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  • JohninMd.(Help!?!!)

    Sadly, Skye’s right.

    • Petey

      So is Sam.

      • Petey

        Regrettably, I hasten to add.

  • Steve_1066

    “I can’t think of anything that the GOP stands for”!!! Bingo, yatzhe, we have a winner!

    • Badger

      Exactly. We have arrived at the Uniparty. “Uni-” for one, and united against anything that ripples their pond, er, swamp.

  • Petey

    Insightful question by Skye. Spot-on answer from Sam.

  • JTC

    No standing with me.

    What if they had a party and nobody came? It just ain’t right.

    • Swansonic

      I’d say there weren’t enough little blue pills……

      Wait, what type of party were you referring to?

      • Pamela

        If it’s that type of party, you forgot the little orange and mocha pills. Who’s to say if that isn’t going on. Maybe that’s the reason nothing is getting done. No it’s because there are quivering spineless jelly fish running the show.

  • Swansonic

    The establishment party just wants to keep on partying with OUR money. Not a good example to teach to…

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Bravo, Sam! What DOES the RINO GOPe “party” stand for, other then self-aggrandizement and staying in power.
    There are those few, those very few, who try to do the right thing for the people what put ’em in office. But they too are human, and get stained by The DC (District of Criminals) Swamp (Mordor on the Potomac).
    I had such high hopes for Jason Chaffetz when he got into office, but lately he’s been spouting the most inane crap. It’s just as well that he’s leaving now. Some people are more immune to The Swamp then others.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Skye is right, the DildoCrats now-a-days stand for hate, divisiveness, class and race warfare. But it was not always so. Up until the mid 1980s, the Democrats stood for the working man, and the Republicans stood for the businessman. Then the children of the 60s grew older (but didn’t grow up) and became the political leaders and professors that have (helped) made things the way they are today.

    Learn history, Skye. Start anywhere, doesn’t matter where. As deep or as skim as you want. Ancient Greece. The rise and fall of the Roman Empire. The Gauls. The French. Charles Martel. Andalusian Spain and the Moors. American colonialism. American expansion. The Great Depression. You may not get a degree, but you will be well educated, well armed and ready for whatever comes later. History may not repeat, but it rhymes.

  • Lonny Bridges

    The GOP stood for 8 years of Obama…….

    • MasterDiver

      Don’t you mean bent over?

      Zar Belk!

      • Pamela

        And they took it, No wonder Barry had such a good time.
        Targets of opportunity wherever he turned.

  • WayneM

    The difficulty here is if neither party actually serves the interest of the people, then what should the people do? “None of the Above” still isn’t a valid options.

    • Christopher Cole

      None of the above may not be an option, but the Libertarian Party is.

      Christopher Cole
      First Vice-Chair
      Pima County Libertarian Party

      • JTC

        Not with an anti-2A Johnson like Johnson. Maybe when there’s a (l)ibertarian party, and some (l)ibertarian candidates.

        • Rod

          Yeah, maybe when the face of the (l)ibertarian party isn’t on the panel of ‘Spot the Loony’, it might be a viable alternative.

  • Halley

    Shouldn’t it be obvious that you cannot simultaneously support seditious stealth-socialist Democrat schemes like Social Security, Medicare, “free public education” etc etc while pretending to stand on Constitutional principles? The GOP is compromised at its core, which is why it never puts up a believable, heartfelt resistance to the still-ongoing march of socialism. As the only alternative party is pure marxian evil (with 0% functioning brain cells), we are obliged to keep the GOP afloat and in control, but the thrill is gone.

    The naive, gullible GOP grants the decline-and-decay Left the sanction of “good intentions” about “helping people”. Until that lie is removed, nothing changes.

    • Now, I’ve been paying into SS for the last 46 years. That was SUPPOSED to be my retirement fund. Until those in the swamp decided to eat it for other things. THAT is ultimate bullshit.

      • JTC

        Correct, the SS old-fart fund certainly is a pyramid scheme but certainly not a socialist one like its off-shoots.

  • JackDeth72

    Who wants to raise their daughters to abide by and revel in the tenets of “The Battered Wife Syndrome”?

    • Pamela

      Any one with a lick of common sense will not abide with that crap!
      My Mom and Dad stated no one hits, coerces, says if you really love me or plays the guilt card any of you. Dad also had conversations with each husband-to-be on what would happen. They all took it to heart.

  • Grunt GI

    Ouch…so true.

    Repealing Obummercare is the best example…7 years of wailing about repeal, and when they get the chance to do it?

    “OHHHHHHH…we can’t do it because of BLAH, BLAH (insert whiny excuse)”

    Yup, they’d better get their sh** together and get it done, as well as tax reform and a real damn budget or they are gonna regret the mid-term election.

    Funny the latest polls show that Trump is more popular than ANY other politician in the Swamp…but you’d never know that listening to the lame stream media.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/poll-trumps-approval-higher-than-congress-schumer-pelosi-ryan-mcconnell/article/2626318

    • noncom

      I wonder if there is a strategy behind the Repubs seeming unwillingness to tackle problems they’ve been crying about for years….you think months before the midterm election they’ll suddenly put it into high gear?….so far, politicians 3, Americans zero….I had hope, but it’s fast turned to exasperation and disdain….perhaps they play by the same rules as professional wrestlers….flip a coin to see who will win, then head for the club for dinner and drinks….the skeptic in me says they’re all alike on the inside….

    • Please. You think the left wing propaganda machine would admit that?

  • Bill G

    Yeah. Seven years of “We’re gonna get rid of Obamacare as soon as you voters give us ____” and when we vote them the whole thing they have nothing ready.
    Far too many on ‘our’ side of the aisle are actually slow-motion democrats. They want the same thing, just at a slower pace But the heat in the pot got turned up too fast and the crabs are jumping out.

    • GWB

      They want the same thing, just at a slower pace
      Don’t forget cheaper. They want the same things, only cheaper, too.

    • Jumping out of the pot can only work if the lid isn’t slammed shut immediately.

  • Brasspounder

    What does the GOP stand for? Re-election. Aside from that, not much.

  • MasterDiver

    When I get a “Please send money” call from the RINOs, I tell them I’ll consider it as soon as they grow a spine and a pair!

    Zar Belk!

    PS: Chris, I’ll be sending my contribution at the end of the month (payday).

  • markm

    @Deplorable B Woodman: “I had such high hopes for Jason Chaffetz when he got into office, but lately he’s been spouting the most inane crap.”

    Here’s a scientific explanation for part of how successful politicians go wrong:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/07/power-causes-brain-damage/528711/

    It would be less of a problem if we followed the Constitution in it’s original meaning and didn’t let the SOB’s wield so much power. But the other problem is that politicians learn to follow their own self-interest, and that is to always increase the size and power of government so their little jobs become big jobs.

    • Cypress

      In the confines of political power the Constitution is only a tool to be used much as polls and ‘independent studies’. If it works for the politician they favor following it verbatim and if it doesn’t work for them they are all too happy to use it as TP on the nation.

      The only way to save DC and state capitals for that matter is to make being a politician a real job. Constitutionally enact requirements where they have to work and be held responsible for their work. Elections don’t work when you get to choose between two bad choices or if they have the entire swamp working to undermine anything or anyone working on behalf of the people. The only way to do this is to shrink DC and state governments. Limit staffs, limit funds, limit consultants, remove nepotism and make the politicians pay for their own expenses and take from their pay the luxuries that the taxpayers provide for them.

      • John

        Oh, but they _do_ work. They “fix” things for their patrons when their deliberately defective and byzantine laws generate enough friction.
        For this said patrons are grateful and send more money, while the rest of us groan under the ever-increasing burden we can’t afford to bribe away.
        This is how the nation is slowly and excruciatingly grinding to a halt.
        The political class, by design, does not feel said burden personally and only experience it as a loss of tax revenue.

  • NotYetInACamp

    Who do they have the J Edgar H type files of them being pedophiles with little children. Videos an pictures included.
    (Horshack) OO OO OO OO! : They had that wresting coach Republican they took from student molester to Congress to the longest run as Speaker of the House!
    OO OO OO.
    That’s One, Horschack.

    Pay to play is K Street and Congress.
    Imagine the size of the booty that Clinton’s bag men, the Clinton foundations, would have taken as spoils of the conquest.

    Look at them all try to destroy Trump.
    Look at the deep state Neocons try to start a war with Russia in Syria by shooting down a Syrian jet inside Syria.

    We once had a large number of public servants that actually served the interests of the people. Now we have government officials that serve continuing their salary and benefits and retirement benefits. those who could produce have long gone in most cases. the true believers and Marxists were there to push their agendas.
    It is just tyranny. there is so much more.
    The US Chamber of Commerce supports most items that are against the American people and for importing slaves to work cheap and keep wages down. damn the consequences. But they donate BIG TIME.
    And so on.

  • JTC

    As I said upthread, the R party just ain’t Right.

    Is it finally time for a real third party, a new R, the Right Party?

    It exists defacto now. Trump and Trumpism are not Republican, nor is the cascade of Depolorables who hired him…we are the shadow Right.

    There’s been some pretense before; the Contract with America under Newt, the Tea Party which had some strength but has been seriously watered down…and of course the last real Republican party under Reagan which fizzled without him.

    The Real Right Party…such has never really been possible or plausible, but with the uniparty being what it is and headed in wrong direction, and the departure and polarization of Trumpism, is it viable now?

    • Halley

      The Constitution Party?
      The Army of Deplorables?
      The New Tea Party?
      The MAGA?
      The Don’t Dare Tread On Me Party?

      Count me in

      • JTC

        Kinda partial to The Real Right Party, as opposed to The New Right, The Alt Right, and The Tea Party…kinda ties into The Real Donald Trump too.

        Based on this:

        https://mychal-massie.com/trump-is-not-conservative-hes-a-pragmatist/

        I kind of have a liking for The Prag Party too, but it lacks the immediate meaning and impact to most folks. I like that black dude Massie that wrote that too, if you haven’t already, take a read over there.

      • Pamela

        I still like Guardians of the Covenant.

        • JTC

          Dark Angels…sounds about right. 🙁

  • NotYetInACamp

    My first response was:
    Do we get to see a desert and the great treks and a mountain hideaway with that Cutie Molly there? Whose sides is that evil character with the sometimes goat head and evil powers on? Do we get to see Las Vegas get blown up? My cousin did a movie where the evil and dark character he played almost blew it up. His character blowed up real good in that movie. Do us good guys win this time like in that Stand movie? It took good character and following good to win.

  • azscram

    I cannot abide nor support either party. As has been noted, they are only interested in maintaining there own power in the system graft, greed and patronage that has become our system of government. While I may have to vote for Republican candidates, I have no love for the party. I don’t think that it can be saved. Quite honestly, I hope that the Republican party fails and collapses. Things will have to get worse before the general citizenry gets riled enough to start cleaning house.

    • azscram

      Their,,, can’t go back and edit.

  • writeby

    The GOP stands (falls?) for the mixed economy scam.

    “A mixed economy is a mixture of freedom and controls—with no principles, rules, or theories to define either. … The only danger, to a mixed economy, is any not-to-be-compromised value, virtue, or idea. The only threat is any uncompromising person, group, or movement. The only enemy is integrity” (Ayn Rand; “The New Fascism: Rule by Consensus,”_Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal_, 206).

    (New) Left Progressives want an unmixed economy, pure & unpolluted by … freedom.

    In any debate/confrontation over ideas, those who hold more consistent ideas will win out. A mixed economy is inconsistent by its very nature; mixing freedom with controls is like trying to mix water with oil. A mixed econmy is an economy in transition, transitioning either to capitalism (freedom) or socialism/fascism (control).

    Of the tw political parties today, guess which is the more consistent advocate & of what ideas & which is ready to compromise at the drop of a hat.

    Observe the current spectacle of repealing–oops, I mean, replacing–the ACA.

    “There can be no compromise on basic principles. There can be no compromise on moral issues. There can be no compromise on matters of knowledge, of truth, of rational conviction” (Ibid; “‘Extremism,’ or the Art of Smearing,” _Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal_, 182).

  • As was said above, The Donald is a pragmatist. And a mondo capitalist. It has been proven, with extremely few exceptions, this is what works to make an economy that holds up.

  • JTC

    Significant only because it was so significant to “them”…and because it sucked up another 50 million $oro$…

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republican-handel-wins-georgia-house-election/ar-BBCW1Pb?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

    A few days ago the NYT said this race had motivated Democrats nationwide (see $oro$ above) and that even Trump’s rich pastel polo crowd in north Atlanta was concerned. This is presumably a different crowd of deplorables than the poor dumb schmucks who slapped down the beast in November.

  • RegT

    As Pamela alluded to, Boehner was likely an actual recipient of Obama’s “affections”. How else to explain the ass-kissing, the constant touching of The One™ every chance Boehner had to lay a tender hand on that deviate. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Boehner studied Monica’s moves under the old Resolute Presidential desk, just so he could get it down pat.

    Something I have never seen mention of is the fact that those who have been running the country for so long, the Deep State, have structured the government – Congress, the bureaucracy, the uni-Party, and the courts – to make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to make the changes that Trump (and all of us who voted for him) want to see. Trump (and us, by extension) is allowed a few small “victories” to make it appear as if he has some control, but making significant _non_ socialist changes is not possible within the current framework, especially with all of the (over 300, IIRC) federal court appointments that Obama made (which most everyone missed while he was doing it, knowing it would be more effective than even a Congress populated only by Democrats).

    I believe a physical reset will be required before the levers of power are returned to the people, before the Constitution can be returned to its place at the head of the table.

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