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  • This Is the Michael Dukakis Election of 2020

    10/26/2020 10:19:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    creators.com ^ | 10/25/2020 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I've been calling this presidential election the "Michael Dukakis election of 2020" for months now — all through the summer, when Joe Biden was up by double digits, just like Dukakis. That was before Rudy Giuliani announced he had Hunter Biden's infamous laptop with a treasure trove of emails that appeared to implicate Joe Biden in a massive pay-for-play conspiracy and identify Biden as "the big guy" — a partner in business with the Chinese Communist Party. That was before Hunter Biden's former business partner Tony Bobulinski announced he can prove Biden had a piece of all the dirty deals....
  • The Nine Most Memorable Debate Moments - Bernie Shaw's Question on Capital Punishment (akin to Biden's 'transition from the oil industry' response?)

    10/23/2020 2:31:36 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 11, 2015 | N/A
    In the second presidential debate between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis, moderator Bernie Shaw asked Dukakis a question on violent crime: “Governor, if Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?” Although the question was awkwardly phrased, and jarring in its tastelessness, Dukakis shouldn’t have been surprised by the subject. Crime was a big issue in 1988 and Dukakis’ opposition to capital punishment was at odds with public opinion. His staff had briefed him on this, but apparently too much.
  • Donald Trump slams Matt Drudge for reporting on claims he had a mini-stroke and was dragging his leg and demands CNN FIRE Democratic pundit for asking about his health as White House doctor denies he had brain injury

    09/01/2020 7:17:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 18:44 EDT, 1 September 2020 | UPDATED: 19:59 EDT, 1 September 2020 | NIKKI SCHWAB, SENIOR U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER and GEOFF EARLE, DEPUTY U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR and EMILY
    President Donald Trump slammed Matt Drudge for his website, the Drudge Report, leading with the story of how the president denied he had a 'mini-stroke' that links readers to a video where Trump is purportedly dragging his right leg. 'Drudge didn't support me in 2016, and I hear he doesn't support me now. Maybe that's why he is doing poorly,' Trump tweeted Tuesday evening. 'His Fake News report on Mini-Strokes is incorrect. Possibly thinking about himself, of the other party's "candidate,"' Trump wrote. Trump's comments on Drudge came after his campaign demanded that CNN fire Democratic pundit Joe Lockhart, who...
  • Michael Dukakis warns Biden to ignore the polls: 'No guarantee of success' One poll showed Dukakis up 17 percentage points on George H.W. Bush in late July 1988. By Louis Casiano

    07/03/2020 11:29:49 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 3 2020 | Louis Casiano
    Michael Dukakis, the former Democratic Massachusetts governor who lost his 1988 White House bid to then-Vice President George H. W. Bush, is warning Joe Biden not to take polls showing him with a double-digit lead over President Trump too seriously. A recent Fox News poll has Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, leading Trump 50-38 nationally as concerns grow over the coronavirus pandemic, racism and unemployment. He also leads Trump by 8.8 percentage points in an average of the latest national polls compiled by Real Clear Politics. By comparison, in late July 1988, a Newsweek/Gallup poll showed Dukakis with a 55-38...
  • Dukakis has some advice for Biden: Don’t take those polls seriously

    07/03/2020 10:40:38 PM PDT · by rintintin · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 3 2020 | Alex Beam
    On July 26, 1988, veteran Boston Globe political writer Thomas Oliphant had a story on page A-12, in the newspaper’s “Campaign 88” section: “Dukakis gets bounce from convention.” Laid out next to a picture of then-governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts taking out the trash (of course) at his Brookline home, the story reported the results of a soon-to-be-famous/notorious Newsweek/Gallup poll that showed Dukakis leading his presidential opponent, George H.W. Bush, by a 55-38 percent margin nationwide. Oliphant cited three other polls that also showed Dukakis leading Bush by double-digit margins. “Dukakis has tried to press his new advantage,” Oliphant wrote,...
  • I just read a story where Dukakis was +18 in July 1998 v GHWB

    07/03/2020 8:59:28 PM PDT · by newbie 10-21-00 · 17 replies
    Sorry for the vanity, my first presidential vote was Reagan in 1980. He was polled a loser v Jimmuh. Is “Dewey beats Truman” the last time the MSM tried to be fair?
  • Motion: Release man accused of lying after blasts

    05/06/2013 10:07:46 AM PDT · by bgill · 2 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | May 6, 2013 | Denise Lavoie
    Robel Phillipos, 19, was charged last week with lying to investigators looking into the April 15 bombings. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student faces a maximum of eight years in prison if convicted. Both sides said in the court motion that they agree to allow Phillipos to be released under strict conditions, including home confinement and monitoring with an electronic bracelet, along with a $100,000 bond.
  • Michael Dukakis rips ‘draft-dodger’ Trump after tank photo joke

    03/21/2019 12:46:32 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 21 Mar 19 | Mark Moore
    President Trump’s joke about Michael Dukakis tanked with the former Democratic presidential nominee. Dukakis, who ran against George H.W. Bush, wasn’t happy about Trump mocking him for donning a helmet and riding in a tank during the 1988 campaign. “I want to get into them but then I remember when a man named Dukakis got into a tank,” Trump said to laughter Wednesday during a visit to a tank factory in Lima, Ohio. “The helmet was bigger than he was. That was not good.”
  • Liberal Lies About Bush And The Willie Horton Ad

    12/03/2018 10:14:07 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/03/2018 | Derek Hunter
    HW’s passing was met with what always greets the passing of a Republican – a rehashing of liberal grievances against them. The most popular liberal grievance against Bush was the famous “Willie Horton ad” in the 1988 campaign. Liberals declared it to be racist, even though nothing about the ad was untrue, and blamed Bush for it, even though it was run by an outside group and not by the Bush campaign or with their blessing. The Bush campaign ran a different ad about the Massachusetts furlough program that did not mention Horton at all. Still, liberals spent the weekend...
  • Mike Dukakis: 'This Pocahontas stuff, what's the matter with this guy?'

    11/06/2018 2:38:26 PM PST · by kevcol · 129 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 6, 2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Mike Dukakis predicted Tuesday that Democrats would do well on Election Day because they're sick of President Trump, who he said is "disagreeable all the time." "This Pocahontas stuff, what's the matter with this guy?" Dukakis said on Fox News when asked about how Trump picks on Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
  • If Dukakis had beaten Bush in '88, there would have been no Clintons nor Obamas

    11/04/2017 6:52:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 81 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | November 4, 2017 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Think about it. Had Michael Dukakis beat George H.W. Bush in 1988 they would not been a Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama. Democrats would have went with Sharpton or Jackson or Gephardt in 1996 or something.
  • Abortion-rights leader to head gay group

    03/17/2005 11:49:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 515+ views
    AP ^ | 3/17/5 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK - After 12 years advocating for abortion rights, Joe Solmonese might have opted for a less divisive field of work. Instead, he is taking over leadership of the largest national gay-rights group at a time when the same-sex marriage debate rivals abortion for volatility and virulence. "My challenge is to talk about why the equality we seek is not just important to our community, but should be important to everyone," Solmonese said. "I have to believe in the optimism and fair-mindedness of the American people." Solmonese was named last week as the new president of the Washington-based Human...
  • Dukakis: Trump needs to apologize to Clinton

    01/13/2017 9:21:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis said in an interview Friday that President-elect Donald Trump needs to get off Twitter and apologize to Hillary Clinton. "I mean he ought to be ashamed of himself for this kind of stuff, calling her a crook and that kind of nonsense. She's a good person, nothing she did involved breaches of national security," Dukakis said in an interview on WABC radio with Rita Cosby. "She was investigated for God knows how long about Libya, and a Republican-dominated committee exonerated her." Dukakis went on to say that Trump needed to change his behavior and...
  • Willie Horton: A Fake News Story That Refuses to Die

    01/03/2017 5:07:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2017 | Jack Cashill
    In an otherwise observant Politico article, “The Death of Clintonism,” Todd Purdum unwittingly reminded conservative readers why they distrust the major media. For the article, Purdum interviewed Elaine Kamarck, a senior domestic policy adviser under Bill Clinton whose White House Purdum covered as a reporter. Having been around long enough to remember George W. H. Bush’s 1988 campaign against Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, Purdum and Kamarck have no excuse for misrepresenting the campaign’s most decisive ad. The subject of the ad was Dukakis’s support of his state’s insane furlough program for convicted killers as a form of criminal rehabilitation. The...
  • BUSTED: Anti-“White Boys”DonnaBrazile Had 18-Year Affair With Friend’s Married White Father

    10/22/2016 6:39:26 PM PDT · by 1 spark · 89 replies
    Got News ^ | 10/22/16 | Charles C Johnson
    Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile had an 18-year affair with a friend’s married white father, despite her feminist and anti-“white boys” rhetoric, according to an anonymous source with intimate knowledge of the matter. Brazile allegedly had a long, long affair with her white friend Ellen Kurz’s father, Herb Kurz. You won’t hear this stuff from the lying mainstream media — they’re in bed with Donna Brazile too! Keep the GotNews mission alive: donate at GotNews.com/donate or send tips to editor@gotnews.com. If you’d like to join our research team, contact editor@gotnews.com. Ellen Kurz is a good friend of Brazile, as...
  • Hillary/ Brazile: Dukakis Was A Racist?

    10/22/2016 8:55:35 AM PDT · by Williams · 30 replies
    Hillary tweets Donna Brazile video about how the Dukakis campaign kept the "colored girls" on a separate floor of a hotel. So that's the best example of racism they can come up with - their own left wing candidate?
  • Michael Dukakis: Donald Trump is 'nuts' (Another left-handed endorsement)

    03/19/2016 6:49:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis called Donald Trump "nuts" Friday over his views on immigration, adding that he believes Bernie Sanders should stay in the Democratic primary fight. "I think he's nuts," the 1988 Democratic nominee told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "He's the grandson of German immigrants. He ought to be ashamed of himself." "I'm very proud of my background," said Dukakis, whose parents immigrated from Greece. "This is the guy who's the grandson of somebody who came over from Germany. And I don't know what he's talking about for one thing. It's preposterous." The former Massachusetts governor -- whose...
  • Dukakis: Tycoon GOP’s ‘weakest’

    12/23/2015 7:39:50 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 23, 2015 | Matt Stout
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump is the “weakest” of the still-bulging Republican presidential field — according 
to 1988’s unsuccessful Democratic nominee Michael Duk-
akis, who said his party should welcome a shot to run against the brash business tycoon. “I think Hillary is probably going to win the nomination. But it’s going to be a very tough fight in the final,” said the former Massachusetts governor. “If I were the Democratic nominee, I would want to have Trump. I think he’s the weakest. But what do I know?” said Dukakis, who lost to George 
H.W. Bush.
  • Ever thrifty, Dukakis ready for more turkey carcasses

    11/25/2015 7:10:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 25, 2015 | Matt Viser
    You’ve carefully stuffed, cooked, and carved the turkey. You’ve sliced up all the extra pieces, packing them in tin foil for leftovers. And you may think you’ve used every possible aspect of that turkey. You’d be wrong. Before you toss that last bit, Michael Dukakis would very much like your turkey carcass. For decades, inside his tidy kitchen in Brookline, the state’s former governor and onetime Democratic presidential nominee has had a quirky but endearing tradition that is legendary among family and friends. The man is renowned for his thriftiness — he drinks coffee bought in bulk at Costco, at...
  • Dukakis 2016? Why Not?

    08/28/2015 3:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 28, 2015 | David A. Graham
    How rattled are Democrats by Clinton’s campaign stumbles? Well … Dukakis 2016 ‎@Dukakis2016 We're gonna get Mike in this race - and we're gonna win this thing #Dukakis2016 http://dukakis2016.com stay tuned for detailed policy papers 10:25 AM - 28 Aug 2015 That’s right: The Duke is back. Not only is there a grassroots groundswell for him, but when contacted by The Boston Globe last week, he refused to rule out a campaign, saying he was “not sure” he wanted to run again. “I might just end up in the divorce courts of Norfolk County if I suggested another national campaign!”...