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The Bush Campaign’s Contempt for Voters Revealed; Misgivings About Marco Rubio

Posted by V the K at 5:15 pm - October 30, 2015.
Filed under: Jeb Bush,Marco Rubio

If there isn’t one already, there will soon be a Hitler video about the Jeb! campaign. There is definitely a bunker mentality as Mr. Inevitable Dynasty has become Mr. Stuck-in-Single-Digits-While-Donald-Trump-Drinks-His-Milkshake. Recently, the Jeb! camp met with its megadonors (i.e. “Jeb’s Base”) to convince them to keep writing checks because despite Jeb’s low and sinking poll numbers, eventual victory was inevitable. Out of that meeting leaked this slide:


“Voters have ADD” and “Cash matters.”  In two bullets, we have a summary of how the Bushies feel about the voting public, and what is really important to them.

The Bush’s have always projected a sense that they did not see elected office as an opportunity to advance the priorities of the voters; but rather to use powers to drive the public down a path of their choosing, because they knew best by virtue of breeding and education. They are indistinguishable from Democrats in that regard. It’s why I have never warmed to the Bush sense of entitlement about high elected office.


Moonbat Actor Demands Ban on Fossil Fuels

Mark Ruffalo plays a scientist in the Avenger movies; this, to the left, makes him an authority on science. He is now demanding that California ban all fossil fuels.

Actor and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo is calling on California Gov. Jerry Brown to end the state’s usage of fossil fuels for oil extraction and move to 100 percent renewable energy.

“This is really mankind’s greatest threat, and it should take some serious problem solving on all of our parts,” Ruffalo told the paper. “And we don’t really have to give up anything to do it.”

Nothing except warm homes, affordable food, reliable transportation, middle class jobs, and… oh, yeah, Freedom.

Nothing important.

Speaking of Hollywood Moonbats, Quentin Tarantino… who because he makes incredibly violent movies featuring criminals is regarded as an authority on matters of law and order… says that the police are “murderers.”

The “Pulp Fiction’’ director took part in an anti-cop rally less than a week after an officer was killed on the job.

“When I see murders, I do not stand by . . . I have to call the murderers the murderers,” the director — notorious for his violent movies — told a crowd of protesters in Washington Square Park on Saturday, adding that cops are too often “murderers.”

Nevertheless, when his new film opens, he will protected by these same “murderers,” and not representatives of the#BlackLivesMatter movement.

Trump Calls Out Disney and Rubio for Replacing Americans with Cheap Foreign Labor via the H1-B Program

In an interview with his friends at Breitbart, Donald Trump lays out why the Republican Party and the Chamber of Commerce are being dishonest about their agenda to import cheap foreign labor to take American jobs.

 BNN: Hundreds of workers at Disney were forced to train their foreign replacements. But while Florida Senator Nelson rallied to their cause, Senator Rubio did not. While Nelson has called for an investigation, Rubio has not. While Nelson has called to reduce H-1Bs, Rubio has demanded more. Senator Rubio has been the top promoter in Congress for expanding the H-1B program even though millions American tech workers are out of jobs. Rubio’s new bill triples H-1Bs and has zero protections for American workers. Advocates for tech workers said Rubio’s bill would “destroy” the U.S. tech workforce. Rubio’s bill is even endorsed by the CEO of Disney. What do you think of Rubio’s bill?

DT: It’s a disaster. It would allow any company in America to replace any worker with cheaper foreign labor. It legalizes job theft. It gives companies the legal right to pass over Americans, displace Americans, or directly replace Americans for good-paying middle class jobs. More than 80 percent of these H-1Bs are paid less than the average wage.

(Here’s a link to a less ad-heavy site that won’t crash your browser.)

Even though I am not a Trump-supporter, it’s his willingness to call out the Party and connect with the concerns of the American Middle Class that makes me glad he is in this race

Ted Cruz, Mockingjay

Posted by V the K at 10:35 am - October 29, 2015.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America

Apparently, these posters were seen all over Boulder CO before (and after) the debate yesterday.


Bad Lip Reading: The Democrat Debate

Posted by V the K at 9:38 am - October 29, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

More coherent than the actual debate? All I know is my gut says “Maybe.”

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Detroit – The Democrat Success Story – Marches On

Posted by V the K at 9:23 am - October 29, 2015.
Filed under: Democratic Scandals

96% of Detroit schoolkids test as “Not Proficient” in math. 93% are tested “Not Proficient” in reading. Taxpayers are spending $18,000 per student for the unionized, Government-run failure factories that are the Detroit Public Schools.

Detroit is the greatest success story in the history of the Democrat Party. A Republican hasn’t been elected mayor in over 50 years.  Every progressive policy favored by Democrats … heavy regulation, heavy taxes on ‘the rich,’ a generous welfare system … has been enacted without opposition.  The result, from the Democrat perspective, is a complete success.  Detroit is a one-party, electoral lockbox. Detroit voted 98% for Obama in 2012.

This is what Democrat Success looks like.

This is what Democrat Success looks like.

Question: If the Government spent $36,000 or $72,000 per student… would it make any difference?

Climate Change Cultists Out to Ruin Halloween

Posted by V the K at 8:45 am - October 29, 2015.
Filed under: Climate Change (Global Warming)

According the fun-suckers at Obama’s Department Against Energy, Jack O’Lanterns cause Global Warming.

With the passing of Halloween, millions of pounds of pumpkins have turned from seasonal decorations to trash destined for landfills, adding to more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year. This Halloween, think of turning this seasonal waste into energy as a very important “trick” that can have a positive environmental and energy impact.

At landfills, MSW decomposes and eventually turns into methane—a harmful greenhouse gas that plays a part in climate change, with more than 20 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO2).

It’s not that I object to refining waste into biofuel; I just hate the constant, taxpayer funded propaganda for the Cult of Global Warming. For example, the Department Against Energy also wants you to dress up your kids as Solar Panels for Halloween.


So, About that GOP Debate Last Night

Posted by V the K at 8:34 am - October 29, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election



How bad were the moderators at the GOP CNBC debate? So bad that even left-wingers were calling the CNBC panel a train-wreck.

 Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo called out “perhaps the most comically poor debate prep we’ve ever seen in a national debate. Are these folks even journalists?” Adam Nagourney of the New York Times asked mid-debate: “Would it be hard to do a panel swap-out during the break? Is Jake Tapper or Chris Wallace in the wings?” Think Progress, which almost functions as Hillary’s personal blog, admitted the debate “was kind of a train wreck.”

I didn’t watch. (Went for a massage, then for a nice moonlight walk followed by a Qdoba taco salad. I really like living here better than the DC area. The other day, we went for lunch at a Thai place and I discovered I had left my wallet at the office. The proprietor, “Don’t worry about it. Eat your lunch. Pay me later.”) 

I didn’t watch because I really don’t find political debates informative or worthwhile. The Democrat “debates” are more like infomercials. (“Tell us more about how your plan for totally free college will boost the economy!”) The Republican ones are like 60 Minutes interviewing the corrupt CEO of a Health Insurance Company that was caught selling fake insurance policies to old people through a telemarketing scam while simultaneously running a child prostitution ring and puppy abattoir.

The “moderator,”  Democrat Media Operative John Harwood, at one point was caught in an outright lie about Marco Rubio’s tax plan.

The Tax Foundation, which was alluded to earlier, scored your tax plan and concluded that you give nearly twice as much of a gain in after-tax income to the top one-percent as to people in the middle of the income scale. Since you’re a champion of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, don’t you have that backward?

This assertion was an outright falsehood. A reputable news organization would fire him. Fortunately, he works for NBC.

From what I am told, Ted Cruz won the night.


Things We Condemn – and expect our opponents to condemn

So, this post is written by Jeff; but I may say we/us/our in the following, meaning that I’m pretty sure that other GP authors would agree with me.

From time to time, trolls show up in GayPatriot’s comments section: people who are here not to provide new info or discuss anything for real, but only to throw accusations. They are usually left-wing. It’s fun, because they so often provide evidence for our points about how the Left thinks (or rather, doesn’t think).

You can tell a troll because his accusations are illogical. He usually shows little understanding of our viewpoints as the writers of GP, which may differ among us on some issues, but which are always rooted in our respect for human life including liberty (human freedom).

For example, if you understood anything about our viewpoints, you would know that we condemn violence^^ against gays and lesbians. And against women. And against black people or any minority. We condemn physical violence against anybody who isn’t a perpetrator of physical violence, because we condemn all physical violence that isn’t necessary for self-defense. No peaceful citizen should have to live in fear for his or her physical safety.

Likewise, we condemn anyone who -calls for- violence^^ against gays and lesbians, against women, or against anybody else who hasn’t committed criminal violence. To our way of thinking, we shouldn’t have to say the preceding, because it should be SO OBVIOUS that it flows from our principles. But if it’s important to you that we say it: there it is. Easy to say. Done.

It’s an example of something so basic that we would expect any commenter on GP who wants to be taken seriously to feel the same way. A similar example of something basic would be condemning violence against children – including the sexual exploitation of minors, such as child pornography or pedophilia**.

Rejecting the sexual exploitation of minors is so obvious and basic to being a decent human being that a person should not normally be asked to condemn pedophilia – but, if she is asked to, it should be quite easy for her to say “Of course I condemn it – Done.”

The thing is: When it comes to the Gay Left, and because the Gay Left sometimes tolerates NAMBLA or promotes certain individuals who do condone sex with minors, it may be legitimate to ask the person to condemn it. And when they condemn it, that’s good. You got your answer, and you move on to other topics.

At this point, a gay leftie might say “But then we’re right to ask you if you condemn violence against gays!! Because you tolerate or associate with Christians, and Christians promote or condone violence against gays!!!1!11!1!”

And the answer is: No, Christians don’t. Of course you can find some crazy/fringe person who happens to call themselves “Christian” and calls for violence against lesbians or gays; but the key words there are “crazy” and “fringe”. The words apply because the real world is different. In the real world, all major denominations of Christianity reject violence against gays.

But, sadly, it is not equally true that all major Gay Left groups, Pride parades, etc. shun NAMBLA and condemn anyone who has sex with teenage boys. Sadly, no.

All this came up in a recent GP thread. A leftie commenter asked me if I condemn violence against gays, and/or anyone calling for violence against gays. I replied readily that I do.

Thinking that I was throwing the guy a softball, I said, now you can reciprocate my example by condemning pedophilia, right? He couldn’t or wouldn’t. Instead, he claimed that Christian leaders typically call for violence against gays. I demanded contemporary examples – and the one example that he provided (after some stalling and further hand-waving) was just a fringe nutcase, a worthless example.

To summarize.

  1. We (authors at Gay Patriot) condemn violence^^ against gays. (and always have)
  2. We condemn anyone who promotes or calls for violence^^ against gays. (and we always have)
  3. We condemn pedophilia**. (and always have)
  4. We find these things easy to say, when we are challenged about it.
  5. We think that any decent person should find these things easy to say, if they are challenged.
  6. We do NOT normally want people to be challenged on these things, in GP comments. (Why not? For staying on topic, for goodwill / presumption of innocence, etc.)
  7. But, if a troll is going to make challenges on these things, then he or she may expect to be challenged back – and had better come up with the right answers. As we do.
  8. In the future, when we are challenged, we may simply refer the troll back to this post.

(^^Violence meaning: real violence, which of course is physical violence.)

(**Pedophilia broadly also including hebephilia/ephebophilia, the sexual exploitation of teenagers or of any/all minors.)

Callous Disregard for Human Life

The front-runner for the Democrat presidential nomination thinks the brutal deaths of four Americans at the hands of Mohammedan terrorists is a big joke.

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton appeared on NBC’s “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night and joked about her time before the Benghazi Select Committee, as well as the HBO TV series “House of Cards.”

Colbert wished Clinton a happy birthday, which was Monday, and asked if she had done “anything special like a have a celebration for 11 hours?”

Clinton laughed and told Colbert she had slept late and had “tried to get away with as little as I could get away with.”

The Democrat Frontrunner is similarly dismissive of the Veterans Administration scandal, wherein thousands of veterans died while awaiting treatment as VA bureaucrats created phony waiting lists to cover up their incompetence.

The former secretary of state suggested in an interview late last week that the controversy which shook the VA last year was overblown, and Republicans used it to serve their own agenda.

“It’s not been as widespread as it has been made out to be,” Clinton said Friday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” when asked about the scandal and how she would fix the VA.

She might as well, it’s not as though there’s any kind of watchdog organization with a duty to report impartially on the actions of Government; perhaps some sort of organization that would investigate these things and relay the results of their investigation to the public in the form of publications or informational broadcasts of some sort.

Instead we get The Narrative; “The accomplished and brilliant future First Woman president defies the partisan attacks of Republicans like a brave sparrow flying against the wind.”


Calling Out Feminists

Posted by V the K at 7:48 am - October 28, 2015.
Filed under: Leftist Nutjobs


More good stuff at this link. But this is an especially cromulent point.

You are hateful and hypocritical when a woman doesn’t agree with your left wing mantra. God forbid a woman think for herself. The National Organization for Women is nothing but a snot-nosed, whiny, left wing arm of the Democrat Party. TRUE feminism doesn’t attack women for having different ideologies.

BTW, college feminists are calling for the Obama Administration to crack down on (read: ban and punish) a social media app because people sometimes say mean things on it and hurt their feelers.

The groups’ letter cites hate-filled comments, such as, “Jesus I hate black people,” as well as sexually explicit speech.

In its effort to censor Yik Yak on college campuses, the coalition — which includes the Feminist Majority Foundation and the National Organization for Women as well as the Human Rights Campaign and the National LGBTQ Task Force cites a 1969 Supreme Court case applicable to kindergarten through 12th grade students.
So, in other words, college students are demanding to be treated like kindergartners for purposes of censoring speech.

This Is What an Invasion Looks Like

Thousands of Middle Eastern “Migrants” March Through the countryside en route to the lush welfare states of Western Eurotopia.

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Mohammedan invaders walk right past Eurotopian border guards.

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Lying: A Proven Technique for Advancing the Left-Wing Agenda

Posted by V the K at 10:11 am - October 27, 2015.
Filed under: Dishonest Democrats,Gun Control

To counter Bernie Sanders with the Democrat Left (which is the entire party, pretty much), Hillary tells some lies about gun control.

At an October 7 forum in Iowa, she wrongly claimed, “They are the only business in America that is wholly protected from any kind of liability. They can sell a gun to someone they know they shouldn’t, and they won’t be sued. There will be no consequences.”

According to Politifact, “Clinton said the gun industry is ‘the only business in America that is wholly protected from any kind of liability.’ Clinton is talking about a law that says the gun industry is protected from liability in certain instances, but the law also specifies several situations in which the gun industry is susceptible to lawsuits. Further, Congress has passed a number of laws that protect a variety of business sectors from lawsuits in certain situations, so the situation is not unique to the gun industry.” That’s why Politifact determined her rhetoric about the law to be entirely false.

The bill expressly allows suits based on knowing violations of federal or state law related to gun sales or on traditional grounds including negligent entrustment or breach of contract. The bill also allows product liability cases involving actual injuries caused by a defective firearm.

So why is Hillary lying about it? Because this is how the left advances its agenda. It creates a false narrative and then develops policies based on that false narrative. The false narrative here is “Gun dealers can sell to anybody without a background check and there’s no liability, and if only we could pass universal background checks, gun registrations, and let gun companies be sued, no one will be shot to death ever again.” The Narrative is advanced through the Democrat-controlled news and entertainment media and embeds in the minds of millions of people.

The Law in question,the Protection in Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, was passed in 2005 (with a bipartisan majority) specifically in response to an explicit leftist agenda to sue gun dealers and gun manufacturers out of business.

Mr. Coale, one of the Castano Group of lawyers who were active in suing the tobacco industry — the group is named for a friend of several of them who died of a tobacco-related disease — estimated that the cigarette companies had spent $600 million a year defending themselves against the states. ”The gun companies simply can’t afford it,” he said, since they are so much smaller and sales of guns have been flat or declining for a decade.
”So if you get too many cities and states suing,” Mr. Coale said, ”the manufacturers will go into bankruptcy protection. And the day that happens, the suits stop and it is lose-lose for everybody.”

The real agenda behind this — opening the gun companies to all manner of lawsuits — is to put gun companies out of business. Then, the left can say, “You still have your silly right to bear arms but… oh, gosh, there’s no longer anybody making guns or ammo.”

Obama loses P.Diddy?

In 2004, the rapper formerly known as Puff Daddy was active with the “Vote or Die” group to encourage youth voter turnout. In 2008, he upped it to “Obama or Die”.

Guess what he says today?

During a recent Q&A at Revolt’s music conference, Diddy let loose with his true thoughts about voting.

Asked how young people could make themselves heard in the upcoming election, Diddy said, “See the things that’s tricky about politics is there’s so much bullsh*t with it. We started Vote or Die and… and from the community we’re in, we’re not with hearing too much of the bullsh*t. So that’s why we get disenfranchised, [we’re] disconnected because nothing that they’re saying actually relates to us… So Vote or Die, and getting out the vote, those things [were] laid out there so people could understand about the process. We started Vote or Die, and the whole process was all full of sh*t. The whole sh*t is a scam.”

He then added that people could still vote if they wanted: “At the end of the day, I’m not telling you not to vote. But I’m saying be a realist and know that they’re motherf*cking kicking some bullsh*t up there.”

Ya think?

And Obama is still President, so….is that who he’s talking about?

Great Jeopardy Answer

Posted by V the K at 9:43 am - October 26, 2015.
Filed under: Pop Culture

Didn’t think this was a big deal when I saw it, but it’s all over the interwebs. Therefore, I conclude it is a thing.

WARNING: Heteronormative Microaggression Triggers.

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Mohammedan Migrants Importing Anti-Gay Violence to Eurotopia

Posted by V the K at 9:14 am - October 26, 2015.
Filed under: Gays in Other Lands

There are actually some deranged leftists who applaud the rise of Islamism because of their hatred and paranoia toward Christians. (The enemy of my enemy is my friend, they say. And Mohammedans who prey on gays just are no worse than Christians who pray for them.) Stories like this will not deter them.

There are no official figures. But the Lesbian and Gay Federation of Berlin and Brandenburg, for instance, says it is receiving three to six cases a week in which gay asylum seekers have been victims of physical abuse, including sexual assault. Earlier this month, a 21-year-old gay Arab asylum seeker in Berlin was hospitalized after he was insulted and assaulted at the refugee center where he was staying. In the city of Dresden, an eastern German metropolis of 525,000, at least seven gay asylum seekers have been removed from shelters this year for their own safety.

Europe can probably expect an increase in violence against women and gays as more Mohammedans are placed in their populations. But, hey, it’s worth it to put those Christians in their place, right? At least to those who see moral equivalence between ISIS stoning gay people to death and Christians bakers who recommend alternative suppliers for gay wedding cakes.

Taxes: Direct, Indirect, Apportioned

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 1:46 am - October 26, 2015.
Filed under: Constitutional Issues,History

Have you ever tried to read the U.S. Constitution, straight up? I bet your eyes glazed over as soon as you got to Article 1, section 2, clause 3 (which is pretty early in):

Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several states which may be included within this union, according to their respective numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free persons, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.

Reinforcing the same idea is Article 1, section 9, clause 4:

No capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.

What the heck does that mean? I’m re-reading a book which happens to explain it. For historical interest only, I shall explain to you.

A “direct tax” is money that you, the citizen, pay to the government directly. Contrast to an “indirect tax” which is a tax on some product (like alcohol) being manufactured, bought, shipped etc. You pay the tax in the end; but indirectly – because some other party is there as an intermediary: they collect from you, and then the government collects from them.

“Apportioned” means that Congress had to do two things, when it came to the direct tax.

  • Declare the exact amount of money that it wanted to raise (say, $20 million).
  • Declare the amount to come from each State, based on certain rules.

The rules were the “apportionment” part. The amount of money would be apportioned by State population, which would be calculated as: the number of free persons, plus 3/5 the number of slaves (if any).

What was the point of the 3/5 requirement? To make the slave states pay more. Here is a fictitious example. Trigger warning: Maths! and slavery!

Suppose the U.S. had exactly 2 States, Free and Slave. And it needed to raise $180 for the next budget cycle. First, Congress would declare “We need to raise exactly $180. And whiskey taxes aren’t good enough; we want to do a direct tax.”

Now suppose that Free state had 60 citizens (all free of course), and Slave state had 30. So, Free had twice as many. At first blush, Free would have a tax on its citizens where they cough up 2/3 of the money for the feds (which is $120), while Slave state would cough up 1/3 (which is $60).

But let’s say Slave state didn’t only have 30 free citizens; it also had 50 slaves. The 3/5 rule said that Slave state should cough up more.

Applying the 3/5 rule, Slave state had 30 + (3/5 * 50) = (30 + 30) = 60 people for apportionment purposes. So both States had 60 people, for apportionment purposes. So the tax would be apportioned half-and-half. Free state would be designated to cough up $90, and Slave state also $90.

Both states would probably tax their free citizens. So, Slave state would have a higher tax *rate* on its 30 free citizens, to get them coughing up $90. Free state would have a lower rate on its 60 citizens, to get them coughing up $90.

Weird and antiquated, but now you know!

Signs, bad and good

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 9:47 pm - October 25, 2015.
Filed under: Academia,Free Speech,Gun Control,Second Amendment

Bad: By a 56-31 majority, U.S. college students want speech to be regulated.

Good: By a 56-41 majority, Americans believe that more people carrying concealed guns would make us all safer. Particularly the young: “Younger Americans are more likely to choose the ‘safer’ option [in Gallup’s poll] than those aged 30 and above.”

So, young Americans -at college- are against free speech. But young Americans -in general- understand correctly that a well-armed society is a polite(r) society. I’ll take the difference as a sign that something is very wrong with U.S. colleges.

PC Police Set Out to Ruin Halloween

Remember that episode of King of the Hill where an uptight, over-religious woman convinces the town to cancel Halloween because of its “Satanic” and “anti-Christian” overtones? In the past, it was the fringe of the social right that was mocked for taking Halloween too seriously. But now, it is the intolerant social left that is setting out to take the fun out of Halloween.

For example, A coven of dour feminists have suggested a list of “appropriate” Halloween costumes for young girls to celebrate feminist empowerment: including Gloria Steinem and Len Dunham. Gee, doesn’t that sound like fun.

Another sanctimonious leftist advises on how to lecture people whose costumes are politically incorrect.

Among all the tricks and treats, cultural appropriation is an undeniable problem this time of year.

By “undeniable problem” she means “irresistible opportunity for moralistic preening by social leftists.” In this case, she recommends cornering those whose costumes are deemed “offensive” and delivering a stern lecture on the sin of “cultural appropriation.”

“Cultural Appropriation” is a term created by sanctimonious social leftists to attack white people who enjoy partaking of non-white, non-European culture. White entertainers that incorporate elements of African, Caribbean, or Asian influences into their art and music: jazz, for example or Kabuki-inspired costumes, are guilty of cultural appropriation. Note that “Cultural Appropriation” only goes one way; to suggest that Africans should not attempt “white European art” such as ballet or classical music would be racism. “Cultural appropriation” has been extended by the sanctimonious social left to condemn colleges that serve tacos on campus and people who dress up as ninjas or bandidos for Halloween.

In reality, “cultural appropriation” is something privileged leftists made up to lord over other people because they have no real problems and no real morality. There’s also an element of the Baby Boom Left — for whom race sensitivity rivals only hyper-environmentalism as their religion of choice — that needs to keep their pieties from dying out in the Next Generation; even as racism becomes culturally and socially irrelevant.

The Village People

The original cultural appropriators.

12 Knife Wounds in the Backs of Conservatives

Posted by V the K at 9:38 pm - October 24, 2015.
Filed under: Republican Embarrassments

At this time, I redirect you gentle readers to an article I posted at Ricochet this week: 12 Times the GOP Establishment Kicked the Conservative Base in the teeth. At 200+ Comments, it’s one of the most commented-upon things I’ve ever posted.