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Districts demographics can change

Mr. Ossoff's chances might be better now than they would have been twenty five years ago. GA-6's voters aren't quite so Lily-white as they were back when it was Newt's seat.

Districts do change. Out in California, Bob Dornan's district seemed solidly Republican and a safe place from which to bait Latinos--until the voters replaced him with Loretta Sanchez.

Maybe touting Trumpcare might cause Handel to pay the Price. Heh-heh-heh

The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Notoriously Untruthful

Why should PP believe Thump's "compromise" offer, even if they were willing to accept it? The anti-abortion movement is notoriously dishonest and untruthful. Even if PP was willing to "compromise," the rabid right would STiLL yank funding because they thought birth control caused abortion, because PP provides minors access to birth control, because contraceptives "promote promiscuity," or some other sorry-@$$ claim.

The gall of Republicans claiming that they're champions of the family continues to amaze me

The Republicans have been the biggest enablers of corporate policies that drive working parents to economic stress and divorce and the most hostile to such policies as maternity leave and day care support for working mothers.

There's no fool like an old fool! One of my Dad's favorite lines

My Dad was fond of saying "There's no fool like an old fool!" when some politician or public figure did or said something egregiously stupid or reactionary. Mind you, my Dad was what was once considered to be moderate conservative, a GOP faction now reduced to being little more than useful-idiot status to aid the Ryans' and the Kochs' reactionary agendas.

Regardless of my Dad's political opinions, I still believe that he was right. Several decades of living can give you experience as to who's who and what's what. Used properly, it gives you the experience to go with the observation to inform you who is lying to you, who is incompetent, and what looks like Bee S.

Figuring out which politicians or broadcasters (secular and religious both) were lying to you isn't that hard or all that time-consuming. I believe anyone with a high school diploma and average intelligence can do it.

My beef with Trump voters is that they had days, weeks, months, and years to figure out that Trump and the Republicans were lying to them and they refused to pick up the tools provided by experience, literacy, and, I'll say it, prayer and meditation to make wiser choices this fall, AND THEY REFUSED TO USE THEM.

My belief about older Trump voters is they go-created what's about to fall on them (And the rest of us too) and they were old enough to know better.

I have come to believe that today's Republican Party has turned into an oligarchical party

I believe that today's Republican Party has turned into an oligarchical party. I know this isn't news here at DU, but I don't think most of us realize what sort of oligarchical party the Republican Party has transformed itself into. I strongly believe that the GOP has turned itself into an oligarchical party with behaviors and norms of a typical 20th century Latin American oligarchical party found in Central America, South America, and the Spanish Caribbean.

We've got most of the behaviors of an oligarchy: the use of the state for self-enrichment, corruption of the electoral process, the refusal to use the power of the state to better the lot of the common man and woman.

But we also have: the use of race-baiting and the disdain for darker-skinned folks, attacks on political dissident, and a tolerance for foreign meddling in its internal affairs.

One of the entertaining ironies of this elections is that alt-right and more garden-variety immigrant-bashers have unwittingly collaborated in creating the same sorts of political and economic structures that so many of those darker-skinned people fled when they crossed into the USA.

But I'm not going to say "Congratulations" Seņor Tromp.

I'm superstitious about celebrating before the fact, but

I'm thinking that some of the folks over at the other place deserve heaping helpings of ridicule.

Having had some of my posts deleted here and there over the years for purported (but non-existent) sexual innuendo and alleged (but non-existent) obscenity, I intend to keep my posts PG rated, but thoroughly unpleasant.

I wouldn't be surprised if Steve King thinks that

putting Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar would somehow undermine property rights because she helped bought-and-paid-for slaves escape to freedom.

One of the purposes of government is to promote general prosperity

One of my beefs with the Chavez-ista regime in Venezuela is that it has failed what I strongly believe is one of the major roles of government: to promote general prosperity. The Chavez regime failed to create a healthy private sector or run its state-owned businesses properly, triggering inflation, capital flight, uncertainty, unemployment and poverty.

This is not to trash socialism as an ideal or as practice. There are some government-run enterprises here and there around the planet, some of which generate positive returns for their citizens. But economically healthy socialist states also have healthy private economic sectors, too. Sadly, Venezuela lacks both and is unlikely to acquire either as long as the current party continues to run it.

That won't stop the Bernie fan-boys and fan-girls

That won't stop some of Bernie's fan-boys and fan-girls from making T O S complaints. I had a couple of my post hidden because some indignant little dear thought my swipes at the Republicans actually referred to them.

For the benefit of Bernie's fan-base, when I call a certain political faction a Gathering Of Psychotics, I am making a word-play mocking the Republican Party calling themselves the Grand Old Party. GOP. Gathering Of Psychotics. There isn't ANYTHING about Senator Sanders and his followers UNLESS YOU PUT IT THERE WITH YOUR OWN MINDS. I was referring to the REPUBLICANS.

Get it?

Geez, I hope so.

From A Very Conservative Paper Of Record To another Right-Wing Scuzz-bucket

The Wall Street Journal has been prancing through the daisies on the road to journalistic perdition well before Rupert Murdoch took it over. Paul Krugman delivered an on-time, on-target salvo.

Brett Stephens, you don't work for a reputable publication; you work for a publication that turned to blatant partisan w###### decades ago, and you're being called out for it.

Count your blessings, bub. At least it ain't physical. No post-liberation head-shaving, no scarlet "A."

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