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Birds of a feather
Also in this category is “Little Marco” Rubio (so named by Trump) who is willing to vote for the man who repeatedly insulted him during the primary campaign. Another gutless wonder.
They know that Donald Trump’s voting base cannot be further expanded. But if they can convince Clinton voters to stay away from the polls, that base might be enough to win some “battleground” states for the G.O.P. To do this, the Republicans are emphasizing Hillary Clinton’s handling of emails, her reaction to the Benghazi tragedy, her husband’s marital infidelities two decades ago and her relationship to the Clinton Foundation. Anyone who has been active in politics for as long as Hillary Clinton has been has done things and made comments which may be open to criticism. The Republicans have chosen to magnify these incidents a thousand fold, to an extent intended to keep Hillary Clinton’s supporters away from the polls. That is their plan.
But the things they are bringing up are infinitesimal compared to the total lack of qualifications of their candidate whose experience in the business world involved stretching his activities to the limits of the law, allowing him to get away with far more unscrupulous things than the Republican Party is trying to pin on Hillary Clinton.
Certainly it does not warrant risking a war, but keep your eyes and ears open in regard to how we get even with them. Vladimir Putin has some dirty laundry of his own which sooner or later may be exposed to his disadvantage in the unending struggle for supremacy which goes on in Russia.
This could be remedied by a Constitutional Amendment requiring that Congressional representation be determined proportionately. To illustrate this, and this is an over-simplification, if a State had 2,000,000 Republican Congressional voters, and 1,600,000 Democratic Congressional voters, that State would get five Republican Representatives and four Democratic Representatives. The way “gerrymandering” works, however, results in such a State having perhaps six Republican and only three Democrats in Congress. I don’t expect this to happen in the foreseeable future.
I Wrote a Letter
Here’s the text of a letter from me published 10-26-2016 in the South Florida Sun-Sentinal.
Communications ... They are a-Changing
Ninety percent of the stuff the Postal Service leaves in my mailbox gets thrown into the “paper trash” bin before I get back in my house. Whatever is important, sooner or later, I will transfer over entirely to my computer as banks and others with whom I have a business relationship are constantly urging me to do. Certainly when they start charging me to send stuff to that mailbox in front of my house, that I will finally make that change. At that point, my relationship with the USPS will shrink to practically nothing. Packages and things which must, for some reason or other, be delivered quickly will entirely become the province of Fedex or UPS. The Postal Service will continue functioning as the prime distriibutor of unwanted advertisements and solicitations at dirt cheap rates, subsidized by you and me. (Fedex and UPS won't be subsidized in that manner.)
Next on the list of things which will have to go is my "landline" traditional telephone. Again, the vast majority of the calls which come in, especially during an election year, are totally unwanted and unwelcome. Sadly, my telephones have the capacity to block only twenty callers’ numbers. I wish that number were expanded five-fold! (When I stop to think about it, the only reason I have that phone anyway is because it is a necessary adjunct to my burglar alarm system, but advances in technology may soon change that.)
I Can Play the "Innuendo" Game Too
In an earlier blog posting, I discussed the use of “innuendo” by Donald Trump in attacking Hillary Clinton by implying things which probably have no basis in fact. He often prefaces such "innuendo" with disclaimers such as "people are telling me" removing him from responsibility for what he is saying, but then goes on to exploit the undocumented information anyway. At this time, I am going to engage in some “innuendo” of my own directed at Donald Trump by asking the question of whether he might have an eye problem? Does he? You decide!
- Dry eye
- Corneal diseases
- Retinal disease (e.g., cone dystrophy, retinitis pigmentosa)
- Vitreous disease
- Optic neuritis
- Head injury
- Pituitary tumors
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage