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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
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Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

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Scary as hell.

That reminder in the OP here, "it was time to make Germany great again" - scary as hell!

This George Orwell observation, applies, too. Scary as hell!

Saw something else here that reinforces it. The "is designed to make lies sound truthful" - dovetails into the whole idea of gaslighting. Where you manipulate words to turn meanings upside-down.

https://www.texasobserver.org/how-the-gop-is-gaslighting-america/

Seconded!

He can be a real "guided muscle" next week!

These points were all spot-on. Glad he was in there! See, Donald? WE can "twitter-war" YOU, TOO! But our tweets actually have the advantage of being accurate.

I look forward to hearing from him next week, and having him remind everybody what really counts. I'm SO GLAD to have him on our team! I think he might prove to be invaluable in the future.

in·val·u·a·ble
inˈvaly(əw)əb(?l/
adjective
extremely useful; indispensable.
"an invaluable source of information"
synonyms: indispensable, crucial, critical, key, vital, necessary, irreplaceable, all-important; immeasurable, incalculable, inestimable, priceless
"an invaluable member of the organization"

Particularly farther downrange, once we get past the 2016 election season and into the next midterm election. The midterms are where Democrats traditionally fall down on the job, don't bother to turn out to vote, don't see it as a critical or vital thing to do, don't recognize or realize how important it is NOT to slack off. And guess what ALWAYS happens? The other guys turn out, reliably and predictably, and they mess up whatever gains we made two years earlier. The last two midterm elections were where we inadvertently helped to midwife the teabagger movement, lost the Senate, and failed to make any real inroads in the House. IF WE'RE TO GET ANYTHING ACCOMPLISHED, OR ANYTHING FIXED, WE HAVE TO TURN OUT DURING THE MIDTERMS, TOO! NOT just during Presidential election years.

I'm hoping Bernie Sanders can make a profound and substantial difference there. Hopefully so especially in 2018 - because that's when HE runs for his own reelection. So we'll be hearing more from him in that cycle, too. He'll have a much larger presence because of what he built this year.

Well, what else would you expect to see when the locusts come swarming into town?

Unfortunately, many will.

His poll numbers will improve, short-term. Everybody gets a convention bounce, even if it's only a little. I'm just glad OUR side gets its week, this coming week, to wipe that all away and set the record straight. OUR convention bounce will be corrective.

That seems to be a trend here, with these CONS.

They take without asking. Because they can. Because they're entitled. So why not?

Oh MAN, 63splitwindow! Anybody remember the middle-aged woman, during the Obama campaign,

who'd just been laid off, and was facing a very uncertain future thanks to the bush/cheney economic disaster, but she refused to consider then-candidate Barack Obama, because he didn't wear a flag pin on his lapel? She simply couldn't vote for somebody who didn't wear a flag pin. And she said so, flat out.

She flatly and wholeheartedly rejected a change of leadership AWAY from the catastrophic full-spectrum mess the CONS had A) created and B) were leaving behind, because the Democratic candidate didn't wear a flag pin. Which, btw, wasn't true - he did. A lot. Back then. Once or twice in the beginning, he hadn't gotten into the habit yet. But THAT alone, because he hadn't worn a flag pin that day, disqualified him.

Sad. And utterly pathetic.

Really? That's a hopeful sign.

I'm kinda worried, but hell, I'm ALWAYS kinda worried.

I'm sure he solidified his base of berzerkoids, paranoiacs, and other assorted low-info voters. He threw them all kinds of their favorite red meat and plenty more validation - just the way they like it. And today's the one day all week where they didn't have a calamity or two or three to drown it out, or bigfoot it the way ted cruz crapped all over yesterday's lackluster mike pence debut. They're probably all fired up now, unfortunately. Hopefully the polls will reflect what the betting markets suggest instead of my own pessimism. I'm expecting the CONS to get a bump in the polls from tonight's finale, particularly considering Ivanka's impressive presentation (look out for her, somewhere in the future. She'll be recruited for more. I think they all looked at her and thought "a star is born". I hope to be way wrong this time.

GLAD that next week, WE get the last word. And we'll have four days to correct the record, AND outshine them, with our team of experienced and seasoned adults and professionals - who don't fuck it up the way Trump's bunch did most of the week. And our all-star lineup will help remind people what the reality is, rather than the screwy spin and the lies and the fairy tales that the CONS tried to sell all this week.

Let's hope so.

I'm uneasy about it, myself. That Trump speech didn't make any glaring idiocy-errors, the balloon drop went smoothly, and there were no fuck-ups tonight like there have been for the past three nights of this hapless shit show.

TONS of red meat were thrown at the hungry and extremely angry crowd. And I bet they gobbled it up raw and without any dipping sauce. He was an expert salesman tonight. That's how his "Art of the Deal" ghostwriter, Barry Schwartz described him, from having had the lengthy and maddening experience of trying to work with him to put the book together. He's a salesman. And he sold a big bill o' goods tonight. Had plenty of eager buyers, too. He told them EVERYTHING they wanted to hear.

His poll numbers will likely go up after this, and that'll be all the news all day tomorrow and well into the weekend and Monday, when the Democratic Convention begins. But that's the good part. He was very tightly controlled, clung to that teleprompter, and didn't go nutzoid too badly, so he'll get a post-convention bump. But, next week, so will Hillary. Probably enough to push her back over him and dissolve whatever short-term advantage tonight will have won for him - and it probably will have won him some points, maybe pushing him up ahead of her. The CONvention was a shit-show for its first three days. They're lucky there were no glaring errors tonight, though, so they get to finish on a high note. And the press will play it up, big, for sure. But that's for now. WE have next week and our own four-night show with which to hit the reset button.

I'm glad our team is going second. That means WE get the last word.

His contributions next week will be most welcome and appreciated.

As Hillary said a little bit ago - it's gonna be so much more fun now that we're on the same side!

Welcome to DU, Jackieduda.

I'm mixed about it. I'm already predisposed not to like it. But I fear it might move the needle among the gullible.

LOTS of promises of instant fixes. Worrisome - especially since there are so many short-attention-span people in the electorate who want results Fast-Fast-Fast (like they know it's supposed to go from the old aspirin commercials).

I was warily impressed with Ivanka. I'd guess she's going to be asked to run for something, herself, someday. I'd expect the GOP to try to recruit her for all kinds of bigger things. Maybe even New York governor at some point. I suspect she just earned herself a future in politics - if she wants one.
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