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Jeb Bush Vs. Ted Cruz

Neale2 Wrote: 10 hours ago (8:48 AM)
As much as I like and respect Cruz, he is the flip side of Obama, a freshman senator with little managerial experience. President is an executive position. We need someone like Gov. Walker from Wisconsin who has fought this fight and won. We don't need an intellectual who does not know how to negotiate.
Establishment republicans are looking our for their own best interests, rationalizing that this is the smart play and best for the party in the long haul. They look upon the massive win this year as a validation of the intelligence of their strategy. I agree with the author's point that the establishment needs to stop attacking conservatives. But it was also be helpful if the establishment republicans could identify some conservative principles they actually believe in, like the rule of law, natural rights, limited government. Without that, the base will always view the establishment as traitors in our midst.
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Maybe President Obama is Just Trolling?

Neale2 Wrote: Nov 26, 2014 1:27 AM
Presidents getting elected does not necessarily mean they were elected legally. The Kennedy/Nixon election is a nice example. All presidents have their presidencies judged by historians, politicians, critics etc. and often assessments change over time. But I contend that Obama's re-election was fraudulent and achieved illegally. By using the IRS and other government agencies to suppress the grassroots opposition to his presidency, which had resulted in the devastating mid-term loss in 2010, he illegally won re-election (similarly, his dishonesty regarding Benghazi just weeks before the election additionally delegitimizes his second term). Many people on the left similarly believe that Bush's presidency was illegitimate because of the Supreme Court's intervention, but subsequent recounts confirmed Bush would have won even if the recounts continued. For several years, government officials have been lying about targeting, and when caught in these lies, have falling back on stonewalling. But if it is found that the Obama administration did indeed use the IRS as a political weapon, impeachment is the appropriate remedy.
Leftists are flagrantly violating the law, the Constitution, and court orders. This has been going on for years but has reached its apogee under the Obama administration. When the Attorney General refuses to comply with subpoenas and lies to Congress, and the President routinely violates the Constitutional bounds placed on his office, it should be expected that bureaucrats of DC will follow suit.
Are there no adults anywhere in the democratic leadership? The democrats have completely lost touch with the notion of shame. They will say and do anything, no matter how destructive it is to the social fabric. When you are talking with liberals, be very specific, and ask them if they support this.
George Bush committed us to a war on terror not a war on Islamic fascism (or whatever you want to call Muslims bent on world conquest). In both Afghanistan and Iraq, the new governments we installed both had Sharia in their constitutions. This would be the equivalent of allowing Nazism as a building block of post-WWII Germany. We must fight the oppression in the Mideast, in Russia, and South America with a clear declaration of principles based on human rights and freedom. For a soldier to risk all in the liberation of Iraq or Afghanistan to have his religion outlawed by government we made possible is insane.
I tell people I am right wing because I love everybody. I explain that conservatism is simply our best understanding of what works to create an opportunity society. That what I want for black, hispanic, etc. children is the exact same thing I want for my children. I try to point out that the state can't give anything to anyone without first taking that thing away from somebody else. Who chooses who gets and who gets taken? That's the problem with every liberal nostrum--the state becomes more powerful and the people less. We do need to speak loudly that our way is best for poor, black, hispanic, female, etc. We need to attract not repel.
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The Case for Libertarian Populism

Neale2 Wrote: Jul 04, 2014 9:10 AM
I believe that we have a problem of reverse causality. It is not that corporations necessarily want to deal with Washington to get guaranteed returns in as much as politicians have put themselves at the center of the economy. Through laws and regulations, every company finds itself at the whim of DC. Look at Obama's war on coal or the chokepoint efforts to cut off funding for industries the left does not like. Politicians spend half their time raising money, and they do that by calling on deep-pocketed donors. It is as much extortion as it is bribery.
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Let’s Get Rid Of Offensive Things

Neale2 Wrote: Jun 22, 2014 4:59 PM
While Obama's Narcissism is clearly evident, I don't think the trait is limited to democrats. There is something about politics that draws narcissists like moths to a flame. But the narcissism of Obama, Reid, Wasserman-Schultz, Hillary, etc. is so apparent, I can't figure out their popularity. How can people be so blind?
Nothing infuriates me more about this president than his pandering to the clueless. To use 'denier' to label anyone who disagrees with his radical agenda to centralize control of the economy to him and his cronies is the most disgusting piece of politics I've seen in my lifetime. Whether one agrees or disagrees with the current thinking about climate change, the idea that the science is settled is stupid. It's anti-science. It's against the foundations of the scientific method. Those who believe that anthroprogenic global warming is happening should be as disgusted as those who are skeptical that the president would stoop so low as to label the reasonable position of millions of people, including thousands of scientists, who question a theory that has failed to accurately predict anything, with those who deny the reality of the holocaust is completely unacceptable. Obama has no scruples. He will say anything, defame anyone, to push his worldview.
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