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Awesome Killer Mike Instagram "F these zombies"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCau1lQy1KM/

The diminished importance of Super Tuesday.

I think it's important to remember that 'Super Tuesday' this time around is considerably less important to the race than it was last time around. In 2008 there were 23 states and territories holding primaries or caucuses on that date, nearly half the nation. This time around there are only 11 states and 1 territory plus Democrats Abroad.

Obviously every delegate counts and is hugely important but this really isn't the make or break event that it has previously been. In 2008 there were 1,681 delegates up for grabs. In 2016 there are only 878.

If you're hoping for the race to end on Super Tuesday, I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed.

The Onion bought out by top Hillary donor

And it appears the downfall of a once great site is now underway..



When it was revealed in January that satirical news outlet, The Onion, had been purchased by Univision Communications (which is co-owned by one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest fans, top campaign donor, and pro-Israel fanatic, Haim Saban), it was if the world suddenly held its breath to see if the move would be the outlet’s downfall.

Now, it appears we have our answer. On Tuesday, an apparent attempt at satirical understatement in actuality proved to be nothing less than a blatant propagandistic fluff piece touting Clinton’s ostensibly stellar career.

It didn’t work.

“Female Presidential Candidate Who Was United States Senator, Secretary Of State Told To Be More Inspiring,” read The Onion’s not-at-all-opaque headline. And the nauseating attempt at tongue-in-cheek praise didn’t stop there.

According to the short ‘article,’ Hillary’s media advisor, Jim Margolis, urged “the woman — who overcame entrenched societal biases to build a successful legal career, became the first female senator elected in the state of New York, oversaw the Department of State during a period of widespread international tumult, and, if elected, would be the first female president in American history — to be more uplifting to voters.”


But this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Univision co-owner and chair, Haim Saban, together with his wife, Cheryl, have been Hillary’s most generous campaign backers — shelling out $2,046,000 for her political campaigns and an additional minimum of $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, “on whose board Cheryl Saban sits,” reported The Intercept. “An extensive New Yorker profile of Saban recalls how Saban publicly described his ‘three ways to be influential in American politics’ in 2009. One was political donations. Another was establishing think tanks (he founded the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution in 2002). And the third was controlling media outlets.”

“Univision also owns The Root, and Saban has made attempts to buy The Los Angeles Times and, he says, the New York Times.”


http://thefreethoughtproject.com/hillarys-top-donor-buys-onion-starts-publishing-propaganda-immediately/


Clinton supporters, can you answer something for me please?

I've read countless posts today about how Iowa is natural Sanders country, and how Hillary will soar as we move into parts of the country that are less white and less liberal.

Now just a second..

I may be mistaken here, but last time I checked Hillary Rodham Clinton was a white woman. A former First Lady who championed universal healthcare and went on to become a senator for New York. She never hesitates to remind us that she's a 'progressive', and her supporters have lists of liberal sounding things she will do if she's elected.

So please explain to me why exactly this white liberal woman would struggle more in white liberal parts of the country?
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