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Archive for October 8th, 2018

A good day for Bolsonaro in Brazil

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Down in Brazil, the pre-election day polls were calling for a close race between Mr. Bolosonaro and Mr. Haddad. It turned out to be a different.  In other words, Mr. Bolsonaro almost won the prize in the first round.

So who voted for Mr. Bolsonaro?  How did he do it?  This is from the BBC:

He has won over many Brazilians who think his law-and-order stance will make Brazil safer.

A Roman Catholic, he has also attracted the support of millions of evangelical Christians by saying he will defend traditional family values.

Several prominent Brazilian footballers have endorsed his candidacy including World Cup winner Ronaldinho, Palmeiras midfielder Felipe Melo and Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura.

Results showed Mr Bolsonaro dominating Brazil’s two biggest states, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. However, the country’s north-east showed more loyalty to the Workers’ Party, having benefited from its social policies.

It looks to me that this was a rejection of leftist Lula and his corrupt policies.

It’s not over yet.  Mr. Bolsonaro will face Mr. Haddad in round 2.

Let’s see what happens next. It’s clear to everyone that Brazil is a deeply divided country yearning for leadership.

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October 8, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Monday’s show: A look at the upcoming Texas elections with George Rodriguez

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Guest:  George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative and author…………We will look at the state of the Cruz-O’Rourke race for the US Senate…….The blue or red wave?……..Happy Columbus Day 2018………..and other stories……..

Click to listen:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2018/10/09/a-look-at-the-upcoming-texas-elections-with-george-rodriguez

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October 8, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Monday’s video: A good day for Bolsonaro

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October 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm

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1950 and the other lady from Maine

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We will speak about Senator Susan Collins’ speech for years.  She was superb in making the case for Judge Kavanaugh and standing up to the bullies practicing “sexual McCarthyism” as Professor Dershowitz called it.

Senator Collins’ speech was in the tradition of another great speech.  Back in 1950, the late Senator Margaret Chase Smith spoke in the Senate about the “McCarthyism” of that time.   

This is from her speech:  

“Mr. President,” she began, “I would like to speak briefly and simply about a serious national condition…. The United States Senate has long enjoyed worldwide respect as the greatest deliberative body…. But recently that deliberative character has…been debased to…a forum of hate and character assassination.” 

Sound familiar?  Character assassination?

From time to time, a speech can make a difference.  Senator Collins spoke in the tradition of another great lady Republican from Maine, Senator Margaret Chase Smith.

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October 8, 2018 at 5:52 am