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Today’s blacklisted American: Democrat politicians demand the blackballing of anyone who votes Republican

Orwell's 1984: The instruction manual of the Democratic Party
The instruction manual of the Democratic Party

Soon after Joe Biden was confirmed by Congress as the next president of the United States, I noted how the Democratic Party appeared eager to assembly a new blacklist, aimed at isolating and destroying anyone who ever dared to challenge or even disagree with them. As I wrote then,

Oh boy, it’s the 1950s again and its time for witchhunts from Congress and big corporations.

Unlike the 1950s, however, the question will not be whether you have ever been a member of the Communist Party. No, now the question will be much more effective and to the point. It will be “Have you ever been conservative or a member of the Republican Party?”

Led by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), Democrats in the House were then talking about compiling a list of all Trump Republicans in the media so that Congress could more easily censor and blacklist them.

While that specific effort never came to fruition, for the next two years the Democrats in power — in Congress, in state houses, in academia, in social media, in entertainment, and in corporations — have repeatedly confirmed this is their goal. Dare to disagree with them about anything, from masks to COVID shots to any of their policy decisions and they will do whatever they can to destroy you.

And yet, the leadership of the Democratic Party during this new blacklisting rage has tried to be coy about their repressive effort, either by denying this effort even exists or trying to excuse it by further slandering their opponents as “racists”, “insurrectionists,” or “domestic terrorists.”

In the past week that coyness vanished. Three different very powerful Democrat politicians said the quiet part out loud: We consider all Republicans evil, merely because they oppose us!

First, right after he had won the Democratic Party’s primary in Florida to run for governor against Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist on August 24, 2022 made it clear what he thought of anyone who might consider voting for DeSantis:

“Those who support the governor should stay with him and vote for him and I don’t want your vote,” Crist bellowed. “If you have that hate in your heart, keep it there,” he added.

In other words, Crist considers all those who vote Republican to be haters. If this isn’t a perfect example of stereotyping people unfairly, I don’t know what is.

The very next day, Joe Biden upped the ante. In remarks during a fund-raiser event on August 25, 2022 he said this:

“What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy,” Biden said. “It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something, it’s like semi-fascism.”

According to Biden, anyone who supports the idea of “making America great again” is a “semi-fascist”. Since that includes at least half the country (and likely many more), Biden is apparently trying to justify any oppression his party might unleash on these voters. “You are a fascist, and must be stopped, by any means necessary!”

One day later, Kathy Hochul, the Democrat governor of New York, essentially endorsed the remarks of both Biden and Crist, saying this at an August 26, 2022 campaign rally:

I’m fighting to bring government back to the people, and out of the hands of dictators. And we are here to say that the era of Trump, and Zeldin and Molinaro, just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong, ok? Get out of town. Get out of town. Because you do not represent our values. You are not New Yorkers.

Thus, in her mind anyone who votes Republican is thus a dictator who should be driven out of town, even though Republicans haven’t controlled the government in New York for decades. It wasn’t Republicans who imposed the draconian and failed lockdown policies and mask and COVID jab mandates of the past two years, but Democrats like Hochul.

It might be argued that I am interpreting the words of these Democrats in the worst possible light, and that they really didn’t mean to paint all Republicans as “fascists,” “haters,” and “dictators.” However, the actions of the left in the past two years says otherwise. Democrats haven’t merely said these things, they have followed it up with action, with blacklisting and censorship being their modus operandi since 2020.

Nor has the response by Democrats both in and out of the media to these vicious statements by these powerful Democrats done much to ease my concern. Rather than act horrified by these simple-minded and slanderous generalizations, Democrats have done everything in their power to either rationalize or defend these comments.

The words spoken by Biden, Crist, and Hochul cannot be rationalized or defended. They have now made their agenda as plain as day. They want power, and are trying in every way to make it illegitimate to ever oppose them. First they slander. Then they use those slanders to justify blacklisting and persecution. Protesters are no longer protesters, but “insurrectionists” who must be put in prison. Parents upset at seeing the queer agenda in elementary schools are no longer parents, but “domestic terrorists” whom the FBI must investigate.

And now, Republican voters are no longer simply ordinary Americans exercising their freedom to vote, but “fascists” and “haters” who deserve to become targets for repression by the government.

Be very afraid if the Democrats gain any power in November. They have made it clear they intend to use it, and use it most brutally against anyone in their way.

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  • David

    Not sure where to even begin after reading your commentary. For now, may I suggest your outburst sounds exactly like some of those coming from subjects of your focus.

    You paint all of them with the same brush, just as some Democrats do with Republicans. And these howls that come from some Democrats and those conservatives such as yourself serve the Republic poorly. Too much hysteria I think.

    Donald Trump might enjoy your commentary above though…

  • Cotour


    Listen to this pure administration spokesperson straight faced gaslighting the press and by extension the American people.

    “Totally different”?

    No, it is exactly the same and there is one desired Democrat party result related to illegals flooding over the border, and another result related to forced compliance, mandates and control that is not.

    What crap, straight faced BS.

  • David: You might want to spend some time reading the many blacklist columns I have written in the past two years, found here.

    I truly have tried to post examples from both sides, and if you look hard, you will find a handful where conservatives acted to blacklist a lefty for petty reasons, such as expressing an opinion. These examples however of the exceptions that prove the rule.

    The Democratic Party today is a violent, hateful and very corrupt organization. Not everyone in it falls into this category, but most embrace it fully, and have demonstrated this openly more and more in the past two years.

    That you seem willing to deny it only puts you in league with them.

  • GaryMike

    Florida is a closed primary state. As an unaffiliated Independent I can not cast votes for candidates of either political party.

    I can in the general elections.

    Crist will not win.

    Florida’s demo has changed in the time I’ve been here. A couple times.

    The pendulum has swung right for the time being.

    Election fraud can and will be a thing in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Orange counties. It won’t be enough.

  • Steve Richter

    the defense is the 1st amendment: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, …. the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    Clearly, when government officials act to deny employment to or demonize or cancel people for expressing their POV they are abridging their freedom of speech. And when they impose lengthy detention and imprisonment sentences on people because a protest rally got out of hand, the government is deliberately intimidating the people to not attend future protest rallies and not petition for redress of grievances.

  • Cotour


    Now this would be progress:

    Rational teachers, which are probably the majority need to send a rational message to those powers that be in the many now entirly insane and perverted states and cities that are in the process of destroying the education system in order to create the indoctrination system of Leftist doctrine.

  • GaryMike

    Steve Richter:

    You’re of the half of the country that thinks the Constitution is the Constitution.

    You’re perhaps in denial that the other half of the population considers the Constitution is only an inconvenient suggestion.

    Funny how they think the Constitution isn’t a thing even though they try so hard to cancel the 2nd A because it isn’t a thing.

    So, they focus on the 1st because it isn’t the thing that it is.

  • BtB’s Original Mark

    GaryMike – you are on target to point out that we live in a post constitutional society.
    For those on BtB who cling to the skirts of that dying Parchment – go ahead and prove me wrong.
    Years ago during the Tea Party days I thought that the arguments of Mark Levin regarding the Constitution pointed a way forwards, but the last six years of raw Authoritarianism emanating from the Democrats has cured me of that.
    As a popular military phrase from Iraq used to say – “Embrace the Suck”.

  • Chris

    Or those that will not accept the Constitution – let us meet them on the Field

  • Steve Richter

    “… You’re perhaps in denial that the other half of the population considers the Constitution is only an inconvenient suggestion. …”

    What matters is what the federal courts think of the Constitution. To find out people have to file lawsuits against federal officials for violating their rights of speech and assembly. And every person convicted of trespassing should appeal their conviction on the grounds that the right to assembly gives them a degree of leeway to violate laws against trespassing, damage to government property, even assault on the police. Penalties for such crimes should be less severe than otherwise.

  • Steve Richter, the Democrats will ignore the Constitution and proceed full speed ahead to destroy any and all that oppose them if they have a strong majority in Congress and control the Executive branch. There are no court rulings that the Democrats will obey just as Andrew Jackson did.

    We are in a Civil War (cold) and the Democrats are just itching for it to go hot with something done by Republicans and/or Conservatves. The Democrats keep egging on their opposition to do this. We, the opposition, need for the Democrats to do the aggressive act and then stomp them into the ground.

  • Cotour

    “… You’re perhaps in denial that the other half of the population considers the Constitution is only an inconvenient suggestion. …”

    The Constitution structures political warfare and that is what you see before you.

    Why is the struggle sooo extreme and getting even more extreme where we the majority of the population and the world can now see what must be seen and all is revealed?

    Because that is the intent of the Constitution, force both sides to reveal themselves to the people so the people can direct THEIR country.

    That is the concept anyway.

    This is the brilliance of the Founders whether they fully understood it or not (And I suspect they did for the most part)

    And keeping in mind, THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES. And that was Benjamin Franklin’s point when he stated regarding The Republic: “If you can keep it”.

    The more intense the political battle gets is an indication of just how badly we need the Constitution and what it structures. And that is by design, so keep it coming.

  • Cotour


    There are rational patriots still within the ranks of the FBI and they are beginning to speak out under whistle blower protections I assume.

    The leadership of the DOJ and the FBI are looking for any reason to be legally partisan and favor the Democrat party machine IMO, and this apparently corrupt FBI special agent provided just that. And you should be OUTRAGED!

    “Former Washington Field Office Special Agent in Charge Tim Thibault was reportedly escorted out of the Bureau’s headquarters on Friday, amid whistleblower allegations that he showed political bias in his handling of politically sensitive investigations.”

    FBI Portland on Twitter: “What is the #FBI doing to combat election fraud? ASAC Timothy Thibault from @FBIWFO talks about our role investigating federal election crimes. #Protect 2020” / Twitter

    “Whistleblowers alleged that Thibault concealed the partisan nature of evidence from FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland to secure their approval to open an investigation into former President Donald Trump. That investigation culminated in the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate earlier this month.”

    “If you can keep it”; Stated Benjamin Franklin when asked about what the Founders were able to create, the American experiment in Democratic Republic governance.

    Republic: “A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives…”.
    Democracy: “A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

  • BtB’s Original Mark

    Cotour – respectfully you have it completely backwards with your statement “ The Constitution structures political warfare”.
    Human nature and History prove that ‘Political warfare dictates the interpretation and application of the Constitution’.

  • Cotour

    The American Constitution by concept and design structures political warfare which is to be fought within the parameters that the Constitution structures. And we are seeing just how much those parameters are being stretched by those who have become sooo existentially desperate to acquire and retain their political power because of the un and anti-American agenda has become.

    Political warfare that has been fought in the world throughout time is called warfare, political or otherwise and the only thing that limits it is the amount of blood any one side is willing to spill for their cause.

    The Constitution by design is structured to attempt to sidestep that blood filled transfer of political power. And that is the point here.

    There must be a distinction made between the two, and I describe and make that distinction.

    Our only hope to remain a Democratic Republic as Benjamin Franklin observed is that we fight the political warfare within what the Founders structured it to be fought within. And if that is not possible then the American experiment in governance where the individual and his and her aspirations for their future and freedom is over. There are no guarantees.

    So please, make that distinction. I hope I have been able to clarify my point.

  • BtB’s Original Mark

    Cotour – Ok that distinction you described is important.
    However I would expand it considerably.
    You state that political warfare is limited by the amount of blood any one side is willing to spill for their cause.
    Currently in America I would expand that to an analysis of how far one side (Democrats) are willing to employ ‘Total State’ Propaganda and a fascistic melding of Federal power to Companies in leading sectors of the Economy.
    In the last hundred years the Constitution has been severely diminished. For Cotour and others who put their faith in the Constitution, here are a few questions to ask yourself:
How far off kilter is the proper relation between the States and an imperious Federal Govt?
How warped is the current day understanding of Rights by a large percentage of the populace versus Rights as described in the Constitution?
In the ‘Crisis’ of the last couple years, what powers did many States & the Federal Governments exercise? Were those powers constitutionally based? If not how did politicians accomplish those power grabs?

  • Cotour

    “You state that political warfare is limited by the amount of blood any one side is willing to spill for their cause. Currently in America I would expand that to an analysis of how far one side (Democrats) are willing to employ ‘Total State’ Propaganda and a fascistic melding of Federal power to Companies in leading sectors of the Economy.”

    The Democrats are just stretching the parameters of the Constitution beyond their “Normally” accepted point. You are just itemizing the Democrats offences to the Constitution and freedom. Who could disagree.

    And what is the result of their actions? They are forced through their unreasonable actions to reveal themselves to the public. The public is watching it all, and that is one of the main functions of what the Constitution provides. And the more extreme and unreasonable they become in the eyes of the people the harder the pushback will become to their treachery at election time.

    And I say, have at it Democrats. Show the country and the world what you are all about. Please sir, may I have some more?

    I suggest that people think in different terms related to what the Constitution structures.


    ​* What does the American Constitution primarily structure?

    The American Constitution primarily structures political warfare.

    * What does the American Constitution attempt to accomplish?

    The American Constitution attempts to accomplish the counterbalance to the nature of man as it relates to the abuse of power.

    * What do the mechanisms and rules contained within the American Constitution structure?

    The mechanisms and rules contained within the American Constitution structures the parameters within which the government is to operate and the parameters within which the political warfare is to be fought. jgl

  • BtB’s Original Mark

    For Mr. Z. or others who are inclined to base current political analysis on actual History – here are some key events from the past century which indicate we should expect zero sum political warfare that is NOT based on the Constitution as written.
    These events demonstrate that our politics are now largely post constitutional. These events have shifted power from the Congressional to the Executive Branch, have resulted in a much diminished Constitutional Republic, and a very unbalanced relationship between the Federal Government and State Governments

    * 1913 – The 16th Amendment (February) gave the federal government the power to collect income tax. The 17th Amendment(April) established that senators would be directly elected. Both amendments laid foundations for substantial expansions of federal power in the twentieth century.
    * 1917-1918 – The War Industries Board, the Committee on Public Information, the Palmer Raids, the Espionage Act & the Sedition Act.
Second New Deal Phase – During 1933 to 1967 this era saw vast expansions of federal fiscal and regulatory interventions the economy.
    * 1933 – FDR’s Executive Order 6102 revalued the price of an ounce of gold, & ordered previously issued government gold-bonds to be paid off in currency in effect defaulting on debt.
    * 1936 – FDR’s unprecedented re-election landslide allowed his administration to push a new form of national politics (called the New Deal) which subordinated the constitutional role of State Governments.
    * 1936 – Supreme Court Butler case holds that the U.S. Congress has not only the power to lay taxes to the level necessary to carry out its other powers enumerated in Article I of the Constitution but also a broad authority to tax and spend for the “general welfare” of the United States.
    * 1937 – Vast expansion of federal economic regulation endorsed by the US Supreme Court through West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, that deferred to Congress’s interpretations of interstate commerce.
    * 1942 – Supreme Court Filburn decision again increased the regulatory power of the federal government through the power to regulate interstate commerce by the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.
Third Regulatory Phase – During 1968 to 1989 there were unprecedented increases in federal regulation of states and localities through conditions attached to federal aid, preemptions, mandates, and court orders. Conditions of federal aid are rules that state and local governments must obey to receive and expend federal funds. Conditions increased significantly in number and policy scope.
    * 1968 – President Johnson promoted Centralized control through the Federal Budget increasing ‘Aid’ to States which hit $110 billion by 1969. This entailed the creation of 210 new grants, federal aid awards not only to states but also to local governments (especially large cities), community organizations, and nonprofit entities, and greater federal involvement in more areas of state and local governance, such as the War on Poverty and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act.
    * 1970 – The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created
    * 1984 – Federal Highway Bill had condition that required states to raise their alcoholic beverage purchase age to 21 or lose up to 10 percent of their federal highway aid. All states complied.
    * 1989 – Federal Government exerted control over States by funneling aid through categorical grants. By 1989, 478 grants were categorical grants for specific purposes. Only 14 were block grants, which combine related categorical grants and give state and local governments more discretion over how to spend federal dollars.

    I’ll leave it to others to add events from the past thirty years such as the abominable Patriot Act.
    So with the above in mind, for Conservative to have sustainable success, there has to be a massive rollback of Federal power. The last movement to address this was the Tea Party movement which was not embraced by the Republican Party. The battles ahead will be very, very difficult.

  • Cotour

    Nothing easy is usually worthwhile.

    It is ultimately up to the people to drag it all back from the extreme Leftist / Socialist / Globalist model that we are trending towards.

    But that really is the natural trajectory of such things, to become more and more Liberal as time proceeds and things become more and more disconnected from reality especially in America.

    Your extensive list demonstrates this point perfectly, all ways of acquiring or retaining political power through the many manipulations and contortions that most any empowered or aspirational politician will twist themselves and the established laws and conventions.

    And the Tea Party was an expression of the people trying to accomplish what must be accomplished.

    And now we are back to Strategy Over Morality and the two conversations.

    Strategy Over Morality: “CONCLUSION: The public lives and operates under a subjective moral code or within a “Pedestrian Realm” perspective which they assume their leadership which exists within the “Political Realm” is constrained by. This is a subjective false perspective conclusion on the part of the public. Leadership at its existential core is not about morality, truth and honesty. Leadership is about the fundamental exercise of power and “its” survival.”

  • Cotour

    The entity government is the natural enemy of the people’s freedom. Always and in every way shape and form.

    The Constitution is NOT the government.

    The Constitution structures the government and within those parameters’ government exists.

    Just like, and this is but one more example of the absolute brilliance of the Founders and it is difficult for me to understand just how they were so thorough, the concept that our Rights emanate from God or a Creator and not from government. BRILLIANT!

    And that logic whether you are religious or not, believe in a God or a creator or not, is un usurpable. Its logic is Titanium in a world of wood.

    A government created by and for the people cannot take away what they do not provide. BRILLIANT!

    And for these reasons the extreme radical Left must gut and destroy the Constitution as a matter of their Strategy to dominate. They must.

    But the Founders were so wise and understood so perfectly the nature of man related to the abuse of power they stopped it all out. But there are no guarantees.

    And that boiled down is what is unique about the Founders, the Constitution who were true PROGRESSIVES of their day.

    “Progressives” today? They are just Marxist based junior authoritarians running their game, and they are revealing themselves more and more every day.

  • Col Beausabre

    “Donald Trump might enjoy your commentary above though” You say that as if it is a bad thing

  • David

    Mr. Zimmerman:

    I’ve read many, but not all, of your “blacklist” commentaries. Like most of us, I can’t always make as much time as I’d like. I visit when I can because while we disagree on political issues, I have and continue to admire your writings. You have a gift, even when your words leave me shaking my head. And I appreciate your commitment to free speech for all (with decency), something becoming rarer and rarer online.

    I just think in a nation of 330+ million, it is easy to find examples of terrible deeds and/or words by someone with some measure of power. I’m not excusing it. I also know that for every silly utterance a D makes, I find a fellow R saying or doing the same.

    The trick for all of us is trying to separate noise from meaningful concerns. I just stumble along the best I can…

  • David


    Not good. I’m one of those R’s who find Trump nauseating. I have since the moment he said a POW wasn’t a hero and I researched how many small businesses he damaged or destroyed because he’s made a lifetime of not paying his bills and using the bankruptcy laws as a road to enrich himself.

    And he lies, and lies, and lies. I always hoped our country would never have another president like Clinton, someone who lies as easily as you and I breathe. But Trump is just so very awful.

    I think Trump has perverted the conservative movement, using anger, suspicion, and a mountain of lies to turn American against American for his own reasons.

  • GaryMike


    Whatever you think we should think about Trump, I think of Trump mostly as a most useful tool.

    He’s a hammer, they’re a nail.

  • Edward

    Steve Richter wrote: “What matters is what the federal courts think of the Constitution

    Do you mean that what matters is what the government thinks of the Constitution? The federal courts, of course, being the government. The federal government having decried that the Constitution is a document of negative rights, because it severely limits the power of the government — and the federal courts have continually disagreed with these limits (as BtB’s Original Mark noted), wresting more and more power away from We the People and into the hands of an undeserving, ungrateful, unresponsive government made up of people who believe that they know better than We the People.

    To find out people have to file lawsuits against federal officials for violating their rights of speech and assembly. And every person convicted of trespassing should appeal their conviction on the grounds that the right to assembly gives them a degree of leeway to violate laws against trespassing, damage to government property, even assault on the police.

    Actually, many of those accused, indicted, and convicted were invited in by the very same Capitol Police Department that later shot these invitees to death and arrested the survivors, falsely accusing them of trespass.

    BtB’s Original Mark wrote: “I’ll leave it to others to add events from the past thirty years such as the abominable Patriot Act.

    I will add: Obamacare, which gave government almost complete control over healthcare, severely limiting options for patient care and insurance. This power was recently wielded to force those who desired medical care to take a faux vaccine, which to this day has yet to receive approval as safe or effective. The conspiracy theorists turned out to be right, when they predicted that healthcare would be used as a bludgeon against We the People. Even the Sixteenth Amendment was used in order to gain additional power over We the People, when the federal courts ruled that this amendment gave government the right to require us as to what products we must purchase, what to wear, what to do, where to go and when, whether we could earn a livelihood or had to shelter in place, what we may say, what we must think — and government illegally (and immorally) imposed these without the required attachment of Sixteenth Amendment taxation.

    As Robert said, we are now under attack by the government through The Party’s elected representatives, demanding that they direct us as to how to vote in order to be allowed to earn a livelihood, and demanding that we be allowed to live only in certain places if we won’t vote for The Party.

    You wrote: “I’m one of those R’s who find Trump nauseating. I have since the moment he said a POW wasn’t a hero

    Do you mean that treasonous traitor McCain? That “hero” betrayed those who voted for him, the Republican Party, and his country when he promised to end Obamacare then turned his coat inside out and voted instead to support its everlasting damage to We the People, cementing us forever with a devastating portion of Obama’s Amerika. McCain lied, lied, lied. Some hero he turned out to be.

    Since McCain was willing to betray us over some minor, meaningless insult (that turned out to be true), then we can only ponder what betrayals he did under the far more stressful, uncomfortable, and frightening conditions as a POW.

    I always hoped our country would never have another president like Clinton

    Except, he was elected because even the Republican Party moved so far to the left that Clinton — and especially life-long Democrat Trump — appear similar to not just old-school Republicans but appear similar to conservatives. With the Republican Party moving so fast to the left, and with McCain and (worse) Romney being Republican presidential nominees, who did you expect the Republican voters to vote for? Ted Cruz? Of course not. Cruz is far too far to the right for modern Republicans, who have moved so far to the left that they are becoming — and voting for — Marxists without even realizing it.

    I think Trump has perverted the conservative movement

    The man has no clue what conservatism is. Those who think he does are fools. Are the politicians that he endorses conservatives, or are they 2005 Democrats like Trump?

    It isn’t Trump who has perverted the conservative movement, it is Republicans who think that they and the party are still conservative. the conservatives and Republicans who voted for Romney for presidential nominee were perverting the conservative movement. They went even further when they adored Trump and his 2005 Democratic Party thinking.

    America is looking more and more like 1930s Germany, complete with the complicit among the Republican Party population.

  • Cotour

    “Do you mean that treasonous traitor McCain? That “hero” betrayed those who voted for him, the Republican Party, and his country when he promised to end Obamacare then turned his coat inside out and voted instead to support its everlasting damage to We the People, cementing us forever with a devastating portion of Obama’s Amerika. McCain lied, lied, lied. Some hero he turned out to be”

    Over time I learned to never trust McCain, just a nasty, vindictive man who met his match in Trump.

    And in the end, he put his hatred for Trump over the country.


  • wayne

    BtB’s Original Mark:

    Excellent list in your 9;40am post. (Didn’t we have a similar back-n-forth a few years ago, this feels very familiar?)

    –>Add one more item, creation of the Drug Enforcement Adm. (DEA) in 1973. (Thank you richard nixon, not.)

    Where once it took a Constitutional Amendment to outlaw a substance, the DEA can do so by administrative action alone. (same as the EPA)
    (“They” let the People Vote to overturn Prohibition, and they never intend to make that mistake again.)

  • Andi

    As I recall, Clinton was elected (at least the first time) because Perot’s “giant sucking sound” ended up sucking up enough Republican votes to deny Bush the election.

  • David


    McCain’s service to the country as a soldier = hero, just as all men and women who serve in the military with honor are. POW’s all are even more so, along with those who suffer injury or disability. And at the front of this noble line are those who give their life in defense of this great country.

    My use of “hero” was in this regard, not about what this particular man did with his subsequent life following military service. In McCain’s case, I’m of the opinion he served his state pretty well overall, but that’s just my opinion. It is up to the residents of Arizona and history to evaluate how he performed as a U.S. senator.

    Trump’s comment about POW’s not being his type of hero (those that aren’t captured are) is one thing and if that was his only dismissive dribble he’d uttered, I’d be inclined to assume he meant only the late Sen. McCain.

    But remember, he said to his staff that he did NOT want disabled veterans participating in highly visible ways in his envisioned military parade in D.C. He thought that was “not a good look.” To me, that is a revolting and a revealing look into how former pres. Trump values people.

    To this day, McCain rents space in Trump’s head for free which I think is funny.

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However, name-calling and obscenities will not be tolerated. First time offenders who are new to the site will be warned. Second time offenders or first time offenders who have been here awhile will be suspended for a week. After that, I will ban you. Period.


Note also that first time commenters as well as any comment with more than one link will be placed in moderation for my approval. Be patient, I will get to it.

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