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  • WA DC The Elephant’s Graveyard

    Behind My Back | The Elephant’s Graveyard

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/08/12/5406

    The Elephant’s Graveyard THE REPUBLICANS ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign I AM DISGUSTED WITH THE REPUBLICANS OLD GOP RIGGED ESTABLISHMENT’S ..

    The Elephant’s Graveyard

    The Elephant’s Graveyard

    THE REPUBLICANS  ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign

    I AM DISGUSTED WITH THE REPUBLICANS OLD GOP RIGGED ESTABLISHMENT’S ELECTION PROCESS
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    I watched the 2016 Presidential primary election unfold, 17 candidates down to the election of Trump as the GOP Presidential candidate, on July 19, 2016, BY THE POPULIST VOTE….  IN SPITE OF THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT’S RIGGED ELECTION PROCESS

    AS A TRUMP SUPPORTER, I AM DISGUSTED,

    I asked Google a sarcastic question.

    WHERE DO OLD ELEPHANTS GO TO DIE?

    THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD

    IT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE RETREAT OF OLD AND DYING ELEPHANTS, OLDER ELEPHANTS INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT THEMSELVES WHEN THEY REACH A CERTAIN AGESO THAT THEY DIE AWAY FROM THE HERD,

    NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN “IN FRONT”.

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    I watched as promises were broken by the GOP Republican establishment POLITICIANS as they failed to endorse the elected people’s choice candidate. Including a friend that persisted with negative email comments.

    I sent him the above, and suggested that he go to the  Elephants Graveyard and stop hindering the progress of those that remain behind, with his negative email comments.

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    AND, I WATCHED  AND I LISTENED TO THE LATEST GOP ESTABLISHMENT’S FIFTY PROMINENT REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS PUBLIC MEDIA OPPOSITION TO TRUMP…INCLUDING KASICH .

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH I HAVE POSTED THIS MESSAGE TO “ALL OF THOSE TRUMP NAY SAYERS” ON MY WEBSITE

    YOU HAVE  REACHED A CERTAIN AGE, PLEASE INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT YOURSELVES TO GO TO THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD, DIE AWAY FROM THE GOP HERD AND STOP HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THE GOP REPUBLICAN THAT REMAINS IN FRONT.(by populace vote)

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    Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever

    TRUMP SUPPORTERS HAVE “HAD IT”  WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT’S  DIE HARD GOP’S PUBLIC MEDIA FRENZY, SELF INFLICTED  SUICIDAL MISSION, TO THEMSELVES AS GOP POLITICIANS AND TO THE  LOSS OF THE  GOP REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

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    POLITICALLY CORRECT OR NOT

    WINNERS ARE NOT LOSERS

    PATTON SAID, LEAD ME, FOLLOW OR GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY!

    His vigor was always infectious, his wit barbed, his conversation a mixture of obscenity and good humor. He was at once stimulating and overbearing. George was a magnificent soldier.

    He was tough. War is tough. Leaders have to be tough.

    If you’re a leader, you don’t push wet spaghetti, you pull it.

    General George S. Patton – Speech to 3rd Army June 5, 1944

    www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1162650/posts

    Free Republic

    Jun 29, 2004 – After one of my lectures on the subject of General Patton, I spoke with a retired … An army without profanity couldn’t fight it’s way out of a piss-soaked paper bag. … She said that she had no use for it and that I could have it. ….. GMT-0700 (PDT) by JohnD9207 (Leadfollow…or get the HELL out of the way!).

    TRUMP IS A WINNER THAT  WILL MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN.

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    You know me…

    research, document, document, document… HISTORY is good.

    AN IMAGE OF AN ELEPHANT WAS FEATURED AS A REPUBLICAN SYMBOL IN AT LEAST ONE POLITICAL CARTOON AND A NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION DURING THE CIVIL WAR

    WHEN “SEEING THE ELEPHANT” WAS AN EXPRESSION USED BY SOLDIERS TO MEAN EXPERIENCING COMBAT.

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    Many VETERANS of George W. Bush’s administration, Fifty (50) GOP prominent Republican foreign policy and national security experts, oppose Donald Trump.

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    POLITICAL CARTOONS? MANY A REAL TRUTH IS SPOKEN IN JEST.

    Old silly me, I thought the republican symbol of the elephant was  created by the genius of the GOP.

    THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS FORMED IN 1854

    TWENTY YEARS LATER 1874  THE ELEPHANT WAS STILL A GOP POLITICAL CARTOON

    IN AN 1874 HARPER’S WEEKLY CARTOON. an elephant labeled “THE REPUBLICAN VOTE,” which was shown standing at the edge of a pit, Thomas Nast who’s considered the father of the modern political cartoon employed the elephant to represent Republicans in additional cartoons during the 1870s, and by 1880 other cartoonists were using the creature to symbolize the party. 

    An 1879 cartoon (pictured) showed a politician grabbing a donkey LABELED “DEMOCRATIC PARTY” by the tail to keep it from falling into a pit of “financial chaos.”

    And in fact THE UNCLE SAM AMERICAN’S KNOW, STARTED AS A POLITICAL CARTOON BY Thomas Nast

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    Jul 27, 2016 – The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties … Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee on July 19, 2016. … the GOP’s ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign

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    Election 101:How did the Republican and Democratic parties get their …

    www.history.com/…/how-did-the-republican-and-democratic-parties-get-their-…

    History

    Jul 7, 2015 –   THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S ELEPHANT and THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S DONKEY have been on the political scene since the 19th century. The origins of the DEMOCRATIC DONKEY can be traced to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson. DURING THAT RACE, OPPONENTS OF JACKSON CALLED HIM A JACKASS.

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    WHICH LED ME TO

    Of Donkeys and Elephants – Classroom Law Project

    WHAT ARE OUR AMERICAN KIDS BEING TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOL?

    THIS IS A MAJOR CONCERN TO ALL PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS.

    with a header SELECTING THE NEXT PRESIDENT?

    NOT ELECTING THE NEXT PRESIDENT

    Why Nast chose the donkey and the elephant is a pretty complicated story.

    Although Nast’s original interpretation used the donkey to stand in for a Democrat-leaning newspaper scaring away Republican voters,

    his cartoon showing a duplicitous donkey attacking a weak-minded elephant,

    became a handy symbol for other cartoonists wanting to represent Democrats attacking Republicans.

    Popular recognition of the image overrode the party’s own wishes

    Over time, Republicans came to view the elephant emblem as a sign of strength and intelligence, while their opponents portrayed it as a timid and clumsy behemoth. Democrats seized the “jackass” label, and transformed it into a clever and courageous donkey.

    AS IS STILL TRUE TODAY, IT’S ALL IN THE SPIN!

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    50 GOP national security experts oppose Trump – CNNPolitics.com

    www.cnn.com/…/republicannationalsecurity-letter-donald-trump-election-2016…

    CNN 3 days ago – 50 GOP national security experts oppose Donald Trump 02:40. … Washington (CNN)FIFTY PROMINENT REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTSMANY VETERANS OF GEORGE W. BUSH’S ADMINISTRATION have signed a letter denouncing Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy and …

    Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever

    www.elephantsforever.co.za/elephant-graveyard.html

    Elephant Graveyard. The existence of a mass graveyard to which elephants go to die remains a myth. IT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE RETREAT OF OLD AND DYING ELEPHANTS,SO THAT THEY DIE AWAY FROM THE HERD, NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN BEHIND.

    An elephants’ graveyard is a place where, according to legend, OLDER ELEPHANTS INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT THEMSELVES WHEN THEY REACH A CERTAIN AGE. THEY THEN DIE THERE ALONE, FAR FROM THE GROUP.

    AWAY FROM THE HERD, NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN BEHIND.

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    Is  Google answer, a coincidence of political symbolic importance, a myth  a legend or an oxymoron? All of the above?

    Whatever  Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever is, for the purpose of this comment, I’m going with a type of  analogy, A simile – A comparison between two things that are not alike and replaces the word with another word AND uses the word “like” or “as.”

    LIKE AN ELEPHANT,  AS AN REPUBLICAN

    AS A REPUBLICAN, LIKE AN ELEPHANT

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    Hmmm…. perhaps I should add?

    Metaphor, figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

    And,  mixed metaphor,a combination of two or more incompatible metaphors, which produces a ridiculous effect

    With documented  facts about the Republican (GOP) thrown in

    What ever this comment is….

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     AUG 27, 2017  The bottom line is STILL ….

    A MESSAGE  TO “ALL GOP TRUMP NAY SAYERS”

    YOU HAVE  REACHED A CERTAIN AGE, PLEASE INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT YOURSELVES TO GO TO THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD, DIE AWAY FROM THE GOP HERD AND STOP HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE REPUBLICANS THAT REMAIN IN FRONT. (by populace vote)


  • Recorded Vote American Health Care Act

    FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 256

    Twenty Elected Republicans voted against America’s health care on Thursday.

    More than half of the members who voted “no” are part of the Tuesday Group

    (Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)
    H R 1628      RECORDED VOTE      4-May-2017      2:18 PM
    QUESTION:  On Passage
    BILL TITLE: American Health Care Act

    Ayes Noes PRES NV

    Republican

    217

    20

    1

    Democratic

    193

    Independent

    TOTALS

    217

    213

      1

     

    —- AYES    217 —

     

    Abraham
    Aderholt
    Allen
    Amash
    Amodei
    Arrington
    Babin
    Bacon
    Banks (IN)
    Barletta
    Barr
    Barton
    Bergman
    Bilirakis
    Bishop (MI)
    Bishop (UT)
    Black
    Blackburn
    Blum
    Bost
    Brady (TX)
    Brat
    Bridenstine
    Brooks (AL)
    Brooks (IN)
    Buchanan
    Buck
    Bucshon
    Budd
    Burgess
    Byrne
    Calvert
    Carter (GA)
    Carter (TX)
    Chabot
    Chaffetz
    Cheney
    Cole
    Collins (GA)
    Collins (NY)
    Comer
    Conaway
    Cook
    Cramer
    Crawford
    Culberson
    Curbelo (FL)
    Davidson
    Davis, Rodney
    Denham
    DeSantis
    DesJarlais
    Diaz-Balart
    Duffy
    Duncan (SC)
    Duncan (TN)
    Dunn
    Emmer
    Estes (KS)
    Farenthold
    Faso
    Ferguson
    Fleischmann
    Flores
    Fortenberry
    Foxx
    Franks (AZ)
    Frelinghuysen
    Gaetz
    Gallagher
    Garrett
    Gibbs
    Gohmert

    Goodlatte
    Gosar
    Gowdy
    Granger
    Graves (GA)
    Graves (LA)
    Graves (MO)
    Griffith
    Grothman
    Guthrie
    Harper
    Harris
    Hartzler
    Hensarling
    Hice, Jody B.
    Higgins (LA)
    Hill
    Holding
    Hollingsworth
    Hudson
    Huizenga
    Hultgren
    Hunter
    Issa
    Jenkins (KS)
    Jenkins (WV)
    Johnson (LA)
    Johnson (OH)
    Johnson, Sam
    Jordan
    Kelly (MS)
    Kelly (PA)
    King (IA)
    King (NY)
    Kinzinger
    Knight
    Kustoff (TN)
    Labrador
    LaHood
    LaMalfa
    Lamborn
    Latta
    Lewis (MN)
    Long
    Loudermilk
    Love
    Lucas
    Luetkemeyer
    MacArthur
    Marchant
    Marino
    Marshall
    Mast
    McCarthy
    McCaul
    McClintock
    McHenry
    McKinley
    McMorris Rodgers
    McSally
    Meadows
    Messer
    Mitchell
    Moolenaar
    Mooney (WV)
    Mullin
    Murphy (PA)
    Noem
    Nunes
    Olson
    Palazzo
    Palmer
    Paulsen

    Pearce
    Perry
    Pittenger
    Poe (TX)
    Poliquin
    Posey
    Ratcliffe
    Reed
    Renacci
    Rice (SC)
    Roby
    Roe (TN)
    Rogers (AL)
    Rogers (KY)
    Rohrabacher
    Rokita
    Rooney, Francis
    Rooney, Thomas J.
    Roskam
    Ross
    Rothfus
    Rouzer
    Royce (CA)
    Russell
    Rutherford
    Ryan (WI)
    Sanford
    Scalise
    Schweikert
    Scott, Austin
    Sensenbrenner
    Sessions
    Shimkus
    Shuster
    Simpson
    Smith (MO)
    Smith (NE)
    Smith (TX)
    Smucker
    Stefanik
    Stewart
    Stivers
    Taylor
    Tenney
    Thompson (PA)
    Thornberry
    Tiberi
    Tipton
    Trott
    Upton
    Valadao
    Wagner
    Walberg
    Walden
    Walker
    Walorski
    Walters, Mimi
    Weber (TX)
    Webster (FL)
    Wenstrup
    Westerman
    Williams
    Wilson (SC)
    Wittman
    Womack
    Woodall
    Yoder
    Yoho
    Young (AK)
    Young (IA)
    Zeldin

    Twenty Elected Republicans voted against America’s health care on Thursday.

    More than half of the members who voted “no” are part of the Tuesday Group,

    —- NOES    213 —

    Adams
    Aguilar
    Barragán
    Bass
    Beatty
    Bera
    Beyer
    Biggs
    Bishop (GA)
    Blumenauer
    Blunt Rochester
    Bonamici
    Boyle, Brendan F.
    Brady (PA)
    Brown (MD)
    Brownley (CA)
    Bustos
    Butterfield
    Capuano
    Carbajal
    Cárdenas
    Carson (IN)
    Cartwright
    Castor (FL)
    Castro (TX)
    Chu, Judy
    Cicilline
    Clark (MA)
    Clarke (NY)
    Clay
    Cleaver
    Clyburn
    Coffman
    Cohen
    Comstock
    Connolly
    Conyers
    Cooper
    Correa
    Costa
    Costello (PA)
    Courtney
    Crist
    Crowley
    Cuellar
    Cummings
    Davis (CA)
    Davis, Danny
    DeFazio
    DeGette
    Delaney
    DeLauro
    DelBene
    Demings
    Dent
    DeSaulnier
    Deutch
    Dingell
    Doggett
    Donovan
    Doyle, Michael F.
    Ellison
    Engel
    Eshoo
    Espaillat
    Esty (CT)
    Evans
    Fitzpatrick
    Foster
    Frankel (FL)
    Fudge

    Gabbard
    Gallego
    Garamendi
    Gonzalez (TX)
    Gottheimer
    Green, Al
    Green, Gene
    Grijalva
    Gutiérrez
    Hanabusa
    Hastings
    Heck
    Herrera Beutler
    Higgins (NY)
    Himes
    Hoyer
    Huffman
    Hurd
    Jackson Lee
    Jayapal
    Jeffries
    Johnson (GA)
    Johnson, E. B.
    Jones
    Joyce (OH)
    Kaptur
    Katko
    Keating
    Kelly (IL)
    Kennedy
    Khanna
    Kihuen
    Kildee
    Kilmer(WA)
    Kind
    Krishnamoorthi
    Kuster (NH)
    Lance
    Langevin
    Larsen (WA)
    Larson (CT)
    Lawrence
    Lawson (FL)
    Lee
    Levin
    Lewis (GA)
    Lieu, Ted
    Lipinski
    LoBiondo
    Loebsack
    Lofgren
    Lowenthal
    Lowey
    Lujan Grisham, M.
    Luján, Ben Ray
    Lynch
    Maloney, Carolyn B.
    Maloney, Sean
    Massie
    Matsui
    McCollum
    McEachin
    McGovern
    McNerney
    Meehan
    Meeks
    Meng
    Moore
    Moulton
    Murphy (FL)
    Nadler

    Napolitano
    Neal
    Nolan
    Norcross
    O’Halleran
    O’Rourke
    Pallone
    Panetta
    Pascrell
    Payne
    Pelosi
    Perlmutter
    Peters
    Peterson
    Pingree
    Pocan
    Polis
    Price (NC)
    Quigley
    Raskin
    Reichert (WA)
    Rice (NY)
    Richmond
    Ros-Lehtinen
    Rosen
    Roybal-Allard
    Ruiz
    Ruppersberger
    Rush
    Ryan (OH)
    Sánchez
    Sarbanes
    Schakowsky
    Schiff
    Schneider
    Schrader
    Scott (VA)
    Scott, David
    Serrano
    Sewell (AL)
    Shea-Porter
    Sherman
    Sinema
    Sires
    Slaughter
    Smith (NJ)
    Smith (WA)
    Soto
    Speier
    Suozzi
    Swalwell (CA)
    Takano
    Thompson (CA)
    Thompson (MS)
    Titus
    Tonko
    Torres
    Tsongas
    Turner
    Vargas
    Veasey
    Vela
    Velázquez
    Visclosky
    Walz
    Wasserman Schultz
    Waters, Maxine
    Watson Coleman
    Welch
    Wilson (FL)
    Yarmuth

    —- NOT VOTING    1 —

     

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