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  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Just listened to a political commercial on local television. Bill Nelson was the target. Votes party line. Influenced by Nancy Pelosi. Getting nothing done.

    Republicans are nasty but I fear they're too often getting their message heard. The commercial I spoke about is one I have heard 15+ times this week alone. Pro Bill Nelson commercials heard this week ? 1. As I have said numerous times, Republicans are screwing up on a regular basis. I hope very much that our candidates and party are extremely effective at making our message heard. It is so important to regain some of the ground lost.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    How do Democrats expect Nancy Pelosi to "get anything done" when she's the minority leader? Minority leaders, by definition, can't get anything done because the majority runs the show.

    I'd also remind you how much she "got done" when she was the Speaker and Barack Obama was President. I know it seems like forever ago, but I'd refer you to all the major pieces of legislation that were passed into law during her short lived speakership. And what thanks did she get? Democrats sitting on their ass in the 2010 election...

    I also have a feeling Bill Nelson isn't blanketing the airwaves with advertisements because he's not being seriously challenged in his primary and doesn't necessarily need to spend tens of millions of dollars on TV ads right now. Florida is a crazy expensive state to run advertisements in and there's no reason for him to spend tons of money right now because Americans have a notoriously short attention span. I'm sure you'll be seeing plenty of pro-Nelson ads from August onward.

  • Center Left
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    It's political speak but she's synonymous with liberal elite. I want us to take back ground. I hate the minority status and we need to be more aggressive. The commercial I referenced in opening this thread has honestly been shown about 4 times in the last 2 hours. Rick Scott is mentioned in the first 5 seconds then it's partisan themes. The repetition concerns me. I want the governor to fail in his attempt to beat the long term Democrat.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    She's synonymous with the "liberal elite" because Bernie or busters have allowed her to become synonymous with the liberal elite. Once again, I really encourage you to research everything she helped get passed into law when she was Speaker and then ask yourself if what she helped pass into law is elitist. Her record speaks for itself.

    I also really encourage you to go back to 2010 and remember how Democrats sat on their ass at the worst possible time.

    Democratic House candidates won 1,417,278 more votes than Republican House candidates did in 2012, but Republican gerrymandering (because Democrats sat on their ass in 2010) gave them a 242-193 seat majority. Think about that for a second. A million and a half more people voted for Democrats, but they still lost the house because Republicans were able to pick and choose their districts after the 2010 census.

    Elections have consequences and those consequences are amplified to the nth degree during census years. The same thing goes when Bernie or busters chose to overrule the will of the people and hand Donald the Presidency. The people didn't choose Donald; Bernie or busters did.

    We get the representatives we deserve.

  • Independent
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    She's synonymous with the "liberal elite" because Bernie or busters have allowed her to become synonymous with the liberal elite. Once again, I really encourage you to research everything she helped get passed into law when she was Speaker and then ask yourself if what she helped pass into law is elitist. Her record speaks for itself.

    I also really encourage you to go back to 2010 and remember how Democrats sat on their ass at the worst possible time.

    Democratic House candidates won 1,417,278 more votes than Republican House candidates did in 2012, but Republican gerrymandering (because Democrats sat on their ass in 2010) gave them a 242-193 seat majority. Think about that for a second. A million and a half more people voted for Democrats, but they still lost the house because Republicans were able to pick and choose their districts after the 2010 census.

    Elections have consequences and those consequences are amplified to the nth degree during census years. The same thing goes when Bernie or busters chose to overrule the will of the people and hand Donald the Presidency. The people didn't choose Donald; Bernie or busters did.

    We get the representatives we deserve.

    Jared, your last line says it all. As long as this country stays the way it is, yes then you get uneducated losers. Even Trump was the worst student Warton ever had. So what do you expect from an uneducated society. Teachers have to go on strike to get a decent wage. Students have to struggle to pay their student loans etc. No wonder "brains" are optional in this banana republic. But as long as the outdated "laws" here don't apply to the rich, and the "lobby" system is maintained, as well billions of "money" are spent to corrupt elections, then you get the situation we are in.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    One good thing about the anti Nelson ads is they don't identify him as a Democrat. FL is Republican so people might get some negative Republican reaction.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch, you answered the Democratic dilemma when you said:

    "So what do you expect from an uneducated society. Teachers have to go on strike to get a decent wage. Students have to struggle to pay their student loans etc."

    Democrats have been President for 16 of the last 25 years and you described the results above. Republicans have been President for 9 out of the last 25 years and they now own most of everything make the most money. Who has the most inspiring success to get voters. A blink away from midterm and no battle cry from the DNC to get the masses to vote.

  • Independent
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    Dutch, you answered the Democratic dilemma when you said:

    "So what do you expect from an uneducated society. Teachers have to go on strike to get a decent wage. Students have to struggle to pay their student loans etc."

    Democrats have been President for 16 of the last 25 years and you described the results above. Republicans have been President for 9 out of the last 25 years and they now own most of everything make the most money. Who has the most inspiring success to get voters. A blink away from midterm and no battle cry from the DNC to get the masses to vote.

    Yes Chet you got the picture! The GOP loves to keep people dumb, that gives them the votes; that is the same as in any banana republic; obedience counts; give you soul to people who give golden promises, but only fill their own pockets in the end. There is a word for that; it is called "naive"
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Paul Krugman, New York Times, Augurst 13, 2018: Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi?

    As Krugman points out, the Republicans do not have any big issues to hang their hat on, so "their attack ads have increasingly focused on one of their usual boogeymen — or, rather, a boogeywoman: Nancy Pelosi, the former and possibly future speaker of the House."

    I agree with Krugman when he says "that Pelosi is by far the greatest speaker of modern times and surely ranks among the most impressive people ever to hold that position. And it’s interesting to ask why she gets so little credit with the news media, and hence with the general public, for her accomplishments."

    You can read more about Nancy Pelosi's accomplishments in Krugman's well written and informative article. I agree with him 100 percent. Democrats need to quit drinking the Republican Kool-Aid and appreciate Nancy Pelosi for what she has done and what she represents.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Someone is forgetting that the majority of males who are republicans or voters of republicans still think a woman's place is in the home or kitchen, you know, mopping floors, vacuuming rugs, washing dishes and slaving over a hot stove, some men still think it's okay to slap their wives around too. Some even think women shouldn't be able to drive either. Don't forget, some republicans are still living in the Neanderthal age, most are probably single too.

  • Independent
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    Here is an review why Trump is Drumpf:

    Trump's grandfather was a pimp and tax evader; his father a member of the KKK

    As they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree; Donald Trump's racism can easily be traced through his lineage.

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      Most families of enormous wealth have a dark and sometimes scandalous, even monstrous past. Donald Trump's clan is no exception to that rule. His grandfather was a pimp and a tax evader, his father a racist who would in the course of his life, clash with New York City Police as a member of the Ku Klux Klan and then as a wealthy real estate magnate, refuse to rent to people of color.

      Donald Trump's legacy is anything but a rag to riches story. His dad kicked the bucket with $250-$300 million in the bank. The man who wants to ban all people of a particular religion from travel wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth, his was white gold. The only thing more obnoxious than Donald Trump himself, is his family's money-grubbing, bigoted history.

      Read also: Trump's sexual predator characteristics - His Grandfather was a pimp, but at least he paid the women he hired

      Trump's Grandfather: Pimp and Tax Evader

      Donald Trump's grandfather, Frederick or Frederich Trump, made his money from operating a decadent restaurant and hotel during the Gold Rush at Klondike in the Yukon.

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      That's a nice way of saying it.

      "Trump made his first fortune operating boom-town hotels, restaurants and brothels", is more accurate, according to the CBC news report, "Donald Trump's grandfather ran Canadian brothel during gold rush, author says". Author Gwenda Blair simply wrote, "The bulk of the cash flow came from the sale of liquor and sex."

      Trump's grandfather was born in Germany, to parents who were employed by a vineyard. He moved to New York City in 1885 where he became a barber. After six years of this, Frederick Trump moved across the United States to Seattle, Washington, where he owned and operated what he referred to as a "decadent restaurant" that was actually called "Poodle Dog" in Seattle's red light district. Interestingly, the name and concept that had already been established in San Francisco. (He named his restaurant after a dog but would later make money selling horse meat) Around this time Frederick Trump became a US citizen.

      A Yukon Sun Newspaper writer described his business: "For single men the Arctic has excellent accommodations as well as the best restaurant in Bennett, but I would not advise respectable women to go there to sleep as they are liable to hear that which would be repugnant to their feelings – and uttered, too, by the depraved of their own sex".

      Trump moved to Monte Cristo, Wash. in 1894, and then four years later, shortly after the Klondike gold rush began, he relocated again to Bennett, British Columbia. Here he ran the "Arctic Restaurant and Hotel". He would next build the "White Horse restaurant and Inn" in Whitehorse, Yukon.

      An article published this year by Politico, explains that Frederick Trump sold off his investments and returned to Germany in 1901, as he sensed the end of the gold rush and a subsequent end to prostitution. The following year, he married his former neighbor, Elizabeth Christ in his native German town of Kallstadt. Then he came under heavy scrutiny by the German government,

      The country had compulsory military service for men which had to be fulfilled by the age of 35. Donald Trump's grandfather waited until he was 35 to go back to Germany. He had already amassed great wealth worth well more than half a million US dollars, or 80,000 marks. While his town council was eager to keep Trump and his money, who billed himself as a man who "avoided bars" and led "a quiet life", other German authorities had a different plan, the Politico article explains. In their view, Trump had relocated to Germany in order to avoid both tax and military-service obligations.

      "...the regional authorities refused to let Trump off the hook. Unlike his grandson, who would become too big to fail in business and, more recently, to ignore in politics, Friedrich Trump was not big enough to get away with being a draft-dodger. He and his wife, then pregnant with Fred, Donald’s father, would not be allowed to resume their German citizenship and it would not be extended to their daughter; instead, they were deported—the same fate that Donald would like to impose on undocumented immigrants in the U.S. today."

      The fact that Donald Trump has done so well in the Republican polls is quite amazing, as the party that we think of as conservative, would be expected to shun a man who created exploitative beauty pageants and was born rich strictly because of the nefarious activities of his ancestors.

      Trump's Father: a Lifetime of Racist Practices

      Donald Trump has often said he made his money "the old-fashioned way," and this is true, in that he prospered from racism.

      A New York Times article published 01 June 1927, related Donald Trump's father Fred Trump's role in a Ku Klux Klan brawl that pitted 1,000 klansmen against 100 New York City Police in Queens. Though he wasn't officially charged, Fred Trump was one of seven klansmen arrested during the incident. It probably wasn't very shocking at the time as America's racist practices were in full swing generations after Abe Lincoln freed the country's African-American slaves. In fact, the mid-20's saw a peak in KKK activity. Donald Trump would later deny his father's involvement in the KKK brawl in spite of the fact that it happened two decades before he was born. Fred Trump's enthusiasm for racist practices never changed until he was forced to do so by the law.

      Presidential Candidate Donald Trump joined his father's real estate company in New York in 1971, and only two years later, the company was served with a civil rights lawsuit that was filed against the Trump organization because it refused to rent to Black people. The Urban League got wind of the racist rental policy and actually sent both Black and White people in to apply for apartments that belonged to complexes owned by the Trumps. What they proved, was that Black people were denied rentals across the board, and only Whites were approved. A Village Voice article by Wayne Barrett, published in 1979, blew the lid off the Trump organization's brewing pot of racist practices.

      "Three doormen were told to discourage blacks who came seeking apartments when the manager was out, either by claiming no vacancies or hiking up the rents. A super said he was instructed to send black applicants to the central office but to accept white applications on site. Another rental agent said that Fred Trump had instructed him not to rent to blacks. Further, the agent said Trump wanted 'to decrease the number of black tenants' already in the development 'by encouraging them to locate housing elsewhere.'"

      The article explains that Trump's reaction was to claim that the suit was a "nationwide drive to force owners of moderate and luxury apartments to rent to welfare recipients."

      "'We are not going to be forced by anyone to put people...in our buildings to the detriment of tenants who have, for many years, lived in these buildings, raised families in them, and who plan to continue to live there. That would be reverse discrimination,' he said. 'The government is not going to experiment with our buildings to the detriment of ourselves and the thousands who live in them now.'"

      Indeed, Trump's wild, largely uninformed and unintelligent rants are the legacy of men who walked over the backs of other Americans to gain and secure their wealth. This may be symbolic of the American capitalist way, but it falls short of any form of greatness or real human success. As they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

      As I've said so many times, stories like this should be published BEFORE anyone gets elected in this government; however in this country they rather close their eyes.