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Fascinating to see news of Trump saying something treated as a big deal when it's recorded on audiotape, privately, to one person...

...but when it's publicly to millions we have to both-sides it.

It's the implied intent to keep it secret that renders it "interesting".
When Trump says something publicly, his good intent is assumed:

"He's playing down COVID-19 to reassure people."

He says the same thing privately and the assumption is:

"He played down COVID-19 for political reasons."

Media assumptions are bad in both cases.
Then, of course, there's the question of why Trump wanted to calm people about a coronavirus that CALLED FOR public action in response...

...but showed no interest in calming people about bogus caravans of immigrants that called for NO public action.
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A shill for literal Nazis. Charles Murray no longer hiding behind the thin veil of academia to justify his racism. Profoundly disgusting. So are the academic bigots like Tom Nichols and Bill Kristol who have for years promoted this racist human garbage.
These “#NeverTrumpers” have promoted eugenicist Charles Murray for years. He’s helped them advance their racist agenda under the cover of Murray’s junk “science.” They don’t like Trump because he says the quiet parts out loud. But they have long supported the GOP’s bigoted views. ImageImageImageImage
Charles Murray is co-author of the racist screed “the Bell Curve” which links intelligence to race & socioeconomic class. It’s junk science that serves the GOP well in writing racist policies. “the Bell Curve set the stage for Trumpist immigration policy“
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24 August 2020 #BetweenTheLinesDotVote Analysis

Our 5 Questions + Why? Part 3 of 5

Who SHOULD win?

When you ask most people who they will vote for, and then ask them who should win, the answer repeats. The interesting thing is that it doesn't always repeat.
2) Why might that be? Our process of selection, the two major parties we have, their primaries, etc., it's all a very long way from ideal. I can easily imagine a very different system. Let me show you. For example, let's still keep our two major parties, yes?
3) But, imagine that the process takes a year or more, and begins with an unlimited ballot. You can write in any name you want, and no names are on specific offer. This would give rise to leaders recognized as such. Picture we do this by state until just 1 leader has a majority.
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1) #2020Election F.U.D.

We've always been gaslit by FakeNews every election year. This year is no different & worse.

FEAR: Demonrats will steal the election😱

UNCERTAINTY: Can Silent Majority win?🤔

DOUBT: Joe out-polls Trump👀

Let's explore a bit…🧐👇
2) #2008Election

To look ahead, we need to look back. 2008 is a good frame of reference to start with. #HopeAndChange 1st black, yada, yada.

Impressive, but pales in comparison to Reagan's #MorningInAmerica landslide.

NoName threw the race by backstabbing Sarah Palin🙄👇
3) #2012Election

2012 is also a good reference.

The trill is gone. #Obamacare... Shovel ready jobs that weren't… #OccupyWallStreet (#OWS)...

Simply put , Middle America didn't care for fundamentally changing America.

And RINO @PierrEDelectO threw the race…😡👇
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According to @brianstelter’s and @ananavarro, the opinions of others, even if their own family members = fact.
Under their same theory, then it’s true @brianstelter (Tater) isn’t a journalist, but a hack and a shill, stunningly oblivious to hypocrisy & can’t distinguish between facts/opinions, or truth/lies. His obsession with Fox & Trump is a bandaid to cover his numerous insecurities
Also under that same theory, @ananavarro was never a Republican and has whored herself out to the liberal media/politicians in exchange for any real principles she may have once had. She also has a love/hate relationship with food and spanx.
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This is the fate of all #NeverTrumpers... @ProjectLincoln @TheRickWilson @gtconway3d @MittRomney @JohnKasich

👇🏻👆🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👆🏻👇🏻

Progressive Pundit Torches Kasich: 'We Don't Want Him Either.' pjmedia.com/election/paula…
.@pbolyard: “Look, I have no problem with those on the right who can’t find it in their hearts or consciences to support President Trump. I struggle with it too.
But it’s an entirely different thing to throw one’s support to a candidate and a party whose views are completely antithetical to everything you’ve professed to believe... your entire political career. It’s neither principled nor sensible to support that which you claim to hate.”
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My grandpa enlisted at 17. He spent his life on a ship & planted my family in a Navy town, Virginia Beach. He told me Republicans were better on military issues, so at 15 I became a Republican. I was told the racism & homophobia of certain GOP elements were just fringe because...
...my grandpa was thinking from a Navy perspective, where you treat everyone in a uniform with respect. The GOP nominated McCain when I was in middle school, Romney when I was in high school. Both good & decent men- I didn't get why Dems called these Republicans evil.
After 2012, the GOP attempted reform. I embraced marriage equality, a smart social safety net, climate change, racial justice- and believed the GOP would catch up. In 2015, as a college student, I was #NeverTrump from the outset. I watched with horror as Trump's influence grew.
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My Response to Michelle Obama’s speech from the Democrat Convention Thread
Pt. One-

Within the first minute of listening, she angered me. I felt the need to respond.

You’re correct, it is a hard time... You’ve seen sacrificing and suffering, firsthand. It’s how you got you to
where you are today. Well, that part is definitely true. But, at what cost and who paid it? We’re all feeling it in a different way. Also true, but who’s been really been having a more difficult time?

Do you think you paid for it during the years that your husband was POTUS?
When your family was the darlings of the #MSM? You remain untouchable by them. Therefore, who paid the most these past 4+years? You love this country so much? I don’t know how you can say that when you continue to do anything that you can to divide Americans and pursue a path
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Steve Calabresi: "This tweet [for delaying election] is fascistic & is itself grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment & removal."

If he & Barr don't disavow, impeach both.

Better late than never, but...

A thread on timing & moral courage
1/
nytimes.com/2020/07/30/opi…
2/ We need to reckon with who stood up for the rule of law, often at personal cost.

And who conveniently shifted w/ the polls.

The true #NeverTrumpers, some of my heroes:
@chkbal
@ProjectLincoln
@ForTheRuleOfLaw
@AVindman Yovanovich, etc.
You know who you are. Thank you.
3/ Never forget which conservatives fought Trump before Covid19...

And which conservatives waited until Trump plummeted in the polls to abandon a dead pipeline to power.

Trump's tweet was nothing compared to Russia/Ukraine/Child Cages.
But its timing was a lot more convenient.
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This doctor is a total fraud. Mandeep Mehra, MD is a professor of medicine, director of the Heart & Vascular Center at @BrighamWomens, and editor-in-chief of @ELS_Cardiology, & the lead author of, according to the @guardian, the @TheLancet's biggest retractions in modern history. Image
Mehra co-authored a now discredited hydroxyCQ article responsible for incalculable damage worldwide with this fraudster Dr. Sapan Desai. Desai founded a textbook marketing company called #Surgisphere which was found to have fake 5-star reviews on #Amazon from fake physicians. Image
Desai's deception's go at least back to 2004 where, under scrutiny, his former papers were examined and found to have photographic manipulation of biology slides. In fact, in 2010 the Guardian noted that his @Wikipedia page was flagged due to editors questioning his bonafides.
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1/8 Okay, so we see here that @HeerJeet really, really, really hates @ProjectLincoln because @danpfeiffer really isn't all that favorable towards them either. But I like the article too.
2/8 One thing I found interesting is that @danpfeiffer perceives daylight between @ProjectLincoln and #neoconservatism, even if many #NeverTrumpers are #neoconservatives and #NeverTrump was a #neoconservative project.
3/8 @HeerJeet notices, apparently from the article, that @ProjectLincoln spends little on swing states. I notice from the article that their work seems mostly aimed inside the beltway. That's also where #neoconservatives have the most influence.
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This article was written by EVAN SAYETT of Townhall.

NEVER MORE TRUTHFUL WORDS SPOKEN!!

My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets
are “beneath the dignity of the office.”

Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency
We tried statesmanship.

Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?

We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?

And the results were always the same. This is because,
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Another exclusive club for Philanthropists: Yellowstone Club in Big Sky #Montana

Gates, Schmidt, NBCUniversal Steve Burke, Wall Street, NFL etc 🙄

businessinsider.com/why-the-yellow…
2009: Plane crashes on its way to uber exclusive Yellowstone Club #Montana where Gates, Schmidt, Kutcher hang...

3 #California familes w/kids die 🔥🔥🔥

mercurynews.com/2009/03/23/cal…
Exclusive Yellowstone Club membership is capped @ 864 & you gotta have major $$$ to be a member so...

2009 🛩 crash = significant 🧐 #Montana #California ImageImageImage
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I was one of 6 resident fellows at @harvardiop in fall of 2016. Two of them were Republicans. Both #NeverTrumpers (at that time). I'm so proud of one of them today. @ddkochel helped get rid of #WhiteNationalist @SteveKingIA last night. /1 Image
The other joined our #RacistInChief @realDonaldTrump's @USDOJ shortly after kissing us all goodbye at Harvard. I'm trying to hold on to my sense of her humanity back then, but I will never forgive @whignewtons for proudly working for an obvious racist. /2
Oh, and she strongly defended DOJ while it launched a war against my trans brothers and sisters, and jailed children and babies after ripping them from their parents at the border.

It pains me to write all this, but holding it in hurts even worse. WHITE SILENCE=DEATH /end Image
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If you've been following my Twitter TL for the past few weeks, you'll have noticed that I'm bringing a lot of smoke for the #NeverTrumpers...and today I (finally) weighed in on the Biden veepstakes. There is a reason for this...
I'll explain in a second but first a quick question...have you ever been friends with someone who dropped you the minute someone more popular took an interest in them? Have you ever dated someone who was grateful for the benefits of couplehood that you provided while they...
Continued to hold out for someone "better?" Have you ever worked for a boss who openly wished they could find a "better" worker to do your job but refused to fire you because you were adequate?...

This is how I feel certain Democrats view POC (especially black) voters...
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I always look to the #NeverTrumpers to get a clear picture of the DS/democrat narrative preview.

The [nevertrumpers] are [their] song birds.

The narrative [they] pushed before was the #fauxpeachment. Now [they] are pushing the narrative of the highest unemployment since ...
... the Great Depression.

Imagine the possibility of [these people] using a fast spreading flu to kill the Trump Economy and insert into the history books [they] write, that Trump was the third president impeached and had the highest unemployment since the depression.
...
...
This is a sickness.

What is the narrative for?

Is it to change the direction of policy?

OR

Is it so [they] get to hear what [they] desperately want to hear?

Did 36 million people lose their jobs so democrats could see certain things in print?

TDS is dangerous.
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Yes, it is. The Democratic Party is the party of globalization and social welfare. That’s what all the Dem economists talk about the need to address offshoring with a stronger social safety net.
Progressives often cry out ‘Pelosi is acting like a Republican’ or something. This just shows how captured they really are. No, she’s acting like a Democrat. You’re the outlier. It’s not your party.
Here @perrybaconjr is 100% correct. The Democratic Party coalition is run by #NeverTrumpers, who basically never really disagrees with Dem elites on much except the worth of being on the Bush family Christmas card list. fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-n…
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My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I'm not bothered by Donald Trump's lack of decorum. They ask if I don't think his tweets are "beneath the dignity of the office."

Here's my answer:
We Right-thinking people have tried dignity -- There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.
We tried statesmanship -- Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized "collegiality" as John McCain?

We tried propriety has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?
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1. @POLITICOMag sent me to the first "Summit on Principled Conservatism," where prominent #NeverTrumpers mulled the future of the right and agonized over the prospect of Bernie as the Democratic nominee. @TheRickWilson called it "the fucking apocalypse."

politico.com/news/magazine/…
2. But some #NeverTrumpers are considering voting for Sanders to oust Trump—or outright saying they'll cast a ballot for the socialist—if he's the candidate. Here's @BillKristol, who, like several Virginian NeverTrumpers, planned to vote for @JoeBiden in the primary today:
3. @RadioFreeTom, who gets extra points for being a Rhode Islander, said of the @BernieSanders agenda, “I know how to argue against policies like that. I don’t know how to argue against mendacity as a policy.”

But he thinks Bernie will lose to Trump.

politico.com/news/magazine/…
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1. Why is Bernie popular among Dem voters but not Dem elites? Studying monopolies in different markets has give me a new perspective on the Democratic Party. Because the Democrats, as it turns out, are a concentrated market. Here's how it works.
2. The Democratic Party at a national level is just two formal things. It organizes a platform and it organizes a convention to pick a Presidential nominee. But informally the Democrats are a market where the products are different policies. And elites control distribution.
3. The gatekeeping over distribution is a set of institutions like nonprofits, philanthropies, unions, and most important, TV media. The New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC and CNN are an informal cartel that organizes which ideas are legitimate.
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1. Many of us in politics, depending on age, have seen these tensions for 5, 15, 25, 35 years. But we have been stymied because the broad historical narrative elite types know is wrong, written without banks and corporate power. It's why I wrote Goliath.
2. Let's take a problem very few think about on the left. The collapse of military effectiveness/capacity because Bill Clinton consolidated defense contractors. Who opposed that? Turns out in 1996 it was... Congressman @BernieSanders. theamericanconservative.com/articles/ameri…
@BernieSanders 3. Mass layoffs in the 1990s from Clinton's policies re: defense contractor monopolies induced enormous anger from white men and their families whose lives were destroyed. Huge political impacts with consolidation in agri-business, banking, media, tech. And yet...
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Read this piece and explain how this condescending presentation telling an elected leader he can’t follow through on his agenda is anything but outrageous. washingtonpost.com/politics/youre…
“ He demanded an explanation for why the United States hadn’t won in Afghanistan yet, now 16 years after the nation began fighting there in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.”

How is this anything but reasonable?
“That phrase... disgusted not only the military leaders at the table but also those uniform sitting along the back wall... They all were sworn to obey their commander in chief’s commands, and here he was calling the war they had been fighting a loser war.“

So he wasn’t polite?
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1. Why are #NeverTrumper so frustrating? Turns out GOP politics mirrors Dems politics almost exactly. In the 1990s/2000s, Clinton and Bush reacted to the end of the Cold War with a fascinating experiment. They sought to break business and finance from control of the state.
2. They placed authority in the Fed, deregulated banks, enacted NAFTA/the WTO, and regulated banks via bailouts of Mexico and East Asia. Locking it in was the opening to China. A perfect libertarian machine, global utopia. No rules on capital flows, no party to complain to.
3. Here's James Carville: "I used to think that if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the president or the pope or as a .400 baseball hitter. But now I would like to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody."

That's it right there.
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