You don't have to be born in America. You can also be the child of an American citizen. That's why the birther stuff was so odious. Even if Obama had been born in Kenya, his mother was American so he would still be considered American. Which is how you know it really was all about his race.
The Princeton Election Consortium has become filled with what they call "538 refugees." Silver's behavior this election has raised flags for more people than I realized. Props to you JaneAusten. You saw what was happening and I dismissed it.
The only group of black people who aren't in this for Hillary are black millennials who bought into Bernie's hearts and flowers routine and even they are starting to come to their senses now that cops are shooting us for sport on a weekly basis. Even Shaun King's crazy ass is voting for Hillary and he once claimed that she wanted to have him killed. Most minorities know that we simply don't have the luxury of a protest vote.
Flowers now won't be at the debate. It's amazing how Trump's supporters like to claim that Trump doesn't back down and yet that's all he's done during this campaign.
This election is a defining moment. It's not just about the country or our democracy but our humanity. The sad thing is that if we survive this election, the same people who brought us to the brink of this destruction - the media, the Berners, the Dems who don't show up to midterms, the millennials who think that voting is about choosing a soulmate, the Republicans, etc...will go right back to their destructive behavior. Deep in my heart I'd like to think that this election would be a turning point for this country. It SHOULD be a turning point for this country but it won't.
I'm the person who was wondering how to stay friends with Trump supporters.
For me this isn't about disagreement. I've disagreed with these friends for years but now we are reliving the run up to the Third Reich. They're voting for fascism. There's got to be a limit. I'm a black woman. How am I supposed to stay friends with people literally voting for people who think I'm subhuman? This isn't about tax policy or the TPP. This is life or death on a lot of levels. This is the possibility of nuclear war. Trump in office will unleash a wave of white supremacist violence that will make what we're dealing with now look like nap time. We'll be dealing with suicide bombings on American soil because if you're looking to radicalize Muslims he's a gold mine.
I have Republican friends and pro-life friends and friends who don't like immigration but I can't have Trump friends. It would be a form of self-hatred to keep these people in my life after this.
ETA: LOL! Jane and I were apparently typing in a mind meld.
Agreed but at the same time Trump is polling pretty well here. I think the state could actually go for him. Or not, we are the swingiest of swing states plus the 6th Circuit just killed the voter purge that the Repub SOS tried to do so right now we're a big question mark. I think Hillary will win but it would be fascinating if she managed to win without Ohio.
Kasich is determined to be the one to pick up the pieces of the broken GOP. It's a good strategy. It's very interesting to see the conflict between Kasich and the state party. They are doing everything in their power to get him to fall in line and so far he seems willing to tell them to get bent.