Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Feel good quote of the week. – “John Brennan…needs a very good lawyer…he’s going to be in front of a grand jury.” – Former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, speaking last night on the Tucker Carlson Show.
Why does Donald Trump hate women so?????? – Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s nominee, yesterday became the first woman ever confirmed to become the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. This woman’s nomination was opposed by 2 Republicans and 43 Democrats in the U.S. Senate.
As far as I can tell, the biggest black mark against Ms. Haspel was the glowing endorsement she received from John Brennan. Certainly does give one pause.
This is in the New York Times so it’s probably fake news, but the fake newspaper of record has a report that big Hollywood muckety-muck agent Jay Sures has recently shopped a new show concept to both CNN and MSNBC. Sures’ big idea is to create a sort of “Crossfire” reboot pairing up …wait for it…Steve Scaramucci and Michael Avenatti! That’s right, The Mooch vs. the Creepy Porn Lawyer, a match made in hell.
Why does the fake news media hate Israel? Good question, though the answer is pretty obvious. – Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz has a very good piece in the Washington Examiner titled “Why Does The Media Encourage Hamas Violence Against Israel?”
It’s a very valid question, because there is no doubt at all that the American media does this, with its incredibly biased coverage of events involving clashes between Hamas-directed “Palestinians” and the Israeli armed forces. The latest such event, of course, took place earlier this week, when Hamas sent thousands of armed protesters to try to breach a border wall.
When more than 4 dozen of the “Palestinians” ended up dead, the U.S. media all sang from the same fake hymnal, declaring it a massacre of “peaceful” protesters. When Hamas later freely admitted that almost all of the dead were in fact armed Hamas terrorist thugs, the American media dropped the story like a hot potato.
The obvious answer to the Professor’s question, of course, is that pretty much every fake reporter, editor and talking head in the American news media is a liberal, and liberals have been taught in American universities to hate Israel with a passion for the last several decades. This anti-Israel bias bleeds into all their reporting, and you end up with the feeding frenzy we saw on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
The better question is this: Why do most American Jews continue to vote for liberal politicians, almost all of whom hate Israel, too? It’s one of the most persistent and maddening aspects of American politics. Perhaps Mr. Dershowitz, a life-long Democrat, should ask that question of himself.
The Examiner also has a report on discussions taking place among the GOP leadership in congress to cancel this year’s month-long August congressional recess:
“Republicans are threatening to keep the Senate open for an extended summer session to process agenda items delayed by Democratic obstruction. But the political benefits of denying incumbent Democrats valuable time on the campaign trail is also factor in the Republicans’ deliberations, and why they appear more willing that usual to give up a treasured annual vacation.”
Before anyone gets too excited about this proposition – which would be an outstanding strategic move – we should all remember that the same discussions took place last year, and the milquetoast Republican leaders ultimately decided they didn’t want to take the media heat they’d receive for actually sticking around Washington and getting the people’s business done.
The wild card this year, though, is the fact that Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Jim Jordan, the three men competing to succeed Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House, are all more aggressive partisans than Ryan has ever been. We can hope that pressure from these men might prod Ryan into doing the right thing here, but it is still ultimately a decision that will be made by Ryan and the depressingly non-aggressive Mitch McConnell.
Bottom line: Be happy if it happens, but don’t go buy any celebratory champagne until it does.
MS-13 is a bunch of sub-human animals – what’s the question here? – After the fake news media uniformly lied about President Trump’s description of MS-13 gang members on Wednesday as “animals” – dishonestly claiming in unison that the President was applying the pejorative term to all immigrants – Mr. Trump was asked about the matter again at an unrelated White House event yesterday evening. His answer was not surprising:
“When the MS-13 comes in, when the other gang members come into our country, I refer to them as animals and guess what — I always will,” Trump told reporters”.
Asked and answered.
Given that the Democrat Party and the fake news media are just two elements of a single political apparatus these days, this and other episodes over the last week bring this question to mind: What does the Democrat Party stand for going into the 2018 mid-term elections?
As far as I can tell, here is the current Democrat Platform:
- They support Hamas, a group that has been listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department since the Clinton Administration, and hate Israel, our country’s most loyal ally for half a century;
- They support MS-13;
- They support the Crazy Little Fat Guy in North Korea over the American President;
- They support the Mullahs in Iran over the American President;
- They’re going to raise your taxes;
- They favor impeaching the President;
- They want to de-fund the military;
- They want to repeal the 2nd Amendment;
- They’re against freedom of speech;
- They want to eliminate borders, and thus end U.S. sovereignty;
- They want to give everyone a job in the government and free college, but have no plan how to fund either.
These are all positions that have been expressed by leaders of the Democrat Party in just the last week. This is not a winning formula.
That vaunted “blue wave” is going to end up becoming just another Democrat “trail of tears.”
Just another day in it’s all falling apart for the Democrats America.
That is all.
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