Border Purge

Border Purge

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Trump canned Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen via Twitter on Sunday night.

Howard Kurtz says “in the end, she got the worst of both worlds.”

She will forever be defined as the Cabinet member who presided over the forced separation of migrant children from their families, leading to such devastating worldwide reaction that Trump was forced to abandon the policy. And yet the president did not deem her tough enough on illegal immigration.

Border Purge

Jonathan Bernstein in Bloomberg calls it a “purge.” And and he thinks White House aide Stephen Miller is behind it.

Red-faced About Virginia Blackface Succession

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The first time I heard of Dr. Ralph Northam was when a campaign ad hit the news during his recent run for governor of Virginia. The ad portrayed Northam’s Republican opponent Ed Gillespie as a racist pervert in a pickup truck  terrifying small children.

Next time I heard of the good doctor he was Governor Northam. And he was describing how a baby surviving a late term abortion would be kept comfortable while the parents and doctors decided its fate.

Then came the two guys in klan gear and blackface on his med school yearbook page. Followed by his moonwalk press conference and his confession that he dressed in blackface for a Michael Jackson dance contest. He says he won.

Red-faced

Red-faced Democratic elites called for his resignation. Until the next in line of succession, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, was accused of sexual assault. (Btw, he’s being represented by Brett Kavanaugh’s attorney while his accuser is represented by Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney.)

Anyway, next man up is Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Oops, more blackface.

Next in line? Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox, a Republican

Democrat Congresswomen Cheer Trump’s Speech

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I never expected President Trump’s speech to have the new Democratic congresswomen high fiving and chanting “U.S.A., U.S.A.” But he did. The president brought the ladies in white to their feet by proclaiming there are more women in Congress now than ever before. (He didn’t mention that they’re Democrats.) Then they quickly sat down when he promised to build the wall. But back up when he announced plans for paid family leave. And back down again when he slammed late term abortion.

State of the Union

Nancy Pelosi seemed to conduct the State of the Union performance from her perch behind Trump. She showed boredom by reading from oversized sheets of paper while he spoke. And when he blasted political investigations she frowned at the back of his head. She also tamped down outbursts from the Democratic congresswomen. And when it was time to stand up and cheer she inscrutably clapped her hands like a seal.

Governor Blackface

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam doesn’t regret his abortion comments. But he does regret dressing up in black face for a Michael Jackson dance contest. His wife probably doesn’t regret preventing him from moonwalking at his press conference.

Big Melt

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So much for the polar vortex. It’s gone home. Taking its place – the big melt. Temperatures are soaring as much as 60 degrees.