At age 65, I have always been a hopeful person, looking for the good in people and the blessings in life. But that view is now challenged by President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

I was raised in a Republican family. I would never have believed that the party today would become a de facto Jim Crow version of the Democratic Party of the past — the party of segregation that Republicans worked hard to overcome beginning in 1860. I would never have believed that the spirit and words of George Wallace would be alive and well in the White House, would never have believed that Evangelicals who are Republicans would support a president who has lied so much since becoming president and who is so morally corrupt as to defy comparison.

How far has the Republican Party fallen? Beyond recognition. God help us all.

George F. Thompson

Staunton

(99) comments

Driller

Bishopsboy The best way to get rid of TDS is to vote him out and send him back to New York and let the Southern District to take care of him in court and as Con Don's rallies say Lock him up!!

bishopsboy

Dearest Driller, that won't work. In 2020, your TDS is likely to metastasize into complete insanity when you realize Trump has won reelection. [scared][ohmy]

Driller

Bishopsboy Don't worry about me, even if Con Don wins re- election but I worry about you and Con Don. If a Democrat wins the election, he may be like Con Don and want to try to lock up his opponents, and with a new Attorney General the preferred treatment will probably be gone. They may even get his tax returns!! Remember that his slogans may backfire on him!! LOCK HIM UP!! May be the new slogan!

Driller

Bishopsboy, Why is it when someone points out bad things, that you know are true, about Con Don they always have TDS? You have already conceded some of the things Diana has showed you is true, so why would she now have TDS when she states things about Con Don you don't like. By the way Con Don blinked on the tariffs because he knew it wasn't a good idea, like I mentioned to you it might not be, and the Chinese didn't blink..

Diana

bishopsboy, I had to laugh when I saw the now weary Republicon TDS slogan. Somehow it always tends to pop up when facts can't be defended by Reublicons. and their ilk.I'm sure I like Trump as much as you like Obama or the Clintons.

As far as Trump working WITH the NRA would be fine, but they control him. It didn't take long for him to walk back his gun control rhetoric after the Parkland and Las Vegas shootings. Just a few calls from the NRA had him changing his tune.

BTW , guess what lobby group gave over 30 million dollars to the Trump campaign...BINGO..it was the NRA. So you keep believing he's not controlled by any lobbyist group.

Driller

Diana Since we have so many cheerleaders on this post, praising each other, I thought I would join in and tell you what wonderful posts you have done lately. Keep giving them the facts about Con Don even if you have TDS. HA HA!!

bishopsboy

Dearest Driller and Diana, you know there is a cure for your TDS? Try a daily dose of reality....[beam]

Diana

Driller, I just saw this. I like the way you think!! I think instead of TDS, it is actually DTS..Dump Trump Syndrome.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, regarding the TDS comment, Diana didn't show that Trump was in the pocket of the NRA. Of course he would work with them because he believes in the 2nd Amendment, not because they are waving money in front of him - he doesn't need their money.

bishopsboy

Dear Diana, because of his personal wealth, Trump doesn't need the NRA's money, unlike most politicians who are bought by lobbyists. He does need the support of the NRA's membership on election day, but not the NRA's lobbying money.

Diana

Bishopsboy, So if Trump didn't need the NRA's money , why did he take it. along with RNC money, super PAC money and others? Why didn't he just flat out refuse their money and fund his campaign solely by himself then? Think we both know that answer. And unless you have seen his tax returns, you have no idea of his real " personal wealth"., even Forbes doesn't really know. I know he has probably made a bundle since taking office, no matter that he says it"s costing him. It's amazing how much sand is in Rockingham county.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, the trade war with China is not over yet, and I'm not convinced Trump blinked. He may be using a good negotiating tactic by throwing the Chinese a bone in delaying the tariffs. Time will tell.

Driller

bishopsboy Con Don did blink!! He is starting to hear the trade war is beginning to effect the economy and it has spooked him. He is blaming everyone, Fed chairman and people around him, but not blaming the tariffs. As I said before "If it isn't broke don't fix it" Thank God he is saving Christmas!! Whether Con Don needs NRA money or not. we will see how him and Moscow Mitch, after Con Don said Moscow and him were in favor of background checks, after a couple of meetings with the NRA we will see how much Con Don is in the NRA's back pocket. Time will tell.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, let's see how it plays out ....

Diana

Bishopsboy, So here is a dose of reality for you, Don't go near the beach, otherwise more than just your head will be buried in the sand. [innocent][whistling]

bishopsboy

Dear Diana, sand is a much better place to have your head buried than where most liberals have theirs buried....smells better too! [smile]

Diana

Bishopsboy, that's not a liberal smell, it's the tRUMP smell..Be very careful if only your head is buried in the sand.

Driller

bishopsboy I can agree with your statements on the millennials and the voter I D photo, if everyone that is eligible to vote is allowed to get the ID picture and vote without any trouble. I'm wondering with all the ICE raids, why hasn't ICE or law enforcement investigated Con Dons Organizations, because of the known hiring of illegal aliens? Todays new rules on not illegal but legal immigration shows again, Con Don and his administration doesn't want immigrants in the country. You have to admit that Con Don has used shady dealings in his businesses in the past. Maybe the tariffs will do what Con Don wants it to do, but I'm very skeptical that it will bring China to its knees. I'm afraid that our economy with the tariffs and subsidizing businesses such as the farmers, the exploding national debt (Con Don is on track to add $4 trillion in his first four years) will slow down, and some trends, the Bond Market, show a chance of a recession next year. The economy has been growing for the last 110 months and sometimes the saying when it comes to adding tariffs "If it isn't broke don't fix it". I sure hope this doesn't happen for all our sakes.

Driller

bishopsboy, The answer to your question, to Diana, is the greedy businessmen filled out or had someone to fill out the paperwork for them. Most of the illegals could not speak or read English. Don't blame the welfare system, yes, it needs reform, but most Americans will not do jobs that require hard physical labor, that the immigrants are willing to do. Over ten years ago, I had a farmer tell me he had to go from square bales of hay to round bales because he couldn't get any help. Your idea of using prison labor is a good point, unfortunately, if an inmate escapes and commits a crime, the other party will go crazy. Example...Willie Horton (work release). I also worked hot farm jobs and would be willing to do that again, but my body probably like yours will not allow me to do that now. I worked in the hayfield many days for 50 cents an hour or sometimes for just a lunch and dinner. Tariffs are killing us, you say we can't afford huge trade deficits, but we also can't continue to bailout businesses that the tariffs are killing. 20 Billion dollars to the farmers alone. You say greedy businessmen that hire illegals and pay under the table are breaking the law. By your statement, Con Don and his businesses have broken the law by hiring the illegals. Please, don't say they didn't know they were illegal, Con Dons businesses helped fill out the paperwork!! I keep hearing from the Republicans of all the illegal voting but the voting officials are finding little or no voting fraud, except in North Carolina's 9th Congressional district by the Republicans. I didn't discount the Hispanic vote for Con Don, after his remarks and events of last week his vote count from the Hispanics could be lower. Remember El Paso?

Diana

Very well said Driller[smile][smile]

bishopsboy

Dear Driller & Diana, so you have physical evidence that someone other than the illegal falsified their I-9 forms? If so, then both parties, the falsifier and employee (the illegal), are guilty of crimes since the employee (the illegal) attests to the truth and accuracy of the information given on the form. The Spanish version of the form clearly states in multiple places “Doy fe, bajo pena de perjurio….”. If you are asserting that someone working for Trump did this, please provide physical evidence and not hearsay. If Trump’s underlings broke the law, then they should face the penalties. Regarding Willie Horton, he was serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole for murder when unbelievably he was allowed to take unsupervised weekend furloughs. I stated only nonviolent offenders would be used for farm work and although not stated, armed guards would supervise the work. I’m sorry to hear you can no longer do farm work, but fortunately, I am still in good shape, work out regularly at the gym lifting more than many of the young bucks, and am more than capable of holding my own when put up against some snowflake millennial who thinks air-conditioning is a right and manual labor is torture. I used to make $2 per hour throwing 100 lb. haybales until way past dark – apparently, my boss paid better than yours. President Trump is a better businessman than I am, so I trust him on the tariffs. I like the fact that he told manufacturers if they want to avoid the tariffs, they need to bring their work back to America. It also keeps foreign countries from dumping. China will eventually have to cave in on the trade war or destroy their economy – the commies at the top of the food chain are not going to do that – commies like money as well as power and will lose both is their economy tanks. Regarding voter fraud see: https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/voter-fraud-texas-evidence-non-citizens-voting/ Regarding Hispanic support for Trump after El Paso, its too early to find out from polling if he has lost any support. Prior to the shootings, 26% of El Paso’s Hispanic population supported Trump.

Diana

bishopsboy...can you provide physical evidence that Trump didn't have undocumented workers? You might want to google Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz.. And I agree, those who hire undocumented workers need to face the penalties, but sadly they don't. Sorry ,but your conservative investors.com didn't finish the whole story on Texas voter fraud either. Texas AG Paxton had to rescind that claim and a judge blocked the removal of any voters, citing that only 80 of the 98,000 on the list were ineligible to vote. I just happened to be in Texas with close relatives when that news broke and heard it with my own ears.

bishopsboy

Dear Diana, I am not the one alleging President Trump or any of his underlings did anything wrong. The burden of proof is on you to prove they did something wrong not on me to prove their innocence - this is America after all. I will walk back the Texas part, but the rest of the article stands: "After the 2016 elections, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted found 821 noncitizens registered to vote in that state, of whom 126 had voted in 2016 or earlier elections. A 2013 analysis of voter registration by an outside group — not the state government — found 1,046 noncitizens registered in Virginia. A 2011 study found 12,000 noncitizens registered to vote in Colorado, 5,000 of whom did so in the 2010 midterm elections." In close elections, even small numbers,illegal voters can throw the outcome. Remember Bush beat Gore in Florida in 2000 by about 500 votes, which gave the election to Bush. A few hundred illegal voters could have easily given the presidency to Gore instead which would have completely changed the direction our country has taken since then..

Driller

bishopsboy Diana has shown the closeness of illegals to Con Don. If the illegals filled out their forms falsely that is totally wrong, but it seems a lot of Con Dons businesses knew a lot of the help was illegal, and regardless of the circumstances, Con Dons businesses still hired them. The trouble of blaming the immigrants totally is evidently like a lot of his appointees for government heads there was little or no vetting for the government heads or his help. I agree with your prisoner work force, I was only showing you that if a prisoner messes up on any kind of work release the other party will say that was wrong and go nuts. I'm glad you are in good health and able to go to the gym. You are stating my position exactly, the millennials are not going to work like me and you did. In 20 or 30 years who is going to do the work? I disagree with the tariffs and subsidizing our major businesses. I am not as confident as you are about Con Don being a great businessman. Several Con Don bankruptcies leave on edge. Hopefully you are right the Chinese will back down but only time will tell. We will also find out about Hispanic support for Con Don as time goes on. I think you will have to admit North Carolina's 9th Congressional District had voter fraud by the Republicans.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, I have no problem with prosecuting anyone working for Trump’s businesses who hired illegals. However, I doubt whether Trump had much, if anything, to do with it. As an executive, he’s not going to be down in the weeds looking at low level hiring decisions or reviewing I-9 forms, but his HR people would and their actions should be open to scrutiny – I have no problem with looking at their actions and prosecuting them if they broke the law. Millennials - Millennials are in for a real awakening regarding their entitlement mentality and shame on their parents for raising a generation of spoiled brats who are too lazy to work. Hopefully, I’m long gone before they turn our country into a socialist cesspool like Venezuela if they don’t figure things out and man-up before that happens. Tariffs - Something needs to be done about the huge trade deficits that favor our enemies. Sadly, elected representatives of both parties seem to be more than willing to sell out our country to whomever fills their pockets with the most lobbying money. Lobbying as it currently occurs is undemocratic and needs to be outlawed, period. My employer tried to “encourage” me to donate to the company PAC – they would match my PAC donations with company donations to a charity of my choice. I refused and probably got blacklisted as a result, but I don’t care. I’m not going to contribute to a system destroying our country. That’s one of the things I like the most about Trump – he doesn’t owe any lobbyist any political favors and doesn’t mind rocking the boat. We need more elected officials like that. Voter fraud – I agree that “ballot harvesting” is wrong regardless of which party does it. There were allegations of voter fraud through ballot harvesting in both NC and CA in 2018. And, let’s not forget to look closer at home to Andrew Spieles’ voter fraud in Harrisonburg in 2016 that favored Hillary Clinton. So, if we’re going to be honest and fair, then let’s look at both parties because both parties are probably guilty of violating the spirit of our election system. We also need to require a free federal issued photo ID to vote in state and federal elections to protect our voting system from fraud. In addition, we need to implement an effective means to validate mail-in ballots to prevent ballot harvesting – perhaps a volunteer from each major party witnessing the filling out of mail-in ballots.

Diana

bishopsboy., I gave you names, the onus is on you to research. Maybe ICE needs to do a raid on the Trump organization and golf resorts .As Trump has said he is a stable genius and very smart businessman, As head of these businesses, I expect he knew everything that was going on. As far as your investors.com, I still take that with a big grain of salt. I did research and found their numbers to be skewed, just like what was given about Texas. But then again, it has a conservative political stance, so sometimes you have to look further to get the real picture.

As far as Trump not being in the lobbyist pocket, you have to look no further than the NRA. He admitted to numerous calls to them last week,why? They should have no control over his decisions over gun control, but they do.

bishopsboy

Diana, your TDS is amazing.

bishopsboy

Why wouldn't Trump work with the NRA to propose red flag legislation? It needs to be done to keep crazy people from using guns while still protecting the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding American citizens.

Driller

bishopsboy Crossings at the border were at a 50 year low and continuing to go down, why would Con Don want to have massive changes? I'll tell you why ( I could call him a racist but I will not) he doesn't like brown people and he thinks he is better than them. Yes the President needs to protect our borders, but use a little common sense and don't go to the extreme and don't play to a (will not use racist part of the country) dislike brown people group.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, if President Trump had completely ignored the illegal immigration issue and allowed it to continue unabated, how would that improve the lives of anyone, including the illegals? The best position to take is the one President Trump has taken: Build a physical barrier and staff the border patrol sufficiently to prevent illegal crossings, deport all illegal aliens (and expired VISA holders) already here, and fix the gaps in our immigration (and VISA) system that allows these people to come and stay here unchecked. Allowing this situation to fester hurts lower income and middle-class people. It hurts the illegals who live in constant fear of separation of families, arrest, criminal prosecution, and deportation. Illegals are also subjected to more discrimination, higher rates of violence and crime, and higher poverty levels than if they had come here legally. It hurts American workers by holding down wages and allowing illegals to compete for jobs that should go to them. It drives up the cost of social services, criminal justice, and healthcare, and ultimately results in higher taxes on the American working poor and middle classes. These are the disenfranchised people that Democrats claim to care about but who Trump appeals to precisely because the Democratic Party forgot who butters their bread. If the Democrats truly care about the poor, working, and middle classes and all racial minorities, then they need to work with President Trump to fix the illegal immigration issue, not refuse to work with him because they don’t want to give him a win. This is one reason prodigalson and I consider the Democrats evil. They refuse to do the right things for the illegals, the poor, minorities, and the grassroots American people who make this country great. If you had any sense, you would see the logic here and agree that the Democrats are a just little bit evil and are the bad guys, not President Trump.

Driller

soBishopsboy, I never said Con Don should have ignored the illegal immigrate problem, I said he should have used some common sense about the issue. He could have quietly deported more illegals without shouting it to the high heavens. He had a deal with Moscow Mitch and the Democrats letting him build a lot of his wall, but because he couldn't totally get what he wanted, he turned it down. To please his base rather than allow the Dreamers to stay and have a chance to become citizens, even though they have lived the majority of their lives here. What made no sense to me is why would you educate the Dreamers and when they were able to join the workforce and truly contribute to the economy, you would try to send them out of the country. If your argument that illegals take away American jobs why are the farmers complaining they can't get their crops picked or harvested with Americans and legal immigrants, but they still need the illegal immigrants? You claim, it is the immigrants fault they hurt the wages of the American worker, what about the greedy American business man that wants to make more profit by paying lower or under the table wages, including Con Don!!!, then lie and act like Con Don's businesses didn't know. If Con Don hadn't given the farmers money to make up for their losses, with his stupid tariffs (20 billion dollars) I doubt they would be very happy either. How many of you friends would stand out in a field all day picking lettuce and other fruit by hand. How many of your friends would work in an orchard all day in 90 degree weather picking apples and other fruit. Yes, some American jobs are taken by the "invaders", but many are taken because (let's be real) there are many jobs that Americans WILL NOT DO!!! If Con Don appealed to the Latinos why didn't he get more of their vote. I will remind you Con Don told the Democrats and Moscow Mitch to make a deal and he would sign it He blew it up. Not the Democrats and not even Moscow Mitch blew the deal up. If you and prodicalson had any sense, you know who blew up the border deal, and that a lot of your reasons to defend Con Don are wrong. You were the one who said ALL DEMOCRATS ARE ALL EVIL and again I ask you, if the Republicans that work at anytime with the Democrats ARE THEY EVIL? also? I never said that some Democrats aren't evil, I said that not all Democrats are pure evil and Republicans are just as evil as the Democrats.

Diana

Hey Driller...you forgot to remind bb and prodigalson that Trump has had illegal immigrants working for him at his exclusive golf resorts...I think I even heard one illegal even washed his underwear... Just imagine the stench from that job.

He also had to pay over 1.375 mil. to settle a lawsuit brought against him in 1983, using undocumented workers. So where was his concern over hiring any of these workers.?

bishopsboy

Dear Diana, how did they get hired without falsifying their I-9 forms?

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, President Trump would be willing to fix the Dreamer issue if the Democrats would be willing to work with him on other immigration reform and building the wall. So far, the Democrats have refused. Farmers can’t get Americans to harvest their crops because we have a welfare system that gives them an out. Require all able-bodied welfare recipients to work by dropping them off the welfare rolls and that problem will go away. Also, non-violent prisoners could be used to harvest crops in return for leniency. That labor problem can be fixed easily. I personally have worked in hot farm related jobs and would do so again if necessary. All my friends would do the same since all of them have good work ethics. Tariffs are necessary to fix the poor trade agreements we have with China and other countries. We can’t keep headed down that path of huge trade deficits and outsourcing of our jobs and means of production. Greedy businessmen who hire illegals and pay under the table are breaking the law. Democrats don’t want to fix the border problem because they are the primary beneficiaries of illegal voting. There is no incentive for them to fix the problem. You might want do some more research before discounting the Hispanic support for Trump: https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/450097-why-latinos-back-donald-trump

Driller

prodigalson You keep running down EMU , I'm wondering if you applied and were turned down from there? I'm presuming that you have more education than your hero Mufalme bishopsboy. Sorry I couldn't go to EMU because I enrolled in Trump University and when it closed they didn't give me my money back. If EMU believes and teaches what you claim it does, maybe you should go there and maybe they could get rid of some of your anger and hatred.

prodigalson

No Driller, I didn't graduate from EMU, nor did I apply to EMU. I don't harbor hatred in my heart for anyone. I know the difference between the truth and a lie though.

Driller

prodigalson If you know the difference between the truth and a lie, then why do you whole heartedly support a liar?

Driller

bishopsboy I noticed as always are unable to defend all that I wrote. In actuality if you are like Con Don you don't care about any of the immigrants at the border. As Con Don says just don't come here. You say the kids in the cages have it a lot better here than they did in their country, but it is still no excuse to treat them inhumanely. Ask the 7 kid's families that have died in our custody, if their kids are better off. You could have not given a better example than the grapes between the difference in the two parties, you forgot to say that when it comes to opposing Con Don, the Republicans spines turn to jelly.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, once again I have noticed you have completely failed to justify Obama and liberal Democrats putting brown kids in cages -- how klansman of you. The seven children you mentioned died of disease they brought with them from their home countries. I fail to see how President Trump is responsible for that. BTW, how many American children died from diseases these illegals have brought here? Do you care about those children? https://cis.org/Arthur/Infectious-Diseases-Making-Border-Crisis-Worse

Driller

bishopsboy you bringing up Obama .you forgot to mention border crossings were at a 50 year low, then Con Don started saying he was going to build a wall and shut down the border. Due to this kind of talk in Con Dons words the " invasion" began. Maybe if Con Don wouldn't have took this position there wouldn't have been the panic to try to get in the U.S..

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, once again you blame President Trump for the illegal activities of foreigners. It's every President's responsibility and duty as Commander-in-Chief of the military to secure our borders. Are you just simply stupid and/or blinded by TDS?

Driller

Bishopsboy Keep showing your 8th grade education!!!!

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, you seem to jealous of my education, perhaps you should get your GED.

Driller

Bishopsboy, when you affiliate me with the KKK, you are showing your ignorance and disgrace even an 8th grade education!! For your information I don't need a GED I graduated from High School.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, well then as a high school graduate, you should easily see the connection between the Democratic Party and the KKK - hopefully, you learned something useful in American History class.

prodigalson

Driller, I still can’t believe you don’t know who Harvey is. He is only the greatest pastor/marriage counselor/philosopher/social justice warrior the world has ever known. And the best part is, he is affiliated with EMU, your alma mater. I really think you should get to know him. You two have a lot in common.

Driller

prodigalson, Thank you for telling me who Harvey is. Sorry, you are wrong as usual, I don't have any affiliation with EMU, but I would have graduated from Trump University, if it would have not shut down. It was such a shame!

prodigalson

Driller, are you sure you didn’t graduate from EMU? You remind me of someone who graduated from there with a degree in Peacebuilding/Socialism/Basketweaving/

Genderbender/AntiAmerican Studies.

Driller

Prodigalson and Bishopsboy , You keep saying the Democrats are pure evil and then you gave your reasons why they are evil. By your logic, as I looked over your reasons, they look a lot like the same reasons that Republicans are evil, also. You keep bringing up abortion, do you think Republican women don't have abortions and the Doctors could not be a Republican that perform them? Sexual misconduct, just look at your leader Con Don and please don't defend him because there is no defense for grabbing women by the -ussy. Saying Democrats use voters for their agenda, look at it like this, at least they let them vote. Republicans suppressed the vote in North Carolina and tried in many other states across the country to purge the voter rolls. Con Don's Muslim ban into the United States. trying to pit whites against Muslims. Separating families and sending some kids thousands of miles from their parents without knowing how to reunite them, and what is left putting them in cages without soap and a tooth brush. Is this the way you want to treat the children you don't want to abort? Don't say they are not American kids so it is alright, it doesn't matter a kid is a kid, no matter where they come from!! Lazy was another reason Democrats are evil, do you think Republicans are not lazy also? I'm sure there is as many Republicans gaming the system as there are Democrats. I can give more reasons Republicans are just as evil as Democrats, but it will not matter to you two. Get out of your perfect little worlds where everything is black and white and get into the real world!!! Yes if all Democrats are pure evil then by your logic all Republicans are pure evil. I'm sure when the day comes if you both are lucky enough, you will look down and see as many Republicans with pitchforks as Democrats, and look at each other and say begrudgingly "You know Driller was right, Democrats were not the only evil ones!!

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, I’ll respond to each of your points: (1) Regarding abortion. The Republican party platform is pro-life. Sadly, some Republicans do support abortions and have them. However, no Republican politician openly supports 3rd trimester or post birth murders as many prominent Democrats (“Coonman” Northam, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, etc.) are on record for supporting. (2) Trump’s misogynist comments – those were crude statements and no Republican defends them. I don’t and neither does prodigalson. (3) Voter suppression – this allegation is total nonsense. Republicans want eligible voters to vote, not ineligible ones like illegal aliens, dead people, felons, out of state college students voting in both their college and hometowns, etc. – that’s not voter suppression. All sane democracies other than the United States require some photographic form of voter identification. Election monitors from various countries around the world are shocked the U.S. does not require some form of photographic voter ID to prevent abuse. (4) There was never a Muslim ban; this is a BLATANT LIE. Several predominately Muslim countries were on Trump’s travel ban list because of inadequate vetting in the home country creating security issues in our country. Other Muslim countries with ADEQUATE vetting were not on the travel l ban list. Trump is trying to protect ALL Americans from Muslim extremists who pose a real threat to the citizens of this country. (5) Don’t blame Trump for the Democrats’ unwillingness to deal with the illegal immigration issue which has just exacerbated the separation problem. The separation is ultimately the misguided parent’s fault, not Trump’s. In addition, Obama was the one who put the kids in cages and the news media circulated photos were from Obama’s term in office. Regarding the so-called abuse, the kids didn’t have soap or a toothbrush in the s******e countries they came from and the “cages” are safer, cleaner, and more secure than the disease and crime ridden junkyard shacks their parents were raising them in back in their s******e home countries. The kids are safe and well taken care of despite their PARENTS’ abuse in bringing or sending them here illegally. Trump is not responsible for their s****y parents’ poor decisions. Let me make this 100% clear: THE FOREIGN PARENTS CRIMINALLY BREAKING OUR LAWS HAVE CREATED THIS SITUATION AND THE DEMOCRATS INACTION ON IMMIGRATION REFORM IS MAKING IT WORSE. (6) Laziness – the defining characteristic of socialism. Every Democratic candidate for president last week said they supported socialism and the laziness that breeds it and results from it. Show me one Republican politician that supports wholesale socialism as endorsed by any Democratic candidate. (The crickets are chirping…) Plain and simple, Democrats are evil, and their party is evil. Accept the truth and move on….

prodigalson

Mufalme Bishop, my Royal Brother, your post was brilliant, as always. Thank you for responding to each of these points so succinctly. To be honest, I’m beginning to worry about Driller. I think that his TDS is so bad that he may need to go see Harvey for some counseling. Perhaps Harvey could meet him in one of the crying rooms at EMU, where he could be soothed with coloring books, crayons, and play dough, and Harvey could talk to him about how they can best work together to get violent criminals released from prison. If none of that makes him feel better, maybe they could send for Governor Ralph, Coonman, Northam to come talk to him. Coonman could wear his Klan outfit so that he would be recognizable to the other Demokkkrats in the room. If none of these things work, them frankly, I’m out of ideas.

bishopsboy

Prince Prodigal, my pleasure as always and wonderful suggestions on your part. Driller definitely has anger issues toward President Trump in particular and Republicans in general. Hopefully, he can get the help he needs. I understand Coonman's anger: Those "evil" Republicans took his great grandfather's 42 slaves away causing him to passed down racism and resentment toward Republicans through the generations to his great grandson, Coonman. I wonder if something similar happened to Driller?

prodigalson

Well Mufalme Bishop, you may be on to something there. In fact, what you’re saying makes a lot of sense. If you think about it, the Republicans have been upsetting the Demokkkrats’ apple cart for the past 150 years. It all started, of course, when Republican President Lincoln freed all of their slaves. Then, in the early 1900s, when Demokkkrat President Woodrow Wilson worked hand in glove with Margaret Sanger and the Ku Klux Klan to form Planned Parenthood, an organization dedicated to the annihilation of the African American race through eugenics, and the practice of abortion, the Republicans exposed that plot for what it was. Then, when the Demokkkrats thought they had the black race where they wanted them once again in the 1960s, the Republicans stepped in and passed the Civil Rights Act. And now, when the Demokkkrats were convinced that they had totally succeeded in destroying the black family, and that they could count on minorities to vote in droves for Demokkkrats, along came Donald Trump, and made America great again by lifting black families out of poverty with the lowest unemployment rate in modern history. Yes, I suppose you’re right. The Demokkkrats have good reason to be sore with Republicans.

bishopsboy

Prince Prodigal, your insight never fails to amaze me. Yes, Demokkkrats have 150 years of angry resentment over Republican successes in restoring blacks and other minority Americans to equal status with whites. There will certainly be many Republicans in Heaven and many Demokkkrats in He!!....[innocent]

Driller

prodigalson I'm so glad that you and your Royal Brother have such a mutual admiration society going on with each other. Go ahead and tell each other how great and smart you are, I don't think many people are believing it or paying much attention. Every time someone tells you something bad about Con Don you claim they have TDS. I don't have TDS but have TLS(Trump Lying Syndrome). Don't worry about me. I have no idea who Harvey is and frankly don't care. By agreeing with Bishopsboy you also show you are a bigot and hypocrite. Maybe you and Bishopsboy could go to Trump University and keep patting each other on the back and telling each other how smart each of you are. Sorry I forgot, Trump University was a scam!!!

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, why don't you take your sheet and hood off long enough to see the Democrats for what they are?

DANT

Well stated prodigalson!

Driller

bishopsby Thank you for making my point that Republicans are as evil as Democrats. You finally admitted that Republican women have abortions just the same as Democrats.(2) You were right, Con Dons Grab women by the -ussy comment was very crude and you are also right that no Republicans defended him, the spineless Republican politicians didn't say a word about his comments. The silence was deafening. (3) Voter suppression, again you are wrong, Republicans in the states of Kansas. North Dakota and Florida, all tried to suppress the vote, and in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, Republican operatives were caught on a ballot fraud scheme. (4) Con Don tried to get the ban, but the courts knocked it down but finally granted a revised edition. Why was Saudi Arabia not on that list since the majority of the 9-11participants were Saudi. Still, no ban or sanctions on the Saudis even though we know they killed Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post reporter. Con Don wants to sell them weapons, do you think he is seeing a place to make a buck after he gets out of office? (5) Your writings on immigration show you are a bigot and hypocrite!! You are always complaining about abortions, but it is alright with you to treat kids in less than humane conditions and then blame their parents for wanting them to have a better life. Maybe if Con Don won't have kept saying he was going to shut the border down there wouldn't have been such a rush to get in our Country. Go ahead and answer my question, Is this the way you would treat kids after you would not abort them? I'm sure you tried to improve your situation and you were lucky to do that with your 8th grade education. Everyone wants their children to do better than they did!! (6) What does laziness have to do with Socialism? As I said before, there is as many Republicans gaming the system as Democrats. I've given you examples of Democrats and Republicans doing the same thing so by your logic Republicans are just as evil as Democrats., but being the hypocrite you are you, will never admit that most Americans are not evil!!. If you believe that only Democrats will have pitch forks and only Republicans will have halos, I think you will be badly fooled!!!

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, let me explain it this way so your simple mind can understand: The Republicans and Democrats are like two clusters of grapes. Some of the grapes on the Republican cluster are rotten, needing to be thrown in the trash while some are still good for eating. However, all the grapes on the Democratic cluster are rotten and need to be tossed down the garbage disposal. That’s the difference between the Republicans and the Democrats. As far as me not being concerned about these migrant children, that is false. As I said above, their living conditions in the holding centers is far superior to anything they have in their home countries. They are safe, comfortable, clean places for them to stay and receive needed supervision and medical care until they can be sent back home. Once home, their parents can apply for LEGAL immigration. It’s far more unkind and immoral to allow these children to come here illegally and be constantly subjected to deportation for breaking our immigration laws than it is to require LEGAL entry. I will gladly welcome them here when they come LEGALLY. I would love for the Democrats to work with President Trump on reforming the immigration system by putting an end to illegal immigration and the pains the come with it, especially for the children. Trump is willing, the racist, child-hating Democratic klansmen are not.

DANT

Spot on bishopsboy...perfect response!

sbsheridan

This is what both political parties have been reduced to: a meandering string of insults and ripostes. A letter writer deplores how far the Republican Party has fallen, given Trump’s “morally corrupt” administration. The usual suspects reply that Clinton’s “deplorables” is just as bad, and that all “demokkkrats” stand for infanticide, the selling of baby parts, and socialism. When someone requests that the nastiness cease, she is labeled “Mother Superior” – a hypocrite who “NEVER has a problem with any vile, racist, hateful thing that comes out of the mouth of a liberal. But when a conservative does it, she starts lecturing.” All this is laced with truths, falsehoods, willingness to believe the worst about others, and failure to listen to anyone with opinions different than our own. Deplorable, indeed.

prodigalson

Dear M S. Perhaps it has never occurred to you that what you are witnessing is a healthy thing. It’s called the free exchange of ideas, and it is all part and parcel of a representative republic. You have every right to post your ideas and opinions on this site, but others have the same right, and there will be other posters who, from time to time, will disagree with you, sometimes in terms that are not as flowery or polished as you might like. I, for one, enjoy reading your comments, although I rarely agree with them. But if you are going to take offense and continue to lecture folks about “civility”, all the while insulting President Trump and everyone who voted for him, then you will come across as arrogant and disingenuous. People see right through that sort of thing.

sbsheridan

Point taken. I agree. I just wish people would cool the language a bit, consider what others are saying, and perhaps work out some agreements. Of course, one of the people who needs to do that is me.

prodigalson

M S There is no agreement between good and evil. There just isn’t. I think that part of your problem is that you have lived in a liberal bubble your entire life, likely a University setting like the “EMU Community”, where your liberal ideas have never been seriously challenged. When you then enter an arena such as this forum, where your opinions are actually challenged and put to the test, you don’t know how to handle it, and so you start lecturing about “civility”. I see this all the time with liberals who simply follow the prevailing culture and regurgitate liberal talking points without stopping to consider whether or not the ideas that you are promoting are actually true. Conservatives have had to fight for what they believe, and liberals have not. Therefore, conservatives are better prepared to defend their arguments than are liberals.

Driller

prodigalson, Why is my question a silly question? If the Democrats are pure evil, why would you want to take their help and not get out of your misery of having to deal with them. That is why I asked you if you truly believe that or not. If you do believe that you should not let them help you because you are the biggest hypocrite on this post. If you don't believe it just say you didn't mean it and go on, just be more careful what you write.

prodigalson

Driller, I'm not quite sure why this is so difficult for you to understand. Let's put this another way. Let's suppose that a serial killer escaped from prison, and happened upon a crash scene in which I was involved. Let's say that I were trapped inside a burning car, and this serial killer attempted to free me from the car and save my life. Would I accept his or her help? Absolutely! Do I also believe that that person committed acts of evil? Absolutely! There is nothing hypocritical about that. It's common sense. I would accept help from anyone who would offer it in a situation like that, as would any sane person. As it relates to the Demokkkrat party, and my belief that the ideas represented by that party are evil, I stand by that belief. With respect to specific individuals, I also believe that no one is irredeemable. God can change the heart of anyone, but that person has to be willing to change. I know a lot of folks who have voted for Demokkkrats in the past, not fully realizing what the party stands for. But, as I've noted on this thread, I believe that the curtain has been pulled back, more fully exposing this party for the world to see. This makes it more and more difficult for a person to vote for Demokkkrats, claiming that they stand for something different that what they actually do. The Demokkkrat party is more and more open about what it really stands for.

DANT

prodigalson, you are wasting your time with a doofus. You could explain your position to a tree and get a more educated response! Good try though!

Driller

Dan't , Speaking of talking to a tree, how many times have you ask for people to give situations where Con Don lied? You were given several situations and even when Con Don was caught lying on tape, you still claimed he didn't. Do what you do best Cheerlead!!

prodigalson

Thank you for your kind words Dant. I realize that it may seem hopeless that anyone could get through to Driller, but remember, with God, all things are possible. We can only plant the seed. God is the one who makes it grow. I’m the meantime, I consider it a privilege to live in such a wonderful country, where Driller can express his/her views, you can express yours, and I can express mine. Remember Dant, in the end, truth wins. By the way Dant, I always enjoy reading your posts, and agree with you nearly 100% of the time.

Driller

prodigsalson, More deflection!! I understand completely you are a hypocrite, you just don't want to admit it. We are not talking about a serial killer that helps you, but I'm sure he would stop to help save you and wait for the police and others to arrive, we know he has committed acts of evil. You make my point, you want to call these people evil, but when it comes to your benefit they are alright. My point is how do you say millions of people are pure evil because they have a D in front of their name when they go to vote? You don't know them, but you want to judge them. I'm sure not all of them are pure evil and I know for a fact I am not pure evil, any more than you are a Communist IAs I said I can call Republicans Communists because of Con Dons and McConnell's actions and few if any Republicans standing against them but I know not all Republicans are Communists.. By your logic that makes them evil also. When a Democrat and Republican work together does that make the Democrat good or does it make the Republican evil? Are you saying unless a Democrat changes, they have no chance to enter Heaven? As I told Bishopsboy I'm sure there will be as many Repulicans with pitchforks in the eternal fire as there are Democrats. Don't let yourself be fooled by what your fellow Republicans say is the truth. They lie and deflect as much as the Democrats.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, just because most democrats are “nice” people doesn’t mean that they don’t support satanic causes. Causes like infanticide, selling body parts of murder victims for profit, racism and other forms of bigotry, theft, laziness, sexual perversion, and many other evils as outlined in their party platform. In 2016, democrats voted out reference to God in their party platform. What could be more anti-God and satanic than that? Clearly the Democratic Party is evil. I applaud prodigalson for telling the truth and goading democrats into reflecting on what their party truly stands for. Good for him!

prodigalson

Driller, it is not for me to judge who does. or does not, enter into The Kingdom of Heaven. That is God’s job. I do, however, know the difference between good and evil. Murdering little babies, both before, and after they are born, is evil. Judging a person based upon the color of their skin rather than the content of their character is evil. Stealing money from one group of people and giving it to another group of people in order to bribe them for their votes is evil, pitting one group of people against another group of people in order to create chaos and division is evil. These are all things that the Demokkkrat party stands for. Driller, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it’s a duck.

bishopsboy

Prince Prodigal, it's a duck indeed.

Driller

Bishopsboy, I did see where Duke would like to see Gabbard be President, but did you see why he would like to see her win? She is the only one who doesn't want white children to die for Isreal. Her chances to win are slim at best, so we will see where Duke and his buddies support goes in the general election.

Driller

prodigalson, I have read your post and am very sad, that you write all Democrats are pure evil. Other people on this post have said the same thing, and I have asked them to say what gives them that idea? Then, I asked them if they were in a car wreck and were trapped in a car and the car caught fire and they knew they were going to die without help from the emergency people, when help arrived would they ask for help or would they ask if they were pure evil Democrats, and they found out they were, would they not take their help and go on and die or take their help and live? What would you do? Don't say you are talking about just politicians because you did not say that. Don't say that the Democratic vote is going down, let me remind you more people voted for Clinton than they did for Trump by over 3 million votes. If this is your true belief that Democrats are pure evil why would you subject yourself to so much evil and to continue to live here in the United States? I really hope you are writing this venom about half of your fellow Americans, without truly believing it.

LVW

When Steve Schmidt, Republican strategist, gave a talk at Bridgewater College last year, he said something to the effect of, "Don't tell me you love America when you hate half the people in it."

prodigalson

Oh, you mean like when Hillary Clinton called Trump voters “deplorable”, and “irredeemable”? Is that the kind of hate you are referring to LVW? I think you need to clean up the hate from your own party LVW, before you accuse the other side of hate.

prodigalson

Driller, the curtain has been pulled back on exactly who Demokkkrats are, and what they stand for. They advocate infanticide, racism, socialism, and a whole host of other social ills. They Demokkkrat party is the party of The Ku Klux Klan, Planned Parenthood, both of which are racist organizations that deal death to minorities and others. There was a time when the Demokkkrat party could mask what they really stand for, but that time is long gone. Knowing what you now know, Driller, if you vote Demokkkrat, then yes, you are knowingly voting for evil. Robert Byrd and Ralph Northam are recent examples of this. All that you need to do is open your eyes, if you choose to be honest with yourself, that is.

Driller

Prodigalson.The words you wrote, make the Democrats pure evil in your mind, You say the Democrats are the party of the KKK so why is David Duke, a more recent member of the KKK than Byrd (75 years ago)and Northam(I didn't know he was a member of the KKK) has said along with other white supremacist groups (in the last 3 years) they love Con Dons racist rants. Why has racist crimes almost doubled since Con Don took over? If you think voting for Democrats is evil, then voting for Republicans is voting for Communism. Con Don won't say anything bad about Putin, McConell won't let a vote come to the Senate Floor to protect our elections from the Russians and the whole Republican party seems to be happy with that. Saying all Republicans are Communists is as absurd as saying all Democrats are evil. Why didn't you answer the question I asked you about if you were trapped in a car, would you ask the help of a pure evil Democrat or would you rather die and why do you want to live in a country that has so many purely evil people? Maybe you are the one that needs to open your eyes and be honest with yourself.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, David Duke is supporting Tulsi Gabbard (a democrat) for President in 2020, not President Trump. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ex-kkk-leader-david-duke-backs-tulsi-gabbard-for-president

prodigalson

Well Driller, I think Mufalme Bishopsboy just blew your David Duke argument right out of the water. As for Ralph Northam, he wore a Klan outfit in college, and openly admitted that he advocates murdering little babies after they are born. I can’t imagine anything much more evil than that. As for your hypothetical question, if I were trapped inside a burning car, building, and needing help, I would gladly accept help from anyone who offered it. It’s kind of a silly question if you ask me.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, when the Democratic Party wholeheartedly supports organizations like Planned Parenthood and its affiliates which profit handsomely from killing unborn babies and selling their body parts, how is a caring person supposed to view the Democratic Party other than being purely demented and evil? https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/court-affirms-media-was-wrong-those-videos-of-planned-parenthood-dealing-in-baby-parts-werent-deceptively-edited

LVW

The peanut gallery throws its nastiest venom at Republicans who don't toe the Trump line. The unforgivable sin!

bishopsboy

Yep, and guess you believe AOC and gal pals are bff's with Pelosi now after yesterday's love-in photo op! Talk about a peanut gallery.

LVW

Bb: Heck no. But I'm not seeing the connection anyway.

bishopsboy

LVW, democrats pretend to get along when they really want to strangle each other. republicans avoid the pretense.

newshound

At age 65, you ought to know better than to fall for the juvenile antics of modern politics of progressive weak-minded, clueless and incredibly lazy socialists.

DANT

Poor jealous George! I have watched the liberal Democrats systematically trying to destroy everything that is good in America the past 30 years! The liberals want the govt. to control everything including what you think, drink, eat, your children, etc. and have tried to tax everything from rain water to firewood! I will admit that some who call their selves Republicans have helped promote some of these radical gestures. George lives in bubble that CNN created for him and he can't figure out how to break free of it.....so sad!

skdee

DW222, bishopsboy, billnonymous - The three of you have put into words what I thought when I read George's letter. Trump Derangement Syndrome is strong with George. The Democrats only listen to the radical left media.

DW222

Set the hookah aside and start using the shoe polish for its intended purpose.

bishopsboy

Dear Mr. Thompson, you must be one of CNN's last 100 viewers....

billnonymous

I had my CNN comment all ready to go and you beat me to it! It's never been easier to spot a fake news media brainwashing victim. I guess Georgie boy missed the incredibly vile racist and sexist comments Democrat dingbat Pressley vomited up the other day. Or he heard them and did what most shameless Democrat hypocrite weasels do, praised her for her disgusting comments that they would, most assuredly, be deeply offended by if a Republican made them. They literally wear their blatant and pathetic hypocrisy like a badge of honor. Their TDS is epidemic and it makes my day, every day.

sbsheridan

Obviously, you people do not agree with Mr. Thompson. However, that is no reason to call people names, suggest they are on drugs, whatever. I've been highly criticized before for encouraging people to be civil, and I'm sure I will be again. But comments such as yours, as well as hyperbole implying that ALL Democrats have a mental illness and seek to destroy ALL things that are good about our country serves no purpose other than to further divide opinions in this country, which will make it harder for us to ever come together. Have you nothing to do other than say nasty things about other people? How about a simple "I disagree" or "I disagree strongly"? And you might want to check exactly what Pressley said or didn't say.

Chief601

I would like to respectfully point out that the latest Democrat ploy of putting Mueller on the stand does more to show this country what President Trump has been trying to point out since he started running for President. Mueller is what Democrats consider fair minded, an investigator, and with integrity. He represents what is in Washington, D.C. And he is the exact reason Donald Trump was elected. Mr. Thompson's letter is what I expect from Democrats. A letter full of venom with no facts to back it up.

prodigalson

MS Sheridan, the posters on this thread are telling the truth. The Demokkkrat party has been trying to destroy everything that is decent and good about this country for the last 30 years (probably a lot longer), Dant is correct about that. Chief is correct also in that the Mueller testimony completely backfired on the Demokkkrats, and further exposed them for what they are. As for Representative Pressley, her words speak for themselves. You're just upset because someone had the courage to point it out. You need to face facts MS Sheridan, the Demokkkrat party is pure evil. They are anti-American, anti-constitution, anti-life, and anti-God. More and more, people are seeing it. You need a reality check.

billnonymous

Mother Superior with her incessant lecturing again, yawn. I quoted Pressley verbatim in another post. I even paused the TV as she was speaking so I can make sure I got every last VILE, RACIST, SEXIST comment that came out of her mouth exactly as it left it. Pressley is one of MANY phony, hypocrite, "persons of color" who sadly but truly believe their skin color absolves them from EVER saying anything racist. THAT only WHITE people can be racist. THAT is something with which I disagree strongly, there, happy now?

prodigalson

I like the “Mother Superior” moniker Billy. It fits her to a T.

LVW

Yes, prodigal, "mother superior" is real cute, in a sophomoric, Trumpian kind of way. You embarrass yourself.

billnonymous

She sits there and haughtily calls us out for saying “nasty things” but where are her comments chiding Pressley (or any liberal) for the nasty things they say? Sheridan NEVER has a problem with any vile, racist, hateful thing that comes out of the mouth of a liberal. But when a conservative does it, she starts lecturing. Seems hypocritical to me.

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