Whether you like it or not, we are all Americans. History will judge us by our ability to be one great nation. GWB reminds us that leadership results from a smile, handshake and respect as much as fearless defense against those who do us harm.
So far, it's a one-way street. Don't expect any reciprocation.
Obama has already told us he will be even more offensive once he is out of office.
History will judge that we lost our greatness when we allowed Teddy Roosevelt and the Progressives to turn the republic into a socialist empire.
No. GWB reminds us that not defending your constituents because you’d prefer to stick your finger in the air and determine which way the winds of political opportunity blow in order to best use them for your own advancement (at the cost OF your constituents) is a legacy of the Republicans of this era.
 September 24, 2016 at 10:31am
KingPutt, WookieDaddy, HamptonsBoy, StalinFan, Mr.Oreo, PresidentObama (still laughing about that one), ClimateFool, HillarySux (best she never figures out that one).
Not much different than a lot of comments on The Blaze? Really?
I’d say this was more like the attacks you get on Trumpbart, especially after the conservative purge that pushed these rent-an-insult commenters into each article.
As the campaign unfolded, it made it very difficult to support Trump because you just wanted to see these people thrown out for lacking any sense of civility, education or intelligence. Now we are given the chance to support the man who embodies their in-your-face fascism.
I talked with a room full of Republicans yesterday, and I can say that this is the reason that they are not out actively campaigning for Trump. They want nothing to do with this new brand of hate he has somehow brought to this election. So, quietly, they support their nominee in defeating Hillary.
 September 20, 2016 at 1:00pm
Compared to Charlie Crist, Hillary is as pure as snow in February. She can point to him and say, which one of us will be more likely to tell the truth? Me or the guy who’s rummaging thru my purse?
 September 20, 2016 at 12:44pm
Once Mrs. Clinton loses, maybe we will see her and Bush Sr. on the Dancing With the Stars – Scooter Edition.
 September 19, 2016 at 10:27am
Cruz is more libertarian than Gary Johnson. But so are most of the Tea Party Republicans. A Ted Cruz-Rand Paul Libertarian ticket would be pretty much unstoppable.
 September 19, 2016 at 10:25am
Republican thought police are not any better than liberal thought police. Trump wanted rebels to support him and now they want to throw people out for being.. rebellious. Can we say Priebus was having a low mental moment?
 September 16, 2016 at 10:14pm
THE BLAZE will carry it.
 September 16, 2016 at 4:40pm
We also have the right to call Jessie Ventura an idiot.
September 14, 2016 at 11:42pm
To quote the most famous Chicagoan in history, Al Bundy, “Let’s rock.”
 September 14, 2016 at 10:44am
Look at their choices.
Young people are given more choices than ever before and most of those choices are given as individual, not as a group. So when they choose personal success over inclusiveness in a group with shared goals, they find liberalism to be constraining, limiting and often mindless.
While liberalism tries to push these people into groups, conservatism offers them the freedom to excel at their own pace, often a faster pace. And, at the end of the day, they know that they were responsible for their own success.
Some of those experiences is through standing back and noticing what available to them coming out of High School! In the last eight years these Young potential workers can't even get those Part time jobs only for those just starting employment for the first time! The national Jobs problem isn't just a black teenager problem it's an all races problem due to the Obama care implantation causing all those people being forced in to the 29 hours a week jobs, lots taking on more than one part time jobs to make ends meet! This takes away many choices that those of us from the 70s had for making some kind of money while still at home going to school! So the Kids of today are seeing this first hand and experiencing it too! Has a way of generating those Life experiences at a younger age! Only the Democrats could create such a monstrous mess that makes teen unemployment near 60% and these teens see it!
If she dies, she would probably win because dead people mysteriously do better in elections. The Constitution says we swear in the VP first, then he would walk right across the rotunda and get sworn in as president. Then he would probably give Uncle Joe his old job back.
 September 12, 2016 at 9:14pm
Difference here is that this is a national election and counties have already started printing ballots. You would have to file, not only in every state but every county because county clerks are responsible for changes to the ballots. Remember there are plenty of down-ballot races, referendums and local issues on those ballots. After September 1, the ballot is certified in HALF of the 50 states.
 September 12, 2016 at 6:32pm
You forgot that the replacement would not make it onto the ballot. Thomas Eagleton was replaced by the Democrats on August 1. We are already into September and most states have already ordered the printing of ballots, so Hillary’s name would be the only name for Democrats in most states, whether she is running or not.
 September 12, 2016 at 6:23pm
Most states certified candidates for ballot on September 1. Remember, every state has to print ballots and those ballots are printed the month before they get mailed to be sure no mistakes are made in the printing. So, Uncle Joe’s name would not appear on absentee and mail-in ballots nationwide, save for a few states.
So go ahead and change your candidate and we will order popcorn to watch the chaos.
Order your popcorn. I bet she drops before the first debate.
This is my prediction, too. Suppose she drops out and the new candidate is Sanders. Most of the ballots are still going to say Clinton. I can see two likely alternatives, assuming the Democrats beat Trump overall:
(1) Clinton's pledged electors have to vote for her at the Electoral College. Thus there is no majority for one candidate. The House of Representatives elects Trump as President, but the electoral college did elect Kaine VP by a majority, so he stays.
(2) Hillary gets elected but drops out post-election. In this case, the 20th Amendment gives Congress the power to decide what gets done about filling her place before either the electoral college or the House votes for a president. (The 20th has been in place since 1933, but Congress has never bothered to use the power it gives them to decide this question -- so the door is wide open for either the lame-duck Congress or the new Congress to do something wild.)
My guess is that she uses this as an excuse to not debate but still runs. She did it before with the Secretary of State hearing. She magically fell and hit her head so that she could not appear. She later resigned as Secretary so that she did not have to appear in front of the hearing as Secretary. She will not give up unless she is 6 feet under, and even then she would have her underlings keep her name on the ballot.
Actually, police fear small rounds like .22 more because they can more easily penetrate their vests.
Yes, it seems counter-intuitive but smaller rounds are more dangerous to "bullet proof" vests and there are far more .22 rounds produced than .45 rounds.
There are rounds out now that will penetrate any vest made and not in .22 Cal.
Penetration of the vest has more to do with the energy and velocity than caliber. Even the lowest rated lev 2A vest CAN stop a .357mag (no guarantee it will though). The reason rifle rounds go right through them is they have tons more energy than a pistol round.
Any vest can be penetrated given the right circumstances. That’s why vests aren’t sold as bulletproof, but bullet resistant. A hot pistol round can penetrate if it has enough velocity.
And the thing with the .22 is a myth. Maybe if they were shooting a .22mag from a rifle (or any long barreled gun (longer barrel=higher velocity=more force) at an old 2A vest, but your typical .22 saturday night special wont. Again, it’s about velocity, but hey, kevlar won’t stop a knife either.
Also bare in mind that the reason cops trade their vest in so often is that vests are perishable. As it’s worn, the fibers break down and the vest looses efficiency, same thing if they’re stored improperly. Likely these chuckleheads bought some used up police trade-in from some surplus dealer that had been stored in terrible conditions, and fired a high velocity 9mm at close range at it.
And keep in mind we're just talking about stopping the round, not protecting the wearer from harm. Even a .22 that is stopped can cause injury if they aren't also wearing some kinda plate or trauma layer. I don't even want to think what a .44mag without a plate would do to someone hit right over the heart. They may not have a hole in them, but they're probably not walking away from it either.
An officer we knew came into the range with a new vest that had been shot by a .25 cal handgun. It was propped up on a steel drum. We shot everything from .380 to 454 casull. (One of the Miami P.D.s allowed for carry of a .454 casull back then.)
Nothing penetrated. The .454 however scared the shit out of me. Vest or no that thing picked up the barrel and dented the crap out of it. Anyone hit with that would suffer serious internal damage vest or not.
I believe we also slung 00 buck at it too with no penetration. .223 and .308 went though both sides of the vest and both sides of the steel barrel. This was late 90's but I don't think Level IIIA has changed much since then.