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Re: POTUS
« Reply #480 on: July 06, 2016, 11:54:47 AM »

As I've said before, I'm not a Clinton fan. In fact, the legitimate criticism from Comey was well deserved and illustrates why I'm not a Clinton fan. All politicians lie, but she does it clumsily.


You know, it's a weird thing. I'm not even so much of a Democrat by desire, as much of a not-Republican by circumstances. A Rockefeller Republican that, by default, has become a Democrat (although still registered as an Independent).

And when it comes to Clinton, I'm really meh. I could not be less enthused - although she was a better choice than Sanders, but only because Sander was only ever a protest candidate. The scary thing, though, is that there isn't a large number of prominent national Democrats to choose from. Seriously- I still couldn't pick out O'Malley in a lineup.

Warren? Booker? ummm....... See what I mean? The scary thing isn't that Clinton is the nominee, or that she is so uninspiring, it's that I have a hard time picking a better person for this cycle. *sigh*

Re: POTUS
« Reply #481 on: July 06, 2016, 01:14:55 PM »
To quote HRC's airplane-visiting hubby, "I feel your pain."

I was a registered Democrat for 20 years. At the time (mid 90s) I felt that my political views were more in line with the Democrats. Not totally in line, but more so than the Republicans.

Over the last 20 years the Republicans moved ever further towards over-delivering for the Chamber of Commerce/National Review types while simultaneously pandering to Evangelicals, NRA members, etc. It was a weird mixture of bedfellows that I never felt comfortable with.

The Democrats, OTOH, moved in some ways politically right (neoliberalism, interventionist foreign policy) while doing their own pandering to obnoxious politically correct "activists" (ie; rich kids from Dartmouth who like to lecture you about income inequality) and playing identity politics to the hilt.

I never liked this combination either.

So, I changed my registration to No Preference and grumpily concede that I am no longer represented by either party. I guess I'm a Kennedy Democrat, or maybe a Kemp Republican. Sad times.

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« Reply #482 on: July 06, 2016, 01:23:38 PM »

So, I changed my registration to No Preference and grumpily concede that I am no longer represented by either party. I guess I'm a Kennedy Democrat, or maybe a Kemp Republican. Sad times.

Well, function follows form, in this case. With our system of governance (first past the post, federalism, Republic, Presidential), we are doomed to have a two-party system. If you look at history, you can see that there are brief period where there is a partly-viable third party that either gets destroyed, subsumed in another party, or becomes one of the two parties (the current GOP). That's it- there's no way in our system to have more than two for any sustained length of time.

Given that, we all must map our interests on to the party that is least offensive to us, I guess.

Re: POTUS
« Reply #483 on: July 06, 2016, 03:05:20 PM »
Bernie was booed by house establishment democrats pissed off that he wont suspend his campaign....

Precious.🎇


...it will be an honor to cast my vote for him in the fall😊

That's called a full throated conscious clear, principled vote which separates us from those democrats who will be secretly or openly voting for trump---- trumpheads.






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Re: POTUS
« Reply #484 on: July 06, 2016, 03:22:10 PM »
Bernie was booed by house establishment democrats pissed off that he wont suspend his campaign....

Precious.🎇


...it will be an honor to cast my vote for him in the fall😊

That's called a full throated conscious clear, principled vote which separates us from those democrats who will be secretly or openly voting for trump---- trumpheads.

Oh, you think you're principled. Bless your heart!

Re: POTUS
« Reply #485 on: July 06, 2016, 04:50:04 PM »
Comey is going to be asked to explain more on Thursday.

Lmao! What else needs to be said?

Hilary is done.

Fun to watch....absolutely awesome!!!!

Re: POTUS
« Reply #486 on: July 06, 2016, 07:18:25 PM »
Comey is going to be asked to explain more on Thursday.

Lmao! What else needs to be said?

Hilary is done.

Fun to watch....absolutely awesome!!!!
go on.........explain the logic fuckery required for this...............

Re: POTUS
« Reply #487 on: July 07, 2016, 07:49:37 AM »
The FBI with its condemning evidence of Clinton's pathetic lies, stupidity and total incompetence in a short shrift destroyed any chances of Hillary becoming president.

She, now reminds me of another pathetic disaster-- George bush junior.

Problem is although he was an incompetent idiot...some morons somehow liked his personality--relatable.

Sanders would have given trump a run for his money.

Hillary is a paper tiger--now, more like a paper toeel--and she, like Nixon has destroyed her own chances of becoming more than a good first lady.

Trump is like male private part Cheney.

Clinton screwed us big time.

Re: POTUS
« Reply #488 on: July 07, 2016, 08:07:29 AM »
I got to admit  c spans coverage of James comey, inspectors general, and other state dept officials brings 1970's nostalgia....

Like watching part of the Watergate hearings.

More torpedo's headed for Clinton as her negligence exposed---combed through details and devil in details regarding her transgressions.

I put the popcorn away but this will be awesome to watch. 

Re: POTUS
« Reply #489 on: July 07, 2016, 08:33:56 AM »
Watch Trump pick Susanna Martinez to be vice president.

Politics makes for odd bedfellows.