Rick Spanier 
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Re: “Danehy

Have to agree with Tom: "I've been listening to her (Conway) talk for months now and I can honestly swear that I have not heard her answer one direct question with a direct answer. Her powers of deflection are off the charts."

Yeah Tom, but wasn't that quite the outfit she wore for the inauguration (reminded me of Nixon's Palace Guards). Eye roll.

But now for the fun part:

Nancy Pelosi spoke - rambled incoherently - at a CNN Town Hall the other evening. The highest ranking septuagenarian white millionaire Democrat managed the impossible. She made Conway appear reasonable and responsive. When questioned repeatedly what WILL the democrats do to fight back against Trump's ongoing rampage, she empathized wonderfully, offered a mini-me Hillary Clinton brain dump on each issue and then REFUSED TO SAY WHAT THE HELL THE DEMOCRATS HAVE IN MIND. Zilch. Nada. Didn't even hear the question so prepared was she to strut her policy chops.

The media (including the NYT's Charles Blow) are now begging "when will the Democrats grow a spine?"

When that manatee in the Yukon runs a four minute mile. That's when.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 02/02/2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

My mistake, my apologies

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 01/26/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Would have been nice if the TW had bothered to announce the details of the march in the week preceding. Great reporting after the fact.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 01/26/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Danehy

Last week we witnessed an amazing number of marches and protests in 600 cities around the world. All I could think was WOW! Then I read that 6 of the 7 Democrats vying for the DNC leadership did not attend any of the marches. They were too busy sunning themselves in Florida in a meeting hosted by party mega donors. What a buzz kill.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 01/26/2017 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Danehy

Of course Trump doesn't care about the workers. The same workers who felt abandoned by the Clinton Gang who as I recall left the White House as virtual paupers and today now are worth hundreds of millions. And Hillary's "band of Wall Street wizards and Corporate CEOs?" That's the point. The Trump supporters were grasping at straws, they understood the Dems had written them off as bought and sold long ago.

You mistake my disgust with the Clintons as support for Trump. Not hardly.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 12/10/2016 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Danehy

Reality Star

One person's gullibility is another's desperation. For those without work, or working multiple jobs to barely make ends meet or barely making ends meet on a salary that hasn't increased in fifteen years Trump's message might be seen as at least acknowledging their pain. Demeaning them is, as we've seen, a fool's choice - Hillary's Deplorables made the only case available to them .

Desperate times often call for desperate measures - Trump's victory should be understood as a Hail Mary pass by a large segment of the working population with nothing left to lose.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 12/10/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Danehy

Danehy gets it right: Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election in the Electoral College despite winning the popular vote decisively. Glad to hear Danehy, apparently now a recovering Democrat, concede defeat without pointing fingers, making excuses and hoping for, mirabile dictu, a magic reversal in the EC.

The reasons for the Clinton loss are less mysterious than her apologists admit: the voters weren't buying very old wine in a shapeshifting new plastic bottle. The tone deaf DNC refused to accept the fact that voter "distrust" of Clinton was actually a tepid description of the real issue, many voters actually despised her - and not because of "30 years of attacks" by the far right. The Democrats became lost in the weeds an assuming they could hold on to the coalition of 2008 and 2012 Obama supporters while continuing to neglect the workers - remember them? - who once formed the backbone of the party.

Anyone not blinded by party-sanship should have recognized the incredible, boisterous enthusiasm expressed in the Sanders and Trump rallies meant something really important; that professional politicians are as esteemed as Tom's chicken rapists. In the end, the shocking spectacle was the Democratic Party imploding while the Republicans formed a national conga line and danced in the streets. Maybe the new Democratic leader, 76 year old millionaire Nancy Pelosi will come to the rescue. And maybe pigs will be spotted flying over the dome of the county courthouse.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 12/10/2016 at 8:43 AM

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