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Remember (not all that long ago), when those on the Left decried the Founding Fathers as a bunch of white, racist, slave-holding, and did I mention racist, rich, and did I mention racist, old men whose crown jewel, the Constitution of the United States was an out-of-date screed written by privileged, old (ADIMR) fuddy-duddies with no connection to the modern (and so much better) world?

When Beto almost cried at the thought of having to explain a concept so arcane and unfair as the reasoning behind the Electoral College to his children? And when that scholarly intellectual luminary AOC called that same Electoral College a scam?

When students at major institutions (and a large proportion of the faculty) near-rioted in order to get statues and memorializations of Washington, Jefferson, and others taken down? When people like left-wing CNN commentator (but I repeat myself) Angela Rye said, “to me, I don’t care if it’s a George Washington statue or a Thomas Jefferson statue or a Robert E. Lee statue, they all need to come down.”

When the poor guys couldn’t do anything right, and what they did, quite simply, was enable the worst, most corrupt, most vicious, greedy, and self-serving (ADIMR) Republic in the history of the world, and there’s nothing we can do except grovel and apologize for it from now until the end of time?

No more.

What visionaries the Founding Fathers were! How absolutely correct and forward-thinking! It’s almost as if they predicted the coming of Donald Trump! Every word of the Constitution is sacrosanct, and Trump has stricken it to the heart. Don’t mess with our founding documents! Nancy is flying to the rescue and she, and the Democrats, will save and enshrine it for future generations!

Who knows what tomorrow may bring.

I can’t wait. When the time comes, I hope the Republicans remember to call the Merry Musketeers from yesterday’s charade to present the rationale against, and to testify to the unwisdom of, a national popular vote. I’m sure they’ll be anxious to put their case.

Yeah. No.

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There are 14 comments.

  1. Juliana Member

    ADIMR?

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    • December 5, 2019, at 7:48 AM PST
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  2. She Thatcher
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    Juliana (View Comment):

    ADIMR?

    And Did I Mention Racist

    • #2
    • December 5, 2019, at 7:58 AM PST
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  3. Arahant Member

    Juliana (View Comment):

    ADIMR?

    And did I mention rich (or racist)?

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    • December 5, 2019, at 7:58 AM PST
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  4. Arahant Member

    That was then, this is now.

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    • December 5, 2019, at 7:59 AM PST
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  5. Richard Easton Member

    The statement is now inoperative.

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    • December 5, 2019, at 8:10 AM PST
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  6. Ralphie Member

    So who is advocating an overthrow or civil war? I would think those that want to take down statues and eliminate the constitution. They want to do it on the cheap by the slow drip of acidic discourse. And the soft material that is the American educated mind of today’s youth, just may be the perfect material to dissolve any resistance.

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    • December 5, 2019, at 8:28 AM PST
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  7. Lilly B Coolidge

    Great point! I think this can be a recurring post for whenever Pelosi or the Dems use the Constitution or founders in defense of their position. It’s amazing how much they’ll shelter in the principles of the founding in theory while simultaneously working against them in practice. 

    I remember in 2009 when Pelosi thought it was ridiculous to ask whether the Constitution authorized a health insurance mandate. “Are you serious?” she replied, to a very serious question. https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/when-asked-where-constitution-authorizes-congress-order-americans-buy-health-insurance

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    • December 5, 2019, at 10:01 AM PST
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  8. Randy Webster Member

    I thought of that Peter and Gordon song as soon as I saw your post title.

    I have one of their songs on the Saturday Night Classics playlist, but I don’t think that’s it.

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    • December 5, 2019, at 4:08 PM PST
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  9. She Thatcher
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    I thought of that Peter and Gordon song as soon as I saw your post title.

    I have one of their songs on the Saturday Night Classics playlist, but I don’t think that’s it.

    World Without Love?

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    • December 5, 2019, at 4:20 PM PST
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  10. Randy Webster Member

    She (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    I thought of that Peter and Gordon song as soon as I saw your post title.

    I have one of their songs on the Saturday Night Classics playlist, but I don’t think that’s it.

    World Without Love?

    Maybe. I don’t remember. But it might be the one with the line “Autumn leaves must fall.” But that may be Chad and Jeremy.

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    • December 5, 2019, at 4:27 PM PST
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  11. She Thatcher
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    I thought of that Peter and Gordon song as soon as I saw your post title.

    I have one of their songs on the Saturday Night Classics playlist, but I don’t think that’s it.

    World Without Love?

    Maybe. I don’t remember. But it might be the one with the line “Autumn leaves must fall.” But that may be Chad and Jeremy.

    Yeah, it is.

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    • December 5, 2019, at 4:37 PM PST
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  12. Hoyacon Member

    Imagine how the world would have been different if it had been Peter and Jeremy . . . . and Chad and Gordon.

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    • December 5, 2019, at 9:48 PM PST
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  13. She Thatcher
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Imagine how the world would have been different if it had been Peter and Jeremy . . . . and Chad and Gordon.

    So true. At least one had a fighting chance at distinguishing one from the other when it came to Nina and Frederik, another relic from my youth.

    He was a member of minor Dutch nobility, and she was rather beautiful, and they were very popular in the UK and Europe for a time. Eventually, they split up; she achieved another fifteen minutes of fame in the early 70s in the US, as the girlfriend of Clifford Irving, who wrote the “fake news” autobiography of Howard Hughes (I think there was a lawsuit, and the book wasn’t published), and she’s been a bit player in a few movies and still appears now and then on British television. (Just looked her up. She’s 87. Good Lord.). He didn’t enjoy much success, made some bad choices, moved to SE Asia, became a big-time drug dealer, and he and girlfriend were shot to death in The Philippines, in a professional hit in 1994. Nina and he remained close until his death, and she flew out to get him and bring him home. Sad all round.

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    • December 5, 2019, at 10:50 PM PST
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  14. Cow Girl Thatcher

    This is so funny.

    Except that it is also so eye-rolling.

    And also that it is so aggravating, and simultaneously causing me to sigh with utter contempt. 

    If the “news” people were actually interested in reporting, then they might re-play the contradicting statements of Ms. Pelosi back to back. But…that was then, and this is now, RIGHT??

    P.S. ADIMR is terrific!!

     

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    • December 5, 2019, at 11:28 PM PST
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