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Would Trump-Sanders General mean massive crossover voting?

If it somehow really comes to pass that Trump and Sanders win their nominations, we could have massive crossovers.
Establishment types in both parties will freak out.
You will see many down ballot candidates refusing to endorse and appear with their nominee.
Many Repubs will vote for Sanders afraid of Trump ruining the GOP brand and many Dems will vote for Trump afraid of Sanders ruining the Dem brand.

And, purely from just an entertainment value, the general would be comedy gold.
Imagine the GOP convention that Trump would organize and Lord over.
It would be the greatest show. It would be huuuuuuge.
Imagine the debates with Trump calling Sanders a Communist and Sanders calling Trump a clown.
I, for one, can't wait to see it.

Oh, I forgot to add....I think that Bernie would kick Donald's arse winning 40 states.

Three weeks from today we get a REAL poll

Hard to believe we are only 3 weeks from Iowa.
If I had to guess right now, here's my prediction:
Clinton 49
Sanders 47
MOM 4

Cruz 30
Trump 28
Rubio 18
Carson 10
Other establishment fascists: the rest in single digits

Long time since there has been a new Iowa poll.

Is there a good site that shows when polls are going to be released?
I know that realclearpolitics lists and averages them after they come out.
I can't find anyplace that tells when they will come out, however.

Bernies web site needs a donor counter

With how impressive the number has been, I wonder if they could add a running tally counter of the number of people that have donated to the campaign.

What were Trumps original intentions? Is he secretly on our side?

Rachel Maddow and a few others have taken a stab at this.
Some that know Trump personally also have.
They say he may not be on the up and up.
Is it all a fake reality show?

Conspiracy Theory - When he spoke with Bill Clinton in May, they cooked this up. Trump would be a stalking horse that actually wants to see Hillary elected. We know he has always been liberal on social issues, is basically an isolationist, and doesn't like how income equality has led to the loss of the middle class. The original goal was just to shake up the GOP and sell more books and increase his brand. But, with the early success, he just keeps upping the game with more outrageous statements. Now, with the nomination a real possibility, he's hoping to bring down the entire GOP and have Hillary win in a landslide where Dems reclaim Senate and maybe House.

Trumps daughter and Chelsea are very close friends.....hmmmm.
More food for thought.

Can you imagine what would happen, if on election night in November in his concession speech, that Trump would come clean and say he made all of this stuff up to become an outrageously unelectable general election candidate and that he is thrilled to have helped Hillary and the Dems win.
It would be the most epic troll of all time!

Urban Dictionary has several definitions for "schlonged"

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=schlonged

Trump might use this if he gets a lot of negative pushback.
He might say that he thinks that word means definition number one, which is also bad, but not vulgar like number two.

Has anyone been to Iowa to volunteer?

Just wondering for those who have been there what they are seeing?
Does Bernies org have a good setup as far as GOTV to make sure that all caucus sites are covered.
I heard a discussion in TV tonight that Iowa will have something like 1700 sites.

DWS should take charge of this database situation.

It is her responsibility to promote good will and perceived fairness in the party.
To that end, she should make a statement that the DNC is looking into it and, if true, say that no campaign advantages were achieved or suspected of chicanery.

Would love to see Bernie make a bold move.

Since there aren't many debates and they are buried on weekends (thanks DWS).....
Since Donald Trump continues to suck all of the air with his daily outrages....
Since so many national media types are saying Hillary is already a done deal.....

I'm wondering if Bernie shouldn't try a couple of unconventional things.
What about announcing who his running mate and some cabinet members would be.
This wouldn't have to, necessarily, be saying exact names for each spot.
But, it would be throwing out several names of people he has spoken with that might have interest and he respects to show the type of people he would surround himself with.

The cherry on the top would be holding a press conference to introduce a running mate.
He could say that he is an unconventional candidate and he is breaking with the tradition of announcing a running mate in August and doing this now.
There are no party rules saying when a running mate has to be announced.
It would gather great interest and a whole lot of free media for several weeks.


Time to reclaim the name of our party (Democrat-IC).

They tell us all the time that words matter.
Republicans yell "Why won't the President call them 'radical Muslim terrorist?'"

Well, won't you call it the Democratic Party?
What gave you the right to change our party name?
When GOP pollster/strategist Frank Luntz came up with this idea, I thought it would never catch on.
I thought that surely the mainstream media or, at least, Dems would demand it.
But, nope, almost every elected Republucan now does it.
I'm not sure about you but my skin crawls everytime I hear "Democrat Party".

What if it was your own name?
What if your name was Debbie and your neighbor always called you Deb.
So, you correct them and tell them that your name is Debbie.
And, they laugh and say..."I like Deb better so I'm going to call you that".
You would either say or think WTF, right?

I know this is not the most important thing in the world.
And, Luntz counted on that. He said that in his polling that he found that the word "democratic" has a more positive response than the word "democrat".
So, he got the talk radio guys using democrat party and then he advised GOP members of Congress to use it.

So, again why fight to reclaim it?
Why waste time on this?
Because, it's our damn name, damn it!
And, we can walk and chew gum at the same time very easily on this subject.

And, here's how we get it back.
We start calling them the "Republic Party".
They will howl and so will their fawning right wing media.
"The Democrat Party can't just shorten the Republican Party name"
Oh, really, we say.
You did.
Very quickly the Democrat Party garbage would stop. Throw it back in their face.

I am a Democrat and a proud member of the DemocratIC Party.


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