“There was an attack carried out on January 6 and a hit man sent them.”
— Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn 07-27-21
Like all good Republicans, the indentured servants at Stately Blaska Manor watch Fox News. No one else but Fox is covering the deluge of illegal migrants on the Mexican border, the human slaughter in our big cities, critical race theory, the inflationary economy, or the Wuhan change of function controversy.
Tucker Carlson, for one, performs some serious journalism. But his insurrection denial rang the bell and won the kewpie doll last night. He mocked Rep. Adam Kinzinger for tearing up during the congressional investigatory hearing. The four Capitol police officers who testified before the committee were “carefully chosen.” As Carlson spoke, video on screen showed tourists recording the Capitol rotunda on their smart phones, not smashing glass. No police wailing in pain.
Hannity was worse. The Almighty Trump, in his universe, did not incite violence during his red meat tirade on January 6 — after six months of claiming the election would be stolen (when opinion polls showed him losing) and then denouncing “The Crime of the Century.” Washington is full of snakes and rats, etc. The Vice President must “do the right thing.”
When the Joint Chiefs of Staff feel they must announce they will not aid or abet a coup, you know the republic is in serious trouble.
No, Trump’s hands are clean, Sean Trumpitty insisted, because at the end of his incendiary fulminations, Trump attached a tiny asterisk, invoking his listeners to be “peaceful” and “patriotic.” That’s known as a wink and a nod. Somehow, 600 or so Trump supporters breached the Capitol yelling “Stop the Steal!” Erected a gallows intended for Mike Pence. Came equipped with bear spray, restraint devices, and pipe bombs.
In the immediate aftermath, on the floor of the House, GOP leader Kevin McCarthy put the blame on mame, boys. Trump himself pooh poohed McCarthy’s pleas during the assault on democracy with, “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.” Sens. Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell are on record denouncing Trump by name. Down the memory hole!
Nixon was framed!
After blaming at first a false flag Antifa operation, then the FBI, the official party line now is that it’s all Nancy Pelosi’s fault. That’s like blaming the police for a crime wave.
January 6 was an insurrection — a failed insurrection but so was the Whiskey Rebellion. Maybe a 2 on a scale of 10. But still an attack on the foundation of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power.
Nancy Pelosi did hand Republicans a victory by bouncing Jim Jordan from the investigatory committee. Should have kept him on so that he could knit his own noose.
Blaska’s Bottom Line #1: Republicans are correct to say that Democrats want to focus on January 6 rather than their own failed governance. The putative party of law and order is helping them do so by denying the elephant in the room.
Blaska’s Bottom Line #2: We can’t beat AOC and Ilhan Omar with Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Blaska’s Bottom Line #3: The head groundskeeper realizes he is out of step with the majority of his party. A new Associated Press poll says two thirds of the party believe Joe Biden is illegitimate. Three quarters of the party look on Trump as an asset but 60% of ALL voters dislike the man. Supporting Trump, then, amounts to a political death wish.
→ Trump endorsee loses Texas GOP primary.
As I wrote in my blog post yesterday…
Conservatives need to walk away from Trump (the person & politician), return to the basics of Conservativism and join in solidarity behind a single overwhelming goal to metaphorically crush the extreme progressive’s ideological movement and their social justice warrior foot soldiers. Anything short of this goal will leave the Social Justice Warriors: The 21st Century Scourge in tact and we’ll likely plunge into the abyss of Marxist totalitarianism and Social Justice Warriors will be the 21st century’s version of the 1930’s Brown Shirts in Germany.
Conservatives need to set aside differences like they’ve done many times before and unite against those that are trying to fundamentally change the USA.
“we’ll likely plunge into the abyss of Marxist totalitarianism and Social Justice Warriors will be the 21st century’s version of the 1930’s Brown Shirts in Germany.”
Have you had a chance to read Mark Levin’s new book, American Marxism? Highly recommend.
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Agree, almost completely. Nobody knows the source of the pipe bombs at all, which were all found unexploded, away from the Capitol.
Not likely unrelated.
With no detonating mechanisms, I don’t like that it gives credence to an “armed” insurrection. Who tries to overthrow the government armed with bear spray? I do not believe it was “planned” by more than a handful of people, if at all. And it certainly wasn’t organized. But I do take it seriously. Nobody beats up some cops and storms a building without being serious.
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Not an insurrection but YMMV.
BTW, I think John Nichols would reconsider the title of his book on the 2010 protests if it was published today. Insurrection is afterall a synonym to “Uprising” .
I’ve always thought “Tantrum” would have been a more accurate title. Works for Jan. 6 as well.
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“Blaska’s Bottom Line #1: Republicans are correct to say that Democrats want to focus on January 6 rather than their own failed governance. The putative party of law and order is helping them do so by denying the elephant in the room.”
We’re not denying it. Every conservative I follow has strongly disavowed J6 on numerous occasions. Can we say the same of Democrats in response to last year when Trump had to be escorted from the White House for his own safety, or when leftist anarchist rioters destroyed our cities?
I think conservatives are sick and tired of the double standards and the weaponization of the government to persecute people.
Question: What more would you like us to do?
“Blaska’s Bottom Line #2: We can’t beat AOC and Ilhan Omar with Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene.”
Sorry, but we’re also not going to beat the Squad with the likes of Kinzinger & Cheney. Seeking the truth is noble. Working under the guise of seeking the truth because you can’t stand someone (Trump) is not.
Can we agree that conservatives like Tom Cotton and Ron DeSantis are our way out of this mess?
“Blaska’s Bottom Line #3: The head groundskeeper realizes he is out of step with the majority of his party. A new Associated Press poll says two thirds of the party believe Joe Biden is illegitimate. Three quarters of the party look on Trump as an asset but 60% of ALL voters dislike the man. Supporting Trump, then, amounts to a political death wish.”
You are entitled to your own thoughts, but it seems sometimes like you’re more upset about one awful afternoon in history (and it was awful) than you are about REPEATED leftist anarchism and how Democrats are destroying our country.
I’m also hoping you can understand why 2/3 of us feel as we do. Trump won because despite his arrogance and loudness, he put America first. People see the Establishment for what they are and we realize that we deserve better.
Kinzinger and Cheney hate Trump because of January 6 and his stolen election lies. Cheney voted with Trump 93% of the time in the House. Kinzinger, 90%. Liberty, all you need do is use my blog’s powerful search function to find my outrage at the riots in Madison, Kenosha, and elsewhere in 2020. I am being consistent. Sad that you think attempting to subvert the democratic (small d) process is putting America First. Trump began complaining about stolen elections in August when public opinion polls (correctly) showed him losing. He’s the President of the United States. Republicans controlled Arizona and Georgia and shared power in Wisconsin and he couldn’t stop the steal? Joe Biden outfoxed him? Get real.
Yes, Tom Cotton, Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, Greg Abbott, the governor of Iowa and South Dakota. But Not Trump!
“:Sad that you think attempting to subvert the democratic (small d) process is putting America First.”
Please do not put words in my mouth. I never ever said that. If people are to post here, they need to feel like their thoughts and words won’t be misinterpreted or baited.
What I meant by Trump putting America first is that he sought energy independence, focused on American manufacturing, didn’t go on apology tours, supported law enforcement, and rejected racist, un-American CRT.
Those polls showed Trump losing by DOUBLE DIGITS, which was an attempt, some argue, to subvert the election. I agree.
When 74,000 unaccounted ballots and other irregularities appear in audits, yes I think we have a right to question the election.
Doesn’t matter if Kinzinger & Cheney voted with Trump. What else should they have done, voted with the Marxists? They’re politicians.
Their hatred for Trump pre-dates J6. If those two are so interested in finding the truth, why then won’t they create a commission to study who’s funding leftist anarchist groups, including the ones who caused Trump to go into hiding last year?
Why not focus on these issues instead of working overtime to insult a president that most of your own party respects? It feels like a slap in the face.
Yes, I know you’ve decried the leftist riots, thank you. From where I sit though, you seem to omit other pressing issues in favor of disparaging Trump. Why is it more important to discuss a former president than the current degradation of our country?
Because an attempted coup is a slap in the face.
David Blaska wrote, “Because an attempted coup is a slap in the face.”
Coup: a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
I honestly think using the word coup in this context is an unwarranted extrapolation of what actually happened. There was not a goal to seize power from the government.
The goals that I heard from both the President Trump and the protesters was to pressure/intimidate via protest (some violent idiots rioted to get their way like they’ve seen BLM rioters get away with for a few years) to get the government to send the Electoral College votes back to the States so they had to redo them, or something along those lines. Opposing the approval of the Electoral College votes and protesting to achieve the goal was a fools errand right from the start but it wasn’t illegal and it wasn’t a coup. What was illegal was fighting with the police, entering the Capitol building and destroying property and those that engaged in that are being held accountable.
What we as a country needs to do right now while all this is fresh in the minds of those involved is figure out where the obvious break-down in effective leadership happened that left the Capitol Police so obviously unprepared and obviously lacking effective backup to deal with the riot so this does not happen again to our nations capitol. The DC House Democrats are literally doing everything they can to prevent this from happening, they want no accountability on the side of authority (including Babbitt’s shooter) which is completely opposite what they have been screaming about over the last few years where they want accountability for authority and none for rioters. This is another reason I don’t believe any of the narratives that comes out of the mouths of Democrats, their narratives are pure partisan propaganda and I won’t be sucked into them ever again.
There is no provision to send electoral votes back to the states. That was Trump’s demand that Pence “Do the right thing.” A thing that could not be done. That was illegal.
David Blaska wrote, “There is no provision to send electoral votes back to the states. That was Trump’s demand that Pence “Do the right thing.” A thing that could not be done. That was illegal.”
That’s not exactly true.
Follow along with the logic…
There is no law that states that the electoral votes can’t be sent back to the states; therefore, it would not actually be “illegal” as you stated. Things that are actually illegal have laws specifically stating that and that is not legal and that is exactly how some states “legally” expanded vote by mail and absentee voting for the 2020 Presidential election, it’s what you might call less than legal because the law doesn’t say specifically that you can do it. It’s also called bastardizing the law. The Democrats exploited (literally bastardized) a loophole as in lack of enumeration in election laws in some states, that is exactly what President Trump was trying to do with the Electoral College votes.
Bastardize: change (something) in such a way as to lower its quality or value, typically by adding new elements.
This is also exactly why the state of Texas is specifically enumerating in their election reform law the things that were previously assumed to be the fact so that way it is actually enumerated into law making that which couldn’t take place before COVID and then bastardized during COVID illegal. Democratic Party rhetoric is lying to the people of Texas and the people of the USA. It’s really interesting how prior to the Presidential election in 2020 it wasn’t considered voter suppression that the general population couldn’t vote via drive-thru voting and now suddenly after some state voting laws were literally bastardized allowing drive-thru voting now efforts of state legislature to “ban” drive-thru voting for most voters (that was never allowed in the first place) is considered “voter suppression” by the political left. This is a nonsensical bastardization of the concept of voter suppression, it’s unethical BS. There were lots of state election laws that were bastardized in 2020, Wisconsin is one of them, and state legislatures clarifying those state election laws to prevent future bastardizations of the election laws is fully appropriate and not the voter suppression that the left is claiming.
If something is “illegal” it must actually be enumerated in law, Congress choosing to send the electoral college votes back to the states was not and is still not “illegal”. You’re wrong on this one.
Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and a number of would-be electors from Arizona claimed that the vice president had the ability to choose which electoral votes count. That lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge. Constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley agreed.
“Vice President Pence does not have the authority under the Constitution to unilaterally ‘send back’ electoral votes for corrective action. Moreover, such unilateral authority is directly rebutted under the Electoral Count Act.”
Since 1887, Congress in Joint Session may object to individual electoral votes or to state returns as a whole. An objection must be declared in writing and signed by at least one Representative and one Senator. In the case of an objection, the Joint Session recesses and each chamber considers the objection separately for no more than two hours; each Member may speak for five minutes or less. After each house votes on whether to accept the objection, the Joint Session reconvenes and both chambers disclose their decisions. If both chambers agree to the objection, the electoral votes in question are not counted. If either chamber opposes the objection, the votes are counted.
But there is no provision to send electors back to the states.
As a practical matter, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott observed that Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats would have to elect Donald Trump president rather than Joe Biden. That is not going to happen, not today or any other day.”
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In a way we are talking past each other and focusing on two different things.
David wrote, “Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and a number of would-be electors from Arizona claimed that the vice president had the ability to choose which electoral votes count. That lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge.”
That’s a great point and that case was rightfully dismissed.
The Constitution clearly states that “the President of the Senate [the Vice President] shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted.” I’m not disputing that. The case mentioned above was arguing that the Vice President could choose which state electoral votes to count which was literally false. Does the Constitution specifically say that the Vice President cannot finds a way to send the Electoral College votes back to the states after they have been counted, no it doesn’t and that’s where the perceived loophole(s) exists.
The real problem the case above ignores what was specifically enumerated into law and they wanted to bastardize that by giving the Vice President power that the position did not have. The Vice President does not have unilateral power in the Senate unless people can find a way to bastardize what the Constitution and the rules of the Senate say and that was exactly what they tried and failed to do.
Now there is some ambiguity as to what happens after that count takes place because of the rules in Congress.
There are rules that allow for specific motions in this setting where members of Congress can propose a motion to reject specific states Electoral College votes which sets up a vote which could end in 50/50 split in the Senate and this is where the real “power” of the Vice President’s position as the President of the Senate comes into play. If the vote is 50/50, that’s really what they were hoping for, the Vice-President could have legally sent the votes back to the states with his one vote having the power to reject the votes of a states Electoral College by making the Senate vote a 51/50 vote. This is essentially an unwritten provision rejecting the Electoral College votes of some states and thus legally sending them back to the states. It wasn’t rational to actually think that would ever happen, it was a political hail Mary. This unwritten provision is necessary when there are truly serious problems with an election in specific states – think about it – Congress must have a way to address a potential of serious and massive illegal activity in a states election this it the work around.
In a way we are both “right”.
Again, this whole thing was pure politics and a political fools errand. Those that engaged in this nonsense to bastardize the constitution and the rules should pay a political price for their nonsense. I think the same thing about those that pulled the same thing with state election laws, including in Wisconsin.
Here is a good video from Alan Dershowitz that talks about the posers of the Vice President.
So J6 is the defining issue of our times?
Not leftist anarchy, Marxism’s grip on all our institutions, rampant crime, the crisis at the border?
The people responsible for J6 are already being held accountable, and then some. What else would you like to see happen?
Steve, great post! You articulated the issue well.
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The political death wish you reference is worse than you think. Republican statewide candidates in Texas and Ohio (after commissioning polls} both took sharp pivots to the pro-Trump wing, realizing that they could not win a primary without their support.
The polling data is also being felt by potential statewide candidates in Wisconsin. The hockey loving potential gubernatorial candidate is having a hard time annoucing for office as he sees no path to victory.
This scenario has already played out in the Republican party three times in the post-war era. In the mid-fifties, Bill Buckley led the movement to bar the Ayn Rand types from taking control of the party. Buckley again led the movement to bar John Welch and Birchers from the party. In the eighties, an elderly Barry Goldwater, a Buckley disciple, tried unsuccessfully to restrict evangelical influence in the party.
Buckley and Goldwater did not try to negotiate or settle their differences. They set out to defeat the enemy from within. Today, the Republican Party lacks a Buckley figure to purge these “kooks.”
“The political death wish you reference is worse than you think. Republican statewide candidates in Texas and Ohio (after commissioning polls} both took sharp pivots to the pro-Trump wing, realizing that they could not win a primary without their support.”
Then maybe Republicans need to give people better options, because they’re weary of the Establishment and politics as usual. I’m not certain people want Trump as much as they want to be sure elected officials have their backs.
Can you honestly say that most of who we have in office right now is working for we the people?
It also doesn’t help that Lincoln Project types and neo-Cons mock those of us who supported Trump. In mocking Trump, their also mocking & ignoring WHY we feel the way we do.
“they’re also mocking” not their.
I agree entirely with Blaska about Jan. 6. It was a foolish and pathetic act of petulance. As insurrections go, it was one, but a truly pathetic one in every way. The problem for Republicans is how to condemn it, and Trump for producing it, without also legitimizing what is clearly the Democratic goal of using it to depict white supremacy as the central threat to American liberties to the exclusion of all the vastly more dangerous threats to liberty that they either tolerate or actively embrace. And while Blaska has also been perfectly clear about all of those leftist threats, I am not sure he or anyone (me included) has figured out how to overcome the way Jan. 6 is being misused to deflect from the left and undercut legitimate conservative views. I don’t have an answer on this, but I think Republicans would be better off seeking one by disowning Jan 6 in some complete way that also deprives Democrats of the oxygen it gives them. Anyone here really have a thought about this?
You are spot on when you say,
“The problem for Republicans is how to condemn it, and Trump for producing it, without also legitimizing what is clearly the Democratic goal of using it to depict white supremacy as the central threat to American liberties to the exclusion of all the vastly more dangerous threats to liberty that they either tolerate or actively embrace.”
And that goal is accomplished by FIRST, MOVING ON FROM TRUMP. Only then can we even begin to condemn Jan 6th. There is NO scenario going forward that would allow for the both riot to be condemned, and Trump to be “rehabilitated” and suitable for public office again. Trump is now focused like a laser beam on payback. He’s busy scouring Wyoming for a candidate to primary Cheney. He has a former staff member trying primary a Republican congressman from Ohio who won in November with 63% of the vote. His sin? Voted for impeachment of course! How dare he! His mission is retribution and nothing can stand it his way. Mike Pence? A traitor! Gorsuch? Kavanaugh? McConnell? Bill Barr? All Traitors! He will only be happy when the Republican party is in complete shambles, which will be sooner rather than later.
Jon Burack wrote, “…I am not sure he or anyone (me included) has figured out how to overcome the way Jan. 6 is being misused to deflect from the left and undercut legitimate conservative views.”
Since 2016, we have been inundated the political left and their Pravda like propaganda infused media with one false narrative after another in a never-ending stream of false propaganda smearing all things Trump, Republican and Conservative. The fact is that the political left and their Pravda like media will not (it’s a conscious choice) disclose any facts that challenge their propaganda narrative and it’s really clear that the left is controlling the narrative about January 6th right now. The left (think anti-Trump) is literally controlling the narrative coming out of the emotional hearings on the January 6th riot, they won’t allow outspoken Republicans to ask their questions but they will allow outspoken Democrats to ask their questions, the only Republicans allowed on the committee are the ones that have already completely agreed with the left’s anti-Trump narrative.
What is really surprising to me about this whole thing is that some Conservatives that have openly condemned the left and their Pravda like media for their false propaganda narratives since 2016 seem to think that everything changed on January 6th and the left and their Pravda like media are now telling them the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the January 6th riot. It should come as no surprise to anyone that knows me that I don’t trust any narrative that the political left and their Pravda like media are pushing, fool me once shame on me, fool me twice shame on me. I’ve learned my lesson that if the left is pushing a narrative that is openly condemning anything related to Trump, Republicans or Conservatives, i.e. political narrative, they are intentionally lying, period.
Yes it’s my opinion that it was a violent riot not an insurrection and everyone that entered the US Capitol or violently engaged with the Capitol Police should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. It’s also my opinion that the officer that shot the rioter inside the Capitol should be prosecuted for murder or manslaughter, it’s 100% clear in the video of the shooting that Ashli Babbitt was not threatening anyone including the officer when she was shot, I’m a real stickler on this kind of stuff and it’s clear that it was not a justified shooting.
Who can watch the carefully rehearsed “testimony” of those four Capitol police officers without imagining what the testimony against enemies of the Party during Stalin’s show trials of the 1930s must have been like? Pelosi, Schiff, & Co. no doubt hired Hollywood drama coaches to create that cringe-worthy spectacle of teary self-righteousness. How much evidence is necessary to recognize the full extent of the authoritarian regime that calls itself the Biden presidency? Apparently, the “deluge of illegal migrants on the Mexican border, the human slaughter in our big cities, critical race theory, the inflationary economy, and the Wuhan change of function controversy” isn’t enough. How about the impending lockdown 2.0? The Democrat/big tech censorship apparatus? Enshrining in law the voting “irregularities” of 2020? And to think how close that small band of patriots came on Jan. 6th to overthrowing the whole rotten apple cart.
Absolutely paranoid delusional!
You’re welcome to your own opinions but not your own facts.
Gary L. Kriewald wrote, “Pelosi, Schiff, & Co. no doubt hired Hollywood drama coaches to create that cringe-worthy spectacle of teary self-righteousness.”
This statement shows some real ignorance. No they didn’t hire Hollywood drama coaches these witnesses are coached by attorney’s. Anyone that testifies before Congress should be properly prepared, coached it you like, by an attorney that is very familiar with how a testimony before Congress works, the witnesses need to reasonably know what to expect. The only purpose of this show “trial” is to smear the political right so they have plenty of negative sound bites to use as ad hominems in the up coming mid-term elections and also extrapolate to the 2024 Presidential election if Trump is the nominee, they are trying to rig the next elections in the same way they rigged the 2020 election, with a propaganda war.
Gary L. Kriewald wrote, “How much evidence is necessary to recognize the full extent of the authoritarian regime that calls itself the Biden presidency?”
You think the Biden presidency is an “authoritarian regime”? No, these people are not simple authoritarians they’re much, much worse, they’re totalitarians.
Gary L. Kriewald wrote, “And to think how close that small band of patriots came on Jan. 6th to overthrowing the whole rotten apple cart.”
There was NO chance of that happening and in fact that wasn’t even the goal. That kind of statement is bordering on pure delusion.
Totally agree, Brother Witherspoon. Trump Derangement Syndrome, it appears, works both ways. “Small band of traitors” is more like it.
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This needs to be said.
Gary L. Kriewald wrote, “And to think how close that small band of patriots came on Jan. 6th to overthrowing the whole rotten apple cart.”
David Blaska wrote, “Small band of traitors” is more like it.
This is a great example of the phrase, “One Man’s Traitor is Another’s Patriot”.
Gary, if what you stated had actually happened and that small band of what you so boldly called “patriots” would have overthrown the whole rotten apple, they would have had to face down real patriots, like me, that would have been willing to headed straight to Washington DC to take it back using extreme prejudice. I have zero tolerance for anyone that would try to forcibly overthrow the United States government. Again Gary; that wasn’t even the stated goal of the protesters/rioters.
People that choose to try to forcibly overthrow the government of the United States of America will suffer the full force of American patriotism that will come crashing down upon their heads and anyone that supports them, period. There is no compromising this core fundamental patriotic principle under any circumstances.
People should be very careful who and what they choose to support.
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Always happy to prompt intelligent debate.
It’s well known that you and I are far apart in our politics; but that said’ great article Dave. Looking like a trump endorsement is worth as much as a degree from his university. Carry on buddy…carry on.
“January 6 was an insurrection — a failed insurrection…” Dang straight, mon Capitan. And Hannity is now a parody of… Hannity.
RE: TX vote… Der Trumpster’s endorsements of TX candidates in this week’s elections were disappointing. They juiced up no-one’s campaign. His robo call to voters ? “Hello, this is your… all-time favorite president, Donald Trump.” Kee-ripes…
There’s no denyin’ Trump accomplished amazing progress in his term. But he destroyed his future hopes (and ours) for 2024 in a last-minute fit of personal vindictiveness & unreasonable expectations after the election results.
The Left draws ever nearer to self-immolation onna daily basis -it is inevitable. But the GOP needs to consolidate its strengths, not accentuate its weaknesses. And to move onward from conspiratorially minded supporters and become a mainstream and common-sense alternative to crazies from both aisles.
We should NOT need or want Trump.
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“We should NOT need or want Trump.”
I don’t think it’s Trump himself that people want or need. It’s what he represents and brings to the table, more notably the unmasking of the Establishment. He helped expose them for what most of them are and what we saw was ugly.
I’m willing to move on but I think we need to reach an understanding first. Establishment Republicans mock Trump supporters while remaining clueless as to why we supported him in the first place. Americans have grown weary of the status quo, broken down politics, and elected officials who look for nobody but themselves. Trump was the antithesis of this for many of us, and if mainstream Republicans can’t understand this, I think they’re going to be left behind. This is no longer the part of George Bush.
With that said, I do think it’s time for Trump to step aside. He did great things, but he also carries too much baggage.
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I want him to run again, win again and give the Washington Party hell.
What we need here are several things. What we don’t need are politicians being politicians.
In my mind, these politicians go to any political office with one thought in mind. And that thought seems to be: How do I best position myself to be in the highest office of power that I can be in so that I can benefit myself the most by being in it?
To me, that is what politics is about today.
Speaking as a conservative lower middle class, working white guy with no college education, I would like to see the following in any candidate that runs for office.
Any man or woman of good character who truly, truly believes in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and is willing to DIE to protect the principles enshrined in those documents.
I want a Public Servant to REPRESENT, to Serve WE THE PEOPLE!
I want someone to care about WE THE PEOPLE more than they care about their own status.
I also want term limits. Two terms in public office and you should find something else to do in the work world.
Why should anyone go to public office making at the most 250,000 a year and after 30+ years retire with millions of dollars in the bank?
I’ve worked with my hands all my life. I know the value of a good days work. Many times I’ve wiped the sweat off my brow with my dirty hands, got up off the chair after having a meal and gone back to work. Starting at 5 am and ending work at 5 pm or longer if required. Two jobs most of the 50 years of my working life. One full time, one part time.
I want someone in any office to understand what that world is all about. I want someone in any office to have compassion for people who really, really try hard to make a living despite all the crap that is thrown at us, but still press on.
In short, I don’t want someone to buy my vote, I want someone to do what is best for our people, the American People.
I want someone who will stand tall and fight the good fight. I want someone who will stand tall and fight for us all like the refrain from one of the best songs ever written, “The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel.
“………In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of every glove that laid him down
And cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame
“I am leaving, I am leaving”
But the fighter still remains, he’s still remains……”
I’ve been cut down and laid out in my anger and my shame, but standing here, I still remain an American. An American who loves my country and only wants the best for ALL my fellow Americans.
I just expect the same from those who hold political office to do the same.
Sad, so sad that we the People can not find an American in America to run for public office with the idea of Representing, to Serve, WE THE PEOPLE and not themselves!
Can’t find an American to run for public office to serve the people? No one? Never at any time? Not Truman or Reagan or Pence? Proxmire, Tommy G Thompson or RonJon? They’re all crooks and traitors? Tell you what Bill: YOU run for office. Don’t care if it’s town board or school board. Put yourself out there. Try it some time. I’ve put my name on the ballot 8 times and suffered the slings and arrows. Won a few, lost a few.
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Run, Trump run.
(Give David another chance to vote for TFG. But lay in big stocks of tear gas for January 6 ver. 2)
Run, Ron Johnson run.
(Gift a Senate seat to the Dems – even though the announced field seems weak.)
Don’t cause trouble, Larry.