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by mojo84
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44415

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

bblhd672 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:19 am
RoyGBiv wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:56 am
Apologies if this was already posted. I haven't read every post in this thread...

Reuters Admits They Sat On Bombshell Beto O'Rourke Story For 2 Years
The report, published early on Friday, documented O'Rourke's involvement in a hacker group named "Cult of the Dead Cow," and included multiple past writings from O'Rourke, some of which were described as "disturbing."

"After more than a year of reporting, [Joseph] Menn persuaded O’Rourke to talk on the record," Reuters reported. "In an interview in late 2017, O’Rourke acknowledged that he was a member of the group, on the understanding that the information would not be made public until after his Senate race against Ted Cruz in November 2018."
And the mainstream media wonders why they are no longer trusted. IMHO, the only thing worse than "fake news" is "no news" via withholding information that damages their agenda.
I'm not so sure they do not know why they are no longer trusted. I think they have determined the benefits of advancing their progressive agenda outweighs the distrust they have fostered. A republic cannot survive without an unbiased free press and media.
by mojo84
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44415

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Paladin wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:25 am
Did Big Tech Steal the Election — for Dems and Itself?
through its suppression of perhaps more than two billion conservative pages, Facebook alone might have “stolen” the 2018 midterm election for Democrats — and itself.
If this is proven, it would be a strong basis for claims the government to regulate social media. Sometimes, people and companies bring negative consequences upon themselves due to their actions.
by mojo84
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44415

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

WTR wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:45 pm
John Galt wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Ruark wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Oldgringo wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:47 pm
Exactly! People who have yet to finish high school, never had a job or any other familial responsibilities and otherwise, don't know Snit from Shinola are allowed to vote.
Absolutely. I think lowering the voting age to 18 was a huge mistake.
Needs to be 25.
Actually you are correct. Look at the insurance actuarry tabled. Rates are lowered at 25. According to science, the brain is not fully mature until about 25 years of age. Young kids just don’t think as well as adults.
Do you fellas think someone under 25 it's to immature to own, purchase or possess guns? What about driving or owning vehicles? How about joining the service and going to war with all those dangerous weapons and equipment?

I don't think restricting voting is the answer. The answer is doing a better job educating young people and holding then responsible for their actions and decisions.

As Brad McCoy said, "We have to stop preparing the path for our kids and start preparing our kids for the path."
by mojo84
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44415

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:28 pm
I’m getting a little worried. With 66% of the vote in, Irish Bob O’Rourke is up by a couple of percent over Cruz. This is closer than I expected.
Much too close. I'm sick.
by mojo84
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44415

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Looks like Project Veritas is about to expose Beto.

by mojo84
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44415

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Males do not belong in women's restrooms.

http://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxnews ... throom.amp

I still haven't heard anyone make a case for a dem "statesman" on the ballot this election. I also do not see any dem that is worth voting for and risking the rights and positions I value.
by mojo84
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44415

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

G26ster wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:23 pm
Lena wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:20 am
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your 4 older!
Yeah, I was 28 then and looked 18 :biggrinjester:

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But back to Beto vs. Cruz. Nothing gets done in congress unless there is a majority. Majorities are not gained by individuals from various parties voting on issues. Divided gov't doesn't work IMHO. All the votes for Perot did nothing but elect Clinton. It may not be what democracy is supposed to be, but majorities work, and majorities are not gained by cherry picking issues that suit an individual, or state. It takes 60 votes in the Senate to pass anything. How do you get 60 votes unless a majority party is in control. The Dems stay glued together as a bloc, so how will a divided rest of the senate block anything they try to do. Look at Europe's past and present and all the divided gov'ts struggling to form majorities. Nothing gets done, and all they do is fight to no avail. I'm tired of voters who vote for what's best for them, rather than what's best for the country. I'm dropping my AARP membership because I'm tired of them telling me how I should vote for individuals solely because of their stance on Medicare and Social Security. Yes, I need those programs, but my country comes first!
It's uncommon for someone to put the country's needs above their own in this day and time. People just do not accept that many of these social programs are not sustainable long term. :tiphat:
by mojo84
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44415

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

talltex wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:33 am
mojo84 wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:09 am
That's great but both of your positions are significantly different than infoman's. I'm curious about what dem positions makes him want to vote dem when one of their primary positions is contrary to the 2nd Amendment and what this forum is about.
I understand your focus as it relates to that single issue on this forum, but the members of this forum are voting for candidates who will be voting on MANY issues that are affecting their lives in many ways for the next term and probably for many years to come. I'm 62years old and the political system in Texas, as well as the rest of the United States, has changed drastically in the last 16 years. I've had family members who served as Senators and Representatives in Austin throughout the 60's and into the 90's. During those years, and for many more prior to that era, we had some politicians who were "Statesman" and unfortunately, many others who were just there to see how much money and influence they could acquire. For most of the 20th century, the Democratic party was in control of the process. They were not left wing liberals--they were the same people that later had to switch to the Republican party if they wanted to stay in office. We had ONE Senator that was a Republican--John Tower and he held his office for many years. He was a "Statesman". The people of his district didn't vote for him because he was a Republican--they voted for him IN SPITE of it, because they were voting for the MAN not THE PARTY. During all of those years the Legislators worked together and were able to get things done because they could meet and discuss the pros and cons and find common ground that they could both agree on." You give a little here and we'll give a little there, and we can both get something done that benefits us all". Instead of having to simply oppose any bill proposed by the other party, which is what we have devolved to nowdays. The situation now puts the party in control of the votes. If a conscientious legislator having studied the issue thoroughly and reached the conclusion that Bill # xxxxxx, which his party supports, will hurt more people than it helps, or is designed to give a particular company or industry an unfair advantage that would allow them to profit at the expense of others unfairly and he refuses to vote for it, he will be called into the Lt. Governor's or the Speaker's office and chastised severely, and told that if he ever does that again, the party will find and fund someone else to defeat him in the upcoming election and that he will never be allowed to bring any bill to the floor for the remainder of his term. That will not be a "thinly veiled threat"--it will be done in very "strong" language. That is not the way a Democracy is supposed to operate. Yes, the majority does rule, but the people are supposed to be voting for the individual they believe will best serve THEM in their district. What we have wound up with now is legislators that cannot vote their conscience if it is in conflict with the party bosses wishes. Majority rule is not supposed to mean that you get to have everything your way, without considering how it affects ALL of your constituents. A good example is our two top State government officials campaigning on the fact that they refused to expand Medicare/Medicaid coverage in Texas because we don't need more "handout programs". That money (100's of millions of $$) comes from federal tax dollars, not from our state budget. The citizens of Texas have ALREADY paid that money into the federal budget. The money IS being spent, but it's going to other states and the people of Texas are not getting anything for the money they paid in. Our Hospitals and Clinics are required to provide service for people whether they can pay or not, and the primary reason Texas has seen a number of Rural hospitals closing their doors in the last 2 years is because that tax money was previously being paid to them for Medicare/Medicaid and Indigent Care, and the state is cutting that funding to them every year. I, personally do not think that is something to brag about in their political ads--saying they stood up to the feds and refused to expand Medicare/Medicaid coverage, when what they really did was send our money to other states. Instead they come up with divisive "non-issues" to polarize support and raise party funds with silly crap like the "Bathroom Bill". "End of Rant" :banghead:
Did not take the time to read in detail but scanned what you had to say. All of that is fine and good for you. My question was to the person that said he is voting "dem". I am curious what has prompted him to come to that decision.

I haven't met anyone I agree or disagree with 100% yet. Not even my wife and definitely not any politician that holds office currently or that is running for office. However, I too consider their individual positions on issues that are important to me. Based on my evaluation and my value and beliefs, I can't find a dem I would vote for in this election. I do not have any one sole issue that I use as a litmus test but I do put the most weight on protecting the rights of all individuals, even the unborn ones.

I suspect Beto is far left of what many think and he is another Heitcamp in that he is misrepresenting his positions on key issues in order to sucker moderates and undecided people that base their decisions on feelings. By the way, I do not consider any of the dems that are running "statesmen".
by mojo84
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44415

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

That's great but both of your positions are significantly different than infoman's. I'm curious about what dem positions makes him want to vote dem when one of their primary positions is contrary to the 2nd Amendment and what this forum is about.
by mojo84
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44415

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

infoman wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:12 pm
I plan to vote Democrat, so this forum isn’t 100% Republican. (Granted it might be 99.999%).
How do you reconcile the dem's position on guns and the 2nd Amendment and your participation on this forum?

What other dem positions make you want to vote for the democrats?
by mojo84
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44415

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

He has been pandering for a long time.

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