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Can we save our Republic now?


How corrupt is it to expect judges you appoint to do what you want


Religious Right pays a price for support of Trump


I've seen some comments from those in the religious right who acknowledge that American Christianity is already paying a heavy price for the irresponsible departure from mission and purpose of some for the purpose of supporting Trump. People who didn't support him are not leaving the Christian faith, but they are no longer supporting those leaders and institutions that did, and the drop in support is being felt.

Good Article from a Good Blog

Sometimes bloggers give you insights that you can't get elsewhere because they don't always get picked up. This one comes from an Evangelical Christian perspective and shares some frustrations of those who aren't caught up in the "group think" mentality that seems to dominate. I will also note that the right to free speech is pretty non-existent in Evangelical circles, because those who express an opinion or position different than the "majority" are often excluded from participation in the church and in some cases, risk their employment, especially if they are in the ministry. Think about that as you read this.


Proud to cast an Early Ballot

I must agree with this. I like voting "for" things.


Yes, Evangelical Christians can vote for Biden with a clear conscience


Arizona looks good to flip to blue in November

Watching the Senate race there between Democrat Mark Kelly and Republican incumbent Martha McSally, who has yet to win the confidence of voters since she lost to Kirsten Synema in 2018 and was appointed to fill McCain's old seat. Polls show Kelly up by anywhere from 5 to 8 points. And the rolling Morning Consult poll seems to indicate that Trump's popularity has fallen there quite a bit. The latino voter league there, which organized to successfully get rid of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has continued registering massive numbers of voters. I think it goes blue in November, along with Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida. I don't see Trump flipping any blue states.

Democrats for Trump's Re-Election

There are plenty. They are the people who plan to stay home if their candidate doesn't get nominated at the Convention. They are the people who can't come to some kind of compromise agreement with their fellow democrats who support a different candidate. They are "my way or the highway" insistent that everything in their agenda get in the party platform or else. They wouldn't think of supporting Trump or casting a ballot for him, but they won't cast a ballot for anyone who doesn't exactly square up with their perspective of how the government should operate.

They're not all Bernie supporters. There are supporters throughout the whole field who don't understand the process and who thought that their guy or girl was the silver bullet. Somehow, part of the Civics lesson got lost here. The primaries aren't the election. That happens in November. You are going to vote one way or another and if you don't vote for the Democratic party nominee, you are voting for Trump, just as sure as if you walked into the voting booth and pushed the button beside his name.

Bernie and his agenda will figure prominently into the Democratic party platform. All the whining about him being shoved to the side and left out is coming from either right wing media sources creating a storm front for the orange headed buffoon or from Russians who are interfering for him. I can guarantee you, Bernie won't be left out. He's brought too much to the table that most Democrats favor and we need him to continue pushing from the progressive side of the party. Do you think there is one tiny iota of a chance that the sitting president would ever consider including one speck of Bernie's progressive plans in any piece of legislation that crossed his desk? On the other hand, if a Democrat wins the election this time around, especially Biden, progressives will be at the table and I'd be willing to bet that Bernie will be a big part of it. And it will set the table for progressive gains down the road.

On the other hand, Progressives won't gain any ground by being mulish and refusing to support the nominee if it's not their guy. If it causes Trump to eke out another electoral victory, then the issues they champion will get kicked in the teeth and it will be next to impossible for another progressive to gather enough of a following to be an influence in the party.

So, do we have a chapter of "Democrats for Trump" among us? Or are we going to use something the Republicans don't have with Trump, our intelligence and reason, and put together a presidential campaign that will give Trump a beating he and the Republicans won't ever forget?

The November Beating That Must Take Place


It started before he was ever elected. Donald Trump is a fraud and a con artist, among a long list of other things. His moral character aiside, the man just doesnít have the leadership ability to serve as the President. Heís been allowed to be unaccountable because the uncompromising partisan divide that has invaded Congress prevents accountability. Everything that is coming home to roost now was known about the man before he ever ran for President.
Heís put the country in danger by his incompetence. If someone broke into the National Archives and set fire to the Constitution, weíd be outraged and the right wing extremist media would be trying to find out if the guy was a registered Democrat. Trump has simply trashed the Constitution but most of his supporters donít know enough about it to understand what heís done and those who do just keep their mouths shut.
Well, enough of that. The case for Trumpís defeat in November has been made multiple times over. If you read the Mueller Report, youíve been observing and watching the news from a real source, not Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity or Fox News, you know why. If you have paid any attention to how this infectious disease crisis has unfolded, you donít need any more reasons to prove that Trump is incompetent, a danger to the country and must be defeated in November. The Republican Party, collectively, must be defeated across the board, including having the Senate taken away, to teach them a lesson about single issue politics and enabling this kind of idiocy that they wonít forget and wonít have a chance to support for at least a generation.

Why can't corporations meet their payrolls for a few weeks with some of the excess

they would pay out of profits in dividends?

They've got it. It's not up to the government to guarantee their profit in a crisis, especially when they have the money to do it themselves.

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