Among other things, what the dust-up over President Trump’s non-appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner has revealed is that presidents of the United States are used as the main attraction to fund a scholarship program that, in turn, funds young liberal journalists, the particular irony being that Republican Presidents have been essentially used to perpetuate the liberal media bias that they and their supporters so frequently complain of.
Chic Trump hatred and sick talks of coups — or worse — hinge on economic growth. If Trump’s agenda hits 3 percent GDP growth or above by 2018, then his critics — progressive shock troops, Democratic grandees, mainstream media, Never Trump Republicans — will either shift strategies or face prolonged irrelevance. But for now, ending Trump one way or another is apparently the tortured pathway his critics are taking to exit their self-created labyrinth of irrelevance.
Republicans can only hope that this "comic" culture spreads among Democrats. It guarantees that they become more and more the party of a smug coastal elite, too busy laughing at its own jokes and crying at its own imaginary traumas, to notice its estrangement from much of the country. Al Franken once said that Chevy Chase is no longer “in on the joke that he is a joke.” The same could be said for a party so terrorized by Trump that it turns to humorless comics for leadership.
The left glorifies anarchy in the language of the “living constitution” and other noble-sounding rhetoric, but it all amounts to the rejection of the rule of law in favor of the rule of men, who feel free to disobey every decree, save their own. In the subversive tweets and mixed-messages to the rioters, in the cheerleading for defiant judges and bureaucrats, in the award-show antics, even in its childish delight in cheap SNL parodies, the ruling class is rekindling its lawless youth.
Maybe “liberals” today will rediscover their roots and reignite a deep suspicion of a large, all-powerful government. Perhaps by reading “1984” they will discover that any government so big that it can give you everything is so big that it will take everything away from you. Somebody should make up some hats that say: “Make Liberals Great Again.”
For all of his endless rhetoric about “autonomy” and “respect for differences,” Francis is the most autocratic and purge-happy pope in many decades. He is the quintessential “tolerant” liberal who rose to power by disobedience (as archbishop of Buenos Aires, he disregarded Vatican directives) then retains power by demanding absolute obedience from others.
The Women’s March is not a Gathering for Justice but a Gathering for Injustice as the state in its bloated and centralized form actually threatens the real rights of American citizens—our right to our own property, our right to defend ourselves, our right to protect our nation from foreign invasion and influence, our right to choose our own doctors and healthcare, and our right to life.
The poll found that in 2016, 36 percent of Americans said they are conservative, compared with 25 percent who identified as liberal (up from 17 percent in the 1990s); and 34 percent who identified as moderate (down from 43 percent in the early 1990s). Gallup concludes that with most Republicans already identifying as conservative and more Democrats identifying as liberal, the parties are moving further apart ideologically.
As Trump repeatedly did and said things that would have ended anyone else's political career, he won rather than lost admiration. Why? Because by example, not just by precept, he rejected, day in and day out, every convention and custom demanded by an overbearing, supercilious and detested cultural elite. He became the champion of the common man because he made himself the enemy of their enemy.
Democrats are, indeed, the old fogeys of politics, honed in the crucible of 1968 and seemingly stuck there for the last 48 years, never revising a single thought, not even now that Tom Hayden is dead, except for the short period when Newt Gingrich put an economic gun to Bill Clinton's head and things got better for a while.
Reason for the panic -- the dawning realization, repressed and often unrecognized though it may be, that Donald Trump may even a be a good president, possibly a great one. Then what? If anything could cause panic among liberals, progressives, and the media (apologies for the redundancy), that's it.
Many in the liberal intelligentsia penned morose letters to the future about what a Trump victory might mean and a few, such as National Public Radio personality Garrison Keillor, delivered vitriolic attacks on their fellow Americans for electing Trump. However, a few, such as Michael Wolff and Glenn Greenwald, seem to get the meaning of the Trump movement and victory.
There are no “homegrown” attacks because the ideology is alien. There are no “lone wolves” because the wolves are part of a huge pack — a fundamentalist Islamic anti-Western movement that has millions of adherents, some percentage of which will always be willing to take up arms and kill for the cause.
The PolitiFact political agenda jumps off the page. On the Republican side, Sen. Ted Cruz lands on the "False" side 65 percent of the time, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich 57 percent of the time and former Sen. Rick Santorum 55 percent of the time. For Democrats, President Obama is ruled false 25 percent of the time, and Sen. Bernie Sanders is false only 30 percent of the time. This is the guy who routinely says, "the business model of Wall Street is fraud."
The lame duck has plans to be a powerful player after he leaves office. He is not done with us -- not by a long shot.
The left is opposed to the people & instead prefers left-wing Dems to the citizenry in our democratic form of gov't. When a jury of peers doesn't see things the way the left sees things, the system has failed, the people are stupid, and the result is an injustice.
Charles Krauthammer slammed the recently uncovered video of OCare architect Jonathan Gruber saying the “stupidity of the American voter” required them to deceive the public about what was in the Obamacare, saying the comment represented the “true voice of liberal arrogance.”
Conservatives are once again giving liberals a run for their money on the social network Twitter, and it's making for some rollicking pre-election day comedy.
The left has developed a new form of terrorism and Rush Limbaugh is the terrorists first target.
Lois Lerner wasn't the only government official unlawfully trying to upend through backdoor channels the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.