11 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-22-20

  1. The Dems get fact checked on their USPS lies.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2020/08/21/postmaster-general-fact-checks-dem-senator-n2574823

    “Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, led by GOP Sen. Ron Johnson (WI), on Friday as Democrats spread unfounded rumors that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is under attack.

    Democrats in both chambers insist that the Trump administration is attempting to cut funding to the postal service, though the USPS’ own analysis finds the service to be solvent through 2021, in order to suppress mail-in voting.

    Democrat Sen. Gary Peters (MI) echoed the Democrat-led conspiracy, claiming that the USPS eliminated overtime pay at the direction of the president, but DeJoy set the record straight:”

    “DeJoy debunked the greater conspiracy theory perpetuated by Democrats, that the administration altered the USPS’ policies ahead of November’s election:”

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    Need a new meme. This one is busted.

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  3. Even Nate Silver isn’t buying it.

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    Womp, womp, womp…..

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  4. Exposed for what they are. Radical extremists.

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  5. How bad is the Dem telethon?

    Really bad. They bank on their base’s stupidity.

    One of these things is just like the other…… wait…. multiple things are just like some others…..

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  6. DNC Convention, or Biden’s wake?

    https://theweek.com/articles/932725/dncs-stirring-eulogy-joe-biden

    “Joe Biden’s speech that closed the book on this year’s virtual Democratic National Convention was the best one that the former vice president could have delivered. Biden spoke clearly with a poise and conviction that have been absent in nearly two years of campaigning for the 2020 presidential election.

    This was possible because Biden stuck to his strengths. He talked about his biography, the influence of his father, the deaths of his first wife and his eldest son. He spoke broadly about the “possibilities” of American life and the dignity of work. He did not say Donald Trump’s name, though he alluded several times to his failings.

    Biden’s remarks were just as remarkable for the other things they did not contain. Here is a man who has spent virtually his entire adult life in politics, who served in the United States Senate from 1973 until 2009 who, upon being nominated for president, has absolutely nothing to say about that experience. He did not volunteer a single accomplishment during his time in that office of which he was proud. As far as he and his fellow Democrats are concerned, he might as well have been a random grandfather in Wilmington whom Barack Obama selected as his running mate in 2008 after picking a name out of a hat.

    This amnesia was characteristic not only of Biden, but of virtually every speaker during the last four nights of this convention. Rather than defend his decades of slavishness toward financial interests, his reactionary views on crime and immigration, his embarrassing comments on American race relations, his bizarre and unedifying role in the confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, or his ever-shifting views on abortion and other social issues, the other guests offered platitudes about how Old Joe is such a nice guy.

    Over and over again we were told about how Biden always calls, how he holds your hand, how that one time he said something that made you feel really good about yourself, how he remembers your name and buys you a cup of coffee for the train ride back, how he loves his children and grandchildren. I have previously described the last four days of the DNC as “funereal.” This was not accidental. The things former colleagues and opponents from the Democratic primaries have said about this year’s nominee were what one expects to hear at a wake. Biden’s flashes of anger during his own remarks might briefly have conveyed a sense of urgency and vitality. But the unmistakable impression made by the proceedings was one of impending death.”

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  7. Such lovely people these Dems…..

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republican-usps-leadership-doxxed-mail-in-ballot

    “House Republicans claim USPS leadership doxxed, blame Democrats for ‘fabricated attacks’ and ‘conspiracy theories’

    ‘As you know, none of these claims has any basis in fact,’ they wrote.

    “House Republicans on Wednesday claimed that leaders of the U.S. Postal Service have been doxxed and blamed the behavior on Democrats’ “fabricated attacks” on the agency amid the battle over mail-in ballots.

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer, R-K.Y., on Wednesday penned a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the chairwoman of the Oversight committee, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, demanding that they “immediately stop promoting irresponsible and baseless conspiracy theories” about the USPS.

    McCarthy, Scalise and Comer said that the “personal information of USPS leadership was recently posted online by malicious actors, allowing protestors to approach and harass them at their homes.”

    “This behavior is directly motivated by the fabricated attacks on the USPS that you have spearheaded and is now unnecessarily endangering the safety of hard working public servants,” they wrote.

    “Recently, congressional Democrats, in a broadly coordinated effort organized under your leadership, have sought to spread baseless conspiracy theories about the USPS for political gain,” they continued.

    McCarthy, Scalise and Comer went on to detail some of the “unfounded theories” that they claimed Democrats are pushing, including USPS “removing mail boxes to prevent citizens from voting by mail, that the USPS does not have adequate funding and will be insolvent before the November election, and that the USPS lacks the infrastructure to deliver mail-in ballots to and from voters.”

    “As you know, none of these claims has any basis in fact,” they wrote. “Once again, Democrats have manufactured a crisis to undermine President Trump at the expense of America’s institutions.””

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    They do what they accuse Trump of doing. They project.

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  8. Some interesting thoughts in this WSJ piece about where conservatism goes from here; good to see some looking-ahead among some younger, bright folks in the movement.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-trump-has-changed-the-republicans-11598023026

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    … Now, as Republicans prepare to nominate Mr. Trump for re-election at their truncated convention this week, there is simply no way to put Trumpism back into the bottle. If the president wins this fall (and even more so if he loses), the question that Republicans in general and conservatives in particular face is simple and stark: How to adapt their gospel so that it fits in the age of Trump?

    As it happens, a new and younger breed of conservatives has set out to do precisely that, often by stepping away from strict free-market philosophies. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is pushing for what he calls a “common-good capitalism,” in which government policies promote not just economic growth but also provide help for families, workers and communities. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, a likely presidential aspirant, is calling for leaving the World Trade Organization and managing capital markets to control the inflow of foreign money into the U.S.

    Tim Scott of South Carolina, the lone Black Republican senator, has ushered into law a plan to use government incentives to lure investment dollars into underserved communities. Yuval Levin, a former George W. Bush White House aide, publishes a new-wave conservative journal and advocates for government programs specifically crafted to help young parents. Oren Cass, a young conservative intellectual, recently launched a new think tank, American Compass, from which he advocates an “industrial policy” that gives specific government help to manufacturing firms—a concept long heretical in free-market circles. …

    … Some religious conservatives are doing a different kind of rethinking, considering how to best preserve the culture they value—and whether they have been looking in the wrong place for answers. Author Rod Dreher, who writes for American Conservative magazine, says that he and other religious conservatives were “shocked” and “demoralized” when the Supreme Court, in a decision written by a Trump appointee, ruled recently that civil rights law protects gay people from workplace discrimination. “We on the religious right have wrongly prioritized law and politics as what are important to us,” he concludes. “What is important to us is the culture.”

    Mr. Rubio tried to address the dissatisfaction with traditional conservative prescriptions in his own 2016 campaign—and, as the son of Cuban immigrants, did so without all of the Trumpian nativist overtones. But he found his message drowned out by Mr. Trump’s megaphone and maelstrom. Now he thinks that the anger at the economic status quo and the political establishment is a sign that America—not just the conservative movement—has reached a crossroads.

    “If you look at human history, when these sentiments are not addressed, people throughout history always tend to go in one of two directions,” Mr. Rubio says. “Socialism—let the government take over everything and make things right—or ethnic nationalism, which is, ‘Bad things are happening to me, and it’s someone else’s fault. And they happen to be from another country or another skin color.’

    “Neither one of those ends up in a good place. And both are actually a fundamental challenge to the very concept of America, what makes us unique and special.”

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