Friday, May 06, 2016

Conservative politician pushing hard for a third party candidate to run in 2016 presidential race. Great idea!

"What the hell is happening?"
Courtesy of Yahoo News:  

Not a fan of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? You’re not alone. 

In a lengthy open letter late Wednesday night, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., gave voice to the countless Americans who feel frustrated with their likely options for the next commander in chief. 

The freshman senator, who made waves last November for criticizing party partisanship in his floor debut, addressed his message posted on Facebook to “those who think both leading presidential candidates are dishonest and have little chance of leading America forward,” or – put more simply – the “majority of America.” 

“If you are one of those rare souls who genuinely believe Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are honorable people — if they are the role models you want for your kids — then this letter is not for you,” he wrote. “Instead, this letter is for the majority of Americans who wonder why the nation that put a man on the moon can’t find a healthy leader who can take us forward together.”

Well it is not often that I agree with a staunch conservative, especially one endorsed by both Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin, but I have to say that I am totally on board with this.

By gosh it IS high time for a third party to emerge and challenge the status quo.

I think that if the Sanders and Trump campaigns proved anything it was that people are sick and tired of the same old talking points, coming out of the same old political parties.

What we need is a shot of adrenaline and where better to get that then from the super Right Wing of the Republican party?

I mean sure I guess the disgruntled Bernie Bros could throw something together in between toking up, studying for their midterms, and doing their laundry at their parent's house, but they do not have what the ultra conservatives already have at their disposal.

The Tea Party.

I mean come on that was almost a third party back in 2010 and 2012, so all Sasse and his cronies have to do is refill their oxygen tanks,  power up their mobility scooters, and they are all set and ready to roll.....slowly toward Kinkos to start making flyers.

So let me reiterate.

Third party is a good idea, but ONLY if it is a conservative third party.

Because let's face it THAT is what would have the most positive impact on the outcome of the 2016 presidential race.

Seriously, I feel good about this.

26 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:20 AM

    Bullshit! Hillary is a great candidate. Am so tired of this misogyny from left and right.

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    1. 66gardeners5:53 AM

      It is ALL they have, i.e., to make Hillary an other. Her record and policies are exemplary. They did the same thing with Obama, and he is more popular than ever. Republicans are known for being uneducated.

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  2. GrannyMe4:28 AM

    On the only MSNBC shows worth watching last night, there was a lot of discussion with Republicans about setting up Sasse as a viable protest vote. They know they're not going to win the presidency, but this will at least give them someone they can vote for "in good conscience." I found that phrase coming out of a Republican's mouth highly entertaining.

    There was also considerable discussion about why The Donald possibly having access to daily CIA briefings is scaring security officials spitless. no duh.

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    1. Anonymous5:06 AM

      "In good conscience" and "Republicans" is an oxymoron.

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    2. Anonymous2:23 PM

      Yeah, interesting that they think that strategy could save them down-ballot. I don't think so, but hey, that's what they're selling.

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  3. Anonymous4:52 AM

    My crazy family hates Trump and Hillary. They are voting for libertarian Gary Johnson. Me, I'm with Hillary.

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  4. 66gardeners5:51 AM

    Sass succeeds in giving Hillary more material in the form of republican words against supporting trump. Works for me too. Don't blame the messenger in this case.

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  5. Anonymous5:55 AM

    Trump has no idea how to keep his trap shut. The impending security breach should bring a new round of shock and awe to republicans.

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    1. Balzafiar6:33 AM

      Don't worry too much. According to David Axelrod, the so-called Security Briefing nominees receive has been heavily sanitized compared to the one they would receive upon becoming President. Anything the Donald leaked would be of a less-sensitive nature.

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    2. Anonymous2:24 PM

      It's all open-sourced info anyway.

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  6. Pat in MA6:02 AM

    I'm not sick of Democratic talking points, I'm sick of Republican obstructionism since Jan 20, 2008. Trump supporters that think he's going to shake things up and fix all their woes are delusional. These are the same people who freak over Emperor Obama and his executive orders. The President can't do it alone. She'll need a functioning Congress!

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  7. Anonymous6:42 AM

    I work with a lot of conservatives. They absolutely refuse to vote Trump. They're all thinking about voting Libertarian. They are actually willing to concede this election to Hillary with a split vote in order to make a third party more powerful.

    These people are serious about refusing to vote for Trump. I disagree with a lot of their political ideology. But I have to admit I'm impressed by the way the stick to their principles...Even though o disagree with those principles.

    I saw conservatives on CNN yesterday saying they actually felt safer having Hillary in charge of our military than they would with Trump. That's absolutely remarkable considering how much they despise her.

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    1. Anonymous7:49 AM

      Does the TITLE:

      Secretary of State, Hillary Rohdom Clinton
      ring a bell?

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    2. Anonymous4:08 PM

      They may despise her, but they know that she's fairly predictable and sane. She's been in the political game for decades and knows how to play. They may not agree with her economic and foreign policies, but they know she actually HAS some.

      Trump is completely unpredictable and they have no way of controlling him. He's proven himself to be ignorant of foreign policy and the kind of economics that are required to run a government. He's hotheaded and refuses to listen to anyone since he believes he knows everything already.

      They realize he's a loose cannon that could easily cause a global economic implosion and/or World War III. He's already made outrageous statements that have offended numerous minority groups, and they fear him doing the same with foreign leaders. He's a calamity just waiting to happen so, for them, working with the enemy is somewhat less terrifying.

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  8. Anonymous6:50 AM

    A third party republican candidate to run on the far right is not a good idea. It would result in more conservatives voting, which would hurt the down ticket democratic candidates.

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    1. Anonymous8:01 AM

      whatever

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  9. SallyinMI7:06 AM

    I keep reading about how much the right despises Hillary, yet if Bernie were the nominee, they would also despise him. The despise anyone who doesn't fit in their narrow minded little boxes. What is funny is that they also don't like Trump, who is the epitome of everything they DO like: white, male, rich, cocky, knows all the dog whistles, and has a hot wife who is usually silent. What;'s not to love, GOP? I mean, you had your chance with not one, but several evangelicals frauds, and your people chose Trump. I;d feel sorry for you, but you made this bed.
    Now, of the sane half of the nation, we must get behind all the Democrats and make sure we never let the GOP in control of anything again. Not our school boards, our city councils, our states (they have done 50 years' worth of damage since 2010-NO MORE!) and not the halls of Congress. They do not want to govern. They do not want America to be great. They want power and money. That's it.

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  10. Anonymous7:43 AM

    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2016-05-05/why-mary-matalin-is-registering-as-a-libertarian

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  11. Anonymous9:00 AM

    He's another of palin's former pet rats. Tea Party pos.

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    1. Yes, Sarah Palin endorsed Ben Sasse back in 2014. Heck, she and Ted Cruz actually campaigned for the guy.

      Considering her Vichy Teapartier flip-flop to support Trump, how long will it be before she attacks Sasse for not rolling over for Trump himself?

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  12. Anonymous9:47 AM

    I sould write H Ross Perot another thank you note for upsetting G H W Bush's plans for a second term. Let the cons run a third candidate it will only aid the cause of Freedom and Justice.

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  13. Anonymous11:14 AM

    Dear Ben,
    We did find one. His name is Barack Hussein Obama, but unfortunately, term limits.

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  14. Anonymous11:18 AM

    THIS is Ben Sasse:
    In announcing his Senate candidacy, Sasse expressed strong opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA, a.k.a. "Obamacare"), describing himself as "the anti-Obamacare candidate",[20] later declaring that "[i]f it lives, America as we know it will die."[18] Sasse's campaign website indicated that he was pro-life, stating "even one abortion is too many".[21] The website did not refer explicitly to same-sex marriage, but states "Ben believes marriage is between one man & one woman..."[22]"

    NO THANKS!

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    1. Anonymous11:53 AM

      but isn't it delicious that he refuses to vote for Trump?

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  15. Anonymous11:27 AM

    Remember all that "no executive experience bullchit about President Obama? Take a look at Sasse. He is a political pet critter if there ever was one. He ran a small college for a year or two before running for Senate. Otherwise he's been almost strictly an elite college academic and a political/lobbying pet.

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  16. Anonymous11:33 AM

    And here's Sasse totally lackign a conscience: In 2016, Sasse was the only senator from either party to vote against the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which was intended to address abuse of heroin and opioid drugs by providing funds to the states for treatment and prevention programs and by making the anti-overdose drug naloxone more widely available to first responders and law enforcement agencies. Sasse stated that he was "distressed by opioid abuse", but questioned whether drug treatment should be addressed at the federal level.[29][30]

    People are dying and he's all worried about who/how life-saving treatment gets provided. POS is a correct description.

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