JaneAusten

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  1. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

     
    Waiting for a response from that "liberal media" who tried turning Hillary's beautiful speech into some hate fest against poor Trump. Might we have Chris Matthews again saying Hillary went too far when presented with more evidence of this man's bigotry and hatred or will this further shame him as Andrew Weinstein finally managed to.
     
    I'm more and more with Charles Blow. These so called "journalists" are insulting minorities to the nth degree by giving Trump any latitude on his hateraide and are showing themselves as racists.
     
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  2. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    Thanks for sharing Vee. It's a shame it was necessary. I think the moments that will resonate is when she talked about the children at schools trying to intimidate minority athletes using racial slurs and Trump campaign signs, like if a presidential candidate can do his why can't I. And also the quotes from various leaders in the GOP(the Dole one really stuck me) over the years against racism and bigotry really stuck out. She did a great job IMO. I always feel both Clintons do so well when faced with adversity and particularly when backed into a corner.
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  3. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    I wish one of these so called " journalists" would have the guts to ask him while all these appeals to black voters are being made at rally's held in only white communities and with 99 percent white peoples in attendance. I'm sickened the media is giving this ploy one bit of legitimate attention. And ABC should also be ashamed of themselves acting like this guy has really changed or evolved in any way.
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  4. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

     So Trumps new strategy is to try and convince enough of the white suburban voters Hillary Clinton is a bigger bigot than he is with his tirades? I have no doubt that strategy came from his Brietbart buddy.
     
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  5. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    Clinton opens campaign office in Utah
    http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/28724-the-politics-thread/?page=456
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  6. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    You do realize in 2012 Obama was around 55% over the many weeks before the election before the final 60 days where that number turned around over time. I'd say 84% is a pretty healthy number at this point and it's going to shift over time. I keep saying wait for the debates because that's the only time I believe you are really going to start seeing any huge shift in polling numbers or in this. More dirt about Hillary and her email stuff isn't going to change anything because people already have their minds made up on that. And yes I do believe a lot of the population aside from the diehards have become tone deaf to it. It's fine for the GOP to keep it in the public eye but they have a secondary motive(or primary IMO) in trying to keep the senate from going democratic. As for Trump personally I think he's beyond the point where he is able to gain any type of more mainstream support. All this hype about pivoting, yet he gives a speech in Wisconsin about the African American vote to an audience that's 100% white.  The election is not over by any means,  but I am actually feeling a lot more confident than I was before the Khan family debacle. I don't think he had or has the capacity to overcome that.
     
    Clinton's team is pulling their ads out of states like Virginia and Colorado and word is because they have a large lead, have confidence in their voting base, and also want to focus on states not only that they need to win but also states that have the critical senate races that might help turn the senate to the democrats. Trump has no ground game and doesn't seem interested in creating one. That's going to be critical.
     
    I live in Illinois and one of those senate races is here. Mark Kirk is a sitting GOP senator and Tammy Duckworth a very popular war vet/congresswoman against him. The race currently is neck and neck according to polls but the GOP has already given in on this race. Duckworth is very popular here and attacking her on her service record(she lost both her legs in Iraq) is one way her congressional opponent lost to her when she ran for congress.
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  7. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    This is the GOP's tactic to reach out to the African American community? I'd laugh if it wasn't so tragic.
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  8. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    eMails show Trump advisors waged covert influence campaign on behalf of Pro-Russian Ukrainian leadership
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-advisers-lobbying-ukraine-russia-20160818-story.html
     
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  9. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    The NYC Parks I guess removed the statue. Their reasoning:
     
    “NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small.”
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  10. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    GOP urges Trump to extend outreach to Black Voters
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/16/us/politics/donald-trump-black-voters.html
     
    Seriously aren't these the same people who have been behind every attempt to restrict voting rights to exclude minority voters? I just can't with this lack of self awareness.
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  11. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    And he claimed he did it to show the media bias lol.
    Seriously if this guy wasn't already an embarrassment to CNN. Zucker is a slime and must be so so proud.
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  12. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    I'm not sure why this has not gotten more attention until now. It was reported before the GOP Convention that while Trump's campaign had very little involvement in scripting the GOP platform, the one area they did insist on having changed was softening the stance on Russia's involvement in the Ukraine. That's pretty dicey stuff. Where has the media been on this? Glad this is finally coming out. "Follow the money" was Deep Throat's mantra to Woodward and Bernstein and is ultimately what led to Nixon's resignation and almost impeachment. I hope this gets picked up everywhere.
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  13. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    It's funny. But again his core supporters aren't going to move. In fact I think he could say he'd turn over the presidency of the US to Vladimir Putin and they would think it was great.
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  14. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    You're not seriously believing anyone cares about this do you. I mean the hypocrisy here is just too transparent. A request from a campaign who refuses to release their own candidates returns. They are really becoming a laughing stock. Even moreso than they were just a week ago.
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  15. JaneAusten added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

     As we continue to wait for the Donald to release his tax returns. By the way I don't believe there is anything underhanded. I do think it will show 2 things he doesn't want people to see. Very low tax rate and his income far from what he claims.
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