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.
I know many of those who voted for Trump, and they are by no means stupid, irrational, racist or anti-democratic. They are frustrated with politics as usual and they are taking their constitutional rights seriously by voting for change.
Second, Trump says what many of us have come to believe is true: that the Iraq War was a tragic mistake that shouldn’t be replicated. He was the only candidate to be so explicit in his denunciation, and I think it helped him with a big chunk of voters.
Third, he has a clear message on the economy that resonates: The middle class is getting screwed because the political class is looking out for their interests rather than for the broader interests of the American people. From being open to increasing taxes on the very wealthy to expressing concerns about trade deals to promising to protect Social Security, Trump is stating clearly that he will change the direction of the American economy.
I am not of the opinion that a Trump candidacy will do long-lasting damage to the party or the country. I guess that’s why I am not part of the conservative intelligentsia.
I think Trump should continue to campaign in California. And maybe a couple boxes of Mexican flags fall off the truck on the street where the protestors are congregating. Maybe a livestream of the protests as well.
Yes, I know it's a cartoon, but - California is well worth fighting to save - dump the illegals, get them out of the United States, foce employers, "sanctuary cities" and the State to comply with US law. There's no way we should "give away" or cede one square inch of US Territory. Period - Full Stop.
I'm all for the new border, with a couple of conditions: Non of the parasites that currently inhabit the state are allowed to leave; I am tired of the mass migration of Californians into Colorado. They bring there terrible politics and attitudes with them. Second, Mexico pays back the money the United States gave them at the end of the war. Plus interest of course. I am confident that Mexico will do nothing with the land. Look at the beautiful country and land full of natural resources that they all ready have. Have they ever really taken advantage of it?
Over 75,000 Cubans have entered the U.S. since 2014, all able to collect Social Security benefits under the 1980 Refuge Education Assistance Act, and another 3,000 are being airlifted from Panama to Mexico so they can enter through our southern border.
Trump already has remained incredibly strong under constant assault from the left, right and the press for the last 10 months. If you think the Democrats are going to win on their campaign against Trump in the general, you haven't been watching.
Re California: I thought we were selling it to China to pay off a portion of the federal debt?
Re Trump: Just wait until he goes on the attack against Hillary. He should put a full page ad in the front section of the NYTimes, WaPo and other papers every day that simply says in big letters: "Why hasn't she been indicted yet?"