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I Don’t Hate Donald Trump

 

I’m not a big fan, either.

I don’t follow New York real estate deals and reality TV shows are stupid. I voted for Gary Johnson in 2016 because he knew more about Aleppo than either the Donald or Queen Hillary. (Maybe if I had been in a “battleground state.” Hmmm, let me check … nope. My one vote wouldn’t have made a difference in any of those places either.)

Still, I enjoyed the election a great deal. It was great to see all the elite pollsters, journalists, and pundits being proven absolutely, unequivocally wrong. (Of course, that hasn’t kept them from loudly equivocating about it since.) It was hilarious to see all the smug leftists realize that their little made-up world was falling apart. From a historical perspective, this was the most amazing election since Tilden beat Hayes; and had about as much bearing on my life.

I’ve been voting since 1976. A lot has happened to me in that time. I’ve graduated from college, gotten married, started a career, had kids (in that order), retired, went back to college, had a grandson, and started a new career. Things pretty much got better every year. During that time I have been a subject of the regimes of Presidents Stumblebum, Jimmah, Ronnie Raygun, Mr. Read-My-Lips, Bubba, Dubya, and BO. None of them had any direct effect on my life. (Though I was in the Army when the goober farmer decided to have his little Mideast adventure. That did wonders for morale.) The principal at my kids’ school was more important than whatever yahoo was in the Oval Office. Still, I dutifully voted in every presidential election, usually for whatever nutcase loser the Libertarian Party put on the ballot.

Of course, the Big Orange is racist, being that the definition of racist is now “not a Democrat.” He’s crazy, very obviously suffering from the debilitating mental illness of “being a Republican,” diagnosed from a super-secret axis of the DSM by highly ethical psychiatrists. He is certainly homophobic, being the most pro-Gay presidential candidate ever. And he’s sexist, having hired no women a lot of women into important positions.

He also appears to be a bully, a coward, a narcissist and a sleazebag. However, unlike other presidential sleazebags I could mention, he has apparently not had any of his affaires d’amour while in office, paid off his inamoratas quietly, and didn’t use his wife and other surrogates to hound his victims. Being a narcissist is pretty much a requirement for a presidential run. Barry O. never bullied anyone, though.

He also seems to genuinely like the American people, unlike some Democrats. Could you imagine The Great Obama picking up the cover for or offering an umbrella to any of his Marine furniture? He’s definitely no Nazi; As Jonah Goldberg points out, Hitler would have been able to eliminate Obamacare. As to collusion with the Russians, I would think that a dozen of the smartest lawyers in the country would have come up with something by now. (There’s an old joke that a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich. Frankly, I think the Trump campaign couldn’t collude with a ham sandwich to have lunch.)

All this still has no bearing on my life. If Chief Warren or some other leftist scold wins in 2020, I’ll be fine. If a couple of hundred thousand voters in the Midwest decide they don’t want to be ruled by a condescending bully, I’ll be fine with that too. Either way, I’ll be on the sidelines, pointing and laughing.

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  1. Member

    It was hilarious to see all the smug leftists realize that their little made-up world was falling apart.

    Haha! What a perfect description. Great post. It describes me too.

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    • August 9, 2018 at 7:34 pm
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  2. Coolidge

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    It was hilarious to see all the smug leftists realize that their little made-up world was falling apart.

    Haha! What a perfect description. Great post. It describes me too.

    See, maybe I take things too seriously, and this is a great post, but it does not describe me at all: if Hillary had got in, guns rights and a lot of other things would have been in peril, so I think it actually does matter who is in charge. It does affect our lives-I wish it didn’t, but it does.

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    • August 9, 2018 at 7:38 pm
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  3. Member

    JosePluma: All this still has no bearing on my life.

    I have felt that way often. All of the brouhaha of the presidential election followed by . . . very little change.

    Then I watched Yes, Minister, and everything became clear to me. :-) Sometimes ordinariness is a blessing. And I think we can give credit to the remnant Republicans that are in the executive branch when Democrats are elected to the presidency for keeping things going as steadily as possible.

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    • August 9, 2018 at 7:43 pm
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    JudithannCampbell (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    It was hilarious to see all the smug leftists realize that their little made-up world was falling apart.

    Haha! What a perfect description. Great post. It describes me too.

    See, maybe I take things too seriously, and this is a great post, but it does not describe me at all: if Hillary had got in, guns rights and a lot of other things would have been in peril, so I think it actually does matter who is in charge. It does affect our lives-I wish it didn’t, but it does.

    Oh I agree with that for sure. I was more talking about previous elections. This time around, a Hillary win would have been an Extinction Event.

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    • August 9, 2018 at 7:46 pm
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  5. Thatcher

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    JudithannCampbell (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    It was hilarious to see all the smug leftists realize that their little made-up world was falling apart.

    Haha! What a perfect description. Great post. It describes me too.

    See, maybe I take things too seriously, and this is a great post, but it does not describe me at all: if Hillary had got in, guns rights and a lot of other things would have been in peril, so I think it actually does matter who is in charge. It does affect our lives-I wish it didn’t, but it does.

    Oh I agree with that for sure. I was more talking about previous elections. This time around, a Hillary win would have been an Extinction Event.

    Instead, she ended up going extinct.

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    • August 9, 2018 at 8:05 pm
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  6. Thatcher
    JosePluma Post author

    Lash LaRoche (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    JudithannCampbell (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    It was hilarious to see all the smug leftists realize that their little made-up world was falling apart.

    Haha! What a perfect description. Great post. It describes me too.

    See, maybe I take things too seriously, and this is a great post, but it does not describe me at all: if Hillary had got in, guns rights and a lot of other things would have been in peril, so I think it actually does matter who is in charge. It does affect our lives-I wish it didn’t, but it does.

    Oh I agree with that for sure. I was more talking about previous elections. This time around, a Hillary win would have been an Extinction Event.

    Instead, she ended up going extinct.

    Sadly, she has not. Last I heard, she was up to number 43 in the “great search for people or groups who caused me to lose the election.” I guess the mirrors in her mansion don’t work very well, for some reason.

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    • August 9, 2018 at 8:13 pm
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  7. Coolidge

    JosePluma:

    It was hilarious to see all the smug leftists realize that their little made-up world was falling apart.

    Stumblebum, Jimmah, Ronnie Raygun, Mr. Read-My-Lips, Bubba, Dubya, and BO.

    the definition of racist is now “Not a Democrat.”

    He’s crazy, very obviously suffering from the debilitating mental illness of “being a Republican,”

    He is certainly homophobic, being the most pro-Gay presidential candidate ever. And he’s sexist, having hired no women a lot of women into important positions.

    Barry O. never bullied anyone, though.

    He’s definitely no Nazi; As Jonah Goldberg points out, Hitler would have been able to eliminate ObamaCare.

    I’ll be on the sidelines, pointing and laughing.

    This should not be published under “humor” but rather, as the sequel to Thus Spoke Zarathustra, aka JosePluma.

    One correction : never be on the sidelines.

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    • August 9, 2018 at 8:17 pm
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    JudithannCampbell (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    It was hilarious to see all the smug leftists realize that their little made-up world was falling apart.

    Haha! What a perfect description. Great post. It describes me too.

    See, maybe I take things too seriously, and this is a great post, but it does not describe me at all: if Hillary had got in, guns rights and a lot of other things would have been in peril, so I think it actually does matter who is in charge. It does affect our lives-I wish it didn’t, but it does.

    Oh I agree with that for sure. I was more talking about previous elections. This time around, a Hillary win would have been an Extinction Event.

    What’s crazy is how the Progs tried to treat Trump’s even possible election that same way. Yet, he was elected, and they’re still running around like Chicken Little. The way they leech off the rest of society should be embarrassing, if they felt any shame. (Instead they use shame as a weapon for the actual humans they pit themselves against.)

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    • August 9, 2018 at 8:17 pm
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  9. Coolidge

    Thanks JP, liked it all, especially the part about how you’ll be alright regardless of who wears the purple. I couldn’t agree more.

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    • August 9, 2018 at 8:41 pm
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    dnewlander (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    JudithannCampbell (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    It was hilarious to see all the smug leftists realize that their little made-up world was falling apart.

    Haha! What a perfect description. Great post. It describes me too.

    See, maybe I take things too seriously, and this is a great post, but it does not describe me at all: if Hillary had got in, guns rights and a lot of other things would have been in peril, so I think it actually does matter who is in charge. It does affect our lives-I wish it didn’t, but it does.

    Oh I agree with that for sure. I was more talking about previous elections. This time around, a Hillary win would have been an Extinction Event.

    What’s crazy is how the Progs tried to treat Trump’s even possible election that same way. Yet, he was elected, and they’re still running around like Chicken Little. The way they leech off the rest of society should be embarrassing, if they felt any shame. (Instead they use shame as a weapon for the actual humans they pit themselves against.)

    I know! And the other funny thing was how she was so sure she’d win, what with all the corruption and fixing behind the scenes, that she actually publicly asked Trump to assert that he would “accept the outcome of the election” hahaha!

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    • August 9, 2018 at 9:09 pm
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    dnewlander (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    JudithannCampbell (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    It was hilarious to see all the smug leftists realize that their little made-up world was falling apart.

    Haha! What a perfect description. Great post. It describes me too.

    See, maybe I take things too seriously, and this is a great post, but it does not describe me at all: if Hillary had got in, guns rights and a lot of other things would have been in peril, so I think it actually does matter who is in charge. It does affect our lives-I wish it didn’t, but it does.

    Oh I agree with that for sure. I was more talking about previous elections. This time around, a Hillary win would have been an Extinction Event.

    What’s crazy is how the Progs tried to treat Trump’s even possible election that same way. Yet, he was elected, and they’re still running around like Chicken Little. The way they leech off the rest of society should be embarrassing, if they felt any shame. (Instead they use shame as a weapon for the actual humans they pit themselves against.)

    I know! And the other funny thing was how she was so sure she’d win, what with all the corruption and fixing behind the scenes, that she actually publicly asked Trump to assert that he would “accept the outcome of the election” hahaha!

    And then refused to assert the inverse. Witch.

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    • August 9, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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    Jack Hendrix (View Comment):

    Thanks JP, liked it all, especially the part about how you’ll be alright regardless of who wears the purple. I couldn’t agree more.

    I don’t think I’m quite as nonchalant about presidential elections as you guys about elections, but I do think many on both sides of the political spectrum get too melodramatic about it.

    What your post reminds me of is comments Bill Burr made following Trump’s election, offering some calm perspective amidst all the freak outs. Something along the lines of “Look, when Obama was president, did he ever come over to your house and make you a sandwich? No, you do that, and you’re going to keep doing that. It’s gonna be fine.”

     

     

     

     

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    • August 9, 2018 at 9:45 pm
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    Knotwise the Poet (View Comment):
    What your post reminds me of is comments Bill Burr made following Trump’s election, offering some calm perspective amidst all the freak outs. Something along the lines of “Look, when Obama was president, did he ever come over to your house and make you a sandwich? No, you do that, and you’re going to keep doing that. It’s gonna be fine.”

    I loved that clip, Conan, right?

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    • August 9, 2018 at 10:08 pm
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    TRibbey (View Comment):

    Knotwise the Poet (View Comment):
    What your post reminds me of is comments Bill Burr made following Trump’s election, offering some calm perspective amidst all the freak outs. Something along the lines of “Look, when Obama was president, did he ever come over to your house and make you a sandwich? No, you do that, and you’re going to keep doing that. It’s gonna be fine.”

    I loved that clip, Conan, right?

    Yep. His appearances on Conan are always must-see’s for me. I think he’s one of the funniest men alive, but I feel conflicted listening to a lot of his stuff since he’s usually so foul-mouthed. I love it when he appears on late night cause then I can hear his perspective on things without all the swearing.

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    • August 9, 2018 at 11:29 pm
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    JosePluma: Barry O. never bullied anyone, though.

    Jack Ryan begs to differ.

     

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    • August 10, 2018 at 4:48 am
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    JosePluma (View Comment):

    Lash LaRoche (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    JudithannCampbell (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    It was hilarious to see all the smug leftists realize that their little made-up world was falling apart.

    Haha! What a perfect description. Great post. It describes me too.

    See, maybe I take things too seriously, and this is a great post, but it does not describe me at all: if Hillary had got in, guns rights and a lot of other things would have been in peril, so I think it actually does matter who is in charge. It does affect our lives-I wish it didn’t, but it does.

    Oh I agree with that for sure. I was more talking about previous elections. This time around, a Hillary win would have been an Extinction Event.

    Instead, she ended up going extinct.

    Sadly, she has not. Last I heard, she was up to number 43 in the “great search for people or groups who caused me to lose the election.” I guess the mirrors in her mansion don’t work very well, for some reason.

    Vampires do not reflect in mirrors, something about not having any souls….

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    • August 10, 2018 at 4:55 am
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    dnewlander (View Comment):
    What’s crazy is how the Progs tried to treat Trump’s even possible election that same way. Yet, he was elected, and they’re still running around like Chicken Little.

    Bill Maher got it right. No one was listening to their Chicken Little-isms because there was nothing they could say about Trump that they hadn’t already said about McCain and Romney. Maher tried to mea culpa his way out of it, but it was too little too late. “I admit that I was lying then, and that’s why you should believe me now,” isn’t as reassuring as he expected it to be.

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    • August 10, 2018 at 5:02 am
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    It was the best of times it was the worst of times? Do we all just suffer from government derangement syndrome even as we live better than any people have lived in human history? Very few of us are directly harmed by that hated government? Ok our taxes keep going up but not by much and our schools keep getting worse, but if one can home school or have access to a good schools available in high income zones, or which can be paid for, it’s just fine and if your kid studies STEM the greatest college education in history is available. We can live with our taxes because our incomes seem to grow.

    So does any of this politics matter? Well it hasn’t mattered much has it? Even when the drift toward the default state of centralization and corporatism turned to aggressive expansion under Obama it didn’t affect most of us. For most of us it was all just existential fear. And yet the drift and then the aggressive expansion under Obama was real. I think it’s important to watch what is happening with the DOJ staffed by and still dominated by Obama appointees. We know the litany of abuses, the IRS persecuting a political view, fast and furious, Benghazi etc. etc. the list is long and disturbing and yet yes we lived well, at least if we didn’t have a store front in a riot zone, or get ruined for saying something un pc, done something on ones property that opens one to the EPA, or are trapped in a drug infested violent urban ghetto, or lost a job and are unable to find another, got blown up by a terrorist, or lived in areas ISIS moved in to, but those aren’t most of us, not by a long shot. Moreover, we can’t do much about any of it anyway and in the long run we’re all dead, some of us way before any of the drift really matters much. Still if one can’t see what’s happening, or see where it ends the disease isn’t government derangement syndrome it’s just another version of the flabby nihilism that is part of the drift. It was and is a good thing we inherited and it matters.

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    • August 10, 2018 at 5:04 am
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    dnewlander (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    JudithannCampbell (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    It was hilarious to see all the smug leftists realize that their little made-up world was falling apart.

    Haha! What a perfect description. Great post. It describes me too.

    See, maybe I take things too seriously, and this is a great post, but it does not describe me at all: if Hillary had got in, guns rights and a lot of other things would have been in peril, so I think it actually does matter who is in charge. It does affect our lives-I wish it didn’t, but it does.

    Oh I agree with that for sure. I was more talking about previous elections. This time around, a Hillary win would have been an Extinction Event.

    What’s crazy is how the Progs tried to treat Trump’s even possible election that same way. Yet, he was elected, and they’re still running around like Chicken Little. The way they leech off the rest of society should be embarrassing, if they felt any shame. (Instead they use shame as a weapon for the actual humans they pit themselves against.)

    I know! And the other funny thing was how she was so sure she’d win, what with all the corruption and fixing behind the scenes, that she actually publicly asked Trump to assert that he would “accept the outcome of the election” hahaha!

    That was my favorite thing! Remember how the Demoncrats conjured up Poor Richard Nixon, that most hated and reviled of all Presidents! A few weeks before the election, propping up his corpse clad in the mantle of “Gracious Loser”! (Translation : we’re going to rig this election, just like we did in 1960, and the least you could do, Trump, is accept that like Nixon did…) Truly, that was the jewel in the crown! 

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    • August 10, 2018 at 5:06 am
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    @josepluma, you’re right, of course, it’s not worth as much personal angst as some of us can’t seem to help feeling.

    But I think Trump needs “big fans”; he isn’t like that God-Emperors who legendarily paid some courtier to constantly whisper in his ear” Remember you are mortal!”

    Everybody else in the world is denigrating the guy. I dont mean criticism of his policies, I mean cruel personal ridicule, aspersions of insanity…so I’ve said before, I think those of us who do appreciate what he has done should  keep our remarks positive.

    To do otherwise is just pandering to the Demoncrats.

    Do we really  still think they’re so cool we have to apologize to them for our support of Trump?

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    • August 10, 2018 at 5:16 am
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    Say what you want. The guy works at the job. Also we may never see a President again that has so much independence from special interests. That’s huge. I also think he loves America. Perfect no, perfect to defeat HRC yes. That in its self could put him om Mt. Rushmore.

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    • August 10, 2018 at 5:37 am
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  22. Thatcher

    Who are you and when did you start channeling me??

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    • August 10, 2018 at 5:54 am
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  23. Lincoln

    dnewlander (View Comment):

    What’s crazy is how the Progs tried to treat Trump’s even possible election that same way. Yet, he was elected, and they’re still running around like Chicken Little. The way they leech off the rest of society should be embarrassing, if they felt any shame. (Instead they use shame as a weapon for the actual humans they pit themselves against.)

    What’s driven them even more around the bend than normal is they truly thought they were the Masters of the Political Universe when they provided Trump with millions of dollars in free media coverage — which for the most part was unquestioning or even (in the case of Joe and Mika on MSNBC) favorable during the primary season — because they were 1,000 percent sure Hillary would simply have a coronation walk in the general election if they could help Trump win the Republican nomination.

    They were dead lock-solid positive that Trump would be to the 2016 election what someone like Todd Akin or Christine O’Donnell had been to past elections — an embarrassment who would sink not only the GOP at the presidential level, but also down-ballot candidates when they started going into full attack mode on him after he locked up the nomination. His win over Hillary, followed by the nation not collapsing into a Depression-era economic morass and foreign policy to put the world on the brink of nuclear war, simply heightened the anger (which in turn has heightened their passion to vote this November, something Trump’s fans and even those who are ‘meh’ about the overall Trump package, but are not in the die-hard #NeverTrump camp need to remember this fall if they don’t want the next two years to be even more of a deranged media circus in Washington).

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    JosePluma: Still, I enjoyed the election a great deal. It was great to see all the elite pollsters, journalists, and pundits being proven absolutely, unequivocally wrong

    Man I am crossing my fingers that the “Blue Wave!!!” turns out to be a dud and the dems not only don’t get the senate, they fail to capture the house. The meltdown will be epic!!! (also very funny)

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    • August 10, 2018 at 6:55 am
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    Knotwise the Poet (View Comment):
    Something along the lines of “Look, when Obama was president, did he ever come over to your house and make you a sandwich? No, you do that, and you’re going to keep doing that. It’s gonna be fine.”

    True in the big picture at least until you are forced to make the sandwich for someone else.

     

    Too cynical??

     

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    Concretevol (View Comment):

    JosePluma: Still, I enjoyed the election a great deal. It was great to see all the elite pollsters, journalists, and pundits being proven absolutely, unequivocally wrong

    Man I am crossing my fingers that the “Blue Wave!!!” turns out to be a dud and the dems not only don’t get the senate, they fail to capture the house. The meltdown will be epic!!! (also very funny)

    So far it’s more like a Blue Undertow, with Ocasio-Cortez, trans bathrooms, and sanctuary cities where illegals are raping a child while the mayor dances a jig dragging them all under.

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    • August 10, 2018 at 8:31 am
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    JosePluma Post author

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    Who are you and when did you start channeling me??

    I’m a liberal.

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    • August 10, 2018 at 10:36 am
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    JosePluma: Barry O. never bullied anyone, though.

    That was sarcasm, right?

    Just checking.

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    • August 11, 2018 at 8:56 am
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    JosePluma Post author

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    JosePluma: Barry O. never bullied anyone, though.

    That was sarcasm, right?

    Just checking.

    I am occasionally sarcastic.

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    • August 11, 2018 at 9:57 am
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    I like your post. I like the way you wrote it, and the perspective you offer.

    I think you’re basically wrong, a la the “you may not care about government, but government cares about you” idea. Like me, you’re no longer young. But, like me, you have kids. (My third grandchild was born this week.) That means you have skin in the game, and so how the game goes has some effect on you and yours.

    But I still like the post. And you’re certainly right that, come hell or high water, the things and people near and dear matter more than all our Beltway betters.

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    • August 11, 2018 at 11:34 am
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