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Because character counts, I am a
conservative who cannot support Trump

New York Times News Service, by Bret Stephens

Original Article

Posted By:Maggie2u, 1/2/2018 3:50:55 PM

Tax cuts. Deregulation. More for the military; less for the United Nations. The Islamic State crushed in its heartland. Assad hit with cruise missiles. Troops to Afghanistan. Arms for Ukraine. A tougher approach to North Korea. Jerusalem recognized as Israel’s capital. The Iran deal decertified. Title IX kangaroo courts on campus condemned. Yes to Keystone. No to Paris. Wall Street roaring and consumer confidence high. And, of course, Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court. What, for a conservative, is there to dislike about this policy record
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Reply 1 - Posted by: tommyr, 1/2/2018 3:54:57 PM     (No. 11497920)

Did you vote for Obama??

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 1/2/2018 3:54:58 PM     (No. 11497921)

Keep that thought for later, in the meantime I´m sure you won´t be missed.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 1/2/2018 3:56:31 PM     (No. 11497923)

Bret Stephens is about as conservative as Nancy Pelosi.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: just another nerd, 1/2/2018 3:57:36 PM     (No. 11497924)

You can call yourself anything you like, that doesn´t make it so.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/2/2018 3:57:53 PM     (No. 11497925)

"Because character counts," then you voted for H. Clinton, right?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: IowaDad, 1/2/2018 3:59:19 PM     (No. 11497926)

Actually, I admire Trump despite rumors of his "lying, narcissism, bullying, bigotry, crassness, name calling, ignorance, paranoia, incompetence and pettiness" most of which are minor, irrelevant or highly effective in moving the agenda.

True gentlemen should not go into politics. They have a tough time winning votes, and if elected, they get nothing done.

I prefer this conservative gritty fighter -- warts and all.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: figowitz, 1/2/2018 4:00:13 PM     (No. 11497927)

Can´t read whole article because I´m NOT turning off my ad blocker ... but I´ll ask Mr. Stevens if Crooked Hillary would have suited him better & if he would support her?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 1/2/2018 4:02:41 PM     (No. 11497929)

I´ll take Trumps character over Hillary´s anytime. But I won´t take your opinion or judgment.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: faldo, 1/2/2018 4:04:32 PM     (No. 11497930)

Look at whom you´ve worked for, Mr. Stephens...?

Are you in support of the integrity displayed by the WSJ & NYT...? You darn well know that Glenn Simpson never left the WSJ...!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena, 1/2/2018 4:05:25 PM     (No. 11497932)

I guess Bret wants to keep his job at the New York Times. Or maybe he liked Hillary´s "character." What exactly is he objecting to? Using Twitter is not a mark of bad character. Neither is holding big rallies. I think it more of a "not our kind" thing. Queens accent, self-promoter, the opposite of circumspect. The Bushes were taught never to brag. That is what Bret and the other Trumpers expect of their politicians, the majority of whom can´t win the big election.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: msjena, 1/2/2018 4:06:26 PM     (No. 11497933)

^^oops-other Never-Trumpers.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dvc, 1/2/2018 4:13:59 PM     (No. 11497938)

He lies.

He is NOT a conservative. He is a tame pet of the NYT who pretends to be a conservative but really does exactly what his Communist bosses tell him to do to best advance the Commie line that the NYT has been pushing since the 1930s.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jeremiah29_11, 1/2/2018 4:14:32 PM     (No. 11497939)

If Atilla the Hun would drain the swamp I´d vote for him!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Scout Finch, 1/2/2018 4:15:07 PM     (No. 11497941)

Bret´s thoughts on this subject are meaningless to me, as he entered a voting booth and voted for HRC, and complains of Trump´s lack of character.

I just can´t take Bret Stevens seriously. Go sell that somewhere else.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pilot222, 1/2/2018 4:16:53 PM     (No. 11497943)

Integrity, honor, character and this moron preferred the Hildabeast? Beam me up Scotty!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Sandbar, 1/2/2018 4:17:13 PM     (No. 11497944)

This was posted previously through Breitbart.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/30/nevertrumper-bret-stephens-whines-trumps-policy-victories-dont-matter-because-hes-a-bully/

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Reply 17 - Posted by: leonardo, 1/2/2018 4:25:48 PM     (No. 11497948)

Stevens has long ago disqualified himself with respect to making judgments on any conservative issues or conservative political figures. As such, there is no reason to pay attention to what he proffers. Character?
Look in the mirror, Bret.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cheeflo, 1/2/2018 4:28:17 PM     (No. 11497950)

So he prefers style over substance? That´s my takeaway.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bella, 1/2/2018 4:32:41 PM     (No. 11497951)

I´m curious, who cares. He couldn´t find a conservative to quote only a Democrat?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: shmowry1, 1/2/2018 4:36:29 PM     (No. 11497955)

How can you claim that character counts and that Clinton would be a better choice given the mountain of illegal, despicable, and disgusting baggage she carries behind her. Think Vince Foster. Think the Trump Dossier. Think her unbelievably outrageous lie that she didn´t know what "wiping a server" meant. Think Benghazi. Think cheating Bernie Sanders out of the primary. This is a woman who outright lies and cheats to get her way. And her way, is power over all of us little people on the slow march to socialism. As a staunch and completely clear minded conservative, I disavow you, Bret Stevens. Go join the democrats who you obviously prefer to bow in front of. You are the problem, Bret. You and every republican presidential candidate since Reagan is the EXACT PROBLEM. Character does matter Bret, just not the way you think it does. This isn´t 1950, watching Eisenhower on TV extoll American values. Humans are complicated, all of us are. Your "character" argument only serves to prop up republicans who are of the utmost virtue and show no apparent vices. Guess what, we had that candidate. Romney. He lost miserably. To a candidate with better character? No, a swindling socialist hell bent on indoctrinating all federal workers into mindless little liberal drones that target conservatives like us behind the scenes in the hopes of gaining more power and money. They got away with it by way of the liberal media, of which you are a part. Given your pathetic, naive, and dangerous view of "character" perhaps it is we who should be questioning yours. Vote democrat, Bret. It´s obviously what you do best, and want to do anyways. No conservative with "character" would ever vote for the awful Hillary Clinton.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/2/2018 4:42:11 PM     (No. 11497961)

You can take your "character" and wander in the woods with Hillary, Bret. Maybe you´ll run into Neville Chamberlain wandering around in there too.

We are in a WAR for the soul of this country and playing by the nicey, nice rules mean that we will LOSE. We know that places that follow the paths to liberalism end up being Hell on earth. Nope, I don´t want my kids living in that type of country. I´m not afraid of a little dirty work to make things work out the right way.

And BTW, character? Trump has been under a microscope and under attack for a year and a half and his opponents have almost NOTHING on him. He stands up for what he believes in. THAT is what you call bullying? You´re an idiot, Bret.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/2/2018 4:51:30 PM     (No. 11497972)

Mr. Stevens doesn´t have any character that he thinks he has. Only a sleaze would write this type of article that accomplishes nothing.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/2/2018 4:54:19 PM     (No. 11497976)

Oh, Muffy, isn´t he just soooo noble?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: franq, 1/2/2018 5:07:42 PM     (No. 11497987)

Who is Bret Stephens, and why does his opinion merit publication?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/2/2018 5:08:51 PM     (No. 11497988)

Stevens may think he´s a conservative, but what he is is a shallow conviction-less hypocrite or he´s just lying to himself. He is what may pass for a conservative in seattle. If character really counted for anything, he wouldnt be supporting hillary, the most dishonest incompetent unaccomplished misogynistic rapist enabling greedy excuse for a political candidate to ever run.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: hpmatt, 1/2/2018 5:20:37 PM     (No. 11497994)

Bret from the WSJ editorial ´Blood & Earth party´ and ´hobbits´ fame? Good job little troll. You up there in Seattle enjoying Hempfest? Or a year-end Antifa planning session? Auld lang syne you little a-hole....

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 1/2/2018 5:24:41 PM     (No. 11497999)

This creature is a sniveling little worm.

How is that for character?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: beancounter, 1/2/2018 5:29:26 PM     (No. 11498001)

If McCain voted to keep Obamacare because Trump insulted him, that says a lot more about the lack of character of McCain than about Trump.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 1/2/2018 5:40:14 PM     (No. 11498007)

We had a choice in 2016. Trump versus the Arkansas Tarantula. It was a no-brainer for any voter on the right side of the political spectrum. I actually voted for Ben Carson in the primary. A nice man but I see now the media and the left would have eaten him alive.

Trump may be brash and uncouth but I am reminded about what Lincoln said about Grant, "He fights". Trump fights and he has blind-sided the Dems and their running dog media.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: hpmatt, 1/2/2018 5:47:49 PM     (No. 11498012)

I want to say it was Bret Stephens that wrote the WSJ Editorial that called the Tea Party the ´Blood and Soil´ Republicans - reference to the Nazis in the 1930s. Joel Pollack wrote about it on 3 July 2013, but haven´t been able to dig up the WSJ copy, nor Pollacks. But Brett is definitely a globalist and open borders booster.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/2/2018 5:56:23 PM     (No. 11498016)

Byline on this post should be corrected to Bret Stephens. "Stevens" is incorrect.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Davids918, 1/2/2018 6:16:42 PM     (No. 11498027)

#20, great post. Well said.

Trump reminds me of a comment someone said about hiring a lawyer, "you want the biggest, toughest, bad-A##, on YOUR side fighting for you".

(it was actually a bit more colorful than that, but you get the point, I hope).


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Reply 33 - Posted by: BarryNo, 1/2/2018 6:19:37 PM     (No. 11498029)

Its so sad, he isn´t invited to the parties the Dems throw, anymore.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/2/2018 6:22:21 PM     (No. 11498033)

you are not a conservative. You are an ass hat!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/2/2018 6:29:37 PM     (No. 11498041)

Another fake Seattle Conservative. Kasich or Flake are your kind of Conservatives.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 1/2/2018 6:30:08 PM     (No. 11498042)

In this day and age Bret Stevens can self-identify as a conservative in the same way Joe, the hairy weirdo, can self-identify as a woman to get into the ladies´ changing room at the pool...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: hotcorner, 1/2/2018 6:30:54 PM     (No. 11498045)

Bret, you ruined what career you ever had. Yes, Clinton has character - what? you idiot.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Spyder, 1/2/2018 6:32:22 PM     (No. 11498046)

Gee wilikers WINNING is so much fun .... still not bored.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/2/2018 6:45:26 PM     (No. 11498058)

Then obviously, Brett, YOU have no character, because you are more interested in the man than the policies he brings with him, which benefit all of America, including you, by the way.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: edgar, 1/2/2018 6:45:54 PM     (No. 11498059)

Bret Stevens is a ´cornball´ conservative.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: jfirebrand, 1/2/2018 6:47:55 PM     (No. 11498061)

I was a NEVERTRUMPER until the election. I voted for Ted Cruz, and hated Trump for lying about that good man. The day he was elected I rejoiced .... That Hildebeast didn´t win. I have watched Trump do a damned fine job, and screw up a few things. Nevertheless, if he runs again, this time I will vote for him.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: susieq1, 1/2/2018 6:49:13 PM     (No. 11498063)

Just what kind of character does this "conservative?" prefer?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: jechislo, 1/2/2018 6:56:11 PM     (No. 11498067)

I knew I should have went with my gut feel when I saw an article written by a conservative from Seattle.

I read for about 1 minute. Well, that’s a minute of my life wasted.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/2/2018 7:14:19 PM     (No. 11498072)

There is a difference, a huge difference, between character and gentleman. Yes, once can have both. The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe. It is possible to have character and not be gentleman. Then its possible to have poor charater and not be a gentleman. Examples would be Bill Clinton, Al Franken, and just about any Democrat. Seems Trump has been true to his word and uncompromising in his vision and mission. He has character. And its certainly possible to have character and not be a gentleman. What Bret is upset over is he isn´t a gentleman. Trump needs to slap on a seersucker suit and bow tie. Maybe that will fix it for Bret.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ho72, 1/2/2018 7:23:13 PM     (No. 11498084)

Just took a vote. No one cares.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: watashiyo, 1/2/2018 7:31:20 PM     (No. 11498095)

For the 100th times, you just can´t FIX STUPID!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: pessimist, 1/2/2018 7:32:25 PM     (No. 11498096)

Towel boy.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/2/2018 7:48:49 PM     (No. 11498104)

Thanks, #24, I didn´t know either so I looked it up: Bret Stephens is a regular columnist for The New York Times. He doesn´t deserve any of our standard great Ldot comments. He is a lib. Just a lib, merely a lib NYT functionary.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 1/2/2018 7:51:28 PM     (No. 11498106)

Find it interesting that Bret Stevens quotes liberal Daniel Patrick Moynihan to define Conservatism. Culture, not politics, determines the success of a society? How would Moynihan define culture? If its anything like the way today´s liberals do, its all wrong. Does Bret Stevens define culture like most other Conservatives? One has to wonder.

Bret jumps ugly all over Trump´s character, but gives a pass to Hillary and all the other candidates. That´s where Bret goes wrong again. Trump had better character than Hillary, Bernie, and most of the Republican candidates. Its one of the reasons Trump won. It is surprising that Bret Stevens missed this. One has to ask what else is motivating Bret Stevens in attacking Trump.

Watching how the media has behaved over the last decade (and longer), no journalist gets an automatic pass when it comes to credibility. That includes Bret Stevens.



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Reply 50 - Posted by: Rightfromthestart, 1/2/2018 8:07:16 PM     (No. 11498110)

Frankly,my dèar,I don’t give a damn.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: pucky1, 1/2/2018 8:12:40 PM     (No. 11498115)

Can fine wine be served from a broken vessel? Of course.

Bret, enjoy the benefits of Trump even though you wish a more refined man.


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Reply 52 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 1/2/2018 8:35:51 PM     (No. 11498127)

Couldn´t take this article seriously. Bret Stephens is either stupid or stoned.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 1/2/2018 8:37:33 PM     (No. 11498130)

For Mr. Stephens´ information, I didn´t vote for Trump because of his demeanor, his personality, his wealth, or any characteristic of his that didn´t necessarily appeal to me. It was because of the goals he set for America if he were to become president. And....the alternative to him was a ´corrupt to the core´, lying, arrogant, power and money-hungry grifter. I question the sanity and patriotism of anyone who knew the true character of Clinton, and voted for her anyway - as many did just because she was a Democrat.

I´m thankful every day America dodged ´the MOAB´ when the Democrats´ stranglehold on our system of government was at least loosened. They are an overwhelmingly corrupt and autocratic party at this point. It´s obvious they want total control over us because ´they know best´ and demand we believe, speak and do as they say.....period!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: FormerDem, 1/2/2018 10:54:27 PM     (No. 11498193)

what i know about Trump´s character is he is defending the vulnerable against everyone, including thinking ahead realistically on behalf of African-American teenagers and DACA. And what i know about Stephens´s character is, he has been dragging at Trump´s ankles the whole time. On character, Trump wins.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: EQKimball, 1/2/2018 11:01:33 PM     (No. 11498198)

Fine, but fighting for contol of the cockpit is better done when the plane is on the ground. At 30,000 feet, I am less concerned about the table manners of the pilot.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Kristen, 1/2/2018 11:01:36 PM     (No. 11498199)

As for character, Bret Stephen´s is not good. For one, he lies about being a conservative.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: pchristopher, 1/3/2018 2:01:08 AM     (No. 11498251)

I´m assuming The Seattle Times is the Leftist Coast branch of the NYT and should, therefore, be given no credence.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: xcenturion, 1/3/2018 2:24:58 AM     (No. 11498258)

You´re confusing conservative with commie, you rat.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: pensom2, 1/3/2018 4:35:53 AM     (No. 11498270)

Bret keeps writing about the same, tiresome topic--why he can´t abide Trump. He´s like those commentor trolls who, no matter what the topic, are always going off on how they´re atheists or vegans. Enough!

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Reply 60 - Posted by: cheeflo, 1/3/2018 8:48:04 AM     (No. 11498399)

That´s my story, too, #41.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/3/2018 10:31:48 AM     (No. 11498505)

An old maid is a woman looking for the perfect husband. Think about that!

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Reply 62 - Posted by: SALady, 1/3/2018 7:04:19 PM     (No. 11499167)

Sorry, Bret, but Jesus or Gandhi aren´t coming back to run as Republican candidates (though they clearly would over running as Demon-RATs)!!!!!

Nice people make terrible leaders. You need someone with some backbone, who is willing to play as down and dirty as necessary, to be a true leader and fight against the evil of this world (muslims, LIE-berals, Socialists, Demon-RATs, feminazis, etc)

I didn´t vote for Trump for pope. I voted for him for president, and, so far, I believe he has done a pretty darn good job!!! He has definitely done about 1,000,000,000,000 times better of a job than the Hilldebeast would have done!!!

So take your holier-than-thou attitude and shove it where the sun don´t shine!!! We have to deal with reality here, and the nice candidate you are describing would be eaten alive by the Demon-RATs today. And we would all suffer the consequences!!!!!



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Reply 63 - Posted by: CharlyG, 1/3/2018 7:28:33 PM     (No. 11499196)

One word response to character counts....




Clintons


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Komonews.com, by Kirsten Nicolaisen,    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 4/8/2018 2:30:47     Post Reply
A couple vacationing on California´s coast spotted a body in the Pacific Ocean near the Hart family crash site Saturday afternoon. A bystander pulled the body from the stormy surf and onto the beach where it was recovered by Westport Fire crews. The Mendocino County Sheriff´s Office says the body appears to be that of an African American female, and that deputies are investigating the possibility that it may be one of the two missing Hart girls. Official identification will most likely be done through DNA analysis, which could take several weeks. The Mendocino County Sheriff´s Office is monitoring ocean conditions

Before Stormy Daniels, her attorney faced
allegations of dubious dealings at
Tullys Coffee
Seattle Times, by Lewis Kamb    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 4/8/2018 1:51:34     Post Reply
He’s become famous as the brash lawyer for the porn star who purportedly bedded the future president, but before Michael Avenatti accused Donald Trump and his attorney of a payoff scheme to muzzle Stormy Daniels, he faced allegations of dubious business dealings as owner of a flailing coffee chain. Since his investment firm bought bankrupt Tully’s Coffee for $9.15 million at auction five years ago, Avenatti’s company has been named in more than 50 state

How to win an argument about guns
Seattle Times, by Nicholas Kristof    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 4/6/2018 9:08:06     Post Reply
Tragically, predictably, infuriatingly, we’re again mourning a shooting — this time at YouTube’s headquarters — even as the drive for gun safety legislation has stalled in Washington. Polls show that nine out of 10 Americans favor basic steps like universal background checks before gun purchases, but the exceptions are the president and a majority in Congress. Usually pundits toss out their own best arguments while ignoring the other side’s, but today I’m going to try something new and engage directly with the arguments made by gun advocates: You liberals are in a panic over guns, but look at the numbers.

The Incalculable Loss
National Review online, by James Lileks    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 3/28/2018 10:04:45     Post Reply
Nothing says “middle-aged, Sunday, married, no football on” like walking through the big-box hardware store with a toilet seat under each arm. I needed only one seat but had neglected to note whether the commode at home was normal-sized or had that fancy elongated shape that gives you a classier evacuation experience. I was not about to call home and ask my wife to measure the toilet. Buy ’em both! This is America. Return the wrong one or keep it for Halloween, put it around my neck, and say, “I’m CNN’s ratings.” Went to the self-checkout, because a clerk might have thought,

Professor Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
peacefully at his home - 55 years after the
world-famous physicist was diagnosed with*
Daily Mail [UK], Associated Press, by Jesse Schroder    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 3/14/2018 1:19:37     Post Reply
Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family said. The famed theoretical physicist passed peacefully at his Cambridge, England home early Wednesday. In a statement, Professor Hawking´s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said: ´We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. ´He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.´ The family went on to boast about Hawking´s ´courage and persistence´ that inspired people across the world. 'He once said, "It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love."

Hillary Clinton says ‘follow the money’
in the Trump-Putin ‘bromance’
Washington Post, by Annie Gowen    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 3/12/2018 10:10:05     Post Reply
NEW DELHI —Hillary Clinton said over the weekend during a trip to India that America did not “deserve” the presidency of Donald Trump. Clinton spoke at a Mumbai event where the former presidential candidate schmoozed with Bollywood stars and was warmly introduced as the “woman who should have been the president of the United States of America,” by a well-known journalist. In her speech, Clinton spoke of the dangers of Russian influence and authoritarianism in regimes around the globe. “These are perilous times,” she said. Later, when asked about the seemingly close relationship between Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, now a subject

Nagasaki survivor visits Hanford,
finds some of the story still untold
Seattle Times, by Hal Bernton    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 3/11/2018 11:19:31     Post Reply
RICHLAND, Benton County — Mitsugi Moriguchi was 8 when the atomic bomb detonated over his home city of Nagasaki, and he has spent much of his life telling the story of the aftermath. Will Nagasaki’s story be told at Washington state’s new national park? The retired schoolteacher speaks in classrooms and at conferences, and he helped to edit a book of survivors’ testimonials. Last week, he came to Richland to talk about what happened — but also to learn as he visited the shuttered Hanford B Reactor — now part of a U.S. national park — that produced the plutonium fuel

Task force recommends ‘head tax’ on some
Seattle businesses to fund help for homeless
Seattle Times, by Daniel Beckman    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 3/2/2018 11:00:41     Post Reply
A Seattle task force is recommending the City Council adopt a $75 million-per-year “head tax” on high-grossing businesses to help address homelessness. Members of the community panel set up by the council reached consensus during their last meeting Thursday after about two months of work. The council narrowly rejected a $25 million-per-year head tax (also called an employee-hours tax) in November, instead vowing to revisit the issue and pass a tax this year after more study by the task force. Under the November proposal, the city would have taken 6.5 cents per employee, per hour, from companies grossing more than



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Daily Mail [UK], by Jessica Finn    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/24/2018 5:49:00 PM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail (UK), by Daniel Bates    Original Article
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Posted By: earlybird- 4/24/2018 7:39:59 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/24/2018 9:48:04 PM     Post Reply
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Arizona Republic [AZ], by Ronald J. Hansen andYvonne W. Sanchez    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/25/2018 11:04:17 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Ribicon- 4/25/2018 8:45:36 PM     Post Reply
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New American, by Michael Tennant    Original Article
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