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David Lopez
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Posted: 26 August 2017 at 3:11pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

And the GOP is relying on Gerrymandering and increasingly unreasonable (and unnecessary) voter ID laws in order to stay in power, so whatever injustices (perceived or otherwise) experienced by Hispanics (the fastest-growing demographic in the nation) don't matter - as long as the Republicans keep dicking with the electoral process, things will remain as they have always been.

This...is not going to work out for the GOP.
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Posted: 26 August 2017 at 7:28pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Why do you say that? It's worked out pretty well so far. 
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Posted: 26 August 2017 at 8:22pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Because eventually, short of automatically disqualifying everyone with a Hispanic-sounding last name from voting, that ever-growing demographic will eventually (and sooner rather than later) form a massive voting bloc, rendering whatever underhanded shenanigans the GOP are counting on to remain in power, moot. 
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Posted: 26 August 2017 at 11:21pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

THAT was supposed to be the case last November!! I've been hearing that "fastest-growing demographic" talking point for years. Doesn't matter if the votes don't grow in the key states.

Damn Electoral College!!

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Posted: 27 August 2017 at 8:34am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Years ago, when I first became politically aware (around 20-22), I said to a friend that had I been born in the US, I imagine I'd have joined the Republicans: their values and ideology appealed to me. Didn't agree with all of them, but they felt close to my beliefs. 

Obviously, that was academic. I am a member of a political party (or was) over here. I want to be part of a movement that helps society become better.

But if I had been born in the US, and joined the Republicans, I'd now be sending my membership card to their HQ and completely washing my hands of them! 
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Posted: 27 August 2017 at 10:35am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Charles is right, David. And the GOP is doing everything they can to keep them from voting. AND they're trying to get rid of them and keep any more from coming in. 

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Posted: 29 August 2017 at 7:57am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

So now we're back to this....


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Posted: 31 August 2017 at 3:12pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Trump is pledging to donate $1 million toward hurricane disaster relief in Texas and Louisiana.... the question is will this be another ruse as he did with that big donation to disabled veterans? WHY should anyone believe what this man says or what he promises?

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Jeez, seems the attack on the "fake media" (and the disfunction of the Dems) has done its job....


Kinda depressing as we head towards the end of YEAR ONE.

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The lack of anything resembling specific data in that article makes me suspicious. "Pollsters are shocked by how many voters..." "...most participants..." These representations are anonymous and unattributed for a reason, presumably because the source's identity would raise questions about their motives.


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Stop, Democratic operatives urge voters, assuming that what they think is morally right is the best politics. A case in point is Trumpís response to the violence in Charlottesville. The presidentís equivocation on neo-Nazis was not as much of a political problem as his opponents want to believe, Democratic operatives say, and shifting the debate to whether or not to remove Confederate monuments largely worked for him.

It's been a persistent meme of the white "Left" that the Democrats needs to move past "distractions" like racism and sexism and focus on the real issues facing the country, which are economic and the fault of the Democrats. If they have their way the Democrats will return to being an unapologetic white nationalist party while accomplishing nothing in the way of economic justice. 
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Jeez, seems the attack on the "fake media" (and the disfunction of the Dems) has done its job....

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I disagree. I think a vast majority of Trump voters knew exactly who they were voting for and are getting exactly what they want (although not necessarily what they need). 
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Trump attacked ESPNís Jemele Hill today, calling on the host who called him a white supremacist to ďapologize for untruth.Ē (Press secretary Huckabee Sanders said Hill should be fired for her remarks.)

Seriously??? We do have a First Amendment to protect citizens against government retribution if opinions are not approved. Does he plan to change that???

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Posted: 15 September 2017 at 4:05pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Gosh, is Cotton Candy Hair going to resign? Why doesn't he? Just go and play golf, Cotton Candy Hair. You're not wanted by most normal people. How much longer does the US have to put up with this shit?

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Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."

If the Iraq death toll were but the only stain on the American taxpayers' consciences, we'd deserve to endure a 150 year Trump superpresidency and still not wash away the blood 
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Seriously??? We do have a First Amendment to protect citizens against government retribution if opinions are not approved. Does he plan to change that???

I don't think he's bright enough to even realize the implications of what he is doing. He is just doing, reflexively, what he has always done. Reacting without thinking because his fragile ego was wounded. 

Not that this is much better since this man is now POTUS and seems to have no concept of the responsibility of the position. 
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Posted: 16 September 2017 at 5:52pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Trump is Klan and Nazi hero. Period. That
is all anyone has to know.
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Posted: 16 September 2017 at 5:59pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

And all I keep reading, via social media, are people who have CONVINCED themselves that the man will be in handcuffs soon. Or impeached. And then kicked out.

Believe me, I'd like to see Cotton Candy Hair kicked out of office, I think he's disruptive for the world (his policies could set the clock back decades!). I'd love it if he resigned. But I don't see him getting kicked out or arrested. Maybe it's wishful thinking - and more power to them - but some seem convinced he'll be in jail soon (not sure what for).

I can only hope he gets bored and resigns! 
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Posted: 16 September 2017 at 6:10pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

And now, the US is NOT leaving the Paris climate agreement. The democrats are getting to him...
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Posted: 16 September 2017 at 6:18pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

I see. Wonder if he'll build that wall? Preferably, he'll one day build a wall around him and his sycophants. 
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Posted: 17 September 2017 at 11:04am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Okay, let's put aside hashtags and wishful thinking.

What are the likes of 45 being impeached and then kicked out of office?

Are these hashtag people just engaging in wishful thinking? I'm not a lawyer - is he doing anything that is even flirting with law-breaking right now? What are the chances?

The sad thing is, these hashtag folk seem convinced, but I feel it's just wishful thinking and desires. I'd like to know if anyone out there actually has a LEGAL case, and some knowledge, pertaining to the impeachment of Cotton Candy Hair. 
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Posted: 17 September 2017 at 11:21am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

CNN continues to take Trump's bait (this is their actual headline as we speak):


I guess "fake news" is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Posted: 17 September 2017 at 11:24am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

He's not going to get impeached until the makeup of the House and Senate drastically changes, which is unlikely in 2018, even with a political shift.

The grounds for Impeachment are "Treason, Bribery, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors". Barring any audio or video of Trump taking a personal check from Putin, the reasons for impeaching Trump will come from the latter two and whether his conduct consists of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" will be more of a political decision than something that fits any strict legal criteria. 
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Posted: 17 September 2017 at 12:34pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Thanks, Michael.

I'm finding it disheartening. I know some of it is clickbait (which I don't click on), but a legal expert (well, a lawyer) on Twitter talked about how 45 will be impeached - yet it didn't seem to be based on anything concrete.

I just wish he'd resign. The creature is a child. He lacks tact/diplomacy. His tweets are dictatorial (for god's sake, Cotton Candy Hair, stop having tantrums about what a news outlet or comedy show has said about you). God, I absolutely detest every atom of his being.
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Posted: 17 September 2017 at 2:53pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Nothing is compelling anyone to bitch about the asshole every day. If he's getting on your nerves so much, then take a 'Trump-Free' break in a part of the internet...or just this forum.. that isn't devoted to him.
I try to check this thread out on occasion, but it has really degenerated into incontinent nail-biting and needing to use 'fainting couches'.
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I think you'll find, Brian, that someone like myself is a frequent poster elsewhere on this forum. In all of the sub-forums.

Fainting couches? Not familiar with such a term.

I just fear for the future of a great country like the US, and its relations with a country like the UK, with him in charge.

Nothing is compelling you to actually complain about other people's opinions, either. 
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