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Four Thoughts For This Year … And Beyond

This year is a mid-term election year, when we are going to be electing members of the House of Representatives, a number of Senators, state legislators, and many governors. There’s a lot of chatter in the press and on liberal blogs about a “Blue wave” in this year. I sincerely hope that does happen, and I have some thoughts – and warnings – about it.

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Things I’ve Learned About Republicans

The Republican Party has gotten its wish, and for the past year has controlled both Congress  and the White House.   As a result, we’ve been experiencing what happens when they do, and it has been worse than we imagined.   For someone like me who has lived through several Republican administrations, the decline in the Republican Party is rather obvious.   But even more, what this past year has proven to me is that what was once “just my opinion,” has been proven to be the reality.  So what have I learned?

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Things Republicans Should Stop Telling Me

It’s been a hectic year for me personally and professionally, and as a result my blogging went down the tubes.  It wasn’t because I wasn’t following the news, or didn’t have an opinion, because I most certainly did.   As a result of that, I have a list of things I’d like Republicans and conservative groups to stop telling me.

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A Mirror For Trump Voters

A while back, I wrote a post saying that conservatives are like vampires.  In that, I pointed out that like the classical movie vampires, conservative voters are unable to see themselves in the mirror.  After the 2016 election, and through the first 6+ months of the Trump administration, I’ve come to realize just how true that is.   I’ve had to listen to the rhetoric, the news reports, and lord knows I live in an area that went 2:1 for Trump and hear it every day.   Since they refuse to look the mirror, I thought I’d tell them what they’d see.

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Destroying The Myth That Government is Business

There was a Republican candidate who touted his business success as a qualification for office.  During the campaign, a number of unflattering facts came out about his past, and his reaction was to attack the press for it.  He made quite a number of outrageous statements, rude suggestions, and frequently issued threats.    That he was actually the Republican Party’s candidate was a source of astonishment not only to Democrats, but a large number of establishment Republicans.   Am I talking about Donald Trump?  No, that was back in 2010, when the candidate for governor here in NY was Carl Paladino.   Donald Trump was him 6 years later, on the national stage, and it’s no surprise that Paladino was one of biggest supporters here in New York.

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