Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 4.8.2017

  • Airing the UN’s dirty laundry in the light of day.  What a concept.:  Nikki Haley is turning out to be the iron lady of the Trump Administration in her role as Ambassador to the United Nations.  In the wake of President Trump’s decision to bomb a Syrian facility that was allegedly the source of the Sarin gas that was used to murder hundreds of Syrians early in the week, Russia requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, which the U.S. currently chairs.  Bolivia, likely acting as a Russian proxy, requested the meeting be held in closed session.  Ambassador Haley immediately denied that request, stating “Any country that chooses to defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime will have to do so in full public view, for all the world to hear.”
  • Someone get this man a straight jacket!:  Meanwhile, over at MSNBC, the certifiable craziness launched into the realm of full-fledged lunacy last night.  Lawrence O’Donnell, one of the fake new network’s fake hosts, was appearing with Rachel Maddow, the network’s star fake host.  One can only assume that they had to fill the time with one another because no one else wanted to become infected with their communicable insanity.  Anyway, during the course of their ranting about the Syria bombing, O’Donnell floated his belief that the use of chemical weapons was in fact orchestrated by none other than…wait for it…wait for it…VLADIMIR PUTIN, so that his great friend, Donald Trump, could then bomb Syria and thus have his public approval ratings in the polls go up.  I swear – I SWEAR – I didn’t make that up.  You can find the video on YouTube if you don’t believe me.
  • Speaking of lunatic leftist conspiracy theories, another of the newest about President Trump – which somewhat amazingly does NOT involve the boogeyman Putin – is that the President, who has a degree from the prestigious Wharton School of Business, has created and run hundreds of businesses and somehow managed to become a billionaire in the process during his life, is “functionally illiterate” and “can barely read.”  The sole source of this latest bit nitwitery is a struggling, attention-seeking, former Saturday Night Live cast member named Taran Killam.  Here is a link to the story, which ran in the very appropriately-named Internet fake news site “BoingBoing”.  That is, of course, the sound the brain of your average progressive lunatic makes as it bounces around in their tiny, thick skull.
  • Whew!  That was hard!  Let’s go on a boondoggle!:  Mitch McConnell and his Senate majority finally got a little real work done this week, dumping the anachronistic filibuster for Supreme Court nominees and getting the incredibly qualified Neil Gorsuch confirmed to fill the vacancy on the Court.  Having almost broken a sweat in getting that done, the Senate will next take a completely undeserved two week vacation.
  • But judge, he kept overheating!:  The New York Post reports that a Delaware woman was sentenced to 40 years in prison for putting anti-freeze in her husband’s steroids, killing him in the process.  Can there be any doubt that Lawrence O’Donnell is preparing a monologue for his next show in which he blames the woman’s actions on the ongoing conspiracy between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin?
  • This guy watches too much MSNBC.:  If you wonder what motivates today’s progressives to maintain their perpetual state of outrage about literally everything, here is a quote from British author Theodore Dalrymple that captures it perfectly:  “Outrage is a substitute for religion: It convinces us that our existence has some kind of meaning or significance beyond itself, that is to say beyond the paltry flux of day-to-day existence, especially when that existence is a securely comfortable one. Therefore we go looking for things to be outraged about as anteaters look for ants. Of all emotions, outrage is not only one of the most pleasurable but also one of the most reliable.”

Just another day in Perpetual Outrage America.

That is all.

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