We were not worthy; so we replaced him with a rascal
Is the worm turning?
• Talks with North Korea are back on.
• The job market is the best in 18 years. Wages are up.
• Even some Democratic strategists think Republicans could actually pick up seats in the U.S. Senate.
• Trump’s approval numbers are the highest in over a year.
• 59% of Americans say special prosecutor Robert Mueller has uncovered no crime — and that’s an MSNBC poll, no less.
• NFL fans overwhelmingly support league’s national anthem policy.
Now a liberal New York Times columnist has committed the apostasy of dissing The One.
One might think, 16 months in to Trump’s armed occupation, that our acquaintances would be singing that Mary Hopkin song from 50 years ago: “Those were the days my friends, we thought they’d never end.”
But here is the N.Y. Times queen of smirk, Maureen Dowd, proclaiming that Barack Obama was “Just too good for us.”
Isn’t that what the Squire has been saying Lo these many years? That America was tired of this President waving his bony finger at us, warning Americans to keep their Klan robes in the closet every time a perp resisted arrest and his homies burned down their neighborhoods — but not before liberating the Stoli. Here is Ms. Dowd:
As president, Obama always found us wanting. We were constantly disappointing him. He would tell us the right thing to do and then sigh and purse his lips when his instructions were not followed.
He’s saying that, sadly, we were not enlightened enough for the momentous changes wrought by the smartest people in the world — or even evolved enough for the first African-American president. …
We just weren’t ready for his amazing awesomeness. …
Tweaking Mizz Dowd’s pique is how Obama, Lynch et al greased the runway for Hillary Clinton by sidelining Joe Biden, sandbagging Bernie Sanders, and “pre-emptively exonerating Hillary Clinton on the email issue, infuriating federal agents who were still investigating the case.”
Dowd quotes Obama aide Ben Rhodes: “… We’d run against Hillary eight years ago (2008) with the same message Trump had used: She’s part of a corrupt establishment that can’t be trusted to change.” Roger that, Mr. Rhodes.
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Seriously, Wisconsin Democrats? Helen Kelda Roy is your favorite to challenge Scott Walker? How many Republicans will vote in the Democrat(ic) primary this August to cause a little mischief? (Discuss amongst yourselves.)
Dems stay classy. One Wisconsin Now, the dirty tricks arm of the WI Democrat(ic) Party operated by One Scot Ross, handed out these condoms at this weekend’s state Dem convo. Struggling young writer Christian Schneider tells why Democrats are desperate for Foxconn to fail. (Hint: has something to do with Scott Walker.)
“Democrats pan the GOP’s tax reform as a windfall for the wealthy, so linger on the irony: States run by progressives have spent months concocting plans to preserve a tax preference for the rich known as the state-and-local tax deduction. But now the Trump Administration appears to be putting the kibosh on the strategy sessions in the likes of California and New York.” — Wall Street Journal.
The Senate voted unanimously last August for Ron Johnson’s “Right to Try” bill for desperate patients facing life-threatening illness, allowing them to use pre-FDA approved treatments. So how do Democrats in the House of Reps justify their unanimous opposition (except for Ron Kind of La Crosse) this week?
We’re adding Robert Hall’s Tartan Marine blog to our favorites.