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If the presidential election took place today, who would get your vote?

The election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 3. Early voting will begin Friday, Sept. 18, in Virginia. For more information, contact the county registrar’s office

Disclaimer: This poll represents an unscientific sampling of users..
Select one of the following options, then click the "vote" button.
  Donald Trump (R)
  Joe Biden (D)
  Another candidate
  Undecided
(1337 Votes)
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BiggerPicture
September 20, 2020 at 10:45 am
Still, you misspelled the title of the book with which you so vainly tried to demonize the President because he honestly remarked that he had read it. Along with many other notables, world wide. So that kind of didn't work for you, did it? I intentionally misspelled President de Gaulle's name just to see if you'd remark about it, and of course you didn't. That speaks volumes to me.

I made a number of points and clearly every one was beyond your comprehension, so no point in retracing my steps to explain them. You aren't any more intelligent now than you were a week ago.

Now, let's take a look at your most recent comparison. If you are speaking to the subject of mass murderers, why did you not include Premier Josef Stalin - Hitler's arch enemy? Or Chairman Mao? He murdered almost as many Chinese as Japan did in the course of the 1931 - 1945 war against China. But you don't mention them. And that's because both were Communist dictators and you just can't stand to face the facts about Communists and their ideology. Perhaps I should write, "your ideology." Criticize your own party and you might wind up dead, huh?

As far as "his mismanagement of the pandemic," I assume you are blaming all CCP virus deaths in every country on the President? China, Italy, the UK, Australia, Japan, every nation under the sun, all of those deaths are Trump's fault because of "his mismanagement?" How did he "mismanage" the pandemic when other nations have infection/death rates as high or higher than those of this country? All of those world leaders mismanaged the pandemic too? Even the Communists? (Be careful how you answer that!)

If you want to get to the nitty gritty on CCP virus related deaths in the US, start by taking a close look at your democrat governors - NY, NJ, MA and CA. Only a democrat would come up with the idea of putting sick, highly infectious patients in nursing homes. But that's what they did, and in your mind that's Trump's fault? That's part of "his mismanagement?"

Abraham Lincoln didn't have hundreds of thousands of needless deaths on his hands because he "mismanaged" the matter of Southern Secession? Had he and Congress let the South go its own way, there would have been no war. Ever think about that?

What in the world did you do before Trump? No one to focus your blind hatred and rage on? Too bad you can't harness that wasted energy on something productive, like volunteering at an animal rescue organization or Meal on Wheels. But then again, who wants a loud mouthed, know-it-all liberal representing their interests?
jpebbets
September 18, 2020 at 5:42 pm
Trumpers are stupid. Yep just plain stupid.
Linda Ward
September 18, 2020 at 3:25 pm
BiggerPicture - What's your point? Trump's family may be descended from an itinerant lawyer, Hanns Drumpf, who settled in Kallstadt in 1608 and whose descendants changed their name from Drumpf to Trump during the Thirty Years' War of the early 1600s.

Drumpf is more fitting or DUMBpf or DUMPf.

The one and only thing that has any importance about Hitler for me is that he was the cause of the murder of MILLIONS of people. Trump has thousands of dead people's lives on his hands with his mismanagement of the pandemic, though he cares not one iota.
BiggerPicture
September 15, 2020 at 4:58 pm
You lived in Germany for a time but you cannot spell Mein Kampf correctly? Really? You know the book is publicly available again - perhaps you should educate yourself. A little due diligence on your part would show that many notables in history have read that book, both before and after the war - PM Churchill, General Patton, George C. Marshall, General MacArthur, Charles De Gaul, President Eisenhower, Marshall Tito...its a long, long list. And it includes President Trump. Obviously it does not include you.

I would refer you to Mr. Bentley's original post, in which he feebly tries to explain the "similarities" between Chancellor Hitler and President Trump. He wrote as if he had personal knowledge of the Chancellor's habits, inner thoughts and rationale. He does not; that is embarrassingly clear.

A classmate of mine in college wrote his thesis on why liberals keep bringing up the subject of Adolph Hitler, over and over, decade after decade. And it had nothing to do with Jews, Slavs, Roma or any of the other peoples deemed racially inferior or undesirable. It touched on expanding Germany's borders and sphere of influence, but more than any other single point, it had to do with the one thing that liberals absolutely cannot stand - when Germany's armed forces poured across the frontier with the Soviet Union on 22 June, 1941, that was the beginning of the world's best chance ever of eradicating communism once and for all. Sadly, and at a terrible cost, Germany's efforts were for naught. The German armed forces, along with their Italian, Finnish, Bulgarian, Romanian and Hungarian allies were unable to defeat your liberal ideology - communism. And just like the election result of 2016, you simply cannot get past it. Antifa = anti fascist. Who are the arch enemies of fascists? Communists. That thesis rings truer now than ever before, doesn't it?

Spend some time at the National Archives and discover real history, not the crap you, Mr. Bentley and Martinkus dredge up on algore's Internet.
Linda Ward
September 15, 2020 at 12:02 pm
I believe it was Donald J. Trump who kept a copy of "Mein Kamph" next to his bed for his reading enjoyment according to his 1st wife.

Using the internet to find word spellings in other languages isn't hard Bigger Picture. It doesn't make anyone any more familiar with Hitler's personal habits. Now, reading a book written by the same Hitler himself is another level of learning. Though I doubt Trump really understood what he was reading.
BiggerPicture
September 13, 2020 at 9:49 am
Ah, ha! Hypocrisy alert! Ding! Ding! Was it not Mr. Bentley who was chastising me for "name calling" and asking if I was 13 years old, while he was untruthfully detailing how familiar he is with Chancellor Hitler's personal habits in a previous "intellectual exchange?" But now, now, referring to the object of his monomania (the President), "I believe I wrote he is das Grosse Scheisse!" Whoa! There are no still waters running deep here, are there? (Of course not.)

I see he also portrays himself as a security expert, unable to differentiate between a security job and a security responsibility. So people are not supposed to help other people unless they are professionals in that particular field? "Sorry, ma'am, I can't help you look for your missing child because I'm not a trained SAR professional." "Sorry, sir, I can't help you change your flat tire because I'm not a trained automotive technician." "Sorry, folks, I can't help you extinguish the brush fire that is threatening your house because I'm not a professional firefighter." Yeah. The "huge liability" of defending lives and property takes a back seat to other issues, eh? He might be inclined to reconsider that when the Burn Loot Murder mob shows up in front of his house or business.
Tony Bentley
September 12, 2020 at 4:04 pm
jim goodwin - "Are armed security guards so different from a "militia"? High profile people hire armed security to protect their rights from being violated by people that would seek to do them harm."

Armed security guards must submit to a through background check, character references, and sometimes polygraphed. It is their "JOB" to protect property.

People walking around playing "military" and saying they are defending other people's property are something quite different, unless they are employed by the property owner, there is a huge liability with them possible harming someone on public property, which includes a public sidewalk or street. It is NOT their "JOB" to protect public property.

BiggerPicture - I don't remember ever saying that Trump das Grosse Luge (yet he does LIE every single day, Covid-19 being a "HOAX" was one of the most deadly). I believe I wrote he is das Grosse Scheiße!
Silii
September 7, 2020 at 7:17 pm
So Truepat, you're saying the more wine Democrats drink the more the right is motivated to vote. Yikes. How in the world did you ever dream that up? And, how do you gather your data?
BiggerPicture
September 5, 2020 at 2:51 pm
Oh, dear! It's time for some inconvenient facts. Martinkus (Mr. Bentley, too) often spews out the German phrase das Grosse Luge, when referring to the President. Well, lets travel back in time to 6 June, 2009, when the lying Obama, with his sidekick Creepy Joe, said in the weekly address, "If you like the plan you have now, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only change you'll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold."

Hmmm. I, and millions of other Americans just like me, lost my healthcare plan, and my doctor, and my health insurance premiums have increased over 800% since 2014. (From $135/month to over $1000/month.) I count three separate lies, don't you? Now, tell me, who is das Grosse Luge?

The fact of the matter is that democrats can't manage a boat in a bathtub - we've seen ample evidence of that in the riots over the last three months. So taking what the President says out of context and then calling it a lie is, well, typically democratic, isn't it?
jim goodwin
September 3, 2020 at 3:12 pm
Tony, with respect to what you're characterizing as "private paramilitary organizations", I'd say they are the embodiment of what the 2nd Amendment was protecting, in ADDITION to the individual right to self defense.
Remember the Declaration of Independence:

"That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. ...But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government..."

It is unlikely that an individual can "alter or abolish" or "throw off" a government. It is only when the individuals organize, under their 1st Amendment right to peaceably assemble, that they might be able to coordinate their efforts.

We shouldn't have a problem with armed militias or paramilitary organizations assembling, as long as it is in DEFENSE of their and our rights.
If they were trying to block peaceful BLM protesters, that would be a violation of OUR rights and I would not support them. But if they're there to protect businesses or counter protesters, I support that, especially when the local police are not able or willing to serve that purpose as they are chartered to do!

Are armed security guards so different from a "militia"? High profile people hire armed security to protect their rights from being violated by people that would seek to do them harm.
Truepat
September 3, 2020 at 2:49 pm
The more the left wine, the more the right is motivated to vote....
Constitutional Insurgent
September 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm
@Tony - I can respect that. Since I'm a Conservative [at least what it used to mean pre-Trump] I heard much the same about not being able to vote for Clinton.
Tony Bentley
September 2, 2020 at 7:47 pm
Constitutional Insurgent - I see what you are saying. There is no way I would vote for Trump, and I wish the Democrats had found a younger candidate, but there you have it, Trump or Biden.

My wife voted 3rd party in 2016 since she didn't like either Trump or Hillary Clinton, and she regrets it to this day, even though she was voted for the candidate that most understood her values. She says she will never do that again as long as there are people like Trump running for office.

Thanks for the USC info!
Constitutional Insurgent
September 2, 2020 at 1:48 pm
@Tony - You don't seem to get the point. If I voted for Trump or Biden [and I don't support either], and my vote won't sway the election.....THEN, I've thrown my vote away. It's not hard to comprehend.

As a "civil rights junkie" [which includes the 2nd Amendment]; be sure not to confuse freedom of association, with a "militia". Unless of course, you want to include the Unorganized Militia (10 U.S. Code § 246).
Rover 530
September 2, 2020 at 1:28 pm
Funny, no one else saw these black-uniformed thugs. Perhaps Trump really did not have a series of mini-strokes last November. Maybe it was one massive one. Yeah, he'll tell us sometime. NOT!
Tony Bentley
September 2, 2020 at 12:39 pm
For all you 2nd amendment junkies -

"The Supreme Court has actually been quite clear, back in 1886 and as recently as 2008, that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms for one's own individual self-protection, but does not prevent states from prohibiting private paramilitary organizations.

And that's what those groups were. They were private paramilitary organizations. The Second Amendment doesn't protect their activity in Kenosha or elsewhere."
Tony Bentley
September 2, 2020 at 12:37 pm
I will vote for the person that doesn't talk about thugs in planes and dark shadowy people. I will also vote for someone who condemns unauthorized militia groups.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/what-legal-standing-do-armed-civilian-groups-at-protests-have

Constitutional Insurgent - Vote for whatever 3rd party candidate you want, just know that you might as well have thrown your ballot in the trash for what it is worth.
Constitutional Insurgent
September 1, 2020 at 10:54 am
@Jerome - Nope. Ironically, the Trump campaign tries to say that my Libertarian vote is a vote for Biden. Neither is true.

People generally vote 3rd party because a)that party/candidate his aligned with their values [something that seems to be disposable with you], and b)they understand that their vote has more weight at the state level in ensuring automatic ballot access for the next electoral cycle.

Simply "not liking" one of two major [and horribly toxic] candidates typically isn't a reason, at least in my experience as a Libertarian. Choosing either Trump or Clinton in 2016, would have merely ensured that we got Trump or Clinton. Lose/lose.

Every election in our lifetimes can't be the "most important election of our lifetimes. It's a crying wolf throw away line.
Jerome Fields
September 1, 2020 at 9:38 am
Any vote for a 3rd party candidate is a vote for Trump. 5 million people voted 3rd party in 2016 because they didn't like either Trump or Hillary Clinton, and look what that got us. Forget your 'values' this time and save this country from TOTAL destruction under the lack of leadership that is Trump.
Jerome Fields
September 1, 2020 at 9:33 am
Time for the white coats -

"In an interview on Fox News on Monday night, President Trump made the case that Joe Biden is not in control of his own campaign. So who is? "People that you've never heard of, people that are in the dark shadows," he told Laura Ingraham, per Politico.

When Ingraham said the answer sounded "like a conspiracy theory," Trump doubled down. “They're people that are on the streets, they're people that are controlling the streets," he said, before offering up an unusual anecdote. “We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend," he said.

"And in the plane, it was almost completely loaded with thugs, wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms, with gear and this and that." Ingraham asked for clarification, but Trump said, "I'll tell you sometime. It's under investigation."

Similar rumors of a plane filled with trouble-makers clad in black landing in right-leaning communities have been previously debunked."
martinkus
August 31, 2020 at 9:07 pm
Trump: "das Grosse Luge"
Constitutional Insurgent
August 31, 2020 at 1:35 pm
Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen. Your individual vote doesn't make a difference anyway...might as well vote for the Candidate that represents your values.
Tony Bentley
August 31, 2020 at 11:15 am
VERY COMFORTABLE WHITE GRIEVANCE IDENTITY people will vote for Trump.
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