May 26, 2016

Elections, Idealism & the stark Reality of Life, revisited

 By RF Schatten


Idealism and Altruism are certainly good righteous virtues, but sometimes...sooner or later, if only for self-survival...you become pragmatic and understand that you can't always get what you want. Don Henley once said; "Let Hope inspire you, but let not Idealism blind you".

Every generation has their own idealistic fervor...some louder, more emotionally tense than others...and all have their heroes. My hero? Was, and will always be forever Robert Kennedy...but, my Hopes were swept away on that fateful kitchen floor of the Ambassador Hotel that night, just hours after winning the California Primary.

Many of Bobby's followers aligned themselves with Eugene McCarthy, who would end up carrying the Hopes for so many of that generation...and again, just to see that Hope fade away when McCarthy, at the request of many inside the hall, to please go outside and speak to his followers and calm things down...did not and would not! The rest of that night is history, and he didn't campaign for Humphrey, either. Humphrey lost by only 512,000 votes nationwide, that's 0.7% of the total national vote...with just a little support from the already angry Liberal Left, we might not have had to go through the Nixon Experience.
Another Candidate who contributed to a groundswell of young liberal idealists lining up behind his Independent run was Ralph Nader...his vote count in the 2000 Florida "JebCanFixIt" Election was a little over 99,000 votes...Al Gore lost by only 537 votes. It's not hard to figure the math...because of the Sunshine State Fix...for 8 years, America became permanently acquainted with the less than brilliant George W. Bush and all his exploits.

The 2016 Democrats are quickly heading in that same direction...the rabid enthusiasm of Bernie Sanders' "Brigade", just as the ones for McCarthy and Nader...are determined to Write-In Bernie's name as a moral conscience vote, or protest by staying home. But voting your moral conscience rarely if ever wins an election...and this year is not your 'normal' everyday Presidential Election...this year, coming out of the Red corner, the Dumbo's Candidate appears to be an egomaniacal degenerate rich hypocrite, who holds absolutely no values for anyone except Me, Myself, and I.

If a movement with revolutionary ideas is ever going to succeed, it will certainly not be overnight...you have to nourish it slowly as you promote the value of your ideas. This is when you realize that your Anti-Establishment ideals have become the Establishment's norm. 'You' have become the establishment.
Senator Bernie Sanders has moved into a position of power to move his platform throughout Congress...by registering as a Democrat, he'll be in some powerful positions in the Senate to move his agenda forward.

As for staying in the game till it's over? by all means! Bernie should stay till the very end, and pick up as many delegates as possible!...the more delegates you get, the more power you'll obtain within the DNC to pass your platform! Though his odds on attaining the nomination continues to grow, there's always that faint sign of hope! But, if he doesn't get the big prize? there's no doubt that Bernie Sanders will endorse, support, and actively campaign for Hillary Clinton if she's the nominee. He's smarter and wiser than Gene McCarthy and has more common sense than Ralph Nader. Besides, Clinton and Sanders have more in common than they disagree with...just different ways of obtaining the same results.

As the author of this Article, Darby Saxbe said: "Hillary Clinton may not be a Revolutionary, but she’ll defend Roe v. Wade, preserve Obamacare, push for reasonable Gun Laws, protect LGBTQ rights, support Parental Leave, and heed Climate Science. Trump will do None of the Above". In fact, Trump seriously believes in the "censoring" of the Free Press and shutting it down!...remember, without a Free Press...there's no Freedom of Speech!

After 50 years a Democrat, I really feel comfortable with either Hillary or Bernie...I admire and respect the political experience and strength of Hillary Clinton, and those wonderful words of wisdom from Bernie Sanders. I voted for Bernie for my personal reasons, and will vote and wholeheartedly support Hillary in November if she's the nominee!
My question is: Will the Democrats unite into that powerful synergy of forces they are so capable of being this November, and elect whatever Democrat is the Nominee? or will Trump's lack of moral conscience make him the next Dubya...with far less class?


A letter to a Bernie-or-bust voter.

May 20, 2016

Vetting Donald Trump...Deceit, Lies & Hypocrisy

 By RF Schatten


"The only thing worse than a Liar is a Liar that's also a Hypocrite" ~~ Tennessee Williams

A man who loves to know someone's deepest secrets but refuses to reveal any of his is called a first class hypocrite...in the case of Donald Trump...a very creepy hypocrite with no class at all.

The "Vetting" of Candidates whether for President or VP, is essentially a background check procedure to check out how clean a Candidate's Closet might be before he or she is picked to lead a nation...it's to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, for authenticity, and for the validity
of a candidate. In other words, to see if the candidate is qualified to
push that Red Button...or not!
 Yes, to find any "Bombshells" before they explode on the candidates face in front of the world. A not toon distant past example: the late Tom Eagleton's Mental Health and his Electroshock Treatments. And in today's global information superhighway? those bombshells are just a Google search away!

Master Donald doesn't want to get vetted...and he certainly doesn't want to show off his Taxes. It's not about how filthy rich this spoiled schmuck is, but about how much a horseshit artist, this horseshit artist really is. "Nobody is interested in my Tax Returns" No?...now reeeaally!?!?

How much worse can The Trumpster's personal life be, that he won't even allow his own Campaign Manager to vet him? How much worse than all the public scandals he's had involving his private life? A critic of Bill Clinton's infidelity, when his own libido has cost him 2 marriages and numerous spats? To the Trumpster, infidelity is a normal recurring activity...like going bankrupt every certain amount of years, and then start off fresh with a new wife!

His story? He marries a green card immigrant, just like his own mother was, and has a baby...Ivanka...an anchor baby just like him! and like those he wants to boot out of this country! Then he cheats on wife #1 Ivana, with wife #2 Marla...but not before Ivana takes him to court on Rape charges, where money, influence, and shyster lawyers can get you an acquittal on the argument that there's is no such thing Marital Rape! Ahhyup! the Trumpster is now legally allowed to rape the hell out of his wives as often as he wants! and they cannot complain cause raping your
wife...apparently...is legal as far as Trump is concerned!
And finally, enters his latest conquest...another immigrant!...wife #3 Melania. And his immoral circus lifestyle just continues on its merry way! HL Mencken once said that Immorality is the Morality of those who are having a better time. Trump is a shining example of Mencken's own thoughts.

Background Checks for a man who publicly brags about his Misogyny and Gynephobia, and very proud of his immoral mistreatment of women? A Xenophobe who's hatred of foreigners hypocritically excuses those he does business with. And a Racist and Bigot, whose lousy treatment of employees have been recorded more than numerous times!...the Donald is your quintessential habitually lying Demagogue whose rants and love of Fascism have inspired old White Supremecists and a whole new generation of Right Wing Nut Jobs, to come out of the closet and publicly endorse, support, and even work for Le Grande Orange by making robocalls and door to door schpeils on his behalf!!

How bad can anything else be, from what the world already knows about this character? He's been a bad boy all his life, so what's new? Military Schools has been a great gathering ground for rotten rich
spoiled kids forever!...especially for parents whose kids are beyond rotten. But apparently Fred Trump's attempt in correcting his kid...as much as he tried... was a total failure. He was and he still remains beyond the beyond what a rotten human being can be. He has no ethical values or standards, no morals, and no conscience...so why doesn't he reveal his Taxes?

Taxes! a very dirty word for Donald Trump! Could it be he's not worth what he brags? Could it be dirty business dealings that can get uncovered? or Could it be he doesn't pay taxes? as per the latest chit chat rumors inside the Beltway's grapevine.
In today's world, you can run for office, but you can't hide from your personal life of Lies and Deceit....he has a court date on a Class Action Lawsuit on the first day of the Convention, for defrauding Students in his failed Trump University!...another in the ever growing
list of failed Trump businesses.

Ahhyup! sooner or later you 'will' be vetted, fool! Whether by Republican pressure itself or the
Ballot Box!...either way...you're gonna lose!



Trump's Political Advisers Wanted to Vet Him. He Said No. | Mother Jones

May 12, 2016

DéJá Vu: Trump, Romney, and Tax Returns

 By RF Schatten


Hey! I don't play by your political Etiquette and Decorum cause I'm the Donald!...and I don't play by the Rules!!

Donald Trump's Tax Plans may change from day to day and depends on who he's talking to...but when it comes to his own Tax Returns and whether he should reveal them or not? Trump doesn't play by the rules...Le Grande Orange is stealing a little of Mitt Romney's horseshit about revealing the Romney-Ryan Economic Plan...'after' they get Elected.
In the Trumpster's case? He doesn't want to 'burden the country' with ordinary things, like his Tax Returns. “There’s nothing to learn from them”!...and everyone should be satisfied with that answer cause he's Donald Trump? Hey! The Donald knows everything! believe him!?!?  He said there's way more than enough time for the public to see his Tax Returns...after he's elected President!

Bernie Sanders released his Tax Returns, so did Bill and Hillary. They released all their Returns since 1977...and they also posted the last 8 years of Returns on the Internet!...and Bernie's in there too!
So why is Trump be so adamant about releasing his own Tax Returns? Unlike Romney who had money stashed away in the Cayman Islands or the Bahamas...in Trump's case, it's how much he really doesn't have...and being openly caught in public as the certified Fraud everyone already knows he is!

He's your quintessential Used Car Salesman who will sell you a Lemon and you think you're getting the best deal on Earth. A professional con artist that talks a big game but delivers nothing!...a businessman who makes his money by screwing others...just ask Atlantic City, NJ how much they love Trump, these days! His successes? Bankruptcy!
How about starting with 4 failed Casinos which have gone Bankrupt x4 each of them. There is a reason why Las Vegas, NV will not give Trump a Gambling License for his empty Trump Hotel! And how about Trump Steaks that were condemned by the Dept of Agriculture? or his so called fabulous Trump University?...a class-action Lawsuit hearing against Trump University for defrauding people up to $35,000 starts on the 1st Day of the GOP Convention. Donald Trump doesn't own a business that he hasn't already destroyed, and the list is just too long to write it all down at this time.

I bet that Donald's next Economic Policy Plan and Speech will probably resemble a tad bit like Ryan's!...with absolutely no understand of running a Government, why wouldn't Trump use parts of his new buddy, Paul Ryan's, Economic Plan and his advice on Taxes? At least, he will look and sound a little more intelligent on what he's talking about...even if he doesn't understand a damn thing.

Now, the time during Election season when the nomination is virtually assured...Trump's allegiance to his 1% and Ryan followers is taking center stage...and all Republicans are to unite behind this schmuck?
He's Rich and Famous and his dysfunctional flock of supporters will back him till hell freezes over...even if they know, they won't receive a single benefit from voting for him. Stupid is as Stupid does with this group of fanatical foul mouth racists and bigots that call themselves Trump Supporters.  

You can call him funny, a fresh view of politics, you can associate with his Demagoguery, and say he's the right man for America...but Donald Trump doesn't respect anyone but Donald Trump.

He represents the suppression of the Upward Mobility of this nation, by overly greedy Oligarchs...while exploiting the natural ignorance of their devoted followers for their own personal gains and self-gratification. An indecent degenerate man who demands to see Proof of people's Birth, but refuses to show proof that he's as rich as he boisterously brags about!

And people believe Donald Trump is going to "Make America Great Again"?? Well, how about just trying to make Atlantic City great again!!


Donald Trump Says He Won't Release Tax Returns

May 5, 2016

Rude, Crude, and Lewd...the GOP's Identity Crisis

 By RF Schatten


Rude, Crude, and Lewd...and they say the GOP  is fighting an Identity Crisis!?!?

The Republican Dumbo has truly become that White Elephant...with its extinction estimated on or about July 18th - 26th. in Cleveland, Ohio.
The new 'regime' of Heir Donald the Conceited will begin to take control of the GOP and rapidly change the philosophy and soul of a Moderate to Conservative Political Party, to all extreme forms of the Far Right Wing's philosophy, with just the right amount of Fascism thrown in!

Here you have the presumptive standard bearer...the man voted by the Republican's rank and file to lead them to victory in November and become the most powerful man in the world...living, in his own little Misogynous and the Xenophobic world, and sprinkled with a lot of Hate, Fear, and Racism!

Eric Erickson, Conservative host and founder of RedState said; “Twenty years ago Republicans supported impeaching the President of the United States for lying under oath in office and having an affair in the Oval Office,”... “Now that same party is on the verge of nominating a Serial Philanderer and Pathological Liar. At the very least the GOP owes Bill Clinton an apology.” He continued; “Bigger problem begins with Republicans now losing any sense of shame and surrendering to their lesser angels in the name of unity around a man unfit for Presidency".

The Republican Party has become a sore talking point for Vulgarity, Shamelessness, Immorality, Indecency, Hypocritical Liars, and most of all Degenerates...with absolutely no substance or credibility on any or all political issues! The GOP's Clown Show has become a standout comedy routine...both the 2012 and 2016 editions continue to be the best reality show seen around the world!
And this year's embarrassment of the ages...the least qualified human to ever run for President of the United States of America...the world is watching and laughing, watching the incredible ignorance and sheer stupidity of an electorate in a modern society, destined to board that Ship of Fools.

Chaos, a word associated more with the Democratic Party, than the excessively proper conservative GOP...has moved across to the Right side of the aisles! Reince Priebus and the RNC...in their own hypocrite ways had been publically trying to set up ways to impede Trump's nomination...now, with reality settling into the Grand Old Party that Trump is going to be their eventual standard bearer, the sermon according to Reince is; Unity! uniting behind Trump!

Yea, sure! the nominee Trump has called the Dumbos every name in the book, even threatening them (like he does with everyone else), if he doesn't get the nomination...then you have the  fighting and disorder caused by his followers (with his baiting and blessings) to those who don't agree with Heir Fuhrer...is all but a common thing in today's Republican Trumpism!

A score of GOP House members running for re-election are trying to stay a good long distance away from Trump, and treating him like the Plague. In the Senate? much the same...and their fear of losing the Senate, is much more important to them than the self-egotistical Trumpster and his new found friends, the American Neo-Nazis and the KuKluxKlan, both giving Trump their grand Endorsement and full support. It's that "Full Support" that makes you wonder!

And you really expect total unity? which is the only way they stand any chance? A good portion of them say they would rather put up with 4 more years of Obama, who they hate with a passion than be associated directly or indirectly in any way, shape, or form...or even seen...with Trump! Then, there's those Republicans who have stated they will vote for Hillary if Le Grande Orange becomes the GOP Nominee.

The Republican Party has brought all this up, themselves! The old Republican Cocktail Party crowd gave the Tea Party crowd, an invitation to consolidate with them...since then, old line Dumbos have fallen along the way in favor of the new Tea drinkers...and finally coming out of that marriage? their own demise.
The $64k Question: Who will lower their standards low enough...especially after the GOP's Primary follies, and the all the dirt that was thrown across the room...and agree to be the Trumpster's VP?

Donald Trump was right...he loves all those poor and  "Uneducated People", cause those precise uneducated people are his primary supporters! 


Trump’s improbable coup leaves Republican Party in an identity crisis - The Washington Post

Apr 28, 2016

Trump's Foreign Policy: The Danger of Ignorance

By RF Schatten


"Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a Fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it" ~~~ H.L. Mencken

Hey! Donald Trump knows as much about Foreign Policy, as he knows about the Military through all his "experiences" in Military School...yea! he wore a uniform and marched around the school...and he says that he gained more experience and knowledge about the subject of Military Science than any of the actual G.I.s deployed overseas today!
With 5 Military Deferments?...ahhyup! he sure learned a lot on how to BS people around...but not necessarily about Military Affairs!

This man actually suggested nuking Western Europe!...yes! Western Europe, folks!...to target Terrorists! And naturally Vladimir Putin loved that idea! "Donald Trump is an outstanding leader"!...if you're Putin, wouldn't you want Trump to win, too? Nuke one of our allies and you'll have a couple thousand ICBMs on their way from every part of the world, running "Hot" and aimed at NORAD and every other major military installation in the continental United States. Look! his constituency wants Armageddon to happen now!...so lets bomb Europe!
Bet Crazy Ivan can't wait to deal with this character, and the Trumpster really and truly believes he can BS his way around Vlad?

In his speech, he wants to return the US to the 'Peace through Strength' Philosophy of the Cold War! Listen, what can I say! he likes to build "Walls" between people...then, you'll hear the cries and echoes of 'tear down that wall, Mr. Trump'!
Japan and South Korea should develop Nuclear Weapons? as if there wasn't enough Countries around with Nukes to obliterate this Earth, now?!?!

Nukes in South Korea?...sure! just the bait to infuriate that Loony Tune who is way too crazy enough to start a war if justifiably threatened...much more than Daddy and about the same as Grandpa ever was!
And then having the gall in suggesting that Japan, with all their history and tragedy...get Nukes? That suggestion is an insult to all the Ignorant and Foolish People in the world...and even more, a disrespectful insult to a Japanese population who vowed at the 70th Anniversary of the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to continue their commitment to a "Nuclear Free Japan".

A Foreign Policy Speech, told by a glorified used car salesman, signifying absolutely nothing except pushing to sell you his glorious product...himself! Criticizing Obama's Foreign Policies for not getting the Olympics? Oh, yea! Benghazi too!
Just when everyone in the GOP was trying to put Benghazi and that subject in the political back-burner, since the committee's cost and lack of evidence became a joke and a financial embarrassment to the Grand Old Party.

By his Speech and complete lack of knowledge on Foreign Affairs, it's obvious that The Donald is the most unqualified political candidate in this Nation's history...even Sarah Palin with her relatively small political governing experience looks like a Scholar compared to Trump...a dumb stupid scholar. And this is the best the Republican Party has to offer??

The absolute best description of Trump's failed exercise in public speaking came from Jason Easley of PoliticusUSA, who wrote; "Donald Trump’s major Foreign Policy speech was riddled with Lies, Inconsistencies, Fox News Talking Points, Conspiracy Theories, and hit a Level of Stupidity that had previously only been seen in work of Sarah Palin"

Maybe the hockey mom can persuade Trump to use her brilliance, and have her get picked as his VP. What a show from now till Convention time in Cleveland!...Sarah and the Trumpster versus Cruz and Carly "The Witch" Fiorina! Oy Vey!


In Foreign Policy Speech, @realDonaldTrump Comes Through Despite Efforts To Appear Presidential | Foreign Policy

Apr 24, 2016

Perceptions of Hillary...how Reality Kills the Argument

 By RF Schatten


"One of the perils of journalism is the human brain’s penchant for sorting information into narratives. Even false narratives can take on a life of their own because there is always information arriving that can confirm a narrative" ~~~ Nicholas Kristof

There's not that much argument it pretty much started with the Conservative Right's distaste for the Clinton name and the continuous 'narratives' thrown by the Right into the public's perception of the next Clinton...Hillary Rodham Clinton. Much like the "Kennedy" name, for Republicans, "Clinton" is the new "Kennedy"

Is Hillary Clinton Dishonest? to Clinton haters she is and forever will be. But to Clinton supporters she's not! The argument will never change...whether they dislike her cause she stood by her man, old Slick Bill, or because her Public Political positions.

Does she take contributions from Big $$$? Sure she does!...and Bernie may not, and I highly respect his Idealistic spirit...but as long as that gross amount of Money used to Finance Campaigns now days, is not finally stopped, Republicans will continue to use as much as it takes to win elections. You want to win? need to be pragmatic and understand how to play the game of politics.
I'm totally against the whole idea of money financing a Politico's career, but taking the moral High Road is not going to win you too many elections...when you're playing with the Devil, you got to play fire with fire!!!

"Reality doesn't bite, rather our Perception of Reality bites" ~~~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

So the question remains; Is Hillary Clinton Dishonest? According to PolitiFact, she's Truthful or mostly truthful 50% of the time. Bernie Sanders is truthful or mostly truthful 49% of the time...then compared to John Kasich at 52%...and finally it goes way! way! downhill to Ted Cruz at 22%, and last but not least, Le Grande Orange himself, the Trumpster at an incredible 9%!! Ahhyup! Trump lies 91% of the time!...and the Trump supporters love him for it!!
The perception of dishonesty appears in many politicos, but again, it's just a perception! As Kristof say's in his Article; Jill Abramson, who spent decades as a journalist either investigating Clinton or overseeing investigations of her, and who certainly isn’t soft on the Clintons, concluded in The Guardian: “Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest and trustworthy.”

"I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to Compromise and that All Principles can be compromised to serve a Greater Principle" ~~~ Andrew Carnegie

Then there's the perception that Bernie and Hillary will never agree and if Bernie loses, all his supporters will idealistically sit it out. Even Bernie, will 'compromise' to serve a much greater principle.
Talks of Party Unity are coming out loud from both camps...and expect the VP to be a Bernie supporter! with Bernie getting his plank or planks adopted by the DNC's Platform Committee, and becoming a much bigger player in the Senate with much more power, once he returns as a "Democrat" as expected.

Yes! Hillary and Bernie are in pre-convention discussions...and it shouldn't surprise anyone how much more they have in common than not. Too long of a list to write, so check InsideGov.com and compare their stance head to head on all the numerous issues, and see for yourself on what...and on how they disagree...it's not really much!.

What's the real difference between Hillary and Bernie? It's how you perceive things. You can say that Hillary is the Pragmatic version of Bernie's Idealism...they agree on 'almost' every issue, except they each have their own very unique and different way of achieving their goals.

The one name that keeps popping up on Clinton's "short list" of VPs is a big Bernie supporter from Beantown...Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the #1 Anti-Wall Street US Senator in the Country. And the media will play the story till Hell freezes over. Yes! the all-female "Dream Team" of Clinton/Warren.
Imagine a Clinton/Warren ticket vs the misogynistic Donald Trump and a Republican anti-women Platform...with those two ladies? The Donald's hair will not stay that color for long!...yes! with Hillary as Prez, and Elizabeth as VP? Start passing the Valium and Pepto Bismal to Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican Senate!

Is Hillary Clinton Dishonest? - The New York Times

Apr 17, 2016

Republican Civil War: Donald Trump vs the RNC

 By RF Schatten


"Out of Chaos, comes Order". Nietzsche must be rolling in his grave...probably never expected a 'Reverse Theory' of his thoughts. In today's Party of Dumbo, out of traditional Republican Conservative Order...comes Chaos.

Does anyone expect anything less from this batshit group of clowns? It's been a Political Freakshow from Day 1...and lead by the biggest Freak to hit the American Political Theater ever!
Donald Trump has manipulated the coverage by the Press, insulted and disrespected all the Candidates on both sides, and even Foreign Countries!...and tries to continually intimidate the Republican Party in getting everything he wants, ever since he announced his candidacy as a Republican.

Now, Reince Priebus...after a talk with "The Donald"...laid down the Rules, and they're not going to be changed for Trump! So, if Donald is going to get his way? he might as well declare War on the GOP...and, so he did!
First, warning the GOP that if he doesn't get the nomination, "there's going to be Riots in
Cleveland"...now warning them that if they don't change the rules (to
his liking), "It's going to be a 'Rough' July Convention"!

In the words of "The Mick"; 'You can't always get what you want'!! No Donny Boy! if you want to play Politics...you gonna have to play by 'their' Rules, not yours...this is not your playground and you don't own it! And if you don't want to play by their rules, you can always quit and go home!...I don't believe anyone in the GOP is going to shed a tear, if
you do so.

Everyone is complaining that the Rules are Rigged...in both Political Parties! The reality? no, they're not...there's not much difference today than other years. Reince Priebus said; “Each individual State determines how they’re going to allocate their Delegates. So, it’s up to the Campaigns to 'know the Rules' and compete in each of those States within the Rules.”
It's pretty much the same in the Democratic Party. Know the Rules in every state, work inside each Local & State Party Committee, attend meetings, organize and build up within the local Community, and become a Party Activist...and you can't file lawsuits just cause people don't agree with you! Why do you think it takes a good 3-4 years to prepare for a run in a National Election?

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio from July 18th to the 21st, is going to replace Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey as the Greatest Show on Earth! Their old Clown Car just can't compete with the fame of the GOP's Clown Car...and with all due
respect to the great Emmett Kelly...the GOP Cast of Political Clowns who call themselves "Contenders", are more hilarious than a thousand clowns.
You can even get the Popcorn and Peanuts, sit in front of the TV, and watch and laugh to your heart's content!

People watch certain sports for the Blood, that Car Wreck, to see someone get smashed to bits like in the MMA. Political Conventions are fairly tame to what they once were...such as the Walk-out by Strom Thurman and the Dixiecrats in 1948, and the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago!...but Cleveland? is going to be a doozy!

The hope for most viewers is to see Trump and Cruz finally unable to take it anymore, just slug it out and destroy the hell out of each other...and the Winner gets the nomination!

It's just too bad the Secret Service spoiled people's expectation of seeing a true Western Gunfight, by not allowing all these Buckaroos to open-carry inside the Convention. And to our shame!...as the entire world just keeps watching!

Donald Trump Tells RNC: Reform Rules Or Face 'Rough' July Convention

Apr 14, 2016

GOP Theatrics...Ted Cruz: "Stimulating One's Genitals"

 By RF Schatten


The Grand Old Party's continuing exercise in Political Burlesque has now moved on from Tits and Asses...and the size of one's Hand compared to the size of their Penis...to Dildos and the Stimulation of One's Genitalia! Ahhyup! Good old reliable Masturbation...Ted, just will not go quietly into the night!

"There is no substantive due-process Right to stimulate one's genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship" ?!?!WTF?!?! The progression of our current crop of Republican candidates have taken the direction of this Election, as Charles P Pierce says; right into the gutter. They have replaced issues such as the Economy and Foreign Policy, with talking points such as who has the hottest wife to comparing each others' protruding part size!

How did this story came out? Politicos should know better by now...no one is safe with Social Media lurking into public records these days...just Google it! Apparently, as Solicitor General in Texas, Ted Cruz prosecuted a case defending a State Law criminalizing the sale of Dildos and other Sex Devices or Toys.
Stores in Austin, Texas that were selling sexual devices and sex toys and another retail distributor, challenged a Texas Law outlawing the 'sale and promotion of supposedly "obscene" devices'. Their  case's argument? The state law violated the right to privacy under the 14th Amendment...that many people in Texas used Sexual Devices as an aspect of their sexual experiences. A Federal Judge ruled that the sale of "Sex Toys" was not protected by the Constitution.

In 2007 Cruz filed a 76 page Brief calling on the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to uphold the Lower Court's decision and permit the Law to stand. He lost that horseshit argument when the Court ruled that government did not have a legitimate role to play in "discouraging prurient interests in autonomous sex and the pursuit of sexual gratification unrelated to procreation"...the Government just doesn't have a right to control the morals or sex habits of anyone! They don't have the right to tell you what to buy, what to wear, or what to do...or how to do it!!

Which takes us to that part of the argument made by Raphael Edward Cruz; 'No substantive due-process right to stimulate one's genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship'. In other words...the belief that the Act of Masturbation should be outlawed! Uh-huh!...Reeeally, Ted!

Sooner or later the Trumpster is going to get out his sound-bytes on this idiotic issue...better than talking real Politics during this Presidential cycle! Neither of them know anything serious to talk about...since, they're on the losing end in every issue with the rest of this Country.

All the GOP can do at this stage of the game, is to keep this show running till convention time and hope everyone gets out alive and well when it's all over in Cleveland, and just hope for the best. I said it before, and I'll say it again; Cleveland deserves better!

Using "Masturbation" as a Political issue by spewing his Fundamentally Religious undertones into today's Political Theatrics. Only closet-minded degenerates would push the Bible to condemn whatever they want to consider immoral to further their own political ambitions...and with the self-proclaimed Messiah of the Masses telling you so...you know he can't be wrong!
It's a pissing contest to determine which one of them can't be wrong, cause both Trump and Cruz...by their own admission...know everything! just ask their followings! Heir Trumpf has all the Batshit Fascists of America, and the Messiah has Fundamental Christian America and its Batshit Flock of followers. After a daily diet of Tea flavored Kool-Aid, their beloved supporters will believe anything they are told.

"Ted Cruz thinks people don't have a right to "stimulate their genitals." I was his college roommate. This would be a new belief of his." ~~~ Craig Mazin

First, all the allegations about the swarm of mistresses this wholesome moral human being has or had...could they be true? For a real shock impact? Yes! The reality? maybe, not all of them. But not stimulating one's genitals cause the Bible says it's immoral?
Oh, come on Ted! you're a grown man with a Wife, 2 Kids, and a couple of Mistresses...and you're against Masturbation cause is sinful? Sure, pal!
If Stimulating One's Genitals is considered illegal, a crime under President Cruz, how would they catch a perpetrator? I guess you have to get used to whacking off fast!

And these characters...in every sense of the word...  are the GOP's Best and the Brightest? Stimulate your Genitals...maybe you can fantasize enough to believe that!

Ted Cruz Thoughts on "Stimulating One's Genitals" - Masturbation

Apr 7, 2016

Who's Politicizing Who?...The Politicization of SCOTUS

 By RF Schatten


"If there is a nuclear tactic being used here, I submit it is the use of that Obstruction where a willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from voting on the President's Judicial Nominees" ~~~ Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

First, it was that America should wait till after the Elections, so a mandate of the people can decide the next President's choice for the Highest Court in the land...that horseshit, about a non-existent rule that's against confirming Supreme Court Appointments of “lame-duck” presidents...did not sell too well with the rest of the Party! Or did the Chairman of the US Senate "Judiciary" Committee tend to forget the Law, and the US Constitution?

That Ship of Fools that disguises itself as the once proud Grand Old Party...which bleeds for that Red White and Blue Patriotism, for our Forefathers, and the US Constitution...is sinking faster than the Titanic! 

Maybe Chuck Grassley just didn't read Article II Section 2 of US Constitution?...that states: "The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session". There has been 10 Recess Appointments made in US History...only George Washington's appointment of John Rutledge was later Rejected by the Senate.

The last four appointments were made in the 20th Century; Oliver Wendell Holmes by Franklin Roosevelt...and Chief Justice Earl Warren, William Brennan, and Potter Stewart...all by a Republican named Eisenhower!  So, it's not unusual...it's not "Obama" and the Democrats that wrote that Constitutional Article and that Section, so live with it.

But, Republican Obstruction to Barack Obama has to continue till their last dying breadth, this Political Burlesque staged by the GOP doesn't have a happy ending, it'll cost them a few Senate careers and more than a few US House careers...and put them in a very dangerous position of loosing their Majority!
Will the Republicans risk those type of loses just to remain stupid and hateful?...and keep obstructing Barack?...you bet! And in an Election cycle, at that!
Personally, it's too late in the game to change strategies...and with an almost assured volatile Convention coming up in Cleveland? The mutually assured destruction of the Grand Old Party as they crash and burn, live on TV and Internet Streaming around the world!...too bad they can't carry their six-shooters inside...what a show would that had been!?!?

Now that the "Lame Duck" excuse for obstructing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland fizzled, or even the "Blame it on Obama" shtick!...what on earth is going to be their next excuse? and who is Grassley going to blame for his miserable failure? Chief Justice John Roberts!! Yes! George Dubya's own John Roberts!

Why John Roberts? Somebody has to take the blame for the delay, cause Chuck Grassley just doesn't have the cojones to take responsibility...he's the "Chairman" and it's his committee, but continues to use the Republican blame game...never them. Now it's Robert's turn to be at fault for the "Politicization of the Supreme Court", "Physician, heal thyself"...good 'ol John Roberts is now Politicizing SCOTUS?  "Politicizing" it like Bush v Gore? or maybe like Citizens United v Federal Elections Commission? Of course, to Republicans...oh no! 'that' was not Political!
 
As Harry Reid said about Grassley and the GOP; “What needs mending is the Judiciary Committee under his Chairmanship, which he has annexed as a political arm of the Republican Leader’s office"...Grassley has "Sacrificed the historical independence of the Judiciary Committee in order to do the bidding of the Tea Party and the Koch Brothers.”  That sacrifice appears to be the beginning of the end of the GOP, and Dumbo's transformation to a political White Elephant.

Obama’s SCOTUS selection begins to crack up conservatives: Chuck Grassley delivers stunning rebuke of Chief Justice John Roberts on the Senate floor - Salon.com

Mar 29, 2016

Yearning for a Gunfight inside the GOP's National Convention

 By RF Schatten


Gunfight at the OK Corral?...how about Gunfight at the Quicken Loans Arena?!?!

Sorry folks! but the Secret Service just spoiled all the fun for the Democrats and everyone else, by not permitting this spectacle to occur...the ultimate scripted reality show, where everyone knows the ending right from the very beginning. Yes! who wouldn't have loved to see Cruz and Trump, just go at each other in a good old fashioned Gunfight at the Republican's National Convention Clown Show?...winner takes all!

It's all show for Trump who responded with; "I think you'd have riots, if I'm not the nominee". Now he's baiting riots...and threatening Lawsuits with everyone at the RNC, if he doesn't get what he wants? Incredible! you have the Trump factions...all the KKK, Neo-Nazi, and Benito Mussolini supporters enjoying their new found love for Ohio and their Open-Carry Laws.
Then from the great state of Texas!...comes the Cruz Crew of raving batshit lunatics and their open-carry, all in full gear ready to march into Cleveland with their Guns, Crosses, and Bibles...if those Trump jerks try anything, the Cruz jerks are going to be ready and on the lookout for snipers.

Oh! it would've been so much fun, watching politically lobotomized brainless Zombies  going up against a bunch of 'Black Hat' Cowboys right out of Blazing Saddles...the people of the land, the common clay of the American West, the "Bundy" generation of Buckaroos. As Willie Nelson says; :"Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be Cowboys"

And they really expect the GOP to make a case for carrying firearms in a place where hundreds of Republican Congressional Legislators, both at State Level and the US Congress, congregates?? Like the Law that allows people in Atlanta to carry Guns into Bars!!

The GOP is dangerously playing with Murphy's Law! something is going to happen, sooner or later when a bunch of screwball lunatics decide to settle their disagreements in Cleveland...while, all being fully armed. Put the Guns down and settle the differences respectively? In you dreams!

The damage to the Republican Party has been a work in progress...this, is just the icing on the cake. Debates about Penis Sizes, Tits and Ass, and now my wife is hotter than your wife! Sinister persuasions to people to beat up others at Campaign events!  And now, trying to force the Grand Old Party into accepting him...by baiting more hate, and even Riots in the streets!

Maybe, it would've been better just to allow all the delegates to pack a gun...a Great Cleveland Shootout would've wiped out and cleaned up all that batshit waste on both camps, and would allow the Republicans to rise up from the ashes of all the chaos and begin to rebuild. Sorry Cleveland! you do deserve better!

Secret Service: No guns inside GOP convention - CNNPolitics.com