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Sick of Sanders’ Lies, Hill? How ‘bout YOU Stop Lying?

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What’s really interesting is that the Hillary is griping about Sanders’ lying about her taking money from Big Oil, she’s got the audacity to even gripe at all about lying, with her “truth telling”.

How about these?

  • She lied about being “flat broke” when she left the White House. You can’t spin up a $2 million mortgage if you’re flat broke.
  • She lied about the Benghazi video – that it had an impact on why the Islamofacists attacked our embassy, an attack that happened on 9/11 (symbolic to be sure). I wonder if Obama would have missed his re-election had Hillary not told that whopper. She also lied about having a subpoena, which Trey Gowdy produced right away. (oh, THAT subpoena)
  • She lied about being under sniper fire in Bosnia, with heads down to get to base. One video later and, well, she “misspoke”. How do you misspeak about being shot at? #StolenHonor
  • She lied about the e-mail server, that she had broken no rules. I have personally seen people reprimanded for much much less. Well, she is going to be interviewed by Jim Comey himself. Wow, there’s got to be something there if an investigation elicits the direct involvement of the FBI Director, himself.

Want more lies of HRC-u-lies herself? Here’s a laundry list: http://www.politifact.com/personalities/hillary-clinton/statements/byruling/false/

pic hat tip: dailysurge.com

Written by The Rabid Conservative

March 31, 2016 at 7:29 pm

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Populism and Conservatism are Compatible, People

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Most everything that I talk about here on TRC is about conservatism. Simply, conservatives follow these three core tenets:

  • Limited central government, seperation of powers, constitutional law
  • Free enterprise and a good healthy, market driven ecomomy
  • Strong national defense, a pro-America First foreign policy, and limited international involvement, particularly when it hurts America.

But, I am also a populist.imgres.jpg

Now people like me make the traditional right wing cringe because I refuse to follow the party line. In fact, I am quite content to say that I am, now, NOT a Republican. So when we get to the general election, I will choose the best candidate, whoever that may be.

Being a populist means that I am more about the people than the government. I take the Limited Central Government principle of my conservatism very seriously. In fact, I am quite of the mindset that I don’t want government in my life unless *I* deem it necessary, not the state. The statists can go straight to hell for all I care. Republican or Democrat. They are my natural adversary.

But it’s interesting how the statist GOP RINO’s out there, the party hacks and hucksters, they drones that follow the GOP elephant wherever it may amble, when they get this idea that these things are a good idea:

  • They begin to start “working with Democrats and liberals/socialists/progressives on things like gun control and underpin it with “emergency actions”, not without a warrant, or the like. Like the Patriot Act. Like Network Neutrality. Like immigration (hear that, Rubio?) Once they get into powerful positions, they begin to flounder on what conservative principles truly are.
  • They start promoting free trade, even at the expense of the US getting screwed, just because we want to play nice with the rest of the world.
  • Budgets start going up (you hear that, Paul Ryan and John Boehner?), expansions of government policing power (Bush), or advocation of state health care (Romney), while never actually using real gravitas and eliminating government wasted spending, entitlements that are doing nothing but add more to the problem.

In short, they become no different than the Democrats. Is it any wonder why it’s so difficult to tell them apart when they are in Congress?

Power corrupts. And absolute power corrupts, absolutely. – William Shakespeare

There has been this push to say that populists are not “true conservatives”. In fact, there has been this rather distasteful clamoring that about who are the “real” conservatives and who are the fakes, just because one person supports Cruz, another supports Kasich or supported Rubio or Carson. God help you if you are a conservative and support Trump – oh, no, you can’t be a “REAL” conservative to support Trump – because Trump isn’t a conservative at all.

Ho hum. More of the same. Tear down the opposition and make our guy look better. Sound just like Democrats.

I believe the upcoming GOP convention should not at all, not EVER, discount the vox populi. Now again, doesn’t really matter to me since I’m not a Republican. I’ll vote for your candidate because I sure as hell ain’t voting for Hillary. And that’s where it ends for me.

But I’ll ask you folks this question: how many of you are going to stay home on election day if Trump wins, while rubbing your wounds over why you pulled the lever for John McCain or Mitt Romney?

Hillary is waiting for your answer.

So, last thing, to my fellow conservatives. Don’t hate me because I am also a government-hating populist. Understand me because I believe “We The People” is more important than any other words in our Constitution.

Written by The Rabid Conservative

March 18, 2016 at 9:20 am

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The GOP Just Doesn’t Trust The Voters

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It’s crap like this that reaffirms my decision to leave the GOP and makes me want to throat-punch the next Republican dipstick that says that they actually listen to their base.

I love Mark Twain. This guy has more intelligence and wit in his little finger than most of the blabbermouthed idiots running around in the media.

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So, today, Curly Haugland, GOP delegate and, as CNBC calls him, a senior GOP official went on record as saying that the voters aren’t the ones choosing the nominee, that it comes down to the delegates.

He further went on to say he doesn’t even know why we bother to hold primaries and caucuses.

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Here’s why….Curly.

First off, the party works for the people, not the reverse. If you even care about those people whom you CLAIM to represent, then you will give them their say and hold to it. Not because a bunch of old sycophants with nothing better to do than to meddle in our lives and think they are special and important decide what is right for the people.

But I guess the delegates know what’s best, right? After all, if the people don’t vote for a candidate, then you people gave us:

  • John McCain – 2008 nominee – Epic Fail
  • Mitt Romney – 2012 nominee – Fail that could and should have been a win
  • George W. Bush – two terms as President, but that one had to go to the courts
  • Bob Dole – 1996 nominee – Zzzz zzz zz #uninspired
  • George HW Bush – one term as President, lost relect bid when Ross Perot split the vote

The thing is, for better than 20 years, we haven’t had a candidate that has inspired the voter base. We’ve gotten…quite frankly, what the establishment has given us and been told that this is the best of what the GOP has to offer.

Maybe they should let us vote. Can’t get much worse. But these party elites, like Curly here, would lose their minds – as well as their “influence”.

I’m so done with being a Republican.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/16/we-choose-the-nominee-not-the-voters-senior-gop-official.html

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March 16, 2016 at 4:07 pm

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Goodbye, Marco

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Tonight’s results have changed the race. Again. And the establishment is not happy. Again.

But something I keep hearing from the anti-Trump is that a win for Trump is a win for Hillary. Are we so sure?

  • Trump wasn’t supposed to be a “real” candidate, but here he is, after tonight, running over 700 delegates. The GOP began blaming even before Iowa.
  • Jeb was “supposed” to be the nominee. The Establishment planned all that out. But he got stymied so early that it makes me wonder why he even thought he could win. Right to Rise blows a $100M wad of cash and Jeb’s campaign fizzles out like a dry-rotted balloon.
  • Every commentator out there on talk radio thinks they have all this figured out, and yet, it keeps going in the wrong direction (as far as the talking heads are concerned). They all continuously lose their mind over the fact that the election is not going as “conventional wisdom” would have it.
  • He upended “conventional wisdom” in Nevada, New Hampshire – over and over, people that don’t like Trump are supporting his campaign. It wasn’t believable then, it’s not acceptable now. Something tells me the anti-Trump types, the Establishment, and the naysayers will either become so deranged in their adversity towards Trump that they may actually do the unthinkable – stay home in November because they can’t bring themselves to vote for him.

    And then, Hillary Clinton will win.

And yet, the GOP leadership still doesn’t get it. The GOP groupies in the rank and file are crying and yelling, rending their clothes and screaming out to anyone who hear. They don’t get it. They think everyone who doesn’t vote for Cruz, Kasich, or Rubio as stupid, simpleminded, or traitorous.

So, in big bold letters, I will, yet again, explain why Rubio lost, why Jeb lost, why the GOP is losing to what is, basically a party hijack.

THE RIGHT-WING BASE IS VERY PISSED OFF AT YOU, REPUBLICAN PARTY.

This isn’t about Trump, specifically. This is a very angry indictment against sellouts like Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and now Paul Ryan who campaigned on strong conservative actions if they got into Congress, only to end up getting dolled up in fishnets and turning into the Democrats little tramp. The GOP has majorities in Congress, but they apathetically act like losers. The capitulate to the whims of the Democrat party and refuse to hold their ground when they’re holding the strings.

Still not endorsing anyone, but we all knew Marco was doomed tonight. He just couldn’t get up enough momentum to climb over Cruz, much less get to Trump.

But for all those whose pony walked off the field tonight, well, I really have to ask – what will you do now? Kasich is the last one in the race who’s basically Establishment. Will you throw in now behind Kasich and hope he can keep your anti-Trump dreams alive?

And tomorrow morning, who is Rubio going to support? Is he going to throw in behind Cruz, even though Rubio kept calling Cruz a flip-flopper who would “say anything to win the election.”

But I am waiting to hear the plans of how the GOP plans to wrest the nomination away from Trump and if that were to happen, what would that do to the election? In other words, completely invalidate all the primaries and turn this into back-room deals and negotiated nonsense that would ignore the Vox Populi.

Perhaps by brokering the convention – which was first brought up by Rubio – and now he’s gone.

 

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March 15, 2016 at 11:56 pm

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Out of Hiatus – Explaining the Trump Effect…Again

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If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it. – Mark Twain

It’s been well over a year since we published anything here at TRC. There are a number of reasons, but, really, at the end of the day, I publish when I want to – people read if they want to. And really, there hasn’t been much worth my time to write about.

Anyway, we have been watching the entire campaign season and it’s been totally chaotic. Can’t say this upsets me at all, because I think the shakeup is healthy

For years on end, we have sat back and pretty much accepted the knucklehead political candidates that are given to us by the political parties. Both Mitt Romney and John McCain have been dismal disasters as presidential candidates. Both establishment. Both supposed to have the chutzpah to beat Barack Obama. Both complete disappointments.

Now we look at the pick of the litter of candidates, from which we’re supposed to choose, besides the front-runner. For fairness, I’ve put up the Democrat jack-asses as well.

  • Ted Cruz – The darling of all of us supposed conservatives, the guy who is “to the right of Reagan” as Glenn Beck likes to say. He has yet to convince me that he won’t get run over by Hillary in the general election.
  • Marco Rubio – Establishment-based senator out of Florida who is struggling to stay relevant. Nice try, Marco. You probably should pack it in later this week, unless you and Ted Cruz are going to pair up as a ticket.
  • John Kasich – Establishment based Governor of Ohio. As Malcolm Tucker said in The Thick of It to the American general, “Why don’t you put your feet up on a poof and go back to sleep”. I have never been inspired by this guy, although I’m sure he’s nice.
  • Hillary Clinton – Progressive hag who lies as bad as her husband, Der Schlick himself. At least it took investigators longer to find her classified e-mails than it did to find Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress.
  • Bernie Sanders – Older than dirt, self-avowed socialist who hates Wall Street, capitalism, and hair care products. Wants to give all the little girls and boys free college and make us all pay 85% taxes.

Now here comes Donald J. Trump, billionaire real estate developer and business shark. He brings his own money, his own resources, his own message and, despite what the GOP says or does, his poll numbers keep going on and on. You can hear the Republicans go bat-crap-crazy – he wasn’t supposed to get this far! It was supposed to be Jeb, or Marco, or someone. Not Trump though. Not Trump. But yet, Trump continues to lead.

The Establishment cannot stand him. World leaders and lobbyists alike that rely on the control from the political establishment are losing their minds. And why? Because Trump is a wild card. He’s not someone you can control through the Establishment. The GOP and the Democrats both (strange bedfellows to be sure) can’t handle that. The Establishment likes to think of themselves as the king-makers and Trump doesn’t play their game.

The Establishment fights tooth and nail to keep control, so anyone that doesn’t play with the Establishment – Trump, Cruz, whoever, well, they are the Establishment’s natural enemy. They continuously want to control the game and they will set themselves against anyone, left or right wing that challenges their control.

Say what you will about his politics – yeah, he’s not the most conservative person in the world. But there is one thing that I do like about the guy – he is not part of the system. So take a guy who’s not of the Establishment system, give him a message, and the American people are going to go nuts.

Because THAT’S what the people are wanting these days. I don’t see a lot of people hanging around the watercooler at work and saying, “Oh I just love our government and the great job they are doing”. In fact, if you look at the polls lately, you’ll find a lot of dissatisfaction of the government among – which is a direct indictment of the establishment.

What’s amazing to me is how much that the dummkopfen in the media  just don’t get it. Maybe its because the media are also puppets of the establishment?  Who knows? But one thing I do understand is that the media wasn’t banking on Trump doing as well as he has – not that they are overly upset about it, since Trump’s brash approach to politics is making his numbers soar and is getting the media some great press.

And you would think that this is EXACTLY the kind of effect that Campaign Finance Reform was supposed to clear up – that big money, filtered through the Establishment, would decide candidates. Even though I can hear the critics say, “well, Trump using his $10B isn’t?”. To them I say, well, it’s his money to use as he likes, not filtered money through 527 groups or these lobby groups.

And all day today, I’ve sat back and listened to how bad Trump is for all the negativity in campaigning – of how the protests are his fault or how everyone is just all bent out of shape over it. Cry me a freakin’ river people.

So, does this mean I’m throwing in for Trump? No, not right now, because, really, it’s all one big cesspool anyway. All politicians are liars, cheats, and thieves, so I don’t have much interest in supporting them. They all suck. But I’ll support the nominee, whether it’s Trump, Cruz, or whomever.

Not that it matters, since I’m not a Republican anymore. Gave up on the GOP overall after John Boehner and Paul Ryan got as excitable as a wet noodle

What continues to amaze me is all the anger they ascribe to Trump and his supports, yet the amount of anger and hatred that is coming from everyone who doesn’t like Trump is just as incendiary.

Pick your pony, people. Right now, I’m bored.

Written by The Rabid Conservative

March 14, 2016 at 2:26 pm

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