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Donald Trump And The United States Marines

02 February 2016 - 08:12 PM

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German machine guns were able to mow down their enemy with abandon before they were able to set foot in the woods.
Despite the advantage of the Germans, the Marines setup a twelve-mile long front line and moved in.
Advancing through the wheat field, the casualties were unimaginable. Many of the officers commanding the fight were cut down by the German fire . . . but the young Marines kept fighting.Unable to take out the German guns, the Marines had to literally fight their way onto the battle field, wading through the waist high wheat field as machine guns raked their advance. A hardened Marine from Queens, Dan Daly, possibly the fiercest fighter in the history of the Corps, was among the men marching into the fire. Daly looked back at his fellow enlisted Marines and yelled, “Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?” After losing over a thousand men, the Marines made it into the woods, and proved themselves to the Germans and the history books.
They fought for 20 days and nights without reinforcement, turning the woods into a hellish scene from the worst storybook.
The American men were relentless, running through the woods, shirtless, starving, and low on ammunition.


They killed with bullets, bayonets and bare hands. The Marines became animals, barking as they pursued and killed their enemy. The living Germans, terrified by the brutality of the Americans, fled or surrendered. On the final day of fighting, the woods were cleared and an officer radioed to report, “Woods now U.S. Marine Corps entirely.” The Germans who survived were left with nightmares of the battle, giving the fighting Marines an everlasting nickname . . . “Devil Dogs.” The Marines who took part in this battle were emblematic of the American male at the time. They didn’t fear adversity. They set a goal, executed and won. There was no black or white in their fight, they went all out. Today, modern society has created a different type of man. One who does “just enough” to possibly get across the finish line. They avoid confrontation and the blood, sweat and tears needed to win. They use the term, “we gave it our best shot,” or “we tried.” They go for the participation trophies that are dolled out like candy to children who show up. Men in America have been feminized by society and government to appear non-threatening to everyone around them. That narrative is changing with the candidacy of Donald Trump. Love him or hate him, Trump exudes the same spirit as the Marines in Belleau Wood. He doesn’t go for participation medals . . . and never has. When fired upon, Trump doesn’t look around and wait for the next round to head downrange, he runs toward the gunfire with a fury.


The spectacle of Trump is something that the public is not used to. They have become accustomed to pandering politicians who have to meet with a gaggle of consultants before making any decision . . . then weakly acquiesce with a middle-of-the-road response.
The generations of today have forgotten about the fortitude and attitude of Patton and the eccentricities of McArthur.
Among the feminists and others on the left, Trump is a literal terror. They use his treatment of women as a fault when in reality, Trump is willing to take on anyone who walks onto the political battlefield . . . man, woman, black, white, smart or dumb.
No one knows how Trump may govern if elected president, however, his style may very well bring back the fighting spirit of America in government, business and society in general.



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Carson Cries Over Cruz’s Dirty Tricks

02 February 2016 - 07:33 PM

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Hillary in 2015 = Al Gore in 1999?

16 September 2015 - 09:19 PM

The New York Times: "Clinton Admits to Concerns As Gore Campaign Stumbles" (May 14, 1999);

The New York Times: "As Candidate Struggles, Gore Campaign Second Guesses Early Decisions" (Oct. 9, 1999)

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "He's Here! And There!; Heading in all directions won't get Al Gore where he wants to go" (Dec. 19, 1999);

The Wall Street Journal: "Despite Problems, Gore Still Holds Some Strong Cards" (Dec. 27, 1999)

In addition to these types of headlines, Hillary Clinton in 2015 and Al Gore in 1999 share these other similarities: running for their party to hold onto the White House for a third-consecutive term, getting almost no benefit of the doubt from the press, and being held to the same standards as Bill Clinton. Indeed, Hillary and Gore both inherited much of Bill's baggage ("You can't trust them!" "They're pushing the limits of what's acceptable") without any of the benefits ("Why can't they connect to voters as well as Bill did?" "Why are they trying so hard to be spontaneous and approachable?"). Hillary has the email server and "didn't knowingly send classified info", Gore had the Buddhist Temple and "No controlling legal authority." It's a tough act for any politician to follow in Bill Clinton's footsteps -- or Barack Obama's. But do remember this: Despite all of the tough headlines he received, despite all of the focus on "earth tones," and despite all of the attention on his debate sighs, Al Gore won every single primary over Bill Bradley, he won the popular vote in the general election, and arguably a Ralph Nader and a Pat Buchanan kept him from winning the Electoral College.

Two key differences between now and 1999

Of course, there are two significant differences between now and 1999: One, there isn't a huge sex scandal (Monica Lewinsky! Ken Starr! Impeachment!) dominating the headlines and national environment. And two, the U.S. economy, while definitely improving, isn't humming along the way it was in 1999 or 2000. Still, the Hillary-Gore comparisons are hard to ignore. Perhaps the bottom line is that that both of them have/had a Bill problem. And since neither has the natural political talent/instincts to replicate Bill, neither ever quite convinces/convinced the party to totally fall in love with them.

Hillary's big October

Speaking of Hillary, October is shaping up to be a very BIG month for her. There's that first Democratic debate on Oct. 13; the Benghazi Committee hearing on Oct. 22; and the Jefferson-Jackson dinner speech in Iowa on Oct. 24. So October provides Clinton with opportunities to turn around the narrative of her campaign. Or it could attract more political buzzards. Or it could be somewhere in between.


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A Viewer's Guide to Tonight's Debate

16 September 2015 - 09:12 PM

Donald Trump: He needs to keep defying political gravity. Once again, he's probably going to feel like Bruce Lee in a Kung Fu movie -- with everyone (opponents, moderators) coming after him. Can he fend them off once again? He's also a candidate in need of a second act (we think). Can he put some policy meat on the bones?

Ben Carson: Can the mild-mannered Carson keep the momentum he has in the polls? Once you lose it, you often don't get it back. And this is his first time FRONT and CENTER. So he can't just disappear for periods of a time, even if he wants to.

Jeb Bush: Tagged as Mr. Low Energy by Trump, Jeb needs to be able to flex his muscles -- especially with Republicans looking to see how he might fare against Hillary. He also should be prepared for other candidates NOT named Trump to come after him as a way to show off their OWN anti-establishment bona fides.

Marco Rubio: Maybe no one had a better debate last time around but so little to show for it afterward. He might be the most talented unscripted pol in the stage. Can he show it again?

Scott Walker: Maybe no one needs a strong performance more than Walker does. From first or second in the polls to 10th place, Walker needs to turn things around ASAP. As aides told NBC's Kelly O'Donnell: "If he gets the chance to mix it up, he's going to" do that.

Carly Fiorina: Like Carson, she needs to keep her momentum. And with a likely clash coming with Trump, she can't back down. (As she told CNBC's John Harwood: "Mr. Trump's going to be hearing quite a lot from me.")

Ted Cruz: As he's become Robin to Trump's Batman, can Cruz steal the spotlight, especially with a possible government shutdown looming?

Mike Huckabee: He sure got his Kim Davis moment a few days ago (and largely shut out Cruz from sharing the stage). With a Davis question likely coming, can Huckabee demonstrate, like he did in 2007-2008, that he still has what it takes to be the GOP's best debate performer?

Rand Paul: Paul was definitely feisty in the first debate, but it didn't get much traction. What does he do to stand out this time? Like Walker, he's a candidate who, financially speaking, badly needs a good showing.

John Kasich: His advertising push in New Hampshire has paid dividends so far. Can he use this debate to catapult himself in the national polls, too?

Chris Christie: In addition to Walker, Christie needs a strong performance -- just to avoid being left out of the conversation heading into October's third GOP debate.


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The race to the White House has already begun.

14 September 2015 - 07:31 PM

The GOP has a deep bench of leaders, but only one will become the 2016 Presidential Candidate. As an American voter, the information you provide is imperative to the GOP candidate nomination process and the direction of our country

To preserve freedom of political expression, the electorate must be both free to choose and adequately informed. There are over 500 presidential candidates registered with the FEC for the 2016 election. Most of these officially declared candidates are marginalized or completely ignored by mainstream media and lack the benefit of unlimited spending by Super PAC’s.

We profile all official candidates, from all political parties, on a level platform. Some may be nutcases, but most are respectable individuals with legitimate positions on the issues. Any officially registered candidates not included may be fictitious, or have insufficient available information from which to build a profile.

We don’t know if any of these candidates would make a better president than a career politician, just as there's no guarantee that any of the 2016 campaign promises will actually be kept.

Word of mouth and today's web of social networks empower 'We the People' to promote a candidate more effectively than any media conglomerate, and subsequently scrutinize their every detail in thousands of national online platforms.

Take a look at the candidates, visit their websites and if you find them worthy of being given a chance, share their candidacy with friends and family.
 
Republication Party Presidential Candidate’s 2016 Beginning!
 
First Primary selection,   No Sure

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•Jeb Bush
•Dr. Ben Carson

•Eric Cavanagh ◄ DECLARED
•Dale Christensen ◄ DECLARED

•Chris Christie
•Ted Cruz

•Brooks Cullison ◄ DECLARED
•John Dummett, Jr. ◄ DECLARED
•Mark Everson ◄ DECLARED
•Jack Fellure ◄ DECLARED

•Carly Fiorina
•Jim Gilmore ◄ DECLARED
•Lindsey Graham
•Jim Hayden ◄ DECLARED
•Chris Hill ◄ DECLARED

•Mike Huckabee
•Bobby Jindal
•John Kasich

•Bartholomew James Lower ◄ DECLARED
•Andy Martin ◄ DECLARED
•James C. Mitchell, Jr. ◄ DECLARED
•K. Ross Newland ◄ DECLARED
•Esteban Oliverez ◄ DECLARED

•George Pataki
•Rand Paul
•Rick Perry

•Michael Petyo ◄ DECLARED
•Marco Rubio
•Brian Russell ◄ DECLARED
•Rick Santorum
•Jefferson Sherman ◄ DECLARED
•Shawna Sterling ◄ DECLARED

•Donald Trump
•Scott Walker

 
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