Monday, 10/19/15, Public Square

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by | October 19, 2015 · 1:32 pm

5 responses to “Monday, 10/19/15, Public Square

  1. This is a very interesting piece. One we should ALL take note of!

    The Future Of The Democratic Party Will Be Decided By The Supreme Court
    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/10/19/3713681/if-democrats-ever-want-to-pass-a-law-again-they-need-to-control-the-supreme-court/

    May I take this opportunity to remind anyone who is thinking of sitting this election out —

    Let me list a few numbers for everyone:
    78
    80
    80
    83
    Those are the ages that Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Ruth Bader Ginsberg will be when the next president is sworn in, respectively. The next president we elect (assuming he or she serves two terms) could very well be the individual who selects four Supreme Court Justices.

    Yes, it’s really that simple.

    The question is, would you rather have a candidate who supports 60-70 percent of what you support, or almost none of it?

    And spare me this, “I’ll vote for an independent because Americans need to move away from the two-party, corrupt system that’s ruining this country” nonsense. Look, if you want to waste a vote based on principles, that’s your choice. I’m telling all of those people right now, Republicans won‘t. In fact, Republicans are hoping that’s exactly what many liberals and independents will do.

    The system is what it is and it’s unlikely to ever change. We’ve mostly been a two-party system since the founding of this nation, and definitely have been for the last century and a half. While some liberals will go off and pout in a corner, pointlessly carrying on about how their wasted vote is a “stance against a system they don’t support,” you know what Republicans will be doing? Voting for Republicans and destroying this country.

    It all goes back to one simple fact: If liberals don’t want to get behind whomever is the Democratic candidate for president in 2016, then a Republican is going to occupy the White House after President Obama. This isn’t me trying to sensationalize anything or using hyperbole, I’m just telling you the truth.

    Even if we break this down to its simplest form, ignoring any mention of who is or isn’t running for president, then the question really comes down to: Who do you want potentially replacing four Supreme Court Justices in the next 8 to 10 years – a Democrat who supports same-sex marriage, abortion rights, health care and the separation of church and state, or a Republican who opposes all of that and then some?

  2. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-lawmaker-floats-impeachment-for-clinton/ar-AAfE1ti?li=AAa0dzB&ocid=DELLDHP

    I wonder how many of these same Republicans demonize General Petraeus for his own admittance to giving multiple folders of classified information to his mistress and this was beore and during the Benghazi incident.

    Hmmm………

  3. I worked with an ex-Marine who was at the Beirut Embassy when this attack happened.

    He told me that he had been on night guard duty and had just left the barracks to go get some breakfast with two of his buddies.

    As they were walking across the base, my friend noticed this vehicle that was racing through the grounds and headed straight towards the barracks. All three of the Marines knew what was about to happen and they ran towards the barracks to help their fellow Marines.

    He has not forgotten what happened. He has also not forgotten that they were sent there in an advisory mission – which means they had no weapons issued to them. They could have not fired a shot if they wanted to – or could have.

    So – when the NRA yammers on and on about how a good man with a gun can stop violence – I call B.S. on that particular argument.

    Because President Ronald Reagan was in charge that day in 1983 – and my friend blames HIM for Beirut.

    • BTW – when I was in my senior year of high school, I dated a young man who was sent to Vietnam. On his first leave back home, what he told me was absolutely shocking.

      He was issued a gun – but no bullets.

      Pray tell me – what good is a gun without bullets???

      Again – I blame the president. Hmmm…. the year was 1971…