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  1. Dems Rebuild

    Red - I'm on the other side of the fence but in a similar situation. I would love to see Evan McMullin or Rand Paul lead the way out of the Repub party and form a more Libertarian/Moderately Conservative party. I don't like the neocons that have taken over the repub party, I don't want the far righters to lead it but I see the party without leadership currently. Trump surely isn't the leader nor does he deserve to be. Paul Ryan and McConnel have failed miserably. Too many in the party have a narrow mantra of ideas: cut taxes, make war, cut govt. No genuine inspiring leadership. I think both parties kind of suck right now. I do think that the Mod Dems and Mod Repubs have more in common with each other than they do wt the progressive and more conservative wing of their respective parties.
  2. Trump Foreign Policy

    McCain a neocon comes out and supports Trump http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/john-mccain-praises-donald-trump-afghanistan/2017/08/22/id/809023/ Rand Paul - not so much http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/rand-paul-terrible-idea-send-more/2017/08/22/id/809036/
  3. Trump Foreign Policy

    OPEd says Trump policy is 'a loser'. Afgan, as Knapp noted, is the place where armies go to die. They are a tribal society and have no loyalty to a puppet gov't we put in place. We may push down the current generation but a next one will rise up and fight against any gains we may make. Pakistan/Afgan boarder is a lawless area governed by no govt. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-generals-talked-another-president-into-losing-strategy/ The American people don’t like long wars with uncertain outcomes—and never have. That was true in 1953, when the U.S. accepted a stalemate and armistice with the Chinese-backed North Koreans, and it was true again in 1975, when the U.S. suffered an ignominious defeat and 58,000 dead at the hands of pajama-clad guerrillas and the North Vietnamese army. “Never fight a land war in Asia,” General Douglas MacArthur famously said, and for good reason: in both Korea and Vietnam, the enemy could be endlessly supplied and reinforced. The solution, in both cases, was to either widen the war or leave. In Korea, MacArthur proposed expanding the war by taking on Chinese military sanctuaries in China (which got him fired), while in Vietnam, Richard Nixon ordered the invasion of Cambodia and mined North Vietnam’s harbors, an expansion of the war that sparked a genocide and merely postponed the inevitable. America’s adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan have been as unsatisfying. A troop surge retrieved America’s position in Iraq, though most military officers now view Baghdad as “a suburb of Tehran” (as a currently serving Army officer phrased it), while the U.S. has spent over $800 billion on a Kabul government whose writ extends to sixty percent of the country—or less. Given this, it’s not surprising that opinion surveys showed that the majority of the U.S. military supported Donald Trump in the last election; Trump promised a rethink of America’s Iraq and Afghanistan’s adventures, while Clinton was derided as an interventionist, or in Pentagon parlance, “cruise missile liberal.” Trump had the edge over his opponent among both military voters and veterans, especially when it came to ISIS: “I would bomb the sh#t out of them” he said, a statement translated in the military community as “I would bomb the sh#t out of them—and get out.” A headline in The Military Times two months before the election said it all: “After 15 years of war, America’s military has about had it with ‘nation building.’” As it turned out, the military weren’t the only ones who’d “had it with nation building”—so too did Donald Trump. Back in January 2013, two years before he was a candidate for president, Trump made it clear what he would do if he ever occupied the White House. “Let’s get out of Afghanistan,” he tweeted. “Our troops are being killed by the Afghanis we train and we waste billions there. Nonsense! Rebuild the USA.” Three days later, Trump was even more outspoken, explicitly endorsing Barack Obama’s Afghanistan strategy—which amounted to a troops surge, followed by a troop drawdown. “I agree with Pres. Obama on Afghanistan,” he wrote. “We should have a speedy withdrawal. Why should we keep wasting our money – rebuild the U.S.!”
  4. Dems Rebuild

    http://observer.com/2017/08/draft-bernie-sanders-new-party-petition/ An article that tells the story of progressives wanting Bernie to head up a new Progressive Party (can of soup will be the mascot - oh, that is Progresso) Let's say this happens. What will be the affect on the Dem party? It seem it will take the heart and soul of the party - the real activists. quote Even though Sen. Bernie Sanders has embraced his role of outreach chair for the Democratic Party since the 2016 election, many of his supporters have joined a movement to draft him to lead a new political party. Led by Sanders’ former national political director, Nick Brana, who experienced how entrenched the Democratic Party is in corporate money and influence while lobbying superdelegates as part of Sanders’ campaign, developed an organization called Draft Bernie in February 2017. Since the organization’s founding, Brana has organized volunteers and staff across the country to gather signatures for a petition to give to Bernie Sanders that insists he starts a new party. In April 2017, Dr. Cornel West formally endorsed and joined the Draft Bernie movement. “I was blessed to spend some time on the inside of the Democratic Party looking at the ways in which we could come up with some vision. And I was convinced that the Democratic Party was milquetoast, moribund. It lacks imagination, gusto, doesn’t have enough courage. It’s too tied to big money. The duopoly stands in the way of democracy,” Dr. West said in an interview with Democracy Now on why he supports the movement.
  5. The Republican Utopia

    This commentary was too important to quote in part. I agree 1000% with this statement: If this is where the Right is going, it can go right off that racist cliff without me The article: I was stunned just now to read the disgusting, racist, indefensible thing that Pat Buchanan has written in his syndicated column in response to the Confederate statue controversy: Looking back over the history of a Western Civilization, which we call great, were not the explorers who came out of Spain, Portugal, France, Holland and England all white supremacists? They conquered in the name of the mother countries all the lands they discovered, imposed their rule upon the indigenous peoples, and vanquished and eradicated the native-born who stood in their way. Who, during the centuries-long discovery and conquest of the New World, really believed that the lives of the indigenous peoples were of equal worth with those of the colonizers? More: “All men are created equal” is an ideological statement. Where is the scientific or historic proof for it? Are we building our utopia on a sandpile of ideology and hope? With that, Buchanan repudiates not only the founding principle of our Constitutional order, but also a core teaching of the Christian faith, which holds that all men are created in the image of God. It is fine to disbelieve in egalitarianism as an ideology and as a basis for policy. Most conservatives do, and most conservatives rightly reject the idea that all cultures are equally good. And it is reasonable to argue against the puritan iconoclasts who would destroy monuments and historical memory in the name of a mindless, ideological dogmatism. But that’s not what this is. Buchanan is not meditating on the tragic nature of history, as any conservative worth the name must do. No, in this column, Buchanan is defending white supremacy, straight up. It is abhorrent, and must be rejected in the strongest terms by conservatives. If this is where the Right is going, it can go right off that racist cliff without me. This is what white supremacists did to black people in the American South. And this is the terrorism white supremacists inflicted on black citizens in my own town a few years before I was born. This was really inflicted by white people on black people made, like them, in the image of God. It is a blood-red stain on this country, and in particular on my ancestors. It grieves me to see a conservative writer and thinker I have long admired, even if I did not always agree with him, descend to the gutter like this. But it has happened, and it is shameful. It is intolerable. He has crossed a bright red line. No, no, no! Conservatives, this is not us. It cannot be us. We cannot put up with this. UPDATE: Link to Buchanan column fixed. UPDATE.2: Mona Charen says of the column: Jefferson’s words were not a statement of human sameness. Obviously some people are smarter, handsomer, taller, and more athletic than others. It was a philosophical and ethical commitment to the idea that all human beings are morally and politically equal — that they are entitled to respect and to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” just because they are members of the human family. Buchanan asks for evidence, as if this were an empirical question. It’s not. It’s a moral one. A belief in human equality arose out of the Enlightenment and before that from the Judeo-Christian tradition. That tradition teaches that each human is made in the image and likeness of God. This is the foundation of equality. Jefferson, for all his personal shortcomings, understood that, which is why his words have inspired people around the world and particularly in our land for centuries. Buchanan dissents. Just underline this: He is rejecting the American idea. I’m more radical about this stuff than Mona Charen is. If Buchanan wanted to reject the American idea of a polity based on universal moral and political equality, I wouldn’t necessarily condemn him for that. It would depend on his reasons. Because whites deserve to rule over others by nature of their racial superiority is not a good reason, to put it mildly. I, too, hate the radical egalitarianism of the contemporary Left, but by no means because I believe in racial superiority.
  6. Trump's America

    Ironic the guy who tweeted this has a last name of "Lynch" - unfortunately matching the KKK emblem. I agree with his statement.
  7. Trump's America

    No surprise here: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/347018-gore-trump-should-resign Former Vice President Al Gore said in an interview published Thursday that if he could give President Trump one piece of advice, it would be to resign. Gore was asked the question during an interview with the website LADbible. "Resign," Gore responded. Nor is this surprising http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-michael-moore-idUSKCN1AX2VI NEW YORK (Reuters) - Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is trading screen time for the stage in a one-man show now on Broadway that is a call to action over the current state of U.S. politics. The show, "The Terms of My Surrender," uses Moore's satirical brand of humor to target U.S. President Donald Trump and encourage liberals to turn resentment over Trump and the Republican political agenda into actual resistance. "This guy's going to get us all killed. There's nobody in charge. This man (Trump) has the nuclear codes," Moore, 63, told Reuters Television in an interview on Thursday. "I'm hoping somebody in the Pentagon is protecting us. Like, whatever's in that nuclear briefcase it's just some girlfriend's phone number or something. I'm just hoping that it's not the real numbers because we're in desperate shape here," said Moore, a longtime liberal and a harsh critic of Trump. This is mildly surprising - Member of Murdoch family rebuking Trump: https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-criticized-by-james-murdoch-there-are-no-good-nazis-1503041571 James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox Inc. and a member of the board of The Wall Street Journal parent News Corp, became the latest major U.S. business leader to criticize President Donald Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Virginia over the weekend, calling it concerning to all Americans. “What we watched this last week in Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the President of the United States concern all of us as Americans and free people,” Mr. Murdoch wrote in a “personal note” sent by email to friends and colleagues that was shared with The Wall Street Journal. “I can’t even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists. Democrats, Republicans, and others must all agree on this, and it compromises nothing for them to do so,” the note continued.
  8. Trump's America

    Agree- The more I read his stuff the more I like him
  9. Dems Rebuild

    Moderate Dems fire back at Warren. The struggle in the party continues as they decide what and who will be the dominate voice. http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/347012-centrist-dems-push-back-on-warren beginning paragraphs Moderate Democrats are pushing back at Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) view that progressives have taken control of the party. “We can't win the House back with progressives running in swing states,” said former Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.), a surrogate for Hillary Clinton who is leading the “Fight Back California” super PAC aimed at winning back seven House seats in the Golden State. Interviews with Democratic strategists, donors and organizers from across the country reveal deep disagreement with Warren’s premise that progressives make up the “heart and soul” of the Democratic Party
  10. DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    yes, I think it is a gut feeling based on his knowledge of Trump. Wish it were solid info.
  11. Trump's America

    Actually no he isn't capable -he is a narcissistic person. So, I think it is psychologically impossible for him to do so. He proved it by doubling down on his Saturday statement - by again blaming both sides. Shame means he lost, he's a looser, he's fired, he's not great, on the top. He is actually running from shame to be honest with you. He's been doing it his whole life. The hyperbole that he speaks with, the rudeness, the over the top statements are all evidence that he is running from his shame. He can never admit fault, take blame, or asked forgiveness - that would be shameful and prove that he is less than what he sees himself as. I wonder what it was like growing up under his dad and even worse what it was like growing up under Trump himself - I pity his 10 year old son and his wife.
  12. Trump's America

    RedFive - great graphs. Pretty enlightening. NAACP was formed and a huge spike in statues followed. Then we have fairly recent history ( I can say that due to my age ) of the 50s and 60s starting wt Brown v Board and the civil right laws beginning under Eisenhower and then LBJ. If they are going to be torn down, I think they should go into a museum that tells the full story of our history. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Our history tells us why we are who we are today and gives us guidance on how we can improve. Rwanda has some museums that are pretty graphic (bones and bones stacked on top of each other) that my son saw when he was there that drove him to tears. It is to remind the people of the 1990s and not to ever go back to that kind of hatred. A reconciliation process developed in that country that healed many of the wounds. We need our wounds healed. Identity politics doesn't help in that healing.
  13. Will There be War wt N Korea next 4 years

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/China-US-NKorea-diplomacy/2017/08/17/id/808119/ Peace with North Korea is a "possibility", America's most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the US has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime. General Joe Dunford, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, also told reporters during his visit to Beijing that the US has no plans to "dial back" military exercises with South Korea, which have angered both China and North Korea. Dunford made the remarks on the last day of a trip to China that included a visit on Wednesday to a northern military zone near China's border with North Korea. "What's unimaginable to me is not a military option," Dunford told reporters before a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "What is unimaginable is allowing (North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un) to develop ballistic missiles with a nuclear warhead that can threaten the United States and continue to threaten the region."
  14. DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Trump's co author of Art of the Deal predicts Trump will resign. He had previously advised the Hillary campaign - he believes he will resign to save himself from jail. Maybe that is why Pence shortened his trip?? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tony-schwartz-trump-resign_us_59952d91e4b06ef724d64fd6?ncid=APPLENEWS00001 In followup tweets in response to questions, Schwartz predicted Trump would make a deal for immunity in the Russia investigation in exchange for his resignation. “The Russia stuff will be huge,” he wrote. “He doesn’t want to go to jail.” He also urged Trump’s opponents to keep up the pressure, and he slammed the president’s elder children. Schwartz has been predicting resignation as Trump’s endgame, making similar comments in May. “I surely believe that at some point over the next period of time he’s going to have to figure out a way to resign,” Schwartz told CNN at the time. Despite authoring a book with Trump, Schwartz advised the campaign of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for free. “This is my penance for having created a man who has become a monster,” he said in September. “I’ve spent 30 years feeling bad about it.” Schwartz also said he would donate his share of the profits from Art Of The Deal to the National Immigration Law Center, an organization that helps low-income immigrants.
  15. Trump's America

    The irony of what is going on in Russia and here in the USA is hard to escape. Stalin statues are going up in Russia as our civil war ones are coming down. Trump argues against taking down our symbols of injustice and Putin honors the former dictator. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/joseph-stalin-statues-russia-usa/2017/08/16/id/808012/ New statues of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union dictator who slaughtered millions, are being erected in Russia as Confederate monuments are dismantled the United States. Anna Arutunyan, a Russia-American journalist based in Moscow, reports in USA Today that about 10 statues of Stalin have been raised since 2012, despite the once-disgraced leader's horrific purge of "anti-Soviet elements in which 15 to 30 million people were executed, starved or died in labor camps. His murder spree included an anti-Semitic campaign against Jewish doctors, writers, and poets. Although condemned for his brutality after his death, Stalin is now getting new respect from both an older generation nostalgic for the lost Soviet empire, which collapsed in 1991, and a younger generation of nationalistic Russians," Arutunyan writes. Where statutes of Stalin were once toppled, he's now feted in sales of Stalin magnets, mugs, T-shirts and statues sold by street vendors in Russia, she says. Russian President Vladimir Putin even condemned the "excessive demonization" of Stalin in a recent interview with director Oliver Stone. Stalin died in 1953. The rehabilitation of Stalin's legacy comes as communities across the United States begin taking down monuments commemorating Confederate soldiers because of their links to slavery.