davidl on February 6th, 2019

A snippet from President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech:

“America was founded on liberty and Independence and not government coercion, domination, and control.  We are born free and we will stay free.” “America will never be a socialist country.”

Reax: Bernie Sanders(D-VT):

Mr. Sanders thinks he should be our President.  It seems to me that Comrade Bernie finds the job of protecting individual liberty more painful than a root canal.

Eric Florack on February 6th, 2019

How bad is it for the Democrats?

They actually had several responses, most of which I’m not even going to bother with… the leading two of which of themselves were laughable;

Stacey Abrams the party’s choice, and Bernie Sanders… Who they apparently permitted to give a response because he succeeded in making Stacey Abrams look sane by comparison.

Of course, that one’s a very close call, so the Democrats had to go after Bernie as a racist and a sexist for doing so, to give Abrams that little extra boost.

But, it’s all for naught.

Both CNN and CBS ran polling data showing a 75% approval rating for the contents of the speech. And that I think is precisely why people like Nancy Pelosi, and Maxine Waters and Chuckles Schumer were down playing the speech before it even happened. They knew the moment he hit the podium, they would lose.

Newsweak… (I’m amazed they’re still around) says:

U.S.

President Donald Trump’s annual State of the Union address won favorability with Americans as indicated by polls released following Tuesday night’s speech. The president started and ended with talk of security for the American people, and intertwined Republican policy with heartwarming triumphant stories of American people to keep his message flowing.

News outlets CNN and CBS have both displayed polls that show viewers approve the president’s message after Tuesday’s address. A CNN poll showed the following results of President Trump’s speech:

59 — percent very positive
17 — somewhat positive
23 — negative

They go on, admitting:

That means more than 75 percent of CNN, one of America’s mainstream cable news outlets, approved the president’s message. Then there’s a CBS poll that showed at least 76 percent agreed with the president.

According to this tweet from CBS News, at least 72 percent even agreed on the president’s immigration policy, which has been a major bone of contention over the most recent partial government shutdown.

“76 percent of viewers approved of what they heard in Pres. Trump’s #SOTU speech; 72 percent said they approved of Pres. Trump’s ideas for immigration.”

It should be pointed out since Newsweek has never been anything but a leftist outlet, and for them to admit such things, to say nothing of CBS and CNN, who operate in the same theater of the mindless, demonstrates clearly just how badly the Democrats have overplayed their hand.

It’ll be interesting to see in the weeks ahead, if this dosage of reality has any effect on Schumer Pelosi and company. particularly as regards to the next impending government shutdown.

Best part of the night? Watching Bernie Sanders getting slapped upside the head with reality. I also note that Nancy Pelosi deliberately did not applaud that line. That tells us right there what she is about.

After so exposing themselves, and with the kind of poll numbers we’ve gone over here, the Democrats are going to find it difficult to marginalize Trump going forward.

Advantage, Trump, despite the Democrats wearing their Klan colors. The question is will it be enough.

Other voices:

Michael Walsh

Roger Kimball

Ann Althouse

Interesting.

Nunes shared on FOX News that Hillary Clinton’s campaign team, working with Glenn Simpson and Fusion GPS, likely set up the entire Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner as a way of entrapping the Trump campaign.

Of course, the question now that this is out, is, will this information be a part of the report that Robert Mueller is supposedly putting together, (to be released in about a month, I’m told) or will they try and squash this information?

Eric Florack on February 5th, 2019

If there’s anything that’s surprising about what we see going on with the governor of Virginia it said anyone is surprised by it. That people are surprised by these happenings, tells me that what we’re dealing with is the largest con job since Barack Hussein Obama.

We have apparently forgotten that the KKK was the military arm of the Democrat Party, O’Connor, Robert Byrd, George Wallace, LBJ and so on. Let’s remember the Jim Crow laws were written by Democrats.

Let’s be honest enough to recognize that there is something of a trend amongst the Democrats with this stuff.

And by the way while I’m thinking about it, where the heck was the vetting process within the Democratic party?

I guess they were too busy trying to direct the smear of Judge Kavenaugh.

If you think all of these will be denounced by the Democrats to the point of forcing them out of office and removing their “super Democrat” membership cards, think again.

Other matters…. Look, this is all speculation I grant you.
But let’s find out who it is that was responsible for the picture the governor in black face showing up when it did. Isn’t the lieutenant governor high on the list of suspects simply because of the idea that he would be the one to benefit?

I mean, we have a black lieutenant governor, whom it would be easy enough to presume got annoyed at the picture, and recognizing that the become governor all he has to do is release that picture to the ever so politically correct press. Fairfax had the motivation, times two.

And let’s say, again just for the sake of speculation, that the governor realizing where that picture being posted came from, decided to bring up the the well-established history of sexual assault against his lieutenant governor.
Tit for tat, in other words.

Again, this is all speculation.

The surprising part is that it all fits with what we’ve been told so far.

It’s amazing what happens to Democrats when their power is on the line, isn’t it?

Eric Florack on February 2nd, 2019

Here we go again.

This is example 17,000,043 of what happens when you hold Democrats to their own standards.

So how does CNN respond?

Because pointing out that this idiot is a Democrat would be counterproductive.

Eric Florack on January 31st, 2019

In light of what’s going on in Venezuela right now, and with what we see coming out of the Democrats lately and for that matter for the last 70 years, maybe it’s time we looked at the issue of capitalism seriously.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) endorses infanticide, video:

Hat tip and killer quote, from Last Refuge:

“If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother”

Northam goes to far for even the Supreme Court. SCOTUS rationalizes abortion because the Fourteenth Amendment only confers citizens upon birth, text:

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

SCOTUS can declare abortion a right because a mother’s unborn baby is not explicitly protected by the Constitution, but is rather hiding somewhere in the prenumbra. A born baby is not hiding in the prenumbra but is a citizen for the United States, whom rights Northam has sworn to uphold and protect.

If I were to state I that wish to engage in a discussion regarding the governor, would Northam take that as a threat?

davidl on January 30th, 2019

I do not claim to understand it, but I do enjoy it.   Fearless Leader, b/k/a Special Counsel  Robert Mueller, from NBC News:

Russians are using materials obtained from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office in a disinformation campaign apparently aimed at discrediting the investigation into Moscow’s election interference, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.
One or more people associated with the special counsel’s case against Russian hackers made statements last October claiming to have stolen discovery materials that were originally provided by Mueller to Concord Management, Mueller’s team said in court documents filed on Wednesday in the Russian troll farm case.

So do the Rooskies think they are, Team Mueller?  Mueller’s stooges leaked the staged arrest of Roger Stone.  Now Fearless Leaker is complaining about leaks Hand me a tissue.

davidl on January 30th, 2019

Missing Person:

Have you seen this person?

davidl on January 28th, 2019

Saturday Night Live, makes sport of Fearless Leader, b/k/a Special Counsel Robert Mueller:

Sober reax, Michael Nollet, American Thinker:

Much has been made of the pre-dawn arrest of Roger Stone in his home in Fort Lauderdale. To make this arrest, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, probably having delegated the task to his subordinate Andrew Weissmann (who is known for this tactic), assembled a full-scale FBI SWAT team of 29 members, replete with long weapons, body armor, and even a flash-bang grenade or two. The arrest took place at “zero dark thirty” or 5:30 A.M. Nevertheless, a CNN crew was on hand to film the whole thing.

Once upon a time, this level of force was considered necessary only to raid suspects able and inclined to shoot back, or who might destroy evidence. Think Symbionese Liberation Army or drug kingpin Frank Lucas of American Gangster fame. In such cases, in which the suspects really might shoot back, a television crew would never be allowed, on the grounds that they could be killed in the crossfire. The fact that a CNN crew was allowed to film Stone’s arrest is evidence that nobody believed he was dangerous. Indeed, he was not: he is a 66-year-old white-collar suspect with no prior history of violence, who didn’t even have weapons in his house. Even the judge processing Stone’s arraignment implicitly accepted that Stone was not dangerous; he allowed Stone to be released on a $250,000 surety bond.

Some joker or jokers, decided to use a twenty-nine man SWAT team to arrest a sixty-six year old white collar suspect with no history of violence, and then leak the raid to CNN.  Did Fearless Leader’s clowns think they were trying to arrest the Branch Davidians or pray tell Elian Gonzalez?  No honesty law enforcement officer invites a news agency to a freeping SWAT raid.

Eric Florack on January 28th, 2019

An interesting article at Liberty Unyielding this evening, by Benny Huang. I will quote it extensively here because I want to drag with it the links involved.

When a Hillary-supporting Muslim Democrat of dubious sexuality attacked a “gay” disco in Orlando, the ACLU and the media blamed Christians. When a bisexual, Bernie Sanders-supporting, alleged child molester was arrested that same day, just hours before he planned to shoot up a West Hollywood “pride” parade, ThinkProgress blamed Christians and conservatives. In 2017, the New York Times apologized for claiming as fact that Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner had been inspired by Sarah Palin and her notorious crosshairs map. When Robert Bowers killed eleven worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the media pinned the blame on — who else? — President Trump. Considering the fact that Bowers is a registered independent, that he specifically stated that he hadn’t voted for Trump,and that he thought Trump was controlled by Jews, this was an absurd claim.

I sometimes ask myself how any one group of people could be so utterly incompetent when it comes to assigning blame. How is it that liberals’ accusations of incitement to violence seem to contaminate the wrong people with such disturbing regularity? And then it occurs to me. They always blame the people they really want to be shamed and silenced, whether or not they are guilty of anything.

Liberals don’t care how broadly blame is spread. They don’t even mind when blame is apportioned to the complete opposite target — blaming Christians for a Muslim terrorist attack, for example, or blaming John Birchers for a communist’s assassination plot.

(The emphasis is mine.)

Of course Benny’s spot on here, (and I would urge you to go read the entire article, I think you’ll find it worthwhile…) but while he states flatly that he’s not out to point out the bias in the supposed mainstream press, saying in part that such bias is…

so glaring at this point that no one who wasn’t trying could possibly miss it

… that will be my point here.

Because look, does anybody really suppose that the amount of hate we see coming out of the Democrats these days, would be whipped up to this frenzied pitch absent the advertising campaign that the supposed mainstream news media is engaged in?

Those that are pushing the leftist agenda these days have learned their lessons very well from Joe Goebbels.

They know that what they’re printing and what they’re coming up with on air is not truthful. They know they’re lying. But to tell the truth would be counterproductive to their goal.

Eric Florack on January 25th, 2019

If one looks closely at the list of people is that the Muller investigation has indicted, and for what, what we find is crimes that wouldn’t exist at all absent the investigation.

The business with Roger Stone is no different.

Robert Mueller has absolutely nothing on what he was originally supposed to find in the first place, specifically because there wasn’t anything there to be found.

Of course you can’t say that because of the negative political effects that going back to Congress and reporting precisely that will have on Democrats.

But there’s something truly disturbing about all of this that nobody has mentioned so far.

What in the world were CNN’s cameras doing as the FBI under the place and arrested Stone? Obviously, somebody tipped them off. Somebody inside Robert Mueller’s organization. Frankly, it seems troubling even if you don’t like Stone.

Seems to me there’s a conflict of interest at the very least.

Eric Florack on January 25th, 2019

I’ve always objected to the title “dreamers”, because natural born Americans have dreams as well… And apparently, to Democrats they don’t count.

How do I know that that’s the only thing that this shutdown is about? Observe recent history.

I ran this editorial cartoon just after the last shut down which was orchestrated by the Democrats. Yes, Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer.

They were willing to shut down the government then and hold the country hostage so the sole purpose of importing Democrat voters. They are doing precisely the same thing now. That’s the unspoken truth in all of this. It is the Democrats who are holding this country hostage.

I’ll bet you’re not even aware that the Senate took up a votes just recently 2 hazy federal workers while the government was shut down. Guess who voted against it? That’s right, Democrats.

And not just once, either. But three times so far.

Funny how we never saw anything about this in the lamestream media

A few days ago, a tweet from Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw caught my attention.  He mentioned an effort by House Republicans to force a vote on a bill that would have ensured that federal employees at agencies shuttered by the partial government shutdown — including furloughed workers — would receive their first paychecks of 2019.  This push was made in the form of a ‘motion to recommit,’ one of the few legislative tools available to the lower chamber minority, and it was soundly defeated, despite half-a-dozen Democrats crossing the aisle to join the GOP.  Crenshaw said this development had not been reported widely, and he was right.  Even I hadn’t heard about it:

….
Democrats’ top talking point throughout this entire partial shutdown has been the plight of unpaid federal workers. Many are living paycheck to paycheck, they’ve explained, and are therefore struggling to make ends meet during this political standoff. House Republicans responded by seeking a narrow method to pay these people. Nancy Pelosi and her party have now twice defeated these attempts, calling them “political stunts.” I wonder if the government employees would be as dismissive of bipartisan efforts to pay them. What’s useful about this exercise is that it’s clarifying: In spite of their protestations and theatrics, Democratic leadership’s top priority is not helping these workers. It’s refusing to give in to Donald Trump’s core demand that precipitated this standoff.

Oh…  and I beg of you to not let the line about a wall being immoral sway you.

First of all, I don’t know about you, but I refuse to let the Democrats lecture America on morality after what we’ve seen the last few decades from them.

Even absent that glaring hypocrisy, remember that these same people not so very long ago, when there was a Socialist big government Democrat in the White House, wanted a wall along the southern border.

Or, so they said.

The Democrats could end this in a moment by funding the border wall. They won’t because they know if it gets built, they’ll lose out on all the brand new Democrat voters coming over the Border.

That’s what this is about. That’s always what this has been about.  being able to bollix up Donald Trump’s agenda is a nice to have as far as the Democrats are concerned. But the core of this has always been DACA. That’s the end game.

And the Democrats must not succeed in this or it’s game over for the country.

There are actually newspapers in Washington DC that are worth the paper they’re printed on. For example the Washington Examiner:

Nathan Phillips, the Native American activist who falsely accused Covington Catholic High School students of blocking him during a confrontation he initiated, has a criminal record — including assault and escape from jail — and appears to have misrepresented his military service.

Phillips, 63, suggested high school junior Nick Sandmann, the teenager at the center of the viral encounter after separate D.C. rallies, face expulsion for failing to “accept any responsibility” or apologize to Phillips publicly.

In his own teenage years and early 20s, Phillips, using his adoptive name Nathaniel R. Stanard, was charged with escaping from prison, assault, and several alcohol-related crimes, according to local news reports at the time from his hometown of Lincoln, Neb.

Meanwhile, The Washington Post is busy issuing corrections, that few people will note. Breitbart however does.

The latest blunder follows a string of missteps by the establishment media who rushed to condemn a group of Covington Catholic High School students for there behavior during a confrontation with Philips on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Blunder? Perhaps.

I mean, if you want to be generous about it, okay we can call it that. But the fact of the matter is it’s been happening all too often these days.

It’s as I have been saying on other subjects… you don’t get the kind of consistency we’re seeing out of the mainstream press these days without two things going for you… Talent, and intent.

we have been seeing this kind of stuff coming out of the mainstream press where they are overtly supporting the left, that it makes laughable reclaim said there were innocent mistakes involved.

I mean, maybe it’s just me, but observing what’s been going on with our mainstream press and the distance between them and the truth of the matter, even limiting those talking points to the last 2 years, ( Kavenaugh, the Russian collusion scam, the lack of coverage on Hillary Clinton’s misdeeds, while doing 90 some odd percent negative coverage of Donald Trump, BuzzFeed getting caught with its pants down) it’s hard to come to any other conclusion then our mainstream media is little more than a cheering section for the Democrat Party.

I’ve heard some suggest that it’s time for the mainstream media to do some soul-searching. Thing is, given the kind of left-leaning we are all seeing from the supposed mainstream media,I wonder if they have any.

At this point the question becomes what, if anything, can be done about all this. I suspect did in the end the only thing that can really be done, is what the Covington high school kids lawyers are doing. Lawsuits against those distributing and in fact promoting the inaccuracies.

Granted, that such lawsuits are dangerous ground in both directions. And certainly, we are going to see arguments that such lawsuits put in Jeopardy our understanding of the First Amendment.

Which in turn I label as ironic since, particularly in the case of the Covington high school kids, what of the respect of the First Amendment allowing them to wear their “make America great again” hats?

I also wonder how serious a punishment such places as WaPo are going to get even if they lose such lawsuits. As the old saying goes, “what once were vices now are habits”. They’ve been getting away with this stuff for so long now that it is logical to ask if they can ever be taken to task legally for it.

Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2019

* The minimum wage is now and always has been and always will be, zero. Man-made laws can’t change that.

* The Democrats have tried to impeach every Republican president since Eisenhower. Every single one. Every single one of them was treated by the Democrats as a world-ending crisis.

* The H is silent in BengHazi.

* What is so often referred to as progressive politics isn’t progress at all….it is regression

* The worst mistake we ever made as a country, as a culture, as a people, was to turn the education of our young over to the government.

* If gun control laws actually worked as advertised, Chicago would be the safest place in the world. As it is, there were over 3,000 people shot in Chicago last year alone.