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How Trump Campaign Learned It Was Losing: "If you have another week like the last one-you won’t win"

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“The campaign is ‘feeling comfortable’ with the state of the race, Manafort told a TV interviewer… But in private, the top brass of the Trump campaign was growing increasingly alarmed at the dire numbers they were seeing — and aides knew they had to confront their boss with the truth. On Aug. 9, Tony Fabrizio, Trump’s chief pollster and a longtime party strategist, sat down with the nominee. The previous week had been a disaster, punctuated by Trump’s damaging confrontation with a Gold Star family. Fabrizio, who was joined by Manafort deputy Rick Gates, had just completed a fresh batch of polling and had an urgent message for the candidate: If you have another week like the last one, you won’t win.”

“According to interviews with over a dozen aides involved at various levels of the campaign, Trump’s team had already come to recognize the peril they faced.”



MORE:
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/donald-trump-summer-warning-227129

Op-ed by former honcho of GM: "I’ve always voted Republican. Until now.



https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/766157584399204352

Smoking Gun Memo Reveals GOP Voter Fraud Bamboozlement In North Carolina

The memo, sent by NCGOP executive director Dallas Woodhouse on Sunday, said that Republican board members "should fight with all they have to promote safe and secure voting and for rules that are fair to our side."

“Our Republican Board members should feel empowered to make legal changes to early voting plans, that are supported by Republicans,” Woodhouse wrote. “Republicans can and should make party line changes to early voting.”

“Our Republican Board members should feel empowered to make legal changes to early voting plans, that are supported by Republicans,” Woodhouse wrote in his email to board members. “Republicans can and should make party line changes to early voting.”

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article96179857.html#storylink=cpy





Last month, a panel of judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a 2013 law passed by the state's Republican legislature that cut back early voting in the state from 17 days to 10 days, ruling that it intended to discriminate against African Americans. Other voting restrictions in the law were struck down as well. The state has asked the Supreme Court to halt parts of the ruling and allow North Carolina to keep its cutbacks to early voting, among other provisions.

The memo came as local election boards are working on schedules for early voting that take into account the appeals court decision. Per the News and Observer:




http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/north-carolina-early-voting-memo
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article96179857.html

You're Missing One...Satan!?




Fun:
https://twitter.com/katherinemiller/status/765977826633940992?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw


This Indie Jewelry Brand Wrote A VERY Bold Letter To Ivanka Trump

We’ve been hearing a lot about Ivanka Trump lately because her dad happens to be running for president.

Now, the progeny of the controversial GOP nominee is making waves on social media because of a recent purchase.

After Ivanka placed an order for the Helix Ear Cuff from indie jewelry brand Lady Grey, the brand’s cofounders Jill Martinelli and Sabine Le Guyader decided to take the opportunity to send a message while fulfilling the order.

They posted what they sent Ivanka on Instagram:


The handwritten note to Ivanka reads as follows:

Dear Ivanka,

Thank you so much for your web order! We’re happy to let you know that the proceeds of your sale have been generously donated to the American Immigration Council, the Everytown for Gun Safety Organization, and the Hillary Clinton campaign. We hope you enjoy your new Lady Grey .

Best,

Jill + Sabine

Lady Grey

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJLlOqahXtc/

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/08/120314/lady-grey-ivanka-trump-letter?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=fashionpost&unique_id=entry_120314&utm_campaign=pubexchange_article
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-jewelry-brand-just-threw-the-best-shade-at-ivanka-trump_us_57b4a48de4b0b42c38afe573?section=&
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/08/ivanka-trump-lady-grey-jewelry-open-letter.html

GOP speechwriter "Only prospect more terrifying than voting for Clinton is not voting for her"

BY: Richard J. Cross, III



"I personally drafted the speech of the "Benghazi mom," Patricia Smith. In that speech, I concluded with the following line: "If Hillary Clinton can't give us the truth, why should we give her the presidency?" As a political speechwriter, that was something of a home run moment for me. The New Yorker called the speech "the weaponization of grief."

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While I'm proud of my service to the Republican party, I am not proud of the present state of American politics. I look around me; everything just feels awful and sad. The divisions in our national discourse are great, and there is no political hero waiting to rescue us from ourselves. Instead, we're confronted by the awful spectacle of a "Mothra versus Godzilla" election. And, just like in the movies, no matters who wins, Tokyo suffers.

Regardless, the reality is, I cannot vote for Donald Trump. I could never vote for Donald Trump

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Still, the prospect of voting for Hillary Clinton is uncomfortable to me, as if Dr. Van Helsing were compelled to vote for Dracula.

But the only prospect more terrifying than voting for Hillary Clinton is not voting for her.

The reality of American politics today is, she is the only choice.



MORE:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-lifelong-republican-20160817-story.html

Message from a despondent GOP operative:

'I'm beginning to think someone is just messing with us.'


https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/765998959504527364?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Clinton on Trump shake up: "He can hire/fire anybody he wants from his campaign-he is still same man

"There is no new Donald Trump, this is it" #2016'

Clinton alludes to the deckchair rearrangement on luxury liner Trump and says it does not matter:

He can hire and fire whoever he wants from his campaign. They can make him read new words from a teleprompter. But he is still the same man who insults gold star families, mocks people with disabilities and thinks he knows more about Isis than our generals. There is no new Donald Trump – this is it.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/aug/17/trump-campaign-steve-bannon-paul-manafort?page=with:block-57b4a350e4b0178756b5d9d7#block-57b4a350e4b0178756b5d9d7

God Destroys Tony Perkins’ House

August 17, 2016 Hate Groups, Religion

As we are repeatedly instructed, God uses hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and lethal diseases to punish people for sinning. This week the Lord Almighty aimed his Holy Wrath at Louisiana, where among the thousands of people made homeless by flooding is hate group leader Tony Perkins, who reports that he had to escape his destroyed home by canoe.

Perkins is on vacation this month, but today he called into his own radio show to lament the “biblical proportion” disaster that will allegedly force his family to live in a camper for the six months it will take to rebuild his home. Today’s guest host for Perkins’ show is former Family Research Council vice president Ken Klukowski, who now works for Breitbart.

Listen below as they spin this natural disaster as an opportunity for Christians to rejoice that God considers them “worthy of suffering for his sake.” And to “use this as an incredible, encouraging spiritual exercise to take you to the next level in your walk with an almighty and gracious God who does all things well.” Including destroying the fuck out of thousands of houses.


AUDIO:
http://www.joemygod.com/2016/08/17/louisiana-god-destroys-tony-perkins-house/

OMG: 1 hour ago No joke. This is the lead story right now on Drudge:

Not crazy to think that Drudge will be brought in to run campaign by late October.!

PILLOWS FOR HILLARY:



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http://www.drudgereport.com/
http://heatst.com/politics/must-see-photos-of-hillary-clinton-propped-up-on-pillows/
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