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The Government Shutdown, Day 1: Shouting Pussy Hats and Sweating Democrats

  • It’s Sunday, and somehow we’re all still here!  Yes, friends, despite the “shutdown” of almost 14 whole percent of our national government for a full day, American society has inexplicably managed to survive, as 330 million citizens who Democrats don’t give a damn about and 800,000 DACA  “kids” who average 26 years of age who Democrats pretend to care about soldiered on through their daily lives.  It’s a miracle!  God bless us, every one!
  • The pussy hat-wearing, profanity-shouting “Women’s” marchers were back at in on Saturday, and nobody still knows what exactly it is they’re all demonstrating about.  When Fox News began its coverage of the protesters in Washington, panning the crowd at the National Mall, the first sign the camera came across said simply, “F*ck You!”, only without that asterisk.  That was totally appropriate since that seems to be the only truly coherent message the protesters are conveying.
  • But those marchers or protesters or whatever they call themselves were a positive sign for the nation, since their presence at the Mall and in 20-odd other cities across the country meant that the interstate highway system was open and functioning, given that 90% of those people were bused into those cities and paid to be there in their pussy hats by George Soros.  So hey, the radical left was still able to make its one and only contribution to commerce in the United States despite the government “shutdown.”
  • But maybe the real, true, deep message of the protests was properly conveyed by some rapper who calls himself “Common”.  Mr. Common, rapping to the demonstration held in swanky Park City, Utah, belted out the following to the adoring crowd:
    • “The day the women took over, let it continue. Now women get paid as much as men do,
      Dr. Angelou looking from heaven’s window. Telling young girls phenomenal woman is in you,
      Body is a temple. Men don’t pray. Mother Earth’s arms around you saying it’s OK,
      Toilet seat’s down, that’s a no-brainer. Monuments in Washington of Fannie Lou Hamer,
      Harriet, Sojouner’s truth is marching on. Women preachers and world leaders ain’t out the norm.”   I absolutely swear I did not make that up.
  • Despite having not the slightest clue what Mr. Common was rapping about, the assembled crowd roared its approval, and presumably shouted a bunch of curse words at President Trump.  Because that’s how these things go.
  • Jane Fonda was also there in Park City, because of course Jane Fonda was there.  “Everything is at stake.  We’ve got to give it all we’ve got. Time is up,” she told the crowd of extremely wealthy people, echoing the cliches used by every high school football coach in every halftime speech in America.  You would think someone who’s spent her entire adult life trying to destroy this country at events like this could come up with something better.
  • Back in Washington, politicians in both parties spent the entire day blaming the other side for the 14% shutdown, while doing absolutely nothing to end it.  The Republicans have figured out that this this thing is not harming them politically in any way, so they have no real incentive to offer any more concessions than they already have, and the Democrats spent all day waiting on another poll from CNN to tell them which way to jump.  Unfortunately, no such poll was in the works, so Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi spent the day stuttering and stammering before the TV cameras, looking as if they need to be administered mental acuity exams.
  • Meanwhile, Twitter remained all a-twitter about the four-page memo about Obama-era spying on the Trump Campaign and transition team that was made available for viewing by members of the House of Representatives on Thursday.   Conservatives spent the second straight day demanding the classified memo be released to the public, while nervous leftwingers spent all day demanding it be kept secret because releasing it would be so darn divisive or something.
  • Multiple reports indicate that more than 150 members of the House have now viewed the memo, including no more than 3 Democrats.  Democrats, of course, avoid being exposed to the truth much like the Wicked Witch of the West avoided being exposed to water, since the truth is always fatal to their world view.
  • Despite the impatience from those on the political right, it will probably be a few weeks before the public sees the memo.  Declassifying a document such as this, produced by a congressional committee, is a complex process that requires several levels of approval within congress, the Justice Department and the White House.  That will take some time.
  • Yes, yes, for those of you sitting there thinking, “But the President can declassify anything he wants, you moron!”, I am well aware of that.  But doing that would be seen as a purely political act, and the fake news media would use that to ignore the memo’s content and diminish its impact.
  • Just as with the DOJ Inspector General’s year-long internal investigation of FBI and DOJ wrongdoing, it is best to carefully go through the process, and get all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed, so that no one can be accurately accused of any process violations.
  • Everybody just needs to exercise patience here.  We know for sure that the contents of this memo are damaging to the Democrats.  If they weren’t, bug-eyed Adam Schiff or some other congressional D would have already found a way to leak it to the NYTimes or CNN.
  • Because violating the process is what the Democrats do.  And remember:  The only people sweating this out are Democrats.  We should all be cool with letting them sweat it out for another couple of weeks.
Just another day in sweating Democrats and shouting pussy hats America.
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America Enters Its First “Shithole Countries” News Cycle

[Warning:  This is the first PG-13 version of Today’s Campaign Update.  Today’s Campaign Update will return to its traditional PG format tomorrow.]

  • Me and Rush, tight as ticks. – I caught Rush Limbaugh’s opening segment the last two days, and I’m beginning to think he’s reading my Daily Campaign Updates during his daily show prep. If you listen to the first 8 minutes of his show the last two days and compare that to what I wrote, there’s a lot of not just the same points, but a lot of exact wording being used.  I’m cool with that, Rush.  But give me a shout out sometime, ok?  Thanks.
  • You just cannot make this stuff up. – USA Today reported on Thursday that many radical “women’s” advocates are ditching their pink pussyhats.  Why?  Oh, you’ll never guess why.  Go ahead, guess.  Nope, try again.  Nope.  Ok, here’s the answer:  They’re ditching their pussy hats because, and I’m quoting here, “the pink pussyhat excludes and is offensive to transgender women and gender non-binary people who don’t have typical female genitalia and to women of color because their genitals are more likely to be brown than pink.”  There are a million things – literally – I could say about this, but in the interest of decorum, I will just leave it at that.
  • Terminally un-funny comic and notorious drunk Chelsea Handler demonstrated yet again what a perfect spokeswoman she is for the progressive left on Wednesday by accusing – in the most graphic language possible – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of being a closeted homosexual on her Twitter account.  Senator Graham, a lifelong bachelor, has steadfastly denied this claim repeatedly during his political career.  Remember when  progressives were the tolerant ones?  Or at least put up the pretense of being so?  Yeah, good times…
  • Ok, so, we are well in to the “shithole countries” news cycle, in which everyone in the fake news media goes berserk over a comment made in what was supposed to be a closed meeting by the President of the United States.  I won’t defend that language, which is completely inappropriate for any U.S. president to use about other countries.  Nor will I defend the President’s timing, which steps all over his message on immigration and destroyed the narrative of what was otherwise an extremely positive day for his immigration policies.  But I will defend the sentiment:  We simply need a smarter immigration policy for our country.
  • We should be – as our country has done throughout most of its history – focused on bringing in people who can actually contribute to our society in meaningful ways, and who wish to assimilate into our society.  We have spent the last 50 years under an immigration policy designed to favor immigrants who have no interest in assimilating into U.S. society, simply because such immigrants are more likely to vote Democrat.  The Democrat Party wants a Balkanized country, a divided America, because a divided country favors its electoral politics.  Simple as that.
  • But even Democrats weren’t always as interested in dividing America along racial and ethnic lines.  In pushing his 1965 immigration bill, Ted Kennedy said , “[the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia.”  That’s 52 years ago, of course, but YouTube is full of videos of Democrat luminaries like Chuck Schumer, the Pantsuit Princess and Harry Reid expounding on the need to protect our borders, send “illegal aliens” (yes, as recently as 9 years ago, Schumer used that term in the well of the Senate) back to their home countries, and promote policies that encourage new legal immigrants to learn English and assimilate into American society.  Yeah, good times…good times…
  • All the “shithole countries” talk aside, all of you Trump supporters who spend too much time listening to professional rabble rousers like Ann Coulter and #nevertrumpists who were warning you that the President was about to sell the country out by agreeing to amnesty with no border protections should have been breathing sighs of relief at day’s end on Thursday.  President Trump’s frustrated remark came in a meeting with several pro-amnesty senators who believed they had just the deal for him:  a deal that would provide the DREAMers a 10-15 year path to citizenship, modify (but not eliminate) chain migration, provide a down payment on border security measures without full funding, and modify (but not eliminate) the immigration lottery system, the continuation of which was what led to Mr. Trump becoming so irritated.
  • That was a classic Washington DC compromise deal, a conglomeration of counterproductive half-measures in which everyone involved would get part, but not all of what they wanted, and could have all declared “victory”.  President Trump turned it down flat, because it was a lousy deal for the country, and because it would have violated his campaign promises on immigration.  Make no mistake:  there is a deal to be made here, and it is obvious.  That deal is that the DREAMers get immediate legal status with a path to citizenship; the border wall/enhanced security gets fully funded; chain migration ends; and the immigration lottery goes away over time.  That’s the deal the President will accept, and it is completely consistent with his campaign promises.
  • Honestly, folks, how many of those campaign promises must this man keep to you before you all start showing a little faith in him?

Just another day in “shithole countries” America.

That is all.

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