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Hometown: Columbia, SC
Home country: United States
Current location: Louisville KY
Member since: Sat May 2, 2020, 03:33 PM
Number of posts: 116

About Me

I was raised to be a right wing Republican. Born in South Carolina. Great grandson of a trial lawyer famous for defending whites on trial for lynching blacks. Strom Thurmond studied in his law firm. Mother dated Thurmond. Nephew of a KKK member. Late father and mother both Republicans. Sister active in Republican politics to this day. The University of South Carolina's political science department and its fraternities, of which I have a degree and membership respectively, are and have been ultra conservative. Lee Atwater was a college and post college drinking buddy. Served in the US Army. For eight years, I was a lobbyist for big oil. I also was an investment banker and I am now and have been a entrepreneur businessman in the financial technology area for the last 25 years. I am a white man and over 60. A church elder. I am in the 2%. To the surprise and disappointment of many people I know and in spite of all the odds, I am a staunch Democrat. I was Executive Director of the South Carolina Democratic Party under Don Fowler.

Journal Archives

You are a socialist if you believe in . . .

Unemployment insurance funded by the insured

Jobs programs for the unemployed

Public assistance to mothers with dependent children

Health insurance for all even with pre-existing conditions

Public education

Public libraries

Government funding for the arts

Feeding the poor ($256 per household a month)

Food inspection

Facemask required in an infectious pandemic

Occupational safety regulations

Clean water

Clear air

Citizen funded social security benefits

US Post Office

Public transportation

Tax fairness

You are a Repubican if you don't

Trump is not destroying the Republican Party. He is embracing it.

You would think the conservative Grand Ole Party was hijacked by Donald Trump. In 2016, charged up by the election of a black man as President, the Republicans were looking for a leader. It did not matter if that leader shot someone on 5th Avenue. They wanted a leader that would vanquish minorities. They were in ecstatic when he jumped in front of their parade and proclaimed.

“When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists.”

They were sold.

It was a Republican parade of racists. Racists and those who do not believe in government, because government since FDR, helped minorities and those that need help. You would think the conservative Grand Ole Party was hijacked by Donald Trump.

The beautiful pristine, virtuous and “conservative” Republican Party was duped by a monster. Here is the thing. Donald Trump is a Republican. Over 85% of Republican’s today APPROVE of the job he is doing. Trump is a Republican. The Republicans are Trump. And there never was a “conservative”, pristine, and virtuous Republican Party.

Please stop asking the question of why aren't Republicans opposing Trump? Where are the Republican Senators? They are who they are. It is what it is.

Have you heard how Fox is spinning Woodward's disclosures?

This morning , the winner of the propagandist of the year award goes to Fox News who are spinning this that the Covid deaths are Bob Woodward's fault because he did not tell us sooner that Trump was lying. And the Republican's will just say amen. You can't make this stuff up.
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