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Amash won’t run…

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The Libertarian Party has a history of nominating former Republicans as their presidential candidates    They have all been at least libertarian-ish.   Some of them have been coherent and fairly persuasive.  Unlike all the others Justin Amash switched parties while he was a sitting member of Congress, so he was the first ever to hold a Congressional office.   Amash is also a first-class geek who can teach you a graduate seminar on Nobel Prize-winning Austrian economist,  F.A. Hayek.

His competitors range from a performance artist to someone who is a philosophical radical, perhaps even an anarchist, but he’s as civil and articulate as Amash.   I agree with Daniel McCarthy in  his piece  that Amash would have won and the contest would have been good for the Libertarian Party.   It seems reasonable to me that the Congressman would decide that either failing to scare the two big parties with threats of third-party defections was insufficient for the rigors he faced,  or that becoming permanently barred from the gatekeepers approval list was too much.  Perhaps Mr. Amash will tell us one day.

Daniel Greenfield thinks it  more likely  that Amash has already burnt too many bridges and decided to avoid being beaten like a drum in every state.  I would actually like to see a libertarian candidate espouse principles,  tell us how they would lead him to govern and carry on.  that would be an interesting election,  which we will not get this cycle.

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May 20, 2020 at 1:14 pm

Jill’s the answer…

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Does Jill Biden fancy herself as the next Edith Wilson?  She was the wife of President Woodrow Wilson and essentially took over as president after he suffered a stroke.   Joel Gilbert devoted some thought to this and offers  some rather frightening evidence.   Since I have a highly developed sense of self-preservation,  I do not care to live under either of the Bidens,  or anyone else the Democrats put up.  My last straw with the Party of Death was some years ago.  One can only hope that the sorry spectacle of the woman who impeached Trump over an allegation he withheld aid to Ukraine withholding aid to the American people on live television,  will put more people in my camp.

 

 

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March 27, 2020 at 1:05 pm

Election interference…

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Why is it that Democrats have hysterics at the mere thought of Russia trying to influence U.S. elections,  but think it’s just fine for Obama to send operatives to israel to keep Benjamin Netanyahu from being re-elected?  Not a  peep about  Al Gore transporting his own wide body to Australia to swipe some reflected glory from the “climate change election” that the Labor Party  could not  lose.   Except to the astonishment of all,  the voters did not obey Gore and the eco-Nazis,  and a conservative coalition won.   How did everyone  get it  so wrong?   Will American Democrats  learn anything  from this?   Will they believe it was some sort of  populist wave  as The New York Times erroneously claims?

UPDATE:  Here is  a look at the truth of the Australian elections and the point I hope the Democrats miss.

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May 21, 2019 at 3:20 pm

Election magician…

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One could well call Benjamin Netanyahu a magician after he  won an election many thought he would lose.  I imagine Barack Obama was gleefully anticipating the political demise of someone he had tried as President to have defeated.

What he does with the coalition he forms after prevailing over such headwinds remains to be seen,  and will be extremely interesting to watch.   Like all leaders,  Bibi has his faults,  but he is an eloquent defender of freedom in the world.   I wish him well.

 

 

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April 15, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Incompetence rewarded…

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Government is the only employer where incompetence and malfeasance doesn’t get you fired.  You can be the most awful S.O.B in Hollywood,  but as long as you produce success,  few people care.   Government makes no such demands.   Dr. Brenda Snipes should have been in jail years ago for previous crimes instead of remaining free to try to screw with another election.  She certainly should  not be  getting such a grand pension in her retirement .               .

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November 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Snipes resigning…

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This would  be the best news of the week,  except it’s Broward County,  the decades-long home of Democratic election theft,  so you know the voters will elect someone just as sleazy as Snipes.   There’s almost no chance that whoever is selected by the Governor to replace her will be retained by the voters,  should they run for the office.   The public seems to have forgotten the Clintons’ favorite ploy,  which was to lie, deny until caught,  then plead incompetence.

By the way, she is a “doctor” by virtue of having a doctorate in education leadership from Nova Southeastern University.   Apparently education leadership means you get to live off the taxpayers for most of your life and end with a job paying about $180,000 after proving yourself both incompetent and corrupt.

I’m afraid Broward County will learn nothing from this except to elect a better quality lawbreaker next time.

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November 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Obama the loser…

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His Oneness came out for  a number  of candidates,  but three candidates in particular.  All three of them have failed,  though Stacey Adams is likely to challenge the results.   What does  that make  him?   Of course,  his celebrity pals  didn’t fare  well,  either.

 

 

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November 8, 2018 at 1:56 pm

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Georgians, beware!!!

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First of all, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Adams,  she of the curly hair, expansive waistline and wildly progressive policies,  is supported  by armed  New Black Panthers.   Isn’t that a lovely photo?  She admitted on CNN yesterday that her gun control plans might require people  to turn in  their guns,  but apparently it’s only YOUR guns she’s worried about.

The Democratic Party of Georgia is  being investigated  for a “failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system”,  though Adams is resolutely claiming it’s all false and just another part of her opponent’s efforts to keep people from voting.  I’m sorry,  but I will think less of Georgians if they don’t rise up and vote to send Adams into political oblivion.

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November 5, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Protect Dems…

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…from mysterious bombs by  voting them  out of office.   That is Rush Limbaugh’s strategy  and I have to admit I really like it.  I’m going to do my part  —  will you?

 

 

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October 25, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Is Steve right?

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We’ll know in a couple of weeks whether Steve Grammatico’s predictions of Republicans gaining seats in both the House and the Senate are correct,  but he makes a very persuasive  case here,  and I encourage you to give it a read.

 

 

 

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October 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

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