Boston Globe Poll – Trump Leading, and Considered Most Electable, Most Capable, Strongest Against Clinton…

Drawing attention to the Boston Globe Poll released today (full pdf below) more because of the internals, than the top-line results.   500 people polled – the top line results are in the graphic below:

However, going through the poll internals you will find this is a very good overall poll when widened against a much broader national electorate and the inherent political discussions therein.

Top Three Concerns of the electorate:

♦ 1. Economy/ Jobs

♦ 2. Illegal Immigration

♦ 3. National Security and Terror Threats

Of those polled Donald Trump leads -by significant margins- on each of the top three issues to those responding.   Broadened out, these concerns align with the larger majority shown in each of the national polls by other organizations – with similar results very favorable to Donald Trump.

This solidifies the initial Trump belief, on the day he announced his candidacy, that voters would be looking at this election based on “competency“, as opposed to “likeability”.  Candidate Trump has mentioned this frequently and it appears his internal compass was 100% accurate.

Another aspect within the poll measures “Trustworthy” and “Honesty”.  Here again, Donald Trump leads – and as with all similar polls, the professional politicians suffer because they are indeed well understood to be liars willing to say whatever, and do whatever is needed to appease their financial backers.

While the electorate may not find Trump terribly “likeable” they find him “trustworthy” and honest enough to call the baby ugly when needed.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, when asked “who can win the general election and beat Hillary Clinton, Trump towers over the field easily with more than 31% supporting that position.   The direct in-your-face and no-holds-barred approach by Trump is seen as an asset when going against the Clinton machine.

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110 Responses to Boston Globe Poll – Trump Leading, and Considered Most Electable, Most Capable, Strongest Against Clinton…

  1. Dan Schwartz says:

    Small sample size: Not that valid.

    New Quinnipiac Poll: 66% of Iowans Do Not Want GOP Establishment Candidate http://tinyurl.com/ogb28j9

    New Iowa polling shows Ted Cruz (R-TX) surging into a statistical tie with Donald Trump. With about 75 days to go, Trump leads with 25% support, with Cruz right there at 23%; while Ben Carson sinks to 18%. Importantly, when you sum the Trump/Cruz/Carson anti-Establishment vote, a full two-third (66%) of Iowa primary voters want nothing to do with the GOP.

    http://my.telegraph.co.uk/discpad/brakeshoe/16154065/new-quinnipiac-poll-66-of-iowans-do-not-want-gop-establishment-candidate/

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  2. azgary says:

    Trump because he is the only one not bought and paid for and will

    Deport illegals
    Build a wall
    Trade beneficial to American Citizens instead of beneficial to the donor/owners

    Trump will do more, but if he does NOTHING else, he towers over the rest.

    The others cannot do ANY of these things, its the exact opposite of what their donor/owners bought them for

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  3. I’m still impressed by those polling at zero or 1% who can still get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and say to themselves “I’m the one”; or they are uber narcissists.

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    • formercanuck says:

      They’re not so much narcissists, but ‘paid’ for. They have a ‘job’ to do (I.e. their job is to attempt to drive down Trump and his numbers, so that when they leave the race, they can
      a) Attempt to take down Trump as they leave
      b) Have their ‘potential few’ voters support aimed at their favorite (Jeb!/Cruz/Rubio).

      In a winner takes all state.. it may be enough to clinch it, while taking a bullet ‘for the team’ (RINO/eGOP/k-street/Wall-Street/Donor Class).

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      • Justice_099 says:

        Yep. Nothing to lose candidates like Kasich are perfect for trying to use as attack hounds because destroying their career doesn’t really matter. Kasich is probably planning retirement and was promised a nice chunk of change for his role.

        But I have to say that for the 2.5M, the attacks so far have been the weakest I have ever seen.

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        • sammyhains says:

          Of course the attacks are weak. But what else do they have?
          It’s like trying to run an attack ad against Reagan. What can you say, really?

          See, this is one of the reasons the Establishment freaks out over outsiders. Real outsiders like Trump and Reagan, not fake outsiders like Cruz and Fiorina.

          Establishment candidates are “vetted” first, but not in the way you would expect. You cannot get promoted by the Establishment unless they first have something they can blackmail you with. See how it works? Then they can control you, and can pull the plug on you at any time. if they don’t have something on you, then they’ll stage it. A nice out with a generous lobbyist or two. Some drinks, then maybe a stripper. Then some blow and a prostitute. Maybe the guys get a little friendly, too. The photos one of the guys was taking seemed like it was all in good fun at the time… Consider it an initiation into the club.

          So when someone like Trump comes along, he is outside of their sphere of influence. They can’t buy him off, they can’t blackmail him, they can’t set him up.

          So what are they going to use to try to bring him down? They have nothing except for interviews and public speeches he’s given, which is not much at all, even taken out of context.

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          • jonvil says:

            No need to blackmail unprincipled narcissistic politicians, just buy them with promises of position/ power/ recognition and MONEY and they will say and do anything they are ordered to do…with gusto!

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            • oldtoenail says:

              I think they make great use of blackmail. The politicians are purchased much cheaper when you can blackmail them. Also some like Roberts may be difficult to corral without some good pictures or evidence. This is the great value of NSA to the leaders.

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    • sammyhains says:

      I think they get up in the morning and say “today I’m going to get some attention!”
      They don’t think they’re going to win, but they get a little bit of attention, their name becomes a little better known, they make a few new contacts… then they use that to land a lobbyist job, or a job entertaining high profile clients for a law firm, or they get an agent and go out on the speaking circuit. Or perhaps it’s just to cultivate more clout in the Senate…

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  4. sammyhains says:

    whatever the Roadmap may have been before, IT HAS CHANGED.
    This is not speculation. This is based on concrete knowledge. The Republican Establishment stopped pursuing the roadmap once it was rendered inoperable. They respond to changing facts on the ground just as we do. They are not locked into a 2 year old strategy that has failed, and to believe they are is suicide for us.

    Christie and Rubio are not the GOPe’s new splitters. Ted Cruz is.
    Rubio was never more than a trial balloon. Trump popped it when he labeled Rubio a “lightweight.”

    Remember, the one and only goal is to nominate Jeb Bush. You cannot nominate Jeb Bush by replacing him with Rubio. The GOPe has always needed to use splitters who could split the NON-JEB vote, not ones who would split the Jeb Bush vote.

    Ted Cruz has always been seen as a non-threat by the GOPe because his Canadian birth makes him ineligible to be president. But once Jeb Bush passed the point of no return, they turned to the Torricelli contingency. Now they are actively pushing Ted Cruz, not in spite of — but because of — this disqualifying factor.

    Their only hope to stop Donald Trump is to drain his core support to Ted Cruz, then have Ted Cruz disqualified AFTER winning the nomination. And as the court allowed the Democrat Party to replace Robert Torricelli on the ballot in 2002, the Republican Party will ask for the same remedy.

    They will go to a Bush appointed GOP loyalist judge who WILL give them what they want. That is a foregone conclusion. Any argument that Cruz is eligible or a judge wouldn’t tamper with an election like that is INVALID. They can and will invalidate Cruz, and the Republican Party will be given free reign to pick his replacement. They will not have to choose the runner-up as some people have falsely claimed. They will be allowed to pick anyone they want who is Constitutionally eligible, just as the Democrats were allowed to in 2002.

    The ONLY way to stop the GOPe’s new Ted Cruz Disqualification strategy is to expose it. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

    And a final note about Ted Cruz — he KNOWS he is vulnerable to disqualification. And yet he is running anyways. Because his ego and ambition are the only things that guide him.

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    • keebler AC says:

      Ted once admitted his ambition was to be an actor. He’s now a drama queen because apparently his nasally voice, John Kerry eyebrows and unpleasant countenance was not well received by the viewing republic in Hollywood.

      Ted also thinks it’s really hee-haw that he’s Cuban, Irish and Italian and yet he’s a “Southern Baptist” now. Hee Haw!!! You’re so not funny, show a little respect for the religion and faith you say you represent. The only people who laugh at Southern Baptists are people who are not</> Southern Baptist.

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    • Prothonotary Warbler says:

      Interesting theory! And, of course, the Democrats would go along with it, because they like having a wimpy opposition party to rail against and blame for all the ills of the world.

      Here in Colorado, for example… our state Constitution calls for the two major parties to be determined as a side effect of the gubernatorial election. If a major-party candidate comes in third in the election for Governor and gets less than 10% of the vote, his party is demoted to third-party status within the state… unless a resolution is passed in both chambers of the state legislature, and signed by the current Governor, calling for that party to retain its major-party status.

      This became a factor in 2010. Tom Tancredo decided he couldn’t support either of the two losers squabbling over the Republican nomination, so he made a third-party run for Governor as the Constitution Party’s candidate. The GOP eventually chose Dan Maes as its candidate, and then some embarrassing facts came to light about him.

      Maes was consistently polling at less than 10%, so the state GOP was in a bit of a pickle. But then, a resolution to retain the GOP’s major-party status regardless of the election results was brought up in the state legislature. It passed both Democrat-controlled chambers UNANIMOUSLY, and was signed into law by our lame-duck incumbent Democrat Governor of the time.

      That should tell you just how much Democrats REALLY hate the Republicans that they so rail against in election after election after election.

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    • carolmcd says:

      I just wrote this long reply to your post and it is not showing up.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Prothonotary Warbler says:

        That happened to me, too. My post was a bit long, though, so maybe that’s why. I got into a long explanation of the CO state Constitution, and how events surrounding the 2010 gubernatorial election here prove that Democrats actually LOVE having Republicans as their main electoral opponents.

        I’m not typing all that out again unless I think it’ll post successfully this time.

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    • carolmcd says:

      Basic points:

      1) Establishment still pushing Rubio, not Cruz.
      2) Two former Solicitors-General have written a legal opinion saying that Cruz is eligible as a natural born citizen to run for president.

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      • IntoTheFray says:

        The establishment is pushing ANYONE but Trump.
        This is political establishment BS. SCOTUS, in Minor v Happersett, circa 1875, defined a “natural born citizen” as a person born in the US to two citizen parents. The decision, which used to be easy to Google, has been scrubbed from the Internet legal sights. All you can find anymore is a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo summaries that say nothing. That they felt the need to scrub this info tells me all I need to know. Ted Cruz not only was NOT born to two citizen parents, but was born in Canada. He may be a citizen, but he is NOT a “natural born citizen”, which is a requirement by Article 2 of the US Constitution and defined by SCOTUS as above.
        By the was, neither is Obama a “natural born citizen”.

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        • John Galt says:

          https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/88/162#writing-USSC_CR_0088_0162_ZO

          “The decision, which used to be easy to Google, has been scrubbed from the Internet legal sights.”

          Funny, took me 3 seconds.

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        • sammyhains says:

          From Minor v. Happersett (1875):

          The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first. For the purposes of this case it is not necessary to solve these doubts. It is sufficient for everything we have now to consider that all children born of citizen parents within the jurisdiction are themselves citizens.

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      • sammyhains says:

        First of all, the Establishment is working on several levels. They are playing Chess while you are talking about Checkers.
        Second of all, anyone pushing Rubio is not actually part of the Establishment, because Rubio does not help Bush, he replaces Bush.

        To actually push Rubio means that they have given up on Bush. Which they will not do. They will get Cruz then kick him off the ballot for being ineligible. It is the clearest path for Jeb Bush at this point.

        Turning a blind eye to what is demonstrably happening is suicide.

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      • sammyhains says:

        I would also ask you this simple question:
        Are these former solicitors general going to be on the court hearing the case when either Bush or Clinton takes Cruz to court? Or will the judge be one hand-picked by Bush or Clinton (and surely appointed by a Bush or a Clinton)?

        Because it is only that judge who has a say, not these 2 retired solicitors general.

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        • flawesttexas says:

          Yes…Correct. No judge has ruled on Cruz eligibility

          The Solicitors General, Mark Levin, Legal Insurrection have all offered OPINION on Cruz Eligibility. Not fact. The Courts must still rule

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    • “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” I was just reading that last few days and here in AZ is the best place to use it and it works great!

      “Because his ego and ambition are the only things that guide him.” Very astute observation. And if true we can rest assure that pride cometh before a fall.

      Now, let us not forget DIVINE PROVIDENCE in our equations. A person would have to be blind not to see that. Trump’s insight, predictions and timely vision is beyond coincidence. I don’t say that because of Trump’s sake, but for America’s sake. Because America must be saved. I will say that this election will determine if she falls over the cliff or right sides herself back up and out of danger. I do believe Trump’s policies are the only way she will be saved. Not because of Trump, but because America must become a beacon of light in this dark world.

      Trump is going to win. America is not going to go down unless we let her. I’d be interested in exploring how Trump WILL WIN, perhaps using the concept of reverse engineering to see how that will happen! 🙂

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      • sammyhains says:

        Sorry, but you cannot wait for Divine Providence. As the saying goes “God helps those who help themselves.”

        Too many atrocities have happened in the world because people did nothing and waited in vain for God to intervene.

        Every one of us must work tirelessly to get the word out until everyone understands that Cruz will be kicked off the ballot if he is nominated. Most people do not know that Ted Cruz has a Canadian Birth Certificate. They would be shocked to find that out.

        They also don’t understand the consequences of it — that his eligibility would not be determined until it was germaine and someone with standing took him to court. And finally, the don’t understand that it is far from settled law and the plaintiff has wide latitude to select which judge hears the case and the very first thing a good lawyer does is goes judge-shopping.

        Any judge that heard the case for either Bush or Clinton would understand there is a Supreme Court appointment in it for them…

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    • sundance says:

      Please quit posting this comment over, and over, and over. Once is enough.

      Thank you.

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    • winky says:

      Ted Cruz should spare himself the embarrassment of disqualification by stepping away before he ruins himself politically. My fear is that he might not be eligible to be a senator either…not sure what the rules are on that. He has got to know that HRC would use that against him but maybe it would not get that far because the plan is what SAMMYHAINS says it is….so I guess his eligibility will have to be exposed by Trump or someone else.

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      • sammyhains says:

        He is eligible to be a Senator. There is no NBC requirement for congress, only President (further proof that “Natural Born Citizen” is a higher standard than merely “Citizen.”)

        But you are right about Hillary Clinton, too. She and the Democrats also are prepared to take Cruz to court over eligibility.

        The difference is if the Democrats get to him first, they will ask that he be removed from the ballot, but they will argue Republicans forfeited their place on the ballot, and the Constitution doesn’t allow “do-overs.”

        Watch for that word being used a lot if the Democrats take Cruz to court… it’s in their training packet.

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      • flawesttexas says:

        Natural Born is only required for President of US…not any other Federal office

        Now, Cruz did not give up his Canadian citizenship until he ran for President. Legally, you cannot be a citizen of another nation and be a US citizen…US does not recognize dual citizenship.

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      • singtune says:

        If he is a Globalist like many of us suspect, why would you want him to still be a senator?

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    • oldtoenail says:

      Your theory has some interesting points but several things makes me doubt that scenario. For one thing Hillary would most likely be the next President if the GOPe followed that plan. Also the backlash could cost them both houses of congress. In fact the GOP party could end up being a minority party for the foreseeable future. This weakness of the GOP would increase the odds of a third party rising out of the ashes in the next 25 years. The GOPe has a big problem with Trump and it must be careful blowing off its base voters. I don’t think the GOP is stupid just because they are corrupt and greedy. We just need to continue to watch for what that “something” is.

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      • sammyhains says:

        The GOP Establishment doesn’t care if Hillary is the next president.
        They actually don’t care about winning elections that much. Sure, if given the choice they’d rather win than lose, but only if they are winning with their people.

        But they would actually much rather the candidate lose if it is not Jeb Bush.
        What they DO care about is winning primaries with their people. Because win or lose the general election, they hold onto power if they have their people nominated, and that keeps the checks rolling in for them from Tom Donohue and Wayne LaPierre. And that is what they care about most.

        In fact, I think you’ll find that Republicans raise more funds when they are in the minority, which may go pretty far in explaining a lot of their behaviors.

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  5. Prothonotary Warbler says:

    I think Trump is plenty likeable. I’d like to have a beer with him, if he were a drinker, that is, which he’s not. So, I guess I’ll just have to settle for dinner. I’m sure he lays out a yuuge spread, very classy, just luxurious!

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    • TwoLaine says:

      He’s a meatloaf man. 🙂

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      • Prothonotary Warbler says:

        Now, that is indeed classy!

        My mom was a terrific cook, herself. She did amazing things on a tight budget. I remember when I was a young grown-up, she once told me she was really grateful that I’d never been a picky eater like so many kids are. But, hey, she made it easy for me to eat whatever she put in front of me!

        I wish I knew more of her recipes.

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        • TwoLaine says:

          Same here. I also love meatloaf and meatloaf sandwiches, and make a pretty mean meatloaf myself. My Mom always sliced potatoes thin, just a little thicker than chips and put them on the bottom of the pan for the juices to drip all over. Heavenly. I make mine that way too.

          It’s like a really good moussaka. 🙂

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          • Prothonotary Warbler says:

            My mom had this really simple dish she’d make sometimes. She’d just cut up some smoked sausage, cabbage and potatoes, and stick it in the oven for a while. I could eat bowl after bowl of it, especially with a little bit of vinegar added.

            It sounds so easy, but my own attempts to make it have somehow failed to produce similar results.

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    • 240grjhp says:

      I would be honored just to meet him.

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    • keebler AC says:

      Trump said in his speech today he was astonished at the make shift airport they had in one of the middle east countries, it was finer than any of the American airports. And America is supposed to take in the Syrian refugees?

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  6. agryphon says:

    Fasten your seatbelts and hold on to the ‘oh shit’ handles. This last year is gonna be one heck of a ride and we’ll be lucky to even have an election when the time comes.

    Worldwide chaos, domestic chaos, absolutely out of freakin control mushrooming technology, communication, corruption, population – who could possibly control it?

    You’d think there is an equal amount of good and evil in the world but it seems to be getting skewed.

    I think President Trump is the West’s last chance.

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  7. TwoLaine says:

    I like this one. TRUMP 37, Ben 15%.

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  8. snaggletooths says:

    Not sure if anyone seen this yet but how ridiculous these 4 candidates are.

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC agreed Monday to give four Republican presidential candidates free time on affiliates in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina after they complained Donald Trump unfairly benefited from appearing as “Saturday Night Live” host earlier this month.

    The network said John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, James Gilmore and Lindsey Graham each will get about 12 minutes of time to tout their candidacies during prime time on Friday and Saturday, and during this week’s “Saturday Night Live.”

    Republican George Pataki also had complained, but the network did not announce an agreement with his campaign.

    The candidates will get the time on each of the 18 NBC stations in those three states, where early GOP nominating caucuses or primaries are being held.

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  9. carolmcd says:

    From now on, I’m going to write replies in Word and then copy and paste them in here. I have lost so many posts here. I’m not sure why they don’t show up.

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  10. tz says:

    It’s Romneycareland, even so I’m surprised that Bush isn’t burning worse.

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  11. hocuspocus13 says:

    The GOPe must be freakin out 😖

    Trump and Cruz

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  12. NHVoter says:

    How the heck does Kasich have 9%?
    Here is his latest attack ad:

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  13. Martin says:

    Is Hannity not going to interview Trump? Who cares about this stupid protest in Chicago.

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  14. NHVoter says:

    Whatever Rubio. I remember watching the celebrations on TV.

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  15. sam says:

    I feel like they propping Kasich poll numbers up so he can be in the debate and use him as an attack dog against Trump. Really? Who would believe Kasich is at 9%? Kasich was dangerously close to border line from being transfer to the kiddie table.

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  16. CountryClassVulgarian says:

    Kasich ought to be ashamed but I guess that’s asking too much. The lies won’t hurt Trump. They’ll probably sink postman John.

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  17. lovely says:

    The wild eyed nutcase jabber jawed LSM is bellyaching about Trump’s lies. This will be the holiday clarion call “Trump is a liar.”

    And in the biggest editorial irony that I have seen in a long time the New York Times has posted;

    ”History teaches that failing to hold a demagogue to account is a dangerous act”

    The New York Times seems to have forgotten that they have promoted and enabled a truly dangerous demagogue for the last 8 years.

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