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Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • Dominick Vila

    A little fun is always good for the soul, but please remember that politicians like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Lee and others are just distractions to keep attention off from the likely GOP nominee. I disagree with most Republican policies, but that does not mean I believe they are dumb. The chances of the GOP repeating the Romney experiment are slim to none. Keep an eye on Christie, Jeb Bush. John McCain, and a few other senior conservative politicians. They are the ones we will be facing in 2016, not Rand, Ted or Marco, and the weapon used by whomever wins will be loaded with the traditional conservative ammunition: abortion, illegal immigrants, gay marriage, affirmative action, plus issues such as the “unprecedented” Benghazi, the IRS scandal, Obamacare, mixed with a heavy dose of hyperbole, deceit, and large infusions of money.

    • Robert Haugh

      In other words, business as usual for them. The issues you mention,which will be their ammunition in 2016, are the same issues that are presently turning voters away from the Republican party in droves. The probable candidates you mention make sense, but if the election were held today, I doubt that even they could defeat Hillary Clinton, with the popularity she’s currently enjoying. However three years is a very long time, and so much can change in that time, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

    • Justin Napolitano

      Dom, I think you are wrong about that. You said the republicans are not stupid but to continue to espouse the same thing year after year is getting old. Most of us are getting bored with it because those thing don’t help the economy, make us healthier, solve the immigration problem and of great importance, leave women alone. you can’t go after women and expect them to be sympathetic toward you. Likewise, you can’t go after Hispanics and expect them to vote for you. And if you screw with the economy by shutting down the government you most likely are not going to be popular. Many people were hurt and businesses now have even more uncertainty thanks to the Tea Party. They will not forget.

    • S.J. Jolly

      A big factor is how much influence the Tea Party will have in the GOP come the primary elections for 2016. Could be more, less or the same as in 2012. If it is more, someone like Romney will be too RINO to get nominated.

  • Michael Kollmorgen

    Nope, they ain’t stupid.

    As far as having more than a few screws loose, that’s in the affirmative. More importantly though, the people who elect them, those are the ones who have the most screws loose.

    Seems to me a form of insanity has gotten politics by the balls since the Reagan Era. You don’t treat mental disorders by giving the patient what they want. And, that’s exactly what liberals have been doing for many years with the Republican Party. We’ve been compromising and giving them what they want way too much and for far too long. And, the un-treatable condition has led to more severe problems – now called the Tea Party.

    Maybe in the end, outright Duels isn’t all that bad of an idea.

    Maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel. Things might be starting to change for the better with people finally knowing what the reality of hate and spin is versus the ideology of conservative compassion which is nothing more than smoke n mirrors.

    We have a long way to go before we regain our roots of Liberal Progressiveness that this country and Lady Liberty used to stand for.

  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    Well, if the two of them had a duel of wits, somehow I think Rand Paul would end up in third place.

  • Tommy Daniel

    In the “WORLD ACCORDING TO RAN PAUL,” If slavery were still legal he would probably like to have a few slaves at his old Kentucky home. What an idiot.

    • stcroixcarp

      Don’t answer stupidity. You are not the jack ass whisperer.