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Posted by Todays_Illusion | Fri Jul 1, 2016, 10:19 AM (0 replies)

Do you believe this? 20K Mass. and 42K Florida Democratic change reg. to Republican?

Has anyone else seen these stories, do you think they are true or they cover stories for election theft?

20,000 Massachusetts Democrats switch parties before Super Tuesday


http://thegreatstateofdebate.yuku.com/topic/10565/Nearly-20000-Mass-voters-quit-Democratic-party


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/02/29/20000-massachusetts-democrats-switch-parties-before-super-tuesday.html?intcmp=hppop

Trump Phenomenon: 42,000 Florida Voters Flee Democratic Party, Republicans Gain 37,000

In what many political analysts are calling the 'Donald Trump Phenomenon,' over 42,000 Florida voters have left the Democratic Party in the last six months leading up to the deadline to register to vote in the Florida Presidential Preference Primary, according to figures released by the Florida Division of Elections.


http://government.brevardtimes.com/2016/03/trump-phenomenon-42000-florida-voters.html
Posted by Todays_Illusion | Tue Mar 1, 2016, 04:43 PM (44 replies)

"Thomas Piketty credits Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders with waking the larger

American political establishment up to the problem of rising income inequality and channeling the Democratic electorate’s righteous outrage."

“Because he is facing the Clinton machine, as well as the conservatism of mainstream media, Sanders might not win the race,” Piketty observes, but, “in many respects, we are witnessing the end of the politico-ideological cycle opened by the victory of Ronald Reagan at the 1980 elections.”


Snips and quotes from this salon.com article:

Thomas Piketty says Bernie Sanders can “change the face of the country”

http://www.salon.com/2016/02/16/thomas_piketty_says_bernie_sanders_can_change_the_face_of_the_country/

Posted by Todays_Illusion | Wed Feb 17, 2016, 07:26 PM (0 replies)

It Really Doesn't Matter if Hillary Clinton Is Dishonest: Article from Washington Post

When I read this I wondered if they are serious or if this is some snarky political attack.
The actual article from the Washington Post.
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Calling someone dishonest is one of the most serious political insults in the United States. The country has been obsessed with its politicians' honesty at least since President George Washington's first biographer popularized the tale of him hacking at the trunk of a cherry tree. "I cannot tell a lie," a young Washington supposedly said when confronted about the damage.

Now, with less than a week until the Iowa caucuses and with Bernie Sanders advancing in the polls, Hillary Clinton still hasn't been able to clear away the accusations of dishonesty that have clouded her campaign. At the Democratic presidential town hall on Monday, a Sanders supporter noted that it's a reason Clinton has struggled to attract young voters: "I've heard from quite a few people my age that they think you're dishonest," he said.

Here's the thing, though: There was no cherry tree. Washington's biographer apparently fabricated it. "The great founding myth of American political integrity, chopping down the cherry tree, is, in fact, itself a lie," said Martin Jay, a historian at the University of California at Berkeley and author of a book called "The Virtues of Mendacity."




https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/28/it-really-doesnt-matter-if-hillary-clinton-is-dishonest/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_wb-clinton-753pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory
Posted by Todays_Illusion | Fri Jan 29, 2016, 03:50 AM (37 replies)
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