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Double Standard

February 8, 2017

The big “double standard” switch having now been flipped in Washington, the term “obstructionism” is out and “resistance” is in. So, Senate Democrats are engaging in heroic resistance by mindlessly and pointlessly wasting the time taxpayers are paying them for. They're deliberately dragging out the confirmation process of Trump appointees who are guaranteed to be confirmed anyway, impeding the lawful transition of power and the ability of government to handle its day-to-day functions, all for the political equivalent of holding their breath until they turn blue because they’re just so maaaaaaad that they lost the election. In 2008, there were very few Republicans who were happy with Obama’s Cabinet picks, but they voted for them anyway because as someone once said, “Elections have consequences.” Apparently, that’s only true when Democrats win.

I hope voters who elected these resisters to reality remember their never-ending hissy fit when a number of them are up for election next year in red and purple states. If they find doing their jobs to be that grating, I bet there'll be someone on the GOP ticket who’d be more than happy to take over and actually get to work making America great again.

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Now Impeachment?!?

January 18, 2017

All the dirty tricks, slanted coverage and fake polls didn’t work to destroy Trump before the election; the recounts and Electoral voter intimidation didn’t overturn the free and fair election; the charges of a Russian conspiracy backed by lewd Penthouse Letters style fiction badly disguised as an intelligence dossier convinced nobody but the brainwashed; a little-publicized (because it was so idiotic) attempt to get John Roberts to boycott the Inaugural on the mistaken assumption that Presidents can't take office unless the Chief Justice personally administers the Oath (hey, knowledge of the Constitution isn’t the left’s strong point) never got off the ground; and now, they’re reduced to this absurdity: getting a Republican Congress to impeach Trump before he even takes office. We know from recent experience that if he were a Democrat, Congressional Democrats would refuse to impeach him, even after he took office, no matter what he did in there.

I know “Thank God It’s Friday” is a cliché, but seriously, this Friday can’t possibly come soon enough. It needs to get here fast before every Democrat in Washington and Hollywood ends up in a straitjacket.

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The Washington Post reports that a group of NeverTrump Republican national security experts who signed open letters during the campaign attacking Trump’s character and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation now lament that he’s not hiring them for his Administration. They’re whining that it’s “hostile,” that it’s as if Trump compiled an “enemies list” and they’re being blacklisted.

No Shinola, Sherlock? He didn’t need to compile an enemies list: his enemies voluntarily signed their names on their own list! I realize things work differently in DC, but in the real world, when you publicly call the boss every dirty name in the book, you assume he won’t be hiring you any time soon. But even in DC, do things really work that way? Do you think that if Hillary Clinton had won, she’d have offered me a Cabinet position?

Jimmy Kimmel does a comedy bit called “Is This News?” where he spotlights a news story so blindingly obvious that you wonder why anyone would even bother reporting it. I nominate this story for the next edition of that bit.

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Today is the Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday holiday, and President-elect Donald Trump issued a statement marking it. Here is a brief excerpt:

“Our Declaration declares that ‘all men are created equal,’ and Dr. King challenged our nation to live out that sacred truth: to banish the evils of bigotry, segregation and oppression from the institutions of society and the hearts of men…But his work is not done: all around us today we see communities and schools falling behind and not sharing in the prosperity of American life. Each of us has a solemn obligation to ensure that no American is left behind — and that all Americans are fully included in the American Dream…”

Please click the link for the entire statement. It is a must-read, particularly for those who continue to gin up political rancor that will divide the entire nation and harm the American people.

Dr. King left us many inspiring ideals to live up to, but one that isn’t discussed very often is his disdain for partisan politics. Both parties sometimes try to claim him, but the truth is that he was a registered independent. He made it clear that he felt both parties had their strengths and faults, and he was concerned with much larger issues than petty political squabbles.

His example lives on today through his niece, Alveda C. King, an evangelist and pro-life leader whom I am very happy to call my friend. Matt C. Abbott of AmericanThinker.com asked her to comment on the current dust-up between Trump and Rep. John Lewis, who called Trump's election “illegitimate” and is boycotting the Inaugural. I think her uncle would have been proud of her response:

“I pray that all polar opposites learn to Agape Love, live and work together as brothers and sisters—or perish as fools. While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Prayers for President-elect Trump, Congressman Lewis, and everyone including leaders.”

That’s the legacy of love and inclusiveness that the Rev. King left us, and that we should all be celebrating today.