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Hillary Clinton Implies ‘Foreign Adversary’
Could Help Trump Steal Election 41 replies

Posted by Pluperfect 8/20/2020 4:10:27 AM Post Reply

In her Wednesday DNC convention speech, Hillary Clinton implied that a “foreign adversary” could sway the U.S. elections, and suggested that an electoral college victory without a corresponding popular vote win would render the victor’s election illegitimate. “Vote for honest elections, so we, not a foreign adversary, choose our president,” Clinton implored viewers. “And don’t forget, Joe and Kamala can win by three million votes and still lose–take it from me. So we need numbers [to be] overwhelming so Trump can’t sneak or steal his way to victory.” Since losing the 2016 election, Clinton has repeatedly implied that President Trump has colluded with Russia both during and after his election victory.

Obama’s DNC speech was vicious,
dishonest, and mostly about Obama 40 replies

Posted by Magnante 8/20/2020 4:58:47 AM Post Reply

Michelle Obama famously said, “When they go low, we go high.” She should have reminded her husband before he gave his speech for the online Democrat convention. Standing in a room in Philadelphia, with the words “Writing the Constitution” over his right shoulder, Obama gave a speech that almost wholly ignored Biden, whom he’d ostensibly come to praise. Instead, Obama viciously attacked Trump and did a constitutional rewrite that allowed him to cast Trump as a constitutional threat. From the start, Obama was up to his old tricks. Even while he wanted to use the Constitution to challenge Trump, he couldn’t praise it.

Cindy McCain details husband’s friendship
with Biden for DNC 39 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/19/2020 11:08:29 AM Post Reply

Cindy McCain is going to bat for Joe Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air during Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention programming focused on Biden’s close friendship with her late husband, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona. She’s just the latest Republican to join in the convention, after a number of notable GOP former elected officials — including former Ohio Gov. John Kasich — endorsed the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee on Monday night. It’s a continuation of a major theme that Democrats have pushed through the first night of the convention — an effort to broaden the party’s appeal to occasional Republicans and disaffected Trump voters.

Baltimore GOP Candidate Kimberly Klacik
Lays Down an Absolute Knockout With
Stunning New Campaign Ad 37 replies

Posted by Imright 8/19/2020 12:52:19 AM Post Reply

Kimberly Klacik is a Republican Congressional candidate from Maryland’s 7th district. That would be the heart of Baltimore.We could tell you all about Klacik’s political qualifications, activism work, and upbringing.Or we could just show you her latest campaign ad, a stunning kill-shot straight into the heart of Democrat talking points. In the ad, a sharp-looking Klacik takes viewers on a walk through Baltimore. She asks us to put aside the typical talking points and look directly at the visible evidence of decades of exclusive Democrat control. Klacik walks past boarded-up buildings and abandoned property,

Trump backs boycott of
Goodyear over ‘MAGA hat ban’ 34 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/19/2020 12:18:56 PM Post Reply

Sounds like President Trump might be the new Michelin tire man—and that’s not a joke about his weight. Trump called for a boycott of Goodyear tires Tuesday after the company’s workplace tolerance policy banned his trademark #MAGA caps as a display of hate speech on the job. “Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS,” Trump tweeted.(Snip) The ban, which was presented to employees via slides shown by a plant manager, said #MAGA hats are “not acceptable” attire under a “zero-tolerance” policy toward hateful speech. Goodyear also reportedly told workers not to wear anything supporting particular political candidates.

Reds announcer Thom Brennaman
suspended after using homophobic slur 32 replies

Posted by AltaD 8/20/2020 7:56:19 AM Post Reply

Thom Brennaman, the longtime play-by-play man for the Cincinnati Reds, was suspended indefinitely Wednesday and acknowledged his career might be over after video showed him using a homophobic slur on a hot mic earlier in the day. The 56-year-old Brennaman was pulled from the broadcast booth by the Reds after he said, “One of the f-g capitals of the world,” on the Fox Sports Ohio TV broadcast during the first game of a scheduled doubleheader in Kansas City. It was unclear what Brennaman was referring to. (Snip)The Reds in a statement announced the suspension and said they were “devastated by the horrific, homophobic remark.”

Kamala Harris Promises That Joe
Biden Will ‘End This Pandemic’ 31 replies

Posted by Imright 8/20/2020 6:35:29 AM Post Reply

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) vowed that her running mate Joe Biden “will bring us together to end” the coronavirus pandemic.“Joe will bring us together to end this pandemic and make sure that we are prepared for the next one,” Harris said during her VP acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Wednesday night. Harris and other DNC speakers criticized President Donald Trump for the pandemic. “Donald Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods,” she said. Harris’ promise that Biden will end the coronavirus pandemic is not the first disease the Biden campaign has vowed to cure

Yet ANOTHER riot is declared in Portland
on 83rd night of trouble: 200-strong
mob of protesters ‘rallying for BLM and
the total abolition of prison system
and police force’ torch city’s famous
Multnomah Building 31 replies

Posted by zephyrgirl 8/19/2020 11:16:38 AM Post Reply

Portland police declared yet another riot Tuesday night on the 83rd consecutive day of protests after a 200-strong mob of protesters torched the city’s famous Multnomah Building. The group had marched to the county seat of government for the first time, smashing windows and sparking a blaze by pushing lit newspapers through the windows. One image shows the protesters had marked a window to the building with the graffiti: ‘Aim here.’ Demonstrations that often turn violent have racked Oregon’s biggest city for more than two months following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The Curious Problem of Obesity
among the Poor 30 replies

Posted by Magnante 8/19/2020 8:33:26 AM Post Reply

In a recent OpEd from The Guardian, author Larry Elliot opines on the frequency of obesity among low-income households in the U.K., and points out that the problem “in the U.S. mirrors that of the U.K.” Elliot goes on to proclaim, that, “there will be less obesity when people can afford to eat better.” The premise is that poor folks are victims of one injustice or another; in Elliot’s case, he claims they are unable to afford healthy food. This notion has been floating around for several years now, particularly as it relates to children, and is one that is frequently parroted by the left in America.

The second night of the DNC was
somehow worse than the first 28 replies

Posted by Imright 8/19/2020 12:18:15 AM Post Reply

Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination in what might have been the most awkward, unexciting way possible.After a Democratic official announced that Biden had won a majority of the party’s delegates, the virtual event switched over to the high school library where Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, waited. This segment was obviously live because the transition was so clunky that viewers had to watch the two stand there smiling awkwardly while stringed confetti fell from the ceiling.But don’t worry. Democrats made sure to include prerecorded applause from multiple guests, switching back and forth

Stephen Bannon Arrested,
Charged with Fraud by NY Prosecutor 27 replies

Posted by Dreadnought 8/20/2020 10:16:14 AM Post Reply

Former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon and three other defendants were arrested on Thursday morning and charged with fraud by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bannon, along with Brian Kolfage, Timothy Shea, and Andrew Badolato, were charged with defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors who contributed to “We Build the Wall,” an online crowdfunding campaign that has raised over $25 million in funds for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. “As alleged, the defendants defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors, capitalizing on their interest in funding a border wall to raise millions of dollars, under the false pretense that all of that money

Obama, in scathing Trump rebuke,
warns democracy on the line 26 replies

Posted by Imright 8/19/2020 7:55:44 PM Post Reply

WASHINGTON— Barack Obama will issue a blistering rebuke of President Donald Trump in Wednesday’s Democratic Party convention, accusing his successor of unleashing America’s “worst impulses” and treating the presidency as a reality show “to get the attention he craves.”In excerpts released ahead of his address, the former president also puts the stakes in the November election in stark terms, warning that the future of American democracy is on the line in the race between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.“I am also asking you to believe in your own ability — to embrace your own responsibility as citizens —

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