Friday, 25 November 2016

Blue-Collar Democrats To Party: It’s Still The Economy, Stupid
The trade unions have been trying to get the democrats to bring back tariffs for 50 years - now a pseudo-conservative might give them their big-government wish. That this means protection for a few at the expense of most Americans is irrelevant. Trade unions have always been about their own workers first and everyone else second - that's their job. It is summed up by a sentiment Mr Trump agrees with: "I'm alright, Jack."
    However, even if the democrats HAD listened, they would have lost: nominating Hilary when even their own polls showed that everyone in America hated her was worse than arrogance; it was hubris.

UEA Student Union To Sell White Poppies As Red Poppies ‘Offensive And Upsetting’
I understand them: the red poppy symbolizes blood that was shed by our ancestors to defend the freedom of these students'  - and they find debt they owe to be oppressive.     
     They would rather celebrate the white flags of surrender. I don't agree with them, but I do understand them.      It is similar to the reaction of the guarantors of Ukraine's borders (including the US and the UK) when the Crimea was invaded, oppressed and then annexed: surrender is the modern western answer to conflict. (don't believe it? See Abkhazia and South Ossetia)

Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Think Draining The Swamp Is A ‘Real Concern’ Of Regular People
Most gators don't; another example of hubris.
Remember, the reason Mitch wants to repeal Obamacare is that he and his fellow congress-critters got kicked off the very generous federal benefits scheme in 2014 and have been forced to buy their own insurance on the exchanges ever since.

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