Thirith, Dema, thank you.
I imagine he's talking about the people that crashed Trump's event in Chicago where things got pushy and he had to reschedule it.
Do you have a link for the source for that?
Yes, I already googled and found nothing outside of very sketchy hearsay. If you have some rock solid source, I'd be interested to see it.
Basically, the bad/good news (delete as approprtiate depending on political leanings) is that he wasn't deaded, but there's always another day and another dollar, and don't doubt that there a lot of people who want to do the job.
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From what I can tell, he was accosted and that the person who accosted him was rumoured to be carrying a knife. As for the "far-left" part, it seems it was a supporter of ISIS who aren't exactly the most liberal of folks.
I think it's good news he wasn't killed - his followers are terrifying enough without him being martyred. Alive, he still has a chance to disappoint a load of idiots.
...then someone very wisely decided to check the source, and it turned out to be from a parody website. The fervor died fairly quickly after that.
It's still probably a wise move on his part to de-escalate things a bit. He has nothing to gain and possibly a lot to lose if a riot breaks out at one of his events. At this point in the campaign, he needs to look more mainstream and not be such a lightning rod, so why risk it?
Regarding the protestors, I do not think it's appropriate to protest at the other party's campaign events during the campaign. They should spend their energy rallying behind their candidate of choice instead of trying to disrupt the other party's events. It's ugly politics.
Trum positioning himself as being counter to the mainstream, AKA The Establishment, AKA Herpa Derpa Dur, has been the single major contributor to his success. It's his meal ticket, and he knows it. He won't give it up now, not while he's doing so well, so close to the end of the primaries.
edit: By the way, the next person I see post about the "MSM" unironically, I will hunt them down, and I will puncture their trachea with a ballpoint pen. If they're lucky, that'll be the ONLY thing I'll do. I hate them so much.
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There aren't enough nutters to carry him to a general election victory. At least, that's what the MSM say.
He's not in the general election yet.
And yes, the MSM (GAWWW) is correct in this regard. It's looking more and more likely he'll win the Republican primary, but that's mostly due to the fact that the GOP has been vainly throwing fodder his way in an attempt to stop him with a more marketable candidate, which has only serve to split the vote multiple times in his favor.
His chances of winning the election itself are pretty slim. His only hope is that there are enough voters out there who hate Hillary enough to swallow their pride, and vote for him. But then again, this is the same strategy Hillary is banking on herself, so...
...sigh, it's such a great time to be an American. We're almost spoiled with choices on who to begrudgingly settle on...
I saw a great interview on Zakaria yesterday with the people polling Trump supporters, and it turns out there's one major decisive factor over all others. It doesn't matter your gender, class, race (relatively speaking), region, religion. The overwhelming decisive factor is persons who want to raise their children to be disciplined and obedient vote for Trump. Those that want to raise their children to be open minded and curious don't. All other factors bow to that one metric. Explains a lot.
In other words, the theory his candidacy feeds off economic anxiety and bigotry of working class white men isn't actually what the data shows. The data shows it's more about the culture war. A college educated woman that wants disciplined children will likely vote Trump and a working class man that doesn't likely won't.
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I read that very thing on the Washington Post a few weeks back.
The Authoritarian Test would've been something I wrote off as complete pop psychology bullshit not even a year ago. It's just 4 very short questions that don't seem to answer anything in and of themselves, other than a tendency towards a preferred parenting style. But when you consider the results, it's...well, it's interesting, at least.
Trump v Clinton...I've not missed a chance to vote since I was able but will stay the fuck home if they are my options. The dems putting up Hill I understand...she's carried the flag and suffered greatly...it's her turn. She's a disaster but it's her turn. But Trump???? Just goes to show how fucking pissed off the right is. So angry they'll put this piece of shit in office. Good decisions aren't made while angry.
Edit..and for you left leaning folks...you have to stop and pause/consider why the right is so fucking pissed off.
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Look who's earned his forum gloss.