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Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:42 pm

"These are turbulent times.

More and more Americans express frustration and disillusionment today with the political institutions that govern the nation. They clamor for an alternative to the incestuous and pernicious atmosphere dominating the capital. They see a vast array of lobbyists, elected officials and entrenched interests manipulating the levers of power for their own enrichment at the expense of ordinary citizens.

The discontent isn’t confined by ideology or political philosophy. As Donald Trump confounded the pundit class in ignoring convention and protocol on his way to securing the Republican presidential nomination, a long-time socialist generated throngs of enthusiastic supporters on the left and almost derailed the Democratic coronation of Hillary Clinton.

“Change is in the air,” activist Marianne Williamson wrote, “as old patterns fall away and new energies are emerging.”

And so it is.

History tells us that agents for reform often generate fear and alarm among those intent on preserving their cushy sinecures. It’s hardly a shock, then, that the 2016 campaign has produced a barrage of unceasing vitriol directed toward Mr. Trump. But let us not be distracted by the social media sideshows and carnival clatter. Substantive issues are in play this November.

Our allies on the world stage watch nervously as America retreats from its position of strong leadership leaving strife and conflict rushing to fill the void. The past eight years have pushed us $20 trillion into debt, obligations that will burden our children and grandchildren. The nation’s economy sputters under the growing weight of federal edicts and regulations that smother growth and innovation. Obamacare threatens to crash and burn. The middle class struggles. An administration promising hope and unity instead brought division.

Yet Hillary Clinton promises to lead us down the same path. She’ll cuddle up to the ways and perks of Washington like she would to a cozy old blanket.

Mr. Trump instead brings a corporate sensibility and a steadfast determination to an ossified Beltway culture. He advocates for lower taxes and a simplified tax code, in contrast to his opponent’s plan to extract another $1 trillion from the private economy in order to enlarge the bureaucracy. Mr. Trump understands and appreciates the conditions that lead to prosperity and job creation and would be a friend to small business and entrepreneurship. Mrs. Clinton has spent most of her adult life on the public payroll.

Of particular importance is the U.S. Supreme Court. The next president may be charged with filling multiple vacancies, shaping the court’s direction for a generation. Mr. Trump prefers nominees who recognize the Constitution’s checks on federal authority as a bulwark against tyranny. Mrs. Clinton would be a disaster in this regard.

Protections enshrined in no fewer than five amendments in the Bill of Rights could be eliminated or diminished under a progressive high court. Mrs. Clinton has already expressed support for empowering censors to regulate political speech — and even ban movies and books — by rewriting the First Amendment under the guise of campaign finance reform. Count on this to be a litmus test for her high-court nominees.

Expect the Second Amendment to fare no better. The individual right to bear arms would be a likely casualty of a Clinton presidency. In addition, it’s not hard to envision a liberal court further eroding the Fifth Amendment’s restrictions on government confiscation of private property and simply pulling the plug on the Ninth and 10th amendments, which have long been on life support.

Make no mistake, a Hillary Clinton administration would indulge the worst instincts of the authoritarian left and continue to swell the bloated regulatory state while running the nation deeper into the red in pursuit of “free” college and health care.

Yes, Mr. Trump’s impulsiveness and overheated rhetoric alienate many voters. He has trouble dealing with critics and would be wise to discover the power of humility.

But neither candidate will ever be called to the dais to accept an award for moral probity and character. And we are already distressingly familiar with the Clinton way, which involves turning public service into an orgy of influence peddling and entitlement designed to line their own pockets — precisely what a disgruntled electorate now rises up to protest.

Mr. Trump represents neither the danger his critics claim nor the magic elixir many of his supporters crave. But he promises to be a source of disruption and discomfort to the privileged, back-scratching political elites for whom the nation’s strength and solvency have become subservient to power’s pursuit and preservation.

Donald Trump for president."
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:56 pm

If this keeps up you will not be able to count the number of papers supporting Trump on one hand.
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:58 pm

LVRJ is joining the ranks of Breitbart. Sheldon Adelson bought the RJ last year and editorial quality has gone down the shitter. Sheldon wants to be a GOP power player like Trump or the Koch brothers, but he lacks charisma and literally looks like a bridge troll, so no one takes him seriously. Adelson is a huge supporter of AIPAC, so don't expect the RJ to ever publish an anti-Netanyahu article ever again. Adelson has ruined what used to be Vegas' most popular newspaper, therefore this endorsement is pure garbage and meaningless.
 
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:33 pm

My favorite line "He has trouble dealing with critics and would be wise to discover the power of humility." He's seventy years old, I doubt he's going to change who he is at this point in life.
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:47 pm

OMG! WORLD CHANGING ENDORSEMENT!! You know, that settles it. I'm voting Trump this November. This is coming from a liberal. This endorsement changed my viewpoint completely! Thank you Sheldon Adelson for using your paper to endorse Trump, even though other more independent papers and conservative papers have endorsed Clinton...and she has a big lead in polls...and everyone knows who Sheldon supports...and...what impact does this have again?
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:57 pm

Suddenly, this matters. Just like the occasional poll that doesn't look like shit for Trump.. then they matter.

And completely full of unmitigated BS, no less.
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:29 pm

Yes, it's such a feather in his cap that his biggest donor made sure his newspaper supported him.

Nice hollow victory, Afcjets.
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:54 pm

Tell you what AFC....make a bet that Trump will win, right now. If Trump wins, I'll delete my account, and ask mods to ban me anytime my IP or personality shows up. If Clinton wins, you ban yourself. Deal?
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:03 am

einsteinboricua wrote:
OMG! WORLD CHANGING ENDORSEMENT!!


Yet your mob brag about every "world changing" endorsement that your idol Hillary gets. Oh the irony! Drama queen. LOL.
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:07 am

777Jet wrote:
Yet your mob brag about every "world changing" endorsement that your idol Hillary gets. Oh the irony! Drama queen. LOL.


Link? Proof?
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:29 am

PacificBeach88 wrote:
777Jet wrote:
Yet your mob brag about every "world changing" endorsement that your idol Hillary gets. Oh the irony! Drama queen. LOL.


Link? Proof?


The individual posts are all there in the other political threads. Your mob wetting themselves each time Hillary gets an endorsement. Gold fish memory you must have.
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:30 am

777Jet wrote:
The individual posts are all there in the other political threads. Your mob wetting themselves each time Hillary gets an endorsement. Gold fish memory you must have.


So you've got nothing. :roll: Go figure.
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:34 am

PacificBeach88 wrote:
777Jet wrote:
The individual posts are all there in the other political threads. Your mob wetting themselves each time Hillary gets an endorsement. Gold fish memory you must have.


So you've got nothing. :roll: Go figure.


I've got a life. Something that you leftists who troll for the dole obviously don't have. Although, I'm not complaining that your mob spend so much time locked away indoors behind a computer screen ;)

Go back through the political threads, all of the Hillary endorsements your mob posts are there.
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:42 am

PacificBeach88 wrote:

So you've got nothing. :roll: Go figure.



Has he ever had anything?
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:46 am

Why couldn't they be sensible and endorse the only sane candidate running, Gary Johnson?
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:53 am

777Jet wrote:
einsteinboricua wrote:
OMG! WORLD CHANGING ENDORSEMENT!!


Yet your mob brag about every "world changing" endorsement that your idol Hillary gets. Oh the irony! Drama queen. LOL.


Actually, to have conservative newspapers like the Arizona Republic and the Cincinnati Enquirer endorse a Democrat is something to talk about. The Arizona Republic even got death threats from some of you level headed righties. Drama queen, indeed....
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:24 am

Living in Vegas I have been able to watch this clusterf**k play out in a very sad slow motion.

Contrary to what most people think, Las Vegas is actually a pretty conservative city and with an older population it has a tendency to lean to the right, forgetting that every now and again a candidate pops up that everyone can get behind because hell, it will be funny to elect them Bob Stupak (almost became mayor) and Oscar Goodman did, he also did a great job as mayor much to everyone's surprise. However, you also have the large Hispanic population who are a free for all here, though this year that isn't so much the case and of course the Culinary Union is flexing it's political muscle, but it is still as I said a pretty conservative city.

The RJ did a good job reporting accurate news, their investigative team were some of the best in the country, then Adelson bought it, editors were forced out, reporters who wouldn't tow the line were let go and of course John L Smith left earlier this year after being barred from writing about Adelson and Wynn. Sadly, the RJ has turned into a mouth piece for Adelson in many ways, the endorsement is one of them, the locals know and understand his position, all this endorsement has done is lose him even more credibility.

I will say, it amazes me how well he treats his employees, he pays well, all employees have free health care, a very generous family medical leave ( I think it's 3 months PAID maternity leave), some of the things he is so against in public.
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:44 am

jetwet1 wrote:

I will say, it amazes me how well he treats his employees, he pays well, all employees have free health care, a very generous family medical leave ( I think it's 3 months PAID maternity leave), some of the things he is so against in public.


Where has he said in public he is against these things?
 
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Re: Las Vegas Review Journal Endorses Trump

Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:55 am

777Jet wrote:
Although, I'm not complaining that your mob spend so much time locked away indoors behind a computer screen


Now that, right there, is irony! :lol:

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