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    MICHAEL WALSH
    MAY 15, 2016


    If you think things are bad on the Stupid Party side of this fall's election, take a look at what's happening across the aisle with the Evil Party. The waddling Dowager Empress of Chappaqua is unable to put away a doddering old "socialist" who's never had a real job in his life, while the specter of Donald Trump creeps increasingly closer to Lady Macbeth's falling poll numbers.

    A [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] of likely voters puts Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump at a mere one point–41 percent to 40 percent with 19 percent of respondents undecided. It's not the only recent poll that has showed a close race, and Clinton's lead over Trump in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] has shrunk a bit (she currently leads 47.3—40.9). We are legally required to mention here that it's [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to ascribe that much predictive power to general-election polls, and Trump might be reaping an advantage that's only temporary from having fully wrapped up the nomination before Clinton's final rival has dropped out. Some Bernie Sanders supporters who are going to come around to Hillary once she's the official Democratic nominee might still be telling pollsters they're undecided, given Clinton and Trump as their only choices.

    And yet! The race does not currently appear to be a blowout, and that itself is news. While Trump will have [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], that doesn't mean there aren't voters that Clinton still needs to win over. On that subject, there's a pretty interesting piece in the Washington Post today by Greg Sargent about [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. To put it bluntly, most people in the focus groups are already convinced that Trump is an asshole–but they're still willing to believe he'stheir asshole, specifically when it comes to taxes and the economy. The Clinton team's biggest takeaway from its research, Sargent reports, is that undecided voters don't realize the extent to which Trump's stated proposals would benefit rich people like him.

    That's putting it bluntly, but vulgarity aside, it's also one of the big problems Hillary is going to have. People see in Trump a vulgar rich blowhard who's larking for president -- but in Mrs. Clinton they see a chiseling, ambitious, talentless, vengeful harpie who thinks the world owes her a living for having put up with Bubba all these years. Big difference.

    Meanwhile, the resemblance to 1968 in growing ever more intense as the Dems start dusting off their tire irons and polishing up their brass knuckles. What's happening in Vegas [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]:

    Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed in Las Vegas on Saturday and it got so out of hand, cops descended on the ballroom and threatened arrests. Convention attendee and YouTube user Anie H. posted several photos of the action, as announcements were made over the loud speaker to leave the Paris Hotel or risk being arrested.She said Las Vegas Metropolitan police entered from the back of the room and went to the front, and “they are literally going to force us to leave the room.” As she spoke, people could be seen shouting and waving their fists and signs. “So much for unity,” she said, as a man could be heard yelling, “Sit down!”

    “We need a medic in the front, we need a medic in the front,” a woman could be heard saying.

    It's not 1968 year, but it's heading that way. Enjoy:






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    Think Things Are Bad on the Right? Look to Your Left



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    MAY 16, 2016


    She's sinking in the polls, and she's probably going to get skunked in Kentucky tomorrow, but believe it or not, Hillary Clinton and her pals in the Democrat establishment have even bigger problems than that. While the navel-gazing on the Right is garnering most of the media attention (spoiler alert: it's over, Trump won, he will be the candidate no matter how much you stamp your tiny feet), the Left's greatest fear is: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]:

    Bernie Sanders, for all his talk of revolution, never wanted to be Ralph Nader. He has a long history of keeping the Democratic Party at arm’s length, but he also has a long history of rejecting spoiler bids. Since 1992, he has always endorsed the Democratic presidential nominee, snubbing Nader’s four left-wing third-party campaigns. He became a Democrat to run for president instead of keeping his “(I)” and following in Nader’s footsteps. He has pledged to support Hillary Clinton if she wins the Democratic nomination and has ripped Donald Trump at every opportunity.But even if Sanders isn’t deliberately trying to replicate the electoral trauma inflicted by Nader in 2000—when he probably cost Al Gore the presidency—Bernie’s lingering presence in the Democratic primary threatens to produce a similar result in November: delegitimizing the eventual Democratic nominee in the eyes of the left and sending many critics, if not to Trump, then to the Green Party’s Jill Stein or the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson.

    Now, that would be a downright deep tragedy, especially for Mrs. Clinton, who views her second "inevitable" nomination as the Democrat presidential candidate to be her just due, after getting whupped by a nobody back-bencher from her home town of Chicago last time out. But, as conservatives are discovering to their petulant distress, there's a reason they play the games on the field in November instead of on paper in January.

    In the first poll to assess the impact of third-party candidates, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] found last week that the inclusion of Stein and Johnson shaves 2 percentage points off Clinton’s lead over Trump. Conversely, the minor party duo loses a combined 2 points when Sanders is tested as the Democratic nominee, indicating that Sanders’ voters account for Clinton’s reduced standing. A couple points, a couple million voters, is no big deal to Clinton if she’s trouncing Trump. But if he makes it a race, Democrats may find their political post-traumatic stress disorder from 2000 flaring up.

    It's deja vu all over again! The fact is, Hillary is a terrible candidate, whose numbers take a dive the more the public sees of her. Shrewish, screechy, secretive -- she almost makes you sympathize with Bubba -- she is the human voter repellent. A renegade Sanders' third-party run, like Nader's in the past, would guarantee a Trump victory. And she knows it.

    Read the whole Politico piece, which includes an extra bonus reference to [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], the touchstone year for this election. And take any commentary written by someone not even born then with a grain of salt; if you weren't there, you simply don't know what you're talking about.




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    It's up to the American people to accept or reject her. And we all want her rejected, made to feel despair and agony like the ding-bat rev. Flagler did with his insults (deserved) about her in 2007. Her "ordained and deserved time" being stolen by an upstart young black man, Obama.

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    The Good Ship Liberal is sinking and the storm has not yet begun. Hillary Clinton's only decision will soon be going down with the ship or getting into a Lifeboat. This is not about Hillary's Presidency. This about Bill Clinton serving 4 more years as the President. This will come to even the slowest minds very soon.
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    This will come to even the slowest minds very soon.
    LOL, I wouldn't bet the ranch on that Dog Soldier. I know you're 100% correct but I believe you're underestimating how slow some minds have become. Blind rage can supersede undeniable truth .
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    Blind rage can supersede undeniable truth.
    Hmmmm...
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    The Wicked Witch of The West hasn't gotten caught in the rain quite yet. As long her grip on the super-delegates is tight, she'll stay high and dry. Hillary would have to be massacred in California before the DNC swayed from giving her the nomination, and if it did, it wouldn't give it to Sanders - it would draft Biden for Prez and Senator Pocahontas for Veep. No matter what Bernie does, unless all the super-delegates' planes crash enroute to Philly, he will never get the nomination.

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    And I will not be surprised to see Hillary not gain the full or even partial voting support of the immature Mooks and adolescent Mob that Bernie has been cultivating with "FREE"! Look at how in-debt, unemployed, poor and stupid they are and how RICH and clever she is. They just don't seem to match. But that word "FREE" could make a big fool out me. It's magical!
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    Bernie Sanders represents the Far Left Marxist side of the Democratic Party. Bernie Sanders is after all a lifelong Marxist. He did Honeymoon in Moscow? The true Marxist does not walk away from any Democratic election. The Marxist turns the power of the "Mob" into a take over. This summer will be a return to 1968.

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