Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 6 days, 5 hours ago on Jennifer Schubert-Akin: In uncertain times, look to America’s principles

It's the nationwide electoral losses that are particularly striking; despite one of the most charismatic leaders any party has ever run. The Dems controlled everything when Preezy took over in '09 - governors, state houses, & Congress (including a filibuster-proof Senate majority).

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Brian Kotowski 1 week ago on Jennifer Schubert-Akin: In uncertain times, look to America’s principles

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, whose bid to oust Pelosi from her leadership gig will be just as futile as Bernie's attempt to beat Hillary: “If we don’t have Barack Obama at the top of the ticket, we can’t win elections,” Ryan lamented. “That is an unsustainable model. He can’t run again, so it’s not even like we can say, well, every four years we’ll win.”

Obama won convincingly on the two occasions he was on the ballot. In every other election during his tenure, he had zero coattails & his party got taken to the cleaners. Someone (I don't remember who) said the 2010 midterm wasn't an election, it was a restraining order. Since Preezy was sworn in, the Dems have lost 10 senators, 14 governors, 31 state legislatures, & 63 Congressional seats. They haven't been this anemic in the House since the 1920s. Of the approximately 5000 counties nationwide, Hillary won 300; principally isolated pockets densely populated with our lefty friends.

Here's hoping the GOP adopts something closer to the Reagan model, instead of W's 'go along to get along' paradigm. alt text

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Brian Kotowski 1 week, 2 days ago on Jim and Nancy Spillane: We will not close our eyes

Slowest CIA assassination ever. Lotta high fives at the Pentagon today. Yeah! Finally bagged that sumbitch! No one will suspect a thing!

Good riddance.

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Brian Kotowski 1 week, 2 days ago on Jim and Nancy Spillane: We will not close our eyes

Never mind the anti-Trump rioting and incitements to violence; let us instead focus our self-righteous and pompous outrage at Edgewood College, where authorities are investigating the most egregious of hate crimes: Edgewood College calls the police over “suck it up” Post-it note

We owe eternal gratitude to the Gentle, Loving, and Almighty Gaia for producing fearless warriors like Edgewood College Vice President Tony Chambers, who has condemned this "cowardly act of hatred and intimidation."

Under the stalwart leadership of Vice President Chambers, staff from Human Resources, the offices of Student Conduct, Title IX, and Diversity were moblized to configure an appropriate response to this "hateful message." According to the intrepid and daring Vice President Chambers “the group determined that the message constituted a Hate Crime, based on guidelines from the Jeanne Clery Act and state law.” He adds the group acted according to college policy and reported the incident to the Madison, Wisconsin Police Department, which is currently investigating it as a “Hate Crime.”

That's how you get things done, folks. If only the Dems had run the indomitable and courageous Vice President Chambers, instead of Hillary.

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Brian Kotowski 1 week, 3 days ago on Jim and Nancy Spillane: We will not close our eyes

Obama has been the Dems' silver lining; all the rest has been cloudy, electorally. BHO won convincingly on the two occasions when his name was on the ballot. In every other election during his terms, he had zero coattails & his party got taken to the cleaners. Someone (I don't remember who) said the 2010 mid term wasn't an election, it was a restraining order. Since Preezy was sworn in, the Dems have lost 10 senators, 14 governors, 31 state houses, & 63 Congressional seats. They haven't been this anemic in the House since the 1920s. Of the approximately 5000 counties nationwide, Hillary won 300; principally isolated pockets densely populated with our lefty friends.

Here's hoping the GOP adopts something closer to the Reagan model, instead of the Bush 'go along to get along' paradigm.

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Brian Kotowski 1 week, 5 days ago on Jim and Nancy Spillane: We will not close our eyes

Those on Rep. Gabbard's mailing list found the following in their inboxes recently:

As you have no doubt heard by now, I met with President-elect Donald Trump earlier today.

He asked me to meet with him to discuss our current policies regarding Syria, our fight against terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as other foreign policy challenges we face.

It would have been easier for me to refuse this meeting. The establishment and social media have been talking about this all day. But I never have and never will play politics with American and Syrian lives.

In fact, like President Obama, I firmly believe that now is the time for us to put our country first, and come together, regardless of political party, and tackle the many challenges we face.

This was an opportunity to advocate for peace—and I felt it was important to take the opportunity to meet with the President-elect to counteract neocons’ steady drumbeats of war, which threaten to drag us into an escalation of the war to overthrow the Syrian government.

This war has already cost hundreds of thousands of lives and forced millions of refugees to flee their homes in search of safety for themselves and their families. It has also strengthened al-Qaeda and other violent, extremist groups in the region. It would have been irresponsible not to accept this invitation. I feel it is my duty to take every single opportunity I get to advocate for peace, no matter the circumstances of those meetings.

I shared with him my grave concerns that escalating the war in Syria by implementing a so-called no-fly/safe zone would be disastrous for the Syrian people, our country, and the world. It would lead to more death and suffering, exacerbate the refugee crisis, strengthen ISIS and al-Qaeda and bring us into a direct conflict with Russia–potentially resulting in a nuclear war. We discussed my bill to end our country’s illegal war to overthrow the Syrian government and the need to focus our precious resources on rebuilding our country, and on defeating al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other terrorist groups who pose a threat to the American people.

Also, where I disagree with President-elect Trump on issues, I will not hesitate to express that disagreement. You didn’t send me to Washington to make friends with the political elite. You sent me to represent you, and I am committed to doing just that.

In short: I will never allow partisanship to undermine our national security when the lives of countless people lay in the balance.

If that earns me enemies in Washington or at the State Department, then so be it.

I hope you’ll continue to stand with me and stay engaged. The cause of peace is too great for us to allow political disagreements or partisanship to stand in our way.

Aloha,

Tulsi Gabbard

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Brian Kotowski 2 weeks ago on Jim and Nancy Spillane: We will not close our eyes

A Dem rumored to be in the running for Trump gigs at State, Defense, or the UN. She's always been right on the money regarding the Islamofreaks; slamming Preezy's kid-glove refusal to utter the words "Islamic extremism." If she agrees to an appointment, I hope it's State or Defense. The UN's a waste of time.

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