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A "Week Of Whoppers" From the Mouth Of Trump
by Dave Mindeman

It is particularly maddening when people focus on Hillary Clinton as an untrustworthy candidate. Especially when we know what is on the other side.

The NY Times finally did a full fact check over a week's time, following Trump and his statements. I think it is worth seeing the results:

The New York Times closely tracked Mr. Trump's public statements from Sept. 15-21, and assembled a list of his 31 biggest whoppers, many of them uttered repeatedly. This total excludes dozens more: Untruths that appeared to be mere hyperbole or humor, or delivered purely . . .
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The GOP And Their "Principles" Capitulation
by Dave Mindeman

For years I have been listening to these Republican high and mighty statements about "standing on principle".

What principle? Are you talking about conservative principles? Really?

Please explain Trump.

As Ted Cruz becomes the latest to capitulate to the political expediency of Republican Trumpism, you wonder what kind of "stand" the party members are really taking?

Reince Priebus runs around like a lap dog gathering the Republican sheep into the Trump corral. John McCain, the "maverick", can't simply say the words, I cannot support Donald Trump. GOP Senate candidates tiptoe on this . . .
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Trump Makes America An Easy Mark Again
by Dave Mindeman

Wow. The American people are a pretty easy mark.

Donald Trump predicted in 2000.... "I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it."

And doggone it, he's pretty darn close.

His business premise of using other people's money is like his campaign slogan. Just look at the list:

Rent for his campaign offices ($1.3 million)

Food and facilities for events and meetings ($544,000)

Payroll for Trump corporate staffers ($333,000) who helped with everything from his traveling security to his wife's convention speech.

Reimbursement from . . .
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Don't Panic
by Dave Mindeman

There seems to be some Democratic panic out there....Well, don't.

At least not yet.

I know this is not a year to be talking about campaign fundamentals. They haven't exactly been true to form. But I still think in the end, it will all come back to that.

Here are reasons not to panic....

1. Barack Obama is a popular incumbent. His approval numbers are on an uphill trajectory and he is motivated to get Hillary elected. That is the biggest plus for her.

2. Democrats have a superior GOTV structure. . . .
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St. Cloud
by Dave Mindeman

I'm not very proud of my country right now. The rising hate speech and the openness of white supremacist groups is not making America great again by any means. We are going back to a dark ugly time of racial division and xenophobic blame.

To a lot of people who only look at the surface...the headlines...the black and white of things, a lot of stereotypes are being classified as sealed in granite.

Muslim = Terrorism. Black = Dangerous. Mexican = Illegal.

We only listen to the things that reinforce our fears and seem . . .
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