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I broke my #2 rule (#1 Never Assume). I let politics influence my attitude with a close friend. She lives in a liberal state (where I used to live) and works in Academia. She emailed me a compliant bathroom picture from this prestigious college that she works at (we are former colleagues) which stated some […]

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The Democrats know that Hillary is compromised, and will not be effective for as long as she is under a cloud. Given the events of her modern life, that cloud is not going away anytime soon. Besides which, the Democrats are also playing the long game: they want to win, and they want to build […]

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Affectionately known at PITCH. Several ardent Trump supporters continue to express surprise that conservatives disappointed with the party formerly affiliated with conservatism (“PFAWC”) spend more time on a site dedicated to discussion between and among conservatives complaining the PFAWC nominee is, well, not remotely conservative than they do criticizing the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.  Preview […]

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As I am sure that all of you heard, President Obama endorsed Clinton to be the next President.  But I just wonder why does it feel like when it was reported through different media outlets that it was supposed to be a surprise or something? It’s politics as usual.  I mean: did anyone really think that he […]

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In the past, and perhaps still now, some folks thought that, maybe, perhaps, Trump was a Clinton plant – a candidate so unlikely, and so aligned with Her Majesty that it couldn’t be a coincidence. I know I had thoughts along these lines, way back. But upon thinking on it, it really seems like the […]

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California Chaos?

 

ChaosWhile I haven’t listened to Rush in years (Limbaugh, not the holy triumvirate), I am wondering how many may participate in one of his political calls to arms: Operation Chaos.

California’s Republican Party doesn’t make it easy to vote Republican if you are “non-partisan” (CA’s version of “Independent”). The state GOP seems to be protecting themselves from lefties participating in disruptive voting as you cannot vote in the current Republican primary unless you are registered as a GOP voter, meaning you can only vote for the GOP slate. The California Democrats however welcome both Democrats and Independents which means Bernie has a stronger likelihood of winning as he has done in other “open-primary” states.

For those outside of Rio Linda, Hillary and Bernie are polling in a statistical dead heat before the CA primary on Tuesday. While Clinton’s nomination is a fait accompli, many would like to see her stumble across the convention finish line severely weakened after losing her most recent primaries accompanying her potential indictment.

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I can certainly appreciate the desire to talk out our current state of affairs but I’m here to tell you, this recent fad of crazy retirement home escapees running for president is but a miserable fog cloaking a significant shift in American politics. What is this foggy shift? I think I might have an answer but I want […]

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The Case for Voting Libertarian for President

 

Libertarian_Party_Porcupine_(USA).svgOur own James of England wrote an excellent article — and, I can only imagine, the first of many — for NRO. In it, he details why voting for Gary Johnson would be a mistake and he lists a variety of sins Johnson committed while governor of New Mexico. In increasing severity, James’s list included Johnson using state money to hobnob with celebrities, the state’s budget explosion under his watch, and the debacle that is Johnson’s stated position on forced cake baking.

To put it mildly, this is not a libertarian record or evidence of libertarian positions. The only one I might try to defend is for spending increases, since someone had to send him those bills. But either way, I’m not really here to defend Johnson. These are obvious sins and argue strongly against him. But at the end of the day, they don’t hold a candle to the anti-liberty positions of the two major party candidates. This brings me to what I believe is the biggest motivation behind James’s piece: The potential for Libertarian Party to do well enough this year to earn public financing in future elections.

Not only does Johnson’s faction seek the anti-libertarian objective of public campaign funding, but it tilts elections to Democrats. The potential negative impact of the Libertarian party can be clearly seen in the election for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota in 2008. Al Franken beat Norm Coleman by 215 votes, with the Libertarian party netting 13,916 votes for a candidate focused on economic issues, particularly drilling. A little more than a year later, Obamacare passed with 60 votes, Franken providing the 60th. With public funds and a professional ground game diverting votes, who knows what Congress might pass?

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As part of another project, I’ve compiled county-level socio-economic data for the American West (the 12 mainland states on or westward of the Rocky Mountain line). This includes things like employment levels, per capita income sources, ethnic mix and religious affiliation, derived from the US Census, Bureau of Economic Affairs, and the Association of Religion […]

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Somebody Kill Me

 

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First of all, congratulations are in order. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have all but clinched the nominations of their respective parties and have done so abiding by the rules.

Having said that, somebody kill me.

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The tagline for Alien vs. Predator, “Whoever Wins… We Lose,” neatly sums up a presidential race between the alien Republican, Donald J. Trump, and the grasping and predatory, Hillary Rodham Clinton.  With either of them in the White House, we face a bigger, more intrusive government, a weaker economy, fewer jobs, and a continued assault on our freedoms. Preview Open

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There’s a lot that can still happen but holding everything else equal it looks likely that Trump will win the nomination. This isn’t good news for me because this will be the first time in my life when I would probably not vote for the republican candidate for president. I’ve had philosophical differences with McCain […]

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Last night’s dinner with a baker’s dozen group of friends quickly turned to the election. Not one person was happy with the choices between: “a crazy”, “a preacher” and “a criminal” (no one was considering berning socialistic). There was no topic discussed that hasn’t been bludgeoned to death on Ricochet, so I’ll refrain from imparting what folks are saying […]

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