Even if her motives are wrong the result would be the right thing.
While at National Review poking around for the sappy farewells and well-wishes to its most prominent Cuckservative, I came across a little diddy about Mayor Booty-grab’s plan to remake the Supreme Court. Apparently the plan is to expand the court to 5 Dems, 5 Reps, and then five chosen by the other ten. This plan on the face of it seems to be a “silver bullet” method of removing all partisanship from the high court, but I don’t think this will have any of the desired effects that either Booty-grab or Conservatives have in mind, in that Conservatives are likely to have their own complaints about the high court.
The writer who brought this to my attention–some three name person I have never heard of–voiced concern that this would shape the Court in the image of the two political parties. That is a valid concern, but one which I think is already a reality. Since the days of Bush the Younger, the environment in Washington D.C. pertaining to the courts were shaping up to be the party in control of the White House and the Senate dictated how the courts looked. This progressed (no pun here) to control of the Senate with filibuster-proof majorities. Then finally, and the way the Constitution was designed, a simple majority of 51. In short, long are the days when you could get a significant number of votes from the opposite party. Sure, Republicans play nice, but that is out of a mentality of Stockholm Syndrome. Democrats on the other hand are never going to allow reason to overcome what the party bosses dictate, just ask Miguel Estrada.... [Read More]
I have been kicking this thought around in my head for about a month. I have come to the conclusion that the reason why Trump won in 2016 had more to do with whom he ran against than anything else. Yes, Trump hit on issues that many Americans found important, most notably trade issues and immigration. Yes, Trump worked much harder than Hillary when it came to states like Wisconsin and Michigan. But it must also be acknowledged that his margin of victory in many states that have not gone Republican since at least 1992 was razor thin for Trump, Michigan especially.
No, the main reason why Trump won was because Hillary was hated that much by most everyone in the electorate. If the voter was a Republican, there is no need to explain that person’s vote. If the voter was a progressive, then the explanation of wanting payback for Bernie is very reasonable. The bulk of Democrat voters in these states that did not show up to vote for her, or outright voted for him, is a clear indicator.... [Read More]
The United States is embroiled in multiple military excursions across the Middle East and recently President Donald Trump has expressed his desire that two of those excursions be wound down. Of course, this is a reference to Trump’s suggestion that the United States get out of Afghanistan and end our limited military operations in Syria. These utterances were made a few weeks ago and there has been no action, so the question become, is President Trump serious about winding those two operations down?
Beginning with Afghanistan, it is important to do a very quick rehash of what this war is about. It was the response by the George W. Bush administration for the al Qa’ida inspired attacks on September 11, 2001. That really does not need to be covered. What is more pressing is that just a decade ago (yeah it doesn’t feel that long to me either) this war was called the “good war” by then presidential candidate, Senator Barrack Obama. Obama’s campaign positioned itself to end the operations in Iraq and focus on Afghanistan, where the real battle was since that is where 9/11 was planned (it wasn’t, that was Kuala Lumpur). This resulted in an additional 33,000 military personnel being shipped to Afghanistan to add to the numbers that were already there. By 2012, the Afghan Surge was ended and those troops were brought home. Did it accomplish anything?... [Read More]
National Review writer Jonathan Tobin proves why the magazine of record for the Right has zero credibility. On Friday, November 2, he wrote a piece bemoaning the “white supremacist” sympathies of Iowa Representative Steve King. Tobin links King to “white supremacism” through King’s remarks of support for a mayoral candidate in Toronto who has, according to Tobin, “embraced a 14-word slogan, about securing a future for white people and white children, that is a popular mantra for neo-Nazis and other extremists.” (Tobin offers no indication what this “14-word slogan” is or a link through which one might go see first hand.) Tobin then does the guilt-by-association technique so popular by the lobotomized elite by stating that this mayoral candidate appeared on a show hosted by the Daily Stormer.
But here is where Tobin really goes off the deep end. After successfully linked King to this neo-Nazi Canadian, Tobin then goes on to explain King’s second sin.... [Read More]
In 1859, when John Brown led a small band of radicals into Harper’s Ferry, VA to seize a federal armory and lead a slave rebellion into Virginia and beyond, the aftermath was said to be the “beginning of the Confederate Army.” Well, folks, there are radicals among us and they are planning legitimate violence against a segment of the population which they vehemently hate. Prior to this Civil War, do not find yourself unarmed and flatfooted. Arm yourself and be proficient in using them.
Smiling from ear to duplicitous ear, Sen. Jeff Flake (fake Republican-Ariz.) took the stage in front of a roaring crowd of #GlobalCitizens at a rock festival on Saturday. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), the chap who seems to have talked Flake into betraying his constituents and party leaders, was alongside him in a bipartisan show of support for the big fat wrench in the form of a “one-week” delay in the confirmation process for Judge Kavanaugh.... [Read More]
Now that the Senate has decided to allow the minority party run the show there, it is time to explore possible outcomes and possible solutions to those outcomes.
Jeff Flake proved that he has zero integrity. After the stirring and emotionally power defense of Judge Kavanaugh by Lindsey Graham (of all people) and Kavanaugh’s own self defense in his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday afternoon, for Flake, or any other Republican, to fail to see what the Democrats have done is a textbook example of what it means to have no principles, no integrity, and no character. Flake is the catalyst for yet another delay in the confirmation process of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court because he conditioned his affirmation of Kavanaugh to a supplemental FBI investigation in to the issues brought up by the Ford – Fienstien operation to use a sexual assault claim as a means of preventing Kavanaugh’s confirmation. So what can we expect from this FBI investigation?... [Read More]
Unless you have been hiding under a rock the past week–or a resident of France–you are certainly aware that the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have resorted to a last ditch effort to prevent the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Initially, the Democrats whined about not having enough time to go through some 10,000 emails, in search of what they could not or would not specify. Now, having realized that their “we have not seen all the information” stunt was not going to stop the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Court, the Democrats have gone back to a trusted tactic that gets Republicans peeing in their depends: they have found a woman willing to say that Kavanaugh raped her.
We have all seen this before. A Republican judge gets confirmed onto the DC Circuit Court 98-0 and then, when that same judge is nominated to the Supreme Court, those same Senators will split and the Democrats will begin to wring their hands about “back alley abortions” and segregated lunch counters. The reason for this? Simple: Democrats know that the only court that matters is the Supreme Court. Democrats have been able to reliably count on the Supreme Court to overturn the democratic process over the past three decades. During this time period, the Court has thwarted the democratic process on abortion restrictions, the definition of marriage within the States, and the integrity of voter registration rolls in the various States. So the threat that Kavanaugh poses to the Democrats is potentially great.... [Read More]
A new study that was released is under attack because of the study’s findings. What was the topic of this study? Adolescent gender dysphoria. Why is it under attack? Because it found that many adolescents who were exposed to online chat groups that pushed transgender propaganda suddenly, without any previous inclination toward such thinking, declared themselves to have transgender tendencies.
The research was conducted by asking parents to fill out surveys that were made available through a few websites, and here is where the militant LGBTQLJKPIJ:K:JPIPOGHOHOIJ community pounced. These websites, you see, happen to be proponents of conversion therapy and therefore enemies of the Lavender Mafia. They have, so far, managed to force the school which sponsored this study to recant and they are not seeking that the study be made unavailable for anyone else to read and contemplate.... [Read More]
I am a week into my third year of law school. One of my classes this year has already convinced me that our endeavors at liberty are pointless. That class is Constitutional Law.
After two classes, we have already delved into McCulloch v. Maryland and the way in which that case is taught dispels any notion an intention on limited government. We were told, for instance, that the Constitution, according to John Marshall, was merely an outline of a government and not a conclusive, binding document on how the general government was to function. To do so, Marshall explains, would be to create a code too burdensome for the people to understand. On the face of it, this argument makes some sense, for how is the general government to borrow if it does not have the power to charter a national bank? How is it to spend if it has no bank account from which to draw revenue?... [Read More]
This is not going to be a traditional post from me. Instead I am just going to link to a few articles and let you all make up your own minds. These articles detail in convincing fashion the reasons why anything coming out of the Mueller investigation or the intelligence community regarding the DNC server or Hillary’s emails simply cannot be true. Keep in mind the amount of information that is said to be traveling from DC to Eastern Europe when you read these articles. What the DC establishment wants you to believe simply cannot happen.
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-10/why-some-u-s-ex-spies-don-t-buy-the-russia-story... [Read More]
During the work week, after I have checked to see what may have come in via email over night, I like to check out PJ Media. This morning I came across a piece that is the epitome of why many “mainstream” Conservative thinkers will never lead their movement toward gaining the upper hand against the Left.
This morning’s exhibit A was from Faith Moore. Generally, she is a pretty good read for anyone who is looking for answers to the age old question: how the hell do I raise a daughter in a culture like this? Well, today was a head scratcher, and is very indicative of why many on the Right feel at their wits end when it comes to American culture.... [Read More]