Why Donald Trump Says: “Pan The Crowds”…

There are many people prone to concern whenever the “corporate media”, “professional political class” or “Park Row” attack their preferred candidate.  By allowing the MSM to generate your anxiety you are essentially allowing them to “gaslight”, and to succeed.

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Most people don’t recognize they are victims of Stockholm Syndrome and/or Gaslighting when it occurs; it is such a frequent state of affairs it just seems like a normal disposition – It is not.   Politics are  downstream from popular culture.

In part, the elimination of corporate media influence is one of the reasons for the The Last Refuge to exist.   Think about how widely disconnected was the media narrative from the true events surrounding the Arab Spring, or the Trayvon Martin Case, or the Mike Brown shooting, or, well, you get the picture.

There are actually historical examples for populations that “awaken”, and realize their reference points were all manufactured control by State and State Sponsored Media apparatus – See the Polish Solidarity Movement.

Yesterday we shared a comment/question about Frank Luntz’s focus group motives and intents.  KathyCA, a brilliant mind, shared some common sense in that regard, and deserves expansion:

Absolutely.  One of the main reasons Trump has such yuge support, imo, is because he’s taken on the media and the GOPe on behalf of the average citizen who thinks the way he does but has become afraid to say so.

Like the CTH, he makes people realize they are NOT in a tiny, vulgar, misguided minority — indeed, they’re not a minority at all. They’ve just been brainwashed to think so.

So Trump says “pan the crowds” — you’re not alone! And Luntz tries to do the same in the opposite direction. Thankfully, Luntz’s efforts haven’t been effective, to say the least. (link)

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Kathyca is 100% spot on.  Donald Trump says to the media “pan the crowds“, not because he wants to inflate his own ego or following, but rather because he needs YOU to see the visible representation that YOUR opinions and beliefs are widely held.

Trump is countering the MSM narrative which wants YOU to believe YOUR opinions are in the minority, and THEIR opinions as delivered are the MAJORITY.  This is how the corporate media influence you.

Example Today:   New York Times – Trump Campaign Lags In Iowa

Nonsense.

Candidate Donald Trump’s Iowa Team is the most effective, competent and organized in the election cycle.  Led by a proven winner, Chuck Laudner, with a proven winning track record of organization and victory.  Do you really think Billionaire Trump became a best-in-class businessman without being intensely diligent?

Donald Trump says: “pan the crowds” to show you the scope of your own thought is common.

Frank Luntz does the opposite.  In essence his focus groups, as broadcast, are  intended to STOP THE PANNING and focus in only on that aspect he is paid to control and deliver targeted toward you – us – all of us.

Trump says: “remove the blinders“.  Luntz says: “use my blinders“…

…. and Luntz’s blinders, like the Park Row column inches used, are engineered and designed for specific purposes and intents.

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Inoculate yourselves !

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242 Responses to Why Donald Trump Says: “Pan The Crowds”…

  1. Justice_099 says:

    Trump should hire a photographer to set up a 360 degree camera at the podium at every rally. Show the people what the media refuses to show.

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    • Justice_099 says:

      Call it “America’s Selfie w/ Trump”

      Liked by 28 people

    • corky84 says:

      GREAT IDEA! Love it!

      Liked by 7 people

    • Martin says:

      Yes. This. Those are so awesome to view.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Luck is not all says:

      The same photographer could moonlight picturing the “crowds” at Cruz’ , Jeb’s and Rubio’s rallies and publish them with Trump’s side to side. It could be fun.

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      • Has anyone seen a Cruz “crowd”? I sure haven’t.

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        • The Boss says:

          There was a so-called Cruz crowd somewhere in Virginia yesterday. I’d guess about a couple dozen jammed together with Cruz for a close up shot. There was plenty of daylight, as the crowd was pretty thin.

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          • LOL I would like your comment but for some reason I never can I don’t know if it’s because of how I’m set up or what? I remember Trump had to move his rally in Alabama to a football stadium he had so many who wanted to come. As for Iowa Trump said in the rally the only poll who showed him behind was the Des Moine Register and that’s true. It’s important to note also that the DM Register’s poll was at a Republican Caucus and only consisted of 400 people.

            Recent polls of Iowa Republicans:
            PPP: Trump 28, Cruz 25
            Des Moines Register/Bloomberg: Cruz 31, Trump 21
            Qunnipiac: Trump 28, Cruz 27
            FOX News: Cruz 28, Trump 27
            Loras College: Cruz 30, Trump 23
            Monmouth: Cruz 24, Trump 19, Rubio 17
            CNN/ORC: Trump 33, Cruz 20

            Trump 2016

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            • Nanny G says:

              I think the number of Trump’s Iowa caucus leaders should be publicized.
              Is it really less than 100?
              Out of over 1000 caucus precincts?
              Or have some of these rally attenders been signed up to lead in each and every precinct?
              When all of the rally attenders are from only a few precincts the rest of the state’s many precincts will go for someone else!
              So, where are the facts on this?

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              • SharonKinDC says:

                Look, no matter what Trump or his people say, outlets like the NYT will marginalize TeamTrump’s efforts. At the same time, a lot of detail provides information to competitors.

                The bottom line is TeamTrump is doing everything they can to ensure an IA win. It’s not his natural audience, compared to most other states. That said, when Carson popped up on top, the ‘helpful’ MSM suggested he just abandon IA, because it doesn’t matter in the total scheme of things. Trump negated that suggestion immediately.

                The man fights to win, he never quits the battlefield.

                So why anyone falls for MSM ‘concern’ defies comprehension. Let TeamTrump do their job, under the radar, and the chips will fall accordingly. He might not win IA, but he also could win IA. Time will tell. Meanwhile, we’ve a whole lot of other states to win and his people are doing what they need to do.

                IMO, the recent ‘concern’ articles about Trump’s IA ground effort, coupled w/ the latest WSJ hit piece about “Trump can’t afford to run” are all part and parcel of the effort to dispirit Trump’s support. They’ve failed in every other effort: ‘Can’t win the primary’ ‘Can’t win the general’ ‘He’s too divisive’ ‘He doesn’t have the right ‘temperament”, etc, etc. So now, the effort is on to convince the public that the successful businessman is a rube in terms of ground strategy & can’t afford the hit to his ‘brand’… Which is a laugh, because one of the early attacks was he wasn’t ‘serious’ and only doing this to increase his ‘brand’.

                The poltroons in the MSM & political establishment (as well as the donor class) are pissing themselves in fear that that b-tard, Trump, is likely to pull off a BIG win. I love the smell of their flop sweat. Bring it, cowards!

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            • Trent Telenko says:

              Given the hostile media coverage of Trump, there is no way that polls can capture his true support any more than Gay marriage votes were correct nor the vote percentages for black candidates (AKA The Bradley effect).

              Nobody but nobody — save perhaps Trump himself — has done a “hostile field poll” with large numbers of face to face interviews of the American people to find out his actual support.

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          • Carol says:

            Had about 1,000 in Virginia! I was there.

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    • kenmar1965 says:

      I have been wondering why Trump does manage his own Youtube or Periscope streams.

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    • don welch says:

      that’s a very good idea. you should send your resume to his people.

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    • sundance says:

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    • Nope2GOPe says:

      You are reading my mind! I was thinking just this very thing earlier today.

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    • KitKat says:

      He should hire a team of his own to professionally produce the livestreams of his every event, from start to finish, including the crowd sounds, and music etc. — and “pan the crowds”. The livestreams are exactly like Melania told him, all we see is him at the podium and the electric mood of the events is lost. When he’s running as the Republican nominee, I think productions like that would be worth their weight in gold for transmitting to huge audiences the building momentum.

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    • Trumped says:

      I would like to see mirrors behind him 😀

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    • Big Picture says:

      Or tell each network that they can only broadcast the event IF they zoom out and pan the crowd whenever the crowd is cheering so loudly that Trump pauses his speech and waits until he can be heard again!

      He is a master negotiator, and the networks use him to boost their ratings and profits, so it should be a slam dunk.

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    • Tundrarider says:

      Agree

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    • unbontir says:

      The single most important question that needs to be put to Donald Trump is:

      ‘As president of the United States would you look into the apparent criminal usurpation of the office of president of the United States that has taken place in Mr. Obama’s two illegal administrations, for he was illegally elected twice while in the commission of the crime of fraudulently representing himself as constitutionally eligible to be president while knowingly not so, and given that an investigation provides enough evidence to warrant it, sign an Executive Order retroactively abrogating BOTH of Mr. Obama/Soetoro/Soebarkah’s illegal elections along with everything that the Manchurian Muslim Mullato and Messiah to Marxists from Mombasa has accomplished in the commission of his crimes?’

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      • Justice_099 says:

        I think (hope) he should quietly do it, but to answer a question like that right now might be political suicide.

        You have to remember that he needs to appeal to the majority of the people, many who don’t know about any of that because the media hasn’t told them.

        Trump would be better served getting the right people in place to investigate these things and take them down. Then he can’t have the media using it against him.

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    • I have been advocating for a ustream channel for Trump for months. They could steam anything they want 24/7 and people can be there chatting at the same time…they can do pictures, live stream, skype conversations/interviews….lots of stuff. They could essentially cut the media out of the whole deal if they wanted to. I suspect it would take several mirrored sites cause once it caught on everyone would want to be in on it.

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  2. flawesttexas says:

    Trump is the only one with large crowds. Media knows it. They may be more scared to pan the Hillary/Cruz/Rubio/Jeb crowds because of low attendance

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    • starfcker says:

      Home run, sundance. And every day it grows bigger and bigger. I talk to people every day, and encourage them to talk to people every day. I send out links, and photos. I am nothing, in the scope of things, but my little bit, combined with everyone else’s little bit, turns this into a landslide.

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      • So true. And don’t forget the butterfly effect. You will shape the character of the future you will live in, and in unexpected ways. It all matters. You can’t stop the landslide, but you can help make it a good one, like Reagan’s was!

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    • TrumpFanGirl says:

      It would show how meaningless their attendance is.

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  3. andrewalinxs says:

    So glade you expanded on the point you mentioned the other day. Your spot on.

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    • Agreed – this is brilliant.

      What they’re doing is grafting the “slowly emerging, gradually versioned, push-poll” concept onto the focus group. They are suckering us in with positives at the beginning, so they can image-dampen Trump at a later point.

      Stealthy. I’m really impressed that we caught onto their plan so fast.

      KathyCA and Sundance – y’all ROCK! 🙂

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    • Notmeagain says:

      Yesterday someone posted this video which is relevant:

      He describes the KGB plan of psychological warfare to take down countries. Step one is demoralization. Making people feel isolated is part of that, this observation that we are made to feel small and demoralized is right on. There are three more steps, it’s worth listening to him to see the whole shape and learn how psyops work.
      There’s a lot more on YouTube by this guy. And of course he could be acting as a double agent in these videos, demoralizing us by telling us we would be demoralized. Very scary as we can see how it has happened to us.
      His timeline is a bit off: It’s a 1985 video, the fall of the USSR might have slowed things down but damage was done that could be resumed or exploited by anyone knowing about these techniques, including Obama, Putin, the MSM, and the GOPe. If something is valid in psychology, it is as valid for anyone, it is a tool, same as Alinsky techniques and SunTzu’s advice.

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      • flova says:

        I watched this a couple of years ago when Obama got a second term.

        Isolation, making one think his or her feelings and thoughts don’t matter, intimidation, manipulation, lying, controlling through fear, undermining others’ long held values and beliefs as old-fashioned and irrelevant, and making them financially dependent and trapped are all characteristics of an abuser in a relationship with their partner.

        We are fighting back against our abusers in DC. Now we see them for what they are–bullies, liars, thieves and sociopathic scammers.

        We have seen the light, hit bottom, and we are throwing off the shackles.

        When Lech Walesa put out the word for the Polish people to hit the streets, mothers and fathers grabbed their children and stood up against the communist regime over 35 years ago.

        That’s what we will do if the power and control freaks corrupt the primary process and try to choose our candidate for us again.

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        • Absolutely. I’m ready to go all the way in this fight. If I have to live out of my car in a massive protest-ring around Washington – the world’s biggest armed encampment – no frigging problem.

          The radicals and their faux-Republican lackeys are leaving Washington, if we have to march them to planes to Cuba.

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          • singtune says:

            Actually, If we really think about it~~no one on either side of the Aisle has been even Nominated Without being Part & Parcel of the NWO Globalist Agenda, since, at least, before G.H.W.Bush. So ~~me thinks~~~it is HIGH TIME for a YUGE Change toward the LIGHT. “We, the People”~~~~~CAN~~~~~make this Nomination Possible for TRUMP~!
            Love how all of you are Pulling together for this wonderful Effort~!! It is Great to be around so many Good People! This surely a Safe Harbor “A Last Refuge”~!

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            • The other side needs to understand – this is a correction. People tried to change America against it’s will, and – no. Just no. Stop scamming the masses – listen to the giant computer in the network.

              Awareness levels are going off the charts – despite the media trying desperately to scam us. This is something very big and very fundamental. The sneaky hands on the dials are getting whacked by the ghost in the machine. Somebody is going to figure out how to go with this thing, and the next Google is going to leave this one behind – especially if they continue to fight global consciousness and ally themselves with information-hiding, persuasion by lies, and undesired control.

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      • This is particularly relevant to cultural Marxism, which hooks into Americans’ love for an underdog.

        Cultural marxists have been leaking into America from the old Soviet Empire for years. Remember that even after the Soviet Union started fragmenting, the true believers were still everywhere, and leaking to the West like contagion from a burst pox. They found fertile soil in the West, and have multiplied considerably. Some are very subtle – they have a very open agenda in some ways, but they also have the skills of trained spies, and hide much of what they do to influence people. I will say this without example, because I can’t reveal any of them – they can effect real political change by social influence at the level of individuals.

        Cultural Marxism is easiest to observe in the arts. Some cultural Marxists will even admit they’re Marxists – many won’t. The standard approach is to denigrate traditional beauties and the skills and training needed to achieve them. They will be particularly critical of anything loved by the middle class / right bank, or replete with classic virtues loved by older members of the elite. They substitute affirmation for the shockingly vulgar, the profane, the soul-deadening. Controversy is substituted for skill. PC-approved aspects are lauded, and any intent toward them is hailed as genius, while real genius is ignored, derided, or pooh-poohed.

        I used to think that cultural Marxists were not dangerous. Unfortunately, I’ve learned that is not the case. Many people died because of a SINGLE team of cultural Marxists influencing the right person. Cultural Marxism allows the open grooming of morals in one part of a person’s life that “doesn’t matter”, but the influence on parts of their life that DO matter is inescapable.

        The breaking down of old morals is necessary for change, e.g., the death of slavery. The horrible, horrible irony of cultural Marxism is that in order to achieve this by deceit, they use a sledge-hammer which damages the very values which should NOT change, and in doing so, even thwart their own goals. Thus, we see Soros and Obama creating slavery in Syria and Iraq, thanks to their sledge-hammer Marxist methods. Who woulda thunk?

        And to think we elected Obama to make the world a better place, with less racial strife. Sure – when he’s gone, that may actually happen. But it would have happened just the same with a lot fewer dead people, had we had even 8 more years of George W. Bush. Racial relations improved dramatically under W., and anybody who says they didn’t, is simply lying.

        I’m beginning to think that the over-importation of Muslims is pure, advanced, nuclear-level cultural Marxism.

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  4. Doodahdaze says:

    Note: The media loves to show crowds of 20 or 30 leftist fools as though they are a thousand strong. They only show a tight shot of the rent-a-mob and represent it as a Yuuuuge Crowd. Same with showing a tight shot of the Trump crowd. It is what they call “optics.”

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    • Dixie says:

      The msm is not manipulating me. I have withdrawn further and further from television news. My decision was made a l-o-n-g time ago and there is no possibility of changing my mind.

      Trump and WHOEVER HE CHOOSES, 2016 !

      Will continue to do whatever I can, in a quiet, respectful way, to influence those I know to support Trump regardless of what the msm says. Ordered several autographed, numbered copies of his book as well as hats to give as Christmas gifts to those who are fence-sitting. (Hope they get splinters). Those people will really be glad I did when he wins and becomes our next President. Still sending postcards every once in a while to let Trump know we still have his back.

      Helping to help make American great again !

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      • This is what counts. Personally speaking up for Trump. I’m finding that there are a LOT of Trump voters out there, who simply won’t identify publicly.

        And I’m taking it beyond Trump. It’s the whole Uniparty. Their kabuki act is becoming not just insufferable (love that word now!), but dangerous to the world. Off-the-rails, corrupt globalism is a global disaster. America is addicted to stolen Middle-East oil like a hooker on heroin. It’s either our own blood for oil, or somebody else’s. Democrats AND Republicans need to toss the Uniparty.

        So I have ammo to sympathize with disaffected Democrats, who can’t stand Hillary, and may respect Bernie, but can’t stomach his economically dangerous socialism. There is an alternative, if they are ready to register Republican.

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        • Dixie says:

          Go fer it!

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        • Whenever I hear someone mention the silent Trump supporters, I think of the scene from the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street. The one where the competitor is railing against the success of Cole’s and the two employees are quietly showing each other their Believe buttons.

          Lots of people like Trump, they are just not wanting an argument/job loss/etc. from saying so.

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          • I experienced a boisterous “Trump” twist on that. Met an old buddy early in this Trump thing, when I had just started putting my chips on him. He asked me what I thought about Trump’s first outrageous statement, and I couldn’t help but tell the truth – that I liked the guy, and thought he was awesome. But my friend almost spoke over me saying the exact same thing! We just started laughing. And I could sense that most people hearing us thought the same thing!

            TRUMP!

            #BecauseAMERICA

            sounds of mirrors cracking in Brussels

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      • singtune says:

        Agree Dixie! Stopped watching Cable TV News over 7 years ago. Glad to know others that also that are not influenced by the MSM. I am 78 but I am & in my own way doing all I can too. First time I have been actually excited about any Candidate, in too many years I Know Trump has the Strong ~Aggressive~ Self Confident ~ Leadership to “Make America Great Again”.

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  5. FoxyGranny says:

    Brilliant comment. Pan the crowds, we matter.

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  6. ctmom says:

    Luntz’s latest trick – to try to get us to feel sorry for the poor Moderate Muslims. They follow a prophet who teaches Islam should rule all people, through violence if necessary. Why doesn’t he ask his focus group why they follow a madman?

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  7. Luntz isn’t just saying “Use my blinders”. He is also using his forum as a way to SHAME people for supporting Trump. As in…

    “Yeah… see how THESE people look like idiots? Is this what YOU want to look like? NO? Then SHUT UP already!”

    Think back to the guy who was bragging about sneaking into one of Luntz’s groups. Think about how he behaved in that video. Shaking his head… exaggerated facial expressions. Faux reactions to the positions expressed by the Trump supporters.. and ALL was caught on camera. And it was NO ACCIDENT. He didn’t “Sneak in”… he was PLANTED… for that very purpose. To mock Trump supporters in a way that Luntz WANTED to, but couldn’t. And Luntz feigns “taking the high road” by indirectly praising Trump. All staged for YOUR consumption.

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  8. screwauger says:

    Before Obamao’s reign my go to line on the blogs was “how does it feel to be in the minority.” After his two elections and all the radical leftist policies I stopped using the line and had my doubts. Trump has restored my faith completely!

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  9. I don’t trust Trump. However, I don’t trust anyone running for president or anyone currently in office.

    I have finally made the decision to support Trump. He is the only one I can in good conscious, and being a strict Constitutionalist, support. I don’t know if he will keep his word, but I will take that chance. I know, without a doubt no other candidate will keep their word.

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    • Martin says:

      We’ve hit rock bottom as a country so we might as well take a chance with Trump because he at least won’t be any worse than Obama.

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      • We are definitely on rock-bottom and in severe danger as a Constitutional Republic. Our federal government is completely illegitimate and corrupt.

        My reservation with Trump is that every other elected official has lied to us. I love what he says, I just can’t allow myself to believe him. However, I know all the other candidates and our entire federal government are lying.

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    • don welch says:

      trump ain’t a perfect candidate but i see it this way: i would rather live in trumps world than in hillary’s world. that it!

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    • Proud of you! We gave chances to republicans in senate and congress and they failed us. I trust Trump and willing to take a chance with him! It can’t get any worse!

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    • amjean says:

      Good decision. Now, go to Donald J
      Trump for President website and educate
      yourself on his policies by reading his op eds.
      You will know that you came to the correct
      decision to support Donald Trump.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      I liked the observation of my boy, who is still a minor but comes up with some interesting thoughts: “I’m pretty sure Trump can be a jackass when he wants to be, but I don’t think he is a nazi; the other ones I am pretty sure could be nazis. A jackass is the better choice.” (we were talking about the parlor game)
      I don’t agree with everything that Trump has said, and like everyone else he will bear watching, nor will he be some crystal-coated savior — nobody is. However, he is by order of magnitude better than the rest, and the obvious choice if you desire to not have Jeb shoved down your throat (which I do not).
      I’ll even support those Democrats I know who are choosing Bernie (who is beyond a jackass, a moronic old coot) — because they are rebelling against having Hillary shoved down their throats. I don’t have to like or agree with their politics…if they have come to the realization that they were brainwashed into choosing Clinton and Obama (and now another Clinton again) then that is enough of a victory for now. (and it is happening) May that trajectory hold!

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  10. sundance says:

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    • seekingthetruth2 says:

      Where in the world is Marco Rubio?

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      • Doodahdaze says:

        He is at Shula’s waiting tables.

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      • Sanj says:

        He’s voting telepathically between naps

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        • AMD_Afficionado says:

          Ted Cruz, when questioned about skipping the Lynch vote to schmooze at a fundraiser, insisted that skipping a vote was the same darn thing as showing up and voting “no” so there might be something to that 😦

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          • KBR says:

            No it is NOT!
            That’s a total lie.
            They have the ability to vote yea, nay, or abstain.
            That’s like saying failing to show up for work one day is the same as protesting unfairness at your workplace.
            That’s like saying staying home from the polls is the same as casting your vote.
            That’s an excuse for failing to do his job. Same excuse he would use to not do the job as president.
            Will Ted Cruz go MIA when the s..t hits the fan, just like Obama did with Benghazi? Sounds like he would. And then he’d tell us it’s the same thing as being there.

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            • Notmeagain says:

              But some day, some snoop might count the “yeas” and “nays” and make conclusions about that person’s stances. Like that Conservative Review site which BB seems to push. Evading a vote or voting “present” avoids future accountability.

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          • ejarra says:

            Rubio said skipping = no.

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            • PatriotKate says:

              Remember all the times that Obama voted “Present” in the Illinois Legislature? They do it so their votes aren’t on record. Rubio has a ceiling of about 10% on average and all the negative publicity recently will take him down. I don’t think he can go back up. He and Cruz, but mostly Rubio, are just the Republican version of Obama. Every time they attain a position, they immediately start working on the next one. In the meantime, they play games in their voting to avoid being exposed. Only now, they are. The Eligibility issue will come up at some point, whether by the Republicans to knock them out or later by the Democrats. I don’t think Trump wants to touch that one and knows he won’t have to.

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            • Mike says:

              Yeah, just what we expect from a refractory truant like Rubio. Right ? (no)

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            • Karmy says:

              If that’s Rubio’s logic then why be elected since he’s not been standing up for anything he was elected for? He is doing a disservice to the people of Florida.

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          • Karmy says:

            That’s the slippery way of getting out of being counted for a vote. No record of what he thinks. That’s a cheaters approach. Not good in my book. Stand up and be counted for what you believe else you believe in nothing. Have integrity.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        Still teaching a class twice a week in FL for his benefactor, or meeting with donors/prospective donors.

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    • jackphatz says:

      Only 18% undecided or “other”. How does that line up with other election events?

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  11. Bluto says:

    I am constantly encountering and observing the indoctrinated, gas-lit, manipulated & propagandized. They aren’t even aware of it. Why do I notice? I don’t have super-double-secret-probation powers of observation. I’m just your everyday, hard working, hard drinking fun dude, so how can I see this so readily?

    Easy. I killed my TV. Dead. Screw you TV, you never loved me anyway. I hate you.

    Like many of us after Sept. 11th, I became obsessed with watching the endless loop, the 24/7 narrative repeated and repeated. I couldn’t get enough!!! GIMME GIMME GIMME!!! It left me damaged. It was so bad for my psyche, my brain, my emotions – dark days indeed.

    About 8 years ago, I decided, I’ve had enough. We cancelled our cable TV. I unplugged. Then I moved up to the mountains. Now I don’t even get broadcast TV (not that I wanted it anyway). After 8 years of being unplugged from the propaganda, you really notice things. Heck, even after the first few months, you start to notice things. People start parroting phrases and catch-words simultaneously, seemingly out of the blue. They all say the same thing, the same way, at the same time!!! AND, they all act like it’s their own thoughts! It’s crazy!

    I decided that being unplugged and observing what the public parrots is a great way to detect what propaganda is being sold that day/week/month. It’s creepy.

    Being free from the manipulation & propaganda isn’t the only benefit though. Think about the savings!
    With a cable bill of $100++, I figure I’ve saved nearly $10,000. That’s real money. In my pocket. Plus, I didn’t have the pleasure of paying the propaganda masters with the cable bundle.

    For entertainment, I use Netflix @ $9 a month and Amazon Prime streaming which is free. If I feel I HAVE to zone out and watch something, I’ve at least got some access to fun.

    So, please. Kill your TV. Starve the Propagandists & Manipulators. Trust me, you’ll be happy!!!
    I am. 😀 😉

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    • Luck is not all says:

      I am “clean ” from cable TV and the rest since the first Fox debate. It’s a short time compared with 8 years but I already notice all of the above mentioned benefits. (Bluto) Great feeling. At least I don’ t pay anymore for being gaslighted.

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    • Rene says:

      That is what we have done also. We dropped cable like you did about eight years ago, and yes I am sure we have saved at least $10,000. Very liberating. Whenever traveling hotels have cable and I am reminded of what I am not missing. I usually just turn off the tv in the hotel room too.

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      • Bluto says:

        OMG!!! The Hotel visits and the TV!!!! I’m actually laughing out loud right now thinking about it. It’s like Every. Single. Second. They’re yelling at you. The ads, the shows, the intros. Everything is spasmodically trying to grab your attention.

        I swear, I think it’s really gone into overdrive just in the past year alone. It’s frightening.

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        • 240grjhp says:

          Same here Bluto but only been 3.4 years for me. Vodka Up!

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        • Rudy Bowen says:

          Speaking of Netflix, I have been catching up with whatever TV shows are worth watching since I stopped watching network TV (about the time that Babylon 5, the initial series) ended.
          The real give away is that the hour long shows are actually about forty minutes for almost all of them…which means that if you watched them on network one third of the time spent was being exposed to subliminal and not-so-subtle ‘programming’. That doesn’t include the influence from many of the shows themselves. I don’t even go to movies much anymore, maybe five or six a year. Take the new Star Wars movie, for instance…produced and directed by Hollywood’s newest, left leaning icon, J.J.Abrams…who has included ‘treats’ in his flicks such as a close loving shot of a Reagan as bobblehead toy painted up to look like a zombie. It’s pretty much infused into everything these days, even difficult to get away from on something like Netflix.
          There’s always board games and books (published before 2000, just to be safe), as well as movies ‘from before the 21st century’.

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          • PatriotKate says:

            And, have you ever noticed when you look at People magazine in the grocery store that you also have absolutely no idea who many of these so-called celebrities are and don’t care that you don’t know?

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          • MouseTheLuckyDog says:

            Shhh. 2ddl/net for new shows– The Big Bang Theory, Quantico ( sucks but they lured me in for the year ), and Librarians.

            torrents for most of the other stuff. Mainly old movies. You find some really good stuff compared to much of the crap out now ( a recent discovery for example is “The Second Greatest Agent in the Whole Wide World” ), and audio books.

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            • Karmy says:

              All we get is local TV which includes PBS and ME TV (old shows like Andy Griffith, Seinfeld and MASH) and Svengooli (Horror Movies). I like Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy (no politics) and Survivor or some police dramas. Other than that, I read online and Treehouse. Don’t go to movies (hate to support the Leftists) Thanks guys for giving me back my sanity. Breitbart starting going south and I didn’t know where else to turn until I found the Treehouse. Thank you Sundance!

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              • Karmy says:

                Meant to add to above comment. I was talking with a fellow traveler last year and wondered if it was a genetic thing that some people fell for the BS and others did not. Perhaps it is the programming but wondered if it was something genetic. Kind of like liberalism is a mental disorder. Conservatism is the norm.

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        • Ono says:

          Great video! Frank Zappa I am the slime oozing out of your TV set

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      I have dropped cable news. Just starting to feel better.

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      • don welch says:

        me too. first debate and i was through with fox news. i don’t miss it at all. none of it. lying liars lie and then they cover their past lies with new lies.

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      • Racine Thyme says:

        All ya’all talking about having no cable are scaring me. I haven’t had a television in 10 years. After Obama was elected I started listening to talk radio. I read blogs for news information.

        Recently I decided that talk radio and blogs are making me a crazy person because of all the bad news all the time. I am trying to distance myself from both.

        If I am thinking I have to ‘unplug’ to gain some semblance of sanity, I now cannot imagine the level of insanity going on inside those who watch cable tv.

        I am thinking I am going to have to establish the level of someone’s ‘pluggedness’ (new word I just made up) before I engage in a serious conversation with that person. I never really thought it was a thing until just now when reading your comments.

        Thank you?

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        • Doodahdaze says:

          I meant stopped tuning in. I can’t knock it off my cable service. It is a waste of time now.

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        • Jenny R. says:

          “Unplugging” can be just as bad an idea as “tuning in” — you have to keep up with what the rest of the world is doing. Two things though:
          1. Never become obsessed with the news or tv in general; have a hobby, do something with yourself — passive learning creates a passive mind (and soft body). However, don’t turn your back on the media because information is important to have and for appearances sake it is better if you don’t.
          2. Realize what you are dealing with: it is meant to make you passive and acquiescent; always keep this in mind….you may have to practice having a mask in public; the trick is to not let it influence you over much while at the same time not letting your mask slip. This is the most dangerous feat to pull off, but it must be done for much the same reasons as #1.

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          • Rev21v3n4 says:

            Going to have to disagree to a certain extent. I’ve not been “plugged in” for close to 30 years. Yet, because of the internet which has EVERYTHING, I am more informed and up to date then most people I know who have a TV on 24/7. You don’t have to be plugged in to keep up. You can find every news report, every video and every “breaking” news headline. There are plenty of places that disseminate the news honestly–and plenty that don’t. It’s easy to figure it out. You limit your exposure and actually gain more knowledge because you’re not limiting yourself to one or two news channels and will find reporting from different angles of same issue.

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    • R-C says:

      Kudos, Bluto!

      We also ‘cut the cable’ back in…2009, I think. It’s been a while…and, like you, big savings–our bill was over $200/month for a “bundle”; 300 channels and nothing worth watching… Yipes!

      Also like you, I subscribe to Netflix and Amazon Prime. I watch Trump rallies on-line, either through a feed from this site, or on YouTube (which I also recommend highly–I have been enrolled in the “Master of Anything” program at YouTube University for quite some time now).

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    • Nope2GOPe says:

      We did the same thing Bluto. It was the best thing we had ever done!

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    • Dixie says:

      I only keep cable for my husband who is 86 years old and likes to watch every college and professional game ever televised. Were it not for him, cable AND television would be outta here completely as I personally never watch any of it anymore.

      I love what you’ve done and I love your comments and I wish I was your neighbor in the mountains…. ! I think your environment would be inspiring, a revival of the human spirit. Sounds like that’s what it’s done for you and maybe Trump will do that for the rest of us.

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    • Rev21v3n4 says:

      I have to be honest, folks. I have literally not watched TV in probably 30 years. I didn’t own one for at least 15 years. I do have one now as I had to get it when my mother moved in with me for the last few years of her life. However, I only turn it on 3 times a year (Derby, Preakness, Belmont) and, even then, I only turn it on about a minute before post time. So, for me, the dirty little secret Bluto discovered happened for me a long, long time ago. I literally cannot even stand to be in the same room as a TV. When out in public, you can’t get away from them. They are everywhere: airports, restaurants, car service departments, doctor’s offices, stores–everywhere. I sit outside in freezing weather waiting for my car to be serviced because being exposed to a TV in a nice warm waiting room drives me insane. Once in a blue moon when with friends or acquaintances who have their TV on, I will make a comment. Do you not understand how bad this is? Do you realize how ____________ (violent, blasphemous, profane, propagandist, overtly sexual, utterly banal, deviant, inappropriate, etc., etc., etc.) this is? Most don’t see it, understand or care. Breaks my heart. Bluto is totally right: it is clear as a crystal bell to me just how truly repugnant and destructive the vast majority of TV is. And, even if it isn’t so bad, all of the visual effect of constantly flashing and changing screens, raucous noise and crass commercialism can’t be good for anyone. Kids have an attention span of a gnat. Turn it off. Sit down together as a family over a home cooked meal (if you don’t know how to cook, I’m available to teach basic cooking skills!!) and just talk. That alone will eventually cure a lot of societal ills as families learn to discuss, disagree respectfully, laugh with and exhort each other enthusiastically. Let everyone have a voice. Listen and respond thoughtfully. Just my 2 cents worth. /Soapbox off

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      • Dixie says:

        Geez, I’m trying to turn it back on, your soapbox, that is, as I was enjoying your rant. Well said. I’ve just, in the last couple of years, learned to enjoy peace and quiet at home and to enjoy reading again. I don’t know if I’ll ever be the same. Now don’t start on computers because I couldn’t do without mine. You have no idea how much I enjoy tuning in to a video news clip which might be posted here on CTH and if I don’t like where it is going or the person who is talking, I can shut them down in a sec. Ha! Take that you dumb so and so ! (Not talking to you, Rev., and could I get some cooking lessons?)

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        • Rev21v3n4 says:

          Lol! Thanks! My soapbox gets a lot of use these days… 😉 I’ll let you know when I’m ready to target computer time–but don’t hold your breath. It is my source of income as my entire job is on the pute, news, The Treehouse (cannot get enough of it!) and entertainment (addicted to Mahjong… 🙂 ).

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      • MVW says:

        1998 I left TV for good.
        ” I sit outside in freezing weather waiting for my car to be serviced because being exposed to a TV in a nice warm waiting room drives me insane”
        Funny you should say that, I just had the oil changed and did the same thing. And there is fresh air there too! 😀

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        • Rev21v3n4 says:

          Yay! I’m not the only one! Sometimes I feel like the Lone Ranger ’cause people look at me like I’m really weird when I sit in a hallway of a doctor’s office or out in less than balmy weather at a car shop. Lol!!

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    • Major914 says:

      You’re right on with the dulling and deadening effects of television…

      I quit watching entirely 30 years ago… It’s been about 7 years since I watched a classic movie at home on a disc, which up until that time I did about once a month or so…

      Mass media is a high-stakes medium that attracts subversives who want to tear down tradtional society, and broadcast their immoral and amoral views as though they were normal and normative… it is an influence game… The very best a person can do is reject it categorically…

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    • your tour guide says:

      I’d have to pry the TV from my wife’s cold, dead hands.
      But….. I see exactly what Bluto means about parroting. Prior to 2008, a coworker
      who was uber, ultra, mega brainwashed was throwing “disingenous” around at work right
      and left. A long time lib friend ( who generally has a vocabulary of roughly 12 words), managed to work “misognynistic” into every discussion 2 years ago.
      News programs aren’t the worst offenders. Late night talk show monologues and
      damn near any episode of “Law and Order” always manage to convey what’s the “proper”
      and “evil” take on issues. Proper being liberal talking points. And many shows shield their
      talking points in long-winded rants that start out on different topics.
      My favorite: Sally Field, a few years ago in whatever show she was on. She was discussing a family member’s boyfriend.
      “Selfish, immature, narcisstic, two faced, untrue, republican”. The first five words
      were all thrown in to prove the guy was evil. Republican was thrown in to tie it into the “evil” concept. PS: The wording here’s not exactly precise, but you get the idea.

      t

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    • Jo McIntyre says:

      We haven’t had ANY tv since several years before, but my husband dragged it out of the garage when the planes hit the towers, which we had learned about on the radio.

      A comment on effects of TV: some are inadvertent and just the result of the situation. I learned this when my husband got involved in a big public fight with some powerful elected and corporation people – like possible Mafia or their ilk. He was to appear at a public meeting, so I got a friend in community cable tv to come and film a tense public meeting.

      Neither my husband nor I had the courage to review the film, even after we won that hard-fought battle, but years later we decided we should look at it. You know what was the most amazing thing? My husband TOTALLY DOMINATED the event! What? He wasn’t a public speaker. He was opposed by everybody in the room. He was not media AT ALL. One of the corporate goons tried to intimidate him in public! This was all on film.

      So how did he do it? Hubby didn’t, but the cameraman did, by following him with the camera and going in close most of the time. Hubby filled the screen! He stayed calm on the outside and gave a clear, rational explanation about why he was right and everyone else was wrong. This was shown on Community TV.

      He did have a politically savvy friend well-known in the community and… me. Yep, little old wifey in the background pumping out press releases and sending out a targeted newsletter. That was our team and we won.

      This is essentially what Trump is doing on a 1000-times bigger scale. Working harder, smarter, meaner, and luckier than the other guys. Go Trump!

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      • wondering999 says:

        Love your story, Jo McIntyre. Community TV is a good resource, too, and most communities don’t use it enough. So happy to read that you were successful with it.

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    • singtune says:

      Stopped watching Cable TV News Channels. too 8 Years ago too. Have not Killed the TV, but only visit a few places now & then.~~~~Actually kept the Cable so we could watch NASCAR Racing. The other things are only watched once in a while. Have never gone back & both of us are better off now. .Good to find others who have had the same experience.
      I concur with Bluto, I Now SEE Through all the Propaganda & almost too easily. Glad to hear someone else describe a similar experience. Thank You~!

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  12. truthandjustice says:

    Yes – just watching the rerun of O’Reilly interviewing Trump at his rally in AZ where he mentions that there were 15,000 that came out to hear him and you could see behind him. We should probably mention that too in our posts/blogs….pointing out the lack thereof of the others.

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  13. Totally Domestic says:

    The proof is in the crowds.

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  14. Pan the crowds is dead on correct. The TEA parties sent a million people to the Washington Mall. The Washington Post said there were 70,000. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1213056/Up-million-march-US-Capitol-protest-Obamas-spending-tea-party-demonstration.html. Glenn Beck was smarter and commissioned pictures of his rally on the Washington Mall which demonstrated the lies told by our enemies in the press. Fast forward…the Cedar Rapids video shows Trump and only Trump. Why?

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  15. dakotacav says:

    Trump is brilliantly urging Americans — the “Silent Majority” — to start a “preference cascade” to make America a great country again…

    I believe this was Instapundit’s first writing about this phenomenon:

    http://www.ideasinactiontv.com/tcs_daily/2002/03/patriotism-and-preferences.html

    FTA:

    “[…] After 9/11,enough people started flying flags to make other people feel safe about doing it too. Now you can see a lot of flags on the cars in that garage. Have people become more patriotic? Maybe. But more likely they’ve just become more willing to show it.

    “This illustrates, in a mild way, the reason why totalitarian regimes collapse so suddenly. (Click here for a more complex analysis of this and related issues). Such regimes have little legitimacy, but they spend a lot of effort making sure that citizens don’t realize the extent to which their fellow-citizens dislike the regime. If the secret police and the censors are doing their job, 99% of the populace can hate the regime and be ready to revolt against it – but no revolt will occur because no one realizes that everyone else feels the same way.[…] “

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  16. 1321weave says:

    Each time someone I know begins to talk of the election it is as if they feel they “must” criticize Trump. When I counter with facts they seem almost relieved, every time. It is so weird, but I think it speaks to the point of this article.

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    • KitKat says:

      Many acquaintances whom I previously thought were well informed voters, I now see as blithering ignorami, based on all the bs they spew about Trump. Most of them haven’t even listened to a single one of his speeches, but consider themselves authorities on how bad he is. Their mockery of him, and the lies they tell about him, are vile. They are basically sound asleep. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  17. R-C says:

    The great service Trump has performed is to raise the curtain on the master manipulators who have been diligently shaping and directing public sentiment for decades. ‘

    I’m sure most of you have wondered at one point or another, “Hmmm…I wonder why that story is ‘important’ right now…” after the press runs off on a tangent, hyperventilating about one thing or another. And we’ve all surely seen the press’ proclivity to parrot each other’s ‘talking points’, marching in lock-step to deliver The Narrative to the masses.

    All of it orchestrated to evoke a certain emotion and to elicit a predetermined response from the people.

    Joe Pesci’s “Vincent LaGuardia Gambini” still explains it best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvSTjvDYUk4

    Master manipulators. Trump has exposed them all. And we, Trump’s supporters, aren’t buying into the hype any more.

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  18. Sanj says:

    Effing Fox and Salem and GOPe and their sanctimonious budget caving congressional followers. Losers all!
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/12/19/fox-news-bashes-trump-hillary-surges-to-11-point-lead/

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    • Martin says:

      These people are slime. Thanks, Trump, for exposing these lowlifes.

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      They stink.

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    • jackphatz says:

      I can’t maneuver around that site anymore, too much something playing in the background wants to freeze up my computer. Personally I find it hard to believe what little I do read from there. The have an agenda just like FOX does, we don’t believe them either.

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      • Breitbart is definitely in the Uniparty DMZ.

        To people having trouble, I have these recommendations. Don’t go to Breitbart without Firefox or Chrome, with the Ghostery and AdBlock Plus extensions (or some of the newer ad blockers). Disable everything but Disqus in Ghostery, although some people may need 1 or 2 other widgets or programs enabled.

        Be careful of links there. The other side loves to leave toxic links that go to poisoned sites with malware, or that are used to scrape up your metadata. Click-bait – don’t fall for it.

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  19. corky84 says:

    Kind of interesting..I have always said Merry Christmas..regardless of the P.C. protocol.
    This year, I’m going out of my way, to sincerely wish ANYONE that I come in contact with, a Merry Christmas. Guess what…I always get a Merry Christmas back. Even when the clerk or sales person, says Happy Holidays and my response is Merry Christmas..they will then respond, Merry Christmas!
    Baby steps..but nevertheless, brings joy to my heart!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Thanks for all you do Sundance and the all the Treepers. Most appreciated!

    God Bless, you all!

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  20. Wendy Forward says:

    I am a new CTH reader and fervent TRUMP supporter-thanks all for your wonderful work and for providing me with a great community.

    This seems like the right place to share a quick story about Frank Luntz. Met him at a Newt Gingrich speech in LA when Gingrich was SOTH. According to my very plugged in state appeals court justice Luntz wrote most of the Contract With America. I ran into him (Luntz), introduced myself and invited him to have lunch with my judge friend, mom and me. He was incredibly rude. All that “charm” you see on TV is fake. And I’m sure most of you have noticed he wears a really bad hairpiece. Just ugly, inside and out.

    Thanks again for all the good work–TRUMP 2016/2020!!

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  21. TwoLaine says:

    This is also why TRUMP always brings up the current polls. We all know how deceptive the media likes to be on them, when it does not suit their current storyline. This is no different. He wants to make sure EVERYONE KNOWS, and that it is “on the record”.

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  22. Trump or whoever has the money and desire to show a pan shot of his rallies please, please get a pan shot of every single rally. Stack them up an post them prior to the primaries. Please.

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  23. Batman says:

    Yes, but when will we understand that even the right-right alarmist press (not faux-right Fox) inadvertently? exploiting and whipping up provocative weakness? or playing to conservatives ‘fears for clicks’? – does the same thing – with an MO that is too long in defeating us.

    Day after day. Year after year. Breitbart whines about how the establishment and leftist press treats us and treats that as the news. http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/12/19/fox-news-bashes-trump-hillary-surges-to-11-point-lead/

    Instead of reporting on the right-right. They report on how the left sees the right as wrong.

    And how outrageous and doggone unfair that is, doggone it!! “Aren’t you just outraged???!!!”

    Who cares? Why give the left such awesome super master of the universe powers?

    Dead, dead, end. Weakness of the conservative press. But they get the cry baby clicks for stirring our resentment and anger. They hoard the comments. They make out by exploiting us.

    Come on people. We can do better. We have a story to tell, and it is not about how badly the left and establishment treats us. Be offensive, not defensive. That’s Trump’s genius. He gives the left so little airtime.

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    • Wendy Forward says:

      You are sooo right-those like Brietbart DO give the left too much power-they get upset because the “cool” kids don’t like them-and get others on that tape loop with “crybaby clicks”. Great post!

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      • Batman says:

        Yes, exactly, think about Trump’s success in communicating with people and the positive window he brings, which energizes. It’s proportion. Perfect recipe. He does very, very little defense. He does a little more criticism of the other side, but still, proportionally small time spent on this compared to time he spends on explaining the problem and most time spent on what needs to be done about it, and how he/we is/are going to do that. He knows how to bring a positive, energizing message. This is leadership.

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  24. TwoLaine says:

    I would like to see them using something like CrowdAlbum to have everyone upload their own event pix.

    https://www.crowdalbum.com/artist/5589e967617070482f6a9f00/Donald_Trump

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  25. Doodahdaze says:

    I have stopped calling and emailing my so called representatives. It is a waste of time. All I can do now is just vote against them.

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  26. Doodahdaze says:

    My lib girlfriend tells me I have finally seen the light about FOX news. I tell her … right but you have not seen the light about CNN and MSNBC.

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    • Martin says:

      Will she?

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    • Kinda funny. You two can unite in revulsion at the corrupt Uniparty.

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    • AdamSelene says:

      Deprogrammed a lib is way harder. Point out how unfairly CNN has treated Bernie, giving him no coverage and reporting every time that Clinton “wins” each debate when polls say otherwise. “See, the fix is in. The ‘left’ is controlled to push Clinton and hide Bernie, the ‘right’ is controlled to push Jeb/Rubio and destroy Trump. We’re all on one side “the people,” and the media, all of them, are on the other side, ‘The establishment’.”

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  27. Sanj says:

    Trump is also leading the media by the nose. Each time they think they have a narrative. Notice today there is almost no talk of the Muslim ban and it’s all Putin. He owns each issue and then moves on, the narrative machine can’t keep pace with Trump.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      That is because Trump is as big a player of the game, if not more so, than they are. In many ways he’s the American counterpart to Putin, who also know how the game is played.

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  28. Trumped says:

    Great article.

    They cant hide the fact of his crowds anymore as he had too many of them. Soon every american has a friend or relative who saw it with his own eyes.

    And now the media, as in the NYT, tries to make a point that he has huge crowds but they are merely fans and not legit voters.. I guess we will see more of that narrative popping up soon.

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  29. hocuspocus13 says:

    Trump is doing exactly what he should be doing…

    Focusing on “we the people” 🎄

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  30. Doodahdaze says:

    The polls show that people with outie belly buttons are voting for Bush. Innies favor Trump.

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  31. kathyca says:

    Oh geeze, idk about brilliant! lol. Thanks for the outrageous compliment, though. Coming from SD and this crowd, I’m very honored 🙂

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  32. rashamon says:

    Polish Solidarity Movement. Ah, SD, another bullseye. Yes.

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  33. Ash says:

    Sundance, I read this post and I see that again info I have that I think fits into what is going on. I know you are extremely busy and you get a lot of emails. I don’t know if you received my email 6 days ago titled “ASH re;Cruz campaign”.
    Any way of getting info to you besides gmail?

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  34. thesitrep says:

    The Trump team should set up a jumbotron behind him with a live feed of wide angle views of the crowd he is speaking to. That way the crowds will be seen on the media.
    The media knows how powerful massive crowds are.
    I bet Trump has spoken directly to more people at his various rallies than all other candidates both Rep and Dem combined.
    Remember the coffee parties? That is what Jebrina is doing

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  35. feralcatsblog says:

    Have truth will travel reads the card of the man
    An American Moses in a PC enslaved land
    His fast draw on the Establishment heeds the calling wind
    A Soldier for America is the man called Trumpadin

    He skewers the establishment whenever he must
    His own checkbook of silver is his badge of trust
    There will be legends that American free men and women will sing
    Of the man who crushes the Establishment, of the man called Trumpadin

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  36. AmyB says:

    I took some comments to heart this morning and really stepped up my Trump game today. A good friend from years ago and I see eye to eye on most things. However, when I said I am all about Trump, she was a bit flabbergasted. She spit out all the Trump criticisms that the media dumps out everyday. I asked her to do one thing for me and that was to watch a Trump rally. She had no idea that thousands of people attend his rally. She also said he was down in the polls and couldn’t win. I said that actually, the last post-debate poll showed him at 39%. I was just so happy I had a Trump-worthy response to every objection she had. Thanks to Sundance and all of you for preparing me for my little piece of the fight. Now if I can only get my man to vote for him………….

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  37. Doodahdaze says:

    Critical thinking is abounding around here. The worst thing that can happen to the media. Critical thought is media poison. Up theirs. We have had enough. This is America not East Germany. We are the poison. Jus for fun on a Saturday night.

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  38. ejarra says:

    I have a very simple and effective fix to to non-panning.

    A large mirror directly behind Donald as he speaks. Large enough to show the crowd as it moves constantly back and forth, up and down showing the multitudes of those attending while cheering and clapping.

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    • Trumped says:

      Would be great. Something reflective. Moving would a bit too sophisticated I fear 😉

      A TV livestreaming a shiot of the crow would do it too.

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  39. Daniel says:

    Trump needs to start making his entrance from the back of the room so that the cameras follow him to the stage. That’ll make the cameras pan the room. 🙂

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    • Janie M. says:

      I think they keep him confined in a safe and restricted area prior to his appearance due to safety concerns. SS probably figures the less distance he travels to the stage, the greater the protection they can offer, less openings.

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  40. spacette55 says:

    Everyone attending an event can “pan the crowd” and post it on their FB page. Kelleigh Nelson’s husband did a slow 360 degree pan and posted this footage on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8uw7SaFTgE

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  41. SouthCentralPA says:

    In a similar vein, I cannot say too much about the Vaclav Havel essay “The Power of the Powerless”. Contains more thought-provoking material than many books. Don’t plan on reading it quickly, that’s for sure 🙂

    Trust you me, the worries I have are not from the MFM, but about the Clintons and just how devious they can be (and that’s no illusion).

    Was listening to Rush’s Week in Review while I was getting some things this afternoon, and one of the hours was from the day after the LV debate. Rush went on and on about how sincere he thought DT was being when he [Trump] talked about wanting to win. That made/makes me feel a lot better.

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  42. aintbuyingit says:

    Next time Trump chides the camera people to pan the room and they don’t, he should remind the crowd that those camera operators are really just guys who are lucky to have a job and are working to support their families like a lot of people. Don’t be mad at them, THEY SHOULD BE MAD AT THEIR BOSSES!!! These camera operators DO want to pan the room and show the YUGE crowd, but they just can’t. They would lose their job. These camera operators know they are working for liars and manipulators. Frankly, I feel sorry for them, they know the truth because they have seen it.

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  43. Jenny R. says:

    While crowd shots could be effective, there is a danger of plants in the crowd and all sorts of shenanigans along those lines. It would have to be done carefully (we do live in a world of advanced photoshopping techniques after all). Great risks can have great rewards, but they do have to be weighed. I’m sure he is aware of this.

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  44. MissLynn says:

    I discovered this site recently, I am so happy to have found it. Noticed Sundance was leaving very informative messages at Lucianne.com and thought I would check it out. From the picture at the top I thought I was going to the Breitbart site, and was surprised that so many people here did not like that site. But I think I understand now. Anyway, I so much appreciate the way you listed when the state primaries are, the conventions, the district meetings, etc. All right there in one place, easy. I think Trump is answering a calling, we desperately need a tough mean sob that loves his country and will do anything to save it. Just please dont let us down Mr. Trump! Thank you. I won’t be a lurker anymore. MissLynn

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Welcome Miss Lynn!

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    • LawrencePaul says:

      Me too, I was directed here by a disgruntled Breitbarter, No trolls or spammers, imagine that. Just about everyone over here seems to be a Trumpster so although we are all preaching to the Choir it is very encouraging to have a bit of a safe haven with all of the anger and bitterness we have to endure elsewhere.

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  45. LawrencePaul says:

    We live in a world now where the MSM and party bosses no longer control what we see and hear. In 1976 while still living in the UK I became so incensed by the left wing pap on the BBC, and being forced under treat of prison and a criminal record to buy a licence to fund it that I yanked the lead out of me television, loaded into my car and drove it to the dump. I have not owned a television since. However I watch all of the news I need on the internet. I never miss a Trump interview or speech. We can now watch more or less what we want and when we want to and the propagandists hate it.
    The love Clinton/Bush/Rubio hate Trump BS would have worked twenty years ago but not any more.

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  46. unbontir says:

    The single most important question that needs to be put to Donald Trump is: ‘As president of the United States would you look into the apparent criminal usurpation of the office of president of the United States that has taken place in Mr. Obama’s two illegal elections to the office of president of the United States for the Empty Chair was illegally elected twice while in the commission of the crime of fraudulently representing himself as constitutionally eligible to be president while knowingly not so, and given that an investigation provides enough evidence to warrant it, sign an Executive Order retroactively abrogating BOTH of Mr. Obama/Soetoro/Soebarkah’s illegal elections along with everything that the Manchurian Muslim Mulatto and Messiah to Marxists from Mombasa has accomplished in the commission of his crimes?’

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  47. lisainva says:

    Reblogged this on lisaandrews1968 and commented:

    Donald Trump says to the media “pan the crowds“, not because he wants to inflate his own ego or following, but rather because he needs YOU to see the visible representation that YOUR opinions and beliefs are widely held.

    Trump is countering the MSM narrative which wants YOU to believe YOUR opinions are in the minority, and THEIR opinions as delivered are the MAJORITY. This is how the corporate media influence you.

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  48. Tom Savin says:

    How about a podium in every corner of the room, and in the middle of a speech he walks to a different podium, saying “this is what I have to do to get the cameras to show you how many people attend these rallies? My smallest rallie was 10 times Hillary’s biggest!”

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  49. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    The blinders have been off for many of us for going on 8 years now but what we didn’t have was the leader that didn’t use them — trump is that leader and so he actually can lead!

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