I grew up in a suburb about 10 minutes from Chicago called River Grove. I lived in the city of Chicago as an adult for a short time with my family. I have never been prouder of my city after watching the protestors stop a Trump rally, pretty impressive Chicago. The only problem was the violence, that is completely uncalled for. Hate makes people pretty heated and crazy. I can’t believe what’s happening. If you’re going to protest something you can’t be violent, no matter what the opposition says.
I have seen some insane comments from family, friends, and strangers. The majority of my family and friends are in Chicago or the vicinity. Some of my family and friends were praising the protestors, happy to stop the hate the Trump rallies bring. Most not condoning the violence, but happy no one was seriously injured and Trump was stopped. We do live in a free country and Donald Trump should be allowed to speak, even if a large majority of it is hate. We have that right to say what we want, that is why I’m allowed to write this today.
Trump was able to go on stage he chose not to. “I spoke with law enforcement and made [the call to cancel] in conjunction with law enforcement, and I think we made a wise decision,” Trump said in a phone interview on MSNBC. He was afraid for his safety it had nothing to do with the Chicago police department in a statement Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Associated Press that the department did not recommend Trump call off the event and said they had sufficient manpower to cover the rally. Guglielmi said that the decision to shut down the event was made “independently” by the Trump campaign.
Some of my family and a few friends support Donald Trump. The reason I’ve been given by some for supporting this insane billionaire is “he speaks the truth”. They love the fact that he is uncandid and says what he feels and what he wants. Anyone who supports Donald Trump hates President Obama. Many have said “He’s not a pussy like Obama” or “No one will fuck with us if he’s our President.” for why they support this barbarian. Some supporters are angry with the Republican Party. They look at this as a slap in the GOP’s face.
A Trump supporter (R) yells at a demonstrator (L) after Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump cancelled his rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski
CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 11: An activist is removed by police after it was announced that a rally with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the University of Illinois at Chicago would be postponed on March 11, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers postponed the rally citing safety reasons after hundreds of demonstrators were ticketed for the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 608579555
I decided to take it to social media. I contacted a Trump supporter and a Democrat to look at the differences. I asked the same basic questions. Here are the answers I received. I decided to leave both parties anonymous even though they both agreed to be public. I do not know either of these people personally.
Who will or who did you vote for in the primary election?
Trump Supporter: “Michigan already had its primary and I voted for Donald Trump.”
Democrat: “I am ………, retired professor, and I plan to vote in the Pennsylvania primary as a Democrat. I support both Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton. Our primary is not an early one, and so I have not yet made a final ballot box choice.”
What makes your chosen candidate/party the choice for you?
“I have several reasons I will list them out. 1. I believe that there isn’t any other candidate that understands the global economy like he does. The others have ideas on it but ZERO experience in it.
2. Trump is right our current trade deals are all in favor of other countries and have created jobs in other countries and not in the US.
3. Trumps business tax plan is enticing for businesses to start investing in America again and not other countries
4. I like the fact to go along with his lower business tax plan he will also imply tariffs on good brought into this country in order to force fair and equal trade. I have been to other countries and finding something there that is American made is damn near impossible.
5. Trump is right about other countries making their currency fluctuate which causes US jobs to be outsourced to other countries. Let me give you a perfect example of this. 4 years ago a friend of mine was hired into an Automotive OEM and his job was to localize sourcing parts to be made here in the US to build the vehicles (if you check 4 years ago the currency of the other countries was more on par with the US dollar). Now he is tasked with outsourcing the parts to be made in other countries because the cost is cheaper.
6. Trump is also right about the illegals flooding our country. The illegals cost this country billions per year in services intended for American citizens. Also since they work for cheaper labor it suppresses wages from going up.”
Democrat: “I believe that only the two Democratic candidates have the moral and intellectual seriousness and good will to serve. The Republican candidates seem to me unqualified — and worse.”
Do you normally vote, and if so what party do you normally lean toward when voting?
“Yes I normally vote in elections because I want our country to be great and it can only do that if the right leadership is in place. As for which party I normally vote republican or libertarian.
I believe in holding our elected officials accountable
After all they work for us. However it seems today that both the democrats and republicans seem to treat us like we work for them”
Do you always vote for the Democratic Party?
Democrat: “Yes, starting with John F. Kennedy in 1960.”
I asked both people what they thought of the other parties “extreme” candidate.
What do you think of Bernie Sanders?
“I have a lot to post on this so I will do it in pieces. I don’t think very highly of Bernie Sanders. I think Sanders if gathering supporters by promising “free stuff” (college, healthcare, etc..). Sanders tax plan is extremely punitive in nature as the more successful you are the more his plan punishes you with higher taxes. We currently have a system like that in place now but Sanders plan is much worse and as somebody in the top tax bracket under Sanders plan I would pay another $17k a year in taxes.
Sanders is a socialist and socialism has failed in all other countries. Socialism creates a culture of laziness.
Sanders proposed business tax plan would drive even more businesses out of this country. I read his plan and then I have read some reviews on it and several analyst have said his plan would cause a -9.5% GDP. For those who though 2008 economy was bad that is nothing compared to -9.5% GDP.
Also I heard and read Sanders comments about the violence in Chicago yesterday that shut down a Trump rally. Trump isn’t to blame for that as his supporters weren’t the ones being violent until they were attacked….. That comment pushing people to continue to do the same thing at other Trump rallies made me lose all respect for Bernie.”
What do you think of Donald Trump?
Democrat: “Donald Trump, who seems to me a clever narcissist and a con man, has called up some of the worst forces in America — bigotry, hatred, violence, xenophobia, racism, homophobia. His supporters are at least as scary as he is.”
Just because I can I will disprove all of the Trump Supporters claims….
1. & 2. Trump trades with countries we shouldn’t be trading with such as China and Mexico. He has his products made by slave labor. He is not making his own products in the US why would we trust him with everything.
3. & 4. reasons why he supported Trump was the tax plan and money issue. Unfortunetly for him they’re all bad ideas according to anylasts and fact check.
5. This is the same as the other two reasons really. I think what our young supporter is talking about is the North American Free Trade Agreement and Trans-Pacific Partnership. This is what Bernie Sanders is trying to get rid of as well, but he’s called a communist for wanting to do the same thing.
You can decide for yourself who you are voting for, but spreading fear and hatred in either party is not the answer. The protests are great if they’re not violent. There has been violence at many political rallies recently and that’s just sad. If people can not discuss politics without beating the shit out of each other we’re no better than Taiwan.
It has been brought to my attention that former President Bill Clinton committed voter fraud yesterday in Massachusettes. While doing some research on the subject, it looks as if not only was voter fraud committed in Massachusettes, but also in Iowa. Although, Bill was not a part of this particular fraud in Iowa. I decided to do some investigating on my own. What I found may or may not surprise you.
Bill Clinton stood outside of a polling facility shaking hands, signing, and taking pictures. He gave a speech with a voice amplifier outside of a polling facility. His very appearance kept voters out of the polling facility for hours. Causing some voters to give up and leave. As a former President, Bill should know what the election laws are. They are not even allowed to put signs within 150 feet of a polling facility. Why would he think it was ok to give a speech at a polling location in front of the door? Not only did Bill do this, but the Mayor of New Bedford helped him. This is the poorest community in the state. Why do you think Bill would block voters in a poor community?
Secretary of State William F. Galvin told the New York Times that he had to remind election workers that “even a president can’t go inside and work a polling place.”
“He can go in, but he can’t approach voters,” Galvin said. “We just took the extra precaution of telling them because this is not a usual occurrence. You don’t usually get a president doing this.”
Slick Willy, his nickname comes into play here. There is footage as well as pictures of Former President Bill Clinton walking into polling facilities and speaking with people. Kissing old people, babies, and signing things for people. This is highly illegal, he is not allowed to wonder into polling stations and campaign for his wife. He knows these laws, he was the President. This is highly illegal and the Clinton campaign should be fined. The major media stations will not broadcast this. They seem to be paid by the Clinton Campaign, which makes a lot of sense she is leading in campaign money. The funds are there to spare. The media (other than Fox News) makes Hillary look good. They do not even report on the truth. Everything from the top to the bottom of the Clinton campaign is lies. Hillary has changed her mind so many times, it will make your head spin. When she gives a speech now, she sounds like Bernie Sanders. How convenient, prior to this campaign Hillary was more moderate than anything. She admits that in an interview, all of a sudden she’s a progressive liberal?
In Iowa, Bill did not show up to the polling stations that I know of however, there are several cases of voter fraud. One voter count, I was appalled by. It was done by a head count, they never did the computerized polls like they do everywhere else in the country. If Iowa is so important, why wouldn’t they have the best technology available? They count heads, it’s absolutely ridiculous!
The people need to know what they’re getting into with a Clinton vote. As far as I’m concerned after researching this and seeing so much more. I am convinced without a doubt that the Clinton campaign committed voter fraud yesterday to win Massachusetts. It was so close that Bill’s little stunt most likely cost Bernie Sanders the win in that state. I truly believe that if anyone but Bernie wins this election we are in big trouble. I’m starting to re-think the whole #VoteBlueNoMatterWho this broad scares me.
So it’s Super Tuesday, it’s been talked about for weeks and it’s finally here. For those who do not know, Super Tuesday is the day that 12 states vote in the primary election. The first Super Tuesday was back in 1988. It was started to promote and draw attention to the southern candidates. This day doesn’t always pick the winner however, it can’t hurt to do well. This is a big day in the Presidential Election, this separates the weak from the strong. This can be a game changer in both the Democratic and Republican Primaries. There are many factors here, home state advantage, voter turnout, and delegate votes.
The only candidate running with a home state advantage is Ted Cruz. If Ted wins Texas he will continue his fight for the White House. If he loses, he will walk away with his tail between his legs. We will see if he loses and actually walks away. The man seems to have as big of an ego as Trump.
Voter turnout is a big one in this election. It seems more Republicans have been voting in this election, many claim it’s because of Donald Trump. It does make sense. He is the Republican front runner and claims to be anti-establishment. For the Democrats it means more votes, many of the southern states are Red, which means a lower turnout than the Republicans will have. The more voters for the Democrats the better, there have been claims that if Bernie Sanders has a high voter turnout he can win. We will see how it stacks up after today.
The delegates are a big thing, but in order to run on the Presidential ticket when you are a Democrat, you need at least 2,383 delegates. There are 4,130 delegates total. Not all delegates pick a team, there are delegates that wait to decide their chosen candidate candidate. For the Republicans in order to run on the ticket, they need 1,237 delegates out of a total count of 2,339 delegates. Currently (prior to Super Tuesday) the Delegate counts are as follows.
Democrats counts contain super delegates which is consists of all Democratic members of Congress, all Democratic governors, members of the Democratic National Party, former Democratic presidents and vice presidents, and other key party members. Superdelegates are free to vote as they wish. The last-minute superdelegates played a huge role in Obama getting the nomination over Clinton back in 2008.
The winner of Super Tuesday on either side has not always won the election.Michael Dukakis won as the Super Tuesday front runner in 1988. In 1992, Bill Clinton was the first candidate to win all of the southern states. Mitt Romney won 6 out of the 10 super states in 2012 and still lost the election. The point is it’s anyone’s game even after this is over. Super Tuesday results should be in sometime tonight. May the best candidate win!
Two states have chosen Donald Trump as the Republican front-runner in the 2016 Primary election. It leads any reasonable person to believe the majority of voting Republicans in South Carolina and New Hampshire have severe mental illness or they are intellectually retarded. Then again, they are registered Republicans so I guess, it’s pretty clear it’s both.
Mental illness is real, this I know for a fact. Having worked in mental health, I can tell you that they walk amongst you frequently. Many of the people with mental illness I have encountered were bible thumpers, so that checks off that theory.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Donald Trump suffers from Narcissism if that wasn’t apparent. The man has sued everyone he has ever had a disagreement with. He is currently filing a lawsuit against Ted Cruz over a political ad.
Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. You may be generally unhappy and disappointed when you’re not given the special favors or admiration you believe you deserve. Others may not enjoy being around you, and you may find your relationships unfulfilling.
Narcissistic personality disorder treatment is centered around talk therapy (psychotherapy). –Mayo Clinic
Over 30% of adults in the US self-report mental illness. These are just the people that realize they have a problem. A person like Donald Trump does not know they have a problem. So they wouldn’t report it, the number of actual mentally ill people in the US is very high. Some have called it an epidemic.
Not only did states close mental health facilities, but many that need to be medicated are unable to pay for it. The state mental health facilities may have been inhumane at times, but instead of shutting them down there should have been corrections made to provide quality healthcare. In any case, apparently the mentally ill crazies in New Hampshire and South Carolina are voting.
Updated 2/21 Disclaimer: In no way am I making fun of mental illness, just people that vote for Donald Trump. I am an advocate for mental illness sufferers. Mental illness is real.
These debates are quite funny. I decided to play a drinking game during both Democratic and Republican. I used the words Hillary during the Republican debate, I took a shot of tequila each time I heard her mentioned. I used equality for the Democratic debate, took a shot of tequila each time I heard that word. I got pretty drunk during the debates and finished a bottle during the Republican debate. I have been following Bernie Sanders for years, even prior to President Obama’s election. I have known he is for the people and he never falters on that. I’m not from nor have I ever lived in Vermont. When I think of who I want to be President Bernie and Russ Feingold have always come to mind. If you’re a bigot you’re thinking I am a Jew. Actually I was raised Roman Catholic so that’s far from true. These two gentleman are the best politicians I have had the time to get to know.
Several years ago I was taking an American Government. I had to write many papers and I actually wrote one where the main focus was on Senator Feingold and Senator Sanders. These two men are American heroes as far as I’m concerned. They stand up for the middle class when many other politicians are standing there with their hands out waiting for the lobbyists. They remind me of a different version of Kennedy. I just hope their ending is better than his. Going against corporate greed is a dangerous game. If we back Bernie we have a good chance of winning the war.
Let me tell you about the candidates in case you don’t know who they are. I’m only going to mention the candidates that have a chance in this election.
Hillary Clinton – I will vote for her if she wins the primary, but I can not say I trust her. I am quite sure I am not alone. I always vote democrat, but she is more on the right than I’m comfortable with. The lies throughout her career have outweighed what party she backs. In fact I think both parties are extremely corrupt. Hillary makes some good points during the debates. The problem I have is that one of her main issue is gun control, that will be her downfall. I don’t believe that there is much a President can do about guns. They have been out there, criminals have them while also obtaining more illegally. About the only thing you can do is a psychological test when doing background checks and that would cost a fortune. Not only will it cost a fortune but it will also piss off most of the southern constituents.
While I do not trust Hillary she has a better fact checking record than her Republican adversaries. Hillary Fact Check
The issues are pretty common for democrats. She is for equality which is something the Republicans feel strongly against. She wants to continue on President Obama’s path to our healthcare reform. Since she was The First Lady she has been behind education reform. Hillary plans to grow our infrastructure and have our country completely powered by solar power. Senator Clinton has great ideas she has been in politics for years and she has a great track record, the fact that she accepts millions for speaking and from big corporations is a problem I just can’t get behind. Hillary on the Issues
Ted Cruz – I never thought I’d see the day this man would throw his hat in the race. This clown is terrifying, but it is comforting to know the majority of republicans are backing him. Honestly, he may win the primary, but there is no way he will win the general election. He was born in Canada for one. The only reason he shows any progress as a congressmen is because he has Texas. Oil is going to keep an economy going that is a given. Texas will always do well financially when oil is flowing. He did nothing to help that. Ted Cruz is a die hard tea-partier and current enemy #1 for Democrats. Ted is not even his real name. He was born Rafael Edward Cruz, not sure where “Ted” came from. Born to a Canadian and Cuban, neither were born in the United States and neither was he.
Some of his more recent lies, please view for yourself. All politicians lie, that’s a given but to what extent is always something I look at. Ted Cruz Fact Check
On the issues he is as right wing as you can get. Ted wants to make sure you have a baby regardless of what you feel no birth control and no abortion. Cruz, wants guns for all and to make it easier for you to obtain one legally. He feels if he allows you to get unemployment or extend the unemployment you currently have it creates more people that wont work. If you have ever received unemployment you would know that it won’t even pay a quarter of your bills. Teddy would like to reverse the Supreme Court decision regarding Gay Marriage. So instead of progressing in any fashion his campaign will bring us back to the dark ages. Talk about scary…When looking into the issues Senator Cruz stands for, I had to go off a Teddy site. His own site is all about giving him money for his campaign. There was nothing regarding the issues there at all. Cruz on the issues
Bernie Sanders – I just love Bernie, he is who I am voting for and endorsing this election. This man is real, he cares, he wants a better country for us. This man has walked picket lines and listened to the American people. He knows what is wrong with the country and he will be the one to change the major problem. Sure some may say Citizens United being overturned is not the first thing you should undertake. It is absolutely the first thing that should be done. The main problem in this country is financial contributions from corporations to campaigns. It is not only campaigns, the lobbyists are vicious and stop at nothing to pass out money, hookers, drugs, whatever the congress man/congress woman wants to get their point across. The corruption it causes is astronomical, you can not expect these companies to give politicians money and not get what they want. It’s legal bribing and it has ruined our government to a pretty terrifying extent.
Pretty proud that he has no “pants on fires” every other candidate does. Check out his record for truth on politifact. Bernie Sanders fact check
On this issues he is a true progressive. He wants to re-write the trade act to stop these big corporations sending our factories and jobs overseas. If they are going to send our jobs to another country he is going to tax them. He wants to make college tuition completely free, as they do in many other countries. When asked how will we pay for it he concludes that wall street will foot the bill. Bernie feels that since we bailed out the banks to avoid complete collapses they need to bail out our poor education system. To read more about Bernie on the issues please view this site. Bernie on the issues.
Donald Trump – I still find this to be a joke. Has the people of the United States completely lost their minds? This man is a complete and utter asshole. He brings absolutely nothing to the table but his money. He is arrogant, rude, just a vile human being. If that’s what he truly is. Can you imagine Trump having a conversation with a foreign leader? You can’t call people stupid and idiots and expect not to see a nuke coming toward you. He is a joke and I strongly believe he is only running to help Hillary’s campaign.
Trumps statements made have been 1% truth. That is a pretty low number. The outlandish statements can be seen in the following link. Trump Fact Check
On the issues, well Donald and Cruz actually want to build a wall on the US/Mexico border. This wall will cost between 15 and 25 billion dollars. (source. CNBC) They seem to think this will help our immigration problem. Mr Trump would like to renegotiate the Chinese Trade Act, I’m sure calling Xi Jinping, President of China a moron and idiot will fix that trade pretty quickly. The trade is obviously a problem, the question is who is best to deal with situation. Yes, Donald Trump is a businessman he may be great at negotiations. If you have ever watched him in action he is not very good at talking to people. That could get us bombed fairly quickly. Donald Trump also feels strongly about tax reform and many other things. You can read his plans at his website. Donald Trumps Plan
The primaries are coming up. No matter what political party you back or do not back go out and vote! If you do not vote, you do not have a say. Yes, elections are corrupt but your vote still counts. To see if your state is in the primary election please check here.