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2018-02-01 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Train carrying members of Congress ‐ including House Speaker Paul Ryan ‐ hits a truck
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Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-02-01 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [509 views ]  Top

#1 Kristol should be called out for what he is at every opportunity: a charlatan and a poseur. That goes for the rest of the NeverTrumpers as well.
Posted by PBMcL 2018-02-01 01:53||   2018-02-01 01:53|| Front Page Top

#2 You can call them "tweets" or you can call them "brain droppings"
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2018-02-01 08:16||   2018-02-01 08:16|| Front Page Top

#3 If someone could explain to me what the hell is wrong with all these Never Trumpers, that would be great. For the life of me, I can’t understand what their problem is, and I have good friends who were and remain steadfastly Never Trump. It seems to boil down to Trump being “unfit” for office but I think that’s only true if you believe what the MSM wants you to believe. Which I don’t, obviously, and believe that only a fool would do so.
Posted by Eltoroverde 2018-02-01 09:01||   2018-02-01 09:01|| Front Page Top

#4 If someone could explain to me what the hell is wrong with all these Never Trumpers, that would be great. For the life of me, I can’t understand what their problem is....

The fear of Roe vs Wade being overeturned.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-01 09:02||   2018-02-01 09:02|| Front Page Top

#5 Train - 1, Truck - 0

Don't play soccer on the railroad tracks boys and girls.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-02-01 09:10||   2018-02-01 09:10|| Front Page Top

#6 this sounds like the truck was at fault here
Posted by lord garth 2018-02-01 09:17||   2018-02-01 09:17|| Front Page Top

#7 Circumstances aside, the only man actually working for a living was killed.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-01 09:39||   2018-02-01 09:39|| Front Page Top

#8 Mr. Wife, who generally has a relentlessly analytical mind, loathes Donald Trump, and always has. The public persona of brash self-promotion, serial wives and girlfriends, the casino business that must have led him to a modus vivendi with mobsters, that apparently everything is transactional... Mr. Wife sees correctly that such a man would be destructive as he worked his way up in a corporate environment. He considers everything the president says a lie, and at this point is not interested in looking deeper into stories of how he acts when the cameras are off. Perhaps by 2020 the facts on the ground will keep my husband from voting for the Democrat for the second time in his life, but I have given up trying to discuss it with him. It may have something to do with the fact that despite loathing George W. Bush, too, he voted for Mr. Bush twice as the lesser evil. But he came to believe Mr. Bush did an unacceptably poor job — not that the other guys would have done any better.

They will only be persuaded when they can look back from a distance, assuming President Trump continues to deliver, like all those who eventually came round on Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. Fortunately, the ratio among the voters favours Mr. Trump and his supporters.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-02-01 09:54||   2018-02-01 09:54|| Front Page Top

#9  It may have something to do with the fact that despite loathing George W. Bush, too, he voted for Mr. Bush twice as the lesser evil. But he came to believe Mr. Bush did an unacceptably poor job — not that the other guys would have done any better.

Me thinks Mr. Wife is not alone.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-01 09:59||   2018-02-01 09:59|| Front Page Top

#10 like all those who eventually came round on Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon.

As someone who, I'll admit it, voted for carter and was a democrat. I agree! Took me awhile to recognize that Reagan (or RayGuns as I used to refer to him as a democrat) was great president - perhaps one of the greatest. I think Trump will go down in history likewise.
Hindsight is, occasionally, 20/20
Posted by CrazyFool 2018-02-01 10:17||   2018-02-01 10:17|| Front Page Top

#11 #8 T.W. We all have histories of traveling down wrong paths. Sometimes we act on partial or faulty info.

Carter got elected as a response by the voters to Watergate. George W. followed the Clintons. He was the lesser of two evils (in 2000, it was Gore and in 2004, that dufuss JFnKerry). Sometimes the choices aren't good. In 2016, Trump is probably a bit of everything Mr. Wife says and yet he was by far the best choice over Hidabeast. IMHO, Obama, the Clintons and the Dems took this country to the brink of destruction. Most of us have family members like Mr. Wife whom we live with and love. Perhaps Mr. Wife will see things your way in the future--keep trying.
Posted by JohnQC 2018-02-01 11:05||   2018-02-01 11:05|| Front Page Top

#12 My sympathies, TW. I'm sure many have said it better than I ever could, but my issue with the NeverTrumpers is that they thought (and still think!) that the country would be better off with Hillary (spit) and her myrmidons holding power. Whatever Trump's failings might be, they pale in comparison to her serial felonies, overt power lust, and total contempt for us Deplorables. We all know that any politically unconnected person who did half of what she's done would be permanently enjoying life in the Crossbar Hotel.

Where would we be if HRC had won? We'd have a Supreme Court tearing up the Constitution, continuing economic stagnation (with higher, not lower, taxes), and millions of illegal aliens pouring across the border.
Posted by PBMcL 2018-02-01 11:33||   2018-02-01 11:33|| Front Page Top

#13 Another reluctant Trump voter here.

I made my mistake voting for Carter because I believed him, especially on zero based budgeting.

Only time since that I didn't vote for the 'pub was in 1992 when I voted for the Libetarian instead of GHWB.

Trump is boorish to be sure but what has he done that isn't spot on?
Posted by AlanC 2018-02-01 12:24||   2018-02-01 12:24|| Front Page Top

#14 Personally I think the #NeverTrump crowd are liberals who found they could make a career out pretending to be Conservative Lite. But like all liberals they have become unhinged in the era of Trump.
Posted by rjschwarz 2018-02-01 17:23||   2018-02-01 17:23|| Front Page Top

#15 Never underestimate the power of ego investment and the need to see oneself as having been right all along about Trump, and thus ever so much smarter than the lumpen.

And then there those who seem to think that "true conservatism" is an aesthetic rather than an ideology or philosopy.
Posted by charger 2018-02-01 17:32||   2018-02-01 17:32|| Front Page Top

#16 Mr. Wife voted for George W. in the 2000 election, when I voted for Al Gore. He and I often come to different political conclusions from the same information — he being in general more conservative fiscally and more liberal socially than I. What matters is that he has a good and loving heart, and takes his responsibilities seriously.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-02-01 17:59||   2018-02-01 17:59|| Front Page Top

#17 Traditionally there have been two choices for Prez. Ones that want to rule you (regulations) and the ones don't. This time we needed a really boorish one that doesn't want to rule you because DC became all about ruling you.
Posted by Bill Cleretle2363 2018-02-01 20:12||   2018-02-01 20:12|| Front Page Top

#18 Chappaqua Sanitation Inc?
Posted by Anomalous Sources 2018-02-01 21:57||   2018-02-01 21:57|| Front Page Top

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