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Thursday, July 14. 2016
Grow up, Republicans. Your Party nominated Donald Trump and there must have been a reason for it.
The Dems did not do very well either, if you feel Trump is a loser. The Dems had only two plausible candidates, both elderly, and they are going with Bill's wife because she has a vagina - a compulsive liar and possibly the greediest and nastiest woman in America. In contrast, the Repubs selected the only one from their supposed-star roster who could have played Russell Crowe's role in Master and Commander.
The household Repub names who are sitting this one out are looking foolish and petulant to me. If they are mad at Trump they have to be mad at their own party too. Trump did nothing wrong, just offered himself as an option to the voters.
The size of his personality and his fearlessness made the other options appear overly-cautious, depressive, and small by comparison. Thus a candidate (like Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan) who gets the disapproval of the elites. I thought the Bushies were bigger than that but low-energy Jeb was the heir-apparent. Rejection hurts, but come on! Get over it.
Cooke has some good points, but the whole tone is peevish.
There are a lot of Trump voters out there. I see them every day - in NYC.
Get over it. Only Eagles song I like, besides Roach Motel California.
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I'm not quite sure what the logic is here. If they overthrow the nomination process and replace Trump, they will cause a lot of voters to sit out the election. Then their only appeal will be, "but Hillary!" which works just as well for getting Trump elected.
I'll be thrilled not to vote for the elderly, self-centered Trump or the elderly, self-centered Clinton. There are third party candidates just as crazy as the two of them who have some idea what smaller government looks like.
You're 100% correct. to voting for Trump and allowing Hillary to gain electoral college votes is just that "allowing HRC to GAIN electoral college votes."
While DJT may be an asshat with many dumb ideas, at least he's our asshat and Republicans who vote for him are also likely to keep a Republican congress on his coattails which will mitigate some of his non-conservative ideas.
Trump also gives us a chance at conservative SCOTUS picks while HRC ensures that the SCOTUS will be leftist for at least another generation.
Republicans who boast about not voting for either candidate are employing the same mindset that consumes leftists - they are doing what makes them FEEL good emotionally rather than what will actually DO good (or do the least harm) in terms of keeping more of our freedoms.
This all assumes that Trump will do things even close to what people believe he is promising to do. His history indicates he will simply lean back and bask in the glory. He won't even appoint "top" men. He will side with the Democrats he grew up with more than the republicans. So how do the GOP voters gain from this? Trump is a fraudulent con-man and I will not help him get elected.
I'm voting libertarian. At least Johnson and Weld are honest about what they believe in and are real people. It is very important to make a statement not just to vote for expediency. This is still a republic and local elections matter even more.
Perhaps you have confused Trump with the standard politician. In business, you do not become successful by sitting back and basking or by hiring incompetents.
And frankly, you won't be missed at all. This election has exposed a lot of "conservative" snobs for what they are. They are just as condescending towards regular folks as the Libs are. Go sulk and vote for a loser. The rest of us will work to clean up the mess Obama left us with.
those master & commander books (all 20!) by patrick o'brian (not his real name) are awesome & well worth reading.
I am by no means prescient, but for Pete's sake, I realized that something was afoot in February, the night that Trump drew 7000 energetic primary voters to an arena in Democratic Lowell Massachusetts and Bill C had a listless turnout of 70. Get with the program; this is not a battle of the useless wonks nattering endlessly about policy. That's just a show put on for the earnest quasi intellectuals, aka chumps.
See Brexit for some insights.
All Trump has to do to be elected is to promise to clean up corruption in the FBI and "make the justice Department honest again".
The GOP “establishment” seems miffed that Trump’s campaign has not hired their establishment consultants and party regulars who ran his opponent’s losing campaigns. They fear he won’t appoint the party regulars and leeches if he wins. So they are on-strike until they get their new 4-year contract.
To rephrase an earlier comment, Hillary is a liar, Trump is a bullshitter. Lefties and #nevertrumpers can’t tell the difference. Bullshit has been defined as something that is designed to impress but that was constructed absent direct concern for the truth. This distinguishes bullshit from lying, which entails a deliberate manipulation and subversion of truth (as understood by the liar). see the free-to-download paper by Gordon Pennycook et al, "On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit"
Lying politicians are much more dangerous than bullshitters. Bullshitters who fail to appoint established party cronies are potential reformers of our crooked laws-for-hire congress.
Trump is our answer to the do nothing Republican party. Yeah, he's not close to what we'd like in a "prime" candidate, but he not a politician whose beholden to anyone in D.C. I'm willing to see what he will do, because I've already seen what the Repub's won't.
The GOP "establishment" [b]is[/] "..their establishment consultants and party regulars..."; of course the "establishment" is miffed; it's the same bunch of idiots who have been screwing up for the last 12 to 20 years.
Trump is so incredibly unpopular that he walked away with the republican nomination. If he were any more unpopular, he'd be declared ruler of the entire world. The stupidity gets tiresome. Anyone who thinks the throngs who flocked to the polls in the primary are going to simply go to sleep in the general are delusional.
I don't think the NeverTrumpers are complaining that he's not popular, they complain that he's not presidential/conservative/libertarian/house broken/sane/electable/sophisticated enough/their guy. Those people often have valid points, but they are spoiled. They think they deserve a "good" candidate. We have to deal with the best choice given the options we have and the "best option" doesn't necessarily mean the one we like the best if voting for that candidate contributes to the victory of the candidate we know is worse. Like the song said, "Get over it!"
I'm glad so many that read this blog seem to get it. The election of Hillary means a very bad, ominous future. As soon as the left has the supreme court, our liberties will be non-existent to those in power.
"I hear hurricanes a blowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin." - CCR
It's simple. The Republicans didn't offer what the people, theoretically those they're working for, wanted, so the people chose the first "politician" who said what others wouldn't. It's because of the party's failure to deliver and represent us that Trump is where he is. I don't have the least bit of pity for them.
Right! The wimp Republican establishment is responsible for Trump. The sooner people with balls take over the Republican Party, the better.
Agreed. For years, the Republican machine has promised smaller government and given bigger government...much bigger. Now I am not sure Trump wants to give states back their rights, but I am sure he wants the federal government to both run more efficiently and to be less burdensome on all of us.
And the elephant in the room is that Republicans have pussy-footed around illegal immigration for years. Then when voters said "oh HELL no" to Republicans like Jeb and Rubio this year who both wanted more of the same, Trump was the only one in the race who stood up to say we should enforce the law for a change. That doesn't sound racist or xenophobic to me, though his tone can certainly be construed that way, especially by a media who will do ANYTHING to elect a lefty. The irony on that, though, is that Hillary isn't nearly as lefty on Wall Street as the Bernie leftists want her to be. Heck, she has so much Wall Street money stuffed in her pockets that the weight is buckling her ankles.
So buck up and realize that voters chose Trump rather than the Republican elites. And on the other side, rank and file leftists are fuming that their favorite socialist wasn't able to fight through the Democrat machine the way Trump cut through his Republican machine. What a race THAT would have been.
I think that the more terror attacks (both Dallas and Nice are terror, btw) we see between now and the election, the more ground Hillary will lose and Trump will gain.
I am voting 40% for Trump and 60% against Hillary.
Jackson and TR are terrible examples if you're trying to build a case for Trump. TR was one of the most damaging presidents we've ever had and Jackson was a despicable man.
Oh, and by the way, what you got against Seven Bridges Road, bro?
That's the only Eagles song I like. Fortunately it's not really an Eagles song.
Oh, I've always been partial to "Dirty Laundry"
I've been voting in elections since 1972 - I've missed one primary and one municipal. I think there may have only been 1 or 2 where I voted for someone instead of against someone as President.