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Has nothing to do with football but I just realized Trump looks exactly like the Wichita St. Mascot.



Mina Kimes ‏@minakimes 22h22 hours ago
this has nothing to do with football but I just realized donald trump looks exactly like the wichita state mascot




Posted by Playinghardball | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 06:22 PM (3 replies)

Jeb Bush unveils his political hero by unbuttoning his shirt....



Posted by Playinghardball | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 06:14 PM (5 replies)

I'm voting for the dude willing to sit in the middle seat....



GO BERNIE!!


Posted by Playinghardball | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 03:36 PM (18 replies)

25 Reasons I'm Voting for Bernie Sanders Over Hillary Clinton and the GOP Nominee...

The 2016 presidential election will be studied for generations, primarily because it's a turning point in U.S. history. Will the Democratic Party shift even further to the right, or will Democrats nominate a true progressive? Below are 25 reasons I'm voting only for Bernie Sanders in 2016. And these reasons not only highlight my value system, but also what I believe (or assumed) the Democratic Party had always stood for as well.

1. President Hillary Clinton will have a neoconservative foreign policy. Bernie Sanders says "I'll be damned" if Americans lead the fight against ISIS.

Jacob Heilbrunn, in a New York Times article titled The Next Act of the Neocons, writes, "It's easy to imagine Mrs. Clinton's making room for the neocons in her administration." Also quoted in The New York Times, conservative historian Robert Kagan says, "If she pursues a policy which we think she will pursue, it's something that might have been called neocon, but clearly her supporters are not going to call it that; they are going to call it something else."

In addition to voting for the Iraq War (and pushing for the disastrous bombing of Libya) while calling this decision a "mistake," her quotes in an Atlantic interview with Jeffrey Goldberg confirm that President Hillary Clinton could be a liberal Dick Cheney in the White House:


This is what Clinton said about Obama's slogan: "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle."

"You know, when you're down on yourself, and when you are hunkering down and pulling back, you're not going to make any better decisions than when you were aggressively, belligerently putting yourself forward," she said. "One issue is that we don't even tell our own story very well these days."

"The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad--," Clinton said.


As if the lessons of bombing Libya during Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State weren't enough, Clinton would have armed the Syrian rebels had she been president. The problem with this is not only that half the Syrian rebels are jihadists, but also that it would have pushed the U.S. into the Syrian civil war, while we were still embroiled in Iraq and Afghanistan.

If anyone wonders why I wrote an article last year on a certain GOP Senator, saying that I'd vote for that person (I'm, of course, voting for Bernie and that piece was written from a purely anti-perpetual war standpoint), the fact that Vox says Clinton's words on foreign policy sound "super hawkish," is one of the main reasons I wrote that piece.

America has suffered enough from a neoconservative foreign policy and one look at icasualties.org highlights this reality.

In contrast, Bernie says, "I'll be damned" if America leads the fight against ISIS (calling for others to put ground troops in the region, not us) and puts American soldiers and veterans first, as evident by his recent Congressional Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

2. Bernie Sanders has always been against Keystone XL. Clinton once supported the controversial pipeline and now won't answer questions.

3. Bernie Sanders has always been against the Trans Pacific Partnership. Hillary Clinton supported the trade deal 45 separate times according to CNN.

Unions that back Hillary Clinton should remember Reason # 10 as well.

4. The Vermont Senator voted against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 and stood up for gay rights when polls were against this issue. Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, opposed gay marriage up until 2013.

Don't claim to be outraged by Kentucky's Kim Davis if you're voting for Hillary Clinton. Both had the same views on gay marriage, only Davis didn't "evolve." Like The Guardian says, Hillary Clinton's views evolve on gay marriage, just in time for presidential campaign.

5. Bernie Sanders has a Racial Justice Platform. Hillary Clinton ran a 3 AM ad with a "racist sub-message" in 2008. South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn denounced Bill Clinton's remarks about Obama in 2008 and stated the Clinton's were "committed to doing everything they possibly can to damage Obama to a point that he could never win."

Read the rest of the reasons here: http://ht.ly/347nXV
Posted by Playinghardball | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 03:18 PM (0 replies)

The Bernie Tsunami is here!!!



ToastyPoptart ‏@LollipopCrumbs 6h6 hours ago
Bernie is now the frontrunner for the Presidency. We are not going away. #Bernie2016 #FeelTheBern


Posted by Playinghardball | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 02:03 PM (2 replies)

There are 20 less debates than the last election....



ToastyPoptart ‏@LollipopCrumbs 4h4 hours ago
There are 20 less debates than the last election. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, we know what you're doing. #DWSresign



Posted by Playinghardball | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 01:58 PM (4 replies)

We desperately need a leader who fights along side us. Bernie's the one candidate willing to do so.



ToastyPoptart ‏@LollipopCrumbs 2h2 hours ago
We desperately need a leader who fights along side us. Bernie's the one candidate willing to do so. #Bernie2016




Posted by Playinghardball | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 01:54 PM (0 replies)

Luckovich: Polar bears

Posted by Playinghardball | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 11:26 AM (0 replies)

De-evolution of the G.O.P.....

Posted by Playinghardball | Sat Sep 12, 2015, 06:26 PM (7 replies)

Toon: News item:

Posted by Playinghardball | Sat Sep 12, 2015, 05:01 PM (2 replies)
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