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Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:43 AM

 

She can't be the only one:

Perusing the comments to a WaPo piece about Trumpian lies, I came across the following post. I can't help but wonder how many others are fleeing Trump but not courageous enough to speak of it:

"Well, it looks like Trump has gone full-Palin. I am deeply embarrassed to admit I was backing this man until 2 weeks ago. But as I dash red-faced out of the collapsing circus tent that is hosting the Trump/Pence party, I can at least say that I wasn't the last one to get out with some dignity left intact."



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/08/11/trumps-claim-that-obama-is-founder-of-iraq-an-interview-with-joby-warrick/#comments

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Reply She can't be the only one: (Original post)
cali Aug 2016 OP
chillfactor Aug 2016 #1
Zing Zing Zingbah Aug 2016 #2
cali Aug 2016 #3
Zing Zing Zingbah Aug 2016 #5
Hav Aug 2016 #17
uponit7771 Aug 2016 #12
Stuart G Aug 2016 #4
cynzke Aug 2016 #11
world wide wally Aug 2016 #19
haele Aug 2016 #24
raven mad Aug 2016 #6
Lars39 Aug 2016 #7
cali Aug 2016 #10
Brickbat Aug 2016 #8
Phentex Aug 2016 #13
Drunken Irishman Aug 2016 #9
BlancheSplanchnik Aug 2016 #14
cali Aug 2016 #16
BlancheSplanchnik Aug 2016 #18
LuckyLib Aug 2016 #15
geek tragedy Aug 2016 #20
cali Aug 2016 #21
malthaussen Aug 2016 #22
progressoid Aug 2016 #23

Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:49 AM

1. I am sure she is not...

there are more and more empty seats at t-rump's rallies.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:50 AM

2. He went beyond full Palin.

Palin seems reasonable compared to Trump.

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Response to Zing Zing Zingbah (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:53 AM

3. Let's not go overboard.

 

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 08:07 AM

5. I don't think that is overboard.

Palin seems reasonable compared to Trump because Trump is so out of control. Palin is not a good choice overall though and she sucks compared to Hillary and most other politicians out there.

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Response to Zing Zing Zingbah (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:31 AM

17. I would have never imagined to say it,

but indeed, Palin almost looks reasonable. From her knowledge and demeanor, Clinton is on a completely different level, of course, but Trump actually makes Palin appear to be a reasonable politician. One of her advises talked about how Palin woke up with signs of markers in her face because she was preparing and reading up on things till she fell asleep. I can even respect it that she took it seriously, acknowledged her huge knowledge gaps and put in this effort to try to fill these gaps.
Trump doesn't care what he says, believes he knows more than all the experts in any field (he knows the political system better than anyone, he knows more about ISIS than the generals), makes up stuff as he goes and always finds someone else to blame for his insane behavior.

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:14 AM

12. Palin AT LEAST knew Alaska politics inside and out tRump is a nihilist who doesn't give a damn

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:59 AM

4. "Well, it looks like Trump has gone full-Palin."....that is it...no doubt about it...nt

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:09 AM

11. TRUMP IS PULLING A FARCE ON ALL OF US!

He is just running ANOTHER one of his ORCHESTRATED bankruptcies. Like the others, he walks away, leaving a disaster. He will pick up the publicity and go home. Think of him as Trumplethinskin weaving all that political hay into gold. Trump even told his staff a few weeks ago, that losing is no big deal and there are advantages even in losing. Easy for Trump to say, he doesn't suffer. These people put their time, effort and heart into his campaign. Trump sluffs that off, uses everyone like a tissue, then tosses it away. No problem for him.

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Response to cynzke (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:38 AM

19. Even in the brightest spotlight, Trump is juggling money around as he works his scam.

I have heard all of the following claims from him:
> He is self funding his campaign
> He has super packs
> He has spent zero and is proud of it
> He has spent $60 Million of his own money

Now you can see why he gets audited. You know he is playing this for profit somehow.

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Response to cynzke (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 12:12 PM

24. Gotta pay back certain types of investors.

The ones who don't accept legal filings of bankruptcy, and won't just write a couple dozen million off the books.
I agree.
His "accountants" has probably already shuffled some SuperPac and personal money offshore into untraceable accounts, and then he can claim he's broke from spending all his own money to finance his campaign for office after the election is over. The legitimate businesses - probably most of his venues, campaign swag producers and their financers/suppliers - will get stiffed as he walks off to "retrench and rebuild" his extravagant lifestyle.

Then he'll pay off whatever mafia(s) he owes, and use whatever's left to seed his next adventure in creative financing. Just as he had done previously.

Haele

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 08:08 AM

6. Even Palin has a little more sense than shitgibbon (love that term) tRump.

But, please, keep her AWAY from here!!!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 08:13 AM

7. Trump started out full-Palin.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:06 AM

10. That is for sure true. n/t

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:05 AM

8. With Palin, you knew what you were going to get. She wasn't a surprise at all.

Trump, though -- every day is something new.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:17 AM

13. Not at first though...

I think the GOP thought she was much more intelligent than she was, a fresh face to appeal to those looking for something a little rogue. Instead they got someone who couldn't name a single newspaper that she read and could only answer questions if well scripted responses had been memorized. I almost felt sorry for her when she kept repeating her scripted answers to questions that she didn't understand. But it got more irritating. Many people who supported her early on saw the light eventually and were pretty embarrassed about it.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:06 AM

9. Trump makes Palin look like Churchill.

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:19 AM

14. She was a trumpeteer until two weeks ago?

She's much more articulate than I would have expected.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:29 AM

16. Intelligent people may be less prone to seeing only what they want to see,

 

but plenty of intelligent people do just that. We all see everything through the lenses we develop throughout our lives.

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Response to cali (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:35 AM

18. True, highly intelligent people can have blind spots

I guess they can have the enlarged amygdala that researchers have found to be common to conservatives.

But honestly, my filters were shocked to see her writing. I didn't expect full sentences, apt metaphors and no swearing!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:29 AM

15. I predict thousands upon thousands of women are being tight-lipped as they

listen to their ranting male relatives and are going to go into the voting booth and vote for Hillary. They've always known Drumpf was nutcase, they simply won't stand up and say so. There is going to be lots of secret H voting!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:42 AM

20. Kelly Ayotte is posting in WaPo comments now? nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:47 AM

21. Fucking priceless, geek.

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 10:34 AM

22. Dignity my ass.

She lost every scrap of that the moment she backed Trump. The best she can hope for is repentance and forgiveness.

-- Mal

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 11:56 AM

23. By the looks of his sinking numbers, there are a lot more like her out there.

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