Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Dreaming the Impossible Dream


Friends, this week's Newsmaker Show addresses the recently declared candidacy of Senator Tim Scott for the presidency.  Does he have a chance?  If so, is it one in a hundred or one in a thousand or one in a zillion?  Inquiring minds want to know!  Brian and I also talk over the politics of the debt ceiling negotiations, the increasingly high stakes battle over school choice and DEI, the question of "trans rights" versus parents' rights, the political viability of DJT, whether the U.S. and other Western countries are "complicit" in Chinese neo-colonialism, whether green energy can answer some (or all) of our energy needs, and the ongoing saga of E. Jean Carroll versus Donald Trump.


That's right: no time for "This Day in History" this week!  There's just too much breaking news to cover...




As you may have heard, an obscure governor by the name of Ronald Dion DeSantis has announced that he's running for president!  Who saw that coming?  Well, everyone, in point of fact, and probably DJT most of all.   DeSantis's launch was not without its technical glitches, apparently, but I personally find it interesting and telling that he did it via Twitter and with the active participation of Elon Musk, who's become something of an honorary conservative of late.  Can DeSantis take the heat of a presidential campaign, and can he survive barbs coming at him from Trump and the Dems and the media simultaneously?  We shall see.  I'll be watching, and I know you will too. 


  1. Dr. Waddy from Jack: Re: the broadcast:Week after week the same approach works but now I keep hitting a dead end , no matter what I try. This is why I loath computers and they know it. I know you are busy so I'll call the station and meanwhile I'll presumptuously wing it on the subjects. The Irish in me moves me to blat! Tim Scott: I'm immovably for Trump now; I do not gainsay your well taken cautions but I can't stand the way he's being treated.But from what I know so far about Scott I think he would be a fine running mate for Trump or DeSantis and the prospect of him as heir apparent toTrump within four years would strengthen the ticket. The left will of course disgrace itself beyond measure with its inevitable onslaught upon Scott of the especially vicious calumny it reserves only for black conservatives ( yeah, what's that reflexive accusation the left summarily levels when anyone makes such a choice, ehhh?!).Senator Scott is a gutsy hombre to bring an injustice like that on himself and to pay that personal price.That alone says much good about him: no rino he I think!

  2. Dr.Waddy from Jack: I wonder whether the question of can "green" energy meet all our needs is being asked more frequently and doubtfully (and since when is the sun or wind green?Once again the left takes over a term). Of course since the left bases all its convictions in the empirically unverifiable future it presumes our needs will somehow be less ( and by golly if they aren't they'll make SURE they are, for the unelect that is). They always have lauded campfires as founts of irrefutable wisdom.

  3. Dr.Waddy from Jack: I learned belatedly that thankfully almost Dear Leader Gore declared the inconvenient truth that some awful fate would befall the world in 2013 from perfidiously human generated catastrophic global warming. Goering once assured Hitler that if Berlin was bombed "you may call me Meyer, mein Fuhrer". Ever notice how much bloated Gore resembles Herr Meyer? Yeah that's a cheap shot but so what. The left does it with sanctimonious abandon and regularity. Why, since we oppose them, they think we deserve it.

  4. Hmm. Could you describe the problem you're having in listening to the broadcasts? Is the link loading a page of any sort? If so, of what sort?

    I agree: Tim Scott would be a fine running mate, but that's something of a backhanded compliment, historically. Calling him a suitable "heir apparent" for someone like Trump or DeSantis is a much more serious and weighty compliment. I'm honestly not sure who I would regard as worthy of that appellation. Then again, I'm not sure who I will support in 2024, either. My mind is open.

    You think Al Gore looks like Goering? Hmm. That seems Goering. Personally, I don't think Gore could pull off a Marshal's baton, either.

  5. Dr. Waddy from Jack: I'm surprised Rush never picked up on the alliterative nature of the two names. But in monumental arrogance and ultimate fecklessness, let alone physical stature, the two are of a kind. Why Gore, by endorsing Clintonian assault on lawful gun owners, managed to PO is own state, which might otherwise have delivered the US to his unthinkable Presidency.

  6. Dr.Waddy from Jack: The broadcast: eg.last week it led me to a no exit from the 2/22 show. Aaah but its ok. I only told you about it so you would know why if I ignorantly proposed any view already aired on the show. It'll get resolved, well I wot!

  7. True, Jack -- we owe Tennessee a massive debt for turning its back on its "favorite son". Not so favored, was he?

    If you continue to have problems accessing the broadcasts, bring your laptop or tablet along the next time we meet, and I'll try to troubleshoot it for you.

  8. Dr.Waddy from Jack: Much obliged.Hate to miss them.