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Lindsey Graham

The consensus across the political spectrum in SC is that Lindsey is being blackmailed. Something made him do a 180. I have never liked his politics but I never thought he was this craven. This is out of character for him. Ppl are talking and these are people who have known him for a long time.

Lindsey’s parents died when he was younger. He adopted his little sister and raised her. Then he joined the AF became a JAG and this gave him time to finish college, get a law degree and take care of her. Then he fulfilled his AF commitment.

I don’t know what is going on, but Graham may trying to be signal that something is very wrong by acting so differently. Don’t write this off and put it down to him having a change of heart and agreeing with Trump. Lindsey does not have a mean bone in his body. Trump is 100% mean and nasty.

I don’t think his being gay is a factor. It is an open secret and he has been elected anyway. This is drawing attention down here because this is so out of character.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:02 AM (40 replies)

Bizarro World

There are many oddities that have appeared in the age of Trump. I will mention two of them here.
I have found myself allied with people that I used to bitch at all the time. I had major differences with them on policies. Those differences have not disappeared. When the time comes that policy once again takes center stage, I know we will be back to bitching.
There have been different policies that Trump has altered, but his “new” ideas are extreme in many ways and they have not enticed these anti-Trumpers to support them. One idea is the use of tariffs. He has zero clue about trade in the modern world and he blunders on. He does not care if he hurts Americans. Somewhere there is a link that will allow him to profit off of it. It could be a change to satisfy Putin but I think that he has to be making $$$ somehow too.

The second oddity to me is the actions of the print media and what stories they emphasize. Most of them have been worthless and a lot of them have added to the damage.
There are a few news sources here and there that have stepped up. They may only have gotten local attention but they are trying. The one source that has surprised me is “Teen Vogue.” They have printed well-sourced stories about many important issues that others have ignored. They have done this from the beginning and have been a reliable ally for the Resistance.
They still print what usually passes for Teen Vogue stories. However, they have not been shy about expanding their mandate to include just about any idea. I will remember them an their efforts.

Trump has been effectively opposed by sex workers who won’t be silenced and their lawyers. To me the official publication of the opposition to Trumpkins is one that was written for teenagers that has taken on important issues and filled a void.

What a world. I think we are crossing back and forth between dimensions. The last time this occurred was during the Sixties. I have had enough of breaking new historical ground thank you very much. I can say that it has not been dull.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Aug 25, 2018, 03:34 PM (1 replies)

Omarosa and Jose Canseco

Jose Canseco played for the Oakland A’s and the NY Yankees. If you look at his early career, he was a very good player. He later became somewhat of a joke to many.

Canseco admitted to using PEDs and wrote an exposé. This was before it all blew up in MLB’s face. People laughed him off and pooh-poohed his book.

Turns out he was right all along about PED use. The message was disregarded because of the messenger.

Omarosa is a singularly loathesome person for many reasons. That doesn’t mean she has not given a true description of what she saw and heard. I won’t claim her stories are 100% true but I would not be surprised if she is vindicated about them in the future.

I am not gonna spend my time on her claims except for this post. She is another irritant poking Trump who cannot control himself.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Aug 13, 2018, 01:53 PM (3 replies)


I have no idea what Avenatti is up to. Delusions of grandeur.? I’m not going to worry about it now.

I am also not going to badmouth him. There will be plenty of time to sort out his machinations.

For weeks he was the only one taking on Trump and getting traction in the news. He did not let up. Because of that, Trump may have tweeted things that will come back to haunt him. He kept Stormy Daniels and Trump’s sordid behavior out front.

Sure he was advocating for his client. However, he hit Trump where it hurt and his transgressions do not play well and add to the impetus for a blue wave. And Trump seemed to shy from attacking him. Hmmmmm......

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Aug 11, 2018, 01:06 PM (53 replies)

EVERY single person running who does not support Trump,

better be excoriating him 24/7. That better be a loud part of the message.

If they campaign against their ooponents too, then so be it. They can bring up issues and go to town.

HOWEVER, the person that lead this country who is the the most dangerous ever to lead this country and the minions who support him ARE THE ENEMY not your opponent.
This literally may be the most important election ever held in this country in 2018.

Your opponent may be the most dangeous to your ambitions but if you are scorching the earth and making everyone running damaged goods, you can go to hell.

This IS NOT an opportunity for you to beat down everyone else in your way to get a seat.
Keep it civil or shut the hell up.


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Aug 6, 2018, 07:41 AM (2 replies)
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