Archives for the day of: September 15, 2016

make it our duty as citizen-politicians to hold our leaders accountable.


The excitement I got from canvassing for Bernie was this feeling that I could make a difference and help make the world more equitable and just. Besides the disappointment of seeing our “side” lose, it was very deflating when word came out that the political body that was running the primaries had “rigged” the election. I don’t mean literally, because as of now we don’t have proof of intentional vote rigging. We do see clearly however in email leaks, that this was not a “level playing field and may the stronger candidate win”. The professional party insiders had predetermined the nominee and were making sure the rank and file knew who to select.

Most people don’t spend a lot of time researching candidates and analyzing positions. I’m guilty of this myself. I needed to be made aware of the alternatives, and if I hadn’t had a redditor in my life…

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The use of a public office for private gain













…Nude, Naughty, and NOT very Nice…..hee..hee..he





CROOKS & LIARS & 236 lbs


On ‘Dr. Oz,’ Trump Offers Placebo Transparency




  1. THE DAILY BEAST – The Donald’s Tweets regarding 9/11
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~~And THATz ALL FOR NOW FOLKS!  ~~dru~~




TRUMP; 2 from column A and 8 from column B.

Blog of a Mad Black Woman


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Josh Barro  Senior Editor of The on-line “Business Insider”



The polls have moved markedly in Donald Trump’s favor in the past month. And now everybody who doesn’t want him to be president is trying to figure out why — and whether he will keep gaining.

Obviously, it’s been a rough few weeks for Hillary Clinton, and most of the poll analysis has focused on how she has hurt herself and what she can do to improve her position.

But here’s the thought that’s making me nervous: What if the shift in the polls is more about Donald Trump campaigning better?

Specifically, what if it’s about the fact that he brought in a reasonably competent campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, on August 17, started listening to her advice, and became somewhat less self-destructive and more on message?

For example, Trump has resisted the temptation to talk extensively about Clinton’s pneumonia, instead staying focused on the “basket of deplorables” comment that he and his team clearly believe works to his advantage. He has gotten more attention for his positive policy messages. He even pulled off a nonembarrassing meeting with the president of Mexico.

Most important, he has so far avoided a repeat of the sort of episodes that seemed to be most damaging to him in the campaign: his attacks on low-profile people on the basis of religion or ethnicity, such as those against Khizr Khan and Gonzalo Curiel.

These of course are all very low bars I am describing Trump as having cleared, and he has continued to make various outrageous statements and face various scandals.

But low bars might be the right measure for the “Can Trump win?” question.

For most of this campaign, Trump has been polling just a few points behind Clinton despite running a comically inept campaign. What if running a merely somewhat inept campaign is good enough for him to catch up?

It might seem as if it’s too late. Trump has done a lot over the past 15 months to cement negative images in many voters’ minds, and most of that damage is irreversible.

But a hallmark of Trump’s career has been successful switching from vitriolic insult to cordial dealmaking. He fires Omarosa and then hires her back. You can even see it in his tweets — he rails against the “losers and haters” but then he also wishes them well, and he even says he sees potential in them

Trump won’t win over anywhere near a majority of the voters he has alienated, but his strange charisma positions him to win over more than most similarly outrageous candidates would be able to.

Trump also seems to be benefitting from a growing disconnect between media and political elites in New York and Washington and most white voters over issues of race.

I think this disconnect is arising mostly from a substantively laudable place: a greater focus on white privilege and an accurate sense that aggrieved whites are often upset about declining racial privilege, which is not good cause for sympathy.

But I worry this normative judgment is bleeding into a positive one, causing some Democrats and some media commentators to underestimate, for example, how much a claim that half of Trump voters are “deplorable” bigots is likely to upset white voters who are strongly resistant to the idea their friends and family — or themselves — are racist.

Trump’s numbers with nonwhite voters are dismal and likely to remain so. But approximately 72% of the November electorate will consist of non-Hispanic whites, and his message is clearly at least acceptable to a majority of white voters — more voters than Republican insiders thought would warm to it in the primaries, more than Democrats thought would go for it in the general election, and more than most pundits thought it could attract in either.

If Trump gets enough votes from whites, he can win the election.

One way he could do that is by being modestly less outrageous, thereby winning back some college-educated whites who have been telling pollsters they are preparing to abandon the Republican nominee in record numbers, offsetting the unusual strength Trump has already generated among non-college-educated whites.

It’s entirely likely that Trump’s poll rise will stop. The factors I’m describing above might not be so important, and Clinton’s numbers might bounce back when she gets back on the campaign trail and back on message. Trump has been this close in the polls before, and so far the equilibrium of this race has had him narrowly but clearly behind.


This is MY “Dump of Trump Day” but I’m not writing any new commentary….just passing on others’ opinions. ~~dru~~

In Saner Thought

2016 like any other election has had its share of accusations about this candidate or that…..this time around it has run the gambit from outlandish to just plain lies…..

I have posted on the possible connections of the Clinton Foundation to foreign entities and that means the candidate has these connections….and I read a piece yesterday about the Trump connections….

But a new piece in Newsweek has made some disturbing accusations about the GOP’s magic candidate, Donald J. Trump…..

Probably the most talked-about political story of the day comes courtesy of Newsweek, where reporter Kurt Eichenwald details Donald Trump’s intricate business ties with foreign businessmen, governments, “and even criminals” via his Trump Organization. With deals in nations such as Russia, Turkey, India, and Saudi Arabia, Eichenwald writes that conflicts of interest regarding national security would be impossible to avoid, even with Trump’s plan to put the business in a…

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Me? I’ll vote for a party of principles.

In Saner Thought

Because of all the writings and the rantings and the criticisms that I offer I have been asked many times…..just what do you want from a political party?

I mean so far I have seen nothing in the parties that I can sign onto….in the distant past I was a socialist and then a Green……I have never found anything I liked about either of the two major parties….most of them talk a good game but never deliver…

I have a problem with most of the policies….domestic, financial, energy, education and mostly with their foreign policies….the major parties are not about the country but rather the cash to be made by deceiving the voter….

There are major issues that need attention in this election…..

A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:

Source: WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election


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I Lied the first post of today was Millennium’s Last Post; I’m just getting started….with Mill’s help. ~~dru~~

The Last Of The Millenniums


“Though the billionaire presidential candidate has repeatedly suggested he got that money for helping others out after the attacks, documents obtained by the Daily News show that Trump’s account was just a huge lie.”

“Records from the Empire State Development Corp., which administered the recovery program, show that Trump’s company asked for those funds for’

‘rent loss,’ ‘cleanup’ and ‘repair’ —

‘not to recuperate money lost in helping people. That government program was designed to help local businesses get back on their feet — not reimburse people for their charitable work.”

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All opinions expressed are the personal opinions of the actual writer…..of whom I actually agree with. ~~dru~~

The Last Of The Millenniums


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I’ve decided to make this Thursday my “Dump on Trump” Day and I couldn’t do it without your posts. THANX. ~~dru~~

The Last Of The Millenniums


This borders on the criminal.

Real Clear Politics included this (cough) polling, polling that also left out the city of Cleveland – a Democratic stronghold.

That Trump was up only 4 points when you don’t poll 18 to 49 year olds and leave out an entire city is well – amazing.

The complete lack of journalistic standards in this election is – scratch that – has made democracy a joke.

It’s impossible to fight when the media just makes stuff up – just like Donald Trump.

So I may post some political articles but why?

NO one in the media is reporting on thid – WHY?

Here’s the link to the poll –

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