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Old Yesterday, 05:06 AM
 
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“Running the country” — ?? If nothing else, the election of Donald Trump has shown that the federal government is now on autopilot, the President has little control over what it does day-day. We live in a post-Constitutional era and the President is much like the Queen of England, a ceremonial figurehead.
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I agree.

I seem to remember that Obama wished he could act alone, without Congress.
True. Remember his threat that he had "a pen and a phone" - and that he would go it alone if Congress didn't submit to his will?

The perfect example is how he did an end run around Congress with the Iran "deal." He did everything he could to hide the details from the people's elected representatives as he took it to the antisemitic U.N. for approval.
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Old Yesterday, 06:21 AM
 
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Well asylum seekers and refugees in the Netherlands get free health care as well as quite a number of European countries. Meanwhile they have universal health care as everyone is eligible for health care. Yet the sky has not fallen in Europe.

Well Germany has universal free university education and even asylum seekers and refugees can access that. The sky has not fallen there.

Well as for lowering the voting age to 16 quite a number of countries have done that and the sky has not fallen there. They are Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey (three self-governing British Crown Dependencies. Anyway despite this conservative governments still gained power in Austria and Brasil despite that. Anyway 16 year old's are old enough to be aware of what happening and can have a good knowledge of political parties in their country and I think they are mature enough to vote.
Who said anything about the sky falling? The point is that Democrats do indeed want to give "free everything" to illegal aliens. There are a lot of people these days who deny the Democrats' own stated policy ideas. But you're not even comparing similar things, you're talking about people who were granted asylum in a country, not illegal aliens.

And the Democrats only want to allow sixteen-year-olds to vote for one reason: they think that these kids will vote Democrat. But like I said, if we lower the voting age and Democrats still lose elections, what will they do next? Lower it to 14? 10? 3? I would say that maybe they'll come up with some good candidates and good policy positions, but I don't see that happening.

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Old Yesterday, 06:59 AM
 
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I would say that maybe they'll come up with some good candidates and good policy positions, but I don't see that happening.
Democrats believe that the United States is a fundamentally racist nation and that the rich do not deserve their wealth. Therefore, they want to increase taxes on the rich to outrageous levels to redistribute wealth to the poor. At the same time, they want to open the borders so that all the poor from third world countries can flood into America. They believe this is the only way to achieve a just and equitable society.

These are the actual policy positions of Democrats, whether stated or unstated. There is nothing more that matters to them. When was the last time anybody heard a Democrat praising western culture? You have to wonder why.
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Old Yesterday, 07:06 AM
 
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Democrats believe that the United States is a fundamentally racist nation and that the rich do not deserve their wealth. Therefore, they want to increase taxes on the rich to outrageous levels to redistribute wealth to the poor. At the same time, they want to open the borders so that all the poor from third world countries can flood into America. They believe this is the only way to achieve a just and equitable society.

These are the actual policy positions of Democrats, whether stated or unstated. There is nothing more that matters to them. When was the last time anybody heard a Democrat praising western culture?
Very well stated, and I 100% agree that this IS the goal of the Democrats.

Glad I'm a senior and probably won't be around in 30 years to see the complete destruction of the U.S. I do feel very sorry for the younger generations, though.
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 AM
 
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If you think that Obama was out of whack...
Democratic Derangement Syndrome.

These people are shadowboxing.
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Old Yesterday, 09:15 AM
 
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Dread? Nope. I'm expecting that balance of power will continue to function... unless DT is successful at disassembling the Constitution.
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Old Yesterday, 09:25 AM
 
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Bill Clinton was a decent president with +'s & -'s like most presidents. However in this environment, he would be considered a conservative in the (D) party, and would have no chance at the nomination.

For example, in 2016 a candidate named Jim Webb ran on a moderate platform that was left of Bill, but still not hard leftist.
Yet Hillary ran to get to the left of an avowed socialist (Bernie is really a communist at heart) and apologized for many of her husbands "mistakes".
So you would have thought Webb might have a shot, right?

He was blown out of the race early, and actually said he no longer recognized his party anymore.

The MSM and liberal Democratic leaders have claimed the (R's) have gone far right, but in reality they are very much the same as they were back in the 80's.
But the (D's) have gone radical left and listening to the campaign promises/ideas this current crop of leftist kooks are saying, they would have been run out of Bill Clinton's era Democrat party.

Don't believe it?

Look for yourself at the (D) platform from just the Clinton years in the 90's, to see how far left they are today.


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imagine how much webb, if he were running in 2020, would stand out from today's crowd of SJW loons. no wonder he doesn't recognize his party any more.
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Old Yesterday, 09:38 AM
 
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Congresswoman Waters has been in office 28 years. She votes. She proposes legislation. In those 28 years, she has been the prime sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted into law. On public housing, Haiti earthquake relief, extending flood insurance, restricting predatory lenders and naming a Post Office. That is scary clout. Not.

AOC has proposed 3 bills. All sitting in committee without a vote for passage yet. Omar, 9 bills proposed. All sitting in committee.

These are not the powers in the House.
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Old Yesterday, 09:46 AM
 
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The Democrats are coming! The Democrats are coming!

LOL. Better go hide under your bed, OP. It's gonna happen. Somebody has to clean up the messes routinely left by Republicans, and that always falls to the Democrats.

You're welcome.
Delusion at is lowest, or.... a pantload of BS, take your pick as both apply.
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Old Yesterday, 09:48 AM
 
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Dread? Nope. I'm expecting that balance of power will continue to function... unless DT is successful at disassembling the Constitution.
I doubt that he will disassemble it after working tireless and productively at putting it back together post Obama.
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