As everyone expected, the Jerry Nadler-led House Judiciary Committee voted to proceed with two Dr. Seuss-level “impeachment” charges against President Trump, which the House will rush to vote on before Christmas, because, like the plots of Hallmark Christmas movies, if you think about them after December 25th, you realize how silly they are.
House Democrats, in trying to destroy Trump, have loaded up a cannon, taken careful aim, lit the fuse, and seen it backfire right into their faces. On the very day that should have been Trump’s worst, he was ignoring impeachment to celebrate a wave of good news, including breakthroughs on trade deals with China and with Mexico and Canada; a big rise in the stock market; and the landslide win for conservatives in Great Britain, which has many Democrats in the US feeling as they’re treading water in the ocean and can hear the music from “Jaws.”
You know it’s bad when even CNN analysts are dismissing Adam Schiff’s claims of this being a serious effort to remove Trump as “nonsense”…
…And CNN actually admits that Trump was correct in accusing two of his House Democrat accusers of misquoting his Ukraine phone call…
…And the head of the Council on Foreign Relations was on MSNBC, telling Joe Scarborough that Thursday was “one of Donald Trump’s best days as President.” I’ll repeat that: MSNBC viewers actually heard that Trump had a good day as President! I’m surprised they didn’t cut away from their own guest.
Some Democrats are already threatening to keep impeaching Trump over and over if he wins reelection. That’s not only a good way to insure he wins reelection, but considering how the first “impeachment” is working out so far, he would probably be fine with them “impeaching” him every day.
Another hidden dividend of the jobs boom under Trump: South Carolina got a federal okay to require residents who are able-bodied, aren’t pregnant, have no dependents, and aren’t working or involved in any education or training programs, to get a job before they can access Medicaid, the government-funded health care program.
Liberals will likely scream, but Gov. Henry McMaster said, “South Carolina’s economy is booming, wages are up, and our unemployment rate is at an all-time low at 2.6%. Competition for workers is fierce, and businesses are struggling to fill vacancies. In this economy, there is no excuse for the able-bodied not to be working.”
Since there are so many on the left who’d rather think up excuses than get a job, I’m sure we’ll be hearing some soon. In the meantime, I expect them to accuse Trump of being a big meanie who should be impeached for deliberately creating a full-employment economy just to force people off of Medicaid.
Hey, as long as Democrats are just making up imaginary crimes to impeach the President for, who not go the whole nine yards?
“Cursed, Actually”: In an interesting side note on the British elections, people are talking about the “curse of Hugh Grant” after every liberal politician the anti-Brexit activist/movie actor endorsed or campaigned with lost bigly.
This is so cute! California’s government passed a law that’s crushing independent, freelance workers, and CNBC actually seems to think that’s an unintended consequence rather than the entire point.
Time magazine’s “Person of the Year,” 16-year-old Swedish climate radical Greta Thunberg, channeled their “Men of the Year” for 1938 and 1939 by telling a cheering crowd, “World leaders are still trying to run away from their responsibilities, but we have to make sure they cannot do that. We will make sure that we put them against the wall, and they will have to do their job to protect our futures.”
My staff and I are greatly saddened to report that actor Danny Aiello died Thursday night in New Jersey at 86 after being struck with a sudden illness.
Danny Aiello was the furthest thing from a stuck-up, overnight Hollywood success. He didn’t even start acting until he was 35. Growing up poor, he hustled to survive, doing everything from selling papers to shining shoes, even a little numbers running for the mob and stealing change from cigarette machines when he was desperate to feed his family (although he insisted he would never rob a human being.) After three years in the Army, he handled bags for Greyhound and worked his way up to an executive spot in the bus driver’s union, but quit after being falsely accused of sparking a wildcat strike. While working as a bouncer at a comedy club, he overcame his stage fright to emcee the show, and that was the start of his life in the spotlight.
His first break came in the movie “Bang the Drum Slowly,” and he quickly began racking up a resume filled with some of the most famous films of the past 40 years, working for such directors as Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Spike Lee: “Do The Right Thing,” (for which he scored an Oscar nomination), “The Godfather Part II,” “Once Upon a Time in America,” “Broadway Danny Rose,” “Moonstruck,” “Fort Apache, The Bronx,” “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” and many more. He was equally adept at serious and comic roles, and was a true multi-talent, launching another successful late-life career as a Sinatra-style club singer and recording artist. One of his albums of swingin’ standards, “I Just Wanted to Hear the Words,” made the top 10 on Billboard’s jazz chart.
I had the good fortune of meeting, interviewing and playing with him on several occasions. Here he is on my Fox News show, performing a great big band arrangement of the old Sophie Tucker tune, “Some of These Days.”
Perhaps because he grew up poor and had so much experience in the real world, Aiello was one of the rare outspoken conservatives in showbiz (he was once named one of Hollywood’s 50 Most Influential Republicans – yes, they actually found 50!) He was known for blasting Hollywood liberals for saying they cared so much about the little guy, then shooting movies in non-union states where they could pay the crew less than scale. He also criticized all the cursing on “The Sopranos,” claiming that nobody talks like that in an Italian household (he said he wouldn’t even dare say “Hell” in front of his mother.) And here he is again on my Fox News show, expressing his anger over the 9/11 plotters being given a civilian trial in his hometown of New York City, and jokingly describing his politics as “to the right of Attila the Hun.”
Danny Aiello may have had a late start in show business, but he built an incredibly rich legacy of movie, TV and Broadway roles, as well as concerts and recordings. His work will be enjoyed for generations to come. And while he sometimes played bad guys in the movies, he was truly one of the good guys in the entertainment industry.
If you’d like to learn more about him, he published an autobiography a few years ago called “I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, on the Stage, and in the Movies.”
My staff and I send our prayers and deepest sympathies to his family, especially to his three surviving children and his wife of 64 years, Sandy Cohen. Here’s an article in which she shares the surprising secret of their long marriage:
And here’s a round-up of tributes from his many admiring co-stars and colleagues: