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If the Trumpspawn can let the “Sen. Cruz’s dad helped assassinate JFK” story slide, then I feel no compulsion in refraining from posting this, potentially true, story.
Update: the plaintiff withdrew her suit a few days before the election.
I’ve wondered for awhile if Donald Trump’s run for the Republican Presidential nomination was a publicity stunt that turned out to be far more successful than he expected.
If he wins the nomination, then he has to go into the General Election in a state of extreme unpreparedness. He has already begun shutting down his election machines in various states (such as Florida, an important swing-state). Why would he do that if he expects to get the nomination? I think he kept saying ever more outrageous things, trying to disqualify himself (politically speaking), but each new extreme statement, he discovered, resonated even more with the Trumpalumpas, because they want someone who will fight against the Politically Correct Forces of Evil, and no one else seems to have the stomach for such a fight.
Meanwhile, Ted Cruz is doing the normal work of electioneering–working the system (according to the rules!), meeting with people, building an organization for the purpose of winning the Presidency. In comparison, Trump seems astonishingly incompetent.
The most oft-repeated statement in Hell is, I suspect: “How could I have been so stupid?”
I heard snippets of some speech that Pres. Obama was giving, in which he stated something to the effect of: “There are many responsible gun owners who like to go hunting and go to the shooting range, but inner city folk have an entirely different experience when it comes to guns.”
Well, the 2nd Amendment wasn’t put in there for hunters, Mr. President. It was understood that personal possession of firearms was an element of national defense, hence the reference to militias. According to Federal policy, the national militia consists of every able-bodied man between certain ages (I think 18 and 45). Therefore, it is imperative that each able-bodied man possess a firearm.
The best national defense is an armed populace.
Furthermore, it is “the right of the people” to keep and bear arms. This is an inherent right; it is not granted by the Constitution. The Constitution prohibits the Federal Government from infringing on a right that the people already have.