Democrats commit ‘An honest form of suicide’
Oh woe is them
Columnist Bret Stephens is, like all New York Times employees (even the delivery truck drivers, one suspects), hostile to Trump. Maybe not as hostile as Alec Baldwin when you take his parking spot, but pretty antagonistic just the same. Even Bret Stephens has to acknowledge that the Blue Wave Democrats expect Tuesday will be more like a light spritz. Here is Stephens in today’s Times:
The night Donald Trump was elected was supposed to be, for most liberals and a few conservatives, the beginning of the end of the world. The economy would surely implode. The U.S. would probably blunder into a catastrophic war. The new American president would be blackmailed into conducting foreign policy as Putin’s poodle.
None of that has happened .… On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported the fastest rate of annual wage hikes in almost a decade, depriving Democrats of one of their few strong arguments about the true state of the economy. Unemployment is at its lowest rate since Vince Lombardi coached his last game in December 1969. The North American Free Trade Agreement has been saved with minor modifications and a new name.
Oh, and: Islamic State is largely defeated.
The Caravan of Democrats’ nightmares
What about immigration? Remember the bad optics of kids being separated from their parents? Me, neither. Now the focus on the the caravan of thousands inexorably headed America’s way. “To which the Democratic response,” columnist Stephens asks, “is — what, exactly?”
If it’s “compassion,” it’s a non-answer. If it’s to abolish ICE, it’s a dereliction of responsibility for governance. If it’s to open the border, it is an honest form of political suicide.
Stephens leaves to the president of the Policy Werkes to address the other issue: Fallout from the Democrats’ identity politics over-reach on the Kavanaugh confirmation. One good result of the #MeToo Movement: “On your knees” Bill has been pushed off farther to the sidelines than a kneeling Colin Kaepernick. “No one wants to campaign with Bill Clinton anymore.”
We do love Leah Vukmir ♥ ♥ ♥
Blaska makes his case for Leah Vukmir in this month’s InBusiness magazine (as opposed to incumbent U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin):
- Tammy positions herself as the veteran’s best friend, the Tomah V.A. scandal notwithstanding. Leah’s son is an active-duty soldier.
- Tammy Baldwin cheered on Segway Boy and Thistle during the 2011 takeover of the Wisconsin Capitol. Leah Vukmir endured death threats supporting Act 10.
- Tammy opposed Brett Kavanaugh on moral grounds but supported Hillary Clinton, Bubba’s most visceral enabler.
- Tammy voted against Paul Ryan’s tax cuts; Leah voted for Scott Walker’s tax cuts. How’s the economy doing these days?
And today’s kick to the chestnuts: Unlike Tammy Baldwin, Leah Vukmir is NOT a career politician!