Friday, June 24, 2016

Cuckoo Birds of a Feather Flock Together...

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Donald J. Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president of The United States, continues to display on the world stage his basic ignorance. Well, maybe it isn't really ignorance per se. Perhaps he is just so wrapped up in himself and his self perceived greatness that he hasn't time to learn the details of world shaping events. Unless of course it is to feed into his xenophobia and megalomania which he will use to poison the US political environment further.


Earlier this month, Donald Trump was asked about the upcoming vote in the U.K. about leaving the European Union. The reporter asked, “And Brexit? Your position?” Trump replied, “Huh?”

“Brexit,” the reporter repeated. “Hmm,” Trump responded, apparently unfamiliar with the term.

With this exchange in mind, consider what the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said on Twitter this morning:
“Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!”
What Trump may not realize, or really even be able to fully understand, is that Scotland is “going wild” because Scottish voters overwhelmingly voted against leaving the E.U. Locally, people aren’t celebrating – because they see this as a disaster.

Trump proceeded to hold a press conference in Scotland, against the backdrop of one of the most important political moments in the modern history of the United Kingdom, where he spoke at great length, and in great detail, about his new golf resort. The Republican candidate boasted about refurbished holes on his course, plumbing, putting greens, and zoning considerations.

Even by the low standards of Donald J. Trump, it was among the most baffling press conferences anyone has ever seen. The entirety of Scotland is reeling; the future of the U.K. and the continent is uncertain; and an American presidential candidate arrived to deliver a testimonial about a country club and how fond he is of the design of a golf course.

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Of course one of Trump's most ardent supporters, 1/2 term governor of Alaska, and failed 2008 GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin weighed in.


If you thought Donald Trump’s take on the Brexit was idiotic… well, you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen Sarah Palin’s scorching take.

On her Facebook page Friday, Palin cheered on voters in the United Kingdom for voting to leave the European Union. While this in and of itself was predictable, Palin passed Go and collected a $200 one-way ticket to Crazyville Station by spouting conspiratorial rhetoric worthy of Alex Jones.

“Good on you for ignoring all the fear mongering from special interest globalists who tend to aim for that apocalyptic One World Government that dissolves a nation’s self-determination and sovereignty… the EU being a One World Government mini-me,” Palin wrote/sputtered on Facebook. “America can learn an encouraging lesson from this. It is time to dissolve political bands that connect us to agendas not in our best interest.


Yeah, like the incoherent Palin has even a clue what is in our best interests. Sort of like the narcissist demagogue she supports for president of the USA.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Gentlemanly Snubbing By Rubio...

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"I have my own identity. I have my own positions on issues," Marco Rubio said. | Getty


Can ya blame the guy? Another GOP'er with some principles.


POLITICO Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not campaigning with Donald Trump in the battleground state of Florida, but he says he has his reasons.

"It's not that I'm looking to undermine him, but I think the differences between us on key issues are so significant that I just don't plan to campaign — I've got to run my own race," Rubio told CNN in a live interview Wednesday.

Rubio announced earlier in the day that he had changed his mind and will seek reelection for his Senate seat, which he had previously said he would not do at the outset of his Republican presidential campaign. In explaining his reasoning behind not campaigning with Trump, Rubio said it had not changed from before he decided to seek reelection.

"I have my own identity," he continued. "I have my own positions on issues, and I'm not going to be out there undermining him or anything of that nature because I don't want Hillary to win, but I really think I need to tell people what I'm going to do as a senator as opposed to, kind of, and that was going to be the case irrespective of whether I ran."


Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/swing-states-2016-election/2016/06/rubio-not-campaign-trump-224680#ixzz4CLxe64o1
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Via: Memeorandum

Not A Good Picture...

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It appears as though American lawmakers have forgotten how to exercise compromise and create a win-win environment for all Americans. Which begs the question, who's in charge?




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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Time To Let Go Of A Losing Ideology...

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“Is The End of My Country’s Greatness Near” is a question I contemplated and subsequently wrote an essay on back in 2009. I ask the very same question today, almost nine years later. It troubles me more now than it did in2009. But it is not because the object and subject of my concern, Barack Hussein Obama and socialism has destroyed America, rather it is because the conservatism I had always believed in has been responsible for bringing to political life the narcissistic demagogue and megalomaniac Donald J. Trump.

Just to be very clear. I have not wavered from my core principles, a conservatism that is far removed from today’s Evangelical, Neocon, authoritarian, oligarchical, and board room conservatism. This weblog supports a conservatism that is based on constitutional principles, the belief that all people have equal right to opportunity, that race, ethnicity, or religion should not be a barrier in anyway, that diversity and differing views are in fact good, healthy, and necessary for a strong society, and that it must be the goal of conservatism to support the economic dreams of the lower and middle rungs of the socio-economic ladder rather than the dreams of the most wealthy.

President Obama, a man I once thought would change America in ways that would significantly and negatively impact my liberties to live my life as I desire has done no such thing. I am as free to live my life as I chose today as I was before he assumed office. My fears were completely unjustified and I must say I am embarrassed that I, one who values objectivity and reason, let myself be swayed by political hyperbole and the pressures of Tea Party conservative groupthink. With the birth of the Tea Party the conservatives unjustified hyperbole reached fever pitch and it is why today, I must renounce any and all connection to the present modern day brand of conservatism. A conservatism that seeks not to expand opportunity and civil liberties for all but rather strives to impose their views on all.

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