11 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-18-16

  1. I agree, Kevin. If I were in the House, I would already be working on Articles of Impeachment. We would need a set for Hillary and a set for Trump.

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  2. Satan’s favorite minion has been hard at work undermining US sovereignty at every opportunity.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/17/leaked-board-documents-soros-organization-tried-to-buy-supreme-court-ruling-on-illegal-immigration/

    “Members of the advisory board include Soros family members, left-wing activists, Ivy League professors and columnists for The Washington Post and Foreign Policy magazine. The memo, entitled “State of U.S. Programs,” is part of a 75-page file containing internal documents from a Feb 11 and 12 board meeting.”

    “One section of the memo is devoted to “reports from the field,” including a report titled “Immigration policy and Syrian refugees: Steps Forward and Back in a Volatile Time.”

    “That report noted some of the “new challenges” faced by the organization, including the Supreme Court case of U.S. v Texas, which addressed an executive order from President Barack Obama granting legal status and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.

    “Grantees are seeking to influence the Justices (primarily via a sophisticated amicus briefs and media strategy) in hopes of securing a favorable ruling in U.S. v Texas,” the memo notes. A “favorable ruling” from the Court would have upheld President Obama’s executive order, a scenario which the organization was preparing for, according to the memo.

    “We are also seeking to shore up state and local infrastructure through Emma Lazarus II investments, positioning the field to move swiftly on a large-scale implementation effort in the event of a favorable ruling—efforts complicated by lagging implementation capacity at the federal level.”

    The memo also states the organization’s interest in possible “collaborations with Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern and South Asian partners.””

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  3. While the media keeps pointing out Trumps dropping poll numbers, they neglect to mention Clinton’s are too. Note also the Johnson support. Without him, Trump would be up.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/white_house_watch

    “The race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continues to tighten as it moves further from the conventions, but both candidates are still struggling to close the deal.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online White House Watch survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Clinton with 41% support to Trump’s 39%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson picks up nine percent (9%) of the vote, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein trails with three percent (3%). Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Trump has been steadily losing ground since mid-July when his support peaked at 44%, while this is the second week in a row that Clinton’s support has fallen from an identical 44% just after the Democratic National Convention. Clinton held a 43% to 40% edge over Trump last week.

    Clinton continues to earn more support among voters in her party (77%) than Trump does in his (69%), but support is down from last week in both parties. Trump still leads Clinton 38% to 29% among voters not affiliated with either major party.

    Johnson has 11% GOP support, four percent (4%) of the Democratic vote and 12% of unaffiliated voters. Stein’s support among Republicans is at a statistical zero, and she picks up just one percent (1%) support from Democrats and eight percent (8%) from unaffiliateds.”
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    Johnson is the new Perot, but without the personality.

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  4. Rasmussen polls should be taken with a grain of salt. Historically, he’s always been 2-3% toward the Republican side in comparison to other polls and thats true of the poll AJ cited. This happened in 2012 and led to overconfidence in the Romney campaign and Karl Rove angrily refusing to concede Ohio and the presidency. Rasmussen had misled them to think they could win Ohio and thus Romney went to Pennsylvania for one last rally. In the end he lost both.

    The electoral college does not favour Trump and with Virginia in the Democratic camp, the Rust Belt states become more important. Trump can increase his national polls to be in the margin of error but without the rust belt it doesn’t matter. And there he is more 5-10% behind. And even worse, Georgia, Missouri, Arizona etc have moved to the toss up column.

    The hiring of Beitbart CEO means Trump has retreated to his bubble. If you’re wondering where all the crazy Android based tweets come from — its Trump reading Breitbart. All the sane Apple tweets are his staffers watching FOX/CNN.

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  5. The four US swimmers in Brazil have confirmed the world’s worst impressions of Americans: arrogant, stupid, lying, drunken criminals.

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  6. Oh my…..

    Say it with me now…. Consequences and repercussions……..

    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/08/18/poll-ted-cruz-now-viewed-unfavorably-in-texas-trails-rick-perry-in-hypothetical-senate-race/

    “The presidential polls being what they are, I figured it would cheer up Trump fans to flog one of their Republican enemies for awhile. Which, come to think of it, also seems to be Trump’s strategy for the remainder of the campaign.

    No matter how bad things get in October, you can count on the big guy to have some quality new material about “Lyin’ Ted” at his rallies.

    A new poll suggests there is at least one fellow Republican who could unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018: Rick Perry.

    The former Texas governor would beat Cruz by 9 percentage points, according to the forthcoming survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. Set to be released later today, the poll found Perry would get 46 percent of the vote and Cruz 37 percent, with 18 percent saying they are not sure whom they would support…

    In general, the poll shows Texas Republicans want Cruz to be their candidate for Senate again in 2018 — but not overwhelmingly. Fifty percent said they would like Cruz to be the nominee, while 43 percent said would like someone else to carry the banner.”

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