There is Only One Political Party In Washington DC…

Ignore the colors on this map.  Voting for Walker, Rubio, Cruz, Fiorina, et al only guarantees we are going to get Jeb Bush -VS- Hillary Clinton in 2016.  Regardless of how much you despise the thought, it is written.

….”Expecting a different outcome is like standing at that soda machine that gives you diet ginger ale regardless of which button you push”…

The plan was broadly outlined in October of 2013.  The details were filled in during the spring of 2014 – you were not paying attention.   It’s too late for you to do anything to stop it.

The only thing left now is for you to do what Tom Donohue knows you will do: Select your candidate, believe it makes a difference, and then predictably you’ll get the CoC selection, Jeb Bush.

There is no substantive difference between Jeb and Hillary, and there is absolutely no difference between the current National GOP and National Democrats. Both parties are intent on the expansion of government, the diminishment of U.S. national interests (Main Street), along with the inflation of Wall Street interests (CoC) and capital markets (Koch Brothers).

2014 electorate map 2

Hillary is already affirmed as the Democrat candidate; However, Joe Biden would be ok too.   The election to worry about is the GOP primary – those pesky conservatives.

Dividing/Fracturing the voting base is part of the strategy to get to Jeb as overall winner with 15% of the electorate.   They have a really good plan.   If a single candidate, based on geographic polling, could or would gain a larger single share than Jeb, another candidate would be added.

This is why Team Donohue (US CoC) placed wedges (Perry, Rubio, then Kasich, Pataki and Gilmore) within the larger electoral states (Texas, Florida, then later Ohio, New York and Virginia), the latter three being insurance policies purchased after June polling.

The “Fractured Voting Strategy” also means appealing to special interests along with the electoral mapping.   Toward that end you get Huckabee and Santorum to divide the evangelical base away. All of these moves make smaller and smaller pieces of the pie.

Again, the goal is to insure any individual piece is smaller than Jeb, until the first several primary states are over.   Just like Mitt Romney ’12, all controlled paths lead to Jeb ’16.

….”Just because the vending machine buttons say: Coke, Root Beer, Fanta, Sprite etc. doesn’t mean the slots inside the machine (which you can’t see) are loaded with anything other than diet ginger ale, or Jeb Bush”….

When you understand this, when you stop playing the role of co-dependent enabler; when you stop being willfully blind and recognize their plan; when you further accept the political parties within DC are two sides of the same coin; you begin to understand how difficult it would be to defeat the Tom Donohue/Mitch McConnell GOPe plan.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets a supporter following her address at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University in New York

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Koch Brothers have vested interests in the outcome – Full Details Here.

• Did the GOP secure the border with control of the White House and Congress? NO.
• Did the GOP balance the budget with control of the White House and Congress? NO.

• Who gave us the TSA? The GOP
• Who gave us the Patriot Act? The GOP
• Who expanded Medicare to include prescription drug coverage? The GOP
• Who created the precursor of “Common Core” in “Race To the Top”? The GOP

SCOTUS ? Justice Roberts (I remind you a GOP Presidential nominee, swooned upon by Jeb Bush) affirmed ObamaCare, not once, but twice. And guess what, his vote counted with the same weight as Justice Elena Kagen.

And also remember, the GOP, The National Republican Party, is under a federal Consent Decree – the RNC/GOP are legally barred from challenging any election results.

♦ Regarding Obamacare and the GOP:

• First, Medicaid, as a construct, is already single payer healthcare – the problem is the beneficiaries therein, by design, don’t necessarily pay into it.

• Second, ObamaCare if you will remember honestly, was created by Democrats, yes. However, After the election of Scott Brown (who became the 41st vote to block its passage) Obamacare was created by changing the Senate rules to strip an existing bill and use the process of “reconciliation”, a budgetary gimmick, to allow ObamaCare to be constructed with only 51 votes in the Senate – A simple majority. President Obama famously said numerous times “the electorate doesn’t care about the process, they care about the outcome“.

As a consequence, ask yourself: why didn’t the Senate use the EXACT SAME PROCESS (in reverse) when we gave them even larger majorities in the House (’10, ’12, ’14) and the Senate (’14) to eliminate it?

Why didn’t repeal legislation fly through the same single-party process to remove it, that created it? ObamaCare could be removed with the same exact process as it was created.

I know what you’re thinking – the GOP says President Obama would veto it, so the effort would be futile. So what?

We elected them to remove ObamaCare. DO IT, or at the very least TRY!

Wait, you said the GOP did try? BULLSHIT !! Try repeal without holding a divergent higher-standard for repeal than the original construct.

Oh, now you’re silent eh?

Why doesn’t Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hold the same level of severity, based on principle, as Majority Leader Harry Reid?

The answer is actually because McConnell and the GOP are quite ok with ObamaCare because the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Tom Donohue) wanted it. The GOP doesn’t remove it, because the GOP gets a dual benefit. The benefit of its existence while simultaneously the benefit of saying they didn’t create it. Nice political gimmick eh?

But the argument, on behalf of the establishment, is to claim: “if the GOP was in control ObamaCare wouldn’t exist”.

♦ But really there’s more.

Not trying to be wonky, but it’s important to argue with fact:

Who cut the tax rates on lower margins by 50% thereby removing any tax liability from the bottom 20% wage earners? While simultaneously expanding the role of government dependency programs? The GOP (“Bush Tax Cuts”)

What? How dare you argue against tax cuts, you say.

Sorry, the reality is not what the GOP claim.

The “Bush Tax Cuts” removed tax liability from the bottom 20 to 40% of income earners completely. Leaving the entirety of tax burden on the upper 60% wage earners. Currently, thanks to those cuts, 49% of tax filers pay ZERO federal income tax.

eat-your-own-damn-peas1But it’s worse. The “Bush Tax Cuts” were, in essence, created to stop the post 9/11/01 recession – and they contained a “sunset provision” which ended ten years later specifically because the tax cuts were unsustainable.

The expiration of the lower margin tax cuts then became an argument in the election cycle of 2012. And as usual, the GOP were insufferably inept during this process.

♦ The GOP (BUSH) removed tax liability from the lower income levels; and the DEM’s (President Obama) then lowered the income threshold for economic subsidy (welfare, food stamps, ebt, medicaid, etc).

This means lower tax revenues and increased pressure on the top tax rates with the increased demand for tax spending within the welfare programs.

Who gets screwed? WE DO !

PARADIGM SHIFT => Republicans focus on the “spending” without ever admitting they, not the Dem’s, lowered the revenue and set themselves up to be played within the increased need for spending, simultaneously.

The Republicans and Democrats created the economic and budgetary mess specifically because they didn’t let the (what was supposed to be temporary) tax rates sunset.

A conservative position would have been to leverage the sunset provision to get something fiscally responsible out of it, like a balanced budget, DUH. And if need be to walk away.

But why didn’t/wouldn’t this approach work? Why didn’t the GOP even attempt to leverage the pending expiration of the tax rates for fiscal responsibility?

The answer therein cuts to the heart of the problem with the GOP.

Think about this carefully.

The absolute best representative face the GOP can come up with to advance common sense principles of fiscal prudence is Mitch McConnell and John Boehner?

Really? I mean, REALLY?

McConnell and Boehner

Neither McConnell or Boehner can present themselves to a modern engaged, pop culture driven electorate, and simultaneously articulate a single principle or standard for the party, without sounding like that doddering fool down the road with the signs on his law forbidding anyone to dare touch the grass (McConnell); -OR- The washed up, profoundly creepy middle-aged drunk guy at the end of the bar hitting on your 20-year-old daughter?

Harsh? No, try reality. THAT is the face of the GOP.

THIS…… This is the face of the GOP? Mr. Mumbles and Sir Cry-a-lot? Good grief, no wonder Democrats are always grinning.

And, you wonder why we’re frustrated, desperate for a person who can actually articulate some kind of pushback? McConnell and Boehner are what you give us? SERIOUSLY?

Which leads to the next of your GOP talking points. You say:

“Politics is a game where you don’t get everything you want”

Fair enough. But considering we have been simply demanding common sense, ie. fiscal discipline, a F**KING BUDGET would be nice.

The last federal budget was passed in September of 2007, and EVERY FLIPPING INSUFFERABLE YEAR we have to go through the predictable fiasco of a Government Shutdown Standoff and/or a Debt Ceiling increase specifically because there is NO F**KING BUDGET!

That’s a strategy?

That’s your GOP strategy? Essentially: Lets plan for an annual battle against articulate Democrats and Presidential charm, using a creepy guy who cries and another old mumbling fool who dodders, knowing full well the MSM is on the side of the other guy to begin with?


Don’t tell me it’s not, because if it wasn’t there’d be something else being done – there isn’t.

Additionally, to put a fine-point on this “you-can’t-get-everything-you-want” aspect, name one thing that conservatives have gotten from delivering the House in ’10, and ’12, and ’14; and the Senate, to the GOP again, in ’14? How many Bills have been constructed, passed and forced upon Obama to sign or veto in the past year?

Oh yeah, ZERO. That’s the sum total of the GOP pushback?

Give.Me.A.Break !

Go sell your crazy someplace else because I’m full up to here with it.

Oh, and let’s not forget:


Who played the race card in Mississippi to re-elect Thad Cochran? The GOP
Who paid Democrats to vote in the Mississippi primary? The GOP
Who refused to support Ken Cuccinnelli in Virginia? The GOP

Who supported Charlie Crist? The GOP
Who supported Arlen Spector? The GOP
Who supported Bob Bennett? The GOP

Who worked against Marco Rubio? The GOP
Who worked against Rand Paul? The GOP
Who worked against Ted Cruz? The GOP
Who worked against Mike Lee? The GOP
Who worked against Jim DeMint? The GOP
Who worked against Ronald Reagan? The GOP

Who said “I think we are going to crush [the Tea Party] everywhere.”? The GOP (McConnell)

So place your bets:

clinton bush

For the professional Republicans they don’t actually care if they win or lose.

If the hierarchy, the professional political class, within the republican party loses an election to Democrats it’s only a lost election; they are still there, and still comfortable even in the minority.

However, if the hierarchy within the republican party loses an election to Conservatives, they are out of a job.

Big Government Democrats and Republicans are the professional political class.

Wall Street, The CoC, et al win so long as they get either Hillary or Jeb.  They’ll spend what ever blillions are needed to get the election to that end.

Conservatives are already viewed by Republicans as a third party.  Why do we resist it so much?

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159 Responses to There is Only One Political Party In Washington DC…

  1. dizzymissl says:

    SD, do you think all of the candidates are aware of this?


    • sundance says:

      “All”? No. “Most”… Probably.

      Bush (RGA Chair), Perry (RGA Chair), Christie (RGA Chair), Rubio, Huckabee (RGA Chair), Kasich (RGA Chair), Graham, Pataki (RGA Chair), Gilmore, and Rand Paul – Yes. (With depth of knowledge in that order)

      Cruz knows from outside looking in.

      Walker, Jindal less so. They are not sure of the funding, just happy for the money.

      Carson, Fiorina, other…. {{ shiny things }} the CoC considers toys to give us as they laugh at our stupidity.

      Most of the candidates are too close to the activity (their role and responsibility) to see the bigger picture.

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      • Carson is interesting. His arrival was clearly engineered as some kind of safety valve (viewed from outside his no-doubt carefully managed Truman Show perspective). But like you say – a shiny toy. And no doubt they have some plan for him, but what it is, who knows.

        The Uniparty has a racial strategy of some kind – badly managed as it is – and I think that Carson was fitting into that. The thing I don’t get is how they got Obama to go along with it. His desperation, trying to get a copy of Carson’s speech, is almost laughable in its weakness. “What? The puppet wants another puppet’s lines? Bwah-ha-ha! BWAH-HA-HA! How cute! But no.”

        One thing is clear. If any of the toys becomes a strategic asset to take the White House (glance in Carly’s direction), there will be a NWO/CFR/TLC/BLDRBRGR/VP hack nailed onto them before they can say “it’s just an implant for your safety, don’t worry!”😉


        • Jake Surtes says:

          That’s rich. Carly a strategic asset. Considering that egotistical failure a candidate underscores how the right wing spinners can make a dog turd look like a lobster tail.


      • Karen Kuhn says:

        What does RGA stand for?


    • kinthenorthwest says:

      I believe that a few of the candidates in the lower % numbers are in it for the good of the country. Cruz, Carly, Huckabee, and Carson are not RINOs…the rest I have my doubts about.


    • belle says:

      Wow just wow my now 29 year old son told me this several years ago. As a faithful republican, I refused to believe what he was saying. SD you have vindicated him.


  2. You’re 100% correct!


  3. BigMamaTEA says:

    Well, that makes me want to vomit as I am at Red State listening to these a – holes.

    Liked by 4 people

    • sundance says:

      Make a list. Ask every candidate if they, or their Super-Pac have taken CoC or Koch money. Put a check mark next to them for every “yes”.

      When you get done check your list. Then go hug the unchecked.

      (Tip – you’ll be hugless on exit)

      Liked by 6 people

      • 2x4x8 says:

        there is also untraceable money that Bundler supporters the candidate may personally know, but not realizing the donation originated from Goldman Sachs

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  4. Artist says:

    This is why Miz Meghan Kelley was ( and still is tonight, I checked for 5 minutes ) such an incredibly ill mannered, brittle and b*tchy celebutard during the debates, going for Trump’s jugular and afterward, having a smoochy war on women lovefest with Debbie Wasserman Shultz! Sucking up to Jebbie!!! and throwing bones to Kasich and Carson.

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  5. Just me says:

    Trump’s STUPID comment about Kelly bleeding is going to make matters worse. NO OTHER candidate is capable of beating the CoC, GOP machine. People need to wake the heck up. Once illegals are allowed to pour across border and vote in numbers greater than we have now, America is done. WAKE UP PEOPLE, your favorite candidate can’t win. Get behind Trump NOW.

    Liked by 2 people

    • taqiyyologist says:

      “WAKE UP PEOPLE, your favorite candidate can’t win. Get behind Trump NOW.”


      “Trump’s STUPID comment about Kelly bleeding is going to make matters worse.”

      That’s quite a juxtaposition, Jm.

      He actually IS our (what you call “PEOPLE”) favorite candidate already. (Although I’m leaning toward Carson, after preaching the Gospel of Christ on Live TV, unashamedly.)

      I don’t get what you’re saying there.

      At this point I’m leaning toward Jesus of Nazareth, or SMOD. Perhaps both on one ticket.


      • Just me says:

        What I was trying to say is that Trump is our only hope, but he needs to be smarter. They are, with everything they have, trying to take him down.


        • taqiyyologist says:

          “Our only hope” is apparently stupid, in a lot of ways.

          Why I’m leaning towards Our Only Hope, Christ Jesus.

          Ain’t no human, man or woman, going to fix this sh-t we’re in.

          I went to church this last Wednesday. First time in about 8 years.

          It beats a voting booth.

          Liked by 2 people

          • michellc says:

            I agree He’s our only hope and I honestly don’t know that what is happening now can be fixed or is supposed to be fixed or is just the natural order of how things were going to become. Our political environment is much like our moral environment, it all boils down to a lot of people who think they are smart but are stupid immoral beings trying to gain the world while losing their souls.

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      • keebler AC says:

        One of those back-handed compliments seen often these days about Trump. It’s the only way to get an insult in by the concerned. People keep crowing about how Trump better prove to them he’s worth their vote, be “smarter”, stop insulting while getting national attention, be nicer about smashing the establishment stronghold, stop “whining” when he battles back when attacked, while they sit and do nothing for the country.


    • franker01 says:

      I agree with all of that – particularly how stupid Trump was with his bleeding comment.
      Love what he says about the border but still not convinced that he is not a Trojan Horse for the Clintons.
      The “Art of the Game” may suggest a lot more than we think it does!

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    • He said it about both Kelly and Wallace. That puts into a different perspecive

      Liked by 1 person

  6. eweturn says:

    Trump is not following the script

    Liked by 1 person

  7. There is a thought-provoking comment thread under this AT blog:

    Sort “by Oldest” if you want the thread to make chronological sense (like CTH). It defaults to “by Best”.

    A lot of good debate at American Thinker.

    If they succeed in taking out Trump (from the GOP, that is), they will go after #2 next. Ben Carson. Then they will go after #3. And then #4. Until our nominee is the one conservatives like least.

    Conservatives learn nothing, in 8 years. We will get, as a nominee, our early least-favorite, because these MSM/Uniparty folks will tell us who we really want.

    Hi McCain! Hi Romney! (Hi, Jeb Bush!)

    Fool us once, fool us twice… we will be fooled again, with apologies to The Who.

    And by we I mean most conservatives other than me, apparently.

    So I hope Trump runs as a Second Party.

    In fact “The Second Party” should be the name of the party.

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    • taqiyyologist says:

      And I say Carson is #2 based on not that Hollywood Squares pic above, but the post-debate Drudge poll, mainly. And I believe that more than the Pro-pollsters.

      The GOPe/Uniparty/MSM will take out all conservative favorites until only their Golden Boy Dauphin remains.


    • Janice says:

      I like the name “The Second Party”. It does two things. It implies that the dems and reps are just a single party. It also could be associated with the Second Amendment, as in, “we know our rights, and we will enforce our rights”.


  8. manickernel says:

    When FOX used the recent polls as a selection process for the top ten in the debate, they left one poll out from NBC due to the fact that it only contained 10 choices for voting. When you took out the bottom seven it was interesting that the largest gains appeared to be for Jeb and Walker, and a couple of points to Carson.

    We know Trump’s fans would not vote for Jeb on pain of death, leading me to believe if he does eventually leave the race Bush will end up third or fourth going into the primaries. I don’t think Jeb’s money is going to help him in this election. While many have not made up their minds who they will vote for, they have already decided it will never be Bush.

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  9. justfactsplz says:

    After the primary and we are handed Bush, it will be too late to wake up and smell the coffee. Wake up now and do everything you can to help Trump win in the key states. He is our only hope to save our Republic. Four more years of a progressive or rino will finish this great nation. Patriots unite and make a stand here.

    Liked by 2 people

    • taqiyyologist says:

      I wanted Fred Thompson in ’07. (Where we are now, time-wise.)

      I coulda sworn every other actual informed conservative did, too.

      That was WAY early on, just like now. He was gone by round 2, due to the same manipulation of public opinion we see now.

      I’m starting to agree with Barnhardt, where she says that anyone who WOULD run for this office is insane, psychopathic, and deranged. (Who would do that to their family?)

      The inside of a voting booth. I won’t see it. The “I Voted!” sticker, that I got, like a gold star sticker in 1st grade at public school. I won’t get one. I don’t want one.

      No second party? Taqiyy votes No Award in the General.

      Like in Brewster’s Millions: None of the Above.


      • justfactsplz says:

        I will not vote for Jeb. I may do a write in if it comes down to it but I won’t vote for another rino or a progressive, ever.

        Liked by 2 people

        • taqiyyologist says:

          My last “I Voted” sticker, given to me after I did for McCain, I stuck on an old iMac that I have sitting on a dresser, like a hip old work of Steve Jobs art. It’s the iMac that looks like half a basketball with a monitor attached to it by a chrome swivel. My boss had it, told me to toss it in the dumpster, because it was so obsolete and worthless. I took it home with me, because it’s really sweet looking, and also that it might be worth something someday.

          There’s a lesson in there somewhere.


          • justfactsplz says:

            You never know, it might be. You could always use to prop your aching elbows on.


          • BigMamaTEA says:

            yes taqiy, the lesson is that you are a packrat, or have an unusual taste in retro-art.


          • Sentient says:

            I take the “I voted” sticker and throw it into the garbage right in front of who gave it to me. Reminding stupid people to vote (the purpose of the sticker) is a liberal plot.

            Liked by 2 people

            • aecoons says:

              No, no. You’re supposed to wear the sticker the following day so everyone knows they missed the election since it was yesterday. If your guy won it’s also an opportunity to rub their nose in it. (Just ignore the comments wearing the same shirt again and “how often do you bathe”, etc.)


      • barbi says:

        Not true about Thompson. The guy hated campaigning. He was unsure about running in the first place but finally decided to do so. His team got disgusted with him (as has Carson’s). After he pulled out, he said then and again much later after the election was over, that his heart hadn’t really been in it. Insiders said Fred, bright guy that he is, never liked the rigors of campaigning.


      • We’re all in this together. Does your state allow write in votes?


  10. kinthenorthwest says:

    H3LL during the Shut Down several years ago I suspected something was really weird when the Republicans took the blame when actually it was the Democrats and Obama’s fault…H3LL they didn’t want to put a hold on Obamacare, but when the Shut Down was Over Obama made a slew of changes to Obamacare and still is.
    About 2 months into this year I realized that it no longer what the party name was of the person elected to DC it was the same ole same ole Lying Politicians in DC.
    If we don’t get someone like Trump in the White House in 2017 our country is LOST Totally LOST.

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  11. manickernel says:

    In polling all voters in NH for imaginary match-up Bush, Walker, Paul and almost Rubio (1 point) would beat Clinton. Trump would not, not even close.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Liked, but not believed. Uniparty stats. And more than that, I think the Uniparty is taking her down. She’s only useful right now as a fake prop to scare voters to the right end of the Uniparty, whose long-awaited turn has arrived.

      Hillary’s bizarre affect completely makes sense in light of Uniparty. She’s on the outs. Her future is gone. She only continues with the motions, knowing that if she squirms too much, it gets worse. Communist deception comes to the same end it always does – betrayal by other communists.

      I think they will bring charges against Hillary once they think that all things electoral are under control. The Uniparty realizes that Hillary is more loyal to the Russian and Chinese ends of Uniparty, than the DC Cartel. THAT is a bridge too far. She gave Crimea to Vlad, without permission from Obama and Jarrett, and kept all the cash for herself. Definitely a no-no.

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      • Eskyman says:

        I agree somewhat, but there’s another factor: I think Obama hates Clinton, which is mutual. Obama’s got the goods on her now; he (and his agents, which are many) had lots of evidence, all nailed down & ready to blow her out of the water, that they collected while Hillary was spreading her net of corruption. The hammer will drop soon, but there’s still lots of graft to collect while the Clinton scam is still ongoing. Before the election, Hillary will be in big, big trouble, which will be Obama’s parting malicious gift. She may even go to jail, but I doubt it’ll go that far; hope it does, though! At least that’s a possibility. (I know, dream on!)😀


    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      NH is owned by the DEms and RINOs.

      The polls are skewed. Do not believe them.


  12. BobNoxious says:

    It’s clear “Tom Donahue and the CoC” have become to this blog what The Koch Bros. are to the Daily Kos and other Blue Blogs. I’m debating how to respond (really whether it’s worth it) and not b/c I can’t– as some like to say- but b/c I question whether it’s worth my valuable time when minds are clearly made up.

    I’ll stop now and submit a response via email in the hope it makes it up as I was instructed to do last time.

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    • taqiyyologist says:

      Bob, the Koch Bros. are in bed with Donahue and the CoC.


      In other words, the Krazy Kos Kiddies and the Krazy Rightwingers’ boogeymen are ALL ON THE SAME TEAM.

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      • manickernel says:

        I don’t see them as on the same team, some of them are blood enemies. The pols are their pawns though, and they play them regardless of party. The pawns are aware of this and are willing participants.

        The only question is whether Jon Snow is really dead.


        • sundance says:

          Can you name a divergent interest between the Kochs and CoC.?


          • manickernel says:

            No, those two do align, I was speaking of the puppetmasters in general.


            • sundance says:

              I’m not being snarky. I’m honestly trying to engage good thoughtful consideration.

              Can you tell me the difference between Mortgage Trading (bundling) and the proposed systems in place for Carbon Offset/Credit Trading?

              ps. Full Disclosure: Donald Trump and I are from the same Alma Mater (Grad School). No, never met the guy. But I did socially know Michael Milken (but not well) I only share this because when it comes to the CoC, Wall Street, and politics I know to be well versed in the overall agenda.

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              • manickernel says:

                Never thought of it but I do see the similarities. The players in carbon credits would tend to involve a more international bunch I would think. Demand mostly from industrialized nations, suppliers the less so. Means of payment more vague. Bitcoin for favors perhaps?

                I suppose my point is that there are international blocs of monied power organized under corporations, nations, and parties that compete for control. These groups use politics as a tool with little regard for principles or beliefs, but it does not mean there are no men or women of principle involved in the game.

                I just feel Trump is going to disappoint in the end, though he has certainly revealed the deep discord in America with both parties.


    • taqiyyologist says:

      And I’ll shut up now, too. I’ll just pray instead.


    • Sentient says:

      This column by Sundance is among his best (of many excellent insights). GOPe has literally placed (purchased) a home-state vote splitter in every important state
      SC – Graham (does anyone think this A-hole actually thinks he could win?)
      FL – Rubio
      TX – Perry
      VA – Gilmore
      OH – Kasich
      NY – Pataki (Pataki? Really?)
      Huckabee & Santorum to split the religious vote, etc. It’s positively diabolical.

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      • Rovian, to be quite candid. I think the Hillsbury doughboy outdid himself this time.


        • sundance says:

          Rove learned at the knee of Atwater. But much has changed since Atwater. The biggest change, mostly centers around political fundraising. Used to be “rich individuals”, and now, since Citizens United, it’s rich Hedge Funds, Corporations and Wall Street Banks through financiers.

          Atwater played the ground game better than anyone. Rove taken his Atwater skills and moved up to the penthouse suites.


      • They will collect the electoral votes in their states and then sell them to Jeb!


    • tessa50 says:

      Not all minds are made up and I would like to read what you have to say.


  13. Um, well, Republicans are Pro-gun
    Demon_crats are not, that’s one mighty big difference. I do believe they share beds, & common goals to be sure..

    Liked by 1 person

    • manickernel says:

      I think the Billionaire club have differences more along the lines of Citation or Lear for the accepted jet.

      Liked by 2 people

    • BobNoxious says:

      w/out Rs O and his D’s would’ve got rid of ar-15 platforms, anything over 10 rd clips; etc. etc,


    • sundance says:

      Yup, “gun rights” that’s one of the dinner bell’s the GOPe ring to bring you to the machine to pull the lever and get your pellet.

      Then they put the bell back on the shelf for the next cattle call.

      Liked by 1 person

      • BobNoxious says:

        The cynicism is depressing dude.

        Liked by 2 people

        • taqiyyologist says:

          The pollyannaism leads to the cynicism.

          Speaking for myself.

          Liked by 1 person

        • keebler AC says:

          Cynicism or reality? Where have you been the last 8 years?

          The bell is ringing. Mark your “X”. Now be gone, stop bothering us you lessers.

          I mean really, wake up. I don’t know how else to say it.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Sentient says:

          The question isn’t whether you’re paranoid. It’s whether you’re paranoid enough.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Sentient says:

          Bob, I caucused for George Herbert Walker Bush in 1980. I know all of the arguments for not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good, etc. I’ve made them all myself for 35 years. There’s no logical explanation for Republicans leaving the US-Mexico border wide open for 29 years after Simpson-Mazzoli other than the simple fact that they want more illegal immigration. My friends who voted for Jesse Ventura? I told them they were kooks. My friends who voted for Perot? I told them they’d wasted their vote. I dutifully held my nose and voted for Romney (although never McCain the Warmonger). I’m getting old. I’m getting tired. And I’m finally seeing that my Perot-voting friends were right: There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the parties. We need to revolt against the GOPe. That means Trump for now.

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          • Like it or not, Trump is one of us. He’s a look in the mirror. He’s one of the people – like us – who helped build this country, and then watched a bunch of worthless, loud-mouthed, SJW idiots and their milquetoast globalist enablers tear it down.

            He’s angry because WE THE PEOPLE are all angry.

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        • moogey says:

          Jeb Bush sat on the Board of Directors for the Bloomberg Foundation. He approved every dollar that was spent for all the gun control initiatives that hit the ballots in 2014. Bloomberg Foundation was quite helpful in funding all the activists who went after retailers to demand that they not allow guns in grocery stores or big box retailers.
          So yeah, the GOP is really serious about protecting our 2nd Amendment rights, Not!


      • taqiyyologist says:

        Exactly. And then, when you pull the lever, you get a substitute pellet, one that tastes just like what you wanted. And if it doesn’t? They’ll convince you that it does.

        They don’t stop it. Whatever “it” is today. Abortion, gun restrictions, immigration (illegal or otherwise). They just play pretend. Kinda like actors in blockbuster movies, or on the stage, or on TV.

        I quit movies and TV 15 years ago.


    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      How’s Obama’s Impeachment progressing.

      Yeah, right. Thought so. Trump 2016.

      Liked by 2 people

  14. labrat says:

    Hey SD, can I be a pain and raise my hand again?

    What’s your take on the whole Climate Change Hoax? What’s the COC goal for that? Why have we been saddled with that too, on top pf PPACA, illegals and common core?


    • manickernel says:

      Not a hoax, climate is always changing. The only question is cause, and now even whether it is getting hotter or colder.

      Meanwhile greenies are getting rich off it. Always money.

      Liked by 2 people

    • sundance says:

      Carbon Trading exchanges, were always the ultimate Wall Street goal for Climate Change.

      Read Michael Lewis’s book “Liars Poker”, except replace Mortgage bundling/trading with Carbon Credit bundling/trading. It’s the same players backing Carbon Trading.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Ivehadit says:

        Sundance, did you ever read the article on a top Wall Street firm’s participation in every bubble we have ever had- The Great American Bubble Machine? BUBBLE #6: Global Warming. It was written about 5 years ago- The article was emailed to me as I am not a regular reader of the particular mag that published it.;)


      • Eskyman says:

        Here’s another take on “climate change” from Michael Crichton:

        Excerpt: [The late Philip Handler, former president of the National Academy of Sciences, said that “Scientists best serve public policy by living within the ethics of science, not those of politics. If the scientific community will not unfrock the charlatans, the public will not discern the difference– science and the nation will suffer.”

        Personally, I don’t worry about the nation. But I do worry about science.]

        Highly recommend reading the whole thing, it’s brilliant. And still correct.


  15. BobNoxious says:

    Another difference- Death tax.

    That made a HUGE difference for my family when my grandparents passed away. With O and Hills they’d have tried to take it all over $3 million.

    Everyday taxes as well- huge difference.

    Guns- those rights actually matter to people as their single issue vote.

    Right to work vs unions-tenure. Etc.

    Tort reform- even though I’m a lawyer and would argue Tort reform is as anti conservative as it gets- gov capping damages and restricting access to courts vs free market trial by jury system- but Rs push reform where D’s don’t. Huge difference.

    Desperate impact and discrimination laws- vote in Dems get judges that accept those laws and arguments.

    Supreme Court coming up- Hillary appt will be 180 from even a Roberts.

    That’s a start.

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    • manickernel says:

      I agree these are issues that separate liberals and progressives, along with others. And many politicians do sincerely believe in them as matters of principal. Only principal starts to waver as they get further up the ladder of power and fame, and that is a rigged game. Trump came right out and said he could buy pols, notice there was no surprise and even some agreement on the stage last night. Don’t speak out to loudly though, that would bite the hand that feeds you and probably close doors on future advancement.


    • BobNoxious says:

      Disparate impact. Sorry.


    • BitterC says:

      I’ve always said that D’s and R’s split these issues up to keep the electorate balanced at 50/50.


  16. labrat says:

    Trump’s strategy appears to be “double down”. Challenge the “PC” takedown tactic and rip it to shreds. The bleeding comment about Megyn was no rogue blurt. It was carefully constructed to provoke the splodey heads. Do you think it will work?


  17. zombietimeshare says:

    “There is no substantive difference between Jeb and Hillary, and there is absolutely no difference between the current National GOP and National Democrats.”

    And on the second Tuesday in November 2016 the Beltway Establishment Party, comprised of both Democrats and Republicans, will let out a loud harrumph—letting us all know that they won and we lost.


  18. Dr. Bogus Pachysandra says:

    No matter who we want, Bush will be the nominee.


  19. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    They’ve already set up a scapegoat for any unexpected 2016 results…


  20. jameswlee2014 says:

    Despite what others on this board are saying you may be sure of one thing: Jeb Bush will not be the Republican nominee. He is for open borders and common core. He will not win a single primary. Here is the results of Drudge’s survey and it tracks very closely with Time Magazines poll. Since these two outfits are not closely aligned politically these results are a representative example of American sentiment:

    BUSH 2.09% (11,827 votes)
    CARSON 8.9% (50,391 votes)
    CHRISTIE 1.28% (7,272 votes)
    CRUZ 14.31% (81,078 votes)
    HUCKABEE 3.38% (19,125 votes)
    KASICH 5.21% (29,509 votes)
    PAUL 6.13% (34,723 votes)
    RUBIO 10.37% (58,735 votes)
    TRUMP 44.8% (253,762 votes)
    WALKER 3.53% (20,066 votes)
    Total Votes: 566,488

    As you can see, Jeb is duking it out with Christie for who is next to last and who is dead last. Jeb is going nowhere but back home.


  21. Plain Jane says:

    Sundance, the logic in this article is brilliant. Thank you for all your work. I don’t believe we had a candidate of the people’s choosing since Reagan.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Justice_099 says:

    How can you possibly sit there and watch things that should be regarded as a good conspiracy fiction novel happening right before your eyes and not be depressed by that?

    Our uniparty is giving Iran the nuclear bomb. Our CiC is defending our enemies. They are selling out our country. Russia, China, and pretty much the entire rest of the world are taking actions against us that in any rational time would be considered a declaration of war. They smell blood and they are circling the US like vultures waiting for our imminent death to feed on our carcass. These things are all happening right in front of your very eyes. It’s not fiction. It really is happening.

    The globalist goal is to destroy the US as the global superpower. Just the same as every other arena, the goal is to bring all superpowers down in order to make everything ‘equal’ as spelled out in the socialist bible.

    And you are worried about SD’s “cynicism”? Really? How could you NOT be cynical at a time like this?

    Guns? What truly meaningful thing has the GOP done on this subject? We’ve given them unprecedented majorities on several occasions and we still have legalized abortion, we still have infringements on gun rights, we still have staggering debt, we still have staggering unemployment rates, we still have U.S. infrastructure being sold to foreign governments. We still have businesses leaving our country taking away our jobs, in order to take advantage of the trade advantages the US gives over US companies.

    Are we supposed to celebrate the tiny, completely insignificant in the grand scheme of things, crumbs of victory that the Republicans have given us? Oh, it takes time, you might say. One step at a time, you might say. If only we got a couple more conservative supreme court justices, you might say. We don’t HAVE time anymore. For every little, tiny, insignificant breadcrumb victory we get, we get three major losses. But we don’t notice because we are too busy chewing on those breadcrumbs because they have kept us starving for so long. Oh how, at that moment, we love our captors. So gracious of them to give us those breadcrumbs and just slightly bring us back from the brink of death when really their goal is to keep us alive another day to extend the torture.

    The method of breaking a prisoner is to make them suffer and suffer, and then come and show them compassion and reward them with slight comforts. This is how spouses abuse and keep their victims. This is how you tame an animal. This is how you break an enemy.

    Our corrupted government as a whole has now become the enemy of the American citizens.

    And you are worried about “cynicism”? War is depressing. Who, ever, wants to go to war? But that’s what this has become; a war on the American people.

    Maybe I am just an ‘extremist’. Maybe I should just loosen my tin-foil hat a little bit. Haha. Crazy, kooky Justice_099. What a great belly laugh.

    Or maybe it really is THAT serious. Maybe it is time to be just a little bit more cynical. We can sit down and cry or we can stand up and fight. Choose your own role. But the war will rage on regardless.

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    • Sentient says:


      Liked by 1 person

    • Crystal says:

      There was a radio report yesterday that Bari was going to help the Chinese rebuild its military. I heard the lead-in, but didn’t stick around for the story. Iran will also be rebuilding its military with some of the $150 billion Bari is freeing up at the same time he continues to downgrade ours to its lowest capability since WWII and our Navy to pre-WWI standards.

      If the first sentence is true, what does that say about who he really is and on whose behalf he’s really working?


    • Eskyman says:

      @Justice_099- Well said! Hear, Hear!


  23. Justice_099 says:

    As for Trump, my only major problem with him is his inability to articulate when challenged. I absolutely love the zingers Trump throws. But his responses aren’t cutting to the meat. He is letting his anger get to him. Let’s face it, he is going to be attacked over and over, from all sides. He has got to learn to deal with this better. I am not criticizing him for going at their throats. He should do that more. But he also needs to respond more substantively. People can’t read his mind, it needs to start coming out of his mouth. I have faith that he will learn this.

    Looking around the net, I see lots of people articulating wonderful responses in defense of Trump. But it needs to start coming from Trump. I hope he gets a chance to read them and start adopting them.

    For example, regarding Trump’s bankruptcies, he isn’t wrong or lying with his response. But he should be saying how overall, he saved numerous jobs by making a smart business decision to cut a cancer on his company. By freeing that capital, he was able to keep thousands more employed and live on to create more businesses and more jobs. Some people are going to get hurt by tough decisions. That’s just reality. Nobody should apologize for that. We can’t have winners without losers. That’s how capitalism works. But the average person doesn’t empathize with that because they have been trained to think emotionally. Trump needs to be able to explain these things in ways that people can understand to rise above the ‘appeal to emotion’ attacks. Sometimes I think he doesn’t understand that everyone doesn’t already ‘get it’ and misses these opportunities to educate people.

    I am 110% a Trump supporter. I do ‘get it’, but this is something I am truly praying that he will start learning how to do. They are never going to stop attacking him. Ever. Even after his 8 years, they will still be attacking him. He needs to turn these into opportunities.

    If anyone has Trump’s ear, please pass this along to him. We need him to win.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      100% agree. He needs the poised, rapier-like response of a Carly Fiornia (if you haven’t seen her post-debate smack-down of Chris Matthews, please look for it and watch it!). At some point The Donald will have to outline his vision for each of the things that he will lead us through to make America great again.

      On that note, it’s all about the leadership. He is a business leader. Business leaders are not policy wonks (lawyers and public affairs people do that), financial gurus (chief financial officers do that), etc. However, he will have to articulate what his C-level (Chief) officers will be doing on his behalf.

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      • ZurichMike says:

        Metaphorically speaking, of course.


      • Justice_099 says:

        I have to admit that regardless, what he is doing is working. It’s hard to ignore that and there is always a risk of asking him to change strategy.

        I know that he knows and has great defenses for the things he has done. He just needs to keep in mind that others may not understand it and will need it explained to them. He can’t allow them to frame it their way to those hearing things for the first time.

        I give him a huge pass, of course. He is completely new to this, I know. I believe him that he is truly shocked at all the attacks for his common-sense. I wasn’t shocked and think most of his supporters aren’t shocked either. The fact that he is calling the leaders stupid shows a little that he might be naive about their true intentions. They are not stupid, they are evil.

        Donald is smart. He didn’t get where he is from a lack of ability to understand his environment and adapt.

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      • The Matthews smack-down was engineered. He was instructed to allow it. Also, Carly is attacking Trump and tweeted that she supported Megyn Kelly.


    • Crystal says:


      Try to send this post to Michael Cohen. He’s been Trump’s spokesman on Hannity’s show several times. Hannity says he’s known Cohen (and Trump) for years and that Cohen is a nice guy. Perhaps Sean’s people can give you some contact info.


    • PreNanny says:

      “But he should be saying how overall, he saved numerous jobs by making a smart business decision to cut a cancer on his company. By freeing that capital, he was able to keep thousands more employed and live on to create more businesses and more jobs. ”
      There is not a single company, Trump has stated many times he owns hundreds of companies and that the bankruptcies were only 4 of the hundreds. Trump has also said many times that he has created thousands of jobs.
      I am not sure what you think he isn’t saying that he needs to be told to say it?
      Trump got this!! ( to swipe the viewer’s view line )


  24. SouthCentralPA says:

    I say this with all sincerity, don’t go all Hillbuzz on us when Trump goes down.


  25. TheLastDemocrat says:

    You guys have to get Trump into the nominating convention, and you guys need to have a fair amount of normalcy in how the delegates work.

    Otherwise, you will go into the nominating convention all dewey-eyed and innocent, and you will get shanked. On the Dem side, Howard Dean is the poster boy of having burgeoning support in the Rank and File, then having the machine pull the carpet out from under you.

    You all may or may not have followed that story. The Dean “scream” was an audio fiction; listening to the event in the hall, his scream did not sound odd. Someone took the direct feed from the microphone and mixed that in with the feed from the overall event – this is done a lot when recording live music events.

    No one in that hall heard an odd scream.

    And so what? Compare an odd scream to an illegal, secret computer server. Big diff.

    You guys have to go all Dewey-Beats-Truman. Truman was on the ballot.

    If Trump goes third party, you lose again. That is even easier for the machine then the Jeb Strategy.


    • czarowniczy says:

      Roger that, the spoilers have given the Republicans their Ralph Nader. Just in case the Republican managed by some stroke of divine intervention to not throw an election away Trump guarantees to split the party just as Nader did the Democrats. And Trump isn’t Big Money?


  26. czarowniczy says:

    In truth it’s body counts that count, not land area. The people in a Democracy are the key to it being a democracy, their attention, blood and sweat make and keep a democracy – therein lies its strength and its weakness.
    It’s the people who’ve allowed the current state of crappy affairs to exist. They’ve become lazy and volunteered to trade their, and others, stakes in the democracy for comfort and divertisments. They have allowed government intervention and ultimate control in areas that most likely would have caused the Founders to founder. The current crop of crap could not exist without the help, by commission or omission, of the people.
    2016 will bring in the choice of Big Money and Power and we’ll slog through another four to eight years of the death of the Republic. The same crews will be eating at the trough as we shovel in our children’s futures, just as we have for decades. I don’t expect to see the population take a sudden swerve towards the right and self-determination, the trend of natives and the political histories of the immigrant floods don’t seem to show much hope, so we’ll most likely have another 8 years of political theatrics. Maybe Ridley Scott will run for POTUS, if he wins we’ll at least have a good soundtrack to go with what is increasingly starting to look like some of his films.

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  27. I wish I could say this is total BS, but I can’t. More and more, I believe this scenario is accurate.
    With the Left supporting both Clinton and Bush and the GOP establishment pushing Bush, there can only be one conclusion, conservatives are F’d.


  28. crazy says:

    Can’t argue with the facts, but I think you give the uniparty overlords too much credit. They tried and failed to produce a Clinton ’08 victory, for example. Trump is a wildcard in this election – the Joker, in my opinion – who may be the total independent many here believe him to be or the ultimate corrupt insider working both sides to use us as the old-time leftists and 60’s radicals did with Obama and the democrats in ’08. Only time will tell.


  29. jdirt42 says:

    I have been saying the same for awhile but you spelled it out concisely. Hear this gop, if Jeb is the nominee, you can hold your nose cause many conservatives will stay home. But don’t worry, all those illegal aliens you helped vote, will vote for you.


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