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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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OBAMA ZOMBIES AND OTHER LIBERALS

As those of you who regularly read this blog know, the majority of my articles expose the fallacies of the twenty-first century liberals/progressives/Democrats. I consider myself a conservative ideologue because I believe in the conservative philosophy of governing ourselves. I believe in limited government and believe that government needs to provide for its citizens only those things that we the people cannot fully provide for ourselves.

I have liberal friends, but rarely discuss politics with them. One is an Obama zombie and loves everything the current president does. She thinks that Obamacare is wonderful and when I told her that I lost my health insurance because of Obamacare, she still said it was wonderful because so many poor people who didn’t have health insurance before now have it.

I did indicate above that I lost my insurance as a result of Obamacare. The policy I had for the premium I was paying was no longer available. I had to procure other insurance that was not as good as what I had for a 50% increase in premium. In other words, I lost my current health insurance because of the passage and implementation of Obamacare, but I did procure another policy.

I have a few other liberal friends who vote Democrat because of self-centered reasons; an example would be having a public sector job where funding for the position or for that sector might be in danger if Republicans were elected to offices. These liberals, along with the Obama zombies are generally incapable of having in depth discussions on the issues. They almost always turn to newspapers or the mainstream media for their news and assume what they hear is true and if the main stream media doesn’t cover it, it’s not important.

When the current President and any of his liberal henchmen say that Republicans hate the poor, are racist bigots, and are morons because they don’t buy into man-made climate change, these two groups of liberals assume it’s true. Also, if you asked anyone belonging to one or both of these groups what the differences between liberals/conservatives or Democrats/Republicans, they wouldn’t be able to tell you. That’s right, none of my liberal friends will read this blog even though I’ve invited them to do so.

Then there are those liberals who actually do know and recognize the differences between liberals/conservatives or Democrats/Republicans. They are pro-big government and believe that an unfettered free market is dangerous. I read many liberal blogs and publications and the liberals that write for these publications and comment on what is written are very anti-private sector and anti-capitalism. None of them, though, can argue their side with statistics and facts. They’re generally anti-white, even though many of them are white.

Early in 2014 when I was just beginning as a political blogger, I had the misfortune of having an online back and forth with a locally prominent Democrat when the issue of whether or not companies should be required to pay for birth control methods for their employees when those particular methods violated the company owner’s religious beliefs. Of course, the Democrats claimed this was a war on women and out and out lied, saying that Republicans wanted to do away with birth control for women in its entirety. What a crock!

Former Arkansas Governor and current Presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, opined that it was actually the Democrat party that looked down their noses at women and believed that women could not be trusted to control their libidos and therefore needed to be provided birth control. I fully agreed with the Governor that it is actually the Democrat party that thinks women are somehow inferior.

When I commented to a Facebook post, I was hit in the face with it. This so-called local prominent Democrat accused me of hate speech, hating all government programs, and hating the people that were the recipients of these government programs. If you’re thinking that she didn’t read my post carefully or didn’t understand it, or didn’t want to understand it and have a reasonable discussion with me, you’re right.

The first thing she did was get off subject and hurl untrue accusations at me. Of course, this was done to catch me off guard and put me on the defensive. At that point, I’ve been shaken and may forget the valid arguments I was prepared to use to bolster my opinions. After I gathered my composure, I invited her to have a face to face discussion with me on the issues. Of course, she never replied.

I have attended a couple of Republican leadership conferences in my life and at these conferences you are schooled in the art of debate. Republican leadership encourages other Republicans to know their facts and present them in a professional manner, not in an emotional manner.

While I have never attended a Democrat leadership conference and nor do I want to attend one, I believe that the Democrat method of debate includes changing the subject, getting emotional, and hurling insults at the person or persons with which you are debating.

Liberals can’t win arguments on facts and statistics. Besides they don’t care what the facts or statistics say. According to an article on townhall.com on April 20, 2013, political pundit Anne Coulter states the following: “If it were true that conservatives were racist, sexist, homophobic, fascist, stupid, inflexible, angry, and self-righteous, shouldn’t their arguments be easy to deconstruct? Someone who is making a point out of anger, ideology, inflexibility, or resentment would presumable construct a flimsy argument. So why can’t the argument itself be dismembered rather than the speaker’s personal style or hidden motives? Why the evasions?”

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