Donald Trump has outsourced his Middle East policy to his son-in-law Jared Kushner. At best, it would be a waste of time, as Kushner had no experience in foreign policy. At worst, he will use this opportunity to line his own pockets. That was one of the many lines of attacks waged by the mainstream media on President Trump. Why is amateur Kushner in the White House at all, they asked indignantly? Then something unexpected happened: The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced peace deals with Israel. This good news for the world was bad news for the media.
nobody does self-righteous
hatred like the left 35 replies
Leo Guinan (“he/him”) has bravely and smugly gone public with his decision to blackmail his father for being a Trump supporter. Unless daddy changes his ways, he’ll never see his grandchildren again. Guinan oozes self-righteous hatred. The only good thing about his post is that people were appalled and contemptuous. (snip) This wonderful human being wrote a now-viral post entitled, “Today I Gave My Dad A Choice: Trump or His Grandkids and His Son.” He explains that he was traumatized by finding a Trump sign in his father’s yard.
about Ginsburg’s ’tragic’ death 23 replies
The insufferable Chris Wallace of Fox News kept referring to the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as “tragic” on yesterday’s edition of Fox News Sunday. While I am full of sympathy for her family, loved ones, and friends who all have lost someone they deeply mourn, I cannot see how her death is “tragic” — unless one is a partisan Democrat fearing loss of control of the Supreme Court. (snip) We should all be so lucky as to live so long, receive the best medical care in the world, and be surrounded by family as we shuffle off this mortal coil
As the Holy War concerning filling Justice Ginsburg’s seat begins in earnest, one question which the Republican side and President Trump should certainly pose, is what would the Democrats do if the situation were reversed? (snip) here is a suggestion for how Collins and Murkowski can live with their decision to not vote for a nominee (snip) both Senators should abstain from the vote for confirmation if it is held before Election Day. If their opposition is to the timing and not the nominee, why should they vote no? Both Senators have made clear their opposition is to the timing.
Their Growing Irrelevance 5 replies
Washington D.C. has always been a club, with decorum and strict membership rules. Most of us are not in this club (snip) Washington D.C. has always been a club, with decorum and strict membership rules. Most of us are not in this club (snip) Their noses are out of joint since Trump, neither as a candidate nor as president, sought their advice or guidance. In fact, he ignored them. They tried to defeat him in 2016 but Republican voters ignored them just as they are doing now. And they can’t stand it.
as a big election issue for the GOP 10 replies
The dimmer bulbs in the Dem chandelier are openly stating their intention to pack the Supreme Court should the party win the Senate and the Oval Office. This hands an opportunity to every GOP candidate for the Senate (incumbent or challenger) to put his or her opponent on the spot, and demand a public commitment to either reject or endorse the announced plan to expand the number of seats on the court and appoint an ironclad progressive majority. (snip) Either they repudiate the scheme or they risk losing.
On several occasions, a black person committed a crime, a police officer tried to arrest him, the suspect resisted arrest, and the officer was forced to kill him. This suggests to me that I should not break the law and not resist arrest. (snip) Since the first kneeling by Colin Kaepernick in 2016, attendance and television ratings have gone down. In our first COVID-19 season, there are virtually no fans at the stadium. This decline will affect income. The players will find that there is not enough money to support their large salaries. They will be forced to take smaller contracts.
visit to Duluth, Minnesota yesterday 4 replies
One of the principal benefits of a presidential campaign visit to the hustings is supposed to be the opportunity for the candidate to appear on local media, talking to locally prominent reporters and anchors that reach viewers that normally pay little attention to national news. Locals often feel a sense of identification with their familiar local media figures and appreciate the attention from a national figure. It’s a corollary to the maxim that “all politics is local,” connecting the candidate to the hometown media, to whom the locals may feel a certain affinity.
who should fill the SCOTUS vacancy 11 replies
Commenting on the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joe Biden said: “There is no doubt, let me be clear, that the voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider.” Well Mr. Biden, in case you don’t remember, the voters did pick a president in 2016, and the voters picked Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump was inaugurated at noon on Jan. 20, 2017, making him the 45th President of the United States. (snip) Donald J. Trump’s term as president of the United States does not end until noon on Jan. 20, 2021.
oe Biden’s nomination is the Democrats’ crowning insult. They’re making another go at playing voters for chumps. Democrats, the D.C. establishment, and the left started hoaxing Americans back in 2016. The Russia Hoax was about destroying candidate, and then President, Trump (snip) Biden’s nomination is more than a go at sly stagecraft; it’s the most audacious gaslighting in American history. (snip) Future generations will ridicule what passes for journalism today. An entire generation of journalists is, in fact, made up of shills
of a political jurist 23 replies
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday night after 27 years on the United States Supreme Court. I’m ignoring the Romans warning de mortuis nil nisi bonum (of the dead, say nothing but good). Ginsburg used her seat on the Supreme Court as a political office and, reputedly, her dying wish was political. The politicization of her Supreme Court seat and the political fallout from her death are, therefore, appropriate topics. (snip) That praise — that she “fought” for “justice and equality” — sums up everything that was wrong with Ginsburg for it describes a political activist, not a judge.
If they get a fair trial, a questionable proposition at best, Minneapolis police officers charged with murdering George Floyd should be acquitted. Let’s consider new, undisputed evidence, beyond the initial bystander’s video that we’ve all seen, to understand why. (snip) the prosecution, to obtain a conviction, must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. They must prove that the officer’s knee, and not the massive fentanyl dosage, killed George Floyd. That’s a tall order. (snip) the previous protestations of “I can’t breathe,” even before he got into the back seat of the squad car, and long before Chauvin applied the notorious “knee” technique, shows that George was already dying