13 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-18-20

  1. The latest hoax from Democrats and their union buddies. It’s just a Russia, Russia, Russia Redux.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/08/desperate-democrats-go-all-in-on-anti-trump-post-office-hoax/

    “Desperate Democrats Go All-In On Anti-Trump Post Office Hoax

    “Trump messing with the Postal Service is more impeachable than the Ukraine thing.”

    “On Saturday, I wrote about the Hollyweird Post Office freak out about the USPS replacing some mailboxes in Oregon. The conspiracy theory apparently goes that President Trump is trying to “steal” the election by removing—and then replacing—mailboxes in Oregon. Or something.

    Democrats, including presumed Democrat nominee for president Joe Biden, jumped on this bizarro bandwagon with both feet.

    This despite the fact that the USPS is always replacing, moving, and eliminating mailboxes across the country.”

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    “On a more serious note, Democrats are doing what they always do: attempting to undermine and villainize President Trump in the hope of defeating him, by any means necessary, in November.

    To that end, they are spinning a lot of things, including false Hollyweird conspiracy theories, to get their small, clueless but vocal base ginned up. They have to do this because, oddly, their own voters don’t appear to be very enthusiastic about the Democrats’ presumptive nominee.

    Nancy Pelosi has been holding up Wuhan Coronavirus relief, in part, to get more money for the USPS for universal mail-in voting, a goal Democrats have long held and look close to achieving. One of the tactics they are using is a tried and true Democrat approach to government funding: they are calling a lack of increase in a given budget—this time the USPS budget—”defunding.”

    Not giving more money to something is always “defunding” to Democrats, and in this case, the USPS is already funded for this year, so it’s particularly insulting to their base in that Democrats assume, apparently correctly, that their base is too stupid to understand basic economics, budgets, and how government actually works.

    From Red State:

    The latest hoax being pushed is that President Donald Trump is now somehow trying to sabotage the US Postal Service because he’s trying to steal the election.

    Now in classic projection, what’s actually happening here is that the Democrats have been holding up virus relief for Americans trying to get more money for the USPS and universal mail-in voting, a nightmare in the making for the security of the election and guaranteeing that people’s vote will be counted.

    But the “spin” on that is that Trump wants to “defund” the post office to prevent votes from getting to the election board. This is nonsense as they already obviously have their funding for the year already, it isn’t even logical. But that isn’t preventing Democrats from falling for this and resulting in some truly nutty tweets from evidence of the “conspiracy.”

    Democrats are taking the anti-Trump hysteria they’ve nurtured in their base and this lie about “defunding” the Post Office and they are wrapping it up in shiny shiny paper with a pretty pretty ribbon and claiming that President Trump is “defunding” the USPS in an effort to “steal” the election. It’s beyond ludicrous.

    Pelosi and Chuck Schumer know it’s ludicrous, yet they have to pander to their TDS-addled base.”

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  2. How TDS addled?

    Late stage……

    They’re brains are so shot that they can’t figure out the box opening is just on the other side of the mailbox.

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    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/08/trump-and-the-post-office-fake-news-on-stilts.php

    “TRUMP AND THE POST OFFICE, FAKE NEWS ON STILTS
    Glancing casually at the Washington Post these days one gets the impression that it is America’s post offices, not police stations in cities like Portland and Minneapolis, that are being attacked and burned down, and that it is President Trump’s team, not BLM and Antifa gangs, that is doing the attacking and burning.

    “Trump’s assault on the U.S. Postal Service gives Democrats a new campaign message,” blared a Washington Post headline, wishfully. The media needs to sustain “red alert coverage” of Trump’s efforts to cripple the Postal Service, implored Margaret Sullivan, the Post’s hack, hyper-partisan media critic. No doubt, the media will.

    But, as Byron York patiently shows, the story is fake news. The pretext for the story is a dispute over the Health and Economic Recover Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or HEROES Act, passed by the Democratic House but not the Republican Senate. Byron explains:

    The House HEROES Act would give $25 billion to the Postal Service in what is essentially a bailout. The bill mentions nothing about helping the Postal Service handle the upcoming election or any other election.

    Indeed, the only stipulation at all placed on the $25 billion is that the Postal Service, “during the coronavirus emergency, shall prioritize the purchase of, and make available to all Postal Service employees and facilities, personal protective equipment, including gloves, masks, and sanitizers, and shall conduct additional cleaning and sanitizing of Postal Service facilities and delivery vehicles.” If the House Democrats who wrote and passed the bill intended the money to be spent specifically for elections, they did not say so in the text of the legislation.

    Nor does the Postal Service need the $25 billion to handle mail during this year’s election.

    The idea that the Postal Service will not be able to handle the volume of mail in the election, or not be able to handle it within normal Postal Service time guidelines, does not make much sense. According to its most recent annual report, last year, in fiscal year 2019, the Postal Service handled 142.5 billion pieces of mail. “On a typical day, our 633,000 employees physically process and deliver 471 million mailpieces to nearly 160 million delivery points,” the report says. This year, that number is higher, given the Postal Service’s delivery of census forms and stimulus checks. Those alone added about 450 million additional pieces of mail.

    In 2016, about 136 million Americans voted in the presidential election. The number will probably be a bit higher this year. If officials sent ballots to every single American registered to vote, about 158 million people, and then 140 million people returned ballots, the roughly 298 million pieces of mail handled over the course of several weeks would be well within the Postal Service’s ability to handle. Of course, officials will not send a ballot to every American registered to vote, and not every voter will vote by mail. Whatever the final number is, the ballots that are cast by mail will not cripple a system that delivers 471 million pieces of mail every day.

    It’s true that voting by mail hasn’t worked in some jurisdictions. But this has nothing to do with the Postal Service:

    There are, of course, compelling examples of election dysfunction, most notably the mess New York made of some of its congressional primaries this summer. But rather than representing a Postal Service problem, that was because some states are unprepared for a dramatic increase of voting by mail.

    The states have to prepare the ballots, address them, and process and count them when the Postal Service delivers them. That is the focus of the entirely legitimate fears of a possible vote-counting disaster this year. But it’s not the Postal Service.”

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  3. More from York….

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/a-reality-based-look-at-trump-and-the-post-office

    “$25 billion for what?

    Some news reports have left the impression that the Postal Service will not be able to handle mail-in ballots without an immediate infusion of money from Congress. That is not the case.

    The Postal Service is not funded by a regular appropriation. It is, instead, an “independent agency” and is expected to support itself, beyond a yearly appropriation of about $55 million to cover the costs of mail for the blind and overseas balloting in elections.

    The Postal Service has lost money for a very long time. In fiscal year 2019, it had operating revenues of $71.1 billion and operating expenses of $79.9 billion, leaving it with a deficit of $8.8 billion. At the moment, Postal Service officials have told Congress, it has about $14 billion in cash on hand, putting it on the road to fiscal insolvency (without further aid) in late 2021.

    In the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, the $2 trillion relief measure passed in March, Congress gave the Postal Service a $10 billion borrowing authority. After the bill became law, there were negotiations between the Postal Service and the Treasury Department on the terms of the borrowing; a deal was announced in July. The ability to borrow $10 billion, the postmaster general said, would “delay the approaching liquidity crisis.”

    That was all the aid for the Postal Service in the CARES Act. Completely separately, the bill also gave $400 million to something called the Election Assistance Commission for distribution to states to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally, for the 2020 federal election cycle.”

    The next mega-relief package, a $3 trillion bill known as the Health and Economic Recover Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or HEROES Act, was passed by the House in May by a vote of 208 to 199. The winning total of 208 votes was comprised of 207 Democrats and one Republican. Fourteen Democrats and one independent voted against the measure. The bill has so far gone nowhere in the Republican-controlled Senate.

    The House HEROES Act would give $25 billion to the Postal Service in what is essentially a bailout. The bill mentions nothing about helping the Postal Service handle the upcoming election or any other election. Indeed, the only stipulation at all placed on the $25 billion is that the Postal Service, “during the coronavirus emergency, shall prioritize the purchase of, and make available to all Postal Service employees and facilities, personal protective equipment, including gloves, masks, and sanitizers, and shall conduct additional cleaning and sanitizing of Postal Service facilities and delivery vehicles.” If the House Democrats who wrote and passed the bill intended the money to be spent specifically for elections, they did not say so in the text of the legislation.

    Separate from the Postal Service provisions, the bill would give $3.6 billion to the Election Assistance Commission for distribution to states “for contingency planning, preparation, and resilience of elections for federal office.” There has been some confusion about that; some discussion of the current controversy has left the impression that Democrats want $3.6 billion for the Postal Service for the election. In fact, the $3.6 billion would be for the states’ election use. In neither the CARES Act, which is now law, nor the HEROES Act, which has been passed by the House but not the Senate, is there any money given to the Postal Service specifically for the election. In any event, the Postal Service has the capacity to handle the election and does not need any additional money specifically to do the job.”

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  4. But to rig an election, you need an inside man…. or three hundred thousand…..

    Nice mail in ballot you got there. Be a shame if something were to happen to it and it never makes it back to the elections office on time…….

    This is why these federal workers should not be unionized. They shouldn’t be endorsing anyone.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/postal-workers-union-endorses-biden-warns-survival-usps-stake-n1236768

    “Postal carriers union endorses Biden, warns that ‘survival’ of USPS is at stake

    The endorsement comes after the president’s resistance to Postal Service funding, amid his fight against expanded mail-in voting.”

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    Well at least it got Dems off their butts…..

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/pelosi-ends-house-recess-calls-congress-back-into-session-over-usps-panic

    “Pelosi Ends House Recess, Calls Congress Back Into Session Over USPS Panic”

    “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) abruptly ended the House of Representatives’ summer recess Monday, calling Members back into session, even as the Democratic National Convention kicks off, to hold hearings over whether the Trump administration is deliberately handicapping the United States Postal Service in order to undermine mail-in voting.

    Pelosi wants to hold hearings, she told Members in a statement issued Monday morning, on whether the Postmaster General is executing a planned USPS overhaul in order to impact the outcome of the 2020 presidential election by delaying — or even temporarily suspending — mail delivery.

    The Democratic speaker, who is due to attend the DNC this week, at least virtually, told her colleagues to return to DC in order to address President Donald Trump’s “campaign to sabotage the election.”

    “Alarmingly, the Postmaster General — a Trump mega-donor — has acted as an accomplice in the president’s campaign to cheat in the election, as he launches sweeping new operational changes that degrade delivery standards and delay the mail,” Pelosi wailed in her statement.

    “The Postal Service itself has warned that voters — even if they send in their ballots by state deadlines — may be disenfranchised in 46 states and in Washington, D.C., by continued delays,” she continued. “This constitutes a grave threat to the integrity of the election and to our very democracy.””

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    The postal service is lying so they get bailed out yet again. Dems are lying because it’s all they do.

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  5. How to rig an election…..

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/08/17/election_roulette_how_to_rig_an_outcome_143972.html

    “So if the major media and the Democrats are so certain that Trump is going to lose, what do they know that you don’t? It can’t just be the polls because, as everyone knows, the polls showed candidate Trump losing badly to Hillary Clinton consistently during the 2016 campaign. Whether it’s because of bias in the polls themselves or simply because of “shy” Trump voters rejecting participation in them or actively lying to confound the results, something causes Trump to underperform in these surveys.

    I’m betting that Democrats are banking on two election provisions — one long-term and one specific to 2020 — that will skew the results toward Biden. The long-term change in voting habits that could benefit Democrats is early voting. Let’s face it: Donald Trump is counting on winning the side-by-side comparison with Joe Biden. There will not be any better opportunity to highlight differences between the candidates than the three presidential debates, yet at least 16 states will allow early voting before the first debate, on Sept. 29, takes place. That means millions of votes could be locked in five weeks before Election Day, and before Joe “Big Gaffe” Biden gets to lose his train of thought, repeatedly, on a national stage.

    Whether you agree with President Trump that the resulting election will be “rigged” or not, you still have to question whether there is something fundamentally wrong with encouraging people to vote before they have a chance to hear from the candidates — or from the Fourth Estate, if the press would ever do its job and fairly vet the candidates on both sides of the aisle.

    Maybe Joe Biden won’t implode in the debates, maybe it will be President Trump who gets confused and starts to call God “the thing” the way Biden did back in March. But whoever starts to act like he has lost his crackers, the voters ought to be able to know it before they send in their ballots.

    Of course, Democrats and their media allies have been encouraging early voting for decades, presumably on the assumption that uninformed voters will likely be safe votes for Democrats. But this year it’s more important than ever because if voters wait till Nov. 3 to cast their ballot, they will have had way too many chances to figure out that Biden is running on empty.

    However, just in case even those early voters are informed enough to know that Biden wants to fundamentally transform America into a great big version of anarchist Portland or violent Chicago, the Democrats have an insurance policy.

    This is where things get interesting. All-mail voting goes hand-in-hand with early voting since the ballots go out early and can be sent back early, thus contributing to the problem of voting prior to campaigning. But there is a more nefarious component to universal mail-in ballots, which President Trump has vigorously condemned.

    Unlike absentee ballots or early voting, which require active participation by the voter, universal mail-in voting means that every registered voter will be sent a ballot whether they want one or not — heck, even whether they are alive or not.

    Democrats argue that nothing can go wrong, but these are the same people who want to give illegal immigrants free health care and consider people throwing Molotov cocktails into federal courthouses “peaceful protesters.”

    Fact of the matter is that cheating on mail ballots is child’s play. Here, off the top of my head, are four ways to monkey with the vote:

    1) A hard-core Democrat union-rep mailman is collecting mail from households in a neighborhood that skews Republican. He dutifully collects the ballots left for him, but then dumps them in the trash or (smarter) burns them in his fire pit later that night. 
What is the protection against this happening? Or any of the remaining scenarios below?

    2) A hard-core Democrat nurse’s aide making 10 bucks an hour decides to monkey-wrench the system that she thinks is exploiting her. When she collects the ballots from 120 residents in the nursing home where she works, she volunteers to drop them at the post office “to make sure they are secure,” but then heads home and buries them in the backyard.


    3) A pizza delivery guy enters an apartment building with a large pepperoni and leaves with a carton of blank ballots that were left in the lobby for pickup by the residents. The pizza guy happens to be a member of antifa and he has no problem filling out all the ballots against President Trump and the Republicans. Even if the fraud is discovered, it is highly unlikely that all the ballots will be disqualified.

    4) A Democratic campaign aide who is working to “get out the vote” in a neighborhood with a high proportion of older people knocks on doors and offers to help voters mark their ballots. Not a citizen? No problem. That’s been waived. Not sure who to vote for? How about that nice Democrat! And if you do happen to vote Republican, no problem — I will deliver it for you … right to the Dumpster!


    You can think of more on your own. It’s not that hard. But perhaps even more worrisome is the possibility that votes will not be counted on election night. Some states are allowing ballots to come in by mail for days after the official election. In some cases, the ballots need to be postmarked by Election Day, but in other cases the ballots will be sent out with prepaid postage, meaning there will be no postmark and no way to know if the ballots were mailed before or after the deadline.”

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  6. Let the cries of “Uncle Tom!” begin!

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    There’s no reason to stay on the plantation any more. There’s an alternative.

    Yes, even in this Covid disrupted economy. 🙂

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/04/black-and-hispanic-unemployment-is-at-a-record-low.html

    “The jobless rate for Hispanics hit a record low of 3.9% in September, while African Americans maintained its lowest rate ever, 5.5%.

    The unemployment rate for Asian Americans was 2.5% in September. The jobless rate for adult women came in at 3.1%. ”

    “There have never been more Black and Hispanic Americans in the workforce, Friday’s Labor Department job report showed.

    The jobless rate for Hispanics hit a record low of 3.9% in September, while African Americans maintained its lowest rate ever, 5.5%.

    The Hispanic women unemployment rate was 3.8% in September and the Black adult women jobless rate was 4.6%.

    “The best numbers that we’ve ever had: African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Women, everything. We have the best numbers that we’ve had in many, many, many decades, ” President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday.”

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  7. These groups are racist, and they and abortion groups target minorities.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/national-organization-for-women-president-toni-van-pelt-steps-down-after-racism-allegations?source=articles&via=rss

    “NOW President Steps Down After Racism Allegations

    Amid an internal debate over allegations of racism at the organization, President Toni Van Pelt cited a “very painful health issue” as her reason for stepping down.”

    “Citing health concerns, the president of the National Organization for Women stepped down Sunday, amid a flurry of allegations of racism at the nation’s oldest and largest feminist organization.

    In an email to the NOW board, state presidents, and staff on Sunday night, President Toni Van Pelt announced she would be stepping down with two weeks’ notice effective Aug. 28. Vice President Christian Nunes will take her place, and the board will begin the process of appointing a new vice president.

    In her email, Van Pelt said she had been struggling with a “very painful health issue” over the last year and that her doctor had “implored me for months to stop working.”

    “I have been ignoring my doctor’s advice and my health for too long, so I have made the very hard decision to retire and step down as President of NOW,” she wrote.

    Van Pelt’s resignation comes on the heels of an internal investigation into allegations of racism and a toxic work environment at the storied feminist group. Ten minutes after Van Pelt’s resignation email, the same group of NOW leaders received an email saying the internal investigation had uncovered “governance issues and evidence of a toxic work environment.” Allegations of racial discrimination and retaliation, the email said, were not substantiated.

    “NOW is committed to addressing these issues and to working together to move forward and to fight for the equality of all women,” the email said.”

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    Yeah! Well, except the ones our friends at PP and the like abort everyday…. Not them.

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  8. “ABOUT KEVIN CLINESMITH”

    And yes Virginia, Adam Schiff is a corrupt clown.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/08/about-kevin-clinesmith-2.php

    “So far we have said nothing about Kevin Clinesmith’s guilty plea, which illustrates the fact that these days, the news is impossible to keep up with. Clinesmith, as you probably remember, was an FBI lawyer, an assistant general counsel assigned to the Bureau’s National Security and Cyber Law branch in Washington. In that capacity, he supported FBI investigations, including Crossfire Hurricane. Clinesmith was instrumental in submitting some, at least, of the fraudulent FISA applications to spy on Carter Page.

    Of all of the Obama administration loyalists who contributed to the Russia collusion hoax, Clinesmith is the one most obviously guilty of a felony: he altered an email he received from the CIA to say that Carter Page was NOT a CIA source, when in fact the email said Page WAS a CIA source, and submitted that fake document to the federal court in order to obtain a FISA warrant. That is worth five years in prison and, of course, the end of his legal career.

    Clinesmith’s guilty plea is significant, in part, because he may be willing to implicate others who are higher in the DOJ chain of command. More about that later.

    Andy McCarthy and Mollie Hemingway have written insightfully about Clinesmith’s plea, and I commend their analyses to you.

    Andy, as usual, focuses on legal issues. He explains Clinesmith’s felony clearly:

    As I describe above, in the actual email, the CIA liaison said:

    My recollection is that [Page] was or is . . . [digraph] but the [documents] will explain the details.

    Clinesmith altered it (as I now highlight in bold italics) to say:

    My recollection is that [Page] was or is … [digraph] and not a source but the [documents] will explain the details.

    It is hard to imagine a more blatant fraud on the court. Andy points out that in all four Page FISA applications, in which the FBI claimed that Page was likely a spy collaborating with the Russians, the agency failed to tell the court the obviously relevant fact–which it knew–that Page had been working with the CIA for some years vis-a-vis Russia.

    He also notes the almost incredible dishonesty of Adam Schiff–one would say incredible, except that it is Adam Schiff–in the “report” that he produced in January 18. Here you really need to read the whole thing, but this conveys the main point:

    The Nunes memo contended that the FBI’s surveillance of Page was essentially baseless and materially dependent on the bogus Steele dossier. [Ed.: Which, of course, turned out to be true.] In an effort to rebut that claim, the Schiff memo highlighted pre-dossier information: “Page’s past relationships with Russian spies.”

    “In fact,” Schiff maintained, “the FBI interviewed Page in March 2016 about his contact with Russian intelligence, the very month Donald Trump named him a foreign-policy adviser.” Nowhere did the now chairman of the Intelligence Committee mention that Page had been reporting his past relationships with Russian spies to the CIA as an operational source. To the contrary, those past relationships were emphasized as a basis, independent of the Steele dossier, to believe that Page and, indeed, the Trump campaign and Donald Trump himself, were in cahoots with the Putin regime.

    Schiff’s corruption is almost impossible for a normal person to comprehend.”

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  9. Kamala is a moderate?

    No.

    https://issuesinsights.com/2020/08/17/media-lie-when-they-try-to-sell-kamala-harris-as-a-moderate/

    “Joe Biden won his nomination by taking the primary votes of rank-and-file Democrats wrongly convinced he was a “moderate” among the motley assemblage of socialists, so-called progressives and hard-left remnants from the ’60s and ’70s he ran against. Biden isn’t a moderate. The media only said he was. Now the media are trying the same trick with Kamala Harris. Don’t believe the lie.

    The press is already in full dissembling mode regarding where Harris sits on the political spectrum.

    The Washington Post took the cake for chutzpah, tweeting its opinion that “Harris is a small-c conservative, party-friendly pick — which makes her just right for Biden.”

    The New York Times, no slouch itself in the leftist department, dubbed Harris a “pragmatic moderate.”

    Meanwhile, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos claimed the California senator “comes from the middle-of-the-road, moderate wing of the Democratic Party.”

    Meanwhile, both the Los Angeles Times and Associated Press used the more wishy-washy term “centrist” to describe Harris’ ideological turn.

    These are not mere differences of opinion or analysis of where Harris stands on the issues, and the writers know that. No, they are flat-out lies by journalists who have abandoned all pretense of objectivity, fairness or factuality.

    We’ve talked about her left-wing proclivities both here and here. Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau had to say about Harris’ supposed moderation:

    “It was hilarious to me that she’s being called, in all this coverage, a ‘moderate,’ like Joe Biden has found a fellow moderate or centrist,” he said. “She supports something extremely close to ‘Medicare for All,’ which Bernie Sanders acknowledged in his statement supporting her. She’s for the Green New Deal. She has one of the most liberal records in the U.S. Senate.”

    Say what you will about Favreau, but he’s dead on in his description. Americans shouldn’t be deceived.

    Harris, by her own expressed policy preferences and by objective measurement of her voting record, is easily one of the most far-left vice presidential candidates ever. And she’s the most left-leaning senator in the Senate.

    That’s a fact.”

    GovTrack, the nonpartisan web site that gauges where members of the House and Senate stand ideologically based on their votes, called Harris “the most left-leaning senator in 2019, one spot above even Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)” For the record, Sanders is a proud, self-avowed socialist.

    Put another way, her score for conservatism was a perfect zero — she doesn’t have a conservative bone in her body.”

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  10. Feel the exciting excitement!

    Or nauseous…….

    One things for sure, you never doubt where Kurt’s at. 🙂

    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/08/17/feel-the-exciting-excitement-of-kamalamania-n2574436

    “All across America, little girls of alternatively Tamil and Afro-Caribbean descent, depending on which is most politically useful at the moment, who have been endlessly told by unspecified haters that they can never be nominated to be vice president, were inspired at Kamala Harris’ selection by whoever selected her on behalf of Grandpa Badfinger. Yes, if they hook up with a powerful married Democrat man, that initial connection can fuel their rise to power too.

    Take that, all you modern-day Bull Connors (Connor was a Democrat, but shhhhhhh)! “I won’t cotton to them little girls of alternatively Tamil and Afro-Caribbean descent, depending on which is most politically useful at the moment, thinkin’ they can be vice president someday,” they drawl as they twirl their mustaches. Well, Kamala showed all the haters. Girls of that oddly specific demographic can be nominated to be vice president, and let’s take it one step further – they don’t even have to hook up with a powerful married Democrat man and fuel their rise to power via that initial connection to do it! Well, sure Kamala did, and so did the ethnically uninteresting Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit, but those little girls can do it themselves. Well, maybe if they are Republicans.

    And speaking of Sarah Palin, it’s great to see that it’s once again bad to criticize a woman running for vice president.

    Now, criticizing Kamala (pronounced “i wil pr?’ nouns h?r nam ene wa i dam wel plez”) Harris has been officially declared racist and cisgender and sexist, as well as sexist, cisgender, and racist, by The New York Times, all of pinko Twitter, and the Fredocons, so we better not criticize her. Got that? No criticism. You must just sit back and let the tsunami of excitement created by the nomination of this avaricious grasper wash over you.

    Can’t you feel the excitement? It’s exciting! We know, because the media told us that people are thrilled that Gropey J’s fickle finger of failure fell upon Kamala. And that she’s a “pragmatic moderate.” And, again, that no one can criticize her, because if you do, then you are all the horrible -ist and -phobe things that they have already been calling you for years. I’m not sure what they think we have to lose; if you cry wolf long enough, don’t be shocked if we shrug when a hirsute Lon Chaney, Jr. shows up doing the mambo to the dulcet tones of Warren Zevon.

    Except we cons will say whatever we want about her, including but not limited to providing commentary on her cheesy debut into the world of politics. And pointing out her history is not just mean. Her history is indicative of her pattern of behavior, and when the purported president is one broken hip away from 25th Amendmentville, everything about her matters. The fact is that she has hiked her way along the cursus honorum by being as figuratively accommodating to California tech zillionaires and ‘Frisco limo libs as she apparently was literally to Willie Brown. We’re told that’s not supposed to matter, but it does matter. And we’re going to talk about it, whether or not the lib blue checks start literally shaking.

    Now, making this obvious point gets labeled “misogyny.” It’s unclear how you demonstrate hatred for women by observing that a woman got a career kickstart by making a play for another woman’s man. Of course, no woman has ever talked bad about another woman for getting ahead thanks to her, um, versatility. Women love ambitious home wreckers and never, ever speak ill of them, according to important and smart elite people who have apparently never met a woman.

    Others point out that no one would say this stuff about a man, but no one can identify a man it would apply to. We conservatives do regularly make reference to the satyriasis of Democrat icon John F. Kennedy, if that’s any help. Apparently, that’s not sexist. And at least we aren’t hitting Kamala for having a confirmed kill like Democrat icon Teddy Kennedy, and we won’t be as long as Oldfinger’s newly hired food taster does his job.

    It’s odd that we are supposed to ignore bad behavior unique to women in the name of abolishing sexism, yet we are also supposed to celebrate the unique uniqueness of people with cervixes. Grrrrls are powerful and wonderful because they are grrrrls, but if you observe that they can also be bad in ways men generally aren’t, well, that’s sexism because reasons and shut up.

    No wonder this SJW stuff is a punchline. Like all leftism, it clashes with lived experience and requires a conscious capitulation to an agenda over what you see with your own eyes. Some women are hussies. They just are, and all the Helen Reddy anthems in the world are not going to make normal people unknow that. Yet liberals are happy to submit to the giddy joy of denying reality. Rejecting the truth is their offer of solidarity to their pagan deity, a symbol of their commitment to wokeness. As a result, we’re now getting people explaining at us with all seriousness that sometimes 2 + 2 = 5, and also that Kamala Harris is a “pragmatic moderate.””

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  11. Who here actually watched part of the D-Convention last night? I did and I found it pandering and insulting. They aren’t going to change anyone’s mind with their smug and superior astonished talking down to and about anyone who isn’t “them”. If I had been on the fence they would have completely turned me off last night.

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  12. A virtual convention, it’s a series of pre-recorded, canned speeches. The GOP effort will probably be similar although perhaps a bit more “showy” and glittery.

    Speeches can always sound lofty and eloquent, but are hardly the whole story in politics.

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