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Posted: November 22, 2016, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

"I just don't understand how you can view it as a liberal idea. after all, it was a change but it didn't liberate anything."

A liberal idea is equality for all and the Connecticut Compromise leveled the playing field with each state having equal representation in the Senate. The number of electoral votes for each state is the number of Congressional districts plus the two senators. In all but Maine and Nebraska the candidate winning popular vote in each state gets all the electoral votes. In Maine and Nebraska the winner of the popular vote gets two electoral votes and the candidate getting the most votes in each Congressional district gets those votes. Clinton won the popular vote in Maine and 1 of the two districts, Trump won the other.

"I don't consider every time the constitution is amended, or a new law is written, that it is automatically a liberal idea."

Some Amendments are very liberal (Women's Right to Vote), others very conservative (Prohibition), and some are neutral (Election of Senators). Most of them reflect the times.

A liberal idea is equality for all
now, I understand where your coming from. ok...

but, I still don't believe that all liberal ideas are good for everyone.
nor are they always even good ideals. would you agree or disagree?

Some Amendments are very liberal (Women's Right to Vote), others very conservative (Prohibition), and some are neutral (Election of Senators). Most of them reflect the times.

I Agree! I'll buy that.

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    First of all you're failing to understand anything that I'm saying, SO you're choosing to ignore completely what I'm saying in the first place and choosing to bring up a mere fact which has nothing to do with the point of what I'm making or referring to. Tie your laces first before yo u try to take make a pitch Mr Artist. Hope they're not RED. There's an lol Mr Artist

    I guess you'll have to refer to "77" as "it" because there is no gender on their profile. But that won't stop the lame childish insults.

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      Posted: November 22, 2016, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

      Someone just pm'd me that Stink stack is still spewing. Lol. Does anyone even read his posts? He needs to hang out with the uneducated Dems on another site. Such an uneducated and unemployed loser. Hopefully he will be deported back to Syria soon.

      "Someone just pm'd me that Stink stack is still spewing."

      Bet it wasn't Drenick1. Have any more lies to tell about them?

      "He needs to hang out  "

      More childish insults and name calling. Do any of your "friends" ask why you're ashamed of your gender?

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        Posted: November 23, 2016, 6:27 am - IP Logged

        Hate to tell you the bad news, but 2017 is a political off year with zero House Reps., zero Senators elections, but New Jersey and Virginia will elect governors. Of course there could be health issues of House members or Senators, but in most states, the Governor appoints someone from their party to fill out the rest of that terms.

        I was referring to all the liberal democrat heads exploding as President Trump moves forward with his agenda.   LOL!

        Never give up.  Banana

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          Posted: November 23, 2016, 10:48 am - IP Logged

          Struggling White Voters Who Helped Elect Trump Are Headed for Some Serious Pain:

          A lot of low-income voters believed Trump when he promised to make America great. They’re in for a rude awakening.

          Donald Trump ran on a series of impossible promises, but enough people believed he could deliver on them that he won the Electoral College. His supporters are in for what might be the rudest awakening in recent political history. 

          Immediately after the election, the candidate who ran against the establishment, the guy who promised to “drain the swamp,” immediately surrounded himself with party hacks and lobbyists. He announced that Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus, perhaps the most prominent face of the dreaded “establishment,” would be his chief of staff. Good-government advocates expect the Trump regime to gut what remains of our already tattered campaign-finance laws. Reuters reports that, “despite his professed opposition to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, President-elect Donald Trump is considering several of the major advocates of that war for top national security posts.” And as Politico’s Ben White put it, “a populist candidate who railed against shady financial interests on the campaign trail is now putting together an administration that looks like an investment banker’s dream.”

          Trump’s not going to make coal cheaper than natural gas and bring back a bunch of mining jobs. He might be able to negotiate some new riders for NAFTA, but they’ll be guided by the same corporate lobbyists who effectively wrote it in the first place, and won’t do anything to bring back jobs that have been sent overseas. There will be no 35 percent tariff on imports from Mexico or China.

          The exit polls show that Trump beat Clinton among affluent voters, and Americans up and down the economic ladder responded to his dog whistles, or at least voted for their party despite the bigotry displayed by its nominee. But Trump made huge gainsover Mitt Romney among those making $30,000 or less, and benefited from a major urban-rural divide.And it’s the rural poor who put him over the top in key swing states who are going to be hit especially hard by the coming bait and switch.

          Clay County, Kentucky, is a profoundly depressed area in the heart of coal country. Whether its residents responded to Trump’s dog whistles or rolled the dice on a successful businessman to shake up a status quo that had failed them, the results suggest that they saw real hope in his election: Trump won the county 79-21. But according to NPR, a lot of folks in Clay County are now starting to worry about their health care, and with good reason. Kentucky set up an Obamacare exchange and expanded Medicaid under then-governor Steve Beshear, a Democrat, and today around one in three of the state’s residents are covered under the program. Kentucky’s uninsured rate dropped from 20 percent to just 7.5 percent over the course of two short years. In Clay County, where almost four in 10 live in poverty, 60 percent of the population relies on Medicaid, and Matt Bevin, the Republican governor who took over in 2015, wants to roll back the expansion if the federal government doesn’t sign off on his plan to charge beneficiaries higher premiums.

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            Posted: November 23, 2016, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

            Struggling White Voters Who Helped Elect Trump Are Headed for Some Serious Pain:

            A lot of low-income voters believed Trump when he promised to make America great. They’re in for a rude awakening.

            Donald Trump ran on a series of impossible promises, but enough people believed he could deliver on them that he won the Electoral College. His supporters are in for what might be the rudest awakening in recent political history. 

            Immediately after the election, the candidate who ran against the establishment, the guy who promised to “drain the swamp,” immediately surrounded himself with party hacks and lobbyists. He announced that Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus, perhaps the most prominent face of the dreaded “establishment,” would be his chief of staff. Good-government advocates expect the Trump regime to gut what remains of our already tattered campaign-finance laws. Reuters reports that, “despite his professed opposition to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, President-elect Donald Trump is considering several of the major advocates of that war for top national security posts.” And as Politico’s Ben White put it, “a populist candidate who railed against shady financial interests on the campaign trail is now putting together an administration that looks like an investment banker’s dream.”

            Trump’s not going to make coal cheaper than natural gas and bring back a bunch of mining jobs. He might be able to negotiate some new riders for NAFTA, but they’ll be guided by the same corporate lobbyists who effectively wrote it in the first place, and won’t do anything to bring back jobs that have been sent overseas. There will be no 35 percent tariff on imports from Mexico or China.

            The exit polls show that Trump beat Clinton among affluent voters, and Americans up and down the economic ladder responded to his dog whistles, or at least voted for their party despite the bigotry displayed by its nominee. But Trump made huge gainsover Mitt Romney among those making $30,000 or less, and benefited from a major urban-rural divide.And it’s the rural poor who put him over the top in key swing states who are going to be hit especially hard by the coming bait and switch.

            Clay County, Kentucky, is a profoundly depressed area in the heart of coal country. Whether its residents responded to Trump’s dog whistles or rolled the dice on a successful businessman to shake up a status quo that had failed them, the results suggest that they saw real hope in his election: Trump won the county 79-21. But according to NPR, a lot of folks in Clay County are now starting to worry about their health care, and with good reason. Kentucky set up an Obamacare exchange and expanded Medicaid under then-governor Steve Beshear, a Democrat, and today around one in three of the state’s residents are covered under the program. Kentucky’s uninsured rate dropped from 20 percent to just 7.5 percent over the course of two short years. In Clay County, where almost four in 10 live in poverty, 60 percent of the population relies on Medicaid, and Matt Bevin, the Republican governor who took over in 2015, wants to roll back the expansion if the federal government doesn’t sign off on his plan to charge beneficiaries higher premiums.

            I see you're not quite done licking your wounds. blahahahahahahahah.

            15 days in mourning?, or did your play doh dry up ?

            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

            For a lead role in a cage?

             

                                                        From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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              Posted: November 23, 2016, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

              "...did your play doh dry up ?"

              ROFL

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                Posted: November 23, 2016, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

                "...did your play doh dry up ?"

                ROFL

                Why do I just know this guy has diaper pins also.

                Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

                                                            From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                  Posted: November 23, 2016, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

                  Why do I just know this guy has diaper pins also.

                  Yep, probably fastening the bottom of his mourning veil to his hair shirt.

                  I would have LOVED to have seen his face as the election results rolled in.   I imagined he sounded a lot like this, though...only instead of six minutes, it's probably been for two weeks:

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                    Posted: November 23, 2016, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                    Yep, probably fastening the bottom of his mourning veil to his hair shirt.

                    I would have LOVED to have seen his face as the election results rolled in.   I imagined he sounded a lot like this, though...only instead of six minutes, it's probably been for two weeks:

                    lol lol

                    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                    For a lead role in a cage?

                     

                                                                From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                      Posted: November 23, 2016, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                      Struggling White Voters Who Helped Elect Trump Are Headed for Some Serious Pain:

                      A lot of low-income voters believed Trump when he promised to make America great. They’re in for a rude awakening.

                      Donald Trump ran on a series of impossible promises, but enough people believed he could deliver on them that he won the Electoral College. His supporters are in for what might be the rudest awakening in recent political history. 

                      Immediately after the election, the candidate who ran against the establishment, the guy who promised to “drain the swamp,” immediately surrounded himself with party hacks and lobbyists. He announced that Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus, perhaps the most prominent face of the dreaded “establishment,” would be his chief of staff. Good-government advocates expect the Trump regime to gut what remains of our already tattered campaign-finance laws. Reuters reports that, “despite his professed opposition to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, President-elect Donald Trump is considering several of the major advocates of that war for top national security posts.” And as Politico’s Ben White put it, “a populist candidate who railed against shady financial interests on the campaign trail is now putting together an administration that looks like an investment banker’s dream.”

                      Trump’s not going to make coal cheaper than natural gas and bring back a bunch of mining jobs. He might be able to negotiate some new riders for NAFTA, but they’ll be guided by the same corporate lobbyists who effectively wrote it in the first place, and won’t do anything to bring back jobs that have been sent overseas. There will be no 35 percent tariff on imports from Mexico or China.

                      The exit polls show that Trump beat Clinton among affluent voters, and Americans up and down the economic ladder responded to his dog whistles, or at least voted for their party despite the bigotry displayed by its nominee. But Trump made huge gainsover Mitt Romney among those making $30,000 or less, and benefited from a major urban-rural divide.And it’s the rural poor who put him over the top in key swing states who are going to be hit especially hard by the coming bait and switch.

                      Clay County, Kentucky, is a profoundly depressed area in the heart of coal country. Whether its residents responded to Trump’s dog whistles or rolled the dice on a successful businessman to shake up a status quo that had failed them, the results suggest that they saw real hope in his election: Trump won the county 79-21. But according to NPR, a lot of folks in Clay County are now starting to worry about their health care, and with good reason. Kentucky set up an Obamacare exchange and expanded Medicaid under then-governor Steve Beshear, a Democrat, and today around one in three of the state’s residents are covered under the program. Kentucky’s uninsured rate dropped from 20 percent to just 7.5 percent over the course of two short years. In Clay County, where almost four in 10 live in poverty, 60 percent of the population relies on Medicaid, and Matt Bevin, the Republican governor who took over in 2015, wants to roll back the expansion if the federal government doesn’t sign off on his plan to charge beneficiaries higher premiums.

                      People are worried about their free health care?

                      They can go to work and buy their own, they should have been concerned with this long before Obama showed up.

                      OH, the gloom and doom, got news for you buddy, things are looking up, it's called jobs.

                      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                      For a lead role in a cage?

                       

                                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                        Posted: November 23, 2016, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

                        Yes, things are looking up, no thanks to trump!

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                          Posted: November 23, 2016, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

                          Yes, things are looking up, no thanks to trump!

                          What's looking up bear?

                          Never give up.  Banana

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                            Yes, things are looking up, no thanks to trump!

                            Oh, but it's a LOT to do with Trump.  There's a feeling of optimism throughout the country that's surpassing the doom n' gloom from the leftists such as yourself. 

                            As to Trump back peddling on some of his campaign rhetoric - call it "lies" if you like, no skin off MY back - most of us who voted for Trump realized some of what he said was unrealistic...the same as any politician's promises made during a campaign.   It happens all the time - and a LOT with this current administration. (During his terms, too!)


                            A people that elect corrupt politicians, impostors, thieves and traitors are not victims...but accomplices.
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                              Posted: November 23, 2016, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                              Yea Mike... The market sure likes a President Trump.  Remember what the media said about a Trump win?  They said the markets would drop like a rock.  LOL

                              Never give up.  Banana

                                 
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