DavidL's Breakfast ScrambleThe Breakfast Scramble:

Howard Dean loses it, redux,

Godwin’s Law:

“As an online discussion grows longer, the … mentioned Hitler has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress.”

Dean, via Mediaite:

[F]ormer DNC chairman Howard Dean spoke to a Texas news station about [Steve] Bannon.

While speaking about Trump, Dean — who is running to be named chair of the DNC again — straight up called Bannon a “Nazi.”

Lay off the DNA talking points and go home and get some rest, Howie.

Draining the Swamp, via Red State:

The protections for federal workers often come as the result of federal unions negotiating with friendly Democrats in Congress to gain those protections. The unions repay the favor by endorsing Democrats and donating to their campaigns. It is quite a racket. And it is one that is a drain on taxpayer dollars as well as efficiencies within government agencies. If there is no fear of being terminated, what point is there in working hard?


The free ride is over. The pension is a relic of the past, and it should go the way of the dinosaur in the federal government. Federal employees get paid handsomely for their work, and it is the time they started contributing more to their health care benefits and shift from a pension system to a free market 401K based system.

Liberals use public employee labor contracts as a way to funnel tax payer dollars into democrat campaign coffers.

Draining the Swamp, Media version, Patterico on reports networks meeting with Little Donny in Trump Towers:

Aside from that, I doubt there is anyone here who doesn’t think that Big Media deserves a serious dressing down, and to have their viciously destructive biases against Republican candidates repeatedly exposed and thrown back in their faces (See: Palin, Romney, George Bush). Yet the media is a necessary part of any administration. How the MSM finds their footing with such an unknown quantity who seems impervious to their smug dictates remains to be seen. And it remains to be seen how much access Trump will grant the press. With that, Trump plans to meet with the New York Times’ publisher Arthur Schulzberg tomorrow.

As Glen Reynolds would say, the media are no more than democrat operatives with byline.