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WHY IS JOHN KASICH SMILING?

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS on 23/11/2016 by Robin Naismith Green

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The title is a tease isn’t it?

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I have to admit two things. One I hate politics and two it would take a miracle to keep Donald Trump from becoming the 45th President of the United States. A miracle yes, but it isn’t impossible. No Hillary Clinton is done but the Electoral College does not meet until 19 December 2016 in the fifty state capitals to cast their votes for President and Vice President. If one or many change their votes they would called “faithless electors.” In US history there have been 157 of these so called faithless electors. Were enough Democrats and Republicans to come together and forced the vote to the House where each state would have one vote.

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Here’s a scenario. Fifty GOP electors, which would be a record, shift their votes from Trump to John Kasich, say. Let’s say they are joined by an equal number of Clinton electors. Now that would trigger a vote in the House and the GOP controlled House would have the tool it needs to make John Kasich, a wise choice, the 45th President of the United States.

So now you can watch and wait to see if that man has an even bigger reason to smile.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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AN EPISTLE TO WHITE RURAL AMERICAN VOTERS WHO MIGHT THINK THEY WERE DUPED BY DONALD TRUMP

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, DUPED TRUMP VOTERS, HOT MESS, IMPEACHMENT, IN HINDSIGHT, POLITICS, PRESIDENT OBAMA, PRESIDENT TRUMP on 23/11/2016 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Greetings rural white American Trump voters who thought they would wake up this morning to news that materials were being rushed to the southern border to build the wall!

You’ve gotten what you wanted; finally your guy the one who resonated with your anger at the social and demographic change still ongoing in America has given you a colossal victory. Fear of the Liberals coming to take your guns, your Bibles and your unearned right to be treated better than everyone else based solely on the color of your skin have all been swept away like a sand castle in a rising tide. But it isn’t all unicorns and rainbows, well bad analogy. Let me try that again. It isn’t all chewing tobacco and shotgun shells this morning is it? There’s a nagging little sound in the periphery of your hearing and a faint yet deep ache starting in the middle of your chests. Even the least intelligent human beings get this when they are starting to feel that their perceived reality isn’t actually real.

Donald Trump is the President-elect not a magician. If you really believed that this man would build a wall on the border with Mexico, deport all undocumented aliens in the United States and cease to allow Muslims to enter the United States well then you have been duped. And it’s not just on issues that were impossible like those; there will be many more disappointments and missteps in the coming weeks prior to the inauguration. There are many questions that need to be answered about the Trump Foundation, about how his daughter Ivanka can run his organization and yet have a place at the transition table and how the man will handle adversity and negative commentary prior to becoming President.

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In Hindsight
To you, white slightly less angry white voter, you still can console yourself over Thanksgiving dinner surrounded proudly by your spouses, in laws and meth addict adult kids and their children in your double wide trailer that you helped to hold back the rampaging tornado of Liberalism in the USA for four years. That won’t be indigestion that you feel as you crack your fifth Pabst Blue Ribbon while watching football tomorrow. That ache in your chest is the knowledge that I am here with my colleagues watching every step that Donald Trump takes during his time in the White House. And this I can promise you; if you think conservatives angered about having a Progressive man of color in the White House fought dirty with lies and half truths about Barack Obama wait until I start in on Donald Trump with actual facts and his own words.

Pax Terra!

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THE VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY THEORY: A NAME THAT MUST NOT BE UTTERED: CARL D COOPER

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, BIGOTED POPULISM, CLINTON CONSPIRACY THEORIES, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IDIOT OF THE DAY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, TRUMPISM on 30/05/2016 by sarahbloch

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Ah yes, it is the political silly season yet again. This year the race will be made even more silly by the fact that a Clinton is the presumptive Democratic party nominee and that a raging egomaniac tapping into the populist bigotry of white Baby Boomers in the form of billionaire (?) Donald Trump has hijacked the GOP nomination. Those in the darkest corners of the conservative Internet are coming forward with refreshed notions that the Clintons are not just an American political power, but an amoral family that will kill to maintain their political power, privilege and position.

Just today I read another blurb at Views From The Right Side where the murder of Mary Caitrin Mahoney, a former Clinton White House intern, in 1997 has been trotted out as a “suspicious” murder since it had a quaternary connection to President Clinton. The comments at VFRS quote without credit a blog called The Political Insider which writes about these decades old conspiracy theories as if they are fresh news.

The case of Mary Caitrin Mahoney, however has not only been solved but the killer, Carl D. Cooper is now currently in prison after pleading guilty not recently but in 199 to the triple homicide at a Georgetown Starbucks. This fact will never convince those that hate the Clintons because it is simply easier to believe in the unseen lie than the clearly visible Truth.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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WHAT THE TRUMP CANDIDACY REALLY MEANS

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, DONALD TRUMP on 17/05/2016 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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Let us be done with the obvious in regard to the 2016 race for the White House. This election cycle has been different from any other since World War 2. The changes in both the Democratic and the Republican parties over the past twenty years are fully manifest in the fact that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the presumptive nominees of their respective parties. Finally, the insanity, unpredictability and mudslinging have just begun.

Those things said, I believe that it is important to understand just how the American political system, rooted in two polarized parties arrived at this place in 2016. The Donald Trump candidacy did not come about because of ObamaCare, or due to the Culture War victories won by Progressives. The true naissance of Trump’s resonance with the estimated 30 million who support him is the effective dismantling of the coalition of voters who called themselves four short years ago Conservatives.

Many of my colleagues here would disagree with me, most notably with H L Mencken leading the pack, but the GOP will survive the 2016 election cycle. Conservatism, as a bulwark against Progressive technology and civil rights driven change, will not survive as a component of the GOP what rises out of this election whether they are victorious or defeated. Donald J Trump, billionaire real estate developer cum GOP nominee is by no means a conservative. He has said in town halls and interviews many things to appease the last vestiges of the Moral Majority on the Culture War issues of abortion and Christianity. Most of these comments and tweets have been taken with a grain of salt.

What Trump has done is find a commonality that goes beyond the Culture Wars and moves more toward what many Conservatives really desired and that is a strongman who will give them, in their limited remaining years on Terra a levee against the rising waters of Progressive Socialism which are sure to come by the middle of the 21st Century. Supporters of Trump do not want to feel better about the playing field being tilted away from white middle aged Christian men; they simply wish for the swift roller coaster of American society to slow down as they prepare to get off. Mencken to his credit said to me last night, “Trump’s campaign slogan could easily have been, ‘White men want to feel like they have all the Power! Again!'”

I agree with that fully. At no political time in American history in the last 80 years have middle class white Christian Americans suffered economically than they have over the last ten years. Their sons and daughters have been used as pawns in wars for oil in the Middle East brought forth from a GOP administration. They have lost their houses, cars, jobs and status at a dizzying rate [despite the fact that every recession in American history has deeply affected blacks, Latinos and women as white males were protected in their jobs.–F.S.]. As a demon journalist I would remiss in my duty if I did not acknowledge how difficult this past Great Recession was on those of a mindset to support Trump.

This brings me the cause of the Great Recession; that many of those white Christian Conservative males bought into the grand scheme to buy houses with no down payment and no collateral. Knowing this there is still the meme purported by Conservative media, bloggers and pundits, that poor blacks, Latinos and single mothers via the Community Reinvestment Act were the cause of the housing collapse. Clearly, this is not the case when you consider how many more private sector loans were bundled into derivatives which profited banks until the music stopped on 15 September 2008. One does need to remember that for Trump supporters facts matter less than the feeling that one is “winning”.

While they say they want America to be great again Trump supporters forget two important facts. One, that America is still a great nation, despite the GOP’s ill treatment of President Obama whom I feel will be seen as one of the greatest presidents in American history and its intractability on civil rights issues as it relates to the LGBTQ community. Second, if these 30 million angry people, most of them white male and over the age of 50 by the polling data, who support Trump want to relive the greatest economic prosperity of their lifetimes they would vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton and every Progressive they could in November. Alas, I know this not to be the case because they would rather have the near invincible feelings they had a teenagers in the post Vietnam era when being white Christian and male had a value that went beyond simply being a Human Being than to revisit the Clinton prosperity of the 1990s. And thus, you have the reality TV star businessman the de facto future leader of the GOP running against a Clinton in the last election that will have two parties in contention for the White House. Like it or not Reince Priebus, the third party which costs the GOP national power, and possibly a fourth party if the Clinton first term does not result in movement toward greater Progressive Socialism, is being birthed even as I write this article.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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MITT ROMNEY WILL NOT ATTEND THE 2016 GOP CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, 2016 US ELECTION, DONALD TRUMP, MITT ROMNEY on 05/05/2016 by sarahbloch

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Just a few minutes ago, The Washington Post reported that for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will not attend the 2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. this announcement magnifies the rift within the GOP caused by the emergence of Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee after his victory this past Tuesday in the Indiana primary. Romney’s absence follows the announcements by the last two GOP Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush that they would not be aiding Trump during the campaign.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
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THE SATURDAY MODEST PROPOSAL: A FEW MARKETING IDEAS TO HELP THE GOP WITH THEIR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, 2016 US ELECTION, DONALD TRUMP, GOP, GOP 2016 CAMPAIGN, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, TED CRUZ on 26/03/2016 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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It seems like it has been forever since the GOP occupied the White House doesn’t it? The GOP seems to be mired in the same swamp that the Democrats found themselves flailing in 1984 and 1988. Mondale and Dukakis were good men but presidential candidates? In hindsight, not so much. But as usual I am going tangential while simultaneously getting ahead of myself.

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The GOP base has grown tired of calling Barack Obama names and has left that buffet for the Elysian Fields of cannibalism. Yes, boys and girls the GOP has begun to use the same tactics they once used against Progressives on their own. Donald Trump has instigated a smear campaign against Ted Cruz via a scandalous, and untrue, account of marital infidelity published in the National Enquirer. That’s right the National Enquirer. This comes at the same time as a series of tweets that showed Heidi Cruz the wife of the GOP number two candidate side by side with Melania Trump. Well that’s not fair at all is it? I say that because number one the only reason Melania Trump is with Donald Trump is because he’s rich. Can we all agree on that? The two would have never met if he wasn’t so I think I win on that point. And as women married to conservative members of congress go Heidi Cruz is actually hot. Well in the same way that Kobe Bryant would be a superstar in the NBA over 35 game at next year’s All Star Game. Okay once again I digress.

Here is tip that will help the GOP get back on track and resolve the rifts within their own party and the gulf between Moderates and the three camps on the Right:

A politically branded ice cream flavor.

Everyone loves ice cream! Look how happy she is holding those sundaes! Her day is made! Okay enough exclamation points. They could come up with snappy patriotically nationalist names like “Border Wall Crunch” which would be vanilla with white chocolate sprinkles and a grey cone section that looks like cinderblock stuck on one side with a marzipan Mexican standing on the other side. Or maybe “Angry Voter” which would be vanilla with red white and blue sprinkles and a flaming cross [lit with Trump Vodka® made out of Popsicle sticks sitting prominently on top. The best one might actually “Cruz Cookie Dough Meltdown” a confection of vanilla ice cream vanilla cookie dough and vanilla sprinkles in a cone shaped like Melania Trump’s ass. That could united the GOP in minutes. And hey who doesn’t want to eat Melania Trump’s ass?

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In Hindsight

I have witnessed 15 campaigns for president since I was old enough to know what was going on and this year is the craziest I’ve seen. And that’s just on the GOP side. A race between Trump and Clinton will end in disaster for the GOP sending them once again back to the drawing board after the firing of Reince Priebus and calling in their political forensics team to do yet another election autopsy which will tell them they have to bring in more younger less white voters– and women. But we all know these are the things that the GOP doesn’t want to do. They want to be the party of the stupid, the angry, the bigoted, the intransigent screaming old fart, the mousy married middle aged white woman who is terrified of everything, the religious crackpot and the unstable gun owner. I knew the GOP would destroy itself before 2030 but I didn’t see Trump as the suicide bomber that would do the deed.

Pax Terra!

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CONSERVATIVE AMERICANS ARE FINALLY REALIZING THE TRUTH: AMERICA IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE NATION

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS on 16/03/2016 by sarahbloch

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When we began this experiment in journalism in 2005, right before the landfall of hurricane Katrina, to have said to a supporter of the GOP in a blog space that America is not a conservative nation would have drawn laughter and ridicule. In the years that followed, with the disastrous war in Iraq, the blundering nomination of Harriet Myers, the outing of Valerie Plame and the election of Barack Obama, twice, those within the GOP who called themselves conservatives have recognized the awful truth–finally. Writing at Blogs for Victory, Mark Noonan admits what we here at The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork had been telling him since late in 2006:

The Trumpocalypse is upon us and while there still is a slim chance that Cruz can derail it, what Trump has revealed is that the Republican Party is not, itself, a Conservative party…some of us (definitely myself, included) figured America to be a center-right nation and thus open to Conservatism on the whole. Turns out, we were quite wrong.

Quite wrong, indeed. When our writers told them the demographics of conservatism could not lead to the White House we were insulted and moderated out of comments. When we brought up issues like transgender rights and abortion rights in 2008 we were censored off their pages. A short eight years later, gay marriage is the law in all fifty states and the fight for the rights of transgender citizens is moving into the public consciousness. The efforts to defund Planned parenthood have failed and the laws to make it nearly impossible for an abortion provider to work in many states due to the requirement they have hospital privileges is being struck down in court after court. Social conservatives have lost the Culture Wars battles that they pinned their national political power hopes upon. Now many of them are in the same state of political depression that Mark Noonan finds himself in this morning.

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What remains in the GOP now are two powerful factions. The first and most vocal but smaller of the two are the Screaming-Idiot Bigot Patriots. These are the people who will vote for Trump no matter what he does or says. They will vote against their self interests because a man is standing up at a podium massaging their bigotry glands and saying the things they wish they could say in public or at work. The others are the wealthier, more educated establishment Republicans who long for a candidate like Barry Goldwater or Ronald Reagan [Of course, neither of these men could have beaten Trump in the primaries in 2016.–F.S.]. Newsflash they are both dead and you had one in the form of a calm focused Jeb Bush. These establishmentarians do vote for their interests in the form of lower taxes and smaller government and will be the deciders at the convention when Trump is on the cusp of the nomination they take the prize from him. On that day in June of this year the GOP as a national party will die.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump works the crowd at the conclusion of his second campaign visit to Georgia at the Macon Centreplex Coliseum while a member of the crowd holds up the former flag of the state on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Macon, Ga.  (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump works the crowd at the conclusion of his second campaign visit to Georgia at the Macon Centreplex Coliseum while a member of the crowd holds up the former flag of the state on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Macon, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The theocrats and social conservatives will go with Texas Governor Greg Abbott in 2020 which will be a debacle. The moderates will rally around Marco Rubio in 2018 when he runs for Governor of Florida and Indiana Governor Mike Pence in 2020. The establishment will look again to Jeb Bush in 2020 especially if a first Hillary Clinton term has not seen the economy return to a level of lower middle class robustness. If the economy has grown stronger in the United States by the summer of 2020 it will pointless for Conservative Christian Party, The American Freedom Party or the GOP to field a candidate considering those three political parties will be vying for a 40% slice of the total electorate. Worse,for conservatives, their candidates in House and Senate elections will have given the Democrats a majority in Congress after the 2020 re-election of Hillary Clinton.

The hundreds of “conservatives” that argued politics with us over the past decade now are literally wondering what happened. The last best chance they had was to move more to the center and jettison social issues to have a glimmer of hope of winning the White House in 2016. Now Trump has hijacked any chance of that doubling down on white nationalist patriotic nativism which had divided an aging and shrinking GOP base.

Ides of March

“Beware the ides of March” is a famous line from Julius Caesar and that quote was literally what the post election autopsy in 2012 was saying to anyone who in 2005 was proud to be a conservative member of the GOP. When historians look back to what actually shattered the GOP into three parties in the middle of the second decade of the 21st Century they will point to 15 March 2016 and the massive victory Trump won in Florida erasing Marco Rubio from the election field in his own home state.

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The anger and maliciousness among Trump supporters is exactly the cancer the GOP needed removed from its heart and lungs. Now it is too late and the patient only has three months to live. In June, when the GOP has its last convention in its current incarnation they will take the nomination away from Donald Trump and the death spiral of the GOP will come to a crashing end. Like the Tea Party candidates who ran in 2010, 2012 and 2014 elections new Trumpian candidates will appear supported by the massive groundswell of a minority of Republicans and lower class whites who used to be Democrats until 2007. It is this new party that exhumes the corpse of the GOP and tries to breath life back into the Know Nothing Party to little success other than assuring the election of more Democrats in the House for at least the next twenty years.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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