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They are all crooks, no matter what party they are affiliated with. It is interesting to me how people get their panties all in a bunch while playing along or protesting about whatever happens. Politician = crook! I refuse to play, just like I refuse to watch any professional sports, which is encouraged and supported by gambling, run by crooks. Again, a whole bunch of people cannot see it!
It's the way the system is set up. Only the rich and greedy can be in office ( other than a few meaningless local posts) . Rich goes along with corruption and greed. That's the sort of people that get elected. Trump included but at least he seemed to want to do something to help the US continue. The rest seem determined to destroy the US at all cost some way or another
 
I have voted a straight (R) ticket in every election since 1972, midterm and general.
What has it got me? They are all crooks.
Not all of them, and more importantly, for many not when they started. I have known several good people that got into politics. They changed after getting elected. The system corrupts them. The long time politicians corrupt the younger, newer candidates. The older ones have the power and know how to use it. You get someone trying to make a difference and he goes nowhere until he bends, then they give him an accomplishment. He learns to bend to their wishes if he wants to accomplish anything. This is why we need term limits.

This is why president Trump is hated by both sides, he isn't a politician, he can't be controlled. He has more money than they do so he can't be bought. He has a goal, to give the power back to the people and he is willing to pay big time to accomplish this. He lost a third of his assets during his first term. He is not perfect. Do you ever disagree with your spouse? Well then, why on earth would you ever agree with anyone else 100% of the time. I ask myself, were we better off when Trump was in office? I don't care about mean tweets. If he had made his money illegally you can bet your sweet bippy they wouldn't be grasping straws about stormy, and trying to pretend there was a crime involving her.
 
Not all of them, and more importantly, for many not when they started. I have known several good people that got into politics. They changed after getting elected. The system corrupts them.
I think that is true. I met one that quit after 1 term because of that. I am not going to say who, tmi on a personal level ( our kids played baseball together )
 
I was on a Grand Jury once. Two girl friends got into a fight. The boyfriend of one broke it up. The next thing he knows he is being arrested for assault. His girlfriend is in the hospital. When the cops come to interview her, her buddy is there and claims that the boyfriend beat her up. My theory, the two gals got into it again, the second gal apologized and blamed the boyfriend. The idiot gal didn't want her girlfriend to go to jail so she kept her mouth shut.

I suspect that the DA knew what went on. By getting an indictment on the boyfriend he saved the city from having to pay out on a wrongful arrest suit. My point is this, with an indictment the dems can do all sorts of dirty tricks to President Trump that would be illegal without it.
 
Growing up in South Florida, and living over half my life down there, I have come to despise loud mouthed New Yorkers.
Such as Trump.

I'll still vote for him if he's the candidate, like I did twice before. But I still can not stand him and his kind.
 
I was on a Grand Jury once. Two girl friends got into a fight. The boyfriend of one broke it up. The next thing he knows he is being arrested for assault. His girlfriend is in the hospital. When the cops come to interview her, her buddy is there and claims that the boyfriend beat her up. My theory, the two gals got into it again, the second gal apologized and blamed the boyfriend. The idiot gal didn't want her girlfriend to go to jail so she kept her mouth shut.

I suspect that the DA knew what went on. By getting an indictment on the boyfriend he saved the city from having to pay out on a wrongful arrest suit. My point is this, with an indictment the dems can do all sorts of dirty tricks to President Trump that would be illegal without it.
Was this a "girlfriend" or a "girl friend". Sorry, but I have to ask now days.
 
I have voted a straight (R) ticket in every election since 1972, midterm and general.
What has it got me? They are all crooks.
No they are not all bad crooks, but unfortunately there has been a lot of RINO's that have been voted in. Just an example here in Texas Rep Dan Crenshaw [R-TX2]. He looked very good being an ex-military guy who is saying all the right things to get elected.
 
Growing up in South Florida, and living over half my life down there, I have come to despise loud mouthed New Yorkers.
Such as Trump.

I'll still vote for him if he's the candidate, like I did twice before. But I still can not stand him and his kind.
Exactly. I'm not going to invite Trump over for dinner, and if I did he wouldn't show. People seem to think they are voting for class president in high school, and believing the lies they are told. I don't like clinton but the blue dress is not factored into that calculation. I only care about policy. Trump's policies work for America. brandon's policies work but they work against America.
 
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Agreed. My vote is about policy. More often than not, my vote is a vote against the most harmful policy.

It would be nice if I could vote for a nice guy whom I could really get behind and support, but often we don't need a nice guy as president, and I can't remember when the last time was we had a nice guy running. Some are more polished than others, but that doesn't mean they are actually nice; it just means they are good at covering up the fact that they are actually an @$$#*!&.

I've never understood what people mean when they ask me if I support a particular candidate. I don't support any candidate. I just vote for the one that will do the least amount of damage to the Republic.
 
Long ago I found a hardback copy of the "federalist papers". Carried it on long flights. I know what a republic...

What's happening now is clearly war on citizens. Trump? This same enemy wants his hide too!

Pretty clear where to stand, it''s not rocket science.
 

The Logic in All the Madness​

40 Comments / June 24, 2024
Victor Davis Hanson
American Greatness
Most Americans believe it is unhinged to deliberately destroy the border and allow 10 million illegal aliens to enter the country without background audits, means of support, any claims to legal residency, and definable skills. And worse still, why would federal authorities be ordered to release repeat violent felons who have gone on to commit horrendous crimes against American citizens?
Equally perplexing to most Americans is borrowing $1 trillion every 90 days and paying 5-5.5% interest on the near $36 trillion in ballooning national debt. Serving that debt at current interest exceeds the size of the annual defense budget and may soon top $1 trillion in interest costs, or more than 13% of the budget.
Why would the United States suspend military aid to Israel as it tries to destroy the Hamas architects of the October 7 massacres? Why would it lift sanctions on a terrorist Iran? Why would it suppress Israel’s response to Iran’s missile attack on the Jewish homeland? Why would it prevent Israel from stockpiling key munitions as it prepares to deal with the existential threats posed by Hezbollah?
Why would the Biden administration cancel key pipeline projects and put vast swaths of federal lands rich in oil and gas off limits to production, even as it further drains the strategic petroleum reserve? Why not pump rather than drain our own oil from strategic stockpiles?
Why would the Biden White House’s counsel’s office meet with Nathan Wade, the former paramour chief prosecutor in the Fani Willis Fulton County prosecution of Donald Trump? Why would the third-ranking prosecutor in the Biden Justice Department step down to lead Alvin Bragg’s Manhattan prosecution of Donald Trump? Why would the Biden Justice Department under Attorney General Merrick Garland select Jack Smith as a special prosecutor of Donald Trump—given his past failures as a special counsel and known political biases?
Nihilism only explains so much. A better explanation is that the Biden administration and its handlers knew that there was a good chance that most of their policies would prove unpopular and might even jeopardize Biden’s reelection.
But they also were confident the changes were of such magnitude that the United States would either become—in the infamous phrase of Barack Obama—“fundamentally transformed” or force the next Republican administration to adopt such tough medicine that it would prove untenable politically and the malady would still prove mostly impossible to undo.
After all, how would a Trump administration deal with 10 million illegal aliens who entered the US without audit or legality? Where are they? How would they be found and deported? How many court suits in blue-jurisdictions before blue judges would have to be overcome?
The country has become accultured to a nonexistent border. And so, the left assumes, it would be expensive and difficult to finish the wall, to stop catch and release, to insist refugee status must be obtained before entry, and to deport what is likely now 20-30 million illegal aliens in toto. In other words, the Biden administration may sigh, “Our work is done. Whatever you think about our illegal methods, we forever changed the idea of immigration and the demographics of the country.”
All presidents—Bush, Obama, Trump, and Biden—have run deficits and vastly increased the debt since the Bill Clinton-Newt Gingrich compromises that resulted in a temporary period of balanced budgets. But in the case of Biden, there was no need to keep up the multitrillion-dollar deficits, especially as interest rates on the national debt tripled and the service costs now approach $1 trillion per year.
Biden, after all, inherited a recovering economy, flush with post-COVID-19 lockdown stimulatory dollars, pent-up consumer demand, and ossified supply chains. And then he stupidly poured gasoline on the explosive mix by dousing the country with even more federal spending. Now we have the worst of both worlds: high interest rates and nearly $36 trillion to service.
But in the leftist mind, it was worth it, given that left-wing constituencies received vast expansions of entitlements that will be hard to prune back. And unprecedentedly vast debt at levels like our current burden of 123% of annual GDP prove unsustainable. And the historic correctives are brutal: 1) major cuts in entitlements and redistributive spending programs; 2) tax hikes at a time when state, local, federal, and gas, sales, and property taxes—and other “fees”—already take over half the income of most middle-class Americans; 3) hyper-inflation to pay back what is owed with cheap funny money, with the added leftist fillip that those who have dollars lose wealth and those who don’t gain greater access to them; 4) renunciation of debt. We already saw in the Obama era that liberal bureaucrats and courts often reversed the orders of creditors in bankruptcy hearings. When debt becomes unsustainable, historically arise cries of “Why should the poor suffer more when the rich already have enough money and don’t really need to be paid back?”; and 5) efforts to “confiscate” private wealth by giving, in exchange, government “credits.” For example, there have already been floated ideas that 401Ks could be absorbed into the insolvent Social Security system for credit in government benefits.
Most Americans poll strong support for Israel. They oppose the Biden effort to triangulate by revisiting the old Obama nihilist agendas of emboldening the Iranian/Hezbollah/Hamas/Houthis axis to play off against our traditional allies of Israel and the more moderate Arab regimes.
By failing to prosecute nine months of domestic violence committed by pro-Hamas lawbreakers, by allowing leftist campuses to normalize anti-Semitism and pro-terrorist advocacy, and by destroying the once close alliance of Israel and the United States, the left feels it will be almost impossible to go back to the pre-Obama/Biden years. Their legacy, they hope, is a mendicant Israel utterly dependent on U.S. largess—a condition itself predicated on essentially destroying the idea of a secure Jewish state within its present borders.
The Biden administration sought to curb oil and gas production—save for brief periods before the midterm and reelection campaigns, when it drained the strategic petroleum reserve. The point was to acculturate the public to high gasoline prices, to make inefficient solar/wind/EVs projects competitive against artificially costly fossil fuels, and to institutionalize policies that will make it difficult to reopen closed fields, to reboot federal oilfield leasing, and to dismantle costly subsidies for inefficient green fuels.
That Americans paid hundreds of billions of dollars more for their fuels under Biden, that the auto industry is stuck with vast inventories of money-losing electric vehicles that the public does not want, and that the entire economy has been shackled by counterproductive green mandates were considered worth the cost of alienating the public.
The left knows that neither Alvin Bragg, E. Jean Carroll, Letitia James, Jack Smith, nor Fani Willis would have gone to court against Donald Trump if he was either a leftist or had bowed out of the 2024 presidential race. They know no one has been tried on such pseudo-charges, and no one will again be so charged after Trump. And they accept that no republic can long survive if the opposition party seeks to remove the names of its political opponents from the ballot.
But they also know that the left has now established a valuable precedent: oppose woke progressivism, and one will either become bankrupted by indictments or land before a blue-city jury eager to nullify evidence to ensure the accused is jailed and broke.
So the left believes that its new lawfare was well worth the destruction of the entire tradition of equality under the law: 1) Donald Trump has lost a half-billion dollars in fines and legal fees; 2) a court-bound Donald Trump was robbed of weeks of valuable campaign time; 3) Donald Trump can be forever now libeled as a “convicted felon”; and 4) the left has played chicken with the American Constitution and believes it has won, given conservatives would never enter into a destructive cycle of tit-for-tat.
The Biden years did the country great damage and rendered Biden himself one of the most unpopular incumbent presidents in American history. But his agendas may have fundamentally changed the country for decades, if not longer—and will require tough remedies that may be almost as unpopular as the wreckage they wrought.

https://victorhanson.com/the-logic-in-all-the-madness/
 
I just heard on the radio today that the same corrupt prosecutor who went after Trump just dropped all the charges against all the protestors, agitators, and trespassers who took over colleges in the name of Hamas.
Just more Votes for the WH bidet...!!! :facepalm:
 
I didn't read any of the comments so far. But my feeling is "Thank you democrats"! Please keep on showing that you have weaponized the US government against a political opponent. It's reached the point that even the moderate democrats are saying "Wait a minute". The more trumped up charges, the more they are solidifying the right & turning the non hard core left into examining the next election.
 
Let no one kid themselves.
This may not be a Trump landslide.
There are enough moderate & leftist Independents, plus enough Never Trumpers, that Biden could actually pull out a win.
Whichever man wins, the other side will be very fired up.

I'm prepared for violence on the streets of big cities. Democrat cities.
 
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