Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- If we didn’t have Democrats, we’d have to make them up. – Ok, I swear I didn’t make this up. It’s a real story. The far, far, far, far left wing of the far, far leftwing California Democratic Party is mounting a recall effort on their own Assembly Speaker because…wait for it…he isn’t far, far, far, far leftwing enough for them. Wait, you say, Speaker Anthony Rendon is as far, far, far leftwing as it gets, right? Well, no. See, he needed to add one more “far” to that total of “fars”, and ram through a completely unworkable proposal to implement single-payer healthcare in the Golden State, a bill that would have utterly bankrupted the state’s treasury within a few years. Of course, the leftist nitwits who pushed this bill and are now taking out their frustrations on the Speaker figure that when the money runs out in their own state, they’ll just petition the federal government to force taxpayers from the 49 other states to pay for their ruinous policies. It’s the California way, after all.
- Hey, can we get that whole CalExit deal moving along a little faster? – Speaking of the insanity that is California, CA Congressman Lou Correa is so unhinged that he now displays a painting of the Statue of Liberty wearing Muslim garb in his congressional office. This isn’t political thought, this is mental illness. But then, California is the state that gives us Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters, so, just par for the course, really.
- At long last, this is what you’re sorry for having done? – Caitlyn Jenner apologized to her dozens of fans for having been photographed wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap. Of all the millions of things Caitlyn Jenner owes an apology for, wearing a cap of any kind is not among them.
- Well, that’s a damn shame. – Reuters reports that the Justice Department is not looking to charge journalists for knowingly releasing leaked classified information to the public. Because no Republican can be counted on to do the right thing anymore. Sad!
- I am shocked, shocked to see temperatures falling in Australia! – I reported a couple of weeks ago about the scandal in Australia over the Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) effort to “revise” the national temperature data there to invent “global warming” where none is occurring. Graham Lloyd at The Australian is now reporting that, now that BOM has been caught and forced to properly record actual temperature data rather than make it all up, temperatures Down Under are suddenly plummeting. Go figure. No one could have seen that coming!
- Let the good times roll…or float… – Big news yesterday in New Orleans as heavy rains there overwhelmed the city’s utterly inadequate pumping system that is supposed to drain rain water off of city streets. While the Times Picayune reported this as if it were some rare occurrence, I have personally been in New Orleans three times in the last 20 years in which the same thing happened. And no, there weren’t any hurricanes coming through at those times. The simple fact of the matter is that New Orleans – which I love – is 11 feet below sea level on average, and when it rains heavily, the streets are gonna flood. This is not news, this is an inevitability.
- Wait. Is this question serious? Really??? – The mental midgets at Newsweek ran a piece with the following breathless headline: “WHY ARE MOST POLITICIANS WHITE 52 YEARS AFTER THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW?” Ummmmm…lessee here….hey, could it be because most people in America are white, even 52 years later? Now we know why Newsweek exists only in bandwidth. My goodness.
Just another day in praying for CalExit America.
That is all.
Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- A few weeks ago, Politico quoted an unnamed DC-based Democrat consultant who described the Party’s congressional leadership as “an assisted living center.” Now, having reached the age of enjoying movie theater discounts a few years ago myself, far be it from me to speak ill of the aging. Well, ok, I actually do it all the time when it comes to congress, so nevermind all that. Congressional leaders are pretty much like the population of an assisted living center, and it isn’t limited to the Democrats.
- Here’s what I’ve seen this morning as I scan the Internet and watch TV news to catch up on what’s happening:
- Arizona Sen. John McCain just had intra-cranial surgery to remove a blood clot above his eye, and is now home recuperating. McCain’s surgery is being cited by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as a reason why he has now decided to delay a vote on the Senate GOP version of medical insurance reform by at least a week. McCain is 80 years old, McConnell is 75.
- Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly mulling over a decision whether or not to challenge California Sen. Dianne Feinstein when she runs for re-election next year. Jenner is well-known to be a Republican, and has long expressed interest in political matters. Sen. Feinstein has served in the Senate since 1992, and is 84 years old. Jenner is a comparative spring chicken at age 67.
- Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-TX, has somehow figured out that ObamaCare is a partisan issue (something most Americans figured out in 2009), telling “Meet The Press” on Sunday that “Unfortunately, this has become a partisan issue, and our Democratic friends are refusing to lift a finger to help the very constituents who are being hurt.” Yes, folks, Sen. Cornyn still labors under the illusion that Senate Democrats who have been at absolute, overt war with the GOP and the American people for half a century are his “friends.” Sen. Cornyn has only this year qualified for Medicare – age 65 – but will never have to suffer under its restrictions and bureaucratic roadblocks since members of congress have long exempted themselves from such inconveniences.
- Nominal Republican Senator Susan Collins outright adopted Democrat talking points in a Sunday appearance on CNN, telling the fake host there that “This bill would impose fundamental, sweeping changes in the Medicaid program. Those (changes) include very deep cuts that would affect some of the most vulnerable people in our society, including disabled children, poor seniors. It would affect our rural hospitals and our nursing homes.” As a reward for her service, Sen. Collins – age 64 – was called up to the stage at a concert featuring Cyndi Lauper, who hailed Collins as “my hero.” *sigh*
- This parade of the addled, the lame and the simply ineffective and dim could go on and on, but here’s the point: Congress is in the process of deciding what the nation’s health insurance system – and therefore, the nation’s health delivery system – will look like for coming generations. This is unfortunately a federal intervention into 1/6th of the U.S. economy that the leaders of both political parties agree needs to happen. The Democrats accomplished the initial takeover in 2010 without a single Republican vote, and the Republicans appear to be limping towards making some sort of “reform” to the government-mandated system without receiving a single Democrat vote.
- There are many huge problems with this process, but it seems to me that the single biggest part of it is that every person in leadership of both parties who making these decisions for future generations is old enough to be retired – and most should have long ago been forcibly retired by the voters – and all are exempt for life from suffering the inevitable bad consequences of these decisions.
- That Democrat consultant’s comment about an “assisted living center” was funny because it was perceived as being largely true. But the truth, of course, is that none of these senior citizens in congressional leadership will ever have to spend a day in such a facility. They will all retire wealthy (many of them mysteriously so) and live their final days in gated communities or estates surrounded by high walls and security guards to protect them from the rabble who must endure the effects of their decisions.
- This is the worst possible way to make such policy, and the worst possible class of individuals to lead such an effort. But here we are.
Just another day in assisted living center America.
That is all.