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Jim Acosta And Beto Beclown Themselves on the Border Issue

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The ball’s in your court, Alexandria. – Some of you may have seen the tweet issued a couple of weeks ago by socialist dimwit Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in which she said something I actually agree with for the first time:

“Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well.  It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision.  Have some integrity.”

Well, golly, our intrepid Millennial heroine is getting her chance to follow through on her stated belief today, which is pay day for federal workers, and members of congress, too. As Fox News reported two days ago, fully 13 of her freshmen colleagues had already notified the payroll office that they would forego their pay so long as the partial shutdown continues.

GOP freshman Dan Crenshaw from Texas made it 14 with his own tweet yesterday:

But AOC? Well, she has remained oddly silent on the matter.  Turns out that, being the good socialist she is, the stuff that comes out of her mouth applies to other people – the little people, the people out here in flyover country – but not to her.  This whole congress thing is turning out to be a little harder than she thought it was going to be.  Go figure.

Speaking of leftist dimwit heroes… – Even though he no longer holds a political office of any kind, Texas senate race loser Irish Bob O’Rourke is making sure we don’t forget about him as he prepares to announce his inevitable run for the Democrat Party’s 2020 presidential nomination. He’s accomplishing that goal by streaming himself live doing all sorts of things onto his Instagram page, which is followed by thousands of teenage girls, the entire editorial staff of the New York Times and that little bald fat guy who hosts a show on CNN.

Here’s Irish Bob in the kitchen pretending to cook.  Here’s Irish Bob growing a scraggly beard in obvious imitation of Ted Cruz. Here’s Irish Bob putting others in danger as he videos himself while driving a car. Here’s Irish Bob drinking a beer and cussing.

It’s all a frenzied effort by a twitchy guy married to a billionaire to pretend to be just like all you little people, and you can bet it’s working just great, because Democrats do love a good fraud as demonstrated by every guy they’ve nominated for president since Walter Mondale, who broke them of nominating genuine people by losing 49 states to Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Anyway, Irish Bob might have taken the ruse just a tad too far on Thursday, when he live-streamed himself talking about the border security crisis while having his teeth cleaned.  That’s right – I swear I don’t make this stuff up. Nothing says ‘presidential material’ to a Democrat voter like showing the inside of your mouth while a dental assistant scrapes the plaque off of your molars.

Ben Jacobs, a political reporter for The Guardian, had the best reaction when he tweeted, “God, I hope Beto doesn’t need a colonoscopy anytime soon.”

Speaking of presidential material… – Former San Antonio Mayor and Obama Administration HUD Secretary Julian Castro is set to announce his own candidacy for the Democrat nomination in his home city on Saturday. Castro’s probably too genuine a person and has too many actual accomplishments on his resume’ to actually win the Democrat nomination, but if he runs a credible race he could make a strong vice presidential pick for a Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, who would need some youth and minority creds to balance a ticket.

And since we’re talking about Texas here… – President Donald Trump flew to the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday as he continues to make the case that the border crisis is real and justifies a presidential emergency declaration if congress refuses to deal with the issue even now that some federal employees are going to miss a paycheck for the first time. He held a couple of events with Texas officials and Border Patrol officers and said all the right things.

But the real entertainment – and strongest proof that border walls that are already in place do work – came from the most unlikely source imaginable.

Increasingly pathetic CNN fake reporter Jim Acosta, obviously frustrated that he is no longer called upon at presidential press availabilities, decided to strike out on his own to stage scenes that he believed would debunk the Trump Administration’s crisis claims. The results were predictably hilarious.

Here’s the first tweet Acosta sent out at mid-afternoon:

So, what does that tell us?  Doesn’t the lack of any activity whatsoever where the wall is already in place actually support the case that the wall is working?  Why yes, of course it does.

Unsurprisingly, Acosta’s idiotic quest produced all manner of funny comebacks – here’s one from Ben Shapiro:

Here’s another – read the logo on the hat closely:

Oof.

Acosta’s basically the biggest fraud working on television today, and an utter dolt to boot.

Hey, he’d make a great candidate for the Democrat presidential nomination!

 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Marxism’s New Stalking Horse in America

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

That moment when all the liberal, rich New York Times subscribers on the Upper East Side sat up and said “hey, wait, that’s us!” – Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who is fast replacing Bernie Sanders as Marxism’s favorite stalking horse in the United States, sat down for an interview on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper on Sunday, and hilarity predictably ensued.

First, our intrepid dancing heroine was, as always, completely unable to explain how she would pay for the $40 Trillion-plus price tag for her “Green New Deal” set of proposals, because of course she couldn’t – she’s a Marxist after all, and an incredibly ignorant and ill-informed one to boot.  When asked for an explanation by Cooper, she offered only a dodge:

 “No one asks how we’re gonna pay for this Space Force. No one asked how we paid for a $2 trillion tax cut.”

“We only ask how we pay for it on issues of housing, health care and education,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “How do we pay for it? With the same exact mechanisms that we pay for military increases for this Space Force. For all of these– ambitious policies.”

Oh. But she did offer a bit of a clue – and a warning for all of you wealthy liberals who think she’s just a cute, good-hearted gal from Queens or the Bronx or whichever burrough of New York City raised her to think the crazy things she does – later in the interview, when she said this:

“You know if you look at our tax rates back in the 60s and you have a progressive tax rate system, the tax rate from zero to $75,000 may be 10%, 15% etc. But once you get to the tippy-tops on your $10 million, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70%. That doesn’t mean all $10 million are taxed at an extremely high rate, but it means that as you climb up this ladder you should be contributing more.”

So, for those “tippy-toppers” living in those muti-million dollar condos with wonderful views of Central Park in Manhattan who are already forking over more than 12% of your income in New York’s lovely state and local income taxes, that means that your new hero wants you to fork over more than 82% of your income each year to the various government entities that rule your lives.

Here’s reality: The Democrat Party has become the party of the rich in America during the first 18 years of the 21st century, as more and more rich people of European heritage assuage their “white guilt” by voting for people who specialize in reciting talking points designed to make them feel increasingly guilty.  These are the people who elected AOC, and if they keep re-electing her long enough she is eventually going to come and take it all away from them, because – and read this closely because it’s important – THAT IS WHAT MARXISTS DO.

It is what Marxists have always done, from Lenin to Stalin to Mao to Castro to that thug strongman who is starving his people to death today down in Venezuela.  THIS IS WHO THEY ARE.

Unlike Bernie Sanders, AOC has the advantage of being young and cute and able to release videos of herself dancing on a rooftop while she was in college.  Heck, she almost seems like a normal human being at times because of all of that.

But the best meme I saw on Twitter this past week was this one:

That’s right:  Stalin was young once, too. He was Russia’s AOC, around the turn of the 20th century.  As you can see from that photo, probably taken around 1900, he was a handsome young man, and no doubt an idealistic one who his friends thought was all hip and cool and stuff.  He could probably even dance, too, although the technology did not then exist to provide us video evidence of it.  That “60 million” number is probably an exaggeration, but there is no question that millions upon millions of human lives were lost because of this one man and his pursuit of his ideology, the basis of which is supposed to be “equality” for everyone.

But everything about socialism/communism/Marxism – whatever one wishes to call it – is a lie.  What it really represents is misery for everyone, as the people starving in Venezuela as you read this understand. The people pushing this “misery for all” philosophy can never explain how they would pay for all of their policies or anything else about them with anything resembling facts or truth because there are no facts or truth that supports them.

Which is of course what led to this final bit of hilarity in our cute heroine’s interview with Cooper.  When asked by Cooper about having been repeatedly called out even by the leftist media and her Democrat colleagues for repeated lies, she responded with one of her cute giggles and said:

“Oh my goodness,” an incredulous Ocasio-Cortez said.

“If people want to really blow up one figure here or one word there, I would argue that they’re missing the forest for the trees,” she said. “I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”

Thus, the promotion of equalized misery for everyone becomes the “morally right” thing to do. How very Marxist of her.

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is not a monster yet, because she has no power.  We enjoy making fun of her today because she makes it so darn easy to do.  No doubt, lots of people made fun of Stalin when he was 29, too, and nobody thought Nancy Pelosi was anything particularly special when she was 29, either.

Cortez was elected almost by accident, beating long-time incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democrat primary with just 16,898 votes in the heavily-Democrat congressional district. If the people in her district keep sending her back to congress long enough, she could eventually accumulate power and become able to hold the nation hostage to her insane policies just as Pelosi is doing today in her quest for open borders.

So laugh at AOC today, but know that she won’t be a laughing matter if she’s still on the national stage 20 years from now. Every Marxist monster in history was young once.

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Are Experts Who Are Always Wrong Really “Experts” At All?

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The rules, they are a-changin’. – Hey, remember when all your Democrat friends were telling you that the appropriation of other cultures by white people was all bad and stuff, or something? Well, apparently that’s all gone by the wayside now that Fauxcahontas, one of the most pasty-white people you have ever seen in your life, is running for president.

That’s right:  Little Mouth Always Running, on her campaign’s website, is now telling us that it is somehow “racist” to criticize her for pretending to be an American Indian in order to get hired at Harvard several decades ago, and for keeping that pretense up as a means of boosting her political career.

So, hey, new rules:  Cultural appropriation is peachy-keen if you’re a leftist lunatic who is borrowing someone else’s culture in order to make money or obtain votes under false pretenses.

*sigh*

Tired of all this #Winning yet? – Why are all the “experts” always so damn shocked by the jobs reports?  So, the U.S. economy added 312,000 new jobs in December, shocking all the eminent high muckety-muck economists, who predicted from their high towers that the number would be more like 180,000.

Of course, it wasn’t just these mysterious “expert” economists who were flummoxed by the wonderful report – the fake news media that has been doing its best to tank the U.S. economy since January 20, 2017 was also in a state of shock about it all.  Here’s a sampling of the headlines this morning:

Associated Press:  US employers went on a surprising[!] hiring spree in December

NPR: U.S. Adds Stronger-Than-Expected[!] 312,000 Jobs

Daily Mail: US economy adds 312,000 jobs in December, nearly DOUBLE[!] the number forecast by economists

CNN: U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Rise 312,000 in December Vs. 184,000 Expected [Man, you know CNN detested having to report that]

And on and on it went. The hilarious thing about this is that all these same “experts” were also shocked at every jobs report during the Obama years, but they were invariably shocked because the actual numbers were so low when compared to their pie-in-the-sky expectations.

The moral of this story is this:  Just as it is best to never listen to what the Inside-the-Beltway “experts” on your TV screen have to say about politics, it is best to never believe economists our fake news media identifies as “experts” when it comes to the economy.

Speaking of “experts”… – Democrat Senator Ben Cardin came out of a 2-hour meeting on border security at the White House and told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that “experts” are telling the Democrats that walls don’t work.

That, of course, is a damnable lie. There are no “experts” telling the Democrats any such thing, since any true “expert” on the matter has to admit that walls are indeed extremely effective at keeping out intruders.  This has been proven time after time after time in countries all over the world, and even in San Diego, California, where the wall constructed in the 1990s has reduced the illegal immigrant problem by 95%.

Anyone telling the Democrats that walls don’t work is a hack, a liar and most likely a politically-motivated leftist.  Which of course is the only kind of “expert” any of today’s Democrats are willing to listen to. Naturally, Mr. Blitzer had neither the motivation nor the presence of mind to ask Cardin to identify any of these “experts” by name.  Because, CNN.

Let’s close this out with some Twitter fun from Friday:

She was dipping into the family firewater…

I have to watch some paint dry…

Reuters needs to consult with a new Twitter “expert”…

Time for the Democrats to haul out some more fake “experts”…

It’s Austin.  It had to either be Avocados or flour tortillas…

But…but…where’s Fauxcahontas?…

Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw perfectly sums up the AOC Dance Video…

And finally, our fake news media will do anything to protect their beloved Democrats (pardon the obscenity, but it’s apparently going to become just a part of our normal political discourse now)…

*sigh*

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Soledad O’Brien Personifies the Media’s All-Consuming Hubris

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Soledad O’Brien: News Faker of the Week! – Soledad O’Brien, who learned the fake news trade at MSNBC and CNN and now does some sort of syndicated talk show, got on her Twitter feed yesterday to join D-list actress Alyssa Milano in bashing President Donald Trump for not visiting U.S. troops overseas over the holidays.

When former Fox News host Brit Hume pointed out that, by the time Milano had tweeted out her insult, the President and First Lady Melania Trump were already in Iraq preparing to visit the troops there, the hubris-addled O’Brien replied by saying, “Shaming him seems to work.”

Think of how demented a person must be to believe that, because she and her fake media pals started criticizing him over the weekend for presumably not visiting troops, the President of the United States of America dropped everything he was doing, jumped on Air Force One and took off for Iraq. It is the definition of unbridled hubris.

As Dan Bongino pointed out yesterday evening, Presidential trips overseas are logistical nightmares.  They cannot be done on the spur of the moment, simply because a president gets upset about bad news reports and wants to make it stop. These things must be planned weeks in advance, with every moment of the president’s time accounted for, allowing time for the Secret Service to set up appropriate security at every stop along the way.

Despite the petulantly-negative media coverage – because of course it was negative – the President and First Lady received overwhelmingly enthusiastic receptions from troops in Iraq and later in Germany. Here are some photos:

One more thing: Melania Trump became the first First Lady to visit troops overseas since Laura Bush made the trip in 2005. You won’t see Soledad or Alyssa making any positive tweets about that little fact, because hey, Michelle might be watching.

After all, you never saw any of them holding “Hopey Changey” hats when Obama visited. – CNN’s big outrage story related to the POTUS/First Lady’s visit to Iraq was about all the troops who showed up with red MAGA caps. CNN’s crack legal team has decided that the President’s signing of several of them puts the soldiers in violation of military regulations, because of course CNN is going to say that.

Oh, and the media also criticized Melania for wearing Timberland boots during the trip. I kid you not.

*sigh*

That time when Morning Joe pretended to channel Jesus Christ:

Ocasio-Cortez Update:

For the record, Mary, Joseph and their baby were not “refugees” in any sense of that word. They in fact traveled to Bethlehem in order to register for the Roman census. But in the fantasy world that Ms. Cortez occupies, there is no such thing as “truth.” Which, come to think of it, just makes her your common, every day socialist. Nothing special at all.

When is 42% reported as 5.1%? When the U.S. media is reporting it! – The Wall Street Journal published a piece celebrating strong U.S. consumer spending around this Christmas season.  Here’s a quote:

Shoppers delivered the strongest holiday sales increase for U.S. retailers in six years, according to early data.  Total U.S. retail sales, excluding automobiles, rose 5.1% between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 from a year earlier, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks both online and in-store spending with all forms of payment. Overall, U.S. consumers spent over $850 billion this holiday season, according to Mastercard.

The Wall Street Journal owes its readers an explanation.

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Tuesday Was a Huge Policy Day For President Trump

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

I’m in a hurry this morning as I rush to head out for vacation through Christmas day (Campaign Updates will be sporadic through that time), so this will just be a series of short takes on news that everyone should be aware of today.

First, Tuesday was a huge day from a policy standpoint for the Trump Administration:

This was the most important policy news from Tuesday, regardless of what the fake news media tries to tell you. – The Trump Administration is planning to reverse the insane Obama-era school discipline rules that led directly to the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida early this year. Here’s a link to the piece I wrote on this subject on February 25:  “How an Insane Liberal Money Grab Led to the Parkland Shootings”.

This was the second most important policy news from Tuesday. – By a vote of 87-12, the Senate passed a prison reform bill written by Utah Senator Mike Lee and endorsed by President Trump. This is long overdue and much needed.

This was the third most important policy news from Tuesday. – The Trump Administration bans bump stocks. Before anyone starts haranguing me about the 2nd Amendment, let me stop you from wasting your time.  Bump stocks are toys. The 2nd Amendment does not guarantee us a right to keep and bear toys. Get over it.

Personal Note:  I just love the Chuck Schumer pressers where Patty Murray and Dick Durbin stands behind him doing their dead-level best to look like actual serious people.  Tremendous entertainment value there.

Ocasio Ortez Watch: Speaking of tremendous entertainment value, here our intrepid heroine complains about being the victim of fake news without actually denying anything that is in the story she’s complaining about:

She’s so cute.  And how ironic is it to see the Democrat Party’s new Socialist queen echoing the exact same complaints about the fake news media we see daily from President Donald Trump?

Self-awareness is a wonderful life skill, Alexandria.  You should try to obtain some.

Teen Drama Queen Update: Here, James Comey deploys Hillary Clinton’s “at this point, what difference does it make?” post-Benghazi tactic in a non-answer to a question from Mark Meadows…

Note also that Comey repeats the lie – which he knows is an outright lie – that the fake dossier was initially funded by “Republicans opposed to Trump.” That contention was debunked many months ago – it is simply not possible that Comey is unaware of that fact.

The fact that James Comey actually led the FBI for several years is one of the most distressing historic facts of the 21st century. No one has ever done more damage to any law enforcement agency. Well, except for that Sheriff Israel clown down in Broward County.  But other than him, Comey’s the King, er, Queen.

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James Comey Reaches Peak Teen Drama Queen

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Hey, lookey here – the 302 apparently exists after all! – Waiting until the very last possible moment, Robert Mueller and his gang of Clinton/Obama thugs finally, at long last, produced a document purporting to be the orginal FBI 302 form from the FBI’s entrapment interview with General Mike Flynn. The production of the key document comes just hours before today’s scheduled sentencing hearing, and the document is heavily redacted. Because of course it is.

Les is no more.:  Wait – what’s this? A big media company actually did the right thing in a massive sexual harassment scandal? This must be a work of fiction, right? No? It’s real? Go figure.

Yes, friends, this would never happen at NBC, MSNBC or CNN, but over at CBS Corp., the people in charge decided on Monday to terminate former CEO Les Moonves for cause in the midst of a massive sexual abuse scandal, denying him the $122 million severance package he would have otherwise been entitled to receive. That’s a big deal, one which no doubt sent waves of fear across senior management teams at big media companies everywhere.

Cool.

Teenage Drama Queen Update: Former FBI Director and current Teenage Drama Queen James Comey exited his second tense day of behind-closed-doors testimony on Capitol Hill and had this to say about the tattered reputation of the agency he “led” for several years:

“Director Comey, the FBI’s reputation has taken a big hit over the last year. Do you share any of the responsibility for that?” the [Fox News] reporter asked.

“No. The FBI’s reputation has taken a big hit because the President of the United States, with his acolytes, has lied about it constantly and, in the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people who watch your network believe that nonsense. That’s a tragedy.”

Congressman Mark Meadows, who questioned Comey in Monday’s hearing, responded very succinctly:

Exactly.  Let’s review just some of the reasons why the FBI’s reputation has taken hits in recent years:

  • Comey himself led a sham investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server;
  • Comey himself led an effort to illegally spy on the Trump presidential campaign and transition team;
  • The FBI revealed to be fully aware of and actively surveiling a series of Islamic terrorists and school shooters;
  • The utter failure of the FBI to conduct anything remotely resembling a competent investigation of the worst mass shooting in American history in Las Vegas;
  • The revelation of the texts of Super Duper Agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page;
  • The FBI’s active support of the Gestapo tactics deployed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller;
  • The FBI’s resolute refusal to respond to 2 years of legal document requests issued by an array of congressional committees;
  • The FBI’s habit of “redacting” key passages from key documents solely to cover-up wrongdoing by FBI officials;
  • The repeated commissions of outright perjury before congressional committees by Comey, Andrew McCabe, Strzok and other FBI officials;
  • The firing and forced resignations of a broad array of senior FBI personnel over the past year, including McCabe, Strzok, James Baker and many others.

This list could honestly go on and on, but the point is clear: The reason the FBI’s former reputation as the nation’s premier law-enforcement agency is in tatters today is directly attributable to the Obama-era decision by Comey and his leadership team to stop enforcing the law on anyone associated with the Clintons or the Obamas.  Under Comey, and Robert Mueller before him, the FBI was turned into nothing more than the aggressive attack dog for the Deep State, and that is sadly the state in which it remains today.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders summed the day up perfectly.:

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Assessing blame where it belongs is the key to Progressive life.:

The truth about electric vehicles:

Hey, let’s go get our exercise in and play a game of pot!:

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

Would’ve been more effective if I’d said “whose” instead of “who’s”, but there are no do-overs on Twitter.

Deep thoughts on free speech, by Ted Lieu…:

Ocasio Cortez Watch, Part II: Alexandria needs a break. –  Yes, friends, our intrepid heroine feels the need to take a break for “self care”, even before the session starts.  And guess what? She doesn’t even know what “self care” means.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up:

*sigh*

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The Democrats’ “Biggest Stars” Just Keep Growing Dimmer

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Ted, you’re not supposed to say that out loud. –  California Rep. Ted Lieu is one of the most execrable members of congress. In addition to the mere fact of being a Democrat, Lieu joins Maxine Waters in combining the worst combination of character traits any human being can possess: Overwhelming arrogance mixed with massive stupidity.

On Wednesday, these traits led Lieu to let one of the many Democrat unspoken cats out of the bag on national television, telling CNN’s vapid host Brianna Keiller the following:

 “I would love if I could have more than five minutes to question witnesses. Unfortunately, I don’t get that opportunity. However, I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so, and that’s simply a function of the First Amendment”.

Yes, friends, in case you weren’t already aware of it, your Democrat friends want to regulate what you can and cannot say, and in fact are already well along the way to doing that in social media and our nation’s college campuses. They aren’t supposed to talk about it publicly, but every once in a while one of their dumber colleagues, like Lieu, slips up.  There you go.

Speaking of Democrats… – If you still doubt that the participants in the “migrant caravan” assembled down in Tijuana would become Democrats if they ever manage to enter the United States, Tuesday should have locked the case up for you.

That was the day that several hundred of them staged two separate “marches” to the U.S. Consulate in that Mexican city, and upon arrival demanded that they either be allowed into the United States, or that they be paid $50,000 each – by American taxpayers – to return to their home country.  I swear I do not make this stuff up.

So, not only do they want to come into America where most of them plan to become wards of the state, they now want to be paid reparations for their stupid decision to leave their home countries. Literally, the perfect Democrat voter mindset.

And now you know why Democrat Party leaders are so desperate to preserve our failed immigration laws.

A real Texas Hispanic challenges Beto Mania. – Figuring I suppose that hey, if a good-looking young white Texas guy pretending to be an Hispanic can run for president with no visible qualifications for the job, why can’t a real Hispanic Texan do the same, San Antonio’s Julian Castro announced on Wednesday he is forming an exploration committee in preparation to run for the presidency in 2020.

He’s a virtual clone of Irish Bob O’Rourke: Young, good-looking, good speaker, looks good on television, great at reciting approved talking points to the media, all the qualifications anyone apparently needs anymore to run for the Democrat nomination. Unlike Irish Bob, though, Castro actually is Hispanic. He also has some apparent actual qualifications for the job, being a former successful mayor of a major city (San Antonio) and having served as HUD Secretary for a few years during the Obama Administration.

Also unlike Irish Bob, though, Castro has not demonstrated the ability to excite the Democrat masses or raise tens of millions of dollars from wealthy leftists in Hollywood and New York. That is, of course, part of what his “exploratory committee” will be exploring in the coming weeks, because Castro, unlike Irish Bob, is not married to a billionaire, and won’t be able to largely self-fund his primary race if need be.

Ocasio Cortez Update!:

Yes, friends, Matthew Yglesias, writing at leftist activist site Vox.com, wants you to agree to change the constitution so that the femme fatal from Queens – who he calls “the biggest star in the Democratic Party” – could run for the presidency in 2020, when she will be all of 30 years of age.

Oh, but it gets better.

Yglesias doesn’t want to just lower the age for running for the presidency, he wants to eliminate all restrictions on the right to run. In Matty’s brave new world, any “registered voter” – which would include all those illegal immigrants who are now legally allowed to register to vote in California – would be able to run for the highest office in the land.

Think about the possibilities here: If Emanuel Macron, with his 18% approval rating, wants to transfer his society-destroying magic from France to the New World, he could just fly to San Francisco, register to vote, and instantly become a leading contender for the Democrat Party nomination, given that Democrats have been trying their best to destroy U.S. society since they elected Woodrow Wilson. Teresa May, fresh off of barely surviving her vote of no confidence after royally screwing up the whole Brexit thing, could do the same thing. Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian President to whom Obama and his fellow Democrats were happy to give $150 billion a few years ago, same deal.

Matty Yglesias, who is in fact a leading voice of American progressivism, says, hell, why not?

Your Democrat Party in action.

Breathtaking.

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Another Obama Judge, Another Illegal Ruling

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The media keeps hyping, and Mueller just keeps winding it down. –  The White House announced yesterday that President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three glorious words) has returned his answers to the questions that had been submitted to him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Speaking with Jonathan Swain at Axios, presidential attorney Rudy Giuliani basically said he thinks this will be the extent of the President’s direct interactions with Mueller and his merry, diminishing band of Clinton/Obama hacks.

Guiliani said he thinks that, while it is “possible” that Mueller might try to issue a subpoena to compel verbal testimony by President Trump, that process would “consume months” and end up with Mueller losing the battle.  He also said that, “I don’t think they have any evidence of collusion of any kind. I think their obstruction case, as a legal matter, doesn’t exist.”

The next steps here are, like everything else related to the Special Counsel’s fake “investigation”, unclear and open simply to the whims of Mr. Mueller. If he follows the path he has obviously been embarked upon since July, which has been a slow winding down of his staff and the pace of his investigation, he will take the President’s answers, roll them into a final report, and submit that report within the next few months while farming out any remaining prosecutable cases he thinks he has to the Justice Department.

Or he might decide to continue to keep his Spanish Inquisition-style pursuits of fringe players like reporter Jerome Corsi and Roger Stone alive so he and his evil minions can keep fleecing the government out of millions of dollars for several more months. Either way, it’s more obvious today than ever that, where the President is concerned, he is holding a big bag of nothing.

It is also obvious that, despite all the media wailing to the contrary, President Trump is more than happy to let Mueller continue twisting in the wind and has no intention of firing him. Matt Whitaker was not appointed to be acting Attorney General to take Mueller out, but he is now exercising some real oversight on the conduct of the investigation, which will only serve to incentivize Mueller to complete his work and move along.

The most likely scenario is that the Mueller investigation ends not with the bang of an indicted president, but with the soft thud of a few process-crime guilty pleas and indictments of Russian ham sandwiches that will never be eaten. It’s long past time for Mueller to put up or shut up.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

To no one’s surprise, an Obama-appointed left-wing activist judge, Jon Tigar, ruled yesterday that President Trump has no authority to deny asylum to anyone who does not conform to the legal process of presenting themselves at a formal port of entry. This ruling is absurd and will no doubt be overturned, but in the meantime the Administration must figure out what to do about the invading hordes at our Southern border.

Thousands are already there, and another “caravan” of more than 10,000 – which is being studiously ignored by our fake news media – is making its way up through Mexico as we speak. Word is that more caravans are already being formed up in Honduras in anticipation that U.S. judges appointed by Obama will continue thwarting Trump Administration efforts to contain the flood.

This is an invasion, plain and simple. It is well-funded, high-organized and managed by leftist activist groups funded by George Soros and other wealthy globalists. It is an assault on U.S. sovereignty designed to turn our country into just another third-world shithole, to use a phrase that others have coined.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, concerned that the thousand of immigrants already occupying the streets of Tijuana are already causing major problems and infiltrated with as many as 500 violent gang members, issued the following tweet mid-day yesterday:

This is an invasion. That’s what it is. There is no more appropriate word with which to describe it. President Trump, as commander in chief, has as his highest sworn duty the obligation to protect our nation’s borders from invasion.

There is a strong case to be made that the President and his administration should simply ignore Judge Tygar’s order under a declaration of a national emergency. Indeed, given that Trump’s executive order denying asylum to those who enter the country illegally was issued as a national security directive, it is not even subject to judicial review. Tigar clearly overstepped his bounds, and he also ignored the fact that the man who appointed him, Barack Obama, changed immigration law via an executive order when he issued his own order protecting the “Dreamers” from deportation.

Would Democrats and the fake news media go nuts and lambast President Trump for making such a move? Sure, they would. So it would be just like any other day for this President. So what?

For its part, the White House issued the following statement in response to Tigar’s ruling:

“This decision will open the floodgates, inviting countless illegal aliens to pour into our country on the American taxpayer’s dime,” the statement continued. “This temporary injunction is yet another example of activist judges imposing their open border policy preferences, which are rejected by the overwhelming majority of the American people, and interfering with the executive branch’s authority to administer the immigration system in a manner that ensures the Nation’s safety, security, and the rule of law.”

“We will take all necessary action to defend the executive branch’s lawful response to the crisis at our southern border.”

Meanwhile, during his latest impromptu press availability held before he boarded Marine One, the President had this to say:

“People should not be allowed to immediately run to this very friendly circuit and file their case — and you people know better than anybody what is happening is a disgrace, in my opinion, it is a disgrace what happens with the 9th Circuit. We will win that case in the Supreme Court of the United States,” Trump said.

They’d better hurry.

That is all.

 

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By Failing to Police its Own House, the WHCA is Destroying the Press Corps

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

No comedian at the Nerd Prom?  So, just like last year, then. –  The White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) announced on Monday that this year’s White House Press Dinner will feature presidential biographer Ron Chernow rather than another of the horrible, un-funny “comedians” that had become its tradition.

This is all a backlash to the despicable performance delivered at last year’s nerd prom by Michelle Wolf, who parlayed the national attention gained from that night into a Netflix show that lasted about 15 minutes before it was cancelled because nobody was watching. True to form, Wolf responded to yesterday’s news exactly how one would expect:

Speaking of shameless attention-seekers, I’m old enough to remember when Kirsten Powers was not certifiably insane. – CNN commentator Kirsten Powers told that network’s depraved audience that all white women who voted for Donald Trump are racists, and no one at CNN blinked an eye since she made her remark on the show hosted by raging bigot Don Lemon. But the comment did result in a major backlash on Twitter, because of course it did.

Powers, who has made a habit of saying all manner of outlandish things on CNN in recent months in her ongoing effort to become relevant to the depraved Democrat voter base, responded to the backlash with this tweet:

Here’s the thing: Kirsten actually thought that tweet made things better. She really did. Get some professional help, Kirsten.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

 

Ok, so, Trump was right, right?  Right. – California Governor Jerry Brown, facing a human tragedy of unimaginable proportions, quietly proposed legislation that would implement sweeping changes to the management of forests in the Golden State.

In doing so, Brown abandoned his specious claims that the massive and deadly wildfires his state has seen in recent years are caused by “climate change”, and basically admitted that President Donald Trump is right to point the finger at the idiotic forest management policies that result from that cult-like belief in climate dogma. Brown’s new bill will allow the logging of larger trees and building of new roads without obtaining permits, along with other measures designed to thin the forest undergrowth that has grown out of control and which provides the kindling and fuel for the massive and rapidly-moving fires seen in California over the past decade.

The death toll from this latest outbreak of major fires rose above 80 on Monday, with more than 1,000 citizens still unaccounted-for. Those deaths are the legacy of Gov. Brown and the radical environmental movement towards which he has spent the last 8 years pandering. It is a crying shame that it took this level of human loss to convince the Governor to finally, at long last do the right thing and begin managing his state’s forests again. Incoming Governor Gavin Newsome, who, along with Brown toured the devastation with President Trump over the weekend, has inherited a giant mess. It remains to be seen if he is a serious enough person to adequately deal with it.

So, it’s gonna be cold? That’s global warming, too. – The National Weather Service is predicting record cold temperatures throughout the Northeast over this Thanksgiving weekend. The same climate cultists who insist we should not attempt to manage forests will also insist that those record cold temperatures are due to “global warming.” Or something.

Meanwhile, back at the White House… – The White House press office fully restored CNN performance artist Jim Acosta’s press pass on Monday, resulting in the dismissal of CNN’s lawsuit over the matter.  At the same time, the White House issued a simple set of rules for Acosta and his fellow tantrum-throwing fake journalists to follow at future press briefings:

  • A journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists.
  • At the discretion of the President or other White House official taking questions, a follow-up question or questions may be permitted; and where a follow up has been allowed and asked, the questioner will then yield the floor.
  • Yielding the floor” includes, when applicable, physically surrendering the microphone to White House staff for use by the next questioner.
  • Failure to abide by any of rules may result in suspension or revocation of the journalist’s hard pass.

That’s all well and good, but basically, the right answer for the White House lies in what I have been advocating in this space since March, 2017: Stop holding formal press briefings, period. The President alluded to this possibility in his interview over the weekend with Chris Wallace, and to their great credit, the White House has already cut back on the number of briefings Sanders conducts, holding only a handful each month since July.

The right thing to do here is to notify the WHCA that the next breach of decorum by an Acosta or April Ryan or any of the other preening peacocks who loiter around the White House grounds each day will result in the immediate suspension of all briefings until the press itself has properly dealt with the offender. In fact, by raising that scenario with Wallace, President Trump has essentially issued that fair warning.

There are myriad ways in today’s high-tech society for the White House to satisfy its duty to keep the American people informed of its daily activities on their behalf. The holding of formal briefings so that peacocks like Acosta can preen and squawk for the cameras is not required and frankly not even among the better means of living up to this duty.

Just as limiting or eliminating their ability to satisfy their need for attention is the most effective way for parents to deal with their acting-up toddlers, it is also the most effective way for the White House to deal with acting-up reporters. The very fact that a set of rules for decorum had to be written and published is proof of that reality.

But it all became necessary due to the failure by the WHCA to properly do its job and police its own membership, just as the change in format for the Nerd Prom was needed due to the failure of the WHCA to properly control its featured speakers. The truth is that the WHCA is an association of “professionals” who refuse to enforce professional standards of behavior on their own membership. When that happens, someone in authority has to find a way to do that job for them.

What we saw on Monday was the result.

That is all.

 

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