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Clinton Response to Trump Attack on Bill's Indiscretions During Debate

"Donald, I'm not a quitter. I never have been a quitter. Not in my public life and not in my private life. All these issues that you allude to were discussed and dealt with, in public, 20 years ago. I will not litigate them again in this election or in this forum."

"And, finally, Donald, I hope you won't be offended that I don't take marital advice from you!"

Is Gary Johnson Still Smoking Pot?

Or is Johnson burnt out from years of pot use? Or is he just insane?

Incoherent, Irrational Buffoon

I have followed politics for over 50 years, and presidential politics very closely.

I have never, ever seen or heard a more chaotic, irrational, incoherent moron buffoon as Donald Trump.

It's remarkable that he has any votes, outside of his own family members.

They seem to "get it" better than our side

How can Paul Ryan call Donald Trump a racist (and let's face it, racist remarks only come from racists) in one breath and endorse him the next? Answer: The Supreme Court.

How can Ted Cruz, who was called a "liar" by Trump, whose wife was used as bullying fodder for a Trump tweet, whose own Father was linked by Trump to the JFK assassination, endorse Trump? Answer: The Supreme Court.

No matter how you feel about Hillary (and I love her like she was my own blood Sister), nothing she has ever done in her entire life approaches a single day of hatred and bigotry in Donald Trump's. Yet, the very people who will be negatively affected by a Trump Supreme Court appointment, and positively affected by one from Hillary, aren't excited, or in some cases, going to the dark side.

Women's rights, voting rights, civil rights and workers' rights, are all at stake. Those people who would set us back, they get it. They would knowingly accept Adolf Hitler if he would guarantee a ninth justice who thinks like them.

Young people need to understand that these are 30 or 40 year appointments. Minorities and Women need to know what's at stake. White Union members, my block of votes who seem so receptive to Trump, could see their working lives ruined by that ninth vote.

The other side will accept anything for that ninth vote, our side had better understand that, and fight accordingly.

Who Was Otto Wels?

Otto Wels was the candidate from the Social Democratic Party who finished second to Adolf Hitler in the last free election in Germany, prior to the end of WWII. The Parlimentary election was held in November of 1932. Because the Nazis won a plurality but could not cobble together a majority, Hindenburg appointed Hitler "Acting Chancellor". In March of 1933, a new election was held, and Hitler and the Nazis were able to gain a parliamentary majority after dominating an election full of intimidation and voter fraud. This was the election that featured the famous "Reichstag Fire" which brought Adolf Hitler to power in what was, at the time, the strongest Constitutional Democracy in Europe.

My point is, votes matter and who you vote for matters more. Do you think, with the advantage of 20/20 hindsight, that anyone who voted in that election in Germany in November of 1932 and had it to do over again, would have voted for anyone else except Otto Wels? Here's the moral of the story; Sometimes there are no second chances. Sometimes it's not so smart to vote to "send a message". Sometimes "the lesser of two evils" is an inaccurate saying. Sometimes one candidate represents stability and the other really is evil.

Maybe there were a lot of Germans who were looking for change in 1932. After all, the depression hit the whole world and Germany was among the hardest hit. Hitler represented that anger and disappointment in Germany at that time. Wels, on the other hand, was part of the ruling class that had to deal with their loss in WWI and the reparations that worsened the German economy. In other words, the voters in Germany had a better excuse for their historically awful choice in the German 1932 election. As Americans, we have no excuse for electing a man who is a totalitarian Demagogue to the most important office the world has ever known.

Donald Trump was forced by his "team" to declare Obama born in America (IMO)

Look at the footage of Trump's declaration that "President Obama was born in the United States. Period"

That was spoken with all the feeling of a spoiled 7 year old boy who really wanted to go to the ball game only with his father but was told by his parents to tell his 4 year old sister that "I want you to come with us to the ball game, too. Period".

Usually, the child would be scolded and told to "say it again, like you mean it, or she'll go to the game with Dad and you'll stay home."

My theory is that this was an obvious political calculation and the "team" wanted to get this issue behind them before the debates. Trump argued and argued (still my theory), until, finally, he said "fine, I'll do it". But just like the 7 year old spoiled brat in my analogy, he acted just like the 7 year old boy. He wanted everyone to know this was forced, that he really doesn't mean it.

This story is far from over, and it will blow up within the Trump campaign first, then become public.

Mark these words at 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 17.

Hillary Clinton is Wrong that Half of Trump Supporters are Deploreable

It's two thirds.

Two thirds of Trump Supporters believe Obama is a Muslim. To me, that's the definition of a bigot.

Link:
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/poll-two-thirds-trump-supporters-think-obama-muslim

And nearly 60% believe that Obama was born in another country. That's racist.
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2015/08/trump-supporters-think-obama-is-a-muslim-born-in-another-country.html

<snip>
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a thing for conspiracy theories.

Two-thirds of voters with a favorable opinion of Donald Trump believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim, and a quarter of them believe that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered, a poll released Tuesday shows.

The Public Policy Polling survey showed 59 percent of those who said they viewed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee favorably think Obama was not born in the United States and only 13 percent believe hes a Christian. <snip>
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