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I look forward to seeing all the Republicans who are so concerned about national security withdraw their support.
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Donald Trump gripes about hotel hot air, says he might not pay bill

And yeah, it's historic that we nominated the first woman to be president, but if she - a talented politician with a lifelong political career - loses to this buffoon, I don't know how we come back from that.
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who announced AZ's votes for HRC. For the first 6 years of her life, women weren't allowed to vote.
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And other shocking news.

Amazing, isn't it, that Democrats often want to limit their primary voting to ... Democrats.
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that for decades, Republicans built their brand on red-baiting and opposition to Russia?
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No, the DNC Didn’t Rig the Primary in Favor of Hillary
The long-term implications are even more unsettling. Because of the 2002 McCain-Feingold Act and the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2009, the roles of the national committees have been greatly reduced since the 1990s. For the Democrats, serious research is done by American Bridge, and polling and independent expenditures related to television, online efforts, and fieldwork are done by super PACs. There’s just not a lot, comparatively speaking, for the Russians to have found in the DNC’s servers. What is ominous is the Russians’ willingness to aggressively hack one of the major political parties in what appears to be an effort to manipulate the results of an American election.

If the Russians can get in to the severs of the White House, the State Department, and the DNC, then it is possible they can retrieve the digital and data infrastructure of the Democratic Party and its allies in organized labor and liberal interest groups. They have now crossed over from simply infiltrating documents and data to exfiltrating documents to shape public opinion and the democratic elections that determine control over the power of the state.

Could the Russians wipe out the voter registration rolls in an effort to shape the electorate to benefit Donald Trump? Just last week the Illinois State Board of Elections announced it had been hacked, “most likely from a foreign (international) entity.”

And what about the Democrats’ advantage in data and analytics? It depends upon the integrity and security of the data. What if hackers installed malware that severely damaged NGP-VAN, the system that Democrats use for targeting and contacting voters? In 2012 the Republicans tried to create a similar system; it was a disaster, causing chaos in its get-out-the-vote operation.

Consider that in 2002, Republican operatives jammed the phone lines of Democratic phone banks in New Hampshire, possibly costing them a seat in the U.S. Senate. Hackers might be tempted to try something similar, gumming up Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts across the battleground states. Or, more stealthily, they might prevent some voters from showing up in voter contact lists.
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After Trump's lineup of A-List speakers, how awesome would it be if the Dems could round out their speakers with Henry Winkler or Ron Howard?
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The very liberal, very progressive, Bernie supporters are shouting down Elijah Cummings talking about sharecropper parents.

The commitment to the progressive agenda is palpable.
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... but sometimes a rant is emotionally satisfying:

Fuck Everyone and Everything
I am so sick and tired of dealing with everyone’s fucking feelings and this bullshit about being cheated. Not only was Bernie not cheated out of the nomination, it’s all so besides the fucking point. Despite the sporadic few states in which Russia’s favorite fauxgressive Jill Stein and the glibertarian shitshow are on the ballot, this election is a binary construct if you intend to vote.
Especially on a day like today, when the polls favor Trump, the Democrats are committing a public suicide, Bernie Sanders can't corral his supposed supporters (which anyone could have predicted; it's exactly why we were furious at his campaign tactics even when we agreed with his substance), and I want to crawl into a hole.
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I really don't want to live in a Trumpian fascist hellscape.

And pollwise it seems as though disgruntled white men - ones who are sort of indistinguishable from the trolls who objected to Ghostbusters - are going to bring it about. With an assist from Russia, apparently, and here we thought we'd won the Cold War.
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Everyone is right, it's filmed fanfic. Mainly because of the space battle which is, hands down, the best space battle ever made. All other space battles can go home. In future decades, other movies will have space battles, and people will say yeah, I guess that was good, but it wasn't, like, Star Trek Beyond good.
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When all the servants become human again, does that mean that the house is left without any clocks or candelabras or crockery or coat racks? Or are we supposed to believe that during the enchantment, they just have a fuckton of dishes?
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But I feel like I have to post it here, because this is how terrified I am:

These are your choices. You can vote for the first woman nominee of a major party, running on the most progressive platform in party history, or you can vote in a way that assists an openly racist, misogynistic, antisemitic, islamophobic, and - without hyperbole - fascist, running on one of the most right wing platforms in memory. These are, literally, the only options on the table.

I promise, whatever particular reason you have for hating Hillary Clinton? Trump is approximately a billion times worse.
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Donald Trump is exposing the racist hypocrisy at the heart of the Republican party and tearing it to shreds, except for the part where he's neck and neck in the polls with Clinton and Nate Silver is giving him a 40% chance of winning.
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