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Old 07-19-2020, 02:31 PM
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Report from an excellent journalist in Portland who I follow Robert Evans (@iwriteok):

Huge crowd in Portland tonight presumably was motivated by Trump declaring that he stopped the rioting in Portland. Early on a bunch of mothers of protestors joined the protest and got tear gassed by the Feds/Unmarked Gestapo/Trumps private police force. Several of the moms were pregnant, so not good.

Then the protestors briefly occupied a police precinct HQ and when the police arrive in force, the crowd went to the unguarded police union office and lit it on fire. Evans said he was surprised the police werenít expecting this kind of secondary target, and also he feels certain the fire was put out rather quickly and easily.

Heís live streaming right now as the pissed off police are making repeated charges into the crowd, but he notes that the protestors are using Hong Kong protest tactics like staying on the move and not trying to hold their ground, not getting into any full-on confrontations with the police.

Fascinating stuff. Iím glad people arenít going to abide secret police, dictatorship and SS bullshit.
If you're interested in hearing more from Robert Evans he has a wonderful podcast called "Behind the Bastards" where he and a guest goes over the history of historical bastards(think Hitler, Stalin, the guy who 'invented' MMS, Pat Roberts, etc) in a very informed and hysterical manner.

They recently did a 6 part series called "Behind the Police" that goes over the historical founding of the modern day police structure and why they have always been Property > People
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Old 07-19-2020, 04:19 PM
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If he was ahead, why did he fire his campaign manager?
The glib answer...

Never steal from a mob boss.

Itís more complex than that, though. People like Trump construct these bubbles around them and populate it with their alternative realities and force their subordinates to accept the alternative reality or torture them until they leave. The thing about that is this: deep down these people know their alternative reality is BS and they have deep seeded insecurities because of it. Those insecurities flare to the surface when things like bad independent polls and sickly looking rallies happen. Tulsa was the last nail in the coffin because it was a real world affirmation that the bullshit alternative world the MAGA folks have created isnít real. Hence, all other negatives about Parscale, including the grifting most of all, were on the table as rationales for his firing.
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Old 07-19-2020, 05:46 PM
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Do you think Joe Biden has the intelligence to serve effectively as president?
Yes 51% (+15)
No 36%
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Do you think Donald Trump has the intelligence to serve effectively as president?
Yes 42% (-10)
No 52%

Do you think Joe Biden has the mental soundness to serve effectively as president?
Yes 47% (+8)
No 39%
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Do you think Donald Trump has the mental soundness to serve effectively as president?
Yes 43% (-8)
No 51%

Do you think Joe Biden has the judgment to serve effectively as president?
Yes 52% (+16)
No 36%
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Do you think Donald Trump has the mental soundness to serve effectively as president?
Yes 40%
No 53%

@FoxNews 7/12-15

Thatís a lot of Trump money spent for no value.
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Old 07-19-2020, 06:12 PM
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Thatís a lot of Trump money spent for no value.
In the post mortem, I bet we discover they've blown their wad on campaign overhead and everyone in Trump's orbit siphoning all the petty cash away from everything but actually winning the campaign.
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Old 07-19-2020, 06:28 PM
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Do you think Joe Biden has the intelligence to serve effectively as president?
Yes 51% (+15)
No 36%
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Do you think Donald Trump has the intelligence to serve effectively as president?
Yes 42% (-10)
No 52%

Do you think Joe Biden has the mental soundness to serve effectively as president?
Yes 47% (+8)
No 39%
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Do you think Donald Trump has the mental soundness to serve effectively as president?
Yes 43% (-8)
No 51%

Do you think Joe Biden has the judgment to serve effectively as president?
Yes 52% (+16)
No 36%
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Do you think Donald Trump has the mental soundness to serve effectively as president?
Yes 40%
No 53%

@FoxNews 7/12-15

Thatís a lot of Trump money spent for no value.
I wish these polls were more swing state specific. No moral victories come November.
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Old 07-19-2020, 08:13 PM
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I just tend to believe some of the polls we saw about a couple of months ago where 55% of the electorate says they wonít vote for Trump. I just donít think thereís a lot of persuadable voters at this point. The race is a referendum on Trump and the majority of Americans have decided to flush him. All thatís left is for Biden to close the deal by looking even keeled and Presidential in his convention speech and the debates. Unless Trump can fracture that 55% enough to win by plurality in the magic combo of swing states through a combination of voter suppression, third party vote sinks, and outright cheating, the math is the math.

And the voter suppression piece will be a lot harder (i.e. impossible) for the Republicans to pull off because theyíre not in positions to abuse their power the way they did in 2016. Marioís Moulitsas chastising Rachel Bitcofer correctly on that point:

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We have Dem Secretary of states in 5 of the 7 core battleground states: AZ, MI, NC, PA, WI. GOP has only FL and GA. We have Dem governors in 4 of those 7: MI, NC, PA, and WI.

To addóitís no accident weíve made those gains. Democratic activists and the party made winning key Secretary of State elections a priority in the last couple of cycles. We are finally playing the long game.
https://twitter.com/markos/status/12...507596289?s=21
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If he was ahead, why did he fire his campaign manager?
I think Parscale still works for him, just back in the area where he started, data collection and email/social media strategy.
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Old 07-20-2020, 06:49 AM
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I think Parscale still works for him, just back in the area where he started, data collection and email/social media strategy.
They can't outright fire Parscale because part of the grift is Trump Jr.'s girlfriend and Eric's wife are drawing big salaries from "working" for one of Parscale's companies, which is one of the campaigns biggest vendor contracts. One of the many ways they're embezzling their own campaign funds.
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If he was ahead, why did he fire his campaign manager?
A joke, started online by Rick Wilson of the Lincoln Project, was that like Corey Lewandowski and Rob Porter before him, Brad Parscale was let go was because he was dating Hope Hicks.
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Old 07-20-2020, 08:12 AM
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My point was Trump said he was ahead in every swing state. If true, you arenít firing your campaign manager. You are riding that horse to the finish line.
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