A medical professional told me recently that he is a “true conservative” and cannot change, after telling me that the president’s actions and language pose a big problem for him explaining what he says and does to his kids.

Obviously, questioning one's belief was not in the cards. I bit my tongue and did not respond much, in order to avoid an argument in a public area.

What I could have said was what do you mean by that? I, like most liberals, am a true conservative, too. I am for conserving a healthy environment where children can grow up on planet earth without fearing guns and pollutants all around them (or worse), and where all life is allowed to flourish. Thus, I am also pro-life, for supporting all living beings, not just before they are born, and not just humans, but all living beings.

What this person meant, however, was different. He meant that he is for extreme capitalism and all the forms of inequality it brings. We should remember that when it comes to an argument with Republicans that they should not use these terms without saying what they really mean.

Peter Santschi

Galveston

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Carlos Ponce

"the president’s actions and language pose a big problem"
Harry Truman used salty language and fought the media while in the White House.
JFK had sexual affairs with several women while in the White House.
To avoid answering questions from the press, Lyndon Johnson would relieve himself in the Rose Garden of the White House.
Richard Nixon used salty language in the White House and is noted for ordering his people to "stonewall' the Watergate investigations.
Jimmy Carter openly confesses to lusting after women (Most men have had that problem).
Bill Clinton was accused of rape, had sexual encounters with a White House intern and was impeached for lying under oath.
Barack Obama used salty language friends w and even called an African nation a "Sh*t Show".
"the president’s actions and language pose a big problem"
Nothing new here, nothing new.
And I'm certain others can fill in all the presidents I did not mention going all the way back to George Washington.

Emile Pope

Anyone that believes that "says and does" only applies to salty language and cheating hasn't really been keeping up with the news...

Carlos Ponce

There's a difference between actual news and "fake" news. We all know which you follow.[innocent]

Paula Flinn

How can it be “fake” news when it’s Pres. Trump’s own words, tweets, and actions on television?

Carlos Ponce

"How can it be “fake” news when it’s Pres. Trump’s own words, tweets, and actions on television?"
The Liberal media will take what he says tweets and BLOW IT WAY OUT OF PROPORTION. And the Liberal sheep swallow it up without thinking. "Yup, yup, that's what he said, that's what he said. Example Trump said Mexico does not send us their best " Yadda, Yadda, Yadda. Liberals say that shows hatred of all Mexicans. But parse that language.
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best." Do they send us their scientists, engineers, doctors collegiate scholars, ie "their best". No they do not.
"They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us." You cannot deny that is true. If they did not have "troubles" they would be prosperous at home.
"They're bringing drugs." Undeniable TRUTH. A lot of illegal drugs enter this country through the US-Mexico border. Those drughs do not grow feet and walk over on their own.
"They're bringing crime." A lot of them do.
"They're rapists." A lot of them are rapists or become rapists after entering this country. If caught doing a crime in Mexico the right amount of "mordida" i.e. BRIBE will keep them out of Mexico's prisons as long as they leave the country. Choice: leave the country or go to prison. They choose to come here. Mexican police are very corrupt.
"And some, I assume, are good people." Some are but Liberals ignore that statement. It does not fit their false narrative.

Carol Dean

Since you only keep up with the "liberal" version of the news, I can't wait to see what other comments you are going to make, Emile.

Josh Butler

You don't sound like a lib. Precisely because you are pro life. And why are Republicans accused of not wanting to conserve the environment? I'm for common sense regulations. Ones that don't stifle economic growth and innovation. I guess that means I don't care about the environment. And capitalism has brought millions of people out of poverty around the world. Socialism has failed time after time. I have no idea what you mean by 'extreme capitalism'. It's either capitalism, or it's not.

Chana Santschi

Three points that illustrate my argument. 1. Capitalism. What the US now has is not capitalism, meaning free enterprise and competition. The system is rigged to favor the large companies, and small businesses are struggling. 2. Socialism. It has not failed. Europe, with a more social conscience, is doing quite well, in many respects much better than the US, when health care and worker benefits are compared. 3. Democracy. Never in the history of the US did we have a president and a major party that are so openly corrupt and colluding with an enemy state, thanks to a system where big money can buy any politician it likes, where daily lies, distortions and bullying by a president are so common place, so that we now have a system that is closer to a Banana Republic than what the founders envisioned when they wrote the constitution.

Carlos Ponce

I suggest Chana read "Animal Farm where "All animals are equal" except "some animals are more equal than others".
True that we do not have capitalism. Too much socialism has crept in.
Is Europe doing better than the United States.? I suggest closer scrutiny.
About the president and majority party remember the moment:
"Obama: "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."
Dmitry Medvedev: "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir."
Corruption:
Fast and Furious resulting in the death of American border agent, IRS targeting Conservatives, Benghazi, Attorney General Eric Holder held in contempt of Congress, "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, etc - the not held to promises of the ACA-Obamacare, Justice Department spying on journalists, payment to Iran in millions of dollars on a pallet, FISA Court abuse, etc., etc. , etc.

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