Saturday, October 08, 2022

Take Back "The Party of Lincoln"


This country has gotten to a point where we have become so divided that it almost seems that some people will have nothing to do with others who might be ideologically opposed to their way of thinking. Bill Maher commented on this the other day on his Real Time program. This is not an option for me. If I felt that way, I would have to become a hermit. I live in an area of New York State that is still, in 2022, fairly rock ribbed. Here in Orange County we are directly across the river from Dutchess County - which is where Hyde Park, the lifetime home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is located. If you ever find yourselves in these parts, I highly recommend the FDR Library and Museum in that town. Think about this: the four times that Roosevelt ran for the White House, he lost Orange County - every single time. I'm almost embarrassed to tell you this. Orange County is where the West Point Military Academy is located. Although it's not quite as bad as it was in the Fabulous Forties, it's still pretty conservative.

And yet, as conservative as my home turf undoubtedly is, I don't know any rabid, violent and crazy MAGA/Trumpers in these parts. Oh, they're here alright, it's just that they're not as much of a force to be reckoned with as they are in other regions of the nation. There used to be such a thing as responsible and thoughtful Republican politicians. One of them was a guy named Ben Gilman (1922-2016) He was our congressman here in the Hudson Valley from 1973 to 2003. He lost his seat when it was gerrymandered out of existence by Dick Cheney and then-New York governor George Pataki. You see, Ben wasn't the kind of guy to mindlessly tow the Grand Old Party's line; he had to be done away with. For their troubles, Cheney and Pataki were delivered two Democratic congressmen -
Ben Gilman
one of whom was the first openly gay man elected to the House!
 Ain't that a hoot? Ben Gilman was a good man and a friend of my father's. He always got my vote. When the chairman of Orange County's Democratic Committe once expressed alarm that I had cast my vote for him I replied, "Nominate a better candidate than Ben Gilman and they'll have my vote.

Margaret Chase Smith
It's time to face the music and admit that we don't have Republican politicians like Ben Gilman anymore - or Margaret Chase-Smith (1897-1995). She was the GOP senator from Maine who could only be described as the Liz Cheney of her day. At a time when a reprehensible drunkard named Joe McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee were running roughshod over the United States Constitution, ruining lives with accusations of communist collusion, Margaret Chase-Smith stood up to them on the floor of the senate. It was a brave thing for her to do as Joe McCarthy and HUAC were extremely popular in New England. Even Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy (you know, the guy who wrote "Profiles in Courage"?) didn't have the guts to stand up to them. At one point she had the chutzpa to seek the Republican nomination for the presidency. Are there any statues of her? There should be.

I could name others: Millicent Fenwick, Barry Goldwater, Everett Dirkson - not to mention Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and John McCain. Heck, even Ronald Reagan is starting to look reasonable.

I believe that something like a one-party-system wouldn't be a good thing for America. That's why I believe that, if you are registered to vote in Republican primaries, you should be alarmed at what the crazies are doing to the GOP. You need to get to work taking it back from the loonies who have hijacked it before it's too late - as it will be very soon.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


A Declaration of Conscience
by Margaret Chase Smith.

Here is a link to listen to a reenactment Margaret Chase Smith's speech on the floor of the senate on June 1, 1950. Unfortunately, it was not recorded.

It should be etched in stone. Where did I put my chisel?


At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Defund the police, sounds "reasonable" to today's Democrat party.

Open border policy sounds "reasonable" to today's Democrat party.

Hell, even Bill Clinton sounds reasonable compared to today's Democrat party.

At 4:36 AM, Anonymous Tom Degan said...


1. I am not a Democratic.
2. No main-stream Democrat is advocating any of those things.
3. That's why you're anonymous.
4. Fool.

At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two Words---'Let's Go Brandon.'

At 9:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dem Rep. Cori Bush: “Reallocate,” “Move,” “Divest” All Mean Defunding The Police…

Not main stream?

At 3:32 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Defund - prevent from continuing to receive funds.

Reallocation allows funding for more appropriate services.

Cops are sent to do social workers' jobs in domestic disputes. People die. Untrained cops die.

This is the acceptable way for the radical Right.

Police continue to receive funds.

But why bother with facts and definitions? The Cult rejects facts and definitions.

At 3:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No main-stream Democrat is calling for the defunding of the police.

Ilhan Omar, a Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota calls for defunding the police

Vice President Kamala Harris applauded Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for defunding the police.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “defunding police means defunding police.” Arguing the cuts to the NYPD weren’t enough.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley said she supports efforts to defund police departments.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib called for ‘no more police.’

President Biden’s Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke supported efforts to “defund the police.” 7 minutes of Democrats saying defund the police.

Sorry David, your word salad just won't cut it.

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I defined "defund the police". It doesn't mention reallocation at all, does it?

It's not in the Democratic Party platform or endorsed by the president.

Want to know who really defunds the police? Who sucks off BILLIONS? Thugs in blue cost their cities BILLIONS in lawsuits for their violence upon citizens.

Lawsuits to settle allegations of misconduct by more than 7,600 officers from around the country have amounted to more than $3.2 billion over the past decade, reports the Washington Post.

The Post collected data on nearly 40,000 payments at 25 of the nation’s largest police and sheriff’s departments within the past decade, documenting more than $3.2 billion spent to settle claims.

Those are just the 25 largest departments.

And that doesn't include Republicans who refused to vote for more funds for Capitol Police after their thugs sent dozens to the hospital.

Wonder why that is? Do those traitors and cop-haters want another coup?

Republicans want to defund education, elections,infrastructure, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Omar. Pressley and Cortez are not "mainstream democrats". Unlike Trump, Boenert and Greene who have become mainstream Republicans and traitors. The Party is totally radicalized.

Just like Vern. They hate us for our democracy, fair elections, human decency and freedom.

At 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Would you like French or Ranch dressing with your word salad?

Are you a Christian Dave?

At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An interesting question (or maybe an answer) does Dave or Tom agree with;

President Biden’s Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke
Ilhan Omar
Vice President Kamala Harris
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
Rep. Rashida Tlaib
on defunding the police and what other policy's (if any) does he disagree with them?

Now who's the fool?


At 12:25 PM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Trump was a registered Democrat before he ran for POTUS as a republicun and drove the party into what is today (sad that it is). I see a conspiracy coming from the right in the future.

At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


So what?
Have you vision checked.

At 2:40 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

The "Party of Lincoln" are a bunch of white bigots, as racist as the Confederates Lincoln opposed.

“No, they’re not soft on crime, they’re pro-crime. They want crime! They want crime because they want to take over what you got. They want to control what you have. They want reparations because they think the people who do the crime are owed that. Bullshit!” ~ Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) at a Trump rally in Nevada.

If the hood fits, amirite, Vern?

At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Party of FDR is a bunch of idiots... Keystone Pipeline cancellation was 'mistake,' economist under Obama, Clinton admits — and slowing oil permits, 'being hostile' toward natural gas were errors, too

Larry Summers — who served as treasury secretary under former President Bill Clinton and was the director of the National Economic Council under former President Barack Obama — admitted during a Friday interview on Wall Street Week that cancelling the Keystone Pipeline was a "mistake" and that slowing oil permits and "being hostile as a country" toward natural gas were errors as well.

Didn't take Dave long to play the race card again, after all when he's exposed as a Black Nationalist, it's all he's got.

At 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile the Party of FDR is anti-police and supports defunding the police. The Party supports the no bail release of harden criminals. Has become pro criminal, just look at the crime rate in the large cities which have a Democrat mayor and a Democrat DA. The facts don't lie. No matter how hard Dave tries to ignore them. Crime is up in large cities run by the Democrats.

An interesting question; does Dave agree with

President Biden’s Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke
Ilhan Omar
Vice President Kamala Harris
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
Rep. Rashida Tlaib

on defunding the police and what other policy's (if any) does he disagree with them?


At 5:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fewer than 1 in 4 people (24%) think America is going in the right direction, the Ipsos poll of 1,003 people found. Sixty-three percent think the U.S. is on the wrong track.

Biden’s approval rating is less than 50% on every single one of the top 10 issues Americans most care about.

COVID-19 — 47%
Environment — 44%
Racial Inequality — 42%
Employment/Jobs — 38%
Unifying Country — 37%
International Trade — 37%
Taxation — 34%
Economy — 33%
Immigration — 33%
Corruption — 31%

Can't wait to read Dave's reasons for these facts, is it:

a. racism
b. Trump

At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take back the Party of FDR from the current lying leftist who wants to defund the police in the name of "social justice" or what ever..

Democrat Senate candidate Mandela Barnes, who is trying to unseat Republican Senator Ron Johnson, was just caught in a big fat lie by none other than CNN, who reported it this morning.

Barnes claims that his opponents are lying about him when they say he wants to defund the police and abolish ICE.

But CNN says that’s not true, that he’s got a long record of support for both.

Will the leftist disavowal themselves from this man? Will Dave acknowledge this as the truth? I doubt it.

At 8:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This from left leaning Brookings Institution.

The Party of FDR, Brookings Institution conducted a study in 2022, and the results found that Republican-run states recovered more quickly from the pandemic than Dem-run states. In the last two-and-a-half years, red states added 341,000 jobs.

Over the same period, blue states lost a whopping 1.3 million jobs.

The Washington Post has called Brookings centrist and liberal. The Los Angeles Times called Brookings liberal-leaning and centrist.

At 12:33 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Looks like somebody got triggered when I showed how racist his party really is.

Urban crime rates are higher in cities across the world, even in Republican run cities.

Racists like Vern want to blame Blacks, not poverty or urban crowding.

Here are Republican run cities with high crime rates:

Jacksonville, FL 14.5 murders per 100,000
Fort Worth, TX 12 murders per 100,000
Oklahoma City 11.40 murders per 100,000
Tulsa, OK 13.69 murders per 100,000

Fort Worth isn't far from Vern's place out on White Settlement.

At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Progressivism reconstructed American liberalism by dismantling the free market of classical liberalism and erecting in its place the welfare state of modern liberalism. The new liberalism discarded economic liberties as archaic impediments to necessary improvements to society’s health, welfare, and morals. . .

But the original progressives’ illiberal turn did not stop at property and contract rights. They assaulted political and civil liberties, too, trampling on individual rights to person, to free movement, to free expression, to to marriage and to reproduction. The progressives denied millions these basic freedoms, on grounds that their inferiority threatened America’s economic and hereditary security. They were wrong on both counts. That did not stop them, nor has it stopped those who, unaware of the history, repeat the same false claims today.” [Emphasis added.]

—Thomas C. Leonard, historian, Princeton University, in Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era

At 9:56 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...


“I don’t care for mail-in voting,” said Mark Finchem, the Trump-backed Arizona secretary of state candidate. “That’s why I go to the polls.”

He voted by mail in 28 of the past 30 elections.

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

"They (Republicans) assaulted political and civil liberties, too, trampling on individual rights to person, to free movement, to free expression, to to marriage and to reproduction."

Fixed for accuracy.

At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh look, (Dave Fake Name) Dubya is whining again.

At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the reason Tom left the Democrat Party?

He could no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, are hostile to people of faith & spirituality, demonize the police & protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, believe in open borders, weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents, and above all, dragging us ever closer to nuclear war.

At 2:36 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Was it Putin or Trump Anonymous Vern quoted?

Or just one of their FOX(R) puppets running back to her fellow bigots, Trumpists and Putin fans.

Mighty white of her to protect America from "anti-white racism". Vern feels her oppression.

At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After yet another mental gaffe by President Joe Biden, a new poll has found a majority of Democrats are at least “concerned” about his mental health.

The Issues & Insights/TIPP survey of 1,376 adults released Monday showed 64% of Americans are either “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned,” a 5-point jump from its last poll in August.

But the percentage of Democrats now concerned about Biden’s mental lapses leaped 13 points in two months. “Virtually all of October’s gain came from Democrats, who went from just 39% expressing ‘concern’ over Biden’s mental health in August, a high number in itself, to 52% in the latest poll,” the pollsters wrote.

At 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave plays race card.

At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Democrat Resigns in Shame: LA Labor Union President Out Following Leaked Recording of Racist Conversation.

Odd isn't that Dave doesn't say anything.

At 5:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats across the country are “sounding the alarm” about election fraud. Have Democrats seen the light and are now concerned about election integrity?

Not hardly, In fact, Democrats are already beginning to blame Republicans for fraud by pointing out that a growing number of local election officials across the country believe in the so-called Big Lie. This means that Republicans are prepared to try and steal the election and must be stopped.

At 8:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senior FBI Analyst Reveals Obama FBI offered Christopher Steele $1 million for ‘Dirt’ on very democratic of him.

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Anonymous Vern is shocked, shocked that the FBI would pay an informant for provable information.

"Democratic" has nothing to do with it.

Is he so ignorant to be oblivious of the fact that paying informants has been a long established tool for law enforcement?

Apparently he is. "Ignorance is strength" from "1984" applies perfectly to the radical Right.

IF the information was true it would have been worth far more than a million. It was unverifiable so it wasn't paid. Nothing to see here.

What was exposed in Durham's investigation was one of Trump's LIES.

CNN reported:

Durham debunks a prolific Trump lie

Durham appeared to break new ground on the well-trodden topic of the dossier, with his revelation about the $1 million offer to Steele. CNN previously reported that the FBI reimbursed some expenses for Steele, who had been an FBI informant.

But the special counsel also debunked a prolific Trump lie about the Steele dossier – that it was the reason why the FBI started investigating his campaign in 2016 for potentially conspiring with Russian agents.

This false claim has been refuted dozens of times over the years, in official Justice Department documentation, bipartisan reports from Congress, and numerous court filings. It was refuted again Tuesday, when Durham asked Auten, the FBI official, to tell jurors the reason why the Trump-Russia investigation was opened in late July 2016.

Auten confirmed what has been known for many years: the probe was launched after the US government got intelligence from a friendly country that a Trump campaign aide had bragged to one of its diplomats that the Russians had offered to help Trump beat Hillary Clinton.

The situation was all the more interesting because Trump has repeatedly acted as a cheerleader for Durham and has said Durham will validate his suspicions about massive government misconduct regarding the Russia probe.

On Tuesday, Durham inadvertently affirmed a basic truth about the Russia probe that Trump has lied about for years.

At 10:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bidenflation Strikes Again as Devastating PPI Numbers Emerge for September...According to CNBC, wholesale prices rose 0.4% in September, for an annual number of 8.5%.

What is fake name Dave Dubya whining about now?

At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are now learning that in 2016, the FBI offered Chris Steele $1 million dollars to prove his allegations in the PHONY dossier used to try and destroy Trump.

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

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At 1:17 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Vern's frantically deflecting from the real threat to our country. Yes, a hateful lying "Christian" is shilling for a traitorous thug-loving liar. Jesus would say to him, "I never knew you".

We now know for certain Trump criminally stole secret govt. documents for his personal gain. He refused to return them upon request and LIED about returning all of them. Many are STILL MISSING and are likely to be in Putin's and the Saudi's hands.

Not only is Vern's savior a criminal who praises thugs for terrorizing congress and beating cops, he's an enemy of our nation.

Trump's 1/6 crime spree:

1. Seditious conspiracy
2. Incitement of insurrection
3. Obstruction of an official government proceeding
4. Conspiracy to defraud the US

Other crimes uncovered by the 1/6 hearings:
5. Wire Fraud (“Official Election Defense Fund”)
6. Witness tampering

August 8, 2022: Mar-a-Lago search warrant for:

7. 18 USC 2071 — Concealment, removal or mutilation
8. 18 USC 793 — Gathering, transmitting or losing defence information
9. 18 USC 1519 — Destruction, alteration or falsification of records in Federal investigations

Even more charges to come from SDNY and Georgia.

But, The Black Guy! And Hunter, Hunter, Hunter, amirite?

At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As stated before, it's either Trump or Racism with Dave.

It's all he's got.

At 5:40 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

REPUBLICANS, NOT Biden, are the topic of Tom's post.

Racist Trump supporters like Vern and Traitor Trump are destroying our republic. Not an issue?

Vern blames everyone else.

But, Biden! But, Hunter, Hunter, Hunter...and DAVE!!!

Nazis and Nat-Cs ALWAYS have scapegoats to hate and blame.

At 10:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actor and comedian Rob Schneider said during an interview Wednesday morning that he left the Democratic Party because of how they want to meddle in every aspect of people’s lives and because they are becoming more and more extreme in their views.

Maybe it's time for Americans to take back the party of FDR.

Dave are you a Christian?

At 8:31 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Skeletor R Florida has an eleven point plan to pocket your SS and medicare benefits after his company had to pay back most of the money they stole from medicare.

At 9:17 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

WHAT? the FBI offered Steele a million bucks for PROOF of his allegations in his dossier. Oh the scandal. How much did Fusion GPS pay him?

At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Biden Incorrectly Claims His Son Beau ‘Lost His Life in Iraq’

Stolen valor.

At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FBI Offered Bribe to Bring Down Trump

At 9:51 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

So why hasn't Durham indicted Steele yet?

At 2:41 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

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At 2:43 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Ruh, roh!

The 1/6 Committee will be sending Trump a subpoena.
He will ignore it.
He will be charged with a crime.

And then more crimes.

Will our "best true Christian" admit Trump lost a fair election to Biden?

At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CNN Poll: A Paltry 36% Approve of How Biden Is Handling The Economy…no comment from the liberals.


You can tell when Dave is getting desperate, he brings up Trump. Meanwhile 63% of those polled said they disapprove of Biden's handling of the economy.

At 3:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inflation Stays Sky-High As Core Prices Soar Above Expectations To 40-Year-High…

Thanks Joe.

At 3:52 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Anonymous is incapable of offering any solutions from Republicans.
They have none. Just hate.

At 5:44 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Jan 6th Committee played video of Roger Stone saying: "I suspect it will still be up in the air. When that happens the key thing to do is claim victory. Possession is nine-tenths of the law. We won. Fuck you. Sorry. Over. We won. ... Fuck the voting, go right to the violence.”

At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Solutions? How about we return to the policy's of President hate Trump so much you won't use his successful policy's. Now that's HATE. You HATE America so much you support this failure, the worse President in our history, Joe Biden!!
Example: Under Trump we were energy independent, we EXPORTED energy. Under Biden we now go begging OPEC to not reduce oil production before the NOV election as it might hurt the democrat that's f^cking hate. Regardless of what a reduction costs Americans.

So the latest LIE narrative by Democrats I notice on ANY news outlet is that crime is higher in Republican "red" cities than Democratic "blue" cities. Anyone can look up the following FBI reported crime stats by googling "Most Violent Cities", and guess what?...They are ALL Democrat, and here they are: #1-Democratic run St Louis #2. Democratic run Detroit #3. Democratic run Baltimore #4. Democratic run Memphis #5 Democratic run Little Rock #6. Democratic run Milwaukee #7. Democratic run Rockford, Illinois #8. Democratic run Cleveland #9. Democratic run Stockton, Calif and #10. Democratic run Albuquerque, New Mexico. St Louis is the worst, not having a Conservatively run Government since World War 2!!!!!!! ...So DO NOT be hoodwinked by the liberal, progressive pundits LYING on national TV, look it all up yourself....

How very racist this for me to point this out. Like the % of murders by blacks vs whites. Right Dave?

Hurry up NOV 8th.

At 1:03 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Racism isn't racism to racists.

Moderators closed tonight's Wisconsin Senate debate by asking each candidate to say something they find admirable about the other.

Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes (D) said Sen. Ron Johnson (R) is a "family man."

Johnson said Barnes is "against America."

The audience booed Johnson.

At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh looky, Dave played the race card cause someone posted FBI facts.

At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Anonymous, ask Dave if crime isn't a crime to a black criminal, he should know.


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