October 10, 2016

Morning Line

Nationally, Hillary Clinton is seven points ahead of Trump, her best position in months. This this is 9 points better than her worst position vs Trump. Her current average percentage is 45%, Her campaign range has been 38-46%


Anonymous said...

This sdolescent BS has served Trump as a welcome distraction
from his tax returns. If you have a contract with Trump, and
you can't afford to sue him, he will not pay you. The man
is a crook, pure and simple.

Anonymous said...

Given the poll numbers now, it might be safe for you to actually start publishing something about Dr Stein, eh Sam?
No excuses now. Come buddy, put the progressive back into your site.

Tom Puckett said...

The Huffington Post promised to and does put a disclaimer after every story they run about Donald Trump:

     Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

Cornell West & Bill Maher had a debate over Bill's analogy of two trains, one going to San Francisco and one going to -Hell- well, San Diego. The San Francisco train was supposed to be going a little slower than progressives might want. And there were only two trains.

But the premise was that we were going to San Francisco (the Hillary destination), so taking the San Diego train (to the Trump destination) wouldn't do us any good.

Somewhen recently ago I stopped being so invested in MSNBC and the Bill Maher show. Its easy to decide how to rate what you're presented with. If they exclude Jill Stein, if they state that Jill Stein can't win, if they mention Gary Johnson without mentioning Jill Stein, they are acting as corporate shills.

All the folks who say "viable candidate" and who mean only Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump and assert that only one of those two has a chance of winning - need a good ostrich tee-shirt (well, as do we all, in our own ways). Anyone whose name is on the ballot in enough states to win the election is a viable candidate. To assert any less is to deny the Democracy which we are supposed to be living in. Or are all those saying "the fix is in?"

What I would welcome at the end of every TPR story which mentions Hillary Clinton is a short HuffPo style disclaimer about Hillary Clinton starting or ending with links to the TPR's own pages:


I don't think Trump requires a disclaimer these days. I think his horrible ideas and campaign are in collusion with the Clinton campaign to keep you from looking further into Hillary's own miserable track record.

What if everyone voted for Jill Stein? "Then," as Yosarian said in Catch-22, "I'd be a damn fool to do any different."

Actually, in this 2016 political season, it might be a good idea to re-read Catch-22 - not just watch the movie.

I saw two MSNBC folks talking about how John McCain had just withdrawn his support from Donald Trump, but then said he could also not support or vote for Hillary Clinton, so he was thinking about writing in Lindsey Graham. What fuzzy thinking!

The MSNBC folks then said many undecided voters were in the same "predicament" and, sigh, just had no one to vote for this year.

Rather than taking a few moments to espouse Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka's excellent Green Party platform, they just shook their heads sadly, presumably in sympathy with those who have heeded their call to give up.

Again, if change is beneficial, desirable, predictable, i n e v i t a b l e, why wait for next time to put it into practice, since there will always be a next time.

Donald Trump in his rally this evening (10/10) said that if change doesn't happen this election cycle it won't happen. Well, I don't believe that, and he was talking about his own brand of change. However, the point is a good one - if the two major party candidates don't have your vote, vote where it will do some good, if only to the extent that the Green Party gets ballot access and federal funding next time, and can use the pittances they have raised to get their message out!

And, as in eBay auctions where you wait for the last minute to place your crushing bid so that no one can come in after you, what would happen if there is a last minute revelation about Hillary or Bill Clinton or both of them, which makes Hillary's poll numbers plumet?

The media needs to stop shoving only the two (worst) candidates at us exclusively. We should have new ideas and should know about our alternatives all the way through the election cycle.

Think it over... Cheers, Tom