My latest update from the campaign trail

2020 ABORTION not health care

TRUMP: President Donald J. Trump and his administration have established more pro-life policies than any other president in history. Ever.

2017 Trump Twitter v Media

TRUMP: “It’s true that Trump can be a jerk. But so was Julius Caesar. So was Winston Churchill. So was George Patton. For that matter, so was King David, who was appointed by God to be king of Israel, and who was that country’s best king despite his dalliance with Bathsheba and his setting up her husband for certain death on the battlefield. David’s multiple wives and their offspring caused much upheaval in the country, but David, whom history still regards as a great king, brought peace and prosperity to his country throughout most of his lengthy reign.” – Deana Chadwell

PELOSI: [5:13] The Trump campaign has some excellent people on pithy videos detail.

SOCIALIZED MEDICINE: [26:26] Louder with Crowder fact checks campaign claims about the alleged benefits of a government-pays-all medical insurance plan.

BOOTY JUDGE: During a private meeting with Planned Parenthood supporters, Mayor Pete praised a woman for sharing her abortion story with him, calling it “a reminder of how we are all lifted up when we honor individual freedom and support.”

He also said that the Bible supports abortion and that all taxpayers should be forced to fund abortions.

MINI MIKE: [7:26] – Laura Ingraham says Mike Bloomberg’s beliefs are a typical example of the Democrats’ “deep and unwavering contempt for American ideals.”

I just posted “So God Made a Bloomberg.” As I was reading, I heard it in Paul Harvey’s voice, especially since Harvey’s famous “So God Made a Farmer” has been circulating the ‘net alongside Bloomberg’s “farmers are stupid” remarks.

If you go to The Federalist link where the original piece is posted, the author included links to all the things he cited. One has to wonder at the sheer number of these things. Bloomberg’s campaign is saying the plaintiffs in the lawsuits are all just opportunistic liars.

But Donald Trump is also a billionaire. If he’s had a string of such allegedly false, money-grubbing law suits filed against him over decades, I’ve never heard of them. And I spend all day, every day reading this stuff.

COMRADE BERNIE: [2:16] – After old footage showing Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, praising the Soviet Union for its programs targeting the youth went viral online, Carl Bildt (Prime Minister of Sweden ,1991 – 1994) took to Twitter to warn Sanders that socialism is not the key to creating a great society as he and Ocasio-Cortez seem to think.

Sanders was lucky to be able to get to the Soviet Union in 1988 and praise all its stunning socialist achievements before the entire system and empire collapsed under the weight of its own spectacular failures.”

CtH: I was struck by the Sanders’ comments about Moscow, which they visited in 1988. I went there in 1972 and while I agree the subway stations and pre-Communist architecture were beautiful, I was disgusted with the place as a whole. The state architecture was brutal; my impression of the city was just unrelieved grayness.

The people were unfriendly, even surly, to us. Our tour guide confessed she hated her job, but the state didn’t allow her to do what she wanted, which was to stay home with her 3-year-old daughter. Our tour group had been on the move for many days in a row and begged off from standing in a mile long line to walk through Lenin’s tomb. All we wanted was just a few hours to rest; instead, we got hustled off to some other venue. It felt like they were afraid to let us sit down for two minutes lest we engage in some nefarious, anti-soviet activities.

Our hotel had clearly once been gracious, but had deteriorated to shabby grubbiness. We had to walk about ¼ mile to the nearest ladies’ room in what was at the time a “high class” hotel for tourists. The phones, even from room to room, had staticky connections. And one night, we were scared out of our wits when a mirror fell right off the wall.

Everywhere we went, we were besieged by Russian kids with cheap Soviet pins that they wanted to trade for chewing gum. And before we left, a maid timidly mimed that she wanted to buy some of my clothes. I didn’t dare. We’d been told that if we got caught doing anything on the list of Do Nots, the entire tour group would be sent home early.

We were all so grateful to be back in America that, when we got off the plane in New York, our entire group wanted to kneel down and kiss the ground.

BRO: [1:22]Bernie Sanders has a soft spot for Jew haters like Linda Sarsour.

2020 kids in cages

CREEPY UNCLE JOE: After lying about it repeatedly, Joe Biden has finally been forced to admit that the Obama administration was responsible for those “kids in cages” photos.

Faced with the evidence, he back-pedaled with, “We kept them safe.

Yeah, no. The Washington Post, no friend to Trump, reported that “The Obama administration failed to protect thousands of Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border since 2011, leaving them vulnerable to traffickers and to abuses at the hands of government-approved caretakers.”

Under Obama and Biden, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a division of the HHS Department, “failed to do proper background checks of adults who claimed the children, allowed sponsors to take custody of multiple unrelated children, and regularly placed children in homes without visiting the locations.”

Meanwhile, the Trump administration has been aggressively trying to protect immigrant kids from traffickers.

TARMAC: [3:07] A new book tells all about the sniffy meeting between Bill Clinton and Obama’s Attorney General Attorney Lynch.


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5 responses to “2020

  1. Never, ever, ever thought the Soviet Union was a good example of anything, except being a bad example. Half a century ago and more, occasionally, we did get glimpses of real life behind the Iron Curtain – bleak pictures which you had to look at twice to realize that’s a color photo. Just wanted to send them garments of neon and paisley and tie-dye!

    chrissy: I was struck by the Sanders’ comments about Moscow, which they visited in 1988.

    “A man hears
    what he wants to hear
    and disregards the rest.”
    -“The Boxer,” Paul Simon (guitar, not bow tie)

    The phones, even from room to room, had staticky connections.

    Because Big Brother was listening… and back in those days, phone-tapping was still kinda primitive tech.

    Apropos of nothing in particular, sharing an old webwork

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    • “It’s long been known that the only thing that Communism is good at is turning large numbers of live peasants into large numbers of dead ones.” —Moe Lane

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      • chrissythehyphenated

        My dentist is a Russian immigrant. Last time I was in her chair, she said, “Sometimes I just want to slap people. They have no idea how good they have it here!”

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          • chrissythehyphenated

            “The teacher one day pulled that little girl out in the class and for an hour unleashed a torrent of abuse on this child. For what? The feeling of power of persecuting that child in front of the rest of us.”

            It’s not happening for an hour, maybe, but it definitely is happening. Our nephew’s middle school social studies teacher attempted to shame him in front of the whole class. I say “attempted” because he refused to be cowed. His parents and our daughter (involved in a way I can’t discuss here) offered to straighten her out; he said not to bother. He knew his cousin had told him the truth and that was all that mattered to him.

            I’ve read other stories on the ‘net, but this one was personal, so we know it really happened.

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