We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
“Hugh is that rare kind of actor who can make niceness interesting.” In his gentlemanliness and common decency, Bonneville’s Robert may be the most radical leading-man role on TV these days: an anti-antihero.
As was mentioned here several weeks ago--why is there such an increase in gray divorce? The General surely is not the first to have been destroyed by this age old trick. I am of the opinion that all of this business about Petraeous (Sp?) was created, and managed by none other that MZses HILLARY ! That is their old style (her and billy bimbo used to pull stunts like this all the time--destroying their best friends to protect themselves). Ain't nothing new here!
This is a new and intriguing conspiratorial twist. None of the Benghazi stuff passes the smell test at this point, and it will be interesting to see how it plays out now that the MSM will almost certainly begin to pay attention.
I am disturbed by the calls for the Republicans to adopt Democrats' positions on issues in order to win. I frankly don't care which party wins - if the Democrats had a revelation and changed completely to positions I support, I would vote for them.
Appeasement doesn't work. If the Republicans take the Democrats' advice and adopt their current positions, the Dems will merely move the goal posts. Why would anyone think that La Raza, for example, will ever advocate for Republicans no matter how much Republicans support their positions? Can Republicans support La Reconquista? Certainly those of us conservatives who support them at least some of the time will stay home.
Time for Repubs to adopt ONE KEY DEM bit of thinking:
WIN FIRST! Then do good!
That means cutting out the crap on social issues. They've already lost those issues by acceding to the Left in the Culture War. You want to win the abortion issue? Then do it in the schools and your own churches, not in the national Repub platform! Take back your school boards, college boards of trustees and church councils for this stuff.
STFU on all these social issues until you actually win! Make on arguments based on reasonable policies, not your personal principles. When you insist on making these "principled" arguments, its like the Church Lady shaking her finger in your face! Nobody likes that.
Next, stop treating elections as though there is honor in losing an unfair fight, just because you fought fairly, while the opponents cheated like Hell! When they cheat , make the bastards pay, don't give up, simply because you think "its in the public's best interest." BALONEY! For Exhibit "A", See Coleman/Franken, and Exhibit "B", Nixon/Kennedy. The Left cheats to win, then backs up their cheating with lawyers. Time to fight fire with fire, unless you want to continue to lose. Secure every Secretary of State's office and put "no-cheat" policies in place.
As I tell my sons when they start to whine about how tough things are: Man up or shut up!