Here's a must read article about the UK election: The fall of Labour’s ‘Red Wall’ is a moment to celebrate. The reason this is so great is because of the parallels to the US and Trump. Read it with that in mind and you'll be amazed.
And here's a political must view, below--Mitch McConnell talking Impeachment Theater. Here's what's notable in it from my perspective:
1. No mention of doing a deal with Dems on Senate rules. Quite the contrary. Mitch's mantra is--whatever the President and his lawyers want we'll do. Dismissal? You've got it! Full trial? You've got it! Take that, Chuck! Dems have screwed the country around for three years and more and they expect Mitch to cut them some slack now? Nope.
2. McConnell expects full unity among the GOP, and thinks he may pick up a couple of Dems. Coupled with Dem defections in the House--big.
3. McConnell was given the chance to talk up his new memoirs. He took the opportunity to tout his shepherding of judicial appointments and specifically touted stiffing Obama and the Dems on their hoped for SCOTUS pick, Garland. Wormwood for Dems, but you know that will be the GOP Senatorial talking point for 2020.
4. The House needs to get something done to show they didn't run a clueless, anti-constitutional, do-nothing Congress for 2 years. Guess what? Trump and the Senate have more than enough accomplishments to run a kick ass campaign. They'll be in no hurry to do Pelosi, Nadler, and Schiff any favors in 2020.
The do-nothing House gave Trump what he wanted on DOD appropriation bill and the NAFTA replacement trade deal with Mex/Canada. More winning.ReplyDelete
It's pathetic if Dems think they can run on that.Delete
Conrad Black surgically autopsies IG Horowitz’s DOA report and hearing performance:ReplyDelete
The inspector general of the Justice Department, Michael Horowitz, again gave birth to a mouse. His report released Monday purported to believe that those who initiated the investigation of the president were not motivated by partisanship, though they all hated the subject of the investigation (at least they and Mr. Horowitz spared us the treat of representing Trump’s tormentors as Pelosian bead-rattling rosarians raising supplications heavenwards for the man they were trying to crucify). Unfortunately, he did not offer an alternative motive for a staggering sequence of frauds and felonies committed by the Obama Justice Department and FBI. The following is a faithfully representative selection of the inspector general’s concerns.
And goes on to dismantle Horowitz’s inadequate responses to a number of questions to which he should have had more truthful answers.
I don't think it'll hold up. Durham and Barr aren't buying it.Delete
Once again I’m afraid I got this on the wrong thread. Multitasking isn’t a good idea. Apologies. But the Black article was a good read … his use of our language is colorful and usually very apt.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your patience...
We are in President Andrew Johnson territory.ReplyDelete
However, not really.
Johnson was hated by his own party for not supporting slavery.
Johnson was hated by the Republicans for being too soft on the slave, Democrat South.
Right. McConnell seems to understand that with Trump the GOP has a unique opportunity.Delete
...and...Andrew Johnson was never elected President by the voters...
It's an important point. Of course, the Johnson case occurred in the context of unprecedented national turmoil. Which gives one pause when considering the Trump case.Delete
Mark, it would be gripping to see you elaborate, on the most key aspects of this unique opportunity.Delete
Very honestly, I'm having extreme difficulty just trying to keep up with the flood of Russia Hoax info.Delete
Donald has tremendous voter support and he will not be removed. He holds more cards than any other politician. Any Rep who privately supports impeachment is foolish and a good candidate to be removed. That's why they "privately support" removal as opposed to publicly supporting it. Too cowardly and self-aware that they will never have the courage of their convictions. Who wants to give up a comfortable gig as a ruler in the Senate?ReplyDelete
Let's clean out the Romneys, Blunts, Murkowskis, etc.
And I'm no political expert but one can't help but see the huge victory in the UK and not think that it portends nothing but goodness for our elections in 2020.
I've been readin a variety of comparisons of the UK and US political environment, in light of the UK election. This one is the best so far. The parallels are, to me, stunning:Delete
I think that I've said this before in your comments section. In my own mind, I had been predicting a revolution in the USA. Well, on second thought, let me rephrase and say that I thought a lot of the elements necessary were there. A growing divide between the haves and have nots, arrogance on the part of the elite, etc. And I didn't say it would happen and when it would happen. But I was certainly aware that people were sick and tired of it. I also thought that we could have a Hitler type arise. To an extent, we've had a Hitler type already arise, not in literal form as a man. But in the popular hatred of whites, white males, conservatives, Catholics and other Christians.ReplyDelete
Donald Trump is beyond my wildest dreams. He's not perfect. I'd like to see him deal with the deficit. But he has so much on his plate to deal with. One man can't do it alone and we are not going to change overnight. I'm already wondering who is a worthy successor for 2024.
One things for sure. I, am a voter, will never again hold my nose and vote for a George HW Bush, Bob Dole, George W Bush, John McCain or Mitt Romney. Better to be governed by a Dem who says that he's going to govern from the left than by a Rep who says he's going to govern from the right and does so from the center or center left.
A pox on all of them, I say.
"Better to be governed by a Dem who says that he's going to govern from the left...."Delete
I must differ. The Dem party is clearly drifting into a mentality, wherein it'll use its next stint in power, to weaponize the D.S. agencies to finish the job Obama started, i.e. to ensure that no non-Dem ever gets into the W.H.
Whereas, a "center" Repub would be rather less likely to renew such weaponization, at anything like the rate the Dems would launch.
I don't disagree about the intent of the left but the moderate Reps still give us an iron fist to the face. They just cloak it in a velvet glove.
One last rant from me.ReplyDelete
I'm tired of retailers and others who can't say Christmas and Merry Christmas. That really grates on me.
Mark has an excellent piece at American Thinker. A Must Read:ReplyDelete
Joe, I just give them a big smile and say “Merry Christmas!!!!”