The New Hampshire Outcome – The Establishment Republican Party Needs To Be Destroyed…

Regardless of the outcome in the New Hampshire primary any and every “professionally Republican political candidate” needs to be removed.  Most Americans now refuse to be co-dependents to our own demise.

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I speak for myself, and only myself.  However, I hope you will indulge these considerations and correct me where I’m going wrong.

On December 23rd 2009 Harry Reid passed a version of Obamacare through forced vote at 1:30am. The Senators could not leave, and for the two weeks previous were kept in a prolonged legislative session barred returning to their home-state constituencies. It was, by all measures and reality, a vicious display of forced ideological manipulation of the upper chamber. I share this reminder only to set the stage for what was to follow.

Riddled with anxiety we watched the Machiavellian manipulations unfold, seemingly unable to stop the visible usurpation. Desperate for a tool to stop the construct in December 2009 we found Scott Brown and rallied to deliver $7 million in funding, and a “Kennedy Seat” victory on January 19th 2010.

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Unfortunately, the trickery of Majority Leader Harry Reid would not be deterred. Upon legislative return he stripped a House Budgetary bill, and replaced it with the Democrat Senate version of Obamacare through a process of “reconciliation”. Thereby avoiding the 3/5ths vote rule (60) and instead using only a simple majority, 51 votes.

Angered, we rallied to the next election (November 2010) and handed the usurping Democrats the single largest electoral defeat in the prior 100 years. The House returned to Republican control, and one-half of the needed Senate seats reversed. Within the next two election cycles (’12 and ’14) we again removed the Democrats from control of the Senate.

Within each of those three elections we were told Repealing Obamacare would be job #1. It was not an optional part of our representative agreement to do otherwise.

However, from the writing of Jonah Goldberg, an advocate for modern conservative political opinion, you find the following:

[…] If you want a really good sense of the damage Donald Trump is doing to conservatism, consider the fact that for the last five years no issue has united the Right more than opposition to Obamacare.

Opposition to socialized medicine in general has been a core tenet of American conservatism from Day One. Yet, when Republicans were told that Donald Trump favors single-payer health care, support for single-payer health care jumped from 16 percent to 44 percent. (link)

With control of the House and Senate did Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or House Speaker John Boehner use the same level of severity expressed by Harry Reid to put a repeal bill on the desk of Obama for veto? Simply, NO.

Why not? According to Goldberg it’s the “core tenet of American conservatism”.

If for nothing but to accept and follow the will of the people. Despite the probability of an Obama veto, this was not a matter of option.  While the method might have been “symbolic”, due to the almost guaranteed veto, it would have stood as a promise fulfilled.

Yet the professional political class speak of “core tenets” and question our “trust” of Donald Trump?

We are not blind to the maneuverings of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and President Tom Donohue. We are fully aware the repeal vote did not take place because the U.S. CoC demanded the retention of Obamacare.

TPP trade 2Leader McConnell followed the legislative priority of Tom Donohue as opposed to the will of the people.

This was again exemplified with the passage of TPA, another Republican construct which insured the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal could pass the Senate with 51 votes instead of 3/5ths.  This is limiting government?  No, this is usurpation of the will of the people.

However, the TPA bill passage provides both an example and a contrast.

We are not blind to the reality that when McConnell chooses to change the required senatorial voting threshold he is apt to do so.  Not coincidentally, the TPP trade deal is another legislative priority of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Yet you question the “trustworthiness” of Donald Trump’s definitions of conservatism?

Another bill, the Iran “agreement”, reportedly and conveniently not considered a “treaty”.  Again, we are not blind; nor are we blind to Republican Bob Corker’s amendment (Corker/Cardin Amendment) changing agreement ratification to a 67-vote-threshold for denial, as opposed to a customary 67 vote threshold for passage. A profound difference.

Yet you question the “principles” of Donald Trump?

A truly representative political body would be questioning the “ideological conservative principle” of their leader, Mitch McConnell.  Or questioning Bob Corker.  Both McConnell and Corker working to deny the will of the electorate within the party they are supposed to represent.

Of course, you need to remain willfully blind.  You need to keep acting as if we are not aware of these closed door machinations.  If you faced us, if you opened yourself to really being questioned by us, it would force you to admit some uncomfortable truths.  In years past such a confrontation would have included tar and feathers.

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Another example – Lisa Murkowski ? An Alaskan senator who can factually lose her Republican primary bid, yet run as a write-in candidate, without admonishment from the Republican Party, and the professional political class permit her return to the Senate with full seniority and committee responsibilities?

Did the RNC, Reince Preibus, or a republican member of senatorial leadership meet the returning Murkowski and demand a Pledge of Allegiance to the principles within the Republican party?  No, but you damned sure required a pledge from candidate Donald Trump.  Square that circle.

The “protectionism” and “isolationism” you rail against in the few media appearances where you are brave enough to raise your head, is simply projecting your own protecting of your political interests, and your own isolation to retain your status.   We do not forget Mitch McConnell working to re-elect Senator Thad Cochran, fundraising on his behalf in the spring/summer of 2014, even after Cochran lost the first Mississippi primary?

We do not forget the NRSC spending money on racist attack ads.  We do not forget the GOP paying Democrats to vote in the second primary to defeat Republican Chris McDaniel.  We are well aware the “R” in NRSC is “Republican”.

Perhaps you chose to think we forget. We do not.

You stand jaw agape in admonition of those who have had enough, and are willing to support candidate Donald Trump.  Intentionally you must refuse to accept how intensely angry we are.  However, specifically because of your refusal, you have now taken yourself further into the bunker and don’t realize the scope of our assembly.

nro coverYour latest attempt to quell the rising pitchforks is Paul Ryan; now charged with the definitions of who is allowed to call themselves republican, or conservative.

Tell those definitions to the majority of Conservative Republicans who supported Chris McDaniel and found their own party actively working against them.

Oh, we understand your definitions.

Where is the historical republican “character” in the fact-based exhibitions outlined above?

Remember Virginia 2012, 2013? When the conservative principle-driven electorate changed the method of candidate selection to a convention and removed the party stranglehold on their “chosen candidates”. Remember that? We do.

What did McConnell, the RNC and the GOP do in response with Ken Cuccinelli?  They actively spited him and removed funding from his campaign. To teach us a lesson? Well it worked, we learned that lesson.

Representative David Brat was part of that lesson learned and answer delivered. Donald Trump is part of that lesson learned and answer forthcoming – yet these professional political voices speak of “character”.

You speak of being concerned about Donald Trump’s hinted tax proposals. Well, 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?   That would be the GOP (“Bush Tax Cuts”)

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

The truth is 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.

But long term our fiscal house is much 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.

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

The GOP (2002) removed tax liability from the lower income levels, and President Obama then (2009) lowered the income threshold for economic subsidy (welfare, food stamps, ebt, medicaid, etc) this was brutally predictable.

This lower revenue higher spending approach means – lower tax revenues and increased pressure on the top tax rates (wage earners) with the increased demand for tax spending created within the welfare programs.

Professional DC Republicans focus on “spending” without ever admitting they, not the Democrats, lowered rates and set themselves up to be played with the increased need for social program spending, simultaneously.  Is this reality/outcome not ultimately a “tax the rich” program?

As a consequence what’s the difference between the Republicans and Democrats on taxes? All of a sudden Republicans are arguing to “broaden the tax base”. Meaning, reverse the tax cuts they themselves created on the lower income filers?

This is a conservative position now? A need to “tax the poor”? Nice of the Republicans to insure the Democrats have an atomic sledgehammer to use against them.

This is a winning strategy? This is the “conservatism” DC is defending because they are worried about Donald Trump’s principles, character or trustworthiness.

Here’s a list of those modern conservative “small(er) government” principles:

• 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
• Did the GOP even pass a FY 2016 budget with control of the House and Senate? NO.

• Who gave us a $2.5 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill in December 2015? The GOP
• Who eliminated, not just raise but eliminated, the debt ceiling? The GOP
• 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

• 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 Jim DeMint? 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 Ronald Reagan? The GOP
• Who is working against Donald Trump? The GOP

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

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And, you wonder why we’re frustrated, desperate for a person who can actually articulate some kind of push-back?

Here’s a shock for ya – We are not just pushing back against Obama, Pelosi and Reid, we are also desperate for push back against you.

Inasmuch as Obama is our enemy, so too are Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Paul Ryan.  Which leads to the next of your GOP talking points. Where they opine:

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

Fair enough. But considering us “whacko birds” have simply been demanding common sense, ie. fiscal discipline, a BUDGET would be nice.

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

That’s a fiscal strategy?

That’s the 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?

THAT’S WAS YOUR GOP STRATEGY?

Don’t tell me it’s not, because if it wasn’t there’d be something else being done. And what did the GOP do? They eliminated the entire debt ceiling, passed a $2.5 trillion omnibus spending bill, and kicked the can all the way to March 2017.

That’s a flippin’ solution?

That’s a republican solution?

That’s a conservative solution?

And don’t think we don’t know the 2009 “stimulus” became embedded in the baseline of the federal spending, and absent of an actual budget it just gets spent and added to the deficit each year, every year. Yet this is somehow smaller fiscal government?

….And you’re worried about what Donald Trump might do?

Seriously?

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303 Responses to The New Hampshire Outcome – The Establishment Republican Party Needs To Be Destroyed…

  1. lilbirdee'12 says:

    WOLVERINES !!!!
    Y’all hit the tip jar and show your appreciation for all that Sundance does for us !

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  2. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    I agree 100% if we can not reform the Republican party by getting rid of the leaders we have now, and I mean most all of them, then nothing with change. In the most optimistic outcome we get Trump as President and pick up maybe two senate seats giving us 46 which is 4 short of closure and we will be lucky to hold 54 because the numbers are against us with 10 democrat’s and 24 Republican’s up for election this year.

    What this means is no matter what Trumps wants say repeal of Obama Care McConnell will not bring it up for a vote even if it was passed in the House. Real reform would have to wait untill 2018 when 23 Democrat’s and only 8 Republicans are up for election and so there could be enough of a swing to put the Republicans over 60 and force the change on them. This will take a lot of hard with and the key will be Trump talking to the American people maybe with a sales pitch once a month for two years to get this done. Along the way maybe some progress can be made but I think the Republicans will fight trump very hard to prevent him from making any changes to the system they and the Democrat’s have created.

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    • Level One Kenobi says:

      It is even worse than you describe considering the GOP establishment is subservient to the masters of the alleged other side. Most would align against a President Trump, leaving either deadlock or capitulation as the Executive’s only choices.

      And that is assuming there even is a President Trump. Remember this is the American electorate, enablers of Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid, and two-term Obama. In many ways Obama has indeed won and there is no going back; the damage is too deep. America selecting a President Sanders is easier to fathom than not.

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      • WSB says:

        And who says McConnel will stay? Ryan is already FACING A PRIMARY. Let’s at least have a plan of action.

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      • AZ Gulch says:

        Reagan went around congress – direct to the people. He got a lot of stuff passed that he wanted, with a democratic congress, by going over their heads. There were a few bitter pills involved.

        Trump will do the same.

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      • TOO MUCH PESSIMISM, Level One! You have not been paying attention. Now, watch and learn from positive, activist posts here. Plenty of ideas to help you know what to do to make the changes our dear country needs. Especially learn what Wolverines! means.

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        • Level One Kenobi says:

          I want my hope grounded first in reality and not faith in one man. And the reality is that 2016 is nothing like 1980. The conservative Democratic is long extinct, with the Republican type highly endangered. Reagan’s prophetic prediction on socialized medicine is coming to pass, and there is no way the Washington machine is going to permit any chance of an Obamacare repeal, from Congress to DHS to the Roberts court. And like a South American dictator in exhile, we will be stuck with Obama for the next 30 years as he stays in D.C. to ensure his Change is never turned back.

          Is there hope? Cold anger notwithstanding, only by accepting the state of affairs for what they are can a path out of this mess ever be found.

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          • louche9 says:

            2016 is nothing like 1980, but politicians haven’t changed. They are still utterly craven, and live and die by the polls. If enough politicians’ constituents make it clear that they will not return to office if they don’t cooperate with Trump, dozens of them will suddenly see the light. They will shrug to their paymasters that they’re no good to them if they are voted out of office. It’s clear that it’s a long haul to real change, but a landslide presidential win can alter perspectives rather quickly.

            Don’t be so sure about Obama. He’s essentially lazy, and may end up spending more time golfing in Hawaii and making bs speeches for gazillions than bustling around DC, trying to maintain change.

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      • tellthetruth2016 says:

        LEts not forget that Paulie Rhino has now brought the CoC into the house with him also….

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    • NCPatriot says:

      He doesn’t need congress to trim down the EPA and Dept of Ed/Common core. Aren’t they under the exec branch?
      He can also ENFORCE the Immigration laws on the books, Deport the criminal illegals, gangs and drug dealers. I think wall legislation was passed a long time ago—just never built. Also doesn’t the president appoint the people who negotiate trade deals? And he can work with the military to get PC out of the system. He also controls DHS and Dept. of Health and Human Services doesn’t he?

      There is a lot he can do without congress—and not violate the constitution.

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      • WSB says:

        All, please also remember. trump has leverage with anyone he has donated to. They now owe him not to spill their beans…Nancy and Company.

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      • starfcker says:

        Great post, NCPatriot. Not only will he be able to do plenty on his own, he will bend Congress to the will of the people. I’m driving, listening to ABC radio. Steve Roberts can’t process what’s happening. He is lost, completely unmoored, drifting from one bizarre theory to another. It’s pretty funny. Out to pasture for him

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        There is so much he can do without congress. But he is s deal maker and imagine how he can turn the heat on them when he wants too! He will accomplish so very much, all good for America!

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    • I wouldn’t underestimate Trump’s ability to go over their heads. This is what Reagan did.

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    • Venus says:

      I don’t think you’re right — it means that with a President Trump our work is not done — Reagan used the bully pulpit to get people to pester their reps in the House and Senate (remember the House was Dem then) to bring his agenda to the floor. We will have to be vigilant again and hold the Congress weasels’ feet to the fire.

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  3. sundaybu says:

    Live from Trump Headquarters NH, Right Side Broadcasting

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    • parteagirl says:

      A quick story I think you all will like:

      Earlier tonight after NH had been projected for Trump, I walked down the block for a neighbor’s Annual Mardi Gras Party. I live in a close-knit neighborhood and many of us love to talk politics. But people have been uncharacteristically clandestine this year about who they support. I have not put a yard sign out yet even though I have been told before by several neighbors that they vote for whoever’s sign is in my yard because they trust my opinion. The timing just hasn’t felt right yet.

      When I got to the party, it wasn’t long before someone asked me if I knew what happened in NH. “They just called it for Trump.” I replied, without giving them a clue as to how I felt about that bit of news myself. Awkward silence. “What about the Democrats?” “Sanders by a mile.” Hoots and raucous laughter. “Who do you like?” someone asked me. And with a Cheshire grin I replied “Trump 100%.”

      The ice was broken. All of the sudden everyone, and I mean everyone, was agreeing and saying “Me too!” “I’ve liked him all along!” “I thought you must be for Cruz” “Trump’s the guy we need” etc, etc. etc. It was like we were all holding our breath, and suddenly got the signal we could exhale. It was so great.

      My hope is that conversations like this are happening all over our country. When the time is right and the opportunity presents itself, a confident, happy declaration of support for Trump can be very liberating to others to express their support for him too, or to give someone else the encouragement to consider him seriously, perhaps for the first time.

      What a great night! Go Trump!

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      • Michelle says:

        You are so right! Good for you! And I so admire all the NH and Iowa voters who were the first to officially declare their support. I hope the people of NH stay proud of their votes and ignore the criticisms from MSM and people who want them to act like good little sheep.

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        • tellthetruth2016 says:

          I pray that N. Haley, T. Scott, an T. Gowdy falls on deaf ears in S. Carolina because they have all endorsed Rubio and will be out in force………I really liked Tim Scott and so so disappointed in him………I thought he would do right by the American people……I pegged Haley and Gowdy a while back……….Let’s just hope the people in that state are as smart and well informed as New Hampshire and Trump Keeps his lead…….By a landslide…..

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      • What a great story, parteagirl! It reminds me of when Rush first went on the air. People kept calling in saying, “I thought I was the only person who thought this way!” So very energizing. That’s how I feel reading your story. Thank you!

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  4. oncefired says:

    100% Correct!

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  5. kinthenorthwest says:

    Looks like New Hampshire has way way less cheaters and fraudulent precincts.

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  6. itswoot says:

    Tar and feathering wouldn’t go far enough in giving them what they deserve.

    Give them the multiculturism approach. Put them in straight jackets and infest them with the fleas of a thousand camels. From Arabia. (I’m only half kidding)

    Absolutely no dissent of what you are saying about this, Sundance. Thank you for laying it all out.

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  7. oldtoenail says:

    Love the article. Great information all in one place. Thanks Sundance.

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  8. fine article – thank you for your commitment.

    Hooray for this Day !!! forth of july all over again….

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  9. frangelica1 says:

    Sundance – this is one of your best articles – 101% agree with you!
    This is only the beginning folks! We will not rest until every political traitor is replaced with a true American patriot!

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  10. Joe's Dad says:

    I’M WITH YOU SUNDANCE! I’LL MARCH FORWARD WITH YOU TO TAKE DOWN THESE SCUMBAGS ONCE AND FOR ALL! FORCEFULLY IF NECESSARY! THEIR DAYS ARE NEARING AN END!

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  11. GracieD says:

    Well said, SD!!! You hit the nail on the head. I have made it very clear to the GOP that I will not support them ever again. Now, I am actively supporting Trump, much to the chagrin of some in the local GOP. What is blowing my mind, is that one of the local GOP peeps endorsed Trump. I let him know that they could count on my support of the Trump Campaign.

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  12. tampa2 says:

    Is splitter strategy working? Isn’t NH a proportional State? 34%, as it now stands, isn’t 51% to outright win, SD?

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Despite one candidate taken a portion far ahead of the followers, yes, it is not a majority, and it is quite split.

      Once one or two of those splitters drop off, the portions will begin snowballing.

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    • Director says:

      Interesting factiod, those candidates below 10% are swept up and proportion given to winner.

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  13. PatriotUSA says:

    Excellent………………just excellent. Thank you sundance, Thank you.

    Wolverines!!!

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  14. DannyMac III % says:

    I tip my hat to you sir. Excellent article. I just became a Fan!

    Liked by 1 person

    • moogey says:

      DannyMac, if you are a new fan, might I suggest that you go to the upper right hand – Select “Choose a topic” and read previous articles in the archives. Guaranteed, Sundance has written some of the best articles you will ever read. :0)

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    • rayzorback says:

      I have been a Sundance fan since I first found this website.
      (Thanks to AT commenters … even though AT is OFF my “Must read” list)!!!

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  15. kinthenorthwest says:

    LIVE: Donald Trump Speaks After Winning New Hampshire Primary

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  16. lo says:

    Here’s the thing….they want us to sit down and shut up while they destroy us….AND they expect us to PAY for our own destruction! I DON’T THINK SO. We are worth fighting for. #Trump2016 #MakeAmericaGreatAgain

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    • rayzorback says:

      I so wish Sundance would consider another source of Commenting ….
      ala WND as “WE” could “Like” comments without SUBSCRIBING to wordpress.

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  17. Ziiggii says:

    Amazing set of articles, SD, really really good stuff.

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  18. RoninInCA says:

    Thanks Again Sundance… Trench Warfare is a tough slog… One state at a time.. You Can’t Stop The Train… We are coming for our Country DC… On to South Carolina the fight goes south brothers and sisters… Trump 2016

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  19. PatriotKate says:

    Think of how astonishing the results tonight by Americans. Not just in choosing Trump, but what Sanders did to Clinton.

    Collectively Americans of both parties joined hands to clearly state the People repudiate the Clintons and the Bushes and time to retire their dynasty’s as well as the Uniparty as a whole. That’s really the broader positive message of what has happened.

    You bet they hear us now. They just aren’t quite sure what to do next, since nothing else has worked so far.

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  20. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Codependent No More.

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  21. Zzschnops says:

    Wonderful!

    I’m going to celebrate by buying a new gun.

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  22. Megyn Kelly looked surprised and shellshocked tonight. She’s probably trying to figure out why the vote fising didn’t kick in. Evidently Trump disconnected it somehow.

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  23. Dixie says:

    Great job, Sundance. Your abilities, your memory and your filing system astounds me. This one, I will be sharing.

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  24. nyetneetot says:

    First of, I’d stop listening to the media and the GOPe using the term “conservatism”. It originally was used to describe the efforts to restore France in the early 1800’s after the French revolution.
    Like capitalism, it describes a process rather than what the socialist left has turned it into – a disparaging description of a philosophy held only by the unwashed masses.

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    • joebal says:

      The msm talking points republicans continue to pretend that conservative means a Libertarian view when it does not. I wish we could all start to see that the ONLY PARTY of small government is the Libertarian party. The Republicans constantly “borrow” the Libertarian ideas as their talking points at election time but clearly have no real interest in attempting to hold to them.

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      • nyetneetot says:

        Unfortunately, the term “Liberal” came from the same place as what became Socialism. It’s connected to the French revolution, not our country. There were no parties originally. It’s not that they were something new they didn’t think of, the party system was rejected. It was introduced about 20 years after the founding. It was the first major twisting of our government by self-interested people.

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        • Gail Combs says:

          I liked the fact that originally the second place winner became vice president. That meant you could not ‘impeach proof’ a president. He ignored the will of the people and his rival took over.

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      • USA Patriot says:

        Libertarians I thought believe in almost zero government; just leave me the hell alone philosophy. They have no moral compass or even common sense in a world full of nuclear tipped ICBMs e. g. The USA in cases that threaten us must be the world’s policeman otherwise evil reigns as is happening under Obama.. “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”.

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  25. wheatietoo says:

    We are so fortunate to have you, Sundance. You are a treasure.

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  26. So, what does this do to the road map? Jeb Bush 4th and Rubio 5th has got to be almost a worst case scenario right?

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  27. zephyrbreeze says:

    This is a day of reckoning. One of many to come.

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  28. fred says:

    If Rush and Hannity and Levin are conservatives count me out. If the Freedom Caucus and Ryan are conservatives count me out. I think that term has become moot.

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    • KenH says:

      So called conservatism is now whatever is helpful and expedient to the CofC and GOPe’s billionaire donors and their narrow and self serving agenda. I’m finally glad people aren’t buying the gig anymore.

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      • USA Patriot says:

        And it was a very lucrative gig for these golden tongue sellouts. Yet even though we are making progress there is still a lot of work to be done to enlighten much of the sheepie.

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    • lastConservinIllinois? says:

      The term “Conservative” has been co-opted,
      because that’s what lying liberals do.

      McConnell, McCain, Graham, Paul Ryan, “Conservative”?
      Laughable.

      We have been infiltrated, led astray, and taken over by liberals.
      Time to burn it down.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      I am none of those I am a “Patriotic American”

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    • jackphatz says:

      We’ve become hung up on these two terms, Conservative and Liberal. Those we have relied upon to be our voices of Conservatism are just as muddled as those who we labeled as Liberal. Those two terms are meaningless at present.

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      • Gail Combs says:

        Professor Carroll Quigley, was a member of Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and mentor to Bill Clinton. He researched the Milner Round Tables, like CRF and the Committee on Economic Development, for twenty years. He included that research in his book Tragedy and Hope, (1966)

        “The chief problem of American political life for a long time has been how to make the two congressional parties more national and international. The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead the two parties should be almost identical, so the that American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.” — Tragedy and Hope

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    • flawesttexas says:

      None of those 3 are really “Conservative”.

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    • rayzorback says:

      I’m with YOU!
      I am an AMERICAN PATRIOT……
      “Conservatism” has LOST it’s shine.

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    • mariner says:

      Yes, it has. I was slow to realize that, but at some point “conservative” was re-defined to mean “in service of the GOPe”.

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  29. KenH says:

    Great information. I always remind Republicans who rightfully hate Obama that Bush and the Republican Congress rammed through the Patriot Act and TSA. Dubya even wrote executive orders granting the NSA even greater powers than what was handed to them various pieces of legislation. So much for limited gubmint. The GOPe has grown government as much or more than the Democrats.

    The Donald better not start going soft or “evolve” on immigration. Based on what we’ve been through the last 20-30 years I’ll believe his promises only when he starts delivering on them assuming he wins it all.

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    • Martin says:

      I’m sure he won’t go soft.

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    • Sentient says:

      Remember: Trump may not fix everything, but we know that none of the other candidates (in either party) will fix anything.

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    • Gail Combs says:

      Even Reagan severely damaged this country by destroying American mid sized corporations.

      Via Hostile Takeovers the wealth built up in American companies was transfered to the banks. Companies like Gillette, with ZERO debt had the stock bought up using bank loans. The collateral for the loans was the company itself and after the takeover the ‘investor’ walked away with millions leaving the company saddled with the debt.

      Reagan’s Administration was the Era of the Hostile Takeover aka Leverage buyouts.
      First you have to understand what a “Leveraged buyout” IS.
      “A leveraged buyout (or LBO, or highly-leveraged transaction (HLT), or “bootstrap” transaction) occurs when an investor, typically financial sponsor, acquires a controlling interest in a company’s equity and where a significant percentage of the purchase price is financed through leverage (borrowing). The assets of the acquired company are used as collateral for the borrowed capital, sometimes with assets of the acquiring company. Typically, leveraged buyout uses a combination of various debt instruments from bank and debt capital markets…

      The leveraged buyout boom of the 1980s was conceived by a number of corporate financiers, most notably Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. and later his protégé Henry Kravis. Working for Bear Stearns at the time, Kohlberg and Kravis, along with Kravis’ cousin George Roberts, began a series of what they described as “bootstrap” investments…

      ….The three regulatory factors were the Reagan administration’s relatively laissez-faire policies on antitrust and securities laws, which allowed mergers the government would have challenged in earlier years; the 1982 Supreme Court decision striking down state antitakeover laws (which were resurrected with great effectiveness in the late eighties); and deregulation of many industries, which prompted restructurings and mergers. The main economic factor was the development of the original-issue high-yield debt instrument. The so-called “junk bond” innovation, pioneered by Michael Milken of Drexel Burnham, provided many hostile bidders and LBO firms with the enormous amounts of capital needed to finance multi-billion-dollar deals….” http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc1/TakeoversandLeveragedBuyouts.html

      Nixon is the President who gave us the EPA by executive order, OSHA, opened the US market to strengthen Mao’s Communist China, and broke the Bretton Woods agreement leading to massive devaluation of the dollar.

      Since Eisenhower NONE of the Republicans have been good for this country.

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  30. lastConservinIllinois? says:

    Southward, Vulgarians,
    to The Carolinas!!!

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  31. kinthenorthwest says:

    This is beyond Sick!!!
    Photo shows American flags crumpled up on Hillary HQ floor
    http://theamericanmirror.com/photo-shows-american-flags-crumpled-up-on-hillary-hq-floor/

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  32. Venus says:

    Trump won across ALL demographics — independents, women, educated, HS only, high income, low income and had more than double as 2nd place (34 to 16). But the NYT runs the headline that Kasich takes 2nd! (Is 2nd the new “winning” — in Iowa it was 3rd).

    And Cruz crowing about 3rd? Doing 1% better than JEB! (who the hell even votes for Jeb! for the love of all that is good and holy?) is no big “win” especially when first place is 34% and 3rd is 12% — Iowa was a difference of 3% between Cruz and Trump.

    Finally, please let Rubio stay at 5th — I can’t stand that little charlatan. Hand to God, during Rubio’s speech about his father coming to this country speaking barely any English and 20 years later he couldn’t find work as a bartender my mother said “His dad is a loser. I came to this country speaking barely any English and 20 years later I had her Ph.D. in Mathematics.” And you know, that is mean, but she’s right — his dad is NOT an inspirational story here — my mom is.

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    • seventhndr says:

      I am betting, or at least wishfully thinking, that Jeb will slip just ahead of him. I think that because one would figure Jeb’s votes are coming more from the larger cities that are still being counted.

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    • Michelle says:

      Totally completely agree!

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    • Gail Combs says:

      My Grandma came here from Germany at 16 years of age. Granddad died of the spanish flu (WWI) leaving her in Harlem with five young children. She raised all five of those children by herself and put every single one of them through college including the three girls with ZERO help.

      Most of her grandchildren ended up with PhDs and my brother is a multimillionaire after selling the company he built. THAT is the type of American Dream Mr Trump talks of.

      So yes Rubio’s dad is a loser.

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    • tellthetruth2016 says:

      The lowest to me about taco Rubio is his brother n law a convicted cocaine trafficker Orlando Cicillia , that he wrote a letter for saying he was in ” good standing” to get his real estate license who has been at several of his rallies……..Vice president of Fox no News Bill Sammon who helps write the questions for the GOP debates who ‘s daughter is on Rubios team, Frank Luntz from Fox has been friends with Rubio for years has received about $350,000 from him, THEN last but not least there is the #microsoftrubiofraud deal where his biggest donor, Microsoft offered for FREE to count Iowa votes……….I’m sure there is soo much more BUT that is a start for Fox no News to have not only a conflict of interest for debates But for Rubio to disqualify himself…………So, to me he is the slimiest of all the Candidates……By the way,, the way he sweats,, drinks water, and repeats himself like a robot, His bro n law may be helping riding along for a reason………..

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  33. Attorney says:

    Awesome piece and thank you! Today is a happy day. God willing, the first of many.

    The pic of McConnell is still making me ill, but, so be it. Cheers~!

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  34. Director says:

    AVE TRVMP REX

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  35. Sundance is our flashlight in this lava tube. Thanks for the crucial beam of light you project!

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  36. jackmcg says:

    So amazing.

    In a parallel universe without Trump, would we be trying to talk ourselves into rallying behind a third place Scott Walker finish or something? Probably.

    Thank God for Donald J. Trump.

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  37. rayzorback says:

    Rubio…… “(last Saturday’s debate fiasco) will never happen Again!”
    Well… at least in THIS statement…. he is telling the TRUTH.
    Because HE will NEVER be in that position AGAIN.
    Lying LOSERS never WIN!
    (Meet him at the Foam Party after this for another feel up)

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  38. Trumped says:

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  39. I could be imagining it, but Karl Rove looked really rattled tonight. I think something didn’t go as it was supposed to and he is wondering wtf is going on.

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  40. OMG, I just made my first campaign contribution…like 1 minute ago to the Donald after reading this. I’ll try to give $50 a month if the budget allows. Mr. Trump, you have my vote in WA. Thanks for your efforts to save this country and thank Sundance for this website.

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  41. barton2016 says:

    Deport them all to the H1B loving country of their choice. I hear India can be hot and crowded in the summer

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  42. sDee says:

    O’Reilly said tonight he likes Bernie and Trump winning, thaatthey are “entertaining”.

    Sundance you nailed this months ago with the video “The Patriot: Fireworks “…………. the elitist bastiards really have no clue the storm that is coming.

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  43. tempo150101 says:

    Anybody who supports a flat tax is essentially supporting the same tax the poor policies this article pans. Think about it: If someone is making $10 an hour, that’s $20,000 a year. If you;re making $20,000 a year can you really afford a $3,000 federal tax bill, not to mention state, local, sales and excise taxes?

    The Top 5% of this country is the only bracket that pays more in tax in relation to what they make. The next 5% are about even. The lower 90% are being subsidized by the upper 5% — they pay less in tax in relation to their income.

    That’s why the flat tax is a non-starter. It is effectively a tax increase on 90% of the public.

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  44. frangelica1 says:

    ALERT-BREAKING: Christie Takes Break From Presidential Campaign After Big N.H. Loss
    The article says he is going home to NJ and will have to decide where he goes from here plus he has canceled his SC appearances!

    https://us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.partner=sbc&.rand=ei5rgbpucs9qm#mail

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  45. your tour guide says:

    My own little wet dream. Trump wins, and collects 15+ % crossover black vote. The persons who
    have been afraid to oppose the democrat plantation become emancipated and fearless enough to
    take out the trash. Bye bye, Elijah Cummings. Toodle Loo , John Lewis. Au Revoir, Hank Johnson.

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