Weekend Pre-Elect-Mageddon Open Thread

They never, ever give up – the British people voted to leave the European Union and, so, naturally this means that those who don’t want to leave file a lawsuit to undo the will of the people. Boiled down, they are trying to force a vote in Parliament over it – most of Parliament being opposed to Brexit because, being politicians, they actually like it when all the rules are made by secretive, un-elected bodies they aren’t responsible for. Trust me on this, if a majority of Parliament ever thinks they can survive voting to stay in the EU, they will…

Gateway Pundit has a bit of compare-and-contrast: 4,100 at a Hillary rally, 17,500 at a Trump rally – rallies only a sort distance apart. They say rallies don’t matter – but, let’s face it, Trump draws huge crowds effortlessly while Team Hillary has to drag them in…and gets far fewer. Whatever happens on Tuesday, Trump people really want something while Hillary people seem rather “meh” about the whole thing.

We must have NATO! Well, NATO now includes a dictatorship which is arresting it’s own citizens in huge batches. Tell me, Americans, you want your sons and daughters going to the defense of Turkey?

Peak Atlantic – they actually have an article wondering why Hillary is so beloved.

Democrats are hoping for a replay of Nixon’s “Saturday night massacre”. This whole Comey thing shows that Democrats are only interested in power.

There’s no such thing as voter fraud – but there is such a thing as 83 mail-in ballots showing up at one address in 83 different names. Registrar says it was just a clerical error – which is as believable as “if you like your plan, you can keep it”.

Don Surber notes that the Washington Post is getting a little nervous.

Gay Patriot lays out what is wrong with the leaders of American Conservatism:

Like the rest of the Republican Establishment, George Will does not think the concerns raised by the “Basket of Deplorables” who are voting for Trump are legitimate. Their concern about the hollowing out of middle America … not legitimate. Their concern about the unchecked flood of immigrants and their effects on low-skilled job wages, schools, and welfare systems…. completely illegitimate. Their concern that Washington DC has become a cozy, cronyist cabal of politicians, lobbyists, donors, and media? Not legitimate at all.

Like most of the GOP, Will thinks that the Trump phenomenon is entirely based on personality and “racist/sexist/xenophobic” rhetoric that excites a certain stupid portion of the electorate who will all go back to eating the excrement sandwiches the GOP will provide once Trump is gone.

Ain’t gonna happen. Win or lose, the old way of doing business if over, for good.

18 thoughts on “Weekend Pre-Elect-Mageddon Open Thread

  1. Retired Spook November 4, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Ben Crystal has a short recap of Hillary’s many indiscretions. Send the link to all your Progressive friends.

      • Retired Spook November 4, 2016 / 12:26 pm

        What a scary list, Rusty. You have to think that you are not the only Democrat to be embarrassed by the fact that this woman is your party’s nominee. I’m not exactly enthralled by Trump, but his indiscretions, faults and foibles pale in comparison to hers.

  2. Cluster November 4, 2016 / 11:15 am

    So the wife and I are in San Francisco visiting some long time friends of hers who are VERY liberal and convinced 100% that Trump is the second coming of Satan, Ironic considering both of them mock religion. They are steeped in every Democrat talking point and void of any real substance. For example: the current failings of Obamacare are directly attributed to republican obstructionism; the sluggish state of the economy is a direct result of the rich not paying their fair share of taxes; all Trump supporters are racist; the FBI and Comey have an animus against Hillary because she is a strong woman, etc., etc..

    Now when asked what the labor participation rate currently is, no answer. When asked what the current fed monetary policy is in terms of interest rates, no answer. When asked what 2016 federal tax revenues have been thus far, no answer. When asked what the current debt is in relation to GDP, no answer. When asked about the Iran nuclear deal and the payments made to Iran, no answer.

    Needless to say after “the look” from my wife, I stopped asking questions and now just smile and nod when politics comes up. Best just to remain friends. And by the way the food here in San Francisco is par excellence, and the dights aren’t bad either.

    • rustybrown2014 November 4, 2016 / 11:35 am

      Dights? Nights? Sights?

      • rustybrown2014 November 4, 2016 / 11:36 am


      • Retired Spook November 4, 2016 / 12:18 pm

        I’m guessing “sights”

      • Cluster November 4, 2016 / 12:22 pm

        Yes, sights. These folks have a home overlooking the city and the bay bridge and the views are amazing. These are really nice people too, outside of politics of course. I think it does show how “issue”oriented and superficial too many people are now a days, instead of being results oriented, or considering the type of governance as Amazona always points out.

      • Retired Spook November 4, 2016 / 12:28 pm


        Well, it is San Francisco.

      • Retired Spook November 4, 2016 / 12:37 pm

        These are really nice people too, outside of politics

        We had some life-long friends like that, both with careers in academia at the University of Kansas. Sadly they both passed away in the last year. As long as I could gear our discussions around principles instead of issues, they were quite reasonable. They both professed to believe in integrity, honor, character, and personal responsibility, and they just never seemed to understand that the politicians they supported were lacking in all those areas. They had no trouble seeing character faults in Conservatives that they completely ignored in Liberals.

      • rustybrown2014 November 4, 2016 / 1:44 pm

        I guessed sights too. I was just ribbing you.

      • Retired Spook November 4, 2016 / 2:04 pm

        I was just ribbing you.

        I’ve always thought a good sense of humor was a sign of normalcy in an individual and that most Liberals are humor challenged. Point being — there’s hope for you.

  3. Amazona November 5, 2016 / 9:46 am

    Are the Left frantically scrambling to defuse Hillary email scandals? Duh. They have even fallen back on the old standby—Bush.

    Pay no attention to the Clinton efforts to avoid oversight and scrutiny, bleats Newsweek—–Bush did so much more. Yes, they have had to drag out Bush again, a surefire red flag to Dems.

    Maybe they should rename the rag Newsweak.


  4. Retired Spook November 5, 2016 / 11:29 am

    One of the most puzzling and confounding paradigms of our time is the blind acceptance by Progressives (of both parties) of Islamic refugees from terror supporting countries to America. It’s never made sense to me how anyone could, on one hand, be tolerant of those whose goal it is to kill them and destroy their way of life, while, on the other hand, be intolerant of those who simply disagree with them on basic principles and issues. The current issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis newsletter has the best explanation of this phenmoenon that I’ve seen.

    • rustybrown2014 November 5, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      That’s a great article, Spook. In addition to the explanation it gives for why progressives in general favor open borders (tolerance being seen as the highest moral good) there remains the question why the powerful globalist elites of the world favor a borderless world. Surely it’s not primarily for pc concerns. Rather, I think it’s about what it’s always been for them: money and power. An ever cheapening, replaceable labor market and an unending race toward the bottom for the general population at large are good things to them. With all countries linked toward this goal the wealth of the ruling elites would be truly unimaginable–they would literally rule the world.

      • Cluster November 6, 2016 / 9:30 am

        I think it’s about what it’s always been for them: money and power. An ever cheapening, replaceable labor market and an unending race toward the bottom for the general population at large are good things to them.

        Exactly. And what helps them achieve this new world order is an under performing educational system and a growing dependence on entitlements. Come to think about it, we’re almost there.

      • Retired Spook November 6, 2016 / 10:57 am

        My brother-in-law graduated from Hillsdale in the late 60’s. He got me a monthly subscription back when Reagan was in office when we both got interested in politics, and I’ve been getting it ever since. I get the paper version in the mail, but it’s available on-line as well. It almost always offers a thought-provoking piece, but one of the best issues ever was this one.

    • M. Noonan November 6, 2016 / 11:39 pm

      The most important thing to remember is that they don’t pay the price – they live in high-end, well-protected neighborhoods. They get to use the immigrants as servants on the cheap. They get to feel good about themselves for being so broad-minded. Its all upside for them…and the more regular folks complain about it, the better they feel about themselves.

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