Scapegoat and Chief
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Donald Trump has a huge problem. Eventually the Republican establishment must turn on him. It’s not a question of if, but when. The problem is that Republicans find themselves in an interesting position. Having gotten everything they’ve ever wished for in the last election, it’s now time to implement their plan for America. A program destined to drive away the very people that voted them into office. It’s the reason they’re looking just a little queasy lately. Trumpcare seems…

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Global Warming – Surviving with the Republicans
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Global warming, according to conservatives, doesn’t have anything to do with burning fossil fuels. At the same time, very Republican states and local governments are preparing for its inevitable effects. Miami, Charleston, SC, and Norfolk, VA are all preparing for rising sea levels. You have to wonder why the Republican Party is working so hard to deny global warming while privately preparing for it. I’ll leave that for later. Instead, let’s consider how the working class conservative prepares for…

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Our Mexican future under the Republican
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Republican’s America is Mexican I believe the Republican’s plan to stem the tide of refugees flowing from Mexico is to turn the United States into Mexico. I have been to Mexico many times and I admire the Mexican working class. They are hard working people, and I do not know how the stereotype of the lazy Mexican got started. I’ve also noticed is that the working poor have almost zero chance of elevating themselves into the middle class. The…

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Social Security in a Republican Paradise
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Cutting Social Security will enrage them The social conservative who voted for the Republican sweep of the Presidency and Congress had an average age of 50.  Cutting Social Security will enrage them. That’s the age when a working man feels his aches and pains and looks forward to retirement. Retirement is important is because the GOP plans to introduce a bill in Congress to slash Social Security. That bill would shoot a torpedo into the heart of the GOP’s…

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When Somebody Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them
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My granddaughter recently told me of a girl in her class that always wants to be everyone’s friend, but the moment you start playing with her, she turns mean. When I asked her what she does about it, she shakes her head. “I don’t let her play with me.” There’s a wisdom there that I wish the working class would learn. Conservatives work at being their friend before election, but the minute you vote for them, their true colors…

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