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Old 21st April 2016, 11:38 PM   #201
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Originally Posted by Doghouse Reilly View Post
Looking at her Twitter account now, she seems to be supporting Trump as much as ever before.
Sometimes I think that Ann Coulter wants to be Trump's fourth wife.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 02:07 PM   #202
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Originally Posted by Doghouse Reilly View Post
Looking at her Twitter account now, she seems to be supporting Trump as much as ever before.
Well, she supported Hillary in 2008. So there's that.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 03:43 PM   #203
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Sometimes I think that Ann Coulter wants to be Trump's fourth wife.
Coulter is no more than an attention whore, she wants to be back in the limelight (it helps her book sales and invitations to give her bigoted opinion). She'll latch on to anything outrageous that's getting attention.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 03:45 PM   #204
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Well, she supported Hillary in 2008. So there's that.
Coulter? She supported McCain.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 05:23 PM   #205
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Coulter? She supported McCain.
Google it
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Old 23rd April 2016, 12:02 PM   #206
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Originally Posted by Elagabalus View Post
Google it
early in 2008 she said she'd support Clinton over McCain because Clinton "was more conservative." She supported McCain over Obama.
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Old 26th April 2016, 03:46 PM   #207
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Looks like peak Trump will be decided in November.
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Old 27th April 2016, 04:51 AM   #208
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I thought he was finished. Goddam.
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Old 3rd May 2016, 05:33 PM   #209
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I thought he was finished. Goddam.
You obviously haven't been paying attention.
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Old 11th May 2016, 04:32 PM   #211
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In the most recent survey, 41 percent of likely voters supported Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, and 40 percent backed Trump, with 19 percent not decided on either yet, according to the online poll of 1,289 people conducted from Friday to Tuesday. The poll had a credibility interval of about 3 percentage points.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKCN0Y21TN
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Old 11th May 2016, 04:35 PM   #212
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Originally Posted by Doghouse Reilly View Post
Trump is still going to win the nomination. He's just riding the waves right now. Of course it was never going to be non-stop exciting giant-slaying action.
nailed it early, kudos
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Originally Posted by Doghouse Reilly View Post
Trump is still going to win the nomination. He's just riding the waves right now. Of course it was never going to be non-stop exciting giant-slaying action.
Mitt Romney had several things to say about Trump last month.
"Think of Donald Trump's personal qualities, the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third-grade theatrics,"
Monsieur Reilly, could you comment on these allegations?
Does Donald have any of those traits?
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Old 15th June 2016, 11:18 PM   #214
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I think that we might have passed Peak Trump.

Of course, I was wrong before.
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I think that we might have passed Peak Trump.

Of course, I was wrong before.
I think it's too early to call that.

Yes Trump has had some reversals thanks to his ill-judged comments about the Mexican judge (and doubling and even tripling down on same) and maybe his "Have U.S. servicemen lined their own pockets from the money sloshing around Iraq ?" question (which may even be true - who knows ?), isn't the sort of thing a candidate should say about a group of American HeroesTM; but like as not they will be forgotten by swing voters in a few weeks.

Hillary has also benefited from being the presumptive Democratic Party candidate with a bump in her numbers but with large chunks of the press gunning for her and the FBI investigation into her email server dragging on, there's a risk that there'll be a negative story that will drag her down.
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This poll suggests that the bloom is off the orange rose:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/poll-unf...h-record-high/
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Old 16th June 2016, 06:45 AM   #217
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I think it's too early to call that.

Yes Trump has had some reversals thanks to his ill-judged comments about the Mexican judge (and doubling and even tripling down on same) and maybe his "Have U.S. servicemen lined their own pockets from the money sloshing around Iraq ?" question (which may even be true - who knows ?), isn't the sort of thing a candidate should say about a group of American HeroesTM; but like as not they will be forgotten by swing voters in a few weeks.
It looks like his comments in reaction to Orlando aren't being received well either.
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I think it's too early to call that.

Yes Trump has had some reversals thanks to his ill-judged comments about the Mexican judge (and doubling and even tripling down on same) and maybe his "Have U.S. servicemen lined their own pockets from the money sloshing around Iraq ?" question (which may even be true - who knows ?),
I pray to the FSM that one of those guys steps forward and sues Trump. I think Mr. Defamers-have-too-much-protection would be singing different tune. Although it might not hurt his numbers too much among people who support him; after all he is is famous for taking both sides of an argument in the same speech. And it would be impossible for reporters to get him to give a logical explanation for the hypocrisy because Trump cannot conceive of a situation where laws would apply to him as well as others.
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I pray to the FSM that one of those guys steps forward and sues Trump. I think Mr. Defamers-have-too-much-protection would be singing different tune. Although it might not hurt his numbers too much among people who support him; after all he is is famous for taking both sides of an argument in the same speech. And it would be impossible for reporters to get him to give a logical explanation for the hypocrisy because Trump cannot conceive of a situation where laws would apply to him as well as others.
Yes, he was merely speculating, he never said it for certain, and even if he did he was just exercising his first amendment rights. OTOH if someone says something damaging about Trump - even if it is true - then it's an attack on Trump and he needs legal redress
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I pray to the FSM that one of those guys steps forward and sues Trump. I think Mr. Defamers-have-too-much-protection would be singing different tune. Although it might not hurt his numbers too much among people who support him; after all he is is famous for taking both sides of an argument in the same speech. And it would be impossible for reporters to get him to give a logical explanation for the hypocrisy because Trump cannot conceive of a situation where laws would apply to him as well as others.
I've been thinking that as well. Barrack Obama would certainly seem to have grounds for a defamation suit, although he'd never actually do it.

Meanwhile, the Lying Media led by Failing CNN is reporting that Trump's disapproval rating is at 70% and that the R's are desperately seeking a way to nominate someone -- anyone -- else.

Trump, meanwhile, is living in La-La-Land. He thinks the few thousand morons that come to his rallies represent the will of the nation and believes his own propaganda about the media.
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New rule: All nouns must be proceeded by a negative adjective or adverb.

Ugly Sally went to the Evil Target to buy some Rotten bananas. Ugly Sally really loves Rotten bananas
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Old 16th June 2016, 08:07 AM   #222
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New rule: All nouns must be proceeded by a negative adjective or adverb.

Ugly Sally went to the Evil Target to buy some Rotten bananas. Ugly Sally really loves Rotten bananas
Surely, no noun should be preceded by an adverb unless it modifies the verb (or adjective?) which precedes it.
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Surely, no noun should be preceded by an adverb unless it modifies the verb (or adjective?) which precedes it.
Yeah, my parts of speech is a little rusty. I was thinking of of verbs being adjectives by adding "ing", i..e "Lying Ted Cruz" and got confused.
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It looks like his comments in reaction to Orlando aren't being received well either.
Making it about him, and "vaguely" suggesting the President is in league with terrorists will do that.
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Making it about him, and "vaguely" suggesting the President is in league with terrorists will do that.
And renewing a push for a plan that has already gotten him a lot of criticism from both sides.
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I think it's too early to call that.

Yes Trump has had some reversals thanks to his ill-judged comments about the Mexican judge (and doubling and even tripling down on same) and maybe his "Have U.S. servicemen lined their own pockets from the money sloshing around Iraq ?" question (which may even be true - who knows ?), isn't the sort of thing a candidate should say about a group of American HeroesTM; but like as not they will be forgotten by swing voters in a few weeks.

Hillary has also benefited from being the presumptive Democratic Party candidate with a bump in her numbers but with large chunks of the press gunning for her and the FBI investigation into her email server dragging on, there's a risk that there'll be a negative story that will drag her down.
I think the damage Trump did to himself this week is permanent.
I don't think American voters are quite as dumb as you think they are.
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I think the damage Trump did to himself this week is permanent.
I don't think American voters are quite as dumb as you think they are.
I guess time will tell......

I hope that the damage is permanent and that Hillary will romp to a crushing victory. I fear that Donald J Trump's setback are temporary and that Hillary has a long, tough fight in front of her.
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I guess time will tell......

I hope that the damage is permanent and that Hillary will romp to a crushing victory. I fear that Donald J Trump's setback are temporary and that Hillary has a long, tough fight in front of her.
I don't expect there to be that much to worry about because Trump keeps saying things that alienates people. The republicans hoped he do a presidential pivot after he secured the nomination, then he mouthed off about that judge. The republicans thought then thought they finally got him to act presidential, then he implied that Obama is a secret Muslim terrorist sympathizer.
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My mother's husband, who is so Republican I think he has a trunk, has said quite firmly he will not under any circumstances vote for Trump. He thinks Trump is a danger to this country and to the world. I was both shocked and not shocked. He may be a Republican but he's not stupid.
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Has it happened yet?
Possibly, picking a fight with the family of a soldier who died serving his country may do it. Not that it will influence his hard core supporters you understand but the undecided are getting a taste of the real Trump now. Oh and his bizarre lie about the NFL, and that's just in one day.
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Has it happened yet?
Yes.
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I think the Khan scandle has finally caused the Teflon to come off of Trump.
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I think it's too early. However, it does show a strategy on how to keep Trump on the defensive. Hillary in her acceptance speech said he was too easy to bait as a reason why he would be bad in foreign policy. The democrats can keep baiting him like this getting him to say really stupid things to protect his fragile ego covered up by his narcissistic personality disorder.

The key is to generate attacks on his personality so he responds viciously to someone who is a "culturally protected class" like parents of servicemen killed in action.
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Will it effect fundraising? My bet is it will help Clinton and put a dent in Trump's already pathetically weak fundraising.
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I think the Khan scandle has finally caused the Teflon to come off of Trump.
Too soon to tell.

Remember this ?

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On Friday, May 27, during his campaign rally in San Diego, Trump ripped into federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel who is presiding over one of the two class action lawsuits pending against Trump University and Trump, personally, for allegedly defrauding thousands of people out of money in connection with the now defunct school.
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/31/op...on-obeidallah/

Most of the electorate don't unless prompted. I see Trump's current difficulties being forgotten in a month or so.
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Too soon to tell.

Remember this ?



http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/31/op...on-obeidallah/

Most of the electorate don't unless prompted. I see Trump's current difficulties being forgotten in a month or so.
Yeah, but he didn't piss off the VFW on that one. This one has the republican core base very publicly abandoning him. I think that is a significant difference.

And Trump understands neither nuance nor humility. He's not even going to try to mitigate this or walk it back. If the the democrats were clever, they'll get him in the position of getting into a fight with law enforcement officers and Trump will finish the job for them. He won't be able to help himself.
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Yeah, but he didn't piss off the VFW on that one. This one has the republican core base very publicly abandoning him. I think that is a significant difference.

And Trump understands neither nuance nor humility. He's not even going to try to mitigate this or walk it back. If the the democrats were clever, they'll get him in the position of getting into a fight with law enforcement officers and Trump will finish the job for them. He won't be able to help himself.

In the past few days, without the Dems help, Donald has has been attacking local fire marshals for not letting him over crowd venues that his campaign has over sold tickets to. The fire marshals have an obligation to not allow places to exceed a certain amount of people at gatherings for safety reasons. Trump has been ripping into them at these public appearances claiming that it is a conspiracy against him and his followers. On one occasion he did this right after he and his secret service entourage were rescued by fire fighters from a stalled elevator.
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Yeah, but he didn't piss off the VFW on that one. This one has the republican core base very publicly abandoning him. I think that is a significant difference.
I hope you're right but I think that once the dust has settled, the Republican Party core base will decide that they will vote, that they cannot vote for Hillary or a third party candidate and that they will vote the GOP ticket no matter how unappealing the Presidential candidate is.
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Too soon to tell.

Remember this ?

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/31/op...on-obeidallah/

Most of the electorate don't unless prompted. I see Trump's current difficulties being forgotten in a month or so.
I think that stuck. Before then I'd hear people say that Trump was just pulling a fast one on the GOP; that he didn't really believe his own hateful rhetoric. I haven't heard that much since. He really alienated a lot of the undecided.
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