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Donald Trump is Cooked, and Donald Trump Knows It

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 2, 2016 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 2, 2016 |

Polls released since the Democratic Convention last week have been heartening, showing that the number of horrible, racist garbage people in this country is down to around 41 or 42 percent, which is way too many horrible garbage people, but at least there are a few less of them than there are of those who don’t actually want to tank our democracy. Clinton received an expected bounce from her convention, and that bounce has been bigger than Trump’s bounce.

Indeed, in the poll of polls, Clinton has pulled ahead by 4 points, although there are polls that show her with anywhere from a 6 to 15 point lead over Donald Trump. Nate Silver now gives her roughly a 65 percent chance of winning.

It’s not enough.

It’s not enough because convention bounces dissipate. It’s not enough because by September, the American public will have moved on from Khizar Khan. It’s not enough because a man who eats KFC with a fork on a private plane while stoking racial divisions deserves to get his ass whooped. This is not how you connect with middle America, asshole.

Nevertheless, Trump seems to know a loss is coming, which is why he’s already trying to reframe it, calling Hillary Clinton “the devil” and suggesting that the fix is in. “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest.”

The glass half full sees that quote as Trump laying the groundwork to explain his loss. The glass half empty sees it as Trump laying the groundwork for violence, because what does Trump think those rednecks with shotguns and confederate flags are going to do when the government rigs the election for Killary?

November 9th could be a shit show.

Also, for a child, there’s apparently no greater insult than being called “Donald Trump” (via Dan Seitz).

Poor kid. That’s just mean.

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