Well, I knew that leftists lived in a delusional state, but now we know exactly which state it is.
Like Monty Python’s Black Knight blustering that he’s the winner of a sword fight even with both arms and legs chopped off, California Gov. Gavin Newsom blustered yesterday that California represents the future of America and the GOP is headed for the “waste bin of history.”
My first reaction would be to point out that unlike parts of California, at least history HAS a waste bin. In L.A., garbage and feces from all the homeless people just pile up on the sidewalks until they’re overrun with rats carrying fleas that spread typhus. If California is the future of America, then we’d all better invest in hazmat suits. Or possibly build a big, beautiful wall between California and the rest of America.
Among the many distinctions of the former Golden State under leftist misleaders like Newsom are such impressive stats as the greatest income inequality in America, the highest gas taxes (about to go up yet again), the highest income taxes, yet the largest percentage of people on welfare, and the list goes on and on. With its wealthy lords living behind walls and its peasants searching for housing amid filth, squalor and disease, California is looking less like the future of America than like the distant past of Europe. All it’s missing is the Bubonic plague, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s coming along shortly.
It’s a state whose current incompetent leftist leaders inherited beautiful terrain and weather, as well as great wealth and resources from earlier, smarter generations, and are now in the process of driving it all into the ground as they drive the middle class to move out. And it has a Governor who can admit that a misconceived, over-budget bullet train to nowhere was a bad idea that will never be finished, then sue Washington to force the taxpayers to give the state a billion dollars for it anyway.
Newsom went out of his way to claim that he doesn’t care what Tucker Carlson says about him. But I think it might be instructive for him to listen. It’s certainly more educational to listen to virtually anyone else than to Gavin Newsom. Tucker opened his show last night with a close-up look at the leftist utopia that Newsom and his cohorts are transforming California into. Just be glad it’s television and not smell-a-vision:
This story was also covered last night by Tucker Carlson, and what interests me most is not the major story, but one funny detail:
It involves a lawsuit by Trump campaign associate Roger Stone, who is facing various federal charges brought by the Mueller team. His attorneys are demanding a copy of the full forensic report into the 2016 hacking of the DNC email server. If you haven’t been reading my newsletter, you might be surprised to learn that the DNC refused to let the FBI examine their allegedly hacked server. All they provided to prove that Russia hacked it was a report by a private security firm paid by the DNC.
Stone’s attorneys are demanding to see the unredacted report. The government is fighting that demand, claiming that Stone has no reason to see those parts, and besides, the redacted portions have nothing to do with any chicanery by Russia, they’re just protecting the DNC’s private information.
So please note: Democrats are trying to charge the Attorney General with contempt for not revealing the few redacted portions of the Mueller Report that he says are private information and have nothing to do with Russia…while simultaneously expecting the government to protect the redacted portions of their email server report because that’s private information that has nothing to do with Russia, trust them on this.
It’s only June, but I think we may already have a winner for the 2019 Huck’s Hypocrite of the Year Award.
The polls might claim that Americans are chomping at the bit to make one of the far-left clowns in the Democratic demolition derby President, but one thing polls don’t measure, at least not accurately, is voter enthusiasm. While even the leading names among the Democrats struggle to fill a high school classroom with people at campaign stops, President Trump’s rallies are a hotter ticket than a Rolling Stones tour.
He has a rally scheduled tonight in Orlando to officially kick off his reelection campaign, and people started camping out to get into it a day-and-a-half ahead of time, even huddling in tents during a rain storm to save their places in line.
The arena holds 20,000, and Trump said there were over 100,000 requests for tickets. Obviously, a lot of Americans appreciate what Trump has done, despite unprecedented opposition from his political opponents and the media. In fact, I daresay that without the 24/7/365 negative press coverage, with every story slanted for the utmost anti-Trump angle; and if the public were focused on what he’s actually done rather than what his rage-filled enemies keep telling them he’s done; his approval rating would be far higher. Much of the hatred is focused on his personal style, which can be pugnacious and over-the-top…but that’s also part of his appeal to many conservatives, who are glad to have someone who’ll punch back instead of just standing there and taking all the unfair attacks.
With Trump officially launching his campaign, this is a good time for a reboot for Trump 2.0. What do you think should be the focus of his message? The economic boom and job creation? The crushing of ISIS and placing of American interests first again in foreign affairs? Or should he go after the Democrats, pointing out how far to the left they’ve lurched, to the point of openly embracing socialism, open borders and infanticide? Laura Ingraham had a good discussion on this topic last night, which you can watch at the link, then feel free to share your thoughts on what should be the theme of Trump’s reelection. And if you like, offer your suggestions for a new campaign slogan, like “Keep America Great,” or even one for the Democrats, like “MAVA: Make America Venezuela Already.”
You might also be interested in this later segment from Laura Ingraham’s show in which Ralph Reed discusses his plans to promote unprecedented Evangelical turnout to boost Trump. I’ve pointed this out before, but there are enough practicing Christians to determine the results of every election in America. If all Christians made our voices heard at the polls, there wouldn’t be laws okaying abortion up to and beyond birth.
“Rock stars…Is there anything they DON’T know?” – Homer Simpson
Taylor Swift is undeniably talented, and she’s been wildly successful by remaining a rare positive, nonpartisan role model for young women. Unfortunately, she’s recently been under heavy pressure from the left to get political, and sadly, she finally caved in to it.
Swift came out against Marsha Blackburn’s Tennessee Senate run (in a statement conveniently timed to fall immediately after her final US concert tour date – Taylor may have been “woke,” but she wasn’t entirely crazy yet), claiming that Blackburn’s House voting record “appalled and terrified” her. The media treated it as a seismic event in politics, but I said it wouldn’t make much difference unless they let 13-year-old girls vote (don’t be surprised if Democrats endorse that idea.) In the end, Blackburn won 54.7-43.9% and swept all but three counties. Taylor had risked alienating half her fan base for no effect.
Instead of taking that as a sign, though, she’s now jumped even deeper into the tiresome leftist preaching game with a new song and video promoting the misleadingly named “Equality Act.” With the type of thoughtful nuance you’d expect, the video depicts everyone who approves of it as happy, loving, wonderful and open-hearted, while smearing opponents as frumpy, dumb, bigoted haters of LGBTQ people. In other words, it takes Taylor’s political a-woke-ening beyond just endorsing a candidate and into the currently fashionable trend of condescendingly insulting millions of Americans who don’t agree with a particular leftist policy initiative.
I wonder if she, or anyone who would take political advice from Taylor Swift, realizes the fatal flaws in that bill? Like the way it would trample First Amendment religious rights, or codify into law the current trend of allowing transsexual “former” males to unfairly compete against girls in sports. Some iconic female pro athletes have been brave enough to risk condemnation from the PC police by speaking out against this insanity.
The “Equality” Act would set into law the idea that all someone has to do is “identify” as a woman to compete against female athletes. At that point, girls who’ve worked for their entire lives to win athletic scholarships could pretty well hang up their dreams. Is that really what Taylor Swift considers to be “looking out for” her army of young female fans? Or did she just not look very deeply into it, instead buying the simplistic, partisan cartoon version of the issue that’s routinely pushed by the left?
If you’re going to try to leverage your celebrity to influence votes, you have a responsibility to do the research so you know what you’re talking about and you’re not encouraging people to do things that are harmful to their own interests. If you wouldn’t endorse a beverage that’s poison, why would you endorse a bill that would harm your own fans?
I know 13-year-old girls are more likely to listen to Taylor Swift than to me, but just in case, here’s a little advice: If someone tries to get you to vote for a piece of major legislation based on how cool it is to see Taylor Swift and Katy Perry dancing around while dressed up as a burger and fries, then you’d better go research that bill very, very carefully.
While the media endlessly trumpet President Trump’s “low approval rating” (currently at 40%, according to the daily Gallup survey), they seldom mention that compared to his Democratic haters in Congress, he’s Mr. Popularity.
The latest Gallup survey taken in May showed Americans’ approval rating of Congress stuck at a dismal 20% for the second month in a row. Considering their mad dog behavior and utter lack of accomplishments since then, it’s hard to imagine it’s gone any higher.
And what of the de facto leader of the Democrats, media darling and women’s magazines' “favorite Congress member,” socialist know-it-all Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? A new survey of registered voters in her own district in The Bronx found that they described her as “disliked, distrusted” and “unwanted.” Her unfavorable rating is 51% and only 13% say they’d vote to reelect her. Not surprisingly, since she spends so much of her time in front of cameras, bloviating about national issues, promoting socialism and attacking businesses that want to create jobs in New York, only 11% of her constituents think she has their best interests at heart.
The survey did contain one piece of good news for AOC, though. Her favorability rating in her district is 21%. That’s one whole percentage point higher than Congress’ overall approval rating.