Don’t Blow It!


We’ve been here before. Well, not exactly here, but it was a similar situation.

Twelve years ago the Republicans controlled The White House and both houses of Congress. Ten years ago they lost Congress. Eight years ago The Democrats controlled the White House and both houses of Congress with supermajorities. Six years ago they lost the House. Two years ago they lost the Senate. Earlier this month the Democrats lost the White House too, leaving the GOP in control of two branches of the federal government, and poised to give them the Supreme Court in the next few years.

That’s kind of a wild pendulum swing in only twelve years.

In 2004 some Republicans were talking about a “permanent GOP majority”. In 2008 some Democrats were talking about a “permanent Democrat majority”. Neither of those dreams survived the next election. Will history repeat itself again?

If Trump and the GOP leadership want to stay in charge for an extended period they need to do something different. Scrape away the ideology and what the majority of the American people want is simple:

1. Peace
2. Prosperity
3. Clean government
4. Competent/efficient government

If the Republicans can figure out how to give the country those things, they’ll get reelected. If not, expect to see the Democrats make a comeback.


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144 Responses to Don’t Blow It!

  1. Apparently the Unamerican Music Awards were held last night.

    • votermom says:

      Reinstate Pope Benedict

    • lateblum says:

      My first unoriginal thought when I heard this on the morning news was,
      “Is the Pope Catholic?”
      I am no longer certain of the answer.

    • 1539days says:

      The modern church has gone away from blocking forgiveness or excommunicating people for sins. The church also stopped practices like charging for indulgences, where the wealthy could pre-pay forgiveness with a large enough donation, which was popular in the Middle Ages.

      Catholic priests offer penance to people who commit grave sins like murder, if they seek forgiveness. If a woman is truly sorry for having an abortion, it is the duty of a priest to grant forgiveness. If she’s lying about being sorry, she has to take that up with God.

      • lateblum says:

        So what does Satan do with all those people who were condemned to hell now? First it was for eating meat on Fridays, then for divorce and re-marriage, now for abortion. All rhetorical btw.

        • 1539days says:

          Not sure. I was always taught that hell was a state of being completely separated from God. That sort of implies you can always go to heaven, as long as you seek forgiveness.

          I always liked this description because it shows how your fate is (mostly) in your hands.

        • elliesmom says:

          This why it’s more comforting for some of us to believe when you’re dead, you’re just dead. 😉

          • lateblum says:

            I think you’re right. I know plenty of people who think that way. Most of my acquaintances, in fact.

          • John Denney says:

            “Religion, opiate for the people. To those suffering pain, humiliation, illness, and serfdom, it promised a reward in the afterlife. And now we are witnessing a transformation. A true opium for the people is a belief in nothingness after death – the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders we are not going to be judged.” – Nobel prize winner Czeslaw Milosz

          • 1539days says:

            Is that like Nobel Prize winner Barack Obama?

        • Constance says:

          So if you exclude people who eat meat on Friday, have failed relationships but keep trying for one that works, ended an unplanned pregnancy, etc, you end up with not a lot of people who are good enough to be part of your religion. Also this sort of thing is easy to enforce in small towns where everyone knows everyone’s business but not possible to enforce in large anonymous cities.

    • Constance says:

      That’s because they actually want people to be Catholic and come to church and participate. It seems like church people should leave the judgments to God.

    • kanaughty says:

      If the pope would just change their mind on using a condom as not being a sin, that would help stop the spread of aids and women wouldn’t use abortion after the fact.

      • Constance says:

        Very true, but if religious groups acted rationally there would be no need for blind faith which is something they all seem to highly value.

        I’m not against religion, It’s just that I’m spiritual but not religious.

      • 1539days says:

        But why should the Catholic Church change its practices to prevent things that are results of behavior? By that logic, Sandra Fluke is right and everyone should get free birth control from the government because it’s ultimately better than getting abortions.

    • swanspirit says:

      This Pope makes me laugh out loud. He can forgive women who have had abortions, but not women who want to be priests. What a twisted mind.

    • 1539days says:

      Wow. Alaskans upset about something Trump tweeted that he never mentioned as part of his actual platform. That is some juicy nothingburger.

      • kanaughty says:

        This is part of what i have seen in the statements of fear from the people who are scared of trump. They are bringing up things he will do to them that he did not ever campaign for and actually whaen asked said he wouldn’t do. My family is scared he will take away gay marriage. I saud he did not campaign on that and he said it’s that law he won’t do that when asked. But they are still fucking scared anyway. It’s propaganda gone viral.

        • kanaughty says:

          Their fears are literally irrational! Except of course if you are an illigal criminal alien. Then you do need to fear deportation because that is something he campaigned on 😉

          • Lulu says:

            If they admit what their real fears are they will be further down the stink hole with the public than they already are. It involves money (rent seeking, cost shifting, paying themselves off, etc) of course so they substitute idiotic garbage. Their ox are about to be gored and bigly. The fact that Trump owes no special interests is YUGE.

        • 1539days says:

          Trump isn’t even interested in getting rid of men using women’s bathrooms.

          • Constance says:

            Yeah, and that pisses me off. Every time I go in a unisex bathroom with piss all over it that stinks I think of Democrats. Remember when women had nice bathrooms with actual decor that no one pissed on?

          • Under the doctrine of state’s rights, it’s not a federal issue. Besides, he’s gonna busy with other stuff.

    • kanaughty says:

      They still don’t get it. If anything trump voters voted against feelings because feelings is a liberal notion. Trump voters voted for their pocketbooks and because they were sick of being called things they were not, facts. Trump voters are not feelings voters, they are thoughtful voters.

    • votermom says:


    • 1539days says:

      “People get their news from Jon Stewart” – Left finds it hilarious indoctrination.

      “People get their news from social media” – OMG! They might not get indoctrinated with Leftist propaganda 24/7!

  2. taw46 says:

    Saw this today, MJ trying to destroy Rudy.

    • kanaughty says:

      I have to say that i did see some interview with rudy recently and i don’t know if he was just tried from the campaign, but i’ve bern around enough family members with dimensia, and though he is functioning now, he does seem to be showing some of those signs in my opinion. Which makes me sad for him. But i say, let him work until he can’t because he is still okay for now. It would give trump time to interview someone else for tge job and also rudy right now would set the tone for whoever comes in, to be just as tough and smart as he is.

      • taw46 says:

        Maybe he was just tired from the campaign. I have watched many interviews with him on FOX and never saw that. Also some of his speeches at Trump’s events. Anyway, Trump has been friends with him for years, and if he sees a problem with Rudy, I don’t think he would put him in a high position.

        But isn’t it strange, there has never been any whisper of this that I know of, and now all of a sudden, MSNBC is discussing it. We shall see.

    • lateblum says:

      You and I saw the same thing.

    • CiscoKid says:

      Very good read.
      Sometimes I think that old Barry will wind up in a canvas jacket with extra long sleeves.
      His time is over, AMF !

  3. helenk3 says:

    model gets backlash from racist portrayal of Melania.

    between this twit and the fool in the hamilton play, they do not get it . The nonsense is over. America said NO MORE. get over it and try to do something useful with your lives

    • DandyTIger says:

      Openly bigoted. But of course it’s different when they do it.

    • kanaughty says:

      I am thinking how unaware and ironic she doesn’t know she is being considering her own mom has a similar story as melania of an international model coming to america to live the american dream. If i was her mom, i would be pissed at her because she is basically making fun of her own mom and her life story. What a brat, cut her off. (Filed under the things one can learn from watching the real housewives series 😉 )

    • votermom says:

      Was she impersonating Melania? Coz she sounded more like Sofia Vergara.

      • Constance says:

        Well I worship Sofia’s husband! Besides it isn’t acceptable to mock a Hispanic woman immigrant only a regular white immigrant could reasonably be mocked so it was a Melania immitation.

  4. Dora says:

    That Oval Office job must pay pretty well.


    Obamas are buying houses in Hawaii and California, and living in a 9 bedroom Kalorama house in DC.

    • kanaughty says:

      He’s like that villian that you hate in reality competition shows that you can’t wait to be gone, but thenjeff probst does a second chance to come back in challenge (because supposedly this dude is good tv) and the bastard weasles himself back in. And then jeff brings that dude back for annall stars edition. This is happening in my bachelor franchise in january. The bachelor is a guy who’s had 3 times already on the show and has shown himself to be an ahole. This is the first time i won’t be watching this show cause i can’t stand this special snowflake villian bachelor.

    • 1539days says:

      Well, Bill Ayers did write two books under Obama’s name.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Those pesky “according to sources” I now treat as fake news until they give me a name.

      The Obamas are corrupt, I’m sure a lot of favors are going to cashed in after Jan 20. They will live high and fine.

    • John Denney says:

      $400k per year, I’m told. For 8 years, that would be $3.2 million before taxes.

      Don’t know what he made from book sales.

      • DeniseVB says:

        State Dept bought most of those books to give as gifts at their embassies.

        3.2 million huh? Trumps not taking a salary, so he’s in it for 8 bucks if he goes the full two terms 🙂

  5. helenk3 says:

    in one way I agree with this article . In another I do not. Parenting has slowly been taken away from parents and given to the state. If my kid misbehaved a good swap on the behind or being sent to their room and being told they can not go places was my job. Now the schools and the state tell kids if your parent does something you do not like just report them. Now I am not talking about child abuse or any crime against a child, I am talking about everyday discipline.

    • kanaughty says:

      There’s also gen x parents to blame for this, which really makes my gen look bad 😦

      • Somebody says:

        I think the ones out on the streets were more likely raised by Gen X than by Boomers. I’m at the tail end of the Boomer generation, my older two children are the oldest part of the Millennial generation. In fact the youngest part of the Boomers had kids in the 80’s which at the time was called the “Baby Boom Echo”. It is now the oldest cohort of the Millennials. Those “Echo” babies born in the 80’s are now in their 30’s and raising children of their own, there aren’t many of them out in the streets. If you look at demographics Trump’s portion of the Millennials was statistically the older part of that generation.

        There aren’t many Boomers who have kids in college right now. Only the youngest of Boomers who had kids later in life would have kids in college right now. I know because once again I’m at the tail end of Boomers and I have two in their 30’s and one that is 17 and will be headed off to college soon.

        I submit that the majority of these snowflake Millennials were raised by Gen X and NOT by Boomers.

        • kanaughty says:

          It’s true because in my case i am 41 a middle gen x’er, say i had a kid they might be 18-20+ right now which falls into millenials group. So yeah my generation is a lot of the problem here as parents.

        • elliesmom says:

          My brother was born in 1960. We argue a lot in a good natured way about whether he’s a boomer or not. I say he’s not, but if you include him in, his son is currently protesting in the streets of Philadelphia. But his daughter, who is a few years older with a house, a job, and a mortgage, is shaking her head.

    • helenk3 says:

      I am not talking about the gender transition here, Look at his age and what the STATE did. since when in this country can a state take a child away from a parent with no notice and allow an operation like this?
      The kid is 15 years old, he is still wet behind his ears. If he made the decision when he was older that is his decision, but at 15 for the state to ok it, come on

      • mothy67 says:

        I greatly oppose allowing children to “transition”. I don’t believe in men trapped in women’s bodies. Unless I am mistaken, however, this is a substandard piece of journalism. Read about this case a week ago. The child in question had runaway and was not reported. Emancipation was a part of that. Telling half a story is shoddy.

        • Lulu says:

          One of the things around “dysmorphic” disorders whether gender related or some other form is that they (and their families often) have other issues that are often worse and ignored to treat the most visible and often considered the easiest (or cheapest) to treat. Both sex change people that I have known personally had organic brain damage. A local child whose family is going through this has been a known schizophrenic since age 6 and is violent if stymied over anything. They are usually complicated family cases with many twists and turns.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Trumper Tantrums 😀

  6. votermom says:

    Repost of my little rant

  7. taw46 says:

    I had dinner with the neighbors last night (without the relatives). OMG, they voted for Trump, I never knew! And they started watching FOX several weeks ago! They are both well educated, but didn’t follow what was going on under Obama. But they saw clearly what the MSM was doing in this election, so had their eyes opened. One thing they were shocked about was Sanctuary cities, they didn’t know, but for watching FOX. There must be lots of people like this. And they also were disgusted with what happened at Hamilton. I am so happy today. My relatives, if they knew, not so much. Lol.

    • mothy67 says:

      Funny. I had never been to Uppity Woman, but kept reading people referencing it over the last two weeks. So on a sleepless night I took a trip over to read Nov. 8 comments. Recognized quite a few names from 2008. Seems they all thought media was biased against hillary especially CNN?????????

      • elliesmom says:

        The folks at Uppity Woman have been in a state of mental anguish since 2008. While a lot of us are still angry, we picked ourselves up, moved on, and fought for change. They waited around hoping for a mulligan. They were convinced they had one, and things would turn out differently this time. They haven’t done any introspective thinking yet. I’m not sure some of them ever will.
        I’ve been subjected to a lot of Peanuts style politics. The first time Lucy stole my football was when the ERA failed to pass. It took me awhile to realize why this kept happening in my world. It was because all along I was playing the game like I was Charlie Brown. The reality is I was the football. When that dawned on me, the whole game took on a different look. It was time to stop worrying about whether I would get kicked or not. It was time to change, not just the rules of the game, but the game itself. Uppity and her circle are still arguing about the rules.

      • 1539days says:

        They’ve lost it. I just saw posts about how Michelle Obama would be a good choice for president because she gave a couple speeches for Hillary. It’s a good thing UW erased most of her posts from 2008, or that site would look (more) crazy.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I’ve heard Michelle for President since 2008 because Hillary did it, why not and people like her dagnabbit. 🙂

        • lateblum says:

          Ayup. I’ve been lurking there for some time. Have not commented there in years. Those are the people who called me names, followed me and then blocked me on twitter. They are crazy and mean after all these years.

          • DeniseVB says:

            You want to lurk crazy go to

            Another former puma who went to the batshit side while the rest of us moved on to Sarah Palin poltics in 2008 🙂 Soooooo glad I didn’t take that fork in the road!

          • lateblum says:

            I remember that place! I recall having some difficulty navigating it. I left there years ago. But I’ll check it out. Did you ever visit “Dependable Renegade” or “All Hat No Cattle”? They went absolutely batshit craycray. It took no time at all for those sites to become completely unrecognizable. At one of those sites,
            I became quite upset when they began to mock SP as well as her little boy. I mean, mocking a candidate is one thing, but to make fun of someone’s baby – That was truly unforgivable.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Not Your Sweetie is attempting to be Twitchy 🙂 #Fail. I mean really, Patton Oswalt tweets?

            Sarah convinced me I wasn’t Liberal so I stopped hanging with the mean girls and boys. I wanted to hang with people who liked Sarah, not the Triggly Puffs 😀

  8. Last time her target was Bristol Palin. This time it’s Melania Trump.

    • DandyTIger says:

      So much hate for attractive women.

    • elliesmom says:

      But Jeralyn thinks the Republicans “hate” women. I’m “incognito” over there. I just drop in occasionally and let a stink bomb off. What I’ve noticed is there are fewer and fewer “regulars”. It might be time to go back to being a blog about crime.

    • kanaughty says:

      They are more worried about if melania is lieing about having had or not a boob job? Wow, that’s more important than someone shredding emails from a private server when they were subpoenaed? Boob job vs. fraud and treason possibly? Hmmm. Thrir priorities of criticizing seems to be irrational.

    • DeniseVB says:

      FFS, how hypocritical. The Obamas are STAYING in DC for two years so Sasha can finish high school. In a 9 bedroom mansion ? Trump Tower has a better security system built in, while taxpayers will pump even more preparing to secure their new residence.

      Oh, and the Obamas won’t vacate a moment before they have to, which is delaying some important renovations to the Oval office and other sections of the WH. T’s going to have to work out of temp office and may not be able to live in the WH for a few months. Knowing Trump, his first 100 days will include a cot in his office, so why should Melania and Barron hang around and maybe not even see him?

      Of course the prog crowd were never concerned by the yuuuuge security costs flying the Obamas in their Air Winnebago all over the place.

  9. Venus says:

    Trump is the wild card this time.
    And just like the primaries and the GE, it will be him versus EVERYONE else — the GOPe, the Dems, the MSM.
    He’s already pulled off 2 miracles –can he pull off the third? Because I really believe if he can’t, no one can. We’ll never have another opportunity to have a POTUS who owes nothing to the special interests/establishment.
    God speed Donald Trump.

  10. CiscoKid says:

    I guess with free everything promised by Hillary and Bernie not materializing, it off to work they go.

  11. votermom says:

    Hubby is working from home. I think his patience with whoever is on the phone is wearing thin. LOL

  12. CiscoKid says:

    So, well again, Police Officers shot and killed and Mad Barry has nothing to say.
    To busy with his me,me,look at me tour.
    60 days and his ass is out.
    Now a little hymn for Barry.
    Him, him, 🖕 him.

  13. blowme0bama says:

    User @0anon was suspended from Twitter after exposing thousands of accounts openly displaying child pornography.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    Pretty cool thing I saw on Motus:

  15. Dora says:

    Trump’s administration is expected to redefine some of the parameters of the White House’s relationship with the press

  16. helenk3 says:

    for a short Thanksgiving holiday break

  17. kanaughty says:

    All i know is republicans need to not take for granted their lead in all houses and do everything they can in the next two years because democrats and democrat voters are getting together and will do their best to flip the senate in two years. And it is possible though i hope it doesn’t happen, i won’t lie and say it can’t hapoen because it can if they organize against republicans strong enough.

  18. CiscoKid says:

    Want to smile and maybe laugh? All it will take is 4 1/2 minutes.

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