All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


I've Said This Before

It bears repeating.

Donald Trump isn't my ideal candidate.  However the rest of America is unlikely to elect my ideal candidate.  America is unlikely to elect anyone's ideal candidate, no matter what your personal political position happens to be.

Besides that, there is the undeniable fact that the platform i.e. the promises made to get elected, is often very different from what happens once they get elected and are running the show.  This was true with Regan and the Department of Education.  It has been true with every other politician that has run as a "reformer", at least in my lifetime.

Now that Trump seems to have the election sewn up, the question of who his VP is going to be is coming up.  I don't know how he is going to make his decision.  I'm not even going to guess who at this point. 

If Trump was to take all the phonebooks in the United States, and cut out the names of every single person who was eligible to be Vice President, and then dump them into one giant hat, and then randomly draw out the name of his running mate, we would still end up with a better team on the ticket than what we have in office now.

Just for giggles I'd love to see Ron Paul as VP.  Personally I think its the only way that Trump gets elected and keeps from getting wacked by a coalition of bureaucrats and political insiders.


  1. WaterBoy7:12 PM

    It won't be Ron Paul; he's too old (80).

    I'm hoping for Tom Tancredo, who's only 4 months older than Trump. I think they have the same ideas in many different areas, including immigration and the Muslim threat.

    But I don't expect that to happen, he may not even be interested, any more.

  2. Susan8:08 PM

    It is possible that Trump could be eyeing Rick Perry. That choice would not bother me too much. No Pauls, thank you very much.

    I have to wonder how much different Reagan's era would have been if he had not had Tip O'Neill and George Mitchell opposing him at every turn. But at least those were actual Democrats, not the liberal pukes we have today, thanks to the Clintons.

    The sun is shining and Trump is at a rally in the People's Republic of Eugene Oregon right now. It is one of the best Friday nights in awhile.

  3. I have no idea who he is going to pick, but based on some of his choices for policy people, my guess is it will be somebody that will actually work to advance agenda.

  4. Susan9:19 AM

    The only real insight that I have seen about the subject is he is going to go with a politician type to help him navigate through the cesspool that is Congress/DC.
    That was kind of why I mentioned Rick Perry. From a big state Trump needs, plus he seems like he would be willing to help Trump's border agenda.
    I don't see him picking Christie because the one big tradition is that you don't pick both slots from the same region.
    But either Rudy G. or Christie for AG would rock big time IMO. They are both willing to be bulldogs.

  5. It would be awesome if he picked an AG that was a true reformer and willing to go after corruption, no matter which party was involved. Trump hasn't promised that, but it would a big change.

  6. Susan9:53 PM

    IIRC, Rudy G was involved in some pretty big cases back in the day before he became the Mayor. He is quite the tenacious bulldog when it comes to going after the bad guys. But as you say, time will tell.

    I think Trump's whole campaign though has kind of been based in a thorough cleaning of the Stables of DC. Seems to me, that has been the unspoken element all along. That is why they are all terrified of him.

    Being self funded, he can pretty much take on whatever and whomever he wants to and nobody can yank the chain.