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Some people have very bad judgment.  They almost put in a guy for president who has a secret server to a Russian bank?  Seriously… They almost put in a guy who won’t turn in his tax forms… Seriously.  They almost put in a guy whose business world is collapsing as we speak.  Seriously.

The server in question “was set to accept only incoming communication from a very small handful of IP addresses.” Among them, according to the DNS specialists: two Alfa (Russian) Bank servers, which the specialists said accounted for 87% of the DNS lookups involving the Trump Organization server….

The following Delawareans have been goading you to support this guy who most everyone sensed, had a connection to the KGB of Russia.   These guys say:  “support Trump; support Trump; support Trump”… None have said he is unfit for office.

Do you think it is ok for a presidential candidate to have a secret server that only has a connection to one bank, and that bank is in the post Soviet Union?  You don’t?

The following Delawareans disagree with you .. They think Donald is a “good” choice as their their leader…  Why would you vote for any of these guys?.. How smart can they be to vote for someone who has a secret server that goes straight to Russia?

Charlie Copeland
Colin Bonini
Hans Reigle
La Mar T. Gunn

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

Lip service is one thing. Actions are something else.  All of the above at this late date are still supportive of Donald Trump and what he stands for….

These are all the Republicans running for state office, but two… I must isolate and mention both of them and encourage you to vote them in over their democrat opponents (no loss there in both seats) to show the world that Delaware is not a satellite of Donald Trump….

These two very special people, the only two republicans who have repudiated the Atomic Ant’s Donald Trump,  are:

Meredith Chapman    Senate District 8

James Spadola    Senate District 1

The more with which time passes, the more one sees how some things always stay the same.

This is something unrealized by youth… I certainly couldn’t see it, though many elderly tried to project their insight into me.. I simply lacked enough background to understand.

But seeing the return of things you fought to vanquish and were once successful, as well as expanding ones knowledge-base across many cultures, times, and distances, one tends to see a larger pattern in effect that probably is conducive to our survival…

Here is how it relates to conservatives and liberals, democracy and our ultimate survival…. .

No matter who you are, when you are, or where you are, if you are comfortable in your position, you tend to lean towards conservatism… Why wouldn’t you?  It’s what enabled you to get and keep what you have… On the other hand, when you have nothing but dreams listed as your assets, you’ll insist on change, or newness, or something better than what you have.. Why shouldn’t you?  Who would want to stay in the same decrepit conditions one finds themselves when they don’t have to?

And so democracy is simply a mechanism that allows for the ebb and flow of fortunes to change policy so parity is maintained for the most part…

When a majority of people are doing better than those who are not, then keeping what is working now is best for that society as a whole.  On the other hand if it it not working, then changing ones course is better for that society.  That makes so much sense, does it not?

So being a liberal in a time of economic well being is, how should we say politely, being “very forward thinking”?… Likewise being a conservative in a time of turmoil, could be rather dangerous, being so outnumbered so… you better hope you are “well liked”….

It is rare that events outside the human experience impact us on a large scale. Most of what affects us drastically (wars, Depressions, power grabs) usually comes from mankind’s own doing:… acts where we consciously chose to go a certain route, and more or less, damned all the torpedoes that got in the way.

Today we are in a bru-ha-ha of our own making…. Most of it directly came from our choosing to go towards giving the top 1% all of our money and keeping less for ourselves… It was a conscious decision on our parts.  We elected enough Republicans to allow them to do what they told us they would do.  It was no secret. We made a bad decision.

The experiment failed.  They kept all the money and none trickled down, at least here within our borders… Our wealth actually built up China, which is great for them, but that hasn’t helped us much.

When one finds out one is losing something important, one hangs onto it harder… Which means someone has to try harder to take it away, right?… This gives insight into the harshness and lack of decorum in politics today… The ugliness we see today in Conservatives, and the hard clenching tenacity we see in Liberals, we’ve seen before in this country.  We had it in the 1820’s between the old guard wealth of the Eastern Seaboard, and the wide individualistic wealth newly available across our national heartland.  We saw it in the 1850’s as slavery hit the hot button and both sides became bitterly entrenched as support for slavery evaporated into a cauldron of gunpowder.  It only took one spark.  We saw it in the 1890’s as the capitalists grabbed up more and more companies, crushed workers rights, and the workers in cities became less and less empowered. Finally Republican Progressivism broke out of the chokehold. Then WWI flipped the scales back to big business and an investment boom followed by a Great Depression again created the necessary environment for another total sweep of old for new.  That “new” lasted 60 years until it succumbed to having been so successful so that so many numbers who had previously benefited from liberal policies switched allegiances to keep their assets to themselves… And that leads to today, where our individualistic efforts to improve ourselves simply were not enough to balance ourselves comfortably against wealth and power and we are again looking at more government interaction…

So rawness and candor have always been part of politics.  Always will be. Some things never change. (Some of us love it, btw.)

So what is happening today is that the post Republican Depression economy has made mockery out of those “traditional” Republican values and the only thing they have to hold on to power right now, is their appeal to the prejudiced.  Against this direct solicitation, Progressives continue to offer a new vision of hope to millennials, or the return to the old vision of what actually worked well for 60 years to those still alive who actually lived it.

The conservatives count the votes and know their time is numbered.  Population trends have pointed this out for many years. Which readily explains why they focus on ways and methods to limit large numbers of those voting, and have vacated all plans to appeal to new members… No surprise here.

In this election conservative policy has been reduced to stem complete annihilation of their party… For whereas they have failed over the past 16 years, Progressives have succeed across that same time. By going hog-wild on bigotry, they are using the only tactic with which they know how to keep some members in their party from flipping…

Bigotry is a “thing” unfortunately… And right now…. it is the only “thing” Republicans have to garner one single vote this November…  Unless of course, it is ….. “wild hair”…



DelawarePolitics Oops

“Mr. Anderson… you disappoint me”. 


Why do Republicans run from squirrels? Because they’re nuts… But if Republicans were to ask me for advice to fix their party, …. this is what I would tell them…..

As Republicans, they need to do three things to get back on track. Number one, they have got to stop defending the kind of spending and out-of-control spending that they would never tolerate on the other side. You know, when voters are saying that they trust Democrats more to cut their taxes [and] control spending, that tells everyone that something is wrong with the Republican Party. They’ve got to match their actions with their rhetoric.

Number two, they’ve got to stop defending the kinds of corruption they would rightfully criticize in the other party. The week before the election, their most senior senator got convicted on federal charges – and that’s only the latest example. Each time that happens it tells everyone that something is wrong with the Republican Party. Again, they’ve got to match their actions with their rhetoric.

Number three, they have got to be the party that offers real solutions to the problems that American voters, American families are worried about. They don’t need to abandon their conservative principles; they just can’t be the ‘party of no.’ Instead they need to offer real solutions on how to make health care more affordable, and on the economic challenges facing families, as well as on the international threats.

If they want my help, hopefully they can find someone Republican enough in Bridgeville or Senate District One of Wilmington, whose actions will prove the wisdom of these words…

The child molester is expected to win in Georgia, It will take a miracle to unseat him… But that win will give every Democrat something to continually kick around for another six years, and having Saxby Chambliss to kick around, may be beneficial to continually point out the discrepancies between “what Republicans say” and “what they actually do“…

(Disclaimer: There are good people reading this who for lack of a better word, may still consider themselves Republicans.. Obviously I do not even remotely consider them to be associated within this category, but again for lack of a better word, must continue using that political term (Republicans) until their party comes up with a way to distinguish between those Republicans who are smart, wise, and pragmatic, from those that are so stupid they don’t know what Africa is, they never heard of a prophylactic, can’t read, can’t pronounce the Senator from Georgia’s last name, don’t know any Supreme Court decisions, and their state is now paying $1.00 more for gasoline than the rest of the country, while their state revenues have fallen 75% with the recent drop of the price of oil….and they are spending critical decision making time campaigning down in Georgia for a videotaped Child molester…). Now how stupid is that?

Now here in Delaware, we really don’t care one iota about who Georgians want to pick to represent them… That is until the blatant incestuous molestation occurred, and the statement: “I am Saxby Chambliss, and I approved this message” came out.. Any parent seeing that, unless they purposefully molest their own children, would love to see that horrible man… taken out….

Instead of taking him out, Republicans bring in their 2012 hopeful to stump for him… Instead, they say they are the “real America”. Instead … well never mind… if you don’t get it by now, you truly deserve the Republicans in government you pick to represent you…

But the whole point of this writing is to help those in the Republican party who are struggling where to go during the next four years… My aim here is to point out that they are trying to win the support of the “dumb”, by being even “dumber”… Their folksy Sarah Palin platitudes, such as Russia’s Putin looking over Alaska (no doubt into Sarah Palin’s bedroom, just hoping she prances out again wearing nothing but a towel), going up in a debate against Obama’s solid track record of solid accomplishments over the next four years? Look dudes… Don’t EVEN give us the opportunity… You were dumb this year; you expect to make it up by being even dumber next time around?… How funny is that?….LOL…

Now who am I too say… but if I… if I were running their party… I would be looking for a smart candidate who could match wits with Obama in four years; not someone who looks like a piece of cardboard whenever the Kleig lights come on. I would be looking for someone who could be pragmatic and say “here is why Obama’s plans don’t work, and mine did… Here is what we need to do to fix this mess”… Not someone who says “no” to the earmark of a “Bridge to Nowhere” and then spends the money elsewhere…. LOL. I would look for a Republican who wisely balances his budget by bringing in lots of revenue, instead of someone who believes if you are given a blank check, you should spend $150,000 on jewelery and clothes from Neiman Marcus…LOL… If I were running their party, I would pick someone who supports family values, not someone who makes America think of putting lipstick on their own dog….LOL… Of course, these are just some ideas… I will not be running their party, simply because their base is plain stupid…

We showed you in Delaware how inept Lee was… We showed you in Delaware how duplicitous Charlie Copeland was… We showed you in Delaware how flat O’Donnell was… We showed you in Delaware how the broken-down Strine mechanization of leadership, has stifled any burst of growth which could have blossomed and made a dark day brighter…. The problem was not all Bush… The problem is Republican leadership… We offered solutions, of course, but because we were bloggers and deemed unimportant..(.LOL..) very few took us seriously… Those that did, are in office now… (You’re welcome.)

Delaware Republicans have two bright stars… (Just thinking outside the box, now)… Cathcart and Burris… If you want to rebuild, you take what works and make more of them… But since Dupont left the local scene… Republicans, I should say on the average, have not made smart decisions…

Copeland could have won… All he had to do was become a champion for Bluewater Wind..That is all he had to do. Had he outmaneuvered Denn by being the more progressive Wind candidate, he could have turned the national trend on its ear… But no… brains were not something he inherited from his lineage… just money.

On the other hand, Cathcart was one of early supporters of the greatest thing to ever hit Delaware, using his position to run interference in attempts to run the spear through its heart while still in its crib…. Likewise it was Cathcart who seized upon Burris’s challenge to Atkins, who kept the threat of censure a hot topic, until the resignation occurred and Greg Hastings took John Atkins place.. Likewise it was Cathcart WHO WAS THE ONLY STATE REPRESENTATIVE OR SENATOR TO SEND BACK DEVELOPER’S MONEY FREELY GIVEN BY THE HOME BUILDER’S ASSOCIATION OF DELAWARE. And it was a maximum contribution too, even in the midst of a very tough fight against Rebecca Walker during a Democratic year! But…. that association was the driving force promoting workforce housing in lower New Castle County.

Unlike every other Republican… Cathcart has earned my respect. He did so by his actions. Not by some stupid, stupid press conference and where he demands his opponent sign some stupid, stupid pledge, and trying to look sooo tough, because he demanded that a pledge be signed, and his opponent wouldn’t sign it… Give us a break… Just because people in your party are not intelligent enough to see competence for what it is… don’t even expect the rest of us to stoop to their level.. LOL… And yet, as I read remarks about who is to become the next RNC chairman… your party regulars are still trying to prove to everyone, that not only are you dumb, but that you think you can actually capture the hearts of America, by being even dumber… LOL….

Well, if you do.. here is my prediction.. Smart people are going to follow leaders like Cathcart and Burris, who will be forced to leave, and your party will become the party of child molesters and towel wearers… LOL… Because granted… your party has a problem… YOU HAVE VERY STUPID PEOPLE IN IT! And to win their support in any primary contest, you have to stupefy yourself to a point where you lose all credibility in the General Election… That is a very real problem and one you will have to make sure you address…

How stupid are these stupid people? LOL… Well I’m glad you asked… Lately one of the stupidest persons ever to hit Delaware’s blogosphere has showed up on Delaware Politics.Net..and in comments has crossed over to here… Now I love this guy, (he’s fake), just as I love Tina Fey’s representation of Sarah Palin… He is so stupid he’s hilarious… And the harder he tries to compensate for his stupidity, the “stupider” he becomes… LOL… and it’s sooo funny… It would be selfish of me to share all of the fun, so here is one thread, and another, where he has posted… You can tell it just eats at him that smart people don’t take him seriously… He just can’t understand why Americans would repudiate all he stands for… He just ignores facts.. and like a stupid robot, just spouts routine platitudes… And what is so funny, I think, is that he thinks he is being clever… LOL…

Republicans, I feel your pain… You have to deal with people like this all the time…. I should feel sorry for you, but you are always making me laugh too hard…. I can’t….LOL..

So do you really like being laughed at year, after year, after year, after year, after year, after year… like we all are doing so right now…LOL (Thanks Sarah Palin and Child Molester Chambliss)… or do you want to do something about it… Because those among you who are stupid may cheer when you hear the crowds gathering to hear Sarah Palin attempt to speak… But in all honesty… you should know… the rest of America is making fun of all of you and everything you represent. LOL.

So get with it Republicans. Make a choice… Either go dumber, and dumber, and dumber.. as you have these past few years… or find smart, pragmatic, Republicans and start doing what they do. They’re out there… Try reading blogs sometimes… You’ll pick them out right away.

Because we all know… blogs are written by smart people irrelevant of political party.

Courtesy of Delaware Liberal:

Shocking headline: all of it true.

I guess Republicans looking forward to 2012 must redefine the term family values… to mean “keeping it in the family”…

Their party has slipped to a new low in the eyes of everyday Americans… Even so Saxby Chambliss is predicted to win; it will take a miracle to unseat him, even with Sarah Palin driving up his negatives among Democratic voters who otherwise would be too busy to bother with a runoff election.

For the next 6 years however, he will always be known as the Child Molesting Senator from Georgia… Let’s see how Republicans like hearing that for the next 2191 days…. every time they open their mouths about abortion, abstinence, and homosexuality…..


Got to love little children… they see things so clearly…

After seeing this graph, my preschooler instantly “got it” and asked….”If Republicans are so bad for this country, why do people keep voting for them..”

Damn good question….

Here is my feeble attempt to explain their existence….. (grownups were standing around listening too…)

I said…..

Imagine if you had soooo much money you couldn’t spend it …. You could do what ever you want….
So you were sitting there one day and casually said to yourself……”Wow, if I didn’t have to pay so much in taxes….I could…”

To your right someone pipes up, stands excitedly, waving their hand, and says….”I’ll support that….Hey, give me lots of money and I’ll take that cause and run with it….. Just pay my bills and let me live comfortable on the margins, and hell, I’ll even support “NO taxes”.

So your sitting there, thinking “whoa, that was easy”, and decide to see if it works twice.. …. “Wow, if I didn’t have to pay my employees all this money for working for me, I could make even more money….. To your right…. someone pipes up, stands excitedly, waving their hand, exclaiming……” I’ll support that…. Hey, give me lot’s of money and I’ll take that cause and run with it….. Just pay my bills and let me live comfortable on the margins, and damn, I’ll support the erosion of ALL unions…. I’ll run them into the ground…..”

So you marvel at how just a few words can get policy changing… and you decide to push the envelope, just to see if there is even a boundary….. “Wow, if I didn’t just have to follow the stupid letter of the law, I could make so much more money….. ” To your right… someone pipes up, stands excitedly, waving their hand, exclaiming…..”I’ll support that…. Hey, give me money and I’ll take that cause and run with it…. Just pay my bills and let me live comfortable on the margins, and …. Hey, you know….I’ll even support your right to a kingdom….. No problem…. just pay my bills…..

So you see,…. as long as someone has too much money, “those people” will always be there….. No matter what their name may be, whether we call them Federalists…. Whigs….. Republicans…… or even some different name of the Democratic Party that will eventually will split off to cater to those needy people…. The wealthy will always have sycophants…..who will sell their country’s soul out from under us for a few extra dollars…..

Sound like someone you know?

Fortunately we now have a track record…. from 2000 to 2008 when what they proposed was allowed to come to pass, and with clear hindsight, we can see that EVERYTHING they say…….. is bullshit.

In retrospect one could almost have predicted it.

We had a race with no appointed leader in either party and we had to find out who was the best by an old fashioned fight-off….

Republicans made up their party’s mind up first, they chose McCain… The democrats took a little longer, but despite their internal battles, more Americans than ever went to vote…

That last line says it all.

So while Democrats are trying to figure our just how they won, so they can race to the publishers with their book contracts…. Republicans are trying to figure out how they lost to a such a clean, articulate guy, after all, that’s the definition of Mitt Romney. But Republicans even lost “market share” among those bitter folks who cling to their guns and religion!

So while Republicans were poking out each others eyes in an Iron Man contest, I thought I would add a few fingers of my own…

Sarah Palin is a dead herring.. Obviously a large part of the party base likes their candidate to be a pillow, full of fluff, able to change shape a little, but not able to do damage when used in anger… That is what Palin turned out to be… Even at the Republican governor’s conference, her diction was still just a stream of words, randomly thrown together, that really says nothing….when one disses the video and reads the transcripts…. I think were she to run again, the opposition should offer a run to Britney Spears, who might pull in more votes for the same reason Sarah Palin does….

The real contender (if Republicans actually want one) turns out to be Huckabee.. The longest lasting contender to McCain…. Who, just incidentally, has spent the last 8 months writing a book about….. the future of the Republican party….. (Can you say…….”Perfect timing”?) All: “Perfect timing….”

TIME covers it, _you can get a brief synopsis here) but in Huckabee the Republicans have something every other candidate lacked… A human being who listens to people, thinks through his argument, and responds with a real answer… maybe not the one you wanted to hear… but you know its real and you know that is what he will do….

Sort of like the candidate the Democrats settled upon this go-around.

In his book, Mike Huckabee has some nice things to say about….

Mitt Romney: The former Massachusetts governor’s record was “anything but conservative until he changed the light bulbs in his chandelier in time to run for president.” And he reminds us that Romney suggested, during one debate, more investment in high-yield derivative stocks as a solution to economic woes. “Let them eat stocks!” Huckabee jokes. (Dave clean that egg off your face).

Fred Thompson: Huckabee maintains that Thompson’s biggest mistake was strategic: he didn’t understand the need to expand the Republican Party beyond its base. “Fred Thompson never did grasp the dynamics of the race or the country, and his amazingly lackluster campaign reflected just how disconnected he was with the people, despite the anticipation and expectation that greeted his candidacy,”

Conservative Christian leaders: “It was like playing Whac-a-Mole at the arcade — whatever issue I addressed, another one surfaced as a ‘problem’ that made my candidacy unacceptable.”

Elders of the social-conservative movement: as being “more enamored with the process, the political strategies, and the party hierarchy than with the simple principles that had originally motivated the Founders.” Later, Huckabee writes, “I lamented that so many people of faith had moved from being prophetic voices — like Naaman, confronting King David in his sin and saying, ‘Thou art the man!’ — to being voices of patronage, and saying to those in power, ‘You da’ man!’ ” (Someone got the name wrong: It’s supposed to be “Nathan”)

Texas-based Rev. John Hagee: “I asked if he had prayed about this and believed this was what the Lord wanted him to do,” Huckabee writes of the conversation. “I didn’t get a straight answer.” Months later, McCain rejected Hagee’s endorsement because of controversial remarks the pastor had made about biblical interpretations.

The “real threat” to the Republican Party: “not so much concerned with the libertarian candidate Ron Paul’s Republican supporters, as he is with a strain of mainstream fiscal-conservative thought that demands ideological purity, seeing any tax increase as apostasy and leaving little room for government-driven solutions to people’s problems. “I don’t take issue with what they believe, but the smugness with which they believe it,”

: “aren’t interested in spirited or thoughtful debate, because such an endeavor requires accountability for the logical conclusion of their argument.”

National media
: “”Reporters facilitate the greedy and grubby process whereby too many elections go to the highest bidder and his sharpie hirelings,” he writes. He remains sore about the degree to which a candidate’s credibility is judged by his or her bank account and notes that during the debates, he was often asked about religion while the other candidates dealt with questions of government policy. Why, he asks, was a “floating cross” in the window of one of his ads such a media controversy when reporters gave a pass to a Barack Obama direct-mail piece that obviously photographed the Democrat before a large Christian cross? ”

The obvious answer to that simple question (and I’m surprised that Huckabee does not understand it), is that reporters tend to be of rather stupid heritage, often barely getting through to their graduation (again if at all), due to the copious amounts of beer consumed throughout the journey of their academic process.. Everyone who goes to college… knows that.. Candidates on the other hand,….. usually tend to do well in their academics, John McCain being excluded of course as the exception that proves the rule….

(By the way… Chuck Norris really does work out on his Total Gym at home).

But what Huckabee’s book actually does show, and it is a must read for those who love politics… (meaning the people side)… is that the same populism existed on both sides of the party divide…. In one party, it was allowed to express itself and the populist candidate won….. On the other side…. it was squelched and deemed dead before it started, and left to squander in the land of the unmentioned….. Had the natural evolution worked its magic…ie had the spotlight not been so intently focused this time around, to wither any new growth before it had a chance to root,……Republicans everywhere could have still lost, but without the bitter recriminations with which they gouge each others eyes today…

It could have been a closer race..

Which leads all to the brilliant fact of wisdom… ” You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

American people because of their mass, are inherently more in tune with reality, than any of our party’s appointed leaders… Our best leaders are those ones who connect with us.

Eight Days later Republican Signs STILL UP at Polling Place

It’s been a week, and this is at a heavily traveled polling place… Eight days later, even in the most obscure places of this state, Democratic signs are long gone…. But at a polling place?

On November 4, 2008, this political party struck the iceberg, head on, and sunk with few survivors.

FLS File Photo  John Clatworthy
Photo Courtesy of FLS

FLS is in charge of most of the Republican races in this state…

They have a commercial that says of the fourth district.. Why is Katz Attacking Clatworthy…

He’s not…

But since i don’t have any connection whatsoever to anything Democratic… I’m just a voter who makes up his own mind…. I can answer that question truthfully..  Here is why every normal Delawarean is attacking John Clatworthy… It is a shame that since Dr. Katz is running against him, that common decency belies that he must remain silent on this issue….

But I don’t have to…

Here is why I am attacking John Clatworthy….






















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