Robert Laurie


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Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings jokes about letting the President drown in the Potomac

Aug 20, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings jokes about letting the President drown in the Potomac
If you’ve read anything I’ve written over the course of the last decade, you’re know that I was not a fan of Barack Obama’s presidency.  Precious little came from his tenure that any conservative would support and, on the rare occasion that he got something right, it was small potatoes.  The big stuff, like large scale legislation and foreign policy, was an absolute, unmitigated, mess. I couldn’t wait for the day he left office.


NYT columnist, MSNBC panelist: Trump would like to round people up, murder them without due process!

Aug 20, 2018 — Robert Laurie

NYT columnist, MSNBC panelist: Trump would like to round people up, murder them without due process!
Tax cuts killed you, the repeal of net neutrality killed you, Gorsuch killed you, immigration laws killed you, the end of the individual mandate killed you, Russian meddling killed you, and the end of Michelle Obama’s lunch program might have killed you depending on your age.


Relax everyone, you can still take your horse on the plane

Aug 17, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Relax everyone, you can still take your horse on the plane
A few months ago, I delivered the bad news.  Those of you who wanted to take your emotional support tarantula on an airplane were in for a rude awakening.  Airlines were trimming the list of acceptable support animals, and 8-legged bugs were not going to make the cut.

“So,” you thought. “What will I do now?  I can’t fly without some kind of odd companion!”


Sanders: let’s not talk about socialism vs. capitalism. Let’s talk about how ‘fund

Aug 16, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Sanders: let’s not talk about socialism vs. capitalism. Let’s talk about how ‘fundamentally immoral’ America is
According to Gallup, almost 60% of Dems currently have a favorable view of socialism.  The party is drifting over the leftist cliff, and it’s betting its future on radicals who play to the coasts but are anathema to the rest of the country. So, whether you call yourself a socialist, a democratic socialist, or simply a Democrat doesn’t really matter anymore. If you’re aligned with that party, you know where you’re headed.

In the past, people have tried – in vain – to get Bernie Sanders to define the difference between “socialist” and “democratic socialist.” He usually stammers, grunts, and changes the subject. Now, he doesn’t even want to talk about socialism vs. capitalism.  All he wants you to know is that America is a “fundamentally immoral” place, and he’s the guy to fix it.


Andrew Cuomo tells crowd ‘America was never that great’...and the 2020 ads write themselves

Aug 16, 2018 — Robert Laurie


They just can’t help themselves. In any other era, you’d expect to see one or two back bench Republicans, and one or two obscure Democrats, make huge, embarrassing, gaffes. It’s just the nature of the beast. When neophytes spend a ton of time in front of cameras, stuff happens.

However, the modern Democratic Party has really managed to obliterate the old way of doing things. It’s almost impossible for them to let a day go by without one of their standard bearers – their best, brightest, and most famous faces – saying something just incredibly dumb.


Elizabeth Warren: This Kavanaugh guy was ‘pre-screened by right-wing extremist groups!’

Aug 15, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Elizabeth Warren: This Kavanaugh guy was 'pre-screened by right-wing extremist groups!'
For months, the Democrats have been rummaging through the personal and professional life of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Their goal is to uncover something, anything, that would empower their efforts to deny him a seat on the bench. Make no mistake, this is a party-wide effort and you can bet the DNC has its “top men” studying the problem.


CNN: Pelosi blaming the media for her problems is so ‘Trumpian’

Aug 15, 2018 — Robert Laurie

CNN: Pelosi blaming the media for her problems is so ‘Trumpian’
Oooooooh…. CNN just went for the low blow.

Yesterday, we discussed Nancy Pelosi’s belief that NBC – a network almost entirely populated by Democrats – was out to get her. According to the former Speaker, NBC is angling to “undermine” her chances of reclaiming the gavel should the Democrats prevail in November. Pelosi claims that the 55 prominent Dems who have denounced her are simply saying “whatever they have to” in order to get elected.


Dems losing steam in midterm generic poll – advantage falls to under 4 points

Aug 14, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Dems losing steam in midterm generic poll – advantage falls to under 4 points
If you were a Republicans who got your news solely from outlets like NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN, you’d think the whole country hated you.  The powerful drumbeat of negativity is ugly, overwhelming, and relentless.  It’s also not based in reality. Democrats wouldn’t be at their lowest level of power in 100 years if their message resonated. According to the polls, Dems do have a slight edge on the generic ballot – but it’s an edge that’s thinning by the day.

 


Pelosi: NBC is out to undermine me as speaker – and Dems should just say whatever they need to

Aug 14, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Pelosi: NBC is out to undermine me as speaker – and Dems should just say whatever they need to win
Whether she’s talking about “Russian collusion” or claiming that “God sent Trump to remind us we’re racist,” Nancy Pelosi seems to love a good conspiracy theory. Usually, she invokes them to cover for the fact that she – or her party – has suffered an embarrassing loss. They can’t just fail.  That’s impossible.  There must be some sinister behind-the-scenes machination to blame!

Well, maybe Nancy’s just being pro-active, because she’s started to spout a new theory.  This time, it involves her re-taking (or, more accurately, not re-taking) the Speaker’s gavel should Democrats prevail in the midterms. The idea is that, while she believes she’d be the best possible Speaker of the House, NBC is out to get her.  The network, she believes, is doing everything it can to undermine her.


AP: FBI fires Peter Strzok …Finally

Aug 13, 2018 — Robert Laurie

AP: FBI fires Peter Strzok …Finally,
Well, it looks like ethically, morally, and probably legally challenged FBI agent Peter Strzok will soon be hitting the unemployment line. …Or possibly jail.  …Or, most likely, a publisher’s office to pitch a book.

Peter Strzok, famous for texting his mistress about their desires/plans to make sure Donald Trump’s presidency was prevented or undermined, has finally been fired.


Since Ben Shapiro’s offer was ‘catcalling,’ Candace Owens ups the ante and challenges Ocasio-Cortez

Aug 13, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Since Ben Shapiro’s offer was ‘catcalling,’ Candace Owens ups the ante and challenges Ocasio-Cortez to debate
Watching Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez navigate the world of politics is like watching a slow-motion train wreck. It’s loud, it’s disastrous, it’s ongoing, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. So, you just do your best to shield yourself as it grinds down to its inevitable conclusion.

We’ve discussed this catastrophe many, many, times before. We wish we could stop. However, Ocasio-Cortez won’t let us. Like the ongoing rumble of an unstoppable volcanic eruption, she just keeps talking.


Plan to divide California into three states dead as billionaire backer abandons effort

Aug 10, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Plan to divide California into three states dead as billionaire backer abandons effort
The idea of splitting California into a group of three smaller states generated visceral reactions on both sides, but it was always a long shot. In fact, “long shot” probably isn’t the right term.  “pipe dream” is probably more accurate. Still, despite the odds, there was some excitement when the plan – backed by billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper – seemingly made its way onto the ballot November ballot.


Pelosi promises: Voting for Dems in November will give ‘leverage’ to illegal immigrants

Aug 10, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Pelosi promises: Voting for Dems in November will give ‘leverage’ to illegal immigrants
Not so fast, Ocasio-Cortez.  You may be the current top dog on the crazy-statements leaderboard, but that doesn’t mean the old guard is willing to go down without a fight.  Nancy Pelosi is still out there saying all kinds of ridiculous stuff, and she’s not about to let you hog all the glory.

If there’s one issue where Democrats are at odds with the electorate, it’s illegal immigration.  Poll after poll indicates that their open-borders aspirations are killing their electoral chances outside of California and New York.  The coasts are on board, but middle-America is decidedly not.


Ocasio-Cortez: With single-payer, we’ll save so much money on funerals! …huh?

Aug 9, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Ocasio-Cortez: With single-payer, we’ll save so much money on funerals! …huh?
Spoiler alert: Everyone is going to die.

I’m sorry to break that news to you, but it’s true.  I’m also sorry to report that, despite what Democrats would have you believe, it’s not a lack of net neutrality or a tax cut that will ultimately do you in. The simple fact is that death is part of the human condition. It’s coming for you, and it will eventually get you – whether or not you have Medicare.


Too good to check: Are you ready for Al Sharpton 2020?

Aug 9, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Too good to check: Are you ready for Al Sharpton 2020?
The Democrats’ 2020 presidential field is shaping up to be real political clown car. So far, we’ve seen speculation swirling around Creepy Uncle Joe, Deval Patrick, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Fauxcahontas, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Eric Holder, and Bill Kristol.


Ocasio-Cortez can’t tell you how she’ll pay for anything, says whole country is ‘far left’

Aug 8, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Ocasio-Cortez can't tell you how she'll pay for anything, says whole country is 'far left'
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is almost certainly going to win in November.  Barring some unforeseen political catastrophe that drives her out of the race, she’s a shoo-in.  That’s fine with me. Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters won’t be in office forever, so Republicans will need a new unhinged radical to pick up the left’s crazy-blather mantle. If her recent interviews are any indication, she’s more than willing and qualified to fill their shoes.


On the heels of primary losses, hardcore leftist Alyssa Milano makes the case for voter ID

Aug 8, 2018 — Robert Laurie

On the heels of primary losses, hardcore leftist Alyssa Milano makes the case for voter ID
For whatever reason, former child star turned reality-show host has emerged as a major voice on the left.  She’s a constant Trump critic, an obnoxiously vocal gun control advocate, and someone who can be counted on to support whatever the crazy left-wing cause du jour may be.  She currently has a staggering Twitter following of 3.3 Million people. So, when you say “who cares what she thinks” bear in mind: as hard as it is to believe, a lot of people do.


CNN sounds the alarm: Hispanic midterm support not solidifying for Dems

Aug 7, 2018 — Robert Laurie

CNN sounds the alarm: Hispanic midterm support not solidifying for Dems
You’ve heard it all before.  Trump’s racist, Trump’s evil, Trump’s hates …well… pretty much everyone. That’s been the non-stop drumbeat of CNN’s 24/7 news coverage since before Hillary Clinton collapsed (figuratively, of course) during the run-up to the 2016 election.

If you were one of the folks in charge of the 40-year-old news network, this had to be a bitter pill to swallow.  Remember Wolf Blitzer dancing at the Dems’ convention? Remember the all the snarky anti-Trump election coverage?  Remember all the predictions?  Trump’s victory simply wasn’t supposed to happen.  So, you spent two years trying to damage him any way you possibly could.


Facebook to banks: Hey, let us see your customers’ bank statements and card transactions, ok?

Aug 6, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Once upon a time, Facebook was the hot new social media kid on the block. It was a great way to connect with friends, engage in your hobbies, and follow political figures, talk show hosts, and politicians.  It worked, everyone loved it, and all was right with the world.

Then, things started to change.  The site was inundated with ads, content you wanted to see was buried, political biases resulted in weird shadowbans, and privacy concerns exploded on an international level.  As a result, people began spending less and less time on the platform.


Deval Patrick: ‘Yeah’ I’d support impeaching Trump if Dems reclaim the House

Aug 6, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Deval Patrick is just one of those names that won’t go away. The former Massachusetts Governor has become a staple of the Sunday morning news shows, he appears regularly at Democratic campaign events, and he crops up in virtually every discussion of the Democrats’ 2020 and 2024 plans. He is, to put it bluntly, positioning himself as a major player in his party’s future.

Oh, and he’s all for impeaching Trump. If the Dems retake the House in November, he says “yeah” they should look at removing the current President.