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July 27, 2016

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Trump to host fundraiser for Booker

07/16/13 04:17 PM EDT

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of Republican real estate mogul Donald Trump, will host a fundraiser for Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s Senate bid next Wednesday, a campaign source familiar with the event said.

The event, with a suggested contribution of $5,200 per person, will be held at Ivanka Trump’s home on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

She and her husband, Jared Kushner, had bundled $41,000 for Booker’s Senate campaign as of May. Booker has raised raised $6.5 million so far this year.

Booker is running to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) in a special election. The primary is on August 13 and the general election is on Oct. 16. Booker leads the Democratic field with 52 percent, according to a Quinnipiac poll out last week. Just 10 percent said they would vote for Booker’s leading Democratic opponent, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), whom the Lautenberg family endorsed.

Ivanka Trump endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.

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  1. In Contrast to the demonization of Dr. Jill Stein I see today that the Hillary Clinton is being set up for beatification. I read on yahoo that a story about her paying the bills of some man with bladder cancer is going viral. Should that read virus? During the election cycle the left side of the politcal spectrum always gets in to a tizzy about whether or not it is acceptible to vote for a lesser evil who actually has a chance to win the election. That this debate even occurs shows how far leftist have to go to learn the true nature of the beast that they are fighting.
    After decades and decades of elections vast numbers of people in the USA still think that what a leading Democratic or Republican politician says before the election actually bears some resemblance to what thats candidates priorities are once they obtain the office they are seeking or that what they say actually shows something of their character. This failure by voters in the USA to recognize that there is no connection to what a candidate says and what s/he is going to do makes me really wonder if the people or the USA are anything more than holograms that only pop in to exsistance when my plane touches down at the airport.
    That people think Trump actually believes the things that he says shows they did not learn a damned thing from the Bush presidency. Some people even say they worry about Trump having access to the nuclear codes. Hehehehe, they do not even question the idea that one man could make the decision to launch a nuclear weapon.
    If you want to keep reading, I will write about President (General) Eisenhower. I suspect that he is the most widely respected post world war 2 President. During his terms in office he supported the Supreme Court decisions that began a process of ending legal second class citizenship for blacks in the USA. He could have played the role of President (General) Jackson and just let the southern state Governors pretend that they never were informed of the Supreme Court decisions. So naturally black Americans and most liberals remember Eisenhower with some fondness.
    Yet this is the same man that diliberately dragged his feet in defeating the Nazis, resulting in the deaths of 10s of millions of people, for the benifit of people with far more money than anyone who would read this far. Would it really have mattered who was in office during Eisenhowers terms as it relates to the civil rights struggle. You might say Yes. I say emphatically NO! George Wallace could have been president and the military would have forced him to enforce the Supreme Court decision even if it would have had to have been done over his dead body.
    Is setting up the beatification of the butcher of Honduras more business as usual? I think that the answer to that question is probably yes.
    This Clinton virus story is a kind of reverse swift boat or Willy Horton move on the chess board of politcs. Is it an offensive move a defensive move or both?

    Comment by Curt Kastens — August 1, 2016 @ 4:16 pm


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