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Just Like 2012, Romney Folds Like a Cheap Suit

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

When desperate attention-seeking minor celebrities collide… – Those of you who remember when Ellen Barkin was an A-list actress are as old as I am, and that’s a fact. Now she’s a C-lister desperate for attention, which she, like so many of her C- and D-list colleagues, seeks on Twitter.

Yesterday, the C-lister decided that the best way to garner attention would be to go after bad comedian Louis CK, who is staging a comeback of sorts after he was revealed to be a serial sexual harasser by the whole #MeToo movement several months back.  During a performance over the weekend, Mr. CK (or is it just Mr. K? It’s so confusing), himself a shameless and desperate attention seeker, decided that a great way to draw attention in his direction would be say a bunch of really tasteless things about the attention-seeking kids – like the hopelessly tedious and annoying David Hogg – who survived the Parkland shooting early in 2018, and became CNN-celebrities as a result.  Here’s an outtake from that routine:

“These kids … What are you doing? You’re young, you should be crazy, you should be unhinged. Not in a suit saying ‘I’m here to …’ F*** you. You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot. Why does that mean I have to listen to you? Why does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way and now I gotta’ listen to you talking,” the comedian said to thunderous laughter.

Ms. Barkin, being just another leftist idiot who thinks anyone who disagrees with her deserves to die, responded very, very, very predictably to Mr. CK, tweeting the following:

Now, Louis CK has made a career out of saying exactly this kind of outrageous thing about all manner of people in our society. He has literally spent the last 30 years of his life insulting and demeaning people for a living, and made a very good living doing it. Until yesterday, no leftist nutjob in America ever uttered a peep about any of it in protest. But let him go after a bunch of kids who CNN turned into a protected class because they want to take your guns away, and he is suddenly personna non grata.

I am told that Ms. Barkin has a regular gig on some hyper-violent TV show right now, a show that features  copious amounts of gun play. Why does that not surprise me? True to her character, Ms. Barkin’s Twitter rant went on throughout the day and became increasingly shrill and profane. You can read about it in the story linked above.

In any event, there are no heroes in this story, just a couple of shameless attention-seekers with very little socially-redeeming value going after one another in a very public and ugly circular firing squad. Anyone who supports their careers by paying to see Mr. CK’s comedy act or watching Ms. Barkin’s hyper-violent TV show gets what they deserve. Which obviously isn’t much.

Just like in 2012, Mitt Romney folds like a cheap suit. – Maybe it was the backlash of outrage emanating from the GOP base in the wake of his idiotic opinion piece in the Washington Post; perhaps it was President Trump’s refusal to take his bait; or maybe it was the Twitter tongue-lashing he received from his own niece who chairs the Republican National Committee:

Whatever the reason, Mitt Romney, the de facto RINO replacement for the blessedly retiring Jeff Flake, went on CNN yesterday with the execrable newsfaker Jake Tapper, and crawfished like a fry cook backing away from a flaming grill.  Here are some outtakes from that interview:

When asked by Tapper if he plans to challenge President Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, Romney responded:

“No. You may have heard I ran before. I’ve had that experience. And, by the way, I acknowledge the President was successful. And I was not. He did something I couldn’t do. He won. And I recognize that and appreciate that. But no, I’m not running again. And we’ll see whether someone else does in a Republican primary or not.”

Oh.  Then there was this:

 “I would vote for the border wall. I’ve made that part of my platform for many, many years. I think we should have a border wall on our southern border, and whether it’s a wall or fence or technology and perhaps in some cases the natural landscape prevents people from coming in but we’ve got to secure our border.”

You don’t say?

Romney couldn’t resist going after the President’s character – because of course he couldn’t – but he even filled that very mild attack with all manner of conciliatory qualifiers:

“I think it’s very important for a president to demonstrate the qualities of integrity and honesty forthrightness, empathy and respect for the institutions of our democratic republic,” Romney said.  “I think those are all parts of the job.”

Romney agreed with the Trump administration “on a lot of policy fronts and salute the work that’s been done by the Republican leadership in Washington,” but admitted “there are places that relate to the — if you will, forming of national character — that I think we could do a better job.”

Romney next claimed that the President’s announcement that he would end the 7-year involvement of the U.S. in Syria’s ongoing civil war during the course of 2019 was the reason why he penned his disgraceful op/ed piece:

“And I think it’s important, as I begin this new job, to make it very clear where I stand. And I also note that the departure of Secretary (James) Mattis and the decision to pull out of Syria and the abrupt way it was done was a precipitating event for my finally going on this record.”

Yet, two days before Romney’s piece appeared in the WaPo, notorious warmonger Lindsey Graham had had a lunch discussion on that subject with President Trump and told the leering press that he felt “much better” about the President’s Syria strategy after having that face-to-face discussion with him. If Syria were really such a big concern to Romney, why wouldn’t he do as Graham did and request a one-on-one talk, which Mr. Trump would certainly have been happy to have?

The answer to that is obvious, isn’t it? Mitt’s WaPo grandstanding wasn’t about Syria at all – it was about drawing attention to himself and trying to position himself as a viable candidate for the presidency in 2020, should Trump decide not to seek a second term, or in 2024.

This really isn’t complicated, and Mitt Romney hasn’t changed a bit over the past seven years.

From our “This was Inevitable” files….

In the wake of Texas Longhorns’ mascot Bevo having a seeming altercation with Georgia Bulldogs’ mascot Uga prior to the Sugar Bowl game Tuesday night, the raving lunatics at PETA issed a press release yesterday demanding that both schools retire their live animal mascots.  No, really, I swear I do not make this stuff up:

“After the Georgia Bulldogs’ mascot, Uga X, was nearly trampled by the Texas Longhorns’ steer, Bevo XV, in Tuesday’s Allstate Sugar Bowl, PETA is renewing its call for both schools to end their use of live-animal mascots. The frightening encounter, in which Bevo broke free of the metal barricades he was caged within and ran in Uga’s direction, aired live just before the game.”

*sigh*

In case you missed it, here is a clip of the incident:

Awesome.

Hook ’em, ‘Horns!!!

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Robert Mueller’s Big Bag of Nothing

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Those gun-banning Parkland high school kids have had a major impact on U.S. public opinion after all.  It turns out that they’ve convinced a record number of Americans it’s time to go out and buy a…wait for it…new gun!

Yep, most certainly as a direct result of the anti-gun posing by the insipid David Hogg and his fellow transparent back pack-carrying students – and of course, the media frenzy that surrounded them – gun sales set new records in the U.S. during the month of March.  The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) recorded an all-time high 2.7 million gun sales in March, during the same weeks in which CNN was filling its 24-hour coverage with panel after panel of anti-gun zealots and a couple hundred thousand high school kids and professional protesters marched on Washington demanding a ban on gun sales.

The fake news media would have you all believe there is tremendous support for repealing the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  The official government statistics would indicate otherwise.  Go figure.

A crazy woman named Nasim Najafi Aghdam shot up YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, CA on Tuesday, apparently because the videos she posted on that social media outlet had been falling in popularity.  Her videos were a mix of virulent animal rights and vegan eating screeds, along with what some are describing as “bizarre” musical parodies.

In other words, she was an animal-hugging, quinoa-eating activist who wanted to be Weird Al Yankovic when she grew up. Hard to imagine why that particular combination would not appeal to every American, right?  Ok, maybe not.

Anyway, the odd thing about the narrative we’re receiving from law enforcement on this incident thus far is that Ms. Aghdam – who committed suicide after injuring three YouTube employees –  was actually questioned by local police in the wee hours of the morning after her family had reported her to be missing.  According to the police report, Ms. Agham’s father actually informed the police that she might be going to the YouTube headquarters because she “hated” the company.

But when police came upon her as she was sleeping in her car near the YouTube campus, they simply questioned her and sent her along her merry way, and then called the father to tell him that all was well, nothing to see here.  Oops.

So, as with so many other recent mass shooting incidents, we have a situation in which law enforcement had been made aware of the shooter and did nothing to prevent the crime from happening.  What an incredibly disturbing pattern.

Things are getting a little weird over at MSNBC.  Ok, make that even more weird than they always have been at the leftwing fake news network.

Former Bush Administration pretend-conservative Nicole Wallace, who now barely even pretends to be sort of conservative anymore in her role as fake news host, was startled on air when, in the middle of an interview about the situation in San Bruno, she jumped when she thought she had heard gunfire in the studio.  It turned out that someone in the control room had opened a can of Coke.  Holy cow.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.  

Meanwhile, in Trump/Russia Collusion fantasyland… – The fake news media will try to spin this as bad news, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller actually gave President Trump’s lawyers very good news in a recent briefing on his investigation.  The Chicago Tribune reports that Mueller informed Trump’s legal team that the President “remains under investigation” but “does not consider him a criminal target” at this point.

Mueller further said that he is “preparing a report about the president’s actions while in office and potential obstruction of justice”, and still wants to interview Mr. Trump before completing that report.  Taken all together, what all of this means is that, 9 months into his investigation, Mr. Mueller is holding the same big bag of nothing related to the President that he has held since last summer.  He is desperate to “interview” Mr. Trump in the hopes of catching him in some sort of inconsistent answer that he can then form into a process crime with which to charge the President.

Because let’s be honest here:  Process crimes – lying to the FBI, etc. – is all Mueller has brought against any American in this endless, abusive investigation.  Why?  Because there was no collusion with Russia by any Trump people – though we now know there was tons by the Clinton Campaign and the DNC – and Mueller’s efforts to muster up an obstruction of justice charge depend entirely on claims made by proven liars like James Comey and Andrew McCabe.

If Mueller were the honest and forthright individual the fake news media keeps claiming he is, he’d write his report, fold up his tent, and take the patriotic action of going home.  No one should expect that to happen anytime soon.

Just another day in Trump/Russia collusion fantasy America.

That is all.

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President Trump is Laying the Groundwork for Executive Action on the Border Situation

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

There is just no good reason why any average citizen needs to own g…er…knives? – The murder rate in London surpassed that of New York City for the first time ever in February, as Islamic-driven knife killings continue to grow in the gun-banning metropolis.  As of this writing, no one at CNN had asked David Hogg for his views on London’s pressing need to ban knives.  But it seems to be just a matter of time.

Speaking of the ever-more annoying Mr. Hogg, he’s gonna have some ‘splainin’ to do with his CNN masters next time he goes in for an interview.  That’s because on Sunday he made the mistake of posing for a photo with Javier Manjarres, a Republican congressional candidate who is challenging Democrat incumbent Ted Deutch.

As if the sin of paling around with a – gasp! – Republican wasn’t damning enough in the eyes of everyone at the fakest of all fake news outlets, Hogg’s error was made even more unforgivable by the fact that Manjarres was wearing a t-shirt that depicts President Donald Trump urinating on the CNN logo (see below).  Oh, my, CNN might have to go find itself another gun-banning teenager to exploit.

Headlines we never saw during the Obama years… – The Wall Street Journal reports that the big economic issue facing Iowa and much of the rest of the American midwest is that there are too many jobs and not enough workers to fill them.

According to the Journal:

“It is a problem playing out in many parts of the Midwest, a region with lower unemployment and higher job-opening rates than the rest of the country. Employers, especially in more rural areas, are finding that there are just too few workers. That upends a long-running view in Washington, D.C., and many state capitals, where policy makers often say the unemployed simply lack the skills to get hired.”

Should the pace of economic growth and job creation experienced in the 14 months of the Trump Administration continue for another 14 months, this midwest-based “problem” will inevitably spread to other parts of the country.  This is an almost inevitable outcome as the overall economy approaches full employment.

Of course, there will be exceptions to the rule, isolated pockets of the country where chronic unemployment levels will persist and people will remain addicted to the public dole.  Those pockets of economic under-performance are easy to predict:  They go by names like Chicago, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Philadelphia and other big cities that have been governed by Democrats for decades.  It’s the way Democrat politicians like it to be.

DACA is dead, and NAFTA could be next, if Mexican officials don’t act to halt the caravan of more than 1200 Central American nationals that has been making its way through their country unimpeded over the last few days.  At least, that’s what President Trump said on his Twitter feed yesterday and early this morning, and as we have seen so many times in the past, the President doesn’t just toss stuff like this out there for no good reason.

The tweet storm began on Sunday morning, with these two Presidential messages:

“Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!”

and..

“Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S. They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!”

Mr. Trump expanded on this theme with three more tweets this morning, concluding with:

“DACA is dead because the Democrats didn’t care or act, and now everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon… No longer works. Must build Wall and secure our borders with proper Border legislation. Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!”

So, after 7 months of publicly holding out hope that the cynical Democrats might want to make a deal in which DACA gets extended in exchange for wall funding and other immigration reforms, the President has finally figured out that the Dems never had any intention of making any such deal, preferring instead to keep the DACA kids in limbo so they can exploit the issue in the November midterm elections.  Ok, he knew that all along, but it’s good to see him abandoning all pretense, and calling things as they really are.

The problem the President has here is that there is literally no reason at all to expect the Senate Republicans to “go nuclear” or even lift a finger at all in an effort to change the immigration laws.  At least half of the GOP caucus in the senate favors chain migration and the insane “diversity lottery” system in their eagerness to attract campaign money from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Sadly, it is up to the President alone to stop the ongoing invasion coming across our southern border.  If the President wants to build his long-promised wall, he’ll have to find a way to get it done using his emergency powers and the defense budget, as we discussed last week.  Expecting Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to do anything about it is just a waste of time and energy.

Given the President’s past use of his Twitter feed as a prelude to taking action, we should expect him to take some form of emergency executive action to address the border situation in the coming days.

Just another day in the southern invasion continues and congress doesn’t care America.

That is all.

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Democrats: the Gun-Banning Vampires of American Society

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – After going through what seems to have been a fairly standard 10% correction during early February, the stock markets have bounced back.  The Dow Jones Industrial average rose by 399 points on Monday, and has now regained more than half of the losses from earlier in the month.  Meanwhile, the economy is rolling along so strongly that many economists fear it will create more new jobs than the nation has qualified candidates to fill.  This is what is known in economics 101 class as a good problem to have.  #Winning.

Ryan Seacrest is getting his moment in the #MeToo sun, as his former personal stylist accuses him of all manner of Harvey Weinstein-ish behavior towards her.  Should make for a fun season on the revival of American Idol.  Hey, when do Joe Scarborough and Chris Cuomo get to have their #MeToo moments?

After spending ten days in the wake of the Florida school shootings laughably claiming they didn’t want to ban guns, the Democrat Party has done what it always does, which is demonstrate it was lying in unison.  On Monday, more than 150 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill that would ban vaguely-defined “assault weapons.”

If you’re thinking this is a repeat of Dianne Feinstein’s 1990s-era fiasco that sought to ban weapons based solely on what they look like, think again.  This bill would go much further, prohibiting “the ‘sale, transfer, production, and importation’ of semi-automatic rifles and pistols that can hold a detachable magazine, as well as semi-automatic rifles with a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds. Additionally, the legislation bans the sale, transfer, production, and importation of semi-automatic shotguns with features such as a pistol grip or detachable stock, and ammunition feeding devices that can hold more than 10 rounds.”

If any of that comes as a surprise to you, then you have probably also been surprised over the last 26 years as the Democrat Party and its leftwing activist support base have worked as hard as human beings possibly could to erode your right to free exercise of religion, your freedom from self-incrimination, your freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, not to mention their all-out assault on your first amendment right to free speech in recent years.  But again, none of that should have surprised you, either.

It should not have to be repeated yet again, but here goes:  Anyone who adheres to leftist orthodoxy – as basically every Democrat in America today does – is a budding tyrant.  Their policy choices cannot be supported by facts or logic;  thus, the only way Democrats can gain power and maintain is by lying.  The lies can only be sustained if the public is ignorant, demoralized and helpless.  The way to keep the public ignorant, demoralized and helpless is to control what they say, do and think.  The way to control what they say, do and think is to rob Americans of their constitutional rights.

There.  Print that paragraph out and tape it to your refrigerator door for future reference.

Hey, I thought that whole “mansplaining” thing was supposed be bad. – Meanwhile, the Democrats with press passes at CNN took the whole gun confiscation argument into the realm of the absurd – which is CNN’s main core competency, after all – as law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes suggested that 52% of the U.S. population (that would be all you women out there, or is it “wymyn?”) can’t own handguns because “they wear skirts” and stuff.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.  Who could?

In other news, 17 year-old Parkland, Florida motor-mouth David Hogg lobbed out the king of all futile gestures, swearing that he won’t go back to school until the Florida state legislature passes a bill to ban guns.  Uh, ok.  You go, dude.

In all seriousness, does this kid not have parents?  Does he not have even a single responsible adult in his life who gives a damn about him?  Hogg is obviously being fed talking points – anyone who has done communications or public policy work for a living will recognize that reality about him in 3 seconds of listening to the things he recites from memory on CNN and MSNBC every day.  That means that he has gotten himself tied up with either the local Democrat Party or some group of leftist activists, which is essentially the same thing.

Some responsible adult who actually gives a damn about Mr. Hogg needs to sit him down and explain to him that these activists, and the leftwing activists who masquerade as “journalists” on the cable news channels, are not his friends.  They don’t care about him or his future.  They think he’s cute, fairly articulate, and that he currently serves a temporary purpose in helping them hammer Republicans and President Trump.  Once that purpose has run its course – which will take no more than another week or two – all of these people who Hogg currently believes are his friends will drop him like a hot potato and pretend not to know him for all the rest of his natural life.

These people Hogg has gotten himself tied up with are ghouls, the vampires of American society.  They suck the life out of people like Hogg to feed their political purposes, and then discard the lifeless carcass once it has finished feeding their current narrative.  Hogg obviously has been led to believe that his current actions are setting himself up for a career in the media or politics.  That is sadly, horrifically incorrect, and some adult in his life needs to intervene, soon.

Just another day in Democrats are ghouls America.

That is all.

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