Richard, the idiot uses the Bush admin accusation to divert. He never answers a post with a direct answer. All he does is change the subject because he cannot address the facts, neither can flop.
They are ideologues first, Americans a distant second.
I have asked flop on numerous occasions why he would defend a corrupt liar like TWBotW. He claims he doesn't like her. If that is true, why does he defend her with made up facts a feeble logic? He never answers. He claims he is impartial but he isn't. He is a committed ideologue fanatic.
If he is an independent, how come he has not once criticized a Socialist? He curses the Koch bros but only if pressed will say he doesn't like the vile convicted felon Soros. he calls the Rep candidates the clown car but never uses a derogatory word about the corrupt TWBotW or the goofy communist Bernie Sanders.
elk and flop, neither of you seem to understand the seriousness of the situation one of your own is in. She has violated her nondisclosure oath and has endangered national security. You are putting your partisanship before your country and that's just not right. As I see it, the only way she can survive this is through some kind of "fix" and that means justice will not be served. Have you guys lost any semblance of integrity you might have had.
Elk, your charge that this is the same as something the Republicans have done does not hold water. This is a case with damning hard evidence and you cite a"possible"violation with nothing to back it up. Your accusations alone are just not good enough. You need to be more specific, eg, was national security endangered? Your charge does not compare because TS classified information was not involved. Elk, all you have is accusations and, you must remember that HRC deleted the classified information only to have the FBI recovery it. Now why would she go to the trouble of deleting it? Think about it. Both of you missed an opportunity to stand on the right side of the situation but you blew it. Why would you protect and support in the accused felon for the highest office in the land? She made her bed, that her sleep in it.
"..for one who always claims the he and his RWNJ pals always wait for the evidence.."
What more evidence do ya need, when the FBI have identified at least 22 classifieds and SAPs that were residents on the "bathroom server" . So who is the idiot, you or the FBI. I would contend that the FBI is more honorabe than the felon in waiting,,,,hehe
There is praying, and then there is god told me to run, god told me to invade Iraq......see the difference?
Pole and fraud, believe me I am with you guys on this HRC security violation and security compromise. My aim is to see if any Democrats will come forward and condemn her actions,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,. I have not seen one yet, So much for the Democrats view of equal justice let alone their patriotism.
Gosh, what a shock, You've changed the subject. Jimmy Carter talked to God all the time and if you asked TWBotW if she believed in God and prayed to God (which is talking to God) she would do what she does best and lie about being a devout Christian.
"right....because only Dems do bad deeds...."
At least for 8 years running in public glare, floppy...."dirty deeds done cheap, cheap", paid for by America.....hehehehehehehe
Re: "Nor is it an option for felons in waiting ..."
Fairly pathetic, fraud, for one who always claims the he and his RWNJ pals always wait for the evidence. You just convicted yourself, idiot.
right....because only Dems do bad deeds....you boys just always turn a blind eye when it is your boys. If you guys only had integrity and went after all....but.....until that day...
flop, if she were a conservative you would not falling all over yourself defending her. You would be hammering her and you know I am speaking the truth.
You mean like Bush and other wackos.....who say, god told them to run, and that god instructs them, etc.....sure GG......if you're looking for crazy, look inside 'yer own tent first.
"You're certainly right about that, fraud. Not an option for a felon."
Nor is it an option for felons in waiting, and career criminals masquerading as politicians and leaders.....hehehehehehehehe
Re: "Denny the menace is not running for president ..."
You're certainly right about that, fraud. Not an option for a felon.
Denny the menace is not running for president, "elky scatter brain"...hehehehehehehehehehe
Ya forgot the magic lamp, the beheadings and murders in the name of "alahu agbag". I reckon, the next contribution will be a bomb vest fabric.....hehehehehehehehehe
1. Billions of barrels of oil.
3. Flying carpets (including the one used by Tony+Jeannie).
Most everything the media says about the "GOP establishment lane" is wrong. It does not really exist.
By Chauncey DeVega / Salon / February 4, 2016
The Iowa caucuses were a bump in the road for Donald Trump’s presidential primary campaign. Trump, a man who is always a “winner,” finished second. Marco Rubio, the so-called establishment Republican candidate, landed in third. Ted Cruz, a theocrat firebrand for the Christian right, emerged as the winner.
Iowa’s Republican voters essentially split their support equally among the three leading candidates.
The political chattering class is largely obsessed with the “horse race” aspect of the Iowa caucuses (which historically have not done a very good of predicting the eventual Republican presidential nominee) and what the results there portend for New Hampshire and beyond. The dominant narrative is that the winnowing process has begun and that Trump, Cruz and Rubio represent three distinct parts of the Republican Party’s electoral coalition. From this perspective, there are various “lanes” to the presidential nomination for the leading Republican candidates.
This is an important type of granular analysis. However, such a focus risks obscuring as much as it reveals about the Republican Party’s policies, specifically, and movement conservatism, more generally.
The Iowa caucuses ended in what is in essence a three-way tie with 4 percentage points separating Cruz (first), Rubio (last) and Trump. While the differences at the margins are important, THIS OUTCOME INDICATES A REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT IS CANNIBALIZING ITSELF INTERNALLY, WHERE NO CLEAR FRONT-RUNNER HAD TRULY EMERGED, AND WHOSE CANDIDATES ARE LARGELY MUCH MORE ALIKE THAN THEY ARE DIFFERENT.
“What have you done for me lately?” is one of the most basic questions that voters use to evaluate a politician. How voters answer, “What do you plan to do for me in the future?” is at least as important a decision rule.
A focus on the horse-race narrative and an obsessive parsing of the differences between the 2016 Republican presidential primary candidates—and the reasons for their varying levels of success in Iowa—is potentially very dangerous because it risks overlooking the extreme, radical and dangerous right-wing policy proposals that unite the field.
Almost all of the 2016 Republican presidential primary candidates share the following beliefs:
1. THAT THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BOMB AND KILL MANY THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND ELSEWHERE IN ORDER TO SUPPOSEDLY STOP THE SPREAD OF ISIS AND OTHER TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS.
2. TORTURING SUSPECTED TERRORISTS—EVEN THOUGH SUCH ACTS ARE BOTH IMMORAL AND INEFFECTIVE IN RETRIEVING ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION—IS ACCEPTABLE.
3. “GOD’S LAW” SHOULD SUPERSEDE THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
4. THEY ARE ANTI-SCIENCE AND DO NOT BELIEVE THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS A REAL, SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN, EMPIRICAL FACT.
5. TAX CUTS FOR THE 1 PERCENT AND THE AMERICAN OLIGARCHS SHOULD BE EXPANDED AND PROTECTED WHILE THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET AND WORKERS’ RIGHTS ARE FURTHER LIMITED.
6. THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SHOULD BE REVERSED, AND ACTION THAT WILL RESULT IN MILLIONS OF AMERICANS BEING LEFT WITHOUT INSURANCE AND FORCED TO SEEK AID AND ASSISTANCE FROM PRIVATE CHARITIES.
7. MUSLIM AMERICANS SHOULD BE TRACKED BY A NATIONAL DATABASE AS SUSPECTED “TERRORISTS.”
8. BASIC GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS SHOULD BE PRIVATIZED AND PROTECTING “THE COMMONS” SHOULD BE MADE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROFIT MOTIVATED CORPORATIONS.
9. WOMEN SHOULD BE DENIED THE BASIC HUMAN RIGHT OF MAKING THEIR OWN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CHOICES.
10. THEY ARE “LAW AND ORDER” RACIAL AUTHORITARIANS WHO SUPPORT POLICE THUGGERY AND BRUTALITY AGAINST BLACK AND BROWN AMERICANS, THE POOR AND OTHER MARGINALIZED GROUPS.
The contemporary Republican Party is a radical political organization that has betrayed the core tenet of “conservatism,” what is a belief in stability in the face of radical change. To that end, movement conservatism seeks to undo the consensus politics of the World War II and post-World War II era because it views the great successes of the New Deal, the Great Society and the civil rights movement(s) as a threat to the excesses of unrestrained capitalism and white male power.
The Republican Party in the Age of Obama pursues radical, reckless, revanchist and dangerous policies because it is not punished for doing so. Why is this?
The GOP’s activist base is extremely out of sync with the mainstream of American public opinion; the party has dragged the Democratic Party to the right; the right-wing news entertainment complex has created a state of epistemic closure for its public that is immune from fact or reason, thus the latter advocates for politically untenable goals; and the Republican Party’s candidates are left beholden to the most extreme elements in their own party…even as those policy positions are unpopular among the majority of American voters.
In all, American politics is broken because the Republican Party has cultivated a name brand based on destroying the federal government. This creates a perverse set of political incentives and a type of feedback loop where the Republican Party’s obstructive and irresponsible behavior is rewarded by its voters—even while the same group of people is increasingly angry and enraged that the policies they want enacted are not put in place.
The political pundits are obsessed with the various “lanes” to nomination (and perhaps eventual victory) in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race. They should instead be focusing on the bigger “highway”—one where the Republican Party is advocating for radical and dangerous policies that are outside of the mainstream of American political thought and decades of effective consensus politics.
The horse race that is American politics is fascinating. THE SPECTACULAR CAR WRECK THAT IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE AGE OF OBAMA IS ENTERTAINING. HOWEVER, THE NEWS MEDIA AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ARE STILL LEFT WITH THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION OF HOW ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S TWO INSTITUTIONAL POLITICAL PARTIES COULD BE LEFT AFTER THE IOWA CAUCUSES WITH THREE FRONT-RUNNERS WHO ARE, RESPECTIVELY, A PROTO-FASCIST, A CHRISTIAN THEOCRAT AND AN AYN RAND NEOLIBERAL WHO WANTS TO PRIVATIZE ALL ASPECTS OF PUBLIC LIFE WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY WAGING WAR ON THE POOR AND WORKING CLASSES.
Something is very wrong with America’s political culture. Worrying about “lanes” and paths to victory for Republican presidential candidates does nothing to address such basic and fundamental problems.