My latest update from the campaign trail.
TRUMP ECONOMY: A new Gallup Poll found that a record 61% of Americans say they feel better off now than they did three years ago.
That’s much higher than any of the last four Presidents who were facing reelection. In 2012, when Obama was running for a second term, only 45% of Americans felt better off than they had when Obama first took office.
CRENSHAW: [13:45] – House Homeland Security Committee member, author of new book Fortitude, Rep. Dan Crenshaw joins ‘Fox and Friends.’
Re: term limits – I was all in favor of them, until I heard someone say that they would ensure that elected representatives were all relatively inexperienced, thus solidifying the swampy power of the hundreds of thousands of unelected government employees who do a great deal of the real work. Then, Dearest pointed out that voters can impose term limits at the polls.
MEDIA WHACKINESS: [6:21] – In today’s Democratic Party, unrestricted abortion and socialized health care are “moderate” positions.
Yeah, right. And I’m a prima ballerina.
LOSING FROM THE LEFT: [5:10] – Former Clinton guru James Carville says the Democratic Party is nuts.
“We have candidates on the debate stage talking about open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration. They’re talking about doing away with nuclear energy and fracking. You’ve got Bernie Sanders talking about letting criminals and terrorists vote from jail cells. It doesn’t matter what you think about any of that, or if there are good arguments — talking about that is not how you win a national election. It’s not how you become a majoritarian party….
“They’ve tacked off the damn radar screen. And look, I don’t consider myself a moderate or a centrist. I’m a liberal. But not everything has to be on the left-right continuum…
“Here’s another stupid thing: Democrats talking about free college tuition or debt forgiveness. I’m not here to debate the idea. What I can tell you is that people all over this country worked their way through school, sent their kids to school, paid off student loans. They don’t want to hear this shit. And you saw Warren confronted by an angry voter over this. It’s just not a winning message.”
HYPOCRITES: It’s interesting how Green New Deal Progs are adamantly opposed to fracking and nuclear power, the two energy sources credited for reducing global carbon emissions in the recent report on 2019 CO2 emissions.
BRO: When debate moderators asked the candidates if they had a litmus test for potential Supreme Court judges, Bernie Sanders responded:
- “I will never nominate any person to the Supreme Court or the federal courts in general who is not 100 percent pro-Roe v. Wade.”
- “We have got to codify Roe v. Wade into legislation.”
- “We have to significantly expand funding for Planned Parenthood.”
I’m so old, I remember when having an abortion litmus test for judges was a Very Bad Thing. Of course, it was Democrats saying that to Republicans, maybe because the Democrats had not yet managed to silence and cancel all their pro-lifers.
CIVILITY: If we’re so violent, how come all the politically motivated assaults are committed against us?
New Hampshire police have arrested 34-year-old Patrick Bradley (left) and charged him with assault and disorderly conduct. Three Trump supporters claim Bradley got in the face of a 15-year-old boy wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat. The teen’s mother said the incident “traumatized” her son.
Florida police have arrested 49-year-old James L. Whitehurst II (middle) and charged him with 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of disorderly conduct. Florida citizens holding Trump signs claimed they were peacefully minding their own business when Whitehurst made threatening statements while holding the blade of a sword 6 inches from their faces.
Daniel Sprague (right) was enjoying his birthday party at The Stage bar on Broadway when a female Social Justice Warrior came up behind him, spun him around, punched him in the face, and grabbed red “Make Fifty Great Again” hat off his head, shouting “How dare you!” Last I heard, they hadn’t caught the woman yet.