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HOW MANY TIMES?

How many times, again, how many times, liberals, does it take to explain something to you so you’ll understand it? You liberals, you people who are supposed to be all knowing and so much smarter than us unenlightened oafs, how many times will it take for you to understand this. You have most of the academicians in your corner, yet all of you seem incapable of reading and comprehending. I would like, just once, before I die or retire from political blogging to post something and not have to explain it to you two, three, or more times.

To be honest, I do think you understand what I’m saying, but won’t acknowledge it because you know I’m right. Instead of engaging in honest debate, you get emotional and start hurling insults and call me and other conservatives names. You then try to change the subject in order to make us lose our train of thought.

But let me tell you something, liberals. You’ve done it too many times. You don’t shake up any of us anymore and you’re not going to. We know your game and we’re not playing it.

Through numerous posts on this blog, I’ve attempted to illustrate the difference between Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives. I’ve invited people of all political persuasions to read my posts and comment on them. To date, very few have.

Even though, I’m not a Carly Fiorina fan, she gave one of the best responses during the October 28 Republican presidential debates on the bottom feeder channel, CNBC. Candidate Fiorina was asked if she supported a government mandate for private companies to provide 401(k) retirement benefits for their employees. She replied, no. She was then asked if she was against working people having retirement plans. To that she replied that she wanted all employees/private sector workers to have retirement plans and thought companies should make every effort to provide such plans for their employees. She finished her response by saying that this is something in which government should not be involved.

The above clearly demonstrates the difference between Democrats and Republicans. Once Carly gave her answer, the liberal commentators had nothing else to say. We all know that liberals accuse conservatives of hating the poor, hating the middle class, hating minorities, yada, yada, yada. When a response such as the one Ms. Fiorina gave, there’s not much with which liberals can come back at you.

In an article dated January 22, 2015, Andy Borowitz, a satirical leftist writer for New Yorker Magazine, trashed Congressional Republicans for voting against the current President’s proposal to give workers six weeks of paid leave. He further ranted that while Congress gets thirty-three weeks of paid leave, they were against workers getting six weeks paid leave. I would have voted against it also. I’m not for the government dictating what companies have to provide their employees with respect to compensation and benefits. However, I’m all for companies providing their employees with optimal compensation and benefits. Once again, that’s the difference between Democrats and Republicans.

Again, it just baffles me that Democrats fail to get this, especially with all the academicians in their corner. I indicated above that maybe they do get it, but knowing they’re wrong, engage in their usual insult hurling, name calling, and false accusations.

Either way, they look bad. When they fail to get something as simple as the examples I cited above, they look stupid. And when they change the subject and start hurling insults and making false accusations, they also look bad.

Other things that were brought out in the CNBC debate was the fact that liberals don’t distinguish between legal immigration and illegal immigration. According to leftists, those against illegal immigration and against all immigration. Also, according to leftists those who feel that marriage should be between one man and one woman are automatically labeled homophobes. They say that when you lie about something enough it becomes the truth to the person telling the lie. Could liberals have lied enough about the foregoing that they really do believe it’s the truth?

A substantial number of posts on this blog are dedicated to explaining the differences between liberals and conservatives and to demonstrate the disingenuousness of liberals. I really wish more people would read my blog. Those that do tell me that I have a good insight into political issues, especially when it comes to comparing and contrasting the left and the right.

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THE DEBATES

The Republican presidential debates, sponsored by CNN, that took place on Wednesday, September 16, left me as confused as ever. I didn’t like the format and question whether or not CNN, who is no friend to Republicans/conservatives, did this on purpose to make the Republicans look stupid.

Big decisions about such things as going to war, raising or lowering taxes, large entitlement bills, etc. are not made by one person along is one minute while that person is on display. Those types of decisions take up to months of deliberation with trusted advisors. This is the main reason I’m not a fan of debates.

Missteps such as President George H.W. Bush looking at his watch during one of the presidential debates in 1992 and Mitt Romney giving way to Barak Obama on Benghazi can put nails into your coffin. Then we have a humorous one-liner where President Reagan promised not to exploit the opponents’ youth and inexperience. While I loved President Reagan’s response, one-liners such as the above, shouldn’t make a difference in a presidential race, or any political race for that matter.

You might have called the 9/16 debates the Jake Tapper show. Tapper took charge and hardly let the other two moderators speak. Some candidates got more air time than others with Donald Trump getting the most and Scott Walker getting the least. This shouldn’t happen, but I acknowledge that it’s hard to control with that many debaters.

I also want to know where the candidates stand on the issues, and don’t particularly care to delve into what someone on the campaign trail said about someone else and why they said it. After Donald Trump made a disparaging comment about Carly Fiorina’s looks, I was totally turned off by the advertisement Ms. Fiorina did afterwards where she talked about how she earned every one of her wrinkles. That was a waste of time, in my opinion. When asked about it during the debate, I thought Carly should have said that because this country is in such bad shape, we need to be focusing on the issues, not my looks and what Donald Trump said about my looks. Let’s move on.

Also, allowing candidates to jump in/interrupt the proceedings, in my opinion, was counter-productive. Some of the more reserved candidates, such as Dr. Ben Carson, were put at a disadvantage because they’re not bombastic. However, I was happy when Chris Christie interrupted the “you know whatting” contest between Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina about their careers. Governor Christie was right. They both had great careers, but a 55 year old out of work construction worker doesn’t want to hear about their career accolades.

All the talking heads were insistent that Carly Fiorina won the debate, whatever “won the debate” means. Maybe she did “win” it, but she didn’t help herself with me. After watching her for several months, she does come across as cold and calculating. Kind of like a conservative Hillary, maybe? I don’t know if I would go that far, but her demeanor does get on my nerves. I thought Governor Mike Huckabee did a good job, but no one is mentioning his name.

I was hoping that the debate would lead to a number of Republicans dropping out of the race, then it would be easier on the American people to make choices and the debates would be more helpful.

Four years ago, there were so many Republican candidate debates that I grew weary of them and quit watching. Will that happen this year? Probably not because as a political blogger, I have to be aware of what is taking place.

Having said all of the above, I still think debates are over-rated and would love to ignore them, but I can’t.

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