The Civil War Thread

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  1. Gatoravatara

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    After being fairly timid amid the president’s attacks on him throughout his tenure as attorney general, Jeff Sessions is challenging President Trump in a bold way on his path back to power. And it’s not clear which giant of Republican politics is going to win.

    Trump’s former attorney general is expected to announce Thursday that he is running for Senate in Alabama. He will be trying to close the chapter of his career that involved Trump and get back to serving Alabama in the Senate, which he had done for 20 years prior.

    Except Sessions must go straight through Trump. Trump is popular in Alabama and doesn’t want Sessions to run, my colleagues have reported. Sessions has also been popular, winning sometimes with as much as 97 percent of the vote when he has run unopposed. It will be a showdown of two political giants in Alabama.

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    Nathan Bedford Forrest? Not even close. (You also might want to do a deeper dive on Forrest; I suspect you'll be very surprised.)

    BTW - I heard a speech from Sessions today where he was being very complimentary to Trump and his agenda. You can see where this is going.
     
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      Quit starting threads. You're lowering the IQ of the entire board.
       
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        Except last night, Sessions says he still fully embraces the Trump agenda and pointed out that he hasn't been on TV trashing Trump or trying to sell a "tell all" book and hopes that Trump will recognize that. So only the press is trying to make this a battle. He's looking to be Ted Cruz or Rand Paul
         
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          This.

          Assuming it is possible for the collective IQ of your board to be any lower. :dance:
           
        • Gatoravatara

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          No it cant get any lower. Even if Gym Jordan joined this thread, the most it will go down is 1/2 a point.
           
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            Have you figured out who Paula Deen is yet?
             
            • Gatoravatara

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              The fat version who actually has talent.
               
            • Okeechobee Joe

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              His middle name Beauregard. That's Sessions' middle name for those of you Rio Linda.
               
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              I don't particularly like Sessions and hope someone else wins the nomination. That said he is ultra conservative and I will vote for the republican. BTW, I wouldn't disgrace General Forrest that way.
               
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              What does it take to get this fvkktard to stop posting threads?
               
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                Well, anyone that doesnt nut swing Trump and call everybody a name that doesn't listen to Fox, Read Brietfart and toe the conservative line
                should be banned, But where would you sling all those brilliant insults if Ava took a hiatus? Its funny to see one poster :triggered: so many. He always remains civil no matter how asinine the blowback is.........
                 
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                  Couldn’t agree more.
                   
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                    I like it. It's like if you're a conservative in hollywood...blackballed.
                     
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                    Civil?

                    Nathan Bedford Forrest founded the Klan.

                    I don’t think Ava was trying to be “civil” when he used that name for Jeff Sessions. Unless you mean “civil” as in the Civil War.

                    Forrest was also one of the finest military minds this nation has produced (Lee is overrated, and I’ll stand by that). He also quit the Klan he founded because it became something ugly and violent and not what he envisioned.

                    Oh, and like every Klan member, he was a Democrat. Sessions isn’t a Klansman. That was Robert Byrd, Hillary’s mentor (lest you think it’s all ancient history).

                    Sessions has no more control over the middle name his parents gave him than Barack Obama has over his.

                    Alex.
                     
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                      Totally agree about Lee. Jackson doesn't get killed by his own soldier Pickett never crosses that field and little Round top goes another way.
                       
                      • Gatoravatara

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                        Hey. It was Sessions who said:

                        “I thought those guys [the Ku Klux Klan] were OK until I learned they smoked pot.”

                        So thats two strikes in my opinion. He related to the Klan. Even worse, he slandered weed. And he is Roll Tide, so thats three strikes.
                         
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                          • Gator By Marriage

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                            It was Longstreet’s corps that attacked little Round Top. Jackson’s Corps, under Ewell at that point, was at the other end of the battle field (attacking, or rather failing to attack Culp’s Hill). However were you correct (and I am not sure Jackson would have made a difference that day), the attack on the center of the line on the third day, named after Pickett, never happens. In my view, Lee’s mistake at Gettysburg was in attacking a larger force in a very defensible position. The Army of the Potomac in July of ‘63 was a far better fighting force than he had faced the previous two years. Had Lee moved his army between Gettysburg and Washington and forced Meade to attack him, it might have been a very different result.
                             
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                              Sessions has this nasty little habit of prosecuting little poor guys for relatively small infractions and sentencing them to the max. I've never seen him go after a crook with lots of money or status, only people who are safe and he can make a big deal of it. H had the chance to show some courage but ducked out. In doing so he showed what his true principles are.
                               

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