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August 11, 2016

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cornelius

As for the Tea Party PACs, wow, I always suspected that an important part of the money go to their own pockets, but I never imagined that it was actually almost all the money raised from those poor suckers. I suspect that now most of that money have been hijacked by Trump. And with the same results. Only now it's Trump's pockets at the receiving end of the money flow. Why didn't Trump buy as single TV ad so far?

Wayne Borean


Here's a super long article on how Evangelicals and Fundamentalists think, and why they think that way.

http://fiddlrts.blogspot.ca/2013/02/patriarchy-christian-reconstructionsim.html

Millard Filmore

@cornelius: "I never imagined that it [PACs] was actually almost all the money raised from those poor suckers."

this has been going on for a few decades.
google up: the long con

right at the top is this link:
http://thebaffler.com/salvos/the-long-con

"...The strategic alliance of snake-oil vendors and conservative true believers points up evidence of another successful long march ... Those tactics gelled in the seventies—though they were rooted, like all things right-wing and infrastructural, in the movement that led to Barry Goldwater’s presidential nomination in 1964. In 1961 Richard Viguerie ... took a job as executive director for the conservative student group Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). The organization was itself something of a con, a front for the ideological ambitions of the grownups running National Review."

grogxd

Trump Supporters React to Outrageous Campaign Ads:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MubunsD-7g

I hope this was staged, otherwise it is somewhat resemblant of he Milgram experiment

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment

Millard Filmore

Not really Trump news, but interesting anyway.

Title: "Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141550395

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/us/politics/paul-manafort-ukraine-donald-trump.html?_r=0

"Handwritten ledgers show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from Mr. Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012,"

sgtrock

I was pondering the underlying difference between the Republican and Democratic parties these days and remembered a soliloquy from one of my favorite TV shows. If you're not a fan of science fiction, ignore the setting and just listen to the message. Trust me, it's worth it. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4KVcV_rMwY

Millard Filmore

@sgtrock: one of my favorite TV series, it was slipping out of memory. Thanks for the reminder.

Winter

@Wayne
"Here's a super long article on how Evangelicals and Fundamentalists think, and why they think that way."

I just started to read your link. What strikes me after just a few pages is how much the patriarchy looks like a christianized version of the ideology of classical Sparta. Note that Sparta was not only patriarchical, hiearchical, and did not allow maried couples to have fun, it was also build upon brutal slavery based on race.

Winter

Trump's campaign is "missing" $63M. And there still is no paperwork for the $50m of loans Trump "forgave". Maybr, Trump has already repaid his loans from campaign contributions?

Trump's Missing Money
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-burnett/trumps-missing-money_b_11472300.html

paul

(Last Week Tonight) John Oliver - Trump new claim on Obama and Clinton (August 14th, 2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJkaLpeKX08

Wayne Borean


Utah for Clinton

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/4222913-155/op-ed-this-lifelong-republican-will-be

Wayne Borean


Manafort denies under the table payments from the Ukraine.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/15/politics/clinton-slams-trump-over-manafort-report/index.html

Tomi T Ahonen

Hi Everybody

So comment on the second week of Trump after the Conventions ended. I thought his first wee was the worst there has ever been in politics, and the start of Week 2 was even worse. That is all true, but Trump has slowed down in his damage to his own campaign.

Yes, compared to any other year ever, the past week (week 2) was the worst week ever seen, but marginally, it wasn't quite as bad as Week 1. Yes, Trump still did more damage to his own chances by historically huge levels, but Week 2 ended with a whimper not ever more waves of trouble.

So now we face yet another 'pivot' speech to a teleprompter, about how to defeat ISIS. Apparently they'll ask a few more questions at immigration. That will fix the problem. Incidentally, questions that Trump would himself totally fail. So he should self-deport himself.

And the Manafort Putin money mess is gaining attention. Also bizarrely Ivanka is on vacation - and she just had to pick as her travel buddy and new BFF the girlfriend of Vladimir Putin. I'm not making this up. It is as if they were running an elaborate Punk'd episode and just revealing tiny hints that this is all a colossal joke. (Oh, that Vladimir Putin's current girlfriend is the ex girlfriend of Rupert Murdoch, yes, sick twisted world of trophy wives..)

The polls keep singing their sombre songs. No politician in 64 years has overcome a defeat from a position this far behind in polling at mid-August. So how about those who know Trump the best? Trump's home state New Yorkers prefer the 'carpet bagger' Chicago and Arkansas girl, Hillary Clinton by a 2 to 1 margin. Trump gets 25% support of his home state while Hillary gets 50% - in a four-way race. That is a huge huge HUGE ouch. Especially as Trump stupidly suggested he'd win New York.

In black support Trump is nationally at 1%. Among youth vote, he is supported by only 1 in 5 young voters. The Republican party is selling its future for this stupid run of 2016. One Republican warned that if Trump doesn't show his taxes, that person will vote against Trump. Yeah, and more are joining the Hillary side and others going to the Libertarians. Its all bad. And Trump know KNOWS he's losing. He told voters at one of his rallies that he's in trouble in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He knows he can't win. So he blames the media of course - and he's also ready to blame the voters of Connecticut (who were never a battleground state so this makes sense absolutely nowhere)

Another day of bizarre in the world of Trump. Oh and I came up with the Third Law of Trump: For every Trump political opinion there is an equal and opposite Trump opinion.

Tomi Ahonen :-)

XCOSTA

"The gambit of trying to win by being the racists, that will be totally debunked this cycle and we should not see another politician try this for many decades to come"

Tomi, I think you are totally wrong regarding this point. This is only the beginning. Just look to your neighbor country Sweden and other European countries with racist party's in parliament.

Millard Filmore

Over in right-wing fantasy land, Trump could win California and New York.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/alex-jones-trump-verge-winning-california-and-new-york-according-his-unskewed-polls

"... urging InfoWars viewers to sign up as election observers for Trump’s campaign, alleging that Hillary Clinton is bent on stealing the presidential election ..."

Now this poll watching part must be handled delicately, since "the entire GOP is under a consent decree, due to their dirty tactics in NJ in 1981 ..."

The comment is here:
http://www.bradford-delong.com/2016/08/rick-perry-2011-on-ben-bernankehttpthinkprogressorgpolitics20110815296552perry-on-bernanke-pretty-ugly-do.html#comment-6a00e551f08003883401b8d21096ab970c

the consent decree story is here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/13/how-donald-trumps-bizarre-voter-watch-effort-could-get-the-gop-in-trouble/?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-politics%3Ahomepage%2Fcard

Winter

Maybe the exit story wasn't that outlandish:

GOP Operatives Aren't So Sure That Trump Even Wants To Win
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-lose_us_57b2033de4b007c36e4f91f2

Winter

From the above link:
"While Trump may be unaccustomed to ― and rattled by ― a sustained attack from a political opponent, it still remains a mystery as to why he hasn’t adjusted his tactics amid evidence that those attacks are taking a toll. "

That is a defining symptom of psychopaths, they have difficultly learning from failure or punishment.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/02/why-you-can-t-punish-a-psychopath-according-to-science.html

Wayne Borean


Reporters beat Trump supporters

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/katrina-pierson-trump-reporters_us_57b1de74e4b07184041204bc?

cornelius

@Wayne
She was just being sarcastic. Although I wouldn't be surprised if they did beat Trump's supporters. After all, the journalists are "lowest form of life" according to Trump.

Wayne Borean


@cornelius

Ah, yes, lower life forms. I thought politicians were the lowest form of life.

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