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#290688 - 08/01/16 04:27 PM Re: Campaign 2016 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
I watched the Sunday talk shows, and he was on all of them. Man is he smarmy.


I can't imagine a better front man for the Donald. Peas in a pod. Cut from the same cloth. Soul mates...
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#290689 - 08/01/16 04:34 PM Re: Campaign 2016 [Re: Scoutgal]
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More from the article, above, on Manafort:
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Manafort has spent a career working on behalf of clients that the rest of his fellow lobbyists and strategists have deemed just below their not-so-high moral threshold. Manafort has consistently given his clients a patina of respectability that has allowed them to migrate into the mainstream of opinion, or close enough to the mainstream. He has a particular knack for taking autocrats and presenting them as defenders of democracy. If he could convince the respectable world that thugs like Savimbi and Marcos are friends of America, then why not do the same for Trump? One of his friends told me, “He wanted to do his thing on home turf. He wanted one last shot at the big prize.”
His client list is a "who's who" of international reprobates, including Mobutu Sese Seko, Jonas Savimbi, Ferdinand Marcos, Victor Yanukovych, Lebanese arms dealer Abdul Rahman al-Assir.
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“Name a dictator and Black, Manafort will name the account,” Art Levine wrote. (Levine’s piece, published in Spy, featured a sidebar ranking the ethical behavior of Washington lobbyists: It found Black, Manafort the worst of the bunch.) The client list included Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos (with a $900,000 yearly contract) and the despots of the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, and Somalia. When the Center for Public Integrity detailed the firm’s work, it titled the report “The Torturers’ Lobby.”

So, Manafort is a natural fit for Trump.
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#290691 - 08/01/16 04:43 PM Re: Campaign 2016 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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you are listing Mr Trumps good points
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#290694 - 08/01/16 05:31 PM Re: Campaign 2016 [Re: rporter314]
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Originally Posted By: rporter314
you are listing Mr Trumps good points

Wait, are you saying Trump has good points?
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#290710 - 08/02/16 10:31 AM Re: Campaign 2016 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Amazon's New Bestseller: The Whacko Right Wing Version of the Constitution

I (and hundreds of others) have trashed this version.

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FOLLOWING GOLD STAR father Khizr Khan’s powerful speech at the Democratic convention last week, sales of pocket Constitutions have skyrocketed. But the edition topping Amazon’s charts – right up there with the new Harry Potter book — comes with annotations and right-wing commentary from Glenn Beck’s favorite conspiracy theorist.
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Skousen’s edition interprets the Constitution as evidence that the United States is subject to a Christian God’s ruling. It emphasizes that the federal government should not interfere in people’s lives.


The Intercept
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#290717 - 08/02/16 05:50 PM Re: Campaign 2016 [Re: Scoutgal]
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AP Sources: CEO Of Democratic National Committee Resigns

Bye bye... don't let the screen door hit ya on the way out.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief executive of the Democratic National Committee has resigned in the wake of an email hack that embarrassed the party on the eve of its convention.

That's according to three Democratic strategists familiar with Amy Dacey's decision to leave her job. The people spoke on condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.

The Democrats say other personnel moves at the party are also expected Tuesday.


TPM
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#290718 - 08/02/16 05:57 PM Re: Campaign 2016 [Re: Scoutgal]
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The Clinton campaign just laid a bouquet at Sanders' feet:

Hillary Clinton Campaign Wants A Progressive DNC Chair

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“We will want a person at the head of the party that represents the progressive platform that the party adopted and that represents that spirit of reform and integration of the grassroots into the party,” Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta told The Huffington Post in an interview Thursday at the Democratic National Convention.
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#290720 - 08/02/16 06:24 PM Re: Campaign 2016 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Seeing is believing.
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#290721 - 08/02/16 06:34 PM Re: Campaign 2016 [Re: Ezekiel]
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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel
Seeing is believing.

Yup. smile
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#290725 - 08/02/16 07:46 PM Re: Campaign 2016 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Nice article on brilliant businessman Trump's many ventures:

The Art of the Bad Deal

Pretty much demolishes any claim to be "a businessman who knows how to get things done". Trump fans need to understand that he is a consistent failure who has just spent his father's money on his various vanity projects and con games.

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