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So after the Mueller report is now looking like it's pretty bad for Trump will Glenn Greenwald

make the rounds again admitting he is a fucking piece of shit who was wrong as fuck and never should have done a victory lap for the worst President ever in the first place?

Rick Reilly on How Trump Cheated a Teenage Boy to Win a Golf Championship

I am beginning to think Trump is the biggest lowlife to ever walk the Earth. Cheating a little kid at a fucking game is pathetic on such an epic level it's dumbfounding. The lengths as to how low Trump can go seem to be bottomless.

Rick Reilly on How Trump Cheated a Teenage Boy to Win a Golf Championship
A conversation about the president and his favorite sport with the author of Commander in Cheat


Last month, Golf.com reported that President Trump’s 2018 club championship at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, may not have been totally legitimate. Though a plaque at the club lists the president as the victor, the championship was actually won by a hedge fund manager named Ted Virtue. Trump didn’t even compete in the event, but when he ran into Virtue at the club on a later date, he challenged him to an impromptu nine-hole match for the right to the title. Virtue couldn’t not accept. Trump won. The title was his.

But as Rick Reilly explains in his new book Commander in Cheat, an in-depth look at the president’s relationship with golf released Tuesday by Hachette Books, an asterisk the size of Trump’s ego belongs next to every “win” he takes down on the golf course. The 2018 title at Trump International was no exception, as Reilly tells Rolling Stone:

“They’re playing [for the title, along with Virtue’s son], and the story I’ve heard now three times is that Trump hit it in the water on 16. They see the ball go in the water. Virtue hits it on the green, his son hits it on the green, but when they get up there, because Trump is always way ahead in his own cart, the caddy is lining up Trump’s ball for a putt. Virtue’s kid says, ‘Mr. President, that’s my ball.’ The caddy says, ‘No, this is Mr. Trump’s ball. Your ball went in the water.’ And the kid, who’s 12 or 13 or whatever, goes, ‘Dad, that was a new ball. That’s my ball.’ And Virtue’s like, ‘I’ll buy you another ball.’ Trump sinks the putt on that hole and goes on to win, and that’s how he’s the club champion.”

More: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/rick-reilly-trump-golf-816324/?fbclid=IwAR2jouWDy3XuQUDgT7usd2S980zgcU8xFpU_OLQfS8G3aTlazl-Hgs_8EqU

If Barr covered things up as bad as it's sounding, Democrats should call for his resignation

The fact that Barr didn't use Mueller's summary alone, shows he is a political hack and not an honest broker. Dems should go ballistic if it's as bad as some of the most recent articles suggest! Hopefully this will turn into Trump's "Mission Accomplished" moment but it needs to be utilized hardcore!

As a big Sanders fan, I need more assurances his being so blunt about being Socialist won't cost

him the general election. The polling on socialism is abysmal https://www.nbcnews.com/card/nbc-news-wsj-poll-just-19-percent-voters-view-socialism-n912666 However most people seem to be open to many socialist policies on their own and how Sanders handles this balancing act is what will be crucial to his sucess in a national election.

The fact that Sanders has allowed himself to be attached to the word socialism so strongly may be what makes it for him or breaks it for him. It excites the base but could be a negative in the general. I just don't know which way the road will turn in the general which is nerve wracking. My gut is that he would beat Trump and probably obliterate him in the debates but I also have worries. The polling on socialism makes me just nervous enough to think I should go with someone else who I think has broad appeal who I may not actually connect with as much as I connect with Sanders. Someone who can beat Trump is by far my number 1 issue. Sanders is for sure who I identify with the most and contrary to those who say he won't get the nomination, I think he actually is in a much stronger position than many will admit.

I was in Warren's camp for a bit but her campaign seems to be flat right now so I moved back into the undecided camp. Maybe it will pick up steam in the debates? I would really like to vote for a woman but currently I think Biden would perform the best against Trump or possibly Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg really appeals to me I have to say. I am watching him to see if he can keep the momentum going and perform well in the debates. I honestly don't think the current issue with Biden and the women will mean squat come the general against the pussy grabber.

I am open to hearing from Sanders folks why you think the socialism thing won't be an issue and possibly could be a strength. I do agree that it would excite the base but would it scare off too many moderates?

Why Trump Hasn't Seen A Post-Mueller Boost In The Polls - 538

By Nate Silver

Filed under 2020 Election

The completion of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was widely portrayed as a turning point in Trump’s presidency. But so far it’s had little effect on his approval rating.

As of Monday night, Trump’s approval rating was 42.1 percent and his disapproval rating was 52.8 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight’s approval rating tracker, which is based on data all publicly-available polls. Those numbers are little changed from where they were – 41.9 percent approval and 52.9 percent disapproval – on Saturday, March 23, the day before Attorney General William Barr issued a four-page letter on the Mueller report to Congress. (The Mueller report itself has not yet been released to the public or to Congress, although Barr has pledged to release a redacted version of it by mid-April.)

Snip: Reason No. 1: The Muller report itself hasn’t been released, so voters are reserving judgment.
Let’s start with the obvious. In every poll, overwhelming majorities of the public — typically on the order of 80 percent — think the entire Mueller report should be released for public consumption. Relatedly, most voters don’t think that the four-page letter that Barr published is an adequate substitute: A Washington Post-Schar School poll found that just 28 percent of the public thought Barr had released enough material against 57 percent who thought he hadn’t.

More: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-end-of-the-mueller-probe-hasnt-been-a-game-changer-for-trump/?ex_cid=538fb&fbclid=IwAR19rnLtiLuGJbACvIuF0ITKhGr8YfDlwbCZ_ckIiLWcLQGj2DxSKHZ8RbE

I really like Bill Maher's label for Dem platform: "Capitalism PLUS!"

I really think Dems should steel that name. It's much harder for Republican's to say it isn't capitalism if it's in the name. Watch Maher's video below as he explains adding a few more socialistic ideas to a mostly capitalist platform. I think it's brilliant!

The View's Meghan McCain flies into a rage as audience boos her unhinged attack on Obama

One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America (w/ Kevin Kruse)


How corporate America invented 'Christian America' to fight the New Deal

The 2016 annual meeting for the Organization of American Historians (OAH) will feature a session focusing upon the provocative book One Nation Under God by Princeton history professor Keven M. Kruse. In One Nation Under God, Kruse argues that the idea of the United States as a Christian nation does not find its origins with the founding of the United States or the writing of the Constitution. Rather, the notion of America as specifically consecrated by God to be a beacon for liberty was the work of corporate and religious figures opposed to New Deal statism and interference with free enterprise. The political conflict found in this concept of Christian libertarianism was modified by President Dwight Eisenhower who advocated a more civic religion of “one nation under God” to which both liberals and conservatives might subscribe.

Kruse concludes that with the polarization of America in the 1960s over such issues such as school prayer and the war in Vietnam, politicians such as Richard Nixon abandoned the more inclusive civic religion of the Eisenhower era. Kruse writes that by the 1970s “the rhetoric of ‘one nation under God’ no longer brought Americans together; it only reminded them how divided they had become” (274). Arguing that public religion is a modern invention that has little to do with America’s origins, Kruse maintains that contemporary political discourse needs to better recognize the political ideology being perpetuated by the advocates of America as a Christian nation. Needless to say, Kruse’s arguments will antagonize many on the Christian right, as well as many on the left who have employed Christianity as the means through which to implement principles of equality and opportunity as extolled by Jesus of Nazareth, the working-class carpenter.

Drawing upon extensive archival research, the first part of Kruse’s book documents the alliance between religious leaders such as Congregationalist minister James W. Fifield Jr. and businessman J. Howard Pew Jr., president of Sun Oil and a major figure with the National Association of Manufacturers. Working out of his affluent Los Angeles community and congregation, Fifield formed a national organization called Spiritual Mobilization that attracted the support of big business while embracing unfettered capitalist traditions threatened by Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal policies. The fertile ground plowed by Spiritual Mobilization and Fifield prepared the way for the influential prayer breakfasts of Methodist minister Abraham Vereide and the crusades of evangelist Billy Graham. While the insecurities of the Cold War contributed to the growth of postwar religious fervor, Kruse insists that the prayer movement and Graham “effectively harnessed Cold War anxieties for an already established campaign against the New Deal” (36).

More: http://churchandstate.org.uk/2016/03/how-corporate-america-invented-christian-america-to-fight-the-new-deal/?fbclid=IwAR1WlFRAiJl1unk6vjP71bo_zRbsMut0e26m2EPfmrLqKON99L0dIdhT5XA

I am a big fan of Biden and I don't think he meant anything by any of these instances but

I have seen some of the videos out there of him holding teenage girls he just met around the waste, stroking their hair and kissing them on the top of the head as he whispers into their ears and almost all of the kids look totally freaked out. It really looks bad and I feel uncomfortable for the kids watching them! The parents look very uncomfortable too.

Again, I know people like Biden who come from affectionate families and they are great people who mean no harm but you flat out CAN'T put your hands all over teenage kids or adults like this. Imagine if your boss did that to your kids or some coworker who just met them. What would you be thinking? He gets away with it because he is very powerful.

Remember all the outrage here over the Bishop with his hand around Ariana Grande's waste? Everyone on DU was freaking out! Well what Biden does to these young girls looks 100 times worse and yet there is a lot of silence now about this.

This is just one example of dozens:

I work with kids in the schools and would be horrified to see a male teacher touching a teenager like that.

Let's be real, compared to Trump who enters teenager beauty pageant dressing rooms to see the girls naked is a million times worse and if Biden ends up against Trump I think it would be a wash but I do think this is an issue and not one we should sweep under the rug. Men can't touch kids like this ever!
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