Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) seized upon the Donald Trump generated controversy concerning flag burning to voice patriotic support for protecting Old Glory.
There has been some talk that the Reagan Democrat might choose to caucus with the Republican Senate Majority in the 115th Congress. This seems dubious, as there were similar rumors that Manchin might vote with his feet after winning the Special Election in 2010 to replace the deceased Democrat mainstay Robert Byrd (D-WV). But those prospects never panned out and Manchin ran for a full term as a Democrat in 2012.
It should be noted that Senator Manchin will be up for re-election in the next cycle and he is vulnerable because Trump won the Mountaineer State by 40 points in the general election.
Moreover, Manchin has been tarnished with a reputation of nepotism with the Epipen controversy.
Manchin's talking tough on the burning of the American flag shows that the campaign for 2018 has already begun.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
In the midst of the liberal post election meltdown, progressives are pushing the idea that unless America accepts all undocumented aliens then they are racists as they suppose is President Elect Trump.
Conservatives are pushing back on this smug conceit. On Tucker Carlson Tonight, a youthful anti-Donald Trump protester had to grapple with the question about America having a wide open door for anyone to come in.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Recently, at a concert, Kanye West made a politically incorrect proclamation.
Perhaps this was due to a Late Registration (2005).
Or maybe it was something in the air around Kanye, like at the 2015 VMA Awards.
It might even have been possible that Kayne had 20/20 (sic) foresight.
One hopes that the court of public opinion will adopt the same fair evaluation standards for Senator Jeff Sessions as President Elect Trump's Attorney General that he took on the Senate Judiciary Committee to vetting nominees.
However, it is to be expected that the mainstream media will perpetuate the meme that Trump is stuffing his White House with racists and will seize upon anything to advance that impression.
Former UKIP party leader Nigel Farage, who championed the British withdrawal from the European Union, saw many parallels between Brexit and President-Elect Donald Trump's win in Election 2016 as they are the rise of the "little people".
Both renegade political leaders looked happy when they met at Trump Tower after Mr. Trump's unexpected victory.
President Elect Donald Trump has named Lt. General Michael Flynn (ret.) as his National Security Advisor. During the Obama Administration, Flynn had served as the Director of National Intelligence but retired a year early, because of clashes over managerial style and vision for the DIA. Flynn was outspoken about the need to combat the threat of Islamic terrorism.
Since the National Security Advisor need not have Senate confirmation, Flynn will not have impediments to share his thoughts with the President after the inauguration.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
It's too bad that the Paris Climate Change Accords was not a treaty that the United States Senate ratified, because withdrawing would be difficult.
However, President Barack Obama never submitted it so it was only an Executive Agreement, which can easily be undone in the forthcoming Administration of President Elect Donald Trump.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) is the head of the House Progressive Caucus and is being seriously considered to lead the Democrat National Committee.
It does not seem that he has learned anything from the 2016 Elections. Jake Tapper may have some keen insight on infighting amongst Democrats as they re-coop from their losses in the general election.
During Election 2016, progressives championed the mantra "Love Trumps Hate" to make a play on words with their bete noir presidential opponent and to taut liberal tolerance. Democrat Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (D-NY) warned with grave tones that her Republican challenger was unwilling to make a pre-voting declaration that he would accept the results from the ballot box and that such attitudes threatened the American tradition of a peaceful transition of power.
Yet after the election of President Elect Donald Trump, mobs of progressives took to the streets to protest the election. There is quite a bit of evidence that these demonstrations have been coordinated and that George Soros funded organizations are employing a rent-a-mob.
One of the famed leftist chants is "This is what Democracy looks like." If they mean mob rule then yes.
But the United States of America is a democratically elected Constitutional Republic.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Hollywood comedic actor Bob Hope was renowned for making 57 tours to entertain military troops for the USO over 60 years, including 79 shows in the Southwest Pacific in 1944. Writer John Steinbeck, who then served as a war correspondent, wrote of Hope:
When the time for recognition of service to the nation in wartime comes to be considered, Bob Hope should be high on the list. This man drives himself and is driven. It is impossible to see how he can do so much, can cover so much ground, can work so hard, and can be so effective. He works month after month at a pace that would kill most people.
By an act of Congress, Hope was named an honorary veteran in 1997. Hope's humble response to this honor was: "I've been given many awards in my lifetime — but to be numbered among the men and women I admire most — is the greatest honor I have ever received."
Thanks for the memories and entertaining those who serve to preserve our freedom.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
The evening after the results became clear that President-Elect Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election, thousands of youthful progressive protested in at least seven major cities to taunt Trump.
Protesters did not seem capable to articulate good reasons why they took to the streets. Many reveled in ribaldry or nebulous socialistic slogans.
While normally talkative New York youths seemed camera shy towards Fox News Channel because "your guy won", the demonstrators were not benignly inclined towards CNN as they shouted obscenities about the press.
In analyzing the agitations on the Kelly File, Jonathan Turley and the epoynmous hostess of the show lamented the manifestations of the "Cupcake Nation".
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Democrat Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (D-NY) took ten hours to give her concession to President Elect Donald Trump.
In her delayed remarks, Mrs. Clinton offered gracious words to her opponent and urged that Mr. Trump be given a chance to lead while upholding continued participation in constitutional democracy.
Alas, progressive protesters in seven cities, including New York, Chicago and Philadelphia have taken to the streets in unauthorized protests to the election.