How To Fight Trump?

Thom plus logo Tim Wise, who helped run a campaign against David Duke, points out that when they tried to talk about the issues and ignored Duke's appeal to racism, it depressed the white anti-Duke Vote. In the next campaign, the theme was that David Duke doesn't represent American values and that electing an open racist to Congress or the governorship would cause a disaster for the state because people would view it as a pariah. This is how we need to campaign against Trump, putting his hate, bigotry, misogyny and racism at the center of the campaign. A Twofer would be to also point out that he and the entire Republican Party are hopelessly criminal and corrupt.



Coalage3 4 years 47 weeks ago

I read your description of republicans and I thought you were talking about the party of death. If you think they can win a national campaign based strictly on hate, go for it.

Trump is going to steal away votes from the dems in the black community. He is going to tell them that the policies advocated by the party of death over the last 60 years, or so, have failed. How do we know that? Because if they had been successful, we would not be hearing any calls for slavery reparations, would we?

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Dianereynolds 4 years 47 weeks ago

Coalage3 & HotCoffee,

I didn't have to read Hatrmann's description of anything to figure out where he stood on any topic. For years he and I agreed on only two fronts.

1. Trying to stay out of unnecessary wars.

2. Get rid of Clinton's NAFTA and impose tariffs.

President Trump has tried both and Hatrmann does nothing but whine.

Out of town all week but will jump in when I can.

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HotCoffee 4 years 47 weeks ago


"This is how we need to campaign against Trump, putting his hate, bigotry, misogyny and racism at the center of the campaign."

Geez, I thought that's what they've been doing since 2015 isn't that how the pantsuit nightmare lost??

"A Twofer would be to also point out that he and the entire Republican Party are hopelessly criminal and corrupt."

Oh boy, more deplorable, stinky walmart people BS. Yep, 1/2 the country is corrupt and criminal ...why cause Thom doesn't like them.

It's going to be a great 2021....if that's the plan.

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HotCoffee 4 years 47 weeks ago

WASHINGTON: It used to be a truism of American politics that we only have one President at a time. That there was a strong tradition ensuring the ‘peaceful transition of power” from one administration to the other. President Barack Obama is obliterating those quaint traditions of American democracy. Indeed he seems to have set up a government in exile, in Washington DC, while he seeks to undermine and sabotage the sitting President. (Trump claims ‘Obama had to know about’ efforts to undermine presidency)

His actions are unprecedented. The impact of his activities may well lead to a string of criminal indictments against a plethora of senior Obama Administration officials. Both in the senior levels of his cabinet. And in the upper echelons of the Obama White House staff and the Oval Office itself.

A coup d’etat by the outgoing Obama administration

There is no instance where a two-term President has left the Oval Office and then actively sought to destroy his successor. Until Barack Obama. There is no situation where the outgoing President weaponized the intelligence agencies and the DOJ to target, frame, and decimate the incoming President, even before he has taken office.

No President has ever sought to stage a coup d’etat against his successor. Until now.


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HotCoffee 4 years 47 weeks ago

I guess when you lie long enough it's hard to get the words out.

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Dianereynolds 4 years 47 weeks ago

HotCoffee, I have heen commenting on Hatrmann's hate speech long before President Trump was elected. I am of the opinion he is just a very unhappy and full of dispair individual. I remember years ago he actually admitted he carried a Geiger counter when he went to the grocery store. Negative people tend to live their with their hair on fire. Geez, what a way to drag yourself through life.

As for obama, I had little use for any of his policies but I never approached anywhere the stage of insanity the leftie/socialists have lowered themselves, in fact I thanked him for the several hundred thousand dollars he put in my pocket in training fees and owning gun manufacturers stocks.

BTW, just ordered red plastic plastic straws with the word Trump printed on them in gold letters. He made $200,000 last weekend in sales.

This guy is a master at trolling the leftie/socialists.

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HotCoffee 4 years 47 weeks ago

OK Diane are you ready for this??

I got a call from a Black friend fom LA today she was telling me that the Black girls and Latinos are using fix a flat tire repair to get those big booties....I couldn't believe it but this is what I found. I mention she's black cause I haven't heard of white girls doing this...yet! Seems to be a black or latina thing.

Getting a backside boost is your call, but do your research. Seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon ( is a great resource) to avoid bargain-priced procedures that could be illegal and potentially lethal. Here in the U.S. dozens of cases have been reported in which women developed infections and even died after being injected with silicone—or, in stranger instances, with elixirs containing cement and Fix-a-Flat, a tire sealant.

more @

OK gotta go order my straws!

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Dianereynolds 4 years 47 weeks ago

HotCoffee, Watching Mueller now. What a waste of time. Dem & Repubs both rabid trying to make their side believe something. Turning it off and going for a walk.

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Dianereynolds 4 years 47 weeks ago

Interesting stuff. Want To Know Who Will Win In 2016? Forget The Pollsters, Check With The Bookies.

When you want to know who’s going to win the next presidential election, don’t read the mainstream newspapers or tune in to the cable networks. And forget the pollsters — they don’t know diddly. Just check in with the bookies.

Daily Wire TV

onald Trump is still favored to win the 2020 Election with -120 average odds," Sports Betting Dime wrote last week. That means you’d have to bet $120 just to win $100. Them’s some pretty good odds that Trump‘ll repeat., another betting site, pointed out what a huge turnaround that is from the 2016 election, when Trump’s odds at the start 500/1 — or +50,000 on betting sites.

"This means that the implied odds gave Trump a 0.2% chance of winning the presidency. So, if you saw Donald Trump listed as 500/1, a moneyline wager of $1 winning would return $500. If you see it priced at +50,000, then a $100 bet would return $50,000 profit," the site said.

A $2,000 bet on Trump in the early days of the 2016 campaign would’ve made you a millionaire.

But you won’t get such good odds this time around.

Coalage3 4 years 47 weeks ago

Pete Van Buren nails it as to why the party of death, formerly known as the democrats, have a flawed strategy:


The people of Youngstown understand this in their bones, and, to the endless amazement of progressive media, support Trump even when he is ineffective in helping them, because at least he understands. He would never tell them that their economic problems pale in comparison to racism. Gillibrand, on the other hand, went to Youngstown specifically to communicate that she doesn’t care—her eye is on another audience.

It is time to admit that racism is not the core problem, the one Pete Buttigieg claims“ threatens to unravel the American project.” It is in 2019 an exaggeration driving a key Democratic strategy: betting the White House on unreliable voters (since the 1980s, blacks have turned out in higher numbers than whites, percentage-wise, only for the Obama elections) against a body of whites they devalue.

This is a risky strategy. It alienates too many while challenging others (older Americans of all races historically turn out at 30 to 40 percent higher rates than the youngest voters) to vote for the party that now gleefully denounces Thomas Jefferson as a slaver, and throws its own vice president emeritus and frontrunner under the racism bus. Voters, meanwhile, wonder when the reparations for their lost jobs and homes will come.

The Dems can’t reassess because to discuss racism in any but the Party’s own terms is more racism. Dissenters are racists, or at least noncompetitive. Mayor Pete, who in January said, “Trump got elected because, in his twisted way, he pointed out the huge troubles in our economy and our democracy,” now leads the charge with racism. Argument is ended with “Oh, so says a white person.” Whitesplaining! It’s like saying only doctors who have cancer are allowed to treat tumors.

In Wall Street terms, Democrats are “shorting” white voters. A short means betting against something, devaluing it. If you are short on Microsoft, you make investments that will go up if Microsoft goes down. Dems think white voters have little value, and are betting against them with exaggerated claims of supremacy. Along the way, they assume all “people of color” will fall into place, believing that what resonates with young urban blacks will also click with their older rural relatives in swing states, as well as with Latinos who trace their roots from Barcelona to Havana to Juarez, and Asians too (why not?), simply because, in Democratic lexicon, any color trumps white—no shades of nuance needed.

If that sounds simplistic, never mind inaccurate, and a bad idea, you may want to consider shorting the Dems for 2020.

Coalage3 4 years 46 weeks ago

If you the democrats, also known as the party of death, want to beat Trump in 2020, the solution is relatively easy. All they have to do is come up with some better ideas.

Sorry, but free everything will not work. Doing away with private health insurance plans will not work. Open borders for all will not work. Abortion anytime, anywhere, and for any reason will not work. No support for the poor and working classes will not work. Calling everybody who disagrees with you a racist will not work. No mention at all of foreign affairs and foreign policy will not work.

Now....if you want to beat Trump, come up with something that will work.

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