Rich TAkes! ON HELL FREEZES OVER!
After 108 years the Chicago Cubs, the winningest team in baseball, finally won another World Series.
Next, a mostly life-long Democrat, when he wasn’t Reform Party, or allegedly Republican, Donald Trump not only won the Republican nomination for President, he also soundly whipped Hillary Clinton this past Tuesday to become President-Elect. Surely Hell must have frozen over!
Stranger things have happened, but not in my lifetime.
If you have looked at this blog, you know that I have not been a Trump supporter, or a Clinton supporter, not by a long-shot, or even close to the broad side of a barn.
Still, I wish him well, and pray that he is successful in steering the rudder of our USS United States Ship of State. Congratulations, Donald Trump, you pulled off the impossible.
“ … the issues are irrelevant, because the product Trump was selling is himself. And Trump is a master persuader…”
Here is a guy who has taken two sides to nearly every major issue, and several I couldn’t disagree with more. But I’m willing to give him a chance. Occupying the Oval Office tends to sober a person up real quick, and Trump doesn’t drink or smoke. He may have other vices, but hey, he’s 70 years old already!
I wasn’t a never Trumper, but I was very close. I supported Ted Cruz, he has a resume a mile long, and he took a stand against Obamacare, even if it was a mostly symbolic exercise in the Senate. Cruz did not shut down the government, which only affected 15% or so of non-essential services anyway, Obama shut the government down by refusing to sign legislation that the House sent him for spending. Boehner and McConnell caved, when they could have made a difference if only they stood their ground. Cruz pointed out their Republican hypocrisy, and for thanks, the GOP establishment aimed their guns at him, as well as other fine conservative members of the House and Senate. While the TEA Party and classical liberal conservatives gave the Republicans the House and later the Senate, for thanks the GOP took aim at conservatives..
Now it is up to Trump to save the Republican Party. That thought is not only scary, it is also ironic.
The Republican Party set the stage for someone like Trump to get the nomination by not pushing back in any significant way against Obama’s policies. The people have spoken loud and clear that we don’t like Obama’s policies and unconstitutional over-reaches ever since Obama took office in 2009 and then set to work jamming central government Obamacare down our throats. The mid-terms in 2010 and 2014 should be proof enough. And now in the 2016 General, Hillary lost by huge enough margins in states she was supposed to win.
The election is over, and kudos are also in order to Hillary and Obama for her gracious concession and his walk around the White House to begin the transition.
The truth is, the American people have repudiated Obama’s agenda since the 2010 mid-terms. Trump represents just the latest iteration of American’s disgust with the path we’ve been following since 2009. Trump seems to be serious about reversing nearly all of Obama’s legacy. I pray he does just that.
Another FB post worth reading from Rowe.
Huma’s Spotted for First Time After Hillary’s Loss. The ‘Before’ and ‘After’ Couldn’t Be More Striking…
boo-hoo! Dear Huma, won’t you come out to play?
“Your tears are sweet nectar to many of us. Your demands for silence of dissent, your constant cries of racism and sexism when there was none, your insistence that boys and girls can change their gender and we all have to accept it, etc. have gotten you to this point.
Your protests are not protests. They are vainglorious temper tantrums because you did not get your way. For the past eight years you have shown zero humility when you got your way. You insisted on rubbing our noses in it and demanded adherence to your agenda.”
A wise move, Trump apparently did not appreciate Christie letting a woman subordinate take the fall over Bridge-gate.
Today he appointed self-proclaimed alt-righter Steve Bannon as his Valerie Jarrett.
Instead of Muslim Brotherhood, a white nationalist?
Obama would have you believe that global warming is the greatest threat to civilization, and it isn’t even happening.
thankfully, it didn’t work. We are far over-due for another mini-ice age.
Hillary is outraged about imagined Russian interference in US politics, when in 1983, Ted Kennedy invited Russian interference. From 2009.
It ain’t over yet folks!
“Mrs. Clinton appears to have converted the office of secretary of state into a racketeering enterprise.”
“…the 22,235,000 who now work for government in this country, according to the BLS, is more than ever worked in manufacturing.”
The case for term limits. McConnell came in at number five. He is number one on my list.
Conservatives were the biggest losers this election cycle. Not Hillary and the Democrats. Conservatives took fire from all sides, in many cases, it was a bloody massacre.
The Democrats will not go away, in fact they will find areas of common ground with the populist Trump Train. The next four years will decide the fate of the Republican party, though. They will not wake up one morning and suddenly remember they have always told us they shared our conservative values. If we have learned anything over these past 16 years, it is that they do not share those values.
I once thought that Trump’s inevitable loss would mark the beginning of the end of the Republican party. Now I believe that his victory may have the same effect. Time will tell, especially to see what Trump does in the next two years.
I know, many if not most will say that a third party can not win, the vote will simply be split in the Democrat’s favor. In our traditional view, that is correct. I’d like to remind everyone that there is nothing traditional or predictable about Donald Trump.
I’ll also remind you that the Republicans began as a third party, and within 6 years, the Whig Party was history.
1906 CHICAGO CUBS
Manager: Frank Chance
Lost in World Series (4-2) to the Chicago White Sox
A win total that has stood as the NL record for more than a century. In addition to managing the team to an MLB record .763 winning percentage, Hall-of-Famer Frank Chance also played first base and led the league in runs and stolen bases. Joining Chance were three other future Hall of Famers in Johnny Evers, Joe Tinker and Mordecai Brown. Brown posted a record-setting 1.04 ERA on his way to a 26-6 season.
These are just starting points in the eternal quest to cook the perfect bird.
Our day of Thanksgiving is just around the corner
Also known as butterflying the bird