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The Grand Old Party Is No More
by Dave Mindeman

In 2008, John McCain had a conversation with an older woman at a Town Hall, in which she declared that Obama was a Muslim. John McCain kindly and gently gave her the factual information.

But that woman has a new candidate, Donald Trump. And there are a lot more people like her coming out of the woodwork. The thing is, that under the same circumstances, Donald Trump would never correct her. Donald Trump would encourage the conspiracy lies, and then add a few more of his own.

We are getting a very close look . . .
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Erik Paulsen = Corporatist - First, Last And Always
by Dave Mindeman

I get a lot of people argue that Hillary Clinton is a "corporatist" and not a true progressive. I think that's a lot of bunk, but right now I want to discuss who is the true corporatist....right here in Minnesota.

Erik Paulsen.

This guy doen't bother to represent real people. He truly believes that he is in Washington to represent business. But then I guess he takes the Supreme Court decision to heart - corporations are people.

Let's look at the record.

Erik Paulsen has been in the pocket of medical device . . .
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The Breitbart/Gravis Polling Method
by Dave Mindeman

There is a series of state polls being done via Gravis Marketing for Breitbart News. As you are probably aware, the former head of Breitbart News, Stephen Bannon, is now heading up the Trump Campaign.

This series of polls almost always gives a better number for Trump than any of the peer group of polls. I was wondering why this would be, outside of the sourcing. Gravis isn't a horrible polling group, Nate Silver gives them a B- rating with a GOP bias of 1.1....slanted but not hopeless.

When I looked at the methodology, . . .
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A "Week Of Whoppers" From the Mouth Of Trump
by Dave Mindeman

It is particularly maddening when people focus on Hillary Clinton as an untrustworthy candidate. Especially when we know what is on the other side.

The NY Times finally did a full fact check over a week's time, following Trump and his statements. I think it is worth seeing the results:

The New York Times closely tracked Mr. Trump's public statements from Sept. 15-21, and assembled a list of his 31 biggest whoppers, many of them uttered repeatedly. This total excludes dozens more: Untruths that appeared to be mere hyperbole or humor, or delivered purely . . .
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The GOP And Their "Principles" Capitulation
by Dave Mindeman

For years I have been listening to these Republican high and mighty statements about "standing on principle".

What principle? Are you talking about conservative principles? Really?

Please explain Trump.

As Ted Cruz becomes the latest to capitulate to the political expediency of Republican Trumpism, you wonder what kind of "stand" the party members are really taking?

Reince Priebus runs around like a lap dog gathering the Republican sheep into the Trump corral. John McCain, the "maverick", can't simply say the words, I cannot support Donald Trump. GOP Senate candidates tiptoe on this . . .
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