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Mon Sep 5, 2016, 05:49 AM

Hillary Clinton Gets Gored

Paul Krugman

Yet throughout the campaign most media coverage gave the impression that Mr. Bush was a bluff, straightforward guy, while portraying Al Gore — whose policy proposals added up, and whose critiques of the Bush plan were completely accurate — as slippery and dishonest. Mr. Gore’s mendacity was supposedly demonstrated by trivial anecdotes, none significant, some of them simply false. No, he never claimed to have invented the internet. But the image stuck.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/05/opinion/hillary-clinton-gets-gored.html?ref=opinion&_r=1

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 05:59 AM

1. gore was also stiff and uninteresting on the trail. umm. eerie.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 06:02 AM

2. Media built Trump, are propping him up. GOP gonna collapse big time. Empty suits. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 06:08 AM

3. They are also proppig up

third party candidates and are willing to muck with Putin too.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 06:53 AM

4. this is my exact freaking worry... thankfully Trump is far more of a turnoff than GWB

 

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 06:54 AM

5. of course it should be noted that Gore actually won the 2000 election too...

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:03 AM

8. Yup. Pop vote AND Electoral College. NT

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:00 AM

6. Foxtoxin

Fox and Fiends most media give the Don A pass :
they forgive him for everything. while They Crucify Clinton rake her over the coals for stuff that Investigations have proven innocent

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:02 AM

7. The scariest part of the press coverage of the presidential race...

...is that it is beginning to look less and less like media herdthink and more and more like a focused and coordinated effort to make Trump president. It's possible that a group of rich and powerful idiots think that they can steer this racist/fascist/loose cannon toward accomplishing their own goals.

They thought that about Hitler too.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:23 AM

9. Fox news simply announced that

GWB won, and all the networks thought they were wrong, and changed their story that now Bush had won. The Supreme court said to stop the counting in Florida. The election was stolen. I wonder if they will try that again. Simply announcing that Trump won... with the Media as Biased as they are.. we need that Landslide that Obama had a few years back!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:41 AM

11. We'll likely get it

HRC is farther ahead in this race than Obama was in his.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 04:02 PM

13. It's not easy to hold the Executive after the same Party has held it for 2 terms

Obama was coming in after a disastrous GWB Jr in 08 an easy landslide with Palin by McCain's side. In 2012 it was *easier* to hold the Office and up against Mittens? No chance.

The problem isn't with HRC qualifications but there is a concern with election fatigue, name fatigue and also coming off of 2 terms, at least successful terms to date by the Obama administration unlike GWB Jr.

In my lifetime I have only seen the Party {either party} hold the E/O after holding it for two terms and that was HW Bush, after Reagan. Born in 71.

Good news is that Trump is such an idiot and the goodwill is on the side of the Obama Administration that even in the most uninspired turnout for 2016 Clinton has a great chance.

However, her numbers should be better considering how bad Trump is. November is still a very long time away in politics, too.

Cheers,
Sandy

*long-DU'er who rarely comments.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:28 AM

10. The current race isn't close enough for this to happen.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 08:23 AM

12. Feigned Media

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 04:51 PM

14. People look too hard for historic parallels in elections

I've heard every election in the past 120 years cited as how this election will turn out. Sure there are similarities between 1 election cycle to the next but elections tend to be overall unique. Anyone worried that history will repeat itself with such precision might need to calm down and get a drink.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 06:57 PM

15. I Think It Is A Valid Comparison

Bush received a huge free pass on the absurdity of his proposals, while the narrative of the 2000 election was that Gore was not trustworthy. Likewise, the narrative is that Trump "tells it like it is," and the media seems to give him a free pass.

For example, there is no call for Trump to divest of himself of his assets even though his real estate businesses could create huge conflicts of interest with his role as President. Yet, the media plays up calls for Hillary to sever all ties with the Clinton Foundation.



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