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 don't know how Z would categorize me politically. On paper, though, pretty much pure bubble-dweller from birth, and thoroughly elite and privileged even if it doesn't always feel like it. However, lots of reality snuck through my bubble because I wanted it. Part Dirt, part Cloud. Most of the time I have some dirt under my fingernails. I ended up sort-of Goldwater-Reagan-ish.
Politically, I expect little good to come from government and only hope that they do minimal harm. In that, usually disappointed. I have little-to-no respect for politicians, and can not understand political fandom any more than I can related to sports fandom. I have no operational concept of social Progress. I am not a Trump supporter, whatever that means, but I'll vote for him. I will vote for him because I think he would do less harm than his opponent. In the end, that consideration sweeps aside most other considerations.
Am I a Swamp Thing? I do love swamps and marshes...but I live in a pleasant neighborhood and I visit interesting places.
Glad to have you both in the boat with me. My vote was about 30% for Trump and 70% against the worst criminal to ever run for the US presidency, and I am not forgetting Aaron Burr or John F. Kennedy. I don't really count Ted Kennedy, though I know he made a half-hearted swipe at the White House, kind of like he often reached for some married woman as he was falling down drunk. I think Ted was more of a manslaughter guy than a murderer, though his clan disposed of a lot of bodies. Ted was a privileged thug, but I don't think he had the drive to do what Hillary has done. Her level of criminal empire takes much more time and effort to set up.
With a leaning towards freedom from government and longing for smaller government footprint, I am clearly a dispossessed person without a country. However, listening to Peter Thiel speech at the Press Club the other day was a delight. And, surprisingly, he, in his talk, called out the fact that government can do great things which washed over my brain as huge refreshment. Because of the powerful elite and their government overreach causing me to always dig in my heels and be in refusenik mode, it gave me something to think about.
Boy, it is certainly a pity that so many of the brightest conservative commentators out there do not meet the exalted standards of the shit-for-brains morons who went whooping and hollering down the road in the train of a Reality TV star charlatan businessman, who has suddenly become Republican. Genuises like Zman understand that Hillary (who until very recently was one of Donald Trump's best friends) represents the ultimate apocalytic threat and only Trump can save us. Before Birddog links Zman, he ought to read a little deeper into exactly what these Alt-Right 1488 SOBs actually stand for.
WTF? Can't you be satisfied with running your own blog into the effing' ground with your bullshit daily campaign against Trump?
Really man, where is the line with your Yale love affair with all things Bush?
Getting really old.