This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Perfectly Sanguine Republican

    
We have the most accomplished stable of presidential candidates perhaps in history. For that reason, I can honestly say that I can kick back and relax during this entire primary process.   There is not a single one that I could not support when the time comes.  

Besides being accomplished, each of them are articulate spokespersons on why historical conservatism and capitalism have made this country greater than any other political philosophy in history and will do it again. Some of these leaders have already demonstrated conservatism’s ability to be successful.

Also, we have such a diversity to select from. We have a female, a black, two Hispanics, Yankees, Southerners, Midwesterner and westerner.

Having said all that though, I still would prefer to have a non-politician. It is the political class which has so disappointed us. When you think of it, the very definition of the term politician is a person, always politicking, making moves with eyes on the next election. "If I do this or that I will lose–my contributions will dry up--and if I don’t bring home the bacon, I am finished." Such thoughts are in the DNA.

But praise to Yahweh, I am not on the other side. How would you like to be choosing from just two old never-have-accomplished-anything Bolsheviks?

78 comments:

Sarkazein said...

Not to mention ole what's his name. I would be happy with all but one of the candidates if my choice didn't make it. But I would still vote for that candidate rather than an old socialist, a Marxist thug, or someone whose name I can't remember.

USS Rodger Young said...

I'll vote for Ted Cruz. Still haven't decided on Trump. Cruz is willing to abolish the IRS and shrink government. He will shut down the uneeded Federal Government to do it. That's my kind of guy. The rest, with the possible exception of Trump, won't do that. Ted Cruz is the man, but not sure if the sheeple moderate Republican liberals are able to see that at this late stage in their transition to liberalism.

Cyclops said...

The ideal election scenario for conservatives: Rubio vs Sanders. Second best set up, Rubio vs Hillary.

Sarkazein said...

The best election scenario is CRUZ vs Sanders. The country deciding once and for all.... US Constitution or Socialism, Free Enterprise or central government control. God given rights or government given rights.

Wolf's Head said...

"Cyclops said...
The ideal election scenario for conservatives: Rubio vs Sanders. Second best set up, Rubio vs Hillary."

Rubio WILL betray you just as Traitor Tillis has.

I don't mind if you are too stupid to realize this, but I do mind you and other republican sheep dragging the rest of us along the path the democrats have set.

Anonymous said...

What is in the Constitution to prevents Democratic Socialism? What is in the Constitution that supports raw capitalism?

Anonymous said...

How about those jobs numbers? 4.9% Obama is doing an outstanding job!

Whitey said...

Someone pass the KoolAid.

Sarkazein said...

Someone noticed there are more Hardee's biscuit makers working now.

Sarkazein said...

Part time

Anonymous said...

"How about those jobs numbers? 4.9% Obama is doing an outstanding job!"

Fewer people working or looking of work don't count on unemployment. And look at median income from the time Obama took office to now. It's gone down. More people forced to work 29 hour a week jobs, but, hey! a job's a job, right? Sark's right on with the part time comment. Thanks, Obamacare! What an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Conservatives have opposed nearly everything President Obama has accomplished but history, facts and arithmetic continue to prove Peesident Obama's public policy correct.

Anonymous said...

"Peesident Obama"

How accidentally accurate...

Anonymous said...

I'm happy you were able to fine comfort and reassurance in my typo, but the facts remain, Conservative public policy only helps the corrupt and the greedy.

Wolf's Head said...

"Conservative public policy only helps the corrupt and the greedy." a nony ass

Oh really? And just how well does the lefty president help the working people in the US?

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=231086

Look at the important stat, how many people are actually working, not how many eligible people have dropped out of the workforce and don't count towards the unemployment rate.

That's MILLIONS of poor and working class people who aren't working, thanks lefties.

We now have over 45 MILLION people on food stamps thanks to Obama and the lefties.

http://www.hngn.com/articles/109231/20150714/number-of-americans-on-food-stamps-exceeds-45-million-for-four-straight-years.htm

Of course, the lefties claim to be "compassionate" for having these people on food stamps after killing their jobs, what 'nice' people.

Sarkazein said...

"I'm happy you were able to fine comfort..."

How much was the comfort fine?

Anonymous said...

Most of those that you claim to have dropped out of the workforce, are those people that have come to the age of retirement and were naturally leaving the workforce.

Anonymous said...

anon @ 10;58.
On behalf of all of us other anonymous posters, we would appreciate it if you would adopt a posting ID. The stupidity shown by your comments is giving all of us other anonymous posters a bad name.

Anonymous said...

Read this Anon 12:13. I bet you won't. It has a lot of words and facts.
http://ritholtz.com/2015/11/labor-force-participation-rate-is-a-non-issue/

Anonymous said...

What do conservatives think the participation rate should be? Should children under 15 be part of the work force? How about retirement age adults? What age would conservative set for retirement? How about young mothers, do they get any time with a new infant? Students studying to be engineers and doctors, should they drop out of school to join the work force? High School student, would conservatives want them to become dropouts to join the work force? Those with serious illness, how long can a cancer patient work while being treated?
Liberals I believe want a more compassionate and humane society.

USS Rodger Young said...

Conservatives think the participation rate should include liberal socialists like Nonymouse Coward who suck off the welfare system and tell others they should work!!!! We are telling YOU to get off your welfare duff and get to work and quit using my hard earned taxpayer money to fund your laziness.

Your ole pal

USS Rodger Young

U said...

I'd rather see 15 year old working than in front of a TV playing Nintendo. Work builds character (something nonymouse cowards hate), and most of today's lazy, institutionalized youth have zero character or work ethic. The "me generation" is ready to support a socialist because the current socialist (Hussein obummer) gave all their jobs away to criminals (illegal aliens). LOL. Stings don't it!!!!

Your ole pal

USS Rodger Young

brooke powers

USS Rodger Young said...

Anyone seen a re-run of "Doomsday Preppers". Now why in the world would Nat. Geo. Channel take off their highest rated show with nary a rerun?

Anonymous said...

Can a 15 year old watch Doomsday Preppers instead of working? Would that build the necessary "character"?

Democratus Rex said...

Excellent economic numbers for a Romney administration.

Anonymous said...

There's that smell again....

Blogger said...

Fostering on us a law breaker and a liar plus an old burned out Bolshevik, I really did not expect any on the other side to have the nerve to come on this thread. But they did. It reveals how totally out of touch with reality they are or, maybe they just did not read it because they certainly didn’t give evidence of it.

Sarkazein said...

U- Well said.

Anonymous said...

We still don't know what the participation rate conservatives think would be considered as good? This is a simple question requiring just a slight about of critical thinking.

Wolf's Head said...

"We still don't know what the participation rate conservatives think would be considered as good? " a nony ass

SIMPLE, so that even lefties can understand.

Any legal resident who wants to work CAN work, FULL TIME (40 hours).

Obamao has created a part time, minimum wage workplace with his Obamacare fiasco.

His policies are killing good paying, full time jobs.



USS Rodger Young said...

obummercare is indeed killing us. His policies, similar to his policy on paying billions to Solyndra, will cost us dearly. Sadly, the minions who support this commie dolt are too amoeba like to call him on it. Typical liberal socialists - continue to tax the hardest workers to support the lazy welfare class (themselves). LOL!! Stings don't it.

Your ole pal

USS Rodger Young

Wolf's Head said...

MORE lefty job killing.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-06/minimum-wage-surged-6-cities-last-year-then-happened

Anonymous said...

Conservativism is an ideology with no history of success, none. Reagan is celebrated but his so called success is fictional. Reagan cut ant ran, traded sold guns to Iran, raised taxes and still ran up a huge deficit. Conservative don't do reality.

Wolf's Head said...

To A nony ass 11:07

Try posting without hitting the bong first.

Democratus Rex said...

Back from your Rhodesian vacation, Wolf?

Anonymous said...

More facts about minimum wage:
http://ritholtz.com/2016/02/156225/

USS Rodger Young said...

Democrapus Perplexed,

Wanna go head to head my liberal friend, or will you flee the field again? LOL!! We could talk about Solyndra, invasion of Libya, lines in the sand in Syria, or the fact Vladimir Putin puts Hussein obummer to shame as a leader? LOL!!

Your ole pal

USS Rodger Young

Bernie Smith

Anonymous said...

My questions are simple'

How have conservatives advanced society and the lives of working Americans?

Was Social Security a conservative solution to seniors in poverty?

Was The Civil Rights Act supported by conservatives?

Was the NASA Space Program supported by conservatives?

Was Organized labor's demands for higher wages, worker safety, 40 hour work week, overtime pay, vacation time off, pension, workman comp, insurance supported by conservatives?

What have conservative done for your family?

Democratus Rex said...

I'm too busy investigating Doomsday Preppers and the Blowing Rock land trade (that no one has heard of).

Democratus Rex said...

Do you want to talk about under $2/gallon gas, bin Laden killed, 5 years of continuous job creation, 4.9% unemployment? You can idolize the criminal, Putin. I'll let you have that one. And let's not forget that Rhodesia is the only conservative success story ever proffered on this blog.

Sarkazein said...

Gasoline was less than $2 a gallon when Obama took office. You ignore the part-time status of the "job growth".
The Saudis are trying to defeat US energy independence. The little goof answers that by wanting to put a $10 a barrel and more massive regulations on US oil drilling.
Did you enter the US from Malawi by way of Canada?

Sarkazein said...

Above should read: ... a $10 a barrel tax on oil.

Democratus Rex said...

Still, a bargain.

USS Rodger Young said...

Still a bargain when your on public assistance and use other's money for your personal gain. Laziness being rewarded in other words. LOL!!!

Sarkazein said...

The Obama sycophants didn't blame him when gasoline went from $1.80 to $3.80 but give him credit when after years it falls to $2.00 with the help of the Saudis. Even worst they don't blame him for the huge increase in part-time jobs and underemployed people or even the huge increase in food stamp recipients.

Anonymous said...

Blame the job creators. They control the game.

USS Rodger Young said...

And who are the "job creators." It's not ma and pa America as they are unable to create jobs due to regulation. The same regulations that liberals love.

Anonymous said...

Ask your Ayn Randian republicans that ran on job creation.

Sarkazein said...

Under Obama, the Chrysler Corp was given to the Italians, GM was ENRONED, and now FORD is having to produce more out of Mexico. CLICK HERE.

Anonymous said...

Eisenhower was the last successful Republican president.

The Eisenhower Admin, over implemented much of the Marshall Plan, began school integration, and the very socialist Interstate Highway System.

Eisenhower warned about the Military-Industrial Complex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY

USS Rodger Young said...

It wasn't Solyndra. Liberals 6 years ago were yapping about solar panel production being a key to the future. Ayn Randians knew better. There happens to be a country called China who manufactures everything cheaper than can be done here in America (due to regulation). Same for solar panels. Not a peep from the liberal socialists now that China makes all the solar panels. Solyndra anyone? LOL. Stings don't it.

Your ole pal

USS Rodger Young

Bill Carver

Anonymous said...

USS Rodger Young

I've never figured out why conservatives oppose wind and solar energy? Do conservatives fear making a cleaner, renewable energy source and creating jobs manufacturing, installing and maintaining this new renewable energy is a Liberal idea that could change their minds about believing in science, arithmetic and people they hate?

Wolf'e Head said...

"I've never figured out why conservatives oppose wind and solar energy?' Some lefty idiot

Because it is not economical. Would ask you to do the math but I don't want you to hurt yourself.

However, I do have a 50 Watt solar panel that I use to charge the battery for the electric fence that protects my Apiary, and to experiment with for charging reusable AA and AAA batteries for portable devices, which a ALOT more than the majority of the leftist "GEE we gotta save the planet crowd" have done.

By the way, MANY Conservatives have solar or wind power, along with micro-hydro and homemade fuel powered generators so they can go Off Grid, and not be under the fascist thumbs of their local power companies.

By the way, we hate you because you deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Wolf

Let me understand solar or wind power, along with micro-hydro and homemade fuel powered generators are all good as long as they don't compete with major power companies and the fossil fuel industry?

At what point in history did the NASA space program which gave us most of the world's current tech knowledge of iPhones, weather satellites, computers components become economical? Conservative are generally not visionaries.

Anonymous said...

technology

Wolf's Head said...

"Let me understand solar or wind power, along with micro-hydro and homemade fuel powered generators are all good as long as they don't compete with major power companies and the fossil fuel industry? "

Not what I said.

I said it's not economical, it's not a effing "social" judgement as you lefties like to make everything.

I would prefer ALL homes and businesses be independent of grid power as a means of increasing freedom and decreasing dependency. I don't care if it's solar, fusion, wind power or Drex farts that powers it.

How stupid are you?

(Don't answer that)

BY the way, we still hate you.

Anonymous said...

Wolf

"BY the way, we still hate you."

I understand Conservatives invest a lot of energy in hate, that just easier than thinking.

Blogger, doesn't like Liberals posting here because it forces him and other to think or look foolish.

Anonymous said...

Wolf

Most of those thing you hate fellow citizens, fellow Christians, Fellow Republicans and fellow human beings are base on lies or your own ignorance. Lots of money is spent on propaganda targeted to your demographic just to fuel your hate,looks like they are getting a good return on their investment.

Sarkazein said...

How in the heck did Governor Jim Gilmore get by me? I just now started reading about him and what I read I like. He's a veteran with military intel experience. Oh, he's a Republican candidate by the way.

Cracker John said...

Another racist democrat who wants to run for President along with the other OLD WHITE democrats.


http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=231094

Happily Married said...

Conservatism at work:
http://usuncut.com/news/instead-of-helping-flint-michigan-republicans-just-passed-bill-making-sodomy-illegal/

Wolf's Head said...

I believe Bloomberg was a Democrat, before he ran as a Republican, and now says he's an independent.

He would probably run for President as a Democrat, since he is a freedom hating autocratic son of a b**ch.

Anonymous said...

"freedom hating autocratic son of a b**ch." from a right wing authoritarian wanting to restrict a woman's reproductive rights, human rights, civil rights, voting rights, religious rights and supporting an American police state.

Anonymous said...

The NH GOP base voted for a billionaire selling fear, human rights abuse, torture, bigotry, injustice and war.

Anonymous said...

When "Make America Great Again" is proffered, what period/president in American history are you hoping to return to?

Cyclops said...

Wolf's Head said:" I don't mind if you are too stupid to realize this, but I do mind you and other republican sheep dragging the rest of us along the path the democrats have set."

I don't mind if you're too stupid to recognize a political loser, but I do mind you and other extremists dragging the GOP down by insisting on idealogical purity and thus making it possible for another liberal to win the Presidency.

Sarkazein said...

January 19, 2009

Sarkazein said...

TRUMP is a long long long ways from "idealogical purity".

Cyclops said...

Sarkazein said...
TRUMP is a long long long ways from "idealogical purity".

But what about Cruz?

Sarkazein said...

Cyclops- CRUZ is the closest to pure Conservative I have seen as of late.

Cyclops said...

Sarkazein said: Cyclops- CRUZ is the closest to pure Conservative I have seen as of late.

He'd may be the purest Conservative, but he is also the surest Republican to lost a General Election for President to a liberal Democrat.

Sarkazein said...

Cyclops- That is what the primary season is for. Republicans can decide whether to try and beat back the onslaught of socialism or just try and slow it down. Two wrong guesses on who can beat whom, so far.... McCain and Romney.

Sarkazein said...

... and DOLE. Three!

guy faulks said...

Sark, making the point that a liberal lite Republican candidate is historically a certain way to loose a general election is accurate, but will never convince a party first Republican.

A conservative Republican candidate might lose due to the vast number of entitlement voters that want their bread and circuses, but we know what happens when liberal llte goes against liberal.

Personally, I support Cruz. I can support Trump.

Sarkazein said...

GuyFaulkes- Bush 41 (2nd term), Dole, McCain, and Romney are all great Americans. Bush 41 for his lifelong service to the country, Dole known for his word, McCain for his military career, and Romney as a good family man successful in business. They were up against a man known by his constituents as Slick Willy, a proven liar with the morals of a dog and an unknown with bad friends and a rotten Communist up-bringing and an admitted drug history. Obama lied to get re-elected. He lied about Obamacare and ISIS.
I am more convinced that the voters were bad, not the Republican candidates. I don't think being a good Conservative is going to cut it. If an electorate elects dogs as their choice, it's pretty much over.

gu faulkes said...

Sark, a person can be a great American without being a conservative. However, it would be difficult for him to be even a barely competent leader.without being a conservative.

You are correct in the problem being the voters picking a bad candidate. This is usually caused by the conservative vote being split among several candidates which allows the liberal lite candidate to get the nomination,

Sarkazein said...

Not what I said at all. The Left is more comfortable with scoundrels as their leaders. They are intimidated by good people. There is no other explanation for Bill Clinton being so popular with Democrats or Hillary with her defense of her rapist husband or Obama with his lies to his unwashed peasants. I am saying it matters not about how Conservative the candidate is.
Now it is spreading to the Republicans with people supporting TRUMP. He's not Conservative at all. His debate last night sounded like he was reading Michael Moore talking points.

Anonymous said...

Please share a few of those conservative achievements?