With the Democrat’s Selection of Tom Perez and Keith Ellison as Party Chairman and Vice Chairman it’s Game On
by Dave Ball
March 10, 2017
Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t pay much attention to who the Democrats chose as the head of the DNC. One liberal no-mind is pretty much the same as the next. We do not live in normal times, however, and the choice they made is very significant to Republicans.
In the eight years of Obama mismanagement, the Democrats suffered one setback after another as Obama led the party steadily left. After the November election, the extent of the carnage was evident for even the most disbelieving liberal to see. Not only was Clinton not anointed Czarina as they all expected but they held neither legislative house and lost badly in state elections across the nation. The Democrats found themselves at an historic low point on the power curve. The country had soundly repudiated leftist progressivism. Their party landscape was a nuclear wasteland. The Democrats were fractured, with young dems supporting the antiquarian Bernie Sanders and Pocahontas Warren. Older dems clung to the Clinton myth, criminality and all. None could seem to understand the reality that neither their message nor their candidates offered anything that America wanted.
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Crybaby politics from leftists
Posted March 21, 2017, 12:10 pm
The leftists who disrupt town halls and jam politicians’ telephone lines are engaging in childish street theater.
Unable to win at the ballot box, an inconsolable American left has written a new chapter in perversity, purposely jamming telephone lines then demanding to know why their calls don’t go through.
Such antics might be amusing but for the fact that while complaining loudly about being heard, they are drowning out the voices of real constituents. We’re talking about the everyday citizens who need real help with Social Security, veteran benefits, assistance for their families and a range of real-life services House and Senate members provide on a daily basis — at least when their phones are working.
Right now, some members of Congress are unable to hold regular town hall meetings because protesters salted throughout the room are operating from a handbook written by Democratic operatives on obstruction. Called “Indivisible,” the guide leaves zero doubt about its mission.
Protesters are urged to show up, distribute a set of loaded questions, scatter themselves throughout the audience and go after their target — in this case, Sen. Pat Toomey and our Republican congressmen.
“Other group members around the room should amplify, by either booing the MoC (Member of Congress) or applauding you,” the handbook advises.
Other instructions: Don’t give up the microphone. If a congressional staffer tries to take it, create a scene. Make sure someone is recording the town hall. And, of course, call the media. After all, boisterous confrontations make good stories and even better television.
This Country needs Judge Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed quickly. Tell our Senators.
Posted March 20, 2017, 11:24 am
Judge Neil Gorsuch Talking Points
- Liberals and conservatives agree Judge Gorsuch is eminently qualified to serve on the Supreme Court.
- He is the mainstream conservative that the voters demanded when they elected Donald Trump President in November.
- He has faithfully interpreted Congress’ statutes and the Constitution to defend religious liberty and to criticize administrative agency overreach.
- His rulings on everything from procedural matters to constitutional issues prove that he falls well within the judicial mainstream.
- Last week the American Bar Association (ABA) unanimously gave Judge Gorsuch its highest rating of “well-qualified.”
- Back in 2001, Senators Schumer and Leahy called the ABA rating the “gold standard by which judicial candidates are judged.”
- By their own measure, Judge Gorsuch is an excellent choice for the Supreme Court.
Donna Brazile admits stealing debate questions for Hillary, but blames the Russians
Posted March 18, 2017, 9:40 am
I give Donna Brazile just a few points for finally fessing up (after lying and denying) that she stole and supplied CNN debate questions to Hillary Clinton, helping the establishment candidate triumph over insurgent Bernie Sanders. But I have to deduct even more points, because she did so in a context of blaming the Russians and partially exonerating herself. The expression “non-denial denial” has a cognate in her non-apology apology.
In an essay in Time, after fulminating against the Russians for allegedly hacking the DNC emails (an assertion whose evidence has never been provided, and denied by Wikileaks), she admits:
October, a subsequent release of emails revealed that among the many things I did in my role as a Democratic operative and D.N.C. Vice Chair prior to assuming the interim D.N.C. Chair position was to share potential town hall topics with the Clinton campaign. I had been working behind the scenes to add more town hall events and debates to the primary calendar, and I helped ensure those events included diverse moderators and addressed topics vital to minority communities. My job was to make all our Democratic candidates look good, and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen. But sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret.
By stealing all the DNC’s emails and then selectively releasing those few, the Russians made it look like I was in the tank for Secretary Clinton. Despite the strong, public support I received from top Sanders campaign aides in the wake of those leaks, the media narrative played out just as the Russians had hoped, leaving Sanders supporters understandably angry and sowing division in our ranks. In reality, not only was I not playing favorites, the more competitive and heated the primary got, the harder D.N.C. staff worked to be scrupulously fair and beyond reproach. In all the months the Russians monitored the D.N.C.’s email, they found just a handful of inappropriate emails, with no sign of anyone taking action to disadvantage the Sanders campaign.
Hawaii Judge’s Flawed Aloha Akhbar Logic
Posted March 18, 2017, 9:38 am
The latest indication of the need to drain the judicial swamp comes in the form of Hawaii Judge Derrick Watson’s ruling placing a hold on President Trump’s second executive order placing a temporary immigration ban on six predominantly Muslim countries. It is, as President Trump noted, a classic case of “judicial overreach.”
Judge Watson’s logic belongs in a parallel judicial universe where judges are allowed to regulate foreign policy, clearly a presidential prerogative defined in both law and the U.S. Constitution. Judge Watson cites no law and, in the case of the Constitution, says the travel ban violates the Establishment Clause which forbids favoring or disparaging a particular religion. By that logic, you could never restrict any immigration from any Muslim country for any reason. Judge Watson strays outside the four corners of the executive order and ignores explicit U.S. law to cite President Trump’s campaign statements, which are totally irrelevant. Motive, even if correctly discerned, is irrelevant here. Only the law and presidential authority should apply. As the Washington Post describes Judge Watson’s flawed logic:
In a blistering 43-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson pointed to Trump’s own comments and those of his close advisers as evidence that his order was meant to discriminate against Muslims and declared there was a “strong likelihood of success” that those suing would prove the directive violated the Constitution.
Watson declared that “a reasonable, objective observer — enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequence of events leading to its issuance — would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion.”
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Posted March 14, 2017, 1:06 pm