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New Representatives Beware

This past November saw Democrats take back the House of Representatives, and a wave of new Representatives coming in from all backgrounds.  In terms of diversity, it was a stark contrast to what you’ll see on the Republican side.  They’re also bringing in a new energy and ideas.  A few of them have attracted a lot of attention from the media and various liberal outlets.  That’s all well and good, but there’s also a big pitfall that can await them.

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Republican Voters – Remember? This is what you voted for

In a recent post, I was asked ” 63 million is a significant number of people. Do their needs and wants no longer matter?” and why I seem to lack sympathy for their predicaments.  We’re in yet another government shutdown, and the news is full of stories about the impacts.  Large number of government employees are either furloughed or working without pay.  Trash buildup in national parks, fishing fleets waiting to put to sea, infrastructure improvements held up, and the list goes on and on.  Add in the impacts of the trade war on farmers and technology, and it’s bad, alright.  So why do I often seem lacking in sympathy?

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A Question For The Progressive Purists – Do You Know What You Want?

The 2018 mid-terms saw the Democratic Party take back control of the House of Representatives.  Among the new representatives are a group who have been pushing a more liberal agenda.    That’s not a bad thing, but their supporters have a bad habit, egged on by the “professional left.”  That is, much like various of the Tea Party on the Right, they’re enamored of catchy slogans than actual nuts-and-bolts policy.   When asked what they think the phrase they’re using means, they come up with a wide variety of answers.  That’s rather difficult to put into legislation, but in one case, it turns out that they don’t understand what they’re asking for.

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Things I think…

A few years back, I said that there wasn’t much difference between the KKK and the Republican Party.  I took some flack about that in the comments from the conservative who used to appear here.  Back then, it was just my sensitivity to the various dog whistles that were being used.  These days?  It’s now open.  The only difference is that they’re not wearing hoods and burning crosses.

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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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