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« Reply #1650 on: November 27, 2016, 01:15:41 PM »


Heh!
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« Reply #1651 on: November 29, 2016, 07:48:04 PM »

The entire South voted Dem (for southern Carter) and California , NJ, Washington , Oregon , Illinois  voted for Republican Ford!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter#/media/File:ElectoralCollege1976.svg
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« Reply #1652 on: December 02, 2016, 05:13:43 PM »

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/12/02/millennials-are-leaving-the-country-but-not-for-the-reason-you-think/
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« Reply #1653 on: December 04, 2016, 12:08:40 AM »

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442606/donald-trump-victory-resulted-barack-obama-polarizing-presidency?utm_source=nr&utm_medium=satemail&utm_content=hanson&utm_campaign=consequences&utm_term=VDHM
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« Reply #1654 on: December 19, 2016, 03:08:39 PM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/opinion/sunday/charlie-sykes-on-where-the-right-went-wrong.html

"Now that the election is over, don’t expect any profiles in courage from the Republican Party pushing back against those trends; the gravitational pull of our binary politics is too strong."
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« Reply #1655 on: December 19, 2016, 07:34:31 PM »

"We destroyed our own immunity to fake news, while empowering the worst and most reckless voices on the right.

This was not mere naďveté. It was also a moral failure, one that now lies at the heart of the conservative movement even in its moment of apparent electoral triumph. Now that the election is over, don’t expect any profiles in courage from the Republican Party pushing back against those trends; the gravitational pull of our binary politics is too strong."

This guy still doesn't get it does he?   Yes many of us , myself included were repulsed by Trump's vulgarity.  Yet he was he was the only one willing to fight except for probably Cruz and Jindal too  though they lacked the star power.

Like today I watched some sort of forum hosted by the ex Repulican governor of NJ Christine Todd Whitman who is just as much an elitist as the rest and who  thinks she is above it all by voting for Hillary .  I could only stomach about 10- or 15 minutes of listening to her panel speak of compromise and both sides working across the aisle to govern and get things done.

We are in a civil war . wake up.  We are not one country anymore.

They still don't get why Trump blew all the other Republicans out of the running.  They are grasping and crying just like the Democrats .



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« Reply #1656 on: December 19, 2016, 07:45:38 PM »

 While is  Whitman talking about compromise and working across the aisle?   

Did she hear what the Clintons are saying?  What the DNC is saying?

What Obama is up to?

This guy , Pat Cadell,  a Democrat gets it:

http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2016/12/19/caddell-grace-missing-obamas-leave-white-house/
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« Reply #1657 on: December 19, 2016, 07:45:58 PM »

Anyone ever heard of Charlie Sykes before this coverage in the New Duranty Times? I have not. Oh look, he's writing a book! What a coincidence!

Over time, we’d the media succeeded in delegitimizing the media altogether — all the normal guideposts were down, the referees discredited. **Fixed it for him
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« Reply #1658 on: December 19, 2016, 10:37:54 PM »

"For years, we ignored the birthers, the racists, the truthers and other conspiracy theorists"

NOT ON THIS FORUM.

We tangled with the Truthers who tried surfing in to here.

Racism has been rejected clearly and strongly.

When the data was , , ,sparse we entertained birtherism, but when it was settled, we moved on.

Can't say I've never been fooled (Fool me twice, shame on me) but as for conspiracy theorists?  Infowars, DEBKA and others of that ilk are a non-grata.

I'd say we do our best around here to Search For Truth.
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« Reply #1659 on: December 20, 2016, 06:15:09 AM »

Anyone ever heard of Charlie Sykes before this coverage in the New Duranty Times? I have not. Oh look, he's writing a book! What a coincidence!

Over time, we’d the media succeeded in delegitimizing the media altogether — all the normal guideposts were down, the referees discredited. **Fixed it for him

http://www.hoover.org/profiles/charles-j-sykes
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« Reply #1660 on: December 20, 2016, 08:33:57 AM »

Charlie Sykes made perfect sense in the Wisconsin Primary fight where Cruz beat Trump. But after Trump was nominated, the never-Trump leaders ended up with almost no followers on the right.

Sykes had it exactly right with this at the beginning of the piece:

"What they did buy into was the argument that this was a “binary choice.” No matter how bad Mr. Trump was, my listeners argued, he could not possibly be as bad as Mrs. Clinton.".  Enough said.

They didn't just buy into it, from a conservative point of view that was the truth.  The conservative voter had the risk Trump would be a lousy conservative vs the certainty of Hillary.

Ted Cruz is a more pure conservative, and would have lost this race. The voters knew something that Charlie Sykes didn't.

Lamenting Hillary's loss makes no sense to me from a conservative point of view.
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« Reply #1661 on: December 20, 2016, 08:47:29 AM »

I'm glad the left is more principled and decent and punishes anti-semetic racebaiters like Al Shapton by giving him a tv show on MSNBC, having him speak at DNC conventions and only allowed to visit the white house less than one hundred times in the last eight years. Haters!



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« Reply #1662 on: December 20, 2016, 09:00:49 AM »

 the racists, the truthers and other conspiracy theorists...

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« Reply #1663 on: December 20, 2016, 12:58:35 PM »

In fairness, the point that Trump has overturned certain conventional and long standing Rep positions remains and is worthy of examination.  At the moment I am mentally composing a post about this.
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« Reply #1664 on: January 02, 2017, 12:21:34 PM »

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-01-01/hacking-democratic-rules-isn-t-good-government
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« Reply #1665 on: January 04, 2017, 07:11:28 AM »

The end of real discourse?  I agree the Left started this.   But now what?


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443503/trump-and-right-love-trolling-and-tweeting-what-happened-truth
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« Reply #1666 on: January 11, 2017, 03:10:46 PM »

I dunno.  Anyone who has had to sit on an airplane for 5 hrs from a delay may be understanding of this:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-york-senator-al-damato-211300984.html
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« Reply #1667 on: January 12, 2017, 04:05:24 PM »

All VERY strange:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2017/01/12/jeff-bezos-is-the-anonymous-buyer-of-the-biggest-house-in-washington/?utm_term=.4cad0fb414f0

Lets hope that rising tides lift all boats and there is real trickle down effects.

Because the rich are about to get fantastically richer. 
Drain the swamp?  I dunno.
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« Reply #1668 on: January 13, 2017, 05:21:42 AM »

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/12/virgil-trumps-nationalist-vision-vs-gospel-globalism/


Note Fay Voshell is cited in the article
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« Reply #1669 on: January 13, 2017, 10:23:54 AM »


Good article and excellent wisdom from Fay about globalism becoming a religion.

The article's author wrote’:. Trump's pro-worker, pro-taxpayer activism is also proving to be pro-business."

Yes, and that ends the moment we start a trade war.  Not mentioned was the American consumer.

"Back in 1846, the leading British free trader Richard Cobden declared, flat-out, that free trade would save the world:

I see in the Free-trade principle that which shall act on the moral world as the principle of gravitation in the universe—drawing men together, thrusting aside the antagonism of race, and creed, and language, and uniting us in the bonds of eternal peace.

Cobden was a capitalist, and capitalists are often cold-eyed, but, as we can see, there’s a dreamy, even giddy, utopianism in Cobden’s thinking.  And amazingly, it won the battle of public opinion in 19th-century Britain.

Interestingly, one contemporary of Cobden’s—who was much colder-eyed and decidedly not a capitalist—nevertheless endorsed the same idea.  That would be Karl Marx, ..."

We can fight open borders, the UN disaster and our loss of sovereignty without losing our standard of living and our freedom to trade.
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« Reply #1670 on: January 14, 2017, 10:03:38 AM »

Of course . Cowards never take responsibility.  Instead for any remorse of fixing the primaries for Clinton and against Sanders she blames Comey.  No surprise she is a known back stabber.


Yet , of course she is still in Congress fighting every day to redeem her relavence and shove herself on the country:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/13/wasserman-schultz-grills-fbi-chief-over-russian-hacking-issue-in-closed-door-meeting.html
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« Reply #1671 on: January 16, 2017, 01:24:41 AM »

This is the Rants and Interesting Thought Pieces thread.  The Politics thread would be better for that.
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« Reply #1672 on: Today at 06:40:04 PM »

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443903/obama-misread-putin-trump-might-not-new-era-big-sticks-common-enemies-mutual-benefit
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« Reply #1673 on: Today at 08:17:40 PM »

I am more interested in the before and after Presidency photos.  We always hear about how much they have aged from the stress of the job.  Truthfully I think that is BS and if you took photos of a lot of people over 8 yrs at those times in their lives one would see a big difference:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/18/before-and-after-obama-10-signs-of-a-diminished-america/

He was what 47 in '08 and he is 55 now.  So sure he looks older.
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« Reply #1674 on: Today at 10:31:12 PM »

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/rob-long-donald-trump-hollywood-1201961237/
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