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  1. Why do people who put these videos out lay a stupid, drippy soundtrack over it? If Trump’s speech is important (and I think it is) then just present the speech. It’s like the people who make 911 truth videos, who think that overlaying a spooky, ominous movie soundtrack over it enhances their credibility. I guess this is to be expected in a country where comic books have become high culture.

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    What are you talking about? There was metal playing at the venue before Trump spoke but there is no music playing while he spoke.
    , @schmenz
    Beautifully stated.
    , @larry lurker
    Just a guess: They might be covering up whatever music was actually played at the event in order to avoid having the video automatically flagged for copyright violation. I'm sure that including the original music would fall under Fair Use, but it's probably far less of a headache to just replace the music rather than deal with DMCA bullsh*t (which puts your account at risk of termination) every time you upload a video.
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  2. It’s no coincidence that this speech is excellent and that it came from his using a teleprompter.

    I’ve thought for many weeks now, he needs to take a page from Ross Perot and buy 30 minutes on one of the networks (if they would even sell it to him). He needs to calmly and rationally explain all of the points they will not let him make during the debates. No moderator, no interviewer, just him.

    I think it would be overwhelmingly effective.

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    • Agree: eah, DCThrowback, NickG
    • Replies: @IHTG
    Trump has given very few non-teleprompted speeches since Bannon and Conway took over his campaign in mid-August.
    , @Anonymous
    Agreed. There's only so much Miller that Trump is capable of channeling at a debate.
    , @candid_observer
    I think this would be a terrific idea.

    He needs to get his real message out, at least once, not subject to the filters and invented distractions the media can otherwise impose on him.

    It would also reinforce his seriousness as a Presidential candidate.

    And it wouldn't be a situation like the debates with 3 against 1.

    , @David In TN
    "I think it would be overwhelmingly effective."

    Yes, that's what Reagan did so well.
    , @Alfa158
    Doesn't need to be a 30 minute program. If I was running his campaign half his ads would be a collection of two minute clips. Each clip would be him speaking forcefully. But calmly and making a case for one of his policy points. Perhaps he would talk over some visuals reinforcing his point. Example; he would take about free trade destroying American jobs and propose what he would do about it, while showing the empty mile long General Electric appliance manufacturing campus in Kentucky. The other half of the ads would be hold nothing back attack ads on Hillary.
    , @rod1963
    Great idea, except for one thing. The MSM won't allow it. They will do their best to bottle him up.

    For example when Ross Perot tried to buy air time to explain why NAFTA was a bad idea, the networks either refused to sell him air time or sold him time at 4:00 AM. Really they did.

    People ought to go back and study the hatchet job the MSM/Establishment did on selling the American people on NAFTA. It was totally coordinated, all portions of the MSM was in on it. Print, radio and TV were working from one narrative and opposing voices were shut out.
    , @Stan Adams
    Here's one of Perot's infomercials:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPIVI0CbCmg

    This guy literally bought himself 20% of the vote. (Keep in mind that he dropped out of the race on Jul. 16 - the day Clinton accepted the nomination - and jumped back in on Oct. 1. He finagled his way into the debates that began in mid-October. If he had stayed in all the way through, who knows how well he might have done?)

    Almost all of Perot's support came from disgruntled Bush voters. (Clinton got roughly the same share of the vote that Dukakis got in '88.)
    , @Barnard
    This wouldn't work now because the networks no longer have the dominance over the TV viewing audience they once did. Also, people's attention spans have become even shorter than they were then. Even with a more popular messenger than Trump, you couldn't win that way. While he is speaking interested viewers would be getting interrupted by their social media feeds rebutting what he is saying.
    , @J1234
    I also agree, although rod1963 could be right that the mainstream media won't allow it, or won't sell him the time. Even putting it on youtube would be something worth doing, though, and would get tens of millions of hits if it was on his account.
    , @Olorin
    What you're saying between the lines (and I agree from bitter and lengthy experience in various realms) is that Trump's most vicious and evil opponent isn't Hillary Rodham...but the MSM.

    She of course is their courtesan.
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    I’m reliably informed by the Internet that this is his most literally Hitler speech to date.

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    • Agree: bored identity
    • LOL: AndrewR, reiner Tor
    • Replies: @antipater_1
    "I’m reliably informed by the Internet that this is his most literally Hitler speech to date."

    I know. After just reading the transcript of the speech I was literally shaking!

    A couple of bourbon shots took care of that though.
    , @Buck Dodgers Superstar
    Trump is Hitler. Just as Hitler did, Trump is representing whites against Jew predation. Why won't (((they))) explain why Trump is Hitler and the role (((they))) have played in bring him to here and now??
    , @Dr. X
    I heard parts of this speech live in my truck on the way to the rifle range yesterday. Limbaugh broadcast some if it. From what I heard, it was fantastic -- Trump's best, most articulate performance so far.

    As I listened to it, though, I realized that the MSM wasn't going to cover it. I was right -- I didn't see any of it on the 6:00 news.
  4. it’s curious that the octopus has gained with women but lost with men since pussygate, at least according to the la times poll. i wonder who could have predicted that?

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Theory I've seen elsewhere: women whom this bothered were already for Hillary; and men are much more ashamed than women to admit they support a "perv".
    , @Langley
    That's Octapussy Gate to you!
    , @Zogby
    Because females are attracted to alpha males, while beta males envy them. DUH
    , @Lord Larperston
    Trump rising with women after pussygate, who would have predicted that?

    Somebody who knows something about women?
    , @PapayaSF
    If women were repelled by the idea of being sexually dominated by a billionaire, the 50 Shades of Grey books would have been flops.
    , @Random Dude on the Internet
    Thanks to two or three generations of feminism, there are men who reflexively run away from someone who may be guilty of sexual impropriety. Women have not received the same conditioning, which explains why women Trump supporters remain supporters. They're in it all the way. Trump's victory unfortunately hinges on how many of these guys will be returning. I still believe he will win and win over 300 electoral votes but it's going to be annoying to see these delicate flowers tuck tail and run at the first sign of controversy.
  5. PJB could have easily given this same speech or very close to it in 1992 or 1996.

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  6. Why does Trump say ‘aeroplane’? Or do Americans only spell it differently?

    Also, this speech sets up Trump to segue into Trump News if he loses.

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    • Replies: @415 reasons
    Not completely unknown in an American context

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&persist_app=1&v=vV8IAOojoAA

    , @DCThrowback
    May he grow wealthy off of it's creation and execution if this run fails. He deserves it.
    , @e
    My dad, born in the Bronx, said "aeroplane" and many of my aunts and uncles used the word as well.
    , @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    Harold asks, "Why does Trump say ‘aeroplane’?"

    At what time-mark does he say "airplane" in three syllables? At 9:00 he says "phenomenas", which is a peculiar plural of "phenomenon". More ominously, at 11:38 a fly lands on his teleprompter screen. It's probably the same little beelzebaby that landed on Hillary's forehead.
    , @Foreign Expert
    Aeroplane? Remember his mother was Scottish.
    , @Bill
    That would be almost better than him winning.
    , @You Can't Buy Me Hot Dog MAN!
    The hipster doofus who penned this song was probably being intentionally anachronistic, but it does have aeroplane in the title.

    https://youtu.be/_jQXt-R50zQ

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    @jason y
    it's curious that the octopus has gained with women but lost with men since pussygate, at least according to the la times poll. i wonder who could have predicted that?

    Theory I’ve seen elsewhere: women whom this bothered were already for Hillary; and men are much more ashamed than women to admit they support a “perv”.

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    • Replies: @Buck Dodgers Superstar
    (((They))) insinuated Trump had a little cock. Why haven't any of the women complained about the size of Trumps cock?? That little cock of his sure was a busy little pecker.
    , @Wj
    Bill Clinton uses a cigar as a sex toy in the WHITE HOUSE and yet DJT is somehow a perv for locker room talk?
    , @epebble
    NY Daily news is already using that on front page

    https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/786380358254104576/photo/1

    for Trumps (future) desire of a 10 year old.
  8. @Steve from Detroit
    It's no coincidence that this speech is excellent and that it came from his using a teleprompter.

    I've thought for many weeks now, he needs to take a page from Ross Perot and buy 30 minutes on one of the networks (if they would even sell it to him). He needs to calmly and rationally explain all of the points they will not let him make during the debates. No moderator, no interviewer, just him.

    I think it would be overwhelmingly effective.

    Trump has given very few non-teleprompted speeches since Bannon and Conway took over his campaign in mid-August.

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    @Steve from Detroit
    It's no coincidence that this speech is excellent and that it came from his using a teleprompter.

    I've thought for many weeks now, he needs to take a page from Ross Perot and buy 30 minutes on one of the networks (if they would even sell it to him). He needs to calmly and rationally explain all of the points they will not let him make during the debates. No moderator, no interviewer, just him.

    I think it would be overwhelmingly effective.

    Agreed. There’s only so much Miller that Trump is capable of channeling at a debate.

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  10. @Harold
    Why does Trump say ‘aeroplane’? Or do Americans only spell it differently?

    Also, this speech sets up Trump to segue into Trump News if he loses.

    Not completely unknown in an American context

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  11. Stephen Miller should take a page from Putin and figure out more ways for Trump to be friendly with extravagantly Jewish Jews to split the sentiments of red diaper baby progressive/neocon power Jews that use anti-anti-semitism as close air support for their numerous other forms of political power away from straightforward and healthy what’s-good-for-the-median-Jew religious nationalism.

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  12. @Mr. Anon
    Why do people who put these videos out lay a stupid, drippy soundtrack over it? If Trump's speech is important (and I think it is) then just present the speech. It's like the people who make 911 truth videos, who think that overlaying a spooky, ominous movie soundtrack over it enhances their credibility. I guess this is to be expected in a country where comic books have become high culture.

    What are you talking about? There was metal playing at the venue before Trump spoke but there is no music playing while he spoke.

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  13. I’ve been pointing out for years that Hillary Clinton is strikingly incompetent. She seems to surround herself with people not very good at whatever it is she is doing at the moment. The e-mail server is a great example. They made rookie mistakes that look deliberate. It’s like she wanted to get caught. The leak of the Trump sex tape is another ham-handed caper. You drop something like that the week before the election, not in October. That way, the other campaign cannot respond in time.

    The Gore campaign dropped the Bush DUI story a day or two before the election. It probably cost Bush a point or two at the minimum and maybe more. A narrow win became a tie. This Trump sex tape has now run out of steam entirety and it has opened the line of inquiry into Bubba’s sexual escapades. Rasmussen has polled on it and the impact on Trump has evaporated. Now the focus is on Hillary’s conduct with regards to her husband’s many paramours.

    Similarly, the NYTimes was very foolish to run the pile-on story the other day. Now Team Trump is preparing to make Carlos Slim a topic. That’s going to let Trump tie all of this to his best issue – immigration.

    Trump is a terrible politician, but he is blessed by incredibly stupid opponents.

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    • Replies: @PapayaSF

    The leak of the Trump sex tape is another ham-handed caper. You drop something like that the week before the election, not in October. That way, the other campaign cannot respond in time.
     
    Unless you are desperate and can't wait any longer and want to distract from Wikileaks.

    Or, unless you have a string of similar bombshells lined up, and these are just the opening salvo.

    Or both.
    , @Clyde

    The Gore campaign dropped the Bush DUI story a day or two before the election. It probably cost Bush a point or two at the minimum and maybe more. A narrow win became a tie.
     
    Others have said this and this is true! This dirty trick allowed the Dems to bitch and moan for years that Bush did not really win due to losing the popular vote to AlGore. Bush would have won the popular vote!
    Dems+ media have ramped this up a hundred fold this time around with the dirty sexual molestation tricks. No one likes Hillary. *EXAMPLE* My very competent dentist told me today he was voting for Hillary as a vote against Trump.
    The Dems entire strategy is not to elevate Hillary. They are unable to do this and unable to increase her favorable numbers. Their strategy is to drag down Trump's numbers via making Trump look like a jittery idiot (with finger on the nuclear button) and to increase his unfavorable numbers to make Trump voters stay home on election day.
    , @guest
    You're assuming the tape was the kill shot. I imagine they have plenty more up their sleeves. They've been working on the spate of sexual assault/pedophilia stories of the past week for a while, obviously. The tape was just another turn in the Trump's War on Women saga.

    The real screw-up with the tape was that they were supposed to release it after the second debate, to steal Trump's thunder should he win and as a sequel to the Machado thing. But they let news of it slip, which ruined the timing.

    , @guest
    "Trump is a terrible politician"

    Trump's not a politician, which is the only reason why he's succeeded.
    , @officious intermeddler

    The leak of the Trump sex tape is another ham-handed caper. You drop something like that the week before the election, not in October. That way, the other campaign cannot respond in time.
     
    Unless you have lots of other things to drop between now and then, which unfortunately may be the case.
  14. When is Stephen Miller running for office? The Independence Day line was my favorite but I think this speech was better than the convention one.

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    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    Much better. This was a great speech. I actually thought Hillary's convention speech was better. But this is unbelievable. I wonder if it was always planned this way?
  15. That was a fantastic speech, Trump is really throwing down the gauntlet to the globalists. I agree with the suggestion that Trump should buy a half hour of airtime and lay it all out. If they refuse to sell it to him, that’s a victory for Trump too, and a great proof of how they are trying to keep the truth from the American people.

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  16. @Harold
    Why does Trump say ‘aeroplane’? Or do Americans only spell it differently?

    Also, this speech sets up Trump to segue into Trump News if he loses.

    May he grow wealthy off of it’s creation and execution if this run fails. He deserves it.

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  17. @Anonymous
    I'm reliably informed by the Internet that this is his most literally Hitler speech to date.

    “I’m reliably informed by the Internet that this is his most literally Hitler speech to date.”

    I know. After just reading the transcript of the speech I was literally shaking!

    A couple of bourbon shots took care of that though.

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  18. Too many Dad Avengers. Guys who take their protective instincts towards their daughters and wives to a whole other level; mostly by bashing other White men while allowing their wives/daughters to run wild.

    Supposedly Michelle Obama gave some speech that “sank” the Trump campaign if you believe the media. I do know that for some bizarre reason White women can’t get enough of fat, lesbian Black women (Oprah) or ugly, masculine ones (Michelle Obama) and figure those are the people best qualified to give sage advice.

    Perhaps its that they are the only women not in competition with them as hot? The way Asian women who are under 170 lbs are a threat in today’s Obese America?

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  19. @Anonymous
    I'm reliably informed by the Internet that this is his most literally Hitler speech to date.

    Trump is Hitler. Just as Hitler did, Trump is representing whites against Jew predation. Why won’t (((they))) explain why Trump is Hitler and the role (((they))) have played in bring him to here and now??

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  20. @Anonymous
    Theory I've seen elsewhere: women whom this bothered were already for Hillary; and men are much more ashamed than women to admit they support a "perv".

    (((They))) insinuated Trump had a little cock. Why haven’t any of the women complained about the size of Trumps cock?? That little cock of his sure was a busy little pecker.

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    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    Anonymous iSteve commenters have indicated that Tim Kaine has a horse-sized appendage.

    No doubt he'll put it to good use on forcibly-bent native-born Americans after Hillary resigns on Jan. 21 "to spend more time with her family"...
  21. @Harold
    Why does Trump say ‘aeroplane’? Or do Americans only spell it differently?

    Also, this speech sets up Trump to segue into Trump News if he loses.

    My dad, born in the Bronx, said “aeroplane” and many of my aunts and uncles used the word as well.

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  22. @Anonymous
    Theory I've seen elsewhere: women whom this bothered were already for Hillary; and men are much more ashamed than women to admit they support a "perv".

    Bill Clinton uses a cigar as a sex toy in the WHITE HOUSE and yet DJT is somehow a perv for locker room talk?

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  23. “Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt… political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American people.”

    I’d join up with an American Oswald Mosley, what about you guys?

    In that high fate, tomorrow we live.

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  24. The red MAGA caps worn by Trump supporters reminds me of the white berets the Social Credit supporters wore during elections years ago up here in French-speaking Canada. Social Credit is “literally Hitler” now too but it was widely popular in its day.

    This Trump speech makes me feel like we’re going back to those days when real alternatives — like Social Credit — are back in contention. In other words, we have some real diversity, not the phoney kind.

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  25. The ignorance on display in these comments makes me physically ill

    Get educated:

    http://verysmartbrothas.com/ava-duvernays-13th-is-the-only-recent-release-you-absolutely-definitely-must-see/

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    • Troll: Chrisnonymous
    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    I'm glad we make you physically ill, you useless micropenis. If we make a couple of million more of you dimwits ill on Election Day, then it's a shoe-in for DJT>
    , @unpc downunder
    It's obvious that identity politics posturing is more important to you that moderating economic equality, otherwise you wouldn't be dissing the Donald so much.

    Bernie has shown his cucksocialist colours by backing Hillary so Donald is the only candidate who can open up the political landscape and create opportunities for the economic left, even if his colorful, hyperbolic rhetoric and corporate tax cuts aren't to your left-liberal tastes.

  26. CNN’s BREAKING SLEAZE:

    OMG,was Donald sticking sticking his filthy ficus too close to Jessica Leeds to prevent her from watching whales go by?!

    Let’s get a popcorn and wait if any Main Smear Media outlet follows up on this…

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    • Replies: @bored identity
    "Sun-bleached is a nice way of saying the house needs a coat of paint."

    Vintage Trump
    , @Jack D
    It's not the same woman. Here is a photo of the California Jessica Leeds:

    http://www.pvnews.com/archive/trump-crosses-the-property-line/article_240bd5bc-041e-58af-a3d3-30421a4c0295.html

    Leave false accusations to the left, please.
  27. @jason y
    it's curious that the octopus has gained with women but lost with men since pussygate, at least according to the la times poll. i wonder who could have predicted that?

    That’s Octapussy Gate to you!

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  28. @Harold
    Why does Trump say ‘aeroplane’? Or do Americans only spell it differently?

    Also, this speech sets up Trump to segue into Trump News if he loses.

    Harold asks, “Why does Trump say ‘aeroplane’?”

    At what time-mark does he say “airplane” in three syllables? At 9:00 he says “phenomenas”, which is a peculiar plural of “phenomenon”. More ominously, at 11:38 a fly lands on his teleprompter screen. It’s probably the same little beelzebaby that landed on Hillary’s forehead.

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  29. @Harold
    Why does Trump say ‘aeroplane’? Or do Americans only spell it differently?

    Also, this speech sets up Trump to segue into Trump News if he loses.

    Aeroplane? Remember his mother was Scottish.

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    • Replies: @Bernardista
    My grandmother was Scottish and she said 'Jefferson Aeroplane'.
  30. Matt Walsh is OWNING Trump and his followers on twitter

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    It's not working, TD. But it's funny you think your ridiculous posts would have any impact. They are useful as a rough gauge of your IQ, if nothing else.
  31. @Anonymous
    Theory I've seen elsewhere: women whom this bothered were already for Hillary; and men are much more ashamed than women to admit they support a "perv".

    NY Daily news is already using that on front page

    https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/786380358254104576/photo/1

    for Trumps (future) desire of a 10 year old.

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  32. The first four minutes would have been a barn burner for Bernie, without a single word change.

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  33. @Mr. Anon
    Why do people who put these videos out lay a stupid, drippy soundtrack over it? If Trump's speech is important (and I think it is) then just present the speech. It's like the people who make 911 truth videos, who think that overlaying a spooky, ominous movie soundtrack over it enhances their credibility. I guess this is to be expected in a country where comic books have become high culture.

    Beautifully stated.

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  34. @Mr. Anon
    Why do people who put these videos out lay a stupid, drippy soundtrack over it? If Trump's speech is important (and I think it is) then just present the speech. It's like the people who make 911 truth videos, who think that overlaying a spooky, ominous movie soundtrack over it enhances their credibility. I guess this is to be expected in a country where comic books have become high culture.

    Just a guess: They might be covering up whatever music was actually played at the event in order to avoid having the video automatically flagged for copyright violation. I’m sure that including the original music would fall under Fair Use, but it’s probably far less of a headache to just replace the music rather than deal with DMCA bullsh*t (which puts your account at risk of termination) every time you upload a video.

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Eleanor Mondale, Coati Mundi, and a few other E-list celebs did a cable tribute show to Madonna, but couldn't, or wouldn't, license her songs. So they staged a record hop in a rented dance hall, and did their interviews in the hallway outside. Evidently that made it an "event" which they were "covering", giving them "fair use" rights.
  35. @Steve from Detroit
    It's no coincidence that this speech is excellent and that it came from his using a teleprompter.

    I've thought for many weeks now, he needs to take a page from Ross Perot and buy 30 minutes on one of the networks (if they would even sell it to him). He needs to calmly and rationally explain all of the points they will not let him make during the debates. No moderator, no interviewer, just him.

    I think it would be overwhelmingly effective.

    I think this would be a terrific idea.

    He needs to get his real message out, at least once, not subject to the filters and invented distractions the media can otherwise impose on him.

    It would also reinforce his seriousness as a Presidential candidate.

    And it wouldn’t be a situation like the debates with 3 against 1.

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    • Replies: @Yak-15
    I am sort of tired myself of inferring his message from the AltRight and repackaging that for my friends and family. If he is to win he needs to distill his message into something cohesive that does not muddle the message with his nonsensical rambling.
  36. @Steve from Detroit
    It's no coincidence that this speech is excellent and that it came from his using a teleprompter.

    I've thought for many weeks now, he needs to take a page from Ross Perot and buy 30 minutes on one of the networks (if they would even sell it to him). He needs to calmly and rationally explain all of the points they will not let him make during the debates. No moderator, no interviewer, just him.

    I think it would be overwhelmingly effective.

    “I think it would be overwhelmingly effective.”

    Yes, that’s what Reagan did so well.

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  37. @bored identity
    CNN's BREAKING SLEAZE:

    OMG,was Donald sticking sticking his filthy ficus too close to Jessica Leeds to prevent her from watching whales go by?!

    Let's get a popcorn and wait if any Main Smear Media outlet follows up on this...

    “Sun-bleached is a nice way of saying the house needs a coat of paint.”

    Vintage Trump

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  38. I think I seen Obama and a picture of some terrorists using that same “O”, gang symbol that Trump is doing. It’s no big conspiracy theory that Obama supports the Muslim freedom fighters of Sunni origin.

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  39. @Steve from Detroit
    It's no coincidence that this speech is excellent and that it came from his using a teleprompter.

    I've thought for many weeks now, he needs to take a page from Ross Perot and buy 30 minutes on one of the networks (if they would even sell it to him). He needs to calmly and rationally explain all of the points they will not let him make during the debates. No moderator, no interviewer, just him.

    I think it would be overwhelmingly effective.

    Doesn’t need to be a 30 minute program. If I was running his campaign half his ads would be a collection of two minute clips. Each clip would be him speaking forcefully. But calmly and making a case for one of his policy points. Perhaps he would talk over some visuals reinforcing his point. Example; he would take about free trade destroying American jobs and propose what he would do about it, while showing the empty mile long General Electric appliance manufacturing campus in Kentucky. The other half of the ads would be hold nothing back attack ads on Hillary.

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    • Replies: @PapayaSF
    "When Hillary Clinton speaks in secret to Wall Street bankers, she says she dreams of open borders. If you believe that anyone in the world has the right to move to the United States, then vote for Hillary. If you don't, vote for me."
  40. “I’ve added a tremendous amount of value to the people of Palos Verdes.
    The houses aren’t a native species, either, if you think about it.”

    Trump in 2007 ; all by himself- no Miller’s training wheels involved

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  41. Wow, “our great cvilisation.. the civilised world.” Trump is a one-man Overton window schlepper. He’s not even dog-whistling any more, he’s openly coming out and going nuclear about the global liars and thieves in the media and finance.

    If he doesn’t come to power constitutionally, don’t expect to be able to go back to ¡Jeb! style politics as normal. That genie won’t go back in the bottle.

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  42. @Harold
    Why does Trump say ‘aeroplane’? Or do Americans only spell it differently?

    Also, this speech sets up Trump to segue into Trump News if he loses.

    That would be almost better than him winning.

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    • Replies: @el topo
    I don't know. Venezuela had a dissident TV station under Chavez. A lot of good it did them.
  43. Thank you Steve and Ron for highlighting this important speech.

    As has been said, “the shackles are off,” and Trump is telling it like it is. If only his message could reach the majority of voters. Alas, we do not own the megaphone. You are doing your part, however.

    Some of us here have been saying, from the beginning of his campaign, that Donald Trump is the candidate who speaks to us and addresses the very issues that concern the people who read and write here. We have explained how we cannot be picky when there is only one, emergent leader who at least says he wants to fix the very problems we bitch and complain about here constantly.

    If this speech is not proof that we are right, that Donald Trump is our leader, then I don’t know what will convince anyone.

    May God protect him and somehow, via some miracle, carry him to victory.

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  44. @Steve from Detroit
    It's no coincidence that this speech is excellent and that it came from his using a teleprompter.

    I've thought for many weeks now, he needs to take a page from Ross Perot and buy 30 minutes on one of the networks (if they would even sell it to him). He needs to calmly and rationally explain all of the points they will not let him make during the debates. No moderator, no interviewer, just him.

    I think it would be overwhelmingly effective.

    Great idea, except for one thing. The MSM won’t allow it. They will do their best to bottle him up.

    For example when Ross Perot tried to buy air time to explain why NAFTA was a bad idea, the networks either refused to sell him air time or sold him time at 4:00 AM. Really they did.

    People ought to go back and study the hatchet job the MSM/Establishment did on selling the American people on NAFTA. It was totally coordinated, all portions of the MSM was in on it. Print, radio and TV were working from one narrative and opposing voices were shut out.

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  45. I’m reliably informed by the Internet that this is his most literally Hitler speech to date.

    You kid, but in reality:

    http://www.infowars.com/google-trends-shows-internet-users-far-more-interested-in-wikileaks-than-trump-allegations/

    https://www.google.com/trends/explore?date=now%207-d&q=wikileaks,trump%20pussy,trump%20women,trump%20allegations

    A Google Trends graph shows that Internet users are vastly more interested in Wikileaks releases than allegations about Donald Trump that have been given blanket coverage by the mainstream media.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Or do I?

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/donald-trump-gives-his-most-extreme-speech-yet-florida

    http://www.salon.com/2016/10/14/slings-and-arrows-donald-trumps-vintage-anti-semitism-victimhood-and-outrageous-fortune/

    Father Coughlin!

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/dark-echoes-in-trumps-talk-of-clinton-world-bank-plot-to-destroy-us-sovereignty/

    http://www.jta.org/2016/10/14/news-opinion/politics/donald-trumps-conspiracy-theories-stir-uneasy-echoes

    It's not just Yglesias -- Protocols fever dreams are everywhere!

  46. @Steve from Detroit
    It's no coincidence that this speech is excellent and that it came from his using a teleprompter.

    I've thought for many weeks now, he needs to take a page from Ross Perot and buy 30 minutes on one of the networks (if they would even sell it to him). He needs to calmly and rationally explain all of the points they will not let him make during the debates. No moderator, no interviewer, just him.

    I think it would be overwhelmingly effective.

    Here’s one of Perot’s infomercials:

    This guy literally bought himself 20% of the vote. (Keep in mind that he dropped out of the race on Jul. 16 – the day Clinton accepted the nomination – and jumped back in on Oct. 1. He finagled his way into the debates that began in mid-October. If he had stayed in all the way through, who knows how well he might have done?)

    Almost all of Perot’s support came from disgruntled Bush voters. (Clinton got roughly the same share of the vote that Dukakis got in ’88.)

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    • Replies: @utu
    Before Perot there was Larouche with 60min spots.
  47. @jason y
    it's curious that the octopus has gained with women but lost with men since pussygate, at least according to the la times poll. i wonder who could have predicted that?

    Because females are attracted to alpha males, while beta males envy them. DUH

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  48. @Anonymous
    I'm reliably informed by the Internet that this is his most literally Hitler speech to date.

    I heard parts of this speech live in my truck on the way to the rifle range yesterday. Limbaugh broadcast some if it. From what I heard, it was fantastic — Trump’s best, most articulate performance so far.

    As I listened to it, though, I realized that the MSM wasn’t going to cover it. I was right — I didn’t see any of it on the 6:00 news.

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  49. Holy mackerel! That is one hell of a speech. He has made the case clear: if he is not chosen over her, then the people really do want and deserve globalization and a hostile elite, and are going to get them, good and hard.

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    • Replies: @non-Anon
    Good points. However, I have decided to stop agonizing over what else the traitorous MSM and Hillary's campaign might do to Trump in the coming month.

    For those that have already decided who to vote for, all these allegations and smearing will make very little difference, if any. All this absurd theater has two primary purposes, IMO:

    Less important: To sway the undecideds towards Hillary, but there are only so many undecideds left who can be persuaded away from one candidate and towards the other.

    More important: To demoralize Trump's base so that many of us don't bother to actually cast a vote, thinking that it's already over. This has to be their primary goal.

    In support of the above point, just look at how many people here have been saying "it's over, he's done" for weeks now, ever since the first debate. That was precisely the goal of this disinformation campaign (call it special warfare if you like), and it's unfortunately worked on a non-insignificant portion of Trump's base. The trolls that have appeared here lately (e.g. Tiny Duck) have as their only purpose to demoralize us.

    The flip side: I believe it's a lot easier to motivate people for something than against something. Trump stands for something and his base is motivated by it. Hillary can't motivate anyone towards anything (unless you're a billionaire, a welfare mom, or a militant feminazi), so her goal is to de-motivate, i.e. motivate undecideds and Trump supporters away from Trump as a person an from his vision for the country. But I don't think that motivating against something is as powerful, so she's playing an inherently weak hand, albeit masterfully, with a ton of resources, and universal support from MSM. And then of course there's a possibility of a massive electoral fraud.

    It remains to be seen if that is enough for Hillary to win. One thing we have to keep in mind: it's not over till it's over, make sure you cast your vote and get others to do so as well.
  50. @Alfa158
    Doesn't need to be a 30 minute program. If I was running his campaign half his ads would be a collection of two minute clips. Each clip would be him speaking forcefully. But calmly and making a case for one of his policy points. Perhaps he would talk over some visuals reinforcing his point. Example; he would take about free trade destroying American jobs and propose what he would do about it, while showing the empty mile long General Electric appliance manufacturing campus in Kentucky. The other half of the ads would be hold nothing back attack ads on Hillary.

    “When Hillary Clinton speaks in secret to Wall Street bankers, she says she dreams of open borders. If you believe that anyone in the world has the right to move to the United States, then vote for Hillary. If you don’t, vote for me.”

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  51. @jason y
    it's curious that the octopus has gained with women but lost with men since pussygate, at least according to the la times poll. i wonder who could have predicted that?

    Trump rising with women after pussygate, who would have predicted that?

    Somebody who knows something about women?

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    • Replies: @Bernardista
    I have the two x chromosomes. None of my chromosomes have ever supported Hillary and they still don't.

    I think bragging about the stuff he did was actually a bit more creepy the actions themselves. I still don't care much about this though.

    I am interested in things like preventing WW3, fixing immigration, and getting the economy back on track.
  52. @jason y
    it's curious that the octopus has gained with women but lost with men since pussygate, at least according to the la times poll. i wonder who could have predicted that?

    If women were repelled by the idea of being sexually dominated by a billionaire, the 50 Shades of Grey books would have been flops.

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  53. OT: There’s a massive corruption scandal involving the Malaysian Prime Minister and his inner circle involving billions of dollars skimmed off a sovereign investment fund. Investigations are underway in Singapore, Switzerland and the US. Where this gets interesting to Americans is that it looks as if the Clintons and Obama are getting sucked in the undertow. After “investments” to the Obama administration’s failed green-energy initiative, the Malaysian PM had a PR opportunity golfing session with Obama. Obama also made an unprecedented two visits to Kuala Lumpur (the last and only presidential visit was LBJ in 1966).

    Please check the link and spread the word as this aspect doesn’t seem likely to make the front page (who gives a toss about Malaysia after all).

    Home

    The blogger is a Muslim with links to the former Mahathir administration. Interestingly he’s a Trump supporter who supports limiting Muslim immigration to First World countries until Islam is reformed and the average Muslim becomes house-trained which should blow some liberal minds. Unfortunately his posts don’t stay up for very long (a wise precaution in Malaysia) so do please check it out and spread the word if you feel this needs disseminating. Cheers.

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    • Replies: @utu
    Mahathir administration used to be the strongest and most vocal opponent of bankster globalization.
    , @Clyde

    OT: There’s a massive corruption scandal involving the Malaysian Prime Minister and his inner circle involving billions of dollars skimmed off a sovereign investment fund. Investigations are underway in Singapore, Switzerland and the US. Where this gets interesting to Americans is that it looks as if the Clintons and Obama are getting sucked in the undertow.
     
    When the world is running down, the MSM will spin what's still around. The megaphone smirks, ignores and slams on a case by case basis.
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  55. I wanted to read a transcript so I Googled it. Here’s most of the first page results:

    NPR: Trump Responded to Assault Accusations in a Speech Thursday

    vox: Trump’s bizarre, frightening speech responding to sexual assault allegations

    Bezos Post: Trump leans in hard to conspiracy theory, says there’s a global conspiracy against him

    uselectionatlas: Did Trump just deliver the most Reichsparteitagy…

    alternet: In Nazi-Like Speech, Trump Responds to Sexual Assault Claims

    national memo: In Blustering Speech Trump Hints At Anti-Semetic Themes

    Is Reichsparteitagy a word? Almost like the media was conspiring to put up an electric thought-crime fence. Do Not Read This, because they know that millions and millions of Americans are completely fed up but aren’t used to hearing it said.

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    • Replies: @Bill

    Bezos Post: Trump leans in hard to conspiracy theory, says there’s a global conspiracy against him
     
    LOL! How can they lack so much for self-awareness? The emperor's nakedness: a conspiracy theory! LOL!
  56. @candid_observer
    I think this would be a terrific idea.

    He needs to get his real message out, at least once, not subject to the filters and invented distractions the media can otherwise impose on him.

    It would also reinforce his seriousness as a Presidential candidate.

    And it wouldn't be a situation like the debates with 3 against 1.

    I am sort of tired myself of inferring his message from the AltRight and repackaging that for my friends and family. If he is to win he needs to distill his message into something cohesive that does not muddle the message with his nonsensical rambling.

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    • Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber
    Trump refuses to memorize talking points on trade and immigration, so any chance of decisively winning the third debate is out the window already. This circuitous, tortured rambling he does whenever asked a question during an interview or going on a tangent during a rally is indecipherable to the layman. Joe Sixpack doesn't know that Hillary supports expanding the H-1B visa program or that Hillary flip-flopped twice on KORUS or that Hillary lied to Russia about the Libyan no-fly zone. Talk about that instead of issuing endless streams of gibberish about toughness and winning and all the other garbage Trump keeps repeating over and over, like some demented parrot. At least issue down-ballot threats to Ryan so funds start rolling in for television spots. Instead, they pull out of Virginia. Great.
  57. Election has gone full Calvinball.

    Turns out this is not the Flight 93 Election, but the Calvinball election.

    Heard it here first.

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  58. Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

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    • Replies: @Sean
    No way he could jail them, but if they are convicted in a court of law and sentenced to a jail term, Trump could pardon them.

    His political opponents are safe, but running is a very high stakes gambit for Trump, his business is vulnerable to the inevitable government investigations following a Hillary win. If he loses, he will certainly be ruined, and quite possibly check himself into a mental hospital to avoid jprison.

    , @rod1963
    Nice concern trolling.

    We're already a post-Constitutionalist Republic thanks to Obama and Congress. But you wouldn't know that. Obama already rules by fiat.

    What Trunk wants is a special investigation into the Obama investigation into Hillary.

    It was quite clear that Hillary along with her staff violated multiple Federal laws in regards to handling highly classified information that would put anyone else into Federal prison for years.

    Seriously it is and there are men in prison right now because they screwed up. Yet Hillary makes up shit and walks.

    It's rotten as can be and needs to be looked into.
    , @Amasius
    Hillary broke the law many times over. There needs to be a proper investigation and she needs to go to prison. NOT doing that would be proof of banana republic status-- which is where we are right now.

    Fiat Justitia ruat caelum.
    , @neutral
    Politicians that are above the law is what defines the 3rd world more than anything, Hillary is corrupt as one can get, and she has broken laws that others have been thrown in jail for.
    , @Opinionator
    He didn't threaten to jail her. He said he'd appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the email issue.
    , @LondonBob
    You think laws don't apply to the Clintons?
    , @Desiderius

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.
     
    Not jailing her would be more third world, actually.
    , @EriK
    A special prosecutor is third world?
    Good to know, I guess.
    , @reiner Tor
    The fact that the governing party's candidate didn't go to jail in spite of committing a felony, is supported by something like 90% of the media (with 10% more clandestinely supportive), is given questions before debates, that she had received hundreds of millions of $ apparently in pay to play schemes while holding high office, and the media is not interested in the story at all, etc. etc. - all this is actual third world governance norm now.

    What's your question?

    , @guest
    Did we turn into a Third World country after the left reversed the '72 election by hounding Nixon out of office?
    , @Discard
    What's wrong with jailing a Secretary of State who sold favors to foreign interests?
    , @Bill
    He isn't going to put Hillary in jail. For pity's sake. Go be a hysterical little girl somewhere else.
    , @Anonymous
    He's not threatening to jail her for losing the election, he's saying she should be in jail for what she's done, and that if he were in office, he'd bring back law and order and she would be in jail.

    Big distinction.

  59. @Stan Adams
    Here's one of Perot's infomercials:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPIVI0CbCmg

    This guy literally bought himself 20% of the vote. (Keep in mind that he dropped out of the race on Jul. 16 - the day Clinton accepted the nomination - and jumped back in on Oct. 1. He finagled his way into the debates that began in mid-October. If he had stayed in all the way through, who knows how well he might have done?)

    Almost all of Perot's support came from disgruntled Bush voters. (Clinton got roughly the same share of the vote that Dukakis got in '88.)

    Before Perot there was Larouche with 60min spots.

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  60. @BrokenSymmetry
    OT: There's a massive corruption scandal involving the Malaysian Prime Minister and his inner circle involving billions of dollars skimmed off a sovereign investment fund. Investigations are underway in Singapore, Switzerland and the US. Where this gets interesting to Americans is that it looks as if the Clintons and Obama are getting sucked in the undertow. After "investments" to the Obama administration's failed green-energy initiative, the Malaysian PM had a PR opportunity golfing session with Obama. Obama also made an unprecedented two visits to Kuala Lumpur (the last and only presidential visit was LBJ in 1966).

    Please check the link and spread the word as this aspect doesn't seem likely to make the front page (who gives a toss about Malaysia after all).

    Home

    The blogger is a Muslim with links to the former Mahathir administration. Interestingly he's a Trump supporter who supports limiting Muslim immigration to First World countries until Islam is reformed and the average Muslim becomes house-trained which should blow some liberal minds. Unfortunately his posts don't stay up for very long (a wise precaution in Malaysia) so do please check it out and spread the word if you feel this needs disseminating. Cheers.

    Mahathir administration used to be the strongest and most vocal opponent of bankster globalization.

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  61. @bored identity
    CNN's BREAKING SLEAZE:

    OMG,was Donald sticking sticking his filthy ficus too close to Jessica Leeds to prevent her from watching whales go by?!

    Let's get a popcorn and wait if any Main Smear Media outlet follows up on this...

    It’s not the same woman. Here is a photo of the California Jessica Leeds:

    http://www.pvnews.com/archive/trump-crosses-the-property-line/article_240bd5bc-041e-58af-a3d3-30421a4c0295.html

    Leave false accusations to the left, please.

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    • Replies: @bored identity
    Oh, Jack....Wasn't that the longest sigh of relief in the history of the October Surprises?

    You can start to inhale again.


    My sincere apology to the rest of Steve's commentariat; The CTH is usually pretty reliable.
  62. @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    No way he could jail them, but if they are convicted in a court of law and sentenced to a jail term, Trump could pardon them.

    His political opponents are safe, but running is a very high stakes gambit for Trump, his business is vulnerable to the inevitable government investigations following a Hillary win. If he loses, he will certainly be ruined, and quite possibly check himself into a mental hospital to avoid jprison.

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  63. @TomSchmidt
    Holy mackerel! That is one hell of a speech. He has made the case clear: if he is not chosen over her, then the people really do want and deserve globalization and a hostile elite, and are going to get them, good and hard.

    Good points. However, I have decided to stop agonizing over what else the traitorous MSM and Hillary’s campaign might do to Trump in the coming month.

    For those that have already decided who to vote for, all these allegations and smearing will make very little difference, if any. All this absurd theater has two primary purposes, IMO:

    Less important: To sway the undecideds towards Hillary, but there are only so many undecideds left who can be persuaded away from one candidate and towards the other.

    More important: To demoralize Trump’s base so that many of us don’t bother to actually cast a vote, thinking that it’s already over. This has to be their primary goal.

    In support of the above point, just look at how many people here have been saying “it’s over, he’s done” for weeks now, ever since the first debate. That was precisely the goal of this disinformation campaign (call it special warfare if you like), and it’s unfortunately worked on a non-insignificant portion of Trump’s base. The trolls that have appeared here lately (e.g. Tiny Duck) have as their only purpose to demoralize us.

    The flip side: I believe it’s a lot easier to motivate people for something than against something. Trump stands for something and his base is motivated by it. Hillary can’t motivate anyone towards anything (unless you’re a billionaire, a welfare mom, or a militant feminazi), so her goal is to de-motivate, i.e. motivate undecideds and Trump supporters away from Trump as a person an from his vision for the country. But I don’t think that motivating against something is as powerful, so she’s playing an inherently weak hand, albeit masterfully, with a ton of resources, and universal support from MSM. And then of course there’s a possibility of a massive electoral fraud.

    It remains to be seen if that is enough for Hillary to win. One thing we have to keep in mind: it’s not over till it’s over, make sure you cast your vote and get others to do so as well.

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    • Replies: @TomSchmidt

    The flip side: I believe it’s a lot easier to motivate people for something than against something. Trump stands for something and his base is motivated by it. Hillary can’t motivate anyone towards anything (unless you’re a billionaire, a welfare mom, or a militant feminazi), so her goal is to de-motivate, i.e. motivate undecideds and Trump supporters away from Trump as a person an from his vision for the country. But I don’t think that motivating against something is as powerful, so she’s playing an inherently weak hand, albeit masterfully, with a ton of resources, and universal support from MSM
     
    Obama wanted to run against Romney, since Romney would depress the white working class vote as the avatar of the man who took their jobs away. What you say is undoubtedly true: I have never seen a candidate have people more energized than Trump. There is simply no energy on Hillary side.

    I live in the state where, if Trump wins it, the national Lanndslide will be so large that it won't make any difference if I vote or no. But I will speak. There's no going back to the kabuki from before.
  64. @The Z Blog
    I've been pointing out for years that Hillary Clinton is strikingly incompetent. She seems to surround herself with people not very good at whatever it is she is doing at the moment. The e-mail server is a great example. They made rookie mistakes that look deliberate. It's like she wanted to get caught. The leak of the Trump sex tape is another ham-handed caper. You drop something like that the week before the election, not in October. That way, the other campaign cannot respond in time.

    The Gore campaign dropped the Bush DUI story a day or two before the election. It probably cost Bush a point or two at the minimum and maybe more. A narrow win became a tie. This Trump sex tape has now run out of steam entirety and it has opened the line of inquiry into Bubba's sexual escapades. Rasmussen has polled on it and the impact on Trump has evaporated. Now the focus is on Hillary's conduct with regards to her husband's many paramours.

    Similarly, the NYTimes was very foolish to run the pile-on story the other day. Now Team Trump is preparing to make Carlos Slim a topic. That's going to let Trump tie all of this to his best issue - immigration.

    Trump is a terrible politician, but he is blessed by incredibly stupid opponents.

    The leak of the Trump sex tape is another ham-handed caper. You drop something like that the week before the election, not in October. That way, the other campaign cannot respond in time.

    Unless you are desperate and can’t wait any longer and want to distract from Wikileaks.

    Or, unless you have a string of similar bombshells lined up, and these are just the opening salvo.

    Or both.

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  65. Leftist conservative [AKA "mourning in america"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    if trump just keeps repeating the main points from the first part of that speech during the last debate, he can win.

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  66. Stirring stuff:

    Our great civilization, here in America and across the civilized world has come upon a moment of reckoning. We’ve seen it in the United Kingdom, where they voted to liberate themselves from global government and global trade deal, and global immigration deals that have destroyed their sovereignty and have destroyed many of those nations. But, the central base of world political power is right here in America, and it is our corrupt political establishment that is the greatest power behind the efforts at radical globalization and the disenfranchisement of working people. Their financial resources are virtually unlimited, their political resources are unlimited, their media resources are unmatched, and most importantly, the depths of their immorality is absolutely unlimited.

    To be sure, Trump is an imperfect vessel. In a perfect world, we would have a latter-day Henry Cabot Lodge leading the charge. But this is not a perfect world, and we must accept that fact.

    I’m voting Trump.

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    • Agree: Bill
    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    Thanks for the excerpt. He probably just earned himself a bullet with that charge. I thought he was reckless. Maybe this is recklessness, or maybe balls. Amazing to read.
    , @dr kill
    A wise man once said, that 'Trump is not the perfect weapon, but he is the weapon at hand' to murder the Republican Party. Murder of the GOP is what we wish.
  67. @Tiny Duck
    The ignorance on display in these comments makes me physically ill

    Get educated:

    http://verysmartbrothas.com/ava-duvernays-13th-is-the-only-recent-release-you-absolutely-definitely-must-see/

    I’m glad we make you physically ill, you useless micropenis. If we make a couple of million more of you dimwits ill on Election Day, then it’s a shoe-in for DJT>

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  68. @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    Nice concern trolling.

    We’re already a post-Constitutionalist Republic thanks to Obama and Congress. But you wouldn’t know that. Obama already rules by fiat.

    What Trunk wants is a special investigation into the Obama investigation into Hillary.

    It was quite clear that Hillary along with her staff violated multiple Federal laws in regards to handling highly classified information that would put anyone else into Federal prison for years.

    Seriously it is and there are men in prison right now because they screwed up. Yet Hillary makes up shit and walks.

    It’s rotten as can be and needs to be looked into.

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  69. Something that just popped into my head:

    Wasn’t Julian Assange brought up on “rape” charges before he fled to that embassy in London? And Scott Ritter, weapons inspector turned Iraq war critic, did jail time for allegedly contacting underage girls online. Ritter was found guilty after the second batch of charges, so he may have been up to no good. But I wonder to what degree he was entrapped?

    Sex stuff seems a favored means of destroying mavericks.

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  70. Yglesias has gone off the deep end:

    Matthew Yglesias ✔ @mattyglesias
    By the end of this campaign, Trump will be doing dramatic readings of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as revealed by Wikileaks.
    2:21 PM – 13 Oct 2016 · Washington, DC, United States

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    • Replies: @phil
    Readings of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion would be more accurate than standard MSM newscasts. The readings presentation should also name oligarchs, such as Haim Saban and Goldman Sachs, who so control the levers of power.
    , @Lord Jeff Sessions
    yup, still hasn't learned his lesson after getting beaten by two democrat constituents for shits 'n giggles. He must still blame it on redlining or implicit bias.

    Also, he tweeted this out yesterday:https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/786623689357877249

    , @guest
    I don't even follow that joke. Is he saying the Clinton leaks are a hoax? Or are we just supposed to walk away with the message "Trump/Wikileaks bad" and not worry about the rest? And why is Yglesias so obsessed with Jews?
    , @Anonymous
    He's been a nut all along, really, but he's definitely kicked it up to a higher gear lately.
  71. @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    Hillary broke the law many times over. There needs to be a proper investigation and she needs to go to prison. NOT doing that would be proof of banana republic status– which is where we are right now.

    Fiat Justitia ruat caelum.

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  72. @Steve from Detroit
    It's no coincidence that this speech is excellent and that it came from his using a teleprompter.

    I've thought for many weeks now, he needs to take a page from Ross Perot and buy 30 minutes on one of the networks (if they would even sell it to him). He needs to calmly and rationally explain all of the points they will not let him make during the debates. No moderator, no interviewer, just him.

    I think it would be overwhelmingly effective.

    This wouldn’t work now because the networks no longer have the dominance over the TV viewing audience they once did. Also, people’s attention spans have become even shorter than they were then. Even with a more popular messenger than Trump, you couldn’t win that way. While he is speaking interested viewers would be getting interrupted by their social media feeds rebutting what he is saying.

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  73. @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    Politicians that are above the law is what defines the 3rd world more than anything, Hillary is corrupt as one can get, and she has broken laws that others have been thrown in jail for.

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  74. It’s an interesting thought experiment to consider what would happen if Trump had run on just immigration as opposed to immigration and trade. While they are linked in the minds of many people, they are quite different empirically speaking. I wish Trump had simplified the message to just immigration, so he could smash the political correctness on the subject and tell Americans how they are being screwed over long term. On the other that might have caused the media to think of him as even more racist. Also “bring back our jobs” has a strong emotional appeal. So i dunno, maybe protectionism is a necessary part of an immigration restrictionist campaign, although I wish it wasn’t.

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  75. @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    He didn’t threaten to jail her. He said he’d appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the email issue.

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  76. @syonredux
    Yglesias has gone off the deep end:

    Matthew Yglesias ✔ @mattyglesias
    By the end of this campaign, Trump will be doing dramatic readings of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as revealed by Wikileaks.
    2:21 PM - 13 Oct 2016 · Washington, DC, United States
     

    Readings of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion would be more accurate than standard MSM newscasts. The readings presentation should also name oligarchs, such as Haim Saban and Goldman Sachs, who so control the levers of power.

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  77. @The Z Blog
    I've been pointing out for years that Hillary Clinton is strikingly incompetent. She seems to surround herself with people not very good at whatever it is she is doing at the moment. The e-mail server is a great example. They made rookie mistakes that look deliberate. It's like she wanted to get caught. The leak of the Trump sex tape is another ham-handed caper. You drop something like that the week before the election, not in October. That way, the other campaign cannot respond in time.

    The Gore campaign dropped the Bush DUI story a day or two before the election. It probably cost Bush a point or two at the minimum and maybe more. A narrow win became a tie. This Trump sex tape has now run out of steam entirety and it has opened the line of inquiry into Bubba's sexual escapades. Rasmussen has polled on it and the impact on Trump has evaporated. Now the focus is on Hillary's conduct with regards to her husband's many paramours.

    Similarly, the NYTimes was very foolish to run the pile-on story the other day. Now Team Trump is preparing to make Carlos Slim a topic. That's going to let Trump tie all of this to his best issue - immigration.

    Trump is a terrible politician, but he is blessed by incredibly stupid opponents.

    The Gore campaign dropped the Bush DUI story a day or two before the election. It probably cost Bush a point or two at the minimum and maybe more. A narrow win became a tie.

    Others have said this and this is true! This dirty trick allowed the Dems to bitch and moan for years that Bush did not really win due to losing the popular vote to AlGore. Bush would have won the popular vote!
    Dems+ media have ramped this up a hundred fold this time around with the dirty sexual molestation tricks. No one likes Hillary. *EXAMPLE* My very competent dentist told me today he was voting for Hillary as a vote against Trump.
    The Dems entire strategy is not to elevate Hillary. They are unable to do this and unable to increase her favorable numbers. Their strategy is to drag down Trump’s numbers via making Trump look like a jittery idiot (with finger on the nuclear button) and to increase his unfavorable numbers to make Trump voters stay home on election day.

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  78. @syonredux
    Yglesias has gone off the deep end:

    Matthew Yglesias ✔ @mattyglesias
    By the end of this campaign, Trump will be doing dramatic readings of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as revealed by Wikileaks.
    2:21 PM - 13 Oct 2016 · Washington, DC, United States
     

    yup, still hasn’t learned his lesson after getting beaten by two democrat constituents for shits ‘n giggles. He must still blame it on redlining or implicit bias.

    Also, he tweeted this out yesterday:https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/786623689357877249

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  79. So Trump leads again in the Rasmussen and PPD trackers, and is tied in the LA Times tracker. A few more Wikileaks revelations and a repeat in the third debate should see him home.

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  80. @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    You think laws don’t apply to the Clintons?

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  81. @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    Not jailing her would be more third world, actually.

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  82. @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    A special prosecutor is third world?
    Good to know, I guess.

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  83. @Harold
    Why does Trump say ‘aeroplane’? Or do Americans only spell it differently?

    Also, this speech sets up Trump to segue into Trump News if he loses.

    The hipster doofus who penned this song was probably being intentionally anachronistic, but it does have aeroplane in the title.

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    • Replies: @gruff
    Jeff Mangum is worth twenty yous.
    , @slumber_j
    This is the stuff you want, with "aeroplane" right there in the first line--performed by The Box Tops, with a 16-year-old Alex Chilton on lead vocals:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIWY8UyW9bw
  84. @The Z Blog
    I've been pointing out for years that Hillary Clinton is strikingly incompetent. She seems to surround herself with people not very good at whatever it is she is doing at the moment. The e-mail server is a great example. They made rookie mistakes that look deliberate. It's like she wanted to get caught. The leak of the Trump sex tape is another ham-handed caper. You drop something like that the week before the election, not in October. That way, the other campaign cannot respond in time.

    The Gore campaign dropped the Bush DUI story a day or two before the election. It probably cost Bush a point or two at the minimum and maybe more. A narrow win became a tie. This Trump sex tape has now run out of steam entirety and it has opened the line of inquiry into Bubba's sexual escapades. Rasmussen has polled on it and the impact on Trump has evaporated. Now the focus is on Hillary's conduct with regards to her husband's many paramours.

    Similarly, the NYTimes was very foolish to run the pile-on story the other day. Now Team Trump is preparing to make Carlos Slim a topic. That's going to let Trump tie all of this to his best issue - immigration.

    Trump is a terrible politician, but he is blessed by incredibly stupid opponents.

    You’re assuming the tape was the kill shot. I imagine they have plenty more up their sleeves. They’ve been working on the spate of sexual assault/pedophilia stories of the past week for a while, obviously. The tape was just another turn in the Trump’s War on Women saga.

    The real screw-up with the tape was that they were supposed to release it after the second debate, to steal Trump’s thunder should he win and as a sequel to the Machado thing. But they let news of it slip, which ruined the timing.

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  85. @The Z Blog
    I've been pointing out for years that Hillary Clinton is strikingly incompetent. She seems to surround herself with people not very good at whatever it is she is doing at the moment. The e-mail server is a great example. They made rookie mistakes that look deliberate. It's like she wanted to get caught. The leak of the Trump sex tape is another ham-handed caper. You drop something like that the week before the election, not in October. That way, the other campaign cannot respond in time.

    The Gore campaign dropped the Bush DUI story a day or two before the election. It probably cost Bush a point or two at the minimum and maybe more. A narrow win became a tie. This Trump sex tape has now run out of steam entirety and it has opened the line of inquiry into Bubba's sexual escapades. Rasmussen has polled on it and the impact on Trump has evaporated. Now the focus is on Hillary's conduct with regards to her husband's many paramours.

    Similarly, the NYTimes was very foolish to run the pile-on story the other day. Now Team Trump is preparing to make Carlos Slim a topic. That's going to let Trump tie all of this to his best issue - immigration.

    Trump is a terrible politician, but he is blessed by incredibly stupid opponents.

    “Trump is a terrible politician”

    Trump’s not a politician, which is the only reason why he’s succeeded.

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  86. @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    The fact that the governing party’s candidate didn’t go to jail in spite of committing a felony, is supported by something like 90% of the media (with 10% more clandestinely supportive), is given questions before debates, that she had received hundreds of millions of $ apparently in pay to play schemes while holding high office, and the media is not interested in the story at all, etc. etc. – all this is actual third world governance norm now.

    What’s your question?

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  87. @AnonAnon
    When is Stephen Miller running for office? The Independence Day line was my favorite but I think this speech was better than the convention one.

    Much better. This was a great speech. I actually thought Hillary’s convention speech was better. But this is unbelievable. I wonder if it was always planned this way?

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  88. @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    Did we turn into a Third World country after the left reversed the ’72 election by hounding Nixon out of office?

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  89. @syonredux
    Yglesias has gone off the deep end:

    Matthew Yglesias ✔ @mattyglesias
    By the end of this campaign, Trump will be doing dramatic readings of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as revealed by Wikileaks.
    2:21 PM - 13 Oct 2016 · Washington, DC, United States
     

    I don’t even follow that joke. Is he saying the Clinton leaks are a hoax? Or are we just supposed to walk away with the message “Trump/Wikileaks bad” and not worry about the rest? And why is Yglesias so obsessed with Jews?

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  90. @Jack D
    It's not the same woman. Here is a photo of the California Jessica Leeds:

    http://www.pvnews.com/archive/trump-crosses-the-property-line/article_240bd5bc-041e-58af-a3d3-30421a4c0295.html

    Leave false accusations to the left, please.

    Oh, Jack….Wasn’t that the longest sigh of relief in the history of the October Surprises?

    You can start to inhale again.

    My sincere apology to the rest of Steve’s commentariat; The CTH is usually pretty reliable.

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  91. @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    What’s wrong with jailing a Secretary of State who sold favors to foreign interests?

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  92. @syonredux
    Stirring stuff:

    Our great civilization, here in America and across the civilized world has come upon a moment of reckoning. We’ve seen it in the United Kingdom, where they voted to liberate themselves from global government and global trade deal, and global immigration deals that have destroyed their sovereignty and have destroyed many of those nations. But, the central base of world political power is right here in America, and it is our corrupt political establishment that is the greatest power behind the efforts at radical globalization and the disenfranchisement of working people. Their financial resources are virtually unlimited, their political resources are unlimited, their media resources are unmatched, and most importantly, the depths of their immorality is absolutely unlimited.
     
    To be sure, Trump is an imperfect vessel. In a perfect world, we would have a latter-day Henry Cabot Lodge leading the charge. But this is not a perfect world, and we must accept that fact.

    I'm voting Trump.

    Thanks for the excerpt. He probably just earned himself a bullet with that charge. I thought he was reckless. Maybe this is recklessness, or maybe balls. Amazing to read.

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  93. @YT Wurlitzer
    I wanted to read a transcript so I Googled it. Here's most of the first page results:

    NPR: Trump Responded to Assault Accusations in a Speech Thursday

    vox: Trump's bizarre, frightening speech responding to sexual assault allegations

    Bezos Post: Trump leans in hard to conspiracy theory, says there's a global conspiracy against him

    uselectionatlas: Did Trump just deliver the most Reichsparteitagy...

    alternet: In Nazi-Like Speech, Trump Responds to Sexual Assault Claims

    national memo: In Blustering Speech Trump Hints At Anti-Semetic Themes

    Is Reichsparteitagy a word? Almost like the media was conspiring to put up an electric thought-crime fence. Do Not Read This, because they know that millions and millions of Americans are completely fed up but aren't used to hearing it said.

    Bezos Post: Trump leans in hard to conspiracy theory, says there’s a global conspiracy against him

    LOL! How can they lack so much for self-awareness? The emperor’s nakedness: a conspiracy theory! LOL!

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  94. @Yak-15
    I am sort of tired myself of inferring his message from the AltRight and repackaging that for my friends and family. If he is to win he needs to distill his message into something cohesive that does not muddle the message with his nonsensical rambling.

    Trump refuses to memorize talking points on trade and immigration, so any chance of decisively winning the third debate is out the window already. This circuitous, tortured rambling he does whenever asked a question during an interview or going on a tangent during a rally is indecipherable to the layman. Joe Sixpack doesn’t know that Hillary supports expanding the H-1B visa program or that Hillary flip-flopped twice on KORUS or that Hillary lied to Russia about the Libyan no-fly zone. Talk about that instead of issuing endless streams of gibberish about toughness and winning and all the other garbage Trump keeps repeating over and over, like some demented parrot. At least issue down-ballot threats to Ryan so funds start rolling in for television spots. Instead, they pull out of Virginia. Great.

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  95. @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    He isn’t going to put Hillary in jail. For pity’s sake. Go be a hysterical little girl somewhere else.

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  96. @syonredux
    Stirring stuff:

    Our great civilization, here in America and across the civilized world has come upon a moment of reckoning. We’ve seen it in the United Kingdom, where they voted to liberate themselves from global government and global trade deal, and global immigration deals that have destroyed their sovereignty and have destroyed many of those nations. But, the central base of world political power is right here in America, and it is our corrupt political establishment that is the greatest power behind the efforts at radical globalization and the disenfranchisement of working people. Their financial resources are virtually unlimited, their political resources are unlimited, their media resources are unmatched, and most importantly, the depths of their immorality is absolutely unlimited.
     
    To be sure, Trump is an imperfect vessel. In a perfect world, we would have a latter-day Henry Cabot Lodge leading the charge. But this is not a perfect world, and we must accept that fact.

    I'm voting Trump.

    A wise man once said, that ‘Trump is not the perfect weapon, but he is the weapon at hand’ to murder the Republican Party. Murder of the GOP is what we wish.

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  97. @BrokenSymmetry
    OT: There's a massive corruption scandal involving the Malaysian Prime Minister and his inner circle involving billions of dollars skimmed off a sovereign investment fund. Investigations are underway in Singapore, Switzerland and the US. Where this gets interesting to Americans is that it looks as if the Clintons and Obama are getting sucked in the undertow. After "investments" to the Obama administration's failed green-energy initiative, the Malaysian PM had a PR opportunity golfing session with Obama. Obama also made an unprecedented two visits to Kuala Lumpur (the last and only presidential visit was LBJ in 1966).

    Please check the link and spread the word as this aspect doesn't seem likely to make the front page (who gives a toss about Malaysia after all).

    Home

    The blogger is a Muslim with links to the former Mahathir administration. Interestingly he's a Trump supporter who supports limiting Muslim immigration to First World countries until Islam is reformed and the average Muslim becomes house-trained which should blow some liberal minds. Unfortunately his posts don't stay up for very long (a wise precaution in Malaysia) so do please check it out and spread the word if you feel this needs disseminating. Cheers.

    OT: There’s a massive corruption scandal involving the Malaysian Prime Minister and his inner circle involving billions of dollars skimmed off a sovereign investment fund. Investigations are underway in Singapore, Switzerland and the US. Where this gets interesting to Americans is that it looks as if the Clintons and Obama are getting sucked in the undertow.

    When the world is running down, the MSM will spin what’s still around. The megaphone smirks, ignores and slams on a case by case basis.

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  98. @Lord Larperston
    Trump rising with women after pussygate, who would have predicted that?

    Somebody who knows something about women?

    I have the two x chromosomes. None of my chromosomes have ever supported Hillary and they still don’t.

    I think bragging about the stuff he did was actually a bit more creepy the actions themselves. I still don’t care much about this though.

    I am interested in things like preventing WW3, fixing immigration, and getting the economy back on track.

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  99. They are talking on CFRB1010 in Toronto that Trump’s sons are trying to convince him to withdraw from the race. Kevin O’Leary was on there claiming he has heard this from two different Republican sources (maybe Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham?).

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    It’s funny when you think about it. The leftist media and entertainment industry have overwhelmingly been the primary force pushing all manner of lewd, vulgar behavior and language non-stop into America for at least 50 years, and their enablers in the political left have been pushing to normalize it, demanding that it be accepted, pushing for “reforms”, such as forcing people to accept extremely vulgar homosexual parades, and anyone who questions it, is a prude who should be fired. And now, they are the ones who are now standing on a chair shrieking at milquetoast versions of what they have been preaching in Trump, claiming he is deeply immoral and should be condemned as the devil incarnate.

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    • Replies: @schmenz
    Exactly. Their hypocrisy makes me want to vomit.
  101. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @syonredux
    Yglesias has gone off the deep end:

    Matthew Yglesias ✔ @mattyglesias
    By the end of this campaign, Trump will be doing dramatic readings of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as revealed by Wikileaks.
    2:21 PM - 13 Oct 2016 · Washington, DC, United States
     

    He’s been a nut all along, really, but he’s definitely kicked it up to a higher gear lately.

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  102. @The Z Blog
    I've been pointing out for years that Hillary Clinton is strikingly incompetent. She seems to surround herself with people not very good at whatever it is she is doing at the moment. The e-mail server is a great example. They made rookie mistakes that look deliberate. It's like she wanted to get caught. The leak of the Trump sex tape is another ham-handed caper. You drop something like that the week before the election, not in October. That way, the other campaign cannot respond in time.

    The Gore campaign dropped the Bush DUI story a day or two before the election. It probably cost Bush a point or two at the minimum and maybe more. A narrow win became a tie. This Trump sex tape has now run out of steam entirety and it has opened the line of inquiry into Bubba's sexual escapades. Rasmussen has polled on it and the impact on Trump has evaporated. Now the focus is on Hillary's conduct with regards to her husband's many paramours.

    Similarly, the NYTimes was very foolish to run the pile-on story the other day. Now Team Trump is preparing to make Carlos Slim a topic. That's going to let Trump tie all of this to his best issue - immigration.

    Trump is a terrible politician, but he is blessed by incredibly stupid opponents.

    The leak of the Trump sex tape is another ham-handed caper. You drop something like that the week before the election, not in October. That way, the other campaign cannot respond in time.

    Unless you have lots of other things to drop between now and then, which unfortunately may be the case.

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  103. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @biz
    Steve how do you feel about Trump seemingly threatening to jail the losing candidate upon his electoral victory?

    Unchecked demographic change and other trends are ultimately could lead toward the US becoming like a third world country, but Trump is threatening to implement an actual third world governance norm now.

    He’s not threatening to jail her for losing the election, he’s saying she should be in jail for what she’s done, and that if he were in office, he’d bring back law and order and she would be in jail.

    Big distinction.

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  104. @Foreign Expert
    Aeroplane? Remember his mother was Scottish.

    My grandmother was Scottish and she said ‘Jefferson Aeroplane’.

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  105. What the hell is wrong with those of you commenters who zero-in on the “aeroplane” elocution and the music dubbed over a re-jigger of Mr. Trump’s actual speech?

    Have we not LARGER FISH TO FRY – you know: ACTUAL EXISTENTIAL ISSUES – than to get hung up on such trivial ephemera?

    For cryin’ out loud, folks, I had a high school Biology teacher who pronounced “film” as “fill-UM.” It’s a tic, an idiosyncrasy. It’s not an ISSUE.

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    • Agree: Coemgen
    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    Good point. This is a common pattern amongst commenters here. Such is life on the autism spectrum, I guess.
    , @Jack Hanson
    To answer your question. A large portion of this commentariat is on the spectrum.
  106. I am not disappointed with you Trump backers. You are exactly what I thought you were.

    foolish x foolish x stupid.

    Your fearless leader said in very clear english (not that you can understand that) he likes to grab pussy because he can. Now a daily parade of women (about two more a day) pop up and say “yes he does, my name is soandso and he grabbed mine.”

    So down the tubes goes your fearless leader.

    And another dumb Unz review comment section will follow the last one, and on and on it goes.

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    • Replies: @Antonymous
    correction: He said that women allow him to kiss them because he's famous, and then (at some later time) he can go for the gold. This followed a story in which his date said no, and he ... listened. What's the problem here? In context, any idiot can see "pussy grabbing" was not the opening volley.
  107. If this wikileak is correct, a citibank bankster chose almost all of Obama’s cabinet a few months before he became president.

    What were the (not yet leaked) deals that led to Citibank dictating most of Obama’s staff picks before he made them.

    What was the deal with Obama and what were the deals with his cabinet members in exchange for being promoted by Citibank to Obama?

    Citibank did get the biggest bailout in history, I believe.

    If I am understanding this correctly, it is the most damning piece of evidence yet that the government is in the pocket of the bankers.

    https://newrepublic.com/article/137798/important-wikileaks-revelation-isnt-hillary-clinton

    Michael Froman, who is now U.S. trade representative but at the time was an executive at Citigroup, wrote an email to Podesta on October 6, 2008, with the subject “Lists.” Froman used a Citigroup email address. He attached three documents: a list of women for top administration jobs, a list of non-white candidates, and a sample outline of 31 cabinet-level positions and who would fill them. “The lists will continue to grow,” Froman wrote to Podesta, “but these are the names to date that seem to be coming up as recommended by various sources for senior level jobs.”

    The cabinet list ended up being almost entirely on the money. It correctly identified Eric Holder for the Justice Department, Janet Napolitano for Homeland Security, Robert Gates for Defense, Rahm Emanuel for chief of staff, Peter Orszag for the Office of Management and Budget, Arne Duncan for Education, Eric Shinseki for Veterans Affairs, Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services, Melody Barnes for the Domestic Policy Council, and more. For the Treasury, three possibilities were on the list: Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and Timothy Geithner.

    This was October 6. The election was November 4. And yet Froman, an executive at Citigroup, which would ultimately become the recipient of the largest bailout from the federal government during the financial crisis, had mapped out virtually the entire Obama cabinet, a month before votes were counted. And according to the Froman/Podesta emails, lists were floating around even before that.

    This proves that Trump is absolutely correct about the elite/globalist influence on the government.

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  108. I don’t know, unless Trump pulls off a miracle, I think this election signals that Sailer-style citizenism isn’t politically viable. It doesn’t seem possible to build a majority coalition under it’s banner. The only citizenist electoral victories have come from direct referendums like Brexit.

    But in representative democracy, you need much more resources, contacts, and organizational skill. It’s not enough to have ideas that appeal to 51% of the populace. Trump’s ideas are very popular, but everyone’s getting distracted by the sideshows. To win, you need a well-oiled machine to carefully manage the candidate and the campaign. Just look at Wikileaks’ to see how excruciatingly carefully Hilary’s campaign is run.

    You can’t just build that with a flash-in-the pan phenomenon. It takes money, it takes resources, it takes a decade or more of carefully constructing your organizations and groups. With the exception of Likud, there’s no Western country where citizenists have anything like that. And probably for good reason. Yes $60k/yr middle-class workers will show up to the poll, but no they won’t pay for think tanks in DC. You need at least some segment of the educated and wealthy classes to be sympathize with your ideology.

    Again outside Israel, citizenism is anathema pretty much universally to all educated or upper-class people. Romney was endorsed by 30 Fortune 100 CEOs last election, Trump’s endorsed by zero. Among people with PhDs, Trump’s nearly in fourth-place in a two-man race. Say what you will about libertarianism, but that movement spent decades making the ideology at least respectable to bring up at Manhattan cocktail parties. Nominating a WWE hall-of-fame inductee is only making the upper-classes more repulsed by citizenism.

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    • Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber
    Jesus Christ, Ron really was right about there being people here who "[form their] view of the world from reading a few racialist bloggers." The Russians and Chinese devote enormous resources to peddling ultra-nationalist propaganda across all forms of media, why is it that Israel should be condemned for doing so as well? Add the US to the list while you're at it.
    , @Honorary Thief
    I disagree that a Trump defeat invalidates citizenism and "the Sailer Strategy." Would a conventional politician without Trump's temper and scandals be losing right now?
    , @Anonymous
    " It’s not enough to have ideas that appeal to 51% of the populace. Trump’s ideas are very popular, but everyone’s getting distracted by the sideshows. To win, you need a well-oiled machine to carefully manage the candidate and the campaign. Just look at Wikileaks’ to see how excruciatingly carefully Hilary’s campaign is run.

    You can’t just build that with a flash-in-the pan phenomenon. It takes money, it takes resources, it takes a decade or more of carefully constructing your organizations and groups."

    The fact that he rose from someone with 0 political base a short time ago to someone running neck-and-neck with the carefully planned Lenin in pantsuits, despite the constant assault from the media, the entertainment industry, and both establishment parties, shows that it can be built with a flash-in-the pan phenomena if the ideals are popular enough and the candidate has the presence to pull it off.

  109. @Doug
    I don't know, unless Trump pulls off a miracle, I think this election signals that Sailer-style citizenism isn't politically viable. It doesn't seem possible to build a majority coalition under it's banner. The only citizenist electoral victories have come from direct referendums like Brexit.

    But in representative democracy, you need much more resources, contacts, and organizational skill. It's not enough to have ideas that appeal to 51% of the populace. Trump's ideas are very popular, but everyone's getting distracted by the sideshows. To win, you need a well-oiled machine to carefully manage the candidate and the campaign. Just look at Wikileaks' to see how excruciatingly carefully Hilary's campaign is run.

    You can't just build that with a flash-in-the pan phenomenon. It takes money, it takes resources, it takes a decade or more of carefully constructing your organizations and groups. With the exception of Likud, there's no Western country where citizenists have anything like that. And probably for good reason. Yes $60k/yr middle-class workers will show up to the poll, but no they won't pay for think tanks in DC. You need at least some segment of the educated and wealthy classes to be sympathize with your ideology.

    Again outside Israel, citizenism is anathema pretty much universally to all educated or upper-class people. Romney was endorsed by 30 Fortune 100 CEOs last election, Trump's endorsed by zero. Among people with PhDs, Trump's nearly in fourth-place in a two-man race. Say what you will about libertarianism, but that movement spent decades making the ideology at least respectable to bring up at Manhattan cocktail parties. Nominating a WWE hall-of-fame inductee is only making the upper-classes more repulsed by citizenism.

    Jesus Christ, Ron really was right about there being people here who “[form their] view of the world from reading a few racialist bloggers.” The Russians and Chinese devote enormous resources to peddling ultra-nationalist propaganda across all forms of media, why is it that Israel should be condemned for doing so as well? Add the US to the list while you’re at it.

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    • Replies: @biz
    The standard line around here is that Jews have nationalism in Israel but "won't allow" it in America. Nevermind that Israeli Jews and American leftist Jews are actually completely different people who are mostly at odds - those sorts of nuances completely ruin a simplistic, conspiratorial view of the world.

    NB I think the commenter you replied to wasn't actually being anti-Israel or obnoxious in any way. The person wss just pointing out correctly that nationalism is successful in Israel.
    , @Doug
    Huh? I don't think my statement condemned Israel at all. Presumably most people are citizenists to some degree or another. The fact that a variant of that ideology is successful in Israel, would I think be a testament to that country, not a criticism.

    Citizenism has largely been successful in Israel, because of a high-IQ electorate, a hardy and resilient populace, a practical intellectual bent, a general skepticism of ivory tower social theory, and cultural cohesion. It's a little hard to work the whole town into a frenzy about someone wearing the wrong halloween costume, when the community still has living memory of having to fight for its very existence.

    I guess I could see how you could interpret what I'm saying as having some sort of anti-semitic agenda, given some of the insane commuters around here. But if Israel has sensible government and Sweden's committing national suicide, that's not a sign that Israel's at fault. It's just a sign that Swedes are a bunch of pussies.
  110. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Tiny Duck
    Matt Walsh is OWNING Trump and his followers on twitter

    It’s not working, TD. But it’s funny you think your ridiculous posts would have any impact. They are useful as a rough gauge of your IQ, if nothing else.

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  111. @eggheadshadhisnumber
    Jesus Christ, Ron really was right about there being people here who "[form their] view of the world from reading a few racialist bloggers." The Russians and Chinese devote enormous resources to peddling ultra-nationalist propaganda across all forms of media, why is it that Israel should be condemned for doing so as well? Add the US to the list while you're at it.

    The standard line around here is that Jews have nationalism in Israel but “won’t allow” it in America. Nevermind that Israeli Jews and American leftist Jews are actually completely different people who are mostly at odds – those sorts of nuances completely ruin a simplistic, conspiratorial view of the world.

    NB I think the commenter you replied to wasn’t actually being anti-Israel or obnoxious in any way. The person wss just pointing out correctly that nationalism is successful in Israel.

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    • Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber
    The commenter in question said "With the exception of Likud, there’s no Western country where citizenists have anything like that." Likud is not a country and there are plenty of Western nations that promote nationalist/"citizenist" propaganda efforts with far more funds than the Israelis do. The idea of Israel being the only nation to engage in pro-nationalist efforts is both conspiratorial and Judeophobic . Perhaps this is an example of ignorance more so than anti-Semitism?
    , @guest
    It hardly matters that they "are actually completely different who are mostly at odds" for the argument at issue. Because the fact remains that even among pro-Palestinian leftist American Jews they accept the fundamental premise that ethno-nationalism is okay so long as you're a Jew. It may not technically be "nationalism for me but not for thee," because not all of them include themselves in the "me." But they do "get" Israel in a way they'll never, ever allow themselves to get nationalism over here.
  112. @Clyde

    The Gore campaign dropped the Bush DUI story a day or two before the election. It probably cost Bush a point or two at the minimum and maybe more. A narrow win became a tie.
     
    Others have said this and this is true! This dirty trick allowed the Dems to bitch and moan for years that Bush did not really win due to losing the popular vote to AlGore. Bush would have won the popular vote!
    Dems+ media have ramped this up a hundred fold this time around with the dirty sexual molestation tricks. No one likes Hillary. *EXAMPLE* My very competent dentist told me today he was voting for Hillary as a vote against Trump.
    The Dems entire strategy is not to elevate Hillary. They are unable to do this and unable to increase her favorable numbers. Their strategy is to drag down Trump's numbers via making Trump look like a jittery idiot (with finger on the nuclear button) and to increase his unfavorable numbers to make Trump voters stay home on election day.

    herman cain @ 2011 about this time – enuf said

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    @Svigor

    I’m reliably informed by the Internet that this is his most literally Hitler speech to date.
     
    You kid, but in reality:

    http://www.infowars.com/google-trends-shows-internet-users-far-more-interested-in-wikileaks-than-trump-allegations/
    https://www.google.com/trends/explore?date=now%207-d&q=wikileaks,trump%20pussy,trump%20women,trump%20allegations

    A Google Trends graph shows that Internet users are vastly more interested in Wikileaks releases than allegations about Donald Trump that have been given blanket coverage by the mainstream media.
     
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  114. @Auntie Analogue
    What the hell is wrong with those of you commenters who zero-in on the "aeroplane" elocution and the music dubbed over a re-jigger of Mr. Trump's actual speech?

    Have we not LARGER FISH TO FRY - you know: ACTUAL EXISTENTIAL ISSUES - than to get hung up on such trivial ephemera?

    For cryin' out loud, folks, I had a high school Biology teacher who pronounced "film" as "fill-UM." It's a tic, an idiosyncrasy. It's not an ISSUE.

    Good point. This is a common pattern amongst commenters here. Such is life on the autism spectrum, I guess.

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  115. @Doug
    I don't know, unless Trump pulls off a miracle, I think this election signals that Sailer-style citizenism isn't politically viable. It doesn't seem possible to build a majority coalition under it's banner. The only citizenist electoral victories have come from direct referendums like Brexit.

    But in representative democracy, you need much more resources, contacts, and organizational skill. It's not enough to have ideas that appeal to 51% of the populace. Trump's ideas are very popular, but everyone's getting distracted by the sideshows. To win, you need a well-oiled machine to carefully manage the candidate and the campaign. Just look at Wikileaks' to see how excruciatingly carefully Hilary's campaign is run.

    You can't just build that with a flash-in-the pan phenomenon. It takes money, it takes resources, it takes a decade or more of carefully constructing your organizations and groups. With the exception of Likud, there's no Western country where citizenists have anything like that. And probably for good reason. Yes $60k/yr middle-class workers will show up to the poll, but no they won't pay for think tanks in DC. You need at least some segment of the educated and wealthy classes to be sympathize with your ideology.

    Again outside Israel, citizenism is anathema pretty much universally to all educated or upper-class people. Romney was endorsed by 30 Fortune 100 CEOs last election, Trump's endorsed by zero. Among people with PhDs, Trump's nearly in fourth-place in a two-man race. Say what you will about libertarianism, but that movement spent decades making the ideology at least respectable to bring up at Manhattan cocktail parties. Nominating a WWE hall-of-fame inductee is only making the upper-classes more repulsed by citizenism.

    I disagree that a Trump defeat invalidates citizenism and “the Sailer Strategy.” Would a conventional politician without Trump’s temper and scandals be losing right now?

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Trump's meteoric rise and enormous popularity, despite the fact that he is an unpolished, inexperienced politician fighting against enormous pushback from every arm of the establishment, is a confirmation of the popularity of Sailer's ideals and nationalism, not a refutation.

    He's been running neck-and-neck with the establishment candidate, supported by the current administration, the media, entertainment fields, decades of being polished in political roles, etc.

    Think about how far up in the polls he'd be if the hurricane were blowing against her and into his sails.

  116. @biz
    The standard line around here is that Jews have nationalism in Israel but "won't allow" it in America. Nevermind that Israeli Jews and American leftist Jews are actually completely different people who are mostly at odds - those sorts of nuances completely ruin a simplistic, conspiratorial view of the world.

    NB I think the commenter you replied to wasn't actually being anti-Israel or obnoxious in any way. The person wss just pointing out correctly that nationalism is successful in Israel.

    The commenter in question said “With the exception of Likud, there’s no Western country where citizenists have anything like that.” Likud is not a country and there are plenty of Western nations that promote nationalist/”citizenist” propaganda efforts with far more funds than the Israelis do. The idea of Israel being the only nation to engage in pro-nationalist efforts is both conspiratorial and Judeophobic . Perhaps this is an example of ignorance more so than anti-Semitism?

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    The idea of Israel being the only nation to engage in pro-nationalist efforts is both conspiratorial and Judeophobic
     
    He was referring to Western countries. Israel is arguably quasi-Western since it was founded by Ashkenazi Jews. Now look at Hungary to see how difficult it is for a Western country to be nationalist without meeting a lot of resistance from fellow Westerners. USG and EU are openly hostile to Hungary, but merely snipe at Israel without causing it-or threatening to cause it-any serious problems.
  117. @Tiny Duck
    The ignorance on display in these comments makes me physically ill

    Get educated:

    http://verysmartbrothas.com/ava-duvernays-13th-is-the-only-recent-release-you-absolutely-definitely-must-see/

    It’s obvious that identity politics posturing is more important to you that moderating economic equality, otherwise you wouldn’t be dissing the Donald so much.

    Bernie has shown his cucksocialist colours by backing Hillary so Donald is the only candidate who can open up the political landscape and create opportunities for the economic left, even if his colorful, hyperbolic rhetoric and corporate tax cuts aren’t to your left-liberal tastes.

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  118. One thing I’d like to know, but haven’t yet seen mentioned (though maybe it has been so) is what will be the dates of the most recent emails in the WikiLeaks dump on John Podesta.

    Imagine if those emails were to be complete up through, say, a month or two ago.

    Imagine what we might find out about in the end. Alicia Machado? The Billy Bush/Trump tape? The supposed sexual assault victims of Trump? The entire strategy on attacking Trump with smears? The coordination with the Times and other media outlets on these attacks?

    I’d be afraid if I were in Hillary’s “friendly” media. Very afraid.

    And the scariest part is if those emails predict what’s going to be thrown at Trump in the next few weeks!

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  119. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Doug
    I don't know, unless Trump pulls off a miracle, I think this election signals that Sailer-style citizenism isn't politically viable. It doesn't seem possible to build a majority coalition under it's banner. The only citizenist electoral victories have come from direct referendums like Brexit.

    But in representative democracy, you need much more resources, contacts, and organizational skill. It's not enough to have ideas that appeal to 51% of the populace. Trump's ideas are very popular, but everyone's getting distracted by the sideshows. To win, you need a well-oiled machine to carefully manage the candidate and the campaign. Just look at Wikileaks' to see how excruciatingly carefully Hilary's campaign is run.

    You can't just build that with a flash-in-the pan phenomenon. It takes money, it takes resources, it takes a decade or more of carefully constructing your organizations and groups. With the exception of Likud, there's no Western country where citizenists have anything like that. And probably for good reason. Yes $60k/yr middle-class workers will show up to the poll, but no they won't pay for think tanks in DC. You need at least some segment of the educated and wealthy classes to be sympathize with your ideology.

    Again outside Israel, citizenism is anathema pretty much universally to all educated or upper-class people. Romney was endorsed by 30 Fortune 100 CEOs last election, Trump's endorsed by zero. Among people with PhDs, Trump's nearly in fourth-place in a two-man race. Say what you will about libertarianism, but that movement spent decades making the ideology at least respectable to bring up at Manhattan cocktail parties. Nominating a WWE hall-of-fame inductee is only making the upper-classes more repulsed by citizenism.

    ” It’s not enough to have ideas that appeal to 51% of the populace. Trump’s ideas are very popular, but everyone’s getting distracted by the sideshows. To win, you need a well-oiled machine to carefully manage the candidate and the campaign. Just look at Wikileaks’ to see how excruciatingly carefully Hilary’s campaign is run.

    You can’t just build that with a flash-in-the pan phenomenon. It takes money, it takes resources, it takes a decade or more of carefully constructing your organizations and groups.”

    The fact that he rose from someone with 0 political base a short time ago to someone running neck-and-neck with the carefully planned Lenin in pantsuits, despite the constant assault from the media, the entertainment industry, and both establishment parties, shows that it can be built with a flash-in-the pan phenomena if the ideals are popular enough and the candidate has the presence to pull it off.

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  120. @Buck Dodgers Superstar
    (((They))) insinuated Trump had a little cock. Why haven't any of the women complained about the size of Trumps cock?? That little cock of his sure was a busy little pecker.

    Anonymous iSteve commenters have indicated that Tim Kaine has a horse-sized appendage.

    No doubt he’ll put it to good use on forcibly-bent native-born Americans after Hillary resigns on Jan. 21 “to spend more time with her family”…

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  121. @non-Anon
    Good points. However, I have decided to stop agonizing over what else the traitorous MSM and Hillary's campaign might do to Trump in the coming month.

    For those that have already decided who to vote for, all these allegations and smearing will make very little difference, if any. All this absurd theater has two primary purposes, IMO:

    Less important: To sway the undecideds towards Hillary, but there are only so many undecideds left who can be persuaded away from one candidate and towards the other.

    More important: To demoralize Trump's base so that many of us don't bother to actually cast a vote, thinking that it's already over. This has to be their primary goal.

    In support of the above point, just look at how many people here have been saying "it's over, he's done" for weeks now, ever since the first debate. That was precisely the goal of this disinformation campaign (call it special warfare if you like), and it's unfortunately worked on a non-insignificant portion of Trump's base. The trolls that have appeared here lately (e.g. Tiny Duck) have as their only purpose to demoralize us.

    The flip side: I believe it's a lot easier to motivate people for something than against something. Trump stands for something and his base is motivated by it. Hillary can't motivate anyone towards anything (unless you're a billionaire, a welfare mom, or a militant feminazi), so her goal is to de-motivate, i.e. motivate undecideds and Trump supporters away from Trump as a person an from his vision for the country. But I don't think that motivating against something is as powerful, so she's playing an inherently weak hand, albeit masterfully, with a ton of resources, and universal support from MSM. And then of course there's a possibility of a massive electoral fraud.

    It remains to be seen if that is enough for Hillary to win. One thing we have to keep in mind: it's not over till it's over, make sure you cast your vote and get others to do so as well.

    The flip side: I believe it’s a lot easier to motivate people for something than against something. Trump stands for something and his base is motivated by it. Hillary can’t motivate anyone towards anything (unless you’re a billionaire, a welfare mom, or a militant feminazi), so her goal is to de-motivate, i.e. motivate undecideds and Trump supporters away from Trump as a person an from his vision for the country. But I don’t think that motivating against something is as powerful, so she’s playing an inherently weak hand, albeit masterfully, with a ton of resources, and universal support from MSM

    Obama wanted to run against Romney, since Romney would depress the white working class vote as the avatar of the man who took their jobs away. What you say is undoubtedly true: I have never seen a candidate have people more energized than Trump. There is simply no energy on Hillary side.

    I live in the state where, if Trump wins it, the national Lanndslide will be so large that it won’t make any difference if I vote or no. But I will speak. There’s no going back to the kabuki from before.

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    • Replies: @guest
    Obama also wanted to run against Romney because Romney invented Obamacare.
  122. @biz
    The standard line around here is that Jews have nationalism in Israel but "won't allow" it in America. Nevermind that Israeli Jews and American leftist Jews are actually completely different people who are mostly at odds - those sorts of nuances completely ruin a simplistic, conspiratorial view of the world.

    NB I think the commenter you replied to wasn't actually being anti-Israel or obnoxious in any way. The person wss just pointing out correctly that nationalism is successful in Israel.

    It hardly matters that they “are actually completely different who are mostly at odds” for the argument at issue. Because the fact remains that even among pro-Palestinian leftist American Jews they accept the fundamental premise that ethno-nationalism is okay so long as you’re a Jew. It may not technically be “nationalism for me but not for thee,” because not all of them include themselves in the “me.” But they do “get” Israel in a way they’ll never, ever allow themselves to get nationalism over here.

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  123. Shills are out in force today, an indication of how epic the speech was! Thanks Steve for posting this. Trump has JFK sized balls, I hope he hires his own security in addition to the Secret Service to prevent the Dealey Plaza security snafus.

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    @Honorary Thief
    I disagree that a Trump defeat invalidates citizenism and "the Sailer Strategy." Would a conventional politician without Trump's temper and scandals be losing right now?

    Trump’s meteoric rise and enormous popularity, despite the fact that he is an unpolished, inexperienced politician fighting against enormous pushback from every arm of the establishment, is a confirmation of the popularity of Sailer’s ideals and nationalism, not a refutation.

    He’s been running neck-and-neck with the establishment candidate, supported by the current administration, the media, entertainment fields, decades of being polished in political roles, etc.

    Think about how far up in the polls he’d be if the hurricane were blowing against her and into his sails.

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  125. @Auntie Analogue
    What the hell is wrong with those of you commenters who zero-in on the "aeroplane" elocution and the music dubbed over a re-jigger of Mr. Trump's actual speech?

    Have we not LARGER FISH TO FRY - you know: ACTUAL EXISTENTIAL ISSUES - than to get hung up on such trivial ephemera?

    For cryin' out loud, folks, I had a high school Biology teacher who pronounced "film" as "fill-UM." It's a tic, an idiosyncrasy. It's not an ISSUE.

    To answer your question. A large portion of this commentariat is on the spectrum.

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  126. @eggheadshadhisnumber
    The commenter in question said "With the exception of Likud, there’s no Western country where citizenists have anything like that." Likud is not a country and there are plenty of Western nations that promote nationalist/"citizenist" propaganda efforts with far more funds than the Israelis do. The idea of Israel being the only nation to engage in pro-nationalist efforts is both conspiratorial and Judeophobic . Perhaps this is an example of ignorance more so than anti-Semitism?

    The idea of Israel being the only nation to engage in pro-nationalist efforts is both conspiratorial and Judeophobic

    He was referring to Western countries. Israel is arguably quasi-Western since it was founded by Ashkenazi Jews. Now look at Hungary to see how difficult it is for a Western country to be nationalist without meeting a lot of resistance from fellow Westerners. USG and EU are openly hostile to Hungary, but merely snipe at Israel without causing it-or threatening to cause it-any serious problems.

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    What "serious problems" have the USG and the EU caused for Hungary?

    Conversely, the USG and the EU are directly responsible, among other things, for the wave of Hamas suicide bombings in the 1990s.
  127. @jason y
    it's curious that the octopus has gained with women but lost with men since pussygate, at least according to the la times poll. i wonder who could have predicted that?

    Thanks to two or three generations of feminism, there are men who reflexively run away from someone who may be guilty of sexual impropriety. Women have not received the same conditioning, which explains why women Trump supporters remain supporters. They’re in it all the way. Trump’s victory unfortunately hinges on how many of these guys will be returning. I still believe he will win and win over 300 electoral votes but it’s going to be annoying to see these delicate flowers tuck tail and run at the first sign of controversy.

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  128. @You Can't Buy Me Hot Dog MAN!
    The hipster doofus who penned this song was probably being intentionally anachronistic, but it does have aeroplane in the title.

    https://youtu.be/_jQXt-R50zQ

    Jeff Mangum is worth twenty yous.

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    • Replies: @You Can't Buy Me Hot Dog MAN!
    On the Hipster Doofus Scale, measured in Magnums, you are correct, Sir!
  129. @Steve from Detroit
    It's no coincidence that this speech is excellent and that it came from his using a teleprompter.

    I've thought for many weeks now, he needs to take a page from Ross Perot and buy 30 minutes on one of the networks (if they would even sell it to him). He needs to calmly and rationally explain all of the points they will not let him make during the debates. No moderator, no interviewer, just him.

    I think it would be overwhelmingly effective.

    I also agree, although rod1963 could be right that the mainstream media won’t allow it, or won’t sell him the time. Even putting it on youtube would be something worth doing, though, and would get tens of millions of hits if it was on his account.

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  130. @eggheadshadhisnumber
    Jesus Christ, Ron really was right about there being people here who "[form their] view of the world from reading a few racialist bloggers." The Russians and Chinese devote enormous resources to peddling ultra-nationalist propaganda across all forms of media, why is it that Israel should be condemned for doing so as well? Add the US to the list while you're at it.

    Huh? I don’t think my statement condemned Israel at all. Presumably most people are citizenists to some degree or another. The fact that a variant of that ideology is successful in Israel, would I think be a testament to that country, not a criticism.

    Citizenism has largely been successful in Israel, because of a high-IQ electorate, a hardy and resilient populace, a practical intellectual bent, a general skepticism of ivory tower social theory, and cultural cohesion. It’s a little hard to work the whole town into a frenzy about someone wearing the wrong halloween costume, when the community still has living memory of having to fight for its very existence.

    I guess I could see how you could interpret what I’m saying as having some sort of anti-semitic agenda, given some of the insane commuters around here. But if Israel has sensible government and Sweden’s committing national suicide, that’s not a sign that Israel’s at fault. It’s just a sign that Swedes are a bunch of pussies.

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    • Replies: @IHTG
    There are a lot of reasons why Israel is the way it is, but the high IQ of the electorate ain't one of them.
    , @eggheadshadhisnumber
    I see, your phrasing regarding "Likud" must have given me the wrong impression. Given that the rest of your comments appear to bear no malice, it would appear that you are correct. In regards to the original subject, don't you think Trump's inability to focus on his core issues is a bigger impediment than the lack of an intellectual support structure?
  131. @TomSchmidt

    The flip side: I believe it’s a lot easier to motivate people for something than against something. Trump stands for something and his base is motivated by it. Hillary can’t motivate anyone towards anything (unless you’re a billionaire, a welfare mom, or a militant feminazi), so her goal is to de-motivate, i.e. motivate undecideds and Trump supporters away from Trump as a person an from his vision for the country. But I don’t think that motivating against something is as powerful, so she’s playing an inherently weak hand, albeit masterfully, with a ton of resources, and universal support from MSM
     
    Obama wanted to run against Romney, since Romney would depress the white working class vote as the avatar of the man who took their jobs away. What you say is undoubtedly true: I have never seen a candidate have people more energized than Trump. There is simply no energy on Hillary side.

    I live in the state where, if Trump wins it, the national Lanndslide will be so large that it won't make any difference if I vote or no. But I will speak. There's no going back to the kabuki from before.

    Obama also wanted to run against Romney because Romney invented Obamacare.

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    Obama also wanted to run against Romney because Romney invented Obamacare
     
    I know little about the successes and/or failures of Romneycare, but it's hardly inconceivable that a program might work (or fail less quickly) in one state, especially a rich one like the Commonwealth, yet still be wrong for the whole country.
  132. @gruff
    Jeff Mangum is worth twenty yous.

    On the Hipster Doofus Scale, measured in Magnums, you are correct, Sir!

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  133. @dave chamberlin
    I am not disappointed with you Trump backers. You are exactly what I thought you were.


    foolish x foolish x stupid.


    Your fearless leader said in very clear english (not that you can understand that) he likes to grab pussy because he can. Now a daily parade of women (about two more a day) pop up and say "yes he does, my name is soandso and he grabbed mine."

    So down the tubes goes your fearless leader.

    And another dumb Unz review comment section will follow the last one, and on and on it goes.

    correction: He said that women allow him to kiss them because he’s famous, and then (at some later time) he can go for the gold. This followed a story in which his date said no, and he … listened. What’s the problem here? In context, any idiot can see “pussy grabbing” was not the opening volley.

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    • Replies: @Doug
    I think a sound-byte that would play very well would be to compare to the phrase grab the bull by the horns. It's a metaphor, maybe a distasteful one, but only an obtuse idiot would read it literally. If you go out and tell a protege to grab the bull by the horns you're not advocating disembowlment by bovine.
  134. @larry lurker
    Just a guess: They might be covering up whatever music was actually played at the event in order to avoid having the video automatically flagged for copyright violation. I'm sure that including the original music would fall under Fair Use, but it's probably far less of a headache to just replace the music rather than deal with DMCA bullsh*t (which puts your account at risk of termination) every time you upload a video.

    Eleanor Mondale, Coati Mundi, and a few other E-list celebs did a cable tribute show to Madonna, but couldn’t, or wouldn’t, license her songs. So they staged a record hop in a rented dance hall, and did their interviews in the hallway outside. Evidently that made it an “event” which they were “covering”, giving them “fair use” rights.

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  135. @guest
    Obama also wanted to run against Romney because Romney invented Obamacare.

    Obama also wanted to run against Romney because Romney invented Obamacare

    I know little about the successes and/or failures of Romneycare, but it’s hardly inconceivable that a program might work (or fail less quickly) in one state, especially a rich one like the Commonwealth, yet still be wrong for the whole country.

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    I seem to remember Jonathan Gruber saying that the Massachusetts program would not have worked without Ted Kennedy secretly putting federal funds into the program. The idea was to make it look like Romneycare could work everywhere.
  136. @Reg Cæsar

    Obama also wanted to run against Romney because Romney invented Obamacare
     
    I know little about the successes and/or failures of Romneycare, but it's hardly inconceivable that a program might work (or fail less quickly) in one state, especially a rich one like the Commonwealth, yet still be wrong for the whole country.

    I seem to remember Jonathan Gruber saying that the Massachusetts program would not have worked without Ted Kennedy secretly putting federal funds into the program. The idea was to make it look like Romneycare could work everywhere.

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  137. @Antonymous
    correction: He said that women allow him to kiss them because he's famous, and then (at some later time) he can go for the gold. This followed a story in which his date said no, and he ... listened. What's the problem here? In context, any idiot can see "pussy grabbing" was not the opening volley.

    I think a sound-byte that would play very well would be to compare to the phrase grab the bull by the horns. It’s a metaphor, maybe a distasteful one, but only an obtuse idiot would read it literally. If you go out and tell a protege to grab the bull by the horns you’re not advocating disembowlment by bovine.

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  138. @Bill
    That would be almost better than him winning.

    I don’t know. Venezuela had a dissident TV station under Chavez. A lot of good it did them.

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  139. @You Can't Buy Me Hot Dog MAN!
    The hipster doofus who penned this song was probably being intentionally anachronistic, but it does have aeroplane in the title.

    https://youtu.be/_jQXt-R50zQ

    This is the stuff you want, with “aeroplane” right there in the first line–performed by The Box Tops, with a 16-year-old Alex Chilton on lead vocals:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIWY8UyW9bw

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  140. @Doug
    Huh? I don't think my statement condemned Israel at all. Presumably most people are citizenists to some degree or another. The fact that a variant of that ideology is successful in Israel, would I think be a testament to that country, not a criticism.

    Citizenism has largely been successful in Israel, because of a high-IQ electorate, a hardy and resilient populace, a practical intellectual bent, a general skepticism of ivory tower social theory, and cultural cohesion. It's a little hard to work the whole town into a frenzy about someone wearing the wrong halloween costume, when the community still has living memory of having to fight for its very existence.

    I guess I could see how you could interpret what I'm saying as having some sort of anti-semitic agenda, given some of the insane commuters around here. But if Israel has sensible government and Sweden's committing national suicide, that's not a sign that Israel's at fault. It's just a sign that Swedes are a bunch of pussies.

    There are a lot of reasons why Israel is the way it is, but the high IQ of the electorate ain’t one of them.

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  141. @Doug
    Huh? I don't think my statement condemned Israel at all. Presumably most people are citizenists to some degree or another. The fact that a variant of that ideology is successful in Israel, would I think be a testament to that country, not a criticism.

    Citizenism has largely been successful in Israel, because of a high-IQ electorate, a hardy and resilient populace, a practical intellectual bent, a general skepticism of ivory tower social theory, and cultural cohesion. It's a little hard to work the whole town into a frenzy about someone wearing the wrong halloween costume, when the community still has living memory of having to fight for its very existence.

    I guess I could see how you could interpret what I'm saying as having some sort of anti-semitic agenda, given some of the insane commuters around here. But if Israel has sensible government and Sweden's committing national suicide, that's not a sign that Israel's at fault. It's just a sign that Swedes are a bunch of pussies.

    I see, your phrasing regarding “Likud” must have given me the wrong impression. Given that the rest of your comments appear to bear no malice, it would appear that you are correct. In regards to the original subject, don’t you think Trump’s inability to focus on his core issues is a bigger impediment than the lack of an intellectual support structure?

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  142. Jesus Christ, Ron really was right about there being people here who “[form their] view of the world from reading a few racialist bloggers.” The Russians and Chinese devote enormous resources to peddling ultra-nationalist propaganda across all forms of media, why is it that Israel should be condemned for doing so as well? Add the US to the list while you’re at it.

    Annelies M. Frank, what a comparison! Russia, China, Israel. Yes, I can see the parallels. Thanks for the tip.

    (Jews love doing this. Tailoring their BS to their audience. This same guy would call it “ANTI-SEMITISM!!!” if someone made the same comparison in different company.)

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  143. @Anonymous
    It's funny when you think about it. The leftist media and entertainment industry have overwhelmingly been the primary force pushing all manner of lewd, vulgar behavior and language non-stop into America for at least 50 years, and their enablers in the political left have been pushing to normalize it, demanding that it be accepted, pushing for "reforms", such as forcing people to accept extremely vulgar homosexual parades, and anyone who questions it, is a prude who should be fired. And now, they are the ones who are now standing on a chair shrieking at milquetoast versions of what they have been preaching in Trump, claiming he is deeply immoral and should be condemned as the devil incarnate.

    Exactly. Their hypocrisy makes me want to vomit.

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  144. @fnn

    The idea of Israel being the only nation to engage in pro-nationalist efforts is both conspiratorial and Judeophobic
     
    He was referring to Western countries. Israel is arguably quasi-Western since it was founded by Ashkenazi Jews. Now look at Hungary to see how difficult it is for a Western country to be nationalist without meeting a lot of resistance from fellow Westerners. USG and EU are openly hostile to Hungary, but merely snipe at Israel without causing it-or threatening to cause it-any serious problems.

    What “serious problems” have the USG and the EU caused for Hungary?

    Conversely, the USG and the EU are directly responsible, among other things, for the wave of Hamas suicide bombings in the 1990s.

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  145. One thing that’s particularly funny about the left’s finger-pointing at Trump supporters over “conspiracy theories” is that Illary famously blamed her clan’s woes on a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” AFAICT, she’s only ever doubled-down on that statement since.

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  146. @Steve from Detroit
    It's no coincidence that this speech is excellent and that it came from his using a teleprompter.

    I've thought for many weeks now, he needs to take a page from Ross Perot and buy 30 minutes on one of the networks (if they would even sell it to him). He needs to calmly and rationally explain all of the points they will not let him make during the debates. No moderator, no interviewer, just him.

    I think it would be overwhelmingly effective.

    What you’re saying between the lines (and I agree from bitter and lengthy experience in various realms) is that Trump’s most vicious and evil opponent isn’t Hillary Rodham…but the MSM.

    She of course is their courtesan.

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  147. @eggheadshadhisnumber
    I see, your phrasing regarding "Likud" must have given me the wrong impression. Given that the rest of your comments appear to bear no malice, it would appear that you are correct. In regards to the original subject, don't you think Trump's inability to focus on his core issues is a bigger impediment than the lack of an intellectual support structure?

    Is “Likud” a trigger word for you?

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  148. […] analysis and discussion of the speech here and here. Trump put the globalists, the Clinton Machine, and the whore media on notice. If there is war, […]

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