Death of the 2-party system: GOP bigwigs formally endorse Hillary Clinton

Democrats and RepublicansWhatever happens on November 8, Donald Trump can claim this achievement: His candidacy exposed the fact that the two-party system of Democrats and Republicans is an illusion.

What we have in the U.S. instead is a corrupt polity where Democrat and Republican élites form a single ruling party, as Professor Emeritus Angelo M. Codevilla stunningly asserted in 2010. (See “America’s Bipartisan Ruling Class vs. the People“)

The evidence?

The following list of Republican bigwigs who, by publicly declaring their support for Hillary Clinton — the pathological liar who had accomplished nothing as secretary of state, but violated U.S. laws and jeopardized national security with her unsecured private email server; lied about and left four Americans to die in Benghazi; and supports the absolute “right” of women to kill their unborn — instead of Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump, have peeled away their masks, revealing their true faces.

monsterHere’s a list of the Republican élites who have declared they’ll vote for Hillary:

  1. Dan Akerson, former chairman and chief executive of General Motors: ‘‘Serving as the leader of the free world requires effective leadership, sound judgment, a steady hand and, most importantly, the temperament to deal with crises large and small. Donald Trump lacks each of these characteristics.’’
  2. Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist: ‘‘[Silicon] Valley wouldn’t be here, we wouldn’t be doing any of this if we didn’t have the amazing flow of immigrants that we’ve had in the last 80 years. And the idea of choking that off just makes me sick to my stomach.’’
  3. Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of state and adviser to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush: Trump ‘‘doesn’t appear to be a Republican, he doesn’t appear to want to learn about issues. So I’m going to vote for Mrs. Clinton.’’
  4. Max Boot, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and adviser to GOP presidential candidates: ‘‘I’m literally losing sleep over Donald Trump. She would be vastly preferable to Trump.’’
  5. Sally Bradshaw, former top Jeb Bush adviser, who told CNN that she left the GOP and became an independent because of Trump: “As much as I don’t want another four years of Obama’s policies, I can’t look my children in the eye and tell them I voted for Donald Trump.’’
  6. Arne Carlson, a former two-term Republican governor of Minnesota who supported Obama.
  7. Jim Cicconi, former Reagan and George H.W. Bush aide: ‘‘Hillary Clinton is experienced, qualified and will make a fine president. The alternative, I fear, would set our nation on a very dark path.’’
  8. Eliot Cohen, former Bush administration official who has been called “the most influential neocon in academe,” declared Clinton “the lesser evil, by a large margin.”
  9. Maria Comella, former spokeswoman for governors Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani: ‘‘Instead of speaking out against instances of bigotry, racism and inflammatory rhetoric whether it’s been against women, immigrants, or Muslims, we made a calculus that it was better to say nothing at all in the interest of politics and winning elections.’’
  10. Doug Elmets, former Reagan spokesman: ‘‘I could live with four years of Hillary Clinton before I could ever live with one day of Donald Trump as president.’’ Elmets spoke at the Democratic National Convention, along with other Republicans now backing Clinton.
  11. Mike Fernandez, $4 million to GOP candidates in recent years: ‘‘If I have a choice — and you can put it in bold — if I have a choice between Trump and Hillary Clinton, I’m choosing Hillary. She’s the lesser of two evils.’’
  12. Charles Fried, US solicitor general under Reagan and current Harvard Law School professor: ‘‘Though long a registered Republican, this will be the third consecutive presidential election in which my party forces the choice between party and, in John McCain’s words, putting America first. . . . It is to [Mitt] Romney’s credit that this year, like John Paulson and George Will, he is standing up against the brutal, substantively incoherent, and authoritarian tendencies of Donald Trump.”
  13. Richard Hanna, a “moderate” Republican Congressman (NY) who is retiring this year, told The Syracuse Post Standard he will support Hillary because Trump is unfit to lead: “I think Trump is a national embarrassment. Is he really the guy you want to have the nuclear codes?”
  14. Ben Howe, contributing editor at RedState.com.
  15. Robert Kagan, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; former Reagan State Department aide and adviser to the campaigns of John McCain and Mitt Romney; will vote for Hillary.
  16. Peter Mansoor, retired Army colonel and former aide to disgraced general David Petraeus: ‘‘It will be the first Democratic presidential candidate I’ve voted for in my adult life.’’
  17. Hamid Moghadam, chairman and chief executive of Prologis: ‘‘Our country is about tolerance and inclusion and that’s why, as a lifelong Republican supporter, I endorse Hillary Clinton for president in this election.’’
  18. William Oberndorf, $3 million to GOP candidates since 2012: ‘‘If it is Trump vs. Clinton, and there is no viable third-party candidate, I will be voting for Hillary Clinton.’’
  19. Henry Paulson, treasury secretary to George W. Bush. Paulson wrote: “When it comes to the presidency, I will not vote for Donald Trump. ‘I will not cast a write-in vote. I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world. To my Republican friends: I know I’m not alone.’’
  20. Larry Pressler, former three-term Republican senator from South Dakota: ‘‘I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am. If someone had told me 10 years ago I would do this, I wouldn’t have believed them.’’
  21. Chuck Robbins, chief executive of Cisco.
  22. Mark Salter, former top adviser to John McCain: ‘‘Whatever Hillary Clinton’s faults, she’s not ignorant or hateful or a nut. She acts like an adult and understands the responsibilities of an American president. That might not be a ringing endorsement. But in 2016, the year of Trump’s s campaign, it’s more than enough.’’
  23. Kori Schake, National Security Council and State Department aide.
  24. Robert Smith, former judge on New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals: ‘‘This year, I’m going to vote for a Democrat for president — the first time I’ve done it in 36 years — and I think the decision is easy. Hillary Clinton is the only responsible choice, and I don’t understand why so few of my fellow conservatives see it that way.’’
  25. Brent Scowcroft, chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and adviser to three previous GOP presidents: ‘‘The presidency requires the judgment and knowledge to make tough calls under pressure . . . [Clinton] has the wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time.’’
  26. Craig Snyder, former chief of staff to then-Republican former senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and also an ex-colleague of former top Trump adviser Roger Stone and current top Trump adviser Paul Manafort.
  27. Alan Steinberg, regional EPA administrator.
  28. Mike Treiser, former Mitt Romney aide: ‘‘In the face of bigotry, hatred, violence, and small-mindedness, this time, I’m with her.’’
  29. Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard executive; former California gubernatorial contender.

Add to the above list Glenn Beck, the billionaire Koch brothers, Bill Kristol (National Review), Mitt Romney, Karl Rove, and Ben Shapiro (National Review), who, although not declaring they’ll vote for Hillary, are reported to be adamantly opposed to Trump.

Here are the Republicans who will vote for the Libertarian Party’s Johnson-Weld ticket and so effectively assure a Hillary win:

  1. Martin Avila, CEO of Terra Eclipse, former Digital Campaign Director to former Rep. Ron Paul, member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld’s steering committee.
  2. Julie Germany, Interim Executive Director of the White Coat Waste Project, former COO of Generation Opportunity, member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld steering committee.
  3. Mason Harrison, head of communications for Crowdpac,  former strategist for the campaigns of Gov. Mitt Romney and ex-Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld steering committee.
  4. Jon Henke, former adviser to US Sen. Fred Thompson, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and former Sen. George Allen; member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld steering committee.
  5. Dawson Hodgson, former member, RI State Senate; former Rhode Island State Prosecutor; member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld steering committee.
  6. Cyrus Krohn, former Republican National Committee e-Campaign Director; member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld steering committee.
  7. Ed Lopez, former national vice chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus; former member of the national campaign at Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry; co-chair of Republicans for Johnson-Weld initiative.
  8. Liz Mair, longtime GOP operative whose group is behind the Facebook ad buy in Utah featuring a racy photo of Melania Trump; the RNC’s first and only online communications director, and has advised US Senator Rand Paul, Governors Scott Walker and Rick Perry, and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina on communications; co-chair of Republicans for Johnson-Weld initiative.
  9. Kevin Martin, former chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Massachusetts; small business owner; co-chair of Republicans for Johnson-Weld initiative.
  10. Michael Melendez, former leader of Young Americans for Liberty in Utah and Utah State Central Committee member; member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld steering committee.
  11. Marco Nunez, Jr., Republican strategist who served on the George W. Bush and John McCain presidential campaigns, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s gubernatorial campaign, and at the Republican National Committee; co-chair of Republicans for Johnson-Weld initiative.
  12. Moira Bagley Smith, former communications director to Sen. Rand Paul and multiple members of House GOP leadership; member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld steering committee.
  13. Lyle Stamps, attorney; former White House staffer; leader of Latter-day Saints for Bush during the 2004 election cycle; member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld steering committee.
  14. Michael Turk, President of Opinion Mover Strategies; former Republican National Committee e-campaign director; member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld steering committee.
  15. Luke Williams, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author; Vice President at AECOM; member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld steering committee.
  16. Dan Winslow, former Chief Legal Counsel to MA Gov. Mitt Romney; former member, MA House of Representatives; member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld steering committee.
  17. Keith Velia, finance industry leader; Republican Liberty Caucus of Connecticut Treasurer; Ridgefield Republican Town Committee Associate; member of Republicans for Johnson-Weld steering committee.

Sources: Boston Globe, New York Times, In These Times, Townhall, Republicans for Johnson/Weld 2016.

George W. Bush hugs Hillary at Nancy Reagan funeral

As The Daily Bell observes:

There is only one party: pro-war and pro-technocratic (corporatist).

The fundamental mythology of US politics is that the Democrats are socialist-oriented and Republicans believe in freedom and individual human rights.

But Hillary is corporatist, not socialist….

Important Republicans call Trump’s stances “brutal, substantively incoherent, and authoritarian.”

Strangely, Hillary’s actions and statements provide evidence of the very authoritarianism and brutality that Trump is being accused of.

When she and her husband entered the White House, one of the very first things Hillary did was fire the staff of the travel office in order to put her own people in place.

She didn’t just fire the staff however, she also tried to get the head of the office, Director Billy Dale, put in jail for embezzlement. He was subsequently found not guilty and Hillary herself was investigated for initiating the firings and making false accusations.

Her intimidation and blackmailing of her husband’s lovers is well known by this point- and thus her campaign’s emphasis on “women’s rights” is ironic to say the least.

Her voting record and statements reveal an individual who is most comfortable with US serial wars abroad, no matter the reason (or lack of reasons).

Additional  accusations against Hillary and her husband include violence and even murder of individuals whose interests diverged from theirs.

Most notably, Hillary has been accused of orchestrating the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster.

None of this seems to register with Republicans who are “crossing over”….

Conclusion: Whatever else takes place during this federal election, the disintegration of the credibility of the two-party system is perhaps the most important development of all.

See also:

~Eowyn

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51 responses to “Death of the 2-party system: GOP bigwigs formally endorse Hillary Clinton

  1. I tend to believe the two party system died in 2008, maybe even before that. Way too many RINOs going along with proggies for so many years. The politicians get swallowed up in the DC beltway and think of nothing but their power and re-election. Just my opinion.

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  2. So all of the experienced, educated people are corrupt, and Trump is the only one who can make America great again. Just keep telling yourself that, maybe your kids will realize they are being raised by weak minded, full grown babies.

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    • Sadly, Shawn Foster, you are laboring under the delusion that you and your liberal ilk are superior. Given your sole achievement at age 41 is as a former page at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri, you are hardly in a position to crow, as you are neither “experienced” nor especially “educated”.
      Shawn Foster of Kansas City, MO

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      • Can you please remove the “Like” from Shawn Foster’s comment above? One of my cats jumped on the mouse as I was reading the comments.

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      • I’m flattered you’re trying to convince me of your opinion. My guess is your kids still think you’re weak minded, considering you have so much time to devote to being a slimebag.

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        • There you go, Shawn Foster, once again demonstrating your Narcissistic Personality Disorder. From the Mayo Clinic:

          “DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Statistical Manual 5) criteria for narcissistic personality disorder include these features:

          * Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
          * Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
          * Exaggerating your achievements and talents
          * Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
          * Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
          * Requiring constant admiration
          * Having a sense of entitlement
          * Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations
          * Taking advantage of others to get what you want
          * Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
          * Being envious of others and believing others envy you
          * Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner”

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    • Experience and educated doesn’t mean squat when it comes to DC types. Corruption runs rampant in DC, even if you turn a blind eye. How do you think we got to $19 TRILLION debt? By having the smartest and most experienced DC critters in charge? The weak-minded, full grown babies are the ones residing in DC who care more about their re-election coffers than making America great again. P.S. I’ll give you an “A” for your Alinsky effort – add that to your achievement list.

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    • Kevin J Lankford

      It should have been most clear since 2007 that there is not a true Conservative Constitution honoring member of either party, any court, or any mainstream media outlet in existence. Even your so called “educated people”, which I presume you mean Constitutional lawyers and so called experts have shown themselves as the liars and frauds they are when they actually redefined the true meaning and denied the true intent of the “Natural Born Citizen” clause of our Constitution to allow a fraud and foreign infiltrator to occupy our white house.

      They are educated alright. Learned in the ways of lies and deceit, and the ways of barring the truth. Trump may not be the best man for the job, but he is certainly the best choice the true U.S. citizens have been offered in a very long time.

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    • Shawn, you appear confused, as you are equating “educated” with indoctrinated.

      Common problem among those that were educated far beyond their intelligence.

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    • Perhaps you can regale us all with tales of the glories of socialism, comrade troll.

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  3. And Liz Mair SUCKS at her job, “A libertarian Republican and Arsenal FC fan, Liz served as Online Communications Director at the Republican National Committee during 2008, where she led an aggressive and groundbreaking online media outreach effort aimed at electing John McCain, Sarah Palin and Republicans across the country.” If I were her, I’d be ashamed to put that on my resume.

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    • To this day,I STILL like Palin-it’s too bad she got linked to McLame-he pretty near killed her career.

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      • Her dysfunctional children don’t help.

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        • True,but they could be SO much worse. EVERY Candidate has at least a couple of family members who provide fodder for the Media to use against their Candidacy or Badministration. Obama’s precious little twerkmeister is a recent example. Palin’s kids at their worst can’t hold a candle to THAT. Clinton’s kid Chelsea,who,it’s been repeatedly pointed out,has no talent,isn’t even semi-beautiful and couldn’t get hired at a McDonald’s without Mom-n-Dad’s help,is another. And how about Harry Reid’s kid? Isn’t HE just a pillar of truth? (sarc) Takes after his Dad.

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  4. Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:
    I agree with this writing 100% and the people had better wake up and elect Trump or the country is finished!

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  5. Treasonous swine.

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    • They don’t get it.

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      • That’s the thing that is so unbelievable . . . that so many people “just don’t get it!” They have not brain one. How can you not look at Killary’s past doings, the lies, the murders, the taking of bribes from foreign nations, the lack of true concern for the well being of this nation. It must be that so many of these losers feel they need the government to “take care of them,” that they are afraid to try to fly on their own.

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  6. Totally agree with this article, especially the conclusion. Tis so true. The curtain has come down and the master manipulators have been exposed.

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  8. Reblogged this on Patriotic Gofer and commented:
    Seems to me, that as soon as I was of age to vote, I was aware that “something was not right” in both houses of Congress. For years, I have stated that there’s no difference between either party and they were just giving us lip service, through the years. Finally, people are waking up to the BS and false security of our “free state”. May God bless us soon. We surely need it.

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  10. Pretty sad state of affairs when these people even call themselves conservatives. No true conservative could vote for baby murderers like Hillary and Gary Johnson. Both are demonic filth. Bilderberger Bill Kristol whose father was a Trotskyite doesn’t surprise me, but some of these people are exactly what they pretend they are not. If America hasn’t seen the divide of Americans v. globalists by now, they never will. I have two neighbors who are Hillary supporters and both of them are impossible to talk to. You can’t tell them anything. I showed her the book by Phil Haney who was employed by the DHS and told by Obama in 09 and 12 to scrub all references to any Muslim groups or people suspected of terrorism. She said it was a conspiracy theory…that’s how much they’re in denial. I don’t want to even live across the street from these people…they belong to satan.

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    • I do so agree with you . . . I have several neighbors who have lawn signs for any liberal do-nothing candidate that comes along, and frankly, I would prefer to not live near these people. People that think like this are not folks that I want to interact with . . . their minds are closed, and they cannot even comprehend what is going on in this nation.

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  11. It’s all about MONEY!

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  12. Hillary is only about the money. Find out where the money is going and coming from and you will learn the truth. These folks are scamming the American people out of billions of dollars.

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  13. This is really better than Trump?

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  14. George W. Bush hugs Hillary at Nancy Reagan funeral? But WHY are they both SMILING at a FUNERAL-especially THIS funeral?

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  15. Gary Johnson’s campaign is a fraud—he’ll control any federal matching funds. At any rate, I believe Trump will win, at this point, and if Julian Assange’s upcoming intell is made public, he’ll win BIG. Let’s hope so.
    Whatever happens, however, the current system—the parties and the mainstream news media—is falling apart. I hope Trump is the Undertaker!

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  16. Good points: the answer is for the same reason LBJ & his aide/accomplice winked at each other w/fat-cat grins on their faces re JFK’s assassination on their flight back in the same plane as JFK’s body/coffin was carried. These people are soul-dead, thus moral zombies: all that matters is what’s in it for them.

    And, if they’re mutually ‘in’ on any plot, they love to smirk, to show they are above law & order. Get used to it as the signature of any treasonous 21st century criminal, OK? NOW: go back and look at their public persona as shown on their face & through their eyes. I rest my case.

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  17. An aphorism attributed to the German physicist Max Planck considered the founder of the quantum theory fits very well here. Just replace scientists with political pundits…
    “that science doesn’t progress because scientists change their minds, but rather because scientists attached to erroneous views die, and are replaced.”

    And here is another beauty, that due to their lack of brains is hot on their trail…
    “In America, the land of the permanent revolution, ulcers and cancer often become, for the men at the top, the contemporary equivalent of the guillotine.”
    Ted Morgan

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  18. Fabulous post. This is the information that everyone needs to know . . . we truly no longer have a two party system . . . . . we have reverted to the system that our forefathers left behind them when they came to America–that of the nobles and the serfs. Guess which class most of us fall into???

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  19. We are now living in the age of grifters. Anyone that thinks an administration under a dyed in the wool totalitarian would be better cannot possible be one hundred per cent American.
    This boils down to the money and what they can get out of the system financed by the middle class workers.
    Trump has laid it all out with his truth bombs and the little Nancies can’t seem to take it,
    So he is a little crass and raw. So what. He loves this country. He has a fine family that has managed to achieve great heights and the jealousy starts seeping out. They hate the fact, he doesn’t need them. They hate the fact he draws massive crowds, they then try to feed us poop and call it brownies that Clinton is leading.
    Trump was never for the war, didn’t run up our debt, apologize for our great country, ignore cries of security at Benghazi, nor lied about it.
    He doesn’t take money for speeches to hide corruption.
    God, it must be a bummer to be a blind liberal.

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  20. Every night the MSM goes after him and leaves her alone. Making a big deal about a crying baby?!, you’ve got to be kidding. Lying to the Benghazi parents was reason enough to ruin her, but the rest is just as bad, from the e- mails to sticking up for the adulterous hound. I used to vote democrat. I thought It couldn’t get any worse than Tricky Dick. Believe me she is much worse. Holt, Pelley, Matthews, Mitchell, the cowardly RHINOS are lapdogs to the ruling elite. The two party system is gone and elections can be rigged. God help us and at least get Ryan the hell out.

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  21. “where Democrat and Republican élites form a single ruling party”

    A few years ago I worked with a woman whose husband was mulling over an opportunity to run for congress. She really looked it the job as an entry into the ruling elite class. At the time, I didn’t see it that way, but with Trump tearing off everyone’s masks, I finally get it. Wow.

    Thanks for the article, Dr. Eowyn.

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  23. The Ancient and Accepted Rite of Freemasonry explains somewhere in chapter 2 or 3 (can’t quite remember where) how to infiltrate a community by placing the religious book of that community on your altar so that you blend in while you practice your real religion behind closed doors, in secret. When secret societies infiltrate they use this method, whether religion or politics or whatever.

    Funny thing is, when they say “altar” it can be taken two ways (as many things in that book can) because an alter can mean the religious table or it can be skewed to mean “alter” as in alter personality, because Satanists fracture their youngsters into multiple personalities through trauma for programming purposes, so they all have several “front” alters and also many “back” alters too.

    Hillary is one of these people, and I predict that at some point in the near future she will diagnosed with “dementia” or something similar because that is the cover story they use when the Multiple personality programming starts breaking down in an old person. When it happens to someone young they tend to label it as paranoid schizophrenia.

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  24. Just look at the “Yuge” #s of NEOCONS, who are Liberals, slightly to the Right of Billary.
    The queues at Vomitaria will be “Yuge.”

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  25. Two Sides of the Same Penny, the Neocon Republicans & Democraps, now Republicraps.
    “Red State” is NEOCON, like I have always suspected.

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