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Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:12 AM

Trump named Time Person of the Year

Source: CNN

Time magazine has named Donald Trump its Person of the Year -- calling him "President of the Divided States of America."

"I don't think that we have ever seen one person, operating in such an unconventional way, have an impact on the events of the year," said Time editor Nancy Gibbs.

She called this year's choice "one of the more straightforward years." Trump beat runner-up Hillary Clinton for the distinction, which Gibbs said is given to the newsmaker who has the biggest influence on world events, for better or worse.

Placing third was "the hackers," to cover people who breached the records of major government organizations, politicians, celebrities and everyday citizens.



Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/07/media/time-trump-person-of-the-year/index.html?adkey=bn



Definitely not unexpected.



Link to TIME: http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-2016-donald-trump-choice/?xidhomepage

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BumRushDaShow Dec 2016 OP
Dream Girl Dec 2016 #1
BumRushDaShow Dec 2016 #4
HAB911 Dec 2016 #2
sfwriter Dec 2016 #40
Botany Dec 2016 #3
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #5
Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 #6
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #10
kacekwl Dec 2016 #17
mountain grammy Dec 2016 #20
sfwriter Dec 2016 #41
baldguy Dec 2016 #7
mountain grammy Dec 2016 #8
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #9
mountain grammy Dec 2016 #16
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #18
harun Dec 2016 #22
AngryAmish Dec 2016 #11
ET Awful Dec 2016 #14
Paladin Dec 2016 #23
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2016 #37
Travis_0004 Dec 2016 #26
joewicker_TX Dec 2016 #12
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #19
raccoon Dec 2016 #13
kacekwl Dec 2016 #15
christx30 Dec 2016 #21
Roland99 Dec 2016 #24
lagomorph777 Dec 2016 #32
Historic NY Dec 2016 #25
Miles Archer Dec 2016 #27
liberal N proud Dec 2016 #28
C_U_L8R Dec 2016 #29
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #30
Maeve Dec 2016 #38
BumRushDaShow Dec 2016 #46
George II Dec 2016 #31
BillyBobBrilliant Dec 2016 #33
canetoad Dec 2016 #34
JudyM Dec 2016 #35
kimbutgar Dec 2016 #36
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #39
McKim Dec 2016 #42
MFM008 Dec 2016 #43
ramapo Dec 2016 #44
malthaussen Dec 2016 #45

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:14 AM

1. Just like Hitler back in the 30s...

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:55 AM

40. and another discussion of it...

 

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauMemorial/TimeCover.html

Hitler plays a "Hymn of Hate" on the cover. That will probably be the cover by Trumps midterms.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:17 AM

3. ATTN Time it was a coup .... Kris Kobach should be man of the year

All those polls and models were not wrong Trump cheated.


* Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives.

Starting in 2013 – just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act – a coterie of Trump operatives, under the direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created a system to purge 1.1 million Americans of color from the voter rolls of GOP–controlled states.

The system, called Crosscheck, is detailed in my Rolling Stone report,
“The GOP’s Stealth War on Voters,” 8/24/2016.

Crosscheck in action:
Trump victory margin in Michigan: 13,107
Michigan Crosscheck purge list: 449,922

Trump victory margin in Arizona: 85,257
Arizona Crosscheck purge list: 270,824

Trump victory margin in North Carolina: 177,008
North Carolina Crosscheck purge list: 589,393

On Tuesday, we saw Crosscheck elect a Republican Senate and as President, Donald Trump. The electoral putsch was aided by nine other methods of attacking the right to vote of Black, Latino and Asian-American voters, methods detailed in my book and film, including “Caging,” “purging,” blocking legitimate registrations, and wrongly shunting millions to “provisional” ballots that will never be counted.


http://www.gregpalast.com/election-stolen-heres/

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:20 AM

5. Makes sense.







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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:22 AM

6. yep-- following in that great tradition

 

I'm sure Trump is thrilled though-- seriously. Maybe this is all he ever wanted and can give up being president.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:29 AM

10. His narcissitic addled brain will only see the glory in it.

And not possibly that it might not be the compliment to him that we'd all think.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:42 AM

17. He is already having the cover

blown up to wall size to hang in all his great properties. (Minus the captions )

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:44 AM

20. How sweet, the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:56 AM

41. nice!

 

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:22 AM

7. Hitler, Stalin, Khomeini, W ...

 

Just wait for his tweet accepting the "honor"...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:23 AM

8. Isn't that special

anything about the con, the scam, the complete fiasco known as the american selection of the president by a handful of crooked states. No? Guess that's a story for the aftermath..

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:27 AM

9. The subcaption reads, "President of the Divided States of America"

It's more fitting that you'd first think.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:41 AM

16. They got that part right..

Who needs Time anyway though? The story is in the tweets.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:42 AM

18. The positioning of the photo is also telling.

With his back to us.

I don't think he cares, though.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:02 AM

22. Very happy to see that included.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:29 AM

11. Looks like the media has bent the knee.

 

I see nothing but fawning Trump coverage. They are all liars.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:33 AM

14. Person of the year is not really an honor, and it doesn't mean they're fawning really.

Person of the year is a means to denote the person who had the most impact (positive or negative). As mentioned above, in the past, Hitler, Khomeini, etc. have been named.

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Response to ET Awful (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:05 AM

23. Yeah, but Trump's noise machine will spin it as a hyper-positive honor.

And the dumb fucks who supported him will believe it.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:28 AM

37. All of my local media is reporting on this

and the Trumpsters are crowing and mocking liberals in the comments sections

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:33 AM

26. Every recent president has been given time person of the year.

 

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:32 AM

12. Time Magazine

Celebrating the great traditions of genocide, hate crimes, tyrants and now pussy grabbers.

Somehow, I am not terribly surprised to see Time jump on the Trump ass licking tour....

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Response to joewicker_TX (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:43 AM

19. It's not necessarily intended to be an honorary title.

It just means they were newsworthy.

Sadly, honorable he certainly is not, but you can't say he wasn't newsworthy.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:32 AM

13. How very fitting. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:38 AM

15. Congratulations trump ,

Person of the year . Congratulations America you have given a habitual liar , fraud , narcissistic pussy grabber exactly what he wanted.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:57 AM

21. This should do wonders for this man's

critical shyness and lack of self esteem.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:24 AM

24. Person? That's being quite generous.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:04 AM

32. Dammit you stole my post.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:30 AM

25. I heard an explosion this morning.............

more like pop goes the weasel

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:35 AM

27. Just posted this in another thread...Lauer lobs one softball after another.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:36 AM

28. Just ass I feared

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:49 AM

29. That's a fittingly sinister portrait

Dark, sneering, back turned to America.

Now look up, devil horns (on the M).
Probably some hidden 88's or HH's in there too.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:51 AM

30. Holy shit, didn't even notice the devil horns.

Good catch.

Somebody had fun with it.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:42 AM

38. Yeah, the pic of Hitler looks so much friendlier!

Gods help us

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 03:12 PM

46. !!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:53 AM

31. Probably already mentioned here, but....

....these people also were Time's "Person of the Year":

Adolf Hitler
Josef Stalin
Nikita Khrushchev
Deng Xiaoping
Ayatollah Khomeini
Deng Xiaoping (2)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:16 AM

33. sic semper tyrannis ad mortem (N/T)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:23 AM

34. All I see

Is the threadbare and worn back of the old chair. Fitting.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:24 AM

35. Someone posted a few days ago that they had decided not to choose him. Damn!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:26 AM

36. I just posted hitlers time mag picture on my FB

With caption, "guess who else was times man of the year"?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:45 AM

39. Key excerpts. Some delicious damning by faint praise on Time's behalf.

http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-2016-donald-trump-choice/

The revolution he stirred feels fully American, with its echoes of populists past, of Andrew Jackson and Huey Long and, at its most sinister, Joe McCarthy and Charles Coughlin. Trump’s assault on truth and logic, far from hurting him, made him stronger. His appeal—part hope, part snarl—dissolved party lines and dispatched the two reigning dynasties of U.S. politics. Yet his victory mirrors the ascent of nationalists across the world, from Britain to the Philippines, and taps forces far more powerful than one man’s message.

We can scarcely grasp what our generation has wrought by putting a supercomputer into all of our hands, all of the time. If you are reading this, whether on a page or a screen, there is a very good chance that you are caught up in a revolution that may have started with enticing gadgets but has now reshaped everything about how we live, love, work, play, shop, share—how our very hearts and minds encounter the world around us. Why would we have imagined that our national conversation would simply go on as before, same people, same promises, same patterns? Perhaps the President-elect will stop tweeting—but only because he will have found some other means to tell the story he wants to tell directly to the audience that wants to hear it.

It turned out to be a failing strategy when Hillary Clinton, who loves policy solutions and believes in them, tried to make this race a character test, a referendum on Trump. But it was certainly understandable. He presented so many challenges, so many choices about what America values. Her popular-vote victory, while legally irrelevant, affirmed the prospect of a female Commander in Chief. In fact, she crushed Trump among voters who cared most about experience and judgment and temperament, qualities that have typically mattered when choosing the leader of the free world. Even at his moment of victory, 6 in 10 voters had an unfavorable view of Trump and didn’t think he was qualified to be President.

***

For reminding America that demagoguery feeds on despair and that truth is only as powerful as the trust in those who speak it, for empowering a hidden electorate by mainstreaming its furies and live-streaming its fears, and for framing tomorrow’s political culture by demolishing yesterday’s, Donald Trump is TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:57 AM

42. The Media Made Him a God

The media made him a god and they continue to do so. This is like giving him the throne of approval. This is normalization at its worst. No normaiization and no cooperation!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:59 AM

43. I wouldn't buy this

To save my kids life.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 12:15 PM

44. How could he not be?

For better or for worse, actually for much worse, he has had an enormous impact on the United States and soon the world.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 03:06 PM

45. "Person of the year" does not imply he is a good man...

... or good for anything. It just means he shook up the world this year, and that he manifestly has done.

-- Mal

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