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Politicians who have novel views on every subject are exhausting. Having mainline views on secondary issues makes him more qualified for higher office than quirky bomb-throwers (Howard Dean, I'm talking to you).
Sorry to pile-on but 'put not your trust in princes' should be reserved for rock-ribbed, fiscally conservative governors who jet-off to see their mistress in Argentina, not a pol espousing a mainstream view.
Tim Scott's my congressman and he's the real deal. He'd make a great Senator. I wonder if Mark Sanford would be interested in his seat ;-)
I was genetically engineered as a Conservative in a test tube. My Mother's family was Baptist so the social conservationism took root there. My Father's family was full of entrepreneurs. I was included in the family's political discourse (OK, arguments) from about 12 on.
1) The Right is forever policing its own flank to guard against those who opinions are too extreme or too far outside of the mainstream to warrant anything but an abstract discussion. The Left is completely free of this burden to the point that I don't think that Liberals are even aware of the presence of bona fide Leftists (Socialists/Communists) and their aims of essentially dismantling the American economy and with it our way of life.
Given this premise, do you think we should expend energy driving a wedge between the Left and the Far Left in the hopes of bringing some well-meaning Liberals back to center? Can this be done before it's too late?
2) What supplies are you stockpiling in your shelter?
I can suggest several places. King Street Grill has lots of TVs.
In like Flynn, baby! Just let me know where.
Reminds me of a joke I heard Garrison Keillor tell:
A shop steward goes to a convention in Las Vegas and decides to visit a bordello. He walks up to the Madame and says, "Is this a union shop?" The Madame says, "No, these girls are freelance." So the steward asks, "If I spend $100 in here what percentage goes to the girl?" and the Madame replies "$40". The steward leaves in a huff and goes into the a different brothel. He again goes to the Madame and asks if the shop is unionized. The Madame says yes. The steward asks again, "if I spend $100 what percentage goes to the girl" and the Madame replies, "$80". The steward replies triumphantly, "That's why I'm a union man! I'll take Tiffany over there." And the Madam replies, "I'm sorry, sir, Bertha has seniority."
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