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Friday, October 29, 2021

Democracy on the Fritz

 


Friends, one of the few things that leftists and conservatives can agree on these days is that our democracy is sick.  It faces headwinds including misinformation, corruption, cynicism, unequal justice, fiscal incontinence, and even outright political violence.  There's increasing talk of "civil war".  It's important, though, to understand that, when the Left bandies about these terms, it's talking about an entirely different set of problems than we are.  For the Bolshies, it's "voter suppression" and SCOTUS and the filibuster and Trumpers with offensive lawn signs that represent the death knell of democracy.  For us, it's voter fraud and open borders and depolicing and CRT and the rise of socialism and Big Tech censorship and...and...and...well, it's a long list.

 

Just for today, let's explore the Dem/progressive perspective.  Check out these articles (which you assuredly won't like) that delegitimize the filibuster and claim that the fulfilment of the democratic aspirations of the American people are impossible so long as such "anachronisms" are allowed to impede the Democrats' work.  In Steny Hoyer's case -- and he may very well be the next leader of the Democrats in the House -- he essentially claims that the Senate itself is an abomination, but at a minimum he demands that the Senate stop blocking all the glorious legislation flowing like a torrent out of Nancy Pelosi's House.  Similarly, the Left's attacks on the legitimacy of SCOTUS have become incessant and increasingly overwrought.  SCOTUS, in fact, has barely done anything so far to vindicate the faith that conservatives have placed in it, but still the Left is itching to throw it to the wolves.

 

Consider these leftist arguments carefully.  Right now, they're just (hyperbolic) words, but consider that such a fundamental rejection of the basic institutions of American democracy (as we know it) could put the Democrats in a place where, sometime soon, they have to destroy democracy in order to save it.  I mean, what's a Democrat to do if SCOTUS repeals Roe v. Wade, and then the Senate blocks the Democrats' federalizing of elections, and then -- heaven forbid! -- the American people vote to reinstall Donald J. Trump in the White House in 2024???  I mean, seriously -- what would they do?  Go quietly into the night?  I doubt it.  I think they would do virtually anything to prevent their enemies from retaking control of the system, regardless of the wishes of the "American people" they pretend to care about so much.  And, if I'm right, reelecting Republicans in 2022 and 2024 may feel good, but it will only push us closer to the brink, i.e. to the point at which Democrats will have to decide whether another "peaceful transfer of power" is acceptable to them or not.  And if they decide it isn't?  All bets are off, my friends.  All bets are off.  For one thing, our endless grumbling about how persecuted we are could start to look mighty prescient!

 

https://news.yahoo.com/steny-hoyer-letting-filibuster-stand-151609346.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall 


https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/democracy-dying-slow-death-america-least-we-have-filibuster-n1282545

 

Here's a great summation of the flawed nature of the "process" that produced Joe Biden's "win" in the 2020 election.

 

https://stream.org/a-review-of-mollie-hemingways-rigged/ 


Well, the speculation over whether Adam Kinzinger, Trump-hating Republican, could win renomination, or reelection, in 2022 is now moot.  He's not running.  Good riddance!


https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-kinzinger-impeachment-gop/2021/10/29/id/1042546/

 

It's official: Letitia James is running for Governor of the great state of New York.  In other words, New York won't be such a great state for long.

 

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/election-2022-governor-new-york/2021/10/29/id/1042549/ 


Turns out Trump won't be going to Virginia to campaign for Glenn Youngkin, but he will be appearing at a tele-rally.  That's an interesting way for Youngkin to reap the benefits of Trump's support, while keeping his distance from Trump himself.  Will it work?  According to the latest Fox News poll, Youngkin is ahead!  According to most other polls, it's a dead heat.  We shall see.


https://thepostmillennial.com/donald-trump-to-host-november-1st-tele-rally-for-youngkin-in-virginia-governor-race?utm_campaign=64469

 

There's a trend with respect to those "insurrectionists" incarcerated for their role in the events of January 6th: they can receive leniency if they "repent", as this article suggests, and acknowledge that their Trumpism was all a horrible mistake.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again: actions are (sometimes) criminal.  Thoughts are not.  Leftists do not seem to grasp this simple concept, and that's reason number one to oppose them.


https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2021/10/28/repent-january-6-defendant-denounces-trump-self-gets-released-n1527628

 

Racial bias -- against whites -- is everywhere you look.  In fact, anti-racism more or less requires us to be racists.  Be that as it may, you'll find few examples of racial discrimination against whites as blatant as this one.  A selection committee simply refused to select anyone, because it didn't like the race of the applicants.  Any self-respecting Department of Justice would be all over this.  Biden's DOJ is probably quietly nodding its approval.


https://www.dailywire.com/news/all-white-men-nominated-for-science-award-so-committee-refused-to-pick-any-of-them

 

Finally, it looks like my own cell carrier, AT&T, is subjecting its employees to indoctrination in critical race theory.  The sad part is that AT&T, relatively speaking, doesn't have a reputation for being outspoken in its wokeness.  I once reviewed a list of companies that were vaguely friendly to conservatives and to Chirstians, and AT&T was on it...and now this!  Where's a savvy, but principled, right-wing consumer to turn?  Seriously, I'd appreciate your advice.

 

https://thepostmillennial.com/at-t-employees-are-assessed-annually-on-racial-politics-issues-and-being-workplace-activists?utm_campaign=64469 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The Little Engine That...Could?

 


Oh boy!  What a big news day, friends.  Lots to share with you.  For one thing, the Dems think they're getting close to a deal with moderates and progressives that will allow them to pass the $1 trillion infrastructure bill AND the new-and-improved $1.75 trillion reconciliation bill.  Are they really approaching consensus, or are they just trying to make it sound as if they are?  We should know soon.


https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-give-update-democrats-spending-plans-before-europe-trip-source-2021-10-28/

 

Complicating their efforts is a discernible slowdown in the economy.  We're down to 2% growth -- so, an Obama-style "recovery".  Economists seem optimistic that growth will pick up again in the fourth quarter.  Maybe.  A lot depends on whether the current funk that the American consumer is in lifts.


https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/28/us-gross-domestic-product-increases-at-2point0percent-annualized-pace-in-q3-vs-2point8percent-estimate.html

 

New Yorkers, buckle up!  You thought Kathy Hochul was bad?  Try Letitia James on for size.  She appears to be gearing up to run for Governor.  Now, she's been promising to make DJT's life miserable by indicting him for...you know, all those countless crimes he's committed.  Doing so would be a GREAT way to fill out her resume as she runs for Governor, no?  Expect her efforts at adversarial prosecution to kick into high gear.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/27/nyregion/letitia-james-governor-ny.html 

 

New Yorkers, you have a little good news today to balance out the bad.  The self-declared socialist running for Mayor of Buffalo is struggling in the polls.

 

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/buffalo-mayor-candidate-aoc/2021/10/28/id/1042372/ 


"Election interference" comes in many forms, and according to this poll most Americans assume that the efforts by the media and Big Tech to suppress (true) stories about Hunter Biden before the 2020 election fit the definition.  Damn straight!  Twitter even apologized for its campaign against the New York Post.  You can bet your bottom dollar, however, that, if they have the opportunity to cover for the Dems again right before an election, they won't think twice.  That's why it's such good news that no one watches CNN!


https://www.newsmax.com/us/media-research-center-hunter-biden-laptop-big-tech/2021/10/28/id/1042388/

 

As you probably know by now, the Governor's race in Virginia is nip and tuck.  Well, Donald Trump is hinting that he'll be campaigning in Virginia soon.  That would be a bombshell development, because one assumes that it would be a dream come true for the Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who desperately wants to run against Trump (who isn't beloved in the Old Dominion) instead of Glenn Youngkin.  In short, an appearance by Trump would be an early test of whether Trump is a help or a hindrance to Republicans in off-year elections.


https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-trump-hints-that-he-will-campaign-in-virginia-before-nov-2-election?utm_campaign=64487

 

It's official: your U.S. passport can now list your gender as "X".  My guess is that the transgender crowd will spend about five minutes celebrating this "victory", and then they'll start wailing about how "X" just doesn't capture the majesty and uniqueness of their myriad gender identities.  If my gender is "Rick James impersonator with one leg", then by golly I want that on my passport!!!


https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2021/10/27/state-department-issues-first-passport-with-ridiculous-gender-identity-option-n464322

 

You've heard that Biden's approval rating is down.  This article makes the case that his standing with the public is even worse than it seems, insofar as those who support him do so tepidly.  It's a good point.  Victory and defeat in 2021 and 2022 will come down to enthusiasm, and the energy sure seems to be on the right at the moment!

 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/bidens-poll-numbers-are-even-worse-than-they-seem 


Finally, in Big Tech news, Google is making money hand over fist.  No surprise there.  Google rules the universe, after all.  Even this blog is a Google product.  (Pardon me while I vomit.)  I offer you another fine article that argues that social media companies' efforts to censor conservatives are actually a sign of desperation.  These leftist ideologues are trying to control a narrative and a public sphere that long ago slipped out of their grasp.  We should, perhaps, view their ham-fisted efforts at thought control as a blessing in disguise, and as a sign that they know their goose is cooked.  And, finally, in the last article you'll see that Facebook has rebranded itself as "Meta".  Wow!  Facebook is one of the most successful companies/platforms that's ever existed, so why give up the name?  Presumably because, while everyone uses Facebook, few people like it, and even fewer trust the nerds-with-an-attitude who run it.  Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg has a bee in his bonnet about building the "metaverse", which is some kind of augmented internet that I don't begin to understand.  Bottom line: Mark Zuckerberg is a meta-dork and a left-wing scold whose best days are behind him.  When Republicans retake control of Congress and the presidency, I expect Facebook to be torn asunder.  It can't come soon enough!


https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/facebok-meta-zuckerberg/2021/10/28/id/1042398/

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Barbarians Are At The Gates

 


Oh yes, those wild-eyed barbarians are threatening to topple civilization once again, as is their wont, but it's their identity that might surprise you: why, it's YOU, dear Trumper, who's the problem -- who's hammering the final nail into democracy's coffin, in fact!  That's the narrative that's being pushed day in and day out on CNN and MSNBC: vicious, mentally deranged Trumpers are constantly conspiring to overthrow our Republic, trampling underfoot all that's good, decent, and true.  That's why we need to get to the bottom of what really happened on January 6th, of course.  We need to expose how Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Tucker Carlson, and Mike Lindell formed a secret, traitorous cabal, which hatched a sinister plan to beat every member of Congress to death with rolled up posterboard.  And that was just "Phase One"!!!  

 

The sheer absurdity of the "insurrection" hoax, and its political uses, are one of our main topics on this week's Newsmaker Show.  Brian and I also cover the decline and fall of ISIS, the prospects for a January 6th special prosecutor, the Dems' pathological addiction to runaway government spending, Trump's bold new initiative to create a social media empire, and the growing rift between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.


When we turn to history, Brian and I discuss the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt (who wasn't always "conservative" in the modern sense), the complex maneuvers that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis, the expansion of the U.S. prison population in the 1980s and 90s (and how it successfully brought violent crime under control), and the slow demise of the American-made, gasoline-powered sedan.


What a lineup!  


https://wlea.net/newsmaker-october-27-2021-dr-nick-waddy/


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Here's the article I referenced in the interview about the growing rift between Biden and Harris.  There's trouble brewing in the workers' paradise, folks!


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10129457/Is-Kamala-distancing-Joe-Number-joint-events-plummets-just-7-October.html

 

And here are the latest polls in the all-important race for Governor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Virginia is a blue state, so the competitiveness of the GOP candidate is very good news.  A win, of course, would be better news.

 

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2021/governor/va/virginia_governor_youngkin_vs_mcauliffe-7373.html 


And check out this shocking poll.  If you read between the lines, and these days you need to develop that ability, a majority of Americans now have doubts about the legitimacy and accuracy of the 2020 election results, as they should!!!  Democrats remain confident about our election infrastructure in 2022 (despite rampant "voter suppression"), but I have a feeling their attitude might change once they lose!


https://www.newsmax.com/us/poll-2020-election-overturned-trump/2021/10/27/id/1042156/

Monday, October 25, 2021

Skating on Thin Jurisprudential Ice

 


Friends, the Left's assault on Justices Kavanaugh and Barrett, during their confirmation processes, was just a warmup act.  Much worse is to come.  If you pay close attention to the left-wing press, you'll see there are more and more articles about the illegitimacy of the Supreme Court, with its rightward tilt, and these articles propose radical solutions to this "problem", like court-packing, and term limits for justices.  Assuming the high court overturns Roe v. Wade and/or rules against race preferences, this low murmur of criticism will become a strident roar.  It's not clear what the Left will do about its contempt for the judiciary, but time will tell.


https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/10/25/mark-levin-the-democratic-party-is-all-in-trash-the-independence-of-the-supreme-court/

 

Inflation continues to plague the economy, which for now is expanding at a healthy rate.  More and more business leaders, however, see a recession on the horizon.  You should start to ask yourself: am I recession-proof?  What will become of my assets in the case of a major market correction?  Can I ride a downturn out, or should I start to reconfigure my portfolio now, before it's too late?

 

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/10/25/bidenflation-deluge-october-saw-highest-level-of-price-hikes-ever-in-dallas-fed-survey/ 


The red part of Maryland is aching to join West Virginia.  Heck,Yours Truly is aching to join West Virginia!  In the real world, though, there are major hurdles to the redrawing of state lines.  Overcoming these hurdles, on the other hand, could be a path to a permanent GOP majority in the Senate...


https://bongino.com/west-virginia-gov-well-welcome-maryland-gop-counties-that-want-to-secede/

 

Apparently many COVID survivors are reporting persistent "brain fog".  Could this explain Biden's "win" in 2020?  Hmmm.

 

https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/covid-memory-long-term-lapses/2021/10/25/id/1041859/ 


Finally, here's a state-level analysis and denunciation of Facebook's interference in the 2020 election, which was, as it turns out, far more extensive and effective than anything that Russia did in 2016 (or ever).  We desperately need a Republican Governor and Attorney General in the Keystone State, so we can begin to get a handle on this problem.


https://thefederalist.com/2021/10/25/how-zuckbucks-gave-pennsylvania-democrats-special-advantages-in-the-2020-election/

Sunday, October 24, 2021

A Biden Bonanza!

 


Friends, today you get an extra large helping of Bidenism -- it must be your lucky day!


First, and most importantly, we need to reflect on just how far the mighty have fallen.  Jen Psaki is doing her best to provide some cover for Sleepy Joe, naturally.  Know who she blames for his slippage in the polls?  Not Trump, surprisingly, but...the unvaccinated!  


https://www.dailywire.com/news/psaki-doesnt-deny-bidens-approval-has-declined-sharply-blames-part-of-the-american-public

 

Don't be so hasty, Jen.  The unvaccinated are easy marks -- convenient scapegoats for your abysmal policy and leadership failures.  You might want to keep them around as cannon fodder for as long as possible...

 

Pollster John McLaughlin feels that President Trump would win in a landslide, if the 2020 election were rerun today.  I think he's right that Trump would win, but no one should kid themselves: Trump is riding high, relatively speaking, right now because the establishment machine isn't trashing him 24/7, and nor is it covering for Joe Biden with the same fastidiousness as it once was.  It's one thing to be ahead in the polls when there's no election on offer.  It's another to be ahead on election day!  Still, public opinion has taken a decidedly Trump-ward turn, and that's good.

 

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/mclaughlin-polling-trump-biden/2021/10/24/id/1041764/ 


SNL is acknowledging Sleepy Joe's fall from grace, although it's clearly hopeful that Biden can recover his "lucidity" in time to push the progressive agenda forward.


https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/10/24/saturday-night-live-mocks-joe-biden-as-no-longer-lucid-in-cold-open/

 

Given Sleepy Joe's cratering popularity, it's no surprise that he's less and less available, both to the media and to the public.  As his, err. lucidity deteroriates, moreover, we can expect him to "show up" less and less.  He'll spend a lot of time sequestered in Wilmington.  Is this a good look for the Dems?  A confused, inarticulate octogenarian president who increasingly never leaves his basement?  Probably not...but it may be better than the alternative: all Biden, all the time!

 

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/23/report-joe-biden-has-not-held-a-formal-press-conference-in-100-days/ 


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/joe-biden-escapes-his-white-house-gilded-cage-at-a-faster-pace-than-trump/ar-AAPRMnf?li=BBnb7Kz

 

The only good news for Uncle Joe?  He's not a "white supremacist", even though his hand gestures are every bit as Klan-ish as Donald Trump's...  Luckily, it's cute when Biden does it.

 

https://thepostmillennial.com/reuters-fact-check-biden-white-power-gesture-cnn-town-hall?utm_campaign=64469 


Finally, here's an eloquent statement by a prominent black Republican who opposes the racism inherent in CRT.  Ken Blackwell can go far in the GOP, if he's of a mind to...


https://townhall.com/columnists/kenblackwell/2021/10/21/the-existential-threat-of-crt-statesponsored-racism-n2597765

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Steve Bannon: Impudent Insurrectionist or Principled Patriot?

 


Friends, remember our old pal Steve Bannon?  He played a critical role in Donald Trump's victory in 2016, and started the Trump Administration as a key presidential advisor, but it didn't take long for DJT to turn on him -- perhaps because the media relentlessly portrayed him as a wild-eyed "white nationalist".  Well, he was and is a nationalist, and I guess technically he's white too, but that doesn't make him a Nazi, and in my opinion Trump was mistaken in deciding to throw him overboard.  Anyway, now Bannon is back in the news, because of the House of Representatives' recent vote to hold him in "contempt of Congress".  He's refusing, you see, to testify before Nancy Pelosi's kangaroo court, a.k.a. the select committee investigating the January 6th "insurrection".  My latest article breaks down the political ramifications of this kerfuffle.  See what you think.


https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholaswaddy/2021/10/23/insurrection-theater-on-capitol-hill-n2597911


You'll find some of the same penetrating analysis in this Sputnik News piece:


https://sputniknews.com/20211022/congress-votes-to-hold-steve-bannon-in-contempt-of-congress-furthering-partisan-divides--1090145167.html

 

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In other news, Biden's plummeting poll numbers are setting records, according to Gallup -- records that hardly bode well for the Dems in 2022.  Long may it last!


https://www.newsmax.com/politics/biden-gallup-polls-support-democrats/2021/10/22/id/1041667/

 

Meanwhile, this article lays out a strong case for why third party candidates aren't likely to make a major difference in 2024.  I guess third party candidates are never likely to accomplish much of anything -- except when they do, and the surreal political landscape of the here and now is one in which we can't rule out anything, no matter how far-fetched.

 

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/10/20/can_third_parties_make_a_difference_in_2024_146589.html 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Is It Time for Crazy Nancy To Retreat to Her Crypt?

 


Friends, many of you have been wondering for years now how the reanimated corpse of Nancy Pelosi has managed to transfix and tyrannize Washington, D.C so effectively.  Witchcraft, one assumes.  Now, though, old age may be catching up with Crazy Nancy -- or maybe it's just political reality?  There are rumors that she's considering resigning as Speaker of the House in the very near future.  That's one of several important topics that Brian O'Neil and I cover in this week's Newsmaker Show.  We also talk about the airlines' retreat from vaccine mandates, the potential for third party candidates to make waves in 2024, Superman's subordination to wokeness, and the future of the James Bond franchise.


When we turn to history, Brian and I analyze the effects of the Red Scare in Hollywood (and the long-term conquest of Hollywood by neo-Marxists), the surprisingly negative consequences of the ouster and execution of Muammar Qaddafi, and the fateful failure of the Nationalists in China in their efforts to snuff out the Communists in the mid-1930s.


Wow!  We sure do have "range", huh?  What will we pontificate about next???  Tune in to find out...


https://wlea.net/newsmaker-october-20-2021-dr-nick-waddy/

 

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In other news, "President" Biden's approval ratings are plummeting to new record lows, and his standing in key Senate battleground states is even worse.  Take note!

 

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president-biden-job-approval-7320.html 


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/20/poll-joe-bidens-approval-rating-across-7-senate-battlegrounds-at-41-percent/

 

Trump boasted long ago that he would be creating his own social media platform to rival Facebook and Twitter.  Well, he's taken his time about it, but it looks like he's finally swinging into action!  Bravo, Trump!  We conservatives are active on many platforms, including upstart alternatives like Parler, Telegram, etc., but I personally think there's a profound need for a go-to conservative social media site that can build real critical mass and change the tech landscape for good.  Only Trump, in all likelihood, is capable of achieving this.  I might add that, if he does it right, he'll be in a position to profit big-time.  I hope he does.  And I hope Facebook and Twitter take it on the chin.

 

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/truth-social-media-technology/2021/10/20/id/1041358/ 


Don't believe everything you hear, but some anonymous sources are claiming that Joe Manchin is considering departing the Democratic Party.  That would be a smart move, assuming he wants to win reelection in the great state of West Virginia.  The more pressing question, though, is: who will he caucus with in the Senate?  Just because he becomes an independent, say, doesn't mean he'll cease to vote with the Dems when it counts.  We'll see.  Maybe none of this will come to pass anyway.


https://www.forexlive.com/news/!/manchin-denies-report-that-he-mentioned-the-possibility-to-biden-20211020

 

Finally, you knew it was just a matter of time: Thomas Jefferson is now on the cancel culture chopping block.  George Washington will be next.  Don't be surprised if they move on to progressive icons like FDR and JFK eventually.  Yeah, they were useful to the Left, in their day, but the Bolshies have moved on, and every dead white male is now suspect.  That's the sad and simple truth.

 

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/20/nyc-to-remove-statue-of-thomas-jefferson-author-of-declaration-of-independence-3rd-u-s-president/ 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Party Hearty in 2024?

 


Friends, it's time to start contemplating not just whether Donald Trump will run again for President in 2024, but what the political landscape will look like by then.  Among the most important related questions is: will any third parties emerge to challenge Dem-GOP dominance?  I believe it's possible.  The level of dissatisfaction with our political elite has never been higher.  That provides opportunities for outsiders.  As this article explains, however, since the 1850s the results achieved by third parties in federal elections have been meager.  Could 2024 break the mold?


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/10/19/third_parties_on_the_horizon_what_does_history_say_146581.html

 

In other news, did you know that encouraging people not to get vaccinated is tantamount to "insurrection"?  Makes sense.  Just thinking impure thoughts is "insurrection", according to many leftists.  I hope they've got A LOT of space in those reeducation camps!


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/chicago-mayor-says-police-union-trying-to-induce-an-insurrection-with-vaccine-mandate-opposition

 

This article asks the $64,000 question about the Dems' reconciliation bill: can they satisfy the whims of Manchin and Sinema AND preserve the support of progressives for the plan?  Maybe not.  Frankly, this article doesn't even begin to answer this all-important question, but at least it points us in the right direction.

 

https://apnews.com/article/manchin-budget-impasse-56846c16c1f4c7e989556161f05fcf2e 


You've probably heard the rumors that Nancy Pelosi is considering retiring immediately after her glorious $3.5 trillion expansion of "social spending" is passed.  She denies it, of course.  This article proposes that there could be upside for the Dems in such a plan.  I'm not buying it.  Holding the entire Democratic caucus together to vote for the bill will be mighty tough, and with Pelosi halfway out the door her leverage will crater.  Whether the rumors are true or not I don't know, but I relish the Dems' confusion and frustration.


https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2021/10/18/fox-rumors-are-swirling-that-pelosi-will-step-down-after-the-infrastructure-package-passes-n423183

 

File this one under "progressive surrealism".  An Oberlin student is offended that "cisgender" white men are permitted to do maintenance work in a designated "safe space" for women and transgender students.  I agree wholeheartedly!  Only transvestites should be allowed to repair critical infrastructure at Oberlin from now on.  What could go wrong?

 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/oberlin-college-student-angry-cisgender-work-crew-radiators-safe-space 


Finally, signs are accumulating that the economy faces real headwinds.  Industrial production is declining, consumer sentiment is way down, and the backlog of container ships anchored outside some of our ports is downright bizarre.  Now, the good news is that COVID cases and deaths are down again, but the media may not permit anyone to find this out.  I mean, we can't let the American people breathe easily for once, can we?  Anyway, the critical question is: what are the chances of a recession in the next 6 months?  My view: the chances are high.


https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/10/18/industrial-production-unexpectedly-plunged-in-september/

 

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/10/19/photos-66-cargo-ships-hover-near-l-a-long-beach-ports/ 


https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#trends_dailycases|New_case|select

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Putting America on the Back-Burner

 


Friends, remember when Superman stood for "truth, justice, and the American way"?  Well, now he stands for bisexuality (or maybe pansexuality?) and "a better tomorrow".  Might as well make it "a woker tomorrow," while we're at it.  This is Reason # 27,381 why the USA and Western Civilization are going down the tubes.


https://www.foxbusiness.com/entertainment/dc-comics-american-way-superman-comics

 

Identity politics is making hiring and promotion decisions into a minefield in this country, and nowhere is that truer than in our big cities, where leftist ideologues insist that police officers, for example, "represent" various ethnic groups proportionally, AND that each racial/ethnic group be patrolled primarily by law enforcement officials from the same background.  Well, a) that's racist, and b) it's a recipe for the complete abandonment of MERIT in the formation of police departments (and fire departments, and every other public service agency you can think of).  Moreover, these days virtually no one even wants to be a police officer in a big city.  Black, white, or polka-dotted, they all know they'll receive zilch in terms of support from elected officials, the media, and most ordinary citizens, when the chips are down.  No wonder law and order are falling apart in our urban areas.  The Left seems determined to make the problem worse.

 

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/jack-dunphy/2021/10/16/the-deadly-cost-of-racial-bean-counting-n1524392 


President Trump is mocking the Biden crime syndicate -- err, the Biden family, I should say, and specifically Hunter Biden's new career as a painter.  DJT does have an acid wit, does he not?


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/17/donald-trump-mocks-biden-corruption-hunter-inspired-me-begin-painting/

Saturday, October 16, 2021

No Time To Cry

 


Friends, last night I saw the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, and I'm still pondering my reaction.  I won't spoil it for you, if you haven't seen it yet, but suffice it to say that the future of the Bond franchise is shrouded in mystery.  Bond appears to have taken a turn -- in what direction remains to be seen.  For me, this is distressing, because Bond has always been something of a hero of mine.  He's the archetypal gentleman rogue: dapper, dashing, and always one step ahead of his adversaries, not to mention completely irresistible to the ladies.  In a nutshell, Bond is a paragon of masculinity, and thus it seems fitting that, in an age when masculine virtues and men themselves are under such relentless attack, Bond himself should be flailing a bit.  Even his survival is cast in doubt.  A lot of men feel similarly.  Women, especially young women, indoctrinated by the #MeToo movement and the public schools, seem to regard us as the enemy.  Boys are struggling, and are being outperformed by girls according to almost every metric (except violence, of course).  Statues of prominent men are everywhere being defaced and even toppled, wherever their subservience to the ideology of the Left is less than total.  It's enough to make any man question the wisdom, frankly, of persisting in his manhood, when the siren song of transgenderism warbles so sweetly in our ears.  I mean, all we have to do is take off our Levi's and put on a skirt, and all our problems are solved!  Presto: we're no longer dinosaurs or pariahs -- we're Heroes!  Moral exemplars!  Heralds of a New Age!  Ahh, but no.  As tempting as it is to run up the white flag and surrender my masculinity, I, for one, plan to dig in my heels and await the next Bond (with hope, if not confidence).  Even if the motif of the gentleman rogue is on life support, I implore Hollywood not to abandon it entirely.  Heck, if need be, they should wheel out my personal favorite, old Roger Moore, for one more spy caper -- prop him up in a mobility scooter, if absolutely necessary, but make his private nurse a stunner, pretty please!  Masculinity may not be what it once was, after all, but femininity still has its charms, surely.  Hey, it's the 21st century -- the Epoch of Wokeness -- so we'll take what we can get...


In other news, here's a terrific summary of the various headwinds now affecting the economy.  There's a good chance a recession is on the horizon.  Be ready.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/u-s-economy-is-losing-its-bounce-as-recovery-turns-into-a-grind/ar-AAPyM4a 

 

You know inflation has started to bite when the "Dollar Tree" becomes the "Two Dollar Tree", am I right?  It's happening, like it or not...

 

https://fee.org/articles/dollar-tree-loses-its-35-year-war-with-inflation/ 


The war between Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and progressives is heating up!  The Left is really getting crabby.  Could outright violence be far behind?


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/manchin-dismissively-calls-sanders-a-self-declared-independent-socialist

 

And here's a great piece that captures the scope of the Left's war on merit, especially in our public schools.  Civilization is all about standards, my friends, and when you abandon your standards in favor of "equity", or any other phantasm, the collpase of civilization will soon follow.

 

https://dailycaller.com/2021/10/15/left-gifted-children-advanced-honors-classes-equity-critical-race-theory-kendi-1619/ 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The Knives Come Out

 


Friends, this week's Newsmaker Show is a tour de force.  Naturally, we could say that every single time, but this time it's 7% truer than usual!  Brian and I consider the blistering negativity that now constitutes Dem/progressive rhetoric about Republicans and conservatives.  It's no mystery to me: the lower their poll numbers go, and the more they screw up the country, the greater the urge/necessity to "go negative" and turn their opponents into inhuman monsters.  Expect a lot more Trump-hatred and Republican bashing in general in the months to come.


In addition to analyzing the Dems' pathological hatred of all opposition, Brian and I also talk about the fate of the reconciliation bill, the struggling economy and the dangers of a recession, the politics of Columbus Day versus "Indigenous People's Day", and the escalating labor force disruptions caused by vaccine mandates.  


When the conversation turns to history, Brian and I ponder the foundation of America's first navy and the current state of our naval hegemony, Italy's decision to switch sides in World War II, and more!


Tune in and listen in, folks!  Apparently the Newsmaker Show is topping the charts on Rumble these days.  Finally, the American people are waking up!


https://wlea.net/newsmaker-october-13-2021-dr-nick-waddy/


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In other news, Captain Kirk has gone into space!  It's about time.  Now he won't have to skate by on his superlative acting talent alone...


https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/shatner-blue-origin-space/2021/10/13/id/1040289/

 

Did you know that Halloween is -- drumroll, please! -- racist???  Of course it is.  Everything is.  Everyone is.  Frankly, though, I always thought Michael Myers was the epitome of the anti-racist.  I mean, he'll chop you up no matter what your race is, am I right?

 

https://mynorthwest.com/3183712/rantz-seattle-elementary-school-cancels-halloween-equity-concerns/ 


Lefties are getting seriously worried -- not just that Trump will run again, but that he will win "fair and square", as this article puts it.  What's more, progressives consider this an existential threat to American democracy, and they aren't shy about saying so.  In other words, there's nothing less democratic, in the eyes of the Democratic Party, than the voters exercising their democratic rights and choosing...wrongly.  All this makes me wonder: what if Trump does win in 2024?  Would the reigning Democratic president at the time (Biden?) accept Trump's win?  Would there be an orderly transfer of power?  Or would the Dems cry bloody murder and roll tanks into the streets -- would they stop at nothing to prevent their nemesis DJT from recapturing power?  I honestly don't know.  Surely, it would be a mistake to underestimate how neurotic/psychotic many leftists have become...


https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/10/trump-winning-2024-real-election-nightmare/620368/

 

Here's an interesting tale about a school district covering up a sexual assault because the assailant was transgender.  I can't confirm any of the details, but it sounds as if school officials tried to sweep the incident under the rug, and then they recategorized the transgender perpetrator as a "boy" to avoid offending the forces of wokeness.  Stay tuned to this story, folks.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/loudoun-county-father-school-cover-up-bathroom-assault-daughter 


Are large numbers of illegal immigrants being released into the general population -- in other words, being rewarded for their lawlessness?  You betcha.  It could easily get worse, given the great mass of humanity that's currently shambling towards the border.


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/leaked-border-patrol-docs-release-immigrants-us-biden-administration

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Election Fraud 101

 


Friends, maybe you think you know how the Left stole the 2020 election, and how it thrust Sleepy Joe into a starring role in our political system -- a role for which he has proven utterly unfit.  The fact is, though, that many of the underhanded ploys used by Dems, progressives, and their allies in the political, legal, cultural, and economic establishment to influence the outcome of the 2020 election are still shrouded in mystery, even to many conservatives.  Check out these articles, which explain in detail how over $400 million of Mark Zuckerberg's money almost certainly tipped the scales for Biden and the Democrats.  It's a complete outrage, and anyone who believes in democracy -- that is, rule by the people -- should be adamant that such chicanery will never be permitted again.


https://thefederalist.com/2021/10/12/the-2020-election-wasnt-stolen-it-was-bought-by-mark-zuckerberg/

 

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/unlike-others-wisconsins-election-probe-zeroes-democrat-machine-tactics 


Rumors abound that the next James Bond may be black, or possibly female, or even black and female.  It should come as no surprise, therefore, that Superman is now bisexual.  What can I say, except that...times have changed!


https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58879161

 

Good news: the Department of Homeland Security won't be arresting illegal immigrant workers on the job site anymore.  I mean, we wouldn't want them to feel unwelcome in this country, would we?  Perish the thought!

 

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/dhs-secretary-mayorkas-halts-work-site-immigration-enforcement-operations/ 


The legislative/fiscal sausage-making re: the Dems' reconciliation bill is getting messy, as per normal.  Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden seem happy with a figure closer to $2 trillion, instead of $3.5 trillion.  Could Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema live with that number?  Maybe.  What I'm beginning to think may be the sticking point, though, is the progressive caucus in the House of Representatives.  They feel betrayed by Manchin and Sinema's opposition to their massive "social spending" agenda.  What's more, they don't need to worry about reelection.  They're all from safe districts, in most of which the Republican Party barely exists.  If enough of them decide, therefore, that tanking the reconciliation bill and the infrastructure bill would serve the Dem leadership right, and teach the party a lesson about the need to "swerve left or else", then the whole effort to push trillions in new spending through Congress could collapse.  I hope it will.  Our country's fiscal health demands that it do so.  Just as important, if the Dems fail to pass these wretched bills, they will be widely perceived, and may even perceive themselves, as failures and as incapable of governance.  Sounds about right to me.

 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/pelosi-signals-2-trillion-spending-bill 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Abbondanza, America!

 


Friends, Italian-Americans have experienced the peaks and the valleys of what America has to offer.  Lately, mostly the peaks.  At first, mostly the valleys.  Still, they never lost sight of all that this country has to offer, and they never whined and moped about their misfortunes.  They "got on with it" and made the best of life in the greatest country on earth (not too hard, when you think about it).  Now, though, their trademark holiday, Columbus Day, is under assault.  I guess being Italian-American just isn't PC enough these days.  Heaven knows it isn't a "protected class"!  Anyway, if you've ever wondered how Columbus Day came to be, read all about it here:


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/11/mastrangelo-how-columbus-day-became-a-holiday-to-combat-racism-against-italian-americans/

 

Are the Dems in bad shape, according to the polls?  Yes!  Could they be in even worse shape than the polls indicate?  Double yes!  Check it out:

 

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/10/11/if_polls_are_right_dems_are_doomed_if_theyre_wrong_its_worse_146544.html 


You thought 15,000 Haitians made a mess?  There are a lot more on the way, so our border headaches are only beginning, sad to say.


https://justthenews.com/government/security/orchestrated-border-crisis-bring-tens-thousands-people-southern-border-coming

 

Add LEGOS to the list of toys you don't want to buy for your kids and/or grandkids this Christmas.  In fact, play it safe and avoid the major toy retailers, and toy manufacturers, altogether.  Buy vintage toys!  Or, better yet, buy little Johnny and Susie a broom and a mop (respectively) and put them to work.


https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/lego-toys-gender-un/2021/10/11/id/1040065/

 

So voter fraud doesn't exist, right?  It's all part of the "Big Lie"?  Well, of course it exists.  Here's a story that proves it.  The question is whether it exists on a scale sufficient to determine the outcome of a close election.  Maybe.  Personally, I think the bigger scandal in 2020 was the hundreds of thousands if not millions of votes cast and counted in violation of election law.  That's "fraud", if you ask me, because every illegal vote that's counted dilutes the impact of legal votes.  There's no question in mind that, from this perspective, Joe Biden's 2020 win was illegitimate.  Based on the Rasmussen poll you see below, most Americans agree.  Note that the poll asks about "cheating" -- a vague, umbrella term for electoral shenanigans, many of which the Dems engaged in.  Heck, the Trump-Russia hoax was one big effort to undermine our electoral process, and its legitimate outcome: the presidency of Donald J. Trump!

 

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/election-2020-absentee-ballots/2021/10/11/id/1040033/ 


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-secrets/biden-2020-win-tainted-56-say-it-was-a-cheaters-paradise

 

Finally, there are worrying signs that the U.S. could be flirting with a recession.  In particular, the mood of consumers has turned strongly negative.  Given all the other headwinds we face economically, don't be shocked if we get a taste of that "stagflation" that everyone's talking about in 2021 and 2022.  That doesn't mean the inflation will be horrific, or the economic contraction will be long and deep...but all that remains to be seen.

 

https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/us-another-recession-consumer-sentiment-trend 

Schindler's Pissed!

 


Friends, tonight I bring you an outstanding article by a conservastive of my acquaintance.  He argues that we all go through the motions of opposing oppression, racism, and bigotry, but we don't necessarily confront these menaces when they rear their ugly heads in our daily lives.  Thanks to the Left's identity politics, we know that whites, men, Christians, Southerners, and other groups are often categorically condemned and despised, and by respected authorities like journalists, professors, and corporate executives, too.  Many of us don't like this, but do we openly refute it, even at great personal cost, and in company where our own views are likely to be repudiated?  And -- let's face it -- even when we do dare to reject the Left's characterization of these maligned groups, don't we often play along, by, say, hiding behind voices of reason that belong to people in "protected categories"?  As an example, as conservatives, don't we often shove figures like Tim Scott, or Nikki Haley, or Marco Rubio, to the fore, because they, as blacks, or women, or Hispanics, have inherent "credibility" in the eyes of the public?  In other words, aren't we tacitly endorsing the notion that whites, and men, and Christians, and Southerners, and gun-owners, and police officers, and military veterans, etc. etc. truly are tainted and "deplorable"?  Think about it.  And think too about how much you would be willing to risk, willing to lose, to uphold the principle that "all men are created equal"...


https://amgreatness.com/2021/10/10/do-you-have-schindlers-courage/

 

In other news, California is trying to mandate that toys be sold by major retailers without regard to the gender of children.  That is, no more army men for boys, and no more Barbies for girls.  Now it's gender-neutral SJW action figures for boys, girls, goys, birls, and every other gender that comes to mind.  Thanks, California!  This is the news we've all been waiting for...

 

https://www.axios.com/california-gender-neutral-toy-aisles-large-retailers-372e29cc-b530-4a6d-9406-40cf183e6179.html 


Finally, employees are starting to push back against vaccine mandates, flexing their muscles and bringing commerce to a grinding halt.  Southwest Airlines is feeling the pinch.  Who will be next?


https://beckernews.com/chaos-nationwide-over-southwest-sick-out-due-to-vaccine-mandate-mainstream-media-scrambles-to-cover-up-42471/

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Waddy Strikes Again! Readers Electrified

 


Friends, my latest article is but an expanded version of the scintillating analysis you got on Thursday regarding the feud between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell -- and yet it's packed with additional insights, such that you won't want to miss out.  Here it is at World Net Daily:


https://www.wnd.com/2021/10/trump-vs-mcconnell-dems-last-best-hope-2022/

 

Holy moly!  That was brilliant, no?  When it's sunk in, check out this fascinating story about John Stossel's lawsuit against Facebook.  I always liked Stossel.  He was a straight-shooter back when he worked at ABC (and that's saying something).  Now he's cheesed off because Facebook's "fact checkers" are putting words in his mouth and misrepresenting his views on climate change.  I don't blame him, and I wish him well.

 

https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2021/10/07/famed_journalist_sues_facebooks_fact_checker_for_false_statements_797776.html 


Think Fox News is any better than Facebook?  Guess again.  Fox has rehired the same lefty analyst who called Arizona for Biden on election night, 2020.  Given how close Arizona turned out to be, that call was grossly irresponsible...and it entirely changed the narrative of the election coverage that night.  It almost certainly prevented Trump from declaring victory, and thus permanently altered Americans' perception of the election.  This is a big deal, folks!  If people believed on election night that Trump was the winner, changing their minds would have been tough.  Instead, the Dems (and their fellow travelers) were able to sow plenty of doubt, and then inch the public mindset in the direction of a Biden win day after day.  Time was on their side, and they knew it.  It was Arnon Mishkin who gave them that time.  And now he's back at Fox.  Disgusting.


https://www.newsmax.com/politics/fox-news-arnon-mishkin-rehire-called-arizona/2021/10/08/id/1039712/

 

Mitch McConnell is saying he won't participate in any more votes to raise the debt ceiling.  Gee, that's what he was saying several days ago...right before he voted to raise the debt ceiling.  No wonder Trump is rolling his eyes!

 

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/debt/2021/10/08/id/1039781/ 


Poor Jon Gruden is taking it on the chin for racist remarks he made...ten years ago!  Apologies aren't enough, needless to say.  He'll need to be raked over the coals.  Good luck to him.


https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/gruden-racist-comment/2021/10/08/id/1039788/

 

This election forecast is most interesting.  Basically, what it's saying is that the Republicans have a big, built-in advantage in elections for the Senate, mainly because their voters are more widely distributed around the country, and in a larger number of states.  Makes sense.  What it means, in practice, is that, in a typical election cycle, the Dems need to win the overall popular vote for the Senate in a big way just to keep control of the same number of seats.  If the GOP pulls even in the number of popular votes, on the other hand, they gain seats, and probably a bunch.  No wonder the Dems want to abolish the Senate!

 

https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2021/10/08/progressive-data-analyst-warns-democrats-are-in-deep-trouble-for-the-next-decade-n421152 


Good news!  NYC is abolishing its special program for gifted and talented students in the public schools.  It's about time.  Way too many of those smarty-pants jackanapes are white and Asian.  Ergo, we hate them and hope they die!  (I'm channeling my inner-leftist.  Can you tell?)


https://nypost.com/2021/10/08/nyc-to-phase-out-gifted-and-talented-program/

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Trump v. McConnell

 


Friends, an important dynamic in the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections will be the ongoing tension between the two most powerful figures in the GOP: Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell.  McConnell just agreed to a deal with the Dems that raises the debt ceiling temporarily.  Essentially, it gives the Dems -- who run the country, after all -- a couple months of breathing space.  Trump harshly criticized this move, which is, in fact, a retreat from McConnell's previous position.  He had argued before that the Dems should use the reconciliation process to raise the debt ceiling themselves, which is within their power.  Anyway, whether McConnell's latest move turns to be smart politics or boneheaded wimpery remains to be seen.  I personally think McConnell might be in the right.  A default on the debt would be fairly catastrophic, and arguably the Dems are doing a pretty good job of shooting themselves in the foot already.  Basically, McConnell and the Congressional Republicans are getting out of the way and allowing the Dems to finish themselves off with internecine squabbling and chronic indecision.  We'll see how things develop, but one thing is for sure: Trump will keep sniping at McConnell for the foreseeable future, since we can safely assume that neither Trump nor McConnell is going anywhere.


https://www.newsmax.com/politics/cap/2021/10/07/id/1039631/

 

Here's an interesting analysis of the massive legal fees some colleges are incurring in the effort to suppress "offensive" conservative speech.  The financial situation of a lot of colleges and universities is already parlous.  One wonders whether the federal bailouts can continue indefinitely, and, if they can't, a major reordering of the priorities of higher ed may be necessary.  Among other things, a lot of woke stupidity will have to go.

 

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2021/10/07/colleges_learning_costly_woke_math_in_the_courtroom_school_of_hard_knocks_797604.html 


It turns out the U.S. has had a small military presence on the island of Taiwan for about a year, helping to train that country's armed forces.  Interestingly, this presence started under Trump and has continued under Biden.  The politics could get messy: the PRC is extremely sensitive about Taiwan and its status as a "renegade province".  I can easily imagine the leaders of Red China going berserk over this news.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-troops-secretly-training-taiwanese-since-last-year-report/ar-AAPf7w5?ocid=Peregrine

 

Breaking news: Justin Trudeau is a fool.  You heard it here first.

 

https://nypost.com/2021/10/07/justin-trudeau-mocked-after-using-2slgbtqqia-acronym/ 


Lastly, Google and YouTube have decided to crack down on "climate denialism".  How they define that term is, of course, where things get a little iffy.  Like, if I deny that climate change poses an existential threat to humanity, am I a "climate denier"?  Well, I guess if this blog disappears momentarily, we'll have our answer!


https://www.axios.com/google-youtube-climate-change-734f2b05-40e2-4e05-9100-39de589b3b0a.html

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

When Your Donkey Just Won't Budge...

 


Friends, those stubborn Dems just can't help themselves -- they're doubling down on failed, unpopular policies that have already driven approval of Sleepy Joe and the Democratic Party as a whole to shocking lows.  The numbers here are interesting, in particular the public's two-to-one dissatisfaction with the Biden Administration's handling of the border.  Do you suppose anyone at the White House actually reads these polls?  Do you suppose they might consider changing course?  For their sake, they better, and soon!


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/as-joe-bidens-approval-rating-sinks-the-democratic-party-suffers-too/ar-AAPc9Oi?li=BBnb7Kz

 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-secrets/hammered-biden-falls-to-38-not-competent-honest 


The fate of ESPN on-air personality Sage Steele, who I don't know from Adam, is interesting.  She makes some fair points, if you ask me.  We are judged based on how we dress, like it or not, and Barack Obama is one of the least genuinely black black men you'll ever meet.  But then...we can choose our gender, so why not our race?  It's all a game to accentuate our precious victimhood, anyway.


https://thehill.com/homenews/media/575370-espn-removes-sage-steele-from-programming-after-controversial-remarks

 

Steele's worst offense was questioning her employer's vaccine mandate.  Oh no you don't, Sage!  Meanwhile, more and more Americans face termination because of their refusal to get vaccinated.  Critical sectors of our economy could soon be facing severe staffing shortages.  Does anyone care?  Not yet, but just you wait!


https://thefederalist.com/2021/10/05/vaccine-mandates-from-private-employers-are-destroying-american-livelihoods/

 

Finally, wily old Mitch McConnell is offering the Dems a higher national debt ceiling, which will facilitate more borrowing, BUT he wants a hard limit on how much money can be borrowed -- presumably one that precludes passage of the Dems' wacky $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.  Who will outmaneuver whom?  Any guesses?

 

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/mcconnell-debt-limit/2021/10/06/id/1039418/ 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Dems' Dirty Little Not-So-Secret Secret

 


Friends, you heard it here first.  Actually, you've heard it a million times, but you definitely heard it here again: the Democrats are covertly leading us to SOCIALISM!!!  It's the agenda that lies behind their $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill: expand government relentlessly until so many Americans are dependent on government that voting for Republicans, or cutting federal spending, will both be unthinkable.  And they may be getting close to achieving their goal!  A good friend of mine sheds light on this dynamic in this fine article:


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/10/05/its_not_the_top-line_number_--_its_the_bottom-line_goal_146509.html

 

Will the blasted bill pass?  This article discusses how remarkable it is that Nancy Pelosi failed to get the House to vote to approve the infrastructure bill last week.  Rarely is she stymied by her own caucus.  You'll note, though, that, despite the fact that this article comes from Fox News, it clearly is rooting for Pelosi and the Democrats to succeed in passing the bill, in the final analysis.  Scary!  Following that is another article signaling that Joe Manchin may be willing to compromise on a number somewhere between $1.5 trillion and $3.5 trillion.  That's probably the only way that the Dems get this deal done: they lower expectations.  Can they settle for Bolshevizing America at a slightly slower pace?  We'll see.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-progressives-infrastructure-reconciliation 


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/manchin-signals-may-raise-1-5-trillion-limit-spending-package

 

Attorney General Merrick Garland is asking the FBI to look into threats of violence, and acts of violence, against teachers, school administrators, and school board members.  Republicans and conservatives are crying foul, portraying it as an effort to silence dissent on issues like masking and critical race theory.  A lot depends on the details.  Surely, there are some right-wing (and left-wing) nuts who pose a threat to school officials.  On the other hand, citizens have a right to air their grievances and ask questions.  Can we find a middle ground?

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/4/merrick-garland-directs-fbi-target-school-board-th/ 


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/desantis-vows-to-fight-doj-for-parents-rights

 

Meanwhile, poor Kyrsten Sinema is still getting harassed on a daily basis by lefties who insist that she vote to pass the wretched reconciliation bill.  Boy, is her mettle being tested, or what?

 

https://thepostmillennial.com/daca-protester-stalks-and-harasses-sen-sinema-on-flight-over-build-back-better-plan?utm_campaign=64487 


Polls are showing a real turn in the direction of the GOP.  For one thing, the public is taking a fresh look at DJT, and they're liking what they see...or at least they're liking Trump more than they have in the past.  They're also looking askance at Sleepy Joe.  No surprise there.  Here we also see a generic ballot poll from a notably left-leaning pollster that has the Republicans ahead!  That's an outlier, at this stage, but it's worth mentioning that few MSM pollsters saw the GOP waves coming in 2010 and 2014.  If pollsters are getting close to seeing 2022 as a "draw", you can bet that the truth is that the good guys are surging ahead!


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/05/donald-trumps-favorability-rating-all-time-high-iowa-poll/

 

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/05/quinnipiac-poll-republicans-lead-democrats-in-generic-ballot-for-midterms-for-first-time-since-2014/ 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Could the "Yang Gang" Reelect Donald Trump?

 


Friends, Andrew Yang was quite the curiosity in the 2020 election cycle.  He loved "math" and prattled on about a universal basic income...and got crushed in the Democratic primaries.  Now, though, he's taking the bold step of leaving the Democratic Party and founding his own political movement, called the "Foward Party".  Spoiler alert: there isn't much danger that the next occupant of the White House will be a member of the Forward Party, BUT there is a real chance that the proliferation of credible, or even vaguely credible, third party candidates could help reelect Dear Leader Trump.  Trump turns off a lot of centrists and independents, as we all know, and that means he struggles to get close to 50% of the vote nationally.  In a divided field, though, 46% or 47% of the national vote (which he got in 2016 and 2020, respectively) would be quite sufficient to win the election, and to win handily in the electoral college.  That's how Boris Johnson and the Conservatives won an historic victory in December 2019.  Johnson was a polarizing figure too, but the leftists and the Europhiles were split between Labour and the Liberal Democrats.  Ergo, we saw a great big win for the good guys.  Could it happen here?  Stay tuned!


https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/575201-yang-says-he-has-left-democratic-party

 

In other news, SCOTUS is about to start a new term, and some of the cases could result in historic shifts in the constitutional landscape.  Brace yourselves!  There might be some mighty irate lefties out there...

 

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/supreme-court-term-abortion-guns-free-speech-jonathan-turley 


Good news!  SNL ratings are circling the drain.  Good!  I saw SNL's recent opening skit, and, while it did make fun of the Democrats, technically, it mainly berated Manchin and Sinema for daring to oppose all the marvelous spending that Joe Biden and progressives are proposing.  SNL, as this article states, just isn't funny anymore.  Woke ain't funny.


https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/saturdaynightlive-comedy-viewership/2021/10/04/id/1039109/

 

There's a controversy brewing about just how intrusive and aggressive leftist activists can get in pressuring the aforementioned Manchin and Sinema into voting for the Dems' cherished $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.  Joe Biden says that following a female Senator into the bathroom and haranguing her while she tinkles is all "part of the process".  That's a relief!  Thanks for explaining, Sleepy Joe.

 

https://thepostmillennial.com/watch-sen-sinema-accosted-by-activists-at-asu?utm_campaign=64487 


https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-biden-downplays-senators?utm_campaign=64487

 

Finally, since we're on the subject of women and their lady parts, take note: it's now politically incorrect to refer to "pregnant women".  That's because it makes all the pregnant men out there -- or should I say pregnant "men"? -- feel excluded.  Well, I have news for YOU, Washington Post: your idiocy offends half this country, but you certainly won't be pulling any punches to spare our feelings.  Bottom line: you have no moral authority to tell jounalists, or the rest of us, what we can and can't say.  Then again, anyone who tries to work for, or publish in, the WaPo probably deserves what they get.


https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2021/10/03/wapo-stop-saying-pregnant-women-n419944

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Purple Power

 


Friends, my latest article, published at American Greatness, is a reworked version of my earlier post about how Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema may be singlehandedly (or doublehandedly) saving America -- and destroying their own party (the Democrats).  In other words, they're awesome!!!  Check out what I have to say:


https://amgreatness.com/2021/10/01/chuck-and-nancys-game-of-chicken-with-manchin-and-sinema/

 

I also encourage you to reflect on the critical importance of independent voters to the outcome of our elections.  In 2020, Joe Biden won handily with independents, making it darn near impossible for Donald Trump to win reelection (although as we all know he came damn close, and had the votes been counted as they were in 2016 he would have won).  In 2022, there's every prospect that Republicans could win the independent vote, and they could win it by a large margin in swing districts and swing states.  History would suggest it's likely.  The miserable performance in office of the triumvirate of Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi suggests that a GOP stranglehold on independents is a near certainty!  Let's not count our chickens too early, though.  Let's earn the support of independents and undecideds as best we can.


https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/574958-biden-sees-support-from-independents-drop

 

Good ole Ron DeSantis is running for reelection as Governor of Florida -- and he's not tipping his hand about any plans for 2024.  Fair enough.  He's wise to keep his powder dry.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/media/ron-desantis-reelection-2024-president-florida-white-house-hannity