Victor Davis Hanson: We’ve Never Had a Presidency Like This; Predicts a Reckoning in 2022

 

A recent stay at my sister’s home presented a microcosm of American life under the Biden regime — the new normal.

My niece told me that some of her unvaccinated friends had dined outdoors at a Manhattan restaurant. One young man entered the restaurant to use the restroom only to find an employee stationed outside the door asking patrons to show proof of vaccination before they could use the facilities.

Refusing to get vaccinated, my other niece had recently left her position with a large wealth management company based in the city. Her husband’s best friend had recently died suddenly one day after taking the second dose of the vaccine. He leaves behind a wife who is eight months pregnant with their first child.

Finally, in order to renew her real estate license, my sister was forced to take a new mandatory course called “Understanding and Preventing Racial Bias in Real Estate.” The Connecticut Realtor website for this three-hour virtual class says the group “strives for inclusion for all” and is “committed to bringing awareness and education to our members. We remain dedicated to taking actionable steps to help rectify discriminatory practices that unfairly impact people of color.”

America is barely recognizable from its former self. The changes began just hours after President Joe Biden solemnly swore that he would “faithfully execute the office of president of the United States” and, to the best of his abilities, “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

He has done none of those things.

Over the past nine months, this administration has worked methodically to fundamentally transform the United States of America from a democratic republic into a socialist nation.

For those who have either denied it or ignored it, the one-two punch of the Afghanistan fiasco, which left America’s moral authority in tatters, and Biden’s authoritarian vaccine mandate, the unintended consequences of which we’re just starting to see, have made it impossible to ignore.

The strong-arm tactics weren’t acts of incompetence; they were part of a deliberate scheme to turn America into an authoritarian state.

Speaking with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night, historian Victor Davis Hanson said we’ve never seen a presidency like this. And he predicted that Biden will face a reckoning in the 2022 midterm elections.

Carlson began with a discussion of the unintended consequences of the vaccine mandate. We’re going to see shortages of airline pilots, air traffic controllers, hospital and long-term care facility workers, police officers, and firefighters, he said. “You’re seeing the core institutions of American life destroyed by this one mandate.”

“What’s the point of this?” he asked Hanson.

“It’s not Tucker Carlson that’s saying this alone,” he noted. “It’s Barack Obama who says the border is unsustainable. Or Larry Summers saying the economic agenda won’t work. Or senators on the Democratic side said Afghanistan is a disaster. It’s everybody saying, ‘What’s going on?’ We’ve never seen anything like it.”

Hanson asked, “Is it incompetence? Accidental? Is it non compos mentis problems with the president? Or is it by design an anarchy, a chaos, a nihilism … to have an agenda that doesn’t pull on any of its items 50% but through the sheer fear of this chaotic, anarchic ‘We are going to have a new agenda that is socialist, and nobody knows … ’”

“The academic world has filtered down to the concrete world under this agenda, and they are really, really frightened, and they are saying we’ve never seen something like this before,” he said.

“When they looked to these institutions you mentioned, they look at the military or professional sports or entertainment or Hollywood or Silicon Valley or social media or network news or Wall Street or the corporate boardroom, and they say what happened? We don’t recognize it anymore. We have been asleep, and they have filtered into all these institutions with this agenda we don’t want, and it doesn’t work.”

“There’s going to be a reckoning,” Hanson said. “I think whether it’s Mexican-American communities on the border or where I live, or soccer moms mad about what’s being taught in schools, it’s not a top-down, woke revolution. It’s a grassroots populist revolution. We’re going to see it in the next midterms. I think a lot of these institutions are going to rue the positions they’ve taken and the damage they’ve done.”

Using the pandemic as an excuse, this administration first placed restrictions on our civil liberties and then sought to remove them entirely. The vaccine mandate amounts to medical tyranny.

Hanson is right. We’ve never experienced a presidency like this. Let’s also hope he’s right about a reckoning in 2022, which the entire administration so richly deserves.

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  1. BDB Member
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    Roderic (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Elizabeth Vaughn (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Elizabeth Vaughn: Let’s also hope he’s right about a reckoning in 2022 which the entire administration so richly deserves.

    Yeah.

    I am afraid he is wrong.

    If the election were held today, VDH would be right. But a lot can happen in 12 and a half months.

    Did we somehow fix the fraud of 2020, throw the fraudsters in prison, and I missed it?

    Republicans are too chicken to call out the fraud, which only emboldens the Democrats more.

    I wish that people would stop talking like this. It’s self defeating. We certainly can’t win if we give up before the election.

    I wish Paul SPIT Ryan hadn’t sabotaged the administration.  The RNC/GOP can get bent.  

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  2. BDB Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    Off the top of my head, I would guess that FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society, kicking off in 1933 and 1965 respectively, were worse and more consequential lurches to the Left than anything that we’ve seen under Biden

    Those have had 100 and 50 years to take effect.  This cabal administration is laying waste that shrinks FDR and LBJ to footnotes.  Most people just cannot see it yet.  

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  3. James Lileks Contributor
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    It’s not fair to say that we’ve had nothing but losing, losing, losing.  

    Yes, but it’s not as satisfying. 

    Off the top of my head, I would guess that FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society, kicking off in 1933 and 1965 respectively, were worse and more consequential lurches to the Left than anything that we’ve seen under Biden.

    Agreed. And the term “under Biden” is apt, as Good  ol’ Norm-Restorin’ Joe isn’t doing any of this, aside from Afghanistan, but he’s going to take the hit for an accumulated concatenation of clusterfargs. 

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  4. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Does anyone really think that Biden really does anything?  He is suffering from advancing dementia, so that he cannot even successfully read a speech off the teleprompter without slurring his words or losing his train of “thought”.  Someone else, probably Valerie Jarrett, is writing those speeches and pulling his strings.

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  5. BDB Member
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    It’s not fair to say that we’ve had nothing but losing, losing, losing.

    Yes, but it’s not as satisfying.

    Off the top of my head, I would guess that FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society, kicking off in 1933 and 1965 respectively, were worse and more consequential lurches to the Left than anything that we’ve seen under Biden.

    Agreed. And the term “under Biden” is apt, as Good ol’ Norm-Restorin’ Joe isn’t doing any of this, aside from Afghanistan, but he’s going to take the hit for an accumulated concatenation of clusterfargs.

    I take this to mean that Biden is not The Guy, but is a cat’s-paw for a cabal.  Is that what you inveigle?   Just not sure how to read this.  Thanks.  

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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Does anyone really think that Biden really does anything? He is suffering from advancing dementia, so that he cannot even successfully read a speech off the teleprompter without slurring his words or losing his train of “thought”. Someone else, probably Valerie Jarrett, is writing those speeches and pulling his strings.

    IMHO, the chain of command goes from  what we might call “the interagency consensus” or whatever through perhaps Susan Rice to a guy whose name reminds me of Don Kirshner (Rock Concert!) to Biden’s direct handlers.  You can smell the rest from there.  

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  7. James Lileks Contributor
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    BDB (View Comment):

    I take this to mean that Biden is not The Guy, but is a cat’s-paw for a cabal. Is that what you inveigle? Just not sure how to read this. Thanks.

    Yes. The hand that signs the papers. The pliable figurehead. The “cabal” has different objectives, but the basic theme is Statism, which they all recognize as the means to Do All the Good Things, Save the Earth, Make Equity Happen, and coincidentally secure a comfortable life for themselves while they do all the fundamental transformation. 

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    BDB (View Comment):

    I take this to mean that Biden is not The Guy, but is a cat’s-paw for a cabal. Is that what you inveigle? Just not sure how to read this. Thanks.

    Yes. The hand that signs the papers. The pliable figurehead. The “cabal” has different objectives, but the basic theme is Statism, which they all recognize as the means to Do All the Good Things, Save the Earth, Make Equity Happen, and coincidentally secure a comfortable life for themselves while they do all the fundamental transformation.

    Cannot LIKE this enough.  Believe me, I tried.  

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  9. Instugator Thatcher
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    I’m not happy with Biden’s Presidency so far, except for getting us the heck out of Afghanistan, finally, with minimal losses, thank the Lord. 

    Except for the 1000+ or so he left behind. Don’t know happened to them.

    Don’t expect the press to talk about them either, they learned their lesson with Jimmy.

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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    Instugator (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    I’m not happy with Biden’s Presidency so far, except for getting us the heck out of Afghanistan, finally, with minimal losses, thank the Lord.

    Except for the 1000+ or so he left behind. Don’t know happened to them.

    Thank you. I spit out my coffee at Jerry’s comment, quickly wrote an angry response, then deleted it.

    But the sentiment remains. Minimal losses. Like, losing hundreds of Americans somewhere. Misplacing them casually, like car keys. Gosh, we’re not sure where we left them.

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  11. I Walton Member
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    2015: 20.4%

    Again, that’s progress. Not as much as I would like, but it’s a significant shift in the right direction.

    On Obamacare, while the whole program wasn’t repealed, the mandate was repealed. I think that it was in 2017. So that’s progress, too.

    It’s not fair to say that we’ve had nothing but losing, losing, losing. There have been successes and setbacks.

    Two steps forward a half step, or a pause backward wasn’t progress, and now they’re taking 34 or five steps, with slight pauses to let our naive opposition confirm their lack of understanding of who these people are.  We’re losing the country and as the last true Republic it’ll be over globally for the foreseeable future.

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  12. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Instugator (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    I’m not happy with Biden’s Presidency so far, except for getting us the heck out of Afghanistan, finally, with minimal losses, thank the Lord.

    Except for the 1000+ or so he left behind. Don’t know happened to them.

    Thank you. I spit out my coffee at Jerry’s comment, quickly wrote an angry response, then deleted it.

    But the sentiment remains. Minimal losses. Like, losing hundreds of Americans somewhere. Misplacing them casually, like car keys. Gosh, we’re not sure where we left them.

    Guys, the figure that I’ve seen for US deaths is 13.  If you have more information, please provide it.  From what I’ve seen, the claims of the number supposedly “left behind” are exaggerated, but it is hard to tell.  It started with claims in the 15,000 range, then this declined precipitously to the point at which, as I recall, right-wing folks were complaining that the Biden administration’s estimate of about 100 was somewhat low — but including non-Americans like green card holders in their speculative count.

    ‘The bottom line is that about 2 months ago, a bunch of people were predicting some sort of bloodbath.  I doubted this at the time, and I was castigated here by those claiming that there would be a catastrophe.  There’s been no catastrophe.

    Yet for some reason, many people on the Right, including the two of you, persist in your mistake. 

    This has concerned me greatly.  I am accustomed to Leftists failing to take account of reality.  I did not expect it from my friends on the Right.

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  13. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Yet for some reason, many people on the Right, including the two of you, persist in your mistake.

    This has concerned me greatly. I am accustomed to Leftists failing to take account of reality. I did not expect it from my friends on the Right.

    In 1979, 52 Americans were taken hostage in Iran and held for 444 days. This was a national crisis with daily updates on the evening news.

    Today there may be several hundred Americans still trapped in Afghanistan after being left behind by our military, and you say the pullout was a success. 13 of our people dead, and you say it was a success. In response, our military drone strikes an Afghan civilian and his family, killing 10, and you say it was a success.

    I’d hate to see what failure looks like to you.

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    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Elizabeth Vaughn: And he predicted that Biden will face a reckoning in the 2022 midterm elections.

    No worries. The fix is already in. Democrats will survive, and possibly improve their number

    Seriously doubt that.  It would take completely incompetent campaigning by congressional Republicans….something they are capable of but not likely.   You do realize they did better than expected in the last congressional elections right??   

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    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Roderic (View Comment):

    So how are we going to fix our election process if we can’t say out loud what everyone knows to be true? Maybe telling Republicans that we won’t vote until they fix the process will get them off their rapidly-expanding behinds and do something.

    Primary the star-spangles out of ’em.

    I’d primary every single one — even the ones I like — just to break them out of their complacency.

    But ideally, the GOP would fold up their tents, the Coastal Elite RINOs would go join their natural home with the Democrats, and the real, honest lovers of liberty would form a new party.

    We should have done that more than a decade ago. We might have a better opposition party today if we did. We might even have a better Democrat party.

    Same people that are so envious of the democrat’s unity want to primary/weaken republicans….for purity or something.  Makes sense…

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  16. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    Concretevol (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Roderic (View Comment):

    So how are we going to fix our election process if we can’t say out loud what everyone knows to be true? Maybe telling Republicans that we won’t vote until they fix the process will get them off their rapidly-expanding behinds and do something.

    Primary the star-spangles out of ’em.

    I’d primary every single one — even the ones I like — just to break them out of their complacency.

    But ideally, the GOP would fold up their tents, the Coastal Elite RINOs would go join their natural home with the Democrats, and the real, honest lovers of liberty would form a new party.

    We should have done that more than a decade ago. We might have a better opposition party today if we did. We might even have a better Democrat party.

    Same people that are so envious of the democrat’s unity want to primary/weaken republicans….for purity or something. Makes sense…

    Yes.

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  17. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Yet for some reason, many people on the Right, including the two of you, persist in your mistake.

    This has concerned me greatly. I am accustomed to Leftists failing to take account of reality. I did not expect it from my friends on the Right.

    In 1979, 52 Americans were taken hostage in Iran and held for 444 days. This was a national crisis with daily updates on the evening news.

    Today there may be several hundred Americans still trapped in Afghanistan after being left behind by our military, and you say the pullout was a success. 13 of our people dead, and you say it was a success. In response, our military drone strikes an Afghan civilian and his family, killing 10, and you say it was a success.

    I’d hate to see what failure looks like to you.

    Learned via a guest on Glenn Beck who has been working to rescue trapped Americans that the number of Americans left behind are more like 3,000, hiding in safe houses.

    Success!

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  18. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    Concretevol (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Elizabeth Vaughn: And he predicted that Biden will face a reckoning in the 2022 midterm elections.

    No worries. The fix is already in. Democrats will survive, and possibly improve their number

    Seriously doubt that. It would take completely incompetent campaigning by congressional Republicans….something they are capable of but not likely.

    Although individual members of Congress want to win so they have status and power and money, they don’t want to be the majority party, because then they’d have to act to fulfill the empty promises they made.

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  19. Nanocelt TheContrarian Member
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    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    If there is a reckoning there actually needs to be a reckoning. The idea that we vote for the GOP in huge numbers for them to go sorry guys we can’t do anything but continue to fund planned parenthood and rack up massive deficits is not what voters are looking for. There was a reckoning after Obamacare. What did we get? Did we get fiscal conservatism with a conservative congress? Did we get Obamacare repealed? Did anyone get punished for Benghazi or the IRS tax scandal? We got nothing. And if we have a “reckoning” like that you can kiss 2024 goodbye. Voters won’t show up except for someone who is going to throw the table over.

    We got the momentary rise of the TeaParty, that was then knee capped by Obama’s IRS minions, with the enthusiastic bipartisan assistance of Republicans who would voice support for the Tea Party publicly while applauding the knee capping privately.

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    Concretevol (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Roderic (View Comment):

    So how are we going to fix our election process if we can’t say out loud what everyone knows to be true? Maybe telling Republicans that we won’t vote until they fix the process will get them off their rapidly-expanding behinds and do something.

    Primary the star-spangles out of ’em.

    I’d primary every single one — even the ones I like — just to break them out of their complacency.

    But ideally, the GOP would fold up their tents, the Coastal Elite RINOs would go join their natural home with the Democrats, and the real, honest lovers of liberty would form a new party.

    We should have done that more than a decade ago. We might have a better opposition party today if we did. We might even have a better Democrat party.

    Same people that are so envious of the democrat’s unity want to primary/weaken republicans….for purity or something. Makes sense…

    Shall I pretend that you genuinely think it’s envy and purity?  Or just proceed on the basis of counterfactual ad hominem, aka lies about people you don’t like?

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  21. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Lately ricochet has been a breath of fresh air.

    I’m noticing more and more people  here  who are making the needed connection that this never was about a virus. (If it had been, Zelenko and America’s Frontline Doctors would have been household names.)

    I’m noticing more people here who may have initially  been accepting of the early malarkey but who now are having flashes of insight that if we accept mandates allowing for perpetual vaccines and Rx drugs, the people in power will be more motivated to continue down this path of evil.

    Additionally it is good news the media is reporting Biden’s popularity is at 43%. (Probably exagerrated, but at least they are letting that info slip out.)

     

     

     

     

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  22. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    Off the top of my head, I would guess that FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society, kicking off in 1933 and 1965 respectively, were worse and more consequential lurches to the Left than anything that we’ve seen under Biden

    Those have had 100 and 50 years to take effect. This cabal administration is laying waste that shrinks FDR and LBJ to footnotes. Most people just cannot see it yet.

    So much of The Change is so absurd that our brains cannot wrap around what we are hearing and seeing. After all, we just witnessed an administration that surrendered to foreign nationals who are Evil Incarnate.

    But it was not merely a surrender – we gift wrapped 80 billion dollars worth of fire power for the Taliban, and lost American service people while we surrendered.

     Then it is announced that people who speak out at local civic meetings against the pornography their kids  are being taught in classrooms as part of “sex education” and parents speaking out  about kids being masked are terrorists.

    Watters of Watters World on Fox reported on what is contained in the 3.4 trillion dollar plan the Dems want Congress to approve. There are monies to tear down “bits of racist infrastructure.” (So if a bridge is named after a no longer approved of historical figure like Robert E Lee, we’ll blow the thing up rather than re-name it?)

    Plus monies are allocated to do just as Biden promised: to re-make social services available on a national level as they exist in Calif: any and all immigrants  arriving in the US are to receive generous monthly allotments, food stamps, free med care and health insurance and free college tuition.

    Also money to buff up the natural  habitat for desert fish. (Not making that up.)

     

     

     

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  23. Concretevol Thatcher
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Roderic (View Comment):

    So how are we going to fix our election process if we can’t say out loud what everyone knows to be true? Maybe telling Republicans that we won’t vote until they fix the process will get them off their rapidly-expanding behinds and do something.

    Primary the star-spangles out of ’em.

    I’d primary every single one — even the ones I like — just to break them out of their complacency.

    But ideally, the GOP would fold up their tents, the Coastal Elite RINOs would go join their natural home with the Democrats, and the real, honest lovers of liberty would form a new party.

    We should have done that more than a decade ago. We might have a better opposition party today if we did. We might even have a better Democrat party.

    Same people that are so envious of the democrat’s unity want to primary/weaken republicans….for purity or something. Makes sense…

    Shall I pretend that you genuinely think it’s envy and purity? Or just proceed on the basis of counterfactual ad hominem, aka lies about people you don’t like?

    Sorry dude, I would respond but I really don’t understand a darn thing you said……or you didn’t understand my point

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    Concretevol (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Roderic (View Comment):

    So how are we going to fix our election process if we can’t say out loud what everyone knows to be true? Maybe telling Republicans that we won’t vote until they fix the process will get them off their rapidly-expanding behinds and do something.

    Primary the star-spangles out of ’em.

    I’d primary every single one — even the ones I like — just to break them out of their complacency.

    But ideally, the GOP would fold up their tents, the Coastal Elite RINOs would go join their natural home with the Democrats, and the real, honest lovers of liberty would form a new party.

    We should have done that more than a decade ago. We might have a better opposition party today if we did. We might even have a better Democrat party.

    Same people that are so envious of the democrat’s unity want to primary/weaken republicans….for purity or something. Makes sense…

    Shall I pretend that you genuinely think it’s envy and purity? Or just proceed on the basis of counterfactual ad hominem, aka lies about people you don’t like?

    Sorry dude, I would respond but I really don’t understand a darn thing you said……or you didn’t understand my point

    Message received.

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  25. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Nanocelt TheContrarian (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    If there is a reckoning there actually needs to be a reckoning. The idea that we vote for the GOP in huge numbers for them to go sorry guys we can’t do anything but continue to fund planned parenthood and rack up massive deficits is not what voters are looking for. There was a reckoning after Obamacare. What did we get? Did we get fiscal conservatism with a conservative congress? Did we get Obamacare repealed? Did anyone get punished for Benghazi or the IRS tax scandal? SNIP Voters won’t show up except for someone who is going to throw the table over.

    We got the momentary rise of the TeaParty, that was then knee capped by Obama’s IRS minions, with the enthusiastic bipartisan assistance of Republicans who would voice support for the Tea Party SNIP

    The Tea Party was also co-opted from within. It changed dramatically in a few short years. It went  from an org whose members  truly understood economics, and from that understanding wanted to end the Fed Reserve   into a morphed up org that wanted to end the safety net programs.

    The idea behind the desire to Smash the Fed is that such a money-producing  institution is one by which tyranny can be brought to bear upon our society. (And that is happening now!)

    Now it might allow certain types of people to “feel very good” if food stamps and welfare programs are eliminated. (As long as Corporate Welfare is continued, of course.)

    A true understanding of economics forces individuals to realize that as long as the Fed Reserve exists, money can continually be printed up to allow for Bailing Out The Too Big To Fail Group. These bailouts were an abomination which circa 2008 to 2011  transferred stealthily some 23 trillions of dollars of wealth from Main Street to Wall Street.

    But even worse,much worse, the Fed Reserve has been working over time to bail out industries failing due to all these ridiculous COVID measures and restrictions. That started last week. But this year the Fed Reserve’s printing press is again  bailing out businesses suffering due to business executives issuing the vax mandates.

    Most alarming is how the expensive projects involved with the Global Climate Crisis initiatives are also to be paid for by the Fed Reserve’s printing press. We will see vast amounts of money going to industries that “save the planet” through carbon capture. (In Great Britain, the carbon capture occurred in part by cutting down messy, leaf strewing trees and replacing them with metal monstrosities supposedly more effective at carbon capture than trees. ( 2 problems: One/ trees also produce oxygen, something no metal monstrosity can ever do  Two/ how is it that carbon is a risk to a planet? Most of the  people believing this fail to understand that carbon exists in such minute amounts in our atmosphere, it is doubtful that capturing it would do a thing)

     

     

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