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    liberals here shifting into full bedwetter mode, as is their wont. not that their worry is unwarranted but geez, grow a backbone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    OK, Trump leading the party does change that. But he isn't president (yet...).
    Trump isn't leading the party, he has usurped it, with him the Alt Right.

    The doommongery is very reminiscent of what had been said bout Reagan. Big difference though is, Reagan was an integral part of the republican party, whereas Trump isn't.

    but then, as I've written before, I think Trump together with the alt right is changing the right wing political spectrum in the US fundamentally, if the alt right is able to maintain the current momentum.

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    Sure. Trump as Republican presidential candidate, would have been a better way to put it, then.
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    Weirdly enough I had a very long and incredibly vivid dream about being caught up in a nuclear war just last night.
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    Even if he's getting elected... won't matter much. The guy will be confronted with a highly skilled bureaucrats/technocrats who will steer him much into their direction. And bureaucracies basically have no other interest than to maintain their once aquired status, which will rule out the deployment of nuclear weapons (or precise, of strategic nuclear weapons).

    The people who will likely suffer the most under a Prez Trump are the Joe Average types he is supposedly talking for/giving a voice. His isolationist "ideas" (you can't consider anything Trump has been saying to be a concise ideology) will possibly hurt them economically even more than a (relative) free trade regime that we have now.

    As with any populist "movements" this said movement will likely crumble when confronted with reality. Question is, however, how much damage will have been done before the inevitable happens.

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    most likely just a lot of BS and none of it will happen but yeah, this is what this election has come to.

    White nationalists plot Election Day show of force
    KKK, neo-Nazis and militias plan to monitor urban polling places and suppress the black vote.

    Energized by Trump’s candidacy and alarmed by his warnings of a “rigged election,” white nationalist, alt-right and militia movement groups are planning to come out in full force on Tuesday, creating the potential for conflict at the close of an already turbulent campaign season.

    Neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin plans to muster thousands of poll-watchers across all 50 states. His partners at the alt-right website “the Right Stuff” are touting plans to set up hidden cameras at polling places in Philadelphia and hand out liquor and marijuana in the city’s “ghetto” on Election Day to induce residents to stay home. The National Socialist Movement, various factions of the Ku Klux Klan and the white nationalist American Freedom Party all are deploying members to watch polls, either “informally” or, they say, through the Trump campaign.

    The Oath Keepers, a group of former law enforcement and military members that often shows up in public heavily armed, is advising members to go undercover and conduct “intelligence-gathering” at polling places, and Donald Trump ally Roger Stone is organizing his own exit polling, aiming to monitor thousands of precincts across the country.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/1...ampaign-230616

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    Jesus fucking Christ!
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    The alt-right are internet trolls with little political significance outside of the febrile imagination of a few twenty-something, twitter-addicted journalists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    The alt-right are internet trolls with little political significance outside of the febrile imagination of a few twenty-something, twitter-addicted journalists.
    By appointing Steve Bannon his chief campaign manager Trump put alt-right ideas right in the center of US mainstream politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    most likely just a lot of BS and none of it will happen but yeah, this is what this election has come to.

    White nationalists plot Election Day show of force
    KKK, neo-Nazis and militias plan to monitor urban polling places and suppress the black vote.



    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/1...ampaign-230616
    no offence, but handing out alcohol and marihuana isn't suppressing the black vote. If people can't stay off the booze and/or weed for at least a few hours on election-day, they probably should not vote anyways.

    I agree though, this circus is a bonafide head-shaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefinga View Post
    By appointing Steve Bannon his chief campaign manager Trump put alt-right ideas right in the center of US mainstream politics.
    Which ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Still, it hasn't stopped Pilger deciding he's less dangerous than Hillary Clinton, lol.
    Not surprising at all, and he's not alone there. After all for people like him, there is only one crime in international politics, and that is (military) intervention by the US and/or Israel and/or the UK. And Hillary is being perceived (with some right I might add) an interventionist - Trump at least pays lipservice to isolationism.
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    Wow, this thread went downhill fast. Craner will be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craner View Post

    Place your bets now.
    Hillary will win this, by quite a margin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Wow, this thread went downhill fast. Craner will be disappointed.
    how so? seems like relevant conversation.

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