Democrats

Democratic Party Bullies Try to Scuttle Trump’s Inauguration

Featured image This morning on Meet the Press, Democratic Party hack John Lewis said that he will not attend Donald Trump’s inauguration because Trump is “not a legitimate president.” Shocking though it may be, this anti-democratic rhetoric is common in the Democratic Party, and many have taken it to an even lower level. Never before in our history has one party been so petty as to try to interfere with the traditional »

Which Dems are behind the fake BuzzFeed story? [UPDATED]

Featured image It now seems virtually certain that the “dossier” on Donald Trump that was published earlier this week by BuzzFeed is fake news — a fiction intended to undermine the president-elect of the United States. The potential harm to our democratic process of introducing such material into political discourse is obvious — about as obvious as the release by Russian agents of DNC and Podesta emails. In one sense, the release »

Time For Heads to Roll at the CIA

Featured image Between the time I went to bed last night and when I got home from work today, the fake news story about the purported Russian dossier on Donald Trump was born, flowered and died. At this juncture, I think only one point is worth making. The anonymously-sourced memos that are the basis for the report have been kicking around for months. Because they lacked any credibility, no respectable news source–not »

Disgraceful Democrats Depict Police Officers As Pigs

Featured image You could say this is one of the pettier controversies in the history of our national Capitol, or you could say it opens a window onto the deep disgrace of one of our political parties. I incline toward the latter view. There is, apparently, an annual arts competition that results in a large number of paintings from the Congressional districts being displayed in a hallway between one of the House »

Sessions Sailed Through, But Does It Matter?

Featured image As Paul reported earlier, Jeff Sessions waltzed through his confirmation hearing today. The Democrats’ questioning was desultory, and none of the Democratic Senators laid a glove on the nominee. Only the inept Al Franken even tried. As Byron York put it, the anticipated “showdown fizzle[d].” But perhaps the Democrats had the last laugh. All they had to do was send their talking points to the television networks, and they got »

Make America grate again [updated]

Featured image Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seem to me to challenge the idea that successful politicians generally have to have a modicum of likability. Each has gone a long way displaying personal qualities that repel citizens of average American sensibilities. Adapting the modernist concept of expressive form, their motto might be Make America Grate Again! They have another variation of the Trump motto in mind. »

The Vox is with you

Featured image Power Line readers who mischievously pull for Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison to emerge victorious in his bid for the chairmanship of the DNC are not alone. We have already noted that former Obama administration green jobs commissar and Mao man Van Jones is with you. Now Juicebox mafioso Matthew Yglesias joins you as well. Looking around online to make sure that Yglesias is who I thought he was, »

Perfect: DNC Chair Candidate Forum to Be Held at Anti-Israel Restaurant

Featured image Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports that the Democratic party’s slate of nominees for DNC chair has agreed to participate in a candidate forum hosted at a restaurant owned by a rabid critic of Israel. The decision to hold it there may give the leading contender for DNC chair — the rabidly anti-Israel and one-time Louis Farrakhan backer Keith Ellison — something of a “home field” advantage. Sadly, »

The curious case of Ilhan Omar, cont’d

Featured image I’m scheduled to appear on Denver’s afternoon drive-time Rush to Reason (“Denver’s Afternoon Rush!”) radio show with John Rush and Dan Meurer at the top of the hour at 4:00 or 6:00 p.m. (Central) hour today; Dan has invited me on to talk about “The curious case of Ilhan Omar.” The show airs on KLZ 560 AM and 100.7 FM. The Rush to Reason show website is here. You can »

Vicious Hate Crime In Chicago Whitewashed By Press [Updated]

Featured image This is the Associated Press’s innocuous report on a crime that occurred in Chicago on Tuesday, in its entirety: Chicago police say they are investigating a video circulating on social media that shows several people beating a man at a residence. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a news conference Wednesday that four suspects are in custody. Formal charges have not been filed. Johnson says the victim, who has “mental »

The Van is with you

Featured image Van Jones was a favorite of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. “Ooh. Van Jones. We were so delighted to recruit him to the White House,” Jarrett told a conference of left-wing bloggers in 2009. “We were watching him … for as long as he’s been active out in Oakland.” Jarrett had secured Jones an appointment in the Obama administration as the “green jobs czar” in the rosy dawn of »

How not to appeal to the white voters Hillary lost

Featured image The Democrats lost the presidential election this year due to a shortage of votes from two main groups: African-Americans and working class Whites in the industrial Midwest. Thus, you might think that in choosing a new DNC chairman, Democrats would select someone with appeal to both groups. After all, the chairman will be the face of the Democratic party for a while. The Democrats, though, likely will select either Keith »

Obama can’t trash talk his way out of blame for Dems’ decimation

Featured image Donald Trump is an inveterate trash talker, and I’m old-fashioned enough to consider this a bad thing in a president-elect. But even assuming that Trump keeps talking trash as president (a fair assumption, I think), he will not bear primary responsibility for this latest manifestation of civic decline. Primary responsibility for “normalizing” trash talk from the White House falls instead on President Obama. Obama’s latest display consists of his claim »

An Ellison footnote

Featured image RealClearPolitics executive editor Carl Cannon comes to the defense of DNC chairman wannabe Keith Ellison in an Orange County Register column in which he finds Ellison the victim of “the character assassination that’s now a permanent feature of our politics.” Cannon has an arguable point to make about the necessity of civility and good faith in our politics. Although the point is arguable, it is misapplied to the case of »

Civil war on the left, part 33

Featured image Steve’s long-running metaphor of “Civil war on the left” manifested itself in a literal way at a December 3 meeting of the central committee of the Michigan Democratic Party. The meeting was convened to elect delegates to the DNC. Michael Sainato recently reported on the meeting in the New York Observer. Sainato’s reportage is not a model of lucidity. As I understand it, however, supporters of Bernie Sanders in the »

Mr. Ellison regrets

Featured image Minnesota’s own Keith Ellison is the DNC chairman wannabe with a past. He’s a past and long-time local advocate of the Nation of Islam who claims not to have picked up on the doctrines of the hate cult until well into his tenure. Since he abandoned the Nation of Islam and turned or returned to Islam, Ellison has been a friend of CAIR and other radical Islamist front groups such »

The Reid syndrome

Featured image Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid seems to me to personify one of the four categories of libel per se with respect to which certain proof otherwise required to make out a claim of libel is presumed. One of the four categories is a statement imputing a loathsome disease to another. When I hear the name of Harry Reid, I think loathsome disease. He embodies the slimy ethos of today’s »