Antifa attacks home of conservative
Don’t expect MSNBC, CNN, the NY Times, or The Capital Times to denounce
Tucker Carlson’s wife locks herself in pantry as mob tries to break down door. (More here.)
Speaking (as we were) of civility: Reporters should ask the tough questions. Like to think your blogguer did so in his benighted newspaper career. Sam Donaldson used to bedevil Ronald Reagan who, we must say, handled his interrogators with more aplomb than the current occupant of the White House.
That said, the institutional news media was almost reverential with President Obama, enduring his long and pointless soliloquys. Obama even wiretapped some reporters.
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CNN’s Jim Acosta earned his banishment from the White House Wednesday with a disgraceful performance. Saw the tawdry episode in real time. Will defer to the New York Post:
The Republican president, the likely speaker of the Democrat-controlled House and the Senate’s Republican majority leader each started Wednesday by talking about working together to get things done. … it was the last thing some members of the White House press corps wanted, so they tried to snuff it out.
… the boorish Jim Acosta of CNN was the instigator. As is his habit, Acosta doesn’t ask questions — he makes accusations and argues.
“I want to challenge you,” Acosta began after Trump called on him. Trump realized he’d made a mistake, murmuring, “Here we go,” and Acosta didn’t disappoint.
He insisted that despite the president’s use of the word “invasion,” the caravan of Central American migrants “is not an invasion.”
Is there a question in there, somewhere?
Also Tuesday, according to the Gateway Pundit, an Antifa mob showed up at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Hours later, an affiliated Twitter account published his home address, that of his brother, Ann Coulter, Daily Caller’s Neil Patel, and Sean Hannity (Trumpitty).
The Justice is down and can’t get up
As if on cue, two days after Republicans increased their advantage in the U.S. Senate, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, age 85, fell and broke some ribs. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley are circling. Nancy Pelosi will have no say in her successor.
Let’s be clear: Since the original Constitution was ratified in 1787, the attorney general is appointed by the president as a member of his cabinet and serves at his pleasure. You think JFK appointed brother Bobby because he wanted an independent agency divorced from the presidency?
Democrats’ redistricting lawsuit is moot
Tony Evers will be governor when Wisconsin draws new legislative maps after the 2020 Census whilst all 99 members of the Assembly and 11 of the 33 state senators will face election that year. Which pretty much makes the current lawsuit frivolous. Evers will veto any map he doesn’t like and Republicans are unlikely to have the two-thirds to override. (They don’t now.)
As for how the Senate picked up one seat despite the Democrats’ (narrow) sweep of the statewide offices, Wisconsin does not proportion its legislature by total statewide votes. We elect our reps by district, as does every state in the union. We’ve said it before: Republicans didn’t pack Democrats into a few districts — Two Men and a Truck did that.
Try making Shelia Stubb’s 77th Assembly district here in the heart of the Emerald City competitive for Republicans. Try spreading all those Democrat(ic) voters out of Dane County. You’d have a serpentine district that would make old Elbridge Gerry blush.
To be ecumenical on the civility issue: Robin Vos is NOT going to strip powers from the new governor. Scott Walker is too decent to sign such legislation. Fortunately or unfortunately.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Jim Acosta should watch Jeopardy. In the form of a question, please.