2016 Presidential election campaign

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Once again defying the so-called experts, Trump is at an all time high and has a 20% lead over nearest rival.

CNN/ORC Poll: Trump alone at the top again

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/04/politics/donald-trump-poll-cnn-orc-nationa...

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Clinton, on the other hand, is a known opportunist, and whenever she is asked a question, there's a sense that she is trying to calculate her answer based on what the questioner wants to hear. People don't like or trust Clinton, and the Republicans will expose her dishonesty, hypocricy, and opportunism if Sanders doesn't do so first.

She's the first dishonest, hypocritical and opportunistic candidate in the history of the United States.

And just to ice the cake, she's also a WOMAN.  Go figure.  What if she's also "shrill" and cries a lot?

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What Would It Take To Turn  States  ?

By AARON BYCOFFE and DAVID WASSSERMAN

Change the settings below to see how shifts in party preference and turnout by different demographic groups would affect the 2016 presidential election.

 

http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-swing-the-election/

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Donald Trump Won’t Win Just Because More Voters Are Paying Attention

By HARRY ENTEN

A campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday at Robarts Arena in Sarasota, Florida.

A campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday at Robarts 

 

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/donald-trump-wont-win-just-because-m...

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“We may be doomed, and if we are, the Republican Party will be responsible”

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman comes out and says it in blistering new column on the Paris climate talks

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/04/paul_krugman_we_may_be_doomed_and_if_we_...

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CNN/ORC Poll: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz on the rise in Iowa

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/07/politics/donald-trump-ted-cruz-iowa-poll/

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bekayne

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/12/trump-wants-bill-gates-to-hel...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he wants to talk to Bill Gates about "closing that Internet up in some way" in order to prevent Islamic terrorist group ISIS from recruiting kids.

Speaking at a Pearl Harbor Day rally in South Carolina yesterday, Trump said, "We have kids that are watching the Internet and they want to be masterminds...  they're young, they're impressionable, they go over there, and they want to join ISIS."

 

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Trump could very welll be the next President! 

Along with Trump’s rhetoric, the stakes for 2016 have risen dramatically

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/along-with-trumps-rhetoric-the-s...

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White House says Trump’s plan to ban Muslims ‘disqualifies’ him from presidency

http://globalnews.ca/news/2387899/white-house-says-trumps-plan-to-ban-mu...

montrealer58 montrealer58's picture

Maybe Bill Gates could figure out how to close up Donald Trump's voice in some way...

NorthReport

Not necessarily a bad idea.

Just let the Republicans win: Maybe things need to get really bad before America wakes up

A GOP victory would bring disaster. Perhaps that's necessary to destroy their credibility -- and wake up Democrats

“The Democratic Leadership Council, the organization that produced such figures as Bill Clinton…has long been pushing the party to forget blue-collar voters and concentrate instead on recruiting affluent, white-collar professionals who are liberal on social issues. The larger interests that the DLC wants desperately to court are corporations, capable of generating campaign contributions far out-weighing anything raised by organized labor. The way to collect the votes and—more important—the money of these coveted constituencies, “New Democrats” think, is to stand rock-sold on, say, the pro-choice position while making endless concessions on economic issues, on welfare, NAFTA, Social Security, labor law, privatization, deregulation, and the rest of it…. Democrats no longer speak to the people on the losing end of a free-market system that is becoming more brutal and more arrogant by the day.”

Thomas Frank, What’s the Matter with Kansas, 2004



http://www.salon.com/2015/12/06/just_let_the_republicans_win_maybe_thing...

bekayne

Steve Bell 09.12.15

josh

NorthReport wrote:

Not necessarily a bad idea.

Just let the Republicans win: Maybe things need to get really bad before America wakes up

A GOP victory would bring disaster. Perhaps that's necessary to destroy their credibility -- and wake up Democrats

“The Democratic Leadership Council, the organization that produced such figures as Bill Clinton…has long been pushing the party to forget blue-collar voters and concentrate instead on recruiting affluent, white-collar professionals who are liberal on social issues. The larger interests that the DLC wants desperately to court are corporations, capable of generating campaign contributions far out-weighing anything raised by organized labor. The way to collect the votes and—more important—the money of these coveted constituencies, “New Democrats” think, is to stand rock-sold on, say, the pro-choice position while making endless concessions on economic issues, on welfare, NAFTA, Social Security, labor law, privatization, deregulation, and the rest of it…. Democrats no longer speak to the people on the losing end of a free-market system that is becoming more brutal and more arrogant by the day.”

Thomas Frank, What’s the Matter with Kansas, 2004



http://www.salon.com/2015/12/06/just_let_the_republicans_win_maybe_thing...

That's over a decade old. The DLC is defunct. A lot of people said the same thing about Reagan.

josh
NorthReport

Either the GOP lets him win or Trump runs as Independent.  Laughing

 

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Trump Defends Call To Block Muslims From Entering US (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/big-picture/325183-trump-muslims-medical-mariju...

'A freak-show of politics': Chauncey DeVega and guest host Mike Papantonio discuss Trump's call to stop Muslims from entering US."

@ 28:55 minutes

Aristotleded24

NorthReport wrote:

Not necessarily a bad idea.

Just let the Republicans win: Maybe things need to get really bad before America wakes up

A GOP victory would bring disaster. Perhaps that's necessary to destroy their credibility -- and wake up Democrats

“The Democratic Leadership Council, the organization that produced such figures as Bill Clinton…has long been pushing the party to forget blue-collar voters and concentrate instead on recruiting affluent, white-collar professionals who are liberal on social issues. The larger interests that the DLC wants desperately to court are corporations, capable of generating campaign contributions far out-weighing anything raised by organized labor. The way to collect the votes and—more important—the money of these coveted constituencies, “New Democrats” think, is to stand rock-sold on, say, the pro-choice position while making endless concessions on economic issues, on welfare, NAFTA, Social Security, labor law, privatization, deregulation, and the rest of it…. Democrats no longer speak to the people on the losing end of a free-market system that is becoming more brutal and more arrogant by the day.”

Thomas Frank, What’s the Matter with Kansas, 2004



http://www.salon.com/2015/12/06/just_let_the_republicans_win_maybe_thing...

And Bernie Sanders has made his campaign about speaking to these very same issues.

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"No matter who you vote for, the government always wins."

NorthReport

Unfortunately Trump probably has a lot more support than we realize. 

The Polls May Be Underestimating Trump's Support

The mogul's rise follows a global uptick in working-class backing for anti-immigrant policies.

 

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/12/trump-may-have-more-...

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Can Donald Trump actually win the US presidency?

After months of rolling their eyes at the idea of President Trump, pollsters fear The Donald may actually have a path to become the Republican nominee

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/donald-trump/12040653/Can-Dona...

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The South won the Civil War: White men, racial resentment, and how the Bitter Minority came to rule us all

Nixon's Silent Majority, neither silent nor a majority, runs Congress and propels Trump. How did this happen?

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/08/the_south_won_the_civil_war_white_men_ra...

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I used to laugh off Donald Trump: As a Muslim, a U.S. citizen and a veteran, I’m not laughing anymore

The first time our government fingerprinted me, it was for a post-9/11 registry. The second was for the Army
 

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/09/i_used_to_laugh_off_donald_trump_as_a_mu...

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Since 1952, a US president has had authority under an Immigration and Citizenship Act of that year to exclude any 'class' of people from the United States. Although what Herr Drumpf has said is vile and despicable, it may well be within his writ as POTUS should he unfortunately be elected.

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Is Trump's Campaign Intended To Help Clinton Get Elected? (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/12/09/441056/Donald-Trump-Hillary-Cli...

"It looks like Republican candidate Donald Trump's role in the US presidential election is to get frontrunner Hillary Clinton elected, an American journalist and political commentator says.

Don DeBar made the remarks in an interview with Press TV while commenting on a statement by US VP Joe Biden, who said on Tuesday that Clinton will win the general election if Trump is the Republican nominee."

I think he's right and I think Bernie Sanders' role is similarly to corral the lib-lefty types for eventual delivery to Hillary

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Americans Are Worried About Terrorism, And That Could Help The GOP

The terrorist attacks in Paris and in San Bernardino, California, have reshaped the 2016 presidential campaign: Terrorism is now a top concern.1All else being equal, that could help the Republican nominee if it continues through November. Americans trust Republicans more than Democrats to handle terrorism, 44 percent to 34 percent, according to a Pew Research Center survey from July, and — not surprisingly — there has been a strong link between who Americans trust on their top issue and who they vote for.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/americans-are-worried-about-terroris...

josh

NorthReport wrote:

The South won the Civil War: White men, racial resentment, and how the Bitter Minority came to rule us all

Nixon's Silent Majority, neither silent nor a majority, runs Congress and propels Trump. How did this happen?

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/08/the_south_won_the_civil_war_white_men_ra...

Interesting for its focus on the Kennedy period, but the basis thesis, that the south flipped because of racism, is well established. And now there are "new" blacks, Latinos and Muslims, for them to fear.

NorthReport

Donald Trump strikes chord with GOP voters over Muslims, poll finds

  • 42% of Republican voters support ban on entry, with only 36% against
  • Among wider electorate 57% oppose plan to stop Muslims entering US

 

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/10/donald-trump-strikes-chor...

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OK, thanks"for&quotHTML=&quotquotquotquot&&;;that total word"salad.

Please, allow ME to parse out the HTML!  It's the least I can do for Truth!!!

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I am a Trump supporter: Voters speak out

(CNN)Donald Trump's supporters are pissed off, fiercely loyal, and as surprising as the candidate himself.

For almost five months, thousands of voters across the country — many of them disenchanted with the political establishment, fearful that their country is under attack, and desperate to find inspiration in the 2016 campaign — have fueled the Trump phenomenon. photos: Donald Trump's empireFor "The Apprentice," Trump was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 2007.   //www.trump.com/Publications/Trump_Books.asp" target="_blank">according to his website. </a>  In 2009, Trump announced his resignation as chairman of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Days later, Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy.   A supporter comes out for Trump at a tea party event in Boca Raton, Florida, in April 2011. Trump said he had considered running for President in 2012.    In 2012, Trump announces his endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. In May 2012, on CNN's "The Situation Room," Trump said that President Barack Obama's birthplace is a matter of opinion. In regards to the <a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/29/firing-off-trump-stands-by-birther-comments/" target="_blank">President's Hawaiian birth certificate</a>, Trump said "a lot of people do not think it was an authentic certificate."  Trump speaks in Sarasota, Florida, after accepting the Statesman of the Year Award at the Sarasota GOP dinner in August 2012. It was just before the Republican National Convention in nearby Tampa.   Trump appears on stage with Nick Jonas and Giuliana Rancic during the 2013 Miss USA pageant. Trump has been executive producer of the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants since 1996.    //www.cnn.com/2015/06/16/politics/donald-trump-2016-announcement-elections/" target="_blank">Trump announces that he is running for President</a> during a speech from Trump Tower in New York. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/28/politics/donald-trump-the-apprentice-presidential-campaign/" target="_blank">He said he will give up the show</a> "The Apprentice" to run. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/28/politics/donald-trump-immigration-gay-marriage-2016/" target="_blank">His recent comments on undocumented immigrants from Mexico</a> has led to Univision deciding not to air the Miss Universe pageant, which is co-owned by Trump and NBCUniversal. Within days, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/01/politics/donald-trump-macys/index.html" target="_blank">NBCUniversal and Macy's also cut ties</a>.   Trump stands with Alfred Eisenpreis, New York's economic development administrator, in 1976 while they look at a sketch of a new 1,400-room renovation project of the Commodore Hotel. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, Trump worked with his father on developments in Queens and Brooklyn before purchasing or building multiple properties in New York and Atlantic City, New Jersey. Those properties included Trump Tower in New York and Trump Plaza and multiple casinos in Atlantic City.   Trump was married to Ivana Zelnicek Trump from 1977-1990, when they divorced. They had three children together.   Trump dips his second wife, Marla Maples, after the couple married in a private ceremony in New York in December 1993. The couple divorced in 1999.    An advertisement for the television show "The Apprentice" hangs at Trump Towers in New York in 2004. The show launched in January of that year. In January 2008, the show returned as "Celebrity Apprentice."   A 12-inch talking Trump doll is on display at a toy store in New York in September 2004.   Trump wrestles with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin at WrestleMania in 2007. Trump has close ties with the WWE and its CEO, Vince McMahon.   Trump attends the U.S. Open tennis tournament with his third wife, Melania Knauss-Trump, and their son, Barron William Trump, in 2006. Trump and Knauss married in 2005. Trump has five children from three marriages.   For "The Apprentice," Trump was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 2007.   //www.trump.com/Publications/Trump_Books.asp" target="_blank">according to his website. </a>  In 2009, Trump announced his resignation as chairman of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Days later, Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy.   A supporter comes out for Trump at a tea party event in Boca Raton, Florida, in April 2011. Trump said he had considered running for President in 2012.    In 2012, Trump announces his endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. In May 2012, on CNN's "The Situation Room," Trump said that President Barack Obama's birthplace is a matter of opinion. In regards to the <a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/29/firing-off-trump-stands-by-birther-comments/" target="_blank">President's Hawaiian birth certificate</a>, Trump said "a lot of people do not think it was an authentic certificate."  Trump speaks in Sarasota, Florida, after accepting the Statesman of the Year Award at the Sarasota GOP dinner in August 2012. It was just before the Republican National Convention in nearby Tampa.   Trump appears on stage with Nick Jonas and Giuliana Rancic during the 2013 Miss USA pageant. Trump has been executive producer of the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants since 1996.    //www.cnn.com/2015/06/16/politics/donald-trump-2016-announcement-elections/" target="_blank">Trump announces that he is running for President</a> during a speech from Trump Tower in New York. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/28/politics/donald-trump-the-apprentice-presidential-campaign/" target="_blank">He said he will give up the show</a> "The Apprentice" to run. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/28/politics/donald-trump-immigration-gay-marriage-2016/" target="_blank">His recent comments on undocumented immigrants from Mexico</a> has led to Univision deciding not to air the Miss Universe pageant, which is co-owned by Trump and NBCUniversal. Within days, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/01/politics/donald-trump-macys/index.html" target="_blank">NBCUniversal and Macy's also cut ties</a>.   Trump stands with Alfred Eisenpreis, New York's economic development administrator, in 1976 while they look at a sketch of a new 1,400-room renovation project of the Commodore Hotel. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, Trump worked with his father on developments in Queens and Brooklyn before purchasing or building multiple properties in New York and Atlantic City, New Jersey. Those properties included Trump Tower in New York and Trump Plaza and multiple casinos in Atlantic City.   Trump was married to Ivana Zelnicek Trump from 1977-1990, when they divorced. They had three children together.   Trump dips his second wife, Marla Maples, after the couple married in a private ceremony in New York in December 1993. The couple divorced in 1999.    An advertisement for the television show "The Apprentice" hangs at Trump Towers in New York in 2004. The show launched in January of that year. In January 2008, the show returned as "Celebrity Apprentice."   A 12-inch talking Trump doll is on display at a toy store in New York in September 2004.   Trump wrestles with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin at WrestleMania in 2007. Trump has close ties with the WWE and its CEO, Vince McMahon.   Trump attends the U.S. Open tennis tournament with his third wife, Melania Knauss-Trump, and their son, Barron William Trump, in 2006. Trump and Knauss married in 2005. Trump has five children from three marriages.

As the billionaire business mogul has broken the conventional rules of politics time and time again this year, his supporters have remained steadfast and loyal, showing remarkable resistance to the stream of criticism that skeptics have thrown Trump's way. And their numbers are growing; Trump was at 36% among Republican leaning voters in a CNN poll this month -- the broadest support yet for the GOP frontrunner. Now, many are digging in their heels as the candidate fights off intense backlash from his latest and most controversial comments yet about banning all Muslims from entering the United States.


http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/10/politics/donald-trump-supporters-speak-out...

NorthReport

You got that right because if Trump wins the GOP nomination, and it is looking more and more like he will, Trump may well go on and take the Presidency.

To Democrats, Donald Trump Is No Longer a Laughing Matter

She is no longer laughing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/us/politics/to-democrats-donald-trump-...

 

 

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Who is laughing now?

Has the good ole USA grown tired of political correctness?

Could Donald Trump really be US president?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35064717

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Rubio is the one Democrats have to be afraid of. He is the only one who can actually beat Clinton, according to a poll on the 8th: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/

NorthReport

Worth a read if youi want to get a bit of an understanding about American politics.

What If Republicans Can’t Pick A Nominee Before Their Convention?

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/republican-brokered-convention-donal...

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Trump endorsed by police union after proposing Muslim ban

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2015/12/10/new-england-police-union-...

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Donald Trump: 'I'm starting to win the debate on barring Muslims from US'

Speaking as he was endorsed by New Hampshire police union, the Republican candidate says that Americans were ‘talking very positively’ about his policy idea

 

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/11/donald-trump-im-starting-...

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Republicans fear possibility of 'brokered convention' for first time in 60 years

The rise of Donald Trump and a splintered republican field means the party convention in July could witness multiple votes before a winner is declared

 

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/11/republicans-fear-possibil...

bekayne

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2015/12/10/9886152/donald-trump-f...

Kevin Passmore, a historian at the University of Cardiff and author of Fascism: a Very Short Introduction, puts it well: "For me, the point about Trump’s proposals is not whether or not they are ‘fascist,' but whether or not they are moral." And they very clearly are not.

josh

bekayne wrote:

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2015/12/10/9886152/donald-trump-f...

Kevin Passmore, a historian at the University of Cardiff and author of Fascism: a Very Short Introduction, puts it well: "For me, the point about Trump’s proposals is not whether or not they are ‘fascist,' but whether or not they are moral." And they very clearly are not.

Read that. Interesting article. Vox does a lot of good stuff.

As for Trump, the only way he can win a general election, imo, is if there are terrorist attacks in the U.S. next fall.

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4 Reasons Trump's Supporters Aren't Going Anywhere — And Why The GOP's Worried

http://www.npr.org/2015/12/11/459274277/4-reasons-trumps-supporters-aren...

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Trump Tower website has outage after Anonymous' anti-Trump rant

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-idUSKBN0TU22P201512...

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Trump lead among Republicans undiminished in first poll after Muslim comments


 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-exclusive-idUSKBN0T...

NorthReport

Trump is sure taking the limelight off Clinton's campaign.

 

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PGA Tour may strip Trump-owned Blue Monster of 2017 WGC event• 

Tour considering alternative venues for Championship following controversy 


• ‘After the 2016 tournament we will explore all options regarding its future’

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/12/pga-tour-donald-trump-nat...

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Now Ben Carson threatens third-party run in fury at Republican leaders talks on 'brokered convention' to find White House nominee

  • Floor fight at GOP convention in Cleveland becoming a real possibility
  • Race leader Donald Trump is preparing - as are Republican party leaders
  • Second-place candidate Ben Carson joined the fight on Friday, threatening to bolt the party if the national convention becomes 'a theft' 
  • RNC chairman laid out possibilities this week at private dinner in DC 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3356152/Let-s-ready-rumble-Repub...

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