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Democrats living but not learning

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Not surprisingly, there is already talk of 2020. It’s the way it is in this crazy age of campaigns that go on for years.   

What is very surprising is that Democrat donors and elites are seriously considering nominating Senator Kamala Harris, a liberal U.S. senator with very little national experience.      

It sounds to me that this is a party living but not learning. Has one of these donors looked at an electoral map of the U.S.?   

I agree with George Neumayr:      

The growing chatter among Dems about her as a potential 2020 candidate is yet another illustration of the party’s lack of seriousness. 


At a time when it should be downplaying its image as an out-of-touch bi-coastal party, it deepens that image by pushing one more San Francisco radical forward. 

Who knows, maybe Harris can run with Pelosi.

According to press reports, Harris wowed supporters of Hillary’s at a recent fundraiser in the Hamptons. 

What a compelling look for a defeated party — a San Francisco kook feted by routed East Coast plutocrats impressed by her stern questioning of General Mattis over the plight of transgender soldiers. That should work well in the Rust Belt and the South.

Even Mark Penn, Hillary’s former strategist, is wincing at the party’s direction. He recently wrote that the party can’t recover if it stays on this far-left course. He proposes that the party adopt a more measured, less intolerant liberalism. But his plea is falling on deaf ears. 

The party is in no mood for any Sister Souljah moments. It remains the party of, evident in the gushing over Harris for having raised money for it off her classless antics against Sessions and company.

Do these donors seriously think that a liberal woman from California will win? Besides that, Harris is not just liberal. She is an extreme leftistl on most issues.

Frankly, she reminds me a lot of another liberal and very ambitious woman, Wendy Davis, who was trounced in 2014 in Texas.   

Davis “bought her fame” by hitching her wagon to an abortion debate in the Texas legislature. Harris is buying her fame by becoming the face of the so-called “resistance” of everything Trump.      

Then, like Clinton, Davis thought that demographics would elect her. It did not work when Hispanic women were turned off by her abortion message.

2020 is so far away that anything can happen. After all, who predicted President Obama in 2005 or President Trump in 2013?    

Nevertheless, Harris is the wrong choice for a party decimated under the Obama years.

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July 21, 2017 at 6:52 am

A chat with Alex Lyda about the situation in Cuba

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Guest:  Alex Lyda, Cuban American who travels to Cuba frequently on business………..

we will discuss Alex’s most recent trip to Cuba and options for US-Cuba relations today…………..

and other stories…

Click to listen: A chat with Alex Lyda about the situation in Cuba 07/20 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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July 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm

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My 2008 post endorsing Senator McCain for President

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Today, we formally endorse Sen. McCain for president. We hope that you will vote for Sen. McCain on Tuesday. (I did vote early in Texas!)
You can read a long list of endorsements for McCain and Obama. As expected, The NY Times endorsed Obama and The Dallas Morning News endorsed McCain (We recommend John McCain for president).
I like what Charles Krauthammer said in his McCain endorsement:

“Who do you want answering that phone at 3 a.m.?

A man who’s been cramming on these issues for the last year, who’s never had to make an executive decision affecting so much as a city, let alone the world?

A foreign policy novice instinctively inclined to the flabbiest, most vaporous multilateralism (e.g., the Berlin Wall came down because of “a world that stands as one”), and who refers to the most deliberate act of war since Pearl Harbor as “the tragedy of 9/11,” a term more appropriate for a bus accident?
Or do you want a man who is the most prepared, most knowledgeable, most serious foreign policy thinker in the United States Senate?

A man who not only has the best instincts, but has the honor and the courage to, yes, put country first, as when he carried the lonely fight for the surge that turned Iraq from catastrophic defeat into achievable strategic victory?” (McCain for President)   

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July 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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Single-payer in 2018? Not likely, Nancy.

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Over the next week, the GOP will either agree on a proposal for Obamacare repeal or continue on its path to making supporters very angry.  I am as disappointed as anyone that 52 GOP senators cannot agree to repeal and settle their differences later.  It is not where I thought we’d be after so many years of hearing speeches about repealing Obamacare.  I feel let down, to put it mildly.

Nevertheless, there is a popular theory floating around that goes sort of like this:

1) Speaker Pelosi is a sure thing after 2018.

2) A future Democrat House majority will pass a “single-payer” plan because the GOP failed to repeal Obamacare.

I am not a prophet, so let me leave #1 (a Speaker Pelosi) to the voters.  It may happen, but remember that Hillary Clinton was also supposed to win the presidency in 2016.  We know that history is on the side of the opposition in these midterm elections.  So let’s wait and see how it all looks a year from now.  It is too early to tell.


On point #2, the inevitable single-payer if the Democrats win the House, I am not so sure. 

Let’s just look at California, the easiest place in the US to pass a single-payer plan.  Let’s review what happened in the one state where the left wing of the Democratic Party runs everything. 

This is from The Los Angeles Times

A high-profile effort to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California sputtered on Friday when Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) decided to shelve the proposal.

Rendon announced late Friday afternoon that the bill, SB 562 by state Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), would not advance to a policy hearing in his house, dampening the measure’s prospect for swift passage this year. 

“SB 562 was sent to the Assembly woefully incomplete,” Rendon said in a statement. “Even senators who voted for SB 562 noted there are potentially fatal flaws in the bill, including the fact it does not address many serious issues, such as financing, delivery of care, cost controls, or the realities of needed action by the Trump Administration and voters to make SB 562 a genuine piece of legislation.”

Rendon took pains to note that his action does not kill the bill entirely — because it is the first year of a two-year session, it could be revived next year.

But the move is nonetheless a major setback for legislation that has electrified the Democratic party’s progressive flank.

How did that happen?  How did the most progressive state legislature in the U.S. fail to pass single-payer?  The answer is that “the numbers” had everything to do with it.  The numbers did not add up in California, and the Democrats pulled back the idea.

So what could happen to Speaker Pelosi and the left in 2019?  The numbers won’t add up there, either, and it won’t pass. 

In other words, we are not going to have a single-payer system in the U.S. 

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July 20, 2017 at 6:52 am

Venezuela and the GOP struggles with Obama Care plus other stories

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We will look Obama Care and the GOP…….repeal and replace or just repeal? It’s time for Latin American leaders to stand up against the regime in Venezuela, specially after millions showed up to vote over the weekend…………..and other stories………………..

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Source: Venezuela and the GOP struggles with Obama Care plus other stories 07/19 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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July 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm

The GOP & Obama Care, La Raza has a new name and other stories of the day

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Guest: George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative and political analyst……………. We will look Obama Care and the GOP…….repeal and replace or just repeal? La Raza has a new name but is it a different group?……..and other stories………………..

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Source: The GOP & Obama Care, La Raza has a new name and other stories of the day 07/18 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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July 18, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Trump is right! Let Obama Care fail….let’s see what happens next year when premiums go up and more companies pull out

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July 18, 2017 at 1:42 pm

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