Two Sides of the Same Counterfeit Coin: Part 11

In the year 3535
Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today

Sooner than you think

The right often accuses the left of exaggerating victimhood, turning a blind eye to reality, and distorting language to do so. The left, it’s often said, harbors “snowflakes” and the like who are beset by a victim complex. Lately, however, this frame of mind knows no party or political affiliation. Especially since the Capitol riot, assorted conservative figures have embodied a fragility of the right.


Mr. McWhorter — I’ve been in the trenches dealing with these chronic complainers for a helluva lot longer than “lately.”

Not only did they systematically deny the obvious on the most important matter of our time — they proudly refuse to even allow the debate to get to the point of what it’s even about.

So they’re not simply denying that the tubes were incapable of enriching uranium . . .

The nation never got that far — not even remotely close . . .

Like the dimensions exactly matching the tubes used in Iraq’s history of manufacturing the Nasser-81mm artillery rocket (a reverse-engineered version of the Italian Medusa).

Be quite a coincidence if they weren’t . . .

Ya know, connected

This is how they got away with it then . . . and how they get away with it now . . .

They’ll look away from a mountain of evidence against their side — while nitpicking over pebbles to pounce on the other

Even against overwhelming evidence served on a silver platter, they will swat it away in disdain without so much as glancing at the goods

— Mentality of a Mob

The Left is catching up in its Mentality of a Mob tactics — but I wrote that list years ago about the patriots who show nothing but contempt for correction on facts that are as crystal-clear as it gets.

We’re talking about people who are outraged by the manufactured war on Christmas, but not even mildly discomforted by the manufactured war in Iraq and the damage it did on multiple fronts.

Percentage of people peddling “everybody believed Iraq had WMD” — who couldn’t write a sound argument on the subject to save their lives:

They wear Christianity on their sleeve but behave nothing like Christians — then whine about how they’re treated so harshly for their faith.

Never mind that they’re largely treated that way for flagrantly failing to follow through on the goodness in that Bible they belt people with.

They’ve been playing Christian card for decades then act like a bastion of innocence when railing on the race card.

As stated in Part 4:

You want the Left to listen to reason on race-related incidents, as you should. But as clear-cut as some of those encounters might be, there’s typically room for a degree of gray.

They seize on that as a way to rationalize what they see.

There’s no degree of gray on those tubes being turned into centrifuges.

And yet to this day, your “facts over feelings” brand belittles anyone in the mere mention of WMD deception.

And now, even now” — you’ll pull the same stunt in your bottomless contempt for correction.

“The cat . . . TOTALLY OUT OF THE BAG!”

Who do ya think Roger Ailes was targeting below?

People don’t want to be informed, they want to feel informed

— The Loudest Voice

Did he really say those exact words? That quote is the irrefutable record of what happened on Fox — so it doesn’t matter.

To be sure, the Left has gone off the rails in following suit to feel informed. And all the while, the Right celebrates freedom by slinging snippets of certitude in a ceaseless cadence of crap.

There’s a classic scene in Seinfeld that delightfully illustrates the divide between declarations of virtue and delivering on them

America was built on hypocrisy — why bother messing with tradition?

The Right delights in ridiculing the Left for burning buildings to further the cause. Yet they went batshit crazy after 9/11: Setting the world ablaze — and browbeating anybody out of line in their March of Folly.

Of all those in that crowd that I’ve challenged on WMD — their knowledge combined could fit into a thimble with space to spare.

Who cares about 10 pages when “You Can’t Believe Everything You Read”?

Same standard to snub someone who’s read 10,000 — on world-altering affairs they snicker at.

Just a small sample of my research.

Coming across your anti-racism is now a religion video perfectly capped off I Don’t Do Slogans — but finding Who’s the Snowflake Now? makes me certain of what I already suspected:

You guys have spent so much time becoming experts on race-related matters and rightly exposing the Left — that you don’t fully understand the forces you’re dealing with on the Right.

And now that I think about it: Without knowing the depths of deceit involved on Iraq WMD — and fighting that folly for nearly 2 decades . . .

You couldn’t possibly know the sheer levels of stupidity, prejudice, childishness, and dishonesty around this issue.

We’re not talkin’ tax policy, heath care, gun control, climate change, race relations . . . or any issue where there’s room for disagreement (however absurd we may find it).

To deny reality on an issue where fractions of a millimeter matter — is something else entirely.

You might as well be arguing that day is night and night is day.

Anyone entering this debate with sincerity — would come away realizing that there is no debate, and there was never was.

They just made it up.

Holy war

Lately, however, this frame of mind knows no party or political affiliation.


You’re wildly off the mark here.

  • exaggerating victimhood
  • turning a blind eye to reality
  • distorting language to do so
  • beset by a victim complex
  • assorted conservative figures have embodied a fragility of the right

Look around

This abomination of a human being didn’t come out of nowhere.

There’s a reciprocal relationship in the behavior between the the Right and the Left.

Surely you know that.

But I don’t see in that understanding in your work — and how the Right’s behavior plagues what you’re trying to get through to the Left.

I couldn’t agree more on the religious nature you nailed on anti-racism, but here’s the deal:

It’s faith-based belief on the Left

It’s faith-based belief and faith-based belief on the Right

The forces of folly in the former are turbocharged in the latter. There’s simply no comparison in the degree of danger and destruction involved.

I’ve learned to hate the Russians
All through my whole life
If another war comes
It’s them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side

But now we got weapons
Of chemical dust
If fire them we’re forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And ya’ never ask questions
When God’s on your side

And that — feeds right into the firewall that blocks you guys from reaching the Left in ways you might be able to without the debauchery on the Right.

To provide some additional perspective on how the Left became increasingly radicalized — we need to go back to 2000. The fire started with Bill Clinton’s impeachment, but it became an inferno in Florida.

I don’t excuse what they’ve become . . .

I’m simply offering some insight into why they went off the rails.

They don’t know how to win against people who don’t play by any rules. I don’t support any of their methods, but it’s abundantly clear to me how they got that way.

Putting aside their senseless, myopic, and counterproductive ways on race and the homeless (to name a couple):

The Democratic Party has a set of beliefs based in nuanced argument — trying to defeat people whose beliefs can fit on a bumper.

That was difficult enough before the internet and the cable clans paved the way for the onslaught of the utterly absurd.

And that was just a warmup for what was to come with Twitter and Facebook.

They brought a [butter] knife to a gunfight

In the Florida election fiasco of 2000, I just wanted the right thing to be done — whether it served my interests or not was irrelevant.

And I said so at the time

That sense of fairness is so foreign that I might as well be speaking another language.

If Bush really won — then that’s what I wanted. If Gore did, that’s what I wanted.

Mr. Sowell has no such notion — as it’s not enough that Republicans got their way, he’s part of the machine that manufactures the “facts over feelings” fantasy — acting as though the Right is a bastion of civility and sound argument.

The “source of their anger,” Mr. Sowell?

It’s partly people like you who deny the obvious for a living — and then have the bottomless nerve to bitch about others do the same.

It takes a stupefying feat of psychological gymnastics to pull that off.

And he sure has a habit of flagrantly ignoring key evidence to do it . . .

And other world-altering events that rank a bit higher in importance than preventing people from speaking at college campuses . . .

How often have you seen conservatives or libertarians take to the streets, shouting angry slogans? How often have conservative students on campus shouted down a visiting speaker or rioted to prevent the visitor from speaking at all?

We were trying to stop the recount; Bush had already won,” said Evilio Cepero, a reporter for WAQI, an influential Spanish talk radio station in Miami

I strenuously object? Is that how it works? Objection. Overruled! No, no, no, no . . . No, I strenuously object! Oh, well, you strenuously object — then I should take some time to reconsider.

And “Oh my God, Libtard/Libturd/Snowflake alert — Rachel Maddow, that’s your source?”

I don’t trust her either

But are you telling me that the Brooks Brothers Riot didn’t happen because her name’s on the video? These numbered faces can’t be identified — even though they have been?

Can’t trust Wikipedia? “You can’t believe everything you read?” What ya got me this round in your Rolodex of Excuses?

Just wanna make sure I’m clear on which bullshit line you’re gonna use to make damn sure you never get it clear.

It is hard to think of a time when Karl Rove or Dick Cheney has even raised his voice but they are hated like the devil incarnate

— Thomas Sowell

So you can manipulate the nation into war — make up more lies to rationalize those lies, pit half the nation against the other in a post 9/11 world, and on and on . . .

But as long as you don’t raise your voice — there’s no call to be angry about it?

There is no price I would accept to insult my own intelligence as you have repeatedly done to insult yours.

And the only way a man of your intellect could shovel this shit is to sell out.

When was it, I wonder?

When did you take that first step down that road and never look back?

With what I know on WMD — and how I have been treated with disdain by your camp (for telling the truth that nails Democrats to the wall as well):

It’s impossible for you to fathom how confrontational your non-confrontational crap is to me.

And if you ever have the guts to get in the ring with me, you will see the “source of my anger” . . .

The facts you never followed

So while I don’t subscribe to the Left’s ludicrous ways — I sure as hell know why they’re so pissed off.

And however feckless Obama was — I know theft when I see it, and I call a spade a spade no matter what.

You stole that Supreme Court seat, and that makes you a thief and a hypocrite. You know goddamn good and well you’d be apoplectic if they pulled that stunt.

And I’d be right there with ya if you they did . . .

Even after you did it to them.

That’s what principle is

It’s not who I am underneath — but what I do that defines me

There is one thing, my dear sir, that must be attempted and most sacredly observed or we are all undone. There must be decency and respect, and veneration introduced for persons of authority of every rank, or we are undone. In a popular government, this is our only way.

— From John Adams to James Warren, 22 April 1776

What was different in 2020 was we were of the same party as the president

— Mitch McConnell

Jesus, it just never ends with these people.

If it weren’t that it would be “leap year” or some other ridiculous rationalization.

Mitch McConnell ranks with the most soulless scoundrels I have ever seen.

It was March 16, 2016 — so “the people should decide in an election year.” If it were October 16th with your boy in office — you’d bulldoze that nomination through if at all possible.

And you’d line up to get your marching orders so you could properly peddle your poppycock — as you’ve done untold times before.

In their collective state, the Borg are utterly without mercy; driven by one will alone: the will to conquer. They are beyond redemption, beyond reason.

— Jean-Luc Picard

Right and wrong never even enters the equation — it’s just about getting your way, and Anything Goes to get it.

This is how you roll

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.

And what’s worse than not considering such questions upfront — is that you never burden yourself to reflect on the damage you do.

Incredibly — it doesn’t even register when it goes against your own interests.

It’s undeniably true that the Left rolls the same way sometimes — they’re just not as ruthless about it (except when it comes to race). For anyone on the Right who wants to dispute the ruthlessness of the Left:

If you won’t even consider the most clear-cut facts imaginable, what makes you think you’re so swift on areas not so demonstrably provable?

So I understand their disgust with you — just as I understand yours with them.

You cheated the system to steal that seat. There’s no way in hell that you’d stand for that had the situation been reversed.

So if you’re gonna cheat the system — what’s wrong with these parents doing the same for their college kids? Why not everybody cheat the system any way we can?

Why not just let America officially be the free-for-all nation that it’s become?

But nah, you wanna play this game where you can rip these Hollywood-elite parents for pampering their snowflakes — while you worship this man of the people who is as grotesque as his gilded apartment.

And oh yeah, I had words for these parents — but out of principle, not piñata.

On that note, I’m keenly aware that the left-leaning media was gunning for Trump on day one — and I did not support that.

You’ve done far worse in trying to bring down Democrats. And please — we all know it was never about character, emails, servers, Benghazi, or anything else you endlessly bitch and moan about . . .

That ship has sailed

I can’t think of a single time that you pursued the truth unless it served your agenda.

If you can prove otherwise — please do.

When you spoke the truth about Obama — did I defend him because of how he was treated?

Hell no.

Putting the media’s ulterior motives aside — there’s another reason why Trump got treated as harshly as he did . . .

He had it comin’ . . .

For being a gigantic jerk, an embarrassment to the entire history of human achievement, and telling more lies than I imagined was even possible.

But you never factor for facts while defending the indefensible.

If you’re gonna behave like a child, there are consequences.

People who preach responsibility should know that — and you would, if you weren’t always so busy making excuses for your own — on things you assail everyone else for.

He’s not a politician, he’s a businessman

Then act like one . . .

Or is that my TDS showing?

If you’re not gonna be “presidential” — how about being professional?

Kinda thought that went with the “business man” bit.

When he wanted to build a wall — was it TDS to want a plan with some kind of proposal? Wouldn’t a smart businessman know that insulting people on the other side of the border is not a sound strategic move?

While you all wallow in politics — I look at things through the prism of good practices.

High turnover is a not a good sign

And I’m betting Trump’s is unprecedented.

It’s your show as POTUS, so if chaos surrounds you — take a good look in the mirror to find the cause.

I made a similar argument about Obama’s lack of managerial skills — and he perfectly fit the Democratic mold of being without backbone.

The guy was a joke and had no business being anywhere near that office.

It might surprise you that I voted for Obama in 2008. I gave Romney a shot in the second round. I just have this old-fashioned idea about not rewarding people who are dishonest and don’t do a good job.

— Richard W. Memmer (Prologue)

By the way, I said in 2008 that Obama wouldn’t be the “change” candidate he claimed.

How did I know that?

Because he had no record of risk — and past is prologue.

And lemme get this straight: Romney didn’t meet your purity test — but Trump did?

This nation sees everything through the prism of politics. For me, it all boils down to whether or not you do a good job (and that you’re honest to the degree I can reasonably except from politicians).

If a good idea or doing the right thing helps Republicans or Democrats — I’m for serving the best interest of the country every single time.

The political outcome is irrelevant to my consideration — just as it was when I wanted the right thing in the Florida election fiasco.

I’ve always known what this nation still doesn’t get:

In one form or another, inevitably there are consequences for convictions unguided by conscience.

The first time I ever heard of John McWhorter was in a 2017 interview with Brian Williams. In talking about take a wild guess, he said . . .

He has a rather narcotic joy in dismissal and belittlement

A ton of that goin’ around

But nobody beats what someone else had to say on the same subject . . .

The thing that is most disturbing to me, in a sea of disturbing things — is that there is no opportunity in all of humanity, to observe the world we live in, and to see all the scope of life in the world, like being President of the United States. You sit there, and for 4 years, or for 8 years — the crème de la crème of society is presented to you.

“Here’s the bravest man and woman in the military. Here’s the smart scientists. Here’s the most dedicated children in their learning.”

You get to see the ugliest . . . what are terrorists doing in torture camps. You see the world from a vista that only a man, or one day a woman, can have that outlook. And I thought to myself: “Surely, when he won . . . he would change as a result of that.”

Every day, you’re having meetings and talking to serious people. And then you come into the Oval Office to “Here’s the winners of the Spelling Bee of San Diego.” . . .

And you meet these people, and life just comes washing over you. Your heart and your mind open up. What a learning experience — how much you learn about the world.

And I thought, “It’s gonna change him.” . . .

He didn’t change one f#%@g gram.

Cassius was right. “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves.”

What does it say about you that I have to be secretive about sources like with “someone else” above? If Sowell’s words below were said about America instead of only the Left’s influence on it, that would be honest.

But this man is not honest

If he were, he’d equally call out the Right for its role in creating the Crap Is King culture that the country has become. And he’d take you to task for the behavior I can expect from you below — simply for citing Alec Baldwin in a quote.

Let’s see how much of a “maverick” and “national treasure” he is to you then.

That you can’t even put your politics aside for 5 seconds to appreciate the beauty in Baldwin’s words . . .

I feel sorry for you in a way, as you’ll never know how much more the world had to offer you — and what you had to offer it.

Origin of Safe-Space Central (including full text of image below for easier reading) — November 20, 2016:

I don’t what the hell happened to America, but I was always partial to people who elevated me in some way:

Teachers, coaches, family, friends, and colleagues who inspired me, pushed me, challenged me, corrected me, or just gave a little look that said, “You can do better.”

And even strangers who left their mark by reminding me that I could have said something better — or maybe made an assumption I shouldn’t have.

I’ll take anything that sharpens my mind and makes me a better person.

I come from a different place. A different time. A different way of life.

It’s fitting that these pictures ended up in the order that they did in the gallery below — as looking at the back or the internals of something is the path to understanding . . .

How it works — Or how it doesn’t

I was crazy about this girl once and had her over to celebrate her birthday. When she saw my table and chairs, she looked underneath it to examine the structure.

It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

The way this nation operates is tantamount to thinking that the wheel is just levitating — in the way you think that something is magically true or false — entirely based on what you want it to be.

That’s bad enough by itself

But when presented with evidence that obliterates those beliefs — you still stick to them.

And as unconscionable as that is — it’s never enough to satisfy you, so you go out of your way to advertise your virtues in the Facts Over Feelings parade:

Mercilessly mocking the Left for failing to follow standards that amount to nothing but a brand for you.

Was it worth it . . .

Accepting so much wrong to serve what you believe to be right?

Look around

To this day, this painting remains in the Monticello, Indiana post office. As far back as I can remember, I loved going in there and looking up with wonder.

It sounds idealistic, but I’ve been around such beauty and brilliance for real — where the manner in which everyone works toward their own goal, serves a shared purpose.

Pooh-poohers of possibility will see my Vision of Virtue for America as a fantasy.

That vision has nothing to do whether my policy interests are served or yours.

The fantasy is thinking that if only you could control the courts, Congress, and the White House long enough — that America will become the country you want it to be.

It’s never gonna happen — and this nation was not designed for it to.

And this is the result of you thinking that it was:

You’re destroying everything you’re trying to protect

I’ll tell you what’s truly magical:

The power of influence — that you can think one thing, take new information into account, and think another.

It’s fantastic

As I wrote 16 years ago:

There’s nothing more edifying than taking a trip to another point of view

When I’m uplifted from a song or some movie from the good ol’ days — I’m not longing to return to a better time. It’s just that something good got lost.

Each generation has components to be used as building blocks for progress. I know of no finer example of that than the Hall of Fame intro for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

The “best of everything” below is simply the spirit of saying that the Right has better ideas on some things, and the Left on others.

Obviously, there’s a divide that will never come together — but you’re running the country into the ground over that divide.

The day after President Clinton won his first term, Senate Majority leader, Bob Dole, shared his thoughts on one of the morning shows.

When asked about working with Bill Clinton, he said . . .

Of course, we’ll work with him, but if you’re asking me if I want to see him there after four years, the answer’s no!

She wasn’t asking — but by bringing it up, you told me everything I need to know about you in 5 seconds.

That politicians & pundits can’t even allow one moment to go by without slipping in their party-line pettiness is pathetic.

Just as the Profile Principle planted the seek for my documentary:

“It may or may not. It may or may not”

The only logical answer to Hannity’s question is NO! Due to the confines of the question, the answer would still be “no” even if he were a racist. That seems counterintuitive, but the parameters of the probe were restricted to the domain of specific behavioral patterns.

Whatever you think of the outcome of the case, intellectually dishonest answers poison the waters of civility. Tamara Holder contaminated the discussion by refusing to separate her support for even a second to simply answer a question with integrity.

And some things just go without saying — so Senator Dole didn’t need to remind me that Republicans will want their own in the White House next time.

But he wasn’t talkin’ to me — he was talking to those who seemingly live to be angry (the “way of life” that Sowell absurdly sees only the Left).

Not even the morning after an election can ya take a break . . .

There’s no time to waste

As off you go to burn time and create an ocean of waste for generations to drown in.

I’m glad I saw what Dole said — as I vowed to do the exact opposite. From that moment on, whoever wins the White House has a shot to be the greatest president ever in my eyes.

Even at the expense of my own interests, I would never wish failure upon anyone. And that if a great leader served the nation in ways more important than my own — I would honor that.

You’re gonna get another chance to get your people back in the House at some point anyway.

Why not be inspired and welcome the challenge of such leadership? Why not become more like that — but with your own policies in mind?

On that note — for the Left:

It astounds me that people who pride themselves intellectualism — can’t see clearly on even the most obvious strategy that serves their best interests.

A Hillary/Obama ticket was the smart move in 2008. He wasn’t ready (nor do I think he was presidential material anyway — but leaving that aside).

She’d most likely get 8 years — and in the meantime, Obama would be groomed for the next 8.

That’s a high probability of 16 years of Democratic rule — and who knows from there. You wanted a plant when you could have had a crop — and all you had to do sacrifice a little longer.

But you just had to have your first black president — instead of getting a seasoned candidate 8 years later.

This ain’t Monday-morning quarterbacking — I said so at the time.

You pay untold millions to political consultants — and they couldn’t figure this out?

And his advocates in the media — you’re catastrophically shortsighted (not to mention miserably failing to do your job — which goes for the Right too, of course).

Speaking of the Right, I argued in 2004 that accountability was in their long-term best interests — even if it cost them the election. I was looking down the road — they weren’t.

This nation didn’t learn then — and you don’t learn now:

“Don’t deal on the moment”

But you just keep doing it — over and over and over again.

“If I had a son” is one of the most egregiously irresponsible things I’ve ever seen. It’s impossible to overstate the damage it’s done — with no end in sight.

As I put it in Part 10:

Nobody nailed Obama better than Matt Damon:

A one-term president with some balls . . . [would have been] much better

He had an opportunity to take race relations to new heights, but took it to new lows — by playing the same tried and untrue games that get you nowhere.

No amount of obstruction on the Right changes the fact that you blew it all by yourselves.

And worse that that — is your refusal to recognize that reality (allowing you to conveniently ignore other realities).

As I’ve said many times: Black Lives Matter, the removal of monuments, and Kaepernick’s kneeling — rolled out the red carpet for Trump.

That — was not smart

Even if I could demonstrably prove that you helped put him in office, you’d still deny it. For people who act like they’re so sharp — you sure don’t think things through.

It’s quite possible that Comey’s cover-his-ass actions in the 11th hour tipped the scales. Given the possibility that a single event like that could alter the atmosphere of an election — what do you think pouring fuel on the fire for years did?

Given the tight margins — there’s not a doubt in my mind that these ploys put Trump in the White House.

If that doesn’t register with the efficacy of your efforts — nothing will.

To be sure, Democrats would still have manipulated these events with Hillary in the White House — but that’s just run-of-the-mill race card.

By Obama even half-heartedly endorsing this horseshit — it was like taking a flamethrower to race relations.

He pissed away his presidency in that moment.

Setting off a chain of events that’s been doing damage on a daily basis ever since.

And please, spare me your outrage on the Right — as it was your bottomless deceit, arrogance, asinine ways, and refusal to hold your own accountable . . .

That created the conditions for Obama to be there in the first place.

Glenn Loury captured the catalyst for this chaos in about 2 minutes. Had Obama said such things, we’d be living in a very different world right now.

What Barack Obama, our first black president, should have done but couldn’t bring himself to do? Transform the race discourse by telling some us truths we didn’t want to hear. I take no pleasure in saying so. But I think the former president failed us by misplaying the race card.

Contrast Loury’s words with the over-the-top allegiance Chris Matthews put on display here.

And for the millionth time — could someone explain to me why over-the-top allegiance is bad for the opposing party but not yours?

It’s all wrong to me.

But I’m old-fashioned — while you’re just into fashion.

opinions lightly adopted but firmly held . . . forged from a combination of ignorance, dishonesty, and fashion

Life at the Bottom

In I Don’t Do Slogans on The Yellow Brick Road — I expressed the same sentiments as Mr. Loury, but with one exception . . .

These are absolutely true things. A white president can’t say them — of any party. Barack Obama could have said that. He’s the only one who could have said them and made them stick.

With utmost respect, Glenn . . .

I must object

First off, they beat the hell out of Kobe for just saying this alone (and they didn’t take kindly to Cosby telling the truth a lifetime ago either).

And while Obama being president would lend more weight, he’d still get hammered.

I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American. That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American, we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American.

It would have been ideal had Obama done it, but he didn’t have the spine (and I knew that all along).

It won’t go down well no matter who does it — but somebody needs to anyway. Sugarcoating the truth (and in many cases — avoiding it entirely) — is how we got here.

And I’m not just talking about race-related issues.

Excessive sensitive is killing this country.

Get somebody in the White House who doesn’t roll that way (not like the dumbass who was just there) . . .

And go after the major problems with equal tenacity (calling out the Left and Right).

That alone changes the dynamics of the debate.

Everything in America is about how things are perceived. We need to change that with some tough love that spares no one.

Essential to responsibility is learning to process information.

The only problem with “facts over feelings” is that it’s nothing more than a slogan used by people whose lives revolve around “feelings over facts.”

But the idea is right — and with the right voices, you could eventually make it stick by being equal-opportunity offenders.

“These are absolutely true things” — there’s no way in hell I’d back off from saying what needs to be said.

Whether it sticks or not — I’d keep saying it till it did. I’ve got a feeling others would chime in eventually.

Let’s recall what was good and is now gone. Even if wasn’t entirely true in some ways — the spirit of America sure sounded like it meant something.

meant something to me, anyway

You can see them every morning in the factories and the fields
In the city streets and the quiet country towns
Working together like spokes inside a wheel
They keep this country turning around

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