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WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

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WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby Hanna » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:43 pm

Dear fellow conservatives:

Let us now pledge to elect Hillary Clinton as the 45th president of the United States.

Let’s skip the petty dramas of primaries and caucuses, the debate histrionics, the sour spectacle of the convention in Cleveland. Let’s fast-forward past that sinking October feeling when we belatedly realize we’re going to lose—and lose badly. Let’s move straight to that first Tuesday in November, when we grimly pull the lever for the candidate who has passed all the Conservative Purity Tests (CPTs), meaning we’ve upheld the honor of our politically hopeless cause.

(snip)

We also want to turn the Republican Party into a gated community. So much nicer that way. If the lesson of Mitt Romney’s predictable loss in 2012 was that it’s bad politics to tell America’s fastest-growing ethnic group that some of their relatives should self-deport, or to castigate 47% of the country as a bunch of moochers—well, so what? Now the party of Lincoln has as its front-runner an insult machine whose political business is to tell Mexicans, Muslims, physically impaired journalists, astute Jewish negotiators and others who cross his sullen gaze that he has no use for them or their political correctness.

And while we’re building a wall around our party, let’s also take the opportunity to throw out a few impostors in our midst. Like that hack, George Will. Or John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, Jeb Bush and every other Republican In Name Only. Or Marco Rubio, who didn’t chicken out on immigration reform quite as quickly or convincingly as Ted Cruz did.

(snip)

As for what the soul of that movement is supposed to be, we can figure that out later. Donald Trump is a candidate of impulses, not ideas. (If you can hire people to write your books you can also hire them to do your thinking.) This doesn’t seem to have perturbed his supporters in the slightest. Mr. Cruz is happy to be on any side of an issue so long as he can paint himself as a “real Republican”—the implicit goal here being the automatic excommunication of anyone who disagrees with him. Naturally, he’s rising.

(snip)

We’ll convince ourselves that those voting blocs we’ve spent the past decade alienating—not just Hispanics, or Asian-Americans or gays and lesbians, but also moderates turned off by loudmouth vulgarians, oleaginous debate champs or ostentatiously pious Christians—don’t matter either. Deep down, though, we know the political math doesn’t add up for us. We just don’t care. Because we’ve turned even the appearance of moderation, or the amenability to compromise, into a four-letter word.

More..

http://www.wsj.com/articles/lets-elect- ... 1450742854?



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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby Omar Bongo » Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:00 pm

Wow...had to check the link to make sure that wasn't from the Onion.

More bad news for Republicans...a new CNN/ORC poll shows Trump increasing his lead among Republicans nationally to 39% over Ted Cruz who's next at 18%...personally, I don't see either one of them winning in November.

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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby Troglodyte » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:47 pm

Hillary had her moth start digging her usual hole with that "Trump is ISIL's best recruiting tool" remark..
There is no proof of any such films being shown to Muslims anywhere..
Seems the "lady" gets her mouth more out oontrol the closer it gets to election day...
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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby Wabash » Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:46 pm

They told me if I voted for Hillary Clinton the president would be emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable. They were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton and got a president that is emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable.

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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby broman » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:27 pm

Pretty much it in a nutshell, isn't it? Never a good idea to alienate, cast off, piss off, insult, marginalize or disenfranchise people you want to vote for you. Well, unless you're a certain vulgarian, of course. (Good word. Shouldn't it be capitalized?)[/quote]

Unless you believe that alienating minority voters will bring more white voters to the polls.

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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

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Postby Wabash » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:15 pm

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They told me if I voted for Hillary Clinton the president would be emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable. They were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton and got a president that is emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable.

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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby John Q. Public » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:16 pm

Being fair, Trog's post also had nothing whatsoever to do with the topic.
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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby Parrotpaul » Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:29 pm

This is sooooo Bubba..... :mrgreen:

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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby Troglodyte » Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:48 pm

Ha Ha... I wouldn't put that past Bill.. Hillary would be impossible to live with if she won....
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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby Wabash » Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:56 am

Once again you make a claim with zero substance or proof.

What makes you think Bill wouldn't relish the opportunity to be involved at that level.....again.

Given the GOP alternative, HRC is the only one that sounds remotely sensible.
They told me if I voted for Hillary Clinton the president would be emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable. They were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton and got a president that is emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable.

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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby Parrotpaul » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:35 am

And the only one who is remotely electable.
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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby John Q. Public » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:51 am

My God. You can't even post a stupid picture (that also has nothing to do with the topic) without starting a partisan argument.
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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby cruiser » Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:30 am

Well, I'll tell ya, don't sleep on Donald, he is like a breath of fresh air to many,many
people who can't take the lies of the 90% of politicians any more - love him or hate
him, you know where he stands on the issues with no BS.

There are many, many voters, (independents and even a few Dems) that
actually like Trump believe it or not but won't say it to friends but are going to vote for
him if he is the candidate.

There truly is a silent majority out there and he knows it!


BTW, look for Bill Clinton to become secretary of state if and when his wife is elected.

And - look for Bernie Sanders to get a deal from the Clintons to keep him out of the race.
People like the socialist guy - the USA will be a socialist country in 50-60 years any way.

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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby MDDad » Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:30 am

John, the article in the opening post was nothing more than a partisan jab. If the follow-on posts had been anything but partisan bickering, they would have been off-topic. You can't slap someone in the face and then complain when a slap-fight breaks out.

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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby Parrotpaul » Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:36 am

Well, I'll tell ya, don't sleep on Donald, he is like a breath of fresh air to many,many
people who can't take the lies of the 90% of politicians any more - love him or hate
him, you know where he stands on the issues with no BS.

But the real question sane people are asking is, "What kind of POTUS would Donald Trump make if he were elected?" How would you answer that question?
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Re: WSJ op-ed: Let’s Elect Hillary Now

Postby cruiser » Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:43 am

Trump would be no worse than Clinton, Bush or Obama.

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