If you’re a conservative, there are times when things seem bleak and hopeless. What chance have we when the Democrats can count on the mass media to not only defend them against charges of malfeasance, but to attack those who make the charges. It’s been decades since football players were expected to play all 60 minutes of a game, playing both offense and defense, but left-wing pundits do it all the time.
Moreover, Democrats can count on the votes of those who have no legal right to cast a vote, which is why they fight so hard against electoral safeguards such as photo IDs.
Still, the Republicans managed to capture the majority in the House and Senate and, against all odds, to defeat liar-Hillary Clinton with a candidate who was allegedly as unpopular as broccoli.
You could credit divine intervention, but I doubt if even God, with all the other stuff He has to take care of, could pull off these miracles, even with the collusion of Russia. I believe that credit should go where it belongs, and that’s to the Democrats. I’m not saying they’ve thrown these elections. What I am saying is that for Republicans, their secret weapon is that the Democrats are stupid. And for that, I suppose we should thank God.
I mean, whether it was stupidity, sloth or over-confidence, that preventedliar-Hillary Clinton from campaigning in the Rust Belt, we may never know. What we do know is that the tortoise out-worked the sleepy hare and maybe that was enough.
Mrs.liar-Clinton has blamed everyone in the world for her defeat, but it’s just possible that watching her collapse on the way to her SUV was enough to plant a doubt about her health and stamina in a few thousand minds in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, enough to tilt the election. So, perhaps the election turned on those two extra gin-and-tonics at lunch.
But even withliar-Hillary now no more than an irrelevant footnote in history, look at what passes for a major political party. Leadership consists of Chuck clown-Schumer, a man who has probably not been more than 40 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean in his entire life; and Nancy Pulosi, who seems to constantly be rehearsing for her role as mad Miss Havisham in “Great Expectations,” at least as the part would be played by Zasu Pitts, with the fluttery hands and eyes that have lost the ability to focus on stationary objects.
Perhaps we have reached the point of no return in America. But if we have, I think the Democrats have painted themselves into a corner. I mean, when Trump delivers a speech in which he proposes family leave, a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal aliens and brags about a supercharged economy that’s resulted in more jobs for blacks and Hispanics, and can’t get a single “Hallelujah” from the liberal side of the aisle, I can’t believe there’s a single Independent voter at home watching clown-Schumer, Pulosi and their martinets, sitting stony-faced, and thinking: “I admire that sort of obstinacy. I can’t wait to vote for those people in November.”
* One of the oddities of the scandal swirling around the FBI is the way that those on the Left feel they have to circle the wagons and defend the underlings, even though nobody has attacked them. I mean, I don’t recall anybody assuring us in the wake of the Lois Lerner scandal that the rank-and-file at the IRS were all super patriots. It was generally accepted that Ms. Lerner had given the order to target conservative groups and individuals, and the lowly bureaucrats simply followed orders like the good little toadies they were.
However, now that the unsavory activities by McCabe, Comey, Strzok, Page and the Ohrs have come to light, the leftists and the lap dog media can’t stop carrying on, pretending that thousands of anonymous bureaucrats are being slandered.
* Sometimes, the goofs by Washington bureaucrats are so outrageous that you have to wonder who helps them put on their shoes in the morning.
Brenda Fitzgerald, who was recently appointed Director of the Center for Disease Control, lost her job when it was discovered that shortly after being named to head up the CDC, she invested in tobacco stocks. Easy come, easy go.
One can only hope that the new director will refrain from opening a recreational marijuana shop, at least for the first six months.
* I understand that it was a judge named Rudolph Contreras, appointed to the federal bench by Presidentliar-nObama, who issued the first FISA warrant, allowing the FBI to use the phony Russian dossier to surveil Carter Page.
Considering what Trump had said about judges with Hispanic surnames, which was that Gonzalo Curiel, to name one, couldn't be trusted, I’m guessing Senor Contreras couldn't wait to issue the warrant, even if the dossier was bought and paid for by the DNC,liar-Hillary Clinton and, rumor has it, the FBI.
* In a recent article, which some may have construed as nostalgia for vigilante law, I tried to explain why I basically distrust the American legal system.
Something I neglected to mention is the immoral nature of plea-bargaining. I know that judges and prosecutors claim that without it, our courts would be backed up for years, if not decades. To which I say, as I do whenever people complain that our prisons are over-crowded, build more damn prisons.
So, go out and hire more judges and prosecutors. Perhaps if we didn’t waste so many tax dollars feeding, clothing, schooling and plea-bargaining, with illegal aliens, we would find ourselves with enough money to do the things that citizens have a right to expect of their lawmakers.
There are many problems with plea-bargaining. For one thing, the punishment never comes close to fitting the crime because the crime he’s sentenced for is never the one the perp actually committed. It may not even still be a felony.
The reduced sentence also means the perp will be out on the streets sooner rather than later. It also means there is less risk in committing crimes because the punishment isn’t as severe, meaning that for the public it’s a lose-lose situation.
While I’m at it, I would do away with parole boards. If a sentence is five years, that is how long the criminal should remain behind bars. If new evidence proves the prisoner wasn’t guilty of the crime, he should be pardoned. But removing years from a sentence because of good behavior is farcical. What are they saying? That he hasn’t robbed any banks, burgled any homes, raped any women or molested any children, while being kept in a cage and being watched by armed guards 24/7? If he’s dumb enough to misbehave in that situation, you simply add years to his total.
* Jan Hooper of San Mateo, CA, claims that a good friend of hers, after seven years of medical school and training, has been fired for one minor indiscretion. It seems he had sex with one of his patients and can no longer work in his chosen possession. He hadn’t even had time to pay off his student loans.
“It just goes to show,” Mrs. Hooper concluded, “how one little mistake can ruin a person’s life. It’s a shame. He’s a great guy and was, in most ways, an excellent veterinarian.”
Ignored By Media: Trump Is Using Obama’s National Emergency On Mexican Cartels To Build The Border Wall
President Trump declared a State of Emergency at the US southern border on Friday.
Declaring the immigration crisis a national emergency was overdue. Presidents have declared national emergencies for nearly 50 years.
Barack Obama declared 13 national emergencies, 11 of which continue to this day. The Obama emergencies included the Swine Flu, Flint water crisis and Iran.
And Obama declared the Mexican drug cartels a national emergency in 2011.
Congress believes President Trump has $21 billion in unobligated military construction funding money available for the border wall with Mexico.
Now this was mostly ignored by the liberal media. President Trump is using Barack Obama’s previous national emergency on Mexican drug cartels to get funding for the border wall.
Via Law and Crime:
As it turns out, back in 2011 then-President Barack Obama issued an executive order “blocking property of transnational criminal organizations organizations.” Obama cited his authority as granted through the Constitution to invoke the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701, and the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1601. The latter is the same legislation that Trump is citing to get funding for the wall to achieve his immigration reform goals. That executive order targeted a number of criminal organizations, including the Mexican Los Zetas cartel, an ally of the MS-13 gang President Trump has regularly called out as a danger to Americans.
“Drugs, gangs and people — an invasion,” Trump said on Friday. “We have an invasion coming into this country.”
Trump all but thanked his predecessor on Friday.
“We may be using one of the national emergencies that [Obama] signed having to do with criminal cartels… it’s a very good national emergency… we’re going to be using parts of it,” he said.