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190303 Hillary Clinton: ventriloquist’s dummy or real person?

That’s the question you must answer in order to understand the 2016 Presidential election: “Is Hillary Clinton just a ventriloquist’s dummy? Or is she a real person?”

Perhaps a bit of context needs to be provided.

563,000 Ohioans and 340,000 Pennsylvanians who voted for Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary, did NOT vote for …

190227 Republicans selectively interpret Constitution to bash Trump

The Republicans who voted for the resolution of disapproval in the House are selectively interpreting the Constitution in order to bash Trump.

Yes, the Constitution gives Congress the power of appropriations.

Is that the entirety of the Constitution? Is there nothing more that pertains to the subject?

Well, gee, maybe kinda sorta there could be a …

190215 Flouting Separation of Powers? WTF?

Linda Chavez takes Mr. Trump to task in today’s Townhall.com for “flouting separation of powers” by declaring the national emergency.

WTF?

C’mon, Linda. He’s not seizing power as a dictator, for crying out loud! He’s faithfully executing the laws enacted by Congress (i.e., the National Emergencies Act which authorizes the President to declare a national emergency; …

010819 Common ground

Well, I’m sure it will surprise them to learn this, but Chuck and Nancy provided the common ground that can lead to a solution. They said we shouldn’t harm innocent people over a policy disagreement. Exactly. Trump agrees.

There are two categories of innocents being harmed. In Category (D), some federal employees and recipients of …

110618 Final update on Cruz vs. Beto

Final results in Comal County, TX.

2012 U.S. Senate …   Ted Cruz         38k,   Paul Sadler     11k,   Other 2k

2014 TX Governor …   Greg Abbott     27k,   Wendy Davis     7k,   Other 1k

2016 U.S. President … Donald Trump 45k,   Hillary Clinton 14k,   Other 3k

2018 U.S. Senate …     Ted Cruz         44k,   Beto O’Rourke 17k, Other   –

Well, Cruz pretty much maintained …

110618 EV update on Cruz vs. Beto

Early voting results in Comal County, TX.

2012 U.S. Senate …   Ted Cruz         38k,   Paul Sadler     11k,   Other 2k

2014 TX Governor …   Greg Abbott     27k,   Wendy Davis     7k,   Other 1k

2016 U.S. President … Donald Trump 45k,   Hillary Clinton 14k,   Other 3k

2018 U.S. Senate …     Ted Cruz         35k,   Beto O’Rourke 13k, Other   –

Well, Cruz pretty much …

110618 update on Cruz vs. Beto

Here are the early voting totals and some voting history in Comal County, TX.

2012 U.S. Senate …   Ted Cruz       38k,    Paul Sadler    11k,   Other 2k

2014 TX Governor …  Greg Abbott    27k,   Wendy Davis    7k,   Other 1k

2016 U.S. President … Donald Trump 45k,   Hillary Clinton 14k,   Other 3k

2018 U.S. Senate …     Ted Cruz               ,   Beto …

102418 Centrist

The term “centrist” came up in a wonderful column by Georgie Anne Geyer recently, to describe those who are moderate and pragmatic rather than rabid partisans of either political extreme – left or right.

I think a good, practical, working definition of “centrist” is this: let’s say that policy-wise, we each have a “home team” …

101518 Civics Lesson: peaceably

We’ve heard a lot of chatter from the talking heads lately, proclaiming that the behavior of the Resistance is protected under the 1st Amendment right to protest.

Here’s a civics lesson for you thugs in the mob.

The 1st Amendment protects the “right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a …

092218 update on Cruz vs. Beto

Two weeks ago the yard-sign count in my neighborhood was 19-8 for Beto.  I knew Beto had started putting them out earlier than Cruz, but that still felt like an unusually large number of Beto signs.  Today I took another census and it’s now 34-27 for Cruz.

I still get the sense of much greater …