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  • Will 2020 be Another 1972 for Democrats?

    04/27/2017 6:25:00 AM PDT · 20 of 36
    Hostage to TomGuy

    VDH makes a good point that Nixon took a lot of southern states that ordinarily would have gone for Humphrey but for Wallace siphoning off dem votes to cause those states to fall into the GOP column.

    So yes, Wallace likely caused Humphrey the election.

    But there was no Wallace presence in 2016, not one as strong and pervasive as Wallace was in 1968.

  • Will 2020 be Another 1972 for Democrats?

    04/27/2017 6:07:59 AM PDT · 13 of 36
    Hostage to Kaslin

    Not sure what this has to do with 1972 as most of it is based on a shaky comparison with 1968, but a good history summary nonetheless.

    The events of 1968 were not analogous to 2016. Donald Trump was a particularly strong candidate in blue-collar working class states with an independent appeal that resonated and still resonates with voters that are fed up with establishment uniparty politics.

    There was no Wallace in the 2016 race. Sanders had no such appeal. The Wallace phenomenon was a reaction to a heavy-handed Kennedy-Johnson Civil Rights crackdown on states that saw massively unpopular forced busing. No such animus existed in 2016.

    What existed in 1968 that is analogous to 2016 is a failure to inspire and lead. LBJ and Obama are alike in that both were failures in leadership. They are different in that Obama had achieved some sort of bizarre cult status which in my opinion is paper thin. But Obama was followed by Hillary Clinton whose platform was never well-defined other than it was her turn and she had a vagina. Her alternative was a geriatric fellow that had a few sound bites but very little energy and speed. The entire slate of democrats for high office was a dismal spectacle.

    My view is that democrats may regroup and regain lost ground but it won’t be by 2020. It will be well beyond 2020.

  • We’re Still Losing the War. And Here’s Why

    04/25/2017 7:48:48 PM PDT · 21 of 21
    Hostage to wintertime

    You are admitting because you attached adjectives of support to such amendments.

    The voter base has always been filled with scoundrels since the founding. Human nature has not changed. Your pleas for ‘honor’, ‘good will’, are idealistic and unworkable. The Constitution was not founded for a citizenry with halos atop their heads, regardless of what Adams said.

    The Constitution is designed against the propensity for tyranny which always exists in human nature.

    Now stop preaching and go back to do the exercise of drafting an amendment to strengthen Article 2, Section 1.

  • Trump Is Said to Abandon Contentious Border Tax on Imports

    04/25/2017 6:37:35 PM PDT · 32 of 37
    Hostage to LS

    He has always bypassed them through Twitter and other means. I suspect he knows exactly what’s going on and he may indeed be making some temporary concessions or seem open to consideration just to see what the other side is plotting.

    This thread may see some get suckered in but I don’t see that happening generally. The campaign showed that people are awake, are aware of the games played by NYT, WAPO, CNN, etc.

    He still has his base. What he appears to be lacking is a GOP Congress willing to get down and dirty.

    And me personally, in my research on Cohn, I don’t get it. I see nothing there. Cohn has not made a case for anything nor Kushner. Those Kushner people don’t talk to the base. That’s the problem. Guess they’re too good for the rest of us.

  • Trump Is Said to Abandon Contentious Border Tax on Imports

    04/25/2017 4:39:42 PM PDT · 19 of 37
    Hostage to DoughtyOne

    Yes, divide and conquer is their angle, always.

    The thing for Trump supporters to remember, that besides any possible infighting or uninvited persons inside the White House, the President is in control.

    I may not like Cohn, but I will never let a source like the NYT or any other source for that matter, never allow them to manipulate my support for the President. He’s already done so much to reverse the Obama damage and I am confident he will do a lot more.

  • Judge Blocks Trump Order On Sanctuary City Funding After NY Joins CA In Sanctuary State Stupidity

    04/25/2017 4:21:58 PM PDT · 53 of 67
    Hostage to davikkm

    Wow. It’s important to keep one’s cool and take the fight to the Supreme Court to clarify the President’s prerogatives.

    It really is quite simple.

    Immigration and Border enforcement carry a cost. If the so-called Sanctuary Cities will not expense the cost of their part in enforcement, then the President must expense it. Thus, the funds are to be shifted to federal enforcement away from those local governments that refuse to participate.

    The other thing is that all funds allocated for so-called Sanctuary Cities can be shut down and shifted out in a reconciliation bill which requires only a simple majority.

    Funding for federal magistrates who pull these rotten moves on the nation’s security can also see their budgets closed out or severely curtailed.

  • Trump Is Said to Abandon Contentious Border Tax on Imports

    04/25/2017 4:09:53 PM PDT · 14 of 37
    Hostage to DoughtyOne

    > “The New York Times...”

    First thing I noticed as well.

    But look at how they, the NYT, are slowly boosting Cohn who was never selected by the President but who rather slipped in through the backdoor of the West Wing held open by that imminently sage, widely experienced, all-knowing wise philosopher and purveyor of truth, Monsieur Kushner.

    It is telling how in January of this year CEO Blankfein of Goldman was slamming the President-Elect relentlessly and directly through the dinosaur media outlets and then suddenly changed his tune when his protégé Goldman President Monsieur Cohn rode the Kushner mule train into the West Wing. Suddenly, Blankfein is excited to send yet more of his kind into the Trump White House.

    Funny how that works.

  • Ted Nugent’s EPIC Response to Liberal Rocker David Crosby..

    04/25/2017 11:15:02 AM PDT · 31 of 37
    Hostage to seastay

    Clapton is an extremely level-headed guy, real class act. He’s not political.

    Outside of family, he focuses on music and music only, including musical history. He’s a walking encyclopedia of music. And personally, he’s what one would want their musical child to grow into.

    He experienced the 60s era and escaped its downside. He became a responsible loving husband and father. The tragic loss of his young child is a heartbreak of the ages.

  • Ted Nugent’s EPIC Response to Liberal Rocker David Crosby..

    04/25/2017 10:38:29 AM PDT · 19 of 37
    Hostage to 1Old Pro

    Neil Young is a very strange Canadian who actually befriended and then tried to defend Charles Manson. Even Crosby had to tell Young to stop it.

  • Ted Nugent’s EPIC Response to Liberal Rocker David Crosby..

    04/25/2017 10:38:12 AM PDT · 18 of 37
    Hostage to 1Old Pro

    Neil Young is a very strange Canadian who actually befriended and then tried to defend Charles Manson. Even Crosby had to tell Young to stop it.

  • Ted Nugent’s EPIC Response to Liberal Rocker David Crosby..

    04/25/2017 10:32:20 AM PDT · 17 of 37
    Hostage to trebb

    Please don’t ever link Crosby with the great Mickey Mantle. MM was and will forever be a childhood hero who gave back to kids more than a 100-fold.

  • We’re Still Losing the War. And Here’s Why

    04/25/2017 8:20:25 AM PDT · 19 of 21
    Hostage to wintertime
    So now you are admitting that there is a way to write amendments that can't be thwarted.

    There are two more proposed amendments that are written in such a way that no federal entity can subvert.

    It's all about the way they are written, about writing them from a perspective that cannot be denied.

    That proposed amendment XXVIII above cannot be ignored or denied by any branch or organ of federal government because of the way it is written.

    Now because you are aware that it is possible to write amendments that cannot be ignored, denied, thwarted, try as an exercise to write an amendment that strengthens the original intent of Article 2, Section 1 which is copied here:

    No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

    The original meaning and intent of the passage above from Article 2, Section 1 originated in a communication by John Jay to General George Washington. Trackback and study that history. It boils down to ensuring, as best as can be ensured, the qualities of LOYALTY and ALLEGIANCE. Then go ahead and try to draft something that strengthens that meaning and intent.

  • Trump backs away from demand for border wall money (AP, but just a heads up, maybe...)

    04/25/2017 3:09:07 AM PDT · 9 of 103
    Hostage to cba123

    How is it that we witnessed McConnell-Boehner-Ryan dish up everything Obama wanted that the American people did not want, yet deny this President and the American people that which is so strongly expressed as a fundamental protection of security?

  • We’re Still Losing the War. And Here’s Why

    04/25/2017 2:58:50 AM PDT · 17 of 21
    Hostage to Arthur McGowan

    A US Senator has only one state legislature of course.

    “Senators in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.”

  • We’re Still Losing the War. And Here’s Why

    04/24/2017 6:32:25 PM PDT · 12 of 21
    Hostage to wintertime

    So you think the Constitution, articles and amendments can be thwarted, ignored.

    Here’s a proposed Constitutional amendment. Tell me how you see it ignored os somehow made irrelevant:

    AMENDMENT XXVIII (’State Suffrage’)

    To restore effective suffrage of State Legislatures to Congress, the following amendment is proposed:

    Section 1.
    A Senator in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.

    Section 2.
    Term limits for Senators in Congress shall be set by vote in their respective state legislatures but in no case shall be set less than twelve years nor more than eighteen years.

    Section 3:
    The seventeenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.


  • We’re Still Losing the War. And Here’s Why

    04/24/2017 6:18:12 PM PDT · 9 of 21
    Hostage to wintertime; tgusa

    How about you two experts giving some examples of proposed amendments that can be thwarted?

    Can you think of one that cannot be thwarted?

    I can think of three that cannot be thwarted.

    And by ‘thwarted’ is meant ignored of its intent and meaning.

    But let’s hear it from your keyboards first.

  • We’re Still Losing the War. And Here’s Why

    04/24/2017 5:08:53 PM PDT · 3 of 21
    Hostage to davikkm

    An enduring legacy of conservatism can be achieved outside of Washington DC in the flyover country by successfully organizing and moving constitutional amendments under Article V and by writing such amendments so that no court, no Congress, no President can thwart the meanings and intents of such amendments.

  • Trump to order U.S. Treasury to delve into taxes, post-crisis reforms

    04/20/2017 8:15:33 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    Hostage to BenLurkin

    Yes. By now tens of millions are aware or becoming aware of that Obama was a puppet and opportunist of a Wall St. Ponzi scheme.

    Prosecuting those responsible would go a very long way to reestablishing trust in markets.

  • Report: Trump Rolls Back $60 Billion More in Regulatory Savings

    04/20/2017 4:27:14 PM PDT · 17 of 30
    Hostage to DoughtyOne

    > “The judicial appointments alone will change this nation for the next 30 years.”

    Can you imagine that at one time there were so-called conservatives flailing about relentlessly bellowing that candidate Trump was unfit, that he would be a disastrous president for his influence of the USSC alone?

    President Trump appears to be acting to carve a more conservative path than Ronald Reagan.

  • Shock: GOP Senator Behind Obamacare Looting Scheme

    04/20/2017 4:11:58 PM PDT · 7 of 20
    Hostage to MNJohnnie; All

    It still goes to cronies. It rips off investors. There is no legal basis for it. It is embezzlement of the US Treasury.

    The Obama Treasury Department under Geithner propped up Fannie and Freddie, bought shares and collected interest as they should. Nothing wrong yet.

    Then, Treasury sold its stake to investors for hundreds of billions, but for tens of billions less than was originally injected. Now the investors who bought in should collect interest, only they are not. That’s looting, stealing from investors who have a right to the interest.

    Treasury sold out low to investors because the housing market was still awful and money was needed to buy off Obamacare cronies for the 2012 election. When the housing market turned up, the investors who took a risk were set to make a profit on their investment. But Geithner, Obama, and many others saw the profits and stole them. There was nothing in the investment agreements to say the government would take more interest than it was due. So several lawsuits have been filed over the stolen interest.

    The original many hundreds of billions to prop up Fannie and Freddie were part of the ongoing bailout of institutions during the financial collapse. When Treasury decided to sell the government’s stake in Fannie and Freddie, it was in 2012 when Obamacare was failing due to lack of funds. There was no Congressional authorization for additional funds until years later.

    To prevent an election issue over Obamacare insolvency. Geithner sold the government’s stake for over 300 billion to investors. Rather than put that 300+ billion into the general fund and lower the projected debt ceiling accordingly, Geithner illegally authorized a transfer from Treasury to Obamacare cronies. Then Geithner promptly resigned and laid low.

    So now, President Trump has an opportunity to prosecute high ranking democrats and republicans over Obamacare crony related embezzlement. In so doing, he can declare Obamacare insolvent, managed criminally, and ask Congress for a FULL repeal, and new legislation to break competitive barriers and monopolies. In other words, what he ran on.