Democrats

DiFi in the WiFi Era

Featured image We noted here the other day that California Senator Dianne Feinstein could be facing a tough race in November from a candidate to her left, State. Sen. Kevin de Leon, and this will make her ratchet up her antics in the forthcoming confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh. (Feinstein is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, so the pressure is on.) Last night the California Democratic Party endorsed de »

Abolish ICE! Wait, what?

Featured image The call to abolish ICE is the Democrats’ hot new thing. I first heard it touted by Minnesota Fifth District congressional candidate Ilhan Omar on June 17 without realizing it was already on its way to achieving the status of a battle cry, if not a cliché. As the Democrats seek to retake the House and the Senate, however, it may not do to be this blunt. The time calls »

Democratic Socialism in One Poster

Featured image Have you heard? Democratic socialism is the bright new future. New and improved! Not like that old kind of socialism that produced gulags, corrupt governments, and mediocre economies. It’s kindler, gentler socialism, all warm and fuzzy and friendly. And . . . oh, wait: Chaser: »

Abolish ICE! Wait, what?

Featured image The call to abolish ICE is the hot new thing among Democrats on the leading edge. And that leading edge is getting bigger all the time. It’s difficult to keep up. As Minnesota’s native son once put it, “He that gets hurt will be he who has stalled.” Indeed, Tom Bevan cites a new Morning Consult survey showing that a plurality of Democrats (43 percent) are behind the idea of »

The Democrats Disgrace Themselves

Featured image As Paul noted earlier, Peter Strzok testified today–sort of–before a joint session of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees. The hearing crashed on takeoff and never recovered. After giving an opening statement lauding his own patriotism, Strzok refused to answer questions on the ground that an FBI lawyer had told him not to. What followed was a farce–a farce deliberately created and sustained by the Democratic members of the committee. »

Painter retouches self-portrait

Featured image The turmoil in the DFL in advance of the August 14 primary to sort out their candidates for statewide office is unprecedented. It both reflects and illuminates the churning crosscurrents in the Democratic party nationally. I don’t know that we can necessarily learn anything from close observation here — I think we can — but the scene certainly warrants attention in any event. The contest between appointed incumbent Tina Smith »

Democrats on the brink

Featured image How many Democratic Senators will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh? I suspect the answer depends on how many Republican Senators will. If Republican Senators don’t break ranks, the votes of their Democratic colleagues won’t matter. In that event, a few Democrats will probably break ranks and support the nominee in order to enhance their re-election prospects. But if it requires Democratic votes to confirm Kavanaugh, I don’t think any Democrats »

Trump not the first to mock “a thousand points of light”

Featured image The mainstream media and other anti-Trumpers are pretending to be offended by the ridicule President Trump heaped on former president George H.W. Bush’s pet saying/project “a thousand points of light.” At a rally in Montana, Trump riffed: A thousand points of light, what the hell was that? What did that mean? Does anyone know? Has anyone ever figured that one out? And it was put out by a Republican! I »

A Dogma Whistle from Kavanaugh?

Featured image I perked up at bit last night during Brett Kavanaugh’s remarks at the White House when he said, “I am part of the vibrant Catholic community in DC.” This may have been a deliberate shout out to the social conservatives who are disappointed that the nomination didn’t go to Amy Coney Barrett, whom Sen. Dianne Feinstein slurred with her infamous comment that “The dogma lives loudly with in you.” But »

Schadenfreude, Kavanaugh Edition

Featured image There is pleasure to be had in watching Democrats make fools of themselves. As expected, President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has brought out the crazy in America’s liberals. We have already noted an example or two. But there is much more enjoyment to be had. The Reagan Battalion offers this left-wing Twitter mashup: Leftist Twitter in Full Meltdown Mode. (Kavanaugh edition) pic.twitter.com/KrxHinxsn7 — The Reagan »

A Happy Walk Down Memory Lane

Featured image As we wait for President Trump to announce his Supreme Court nomination, we can while away a couple of minutes with this montage from election night, tweeted by Trump this morning. Good times, good times! They just didn't get it, but they do now! pic.twitter.com/9T50NupkDy — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2018 I disagree with the president in one respect: I think the Democrats still don’t get it. Hence »

Tweet of the Week: “Democratic Socialism” In Action

Featured image This, from the Democrats’ shiny new object, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez: I assume this is not a parody account, but someone is going to have to explain to me how democracy, rather than socialism, generated 40,000 percent inflation, etc. I’m also confused. I thought the socialists have won all the elections in Venezuela for the last 20 years. I’ll look forward to Ocasio-Cortez explaining how much worse it would be if they »

McCaskill lands in Troy

Featured image Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is one of those party line Democrats who pretends to an independent voice representing her state around election time. As election time has come around again for her, she’s shuttling the state pretending to be one of the people — even as she uses her private jet to facilitate her local appearances by RV. What a phony! Someone at the National Republican Senatorial Committee has a »

Jim Jordan and his accusers, Part Two [CORRECTED AND UPDATED]

Featured image Yesterday, I discussed the allegation that, decades ago, Jim Jordan did not take action to curb sexual harassment of wrestlers he was coaching at Ohio State. Jordan says he didn’t know about the harassment, but two former wrestlers say he did. Unfortunately for the anti-Jordan forces, the two wrestlers — Dunyasha Yetts and Mike DiSabato — turn out to be, respectively, a convicted criminal and an guy who recently was »

The Democrats Freak Out Over Jobs

Featured image The June jobs report was terrific. The economy added 213,000 jobs, more than forecasted, and the numbers for April and May were also revised upward. A record 155,576,000 are working, the tenth such record that has been set during the Trump administration. Wages also rose and labor force participation increased, sparking a slight uptick in the unemployment rate. A cause for celebration, no? No. Not for the Democrats. This tweet »

The Ocasio occasion, Minnesota style

Featured image I attended the special DFL endorsing convention convened in Minneapolis on June 17 to anoint a successor to Keith Ellison. Three candidates sought the DFL endorsement, addressed the convention and responded to questions raised by the delegates. Ilhan Omar won a majority of the delegates’ votes on the first ballot. She then easily cleared the 60 percent hurdle to secure the endorsement on the second ballot with 68 percent of »

Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Socialism

Featured image In the Democratic Party, socialism is all the rage. Socialist Bernie Sanders probably would have won the party’s presidential nomination in 2016 if the DNC hadn’t had its thumb on the scale in favor of Mrs. Clinton, and the Democrats’ new “star” is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a socialist like Sanders albeit a far younger one. And how many times have we heard that socialism is sweeping the nation’s campuses? Of course, »