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Sat Aug 22, 2015, 12:13 PM

 

Donald Trump rally draws 20,000 white people in mostly black Alabama town

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Source: Daily News Bin

Donald Trump held one of the larger rallies of the 2016 election in Mobile Alabama on Friday night, drawing a crowd that was claimed by attendees to be as large as forty thousand in size, though the half empty venue suggests it may have been closer to twenty thousand people. The outsider candidate for President is currently the republican frontrunner, and is touting the event as a sign that his candidacy – which many in the mainstream consider a joke – is to be taken seriously. He posted a picture of the rally as evidence. One problem: literally everyone in the crowd is white, even though Mobile is a majority black city.

Read more: http://www.dailynewsbin.com/news/donald-trump-rally-draws-40000-white-people-in-mostly-black-alabama-town/21791/



What has my country become when people embrace an asshole like Trump?

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Reply Donald Trump rally draws 20,000 white people in mostly black Alabama town (Original post)
Feeling the Bern Aug 2015 OP
LovingA2andMI Aug 2015 #1
Fred Sanders Aug 2015 #2
C Moon Aug 2015 #4
onehandle Aug 2015 #3
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2015 #12
secondwind Aug 2015 #5
Feeling the Bern Aug 2015 #6
MrMickeysMom Aug 2015 #21
JDPriestly Aug 2015 #28
ShrimpPoboy Aug 2015 #30
MrMickeysMom Aug 2015 #31
ensemble Aug 2015 #32
riversedge Aug 2015 #7
MrMickeysMom Aug 2015 #22
kimbutgar Aug 2015 #8
jwirr Aug 2015 #9
penndragon69 Aug 2015 #10
DonViejo Aug 2015 #11
SoapBox Aug 2015 #18
bulloney Aug 2015 #13
David__77 Aug 2015 #14
asiliveandbreathe Aug 2015 #15
aint_no_life_nowhere Aug 2015 #16
jtuck004 Aug 2015 #17
SoapBox Aug 2015 #19
navarth Aug 2015 #20
Beartracks Aug 2015 #23
LannyDeVaney Aug 2015 #26
JDPriestly Aug 2015 #29
4lbs Aug 2015 #24
LannyDeVaney Aug 2015 #25
SummerSnow Aug 2015 #27
TexasTowelie Aug 2015 #33

Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 12:19 PM

1. Some in This Country Are Just Showing Their "True Colors" with Trump....

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 12:22 PM

2. But CNN says there were many more....I guess they were too busy counting to notice the racist crowd.

in a near majority black area?

Yes, just an oversight by not completely neutral and not GOP-loving at all free press!

And don't you dare to criticize the messaging of the mass media and get things all of the script of encouraging racism and giving oxygen to a co fired racist and xenophobic that wants to imprison 11million people.

But only the "undesireables", so you white immigrants like Trump's immigrant mother can relax.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 12:33 PM

4. I was watching it for a bit, and during that time, they had the camera centered on an area...

where the only non-white person was standing in the crowd facing the camera. Some diversity. 1 non-white person surrounded by hundreds of white people.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 12:24 PM

3. Huge rallies guarantee that a primary candidate will come out on top.

Just ask President Nader and President Dean.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:07 PM

12. This is the second rich idiot the Republicans have run....

 

They honestly worship wealth. They think rich people are literally "blessed". "The Donald" has the potential to fill the role the Conservative Movement has lacked for a long time. A guy with charisma they can shove in front of the cameras.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 12:46 PM

5. I think he draws crowds because he's a novelty.. people want to hear him speak.. n/t

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Response to secondwind (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 12:58 PM

6. Everyone loves a train wreck

 

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Response to secondwind (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 03:09 PM

21. I think they were paid to attend...

Either that, or there's far less entertainment around these day for a good ole racist family night out.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #21)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:26 PM

28. It's Mobile, Alabama. Pretty dull. Apparently, the beaches are no longer all that attractive

since the Gulf BP spill. I"m just guessing.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 06:16 PM

30. That's a dumb guess.

The beaches are fine.

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Response to ShrimpPoboy (Reply #30)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 06:19 PM

31. As far as you know, anyway...

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 08:27 PM

32. Mobile is river town, not a beach town...

and now that school is starting for the fall, beach season is winding down.
Judging by the Friday traffic on I-10 this summer, a lot of beach goers this year.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:00 PM

7. 'White Power' Yelled From The Stands In Alabama At Donald Trump's Rally



FreakOutNation ‏@FreakOutNation 4m4 minutes ago

'White Power' Yelled From The Stands In Alabama At Donald Trump's Rally http://freakoutnation.com/2015/08/white-power-yelled-from-the-stands-in-alabama-at-donald-trumps-rally/

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Response to riversedge (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 03:12 PM

22. Oh.My.Gawd

No wonder I was hearing the comparison to "final solution" recently. Very obviously who THAT crowd was…

Maybe I'm wrong and you DON'T have to pay them… Is this the crowd they get at regular KKK meetings?

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:00 PM

8. And according to Daily Kos some people were screaming "white power" in the audience

That's all you need to know about who Trimp supporters are. When Trump did the birther thing I knew he was a racist.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:04 PM

9. That comes as no surprise. RACISM.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:05 PM

10. TRUMP

 

buys his white supporters by the BUSS LOAD.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:06 PM

11. Senator and Mrs. Sessions on Trump Force One



At @realDonaldTrump rally people holding "Trump/Sessions 2016" signs. Sessions applauded Trump's immigration plan.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:46 PM

18. Oh barf!

I think it's the TeaTerrorist crowd...the are so filled with hate, it must be them.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:08 PM

13. Do you notice the spin on the crowds at Trump rallies is on the headcount?

I saw the aerial photo of the venue and the stadium was only about half full.

Now, if this was a Sanders rally, would the media talking heads rave that he drew 20,000, or piss and moan that the stadium was only half-full - if they even acknowledge the Sanders rally?

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:36 PM

14. Here are two pictures from his visit.



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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:38 PM

15. Just consider it is in the ol state of Alabammie

redneck redneck - nutties.....Matt Taibbi has a great article for the Rolling Stone re: trumps tapping into the segment of society that is bigoted and hateful and it just isn't funny anymore....

There are more of us than there are of them....your job, if you choose to do it - get voters registered, get them to the polls...and never take your eye off the ball...the SCOTUS is too damn important!

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:05 PM

16. NBC reporter Katy Tur accused Trump supporters of racist slurs on national TV

Sorry if this is from a weirdo website but I saw her yesterday saying this on MSNBC and have looked high and low for this segment. She suggested it's from every trump rally, not just the one yesterday.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:11 PM

17. "What has my country become when people embrace an asshole like Trump?" < The one we created by

 

listening to infiltrators telling Democrats they needed to work with Republicans to get things done, instead of continuing to fight for the damn pony.

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:49 PM

19. Totally!

No more crossing the aisle to compromise.

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 03:08 PM

20. +1

with ya on this...all the way

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 03:13 PM

23. 20,000?! Don't underestimate the danger of this novelty act, then.

You can be disgusted, derogatory, or dismissive, but the fact of the matter is a LOT of people are flocking to his candidacy. Does that validate his positions? No. But does it make him a real political force? Yes. At least for the moment.

If Trump doesn't get the nomination but his supporters retain a lot of momentum to influence the GOP candidate in the general election, then... what will that mean?

On the other hand, given what we've seen so far -- what if Trump DOES get the nomination?

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #23)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:04 PM

26. If Trump gets the nomination ...

 

Mrs. Clinton's victory will make Obama's victory in '12 look like a "nail biter".

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #23)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:32 PM

29. I agrree. There is a lot of anger and desperation in this country.

I was talking to another person this morning in her late 50s, early 60s, no money and looking for a job. There aren't many if any jobs. It's a terrible situation.

The employment numbers do not capture what I am hearing and seeing out there. It's quite shocking to me. I realize that my experience is anecdotal, but it is so striking to me that so many fear for their jobs or have lost their jobs while the statistics look OK that I wonder what is wrong.

Also, bank interest rates are very low. That suggests to me that small businesses are not doing well or that banks are heavily invested in more lucrative things like derivatives. I could be wrong. Some banks charge small savers just to store their money.

I don't think our economy is nearly as good as we are told, and the Trump numbers reflect the fear and anger about it.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 04:23 PM

24. I caught a few minutes of it and did notice that the audience was kind of pale looking.

EDIT:

Any minorities there probably thought the Crimson Tide was having a scrimmage. Boy, were they disappointed!

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:04 PM

25. Santorum won in '12 in Alabama

 

Usually the evangelical guy wins Alabama, I'm surprised Huckeby isn't polling better. I know lots of my older family members are Trump supporters in Alabama. Crazy.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:21 PM

27. I saw one black person in the crowd behind him and maybe 2 who were Latino

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 09:22 PM

33. Locking thread.

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