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#1 Princess of Tap

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Posted Today, 03:17 AM


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president says votes of non-citizens cancel out votes of lawful American citizens - something evidence suggests happens almost never

Trump has been listening to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach; this is one of his old arguments.

Unfortunately at this time, Kobach is under investigation by the Kansas Supreme Court's Office of Disciplinary Administration after a complaint was filed by a Kansas college student, who alleges that Kobach has a lack of respect for the courts--leading to ethical questions about his behavior as an attorney.

Kobach was fined $1,000 in US Magistrate Court last month because of "deceptive conduct and lack of candor" concerning a document--that Kobach was photographed carrying into a meeting with Donald Trump-- reportedly about proposed changes in the federal voting law.

Kobach denied he had any such document, after the ACLU took him to the court to obtain the alleged document.

In addition to being Kansas Secretary of State, Kobach is currently the Vice-Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Also, he is an announced candidate for Kansas Governor on the Republican ticket.


Source: The Kansas City Star, 7/17/17


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Posted Yesterday, 06:10 PM

"....both sneaky and undemocratic, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) waited until after midnight to strip an amendment with bipartisan support from the 2018 defense authorization bill without debate, a floor vote or consultation with anyone but the Republican leadership, which was a huge favor to President Trump....

 

http://washingtonjou...rrifying-favor/

 

-Why, AGAIN in the dead of night??

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Posted Yesterday, 03:50 PM

Mitch McConnell Has Run Out of Excuses for Not Accomplishing Anything...

 

 

.........After three unsuccessful cycles, McConnell finally took back the upper chamber in 2014, but still did no governing, operating instead as an opposition party would in a parliamentary system. Just how ingrained that thinking was came through in a revealing comment from House Speaker Paul Ryan after his failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “Moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with some growing pains,”........

 

 

https://theintercept...shing-anything/

 

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Posted Yesterday, 07:22 AM

Yea, clearly many Republicans care more about the implementation of their agenda more than how they get to power.  But is that any different then the Dems?   

 

The major difference between republicans and democrats is usually found in the VOTERS.  When it comes to POLITICIANS though, asking what's the difference between a republican and a democrat is like asking, "What's the difference between a POLECAT and a SKUNK?"

 

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Posted Yesterday, 04:21 AM


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Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) jumps the Senate subway tracks today to get away from reporters. Photo by @andyharnik for @AP. https://instagram.com/p/BWsi01cFEEa/

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And this man is in a hurry to get back to Western Kansas--

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Posted Yesterday, 12:40 AM


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GOP spending at Trump properties is up 200% since he took office http://shareblue.com/gop-spending-on-trump-properties-is-up-nearly-200/ By @owillis

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

The Lost History of How “Civil Rights Plus Full Employment Equals Freedom”-

 

"...“The Full Employment Mandate of the Federal Reserve: Its Origins and Importance” ....– it’s a history of the economic policies of the civil rights movement, the movement’s focus on capturing the Fed’s power to generate full employment, how they partially succeeded, and why we have to fight right now to preserve their accomplishments........

 

"....The Fed largely sets short term interest rates. If it lowers interest rates it heats up the economy, because cheap money makes it easier for entrepreneurs to start new businesses, for old businesses to expand, and for everyone to borrow to buy expensive stuff like homes or cars. That in turn generates new jobs and lowers the unemployment rate. And low unemployment takes leverage away from employers and gives it to employees, making it far, far easier for everyone to

get raises and demand decent working conditions.

 

Meanwhile, the 0.1 percent who actually own and operate the country generally do not want full employment —

 

 

...Mike Pence, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Trump’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney have all supported attempts to kill the full employment part of the Fed’s mandate. And Pence co-sponsored a 2008 bill to eliminate the Full Employment Act completely.

 

Less awful but still dangerous is the Financial CHOICE Act, which passed the House a month ago. While the headlines were about the bill gutting the Dodd-Frank Act’s restrictions on Wall Street, it also would impose strict rules that would limit the Fed’s freedom of action in economic emergencies, and change its structure in ways that would give private banks more influence.

 

So gather all your people together, share “The Full Employment Mandate of the Federal Reserve” everywhere, and get started with some economic consciousness raising. The few would far prefer that U.S. politics maintain its four decades of discreet silence about the Fed.....

 

https://theintercept...equals-freedom/


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:23 PM

Of course they won't change, Cid. And ya know why "they won't change"?

 

It's because most of 'em are just smart enough to have learned that voting for "the lesser of two evils", at least "the lesser of the two evils" as THEY saw and see it, continues to win them elections.

 

And whereas of course, so many of those "oh so highly principled"(and say this sarcastically) Democrats will so often sit on their hands come election time IF the candidate THEIR party presents to them isn't of their liking.

 

Yep, works every damn time, doesn't it. And so why SHOULD Republicans do "anything to change", I ask you. Hell, perhaps the concept of "winning" is and has always been even MORE ingrained within the American psyche than any thought about "morality" or the lack of it.

 

(...ah, but like you just said about this lady's Washington Post article, what I just stated here ALSO "summarizes many of the things most of us have been saying on this site for months" TOO, huh!)

 

Yea, clearly many Republicans care more about the implementation of their agenda more than how they get to power.  But is that any different then the Dems?    The leaders of the DNC didn't care about fairness as it related to Sanders;  As soon as they saw he was making ground on the person they felt had to be the next President, Hillary,  they did immoral things. 

 

I believe you're on to something that winning at any cost is a core American value.   In many ways America is the richest nation in the world because of this.  


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:03 PM

This summarizes many of the things most of us have been saying on this site for months.  The true tragedy for America is that the Republican Party and its adherents and voters will never accept this.  Nor will they do anything to change.

 

Please note, as has been stated, Ms. Rubin is a CONSERVATIVE.

Everyone needs to read this conservative's view of the current status.

 

Of course they won't change, Cid. And ya know why "they won't change"?

 

It's because most of 'em are just smart enough to have learned that voting for "the lesser of two evils", at least "the lesser of the two evils" as THEY saw and see it, continues to win them elections.

 

And whereas of course, so many of those "oh so highly principled"(and say this sarcastically) Democrats will so often sit on their hands come election time IF the candidate THEIR party presents to them isn't of their liking.

 

Yep, works every damn time, doesn't it. And so why SHOULD Republicans do "anything to change", I ask you. Hell, perhaps the concept of "winning" is and has always been even MORE ingrained within the American psyche than any thought about "morality" or the lack of it.

 

(...ah, but like you just said about this lady's Washington Post article, what I just stated here ALSO "summarizes many of the things most of us have been saying on this site for months" TOO, huh!)


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:24 PM

WHAT TRUMP LEARNED FROM P.T. BARNUM-  

Trump Bet Americans Would Like His Un-Presidential Antics. He May Be Right.

 

"....Trump makes no bones about being a hustler. He is shameless. Some people admire that. The Republicans, for their part, give lip service to virtue and are as self-righteous as they come, but everyone knows they are really about gaming the system, too. This is America the Deceitful. And many Americans like it, I presume because it seems to let them thumb their noses at their supposed social betters, just as Trump has done.

 

So, while people bemoan the end of moral certitude and a lost halcyon past, Trump the trickster and his Republican henchmen are creating a new America adrift in moral chaos....

 

Trump has gambled that many Americans would enjoy his unpresidential, con-man antics. He hasn’t entirely won that gamble. Most Americans don’t. But there are enough who do, especially among Republicans, to let him wreak havoc. After all those years of our hearing Algeresque bromides, President Barnum is now in charge, and he is working hard to reveal America as one great big con game."

 

http://billmoyers.co...rned-pt-barnum/


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:41 AM

 

This is the best article I have read on the election.  It is alarming.  From the Washington Post.

 

https://www.washingt...st-draw5&wpmm=1

 

Right Turn •  Opinion The GOP’s moral rot is the problem, not Donald Trump Jr. That's ultimately what gave us President Trump. By Jennifer Rubin  •  Read more »

 

This summarizes many of the things most of us have been saying on this site for months.  The true tragedy for America is that the Republican Party and its adherents and voters will never accept this.  Nor will they do anything to change.

 

Please note, as has been stated, Ms. Rubin is a CONSERVATIVE.

Everyone needs to read this conservative's view of the current status.



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:25 PM

Also.....

"for decades now, demonization — of gays, immigrants, Democrats, the media, feminists, etc. — has been the animating spirit behind much of the right. It has distorted its assessment of reality,...

 

see:

"The autocrat needs everybody out in the street with flags aloft. That is primarily the need for mobilization. To have mobilization, you need to have enemies. You can have LGBT people as enemies today, and then you can have Americans tomorrow, and keep the LGBT people in your back pocket and then pull them out when you need them again...

 

-from "Inside Putin's Russia"


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:21 PM

I also liked this bit. I've tried to express as much on here in the past:

 

Out of its collective sense of victimhood came the GOP’s disdain for not just intellectuals but also intellectualism, science, Economics 101, history and constitutional fidelity. If the Trump children became slaves to money and to their father’s unbridled ego, then the GOP became slaves to its own demons and false narratives. A party that has to deny climate change and insist illegal immigrants are creating a crime wave — because that is what “conservatives” must believe, since liberals do not — is a party that will deny Trump’s complicity in gross misconduct.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:17 PM

 

That's ultimately what gave us President Trump. By Jennifer Rubin  • 

 

I'll state up front that they didn't elect themselves. Blaming the party only goes so far, and the buck eventually stops with the voters.

 

This paragraph stands out:

 

Let’s dispense with the “Democrats are just as bad” defense. First, I don’t much care; we collectively face a party in charge of virtually the entire federal government and the vast majority of statehouses and governorships. It’s that party’s inner moral rot that must concern us for now. Second, it’s simply not true, and saying so reveals the origin of the problem — a “woe is me” sense of victimhood that grossly exaggerates the opposition’s ills and in turn justifies its own egregious political judgments and rhetoric. If the GOP had not become unhinged about the Clintons, would it have rationalized Trump as the lesser of two evils? Only in the crazed bubble of right-wing hysteria does an ethically challenged, moderate Democrat become a threat to Western civilization and Trump the salvation of America.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:10 PM

This is the best article I have read on the election.  It is alarming.  From the Washington Post.

 

https://www.washingt...st-draw5&wpmm=1

 

Right Turn •  Opinion The GOP’s moral rot is the problem, not Donald Trump Jr. That's ultimately what gave us President Trump. By Jennifer Rubin  •  Read more »

 


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:37 AM

CNN just had on a GOP Senator.  I forget his name.  He is the guy with the permanent 5 o'clock shadow who was going after Hillary like there was no tomorrow.  He wouldn't answer Poppy's questions about Juniors emails and Trump still denying the Russian hacking as he wanted to talk about what the American people voted for him to do.  Though when pressed he was happy to go on and on about James Comey and Hillary Clinton in order to put things in context.

When Poppy asked about his state losing funding for things like combating opioid addiction he said that money does not solve everything and suggested churches could counsel those people.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:00 AM


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How long will Republicans subvert the best interests of their country to cover up for Donald Trump?


" Psycho Joe " publicly announced last night on
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that he was ditching the Republican Party to become an Independent.
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Posted 12 July 2017 - 04:25 AM

Kansas Republican Governor's Administration Complains to State Employees About
Majority Republican Legislature


Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's communications director is sending emails to State Employees complaining about the predominantly Republican Kansas Legislature. Brownback is angry that the legislature raised income taxes by overriding his veto.

In these emails, Brownback's spokesperson criticizes the legislature

--of which 116 are Republicans, with only 49 Democrats represented from a total of 165--


warning the employees with this memo subject line:
" Smaller paycheck bigger Government "


The truth of the matter is that the new budget, which Brownback begrudgingly signed, would actually give Kansas state employees their first across-the-board raise since 2008. Brownback has been Governor since 2011.

Some state workers took the email as an inappropriate, indirect attack on their raise and cited it as being " hyperpartisan" through their representative at the Kansas Organization of State Employees.


Source: KCUR/NPR
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Posted 12 July 2017 - 12:11 AM

“If you had a contact with Russia, tell the special counsel about it! Don’t wait until the New York Times figures it out!….Someone needs to get everyone in a room and say, from the time you saw ‘Dr. Zhivago’ until the moment you drank vodka with a guy named Boris, you list every single contact with Russia.”

 

 

-Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)

 

(...Republicans in Congress aren’t worried that the Russia scandal is going to hurt them with their base back home. Most Republicans don’t believe that the Russia scandal is real. What Republicans are terrified of is returning to their districts and having no accomplishments to run on in 2018...)

 

http://www.politicus...ia-scandal.html


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:44 AM

Poll: Most Republicans say colleges have negative impact on US-

 

"..........I.n contrast, a large majority of Democrats, 72 percent, say colleges and universities have a positive effect on the country.

Overall, slightly more than half of the public, 55 percent, thinks colleges and universities help the U.S., according to the survey.

The poll also finds partisan divides regarding the national news media and labor unions...

 

http://thehill.com/h...ve-impact-on-us

 

-well, DUH!

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This probably isn't that new.  For the most part, middle class and working class people have always wanted their children to go to college.  However, they may not have agreed with what they learned there (other than occupational related).






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