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Business Ventures

As a real estate magnate, Trump is accustomed to leveraging assets in order to fund new ventures . Only this time, the "asset" is the United States of America. In short - we're being played.  Trump's business acumen does not translate to governance, as the US is not an apartment building to be leveraged. Yet, we know that his campaign is soliciting money that would go directly to him and his personal interests .  We also know that Giuliani is charging the American tax payer upwards of $20,000 per day to "challenge" election results.  AND, we know that Trump is planning a new Trump-branded media outlet while he lambasts FoxNews (his most ardent media support) in his final days as President.  Trump's goal was never governance. It was self-enrichment. With a long history of scams, his last days as President are simply bringing this truth to the forefront. 

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Why Conservatives Want Statehood for Puerto Rico

  Happy Thanksgiving to all! 

Trump Was a Disastrous (Fake) Conservative

This blog is Conservative, not stupid. No matter how we slice it, the Trump presidency was one of unabashed and flagrant  nepotism , autocracy , and authoritarianism .  The national debt ballooned . (Despite the promise to eliminate it) The stock market sagg ed. (Despite the promise of the best "business man")  Gun rights have been restricted . (Despite the promise to fully support the 2nd Amendment) The pandemic highlighted non-existent leadership ability . (Despite claims of unfaltering leadership acumen)  Civil unrest protesting against frequent uses of unnecessary force was met with even greater shows of force .  We are losing international allies while cozying-up to despots . The level of basic and coherent discourse is at an all-time low.  

Partisanship

At 85, the libertarian tycoon who spent decades funding conservative causes says he wants a final act building bridges across the political divide.  Charles Koch Says His Partisanship Was a Mistake

Most Secure Election Ever

There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud and Trump seems to agree:   "...what a wonderful job the Trump Administration did in making 2020 the most secure election ever. Actually this is true"  Despite his public admission of unprecedented electoral security, Trump continues his authoritarian parallel claim that the electoral results are fraudulent .  Are the elections results valid? Yes.  Is Trump playing authoritarian by claiming both positions and attempting to manipulate the GOP base? Also yes. 

Statehood for Puerto Rico and DC

What if DC and Puerto Rico were granted statehood? Both jurisdictions have been asking (voting) for this for decades, yet Congress has failed on the issue.  Political experts posit both Puerto Rico and DC as swing states - with a leaning towards Republican. Yet, even after the House passed a statehood measure, the Senate refused to vote .  As an open question: Who is afraid of a voice for all Americans? Puerto Ricans ( who have no Congressional voting representatives and cannot vote for President ) and DC'ers are as American as you or me, yet lack full electoral power on a federal level. 

New Authors & Comment Moderation

Thanks for your patience! After a week of vetting new blog authors, we thank every single one of you who were interested. We have three new authors! All authors will use the name "Admin" here on this blog. Our authors are: A PhD in Political Science A local (WNC) business owner An (WNC) elected official Additionally, comment moderation has now been removed! In the first week of this new format we received far too many comments with racial/ethnic epithets and other untoward language - thus the need to moderate. We are happy that these horrid comments have ceased and that we can return to open commenting! 

Proud Boys

The "Proud Boys" group....those who Trump told to " stand back and stand by "....has taken a new turn. Kyle Chapman, the leader of the "Proud Boys Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights", has declared himself the de facto leader and voice of this group, stating : "We will no longer cuck to the left by appointing token negroes as our leaders. We will no longer allow homosexuals or other 'undesirables' into our ranks. We will confront the Zionist criminals who wish to destroy our civilization. We recognize that the West was built by the White Race alone and we owe nothing to any other race." This is the base of Trump-ism. This is not political conservatism. This is outright racism, fascism, and authoritarianism.

Voter Fraud

Trump continues his " no concession " campaign. This is yet another apparent fascist tactic to undermine our democracy. There has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud and Trump's own  voting integrity commission found no such voter fraud in the 2016 election either.  Same (false) story. Different year. And all meant to maintain autocratic power. 

New Admins

We should make a point to say that this blog has not been "stolen" (as Guy commented).  Blogger has retired and he turned the administrative and authorship responsibilities over to others. As such, we are revamping the voice and look of the blog - all for the better. Take a look at the first (post-retirement) post to review our newly minted tenets. 

New Blog, New Me

Following the retirement of Blogger and a return to reality, we're looking for enthusiastic contributors! If you'd like to author some blog posts and drive the future of A Watauga Conservative , please comment with your info: (all comments with info will be seen by the admin but not shared publicly on the blog) Name Email  Background/Résumé Areas of interest/specialty Why you want to contribute Thank you to all in advance! 

President-Elect

  Echoing this blog's "he won, get over it" message from 2016 -- Joe Biden has won the popular and electoral college vote.  We concede that Biden won the election and do not support Trump's attempts to undermine legal votes and the voice of the people. 

Anti-Fascist

Nearly (only) 82 years after Germany's Kristallnacht, Democratic supporters in California were targeted with eerily reminiscent paint markings .  As the above is a very clear fascist tactic, we repeat that this blog is (newly) anti-fascist and denounces this type of behavior. 

E Pluribus Unum

  With a new President, we are fully devoted to a renewed sense of community. We are: 1) Anti-Racist, 2) Anti-Fascist, and 3) Anti-Authoritarian.  All policies and behaviors should follow these basic precepts.