JDaveG

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  1. This one hurts.
  2. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447987/greg-gianforte-ben-jacobs-assaulting-reporter-wrong-period?utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=charen&utm_content=excuses-gianforte "In the ordinary course of politics, some overheated or criminal supporter of this or that candidate will do something felonious or (more often) tasteless and it falls to the candidate to condemn it and mouth platitudes about respect for civility, your right to say it, and the rule of law. For the candidate himself to be the (alleged) criminal is a little out of the ordinary. But the age of Trump has corrupted a great many people and shattered norms. Those whose moral compass has long since been stashed in the bottom drawer defending the indefensible piled on to applaud Gianforte’s thuggishness. The Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell tweeted, “Jacobs is an obnoxious, dishonest first class jerk. I’m not surprised he got smacked.” (For the record, I’ve known Bozell for decades and hope this was a momentary lapse of judgment. We’ve all experienced the itchy Twitter finger.) Laura Ingraham chose to impugn Jacobs’s manhood: “Politicians always need to keep their cool. But what would most Montana men do if ‘body slammed’ for no reason by another man?” She followed up with “Did anyone get his lunch money stolen today and then run to tell the recess monitor?” Dinesh D’Souza struck the same tone, calling Jacobs a “crybaby,” and also implying that the story was a “scam” perpetrated by Jacobs to swing the election to the Democrat. None of this is a gray area. You either uphold certain basic standards of decency or you don’t. Some who call themselves conservatives have shown that they are nothing of the kind. To be conservative is to be honorable. These are contemptible, partisan hacks. Let’s close with another Ingraham tweet whose cynicism passeth all understanding: “Loyalty…courage…valor…honor…truth…at risk of becoming lost virtues in Washington, DC.”
  3. Then it really doesn't have anything to do with what I said about Krugman.
  4. I didn't vote for Trump.
  5. Your bottom isn't far enough down. We have to change.
  6. Paul Krugman is "why Trump won" (TM).
  7. https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/webb-cracks-a-smile-while-talking-about-dead-vietnam-soldier/2015/10/13/d1a14c8c-7223-11e5-ba14-318f8e87a2fc_video.html
  8. Jim Webb. ****, I'd have voted for him.
  9. El....oh....el So the Democrats ran Hillary, a pro-corporatist neocon who tried to win by coalescing all the social identity groups on the left. Well played, Dems, well played. You're right. Nobody wants to join a social revolution. If the Democrats would figure that out, they'd have better luck in these close elections.
  10. It's awful. Merle Haggard wrote about this in 1967. We didn't listen then, and we won't listen now: I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am But they won't let my secret go untold I paid the debt I owed them, but they're still not satisfied Now I'm a branded man out in the cold When they let me out of prison, I held my head up high Determined I would rise above the shame But no matter where I'm living, the black mark follows me I'm branded with a number on my name I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am But they won't let my secret go untold I paid the debt I owed them, but they're still not satisfied Now I'm a branded man out in the cold If I live to be a hundred, I guess I'll never clear my name 'Cause everybody knows I've been in jai No matter where I'm living, I've got to tell them where I've been Or they'll send me back to prison if I fail I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am But they won't let my secret go untold I paid the debt I owed them, but they're still not satisfied Now I'm a branded man out in the cold Now I'm a branded man out in the cold
  11. The fallacy is that there are a bunch of conservatives out there just itching to vote Democrat and join the progressive social revolution, if only they could keep their pew pews. I asked him the other day what he thought would happen to all the conservative voters if the Republican party imploded like he predicted. Crickets are still chirping. I DO think there is room for a realignment of more conservative social principles and more liberal economic policies. Catholics would basically jump at such a platform, and I think a lot of Evangelicals would as well. Trump isn't the guy to do it for Republicans, and I honestly don't see any Democrats trying to pick up that mantle (they all seem to be going the other way, combining Republican nihilistic economic principles with their own nihilistic moral principles). But there is room there, IMHO. I know a WHOLE lot of Christians who absolutely hold their nose to vote for either party. People who identify as Democrats but can't stand what the present Democratic party stands for, and vice-versa. And I think this election demonstrates that there are a whole lot more people who are conservative on moral issues than anyone wanted to admit.
  12. Excellent strategy.
  13. Some of you don't understand the difference between government doling out "rights" and negative liberties then.
  14. This one's even funner: