Obama tells Republicans to drop Trump

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    https://news.vice.com/article/obama-tells-republicans-to-drop-trump

    Well, noting how often the Republicans obstruct and refuse Obama because he's black/muslim/democrat/socialist//whatever, if they actually go along with him now that'll say a lot more that's not in Obama's favor... certainly showing much slander in their actions since Garland was apparently a bad pick for a judge yet something ten quadrillion trillion billion times less important as political candidates saying things would be given more prominence...
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Brilliant political move. Should have a bunch of Republicans grabbing the Trump anchor.
     
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    Clearly baiting Trump to respond with something outrageous. It will probably work, too.
     
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    Well, it's quite easy to bait a shih tzu. They're not very bright breeds.
     
  5. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Slightly OT, thermodynamic, but since you brought up the subject of Merritt Garland...

    The way the polls are going for Trump, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Mitch McConnell is already ruminating on plans to hold confirmation hearings on Garland. From their point of view, it's preferable to letting Hillary nominate somebody else come January. They'll probably try to fast-track it as soon as the election's over.
     
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    Part of the tone, timing and content of Obama's talking points here had to do with our Asian relationships. I mean he was standing at a podium in a bilateral news conference with the Prime Minister of Singapore.

    This guy Trump is the inverse of a patriot, let's put it that way. He puts the President in terrible positions when speaking in such xenophobic and arrogant ways. Our allies run that through their own filters and just go nuts.

     
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    Well, some republican candidates have endorsed Trump already. Ben Carson and Chris Christie for example. Meanwhile, people that supported Clinton are now moving over to the republican party. Not many though, but it's happening. Apparently the same happens in the direct opposite direction, but well...

    Anyway, Trump is getting great support. The past few days I've been watching his rallies live. And he made a comment at one of those, where Clinton has been a few days earlier. He mentioned how there were like over 12.000 people at the place, compared to around 800 when Clinton spoke. Now that's some YUGE difference, right? It just proves how much support he's getting, even considering that he was in a state where he already had a lot of voters, Pennsylvania.

    I'll be supporting Donald Trump all the way. I really wanted to give Sanders a chance, to be truly honest. He seemed like a nice guy to me. But he had to give his win to - to speak with Trump's words - Crooked Hillary. And based on all things I've read about her (even by the Clinton News Network) she simply does not look like the right person to fit the title of President of the United States of America. It's not gonna work.

    Sad that I live in the Netherlands, otherwise he would literally get my vote. :p
     
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    To be fair to humanity, Ben Carson isn't exactly sane and Chris Christie rolls with the flow, not his body rolls, but he rolls as the wind flows to appease his feisty constituents.
     
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    Not sad, that is a good thing for our election outcome, but probably better for you as well on many other fronts ;)
     
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    Sooner or later they'll begin to realize that the harder they hit Trump, the more his supporters support him.

    Just as much as Hillary uses every attack on her to gain strength.

    Nothing thrown at Trump has worked, his main strength is that he's from the outside and is there to change Washington. The more Washington attacks him, the stronger he looks to his supporters.
     
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    Hussein is looking weak and desperate for attention as his reign of the regime winds down. Never one to address real issues of importance, his penchant for creating drama like turning citizens against the police will assure an indelible stain on his legacy.

    Last ditch efforts to look relevant are too little too late. The closer we get to the Coronation, the more miserable the little guy will be. Oh well, knowing he helped Hillary will have to be enough as he slinks off into the sunset.
     
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    Remember, this is the same Obama that said ISIS is a JV team, terrorist attacks are workplace violence and global warming is a bigger threat than ISIS.
     
  14. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    That isn't much of a concern when you're trailing in the polls.

    With the numbers you have now, you lose the election ... no matter how loyal his supporters might be.
     
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    It is like beating a fog they will still be loyal to you.
     
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    Funny, that's what all the "experts" said about Brexit, 2014 mid-terms, 2010 mid-terms, election in Israel, and several others.

    The experts have been wrong on just about everything.

    Polls that use land based telephone lines aren't very good, many don't do online polls. There's been problems with polls for a good while now, mostly because people have gone mobile.
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    According to LA Times, Trump held the lead every single day of July, except 1 day that Hillary came out ahead.
    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-usc-daybreak-poll-methodology-20160714-snap-story.html
     
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    Any man who can't handle his own marriage and businesses from going bankrupt four times can't handle being POTUS. Donald Trump is making a mockery of the Republican Party.

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    ^ Bill is nearly 3x more than Hill. And anywhere between 10x-100x less than Trump. And he probably scored more with women than Trump during the last 20 years without needing to pay them! That's true pimp. When women offer themselves to you for free!

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    Bill Clinton is our only POTUS 007.
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    It's why I appreciate Bill Clinton a whole lot more as time goes by! Multi-tasker. He knew how to juggle a marriage (41 years in Oct), hundreds (if not, thousands) of mistresses, the economy, and peacetime while taking the least amount of vacation days for an eight-year term!

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    Quickies with mistresses was to release steam for the little downtime he had. And I appreciate Hillary for staying in the marriage and pursuing her political career after Bill left office. She could've been like Ivana and try to take half his wealth and live quietly like Barbara and Laura Bush.

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    ^ Even The First Lady can't keep her hands off him! LOL!
     
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    A note on crowd numbers. They're all ********. Every promoter, whether it be for a concert or a campaign, lies about the crowd. And, Trump's got a degree from P.T. Barnum.

    A live shot of Trump doesn't show the dead spaces in the balconies or the empty quarter hidden by a curtain. And, I've been at events where Trump's "estimate" of the crowd off by 30 to 50 percent. Some numbers are beyond the legal carrying capacity of the venue.

    So, don't believe these numbers from anyone but the few media sources willing to actually do a crowd estimate. It's probably wrong, but it's within a AU of the actual number.

    ISIS is the JV team. They're very good at practice and they may even know a few plays—hell under the right circumstances they might even be dangerous—but when facing a real team, they're dog food.

    ISIS has been running the game on one of the weakest militaries in the world—an underpaid, undreamed sad sack of a military force—and has excelled at getting a handful of people, already angry and disaffected, to commit violence.

    That's still JV work. Scary stuff, sure, but that's the whole point. They're fighting an asymmetric war against civilians—striking on Eid in Iraq for example— because they can't dent the Peshmerga lines in the north.
     
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    If Barack Obama called on Republicans to brush their teeth twice daily and wash their hands after using the toilet; they'd still manage to come around in sullen lockstep opposition to the President's outrageous, un-American big-Government proposals.
     
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    Can Obama apply an executive order compelling Republicans to drop Trump?
     
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    I actually wish he would. This nation is so divided right now, it would be the shot heard around the world. Obama has proven to be the most dividing president I can think of. Many think it's part of his plan to divide the nation, he's done nothing to bring the nation together.

    This could cause a civil war.

    All this just proves my point is that this nation needs a divorce very, very badly. The US getting a divorce would be a huge gift to humanity.
     
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    I wasn't aware our low information press made it to the Netherlands.
     
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    Come November KarlJay is going to sound like KarlRove in 2012.
     
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    LOL you guys say the darndest things..
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  25. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Your point was that Trump supporters are ardent.

    My point is that is less important than how numerous they are.

    You don't get bonus points at the ballot box for fervency.
     

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