A little over a week ago, we learned that Prime Minister Theresa May intended to abide by the wishes of the voters, invoke “Article 50” by delivering a letter of intent, and trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union. Today, the big moment arrived and, true to her word, the UK will soon be out.
They like to tell the GOP which presidential candidates they “fear the most.” This usually ends up with Republicans running someone like John McCain or Jeb Bush. They like to offer “helpful” strategy suggestions which, for the last ten years, have been nothing but pathways to conservative failure. They enjoy telling the RNC what it should do “for the good of the two-party system,” and that advice always boils down to “don’t fight, roll over, and give us what we want.”
They’re Democrats in office and in the media - and we’re all more than a little fed up with their advice.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grants that have already been awarded if they don’t comply.
Sometimes, we wish you could see more of what goes on behind the scenes of Herman Cain HQ. We have a lot of laughs, a lot of interesting discussions, and a fair amount of non-PC fun. You’d enjoy it. Then, there are other times when we’re glad you’re not around. That’s usually when we’re bickering about legislation, and the concept of constitutionalism vs. “conservatism.”
Usually, the disagreement boils down to Dan and I yelling at each other. He screams about Rand Paul, I carp about how Republicans had eight years to craft a viable ObamaCare replacement and, instead, came up with a garbage bill at the last second.
If you know the name Rasmea Yousef Odeh, you were probably following her involvement with the “Women’s March” and “Day Without a Woman” movements. She among the leadership of both.
If you didn’t follow those stories, maybe you know the name because you’re aware she’s a terrorist. Her involvement in a couple of 1969 supermarket bombings ended in the deaths of two students. Perhaps you’re even aware that she spent 10 years in prison, before entering the United States on false pretenses.
Kyle Smith at the New York Post ran through her criminal history back in February:
I may not agree with his positions, I’m glad he’s not President, and he may be an inveterate gaffe-machine but, unlike many Democrat lifer-politicians, Joe Biden isn’t a bad person. Sure, we make a lot of jokes at his expense (and he does get a bit “gropey”) but at the end of the day he’s just Joe. Nobody really has anything too terrible to say about him - a rarity in modern American politics. He isn’t someone I want in the oval office, but he’s certainly not the monster Hillary Clinton is.
That’s why, when he said the following this weekend, I was forced to agree.
Earlier this week, you probably saw a story about Chelsea Clinton receiving a lifetime achievement award. The Hill ran it with some dubious language, and many people missed the fact that it was an award from “Lifetime” the television network. Failing to capitalize the “L” led to a firestorm about privilege, and how a woman who has achieved virtually nothing could be granted and award for her non-existent achievements.
Carefull reading spared some of us who are inclined to agree with that sentiment.
So, after a day of abject back-and-forth chaos on the Republican side of the aisle, Paul Ryan has yanked the AHCA Bill designed to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Details are still sketchy, but CNN reports that this was done at President Trump’s request.
Whether you like to refer to it as “The Nuclear Option,” the “rule change,” or “The Reid Option,” know this: Rumors of its usage for the Neil Gorsuch appointment are everywhere.
You’ll recall that, back in January, Chuck Schumer said “If they don’t appoint somebody good, we’re going to oppose them tooth and nail.” Then, just a few sentences later, he admitted that there really was no judge that Trump would nominate who Democrats could back. He basically promised endless filibuster in a doomed effort to keep Scalia’s SCOTUS seat empty for the next 4-8 years.
Unless you’ve just come back from a long stay in the woods, you probably know that Donald Trump has been vocal in his disdain for certain federal judges. They’ve basically ignored or rewritten the law to block his travel bans, and he’s none too pleased. This has given the left a serious case of the faux-outrage-vapors.
A few days ago, Dianne Feinstein tried to attack Neil Gorsuch as a man who refused to “stick up for the little guy.” It was a cheap shot that ignored the nature of the law, and the fact that judges aren’t supposed to be supporting a particular class of people - they’re supposed to support the U.S. Constitution. No more, no less.
Feinstein’s ploy ended in embarrassment but, if you thought her humiliation would silence the Dems’ whinging, you thought wrong. Today Democrats are boasting that the 4th and final day of the Gorsuch hearings will feature a parade of “victims of his rulings.”
Final day of Judge Gorsuch’s SCOTUS nom hearing – follow @SenateDems & @JudiciaryDems & watch live to hear from victims of his rulings.
Yesterday gave us hours of incoherent questions from idiotic Democrats. It also gave us a few weirdo softballs from amused Republicans, and one or two moments that were actually informative.
Overall, Gorsuch came away looking like a genius who - without question - belongs on the SCOTUS bench. Even reliably left-wing mainstream news sources like CBS News are being forced to admit that the proceedings were a huge win for the would-be Justice.
Now, we have day 3. We can assume we’ll get plenty more stupidity from increasingly frustrated Dems.
How many times? How many freaking times are we going to hear that Hillary is “changing her image?” She’s getting ready to re-re-re-introduce herself. You haven’t really gotten to know her. The “real Hillary” isn’t coming across.
We heard variations of this theme over, and over, and over again during the 2016 campaign. We heard it when she was Secretary of State, when she was running for Senate, and when she was First Lady. We’ve heard some version of it for as long as she’s been in the public eye - which is almost her entire life - and it hasn’t mattered. As I’ve written so many times before, the more people hear from and learn about Hillary, the less they like her.
Earlier today, Senator Dianne Feinstein thought she’d play a little game of “gotcha” with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. This is a terrible idea. Gorsuch’s performance has, so far, been absolutely stellar. Anyone who thinks they’re going to score a cheap political point during his confirmation hearing is in for a rude awakening.
Feinstein decided that a weak cheap-shot could make the idea that Gorsuch isn’t “for the little guy” stick. She was badly mistaken. Gorsuch began to rattle off cases that destroyed her premise, before summing things up thusly:
President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is currently enduring his first full day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
As I’ve said before, the SCOTUS was the real prize last November. Stopping Hillary was nice, but the ability to place constitionalists on the bench was always much more important than defeating one terrible candidate. If Trump confirms one or two solid justices, his presidency will be a net success - regardless of whatever else happens.
You can watch the Gorsuch proceedings below.
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