The 2004 Red Sox The #gop Establishment & My Fellow Conservative Activists

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The 2004 Red Sox The #gop Establishment & My Fellow Conservative Activists

Missy (The Mas­ter): He’s trapped at the heart of the Dalek empire. He’s a pris­oner of the crea­tures who hate him most in the uni­verse. Between us and him is every­thing the dead­liest race in all of his­tory can throw at us. We, on the other hand, have a pointy stick. How do we start?
Clara: We assume we’re going to win.

Doc­tor Who: The Witches’ Famil­iar 2015

There are few thing I enjoy more than re-​watching the 2004 ALCS series start­ing with the 9th inning of game 4.

Even twelve years later and with three world series in the bag. The 2004 ALCS is spe­cial. It brings a smile to the face and a tear to the eye and it all began with the great­est stolen base in Red Sox History:

and ended with Big Papi knock­ing it out.

Now for Red Sox fans like myself the great come­back of 2004 is par­tic­u­larly spe­cial because it was our first world series win. That first cham­pi­onship is always the greatest.

I’m sure this isn’t unique to Red Sox fans. 1969 was the first cham­pi­onship for the Met and the 1969 Mir­a­cle Mets as some might have for­got­ten came back from behind to take the East from the Chicago Cubs and then swept Atlanta to win their first pennant.

Yes that’s a young Nolan Ryan who was to win his only World Series Ring of his incred­i­ble career with those Mir­a­cle Mets.

And if you go back even fur­ther in 1951 the then NY Giants were 12 12 back in August and 4 12 games back with ten to play and man­aged to come back and take the Pennant.

Now All of these teams and come­backs are leg­endary and every base­ball fan knows them. Do you know the rea­son why?

Because they are exceptions.

Nobody talks about the sea­sons when the Yan­kees dom­i­nated in the 90’s or the Reds in 1976 or the 1973 Oak­land A’s not because they weren’t great teams but because thing hap­pened as expected.

And that brings us to the elec­tion results tonight.

As of this writ­ing Mass­a­chu­setts, Geor­gia, Vir­ginia and Alabama and Ten­nessee have all gone for Don­ald Trump and when CNN reported that GOP donors are get­ting together to get money together to stop him Jake Tap­per just said “Why don’t they wait till after the inauguration?”

At the same time as the GOP Estab­lish­ment is doing this many of my fel­low con­ser­v­a­tive activists are talk­ing about the same thing stop­ping Trump or sug­gest­ing that he’s in trou­ble to wit

Now as I’ve said over and Over I’m a Ted Cruz guy. I voted for him today and I urge all vot­ers to vote for Ted as the best can­di­date to secure the bor­der, stop Oba­macare, I’m glad he’s lead­ing in Texas and exit polls look good in Okla­homa which would be one more state than the MSM was pro­ject­ing and I’d be delighted for him to come back and win the nomination.

But I under­stand that such a come­back would be in the same class as the 2004 Red Sox , the 1969 Mets and the 1951 Giants and have no inten­tion of pre­tend­ing oth­er­wise and I hope the Ted Cruz cam­paign does the same because you can’t get to where you want to go unless you under­stand where you are.

Now I don’t expect the Estab­lish­ment GOP to tell the truth but I’m really both­ered to see my fel­low con­ser­v­a­tive activists retreat to their safe spaces

Cue south Park

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Missy (The Master): He’s trapped at the heart of the Dalek empire. He’s a prisoner of the creatures who hate him most in the universe. Between us and him is everything the deadliest race in all of history can throw at us. We, on the other hand, have a pointy stick. How do we start?
Clara: We assume we’re going to win.

Doctor Who: The Witches’ Familiar 2015

There are few thing I enjoy more than re-watching the 2004 ALCS series starting with the 9th inning of game 4.

Even twelve years later and with three world series in the bag. The 2004 ALCS is special. It brings a smile to the face and a tear to the eye and it all began with the greatest stolen base in Red Sox History:

and ended with Big Papi knocking it out.

Now for Red Sox fans like myself the great comeback of 2004 is particularly special because it was our first world series win. That first championship is always the greatest.

I’m sure this isn’t unique to Red Sox fans. 1969 was the first championship for the Met and the 1969 Miracle Mets as some might have forgotten came back from behind to take the East from the Chicago Cubs and then swept Atlanta to win their first pennant.

Yes that’s a young Nolan Ryan who was to win his only World Series Ring of his incredible career with those Miracle Mets.

And if you go back even further in 1951 the then NY Giants were 12 1/2 back in August and 4 1/2 games back with ten to play and managed to come back and take the Pennant.

Now All of these teams and comebacks are legendary and every baseball fan knows them. Do you know the reason why?

Because they are exceptions.

Nobody talks about the seasons when the Yankees dominated in the 90’s or the Reds in 1976 or the 1973 Oakland A’s not because they weren’t great teams but because thing happened as expected.

And that brings us to the election results tonight.

As of this writing Massachusetts, Georgia, Virginia and Alabama and Tennessee have all gone for Donald Trump and when CNN reported that GOP donors are getting together to get money together to stop him Jake Tapper just said “Why don’t they wait till after the inauguration?”

At the same time as the GOP Establishment is doing this many of my fellow conservative activists are talking about the same thing stopping Trump or suggesting that he’s in trouble to wit

Now as I’ve said over and Over I’m a Ted Cruz guy. I voted for him today and I urge all voters to vote for Ted as the best candidate to secure the border, stop Obamacare, I’m glad he’s leading in Texas and exit polls look good in Oklahoma which would be one more state than the MSM was projecting and I’d be delighted for him to come back and win the nomination.

But I understand that such a comeback would be in the same class as the 2004 Red Sox , the 1969 Mets and the 1951 Giants and have no intention of pretending otherwise and I hope the Ted Cruz campaign does the same because you can’t get to where you want to go unless you understand where you are.

Now I don’t expect the Establishment GOP to tell the truth but I’m really bothered to see my fellow conservative activists retreat to their safe spaces

Cue south Park

*******************************

Election Day continues and with 3 hours to go we are still $47 shy of our $61 daily goal.

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step so I see no reason why a journey to $61 can’t start with $14.

So if you’d like to help us manage the other $59 outstanding or perhaps drop our current deficit for the year below $1289 & 21.1 days please consider hitting DaTipJar




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If less than 1/3 of 1% of our February readers this month subscribed at $10 a month we’d have the 114.5 subscribers needed to our annual goal all year without solicitation.

If less than 2/3 of 1% did, I’d be completely out of debt and able to attend CPAC

If a full 1% of our February readers subscribed at $10 a month I could afford to travel across the country covering the presidential race this year in person for a full month.

Plus of course all subscribers get my weekly podcast emailed directly to you before it goes up anywhere else.


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