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No thanks, I had enough of all that with Hillary!
Here are some excerpts from an editorial on our political condition as we head into 2019. I totally agree with everything written here.
"The criminal enterprise that is the Trump administration must be relegated to the ash heap of broken promises and political and policy misadventures that have critically hamstrung and twisted the arc of the moral universe. American exceptionalism must no longer be construed as a synonym for isolationist rigidity and intolerance for diversity. The cure for small-mindedness and regressive thinking can be found in constructing bridges to span the ideological chasm that currently divides our nation, not in walls that further splinter us into opposing camps and exacerbate suspicion and hatred."
"We are currently on the wrong path. We must not adhere to the doctrine of America first, but instead allow humanity, compassion, and empathy to spearhead America’s leadership doctrine. We must think globally and act locally, thereby providing the ideological and pragmatic beacons of leadership that garner respect and admiration and yes, to some extent, envy throughout the globe."
"True might is measured as much in terms of commitment to peace as it is in arsenals of destruction. There is virtually no conceivable way any of this can be effectuated by an administration lost in the wilderness of false bravado, wildly flailing at imaginary demons, and resembling Don Quixote “tilting at windmills.” An administration incapable of using any reasonable calculus to define allies from adversaries and directed by a mobster-in-chief who openly heaps praise on ruthless autocrats while harboring disdain for democratic principles cannot and will not successfully render positive results for either the country or the world."
"So, as 2019 beckons, let us all dedicate ourselves to active participation in the dismantling of our corrupt and crooked leadership and bring truth, justice, facts, evidence and a sense of purpose to our leaders and institutions. Let us dedicate ourselves to buttressing a system of checks and balances that promotes democratic ideals and principles that lay at the core of our being. That is what making America great is all about. Welcome, 2019! "
The entire editorial can be found at the link below.
Well, that's just fine and dandy. Here's one that I found particularly edifying . . .
Many longtime liberals find themselves bewildered at the continued antics of the Democrats at a time when they have a real, albeit small, window of opportunity to demonstrate that they have some acquaintance with the art of responsible governance. Thoughtful people like law professors Jonathan Turley and Alan Dershowitz, who understand that the nation’s polity will be far healthier if both major parties approach real issues seriously, are unable to understand why so few Democrats see that the perpetuation of puerile nihilism driven by unabated hatred of President Trump will end in disaster. Turley puts it thus:
In this age of rage, voters seem to have no patience, let alone need, for leaders speaking of abstract principles. They want immediate unequivocal action.… For Democrats, that all consuming purpose has led to the abandonment of core unifying values, including many that first drew me to the Democratic Party.
The explanation for this loss of the party’s soul to an unquenchable and wholly emotional desire to destroy Trump is captured in a one-sentence observation by Cicero with which Turley is certainly familiar: “Those who do not know history will forever remain children.” There is very little chance that the kindergartners of the Democratic resistance would recognize Turley’s allusion to the fabled “Days of Rage.” Nor do they grasp that their collective tantrum and lurch to the left is reminiscent of that which eventually produced the suicidal Democratic nomination of George McGovern and President Nixon’s 1972 landslide.
Thus, like so many angry children, nothing less than Donald Trump’s head on a platter will mollify them. It doesn’t matter to this bumptious brood that someone has to produce at least a plausible case proving his guilt of the “crimes and misdemeanors” without which no majority in the House of Representatives will try to impeach the President. This is what Alan Dershowitz, who leans farther to the left than Turley, has been trying to tell anyone who will listen, but that’s an ever shrinking audience in the media. Most want to hear that Trump is going down. In a recent discussion with Joe Concha for the Hill, he said:
I used to be, for example, on CNN more often than on Fox. I was a regular, not paid, but just a person who was on all the time debating with Toobin, debating with others…. I haven’t been on CNN, now, since the summer, and Fox calls me all the time.… I’d love to be available to people who watch all channels.”
But Dershowitz is in the unfortunate habit of dealing in realities not well suited for les enfants en colère. They want Trump impeached pursuant to the meandering Mueller investigation. Unfortunately for them, that farce is unlikely to do the job or it would have been leaked to the media by now. What about Flynn? What about the great Cohen bust? The Flynn plea was obviously a piece of FBI legerdemain whereby they entrapped him using a law designed to manufacture crimes rather than detect them and there’s nothing there than can hurt Trump. As to Cohen, this is what Dershowitz has been trying to explain:
Or to put it in starkly simplistic terms . . .
Donald Trump is the horseman or the RIDER that rides upon the Red Horse of Apocalypse as is written in Revelation 6: v.4: "And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to HIM that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword". (Sword means voice, speech, in this case evil sword)
The RIDER of the red horse - Trump - is already free to go around the earth taking peace from the earth.
Now he has been known by all the nations of the earth, and the whole world is already being tormented by the horseman of red horse with his performance and strong world power and what is written will fulfil literally. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth - Revelation 12:v.12.
Now, even now and only now, we entered really in the time of Apocalypse, that is the seventh and Last Day, such as was planned by the Word - the Word is God - in the beginning for the restoration of all things. One Day with the Lord is as a thousand years.
On the other hand, the RIDER of the white horse also is already running the world, in fulfilment Revelation 19:v.11-16 , he Judges and will make War against the other three evil RIDERS, against the RIDERS of the red horse, and black horse and pale horse.
Well, others two horses and respective evil RIDERS MUST manifest without further delay, then there will be greats punishments over the nations, only and only punishments.
There will be great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever will be, as prophesied Daniel: 12:v.1 and JESUS: Mat.24:15-25.
And except these days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake from now on these days will be shortened.
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