Democrats

Hillary’s long limp to the nomination continues

Featured image It’s amusing to watch Hillary Clinton, whose nomination for president is assured, struggle to eke out occasional victory in Democratic primaries. Tonight, Clinton appears to have eked one out in Kentucky. With nearly all of the votes counted, she leads Bernie Sanders by fewer than 2,000 (out of more than 420,000 cast). Oregon also held its primary today. Sanders will almost surely win this one. He’s up 53-47 with more »

The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Featured image Dinesh D’Souza is back. His latest movie is Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party. It will hit the theaters in July. Based on its trailer, Hillary’s America looks nuclear. Slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow, big city corruption, the Progressives–it’s all there. Plus, a cameo by Jonah Goldberg: »

Obama’s gaps

Featured image President Obama gave the commencement address at the historically black Howard University in Washington yesterday. Politico has posted the text here; the White House has posted the video below. It’s not all bad, but it’s mostly bad. It goes on for 45 minutes that feel like 45 hours and features Obama’s faux ghetto speak. That’s bad too, though it’s not as bad as Hillary’s. Doesn’t anyone in Obama’s circle of »

A conspiracy so intense, cont’d

Featured image Democratic officeholders seem to be operating a conspiracy to stifle free speech and suppress heterodox thought. They’re on C.P. time, alright: Communist Party time. Glenn Reynolds named names in his USA Today column “Dear attorneys general, conspiring against free speech is a crime.” Glenn identified U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as co-conspirators. Glenn laid out the »

Baltimore picks its next mayor

Featured image Almost exactly one year after Baltimore broke out in rioting, voters had to decide who the city’s Democratic nominee for mayor will be. Considering the overwhelming advantage Democrats possess in Baltimore, this decision is tantamount to electing a mayor. The big question was whether Democrats would turn their back on the ugly past (which, whether they realize it or not, has been brought to them by Democrats). Things got off »

Chris Matthews’ wife fails in bid for Congress

Featured image Folks take their leftism seriously in the Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. where I live. It outweighs celebrity, money, and race/ethnicity. That’s why the race for the Democratic congressional primary in the Eighth District was always going to favor leftist law professor Jamie Raskin. One of his opponents — Kathleen Matthews, wife of Chris and for years a local news anchor — had celebrity (okay, mini-celebrity) status in her favor. »

Maryland Dems nominate Van Hollen for the Senate

Featured image Earlier this month, I wrote about the Democratic Senate primary in Maryland. It pitted Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a close ally of Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. Donna Edwards, an African-American running to Van Hollen’s left. The race turned pretty bitter. I viewed the dust-up between a cautious white leftist and a black radical as a sign of things to come. In another sign of things to come, Edwards touted her »

Sideshow Bob Predicted Virginia Democrats

Featured image Paul is all over the transparently cynical move of Virginia Governor Terry McAwful to grant voting rights (but not gun rights) to convicted felons, which may well tip the 2016 election if it is decided by the vote of one swing state. But The Simpson’s “Sideshow Bob,” ironically voiced by the rare Hollywood conservative Kelsey Grammer, predicted this in a show way back in the early 1990s. Just 15 seconds »

Why Do Democrats Hate Their Own Presidents?

Featured image It has been widely observed that Hillary Clinton is having to repudiate the policy legacy of her husband’s tenure in the White House in the 1990s, which is extremely telling about how far down in the deep end Democrats are today. After all, Bill Clinton’s tenure coincided with robust economic growth, a balanced budget, and expansion of free trade. It also saw two of the greatest social policy achievements of »

Remy Breaks Down the Democratic Debate

Featured image I wasn’t able to watch the Democratic debate last night, but it sounds like it was a shoutfest between granny and a “get-off-my-White-House-lawn” candidate. (Can you just imagine President Sanders presiding over the annual Easter Egg roll at the White House?) Anyway, Remy Munasifi breaks it down for us: »

Dem dust up in Maryland is a sign of things to come

Featured image Given what’s going on in the Republican presidential contest, I’m not going to pass any popcorn when it comes to Democratic infighting. I was amused, though, by this story from the Democrats’ Senate primary in Maryland. The race is between Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a close ally of Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. Donna Edwards, who is running to Van Hollen’s left. Van Hollen argues, in essence, that he’s as much »

A conspiracy so intense

Featured image Democratic officeholders seem to be operating a conspiracy to stifle free speech and suppress heterodox thought. They’re on C.P. time, alright: Communist Party time. Glenn Reynolds names names in his USA Today column “Dear attorneys general, conspiring against free speech is a crime.” Glenn identifies U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as co-conspirators. Glenn lays out the »

The Big Dog Backs Down

Featured image Steve wrote here and Paul here about Bill Clinton’s standing up to Black Lives Matters bullies who tried to disrupt his speech yesterday. It was classic Big Dog: Clinton effectively put the unschooled demonstrators in their place, and taught them a history lesson. Why were strict criminal penalties, e.g. for crack cocaine, enacted during his administration? Because drugs and crime were ravaging the black community, and African-American leaders properly demanded »

The big dog barks, but the caravan moves on [UPDATED]

Featured image If you’re a Democratic politician, you uncomplainingly take crap from militant African-Americans; it’s what you do. Unless you’re Bill Clinton. He’s a former U.S. president. He doesn’t take crap from anyone. Thus, as Steve Hayward notes, the Big Dog barked back today at Black Lives Matter protesters who interrupted his speech. Clinton shouted over the protesters for more than ten minutes, rejecting their claim that Hillary’s use of the term »

Hillary feels the bern, but won’t in November

Featured image Bernie Sanders won two caucuses tonight, both resoundingly. In Washington State, he leads Hillary Clinton 72-28. In Alaska, it’s even more one-sided. Sanders is getting 81 percent of the vote up there. Hawaii is also holding its caucuses tonight. Sanders is expected to win that contest, as well. Washington will send 101 delegates to the Democratic convention. Hawaii and Alaska will send 25 and 16, respectively. As I understand it, »

Who Attacked Donald Trump?

Featured image A scary incident occurred yesterday at a Donald Trump event in Dayton, Ohio. A man rushed the stage, coming from behind Trump. His intent was unclear, but there was every reason to assume he intended to injure or kill Trump. He was quickly stopped and led away by Secret Service agents: The man was identified as Thomas (“Tommy”) DiMassimo. He is a leftist, of course. Early on, the Trump camp »

After last night

Featured image A few notes and queries after last night’s primary results, as always in the spirit of inquiry that has animated my occasional reflections on the morning after the debates and primaries of this campaign season. 1. Donald Trump won impressive victories in Michigan and Mississippi. In Michigan, however, Trump won 25 delegates while Ted Cruz and John Kasich split 34. In Mississippi, Trump approached 50 percent of the vote; he »