I Hate Cowards

Especially political cowards….and that is what we have now in DC…..a pack of spineless, whimpering cowards that will allow violations of the Constitution just to appease their donors, their controllers, their puppet masters.

Sorry but that is NOT who I want to run my government.

Of course I am talking about the GOP and Repubs/conservs……the elected reps and the supporting public are silent as the President violates the Constitution almost daily……all because the agenda is far more important that the nation and its people to the GOP.

That’s the rub, though. Most of the chickenbutt Senate Republicans looking to be re-elected in 2020 from safe red states aren’t sweating a potential Democratic challenger. What keeps them up late at night with Pepto in hand is the threat of a primary challenge from the right. All of them live in terror that some fire-breathing MAGA hat with an AR-15 strapped to his back will come along howling “Trump uber alles!” and strip their party’s base support down to the bone.

https://truthout.org/articles/the-republican-party-is-a-pack-of-cowards/

The GOP is not alone in the crowded cowards field…..the DNC/Dems/liberals are just as guilty as the GOP……they talk and talk and yet let it go on as it is….

…..modern U.S. politics can be summed up in seven words: Republicans are liars and Democrats are cowards. Today I propose the 2018 Corollary: Republicans are liars and cowards; Democrats are cowards and stupid.

It takes quite a bit to outdo the Democrats in cowardice, since Bill Clinton renamed it “triangulation,” but the Republican Congress and revolving-door Trump Cabinet members have done it: They have redefined cowardice.

The word not so long ago was regarded as a shameful trait for any human being: either simple fear, or failure to stand up for one’s rights and beliefs.

(Robert Kahn)

Then there are the evangelicals.  By far the largest conservative collection of voters and by far the most cowardly of them all……morality means nothing as long as the racist BS is pursued….that makes them the biggest cowards.

But the DNC comes in a close 3rd…….

The latest shakeup over a lack of diversity in senior leadership at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee shows that House Democrats’ campaign arm remains out of touch with the values of its grassroots Democratic voters. 

This first became evident in March when DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos announced a “blacklist” policy, which sought to stifle the people-powered democratic process by requiring political consultants to sign a loyalty pledge to incumbent Democrats. Recent comments from black and Latino lawmakers about a lack of diversity in senior leadership, as well as complaints about a tone-deaf approach to issues relating to race, show that the DCCC continues to refuse to evolve and change. Instead, there seems to be an implicit policy of silencing new voices and sidelining historically marginalized communities in order to protect the power of the status quo.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/16/dccc-out-step-democratic-values

Beating Trump is the most important thing in 2020…if so then why is Schumer doing all he can to keep Progressives off the ballot?

Months after the DCCC formally announced it would blacklist consultants who work with primary challengers against incumbent Democrats, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee—controlled by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer—is reportedly taking the policy of its House counterpart “one step further” by undermining progressive candidates attempting to flip Republican-held seats.

The Intercept reported Thursday that Andrew Romanoff, a Medicare for All and Green New Deal supporter running for Sen. Cory Gardner’s (R-Colo.) seat, has had “multiple consultants” turn down offers to work on his campaign due to “pressure from the DSCC.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/29/even-worse-dccc-blacklist-schumer-accused-effort-hamstring-progressives-trying

All the keep “corporatist” elected people in place….change will not come….so stop hoping.

In closing one thought……We need a political system that works for the people, not the deep-pocketed special interests.

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DNC–Not A Fan

I will not lie…there are a few Dem candidates that I like or would support by as far as the DNC goes I dislike it on so many levels…I decades I have been saying the Dems for the most part are cowards and spineless and the election for 2020 is bringing this to the forefront…..

How do I hate thee? Counting the ways would be a fool’s errand; there are too many ways.

They have to do with your hypocrisy, cowardice, and servility. Circumstances change, but these traits have been constant themes in Democratic Party politics seemingly from time immemorial.

They have become particularly salient since the late seventies, when the party began to make neoliberal ideology its watchword, effectively shedding its left flank. Although Bill and Hillary were late on the scene, I call the phenomenon the party’s Clintonite turn. They were the ones who consummated the deal.

Since deeply entrenched institutional arrangements militate against third parties, the “love it or leave it” option” is basically a non-starter for anyone aspiring to create an authentic, non-marginalized Left opposition, much less actually to empower one. For now and the foreseeable future, it is the Democratic Party or zilch.

Democrats, How Do I Hate Thee?

Sadly in the Age of Trump the saga is elect a Dem NO matter who…..no matter how cowardly they are or spineless…..

Elementary logic seems to demonstrate that self deception should be impossible. Deceiving others is not comparably paradoxical. When A deceives B, A causes B to believe what A believes to be false. Happens all the time. But how can anyone deceive herself, i.e. make herself believe (to be true) what she in fact believes to be false? She’d have to be both deceived and not deceived at the same time. Yet this too happens all the time. How is it possible?

Blue No Matter Who? Lesser Evilism in the Age of Trump

I do not agree….yes I want Trump in the rear view mirror but at what cost?

The whole “electability” is a con job that is spread by the MSM….it is there way to help control the candidates and the message offered to the voter…..https://lobotero.com/2019/07/16/electability-the-lie-that-keeps-on-giving/

The issues are not so important but how the candidates stack up in a poll is….that is the main message that the networks gives the voter

The voter should not have to hold their nose and vote as they did in 2016….and we see how that worked out for the nation, huh?

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After Debate BS

The second Democratic debate is in the can (thank God for small wonders)….and now the DNC is setting the rules for the next debate….rules that will not allow anyone not in the so-called “Top Tier” to participate.

Sorry but CNN fed these people red meat so they would attack and try to destroy a fellow Dem…..who thought we would hear Dems attacking Obama’s policies?  We did on debate night.

This is illustrates just how sad the Democratic Party is these days.

Now the next debate in Houston……

Look at those that have “qualified”….they are not the best but rather the favorites of the media and the DNC

The Democratic field may look a lot smaller by the time next month’s debates roll around, the New York Times reports. The Democratic National Committee has new rules to determine who makes the cut, which could exclude a dozen or so of the remaining candidates. To appear in the Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 debates in Houston, candidates must have 2% backing across four polls and 130,000 unique donors by August 28. Seven are shoo-ins: Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Julián Castro and Andrew Yang meet only the donor requirement, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar only the polling requirement. Vox lists the candidates at more serious risk:

  • Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet
  • Montana Gov. Steve Bullock
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
  • Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney
  • Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
  • New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel
  • Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
  • Miramar, Florida, Mayor Wayne Messam
  • Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton
  • Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan
  • Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak
  • Billionaire and environmentalist Tom Steyer
  • Author and activist Marianne Williamson

Once again the DNC is deciding who gets the coverage in this election cycle….they want only those that they approve of…..they are influencing who the voter will have to place their votes….not whom the voter wants but rather who the MSM wants.

Yes I am cheesed because my candidate is the list and no she is not the most popular with the MSM or the moderates in her party…..her message is getting stomp0ed on by collusion between the media and the moderates.

I agree that some of these candidates need to go home and play with the wife/husband…..but that decision should be made by the voters not the clowns and cowards that control the DNC….the biggest of which is Perez a big business lackey.

Now look at the MSM…..the debate was so important that a suicide of some Kennedy takes the place in importance.

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Climate Change Vs The DNC

Most rational people realize that there is something going on with the climate and weather……but for some reason the “centrists” Dems do not seem to want to make it an issue in the 2020….why is that?

There will be as many as 12 Democratic presidential debates over the next year. But none of them will be devoted to climate change — for now, anyway.

Presidential candidate Jay Inslee — who is running as a climate change candidate with a deeply developed plan to transform the nation’s energy system and rapidly slash carbon emissions — had urged the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to host a debate dedicated exclusively to climate change. But Wednesday evening Inslee announced that his campaign received a call from the DNC “letting us know that they will not host a climate debate.”

What’s more, Inslee said the DNC told him that if he participated in another climate debate, outside of the DNC, the candidate and current governor of Washington would not be invited to any of the highly anticipated and televised DNC debates.

https://mashable.com/article/climate-debate-cancelled-jay-inslee/

The DNC does what it does best,,,,lip service….grand ideas with no substance…..

Glad to say that someone is paying attention to the lack of concern and debate on the issue of climate…..

The Sunrise Movement is planning a massive program of protest to bring the issue to the forefront of the 2020 debate….

With the DNC set to vote next month on whether to host a 2020 presidential debate focused specifically on the climate crisis, the youth-led Sunrise Movement is planning a mass mobilization aimed at ensuring the Democratic leadership approves the grassroots demand that is backed by nearly every Democratic presidential contender and 64 percent of the party’s voters.

During the DNC’s national meeting on August 22-24, committee members from each state are expected to vote on a resolution calling for an official climate-focused debate, which activists argued is more necessary than ever after the first two Democratic debates in Miami, Florida devoted a combined 15 minutes to the planetary emergency.

Ahead of the vote, Sunrise said it plans to hold demonstrations at the local offices of DNC members nationwide to make clear that “the people demand a climate debate.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/03/time-turn-heat-sunrise-movement-unveils-7-week-organizing-plan-force-dnc-approval

Hopefully their efforts will bear fruit….the issue of climate change has been ignored long enough……

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

At least those on the Left of the party see the need to expand our fight against the coming doom…..

In response to news on Tuesday that a European Union satellite agency declared last month the hottest June ever recorded, 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said, “Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to start treating this like a crisis and not a hoax.”

With campaigners across the world demanding leaders respond to the crisis of the rapidly heating planet as the “climate emergency” it is, Sanders was responding to a tweet by 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben noting new data released by the UN-supported Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) that showed global temperatures last month were the highest ever recorded for June since records began in the late 19th century.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/03/after-data-shows-last-month-was-hottest-june-record-sanders-says-maybe-now-time

Time to remove our collective heads from the sand…..time to make climate change a priority.  PERIOD!

Only Certain Dems Are Welcome

I see for all their cheer leading about the Dems candidates I see they have reverted back to doing what they always do……only certain Dems are welcome on their process.

Have you heard that the high number of candidates can only be good for the party? Well do not believe it…it is the typical bullsh*t they always do and try to limit the candidates to those that meet a centrist criteria……

The process begins with the second deabte…only certain people can be included…..

The Democratic National Committee is upping the ante for its second round of presidential primary debates, doubling the polling and grassroots fundraising requirements from its initial summer debates. The parameters, announced Wednesday, are likely to help cull a crop of 24 candidates and, in the process, intensify scrutiny on Democratic Chairman Tom Perez and his pledge to give all candidates a chance to be heard. The DNC’s outline for its Sept. 12 debate decrees that candidates can participate only by reaching 2% in four approved polls released between June 28 and Aug. 28 while also collecting contributions from a minimum of 130,000 unique donors before Aug. 28. That donor list must include a minimum of 400 individuals in at least 20 states, reports the AP.

The top of the field likely would not be threatened by upping the threshold. That includes Joe Biden; Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren; Beto O’Rourke; and Pete Buttigieg. However, the other candidates, including more senators and several governors, remain jumbled at or near the lower thresholds set for the first round of debates, which are June 26-27 in Miami and July 30-31 in Detroit. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang and author Marianne Williamson have attracted significant small-donor fundraising but have yet to hit 2% in most polls. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has struggled with fundraising and might have trouble clearing 2% consistently in polls. Jay Inslee just hit the 65,000-donor mark but would have to increase his pace to reach 130,000 by the Aug. 28 deadline, and he’s also rarely checked in at higher than 1% in polls.

The DNC is at it yet again….rigging the process in favor of certain candidates.

This process will give the voter candidates that mirror the issues of Hillary and that was a loser for Dems and 2020 will be no different.

Without the so-called “fringe” candidates then the party would have NO usable policies and will have nothing to offer but a replay of 2016 when Hillary was their candidate…… she was short on policies other than her right to rule…..

The DNC is making true progressives the enemy….the operative word is “Progressives”……not those mamby pamby liberals that like to call themselves progressives…..the DNC is choosing those over true progressives.

Why would they do this?

The young voter are leaning more Left than their older counterparts…and the DNC is running scared…..

“There is a mysterious cycle in human events,” said Franklin Delano Roosevelt, accepting the Democratic nomination for president in Philadelphia in 1936. “To some generations much is given. Of others much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.”

In the 20th century, many sociologists and historians flirted with the idea that generational changes could explain U.S. politics. The historians Arthur Schlesinger Sr. and Jr. wrote about “cycles of American history,” arguing that, as the generations turn, American politics rotates inexorably between liberal and conservative consensus. More recently, a new generational scheme has come into vogue. William Strauss and Neil Howe’s theory of the “fourth turning” predicts a crisis and a major political realignment every 80 to 90 years. (Strauss and Howe were briefly in the spotlight in 2016 after Steve Bannon praised their work.)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/coming-generation-war/588670/

Keep an eye on the DNC…they are showing the voter just how they will lose the 2020 election.

Enjoy the ride!

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The Great Weaponization

The push is on to protect Israel at all costs…..look at the stories being aired on the MSM….plus the moronic babble of the GOP……they are weaponizing “anti-semitism”…..hey MSM!……time to stop generating the news a start reporting the news…..

What’s in a word?  Plenty, if those words are “racism” or “antisemitism.” Just ask Virginia Governor Ralph Northam or freshman Congresswoman Ilham Omar.  Last week both found themselves engulfed in political firestorms.  All because of those two barbed words.

Governor Northam faced charges of racism when someone discovered a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page That an 80’s yearbook photo could push a governor’s political career to the brink raises questions about how the word “racism” is being defined and how it is being weaponized in political debates.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/03/07/stop-weaponizing-anti-semitism-and-racism/

All this weaponization is to protect Israel and keep the donations coming…..

What will the GOP do if the push to get rid of big money is successful (I know it is a pipe dream)? Will they change their tune when they have to depend on small money donations?

To reiterate…….the MSM needs to stop generating the news and go back to reporting the news……return to the old adage…”looking for the truth”….that died years ago….but now it is time to resurrect it.

The Coming Balkanization?

As the new Congress sets about doing the country’s work (that would be happening but right now we have a game of partisan BS)……and as usual the Dems seem to be at each other’s throats….a condition that makes conservs smile broadly.

The Dems are said to be in the process of balkanization of the party….about here a normal person would ask….HUH?

Okay the word “balkanization” what does it mean….well, it is pretty simple…..

 

  • to divide (a country, territory, etc.) into small, quarrelsome, ineffectual states.
  • ( often lowercase ) to divide (groups, areas, etc.) into contending and usually ineffectual factions

In this case it would be the second definition….

Now that it is defined….I move on to an article I read in the American Conservative….it seems that Pat Buchanan, an old fart, sees the energy by the freshmen Congresspeople as the problem that could doom the party in the coming elections(I do not agree)….

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House has more women, persons of color and LGBT members than any House in history—and fewer white males.

And Thursday, the day Rashida Tlaib was sworn in, her hand on a Quran, our first Palestinian-American congresswoman showed us what we may expect. As a rally of leftists lustily cheered her on, Tlaib roared, “We’re gonna impeach the (expletive deleted)!”

Not only was no apology forthcoming, the host of the New American Leaders event where Tlaib spoke warmly endorsed her gutter language.

Her remarks, said Sayu Bhojwani, “were raw and honest, and came straight from the heart. … a refreshing break from the canned comments our elected leaders usually make. Tlaib spoke…with the fire that so many at our event wanted to hear.”

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/the-coming-balkanization-of-the-democratic-party/

This is a tactic the Conservs will use…..the polls show that the public is behind many of the policies that the Dems are spouting and they, conservs, need to start a smear campaign with the hopes of making the Des appear as ineffectual….they have done it before and it has been successful.

Several programs worry conservs….the Green New Deal….a deal to push Dems into doing something about climate change…..

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/12/21/18144138/green-new-deal-alexandria-ocasio-cortez

Another program that is getting more trsction with the American public….Medicare For All……

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/08/democrats-dont-just-support-medicare-all-84-new-poll-want-party-leaders-make-it

I can hope that the American public will help and get behind the progressives….the country needs a change in direction….the one we are on now leads to a cliff.

The mash-up between Pelosi and Trump is just juvenile…..I think Pelsoi sent her letter just to see how much of a titty baby the president is….and she has her answer.

She will be punished by not letting her visit the troops in Afghanistan….

President Trump, it appears, is working on a new travel ban—and this one is aimed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. On Thursday, the President sent Pelosi a letter saying that he was cancelling a congressional delegation’s trip abroad so Pelosi can stay in Washington DC and continue to talk border security with him, ABC reports, noting that Trump’s letter seems to be payback for Pelosi’s letter to him earlier this week in which she floated the idea of postponing the State of the Union address until after the shutdown ends. “Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” Trump writes in the letter, which was tweeted by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

He calls the trip a “public relations event” and says, “I also feel that … it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the shutdown.” It appears, per the Hill, that Trump is declining to provide military transportation for the congressional delegation. But Trump does leave another option open: “If you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.” Sanders tells the Hill that the cancellation is aimed at reaching an agreement and ending the shutdown so government workers don’t miss another paycheck. Many Democrats, predictably, have blasted the president’s move. But Republicans are lobbing criticism, too.

If you would like to know more…..https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/trump-blocks-pelosis-trip-to-afghanistan/news-story/ec59e2a535cb407ce8ca3e19c6f7abb7

If her trip was a PR stunt…what was his trip to visit the troops awhile back?

The “Balkanization” continues…..