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Pertinent Question Involving Trump and Bannon

Steve Bannon is a black hearted conspiracy theorist who peddles racism, hatred, misogyny and bigotry. He is also the CEO of the Trump Campaign.

In the past, the winning candidate has always place his closest advisers in key positions in his cabinet or in critical positions around the President, such as Chief of Staff, Press Secretary or White House Counsel.

So, my question is this, is Donald Trump considering Steve Bannon for a crucial position in a potential Trump administration?

Great Description of Trump Flip-Flop-Flip on Immigration

Abigail Tracy from Vanity Fair had this to say to describe Donald Trump's positions on immigration;

"His position on immigration has gone from unenforceable to unintelligible."

Anecdotal Evedience of a Cracking Trump Base

I have a friend, probably my best friend. A 68 year old, white male who is semi-retired and very well off. He loved Trump from the beginning of his campaign. As you can imagine, we argued a lot. He actually admitted to me he's a bigot. Anyway, I would ask him, during the 16 months of the campaign, what the fuck do you like about this guy? His answer, "he's not a politician, he tells it just like it is. He doesn't speak from a teleprompter, he speaks right from his heart. He's not politically correct. He's self-funded, so he doesn't owe anything to anybody if he gets elected. He's going to throw all the illegals out. After all, Louis, what part of 'illegal' don't you understand".

I had lunch with him on Monday. I know he would never vote for Hillary, but I asked him "what do you think of your guy now?" "Woody Johnson, from Johnson and Johnson, and the owner of the hated Jets, heads up his political funding operation. He now reads exclusively from a teleprompter and his position on immigration is Jeb Bush's position. He's just another politician, except he's unqualified. You still with him?" His answer, "No. I'll be in Florida on November 8. I was going to get an absentee ballot, but now I'm not. As it turns out, he's no different than the rest of those bastards."

I was wondering, has anyone else here experienced the same type of interaction from Trump supporters?

Boston VC Firm on Web Site---F*CK TRUMP

A Boston area venture capital company headlined it's website with the F*CK TRUMP declaration, the Boston Globe is reorting. It holds that position because the company claims to have been founded by immigrants and the company abhors Doanld Trumps bigotry.

<snip>By Curt Woodward Globe Staff August 24, 2016

CRV, a venture capital firm founded in Cambridge, rejected Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy Wednesday in a provocative Web post that said the Republican nominee’s anti-immigrant rhetoric is “diametrically opposed to the core values of entrepreneurship.”

The 46-year-old firm, formerly known as Charles River Ventures, also said that it would begin paying for the US visas of entrepreneurs it backs.

In its blog post announcing the stance, headlined “F*ck Trump,” CRV cited its own immigrant roots, noting that its nine investment partners hail from seven different countries and speak eight languages. The firm’s homepage was given over to the headline in big white type against a red backdrop, with a link to its statement.<snip>


Clinton Regains Lead in Dubious LA Times/USC Daybreak Poll

The LA Times/USC Daybreak Poll is difficult to understand. For starters, it's mostly experimental, using a methodology that has never been used before. Let me see if I can explain it as I think I understand it.

It's a daily tracking poll. It has about 3,600 participants, all broken down into a 400 voter blocks for each day. The strange part about it is, that it's the same 3,600 voters polled straight through, including the same 400 for each day. As you watch the trend line, it seems to move from a pro-Hillary number to a pro-Trump number, over time. I think each block, just through chance, has become more a leaner to one candidate or another. Remember, the voters never change. Every 7 days, a block is sidelined for two days and then re-enters the poll for seven. If you look at the trend line in the link below, it bears out my thesis. Hence, a Trump lead of 2 points yesterday disappeared today, just as it did 11 days ago. The numbers swing wildly from Trump up 7 just after the Republican convention, to Hillary up 5 just days after the Democratic convention. Of the participants, there seems to be a Trump bias, as he always over performs all the national polls. When the average is Hillary up 8 points, she usually only has a 3 point lead here. When the national polls had the race about even just after the Republican convention, as I said, it had Trump up seven.

I used to use this poll to follow a trend line, but it's getting so it can't even be trusted for that. In the end, this is a useless poll, but we should understand it so we can respond when Trumpets refer to it. Today, Clinton has a fraction of a point lead.


It's Easy for Me to Understand Trump's Efforts to Appeal to African-Americans

He's a bigot clumsily attempting to act like he's not one.

We have all seen this act in our personal lives. A white, male, 70 year old bigot, trying to convince himself that he's really not a bigot and trying to convince his contemporaries that everyone misunderstands him. In fact, we understand him all too well.

The Trump Flip Flop Reminds Me of a Local Election I was Involved In.

Let me see if this analogy works. My Dad was a City Councilor in our home town. He ran "At-Large", meaning city wide, in a city with 21,000 eligible voters at the time. The 5 top vote getters of the at-large council candidates would win. In this particular year, my Dad was running for re-election. The big fight in the town was that a long term, incumbent Mayor had a challenger in an equally long term State Rep.

One of the other incumbent Councilors decided to get involved in the Mayor's race, and endorsed the current Rep against the incumbent Mayor, and put a bumper sticker on his own car. I should note here that this was a 50-50 race at the time. All the Mayor's supporters turned against the councilor who took that stand. Shaken and politically frightened, he retracted his endorsement of the Rep and declared his neutrality in the race. Dumb move. In the first instance, he alienated everyone on one side and his corrective action alienated everyone on the other. In the end, he lost big. By the way, my Dad won one of those seats.

The point here is Trump has staked out the bigotry side of the immigration issue. Now he is measuring that he can't win with just the bigots. Conway, a pollster, has explained that to Trump. So now, Trump's going to try to pretend he's not a bigot by flip flopping on his bigoted anti-immigration stand.

In the end, he'll end up just like the City Councilor who tried to fool all of the people, all of the time. It just won't work. He'll end up losing both sides.

There is no path to vicory for Donald Trump other than our complacency

Today's polls put the three key states in the electoral map squarely in Hillary Clinton's corner.

With Virginia and New Hampshire out of reach for Trump in the most recent polls with leads in the mid-teens there are three key states in which Trump has to win all three.

Pennsylvania, Clinton is ahead by nearly 9 points in the average of polls there, 5 and 9 point leads in the most recent polls in Florida and 6 points in today's poll from Ohio. Clinton only needs to win one of these, if all other poll numbers hold, even if she loses Iowa, North Carolina and Nevada, in which she is either just slightly ahead or even.

Donald Trump Plagiarized his Campaign Slogan Without Attribution

Some people here maybe thought this was a joke. I posted this same item 6 weeks ago, but maybe so much was going on, I didn't get much of a response. Maybe because to get to the important part, you have to listen to Benito Mussolini stumble through his difficult to understand broken English.

This is a Fox Movietone (ya, can you believe that irony) video clip from 1929. At around the 1:00 mark, he says the only really clear English in his whole speech "Make America Great". I know, it's hard to believe, but it's true.


Could Someone Please Explain the Polling Disparaty at Reuters/Ipsos and RCP?

I follow the polling in this Presidential race with near obsession. That's because I love politics and I know this election truly is the most important in my lifetime.

Having said that, why do I read a Reuters/Ipsos national poll that has Hillary up by 8 points head to head with Trump and 7 points with Stein and Johnson in it dated Aug. 18?


And the Real Clear Politics Web Site that has a national Reuters/Ipsos poll that has Hillary 5 points over Trump head to head and 4 points with Johnson and Stein


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