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smrose1990, May 6, 2015 in No Holds Barred Political Forum
Scandal Fatigue = Clinton Fatigue. Time to vote Trump. Don't let your non-vote or third party vote get her in.
Revived Hillary probe makes Trump presidency a real possibility
It looks as if the gods finally got sick of her.
Maybe it was the web of sleaze revealed by WikiLeaks or her brash talk of making nutty Joe Biden secretary of state.
Or maybe Hillary Clinton just ignored too many maxims, including the one that if you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. (No offense to real dogs, because Anthony Weiner is a lower species.)
Whatever the breaking point, fate jumped aboard the Trump Train yesterday. Because Big Mo already was a passenger, there is now a growing chance that Donald Trump will be America’s 45th president.
We can’t know for sure what will happen in 10 days, but some things are certain. One is that events have a vote and the FBI letter to Congress is the most dramatic event in a campaign that has been positively bursting with them.
October surprises don’t get any bigger.
Suddenly, the “Access Hollywood” tape doesn’t look so crucial. And the certainty that Dems would take both houses of Congress dissolves into illusion.
And it’s largely because FBI Director James Comey, who recently gave Clinton new life by not prosecuting her, is reopening a wound as well as an investigation. His letter, though brief and shy on details, tells us enough to reinforce the widely held conviction that Clinton remains dishonest and untrustworthy, even with the FBI.
Her reputation has dogged her from the start, and now comes the most sensational reminder from a very important source at a very late date.
Notwithstanding the irony that it comes from the same man who gave her a pass, Comey’s letter will be enough to convince some wavering voters. Trump will get an immediate bounce, and Clinton will take a hit. How big will become clear in days.
Depending on who’s counting, the universe of voters who are undecided or open to switching candidates is as big as 15 percent. Not all will move to Trump, but suffice it to say, Comey didn’t win Clinton a single vote Friday.
Desperate to stop the bleeding, she can play the victim card, as some on her team immediately did, but that reflex is not likely to work this time. As we learned from WikiLeaks, even her top staff thought a private server was crazy and a sign of what one called her “terrible” instincts.
She created an issue where none existed, and it may ultimately sink her.
The best she can hope for is another and quick clean bill of health, which is why she personally demanded that the FBI release all it has. That’s a reasonable demand because it’s not fair to make her box against shadows, but it may not be possible because the issue reportedly involves material that is potentially classified.
Again, she has only herself to blame.
And while it is troubling that anonymous leakers are the ones telling reporters that the probe into Weiner’s sexting turned up the “pertinent” e-mails, that, too, is no mark of innocence.
After all, those e-mails reportedly were found on a gadget belonging to Huma Abedin, Clinton’s top aide and Weiner’s wife.
If true, that fact alone reinforces suspicion that the initial FBI investigation into Clinton was shoddy.
Why did the gumshoes not get that device and those e-mails before? The answer could involve the FBI decision not to use a grand jury and subpoena power, but instead to take the highly unusual route of making informal agreements with Clinton and her team, including giving five people immunity.
The first probe severely damaged the FBI, so there is divine logic in justice making a U-turn. Meanwhile, the election of the next leader of the free world, and maybe history itself, turns on a little hinge.
What a time, what a country
As Race Gets Tighter, CNN Moves 2 States Out Of The ‘Blue’ Column
"We're seeing some definite trending ..."
In response to the changing trends among American voters, CNN has moved two states it prematurely painted blue back to “battleground” status.
On Thursday, CNN moved Florida and Nevada out of the “leaning Democratic” column in response to new polls that showed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gaining in each state. A Bloomberg poll in Florida showed Trump leading there. An NBC poll showed Nevada as a dead heat.
Utah, Arizona, Ohio and North Carolina are the other states CNN lists as battlegrounds.
“We’re seeing some definite trending in tightening up this race,” pollster John Zogby said, who said that as Florida goes, the nation may follow.
“Demographically, it’s not a microcosm but vote-wise it is. When we’ve had very, very close presidential elections, we’ve had very, very close Florida elections. It’s as good a state as any to watch as a barometric reading.”
Zogby said the next state to show if the Trump trend continues will be Ohio.
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In Ohio, a poll by Remington Research found that with all candidates factored in, Trump came out ahead of Clinton 46 percent to 42 percent. Among non-aligned voters, Trump led Clinton 41 percent to 37 percent in the Ohio poll.
The way CNN parses out the electoral votes, states that are either leaning or solidly Democratic total 272 electoral votes. Those leaning or solidly Republican total 179, with 87 in the battleground states. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes for victory.
Recent polling has shown a common thread — independent voters lining up behind Trump.
A national Fox News poll on Wednesday found that Trump leads Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton among independent voters 41 percent to 28 percent. Trump, who was deadlocked with Clinton among independents two weeks ago, led by seven points last week.
“This race may come down to the independent vote. Right now, they tilt for Trump,” pollster J. Ann Selzer said in analyzing the Florida Bloomberg results, in which Trump had a seven-point lead over Clinton among independent voters.
A new Texas poll showed the clout of those independent voters.
A University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll released Thursday showed Trump leading Clinton among likely Texas voters, 45 percent to 42 percent.
However, among independent voters, 46 supported Trump and only 19 percent supported Clinton.
why was this found all the sudden? Why? because weiner made a deal ? only reasonable answer...
Huma kept info as insurance so hillwy didnt have her smoked at any time. Everyone knows hillery is nuts,,,
She flys off the handle and when she realizes that Huma Kept secret info HUMA is a dead muslim pig...
Huma should quietly board a plane back to sand nlgger land and disapear.
Weiner is just a walking dead man in hillerys eyes
after all of this
Obama is still a worthless filthy muslim
Despite horrendous reporting, FBI is reopening Clinton investigati
where is hillerys swastika
look at weiners wife huma,,, shes a nasty muslim ho,,prolly be raped her entire life ,,,, anthony weiner is tired of that saggy used up shit,,, he wants some young snatch,,, hence is why he got caught !!!
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