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Joe Biden tried to bail out his listing presidential ship by giving an interview to CNN. But even in that friendly forum, it did not go well. Biden is reeling from getting punched by the left for not being left enough and abandoned by the establishment for veering too far left to keep up with his crazy competitors.
In the CNN interview, he tried to distance himself from the Bernie-style “Medicare For All” scheme by offering a more sensible, workable, popular plan: bringing back Obamacare. I kid you not. And not just Obamacare, but also the much-hated individual mandate, which forced Americans either to buy insurance they didn’t want or couldn’t afford or to pay a tax penalty, leaving them even less money in their pockets to pay for their health care out of pocket. I’m sure this will be a winning issue for the Democrats. Like bringing back typhus.
Ainsworth follows up with reader: Trump's tie and this time so much else
By Laura Ainsworth
A lengthy response came in from the reader who had criticized Trump’s tie and his failure to move his lips during the Battle Hymn.
I believe you missed the whole point here. I voted for this man. I want the swamp drained –- it can't come fast enough.
At least I was able to elicit a response.
MAD Magazine goes "woke" and then this...
By Mike Huckabee
While the 4th of July week was a great week for America, it was a sad week for humor. It was announced that after nearly 70 years, MAD magazine will no longer publish new issues (but Pete Buttigieg just found out who Alfred E. Neuman was!) It’s hard to sell any magazine these days, but especially hard for MAD, for a number of reasons: the Internet has made people expect humor to be super-timely, not bi-monthly – and Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are filled with free topical one-liners and parodies. There was also a lot of behind-the-scenes turmoil with DC Comics buying the magazine, firing the longtime staff and moving it from NYC to Los Angeles.
Liberals turn on one another
By Mike Huckabee
Must-read column today by Michael Goodwin at the New York Post, on how the Democrats are eating their own, thanks to the far-leftists finding the leftists not leftist enough. There’s a ton of interesting info and history here, including a great quote from LBJ, who was dealing with a similar situation during the Vietnam-era Yippie riots. He said, “You know the difference between cannibals and liberals? Cannibals eat only their enemies.”
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Remember how we were told that President Trump had given up on putting the citizenship question on the 2020 Census after the questionable SCOTUS opinion written by Justice Roberts (basically, “you have the power to do it, but we don’t care for your explanation of why” – which is irrelevant if the executive has the power to do it)? Trump said that was “fake news,” and he was called a lying liar for the umpteenth time. Well, guess what: he hasn’t given up on putting the citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
The details of what the DOJ is planning to do are at the link, along with Nancy Pelosi’s baffling argument against finding out how many people in the US are actually citizens, which would seem to be a pretty basic question for a Census -- particularly if some states are padding their populations with illegal immigrants to get more representation in the House than they deserve at the expense of other states and actual US citizens. Speaker Pelosi seems to be under the delusion that only white people can be citizens. Sad. And frankly, kind of racist.
Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review also noticed the scary rapidity with which we moved from outrageous claim about a patriotic symbol to corporations, major media outlets and presidential candidates all jumping on the anti-American bandwagon without a second (or even first) thought. “Beto” O’Rourke and Julian Castro were particularly noteworthy for the impenetrable quality of their woke gibberish on the subject:
I could say more about the stupidity of this claim and back it up with quotes from the Founders, but Marta Hernandez at the Victory Girls blog already did a wonderfully entertaining job of that, so I’ll just link to her:
Let us hope that now that the tactics are so obvious and the complaints so blatantly ridiculous that more Americans will find their voices and start standing up, not only during the National Anthem but standing up and fighting back when symbols of America’s greatness are attacked by unpatriotic and uninformed ingrates. I’m happy to say that my friend Dr. Alveda King is among those leading the way:
After the first round of Democratic debates, the crowded field is already starting to shift. Rep. Eric Swalwell has become the first to throw in the flop sweat towel, which will come as shocking news to virtually all Americans who had no idea that anyone named Eric Swalwell was running for President. So I guess he won’t get his finger on the nuclear button after all and use it to nuke any Americans who refuse to hand over their guns.
Also, Mike Gravel has dropped out of the Democratic race. The far-far-left former Alaska Senator was so obscure that when I Googled the term “Gravel is out,” I got articles on how to remove gravel from your lawn (that's not a joke, try it yourself.)
But before the maintenance crew removes two deck chairs from the Titanic, hold on: leftist billionaire Tom Steyer has reportedly changed his mind and will launch a late-entry quixotic lunge at the White House. This after pouring a mountain of his money into the fruitless effort to impeach Trump for anything. I have to assume he won’t be basing his campaign pitch on his ability to handle money wisely. I think it’s telling that someone who is willing to throw away a fortune on any longshot scheme to defeat Trump, no matter how ludicrous, looked at the entire Democratic field and decided that he’d just have to do it himself rather than back any of them.
Here’s a hilarious analysis of these and other developments among the bottom tier candidates from Jim Treacher. Sample: he describes Swalwell as polling “somewhere between dryer lint and bubonic plague.”
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