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Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:50 PM

Its just a billboard

Background: Trump and McSally ads have vanished from the airwaves in AZ. We see lots of Kelly ads (very well done) and some Biden ads (also very well done). I think it is wise that both Trump and McSally save their money and not run ads because they were just terrible.

Now we know why Trump is going dark and not just in AZ:



TRUMP CAMPAIGN HAS MONEY PROBLEMS

https://politicalwire.com/2020/09/07/trump-campaign-has-money-problems/


“Money concerns are very real for President Trump’s campaign — an unusual predicament for a sitting president, and one that worries veteran Republican operatives, with Trump so far behind in swing states as the race climaxes,” Axios reports.

“The campaign’s view is that Trump will get his message out, and he depends less on paid media than normal politicians. But the number of states Trump has to worry about has actually grown, and Joe Biden’s massive August fundraising haul has given his campaign a lift as early voting begins.”

The AP reports the Trump campaign had pulled most TV ads over the previous week, ceding the airwaves to Biden, who was outspending Trump by more than 10 to 1.

New York Times: “The light television spending and advertising blackouts in some key states have mystified allies.”






Also gone are the ads on the electronic billboards.

So driving on freeways in Phoenix last week I was struck by a beautiful electronic ad that had a single word "BIDEN" against a deep blue background framed by the beautiful iconic sunset colors on the AZ state flag. Its a pretty standard format for candidates of both parties but when it is done on an electronic billboard it just projected a simple and surprisingly beautiful message. There were a couple of lines in small print but I couldn't read it but could see the simple message a couple of miles away.

It would rotate off the electronic billboard and then we get dozens of personal injury attorneys all with the same messages. No I didn't have a wreck but I still need a check and yes I know that you don't get paid until I get paid.

Eventually the Biden sign would rotate in view but now I was at an angle and couldn't see the small print.

Curious no other political advertising on the billboards but over the last week or so I kept my eye out for it.

Yesterday I was close enough and at the right angle that I could see the smaller print.

Its just a billboard but damn it, it choked me up.

I found a yard sign that has the same message and design but doesn't do justice to how it looks on a gigantic electronic billboard.



This is AZ and some Republicans here are financing their own campaign of hope and unity. President Biden will be able to bridge across America and build bridges and consensus with a sensible non Trump Republican remnant on the many things we do agree on, like NATO, refugees and the environment.

If AZ Republicans can join Democrats to elect Joe Biden President and send Mark Kelly to the Senate then we have reason to hope that this agonizing nightmarish experiment in authoritarian nihilism is coming to an end.

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Reply Its just a billboard (Original post)
grantcart Sep 2020 OP
rzemanfl Sep 2020 #1
C Moon Sep 2020 #17
EarlG Sep 2020 #2
Captain Zero Sep 2020 #5
Wellstone ruled Sep 2020 #10
Beachnutt Sep 2020 #3
grantcart Sep 2020 #7
Beachnutt Sep 2020 #14
cannabis_flower Sep 2020 #16
niyad Sep 2020 #19
Celerity Sep 2020 #29
aidbo Sep 2020 #33
KS Toronado Sep 2020 #4
SCantiGOP Sep 2020 #6
rurallib Sep 2020 #8
grantcart Sep 2020 #9
erronis Sep 2020 #13
MyOwnPeace Sep 2020 #24
Mr.Bill Sep 2020 #11
Trueblue Texan Sep 2020 #12
Buns_of_Fire Sep 2020 #15
live love laugh Sep 2020 #31
kimbutgar Sep 2020 #18
paleotn Sep 2020 #21
paleotn Sep 2020 #20
grantcart Sep 2020 #25
UpInArms Sep 2020 #28
paleotn Sep 2020 #32
kimbutgar Sep 2020 #22
iluvtennis Sep 2020 #23
Tommymac Sep 2020 #27
Tommymac Sep 2020 #26
live love laugh Sep 2020 #30

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:54 PM

1. Theft is cheaper. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:00 PM

17. Yep. That's what I was thinking. Why bother paying for ads, when you can cheat.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:59 PM

2. Heh

So Trump seized an enterprise in a hostile takeover, and now he's stripping it of all cash and assets before it finally goes bust.

You'd think Mitt Romney would be his biggest fan at this point.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:40 PM

5. Exactly what I've been thinking for a couple weeks.

Maybe he thinks Putin will steal the election for him so he will just steal Republicans donations ? Makes sense. He may owe it to Putin anyway.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:27 PM

10. Sure looks that way.

 

First story about Ads broke a couple weeks back. And that was the same day Dipstick Donnie had a major fall out with Sheldon Adelson about a 25 million dollar check needed to run Ads in Arizona and Nevada . Sheldon did not cut the check. Locals reported that phone call out within seconds of it happening. As well as the cancellation of Trump Ads ASAP.

Someone posted a blub about Trump's Campaign being out of Cash do to infighting with Trump not wanting them to spend HIS money.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:08 PM

3. Just a shirt

Saw a guy the other day with a "PROUD REPUBLICAN FOR BIDEN" Shirt on ,
If I knew how to post a picture I would post it.

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Response to Beachnutt (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:10 PM

7. Welcome to DU


If you can find a link to a jpeg picture online you can just post the link

you can try it and hit preview to see if it works or not.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:49 PM

14. Thanks for the welcome

I'm kinda old school and computer illiterate but I will try to figure it out...thanks

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Response to Beachnutt (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:57 PM

16. Go to

Postimage.org

Click on upload and upload your picture.

Copy the link that says direct link and paste it in your reply. After you finish your post you can click preview to see the picture.

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Response to Beachnutt (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:24 PM

19. Welcome to DU.

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Response to Beachnutt (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 11:33 PM

29. here






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Response to Celerity (Reply #29)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 04:06 PM

33. I'd be embarrassed to admit I was a Republican.

 

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:11 PM

4. Maybe we need yard signs & bumper stickers which state " Republicans for BIDEN "

If enough repugs & independents seen them, could we sway more votes Joe's way?
A lot of republican veterans would like one about now.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:06 PM

6. Money is an issue??

Other than Mexico paying for the big, beautiful wall, the thing I heard Trump repeat the most was that he would be self-financing his campaign. Why is he not asked about that, and to release some data about how much of his money has been spent

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:11 PM

8. His defense lawyers are eating all the donated cash to the GOP

or what I like to call a win-win

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:11 PM

9. Not only did he not self finance he had the campaign pay $ 50 million for his legal fees.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:48 PM

13. Jared and Ivanka are siphoning funds to somewhere offshore. Big Kidney FLOTUS is preparing for her

trip back to the warm arms of the USSR.

Every grifter connected to the loser-con is trying to get what they can while they can. Maybe buying new identities.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:56 PM

24. Don't you pay attention?

My Gawd, the guy's got lots of stuff going on. I'm sure he'd be HAPPY to pay for it all, just as soon as they're done with the "audits" - you know, the things holding back his "tax returns!"

(but just wondering: If you're the President of the United States, in charge of it all, couldn't you somehow get those "audits" handled in some sort of faster way?)

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:31 PM

11. If he's running out of money

that's all the more reason to deny him free air time every time he steps in front of a microphone. Film it, then run a story within the hour strictly about all the lies he told. Nothing else. That should cover just about every word he spoke.

Kick him while he's down.

Remember back in 2056-16 when he said he was worth ten billion dollars and didn't need any donations because he was self financing the campaign.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:44 PM

12. Either they aren't spending...

...because they think stealing the election is adequate without ads, or they are pocketing the money for their great escape.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:52 PM

15. Rumpy: Less money spent on ads, more money for MEEEEEEEEEE!!! nt

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 08:06 AM

31. 💯💯

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:22 PM

18. Where my mother in law lives in Arizona she said the campaign commercials are scary.

The world will end of MF45 is not re elected. We are doomed I tell ya!

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:31 PM

21. That's because all the smart Republicans...

Yes, I know. That sounds like an oxymoron, but there are some and they're on our side this go round. Donnie is left with the dregs and it shows.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:29 PM

20. Like all things Donnie....

he's fucking it up royally. Digging yourself a deeper hole by going silent in the stretch because you're cash strapped, because you're pissing off your donors, is no way to run a campaign. Once again, shit head is his own worst enemy.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielcassady/2020/08/08/rump-reportedly-lashes-out-at-billionaire-donor-sheldon-adelson/#62c352a29e74

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-23/trump-s-big-donor-gifts-plunge-61-as-he-sits-out-virtual-events?sref=rJi17qpy

https://www.businessinsider.com/just-6-trumps-top-donors-have-given-2020-reelection-bid-2020-8

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Response to paleotn (Reply #20)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 06:29 PM

25. Yep, I think that's why he was so disjointed today.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #20)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 11:05 PM

28. Memory Lane time

Report: Donald Trump Has Already Confessed Stealing Inauguration Money

According to the Michael Lewis book The Fifth Risk, as reported by Daily Kos, Trump’s decision to fire Christie was because of Trump’s desire to pocket the money. Christie (a former federal prosecutor) said he couldn’t do it legally. So Trump got rid of him and put Pence in charge.

Here is a passage from the Lewis book which explains in graphic detail what happened:

“Trump was apoplectic, actually yelling, ‘You’re stealing my money! You’re stealing my f*cking money! What the f*ck is this??’ Seeing Bannon, Trump turned on him and screamed, ‘Why are you letting him steal my f*cking money?’

Bannon and Christie together set out to explain to Trump federal law. To which Trump replied, ‘F*ck the law. I don’t give a f*ck about the law. I want my f*cking money.’ Bannon and Christie tried to explain that Trump couldn’t have both his money and a transition.”


With Pence in charge, Trump was able to illegally pocket the $107 million. And the SDNY prosecutors no doubt have evidence to prove that this happens.

But that’s not all. The Lewis book shows that Trump confessed his criminal intention to steal the money to both Bannon and Christie, who can be called as witnesses and forced to testify about what they heard Trump say about his plan to steal the money.

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:35 PM

32. If he stole from his inauguration fund....

he's stealing from his reelection coffers as well, instead of actually using the money to get reelected. And if he doesn't get reelected, he gets investigated, charged, tried and jailed, thus losing his money. Fred's idiot son.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:32 PM

22. All that money is paying off his debts to Russia and China.

I think he has that money stashed in Russia or some other tax haven country and will be out of the country on January 21st 2021 before he gets arrested.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:52 PM

23. "TRUMP CAMPAIGN HAS MONEY PROBLEMS" - I don't believe it for a second, money is going to trump

crime family pockets.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #23)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:47 PM

27. This n/t

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:46 PM

26. Thanks for the Positive Message! I needed it.

So much negative hateful stuff because of the Trumpezoids. Also, of coarse, the ass-clown himself.

Sign does look bright and happy.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 08:05 AM

30. The only way Trump has money problems is he's hoarding it

Probably so he can take it off shore when he flees after losing the election. He’s been campaigning for three years it’s not possible he’s out of money.

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