His Teleprompter Is 0 replies
Election 2020 has seen its fair share of the comical and bizarre, of the heartening and debased. (Snip)Saving Obama from his tendency to uhhhh and errrr his way through the English language, the teleprompter made him appear oh-so-presidential and caused his swooning supporters’ chests to swell with pride, and gormless Republicans to quake in their loafers. The teleprompter was so essential to preserving Obama’s carefully crafted image that someone started a parody blog with the catchy tagline, “There is no POTUS without TOTUS.” No matter what the teleprompter says or what its handler does, Biden is bound to gaffe it up.
Trail, It’s Time To Ask If Joe Biden Is OK 0 replies
Tuesday morning before 9 a.m., the Biden campaign announced it was putting a lid on the day. For those unfamiliar with this lingo it means that Biden will have no events or appearances for the rest of the day. This is a Tuesday, just 42 days away from an election that by all accounts seems to be tightening, especially in key battleground states. To basically take the day off in the midst of a heated campaign is strange, even more so because he has done this several times in the past few weeks. It is becoming impossible not to wonder if Biden really is fit to campaign, (Snip) be president
Extreme Proposal To Pack The Court 1 reply
While Democrats threaten to expand the Supreme Court next year should Republicans fulfill their constitutional duty to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away Friday, the late justice made comments as recently as last year opposing the extreme measure. “Nine seems to be a good number. It’s been that way for a long time,” Ginsburg told NPR in July 2019. “I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court.” Ginsburg continued, warning that such a move would only politicize the court.“If anything would make the court look partisan,” Ginsburg warned, “it would be that
One thing I will grant American blacks: Despite the overwhelming historical evidence to the contrary, they still seem to believe that white people are their biggest threat and that if blacks were simply to separate from white people, they’d be capable of tremendous achievements. (Snip)The American mainstream media, without a hint of skepticism or even a gentle guffaw, glowingly covered the news last week that two overweight black women in Georgia are spearheading an effort that led 19 black families to purchase 97 acres of undeveloped land southeast of Macon to establish a new, all-black city where black people can be free from the whites they claim are constantly terrorizing them
On A Justice 28 replies
Outside of the friendly confines of Utah, Mitt Romney is not a very popular figure in the Republican Party just at the moment. His vote to convict President Donald Trump on one charge during the impeachment debacle cemented a severe distaste that most conservatives developed as a result of his Never Trump antics. Romney suffered those slings and arrows without much complaint, stating the reason he received so much ire is his principled conservatism. As Trump moves to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Romney’s principles should make him a yes.
False Claim At The Center Of 1619 Project 9 replies
When the New York Times published an interactive version of their 1619 Project online in August 2019, they included the bold claim that the year 1619 is the United States’ “true founding.” At some point in the last year, while defending their project from the disputes of respected historians and issuing corrections for other central claims, the paper of record quietly omitted the controversial “founding” claim from its description. A look at the source code of the original description found through internet archives confirms that lead essayist Nikole Hannah-Jones and the New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project removed the line “understanding 1619 as our true founding,” from the description of the
One of the remarkable features of our age is the incredible degree of consensus among the institutions of power. Far from checks and balances or a proliferation of “little platoons,” the Left has forged a phalanx. (Snip)While many people are unhappy with this state of affairs, the Right lacks organization, funding, and philosophical clarity. Middle America went from being in the saddle to being a hated, declining cohort, broken by a huge demographic wave and an economy largely indifferent to their strenuous efforts to find security. For many years, conservative energy has been channeled into a Republican Party that conducted, at best, a fighting retreat. In the meantime, the
A while back, I wrote an essay suggesting that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should make a deal with President Trump: retire in exchange for a say (some say—but only some) in whom the president would nominate to replace her, with that someone being a nominee other than Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, Justice Ginsburg didn’t listen to me, and now any hope she may have had of influencing Trump’s choice is gone. (Snip) There are two names that have been floated previously, : Judge Britt Grant of the 11th Circuit and Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
“You don’t have to do this, Joe.” —Barack Obama The Democratic presidential nominee had embraced one of the most bizarre but—until recently—effective strategies thus far in a presidential campaign. Like some fictive vampire, Joe Biden has been ensconced in a basement tomb and, now pale, he is reemerging into the light and finding the glare all but lethal. Under the cloak of the coronavirus and national quarantine, Biden essentially had shut down his campaign from late March to the present. Ostensibly, his handlers believed that any downside of appearing to play-rope-a-dope and to avoid unscripted events was more than outweighed by not putting a sometimes frail 77-year-old man with apparent
Teleprompter Use 6 replies
At his Wisconsin rally last night, President Donald Trump continued to tease former Vice President Joe Biden for relying on a teleprompter when he answers queries from the media. While teleprompter use is very common for politicians and others giving formal speeches, Biden is the first candidate to regularly use one outside of formal speeches, such as during press conferences. During Biden’s nearly 50 years in politics, his off-the-cuff remarks have gotten him in more than a bit of trouble, but the obvious teleprompter use is posing problems of its own. The Trump campaign made a brutal one-minute ad about it recently:
Impeachment to Stop SCOTUS Nomination 18 replies
Okay. Enough is enough. Democratic leaders are now officially clinically insane and are threatening to upend the Constitution (Snip) ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and listen to her answer.(Tweet)He asks about the idea of impeaching the president or Attorney General Bill Barr (?) if Trump tries to go ahead with a hearing on the nomination (Snip)Pelosi then gave a puzzling answer, responding: “Good morning. Sunday morning. The, uh, we have a responsibility, we take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution(Snip) uh, that, uh, is, uh, when the we weigh the equities of protecting our democracy requires us to use
Court Contenders 19 replies
It’s no secret that Republicans take filling judgeships much more seriously than Democrats. President Trump released his first list of prospective Supreme Court nominees before he was even elected, back in September 2016, and – in what was taken at the time as a grim harbinger of RBG’s condition – released his most recent revisions/additions earlier this month, just days before RBG died. But in the latest indication of just how low a priority selecting Supreme Court judges has been for Democrats (Snip)Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is reportedly refusing to release a list of potential nominees, should he ever get the opportunity to fill the vacancy left by the death