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It is indeed great news that a fair amount of older Republicans in N.H. still remember putin is our enemy, Russia is a horrific regime, and surrendering democracy so donald can stay out of prison is in no way the art of the deal for America.

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DEFEAT TREASONOUS AND CON REPUBLICONS EVERYWHERE

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I live in Arizona and had my vote challenged. I register as an independent. This explains why the GOP are going after Independents as well. They said my signature on my driver's license didn't match my signature on the mail-in ballot? Luckily, the elections office had my phone number and they gave me a call. We need to start taking their votes away for treason!

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It is very possible we are looking at another election that will be determined by the "Electoral College" not the popular vote. The Republican crutch might strike again..

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or worse... aka: hanging chads...the supremes get to decide...queue scary music.

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Alison--Nice name by the way. I don't see an entry point for SCOTUS but with Trump, anything is possible.

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We of the invisible government do not recognize people by their names, but by their qualities

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SCOTUS has allowed TFG his usual wish for delays by delaying the immunity hearing until April 22, when they could have chosen to so so promptly, as they did in the 14th Amendment case. One has to wonder how long they'll delay announcing their decision...say till the end of term in June or July and let's not forget that SCOTUS chose to allow a stay regarding the D.C. Jack Smith case...IMHO, they want TFG to win.

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We also do NOT want the Presidential election determined by this "supreme" Court.

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Jim--a Presidential election is the voice of the people and it's their final word.

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Remember Gore v. Bush in Florida where appointed "supreme" Court Justices swung the election to Bush PRIOR to having ALL of the questionable ballots counted? Incidentally, when they were ALL counted, Gore won! Was Gore petulant, childish, and cause a DEADLY INSURRECTION? NO!!!

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Every presidential election is determined by the electoral college no matter how many popular votes are won. You do know that Trump could win with both this time.

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Jeff--If that happens his win will spell our defeat.

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Yes it will. Lets hope Biden and his campaign team as well as the Democrats can get their act together to win enough votes to win. So far I don't see a cohesive plan to get that done. It doesn't help that the mainstream media acts as if this is a normal election. It is not.

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This is changing in ‘how’ the electorate is determined, essentially making the popular vote possible through multi state agreements to give all electoral votes to the popular vote. Not perfect, but better.

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Jan 24·edited Jan 24

I'm not seeing that happening anytime soon or at all. It's certainly not going happen for the 2024 election. A few states doing that wont stop Trump from being elected and guess what, if it did you can be sure it would end up in the SOCTUS, who would most likely say the the states can't do that, and the EC as it was written in the Constitution is how presidential elections are decided.

The other thing that won't work, is trying to use Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to keep Trump off of state ballots. I suspect that would backfire against the Democrats and that brings me back to I'm not seeing Biden or the Democrats rising to the threat that Trump and the Republican Party are posing for the nation.

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Don all presidential elections are determined y the electoral college

What you meant that was Gore v Bush and in Clinton v Trump the popuulr vote lost to the electoral college vote.

The agrarian (slave or southern states) would not have ratified the constitution were it not for that proviso, as they were more sparsefly populated than the northern states.

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Lee ---That time has passed; the issue needs to be readdressed and rectified.

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And how do we do that? It takes a 3/5th majority in congress to pass an amendment and then 3/5ths of the states to ratify it, and a Constitutional convention is out of the question, as the racists, the fascists, have been militating for such a convention, because they have control of 3/5ths of state legislatures.

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I live in AZ too. I’m also an independent and I have received calls to verify my signature twice over the last 3 presidential elections. My mother is republican and she has received verification calls 3 times in the same time frame. My signature literally underwent drastic changes, as I found my new job requiring me to sign my name multiple times daily, so I modified it, making it highly stylized scribble that doesn’t match my license. In my mother’s case, she has broken her wrist and her handwriting is simply deteriorating. I believe, Arizona is just doing a thorough job of making sure our elections are above board.

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hope so...

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This is actually great to hear. It means they are paying attention and keeping our voting system safe and maintaining the integrity of our votes.

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Luckily, the elections office wasn't intimidated by the orange traitors cronies, otherwise your vote would have been thrown out. I'm sorry you had to deal with that, but glad they reached you. What about others in that position who could not be reached? It pisses me off that they complain about their votes being stolen, and turn around to steal ours in return. What a mess.

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How was your vote stolen?

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Mine wasn't. Anyone who voted for President Biden didn't have their votes stolen. It was attempted by the insurrection on 1/6 but failed.

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I live in Arizona too and we are doing everything we can in our benighted county to insure that we have supervisors that are fair and square. Right now we have 1 out of 3. The other 2 are getting sued and I really hope the population will take note. It starts at the local level.

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Why do you think it was a treasonous act to match your signature? Rather than treason, it seems to me like the elections office was just doing its job. In Virginia, where I live, signature verification is no longer conducted on mail in ballots, which I call irresponsible. But I suppose according to you not verifying signatures would be "patriotic", which I find puzzling.

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“Matching a signature” puts unqualified people in charge of handwriting analysis which is actually a trained subject people specialize in at the DOJ & FBI. A layman determining a signature doesn’t match is a joke. Requiring us to answer every unknown number because it might be a rando election worker who thinks our signature doesn’t match as we may have aged 5 years since the last one, or we broke our hands, whatever, means if I don’t answer the phone my vote is thrown out by someone who “feels” like it’s not my vote.

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Given mail in ballot fraud has not been found to exist in any studies, it’s odd that it would be made so important a threat that any untrained person in an election office can throw out someone’s vote. Anything “odd” in this system = rigged, because people are naturally biased, and guess what? The randos will throw out more votes from the other party than from their own. Also, a majority of the elderly vote by mail. It’s pretty obvious our handwriting deteriorates over time so questioning a signature that is obviously a elderly person’s is also not a valid way to count votes’

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By the way, I don't think the people handling the signature verification are able to see who the ballot has been cast for, at the time they look at the signature. The signature is on the outside of the mailed-in ballot which is opened after the ballot has been accepted, including signature verification. Here's what one looks like and you can see the signature is on the outside of the envelope: https://www.votebymailnj.org/home/vbm-voters-hub/what-a-mail-in-ballot-looks-like/

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OK, I understand your point about people's handwriting changing over time. I am surprised at your statement that no mail-in ballot fraud has ever been detected, as I have read articles about fraud which has been found. In any event, absent signature matching, I do not see how a mailed-in ballot may be verified. Seems impossible. So, if we do not signature match and it is otherwise impossible to verify the ballot, it seems like it would not be possible to conduct a study on the efficacy of mailed-in ballots.

For the sake of discussion, let's say I agree with you that signature verification is not necessary. Do we then go on to accept the notion that no verification whatsoever is necessary?

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The easiest way to resolve that is to vote in person on election day as it was originally intended. Stop crying and get out and vote!

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Paul in rural areas, Democrats stand out. I don't think it was the election officials that noticed bad handwriting, I think it was GOP volunteers? I would support a two-day voting cycle where people have to appear in person and we would have ballot machines and hand count ballots if necessary, two copies in other words. When someone tries to steal my vote I consider that treason! Wait till that happens to you!

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Your idea would be fine with me and an improvement over what we have. In 2016 I volunteered to be a GOP election poll watcher. They wouldn't let us closer than 10 feet from the folks counting the mailed-in ballots -- so, we couldn't see anything. And, they weren't doing signature matches, anyway -- just opening the envelopes and running them through the vote counting scanner. It was a waste of time and I told the officials so. I have not volunteered since. I find the voting process opaque and, therefore, difficult to trust. But, it is what it is and we shall just, once again, go along for the ride in 2024.

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I read where Virginia recently "discovered" 8,000 votes that were apparently not counted for Biden from 2020? Fake news or...?

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Jim, what was the reason the "discovered" 8,000 votes were uncounted?

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Seems now the story has changed to CHANGED votes of 4,000 or this is in addition to the original story of 8,000 found votes (could not find). From the Guardian:

Eric Olsen, director of elections for Prince William county, said: “Election results were improperly reported by the previous administration during the 2020 election.

“… The reporting errors were presumably a consequence of the results tapes not being programmed to a format that was compatible with state reporting requirements. Attempts to correct this issue appear to have created errors. The reporting errors did not consistently favor one party or candidate but were likely due to a lack of proper planning, a difficult election environment, and human error.”

Olsen said the errors did not meet the threshold which would trigger a recount.

Saying improvements had been made to county elections management, he alluded to threats to elections officials across the US that have been fueled by Trump’s voter fraud lie.

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Yes, I read the same thing. Incompetence abounds, but it didn't change anything in Blue Virginia.

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How is it an act of treason asking to verify a signature? The other thing taking away peoples votes because you don't like their politics is no different than what the extreme right. That's no different than a Trump supporter who says the same thing about Democrats.

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Jim King is a troll that just keeps showing up. It’s best to ignore him.

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A felonious traitor running on a revenge and a get out of jail free card platform never works with common sense voters. The whole MAGA playbook has always reeked of misconception BS and is now starting show its results at the primaries.

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The concept of a MAGA playbook is also a misconception. It's pathological behavior. https://samray.substack.com/p/the-trump-playbook-is-an-illusion

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Thanks for the link. Yes, I totally agree that Trump is too disordered to have and follow a playbook. Saying there is a Trump playbook is like saying that a person experiencing a severe and persistent mental illness, such as schizophrenia, is following a playbook that attributes an intention to auditory hallucinations. Trump is simply doing the things that his particular personality disorder causes people to do. And if it’s similar to other dictators, it’s likely that they were acting out a similar diagnosis. Now we are starting to get a whole new cluster of symptoms related to dementia. Dementia is not a playbook either!

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He does it because it works.

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Exactly. Too many "human lemmings" out there. What causes people to "lose" or never attain Critical Thinking Skills? What causes people to become a member of a "cult"? I do NOT understand how Trump can literally LIE about everything, even things that do not matter (size of his crowds, polling, etc.). EVERYTHING. Trump is one very sick individual and needs to be locked up. But, Reagan closed down the State Mental Health Institutions. BRING THEM BACK!! Trump appears no better than those people screaming at light poles for no apparent reason. Just gotta rant, demean, and scream.

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Maybe sonbut we are going to beat you anyway. Sharing your links and your vitriol will have no effect. Namaste and #MAGA2024

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You're a betting expert backing a guy who bankrupted a casino. Not too bright.

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I am an AI Developer who build an Artificial Intelligences that do sports analytics. So I am the wrong demographic for your poor attempt at an insult. Good he bankrupted those casinos. More online betting. It is a more sustainable and scaleable business model😂🤣

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But your grammar could do with some work !!!

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Even better online trading

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😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Working in a troll farm someplace where English may not be a primary language. Like Russia?

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You, sir, are the total opposite of an American who supports the rule of law and democracy and our republic. Common sense Americans will defeat Trumpism at the polls... AGAIN.

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We know that you zMaga traitor follower cult can’t be given facts.

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Those morons don't have a playbook, they just make a lot of noise without trying to problem solve. They must be demolished at the ballot box in November. And stopped cold if they resort to another overthrow.

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Actually, it is a playbook of sorts. Read the book "What's The Matter With Kansas", originally published in 2004. While I agree that the former occupant of the White House is the playbook on steroids, the book outlines how Republikkklans have taken over.

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I think Thomas Frank made a good attempt of diagnosing the situation in Kansas in his books , but I dont think he or Prof. Reich or anyone has figured out why the MAGA crowd appear to support Trump and vote against their interests. The basic explanation is 'Trump is a con artist, and the MAGA crowd cant see it because they are uneducated', but I dont think that is it.

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Works for Bibi Netanyahu. Let’s hope Trump melts down

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He already has but his thrall is strong among those who need something to reflect their existential anger.

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He is already melting down. Have you watched any clips of his hate rallies? LOL

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A felonious traitor who is going to win. Don't hate 🙌🏾 #MAGA2024

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Don’t bet too much on it.

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WRONG. Hope he's all in.

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True: They will lose their shirts 👕 on the biggest loser!

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Not happening. Why are you hear? It must grate on your personality to read Dr. Reich's messages.

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the question to be answered is "will the American people be thought less of in the world peoples forum of opinion, if, a USA President is elected who pardons himself for past crimes committed". That is assuming Trump is found guilty of what is alleged, prior to the November 2024 presidential election.

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I thought there was a rough consensus on this very question during TFG’s presidency: presidents cannot pardon themselves

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Jan 24·edited Jan 24

They certainly should not be allowed to .Any more than being allowed back into office after stealing classified documents, and sharing them with other countries.or anyone. Also inciting an insurrection!

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Not to also mention blatant election interference, rape and real estate fraud. It's sad and frightening to see so many people who are still on board with this sick demented shyster.

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Rick Calegari :I was thinking of listing everything, but realized that 91 felony charges, plus rape, violations of emoluments clause and the Hatch Act and all that you mentioned still does not cover it. The weirdest thing is that so many consider themselves people of faith and therefore, beyond reproach.

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We will look like the fools we are if we let this happen. Just the fact he’s been indicted 91, and convicted of sexual assault, and is going to be the GOP nominee AGAIN has the world shaking their heads

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The " Live Free or Die" on the license plates state. 🤪

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Russia's population has been shrinking over 100,000 a year, so they don't have to worry about growing an economy or letting cheaper union busting labor immigrants in. The trickle down theory is practiced in Russia. Instead of growing the economy, they get rid of their excess population by sending them off to war and any other way Putin wants to. That is the only way Trump will be able to make the wall work also.

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Bob Johnson: I sometimes connect with Chinese living on the mainland. They tell me about the impossibility of getting decent paying work. My fear is that China will get rid of its population problem by going to war. I don't know why Iran wants war.

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China allows people to have 3 children but they don’t so are worrying about their low birth rates.

They are not going to go to war to kill some of their population

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I’ve read (sorry can’t cite) that China is worried about their aging and declining population. I believe they are loosening the One Child policy. It was beginning in 2005 when I visited China and the guide said it was possible to pay a fairly enormous “fee” (bribe?) to have a second child.

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Yes, and it also shows that fewer people are falling into his narcissistic trap.

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I think you nailed it, Sam. Running is the only way he can keep his hide out of jail. He's running on desperation. That may be why he's losing his train of thought, more and more. His ramblings are becoming increasingly incoherent. Might be due to panic.

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Thanks Aleithia. Psychologically, it all feeds each other. The more he rambles & is incoherent, the more outside pressure he feels for it & it stresses him out being called an old crazy loser, the more he can't think straight, which again causes him to panic, & the panic makes it all worse again. It is a constant negative feedback loop & downward spiral & yet, Republicans say more please .

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Exactly, Sam. We know what he’ll do with a second term. He’s straight up fuckin’ told us. This is when you believe the narcissist at your peril. 😎

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Trump is going to win though and apart of you likely knows that. Sorry about that but it will be ok. America is a strong country and Trump is not a dictator as is being reported by the mainstream media. And much of his past remarks have been taken out of context BIG TIME. The Republicans you speak of will come around because nobody wants Nikki Hillary or Joe Bumbling Biden. Trump is the Republican of a New Age, the MAGA Republican. Even though he is 77, he still comes across as someone with more energy than BIden who is nothing more than a doddering old man currrently in the WH. Who is actually running the country? Obama? Anthony Blinken? Biden doesn't even know what year it is without squinting his eyes to view a cue card. #MAGA2024

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HA, HA, HA, very funny. DJT is the one that doesn't know what day it is, or tell the difference between Nikki Haley and Nancy Pelosi. Bumbling DJT, he is so demented he doesn't even know where he is most of the time. You must be stupid to think DJT has any energy, because he doesn't. Had too much of the cool-aid?? your ignorant remarks are of a brainwashed idiot.

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Go back under your bridge like all other good little trolls.

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trump himself says he wants to be a dictator. Sorry thinking is so hard for you.

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Wow. You must spend all your time programming and none of it following the news. Or simply using extremely filtered channels...

Trump's dictatorial traits and narcissistic behaviour are far more prominent on his own channels and in his speeches than in mainstream media. Do you really want a president that - in EVERY situation - puts himself first? Favors his cronies. Craves utter loyalty so we know that he is getting skewed information, nobody dares speak truth to power there. He will lie about anything and everything. A sexual predator that throws his buddies under the buss when they no longer are of use to them...

Your theory about the strength of USA is also delusional. Democracy is always vulnerable to amoral and illegal attacks. Trump shows no evidence of morals and has no qualms in subverting the law.

He succeeded in creating a major divide in American society and even an insurrection attempt that almost succeeded.

While ongoing witness was borne by almost all coworkers regarding his imbalanced views and actions and wierd misconceptions, as soon as they freed themselves from his sphere.

Nothing at all indicates that "it will be ok". Not in the US and not in the world where Trump shares secrets with his buddy Putin, writes love letters to North Korea and gets his daughter advantageous deals in China (while talking tough...).

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Not to mention all the money they get from Saudi Arabia. For what?

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Among other things, giving them all top secret US intel on their mortal enemies Iran and Israel would more than do it.

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Exactly what I was thinking!

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Great minds... Yep, easy money for a President without a conscience.

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Trump will not win the presidency. You fail to see the mental and physical decline in Trump. There's a problem when you don't know the difference between Nikki Haley and Nancy Pelosi. Then there's the amorality, sociopathy and corruption which obviously you ignore or are not bothered by. Biden's in a lot better shape physically and mentally and is doing just fine running the country. Maybe you should switch from Sinclair Broadcasting and its constant blather of misinformation.

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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Mr. Woodson, Trump has told us--and the world--exactly who and what he is. Repeatedly. If you refuse to believe him, then you are the gullible fool--not us.

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Sorry - but Trump said on live tv he wants to be a dictator- day one … once he fires the DOJ and replaces FBI with his own henchmen - he will start the downfall - like jailing his opponents and hanging Generals that didn’t do his dirty work- he will create mayhem - like he said

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"Joe Bumbling Biden", from the man who thinks Trump confusing Nikki Haley with Nancy Pelosi is totally okay.

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AMEN!! Preach for those in the back!! The left lost a lot of us who are the New Age Patriots..we will continue to fight for American First policies..its not about the Man, Trump...its about freedom, its about being properly represented, its about no new wars, its about the economy!!! it's about so much more than these people squawk about. And we are not a Democracy! We are a Constitutional Republic!!

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So funny! Very clever@

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Sam Ray, can you clarify your remarkable comment that this Primary is "great news that a fair amount of older Republicans in N.H. still remember putin is our enemy, Russia is a horrific regime, and surrendering democracy so donald can stay out of prison " ?

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Can you clarify what you need to have clarified?

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Jan 24Liked by Robert Reich

The New York Times wrote that “Trump Sails to Victory“ ... in what parallel universe did that happen?

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The NY Times wants to be Fox News.

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Jan 24·edited Jan 24

Just in case Trumps wins (he won't), the NYTimes wants to show that they kissed his smelly butt, too...

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@Christopher. I think you are right! Follow the money and see which rich bitch owns that outlet…

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Rich assholes own them all.

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Understatement of the week!

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This is why I discontinued my subscription to NYT. They can't get a headline right to save their souls, and headlines are 80% of what people read these days.

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"They can't get a headline right"

Depends on what they want their headlines to do. And since they DON'T want their headlines to inform or report news accurately, and DO want them to create the perception that Trump is a normal candidate so the election will be a horse race... their headlines are exactly right for their purposes.

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You're probably right! Which pisses me off even more! lol

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The NYT is FOX News for the left.

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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣You are delusional, kid. You are consuming the wrong shrooms.

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Only if you mean the far left. The faux “progressives” who (try to) hide their MAGA-like racism behind self-righteous demands they never want to see met. Those that are proof of the Horseshoe Theory.

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Gross

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This is the time for "Liz" to come riding in to save the day by joining the race and stealing enough votes from Trump on the Republican side to give the election to Joe.

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Cheney/Kinzinger 2024!

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Chris--Entering as an independent team they would spell Trump's defeat. Liz said she would never let Trump back into the White House. This is the path through which she can keep her promise.

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(I prefer Christopher.)

Any alternative on the right would draw off some of Trump’s support. It’s what the right has tried to do to Biden by pushing Stein, West, Philips, and Kennedy Jr. (That last one backfired on them nicely.)

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Chris--Someone needs to give Liz a call.

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I'm afraid they could take votes from Never Trumper Republicans who otherwise would vote for Biden. I've thought Cheney would've been more effective competing in the Republican primary, persisting with her harsh criticism of Trump regardless of primary results.

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Actually, Cheney endorsing Biden would be nice.

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their smug status quoism and their lack of understanding of climate -i quit reading them much. Ditto WaPo.

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I still have around 10 months left of mine, but my phone has an alarm to remind me to cancel it! No point wasting the $20 when SOME articles are still entertaining/useful, eh?

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you can cancel your subscription now (in case you don't hear that alarm go off later) ... and still have access during the remaining duration of your subscription. they don't actually shut you out until your paid subscription runs out!

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They seem to like The Talking Heads...?

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Who doesn't?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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🤣EXACTLY 🤣😂

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USS ABSCAM

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The New York Times has become a rag. 😎

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By winning, that is how😂😉

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Troy, black and supports a traitor racist?

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Jan 24·edited Jan 24

So so let’s look at this right:

- He beat Haley by a far narrower margin than he beat her in Iowa,

- New Hampshire is a state far more representative of the general population than Iowa.

Yet the press is going to keep trumpeting about how he had a “commanding” win while the actual voting shows that he is incredibly weak candidate, facing an immense challenge in a general election.

We certainly shouldn’t take it as a foregone conclusion that he’ll lose to Biden. We MUST remain UNRELENTING in our efforts to get out the vote and get out the word and make sure that he loses by an amount not seen since 1980.

But it is going to be depressing to see just how much the press wants to be complicit in destroying our democracy.

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Can't beat Trumpeting though...

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As some wise man said, in chaos, you can steal.

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Jan 24·edited Jan 25

Chaos wasn't the cause of a "global war on terror" or hunting for WMD's sans UN consensus - it was the effect...

> = |

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Nobody said it was.

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😉

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But is this really a surprise? They gave trump over $2 billion worth in coverage in the 2016 election. They care about ratings and ad revenue, and horse race politics is good for that. Same reason why they hyped up Mitt Romney in 2012 when all polling data suggested that Obama would have an easy time cruising to victory. Most political journalism in America is garbage because it has been corporatized and perverted by the relentless profit motive.

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Not a surprise at all. And unlikely to change because the source of profit won’t change.

Folks may claim they think it’s terrible how paparazzi invade the privacy of celebrities, and then turn around and buy the magazines with those photos.

We can bemoan the propaganda we get instead of informative news. But enough folks continue to provide the eyeballs that are being sold to advertisers that the media has every incentive not to change. More people want to be entertained than informed.

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It doesn't matter - he will be the repugican candidate. He will run an AI-infested smear campaign against Biden using deep fakes. He will lose but declare himself the winner and his minions will do another insurrection, only this time they will have learned from the last one and it will be deadlier and plunge the country into deep turmoil. That's what his supporters want. That's what he is calling for and will increasingly do so as the campaign runs its course. And of course, this is exactly what Putin wants. It's Kompromat folks. It's the pee-pee tape and more.

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It’s not going to be as easy to do an insurrection this time around. Because it has happened before and security will be tight and prepared.

Democracy is worth defending and if history repeats itself citizens will defend it. If you imagine armed violence in a way you invite it.

Tell a different story. President Biden has been reaching out to the forgotten with good union jobs, student debt forgiveness, and aid to underserved communities. Talk about that instead and make it vivid.

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I feel like Biden could run on two simple planks: raise the minimum wage and cap CEO pay.

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…and you know that if Trump were to win he would do nothing to improve the poor MAGATS financial situation.

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If they just understood that he doesn't give a you-know-what about them. I don't know what it will take to make that happen, but I hope someone will come up with a plan. Soon.

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How about stopping the invasion on our unsecured borders ? He could have walked into the oval , had lunch , taken a nap , gone to the beach -anything he wanted and just not undone all the things his predecessor had done and his approval ratings would be soaring right now - instead of in the flusher.

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It's kinda funny if you think about it though: one can barely imagine getting their own friends together to do the one thing they love doing (e.g. imbibing) - and the lunatics not only got everyone to travel to Washington D.C. (on their own dime!) but to, further, attempt to take over the levers of government - directly - by force; here we are talking about their encore!!

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PS: How did they solve all of these problems? Faulty technology, unreliable transportation, uncoordinated schedules, medications, etc. etc.; you'd need the promise of a concert, a wedding, and a playoff game all rolled into one - and with segregated busing...

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Absolutely, and the current administration is going to be prepared and closely watching their insurrectionist @sses right up through the election and beyond, so they will not get anywhere near the Capitol or be able to form their dangerously armed factions that they think are going to "take back the country".

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If they try that shit again with their little cosplay army they’ll get mowed down like overgrown grass. 😎

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I wonder why some citizens assume that this a Democracy given all the smoke filled rooms?

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ITS A REPUBLIC !!!

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Sadly Wayne I agree with you. I am tired of mainstream media continuing to spread tRump propaganda.

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MY hope is that, for "Insurrection II: Electric Boogaloo," the Capital Police will be WELL-ARMED. INSURRECTION is a "CAPTAL OFFENSE" and should be treated as such!

Let's see how the cultmembers like it when their precious second amendment is used AGAINST them. (Violent of me I know, but this is about the FATE OF OUR DEMOCRACY.)

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Lol. Instead of an inaugural ball, Trump should host a bbq and throw the doors of the Capital open. Install port-a-johns in Senators offices.

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It made me think about Andrew Jackson and that wild open house he threw after his inauguration! What a mess!! Mud and trash all over the place and embedded in the carpet! The servants put washtubs of kickapoo joy juice out in the yard trying to get the 20,000+ people out of the White House!! That's the kind of thing trump would do. After all, throwing ketchup on the wall and trying to flush documents down the toilet is about the same speed as Jackson!

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Good analogy Peggy!

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Thanks, Marge!!

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Dumpster wants the next civil war where the confederates win this time ! Can't let that happen !

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Wayne, you lost me with your "And of course, this is exactly what Putin wants. It's Kompromat folks. etc"

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He's pointing out that Trump is doing the heavy lifting for Putin's army of bots. The more the GOP spreads the disinformation and conspiracy theories, the more paranoid the uneducated electorate becomes. They're right out there in the open if you watch Julia Davis's reporting, she streams the Russian political shows on her social accounts with English subtitles and you'll see them talking about all the same topics and hot buttons that Trump and the GOP use in their ploys to suck the brains out of unassuming Americans.

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"Putins army of bots"?

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This is old news, there is a Government funded "Internet Research Agency" in Russia that has been pushing out disinformation and pulling the wool over Americans for almost a decade now. Facebook is loaded with them. They create pages that have "patriotic" sounding names and then they push out all kinds of garbage on there. Here are a couple of articles:

https://www.propublica.org/article/infamous-russian-troll-farm-appears-to-be-source-of-anti-ukraine-propaganda

https://spyscape.com/article/inside-the-troll-factory-russias-internet-research-agency

Much of their "work" in the 2016 election is documented in the Mueller report, as well as in the Senate Intelligence Committee: https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/press/senate-intel-releases-volume-5-bipartisan-russia-report

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Its nice to think that the US gov has never done that here or abroad.

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I hope he does everything he can to desimate the Biden administration. Good

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Hallucinating again?

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Why are you still here?

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So scary!

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THE STATES WITH THE STRONGEST ANTIABORTION LAWS HAVE THE WORST CHILDCARE. ANTIABORTION IS NOT ABOUT CHILDREN. ANTIABORTION IS ABOUT ENSLAVING WOMEN.

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Exactly right! Trump and Trumplicans are TERRIFIED of women, so they feel they MUST prevent them from being equals. It's very sad and disgusting.

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It’s about control. That’s it. Full Stop. 😎

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Actually I think anti abortion is about how few newborns are available for adoption - there’s a huge waiting list and no babies

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Yes, the Free Market in the US. Get on your knees! Money, Power! Take from the desperate, give to the monied! Absolutely, disgraceful!

I just read that in the last 50 years, sperm counts have diminished across the world @61% . Poisons in the environment? Nanoplastics everywhere? Overpopulation of a species, Mother Nature at work.

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And yet the GOP is taking away child healthcare (over 360k children off the healthcare roles here in FL thanks to DeSantis), pulling the rug out from under school lunch programs and more. So, I guess the plan is, 1) force women to give birth, 2) force them to give up the babies, 3) rich people or crazy evangelicals adopt and raise them like Christian Fascists borgs. AmIRight?

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You are on the right trail - this BS needs to stop - The courts better accelerate the process and knock Trump out of the running - that will send a message to the rest of those scum

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White babies.

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The Supreme Court remanded the abortion issue to the states -

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It is still hard to comprehend that close to 75,000 people could be so deluded or hateful as to vote for this menace. Look out Justin; Canada could be in for deep trouble.

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Haley waited too long to attack his character.

Wonder how many of that 75,000 know that he stole from kids with cancer and disabled war veterans?

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And hates dogs

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Daniel, Trump's followers seem to be able to compartmentalize all negative input regarding their leader into a "junk" file. And stealing from sick children and disabled vets are among his lesser crimes. He is evil personified.

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Those facts alone would make me never want to vote for him!

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They don’t care. 🤷🏼‍♂️😎

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Depends. I find some daily.

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i didn't know that either, tho i find it EASY to believe. can you say more? references?

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Daniel, the charities listed didn’t seem to include services for kids with cancer? When I quote this I want to be able to cite details. Thanks!

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you gave a link that soemone challenged. whats your problem?

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Sorry, Daniel. I relied on your attached link and checked out the charities listed.

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Yes our Conservatives are very Trumpoian. ..scary

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Try thinking of it another way: if you had chosen to make your life's purpose a quixotic quest to have fluoride removed from drinking water, there would have been plenty of folks to support you in your mission.

= )

PS: Note the same holds true of an officeholder who merely has an evil side agenda, e.g. block Medicaid extension when the federal government is paying for it - or even supplemental nutritional assistance (now that the respiratory threat is endemic).

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Americans all came from somewhere else.

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So true, Susan! Think about it. If the Native Americans had banded together and killed all passengers on ships sailing from the old world, we wouldn't even be here today!!

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Yeah many legally...Ms. Fernandez

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Does it make you happy to read all these comments you disagree with - just so you can disagree with them? Just wondering...

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Yes

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This present MAGA white supremacist fever, like all nationalist movements, is rooted in fear of losing familiar power structures. It has nothing to do with particular racial or cultural legacies although these are hijacked by nationalists as political tropes to justify violence against the abstract hated Other. MAGA is just one more in a historically long line of Judaeo Christian era sectarian cults. Such sects always indulge in ethnic cleansing and cultural vandalism.

I hope your works find both an orchestra wishing to perform them and a wide audience.

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Thanks for this interesting reference. Being well-educated does not automatically infer intelligence and Darwin’s works are far too often misinterpreted by the simple minded looking for final solutions.

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I have an American composer friend who once told me that orchestras are generally run by conservatives/Republicans and/or reliant on donors who are conservatives/Republican. And the GOP is certainly trying for a certain frightening “purity:” book banning, curriculum control, sexuality police, etc. I’m so sorry you are clashing with a bizarre moment in our history. But thank you and your family for coming here. Hopefully we will exit this Twilight Zone into a better world.

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Roger, I think I missed something! Are you really in love with a wall or is it sarcasm?

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It's sarcasm. Goodness, the second sentence makes that obvious.

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YESSSSSSS!!!! Build it to keep all these illegals out. I am from New York and people there are surrounded by homeless people who are not getting anything for being American citizens. But we are putting these illegals in nice hotels, removing kids from their schools to accomodate these people who came to our country illegally. WTF My only regret is I can't vote for Trump twice. And your hate only fuels me and others like me. We will be promoting to everyone in our communities to NOT vote for Biden. And for all you arm-chair-liberals hating on Trump, why don't you invite these illegals into your communities. #MAGA2024

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Nice duckspeak.

Ain't buying a word of of it.

Your boy used the White House from 2016-2020 to help exactly one (1) group of people: his billionaire owners.

The wall was a contract sugar-tit for them to suck government money from; that they knew wasn't good for anything.

Nobody's buying your snake-oil this time, lapdog.

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Ah, but we have, Mr. Woodson. Maine has thriving populations of asylum seekers and refugees from many African and South American countries, and they are making Maine cities (all three of them) diverse, thriving communities with many new and exotic places to eat, and colorful new start-up businesses.

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Troy genius: Dunning Kruger effect much?

Try reading STRONGMEN:Mussolini to the Present

By Ruth Ben Ghiat

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MAGA 2024 ❤️❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💯💯💯 Tuesday at Trump campaign headquarters - a whole huge bus pulled in filled with devoted NY ers who came to NH to help make the campaign make calls !!!

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Trump didn’t stop illegals coming in - he only slowed it down

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He wants to appear to be the solution to your legit grievances but in fact, he only cares for himself.

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Is that the primary reason you prefer Trump? Immigration? I hadn’t heard that citizen children were being taken out of their schools to make way for undocumented children. Can you tell me where you heard that?

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