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  • bruce melo
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    Hillary is above the law, and that doesn’t lose support?
    She is a danger to national security, and that doesn’t affect her?
    She is fully bought and paid for, and yet people vote for her.
    Well, people are stupid, as Obama said.
    Bill and Hillary have never done anything that doesn’t benefit them, they do not know the meaning of the word altruism.

    If the full truth about Hillary and her freak husband were brought out, devout Democrats would just cover their ears and vote Hillary anyway, like the brainwashed sheep they are.

    Here’s hoping for a Trump win, by a landslide.

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    OnTheAisle
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    I love GoldDerby. This odd little Website has provided me a venue to express myself. I can celebrate my love of awards in the arts. I can research my little pieces of trivia, and miracle of miracles, someone is actually interested. This obsession that was so ridiculed when I was an adolescent and I subsequently learned to hide has found an outlet. Someone actually values what I find.

    These wonderful anonymous people improve my life. At any hour of the day or night, someone is here. They make the stresses of life easier. They have interesting things to say. They have a variety of opinions that provoke and challenge my world view.

    And truly, it is a world view. Here I have met fascinating people from most of the seven continents. I have met people of every sexual orientation. I have met people of every color. And in this dialogue, I have found commonality with all.

    Mr. O’Neil, if you are reading this, thank you for giving us a safe place on line to be guileless. Thank you for embracing all. Most people in chatrooms, on twitter, and other social media experience bullying and harassment. Even today Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones closed her Twitter account due to the overwhelming onslaught of anonymous, racist trolls who compared her to various primates and sent her pornography.

    I was thinking about the pain inflicted on Ms. Jones this afternoon and how fortunate I am to be a part of an online community here at GoldDerby who embrace and accept all. Even more, I am fortunate to belong to an on line community who can differ in opinion and not be hurtful or spiteful.

    Yet, I always hesitate to open GoldDerby’s News and Politics thread. Our lives are full of ignorant people, including candidates for office in the United States, who openly will denigrate women, despise the LGBT community, and ridicule people of color. Sometimes it feels that we are regressing in our humanity.

    To express support for a public voice that refers to women as pigs, embraces a political leader as a partner that promotes legislation that denies the hard won right of every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender man and woman, and labels an entire nation of peoples as murderers and rapists is your right of free speech. With my right of free speech, I want to firmly say that this is not the place to demonstrate an embrace of hate speak.

    The people who frequent this online community are uniformly outspoken, undeniably thoughtful, and generally vulnerable. They are also fairly intelligent. GoldDerbyites are not going to be swayed to change to a political view that denies their own civil liberties. The Republicans may have found a black, gay Texan who supports the party’s agenda and will address their convention. Hell, that might even be you.

    Quite frankly, I feel quite comfortable saying it’s not us.

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    bruce melo
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    I too celebrate Gold Derby, and the opportunity to express a differing political viewpoint…
    I’ve read and heard a lot of Trump bashing on CNN, MSNBC, and many other mainstream media outlets. Most people get their information from these exceedingly biased ‘news’ sources. And often, the only sources sought out are of US origin.
    I knew that making a pro-Trump statement could rankle a few devout Democrats, but it had to be said. Nothing Trump has done or said comes close to the evil that the Clintons have already done and will continue to do if re-elected.
    From murder (Benghazi)
    to fraud (Clinton Foundation in Haiti)
    to treason (selling satellite tech. to Red China, selling uranium to Russia, using unsecured emails)
    and more, much more.

    My own political stance is liberal, with a strong inclination towards socialism…once I voted Green. But the liberal (Democratic) candidate you have is a joke. I would never support a conservative (Republican) unless there was absolutely no other choice, and Hillary is unacceptable. In fact, she should be in jail, but she is so above the law I am disgusted.

    The US election affects the entire world, and I shudder to think that Hillary will continue Obama’s legacy, as promised by Hillary. More of the same? Really?

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    GusCruz
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    I share a lot of your concerns about Hillary and probably wouldn’t vote for her if Warren isn’t on the ticket… but Trump? He sympathizes with the worst ideas a person could have, and the worst leaders alive or not.

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    Teridax
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    I share a lot of your concerns about Hillary and probably wouldn’t vote for her if Warren isn’t on the ticket… but Trump? He sympathizes with the worst ideas a person could have, and the worst leaders alive or not.

    I feel the same way, if Elizabeth Warren is on the ticket I might vote for her.

    As it stands, myself being a progressive Democrat, I plan on voting for Jill Stein this November.

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    Andrew Carden
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    I think Clinton is pretty clearly going to go with Kaine or Vilsack. She and Warren have never been close and the latter would only serve to overshadow her (also, I think Warren would rather have a senior role in the Senate than the do-nothing role of veep). Booker’s unlikely because a NY/NJ ticket is a difficult sell.

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    Teridax
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    I think Clinton is pretty clearly going to go with Kaine or Vilsack. She and Warren have never been close and the latter would only serve to overshadow her (also, I think Warren would rather have a senior role in the Senate than the do-nothing role of veep). Booker’s unlikely because a NY/NJ ticket is a difficult sell.

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    I think its Tim Kaine, swing state, TONS of political experience, and he’s been a open supporter of her’s consistently throughout her entire campaign, unlike Warren.

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    Atypical
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    100% in favor of a Clinton/Warren ticket. Hope it happens somehow.

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    GusCruz
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    Kaine and Vilsack would be terrible, terrible picks. Not only are they uninspiring, boring, but they belong to the right wing of the DNC, the farthest thing from progressives like Bernie and Warren. Hillary herself is a centrist, not a hardcore progressive. The last thing the DNC needs is a ticket that neglects forward thinking. Booker, Perez at least bring something new. Kaine or Vilsack would appeal to Wall Street donors. Hillary needs to EXCITE VOTERS. But honestly I don’t expect her to do the right thing.

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    Andrew Carden
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    Well, it’s Kaine. If she can get both Wall Street and Bernie folks behind her, this will be a landslide.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1981) – “Endless Love, from the Endless Movie Endless Love”

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    Atypical
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    Pretty dull and uninspired pick of Kaine. Meh. Calculated for sure though.

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    GusCruz
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    Pretty dull and uninspired pick of Kaine. Meh. Calculated for sure though.

    Trying to win the white male vote from Trump.

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    babypook
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    I share a lot of your concerns about Hillary and probably wouldn’t vote for her if Warren isn’t on the ticket… but Trump? He sympathizes with the worst ideas a person could have, and the worst leaders alive or not.

    He does. But, have you taken a look at what Hillary endorses? Afterall, they pay her bills….the hell with our health and well-being, as long as SHE’S ok.

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    babypook
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    Please. How can he not have known this? If I, and many others knew, he knew. (and merely speculated? Everybody likely knows whom the media sides with 100%, since she and they are both paid by the same entities)

    Sanders Calls DNC Leak ‘Outrageous,’ Calls For New DNC Chair

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called the leak of Democratic National Committee emails suggesting a bias against his presidential campaign “outrageous” and reiterated his call for DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) to resign.

    “It is not a great shock to me,” Sanders said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday morning. “There’s no question in my mind and no question to any objective observer’s mind that the DNC was supporting Hillary Clinton and was in opposition to our campaign.”
    That is why, many, many months ago, I made it clear that I thought Debbie Wasserman Schultz should resign, should step down, not only because of the prejudice I think they showed during the campaign, but also because I think we need a new leadership in the Democratic Party, which is going to open up that party to working people, to young people,” said Sanders, who has endorsed Clinton but has not officially suspended his campaign.

    On Friday, the transparency advocacy group Wikileaks published thousands of internal DNC emails illegally obtained by the hacker Guccifer 2.0, a number of which showed party officials discussing ways to undercut Sanders’ campaign.

    In one email, dated May 5, DNC Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall suggested that Sanders should be asked about his religious beliefs ahead of the primaries in Kentucky and West Virginia.

    “This could make several points difference with my peeps,” Marshall wrote. “My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.” He has since issued an apology for his comments.

    Before she announced her resignation, Wasserman Schultz had planned on not speaking at the Democratic National Convention. “She’s been quarantined,” one Democratic Party official told CNN.
    Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s newly minted presidential nominee, weighed in on the controversy Saturday morning with a tweet. “Leaked e-mails of DNC show plans to destroy Bernie Sanders,” the candidate tweeted. “Mock his heritage and much more. On-line from Wikileakes [sic], really vicious. RIGGED.”

    During an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” aired Sunday morning, Trump said the Clinton campaign had snubbed Sanders by selecting Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) as her running mate.

    “Well, I’m not a fan of Bernie Sanders, but I am a fan of one thing that he talks about: Trade. He is the only one on that side that understands trade. … But he has been gamed,” Trump told moderator Chuck Todd. “What happened with the choice of Tim Kaine was a slap in the face to Bernie Sanders and everybody. I was shocked.”

    In a statement after Wasserman Schultz’s resignation, Sanders said the DNC needs new leadership.

    “Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made the right decision for the future
    of the Democratic Party. While she deserves thanks for her years of
    service, the party needs new leadership that will open the doors of
    the party and welcome in working people and young people,” Sanders
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    “The party leadership must also always remain impartial in the
    presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the
    2016 race.”

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    GusCruz
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    The answer to your question is on the story you copied and pasted. Fourth paragraph of your full post, exactly.

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