The Democratic Party was founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to promote agrarianism, political equality and expansionism.

Jefferson inspired the Revolution, while Madison tamed it with the Constitution. Andrew Jackson embraced populism and high tariffs.

Dan Freeman lives in Galveston.

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Dan Freeman

Error in sentence 3. Jackson advocated low tariffs.

Shanna Hager

[thumbup]

Emilio Nicolas

While your heart may be in a good place, your rendition of the history of the Democratic Party is so wrong as to be laughable. Jefferson and Madison founded the "Democratic Republican Party" and it was to primarily counter Federalism, as well as promote Agrarianism. The party at that time was popularly known as the "Republican Party" or the "Jeffersonian Republican Party", not to be confused by today's Republican Party. The Democratic Party was founded by a couple of genecidal racists, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren in 1828 an not related to Jefferson's Party. Because both of the current parties have undergone profound changes over the years, asking either to go back to its roots is rather impractical and won't happen. Further, the objectives you propose for the current Democratic Party are exactly what it is working towards. Are you unaware of the years between the Great Recession and today, when Republicans blocked almost all attempts at achieving those goals, either by use of the filibuster or by holding majorities in at least one chamber of Congress? Being unaware of the history as well as the current initiatives of this party have led you to a false premise.

David Hardee

You can recite history and events as the chronological evolution of political parties but the truth in the pudding is the eating. And today - for the last 58 years - the country has been on the descending path as the Federal Government has usurped freedoms of the the state and individuals with the exchange of power (votes) for (taxes payers providing) free largesse stuff.

And the Federals have used the discrimination of "free stuff" to create a society segmented as the inclusive and excluded entitled. Races, genders, sexual preferences, incomes, etc are used to make preferences for not only free stuff but also to created new preferential treatment under the laws as applied by the - at that time - political oriented justice system.

All these resulted in todays society being a caldron of chaos. The morals, ethics and civility, in general, are awful. Even the language is being bastardized by and with queer gender and sexual connotations. And the WOKE weirdo's are trying to indoctrinate children. All these corruption eminate out of the Democratic Party's "Big Tent" where the progressive liberals harbor with the protection of the once respectable Democratic leaders.

So, for all the effort of sensible composition this article is much rambling rhetoric that has no relevance or value on changing the path.

Vote wisely by eliminating the progressive liberals at every opportunity.

Emilio Nicolas

Most of the legislation you complain about was achieved through some compromise. You seem to want one political party which thinks just as you do. That's not going to happen, nor should it. As for chaos and lack of civility, etc., look in the mirror and at your political think alike pals. Your "little tent" includes white nationalists, Klukers, neo-nazis, election deniers, those threatening political violence, etc. Clean up your own house before presenting it as any kind of example to the rest of us.

David Hardee

When you look thru the wrong end of a telescope, you see and a miniscule of what you should see and use to make a conclusion. That narrow scope of my comment brings forth, you Emilio, with a comment laced with your inability to comprehend the context - insert your imagined perceptions, and make a personal challenge.

Emilio, I will recap for your edification what my comment proffered, clearly.

1. for the last 58 years this country has been on a descended path as the federal government gaine power and usurped the freedoms by pandering voters.

Those ponderings have been discriminatory and segmented the society. The Feds have also created laws that are particularized related to a discriminated portion of society. In conclusion I proffered that the - todays society - is chaotic and is awful. Next Is the identifying of some of the human attributes that have been corrupted and some of the agendas that have caused corruptions. And nexttI assign the culprit as being that progressive liberal cabal that is sheltered in the Democratic party's "big tent."

Now that I respectfully fleshed out my comment will you be able to understnd and dispute it on its context and or statements.

No where do I refer to "legislation." Factually most of the corruption have come about by "executive orders" which were with good intent and have been expanded to cause unintended circumstance - because they were view from the wrong end of the telescope. I.e. agendas for prohibition, affirmative action, immigration and abortion. Several hav eventually come under scrutiny as they have created chaos and been repealed - prohibition and or declared contrary with the Constitution.

I have no "tent." My house is country/society and that is the mirror where the image is awful.

Wise up, and if you voted for Biden, you look in the mirror, and observe the image of the awful society.

Personally, you should take you own advice - "Clean up your own" COMMENT "before presenting it as any kind of example to the rest of us."

Paula Flinn

Why is it that if a Church, or some rich benefactor, gives an academic scholarship or sports scholarship to a student who cannot afford the school tuition, it’s acceptable charity, but if the government does that with Health Insurance for all, or helping pay off student loans, it’s a “hand-out” and not acceptable? I propose it would be a “hand-up” for doctors, lawyers, and others, and not a hand-out. It’s more decent to help the middle class and poor than giving a tax cut to the rich and large corporations.

Just my opinion.

Carlos Ponce

Paula, the way Doppelganger Joe did it was not Constitutionally legal.

Charles Douglas

And on top of everything else ..look at the Veterans and homeless Americans living on the streets of our big cities with Biden doing nothing, but he can let in hundreds of thousands even millions of Illegals, Sex Traffickers Pediphiles, and Drug Smugglers and set them up with good food, housing, and expensive phones, and games at taxpayer's expense? It is a disgusting disgrace is the way I see it!

Gary Scoggin

Regarding homeless veterans, why are they still there after four years of Trump?

Charles Douglas

How do you know if veterans were on the streets when Trump was President? Maybe if You were a Veteran ...you might not ask such questions trying to shield a lame brain ex KKK Surrogate dodge his responsibilities he swore to perform in protecting our citizens of this great country we live in, instead of deliberately breaking the laws of the land by NOT SECURING THE BORDERS!

Ed Buckner

My opinion ion as well, Ms. Flinn.

Ed Buckner

[thumbup], Mr. Nicolas

Thomas Carpenter

Looks like the "Big Diesel" ran out of gas. Most of the candidates TFG supported lost bigly.

The red wave never materialized because the American people have grown tired of the "stolen election" lie and the MAGA cult.

Huddle among yourselves, pat each other on the back, cut another check to the Fat Dotard and sing Kumbaya! I hope you still think a loser who lost three popular elections is your savior and the Super Mole runs again!

Carlos Ponce

Thomas Dotard Carpenter, Democrats won ZERO County wide elections in Galveston County.

Thomas Dotard Carpenter, Democrats won ZERO state wide elections in the state of Texas.

But thanks for your post. Everyone needs a good laugh![beam]

Ed Buckner

What Carlottabull (c'mon folks, let's be careful to use correct names here) ignores, as usual, is the bigger picture. Carlottabull's hero, DJT, turned out to have over-sized influence within the Republican Party and under-sized sway in the overall population. Because illogical and irrational people like Carlottabull backed lies about stolen elections, candidates like Dr Oz in PA and, even more so, the GOP governor candidate in PA, got beat (just as DJT did in PA, GA, Az, MI, in 2020). GOP candidates like Brian Kemp and Brad Raffensperger here in GA, who are way too conservative for me, won handily in this still conservative state--but DJT-backed Herschel Walker didn't even come in first. He may still win in the 6 Dec runoff, but the more DJT weighs in, the worse Walker will do. TX is still, statewide, a GOP state. But if wackos like Carlottabull have their way, the Dems may manage to run off the GOP in another election or two. In the meantime, remember: "Brandon Won."

Charles Douglas

Sarge, Sarge! What are we going to do with you? You my man,...fifty grand and all, but you have to keep up marine,....keep your focus and watch your six! ( That's what I use to tell troopers under my leadership at Fort Bliss.) Take Trump for instance,....he is old news my friend! He was my main-man..but he keeps up to much noise, while packing a big stick! I can handle that, but the part I can't handle or tolerate is YOU DONT GIVE YOUR STICK TO THE ENEMY TO BEAT YOU CROSS THE HEAD WITH!!!

Now we have another Badddddddddd Man who will take his place! His name ...RON DESANTIS!!!!! MY NEW MAIN MAN!!! Respect this man, because he will be our NEXT PRESIDENT,....I MEAN A REAL PRESIDENT, not one who don't know his sister from his wife, or not one who can't read a teleprompter, or one who need cheat messages on the speech stage telling him which way to walk OFF the stage! We want a leader who don't go around shaking hands with individuals who can't be seen with the naked eye! [beam][beam][beam][beam]

Ohhh before I'm finished l would be less than an ingrate if I did not honor some of the WOKE candidates who have been swept out by that little red wave! Goodbye BETO, how much did the WOKE spend trying to elect a 3 time loser? Three-Hundred Million? Sounds right! Goodbye BIG Stacey...when will you stop playing the RACE CARD and talking about how bad WHITE people are? GOOD-GOODBYE TO you too WARNOCK, GO HOME & stop being a phoney preacher! Oh & you too "SAN-FRAN-NAN." You can take your lying self home now and try to help get all those homeless people off the streets! If you need a donation call me ....I like helping with that kind of stuff!

Lastly, I would like to congratulate conservatives everywhere! We might not have had the help of a BIG Red Wave, but we did what we had to do! We TOOK THE House, we will TAKE the Senate, We transformed Florida from a purple State to a Bright Red State, and we did some cleanup Work here in Galveston County! Rest assured we will get "Joe Cool " in 2024...I give my word as a BIDEN on that! [beam][beam]

Ed Buckner

[thumbup][thumbup], Mr Carpenter.

Jim Forsythe

What is unexpected is that Republicans made such modest gains. Especially after squawking so loudly about a "red tsunami".

This should be the signal to Trump to not run in 2024. The country has rebuked his brand of shenanigans yet again, and Democrats will turn out in droves to rebuke him once more if he ends up on the ticket.

What Republicans fail to realize is that Democrats aren't voting for candidates like Fetterman and Warnock as much as they're voting against candidates like Oz and Walker. Just like we didn't vote for Biden as much as we voted against Trump.

Carlos Ponce

Worry about Texas, Jim.

ZERO Democrats won state wide.

Worry about Galveston County.

ZERO Democrats won County wide elections.

Let the residents of other counties and states worry about their elections.

CELEBRATE TEXAS STATE WIDE AND GALVESTON COUNTY WIDE WINNERS!

[beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam]

Thomas Carpenter

Roast some more marshmallows boys and sing another chorus of Kumbaya; you're right on tune!

Carlos Ponce

Everyone I voted for scored won. Thomas Carpenter, tell us how many of your candidates won.

Thomas Carpenter

Tra la la la la! Chumming, chumming, scouring the seas for the Great White. He roams these waters with such aplomb (fling o’er a bucketful of demagoguery), he’s always right (add three pails of religious bigotry) and never Wong (caste into the sea a barrel of racial enmity). He smugly spumes on every subject (give a league’s worth of copy and paste the heave ho), and breaches in majestic splendor (toss overboard a pallet of ad hominem attacks), to plunge once more into the briny deep (spool out the Big Lie).

Tra la la la la! Chumming, chumming, scouring the seas for the Great White.

Jim Forsythe

Thomas, you are right about the non-red wave.

Charles Douglas

Mr. Ponce you were right about the WOKE losing their shirts 👕 👕 in this election red wave or not! Who cares about a wave when we took out San-Fran-Nan, BIG STACEY, Three time Loser Beto O'Rouke! We are on the verge of getting Warnock's fake behind too! The WOKE can brag about no wave if they want, WHO NEEDS ONE WHEN WE GOT ALL THAT ABOVE!

We want Joe Cool now and we are GOING TO GET HIM & " HUNTA!!" LOLOL. It is going to be some little o bitty investigations going on now that we have the HOUSE! Heat will be applied to EVERYBODY!!!! We are coming for them!!!!! Who needs a red wave? Lolo!

Ted Gillis

Ha. The red wave turned into nothing but a small plumbing leak.

And just for your information, Nancy was re-elected to her House seat, so she isn’t going away. Whether she looses the speakership has yet to be decided. Pay close attention.

Carlos Ponce

Nancy will no longer be Speaker come January.

Emilio Nicolas

"Just wait"

Gary Scoggin

Will Trump be President then?

Ted Gillis

Neither will Kevin McCarthy.

Carlos Ponce

You really think not?

Emilio Nicolas

Should Republicans take the house (remember, "Wait and See") it will be hilarious to watch the voting for Speaker. The Coco Puffs Republicans vs the realistic Republicans wanting to get something done or at least get reelected. The crazies will be making demands for how to waste the next 2 years (hearings on non-existing issues, Sasquatch sightings, etc.) while trying to decide on a Speaker amongst themselves with such a tiny margin! Almost as funny as the coming sh*%t show between The Donald and DeSanctimonious!

Charles Douglas

Let's get this clear,...Clear as can be! Nancy Pelosi will NO LONGER be Speaker of The House Of Representatives Period! Let's not get crazy here okay? For the record I don't care if Pelosi got a seat in the audience of The House,...in the cheap seats, along as that $#&$ gavel is not in ber grubby hands! Lolo.

That is enough Red Wave for me, along with Beto O'Rouke's ( The Three Time Loser ) closed mouth...thanks to Greg Abbott! I will relish the day a Consevative walks up and TAKES that gavel out of SAN-FRAN-NAN'S HANDS & start investigating somee of these clowns who have been committing crimes or who have neen covering up for.others who committed crimes!

Gary Scoggin

The MAGA coalition is a lot of things. Conservative isn’t one of them.

Carlos Ponce

Let Conservatives make that determination, Scoggin. You don't qualify. Conservatives want to Make America Great Again.

Charles Douglas

Yeah really? One thing Conservatives don't do is ride the backs of minorities by keeping them down and using taxpayers money to suppy free stuff, or pay off student loans as means to ...harvest votes! Another thing they are not known for is slaughtering the unborn in the womb! [wink][beam]

Charles Douglas

Yeah! Ole KKK Joe Slow is running a scam & hoax on African-Americans with his free stuff, and doing the same thing to YOUNG-Americans with his College Loan Forgivness Program which he knew would be struck down by the courts, but only after he HARVESTED THE VOTES from those who swallowed his WOKE lies!

Jim Forsythe

Nothing has been decided in a year when Republicans should have won the House race by 30 seats and should have won the Senate by 5 seats.

Republicans have won 211 seats in the House. What is being projected is they will end up with 220 seats. But they must win races such as CO-3:

This race wasn’t expected to be competitive, but GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert is in a very close race against Democrat Adam Frisch, with Boebert leading Frisch by just 1,122 votes.

Why is this race so close?

People are tired of her sideshow. She denied the 2020 presidential election results, interrupted President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech, and denigrated a Democratic member of Congress over their religion. Two years later, her antics may have cost her a job, as she's close to joining the ranks of Rep. Madison Cawthorn as one of the few members of Congress to get elected in 2020 but lose their bid for reelection after only one term in office.

The Senate may still stay in Democrat control. It is coming down to 3 races. Arizona has a long way until the winner is declared. At this time Kelly holds a good margin but that can change. Nevada, Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto was running slightly behind Republican Adam Laxalt, but with the remaining tens of thousands of uncounted ballots, still too close to call.

If the Arizona and Nevada seats split between parties, control of the Senate will be decided in Georgia.

Ed Buckner

And now, Mr. Forsythe, AZ has gone to the Dems (and NV may well also). Those of us in GA *may* just be voting on whether we want a dishonest and not very bright former athlete to represent us or a moderate Dem. In any case, you're certainly right about what you say (well), Mr. Forsythe.

Jim Forsythe

If the Republicans win the House, the Speaker of the House maybe someone like Liz Cheney. There is a movement with Democrats and Republicans backing her.

Carlos Ponce

You Liberals are a funny lot! You remind me of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail! Losing those seats ... "tis but a scratch!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmInkxbvlCs

Emilio Nicolas

Your constant denial of facts in so many of your posts make this Monty Python skit about the pet store owner insisting the parrot is alive. Perhaps the shop owner should have told the customer "just wait"! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvTBkjL6Dxo

Jim Forsythe

Update for Nevada. Friday evening more than 27,000 ballots were counted that put Cortez Masto within a few hundred votes of Laxalt, with an estimated 23,000 more votes in heavily Democratic Clark County yet to be tallied.

Jim Forsythe

Mark Kelly has won re-election in Arizona.

Carlos Ponce

And RFO still LOST![beam]

Jim Forsythe

He was not expected to win.

Carlos Ponce

At least he was on a TEXAS ballot.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, keep this in mind: GOD'S GAMBIT.

Ed Buckner

I'm not a believer, but if I was and if I thought God could make things happen, I'd have to believe that God was out to make DJT and his Trumpets (like Carlottabull) look mighty foolish. And it worked!

Jim Forsythe

So, Gods gambit is, not let a red wave happen! If Democrats win one more seat, that will be Gods plan.

This is a really good showing, when it was predicted that Republicans would end with a solid majority in the Senate.

At this time all the Democrats have to do is win one more seat. The Republicans have to win the remaining two seats.

Carlos Ponce

"So, Gods gambit is, not let a red wave happen! If Democrats win one more seat, that will be Gods plan." Jim, you silly puppy! You simply don't get it!

You will see God's hand in exposing the corruption which defines the Democrat Party. The law doesn't catch the thieves BEFORE the crime is committed.

Jim Forsythe

What I get is you think God is MEGA. God does not care what party one belongs to or if they even vote. God has already started the process for the MEAGS, that had a hand in Jan. 6 mess. Many have already gone to jail, just as God planed.

10% of the U.S. population are Maga and the numbers are dropping. Maga is just a faze that time has passed. The purging of the Maga politicians has started. 29% of Americans are Republicans.

You keep saying that all the rest are not Americans. Elections are set up with an outcome of winners and losers. Real Americans are the one that say, when they lost, they lost.

Carlos Ponce

"God does not care what party one belongs to...." Correct! But the Bible is clear about what He thinks of those who shed innocent blood which is what one party has no problems with.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, you hit the nail on the head. The reason the red wave did not happen is in part due to the abortion issue. Many said that was the reason they voted Democrat. This, and that they were tired of all the drama that has happen since Trump came on the scene. Also, they said that the GOP complained about the Democrats, but offered no solutions to what they were complaining about.

Some said they left the GOP because of Jan. 6.

The red wave should have happened, but the GOP did not know how to tell the American people what they would do to help them.

Thomas Carpenter

You're laughable Ponce; you and your prophets. By the way, have they divined a day when you're going to pay Bailey? It's been two years, you grifter. I'm surprised you show your face on this forum because everybody out here knows you're a liar and thief until you pay Bailey. If you're an example of Christianity, no wonder organized religion is in trouble filling the pews. It appears that the good religious upbringing you brag so much about condones lying and stealing. I'll stick with Lord Kon Tiki Viracocha.

Ed Buckner

[thumbup] and [lol], Mr. Carpenter!

Carlos Ponce

Thomas will see the hand of God ...soon!

Thomas Carpenter

Yes, and I expect to see Her giving you and the MAGA cult the finger as you descend into Hell.

Carlos Ponce

No, Thomas. That will not happen.

Thomas Carpenter

The death rattle of the MAGAs, you couldn't even flip the Senate, and you can thank Super Mole and his fantastic candidates for that. The Democratic Party keeps control. What a clever gambit by God, Mr. Ponce! No wonder a red wave no longer matters to the cult, the tides going the other way.

Ed Buckner

CNN just projected, at 9:17 pm ET, that Masto will be re-elected in NV and Dems will control Senate, whatever happens here in GA on 6 Dec.

Jim Forsythe

Now the Megas will make excuses for their failure.

Carlos Ponce

Failure? GOD's got this!

Thomas Carpenter

“… and we did some cleanup Work here in Galveston County ... " It’s called gerrymandering.

How convenient that it no longer matters that the red wave turned out to be a red whimper (the best mid-term election results in decades for the party occupying the White House and the worst showing in twenty years for the party out of power). Wild braggadocio looks good in print and certainly provides an outlet to release self-righteous rants, but then comes the sobering moment of the election results. My how expectations diminished from a “red tsunami” to Pelosi won’t be Speaker of the House. A smashing victory for the MAGA cult!

The shrill screams of the Fat Dotard reverberate through the electromagnetic spectrum as the Republicans left standing begin poking sticks at the Super Mole, sensing his Potemkin fragility. Apparently even Mr. Douglas has seen the light and abandoned the wretched sexual predator TFG in favor of the self-anointed chosen by God Ron DeSantis.

Mehmet Oz, Doug Maistriano, J.R. Majewski, Blake Masters, litterbox conspiracist Don Bolduc, all shot down in flames by a constituency sick of MAGA candidates continuing to sing the lies of a stolen election, all endorsed by Kim Jong Un’s boyfriend, the thief of national secrets, the biggest loser in election history, Bunker Boy himself.

Mark Finchim, Herschel Walker, Adam Laxalt, Kari Lake; all involved in close contests instead of the red purge so many predicted. Gretchen Whitmire wins reelection in Michigan as the MAGA morons who plotted to kidnap her sit in jail.

Even disgraced coup embracer Josh Hawley had to admit the MAGAs offer Americans nothing but hateful rhetoric and tax breaks for the rich. "You can’t expect independent voters to vote Republican unless you give them an agenda they care about," Hawley tweeted Friday. I wonder if the prophets ever considered that after their epiphanies?

"This is certainly a rejection of the MAGA base," said Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger. "It's also a huge message that candidate quality matters."

Galveston County is like the Shire, and the MAGA crowd is safe and cozy within its borders, but a great battle rages across the land and the forces of the MAGA cult are in full retreat. (The MAGAs might try putting their other jackboot on women's throats and see how that works out.)

Meanwhile, of 840 traitors arrested for Jan. 6th crimes, 145 of them have been sentenced to jail or prison so far with hundreds more to adjudicate for Super Mole’s attempted coup.

You won’t find a list of corrupt people in Biden’s administration like the convicted liars and thieves that populated Bunker Boy’s inner circle: Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates and George Nader. The majority of them scamming the MAGA cult for millions of dollars and pardoned by the biggest grifter of all.

I don’t hear that deep, satisfying belly laugh we were warned about that was supposed to follow the red tsunami election results. Oh wait, I do! It’s coming from the Democratic Party as they watch the MAGA cult self-destruct, going down with their lunatic candidates.

Send more money to Bunker Boy and maybe have Matt Gaetz introduce a bill in Congress to really enslave women! They must be punished for thinking and voting! Women caused the MAGA cult three humiliating defeats. Oh, you poor, gun carrying macho men; emasculated by the women you so desperately try to control.

Lysistrata strikes again!!

Paula Flinn

I’m dying, here, Tom…dying laughing! [beam][thumbup]

Carlos Ponce

As long as Democrats in Galveston County keep nominating candidates of the type they have been, Republicans have nothing to fear. Caveat to Republicans, beware of people who claim to be Republican but bray.

Ed Buckner

[thumbup], Mr. Carpenter.

Bailey Jones

[thumbup] Thomas. One more nail in the coffin of the Trumpublican Party. Now all we need is for Trump and DeSantis to burn down the rest of the house in a fight for the nomination. Imagine the damage done when DeSantis beats Trump, and Trump accuses the GOP of cheating him out of the nomination, and multiple states send slates of "alternate" delegates to the GOP convention and the party splits in half - Texas and the western states put Trump on their ballots while Florida and the south east run DeSantis. It's a scenario almost too delicious to contemplate.

Jim Forsythe

Yes, God does. That the reason Democrats will still have control of the Senate, in 2023 and 2024.

Carlos Ponce

Wait and see what God does next........Right now He is laughing at those who think they've won but really have not!

Emilio Nicolas

Carlos: If you are referring to those believing Trump won the election, you are right!

Carlos Ponce

No Emilio. This is in reference to the recent election. GOD was there as each person voted. He has all the hairs on your head numbered so keeping up with who voted for whom will be no problem.

Jim Forsythe

Youn are right, God is laughing at Mega.

Carlos Ponce

Mega?

Emilio Nicolas

Carlos: For someone who claims to be Christian, you certainly involve God for petty causes. This is blasphemous. Knock it off!

Carlos Ponce

Emilio, God knows the number of hairs on your head. "petty causes"???? You need to know God. You don't know Him.

Luke 12:6, 7 "Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins?* Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God.Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.

Ed Buckner

Emilio, God spoke directly to me and said, "Carlottabull is a blasphemous pretender and cannot and does not speak for me. I decided that the Dems should control the Senate for 2023/24 and that it should be very close in the House [I *may* let the GOP control, but I don't really trust them]. Donald Trump should never have been prez [my bad] and I was happy indeed to put my humble servant Joe Biden into office in 2020. And, Ed, you should start believing in me, because I'm a lot wiser than Ponce realizes." I still don't believe He exists, but that was an interesting message.

Emilio Nicolas

Carlos: You should watch the preachers on late night TV. They will tell you what God says. Then you can send them all your money!

Ed Buckner

Emilio is right--send anyone who says they know what God wants your money. My address is ....

Carlos Ponce

Oh, is that what you do, Emilio?

Emilio Nicolas

Obviously not Carlos. You are the only one here that claims God speaks to fools.

Carlos Ponce

I do not claim "god speaks to fools", Emilio.

Emilio Nicolas

Carlos, you claim He speaks to you!

Carlos Ponce

Really?

Ed Buckner

Emilio, you got it wrong. Carlottabull doesn't claim God speaks to her. She claims she speaks for and directs God, not the other way around. Get your understanding of C's blasphemies straight, man.

Emilio Nicolas

Oh! My apologies to the prophet then ... my bad! Thanks Ed.

Thomas Carpenter

Turn out the lights, Mr. Ponce.

Carlos Ponce

But GOD said " We've only Just Begun!" GOD must like Karen Carpenter. Thomas Carpenter?

Ted Gillis

God can’t cage election results Carlos.

Carlos Ponce

God won't cage anything except Satan.

Ted Gillis

And he can’t “change” them either.

Carlos Ponce

God cannot change real election results. But he will reveal those that are fraudulent.

Jim Forsythe

Now the Megas will make excuses for their failure.

Carlos Ponce

Ok, whatever that Mega thing is.

Jim Forsythe

I was thinking we were going to have a cage fight.

Carlos Ponce

No, it was Obama who had cages built in 2014 as revealed by Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar. President Trump had them removed.

Jim Forsythe

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cage+fighting&qpvt=cage+fighting&view=detail&mid=BAF2E0EE4BD6B534CC74BAF2E0EE4BD6B534CC74&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dcage%2Bfighting%26qpvt%3Dcage%2Bfighting%26FORM%3DVDRE

Charles Douglas

Now that things have quieted down, and the LIBERAL-LEFT has taken a break from patting themselves on the backs for lying their way out of the BIG RED Wave.....I got to chime in and give them credit! Naw! Naw! MY parents taught me to give credit where credit is due! They have a beautiful game of lying & deceiving the voters going on in this country and the Conservative-Right has yet to find the right political approach to shut it down! My question is if Hershel Walker who had health challenges in the past is NOT qualified to be a Senator in Georgia, then what does that say about John Fetterman who just won a Senate spot in Pennsylvania? Is Hershel to dumb because he is African-American, or is John Fetterman not to dumb because he is WHITE? What's the difference here? Is it because one is a Liberal and one is not? Is that the criteria we are using on the cool now? I would love to know, because from where I sit I thought this type old down home [censored] went by the wayside years ago with Segregation and Jim Crow! Maybe not though because Joe Cool is the President of America and he is a KU KLUX KLAN Serrogate, who said African-Americans were a " Jungle Society of People" who were monolithic and who he did not want his family exposed to! So, I guess one should be ready to see anything now huh?

Neither here nor there, The LEFT using their fear tactics, and using their favorite tools of bad schools, welfare, food stamps, and free stuff like fake promises to pay off Student Loans with taxpayers money succeeded in holding on to the Senate! They must be given credit for that because I just did not see it happening with all they have done to tear this nation down with inflation, gasoline, race dividing efforts, mortgages, rent, and Food prices off the charts! What a con job, ...I mean what an effective job they did! I have to ask though, just what do they think they can do WITHOUT the control in the House of Representatives? Right,. no more trillion dollar give aways! No more massive spending on this and that!

The point I am trying to make is yes by whatever means the Democrats deserves credit for stopping the Red Wave, and I hereby give my congratulations for their slick work but they should stop being arrogant and start being sober! The reasons being, the other side will control the House and block any stupid bills, or unwise appropriations from becoming law! In doing that the other side took out Democrat BETO O'ROUKE, Numerous High Stepping House Member Democrats in New York, & Florida, and above all else they got.... other than Joe Cool, they got the most influential person in American Politics today, and that was SAN-FRAN-NAN!

Now before anyone insult me by saying "NAN" is not.going anywhere,...."PLEASE!" SAN-FRAN-NAN can grab a broom and start cleaning up the place, or she can stay on as a District Congresswoman, frankly I don't care as long as that " GAVEL" is in the hands of a Conservative! Lastly, congrats again for stopping that Red Wave...now let's see what improvements will come forth from DEMOCRATS holding on to the Senate, and how it will benefit Americans juxtaposed to how it benefitted Illegals, Terrorists, and Drug Dealers in the past![wink][wink]

Virginia Stone

[beam][thumbup][thumbup]Thomas Carpenter, and yes, Lysistrata rises again!

Emilio Nicolas

Lysistrata is needed today!

David Hardee

Really - the battle of the sexes (genders) should not be celebrated!

Lysistrata is the method that women can use to achieve power by denying all the men of the land any sex.

Virginia (Virginia is a baby girl name of Latin origin. From the medieval era to modern society, the name Virginia translates to “maid, “virgin,” and “pure.” )

This Virginia's comment is advocating acquiring of women's power on the basis of denying sex to men. It is obvious that this methodology has been effective. In todays society the women-feminist have concerted with the LGBTQ to make the natural sex activity of copulation (a male and female performing the union necessary for the survival of the species) into a difficulty for the participants and society that needs to be evaluated critically. The potential of a pregnancy (which is highly probable unless the participants we judicious will occur) is today a dilemma.

This dilemma has origination in Lysistrata and has now produced many convolution in society. Pregnancy, when it occurs and is NOT celebrated for its values of species preservation, and joy, and opportunity to produce another human that will be a replica of the parents, and an asset to humanity. today pregnancy will be subjected to scrutiny of morals, ethics and even laws.

Universal virginity will solve all the problems by killing off the species. Universal homosexuality will also terminate the species. Abortions allow the pleasure of copulation. But then every copulation/pregnancy results in making the decision on whether that pregnancy is successful in a baby or abortion. All of these decisions, and the social strife, are results of those humans that failed to act with the simplest of consideration of what the copulation would result in a pregnancy.

Celebrate that your Lysistrata (war of the genders/sexes) has produced so many unintended circumstances - i.e., males competition with females in sports, and bathrooms, and weak males don't want the difficulty of a female mate (hormones, ovulations, pregnancy) go abnormal. And girls or boys are re-imagining their genitals. And we have weird WOKE bastardizing the the tradtional pronouns.

Recall the women's movement that gave the country PROHIBITION, that amendment that cause chaos and had to be repealed.

Keep up the Lysistrata and destroy the natural femininity and all that NATURAL beauty and love women gave that improve us as a species.

Virginia, should I address you with a status of Ms, or Mrs.?

Charles Douglas

Mr. Hardee! 👍 👌 ....Good-on you. Very good, crisp explanations,.. high enough for the giraffes to nibble on, and lower enough for the squirrels to get some too, without either disturbing the other! How very efficient. [thumbup][thumbup]

Jim Forsythe

When a group only has one way to make their point, they do so. Withholding sex has been used many times, with success, and it has nothing to with women losing their femininity. Once the strike is over, their lives go back as before.

Most people associate the idea of sex strikes with the ancient Greek play Lysistrata, in which women team up to bring about the end of the Peloponnesian War. But sex strikes have spanned hundreds of years and multiple countries. In 1600, for example, Iroquois women refused to engage in sex as a way to stop unregulated warfare. The tactic worked: They gained veto power concerning all future wars and paved the way for future feminist rebellions.

In 2003, Leymah Gbowee organized a well-publicized sex strike to end Liberia’s brutal civil war. Not only did warlords agree to end the violence, Gbowee was later awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts.

Three years later, female partners of gang members in the Colombian city of Pereira withheld sex to demand civilian disarmament and a reduction in violence. According to the Global Nonviolent Action Database, the strike’s results were clear: Pereira’s murder rate fell by 26.5% by 2010, a huge accomplishment for a city that had a homicide rate twice the national average when the sex strike began.

Kenyan women followed suit in 2009, enforcing a sex ban until political infighting ceased. Within one week, there was a stable government. And in the Philippines, a sex strike led to peace in a violence-plagued Mindanao Island village.

Thomas Carpenter

A lot about Lysistrata, nothing about the abysmal performance of the MAGA cult. MAGA just doesn't get it ... the majority of Americans abhor your policies.

It appears the American electorate determined who was lying and told the truth. If you think this election was MAGA getting their butts kicked, wait till 2024!

Thomas Carpenter

I hope Bunker Boy runs again! It's a Democratic Party slam dunk with the Super Mole running again! Party on MAGA, but not with Lysistrata!

Jim Forsythe

Unless the cult takes time to understand why they did so poorly, they will continue to lose races. No longer can you be elected just by carrying your party's vote.

When your base is so small,10% of the U.S. population are Maga and the numbers are dropping and 29% of Americans are Republicans, you must have the Independents voting for you if you expect to be elected. When you play to your base only, you end up losing elections.

Some of the reasons people have left the GOP.

Young people, 24% of the voters, did not like the message the GOP was giving.

Abortion, majority of people did not like the way the GOP handled this issue.

The way the new supreme court members were pushed thru.

Gun reform.

Same sex issues.

Jan. 6 response.

Election denial when they lost.

Not being nice, such as calling people names when is not necessary.

Not getting along with other countries, except Putin and his like.

Each one of these issues and other issues have push people away from the GOP.

Unless the Maga's change the way they push these issues, they will continue to lose people's vote.

Virginia Stone

Thomas, I nearly wet my plants laughing when I read your earlier post. I haven't thought of Lysistrata in decades, so I decided to stir up some of these drunk-on Cult 45 Magas by praising the rise of Lysistrata. But, of course, I knew, coming from me, that they would attack just like the misogynistic pigs they are.

Thomas Carpenter

The second wave will arrive shortly after the gong stops ringing between their ears. They're preoccupied with cognitive dissonance.

Carlos Ponce

Notice how local Democrats are venting their frustration after losing ALL Galveston County wide elections and ALL Texas state-wide elections. I find it amusing![beam]

Ted Gillis

No.

Carlos Ponce

That's a common problem among the Desperate Democrats of Galveston County. After losing ALL Galveston County-wide elections and ALL Texas State-wide elections they suffer from ED - Election Dysfunction. So sad! [sad]

Jim Forsythe

No Carlos, Democrats were not expected to win any races in Texas.

The Republicans were expected to win 40 seats in the House and 5 or more seats in the Senate.

You are the only person bringing up the Texas election. Just because candidates Trump backed had a very bad showing, you are lashing out, just as Trump does.

As I posted above, this type of deflecting from the issues at hand, in the case the House and Senate races is one of the reasons people are turning away from the GOP.

Carlos Ponce

"The Republicans were expected to win 40 seats in the House and 5 or more seats in the Senate." That was wishful thinking with a caveat. NO ONE EVER PROMISED IT!

Jim Forsythe

Those numbers are the usual increase for the party out of power in a midterm election. But the Republicans were able to under preform.

Jim Forsythe

Democrat Katie Hobbs defeats Trump-endorsed Republican Kari Lake in Arizona's gubernatorial election

Carlos Ponce

That's an Arizona thing. It doesn't affect Texas, Jim.

Jim Forsythe

It was not expected.

Jim Forsythe

Kari was expected to win.

Carlos Ponce

So Jim predicted it.......

Jim Forsythe

Hobbs is the first Democrat to be elected governor in Arizona since Janet Napolitano in 2006. Why did Kari Lake lose, because she made mainstream Republicans mad. She also upset the John McCain branch of the Arizona GOP and paid the price.

Ed Buckner

As a former but not current resident of Galveston County, Texas, I must say i wish the Dems had done better there. But as i do not live there now, I'm glad that the local Trumpettes are satisfied with not screwing up the rest of the nation. Now if we could only persuade the Big Orange Loser to stop putting himself over country and political party and stop the Big Lie, maybe we can again return to competitive but not malicious enemies in both parties. It would be great to again have competing ideas tested at the ballot box instead of demagoguery and deliberate misinformation. That might make America great again.

Carlos Ponce

Jim asks. "Why did Kari Lake lose". Are the reasons given your speculation or are you regurgitating Liberal talking points?

Jim Forsythe

Because she made mainstream Republicans mad. She also upset the John McCain branch of the Arizona GOP and paid the price.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, you repeat yourself but you don't answer the question. No matter. We then must surmise you are just regurgitating Liberal talking points.[rolleyes]

Jim Forsythe

Maga lost because people are tired of them.

Carlos Ponce

Jim lives in Texas. MAGA means MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Jim lives in Galveston County. MAGA won in Galveston County! Does Jim not think America is a GREAT country?

Ed Buckner

It's weird: Carlottabull claims Arizona and Georgia and Pennsylvania don't matter to people in Galveston County. But Carlottabull also claims that only she and her Dear Leader can make America great. Some of us, including some who are Galvestonians, think America is great now and could be greater still if more of us cared about all of us.

Charles Douglas

I hear China & Russia has set Joe Cool up with the missile attack on Poland. Now we are going to see what kind of Leader he really is. Got him so scared he missed the dinner at the G7 or whatever occasion they had scheduled! He ( Joe Cool ) has a habit of running away when things get hot and XI JING and Putin knows it, because I know it! He is a yellow-belly! I've had him figured out every since he picked up and ran out on Americans and American supporters in Afghanistan! Some kind of WOKE LEADERSHIP IS all I know! We need a D J Trump for this kind of stuff or a Ron DeSantis! We don't need a KKK SURROGATE with no will to stand up for America!

Charles Douglas

I for one am glad Joe Cool is President! Now the world will find out who was hiding in the basement back in the primaries when the WOKE was busy deceiving Americans into electing a fraud! Now he is going to be exposed! This is why you don't go behind the shed and get a fool to be a leader!! If something happened to Joe Cool what the [censored] does Kamala Harris knows about leading a nation, she is as bad as Joe Fetterman! ALL HELL IS FIXING TO BREAK LOOSE! XI JING wants TAIWAN back before TRUMP GETS BACK AND HE IS NOT BS ING ABOUT IT!

Emilio Nicolas

Continue your hateful and venomous dribble and keep taking votes away from your cause. While you may think it clever to keep attaching Biden to the KKK, rational people see it as only a weak attempt to divert from the fact that you support the current KKK, new-nazis, white suprematists and other trash that Trump refuses to condemn. Apparently you love the word "woke" as well, fine, but don't throw out the words "civil" and "polite".

Charles Douglas

Joe Biden is a Surrogate of the KKK and if anybody is dribbling it is you if you don't know it! You people can dish it.out but you can't take! You better learn to! Yall have thrown everything at the Right including the kitchen sink..lying about one thing then another, NOW YOU ARE CRYING! So I am going to speak my mind and better individuals than you have tried to convince me not to...to no avail! This a free country up to now anyway so if you don't like my posts don't read them!

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Emilio Nicolas

No one is "crying" and no one is "trying to convince" you. You are an extremest reactionary with no one to the right of you.

Charles Douglas

If you regard me as an extremist reactionary....I think it would be fair for me.to regard you as a WOKE LEFTIST...who wants to destroy this nation. My opinion are my own and I don't need a "MASSA" to do my thinking for me nor to regulate my opinions! I have paid the price to take care of all that for myself! Also, for the record, I don't give three [censored]s ...who is to the left or right of me. You might not have noticed but thus is 2022,....not 1832![whistling]

Emilio Nicolas

Charles, call me what you want, but I see plenty of people to my left. Can you name one to your right? It may not be what I "consider you to be", from you many posts on many threads, it is pretty clear you are extreme and leave no consideration for the fact that others may have good reason to disagree with you.

Charles Douglas

Emilio, you don't understand. I don't get up in the mornings worring about who agrees with my opinions, choices, or posts! I don't control other people's minds, thinking, or attitudes. I'm not into that! So a short answer to your question is .....I DONT CAREEEEEEEEEEEEE who agrees with me. Lololo What? Are you trying to be this Forum's Shrink or something? You want to figure out Charles? There have been those from here to all around the world who could NOT do that ...so if you are going to give it the old college try,..don't waste your time. Oh and Joe Cool is still a KKK affiliate ...he worked with them. He associated with, and was mentored by Robert Byrd...Grand CYCLOPS of the KKK who took orders from the Grand Dragon, and there were others who I won't bother to name! If that hurt you I am sorry but it's true.

Emilio Nicolas

Me “hurt”? You seem very angry.

Charles Douglas

[beam][beam] Thank you Emillio telling me I'm angry. Who would have figured that out but a Forum Shrink? Lolo I think we have whupped the meat off this horse, and he just died! I'm talked out anyway,.....this is the first time I have had the opportunity to engage in a direct discussion with you which I normally don't do. When I post ..I post broadly on situations, politicians in power, or institutions, and I try to stay away from other posters directly. So now I understand you and you understand me hopefully!

For the record I am not angry, but happy, and blessed! I don't have a worry in this world or this country! One of the things that pleases me greatly is WE TOOK BACK THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES & THAT GAVEL OF POWER!

David Hardee

The Grand old man, Douglas - has spoken! [thumbup][thumbup]

Ed Buckner

Emilio Nicolas, sorry, but several contributors to this form have no interest in or understanding of "civil" and "polite." Some people, like me, slip occasionally and get rude or uncivil--but others seem incapable of avoiding it.

Jim Forsythe

Before NATO responds to this, they must make sure that it was a Russian missile.

"Right now, we are aware of the press reporting on this, and we have no information at this time to corroborate those reports," Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said. "I don't want to speculate or get into hypotheticals when it comes to our security commitments." This was reported at 6:53pm EST.

NATO will be in charge, with input from all members.

Charles Douglas

America runs NATO, and NATO is not going to do anything without America leading them by the hand! So please! Three quarters of them won't even pay enough fees to defend themselves, so they expect America to pay them! Micky Mouse didn't kill those people in Poland with guided missiles! [innocent]

Jim Forsythe

NATO allies at the G20 summit in Bali in an emergency meeting are developing a response to the missile explosion. They will be looking at, who is reasonable for the missile. If it is determined the Russia is, a plan will be developed and if military action is warranted, General Jens Stoltenberg will be in charge of the NATO forces.

Charles Douglas

Oh by the way....didn't Nancy Pelosi get fired today? I think she did! Bravo! Bravo! The Wicket One is ousted!

Carlos Ponce

The House fell on the Wicked Witch today!

Jim Forsythe

Nancy is still speaker.

Carlos Ponce

Today and a few more but come January.........[beam] Ding Dong........

Thomas Carpenter

That's pretty much what a lot of people are saying about the MAGA cult!

"That is a searing indictment of the Republican Party,” Fox News pundit Marc Thiessen said after listing pivotal issues to voters such as inflation and crime. “That is a searing indictment of the message that we have been sending to the voters. They looked at all of that, and looked at the Republican alternative, and said ‘no thanks.’”

In a CNN interview, former Trump aide Alyssa Farah Griffin blamed the failures on the poor quality of the candidates Trump championed. "Are they going to continue to nominate poor-quality candidates to appease Donald Trump?" she said of Republicans. "If you want the Republican Party to thrive, we've got to just finally speak out and say, 'This man is a loser, he lost 2020, he's losing a seat that is winnable this time, ... "

Scott Jennings, a conservative analyst who has been an advisor to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, said the results showed that Trump's hopes of winning back the presidency were a non-starter. "How could you look at these results tonight and conclude Trump has any chance of winning a national election in 2024?" he said.

Caleb Hull, a pro-Trump communications strategist, said that it was time for the GOP to move on from Trump. "I LOVED Trump and campaigned for him in 2016 but the guy has lost his mind and attached (sic) everyone in our party far too much to be a serious face going forward. The COVID-19 briefings did him in and now he's sealed it. Time to move on," he tweeted.

Liam Donovan, a former aide to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, also laid the blame at the feet of the former president. "If this proves to be another Senate flop in a year that was otherwise favorable to Republicans — even if not a wave — it will again be a function of the candidates they put up, which was unmistakably shaped and steered by Donald Trump," he told The New York Times.

"All the chatter on my conservative and GOP channels is rage at Trump like I've never seen," Michael Brendan Dougherty, a Senior Writer at National Review, wrote on Twitter. "'The one guy he attacked before Election Day was DeSantis — the clear winner, meanwhile, all his guys are sh***ing the bed.'"

The drums of doom beat deep in the heartland! Send Bunker Boy more $$$$!

David Hardee

Mr. Carpenter, a fine report on the conditions of the Republican's situation and the position that are being taken on Trump's potential as a candidate for president.

You have a history of excessive glee in denigrating Trump and the Republicans so this comment, though, unusual, is well supported,

That said, if you are going to be our chronicle on politics by repeating those article and opinions that you get from other at least tell what are your sources. It appears that what you have put in quotations is primarily from those media sources that have, as you have, given with glee denigrating rhetoric on Republicans.

Therefore the impact you wish to make fails. Trump is down and absorbing punishment and in turn delivering is attempting to fight on. This contest resembles a Ali / Fraser fight for the heavy weight championships. Both Ali and Fraser came out of those fights with a battering that produced broken bodies and scrambled brains. Yet those men are hallowed for eternity as warriors that never gave up. Trump is also that, never give up, man. There is little doubt Trump will not winn this up coming fight for the presidency. But there is another loser in the battle with Trump. And there is also a winner. Thump is beaten. The swamp is bleeding exposure. And America has been shown the corruption of swamp creature (bureauactats). MAGA is alive in the unforseen circumstance of a man that would not giv up.

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Thomas Carpenter

Whether what I say has an impact or not matters not to me. I'm having a ball blasting you MAGAs for the years of lies and overt racism that your demigod brought out of you. Now everybody knows who you are, and the majority, as they have shown for three elections in a row, reject your Orange Retard and your MAGA policies. This is fun!

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