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Jun 15, 2016, 04:10 PM
 
And this is the result of the GOP Establishment stoking Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS) among its base for the last 8 years in the pursuit of political power. No longer is this type of abject stupidity confined to right-wing talk radio. It's now on full display on the international stage.

Donald Trump said today he was right to imply that President Obama is an ISIS sympathizer.

In an attempt to defend his controversial claims that the president supports the terrorist group, the presumptive Republican nominee tweeted a story from anti-Obama website Breitbart.com that cites a newly discovered “secret” memo the website says proves Obama is an ISIS supporter.

The memo, as it turns out, is neither secret nor does it demonstrate the administration’s support for ISIS or any other policy. Indeed, it’s a recently declassified and heavily redacted intelligence field report from August 2012 about the worsening security situation in Iraq, obtained by the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information lawsuit.

Breitbart falsely concludes that because the memo mentions that al Qaeda in Iraq (a precursor to ISIS) is fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Obama administration therefore supports ISIS.


The Obama administration, particularly through its State Department, has spoken at length about the complicated process of vetting the array of opposition groups in order to avoid supporting those with ties to extremism.



White House spokesman Josh Earnest Monday responded to a question about Trump's claims the same day. "Well, I think what is clear is, if you take a look at the president’s record, it speaks for itself,” Earnest said. “And that record includes a lot of dead terrorists."

Conspirator-in-Chief

Trump is no stranger to pushing conspiracy theories. He practically gave birth to the "birther" movement, which aimed to prove President Obama was not a U.S.-born citizen. That saga ended in dramatic fashion after the president produced his birth certificate to the public. Trump also has a history questioning Obama's Christian faith, once claiming that this birth certificate may list him a Muslim.

Trump also claims, despite any evidence, that "thousands and thousands" of Muslims were cheering from rooftops in New Jersey as the World Trade towers fell on 9/11. He suggested that Supreme Court Jusitce Antonin Scalia may have been murdered. He said that Sen. Ted Cruz's father might have been implicated in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

He has said repeatedly that Obama didn't have the grades to get into the Ivy league schools, suggesting he might not have attended Columbia and Harvard.

Trump has often expressed his belief that autism is caused by childhood vaccinations, a discredited claim opposed by public health officials. And he recently alleged that Hillary Clinton was involved in the death of Vince Foster, a former White House aide who committed suicide in 1993
Donald Trump Pushes Conspiracy Theory That Obama Supports ISIS - ABC News

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Jun 15, 2016, 04:40 PM
 
The actual opposition research report on Trump that the DNC claimed was "hacked" has just been posted in its entirety. Should make for an interesting read. Expect a slew of stories eviscerating him to start appearing based upon this apparently well-documented information.

Hackers Just Released What Appears To Be The DNC’s Opposition Research On Donald trump. Read The Full Document. | Mother Jones

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Jun 17, 2016, 10:17 PM
 
I'm wondering if I can swing a Hillary imitation.

Her voice is low enough I may be able to. The cackle will be tough. Like, it will actually hurt my throat to do it.
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 04:37 AM
 
Rubio flip-flopped back into running for the Senate.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 09:50 AM
 
Guy on record saying he hates being in the senate says he wants to return. Really wonder about this one.
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 11:37 AM
 
Let's dispel this myth he doesn't know exactly what he's doing.
     
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Jun 29, 2016, 01:19 PM
 
The fact that the Trump campaign apparently doesn't realize this sh*t is patently illegal is downright crazy!

Foreign politicians getting fundraising emails from Trump | TheHill

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Jun 29, 2016, 01:25 PM
 
Gee, Donald... don't you know the time to do that is when you're Secretary of State?
     
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Good for the goose, good for the gander, I reckon.
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Gee, Donald... don't you know the time to do that is when you're Secretary of State?
     
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Jul 5, 2016, 04:56 AM
 
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Jul 5, 2016, 09:14 AM
 
"No candidate who has never held elective office....."
     
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Jul 5, 2016, 03:23 PM
 
Nothing on Trump's tendency to retweet neo-nazis?
     
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That got its own thread. The "Bold Strategy" one.
     
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Jul 6, 2016, 09:00 AM
 
Saddam was great at killing terrorists.

Saddam was great at killing innocent people too. I wonder if there's a connection.

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Jul 7, 2016, 01:12 PM
 
The GOP are idiots. They just nationally televised a republican FBI director defending Clinton and explaining why she shouldn't be prosecuted. Paul Ryan is a fool.
     
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Jul 7, 2016, 01:17 PM
 
The only thing to his advantage is everyone being oh so burnt out on this.
     
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Jul 7, 2016, 01:19 PM
 
They are setting Comey up for a firing. The establishment GOP ARE ass canyons and thats why so many are fed up with them and didn't want ANY of them as POTUS.
     
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Jul 7, 2016, 01:30 PM
 
I'm still having trouble processing this season's flip on "Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line".
     
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I'm still having trouble processing this season's flip on "Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line".
Well the GOP is in realignment and increased polarization means even Dems fall in line now.
     
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Jul 7, 2016, 02:17 PM
 
There's also the part, and I swear I didn't make my last post as a setup for this...

Hillary ain't what you call lovable. Falling in line is pretty much the only option.
     
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Jul 13, 2016, 01:34 PM
 
This all happened right in front of me, but I needed to hear someone else (JuRY) say it to cast it into relief.

So... Hillary takes a right-cross from the FBI.

What does Trump do? Defend the dankness of his memes and praise Saddam Hussein.

     
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Jul 13, 2016, 01:44 PM
 
In its own way it demonstrates his fitness as CIC. Man can't even focus when a silver platter is handed to him.
     
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Jul 13, 2016, 02:02 PM
 
I'm waiting for the hit piece commercials.
     
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Strike while the iron is hot.
     
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Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
I'm waiting for the hit piece commercials.
Not quite an ad, but I'm sue it will be. This was posted to Trump's FaceBook page.
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In its own way it demonstrates his fitness as CIC. Man can't even focus when a silver platter is handed to him.
I think he's running so Hillary will be elected, it's not like he's going to kick her when she's down.
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Jul 13, 2016, 06:13 PM
 
Well imagine that ...

Donald Trump: Zero percent of black vote in NBC OH, PA poll.

You know it's bad when even the relatively small percentage of African-Americans that are Republicans are saying "Hell naw!!!!"

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That just proves blacks are racist against Trump
     
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Jul 13, 2016, 06:41 PM
 
^^^

You heard it here first!

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Jul 13, 2016, 06:57 PM
 
The first 3 minutes are pure gold (he bashes both sides):

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The writing is good, but I couldn't get past the smug self-satisfaction.
     
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He's a professional speaker, maybe that's it.
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Jul 14, 2016, 12:24 PM
 
The entire Trump family is speaking at the RNC. Wow.
     
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Jul 14, 2016, 12:26 PM
 
That's because most GOP leaders won't.

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It's almost as if in the absence of an establishment, he creates his own.
     
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Clint should talk to two chairs.
     
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Even Sarah Palin bailed on the GOP convention. That speaks volumes!

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The RNC seems to be going smoothly with no shenanigans
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
The RNC seems to be going smoothly with no shenanigans
The Cruz delegates tried to force a roll call vote on the the platform.

BTW, You can watch the conventions unfiltered on Directv 347
     
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Jul 19, 2016, 12:54 AM
 
So Melania Trump and/or her speech writer decided to plagiarize an entire section of Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech.

Melania Trump Apparently Plagiarized a Section of Michelle Obama's 2008 Convention Speech l Gawker.com

Side by side video here.

And this is where she claimed she wrote it herself!!

"Exclusive: The Trumps speak with Matt Lauer: http://on.msnbc.com/29PYATU"

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And it gets even worse! The Trump campaign is claiming Melania Trump has a college degree when she's actually a DROPOUT.

RNC program flubs Melania Trump's biography - POLITICO

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Originally Posted by OAW View Post
So Melania Trump and/or her speech writer decided to plagiarize an entire section of Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech.


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Melania said Trump "will never ever give up, and most importantly, will never let you down".

     
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Lawrence O'Donnell is looking more and more like the Kingsman.
     
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Originally Posted by OAW View Post
And this is the result of the GOP Establishment stoking Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS) among its base for the last 8 years in the pursuit of political power. No longer is this type of abject stupidity confined to right-wing talk radio. It's now on full display on the international stage.



Donald Trump Pushes Conspiracy Theory That Obama Supports ISIS - ABC News

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Ya know...it was the 2008 Hillary campaign that started the "birther" stuff right?
     
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Ha! Ha!
Yeah, I ripped off Neil Kinnock.

BO was also accused.


Bush speechwriter: Obama plagiarized Bush - POLITICO

BTW, Melania is not the one running for POTUS.
     
 
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