Thursday, September 29, 2016

President Obama comes right out and says that not voting or voting for a third party candidate is a vote for Donald Trump.

Courtesy of Politico: 

President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned Americans against staying at home on Election Day, saying such a move would be a boon for Donald Trump. “If you don’t vote, that’s a vote for Trump,” Obama said during an interview on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” broadcast Wednesday. 

“If you vote for a third-party candidate who’s got no chance to win, that’s a vote for Trump. So the notion somehow that, ‘Well, you know, I’m not as inspired because Barack and Michelle, they’re not on the ballot this time, and, you know, maybe we kinda take it easy’ — my legacy’s on the ballot. You know, all the work we’ve done over the last eight years is on the ballot.” 

I have been saying this as well, though of course my words do not carry the same weight as the President's.

However it is inarguable that voting "your conscience" for some third party candidate that can make every promise imaginable because they know they will never be in  position to deliver on them, or  staying home to pout because your fantasy candidate is not on the ballot, essentially makes you Donald Trump's bitch.

And this is election it simply too important for people to be that ignorant or that selfish.

The First Lady, is coming out strong on behalf of Hillary, kind of puts things into perspective: 

First Lady Michelle Obama tore into Donald Trump Wednesday, telling Hillary Clinton supporters, "We need an adult in the White House." 

"When making life-or-death, war-or-peace decisions, a president can't just pop off or lash out irrationally," she said on behalf of the Democratic presidential nominee at La Salle University in Philadelphia. "We need an adult in the White House. I guarantee you." 

Obama criticized Trump over his spreading of the birther conspiracy theory, continuing a rebuke she first made earlier this month while stumping for Clinton in Virginia. 

"There are those who questioned and continue to question for the past eight years whether my husband was even born in this country," Obama said to boos. "And let me say: hurtful, deceitful questions deliberately designed to undermine his presidency. Questions that cannot be blamed on others or swept under the rug by an insincere sentence uttered at a press conference."

"So if a candidate is erratic and threatening, if a candidate traffics in prejudice, fear and lies on the campaign trail, if a candidate thinks that not paying taxes makes you smart or that it's good business when people lose their homes, if a candidate regularly and flippantly makes cruel and insulting comments about women -- about how we look, how we act -- well, sadly, that's who that candidate really is," she said.

Yeah this is not an election featuring two capable politicians with partisan disagreements, this is essentially a contest between an adult more than qualified for the job, and an infant spreading feces all over the walls whenever he does not get his way. 

And if after seeing that debate on Monday people are still having trouble deciding who should be in the White House I really think they are due for a mental health check.

Simply put it is time for everybody to put on their big boy (or girl) pants and do the right thing for the future of this country.

57 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:16 AM

    If Facebook is any indication, and political sites I have "liked," in commentary there are many people so livid with this country that they will vote for Dumb Donald sheer out of spite. What they do not realize is that Congress is responsible for the majority and why we MUST vote down ticket and not stay home midterm elections.

    Watching Tuesday, Hillary was right when she said (paraphrasing) he was going to blame her for everything. Infrastructure, jobs, etc., were not her duties as Secretary of State. HELLO; gain a brain. President Obama put that before Congress and they shut him down.

    Wake UP, people.



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    1. GOTV. Don't waste your time on sites where ignorant or malevolent people are touting Trump. Register voters, ring doorbells, phone bank, donate.

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    2. Anonymous10:42 AM

      Seriously? Your using Facebook as a barometer?

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    3. Anonymous12:33 PM

      I agree with 10:42am, Facebook is, well, it's Facebook I realized it wasn't worth my time in 2010 and deleted my account. I'd suggest the same for others who don't need a major time suck in their lives. It really serves no purpose so just delete it get over it and get back into the real world :-)

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    4. Anonymous12:56 PM

      Agreed, but a pulse on "society?" Yes. Why do you think it's $arah's go-to outlet?

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  2. Anonymous9:27 AM

    No Response from Trump about Houston Nazi Mass Shooter

    The man was wearing military clothes with Nazi patches and emblems and armed with a handgun, a machine gun and 2,600 rounds of "live ammunition."

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/09/29/response-trump-houston-nazi-mass-shooter.html

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  3. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Proud Adulterer Blames Woman For Not Stopping Husband's Adultery



    Donald Trump was really proud of himself for not talking about former President Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky when he was on the debate stage Monday night.

    But it's more than a little awkward he'd allude to an extramarital affair at all.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/proud-adulterer-blames-woman-for-not-stopping-husbands-adultery

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    1. Anonymous11:30 AM

      Idiot that he is Drumpf keeps publicly announcing how he did not "go there" with indiscretions when he is publicly going there with the not having gone there nonsense.

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    2. Anonymous6:31 PM

      He is really obsessed with the topic of Bill's affairs. He must really be proud of himself, thinking he is getting back at Hillary.

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  4. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Donald Trump wanted only the pretty ones, his employees said.

    After the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes opened for play in 2005, its world-famous owner didn’t stop by more than a few times a year to visit the course hugging the coast of the Pacific.

    When Trump did visit, the club’s managers went on alert. They scheduled the young, thin, pretty women on staff to work the clubhouse restaurant — because when Trump saw less-attractive women working at his club, according to court records, he wanted them fired.

    "I had witnessed Donald Trump tell managers many times while he was visiting the club that restaurant hostesses were 'not pretty enough' and that they should be fired and replaced with more attractive women,”

    http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-pol-trump-women/

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    1. Anonymous10:30 AM

      How the f**k can women hear/read this and not think him a pig? How many of the lawsuits against him are wrongful dismissal? That any woman would vote for him just makes me question their sanity: I guess these are the poor women who fall for "bad boys" and want to be beaten up. It says more about the woman than the man.

      Please respond: any Trump supporter who is a woman (or girl) and follows this blog. I really, really want to understand you!

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    2. Anonymous11:33 AM

      I use to help physically abused women get free of their situation, until I found that there is a tendency for them to get right into a similar abusive situation - marry a prisoner etc. Unbelievable.

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  5. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Hillary Clinton Gets A Big Debate Bounce And Takes The Lead In Florida and North Carolina

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/09/29/hillary-clinton-big-debate-bounce-takes-lead-florida-north-carolina.html

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    1. Anonymous3:43 PM

      Looks like Nevada and Florida might be flipping blue. If she can keep that going she'll have more than 292 electoral votes and 63% of the popular. Hopefully a big enough lead to prevent any funny business.

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  6. Anonymous9:35 AM

    "... do the right thing for the future of this country. "

    And there you go folks. Where anyone could have guessed the Democratic hysteria over the "danger" of electing Trump was going to culminate:
    "Not voting for Clinton is "un-American".

    What utter bullshit.

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    1. Anonymous9:47 AM

      Your words in quotes, not theirs. May you get EXACTLY what you think you want. Don't come bitching here.

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    2. Anonymous10:17 AM

      9:35 AM Your comment is utter bullshit, TROLL.

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    3. Anonymous10:29 AM

      "Do the right thing for the future of this country" has no other meaning than "not voting Clinton is un-American". You don't know what I want. I don't want Trump, but I don't want Clinton either. Two sides of the same authoritarian coin.

      So take a deep breath. The world really isn't going to come to an end if Clinton doesn't win. The sky won't fall. The US won't cease to exist as we know it. It's all being wayyyyy over-hyped by the Clintonites and the DNC so desperate not to lose to a carnival barker. How can she not be leading by 40%? Because she's as flawed as he is.

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    4. Anonymous10:44 AM

      10:29, You are so fucking stupid, I'm amazed you could turn on the computer.

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    5. Anonymous11:31 AM

      It's sad that all you Clinton groupies have is name-calling and insults.

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    6. Anonymous1:01 PM

      I see no insults or name-calling. I see people speaking their mind. That their opinion doesn't agree with yours has you upset?

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    7. Anonymous3:50 PM

      In what world, 1:01, is "troll" not name-calling and "you are so fucking stupid" not an insult?

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    8. Anonymous8:59 PM

      1:01 is just your typical oblivious IM liberal.

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  7. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Have you seen this? Following in the footsteps of palin
    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a48103/fake-trump-site-million/

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  8. Anonymous9:46 AM

    How Charles and David Koch Plan to Remake the Republican Party

    http://www.newsweek.com/2016/10/07/charles-david-koch-donald-trump-afp-503496.html

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    1. Anonymous11:09 AM

      "Koch Industries is the second-largest private company in the country""a $100 billion conglomerate of oil refiners, fertilizer makers, paper products producers and equipment manufacturers. The brothers also are a virtual ATM for a vast network of conservative organizations reshaping American politics."
      "“We’re Muslim, me and my family, but we’re voting for Trump, because I just have a gut feeling,” Mary Khalaf recently told me at the annual conference held by AFP. “My gut just says, ‘This is the person.’” Khalaf, who runs what she calls a “wellness house” in Ogden, Utah, to help those suffering from stress or mental illness, caucused for Trump in Utah during the GOP primary and then started volunteering with AFP after visiting its booth at the Republican convention in July."
      "the leaders of the Koch-backed entities are panicking about Trump’s ascent, they’re doing a damn good job of tucking it in. They’re playing the long game. Phillips seems confident that his organization will engage and train conservatives in a way that can “build a deeper reservoir of support for core issues,” like trade, entitlements and tax cuts. That, in a sentence, is the whole ethos behind AFP and the rest of the Koch outreach efforts."" In 2015, the network created its Grassroots Leadership Academy, a boot camp on activism and Koch governing philosophy, run by another AFP affiliate, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation.""Jane Mayer documented the Kochs’ history of funding so-called grass-tops organizations—groups designed to look like they were fueled by grass-roots activists when they were actually fronts for corporate interests."The “dark money” epithet refers to the fact that the Koch network is made up almost entirely of 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 nonprofit organizations that can accept unlimited funds and do not have to disclose their donors"
      "the Kochs have constructed a maze of nonprofits and trust funds with many different purposes and focuses, some which are not real organizations but essentially just conduits for cash, says Robert Maguire, an investigator with the Center for Responsive Politics, a political spending watchdog . Millions of dollars are funneled between them. “There is no other network of politically active nonprofit groups and super PACs that is as convoluted and concentrated as the Koch network,” he says. “It was very clearly constructed by lawyers to make everything the network is doing as difficult as possible to track.”
      "The Koch-funded technology firm i360 manages all that data and produces those apps AFP canvassers rely on when they’re knocking on doors. Its database is a vault of voting records, consumer data, census information and social media profiles on more than 250 million adults, i360 says, 190 million of whom are registered to vote. "

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    2. Anonymous11:38 AM

      Any time I hear anything about the Koch brothers, I cringe. They hide behind their wealth and their fake front groups. They're out to control everything - from our economy to our future security and even our national heritage, the national parks.
      Beaglemom

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    3. Anonymous12:52 PM

      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/white-nationalist-leader-every-alt-right-nazi-i-know-is-volunteering-for-the-trump-campaign/

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  9. Anonymous10:12 AM

    Why Donald Trump
    Should Not Be President

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/26/opinion/why-donald-trump-should-not-be-president.html

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  10. Anonymous10:12 AM

    Our endorsement is rooted in respect
    for her intellect, experience and courage.

    Hillary Clinton for President

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/25/opinion/sunday/hillary-clinton-for-president.html

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  11. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Split Over Donald Trump and Cut Off by Culture Wars, Evangelicals Despair

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/us/donald-trump-christians-gay-marriage.html

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  12. Anonymous10:36 AM

    I believe in people voting their conscience. I'd rather people don't vote, than voting for someone they don't believe in just to be part of the group think.
    Clinton won with less than 50% when Perot was in the mix. The future will probably be presidents winning the election with less than 50%.
    It's deplorable for a president to tell Americans they should vote anything else than their conscience and true beliefs.
    It's interesting that Clinton can't even beat a demagogue like Trump without resorting to telling people to not vote for who they want to vote for. WEAK!

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    1. Anonymous10:47 AM

      Can't beat a him? The election hasn't happened yet, you simpleton. He's not telling anyone what to do. He's making a very important point. Don't vote! Seriously, so the country a favor!

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    2. Anonymous11:14 AM

      He's not telling people what to do? Guess you can't read. Reread the headline.
      Name calling is typical for a Clinton supporter and proof your candidate is WEAK!

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    3. Anonymous11:35 AM

      The people who voted for Nader helped give the country to George W. Bush and look what that did. I read this morning that the Bush Administration destroyed 22 million emails. And the GOP in Congress wasted all that taxpayer money trying to make a big deal about Hillary Clinton's use of a private server!

      This election is extremely important. If all you know about politics or history is from Fox News, then educate yourself. The GOP has not served us well and their present candidate is a dangerous disaster who has ties to criminals and to foreign powers. He's the only national party candidate of either party in modern history to court secessionists, white power organizations (KKK and neo-Nazis). If that's okay with you and your conscience, you've got a serious problem. Try to cure yourself before November. Just as in 2000, a third party vote is a wasted vote; a vote for Trump is a seditious and maybe even a traitorous act.
      Beaglemom

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    4. Any one voting third party this election doesn't have a conscience.

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    5. Anonymous1:27 PM

      Beaglemom,
      Typical of a Clinton shill to make all those false assumptions about me. You know nothing about me. I plan to vote for Hillary. You people are really sick. Anyone who votes for a third party candidate has no conscience? Anyone who doesn't vote for Clinton is a traitor? Sounds like a fascist to me. If you don't believe in people voting for who they want to vote for, please leave the country. Putin would love your thinking and obviously you love Putin's thinking.

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    6. Anonymous1:35 PM

      Gore couldn't even carry his own home State, but you want to blame Nader instead of facing the fact that Gore lost the election. If Gore was so great, the election shoul;d not have ended up in the courts. Gore brought the election case to the court, not Bush.

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    7. Anonymous3:48 PM

      And I believe Congress should do it's job or be FIRED.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/harry-reid-gop-obama_us_57ed1c78e4b082aad9b97321?8p7xlkro83erk9

      If they're going to vote their conscience maybe they should also show some courtesy and manners. And demand the same from their representatives.

      "“As this Republican Congress heads for yet another un-earned recess, I feel compelled to comment on how Republicans have treated the president of the United States,” Reid said.

      “History will look back and note that Republicans in Congress treated President Obama with unprecedented disrespect,” Reid said, arguing that soon after Obama was elected, the GOP set out to make him a one-term president and obstruct anything he did.

      Reid checked off a list that included Obama also being the first president to be denied a hearing on a Supreme Court nominee, the first to be denied a hearing on his budget, and the first to be asked to show his birth certificate. Obama faced more than 500 filibusters in the Senate, Reid added.

      “No one expected them to agree with everything he did ― but America deserved better than the way Republicans behaved toward President Obama,” Reid said.

      “The only thing Republicans have truly done this year was to prove that they are the party of Trump,” Reid said. “Republicans would have us all believe that Trump just fell out of the sky, and somehow mysteriously became the nominee of their party.

      “But that is not how it is,” Reid said. “Trump is no anomaly. He is the monster that Republicans built. He is their Frankenstein’s monster. They own him.” "

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    8. Anonymous4:44 PM

      Tapper wondered how exactly Trump’s staffers could manage that given their own history of extra-marital affairs. “Kaleigh, which people around him should bring it up?” Tapper wondered. “Roger Ailes, Steve Bannon, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich. He is surrounded by a philanderers club. Why would any of them have a leg to stand on?”

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  13. Anonymous10:41 AM

    Bout time someone said it.

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  14. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Does SarahPac have enough funds to fly Sarah Palin to Shimon Peres' funeral?

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  15. Anonymous11:22 AM

    Newsweek lead article by Eichenwald this morning - Trump laundering money to do business illegally while Cuba embargo on.
    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/28/us-election-news-republican-candidate-donald-trumps-company-allegedly-violated-cuba-trade-embargo-newsweek-says.html

    Pence's pilot no where to be found. He attacked someone with his car in 2015 and with his motorcycle in 2014. Like Drumpf says "punch him in the face" "they should be carried out on a stretcher" Was the thuggery part of the vetting process to get to fly Pence and family around for the rallies?
    Caldara’s Twitter account, which appears to have been deleted, listed him as “Chairman of the Florida Law Enforcement Coalition to Elect Donald J. Trump for President.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/pence-charter-pilot-vincent-caldara-228785#ixzz4LfR96RhN
    Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/pence-charter-pilot-vincent-caldara-228785

    Trump Georgia campaign director resigns yesterday after charged with slashing tires and destroying someone's laptop.

    Trump's North Carolina state director resigned yesterday when charges of pulling a gun on a Trump staffer was revealed. The victim says there are others who experienced similar behavior from the director.

    http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/trump-ex-staffer-claims-nc-campaign-director-pulled-gun-on-him/421361573

    All this news compliments of Rachel Maddow last evening. Our journalist, of which there are too few now-a-days.

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  16. Anonymous11:27 AM

    Important question in these times of racial turbulence: should Hillary have to field questions and provide legitimate answers instead of her typical empty robot speak to her husband's administration's atrocious record of anti-black sentiment and incarceration?

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    1. Anonymous1:22 PM

      Hillary isn't responsible for her husband's actions.
      But, the Clinton yrs were very good for us minorities so why don't you quit LYING.

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    2. Anonymous6:36 PM

      Try and spin your lies, that is why they called bill the first black president.

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  17. Anonymous11:27 AM

    Her attending THAT funeral would be the LARGEST joke upon our country! The anti Jews remember, 11:12 AM! She a proven racist - blacks, browns, Asian, Eskimos and Jews!

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    1. Anonymous4:48 PM

      I thing she SHOULD go, she was First Lady, and besides, this wouldn't be her first rodeo in the region.

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  18. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Michelle Obama is an amazing woman. So is Hillary Clinton. I cannot imagine anyone saying that about Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann.
    Beaglemom

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  19. Anonymous11:34 AM

    Speaking to Vets:
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/28/politics/highlights-questions-obama-presidential-town-hall-military/

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  20. Anonymous12:17 PM

    Mother Jones
    Donald Trump Says Global Warming Is a Chinese Hoax. China Disagrees.

    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/09/china-climate-change

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  21. Anonymous12:17 PM

    "The executive branch could, legally, pass a rule to force corporations to disclose their political donors. But thus far, they haven’t due to a clever workaround advanced by congressional Republicans — the GOP has forced through a measure that prevents the Securities and Exchange Commission from spending any money to draft and create the corporate disclosure rule, according to Lisa Gilbert, director of Congress Watch for the nonprofit watchdog Public Citizen." House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insisted that the lock on the SEC was “nonnegotiable” and worth shutting down the government over, according to Morning Consult."More than 1.2 million Americans have signed on to the SEC’s early drafts for a rule requiring disclosure of corporate political donations — 10 times more signatures than any other draft regulation has received, according to Gilbert. (it is outright STRONG-ARMing)
    http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/9/29/13099042/government-shutdown-congress

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    1. Anonymous4:31 PM

      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/elizabeth-warren-begs-obama-to-veto-the-budget-because-of-provision-to-protect-dark-money/

      "“I would venture to say that this is the single most embarrassing thing that the United States Senate has done, possibly, since 1983,” Obama spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One. "
      http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/298290-white-house-lashes-out-at-embarrassing-senate-veto

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  22. Anonymous12:25 PM

    OT: Teach the children TRUTH, NOT SHAME. Wow.
    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/09/washington-ap-history-lesson-blacks-had

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  23. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Love the Prince and Princess>
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37513719

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  24. Anonymous3:40 PM

    Bernie Sanders apparently listens to Michael Moore.

    Bernie Sanders has convinced his long time friend who happens to be a Republican to vote for Hillary Clinton.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-endorsement_us_57ec4b70e4b024a52d2cc703?section=&

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  25. Anonymous10:34 AM

    That's not how it works. Unless you're in a swing state, your vote doesn't really matter. The electoral college decides who to elect, not you.

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