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Queen Hillary, King Jeb: America’s descent into monarchy, Part 2
The Hill ^ | August 21, 2013 | Bernie Quigley

Posted on 08/21/2013 2:44:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

My piece here last week declaring that America’s desire to be governed by family cultures, particularly those from Massachusetts and New York, represents in all but name a return to monarchy brought some interesting responses.

Responses were widespread and there were interesting parallel events: Donna Brazile said a HIllary Clinton nomination would be a “coronation” like it was a good thing. James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal ran a piece titled “Queen Hillary.” New York Times correspondent Timothy Egan suggested “Presidents should vacation outside their political comfort zones.”

I claimed that a royal political family giving of a family pet to a president was at once patronizing and demeaning. It treated him like a minor or external member of the family political cult (a pet). And by accepting the animal, the president acknowledged himself to be a willing agent of the family cult. And guess what? They went out and got President Obama a new doggie, one from Michigan.

Having the distinguished political god king marry you, for instance, has the same effect. As I recall, Jefferson left that stuff up to the rabbis and preachers. Anthony Weiner was conspicuously married by Bill Clinton, which suggests that the Clinton cult was more than a “family” or even a fraternal bonding of friends (like the mafia), it is a kind of secular religion, i.e., a family cult, and Bill is the priest. (But will Bill perform the bris?)

This, in our time, represents de facto descent into monarchy and political cultism. It is the same with those Republicans who can think only of Jeb (and Chris Christie, the family pet solicited by Barbara Bush, other Bushes and Kissinger against Romney). This is not something that is happening to America but has already happened.....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; dynasty; hillary; jebbush

1 posted on 08/21/2013 2:44:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; BillyBoy; Perdogg; justiceseeker93; NFHale; ...
My piece here last week declaring that America’s desire to be governed by family cultures, particularly those from Massachusetts and New York, represents in all but name a return to monarchy brought some interesting responses.

I have a response to people that want to be ruled by the Bush or Clinton families. I flushed it already.

2 posted on 08/21/2013 2:49:45 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No more Clintons!

No more Bushes!


3 posted on 08/21/2013 2:50:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Amen. No more.

Walter Williams/Thomas Sowell. There’s my dream ticket.


4 posted on 08/21/2013 2:56:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BenLurkin
No more Clintons!

No more Bushes!

No more Kennedys!

5 posted on 08/21/2013 2:57:02 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Impy; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; BillyBoy; Perdogg; justiceseeker93; NFHale

Jeb is likely the worst of the Shrubs. Each one is worse than the one before.


6 posted on 08/21/2013 3:00:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good catch.


7 posted on 08/21/2013 3:00:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Heaven forbid, but..........


  

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8 posted on 08/21/2013 3:10:38 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Impy; All

IRMA-TIME!!!


9 posted on 08/21/2013 3:11:18 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bump to read later...


10 posted on 08/21/2013 3:21:15 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy

the nutty stuff going on in Maine is fascinating. Some of it is blatant idiocy, but fascinating, none-the-less.

Stuff goes on in Maine that cannot happen in other states.
I wish i lived there ... except for the summer black flies and the endless winters.


11 posted on 08/21/2013 3:42:09 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: BenLurkin

Got that right.


12 posted on 08/21/2013 3:44:03 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

“I wish i lived there ... except for the summer black flies and the endless winters.”

And the taxes are thru the roof. And they tax pensions. None of my friends that have land there will ever move there because their pensions would be taxed, even though they never worked a day in Maine. Pass.

OTOH, Maine gets Patriot’s Day off (a relic from being part of MA), so one gains an extra day to mail out your taxes.

I was at Kennebunk Beach for the first time ever on Friday - beautiful!

Oh, I don’t know how to blog. If I did, I would have a kinky sex blog.

I told you I’m done with politics. I’m on here for sports, jokes, movie talk and slut stories.


13 posted on 08/21/2013 3:56:35 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

No more Obamas


14 posted on 08/21/2013 3:58:36 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA
the nutty stuff going on in Maine is fascinating

You mean the RNC resignations?

15 posted on 08/21/2013 4:06:07 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On the other hand, The Archduke Ferdinand took a working vacation to Sarajevo because his wife was continually snubbed by the royals of his family. He sought his comfort zone, and there, as he reviewed the Austrio-Hungarian army he was sure to find it.

Until he and his wife were both assassinated.


16 posted on 08/21/2013 4:24:35 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Do we have a slut story ping list? That would be an excellent list!


17 posted on 08/21/2013 7:05:21 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Neither one will ever get my vote!


18 posted on 08/21/2013 7:09:45 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: LibLieSlayer

HA! I was thinking mostly of the stories about female teachers that get cuffed for banging their students.

It would make a great ping list though, you’re right!


19 posted on 08/21/2013 7:13:11 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Impy

http://corruptmegop.com/the-appeals/more-fallout-mass-resignati/

Chairman resigned this spring after only 6 months.
Penobscot COunty Committee seemed to have stolen the vote and
... still uproar over the RNC delegates last August getting ejected. With the permission of a Maine National Committeewoman.

etc.

I guess the resignations are the biggest deal now. BUt this tuff reverberates down into the town grassroots and creates tremendous cynicism and bitterness.

D’Amboise and company seem to be going 3rd party.


20 posted on 08/21/2013 7:42:11 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: GOPsterinMA

:-)


21 posted on 08/22/2013 4:15:43 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj
D’Amboise and company seem to be going 3rd party.

He strikes me as a douchebag.

Scott Brown is not running for MA Governor. I didn't think he would.

22 posted on 08/22/2013 4:41:40 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA

I met D’Amboise in a place called Dover-Foxcroft. At the 2012 caucus.

Not especially impressed with him. Dim.
Olympia gave the dullest longest rambling talk.
Bruce Poliquin spoke.
It’s neat how often in Maine all the players get in one place and you can see them all in eaction up close.

D’Ambroise “was supposed to” drop out and endorse Bruce Poliquin or Bennett over Summers. That never happens in Maine. They always let the moderate win.

The dropouts must be going Libertarian.


23 posted on 08/22/2013 5:19:54 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

“The dropouts must be going Libertarian.”

I have; I don’t give a sh*t anymore.


24 posted on 08/22/2013 5:51:19 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: LibLieSlayer; Impy; Perdogg; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT

Slut Stories PING!

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/08/23/teacher-pleads-not-guilty-sex-with-teen-student/UTPA17bT75WitJGmaJMq4I/story.html


25 posted on 08/23/2013 4:13:04 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I went to the link below and found a picture of this teacher. After careful and considerate deliberation, I have concluded that she is definitely guilty.

http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/breakingnews/ci_23926985/fitchburg-woman-27-charged-raping-boy

LLS


26 posted on 08/23/2013 5:08:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wrong thread and that is the first time I have experienced this. Forgive my misplaced post.


27 posted on 08/23/2013 5:09:21 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj

A sex education teacher, just doing her job.

No picture so the jury is unable to render a verdict at this time.


28 posted on 08/23/2013 6:46:39 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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