There are a lot of people wondering why key Democrats have been going along with insane protesters who claw at doors or scream at the senate as they vote or harass people at dinner ete etc etc.
An awful lot of folks at my side don’t get it. They presume that they somehow don’t understand how this looks in swing states and districts that they need to win.
I would like to offer an alternate theory, I think they DO believe this is harmful but they feel they have no choice but to go along.
The left decided long ago that the violent and insane left were useful, they encouraged them as a counter to the Tea Party and even as they progressed toward full socialist, full violent and full crazy they decided that the Trump victory was so critical that they couldn’t back away from them since they were the only young people in their party who had any actual energy and they demonstrated that energy in the Kavanaugh protests, expecting the GOP to stand down.
Alas for the left Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and the rest decided not to be bullied and refused to give these people power over them, and by standing up and showing courage they will inspire others in the GOP to have courage when faced by these people. This is bad for the left and Democrats.
But that’s not the worst of it
What’s worse for them is they have discovered that once you give such people power and authority over you and your candidates they will use that power to gain more power and they realize that if they cross these people who beat Rand Paul, tried to murder a GOP congressional candidate, attempted to drive folks like Sarah Sanders and Ted Cruz from public places, and of course tried to murder congressman Steve Scalise they might turn on them.
Simply put they’ve created a monster and if the monster can’t terrorize the armed GOP willing to stand up to them they will have to settle for intimidating the left that nursed them until they could grow strong.
As I’ve been watching the left continue its violent push to make the rest of us comply with their demands and the craziness of their Kavanaugh stuff to the point where we actually had a Democrat editor justifying the shooting of Steve Scalise as the natural consequence of his votes.
When a politician opposes all reasonable gun control and gets shot he deserves a Darwin award nomination not a sympathy card.
Seeing all this I couldn’t help but think of the contrast between their actions and those of Kim Davis.
For those of you who have forgotten Kim Davis is the former Democrat who refused to issue gay marriage licences with her name on them in Kentucky when the Supreme Court imposed Gay Marriage overriding the laws of her state and others.
She sought compromise, her opponents would have none of it:
Davis didn’t seek publicity, those who choose to force her hand did, as marriage licences were available just a few miles away. Even as the country’s media and elites demonized her and pundit after pundit attacked her she went to court to defend her position citing her religious beliefs seeking a compromise that would allow her to function without her name being on marriage certificates.
On Thursday the judge in the case gave her one last chance to fold her card, she declined saying it was a heaven or hell issue to her. So the judge had her jailed, meanwhile four of her five deputies agreed to issue the licences to gay couples as he commanded and on Friday began doing so.
Kim Davis has gone to jail without fear, without complaint. She did not scream defiant curses, she did not call for violence in her name. Her only worry was disobedience to the Lord.
And when the courts decided that she should be freed how did she react
Kim’s Davis’ entire speech was about God and serving him and thanks and love for her supporters.
No critique of the judge, no anger over her imprisonment, no fancy words about the political irony of a bunch of Republicans defending an elected democrat. No talk about the likelihood of her being re-imprisoned. Everything completely consistent with the dignity of the stand she took for the sake of her soul and others.
And when offered muscle to protect her from all those who were threatening her in person and online she declined:
Given her situation the offer of armed protection must have been attractive, she has been vilified and hated not only by the left for her principled stand but by some on the right objecting to her civil disobedience on law and order grounds. How easy would it have been for her to accept this offer of protection. How comforting might it have been to know people considered her so important they were willing to fight for her. How tempting.
I’m pleased to say she did not give into this temptation:
Oath Keepers has been contacted by Kim Davis’ legal team at Liberty Counsel, and they have, on her behalf, declined our offer of assistance in protecting her from a possible repeat incarceration by Federal District Court judge David Bunning. We will, of course, respect her wishes, and are hereby issuing a stand-down for our security volunteers who were planning on deploying to Morehead, Kentucky on Monday.
Before starting her workday, Davis appeared defiant, saying she will not issue any marriage licenses that go against her religious beliefs. But she left the door open for her deputies to continue giving out marriage licenses to same-sex couples as long as those documents do not have Davis’ name or title on them.
The marriage license that the couple received said “pursuant to federal court order” on it, and instead of listing Davis’ name and Rowan County, it says city of Morehead, the county seat.
Her willingness to stand without violent confrontation, taking the penalties prescribed by law and not attack those who went after her had a salutary result at the ballot box:
Alas for our liberal friends the voters of Kentucky clearly knew which side they were on too and it wasn’t close
Bevin was able to defy pundits, political insiders and polling — including one released by his own campaign in October that showed him losing — and emerge a winner Tuesday night.
In the end, it wasn’t even close. Bevin won 107 of the state’s 120 counties on his way to a nine-point victory.
“This is a wonderful Christmas gift for Kim Davis,” the group said. “Kim can celebrate Christmas with her family knowing she does not have to choose her public office and her deeply-held religious convictions.”
I think driving Kim Davis from the Democrat party will cost them for decades to come.
And in the final irony David Ermold one of the men who forced the confrontation that sent her to jail ran couldn’t even win the Democrat primary to unseat her despite a ton of money from bigtime liberals
A gay Kentucky man who was denied a marriage license by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis nearly three years ago has lost his bid to unseat her.
and liberals in the press are still angry, particularly as she has a book out:
Holier-than-thou public figures such as Gov. Matt Bevin, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and evangelist Franklin Graham rallied to Davis’ cause. Those three have now written promotional blurbs for her book, which has the arrogant title, “Under God’s Authority.”
“When history called upon Kim, she was both ready and willing to respond,” Bevin wrote. “Will the same be said of you?”
Pardon me while I pound my fist.
if she’s pounding her face now wait till Kim Davis gets re-elected again.
Now on a few levels this tweet is also unremarkable. Based on this tweet Doug clearly believes that Christine Ford is a victim of some form of sexual assault and because of this finds any statement contradicting this an attack on her and while in my opinion a reasonable person would not call this an attack others might disagree so his response rather tame overall.
The third tweet came from me and made an important distinction:
I presume that he has concluded that she is nothing of the sort.
It’s a valid opinion, just as your opinion that she is, is also valid.
It’s clear that @Neoavatara does not believe Dr. Fords accusations, as he does not believe her or find her credible he clearly is not, in his mind, attacking a survivor of a sexual assault. However that is an opinion, and Doug’s opinion that Dr. Ford IS a victim of a sexual assault is just as valid.
So my tweet conveyed that both Neovatara’s tweet and Doug’s tweets are valid based on their opinions and evaluation of the credibility of Dr. Ford’s statements.
To this point all the various tweets are pretty unremarkable and while I may disagree with some of them, valid points of discussion and nothing at all remarkable.
The series of valid points ended with Doug’s response.
So you claim that Ford was never assaulted when she was 15? There’s as much proof of her claims as there is of any of the claims made against Clinton, Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and so many others.
Doug has two problems here one small and one large. First comes his assertion that I claimed that Dr. Ford was never assaulted when she was 15, when my actual tweet simply pointed out that both the opinion that she was and the opinion that she wasn’t are valid points, however I give Doug a pass on this because while I didn’t say it, that is an accurate description of my opinion and we’ve jousted enough online that I can’t fault him for knowing what I think.
His attempt to equate the accusations against Judge Kavanaugh, or as of today Justice Kavanaugh, a person who for decades that nobody and I mean NOBODY had a bad word to say about his personal character (remember during the Clinton years while Kavanaugh was on Ken Starr’s team a large cash bounty was offered for any dirt on any member of Starr’s team) with folks like Weinstein, Bill Conton and Matt Lauer was such an amazing statement that it required a strong response:
That statement is idiotic, You have the testimony of many Many people against Clinton, Weinstein’s & Lauers stuff was such an open secret that hollywood & mediafolks were making jokes about it for years.
believe Ford all you want but don’t beclown yourself
Remember Hillary’s famous 60 minutes interview was to kill the “bimbo eruptions” problem with her husband that was open knowledge in Arkansas. For years Hollywood knew about Weinstein and obliquely joked about it in public as did network news people about Matt Lauer and unlike some millennials who don’t follow this stuff daily Doug knows this well. It was necessary to call him out forcefully, not only because it was a provably false public assertion but because it was incredible to me that a person as well informed and as intelligent as Doug would make it and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why…
…until I read his response.
The only people beclowning themselves are the people who continue to support a political party and a movement headed by Donald Trump.
There has never been anything more stupid in the history of American politics.
This tweet explained everything, both about the Democrat left in general and Doug in particular.
The facts on the ground don’t matter, the economic success, political success, international success, military success, trade success all of these things don’t matter. Donald Trump is stupid, and thus anyone who supports him or anything he does is a clown, a dope and a fool and thus any assertion, any action and any declaration intended to counter either Trump or his supporters, no matter how provably false, no matter how outlandish, no matter how counterproductive to the goal of actually defeating what President Trump is doing, is not only valid, it is sacrosanct because it is made in accordance to that matter of faith.
This is the attitude of the press, of the academic left, of the Hollywood left and of the socialist left and because the validation of this belief brings them comfort, self-satisfaction and profit (as the fat fees consultants will get from, the hundreds of thousands pouring into Maine to defeat Susan Collins will demonstrate) we will continue to see more of the same from the left in general and Doug and people like him in particular.
Mind you this isn’t Fox or Breitbart or even Rasmussen saying this, it’s NPR who is as likely to weigh a poll in the GOP’s favor as Bill Clinton is to keep his pants up.
If this poll is correct and if President Trump keeps up the pressure, which he’s already demonstrated he will, Democrats have the potential to find themselves in the same situation as the Chicago Cubs were this week, watching the other team celebrate twice in two days on their field. Once when Kavanaugh is confirmed, and once in the fall when they suddenly discover that the GOP turnout in those House 19 district that Trump won that are currently considered “toss ups” beats expectations by a ton.
When this happens without a doubt a good economy and President Trump’s efforts will have played their part but the lions share of the blame can go to you dear leftists who energized the GOP base in a way not seen since the passage of Obamacare.
But your responsibility goes back farther back than that:
If you dear leftists had not insisted on the use of the Filibuster in your attempt to stop Justice Gorsuch you might have been able to deploy it today with a chance, not a great chance, but a chance to succeed.
But your responsibility goes back even farther back then that
If you dear leftists, had not gone absolutely insane concerning President Trump’s election, and if your media arm had not taken their credibility and tossed in out of the window in a vain attempt to harm him the MSM which you rely on to spin the undecided and the uninformed would likely have succeeded in their smear of Judge Kavanaugh rather than having people ignore them.
But your responsibility goes back yet even farther than this:
If you had not for political and financial and cultural reasons publicly ignored or dismissed for decades the antics of the Harvey Weinsteins, the Keven Spaceys and the Matt Lauers of the left. Antics that unlikely Judge Kavanaugh there were multiple witness too and whose actions while unknown to the general public were common knowledge among you, you might, just might have had people believing that your moral outrage of judge Kavanaugh was something other than false.
But even still dear leftists your responsibility goes back yet even father than this:
If you had not destroyed the judicial filibuster for lower court judges then a President Trump or any GOP president would have had to nominate a compromise candidate, who would have been acceptable to 60 senators, one likely not nearly as conservative as Kavanaugh. A judge that you would not feel the need to slander and destroy.
Now I could go do this all day and go all the way back to Newsweek’s’ sitting on the blue dress leading to the rise of Matt Drudge but the point is this.
When Justice Kavanaugh is sworn in, and when on November 7th Donald Trump has an even larger senate majority making the votes of a Collins or a Murkowski irrelevant remember dear fanatical leftist it will happen in the knowledge that the person most to blame for this is the one looking back in the mirror at you.
May you be happy in the world you created.
Update: Also remember you even managed to turn Bret Stevens into something sounding like a conservative again:
I’m grateful because Trump has not backed down in the face of the slipperiness, hypocrisy and dangerous standard-setting deployed by opponents of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. I’m grateful because ferocious and even crass obstinacy has its uses in life, and never more so than in the face of sly moral bullying. I’m grateful because he’s a big fat hammer fending off a razor-sharp dagger.
A few moments have crystallized my view over the past few days.
Ulrich’s discovery of guts is cause for organization wide concern
Daredevil Comics Born Again 1986
One of the most interesting things about the collapse of the left’s case against Brett Kavanaugh is how the media left’s message has gone from
Brett Kavanaugh was a serial rapist/molester in high school/college!
Brett Kavanaugh was a serial drunk in high school/college!
Brett Kavanaugh threw ice at somebody once at College!
Now one might think that the rapidity of this transition in under a week is a shocking and surprising thing but it’s not if you consider the single most important fact of this entire exercise.
This was never supposed to get this far!
With the very first accusation the GOP and the Donald Trump White House was supposed to be in dead panic and Brett Kavanaugh was supposed to have requested to have his name withdrawn and spend his live quietly in the DC circuit with a cloud over his head.
He did not. When asked if he would withdraw the nomination after the accusation the president answered it was a “ridiculous question”
When the 2nd and the 3rd accusation came out people expected Judge Kavanaugh to request the nomination be withdrawn.
He did not, instead he went on Fox to defend himself.
When Christine Ford testified (which still surprises me today) and the media unanimously lionized said testimony the left expected Judge Kavanaugh to respond as a Michael Dukakis and meekly defend himself.
He did not, instead he called out the senators for who they were and the left for who they are.
Finally you had the left clamoring for a FBI investigation that they fully expected to not take place
Instead Jeff “Please hire me MSM as your go to anti-trump anti-gop guy” Flake suddenly went along and so now there is a full week of the various claims of these people coming now being put under a spotlight, a spotlight that they never expected to face and a spotlight that none of them can withstand.
Why? Because none of these charges were meant to be examined, Kavanaugh was supposed to be gone, the blue wave was supposed to come in November and all of this was to remain an object lesson for any judge who might dare consent to be considered by Trump for the Supreme Court.
MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell fretted that the seventh FBI background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was too restricted. Her hyperventilating over the issue got to a point where she suggested that the Bureau should actually investigate Kavanaugh for being “rude” to Democrats.
Indeed this is going so bad for the left we’ve actually reached the point where we have Senator Dianne Feinstein saying this
.@SenFeinstein indicates that the FBI report on Kavanaugh should NOT be made public: “It would seem to me that if people are going to be identified this ought to be held very close and not.”
“I think the investigation ought to be closely held,” she reiterated.
In a sworn statement provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a man who claims to be an ex-boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford says that he personally witnessed Ford coach a friend on how to take a polygraph exam. If true, it would mean Ford provided false testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week when she claimed she had never had any discussions with anyone about how to take a polygraph.
The troubling allegations about Ford’s polygraph history and potentially false testimony were revealed Tuesday in a letter from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, to attorneys for Ford. Ford and her attorneys have thus far refused to provide all polygraph-related documents and media to the Senate for review.
This is why we’ve gone from a media meme of Kavanaugh the rapist to Kavanaugh the ice thrower. Now the the GOP is fighting back, even against loud protesters, it’s not only the best they have and likely the best their going to get.
I can’t wait till November.
Update: Added Daredevil quote because the GOP’s sudden surge of guts is cause for Democrat concern and reminds us all that without the guts of Trump and Kavanaugh none of this happens.
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If you want to understand what the left is Doing to Brett Kavanaugh: King Solomon prophetically saw it coming:
Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our training.
He professes to have knowledge of God and styles himself a child of the LORD. To us he is the censure of our thoughts; merely to see him is a hardship for us, Because his life is not like other men’s, and different are his ways. He judges us debased; he holds aloof from our paths as from things impure. He calls blest the destiny of the just and boasts that God is his Father.
Let us see whether his words be true; let us find out what will happen to him. For if the just one be the son of God, he will defend him and deliver him from the hand of his foes. With revilement and torture let us put him to the test that we may have proof of his gentleness and try his patience. Let us condemn him to a shameful death; for according to his own words, God will take care of him.”
Talked to a friend who is now a US citizen who used to live under a murderous tyrant. He loved the idea of Kavanaugh fighting back. I’m wondering if the left reminded him of the days when a Tyrant spoke and you were destroyed.
There is one aspect of the Kavanaugh FBI business that nobody is talking about. Since the FBI doesn’t come to conclusions in theory any allegation no matter how lacking in evidence or sanity might be leveled against the judge and the bureau might dutifully include it in their report. Now if we had the FBI of Efrem Zimbalist Jr. such a thing would be unthinkable, but with the FBI of James Comey, it’s completely believable.
Ironically if the FBI acts like a law enforcement agency rather than the leader of the NeverTrump resistance they are likely to guarantee Kavanaugh at least 53 votes and maybe even 55. It’s also going to make both folks like Geoff Diehl who said this was all BS and Charlie Baker who called for an investigation both look good. The inability of the left to grasp what the Kavanaugh stuff is going to do to them in swing districts that Trump won never ceases to amaze me.
On The Other Podcast staring Robert Stacy McCain and William Hoge I predicted the GOP will keep the house because of Kavanaugh. Nobody else seems to think so, but you watch. There are at least 10 Trump seats that dems need to win. After Kavanaugh the GOP will crawl over glass to vote against these asses, bank on it!
One thing about Charlie Baker, while he is a bit of a squish republican he hasn’t been shy about backing state level GOP members who aren’t squishes. A local paper actually hit him for it.
Saturday I did a mini-tip jar drive on Twitter than included tweeting out my interviews, Q & A’s etc that I covered this year. it took nearly 4 hours and included 190 different videos and I didn’t include all the videos from some events.
Sometimes I forget just how much work I do each year
If you went to Las Vegas and bet $199 that after three games the Cleveland Browns would have a better record than the New England Patriots, you’d be so rich that every pol in the nation would be begging you for money. However if you bet that this would continue in week four you would have lost.
Four teams in Baseball are playing a 163rd game to determine division winners in the NL today. The Brewers play the Chicago Cubs and the Rockies Play the Dodgers. The Losers in those games play each other in the one game wild card and the loser is bounced. Can you imagine finishing the season tied for 1st and then being bounced after two straight losses? It’s going to be a horrible week for someone.
Frank Pentangeli:Ten to one shot, you said. Ten to one shot in my favor, and I lose.
Godfather 2 1974
Jedediah Tucker Ward: It’s not hypothetical to Dr. Pavel, he wrote it Michael Grazier:So he says. Jedediah Tucker Ward:So he says under oath
Class Action 1991
Two days ago Rush Limbaugh said aloud something I had been thinking. Christine Ford is not going to testify under oath.
The fact that she cleared her social media history, sent her letter to a House member with no jurisdiction which coincidentally avoids the penalties of perjury and the repeated efforts to stall were all clues.
Now the big gun has been brought out.
Thursday's hearing should be canceled in light of a disturbing new allegation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh. The FBI must investigate ALL allegations.
I think this clinches it. The Democrat plan all along has been to spook either Trump or the GOP or Kavanaugh in order to get him to withdraw or to get Trump to pull the nomination.
All the bluster, all the talk, the New Yorker articles and Stormy Daniels lawyer all of it was to get him to cut and run.
Now it’s the day before the scheduled hearings. Ford has a choice, she can testify under oath under the same penalties of perjury that Kavanaugh has or she can cut and run. We’ve heard from Kavanaugh under oath it’s time for Ford to do the same.
I had been thinking that there was at least a 40% chance she shows up figuring that it would be tough to prove perjury unless they can find proof in communication with Democrat operatives and the deep state to protect her. Plus there is the risk to the gravy train if she cuts and runs.
Now seeing this tweet from Feinstein I’m thinking Rush is right. Ford might be figuring that Donald Trump is a Jacksonian and if any administration would pursue such a case it’s this one and it only takes one person to offer to talk, particularly if they are trading that talking for a lighter sentence on another matter.
Now I’m figuring it’s 90% that she cries “victim” and “unfair” and refuse to show with both the media and dems backing her up.
Politically it’s the best move for the left, the longer this goes on the more disgusted the non-pussy hat generation gets and the more likely this costs the left any hope of winning in the midterms. Better to cut your losses, cry “unfair” and then fund raise off of Kavanaugh in the hopes of winning in 2020.
About a week ago Erik at ¡No Pasarán! reprinted a letter from a French Resistance fighter from World War two that had been written to the Newspaper Le Monde back in 2010 about people appropriating the word “Resistance” for their personal cause long before the rise of Donald Trump:
These days, the word Resistance, with a capital R, is to be found everywhere, far more prominently than in 1940-1944! The Resistance of a teacher against new teaching methods, the Resistance against infringements on the rights of the gypsies, the Resistance against nuclear power… Today, there are certainly no more than 20 000 survivors to have effectively resisted, rifle in hand (or the equivalent: work in intelligence-gathering, etc…), prior to September 1944, and even fewer prior to the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944. So do not put a capital R on your opposition to one thing and another, leave us with our Resistance, and use that great word only if, by misfortune, the duty to Resist were again to arise for real.
It’s an important message from a person who actually resisted real life Nazi’s at real life personal risk to himself and his friends.
It’s also explains how Christine Ford and now Deborah Ramirez and their political allies justify their acts to themselves.
In the movie the Longest Day there is a scene when the underground is activated by a series of coded messages to commit acts of targeted sabotage in order to aid the invasion of Normandy. One such scene involves the derailing of a train and in that scene a woman named Janine Boitard distracts a pair of German guards so her allies can plant Dynamite on the tracks and eventually pushing one off a bridge and falling with him into the water as the train is derailed.
In the minds of Ford, Ramirez and those who have been seeing imaginary Nazi’s everywhere the GOP are Nazis and with Donald Trump is their Führer. For three years they’ve insisted that despite all evidence or lack thereof internment camps, the silencing of opposing views and violence against political enemies are just on the horizon unless they stop him.
Now for Democrat operatives, who know this is nonsense, all of this is about power so they will play along with this fantasy and encourage it as long as it has the potential to reward them politically. It’s a cynical and dangerous thing but it’s no danger to them and anyways that’s what useful idiots are for.
One might think this is a fringe but I’ve talked to people who actually believe this, I’ve seen these folks in action in Boston and elsewhere. In their minds there is no difference between Kristallnacht and Donald Trump replacing the retiring Justice Kennedy a kinda conservative judge with Judge Kavanaugh, an actual conservative judge.
This is why Ford and Ramirez are doing what they’re doing. They don’t see themselves as liberal partisans making ungrounded and unsupportedaccusations against a man who has led an estimable life, to derail a Supreme Court Pick before what they consider a favorable election in November and who regardless of the result will be feted and rewarded by the left, both financially and professionally for the rest of their days.
They think this is D-Day, the GOP in general and Brett Kavanaugh are the Nazis and they are Janine Boitard risking life and limb so that the Reich might fall. And any slander, any deception and any act that might do this, is morally justified.
After a year of watching the people physically attack conservative, drive us from restaurants attempt to murder us the Kavanaugh hit is the last straw for me.
I’m tired of being nice to the left, and I’m though presuming they just disagree wit us.
I’m convinced that they will stop at nothing when it comes to power, removing people from jobs, driving them from the public square, physical attacks, attempted murder and the attempt to tarnish a person for life, to the left all of this is justified by them by their desire for power and that desire makes it valid and good in their eyes.
I am also convinced that this will continue until they are paid back in the same coin. This behavior can not be allowed to stand.
We of the right have a choice, either continue to take it or give as good as we get or better.
Until we do this will keep happening.
I wish this was not the case, but that’s where we are. We need to take a lesson from Sherman when it comes to the Democrat left
“We are not only fighting hostile armies, but a hostile people, and we must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.”
The Union forces needed
“to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us…
“We cannot change the hearts and minds of those people of the South, but we can make war so terrible … [and] make them so sick of war that generations would pass away before they would again appeal to it.”
Generations have passed and the lesson needs to be taught again until the left cries “enough” and begs forgiveness.
And when they do beg forgiveness and repent of these action we are obliged to forgive them , but not a moment before.
Update: In case I’m not clear here, I’m not advocating killing them , I’m advocating doing to them exactly what they do to us.
Yesterday was 9/11 again and my opinion on hit hasn’t changed.
The days we need to be remembering are the fall of Saddam (April 9th); the fall of the Taliban government in Afghanistan and Tora Bora (Dec 17th); and the death of Bin Laden (May 2nd). We should hold those days high, and make sure that not only do we remember and celebrate those days—but those we defeated remember it as well. Those days should be celebrated just as we did with VE and VJ Days, right up until the greatest generation was replaced by the baby boomers, and those World War II landmarks began to fade from memory.
When the war is won, then perhaps things will be different—but as long as we are still fighting, a somber remembrance is the wrong thing to do.
So while the rest of the country puts on their sackcloth for 24 hours, I will respectfully pass on that. Instead, I will pop a cork to the passengers of Flight 93 for producing the first in many U.S. victories during the War on Terror and toast the troops who continue to win one of the toughest wars our country has ever fought.
They’ve be time to mourn when our enemies are dead.
VIRGINIA IS MAD. So am I. Hell, so is everyone. And the TV footage of jubilant Palestinians just proves what I’ve always suspected — they just don’t get it. They’ll learn. Oh, how they’ll learn. Even if it turns out that this was done by the Chinese, or disaffected high school students, their jubilation will be long remembered. The American role as “mediator” in the Middle East is over. Since — though they don’t realize it — that’s the only thing that has kept the Palestinians in the game since 1991, their future is likely to be grim, now.
Alas neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama saw fit to teach that lesson then along came Donald Trump…
President Trump appears to have undertaken a revolution in Middle Eastern diplomacy. Reportedly, the United States will eliminate refugee status for the descendants of Palestinian refugees of 1948, the only group of people anywhere in the world to inherit refugee status. The U.S. also reportedly will eliminate funding for UNRWA, the only UN agency dedicated to a single group of refugees, namely the Palestinian Arabs. . . .
This should have been done Sept 12th 2001. Who knew that it would take Donald Trump to see the Palestinians for what they are.
“Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could.”
are getting a lot of critique but you have to remember something. 9/11 was just a bunch of terrorists murdering Americans, Trump put the power of the left and their allies in the deep state at risk, no naturally that’s more important to them.
Breitbart reports that 10 NFL players protested this week. I looked them all up, they have something in common. None of them are rookies.
At National Review Kyle Smith has a mostly good piece about how the Democrats have become the Kaepernick party.
Nike’s net approval rating plunged an astonishing 34 points last week, the kind of polling shift you wouldn’t expect to see unless Air Jordans were proven to cause ankle cancer. Keeping Kaepernick front and center in the national discourse is a bad move for a sneaker company, a bad move for the pundits and activists who cheered it, and a bad move for any Democratic office-seeker. If voters get it into their heads that this November 6 is about whether you should kneel or stand for the national anthem, it won’t work out well for Democrats in the short or long term.
I think every democrat running in a swing district needs to have Kapernick campaign with him and if they don’t it proves they are racists.
I do take issue with one remark of Smith’s piece at NRO
President Trump is a political genius in much the same way that Wile E. Coyote is a mechanical genius, but he has proven that he has some lizard-brain, WWE-tinged sense of how to push the public’s buttons.
If Trump is Wile E Coyote, then how come he keeps winning and his enemies plots all end like this:
I’d say it’s Trump that plays Road Runner to Nevertrumps Coyote.
“Barack Hussein Obama in the worst free agent signing and most expensive free agent signing in the history of the country and every Democrat in congress and every Senator in congress and every Democratic governor whether they show up on stage with him or not is on his team.”
If I was Donald Trump I’d play that message every single day till election day 2018 and maybe even till election 2020
(It’s amazing how much I’ve aged since then)
In that same video I predicted the Democrats would lose that election day.
I’m repeating that prediction today
As we all watch the cone of Hurricane Florence head toward the east coast we need to be thankful that we have a full week’s warning and plenty of time for people to get ready. Imagine what it must have been like for people 100 years ago when you might get a day or two’s warning at best or 150 years ago when there would have been no warning at all.
We don’t understand just how lucky we are sometimes.
Is it just me or does anyone else have an awful feeling that the media/left is watching with breathless anticipation for Hurricane Florence to hit in the hopes that in the wake of massive flooding massive destruction and devastation they can blame Trump for not moving fast enough to score points this election cycle?
There was a time when such a thought would never have entered my head.
Finally it’s been amazing to watch the media suddenly get all protective of the church now that the scandals threaten Bishops, Cardinals and Pope that they perceive are on their side politically. It demonstrates abuse victims were merely a means to an end to the media/left enabling an attack on an institution who opposed them on abortion and gay marriage. But I’m not worried about the Church in the long run because it’s not the Bishops Cardinals or even Pope that will ensure the faith remains. it’s people like Lucy from California
Christ and Church are greater than any one Pope, Cardinal, Bishop, Scandal or even era. Those things all change, God does not.