2020

My latest update from the campaign trail

2020 Trump rally

TRUMP RALLY: As seen by a “recovering Leftist” – “The staging area was roped off to form a long, snaking chute for people lining up for the Trump rally. These 30 rows or so, each the length of a city block, were considerably longer than the TSA line at Denver International Airport. …

We got in line and were immediately introduced to our queue companions, with whom we would be spending the next five and a half hours. There were whites, blacks, Asians, Latinos, young, old, straight, and gay people, decked out unapologetically in stars and stripes, celebrating freedom of expression they wouldn’t dare at the supermarket. There was no squabbling, line-cutting, or littering, just thousands of people happily standing in the cold, knowing they could be themselves without Antifa punching them in the face — also knowing they might not get in.”

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CUBAN EXILES: A message for Americans who support socialism [3:13]Other resources on this topic …

“Debunking Liberal Lies About Cuba” by Matt Palumbo at Bongino.com – “Where to begin with today’s lesson in how to lie with statistics?”

“Senator Sanders Is Wrong on Cuban Education and Healthcare” by Marian L. Tupy and Chelsea Follett at Cato Institute – “The data make clear that Cuba’s education and healthcare system are unremarkable.”

“Why Bernie Sanders’s Praise of Fidel Castro Matters” by David Harsanyi at National Review – “Bernie is a socialist. He’s been a lifelong defender of authoritarians. … [He has] defended virtually every Communist tyrant he’s ever been asked about over the past 50 years. This is who he was, and more importantly, this is who he is right now.”

“Twenty Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bernie Sanders” by Jim Geraghty at National Review – “Shortly after being elected as mayor, Sanders kicked off of the 40th annual Chittenden County United Way fundraising drive by announcing to gasps, ‘I don’t believe in charities.’ Sanders went on to argue that government, rather than charity organizations, should take over responsibility for social programs.”

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