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Welcome One and All to The 2016 Democratic National Convention

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posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: UKTruth

Typical convention bump is 3-9 points.

fivethirtyeight.com

/shrug

I don't see anything about it at your link.
Convention bounce has been nearly nonexistent for the last 3 cycles.


To the bafflement of political pundits, Democratic candidate John Kerry did not get a convention bounce in 2004, despite the unpopularity of incumbent George W. Bush.

Polls indicated a small bounce for 2008 Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama after his party's convention in August, but as expected, much of it evaporated during and after the Republican convention the week following, yielding GOP candidate John McCain a small lead in several polls. Nielsen ratings revealed that year's party conventions to be the most-watched ever, with the Republican convention narrowly trumping the Democrats'.

The RealClearPolitics polling index revealed the 2012 convention bounces for President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney to be comparably smaller than in past elections. Though Romney pulled even with Obama during that year's Republican convention at the end of August, Obama opened up a three- or four-point lead during the Democratic convention the week after.

Wikipedia: Convention Bounce
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posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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*sigh*



McAuliffe wasn't notified by investigators that he is a target of the probe, according to the officials. "The Governor will certainly cooperate with the government if he is contacted about it," said Marc Elias, attorney for McAuliffe campaign, in a statement to CNN.


CNN

as to Howard Dean?

He yells.

/shrug



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Election Update: Trump Gets Convention Bounce, Drawing Polls To Dead Heat - fivethirtyeight.com



Over the past few cycles, convention bounces have been 3 to 4 percentage points, on average.


I gave Mr. Trump the benefit of the doubt. Mea culpa.
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posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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edit on 27-7-2016 by neo96 because: ah never mind.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: neo96


Hillary Clinton - Me First, Everyone Else Except America Second, America Last.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: Grambler

Related to the IRS investigation in to the Clinton Foundation, from your source:


IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.


Now, let's take a little closer look at Kosiken:


In June 2014, Koskinen informed Congress that 30,000 emails from the account of a central figure in the scandal, Lois Lerner, had been lost. It later came to light that Koskinen had known about the lost emails in April and had waited until the information was disclosed in a court case to notify Congress. Koskinen stated: "We confirmed that backup tapes from 2011 no longer existed because they have been recycled, pursuant to the IRS normal policy." In September 2014, the Treasury Department Inspector General reported that it had found 760 tapes from which it later recovered Lerner's emails.[9]

Those sponsoring the impeachment resolution to remove Koskinen from office accused him of failing to prevent the destruction of evidence in allowing the erasure of back-up tapes containing thousands of e-mails written by Lois Lerner, and of making false statements under oath to Congress.[10][11] In a statement released by the Committee, Chaffetz said Koskinen "failed to comply with a congressionally issued subpoena, documents were destroyed on his watch, and the public was consistently misled. Impeachment is the appropriate tool to restore public confidence in the IRS and to protect the institutional interests of Congress."


Wiki

What is it with government officials and "losing" emails and failing to comply with subpoenas?

But the IRS is non-partisan, right?



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:54 AM
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Wake up America...

You are being force fed a candidate who refuses to meet with the press.

The only things you know about her are what she allows you to know.

When is the last time you ever saw a presidential candidate who refused to meet with the press for a year prior to an election?

Never.

Hillary is scared to death of the tough questions that come from an open press conference,, and so is her campaign...it is the one thing they fear most above all..

Raise your voices... demand your candidate be open and honest and allow the press to ask her any questions...not just questions pre-approved by her campaign.

Wake up sheeple...... you don't even know you are voting for who you were directed to vote for... there is no free choice on the democratic ticket.


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posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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Impeachment is “the wrong symbol, the wrong act,” said Fred Goldberg, who served as IRS commissioner under Republican President George H.W. Bush. “‘It is both destructive and counterproductive.” On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear from legal scholars and a former prosecutor on whether impeachment-drive leaders can meet legal standards for impeaching Koskinen.

The panel is not expected to vote on an actual impeachment resolution, and neither House nor Senate leaders have endorsed the impeachment push.


Bloomberg - IRS Chief Koskinen Fights First Appointee Impeachment Since 1876

Another serving of political theatre brought to you by Representative Jason Chaffetz.

Can anyone remember hearing about the last bill Congress sent to the White House?

Wasn't there some promises made about job bills, repealing Obamacare, etc?

No wonder they have like a 2% approval rating.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:58 AM
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Looks like a lot of Bernie fans are defecting to Jill Stein...

Scenes in Philly:




posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:58 AM
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So...is Hillary now cleared to receive classified information in her daily briefs since she officially has the nomination?



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: MotherMayEye
So...is Hillary now cleared to receive classified information in her daily briefs since she officially has the nomination?



I believe so, as is Trump.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Well, yeah, I know Trump is. But Hillary was careless with her mishandling of classified information. I would think that might be something those who give clearance would at least consider first.

Remember, Comey said there are usually SOME consequences for people who carelessly mishandle classified info....or something like that.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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tweet from Trump


Not one American flag on the massive stage at the Democratic National Convention until people started complaining-then a small one. Pathetic


I must admit, I found it very odd that the national flag was so absent.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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So ... I'm confused.

Repeatedly, and rightfully, we hear at ATS about how corrupt the media is, and of course, from some, how the Democrats have the media in their pocket.

Yet, apparently, the fact that Clinton hasn't trotted out for a string of what one could only assume would be soft-ball questions, means that somehow, "the American people don't know Clinton."

Clinton has been covered by more press than any other candidate in known history. Congressional investigations, FBI investigations ... etc.

The Clintons have made their tax returns public for every year back to 1977. Who was it that announced just today that they wouldn't be releasing ANY tax returns? ... hhmmm, must have slipped my mind.

Anyway ... it's absolutely ABSURD to state that the American people don't know Hillary Clinton.

Beyond absurd.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: neo96


Terry McAuliffe


What about him?


Contributor
American Bridge 21st Century
455 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20001;

Business or Employment Information
Political Action Committee
Washington, DC

Description
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ActualCost

Date Received
10/26/2013

Contribution
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Large Contribution Report

American Bridge receives money from guess who?


Contributor information
Name SOROS, GEORGE
City and state NEW YORK, NY, 101063399
Occupation BUSINESS EXECUTIVE
Employer SOROS FUND MANAGEMENT
Year to date $1,000,000.00


FEC

But there's nothing nefarious about any of this.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: UKTruth
tweet from Trump


Not one American flag on the massive stage at the Democratic National Convention until people started complaining-then a small one. Pathetic


I must admit, I found it very odd that the national flag was so absent.


Flags were on the side of the stage, in the audience, on the screen, etc.

Some folks don't equate waving the flag with patriotism, I guess.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

It's wrong to give big money to political campaigns?

Someone should tell the Kochs.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: Grambler

Maybe you want to clue us all in on how one thing has to do with the other?

:-)

I did say that - meant every single bit of it
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posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 11:07 AM
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No wonder they have like a 2% approval rating.


It's still that high? I would have thought the rating system would have had to include a decimal point because it is somewhere between 0 and 1% at this point.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Gee, I was under the impression that the topic of the thread was the DNC convention and it's attendees?

Please source your attempted deflection or admit that it is completely OFF TOPIC.

Thank you for playing.




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