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Feb 09 2016

A Progressive Statist Is Attempting a Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party

Trump’s mask has been slipping as he campaigns in New Hampshire:

In a nearly one-hour speech, Trump railed against pharmaceutical companies. He railed against oil companies. And insurance companies. And defense contractors. And he set himself against a political system that he said allows big-money corporate “bloodsuckers” to control the government with campaign contributions.

“Whether it’s the insurance companies, or the drug companies, or the oil companies, it’s all the same thing,” Trump said. “We’re never going to get our country back if we keep doing this.”

Trump promised to allow the government to negotiate drug prices — a common position among Democrats but rarely heard at nominally Republican events. He said he would not raise military spending, arguing that the nation’s defenses can be improved without increasing its already huge Pentagon budget. He promised tough sanctions on American companies that move jobs overseas.

The word “nominally” is appropriate. Trump is not a Republican in any meaningful sense, and far less is he a conservative. Policy-wise, he would be similar to Bernie Sanders. He is using populist rhetoric to attempt a hostile takeover of the Republican Party on behalf of Big Government statism. His nomination would be not just a setback but a catastrophe for conservatives.

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A left-wing populist hijacking the GOP.

Hat tip: Right Wing News.



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  • BobSykes

    Actually, the Republican Party is a center-left party dominated by its liberal wing. It has been this way for decades. There is not a single New Deal or Great Society program that the Republican Party opposes or would eliminate if it could.

    Progressivism has deep roots in the Republican Party, going back at least to Teddy Roosevelt and including such stalwarts as Hoover, Nixon (affirmative action, negative income tax), and both Bushes. Trump fits in nicely.

    The Democrat Party is a full-blown socialist party dominated by its communist wing.

  • Gman

    “A Progressive Statist Is Attempting a Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party”

    But that’s enough talk about Rubio and his amnesty.

  • JB

    I’d be much more open to buying that argument, if GOP bosses and top donors weren’t openly threatening to support Hillary’s campaign if Trump wins the nomination, and Murdoch wasn’t pushing for Kerry to run.

    I’ve got my concerns about Trump’s ambitions, but anybody that stirs the pot enough to cause the traitors to out themselves has my respect. Cruz is nothing more than a way for the RNC to pressure Trump to exit the race, and the moment he’s out of the way, Cruz’s RNC insiders will implode his campaign like Perry’s in 2012.

  • Pretty Pd off

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Ah, but Gang-of-8-Banger Rubio is better, right?

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/04/marco-rubios-7-top-achievements-u-s-senate/

What’s with the Anti-Trump vitriol anyway? I’ve been on Moonbattery for over 10 years – at least it feels as if it’s been that long – and for the first time I am beginning to wonder about you.

I alos noticed that Mark Levin calls R. Paul a “conservative” while bashing Trump, yet it’s Paul who loves to hang out with Fat Al Slim Shady the RACIST Sharpton.

A number of Radio hosts have been going soft on Rubio lately, all but Savage in fact. Rush says he’s not an Establishment guy, Levin’s been talking him up since Iowa and the Redeye Radio Crew is selling him as a “Conservative” as well, while taking apart every little detail about Trump and nothing about No-Show Rubio the RINO who has now apparently replaced the Bleb as the Establishment Candidate.

    I am begging to suspect the GOP is trying to slip us the Rubio and would expect a site like Moonbattery to be onto this little scheme and maybe take timeout from the incessant Trump bashing to do a little work on The lightweight Gang Banger with the ginormous ears.

    I think we all get ti how you feel about Trump by now and you’re certainly free to do as you please on your own site, but I am a little sad to see this happening on my favorite site.

    That said, I would definitely vote for Cruz – or Carson – if he were the Nominee, but other than that.. I’ll do like Savage and stay home. No way I would ever vote for the Gang-of-Eighter or Al Pal Paul, who is out anyway, but just for the record.

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  • Bob

    Rubio would be better. So would Cruz.

  • TICKED OFF

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BINGO!!! 

Trump threatened to run ONLY if the GOP failed to do its job and OPPOSE Omoslemba and put up and support real Patriot candidates.

You have any idea how much money the guy is losing due to running for president?! And I don’t mean just what he is spending on his campaign.

TALKING ABOUT STATISTS, Moonbattery: You can rest assured that if he does not win, politicians of both sides will zero in on his businesses for the rest of his days.

I’too do not like all of his views, most importantly on Property Rights, but I do believe he is running because he sees America threatened by a Tidal Wave of Turd World “immigration” which is now flanked by a vast moslem hijra, fueled by the imam in the White House.

Trump should be President and have Ted Cruz running DOJ so Hitlery can finally be made to pay for her Treason and jihadist mosks can be closed, which is like 99.99% of them.

Furthermore, I do think Trump will need Cruz to pick his Supreme Court Justices for him, in fact, he should pledge to hire Cruz for this job instead of veep. He’d be wasted as veep or even as a SCOTUS Justice.

    I just think First Things FIRST and that means: BUIL THAT WALL

    And while the wall is being built: ship back all the moslems the Omuslim’s been busy importing on our dime.

    think Trump is serious on that front. Everything else is secondary because once you have a Turd World Majority in this country and plenty of moslem terrorists to go with them, forget about property Rights or anything else.

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  • TICKED OFF

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    Yeah, why all the noise on Trump and nothing on No-Show Rube-io?!

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  • Barb’ra Bush

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    Whatever u say, Jeb..

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  • Van Spyke

    Just as the neo-cons redefined what conservatism is during the last thirty-five years, Trump came along and is redefining it yet again; i.e., Trump is redefining conservatism as America-first nationalism. IOWs, for the first time in MANY decades, we have a candidate who’s placing the interests of ordinary American citizens ahead of the interests of globalists and international corporations. That’s the kind of conservatism I’m in favor of.

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    Ditto!

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  • Lulu

    Sorry there’s nothing free market about crony capitalism. And it’s not a conservative principle (maybe Republican) that a pharmaceutical company sells the say the 90 pill cure for hepatitis C for 90k in the U.S. and less than 5k in India and then has the U.S. government make it illegal for U.S. citizens to buy the drug from India.

  • Lulu

    Well if you want a one-party country then vote Rubio because open borders and amnesty will get you a Democrat only country.

  • Lulu

    Because Rush and Levin are GOP first – it’s called controlled opposition.

  • Pretty Pd off

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    LOL The GOP’s been taken over by statists since God-Knows-When, with a few years of relief provided by Ronald Reagan.

    Who is more statist: Mitch “the chin” McConnel, Paul Ryan and their ilk or Donald Trump?!

    Seriously…

    Moonbattery’s been going a bit Moonbatty recently..

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  • STATIST

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    (1) The Rubio-Schumer Gang of Eight Bill

    The Washington Examiner’s Byron York has described the 2013 Rubio-Schumer bill as Rubio’s “signature accomplishment.” Although Santorum seemed reluctant to mention it, Rubio’s immigration bill is probably the first accomplishment that comes to mind when anyone thinks of Rubio’s very brief career in the U.S. Senate.

    Rubio’s immigration bill would have tripled the issuances of green cards, doubled the dispensation of foreign worker visas, and granted citizenship — and, thereby, welfare access and voting privileges — to illegal immigrants.

    Reports ranging from the The National Review, to the Tampa Bay Times, to the Washington Post, to the New Yorker have all suggested that the Gang of Eight bill would have likely not passed the Senate if not for Sen. Rubio’s tireless efforts. Indeed, Rubio was the key salesman of the Obama-backed immigration agenda. As Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker reported at the time, Rubio served as “the Gang’s official ambassador to the right,” and was able to convince prominent conservatives to promote the open borders legislation.

    Lizza wrote: “[Democratic Senator Bob] Menendez told me that Rubio’s role was to ‘work over the conservative universe, particularly the conservative opinion-maker universe,’ in order to ‘neutralize them’ and, in some cases, ‘proselytize them.’ Schumer said, ‘He’s the real deal.’”

    Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin told Lizza, “[Rubio] has been invaluable… He’s willing to go on the most conservative talk shows, television and radio, Rush Limbaugh and the rest.”

    Moreover, Rubio was also able to successfully strike down all conservative amendments to the Gang of Eight’s proposal. As Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
    pointed out, ““Marco and Schumer basically had a secret deal to block all amendments.” Indeed, Rubio joined Chuck Schumer in voting down an amendment offered by Sen. Thune, which would have required the completion of a double-layer border fence. He also successfully defeated an amendment offered by Sen. Vitter, which would require the implementation of an exit-entry tracking system in order to prevent foreign nationals from illegally overstaying their visas.

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  • 762×51

    How funny. After reading and posting on this site nearly every day for the better part of a decade, I recognize almost none of the screen names that have posted on this particular thread. Makes me wonder how genuine they are.

  • MAS

    Breaking my general rule not to respond to those with blocked profiles because they tend to be trolls;
    So then the solution is to ignore the facts and put another one, possibly an even worse one, into power?

  • MAS

    It’s one of the major reasons I don’t like blocked profiles. You I know because you are a regular but the Trump crew I have no idea how legit they are and have no way to vet their posts. This crew below could be posting the same bot responses all over the web and we would have no way to know. It’s not like Uncle Sugar can’t do a proctology exam on our web history and worse if we block profiles on Disqus.

  • 762×51

    Yeah, they look phony to me as well. It was weird to not see any familiar screen names among the posts. They must have jumped on this as soon as it went up. That is a Progressive tactic which makes Dave’s point about Trump.

  • STATIST? – you decide

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    (3) Blocking Curbs to Muslim Immigration

    Rubio told Sean Hannity he’d “hate” to block funding for Obama’s refugees, and suggested that curbs on Muslim migration would be unconstitutional. This pro mass-migration offensive helped give Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI the space he needed to wave in a vast new group of Muslim migrants.

    Rubio further lent aid and comfort to Paul Ryan by joining a large group of Senators in voting down a proposal offered by Sen. Rand Paul to curb Muslim migration. Sen. Paul’s amendment would have suspended visa issuances to more than 30 Muslim countries with active Jihadist populations.

    Rubio has been one of the most ardent champions for increasing Muslim migration. The U.S. has admitted roughly 1.5 million migrants from Muslim countries since 9/11 on a permanent lifetime basis. Yet Rubio has sought to grow that number vastly. In 2015, Rubio introduced an immigration bill which would have allowed for an unlimited increase in Muslim migration.

  • STATISTUS MAXIMUS

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    You want to tell me that Trump is worse than McConnell, Ryan, Rubio and Jeb?

    You’re kidding, right?

    Rubio and the others want to OPEN the borders even wider. Trump draws huge crowds because he’s the most outspoken about the need to BUILD A WALL and DEPORT moslems.

    Ok, but he’s worse then all of the above, probably worse than Obama himself..

    Ok, whatever..

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  • MAS

    I have noticed no other candidate has such quick and vociferous responses to anything negative about them. I picture a herd of pajama boys in their basements getting paid per post. However being somewhat of a dinosaur the image of a server driven bot does not register as well.

  • MAS

    Breaking my general rule not to respond to those with blocked profiles because they tend to be trolls;

    Didn’t say that straw man troll, you did.

  • 762×51

    Could be either scenario as the Progressive money laundering operations provide plenty of money to support either one, though the pajama boys would be in their moms basement, not their own.

    A bot could crawl the web(called a spider in hacker speak) and then forward links to articles it found mentioning certain words or combinations of words to a group who then are paid to read and analyze for context and content the intent of those articles. Computer programs still cannot understand what humans mean even though they can recognize the words. The PJ boys then go to work to blast the offending articles and comments or just flood the site in a first strike like was done here. Pathetic any way you slice it and very reminiscent of something Killary would do.

  • rambler

    I’m not seeing those profiles as blocked. It’s more like they are “guests” which means having no profile to block which is different than those with profiles marked private. Either way there is no posting history.

  • ScarletPimpernel

    I’m beginning to think many Trump supporters were previously behind Ron Paul sycophants…..

  • Dirty Dutch

    Hiya doll.
    <3

  • bassman2016

    You are just crazy … Trump is all about getting rid of Common Core and the Department of Education, of completely revamping the VA, of making Health Care Free Market throughout the country, of undoing Obama’s Executive Orders and Actions and so much more that reduces government and puts in Free Market replacements. Obviously, you don’t know what “Statist” means.

  • bassman2016

    Hooray, you Get* it!

  • bassman2016

    Gee, it couldn’t be a combination of ignorance and blind belief, could it? 🙂

  • rambler

    Hiya Sunshine.

  • Dirty Dutch

    (((-:

  • TED

    I was FOR EITHER, UNTIL, the Trump RADICALS started attacking ANYONE that did not BOW and PRAISE LORD TRUMP. ATTACKING your own side is NOT what this country is about! THAT is just MORE leftist goose-stepping. No wonder the left like him!

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  • MicahStone

    The KING OF MEAN attacks THE GREATEST ONE…

  • MicahStone

    The KING AND QUEEN OF MEAN…

  • MicahStone

    An unprincipled opportunist that should NEVER BE TRUSTED…

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  • Not a fan of The Donald, but I don’t see this as any “takeover”. Just an obnoxious windbag flexing an enormous ego. I do find it hard to believe that anyone could take Trump seriously simply by his spouting grandiose claims of achieving “greatness”. Each to his own, I suppose.

  • cjkcjk

    If it weren’t for Trump everybody would be quiet on immigration with the possible exception of Cruz. If it weren’t for Trump all the Rep. candidates would be herded and browbeaten by the media. I admire the guy for just those two achievements which had seemed insurmountable before he arrived. Cruz and Carson are more inline with my thinking, but DAMN! WTF is the matter with you people who hate Trump?
    Bitching, bitching, bitching, about the media and then finally someone comes along to tell those liars that they are liars to their faces and everyone gags on a gnat and swallows a camel.
    I/we owe Trump.

  • cjkcjk

    You guy’s sound like Demonrats. I absolutely hate Ron Paul and don’t like his son either. I truly believe that without Trump having energized the Republican base, Jeb would have been a shoe in.
    BTW I like Cruz the best, but I have to admire the man who finally taught our candidates how to handle the media.

  • Jingles

    better save all your silly pics and photoshop loser cruz in, lol

  • Jingles

    how ironic, all you do is attack Trump. No matter, he’s winning 🙂

  • arctic_front

    MAS, I’m new here, also a Canadian who really doesn’t have a dog in this hunt, except that when the Elephant (USA) rolls over, the Mouse (Canada) gets crushed. I consider myself a small-c conservative, and if I were a citizen of your fine country, I’d align myself as a Tea Party type. I like both Cruz and Trump for different reasons, the other’s are just not made from sterner stuff. Cruz I like because he is a staunch Constitutionalist, or claims to be. I think American needs to swing hard towards that. I like Trump because he is not politically correct and speaks with the voice of many,many hard working Americans who just want to wrestle their country back from Wall Street thieves and beltway professional politicians. A mixture of both men would be ideal. If there can be only one, I’d have to go with Trump based on his obviously successful business acumen, proud patriotic defense of America, and his closing off the borders to illegal immigration. Cruz and the rest play lip-service to illegal immigration because their big-money establishment donors want a steady supply of cheap labor. I shun any government policy that forces business or commerce to adhere to market manipulating regulations, but keeping out immigrants who refuse to enter legally, stealing jobs of American Citizens, driving wages and benefits down, is also a free-market manipulation BY the big employers that uses people not legally in the country. They should be prosecuted and imprisoned for all illegal employees working for them. No green card, SSN, or naturalized citizenship, no work, sorry, good bye. Then the true market forces will adjust wages based on supply and demand for labor and it’s true value will be established. As for sending jobs off-shore… use a ‘carrot-stick’ policy. Tax breaks for creating jobs, and huge import tariffs for manufactured imported goods by U.S. owned corporations (read: Nike, Walmart, ect). Make it profitable to build and run factories at home but with a limit on organized labor, AKA, right to work. Corporations pay taxes, individuals pay taxes, even low income people on welfare pay taxes. Everybody should feel the burn of high taxes for the cost of social programs and welfare. Things will balance themselves out. it will take time, but it will swing the pendulum the ‘right’ direction.
    These are just a few of my radical ideas.

  • Lockstein13

    SO…because you don’t “know me”, my opinion is suspicious?
    Weak argument.

    I’m GLAD I’m not part of your “club.”

  • Lockstein13

    THAT is utter nonsense.
    Cruz has an ARMY of posters who flood sites like Gateway Pundit (and many others).

    You apparently have the need to rationalize your frustration by lobbing – metaphorically speaking – spitballs from the peanut gallery.

  • MAS

    “THAT is utter nonsense”

    Not really since the discussion was on Moonbattery and about Moonbattery. I am beginning to see why you Donald devotees endorse him so blindly…you cannot even summon the intellectual muscle to read what is written, in context, without imposing your misconceptions on the poster. Pay attention it’s not as expensive as not doing so.

    Oh and I am not frustrated, I am amused at The Donald cult’s antics whenever they think anyone blasphemes him. You folks are funny…in a rabid sort of way.

  • Auburn Rapunzel

    You mean like when everyone was bowing down and calling Romney the “last, best hope” for the Republicans, to the point of advising the rest of us to “hold nose and vote for him” lest those precious Supreme Court appointments be made by the guy who wound up winning anyway?

    Just sayin’.

  • Auburn Rapunzel

    Wait, you’re telling me the Republicans AREN’T progressive statists, closeted so that they can play Good Cop, Bad Cop with the American public?

  • MAS

    Wow, War & Peace in a post.;-)

    I like Trump for the show…kind of like The Apprentice. However like most scripted reality shows it becomes like watching professional wrestling, you know they are just play acting and it gets boring. If The Donald loves America so much and has such keen business acumen to apply to saving it, why does he have such a long history of financially supporting Neo-Marxists for political office? I smell a rat by his history and am very tired of the bait and switch of politics. You really think The Donald is above that sales tactic politically? How about if, like Ross Perot, there are lucrative government contracts dangled like a carrots for splitting the Republican field?

    As to the others, I am still holding my endorsement as I vet them until zero hour. Some (like J.E.B.) I will not vote for ever, others are wobblers, and some seem more solid. If forced to make my decision this instant I would reluctantly go with Cruz. Frankly, however, I don’t trust any of them at this point. In God I trust, all others keep your hands in plain sight.

  • TED

    EXACTLY!

  • tex

    OK, Battery, who ya gonna call instead? WMD-Bush; Read My Lips-Bush; Common Core-Bush; BigSugar-Rubio who causes us to spend 2x world price and sent our Candy mfrs to Mexico & Canada; Goldman Sachs-Cruz (wife also managing partner); $20K/yr/Student-Christie; Net Exodus out of OH-Kasich (a software consulting co just announced moving from OH to FL); Here’s the keys to the vault-Ryan who fully funded Obama’s plan to import 1000s of un-vetted middle east guys like those plaguing Europe; I’m for the insurance mandate-Gingrich (until 2011)?

    Have another Reagan in mind? Who? Friedman said he was the best so far (he did not say good, just better than the others), & accepting that, Reagan also spent way more than gov received, grew the government, increased SS taxes which turned into a Cash-cow for the politicians, including “conservative” Republicans, to spend every dime of the $2.6-2.8T it raised under pretext of covering SS for the next 100 years, and Reagan eliminated the interest deduction for the middle class. If you forgive Reagan for the non-conservative things he’s done; who now do you propose that will at least do no worse?

    Conservative? Bill Kristol’s Defn? Bill follows his dad, Irving’s defn as given in his book “Neo Conservatism” which includes more war, no problem with a big Gov, and universal health care among other such stuff.

    A Hostile Take over of the Republican Party sounds appealing compared to what they have done for decades.

  • TED

    1. YA KNOW, All the political cartoons I post PRO-Trumps are VERY FEW and FAR between. 2. Winning?

  • TED

    THE LEFT are here and PUSHING Trump, Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm??!!! It’s GOTTA make you wonder!!

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    See ABOVE… 😎

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    AND the LEFT are joining in FOR Trump??

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    OR previously behind OBAMA.

  • TED

    EXACTLY!

  • TED

    It’s SURELY energized the LEFT.

  • TED

    It’s an OLD and KNOWN tactic of the LEFT and of course their response is MILITANT DENIAL!

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    Example.

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    Trump, A used car salesman, he always WAS and still is.

  • TED

    ANOTHER NEW NAME leftist joins in…. Kos will miss you. 😎

  • MAS

    You really do have trouble following context don’t you? Here let me help; Context in this part of the thread was the flood of The Donald cult posters that seem to have just popped up out of nowhere when this site blasphemed their savior.

    Guess we now have a club eh 7.62×51? Maybe we could use it to beat some sense into these dim witted Trump trolls. At least this one can be vetted by previous posts because he has not hidden behind a blocked profile.

  • MAS

    Same kind of manic mind dead tactics. More cultish than anything else…maybe you are right.

  • 762×51

    QED

  • Jingles

    I’ve been around Moonbattery for almost a decade, but when the discus system kicked in my name changed. Not that it matters, yer still a tard.

  • Jingles

    yes, he won New Hampshire. Maybe you took too many pills yesterday and missed it?

  • 762×51

    Yep, it was a clean sweep for Progressives yesterday in NH., both parties Hardly a surprise that a bunch of Northeast libtards would vote for a Progressive in either party.

  • 762×51

    Club, knife, primary, secondary, which ever weapon it takes to put these Progressive fucks in the ground, once and for all, I don’t care.

    I have some 6k carbon fiber filament I’d like to try out as a garrote. I need to test the resin treatment I’m using for sizing.

  • TED

    ROTFLMAO!!!

  • TED

    Funny how ALL the LEFTARDS congregate on the Trumpster threads….

  • TED

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight! LEFTARDS ALWAYS have an excuse!!!! DECADE, LOLOLOLOLOLOL!

  • Jingles

    You really are an idiot, akin to a giggling schoolgirl. And there was no “excuse”, there was a clear statement of fact.

  • cjkcjk

    Yeah, I guess that’s why republicans are voting in record numbers. Right?

  • TED

    APPARENTLY BOTH… 😎

  • TED

    No more TROLL food. Bye!

  • Jingles

    Yeah, keep runnin, cucky 😉

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  • cjkcjk

    Look at the stats, Republicans more so ; )

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  • TED

    EXCELLENT!!! I REALLY DON’T CARE, AS LONG AS THEY ARE MOTIVATED!!!!!!

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  • cjkcjk

    Actually It seemed like you did care before I pointed that truth out.

  • cjkcjk

    Actually I get visions of a high schoolish like click composed of brown nosers patting each other on the back, or maybe the ass around here.

  • MAS

    And yet here you are talking smack. Bold talk for a blocked profile paid Trump troll.

  • TED

    I DO! Don’t YOU?!

  • cjkcjk

    I’m for Cruz, but recognize immaturity when I see it.
    When do you graduate?

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    yeah he’s flooding out the REAL substantial responses with these silly enormous graphics designed to frustrate readers, thus keeping them from reading all the way thru to the end.

    Fact remains: The incessant Trump-bashing is having the opposite effect. I hope this site doesn’t turn into another version of LGF..

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  • MAS

    And yet here you are complaining about the atmosphere. You could chose to ignore the posts you find so juvenile but noooo…here you are whining like buggery about it. Mr thinks thou dost protest too much.

  • cjkcjk

    Hypocrisy is indeed blind!!!!!!!! LOL!

  • cjkcjk

    Well you seem like an ok guy. I hope you understand where I’m coming from. I’m not a blind idiot who supports anyone without thinking but it can’t be denied that Trump has had a beneficial effect overall and a big one at that. Peace.

  • MAS

    Thanks, I feel almost as highly of you. Thanks for stopping by.

  • cjkcjk

    I spoke the truth, I couldn’t care less how you ‘feel’ about anything.

  • MAS

    How adult, now resorting to yo mama level. Donald is that you or your Jr High Mini Me?

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