How much longer can Manafort stay campaign manager [Update: Resigned 8-19-16] (1 Viewer)

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The story is currently running on the New York Times website. It was known that Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, worked for the pro-Russian political party in the Ukraine. But today's story reveals that he received in previously undisclosed cash payments a total of $12.7 million from 2007-2012.

What would certain conservative media outlets and social media sites be saying if this were Clinton's campaign manager?

PS They would be saying something. No mention of the story, however, on the Fox News website.
 

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Trumps campaign spokeswoman has been all over the media making one outrageous uninformed statement after another. She has reached the point of being laughed at during every appearance and he hasn't fired her.

A speech writer admits to flat out copying parts of a speech and he doesn't fire her.

The only way to get fired is to challenge Trump. All indications are Manafort doesn't have the guts to do that so he'll stay. He's a Yes Man, and that's all Trumps ego can handle having around him.
 

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The right is so desperate for power, at any cost, that the mere selling out of our country to Russian interests would be a small, temporary price to pay.
 

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The right is so desperate for power, at any cost, that the mere selling out of our country to Russian interests would be a small, temporary price to pay.
Laziness paid off for Babyhands so profoundly, he may never realize it. By farming out his SCOTUS picks to the Heritage Foundation, he's ensured at least some gentleness from the Right. 20 years of iron-fisted control over what the Constitution means? Oh, yeah. That group will eat dog**** on national TV for such a prize.
If his proposed nominees had been moderates like Garland, his blood would be staining the water already.
 

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As long as Ivanka Trump is vacationing in Eastern Europe with Putin's current girlfriend, I'd say Manafort's job is secure.
 

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Meanwhile....

DC Leak Exposes Top Clinton Donor George Soros Manipulating Elections



One of Hillary Clinton&#8217;s biggest donors, billionaire George Soros, has been exposed in a massive hack for manipulating elections in Europe via his non-government organizations. DC Leaks revealed more than 2,500 files from Soros&#8217; groups, most notably the Open Society Foundations. The leaks are especially concerning for Americans given Soros&#8217; close relationship to former Secretary of State Clinton.
http://observer.com/2016/08/dc-leak-exposes-top-clinton-donor-george-soros-manipulating-elections/
 

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Trumps campaign spokeswoman has been all over the media making one outrageous uninformed statement after another. She has reached the point of being laughed at during every appearance and he hasn't fired her.

A speech writer admits to flat out copying parts of a speech and he doesn't fire her.

The only way to get fired is to challenge Trump. All indications are Manafort doesn't have the guts to do that so he'll stay. He's a Yes Man, and that's all Trumps ego can handle having around him.

And he just hired Betsy McCaughey as economic adviser. :covri:

McCaughey’s explosion onto the political scene was based on a lie (or extreme ignorance, if you want to be more generous). In 1994, she wrote a scathing, deep-dive takedown of Hillarycare for The New Republic. The piece turned out to be total bunk, and its central argument (that patients would be prohibited from independently paying for additional care not covered by the Clinton plan) thoroughly disproven—but not before McCaughey became the It Girl of the political right.

Brainy, attractive, and outspoken, McCaughey soon found herself tapped to run as New York Governor George Pataki’s lieutenant. To put it delicately, she did not play well with others. Pataki aides quickly pegged her as self-absorbed and self-promoting to the point of disloyalty. Before she was even sworn in, McCaughey used her own money to hire a personal publicist. Once in office, she issued reports and press releases and gave speeches that contradicted her boss’s positions. She was also notoriously rough on staff. One campaign story had her ordering an aide out of her van on the side of a highway. As lieutenant governor, she was accused of using the troopers assigned to her security detail to run her personal errands, prompting Pataki to pull her detail for a couple of weeks. Party leaders and Pataki staffers alike began publicly slamming McCaughey as “unstable,” “paranoid,” and “too bizarre to describe.” The governor cut her out of meetings. In 1996, Republican leaders refused to make her a delegate to the RNC’s presidential-nominating convention.

How did McCaughey handle the pressure? Not so well. She accused Pataki aides of “McCarthyism,” accused the governor of instructing her driver to make her late for official events, and publicly feuded with other members of the administration. When the party refused her credentials to the convention, she tried to go as a member of the media. Word on the street was that she was in talks to become a Democrat and run for Senator Al D’Amato’s seat.


When Pataki dropped her from the ticket in 1997, McCaughey did indeed jump to the Democrats and promptly launched a gubernatorial challenge to Pataki, funded by her second husband, Wall Street financier Wilbur Ross. He was, at the time, still her boss. This is when things got really weird. A couple of months in, McCaughey became convinced Pataki was bugging her phones. She hired a counter-surveillance guy to sweep her home and office; when he didn’t find anything, she allegedly stiffed him his $3,000 fee. She continued to hemorrhage staff, and departing aides continued to trash her in the media. As one ex-staffer told the New York Daily News, “A lot of politicians are out for the limelight, but Betsy’s constant need 24 hours a day was something I’d never seen.”

Sound like a certain presidential nominee?
Betsy McCaughey Is a Bad Choice for Donald Trump's Economic Team - The Atlantic
 

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Meanwhile....

DC Leak Exposes Top Clinton Donor George Soros Manipulating Elections





DC Leak Exposes Top Clinton Donor George Soros Manipulating Elections | Observer
Is the suggestion that George Soros funds PACs?

Yea? So?

Soros is one of the most well informed geopolitical experts on the planet. He has access inside every country. I would expect a Secretary of State to consider his advice.

Read the email that Soros sent Clinton. Do you think she should have not taken his advice? Why not?
 

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True conservatives don't want to have anything to do with Trump at all. There are several big name conservative commentators who have been speaking out against Trump through out the entire nomination process. Now, unfortunately the Republicans have been saddled with him, and everybody knows he will will lose the race. Unfortunately there is nobody worth voting for if you truly have conservative principles. Hillary has long ago proven she can't be trusted with the highest office in the land either.


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The problem is that we don't have any conservatives in the election this year. Hillary is more conservative than Trump. He just published a few name o possible judges to try and make us look his way, but the only guy in this election that speaks to me, in a few ways, is Bill Wells...but he isnt the one speaking...Gary Johnson the guy, but some of his ideas though. When Trump first mentioned a 45% tariff on imported goods, I was like "Damn, that's the stuff we have to fight on the left". That would have killed the economy. But, trickle-down (which Trump adopted) will just line his pocket, and, after Reagan, I soured on supply side economics. It doesn't benefit us, and we cannot move fro 70% down to 25% reduction in taxes, like Reagan was able to do..,which did give the well-to-do some room to be..."less stingy".

Nowadays, any tax breaks we give the .1%, 1% or 2%, they are trying hoard it or store it overseas, so that they can be as wealthy as their mates...whom they idolize. Millionaire wants 10 million...Billion...and will withhold from the bottom to do so. Government can never let happen, what happened during Reagan second term and the W years. What we used to call conservatism has been bastageized quite a bit, as well.

Other than that...Hillary is in line with Reagan. That's why so many Republicans coming out for her. Hell, Bernie is still mad, because she hovers to close to the middle and cozy with Republicans. Trump, Jill, Bernie and Gary (we differ on the mary jane stuff...and others) all can be put to her left. Wells, now that guy is a conservative...should have been on the top of the ticket. But, Hillary is the only Moderate Conservative left in this race, once Kasich dropped out. If you can get past the laugh and cutthroat ambition, you would see that she is the one "The Gipper" would vote for this year:http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb...hillary-clinton-some-issues-gopers-would-hate
 

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