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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Indiana heads to the polls tomorrow and a Trump win will all but guarantee what many of us have known for months--that Donald J Trump will be the Republican candidate for President in 2016. Words can not express my sheer delight at this development and giddiness over the likely Democratic landslide victory in November.

    I'm well aware that many of you disagree that Trump won't lose in a landslide this November, but I just don't see any scenario unfolding that will have us all watching as Trump raises his right hand at the Capital, places his left hand on a solid gold bible, and recites the oath of office.

    Trump has alienated every single demographic group outside of white men. He has an approval rating of 25% with women and even that seems a little high considering some of the batshit crazy things he has said about women's rights. He has an even lower approval rating with black voters and don't even get me started about his polls in the Hispanic community. Add all those abysmal polls together and you may understand why I am ecstatic about a Trump nomination.

    The other thing I'm so excited about is the 1,000 pound weight he is going to have on down ticket Republicans. The Senate was already going to be very difficult for the Republicans to retain because they have twice as many seats they are defending this cycle compared to Democrats, but Trump at the top of the ticket is going to virtually guarantee a Democratic landslide in the Senate. The House will be tougher to take back, but Republicans will surely lose a decent chunk of seats in that chamber as well.

    So don't fret, my fellow liberals. We should all be tuning in tomorrow night as we watch the Republican Party begin its walk into the abyss.

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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    Indiana heads to the polls tomorrow and a Trump win will all but guarantee what many of us have known for months--that Donald J Trump will be the Republican candidate for President in 2016. Words can not express my sheer delight at this development and giddiness over the likely Democratic landslide victory in November.

    I'm well aware that many of you disagree that Trump won't lose in a landslide this November, but I just don't see any scenario unfolding that will have us all watching as Trump raises his right hand at the Capital, places his left hand on a solid gold bible, and recites the oath of office.

    Trump has alienated every single demographic group outside of white men. He has an approval rating of 25% with women and even that seems a little high considering some of the batshit crazy things he has said about women's rights. He has an even lower approval rating with black voters and don't even get me started about his polls in the Hispanic community. Add all those abysmal polls together and you may understand why I am ecstatic about a Trump nomination.

    The other thing I'm so excited about is the 1,000 pound weight he is going to have on down ticket Republicans. The Senate was already going to be very difficult for the Republicans to retain because they have twice as many seats they are defending this cycle compared to Democrats, but Trump at the top of the ticket is going to virtually guarantee a Democratic landslide in the Senate. The House will be tougher to take back, but Republicans will surely lose a decent chunk of seats in that chamber as well.

    So don't fret, my fellow liberals. We should all be tuning in tomorrow night as we watch the Republican Party begin its walk into the abyss.

    Jared, I hope that you are right. The only thing I like to add; don't sell the bearskin before you shot the bear. My feeling is, looking at the epistle which "that Guy" wrote, Drumpf is a mean corrupt person, so I don't think he will give up a fight easily and use every dirty trick he can find to win. So the "party" is not over by a long shot. Don't forget the "Evilgelicals" either; they want an "holy" GOP member. Hillary may still have an uphill battle, especially if she does not look "behind" her and "slows" down on her campaign.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I think you're drastically over exaggerating the amount of power that evangelicals have. 'Nones' make up 23% of voters in America while evangelicals make up 13.1%.

    The media might try to make it seem like the race is close until the very end to maximize their ratings, but swing states are the only thing that matter in this country and I don't think a single swing state will ever have enough white evangelicals to hand "The Donald" the Presidency.

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    I agree that Trump will be the nominee. The "Stop Trump" movement is folding before our eyes. Cruz is worse than Trump, and many Republicans agree. And many Republicans do not want a contested convention.

    Looking forward to the General Election, Donald Trump has said, "I haven't even started on Hillary yet." The key to Trump's success so far is not so much his own platform and policies, but rather how he has been so effective in demeaning and mocking his opponents, and acting like the macho man who will have the Chinese and Mexicans shaking in their boots. Not to mention promises and promises that have no chance whatsoever of being kept. The emperor has no clothes.

    Watch the politically savvy Hillary Clinton turn the tide on Trump. Facts do matter. Hillary will beat Trump in a landslide in the General Election.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    I agree that Trump will be the nominee. The "Stop Trump" movement is folding before our eyes. Cruz is worse than Trump, and many Republicans agree. And many Republicans do not want a contested convention.

    Looking forward to the General Election, Donald Trump has said, "I haven't even started on Hillary yet." The key to Trump's success so far is not so much his own platform and policies, but rather how he has been so effective in demeaning and mocking his opponents, and acting like the macho man who will have the Chinese and Mexicans shaking in their boots. Not to mention promises and promises that have no chance whatsoever of being kept. The emperor has no clothes.

    Watch the politically savvy Hillary Clinton turn the tide on Trump. Facts do matter. Hillary will beat Trump in a landslide in the General Election.

    Yes Schmidt and Jared, I hope so. But yeah like I said it is not November yet; all kind of things still can happen. Of course if Trump gets an heart attack then it is over, or if things really get out of hand because of fanatism, then you never know how things end. Don't forget the Dem's have ruled the last 8 years and the GOP is desperate, that is an, asking for, dangerous situation (street gangs and looters or worse etc. will pop up)
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    Schmidt Wrote: Watch the politically savvy Hillary Clinton turn the tide on Trump. Facts do matter. Hillary will beat Trump in a landslide in the General Election.

    I'm sure the Republicans are starting to have second thoughts about their blockade of Merrick Garland right about now...

    We won't be seeing a repeat of 1984, but I wouldn't be surprised if Secretary Clinton gets more than 400 electoral college votes. She will likely carry all of the swing states and maybe even pick up some others.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Only an unforseen event will prevent the Donald from winning if he is the nominee. jaredsxtn, You can't make logical projections involving irrational circumstances. I have been on record for a long time saying Trump will be the nominee and then the President. I have to be more anti Trump than anybody on this sight. My problems with Hillary is like somebody forgot to put the napkins out for dinner. My problem with Trump is like he took away everybodies dinner, broadcast his family eating the stolen dinners and then has the help run the uneaten food through the disposal. Number one and big number one is his freezing the lower classes wages. He said that, continued to say that and his rock solid support is a lot of the very people who will have their wages frozen or cut. They don't understand that no matter how many jobs this job stealing mogul steals, they can only have one job. How you gonna stop him without building support for him. You are already loading the wrong ammunition in the wrong guns and pointing them at yourself. He can only be stopped by out Trumping him. Say his speeches louder and more extreme. Shame him for being scared to be bold. Other than that, he is in.
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Only an unforseen event will prevent the Donald from winning if he is the nominee. jaredsxtn, You can't make logical projections involving irrational circumstances. I have been on record for a long time saying Trump will be the nominee and then the President.

    Do you honestly believe this or are you just so anti-Hillary that you can't think about anything else?

    How have you convinced yourself that someone who has alienated every single demographic group outside of angry white males has the ability to win 270 electoral college votes? Do you honestly think he'll sweep Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Nevada?

    He loses the Presidency if he loses one of those states. I'm sorry, but I have a strong feeling that it's going to be tough for him to sweep those states and win the Presidency.

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    Jared and Schmidt, of course I like what you say. Indeed I hope Hillary can withstand this "slum lord" . But as I said, Trump will not accept to loose since he has gone this far; he's that type. So all kind of things can still happen. If he digs up enough dirt on Hillary or Bill and uses it to its full extend, then as before in this election, things may turn into his favor, So I want to be optimistic like you, but I'll wait till November before hanging out the flag.
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    jaredsxtn said:" Do you honestly believe this or are you just so anti-Hillary that you can't think about anything else?"

    Total nonsense. Where is your logic to deduce what I said about Trump winning has anything to do with my dislike for Hillary? I am stating facts that have happened with Trump. He has a very good chance of winning and has to win just maybe one or two Blue States to win the election. I identified Trump as the winner very early and said why he would win. He will continue to win if he is combatted with the attitude of presenting logical opposition. Didn't you want to bet any amount of money that he wouldn't win the nomination? The attitude that will make him president is the attitude of denial. You can say he is not Presidential Material all you want, but that won't stop him.

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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Total nonsense. Where is your logic to deduce what I said about Trump winning has anything to do with my dislike for Hillary? I am stating facts that have happened with Trump. He has a very good chance of winning and has to win just maybe one or two Blue States to win the election. I identified Trump as the winner very early and said why he would win. He will continue to win if he is combatted with the attitude of presenting logical opposition. Didn't you want to bet any amount of money that he wouldn't win the nomination? The attitude that will make him president is the attitude of denial. You can say he is not Presidential Material all you want, but that won't stop him.

    Your dislike of Hillary blinds you to the simple fact that Presidential candidates have to build winning coalitions and demonizing every demographic group outside of middle-aged white men is not building a winning coalition that will get you 270 electoral college votes.

    It has nothing to do with my attitude, but everything to do with my understanding of how our political system works. There's a reason we have never elected a fascist before and we won't be electing a fascist in 2016.

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    Trump has broken all the rules, spent the least amount of time and money and is the presumptive nominee. I am saying that he can't be stopped by normal process. If Hillary isn't amassing an anti Trump dirty tricks bag, she won't win. She needs to dispell the new BFF bond Trump has created. He is past the introductory period with voters. He is speaking their mind.
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    For better or worse now, Trump is the nominee. Cruz dropped out last night. And Kasich will do the same in a few hours. I don't necessarily share in the optimism that Trump will lose big time against Hilary. I think it will be a very close race. I never thought Trump would get this far. So nothing will surprise me going forward, I don't think.
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Trump has broken all the rules, spent the least amount of time and money and is the presumptive nominee. I am saying that he can't be stopped by normal process. If Hillary isn't amassing an anti Trump dirty tricks bag, she won't win. She needs to dispell the new BFF bond Trump has created. He is past the introductory period with voters. He is speaking their mind.

    He is speaking the mind of a plurality of the Republican primary voters. The best thing that ever happened to Democrats is that there was over a dozen Republicans in the field. It took Trump months before he won a primary with 51% of the vote, the longest period for any Republican candidate in decades.

    That, and primary voters are a lot different than general election voters. Many states only allow registered Democrats or Republicans to vote in a primary, but millions of voters in this country identify as Independent and were therefore excluded from the primary process.

    If Trump really was so popular then you would have seen millions of independent voters switch over to the Republican party in order to vote for him in the primaries. For all the hoopla about Trump, Hillary Clinton has still won millions of more votes throughout this process than Trump or anyone else. That's just a fact.

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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Trump has broken all the rules, spent the least amount of time and money and is the presumptive nominee. I am saying that he can't be stopped by normal process. If Hillary isn't amassing an anti Trump dirty tricks bag, she won't win. She needs to dispell the new BFF bond Trump has created. He is past the introductory period with voters. He is speaking their mind.

    He is speaking the mind of a plurality of the Republican primary voters. The best thing that ever happened to Democrats is that there was over a dozen Republicans in the field. It took Trump months before he won a primary with 51% of the vote, the longest period for any Republican candidate in decades.

    That, and primary voters are a lot different than general election voters. Many states only allow registered Democrats or Republicans to vote in a primary, but millions of voters in this country identify as Independent and were therefore excluded from the primary process.

    If Trump really was so popular then you would have seen millions of independent voters switch over to the Republican party in order to vote for him in the primaries. For all the hoopla about Trump, Hillary Clinton has still won millions of more votes throughout this process than Trump or anyone else. That's just a fact.

    Jared, as I said before; Trump will pullout all the stops. He will certainly use a lot of Bernie's idea's to "fool" the Dems; he is already doing so. Sorry he's a wolf in sheep's clothing; he will use everything he can get his hands on and will read "Mein Kampf" as a guide.