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15 comments

  1. John Konop says:

    Does Trump have a point? I would like to hear how women feel this will play?

    ………Donald Trump on Sunday accused Hillary Clinton of unfairly trading on her gender while declaring Bill Clinton to be “fair game” as the former president hits the trail to campaign for his wife.

    “She’s playing the woman’s card,” Trump said during an interview on Fox News, before turning his attention to Clinton’s husband, declaring him “fair game because his presidency was really considered to be very troubled because of all the things that she’s talking to me about.”

    “She’s mentioning sexism,” Trump added, referencing a recent interview in which Clinton told the Des Moines Register the billionaire had “demonstrated a penchant for sexism.”

    Trump kept up his attack Monday morning, again slamming the former president and former secretary of state.

    “If Hillary thinks she can unleash her husband, with his terrible record of women abuse, while playing the women’s card on me, she’s wrong!” Trump tweeted……..

    • UrbanSuburbanist says:

      You have hit upon why Donald Trump is so popular in the (still early) polls. None of the other candidates have the guts to try something like this. They would rather use focus group nonsense to try to take the edge off the fact that they represent a party that is allegedly pro-life (if you want to know why I said “allegedly” please have a conversation with Franklin Graham).

      I still do not think that Trump will be the nominee (then again I did not think that either Bill Clinton or Barack Obama would win their respective nominations, but I guess the Democrats are more willing to cast their lots with outsiders as Kennedy and Carter are proof positive of on one hand, and Bob Dole and Mitt Romney are on the other) but I am enjoying this ride for however long it lasts.

        • UrbanSuburbanist says:

          Huh?

          John F. Kennedy.

          1. Catholic (and Irish)
          2. his entire previous political career was all of 14 years … from congressman in 1947 to president in 1961.

          Some of his forbears were active in politics, but nothing close to being nationally significant electoral figures … you had a couple of officeholders in Boston (one of the few places where being Irish Roman Catholic was an advantage) and a guy who held a couple of appointed posts in the Roosevelt administration (in offices that Roosevelt himself created). Comparing JFK to, say, George H. W. Bush (son of a two term Senator, C.I.A. director, ambassador, congressman) or even Ronald Reagan (governor of California) is very much a stretch.

          • John Konop says:

            You are correct,Kennedy was definitely an outsider. Many forget not only was he the first Cathlic, but very young…..The Johnson side of the party did not like this young upstart….if you take away Wategate, Nixon would of been bigger than Reagan. Got us out of the Vietnahm war, opened up China, the start of the end of the Cold War…, solid economy….

            • benevolus says:

              Well “outsider” isn’t exactly a technical term, but as was mentioned, he was in politics for 14 years before winning the presidency; that’s not outsider, that’s the normal, typical political insider path. And his father was very involved in politics as was his mother’s family. John and his brothers were brought up in it, steeped in it, groomed for it. They were connected, elected, and maybe genetically selected to be politicians. I would say the ONLY thing non-insider was the Catholic part, but that obviously wasn’t enough to keep him from success at elections.

          • Dave Bearse says:

            As to (2), Bush’s political career consisted of a failed 1978 run for Congress and 1991-2000 when he was elected President.

          • benevolus says:

            Well I disagree with your examples, but I agree with your premise. Republicans are supposed to be conservative, meaning resistant to change. Liberals embrace change. Everything is upside down right now.

    • benevolus says:

      Why is the Deep South always worst off in these maps? When is someone going to show a map where something is going right down here?

  2. Dave Bearse says:

    Metro Atlanta perhaps tanking more than any major metropolitan area per the Time map.

    Georgia was approximately 25th in per capita income about the turn of the century, and is approximately 40th now. No worries, we’re the most business friendly.

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