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Re: “Undermining democracy

This from the transcript of the first debate debate held Sept 26, Holt moderator. Why isn't the media bringing this remark from Trump of support? BTW a lot has happened since Sept 26 to indicate that there is and may continue to be vote fraud. In view of that, why wouldn't the loser question the final election results? And what if Clinton lost? Would she scream "no fair! Election rigging! Election fraud"? Isn't she and her cohorts now "setting the stage" by pointing a finger at Russia trying to manipulate US elections against her?…

HOLT: One of you will not win this election. So my final question to you tonight, are you willing to accept the outcome as the will of the voters? Secretary Clinton?

CLINTON: Well, I support our democracy. And sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. But I certainly will support the outcome of this election.

And I know Donald's trying very hard to plant doubts about it, but I hope the people out there understand: This election's really up to you. It's not about us so much as it is about you and your families and the kind of country and future you want. So I sure hope you will get out and vote as though your future depended on it, because I think it does.

HOLT: Mr. Trump, very quickly, same question. Will you accept the outcome as the will of the voters? TRUMP: I want to make America great again. We are a nation that is seriously troubled. We're losing our jobs. People are pouring into our country.

The other day, we were deporting 800 people. And perhaps they passed the wrong button, they pressed the wrong button, or perhaps worse than that, it was corruption, but these people that we were going to deport for good reason ended up becoming citizens. Ended up becoming citizens. And it was 800. And now it turns out it might be 1,800, and they don't even know.

HOLT: Will you accept the outcome of the election?

TRUMP: Look, here's the story. I want to make America great again. I'm going to be able to do it. I don't believe Hillary will. The answer is, if she wins, I will absolutely support her.

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Posted by niam on 10/20/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Undermining democracy

Last night Mr. Trump's refusal to answer whether he would concede to Secy. Clinton if he lost the election goes right to the heart of this paragraph:

"Trump's comments undermine the very foundation of American government. They are different from smears against his opponent, bigoted rhetoric or boasts about forcing himself on women. So many things Trump has said in the last year have been crass or dishonest, but they were politics—attempts to win votes within our electoral system. His new lies, utterly unsubstantiated, are designed to convince his supporters to reject that system. They attack democracy itself."

At the very least, no matter what her alleged crimes and hated reputation, Secretary Clinton has given every indication that she will abide by rule of law. Mr. Trump has amply demonstrated that he has not intention of doing so. This alone is the bright line separating the two candidates.

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Posted by capbob on 10/20/2016 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Undermining democracy

Here's all the reason anyone needs for supporting Trump: Hillary Clinton. BTW Greg. I caught you on Talk Back Monday. Would rather have heard your political comments than ghost stories. ;^)

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Posted by niam on 10/20/2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Undermining democracy

I remember when James Stgoddard announced he'd be running for the U.S. House as a Dem...months before Juneau announced.

Those of us that follow MT politics closely knew the Dems weren't going to be taking that seat back as far back as then.

And now we see that this is what'll happen.

Dems should talk about why they've lost this seat 9 elections in a row, and now it looks like 10. They should talk about this, but they don't and they won't after the election.

So they'll lose again in 2018 as well.

It's sad.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 10/20/2016 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Undermining democracy

Trump's statements are representative of his grotesque being. Voters would be well advised to avoid supporting him. He is toxic and dangerous.

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Posted by Robert.Walter on 10/20/2016 at 5:30 AM

Re: “Undermining democracy

There is no excuse for supporting the mainstream media that incites hatred & violence against Whites 24/7. The Color Of Crime

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Posted by Discriminator on 10/20/2016 at 2:53 AM

Re: “Wild Westerner

Repuglikans ! Ya gotta love 'em !

Posted by alf on 10/08/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Judging Juras

Juras has said time and time again that as a Supreme Court Justice, she would follow the United States Consititution, that she will not decide cases based on her own personal beliefs but on the established laws of the United States of Montana. She brings more diversity to the Montana Supreme Court, and is entirely qualified and capable of doing the job.

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Posted by lukamu on 10/06/2016 at 7:23 PM

Re: “It's all words

Great commentary, Dan. Because of people like Strandberg, I fear for us all.

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Posted by Mary on 10/01/2016 at 10:25 AM

Re: “It's all words

Howard Stern, huh?

I guess if I was a member of the People's Power League I'd be upset that Trump is going to win Montana as well.

I wonder what Miles Romney would have thought back in the 1910s. Remember, he railed against the same kind of corruption in the Democratic Party that we see today, left the Party because of it.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 09/30/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “It's all words

The answer to Mr. Strandberg's question. Howard Stern

Posted by Carole Mackin on 09/30/2016 at 8:16 AM

Re: “It's all words

Everyone knows that the first sign old-timers disease is a loss of short-term memory and repetition of what was just said because the old-timer didn't remember having just said it.

Posted by Carole Mackin on 09/30/2016 at 8:12 AM

Re: “It's all words

Nice article, Dan. You boiled it down to the basics.

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Posted by Chris Sand on 09/29/2016 at 9:34 PM

Re: “It's all words

The author of this article is completely discredited by failing to acknowledge the utter fraudulence of the Democrat candidate who admittedly stole her party's nomination - no, it's not a conspiracy theory - and who doesn't care that we all know it. This kind of half baked journalism is what I've learned to expect from biased social justice reporters who live in some fantasy world of imagined sleights and magic dragons.

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Posted by Franz Glaus on 09/29/2016 at 5:14 PM

Re: “It's all words

I love the thinking of the media.

Let's recount the number of times the media has said Trump is done:

"They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists..."
"I like war heroes that aren't captured."
"Blood coming out of her...wherever."
"How stupid are the people of Iowa."
"Total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the country."

And that was just last year.

This year we've had the Cruz JFK angle, the Khan family, and now the weight-gaining former Miss America.

I can't wait to see what the media says will sink Trump next.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 09/29/2016 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Running up the score

hey strandberg--thug is a racist term---come mon man knok it off.

Posted by clay on 09/23/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Running up the score

January 2013 comment by Pat Williams:

UM "recruited thugs for its football team.”

Here's an idea to improve Griz football and the community while driving down costs at the same time:

Stop recruiting thugs
Stop recruiting from CA

Of course, when someone like Williams comes along and tells it like it is we get all up in arms and threaten to take his job away, as was done.

No wonder nothing changes - why would you want to discuss the problems when you get that kind of backlash?

So we'll just see the same problems again. Happens all the time when you sweep things under the rug.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 09/22/2016 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Sneaky rider

Let's not forget, our own Senator Tester was the first to use a must pass rider to delist an endangered species, the wolf. His precedent is going viral of course. Who needs democratic process when you need to get re-elected. Tester is blind to ecology or conservation, yet he boldly jumps in the deep end introducing radical policy changes that have terrible implications. His lack of appreciation for wild nature is rivalled only by his disdain of democratic process.

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Posted by Larry Campbell on 09/17/2016 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Race to the bottom

Any state employee is an appropriate passenger on the state-owned vehicle called the "Governors Plane." Even I have flown on this plane as an employee of DEQ. What might have been more of a problem was if Mrs. Bullock had been on the plane. State vehicles are for the use of state employees. So the Republicans have their complaint backwards -- as usual.

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Posted by Carole Mackin on 09/16/2016 at 8:06 AM

Re: “Sneaky rider


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Posted by Cj Rolphe on 09/15/2016 at 10:28 PM

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