Posted by: Helen Philpot | February 26, 2016

Can someone please tell me when exactly does the Republican Party have to finally take responsibility for unleashing these lunatics on the American people? 

Margaret, they are about to vote in my state honey, and then they’re coming for you.  Get ready. 

Can someone please tell me when exactly does the Republican Party  have to finally  take responsibility for unleashing these lunatics on the American people? I mean they gave us Sarah Palin and now this?  After years of pandering to uneducated, racist, gun-loving, women hating,  born again and again and again asshats, the Republican Party is finally reaping their reward – Donald Trump. And they don’t seem very happy with their harvest.

I saw an interview with a gay, black Republican congressman from Georgia who is supporting Rubio. I think that makes him a unicorn.  But anyway…  The reporter pointed out that Rubio doesn’t recognize the congressman’s relationship with his same-sex partner. The congressman responded by saying that was ok because neither did his mother.  Now if that ain’t the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.  Well it was, at least until I watched that debate.

Watching the debate I actually found myself  agreeing with Donald on a few things.  Rubio is a fool and Cruz is a liar.  The problem is… Donald Trump is an asshole.  And that was the Republican debate in a nutshell – an asshole standing between a fool and a liar.

And then there was crazy.  I’m speaking, of course,  about Ben Carson.  Seriously now.  What does picking a Supreme Court Justice have to do with  fruit salad?  He hardly has a thing to say all night, poor dear, and then ends with some bit about  his healing hands.  Good Lord, he spent most of the night with his hands in his pockets doing God only knows what. Why is he even there?  Oh that’s right.  So the Republican Party can pretend it’s the party of diversity. 

And then there was Kasich.  Bless his heart.

Anyway, back to the fool, the liar and the asshole.   That is the best and the brightest in the Republican Party?  Trump, Rubio and Cruz? If this group of idiots actually had an intelligent thought among them, it would die of loneliness. Maybe if we allow open carry at the next debate, they’ll all accidentally shoot one another and put us out of our misery. These fools couldn’t empty piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.

People, you get what you vote for and if you vote Republican that is what you get. A fool.  A liar. An asshole. Or that guy who was off camera most of the night asking politly to be attacked… Because that is the most any black man could ask for from the Republican Party.

And then there was Kasich. Bless his heart.

If you think I’m just being mean, so be it.  If you don’t believe me about Rubio being a fool, research his connections to the Koch brothers.  And if you don’t think Ted Cruz is a liar, research his Senate involvement with immigration reform.  And if you don’t think Trump is an asshole, read any book he’s ever written.

Listen.  I think the right choice is Hillary. Some of you think it’s Bernie.  Can we all at least agree that when the time comes we’ll get ourselves, our family members  and our friends off our asses and out to the polls to vote for the Democratic nominee regardless of who it is?  Because there are three words in the English language that we can never, ever allow to be spoken: President Donald Trump.  I mean it.  Really. 


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  1. Hey, Daniel WD – Haven’t seen you here before… I like you. Especially like your comment that if He, Trump chooses to run as a racist (whether he is or not) you’re going to take him at his word.

    Welcome to The Porch. Keep posting.

    Gato

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  2. Honestly, I don’t think Republicans will ever take responsibility for this oir anything else. They use the word responsiblity to abuse Democrats and anyone down on their luck. When it comes to their own promotion of violence and malice? Well, the rest of us need to be more open-minded, right?

    I’ve long since stopped giving the GOP and its supporters the benefit of the doubt.

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  3. it’s hilarious! i thought Americans would be smart enough to to recognise an asshole when they saw one. Vote Democrat! Please!

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  4. some time ago I came to the conclusion that politically correct is…wrong. when we say hearing impaired instead of deaf, that implies there is something wrong with ‘deaf’. not. that applies to crippled, short, blind…etc. p.c. is different than common courtesy. it is not civil behavior to be rude and to name call. we have lost our manners is what’s happened and we’ve lost the strength to repel, to refuse to accept less than civil behavior. when the man yelled out ‘liar’ at Obama at his state of the union address, the president should have called for the sgt at arms to remove that rude boor. when a handful of elected officials threatened to shut down the govt they should have had their bluff called. enough is enough…actually its become too much.

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  5. @Musings: you said, “I guess we’re trying to be politically correct (sort of)…”

    It is one of my major regrets that we’ve allowed the part of the conservative movement which likes to call its hateful displays regarding other people “just being honest and telling it like is,” and to define the act of simple courtesy and good manners as “politically correct.” I just don’t believe their mamas raised them right. There is already enough ugly in the world; can’t we at least observe the Golden Rule? “Politically correct” – another name for not calling people names and behaving as though others are ‘less than.’ In other words, just decent behavior.

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  6. I always love everything you write, Helen. My husband and I agree with you completely. You say everything we’re thinking in the wittiest way. I guess we’re trying to be politically correct (sort of)… but you’re saying just what we feel for us. Thank you.

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  7. Trump 2016…I like a man who
    knows when to think things over!

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  8. We are in so much trouble in this country, but your piece had me laughing out loud. It was so spot-on! Yes, I am voting Democratic even if Kermit the Frog is the candidate.

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  9. You give me reason to believe…thank you!!!

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  10. Just because

    http://comicallyincorrect.com/2016/02/29/winner-hands-down/

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  11. Thanks for the congrats

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  12. interesting take from Roz…
    ” maybe the Democratic Party, via Bernie’s campaign, can be reminded of their progressive roots and explicitly re-align themselves with the principals of a Democratic party that serves the interests of all citizens.”
    Well maybe Trump is the same thing to the RNC. Reminding the party leaders(moneymen) that we won’t blindly follow. Maybe Perot should have run against Bush in the Rep primary instead of as a third party, now there’s rumors of Romney running as a third party backed by the big money.
    Great…..The “Butcher of Benghazi” will then win and can pardon herself.
    And let me post this online(facebook for one) about how liberals really think about others that don’t knell down to them,”uneducated, racist, gun-loving, women hating, born again and again and again asshats”. Yep. The party trying to run as being for all people.

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  13. RIGHT ON!!

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  15. From a former White House staffer

    The most famous woman in the world would walk through the White House with no entourage, casually chatting up junior staffers along the way. She was by far the most prepared, impressive person at every Cabinet meeting. She worked harder and logged more miles than anyone in the administration, including the president. And she’d spend large amounts of time and energy on things that offered no discernible benefit to her political future—saving elephants from ivory poachers, listening to the plight of female coffee farmers in Timor-Leste, defending LGBT rights in places like Uganda

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  16. Right on Sister!
    Charles

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  17. Amen Helen! I so agree with you. I voted absentee over the weekend and the clerk at the court house asked me which party’s ballot I needed. I surprised myself by giving her a startled and dirty look like, what? Me vote for any of the clowns on the Republican side? Who do you think I am? Of course I did not utter one word but my look must have said it all. A Trump presidency would be a tragedy for America. I hope sanity prevails.

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  18. The democrat party is running a woman who has to be elected President in order to keep from going to prison!

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  19. I was tired of Rubio the moment he came to my current state of residence the day after Election Night 2012. (Yes, I’m in Iowa)

    I find it interesting that Ted Cruz’s former college roommate says that he wouldn’t vote for Cruz even if he was the last person on the ballot. Not to mention that he was born in Canada, and there is evidence that his parents were both on Canadian voter rolls, and Canada didn’t make dual citizenship legal until 1977, which was after he was born.

    Trump scares me. Carson and Kasich scare me even more because after Trump, Cruz, and Rubio, they *look* “moderate”, although Carson is probably popular with the racists in the GOP and TeaBag Party because he is inarticulate and fits their thoughts on what “an n-word” should look and sound like.

    I am undecided, but will vote Dem in November.

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  20. Actually I prefer Trump to Hillary. I will write Bernie in if Hillary steals the nomination. Sick and tired of reading how Bernie supporters aren’t being allowed to register, and how the caucuses are being mismanaged. #WomenforBernie

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  21. I’m in Georgia. My husband and I voted early last week – for Hillary! The top 3 Republicans seriously scare me.

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  22. You always hit the nail on the head. Thank you for your ascerbic wit and wisdom. You had me at unicorn. 😃

    Love you!!

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  23. When I saw the headline on my newspaper regarding the debate and my experience having seen a Latino soap opera I had an epiphany. Trump, Cruz and Rubio are actually auditioning for a role in a Latino soap opera after their (hopefully short) political careers are over. I know Trump isn’t a Latino, as far as we know, but he’s married to one and that should suffice. He could be the token ugly Americano who’s got all the worst attributes they see in some of us.

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  24. I agree with you completely. I am not a Republican, nor could I consider being one – ever, but I cannot be surprised at the Republican Party fielding candidates who so blatantly disrespect the office of the Presidency of the United States of America since they’ve set out to do just that from day one of President Obama’s terms in office. History will, of course, show what a great president he’s been as it will also show the poor showing of others who have held the office. George W. Bush comes to mind.

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  25. I’ve posted before that I’m a Bernie supporter, but will vote for the Democratic nominee over any other party’s candidate. However, I have to say that what I’m reading about Mrs. Clinton is making me consider her more Republican-lite than Democrat. And that worries me for our party AND our country, should she win the nomination, and then the general.

    I am so tired of voting for the lesser of two evils – and that, in a nutshell, is why it’s good we have a potential candidate with the character of Bernie Sanders. I sincerely hope he will be our nominee, and then our President. Remember, FDR couldn’t have done all he managed had it not been for public outcry. http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2010/11/fdr-wasnt-fdr-until-his-hand-was-forced.html

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  26. We are SO SO lucky in Oregon to have Kate Brown as our governor. She put legislation when she was secretary of state to REGISTER voters automatically when they got their drivers licenses. (Unless they wanted to opt out). So I can help register voters in others states. I mean it! Really! We have to HAVE TO get the voters out in November, no matter who is running on either side. The time is crucial. LET’S REGISTER FOLKS!

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  27. WEll SAID!!!!!!!!! Totally agree

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  28. Sure we can. Of course it would help if the DNC were actually, y’know, REGISTERING new voters these days. They aren’t — because the new, unregistered folks who want to vote are mostly Bernie supporters, and they don’t want those to turn out in the primaries. Problem is, that means they don’t get their votes in the general (no matter whom the nominee is)… not because these people are sulking and refusing to vote for Clinton, but because they aren’t getting the same courtesy that voters have had from the party for generations: an easy way to register, brought to where they are and inviting them to participate. And most people — no matter whom they support — won’t go out and look up ways to register and track one down and use it, if it *doesn’t* come to them.

    The Sanders campaign is doing its best to register new voters — no matter whom they may vote for — but it’s got limited resources; it can’t do the work that is supposed to be the DNC’s job. The DNC has made a cold, clear-eyed decision that they’d rather lose with Sanders than win with him; indeed, they’d even rather lose with Clinton if it’s necessary in order to block Sanders. This has nothing to do with what Sanders supporters may or may not choose to do and everything to do with the DNC/Clinton campaign’s choices… they’ve decided Trump would be better for them and their Wall Street backers than Sanders would, and they’re going to stick to it.

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  29. Karen in Ohio…I take your point.
    However, maybe the Democratic Party, via Bernie’s campaign, can be reminded of their progressive roots and explicitly re-align themselves with the principals of a Democratic party that serves the interests of all citizens. It needs to become the party that cares about Main St. as well as Wall St. and can find the funds for supporting both those interests.
    Perhaps that Democratic Party will inspire the support and votes of the large number of angry and detached voters needed to retain the presidency and gain seats in the senate….

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  30. Roz, the problem with your, and everyone’s really, characterization of Bernie is that he is not, nor never has been a Democrat. In fact, he has excoriated the Dems as often as he has the Republicans. His “plans” will come to nothing because of that, too, no matter what he says. Obama has had an uphill climb, but he’s been able to get some things done because he at least had the support of mist of the Democrats. Bernie is the odd man out, neither fish nor fowl, and no matter what he says he has far less influence than anyone else running, on either side.

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  31. Kasich is no saint. He has a terrible record on women’s reproductive rights. Don’t be fooled.

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  32. Thanks again Helen!
    Kathy, I’m wondering which candidate your disgusted husband will vote for…?
    Penny, couldn’t agree more!
    As for Hillary being a liar…I’m thinking that’s just what we can now expect from most of our politicians. There’s too much bait…in the form of monied support…to tell the truth… which would expose them all to be in the pockets of a small segment of our society…Wall St./ Corporations and the banks.
    Bernie repudiates all that and tells the truth…he doesn’t pander for votes. He tells the truth for votes. His life proves that he’s always stayed true to his belief in building a society that supports its members.
    Hillary did work for the children’s defense fund. No question. However, later on, she didn’t care come to the defense of the children of color whose fathers were incarcerated in record numbers due to the legislation supported/passed by her husband’s administration. Nor did the Clinton administration’s Welfare Reform legislation help children. We help children when we help their families and move in the direction of a just society. But, I haven’t heard Hillary speaking about that part of her husband’s administration. That’s not information she shares in her righteous speeches. But then, there’s so much more she doesn’t share cuz she’s in it for the money..which means accepting/maintaining the establishment. That’s code for..not gonna make waves. She’s telling the billionaires they don’t have to worry. Watch.. they won’t go after her. That’s why the corporate media keeps asking how Bernie will get it all done..they’re sowing doubt. He may not get it all done but he won’t be enriching himself at the trough of ‘public’ service. Hillary is a multimillionaire and has worked the system to that end.
    And yes, as I’ve written before… If necessary, I’ll vote for Hillary…and hope for a few crumbs to be tossed to the most vulnerable in our society.

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  33. OK. Here’s how it goes at my office. The R’s simply did not believe Trump months and months ago about running. He had pulled this kind of horseplay before. Hence, they were unprepared for his actual presence on the scene. And there were too damn many of them on stage! The only one to get stage time would naturally be the loudest and crassest (Trump). Frankly, umpteen possible candidates for the nomination actually means a weak party. Trump knows this. He knows that as a result no one in the party will take him to task early enough to make a damn difference. Trump is calling out the absolute worst in the electorate to support him and he may very well win every primary he enters. There is a Professor Norpath who claims to have predicted the winner of the general based on primary performance over the years. He picks Trump to win in November. One problem. Norpath’s creds are based on re-elections, and none of the winners were as off the rails as Trump. Further, Trump has yet to hit 50%. He is actually struggling over getting to that height. Clinton is over that mark. Clinton is also offering actual clarity of her policies and people are noticing that Trump does not. Frankly Trump is the weak one in this situation and Rubio and Cruz have divined that fact and are now aiming totally at him. Prediction: as the convention time nears for the R’s, more info about Trump’s background is going to come out and hit the fan and damage him. Another prediction: the evangelicals will still hold on to him but they are a small fraction of the electorate. I am already signed on as a volunteer at the nearby Hillary office. And as blistering as Trump et al. can be, I do expect to actually have fun! Its worth it! I mean it. Really.

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  34. I don’t care for Hillary for a variety of reasons, but she is still far superior to the opposition. I’ll choose Bernie in the primary and the Democrat in November.

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  35. Brilliant writing!

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  36. Y’know, “a fool, a liar and an asshole walked into a bar” could very well be a setup for a pretty good joke. Sadly, there’s no bar, and this ain’t no joke.

    So glad to have someone speak so loudly and clearly about this b.s.

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  37. HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. Of course you are absolutely correct! LOVE YOU!!!

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  39. Once again, thanks for the humor and sanity we all so desperately need at this terrifying moment in American politics!

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  40. I mean it too, Helen.

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  41. You’ve got that right. If this is the best they’ve got, this country is in big trouble. The most pathetic collection of Republican candidates I have ever seen and can’t imagine what people around the world think of this circus.

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  42. I could not have said it better…

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  43. From a former White House staffer

    The most famous woman in the world would walk through the White House with no entourage, casually chatting up junior staffers along the way. She was by far the most prepared, impressive person at every Cabinet meeting. She worked harder and logged more miles than anyone in the administration, including the president. And she’d spend large amounts of time and energy on things that offered no discernible benefit to her political future—saving elephants from ivory poachers, listening to the plight of female coffee farmers in Timor-Leste, defending LGBT rights in places like Uganda.

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  44. Helen, you make my day. You say what others are afraid to, more importantly, you make me laugh. Please keep on telling it like you see it. Thank you!

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  45. People say they like Trump because he says what’s on his mind… but his mind is as empty as a drum, and you can only listen to a drum solo for so long before you end up with a headache. Dear old Helen says what’s on her mind too… but her mind is more like an orchestra, so it was a joy to take a break from all the banging today to listen to the maestro Helen (with only a knitting needle as a baton) take down the entire Republican party… Thank you Helen!

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  46. In case you’all aren’t from the south or read for that matter, “Bless his heart”, isn’t a real blessing. Its just saying something nice when there is nothing nice to say.

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  47. Toni, I don’t think you looked very hard. Mrs. Clinton, who worked for six years as an attorney for the Children’s Defense Fund, was given a Humanitarian Award from the Elie Weisel Foundation, specifically for her efforts on behalf of children: http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/senatorhillaryclinton.aspx

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  48. I agree except that Hillary has no real conviction. She backs whatever opinion she’s paid to back. She lays claim to things she has never done. She recently was here in Nevada and had a bunch of commercials, one said she does so much for children. Being a research nut, I had to look it up. Surprisingly (ok, not really) I found nothing she has done for children. Another was to support gay marriage. Something she was against not long ago. I fund this insulting that politicians rely on us to be too lazy to remember or fact check their claims. This election is fixed (see the amount of fraud occurring) and a scene out of the Mad Hatters Tea Party. I stand in complete bewilderment that Republicans are followed by anyone, not only is Trump an asshole, he’s a complete narcissistl, nort a good choice for president!

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  49. Shared to my FB page. This season on the Republican side is surreal. And now the “pundits” say some of the top dogs are beginning to reconcile themselves to the inevitability of a Trump nomination. Of course, any of their choices is terrifying.

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  50. On point … with a bullet … and some high-octane in the acid wit that etched this posting on the page! Thank you!

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  51. No, M, Hillary is not a liar. Don’t fall for the propaganda from the right.

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  52. I’m sending this to Everyone who needs to read this!!

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  53. Problem, Hillary is as much of a liar as Trump is an ass, and Bernie just doesn’t seem to be quite all there.
    Anyone with any brains simply stays out of politics because of all the people that have nothing better to do than criticize others.

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  54. Hallelujah!

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  55. Excellent, as usual. Fool, liar, asshole. Perfect.

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  56. Kasich is our governor, and he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He does NOT deserve your blessing, trust me. He’s a liar and a shady creep who does the opposite of what he says. He’s done everything he can to destroy education in Ohio, and he just defunded Planned Parenthood here.

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  57. Is there away yo gollowthisblog on Facebook? I love it!

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  58. The 3 most frightening words in the English language? President Donald Trump!!

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  59. love you. love your words. hate what’s happening….

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  60. Spot on Helen, you spoke the truth, no one in the Republican Party can say that; and as for Kasich, bless his heart, he has done terrible things to my state of Ohio, but the country just doesn’t know about them yet. Can’t wait till he’s out of office; he is against anything of value, like Planned Parenthood, that he just defunded, a loss for women’s health care, and is ruining our schools.

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  61. Actually along with asshole one would have to add liar to the Donald. What a pathetic pandering to the ignorant masses and the inciting of the “christian” in this debate. NO WAY would any of these men represent our country to the rest of the world. Vote Democratic in Nov to save us!

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  62. All your posts are great, but this is one of the best. Am sharing on FB and Twitter. xoxo #voteblue

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  63. Reblogged this on Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess.

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  64. Excellent as always!

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  65. I couldn’t agree more!!!

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  66. Am I wrong or am I the only one asking ” What happened to separation of state and religion ? It is on the Constitution of these United States. KEEP YOUR RELIGION to yourself. Maybe I am wrong but I think all those Republicans spent to much time together and we got of a lot of “in breading”.
    And they are sick in to many ways.

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  67. My friends, I couldn’t have said it better.

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  68. Amen!

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  69. kathyr2014-very well said!

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  70. I’ve been a Republican since the first time I could vote – for Barry Goldwater. Over the last 10 years or so, conservative Christians have hijacked the Republican Party. Donald Trump is a wealthy bully, nothing more, nothing less. He deserves to be POTUS about as much as I deserve to be the Grand Poobah of BoogaBoogistan.
    The present gaggle of Republican POTUS wannabes is embarrassing, to say the least, and we have the “Bible thumpers” to blame for that…There’s a saying about that, “whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7 Making a choice from poor choices is like having no choice at all.

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  71. The only thing wrong with your blog is that you don’t write new entries often enough. This one, as usual, was spot on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  72. Last night I tuned in to the RNC debate which actually should be call the Republican National Circus. As in the past debate this year Americas war on terror was a huge topic. “We need someone who can protect us from the terrorists”.

    Well how scary and dangerous to Americans are they in reality?
    The odds of one of us here being killed by a foreign terrorist is 1,500,000 to 1. Here are some things that make terrorists seem as dangerous as little boys throwing snowballs.
    Dying in pedestrian accident 623 to 1
    Dying by firearm assault 300-1
    Exposure to narcotics and hallucinogens 289-1
    Car accident 272-1
    Falls 184-1
    Accidental poisoning or drug overdose 139-1
    Intentional Self harm 115-1
    All form of land vehicle accidents 85-1
    Stroke 28-1
    Cancer 7-1
    Heart disease 6-1
    With intentional harm being almost 15,000 times more likely then a terrorist act killing you maybe you should be more frightened of that person in the mirror.
    Your chance of dying due to heart attack is 250,000 times more likely than a terrorist act.
    Finally that second amendment right so many are afraid to regulate has led to dying do to a firearm assault being 5000 times more likely then a terrorist attack.
    The list of things more likely to kill or harm you then a terrorist act is in the hundreds. Despite things like cars,guns and disease being the top killers of Americans,efforts to make safer,regulate and cure these dangers consistently meet with high opposition in congress. With diseases that could possibly be cured with intensified research being the overall number one cause of death,it is sad that we spend at least ten times more on military defense and probably closer to fifteen times more when you add the budgets for CIA,NSA and homeland security.
    So if The fear of terrorists killing you is keeping you up at night you might want to handcuff and tie yourself to the bed each night because the combination of your chances of falling or intentionally harming yourself go up dramatically at night as opposed to day.
    The things that hurt or kill us the most are also the things we could control more and for less money than our focus on terrorism.
    The boogey man has existed in so many forms throughout history and the results of fearing him have resulted in crusades,world wars,KKK,Cold War,Vietnam ,Iraq and now this ludicrous idea that terrorists are the most dangerous threat to our well being as a nation. Now the chances of this leading to one of your offspring being killed in WWIII are at least 100 times better than being killed by an act of terrorism.

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  73. Helen, you nailed it. We cannot let the idiots win.

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  74. Helen, I keep hoping that I will wake up from this nightmare and find that it was all a very bad dream. As someone who is sincerely trying to follow Christ, I cannot for the life of me understand how anyone else who tries to follow Christ can be for any of these asshats, especially the Donald. Perhaps what we’re seeing is that the decades of attacks on public education are beginning to show fruit. One can only hope that folks will see the light, but given our track record, I’m not hopeful.

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  75. The best yet of many great and incisive columns. The Republican Party decided 20 years ago that the only audience they needed to play to is poorly educated, while males–especially ones who used to belong to the John Birch Society. Donald Trump is the spawn of this strategy. They sowed. the wind, now they get to reap the whirlwind.

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of guys.

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  76. I love you and everything you say!

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  77. Trump said it all in his speech in Nevada, “he loves the poorly educated” Lordy, never thought I would live long enough to see these charades. And, of course Cruz has not been endorsed by a single newspaper in the State.

    Thanks for every single one of your posts. A voice in the darkness – hope everyone sees the light before it is too late.

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  78. Reblogged this on Central Oregon Coast NOW and commented:
    “These fools couldn’t empty piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.”
    Blogger favorites “Margaret and Helen” are saying it like it is again!

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  79. AMEN!!!

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  80. My husband (we are both pro-Hillary but would totally vote for Bernie) keeps saying that Trump is better than Cruz or Rubio…that Trump could never get elected. But when I see what has been elected and reelected to Congress as well as to the governments of many states, I cannot put my faith in the U.S. voting public. I shudder to think of what might happen.

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  81. Once again, a marvelous letter…witty and astute…and correct. I am totally pro Bernie, it will be painful for me to vote for Hillary, but if she wins the nomination I must vote for her. The alternative is far, far worse. My one objection to Ms. Clinton is that she is establishment. Establishment has fallen into an abyss from which there is no easy escape. Sanders is the beginning of the political rebirth…if enough people get out to vote for Sanders, they will also vote to change the congress and that’s where the most important change must occur. I take this opportunity to remind everyone that we already a socialist country…and not so democratic…public schools, medicare and Medicaid, social security, public roads and libraries and police and fire departments and many hospitals…all operate under socialism. All that means is we all share the costs, which by large numbers we can also control, so that all the above services—and more—become affordable to all. You know, like when you share the cost of the fence along your yard with your neighbor.

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  82. AMEN!!!! >

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  83. Helen, you hit the nail on the head. I’m for Hillary and everyone democrat, every sane person needs to show up to vote to prevent any of the current Republican candidates from getting anywhere close to running our country!

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  84. Can’t wait for the photos of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s latest wife to hit the internet.
    All those family values, born again Christians will be exposed for the frauds they are.

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  85. I love you so much that I want to jump on the next plane out and have some spiked tea with you. Best line was “Maybe if we allow open carry at the next debate, they’ll all accidentally shoot one another and put us out of our misery.”
    Too true.
    When Sarah Palin looks good in comparison (she might even), then we’re all really in the can. Good grief.
    Just updated my passport “just in case” I need to ditch this Titanic soon.

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  86. When I was younger Hillary would have been a Republican, Bernie would have been more like the Democrats, and the current Republican candidates would have been institutionalized for the safety of the general public. So, I support Bernie but will vote blue regardless.

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  87. Just reading her prose makes me feel better…keep it up, please…

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  88. The Republican candidates are unbelievable! What a poor choice of candidates but I guess that’s all they have!! I ask friends who are Republican who the best candidate is and they can’t answer!! I say to them it’s time to leave your party and vote for sanity!! Vote for Hillary the best candidate there is!

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  89. Yes… Those three words. TOTAL OXYMORON! Or maybe just “moron”… Although, he isn’t a “moron.” He’s a narcissist. Oblivious to any words or thoughts that are not his own, or that do not serve He, Trump (as Charlie Pierce always calls him).

    Even my husband, perpetual Republican, has sworn off the party this time around – something I never thought I’d live to see. So maybe there’s hope…

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  90. Every word in this blog is absolutely true and scary as all hell. I also plan to vote for Hillary, but will eagerly vote for Bernie if he gets the nomination. Hell, I’d vote for anyone against the crazy, the fool, the liar, or the asshole – even Kasich, bless his heart.

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  91. I think I love you both! xoxoxox

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  92. You said it, Helen. Though I support Bernie, I will vote for whomever the Democratic party nominates – and I’m an Independent.

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  93. And Kasich, bless his heart……belly laugh. Thank you Margaret and Helen. I like Sanders.

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  94. Helen for President!!

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  95. Congratulation on this post!!!

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  96. Brava! At least Rubio was on the attack last night. There are lots of skeletons in The Donald’s closet. Time to bring them out and talk about them. He’s had a free pass for long enough. As for Ted Cruz, time for him to go hide under whatever rock he slithered out from. We’ve seen enough!

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  97. Margaret, I love you!

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  98. Yes,Yes,Yes…I take your challenge to get everyone (Dems) that I know..out to vote.

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  99. I agree 100%. Let’s hope come November democrats, independents and sane republicans turn out in unprecedented numbers and vote for the democratic candidate, be it Hillary or Bernie.

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  100. As usual, you are spot on. If all this was a movie no one would believe it for one minute…we are now in true danger of being taken over by Dunderheads.

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