Thursday, November 17, 2016

Former campaign manager confirms that James Comey letter helped Donald Trump win election.

Courtesy of The Telegraph: 

Corey Lewandowski, who is expected to be offered a key position in the Trump administration, described the move as "amazing" and said it gave the Republican candidate the "spring in his step" he needed to win the race. 

"With eleven days to go, something amazing happened," Mr Lewandowski said in a speech at the Oxford Union debating society on Wednesday evening. 

"The FBI's director James [Comey] came out on a Friday and he said they may be reopening the investigation into Crooked Hillary's emails. 

"What that did was remind people that there are two different rules in Washington - those of the elites, and the privileged and those for everybody else. (Actually what it did was to reinforce voter concerns that Hillary would be indicted, when that was never going to happen.)

"When Comey moved forward with that investigation... it allowed the campaign a little spring in their step, and for them to redouble their efforts." 

So now we have the Clinton campaign and the Trump campaign essentially in agreement that James Comey helped steal this election from Hillary Clinton.

In my opinion this entire Trump "victory" is a sham that should be discounted entirely.

However I don't think we have a mechanism in place to do that, plus ANYTHING the Democrats do in response to all of this will be seen as a partisan attack and be dismissed by the media and the majority of Americans completely.

I think we are stuck with this outcome, and no petition or attempt to dismantle the electoral college is going to change that.

90 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Subverting democracy, and then bragging about it.... what a terrific guy! And with a face that I'd like to put a little love all over - the Louisville Slugger kind.

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    1. Anonymous10:23 AM

      Negan style, I hope--that barbed wire would be well deserved!

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  2. Anonymous8:54 AM

    I refuse to watch CNN now - they're hiring of Lewandowski while he was still on the Trump payroll and OBVIOUSLY a Trump surrogate was disgusting. Zero credibility news network but not for the reasons Trump so often cited during his campaign (e.g. Clinton News Network).

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    1. Anonymous10:25 AM

      Yes. And it was known that he was constantly in touch with Trump, was basically working for Trump for free--and would get paid back after the election if Trump won, and I bet Trump would have found him a good-paying job in his biz if he'd lost.

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    2. Anonymous10:48 AM

      CNN, some shows on MSNBC and FOX are the worst.

      Do tune into Rachel Maddow's show on MSNBC (cable) - she is outstanding as well as being educational for ALL Americans! I rarely miss her show.

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    3. 66gardeners1:36 PM

      With the exclusion of Scarborough and Mika, most of MSNBC is fabulous. Shout out to Tamron Hall and Joy Reid. There are others. Steve Kornacki.

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  3. Anonymous8:55 AM

    Fuck you, Sarah Palin! THANK YOU, Obama.

    Obama administration cancels oil and gas leases on Blackfeet tribe’s sacred grounds

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/11/16/obama-administration-reaches-deal-to-cancel-oil-leases-on-lands-tied-to-tribe/

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    1. May this be the beginning of putting sticks in the spokes of the revenging Trump administration.

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    2. Anonymous10:46 AM

      Thank you, President Obama! I'm glad to see him going on record and protecting our First People in the Dakotas! Their water rights are paramount!

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  4. Anonymous8:56 AM

    It is said the republicans will impeach trump asap. or FEC will find legal conflicts that will force resignation.

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    1. Anonymous9:11 AM

      @Anonymous 8:56 AM

      I believe the Repubs will impeach Trump.
      They have the ammo to do so.

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    2. 66gardeners9:20 AM

      As long as Trump signs their legislation, republicans will be very pleased with having Trump as president. After all, he does not read, and depends on others to tell him what he needs to know.

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    3. Anonymous10:05 AM

      Not until the electoral college votes him in so that the presidency will revert to Pence.

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    4. You don't impeach your puppet.

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    5. Anonymous10:27 AM

      Agreed, and all I've been seeing of the Repubs on TV is that they're defending everything he says and does and they're praising all his potential nominees even when the nominees have no experience.

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    6. Anonymous12:32 PM

      Trump does have experience in spending other peoples money. So trump will be spending the American People Foundation Money on his buddies projects. And of course make sure that ND oil goes under the Missouri and that humpty dumpty wall goes through indian land in Arizona. He will have zero respect for private property.

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  5. Anonymous8:58 AM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/something-stinks-when-exit-polls-and-official-counts-dont-match/

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  6. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Damn, Gryphen, you sure to throw in the towel easily. Where's your fight? Where's your backbone? Geez, our resident whore Sarah has a stiffer spine that you sure are showing!

    Hillary Clinton collects over 1 million popular votes ahead of Donald Trump

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hillary-clinton-collects-1m-popular-votes-trump-article-1.2876687

    http://cookpolitical.com/story/10174

    https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19?source_location=topic_page

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    1. Anonymous9:13 AM

      WOMEN WILL NEVER BACK DOWN >NEVER!
      #NOTMYPRESIDENT

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    2. Anonymous9:36 AM

      Yes, he is the president elect and will be the president, your president. That is how elections work.

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    3. Anonymous9:57 AM

      8:58am

      I realize hope is good but not one election scholar sees this as a possibility.

      It's super that so many have expressed their discontent with the Electoral College, hopefully that will encourage our leaders to investigate avenues and alternatives that may eventually make the EC obsolete, but for now, we're stuck with Trump, as sad and as sickening as that is for many people.

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    4. Anonymous10:00 AM

      So what? Too little too late. Stupid, stupid electorate.

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    5. Anonymous10:32 AM

      #POTUS>
      " I would not advise people who feel strongly or who are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign, I wouldn’t advise them to be silent.”

      http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/obama-to-trump-protesters-231558

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    6. Anonymous10:44 AM

      IM might be afraid the Trump team could be watching his blog site and possibly will shut it down once Trump has taken his oath of office.

      Trump is on record for having said he'll shut down media outlets and specific journalists, etc. - who have spoken badly about him or not supported his presidency!

      There is probably some fear in Gryphen and I'm not sure I totally blame him!

      None of us know what is ahead. But, I don't think it's going to be pretty in many aspects of our lives!

      I did not vote for Trump and don't view him as my potus! The man scares me!

      I so wish Hillary Clinton had gotten the position and I think many throughout the country are going to feel the same way within the next year or two!

      I voted for, and promoted Hillary Clinton as our POTUS whenever I could. She's an outstanding woman!

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    7. 66gardeners1:39 PM

      10:44, try to buck up and stay engaged. Trump will not last forever.

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  7. Anonymous8:59 AM

    This is a horrifying look inside Trump’s America

    http://usuncut.com/news/this-is-a-horrifying-look-trumps-america/

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    1. Anonymous9:25 AM

      HORRIFYING?< JUST THE BEGINNING

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  8. Anonymous9:02 AM

    Be Like This White Guy Telling This Other White Guy To Stop Yelling ‘Trump’ At The Black Starbucks Barista

    http://wonkette.com/608660/be-like-this-white-guy-telling-this-other-white-guy-to-stop-yelling-trump-at-the-black-starbucks-barista

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  9. Anonymous9:04 AM

    For Millions, the Election Was Always Lost

    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38389-for-millions-the-election-was-always-lost

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    1. Anonymous9:22 AM

      " the election didn't recreate but reiterated and amplified the status quo, masked as a "change agent." The super-empowered few have always militated against democracy and used the electoral process itself to further disempower the dispossessed -- a constituency that, by the way, includes people who were seduced into voting for Trump."
      "people will take to the streets to defend black life; declare themselves undocumented and unafraid; and stand united at Standing Rock." WOMEN2!

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  10. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Funny. Bill along with intelligent democrats know this isn't true. I guarantee no ones mind was changed with that. Not when there are much more serious reasons Hillary was a bad candidate.

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    1. 66gardeners9:46 AM

      You must be a palin. You speak word salad

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    2. Anonymous10:02 AM

      On the one hand a "bad" candidate who mishandled 2 or 3 emails. On the other a sexist, racist fascist. Yup equally bad. /s

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    3. Anonymous1:38 PM

      Hillary was the ONLY outstanding candidate!

      I suspect all Americans are going to be sorry Trump was elected within a one-year period! Our country is going to go down as we find ourselves living in a third-world country!

      Trump will govern as a dictator from his penthouse in the Trump Tower along with the next two levels of our government being ruled by Republicans!

      A friggin' mess like no other! Hang on and hide your money, Americans!

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  11. Anonymous9:18 AM

    I signed the electoral college petition, not because I expect the votes to change, but because I want our country to do away with the electoral college and I want to remind resident trump that he is #Notmypresident
    It is a personal protest move, done with a keyboard.
    https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19?source_location=search_index&algorithm=curated_trending&grid_position=2

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    1. Anonymous10:04 AM

      I signed the petition, as well, as a personal protest. My comment on the petition was the following: I believe in the Constition and the rule of law, however, I believe in humanity more. I am signing the petition as my personal protest and sense of empowerment.

      Listen to Tom Hanks say that we will all be okay but we must be diligent and organize our little hearts out. We'll find the silver linings if we stick together.

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    2. Anonymous1:04 PM

      The ratios need to change One electoral vote in Ca represents more people than one in a smaller state.

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  12. 66gardeners9:19 AM



    To be honest, this site is the only one I have visited since the election.

    Yesterday in her speech to the Children's Defense Fund, Hillary said we need to stay engaged despite our horror about Trump being president. She is amazing.

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    1. Anonymous10:30 AM

      It was an amazing speech (that last part about her mom as a girl was so moving) and so cool of her to be there and to be out from her solitude. She will never be pres, but there is so much she can still do, and I hope she is very involved in the next election (yes, I know some disagree with that).

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    2. Anonymous1:30 PM

      Love the lady - watched the speech - and respect her so much! Damn, but I wish she were the one leading our country as of 1/20/17!

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  13. Anonymous9:25 AM

    Retailers dump Trump: Firms begin dropping Ivanka's line as GrabYourWallet boycott begins to bite

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3946184/Retailers-dump-Trump-Firms-begin-dropping-Ivanka-s-line-GrabYourWallet-boycott-begins-bite.html

    EXCLUSIVE: President-elect makes bizarre request to find out how JURY was screened and chosen in Trump University trial

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3946012/President-elect-makes-bizarre-request-JURY-screened-chosen-Trump-University-trial-using-1982-Native-American-jury-discrimination-case-precedent.html

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    1. He will buy or threaten his way out of this lawsuit: he has done it before, probably hundreds of times, and will continue to do what predators do. He couldn't stop himself even if he wanted to. He is as much a victim of his make-up as we are.

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    2. ...Not that I think it excuses anything he says or does, which I assume I really don't need to say, do I?

      I am sickened by him, but more sad, are the deluded, suckered-in millions who voted for him.

      Will this mob turn on him when he defunds their precious Medicare?

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    3. Anonymous1:26 PM

      Medicare is very precious to many seniors in our country. We actually paid for it during our working years (so that we'd have it later in life!), pay a monthly premium for it as retirees and pay for the secondary (also, on a monthly premium payment)to allow 80/20% medical insurance coverage between the two when we have medical issues.


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    4. It gets better.

      Designers are starting to refuse to work with the First Lady.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sophie-theallet-melania-trump_us_582efd3ee4b099512f82437e

      I'm sure there's some right wing conservative nut job designer who would be more than happy for the publicity. That is if Melanoma wears anything besides Ivanka's brand. (For which she will get hateful push back for shilling for her step-daughter.) I'm sure Ivanka is drooling over being the exclusive designer for the First Lady. What free publicity and an economic boom to the family business!

      Conflict schmonflict. There's money to be made!

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  14. Anonymous9:32 AM

    Now it's time to sit back and watch the gobsmacking moronacy, incompetence and illegality ooze from every orifice of a Trump admin. Because BS has short legs.

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  15. Anonymous9:36 AM

    Republicans Make Blind Americans Wait For Video Accessibility Until After Trump Takes Office

    Millions of blind and visually impaired Americans will be forced to wait for video accessibility access until after Donald Trump takes office thanks to Republican FCC commissioners.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/17/republicans-blind-americans-wait-video-accessibility-trump-takes-office.html

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  16. Anonymous9:41 AM

    How 'bout you tell your readers how the election was flat out STOLEN, Jesse?

    http://field-negro.blogspot.com/2016/11/crosscheck-caging-and-how-gop-stole.html

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/something-stinks-when-exit-polls-and-official-counts-dont-match/

    http://www.gregpalast.com/ethnic-votes-stolen-crucial-states-help-fix-us-election-trump-reveals-greg-palast/

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    1. Anonymous10:17 AM

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/17/how-america-decided-at-the-very-last-moment-to-elect-donald-trump/

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    2. Anonymous10:43 AM

      Without a doubt.

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  17. Anonymous10:11 AM

    http://lnr.politicususa.com/roar-rural-white-america-1923/

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  18. Anonymous10:22 AM

    The Electoral College is still one of the only tactics still available for stopping Trump. This petition has gotten almost 4.5 million signatures in the past week. Please sign and share. https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19

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    1. I hate to say this, but convincing the electoral college members to give the election to Clinton will NEVER happen. Though electoral college members technically do have the ability to cast their vote for any candidate, they almost never do. They're chosen by party loyalty. It's just not gonna happen. It would be career suicide.

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    2. I'll bet come that signed weren't even registered to vote or were but didn't bother OR voted for a third party.

      I guess they should have thought of the consequences before deciding to sit this one out.

      Sorry, the petition is a time waster. Worse than that. It gives the signers a sense that they've "done something" when they haven't done diddly squat.

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  19. Anonymous10:30 AM

    And, we do nothing even though knowing the jerk Trump won the race illegally? Give me a fucking break!

    I can hardly wait to watch these idiots that voted for Trump, the ones that supported him, go down w/the rest of us.

    Trump is a dictator - will rule - and the middle class, poor, minorities and Muslims are going to be the ones that suffer. Not the millionaires and multi-millionaires.

    Medicare and Medicaid will be gone (watch what Ryan is doing in Congress) -

    Protect yourselves - we will be fighting each other - be prepared!

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  20. Anonymous10:33 AM

    After going on to read some more re Gryphen's thread subject here, I found this article over at HuffPo that yet again shows us how moronic the American public has become:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-horner-banksy-trump_us_582dd130e4b058ce7aa97981

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  21. Anonymous10:35 AM

    Winny Bitches
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/conway-trump-protesters-cry-crocodile-tears-231537

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  22. Anonymous10:38 AM

    Okay, here's the answer to those fake protestors being advertised for on Craig's List. Surprise surprise........

    http://nypost.com/2016/11/17/i-fooled-america-with-fake-news-stories-and-got-trump-elected/


    Sent from my iPad

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  23. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Am watching MSNBC. Across the bottom of the screen is this: "Sources: Kushner in 'complete control' of transition."

    So pathetic and messed up in so many ways.

    That includes, I believe, Trump having his taboo relationship with his duaghter vicariously through his son-in-law.

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  24. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Guess who she voted for?
    https://www.facebook.com/NBCNews/videos/1573467082673316/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

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  25. Anonymous10:53 AM

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3944600/Donald-Trump-meet-Nikki-Haley-Manhattan-Thursday.html

    SOfS?

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  26. Anonymous10:54 AM

    So people are caring about Trumps walkbacks and not obamas?

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    1. Anonymous11:49 AM

      Maybe you could start a blog and complain about President Obama .Go ahead.Just go.

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    2. 66gardeners1:43 PM

      Please state one thing Trump has ever done for anyone other than himself 10:54.

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  27. Anonymous10:57 AM


    Harry Reid Urges Trump To Stand Up And Tell His Supporters to Stop the Hate and Intimidation

    Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the Senate floor Thursday to demand that President-elect Donald Trump do something about the astonishing and increasing "vile acts of hate and intimidation" by a minority of his supporters. Since Reid last asked Trump to step up, the hate crimes increased by 40% according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/17/harry-reid-demands-donald-trump-find-courage-supporters-stop-hate-intimidation.html

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    1. Anonymous11:15 AM

      I missed that. Thanks for the info. Will check it out. I love that Harry Reid is going out with a bang and not a whimper.

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    2. 66gardeners1:44 PM

      We all need to stay engaged and not hold back out voices.

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    3. Since plagiarism is the Trump campaign's thing, a statement has already been written for them.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/davidhalperin/want-fake-news-trump-stat_b_12944440.html?section=us_politics

      All they have to do is copy/paste. If they don't know how, they can ask Melanoma.

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  28. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Gay $EX:
    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/11/16/one-of-trumps-potential-supreme-court-nominees-thinks-gay-people-should-be-jailed-for-having-sex/?utm_source=MOBFB

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  29. Anonymous11:16 AM

    I am sick of how the TV stations, MSNBC included, run the orange ape in the background no matter what the news delivery is.

    The ignorant shit can't even get an appointment together much less run anything. Guess Abe from Japan will meet with him tonight at 5PM.

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  30. Anonymous11:29 AM

    Another day, another scapegoat.

    It's appalling that Clinton and her most blinkered fans believe they bear no responsibility for her loss. I can't stand people who try to blame others and won't accept responsibility. If this is a reflection of the real Hillary Clinton, she's far less mature than I'd thought.

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    1. Anonymous11:48 AM

      Disagree. She takes some blame. Of course. And her supporters recognize her flaws. But there were other factors and they were huge.

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    2. Anonymous11:48 AM

      Don't you need to go attend a Trump event and get close enough for him to "grab you by the pussy" while you" have "blood coming out of your whatever" because "when you are a star,they let you do it" ?

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    3. Anonymous1:13 PM

      I'm so sick of people saying Hillary Clinton had so much baggage, she wasn't liked throughout the country and blah, blah, blah!

      She is liked, respected and zero, zilch has been proven against her in years - even w/Republican led hearings repeated umpteen times that did nothing but increase costs to the taxpayers! They proved nothing!

      And, now she has the majority vote by a landslide. Trump will never be respected and liked and I fully expect him being impeached! Most Americans don't even think she should be in the 'slot'!

      He shows no respect to anyone, is a self-declared racist and not bright enough to withstand everything that will be coming his way. Plus, is he always going to hide out in the Trump Towers for Christ's sake? What an ass!

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    4. Anonymous1:45 PM

      11:29 = troll

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    5. Anonymous2:16 PM

      Well then you should be ecstatic to have Rump as president. He is so completely blameless and so are the people who voted against Hillary. /s

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    6. Anonymous2:18 PM

      correction 1:13 PM - third paragraph - "Most Americans don't think HE should be in the 'slot'!

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    7. Anonymous4:09 PM

      " She takes some blame. "
      No she hasn't. She hasn't admitted any blame. She blames everybody else - Comey, the media, women. But mostly Comey.

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  31. Looks like we basically have a Trump crime syndicate running the country. No respect for the rule of law so how do we fight these Bozos and inform the electorate that they've been had. Dems are not going to bend the law much less break it. Paraphrasing a quote from Obama "Don't pray, fight."

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  32. Anonymous11:58 AM

    I know it's the usual to just mock anyone on this site who stands by a certain candidate or who is a Dem but says something even slightly complimentary about a Repub, but I am going to say that I'm in shock that Trump finally has a candidate who fits a role and could do the job: Romney as Sec. of State. When I heard this morn that his name had been brought up and he'd be going to the satanic inferno in NYC for a meeting, I immediately thought that it would be a decent pick for SOS, if that's why he was going. Trump's choices are almost all lower tier. And many good candidates have no interest in being part of his admin. He'd like to have Haley to kill a few birds with one stone--woman, minority, considered a moderate--but she has no experience and she will be way over her head if he picks her. Romney, for all that I don't like about him, would work. And his physical presence and demeanor would have a positive effect. Much of me wishes he'd not have accepted an invite, but I do think it's Trump's first halfway intelligent decision.

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    1. Anonymous12:10 PM

      Trumps cult members won't like Romney.

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    2. 66gardeners1:47 PM

      If you think we should celebrate Romney's name being floated around, think again.

      Romney: "Trump is a fraud, a phony!

      If Romney now serves this fraud, this phony, shame on him. We would deserve absolutely no respect.

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  33. Anonymous12:07 PM

    Why does this whole rigged election thing smell like the swamp? This is ridiculous.

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  34. Anonymous12:12 PM

    Clinton’s popular vote lead is unprecedented in modern elections. The former secretary of state’s margin over Trump is now greater than Richard Nixon’s margin over Hubert Humphrey in 1968, and that of John F. Kennedy over Nixon in 1960, according to The Nation.

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  35. Anonymous1:06 PM

    And, which person really won the election to be America's POTUS? Screw the method Trump was given the position - we need a major change!

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  36. Anonymous1:41 PM

    Anonymous , 9:13 AM , Women will never
    back down ever. Not My President.

    I am with you!!!!!!!
    Plus, there he is, mushy, mottled face,
    anus mouth , a gaseous blob for a body.
    President Obama, tall, dark and handsome,
    awesome , warm smile, elegant , intelligent
    physically fit and married to awesome
    and stunning Michelle!

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  37. Anonymous2:00 PM

    “What is amazing” is how Corey was not only collecting a salary from traitor trump but also CNN; as soon as the election was over he quit CNN and is back with traitor trump.

    How stupid do they think we are?

    Traitor trump’s administration is going to make Nixon’s look like a bunch of amateurs.

    The mechanism is place is called IMPEACHMENT, but it won’t happen with the rethugs in the majority in congress.

    Trump knows he stole the election, just think what he is going to try and get away with as president.

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  38. Anonymous2:14 PM

    There is no comparison as to what will occupy the White House as of 2017 and the wonderful people that have for the past eight years!

    We are going to be in a world of hurt and the majority Americans WERE stupid and illiterate that voted in Trump! Those folks are an embarrassment to our country and world!

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  39. Anonymous3:05 PM

    Old mr yeah i get your taxes cut, to 70 dollar steak eaters.

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  40. Anonymous5:40 AM

    I just have to comment about the purposeful word imagery used, 'spring in his step'. Remember the obese Donald lumbering up steps. Sniffing non stop. Could the sniffing be a distraction to hide the huffing and puffing of an overweight, out of shape, unhealthy physique?

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