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46274. judithathome - 3/5/2016 10:03:37 PM

I am so sick of hearing that, when Hillary makes statements that if the leaded water crisis had hit the more wealthy communities in Michigan, the problem would have been solved the next day...according to Republicans, rather than this being Hillary speaking truth....it is "pandering".

However, you'd never hear a Republican say something like that so we'll never know what these bastions of virture would call it if "one of theirs" had said the exact same thing.

46275. judithathome - 3/11/2016 11:02:55 PM

Jeez...six days with no posts...I guess everyone is as bored as I am with politics.

46276. arkymalarky - 3/12/2016 2:59:46 AM

Work and life are nonstop, but I've been keeping up. Waiting for a severe incident in the Trump rallies. Almost happened today.

46277. arkymalarky - 3/13/2016 2:58:52 AM

What a disgusting coward Trump is. On every news channel, spewing to his masses. The GOP is in deep doodoo.

46278. Ms. No - 3/13/2016 7:38:31 PM

I just hope if the GOP manages to get him off the ticket, that he does run as an independent. I've never been in favor of a Republican candidate so far, but I've never been so terrified of the offerings as I am this year. W wasn't very bright and he had a lot of corrupt handlers, but he wasn't crazy.

Cruz wants to establish a theocracy. That's balls-out fanaticism.

46279. wabbit - 3/13/2016 11:20:40 PM

I actually crossed over and voted for Kasich this year, hoping he'd get more support in MA than he did. Disappointing, to say the least. My town went for Sanders without my vote, so not a total loss.

Agree about Cruz, claims to be a Constitutional Originalist, but "God's law" comes first. He means HIS god, of course, and you're ok as long as you agree with him, otherwise you can go to hell in a hand-basket. Holy crap (sorry for the bad pun). I know there are people who think Cruz would be better than Trump, but I'm not so sure. And I do believe that the conservatives who support Trump will ultimately be very disappointed when they see him for what he is. He is not really one of them. He is all for himself.

46280. wabbit - 3/14/2016 1:41:33 AM

Posting for JaH who is having trouble getting posts to work:

Well, we can relax now....two "allegedly" intelligent people (Republican commentators) spoke out on the Smerconish show this morning and they have a rather unique take on why there were protesters at the Trump rally the other night in Chicago...are you ready? Bernie Sanders sent them there! Bernie asked his people to arrange for the protests in Chicago last night.

It wasn't Trump's incendiary talk; it wasn't people fed up with being labeled thugs and "lesser beings" than whites as Trump claims every single day of his life; it wasn't the fact he urges people in the audience to "punch him out!"

No, it was that mercurial schemer Bernie Sanders, rubbing his hands together and muttering under his breath "I've got you now, my pretty"...HE and he alone fomented this demonstration from his enchanted tower in Vermont.

Listen...those sorts of delusional beings walk among us every day; they look and seem normal until they open their mouths...and if we're not careful, they are going to elect a bigoted, clueless tyrant to the highest office in the land.

46281. wabbit - 3/14/2016 1:42:08 AM

LOL, that evil socialist, hahaha!

46282. judithathome - 3/14/2016 5:49:22 PM

Thanks for posting it for me, Wabbit...seems to be working for me now.

46283. iiibbb - 3/14/2016 6:46:16 PM

How not to stop a frontrunner

46284. iiibbb - 3/14/2016 6:46:39 PM


46285. wabbit - 3/17/2016 2:59:08 AM

Obama's pick of Judge Merrick Garland for the vacant Supreme Court seat Wednesday was an intriguing multi-layered move in his last great showdown with Republicans that comes at a time of volatile political upheaval.

His selection demonstrates cold-eyed calculation and represents a clear case of Obama calling the Republicans' bluff after its leaders made clear they would refuse to consider his nominee whomever it turned out to be.

Garland's elevation offers a new window into the state of Obama's political philosophy in the twilight of a presidency that began in a burst of historic potential but has been constrained by the grueling struggle to govern in a polarized era...

Thankfully the GOP is looking out for the feelings of any SCOTUS nominees made by the POTUS.

46286. iiibbb - 3/17/2016 3:15:56 PM

I read these three articles and realize that I don't really like liberals all that much.

Obama is suuuuuch a disappointment.. go fuck yourself.

Boohoo... I can't eat a PBJ unless you cut off the crusts

a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/clinton-trump-ohio_us_56e9a0b8e4b065e2e3d8314c?section=politics" target="new">"Senior political correspondent"... this is the kind of millennial who got out of college and just went for promotions; knows a lot of facts but has no actual capacity for critical thinking.

and for the first time agree with something Bill Maher says.


It's horseshoe theory in action.

The fundamental reason I am voting for Hillary (or Bernie) is that there are people out there without the means or privilege to weather a Trump presidency: minorities, women, immigrants, Muslims, and poor who are going to suffer in real and personal ways from a Trump presidency. In addition there are civil rights and environmental protection that the Republicans are poised to roll back as soon as they are possibly able. This bothers me enough that I'm putting aside just about every personal preference to ensure that these people don't get fucked.

These fools who may wish to think that a protest vote punishes Hillary and or the Democratic Party for failing to deliver a progressive candidate. Hillary... the Democrats are not going to "suffer" one iota in any real and tangible way from a protest vote.

It's like watching Survivor when the tribe with the numbers proceeds to vote themselves out of the win and hand the million to the guy everyone hates.

Fucking morons.

No wonder I'm an independent.

46287. iiibbb - 3/17/2016 3:16:34 PM

"Senior political correspondent"... this is the kind of millennial who got out of college and just went for promotions; knows a lot of facts but has no actual capacity for critical thinking.

46288. iiibbb - 3/18/2016 6:15:10 PM

Trump supporter trying to argue with me that Trump=Hillary on bigotry...


46289. winstonsmith - 3/21/2016 2:56:31 AM

Hillary brought in $30M in February
Bernie brought in $42M in February


How about they join forces and make a deal to spend everything they get up until the convention to attack the Republican Party in swing states. As far as the remaining primarys are concerned, they could continue to campaign in every state only attacking the Republicans. Democratic primary goers can just vote for whichever they prefer and whoever wines gets the president slot and whoever loses is VP.

46290. arkymalarky - 3/21/2016 4:48:40 AM

I'm kind of enjoying watching them pee themselves and spend their own money at the moment.

46291. Ms. No - 3/21/2016 8:49:29 PM


I'd be in favor of them pooling resources to debunk all of the Koch-funded propaganda, but I doubt that would really do the trick. An enormous number of people who believe that offal don't care about the facts.

I mean, anyone who seriously entertains the idea that climate change is a liberal conspiracy is a fucking idiot and probably can't be cured by anything short of an act of god.

46292. judithathome - 3/21/2016 11:46:48 PM

I'm so effing sick of the "electorate" today that I think we're going to be screwed no matter what...the fact that people keep voting IN slugs like Mitch McConnell to "represent" them speaks volumes.

I can almost guarantee Trump is going to be the nominee of the "people" that the Republican Party has done its' utmost to "procure"....a totally ignorant blowhard who has no idea what "government" is about.

The Republican Party has created this "Golem"....and the ignorant Republican "masses" have bought into it hook, line, and sinker. The only problem being: they have no control whatsoever over what this monster says and does...

I seriously hope the public wakes up to the fact that their "hero" has not only feet of clay but an entire body of it.

46293. jayackroyd - 3/22/2016 10:20:51 PM

Is this thing still on? Members of Swampland, TIMEs political commentary forum has just done to their users what Slate did to Fraysters. Would you be interested in my inviting them to check out this interface as a replacement?

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