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    Question for board Trumpers

    I strongly suspect Donald is financially beholden to the Russian oligarchs either directly or through his corporate holdings. It would be easier to know for sure if Trump wasn't constantly contradicting himself in the media.
  2. Depends on how you look at it. Yes, from a southern white voter perspective, their values hadn't changed, just the party name. From a political party perspective it has made a huge difference for this nation's future. Before the republicans made inroads into the South, the GOP was having a really hard time selling themselves to working Americans (the majority). Question: Why would a region with widespread white poverty ever vote for a party that has historically favored the interests of Wall Street and the 1%? Answer: Race and religion.
  3. By using this ^^^ lazy right wing talking point, you've identified yourself as someone who is poorly informed when it comes to our nation's political history. I grew up in the South during the 1970s/1980s and witnessed the transition of the region from solidly democratic to solidly republican. No self respecting white southerner would have voted for "The Party of Lincoln" prior to the implementation of civil rights and forced public school integration. The GOP took those unpopular issues and stepped up their pandering to the religious right. Within two decades, the GOP had largely flipped the white vote in southern states. A demographic that had reliably voted democratic since before the Civil War. Another important point to consider; the democratic party of the South and the national democratic party had been at odds with one another on the issue of race for quite some time. In the late 1940s a division on civil rights legislation (race) within the democratic party gave rise to Strom Thurmond's bid for the presidency as a Dixiecrat. Yeah, the democratic party was once well known for harboring the racists of this nation, but it is no secret that the same demographic that was primarily responsible for that reputation shifted their loyalties decades ago and are now solid supporters of the republican party.
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    The weird Trump cult

    I'm opposed to his libertarian economic vision, but would be interested in learning more about these claims of racism and sexism. Please share your links.
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    The Official Robert Mueller is comin! Thread

    First off, foreign and domestic interference in US elections it a serious issue and needs to be addressed post haste by our federal/state/local government. However, the term "Act of War" used in this situation is largely hyperbolic. It is a term that many politicians and MSM talking heads utilize for their own political or financial benefit, rather than to accurately inform the public. If these same individuals/institutions actually feared for the future of our democracy they'd be demanding immediate action by congress requiring states to provide tighter election security. As a minimum, a requirement to only use polling machines that provide verifiable results. All too often, states use electronic voting machines that are easily tampered with and provide results that are difficult if not impossible to verify. Why didn't congress move on this issue immediately after the election? Certainly the public would be overwhelmingly in support of such laws. There are numerous examples just within the last few years of our two major political parties attempting to subvert the will of the people when it come to election results. Here is yet another: Just yesterday the republican controlled HoR voted to cut funding intended to help states to improve the security of their elections.
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    The weird Trump cult

    Our politicians have wasted trillions of taxpayer dollars on counterproductive nonstop wars, resulting in hundreds of thousands of innocent civilian deaths, millions of refugees flooding Europe and another generation of terrorists hell bent on attacking the West. This should be of paramount concern to all Americans, especially those concerned about the future of a nation saddled with massive debt. But it isn't, why not? Because the neocon warmongers and a compliant corporate media were able to get the public to quickly fall in line by simply labeling anyone that opposed these wars unpatriotic/unAmerican/commies/socialists. Hmm, spurious labeling of others, where have I seen that political tactic used recently? Do you recall Osama Bin Laden's goals for the 9/11 attacks? Most people apparently don't. Bin Laden wanted to bleed our national resources dry and create widespread hate for the USA. GWB and Dick Cheney were played like a fiddle by Osama Bin Laden. They weren't the only ones either. Today our politicians continue to support these counterproductive and costly wars. Welcome to Osama Bin Laden's America. https://www.thenation.com/article/osama-bin-ladens-plan-worked/
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    The weird Trump cult

    No, not sure where you came up with that. However, I do agree with Rand Paul's opposition to the Patriot Act, his call for reducing our nation's wasteful military spending, his opposition to American military interference in the internal affairs of other nations and our sponsoring of terrorist organizations.
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    1936 Stalin Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Constitution

    Pretty much... https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/10/16/yes-half-americans-are-or-near-poverty-heres-more-evidence
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    charlotte to host 2020 RNC

    And how is breaking Charlotte's windows going to change that?
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    charlotte to host 2020 RNC

    Yeah, the convention is happening one way or another. Take the money. It isn't as if Charlotte can't use the money or the publicity.
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    charlotte to host 2020 RNC

    Great plan if you make your living replacing broken windows. Otherwise, take all that excess energy and do something productive, organize some counter protests that don't make the left look like children having a temper tantrum.
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    charlotte to host 2020 RNC

    I doubt there are many voters who will change their political views based on the GOP National Convention. Are there still any "Undecideds" out there when it comes to Donald Trump for POTUS? Seriously doubt it. Take the money Charlotte.
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    charlotte to host 2020 RNC

    Charlotte did a fine job hosting the dems in 2012. NC is a critical swing state that could be crucial for victory in 2020. It would difficult, if not foolish, for Charlotte to turn down the influx of cash and free national/global attention.
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    The weird Trump cult

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    The weird Trump cult

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    Obama criticizes leftists shutdown culture

    It doesn't.
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    Obama criticizes leftists shutdown culture

    Pretty much. Obama took two wars and made them seven, implemented a republican healthcare plan, deported more illegal aliens than any previous president and failed to prosecute the criminals on Wall Street. That is what passes for a liberal/socialist/commie lover in the USA these days. Sadly, he is also likely the best president this country has had in the last 50 years.
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    Preseason Games

    Yeah, thanks to the Panthers running a vanilla offense during previous preseasons, our regular season opponents were often fooled by Shula's clever twists. This was especially true on first downs.
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    House Intel findings

    If a candidate is unable/unwilling to accept responsibility for the failure of her own campaign she wasn't presidential material to begin with.
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    The weird Trump cult

    You definitely need to raise your standards for POTUS.
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    House Intel findings

    The progressives didn't cost the dems the election. There is only one person to blame for the loss and her name was at the top of the ticket.
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    The weird Trump cult

    Nikki Haley is John Bolton in a dress. She is a shameless neocon warmongering freak. Every thinking American should be extremely concerned for their well being if this chickenhawk becomes POTUS.
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    Obama criticizes leftists shutdown culture

    Maybe, or maybe Obama really didn't have a problem with much of what republicans wanted to do. Here is an example of what I'm talking about: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/04/reality-check-obama-cuts-social-security-and-medicare-by-much-more-than-the-gop/274919/
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    The weird Trump cult

    Fug my life. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse.
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    The weird Trump cult

    Yeah, I could definitely see that happening, knowing how Americans and our two political parties love nepotism.
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