While Bernie Sanders was stuck in the Senate listening to the equivalent of a tape loop of Maxine Waters ravings, he was unable to attend his own campaign rally in Iowa. So in his stead, he sent two stand-ins who represent exactly what you associate with Iowa heartland values: Hollywood leftist propagandist Michael Moore and New York’s most fashionable socialist Congress member, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Not since Professor Harold Hill in “The Music Man” have Iowans been visited by such charismatic con artists promising them a lot but actually knowing nothing other than how to bamboozle them out of all their money.
During her speech, AOC apparently forgot to even mention Bernie’s name, but she did promise to bring to Iowa and America the same kind of socialist policies that have caused employers to flee her New York district in droves. Moore did mention Bernie, declaring, “We have to crush Donald J. Trump with the truth and with a candidate who is the opposite of Donald J. Trump." So if you don’t like reduced government interference in your life, the booming economy and lots of good-paying jobs, vote for Bernie Sanders and get the exact opposite.
Bernie did manage to make an appearance via phone, where he declared, "We are going to win because we are developing an unprecedented multigenerational, multiracial, working-class movement which is prepared to take on the corporate elite and the entire One Percent and put together an administration that stands for justice. Economic justice, social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice." So for the record, socialists have a new con game: If there’s any field that you want to have the government take over completely, just stick the word “justice” after it.
“Yes, you got “justice,” my friends! Right here, I say, ‘Justice’ right here in River City! With a capital ‘J’ and that rhymes with your ‘pay,’ and that’s what we’ll take!...”
PS – Former President Barack Obama is reportedly so concerned that the Dems will nominate an unelectable socialist that he is thinking of speaking out against Bernie Sanders. Question is, will any of Bernie’s base listen to someone as far to the right of them as Barack Obama?
Must-See Video: At a campaign event that's being described as Sen. Elizabeth Warren's "Joe The Plumber" moment (you kids Google it), a father confronted Warren about her plan to spend $1.6 trillion in tax money to pay off everyone’s student loans. He told her that he worked double shifts and saved to put his daughter through college without taking out any loans, so will he get his money back? Warren replies, “Of course not.” Dad: “So you want to help those who don't save any money, and the ones that do the right thing get s*****d?”
Watch to see her response (or lack of response.) So far, millions of people have watched it online.
It is an excellent question: why should the government pay the college costs of people who took out loans they couldn’t repay, but not reimburse those who worked hard to pay for college without taking out loans? Even more infuriating: image killing yourself to work your way through college, then getting a big tax bill to pay for someone else who just borrowed the money. Or being too poor to go to college, so you went straight to work, and now your paycheck will be docked to pay off your boss’s kids student loans to attend Brown or Yale.
For people who talk about “fairness” so much, I don’t think liberals quite understand what it means. Frankly, I wish they’d just come up with some way to give me back all the time I had to spend watching Democratic debates
We’re sad to report that journalist Jim Lehrer died peacefully in his sleep at 85, after years of heart problems, and we extend our prayers and sympathies to his wife Kate and his family. As co-host of PBS’ “The McNeil-Lehrer Report” and later host of “NewsHour,” Lehrer presided over the kind of sober, in-depth reporting that’s seldom seen these days. This link has more details about his very long and fascinating career.
If you want to see a stunning illustration of how far the profession of journalism has fallen since Lehrer entered it, check out this link to a list he wrote called “Jim Lehrer’s Rules of Journalism” and see if there are any of them that are still being practiced at most major media outlets these days.
Say, remember when Nancy Pelosi sailed past thousands of angry protesters, blithely waving her gavel, to go into a locked legislative chamber and shove Obamacare down the people’s throats against their will? Oblivious arrogance hasn't been a good look for politicians since Marie Antoinette, and it worked out well both for her and for the Democrats, didn’t it? In the next election, the Dems lost a staggering 63 seats and their majority, and Nancy lost her widdle gavel and her position as Speaker. (In other words, both Marie and the Dems lost their heads.)
Let’s hope that history repeats itself not only on the national level in November, but specifically in Virginia, where the high-handed Democrats are abusing their thin majority to try to shove their radical anti-gun, pro-abortion agenda down the throats of an ever-more-enraged public, blithely ignoring the giant angry mob outside, all the counties voting themselves to be Second Amendment sanctuaries, and the sheriffs declaring that they won’t enforce the new laws that the Dems are preparing to pass. All I can say is, “Yeah, you go ahead and pass those laws! After all, what can all those angry voters do to you? They’re just bluffing!”
Rep. and Democratic Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton. Gabbard claims that Hillary harmed her campaign and American democracy by “publicly, unambiguously, and with obvious malicious intent” asserting that she’s being groomed by the Russians to launch a third-party campaign and help reelect President Trump. Her campaign sent Clinton a letter threatening a lawsuit and demanding an apology and retraction, which Hillary ignored. Gabbard is now seeking damages and an injunction to prevent the media from continuing to repeat Clinton’s false accusation.
Gabbard’s lawsuit says she is running for the Presidency, “a position Clinton has long coveted, but has not been able to attain,” and her lawsuit “seeks to hold Clinton, and the political elites who enable her, accountable for distorting the truth…” Clinton’s spokesman responded that the lawsuit is “ridiculous.”
He’s right: I can think of nothing more ridiculous than trying to hold Hillary Clinton and her enablers accountable for anything.
This court decision is good news for all Americans who value free speech, respect for others’ political and religious beliefs, and protection of the actual meaning of words, like “hate group.”
Perhaps this will make government, media outlets and social media giants rethink the wisdom of treating the once important but now politicized and discredited SPLC as any sort of objective authority or hiring it to act as their contract censors.