Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 3.22.2017

  • So, are you going to love the judge, or list the judge?:  I don’t know about anyone else, but it is really difficult to even listen to these confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch.  The questioning and posturing by the Democrats has become so transparently fake and scripted that it’s become like watching one of those “Love it or List it” shows on HGTV.  You know, one of those shows that is supposed to be “reality”, but is painful to watch because every word anyone on the show says is so obviously written by someone else and recited in a very stilted manner by someone who is not an actor.  When that person is a near-invalid like Patrick Leahy, who obviously needs help identifying which shoe goes on which foot in the morning, or a rank mental midget like Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, it becomes even more painful to watch. Can’t someone coach these people up?
  • Senator Smalley stands out in this crowd.:  This is why, when I saw several followers on my Twitter account (@GDBlackmon) claiming that Sen. Al Franken was “the most serious” of the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, it didn’t really surprise me.  After all, Mr. Franken is the only trained actor of the entire bunch, and thus will naturally come across as most believable and serious when reading words fed to him by someone else.  He’s been doing it his entire life.
  • Here’s how bereft of talent the Democratic Party is:  When they wanted someone to write a guest opinion piece in the Washington Post putting forth the thesis that “White House dishonesty is a threat to national security”, the party trotted out…wait for it…wait for it…former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice!  I swear I’m not making that up. Really, the lead person who went on every Sunday morning talk show purveying the abject lie that the 9/11/2012 assault on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi was instigated by an anti-Islam cartoon is who the Democrats consider to be their best voice for “honesty” in government.  Seriously, you couldn’t make this stuff up if you wanted to.
  • And here’s how bereft of any valid argument against confirming Judge Gorsuch the Democratic Party is:  Judge Gorsuch’s incredibly astute performance in yesterday’s second day of hearings, during which none of the Democrats were able to lay a glove on him no matter how ridiculous their questioning became, obviously threw Cryin’ Chuckie Schumer into a panic.  Left with no valid reason to oppose the Judge’s nomination, Schumer trotted out a new argument:  Because our bi-polar FBI Director James Comey claims (though why anyone would believe a word Mr. Comey says at this point is beyond all reason) that his agency is still investigating the fake Russia/Trump campaign non-connection, we just can’t place President Trump’s nominee onto the court.  Naturally, the Fake Indian Senator from Massachusetts expressed her agreement via smoke signals (or maybe it was on Twitter) late in the evening.  *sigh*
  • ummm…shouldn’t there be, like, a warning sign or something?:  An Idaho boy was injured when he was hit with cyanide spray from a device designed to ward off coyotes and other predators of farm animals.  The boy’s dog was killed by the spray.  The spring loaded device activated when the boy walked up to it out of curiosity and touched it.  The device had been placed there by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Your federal government in action.

Just another day in Trump Derangement Syndrome America.

That is all.

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