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GOPUSA Open Thread: Tell Us What You Think!

February 27, 2016 at 6:46 am 34 Fresh Ink
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Welcome to the GOPUSA “Open Thread,” a post that’s open to our readers, for our readers. So much has gone on this past week, and this thread allows you to talk about whatever you want to talk about. We even have some topics that you might have missed. Remember the Gang of 8? How about the latest on college crybabies? And then there’s Zuckerberg’s comments on Black Lives Matter. Please jump in, and let us know what you think.

You can talk about your favorite sports team, a current event, or whatever is on your mind. Here are some topics to get things started. Just please keep it clean and respectful. Enjoy!

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Remember the Gang of 8 and their push to shove amnesty down our throats? The media and certain candidates are certainly hoping your forgot about it. Here’s a refresher: The Ugly Truth About Marco Rubio And His Gang-of-Eight Amnesty Bill

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Check this out! Apparently college is just too hard for today’s youth. The are now requesting extensions from the failing classes to deal with their stress. No, we aren’t kidding… check it out here: Ivy League ‘crybullies’ failing classes, requesting extensions to offset stress

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Do all lives matter? One has to wonder if the PC mentality has gotten so strong that it totally blocks out all reason and common sense. Over at Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is reprimanding employees who cross out “Black Lives Matter” on their “writing wall” and replacing it with “All Lives Matter.” Here’s the story: Zuckerberg Tells Facebook Staff To Stop Crossing Out ‘Black Lives Matter’

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  1. lee123 February 27, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I guess I’ll start. We are supposed to believe that Zuckerberg is smart, but when he finds fault with the statement “all lives matter” I’ve got to wonder about him. I do not see what is offensive about saying “all lives matter.” That is what I was taught as a child. Then again, I’m old and white so perhaps my opinion doesn’t count for much any more.

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    wisbob February 27, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Yesterday I had to turn off Fox News. They were spending the entire day replaying over and over again all the fights from Thursday’s GOP debate. Not one second of substance, no coverage of any thoughtful responses, just the flame-throwing. Total tabloid tv.

    If the GOP establishment actually wants to beat Trump, they need to dump Rubio. Because with Rubio and Cruz dividing the anti-Trump vote, neither will win.

    In my opinion, a president Trump will be a good thing for America. The Mexican president is throwing around the F-word, Biden is apologizing for Trump, liberal brains are already beginning to explode (implode?).

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    • disqus_DW3qxKdlwn February 27, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Let us not continue to pretend that Trump never used the F-word recently. CNN and others have reported Trump using that F-word some months ago while campaigning to be President.

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      wisbob February 27, 2016 at 11:30 am

      I’m not sure that’s true. Trump said later that he didn’t say the word out loud, but CNN placed a ‘beep’ there anyway. Did anyone actually hear him say it? But either way, Trump said it with humor, while the Mexican president said it out of anger and frustration. I’ll agree with you though, using the f-word is never justified, we should all be better than that.

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    • TexasBobA February 27, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      agree with the over kill. Rubio needs to leave along with Carson and Kashenic (sp?). Cruz is the one and that’s why the RINOS and media hate him.

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    • disqus_DW3qxKdlwn February 28, 2016 at 6:48 am

      wisbob: I am certain if CNN reported it, it happened. Do you really believe that Trump would not drop those kind of bombs? We all know that Trump aint a saint and I know you’re not looking for a saint to be the President of the United States.

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      ltuser February 28, 2016 at 11:53 am

      It does seem like the entire rest of the world could go to hell in a hand basket, we could have earthquakes decimate countries, asteroids land and squish islands, and other than a mention on the ticker (MAYBE), nothing would be said, cause to the media, Politics is everything now..

      So like you i am sick and tired of it.

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  3. disqus_DW3qxKdlwn February 27, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I look at the GOP Debate and I see a demolition derby among folks looking to become the President of the United States of America. If this is the best that the Republicans can do, then prepare to have the Democrats keep the White House.

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    • oleteabag February 27, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      disquis, it seemed to me that CNN was encouraging the “foodfight” aspect and egging them on, as if they wanted the candidates to look like uncouth buffoons. Knowing their liberal bent at CNN, I can’t help feeling that was their plan all along. The GOP candidates could at LEAST resist the urge to get down in the mud and join in! Let’s have a little decorum!

      The only candidates who did not join in were Kasich and Carson, who looked like the only grownups in the room.

      It happens every election year–the GOP candidates savage each OTHER to the point that when a nominee is finally chosen, he/she is so beaten and bloody they are in no condition to take on the Democrats, who are waiting like the lions in the coliseum to devour the Christians.

      Primaries were a DEMOCRAT invention, ya know. We got BETTER candidates and a LOT less of this kind of internecine gladiator spectacle when nominees were chosen at the convention. Also, the long, gruelling primary season means a candidate has got to be a BILLIONAIRE or owned body and soul by special interests who finance his/her campaign to stay in the race thorough the primaries.

      Want to reduce the influence of special interest money and end the televised food fights? Do away with the IDIOTIC PRIMARIES!

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    • disqus_DW3qxKdlwn February 28, 2016 at 6:44 am

      With due respect, oleteabag, if the likes of CNN can cause our GOP Presidential candidates to allow themselves to degenerate in a bunch of unruly children, then I dare say, these GOP Presidential candidates are not Presidential material. Would you allow your children to behave in the manner these GOP Presidential candidates behaved last Thursday evening?

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    • sotheseedsofliberty2 September 8, 2016 at 8:52 am

      disqus_DW3qxKdlwn Posted,”

      “Let us not continue to pretend that Trump never used the F-word recently. CNN and others have reported Trump using that F-word some months ago while campaigning to be President….”
      Perhaps Donald Trump isn’t a saint but being a saint obviously wasn’t a requisite when the democrats run Bill and Hillary Clinton for office.

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    • sotheseedsofliberty2 October 28, 2016 at 7:57 am

      Harry Truman once said,”If you can’t stand the heat,get out of the Kitchen. and another Quote about politicians and how they would like the situation to be between the two candidates running for president,
      ” If you don’t lie about me, I won’t tell the truth about you..”
      Author unknown

      Hillary Clinton’s telling people what a perfect world it would be if only she could become president, Open borders, welfare increases, free college for everyone, and equality guaranteed for all. Shangri la awaits, just elect Hillary Clinton and peace around the world will become a reality. But just take a minute to weight what Hillary Clinton, a democrat, is promising and what has happened under other democrat controlled governments, Under states ran by demmocrats they are facing bankruptcy and decaying, riots and civil unrest seems to prevail there, And Democrat Hillary Clinton claim that she will run the country like other democrats have ran the states where they were in charge of things, It will be great.. wait and see, if she gets elected president.

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  4. rrrod February 27, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Trump is winning because he isnt part of the establishment. The consulting class and elites are fading fast and nothing will save them

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    • disqus_DW3qxKdlwn February 27, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      The establishment Republicans promised economic prosperity for America and Americans, but so far, the rank and file Republicans are finding themselves left behind when it comes to economic prosperity. If we want the same, we vote for the same…
      …On the other hand, if we’re sick and tired of the same ole, same ole, we vote differently… hence, TRUMP and SANDER (for the Democrats).

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  5. disqus_DW3qxKdlwn February 27, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    We need to turn off that magnet that draws people to be in this country illegally. I believe the number one magnet are the employers of those folks who illegally employ them. Under the current system, crimes pay.

    Let me state some facts:
    *Those here on visa violations are committing a civil infraction.
    *Children here illegally are not breaking any laws, but rather they are caught up in this mess.
    *Those who knowingly or should have known employing people in violation of the US Federal Immigration laws ARE COMMITTING Federal Crimes punishable by imprisonment and stiff fines.

    If those here illegally can not find work, they’ll move on and others will get the word that work in the USA is not available if they’re here illegally. The obvious thing is to dry up the jobs for those here illegally. How do we do that? Stiffen the penalty for employers to illegally employ foreigners AND take enforcement action like there is no tomorrow.

    When it comes to enforcement action, keep the following in mind:
    *There are fewer employers of illegal workers than there are illegal workers.
    *Penalizing the employers of illegal workers sufficiently will scare the Bejesus out of would-be employers of illegal workers.
    *Time to protect the law-abiding employers from being undercut by law-breaking employers.

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    • oleteabag February 27, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      disquis, that might have been true at one time, but now that Obama has put together such a GENEROUS package of welfare benefits for illegals, they don’t NEED to work at ALL to prosper in the US. The problem is, their continued attachment to the government teat impoverishes the REST OF US.

      I think the people who are coming NOW are coming for the welfare benefits. The illegals HERE do communicate with the folks back home, yaknow, and when they tell them how they can live like kings compared to their home countries and not have to work at all, well, is it any wonder they are flocking to the border by the MILLIONS? TURN OFF THE WELFARE SPIGOT, and a lot of that “magnetic” effect will disappear!

      Most other countries require immigrants to be self-supporting. The US once did likewise, before the Democrats figured out they could create new Democrat voters by using taxpayer money to bribe these people to sneak in illegally] with welfare benefits, free medical care, etc. All the DEMS care about is expanding their political base. They CERTAINLY don’t care that they are bleeding us taxpayers to DEATH to pay for it!

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    • TexasBobA February 27, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      Sanders???????????????? Read “Atlas Shrugged.”

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    • disqus_DW3qxKdlwn February 28, 2016 at 6:55 am

      oleteabag: Are you denying the possibility that for each illegal alien illegally working in America, there is an employer who is illegally employing that illegal alien?
      If the Feds should find an employer who is employing illegal aliens? I dare say, one thing we do is to make those employers pay the full cost of deporting the workers and their families as a part of the penalty. Let’s not forget holding corporations who should have know their fly-by-night contractors were/are using illegal labor.

      Are we Americans not too big to fail? What will a particular Presidential candidate will do for us Americans who seem to be economically failed? One clue is to look at his track record on that matter.

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      ltuser February 28, 2016 at 11:56 am

      Disqus. While working illegally IS a magnet, i agree with teabag, that its MORE that they get so many other stuff (especially the healthcare), that is more of a magnet than the work.
      THAT said, i DO agree if we turned off those magnet(s), a lot would self deport.

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    • disqus_DW3qxKdlwn February 28, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Do you have the stats to support your contention that illegals get all kinds of taxpayer-paid benefits? Weblinks would be useful in seeing the stats and facts supporting that notion.

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    • ltuser
      ltuser February 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Yes. By the census bureau’s own stats, most illegals gain welfare, just cause they collect cause of their anchor baby(s)..

      This is from judicial watch.
      http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/04/most-illegal-immigrant-families-collect-welfare/

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    • sotheseedsofliberty2 April 20, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      There is a thought that is sometimes expressed like this,”if you want to find who’s behind something,just follow the money/benefits.” Why are there so many immigrants, legal and illegal in America. All anyone has to do to determine who it is that gains the most from allowing illegal and legal aliens to enter and remain in this country is ask, which political party promotes immigration the most , which types of business hire immigrants, which political party gains the most from Immigrants votes. In which political party does the hierarchy in Government make only token attempts to stop the flood of immigrants into this country.

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  6. oldclimber February 27, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    You know, back in the “olden days” stress was of vast frequency attributed to lack of character, which in turn resulted from wrong acts, wrong action and a sense that the preceding two factors had some flexibility in consequences determined by how much or how “hard” the perpetrator excused themselves. Not that the truly evil had this as a mechanism, they certainly were “below” that, but that the the average “sheeple” could be coerced or cajoled into these ranks, for a sense (and practicality) of mass reinforcement of wrong ideals and results. Anyone who remembers the implications of past moral attitudes, though not necessarily actions, would most certainly take this for granted. At least there was a compass, and true North, to help the aware sojourner through life, of some direction that would result in a positive and good “feel” about themselves. Though now that sense of “feel” is (euphemistically ?)called “self-esteem”, practitioners of that modern practice seem to ignore that they are shallow, hollow, cowardly, neurotic, narcissistic, psychotropic pill – popping, pill-propped cartoons of real people. They do not appear to look at their inane efforts to project substance as anything other than “what everyone does”. It is the sheep, as cultured by a permissive and coddling social attitude, that are now parading in sheep-dog or wolf clothing, pretending that they protect, or have in reality developed an appetite for blood outside of their herd.

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  7. humboldt February 27, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Every time that I see Hillary, I wonder why people don’t understand that she is EVIL? Go BERNIE!

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  8. foxmulder February 27, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I support Cruz, but if Trump wins the GOP nomination, I will vote for him. I like Trumps policies on immigration issues, securing the border, and getting tough on Islamic Jihadis. Here is Trump comparing Muslims to snakes; pass th link around!
    The Vicious Snake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeJ-iv3MOTo&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DyeJ-iv3MOTo&has_verified=1

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  9. GKHick February 27, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    The media is also the culprit in the primaries. With 24 hour news coverage from all the major networks and many many pundits on talk shows discussing the candidates non-stop, it seems they are trying to make your mind up for you. Most shows show blatant bias for or against a particular candidate. Just be fair.
    Also, why can’t primaries be done like the general election? I think it is totally unfair that some early states pretty much determine who our candidate will be in the general election. Let all states vote at one time in the primaries.
    One more issue: I hate the electoral college. With the near instantaneous communications that we have now, why don’t we make the election results based on popular vote? Let’s do away with delegates and superdelegates. It’s not a fair representation of the American people.

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  10. disqus_DW3qxKdlwn February 28, 2016 at 9:59 am

    The Republicans had their chance to offer an alternative to “ObamaCare” but I have yet to see that alternative being articulated.

    The Republicans had their chance to fix the illegal immigration issue, but, again, all I have seen is talk. We all know that talk is dirt cheap. What bills did they propose and pushed thru Congress for Obama to either sign or veto? Better yet, why not the crackdown on workplace violation of the Federal Immigration Laws being proposed by any of the GOP Presidential candidates? What gives?

    One more thing: What TRUMP products have MADE IN USA labels on them? What TRUMP products have MADE IN CHINA, MADE IN MEXICO, etc?
    Also, one reason for Trump not to release his tax returns: Trump turns this tax audit into a negotiation on what taxes he is to be assessed. If Trump release his tax return, then he’d be giving up his ability to negotiate his tax liabilities with the IRS. Don’t you ordinary Americans wish that you can negotiate your way out of your tax liability the exact same way Trump can do that?

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      ltuser February 29, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      On the illegal immigration debate issue, During Reagan’s tenure, he was PROMISED by the democrat held congress that “if you give us amnesty, we will secure the border”..
      He gave them their amnesty, and we STILL have yet to see the border secured..

      As to the ‘replacement for obamacare’, why do they even have to make one. First off, the government should NOT be forcing people to buy health care (which they are doing by fining people if they don’t have any), nor should the US have a ‘single payer system’..

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    • sotheseedsofliberty2 September 8, 2016 at 9:06 am

      disqus_DW3qxKdlwn February 28, 2016 “….. Don’t you ordinary Americans wish that you can negotiate your way out of your tax liability the exact same way Trump can do that…”
      lookingattheissue reply: “….Don’t you ordinary Americans wish that you has something like the ‘Clinton foundation, working for you… Pay to play… Clinton game

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  11. Robert Wolfe February 29, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Do you think we are living through a unique moment? If so, I encourage you to read”The rise and fall of the Roman Empire” by Gibbons. Too Much? Okay – how about “Christ and Caesar.” As SantAna said “Those who will not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

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  12. sotheseedsofliberty2 April 23, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    “Virginia governor enables 200,000 felons to vote in November” Are we to believe that this democrat Virginia Governor has lost countless hours of sleep lying awake in a dead sweat thinking about those deprived former inmates not being allowed to vote for Hillary or for other stellar democrats in past elections. If this Virginia Governor was only worried sick over past felons not being allowed to vote maybe the governor could have stipulated that half of all former felons votes automatically be recorded as republican votes for a period of years after being given the right to vote after losing that right because of having been a felon.
    “It is a general popular error to imagine the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.”
    ― Edmund Burke

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  13. sotheseedsofliberty2 April 28, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Dennis Hastert has turned into a is a gift to the democrats that just keeps on giving . The democrats have enjoyed every minute of the sorted details of this republican’s downfall from the pinnacle of power and position brought down to a common detested subject before the courts of law awaiting the courts decision that would effect this man’s fate.
    While there is no denying what Dennis Hastert did and the wrongness of his sexual perverted acts with young boys many years ago while in a position of trust and authority it would seem that those who are taking so much pleasure in seeing Dennis Hastert brought down don’t practice what the liberal democrats always have preached. The liberal democrats, up until now have always said that although a person had made a mistake in their lives that they deserved a second chance to redeem themselves and start over again. Somehow the liberal democrats have changed their philosophy that everyone does deserved a second chance.
    In Republican Dennis Hastert’s case though they shout, “serve justice on him,” Hang Him, the faster, the better, is the democrats chant. Politics trumps philosophy with liberal democrats and they are demanding their pound of flesh, no second chance for this Republican.

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  14. sotheseedsofliberty2 February 17, 2017 at 10:15 am

    “Democrats raise questions about Trump’s mental health,” Was the headlines, posted on the Hill article By Cristina Marcos – 2-17-17
    It seems that just about the time that we think that the democrat hierarchy in Washington has reached a certain level in which it was impossible to go any lower, they surprise everyone and descend even lower. I refer to the newest attacks launched by the democrats on President Donald Trump. We can understood that the democrats are bent out of shape because their candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, didn’t win the presidency but a certain modicum of decency even from the lowest of the low might have been expected. This personal attack by the democrats about the mental condition of Donald trump reminds me of the Mccarthy hearing when a Mr Welch responded to senator McCarthy,” You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency ….” The democrats who want to harm Donald Trump, might well be asked the same question,’…Have you left no sense of decency ….”

    “Senator McCarthy: Let’s, let’s —
    Mr. Welch: You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency…”

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