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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Democrats need to root for Cleveland teams

Robert Reich may be a mental midget but he is the only former labor secretary I can name. That is darned good self-promotion. His latest piece is in the Guardian, "It's Mueller time but don't forget: Trump has undermined the very idea of America."

Undermined the very idea of America? Seriously? What in the devil does that mean?

Reich began, "We may never know for sure whether Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin to obtain Russia’s help in the 2016 election, in return for, say, Trump’s help in weakening NATO and not interfering against Russian aggression in Ukraine.

"Trump and his propaganda machine at Fox News have so aggressively undermined the legitimacy of Robert Mueller’s inquiry – repeatedly conjuring a 'witch hunt' and maintaining a drumbeat of 'no collusion' – that Mueller’s report, whatever it shows, will almost surely be overwhelmed by a fog of alt-interpretation and epistemological confusion. What’s 'collusion?' What’s illegal? What’s unethical? Has Trump been vindicated or not?

"The real danger is that as attention inevitably turns to the 2020 campaign, controversy over the Mueller report will obscure the far more basic issues of Trump’s competence and character.

"An American president is not just the chief executive of the United States, and the office he (eventually she) holds is not just a bully pulpit to advance policy ideas. He is also a moral leader, and the office is a moral pulpit invested with meaning about the common good."

Reich turned policy molehills into moral mountains.

For example, "When he pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, for a criminal contempt conviction, he wasn’t just signaling it’s OK for the police to engage in brutal violations of civil rights. He was also subverting the rule of law by impairing the judiciary’s power to force public officials to abide by court decisions."

The man was charged with contempt of court for ignoring a court order that the new sheriff followed. A federal judge was going to send an 84-year-old law enforcement officer to jail for a process crime that ordinarily results in a fine.

Compare that to billionaire fugitive from justice Marc Rich's ex-wife donating $1 million to the "Clinton library" which resulted in a pardon from Bill Clinton that meant Rich would not have to pay $120 million (plus 15 years in interest) in back taxes.

Like most of the academia crowd that provides Democrats with their goofball ideas, Reich is a sore loser because he has not learned to lose. That makes losing harder.

This brings me to J.B. White, a conservative writer who is a Florida Gator and Jacksonville Jaguars fan.

Readers know I am a lifelong Cleveland sports fan.

His basketball team made the NCAA tournament and we exchanged tweets.

I'm gonna lose my damn mind if we can beat Michigan.
Ohio State fan assures you that you won't lose your mind when you beat That Team Up North

After the game came a second exchange.

Would have been good to test that assurance but the better team did prevail.
As a Cleveland fan, I too hate when that happens

Sports not only bring a community together, but they teach people how to lose.

The Browns have had two playoff appearances in 30 years in a league where 37.5% of the teams make the playoffs each year. On the other hand, we have had the fewest playoff losses in the past 30 years.

Their last NFL championship was 55 years ago.

The last Indians World Series championship was 71 years ago. They had six winning season in a 35-season stretch (1960 to 1993 inclusively). They went 47 years between winning even one game in a World Series.

The Cavaliers have one NBA championship in their 49 seasons in 2016. They will not make the playoffs this year.

One championship in three sports in 55 years. The drought at one point was zero championships in 51 years.

I cannot bring myself to Trumpenfreude LeBron James for failing to make the playoffs this year. He gave too much to the town of my birth to enjoy his sorrow now, even if he called the president a bum.

Clevelanders savor that one championship more than any other major league city savors their championship not because they came so close so many times but because they seldom came anywhere near the playoffs. ESPN's "Believeland" documentary is must viewing.

Hillary winning would have been just another Red Right 88 to us.

But Democrats are front-runners. They still refuse to accept the 30-state defeat President Trump and his deplorable, dregs of society supporters handed him.

Their refusal to do so shows that these bitter enders can never be trusted with power. America is watching. In a just world, Nancy Pelosi will be the last Democrat House Speaker for at least one generation until her party is deloused because right now, Reich and the rest are still too willing to burn down the country over the 2016 election. I would trust them with nothing sharper than an ice cream cone.

18 comments:

  1. All those early years of midget tossing seems to affected his brain.

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  2. The Democrats always play like winners even when they lose because the Republicans always play like losers even when they win. President Trump is fighting to change that attitude even as the rinos and never-Trumpers resist.

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    1. EXCELLENT Point, jim… :)

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    2. That's what "WINNING" means.

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    3. Yes...excellent! Republicans are much more comfortable losing. It's the role they've been assigned as a fake party. They're the Washington Generals to the Harlem Globetrotters. When they win, they're forced to lead. Heaven forbid!

      - Gary B

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  3. The democrats presume their voters to be brainless idiots. An accurate presumption.

    The republicans presumed their voters to be trustful followers of gop leaders.

    MAGA proved the democrats presumptions accurate and the republican presumptions as flawed as the republican gop leaders.

    MAGA continues to do so.

    The democrat leaders have always been naked as the king who had no clothes.

    The republicans who are similiarly naked have been and are being exposed by MAGA.

    MAGA is the restoring of Constitutional Republic principles.

    The democrats are, expectedly, repelled by this.

    The republicans who are also opposed to this are being exposed and even they cannot do anything to prevent their naked nasty from being known to MAGA.

    Cling to the uniparty hogs at your peril, democrats, republicans and any others posturing as principled Constitutional Republic patriots.

    MAGA is here to stay.

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    1. In your opening paragraph you missed the opportunity to quote, as a matter of law, that in America that "Every American enjoys the presumption of ignorance."

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    2. No.

      That particular right, to presumed ignorant, is the birthright of all those born in every nation other than our Constitutional Republic, since no other nation has ever applied our Constitution, word for word, principle for principle and made their own nation a Constitutional Republic of Sovereign States.

      Not one.

      Ever.

      So, the right to be presumed ignorant belongs to all other nations' citizens.

      We here, Americans, we have the right to prove ourselves ignorant. No presumptions either way are consistent with our Bill of Rights.

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    3. Some years ago I discovered that Australia's Constitution, adopted in 1901, was modelled on our own, modified to suit a parliamentary government but essentially the same as ours.

      Sadly, Australia did not choose to adopt our Bill of Rights, nor did they choose to become a Republic. So near, and yet so far!

      Australia is a lovely country, but it isn't a free country, and that breaks my heart.

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    4. Has any nation ever done otherwise?

      Altered before adopting our Constitution, and, thus altered, negated it's total effective results.

      Word for word, principle for principle, without deviation, distortion, mutation, modification, or diminishments of any kind?

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  4. Why accept defeat when you can believe a conspiracy in which you really didn't lose, you were betrayed and then, as Hillary said about Wisconsin, "shived". Conspiracy theory got Hitler into power after all and it insured Stalin could kill million without revenge. In a conspiracy you can relive the day of your betrayal over and over, experience that special joy anger only creates in the righteous. For those like Reich there was always a shooter on the grassy knoll, Jack Ruby was hired then killed by Sam Giancana, and Trump loves Vlad in an unnatural way. Already as predicted Muller is being denounced as a Republican and the whole thing a set up. One has to hope that common sense will prevail in enough of the public to pass to the next soap opera on another channel. This weekend there was a large for Trump in New York City of all places. He will get more votes in 20 than in 16 and RR will come up short again.

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  5. Reich has shown poor judgment in the past, too - he dated Hillary before she discovered Bill...

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    1. That’s a tough call. Who showed the worst judgement dating each other? Reich showed very bad judgement. So did Rodham. What a pair.

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    2. The burning question:

      Did he nail her?

      Or

      Did she peg him?

      Or

      Is the number 69 a clue?

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  6. Another confused Jew. Damn, they’re everywhere!

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  7. He is also a moral leader, and the office is a moral pulpit invested with meaning about the common good.

    The little Reichsfuhrer forgets who hired him to be SecLab.

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  8. He's always been a malicious dwarf, physically and in character.

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  9. The failure in our schools to have real sports -- with winners and losers -- means that everybody gets a participation trophy.
    But nobody learns how to lose gracefully.
    Fail.
    Big fail.

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