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.
Leftist pundits (which is almost redundant) always write that, sorrowfully, but only when their team loses. Of course the country is divided: It's a big country and there are only two teams. I happen to feel that division and disputation is mostly good and healthy.
At a Democrat meeting meeting on Thursday, a staffer named Zach yelled at Donna Brazile, who took over as chair following the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz this summer.
"Why should we trust you as chair to lead us through this?" he said, according to HuffPo's Jennifer Bendery. He went on to accuse Brazile of having "backed a flawed candidate," Hillary Clinton, and having "plotted through this to support your own gain and yourself."
"You are part of the problem," Zach reportedly said.
Zach, I'm glad we were able to help you come into Justice Brandeis' disinfecting light.
"I feel kind of sorry for people who write things like this..."
And you're right to. They've suffered a terrible defeat, if only in myth. The writing is evidence of how clarifying an event an unexpected defeat can be. Stuff that should have been evident years before, now only really exists after the Looking Glass has broken.
The behemoth media, despite its diminution, continues to wield enormous influence over public opinion and its slant against Republicans and conservatives has got to stop.
MSM journalists and hacks would do well to pretend these anti-election protesters are tea partiers and take out their long knives of public criticism and derision. This state of affairs is now putting our Republic in danger.
On election night, as I flipped around the channels, I saw shocked reactions from MSM people. Like the naif that I am, I entertained the idea that this would shake them, wake them to the fact that they were in the thrall of a big lie and that there is a giant audience out there whom they are missing.
The Barrister: It's a big country and there are only two teams. I happen to feel that division and disputation is mostly good and healthy.
To some degree. Keep in mind, despite the idolatry concerning the U.S. Constitution, U.S. history includes a period of time when the Constitution failed to quell division, resulting in violent civil war. That same history also includes racial oppression on a vast scale, particularly of black and native Americans.
Leaving aside Trump's shallow narcissism and gross ignorance, the President-Elect drove a wedge deep into the heart of American society with his unrepentant bigotry, the fault line that many Americans had thought was finally healed. He says he wants to be president for all the people, so he needs to find a way to unify the country, but this won't help:
When asked if he regretted his incendiary rhetoric during the campaign:
"No. I won," Trump said.
This is consistent with his other anti-democratic stances, such as when he refused to say he would accept the results of the election — unless he won. Why should others accept his election when he himself set such a standard? And if he doesn't regret his own incendiary rhetoric, why should others refrain?
Zach, didn't obama say "I won" to justifly not cooperating with repubs? Why don't you ever want to discuss slick willy clinton's travels on the "Lolita Express" and visits to the Orgy Island with captured underage sex slaves as a character fault?
Is it an "undemoratic stance" to wait to see how many trunkfulls of democrat ballots are found in operatives cars after the second recount? of how many inner city precincts with 100% dem votes have many more votes than registered voters? Shouldn't anyone who voted fraudulently, or stuffs the ballot boxes. be imprisoned for life? That is the most undemocratic crime possible, because it destroys democracy.
Hopefully Trump's new AG will prosecute some vote fraud.
jaybird: didn't obama say "I won" to justifly not cooperating with repubs?
It was Republicans who were obstructing, and refusing to account for the president's position as executive.
In any case, we're talking about Trump's incendiary language. He claims he wants to unify the country, but that will be very difficult after his campaign that featured bigotry, a call for the imprisonment of his political rival, refusal to say he would accept the results of the election, and years of trying to delegitimize the first African American president.
jaybird: Why don't you ever want to discuss slick willy clinton's travels on the "Lolita Express" and visits to the Orgy Island with captured underage sex slaves as a character fault?
There are courts for that sort of thing. Let us know when there is actual evidence of misconduct, rather than you think it feels true.
jaybird: Is it an "undemoratic stance" to wait to see how many trunkfulls of democrat ballots are found in operatives cars after the second recount? of how many inner city precincts with 100% dem votes have many more votes than registered voters?