition from the perspective of those millions of voters who live down the rat hole that is Republican Land, today. Who had only this huge field of RW political nincompoops from which to choose… and Donald Trump.

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  7. kmidlam@yahoo.com May 30, 2016

    I will vote Trump ,think he will do a good job anybody could do a better than Obama anybody

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    1. charleo1 May 30, 2016

      Stop thinking. You’re obviously not very good at it.

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      1. AgLander May 30, 2016

        You’d prefer he join you and your herd of sheep friends?

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        1. charleo1 May 30, 2016

          All I said was, if that’s an example of the kind of conclusions he gets when he thinks, he should stop thinking. At least until he’s got something to seriously think about.

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        2. Budjob May 30, 2016

          Racism is runnining rampant in your corner,isn’t it Aggy??

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          1. AgLander May 30, 2016

            Hmmm….you’re the first one to bring that into it……typical liberal bigot …..everyone is judged by what color they are first and foremost.

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          2. charleo1 May 30, 2016

            If the shoe fits, wear it proudly Aryan.

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          3. AgLander May 30, 2016

            I will…..thank you. And you do the same in wearing that “race pimp” badge you’re thrusting around unsolicited.

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          4. CrankyToo May 30, 2016

            What’s a “race pimp”?

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          5. charleo1 May 30, 2016

            Abraham Lincoln, the most divisive President, in American history for all the right reasons. And they would call him a race pimp!

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          6. AgLander May 30, 2016

            ….still dealing the race card from the bottom of the deck I see. Is there a Joker in there some where for you?

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          7. charleo1 May 30, 2016

            I think not Dixiecrat. It was the GOP that flipped the script on race, post the ’64 Civil Rights Act, and the ’65 Voter’s Bill.
            Moral of the story is, you’re the joker for ever siding with a Con.

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          8. AgLander May 30, 2016

            I suggest you go ask your mom and dad and if they think it’s age appropriate for you to know, they will tell you..

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          9. CrankyToo May 30, 2016

            In other words, you don’t have a clue as to what you’re talking about. You must be another one of those Turd Party dipsh!ts.

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          10. CrankyToo May 31, 2016

            In other words, you don’t have a clue as to what you’re talking about. You must be another one of those Turd Party dipsh!ts.

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          11. charleo1 May 30, 2016

            That’s exactly where the anybody could do a better job than Obama nonsense comes from. What they really mean is they believe any white man would always do a better job than the smartest black man on the planet. So why should Fascism worry them? Fascism is about as politically incorrect as one can get.

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        3. Budjob May 30, 2016

          Here come the Fascists folks! If Der fueher ascends to the Dictatorship of the United States of America,he gets the nuclear codes!Whoopee!!!

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        4. halfwayin May 30, 2016

          Mega dittos rush!

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    2. CrankyToo May 30, 2016

      You’re writing proves you’re illiterate. So of course you’re a Trump supporter. You’re the perfect Turd Party patsy.

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    3. Joan May 30, 2016

      Would you say George W Bush did a better job than our current President? It is my personal opinion that anyone who thinks George W was any less less than a diaster is ill informed, delusional or both. Any political party who are responsible for W and Trump should give serious thought to what said party seems to value and stand for.

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      1. AgLander May 30, 2016

        Maybe if you didn’t associate exclusively with like thinking wing nut liberal mindbots down at Starbucks drinking over priced lattes while congratulating each other on your similar thoughts you might have a chance to activate more than that tiny fraction of your brain currently being used..

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        1. charleo1 May 30, 2016

          What part of the illegal invasion, the outing of a covert CIA agent, the surprise of the 9/11 attacks, the bungling of Afghanistan, the Katrina failure to respond, or the economic collapse, and soaring deficits during the Bush II years, did you miss?

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          1. AgLander May 30, 2016

            And what part of “losing the peace” after we won the wars in both Iran and Afghanistan by the feckless Obama and which led directly to the rise of ISIS fails to penetrate the dark abyss inside your skull????

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          2. charleo1 May 30, 2016

            Since you haven’t learned the difference between Iraq, where we did fight a war, and Iran, where thanks to Obama, we didn’t. I’m pretty sure you need to educate yourself. Start with a good map. Especially on how Obama “lost a peace,” that didn’t exist, unless the taxpayer was willing to maintain 250,000 troops @ $250 billion dollars per year, on an indefinite basis on a war we never should have fought in the first place. Which I’ll tell you they weren’t about to. But you go on with your lame, party first excuses for Bush’s stupidity like the rest of the moronic cons.

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          3. halfwayin May 30, 2016

            Total bullshit ace.

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          4. esmensetoo May 30, 2016

            Wow. You guys have a fantasy to fit every occasion. Republicans are responsible for nothing in your delusional minds. And yet, you all yammer on and on and on and on about “accountability” — with no idea what it means, obviously.

            “an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions”

            This may come as a surprise to you; it means accepting responsibility for YOUR actions — not putting the blame on everybody else.

            If you voted for Bush, man up. He was a disaster — and you share some responsibility for giving him the power TO visit disaster on this country and elsewhere — he blew the lid off the Mideast and unleashed endless war — and collapsed our economy. Did you sleep through all of that?

            Worse president of my lifetime. Of the lifetime of most Americans living today. In terms of the damage he left us with? Definitely the worse president in our history.

            And now you fools have fallen in love with someone even worse.

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        2. Joan May 30, 2016

          Just why is it that are You responding to a question posed to another? Not that I Care what you think; however it boils down to if I would stop drinking lattes and ” activate” my brain I would magically morph into a Trump supporter. And you know this, because of the internet which makes you omniprescensent and obnoxious.

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        3. proterozoic May 30, 2016

          Personally, I associate with many small and medium business owners, who are all expanding and hiring like gangbusters. Obama’s been good for the economy.

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      2. Bill P May 30, 2016

        Joan how could you even think that President Obama is doing better than GW Bush. Here are some #’s to prove this point.

        Bush U3 rate as of 1/2001 – 4.2% – Bush U3 rate as of 1/2009 – 7.8% – Increase of 3.6%

        Obama U3 rate as of 1/2009 7.8% – Obama U3 rate as of 4/2016 – 5.0% – Decrease of 3.8%

        Bush U6 rate as of 1/2001 – 7.3% – Bush U6 rate as of 1/2009 – 14.2% – Increase of 6.9%

        Obama U6 rate as of 1/2009 14.2% – Obama U6 rate as of 4/2016 – 9.7% – Decrease of 4.5%

        Average hourly wage and weekly earnings have been increasing. The average weekly earnings in 1st quarter of 2016 was $823 up from $801 in 1st quarter of 2015. It’s also up from $662 in the 1st quarter of 2006.

        S&P 500 1/21/2001 – 1,342.90 – S&P 500 on 1/21/2009 – 840.24 – Decrease of 502.66 & 37.43%

        S&P 500 on 1/21/2009 – 840.24 – S&P 500 on 5/27/2016 – 2099.06 – Increase of 1,58.82 & 149.82%

        DJIA 1/21/2001 – 10,578.24 – DJIA on 1/21/2009 – 8,228.10 – Decrease of 2,350.14 & 22.22%

        DJIA on 1/21/2009 – 8,228.10 – DJIA on 5/25/2016 – 17,873.22 – Increase of 9,645.12 & 117.22%

        Nasdaq – 1/21/2001 – 2,757.91 – Nasdaq 1/21/2009 – 1,507.07 – Decrease of 1,258.84 & 45.35%

        Nasdaq 1/21/2009 – 1,507.07 – Nasdaq 5/27/2016 – 4,933.50 – Increase of 3,426.43 & 227.36%

        Under GW Bush the annual deficit increased by 2.9% in 2001 and increased by 15.9% in 2008 while under Obama the annual deficit increased by 15.1% in 2009 and only increased by 4.4% in 2015. Under Obama the annual deficit has decreased since 2010.

        Median house prices in US is at a new record level – $321,100

        Regional Sales by Price show an increase in all price level categories of houses with a price of $100K or greater in all of the US.

        Home buying not refinancing is driving force behind the 2.3% increase in mortgage applications
        In their bizarre thinking all of these #’s showing what has taken place while Obama is the president are meaningless. They believe these #’s are either fraudulent or not real. Of course to prove this these trolls would have to actually do research and cite factual proof.

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        1. Paul Bass May 30, 2016

          You DO know cons don’t like “the truth”.

          Cons think facts have a liberal bias, they don’t believe your numbers, they are sticking their fingers in their ears, going “LA La LA…”! 🙂

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          1. Bill P May 31, 2016

            Paul see the comment below yours from halfwayin. The troll is doing exactly what you said.

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        2. halfwayin May 30, 2016

          Prove your numbers a $$ HOLE. GIVE US A LINK. or shut the f#ck up

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          1. Bill P May 31, 2016

            Wow I must have struck a chord with this ANGRY (I guess using capitals denotes more emphasis) troll. Well tough guy here is one link http://portalseven.com/employment/unemployment_rate_u6.jsp
            for the U3 & U6 #’s.

            For the stock indices check
            http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=vviax&ql=1.
            For the rest prove my #’s wrong reread my last sentence in my prior comment, he refers to a lazy troll like you!

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          2. Bill P June 2, 2016

            Hey tough guy haven’t heard from you. Did you use the links, do you know how to use links? You are just a typical troll punk with nothing to offer.

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  8. AgLander May 30, 2016

    Trump would never have gained the tremendous traction he has if it were not for the disaster called Obama. Obama is 100% responsible for the rise of Donald Trump as a politician.

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    1. charleo1 May 30, 2016

      Well why not, right? Obama has been blamed by the RW for all the other disasters. So why not Trump? Look, if these R Wingers wanted to undo the Obama years. If they liked 4 trillion dollar quagmires, and economic collapses, they should have went for Jeb.

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    2. JMMII May 30, 2016

      “Obama is 100% responsible for the rise of Donald Trump as a politician.”

      AgLander. noun; , a recalcitrant, overgrown bully with the mentality of a five year old, who would steal candy from a two year old, expect praise for doing it, and blame it on his four year old sister when he doesn’t get it.

      Curiously, just like a Trump yowler; wilfully ignorant of everything, respectful of nothing, full of praise and excuses for what is loathsome, crass, and pedestrian. Be proud of what you have wrought. “Obama didn’t build this.”

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      1. AgLander May 30, 2016

        O.K……now look up “mental masturbation” because you just posted an excellent example of it with your tossed salad of psycho babble!

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        1. JMMII May 30, 2016

          Of course it went over your head. That’s to be expected.

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          1. AgLander May 30, 2016

            While you’re at it, also look up “delusional”.
            So far we have you confirmed as a delusional, mental masturbator. Is there anything else we need to know about you?

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          2. JMMII May 30, 2016

            Speaking of delusions, I think everyone here would be interested in why you conveniently left out an explanation for why, after reading this article (assuming you did):

            “Trump would never have gained the tremendous traction he has if it were not for the disaster called Obama. Obama is 100% responsible for the rise of Donald Trump as a politician.”

            Unless, of course, we are to take your unimpeachable word for it because blaming Obama for everything under the sun is the eminently reasonable thing to do.

            You’re up….

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          3. AgLander May 30, 2016

            Do guards in the psych ward debate patients wearing straight jackets? I look upon “delusional mental masturbators” the same way……you’re long gone and I just want you to be comfortable.

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          4. JMMII May 30, 2016

            “Witty”, but flaccid, as usual. Your impotence preceded you. You’re way out of your league. Try someplace like Breitbart or World Net Daily, where you’ll be admired for your infantile, one dimensional, indefensible musings.

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          5. AgLander May 30, 2016

            Lunch will be served soon…..please don’t struggle with your restraints….and you got a lot of ’em, most of them are in that make believe world you’ve built around yourself!

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          6. JMMII May 30, 2016

            Still waiting for an explanation for why Obama is 100% responsible for Trump.

            But your ridiculous and feeble grasping attempts at dramatizing as a failed smokescreen are amusingly hilarious if nothing else. Keep up the good work.

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          7. Budjob May 30, 2016

            Aggy,Just a reminder,A hard on does not constitute personal growth!

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          8. Hot Medusa May 31, 2016

            Witty? You’ve given him/her way too much credit; or you were just being polite. His/her posts are the farthest things from “witty” that I’ve read. But you nailed it on the head with, “flaccid.”

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          9. JMMII May 31, 2016

            Witty–Sarcasm. He exceeded my politeness level long ago.

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          10. RED May 30, 2016

            Aww, the typical ignorant Con with the need to believe that they are somehow smarter than everyone else and all others who don’t buy in to their paranoid fantasies must be “pyscho.” Truly it is an common symptom among those infected with the Con sickness, a truly sad and dangerous disease. It renders its victims hopelessly ignorant and stupid. And the worst part is their inability to even recognize, accept, and definitely never admit what morons they are. And since only the ignorant weak minded are susceptible to the Con sickness, its victims start from a a deprived mental ability to begin with, and the damage only continues. Now, watch as the ignorant Con above accuses others of name calling and suggests that they are unable to make arguments so they digress to name calling. Of course, all the while calling other people names and being unable to recognize that no one could, should, or even would argue with their whacked paranoid delusions, you cannot debate with morons who surrendered logic to stupidity a long time ago, you can only shake your head at their total ignorance and the damage they bring on our country and themselves.

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          11. Paul Bass May 30, 2016

            Tsk tsk, ad hominem attacks,

            again, if you got nothing, stop digging your hole!

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          12. Budjob May 30, 2016

            Aggy,If you were twice as intelligent as you think you are,you would still be COMPLETELY stupid! Don’t wait for an acceptance letter in the mail from the Mensa foundation!

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        2. charleo1 May 30, 2016

          When was the last time you mentally master baited anything?

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        3. Paul Bass May 30, 2016

          Attacks on character, rather than topic ALWAYS indicate you got NOTHING!

          Congrats, you’ve descended to “yo mamas fat!” Aren’t you something!

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      2. Hot Medusa May 31, 2016

        BOOM! Best post I’ve read today…that’s how you put someone in their place! Thank you. 😀

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        1. JMMII May 31, 2016

          Thanks, but Trumpian idiots make it so easy. Credit where it’s due. 😉

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    3. Budjob May 30, 2016

      Aggy,Yo Momma should have thrown you away,and kept the stork!

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  9. 2ThinkN_Do2 May 30, 2016

    tRump would not be where he is, if it were not for the Exposure he received the past few years with the Television series: “The Apprentice”

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    1. AgLander May 30, 2016

      If that’s all it takes, I would suggest you become a contestant on “The Apprentice”!

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      1. Budjob May 30, 2016

        Aggy,I’ll give you this,it would appear that you have an inferiority complex,and it is evident that it is justified!

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    2. PrecipitousDrop May 31, 2016

      In a few years, the republican party could run Honey Boo-Boo.
      The Duggars and those weird Duck people — the ones with the beards — are already popular assets on the republican campaign trail. Base voters just love em!

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  10. Billabob Johnson May 30, 2016

    Trump is the result of a Republican campaign of obstructionism to undermine the sitting president, Obama. In another time their actions would be considered treason. But their efforts as blood clots in the arteries of Democracy have produced an inevitable stroke and the Republican Electorate’s reaction is Der Fuerless Donald Trump. Who never served in the military, who never acted as a public servant and was born with a silver spoon. His claim to power – he will institute a “Republican” Revolution, shaking up Washington in a way that is somehow better than what we have today. Ironically – he can probably live up to that implied contract. The question is whether we will survive.
    I agree with some of the comments below – somehow, against all logic, the Republican Electorate expects Donald Trump to fire the bastards in Congress and build his own team, which of course will include the tireless and efficient representative from their district. While the Donald has hugely embraced the uneducated for obvious reasons, they need to add a new word to their vocabulary before their next vote – Gerrymandering.

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    1. AgLander May 30, 2016

      Feel better about yourself now? I doubt it…..liberals stay angry. It’s their special form of happiness! They are happiest when they are angry……go figure.

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      1. halfwayin May 30, 2016

        If by a “Liberal” you mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal”, then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.” JFK

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        1. AgLander May 30, 2016

          1961, John F. Kennedy………”I am committed to men walking on the moon, it WILL happen!”!”

          2016, Barack Hussein Obama…..”I am committed to men walking in women’s bathrooms, it WILL happen!”

          What happened to your party!!!!

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          1. Paul Bass May 30, 2016

            Again ad hominem attacks mean you got nothing.

            And, if they have transgendered, they SHOULD go into the women restroom.
            What, are YOU going to stand in front of your local RR and ask everyone to SHOW their genitals to you? Are you nuts?

            Guess what, they already have been in there for years and NOTHING has happened! Grow up, are you like mentally 12 years old?

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          2. AgLander May 30, 2016

            Please don’t blow a gasket. I’m merely pointing out just how far the Democrat party has fallen in a few short decades from one of lofty aspirations and expectations to one of managing the girl’s restrooms. You are now officially the party of nut jobs playing “small ball”. JFK aimed for the moon. Today’s Democrats consider porch sitting a lofty goal. Sad, very sad.

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          3. halfwayin May 30, 2016

            And your repubs have gone from the kkk to the kkk.

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          4. AgLander May 30, 2016

            Race card stopped working years ago……you need to get a fresh deck.

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          5. halfwayin May 30, 2016

            The race card dealt by the righties, including the birthers has never and will never stop.

            wake up a $$hole

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          6. charleo1 May 30, 2016

            You can’t stop being called out for racism by calling it a card.
            You stop being called a racist, or accused of racism, by cutting off your love affair with, and attempting to gain advantage using race. Try it sometime.

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          7. Budjob May 30, 2016

            Aggy,Racism is here to stay,and,you are the problem!

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          8. Budjob May 30, 2016

            Aggy,Anyone that told you to just be yourself,gave you some pretty fucked up advice!

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          9. Paul Bass May 30, 2016

            Again, did you even read the law? Right, you just believe what Fox says.
            First, Obama, didn’t say ANYTHING like that. Second, so what?
            You want to check out everyone’s genitals, and you think THAT’S OK and NORMAL?
            Why does it matter to you?

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          10. AgLander May 30, 2016

            Things have been working pretty well with the restroom situation going back all the way to when indoor plumbing was invented. YOU, and your president are the ones who, of late, have become so outwardly possessed with people’s genitals that you have initiated illegal directives to encourage those among us who “feel” like a girl on alternate days to have the freedom to use both rooms. As I previously stated, you Dem’s have become the party of small ball rut jobs.

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          11. charleo1 May 30, 2016

            Working’ pretty well, and even better, when they designated bathrooms White Only, or Negro, back in the good old days. Isn’t that right, Aryan? The Country elects a Black President, and the Racists nominate the head Birther as top dog. Talk about small ball rut jobs.

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          12. Budjob May 30, 2016

            Aggy,Some day,you will find yourself,and wish you hadn’t!!

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          13. JMMII May 31, 2016

            He’s been “finding himself” since he showed up–it’s all he knows how to do. 😉

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          14. halfwayin May 30, 2016

            Remind me when Obama said that.

            and then remind me the last time your party did anything but help the rich?

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          15. halfwayin May 30, 2016

            The bathroom thing seems to really upset the sexually oppresed child abusing righties like you.

            How about you just spill your seed on the ground before you visit a bathroom and then there will be nothing to worry abouut

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          16. waggaze May 30, 2016

            You seem to suffer from the Oedipus Complex. You should go talk to mommy or the nearest female authoritative figure among other things.

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          17. PrecipitousDrop May 31, 2016

            AgLander’s a Crotch Sniffer!

            EVERYBODY TAKE A SHOT!

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      2. Paul Bass May 30, 2016

        And cons somehow think ad hominem attacks, having nothing to do with the topic, WINS them “points”.

        Go figure…

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        1. AgLander May 30, 2016

          Pointing out how foolish the mind of a liberal works, is not an ad hominem attack….it’s merely pointing out liberal foolishness. You may be confusing ad hominem with getting your feelings hurt.

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          1. Paul Bass May 30, 2016

            ad hominem -(of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining.

            “vicious ad hominem attacks”

            Yep, you got nothing! Congrats!

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          2. Budjob May 30, 2016

            Aggy,Lets just blow up the fucking world! Trump the asshole,and his fucked up screwballs would love that,then they could say,WE WON!!! Go Cleveland security!

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      3. JPHALL May 30, 2016

        Just projecting as usual I see!

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      4. halfwayin May 30, 2016

        When are you going to take your hand off your D!ck?

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        1. AgLander May 30, 2016

          Anger management issues? Get some help, Drago.

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          1. halfwayin May 30, 2016

            I dont realy give a $HIT what you or your rightie buddies say. I’ve heard it all before and it is ALL bull$hit.

            I am only here to point out what a lying A $$H OLE YOU ARE.

            and it is very easy.

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          2. Budjob May 30, 2016

            Aggy,aby the sound of your posts,it would appear that the best part of you ran down yo Momma’s leg!!

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      5. Hot Medusa May 31, 2016

        Oh please. This has to be one of the most disingenuous comments ever written. Set down the keg of Fool-Aid, remove your head from your backside and look to the Trumpeteers! No one is angrier than the bigoted, fearsome, hateful, low-information, crazies on the right. Imagine that.

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  11. Budjob May 30, 2016

    The news media in fact,has to assume partial responsibility for Trump’s emergence as a contender for the Republican nomination.They realized,they had a “cash cow” as far as network ratings were concerned.Thus,we have a fraudulent,incompetent individual that has secured the Republican nomination!

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    1. charleo1 May 30, 2016

      Sure! The network heads thought, look at this idiot running for President! Listen to what he’s saying! We’ve never such outrageousness out of a Presidential Candidate. What will he say next? Stay tuned folks! And of course we did. I truly don’t believe any of them realized he was speaking for, and would be revealing the ugly, embarrassing underside of American RW politics writ large in a fly over rural America, they’ve never heard, nor interacted with. And so, had absolutely no idea what this demographic had came to believe over the last 20 years. The realization that millions of people in this country are no longer listening to, or believing what they are hearing reported thru the major news outlets, ought to be wake up call to arms for the America press.

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    2. Paul Norman May 30, 2016

      As far as I’m concerned, the TV news media is hugely to blame. I swear that every time I tuned into a major “news” outlet, all I got was full Trump “speeches.” TV made Trump by giving over the air waves to him. Shame on CNN and MSNBC for letting Mr. potty mouth spew for hours. I can even blame a guy who I used to respect – Chris Matthews.

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      1. FT66 May 31, 2016

        They were fully aware of what they were doing, I suppose.

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    3. kalpal May 30, 2016

      The media just wants to make money. The media would be horrified if Kaiser Drumpf is elected since he wants tp punish them all for not being properly obedient and for having the gall to let some truths sneak out about his various pathologies.

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    4. Dominick Vila May 30, 2016

      The Republican establishment also shares part of the responsibility. They were slow in reacting, and when they did they did not articulate their concerns in a convincing way. The same goes for the DNC. They considered The Donald’s candidacy a temporary aberration, and we are all paying for it now.

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      1. 1standlastword May 30, 2016

        In the same manner we have always paid for their collective blunders…the wars, the recessions etc.

        Politicians don’t share the People’s pain. The People’s pain is their gain and that is why Trump on the one side and Sanders on the other

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  12. waggaze May 30, 2016

    The republican congress led by McConnell brought his Kentucky racism to bare against President Obama as a one term president before he took office which continues to this day, Fox and other extreme right wing news outlets and pundits sent subliminal messages to hate democrats hands down and Romney’s 47% declaration at a fund raiser that went public against his wishes worked to enforce the urban legend this group was getting more than Caucasians of the same means breeding hatred that we are seeing with this Trump fiasco that will finish the destruction of the nation that Dumya started. Trump must be stopped at all costs including answering for his conman university and the Republican Party must clean up their party moving towards the center if this nation is to survive or create another party of intelligent and reasonable people to replace the out of control Republican Party that’s destroying our nation and economy with wars and racial division. A serious approach would be term limits on congress.

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    1. Paul Bass May 30, 2016

      Oh my cardiologist has never cut on anyone, and has been working for 6 months. He wants to do a quadruple bypass, isn’t he the best man for the job?

      Are you crazy? Why do we want KNOW NOTHINGS running our government?

      It’s not term limits, it’s vote OUT the corrupt ones!!!

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      1. waggaze May 30, 2016

        Term limits removes the opportunity to pass laws the work to provide good ole boy antics and lessen the opportunity to become millionaires at the expense of the dying middle class whether white or blue collar. In the beginning of this nation congress was comprised of commoners who went to DC to do the peoples’ business then returned home. There was no $176K/year, perks and retirement until Congress took care of themselves. Term limits for all of congress at two for each representative and senate would resolve the nonsense congress has grown in to. There would be no MIC but a real GDP and fewer lobbyists too.

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        1. Paul Bass May 30, 2016

          In dream la la land, term limits might do that, but here in Nazi TX, it means we get an endless series of incompetent cons who know nothing and pass REALLY bad laws. Then they suffer no consequence for it. The lobbyist are now in charge of the entire state. So it is better for the lobbyist to control the state?

          (We, want to put guards in front of bathrooms?!? WTF?) AND our AG is under federal indictment? That is what term limits will get you!

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          1. waggaze May 30, 2016

            I lived in Big D and saw TX politics firsthand. That mess has to be cleaned up at the state level. You have interlopers coming in and the next thing you know they’re senators, gubnors and then dime store village idiot presidential candidates the of all things president bringing us wars and recessions.

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          2. Paul Bass May 30, 2016

            Exactly, do we want these yahoos on a National stage?

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  13. kalpal May 30, 2016

    The Guardians Of Privilege are to blame along with Kaiser Drumpf’s family for not having him institutionalized during the past year.

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    1. 1standlastword May 30, 2016

      And the “Guardians of Privilege” are the professional career politicians on both sides of isle.

      This partisan thread aptly and appropriately blames the Rethuglicans but democrats are accomplices in that they have benefited and enjoyed the riches of the corporate party’ orgy at the expense of work-a-day American taxpayers!!!

      They (democrats) haven’t done a damn thing of substance to protect the People’s Democracy, and evidence of that is the reason HRC is just a little less undesirable than Trump and that is evidenced as the full measure of the people’s anger at establishment politicians that he is able to exploit for his own corrupt purpose!

      The media can rage all it wants about Trump (and to be clear…I’m no fan of Trump) but his candidacy is the only thing today that prevents Marshal Law cause the heathens are at the gates and there is FEAR in the marrow of the bones royalty; ie, the “Guardians of Privilege”: I give credit to the Trumpets for using the ballot!

      This is a good time for a bloodless revolution!

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      1. esmensetoo May 30, 2016

        Spoken like someone who thought he was, or was going to shortly be, a member of the elite, and who, while his unrealistic expectations may have been knocked down a notch or two by Bush’s collapse of the economy, still feels pretty damn safe and sure he won’t be victimized by the racist, middle class “revolution.”

        But there’s not going to be one. Just like the middle class and affluent anti-draft protestors forgot about The War the moment after Nixon eliminated the draft, Trump and Sanders’ middle class revolutionaries will get, one way or another, the debt relief they are really angling for, and then put their hopes and money into whatever next bubble will momentarily make them think they are (suckers that they always are) going to achieve the fortune they deserve. And Sanders’ young supporters will, a year or two after graduation, at most, step into jobs that put them into the top 20% of earners — at least — stop worrying about the “working class” they would never want to be, and start worrying about their taxes — just like mom and dad.

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        1. Paul Bass May 30, 2016

          Says the jaded adult cynic. a few might remember though…

          You have a fantastic day, and enjoy the sunshine! 🙂

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          1. esmensetoo May 30, 2016

            Just an objective observer. I guess I hit pretty close to home?

            Of course, you could be a suffering former union member who hasn’t had steady work since the last Clinton administration. But, if that is the case, why would you even think of putting another Republican in office? You do realize that we enjoyed negative job growth under W? Trump is just going to hand economic policy over to the same guys who thought that was hunky dory don’t you? You think the massive tax cuts he is promising the rich are going to do anything for the working class?

            Of course not. You just don’t have any reason to care that they won’t.

            Nope. I’m still thinking you are either one Sanders’ young middle class kids, or their middle class parents, pissed about the debt they once upon a time thought would guarantee them a slot in the meritocracy.

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      2. kalpal May 30, 2016

        The GOP = Guardians Of Privilege.
        You will not be able to locate a single piece of legislation originated and passed by the GOP that backed up the bottom 90% against the wishes of the top 1%.
        On some occasions the Democrats do back up the bottom 90% which is why people like you insist that they are the same sort of scum as the GOP. You can’t justify the evil that is RW America so everyone else must be besmirched.
        BTW you are welcome to list all the legislation that GOP passed to back up and support the bottom 90%. Maybe I missed some of it. Please restrict yourself to the past 4 decades.

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        1. 1standlastword May 30, 2016

          And WHY do you think what you say is a rebuttal to what I said!!??

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          1. kalpal May 31, 2016

            The Democrats are ineffective because the GOP has persuaded ignorant American voters that the Democrats are evil. I vote for anyone other than the GOP or the Democrats since both seem certain that the American voter is an ignorant fool who can be manipulated into voting against his own interests by use of incessantly repeated lies.

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        2. FireBaron May 31, 2016

          Kal, the last time that happened was when Lyndon Johnson got the Liberal and Progressive Republicans of the Northeast and Northwest to support his Civil Rights Legislation. Shortly after that, the Conservative Wing of the Republican party started to exercise greater control, forced out the Liberals and Progressives and invited Southern Democrats to join them after “THEIR Party” abandoned the principles (i.e. racism and segregation) that were the SD Hallmarks since the 1788 election! That’s how you ended up with a bunch of mouth-breathing, slack-jawed, knuckle-dragging, inbred, undereducated rednecks as “The Typical Republican Voter”

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          1. kalpal May 31, 2016

            I am in the 7th decade of life and lived through the times you are trying to explain to me. I taught gifted children at a private school and at university. Since I left teaching I have been a book dealer specializing in American literature, non fiction and fiction.
            I came to this country in 1962 and watched education being dismantled. There was still some support that came out of the space race but by the time Nixon was elected support for education receded to the background.
            I lived in Ohio at the time and the governor cut education funding every time he wanted new roads or wanted to build a new county airport. He was opposed to education because he was sent home after his first quarter at college and resented colleges.

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          2. PrecipitousDrop May 31, 2016

            The idea of an educated, informed electorate terrifies the Republican party, kal. Educated voters do not elect Republicans.

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  14. Joan May 30, 2016

    I am so tired of Trump supporters telling me that if I was not brain washed or brain dead that I would support their candidate. Like I would ever, could ever support the rounding up of 11 million people who broke only one law in a fight for a better life. Like I would ever, could ever sanction discrimination based on religion or sexual orientation. Like I would ever support a man who is such a sexist Neanderthal. Like I would support a wall along our Southern boarder Like I would ever, could ever support giving launch codes to someone so cavalier about threats to use them. There are at least 100 reasons I could never support Trump. That I can articulate them indicates my brain is engaged and argues strongly against brain washing.

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  15. Bob Eddy May 30, 2016

    Let’s narrow it down a bit. The second best candidate they could find was an unlikable, morally challenged right wing Christian fundamentalist. The fact is, when the Republican party decided to sell their sole and open up their party to first, Southern segregationist and then tea bagger fanatics to shore up their swindling base, they set the wheels in motion for this disaster. After all, the racism, xenophobia, homophobia and paranoia is in keeping with a large segment of what is now their base. Remember John McCain who had to shift away from his largely centrist past to bat shyt crazy when he went into the Republican primary. The Republican party is the only one to blame…abetted of course by their media arm, Fox “News.”

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    1. angryspittle May 30, 2016

      They not only sold their sole but the heel and the rest of the shoe as well…..sn

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      1. Daniel Jones May 30, 2016

        Oh, no, they’re still heels.

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        1. angryspittle May 30, 2016

          I’d like to think time wounds all heels.

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    2. AgLander May 30, 2016

      I think you may be looking for the word “soul”, not sole. Go to church much?

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      1. Bee Nice May 30, 2016

        Look! Nothing like the petty Ag attempting to look superior. If you go to church much, you have missed the message.

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        1. greenlantern1 May 31, 2016

          Our ONLY, convicted, AG was Nixon’s first, John Mitchell!!
          YOUR hero??

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  16. Rick2101 May 30, 2016

    The last I read was that Trump the Fraud drove into bankruptcy four business and needed to be bailed out by the courts. He had to sell off assets such as the Trump
    Yacht, and raid the trust funds of his siblings. He gets himself into financial trouble and expects to be bailed out. If he bankrupts America there is no bailout. Trump the Fraud is starting to sound more ordinary, expecting taxpayer bailouts for failure, like many corporations. I do not believe he is that special, in fact just another lowlife trying to enrich himself at tax payer expense.

    Donald the Fraud:

    Transparent

    Run-of-the-Mill

    Unexceptional

    Mediocre

    Pedestrian

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  17. CripesAmighty May 30, 2016

    6. PT Barnum, who long ago figured out that Americans were a special breed who would readily part with good money to walk through a door marked, “This way to The Egress”.

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  18. Rightazz May 30, 2016

    Trump is the Frankenstein created by both parties Blame all politicians for starting the hate

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    1. Eleanore Whitaker June 1, 2016

      Nice try. It was not the Democrats swaggering and drawling like Power Freaks from the minute Bush was elected.

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      1. Rightazz June 1, 2016

        ya sure Democrats have no blame for anything sort of like the person suffering form substance abuse it is everyone else’s fault but mine. I am a democrat but I except the role and fault in this hate game the Democrat party has helped to create this current environment.

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        1. PrecipitousDrop June 1, 2016

          You couldn’t be a Democrat, Rightazz.
          Democrats can punctuate, and spell.

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          1. Rightazz June 1, 2016

            Typical response from a person who suffers from illusory superiority. Please excuse my poor grammar as I hire people to preform these type of menial tasks.

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          2. PrecipitousDrop June 1, 2016

            Well then, dictate your posts to one of them.
            Thanks.

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          3. Rightazz June 2, 2016

            They are all busy making me more money sorry

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          4. PrecipitousDrop June 2, 2016

            More proof, Troll.
            Beat it.

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          5. Rightazz June 3, 2016

            When people suffering from illusory superiority are exposed they always act out with name calling and insults also lead very boring lives boring clothes boring house so others will not criticize them living in fear as you do of bring exposed you are not perfect. If you wanted me to beat it you would not have replied.

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  19. Elliot J. Stamler May 31, 2016

    Spot on, LOL.

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  20. greenlantern1 May 31, 2016

    Trump IS the Republican party.
    Perfectly clear?

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    1. FireBaron May 31, 2016

      No. Trump represents a disgruntled wing of the Republican Party that was created as a result of the policies espoused by the Republican Party and the people who keep them in office.
      No, not the voters, but people like the Koch Brothers, the NRA and other Conservative individuals and organizations who keep brainwashing the rank-and-file Republicans that moving jobs offshore is great for the economy.
      Having CEO salaries increase at 10x the inflation rate while the average worker’s wage has lost value to the inflation rate is great for the economy.
      Having access to health care would be bad for the economy and would lead to “Socialism” dragging up images of the USSR in the 50s.
      These are the reasons Trump is ahead.

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  21. Eleanore Whitaker June 1, 2016

    According to an interview with ultra conservative journalist, David Brooks, during his Charlie Rose interview, the Republicans are to blame. Or as Brooks stated, “It comes down to the Republicans who have been refusing to cooperate with elected politicians.”

    Brooks also stated that he believes that Americans are tired of the refusal of politicians to cooperate. He, of course, avoided saying “Republicans” who are notorious for their refusal to cooperate with Democrats or the President.

    As to Trump, he will never be president. Think about it. He already is under investigation for lying about the donation he claimed he made to the Vets. He also has over 150 lawsuits, some still pending or in the investigation process. He believes, as does Sanders, he doesn’t have to provide his tax returns.

    Great…just what you want…elect Trump and after his election you find out he is using presidential influence for his cronies that is considered “conflict of interest.” We the people have a right to know who and what the potential candidate has in terms of conflict of interest.

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  22. Stosh June 3, 2016

    Number one on the list should be Lois Lerner, for destroying the TEA party, with the help of GOP establishment, Demoncrap Lite types. Chump is drawing on the angry voter with nowhere else to turn to. Where would the campaign be if there was a large viable TEA party in every state…..

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