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calimary's Journal
calimary's Journal
January 1, 2014

We need this kind of thing to get out there as widely as possible.

I'm hoping other republi-CON candidate wannabes will go after him with knives and forks because of this. I hope it's a bloodthirsty primary season for them, and that whoever emerges does so as thoroughly damaged goods. All the Dems hopefully will need to do is just take a whole slew of pages from the various campaign books during the GOP primary season. The bad guys will be doing all the groundwork and heavy lifting for our team and the eventual victor will arrive on the scene not exactly unscathed or injury-free.

Don't forget how the last season went. You had the king-of-the-week show for months, starting actually with the queen-of-the-week, because I think I recall michele bachmann won the Iowa caucuses, as ridiculous a notion as that is! She kicked off primary season in 2012 as the one to beat. And very soon she was, and that was that. It happened to a whole slew of 'em, including rick perry, santorum, newt, herman cain, and whoever else is manifestly forgettable here. One by one they fell as more and more of that side decided to hold its nose and vote for romney. christie is this season's flavor. I heard analysts and pundits on Monday, musing basically - "hey, whatever happened to marco rubio?" 'Cause at one time he, too, was the flavor-of-the-month, before his star faded out. Hopefully christie will, too, as more people get to know him and discover how much there is to dislike. And hopefully his own team will help erode his leadership without our having to do much to soften him up. Hopefully, if he's to be the one, they'll deliver him to us all nicely sliced 'n' diced.

January 1, 2014

Welcome to DU, abakan!

Glad you're here. Indeed. Poor impulse control. Just what we'd want in a leader who has "the button" at his fingertips.

ALSO - even if he blows it off on his two aides, that's still a huge problem. It's not just the winning candidate. It's WHO HE/SHE WILL BE BRINGING IN WITH HIM.

You say george w bush, you also say cheney, rummy, kkkarl rove, contradicta, dougie feith, paul wolfowitz, gonzales, scooter libby, etc., and the accursed PNAC people (MANY of whom, btw, were itching to get back in with mccain/palin and four years later, romney/ryan - many of those war-hungry fiends were on the foreign policy advisory teams).

You say ronald reagan, you also get bush senior, lee atwater, james watt, oliver north, ed meese, and a shitload of criminals.

You say richard nixon, you also get spiro agnew, haldeman, ehrlichman, john mitchell, original dirty-tricker donald segretti, charles colson, and all kinds of fucking riff-raff, indicted AND unindicted coconspirators.

With the last two, nixon and reagan, I believe the statistic of note was that they both had more administration figures indicted for corruption and subsequently jailed for it than any other administrations in American history. I believe nixon held the record until st. ronnie and his merry band of bastards came along.

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Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.
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