CVille Dem's picture

    A Thought Experiment for Dagbloggers

    I am fairly confident that Hillary Clinton will be elected in November.  I am very confident that if she is our next President she will do a good job, and many people who are not staunch supporters will be pleasantly surprised at her efforts and policies for all of us.  I expect that she will improve the ACA, make prescription drugs less expensive, improve services for the neediest, and rebuff any attempts to privatize Social Security, Medicare, and other programs that help the common Good.  This will no doubt be labeled by the GOP as "free stuff to the undeserving."  We must not allow that to gain traction.

    Having seen the gauche hatred at the GOP Convention, I am also expecting the Democratic Convention to be one of hope, policy discussions, and inspiration.  But what I would really like to do here is open up a discussion about how to win over the disaffected; the Trump supporters who truly believe that only Donald Trump could “Make America Great Again.”

    Richard Day's picture


    Who really wrote Art of the Deal?

    The answer seems to be a guy by the name of Tony Schwartz?

    In the New Yorker, Tony Schwartz claims that he wrote all of the tome entitled: THE ART OF THE DEAL. He also claims he received half of the up front monies as well as half of the residuals via provisions contained in the original contract with the publisher.

    oldenGoldenDecoy's picture

    Bernie, His Followers and an Insurgency?


    Very interesting . . .

    I couldn't pass up this comment...


    Found in this thread here-->

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    Thursday through Friday in the Republican nominee's life was just another chaotic episode which ended today in a Trump Egofest gone wild.  Today's Trump rally was supposed to be an introduction to the Vice Presidential candidate.  But anyone could have predicted, and no one should be shocked that the introduction would be all about The Donald.

    The Pence Pick Helps Trump

    For the record, I don't think Donald Trump will be the next President. Although a CBS/NYT poll published Thursday shows a tight race and oracle Nate “Tarnished” Silver now gives Trump a 1 in 3 shot at winning, I would argue the racist deadbeat's chances are more like 1 in 4 or less. For one thing, a slew of NBC/WSJ polls released Friday show Clinton with commanding leads in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia. Of even more consequence is the “hot mess,” in the words of the New Republic's Jeet Heer, that is the Trump campaign. Finally, Silver lost his air of infallibility by his insistence last year that Trump would not be the Republican candidate.

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    Trump was going to inform us of his VP choice today.

    But Trump told us yesterday that the destruction of humanity by a semi in Nice called for a postponement of his decision.

    And yet, today, the T-Rump announced his VP choice; some teapartier from Indiana.

    Those damn emails

     FBI director Comey contributed to Obama’s opponents in each of his  elections:  August 2008, $2,300 to John McCain ; 2012 ,$5000 ( the maximum )to Mitt Romney .Also $2,500 to Susan Brooks (Ind.), Brooks went on to win a House seat.

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    Mussolini biografia.jpg


    I was wondering how Mussolini might defend Adolf. hahahah
    And then I ran into this:

    Just the facts, mam..


    Burlington mayoral election, 1981

    Bernie Sanders (I) – 4,330 (43.43%)

    Gordon Paquette (D) – 4,320 (43.32%)

    Richard Bove (I) - 1,091 (11.76%)

    Joe McGrath (I) - 139 (1.50%)


    Bernie Sanders (I) – 6,942 (52.12%)

    Judy Stephany (D) – 4,086 (30.68%)

    James Gilson (R) – 2,292 (17.21%)


    Bernie Sanders (I) – 5,760 (56.09%)

    Brian D. Burns (D) – 3,275 (31.89%)

    Diane Gallagher (I) – 1,234 (12.0

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    Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

    ABC News reports that “A majority of Americans disapprove of the FBI's recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime over her handling of email while secretary of state, and a similar number in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the issue leaves them worried about how she would handle her responsibilities as president if elected . . . But 28 percent say it leaves them less likely to support her, versus 10 percent who say it makes them more likely to do so . . . “Reactions to the decision are highly political, with partisanship factoring heavily in people's views. Yet Democrats don't back Clinton up on the issue nearly as much as Republicans criticize her, and independents side more with Republicans . . . Overall, 56 percent disapprove of FBI Director James Comey's recommendation not to charge Clinton, while just 35 percent approve. Similarly, 57 percent say the incident makes them worried about how Clinton might act as president if she is elected, with most very worried about it. Just 39 percent feel the issue isn't related to how she would perform as president.”

    Bernie Delivers Strong Endorsement for Hillary

    Bernie Sanders, 'coming together, Hillary understands our diversity is our strength, most progressive platform in history, I have known Hillary for 25 years, she fought for universal health care and children, listens to scientists.. Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her here today. .': prepared speech today in New Hampshire:

    oldenGoldenDecoy's picture

    Visiting Around Here at Election Time

    Scrolling in the threads . . .

    Trying to make heads or tails on the Bernie vs. Hillary crap reminds visitors of this:



    Oh and...



    The email number was 110

    at least so far.

    Hillary's "arrogant,selfish actions "   (Maureen Dowd) "contaminated......Barack Obama etc. etc.etc." by not  volunteering that there were  110 emails  with classified information among those she turned over to State.

    And "at least 3 " more classified emails among not turned over to State.

    This is nonsense.

    Neither State,the do nothing  Congress,  the FBI  nor us should be wasting time discussing 113 "classified" emails even if they were all classified for deep security reasons.

    And maybe they were.

    Or not.

    CVille Dem's picture

    No Subject

    I would like to humbly suggest that ridiculous, stupid videos, without any attempt or effort at explaining, evaluating or justifying them, should be a TOS violation based on pure laziness..  It does nothing to further conversation or enlightenment.  

    Richard Day's picture


    Roger Ailes, June 2013.jpg

    I have been reading about my old hero Cosby for sometime.

    I began to become suspicious well before the first wave of women came out of the closet to expose this sexual predator. 

    It was an AR-15 Assault Rifle, Banned in 90's under Clinton

    And banned in California for a decade or more. California now also requires a background check for purchase of ammo. The American ritual after Dallas, the post massacre arsenal report. The right wing denial that any gun law whatsoever could have limited the recent massacre, in particular the 1994 Clinton Federal Assault Weapons Ban which Republicans let expire in 2004. Even today, right wing 'live in their own universe' websites, this one 'Controversial Times' (they thrive on controversy, abhor concensus/facts) are still trumpeting that the Dallas shooter did not use an AR-15, but instead used some antique WW2 rifle:

    The Gun Used by the Dallas Police Murderer is Revealed. It’s Not What Most People Thought.

    The Dallas families have had a terrible loss

    of the officers who were killed  doing their job.

    So have the families now waiting in anxiety for their wounded family member to recover.

    My heart goes out to them all.

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    Engraving of Descartes


    I go through my old stuff sometimes, I have no life. hahahah

    A long time ago I wrote about Mr. & Mrs. Johnson

    Now, I miss a lot of peeps.
    I miss AA and I miss Resistence and Carol for chrissakes! ha

    I think I pissed them off. 

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    The Presidential Race: Psephology Does Not Rely on Psychological Punditry

    Stick with the numbers , , ,

    Have you had enough of the cut & pastes of media punditry and cut & pastes of Hillary bashing?

    Sam Wang - Princeton Election Consortium

    As of July 7, 2:25PM EDT:
    State polls: Clinton 326 EV, Trump 212 EV Meta-margin: Clinton +3.30%
    Clinton Nov. win probability: random drift 65%, Bayesian 85%

    What's Going On...

    Since Bernie grief, email/tarmac worries and Donald phobias have been rocking our free world way too much, thought it'd be useful to take a breather and discuss something else. And what an else...

    1) recent spate of cop-on-black killings re-ignites the Ferguson riot scenes from last summer. Will we actually do something about it, will it be left to Hillary, or will it be just part of America's pastoral gun-laden backdrop?

    2) Speaking of guns, still no new legislation despite Congressional sitdown. Nice symbolism, but...

    Cease fire

    I always liked the Tom Lehrer lyric that went

    We are the folk song army

    Everyone one of us cares

    We all hate poverty

    War and injustice

    Unlike the rest of you squares

    Somehow I'm unpleasantly reminded of it by the ever popular insult war  between the Dagblog Sander-rites and Hillary-ites.

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    Hillary Clinton: “I’m Not A Crook!!!” Yeah, But You’re Still A Liability

    Hillary Clinton: “I’m Not A Crook!!!” Yeah, But You’re Still A Liability

    The plutocracy has decided not to indict Hillary Clinton - and Donald Trump predicted it days before it was announced. So the Republicans are going to have a field day with this fiasco - and right in the middle of a general election.
    It's going to be an absolute circus, because the GOP knows it's their only chance of winning. They’re going to bring up former President Bill Clinton’s “impromptu” meeting with Attorney General Lynch during the climax of an FBI investigation into his wife, Hillary, and just days before she was interviewed by the FBI. They're going to bring up the fact that President Obama not only endorsed, but began to schedule campaign events with Hillary even before the FBI investigation was complete, and they’re going to bring up the fact that according to a NY Times report Hillary insiders let it be known that she intends to retain AG Lynch as her Attorney General if she's elected president - quite a timely leak.  In addition, there’s the lawsuits currently pending against Hillary and the Democratic National Committee for the election fraud that was allegedly committed against a fellow Democrat, and the Republicans are going to congressional hearings into the FBI investigation of Hillary, giving them access to over a year of FBI reports into her reports into her activities. For those who insist that Hillary's clean so it's no big deal, you should ask yourself why her IT expert, Bryan Pagliano, found it necessary to take the 5th amendment over 125 in a 2 hour deposition. What was he worrying about incriminating himself of? And again, all of this is going to be paraded before the American people right in the middle of a general election - and Hillary already has atrocious disapproval ratings. so Hillary has become a gross liability for the Democratic party.


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