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Forum Post: Nothing really surprising in the election this year.

Posted 4 months ago on Sept. 10, 2016, 8:13 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8730) from Phoenix, AZ
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Republicans have been cultivating stupid within their base for several decades, only about one tenth of one percent are rich enough for it to make sense to vote GOP, so they need a lot of stupid people to keep them in office. Now those stupid people have chosen Trump, it's not hard to figure out nor is it surprising. Jon Stewart says it better here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut8C_IOqEtU

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[-] 2 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 months ago

I agree. The people are going to steamroll the few that are trying to offer something different as usual.

Like a herd of buffalo charging at Standing Rock. And the people will side with the oppressors as usual.

Humans are extremely easy to control. Most of the time.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 weeks ago

A WikiLeaks figure is claiming that he received leaked Clinton campaign emails from a “disgusted” Democratic whistleblower, while the White House continued to blame Russian hackers Wednesday for meddling in the presidential election and asserted that Donald Trump was “obviously aware” of Moscow’s efforts on his behalf.

Craig Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, said in the report by the Daily Mail that he flew to Washington for a clandestine handoff with one of the email sources in September.

He said he received a package in a wooded area near American University. “Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” Mr. Murray told the British newspaper. “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”

WikiLeaks published thousands of emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, providing a steady stream of negative news coverage of the Democratic presidential nominee during the final weeks of the campaign. Mr. Murray said the leakers were motivated by “disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders.”

The Daily Mail report noted that Mr. Murray was removed from his diplomatic post amid allegations of misconduct.

The White House said Wednesday that Mr. Trump was “obviously aware” of Russian hacking to benefit his presidential campaign and suggested that the administration didn’t retaliate against Moscow because the U.S. has more to lose than Russia does in an all-out cyberwar.


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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (32942) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

@SenSanders

Say wWHHAAAT ?!?!!!?

[-] 1 points by grapes (4716) 3 months ago

I worry about the continuity of governance. The extremely close election of 2000 got us and the world to our present dystopian state via partisan resentment and sabotage. 9/11 dug a very deep dark hole for all. Sanders no longer believes that he has a chance to become President. Will he be prepared to govern if the Presidency is shoved into his lap?

I abhor our two major parties' nominees for the Presidency but more 9/11-like aneurysms, such as 7/4, 7/14(already occurred in France), etc. are unwelcomed.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (32942) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

The stupid they recruited from this time around = extreme haters of others (as well as hate of self = note women & minorities that support Drumpf).

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8730) from Phoenix, AZ 3 months ago

guess what just did this, maybe i'll post some later

http://www.dailykos.com/user/factsrfun/stream

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8730) from Phoenix, AZ 3 months ago

you should watch the Jon thing if you haven't, it's good

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (32942) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

You're right - Jon Stewart examines the phenomenon that is the Manbaby - good stuff.

[-] 0 points by flip (7101) 3 months ago

jon is good and all that he says is true - what is interesting is what he does not say. he says nothing "empire" - the usa and its's almost 1000 bases around the world (or why we spend 50% of our tax dollars on the military?), nothing about triumph of wall street over main street and nothing about the outsourcing of jobs. these are all bipartisan issues. he says nothing about why someone in the bottom 80% of the population would turn to somebody crazy like trump. poor jon he is mouthing the typical liberal complaint but cannot envision a radical critique (that is a michael parenti line in case you were wondering).

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8730) from Phoenix, AZ 3 months ago

If you've read this good, if not you should it is a 'primer" in my opinion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessions_of_an_Economic_Hit_Man

[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 3 months ago

old news - is this in response to jon's ommissions???

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8730) from Phoenix, AZ 3 months ago

did I throw you off with "primer"?

[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 3 months ago

it took you a week to think that up. at least you should have been able to come up with something funny. we all know there is no rational counter to what i wrote about the omissions - don't want to talk about them do you. and hey - when was that book written - 2003 or 4???

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8730) from Phoenix, AZ 3 months ago

Got Google?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 weeks ago

''By hyping the Russian “threat,” the neocons and their liberal-hawk sidekicks, who include much of the mainstream U.S. news media, can guarantee bigger military budgets from Congress. The hype also sets in motion a blocking maneuver to impinge on any significant change in direction for U.S. foreign policy under Trump.'' - from:

multum in parvo ...

[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 3 months ago

yup

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

"Nothing ..." other than the fact tRUMP won! DNC/DWS/HRC & co., fkt this one good & may have killed Dems off!! But Dem Ostriches like Fancy Pelosi & Chuck Fkn Schumer are gonna fix The Dems?!!! + fyi

Dems lost House and Senate & fk knows how many other down ticket races mostly because the Dems ran the 2nd most hated person for PotUS! Then told ppl she had 98% of winning!! Ergo - Complacency!!!

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (32942) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 months ago

11/07/2016 election eve

On 11/08/2016 there will be no candidate who will support the general public on the GOP or DNC ticket.

One hopes that there will be a multitude of write in votes for Bernie or Jill

[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 2 months ago

i am thinking (hoping?) that the establishment wing of both parties is smelling the coffee. unless they are really stupid they are figuring out how to move the ball in our direction. they need to throw some crumbs to the lower classes or face real trouble in 2020. i am thinking we might see lizzie primary hillary if the clintons continue on their ruling elite ways. then 2020 would be a choice between lizzie and a real nazi not a reality show host playing one??

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

On Sunday Morning in USA consider:

So - how has the U$A come to this?

omnia causa fiunt ...

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8730) from Phoenix, AZ 3 months ago

We needed people in The Park demanding that Bernie get more air time.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

Sadly. I'm not sure what Bernie would do with, ''more air time" - now that he too has fallen for the ''lesser of two evils'' road to spiralling into ever more evil!!! He knew that he'd been shafted by the DNC & DWS & we all know that even more as time goes by & so whyTF he chose not to go ''Independent'' or join Dr. Jill Stein on the Green Ticket (especially as she offered him the PotUS shot) - is somewhat of a mystery to me & squillions of others too, no doubt!! BUT The 99% Struggle can NOT depend on one man or woman and it absolutely has to keep rolling on - with a perspective longer than only one election cycle!

dum spiro, spero ...