Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Just When You Thought the Left Couldn't Get Kookier

Friends, you won't want to miss my latest interview on WLEA 1480's Newsmaker program.  We discussed the wave of harassment that liberals (led by firebrand Trump-hater Maxine Waters) are now directing at Republican elected officials and Trump appointees, including Sarah Sanders, Pam Bondi, and Kirstjen Nielson.  (Funny how Republican women are always in the firing line.)  We also considered the Supreme Court's vindication of President Trump's travel ban, Brexit, Europe's migrant crisis, and Hillary Clinton's latest grousing about the results of the 2016 Presidential election.  Check it out!


  1. Dr. Waddy: Liked all of your comments in your broadcast; kudos to our President for pulling us out of the preposterous U.N. Human Rights agency. I would wish our exit from the U.N. in its entirety to be next. But I'll concentrate my comments on Hillary Clinton.

    Is this beating a dead horse? Well, I saw Nixon's incredible rise from the political graveyard. A belated Hillary presidency would still be a catastrophe. So Hillary laments that "populists can stay in power by mobilizing a fervent base". You don't say Hill! Wasn't that a fervent base I saw weeping and gnashing in the Javits Center? Dr. Waddy, you were right on point by saying "she doesn't like populists because she has never been popular - she can't connect with ordinary people like Trump can . . . ." Of course she can't; she is a Wellesley or Smith College style elitist. Hillary spoke at my NY state public employee union convention before she was elected to the Senate. She promised manna for public employees while conveniently ignoring the evil she had done to the public employees working in the White House Travel Office when they got in her way. That was presumptuous enough but her delivery was tinny and forced. And that was to people who were overwhelmingly on her side. I'm reminded of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, a Roman aristocrat who despised "the mob" but who was forced into an awkward attempt to endear himself to it, in which his disdain was very obvious.

    Her doubts about the electoral college are, I think, insincere. I can just imagine her saying "though I won the College,Donald Trump took the popular vote and therefore I concede to him because, well, it just wouldn't be right otherwise" Presumably she and her professional campaign staff knew of the existence of the College, knew that candidates who won the popular vote had yet lost the election thereby and took appropriate measures to head off that possibility. They weren't ambushed or wronged; they just failed and that affirmed one of the purposes of the College - to prevent population centers with values inimical to those less populous (eg, notoriously, NY and CA in 2016, from which she derived her entire majority)from forcing their views on the country as a whole. Ask upstate New Yorkers about how that is. You were right; if you disdain all populists by definition then you don't like democracy. Churchill famously said "its the worst form of government until you consider all the others".

  2. Thanks, Jack! I'm glad you liked my analysis...and kudos on working a Shakespeare reference into a critique of Hillary. You make us ignorant yokel "populists" seem almost smart! No small feat. :)

    And let's keep in mind that, weeks before the election, Democrats and journalists were saying how irresponsible, and downright unpatriotic, it was to suggest that the result of a U.S. election could be QUESTIONED! Perish the thought. What a difference a loss makes!

  3. Dr. Waddy: Yeah, I do love Shakespeare; he's the very glory of the English language. I acted in Romeo and Juliet a few years ago. Eugene O'Neill had one of his characters laud"the joy of being alive in his (Shakespeare's) great poetry". Without any exaggeration, that's just how I felt on that stage. According to my wonderful Shakespeare prof, he didn't originate many ideas but he expressed verities with incomparable eloquence.(I like the story about the person who said "I like him alot but he uses too many cliches"). I'm amazed the left hasn't compared his Richard III to President Trump yet.

    Hillary continues to manifest foot in mouth disease and we must rejoice at it.(As a reference librarian its fascinating to know that her "Baskets" flubadub will always be a trivia standard). Shame on you for reminding Dems of their flip flop on the sanctity of elections.

  4. Jack, I will think of you as Bard II from now on, or possibly Mini-Bard. :) My grandfather was extremely passionate about Shakespeare too. I believe he had every play memorized. He wrote a one-man play about Shakespeare, in fact.