John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat

John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat
Source: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy in 1960

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10/19/2021 - I think this is one of John F. Kennedy's best quotes, because you get to see the Classical Liberal (a real Liberal) in him. And it's a great argument against socialism and communism, as well.

Entrepreneur: "Words of wisdom from some of most influential leaders in U.S. history."

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. -- John F. Kennedy

The youngest president in U.S. history was regarded by many as a visionary. Not satisfied with the status quo, Kennedy spearheaded economic programs that launched the U.S. on its longest expansion since World War II and championed equality by calling for civil rights legislation.

Think of the entrepreneurs that you find more influential and innovative, chances are they went against the grain and had a different way of approaching things. Going the safe route is rarely the way to get noticed." 

Source:Entrepreneur- JFK

From The New Democrat 

8/20/2021 - This is one of the best quotes about actual racism that you will ever see and it comes from someone who is definitely not a Conservative or a Centrist.

Fred Hampton who was a member of the Black Panthers (self-described Socialists, Communists, and Black Nationalists) knew racism when he saw it and knew the only way you beat racism, is by not being a racist yourself, but through education and fighting actual racism with intelligence.

Fred Hampton: "You don't fight racism with racism. You fight racism with unity." 

1. 8/23/2021 - In President Franklin Roosevelt's first two terms as President, today he would be described as a Center-Left Progressive Democrat. But by 1944 he was moving into the direction of Henry Wallace and other Socialist Democrats in and outside of the Democratic Party, with his Economic Bill Of Rights, but ran out of time to implement his proposals.

Syracuse Cultural Workers: "As seen in Michael Moore's 2009 film Capitalism - A Love Story. Michael found footage of FDR reading his Bill of Rights at his January 11, 1944 State of the Union address. The footage was buried someplace in South Carolina! With corporate power and government complicity running amok, the Bill of Rights is an urgent reminder of what a very popular president thought was important."  

Source:Syracuse Cultural Workers- President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat, New York) in 1944.

From The New Democrat

2. So President Joe Biden is in-between the Neoconservatives and the Trump Nationalists, on Afghanistan. But so is President Donald Trump, which can happen when you have a Republican Party that's as divided as it is today.

CNN: "CNN's John Avlon breaks down how Trump allies' recent criticisms of President Biden's decision to leave Afghanistan ring hollow in light of their past statements." 

Source:CNN- 3 of President Donald J. Trump's (Republican, New York) NSC appointments.

From The New Democrat

8/24/2021 - Perhaps the thing that makes America not just different from Europe, but perhaps every other developed country in the world, is that we have a safety net (which was created by President Franklin Roosevelt) for people who fall on hard times. Whereas the rest of the developed world has a welfare state that's universal and provides the economic services that most Americans are able to get from their employers.

Amazon: "When the stability of American life was threatened by the Great Depression, the decisive and visionary policy contained in FDR's New Deal offered America a way forward. In this groundbreaking work, William E. Leuchtenburg traces the evolution of what was both the most controversial and effective socioeconomic initiative ever undertaken in the United States—and explains how the social fabric of American life was forever altered. It offers illuminating lessons on the challenges of economic transformation—for our time and for all time." 

Source:Amazon- President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat, New York)

From The New Democrat

1. 8/25/2021 - Right-wingers especially, like to label President #FranklinRoosevelt as a Socialist (and perhaps use other more extreme terms) but the fact is he was an anti-Communist. And for the first two terms of his presidency, was a Center-Left, New Deal #Progressive. To the right of Henry Wallace and other Socialists of that era.

History: "Cabinet members watch with mixed emotions as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, wearing a black armband, signs the United States' declaration of war against Japan at 4:10 p.m. Washington time on December 8, 1941." 

Source:History- President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat, New York)

From The New Democrat

2. In the 1950s, the faces of the Republican Party were Progressives, like President Dwight Eisenhower, Nelson Rockefeller, Tom Dewey and many others. Ike was probably our first great civil rights President and he was a Republican.

James Miller Center: "Although there were dangerous moments in the Cold War during the 1950s, people often remember the Eisenhower years as "happy days," a time when Americans did not have to worry about depression or war, as they had in the 1930s and 1940s, or difficult and divisive issues, as they did in the 1960s. Instead, Americans spent their time enjoying the benefits of a booming economy. Millions of families got their first television and their second car and enjoyed new pastimes like hula hoops or transistor radios. Young people went to drive-in movies or malt shops, often wearing the latest fashions—pegged pants for men, poodle skirts for women.

Yet the Eisenhower years were not so simple or carefree, and the President faced important and, at times, controversial issues in domestic affairs. Managing the economy involved important choices about how to maintain prosperity or how much to spend on what we today call "infrastructure." Protecting freedom and the rule of law necessitated difficult decisions as civil rights became an urgent national issue. Dealing with the effects of the Cold War at home required complicated action because of the sensational charges of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy about Communist infiltration of government agencies. In the eyes of a majority of the public, Eisenhower usually made the right choices, as he often enjoyed approval ratings of more than 70 percent in the polls. Yet Eisenhower also had critics, who believed that he had not used his powers as President vigorously or effectively to protect individual freedom and ensure justice." 

Source:James Miller Center- President Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican, Texas)

From The New Democrat

1. 8/26/2021 - President #FranklinRoosevelt, didn't propose health care reform at all until 1944 with his Economic Bill of Rights. But it's clearly something that he and his administration was thinking about.

JSTOR: "Whether we come to this form of insurance soon or later on, I am confident that we can devise a system which will enhance and not hinder the remarkable progress which has been made and is being made in practice of the practices of the profession of medicine and surgery in the United States." 

Source:JSTOR- President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat, New York)

From The New Democrat

2. For me at least, Ross Perot's Reform Party represents the early days of the Tea Party from the last decade. Americans who were fed up with debt and deficits, unemployment, skeptical about free trade and our oversees involvements, who weren't pushing a big government social agenda. Not the radical centrists that they portrayed as, but Center-Right Conservatives who were interested in fiscal responsibility and economic freedom.

Alamy Stock Photo: "Reform party presidential candidate Ross Perot speaks at the National Press Club October 25, 1996 in Washington, DC" 

Source:Alamy Stock Photo- Reform Party Leader Ross Perot in 1996

From The New Democrat

1. 8/27/2021 - President Ronald Reagan was damn right about Welfare. We should judge the program by how many people no longer need public assistance. Not by how many people are added to the Welfare rolls."

Ngan Tengyuen: "President Ronald Reagan is perhaps one of the better known republican presidents along with Abraham Lincoln. I am not an American but given a choice... 

Source:Gecko & Fly- President Ronald W. Reagan (Republican, California)

From The New Democrat

2. If you want to know what Donald Trump's base is: just look at Governor George Wallace's base in 1968 and before that. Because they share the exact same nationalistic, cultural, religious, and even racial and ethnic beliefs.

My San Antonio: "Remember Lyndon LaRouche? He either ran or tried to run for the Democratic nomination for president at least seven times starting in 1980.

Remember George Wallace, who sought to be the Democrats’ nominee twice — in 1964 and 1972 — with a run as a third party candidate in 1968?

Both were scorned by the party establishment, LaRouche as anti-Semitic, racist and more cult leader than leading political figure. Wallace, he of standing-in-the-doorway-to-stop-desegregation fame, was characterized as just plain racist.

Neither became the party’s nominee, and both were widely reviled and denounced, though Wallace did have a following among stubborn Dixiecrats in the South and so-called hardhats in the Midwest and other parts of the country." 

Source:My San Antonio- Governor George C. Wallace (Dixiecrat, Alabama)

From The New Democrat

1. 8/30/2021 - The debate between the William F. Buckley vs James Baldwin in 1965. represents the best of American politics, free speech, and debating in America, because you have two men with completely different perspectives, debating each other and making their points clear, without trying to destroy the other personally.

PBS NewsHour: "It has been 55 years since civil-rights activist, James Baldwin, and founder of the conservative National Review, William F. Buckley, Jr., met for a debate on race in America. That discussion and the lives of the two cultural giants are subjects of a new book, "The Fire is Upon Us." Zachary Green spoke with author and political scientist Nicholas Buccola about how the debate's still resonating."

Source:PBS NewsHour- Baldwin v Buckley (1965)

From The New Democrat

2. If you believe in phrases like you get everything that you deserve and you get out life what you put into it, then you know Mark Twain is right about this. Government and the world owes us nothing other than a right to exist and live freely.

Libertarian Comic: “Far too many now think everyone and everything owes them something and that's simply wrong" 

Source:Libertarian Comic- Mark Twain

From The New Democrat

1. 8/31/2021 - According to Tomi Lahren (from Fox News) anyone who disagrees with her on anything, is either a RINO or a tyrant, Un-American, etc, the usual Alt-Right talking points. So for her to say anything that's negative about Governor Gavin Newsome or anyone else in California, you should at least consider that first.

As far as the California recall: if Democrats forget to vote, then Governor Newsome might be in trouble. But that is a state where 7-10 voters are still Democrats and where Republicans whether it's Larry Elder or anyone else, has to have a low turnout just to be competitive, because California Republicans don't compete in the big cities there anymore."

Fox News: "Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren torched California Governor Gavin Newsom ahead of the recall election in September. Lahren joined "Fox & Friends First" and called out the governor for dining at high-end restaurants while the rest of the state was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.


TOMI LAHREN: I'm very confident, I think a lot of Californians are very confident, they're not forgetting what was going on in the last several months, in the last year and a half of Covid, they know what this governor has done while he was dining at the French Laundry and they were stuck in positions of having to, as I said, shutter their businesses. Now, many of them can't get people to come to work at their businesses." 

Source:Fox News- Not Necessarily The News With Tomi Lahren

From The New Democrat

2. You can criticize President Joe Biden's handling of the American military withdrawal from Afghanistan, but no one's made an argument for what we should do instead. Only Neoconservatives (who've been out-of-power since 2009) have been arguing for an indefinite occupation of Afghanistan. The rest of the county wants us out of there and perhaps do some nation building in our own country and making sure America is as secure as possible at home."

CSPAN: "President Biden spoke about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan one day after the last U.S. service member left the country closing out the 20-year conflict." 

Source:CSPAN- President Joe Biden (Democrat, Delaware) speaking about our withdrawal from Afghanistan.

From The New Democrat

1. 9/01/2021 - President John F. Kennedy is a hero of mine as a Classical Liberal, but he was far from perfect. And if he had to run for President 10-20 years later, he wouldn't have gotten away with a lot of his personal baggage, like with the womanizing. As his brother Senator Ted Kennedy found out.

People Magazine: "A woman claiming to be one of John F. Kennedy's former lovers is opening up about their alleged affair.

In an essay published on Saturday on Air Mail, Diana de Vegh said she engaged in an affair with the 35th president of the United States when she was 20 years old.

The relationship allegedly began in 1958, making him twice her age. De Vegh, now 83, said that Kennedy would often say there was "something special" about her, which admittedly captured her attention.

But this, she said, "is not a romantic story." In fact, she said it took "years to recover" from the romance — "almost as many years" as it took for her to come forward with her story." 

Source:People Magazine- President John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) 35th President of the United States (1961-63)

From The New Democrat

2. 9/01/2021 - Just for the record: I'm pro- choice on practically everything, just as long the personal choice doesn't involve hurting another innocent person. So no, I'm not in favor of the Texas abortion ban.

But for any so-called pro-choice Democrat who says that are also against this law, I have a question for them: did you bother to vote in 2016? If Democrats voted in 2016, Hillary Clinton wins the presidency and probably gets two center-left Supreme Court justices through a Democratic Senate, giving them a 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court.

Elections have consequences. When your party doesn't even vote, it means the other party is now in charge. With a 5-4 Democratic majority, the Texas abortion probably gets thrown out. But with a 6-3 Republican majority, more of these laws are going to get passed and held up as constitutional.

New York Post: "A strict new measure that essentially bans abortions in Texas went into effect at midnight, despite protests and lawsuits against the harsh mandate.

The law prohibits women from getting an abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, and gives citizens the right to take legal action against doctors or anyone else who helps a woman terminate a pregnancy.

Most women who get an abortion in the Lone Star State are at least six weeks pregnant — the earliest a heartbeat can be detected — and will now be unable to receive the procedure, according to Planned Parenthood and Whole Woman’s Health.

The Texas bill differs from other similar “heartbeat laws” nationwide because it bars authorities from enforcing the ban, and allows anyone else — including people who live outside the state — to take legal action." 

Source:New York Post- freedom of speech in action in Austin, Texas

From The New Democrat

9/02/2021 - I generally don't like it when politicians make it personal in political ads, let alone political debates, but Donald Trump doesn't believe he has to follow the same rules that every other human being has to follow. Which is why I'm glad Joe Biden nailed him here. 

Joe beat Don in the first debate in 2020 simply by not being Donald Trump. When your opponent is drowning himself, you shouldn't give him a lifeline and try to out Donald him. 

Source:Tenor- Down goes Trump! (To paraphrase Howard Cosell)

From The New Democrat

1. 9/03/2021 - When I think about what's going on in Texas right now, whether it's abortion or anything else, I think Phyllis Schlafly and Jerry Falwell are somewhere up there in Heaven or Hell (depending on your perspective) celebrating together.

I also think I wish Governor Rick Perry would've gone through on bullshit threat to succeed from the Union, after Barack Obama became President in 2009 and then Americans wouldn't have to suffer the consequences of living in Texas right now.

The Onion: "AUSTIN, TX—In a milestone victory for the anti-abortion movement, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed a new law this week that would offer private citizens $10,000 for the names of anyone they heard was a slut. “From the middle-aged woman on her second divorce to the 16-year-old girl making out with her boyfriend under the bleachers, we’re asking that everyday citizens assist us in tracking down these hussies,” said Abbott, who invited Texans as well as residents from outside the state to come forward with any information they have that could help identify tramps, whores, and other loose women. “Maybe her pants are too tight, maybe she looks like she’s having a little too much fun at the bar. It doesn’t matter if she’s ‘a huge skank’ or a bit of a ‘ho’—we promise that you will be handsomely rewarded for whatever information you have.” At press time, Abbott added that the state was also asking for the names of any complicit friends, family members, and fashion retailers." 

Source:The Onion- don't mess in Texas! LOL

From The New Democrat

2. There are Atheists and then there are people who call themselves Atheists, who rarely put down or criticize any non-western religion. Christopher Hitchens whatever you think of his politics was a real Atheist.

CSPAN: "Christopher Hitchens on Billy Graham, $cientology and religious hypocrisy. Christopher Hitchens briefly mentions the Scam of $cientology in this interview at around 2:18 mins." 

Source:CSPAN- author/columnist Christopher Hitchens, on CSPAN in 2008.

From The New Democrat

9/20/2021 - I know it's a couple weeks late, but Theodore Roosevelt represents what real Progressives think whether its about Labor Day or any other holiday. Not Socialists who pretend to be Progressives.

T Roosevelt Center: “Our ideal,” Theodore Roosevelt said on #LaborDay 1910, “should be a rate of wages sufficiently high to enable workmen to live in a manner comfortable to American ideals and standards, to educate their children, and to provide for sickness and old age."

Source:T Roosevelt Center- Teddy Roosevelt on Labor Day.

From The New Democrat

9/28/2021 - President John F. Kennedy giving I believe the best speech of his short presidency, other than maybe his inaugural, at #AmericanUniversity in 1963.

JFK Library: "In 1963, JFK outlined a "strategy of peace" in his commencement address at American University, which included a nuclear test ban treaty. #InternationalDayofPeace... 

Source:JFK Library- President John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) at American University in Washington, in 1963.

From The New Democrat

9/29/2021 - Senator Tom Cotton, getting schooled by General Mark Milley, about how the U.S. Military operates. 

CSPAN: "@SenTomCotton
: "Why haven't you resigned?"

Gen. Milley: "It would be an incredible act of political defiance for a commissioned officer to just resign because my advice is not taken." He also says, "My dad didn't get a choice to resign at Iwo Jima." 

Source:CSPAN- U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (Republican, Arkansas) getting a lesson in American military 101. 

From The New Democrat

9/30/2021 - President John F. Kennedy standing up for the civil rights of James Meredith and other African-Americans in 1962.

JFK Library: "President Kennedy addressed the nation regarding James Meredith, the first Black student to enroll in the previously all-white University of Mississippi, #otd on September 30, 1962." 

Source:JFK Library- President John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) talking about James Meredith in 1962.

From The New Democrat

10/03/2021 - Unfortunately #GeorgeWill is one of the last of the true American #Conservatives, since the Center-Right in the #RepublicanParty has all but vanished. 

CSPAN: "This week on 
's #Afterwords Podcast

Syndicated columnist 
. He reflects on what he calls the 'unruly torrent years' between 2008-2020 with 
 columnist and 
 political contributor 

Source:CSPAN- conservative writer George Will.


2/24/2022 - The New Democrat: The three best laws that LBJ ever signed were the Civil Rights, Voting Rights, and the Immigration Act. Those laws are why we have the America that we do today.

6/24/2022 - Randy Dellinger: "It was better before LBJ" 

The New Democrat: "How?" 

Source:YouTube- Major Kong. President Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat, Texas) 36th President of the United States (1963-69)

From Freedom Forum

5/03/2022 - The New Democrat: At risk of stating the obvious: (and apparently this needs to be said more to Democrats than Republicans) elections have consequences. When Democrats didn't even bother to vote in 2016, that allowed for Donald Trump to be POTUS, with a Republican Congress. Which is why Roe V. Wade will probably be struck down this summer. 

5/04/2022 - The New Democrat: For Democrats and for anyone else who is interested in preserving women's right to choose and abortion in America, there's really one thing that we can do about it: vote like the future of American democracy and freedom of choice and the right to privacy depends on it. 

5/04/2022 - Dan Rather: "A real question for educators, from law school professors to civics teachers. How do you teach about the Supreme Court in light of what we see here?" 

The New Democrat: "That SCOTUS is a reflection of American democracy. When one party has the ability to work its will and get its people appointed, SCOTUS become an arm of that political party."  

Source:Twitter- Dan Rather.

From Dan Rather 

5/05/2022 - The New Democrat: Trying to force a vote to make abortion the law of the land, might feel good in the Senate. But when you know you only have a 50-50 Senate and you might lose 3-5 of your own people and not pick up a single Republican vote, it at the very least looks like a waste of time. 
For Democrats who want to protect abortion rights in America, there's only one real solution: vote in 2022 as if abortion rights and American democracy depends on it. And at least hold the Senate, if not the House. And then in the next Congress you'll have more room to work with. 

5/06/2022 - Aaron Parmas: "As you go to bed tonight, know that Generation Z will never stop fighting until Roe v. Wade is codified into law." 

The New Democrat: "Generation Z could start with voting in 2022 to protect Roe V. Wade."  

From Aaron Parmas 

5/07/2022 - Aaron Parmas: "Generation Z is ready to kick ass and take names at the ballot box." 
The New Democrat: "I hope you are damn right, Aaron. But I wouldn't bet on young people turning out to vote, with a Democratic POTUS and Congress, since they're such an unreliable voting bloc." 

Source:Twitter- Aaron Parmas.

From Aaron Parmas 

5/08/2022 - Aaron Parmas: "Mitch McConnell now says that a nationwide ban on abortion is possible. 
If you care about reproductive freedom, vote blue." 

The New Democrat: "Now you are talking, Aaron." 

From Aaron Parmas 

5/09/2022 - The New Democrat: Not to sound like I'm punching a punching bag over and over again, but elections have consequences. 

The Democratic Party lost the Senate in 2014, because their left-wing didn't bother to turn out and vote, or at least vote Democratic. 

Democrats lost The White House and failed to win back the Senate in 2016, because their left-wing didn't bother to turn out and vote, or at least vote Democrat. 
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that if Republicans win back Congress this year, you could see bills in Congress designed to outlaw abortion Federally. 

The only question that I have now is, what are Democrats going to do now? They don't have the votes in Congress to make abortion legal today. But if they expand their majorities in the House and Senate by actually turning out to vote, they could make abortion legal Federally, next year. 

5/10/2022 - Senate Democrats: "Watch Senator Tammy Baldwin explain that “if Roe is overturned and we don't pass the women's health protection act, Wisconsin women will be taken back into the mid1800's.” “I sure am not taking women in Wisconsin back to 1849." 

The New Democrat: "If the left-wing of the Democratic Party, just bothers to get out and vote in 2022, (unlike in 2014 and 2016) Democrats can save the right to an abortion in America."  

Source:Twitter- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin.

From the Senate Democrats 

5/11/2022 - The New Democrat: I understand Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's reasoning on forcing vulnerable Senate Republicans to have to vote on abortion. But he knew he didn't even have a majority, let alone 60 vote pass the Democrats abortion bill. 

If Democrats want to make the right to an abortion a Federal right, they have to not just vote in 2022, but vote Democratic across the board, so Democrats can expand the majorities in the House and Senate. And then pass their bill in the next Congress. 

5/12/2022 - The New Democrat: For people who are worried about The Donald Trump getting off and not being held accountable: a lot of organizations and groups that have info and evidence on him, are not under his control, like the National Archives and U.S. DOJ. 

5/12/2022 - Dan Rather: "If you are voting against aid for Ukraine, or you excuse away Putin’s murderous aggression, it might be a small tip off to what you really think of freedom and democracy." 

The New Democrat: "Well, Mr. Rather, Senator Paul might need the Putin vote, to get reelected in Kentucky." 

From Dan Rather 

5/13/2022 - The New Democrat: If Elon Musk does get Twitter, then maybe the answer is to have more competent, social media networks. If the Musk's of the world get a company the size of Twitter, there will be less free and accurate information available for everyone else. 

5/14/2022 - The New Democrat: I have one question for people who are marching and protesting for abortion rights in America: how many of these folks plan on actually voting on election day in November? Because if most or a lot of them don't even bother to vote in 2022, they can kiss abortion rights goodbye. 

The Hill: "Thousands are gathering in Washington, D.C., and other cities around the country to protest the possible elimination of abortion rights, amid fears the Supreme Court is set to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision this summer.

The protests are taking place less than two weeks after a draft Supreme Court ruling leaked. The ruling signaled five conservative Supreme Court justices are set to reverse Roe v. Wade, which could lead to a number of states eliminating access to abortion.

“We are here because a handful of people have weaponized the very structures of our democracy,” Kelley Robinson, the executive director for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said at the start of the D.C. protest amid a light drizzle.

“We are here to show them that we are the majority, y’all. Look around. You’re the majority. And we’re here this weekend with a clear message to anyone that wants control of our bodies: Keep your bans off our bodies y’all.”

Protesters at the event carried signs saying things like “get your THEOLOGY out of my BIOLOGY” and groups within the crowd passed around abortion rights literature while others had conversations together on the topic." 

Source:The Hill- rally for abortion rights in Washington.

From The Hill 

5/16/2022 - The New Democrat: At risk of making this very personal: I'm having a hard time coming to grips why anyone of Slavic ancestry would want anything to do with the so-called Replacement Theory, since the Slavs were one of the people's that the Nazis in Europe wanted to eliminate. You would think Representative Elise Stefanik would know a helluva lot better, then to be associated with this garbage. 

The Hill: "Democrats are taking Republicans to task this week following a racist mass shooting in western New York, accusing GOP lawmakers of fomenting violence by embracing the same white nationalist views as the alleged gunman.

Lawmakers in both parties have been horrified by the massacre in Buffalo, where a lone gunman shot 13 people — 10 of them fatally — at a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood on Saturday afternoon. The suspect, an 18-year-old from Conklin, N.Y., a small rural town 200 miles east, had reportedly posted a long, online screed voicing fears that America’s white population is being overrun by growing numbers of minorities...  

Source:Twitter- U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik (Republican, New York)

From The Hill 

5/17/2022 - The New Democrat: Republican primary day in several states. I'm wondering if the mental patients in the party will be recaptured, allowing the adults in the party to come back and takeover and reclaim the GOP. 

5/18/2022 - The New Democrat: Even with the baby formula shortage, Far-Right Republicans seem to want fewer or no abortions and more babies. How do they expect to meet the new demand of all these new babies, without less baby formula to go around? 

5/19/2022 - The New Democrat: According to CNN, President Trump's Attorney General William Barr, has agreed to testify in front of the House Jan 6 Committee. He's been very honest and frank about his time as AG since leaving office. So he should have plenty of information about the last days of the Trump White House to share, if he wants too. 

5/20/2022 - Erie Siobhan: "Does it make me a bad person if I want to see Elon Musk lose all his money and go broke in his attempt to buy Twitter?" 

The New Democrat: "Perhaps not, but maybe one of the most honest people in the world. That alone should earn you a lot of respect." 

Source:Twitter- Erie Siobhan.

From Erie Siobhan 

The New Democrat: In case there's anyone out there whose just coming out of a coma or whose trapped in a cave in Mongolia (or some place) there are mid-term elections coming up in November. 

I'm not an economist (and neither are most politicians) but with Wall Street crashing, economic shortages, rising energy costs, and skyrocketing inflation, none of this can be good for President Joe Biden and the Democrats. As the great political strategist James Carville said: "It's the economy, stupid." 

For Democrats to have any real shot at even retaining the Senate and not getting blown out in the House, the economy has to improve under their watch before November and their left-wing has to turn out and vote in huge numbers.

5/23/2022 - Jon Cooper: "Kellyanne Conway will be releasing her book in the next few weeks.

Raise your hand if you'll NEVER buy it!" 

The New Democrat: "Don't bullshit us, Jon. You know you'll read it and perhaps even buy Kellyanne's book." 

Source:Twitter- Jon Cooper

From Jon Cooper 

The New Democrat: For what's left of the Center-Right in America, this is great news. Now the real Conservatives can have an opportunity to take back what was the Republican Party, from the escaped mental patients, wannabe dictators, and criminals, that now have so much influence over the party. 

The Hill: "President Trump and the MAGA movement are showing signs of moving in different directions. 

By no stretch of the imagination is Trump’s base deserting him. But nor are those voters willing to simply do his bidding.  

In some important primaries this year, they have instead bucked his wishes — and they’re set to do it again. 

The dynamic looks like it will become starker on Tuesday, when primaries are held in Alabama, Arkansas and Georgia. 

The Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia will be the most closely watched race of all. 

Trump’s fierce criticisms of incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp (R) appear unlikely to pay dividends. Kemp has a wide lead in opinion polls over Trump’s preferred pick, former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.). In the RealClearPolitics polling average on Monday, Kemp led by 22 points. 

The situation is cloudier in the GOP Senate primary in Alabama. There, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) has surprised Trump World by picking up steam in the final weeks." 

Source:The Hill- Newspaper

From The Hill 

5/24/2022 - Joe Walsh: "I don’t give a fuck where u stand on any issue. I don’t give a fuck if u think Dems are too far left. Our very democracy is under attack. And for u to support the party attacking our democracy is fucking treasonous.”

Me, to every Republican yesterday who said I’m a traitor." 

The New Democrat: "God damnit, Joe, you fucking cuss a lot. What the fuck? LOL"  

Source:Twitter- Joe Walsh

From Joe Walsh 

The New Democrat: Hopefully "temporary" is the key word here and the House gets un RNC records. 

The Hill: "A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the House Jan. 6 select committee from obtaining Republican National Committee (RNC) records while the GOP challenges a subpoena for documents pertaining to its fundraising efforts in the weeks leading up to Jan. 6, 2021.

A three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the RNC a temporary administrative injunction prohibiting third-party vendor Salesforce from turning over the party’s fundraising records to the select committee. The injunction will remain in effect until the judges decide the RNC’s emergency motion for a more lasting injunction, the panel said in a brief order.

“The purpose of this administrative injunction is to give the court sufficient opportunity to consider the emergency motion for an injunction pending appeal and should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits of that motion,” the panel said.

All three judges on the panel were appointed by former President Trump.

Salesforce would have been able to turn over the records as early as Wednesday when a lower court’s injunction was set to expire.

The RNC is appealing a federal judge’s decision from earlier this month ordering Salesforce to comply with the subpoena. The national committee had asked the D.C. Circuit panel to prevent the subpoena from being enforced while it makes its case on appeal.

“Without an injunction, the RNC will have no opportunity to obtain relief on appeal, as Salesforce has indicated it will respond to the Subpoena and the Congressional Defendants claim the Court is without authority to award relief once Salesforce produces,” the RNC’s lawyers wrote in a court filing earlier this month."  

Source:The Hill- House Jan 6 Committee

From The Hill 

5/25/2022 - The New Democrat: We're not even half way done with 2022 yet, but they're already good signs that The Donald Trump might be finally losing is grip on the Republican Party, with what's happened in Georgia and other states, with Trumpian candidates going down badly. Which means we might finally see Republicans running as Republicans again and the Center-Right finally reclaiming that party again. Which is great news for anyone who believes in American democracy. 

The Hill: "Former President Trump had his roughest night of the midterm cycle so far Tuesday, when his chosen candidates in marquee primary races in Georgia — a state he fixated on after his 2020 loss there — fell far short against their opponents. 
In multiple contests, incumbents who had resisted Trump’s efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election held double-digit leads over candidates who built campaigns around the former president’s false claims. 
The biggest loss for Trump was in the state’s gubernatorial GOP primary, in which Gov. Brian Kemp bested former Sen. David Perdue, in whom Trump had invested significantly, by more than 50 points. 
Perdue centered much of his campaign around Trump’s unfounded claims that voter fraud cost him victory in Georgia in 2020 and that Kemp could have reversed the election results. Kemp, meanwhile, did not directly take on the former president and instead focused on pushing a slate of conservative policies while in office, including stringent abortion restrictions, loosening gun laws and more, all while pointing out Perdue’s loss in a 2021 Senate runoff. 
Beyond his endorsement, Trump funneled more than $3 million to pro-Perdue groups through his leadership PAC, appeared at a rally for Perdue and held a fundraiser for him at Mar-a-Lago, recorded robocalls and more.  
However, it ultimately became clear that it wasn’t enough, with polls late in the race showing Kemp surpassing the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff. Perdue acknowledged late in the race that he might not win, but said “I guaran-damn-tee you we’re not down 30 points.” 
Perdue ultimately lost by over 50 points, and Kemp easily cleared the runoff bar by getting almost 74 percent of the vote. 
Lower on the ballot, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) fended off a spirited primary challenge by Rep. Jody Hice (R), who also had Trump’s support. 
Raffensperger famously rebuffed Trump’s request for him to “find” the votes needed to reverse President Biden’s victory in Georgia in 2020 and became a target of the former president’s ire. While he won by a narrower margin, he still beat Hice by nearly 20 points and garnered over 52 percent of the vote, avoiding a runoff. 
Trump critics basked in the losses, with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) praising Kemp and Georgia voters. 
 “I am so proud of and happy for my friend—and just as importantly for the Georgia GOP and the people of Georgia. They were not going to kick out a great Governor or be willing participants in the DJT Vendetta Tour,” Christie tweeted, using the former president’s initials.
To be sure, Trump did have some wins Tuesday night, including in Georgia. 
Herschel Walker, the former football star and Trump’s chosen pick in the Senate GOP primary, skated to the Republican nomination. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s former White House press secretary, won the Arkansas gubernatorial GOP primary with ease. 
Trump undoubtedly remains the GOP’s de facto leader, and polls continually show that should he run for president again in 2024, he’d likely outrun his competition by hefty margins. But Tuesday night’s results in Georgia showed that voters take more into account when entering the voting booth than who Trump prefers in any given race, particularly if his chosen candidates are running against incumbents with sterling conservative credentials." 

Source:Facebook- The New Democrat.

From The New Democrat 

5/26/2022 - The New Democrat: I know what Democrats, (especially left-wing Democrats) can do, (assuming they're serious about gun reform) they can turn out and vote for Democrats for Congress (House and Senate) in 2022 and give the Democratic Party the votes and members that they need, to finally pass commonsense gun reform next year. Otherwise all this talk and people saying how badly they feel about children being murdered by madmen with guns, is just a lot of talk.

The Hill: "Even though President Biden has nearly exhausted his options to confront gun violence with executive action, advocates and allies say there are a few steps he could take in the wake of horrifying mass shootings in Buffalo and Texas.

The limited possibilities include stepping up enforcement of existing laws or looking to health agencies to address gun violence as a public health issue.

But the administration and advocates alike say such steps are minimal compared to the actions Congress could take through legislation to reduce gun violence.

Biden has pressed for the Senate to take a vote on background check legislation that could make it tougher for people to get guns. Even stronger measures such as a ban on assault weapons — previous legislation expired nearly two decades ago, in 2004 — could do even more to make the mass shootings plaguing the country less common, based on the experiences in other countries.

But any kind of assault weapons ban seems like a non-starter in the Senate, and even the background checks legislation faces a very difficult road.

Those realities have frustrated Biden as much as the wider public, say people close to the White House.

“I think he’s just angry, as a lot of us are, that there is just an inability to do anything at all – I mean zilch, nothing,” said Doug Jones, the former Democratic senator from Alabama who more recently served in the White House to help guide the Supreme Court confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson."  

Source:The Hill- The White House

From The Hill 

5/27/2022 - "Do you support ending the NRA's tax exempt status?

Yes👇  Yes👇  Yes👇" 

The New Democrat: "Damn, right! I also support fresh air and clean water. (In case anyone is wondering." 

5/31/2022 - The New Democrat: For Democrats who say they want to protect women's right to choose and our reform our gun laws: Vice President Kamala Harris has a message for you. 


From Pinterest 

6/01/2022 - The New Democrat: Just the fact that any House Republican is even open to the idea of banning any type of handgun in America, is I guess a sign of progress when it comes to commonsense gun control. But unless House Republicans feel they need to get behind any kind of gun control in 2022 to retake the House, don't expect much if anything to come of this. And then this will be left up to the voters to decide if they want real gun control in the next Congress (House and Senate) and will vote according to that. 

The Hill: "A trickle of House GOP lawmakers have expressed support for or openness to banning assault-style rifles in recent years and in the wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, last week. 
As a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate discuss potential legislative action on gun violence in wake of the massacre, the House GOP members’ positions show a small yet notable contingent of Republicans in favor of some type of gun restrictions despite the party being largely averse to gun control measures.
Two Republicans, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) and Rep. Chris Jacobs (N.Y.), expressed openness to such restrictions in the aftermath of the Uvalde massacre, which left 19 elementary school children and two teachers dead.
​​“I have opposed a ban fairly recently. I think I’m open to a ban now,” Kinzinger said on CNN Sunday when he was asked why private citizens need “weapons of war.” 
“It’s going to depend on what it looks like because there’s a lot of nuances on what constitutes certain things, but I’m getting to the point where I have to wonder,” Kinzinger said. “Maybe somebody to own one, maybe you need an extra license. Maybe you need extra training.”
Jacobs said in a press conference and during a Buffalo News interview last week that he would support such a ban, but not confiscation of such weapons.
“If an assault weapons ban bill came to the floor that would ban something like an AR-15, I would vote for it,” Jacobs said." 

Source:The Hill- U.S. Representatives Adam Kinzinger (Republican, Illinois) and Chris Jacobs (Republican, New York) left and right.

From The Hill 

6/02/2022 - The New Democrat: We don't need to be like Cuba or North Korea to solve the gun problem in America. We can always be a free society that respects the rights of individuals to their self-defense, while at the same time respecting the rights of the innocent to live and not be shot down by madmen with firearms. We just need some commonsense, as well as the Republican Party taking on their Far-Right, as it relates to the 2nd Amendment. Or voters getting the choice to decide if gun control is something that want and are willing to vote for the people in Congress who'll give that to them and vote against the people and NRA who are blocking it. 

6/03/2022 - The New Democrat: I have a better idea: instead of Senate Democrats trying to suck up to Senator Joe Manchin (the self-proclaimed West Virginia Democrat) Democrats just turn out and vote in huge numbers in 2022, as if control of Congress (House and Senate) were up for grabs. And then they could reform the filibuster in the next Congress with their expanded majorities. And the Manchin's and Sinema's of the world will no longer be relevant. 

The Hill: "Democrats and Republicans are competing for Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) attention when it comes to what elements of President Biden’s agenda are still in play ahead of the midterm elections knowing full well Washington will soon move into full-time campaign mode.
While Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is attempting to get Manchin on board with climate change and lower prescription drug price proposals, GOP lawmakers are trying to divert Manchin’s attention toward bipartisan negotiations on gun control and energy legislation — anything to keep the pivotal senator out of the New York Democrat’s office as much as possible.  
Schumer is privately trying to negotiate with Manchin on a budget bill that addresses climate change and lowers prescription drug prices all while anti-tax activists are running ads in West Virginia pressing him to reject proposed fiscal increases to fund such Democratic priorities.    
“If he gets something within the parameters as he’s discussed it, I think he is a possible ‘yes,’” said Mike Plante, a West Virginia-based Democratic strategist, who noted: “Obviously we’re running out of time here.”  
But Plante cautioned that Manchin has set out strict parameters for what kind of package he can support, emphasizing it must reduce the deficit. 
“It’s got to be something that comports with his view of what’s appropriate,” he added. “I don’t think there’s a lot of wiggle room for Joe Manchin on what he would find acceptable.  
“I think there’s a very narrow path on that. It would have to be something that dealt with prescription drugs, climate, deficit reduction, and didn’t contribute to inflation,” he said." 

Source:The Hill- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (Democrat, West Virginia)

From The Hill

6/06/2022 - The New Democrat: The Senate Watergate Committee from 1973, was Congress's first look into President Richard Nixon's 1972 reelection campaign and the actions that led up to the Watergate break-in in June of 1972. Those hearings are now available on YouTube to watch. 

If the House Jan. 6 Committee's public hearings this week are anywhere near as interesting, it should make for some great TV as far as how the American government worked and the last days of Donald Trump's presidency. 

6/07/2022 - The New Democrat: Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, if Democrats had bothered to turn out and voted for her, she not only becomes POTUS, but Democrats probably win back the Senate that year as well and Roe V. Wade is not in jeopardy today. Sometimes when you wait for a disaster to happen, it's too late to do anything about it after it's already there. 

The Hill: "The White House is quietly preparing for a Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, a consequential decision expected to come this month that will create immediate pressure to respond and take action. 
Members of the administration have held listening sessions with state officials, advocacy groups and other stakeholders on abortion rights regarding the legal barriers to abortion already in place in certain states.  
Individuals who participated in those meetings told The Hill that they are encouraged by the White House’s attention on the issue but are waiting for concrete details about how it will answer the expected decision.
“I believe that we are at least setting the stage to fight a bigger fight that’s going to happen,” said Marsha Jones, executive director of The Afiya Center, an organization devoted to the health of Black women and girls in Texas. “The White House, at least they are giving the perception that they are willing to fight this fight with us.” 
“I do need to see something tangible,” added Jones, who participated in a May 21 meeting with Gender Policy Council Executive Director Jennifer Klein and Vice President Harris’s domestic policy adviser Rohini Kosoglu. “We’re all just sitting on pins and needles.” 
Publicly, President Biden has been largely mum on the issue of abortion in the weeks since he expressed outrage at the Supreme Court draft ruling nixing Roe, which leaked at the start of May.  
Harris, meanwhile, has become one of the administration’s leading voices on the subject, holding a roundtable on Monday with faith leaders on abortion rights in Los Angeles and releasing a video on social media last week arguing that other rights are at risk if the court overturns the landmark abortion ruling." 

Source:The Hill- Newspaper

From The Hill 

6/08/2022 - The New Democrat: Peace is finally restored, in this Greenwich, New York neighborhood. Grace Kelly, ain't bad looking. (By the way) 

Movie Clips: "Jeff (James Stewart) sleeps peacefully by the window with two broken legs with Lisa (Grace Kelly) by his side." 

Source:YouTube- Movie Clips

From Movie Clips 

6/09/2022 - The New Democrat: What I'm hoping to see tonight and what I believe the House Jan 6. Committee needs to show us tonight, is information about Jan 6. that we don't already know, that is very important, about Donald Trump's last days and hours as POTUS. 

6/10/2022 - The New Democrat: One of FNC's Sean Hannity's best nights is 5 million viewers, the House Jan 6. Committee on their first night got 20 million. Trump Republicans can't argue that no one is watching these hearings, since they already have their bullshit talkings points in response of the hearings. 

The Hill: "Nearly 20 million people watched Thursday night’s first hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol across broadcast and cable news, according to preliminary ratings figures from Nielsen.
Each of the major broadcast television news networks preempted their regularly scheduled programming on Thursday to show continuous live coverage of the two-hour hearings. 
ABC took the largest haul of viewers, earning 4.8 million of them, while NBC and CBS carried 3.5 million and 3.3 million, respectively. 
On cable, MSNBC pulled in a whopping 4.1 million viewers during the hearings, nearly four times what the network averages on a typical weeknight. 
Usually dominant Fox News Channel came in second place on cable on Thursday night, averaging 3 million viewers from 8 to 10 p.m. CNN came in third place with 2.6 million. 
Fox took criticism this week for its decision not to air continuous live coverage of the hearings on its main cable channel. The network did not preempt its regularly scheduled opinion shows, featuring hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham.
Instead, Fox relegated live coverage of the hearings to Fox Business Network, which ratings figures show pulled in 223,000 viewers from 8 to 10 p.m. Fox also provided its live coverage on various streaming platforms and made it available to its affiliate stations across the country. 
Friday’s preliminary figures are likely to grow and do not include viewers who watched the hearing via streaming service online through YouTubeTV or other platforms." 

Source:The Hill- U.S. Representative's Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. Representative Cheney is the Vice Chairman of the House Jan 6. Committee.

From The Hill

6/13/2022 - The New Democrat: Keep in mind, these are the people that then President Donald Trump personally appointed to work for him, that he was probably calling great, loyal, Americans, just 2 years ago. 

The Hill: "The House committee examining last year’s attack on the Capitol accused former President Trump on Monday of lying purposely to the public in order to stay in power and raise money from sympathetic supporters — an orchestrated effort the panel said led directly to the deadly insurrection of Jan. 6, 2021.

Gathered on Capitol Hill for the second in a series of public hearings into its investigation, the select committee leaned heavily on the testimony of some of the leading figures in Trump’s political orbit to hammer home the notion that, not only were Trump’s claims of rampant voter fraud false, but also that he knew them to be so." 

Source:The Hill- a look at House Jan 6. Committee.

From The Hill

6/14/2022 - The New Democrat: This means that the bipartisan gun reform bill in the Senate will pass, since Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, not only won't try to block it, but he actually supports the bill. The question is whether the House will even take the Senate's bill up. 

The Hill: "A bipartisan framework to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals and boost funding for mental health treatment has strong momentum after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) endorsed it Tuesday.

McConnell says he is planning to vote for legislation based on the framework, which would make him the 11th Republican in the Senate to back it.

That would give the legislation at least 61 votes — one more than necessary to break a filibuster — barring an unexpected meltdown.

“For myself, I’m comfortable with the framework, and if the legislation ends up reflecting what the framework indicates, I’ll be supportive,” McConnell told reporters after the weekly Senate GOP lunch." 

Source:The Hill- U.S. Senator John Cornyn (Republican Texas) on the left (not ideologically) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky) on the right.

From The Hill

6/15/2022 - Jordan Lauer: "Show me one gun law that can regulate morality out of people🤔" 

The New Democrat: "Right after to show me a beach house in South Dakota, with a view of the Atlantic Ocean." 

The New Democrat: Without the Vietnam War, most of Lyndon Johnson's legacy as President, would be mostly positive. 

6/22/2022 - George Neuhauser: "Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the performance?" 

The New Democrat: "I think LBJ was simply trying to protect his legacy and share the decision-making process that he went through as President." 

6/23/2022 - Daniel Terry: "went crazy with social programs, likely why we have a 31 trillion dollar debt now,  HEW,  HUD ,HEAD START ETC..

The New Democrat: "The total non-Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid social welfare budget, is like 50 billion dollars, in a 7 trillion-dollar Federal budget, in today's dollars. So where does 30 trillion in debt that you are are talking about coming from? 

Before President Clinton, LBJ was the last POTUS with a balanced budget."

"In an interview filmed ten days before his death, former President Lyndon B. Johnson discusses with Walter Cronkite his commitment to civil rights and his achievements in this area: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Equal Housing Law of 1968
originally shared on the Internet archive. I do not own the rights." 

Source:YouTube- Steev Rawjers. President Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat, Texas) 36th President of the United States (1963-69) being interviewed by CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite in 1973.

From Steev Rawjers 

6/16/2022 - The New Democrat: The Amazing Grace Kelly could be Jeff's (played by Jimmy Stewart) baby girl, in Rear Window. 

Eddie 77: "Rear Window (1954) Grace Kelly, James Stewart , *HD*" 

Source:YouTube- Eddie 77

From Eddie 77

6/20/2022 - The New Democrat: I watched John Dean's testimony to the Senate Watergate Committee over the weekend. His opening statement is a lot more interesting than the questioning that he got from the committee, at least so far.  

Associated Press: "White House Counsel John Dean was interrogated on his role in the Watergate affair. he was questioned by by Senator Daniel Inouye."

Source:YouTube- Associated Press 

From the Associated Press

6/21/2022 - The New Democrat: Senator Sam Ervin I guess showing that you can vote against the civil rights laws and not be a racist.

Associated Press: "Senate Watergate Committee chairman, Sam Ervin and Senator Baker make statements, defending the reputation and intergrity of Senator Dan Inouye and his part in the Watergate hearings." 

Source:YouTube- Associated Press

From the Associated Press

6/22/2022 - The New Democrat: Congress trying to get documents from The White House and then not getting them or then having to take The White House to court over that, is nothing new, especially when Congress or just the Senate or House, is controlled by a different party than The White House.

Associated Press: "Senator Sam Ervin plans to obtain White House documents germane to the Watergate case for use in the Watergate hearings."

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. U.S. Senator Sam Ervin (Democrat, North Carolina) Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee (93rd Congress)

From the Associated Press

6/23/2022 - The New Democrat: I think it's obvious that John Dean kept a diary and took excellent notes, at least when he took over the Watergate coverup in The White House. Because he was a good enough lawyer to know that it good blow up in his face and he wanted to be able to cover his ass.

Associated Press: "President Nixon's White House Counsel, John Dean answers questions form Senator Sam Ervin concerning Watergate."

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. U.S. Senator Sam Ervin (Democrat, North Carolina) Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee (93rd Congress)

From the Associated Press

6/24/2022 - The New Democrat: Vice Chairman Howard Baker might have started off these hearings as being a defender of President Nixon, but the Senate Watergate Committee wouldn't have had the credibility that it had without him.

Associated Press: "Washington statements of Watergate committee Chairman and Deputy Chairman, Sam Ervin and Howard Baker, on the presidents refusal to handover his bugging tapes." 

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. U.S. Senator Sam Ervin (Democrat, North Carolina) Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee (93rd Congress)

From the Associated Press

6/27/2022 - The New Democrat: What Attorney General John Mitchell is talking about here, is that what the Nixon White House was really worried about. If they came clean on Watergate, the public would know about their secret, illegal security state and intelligence unit. That's why they covered up Watergate, to protect their secret security state.

Associated Press: "Ex-Attorney General John Mitchell questioned by Senators about his role in Watergate and other items" 

Source:YouTube- Associated Press

From the Associated Press

6/28/2022 - The New Democrat: Watergate did lead to a lot of new campaign finance laws in the 93rd Congress (1973-74)

Associated Press: "Senator Sam Ervin, Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee, makes a statement after its final report is published." 

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. U.S. Senator Sam Ervin (Democrat, North Carolina) Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee (93rd Congress)

From the Associated Press

6/29/2022 - The New Democrat: Alexander Haig was already President Nixon's Chief of Staff by this point.

Associated Press: "Members of the Senate Watergate Committee and General Alexander Haig arriving for wednesday hearing, statement by Senator Sam Ervin committee chairman." 

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. U.S. Senator Sam Ervin (Democrat, North Carolina) Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee (93rd Congress)

From the Associated Press

6/30/2022 - The New Democrat: So in 1973, the Senate Watergate Committee in Congress, wanted access to information from The White House, that the President didn't want to give up. Where have we seen this before? 

Associated Press: "Howard Baker and Senator Sam Ervin on securing the secret tapes from President Nixon." 

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. U.S. Senator Howard Baker (Republican, Tennessee) Vice Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee (93rd Congress)

From the Associated Press

7/01/2022 - The New Democrat: Here's one thing that the Senate Watergate Committee has in common with the House Jan 6. Committee: key witnesses unwilling to testify under oath for fear of incriminating themselves.

Associated Press: "Maurice Stans and Bernard Barker, testify at the Watergate hearings. Maurice Stans is questioned." 

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. Maurice Stans was President Nixon's Reelection Campaign Committee finance chairman.

From the Associated Press

7/05/2022 - The New Democrat: I guess it was always good for Senator Sam Ervin to be back home in North Carolina. 

Associated Press: "76 year old Democrat Senator from North Carolina, Sam Ervin, is amongst his fans in Philadelphia, taking time out from chairing the Watergate hearing." 

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. U.S. Senator Sam Ervin (Democrat, North Carolina) Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee (93rd Congress)

From the Associated Press

7/06/2022 - The New Democrat: Howard Hunt testifying to protect his freedom at this point.

Associated Press: "Central Intelligence Agency operative E. Howard Hunt gives evidence to the Senate Watergate committee."

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. Former CIA and Nixon Reelection Committee intelligence officer Howard Hunt.

From the Associated Press

7/07/2022 - The New Democrat: I believe Richard Helms is referring to a conversation that he had with John Dean, when Dean was still running the coverup at The White House, as White House Counsel.

Associated Press: "Former CIA Chief, Richard Helms, speaks at the Senate Watergate Committee on possible continuation of CIA salaries being paid to any members imprisoned... 

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. Former CIA Director Richard Helms.

From the Associated Press

7/08/2022 - The New Democrat: Bob Haldeman playing a guy who has Alzheimer's, whose forgotten almost everything that important that happened during the Watergate coverup.

Associated Press: "White House Chief of Staff H R Haldeman testifying before the Senate Watergate Committee in Washington." 

Source:YouTube- Associaterd Press. President Richard M. Nixon's Chief of Staff (1969-73) Bob Haldeman.

From the Associated Press

7/11/2022 - The New Democrat: It's true that not every Republican on this committee supported this investigation, like Senator Edward Gurney.

Associated Press: "A disturbance in the Senate investigation into the Watergate scandal as attorney Gerald Alch testifies against his former client, convicted consprirator James McCord. The film also includes footage of Sam Ervin speaking."

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. From right to left: Senators Howard Baker (Republican, Tennessee) and Sam Ervin (Democrat, North Carolina) Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee (93rd Congress) and Democratic Chief Counsel Sam Dash as well.

From the Associated Press

7/12/2022 - The New Democrat: John Ehrlichman giving the best possible to defense for President Richard Nixon.

Associated Press: "John Ehrlichman questioned on Nixon and 4th amendment"

Source:YouTube- John Ehrlichman: President Richard M. Nixon's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor (1969-73)

From the Associated Press

7/13/2022 - The New Democrat: As Martha Mitchell told Tom Snyder herself, she was crazy. But she was absolutely adorable, hilarious, and pretty sharp. A lot smarter then even her husband John Mitchell ever gave her credit for. 

Associated Press: " Interview with Martha Mitchell, wife of Attorney general, John Mitchell on how Senate hearings are rehearsed and not spontaneous. How everyone is tired of Watergate and states that she was kidnapped in California." 

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. Martha Mitchell was the wife of U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell.

From the Associated Press

7/14/2022 - The New Democrat: "You are crazy, Baby!" Is probably what I would tell Martha Mitchell, if I ever had a chance. But she was sane about one thing, supporters of President Nixon did want to kill her. 

Associated Press: "Martha Mitchell q & a to press after giving info at lawyers office (info on Watergate) 

 "Martha Mitchell" shows:  Martha winks and says hi, waves then sof q&a:  press crowd around martha as she leaves:  bgsof thru out:  atty Henry Rothblat"

Source:YouTube- Associated Press. The Loudmouth of Watergate, Martha Mitchell, holding a press conference in NYC.

From Associated Press

7/15/2022 - The New Democrat: I think sleeping pill is the best answer. Because damn, Martha Mitchell could talk and talk and would even talk about her husband John Mitchell and what he was up too. Which wasn't good for any Republican who was involved with the Nixon Administration.

Uncle Mike NJ: "September 18, 1973: Watergate was then heating up, and while it wasn't explicitly said, "Martha" could have been Martha Mitchell, wife of John Mitchell, former Attorney General and Nixon campaign chairman, who was up to his neck on the scandal. And, to anyone who would listen, Martha was telling what she knew - and what she suspected. The joke was that Nixon's people would soon have to silence her." 

Source:YouTube- Uncle Mike NJ. One of the celebrity panelists.

From Uncle Mike NJ

7/18/2022 - The New Democrat: Imagine had Saturday Night Live been around during Watergate. That's sort of the role that Laugh-In played in the early 1970s.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: "Hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, this ground-breaking variety show was a fast moving barrage of jokes, one-liners, running skits, musical numbers and made fun of the social and political issues of the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

A group of regulars, Gary Owens, Lily Tomlin, Judy Carne, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Alan Sues, Goldie Hawn, Chelsea Brown, Henry Gibson and JoAnne Worley left a lasting impression on America." 

Source:YouTube- Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Lilly Tomlin and the real Martha Mitchell.

From Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

7/19/2022 - The New Democrat: It seems to me that President Nixon knew what was coming down the road for him. At least according to this conversation that he had with Howard Baker.

UT Knoxville: "John Seigenthaler and Howard Baker discuss a conversation with President Nixon which resulted in Baker's determination to find the facts, regardless of his personal relationships with those involved. This clip is taken from "A Conversation with Howard H. Baker, Jr. and John Seigenthaler, Sr." videotaped at the University of Tennessee on September 30, 2005." 

Source:YouTube- University of Tennessee Knoxville. U.S. Senator Howard H Baker (Republican, Tennessee) Vice Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee (93rd Congress)

From the University of Tennessee

7/21/2022 - The New Democrat: Then Senator Kamala Harris, debating then Vice President Mike Pence, at the 2020 Vice Presidential debate and telling him politely to shut the hell up. She's even adorable when she's being tough and making a strong point. 


From Google

7/22/2022 - The New Democrat: Congressional committees (House and Senate) aren't prosecutors or law enforcement officers. But they are investigators and have the ability to make cases for either new legislation, or for actions to be taken by others like DOJ, against certain individuals. Or to make the case to voters why certain people should never be able to hold public office again. Which is what I believe the House Jan 6. Committee did tonight and all along against former President Donald Trump.

What the House Jan 6. Committee has been doing and will continue to do, is to make the case for why Donald J. Trump should never ever be within the same zip code, of The White House. And especially make that case to Republicans who don't like the man, but voted for him because they like his policies. And hopefully get those Republicans to look at other Republican candidates who have similar policies, but who aren't corrupt and wannabe authoritarians, and who believe they're above the law.

7/25/2022 - The New Democrat: It's not so much that Richard Nixon suffered enough, but that country suffered too much thanks to Watergate and the coverup. And that President Nixon was forced to resign because of his coverup, was a helluva punishment for him face. Plus, all the other issues relating to the economy that President Gerald Ford inherited when he became POTUS. 

CSPAN: "Full Program Airs October 12, 2014 at 8pm & midnight ET. For More Information... 

Source:YouTube- CSPAN. President Gerald R. Ford (Republican, Michigan) addressing the House Judiciary Committee over his decision to pardon President Richard Nixon, in 1974.


8/08/2022 - The New Democrat: I believe the way Richard Nixon handled John Kennedy's assassination, is one of the best moments of his career. He handled it with class and intelligence. 

Helmer Reenberg: "Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon talks about his friendship with late President John F. Kennedy and the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby in Dallas, Texas." 

Source:YouTube- Helmer Reenberg. U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon (Republican, California, 1953-61)

From Helmer Reenberg 

8/09/2022 - The New Democrat: Richard Nixon became a wealthy man as a corporate lawyer, when he left the Vice Presidency in 1961. 

Helmer Reenberg: "In late November of 1963, Pepsi scheduled a corporate meeting in Dallas, Texas. This meeting coincided with a national soda pop bottlers convention there. Pepsi invited former Vice President Richard Nixon to Dallas for the corporate meeting. While he was in Dallas, on November 21, 1963, Nixon gave a press conference in which he criticized the policies of President John F. Kennedy.

The huge soda pop convention took over the big new Market Hall site. That meant that John F. Kennedy, arriving in Dallas on November 22, 1963, had to choose a different place for a speech he was to give. This would have been at the Dallas Trade Mart. That location meant the JFK motorcade would take the route through downtown Dallas to the Trade Mart, past the grassy knoll area and the Texas School Book Depository. Pepsi and other sugar-needing soda pop purveyors did not cause the "hair-pin turn" fine-tuning, but they helped put the JFK motorcade in the general vicinity.

It always later bothered Richard Nixon how he had ended up in Dallas on the day John F. Kennedy was slain. It was "that whole Bay of Pigs thing" which the CIA had files upon yet would not allow Nixon to see when he became U.S. president in 1969." 

Source:YouTube- Helmer Reenberg. Vice President Richard M. Nixon (Republican, California, 1953-61) in Dallas, Texas, in 1963.

From Helmer Reenberg 

8/10/2022 - The New Democrat: I wouldn't think that Billy Graham and Jack Kennedy were friendly. But that just tells you how different American political culture was back in the 1960s.

Helmer Reenberg: "November 1963 - Evangelical leader, Pastor Billy Graham's remarks shortly after the murder of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas" 

Source:YouTube- Helmer Reenberg

From Helmer Reenberg 

8/11/2022 - Ben Collins: "NBC News confirms the suspect in the standoff in Cincinnati who tried to shoot into an FBI office today is Ricky Shiffer, who was at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Story coming with 

CarolAnn Bailey Lloyd: "He was also conversing with Marjorie Greene... 

The New Democrat: "You might need to be a resident at the nuthouse, to understand what they were saying." 

Source:Twitter- Ben Collins

From Ben Collins 

The New Democrat: How awful must had it been for anyone who lived in Dallas, Texas, just after the JFK Assassination. 

Helmer Reenberg: "This is Captain G. D. King, administrative officer of the Dallas Police. 
Captain Glen King of the Dallas Police force.
Q. -- information a little while ago about the search for additional suspects.
KING . Well, early this morning, members of this Department and the representatives from our district attorney's office, with a search warrant in their possession, went to an address here in Dallas to talk
to a person who was associated, where, with the--Oswald--the place where Oswald works. There were met at the door by this person and he asked them to came in, and they went into the house at his--on his
invitation. The search warrant was not executed because he did invite them in . They asked permission from him to look around the house this permission was given. They were not able to find anything there
to--that would indicate his association with his--nothing in the house at that time to indicate it, so they asked him to come down to the police station this morning at 11 o'clock for interrogation and he
agreed to do so . He did come down this morning at 11. He is at the present time being interrogated, but we do not haws anything definite on it, whether there will be my association or not, of course, now
we don't know.
Q. Do you regard this man as a suspect in this case at this moment?
KING. This I do not know.
Q. What's the name of the man involved?
KING. I don't want to identify him, ne, because there's not, there's not an adequate amount of evidence of any involvement on his part to warrant identification of him.
Q. Is this person referred to earlier as having a subversive type record who lived--who worked at the same place?
KING. Yes.
Q. Is he a colored man, sir?
KING. No." 

Source:YouTube- Helmer Reenberg. Dallas P.D. Captain Glen D. Young.

From Helmer Reenberg 

8/15/2022 - The New Democrat: The main reason for President Kennedy going to Dallas, was for him to try to unite the right-wing of the Democratic Party, with the center-left. Which is why he met Governor John Connally there, who was a Conservative Democrat. 

Helmer Reenberg: "Texas Governor John B. Connally's aide, Julian Read, had been hired to work with the news media during President Kennedy's trip to Dallas on November 22, 1963.  Read was aboard the presidential motorcade bus carrying White House news reporters. They were four or five vehicles behind the car carrying the president, the governor and their wives. Read followed the victims to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he provided reports on Connally's condition, coordinated a news conference for Mrs. Connally, and fielded questions from around the world." 

Source:YouTube- Helmer Reenberg

From Helmer Reenberg 

8/16/2022 - The New Democrat: Anyone who thinks that The West Wing was just a political drama, doesn't understand that show. It was a great political satire, with a lot of great comedic writers and actors. 

Buzz Feed: "The West Wing DVD boxset costs next to nothing these days. You can also catch it on-demand."

Source:Pinterest- Buzz Freed. Brad Whitford & Allison Janney.

From Buzz Feed 

8/17/2022 - The New Democrat: The CFL struck out in Shreveport as well. Pro football could work in Shreveport, just not major league football. Perhaps as the division 2 affiliate of the New Orleans Saints or something like that. 

SMU Jones Film: "Includes halftime performance from the Grambling State Marching Band and players Danny White and Jim Nance.

WFAA Collection" 

Source:YouTube- SMU Jones Film

From SMU Jones Film

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