US elections

Political parties choose their 1916 nominees: Hughes and Wilson

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2019-04-15 13:38

Republican Presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes and his wife (the former Antoinette Carter) campaigning in Winona, Minnesota in August 1916 on the Milwaukee Road's Olympian.


THE VERY ASTUTE FREDERICK F. SCHRADER COVERS the June nominating conventions and subsequent presidential campaign in his weekly "Behind the Scenes" column for THE FATHERLAND. -cy

vol. 4 no. 20    June 21, 1916    Page 8

Behind the Scenes at the Capital

The crushing defeat of Roosevelt at the Chicago convention is here looked upon as the most significant incident of the gathering. Never in American history has there been such a tragedy of fate. Roosevelt's whirlwind campaign was a marvelous feat of endurance and self-confidence. Wherever he went he belched war like the demon of the fable. The earth trembled under his tread and the welkins rang with his speeches at Detroit and St. Louis. For weeks he monopolized public attention, usurping the space daily alloted to war news on the first pages of all the papers. The country heard nothing but Roosevelt. Wm. J. Bryan in his palmiest days of a campaigner was a mere sideshow compared with the only P. T. Barnum of our day. It is estimated that he drew a small fortune out of his bank, staked it all on one card—and lost.

Lundeen's death paved the way for Minnesota to elect Internationalists

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2018-11-30 20:37

By Carolyn Yeager

WHEN MINNESOTA SENATOR ERNEST LUNDEEN WAS KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH over Virginia on August 31, 1940, the Republican governor was able, according to the rules, to appoint a fellow Republican to fill the senator's seat. Though Lundeen had begun his political career as a Republican, he had run for office as a Farmer-Labor "Democrat" since 1933.

Governor Harold Stassen (left) had been the keynote speaker at the 1940 Republican National Convention in June that nominated Wendell Willkie as it's presidential candidate. Stassen threw his support to Willkie and even became his official floor manager. The circumstances of the 1940 Republican convention were unusual, from beginning to end.

Willkie was a New York lawyer, corporate executive, Democrat activist and 'interventionist' who only switched to the Republican party in late 1939! He had not run in any primaries but positioned himself as an acceptable choice for a deadlocked convention. Front runners for the nomination, Ohio Sen. Robert Taft, Michigan Sen Arthur Vandenberg, and New York District Attorney Tom Dewey, were all non-interventionist, as was Senator Lundeen of Stassen's state of Minnesota. The east-coast Republicans tended to be the internationalists who wanted to take sides in the European conflicts, and that's who Stassen seemed to be representing.

Rush Limbaugh called Adolf Hitler a 'murderous antisemite' on his radio show today

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2018-10-04 20:02

Rush Limbaugh plays it safe with Jews by pretending they don't exist. But antisemites do! Antisemites from the past, that is, like Adolf Hitler. In this way Limbaugh is an enabler helping Jews be invisible.


 By Carolyn Yeager

I DON'T LISTEN TO RADIO SHOW HOST RUSH LIMBAUGH AT HOME; only when I am driving in my car. Only there can I bring in the San Antonio conservative station that carries his show between 11 am and 2 pm. I turned him off at about 12 noon today when I made my last stop; when I took off again to head home, he was mentioning Omaha Beach in reference to the failure of American voters to know what it was, let alone to know what it should mean to them (or to our country).

Grassley pursues false testimony by Ford about polygraph experience

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2018-10-03 00:21

THIS IS THE MOST HOPEFUL THING I'VE SEEN SO FAR regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on Brett Kavanaugh. An ex-boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford sent a letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley (left) describing his knowledge of Prof. Ford advising a friend (Monica L McLean) on how to take a polygraph test.

Gregg Re and John Roberts wrote a good report for Fox News online. I am just going to quote from it here:

In a pointed, no-holds-barred letter Tuesday evening that referenced the ex-boyfriend's declaration, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley demanded that attorneys for Ford turn over her therapist notes and other key materials, and suggested she was intentionally less than truthful about her experience with polygraph examinations during Thursday's dramatic Senate hearing.

"Your continued withholding of material evidence despite multiple requests is unacceptable as the Senate exercises its constitutional responsibility of advice and consent for a judicial nomination," Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote.

Why I think Blasey Ford lied under oath

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2018-09-29 11:27

Dr. Blasey Ford, whom we are expected to take as "highly credible", exhibits a typical expression during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Sept. 27 at which she accused a federal judge of attempting to rape her when she was 15 years old - 36 years ago.


UPDATE: Blasey Ford one of 11 authors of 2008 research article titled “Meditation with Yoga, Group Therapy with Hypnosis, and Psychoeducation for long-term depressed mood: A randomized pilot trial". Scroll down to end.

By Carolyn Yeager

I WROTE ON SEPT. 22 THAT I DID NOT BELIEVE Christine Blasey Ford's claims of attempted rape that she laid out in her published statement prior to the public hearing. Contrary to the Jew York Times editorial board, who lie unashamedly and without consequence, I still do not believe Blasey Ford's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee was credible. Yet everyone in media and politics, both liberal and conservative, proclaims her to have been very credible and also a very sympathetic witness (although some also believe Kavanaugh). It is fully accepted that she is a victim of something.

Trump's shocks to the System are the best thing going

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2018-06-10 14:40

Already iconic photo of US president Trump resisting the persuasions of his European allies at the June 2018 G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada.


By Carolyn Yeager

IT'S BEING ASKED IF DONALD TRUMP IS TURNING THE UNITED STATES AWAY FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER that was established after the Second World War.

I certainly hope so. And I am more encouraged that this is so by his performance at the G7 Summit in Quebec. Let me just say that I approve of what he is doing. I have learned that he is always several steps ahead of me, so as I am nervous and worried every time there is a flare-up about the methods he uses, I eventually recognize that he was right (and successful) and I was too timid.

Then I say of him, he is brighter and braver than I, by a long shot, thus I should have faith from now on. Of course, it's not that easy, but still, Trump is becoming more, not less, of a hero to me. I'm getting used to his saying and doing what shocks us, mostly only because it “never happened before.” He is continually breaking protocol, for sure. It's like, oh my god, now what?

Another bill to oppose in the Senate: Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2018-05-29 12:51

Sen. Benjamin Cardin, Jewish Democrat representing Maryland, is the main sponsor of this bill introduced in March 2017. It is currently in the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in the Senate.

This bill is to protect Israel and no one else. It's purpose is:

To amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to include in the prohibitions on boycotts against allies of the United States boycotts fostered by international governmental organizations against Israel and to direct the Export-Import Bank of the United States to oppose boycotts against Israel, and for other purposes.

[My comment: Boycotts against “allies of the US” is already covered, but Jews like Cardin seek special protection for Israel whether it behaves as an ally or not!]

Write to the republicans. The best argument to present to these senators is to oppose singling out Israel for special treatment. Showing favoritism is against Pres. Trump's “America First” promise since Israel has led us down many a dark road already in its short existence. It's attempt to sink the U.S.S. Liberty and murder of its entire crew is one example.

Another one out – Cheers for Trump's handling of it

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2018-03-06 23:24

Gary Cohn at a World Economic Forum meeting Jan. 25 in Davos seated between President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


By Carolyn Yeager

BIG WALL STREET JEW GARY COHN ANNOUNCED TODAY HE WAS RESIGNING as Chief Econonic Advisor to President Donald Trump. Trump appeared non-plussed as he thanked Cohn for his “dedicated service to the American people” in a formal statement.

This is good news for those of us who want less Jewish influence in our government. Cohn was widely seen as part of a triumvirate of senior liberal Jewish advisors that includes daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, both belonging to the orthodox Hasid community. Cohn's departure is expected to take place in about three weeks. Jared recently lost his top security clearance at the White House and he and Ivanka have been quiet lately.

Feminist Ivanka is the “kiss of death” to Trump Administration

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2017-05-08 11:36

By Carolyn Yeager

THIS, TO MY MIND, SPOILED RICH-MAN'S DAUGHTER should be ashamed of herself for taking advantage of her relationship to the president to showcase herself and push her own liberal views based on 'make-work' that will in no way help the Trump administration with its supportive voter base. Does anyone think the Donald can switch to more liberal positions and still satisfy his conservative winning majority?

It's been announced Ivanka will meet over the next two weeks, starting today, with Cabinet officials and department heads to discuss “women's economic empowerment.” But first she is meeting for two days with EPA administrator Scott Pruitt “as part of the administration's process to decide whether to abandon the Paris climate treaty.” Alaska's Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is expected to join the Tuesday meeting.

The Liberal Media vs President Trump

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2017-04-19 12:12

From Newsbusters.org ...

As President Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he has received by far the most hostile press treatment of any incoming American president, with the broadcast networks punishing him with coverage that has been 89% negative. The networks largely ignored important national priorities such as jobs and the fight against ISIS, in favor of a news agenda that has been dominated by anti-Trump controversies and which closely matches what would be expected from an opposition party

This is just what I was telling John Friend in our podcast (see next post below) on Monday. It is a phenomenon that has not been seen before in my lifetime to this degree. The actual opposition party - the Democrats - would be 100% negative! You can continue reading this important article here.

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