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Name: Steven Leser
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Hometown: New York, NY
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Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 04:36 PM
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How delusional are Pinebaggers? There is a thread there that Hillary is in damage control mode today

The reason they claim is not important.

If this is damage control mode, let every candidate I ever support be in damage control mode exactly like this four weeks before election day.

Humpty Trumpy

Humpty Trumpy wanted to build a wall
Humpty Trumpy had a big fall
Then all the kings horses and all the kings men,
couldn't put Humpty Trumpy together again.

Don't care who won a close VP debate. I care who beat up the opponents Presidential

candidate more effectively. That's the point of these VP debates.

And Tim Kaine clearly won on that score.

Snopes weighed in to debunk the #BasementDwellers meme and Sanders spoke out on it too

http://www.snopes.com/hillary-clintons-basement-dwellers/
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However, Clinton never used the phrase "basement dwellers." Rather, she expressed sympathy with young college-educated voters who had little choice but to remain at home due to being unable to find self-supporting jobs in the current market and had grown cynical of a system they felt had failed them:

Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future. I met with a group of young black millennials today and you know one of the young women said, “You know, none of us feel that we have the job that we should have gotten out of college. And we don’t believe the job market is going to give us much of a chance.” So that is a mindset that is really affecting their politics. And so if you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista, or you know, some other job that doesn’t pay a lot, and doesn’t have some other ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing. So I think we should all be really understanding of that and should try to do the best we can not to be, you know, a wet blanket on idealism. We want people to be idealistic. We want them to set big goals. But to take what we can achieve now and try to present them as bigger goals.
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In case you hear about the silly #basementdwellers meme, it is debunked. Here is the proof

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/01/did-hillary-insult-sanderistas-as-basement-dwellers-no-just-the-opposite.html

Did Hillary Insult Sanderistas as 'Basement Dwellers'? No—Just the Opposite
MICHAEL TOMASKY

10.01.16 6:25 PM ET
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Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future. I met with a group of young black millennials today and you know one of the young women said, “You know, none of us feel that we have the job that we should have gotten out of college. And we don’t believe the job market is going to give us much of a chance.” So that is a mindset that is really affecting their politics. And so if you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista, or you know, some other job that doesn’t pay a lot, and doesn’t have some other ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing. So I think we should all be really understanding of that and should try to do the best we can not to be, you know, a wet blanket on idealism. We want people to be idealistic. We want them to set big goals. But to take what we can achieve now and try to present them as bigger goals."


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Now, the second and “offending” graf. How in the world these words can offend anyone is just absurd. Okay, baristas. But I’m sure even most baristas have higher aspirations in life. But the main thing is that when she says “they are living in their parents’ basement,” she’s obviously not making fun of them. She’s just describing them. Indeed, she is explaining to these rich people in one of America’s richest towns, hey, take a minute to understand where these folks are coming from. And she’s doing so the week after Sanders throttled her in New Hampshire—a point in time when, if anything, she’d have been prone to lash out at them.
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More at link

"Don't vote for Donald Trump" USA Today takes position for 1st time ever in a Presidential election

The USA Today editorial board is opposing Donald Trump's candidacy, taking a position in a presidential election for the first time in the newspaper's 34-year history.

Describing Trump as "erratic," "ill-equipped" to be commander in chief and a "serial liar," the newspaper slammed him for trafficking in "prejudice" and having a "checkered" business record.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/usa-today-dont-vote-for-donald-trump-endorsement-disendorsement

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How much more will it take for some Trump supporters to realize how bad their candidate is?

Boy have we been here before. Trump fans are using online polls to say he won.

We have a scientific poll showing what Americans actually think, the CNN poll showing 62% think Hillary won vs 27% who think Trump won, but of course there are various online polls showing all kinds of results, depending on whether fans of a candidate posted the poll on one of their forums and directed people to manipulate the poll.

Even the Freepers can't spin this into Trump doing well

They know she is kicking his butt so far:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3473809/posts

I knew the Donald Trump photo with Little Miss Flint had a familiar vibe. Check it...

Yes, far too many of Trump supporters are DEPLORABLE. Yesterday they punched an elderly woman

Yes, far too many of Trump supporters are DEPLORABLE. Yesterday one of them punched an elderly woman sporting an oxygen tank in the face

My article:

http://steveleser.blogspot.com/2016/09/yes-far-too-many-of-trump-supporters.html



Hillary Clinton should not have apologized for calling some of Trump's supporters deplorable.

Shirley Teeter, a 69 year old woman who needs an oxygen tank to assist her with breathing, attended a Trump rally in Asheville NC to protest the candidate.

A man standing in front of her facing away reacted to some of her comments about Trump and his candidacy by turning around and punching her in the face. The 69 year old fell to the ground on top of her oxygen tank.

The aftermath was caught on camera and Teeter called ABC News affiliate WLOS to tell her story.

She is a veteran of protests that go back many years and has never been hit or subjected to violence before.

At the end of her contact with WLOS, she asked them a question she clearly wanted everyone out there reading this to ask themselves:

"She asks if people find a Trump supporter punching her in the face deplorable."

Several news media like the NY Times have been reporting on the violence at Trump rallies and how Trump incites the attendees but so far there has been no attempt by the Trump campaign to change how he behaves at rallies. The only thing Trump spokespeople have done in response is to deny that he is deliberately inciting attendees to violence.

The NY Times posted this video after a year of research into what Trump rallies are like. It's clear from this video that Trump and the campaign are very aware of what happens at his rallies, they just don't care:



Now his supporters are beating up on elderly people on oxygen. To answer Shirley Teeter's question, yes, they are deplorable.

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More News links to the story:

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/09/13/69-year-old-woman-punched-asheville-trump-rally/90301468/

http://wlos.com/news/local/69-year-old-woman-punched-in-face-outside-rally-by-trump-supporter

http://wlos.com/news/local/breaking-warrant-out-for-man-who-hit-three-people-at-asheville-trump-rally
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