Rick Spanier 
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Re: “Danehy

If Danehy was simply bashing Trump, so what? What Danehy is saying is that the portion of the electorate that abandoned the Democrats, did so because they are stupid and deplorable. His scorn speaks volumes about his own limited intelligence and empathy and perpetual reliance on his own rags to riches climb out of poverty - a story that is hardly unique in our history - or one that he hasn't trotted out dozens if not hundreds of times over the years. He needs to get some new material.

9 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Rick Spanier on 06/22/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Danehy

Yeah, all those former Democrats turned into imbeciles in one election cycle. All those vaunted union members who were stalwarts of the Democratic Party are now lazy ass fools who didn't smell the coffee while drinking Democratic kool-aid. Yeah, the Republicans are plutocrats but Hillary Goddam Clinton got her millions and millions by pluck. Hey, Danehy you want to compare family freaking histories, anytime asshole. We are watching the duopoly circling the drain with both parties imploding but lets take shots at the intelligence of desperate folks who were abandoned by their base party that has ignored them and taken their votes for granted. I can't stand Trump but get a grip and recognize his election says as much about the feckless and ineffective Democrats as the bullies and bigots you dump on. Deplorable? Eat me.

10 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Rick Spanier on 06/22/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Southern Arizona Stands Against Proposed Border Wall

CW

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Nassau County. Dodgers and then the Mets. I blame Hillary's hubris for the mess we are in and wish she would now simply sit down and shut the fuck up. (I liked the Libertarians but they had the wrong guy heading up the ticket) ... (Weld would have done much better in the general election).

That said and back to NY street smarts: one thing I always liked about us New Yorkers is our uncanny ability to see through a brick wall of bullshit. On Trump we disagree...this guy defines a NY bullshitter ...but I will bet you a Nathan's hot dog he is out in under a year through resignation or indictment and impeachment.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 06/09/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Southern Arizona Stands Against Proposed Border Wall

CW

Thanks, I appreciate your comment.

Trump, to me, has proven himself unfit for the office of president, and I don't use the term unfit lightly. I question his mental health as evidenced by his reflexive and counter-productive tweets and failure to understand he won the election and that the campaign is now over. It's time to govern. He doesn't have the intellectual capacity or attention span to understand the world around him, the nature of our alliances and their importance to this nation, or the basic operation of the government he is now in charge of. I can go on but you get the gist.

Back in the 60's when we were storming the ramparts, we would chant "the whole world is watching" as we were beaten and gassed. Today the chant would be different.

The whole world is laughing.

That's not good for us as the world's greatest democracy or for his party which is intent on setting the clock back to when America was "great" (sometime between the end of WWII and the passage of the Civil Rights Act). I am an independent, unaffiliated voter veering between progressivism and libertarianism. I hold the Democrats in the same low esteem as their Republican counterparts. Both parties, each in its own way, are circling the drain which definitely is not a great state of affairs heading into perilous waters with a fool as president and two irrelevant political parties with a stranglehold on electoral politics.

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Rick Spanier on 06/09/2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Southern Arizona Stands Against Proposed Border Wall

Never listen to MSNBC and can't stand Rachel Maddow. Never listen to faux news except for an occasional laugh.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 06/09/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Southern Arizona Stands Against Proposed Border Wall

You want a more secure America and believe a half-assed wall will do the trick?

I have better Ideas and suggestions for Orange Caligula:

Take Russian interference into US elections seriously. They are not our friends and are laughing at you.

Don't align our climate policy with the only nation on the face of the earth that never signed onto the Paris accords because its brutal dictator was too busy committing genocide against his own people.

Develop even stronger ties with our traditional allies and treaty partners. Duh, these are our friends.

Read the freaking Constitution and if it's too complicated, hire a tutor.

Stop lying to your base of low information voters with promises you laugh at behind their backs.

Hire come competent help...you need to stop making a fool of yourself

26 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rick Spanier on 06/09/2017 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Danehy

Obama was a good, not great, president. Given the nature of the disloyal opposition's obstructionism and thinly veiled contempt, he did a decent job and left office with higher approval ratings than Trump will ever enjoy. That said, I notice similarities in the policies of both these presidential polar opposites. If you (on both sides) can cast aside your selective outrage, consider:

Both Obama and Trump set out to deport millions of undocumented with the assurance "only the criminals will be targeted." Both lied, and to date Obama holds the records for deporting the most undocumented without criminal histories - a number in the high hundreds of thousands if not millions.

Both Obama and Trump administrations brokered arms deals to our enemy in Saudi Arabia to the tune of over $100 billion. Remember 9/11 and the Saudi export of virulent radical terrorist ideology through an expanding network of madrases.

Both the Obama and Trump administrations actively engaged in an assault on US public schools under the premise of school improvement with funding going largely to private sector leeches. Remember Arne Duncan? I do. Like Betsy DeVos? I don't.

So if we take a moment to set aside our partisan-based disgust with either the former or present president, it might be a good idea to begin considering what forces propel two presidents who could not be more different in style and demeanor from pursuing the same destructive objectives.

33 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Rick Spanier on 05/26/2017 at 6:53 AM

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