Category Archives: 2020 Presidential Campaign

House Judiciary Committee One, Barr None

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The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt of Congress. Chairman Jerry Nadler demands that Barr turn over a complete unreacted copy of the Mueller report on collusion with Russia. But Nadler knows Barr can’t do that because the report contains grand jury testimony. And that’s illegal. Barr has made a minimally redacted version available to certain members of Congress. But so far no Democrats have bothered to take a look.

Grumpy Old Woke Guys

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Matt Lewis in the Daily Beast said the Democrats are too woke for their own good. Maybe, but how come the front runners are two old white guys with a combined age of 153? “Joe Biden has hair plugs older than the average Democrat primary voter,” says Kevin Williamson. And he wants to know, “What, exactly, does Joe Biden (or Bernie Sanders) bring to the party’s particular game of intersectionality roulette?”

Biden / Trump debate

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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.

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.

Big Fish Little Fish

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Trump offered relief for young immigrant “Dreamers” in exchange for for his wall. It was an appeal to the Democrat’s base but Pelosi wouldn’t bite. She wants Trump stuffed and mounted, if not devoured.

Meanwhile, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has bigger fish to fry. She says climate change will kill us all in 12 years, so why are you worried about money.

Establishment Democrats seem more worried about her.