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Did President Donald Trump launch his Twitter barrage at Elijah Cummings simply because the Baltimore congressman was black?

Was it just a “racist” attack on a member of the Black Caucus?

Or did Trump go after Cummings after a Saturday Fox News report that his district was in far worse condition than the Mexican border area for which Cummings had demagogically berated Border Patrol agents?
Here are Trump’s crucial tweets:

“Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA…

“…the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. (Cummings’) District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

The Fox News report that triggered Trump’s tweets featured a Maryland Republican strategist, Kimberly Klacik, whose videos showed piles of trash and abandoned homes in Baltimore. “A lot of people said he (Cummings) hasn’t even been there in a while,” Klacik claimed.

And Trump, it appears, has more ammunition than that.

Baltimore in 2018 was the murder capital of America and ranked second among her most violent major cities. With St. Louis and Detroit, Baltimore is always at or near the top of the list of the most dangerous American cities.

And what has Cummings, in office 28 years, done to alter that awful reputation?

As for the presence of rats and rodents, Baltimore has competitors.

There have lately been news reports of the homeless in LA and San Francisco living on city sidewalks, defecating where they sleep, attracting rodents and vermin, with little or nothing done about it.

Is it racist to call attention to the decline of so many of America’s great cities that have long been under liberal Democratic rule?

Over this weekend, while Trump was tweeting, nine people were shot dead in Chicago and 39 wounded. Sounds like Baghdad or Kabul.

Is this the new normal that Americans must accept?

A prediction: The incidence of murders, rapes, robberies and assaults in urban America, which saw a steep decline in the last three decades, is about to rise again.

Why? Because the attitudes and policies that produced these sinking rates of crime and violence — especially the dramatic increase in the incarceration of criminals in America — are changing.

In 1980, some 500,000 criminals were in federal and state prisons and jails. By 2016, some 2.2 million inmates were in jails and prisons and another 4.5 million convicts were on parole or probation, being monitored.

As violent criminals were taken off the streets and put behind bars for years, crime fell, and most dramatically in cities like New York, where the backing of cops and intolerance of criminals by mayors Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg was the most pronounced.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans were not victimized by crimes in the last three decades because their would-be perpetrators were behind bars. But today, a campaign is afoot to reduce prison populations and use more progressive methods to deal with crime.

Ex-Vice President Joe Biden, who, as a senator and a chairman of the Judiciary Committee, played a role in taking criminals off the streets, seems almost apologetic about what he and the “law and order” Republicans of those decades accomplished.

ORDER IT NOW

And the mindset that put first the right of the innocent to be free from domestic violence is vanishing. A recent video of NYPD cops being doused with pails of water as they made their rounds in Harlem has gone viral. The number of applicants for police training programs is dropping. Verbal assaults on “white racist cops” have taken a toll on police morale.

We seem to be drifting back to the 1960s, when crime began to soar and “law and order” began to surge as a national issue.

That issue helped Barry Goldwater capture the nomination from a Republican establishment that had controlled his party for decades.

In 1966, Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan ran as a law and order candidate for governor and routed the liberal incumbent by a million votes.

In 1968, Richard Nixon ran as the law and order candidate, which helped him to stave off George Wallace and defeat Hubert Humphrey, whose Democratic Party was almost twice the size as the GOP.

In 1988, Democratic nominee Gov. Michael Dukakis’ prospects for the presidency vanished when he indicated he would not impose capital punishment, even on a criminal who had raped and murdered his wife.

Calling out the urban liberals who run most of America’s cities, for their failure to make those cities more livable and safe, might be a winning issue for Trump in 2020.

Is this where Trump is headed? Is it a coincidence that Attorney General Bill Barr just said he will begin imposing the death penalty?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. KenH says:

    The First Step Act doesn’t exactly strike a blow for law and order. Neither does a collapsing southern border which Trump vowed to secure “on day one”. What Trump says in his circus like rallies and tweets isn’t always what he does in practice and under FSA more felons are being released than were freed under Obama.

    Pat always thinks that it’s 1964 or 1968 all over again and that American history will repeat itself now exactly like it did then.

    • Agree: Realist, bluedog
    • Replies: @ia
    , @Charles Pewitt
  2. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    “And what has Cummings, in office 28 years, done to alter that awful reputation?”

    Does Mr. Cummings, a legislator in the national government, bear any more responsibility for that awful reputation than a Congressman from Nebraska?

    • Replies: @ia
    , @Wally
    , @Realist
    , @Currahee
  3. ia says:
    @KenH

    Obama’s main attack against police was disparate impact investigations by DOJ. And of course if I had a son.

  4. ia says:
    @anonymous

    Does Mr. Cummings, a legislator in the national government, bear any more responsibility for that awful reputation than a Congressman from Nebraska?

    Yes.

  5. Trump is trying to have it both ways as our border remains open and he lets felons out of prison he makes some tweets that make the anti establishment cheer.

    Also while not defending liberal gov’ts in San Fransisco and LA homelessness is on the rise because we have a horrible economy and an opiate problem that Trump isn’t doing anything about. It’s a national issue that effects Warm coastal cities more because that is where the homeless like to congregate.

    • Replies: @Wally
  6. Wally says:
    @anonymous

    said:
    “Does Mr. Cummings, a legislator in the national government, bear any more responsibility for that awful reputation than a Congressman from Nebraska?”

    Seriously? Of course he does.

    “A Congressman from Nebraska” does not represent Baltimore.

    Cumming’s Congressional District includes much of Baltimore city and into Baltimore and Howard counties.

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-trump-baltimore-analysis-20190727-wsnwhl6so5hlhfo5uhmmiz5zfa-story.html

    • Replies: @anonymous
  7. Renoman says:

    You’re gonna have to keep leaning hard on the blacks, it’s the only thing they understand. The Africanization of Cities is a terrible thing to see.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @Curmudgeon
  8. It’s not urban liberals, it’s blacks. Make a city 100% full of white urban liberals & it will be great (unless they let blacks in).

    It is race, race and always – race.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  9. anon[252] • Disclaimer says:

    Illustration for the article…

    What shall be the caption? 🙂

    • Replies: @Miles Long
  10. At first I wondered, like many white folk and everybody at FoxNews, just what might be racist in Trump’s statement. Then, since I self-identify from time-to-time as Black to give myself a leg up, I looked at it with my black eyes:

    “If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

    There it is, in plain sight: DJT is telling a PoC to go back to the shithole from which he comes.

  11. @Bardon Kaldian

    Make a city 100% full of white urban liberals & it will be great (unless they let blacks in).

    Dude, San Francisco might have a few tokens, but it is essentially run by White Liberals, and it is rapidly becoming a true shithole.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
  12. Jason Liu says:

    This is just the outrage of the week, it’ll blow over by the next news cycle

  13. @The Alarmist

    SF is not full of white liberals. It is not even 50% white. So, let me illuminate you.

    1. urban white liberals will make a great urban zone if they are 90-100% of the population-for a while & at the outset.

    2. but, because they are urban liberals, i.e. by definition not ethnically self-conscious & nationalist, they are socio-political idiots & they will start importing alien, non-white races & even worse, start miscegenating with them & hand them reigns of power.

    3. then, their well-ordered city will turn into shithole. Because:

    a) blacks can not make any urban area livable

    b) mestizos can not make any urban area functioning, clean & crime-free

    c) east Asians can not make any urban area anything different from an anthill & zombie-robotic dystopia from horror movies.

    There you are.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  14. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wally

    Sure, I’m serious. What is he, as a member of Congress, supposed to do about it? If Baltimore were crime free, would you give him the credit?

    Just another fake fight, part of the puppet show. Mr. Buchanan wants you to keep voting Red. No doubt there are Beltway pundits on the “Left” using the same s**tstorm of the week to fire up Team Blue.

    • Replies: @Realist
  15. jester says:

    I want all you commentators on this site to know that without qualification I am all for Cummings, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan plus Maxine Walters. These are all great men (and women) with the good sense not to live in their hoods.

    Look, why would any black man with a bit of coin want to live anywhere other than a white area.

    Dear Readers, why do you unfairly criticize these good men of impeccable moral standing. You call them names like race hustlers, rabblerousers, parasites and scum usually flavoured with that F### and N##### word. This is unfair especially when you combine the F and N words.

    I fail to understand why anyone is mad at them for exploiting their own, wearing $2000 outfits, driving expensive Euro cars and living in multi million dollar cribs while their own people live in diseased, crime and rodent infested slums.

    I mean, anyone stupid enough to elect or have these people as leaders deserve what they get.

    It is well known that blacks prefer to be ruled by other corrupt blacks who treat them like dirt rather than a righteous white man. Power to the brothas and sistas !

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
    , @anon
  16. Realist says:
    @anonymous

    Does Mr. Cummings, a legislator in the national government, bear any more responsibility for that awful reputation than a Congressman from Nebraska?

    Of course…it’s his shithole

  17. Realist says:
    @anonymous

    If Baltimore were crime free, would you give him the credit?

    Of course not, if Baltimore were crime free Cummings would not be from there…the city would be white.

  18. Wally says:
    @Futurethirdworlder

    – Facts:
    Opiate prescriptions have lessened and the economy is much better under Trump.

    – I guess the homeless problems in coastal cities like NYC, Philadelphia, & Boston are because of their ‘warm climates’.

    – It’s hard to close the border to illegal aliens when leftist judges prevent it.

    – Letting non-violent criminals out a bit early seems reasonable & cost effective to me as long as they do not have long records. Which is what Trump has done in some cases.

    – The alternative to Trump was Hillary.

    – The alternatives to Trump now are anti euro-white Communists.

  19. @Renoman

    I laugh when I hear commentators like El Rushbo and Hannity say that the entire problem stems from years of democrat control, with the ensuing graft, mismanagement, and coddling of criminals. If only they had been intelligent enough to elect Republican mayors, Sigh.

    While GOP governance would surely have made a dent in the problem (as demonstrated by Giuliani in NYC), as long as 80% single motherhood among blacks remains the the norm, it wouldn’t have been much more than a dent. And, as long as cesspools like Baltimore remain overwhelmingly black, they will be violent and filthy. Civ Nats like the two I mentioned above, who worship at the altar of GDP growth and the fast-fading GOP, fail to say where the problem really lies. But I don’t blame them. Even they must be politically correct if they want to keep their jobs.

  20. @Renoman

    The Africanization of Cities is a terrible thing to see.

    As are the Mexification, Phillipination, Islamification, and several others.

  21. @jester

    Funny….unfortunately.

  22. anon[570] • Disclaimer says:
    @jester

    RE: the N##### word.

    1. It’s Latin for dark.
    2. Niggers were called niggers in the Bible.
    3. Blacks can speak the word, even at the 2016 White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Obama said there was no problem with the use of the phrase Yo, Barry, you did it, my nigger. You did it.”
    4. It’s the name of two African countries full of niggers.

    If the Greeks, Romans, authors of the Bible, and the former President of the United States among other niggers has no problem with using nigger, neither should you. What is it, some holy word like Jehovah?

  23. @Wally

    I know there are homeless all over the country. I told you it is a national issue. Phony gov’t numbers and an inflated stock market do not an economy make. Opiate prescriptions have fallen and heroin use is on the rise.

    The lesser of two evils has been what conservatives have been voting for going on 60 years. It has failed miserably.

    • Replies: @Wally
  24. Paul says:

    “If he [Elijah Cummings] spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

    Donald Trump was offering helpful advice to Cummings. Cummings is an ingrate.

  25. A practical solution: Escape!

  26. @Priss Factor

    I’m sorry I clicked on the blog you posted. The article was pretty good until I came to the hideous body and exposed ass of Serena Williams. It will take awhile to get that nightmare vision of out of my mind. How did she become like an NFL linebacker while older sister Venus remained rail thin? I was so glad that she got her ass handed to her by Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final. Women’s tennis will be much improved when the ghastly Williams sisters finally leave the scene.

  27. @anon

    Brothers from another mother?

  28. Mulegino1 says:

    One wonders if Pat can ever title a column with a declarative statement.

    Of course Trump will capture the law and order issue. The Democrats will concede law and order by default. Criminal “law” is a white privileged/European Christian construct designed with the sole intent of oppressing people of color. “Order” is the internalization of “white privilege.” How could any mainstream Democrat in 2019 possibly favor “law and order”?

  29. @Bardon Kaldian

    I didn’t say SF is full of White Libs, just that it is run by them, but I take your points, and consider myself enlightened.

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  30. KenH says:

    We seem to be drifting back to the 1960s, when crime began to soar and “law and order” began to surge as a national issue.

    Indeed we do but any attempts at restoring law and order will be shouted down as white supremacy and a campaign to mass incarcerate “innocent” black and Latino men. And this message will resonate will nearly half the woke or semi-woke masses of asses.

    Regarding Baltimore, apparently the murder rate in Guatemala is half of Baltimore’s so I say we ship the groids to Guatemala and the Guats to Baltimore. We’ll call it groids for Guats. We’ll tell the Guat government that they’re getting the better deal since the groid population will help them qualify and possibly medal in Olympic sports like track and field and basketball. Not only that but the groids will make Guatemala even more vibrant than it is now.

    • Replies: @Currahee
  31. The problem with the issue of Law and Order in America has to do with the idolatry of Black and Magic.

    Blacks commit the most crime, and the most logical thing is to get tough with the Negroes.
    But blacks are also ‘magical’ and holy-schmoly(according to the official narrative and iconography), and we must pretend every year is all about TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD and Emitt Till.

    Now, if white thugs and louts committed the most crime(especially with non-whites being as their primary victims), then law and order issue would be a good sell. Whites and non-whites could both get behind fighting white criminality and thuggery.

    But the fact is blacks are the main thugs in the US, and they cause most problems. Reality says blacks are thugs, but the narrative and ‘idology’ say blacks are innocents, saints, and magical holy folks. We are still stuck in Civil Rights narrative.

    This is why Law and Order issues are problematic. It’s not because people are against law and order; people certainly aren’t pro-crime. The problem is the ONLY way law and order can win is by getting hard on black thuggery, but this violates the narrative and ‘idology’ of Negroes as magical folks and innocent victims of ‘racism’, sheeeeeiiit.

    “It’s okay to be white” was yesteryear. We need “Blacks are NOT magical.”

  32. @Wally

    -– It’s hard to close the border to illegal aliens when leftist judges prevent it.

    How many divisions does a lower District Court or Appeals Court have to enforce its decisions?

    Seriously, if Trump had cajones, he’d force the SCOTUS to take up the issue of policing out-of-control lower Federal courts, and things like this would be poster-child examples for making Judicial Reform issue number one in 2020.

    Trump: “We’ve tried, but hey, how can we make America great again when a rogue judge is there to block every single step you, the people, want taken?”

    • Replies: @Wally
  33. Currahee says:
    @anonymous

    Really?
    Anonymous? With a comment such as this, I suggest you remain so.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  34. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Currahee

    Please check my others in this thread, then come back with something substantive. I’m not taking up for Mr. Cummings or the criminals who reside in his district. But if politicians are to be held responsible for what’s wrong with Baltimore, shouldn’t it be those in municipal authority?

    It’s just a particularly pointless dribble of racebait, designed to fire up both sides of those gullible enough to vote. Like you, right?

  35. Marcus says:

    Who cares? All he’s going to do with another term is suck off Israel some more

  36. @KenH

    Trump puts the interests of Israel ahead of the interests of the USA.

    Trump wants to flood the USA with mass legal immigration “in the largest numbers ever.”

    Trump refuses to deport the upwards of 30 million illegal alien invaders in the USA.

    Trump is pushing mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration.

    Mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration lowers wages, increases housing costs, swamps schools, overwhelms hospitals, harms the environment, causes suburban and urban sprawl, creates multicultural mayhem, destroys cultural cohesion and brings crime and infectious diseases and Islamic terrorism to the USA.

  37. bluedog says:
    @Wally

    Good old wally is at it again,Trump was better than Clinton blah blah blah,perhaps but not by much both turds left by the same dog in the same heap.judges have no effect on shutting down the border because that’s enshrined in the constitution,the truth is shutting down the illegals is the last thing he wants,just like his getting out of senseless wars,still there still trying to create more wars,so wally your man sucks he’s nothing but a reality star and I’m sure you will run right down to do it all over again,because stupid people do stupid things.!!!

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Wally
  38. crzkat says:

    So? He’s had the middle aged & older white, low education vote all along.

  39. TTSSYF says:
    @bluedog

    And you would suggest, as an alternative to “running right down to do it all over again”, exactly what?

    • Replies: @bluedog
  40. Wally says:
    @Futurethirdworlder

    – The economic metrics being used now are he same as previous administrations.

    – Heroin: Yes, people who want drugs can easily find them. Prohibition does not work. So what? Has nothing to do with your obsessing over Trump.

    I’ll take Trump any day over the alternatives.

    LOL. ‘Failed so miserably’ that Trump won and is a shoo-in for 2020.

    Bringing the Truth about Trump to Those Who Hate Him: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/bringing_the_truth_about_trump_to_those_who_hate_him.html
    Trump’s 60-point accomplishment list : https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/media-blackout-trumps-60-point-accomplishment-list-of-american-greatness
    Giving Trump’s accomplishments their due : https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/6/giving-trumps-accomplishments-their-due/

  41. Wally says:
    @The Alarmist

    Catch up:

    Supreme Court backs Trump administration in illegal immigration case
    https://nypost.com/2019/03/19/supreme-court-backs-trump-administration-in-illegal-immigration-case/

    Many more immigration cases await. It’s called ‘a process’.

    Please learn what you are talking about before inserting foot.

  42. bluedog says:
    @TTSSYF

    Voting for one who has a brain under his orange hair.!!

    • Troll: TTSSYF
  43. @Wally

    I know they are the same metrics and they are manipulated as they have been for decades.

    The drug epidemic is a symptom of the larger socioeconomic problems in the country.

    You are obsessed with Trump. You seem to see him as a father figure.

    Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million. And the demographics aren’t improving in his favor.

    The red on your map is largely open country.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  44. Wally says:
    @bluedog

    Your ignorance of court rulings is an indictment of your crass ignorance.

    We also note that you do not tell us which opposition candidate you think is better.

    Trump over the alternatives any day.

    • Replies: @bluedog
  45. bluedog says:
    @Wally

    Why son the game hasen’t even started and you want to pick one,you should have done that in 2016 and you may have even backed one with a brain.Now does or does not the constitution place the securing of the border directly in the presidents hands,now run along and kiss the Jews water boy behind.As I said stupid people do stupid things and your living proof of that.!!1

  46. TTSSYF says:
    @Futurethirdworlder

    Trump lost the popular vote because 3 million congenital Leftists, mostly in California, voted for the repulsive, sickly, corrupt Hillary. Of course, being a future Third Worlder, you’re no doubt pleased seeing the country flooded with millions of congenital Leftists from the Third World, so I can see that you would be excitedly anticipating it.

    If anyone is obsessed with Trump, it’s not those of us on the political Right who voted for him with varying degrees of enthusiasm. It’s the Lefties who can’t quit obsessing about him, with their melt-downs when Trump was elected and on-going, hyperventilating hysterics and who to this day refuse to accept it, acting like spoiled brats throwing themselves on the floor, kicking and screaming.

    You may be right that demographics are against heritage white Americans. We can’t keep letting in a million legal immigrants a year from the Third World, along with all the illegal immigrants pouring in along the southern border, and have any semblance of what America was 50 or more years ago. In fact, I think it is already gone. As I read recently — it takes a long time to create good things in society, and only a very short time to destroy them. I’m sure this makes you very happy, future Third Worlder. The future is closer than you realize.

  47. bluedog says:
    @TTSSYF

    The future is our own creation including you, we created it by being led by the nose thru lies and propaganda from war to war and clapped our hands for more,people sit on their backsides while their jobs were sent abroad by both the republicans and the democrats and the border opened to flood in the illegals to drive down American wages, again by both republicans and democrats,Reagan with his off-shore accounts and urging business to move out of the country and increase their profits,old Bush with his NAFTA and Clinton for getting it passed and suckers like you whine it all this one or that ones fault,look in the mirror boy and you will see the one to blame, for that image looking back at you is the one.!!!

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  48. @TTSSYF

    One of your problems is that you think acknowledging the truth is an endorsement of it. It’s sloppy thinking like this from boomers like you that got us in this situation.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  49. TTSSYF says:
    @bluedog

    And yet, you still offer no suggestions for moving forward other than a litany of complaints and instructions to “vote for the one with a brain under the orange hair!”

    We had enough problems before 1965. We didn’t need to change the immigration laws to allow millions of unassimilable, congenital Leftist immigrants from the Third World to pour into our country, increasing the population from about 250 million to well over 330 million and destroying any kind of social cohesion. The American people were never asked about (this and so much else of what you recite above). If it were up to me, I would put a moratorium on ALL immigration for at least 20 years (much as we did between about 1922 and 1965) while we at least make an attempt to assimilate the millions who have arrived over the past 50 years.

    You accuse others of “whining” and yet you yourself offer no path forward other than your own pet complaints. I assure you, I have voted against what I believe to be destructive, utter nonsense since I was eligible to vote. Short of becoming an anarchist, I ask again: what would you suggest?

    • Replies: @bluedog
  50. TTSSYF says:
    @Futurethirdworlder

    As a matter of fact, you could not be more wrong about my believing that “acknowledging the truth is an endorsement of it” (my pseudonym, in fact, suggests the opposite). And I may have had the bad luck to have been born during what’s termed the “baby boom” era, but I have never much of anything in common with the typical boomer other than appreciation for the music of that era. So forgive this one instance of sloppy thinking if I incorrectly assumed you were in favor of the facts you mentioned.

  51. bluedog says:
    @TTSSYF

    Why I would bet you voted Bush 2000 and probably repeated the take again in 2004 saying you voted against the lessor of the two evils same as Trump,now people had a choice with Ron Paul but did they get behind him to vote him into office of course not as they ran to rallies with all their slogans clapping for more, and yes you have had other chances in the primaries to vote for someone other than the favored one, the one ordained by the media and their handlers.Now I have voted for 60 years and have seen very little change with the exception of the voters picking the worse of a very sorry lot, so I quit the nasty habit thinking that I could perhaps change the sorry conditions in and of the country,and regardless of how you vote or what you say this country is toast as we slowly sink into third world status of a two class system the wealthy and the poor.!!!

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  52. TTSSYF says:
    @bluedog

    Maybe if you wrote coherently and not in run-on sentences, one could make sense of what you’re trying to say.

    • Replies: @bluedog
  53. bluedog says:
    @TTSSYF

    The simple fact is stay home don’t attend rallies and don’t vote, for it dangerous for your health.When you run down and pull that lever voting once again for the less of the two evils,the only thing you are doing is perpetuating the scam,if every voter simply stop voting it would’nt be long before the 1%, got it that what comes after is not a good sign for their longevity.!!

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  54. TTSSYF says:
    @bluedog

    Please see my previous comment (#54).

    Here’s how I would re-write what you wrote, so it’s understandable.

    “The simple fact is: Stay home. Don’t attend rallies, and don’t vote, for it is dangerous for your health. When you run down and pull that lever, voting, once again, for the lesser of the two evils,the only thing you are doing is perpetuating the scam. If every voter simply stopped voting, it wouldn’t be long before the 1% got that. What comes after is not a good sign for their longevity!”

    Read this a few times, and see if you can’t do better with future comments so we know what the hell you’re talking about.

  55. bluedog says:

    Lol it seems you got the message regardless of how it was written,but the next question is were you able to comprehend it,it seems not for you attacked the messenger rather than the message,which is the sign of a troll.!!!

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  56. @Wally

    Hillary won counties in every state but West Virginia and Oklahoma, and Alaska which doesn’t have counties. Trump won counties in every state but Massachusetts and Hawaii.

    They even managed to split both Delaware and Rhode Island, which have only three and five counties, respectively.

    This map is mostly city mouse vs. country mouse. The rare “blue” rural areas are either minority-dominated, or packed with odd whites– hippies in the Berkshires, greens in the Greens, old Reds around Lake Superior.

    Trump’s gains in the UP, the Driftless, and southern West Virginia are significant, if they can be held after him.

    West Virginia is quite interesting. In most non-Trump races, the GOP does better the closer you get to DC. That’s the opposite of most states in the region.

  57. TTSSYF says:
    @bluedog

    Au contraire. I did not attack you, the messenger, but instead attacked, quite literally, your poorly written message.

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