October 24, 2016

As Hillary’s Concerns Over Black Turnout Grow, Black Trump Official Stands Up to Media Fire

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, or Hillary the Inevitable if you're in the establishment press and ignoring three credible polls showing her either very slightly trailing or very slightly ahead of Donald Trump, appears not to be achieving the high degree of support or turnout that Barack Obama did among black voters in 2008 and 2012.

On Sunday, Hillary Campaign Manager Robby Mook dodged a question from Jake Tapper on CNN's State of the Union about indications that black turnout for the former Secretary of State in North Carolina during early voting has not been strong. Meanwhile, a black Trump supporter, who the press seems to believe can easily be turned into an object of ridicule, continues to run circles around them in interviews.

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Fox & Friends Among Few Outlets Noting Leaked Dems’ Poll-Rigging Advice

Among the WikiLeaks documents recently released is a 2008 email with an attachment running to dozens of pages telling Democrats how to “maximize what we get out of our media polling.”

Fox & Friends covered this story Monday morning. Very few other online and broadcast outlets have. A popular excuse, which even people who should know better are swallowing, is that this advice is for candidates and their campaign managers. That’s partially true, but it doesn’t explain away the reference to media polling above, and it ignores the fact that many of the same polling organizations which advise the campaigns also are involved in compiling the media-sponsored polls released to the public.

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Rigging the Election, Part III: ‘Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Was PERSONALLY Involved’

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 1:20 pm

Drudge’s headline: “O’KEEFE: Hillary PERSONALLY ordered ‘Donald Duck’ troll campaign…”

Here is the video:

Key quote:

JAMES O’KEEFE: The connection between Creamer, President Obama and Hillary Clinton is undeniable, as are the campaign law violations. If it looks like a duck, if it talks like a duck, and it walks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. They broke the law.

Last week, Hillary denied a connection to Creamer and AUFC (Americans United for Change).

The video demonstrates that Hillary Clinton Was PERSONALLY Involved with the Trump Ducks (Taxes) idea and the use of Donald Duck, making the contention that there was coordination between her, her campaign, and other groups an open-and-shut case. Indeed, the video demonstrates that it was her idea.

Other comments are hopefully coming later.

If They’re So Confident, Why Do They Have to Do These Things? (Leaked Internal Poll Shows Hillary ‘Flash Crash’)

Topside update: Most current info — IBD Tied; Rasmussen, Trump +2, LA Times/USC, Clinton +1.3.

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The Tweet:

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The strategy (click to see a larger view in a new tab or window):

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And of course, the press is playing along:
- New York Times — “Victory in Sight, Clinton Seeks to Help Other Democrats Win”
- Associated Press — “Clinton Turns Focus to Down-Ballot Candidates in Final Days”

There are at least a couple of problems with all this presumption:

- IBD/TIPP, which was the most accurate poll in 2012, has Trump up by 2.

- (UPDATE: This item appears to be bogus, as suspected below, with motivation unclear) — Then there’s this —

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It’s 10 days old, which is a lifetime in politics, and it’s conceivably bogus (but if it is, someone worked awfully hard to create it, harder than most scammers are willing to work). But … this is ostensibly from a guy who was on TV Sunday insisting that all is well. SO ASSUMING IT IS BOGUS, if they’re so confident and this is a false flag, why are they wasting their time with it?

Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (102416)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: ‘Confess-a-thon’ returns to Colombian mall, draws 120 priests

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Bogota, Colombia:

Oct 22, 2016 / 05:20 pm

For two days this week, a shopping mall in Bogota, Colombia was transformed into a “Confess-a-thon,” as 120 priests administered the Sacrament of Reconciliation to shoppers and those passing by.

Priests from all over the country flocked to the Gran Estación Mall on Oct. 18-19 for the Confession event. This is the second time that the initiative has taken place. Last October, the first Confess-a-thon was held at the mall, with great success. Some 70 percent of the country is Catholic.

The Colombian Conference of Catholic Bishops said that the event is a sign of the Jubilee of Mercy that “is inspired by what the pontiff has asked for, to be a Church that reaches out, as a sign of the presence of God.”

The event took place during the Faith Cup, a soccer tournament among priests to help build fraternity and outreach.

The bishops’ conference stated that the first day of this year’s Confess-a-thon began around 5:00 p.m. Some people looked at the priests with surprise and curiosity. Others lined up to take part in the sacrament.

Gladys Lopez was among those who went to Confessions. She said that it was an opportunity to unburden herself.

“You come totally convinced that God is giving you the chance to have a clear conscience and to be able remove those things that are weighing us down in our lives, and it’s an opportunity that everyone should take advantage of,” she said.

Luz Estella Rey said that it had been a long time since she had experienced this sacrament and said that she felt “very grateful, with no fear of doing something scary.” She also emphasized that the appearance of the priest she confessed to “conveyed a lot of peace and made me feel at peace.” …

Go here for the rest of the story.