In all the current media frenzy over alleged ties between people around Donald Trump and Russia, Sean Spicer reminded reporters that Hillary Clinton had far deeper ties to Russia and the media turned a blind eye to them. Click the link for a reminder of those warm, pre-New Cold War days when Hillary offered her Russian friends Reset Buttons and one-fifth of our uranium. You know, hearing all this paranoia over whether someone in Washington actually talked to the Russian ambassador got me thinking: Isn’t it the liberals who always accuse Republicans of “wanting to turn back the clock to the 1950s”? Yet, who is actually bringing back the 1950s? The smears against White House officials as Russian sympathizers are perfect illustrations of the left’s cartoon shorthand version of McCarthyism. We also have liberal government leaders in Europe telling women to dress less provocatively, as if it would be their own fault if they got raped (at least, if they got raped by a Muslim migrant), just as young ladies were told in the pre-feminist ‘50s. In America, liberals are arguing that the First Amendment has gone too far, and we need government censors enforcing what even stand-up comedians are allowed to say, in case it might offend someone (just like in the pre-Lenny Bruce ‘50s.) We even have some SJWs on college campuses demanding “safe spaces” for black people only. Welcome back, 1950’s-style school segregation! Will these black-only safe spaces also have black-only water fountains? At least when conservatives talk about “making America great again,” we mean bringing back the good stuff from the past, like border security, industrial jobs, patriotism and individual freedom. Liberals want to bring back McCarthyism, sexism, censorship and segregation. I don’t think they’ve got the hang of this “nostalgia” thing.
Before this week slips away, I want to make sure to pay notice to a surprisingly solid 6-2 Supreme Court decision that President Obama violated the Constitution. Click the link to read the details, but suffice to say that it was one of Obama’s notorious attempts to argue that if the Senate didn’t exercise its reserved power and do what he wanted, that justified him doing it himself. This time, even the Supreme Court officially called that an attempt to do an end-run around the Constitution. A timely reminder in these days when the media keep calling President Trump a dictator and an authoritarian that he’s trying to get his agenda enacted by lobbying Congress to pass it. Obama ignored Congress and the Constitution and tried to impose his agenda by executive order. Who’s the authoritarian again?
The failure of House Republicans to pass an Obamacare repeal and replacement bill has jazzed up liberals to start their call for what they’ve really wanted all along: single-payer government health care. But with health care already unaffordable and the government having amassed staggering debt, where would you get the money? That would just be replacing one problem with an even bigger problem. And before anyone starts accusing me of being an “alt-right hater,” or whatever today’s term is that liberals call people instead of addressing their arguments, let me point out that all I was just doing was quoting California Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown.
A bar in Gilbert, Arizona, banned patrons with neck tattoos on the assumption that they denoted gang membership and criminality. But they just got a humbling lesson after they ejected a veteran who had the number “22” tattooed on his neck. Click the link to find out why.
Planned Parenthood attacked Ivanka Trump for not lobbying against defunding Planned Parenthood. Because as a woman, she is somehow required to be pro-abortion and to get involved in political issues that she prefers to avoid. But I’m sure that publicly attacking her will convince her to change her mind.
Despite President Trump putting a hold on an Obama executive order to let environmental extremists in the government “re-wild” federal lands by removing manmade structures, both officials and California residents were horrified to learn that the US Forest Service is proceeding to implement Obama’s order. They’re “re-wilding” the area around California’s picturesque Holy Jim Falls trail by blowing up several rock dams and destroying some beautiful ponds that are home to fish and waterfowl. When environmental protection agents start destroying the environment with C4 explosives in the name of saving it, I’d say they’ve taken the Big Lie of “I’m from Washington, and I’m here to help you” to a new low.
Congressional Republicans should take the rejoicing by Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and other liberals over their failure to deal with Obamacare as an incentive to get back to work, do it right and do it now. It may be tempting to let prices keep rising and choices keep being cut until it implodes on its own, but a lot of Americans are going to be hurt by those rising prices and reduced choices before the program dies, and they’re not going to blame the Democrats who created it. They’re going to blame the Republicans whom they sent to Washington to fix it and who just sat around watching it devour American's paychecks.
At the link, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer struggles mightily to come up with a reason for opposing and filibustering Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. But having none, he’s forced to resort to outright lies and Democratic boilerplate. According to Schumer, Gorsuch couldn’t convince him that he would serve the people rather than defer to his “political leanings.” Which is rich, considering that Gorsuch refused to take political stands because judges don’t do that, while Schumer and the other Democrats are blocking the SCOTUS from getting back to work with a full bench for no other reason than their own political leanings. The hearings in which Gorsuch patiently responded to increasingly nonsensical and hostile questions not only confirmed that he’s qualified for the Supreme Court, but that he’s far more qualified for that job than the Democratic Senators are for theirs. Still, despite not being able to elucidate a single genuine disqualification of Gorsuch, Schumer is both threatening a filibuster and arguing against the Republicans invoking the nuclear option to end the Democrats’ ability to filibuster SCOTUS appointees. He said, “The answer isn’t to change the rules; it’s to change the nominee.” But as one pundit said, if they’d filibuster Gorsuch, who wouldn’t they filibuster? Here’s a better solution: voters should change the Senate so there are at least 60 Republicans. That would end the filibuster without having to invoke the nuclear option and some business could finally get done. Problem solved.
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