They can’t run a caucus … but they think they can run our lives.
February 06, 2020
ITEM #1: National Democrats have been on quite the disaster streak.
The Mueller investigation was a disaster for them. Their two-night presidential candidate debates were a disaster. The impeachment sham was a disaster. The roaring economy is a political disaster more than three years in the making.
Now, it’s happened again, the latest disaster being the epic failure of their Iowa presidential caucuses — which, instead of a clear winner, produced only confusion, anger and finger-pointing on Tuesday morning, with the party blaming major technical problems with the system responsible for reporting vote results.
Naturally, there’s a whole lot of fun to be had over the obvious, ideological takeaway from this: That a bunch of people who say we should trust them to manage our economy, our health care system, and pretty much every aspect of society … can’t even manage a single caucus night properly.
"Going to be interesting watching Sanders and Warren argue that while Democrats might screw up a voting app, the federal government would never botch a website millions of Americans depend on to get health care," John McCormack tweeted.
“We're sure Democrats would do much, much better if we trusted them to run the entire healthcare system for 325 million people,” quipped the editors of the Washington Examiner.
And Kevin Williamson, after asking how this debacle was even possible, answered his own question: “Because the intellectual titans who insist that they can (if only we give them sufficiently uncontested powers of official coercion) impose expert rational ‘scientific’ management on everything from health care to global energy markets in reality cannot organize a two-car parade in Toeterville. Our would-be managers and planners are, in fact, useless as teats on a boar hog.”
Of course, don’t count on the Democrats learning this obvious lesson in humility. No, they can’t run a caucus — but you can bet their arrogance in thinking they can effectively run every facet of our lives won’t be diminished one bit.
ITEM #2: OK, enough about failure. Let’s talk about success.
Not even 24 hours after the Democrats’ Iowa fiasco started to unfold before the public eye, President Trump began his State of the Union address. Talk about a contrast.
The President talked a lot about success on Tuesday night — and rightly so, given the long list of accomplishments his administration has racked up.
The theme of the speech was “The Great American Comeback,” and it’s a label that is especially applicable in the economic realm. As Roger Kimball wrote, in his review of the address for The Spectator:
“Donald Trump enacts policies that have given Americans the best economy in generations, with tax cuts, a booming stock market, record low unemployment, rising wages, especially at the lower end, where wages have risen some 16 percent since Trump took office. We really have seen a ‘blue-collar boom’, as he said tonight, and there is more to come. ‘I keep my promises,’ the president said, ‘We did our job.’"
And this barely scratches the surface of the President’s many achievements, which also include his deregulatory agenda, his steps toward American energy independence, and his success in restoring constitutional principles to the federal judiciary.
Apparently, it’s all too much for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bear.
As you’ve likely heard, Pelosi ripped up her copy of the President’s speech right after it concluded … and the New York Post’s Michael Goodwin then did a thorough job of ripping into her over her childish and disrespectful behavior. Addressing Pelosi, he writes:
“Coming immediately after he finished, and while he was still on the podium, you had to know the television cameras would catch you. No doubt that was your goal — to display your disgust to the nation and the world. Viva la resistance!
“Message received, and here’s back at you: You disgraced your office and all of Congress.
“If you had an ounce of decency and respect for something other than your own power, you would apologize. Better yet, take a hike and give your job to somebody who wants to help make America better, not tear it up.”
As Goodwin acknowledges, though, Pelosi’s frustration is understandable. It can’t be easy fighting tooth and nail to stop this President at every turn — only to see him run right over her as he continues to write the incredible, ongoing success story that has thus far defined his presidency.
And the President’s speech must have been especially difficult to take, coming in the immediate aftermath of Iowa’s reminder of the fecklessness and incompetence of the party Pelosi leads.
ITEM #3: This week brought some truly sad news, with conservative radio legend Rush Limbaugh announcing that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
Limbaugh is a one-of-a-kind — a unique talent who for more than three decades has blended insight, analysis, patriotism, humor, charm and passion on the airwaves, with a skill that’s simply unparalleled in the media world. And of course, there’s never been anyone better when it comes to calling out the national press for their bias, hubris and deceit.
The news about Limbaugh’s health is devastating. But it was absolutely wonderful to see President Trump award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.
It’s a richly deserved honor, and a fitting tribute to one of the giants of American conservatism — a man the President himself called “the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet.”
We’ll be keeping Rush in our prayers, and we hope you will, too.
ITEM #4: Writing about Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Ava Jordan shout-tweeted last week:
“SAD THAT MY FORMER BLACK SENATOR IS SUCH AN UNCLE TOM FOR TRUMP.”
This is the sort of crud black Republicans have to put up with all the time. Apparently their skin color is supposed to mean they aren’t allowed to think independently when it comes to politics.
But Sen. Scott had the perfect, tongue-in-cheek response:
“Just checked, still black.”
Well played, Senator.
ITEM #5: Jennifer Rubin is touted as the token “conservative” columnist for the Washington Post. She also suffers from a serious case of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome).
Referring to President Trump’s defense team after it wrapped up its case in the Senate impeachment trial last week, Rubin tweeted:
“can you imagine if [Jay] Sekulow and [Pat] Cipollone had to try a case in front of a real judge? Bhahaahhahahahaha”
Poor Jen. Her TDS and blind hatred for the President resulted in her looking like a complete fool … again. A simple, 30-second fact-check — which any credible reporter would have done — shows that …
“Jay Sekulow is widely regarded as one of the foremost free speech and religious liberties litigators in the United States, having argued 12 times before the U.S. Supreme Court in some of the most groundbreaking First Amendment cases of the past quarter century.”
And he won nine of them. Bhahaahhahahahaha!
ITEM #6: More lunacy out of California. A bill has been introduced to raise the age for those accused of committing violent crimes and be charged as adults to 21.
“The science says [those] between 18 and 24 have less than fully developed prefrontal cortexes,” said Brian Richart, president of the Chief Probation Officers of California. “Their decision-making is inhibited. They act impulsively and we know this, yet we treat them as if they are fully developed.”
In unrelated news, Massachusetts is mulling a bill to lower the voting age to 16.
Don’t these coastal liberals ever talk to each other?
INSANITY IN AMERICA: When you wish upon a star in New York, grab your wallet. Get this from RedState columnist Jeff Charles:
“New York State recently passed a law requiring citizens to obtain a permit if they wish to gaze at the stars in public parks. No, really. You read that right. In New York, you must pay for a license to look at the freaking stars.”
If you’re a state resident, the fee is $35. But if you’re a visitor, you get socked $60.
Government ruins everything.
“Everything that could've possibly gone wrong in Iowa on Monday did — a complete humiliation that cast a pall on the beginning of the Democratic presidential nominating process.” — Politico, 2/4/20
“Democrats are stewing in a caucus mess of their own creation with the sloppiest train wreck in history.” — Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale
“What are the odds that (the) most anticipated poll of the year is cancelled (and) voting system completely crashes (in Iowa) … and it has nothing to do with a Bernie blowout and a Biden crash?” — Sen. Lindsey Graham
“Make America Great Again wasn’t a slogan — it was a promise made and promise kept by @realdonaldtrump. Americans know it.” — Erin Perrine