Trump gave Pelosi, Schumer and their past ‘transparency’ preaching a big ol’ hypocrisy wedgie during Tuesday’s WH meeting

It’s about time

It’s been barely over a months since the soon-to-be Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reiterated her commitment to an open and transparent government:

Chuck Schumer has also taken Trump to task by claiming the president doesn’t truly care about transparency:

But on Tuesday at the White House, Pelosi, along with Senate Minority Leader and super-weasel Chuck Schumer, weren’t happy that Trump let the whole meeting about debate over a funding bill play out for the whole world to see:

President Trump and congressional Democratic leaders ripped off the bandage over their raw, partisan disagreements Tuesday in open bickering that offered a glimpse of the divided government to come in the next two years.

During a White House meeting intended to seek common ground to avoid a partial government shutdown next week, the president and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer instead squabbled over funding for the border wall, traded blame for the last shutdown and jousted over which party commands the stronger political hand since the mid-term elections.

“Unfortunately, this has spiraled downward,” Mrs. Pelosi told the president as their quarreling grew more intense in the Oval Office, which was adorned incongruously with festive holiday decorations.

Most of the feuding played out on camera in front of reporters who were invited by the president to cover the meeting. The Democrats pleaded with Mr. Trump several times to kick out the press.

“Let’s debate in private,” Mr. Schumer urged as cameras continued to roll.
[…]
Mrs. Pelosi complained, “This is the most unfortunate thing. We came in here in good faith, and we are entering into this kind of a discussion in the public view.”

“But it’s not bad, Nancy,” Mr. Trump said. “It’s called transparency.”

Hahaha! Watching Pelosi (of “we have to pass it to find out what’s in it” notoriety) have her BS about wanting transparency shoved back in her face is a real thing of beauty. Ditto for Chuck.

Here are some of the other highlights from the Trump/Schumer/Pelosi meeting. No wonder the Dems don’t want cameras rolling when their faux caring about border security is getting called out:

CNN then: Caravan just a Trump political stunt — CNN now: Caravan a symptom of climate change!

The fakest of ‘fake news’

Remember after President Trump issued warnings about (and to) the so-called “migrant caravan” heading north through Mexico and CNN blew it all off as Trump just playing politics?

And once people who mixed in with the caravan started trying to force their way into the U.S. and Trump was proven right, CNN quickly swapped out the narrative. Guess who’s “playing politics” with it now:

As predictable as the sun rising in the east.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that “climate change” was invented to give liberals an escape hatch for when they get trapped in an argument that isn’t going their way.

James Comey said Republicans ‘came up empty’ after questioning him again, and now we know why

Run-out-the-clock time!

Former FBI Director James Comey challenged House Republicans to question him again either in public or private. In the end, Comey ended up testifying before two different House committees simultaneously in a behind-closed-doors session, but he said investigators got nothing new:

And do you know why nothing new was learned? Because Comey took a pass on a whole lot of questions:

Comey knows it’s “run out the clock” time because the Democrats will soon be in control of the House and have pretty much let him know that the investigations (of Comey) will end while the search for anything that confirms the libs’ 2016 narrative will ramp up.

If you’re so inclined, a transcript of Comey’s behind-closed-door responses (or lack thereof) is here.

Et tu, lib media? Boston Globe endorses Elizabeth Warren to stay a senator and NOT run for president

A presidential trial balloon has been popped

Anybody who lives outside the dark blue-state liberal bubble knows that Elizabeth Warren would have a Custer’s chance at Little Bighorn of appealing to voters in flyover country when it comes to winning a national presidential contest. The Boston Globe has also come to that conclusion:

Et tu, liberal media?

Presidential runs seem to be in the state’s political DNA, in part because of the proximity of New Hampshire and its first-in-the-nation primary. And it’s often the right move: In 2015, this editorial page urged Warren to run, in part because of the lack of serious competition against Hillary Clinton. (Clearing the decks for Clinton didn’t exactly end well for Democrats, did it?)…

Warren missed her moment in 2016, and there’s reason to be skeptical of her prospective candidacy in 2020. While Warren won reelection, her margin of victory in November suggests there’s a ceiling on her popularity; Governor Baker garnered more votes than her in a state that is supposed to be a Democratic haven. Meanwhile, a September poll indicated that Massachusetts voters were more enthusiastic about Patrick making a White House bid than Warren.

Those are warning signs from the voters who know her best. While Warren is an effective and impactful senator with an important voice nationally, she has become a divisive figure. A unifying voice is what the country needs now after the polarizing politics of Donald Trump.

Hmm, it sounds like they’re only giving Warren about a 1/1,024th chance of winning the Dem nomination if she does run, and the campaign would backfire harder than her DNA test results. I for one hope Warren still runs because it’s going to be a three-ring circus and the more clowns the merrier.

(h/t Hot Air)

Bernie Sanders sounds alarm about threat posed by fossil fuels (and is doing his best to burn away as much of it as possible)

Hypocrisy, socialist-style!

Shot & chaser time!

Actually there are three shots here from Bernie Sanders just to get everybody to understand what a dire crisis the burning of fossil fuels has apparently brought about:

And the chaser is frankly not that surprising because most of these climate change uber-alarmists are hypocrites of the highest socialist order:

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s re-election campaign spent just under $300,000 on private jet use in October, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show.

The Sanders campaign, which is funded primarily by small-dollar donors, paid Apollo Jets $297,685.50 on Oct. 10, FEC records reveal. The payment was marked for “transportation.”

“This expense was for transportation for the senator’s 9-day, 9-state tour to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot ahead of Election Day,” campaign spokeswoman Arianna Jones told local website VtDigger.com, which first reported on the jet expenses.

“This cost covered the entirety of the tour from Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, California, and back to Vermont,” Jones said.

Got that? A senator from Vermont who says burning fossil fuels is going to be the death of us all torched a s**tload of gas flying private around the country to campaign for other people.

Progressive utopia update: Switching to renewable energy will end racism and ‘economic injustice, or something

Same old socialist song and dance

Anybody who actually chooses to pay attention knows that all the “climate change” doom and gloom talk is all a giant wealth grab (even the French are starting to figure it out). And where there’s a wealth grab, you’ll find social justice warriors clinging to the movement like lampreys on a shark. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t even been sworn into Congress yet and she’s already figured that out:

How switching to indeterminate energy sources that would in the process cause the price of the only available existing energy sources to skyrocket would “help” the poor is anybody’s guess.

Here’s another national treasure who appeared with Bernie Sanders saying to act on “climate change” is to take action in favor of “gender equality”:

Here’s the capper: Leaders of the annual “fleece the masses” meeting disguised as a “Climate Conference” said this is what’s going to be required to save humanity:

In a rare intervention, presidents of previous UN climate summits issued a joint statement as the talks got under way, calling on states to take “decisive action… to tackle these urgent threats”.

“The impacts of climate change are increasingly hard to ignore,” said the statement, a copy of which was obtained by AFP. “We require deep transformations of our economies and societies.”

All this alarmism is a giant “transfer the wealth” cult, and anybody who doesn’t acknowledge that is an easy mark or in on the sham.

Awkward: NY Times’ Maureen Dowd offers firsthand account of Bill & Hillary’s EmptySeat-a-Palooza opening night

What happens when you’re out of political influence to sell

Bill and Hillary Clinton’s tour started in Toronto earlier this week, and I’d heard that there were a LOT of empty seats, but Maureen Dowd from the NY Times was there and spelled out just how bad it can get when a power couple is fresh out of influence to sell:

I’m looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s a depressing sight. It’s two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last minute to cordon off more sections behind thick black curtains, they say due to a lack of sales. I paid $177 weeks in advance. (I passed on the pricey meet-and-greet option.) On the day of the event, some unsold tickets are slashed to single digits.

I get reassigned to another section as the Clintons’ audience space shrinks. But even with all the herding, I’m still looking at large swaths of empty seats — and I cringe at the thought that the Clintons will look out and see that, too. It was only four years ago, after all, that Canadians were clamoring to buy tickets to see the woman who seemed headed for history.

“HISTORY”? I’m sorry, Maureen, but that’s HERstory, and no… Hillary wasn’t headed there on election night either.

Dowd’s column was titled “Curtains for the Clintons” — and she’s not exactly a conservative.

Anyway, the real beauty in the Clintons’ tour is that there’s no stop in Wisconsin. Just perfect.

Customs & Border Patrol busting an MS-13 gang member puts a crimp in the liberal media’s ‘mostly women & children’ narrative

Maybe Jim Acosta would like to weigh in on this one

Not that this will surprise many of you, but it turns out the “migrant caravan” might not be the 100 percent peace parade the Left has made it out to be:

Democrats have informed us that concerns about this kind of thing are unfounded, paranoid and even racist:

The incident occurred at approximately 6:09 p.m., when agents encountered a man just east of the Calexico Port of Entry suspected of being in the United States illegally. After a short interview, the man told agents he is a Honduran citizen and active gang member with the notorious Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) international crime organization. The man also told agents he traveled to the United States border with a large group of people from Central America intending on filing for asylum in the United States.

The man was taken to El Centro station for further questioning. At the station records checks revealed the man is 29-year-old Jose Villalobos-Jobel, a citizen of Honduras. Again, Villalobos confirmed his story of his gang involvement and intent on entering the United States illegally.

Villalobos will be held pending his processing and repatriation to Honduras.

A while back CNN’s mega-hack and drama queen Jim Acosta tried to show up Trump about the caravan but instead beclowned himself in light of what we now know:

(h/t me, except at Twitchy)

HuffPost describing why Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is ‘problematic’ shows why progressives are impossible to parody

Here’s even more proof that when there are progressives around, there’s no need for humorists, satirists or comedy writers in general:

Imagine living your life that way!

Harvard, Yale scientists have a plan to do something about that pesky sun warming the earth

When real life collides with The Simpsons

The “scientific” left in this country are determined to do something about a problem they say threatens the whole of humanity, even if they have to accidentally kill everybody in the process:

That’s just how I like my “settled science” to sound — with alleged solutions that start with “it sounds crazy, but…”

From CNN:

Scientists are proposing an ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change: spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth’s atmosphere.

The research by scientists at Harvard and Yale universities, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, proposes using a technique known as stratospheric aerosol injection, which they say could cut the rate of global warming in half.
The technique would involve spraying large amounts of sulfate particles into the Earth’s lower stratosphere at altitudes as high as 12 miles. The scientists propose delivering the sulfates with specially designed high-altitude aircraft, balloons or large naval-style guns.

Nothing better than an “as-yet unproven way to tackle” a problem that is as-yet unproven. But at least they’re admitting that it’s the sun that is in fact warming the world.

When real life collides with The Simpsons: