David L. Hunter

David L. Hunter is an associate editor at Capitol Hill Outsider. he's on Twitter and blogs at davidlhunter.blogspot.com.

Most Recent Articles by David L. Hunter:

‘Alice’ in Obama-land

May 16, 2016 — David L. Hunter

Who’s been painting my roses red?/ Who dares to taint/ With vulgar paint/ The royal flower bed? /For painting my roses red/ Someone will lose his head… That’s enough [finger-pointing]! Off with their heads! - Queen of Hearts from “Alice in Wonderland” (1951)

‘Foxy’ Trump: non-binary president

May 12, 2016 — David L. Hunter

Whatever the label, Donald Trump is as sly as a fox. (By comparison, the MSM’s harebrained analysis of him and the GOP is as insightful as a squawking and confused Chicken Little.) As the political landscape rightful quakes with the People’s voice through The Donald’s brash persona, is the sky falling? Well, it is, but only for beltway insiders—of either party. For these polarizing, irresponsible spendthrifts who have transformed America into a 19 trillion dollar debtor nation with 93 million jobless—a dysfunctional mess—the “party” of the ruling class is over. The voters have nominated our first non-binary political candidate—since George Washington at the nation’s inception—an “outsider” also not beholden to either side of the aisle.

Paul Ryan: Democrat’s beard 2.0

May 9, 2016 — David L. Hunter

“A Reagan nomination and the crushing defeat likely to follow could signal the beginning of the end of our party as an effective force in American life.” - Sen. Chuck Percy (R-IL) in 1975

“I’m not there right now [in supporting presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump]... [T]his is all pretty new for us.” - House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in 2016

Actually, this outcome shouldn’t be. For months through voting and primary results, the People have spoken their displeasure to the Republican establishment most clearly. Yet, this highest-ranking elected Republican—supposedly at the nexus of the GOP—is surprised by unconventional Trump’s ascendance? It’s no surprise to anyone who actually works for a living—and doesn’t breathe the rarefied air of the beltway bubble.

Democrats’ true-life lemonade failure

Apr 18, 2016 — David L. Hunter

In February, when “D.C. government’s dysfunctional lemonade stand,” was published in “Canada Free Press,” it was intended as something written in metaphor. Today, it turns out not to be that, but a concept both factual and prescient.

Obama’s “Hillary” offensive

Apr 12, 2016 — David L. Hunter

President Obama’s political slow-roll related to Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, private server has officially begun. Unfortunately, conservatives don’t watch Mr. Obama’s usual sycophantic haunts like the low-rated MSNBC (where, for example, another liar—similarly disgraced former NBC anchor Brian Williams—was put out to pasture, apparently never to be heard from again). Recall, “Fox News” and their motto “fair and balanced” (conservative-leaning). For that very reason, Mr. Obama has generally avoided this most watched cable network like the plague.

Michelle’s chastising, honest mirror

Mar 30, 2016 — David L. Hunter

If ever there are two peas in a political pod they are Barack and Michelle Obama. Even before Mr. Obama’s first election Michelle Obama said of her fascist hubby, “Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.” That sounds like something that would come easily out of the mouth of a Castro spouse rather than a supposedly liberty-loving first lady. Indeed, Obama and wife are chock-full of these nebulous statements which when seen correctly lay plain their anti-Americanism (that the similarly biased MSM ignores.) Family vacationing from Cuba or passively watching her mindless husband tango in Buenos Aires, who besides brain-washed millennials (who waste their votes on Socialist Bernie Sanders) believe in the Obamas’ fidelity to America?

Obama: a 21st century Nero?

Mar 28, 2016 — David L. Hunter

Myth has it that Roman Emperor Nero (15 December 37 AD—9 June 68 AD), fiddled while Rome burned. Historians tell us this story isn’t 100 percent true. Violins didn’t technically exist in 64 AD, but Nero—and the six-day Great Fire of Rome that destroyed approximately three-quarters of the city—were real enough. At the time, Nero blamed Christian scapegoats (then an obscure sect) for all the trouble. Sounds a lot like our current Islam-inclined U.S. president, and a political landscape where history is repeating itself.

Obama’s Chicken-Little Fascism

Mar 22, 2016 — David L. Hunter

Truth be told, chickens really do roost together. Specifically, I refer to Donald Trump’s “no respect” stooge, Mr. Obama and the communist duo of ruling dictators, the brutal Castro Brothers. For 55 years, since stridently anti-communist Democrat JFK and the 1960s Cuban Missile Crisis when Russian Soviets tried to posit US-striking nuclear missiles on the island (disbanded after a successful U.S. naval blockade), America’s relations have been in a Cold War deep-freeze.

Speaking ill of a departed Reagan

Mar 16, 2016 — David L. Hunter

It’s ironic, while The Washington Post sterilizes the exploits of current Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton—a former first lady—they simultaneously besmirch the stellar reputation of recently deceased Nancy Reagan, 94. Indeed, who is criticized by them, the woman with the well known reputation as a “liar” (under potentially 3 federal indictments for influence-peddling and corruption) or the person instrumental both to the personal happiness of beloved conservative icon Ronald Reagan, and a pivotal, but indirect reason for the success of his presidency?

Blended politics and befuddled ideas

Mar 1, 2016 — David L. Hunter

In this day and age of tenuous labeling of human behavior, fluid gender identity—and bathroom usage based on the whims of personality—now a self-described Socialist (the badly electorally challenged presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) isn’t really what he says he is?

2016: “Nice” Losers, Nasty Winners

Feb 29, 2016 — David L. Hunter

The presidential candidate of Midwestern nostalgia, Ohio governor John Kasich, is a nice man. Unfortunately, the 2016 election cycle is a meat-grinder: equal parts unpredictability and contentiousness, not decency. Therefore, “nice guy” candidates like the highly likable and eminent Dr. Ben Carson, in the same Kasich mold, trail badly in the polls.

Unearthing first president’s slavery bones

Feb 25, 2016 — David L. Hunter

In Courtland Milloy’s “Washington’s birthday got spotlight right: On his slaves” he fails to practice the ancient wisdom in the Latin phrase De mortuis nihil nisi bonum: “of the dead (say) nothing but good.” Last Monday—on what would have been George Washington’s 284th birthday—our intrepid race-scribbler visited our first president’s home, Mount Vernon. And unlike the rest of us who embrace the everyday tolerances of the 21st century such as generations of accepted interracial marriage—and newly established gay nuptials—only Mr. Milloy is surprised that the slaves’ contributions are honored with a special wreath-laying ceremony. For starters, he should have had a clue as the event occurred at the Slave Memorial Circle: a place whose name, and very existence, denotes honor to the mistreated ancestors of our black American brothers.

President as celebrity-in-chief

Feb 24, 2016 — David L. Hunter

TV’s “The Apprentice” P.T. Barnum-style pitchman Donald Trump is riding the high tide of politician as celebrity. It may lead to an exclusive Pennsylvania Avenue address, but if so, he’s not the first to get there.

Rare political football fumbles

Feb 18, 2016 — David L. Hunter

Generally, I swear by the learned views of Washington Times columnists rather than at them.  But these political “bedfellows” must have collectively got off the wrong side of the mattress Tuesday morning.

Regarding R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.‘s “Hillary the Inevitable:” he completely neglects to mention the all-important super-delegates—30% of the total dictated by Democrat party “insiders” like madam’s husband Bill (no nepotism there)—which gives Hillary a 394 to 44 lead over socialist Sanders heading into Clinton-friendly South Carolina’s upcoming Saturday primary.  Further, this Soviet-style control (tellingly non-existent in the GOP) ensures no repeat upstart candidate a la Barack Obama in 2008.  Lastly, as Socialist/Democrat talking heads have no discernible differences of opinion on any issue, one needs no “lucky” Iowa coin flips to understand the pack mentality.  Even no-go gaff-prone Joe knows: the fix is in for Clinton 2.0 in 2016.

Regarding Charles Hurt’s “[K]amikazi stunt by Ted Cruz”: I, for one, am glad someone with a history of filibustering Obamacare is on record to put the kibosh on whatever animal, vegetable or mineral Mr. Obama nominates to the Supreme Court to replace recently deceased conservative icon Antonin Scalia.  As a Harvard-trained lawyer, Mr. Cruz is better equipped to understand the proper meaning of “advise and consent” rather than Mr. Hurt.  Ted’s right: Republicans control the legislative agenda (read: voting).  To inform this lame-duck president his goose is cooked in this matter is “advising.”  Such an action is well within the Senate’s purview not to give “consent.”

Mr. Cruz both honors the Constitution and stands up for principle, something scandal-prone Hillary is completely devoid of.  That’s called backbone: a thing sorely lacking in jellied beltway politicians.  Incidentally, its absence also explains Donald Trump’s meteoric rise in the polls.

Missing toilet paper and asinine Democrats

Feb 15, 2016 — David L. Hunter

In America, toilet paper is so plentiful, it’s like it grows on trees or something. It’s literally available everywhere. From big-box stores with industrial-sized multi-packs to conventional local retailers to neighborhood convenience stores. It’s even available in dollar stores for the frugal. Likewise, it is found in unexpected places such as technology specialists like Staples. (Why does one need to buy toilet paper with one’s new internet-ready laptop? Let’s not speculate.) Yet, regardless of the quality of the business, all of these vendors have the same thing in common: all are for-profit, Capitalist enterprises. In fact, despite the obviously rabid competition, the U.S. toilet paper marketplace is so robust novelty stores like Spencer’s carry Obama toilet paper (or Hillary, if that is your preference for a no doubt chafing bum-wipe). Compare this circumstance with that of the Socialist government of Venezuela infamous for their toilet paper shortages—among other basic staples like soap, coffee, milk or sugar. Indeed, if the unlikely Socialist Bernie Sanders comes to power, how will his empty-headed millennial supporters enjoy their Sharia law-compliant Starbucks when the aforementioned ingredients are unavailable?

No doubt there will be a collective gnashing of teeth as these minions stand in Socialist-inspired unemployment lines snaking around the block without their pacifying $6.00 European-style cups of Joe.

Democrat primaries: Soviet style

Feb 13, 2016 — David L. Hunter

Your name is Hillary Clinton. You run for president. Six different dead-locked precincts tossing tie-breaking coins all fall your way. Per Las Vegas oddsmakers, six consecutive appearances of heads-or-tails is a statistical probability of 1.5%. That’s 64-to-1 against, an exceedingly lucky outcome. For Democrats, there is no hand—wringing, no equivalent “hanging chads” controversy. Unlike Bush/Gore in 2000 in Florida there are no multiple re-counts demanded, no cadre of lawyers dispatched to Iowa, no lawsuits filed. Mrs. Clinton claims victory before all the results were tallied, ultimately managing a microscopic victory of 4 delegates. That’s people not percentage points. (Does she know something the rest of us don’t?)

Trump may be Citizen Kane, but not Lonesome Rhodes

Feb 11, 2016 — David L. Hunter

Marc Fisher’s Washington Post comparison of Donald Trump to 1957s A Face in the Crowd fictional movie character Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes, an anti-hero played brilliantly by Andy Griffith, is a superficial one at best. University of Pennsylvania Ivy Leaguer, Mr. Trump may be a showman in the vein of P.T. Barnum—a candid, uncensored, larger than life presentation style like Rhodes—but the billionaire is no folksy hayseed or drunken jailbird. Both men ride the tide of the public’s discontent to the height of political influence as non-politicians in the age of television, but neither “character” can be blamed for doing that.

The Corrupt Ivory Tower of Socialism

Feb 9, 2016 — David L. Hunter

If elected leaders were fundamentally altruistic—unselfishly devoted to the empowerment of their fellow man—the theory of collectivism might have promise. The widespread sentiment would have to be consistently along the philosophical lines of JFK’s “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” But it’s not. The present generation of “Democrats” promote the polar opposite perspective. It is the use of often faceless, bureaucratic government to promote cradle-to-grave economic dependence with themselves, naturally, the elected head of the food chain. That’s the maddeningly indifferent DMV experience of running healthcare via ObamaCare, except for everything. In other words, this is tyranny of big government a la George Orwell’s dystopian ‘1984’.  Make no mistake, Big Brother’s name in 2016 is Bernie “90% tax rate” Sanders. And not to leave madame out of the equation, Big Sister is scandal-prone, chronic liar Hillary Clinton.

Confusing Republicans with radicals

Feb 8, 2016 — David L. Hunter

Why does The Washington Times give voice to the know-nothing Oren M. Spieglers of the world? As habitual liar Hillary is not exactly godly, why does Mr. Spiegler lean to support her?

Obama’s faith: hidden in plain sight

Feb 5, 2016 — David L. Hunter

As a so-called Christian Mr. Obama should easily recognize Romans 2:6 in which it is written: “God will repay each person according to what they have done.” Applying colloquial language to Scripture it means ‘evaluate every person by their behavior not their words’.