Drlee wrote:This is just absurd and untrue.
It's not the holy of holies, Drlee. It's just a room.
Drlee wrote:The tax cuts and big spending originated when the republicans had the house.
They are a good thing.
Drlee wrote:Even if the democrats had proposed the cuts (and they didn't) the republicans could have and should have balanced the budget instead of passing a wealthy relief act and spending like drunken sailors.
This spending binge started with Obama's stimulus package, and continuing resolutions to deny the Republicans to pass a budget of their own in 2011 when they retook control of the House.
Drlee wrote:You are confusing Bible belt evangelical values for conservative ones.
Conservatives look to the future of the population, which is why they are not particularly favorable to homosexuals. It's also why they don't often care for bachelors like ourselves.
Drlee wrote:If this is true it is all the more reason to leave.
Not only is McConnell running for re-election, so is Lindsay Gramm and Susan Collins. Their careers would end forthwith if they voted for impeachment, and they know it.
Drlee wrote:If a party is so corrupt that it has to excuse what would be felonies from any other government "employee" it has to be held responsible for its inability to govern.
A true conservative knows that the felony maps to a section of the United States Code or the Code of Federal Regulations. Can you cite one yet, because nobody seems to be able to at this point. I would love for someone to cite the law Trump ostensibly violated.
Drlee wrote:They are more concerned about their guns than they are honest government.
Guns help to ensure honest government.
Drlee wrote:The founders would never have allowed a cent of corporate or union money to go to a candidate.
They were deeply split on it, as the fights on the First and Second Bank of the United States illustrated. They certainly wouldn't have allowed a Federal Reserve with a fractional reserve fiat currency, necessary for today's welfare state.
Drlee wrote:The 14th amendment was passed when a republican house, senate and president were in power.
Yeah. That would be in 1868 when the Founders were all dead and the South was under martial law and forced to ratify at gunpoint. The 14th Amendment didn't extend voting rights to anyone. That's why they passed the 15th Amendment, which gave the vote to freed black slaves, but not freed black women slaves or white women. That was the 19th Amendment. Again, are you sure you want judges who know their US history?
Drlee wrote:It is a good thing that conservatives have worked to change those things over the year.
Most of the anti-slavery Republicans until 1877 were considered radical. Lincoln was considered a moderate, because he opposed the Radical Republicans. The conservative Republicans also opposed anti-slavery along with the Democrats. It was Radical Republicans who pushed for the 14th Amendment and later the 15th Amendment. See the Wade-Davis bill that was in opposition to Lincoln's 10% plan. Speaking of impeachment, it was the Radical Republicans who impeached Andrew Johnson, as he was vetoing the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and so forth.
Drlee wrote:All of those "gotchas" that you posted would have appealed to Goldwater for example. And he hated corporate money in elections.
Yeah. So he would have hated Lincoln then too, because Lincoln was a railroad attorney. That's where Lincoln's backing came from. Remember, Lincoln was a Whig before he was a Republican.
Drlee wrote:Nonsense. It was not even a minor issue then. They did not think about abortion much at all.
The country was underpopulated. If you wanted to have abortions, they would have prosecuted. They were ardent natalists. Even today, states like Missouri that would elect someone like Claire McCaskill will vote to ban abortion in most cases. Abortion is popular in major population centers like California and New York. If Roe v. Wade gets overturned, many states will restrict abortion. The Supreme Court did not settle the issue politically at all.
Drlee wrote:Wrong as usual. Walls do not work and even if they had some minor utility the expense in money and environmental damage is totally unnecessary.
It worked for China. It worked for Hadrian. It worked for Berlin. It's working for Israel.
Drlee wrote:Very true. I opposed that adventurism when Bush (R) started it.
And yet, you're joining the only party that has a neoconservative front runner... having voted for the neoconservative warhawk in the last election who voted for Bush's war, which implemented Bill Clinton's "regime change" policy--which I'm guessing he passed to avoid removal from office following impeachment. He launched his missile attacks against al Qaeda as the Lewinsky scandal was going down too.
jimjam wrote:President Trump and his allies have billed his speech at a historically black college here on Friday afternoon as a chance to step outside the friendly confines of his supporter base and pitch his administration’s actions on criminal justice reform and black employment directly to a black audience.
Trump is campaigning for every vote. It's going to be a fun year.