Have you ever given a speech or even just been talking to someone, and all the sudden become tongue-tied? So much so that you end up mixing two words together or even two phrases? Well, in my opinion, that’s what Republican Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis did, when he uttered the now infamous, “Monkey This Up.” It’s obvious, to me at least, that he combined “monkey around” and “muck this up,” but you be the judge whether or not he is a white nationalist, racist, colonialist, or just a guy who got tongue-tied.
from American Spectator:
Signs of Life in California Electorate?
Perhaps I spent too much time on social media as Tuesday’s California primary results rolled in, but I was stunned by the negative reaction of the state’s most conservative voters. Some backers of gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen — a rabble-rousing Orange County Assemblyman who built his campaign around his support for the president — seemed reluctant to rally around John Cox, a San Diego-area businessman who had secured a boisterous endorsement from Donald Trump.
If Republicans are serious about rebuilding their brand in California, they need to recognize reality and make some important distinctions. Cox’s strong second-place showing in the state’s top-two primary system, whereby the top two vote-getters advance to general election regardless of party, is good news for the GOP and conservatives for various reasons. The president — no doubt urged to endorse Cox by Republican members of Congress — understood the importance of having an adult with some cross-party appeal as Republican standard-bearer as we head toward November.
from Zero Hedge:
In Unexpected Snub, California Democrats Refuse To Endorse Feinstein For Reelection
In a stunning – if not altogether unexpected – blow to long-time California Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the California state Democratic Party opted not to endorse their own senior senator as she prepares to start campaigning to defend her seat in the 2018 midterms.
Delegates to the state party convention instead favored progressive state Senate leader Kevin de León, over Feinstein by a 54% to 37% margin, according to results, which were announced early Sunday. And while neither candidate reached the 60% threshold required to receive the party endorsement outright for 2018, de Leon’s camp claimed it as a profound victory.
What would these three say of the state of Virginia today? One writer suggest the Commonwealth just bequeath Arlington and Alexandria to Washington D.C.
from the American Spectator:
Well, we learned one thing on Election Day: Virginia is for louts. This should not stand. It cannot stand. We have a reform proposal. Don’t know why we didn’t think of it earlier.
In 1985, when we moved from our Indiana home to our nation’s capital area, Virginia was our logical destination: a low tax, right to work land of freedom abutting Democrat statism and big government to the north and east. But that was then. Three plus decades later, the swamps of DC have spilled over all of our habitat in northern Virginia. In these conditions, government has mushroomed and poisoned the commonwealth, and the corresponding demographic boom of like-minded actors and their servitors has altered the indigenous character of what was once a swell Southern state. The end result we saw on Tuesday: a state whose voting habits are now more akin to California’s than to the Virginia of our forefathers. Demography is destiny? That’s what they’d like you to think.
What a shocker. Hillary wants to dump the Electoral College because she won the popular vote. Frankly, with the recent revelations about all the election fraud, I’m not convinced she did that.
from the Blaze:
Hillary Clinton kicks off her book tour of her memoir of the 2016 presidential campaign titled, “What Happened,” at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday in New York. Clinton said she believes the Electoral College should be eliminated. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)
Host Anderson Cooper noted that Clinton refers to the “godforsaken Electoral College” in her new memoir about the election, titled, “What Happened.”
How state Republicans are wielding Trump power
In case you haven’t noticed, the left is in full panic mode. They are rapidly losing what was thought not long ago to be an iron grip on American politics and culture. But Heir Obama has squandered their historic pre-eminence, preferring to concentrate only on his legacy. I suppose we should thank him for this.
Americans have what seems to be a penchant for concentrating only on presidential elections. Maybe because it’s easy. We have two, maybe up to four choices for the office, and that’s it. It requires almost no effort on the part of the electorate to decide between two candidates.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
No one has the right to whine about changing the Republican convention rules. Okay, they have every right to whine. The Trumpists can complain all they like, but they have no right to demand the rules be changed. Unlike Obamacare or the TPP, the convention rules have never been hidden. They are accessible to anyone and everyone who enters this arena should darn well know them – chapter and verse. If they don’t – shame on them. So to start whining about the rules now is a bit disingenuous and juvenile. But that’s par for the course in this campaign.
These present convention rules have been in place since before Trump was a Republican. Yes, it’s true. In 2001 Trump was registered as a democrat. Then in 2009 he registered as a Republican. What else happened in 2009? That’s right – it’s the year Trump said that Obama “has the mark of a strong leader” and said Obama’s comments on the economy “have led me to believe that he understands how the economy works on a comprehensive level. I think that he’s really doing a nice job in terms of representation of this country. And he represents such a large part of the country. I think he’s doing a really good job.”
For Trump to say such things shows the mark of man with good judgment and an awareness of the world around him, considering 2009 was also the year of the Obama “Apology Tour,” where The One traveled the world telling every nation who would listen how terrible America was and is. What a great representative of our country. Way to go Donald.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
Dr. Ben Carson has finally spoken out on illegal immigration – outlining his plan to tackle the problem. His plan appears to start out like gangbusters as he says: “But let’s just say we get them sealed [the borders], because certainly in a Carson administration that would be done within the first year.”
I say it appears good because he states that the border would be “sealed” within one year. Yet he doesn’t articulate the means of the sealing. He does say seal, but does he really mean secure, as other Republicans say, which means absolutely nothing.
By seal – is it building a wall, erecting a fence, or merely stepping up border security? Until he is more specific, that, to me, is a red flag.
It is encouraging to hear him say, “You also have to turn off the spigot that dispenses the goodies, so that people don’t have an incentive to come here,” but then he says, of those who are already here, that we can’t get rid of them – that “we have to recognize that we can’t just round them up…”
And why do we have to recognize this? If a family of illegals got themselves a ladder and hopped the fence on your property, would you then have to “recognize” that they suddenly have some right to remain? Of course not!
by: the Common Constitutionalist
The republicans had better look elsewhere for a candidate and not because of “Bridgegate”.
Remember back when, when we all loved Chris Christie. Ann Coulter swooned over him. We loved his fire and passion. And remember how he fooled us all. Then we wised up (at least some of us) after looking at him a little closer. Colin Powell was the same way. We all loved him, until he opened his mouth.
And now comes the Bridgegate scandal, which because Christie has an “R” after his name, the press will not let him off as they would if he had a “D”. Love him or hate him, and if you have a brain it should be the latter, he probably isn’t getting out of this one. He may not lose his job, but he might be done running for president. Republicans aren’t so forgiving. If he were a democrat, this scandal would be a resume enhancement.
But let’s just say he does somehow make it through this; that all is forgiven. Then what? Is he still the frontrunner for 2016? Do we need to support him because he can supposedly beat Hillary, according to some lame poll 2-1/2 years out?
The answer is no. No more voting for someone because the pundit class say he’s the ONLY one who can win, until he doesn’t.
Are we all socialists now? This article is a classic representation of how little most people know about business. Half of me actually hopes they could pull something like this off. It would be fun to watch the failure in action. The other half knows it’s wrong to think that way.
After Boeing, it’s on to Microsoft! It will make sense in a minute.
At a rally on Monday, Seattle’s newly-elected Socialist councilwoman, Kshama Sawant, accused Boeing of “economic terrorism” should the company decide not to build the new 777X in Puget Sound and urged the union members to “take over the factories.”
Her comments follow the members of the Machinists’ union in Puget Sound rejecting a Boeing offer that had been negotiated secretly with the company by IAM international officials from the union’s headquarters near Washington, DC.