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:
One disappointment about DC is the gossip that masquerades as “reporting.”
This story has:
– Not a SINGLE named or verifiable source
– Only ONE on-the-record comment, which is a denial.
My dad had a name for junk articles like this:
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 18, 2018
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…
I asked Director Comey about who paid for the dossier. His response:
1) Republicans paid for it — (Republicans did not pay for it)
2) "Who cares?"
Yes, this is an FBI Director apparently not caring to know who paid for information used to surveil Americans with a FISA warrant. pic.twitter.com/N7KdEqNxYp
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) December 18, 2018
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.
That is all.