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The core reason for why Donald Trump specifically is so beloved by Republican voters...

...is that he publicly, proudly, shamelessly validates their bigotry, and in a way that is entertaining to Republicans.

This, above all else, distinguished him from the rest of the pack in 2016. He's a total celebrity caricature - who says directly to Republican voters, "You are right to be racist. You are right to be misogynistic. You are right to hate Muslims and immigrants. You should not be ashamed of that - you should EMBRACE that!" The embarrassed bigot no longer needs to be embarrassed.

I'm not saying anything new, of course, but this has to be emphasized: Trump tells them that their hatred is valid and good. That's why they'll never abandon him.

"I am your voice!"

"Strange" that all these Trump operatives keep getting caught doing crimes.

Hmmm....


Too many (white) Americans pressed the racism and sexism buttons in 2016. Putin and MSM helped.

“What about her emails?!”

The President gave a great speech. Link below.

Watch Obama’s Full Speech at the Democratic National Convention

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/19/us/politics/obama-speech.html

However...

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1296274065762717696

Haters Gonna Hate!

Something Bernie said last night about Trump and authoritarianism needs to be highlighted.

Under this administration authoritarianism has taken root in our country. I, and my family, and many of yours know the insidious way authoritarianism destroys democracy, decency and humanity.


https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/17/politics/bernie-sanders-speech-transcript/index.html


Presumably everyone here knows Bernie Sanders's family background.

Sanders became interested in politics at an early age. He said, "A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932.[c] He won an election, and 50 million people died as a result of that election in World War II, including six million Jews. So what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important."[19] In the 1940s, many of his relatives in German-occupied Poland were murdered in the Holocaust.[8][14][20]



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Sanders#Early_life



That, to me, was the most important, poignant, and clearly personal part of Bernie's speech. I thought it should be highlighted.

Who do you think Trump will pardon? Stone, Manafort, or someone else?

Taking the temperature of DU on this one...

The Emirati-Israeli relations are unsurprising and bad for the Palestinians - and peace in the ME.

Seriously, fuck these regimes. Of course Trump is all over this shit.

I had the misfortune of seeing some OAN clips. I feel like I need a shower.

That shit makes FOX look like real news. And good lord do they kiss 45’s dumb ass. No wonder he loves them so much...pathetic!

The Israeli Connection: Trump, Kushner, Netanyahu, Pence, MBS, MBZ, Putin, and oligarchs.

Where do we begin...

- Benjamin Netanyahu is a close family friend of the Kushners and is also a long-time friend of Trump - and was the Republican Party's favorite foreign leader (especially after Obama negotiated the Iran nuclear deal)

- Sheldon Adelson is also a MAJOR figure in all of this, obviously - I don't think I need to tell DU that.

- MBS and MBZ bragged about having "Jared Kushner in (their) back pocket(s)"

- Jared Kushner, with the support of the Saudis and Emiratis and obviously Adelson and Netanyahu, was put in charge of "solving" the Israel-Palestine conflict...which ended up being a big fuck you to the Palestinians, recognizing Jerusalem as the UNDIVIDED capitol of Israel, etc.

- Mike Pence, for religious (fundie Christian) and political reasons, is also deeply committed to the "Greater Israel" project (as are many others in and around the Trump administration including Mike Pompeo).

- Pence and Kushner led Trump's transition team after Christie was fired (because Jared never forgave him for prosecuting his Daddy) and it was during the TRANSITION period that the Flynn phone calls with Kislyiak occurred.

And they apparently involved an attempted quid pro quo with the Russians - to undermine Obama administration's abstention from vetoing the annual UN resolution denouncing the Israeli settlements in the West Bank, in exchange for sanctions relief for the Russians.

We know that Kushner was involved with these discussions - was Pence?

- A lot of Russian oligarchs close to Putin are dual citizens of Israel (and some have citizenship of even more countries as well).

Some resources:

Who Is Lev Leviev, the Israeli Billionaire with ties to Kushner and Putin?

Leviev is best known for having cracked the world diamond market monopoly of the De Beers cartel in the 1980s, and for real estate
holdings and construction deals from Wall Street to the West Bank



https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/who-is-the-israeli-billionaire-with-ties-to-kushner-and-putin-1.5435007


The Countless Israeli Connections to Mueller’s Probe of Trump and Russia

The Israel-lobbyists, Netanyahu cronies, psyops manipulators and well-connected oligarchs — could it all be just one big coincidence?



https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-trump-russia-mueller-probe-the-israel-connections-1.6116639


Donald Trump's New World Order

How the President, Israel, and the Gulf states plan to fight Iran—and leave the Palestinians and the Obama years behind.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/06/18/donald-trumps-new-world-order




And just today...

Israel and United Arab Emirates Strike Major Diplomatic Agreement

President Trump announced that Israel and the United Arab Emirates would establish “full normalization of relations” and that in exchange Israel would forgo for now “declaring sovereignty” over occupied West Bank territory.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/13/us/politics/trump-israel-united-arab-emirates-uae.html

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Anyway, that's a lot...for now.
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