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Politically Incorrect
Carl McClanahan

Presidential Election

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 2:13 PM
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  • Every election is the most important in history, pitting good (my guy) vs evil (not my guy), and the nation is doomed to cease to exist if good (my guy) does not win..... yet, here we still are. The sun will rise on November 9, no matter who wins, and if you lose this one, we will have another most important election in history in 4 more years.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Tue, Oct 25, 2016, at 4:45 PM
  • The country has changed dramatically over the years, and for the worse.

    Business closings are happening faster than business startups.

    Entitlements make up more than 2/3 of the federal budget.

    We're importing refugees when the FBI admits there's no reliable way to vet them.

    Welfare use is at historic highs.

    Labor participation is at historic lows.

    Us debt to GDP is over 100%.

    Race relations are the worst in over 50 years.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Tue, Oct 25, 2016, at 5:59 PM
  • "Race relations are the worst in over 50 years."

    50 years ago was 1966. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/insider/1966-pynchons-bleak-survey-of-race-rel...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Tue, Oct 25, 2016, at 6:21 PM
  • The Watts riots vs Ferguson, Baltimore, and Charleston.

    When was the last riots before them? The Rodney King riots?

    -- Posted by quietmike on Tue, Oct 25, 2016, at 6:29 PM
  • "Race relations are the worst in over 50 years"

    This phrase comes from people filled with fear and anxiety over the changing racial demographics in America.Electing a black president added more fuel to the fire for these people. When you hear" take our country back or make America great again" to blacks this means back to when " you knew your place" and was lynched on the public square for speaking out about injustices.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 10:48 AM
  • These same people feel more comfortable with a white male in the white house even if he has 75 lawsuits pending from stiffing and scamming little people to sexual assaults and even a rape case of a 13 year old.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 11:00 AM
  • LBR,

    I know you're allergic to reality, but it was democrats who lynched blacks on the public square.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 11:18 AM
  • Democrats are dull enough to believe obama when he said hillary would say anything to get elected and change nothing in 2008, yet act like it's somehow changed now.

    The same folks who believed obamacare could cover everyone for everything, yet somehow be cheaper.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 11:21 AM
  • Was it really better back in the 90s when there was a younger white guy in the white house stiffing the little people? When I hear " take our country back ", I realize they mean to when we were a republic with democracy that followed the Constitution. When I hear " make America great again ", I think back to the time our presidents didn't tour the world apologizing for us being great. But it looks like the libtards will get their wish. If sick hilly gets in she will appoint justices that will say the Constitution means what they want it to mean, not what it actually says. Hastening our downward spiral into socialism and anarchy. But our founding fathers warned us this day may come. And that our loyalty should be to our country, not the government. Just remember when they come to take your guns, be sure to give them the ammo first.

    -- Posted by fair share on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 11:31 AM
  • Here we go again...Republicans promising doom and gloom if we elect the Democrat.

    For 8 years we've heard Obama is coming to take our guns.

    Hell, the people on Republican radio (99.7) told us Obama was even gonna micro-chip us and put us in FEMA camps.

    Obama Care was gonna have "Death Panels". Remember that one?

    How about Republican Senators and New Gingerich predicting six dollar, or even 10 dollar a gallon gasoline if Obama was elected?

    Oh yeah...and how about Rush Limbaugh predicting a "complete collapse of the economy" if Obama was elected to a second term?

    They predicted a stock market crash, another recession, even worse than the one Bush caused and handed over to Obama.

    They predicted that Obama bailing out the U.S. Auto Industry would end up tanking it.

    At some point you would think Republicans and guys like Carl would get tired of sticking their foot in their mouths.

    I guess old habits die hard.

    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 3:58 PM
  • quitemike, they were Southern Democrats. Don't seem many of them around any more. They mostly became Republicans.

    -- Posted by devan on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 4:40 PM
  • I think all that doom and gloom was just wishful thinking Rocket Valentine. It's the only way the Republicans could see clear to regaining the Presidency.

    -- Posted by devan on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 4:44 PM
  • Devan,

    You might try some actual studying instead of just regurgitating what you heard elsewhere.

    Two or three of the infamous dixiecrats switched parties, the overwhelming majority stayed democrats until their death.

    Democrats are, and always have been, about trying to live off the work of someone else. The only thing that changed is democrats trading in their whips and nooses for legislation.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 4:58 PM
  • True Devan,

    I think you'll be hard pressed to find any Obama or Hillary bumper stickers on the cars of attendees of a Klan rally today.

    Mikey always tries to bring up ancient history when anyone mentions the racism of today's Republican Party.

    The party of Lincoln died long ago.

    Why do you think 90% of African Americans vote democrat?

    And that white supremacist groups support Trump.

    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 5:15 PM
  • Young black super-predators that need to be brought to heel.

    I love this quote. It's from Mahatma Gandhi. He ran a gas station down in St. Louis for a couple of years. Mr. Gandhi, do you still go to the gas station?

    I was running on CP time.

    Yeah the racism of democrats is ancient history.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 5:32 PM
  • RV

    I know reading comprehension is a shortcoming of most liberals, but you might scroll back up to see the comment of blacks being lynched on the public square bring brought up by another liberal.

    I'm quite content in showing modern democrat treatment of blacks.

    Every protest/riot of police killings of black happened in democrat run cities.

    Every inner city slum has been run by democrats for decades, yet no one can point to one of these slums being turned around by democrat policies.

    Democrats outlawed drugs based on racist propaganda, such as "Negro cocaine fiends" raping white wonen.

    FDR created redlining, pushing poor blacks to areas of urban blight.

    Democrats destroyed black families by telling them fathers can be replaced with government checks.

    Democrats support laws where 50% of black babies won't survive the womb.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 5:40 PM
  • Gotta love the liberal logic of things like lynchings and segregation being "ancient history" when they occurred in living memory of lots of people.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 5:42 PM
  • Why do you think 90% of African Americans vote democrat?

    Posted by Rocket Valentine on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 5:15 PM

    RV,

    I think quietmike answered that before you even asked the question when he posted..."Democrats are, and always have been, about trying to live off the work of someone else."

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 5:50 PM
  • Wow. Thanks Blessed Assurance.

    Thanks for showing the basic thinking of today's republicans. I'm sure that you and mikey see nothing wrong with that statement.

    It's amazing.

    Racism is alive and well my friends.

    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 6:06 PM
  • Actually, I think the reason why 90% of blacks vote for democrats is the same reason so many women find it so hard to leave an abusive husband.

    They might have been beaten or otherwise severely mistreated much of the time, but right now they're saying nice things, buying gifts, and otherwise acting good. Nevermind this has happened numerous times and another beating is always coming.

    It's a form of Stockholm Syndrome on a MASSIVE scale.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 6:14 PM
  • Perfect.

    I'm just gonna sit back now and let y'all keep digging your hole.

    Please continue.

    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 6:26 PM
  • quietmike, I wasn't referring to elected officials but to the general populace. You couldn't have shotgunned those Dixiecrats out of office but as soon as they were gone the south just started voting for the most similar Republicans. However, I will concede that neither Democrats nor Republicans have been able to govern very effectively at any level of government but this is primarily because of the extreme wings of both parties.

    -- Posted by devan on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 7:04 PM
  • Carl, I think the supreme court issue is THE most important one of this election. When the question was asked at the debate, "which direction should the supreme court steer the country" neither candidate acknowledged that the SCOTUS is not supposed to "steer us in a direction". However, Trump had the best answer, that they should defend the Constitution. Hillary, of course, just sees them as another tool to manipulate power.

    YES, racism is very much alive in the U.S. However, there seems to be this (racist) notion that a racist = "old white man".

    While there are racist among that group, there are just as many, if not more, (per capita) black racists and black racists groups. In fact, both black and white, often express racist views when pressed upon about certain issues and stereotypes.

    There are many groups that depend on keeping racism and hatred alive. Why, just think of the jobs that creates! KKK, Black Panthers, Aryan Nation, Nation of Islam, SPLC, NAACP, etc..

    Our society has reached a new plateau!! Seems we are equal in being racists, of course the accusatory finger never points towards oneself :0

    -- Posted by Liveforlight on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 7:39 PM
  • RV,

    It may be amazing to you but is it is a reality, a truth, a fact.... and sad for a lot of people.

    My comment stems from years of recollecting memories of actual real life experiences I have been subjected to.

    As a young person fresh out of school I had the responsibility with my first job of getting up early and going by to pick up other employees both black and white to bring to the same job we all had.

    Back at the time it did not take long to see a "pattern" occur on a rather regular and timely basis. You see.... along about or somewhere close to the 3rd, 4th or 5th of every month my van was rather empty when I got to the job.

    As a matter of fact I only had "white folk" in the van on those certain days. Before you fall off the deep end let me reinterate I am only stating facts and truth that I HAVE experienced.

    Naturally the boss ask...."where the hell is the rest of um'".

    I endevoured to find out.

    Naturally my first question along or about the 7th when they they started coming out of the house when I blew the horn was...."what the hell happened".

    Kindly they responded...."fool don't you know by now we celebrate Mother Day 12 times a year instead of once as do you crackers."

    You see RV they celebrated the once monthly occurrence of when their ladies "got their check" as Mother Days. They were "rewarded" according to the number of babies they had. Mo babies mo money.

    I remind you RV this was 40 years ago.

    However within the last week I have heard from two other people that they were having to adjust their workload to fit around the still occurring 12 "Mothers Day" that believe it or not are still being celebrated in "some" of the African American community today.

    Last of all RV I still vividly remembering their responce to when I ask them who were they voting for. Unamiously it was stated...."don't give a **** who he is along as he is a Democrat."

    Before you retaliate please keep in mind I am not proud of nor do I wish I had experienced the truths I mentioned above. However facts are facts regaurdless of whether you or I like them. I personally do not like them but they are what was presented to me in my life.

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 7:41 PM
  • Republican presidential candidates carried lots of southern states prior to the civil rights legislation.

    Tennessee remained strongly democrat until the 94 elections.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1994/11/15/us/the-1994-election-tennessee-a-disillusioned...

    Nevermind the idea that racists would leave the party that supported civil rights by 60% to join the party that supported them by 80%.

    The real reason democrats have lost the south is their support of socialist ideals. Lots of southerners still believe their home is their castle and don't need some politician telling them every move to make.

    Add gun control to the mix and dems are shut out except for a few big cities where freebies are all important.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Oct 26, 2016, at 7:47 PM
  • You are rewriting history, Quite Mike. When I was growing up, the South was solidly Democrat, and Southern Democrats were very different than the national party. Southern Democrats (like George Wallace) were populists in the mold of Trump (although much more polished). We were told from the beginning not to compare the local Democrats to the national party. It was the Democrats that were ultraconservative on social issues, and carried the banner of States Rights, and the Republicans that were liberal. When I first heard of the "Southern Strategy" I thought it was almost a joke. But, I watched as the Democrats and Republicans in the South switched places as neatly as if the Democrats were part of the plan. As new Democrats came onto the scene, they resembled very much the national party. And the new breed of Republicans were the old Southern Democrats under a different name... I will give you this much. The voters never changed what they supported. But, the two parties switched places in the South. It reminds me of the old George Orwell novel, 1984. East is West, and West is East. From just after reconstruction, until 1967 Tennessee only had one term served by a US Senator who was not a Democrat. Likewise, with the exception of the two East Tennessee Districts, Tennesseans elected entirely Democrats from reconstruction until the mid 1960's, with the exception of one election. Interestingly enough, the only time Republicans were elected to any national office between 1875 and the mid 1960's was in 1920, when Warren G Harding was elected President.

    You should read about the election of 1920. It was the most important election in history. Both parties had a void in leadership, and Harding won in a landslide by promising to "return to normalcy," the "make America great again" of its time. Woefully unqualified for the job, Harding was a great womanizer, perhaps the most prolific philanderer to ever occupy the White House, and is generally credited with having the most corrupt administration in American history. He was nominated in great part, because he could deliver the swing state of Ohio, but ended up winning in a landslide with his promise of change. He did not live out his first term, and rumors persisted that his wife poisoned him, although it is likely that he really did die of a cerebral hemorrhage. History is fun. And it really does repeat itself.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Thu, Oct 27, 2016, at 12:47 AM
  • Lazarus,

    Did you not see where I said Tennessee was solidly democrat until the 94 elections?

    It wasn't some magical overnight switch in the late sixties as liberals would have us believe.

    No revision here except for democrats. Modern democrats have gone so far down the socialist rabbit hole that they'd disavow JFK as a hetetic.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Oct 27, 2016, at 6:37 AM
  • Do you mean socialism, or welfarism? Somehow, the two have become interposed. I don't see the Democrats as being any more socialistic, but they have an increasing desire to take care of everyone's financial life, while the Republicans seem to have an ever increasing desire to control our personal life. I just want them both to leave me alone.

    And, I suspect you are right. The icons of the past could not win the nomination of their party today. Neither Kennedy for the Democrats, nor Reagan for the Republicans.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Thu, Oct 27, 2016, at 10:54 AM
  • Is there really a practical difference between socialism and welfarism?

    Both require government taking money from producers to dole out as seen fit by the central planners.

    Just because they don't actually own the deed to the property doesn't mean they don't effectively own the means of production with so many regulations it's impossible to make decisions without prior government approval.

    I do agree that the country would be much better under the libertarian principles.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Oct 27, 2016, at 12:37 PM
  • With the way this election has gone,the hatred being spread and the desire of some wanting socialism. It's time to move from the 2 party system and get some people with common sense in there.There's too much government interference, lack of responsibility,mentally unfit and unpatriotic people trying to run our country.The problem lies within all of us being lazy,not caring and unaware of what's going on.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Fri, Nov 4, 2016, at 10:11 AM
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