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.
Why is anyone the least surprised that BHO favors Islam and Iran in particular?
BHO clearly stated, IN WRITING as part of "Dreams of My Father", that when the time came he would side with Islam and he won't unzip his pants to take a pi**, without express permission from Iranian Valerie Jarrett!
He's not "incompetent", he's acting with firm intent, directed by Jarrett and other puppet masters.
I agree with you. I guess if you're going to go in with Islam, you might as well go in with the MOST Islamist country available. I'm not holding my breath for the time when the progs figure out that he's thrown in with a rape culture.
Our government has made a bargain with the devil. In exchange for a few years of 'relative' peace we will allow an untrustworthy country to build nuclear arms and one day in the future they will nuke Western cities. It might be Tel Aviv, Paris, london, or maybe New York, DC. No one can prediict when or where radical Islam will strike but we can agree that when it happens it was preventable. Our president either didn't have the guts or the desire to prevent this so instead he agreed to it. That is the grand bargain we made with those future thousands or hundreds of thousands of victims. We did it without their consent or their knowledge. It will happen and the overwhelming probability is that when it happens we will begin in earnest WW III. I don't think this grand bargain we made can be reversed. It is now simply a matter of waiting for it.
So the Cruz flip flop is that
•before he wanted to end the ethanol mandate, and
•now he wants to end the ethanol mandate and proposes a specific plan to do so while minimizing disruption to people and businesses who are currently reliant upon it for their livelihood.
The mandate is stupid and counterproductive. It makes food more expensive and achieves the opposite of its stated goal of reducing CO2 impact of driving.
Clinton v Trump. A second angle is that even if she wins, his style of campaigning will have so undermined her that she will not have the credibility to govern. Party discipline via favors and punishments will be the only tool in her arsenal, rather than one among many. She could be a lame duck the day she takes office.
Assistant Village Idiot
The Jazz Shaw is a full on hit piece worthy of MSNBC. It's so full of errors that it seems clear that he did not do any research or bother to try to understand what Cruz said.
This piece is bad enough that I will have to carefully consider anything I see on HotAir. Disgraceful. I'm not especially fond of Cruz, but Shaw is just another defender of the corrupt, morally and financially bankrupt establishment. Their worst fear is that someone even marginally honest becomes president and slows down the stealing and power grabs. God forbid!
re: immigration is our ''meal ticket''.
Coming from a Clinton I would take that to mean their personal meal ticket. In other words bring in more foreigners to vote for Democrats and particularly Hillary.