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STILL MORE REASONS TO VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP

As If You Need More Reasons To Vote For

Donald Trump

Whoopi says she will leave the country

Rosie says she will leave the country…

Sharpton says he will leave the country…

Cher says she will leave the country…

Cyrus says she will leave the country…

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights will prevail….

Hillary will go to jail…..

The budget will be balanced in 8 years….

Americans will have first choice at jobs…..

You will not be able to marry your pet….

You will be able to keep your gun(s) if you qualify…                                                             (Not a criminal or crazy, etc.)

 Only living, registered U.S. citizens can vote….                                              MUST SHOW ID TO VOTE…

You can have and keep your own doctor…..

PLUS

He’s not a Lifetime Politician…                                                                     Check

He’s not a Lawyer…..                                                                                     Check

He’s not doing it for the money…                                                              Check

He’s a Natural Born American Citizen born in the USA from American parents.

You can say whatever you want without being called a racist, Islamophobic, xenophobic, etc….

He will make AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Come to think of it, we have no place to go, but UP!

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Published By: The Crusty Conservative   11/4/2016

 The Crusty Conservative™

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

Who Is Against Trump?

More Reasons To Vote Trump On 11/8 !

The folks speaking out against Trump are helping me make up my mind a little more every day!

Trump’s presidential qualifications…

Obama is against Trump…                                                                                     Check

The Media is against Trump…                                                                     Check

The establishment Democrats are against Trump…                                        Check

The establishment Republicans are against Trump…                               Check

The Pope is against Trump…                                                                                  Check

The UN is against Trump…                                                                           Check

The EU is against Trump…                                                                             Check

China is against Trump…                                                                              Check

Mexico is against Trump…                                                                             Check

Black Lives Matter is against Trump…                                                                 Check

Move On is against Trump…                                                                        Check

The Koch Brothers are against Trump…                                                  Check

Bushes are against Trump …                                                                       Check

Hillary & Bernie are both against Trump …                                            Check

Illegal aliens are against Trump …                                                            Check

Islam is against Trump …                                                                             Check

Kasich is against Trump …                                                                           Check

Hateful, racist, violent Liberals are against Trump..                                   Check

Do You Really Want Your Name Added To This List ?

If Not

Vote For Donald Trump

NOW THAT BEING SAID…

It seems to me, Trump MUST BE the Best Qualified Candidate we could ever have.If you have so many political insiders and left wing NUT CASES— all SCARED TO DEATH, that they all speak out against him at the same time!

Most of all, it will be the People’s Choice…

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Published By: The Crusty Conservative   11/4/2016

 The Crusty Conservative™

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

Why I Am Voting For Donald Trump?

WHAT ARE MY CHOICES:

Is he the Perfect Candidate whose thoughts mirror mine on all fronts?  NOPE

Does he say everything the way I wish he would say it?                               NOPE

Am I absolutely sure that his motives are absolutely Pure?                       NOPE

Can I point to any other Dem Politician that I like better?                   NOPE

Is there any of the other Rep Politicians I like better?                                   NOPE

Am I going to sit home, refuse to Vote, and let Hillary win; because he is NOT Perfect?                                                                                                NOPE

Do I like what I have seen for the last 7-1/2 years with the Jerk that sleeps in my White House?                                                                           NOPE

Do I like the “fundamental changes” that same Jerk has brought about in MY America?                                                                                               NOPE 

OK, your turn to decide what you are going to do in November 8th !

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Published By: The Crusty Conservative   11/3/2016

 The Crusty Conservative™

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

LIBERAL MAGAZINE SEEMS TO ENDORSE TRUMP!

The New Yorker magazine on Trump

 WHEN AN ULTRA, ULTRA LIBERAL MAGAZINE SUCH AS THE NEW YORKER WRITES AN ARTICLE SUCH AS THIS.

YOU REALIZE AMERICA IS FINALLY WAKING UP TO THE CORRUPTION LIES, INCOMPETENCE AND IGNORANCE OF WASHINGTON.

A surprising article from the New Yorker Magazine. This magazine has always been a left wing apologizer so this article is even more amazing. Don’t pass it up. The author. Roy Kaplan, is the political correspondent for Bloomberg and wrote extensively about Obama even before he was nominated. 

“Who is Donald Trump?”

The better question may be, “What is Donald Trump?” 

 

The answer? A giant middle finger from average Americans to the political, academic and media establishment.

Some Trump supporters have simply had it with the Demo-socialists and the “Republicans In Name Only” class of people. They knew there wasn’t a dime’s worth of difference between Hillary Rodham and Jeb Bush, and only a few cents worth between Rodham and the other GOP candidates.

Ben Carson was not an “establishment” candidate, but the Clinton machine would pulverize Carson; and the somewhat rebellious Ted Cruz (justifiably so) would have been tied up with natural born citizen lawsuits (as might Marco Rubio). The Trump supporters figure they may as well have some fun tossing Molotov cocktails at Wall Street and Georgetown while they watch the nation collapse. Besides – lightning might strike, Trump might get elected, and he might actually fix a few things. Stranger things have happened (the nation elected an [islamo-]Marxist in 2008 and Bruce Jenner now wears designer dresses.)

 Millions of conservatives are justifiably furious. They gave the Republicans control of the House in 2010 and control of the Senate in 2014, and have seen them govern no differently than Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Yet those same voters are supposed to trust the GOP in 2016? Why?

Trump did not come from out of nowhere. His candidacy was created by the last six years of Republican failures.

No reasonable person can believe that any of the establishment candidates [dems or reps] would have slashed federal spending, rein in the Federal Reserve, cut burdensome business regulations, reform the tax code, or eliminate useless federal departments (the Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Energy, etc.). Even Ronald Reagan was unable to eliminate the Department of Education. (Of course, getting shot at tends to make a person less of a risk-taker.) No reasonable person can believe that any of the nation’s major problems will be solved by Rodham as she is simply the third verse of Obama’s waning swan song.

Many Americans, and especially Trump supporters, have had it with:

  • Anyone named Bush 
  • Anyone named Clinton 
  • Anyone who’s held political office 
  • Political correctness 
  • Illegal immigration 
  • Massive unemployment  Our out of control federal spending
  • Our National Debt that exceeds our GDP (Can you say Greece?)
  • Phony “official” unemployment and inflation figures 
  •  Welfare waste and fraud 
  • Money being spent on Illegal immigrants
  • People faking disabilities to go on the dole
  • VA waiting lists
  • TSA airport groping
  • ObamaCare
  • The Federal Reserve’s money-printing schemes
  • Wall Street crooks like Jon Corzine
  • Michelle Obama’s vacations
  • Michelle Obama’s food police
  • Barack Obama’s golf
  • Barack Obama’s arrogant and condescending lectures
  • Barack Obama’s criticism/hatred of America
  • Valerie Jarrett
  • ” Holiday trees”
  • Hollywood hypocrites
  • Cop killers calling themselves Black Lives Matter
  • Gun confiscation
  • Stagnant wages
  • Boys in girls’ bathrooms
  • Whiny, spoiled college students who can’t even place the Civil War in the correct century… and that’s just the short list. 

Trump supporters believe that no Democrat wants to address these issues, and that few Republicans have the courage to address these issues. They know that Trump is their way of saying, “Screw you, Hillary Rodham and all the Do Nothing Republicans!” The more the talking head political pundits insult the Trump supporters, the more supporters he gains. (The only pundits who seem to understand what is going on are Democrats Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell and Republican John LeBoutillier.

But America does not need a tune-up at the same old garage. It needs a new engine installed by experts – and Hillary Rodham is not a mechanic; she merely manages a garage her philandering husband abandoned. Trump is also not a mechanic, but he knows where to find the best ones to work in his garage. He won’t hire his brother-in-law or someone to whom he owes a favor; he will hire someone who lives and breathes cars.

“How dare they revolt!” the “elites” are bellowing. Well, the citizens are daring to revolt, and the RINOs had better get used to it. “But Trump will hand the election to Clinton !” That is what the Karl Rove-types want people to believe, just as the leftist media eagerly shoved “Maverick” McCain down GOP throats in 2008 – knowing he would lose to Obama. But even if Trump loses and Rodham wins, she would be nothing more than a caretaker, not working to restore America ‘s greatness but merely presiding over the collapse of a massively in-debt nation. A nation can perhaps survive open borders; a nation can perhaps survive a generous welfare system. But no nation can survive both – and there is little evidence that Hillary Rodham understands that. The United States cannot forever continue on the path it is on. At some point it will be destroyed by its debt.

Yes, Trump speaks like a bull wander[ing] through a china shop, but the truth is that the borders do need to be sealed; we cannot afford to feed, house, and clothe 200,000 Syrian immigrants for decades (even if we get inordinately lucky and none of them are ISIS infiltrators or Syed Farook wannabes); the world is at war with radical Islamists; and we cannot continue trying to spend our way out of debt.

Is Trump the perfect candidate? Of course not. Neither was Ronald Reagan. But unless we close our borders and restrict immigration, all the other issues are irrelevant. One terrorist blowing up a bridge or a tunnel could kill thousands. One jihadist poisoning a city’s water supply could kill tens of thousands. One electromagnetic pulse attack from a single Iranian nuclear device could kill tens of millions. Faced with those possibilities, most Americans probably don’t care that Trump relied on eminent domain to grab up a final quarter acre of property for a hotel, or that he boils the blood of the Muslim Brotherhood thugs running the Council on American-Islamic Relations. While Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s greatest fear is someone giving a Muslim a dirty look, most Americans are more worried about being gunned down at a shopping mall by a crazed [islamic] lunatic who treats his prayer mat better than his three wives and who is fool enough to think that 72 virgins are waiting for him in paradise.

The establishment is frightened to death that Trump will win, but not because they believe he will harm the nation. They are afraid he will upset their taxpayer-subsidized apple carts. While Obama threatens to veto legislation that spends too little, they worry that Trump will veto legislation that spends too much.

You can be certain that if Hillary wins in November 2016 … [her] cabinet positions will be filled with the same people we’ve seen before. The washed-up has-beens of the Clinton and Obama administrations will be back in charge. The hacks from Goldman Sachs will continue to call the shots. And American will continue her continuing decline as other great democracies in history.

 If the establishment wins, America loses.

 Roy Kaplan

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Republished By: The Crusty Conservative   11/1/2016

 The Crusty Conservative™

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

Rigged Elections

The Fix Is In !

Why Should This Election Be Different From The Last !

This Is Why We Need To Require IDs To Vote !

Next time you hear Hillary, or any other Democrat, ranting about Republicans wanting to disenfranchise minorities by requiring voter ID, keep the following in mind:

* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility)

* In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their polling locations – and not one single vote was recorded for Romney. (Another statistical impossibility).

* In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only 98,213 eligible voters .

* In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.

* The National SEAL Museum, a polling location in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.

* Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout.

* In one Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the total number of eligible voters

NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote .

Imagine that….

ARE WE THE DUMBEST NATION ON THE PLANET OR WHAT?

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Published By: The Crusty Conservative   10/28/2016

 The Crusty Conservative™

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

 

A Quiz For History Buffs

For all you history buffs out there, it will be interesting to see if you get these right…

Six trivia questions to see how much history you know! Who said the following:

1) “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” 

A. Karl Marx 

B. Adolph Hitler 

C. Joseph Stalin 

D. None of the above 

2) “It’s time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few…… And to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity.” 

A. Lenin 

B. Mussolini 

C. Idi Amin 

D. None of the Above 

3) “(We) …..can’t just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people.” 

A. Nikita Khrushev 

B. Josef Goebbels 

C. Boris Yeltsin 

D. None of the above 

4) “We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own … in order to create this common ground.” 

A. Mao Tse Dung 

B. Hugo Chavez 

C. Kim Jong Il 

D. None of the above 

5) “I certainly think the free-market has failed.” 

A. Karl Marx 

B. Lenin 

C. Molotov 

D. None of the above 

6) “I think it’s time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched.” 

A. Pinochet 

B. Milosevic 

C. Saddam Hussein 

D. None of the above 

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Answers: 

(1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004 

(2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007 

(3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007 

(4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007 

(5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007 

(6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005 

Surprised? Not really!!! 

 And this was before she fell and hit her head!!! 

And the Democrats want her for President in 2016! 

 People better wake up & realize what has happened in the last 5 years & what COULD happen if you don’t make sure this idiot is kept OUT of the Office of the POTUS!!!! 

Thanks to an unnamed source for this enlightening piece of trivia!!

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Published By: The Crusty Conservative   10/27/2016

 The Crusty Conservative™

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

 

Trump’s Actions Speak Louder Than His Words!!!

With all of the press coverage currently being given to what Donald Trump allegedly said over 10 years ago, why don’t we hear anything about the many good deeds he has performed for people in the past

A good friend recently sent us the following article that hopefully shows that:

Trump’s Actions Should Speak Louder Than His Wordstrump


Trump Does The Unthinkable

by Liz Crokin, an entertainment  columnist for the “RedEye Edition of the Chicago Tribune” and as a freelancer for “Us Weekly”.

Some of the acts of kindness Trump’s committed over three decade which virtually have gone  unnoticed or fallen on deaf ears.

  • In 1986, Trump prevented the foreclosure of Annabell Hill’s family farm after her husband committed suicide. Trump personally phoned down to the auction to stop the sale of her home and offered the widow money. Trump decided to take action after he saw Hill’s pleas for help in news reports.
  • In 1988, a commercial airline refused to fly Andrew Ten, a sick Orthodox Jewish child with a rare illness, across the country to get medical care because he had to travel with an elaborate life-support system. His grief stricken parents contacted Trump for help and he didn’t hesitate to send his own plane to take the child from Los Angeles to New York so he could get his treatment.
  • In 1991, 200 Marines who served in Operation Desert Storm spent time at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina before they were scheduled to return home to their families. However, the Marines were told that a mistake had been made and an aircraft would not be able to take them home on their scheduled departure date. When Trump got wind of this, he sent his plane to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami to safely return the Gulf War Marines to their loved ones.
  • In 1995, a motorist stopped to help Trump after the limo he was traveling in got a flat tire. Trump asked the Good Samaritan how he could repay him for his help. All the man asked for was a bouquet of flowers for his wife. A few weeks later Trump sent the flowers with a note that read: “We’ve paid off your mortgage.”
  • In 1996, Trump filed a lawsuit against the city of Palm Beach, Florida accusing the town of discriminating against integrated clubs that allowed Jews and blacks. Abraham Foxman, who was the Anti-Defamation League Director at the time, said Trump “put the light on Palm Beach – not on the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side of discrimination.” Foxman also noted that Trump’s charge had a trickle-down effect because other clubs followed his lead and began admitting Jews and blacks.
  • In 2000, Maury Povich featured a little girl named Megan who struggled with Brittle Bone Disease on his show and Trump happened to be watching. Trump said the little girl’s story and positive attitude touched his heart. So he contacted Maury and gifted the little girl and her family with a very generous check.
  • In 2008, after Jennifer Hudson’s family members were tragically murdered in Chicago, Trump put the Oscar-winning actress and her family up at his Windy City hotel for free. In addition to that, Trump’s security took extra measures to ensure Hudson and her family members were safe during such a difficult time.
  • In 2013, New York bus driver Darnell Barton spotted a woman close to the edge of a bridge staring at traffic below as he drove by. He stopped the bus, got out and put his arm around the woman and saved her life by convincing her to not jump. When Trump heard about this story, he sent the hero bus driver a check simply because he believed his good deed deserved to be rewarded.
  • In 2014, Trump gave $25,000 to Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi after he spent seven months in a Mexican jail for accidentally crossing the US-Mexico border. President Barack Obama couldn’t even be bothered to make one phone call to assist with the United States Marine’s release; however, Trump opened his pocketbook to help this serviceman get back on his feet.
  • In 2016, Melissa Consin Young attended a Trump rally and tearfully thanked Trump for changing her life. She said she proudly stood on stage with Trump as Miss Wisconsin USA in 2005. However, years later she found herself struggling with an incurable illness and during her darkest days she explained that she received a handwritten letter from Trump telling her she’s the “bravest woman, I know.” She said the opportunities that she got from Trump and his funding organizations ultimately provided her Mexican-American son with a full-ride to college.
  • Lynne Patton, a black female executive for the Trump Organization, released a statement in 2016 defending her boss against accusations that he’s a racist and a bigot. She tearfully revealed how she’s struggled with substance abuse and addiction for years. Instead of kicking her to the curb, she said the Trump Organization and his entire family loyally stood by her through “immensely difficult times.”

Check here to validate https://www.truthorfiction.com/trump-unthinkable-liz-conklin/

Actions Speak Louder Than Words!

That is but one of the many reasons that I am voting for Donald Trump and urge you to do likewise!

 

Republished By: The Crusty Conservative   10/25/2016

 The Crusty Conservative™

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

Presidential Debate Questions For Hillary Clinton

debate-1Tonight is the first Presidential Debate of 2016. A conservative friend of mine from Colorado obviously spent a lot of time compiling the following very thoughtful list of questions that he would like to see the debate moderators ask Hillary Clinton.

He forwarded it to Bret Baier at FoxNews in the hope that he may well have an opportunity before November to pose these questions. I would suggest that each of us forward it to each and every debate moderator including Lester Holt of NBC News who will moderate tonight’s debate. 

Presidential Debate Questions For Hillary Clinton.

Moderator: Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

Let’s start the first questions with you Mrs. Clinton.hillary

When you left the White House after your husband’s last term as president, why did you steal $200,000.00 worth of furniture, china, and artwork that you were forced to return?

Mrs. Clinton, when you were Secretary of State, why did you Solicit contributions from foreign governments for the Clinton foundation after you promised President Obama you would not?

Mrs. Clinton, why do you and your husband claim to contribute millions of dollars to charity for a tax write off when it goes to your family foundation that gives out less than 15% of the funds you collect and you use the balance to support yourself tax free?

Mrs. Clinton, why are you unable to account for 6 billion dollars of State department  funds that seem to have disappeared while you were Secretary of State?

Mrs. Clinton, why did you say you were broke when you left the White House, but you purchased a 2 million home, built an addition for the secret service, and charge the tax payers of the Untied States rent in an amount equal to the entire mortgage? 

And Mrs. Clinton, how is it that your daughter, Chelsea, can afford to buy a $10.5 million apartment in New York City shortly after you left the White House?

And speaking of Chelsea, how is it that her first paying job, in her late 20’s, was for more than the President of the United States’s salary? Was there a quid pro quo of any sort involved??

Mrs. Clinton why did you lie to the American people about the terrorist attack in Benghazi but managed to tell the truth to your daughter the same night it happened?

Mrs Clinton why did you lose your law license?

Why did your husband lose his?

Mrs Clinton, what really happened to Ron Brown when he was about to testify against you and your husband?

Mrs. Clinton what really happened to Vince Foster?

Take your time to respond Mrs. Clinton.

Republished By: The Crusty Conservative   9/26/2016


 The Crusty Conservative™

 Flying Flag w Eagle

“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

Why is the U.S. still a NATO member?

Suggested Reading:

For years the Crusty Conservative has questioned why the U.S. is still a member of NATO decades after the Cold War ended. He feels strongly that rather than maintaining peace in Europe,NATO today could actually cause the next world war. The situation today with NATO today is very similar to the situation there 100 years ago when the various interlocking treaties of the early 1900s actually turned a little skirmish in the Balkans into World War I.

Historian, author and political activist shares my views on the current relevance of NATO in the following article which I suggest that you read and share

“Is Trump the Peace Candidate?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Tuesday – August 2, 2016
With Democrats howling that Vladimir Putin hacked into and leaked those 19,000 DNC emails to help Trump, the Donald had a brainstorm: Maybe the Russians can retrieve Hillary Clinton’s lost emails.

Not funny, and close to “treasonous,” came the shocked cry.

Trump then told the New York Times that a Russian incursion into Estonia need not trigger a U.S. military response.

Even more shocking. By suggesting the U.S. might not honor its NATO commitment, under Article 5, to fight Russia for Estonia, our foreign-policy elites declaimed, Trump has undermined the security architecture that has kept the peace for 65 years.

More interesting, however, was the reaction of Middle America. Or, to be more exact, the nonreaction. Americans seem neither shocked nor horrified. What does this suggest?

Behind the war guarantees America has issued to scores of nations in Europe, the Mideast and Asia since 1949, the bedrock of public support that existed during the Cold War has crumbled.

We got a hint of this in 2013. Barack Obama, claiming his “red line” against any use of poison gas in Syria had been crossed, found he had no public backing for air and missile strikes on the Assad regime.

The country rose up as one and told him to forget it. He did.

We have been at war since 2001. And as one looks on the ruins of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, and adds up the thousands dead and wounded and trillions sunk and lost, can anyone say our War Party has served us well?

On bringing Estonia into NATO, no Cold War president would have dreamed of issuing so insane a war guarantee.

Eisenhower refused to intervene to save the Hungarian rebels. JFK refused to halt the building of the Berlin Wall. LBJ did nothing to impede the Warsaw Pact’s crushing of the Prague Spring. Reagan never considered moving militarily to halt the smashing of Solidarity.

Were all these presidents cringing isolationists?

Rather, they were realists who recognized that, though we prayed the captive nations would one day be free, we were not going to risk a world war, or a nuclear war, to achieve it. Period.
In 1991, President Bush told Ukrainians that any declaration of independence from Moscow would be an act of “suicidal nationalism.”

Today, Beltway hawks want to bring Ukraine into NATO. This would mean that America would go to war with Russia, if necessary, to preserve an independence Bush I regarded as “suicidal.”

Have we lost our minds?

The first NATO supreme commander, Gen. Eisenhower, said that if U.S. troops were still in Europe in 10 years, NATO would be a failure. In 1961, he urged JFK to start pulling U.S. troops out, lest Europeans become military dependencies of the United States.

Was Ike not right? Even Barack Obama today riffs about the “free riders” on America’s defense.

Is it really so outrageous for Trump to ask how long the U.S. is to be responsible for defending rich Europeans who refuse to conscript the soldiers or pay the cost of their own defense, when Eisenhower was asking that same question 55 years ago?

In 1997, geostrategist George Kennan warned that moving NATO into Eastern Europe “would be the most fateful error of American policy in the post-Cold War era.” He predicted a fierce nationalistic Russian response.

Was Kennan not right? NATO and Russia are today building up forces in the eastern Baltic where no vital U.S. interests exist, and where we have never fought before – for that very reason.

There is no evidence Russia intends to march into Estonia, and no reason for her to do so. But if she did, how would NATO expel Russian troops without air and missile strikes that would devastate that tiny country?

And if we killed Russians inside Russia, are we confident Moscow would not resort to tactical atomic weapons to prevail? After all, Russia cannot back up any further. We are right in her face.

On this issue Trump seems to be speaking for the silent majority and certainly raising issues that need to be debated.

How long are we to be committed to go to war to defend the tiny Baltic republics against a Russia that could overrun them in 72 hours?

When, if ever, does our obligation end? If it is eternal, is not a clash with a revanchist and anti-American Russia inevitable?

Are U.S. war guarantees in the Baltic republics even credible?

If the Cold War generations of Americans were unwilling to go to war with a nuclear-armed Soviet Union over Hungary and Czechoslovakia, are the millennials ready to fight a war with Russia over Estonia?

Needed now is diplomacy.

The trade-off: Russia ensures the independence of the Baltic republics that she let go. And NATO gets out of Russia’s face.

Should Russia dishonor its commitment, economic sanctions are the answer, not another European war.”
 

BY: Patrick J Buchanan  8/2/2016

Republished By: The Crusty Conservative   8/3/2016


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Democratic National Convention Schedule

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Schedule 

Monday, July 25, 2016


11:15 AM

Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention

Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment.


1:30 PM

Group Voter Registration for Illegal Immigrants.


3:15 PM

Address on “Being the Real You”

Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP & Caitlyn Jenner


4:30 PM

“How to Bank $200 Million as a Public Servant and claim to be broke”

Hillary Clinton


4:45 PM

How to have a successful career without ever having a job, and still avoid paying taxes!

A Seminar Moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson


5:00 PM

Medals of Freedom presentation to Army deserter

Bo Bergdahl

For serving with Honor and Distinction

National Security Advisor Susan Rice


5:30 PM

Invitation-Only Autograph Session

Souvenir pix of Hillary and Chelsea dodging Sniper Fire in Bosnia


6:30 PM

General vote on praising Baltimore rioters and on using the terminology “Alternative Shoppers” instead of “Looters”


7:30 PM

Breakout session with Bill Clinton for women on avoiding the upcoming draft


8:30 PM

The White House “Semantics Committee” Meeting

General vote on re-branding “Muslim Terrorism” as

“Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance”


9:00 PM

“Liberal Bias in Media“

How we can make it work for you!

Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS,

The Washington Post and the New York Times

With Guest Speaker, Brian Williams


9:15 PM

Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters

Still incarcerated at GITMO

Michael Moore


9:45 PM

Personal Finance Seminar 

“Businesses Don’t Create Jobs”

Special guest Pocahontas aka Elizabeth Warren


11:00 PM

Short film, 

Setting Up Your Own Illegal

Email Server While Serving in A

Cabinet Post and How to Pretend

It’s No Big Deal”

Hosted by Hillary Clinton


11:30 PM

Official Nomination of Hillary

Bill Maher and Chris Matthews

 


 The Crusty Conservative™

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788