The Dumb Brunette and Her Green New Manifesto

One of the challenges facing conscientious Americans is reading the trendy and highly touted ‘Green New Deal’ manifesto, in its entirety. While keeping a straight face. What with the threat from farting cows; the demand for all-renewable energy sources within twelve years, necessitating, among other things, the end of air travel; the retro-fitting, on an as needed basis, of every building in the United States; on top of universal, government-run healthcare, free college, endless green jobs and guaranteed income for those unwilling to work (yes, you read that right) … it’s hard not to laugh. 

But then, listening to the primary advocate for this Marxist gobble-dee-gook, the Democrats’ new wunderkind, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez … AOC, if you’re cool … one’s temples begin to throb. She advocates such unachievable tripe, with great enthusiasm, sincerity even, and assures us the trillions of dollars it would cost is nothing to worry about, that it will … you ready? … pay for itself. 

Allow me to rain on AOC’s parade. Wiping out entire industries, such as coal, oil and natural gas, and air travel, would bring calamitous economic disruption, and, of course, the loss of untold thousands of jobs. That sort of thing does not pay for itself.   

AOC is how old? Almost thirty? And has been in Congress, what, about a month? Did she not hop, skip and jump from bartender to congresswoman? Yet, her burgeoning influence within the Democrat party, indeed among the entirety of the Liberal Media Complex, is so profound as to engender a new cultural icon … the ‘Dumb Brunette.’ And the establishment Left gathers around, as though looking up to her, enrapt.

How can this be … one may ask. 

Democrats and their allies in the Liberal Media Complex are desperate for someone … anyone! … to counter the trajectory of President Trump. The establishment Left remembers how attractive and photogenic Marilyn Monroe, err, Barack Obama was, and how salable that made him to American voters. They hope to work the bamboozle once again, like Hollywood studio brass, grooming the Dumb Brunette. 

Stay tuned.   


What to Look for in 2018 Midterms

The upcoming midterms offer divergent outcomes of great consequence. If Democrats capture the House of Representatives, expect legislative gridlock in Washington, impeachment proceedings against the president, and non-stop Democrat investigations of everything good, bad or ugly even remotely connected to Donald Trump.

If Republicans hold the House and expand their majority in the Senate, one anticipates continued expansion of the U.S. economy, more jobs with higher wages, more middle-class tax relief and enhanced border security, along with continued investigations into Deep State abuses that occurred both during and after the Obama administration. With potential scenarios differing like night and day, these midterms are as important as any in memory.

Among voter patterns, there are crucial trends to watch. In particular, minority voters. Without customary dominance of the African-American vote, Democrats may not capture the House of Representatives this year, and may not control Congress for a very long time. If the party of Lincoln—the party that freed the slaves and secured their citizenship—secures twenty-two percent or more of the African-American vote, and maintains it through 2020, things look bleak for the party of the Clintons and Obamas. If, in addition, thirty percent or more of the Latino vote goes Republican, Democrats face minority status for a generation or more.

Under the leadership of Donald Trump, that is achievable. This is perhaps Mr. Trump’s most consequential—and thus far most overlooked—thrust into the Democrat party’s power base. The president has courted minority voters since 2016 with ever-increasing success; the economic expansion referenced above, for example, has already resulted in the lowest Black and Latino unemployment levels ever in American history. Beyond 2018, the effort will become a full-court press wherein 22% and 30% support may be merely the foundation on which Republicans enhance their rapport within the African-American and Latino communities.

Democrats and the Liberal Media Complex know this threat to their power is more than wishful Republican thinking. That’s one reason they’ve tried so hard, yet so futilely, to label President Trump a racist. Under the leadership of Trump and his shrewd team of strategists, the effort to expand Republican support among minorities is very real and very far along, and will be determinative.

What Donald Trump Owes Mike Tyson

What President Trump owes former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is a lot. They may be pals for all we know, but either way, Trump seems to have paid attention to Mike, back in the day.

That day was the nineteen-eighties. Mike Tyson was the youngest heavyweight champion in history. He was known as a brawler, for winning fights with early round knockouts. Not particularly esteemed for his intellectual prowess, Mr. Tyson was, nonetheless, often prodded for insights regarding how he overcame whatever battle plan his older, more experienced opponent threw at him. At some point, Tyson was credited with this pithy observation: Everybody has a plan till they get punched in the mouth.

Exactly what Donald Trump does–punch them in the mouth–a lot!

Every one of his outrageous, early morning tweets is a quick jab, each seemingly insane pronouncement, from far afield, an uppercut. When Rudy Giuliani says something unpredictable about Mr. Trump’s legal strategy, a telling blow lands. The President’s more experienced opposition, in the Democrat party and the Liberal Media Complex, reflexively spend hours, if not days, responding to whatever he just hit them with.

Meanwhile, President Trump determinedly goes about appointing conservative federal judges so as to strengthen the rule of law; rolling back onerous Obama-era regulations so as to encourage economic growth; shoring up the U.S. military so as to engage America’s international allies and adversaries from a place of strength; reforming the federal tax code so as to increase business investment and encourage new private sector job creation … in other words … keeping the promises that got him elected.

Amazing what one can accomplish … with a good punch in the mouth.

Obama’s Legacy of Corruption

Reporting and commentary on Barack Obama’s presidential legacy, and Donald Trump’s efforts to undo it, have focused, until now, on policy. However, President Obama’s most enduring legacy may have less to do with policy than with an apparatus and attitude of corruption that, under his stewardship, infiltrated our federal government.

Members of President Obama’s senior staff, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, among others, are implicated in the illegal use of the government’s legal and national security apparatus to protect the 2016 candidacy of Hillary Clinton and sabotage the candidacy, and presidency, of Donald Trump. This is impropriety of the highest order — and that’s putting it mildly.

A flow of damning information, leaked or otherwise, is now beyond stoppage. The year-old investigation into ‘Russian collusion’ by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is increasingly tainted with partisan overreach. Hypocrisy among the Liberal Media Complex reaches heights of self-parody. And the so-called ‘deep state’ is in a state of deep panic. President Trump has appropriately called for a full-on investigation, which may require a second special counsel to root out improprieties and illegalities that are legion.

In all of this, a line of inquiry difficult to avoid: What did President Obama know? And when did he know it?

We asked this some months ago. Establishment politicians are now doing so in polite circles. The Liberal Media Complex continues to ignore and deflect, having been part of the scam from the jump. But the deeper one digs, the more a trail of corruption leads to Mr. ‘No-Drama’ Obama himself. It will not go away until Barack Obama’s deepening legacy of corruption is fully exposed, acknowledged and dealt with.

Bias Creep Already

Here’s how they cover it at The Hill:

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under mounting pressure from the right to appoint a second special counsel to investigate conservative allegations of abuse at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI.” (emphasis mine)

The above quote is the first paragraph in today’s story. The Hill is a steadfast establishment news outlet. Query: How often did we read about liberal allegations coming from the left when Special Counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation of the Trump Administration? Answer: We didn’t. We never do when the target of an investigation is Republican.

That double standard is bad enough, however, it is extremely condescending to downplay legitimate concerns about malfeasance at the highest levels of the FBI and U.S. Justice Department as nothing more than … conservative allegations.

An expanding volume of evidence points to serious, perhaps criminal, wrongdoing. And it leans less toward President Trump than toward the Deep State and President Obama. Maybe … just maybe … that is why establishment media are suddenly suggesting it’s about politics more than truth and justice.

D’ya think?

Elections Matter: An Illustration

Imagine a world wherein there is no ‘Russia-gate’ scandal. No congressional committees investigating said scandal, no special counsel or wall-to-wall media coverage.

Imagine that … you were to suggest Russia actually colluded with American politicians to interfere in America’s 2016 elections; that they attempted to hack into our electoral systems and used social media to impact how we voted for our president; that your concerns warrant investigation by Congress and a special counsel to further investigate; and that Russia is now to be counted among America’s worst enemies … Imagine a world in which making these charges would get you written off as a crack-pot conspiracy theorist, and see you driven from the public square in shame and ridicule.

Imagine such a world … as the real world … and you begin to see what things would look like had Hillary Clinton won the presidency in 2016.

The Democrat party line on ‘Russia-gate’ would still be based on President Barack Obama’s words at the White House in October of 2016 (see a video clip by clicking here), when he declared that no one could “rig” America’s elections, that any such suggestion was not to be taken seriously.

The Liberal Media Complex would have joined the Democrat chorus to establish a narrative supporting Mr. Obama’s claim and, thereby, supporting Mrs. Clinton’s claim to presidential legitimacy. And the voluminous evidence of actual collusion between the Clinton Campaign, the DNC, the Obama Administration and, yes, Russians — so as to “rig” the 2016 election against Mr. Trump — would have gone largely, if not completely, unnoticed.

If Mrs. Clinton had won — as the political establishment expected — concerns about Russian meddling in our elections would now be seen as petty and ludicrous; and the liberal media would attend such concerns only so as to delegitimize them. That is, for example, how Democrats and the Liberal Media Complex dealt with Mr. Obama’s Benghazi scandal — they focused on it just long enough to label it as partisan, scandal mongering by Republicans; and after a requisite amount of uninspired media coverage, the Benghazi scandal was cast aside.

By this point in a Clinton presidency, there would have been no appointment of a special counsel, and America would have moved well past ‘Russia-gate’ to focus on other matters … such as …

                                                                              To be continued …

The Era of Zero-Sum Politics

Its roots are in the presidency of Barack Obama, a man who famously refused to negotiate with Republicans, unless, of course, they gave him everything he wanted — Mr. Obama would have considered that a fair negotiation. When he did not get his way, he vilified Republicans in Congress and used executive orders to marginalize them; even as he weaponized powerful organs of the federal government to punish his political enemies.

Toward the end of Mr. Obama’s second term, he and the rest of the established political order fully expected Hillary Clinton to take up the reins as our next president. They envisioned a bright future for themselves, a future of unbridled immigration via open borders; of a newly amalgamated citizenry, ill-informed and heavily dependent on government, with little appreciation for the duties and privileges of citizenship; of an ever-expanding, all-powerful, politically weaponized administrative state; of entrenched liberal dominance as far as the eye could see.

Their sense of entitlement, of imminence, led some establishment politicians and bureaucrats to a deeply corrupt place, doing inappropriate and perhaps illegal things, certain they would get away with it. They could, for instance, conduct a sham investigation of Hillary Clinton’s classified email imbroglio, or falsely obtain a FISA warrant to spy on candidate Trump and his campaign; because candidate Clinton benefited from their malfeasance, and a President Clinton would never hold them accountable.

In the Autumn of 2016, with Mrs. Clinton on the verge of victory, the established political order were that close to having it all. But Trump didn’t lose to Clinton, as written in their script. And now, they see it all slipping away. They are bitter. And angry. And vulnerable.

If Democrats can re-take Congress, if they can destroy and humiliate Donald Trump, if they can intimidate congressional Republicans into submission as once was customary … they may still have a chance. This is why Democrats, with their allies in the Liberal Media Complex and the Deep State, are now so partisan and vicious. Their struggle is existential. They will win … or suffer a slow death … on this field of political battle.