Dan Clifford

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I'm glad Jeff Sessions was confirmed. But that loses us another Republican Senate member. That's putting us on pretty thin ice with the majority. What happens with this now? We need to keep the majority.
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Never Trump

I know we talk a lot about the left's reaction to Trump's election (which, let's face it, has been both incredibly amusing and incredibly horrifying). But what about that collection of conservatives who were Never Trump?

I didn't vote for Trump. I didn't trust him and couldn't vote for him good conscience, so I wrote in Ted Cruz. I'm hardly a Trump supporter! I prefer to call it like I see it, and note where he's done good and where he's done bad. I don't like restricting free trade to try to bolster our economy, because it will make things more expensive for the consumer. I do like the travel ban while we figure out extreme vetting.

All this said, I have a friend who I'm going to call J who was and is adamantly Never Trump. For him, Mattis as Secretary of Defense was evil and bad because Trump did it. A wall is evil and bad an ineffective because Trump called for it. Trump is worse than Hillary. Trump is ALMOST literally Hitler. J is also former military and talks a lot about how Trump is a traitor to the state and why did he even join the military only to lose it to Trump, blah blah blah. I've seen him lose at least three friends on facebook over this, and I finally got irritated enough to reply to a post about how a wall on our border with Mexico will never work because ... because ... well his reasons aren't very rational. I haven't replied yet, but he said that the only thing that will keep our borders secure is to deny welfare to illegals. Because, don't you know, borders before welfare didn't need to exist!!!

Have you come across people like this? How do you deal with people like this? People who are conservatives, but so stupidly against Trump they've lost the ability to reason as much as the left has?

(P.S. Can we get a Trump tag?)

Domestic Terrorism

Now that Trump Derangement Syndrome has leftards foaming at the mouth all over the country, the Godwining is going on full force. Some of it is very offensive, as it has people -in particular a group called Antifa- advocating violence against people whom they consider 'nazis', which, as always, pretty much means anyone who disagrees with a Marxist. The newest trend is to claim that alt-right is another term for 'neo-nazi'. Such personalities as Milo Yiannopolous and Richard Spencer are accused of being nazis constantly.

These are very serious allegations. I think this needs to be discussed on talk radio. People like Milo and Spencer should be challenging people in public about it, demanding they back up their claims. Since we have a president who is hitting back against our pravda media, we should all be fighting too, spreading the word about left wing bigotry. Using guilt tactic nazi accusations on right wingers might have guilty Europeans bending over backwards to make leftism the norm, yet it's appearing to not work as well in the US at the moment. Here are a few Tumblr posts and such that I've found particularly offensive:

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One more thing...the antifa members are putting out paranoid posts about members being arrested unjustly. I hope our government makes a point of making them uncomfortable for real. They should be. These groups should be classified as hate groups and harassed. Remember the nonsense during the Obama administration about how 'right wing extremism was the greatest domestic terrorism threat'? There was no actual evidence to back it up, -Tea partiers were nonviolent- whereas these wacky left wing radicals are advocating violence or committing acts of violence every day. I'll be disappointed if the current government doesn't acknowledge these clowns as being domestic terrorist threats.

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The hardest thing about what's going on is trying to get hold of the narrative! Most people are not 1) online all the time and/or 2) for the express purpose of examining current issues and whether what we are being told by the headlines is actually correct. They're just not.

Those of us who are aware of alternative media seem to forget that most people still DO get their information from the mainstream media. They believe it all, because they don't know that they shouldn't believe it all. It does not occur to them that these leftists are misinforming them, often deliberately.

This is driving me nuts. I am seeing regular people that I know now fully accepting the narratives being shoved down their throats day and night. And I don't know what to do about it. It's like trying to plug multiple holes on a sinking ship! You get one, and another pops up. You patch that one, and there's another one on the opposite side. On and on. Meanwhile, you're not doing much good and you're still sinking.

Information (whether correct or not) flows so quickly these days that you could literally be correcting everyone you know all day, every day, and you STILL wouldn't be able to keep up!

I'm ready to tear out my hair.

I am a person who cannot ABIDE seeing misinformation spread. I cannot stomach lies and deception. I have a visceral reaction to it. It's just how I am. It's who I am.

I'm at a loss. I feel like I'm screaming into the wind, while all around me is a flood that I cannot possibly stop.

Help me, therightfangirl, you're my only hope!

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"Rogue One", anyone?

Please, no spoilers, but has anyone seen it? I'm just looking for a general thumbs up or down. I'm hoping it doesn't have a lot of liberal PC garbage in it!

If I sit my butt down to enjoy this movie and then get that leftist sucker punch, I'm going to scream out loud in the theater and get thrown out!
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