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It Was God That Picked Trump To Be GOP Nominee...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Michelle Bachmann, who is Donald J. Trump's evangelical adviser as well as a former Minnesota Congresswomen has recently proclaimed that Trump was picked by God to be the GOP nominee for president. According to Bachmann God raised The Donald up to win the general election. Bachmann, pointing to the Book of Daniel stated that it teaches "us" that the most high God lifts up who He will and takes down who he will . Contemplating Bachmann's words must be difficult for the Evangelicals and other devout Christians who are considering whether or not to vote for Trump in November. For the Christians that have been paying close attention to Donald Trump's many xenophobic, misogynistic, sometimes racist, and often extreme nationalistic comments they must be wondering why God would lift such a person up. Instead of say someone who is more tolerant and loving of all of God's people. Just sayin... Anyway here is the article p

Franken On Trump U...

French PM On Naked Breasts Versus Burkas...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth People look at EugΓ¨ne Delacroix’s 1830 painting Liberty Leading the People, which Manuel Valls appeared to be referencing. Photograph: Alamy The French prime minister has drawn criticism for suggesting that naked breasts are more representative of France than a headscarf, in the latest flare-up of the bitter political row over the burkini. Manuel Valls, who clashed with France’s education minister over his support for mayors who have banned full-body swimsuits from beaches , gave a rousing speech on Monday night in which he hailed the bare breasts of Marianne , a national symbol of the French Republic. “Marianne has a naked breast because she is feeding the people! She is not veiled, because she is free! That is the republic!” he thundered at a government rally. The inference that bare breasts were a symbol of France while the Muslim headscarf was problematic sparked scorn from politicians and derision from historians and feminist

Another Trend Going In Right Direction In America...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Teen births are plummeting — and the reason is incredibly simple The GOP Family Values Christian Evangelicals may want to take a good long hard look at THIS FULL REPORT. Via: Memeorandum

Ah, Buyer Remorse...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth A new poll shows most Republicans appear to regret nominating Donald Trump A majority of Republicans now want a do-over. A new poll by the Huffington Post and YouGov shows that 54 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning voters now say that Donald Trump was not the best choice for the GOP nomination, up from 44 percent in June. Meanwhile, the number of Republican voters who say Trump was the best option fell from 44 to 35 percent. In comparison, 53 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters say Hillary Clinton was the Democrats' best option, compared to 56 percent in June. And 37 percent say she was not the best option, up from the previous 32 percent. The numbers show Republicans are much more likely to disapprove of their candidate for president. Democrats do voice some discontent, but it’s not nearly at the Republicans’ level. Suck it up GOP Tea Party malcontents. Ya got what ya paid (voted) for. Now t

The GOP's Humongous Problem... Donald Trump...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Given the country's changing demographics and the GOP's small tent mentality it would have happened eventually. As the millennials come into their own, the older more conservative and less tolerant or understanding pass on, and the country becomes less white it would be inevitable the political landscape would shift leftward. Enter Donald J. Trump, the GOP's most divisive, undisciplined, unknowledgeable, offensive, dishonest, inconsistent, and unpredictable presidential candidate of at least the last 60 years. By nominating Trump the GOP has insured acceleration of the party's eventual permanent minority status. Given Trump's many flaws and the very real danger he represents to our civil liberties, religious freedom, and national security to tick off a few the shift is a welcome one. PHOENIX — Republicans in Western states fear that Donald J. Trump could imperil their party for years to come in the country’s fastest-g

Goodnight In Amerca...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth " Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson said it's "game over" on any chance of winning the White House if he does not make it to the debate stage. Winning the election, yes, I would say game over," Johnson said on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace. Johnson would need to be at a 15 percent threshold to join Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the debate stage. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the five polls it would use to determine that threshold are ABC-Washington Post, CBS-New York Times, CNN-Opinion Research Corporation, Fox News and NBC-Wall Street Journal. Johnson said he is at 10 percent in those five polls but has seen an increase of about 4 percentage points over the past six weeks. Ayup. Game over. Precisely as the powers controlling the American system WANT it. And Stein? Forget about it. There never will be true principled change in America. System is rigg

It Is What It Is...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Hillary Clinton’s legal team took such painstaking efforts to delete the former secretary of state’s emails that “even God can’t read them,” according to Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Maybe Gowdy knows this because he spoke with God? And people wonder why our country is so screwed up? Look no further than the looney tunes in the GOP who hold positions of responsibility.

What Kind Of America Do You Want?... It's Up To Us

HRC's Lead Continues To Hold... BUT

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Donald J. Trump, the chameleon GOP presidential candidate who is tripping all over himself in the effort to remake his shoddy image, continues to trail HRC in the race for the White House. A Reuters/Ipsos State of the Nation project out today shows HRC with a 95% chance of beating DJT if the election were held today. If the U.S. presidential election were held today, Democrat Hillary Clinton would win the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Virginia and have a 95 percent chance of beating Republican Donald Trump to become America’s first female president, according to the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project. The project, which combines opinion polls with an analysis of voting patterns under different election scenarios, shows Clinton currently beating Trump in the popular vote by six percentage points and ahead in 19 states, including most of the larger-population ones that heavily influence the outcome of the election. At the m

Trump and the African American Community...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Donald J Trump, the man with a track record of making xenophobic, misogynistic, racially divisive, and extreme nationalistic statements (think pro white western European immigrants) is now wooing the African American community. He likely has realized that without support of a greater percentage of the African American community his road to the White House will be much more difficult. Thus his now feigned concern for the conditions faced by many black families. It is also very unlikely that the black communities will forget Mr. Trump's involvement in the whole birther thingy in an attempt to discredit the first African American presidential candidate who went on to legitimately win the White House, twice. People have long memories over these kind of things. Perhaps Mr. Trump believes the black community has forgotten his involvement? At any rate the GOP presidential candidate has an odd why of asking for support. Instead of providing

On The New Clinton E-mails, Trump, and Republicans/Conservatives...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Clinton's Republican challenger, Donald Trump, is accusing the Democratic Party's nominee of “pay to play.” It's a narrative sure to continue after Trump hired Republican operative Steve Bannon, who wrote a documentary alleging the Clintons got rich from their connections with big business and foreign governments, as his campaign's CEO As expected. Almost the moment news broke on the new e-mails discovered on Hilllary Clinton's private server by the FBI (15,000 of them) the Trump campaign , and conservative organizations, are claiming Clinton gave special access and favors to donors of the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton family's charitable organization. What is true is that access was given to donors, what has not been proven is the allegation that special favors were granted during her tenure as Secretary of State. “These new emails confirm that Hillary Clinton abused her office by selling favors to Clinton Foun

Trump Avoids Networks Who Ask Hardball Questions...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Donald J. Trump has never been a candidate of any real depth. He has failed to convinced Americans that take the time to check the veracity of his statements and claims that he an honest and trustworthy man. He has failed to show leadership qualities that make for a successful presidency. His often rambling and sometimes incoherent utterances are an extreme embarrassment to America, other countries do pay attention to American politics, especially presidential races. America being the mot powerful nation in the world and all that. Donald J. Trump has shown time and again the thinness of his Trumpian skin . And now, according to The Huffington Post , Mr. Trump is shunning all networks but FOX News , which is no real surprise. FOX , and its line up of Trump cozily supportive "journalist" commentators, provide him the soft ball questions that feed into his narrative and give him cover from the serious scrutiny Americans deserve. Th

Deeper and Deeper...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Just out as reported by BuzzFeed News . Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said former campaign chair Paul Manafort was asked to resign on Friday. She noted that the decision was mutual, but said the last couple weeks on the Trump campaign had been tumultuous. “He was asked and he indeed tendered his resignation today,” said Conway on WABC radio’s Drive at Five, being hosted by Rita Cosby. “Mr. Trump accepted his resignation and wished him well and thanked him for his service. I think it’s as simple as that.” “The last couple weeks have been very rough at the campaign, and Donald Trump was to perhaps — the speeches, focusing on substance, getting into the last 11, 12 weeks, Rita, of a fought-out campaign — and he has every privilege of surrounding himself with the team that he wants,” she continued. Earlier this week, the Trump campaign hired Breitbart News executive Stephen K. Bannon as his campaign’s CEO and promoted

Back Soon...

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Republican insiders are more convinced than Democrats that Donald Trump is so far behind Hillary Clinton that he can't win in November. Roughly half of Republican members of The POLITICO Caucus — activists, strategists and operatives in 11 swing states — believe that Trump’s path to 270 electoral votes is basically shut off after another week in which the GOP nominee appears to have ceded ground in national and most battleground state polls. Democrats, however, aren’t breaking out the champagne just yet. Seventy-two percent of Democratic insiders said despite Clinton’s clear advantage at this stage of the race, the presidential election isn’t effectively over.

The Donald... (Updated 8/12/160

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"I'm a truth teller. All I do is tell the truth. And if at the end of 90 days, I've fallen short because I'm somewhat politically correct even though I'm supposed to be the smart one and even though I'm supposed to have a lot of good ideas, it's OK. I go back to a very good way of life." .... Donald J. Trump SOURCE Update 8/12/16 Yesterday Trump asserted Obama was the founder of ISIS. CNN - Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Thursday that he meant exactly what he said when he called President Barack Obama the "founder of ISIS" and objected when a conservative radio show host tried to clarify the GOP nominee's position. Trump was asked by host Hugh Hewitt about the comments Trump made Wednesday night in Florida, and Hewitt said he understood Trump to mean "that he (Obama) created the vacuum, he lost the peace." Trump objected. "No, I meant he's the founder of ISIS," Trump said. "I do. He was the

A Valid Observation, and, Some Good Advice...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Yes sir. We find ourselves agreeing with Woodward. When you're ahead, gaining ground almost daily, and hold the high ground, it's usually best not to become guilty of that your opponent engages in. TPM - Famed investigative reporter Bob Woodward suggested Thursday morning that “excessive rhetoric” from Donald Trump’s opponents was feeding the bombastic billionaire’s increasingly controversial remarks. Calling Trump’s campaign one that’s “off the rails,” the Washington Post editor also condemned “hyperbolic, ungenerous rhetoric” from Hillary Clinton’s allies. “I think it's got to be said this is not just about Trump,” Woodward said in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “A lot of the people who really are opposed to Trump, I think, are engaged in some excessive rhetoric also.” He went on to cite a Wednesday column by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who wrote Trump’s children “should be ashamed” of their fa

GOP Presidential Canmdidate Goes Beyond Overboard... (2 Update 8/11/16)

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Yesterday Donald Trump pushed the limits of anti political correctness beyond the boundaries any rational thinking person can accept. His judgement, often in question since he announced his candidacy last June, is increasingly becoming more bizarre and skirting the boundary between just a bit crazy and pure insanity. We are of course talking about his remarks at a campaign rally in North Carolina when he said the following: "If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks, All the Second Amendment people — maybe there is." What troubles me is the feverish frenzy the liberal left has worked themselves into over what is admittedly a very stupid statement, However, there is no credible reason to think Trump was suggesting or encouraging 2'nd amendment rights advocates to assassinate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Trump is many things that many people disapprove of, but, inciting or engaging in actual violence is not among

Clinton Accepts Presidential Debate Schedule...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Hillary Clinton on Monday night said she will attend all three general election presidential debates, in which she will square off against Donald Trump. “Secretary Clinton looks forward to participating in all three presidential debates scheduled by the independent debate commission,” John Podesta, Clinton campaign chairman, said in a statement. “With so much at stake in the fall elections, she believes these debates will provide the American people with an important opportunity to hear from the candidates on issues critical to the country's future.” Podesta took aim at Trump in his statement, saying it’s uncertain whether the GOP nominee will follow through and debate the former secretary of State. “The only issue now is whether Donald Trump is going to show up to debate at the date, times, places and formats set by the commission last year through a bipartisan process,” Podesta said. “We will accept the commission's invitation

Giving Trump The Boot(s) He Deserves...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Maker project from Makers4America kicks an image of Donald Trump every time he tweets. Making (literally) Arduino great again. This machine responds to tweets by Donald Trump with a well-deserved boot to the head.

The Occasional Clinton Fib -vs- Trump's Yuuuge Lies...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth The New York Times - ONE persistent narrative in American politics is that Hillary Clinton is a slippery, compulsive liar while Donald Trump is a gutsy truth-teller. Over all, the latest CBS News poll finds the public similarly repulsed by each candidate: 34 percent of registered voters say Clinton is honest and trustworthy compared with 36 percent for Trump. Yet the idea that they are even in the same league is preposterous. If deception were a sport, Trump would be the Olympic gold medalist; Clinton would be an honorable mention at her local Y. Let’s investigate. One metric comes from independent fact-checking websites. As of Friday, PolitiFact had found 27 percent of Clinton’s statements that it had looked into were mostly false or worse, compared with 70 percent of Trump’s. It said 2 percent of Clinton’s statements it had reviewed were egregious “pants on fire” lies, compared with 19 percent of Trump’s. So Trump has nine times th

It's Only A Poll...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Clinton's post convention bounce appears to be holding as Trumplestiltskin continues to stumble and swerve away from message. Polling results continue to show HRC with a comfortable lead and unless the GOP nominee settles down (a highly unlikely scenario) and hits his stride soon the likelihood of a Clinton blowout is a distinct possibility. WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton has surged to a 15-point lead over reeling, gaffe-plagued Donald Trump, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. Clinton made strong gains with two constituencies crucial to a Republican victory – whites and men — while scoring important gains among fellow Democrats, the poll found. Clinton not only went up, but Trump went down. Clinton now has a 48-33 lead, a huge turnaround from her narrow 42-39 advantage last momth. The findings are particularly significant because the poll was taken after both political conventions ended, and as Trump engaged in a war of words

Clinton leads Trump by 10 points, both seen as flawed... FOX News Polling Data

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth FOX News, a news outlet that almost anyone paying attention knows is in Trump's hip pocket recently published polling data that shows HRC with a 10 point lead over Trump. While a majority believe HRC is dishonest they believe Trump is more so. On the issue of qualifications and temperament to lead HRC handily tops Trump. FOX News -Sixty-one percent of voters think Hillary Clinton is dishonest, yet she’s opened up a big lead over Donald Trump in the latest Fox News Poll. Here’s why: majorities think Clinton is nevertheless qualified to be president, and has the temperament and knowledge to serve effectively. It’s the opposite for Trump: over half feel he is not qualified, and lacks the temperament or knowledge to lead the country. And his 62 percent dishonesty rating tops hers. After the conventions, the Clinton-Kaine ticket leads the Trump-Pence ticket by 10 points (49-39 percent) in the race for the White House. Clinton’s advantag

As The Republican 2016 Nominee For POTUS Continues To Refuse To Release His Tax Returns...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth ABC News - Business magnate Warren Buffett took on Donald Trump over his refusal to release his tax returns -- issuing the real estate mogul a challenge to put his cards on the table. Speaking at a Hillary Clinton rally in Omaha, Nebraska today, the multi-billionaire joked he would meet Trump "any place, any time between now and election" to go over each other's tax returns. The GOP nominee has claimed that he can't release his tax returns because he is being audited. "Now I've got news for him, I'm under audit too," Buffett said. "There are no rules against showing your tax returns and just let people ask us questions about the items that are on there." Buffett instead suggested that Trump is withholding his tax returns intentionally. "You're only afraid if you've got something to be afraid about," he told to the crowd. "He's not afraid of the IRS. He's af