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   Donald's campaign has borrowed from Russia and is now tweeting / retweeting non-factual information at Dem gatherings / debates.    That sure sounds like they are running scared and have decided to embrace the tools that Russia taught them.     The tweets were from donnies "official campaign"...


trump's lies are beyond rational reasoning and those accepting his lies are also beyond rational reasoning. It's up to responsible and rational people to go to the polls and VOTE BLUE !!!!!


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   Donald's campaign has borrowed from Russia and is now tweeting / retweeting non-factual information at Dem gatherings / debates.    That sure sounds like they are running scared and have decided to embrace the tools that Russia taught them.     The tweets were from donnies "official campaign"...

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Centristsin2010:   Trump claims this poll is rigged and that if it weren’t for the “fake news,” he’d be trouncing all rivals by 20 points.

 

 

 

I'm beyond tired of this buffoon in the news every day with this sort of idiocy. Fortunately, the majority of the electorate thinks the same thing and we can be rid of him next November (sooner would be better).


A MAJORITY of the electorate favored Gore AND Hillary.

BUT a bunch voted for neverwins or stayed home, so a Toad became POTUS, TWICE!.

 

Fox has deceived those most harmed by Republican legislation into thinking their problems come from poor brown people, and Republicans do all they can to harm poor brown people and therefore deserve to stay in office so the harm continues.

 

The Nazi wing of the GOP will ALL vote for Der Trumper and if we have another snowflake attack demanding whoever the Democratic candidate is must Be Without Sin, Trump WILL WIN and complete his destruction of American Democracy.

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Centristsin2010:   "Trump claims this poll is rigged and that if it weren’t for the “fake news,” he’d be trouncing all rivals by 20 points."

 

What did Trump repeatedly say during the 2016 campaign? He said, the election was rigged. And he was right! The Russians helped him get elected.

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Centristsin2010:   Trump claims this poll is rigged and that if it weren’t for the “fake news,” he’d be trouncing all rivals by 20 points.

 

 

 

I'm beyond tired of this buffoon in the news every day with this sort of idiocy. Fortunately, the majority of the electorate thinks the same thing and we can be rid of him next November (sooner would be better).

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@ChasKy53 wrote:

The only answer I know to this is at the voting booths next November.  The Republican Party has become such slime that they will never address their racist liar-in-chief, trump has bought McConnell through appointing both his wife and brother-in-law. The Republicans have become Trumpublicans and are as guilty as he is. If we as voters don't address this at the polls next November, God help us.


Agree!

 

Lenin once remarked that Communism would succeed because unmitigated greed would compel the last Capitalist to sell them the rope they'd use to hang him.

 

Seems he was a tad off - it's Republican HATE that will compel the GOPerBase to elect those who are dedicated to their destruction because of the insatiable need to do harm to those who are different. Listen to them cheer tRump as he fails to make ANY sense in his "free-association" totally disjointed ramblings, until he gets to one of his hatefilled tag lines about poor brown people. Then his fellow fascists erupt in wild adulation. Folks would be well served to google up some of tRump's psychological twin addressing the party faithful in Nuremberg 1932-38.

 

On the subject of donny's similar psychological make up, Hitler didn't begin slaughtering Jews UNTIL it looked like he would lose. Before that time, he was working on a plan to "send them back" to Russia or perhaps Madagascar.

 

It will serve us well to keep an eye on what donny does now that his dreams of a Nobel Peace Prize were dashed on the rocks of reality, and his crowds keep shrinking.

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The only answer I know to this is at the voting booths next November.  The Republican Party has become such slime that they will never address their racist liar-in-chief, trump has bought McConnell through appointing both his wife and brother-in-law. The Republicans have become Trumpublicans and are as guilty as he is. If we as voters don't address this at the polls next November, God help us.


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@Centristsin2010 

Very informative post. More actions to prop up a weak authoritarian, and for trump and others to benefit, and for some to not benefit. 

trump and repubs figure that it’s better to lie to the populace than to tell the truth. 

But, we’ve seen this for quite awhile, now we have to counter it and continue to shine a bright light on them!

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the vast majority of his party are still protecting him now, BUT, there are at least 12 so far, and more coming that have announced their retirement from Congress. Got to  be thinking about 2020, I am thinking. As Trump becomes more and more of a liability as we get closer to Nov. 2020 I think the revolving door will be kept busy as they flee this sinking ship named Trump. It's all hands on deck!!!! LOL.

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Trump’s war on truth just got a lot more cult-like

 

President Trump is raging about data again, this time angrily denouncing a new Post-ABC News poll that shows him trailing the leading Democratic candidates by sizable margins. Trump claims this poll is rigged and that if it weren’t for the “fake news,” he’d be trouncing all rivals by 20 points.

 

Polling this early isn’t predictive, but it does shed light on Trump’s deep unpopularity — indeed, the Post-ABC News poll has his approval sliding to 38 percent. And Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to make his dismal public standing disappear, as part of a broader war on information waged by Trumpworld, most recently to prop up his falsehoods about Hurricane Dorian.

 

Now we’re getting fresh examples of this war on facts — and they’re both remarkably revealing.

 

The first: Republicans are now accusing the Republican National Committee of concealing internal data about Trump’s unpopularity from down-ballot Republican candidates.

 

This revelation comes courtesy of a new ProPublica investigation into Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale. The piece mostly looks at Parscale’s use of his proximity to Trump to line his pockets.

 

But ProPublica also reports new details on the Trump campaign’s takeover of the Republican Party architecture, including this revelation:

 

Since Trump’s election in 2016, critical “voter scores” — sophisticated polling-based analytics that the RNC provides to party committees and candidates — have conspicuously omitted an essential detail for any down-ballot race: how voters in specific states and congressional districts feel about Trump. Republican insiders believe these analytics are being withheld to try and prevent GOP candidates from publicly distancing themselves from the president or leaking unfavorable results that embarrass Trump.
 
“They don’t want you to know if it isn’t good,” says former RNC chairman Michael Steele, a vocal Trump critic. “There’s a lot of data they’re sitting on that they’re not sharing.” Steele adds that today, “the RNC is not an independent actor; the RNC is now a part of the Trump campaign. The question now isn’t, ‘What do you need?’ The question is, ‘Do you support Donald Trump?’”

In other words, Republicans are criticizing the RNC for withholding data about Trump that might help other Republican candidates because they might distance themselves from Trump in unflattering ways. Former president Barack Obama was criticized for taking over his party, but ProPublica notes that experts see this as “unprecedented. ”

 

Trump must be protected at all costs

 

To understand what this means, I spoke to Dan Sena, who ran the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s 2018 recapture of the House. He said withholding such data would be unthinkable.

 

“The idea that you wouldn’t provide a blanket score about how people feel about the president is ridiculous and really hamstrings how other campaigns will operate,” Sena told me, adding that this would deny candidates a crucial weapon in tough swing districts: “Anybody who is interested in moving swing voters has to have this kind of information. ”

 

Sena said this info is crucial to how “modern” campaigns run targeted digital advertising in particular. “This information allows you to look for independents who like the candidate but have mixed feelings about the president,” he said. “These voters are going to be more persuadable. ”

 

Sena opined that this omission of data was such glaring “malpractice” that it has to be “intentional,” adding: “They clearly don’t want anyone overperforming the president. ”

 

To be fair, we need to know more about this arrangement to fully understand it. But one thing we can say right now is that this reading is absolutely plausible, given that it’s consistent with much of what we’ve already seen about how far this party will go to shield Trump.

 

For example, as Politico reports, Republicans have canceled primaries in multiple states, in part due to “months of behind-the-scenes maneuvering” by Trump campaign operatives hoping to “smooth” Trump’s path to the nomination. This shields Trump from political competition — and criticism.

 

Trump wields Mexican data

 

Here’s the second new example of this war on information: Trump is now using data provided to him by the Mexican government to paint a misleading picture of what’s happening at the border — and is even using it to displace information provided by his own government.

 

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted out a chart that purported to show a sharp decline in migrants remaining in the United States pending processing, because of the new arrangement in which Mexico cracks down on their passage and some migrants are sent back there. Trump touted “Incredible progress. ”

 

But as The Post’s Nick Miroff learned, this chart was supplied to Trump by Mexican officials.

 

Though there has been a decline in border crossings, in reality, U.S. government data shows that the picture is far less rosy, and migrant crossings are still very high.

 

The real key here, though, is the active supplanting of U.S. government data with other data more to Trump’s liking, for naked propagandistic purposes:

 
Nick Miroff @@NickMirof

Just incredible: the Mexican govt basically got Trump to endorse its view of the migration deal (big success) over that of his own advisors (Mexico needs to do more) by presenting him with a flattering chart — which the president then posted to Twitter as if it were a US govt doc

That is startling. But it’s only the latest in a long trend. I’ve already documented numerous examples in which government officials wheeled into action to make Trump’s lies and obsessions into truths, in some cases putting out “official” information explicitly shaped to do so.

 

What’s more, they have regularly disregarded or suppressed info generated within the government when it undermined the stated rationales of preconceived policy decisions, such as slashing refugee flows and banning people from majority-Muslim nations.

 

We keep discussing these things as the latest examples of Trump’s “post-truth presidency." But what also deserves mention here is the kind of deep, seething contempt all this shows for the voters, and really for democracy and governing — indeed, for the very notions of good-faith voter deliberation and official decision-making on which those things rely.

 

Everything must always be pressed into service — even, it appears, to the detriment of the political needs of down-ballot candidates in Trump’s own party — for the single highest good of propping up the Cult of Trump.

 

Trump’s war on truth just got a lot more cult-like


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