Sunday, September 06, 2015

New poll shows Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton in head to head match up. Oh that can't be right.

Courtesy of Yahoo:  

Donald Trump may have a good reason to smile this weekend. 

A new poll by SurveyUSA shows the GOP frontrunner leads Democrat contender Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head matchup if the presidential election was held today. 

Among the 1,000 adults polled, Trump won 45 percent to Clinton’s 40 percent with 16 percent of respondents “undecided.” 

Trump also beats out Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders by 44 percent to 40 percent and Vice President Joe Biden by 44 percent to 42 percent.

The poll goes on to point out that  while 44 percent of respondents believed that Hillary would be the Democratic nominee only 30% thought that Trump would win the Republican primary.

You know maybe it's just too early, or maybe I have not had enough coffee yet, but I cannot even begin to process the idea that Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton in a general election to be President of the United States of America.

If that were to actually happen there is NO way that any other country would ever take us seriously again.

83 comments:

  1. I'll renew my passport just in case.

    How difficult is it to learn to speak Canadian?

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    1. Anonymous10:39 AM

      Lol

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    2. Anonymous11:11 AM

      Oh, not too bad, eh.

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  2. Anonymous9:09 AM

    ... and get ready to leave American, if any country will take you
    after what such a victory would mean, not only to America, but to the rest of the world.

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  3. Did they mention that most of those polled were polled on landlines? The numbers change when you start polling those
    with just cell phones. The only people I know with landlines are people over 65 years of age--who tend to be a bit more conservative.

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    1. Anonymous10:18 AM

      If you dig into the poll, crump has an 18pt favor with seniors. I think the poll is skewed and you have to look at the details to see it.
      It says right there in the fine print "The more cell-phone respondents a pollster includes in its "mix" of voters, the more Democratic the poll results will be."

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    2. Anonymous10:40 AM

      Except for me! I have a landline and am 73! No one called me, but I suspect they know I'm not a registered Republican! Haha!

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    3. Anonymous11:00 AM

      Good point Angela. None of my millennial kids have landlines. Now to get those kids off their cell phones and out to vote...

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    4. Hey. *I* have a landline.

      Okay, I'm 60.

      But I also have a cell phone. I got one last year.

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  4. Anonymous9:17 AM

    OT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fox-news-dick-cheney-iran-iraq_55ec450de4b093be51bbb96f

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  5. Anonymous9:24 AM

    People with brains have now become an minority in America.

    Mildred

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    1. Anonymous9:57 AM

      It's always been that way.

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    2. I blame the Quiverfull. They are outnumbering us with stupid people.

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  6. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Very predictable, Democrats. We're trying to discredit Trump via Palin, and you're trying to legitimatize Trump via Hillary. Unfortunately, I'm afraid Hillary has become a stale flavor. Palin is still poison but kills everything, so she is politically worthless.

    How much longer can the Trump flavor last? It's already starting to fade and the Labor day weekend isn't even over.

    Do not despair. The spouses will supply all the fresh air for this election cycle.

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  7. Anonymous9:29 AM

    First - when the UNDECIDEDS are required to get a majority, the high number hasn't beat the lower number, except in the poll numbers. They don't translate to winning an election. I know an incumbent judge who was WAY ahead of his opponent, as he should have been, except that the UNDECIDEDS went her way and she won : (.

    Second - the President is not elected by popular vote, and the numbers favor (slightly) the Democrats in the electoral college.

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  8. ibwilliamsi9:33 AM

    The mud hasn't even begun to fly yet. As Trump won't win the nomination this is a moot point.

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    1. Anonymous10:14 AM

      No, Trump will not win. All of his supports are the racists in the country.

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  9. His goofy appeal to "the base" will fade as his ignorance becomes more embarrassing. The so-called "base" that loves him is vocal, celebrity-mad and a clear minority of actual voters. The thing that tickles me is how he can face the next debate, having so clearly mucked up "gotcha questions" (i.e. all the stuff he doesn't know). The others if they're smart will be a feeding frenzy of knowledge reducing him to the inane "I'm so smart, I'm rich, I'll know stuff later." Having been so clearly humiliated by the contrast between his non-answers and Carly Fiorino's educated ones, I'm really expecting him to somehow have the flu when it's debate time. The Donald doesn't like being made a fool of. He just doesn't get that he's usually the one making of fool of him.

    I'm stocking up on popcorn.

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    1. Anonymous10:15 AM

      His base are the white supremacists.

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  10. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Trump won't have to worry about the pledge he signed the other day because now he will get the Republican nomination for sure. Maybe this news will wake up all those sleeping progressives or Democrats into getting out there and getting active and voting for a change. Can't wait to listen to all the talking heads on Tuesday after the long weekend vacation and summer's over, time to get back to work crowd.

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    1. Leading in the polls this early in the game is not an indicator of getting the nomination, just ask President Bachmann. Or maybe President Gephardt.

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    2. No, he won't.

      And he'll renege and run as an independent. Because his ego is convinced he'll win, even has an independent. These sorts of polls just feed his delusion.

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    3. Anonymous11:46 AM

      Yes, and Pres. Cain and Pres. Santorum.

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    4. Anonymous12:34 PM

      He won't win the nomination, but let's say he does. He will quit the race soon afterwards, as soon as he realizes he can't win the national. Trump doesn't like to lose.

      If he doesn't win the nomination (likely), he will run as an independent, promise be damned. What does he owe the GOP, anyway, especially if he doesn't get the nom?

      Running as an independent is actually the best place for him to be. Nobody expects him to win and he will get some votes (so his ego will be fine) and he can play the spoiler. Then he can tell everyone that if he HAD been the GOP nom, he would have won.

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  11. Anonymous9:39 AM

    The media will do ANYTHING to make this a horse race. What else is new?

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    1. Anonymous10:30 AM

      They will even interview Perky Pants Palin.

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    2. Anonymous11:13 AM

      If Americans think they live in a 'free' country, they are smokin' dope! The media (supposed 'free' press) is controlling this election for 2016.

      I would not be surprised at all to see a revolution occur in the streets throughout the country!

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  12. Anonymous9:44 AM

    This:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/damon-wayans-defend-bill-cosby_55ec5680e4b002d5c0764311

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  13. Anonymous9:51 AM

    Read this :
    http://www.salon.com/2015/09/06/police_state_when_did_police_become_servants_of_power/

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  14. Anonymous9:52 AM

    Good thing more than the 1,000 people in this poll get to vote. Plus, the Electoral College system heavily favors Democrats. But for the Supreme Court in 2000 and Karl Rove shenigans in Ohio in 2004, we would have never had a Republican president those 8 years.

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    1. Anonymous10:34 AM

      What makes you think they won't steal through voter suppression, voting machine fraud & gerrymandering
      this election?
      But I have to believe that voting actually counts or I would slit my wrists.

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    2. Anonymous10:41 AM

      You can bet Karl Rove is planning an election theft, like he pulled off in 2000 and 2004 for Bush.

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    3. Anonymous5:54 PM

      The group Anonymous 10:34. Remember the look on Rove's face on Election Night 2012, when he was watching the Ohio numbers come in. He knew the fix was in, and Romney would be elected President; but Anonymous thwarted his shenanigans.

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    4. Anonymous5:55 PM

      http://www.salon.com/2012/11/20/did_anonymous_stop_rove_stealing_the_election/

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  15. Anonymous9:56 AM

    The Democrat will almost always win the following states: California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

    The Republican will almost always win Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Those states give the Republican a base of 170 electoral votes.

    This electoral vote allocation leaves the Democrat just 28 electoral votes from The White House, while the Republican needs an additional 100 electoral votes to win. There are only 126 electoral votes left among the 11 battleground states.

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    1. Anonymous10:36 AM

      I disagree with you 9:56 AM Alaska is turning blue FINALLY and AGAIN!

      Alaska just elected a governor (Walker) that is an Independent & our Lt. Governor is a Democrat and Tlingit Indian from southeast Alaska.

      Plus, we elected a new mayor for Anchorage that is a Democrat (Mayor Berkowitz).

      And, all are doing an excellent job!

      Yes, we are a majority Republican in the Alaska Legislature, but I suspect that will change too in the upcoming election cycle. Alaskans do not like what they are doing as they are already playing obstructionists to Governor Walker.

      They are total jerks and are mimicking our U.S. Congress and it's not setting well with Alaskans!

      This election cycle is going to be so, so interesting! We need change and it is occurring, slowly but surely.

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    2. Anonymous12:19 PM

      I hope you're right 10:36, but those 3 votes are hardly going to matter. Now, if Texas turns blue.........

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    3. Anonymous2:11 PM

      Yea, 12:19 PM But, Alaska can help at least - hopefully, much better than we have for a long, long time.

      The only blue part of TX is Austin! They have a long, long way to go. But, there is hope!!!

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  16. I'd never vote for a guy who didn't have the guts to be the bald man he really is. Some appearance, can't somebody whip up some big wind he isn't expecting...?

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    1. Anonymous10:35 AM

      Wait for it -- the GOP bigwigs know they have to do so.
      Trump is just making them look really, really bad -- or -- showing what they really are. He has to go.

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    2. Anonymous10:46 AM

      dvlaries 9:57 AM

      Top that off with, he's been married 3 times, he got a woman pregnant while he was married to another.

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    3. Anonymous11:04 AM

      But 10:46, he's really, really sorry and forgiven so that's all ok.

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    4. Not only too vain to be naturally bald but also too vain for a really good hairpiece. He could certainly afford the best.

      No, this guy's ego forces him into the most hilarious combover of all time. The butt of late night comedians.

      No wonder Huffington Post doesn't take him seriously. No one should.

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    5. Anonymous12:31 PM

      He is surrounded by "yes men" and has a really skewed view of his own appearance and character. He thinks he looks good and that's he's fooling everyone.

      He believes when people are making fun of him, it's because they are jealous, not because he's a joke.

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    6. Anonymous2:08 PM

      I find Trump to be a physically overweight, unattractive man. Cannot imagine slipping into the sack with him much less allowing him to kiss me. His poor wives (exes and current)!

      He wouldn't be able to pay me enough money! Honestly! Yukkers!

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  17. Anonymous10:01 AM

    This is very interesting. A Gotcha for Dick Cheney. By Fox.
    Note Wallace pursues Cheney with the fact until he gets Cheney to admit the truth.

    http://crooksandliars.com/2015/09/chris-wallace-dazes-cheney-irans
    Chris Wallace Dazes Cheney: Iran's Centrifuges 'Went From 0 To 5,000' While You Were VP

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    1. Anonymous11:08 AM

      Creepy people those Cheeeenies! He especially appears so damned physically evil!

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  18. Anonymous10:06 AM

    Why don't the other Democrats, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb, rise up and start fighting. People act like Hillary is the only candidate on the Democratic side.

    Come on guys, start fighting.

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    1. Anonymous11:07 AM

      They are being very careful and don't want to appear as the asshole Republicans have. I agree with them - don't fight and be nasty!

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    2. Anonymous2:24 PM

      There's no reason for anyone on the Dem side to start fighting. The election is over a year away and the GOP clown car is putting out new nonsense every single day. The Dem hopefuls should keep on getting their message out. There will be time enough for them to go head-to-head. For now, anyone who gets into anyone else's face will be compared with the psychos on the right side of the aisle.

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    3. A Superfan In Atlanta4:26 PM

      Hopefully, they are using Republican tweets and interviews as means for counter arguments. Simple, if/then statements.

      If Republican XYZ does what he said on (date) on (media channel), then this is how it will impact us here in the great state of (fill in the blank). Are you registered to vote? Our volunteers in the back will help you. Here (hands voter refrigerator magnet) is the upcoming voting schedule for midterms and primaries in your area from FY2016 thru FY2018.

      If you can print a stupid bumper sticker, you can print a voting schedule.

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  19. Anonymous10:10 AM

    I wonder if Hillary will fight her Repubs opponents as viciously as she fought then-Senator Obama?
    I hope this country NEVER see's a Democrat fight against their own party as she did in 2008.

    I want a Democrat to win (even if it is Hillary) but I prefer Sanders, Lincoln, O'Malley or Webb.

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  20. Anonymous10:21 AM

    This post reminds me of the story of Chicken Little. The sky is not falling. There are 14 months before election day. Sometime between now and then Trump will disintegrate into nothingness. Give Americans (at least 51% of us) credit for being smarter than allowing Trump to become president.

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    1. Anonymous10:44 AM

      Thank you! There are so damn many polls and the questions asked are skewed to get the result the pollster is looking for. I'm sick to death of polls and pledges. They are both meaningless.

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  21. Anonymous10:26 AM

    Is this really a surprise?

    The media goes 24 hrs. per day with free coverage for and on The Donald and spends just as much time tearing down Hillary Clinton!

    I will support and vote for Hillary Clinton and I'm sure many feel the same way!

    No one has called me for poll questions. Perhaps they already know I'm not Republican leaning? Wouldn't surprise me one bit! (I'm registered as an Independent or Non Partisan) It would be nice to know how folks are registered that they actually contact!

    The media is controlling this and it makes me sick.

    Get the vote out for 2016 - work with family members and friends when it is time to vote - take them to the polls, etc. I know we can get Hillary Clinton elected. Trump would be a fucking disaster for America and the world!

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    1. Anonymous10:39 AM

      My hope is that Sanders, Chafee, O"Malley or Webb is elected the 45th president of these United States.

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    2. Webb is really a republican---actually he was before he changed parties to run for the senate seat after the other guy made a racist gaffe. He supported flying the confederate flag, was against the Iran deal and thinks Planned Parenthood should be defunded. The others, actual democrats.

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    3. Anonymous2:05 PM

      My hope is that Hillary Clinton wins the election!!!

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  22. Anonymous11:15 AM

    President Donald Trump means
    Secretary of Energy Sarah Palin

    Get over it Immoral Minority

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    1. Anonymous11:32 AM

      Won't ever happen... Trump is going to be gone soon enough and Palin is not going near DC. Deal with it!

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    2. Anonymous11:56 AM

      Even if Trump were to win (yikes), he wouldn't give Palin a position of any authority.

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    3. Anonymous12:16 PM

      What color is the sky in your world 11:15 ?

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    4. Trump wouldn't appoint Payme for gum wrapper picker upper. He is not someone I would EVER vote for any office but he is not that stupid.

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  23. Yes, it is too early.

    There is also the matter for how the questions were phrased and the demographics of who was polled.

    There just isn't enough information to know how accurate this is.

    I wouldn't worry about Donald Trump. The GOP will never put him on the ticket. Not unless they are convinced they'll lose, just like they did in 2008 and 2012.

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    1. Anonymous12:03 PM

      All the Donald has to do is open his mouth enough times and he will fizzle. Each time he opens his mouth he whittles away a few more voters. At some point, even his supporters are going to be pissed that he is softening, as he must do to win a national election. Note that it is already starting with his signing the pledge.

      Besides, his octogenarian supporters will be dying off in the meantime (as are Palin's).

      And, as is rightly suggested, the republicans will never let him get the nomination. The republican vote-making machine will work just as well for Jeb in the primaries as it did for George W both elections.

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    2. Anonymous2:03 PM

      I wonder if the clown-car candidates are studying hard for the upcoming debate? Will be interesting to see how they do this next go around/come around! Some of them are really behind the eight ball on known facts and foreign policy!

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  24. Anonymous11:58 AM

    I've heard quite a few poll and survey takers qualify their results in regard to Trump's popularity. While people may say they like or approve of Trump, and admire his 'honesty', many of them also admit that they would not actually vote for him in the election.

    There's quite a difference between enjoying his bluster on the television screen and pulling the lever that puts him in the White House.

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  25. Anonymous11:59 AM

    Read the fine print:

    Among just the universe of cell-phone respondents, Clinton defeats Trump by 16 points; Sanders defeats Trump by 12 points; Biden defeats Trump by 17 points; and Gore defeats Trump by 17 points.

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    1. Anonymous2:02 PM

      Cell phone ownership = young Americans. They don't like the Republicans! Fact!

      These polls we keeping hearing about - putting Trump in first place are total bullshit!

      Plus, they never call me and I have a landline and a cell phone! They must know I'm not a Republican! Ya think?!!!!

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  26. Is that the election that will be happening 14 months from now, November 2016?

    And he may well win, but it won't be because the nation came together to elect him. It will be because the people who have the most to lose under a republican administration will let it happen without putting up a fight. Because deep down they still can't believe republicans have nothing but contempt for them. They'll convince themselves that an email scandal is worse than a party that has no respect for women or minorities.

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    1. Anonymous2:00 PM

      Way wrong attitude. Get out the voters across the nation for Hillary Clinton.

      The national media runs nothing but negative about her and nothing but positive about him!

      Get it? Wise up, Americans! Many of you are being duped!

      Mark your ballot for Hillary Clinton!!!

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    2. Anonymous6:11 PM

      Never 2:00.

      No wise voter would ever vote for Hillary.

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    3. Anonymous6:29 PM

      A wise voter, even if he or she doesn't particularly like Hillary, would vote AGAINST anyone from the GOP clown car.

      Or you could sit home all smug and watch one of the asshole ultra-conservative win. Enjoy your "victory," 6:11.

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  27. Anonymous12:25 PM

    Is there any way Sarah and Bernie or Bernie and Sarah run on the same ticket?

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    1. Anonymous1:57 PM

      You can be assured he'd never pick her! Plus, she'd want to be on the top of the ticket and I seriously doubt he'd run in second position.

      Won't happen either way! He is waaaay too smart!

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    2. Anonymous3:37 PM

      Are you fucking kidding me 12:25?! Put down the pipe and go home. Jesus. Oh, I get it now...that was you trying to be clever. Not.

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  28. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Quote from Tom Brokaw:

    “If I were in the news now and had to lead with Trump every night I’d have to call in sick everyday.”

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  29. Anonymous12:44 PM

    And now we hear from the other road-kill-coiffed GOP candidate, Rand Paul, who shared some insight about the problems faced by Native Americans.

    Apparently, a lack of assimilation is to blame.

    He's absolutely right. The Europeans who invaded this land never DID assimilate into the Native culture.

    Oh, wait a minute. That's not what he meant.

    "A good example of how, even in our country, assimilation didn’t happen — and it has been a disaster for the people — has been the Native American population on the reservations."

    Well, you have to admit, it was a struggle but Randy finally found a group of people Trump hasn't - yet - offended.

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  30. Randall12:49 PM

    I guess my question is:
    "who the fuck is SurveyUSA?"
    I've never heard of them...

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  31. Anonymous1:14 PM

    The only polls that matter are the fifty state polls in November 2016 when each state will have its individual presidential election to assign electors to the electoral college.

    50 states. 50 separate elections for president.

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  32. Anonymous7:44 PM

    Trump's wife would not let "the crazy woman" anywhere
    near her husband, let alone her having anything to do with
    Palin socially .Palin is an embarrassment in all situations .

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  33. Marthe10:07 PM

    As a Canadian, I can tell you that Trump is a laughingstock in Canada just like Palin was and still is when she manages to get herself in the news. God help the good and decent people of America if enough fools manage to elect him.

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