Who should liberals support for President?

Take a look at this quote:

We’ve spent $4 trillion trying to topple various people that, frankly, if they were there and if we could have spent that $4 trillion in the United States to fix our roads, our bridges, and all of the other problems — our airports and all the other problems we have — we would have been a lot better off, I can tell you that right now.

We have done a tremendous disservice not only to the Middle East — we’ve done a tremendous disservice to humanity. The people that have been killed, the people that have been wiped away — and for what? It’s not like we had victory. It’s a mess. The Middle East is totally destabilized, a total and complete mess. I wish we had the 4 trillion dollars or 5 trillion dollars. I wish it were spent right here in the United States on schools, hospitals, roads, airports, and everything else that are all falling apart!

An American presidential candidate said that.  Look at what he’s saying. Does that not sound pretty close to something that an old style liberal candidate might say?  Grass roots liberals used to espouse exactly this sort of ideal, and used it to appeal to working class voters.

So who actually said it?

The style is the giveaway: Donald Trump said it.

What Trump is doing in this campaign is remarkable in a number of ways, but perhaps what is most heartening is that he is able to frame things in ways that that liberals and conservatives ought to agree on. Ask a Black Lives Matter supporter, for instance, what might be accomplished with $4 trillion and whether he wouldn’t support using that money for domestic programs rather than pissing it away in useless overseas wars. It’s a no brainer!

Trump has been demonstrating that the long-standing left-right political game in the US is largely theater—a fiction, a contrived drama that focuses on hot-button issues to keep us occupied while the elite go about their business of screwing over the entire world at our expense.  If only liberals would pay attention to what he says.

I have a feeling that Trump will be doing more to attract center-left voters as the primary race moves along, while at the same time deftly avoiding alienating his conservative supporters.  He is foraging a new political coalition, and one that sorely needs to form: a coalition of Americans who actually love America.  We do have some dissent on what exactly to do about that, but what we have in common is our ultimate goal: to make America great again.

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Facebook

I’ve never had a Facebook account and it’s looking more and more as if I never will.  Why?

Facebook begins Europe-wide campaign against extremist posts

And here’s an example of the “extremism” they are focusing on:

“Please, men of Germany. Do something!” German Teenager BANNED From Facebook…

Another account of that same story: WATCH: ‘Angela Merkel You Have Killed Germany!’ – 16 Year Old Girl’s Migrant Fears Video That Some Claim Facebook Are ‘Censoring’

A 16-year-old girl posts an entirely justified rant describing how angry and terrified she is as a result of the huge Islamic migrant presence in Germany, in addition to an accurate, unwashed and (needless to say) uncensored account of some of their activities in relation to women and girls, some as young as 12 years old.  Facebook retaliates by deleting her account.

Do you suppose Zuckerberg is aware of what’s happening over there, at all?

Thx to Vox Popoli and Anonymous Conservative for the links.

Stupid parliament

Today, rather than spending their time debating issues of actual importance, the UK Parliament decided to allocate three hours of their limited time to debate the subject of whether Donald Trump should be banned from setting foot in the United Kingdom.

Let’s say they decide to ban him.  Does anyone think he actually cares? Does anyone think it’ll actually harm his chances on voting day? Does anyone doubt that if Trump wins the election they’ll fall all over themselves to backpedal such a silly and childish action?

If it happens, Trump’s response will undoubtedly be some variation of, “Who cares. The UK? They’re irrelevant.” With one sanctimonious outburst, the United Kingdom will have lowered itself from “no greater friend” status of the George W. Bush era, to “who cares.” Talk about effective democracy.

Incidentally, as I proofread this post and double-checked some of the info, I learned that this debate isn’t even binding! It’s 100% posturing, pure and simple.

Sanders on open borders

This is interesting. Bernie Sanders talking about the open borders concept, as part of a more lengthy interview. In summary, he’s opposed to it.  A short excerpt:

Ezra Klein
You said being a democratic socialist means a more international view. I think if you take global poverty that seriously, it leads you to conclusions that in the US are considered out of political bounds. Things like sharply raising the level of immigration we permit, even up to a level of open borders. About sharply increasing …

Bernie Sanders
Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal.

Ezra Klein
Really?

Bernie Sanders
Of course. That’s a right-wing proposal, which says essentially there is no United States.

Ezra Klein
But it would make …

Bernie Sanders
Excuse me …

Ezra Klein
It would make a lot of global poor richer, wouldn’t it?

Bernie Sanders
It would make everybody in America poorer —you’re doing away with the concept of a nation state, and I don’t think there’s any country in the world that believes in that. If you believe in a nation state or in a country called the United States or UK or Denmark or any other country, you have an obligation in my view to do everything we can to help poor people. What right-wing people in this country would love is an open-border policy. Bring in all kinds of people, work for $2 or $3 an hour, that would be great for them. I don’t believe in that. I think we have to raise wages in this country, I think we have to do everything we can to create millions of jobs.

There’s more on the subject, I recommend clicking the link above to see what Sanders has to say.  In particular, the interviewer goes on to badger Sanders some more about how open borders would really be the best option for world peace, fuzzy little bunnies and pink unicorns, but Bernie isn’t having it. Good for him.

I’m especially intrigued by Sanders positing a connection between open borders and the Koch brothers.  I’d actually be able to use that, if this issue ever came up in discussion with my liberal relatives.  They tend to be pretty moonbatty, but, as with a lot of liberals, one of their sure-fire trigger words is “Koch brothers.”  I wouldn’t even need to assert a Koch brothers connection as true, I’d only have to say, “Bernie Sanders thinks open borders is a plot funded by the Koch brothers to drive down wages,” and viola, meme planted.

I’m not planning on voting for Sanders, but he’d be a better choice than Hillery Clinton, globalist plutocrat stooge that she is.

The choice in the upcoming primaries is clear: If you’re a die hard liberal or socialist of some kind, vote for Sanders, and get all your friends to vote for Sanders. The rest of us don’t lean socialist, so our obvious choice is Trump, except for the few who have some vested interest in keeping legal Americans unemployed.  For them, I might have a suggestion or two relating to flying leaps that might be taken, or lakes which might be jumped into.

A Trump vs. Sanders matchup in the general election….that would be mighty interesting.

Cultural AIDS

Leftism, particularly of the multicultural variety, is the cultural equivalent of AIDS.

How AIDS works is the body’s immune system fails, thereby allowing opportunistic invaders to run rampant.  Sound familiar?

A police officer was shot today in Philadelphia.  The Muslim shooter credited his action as being in support of ISIS.  A police department spokesclone later stated, “I want to say this has nothing to do with Islam whatsoever and this crime is in no way associated with the great religion of Islam.”

Props to posters on this discussion thread for details on the incident.

Update: apparently the shooter was an American citizen, or at least a legal resident, so I’ve removed a few tags pertaining to migrants, migrant invasion, etc.