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Hometown: Columbia, SC
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Current location: Louisville KY
Member since: Sat May 2, 2020, 03:33 PM
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About Me

I was raised to be a right wing Republican. Born in South Carolina. Great grandson of a trial lawyer famous for defending whites on trial for lynching blacks. Strom Thurmond studied in his law firm. Mother dated Thurmond. Nephew of a KKK member. Late father and mother both Republicans. Sister active in Republican politics to this day. The University of South Carolina's political science department and its fraternities, of which I have a degree and membership respectively, are and have been ultra conservative. Lee Atwater was a college and post college drinking buddy. Served in the US Army. For eight years, I was a lobbyist for big oil. I also was an investment banker and I am now and have been a entrepreneur businessman in the financial technology area for the last 25 years. I am a white man and over 60. A church elder. I am in the 2%. To the surprise and disappointment of many people I know and in spite of all the odds, I am a staunch Democrat. I was Executive Director of the South Carolina Democratic Party under Don Fowler.

Journal Archives

Nicole Wallace Just asked Steve Schmidt "How did the whole party break bad"?

She went on to ask how an entire political party became corrupt. Schmidt dodged the question giving a diatribe about the evil Trump. I suspect they both believe that Trump had hijacked the pure, pristine, conservative Republican Party that they worked for for years as highly paid operatives.

Really Nicole. Really Steve.

Donald Trump is a Republican. Republicans are Trump. Trump is the manifestation of the ultimate leader of the modern day Republican Party. Founded on the philosophy of Ronald Reagan that "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem" and before that the Southern racists who abandon the Southern Democratic Party in opposition to the Civil and Voting Rights Act to form the "modern" day Republican Party.

Really Nicole. Really Steve. You did not see this coming. Republicans embracing the overthrow of our government and white supremacist's taking over. Too many good pay checks and fun parties paid for by the oligarchs and foreign enemies set on destroying our Democracy.

Really Nicole. Really Steve.

Gene Robinson just said Trump has gotten the 2020 experience

He got Covid
Lost his job and
Is being evicted.

Do not give Trump any excuse to institute the Insurrection Act

Let Trump's people march.
Let them say what they will say.
We only lose when there is "insurrection" when citizens fight citizens.


We need to start discussing military use against citizens, Lawful and Un-Lawful Orders

Been in the military. There are laws about the use of the military against US Citizens. Interesting article.


Even if there is deployment, military personnel need to know the responsibility of obeying only lawful orders. Military members disobey orders at their own risk. They also obey orders at their own risk. An order to commit a crime is unlawful. An order to perform a military duty, no matter how dangerous, is lawful as long as it doesn't involve the commission of a crime.

"Lawful" orders must be obeyed. Unlawful orders such as killing innocent civilians must be dis-obeyed. It is tricky. The consequences of obeying unlawful orders are to be prosecuted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. This is not the civilian court system. Not a lawyer. Do not know what civilian court authority would exist.

We just had Trump goon's attempt to kidnap or kill a sitting Democratic Governor. Full stop.

It is like we have been so de-sensitized that we are not even acting outraged. Look at the posts this evening. Attempt to kidnap or kill a sitting Democratic governor. How are we going to protest this act by Trump loyalists? Tonight tomorrow, there needs to be an outpouring of outrage against Trump Republicans. We need a symbol of our collective outrage. I am looking for a Gretchen face mask. What else???

Secret Service Agent Lives Matter

Thank God our President will have the best treatment that US medicine can provide.

You are a socialist if you believe in . . .

Unemployment insurance funded by the insured

Jobs programs for the unemployed

Public assistance to mothers with dependent children

Health insurance for all even with pre-existing conditions

Public education

Public libraries

Government funding for the arts

Feeding the poor ($256 per household a month)

Food inspection

Facemask required in an infectious pandemic

Occupational safety regulations

Clean water

Clear air

Citizen funded social security benefits

US Post Office

Public transportation

Tax fairness

You are a Repubican if you don't

Trump is not destroying the Republican Party. He is embracing it.

You would think the conservative Grand Ole Party was hijacked by Donald Trump. In 2016, charged up by the election of a black man as President, the Republicans were looking for a leader. It did not matter if that leader shot someone on 5th Avenue. They wanted a leader that would vanquish minorities. They were in ecstatic when he jumped in front of their parade and proclaimed.

“When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists.”

They were sold.

It was a Republican parade of racists. Racists and those who do not believe in government, because government since FDR, helped minorities and those that need help. You would think the conservative Grand Ole Party was hijacked by Donald Trump.

The beautiful pristine, virtuous and “conservative” Republican Party was duped by a monster. Here is the thing. Donald Trump is a Republican. Over 85% of Republican’s today APPROVE of the job he is doing. Trump is a Republican. The Republicans are Trump. And there never was a “conservative”, pristine, and virtuous Republican Party.

Please stop asking the question of why aren't Republicans opposing Trump? Where are the Republican Senators? They are who they are. It is what it is.

Have you heard how Fox is spinning Woodward's disclosures?

This morning , the winner of the propagandist of the year award goes to Fox News who are spinning this that the Covid deaths are Bob Woodward's fault because he did not tell us sooner that Trump was lying. And the Republican's will just say amen. You can't make this stuff up.
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