Latest Articles: politics and politicians
The Counterinsurgency Paradigm: How U.S. Politics Have Become Paramilitarized
Post Date: 2018-11-28 11:20:11 by Deckard
Donald Trump ran a campaign promising to refill the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison, to bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding, to take out the families of suspected terrorists, to ban Muslims from entering this country, and to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Yet these policies didnt start with Trump: Torture, indefinite detention, extraordinary renditions, record numbers of deportations, anti-Muslim sentiment, mass foreign and domestic surveillance, and even the killing of innocent family members of suspected terrorists all have a recent historical precedent. Trumps predecessor, Barack Obama, continued some of the worst policies ...
Don’t Count on Americans Hating Each Other Any Less Post-Midterms
Post Date: 2018-11-16 05:46:31 by Deckard
Baffled by and fearful of each other, the political tribes remain consumed by loathing and dedicated to total victory.To judge by the reactions to last week's mid-term elections, casting votes isn't the key to settling political tensions in the United States. As I write, Republicans are publicly accusing Democrats of manufacturing ballots to steal elected offices, while Democrats charge that Republicans somehow gerrymandered state borders to swipe victories in Senate races. It's as if the members of America's two dominant political tribes so despise each other that assuming some degree of decency on each other's part is out of the question. So hang on for a ride ...
The Deep State Will Be The Ultimate Winner of Tuesday’s Election
Post Date: 2018-11-07 10:07:54 by Deckard
The biggest myth in politics is that political parties are in business solely to win elections. These criminal cartels are in business to maintain their networks of crony corruption, patronage, and payoff which are their reasons for being. The National Security State, driven by the imperial presidency, an acquiescent congress and a complacent federal judiciary, has destroyed the American Republic. Their parasitic welfare-warfare state, enabled by the Fed, fosters and promotes the profligacy and dependency which is at the root of this destructive process The Deep State will be the ultimate winner of Tuesdays election. One of the great lies about American politics is that Republicans ...
This Isn't the Most Important Election of Your Lifetime. Not Even Close
Post Date: 2018-10-26 08:34:34 by Deckard
Stop freaking out about the midterms.If you believe that a midterm election in a time of relative peace and economic prosperity is the most important in history or even the most important in your fortunate lifetime, you either are oblivious to history or don't have a single nonpartisan synapse firing in your skull. Yet it's now become standard for partisans to claim that every presidential election is the most important ever. Seeing as many people view the president as an emperor, perhaps they believe it. That's one thing. But now we have people foisting this insufferable cliche on us for House elections, which happen every two years in every single district. The 2018 election ...
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Why Civility Can't Return To Politics
Post Date: 2018-10-20 14:09:27 by Deckard
When everything is politicized, everything becomes a death match. That ain't good. You can't "be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about," Hillary Clinton told CNN's Christiane Amanpour a week ago, defending the win-at-all-costs mentality that many Democrats are pushing before the midterm elections. That was before the Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, Scott Wagner, told the Democratic incumbent that he "better put a catcher's mask on your face because I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes because I'm going to win this." It was before street brawls between ...
The Republican Party Abandons Conservatism (Duh!)
Post Date: 2018-10-04 08:54:26 by Willie Green
The conservative virtues remain real virtues, the conservative insights real insights, and the conservative temperament an indispensable internal gyro keeping a country stable and sane. Ignoring the dictum that if one is not of the left as a young person, one has no heart, and not of the right in middle age, one has no head, I have always been a conservative. I voted Republican most of the time, affiliated with the GOP, and served proudly as a political appointee under two Republican presidents. I bitterly opposed Donald Trumps candidacy and dropped my Republican affiliation once he won in 2016, figuring that the party would soon fall in line. I said as much in public, and my ...
Niki Haley & James Mattis, 2020 challengers
Post Date: 2018-09-25 22:06:19 by Hondo68
Former Trump and White House Officials Criticize Neocon Nikki Haley, Speculate On Presidential Hopes UN ambassador Nikki Haley is inarguably the most popular Trump administration official in the mainstream media. Haleys strong support for the continuation and necessity of Robert Muellers investigation angers Trump loyalists who see the political damage that Mueller is allowed to do to the president. Haley is a neoconservative voice for regime change in Syria, which many rational observers believe would embolden the ISIS-linked Syrian rebels and create another anarchic void in the Middle East that could inevitably be filled by an expensive U.S.-led nation-building experiment ...
DRAIN THE SWAMP: EPA SHED 1,200 JOBS IN TRUMP’S FIRST YEAR AND A HALF
Post Date: 2018-09-10 07:32:25 by IbJensen
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shed approximately 1,200 jobs as roughly 1,600 employees departed and fewer than 400 new employees were hired during President Donald Trumps first year and a half in office. Departing employees included at least 260 scientists, 185 environmental protection specialists and 106 engineers, according to the Washington Post. The EPAs workforce is now down 8 percent to a size it has not been since former president Ronald Reagan was in office, reported the WaPo. With nearly half of our employees eligible to retire in the next five years, my priority is recruiting and maintaining the right staff, the right people ...
David Hogg + President Trump = Senator Beto O'Rourke (Ted Cruz gonna lose)
Post Date: 2018-09-09 20:30:13 by Hondo68
Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg helped raise $9,700 in less than 24 hours in a plan to finance a billboard display of President Donald Trumps tweets attacking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The idea is to pay for a mobile billboard of one or two tweets and move it to several locations in Texas to maximize visibility and impact, said the GoFundMe post about the project...
Poster Comment:All hope of a Cruz reelection will be dead after the Trump/Lyin Ted rally in October.
Great Viral Song About John McCain - Take-Off on Tom Petty's 'Mary Jane's Last Dance'
Post Date: 2018-08-31 22:09:47 by Deckard
From the gang at The Right Stuff, which produces the two leading Alt-Right podcasts, Fash the Nation and The Daily Shoah. Maverick man from an Arizona town, It's finally time to put him in the ground Gang of fourteen, gang of eight, The one republican CNN can't hate He went down in a Vietnamese town, Sang like a bird the minute he touched down He told the gooks this and he told the gooks that, And he escaped untouched thanks to dear old dad Last dance for John McCain, One based tumor in the brain, I feel Charlie creepin' in, and I'm Singin at the Hanoi Hilton Well I don't know what you've been told, Why do evil men always get to grow old? His planes are blowin ...
Sen. Rand Paul Backs Libertarian Senate Candidate
Post Date: 2018-08-28 16:04:29 by Hondo68
Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson talks to reporters on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, about his decision to join the U.S. Senate race in New Mexico. (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras) The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing the Gary Johnson's Libertarian campaign for U.S. Senate in the state of New Mexico. In a news release Tuesday, Paul shunned the Republican nominee and announced his support for Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico who ran for president as a Libertarian in 2012 and 2016. Johnson and Paul share an enthusiasm for extremely limited government. Rand calls Johnson a true fiscal conservative and ...
Trump Wields Signing Statements, Carves Up Defense Bill
Post Date: 2018-08-25 14:36:26 by Deckard
It is the best of times for power-hungry presidents. It is the worst of times for the rule of law and the Constitution. On August 13, 2018, President Donald Trump issued an extraconstitutional signing statement over 50 provisions in the mammoth National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It was another step on the nations century-long journey towards an omnipotent presidency and a Congress thats little more than a constitutional ink blot. The president now initiates war on his own, kills American citizens on his own, spies on his citizens on his own, makes treaties on his own, classifies information and operates a secret bureaucracy on his own, and, through executive orders and ...
David Hogg says he plans to run for Congress when he's 25
Post Date: 2018-08-20 21:31:08 by Hondo68
David Hogg: We are going to make guns the voting issueParkland, Florida school shooting survivor speaks out at the Washington D.C. March for Our Lives.David Hogg, the 18-year-old school shooting survivor turned gun-control activist, says hes gearing up to run for Congress when hes constitutionally eligible.Speaking to New York Magazine, Hogg described his ideal seven-year plan, which culminates with him running for the House of Representatives when hes 25. I think Ive come to that conclusion, he told the magazine. I want to be at least part of the change in Congress. Hogg has protested Republicans including his home state senator, Marco ...
Technocrats Rule: Democracy Is OK as Long as the People Rubberstamp Our Leadership
Post Date: 2018-08-14 12:49:05 by Deckard
We are in a very peculiar ideological and political place in which Democracy (oh sainted Democracy) is a very good thing, unless the voters reject the technocrat class's leadership. Then the velvet gloves come off. From the perspective of the elites and their technocrat apparatchiks, elections have only one purpose: to rubberstamp their leadership. As a general rule, this is easily managed by spending hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising and bribes to the cartels and insider fiefdoms who pony up most of the cash. This is why incumbents win the vast majority of elections. Once in power, they issue the bribes and payoffs needed to guarantee funding next election cycle. The ...
2020: Oddsmakers Favoring Kamala Harris to Win Dem Presidential Nomination
Post Date: 2018-08-09 17:38:26 by nolu chan
2020: Oddsmakers Favoring Kamala Harris to Win Dem Presidential Nomination by Tony Lee Breitbart 9 Aug 2018 Top oddsmakers have Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as the early favorite to win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. According to a Wednesday evening report in the San Francisco Chronicle, on Oddshark, Harris has surged into a tie with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the best Democratic odds to win the 2020 presidential election. The report also notes that Oddschecker, which compares betting odds across various sites and sportsbooks, gives Harris 9/2 odds to win the Democratic nomination, followed by Joe Biden with 11/2 odds. President Donald Trump, ...
Becoming an Illegal Alien - 'I Know a Good Deal When I See One'
Post Date: 2018-08-07 20:16:52 by Hondo68
FORMS ARE GOING FAST - SIGN UP TODAY! Becoming an Illegal (An actual letter from an Oregon resident sent to his Senator) Dear Senator Wyden, The Honourable Mr. Wyden, As a native Oregonian and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien, and they referred me to you. My primary reason for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted. If my understanding of this bill is accurate, as an illegal alien who has ...
Glenn Jacobs, aka Kane of WWE, takes home Knox County mayoral race
Post Date: 2018-08-03 01:23:31 by Hondo68
Glenn Jacobs, the towering 6-foot-8 giant of a professional wrestler best known as Kane in the WWE, has won an election to determine the next mayor of Knox County in Tennessee on Thursday night.Jacobs, 51, had nearly two-thirds of the more than 80,000 total ballots cast, according to Knoxville ABC affiliate WATE. He was opposing Democratic nominee Linda Haney in the heavily Republican Knox County.It was a far cry from Jacobs' victory in the Republican primary race, which he won by just 23 votes back in May over Knox County commissioner Brad Anders.In a professional wrestling career that stretches back to the early 1990s, Jacobs became one of the longest-tenured performers in WWE ...
Republicans abuzz over Schmidt's divorce from GOP
Post Date: 2018-08-01 09:18:26 by Willie Green
Steve Schmidt's public break from the GOP and quiet departure from his corporate PR gig earlier this summer are fueling speculation in Republican circles that that hell advise a presidential bid by his longtime client, former Starbucks chief Howard Schultz, or another Democratic candidate in 2020. Questions about Schmidts future began to swirl in June when he announced his departure from the GOP in a series of tweets embracing the Democratic Party. It was a rare act of defiance in a party that has mostly fallen in line behind President Donald Trump one that has many Republicans talking about what exactly Schmidt plans to do next. Working for a Schultz campaign would ...
Relax, Boomers: Socialism Is Good Now
Post Date: 2018-07-29 20:13:56 by Willie Green
Its a shame that Merwin K. Harts life has drifted into obscurity, because in his prime he was a real dazzler, one of the brightest stars from the Golden Age of American Paranoia. In the 1940s and 1950s, Hart ran an organization called The National Economic Council. Neither a government agency nor a laboratory for research, the NEC served as a propaganda funnel for the anxieties of the postwar corporate elite. Men of fortune, like the du Ponts (chemical magnates) and the Pews (of Charitable Trust fanfare) would turn over large sums of money to Hart, who would in turn blast out warnings about the three million immigrants who had entered the country ...
Why is libertarianism wrong?
Post Date: 2018-07-29 04:49:27 by Gatlin
Why is libertarianism wrong? leftmargin="30" topmargin="40" bgcolor="white" LINK="navy" VLINK ="gray"> Why is libertarianism wrong? The origins, background, values, effects, and defects of libertarianism. Some sections are unavoidably abstract, but at the end some irreducible value conflicts are clearly stated. Note that this is not intended as a formal argument with libertarians: as explained below, there are no shared premises for such an argument. If you are a libertarian, it is pointless for you to read this: go somewhere else. > origins Libertarianism is part of the Anglo-American liberal tradition in political ...
Top 10 Libertarian Lies
Post Date: 2018-07-28 06:23:13 by Gatlin
For a short time, it seemed like the libertarian cancer in American politics was finally dead. Rand Paul, the supposedly electable and hip son of Ron Paul, ended his train wreck of a campaign after a pathetic showing at the polls. The Republicans instead chose Donald Trump, the least libertarian candidate in the race. On the Democratic side, democratic socialist Bernie Sanders built a massive movement around his decidedly anti-libertarian ideas.But I should have known better than to discount the corporate class. Led by the Koch brothers, the 1% did not give up on their capitalist agenda. As their traditional Republican venues disappeared, they headed to their last resort: the Libertarian ...
Another Reason Why You Should Loathe Everything about Politics and Politicians
Post Date: 2018-07-27 09:49:39 by Deckard
A D.C. lawyer/political hack named Lanny Davis spent eight years on cable television defending Bill Clintons assaults, molestations, and accusations of rape of various women, and verbally attacking the women on television. Hes back on TV portraying himself as Your Moral Superior by broadcasting a tape that Trumps former sleazeball lawyer (the most common kind) made of him and his client, Trump, discussing an alleged payment to a woman to keep quite about an affair long before Trump ran for president. Lanny is now Every Womans Defender and a champion of the Me Too movement. Word of advice: If you discover that your lawyer is ...
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