So . . .GA6 and SC5 remain repub. 

Okay. So what!  In the last 7yrs the dems have lost well over a thousand seats across the board and now the GOP has control of BOTH the Senate and the HoR -- and now the WH. Yet, are we even close to REAL Obamacare repeal; or tax reform?  No.  Are we closer to REAL spending cuts or a Balanced Budget?  Nuh-uh. How about the runaway costs of SocSec; any closer to any reform there?  HAH!

So, excuse me for not popping the bubbly over the GA or SC "wins".  I grade on actual legislative RESULTS - not merely on intentions.  We get enough of that w/ the bullsh*t COMMON CORE education system.

That's my not-so-humble opinion!

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Pat

I think maybe it was you who recently wondered how Greece is doing, on not sure which thread...

Conservatives regain control in Greece

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/conservatives-regain-control-i...

Interesting excerpts;

. Greece elected a conservative government on a promise to cut taxes and spur economic growth, initial results showed, ejecting a left-wing government that couldn’t deliver an end to the country’s long economic slump.

The center-right New Democracy party was set to win an absolute majority in Parliament in Sunday’s vote, making its pro-business leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the next prime minister.

. Greek voters’ return to a mainstream, traditional political party after trying the populist Syriza shows how the rise of antiestablishment parties around Europe can lose steam if populists struggle to implement promised radical changes.

(i think this point is important, and reflects on another point I've recently made = Trump is prioritizing his campaign promises. Sad that they've gained nothing, falling back to relying on a 'traditional' establishment party. Another important point is that populism isn't exclusive to sanity... segueing to the next excerpt.)

His challenges include the still-stringent fiscal targets agreed upon with other eurozone governments, whose bailout loans kept Greece afloat during its debt crisis. Germany and other lenders want Greece to continue running a budget surplus, excluding interest, of 3.5 percent of gross domestic product, despite the depressed state of the country’s economy. Greek GDP is still 24 percent below its precrisis peak.

Mr. Mitsotakis says he will seek to persuade other European countries to relax Greece’s fiscal targets, on the basis that he will deliver higher growth. Berlin and other European capitals have in the past been reluctant to relax Greece’s targets.

Further constraining Mr. Mitsotakis’s room to maneuver, European creditors and Greece’s central bank have warned that the budget might already be off course, after a round of pre-election giveaways by the departing Syriza government.

(typical big-government stupidity by both the government and big-government faithfuls who were the populist movement in Greece)

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said his constituents tell him they are scared of President Donald Trump.

Cummings said, “No matter where I go, what I’m hearing over and over from my constituents is ‘please, say save our democracy.'”

He continued, “They say ‘I’m scared.’ I have never in my total of 37 years in public service ever heard a constituent say they were scared of their leader.”

Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/07/21/elijah-cummings-my-const...

.......  wish I'da been the one he said that to. My reply woulda been;

"Congragtulations, it's painfully obvious y'all have put a lot of effort into achieving that."

Geez,  I fear all the demon-rats and their efforts to destroy this Republic. Go pound sand Cummings.

MEGA! Trump 2020! Keep This Republic Great and Intact!

Toot, toot!

Patricia,

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Well, well. The "broken clock" questions FAUX-cahontas aboout "Medicare For All".  He asked about the taxes. "Will they go up".  The FAUX dodged, deflcted, and just totally refused to answer that question: "Will the taxes go up?!" Even after several attempts. 

Now the leftist-machine is trashing Chris Matthwes. Accusing him of "badgering" Elizabeth FAUX Warren.

Check out the actual video:

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-chris-matthews-badgers-elizabeth-...

No "sexist badgering" whatsoever. Just a relevant...and DIRECT...question.  I'll hope the Trump camp, along w/ our media, milks it!  

Btw, I got that nugget from the Glenn Beck Program.

Sen. John Thune: GOP, Democrats Can Come Together for Red Flag Law

I want to say 'YUUuge MISTAKE', but considering the party's past behaviors I have to seriously doubt it's not intentional.

So, instead = I have an idea, let's play 'PROBLEM SOLVING IN REALITY' instead of 'POLITICS'.

AARRrrgh

2020 Foresight

Obama has his sights on Biden and Bernie?  https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/26/obama-privately-warned-he-woul...

It was pathetic how his former vp had to put himself in the position to say that he (Biden) "didn want" BO's endorsement.  Now I wonder what comrad Bernie and his fans (including AOC) are thinking about the FACT that his campaign is about to be torpedoed - for a second time. 

FAUXcahontas is all but DOA. So, the question is: WHY? What is the ole democrat "savior" triangulating?  WHO is running that will get their radical-express train back on track? After the 2012 election I had deduced that the DNC had/has one real possibility/probability...

Hints:

1. Hollywood, the media and the campuses adore her.

2. She has a new book out and is on tour.

Guess who.... And, NO, it's NOT cackling-Hillary!  LOL

m i c h e l l e  o b a m a.

I am very aware that Michelle has publically said "no".  But, so did her hubby., Can you imagine what the deep-state machine is going to OWE the Obamas if they do it?!

It could happen  , folks.

 

 

Yes Luis it could happen then we would have the old gang of Obama's back in the people's house. Horrifying thought.

I can't imagine that Bloomberg will play well ... He will and can spend huge millions already has.

Not much longer and malarkey Joe will be pushed out. Bernie no chance. Warren will hang in a little longer. Mayor Pete not a chance he should take is butt back to South Bend.

Hi, Patricia

" we would have the old gang of Obama's [back]"

"Back"?

They're still entrneched within the massive bureaucracy.  From DC to embassies around the world..

As for any of the present candidates . . .none of'em worry me at all.

My wrories are about 2024. Especially if a DC-GOPer picks up DT's coattails. It started to happen under Bush41. Remember?

WHY especially partisan Rs would be wise to learn to differentiate the words left/progressive and liberal;

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What is the difference between a leftist and a liberal?

Answering this question is vital to understanding the crisis facing America and the West today. Yet few seem able to do it. I offer the following as a guide.

Here’s the first thing to know: The two have almost nothing in common.

On the contrary, liberalism has far more in common with conservatism than it does with leftism. The left has appropriated the word “liberal” so effectively that almost everyone — liberals, leftists and conservatives — thinks they are synonymous.

But they aren’t. Let’s look at some important examples.

Race: This is perhaps the most obvious of the many moral differences between liberalism and leftism. The essence of the liberal position on race was that the color of one’s skin is insignificant. To liberals of a generation ago, only racists believed that race is intrinsically significant. However, to the left, the notion that race is insignificant is itself racist. Thus, the University of California officially regards the statement “There is only one race, the human race” as racist. For that reason, liberals were passionately committed to racial integration. Liberals should be sickened by the existence of black dormitories and separate black graduations on university campuses.

Capitalism: Liberals have always been pro capitalism, recognizing it for what it is: the only economic means of lifting great numbers out of poverty. Liberals did often view government as able to play a bigger role in lifting people out of poverty than conservatives, but they were never opposed to capitalism, and they were never for socialism. Opposition to capitalism and advocacy of socialism are leftist values.

Nationalism: Liberals deeply believed in the nation-state, whether their nation was the United States, Great Britain or France. The left has always opposed nationalism because leftism is rooted in class solidarity, not national solidarity. The left has contempt for nationalism, seeing in it intellectual and moral primitivism at best, and the road to fascism at worst. Liberals always wanted to protect American sovereignty and borders. The notion of open borders would have struck a liberal as just as objectionable as it does a conservative. It is emblematic of our time that the left-wing writers of Superman comics had Superman announce a few years ago, “I intend to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my American citizenship.” When the writers of Superman were liberal, Superman was not only an American but one who fought for “Truth, justice, and the American way.” But in his announcement, he explained that motto is “not enough anymore.”

View of America: Liberals venerated America. Watch American films from the 1930s through the 1950s and you will be watching overtly patriotic, America-celebrating films — virtually all produced, directed and acted in by liberals. Liberals well understand that America is imperfect, but they agree with a liberal icon named Abraham Lincoln that America is “the last best hope of earth.”

To the left, America is essentially a racist, sexist, violent, homophobic, xenophobic and Islamophobic country. The left around the world loathe America, and it is hard to imagine why the American left would differ in this one way from fellow leftists around the world. Leftists often take offense at having their love of America doubted. But those left-wing descriptions of America are not the only reason to assume that the left has more contempt than love for America. The left’s view of America was encapsulated in then-presidential candidate Barack Obama’s statement in 2008. “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” he said.

Now, if you were to meet a man who said that he wanted to fundamentally transform his wife, or a woman who said that about her husband, would you assume that either loved their spouse? Of course not.

Free speech: The difference between the left and liberals regarding free speech is as dramatic as the difference regarding race. No one was more committed than American liberals to the famous statement “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Liberals still are. But the left is leading the first nationwide suppression of free speech in American history — from the universities to Google to almost every other institution and place of work. It claims to only oppose hate speech. But protecting the right of person A to say what person B deems objectionable is the entire point of free speech.

Western civilization: Liberals have a deep love of Western civilization. They taught it at virtually every university and celebrated its unique moral, ethical, philosophical, artistic, musical and literary achievements. No liberal would have joined the leftist Rev. Jesse Jackson in chanting at Stanford University: “Hey, hey. Ho, ho. Western civ has got to go.” The most revered liberal in American history is probably former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who frequently cited the need to protect not just Western civilization but Christian civilization. Yet leftists unanimously denounced President Donald Trump for his speech in Warsaw, Poland, in which he spoke of protecting Western civilization. They argued not only that Western civilization is not superior to any other civilization but also that it is no more than a euphemism for white supremacy.

Judaism and Christianity: Liberals knew and appreciated the Judeo-Christian roots of American civilization. They themselves went to church or synagogue, or at the very least appreciated that most of their fellow Americans did. The contempt that the left has — and has always had — for religion (except for Islam today) is not something with which a liberal would ever have identified.

If the left is not defeated, American and Western civilization will not survive. But the left will not be defeated until good liberals understand this and join the fight. Dear liberals: Conservatives are not your enemy. The left is.

 

This column was originally posted on Townhall.com.

Larry, It is true that classical liberalism is not what the left / wing democrat party (of hate, bigotry, bullies and censors of free speech, and controllers of free thought e.g. you must believe what we say).

I have friends who are of the classical liberals -- we don't agree on fine points and they are concerned about the left / left wing co-opting the democrat party.

I read an LOL a few weeks back that said the difference between a liberal and a conservative is that the liberal has not been mugged. I think more classical liberals are coming to believe that today's democrat party are mugging them. Time will tell if they abandon their party.

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