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  • French Government Votes to Ban Pro-Life Websites

    12/04/2016 4:36:49 PM PST · 18 of 39
    plymaniac to marshmallow

    This is the type of governmental action that produces the exact opposite of what was intended.

    That being said, the left’s comfort with censorship is breathtaking.

  • Trump Tower Has Been Renamed "Dump Tower" On Google Maps (now picked up by Drudge)

    11/26/2016 6:00:04 PM PST · 39 of 116
    plymaniac to SamAdams76

    Confirmed on my iOS device at 8pm CST.

    Reconfigured Safari to use a different search engine. No problem.

    Sent a Google an e-mail with a specific complaint. Not that it will do any good.

    Google got famous for thorough, quality search results. Their market share can be destroyed overnight with a loss of trust.

    I hope they keep it up.

  • DHS shuts down aerial surveillance on border

    11/21/2016 5:20:19 PM PST · 41 of 46
    plymaniac to gaijin
    He wants as much chaos as possible.

    Not chaos. Chosen people.

    Obama's primary goal all along has been to change the demographics of America since the left has lost the majority of the American electorate.

  • O’Donnell: ‘Obama Is the Most Noble Man’

    11/10/2016 7:32:24 PM PST · 20 of 46
    plymaniac to Some Fat Guy in L.A.

    President Obama is a racial and religious bigot. Most of his decisions only make sense from this perspective.

  • Chicago anti-Trump protestors clogging highways

    11/09/2016 6:19:51 PM PST · 37 of 82
    plymaniac to Kaslin

    These protests are just as organized as the fake staged protests at the Chicago Trump event last Spring.

    Wikileaks has exposed the left’s means and methods.

    Main Street is sick of these jokers and they are playing into our hands.

  • A federal solution to Chicago's public pension mess

    09/12/2016 9:51:57 PM PDT · 17 of 22
    plymaniac to Drago

    The Illinois Constitution specifically protects public pensions.

    Long story. Some other day.

    Illinois is stuck. And the federal solution suggested here would violate the federal Contracts Clause.

    Don’t elect Democrats.

  • Rob Reiner: Trump’s Comments Dangerous Because His Followers Have ‘Violent Nature’

    08/10/2016 2:51:33 PM PDT · 40 of 102
    plymaniac to bkopto

    The Right has the training, experience and equipment to be extremely violent.

    And we have the character, religion and honor to use and control these skills.

    You can not say that about the left.

  • Vanity - I am sick of the GOPe

    08/05/2016 12:52:35 PM PDT · 57 of 60
    plymaniac to theoilpainter
    Go down in flames? To be replaced by liberal Dems? And we gain what by all this? Insane.

    It is for this reason that the party stayed unified even after Dole, McCain and Romney.

    Then the tea party won in 2010 and 2014. And the GOP-E betrayed us.

    Then Trump wins the most votes in Republican primary history. And the GOP-E betrays us again.

    If Trump loses, I will conclude that the GOP-E played a significant factor. I will also conclude they are my political enemy and an enabler of the left.

    It is easier to kill off the GOP-E than the left. Don't vote for Republicans at any level. The media won't help them and the left will replace them soon enough.

    Then you can take on the left without getting fragged by phonies on your own side. The principles of individual political, economic and religious liberty will still be there to be defended. And who knows where the political pendulum will be at that time. The left will be in charge during the interim but if Trump loses that is where we will be anyway.

  • A 47-Year-Registered Republican Is Throwing In The Towel: Here's Why

    08/05/2016 10:12:22 AM PDT · 85 of 92
    plymaniac to MichaelCorleone
    Yet you don’t align with another party and/or work to make it a viable alternative to the two major parties. Why not?

    The tea party won two huge mid term elections that changed the potential balance of power. We were sold out by the GOP-E.

    If the GOP-E does not recognize the outcome of the 2016 primaries and Trump loses, I will never vote for ANY GOP candidate again at any level. The left will exterminate them in a couple of cycles. Good riddance. Their power base has to be burned to the ground.

    The GOP-E needs us for their Seat at the Table. We don't need them for anything at all if we are just going to end up with leftist rule anyway.

  • U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed [$400 million]

    08/04/2016 9:46:01 PM PDT · 84 of 84
    plymaniac to Rapscallion

    Remember last winter Congress approved that weird upside down law that the Iran deal would be deemed approved unless it was rejected by 2/3 of both houses?

    Not enough to make it a treaty.

    But enough to approve this payment, which was a matter of public record and covered in the media to some extent.

    Blame Obama for sure.

    But our team ought to be ashamed of itself.

  • Obama says $400M for Iran was not ransom for hostages

    08/04/2016 9:00:37 PM PDT · 48 of 50
    plymaniac to polymuser
    Obama can sure spin it.

    Right before the Shah was deposed, with Jimmy Carter's help, the Iranians paid us $400M for fighter jets. The Shah fell. Iran became destabilized and the American hostages were taken.

    So we suspended delivery of the jets as part of a larger freezing of Iranian assets.

    As part of Obama's Iranian deal we agreed to give them their money back and they agreed to waive interest claims.

    But the method and manner of payment, and the concurrent release of prisoners, tells us that this was certainly a Payment for Hostages sub deal that was part of a larger package.

    There is so much to criticize in the Iran deal, this is just one more of those things.

    An America-loving competent president would have made it clear to the Iranians that the $400m was just partial compensation to the American public for the taking of the hostages, the destruction of an embassy and the cost of having our Nation deal with the crisis for 440 days. And that all private claims by the hostages and their families against the Iranians were outside the settlement.

    But, of course, we caved. Maybe because our guy plays for the other team. Or maybe we got a hell of a deal from the Iranians!

  • The Conservative Media Echo Chamber Is Making the Right Intellectually Deaf

    08/04/2016 8:09:21 PM PDT · 28 of 37
    plymaniac to dfwgator
    The problem is that the folks that liked the Bushes are comfortable with the Clintons.

    Hell, the Bushes seem to like the Clintons.

    If the temper tantrum of the Anti-Trump right costs us this election, I see no reason to vote for the GOP ever again. Let the GOP-E get wiped out by the left over the next couple of election cycles. The things that matter would have already been lost for now anyway.

    When the GOP-E is gone maybe the true conservative right can reassemble and start over. The principles of individual economic, political and religious liberty will still be there. I know the battle will be much harder then, but maybe the battlefield will be more receptive too.

    Trump got more Republican primary votes then anyone ever. If the GOP-E can' t support that...and we lose because of it...we don't have a party anyways. Don't make conservative purity the enemy of the good.

    Three months to go. We have every chance to prevail. And the left couldn't have given us an easier opponent.

    To the GOP-E, and I must include Holdonnow in this category for this rant, suck it up and genuinely support and help the party's nominee with everything you got. Your power base depends on us and it will be taken away by us if you do not. Collateral damage notwithstanding.

  • The Conservative Media Echo Chamber Is Making the Right Intellectually Deaf

    08/04/2016 7:26:53 PM PDT · 13 of 37
    plymaniac to randita

    Fair analysis.

    Now apply a trend factor.

    Where was the conservative media before Reagan? Before Rush.

    Conservative media has done a pretty good job under the circumstances. The leftist media had essentially no opposition for decades while they disingenuously assumed a persona of objectivism. This persona is being deconstructed but it will take years to catch up.

  • Obama: 'Possible' Russia interfering in US election [ promises to... blame Trump!]

    07/26/2016 8:28:02 PM PDT · 26 of 45
    plymaniac to DJ Frisat

    Netanyahu has every right to meddle in Democrat politics. The Democrats openly tried to control the outcome of his elections. That being said, foreign interference with our elections, even by friendly powers, is just not acceptable.

    A president serious about protecting governmental and party functions would have a well publicized cyber security system in place. Perpetrators would be harshly dealt with publicly.

    We get none of that with Obama. Instead, he just reinforces the left’s lame political talking points of the day regarding Russia, hoping to wound Trump.

    A real president with these suspicions would threaten sanctions if meddling could be confirmed. A real president might even impose them if Russian meddling could not be DISproved. Given how serious the hacking behavior is, Obama’s response is really weak and weird.

    What are we down to...180 days or so?

  • Vanity - How best to put tv / internet into a very rural vacation home for only occasional use?

    07/23/2016 4:53:56 PM PDT · 67 of 82
    plymaniac to Yaelle

    A tailgater is a portable automatic Dish antenna. It currently requires a 211x or z receiver to work. $300 new. No other fees. If you have a 211 receiver at home you are in business. Dish would never know.

    But I’ll leave that decision to you.

    And there may be network/ local channel issues depending on the location of the off grid property.

    There are lots of helpful tips on the RV boards.

  • Vanity - How best to put tv / internet into a very rural vacation home for only occasional use?

    07/23/2016 3:32:04 PM PDT · 50 of 82
    plymaniac to Yaelle

    I have an off grid second property. There right now.

    I use a yagi antenna for cell sevice, which I then use for Internet via my iPhone hotspot. No additional cost.

    I can get 3 TV networks OTA but just barely and not reliably. So I use satellite for TV.

    Because I use Dish Networks at my first home I could probably just take a Dish receiver from there and get free satellite with a Tailgater or an installed dish. But for convenience I set up a separate Dish account and a 200 channel plan. I am on vacation mode 6 months of the year for $5/month. Costs @$500 annually.

    Works very well for me.

  • Vote Sends Lake Michigan Water Outside the Great Lakes Basin

    07/15/2016 1:45:46 PM PDT · 34 of 36
    plymaniac to Lurker

    Nice! T Bone Texan would be proud!

  • Vote Sends Lake Michigan Water Outside the Great Lakes Basin

    07/15/2016 12:02:53 PM PDT · 31 of 36
    plymaniac to Lurker

    You are correct. I realized my mistake as soon as I posted.

    I was somewhat hoping for a haiku correction! Although eliciting a Lurker response is certainly an honor!

  • Vote Sends Lake Michigan Water Outside the Great Lakes Basin

    07/15/2016 10:39:36 AM PDT · 15 of 36
    plymaniac to T-Bone Texan
    The river you seek

    Is called the Des Plaines River

    South of Chicago

  • Philando Castile had a permit to carry from Hennepin County

    07/13/2016 6:40:30 PM PDT · 84 of 268
    plymaniac to miss marmelstein
    This son of a bitch drove without a license and without insurance. He had drugs in his car and probably a gun in his lap.

    I agree with your approach to focus on the important facts and issues.

    I look to whether the officer had the right to use deadly force based on the circumstances he encountered and what a reasonable officer might do under those circumstances. The CCW permit is mostly besides the point for this issue. If the officer knew Castile had a gun on his lap and saw him make a move towards it in violation of the officer's orders to remain still, then the use of deadly force is appropriate. How many bullets does an officer have to take before he gets to shoot back?

    Frankly, I don't know that we have enough facts yet to state with certainty that this is what happened.

  • The NRA’s internal split over Philando Castile [Sheriff has not confirmed the CCW]

    07/11/2016 6:38:58 PM PDT · 101 of 108
    plymaniac to dragnet2
    Agreed.

    Tipping point election...although I've thought that before!

    I no longer believe that a majority of the current American population want to live together as a civil society under the principles of the Constitution. But those principles are enduring and will be preserved somewhere, sometime.

    As great as Reagan was, Trump's job is harder. And while I might have expected a different leader for this fight, Trump's compass points North. He'll be fine.

  • The NRA’s internal split over Philando Castile [Sheriff has not confirmed the CCW]

    07/11/2016 5:39:49 PM PDT · 99 of 108
    plymaniac to dragnet2
    The Dallas BLM terrorist named the Philando Castile incident as being his final indignity or last straw.

    Understood. But he knew less than we do. My point is that he was conditioned by prior false narratives. Intentionally false narratives.

    More facts will become known soon about Minnesota. Culpability and liability can be determined then. But the Dallas shooter was ready to pop and would have found his triggering event sooner or later.

    Minnesota is not our problem, although your critique of some of their decisions is probably well-founded. We have had mechanisms in place for years to deal with complaints of excessive force and programs to improve police training and tactics.

    We may agree that we currently have a very robust political force pushing the false narrative for their political and economic benefit. Police behavior doesn't really matter in this scenario. Exoneration of the police comes too little and too late to influence much of the black community. Sort of an OODA loop problem.

  • The NRA’s internal split over Philando Castile [Sheriff has not confirmed the CCW]

    07/11/2016 4:33:21 PM PDT · 92 of 108
    plymaniac to dragnet2

    I would also be very deliberate in releasing information after our recent history. I don’t think the investigating agency is in possession of it all anyway.

    As for the Dallas shooter, his opinion of police was formed a long time ago. His comfort with lashing out might have begun in Cambridge or Ferguson.

  • The NRA’s internal split over Philando Castile [Sheriff has not confirmed the CCW]

    07/11/2016 3:38:12 PM PDT · 88 of 108
    plymaniac to dragnet2

    Is it fair to assume based on her statements and Facebook readiness that both were very suspicious and fearful of police?

    Then they get stopped.

    Then he appears to have placed an unholstered firearm basically on his lap, maybe under his shirt.

    We need more facts. But I have more difficulty reconciling their behavior and her statements then the officer’s method of effecting the stop.

  • Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    06/23/2016 7:56:10 PM PDT · 70 of 79
    plymaniac to A_Former_Democrat
    Kennedy gotta have that “legacy”.

    Here is the unintended legacy I see.

    If disparate treatment based on race is constitutional in service of the compelling governmental interest of diversity in education, then disparate treatment based on religion is constitutional in the interest of national security. And disparate treatment based on national origin is constitutional to protect national borders.

    Donald Trump says Thank You.

    Makes more sense than the constitutional garbage announced today.

  • Why did the White House just humiliate Loretta Lynch?

    06/20/2016 5:33:44 PM PDT · 74 of 103
    plymaniac to rolling_stone
    what authority/theory of jurisdiction does the FBI have in a Florida case and how could they violate florida public records law..(they couldn’t and would have lost in court in a new york second)

    The Feds obviously have jurisdiction given the national security interests. But not exclusive jurisdiction.

    And of course Florida open records laws still apply to the public records of Florida public agencies.

    But Florida open records laws do not apply to federal records. And there is probably an exemption under State law for records of a pending investigation.

    So the FBI probably had no obligation to make a full release.

    But what they did was stupid and bad policy. What's new? I just think it makes it clear beyond doubt that Lynch has no independence in core Justice Department functions.

    Such as grand juries and indictments.

  • Why did the White House just humiliate Loretta Lynch?

    06/20/2016 4:36:02 PM PDT · 50 of 103
    plymaniac to jonsie
    The White House essentially confirmed that the entire decision was under their control from the beginning.

    Did anyone ever believe it was Lynch's idea to scrub the transcript?

    This just tells everyone who is in charge of the Clinton investigation.

  • The unrecognized decision that saved Apollo 13

    04/15/2016 5:48:48 PM PDT · 11 of 139
    plymaniac to Nifster
    One of the reasons that Apollo 13 safely returned was due to a Texhnical Note written in 1959 by Barbara J. Short entitled. Point Return Landings From the Moon to the Eartth

    I will raise my glass to John Houbolt.

    Cheers.

  • Warriors reach 73 wins in blowout to set new single-season record

    04/13/2016 11:14:04 PM PDT · 13 of 37
    plymaniac to Darteaus94025
    Wasn’t he a baseball player before he tried basketball?

    I remember the baseball experiment with the Birmingham Barons in 1994-1995 after his dad was murdered. Michael said at the time that baseball had been the first sport he really loved. But I don't think he actually played affiliated baseball in his youth.

    He was a once in a lifetime basketball player with a singular will to compete and win. It was a joy to follow his career. But I don't live in Cleveland or New York. Or Indiana. Or LA . Or Portland. Or Phoenix. Or Portland. Or Utah.

    Or Detroit. Thank God.

    All that being said, congratulations to Golden State.

  • Warriors reach 73 wins in blowout to set new single-season record

    04/13/2016 10:35:51 PM PDT · 8 of 37
    plymaniac to jobim
    Having seen both teams...the Bulls were better.

    People are starting to forget what the Jordan Factor was all about. He was the most driven and talented player I have ever seen in any sport. Without exception.

    Utah Game 5 says it all.

  • The Electoral College: The Only Thing That Matters

    03/31/2016 3:17:53 PM PDT · 36 of 41
    plymaniac to comebacknewt
    We had two strong candidates who were not beholden to the GOPe that we have managed to completely destroy through character assassination. They are now both total non-factors in the general election.

    Nice work, conservative movement.

    Exactly right. We will regret this election cycle for years. And we lose the Court for longer.

    Trump and Cruz needed to come together but neither showed the leadership to make it happen. Sad.

    The only upside is the GOPe and the base are getting a divorce.

  • John Kasich: I'd consider nominating Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

    03/19/2016 2:34:29 PM PDT · 124 of 157
    plymaniac to springwater13
    The Ohio governor even suggested he'd consider naming Garland himself if he wins the presidency, noting the praise the nominee has received from conservatives in the past.

    The headline overstates Kasich's actual comments, but he has been on some sort of kamikaze tailspin since just before Ohio.

    This has been a very destructive primary. Probably for the best. But Kasich has just thrown away his conservative Ohio support. I assume his 401(k) is ready for to go for 2018.

  • Bob Schieffer Says Ryan/Kasich Will Be Nominated on Second Ballot at GOP Cleveland Convention

    03/18/2016 9:49:00 PM PDT · 149 of 161
    plymaniac to usafa92
    The GOP is dead, they just don’t know it yet. If Trump gets nominated, he takes over the GOP and they are done.

    I disagree...a little bit.

    One of the lessons from 1980 is that the GOPe can hibernate. Unless there is a political sea change beyond anything we have ever seen or hoped for, the GOPe will be back. Sort of like Shingles.

  • Levin: Populism is Progressivism, Which is Statism (audio: 12:41)

    03/18/2016 8:27:35 PM PDT · 155 of 179
    plymaniac to Veracious Poet
    Very similar to Reagan maturing out of the DnC, and his love of FDR may have been the catalyst to cutting the Cold War short by at least a decade, if not much more...

    Not a bad analogy, although Reagan's transformation was established well before his candidacy.

    I know that Trump is not a proven commodity. But his campaign to date has been based on positions conservatives have long advocated. And his ability to deal with the MSM has been exemplary, if not superior to Reagan's. Trump can lead and is not afraid. And as you say, Trump has the non-politician pedigree many have been demanding.

    Trump will be on the ballot as the Republican nominee. Hillary will be the Democratic opponent. Both races are essentially over. The right needs to get its act together and win this thing.

  • Levin: Populism is Progressivism, Which is Statism (audio: 12:41)

    03/18/2016 7:28:07 PM PDT · 143 of 179
    plymaniac to Ajnin
    Donald Trump is a progressive. He has been a progressive his entire life.

    Trump is in trouble with the MSM and the GOPe because of positions on immigration and homeland security that conservatives support. He is not a Progressive.

    Trump has spent his entire professional life as a privateu sector risk taker. And he is by nature a good natured big talker not too dissimilar from Rush Limbaugh. He does not speak with the polished tongue of a politician and he suffers accordingly. Not a capital offense.

    I see the man as coming into his own as a political leader with a private sector problem solving bias and an appreciation for American strength and tradition. I believe he already has a close set of conservative policy advisers and will be relying on them more and more as we get to the next phase of the campaign.

    The right should be adopting this candidate as one of its own and driving his future policy positions in the direction we prefer. Rejection and ridicule leads to defeat in November.

  • Why Populism is Really Statism

    03/17/2016 9:11:28 PM PDT · 140 of 213
    plymaniac to lonestar67
    The rush to pre-empt the primary process is suspicious to me.

    I don't mean to preempt the process, but the likely outcomes are becoming clear enough for plans to be made.

    Cruz was my guy until Chicago and I would welcome a 4th quarter comeback by a stalwart consevative. But it seems unlikely to me and I would prefer a peace between conservatives and the well-meaning Trump supporters.

    We really need to win in November.

  • Why Populism is Really Statism

    03/17/2016 8:35:28 PM PDT · 129 of 213
    plymaniac to the_doc
    For the first time that I can recall we have a significant political movement that publicly and unabashedly advocates the confiscation of private wealth from some, the criminalization of unpopular political or scientific opinion and the disarming of the American people en masse.

    The Constitution needs to be defended one way or the other and we are running out of time.

    If that means we need a General Grant so be it. I will buy the whiskey.

  • Why Populism is Really Statism

    03/17/2016 8:05:45 PM PDT · 122 of 213
    plymaniac to lonestar67
    Levin's bona fides are beyond dispute.

    Trump is absolutely more of a political unknown. But he has great leadership and media skills and is obviously a traditional patriot.

    Trump and Hillary will be the nominees. Cruz...and the rest of us...need to make peace and give Trump the ability to win from the right.

  • Why Populism is Really Statism

    03/17/2016 7:38:16 PM PDT · 94 of 213
    plymaniac to MLL
    There is no way that you listened to what he said. Listen to Mark before you post

    I listened to the Great One tonight like most nights. But I am afraid his endorsement of Cruz has locked him to a rhetorical corner. And tonight I took exception to his attempt to give Progressives and Trump supporters a common lineage.

    It is axiomatic that the purpose of a constitution is to provide a legal and social framework that's larger than any one man, movement or generation. But a political movement that is driven, at least in part, by the charisma of its leader, does not imply non-constitutional government. Trump's conceptual proposals on border and homeland security can easily be implemented without constitutional violation. As we all know, Trump does not act or talk like traditional politician. Then why are his extemporaneous statements treated like white papers?

    Like Mr. Levin, I have had the good fortune of working closely with good and wise men...great leaders. We are very fortunate to have the 2016 Republican finalists include both a strong conservative and a strong, charismatic business leader who loves traditional American values.

    They need to find a way to bring both groups together. That would be the Presidential thing to do.

  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 17,2016

    03/17/2016 6:32:22 PM PDT · 54 of 63
    plymaniac to chris37
    Trying to disregard Ted's conservative credentials is a fool's game. Neither Cruz nor Trump is a perfect candidate. Together, in some way they determine, you have the best elements of the right in a package that can withstand the unfair and biased process that awaits.

    The Democrats must be stopped. I wish I had a royal flush but I think we have a can assemble a winning hand.

  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 17,2016

    03/17/2016 4:29:18 PM PDT · 34 of 63
    plymaniac to chris37
    Geez. I was just trying to be nice to make a point. Cruz is undoubedly a conservative but feel free to assign a Corker penalty.

    They get together or they fail. And so do we.

  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 17,2016

    03/17/2016 4:03:02 PM PDT · 27 of 63
    plymaniac to SE Mom
    A huge field of candidates is now down to a charismatic and patriotic candidate and a conservative candidate that is a 10 on policy but is not reliably popular outside of his element.

    I would be ecstatic if Cruz and Trump's positions were reversed. I see no evidence that this will be the case.

    The GOPe has lost. These goofy convention strategies are nothing more than a dead fish flop.

    Trump will be the nominee. Hillary will be the nominee. But she will win if the right can't come together.

    If Cruz and Trump can't get together to defeat the Democrats than neither should, or will, be President.

  • GOP operatives, conservative leaders meet to thwart Trump

    03/17/2016 10:38:13 AM PDT · 40 of 48
    plymaniac to Jeff Head
    One good thing is that the covers are being thrown back and in their desperation, these people are revealing themselves for what they are.

    Agreed. And given what we know about Hillary's apparent national security crimes, think of what is being revealed of those in the GOPe threatening to vote for her instead of Trump.

    Despicable behavior. These people are not fit to lead. And we should be grateful for the unveiling.

  • Best Live album Ever !!! (Vanity)

    03/16/2016 5:54:42 PM PDT · 70 of 258
    plymaniac to Dr. Sivana

    Frampton Comes Alive is a first rate live album but I gotta go with Lynyrd Skynyrd’s One More From The Road. Free Bird!!!!

  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 15,2016

    03/15/2016 4:10:59 PM PDT · 27 of 46
    plymaniac to smokingfrog
    After the last two presidential elections, and having so many candidates this time around, who could have imagined this Final Two.

    The conservative/patriotic wing is in control. Blemishes and all.

    We need to make peace and bring this home. Otherwise we will regret 2016 for decades.

  • Cruz to heckler: Difference between here and a Trump rally is I'm not asking anyone to punch you

    03/14/2016 6:57:31 PM PDT · 149 of 277
    plymaniac to comebacknewt
    I agree that the right needs to coalesce behind a viable candidate for November. The fighting eventually has to stop. There is so much at stake.

    The way things are going Trump will have the most delegates if he doesn't win outright. Any ticket that does not include Trump will be rejected by the grass roots right and is doomed to failure. And I believe the Republican Party will then effectively dissolve.

    So, based on what we know and what seems likely, Trump must be the nominee or somehow be in support of a non-Trump ticket for the party to survive 2016.

    The GOPe will learn to live well in a Trump administration. And they will live to fight another day. Feels like 1980.

  • Cruz to heckler: Difference between here and a Trump rally is I'm not asking anyone to punch you

    03/14/2016 6:25:53 PM PDT · 66 of 277
    plymaniac to ifinnegan

    I don’t know what happened in the last week or so but alot of Ted’s recent comments have been no different than the typical GOPe and left wing nonsense we are force fed. I hoped for more.

  • Voters Slam Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio for Blaming Chicago Rally Shutdown on Donald Trump

    03/14/2016 2:08:24 PM PDT · 130 of 150
    plymaniac to Elyse
    I think very few REAL Cruz supporters switched to Trump over this. Most of us agreed with him over the tone of Trump’s campaign.

    I don't know what you think a real Cruz supporter is, but I made several donations to his campaign over the last several months and, until Friday, intended to vote for him in the primary.

    I too have had issues with Trump's rhetoric from time to time. But Friday was a day to send a single message of condemnation of the left's attempt to silence the right. Cruz did not see that and could not resist piling on.

    In my view, he failed the test of leadership during a very critical and difficult time. And, with some regret, it cost him at least one vote.

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,March 14,2016

    03/14/2016 11:30:59 AM PDT · 397 of 571
    plymaniac to JohnG45
    And aren't those "omissions" are very telling about where Rush is coming from?

    Rush obviously favors Cruz. So did I. Rush gently chastised Trump for criticizing Cruz from the left. Cruz committed the same offense last Friday. I believe Rush should have given Cruz the same treatment today.

    That being said, I will not participate in a civil war over this issue. And Rush is still our greatest asset.

  • Hillary's team copied intel off top-secret server to email

    01/24/2016 9:43:04 AM PST · 33 of 109
    plymaniac to CivilWarBrewing
    I think Hillary's private server was by order of the King to run his treasonous shadow gov't.

    There is no doubt the White House was aware of the private server and communicated with Clinton through it. Other than issues of executive privilege, why is there no attention on this part of the conspiracy from the commentariat or the law enforcement leakers?