We’re the Democratic Party: We Don’t Care

 

As I watched the current political crisis play out, I thought about an episode of “Saturday Night Live” back in 1976 (when SNL was still worth watching).  This particular episode featured Lily Tomlin in her role as Ernestine the switchboard operator.  The skit begins with Ernestine being in an actual mainframe computer room (I guessed the computer was an IBM System 360, Model/40).

Ernestine: A gracious hello.  Here at the Phone Company, we handle eighty-four billion calls a year serving everyone from presidents and kings to the scum of the earth.  So we realize that, every so often, you can’t get an operator, or for no apparent reason your phone goes out of order, or perhaps you get charged for a call you don’t make.  (At this point, she reaches into the card reader, grabs a stack of cards and throws them into the air.) We don’t care!

Watch this…(She goes to the console and hits buttons maniacally) We just lost Peoria!

You see, this phone system consists of a multibillion dollar matrix of space age technology that is so sophisticated (She moves to the console keyboard and begins hitting keys with her elbows) even we can’t handle it.  But that’s your problem, isn’t it?  So, the next time you complain about your phone service, why don’t you try using two Dixie Cups with a string? We don’t care. We don’t have to. We’re the Phone Company.

The skit closes with a placard that repeats her ominous words: “We’re the Phone Company. We don’t care.”

Since the mob scene that accompanied President Trump’s inauguration, I’ve thought about that because I believe that’s what the Democratic Party has degenerated to. In today’s America, we have two political parties; one composed of milquetoast politicians who, at times, appear to be afraid of their own shadows and the other composed of a confederation of thugs who will stop at nothing to achieve their destructive goals.

Democratic politicians aren’t tremendously eloquent; they don’t have to be. Because backing them up are their mobs-on-call.  BLM, Antifa, militant environmentalists, teachers’ unions, pro-abortion groups, and the transsexual community can be called upon with a snap of the fingers. Their message is clear: cross us and we’ll riot, burn, vandalize, strike; any actions that will further the aims of the Democratic Party.  Sometimes their crimes aren’t at the behest of the Party; they simply enjoy mindless violence.

Even when violence isn’t called for the Democrats can rely on a vast Federal workforce to aid them; either by police action (FBI) or by administrative action (IRS).  Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Carter Page, various Tea Party groups, and now Donald Trump.  All of them were people and organizations that leaned to the Right; they had to be dealt with.

None of this seems to matter to the Republicans as they appear to believe that endless investigations will be a solution for all this thuggery.  The Democrats aren’t having any of that.  Remember the Contempt of Congress citations against Lois Lerner and Eric Holder?  Does the phrase “Like Water off a Duck’s Back” mean anything to you?

On important matters, we can always count on the Democrats to coalesce around an issue or a vital piece of legislation.  As for the Republicans, we can usually count on them to scatter in all directions. The Democrats have the likes of Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer.  The Republicans have Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and Mitt Romney.

The posts of @gleneisenhardt and @Nohaaj were absolutely correct. The Democrats allow our military to degenerate, allow thousands of migrants to spill over our borders, let crime run amuck in our cities, and permit our education systems to become little more than propaganda mills. And they care not a whit about the consequences because they know the Republicans will do nothing.

Until we elect Republicans with stones, we can expect more of the same. The day may be coming that the Democrats will be in permanent power. Then we can expect to see posters and billboards with the sneering visages of Obama, Clinton, Garland, and Swalwell over the huge letters that proclaim:

WE’RE THE DEMOCRATS – WE DON’T CARE.

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  1. Columbo Member
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    They all think, like Al Gore, that they are the lead character in Love Story.  Being democrat means never having to say you’re sorry …

     

     

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  2. kedavis Inactive
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    @kedavis

    Maybe it wasn’t there right from the start, but what I remember her saying was, “We’re the phone company – we don’t care.  We don’t have to!”

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  3. The Reticulator Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Maybe it wasn’t there right from the start, but what I remember her saying was, “We’re the phone company – we don’t care. We don’t have to!”

    Let’s put this version on the billboards and YouTube ads:  “We’re the Democrat Party. We don’t care. We don’t have to.  //political ad paid for by the good guys.”  

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  4. kedavis Inactive
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    @kedavis

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Maybe it wasn’t there right from the start, but what I remember her saying was, “We’re the phone company – we don’t care. We don’t have to!”

    Let’s put this version on the billboards and YouTube ads: “We’re the Democrat Party. We don’t care. We don’t have to. //political ad paid for by the good guys.”

    Maybe add something.  “We don’t care.  We don’t have to!  You vote for us anyway!”

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  5. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    kedavis (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Maybe it wasn’t there right from the start, but what I remember her saying was, “We’re the phone company – we don’t care. We don’t have to!”

    Let’s put this version on the billboards and YouTube ads: “We’re the Democrat Party. We don’t care. We don’t have to. //political ad paid for by the good guys.”

    Maybe add something. “We don’t care. We don’t have to! You vote for us anyway!”

    Very good!

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  6. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    kedavis (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Maybe it wasn’t there right from the start, but what I remember her saying was, “We’re the phone company – we don’t care. We don’t have to!”

    Let’s put this version on the billboards and YouTube ads: “We’re the Democrat Party. We don’t care. We don’t have to. //political ad paid for by the good guys.”

    Maybe add something. “We don’t care. We don’t have to! You vote for us anyway!”

    But who is it that votes  for them? Real people or not really real people.

    Notice the jump in the numbers of voters between Obama’s 2008 election and Trump’s 2016 election: it is a five million voter increase over 8 years. Given that it is over 8 years, it is not a significant increase in voter numbers.

    Analyzing the 2016 victory of Trump over Clinton: he had 63 million votes, and Clinton had 68 million.

    This adds up to 131 million voters.

    But just 4 years later, Biden has 81 million voters marking their ballots for him?  Against Trump’s 74 million voters?

    Which adds up to 155 million voters. This is a huge increase in voter numbers – and all in 4 short years!

    Did every single illegal immigrant who came across the border Jan 2017 to Nov 2020 get granted citizenship during those 4 years so they could vote?

     

     

     

     

     

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  7. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    I agree 100% with this. If the GOP talks about how abusive and bad government is, but never cuts an inch, then their complaints mean less than nothing. After all the abuse they’ve funded the IRS, EPA, OSHA, ATF and all the rest of the alphabet soup. Thomas Massie tweeted yesterday that there is no reason to fund the FBI when they take control. And any Republican who says defunding can’t be done is addicted to big government. He’s right. The FBI and all the rest have said we can kick their constituents in the balls and the GOP will sign our paychecks. We’ll yawn as they haul us up for questions and go right back to getting our funding in full. That’s what has happened for decades.

    The GOP doesn’t care about their constituents. If you get punched in the face by a bully, and forever refuse to even lift your hands to block the punch, then you earned it. That’s why I’m not as mad at the Democrats as I am at the GOP. They’re the enablers. There is nothing left to conserve because they failed. They never even put their hands up. They stood athwart history yelling and that was all they did. It’s time to fight and build a new government we can be proud of, and a new culture that isn’t degenerate, and an economy that isn’t  nothing but crony shills being the major players.  Conservatism is over and the US as we knew it is over. Both committed suicide. Time to build anew.

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  8. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Perfect analogy! They haven’t cared for a very long time. There are those foolish people who think they can change their minds. Why would they change? They already have everything they want: victory, power, freedom to lie.

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  9. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    CACrabtree: In today’s America, we have two political parties; one composed of milquetoast politicians who, at times, appear to be afraid of their own shadows and the other composed of a confederation of thugs who will stop at nothing to achieve their destructive goals.

    Pretty accurate . . .

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  10. Franco Member
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    @Franco

    The reason the phone company (ATT) didn’t care was they were a monopoly and you had to use them.

    Democrats are a monopoly because they control the MSM (or the MSM controls them and Republicans). They have a monopoly on the narrative. That’s changing, but it’s also bifurcating the narrative which is fueling the polarization. 

    We must reform the MSM, break them up – or just break them. 

    All protests and activism should focus on the corporate media before anything else. Politics is downstream from there. 

     

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  11. Fritz Coolidge
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Maybe it wasn’t there right from the start, but what I remember her saying was, “We’re the phone company – we don’t care. We don’t have to!”

    Let’s put this version on the billboards and YouTube ads: “We’re the Democrat Party. We don’t care. We don’t have to. //political ad paid for by the good guys.”

    Maybe add something. “We don’t care. We don’t have to! You vote for us anyway!”

    But who is it that votes for them? Real people or not really real people.

    Notice the jump in the numbers of voters between Obama’s 2008 election and Trump’s 2016 election: it is a five million voter increase over 8 years. Given that it is over 8 years, it is not a significant increase in voter numbers.

    Analyzing the 2016 victory of Trump over Clinton: he had 63 million votes, and Clinton had 68 million.

    This adds up to 131 million voters.

    But just 4 years later, Biden has 81 million voters marking their ballots for him? Against Trump’s 74 million voters?

    Which adds up to 155 million voters. This is a huge increase in voter numbers – and all in 4 short years!

    Did every single illegal immigrant who came across the border Jan 2017 to Nov 2020 get granted citizenship during those 4 years so they could vote?

    Just because there was a huge increase in tallied counts does not necessarily mean there were actual voters behind all those numbers. I seem to remember at least one instance of harvested mail-in ballots that were chucked into the Biden column overnight that, upon later examination, showed a vote for president but no votes for any other office. Hmmmm.

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  12. Columbo Member
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    Fritz (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Maybe it wasn’t there right from the start, but what I remember her saying was, “We’re the phone company – we don’t care. We don’t have to!”

    Let’s put this version on the billboards and YouTube ads: “We’re the Democrat Party. We don’t care. We don’t have to. //political ad paid for by the good guys.”

    Maybe add something. “We don’t care. We don’t have to! You vote for us anyway!”

    But who is it that votes for them? Real people or not really real people.

    Notice the jump in the numbers of voters between Obama’s 2008 election and Trump’s 2016 election: it is a five million voter increase over 8 years. Given that it is over 8 years, it is not a significant increase in voter numbers.

    Analyzing the 2016 victory of Trump over Clinton: he had 63 million votes, and Clinton had 68 million.

    This adds up to 131 million voters.

    But just 4 years later, Biden has 81 million voters marking their ballots for him? Against Trump’s 74 million voters?

    Which adds up to 155 million voters. This is a huge increase in voter numbers – and all in 4 short years!

    Did every single illegal immigrant who came across the border Jan 2017 to Nov 2020 get granted citizenship during those 4 years so they could vote?

    Just because there was a huge increase in tallied counts does not necessariyl mean there were actual voters behind all those numbers. I seem to remember at least one instance of harvested mail-in ballots that were chucked into the Biden column overnight that, upon later examination, showed a vote for president but no votes for any other office. Hmmmm.

    People here who choose to ignore this obvious documented reality are willfully suspending their own disbelief. Sad.

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  13. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Franco (View Comment):

    The reason the phone company (ATT) didn’t care was they were a monopoly and you had to use them.

    Democrats are a monopoly because they control the MSM (or the MSM controls them and Republicans). They have a monopoly on the narrative. That’s changing, but it’s also bifurcating the narrative which is fueling the polarization.

    We must reform the MSM, break them up – or just break them.

    All protests and activism should focus on the corporate media before anything else. Politics is downstream from there.

    Why are they (the MSM) all so crazy?  Is it just the J-school training?  I could sort of accept this as true.  Is it just the vulture the culture, the 60s hippies having grown up?  Is it just the professional race baiters and the corporations that have grown up to feed off the spendthrift government?  Is it the MIC?  Is it just the CIA and 70 years of Operation Mockingbird?

    I think it’s primarily Operation Mockingbird.  The CIA needs to go.

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  14. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I agree 100% with this. If the GOP talks about how abusive and bad government is, but never cuts an inch, then their complaints mean less than nothing. After all the abuse they’ve funded the IRS, EPA, OSHA, ATF and all the rest of the alphabet soup. Thomas Massie tweeted yesterday that there is no reason to fund the FBI when they take control. And any Republican who says defunding can’t be done is addicted to big government. He’s right. The FBI and all the rest have said we can kick their constituents in the balls and the GOP will sign our paychecks. We’ll yawn as they haul us up for questions and go right back to getting our funding in full. That’s what has happened for decades.

    The GOP doesn’t care about their constituents. If you get punched in the face by a bully, and forever refuse to even lift your hands to block the punch, then you earned it. That’s why I’m not as mad at the Democrats as I am at the GOP. They’re the enablers. There is nothing left to conserve because they failed. They never even put their hands up. They stood athwart history yelling and that was all they did. It’s time to fight and build a new government we can be proud of, and a new culture that isn’t degenerate, and an economy that isn’t nothing but crony shills being the major players. Conservatism is over and the US as we knew it is over. Both committed suicide. Time to build anew.

    Excellent! This should be sent to Ronna McDaniel and all the GOP leadership along with their termination notices.

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  15. Raxxalan Member
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    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I agree 100% with this. If the GOP talks about how abusive and bad government is, but never cuts an inch, then their complaints mean less than nothing. After all the abuse they’ve funded the IRS, EPA, OSHA, ATF and all the rest of the alphabet soup. Thomas Massie tweeted yesterday that there is no reason to fund the FBI when they take control. And any Republican who says defunding can’t be done is addicted to big government. He’s right. The FBI and all the rest have said we can kick their constituents in the balls and the GOP will sign our paychecks. We’ll yawn as they haul us up for questions and go right back to getting our funding in full. That’s what has happened for decades.

    The GOP doesn’t care about their constituents. If you get punched in the face by a bully, and forever refuse to even lift your hands to block the punch, then you earned it. That’s why I’m not as mad at the Democrats as I am at the GOP. They’re the enablers. There is nothing left to conserve because they failed. They never even put their hands up. They stood athwart history yelling and that was all they did. It’s time to fight and build a new government we can be proud of, and a new culture that isn’t degenerate, and an economy that isn’t nothing but crony shills being the major players. Conservatism is over and the US as we knew it is over. Both committed suicide. Time to build anew.

    Great. so what is the solution?  None of this is actionable at the moment.  We have done fairly well at not nominating conventional GOPe types in this cycle.  If they win they will bring the party more inline with the base.  That is a good thing.  Hopefully they will fight, but giving up is not going to lead to a better outcome.

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  16. kedavis Inactive
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    @kedavis

    Raxxalan (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I agree 100% with this. If the GOP talks about how abusive and bad government is, but never cuts an inch, then their complaints mean less than nothing. After all the abuse they’ve funded the IRS, EPA, OSHA, ATF and all the rest of the alphabet soup. Thomas Massie tweeted yesterday that there is no reason to fund the FBI when they take control. And any Republican who says defunding can’t be done is addicted to big government. He’s right. The FBI and all the rest have said we can kick their constituents in the balls and the GOP will sign our paychecks. We’ll yawn as they haul us up for questions and go right back to getting our funding in full. That’s what has happened for decades.

    The GOP doesn’t care about their constituents. If you get punched in the face by a bully, and forever refuse to even lift your hands to block the punch, then you earned it. That’s why I’m not as mad at the Democrats as I am at the GOP. They’re the enablers. There is nothing left to conserve because they failed. They never even put their hands up. They stood athwart history yelling and that was all they did. It’s time to fight and build a new government we can be proud of, and a new culture that isn’t degenerate, and an economy that isn’t nothing but crony shills being the major players. Conservatism is over and the US as we knew it is over. Both committed suicide. Time to build anew.

    Great. so what is the solution? None of this is actionable at the moment. We have done fairly well at not nominating conventional GOPe types in this cycle. If they win they will bring the party more inline with the base. That is a good thing. Hopefully they will fight, but giving up is going to lead to a better outcome.

    Probably missing a “not” in the last sentence.

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  17. Raxxalan Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Raxxalan (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I agree 100% with this. If the GOP talks about how abusive and bad government is, but never cuts an inch, then their complaints mean less than nothing. After all the abuse they’ve funded the IRS, EPA, OSHA, ATF and all the rest of the alphabet soup. Thomas Massie tweeted yesterday that there is no reason to fund the FBI when they take control. And any Republican who says defunding can’t be done is addicted to big government. He’s right. The FBI and all the rest have said we can kick their constituents in the balls and the GOP will sign our paychecks. We’ll yawn as they haul us up for questions and go right back to getting our funding in full. That’s what has happened for decades.

    The GOP doesn’t care about their constituents. If you get punched in the face by a bully, and forever refuse to even lift your hands to block the punch, then you earned it. That’s why I’m not as mad at the Democrats as I am at the GOP. They’re the enablers. There is nothing left to conserve because they failed. They never even put their hands up. They stood athwart history yelling and that was all they did. It’s time to fight and build a new government we can be proud of, and a new culture that isn’t degenerate, and an economy that isn’t nothing but crony shills being the major players. Conservatism is over and the US as we knew it is over. Both committed suicide. Time to build anew.

    Great. so what is the solution? None of this is actionable at the moment. We have done fairly well at not nominating conventional GOPe types in this cycle. If they win they will bring the party more inline with the base. That is a good thing. Hopefully they will fight, but giving up is going to lead to a better outcome.

    Probably missing a “not” in the last sentence.

    Indeed thanks.  

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  18. Stad Coolidge
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    Fritz (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Maybe it wasn’t there right from the start, but what I remember her saying was, “We’re the phone company – we don’t care. We don’t have to!”

    Let’s put this version on the billboards and YouTube ads: “We’re the Democrat Party. We don’t care. We don’t have to. //political ad paid for by the good guys.”

    Maybe add something. “We don’t care. We don’t have to! You vote for us anyway!”

    But who is it that votes for them? Real people or not really real people.

    Notice the jump in the numbers of voters between Obama’s 2008 election and Trump’s 2016 election: it is a five million voter increase over 8 years. Given that it is over 8 years, it is not a significant increase in voter numbers.

    Analyzing the 2016 victory of Trump over Clinton: he had 63 million votes, and Clinton had 68 million.

    This adds up to 131 million voters.

    But just 4 years later, Biden has 81 million voters marking their ballots for him? Against Trump’s 74 million voters?

    Which adds up to 155 million voters. This is a huge increase in voter numbers – and all in 4 short years!

    Did every single illegal immigrant who came across the border Jan 2017 to Nov 2020 get granted citizenship during those 4 years so they could vote?

    Just because there was a huge increase in tallied counts does not necessarily mean there were actual voters behind all those numbers. I seem to remember at least one instance of harvested mail-in ballots that were chucked into the Biden column overnight that, upon later examination, showed a vote for president but no votes for any other office. Hmmmm.

    People forget it’s the states who elect the President (via the Electoral College), and lots of states have voting districts with total Democrat control.  This means they can produce enough votes to swing the state over to the D column.  There have been districts with over 100% of registered voters voting, yet still the results were certified . . .

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  19. kedavis Inactive
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Fritz (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Maybe it wasn’t there right from the start, but what I remember her saying was, “We’re the phone company – we don’t care. We don’t have to!”

    Let’s put this version on the billboards and YouTube ads: “We’re the Democrat Party. We don’t care. We don’t have to. //political ad paid for by the good guys.”

    Maybe add something. “We don’t care. We don’t have to! You vote for us anyway!”

    But who is it that votes for them? Real people or not really real people.

    Notice the jump in the numbers of voters between Obama’s 2008 election and Trump’s 2016 election: it is a five million voter increase over 8 years. Given that it is over 8 years, it is not a significant increase in voter numbers.

    Analyzing the 2016 victory of Trump over Clinton: he had 63 million votes, and Clinton had 68 million.

    This adds up to 131 million voters.

    But just 4 years later, Biden has 81 million voters marking their ballots for him? Against Trump’s 74 million voters?

    Which adds up to 155 million voters. This is a huge increase in voter numbers – and all in 4 short years!

    Did every single illegal immigrant who came across the border Jan 2017 to Nov 2020 get granted citizenship during those 4 years so they could vote?

    Just because there was a huge increase in tallied counts does not necessarily mean there were actual voters behind all those numbers. I seem to remember at least one instance of harvested mail-in ballots that were chucked into the Biden column overnight that, upon later examination, showed a vote for president but no votes for any other office. Hmmmm.

    People forget it’s the states who elect the President (via the Electoral College), and lots of states have voting districts with total Democrat control. This means they can produce enough votes to swing the state over to the D column. There have been districts with over 100% of registered voters voting, yet still the results were certified . . .

    Democrats are okay with inflation, especially when it comes to voting.

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  20. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I agree 100% with this. If the GOP talks about how abusive and bad government is, but never cuts an inch, then their complaints mean less than nothing. After all the abuse they’ve funded the IRS, EPA, OSHA, ATF and all the rest of the alphabet soup. Thomas Massie tweeted yesterday that there is no reason to fund the FBI when they take control. And any Republican who says defunding can’t be done is addicted to big government. He’s right. The FBI and all the rest have said we can kick their constituents in the balls and the GOP will sign our paychecks. We’ll yawn as they haul us up for questions and go right back to getting our funding in full. That’s what has happened for decades.

    The GOP doesn’t care about their constituents. If you get punched in the face by a bully, and forever refuse to even lift your hands to block the punch, then you earned it. That’s why I’m not as mad at the Democrats as I am at the GOP. They’re the enablers. There is nothing left to conserve because they failed. They never even put their hands up. They stood athwart history yelling and that was all they did. It’s time to fight and build a new government we can be proud of, and a new culture that isn’t degenerate, and an economy that isn’t nothing but crony shills being the major players. Conservatism is over and the US as we knew it is over. Both committed suicide. Time to build anew.

    Very well stated.

    Someone on social media made the comment yesterday that the FBI should not even exist, as the US Constitution makes no provision whatsoever  for a Fed police force. Does anyone here know if this statement carries any weight?

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  21. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Franco (View Comment):

    The reason the phone company (ATT) didn’t care was they were a monopoly and you had to use them.

    Democrats are a monopoly because they control the MSM (or the MSM controls them and Republicans). They have a monopoly on the narrative. That’s changing, but it’s also bifurcating the narrative which is fueling the polarization.

    We must reform the MSM, break them up – or just break them.

    All protests and activism should focus on the corporate media before anything else. Politics is downstream from there.

     

    We need a 40 million voter march against the media.

    When the people in the Philippines decided enough was enough and to revolt against Marcos, the first thing they did was to forcibly pull the plug on the media. Of course, with 1980’s technology being as it was, this meant knocking over utility poles to the radio and TV stations. Also bands of angry people broke into the HQ’s of media and forcibly shut those down.

    Technology has changed enough that other methods would have to be employed.

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  22. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    @CACrabtree

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I agree 100% with this. If the GOP talks about how abusive and bad government is, but never cuts an inch, then their complaints mean less than nothing. After all the abuse they’ve funded the IRS, EPA, OSHA, ATF and all the rest of the alphabet soup. Thomas Massie tweeted yesterday that there is no reason to fund the FBI when they take control. And any Republican who says defunding can’t be done is addicted to big government. He’s right. The FBI and all the rest have said we can kick their constituents in the balls and the GOP will sign our paychecks. We’ll yawn as they haul us up for questions and go right back to getting our funding in full. That’s what has happened for decades.

    The GOP doesn’t care about their constituents. If you get punched in the face by a bully, and forever refuse to even lift your hands to block the punch, then you earned it. That’s why I’m not as mad at the Democrats as I am at the GOP. They’re the enablers. There is nothing left to conserve because they failed. They never even put their hands up. They stood athwart history yelling and that was all they did. It’s time to fight and build a new government we can be proud of, and a new culture that isn’t degenerate, and an economy that isn’t nothing but crony shills being the major players. Conservatism is over and the US as we knew it is over. Both committed suicide. Time to build anew.

    Very well stated.

    Someone on social media made the comment yesterday that the FBI should not even exist, as the US Constitution makes no provision whatsoever for a Fed police force. Does anyone here know if this statement carries any weight?

    Well, the FBI wasn’t started until 1908, so somehow this country staggered through without it.

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  23. Flicker Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I agree 100% with this. If the GOP talks about how abusive and bad government is, but never cuts an inch, then their complaints mean less than nothing. After all the abuse they’ve funded the IRS, EPA, OSHA, ATF and all the rest of the alphabet soup. Thomas Massie tweeted yesterday that there is no reason to fund the FBI when they take control. And any Republican who says defunding can’t be done is addicted to big government. He’s right. The FBI and all the rest have said we can kick their constituents in the balls and the GOP will sign our paychecks. We’ll yawn as they haul us up for questions and go right back to getting our funding in full. That’s what has happened for decades.

    The GOP doesn’t care about their constituents. If you get punched in the face by a bully, and forever refuse to even lift your hands to block the punch, then you earned it. That’s why I’m not as mad at the Democrats as I am at the GOP. They’re the enablers. There is nothing left to conserve because they failed. They never even put their hands up. They stood athwart history yelling and that was all they did. It’s time to fight and build a new government we can be proud of, and a new culture that isn’t degenerate, and an economy that isn’t nothing but crony shills being the major players. Conservatism is over and the US as we knew it is over. Both committed suicide. Time to build anew.

    Very well stated.

    Someone on social media made the comment yesterday that the FBI should not even exist, as the US Constitution makes no provision whatsoever for a Fed police force. Does anyone here know if this statement carries any weight?

    Well, the FBI wasn’t started until 1908, so somehow this country staggered through without it.

    Yes, but they had a Secret Service, which wasn’t intended to merely protect the president.

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  24. CACrabtree Coolidge
    CACrabtree
    @CACrabtree

    Flicker (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I agree 100% with this. If the GOP talks about how abusive and bad government is, but never cuts an inch, then their complaints mean less than nothing. After all the abuse they’ve funded the IRS, EPA, OSHA, ATF and all the rest of the alphabet soup. Thomas Massie tweeted yesterday that there is no reason to fund the FBI when they take control. And any Republican who says defunding can’t be done is addicted to big government. He’s right. The FBI and all the rest have said we can kick their constituents in the balls and the GOP will sign our paychecks. We’ll yawn as they haul us up for questions and go right back to getting our funding in full. That’s what has happened for decades.

    The GOP doesn’t care about their constituents. If you get punched in the face by a bully, and forever refuse to even lift your hands to block the punch, then you earned it. That’s why I’m not as mad at the Democrats as I am at the GOP. They’re the enablers. There is nothing left to conserve because they failed. They never even put their hands up. They stood athwart history yelling and that was all they did. It’s time to fight and build a new government we can be proud of, and a new culture that isn’t degenerate, and an economy that isn’t nothing but crony shills being the major players. Conservatism is over and the US as we knew it is over. Both committed suicide. Time to build anew.

    Very well stated.

    Someone on social media made the comment yesterday that the FBI should not even exist, as the US Constitution makes no provision whatsoever for a Fed police force. Does anyone here know if this statement carries any weight?

    Well, the FBI wasn’t started until 1908, so somehow this country staggered through without it.

    Yes, but the had a Secret Service, which wasn’t intended to merely protect the president.

    True.  Actually, for the first 90 years of its existence, the Bureau did a good job but then politics overcame the mission.

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  25. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    Flicker (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I agree 100% with this. If the GOP talks about how abusive and bad government is, but never cuts an inch, then their complaints mean less than nothing. After all the abuse they’ve funded the IRS, EPA, OSHA, ATF and all the rest of the alphabet soup. Thomas Massie tweeted yesterday that there is no reason to fund the FBI when they take control. And any Republican who says defunding can’t be done is addicted to big government. He’s right. The FBI and all the rest have said we can kick their constituents in the balls and the GOP will sign our paychecks. We’ll yawn as they haul us up for questions and go right back to getting our funding in full. That’s what has happened for decades.

    The GOP doesn’t care about their constituents. If you get punched in the face by a bully, and forever refuse to even lift your hands to block the punch, then you earned it. That’s why I’m not as mad at the Democrats as I am at the GOP. They’re the enablers. There is nothing left to conserve because they failed. They never even put their hands up. They stood athwart history yelling and that was all they did. It’s time to fight and build a new government we can be proud of, and a new culture that isn’t degenerate, and an economy that isn’t nothing but crony shills being the major players. Conservatism is over and the US as we knew it is over. Both committed suicide. Time to build anew.

    Very well stated.

    Someone on social media made the comment yesterday that the FBI should not even exist, as the US Constitution makes no provision whatsoever for a Fed police force. Does anyone here know if this statement carries any weight?

    Well, the FBI wasn’t started until 1908, so somehow this country staggered through without it.

    Yes, but the had a Secret Service, which wasn’t intended to merely protect the president.

    • #25
  26. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I agree 100% with this. If the GOP talks about how abusive and bad government is, but never cuts an inch, then their complaints mean less than nothing. After all the abuse they’ve funded the IRS, EPA, OSHA, ATF and all the rest of the alphabet soup. Thomas Massie tweeted yesterday that there is no reason to fund the FBI when they take control. And any Republican who says defunding can’t be done is addicted to big government. He’s right. The FBI and all the rest have said we can kick their constituents in the balls and the GOP will sign our paychecks. We’ll yawn as they haul us up for questions and go right back to getting our funding in full. That’s what has happened for decades.

    The GOP doesn’t care about their constituents. If you get punched in the face by a bully, and forever refuse to even lift your hands to block the punch, then you earned it. That’s why I’m not as mad at the Democrats as I am at the GOP. They’re the enablers. There is nothing left to conserve because they failed. They never even put their hands up. They stood athwart history yelling and that was all they did. It’s time to fight and build a new government we can be proud of, and a new culture that isn’t degenerate, and an economy that isn’t nothing but crony shills being the major players. Conservatism is over and the US as we knew it is over. Both committed suicide. Time to build anew.

    Very well stated.

    Someone on social media made the comment yesterday that the FBI should not even exist, as the US Constitution makes no provision whatsoever for a Fed police force. Does anyone here know if this statement carries any weight?

    Well, the FBI wasn’t started until 1908, so somehow this country staggered through without it.

    Yes, but the had a Secret Service, which wasn’t intended to merely protect the president.

    Everything I know about the Secret Service, I learned from these two men.

    • #26
  27. CACrabtree Coolidge
    CACrabtree
    @CACrabtree

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I agree 100% with this. If the GOP talks about how abusive and bad government is, but never cuts an inch, then their complaints mean less than nothing. After all the abuse they’ve funded the IRS, EPA, OSHA, ATF and all the rest of the alphabet soup. Thomas Massie tweeted yesterday that there is no reason to fund the FBI when they take control. And any Republican who says defunding can’t be done is addicted to big government. He’s right. The FBI and all the rest have said we can kick their constituents in the balls and the GOP will sign our paychecks. We’ll yawn as they haul us up for questions and go right back to getting our funding in full. That’s what has happened for decades.

    The GOP doesn’t care about their constituents. If you get punched in the face by a bully, and forever refuse to even lift your hands to block the punch, then you earned it. That’s why I’m not as mad at the Democrats as I am at the GOP. They’re the enablers. There is nothing left to conserve because they failed. They never even put their hands up. They stood athwart history yelling and that was all they did. It’s time to fight and build a new government we can be proud of, and a new culture that isn’t degenerate, and an economy that isn’t nothing but crony shills being the major players. Conservatism is over and the US as we knew it is over. Both committed suicide. Time to build anew.

    Very well stated.

    Someone on social media made the comment yesterday that the FBI should not even exist, as the US Constitution makes no provision whatsoever for a Fed police force. Does anyone here know if this statement carries any weight?

    Well, the FBI wasn’t started until 1908, so somehow this country staggered through without it.

    Yes, but the had a Secret Service, which wasn’t intended to merely protect the president.

    Everything I know about the Secret Service, I learned from these two men.

    Yeah, and it appears that the Secret Service still has quite a few skirt chasers.

    • #27
  28. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    The reason the phone company (ATT) didn’t care was they were a monopoly and you had to use them.

    Democrats are a monopoly because they control the MSM (or the MSM controls them and Republicans). They have a monopoly on the narrative. That’s changing, but it’s also bifurcating the narrative which is fueling the polarization.

    We must reform the MSM, break them up – or just break them.

    All protests and activism should focus on the corporate media before anything else. Politics is downstream from there.

     

    We need a 40 million voter march against the media.

    When the people in the Philippines decided enough was enough and to revolt against Marcos, the first thing they did was to forcibly pull the plug on the media. Of course, with 1980’s technology being as it was, this meant knocking over utility poles to the radio and TV stations. Also bands of angry people broke into the HQ’s of media and forcibly shut those down.

    Technology has changed enough that other methods would have to be employed.

    Ricochet’s Leading Never Trumper™ doesn’t get this.

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  29. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):
    funded

    Part of the problem is, we have lived in a continual asset bubble since 1996 at least. If they don’t overspend it will collapse.

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  30. kedavis Inactive
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):
    funded

    Part of the problem is, we have lived in a continual asset bubble since 1996 at least. If they don’t overspend it will collapse.

    Their chant used to be “We shall overcome!” now it’s “We shall overspend!”

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