Posts Tagged ‘Debate’

I no longer have faith in polls – Hillary Must LOSE

Posted by Troy on 10th October 2016 in Current Events, Political

I woke up to polls saying that Hillary won last night’s debate.  I couldn’t believe it.  There were no poimts that Hillary won.  It was basically Hillary getting owned over and over again the entire way.

Here is the list of people who are against Trump: Mexico, China, the UN, Europe, the Middle East, Hollywood, the media class, Democrats (all of them), Wall Street, the big banks, and establishment Republicans.

Here is the list of people wo are for Trump: blue collar workers and veterans (among others).

Honestly, that’s all I need to know.  Look at the list of the people who are against Trump.  I swear, I can’t think of a better list of enemies.  If these are the people that don’t want to see him elected, he’s probably the right guy for the job, as Ted Nugent pointed out.

Now, here’s some reasons why Hillary must lose: She will appoint Supreme Court Justices.  She will tie us more to the UN.  She wants open borders.  She wants to bring in Syrian refugees.  She wants nuclear disarmament (for us).  She wants to disarm the American public.  She wants to tax our economy even more.  She is offering endless goodies which will bankrupt us.  She hasn’t met a war she didn’t want to vote for.  If she gets the House and Senate and the Courts, forget it.  We are DONE.  Even if we retain the House, she’d just use Executive Orders to do what she wants anyway.  Obama set the precedent.  Republicans, not wanting to seem racist, tucked their tails between their legs and didn’t stop him from stealing Legislative power from Congress.  Do you think she’s not going to do the same?  The precedent has been set, and she will abuse it.

There is a deeper reason why HILLARY MUST LOSE.  We are fractured.  It has become painfully obvious that we are not united.  The political class has been pitting one section of America against another for the last fifty years.  Learn a little about the Fabian Society.  Stalin once said that America was protected by three things: our patriotism, our morality, and our religion.  So, what did the Fabian Society do?  They started “______ studies” in colleges which were meant to separate Americans into different groups, demonizing one group (white men) as the oppressor and the other groups were victims.  They sought to break down the morality of our country.  Then they mocked religion and made it uncool to be Christian.  So, what’s left?  The only one that’s left is patriotism.  Of course, the years of politics and preaching victim status has left half of our country thinking that America is a downright mean country (as Michelle Obama put it).  They hate this country.  As Michelle also said after her husband was elected “For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.”  That’s not the statement of a patriot.  That’s the statement of someone that HATES a country.

We are fractured as a country.  Hillary is NOT preaching about bringing us together.  All she preaches is the same old “us against them” rhetoric that I’ve grown accustomed to hearing for my adult life.  Trump is preaching reuniting us.  He speaks of “Imagine what we can accomplish once we are one people under or one flag?”  We used to have our differences, but we were all Americans.  We were all proud to be American.  And that’s why HILLARY MUST LOSE.  You see…if she wins…I don’t think I can be proud of my country.  To paraphrase what Michelle Obama said…for the first time in my life, I will not be proud of my country.  Maybe I will start calling myself a Georgian instead of an American.  This is not easy for me to say.  I’m arguably the most patriotic person I know…but this may destroy my patriotism.  It is something that preys upon my mind of late.  But that is what is at stake for me this election.

Long Live the Constitution!

The Vice-President Debate

Posted by Troy on 4th October 2016 in Political

One thing is clear…I would have punched Tim Kaine in the face.  Right in the face.  If you base who won or lost based on perception only: Tim Kaine came off as an arrogant, horse’s ass.  Mike Pence came across as thoughtful and reserved.  So I will say Pence won.  I would have lost, because I think I would have literally punched him right in the face.  Jesus!

I don’t understand how people don’t see the win.  On Iran, it’s “You didn’t stop their nuclear program, you legitimized it!”

When they talked about implicit racism: “Do you have implied racism?  Well…then I’m not talking to a bigot.”

On not paying taxes being not funding the troops:  “Did you take the charitable deduction?  How about real estate taxes.  You mean you wanted dead American soldiers?   Outrageous!”

Kaine’s ploy was to interrupt as much as possible and try to bring up every single Trump gaff and everything taken out of context.

Kaine’s final note says a lot.  He says after the election, the President has to lead ALL of us.  Here’s a question: Hillary Clinton has said that we ALL have implicit racism.  She believes we are all racists.  On top of that, she has openly said that 50% of Trump supporters are deplorables (not even an actual word) which cannot be redeemed (She later said she got the percent wrong…I believe the real number is she thinks 75% of all Americans are deplorables/morons that she is superior to.).  I believe that she would come into office hating at least 20% of us (straight up hating), and a full 40% of us will straight up HATE her.  So, how is she going to bring us together then?  She has no focus on bringing us together.  She has been playing one group against another group for the last 30 years of her life.  Do you really think that is going to change?

Long Live the Constitution!

First Debate Results

Posted by Troy on 26th September 2016 in Current Events, Political

The first half, Donald destroyed Hillary.  If it was a boxing match, she would have been up against the ropes and he was just pummeling her.  And then the moderator came to her rescue.  Why was Donald Trump’s tax return and the whole birth certificate brought up?  Gee, shall we talk about the debt?  Shall we talk about Obamacare?  Shall we talk about the border?  Should we talk about anything that actually matters?  Nah…let’s talk about a one-sided issue which will either be a non-issue or hurt one of the candidates.  And the media bias continues.  Needless to say, once it became two on one, Hillary’s performance improved.  You could see the relief in her face to have the comfort of her familiar ally, the media, ride to her rescue.

That being said, she lost.  Trump didn’t come across as a mad man or a hateful man.  He sounded like someone who was mad as hell and isn’t going to take it anymore.  That’s how most of us are.  We are mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore.  Nothing is ever going to change until enough of us finally get up, stick our head out the windows, and scream “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

That’s why she lost.  In order for Trump to have lost, he needed to look inept or unhinged.  He didn’t, but she looked as incompetent and crooked as she actually is.  She looked as boring as she really is.

I predict the media will tout that Clinton won, that she had a masterful performance…and Trump will continue to rise in the polls.

Long Live the Constitution!

South Carolina Debate

Posted by Troy on 13th February 2016 in Current Events, Political

Man…I gotta say… what debate?  For good or ill… Trump won the debate and Bush lost the debate.  This was a night where Bush was Trump’s whipping boy.  Whatever good moments the other candidates had were just OBLITERATED by Trump just wearin’ Bush’s @$$ out!!!!!  Jesus!  I heard a theory by Glenn Beck that said that Bush was staying in it to take Trump down.  Seriously…if that’s the case, dude… give up and drop out.  All Bush did was create a distraction that everyone else got lost in.  I hate to say that because I like Carson and Cruz more than I like Trump, but all I can remember of the night was Trump just destroying Bush over and over and over again.  It was brutal.  Jesus…

Long Live the Constitution!

Cruz’s Dirty Tricks

Posted by Troy on 3rd February 2016 in Current Events, Political

I do not believe that Cruz gave the order to mislead the voters of Iowa.  However, by not firing the offending party, he gave his tacit approval to it.  What I find most disgusting is the wholesale defense Cruz supporters have given him on the subject.  They blame it on the CNN report and played it constantly.  They blamed it on Dr. Carson not knowing how to run a campaign.  I listened to that clip so many times.  I never once took it to mean Dr. Carson was leaving.  If they thought Dr. Carson was inept or something, that is truly irrelevant.

So you have two choices here.  Either an inexperienced, young staffer got his hopes up and “ran with it as soon as he heard Dr. Carson wasn’t continuing and didn’t bother to verify the story” or someone in the Cruz campaign saw a chance at plausible deniability.  Honestly, I think it’s the second.  As I’ve always said…no one was fired.  As such, I have to assume that someone has the approval of his superiors.

To those defending Cruz…let me ask…If Trump or Carson or Bush had done THE EXACT SAME THING to Cruz, would you be so forgiving?  I doubt it.  I seriously doubt it.  I like Cruz, but this was a severe display of dishonor.

Long Live the Constitution!

Fox News Republican Debate

Posted by Troy on 28th January 2016 in Uncategorized

Without a doubt, this was the best debate.  It was nice to focus on the policy without the moderators making everything all about Trump.

Donald Trump – Turns out he was the big winner of the night.  Assuming that he maintains the support of 1/3rd of the people,   His followers are very loyal, so it is going to be hard for someone to take support away from him.  The big worry tonight was that Cruz would make use of Trump’s absence to demolish him.  Instead, Ted overplayed his hand and fell flat.  The only danger of the night resolved, Trump won.

Ted Cruz – He had a golden opportunity, and started off well.  But then he started complaining about how everyone was out to get him.  He came across as whiney and weak.  He attempted to turn it into a joke at Trump’s expense, and it fell flat.  This is very much like Jeb’s demand for Trump’s apology.  I don’t think it’s fatal, but it ruined what could have been a very good night.  He made a very good recovery on the immigration question.  He did a good job on ethanol in a state that makes a lot of money on ethanol.

Marco Rubio – Good showing for the Senator.  He came across as positive and earnest.  Rand savaged him early.  Rand is Rubio’s counterpoint.  Liberty vs Security.  And like all such discussions, it turns out that security is merely an illusion and falls apart when Liberty is talking.  He does a good job of trying to deny he supported amnesty considering how many clips show that he pretty much supports amnesty.  He is doing a good job of brining energy to his message.  That’s going to help him.

Ben Carson – Fantastic opening for Ben Carson.  He is speaking with a resolute tone of voice, and his message of Truth resonates as all messages of Truth does.  He gets so little screen time.  He gives great answers!  Loved his answer about 1 in 10 being a terrorist coming into your home.  Carson did a great job with the hardest question of the night regarding Putin invading Baltic states.  I think he had the most striking closing statement.

Jeb Bush – He is a statist.  He wants expanded war powers.  He also wants to bring Puerto Rico into the union, which is Krazi!  Why on Earth would we bring in an economic unpowered house full of crime?  He is chained to his past record, and that’s not a good record to be on.  I like how he dumps on Rubio on amnesty when he like amnesty.  Here’s the truth.  If you “give a path to citizenship,” the Democrats will attempt to “acceletrate the process.”  It will be a “one time thing” that will happen the NEXT time we have millions of “undocumented workers.”  If he thinks he would be Clinton, he is delusional.  Nothing would motivate Democrats more than running against Bush.

Rand Paul – He makes great arguments.  It is a shame that his presentation is so low-energy.  He did some great work regarding “criminal reform.”  He had a lot of good points.  He did a great job on the abortion question.  I do believe he is the only one that could balance the budget.

Chris Christie – It annoys me that he always sounds pretty good even though I believe that he is an imperial scumbag that would take a lot of vacations and have Bruce Springsteen to the White House.  Really good answer on Planned Parenthood.  That really gains him some ground.  I will say that he gets a bad rap on Bridge-gate.  He fired the people.  As such, I believe him.  This is the key principal difference between him and Obama with his scandals.

John Kasich – He seems to be speaking in platitudes tonight.  I think it’s because no one likes his plans.  Great…government equals charity…this is why I don’t like him.  Did Bret listen to Kasich at all on the Iran question?  Weird.  I mean…he is boring, but that is Bret’s only job, isn’t it?

Long Live the Constitution!

Republican Debate Result

Posted by Troy on 14th January 2016 in Political

First of all, I miss having Rand Paul in the mix.  Rubio and Christie benefited tremendously from his absence.  I hated the first part of the debate which was basically a Jerry Springer show episode.  It was rather distasteful, but then it got very substantive.

Trump had a good night.  He didn’t blunder.  He stood his ground on points, as he always does.  Without a doubt, his frankness has done more to shape this election cycle more than anything else.  The best exchange of the night was on China tariffs.

Cruz had a pretty good night as well.  However, he got bloodied a bit by Rubio a bit.  Also, this was Cruz’s night to rip out Trump’s throat.  He failed to do so.  That’s gonna hurt.  The thing I didn’t like from Cruz was his VAT tax.  I hate the VAT tax in general.  My real problem with it is “Sure!  Let’s add ANOTHER kind of tax.  I’m sure future Congresses will keep it low!”  Remember, the tax would NEVER go above one percent.

Rubio had a great night.  He came across as passionate.  He had a couple of great exchanges.  In particular, he was very honest and passionate about the Second Amendment.  I think he helped himself out a lot tonight and will continue to grow.  I personally find his views on the NSA abhorrent and he’s broken to me on that.  Also, he is a very nervous guy.  I really don’t like that.

Christie got a big win.  Rubio failed to answer the question on entitlements.  Christie used it to slap him down.  That being said, I do not trust Christie.  I believe he is going to be an emperor, just like Obama.  Look for executive orders and private parties and Bruce Springsteen playing at the White House.

Carson did his normal thing.  He was calm and rational.  What he said made sense.  I really like him.  If the media hyped him up, I think he would be a shoo-in, but they minimize the hell outta him and tell people that there’s no way he can win, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.  They tried the same with Trump.  It’s just that Trump flat out don’t give a shit and his personality overcame it easily.  Gotta say…that is impressive when you think about it.

Kasich was forgettable.  I really hate to say it.  There was something that he said that I was like…”Oh, so big government…” but he was so forgettable that I can’t even remember what he said.  Oh well.

Jeb Bush actually had a pretty good night.  I could rip him to shreds on pretty much all his positions, but he presented them well.  I think it’s too little too late.  If I’m the establishment guy, I’m going to Marco Rubio.  He has the energy, the likability, and a last name that’s not Bush.  Sorry Jeb!

Long Live the Constitution!

CNBC Republican Debate Results

Posted by Troy on 28th October 2015 in Current Events, Political

Hmmmm…I think I am going to go from biggest loser to biggest winner.

Biggest loser without a doubt tonight was the CNBC moderators.  Oooooouch.  After Ted Cruz destroyed them, it was open season.  Before he made those comments, I was thinking to myself about their tone and how disgusting the tactics and lines of questioning was.  In fairness, they allowed Ted to answer a question after he squandered his time, but even if they hadn’t, he still won with that response. After that, the candidates (and later on the audience) would hit them back when they thought the moderators were being unfair or just trying to start a fight.  I think they might need a strong drink tonight.

Bush NEEDED tonight.  He is stuck in 5th place after spending way more than anyone else.  I hate to break it to him, but that is as high as he is going to get.  The only people that like him are establishment types.  After Chris Christie and Kasich drop out, there are no more votes coming his way.  Basically, that’s not even enough to put him in contention with Trump or Carson.  It didn’t help that every attack he made on opponents got turned back on him in a crushing fashion.  His campaign is DEAD.

Kasich had a bad night too.  He has some good selling points, honestly.  But he came across as a hater.  He felt like ripping into the favorites (making himself more unlikable) and didn’t bother to really spell out how his solutions were better.  Basically, he called other people vague (or fantasy) while being vague about his own plans.

Huckabee made some good points and came across as likable.  He is also forgettable.  He didn’t get a lot of airtime, which also hurts him.  However, I believe he does these things for exposure for his talk show, so I don’t think he’s too broken up about it.

Rand Paul didn’t do what he needed to do.  God, it breaks my heart to say this.  If you listen to his ideas and what he says, he is 100% spot on.  I agree with him near perfectly, and that doesn’t happen too often.  However, he needed to break out.  He appeals to people that listen to ideas and really thinks about it.  He just doesn’t have the personality and showmanship to stand out in this crowd.  This is not to say he’s not a GREAT candidate or that he doesn’t have GREAT ideas, but this night was a bit of a loss.  However, he has a MOTIVATED group of loyalists, and I believe that he isn’t out.  He can actually run his campaign much cheaper than any of the others because his campaign depends upon motivated individuals.  I think he will stay where he is.  People supporting Paul are doing it on principles.

Now for the winners.

Chris Christie actually made himself seem likable and funny.  He wasn’t as mean and nasty this go around.  His pollsters had a talking to him.  He also made a lot of good points.  However, I still don’t trust the slimy bastard and think he is an authoritarian.  Still, I think he will get a bump as Bush supporters switch over to him.

Fiorina also won, I think.  She is constantly moving up and down.  She is someone you like more when you are listening to her, but then she fades when she is out of sight.  She is so sharp and measured. Really like her, and I think she did well.

Rubio did well.  He had a couple of tight spots, but he also have some good shots at Bush and was able to turn attacks against him back on the attackers.  Still there were a few moments when he had some trouble and sweated a little.  Good job on him pointing out the hypocrisy of the Benghazi coverage.

Cruz did something he really needed to do.  He made himself likable.  I’m not 100% percent behind Cruz.  I do think that he is a little more big government on some things (like the military) than I would like.  I prefer Paul who is a pure Constitutionalist.  However, Cruz is still strong on the Constitution, and he helped his weakest spot–his likability and him coming across as a robot.

Trump did well too.  You see, the thing about Trump is he refuses to be beaten.  He had a lot of trouble moments in the debate, and he just bashed it down with pure force of will.  You can talk about his stances and such, but I’m talking about who had the best night.  Trump did great because he stayed at the fore and never backed down.  As long as he never retreats and never apologizes, he will be first or second.  That’s just the way it is.  That’s all he really has to do.

Carson was the big winner.  He continues to learn and evolve into more and more of a Libertarian.  He is still so damn rational and calm and just damn likable.  If he wins the nomination, he is going to DESTROY Hillary.

LONG LIVE THE CONSTITUTION!

The GOP Debate Results

Posted by Troy on 24th September 2015 in Current Events, Political

I’m a little behind schedule, but here’s my breakdown:

Trump continues to mold himself as a populist movement.  I feel like his greatest strength is his desire to stand his ground and never back down.  He will face enormous challenges.  The main challenge is that the media is against him, and the establishment hates him.  As such, he’s just kinda isolated.  Still he has an ability to tap into the anger a lot of voters have and voice the opinions that the “cool kids” have deemed uncool but that the majority believes is right.  That can be a very powerful combo.

Carson is the epitome of reasonable, rational thought.  Nothing seems to really faze him, and he just continues to come across as calm and collected.  I like him a great deal.

Fiorina has been doing a very good job.  She is showing that she has detailed plans, and she is very quick on her feet.  She’s sharp, and I like her.

I love Rand Paul’s love of the Constitution and his Constitutional view of the Presidency and the Federal Government.  Unfortunately, he just doesn’t have the force of personality to garner support.  I hope that logical thinkers will follow him.

Cruz is okay.  However, he gives lip service to the Constitution while ignoring parts that he doesn’t agree with.  Still, he’s the second most Constitutional candidate.

Rubio is a false candidate.  He is pro-NSA, which I will never get behind.  Basically, being for NSA is being anti-Constitutional.  Any right that you can ignore is not a right.  It’s a privilege.  He is also pro-Amnesty which will give the right to vote to millions who came here illegally, do not respect our laws, and will vote for Democrats as part of the permanent underclass.

Jeb Bush is a Bush and is pretty much a Democrat.  Why the hell would ANYONE vote for this guy?

Christie is a slimy bastard.  He does not believe in the Constitution.  He believes your rights are subject to the government’s whims.  He would be another emperor.  He is unworthy of the position.

The rest are boring and are beneath my notice.

Foreign Policy Debate

Posted by Troy on 22nd October 2012 in Current Events, Political

Mitt Romney’s Message:  ”Me too.”

I think Romney’s strategy was “Do not lose this debate.”  Washington realized that he didn’t have to win the Revolution.  He just had to not lose.  Obama is behind.  If Obama won this debate, maybe that would have changed.  With more or less agreeing with the substance of Obama’s policies, Romney guaranteed that Obama could not have won.

On some of the issues that Obama called Romney out on:  Yes, the administration wanted to keep some troops in Iraq.  However, the new Iraqi government said that they would be subject to arrest and Iraqi laws.  So we pulled out.  Second, the Navy demanded more ships.  That’s a fact.  I like what one marine said: “We still use bayonets.”  Third: Romney was not for the destruction of the auto industry.  He was, in fact, for restructuring through bankruptcy with government guarantees.

I know that Romney wasn’t allowed to be rude, so let me tell you what he should have said:

Obama: “Your budgets will not balance.”  Romney’s response:  ”Maybe I should listen to him.  No one knows more about budgets not balancing than he does.”

Obama: “You wanted to kill the auto industries!”  Romney: “You have no idea about business law.  Bankruptcy doesn’t do away with a business, it only gives it a chance to restructure and emerge capable of surviving.”  (Note, I clapped for Romney’s real answer which did actually explain this concept…but my quip is wittier.)

Obama: “Iran is weaker now than ever!”  Romney:  ”And yet they keep trying to get the nuclear weapon.”

Obama:  ”The dollar is most advantageous for exporters than it ever has been.”  Romney: “That’s because it’s the weakest its ever been.”

Obama can never square why he helped Libya and not Iran and Syria (who are bigger enemies of ours).  Qaddafi killed Americans…decades ago.  For the last few decades, he’s been alright to us.  It took a Libya absent of Qaddafi to kill our ambassador.

I think, in the end, Obama can’t run from his record.  Worse for him, the economy is the most important thing.  Tonight was largely unimportant.  Between someone that can get the economy going or someone that can tame the Middle East, the economy wins.

I think it was a draw, which means it was a devastating defeat.  Obama needed Romney to come out and show that he was absolutely clueless about foreign policy.  When that didn’t happen, Obama’s ship was sunk.  People care about the economy.  Foreign policy was a far second.  If Romney can do a passable job with foreign policy and get the economy firing on all cylinders, we will chose Romney.

I do take issue on one thing: Obama’s answers were all the same: Roads and bridges, teachers, and class warfare.  That’s all he has, and they are just soundbites.  Romney had a great closing statement, and I think that was the knife in Obama’s heart.

Long Live the Constitution!