2016 Presidential election campaign

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Gravis poll: 35% say Trump won the debate, 25% say Cruz, 14% say Rubio

Last night during the debate I tweeted, “If you can’t decide who won, that means Trump probably did.” That was a half-joke aimed at media people who are constantly declaring Rubio or Cruz the winner at these things only to see Trump’s numbers rise the next week. But there’s truth to it too: If, by the end, no one has made a striking impression of the sort Carly Fiorina did after the second debate, then by default viewers’ thoughts will turn to the 800-pound celebrity gorilla in the room. Trump’s leading most of the polls and Trump didn’t hurt himself last night. Advantage: Trump

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/12/16/gravis-poll-35-say-trump-won-the-d...

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Right now, Trump only needs to appeal to Republicans.  In 10.5 months, he'd need to appeal to all Americans.

I retain the belief that he's simply too bulbous and absurd to do that, but at the same time I recall once thinking the same of Rob Ford. :0

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Americans continue to make the same mistake over and over by gravitating toward candidates that best represents the way they think.  In the case of republicanism, if the candidates put forward actually did represent the thought processes of your average supporter, there wouldn't be a world left in which to cast a vote.

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Trump's electric moment! 

GOP debate: A night of high stakes in Vegas

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/16/opinions/opinion-roundup-gop-debate/index....

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Worth repeating.

Mr. Magoo wrote:

Right now, Trump only needs to appeal to Republicans.  In 10.5 months, he'd need to appeal to all Americans.

I retain the belief that he's simply too bulbous and absurd to do that, but at the same time I recall once thinking the same of Rob Ford. :0

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Iowa’s Women Could Be Donald Trump’s Undoing

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/iowas-women-could-be-donald-trumps-u...

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The Invisible Democratic Debates

By FRANK BRUNI

For all their flaws and fakery, the G.O.P. candidates have squared off frequently. But Hillary Clinton and Co. have been shamefully demure.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/17/opinion/campaign-stops/the-invisible-d...

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Trump: Republicans ‘threw in the towel’ on spending bill

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/263707-trump-repu...

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Bernie Sanders Can Still Catch Hillary Clinton In Iowa

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/bernie-sanders-can-still-catch-hilla...

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The media sure got it wrong on Trump a short few months ago calling him a fringe candidate

Whether he wins or loses Trump has now become a major presence in the GOP presidential nomination race

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http://www.salon.com/2015/12/18/poll_30_percent_of_gop_voters_support_bo...

According to a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll, 30 percent of Republican primary voters nationally support bombing Agrabah, the made up home of Disney’s Aladdin, and 34 percent support Donald Trump for president.

Of course, Trump leads the crowded pack of GOP presidential wannabes overall with a whopping 34 percent support nationally. His nearest rival, Ted Cruz, stands at 18 percent. Of those Republicans who would like to bomb the fictional land of Aladdin, support for Trump is at 45 percent. To their credit, 57 percent of Republicans at least responded that they weren’t sure if the U.S. should bomb the Arab sounding land while 13 percent opposed a bombing campaign in the Disney created nation.

 

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Taiwanese Animators on the Republican debate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQAUh_WWK2E

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The conspiracy theories of extreme right and far left threaten democracy

In a complex, changing world both peddle a simple us-and-them narrative. The results are calamitous

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/18/conspiracy-theories...

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The GOPs War Hawk Puppeteers (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/watching-the-hawks/326191-uk-fracking-nasa-mars/

(great interview with anti-fracking, environmental activist Viv Westwood too!)

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Live Stream of ABC Democratic Debate:

http://abcnews.go.com/live

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Trump on Putin's crackdown on journalists: 'it’s never been proven'

Republican frontrunner defends endorsement by and of Putin, arguing he would ‘get along [with him] very well for the good of our country’

 

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/20/donald-trump-defends-vlad...

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Another GOP candidate down!

Sen. Lindsey Graham quits the race:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k44NsbT-Zw&feature=youtu.be

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Unfortunately Bernie Sanders, who actually supports gun control, will be sidelined by the powerful corporate establishment power brokers within the Democratic Party. Sad but true.

Bernie Sanders calls Donald Trump ‘a pathological liar’

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/bernie-sanders-donald-trump-pathological-...

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The downside is that he still inhales our planet's precious oxygen.

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This Is Sheldon Adelson's Election  -  by Jeb Lund, Rolling Stone

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/34176-this-is-sheldon-ade...

"...We're already living in his world."

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I'm no fan of "the Donald" or the GOP but Clinton needs to stop with the lies

Why Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are still fighting over a nonexistent ISIS video

http://www.vox.com/2015/12/22/10649522/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-isis

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Hillary Clinton is just Republican lite: Sorry, boomers, but this millennial is still only voting Bernie Sanders

Clinton's half-measures would be a band-aid on real problems -- and lead to a very conservative president in 2020

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/22/hillary_clinton_is_just_republican_lite_...

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Ted Cruz’s ambush strategy: Being more bigoted and sleazy than Donald Trump could win him the nomination

Ted Cruz has been quietly gathering support, and new polling shows he may pull out and win the GOP primary

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/22/ted_cruzs_ambush_strategy_being_more_big...

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Donald Trump will make America white again: “White working-class anxiety” is a dog-whistle for racism

Let's be honest, Trump is stoking cultural and racial resentment, not economic

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/22/donald_trump_will_make_america_white_aga...

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No wonder there is such societial problems like the out of control 'killing guns' situation in the USA with a main news network preaching hate and racism 24/7

Fox News should be shut down!

Fox News Channel will celebrate New Year's Eve with Donald Trump

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Donald Trump continues to rally many Americans to a party they have lost faith in, says David Frum:

http://www.cbc.ca/1.3375622

Rich, cynical, manipulative leaders and poor, ill-informed voters. In this extreme form it doesn't look like a stable situation to me.

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Going south is pretty much a no-go...can I bring my guns and ammo to Canada?

Just asking... just in case...

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Bec.De.Corbin wrote:

Going south is pretty much a no-go...can I bring my guns and ammo to Canada?

Just asking... just in case...

Have you forgotten that Canada is a Communist hell hole, where the population is enslaved by a health care system even more scary than Obamacare? As a freedom loving USian, you may want to think again.

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Jill Stein, US Green Party Presidential Candidate Interview (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/sophieco/327227-us-presidential-elections-debate/

"US political system designed to weed out truly progressive people.."

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The Misinformation Mess  -  by Robert Parry

https://consortiumnews.com/2015/12/28/the-misinformation-mess/

"As Americans approach Election Year - 2016, the crisis of misinformation is growing more and more dangerous. On issues from foreign policy to the economy, almost none of the candidates in the race appears to be addressing the real world, writes Robert Parry."

 

Chris Hedges: The Illusion of Freedom

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_illusion_of_freedom_20151227

"The seizure of political and economic power by corporations is unassailable. Who funds and manages our elections? A disenfranchised white working class vents its lust for fascism at Trump campaign rallies.

Naive liberals, who think they can mount effective resistance within the embrace of the Democratic Party, rally around the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders, who knows that the military industrial complex is sacrosanct.

Both the working class and the liberals will be sold out. Our rights and opinions don't matter. We do not count within the political process. This truth, emotionally difficult to accept, violates our concepts of ourselves as a free, democratic people..."

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can I bring my guns and ammo to Canada?

Just asking... just in case...

You can certainly "bring" them, in the same way that you can "bring" your own snacks to the movie theatre.

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Donald Trump’s brilliant Ted Cruz birther strategy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/01/06/donald-trumps-...

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Looks like Alberta born Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz may have a birther problem.  Laughing

John McCain’s cold-blooded revenge on Ted Cruz

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/01/07/john-mccains-c...

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Donald Trump’s Art of the Steal

http://time.com/4170772/the-art-of-the-steal/

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