Democrats hit a new low in their attacks on President Trump
November 21, 2019
ITEM #1: None dare call it a “quid pro quo” … now that the focus group results are in. From The Wall Street Journal:
“Democrats have given up calling it a ‘quid pro quo,’ which must not have played well in polling. Instead they are using ‘extortion’ and ‘bribery’ to suggest a crime without citing any specific statute.
“The Justice Department has already dismissed the bribery claim because there was no ‘thing of value’ exchanged. And the extortion charge is absurd regarding U.S. aid to a foreign government.
“Appropriate requests to foreign leaders include reducing corruption, which was one of Mr. Zelensky’s campaign planks. Joe Biden and Hunter Biden don’t have immunity from such a probe simply because Joe Biden is running for office against Mr. Trump.”
No, they have immunity because Adam Schiff is running this raw-partisan, star-chamber impeachment circus.
Needless to say, it is absolutely detestable for Democrats to be accusing President Trump of “extortion” and “bribery” because the terms tested well in a focus group. It’s hard to imagine any more damning evidence of how brazenly they've politicized the impeachment process.
At least now, every time Americans hear those words instead of "quid pro quo," they'll all know why. Apparently swing voters weren’t moved by "quid pro quo."
ITEM #2: Here we go again.
No matter how many times our taxes are raised to boost funding for education (and no matter how many times the new revenue fails to improve student achievement), one thing is certain: Teacher union bosses will always demand more.
From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
“The Clark County teachers union is increasing member dues to fund a multi-million dollar campaign that would ask voters to approve a tax increase to provide at least $1 billion more annually for public education in Nevada.
“The campaign aims to create two companion initiative petitions to raise taxes, although the Clark County Education Association has not yet settled on which taxes it would seek to increase.”
So more money will now come out of teachers’ paychecks (paid for by taxpayers) to fund an initiative that, if successful, would take more money away from those same taxpayers. All to throw more dough at a failing public school system that has proven time and again it can’t be fixed with more money.
By the way, one has to wonder about the Governor’s role in all this. Having campaigned as an opponent of tax increases, is he now in on a bargain that would allow him to have it both ways? Continue to oppose tax hikes publicly, while supporting a ballot initiative behind the scenes that will raise taxes but shift responsibility away from him and to the voters?
If his professed anti-tax stance is sincere, then the Governor (who received an endorsement and strong support from the head Clark County union boss in both his primary and general election campaigns last year) should be openly and aggressively fighting the union on this. We’ll see.
ITEM #3: The Las Vegas City Council recently voted to approve an ordinance banning people from “camping” on public sidewalks and private property in order to protect the health and safety of the public.
It’s a common-sense measure that can only be enforced if space isn’t available in local homeless shelters.
The ordinance is a necessary and appropriate effort to keep Las Vegas from suffering the massive “skid row” problems other major cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami are suffering.
The City of Reno, which thus far has shied away from implementing similar measures, should follow Las Vegas’ lead.
ITEM #4: When you’ve lost Obama …
During remarks to a bunch of Democrat donors last Friday, the former president warned the current crop of POTUS-wannabes not to veer too far to the left.
“There are a lot of persuadable voters and there are a lot of Democrats out there who just want to see things make sense,” the architect of ObamaCare said. “They just don’t want to see crazy stuff.”
Too late. The current Dem field has brought the crazy like never before, including…
- The Green New Deal
- Open Borders and Amnesty
- Eliminating ICE
- Free Health Care for Illegals
- Voting Rights for Illegals
- Voting Rights for Felons
- Free College Tuition
- Free Universal Child Care
- Door-to-Door Gun Confiscation
- Slavery Reparations
- Transgendered Competitors in Women’s Sports
The only good thing about this is that a new “silent majority” in America has been awakened and is likely to rise up and reject all this nonsense.
ITEM #5: In yet another nod to the Snowflake Generation, the University of Virginia this year did away with the traditional 21-gun salute honoring military veterans on Veterans Day “because they did not want to cause any trauma to students who might hear the gunshots.”
Let’s pray we never have to send these kids back to the beaches of Normandy.
Fortunately, sane heads prevailed, and UVA will be reinstating the 21-gun salute at next year’s Veterans Day ceremonies.
ITEM #6: Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently tweeted:
“There are basically 5 ways to accumulate a billion dollars in America: 1) Profiting from a monopoly; 2) Insider-trading; 3) Political payoffs; 4) Fraud; 5) Inheritance.”
Which prompted Scott Ruesterholz to ask: “So which of the 5 did Oprah do?” Nice.
Left off the list, as noted by Jim Hanson: “Skill and effort.”
INSANITY IN AMERICA: Sadly, Disney has now gone full-on PC. Get this from Breitbart on the company’s debut of its new streaming service:
“The new Disney+ streaming service has added social justice trigger warnings to some of its classic movie titles, telling subscribers that beloved Disney movies including Dumbo, Swiss Family Robinson, Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier, and the original Lady and the Tramp may contain ‘outdated cultural depictions.’
“The generic trigger warnings appear in the plot synopses that users see on the Disney+ interface before clicking to play a title. … The warnings appear to focus on titles that depict indigenous people, African Americans, Asians, and other minorities in ways that some now regard as stereotypical.”
"We have ended the war on American Workers, we have stopped the assault on American Industry, and we have launched an economic boom the likes of which we have never seen before!" – President Donald Trump
“I'd like to impeach the bastard right now.” – Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV)
“A lot of people are pushing hard for me to run again.” – Hillary Clinton
“Out of the 100 United States Senators, I was the very first one to stand with @realDonaldTrump and I will keep fighting for him and his agenda.” – Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who is running to reclaim his old seat
“Nobody enjoys getting fired. And getting fired by Donald Trump can be particularly unpleasant. But as involuntary separations go, an Obama ambassador (Marie Yovanovitch) being reassigned to another job within the Trump State Department while picking up a Georgetown fellowship is not the hardest of landings.” – Wall Street Journal columnist James Freeman
“To put the political consequences of the Trump presidency into perspective, since Trump was elected, Rs have lost 329 seats in state legislatures. At the same point in the Obama presidency, Ds lost 768 seats. MSM is exaggerating election 2019. A little perspective is needed.” – Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
“Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Monday unveiled his $62 billion plan to revamp the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), promising to end the exclusion on what the presidential hopeful describes as ‘medically necessary gender-affirmation surgeries’ and emphasizing the need to provide ‘abortion care.’” – Breitbart News