Wait, we have been told by the patnet leftoid hivemind community that Koch=Republican=superbaaad! Now you're telling me the they are switching from Republican to Democrat establishment? I'm shocked, shocked Jerry. Republican=Democrat=Establishment.
My hope is Trump breaks off Bernie, Cruz, and Kasich's numbers to make up the 10% deficit that Hillary has over him.
Trump is absolutely going to get most of those unaffiliated voters who couldn't vote in the closed primary states because they weren't a registered D or R. Those numbers are probably huge, and potentially big enough to give Trump a win in plenty of states. I suppose one could look at some of the closed primary states to see where their general election vote totals generally are and compare them to the primary totals to see what the numbers of non-affiliates voters are and guess how many more potential votes for Trump there are in those states.
And I mean that in all sincerity. The fact that you even contemplated this thread means some trolls on Pat.net are hugely successful trolls.
Oh and btw the point of a troll is NOT to make you sad or upset(although thats often the scrumptious side affect). The point is an anonymous person posting stuff that makes someone else emotionally react.
This is why Dan and Marcus are so subject to trolling...its so easy with them that anyone can do it.
95% of Troll instances is people with differing point of view or people that don't have a sense of humor taking a post the wrong way other than intended.
Most troll posts are not meant to be troll bait.
The other 5% of the Trolls are people having a ball manipulating confused people who can't take a joke.
I don't feel like I'm a troll here, because the caliber of people here are not your average partisan hack site commenters.
I don't go comment at Huffington post, Slate, Salon, Mother Jones ect because the content there is not News links I would normally be reading as the source of news for that item I would be interested in.
Those sites don't normally appeal to me. So when I find a link to one of those sites, I would rather post it at Breitbart or here, than to post at a Liberal news site. That would be Trolling in my opinion.
I post at Breitbart if they picked the story up as well. As the people there would be incline to agree, or add to the discussion. Rather than playing stuntman crash test dummy through a verbal assault at one of those Liberal leaning sites.
I'll post it here if Breitbart doesn't have the story. Because at least here we can have partisan lively discussion about it, with everything broken down to the stories most primitive political deconstructs.
You at least know what I'm talking about, even if does turn into a Punch and Judy episode.
I had this very debate with Janet Yellen in 1988 or thereabouts at UC Berkeley in an international econ class. My POV was that the USA would be better off under a closed economy than the rest of the world, if it came to that, and that having the USA sacrifice jobs to countries that could make goods cheaper would not work in the long term. Yellen's imbecilic POV was that the USA would just have to find areas where it could compete in an open markets world. What the dumbass did not realize was that the rest of the world was rapidly closing the education and technology gap with the USA, and that China also competed on an unequal playing field due to the lack of environmental constraints.
Yellen turned out to be horribly wrong, and it did not take a rocket scientist to see that. Another UC Berkeley dimwit is Laura Tyson, who was a Bill Cinton advisor and was rewarded with a dean position at Bezerkeley. You can see Sir James Goldsmith demolish Tyson in this 1994 Charlie Rose interview.
These "experts" are not very bright, especially Yellen. They advance their careers and are paid quite well, by espousing dogma that is fashionable with the in power set.
It is the tyranny of the minority and make believe minority. Sniff test - change the special group of privilege to white men (and versa vicea) and see if it flies. For example, try defining affirmative action as letting in white men with inferior qualifications. Bad idea? Yes, then it is a bad idea period.