Sep
26
2015
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What About #HouseSpeaker @realDonaldTrump? Why Not?!

Yesterday, people were losing their damn minds. Speaker John Boehner (R) has chosen not only resign his leadership role, but his seat in the U.S. House altogether. Republicans were cheering. Democrats were lamenting. The world has gone mad. So if I can’t tune out the madness, I’ll join the madness and throw out my two cents out there.

What I want to know, is how does Boehner’s resignation defund ObamaCare or Planned Parenthood? Or get around any Obama veto? Don’t get me wrong, I have gotten mad at Boehner and McConnell at times. Believe me, they have pissed me off more times than I can count. However I have read many articles and no one has been able to give me a good answer.

And you think Speaker Boehner is bad, just wait until we have Speaker McCarthy! We will go from a Ohio Republican to a California Republican, and all that comes with a California Republican.

We should just make “The Don” Speaker of the House! I’m not joking here! Article One, Section 2, Clause 5(a) of the Constitution notes:

The House of Representatives shall chuse [sic] their Speaker and other Officers…

There is NO mandate that the Speaker has to be a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Currently, the Speaker usually doesn’t take part in debate and even rarely votes. As far as I see it, an entire congressional district is completely unrepresented if their representative is elected Speaker.

So I ask again, why can’t someone outside the U.S. House of Representatives be the House Speaker? And why can’t that person be “The Don” himself?

I mean, the man’s perfect! ‘The Don’ can do no wrong in the GOP primary, so he’ll bring back ‘winning’ to the GOP-control U.S. House of Representatives! On top of everything, he can still run for President! Everybody wins!

Why? Why Not?! If we are going to burn this country to the ground, let’s do it in a ‘classy’-ist style we can do it in!

Well, see ya’ later!
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Sep
17
2015
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#Walker2016: @ScottWalker Takes On The Lying Liar

Do we really need introductions or a set-up? Let’s not delay and go right to film:

Major props to Scott Walker for leaving that lying SOB in the video. His team could have cut him out, but they left him in to show how much of a fool The Don really is. Scott Walker and his team is clearly unintimidated by a clown show.

How do I know The Don is a lying liar? Because even PolitiFact has to bow to Gov. Scott Walker’s winning record in Wisconsin:

Then Trump said: “But when the folks of Iowa found out the true facts of the job that you’ve done in Wisconsin, all of a sudden … he was No. 1 and now he’s No. 6 or seven in the polls. So, look, we brought it out, you were supposed to make a billion dollars in the state. You lost 2.2 — you have right now, a huge budget deficit.”

Boiled down, that’s essentially the same claim Trump made in Iowa in July 2015, when he said — mixing apples and oranges — that under Walker, Wisconsin “projected a $1 billion (budget) surplus and it turns out to be a deficit of $2.2 billion.” Our rating was Mostly False.

In early 2014, there was a projection of a $1 billion surplus in the state budget heading into the 2015-’17 budget period. Late in 2014, there was a projection of a $2.2 billion shortfall — the difference between expected revenues and the amount of money being requested by state agencies. But the shortfall was never a deficit — and some of the surplus was consciously spent by Republicans, as tax cuts.

No matter how you cut it, The Don can’t make up facts. Now responding to The Don, Scott Walker noted:

“We balanced a $3.6 billion budget deficit, we did it by cutting taxes — $4.7 billion to help working families, family farmers, small business owners and senior citizens. And it’s about time people in America stand up and take note of this.”

Walker’s first claim was similar to one he made in 2013, when he said: “The $3.6 billion deficit we inherited has turned into more than a half-billion-dollar surplus.” Our rating on the 2013 statement was Half True. Walker cited accurate or close-to-accurate numbers that showed a turnaround from red to black during his first two years as governor. But his claim had a context problem because it mixed two different ways to define the size of the turnaround. When viewed properly, the turnaround fell a little short of what he said.

As for the claim of cutting taxes by $4.7 billion as governor, we’ve rated that True.

So while The Don is making False statements, Gov. Scott Walker is making True statements about his record. It would make sense that a cheating and lying brat would support The Don.

I don’t know about you, but I think real leaders don’t need to lie in order to win. Real winners who walk the walk need only to tell the truth. Governor Scott Walker is the winning leader we need now more than ever. That is why I support a conservative with a proven record of reform.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Sep
16
2015
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#Election2016: What Ugly #Populism Looks Like

People scoff at me when I tell them that “The Don” is a populist and will betray us once elected. His opinions will change like the fucking color changing chameleon that he is:

Donald Trump said he believes Republicans should shut down the government rather than fund Planned Parenthood, the health services group that is facing scrutiny after undercover videos of its officials emerged.

Chameleon Blue:

Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to back off his demands to defund Planned Parenthood.

After saying last week it’s worth having Congress shut down the federal government unless Planned Parenthood is stripped of its $528 million in government funding, the Republican presidential candidate changed his tune.

Chameleon Red:

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said, “I would vote to defund” Planned Parenthood on Tuesday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News.

…[Trump] answered, “Yes, I’ve seen it, and I think you know my stance on it. I’ve said it before, but… I’ve seen the videos. I think it’s a disgrace, and the answer is I would vote to defund, yes.”

That is an outright lie! We all have documented proof! Does he think we are idiots (well, maybe)?!

It is one thing to have a come to Jesus moment, but this is outright insanity. In the space of about 42 days, or just over a month, this man has held THREE different positions on if Planned Parenthood should be defunded or not. And just in time for a GOP Debate he comes out in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood, can you imagine that?

His supporters will lap it up and try to spin this somehow. I am glad he has come around, but I fear this will not last long. I will guess that anywhere between the minute “The Don” wins the nomination and the minute after that, he will change his position on defunding Planned Parenthood.

The true ugly face of populism is mistrust. He’ll say one thing to liberal audiences at CNN and another to conservative audiences at Fox News.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Aug
08
2015
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#Election2016: Agree With @JazzShaw Here

It would seem that the Troll has crossed the line for many people. A “bridge too far” it would seem. For past “The Swamp” podcast guest, Jazz Shaw, this is coming a little late:

Really, Erick? That’s what it took? This is where you drew the red line in the sand?

I need to point out that I really hate it when people are fine covering the Trump campaign and are willing to ignore this or that controversial – or incendiary – comment, but then turn around and declare the Manhattan mogul persona non grata when he finally says something which personally offends them too much. Or at least I would point that out if I hadn’t done exactly the same thing myself already. In my case, Donald drove me over the edge with his war hero comments, probably because of my family history and the way that just hit a nerve for me. But after a week or so I finally allowed myself to let it go and realized that Donald was just going to be Donald for better or worse and that we should probably both get on with our lives. Trump would stay on the campaign trail and I would continue covering his activities as the current frontrunner in the field.

…But getting back to the question I posed for Erick Erickson above, don’t we owe it to ourselves to each ask why this was the bridge too far? Trump’s comments about McCain’s war hero status were enough to put me off my feed but plenty of others were somehow able to excuse them.

Look, Erickson is not known for consistency. Erickson is also as much of a pompous prick as the Troll is, the only difference is that Erick is not a Billionaire. But I digress.

Hell Jazz, I was speaking truth to power on the Troll …exactly 4 years and 4 months ago when I was still, ironically enough, blogging at RedState:

I will hide nothing from you: I was I excited at first about Donald Trump getting into the race. I thought to myself “Yes! Someone with business experience who is going to add something intellectually to the debate about government, business, and the economy!”

At no time did I take his candidacy seriously or think that he was going to win. Hell, I support Herman Cain until the end.

But I have been watching with increasing alarm at how Donald Trump has gone off message with this whole “Birther” crap. I didn’t want to believe it at first. However after watching Donald Trump go full “Birther” on us in the last few weeks, we can’t deny it any longer.

…Trump is not articulating a message, he’s pandering to the lowest common denominator of the lunatic fringe with a debunked conspiracy theory. Trump clearly has no message, thus he falls back on a tired argument that has gone beyond the boundaries of rational thought.

It would seem that fate has brought us three together.

So yeah, welcome to the party. Jazz, Erick, you both know Goldberg and Gutfeld. They just got here too.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Aug
07
2015
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#Election2016: We’re About To Usher The #Idiocracy Forward

We Are Standing On The Threshold Of The Idiocracy, And The 2016 Election Cycle Is Going To Usher It Forward.

The GOP frontrunner is a thuggish reality show clown and the Democrat’s frontrunner is a thuggish liar who is now under FBI investigation (not criminally, of course). I am without words. I take that back. I have a few:

We are standing on the threshold of the Idiocracy, and the 2016 Election Cycle is going to usher it forward. What is an Idiocracy?

The film tells the story of two people who take part in a top-secret military hibernation experiment, only to awaken 500 years later in a dystopian society where advertising, commercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism have run rampant and that is devoid of intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and coherent notions of justice and human rights.

This is not a joke people. The current GOP frontrunner defines advertising, commercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism. The current Democrat frontrunner is devoid of intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and coherent notions of justice and human rights.

In Duck Soup, wealthy Mrs. Teasdale insists that grossly incompetent and thin-skin Rufus T. Firefly be put in charge of a small nation. The thin-skin Firefly is goaded into going to war by the movie’s bad guy. We can laugh at the movie, because no really died. However if the thin-skin GOP frontrunner gets insulted (real or imagine), will he use the power of the government to go after them or send people off to die in a war?

In “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” Zaphod Beeblebrox is President of the Galaxy, a role that involves no power whatsoever. However it requires the incumbent to attract attention from who’s really in charge. Beeblebrox has been rather successful, since he has spent two of his ten-year term in jail. After shortly being sworn into office, will the FBI handcuff the Democrat’s frontrunner?

A real life example would be the Roman Republic. You know what happen. I don’t have to repeat it to you. They were all about the Rule Of Law. Then the games and corruption set in. They wanted their entertainment and entitlements. Then came decline, tyranny, and then vanishment. Moral decay, subjection, and then disappearance.

In the TV show, Roar, a traveling merchant tries to sell “atmos”, a primitive form of gunpowder. The bad guys get their hands on the stuff and make a cannon. The good guys don’t understand and ask the traveling merchant what is that cannon. Knowing what it is and knowing the horrific nature of what he has unleash, the traveling merchant stands before his creation and names his doom: The Future

Does no one else see what the future holds with these two? Does no one else see what both the current GOP and Democrat frontrunner represent? They are the living embodiment of the beginning of the end. They are the ushers of our doom. They are the Idiocracy’s dream realized.

Everywhere I go, everyone says “the people” are not the problem. The talking-head class says that the people are being FORCED to support the GOP and Democrat frontrunner because each party has left them little choice. That’s a load of bullshit! No one is forcing anyone to do anything! Just because we “made them” or whatever, they can be outright ignored! They are a wilfully buying into GOP and Democrat frontrunner charlatans, because they both tickle the people’s entertainment quota and entitlements! Then will come decline, tyranny, and then vanishment. Moral decay, subjection, and then disappearance.

As for the GOP Debate, repeat after me: Life. Isn’t. Fair. So Megyn Kelly was mean to some mega rich guy, who was a raging liberal just a few short years ago and has ultra thin-skin. Cry me a damn river.

There are real Americans out here with real problems. The IRS just robbed my grandmother of some $800, so excuse me if I don’t feel sorry for the mega rich GOP frontrunner or the gullible masses who think he is getting a raw deal.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Jul
19
2015
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#Election2016: Exit #DonaldTrump …Stage Left, Please

I was getting comfortable with the idea of Donald Trump as the GOP nominee. I was going to fight tooth and nail for Scott Walker (full discloser: huge Scott Walker fan), but I begun to wonder to myself if Trump would be any worse than Obama. Then out of nowhere, Donald Trump lobbed a grenade that finally blew up in his own damn face yesterday:

(Donald) Trump was answering questions from Republican pollster Frank Luntz on stage when he declared that John McCain, who spent six years as a POW in Vietnam, was not a war hero. Trump went on to express his preference for soldiers who weren’t captured, suggesting a belief that prisoners of war have some say in their captivity. Luntz had asked Trump about his reaction to McCain’s comment that Trump had stirred up the “crazies” with his candidacy. When Trump attacked McCain, Luntz asked if Trump was comfortable with that kind of criticism of a war hero.

“He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” The comments clearly shocked the crowd at the summit, some of whom reacted with boos and shouts of condemnation.

McCain was shot down flying combat missions in Vietnam on October 26, 1967. He was taken captivity with a broken right leg and fractures in both arms. He was beaten and tortured repeatedly, in part because his father commanded the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.

Say what you will about Senator John McCain’s stances and positions. I would not personally vote for the man in a primary. I can disagree with McCain, policy-wise, with all due respect to his military record. For example: I can understand why McCain doesn’t like water-boarding, but I disagree it is torcher.

“@SenJohnMcCain is an American hero, period. I’ll denounced any attack against his service and anyone else who wears the uniform,” said Scott Walker, in a tweet.

Agreed. To attack Senator John McCain’s service record and claim that every POW is NOT a hero, is just beyond sickening. I mean, Donald Trump went after every POW here, not just McCain. There is no defending this behavior.

Donald Trump should not be allowed anywhere near the White House in any meaningful way. I am with Stephen Hayes here, let Trump run as an independent or third-party POTUS campaign. If he wants to flush hard earn cash away, Trump can knock himself out. I am relieved that Trump further exposed himself to be the awful hatemonger that I know he already is. I already didn’t like the guy for a long time now, but I am glade we can all now agree Trump is just bad news.

When you suggest that someone “exit stage left” that they leave the scene without making a fuss. Don’t make this harder on everyone, Donald Trump, and just exit stage left please.

Well, see ya’ later!
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