24 thoughts on “News/Politics 10-10-16

  1. I didn’t watch the debate. I watched my Giants lose again instead. I figured if I had to listen to 2 people who annoy me, I’d go with Collinsworth and Michaels, instead of Hillary and Trump. 🙂

    Even though the Giants lost, I still think I made the right call. 🙂

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  2. Kizzie, in case you didn’t see my post last night I’ll repeat it here. I went further into the depths of the Constitution Party’s web site and I can see why your friend might construe it as a “Christian” party. I saw several scripture references from the old testament, including one from Proverbs and the one that starts, “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves…” Though I didn’t find anything distinctly Christian, I think it’s fair to say that the party is deeply rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition. That will no doubt offend some people and keep it on the fringes

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  3. Kevin, that remains one of my biggest issues with third parties in general, I’ve yet to see any of them break out of that marginalized status. When/if one of them begins to capture enough widespread support to seriously compete on the national stage, then I’ll maybe pay attention. But most are set up to promote such narrow interests and appeal that I don’t see that happening.

    Following this election, assuming the GOP loses the presidential race, there may be some interesting realignments going on for conservatives, perhaps even a split movement producing 2 separate party wings that attempt to be organizationally independent from one another (but one will still probably dominate). But I don’t see current 3rd parties as part of that.

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  4. Bbuckles. That is the reason I’m voting for trump. I’ve said a dozen tiems before:
    He doesn’t think the Iranians are our friends.
    He doesn’t think the police are our enemies.
    He isn’t Hillary.

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  5. Linda – I don’t think the outrage has only been about Trump saying nasty stuff, but the fact that that nasty stuff is about a form of sexual assault. That is what I have been seeing from the comments I’ve read on Facebook.

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  6. Speaking of Facebook, I wrote two posts that, between them, could offend the majority of my friends.

    First post:

    “If you think Trump is horrible for what he said on that tape, then what do you think of Hillary Clinton for trying to hide the fact that her husband has done what Trump boasted of doing (& maybe worse) & for referring to “bimbo eruptions”, calling them trailer trash, whore, & worse?

    (Those who know me know I am neither pro-Trump nor pro-Hillary. I ask this because I see it as something being swept under the rug.)”

    Second post:

    “And on a similar note to what I just wrote, if you thought Bill Clinton’s behavior & character made him unfit for the presidency, how do you continue to support Trump?

    If character matters in our opponents, then it should matter in the ones we support.”

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  7. Like Chas, I will not only hold my nose but also hold my breath when I vote for Trump.
    What is wrong with Democrats for choosing Hillary?
    I have a small idea what is wrong with Republicans who chose The Donald. They were wrong!

    God is in charge, not me.

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  8. Wouldn’t you have more respect for people if they hadn’t voted for Hillary in the Primaries? It sure seemed that she was their choice.

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  9. KimH
    And just how are Democrats different now than they were in the past?

    I don’t have to demonize them; they have done it to themselves. Word!

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  10. This is the conclusion of George Will’s column today:

    however, Trump should stay atop the ticket, for four reasons. First, he will give the nation the pleasure of seeing him join the one cohort, of the many cohorts he disdains, that he most despises — “losers.” Second, by continuing to campaign in the spirit of St. Louis, he can remind the nation of the useful axiom that there is no such thing as rock bottom. Third, by persevering throughNovember 8 he can simplify the GOP’s quadrennial exercise of writing its post-campaign autopsy, which this year can be published November 9 in one sentence: “Perhaps it is imprudent to nominate a venomous charlatan.” Fourth, Trump is the GOP’s chemotherapy, a nauseating but, if carried through to completion, perhaps a curative experience.

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  11. If/when Trump loses, I wonder if he will contest it in some way. At the least, I’m sure he will complain about it, & possibly blame the media.

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  12. Good point, Kizzie. He will never take responsibility. The last four weeks of the campaign will be filled with Trump making excuses, pouting, blaming others, growing ever more shrill and desperate. I am going to enjoy every day of it.

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  13. This is from a Michael Gerson article. There are many good articles being written by Christian conservatives even as Trumpkins stay connected to their reprobate.

    Until recently, it was presumed, by both critics and supporters, that the GOP was the party of traditional moral order. Under Trump, it seems much more like British conservatism at its worst — hate and mock the liberals, fear the outsiders, and put a topless woman on page 3. The deep partisanship of Trump evangelicals — fighting for a team rather than standing for principles — is actually aiding the secularization of American politics.

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