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Seven things about Don the Con's supporters -delish!

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/9/30/1576113/-If-You-Tell-Me-You-Are-Supporting-Trump-I-Already-Know-Seven-Things-About-You

Tell me you are conservative. Tell me you are Christian. Tell me you are Republican. Tell me any of these things, and I won't make too many assumptions about you. Sure, I may assume you go to church every Sunday, eat red meat, and get most of your news from Fox and Friends, but beyond that, I will withhold judgment on the kind of person you are until I get to know you. In fact, as a Southern white male veteran who lives in a very rural area, most of the people in my circles are of the right-leaning variety. I can attest that most people are fairly decent when you get to know them.

This equation changes when you tell me unequivocally that you are voting for Trump. Instantly, I know there are certain things about you and your character that I can assume that I wouldn't if you told me you supported any other GOP candidate. Ain’t none of them good.

Tell me you are a strong Trump supporter, then you are telling me:

1. You want to be ruled, not governed.

The single trait that predicts the Trump supporter has nothing to do with race, income, or education. A researcher at the University of Massachusetts found that the top predictor of whether a voter supports Trump is his or her proclivity towards authoritarianism.

Authoritarians obey. They rally to and follow strong leaders. And they respond aggressively to outsiders, especially when they feel threatened. From pledging to “make America great again” by building a wall on the border to promising to close mosques and ban Muslims from visiting the United States, Trump is playing directly to authoritarian inclinations.

So spare me your lectures about market freedoms or any constitutional rights you claim to hold dear. You want a dictator in the style of Putin, which pretty much makes you anti-American.

2. You have no class.

Seriously. You don’t. I’m sorry. I tried to revisit this one several times but I don’t know how to sugar-coat it.

It is NOT OKAY that Trump mocked a disabled person. If Hillary did that, it would be a deal-breaker for me. I'd go third-party, or write in my own name. I have standards. You apparently don't. Some people try to justify this by saying Trump didn't really do it. Except he really did, and it was awful.

Tracking Matthew folks - what if he does not turn North

and continues WNW - what then?

He is still going West (add)

Who's watching Rachel

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! The Channel 13 in Michigan reporter has me howling. Love how she asked him how he felt about USA Today saying he's unfit to lead

He fugging lied again - he's leading in the polls. one more lie

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Clinton - Trump's twitter outburst unhinged even for him

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! USA TODAY's Editorial Board: Trump is 'unfit for the presidency'

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/09/29/dont-vote-for-donald-trump-editorial-board-editorials-debates/91295020/
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In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. Instead, we’ve expressed opinions about the major issues and haven’t presumed to tell our readers, who have a variety of priorities and values, which choice is best for them. Because every presidential race is different, we revisit our no-endorsement policy every four years. We’ve never seen reason to alter our approach. Until now.

This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency.

From the day he declared his candidacy 15 months ago through this week’s first presidential debate, Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he lacks the temperament, knowledge, steadiness and honesty that America needs from its presidents.

Whether through indifference or ignorance, Trump has betrayed fundamental commitments made by all presidents since the end of World War II. These commitments include unwavering support for NATO allies, steadfast opposition to Russian aggression, and the absolute certainty that the United States will make good on its debts. He has expressed troubling admiration for authoritarian leaders and scant regard for constitutional protections.

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Lawrence just tore GIngrich and noun verb 9/11 a new one

one's wife kicked him out of the Governor's official home for an affair and the other served divorce papers on one wife in the hospital.

That is how you deal with ReTHUGs.
Go ahead Don the Con - mention Bill Clinton.

One of my siblings and her hubby just told me that when King Con's

pollsters call they tell them they're voting for him - they are Democrats to the bone. They think it's fun to mislead the Con's tools.

Police shoot a lil kid-a little autistic boy - video released

a little autistic boy. They opened fire on an SUV and the kid was in the passenger seat. I can't take much more of this.


The shooting was last year

http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2016/09/graphic-body-cam-footage-shows-louisiana-cops-fatally-shoot-a-6-year-old-autistic-boy/

Could Cat 5 Hurricane Matthew be the October surprise

The longer it takes to turn is the bigger the threat to Jamaica, Cuba and the US mainland.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT14/refresh/AL1416W5_NL+gif/173801W5_NL_sm.gif

Don the Con/aka King Con threatens to skip remaining debates

if Hillary is there
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Plunging the future of the 2016 Presidential debates into doubt, Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday morning that he would not participate in the remaining two debates if Hillary Clinton is there.

Trump blasted the format of Monday night’s debate by claiming that the presence of Clinton was “specifically designed” to distract him from delivering his message to the American people.

“Every time I said something, she would say something back,” he said. “It was rigged.”

He also lambasted the “underhanded tactics” his opponent used during the debate. “She kept on bringing up things I said or did,” he added. “She is a very nasty person.”



http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-threatens-to-skip-remaining-debates-if-hillary-is-there
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