Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wrong Narratives

Just a couple thoughts tonight on the games the liberal MSM is playing.

Projecting: When you take your own feelings and use those as a basis to explain the motivations of other, that is called projection. The best example is how psychologists with mommy issues will assume that all their patients are suffering from mommy issues. Liberals have been doing this for years, projecting their own racism, sexism, hate, spite and bad faith onto conservatives. Now the media has transformed this issue into a real world thing. They are doing this thusly:
Step One: Liberals accuse Trump cabinet choice of being divisive.
Step Two: Liberals riot against cabinet choice.
Step Three: The Media uses fact of riot as evidence of divisiveness.
Logic calls this a tautology. Psychologists call it projection. The left doesn't see anything wrong with it.

Do NOTHING!: The left is attacking Trump for doing nothing... as if they want him to be active. The problem with this is that almost every day brings some new policy change that either undoes the last eight years of Obama in one pen stroke or makes a substantive change to US policy. You see how stupid that reasoning is.

Anyways, to support it, they are trying to whine that so far Trump hasn't had an Obamacare or whatever-else-Obama-actually-did-in-office-I'm-sure-there-had-to-be-something. They forget that Obamacare didn't happen until two years into Obama's administration. Dodd-Frank didn't happen for another year. And nothing much happened after that. So this is totally a false test.

Further, think about the assumption here. A President isn't active unless he passes some big-ass LEGACY bill with his name on it? Really? That says a lot about how they think. Style over substance. The reality is that what Trump has done has been incredibly active so far and he's done it without even needing signature legislation.

Trump Opens Death Camps for Jews!!: The MSM is trying to swing Jews back to the Democrats. To do this, they've run with some interesting twists. First, they wrote suspicion/smear articles in which they noted that Trump might now like Jews. As proof, they pointed out that his own daughter had converted and he might not like that. No evidence was offered. They jumped all over the Holocaust statement because it didn't use the specific words they wanted. They ignored his friends and business partners who are Jews. They ignored his support of Israel. Now they are linking his election to 11 Jewish centers getting bomb threats. What? According to the ADL, all Jewish centers get bomb threats every day, so why is this new? Not to mention, there was no mention of Trump, nor have Trump's supporters ever been linked to antisemitism. Talk about inventing a smear out of whole cloth!

Trump Opens Death Camps for Trannies!!: Oh oh. Trump called the transgender bathroom issue a state's rights issue and he reversed Obama's brave bathroom executive order which came somewhere near the very end of Obama's term in office (why does that sentence sound dirty?). The end result will be that... well, nothing changes. Yep. Nothing's going to change. Yet, he is being roundly denounced as if he were a child rapist. Maybe they should stage a million Trannie march... oops, there aren't that many. How about a 200,000 Trannie March! They can wear reversible Dick Head/Pussy Hats.

Crazy Train: The MSM is pulling out all the stops again. Now they are digging up "historians" to say he will be impeached or might start a civil war, shrinks to claim he has "cabin fever" and other mental disorders, and a never-ending parade of experts to tell us how everything he's doing suggests buggery.

Among the Apes: There are suddenly a ton of articles written by idiots that start with "I'm a (silicon valley/college/union) liberal and I decided to go meet some actual Trump supports and find out what the hell they are thinking." These articles read a lot like mental masturbation as the authors invariably struggle to prove their own superiority over the natives. It's becoming an epidemic and it's stupid. Frankly, I think we should fire back and send scientists to live among the liberals and analyze their world. That could be pretty funny. "After breaking up Oreo cookie, subject spent ten minutes worrying about effect of segregation of black and white parts. Eventually used the N-word and tossed both parts in the gluten-free garbage can."

Irony: Am I the only one who thinks it's ironic that the left is upset that Trump might be weak on the Russia issue when they spent the whole Cold War essentially acting as a Soviet fifth column?

Thoughts?
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Good News Break...

Sometimes you just need some positive news to escape the crazy swirling all around. Normally, I would post photos of cute puppies, kittens, and piglets. Instead, here is something from UpWorthy and created by Chris Austin Hadfield, a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space.


Okay, back to crazy...

Well, maybe just one puppy/pig/kitten...
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Quick Thoughts

Hi folks. I'm barely back to the living and don't have a ton of energy. So I'm just going to share a couple quick thoughts tonight.

● The Milo thing doesn't interest me much except for this: the right has been saying for decades that gays and underage sex are linked in the left's agenda. The left has angrily denounced that, all the while partnering with groups advocating the lowering of the age of consent to the low teens or eliminating it entirely. Gay literature is packed with stories about gay men molesting young boys. Etc. So now Milo comes close to saying he's into young boys and the left loses its mind. Interesting. Now, I know the left is only pretending to be outraged just to get Milo, but don't be surprised the next time some gay leftist gets caught in bed with a teen age boy, if the left decides that sex with teens is a human right... unless it's done by someone they don't like.

● Matt Damon's yellow-face film about the white guy who goes to save China from dragons bombed. Ha ha.

● Mike Flynn is gone. The left is now looking to have him arrested and sentenced to death and then use their pogrom as a basis for getting Trump impeached. Ok, good luck with that. I see no evidence that anyone who doesn't already hate Trump cares. The thing just isn't mentioned outside of wonk journals. To the public this scandal is "he talked to the Russians... something that lots of people do... then he lied to Pence and got fired for lying." No big deal. The new guy sounds pretty good. And for those keeping score, Trump's team has slapped the Russians about a dozen times already, giving them nothing they've wanted.

● Speaking of the public versus the insiders, the Post had an interesting article today where they actually spoke to real Trump supporters. They were shocked to find that these people consider him a stunning success so far and they consider the negative to be media noise. I don't think that's going to change. The funny part about the article is how they turn their own beliefs into facts and then smear the Trump people for not accepting their facts. A good example was the mention of an executive order Trump signed killing Obama regulations that would have banned the dumping of certain coal by-products in rivers starting this month. That would have cost 70,000 jobs. Well, apparently, the stupid Trump people were too biased to understand that leftist economists said the regulations actually could have created more jobs than that. Really? How? By handing out unemployment slips? This goes right to the heart of the matter though. The left/media invents "fake news" they want to believe and then they smear the public for not accepting their made up views as truth.

● Evidence that the left is running out of energy came this weekend when the "Not My President" rallies didn't make much news. Did you even hear about them? Even Trump's rally in Florida was only protested by a couple hundred people and only a few in pussyhats.

● Some perspective. 203 million Americans watched at least one NFL game season. 130 million voted. 37 million watched the Presidential debates. 2.3 million turned out for the pussyhead rally... assuming you believe the fake news numbers. What does the public really care about?
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Presidents Day Chat

Okay, it's Presidents Day, the day we remember what exactly? Oh, yeah, to remember all of those men (for now, anyway) who have been elected by the States to be the Chief Executive executing our laws enacted by Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court in this country in the good times and the bad times and every day inbetween.

George Washington said that he intended to return to his farm in Virginia rather than establish himself as a lord in a new dominion, King George III declared that "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world". Though Washington did not immediatedly return to his farm, he did after grudgingly being our 1st President and establishing the tradition of no more than 2 terms/8 years in office.

Interesting that we do not give much credit to our 2nd President John Adams who executed the first peaceful transfer of power in Western history that did not include the death, dismemberment, or exile of the outgoing ruler. He established this tradition that has been followed through 43 successive administrations even through Civil War.

Comments are welcomed.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

So This Happened In NYC

The actor, thinker and arteest that is Shia LeBoef somehow talked the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NYC to allow him to set up an performance aahht installation (and presumable fund with taxpayer dollars) in the last few weeks called "He Will Not Divide Us", a political protest performanc aahht piece. Yeah, he just can't cope with President Trump, so he set up a live 24/7 video feed in a parking lot outside the museum that was supposed to run for the next 4 years where the public was invited to participate by yelling the phrase, "He will not divide us," into the camera....blah, blah, blah.

Of course, the first thing that happened was the Mr. LeBeouf was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault for pummeling someone who disagreed with his aahhtistic vision. But after that, it has gone smoothly without incident. Okay, that was a joke, of COURSE it didn't go smoothly! And not because of any Trumpsters. Actually the neighbors started complaining about the noise and nuisance of the rabble. Because of the security risk, the police had to be stationed outside the installation to patrol 24/7...at the taxpayers expense.

After less than a week, the Museum Board decided to shut the project down because the installation had become an "ongoing public safety hazard for the Museum, its visitors, staff, local residents, and businesses." LeBoeuf was very disappointed:


And then there was something about milk now being recognized as another example of white privilege because of something about lactose intolerance in non-Western cultures or something.

Comments? Oh, please, PLEASE change the subject.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: IT'S VALENTINE'S DAY. Plan accordingly with hearts, flowers, candy, and the like. Don't say you weren't warned!
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Liberal Tea Party?

There are a lot of article recently being written about this "liberal Tea Party" forming up all of a sudden. These articles are strategizing and planning and gushing about the possibilities. But there's a... the people they are expecting to be there have already moved on.

Here's the fantasy: The US is full of leftist voters who just don't turn out like those meanie Republicans. In 2009, racist whites turned out because they were upset by Obama. Trump is much worse than Obama, so billions of Americans are turning out to stop him. Why, just look at the Womyn's March which brought out three million women to stop Trump. Those women and others want to form a liberal Tea Party, they all said so. And Chuck Schumer walked through the crowd and he estimates that 20% of those chickies didn't even vote in the election!! That means billions of potential new liberal voters just waiting to turn out. There are other groups too, being brought out by groups who can act like liberal versions of the Koch brothers (who created the Tea Party). These are groups like Planned Parenthood and other progressive groups. The only thing we need to worry about is keeping them from turning against the Democrats like the Tea Party did with the Republicans.

Oh boy.

Some reality...

1. The Tea Party was an organic movement of working (mainly) whites who had been sh*t upon for decades and turned out for a specific purpose. These were selfless people with a work ethic and organization skills, and felt their lives were being ruined by the government's abuses. By comparison, leftists -- be they Pussyheads or OWS or student rioters or Seattle anarchists or BLM or whatnot -- are selfish lazy whiners who are consumed by their wants, formed into exclusive racial/gender tribes, and want to impose their will upon others. One of these things is not like the other. One forms an effective unit, the other becomes all rapey, pollutey, and violent tantrumy.

2. The idea that the Koch's created or maintained the Tea Party is a liberal fantasy. Trying to build in that model won't work. Building with that model creates the modern progressive left... astroturf, not a Tea Party movement. All the people likely to engage in that model are already engaged.

3. The Womyn's March was not 3 million women. That's propaganda, and it's delusional to believe your own propaganda. The real number was probably closer to 500,000 nationwide. That's 0.3% of the number voters in 2016. If all of them were new voters, they still would not have changed the election. Twenty percent of them (the supposed "new voters") represent just 0.06% of voters. That's barely margin of error stuff, and definitely wouldn't have changed the election. What's more, the idea that even 20% of them didn't vote is ridiculous. Those crowds were wall to wall turned-out leftists, they were not some silent majority brought to action. Said differently... there aren't very many of these people and the voters the Democrats are hoping to find don't exist.

4. The Womyn's March is already dead and gone. It's not forming. It's not building behind the scenes. It's dead. How do I know? Two things. First, there has been no evidence at all of them continuing after their weekend fun. This is a bunch of people promising to get together more often from now on when they are drunk at a party... they never follow through. There are no local meetings, no buzz. Even the Townhalls being filled with leftists right now are all just astroturf turning up for an hour or two -- several progressive groups are actually bragging about sending their people to disrupt these meetings.

Secondly, as I said before, look at the mindset of the pussyheads. These are people who have deluded themselves into thinking that "raising awareness" is the equivalent of solving a problem, and it doesn't even bother them that there is already 100% awareness on the issues they are "solving." These are the people who think snarky online comments, SNL routines, and leaving nasty reviews at Nordstroms is "political action." These aren't achievers. They are people whose ideology is that their personal problems are the result of people discriminating against them and they want to feel better: Accept Me!! Stop shaming me!! Stop making me feel bad about myself!! Stop having more than I do!! Stop making me pay for my own mistakes!! Those aren't people who can coordinate to form a movement, or get along for the good of the group, or even find a common purpose.

The idea of a liberal Tea Party is fantasy.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Of Hypocrites, Liars and Patriots

Some thoughts on a few things I've run across lately...

● Trump didn't cancel the sending of US M1-Abrams tanks to Lithuania. This started under Obama and Trump is continuing with it. They will be part of four battalions of troops based there to keep the Russians out. This will wildly disappoint the never-Trumps who desperately want Trump to be a Russian agent. Send them some flowers or something.

● Check out this photo:
This is meant to "celebrate diversity" by showing how different women can all be beautiful. Really? Ok. Allow me to respond. Men have long know that when it comes to beauty, variety is the spice of life. And study after study has shown that men as a group are more attracted to average women than they are to the anorexic-model-thing women's magazines assure us are the only model of beauty. In fact, it's only women who seem to think these stick-figure zombies are the ideal of beauty. What's more, take another look at that picture. Are they celebrating diversity or cloning? You tell me. Maybe it was meant as irony?

● If you want a totally not-self-aware statement, actress America Ferrer said this: "I love looking beautiful, but it's only a small piece of me." LOL! Uh, yeah. This bit of narcissism really isn't uncommon in Hollywood anymore, but it's still hard for average people to swallow. So Hollywood has invented the narcissism shield. If you are a bitch or flaunt your hotness, you just need to claim that you were bullied as a child. Do that an all is forgiven because once you've been blessed with the touch of bully-victimhood, you can be the biggest motherf*cker in the world and you are still the victim. And if you go too far, just add a sexual-abused codecil to the story of your childhood. Then you are untouchable.

As for America, for the record baby, you have a stupid name and you're mannish. Now you've been bullied. You can thank me later.

● The Patriots had their classy victory rally in Boston. Most wore their wife-beaters, except for those who went shirtless and poured booze all over their chests. Hope you brought your air guitars! Boston is a special place. I wonder if they let the "darkies" come to this rally?

● To show you how pathetic the left has become, the latest revolutionary/resistance tactic against Trump has been to say something "cutting" about him on twitter. Oooh, go girl! That's really, uh... worthless. Lenin must be spinning in his grave. Speaking of which, what happened to the Women's Rally? That kind of fizzled, didn't it?

● Finally a group of wounded veterans has put together an ad begging us not to kill Obamacare because without it, they wouldn't get treatment. Liars. If they are wounded in their military duties, they get care through the military, not Obamacare.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

No, Lady Liberty Was Not Originally A Muslim Woman

As if things couldn't get more strange, CBS News' big scoop of the weekend was that "researchers" have discovered that the Statue Of Liberty, was really supposed to be a Muslim peasant women first. Well, okay, but not really. The story that CBS was trying to twist is that French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi had at one time pitched the idea of a massive, draped sculpture holding a torch that would act as a lighthouse as the entrance to the Suez Canal. The Egyptians had just spent a fortune building the Suez Canal and politely declined. They opted to built a lighthouse instead. CBS's report

Not being deterred from making a giant statue for someone, Bartholdi then tried to sell his giant statue idea to the US, as it was coming up to the Centennial celebrations of our great nation. I believe this is how the conversation may have gone when Bartholdi came to the US with his sketches of very large scuptures:

Bartholdi: "Bonjour, US people, have I got something that you need. Wait, let me get my sketches. Non, not that one [tosses Suez Canal sketch in the fire] Oh, here it is! Just what you need for your Centennial, don't you think? I call it "Large Woman In Roman/Greco Garb Holding A Lamp". Not bad, oui?

US: "Wow, cool, we'd love it! But first we're gonna have to find a place to put it. Oh, wait, let's build a fake island in the middle of NY harbor. Hey, Freddie, would you call it “Liberty Enlightening the World” 'cause we need to seem more "welcoming". Do you think you can convince our pals the French to kick a few bucks and "gift" it to us? I mean, it IS our Centennial and they helped a little. Ooh, maybe we should add some inspiring words to go on it. Do I hear "poetry contest"???

Bartholdi: Voila! Great name, by the way."Liberty Enlightening the World". Au revoir, US, I will see what I can do!"

Okay, maybe that's not exactly what transpired in that meeting, but I seriously doubt that Bartholdi was trying to sell a statue of a Muslim peasant woman to the US. He was trying to sell a statue...to anyone who would buy one.

Fun fact: Gustave Eiffel, the man who engineered the Eiffel Tower also build the internal structure for the Statue of Liberty.

Oh, and if not to be outdone, an "historian" has also said that the model for the Statue of Liberty was actually a man.HuffPo - Is The Statue Of Liberty A Man?
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Quick Thoughts

Now that the Super Bowl is over, here are a couple quick thoughts.

● First, f*&% you Patriots. Your win was @#*&$^ #$@!% bull$%$@ #$^@#$$ and also #$^%%# well-deserved #@#$%%@ #$%@@#$ choke on a #@$%. In all seriousness, congratulations to Boston, the whiniest, most racist city in America. May you all drink yourselves into a stupor tonight and wake up in a gutter in Lowell. You've earned it... Massholes.

● California has been talking about leaving the union or not paying their taxes. They've been working under the assumption that California only gets $0.78 back on every dollar it sends to Washington. Well, it turns out that's not true. A new study by the state itself found that they get back $0.99. What's more this study fails to account for the housing deduction and the deduction for state income tax. With those, I suspect California gets way more than it pays. Personally, I think we should test it. Let's push California out and see what happens.

● This weekend's Trump outrages have fallen to the level of voodoo with body language experts telling us that Trump has issues based on where he places his hands and legs, and we had a shrink declare him unstable and trending toward crazy. It's sad when it comes to this kind of idiotic smear. But that's where they've ended up. Why? Well, it's quickly turning out that all the stories they've been telling aren't true. Indeed:
● Australia continues to deny the phone call. As does Mexico. BTW, the AP and CNN not only report different tones in the conversation, with the AP calling the supposedly offending language "lighthearted", but they reported different words being used despite supposedly both using the same "transcript." CNN later reported that rather than threatening to send the military to do what Mexico won't, Trump offered to send our military to help. Slight difference there... 'want help?' v. 'I might invade your ass!'

● The talk that Trump was lifting sanction on the Russian intelligence service was false. It turns out this was a technical fix planned by Obama and executed now.

● Do you remember how Trump issued the immigration Executive Order without the knowledge or input of Homeland Security and Justice? Well, Homeland Security denies this and said they knew about it. And a memo CNN got their hands on shows that Justice approved the Executive Order. So much for the whole smear.

● Wait, there's more! Remember how Steven Bannon went to Homeland Security behind Trump's back to convince them to apply the order to green cards? Never happened. Everyone denies it and visitor logs prove it. And the same reporter who started this (Josh Rogin from WashPo) also created the story about the "entire leadership team at the State Department quitting" when those people were but six of dozens and they had resigned before Trump took office. A simple look at State's Organizational chart would have disproved the story to Rogin.

● There was a story about Trump firing Secret Service people. That never happened either.

● Oh, and that "conservative, Bush-appointee" who struck down Trump's executive order also told the cops in a recent hearing that "black lives matter." Hmm.
● Some people are threatening to boycott Budweiser for their Super Bowl ad in which they traced the path of their founder, an immigrant from Germany. I saw the ad and thought it was in the best of American traditions, honoring the very kinds of people who built America and established the American dream. Boycotting this is idiotic.

That said, 84 Lumber just shot themselves in the pantalones. 84 Lumber is an East Coast version of Home Depot, kind of. Their customer base is white guys with plumber's crack. Yet, they paid for a Super Bowl ad that featured a little Mexican girl and her mother who brave the elements to sneak across deserts and harsh landscapes filled with predators to make it to the US. That's right, their ad glorifies illegal immigrants from Mexico... the same people taking the jobs from the white guys with plumber's crack. Stupid.

● Finally, there was an interesting article about polls this weekend. It said that three polls that use robot calls and fair questions put Trump's approval ratings at a positive, with most having him between 51-55% pro and 46% con. That's consistent with historical precedent, so I suspect that's true. The polls that have him at 40% support and 50% opposition, on the other hand, are using extensive interviews and are oversampling Democrats by a wide margin. Imagine that. Anyways, the point to the article was a worry that maybe "we" (good leftists) are underestimating his popularity and need to rethinking if being whiny b*tches is a good strategy. That's actually insightful. I hope they don't listen.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Groundhog's Day Open Thread

This is a very special day. It is the day that our beloved Pennsylvania cousins coax Punxsutawney Phil, the US Weather-Laureate and groundhog, from his/her burrow to predict exactly how much longer winter will last.

While we're waiting with great anticipation to know what Phil will predict, just talk about anything - the riots at Berkley, pending Supreme Court Nominee grilling from the Senate, or anything you like. Just keep it civil because Punxsutawney Phil needs to concentrate..
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Neil Gorsuch

So Trump nominated 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch. I’m not in love with the choice, but most conservatives will be.

Here’s what we know about Judge Neil M. Gorsuch:

Great qualifications.
• Harvard Law School, 1991
• Law clerk, Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White/associate attorney general
• Nominated by George W. Bush, 2006, to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
• From 1995–2005, Gorsuch was a lawyer at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel
His decisions are this:
• Opposed to class action suits. That’s good. Class actions suits are an abomination that let lawyers use injured people to rob companies. No one benefits but the lawyers. The left will hate this.

• Ruled that religious employers cannot be forced to provide contraceptive insurance. This was the same thing the Supremes would say later. The left hates this. He also said that governments can display religious materials without needing to display the materials of all competing religions. Liberals will hate that too. But in so saying, he pointed out that the law doesn’t protect popular beliefs, it protects unpopular beliefs. I suspect this means he will protect the rights of minority religions equally. This is how it should be, but it will frustrate the Religious Right, who don’t like the government also promoting Islam.

• Favors capital punishment. Not controversial.

• He’s never ruled on abortion, but he’s VERY opposed to euthanasia, which suggests he’ll be pro-life. How he goes on this will be hard to tell. He’s a “strict constructionist,” but that doesn’t actually suggest a position because abortion is a new issue... it was not part of the Constitution when written. Conservatives often claim to respect precedent. But when it comes to Roe v. Wade, they often go apesh*t on the precedent issue. I suspect he will go with his political views and be pro-life, but who knows.

• No idea what he will say on gays. I think that issue is settled though.

• He’s very pro-big business. I don’t like that.

• He doesn’t support a wide open Commerce Clause. That means he would have voted against Obamacare and may be opposed to the war on drugs. This is generally a good position for those who favor smaller government. I see that as a red herring.
His most interesting opinion to me, is a case called Guitierrez-Brizuela v. Lynch. Do you remember me talking about the way to shrink the federal government is to take away the ability of Congress to pass vague laws and let the Executive essentially fill them in? In Guitierrez-Brizuela, he talked about reconsidering the court’s 1984 Chevron case which gave federal agencies the authority to interpret ambiguous laws rather than striking them down and sending them back to the Congress. That's the case I was talking about, or at least the final nail in the small government coffin. Changing that would be a great change, and the fact he recognizes that makes him interesting.

Ultimately, I don’t think Gorsuch changes anything though. He is a safe choice who was approved by the Democrats in the Senate under Bush (though they will block him now), and he replaces Scalia and should rule about the same. The next justice will be more interesting. Trump definitely picked a solid candidate to make the GOP establishment happy. This was no rogue pick. I don't think the public will care either way. I am disappointed Trump didn't pick a woman to defuse the "he hates women" stuff. We'll see.

Thoughts?
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