History Visits the Trump Administration

 

After the Left seemingly ran roughshod over us for about a week regarding the immigration issue, as they tend to do, we were all ready for some good news for a change. And boy, have we gotten it.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced today that he is retiring after more than 30 years on the court, clearing the way for PDT to give America a truly conservative SCOTUS, rather than the wishy-washy roll of the die currently in session.

According to the court’s spokeswoman, Kennedy informed PDT via personally delivered letter that his retirement would be effective July 31, giving the president ample time to name a successor and the Senate plenty of time to confirm him or her.

Here is the letter:

“It has been the greatest honor and privilege to serve our nation in the federal judiciary for 43 years, 30 of those on the Supreme Court,” Kennedy said in a statement, adding that while his family was cool with him continuing to serve on the court, he desired to spend more time with them in his twilight years.

Kennedy, who turns 82 in July, is the court’s longest-serving member and second-oldest justice after its leading moonbat, Ruth Hater Ginsburg, who is 85 friggin years old.

Rumors, which I reported at the time because I found them to have merit, have been circulating since last Summer regarding Kennedy’s exit. Some Republicans on the Hill even claimed it was a definite, while others urged him to announce as soon as possible to give the GOP time to confirm his replacement before the midterm elections in November.

It appears he heeded their wishes.

Nominated by former President Reagan and confirmed in 1988, Kennedy has been known as the “swing vote” on the court for quite some time. He was appointed as a conservative, but a few liberal DC cocktail parties took care of that.

During his tenure, he sided with liberals to advance LGBT rights, decided that Barry Soetoro could force Americans to buy insurance they couldn’t afford and coddled murderers on death row. His conservative credentials consist of (at times) voting to protect religious liberty (though in very narrow ways) and shooting down Cooter McCain’s campaign finance law.

All in all, his departure is a great thing for the court, especially with Donald J. Trump appointing his replacement.

God loves us, Trumpers. He really does.

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COOCHIE CAPS ARE STOMPIN’ MAD

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And there’s very little they can do about it…….lmaooooooooooooo.

Liberals are still pipin’ hot at Turtle McConnell’s refusal to hold a confirmation hearing or vote on Merrick Garland, Barry’s nominee to replace the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia, who was probably friggin murdered knowing the Obama administration.

The commies are going to put up a fight, to be sure. The good news? They have very little leverage.

Since Dims were hellbent on playing out their idiotic #Resistance strategy, Republicans changed Senate rules last year to get Neil Gorsuch confirmed, lowering the threshold to advance Supreme Court nominations to a simple majority vote, aka the “nuclear option.”

And who do we have to thank for the nuclear option in the first place? You guessed it — Dingy Harry Reid! Thank you for your service to the country, Mr. Reid, accidental as it may have been.

I can stress this enough, Trumpers: God loves you.


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SO WHO’S NEXT?

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So impatient, you people.

One of the smartest things PDT did on the presidential campaign trail was to formulate a list of prospective SCOTUS nominees from which he would choose Scalia’s replacement as well as anyone else who may depart on his watch. It gave warm fuzzies to the traditional conservatives who weren’t so hot on Trump’s personality and/or moral compass and very well could’ve made the difference in close states.

Supreme Court vacancies are a key voting issue. In a Fake News CNN exit poll, a whopping 70% of 2016 voters said the Supreme Court was an important factor in their vote — and Trump won 49% of those voters.

PDT, being the shrewd political player he is, knows a winning idea when he sees one and thus has that same list at the ready with an itchy trigger finger dying to use it.

PDT said the process of nominating a justice will “begin immediately.” And as such, I will immediately list off the nominees for you and a little about them. It’s important, after all, to know who will be shaping the future of our country for decades to come.

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THE SHORT(ish) LIST:

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Amy Coney Barrett:  

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Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. She previously clerked for Antonin Scalia before he was killed by Obama. She was appointed by PDT and confirmed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in October 2017.

The biggest thing Barrett has going for her, other than the fact that she’s well qualified, is that she’s a woman. Liberals will still tear her apart regardless, but her gender disarms many of their attacks, especially as they relate to abortion, which is sure to be the hot button issue.

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Keith Blackwell: 

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Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia in July 2012 after previously serving on the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

He served as a clerk for Judge J.L. Edmondson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit after graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Great record, would be a great pick, but don’t bet on him. Too white bread. Hey, I don’t like that description, either, but do you want me to tell you the truth about this selection process, or not?

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Charles Canady: 

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Florida, Supreme Court of Florida. A former member of the Florida House of Representatives and the U.S. House of Representatives, Canady was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in 2008.

His colleagues elected him to his second term as chief justice in 2018. A graduate of Yale Law School, he introduced the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in Congress in 1995; it was ultimately vetoed by Slick Willy Clinton.

The pro-life crowd will love this guy, which gives him a fighting chance. But ultimately I don’t see him getting it. Better chance than Blackwell, though.

Charles Canady is pictured.Charles Canady tellin’ some fool what the deal is in 2015

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Steven Colloton: 

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Iowa, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. On a list short on Ivy League graduates, Colloton’s credentials are top notch. He’s like, really smart. He earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton, went to law school at Yale and served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

He spent about eight years as a federal prosecutor in Iowa and later served two years as U.S. attorney in Des Moines before being tapped by President George Dubya Bush for the federal appeals court in 2003. He’ll also be a favorite of conservatives, given his work under Ken Starr investigating shady Clinton real estate dealings and Slick Willy’s cigar activities with chubby intern Monica Lewinsky.

He’s like one of those guys working for King Bob Mueller, except he investigated an actual crook who committed actual crimes.

Steven M. Colloton is pictured.Steven Collotonin 2016 wondering how the hell he let Hillary get away

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Allison Eid: 

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Colorado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Eid was appointed by PDT to fill the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals seat that was vacated by Neil Gorsuch.

She previously served on the Colorado Supreme Court and as solicitor general of Colorado. She clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Of all the candidates, her credentials are probably the weakest. But she is a woman and she’s from a state that PDT hopes to possibly flip in 2020, so I rate her chances in the top 30%.

Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid is pictured. Allison Eid trying to remain classy despite having just smelled a fart

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Britt Grant: 

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Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia since 2017. She served as solicitor general in Georgia from 2015 to 2017.

Trump has nominated her to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. After graduating from Stanford Law School, she clerked for D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh and served in the George Dubya Bush White House.

Grant has several things going for her. She’s a woman, her credentials are great and she already has connections to the DC legal circuit (and to Bush world). Those are actually bad things to many Trumpers, but when it comes to political horse-trading, she’s in a good spot. Just the way it is. I don’t see her receiving the nomination, however.

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Raymond Gruender: 

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Missouri, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Gruender, a former U.S. attorney in St. Louis under Bush, has been a solidly conservative vote on the 8th Circuit since winning confirmation on a 97-1 vote in 2004. Before taking the U.S. attorney post, he worked as a prosecutor there, handling white-collar crime and corruption cases involving county council members, as well as lawyers and judges connected to a scandal in Missouri’s workers’ compensation system.

On the appeals court, Gruender wrote a decision in 2008 upholding South Dakota’s “informed consent” law on abortion, and he later wrote an opinion stating that the state has the right to force physicians to tell women seeking abortions that they would be at risk of committing suicide if they underwent the procedure. (Colloton, who sits on the same court, also endorsed both those views.)

The pro-life crowd will most definitely love this guy. I love him because he has a record of bringing down corrupt people in powerful positions. His status as a white male will hurt him, but his record will make give him a strong standing among conservatives. Probably not gonna get it, though.

Raymond W. Gruender is pictured.Raymond Gruender telling the commies that he’s not in the mood for their nonsense.

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Thomas Hardiman: 

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Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. Hardiman spent about three years as a federal judge in Pittsburgh before being nominated to the 3rd Circuit in 2006. Hardiman graduated from Notre Dame and went to law school at Georgetown.

He’s most famous for ruling that guys in prison can be strip-searched no matter the offense. The SCOTUS upheld his ruling 5-4. He also won favor with gun rights advocates for a 2013 dissent that said New Jersey was violating the Second Amendment by requiring those seeking to carry a handgun to demonstrate a “justifiable need” for such a permit.

I agree, Tom. I shouldn’t have to justify a damn thing to exercise my constitutional rights. I don’t think he’ll get it, but I wish he would.

Judge Thomas Hardiman is pictured.Thomas Hardiman in 2017, finally remembering what other movie he saw that actor in. 

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Brett Kavanaugh: 

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Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Kavanaugh was appointed to the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006 by Dubya, for whom he had previously served as assistant to the president and staff secretary.

He’s another Yale guy who worked as associate counsel for Ken Starr as he investigated Slick Willy. The inside baseball guys in DC think Kavanaugh has the inside track for the nomination. I see their point, but I’m just not sold that the nominee will be a white male.

Brett Kavanaugh speaks in the Rose Garden. Brett Kavanaugh in 2006 arguing about the best episode of The Office

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Raymond Kethledge: 

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Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Kethledge is a good ‘un. 

In 2014, Kethledge wrote an opinion rejecting a groundbreaking Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case seeking to limit private employers’ use of credit checks for job applicants. The EEOC argued that the practice amounted to racial discrimination. Kethledge accused the agency of hypocrisy. It takes courage to stand up to racism against whites and I respect him greatly for it.

Last year, Kethledge issued a “controversial” ruling blasting the Barry administration for continuous resistance to efforts to discover what actions the IRS took against conservative nonprofit groups. This guy has actually fought the racism and corruption of the Obama administration.

It would really make my day to see him get the nod here, though I wouldn’t bet on it.

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Joan Larsen: 

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Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Larsen has two things going for her off the bat: 1) She’s a woman, and 2) She’s young enough to serve for several decades.

Unfortunately, she also has the shortest judicial record of any of those considered finalists: She spent nearly all of her legal career as a law professor at the University of Michigan before being appointed to that state’s top court in September 2015, less than a year before PDT publicly named her as a potential Supreme Court pick.

It pains me to say this, because she is on our side after all, but if she’s chosen as the nominee it will be because of her genitals. Her credentials are nowhere near her competitors.

Still better than any liberal, though. 

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen participates in a panel discussion.Joan Larsen in 2016 showing what Madonna would look like had she aged gracefully


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Mike Lee: 

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Utah, U.S. senator. Lee is one of the most conservative members of the Senate. He clerked for Sam Alito when Alito was a judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as an assistant United States attorney in Utah.

Lee is extremely popular among conservatives and has the rare reputation of being an honest man in D.C. Although I think white males are behind the 8-ball in this process, Lee has as good a chance as any of them to get the nod.

When asked about the possibility today, he replied, “I wouldn’t say no.”

Hmmmm….stay tuned, folks.

Sen. Mike Lee is pictured.Sen. Mike Lee in 2015 reacting to a staffer’s insult of his tie


 

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Thomas Lee: 

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Utah, Supreme Court of Utah since 2010.

He previously clerked for Clarence Thomas and worked as deputy assistant attorney general in the civil division in 2004 and 2005 under Dubya Bush.

He has an approximate -4% chance of getting the nomination. 

Thomas Lee is pictured.Thomas Lee in 2010 chuckling about his extremely low chances to make the SCOTUS


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Don Willett: 

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Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Willet was appointed to the circuit court by PDT after serving on the Supreme Court of Texas from 2005 to 2018.

He’s known as the King of Twitter, as his feed is among the most entertaining of anyone in the legal profession. The problem is, he showed some serious #NeverTrump tendencies during the campaign. I’m not saying it would affect his decision-making on the bench, but it does make me pull against him.

He’s not going to get it anyway, though, so it’s a moot point.

Don Willett testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee Nov. 15, 2017. Don Willett in 2017 blaming his kid for a retweet of the gangsta rap video

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William Pryor:

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 Ala-bammer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Pryor is a favorite among many constitutional conservatives for his hardcore criticism of moonbat Supreme Court decisions. He has called Roe v. Wade, the 1973 abortion rights ruling, “the worst abomination of constitutional law in our history.”

Pryor made it onto the 11th Circuit in 2004 via a rare recess appointment from George Dubya Bush after Senate Democrats blocked a vote on Pryor’s nomination for nearly a year. They really, really hate this guy. He was confirmed on a 53-45 vote in 2005 as part of the so-called Gang of 13 deal that allowed approval of several stalled Bush judicial nominees but preserved the right to filibuster, a right that Harry Reid would do away with years later, muahahahahahahahaha.

The only black mark on Pryor’s record, at least in the eyes of conservatives, is a 2011 decision holding that some discrimination against transgender individuals is prohibited by constitutional doctrine forbidding sex discrimination. I’m not sure “trans” is a sex, but hey Willy, whatever you think bud.

Pryor would be an interesting pick, to say the least. If you think Senate confirmation hearings are nutso already, just wait until Mr. Abolish Roe v Wade himself is put on stage.

Wheeewwwww lads, that would be a heckuva day. Not one that’s likely to come, however. 

Judge William Pryor is pictured.William Pryor in 2016 judging loose women

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Margaret Ryan: 

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Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Ryan was appointed to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces by Dubya in 2006.

Ryan has a lot going for her. She’s got good credentials (graduate of Notre Dame Law School), clerked for Clarence Thomas and she’s a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

A female Marine facing off against the commies in the Senate? Hell yeah, I’d pay to see that.

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David Stras: 

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Minnesota, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Stras served as a justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court from 2010 until 2018, when he was named to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by PDT

But that’s where it ends. He’s fat, bald and utterly forgettable. One thing to know about Trump is he always hires people who look the part, or at least tries to. Stras is boring and he looks like the type of guy who would be way too particular with a fast food order.

Just order the burger all the way and keep the line moving, jackass.

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras questions attorneys.David Stras asking how the hell he even ended up on this list

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Diane Sykes: 

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Wisconsin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. A former justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Sykes was part of a legal movement that helped set in motion a conservative transformation of the judiciary in her home state.

Sykes is a very formidable candidate. She was confirmed to the 7th Circuit in 2004 and was reportedly on Dubya’s Supreme Court short list if a vacancy emerged in the last couple of years of his second term. On the appeals court, she issued a decision compelling a state-run university to recognize a Christian legal group as an official school organization even though the group banned leaders engaged in homosexuality or fornication.

Sykes also voted to reinstate Wisconsin’s voter ID law just eight weeks before the 2014 general election. The Supreme Court reversed that decision by a 6-3 vote, but the justices allowed the law to take effect once that election was complete.

She’s a woman, a courageous Christian and fights against electoral fraud.

Diane Sykes is going to be looking very, very good to conservatives. I look for her to finish in the top 5 at least. 

.Diane Sykes is pictured.Diane Sykes letting an illegal know not to even look at voting machines in her state

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Amul Thapar: 

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Kentucky, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Thapar was named to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals by PDT in 2017.

He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky under Dubya and was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in 2008. He was the first Article III judge of South Asian descent.

And that South Asian descent is pretty much the biggest thing he has going for him. It’s not that his credentials are poor, but they’re nothing special compared to his competition. Having non-white skin gives him an advantage, though.

Yes, it’s stupid. But it’s politics. 

Amul Thapar is pictured.Amul Thapar reminding everyone that he’s totally Asian

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Robert Young:

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 Michigan, Supreme Court of Michigan (retired). Young was named as general counsel for Michigan State University in May 2018 after he negotiated the $500 million settlement between the university and victims of disgusting child predator and former gymnastics physician Larry Nassar.

Young has some big time things going for him.

First, he’s black (duh). It shouldn’t matter, but it does. Secondly, he’s a graduate of Harvard Law. So not only is he black, conservatives won’t get the “affirmative action” vibe, though it should be noted that Harvard certainly isn’t above it. Exhibit A: Barry Soetoro.

Secondly, he served on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1999-2017, giving him 18 years of high level experience.

Thirdly, he’s famous for going after a scumbag who molested hundreds of young girls. That never hurts in terms of public perception.

Downside: He’s 67 years old. Trump is on record saying he doesn’t want anyone over 50, so this definitely puts him behind the 8-ball. Frankly, if not for the age factor, Young would be my pick to get the nomination. As things stand, I think he’ll make the top 5. 

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young is pictured.Robert Young explaining to a liberal that blacks can be conservative, too

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Patrick Wyrick: 

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Oklahoma, Supreme Court of Oklahoma since 2017 and is Trump’s nominee for district judge on the U.S. District Court of Western Oklahoma.

He served as solicitor general of Oklahoma from 2011 to 2017 under then-Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who now serves as EPA administrator in the Trump administration.  

Let’s cut to the chase here. Wyrick has zero chance of getting this nomination just based on his connection to Pruitt alone. Since the EPA is in the hands of a “climate change denier,” Pruitt has become a huge target for Dims and thus anyone associated with him will be painted as corrupt and looking out for the wealthy. None of it is true, of course, but remember, this is politics. And in politics, perception is reality.

Patrick Wyrick is pictured.Patrick Wyrick preparing to receive his participation trophy

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BIG PICTURE:

 

Zippadee-doo-da, zippadee-day…my my my what a friggin wonderful day. 

Anthony Kennedy has given us an opportunity to shape the direction of the SCOTUS for another generation and the Left know it.

Expect things to get very ugly, people. Very ugly. I know it’s been bad already, but you’re about to see a whole bunch of leftists with their backs against the wall, and there’s nothing more dangerous than a cornered animal. 

Roe v Wade will be the hottest item on the news for a while, accompanied by concerns about gay rights. While both of those issues could indeed be reversed by a conservative SCOTUS, legal precedent is hardly ever overturned.

If anything were to be overturned, though, it would be Roe v Wade, simply because the SCOTUS magically found a constitutional right to an abortion. What article it’s contained in isn’t exactly clear, but it’s there, the liberals swear. 

Listen to me right now and listen to me good: GET YOUR THICK SKIN PREPARED.

The Left use the Judiciary to enforce everything they can’t get Americans to vote for at the ballot box. Now, with the wave of conservative judges that the Trump has already put on the federal bench along with the coming vacancy on the Supreme Court, they are in full-blown panic mode.

The one downside is it could serve to mobilize Dim voters who are panicked about seeing their communist utopia crumble before their eyes, but much of that will be offset by Republican enthusiasm for what they see happening in the courts.

The fact is well over 90% of the GOP support Trump and as soon as he names another originalist to the SCOTUS, that number will only go up.

Bottom Line: It’s going to get very, very ugly, but for a very good reason.

The Left are losing, everyone. And they know it.

The only question remaining will be the violence of their death throes. 

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  1. Pro-life & ban partial birth abortions—-yes, it is a Catholic thing, but it is a human being that has no voice.

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