About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Trump On Sanders

Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, running in the Democrat primaries, is drawing anywhere from 15,000 to 28,000 people to his rallies – dwarfing Hillary's audiences & even exceeding those of Trump's.  Even more important Sanders now leads Hillary in the August 7 to 10 Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll in NH 44% to 37%.  Biden had 9%.  Sanders trailed Hillary 44% to 8% in a March poll conducted by the same outfit.
 
In the August 7 to 11 CNN/ORC International poll in Iowa it is Trump 22%, Carson 14%, Walker 9%, Cruz 8%, Huckabee & Carly tied @ 7%, Jeb, Rand, & Rubio tied @ 5%, & Christie 3%.
 
The Sanders Seattle rally, that drew 15,000 people, was disrupted by protesters who took over the rally as Sanders retreated to the back of the stage.  Click here to learn what Trump thought about that.
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Trump is really sure of himself. I have a new line-up. Whoever wins should hire all the candidates.

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    1. I have been thinking that myself.

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    2. Yes I saw this, and Bush was heckled out by the same black lives matter. Fun to hear what Trump might say, or do when it happens to him, dems will do anything to steer the campaign.

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  2. Doug - I have been seriously thinking of voting for Sanders in the SC primary (there is no party affiliation here, you just say you want the Republican or Democrat or whatever ballot when you show up). Why? With 17 candidates (likely fewer come primary day) someone could 'win' with less than 10% of the vote. There are no runoffs to whittle them down like most elections. I think we should have multiple choices. Such as one vote for every 4 or 5 candidates running. That would mean 3 or 4 picks. You would get a much better representation of the voters thought processes. We have seen what happens when we have one 'establishment' candidate and 2 or 3 'non-establishment' candidates. They split the vote and a McCain or Romney gets in. And then loses. By voting for Sanders, it represents a vote against the personification of everything people dislike about politicians; Hillary.

    Trump vs. Sanders would be an interesting Presidential race, don't you think? Don't think it will happen tho. The Democrat money machine will find someone else more to their liking.

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    1. I see your point but how would the logistics work out – which 3 or 4 would you vote for compared to someone else? Also voting for Sanders does not change the arithmetic much regarding a GOP candidate winning SC with 10% or less.

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    2. I'm not real sure which of the 3 or 4 I would vote for. Here are some I would NOT vote for tho. Lindsay Graham, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, George Pataki, Rick Santorum.

      The reason for voting for Sanders would be an anti-Hillary vote. If Sanders gets the nomination (I don't think he will because the big Dem money will work against him) I believe the differences between him and any GOP candidate would be stark. And if we elect Sanders, we deserve what we get. Like a collapse of the economy. Of course, you know I think it is coming anyway, but it would be better to pin it on Obama and the Socialist.

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  3. Trump is making the campaign very interesting!

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    1. So is Sanders - for Hillary.

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