May 2, 2018

There’s been a lot of talk about how the Democrats are going to take back Congress in a “blue wave,” but I keep noting the many holes in that theory. For one thing, the main motivating force behind their voters’ passion seems to be that they hate-hate-hate Trump. But even party leaders such as Nancy Pelosi know that impeaching a President for no reason other than you’re mad that he beat you in the election is a loser, and they’re trying to downplay that possibility. Otherwise, the party’s platform so far consists of (to tally up a few things I’ve heard lately) taking away people’s guns; raising taxes back up; opening the borders to illegal immigrants and disbanding ICE; guaranteeing everyone a government job at a time of record low unemployment; and restoring the same brilliant foreign policy that gave us ISIS and a nuclear North Korea, two things Trump has managed to bring to heel just in his first year. Sound like a winning message to you?

With that for a platform, we’ve understandably seen another tactic arise: the “stealth Democrat.” The Party has recruited young, attractive, moderate military veterans who buck the party line by professing support for the Second Amendment and claiming they won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. I’ve already explained the two big problems with that: First, they have to defeat the far-left “progressive” radicals in the primaries. Second, the minute they get to Washington, they’ll be told that if they want a decent committee assignment and a political career, they will get in line. And that line forms behind Nancy Pelosi, who just made it clear she expects to be Speaker again. So a vote for any House Democrat will be a vote to hand back the big gavel that she used to crush public opinion like a walnut by shoving Obamacare down our throats. Is anyone seriously eager to see another round of that?


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All this may help to explain a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that shows Millennials are starting to desert the Democrats. Two-thirds still don’t like Trump, but that doesn’t mean they want to go back to the good old Democratic rule days of living in mom’s basement and using their college degrees to get jobs at Starbucks. Even some Millennials who voted for Hillary are now looking at supporting Republican Congressional candidates. And they’re about evenly split on which party handles the economy better. That should be a no-brainer, but it’s early yet, and the Republicans are up 12 points just since 2016.


One interesting detail of the poll: the group most likely to desert the Democratic Party is young white males. Gee, I wonder why those over-privileged sexist, racist, potential rapists who should apologize for their toxic masculinity and then shut up would think liberals don’t care about their interests?


Of course, it’s not just young white males who are being thrown under the bus by the Democrats these days. Hip-hop icon Kanye West is discovering that when a black man dares to voice a political opinion that isn’t approved by the DNC, the full weight of the Twitter sphere, Hollywood, late night “comedy” shows and other media enforcers of cultural group think will come down on him like a ton of manure. But bless him, he’s defying the critics anyway and defending his right to listen to any and all legitimate opinions.

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One of the most shocking attacks came from a surprising source, who suggested that West – an incredibly successful, self-made millionaire – was “talking out of turn” when he voiced support for black conservative Candace Owens and gave some praise to President Trump. Frankly, that carries an ugly whiff of the old racist term, “getting uppity,” that was used to tell blacks that they were getting above their place in thinking they had a right to express themselves freely, as if the First Amendment only applied to the elite class.

That “talking out of turn” comment would seem shockingly racist under most circumstances. But what if it came from another prominent African-American? It did: Rep. Maxine Waters. That would explain the lack of self-awareness.

If you think I’m being harsh, consider what else she said about Kanye West: that he “sometimes needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts,” that maybe he doesn’t understand the impact that some of his comments about the President have on young people, and that “maybe he should think twice about politics and maybe not have so much to say."

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Again: that’s MAXINE WATERS! See, no self-awareness at all.


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  • Patricia A. McMahon

    05/03/2018 02:44 PM

    This is unbelievable. Maxine Waters telling Kanye West he's getting "uppity". "UPPITY!!?" I was born in 1950 so I don't know how bad black people were treated in the 1940's. I do remember seeing and hearing on the news the term "uppity" when I was a kid. I'm white Irish Catholic, so I didn't have to deal with prejudice. It was very obvious to me that black people didn't deserve any of that

    Maxine Waters telling Mr. West to stay out of politics and to get someone to help him with his
    thinking/opinions? What would Dr. Martin Luther King say to her? Uppity...Makes me see RED.
    I'm so angry and disgusted. What nerve! She is entitled to Freedom of Speech. I'd rather muzzle
    her. I hope most people will see this for what it is. A over indulged wealthy liberal feeling
    threatened by the fresh air of free speech.
    Patricia A. McMahon
    Sergeant First Class, USA(Ret)

  • Amelia Little

    05/03/2018 10:49 AM

    "Is anyone seriously eager to see another round of that?" regarding pelosi. Well, I am sure those who listen exclusively to msm "news" (and I use that term loosely) outlets are being told how wonderful pelosi is, how right she has always been, how horrible the tax cuts are--even some of those who have seen the benefit of tax cuts will ignore that an believe taking away the cuts is the only way to go. Of course, those taxes would need to be reinstated full-force with more added on, in order to allow more people to go back to needing government "assistance" and, of course, to pay for bernie's idea of everyone getting a government job--which, of course, would take tax money to fund the salaries. And, of course, being a government job--hey, can't be fired!!! What good would comfy jobs be--if all their salaries were taken back via taxation?

  • Stephen K Lentz

    05/03/2018 10:24 AM

    The problem with your theory is 50% of the people in this country agree with the jackasses. Then add to that the rinos who hate my President and will do anything to see him fail including giving control back to the jackasses. Those rinos LOVE the power the jackasses are getting by shoving their agenda down America's throat and they will just sit back and let the jackasses take over because when the rinos agree with the jackasses, THEY get the power and corrupt cash that flows in the swamp. AND anyone who does not agree with the jackasses but HATE my President will simply stay home and not cast a vote against the jackasses. I hope I am wrong BUT I see the "blue wave" as REAL and any "politician" who really loves my Country (of which there are very few but DOES include my President) have a HUGE task ahead of them!!

  • Davod

    05/03/2018 09:55 AM

    Media like the Democrats, have dissed @ least half of America. The media still thinks it’s about them. I am a proud deplorable who wants Hillary to & Bernie to run again.

  • Lynn Hoyt

    05/03/2018 09:50 AM

    This story is the biggest reason we need term limits!!! We need to get the Old guard out, so that fresh new incoming to congress and function and help make congress a place of reason once again.