Key kids! Insurrection is constitutional!

 It’s fraud when we lose!

The indentured servants here at Blaska Stately Manor are sitting out the big protest 09-18-21 in Washington D.C. (Lawn needs mowing.) Saturday is when what’s left of the insurrectionist movement will demand “justice” for the 639 heroes now being prosecuted for the January 6 attempted takeover of the nation’s Capitol. We are tempted to say something about being careful for what one wishes but let’s move on.

No word yet on whether #45 will address the crowd, encouraging them to “fight like hell,” “take [their] country back,’ “stay strong,” and (wink, wink) “be peaceful.”

The former one-term President who never could win a majority of the electorate is still crying “We Wuz Robbed.” At New York City fire houses on the 20th anniversary of 9/11! Now THAT is some serious chutzpah!

At least #45 did not bellow into a bullhorn that the people who robbed him would hear from all of us soon.

Reports say Capitol Police are prepared (this time). Fencing is going up, so bring your wire cutters along with your zip ties and nooses, patriots! Nancy Pelosi is chugging down her best Napa Valley vintages, lest they be liberated by the hoi polloi who put ice cubes in their cabernet sauvignon.

Who will step into the clown shoes of the horned QAnon Shaman? 

Larry Elder for Relief Factor

Oh sure, Larry has occasional aches & pains.
But how many candidates can make this claim?

Sore loser man

Trump, as he was in Georgia, is proving toxic to our beloved Republican brand. In California, Gavin Newsom was a gone governor until wonder pill pitchman and Trump apologist Larry Elder emerged from a scrum of 46 Republican challengers. Today is the final day of voting and Elder is already celebrating defeat. Never too soon to cry “fraud,” as his website already claims, according to The Dispatch.

“Does anybody really believe the California recall election isn’t rigged?” Trump said Monday 09-13-21. That’s the only way that political juggernaut Larry Elder could lose an election for governor of California!

Low-hanging fruit even for Uncle Joe Biden: “You either keep Gavin Newsom as your governor or you’ll get Donald Trump.”

U.S. Constitution

A legal coup

The keyboard warriors are prepping for the big day, Saturday. Trending now on social media: Did you know the Constitution gives us the right to overturn the government? We’ll cut the civics class dropouts some slack. They mean the Declaration of Independence. At one point, it reads:

Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

This was the Founders’ rationale for cleaving from George 3. Worked then but not at Appomattox four score and nine years later. Maybe this time? The Michigan Militia confronts General Milley, his arms folded. The head Proud Boy whips out the Declaration of Independence.

“Sez here you’ve got to step aside and let us hang Mike Pence!
Whatcha gonna do about it?”

General Milley stands down, frustrated like Captain McCloskey at the hospital when Tom Hagen shows up with licensed guards and threatens a show-cause court order in the morning.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Want to flummox our constitutional survivalists? Ask them with what new government do they anticipate replacing the one the Founders created?

Anyone heard from Maricopa County lately?

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93 Responses to Key kids! Insurrection is constitutional!

  1. richard lesiak says:

    I read that many people were going to hear Rudy give a replay of his drunk 911 speech.

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    • Liberty says:

      Rudy helped unite the country after 9/11, he rebuilt New York City to its previous splendor after leftists destroyed it, eradicated much of the crime and grit, and helped take down the Mafia.

      He deserves our gratitude and respect.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        Got in bed with trump and now he ‘s looked at as a joke. Retiring while your ahead is a great idea.

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        • Liberty says:

          He’s looked at as a joke only by people with TDS.

          This man has accomplished more in a year than most people will in an entire lifetime. Do you have any idea what it took for him to take down the Mob and to clean up NYC?

          If people want to forget about all this because of their hatred for Trump, that’s their problem, not Rudy’s.

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  2. Mark Lemberger says:

    Jeez Squire, how many bad analogies and metaphors will you mix in defense of your “beloved Republican brand.” Your love for the RINO/DINO Party and the musical chairs they’ve played in Washington for the past twenty years is almost as strange as your TDS mutation fearing an insurrection.
    Six of the ten wealthiest counties in America surround D.C. It ain’t because we like the ROI on our blood and treasure. Ninety five percent of DC voted for Hillary and then for Geriatric Joe.
    My nephew is deploying to Kuwait as I type. My confidence in his chain of command above battalion is nil.
    It was a binary choice between Trump and Biden. Your fig leaf of a vote has worn out. Now you attribute evil intent to him and his followers, to include me.
    And I have as much contempt for each wing of the RINO/DINO Party.

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    • David Blaska says:

      Agree with Mark Lemberger that choosing between Biden and Trump was choosing the lesser of two evils. My objective is to improve the choices in 2024.

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    • Liberty says:

      Agree, Mark.

      “Now you attribute evil intent to him and his followers, to include me.”

      That’s how I feel, Mark. It’s insulting.

      Prayers for your nephew.

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    • nathanemarks says:

      >> It was a binary choice between Trump and Biden.

      Too right.

      When most of the electorate sits in the middle of the spectrum, why must we be forced to choose our leaders for the lunatic-fringe?

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      • Batman says:

        Nathan,
        Overlooking Trump’s personality (tryhardyoucandoit) and focusing on his policy decisions, on what are you basing your lunatic label?

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        • Liberty says:

          Batman,

          That was my questions, too!

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        • nathanemarks says:

          Seriously?

          Well, there was the compulsive, daily, lying. The perpetuation of a fairy-tale about significant election fraud so he could King himself…which resulted in violence/deaths. He’s provided legitimacy to white supremacists in myriad ways. Attempted to extort election-related favors from the Ukraine. Claimed he could do basically whatever he wanted because he can pardon himself. Pandered disingenuously to the Religious Right by photo-ops posing with a bible. (We’re honestly expected to believe he’s a church-going God-fearing man?)

          All of this stuff, and more, has been documented ad nauseam. He’s a disgusting human-being who leads by bullying/fear while plying the margins of morality/legality. You’d never want someone like him (lying, narcissist, loudmouth, bully) at your table during Sunday dinner.

          …yet you guys (Batman, Liberty, etc…) – you say you’re ok with this kind of leader? You think these behaviors are acceptable? They are not. Our very best Presidents (IMO): Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt — were nothing like this tyrant. You embrace Trump because he’s the anti-Joe/Hillary.

          The two-party system has reached its logical-conclusion: we’re forced to vote for one of two awful candidates. Each side fielding an equally unsuitable option who appeals to the most base impulses of their constituencies. Trump appeals to the fiercely independent “fuck you – give me my freedom!” mindset of Republicans. Biden appeals to the fiercely herd/communal “protect me – I’m a helpless sheep” mentality of Democrats.

          Neither is acceptable.

          And the best solution I can think of, is a third-party candidate. But I’d love to hear other ideas….because the next step down our slippery-slope trajectory looks like anarchy.

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        • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

          Perhaps Batperson would care to enlighten us as to The Donald’s “policy decisions”? Advocating for the U.S. withdrawal from NATO was a Trump idea which never came to fruition, thankfully. How about The Donald’s notion of infusing bleach into human beings to cure Covid? Sheer lunacy. And speaking of daddy complexes, it appears that Melania has a sugar daddy situation.

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        • Liberty says:

          Voice in the Wilderness,

          I would love to hear what you believe Biden’s successes are. Here’s what I’m seeing:

          UNDER BIDEN’S WATCH:

          -Chaotic evacuation “plan” that stranded Americans & allies in Afghanistan. There has already been a beheading of an Afghan police officer plus other instances of torture by the Taliban. Meanwhile, through all the chaos nobody can be really sure that each of these Afghan refugees have been vetted. There are already reports of child brides entering the U.S.

          -Border crisis. Unvetted migrants are inundating the border, carte blanche. Reports of rapes, gang activity, and drug rings have surfaced. While Americans are required to adhere to the latest dictate, migrants are not required to be vaccinated or masked.

          Democrats struck down an amendment to prohibit amnesty for sex offenders. They also struck down an amendment requiring migrants to be vaccinated.

          -Inflation under Biden’s watch puts retirement at risk, and is an even bigger burden on the vulnerable.

          -Crime has skyrocketed in cities across the country. This is of course not ALL Biden’s fault, however it IS happening because of progressive policies and it IS happening under his watch. At the least, he can speak out against the coddling of criminals and demonization of police.

          -Revoked Keystone Pipeline, despite the fact that even the State Department said just years before that it would not significantly add CO2 into the atmosphere. Instead, thousands of jobs were displaced, and our energy independence (essential to national security) put at risk.

          UNDER TRUMP’S WATCH:

          -Signed the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act into law to allow funds for peer mentoring pilot programs.

          -Brokered major prison reform that resulted in the release of black Americans languishing in prison for non-violent offenses.

          -Permanently funded black colleges. During his tenure, black and Hispanic unemployment were at record lows.

          -Withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and NAFTA, which has been responsible for killing American jobs.

          -The U.S. became an energy EXPORTER under Trump, the first time in decades.

          -Ran through bureaucratic red tape to secure a life-saving vaccine.

          -In contrast to Biden’s betrayal of Americans, Trump oversaw the release of American prisoners around the world.

          I could go on and on.

          Please tell me how Biden’s policies are improving the country and how Trump’s harmed it. Personalities aside.

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        • Liberty says:

          Batman,

          Not one Biden supporter can list any of his accomplishments in all of his years of politics.

          Trump actually accomplished many of the things Democrats CLAIM to value: ended TPP, focused on American jobs, prison reform, improved lives of black Americans with funding of black colleges, etc. Yet they’re so full of misplaced hate and venom for this man because of comments he made, many that were probably taken out of context or built up into something they’re not (like Charlottesville) by media activists.

          And they call US the low info voters? Ha.

          We will indeed be paying a heavy price for what happened in Afghanistan. Leftist media may have conveniently swept it under the rug, but make no mistake, it WILL come back to bite us on different levels.

          They claim to be for women but don’t hesitate to eviscerate one the moment it suits their politics. It’s why I can’t take them seriously.

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        • Liberty says:

          Batman,

          I’m still waiting to hear from the left leaners on here to name just one Biden accomplishment or at least why they voted for him, aside from “He’s not Trump.”

          I can never seem to get an answer to this question.

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      • Liberty says:

        I think the electorate USED to sit in the middle of the spectrum. We’ve become much more polarized and tribal. So while I’d love for a “well-balanced candidate” to run, they’re becoming more difficult to find.

        Even when we do find people with good sense, they’re rejected by the Establishment. Or they’re drowned out by media lies & big tech manipulation, and by the best ads & influence that big money can buy. Just look at Tulsi Gabbard. Smart, articulate, sensible, yet the electorate rejected her.

        So say we do get a reasonable person to run for president (for me, that would be someone like Ron Desantis, Tom Cotton, or Josh Hawley). Do you really think that after the establishment, big tech, and media gets through with them, that they really stand a chance? People are not only more partisan, but also more easily manipulated. They will believe whatever they’re told.

        Question: What or who do you think is moderate? A candidate who’s polished and talks nice but sells our interests to China and advocates for endless wars is not, in my opinion, a moderate. That’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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        • Batman says:

          ROTFLMAO!

          Nathan, read for comprehension. I said to focus on *policy decisions.* Liberty and I have stipulated we are not fans of his personality, although he did snag Melania so there’s that.
          Were you seeking a daddy figure when you voted?

          You remind me of the multitude of people who when asked why they voted for Biden all they could say was, he isn’t Trump. Is that why you didn’t vote for him?
          Brain dead fools and now look at the mess we are in.

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        • nathanemarks says:

          Batman. I voted for neither of these idiots. I don’t need a party — I can think for myself.

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        • Batman says:

          Thanks Liberty.
          Voice probably voted for pedo-jo but won’t admit it out of regret and shame.
          Trump also got the southern border situation under control and was making real progress with the wall and now observe openbordersjo making a dangerous mockery of our immigration laws/rules/regs. Plus, exporting thousands of unvacced/unvetted immigrants all around the country to cities that do not want them, not unlike the Afghan refugees.
          The USA will pay a terribly heavy price for this calamity for many years to come thanks to sniffer-jo, his demonrat handlers, and all the dumb asses who voted for him in a rigged election.

          Melania was quite successful before meeting the Donald and speaks multiple languages.
          Obviously Voice is jealous, and weary of so much alone time in the wilderness.

          https://newstalk1130.iheart.com/featured/common-sense-central/content/2021-01-19-the-complete-list-of-president-trumps-accomplishments/

          https://trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov/trump-administration-accomplishments/

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      • Liberty says:

        “yet you guys (Batman, Liberty, etc…) – you say you’re ok with this kind of leader.”

        We said that? When? Where?

        I’m not ok with some of the things Trump says; and let’s be honest, how much of that is fact or media manufacture? I will though, take a bully over someone who puts America’s needs last.

        Your willingness to frame your answer as you did shows me that you have nothing in terms of policy. It’s similar to as if I were to say to you, “You’re ok with Biden’s abandonment of Americans and allies, at least one who has already been beheaded (a police officer), with the rape, violence, and gang-banging at the border and the carte blanche given to undocumented migrants, with destroying our energy independence (more wars?), destroying jobs, high inflation, and a son who well…”

        Doesn’t feel good, does it?

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        • Liberty says:

          “nd a son who is by all reports, addicted to drugs.”

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        • Liberty says:

          I’d also add that “you must be fine with high crime, seeing felons receive no punishment, cops abused, and leftist domestic terrorists destroy cities all last summer.”

          Be willing to have real conversations without the insinuations, and so will I.

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        • Batman says:

          Nathan says:
          “Batman. I voted for neither of these idiots. I don’t need a party — I can think for myself.”

          Are you too timid to admit that your contempt for Trump is based entirely on his personality without any consideration for his excellent policies?
          Not real higher level thinking that.

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  3. AdamC says:

    Yawwwwwn.

    Wake me when the Gore people who screamed about election theft in 2000, the protesters who attacked W’s 2001 inaugural motorcade, the Kerry people who still claim Bush stole Ohio in 2004, and Hillary & Co. who claim the “Russhuns” stole Wisconsin in 2016, and the rioters on Inauguration Day 2017, are all retroactively declared traitors/terrorists and canceled/jailed.

    Oh, and don’t forget the consensus of historians that the 1960 election was stolen for JFK. Put them all under FBI questioning too, for daring to challenge the sacredness of questionable voting processes.

    It’s perfectly fine to have 2 sets of rules for voting, a/k/a anything goes for “remote voters” — no verification of ID, no signature checks, nothing. Just drop ballotS in the mail and/or toss them in an unsecured bag held by who-knows-who in city parks. In Dem cities only, of course, funded by Big Tech.

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  4. Ed says:

    Trump lost in ’16 because he was and still is his worse enemy. Then I was surprised he won in ’16.

    However one place election fraud is baked in the cake is Chicago and Crook, hm Cook county. As Leno has quipped an election get together for supporters is a sayanse.

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  5. Liberty says:

    Trump is toxic to the Republican brand? True Republicans despise corporatism and the aristocracy. Paul Ryan, Romney, etc, may be well-behaved at the podium, but their loyalty is not to “we the people.” Ryan’s relationship with hedgefund manager Paul Singer alone should send shivers down the spine of any true conservative. But hey, they don’t tweet meanly, and that’s what counts, right?

    You chose to focus on Larry Elder’s comments about the election. Considering that there are already instances of conservative voters being told they voted when they didn’t, he may not be that far off the mark.

    Elder, who BTW was harassed by white people, including one in a gorilla suit (talk about racism!) is everything you champion: School choice, anti-crime, personal responsibility, anti-wokeness. California is dying and he’s offering real solutions. Too bad that’s not your focus.

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    • David Blaska says:

      All Republicans are school choice, anti-crime, personal responsibility, anti-woke. Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney, included. Hope Larry Elder does win. Wish he didn’t have so much baggage, including #45 — a hard sell these days. But please don’t tell me he’s a shoo-in, but for FRAUD!

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      • Liberty says:

        Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney may be for these things, but they’re also part of the same aristocratic club that the Clintons, Bidens, and the rest of the establishment belong to. They’re corporatists. Same coin, different sides. People are sick and tired of elected officials exiting their seats wealthier than when they entered.

        I don’t think Larry is a shoo-in by any stretch. We’re talking about California after all. But to say there’s no fraud or that we shouldn’t be concerned about it, is also naive.

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        • David Blaska says:

          Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were wealthy long before entering Congress. Unlike the Clintons.

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        • Liberty says:

          “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were wealthy long before entering Congress. Unlike the Clintons.”

          What have either of them to fight corporatism? When you partner with a billionaire hedgefund manager who amasses his wealth by helping to destroy American companies, you can hardly call yourself a real Republican.

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        • David Blaska says:

          “Helping destroy American companies?” By making them more efficient? Are you a socialist? Because you are singing out of the Bernie Sanders song book. How about Donald Trump’s multiple bankruptcies?

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        • Liberty says:

          “Helping destroy American companies?” By making them more efficient? Are you a socialist? Because you are singing out of the Bernie Sanders song book. How about Donald Trump’s multiple bankruptcies?”

          Comparing me to Bernie? Isn’t that a cheap shot?

          I’m not talking about capitalism, which is a beautiful thing. I’m talking about CORPORATISM. There’s a big difference.

          When you make a profit or become wealthy from the exchange of goods and services, you’re a capitalist. Beautiful! I love capitalism. Socialism is oppressive. Please don’t even go there.

          When you partner with or accept money from someone who preys upon AMERICAN companies so that that person or firm can earn more than God, you’re a corporatist. There is nothing efficient about helping to destroy American jobs so they can be sent overseas.

          Other examples: When you accept big tech lobby money while refusing to end Section 230, thus allowing their abuses to continue, you’re a corporatist. When you refuse to even entertain amending anti-trust laws (staying true to Teddy Roosevelt’s and the Republican party’s vision), you’re a corporatist.

          You really don’t understand the difference or are you just trying to incite people?

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      • Liberty says:

        This post has got me thinking about whether the Republican party will unite around the next candidate for president in 2024.

        Will those of us who voted for Trump maintain our decorum if an establishment Republican is the nominee, or will we act as disgracefully as some of the never-Trumpers and neo-Cons did, working around the clock to avenge Trump.

        I’d like to think I’ll rally around whoever is chosen, even if it’s someone like Romney. At this point, anyone the Dems parade out will either be a puppet from the establishment or a Progressive, which is what this country doesn’t need.

        I think we all need to put the best interest of the country before our petty grudges. We’ll never find the perfect candidate that we all agree on.

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    • Mark Lemberger says:

      Ah but Larry Elder is not a true Republican nor is he endorsed by the Beloved Republicans of California.

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      • Liberty says:

        True, Mark.

        Elder represents a fresh brand of conservatives/libertarians that are very much anti-establishment.

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      • David Blaska says:

        The beloved Republicans of California produced Ronald Reagan.

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      • David Blaska says:

        Would be interested in your definition of a “true Republican.” Is Larry Elder a RINO?

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        • Liberty says:

          When I think of a true Republican, I think back to Teddy Roosevelt. Most importantly, he believed in self-government (freedom) by the COMMON man and fought the consolidation of corporate power.

          Since then, the right (and left) have mostly become corporatists. If Republicans really wanted to uphold their tradition, they’d be fighting the consolidation & influence of big tech on our country. Why would they do that when that lobby money is so enticing?

          Today’s Republicans say they support school choice, police, etc. Great, but it’s not enough. Even on these issues, they’re lackluster. When the police were getting the hell knocked out of them last summer and cities were burning, their voices should have been much louder. No, they were hiding under their desks.

          Again, same coin, different faces. Trump’s a bully, but he challenged the status quo, and THIS is what people want. They want someone to speak up for them in a system where their voices have been mufffled.

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  6. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Yes, Liberty, “California has changed. The country has changed.” In fact, both are unrecognizable compared to what they were a couple of decades ago. And the only way to reverse the slide is to do what the patriots of Jan. 6th tried to do, except next time the insurrectionists (a term of honor) need to be armed to the teeth.

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    • nathanemarks says:

      You think that a vocal-minority in possession of firearms should be able to overturn the results of a lawful election? ….and that makes them patriotic?

      The Taliban think this way too.

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  7. Mark Lemberger says:

    Blaska @ 1:52; HELL NO I’m not a Republican. I’m a conservative. Paul Rino got my vote because he had a ten year path to a balanced budget when he ran for VP. Then before his exit, stage far left, he helped usher in the Democrat Omnibus Spending Act.
    I am for legal immigration and a secure border. Jeb Bush says coming across the border is “an act of love.” Illegal but loving except for the 20% of our federal prison guests.
    I am for peace and fair trade but the RINOS are not. I’m for the cutting way back on government.
    I am against stupid wars that where cannot explain our ends and means.
    The list is endless. Trump is FOR all these things. See the difference?
    I am for everyone who will protect my liberty and make America great.
    That leaves out every gravy sucking grifter at the Washington trough. Roughly half of whom are your “Beloved Republican Party” members.

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    • Normwegian says:

      well said..

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    • Liberty says:

      Bravo, Mark!

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    • David Blaska says:

      If you are not a Republican, as you acknowledge, how do you presume to label anyone as a Republican In Name Only. I’m with Bill Buckley: I’ll vote for the most conservative candidate who has a reasonable chance of winning. Mark, you are too intelligent to think that Trump and the QAnon Shaman are “protecting your liberty” by undermining democracy.

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    • David Blaska says:

      Your problem, Mark, is that you would rather have Joe Biden and Kamala Harris than Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. And you call ME the RINO!

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      • Liberty says:

        “Your problem, Mark, is that you would rather have Joe Biden and Kamala Harris than Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. And you call ME the RINO!”

        I don’t get that at all from Mark. I think like many of us, he’s sick of establishment politics. Aside from a few differences like preference for school choice, how different really are establishment Dems from Republicans?

        When establishment Republicans start getting serious about building up America instead of China, stopping corporatism, actually doing something about crime and illegal migration, then maybe we’d stop calling them RINOs.

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        • Batman says:

          “I think like many of us, he’s sick of establishment politics. Aside from a few differences like preference for school choice, how different really are establishment Dems from Republicans?”

          How about establishment Intelligence Agencies like the fumbling, bumbling, stumbling, incompetent, partisan, corrupt, FBI.
          Hearing testimony of four of the Larry Nassar abused gymnasts today along with Dir. Wray and DOJ Insp. Gen. Michael Horowitz, has me wondering how so many buffoon agents are allowed to operate until their incompetence/indifference/insensitivity is exposed. Are there no righteous agents willing to blow the whistle on these agents to superiors in real time?
          Reminds me of the abysmal failure/incompetence surrounding mass shooter Nikolas Cruz.

          On the positive side; the FBI (finally) got their man in the early morning hours when they stormed Roger Stones house. Fortunately, Stone did not have a protective dog or that pooch would now be in doggie heaven. Tough guys…bullies.

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  8. Rollie says:

    Liberty, I’m with you on the negative influence of consolidated money/power on both parties. I would be perfectly happy doing with less cheap consumer goods and even less diversity of food availability if it meant we’d break down the large unaccountable “too big to fail” entities. Like we previously discussed, I truly believe the concept of personal responsibility applied to companies can be a door to move on that direction. Can’t take personal responsibility for what your business does? Then your operations are too big.

    On the other hand, I don’t get why you think Trump shared that viewpoint. The tariffs did nothing to stop Chinese imports, and common sense says they must be playing some part in our current inflationary situation. So we’re paying more but not importing any less. We need a real STOP to importing from China and a lot of other places. Other than tariffs he just stayed to the party line as far as I know. I could be ignorant – what did Trump do to reign in corporate power?

    And Gary, I don’t care how armed any civilians are, they are no match for our government’s power. That’s something I always thought was curious about the modern 2nd Amendment movement: when it was written it made sense because the citizens and the government had fairly equal access to weapons technology. But now the amendment is essentially pointless – unless we all have access to shoulder-fired missile launchers and F16 fighter jets any insurrection is doomed. By the time ANY limits on civilian access to weapons were permitted the 2nd amendment lost all meaning, in my opinion. I’ll only take 2nd amendment advocates seriously once they call for the right to buy working tanks and fighter jets. Without all that it doesn’t matter if we have handguns or not!

    Now the issue is just a political tool, used to keep us fighting among ourselves, just like those in money/power want. This is a classic tool to rule over people and the left and right fall for it all the time. Get the left hating the right, and the right hating the left, while it doesn’t matter in the least to those with actual money/power who wins elections. They’ll act like it but that’s just for show. People with money/power don’t actually care about abortion, gun control (until you try to get a tank, like I said), gay/trans topics, schools, immigration, etc. those are just great topics to keep us fighting each other. They only care about things that impact their money/power.

    This is why I think what Liberty says is so important – focusing on breaking up consolidated power is most important – the promise of democracy is in having power distributed as widely as possible. This transcends left-right and is a powerful idea.

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    • Good Dog, Happy Man says:

      Rollie you seem to be channeling Zhou Bai-Din, “You uppity Conservatives can’t beat us, the federal government, because we have nukes and F-16s.”

      That dog don’t hunt. The Taliban didn’t have nukes or F-16s either, and yet they beat us.

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    • Batman says:

      Rollie, why don’t you post a sign in your front yard stating you’re anti-2nd Amendment and that “In this house we believe in peace not firearms; our house is a gun-free zone.”
      Sounds like you prefer to be the proverbial fish in a barrel if/when things get dicey.
      Your body your choice. You really do not get the whole purpose of the 2nd Amendment at all.

      I have not studied the whole China Tariff situation and apparently you haven’t either.
      Where do you get your news from btw?

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      • Rollie says:

        I never said I was nor am I Anti-2nd Amendment. I don’t care if people have or don’t have guns. I’m perfectly willing to let democracy decide that without my activism. All I’m saying is the FACT that the practical impact of the amendment is completely different now compared to when it was written. Because of that I find activists on that topic who claim that their activism will keep the possibility of revolution in hand are amusing and misguided. If people are into the topic just because they like guns or whatever that’s fine I don’t really care to be honest.

        Regardless of what some consider the Taliban’s “win” (which is more complex than we can go into here) I do not think any group of Americans is capable of violently overthrowing our government at this point in time. Feel free to disagree I don’t mind. I do find it incredible that 20 years after 9/11 we have “regular” Americans openly advocating for terrorism (sure you can use different terms but to me achieving political goals via violence is terrorism, period, feel free to disagree with that too).

        I don’t have a steady news diet, I just poke around all over. Since all commercial media only exists to brainwash (right and left) and sell things just gotta look at a bunch and filter out the propaganda and spin as best we can with our own logical and moral framework.

        I don’t care to study the tariffs, it’s just logic. Tariffs add cost via a tax on the import. That theoretically makes the import less attractive and less likely to be imported. I like the goal of less foreign imports, so that looks good so far. But the stuff can still be imported, and the importer will either absorb the cost from profits or add the tax into the price and raise it. I don’t see much less imported stuff at WalMart when I go, do you? I do see higher prices lately. Maybe the importers absorbed the extra cost for a bit and decided they don’t want to anymore. Theoretically a domestic company will start making the stuff and push out the import. I haven’t noticed that either yet in my shopping, but that’s just my experience.

        Other than that I don’t know what Trump did to change corporate structure, influence, or power. There was that big tax break…

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      “I don’t care how armed any civilians are, they are no match for our government’s power.” Two points: 1) The patriots of 1776 didn’t look at the might of the British Empire and shrug their shoulders helplessly; they fought with what they had and eventually prevailed. 2) The military’s might at the moment is in the hands of morons like Thoroughly Modern Milley, who would rather ponder the intricacies of White Rage or send billets-doux to his Chinese counterpart than win a war. If he’s the enemy, I’d say a good two dozen armed insurrectionists would be enough to send him and his minions packing.

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  9. georgessson says:

    “The former one-term President who never could win a majority of the electorate is still crying “We Wuz Robbed.” At New York City fire houses on the 20th anniversary of 9/11! Now THAT is some serious chutzpah!”

    Merriam-Webster: “Some common synonyms of chutzpah are audacity, cheek, effrontery, gall, hardihood, nerve, and temerity. While all these words mean “conspicuous or flagrant boldness,” nerve, cheek, gall, and chutzpah are informal equivalents for effrontery”.

    All’s I can say, of all the days to be bombastically narcissistic, this is one o’ the poorest choices…

    Quit arguin’ -We need a viable candidate.

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  10. Madtownforsure says:

    Only way a black man will ever win an election in CA would happen only if Obama turned republican and ran, otherwise they just proved they hate blacks in CA. How did Maxine Waters get in? Everyone hates her.

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    • Liberty says:

      California had a real chance to change the trajectory of their state but they chose to keep what’s not working. Guess they must like high crime, increased homelessness, walking on needles & human poop, raging wildfires caused by forest mismanagement, a wealthy establishment elitist who snubs his nose at his own rules, and a clamp down on independent workers.

      Larry would have made a difference and been the first black governor of that state. But hey, no mean tweets, right?

      California is lost. But hey, if this is what they want, let them have it. I just hope the stupid people keep their backward policies contained in California.

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      • Liberty says:

        It didn’t help that Larry didn’t get much support from the RNC. It’s another reason why I refuse to give them money anymore and instead back individual candidates.

        The GOP is its own worst enemy. Like Mark L, I lean conservative, but no way do I identify with most of the feckless weaklings running the party.

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        • David Blaska says:

          The RNC could have emptied Fort Knox on Larry Elder’s behalf. Might have moved the needle a couple of ticks but that is all. When you have a losing bet, you do not double down.

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        • Liberty says:

          “The RNC could have emptied Fort Knox on Larry Elder’s behalf. Might have moved the needle a couple of ticks but that is all. When you have a losing bet, you do not double down”

          Disagree. The race WAS tighter at one point and Elder actually did have a chance. The RNC could have fought back.

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      • David Blaska says:

        Try this on for size: a Paul Ryan or a Mitt Romney might have won California. But Liberty demands 110-proof full-on Trumpites. Result: Gavin Newsom.

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        • Liberty says:

          ” But Liberty demands 110-proof full-on Trumpites. Result: Gavin Newsom.”

          Anyone who rejects establishment politics is a “Trumpite”? Isn’t that overrreaching?

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    • David Blaska says:

      No need to contradict Madtownforsure since he does that for himself.

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  11. Mark Lemberger says:

    Squire, I didn’t call you a RINO but your heroes are. To hook Trump into Qanon shaman is ridiculous and beneath you. False choices in candidates we’ll never see on a ballot is a waste of time and if you consider calling me a Trumpite as an insult I’ll have a hat made and wear it proudly.
    Here’s your shovel back.

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  12. richard lesiak says:

    This recall effort was a joke from the start. It’s over. No fraud, etc. The real test of how far the gop has gone off the rails is the Cheney race. That will tell you if the world is flat or not.

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  13. Balboa says:

    Did a dog just bark? Anyway. I will not vote again if republicans cannot learn to fightback harder, more concisely and be better prepared to answer questions. What made Reagan so great was he had 35 years of practice or see i told u so in his pocket.

    I will choose to not vote if the party goes back to putting absolute losers on the ballot. For instance, Wi kleefish really, she will get smoked out of the water in 22. Come on. She has no shot at all. Is that whom u want david. She was the de facto lt governor and in wi it means nothing. I hope u find away to reconcile that trump will still be a big part of this party for a few more years. Elder did not lose because he backed trump he lost because california is a socialist state. Except for a few pockets of liberty is has been taken over massive corrupt globalist socialists. Elder was going to lose regardless. Equal misery for folks. But no more bad tweets or controversial ideas. The orange dulce haunts your dreams. Bring it on.

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    • Liberty says:

      “Elder did not lose because he backed trump he lost because california is a socialist state.”

      Precisely! California has regressed dramatically in the past few decades. If voters enjoy crime, homeless encampments in their neighborhoods, walking on needles, forest fires brought on by poor forest management, being dictated to by an elitist who can’t follow his own rules, and failing schools, let them have it.

      Progressives have ruined a beautiful state and everyone who voted for that needs to stay in California and deal with the after-effects. Yet limousine liberals and idealogues will be some of the first to leave the state when it turns to complete garbage, and they’ll bring their sickness with them.

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    • Liberty says:

      Balboa,

      Also agree that Republicans need to fight harder. An occasional hash-tagged Tweet from the Leader is just not going to cut it. We’re dealing with people who want to turn the country into a Socialist utopia. We need fighters, not wimps.

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    • David Blaska says:

      Balboa would rather have Newsom and A.O.C. than Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney. Sometimes, my fine feathered friend, a bunt single is better than a deep fly ball to center field.

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  14. Balboa says:

    Don’t get me wrong we need out spoken fighters but they have to be clear and concise with the occasional Haymaker. Let progs dig there own graves and ask poignant questions back at them. Perfect example, Miss Vickie asking the simple question, do u think there is an conspiracy at this hearing congress woman? That melted that progs mind and she became unhinged at a hearing. Also bury them with own words in attack ads during campaigns. Lastly know your role and insulate from attacks, some people are better at crafting legislation than debate, put the correct people in correct roles. Then collectively have each others backs. But for gods sake keep fighting, do not slink away from challenges, roadblocks and put America and Americans first always.

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  15. richard lesiak says:

    Why are all of you so whacked out about Newsom? Right here at home Vos is handing out money to Gableman by the bucket full. For what? What has he done? Nothing. A million and counting . When it’s over there will still be nothing. There’s the fraud your looking for; right in front of your faces. Fiscal responsible republicans; My A$$.

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  16. Balboa says:

    Liberty, did u hear a dog barking?

    Can or does sean duffy want to step back into the ring for governor. His charisma and steadfast leadership could have a chance to lead wisconsin to much better times

    Sean please run

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  17. Mark Lemberger says:

    Liberty for RNC Chairman!
    Every politician that can be bought off… will be.
    Donors, vote bartering, earmarks maybe a bit of time at the money gusher.
    Everyone forgets the message. “I am a leader and I fight. Here’s my proof.” Trump understood this and won despite the entire freaking establishment giving him a 6-8% chance of winning He blew away the Washington Party, the Swamp and every political consultant ever born. He saw and avoided the traps set up by the unIntelligence Agencies (all seventeen of them.)
    He could look any supplicant in the eye and ask, “How does that make America great?” The key here is America.! Good old E Pluribus Unum.
    Bring manufacturing here! No MFN for China. He rest NAFTA to be fair trade. He called out NATO for the grifters’ game that it is. He crushed ISIS. Got the Covid vaccine at warp speed. Not one dead service man in Afghanistan in Trump’s last eighteen months.

    The Washington Party said everyone is entitled to a house and thus trashed the housing and banking industries for years. The same elites decided everyone should go to college, especially the unprepared. The only lesson the students learned was that higher education can go through money as fast as anyone and that you, the students are going to never get a mortgage given your debt to earning ratio. Anyone see a pattern? Screw the RINO/DINOs.
    Trump! You magnificent bastard! Run!

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    • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

      CNN commentator John Alvord opined on the New Day show, Reality Check segment a couple days ago that Donald will be the Republican frontrunner in 2024. One can only hope. Trump is the gift that keeps on giving to the Dems, and smart Democratic operatives will take advantage of his asininity to maintain the White House.

      “Trump! You magnificent bastard! Run!”
      OK, Mark. Maybe someone will give you one of those golden Trumpie statuettes for Christmas.

      Have fun.

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      • Mark Lemberger says:

        HaHaHa. You said “smart Democratic Operatives”. No further credibility for you, Voice.
        Also CNN has never been wrong about Trump before so you got that going for you.

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        • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

          Mark: On second thought, even fair to middling Democratic operatives can successfully handle Mr. Trump. “Smart” was not a good word choice on my part.

          You have openly stated “contempt” on this board for opposing viewpoints. Your closed mind reveals a lack of credibility.

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      • Liberty says:

        Voice,

        And you’re open minded?

        At least Batman and I have admitted that Trump is arrogant and the furthest thing from a statesman. Yet you seem firmly planted behind a party that’s changing the fabric of this nation for the worse.

        I’d love to hear why you support the Dems, aside from generalities. What are your thoughts on abandoning Americans & allies behind enemy lines, helping to destroy America’s track to energy independence, defending defund the police efforts, or flooding the border with unvetted migrants? Because for conservative leaning voters, these are key issues.

        So you know, few on this board take CNN seriously. It’s a Democratic run activist camp.

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  18. Mark Lemberger says:

    ViceOutInWilderness:
    Some opinions are contemptible. Give us yours on President Trump. I’ll wait until you consult CNN.

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    • Liberty says:

      That’s the thing, Mark. Leftists can’t articulate why they hate Trump, aside from “he lied, he’s arrogant, etc.” Ironically, he accomplished many of the things the left has been calling for for decades. Yet they can’t see past their own hate.

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