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Lift Up Your Hearts: The Democrats
Are in a Shambles

American Greatness, by Conrad Black

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Posted By:earlybird, 1/11/2019 6:49:31 AM

It is time to rekindle our political spirits in this new year, and to take stock of the subjects of encouragement. First, the takeover of the House of Representatives by the Democrats was, on balance, not as jarring to the vital organs as was feared. (Snip)A second source of happiness, despite the Democrats’ window-rattling ululations of joy, is that they have no mandate to do anything, and they have taken the bait the president dangled to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Pelosi at the White House three weeks ago.

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Black seldom reveals where he is going in the first couple of paragraphs. We just have to read him.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/11/2019 7:37:42 AM     (No. 11889404)

Well, the democrat party IS in a shambles; or worse.

However, I take exception to Black´s criticisms of dealing with some of the Left. Streep is a political moron, but she decided to ride her performance credits into a direct attack, without real cause, on the president. She made speeches in high publicity venues. That signals the rest of the Hollyweird morons that it is OK to attack the president. She got slapped down and THAT told the rest of the morons to behave themselves. Letting Hollyweird attack, which DOES cause damage, without response has been a Republican weakness. Trump knows that perception is important, even when criticism comes from a moron.

Trump´s point about Mattis is that the president´s staff and appointees are hired and fired at the president´s will. BO fired people. He fired Mattis and it caused no problems. Trump needs a different person in that position and he has the right and responsibility to place people to meet his goals.

As to AOC, many people use the cloak of religion to drive their stupid beliefs. Pope Dope is now selling climate change which has a dubious relationship to worshipping God and is a wobbly theory at best. "Social Justice" is an excuse to insert politics into religion, usually shoving aside the primary purpose of a church; worship.

Black seems to think that AOC will stop short of Totalitarianism because of her religion. Frankly, I don´t think she is smart enough to figure out the connection. Again, religion is not a shield for bad or stupid behavior. AOC is in the realm of politics and that is separate from religion. Edge her out of politics and then you can save her soul if you want.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: jackburton, 1/11/2019 8:09:32 AM     (No. 11889430)

Great article with the exception to the Mattis reference. Mattis was weak on the border, seemingly not a friend of Israel, and out of step on the Middle East. I remind people of the lessons we should have learned from Beirut and Mogadishu... our people are targets for more than military reasons and should only be engaged in the Middle East for short periods of time with ROEs that allow for a vigorous self defense. I think the job with ISIS has been completed. Why else do we stay? We can´t protect the Kurds forever.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 1/11/2019 8:14:03 AM     (No. 11889435)

If these folks are in shambles, why do I still feel a bit on the depressed side? I’ll tell you why. Outside of a handful of repubs in the House and Senate I don’t have a real warm fuzzy that an overwhelming majority of these hero’s will have the presidents back when the Schiff finally hits the fan.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/11/2019 8:19:46 AM     (No. 11889441)

AOC is pro-life? I hadn’t heard that before but if it’s true I’m sure that fellow “Catholic” Nasty Pelousey will beat it out of her.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GO3, 1/11/2019 8:36:40 AM     (No. 11889459)

Agree, #1.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: WesternTradition, 1/11/2019 10:01:41 AM     (No. 11889551)

Sorry, but Mr Black seems to be fantasizing on some of his points.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/11/2019 10:56:41 AM     (No. 11889637)

As OP, I did not editorialize on Black’s op-ed piece in Comments. I didn’t agree with several of his points, but like to leave that up to those who read the article posted.

No one said that Black is infallible. He has blind spots of his own. But his clarity on President Trump is - so far - heartening and interesting to read.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: columba, 1/11/2019 11:01:51 AM     (No. 11889648)

Only those who can hear - can hear the headline.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lucky5, 1/11/2019 11:11:49 AM     (No. 11889658)

Why does he consider calling them the "The Democrat Party" rude?
Seriously I hate it when they are called democratic, since they are anything but.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: strike3, 1/11/2019 11:27:25 AM     (No. 11889678)

I would like to lift up my heart but I´m too busy laughing. My parents always taught me not to delight in the miseries of others but the democrats are SO deserving.

We have been warned for at least twenty years about a Zombie uprising. We saw it right after President Trump´s speech the other night. Schmuck and Nan barely qualify as "Living Dead."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/11/2019 12:02:24 PM     (No. 11889712)

Biden is the exact opposite of Trump. Trump was elected to solve many of the seemingly intractable situations cause by the DC Uniparty kicking the can down the road to please the special interests who fund their re-election campaigns. Since assuming office Trump has clearly done everything that is legally and politically possible to carry out his campaign promises.

In contrast Biden is the ultimate DC Uniparty and liberal Democrat “swamp rat” lawyer-politician who has spent his entire career in DC. Ask yourself what has Biden ever accomplished in those forty years accept bloviating? The only thing that comes to mind was when Biden harassed Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearing.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: frenesi1, 1/11/2019 12:05:35 PM     (No. 11889713)

Trump was right to fire Mattis. Read what Steve Hilton wrote. As for Streep, I think she is a lousy actress.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: EAGLE4EVER, 1/11/2019 2:11:06 PM     (No. 11889815)

I have the deepest respect for General "Mad Dog" Mattis, but he was not onboard the Trump train. Therefore he had to go !! MAGA KAG

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