A Short Lesson in Reading the Defense

 

I’ll keep this brief: Today provided some convenient material for demonstrating just how to assess your play calling strategy from the line of scrimmage in today’s ultra politicized game world.

The first comes from the propaganda spread at the top of the morning Yahoo Finance page. Aside from the asinine, fill-in-the-blank statement on early market activity, the other headlines almost always contain a tell and/or planted language to guide the browsing idiots. (Hint: Don’t ever read the articles, the headlines are brain numbing enough.) Earlier this year there were several moronic stories about how there is no downside to student debt forgiveness. Today we were greeted with a sure sign that our non-beltway special teams are undoubtedly doing something right:

Well, at least two or three are pulling a large part of the load. More need to join in…and soon.

On the other side of the coin, there are times when you break the huddle and, before you get to the line, you notice that one of your own players is lining up with the other team:

Liz Cheney Weighs in on Pelosi’s Refusing GOP for Jan. 6 Committee

So she wasn’t just saying that she’s agreeing with Pelosi, she’s not denying she might have been behind the suggestion. …

…she completely a minion of Pelosi, which she’s not hiding it at this point… Anyone that ever had any sympathy for this person should take a look at what she’s become now and learn a lesson. She needs to be removed from any committees she’s on and she needs to get primaried into next week. Having Cheney on the Committee doesn’t make it bipartisan. It makes it fully craven people serving the Democratic cause.

I would say that even stronger action is required for this pathetic turncoat…she must not be a part of any future huddle for Team R:

Republicans Have One Move Left to Make Regarding Liz Cheney and They Better Make It

Republicans have one move left to make – remove Cheney from the GOP caucus.

This foolishness has gone on long enough. It was one thing to obsess over on January 6th. It’s another to lock arms with Nancy Pelosi, endorsing her ridiculously staffed committee, in order to backstab Republicans who are being denied a seat at the table. …

[Emphasis added]

If nothing else, removing one turncoat now may help flush some of the others…YES, THERE WILL BE OTHERS…out into the open sooner rather than later. The time is ripe for some housecleaning before 2022:

Even more than the Trump presidency, the Biden presidency has revealed whose loyalty to the establishment exceeds all other loyalties.

Be warned: Loyalties to the establishment are stronger and more widespread than most care to imagine. [These people] were bought and paid for long ago…and, in the right situations, it shows very plainly on their faces:

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  1. kedavis Member
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    I sure hope she’s gone after 2022, if not before.

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  2. Franco Member
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    It’s no longer about Party. If anyone has destroyed what was left of the Republican Party it is people like Liz Cheney, Romney and the Bushes.

    I will never defend any of them again for any charge. I’ll just laugh and agree. Romney wants to put us all back in chains, and has binders full of women – Dizzy Miss Lizzie is a warmongering anti-LGBT hag, Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason. Jeb is a pathetic POS. And they are all NEO-CONS who hijacked the GOP and destroyed it. 

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  3. philo Member
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    Franco (View Comment): Dizzy Miss Lizzie is … anti-LGBT

    Not sure about this part.

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  4. Franco Member
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    philo (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment): Dizzy Miss Lizzie is … anti-LGBT

    Not sure about this part.

    Who cares about the truth? They certainly don’t.

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  5. philo Member
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    Franco (View Comment):..Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason.

    While I am as anti-beltway-establishment as the next guy and have grown to dislike the politics of the Bush clan and it’s enablers, I’m not willing to go this far either.

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  6. philo Member
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    Franco (View Comment):

    It’s no longer about Party. If anyone has destroyed what was left of the Republican Party it is people like Liz Cheney, Romney and the Bushes.

    I will never defend any of them again for any charge. I’ll just laugh and agree. Romney wants to put us all back in chains, and has binders full of women – Dizzy Miss Lizzie is a warmongering anti-LGBT hag, Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason. Jeb is a pathetic POS. And they are all NEO-CONS who hijacked the GOP and destroyed it.

    OK. OK. The morning coffee is kicking in now… <<FACEPALM>>

    • #6
  7. Steve C. Member
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    philo (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):..Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason.

    While I am as anti-beltway-establishment as the next guy and have grown to dislike the politics of the Bush clan and it’s enablers, I’m not willing to go this far either.

    Poor judgment. Like a ship’s captain, the President is responsible. I supported the invasion. I supported the Surge. I did this not because of WMDs, but because after 10 years of “sanctions” and “oil for food” it was evident the status quo was evolving in Hussein’s favor. We lanced a boil. Maybe in 20 years we will have enough distance to make a more considered, ie less emotional, conclusion.

    Regardless, Bush has to bear the majority of the responsibility.

     

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  8. kedavis Member
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    Steve C. (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):..Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason.

    While I am as anti-beltway-establishment as the next guy and have grown to dislike the politics of the Bush clan and it’s enablers, I’m not willing to go this far either.

    Poor judgment. Like a ship’s captain, the President is responsible. I supported the invasion. I supported the Surge. I did this not because of WMDs, but because after 10 years of “sanctions” and “oil for food” it was evident the status quo was evolving in Hussein’s favor. We lanced a boil. Maybe in 20 years we will have enough distance to make a more considered, ie less emotional, conclusion.

    Regardless, Bush has to bear the majority of the responsibility.

     

    Hasn’t it already been 20 years?  Or just about.

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  9. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    philo (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    It’s no longer about Party. If anyone has destroyed what was left of the Republican Party it is people like Liz Cheney, Romney and the Bushes.

    I will never defend any of them again for any charge. I’ll just laugh and agree. Romney wants to put us all back in chains, and has binders full of women – Dizzy Miss Lizzie is a warmongering anti-LGBT hag, Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason. Jeb is a pathetic POS. And they are all NEO-CONS who hijacked the GOP and destroyed it.

    OK. OK. The morning coffee is kicking in now… <<FACEPALM>>

    @philo, you should join Gab 

    https://gab.com/groups/11535

     

     

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  10. philo Member
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    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    It’s no longer about Party. If anyone has destroyed what was left of the Republican Party it is people like Liz Cheney, Romney and the Bushes.

    I will never defend any of them again for any charge. I’ll just laugh and agree. Romney wants to put us all back in chains, and has binders full of women – Dizzy Miss Lizzie is a warmongering anti-LGBT hag, Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason. Jeb is a pathetic POS. And they are all NEO-CONS who hijacked the GOP and destroyed it.

    OK. OK. The morning coffee is kicking in now… <<FACEPALM>>

    @ philo, you should join Gab

    https://gab.com/groups/11535

    Thanks. I tend to wear out my welcome in one place at a time. I’ll add that to the list.

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  11. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    philo (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    It’s no longer about Party. If anyone has destroyed what was left of the Republican Party it is people like Liz Cheney, Romney and the Bushes.

    I will never defend any of them again for any charge. I’ll just laugh and agree. Romney wants to put us all back in chains, and has binders full of women – Dizzy Miss Lizzie is a warmongering anti-LGBT hag, Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason. Jeb is a pathetic POS. And they are all NEO-CONS who hijacked the GOP and destroyed it.

    OK. OK. The morning coffee is kicking in now… <<FACEPALM>>

    @ philo, you should join Gab

    https://gab.com/groups/11535

    Thanks. I tend to wear out my welcome in one place at a time. I’ll add that to the list.

    I’m the admin for this group.   You will not wear out your welcome.  In fact, it’s impossible to do so on Gab.  I think it violates the f–king code of conduct on Gab if you don’t wear out your welcome.

    and if you do, you can buy your way out of the problem

     

    • #11
  12. kedavis Member
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    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    It’s no longer about Party. If anyone has destroyed what was left of the Republican Party it is people like Liz Cheney, Romney and the Bushes.

    I will never defend any of them again for any charge. I’ll just laugh and agree. Romney wants to put us all back in chains, and has binders full of women – Dizzy Miss Lizzie is a warmongering anti-LGBT hag, Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason. Jeb is a pathetic POS. And they are all NEO-CONS who hijacked the GOP and destroyed it.

    OK. OK. The morning coffee is kicking in now… <<FACEPALM>>

    @ philo, you should join Gab

    https://gab.com/groups/11535

    Thanks. I tend to wear out my welcome in one place at a time. I’ll add that to the list.

    I’m the admin for this group. You will not wear out your welcome. In fact, it’s impossible to do so on Gab. I think it violates the f–king code of conduct on Gab if you don’t wear out your welcome.

    and if you do, you can buy your way out of the problem

     

    “Indulgences” are back!

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  13. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    It’s no longer about Party. If anyone has destroyed what was left of the Republican Party it is people like Liz Cheney, Romney and the Bushes.

    I will never defend any of them again for any charge. I’ll just laugh and agree. Romney wants to put us all back in chains, and has binders full of women – Dizzy Miss Lizzie is a warmongering anti-LGBT hag, Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason. Jeb is a pathetic POS. And they are all NEO-CONS who hijacked the GOP and destroyed it.

    OK. OK. The morning coffee is kicking in now… <<FACEPALM>>

    @ philo, you should join Gab

    https://gab.com/groups/11535

    Thanks. I tend to wear out my welcome in one place at a time. I’ll add that to the list.

    I’m the admin for this group. You will not wear out your welcome. In fact, it’s impossible to do so on Gab. I think it violates the f–king code of conduct on Gab if you don’t wear out your welcome.

    and if you do, you can buy your way out of the problem

     

    “Indulgences” are back!

     

    self righteousness = boring

    I’m not the pope

     

    • #13
  14. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    It’s no longer about Party. If anyone has destroyed what was left of the Republican Party it is people like Liz Cheney, Romney and the Bushes.

    I will never defend any of them again for any charge. I’ll just laugh and agree. Romney wants to put us all back in chains, and has binders full of women – Dizzy Miss Lizzie is a warmongering anti-LGBT hag, Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason. Jeb is a pathetic POS. And they are all NEO-CONS who hijacked the GOP and destroyed it.

    OK. OK. The morning coffee is kicking in now… <<FACEPALM>>

    @ philo, you should join Gab

    https://gab.com/groups/11535

     

     

    Often when I am on ricochet, I am feeling  like “No one else views the world as I do.”

    When I am on gab, it’s like “Oh, this is home. I am where I belong.”

     

     

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  15. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Steve C. (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):..Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason.

    While I am as anti-beltway-establishment as the next guy and have grown to dislike the politics of the Bush clan and it’s enablers, I’m not willing to go this far either.

    Poor judgment. Like a ship’s captain, the President is responsible. I supported the invasion. I supported the Surge. I did this not because of WMDs, but because after 10 years of “sanctions” and “oil for food” it was evident the status quo was evolving in Hussein’s favor. We lanced a boil. Maybe in 20 years we will have enough distance to make a more considered, ie less emotional, conclusion.

    Regardless, Bush has to bear the majority of the responsibility.

     

    Hasn’t it already been 20 years? Or just about.

    Except the Iraq we destabilized will never return to its “old normal.” This is especially tragic as our CIA installed the madman Hussein, and I can’t figure out why our CIA did not simply take him out. But that agency thrives on de-stabilization.

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  16. Steve C. Member
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Steve C. (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):..Bush is stupid and a puppet of Cheney, he lied about WMD and is personally responsible for millions of deaths for no reason.

    While I am as anti-beltway-establishment as the next guy and have grown to dislike the politics of the Bush clan and it’s enablers, I’m not willing to go this far either.

    Poor judgment. Like a ship’s captain, the President is responsible. I supported the invasion. I supported the Surge. I did this not because of WMDs, but because after 10 years of “sanctions” and “oil for food” it was evident the status quo was evolving in Hussein’s favor. We lanced a boil. Maybe in 20 years we will have enough distance to make a more considered, ie less emotional, conclusion.

    Regardless, Bush has to bear the majority of the responsibility.

     

    Hasn’t it already been 20 years? Or just about.

    Except the Iraq we destabilized will never return to its “old normal.” This is especially tragic as our CIA installed the madman Hussein, and I can’t figure out why our CIA did not simply take him out. But that agency thrives on de-stabilization.

    He installed himself. 

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  17. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    @GaryRobbins

    Oh my goodness!  You would expel Liz Cheney from the Republican Caucus, while retaining Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar?  The world has fully been turned upside down.  I have news for you.  The Republican Party is not the Party of Trump, while he is ascendant for the moment.  The recessive gene in the Republican Party is that it is the Party of Reagan, the Greatest President of the Twentieth Century.

    Liz Cheney reminds me of the Honey Badger.  The Honey Badger don’t care what you think.  Liz Cheney is going to do what she feels is right and damn the consequences.  She will some day be regarded as one of our greatest Republican heroes.

    If I were Pelosi, since McCarthy removed all 5 of his nominees, I would add Adam Kinzinger to the Select Committee and name former GOP Congressman Denver Riggleman as the Chief of Staff of the Select Committee.  I would also name Liz Cheney as the Vice Chair of the Committee and have her and Kinzinger sit on the Republican side of the Committee Room.  https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/22/pelosi-anti-trump-republicans-jan-6-investigation-500535

    I am reminded of the St. Crispin’s Day speech in Henry V.

    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

    Cheney-Kinzinger 2024.

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  18. kedavis Member
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    Gary sure enjoys being wrong early and often, doesn’t he?

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  19. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Gary sure enjoys being wrong early and often, doesn’t he?

    So, specifically what do you disagree with?

    Of note, after Senator Mike Enzi announced his retirement, Mitch McConnell invited Liz Cheney to run for the Senate.  She declined, seeing herself as a potential future Speaker of the House.

    It may look like Liz Cheney made a tactical mistake.  On the other hand, it would appear that Liz Cheney is doing our country an incredible service.

    Liz Cheney reminds me of Margaret Thatcher who famously said, “The Lady’s not for turning.”

    She also reminds me of Winston Churchill who fought the Nazi’s to a draw until the United States got into World War Two.  Winston Churchill had a significant time in the wilderness while he warned Britons of the Nazi threat.

    • #19
  20. kedavis Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Gary sure enjoys being wrong early and often, doesn’t he?

    So, specifically what do you disagree with?

    Of note, after Senator Mike Enzi announced his retirement, Mitch McConnell invited Liz Cheney to run for the Senate. She declined, seeing herself as a potential future Speaker of the House.

    It may look like Liz Cheney made a tactical mistake. On the other hand, it would appear that Liz Cheney is doing our country an incredible service.

    Liz Cheney reminds me of Margaret Thatcher who famously said, “The Lady’s not for turning.”

    She also reminds me of Winston Churchill who fought the Nazi’s to a draw until the United States got into World War Two.

    We’ll see.  I would be surprised if Cheney is still in office after 2022, but it might depend on how many New Yorkers and Californians etc have carpet-bagged to Wyoming.  If she is re-elected, I’m confident it won’t be “native” Wyoming-ans that do it.

    And meanwhile, your Klobuchar-Buttigieg prediction turned out so well…

    • #20
  21. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    At times like this, a little Churchill goes a long, long way.

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  22. philo Member
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  23. philo Member
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    kedavis (View Comment): Gary sure enjoys being wrong early and often, doesn’t he?

    His world view is elitist and authoritarian. There’s no other way for him to come across in a sort-of-center-right-ish neighborhood like this. 

    To be honest, I rarely have the energy or the inclination to take the troll bait anymore…even when he drops a turd in the comments of one of my posts. (Hell, I’ve polluted more than one of his with reason and intellectual consistency. I’m sure that bothers the heck out of him too. So be it…he’s still a fool.)

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  24. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    philo (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment): Gary sure enjoys being wrong early and often, doesn’t he?

    His world view is elitist and authoritarian. There’s no other way for him to come across in a sort-of-center-right-ish neighborhood like this.

    I have never thought of the Greatest President of the Twentieth Century, Ronald Reagan to be elitist or authoritarian.  Maybe that’s just me.

    • #24
  25. kedavis Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment): Gary sure enjoys being wrong early and often, doesn’t he?

    His world view is elitist and authoritarian. There’s no other way for him to come across in a sort-of-center-right-ish neighborhood like this.

    I have never thought of the Greatest President of the Twentieth Century, Ronald Reagan to be elitist or authoritarian. Maybe that’s just me.

    You know the Twentieth Century is over, right?

    • #25
  26. philo Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment): Gary sure enjoys being wrong early and often, doesn’t he?

    His world view is elitist and authoritarian. There’s no other way for him to come across in a sort-of-center-right-ish neighborhood like this.

    I have never thought of the Greatest President of the Twentieth Century, Ronald Reagan to be elitist or authoritarian. Maybe that’s just me.

    Reagan wasn’t. Robbins is.

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  27. kedavis Member
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    philo (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment): Gary sure enjoys being wrong early and often, doesn’t he?

    His world view is elitist and authoritarian. There’s no other way for him to come across in a sort-of-center-right-ish neighborhood like this.

    I have never thought of the Greatest President of the Twentieth Century, Ronald Reagan to be elitist or authoritarian. Maybe that’s just me.

    Reagan wasn’t. Robbins is.

    However, Reagan WAS (cover your eyes, Gary!) a POPULIST!!!

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  28. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment): Gary sure enjoys being wrong early and often, doesn’t he?

    His world view is elitist and authoritarian. There’s no other way for him to come across in a sort-of-center-right-ish neighborhood like this.

    I have never thought of the Greatest President of the Twentieth Century, Ronald Reagan to be elitist or authoritarian. Maybe that’s just me.

    Reagan wasn’t. Robbins is.

    However, Reagan WAS (cover your eyes, Gary!) a POPULIST!!!

    No.  Reagan was a conservative.  Populism is a disease that primarily infects the Left.

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  29. kedavis Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment): Gary sure enjoys being wrong early and often, doesn’t he?

    His world view is elitist and authoritarian. There’s no other way for him to come across in a sort-of-center-right-ish neighborhood like this.

    I have never thought of the Greatest President of the Twentieth Century, Ronald Reagan to be elitist or authoritarian. Maybe that’s just me.

    Reagan wasn’t. Robbins is.

    However, Reagan WAS (cover your eyes, Gary!) a POPULIST!!!

    No. Reagan was a conservative. Populism is a disease that primarily infects the Left.

    Don’t you ever learn?

    pop·u·lism

    /ˈpäpyəˌlizəm/ noun

    1. a political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups.”the question is whether he will tone down his fiery populism now that he has joined the political establishment”
      • support for populist politicians or policies.”the government came to power on a wave of populism”
      • the quality of appealing to or being aimed at ordinary people.

     

    Now, you see how it works, is, if you’re NOT for politics that recognizes the needs of ordinary people, that makes you an elitist snob.

    Cool, huh?

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  30. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
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    Sometimes I am glad for our Canadian system where we can kick people out of our parties for far less than what Liz Chaney has done.

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