That statement is as Clinton as a Clinton can get without collapsing into itself and forming a black hole. It only takes a few words to say “Ok, I haven’t lived up to my rhetoric,” but instead Hillary puts out a statement that’s longer than your average Tom Clancy novel.
Hillary’s spin reminded me of the guy in Forrest Gump trying to explain why he hit Jenny:
Democrats at last night’s State of the Union refused to even clap when President Trump called for tougher action against MS-13 gangs, so it’s no surprise that any Dem who even thought about getting out of line would first take a visual poll before applauding. This is pretty funny:
This video of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin clapping at the Sate of the Union – then hastily sitting down when his party colleagues glare at him …pic.twitter.com/TWgNK158Xk
Permission to applaud = DENIED! And Manchin didn’t want to risk a glare from Nancy Pelosi or his face would have melted faster than those guys who opened the Ark of the Covenant in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
If a broadcast company had said they were going to hold a camera on Nancy Pelosi’s reaction during President Trump’s entire State of the Union speech they might have made a fortune on pay-per-view subscriptions from schadenfreude aficionados. Pelosi has in the past paid comical lip service to calls for “unity,” but here’s how she looked when Trump called for unity right in front of her:
Come on, Nancy, turn that frown upside-down!
#SOTU fun fact: Nancy Pelosi had a bear trap tightly clamped around her leg shortly before Trump's speech began so she can maintain this look throughout: pic.twitter.com/l1IbGKhwvM
The Democrats’ “Trump/Russia collusion” narrative is imploding right on top of them, and now they’re sweating just to keep the fact that it appears the Dems’ accusations of Republican “election rigging” are psychological projections of epic proportions. It now looks like the GOP’s FISA memo will be released this week:
The House Intelligence Committee on Monday evening voted to release a classified memo circulating in Congress that purportedly reveals government surveillance abuses.
The vote was announced to reporters by California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, who called it a “very sad day, I think, in the history of this committee.” The motion passed on a party-line basis, he said.
President Trump now has five days to decide whether he has any objections before the memo can be publicly released.
Nancy Pelosi’s so troubled that she even turned on MSNBC’s Chris Cuomo:
VIDEO: Nancy Pelosi tells Chris Cuomo "You really don't know what you're talking about right now."
Here’s a different portion of the interview. It’s clear Pelosi and the Dems only want “full transparency” about what happened in 2016 if it matches the “Trump/Russia collusion” story they invented to explain the loss of their horrible candidate:
Another solid gold Pelosi moment: “How can you decide if you haven’t read it that it should be released to the American people?” The GOP’s public response to that should be “we have to release the memo to find out what’s in it.”
The bottom line is that the Dems, including those in the Obama administration, never in a million years thought Hillary would lose, and now they’re more rattled than a salsa band’s maracas.
Well look at this: Chuck Schumer nine years ago thinks Chuck Schumer nine years later is full of shit. I more closely align with Schumer from nine years ago, and so does Schumer from 2018, which is why he knew he didn’t have a PR leg to stand on during the last shutdown stand off — hence the cave-in:
“People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens, and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the United States legally,” Schumer said.
“Illegal immigration is wrong — plain and simple,” he continued. “When we use phrases like ‘undocumented workers,’ we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose.”
Particularly amusing is Schumer’s use of “illegals” which was of course because the DNC branding meeting didn’t come up with the much more focus-grouped “DREAMers” label until much later.
The Grammy Awards’ ship smashed into a big iceberg last night, and the irony is it was one they placed in their own path:
It’s a demo low for the telecast, as it still skews young and the audience drops by 24 percent.
Sunday’s Bruno Mars-loving Grammy Awards took a dramatic ratings spill, fetching the smallest demo audience in the show’s history.
The telecast, which ran a bloated three-and-a-half hours, was off by 24 percent from 2017 with adjusted numbers.
It’s the same sound effect I got to use the night Hillary lost:
I just can’t believe that this kind of thing wasn’t enough to keep people from grabbing the remote to watch the “Fingernails on Chalkboards” channel over this:
Not understanding why each state has two senators regardless of the population could be the dumbest thing I’ve ever read coming from a U.S. senator — or at least tied with about nine hundred other idiotic senators’ statements in the past (this means YOU, Harry Reid).
I didn’t watch the Grammys Sunday night, partly because of an inability to shake a feeling that part of the night would be devoted to shedding tears about an election that took place well over a year ago. I was correct:
I just can’t help but continue to rub this in. Remember what Nobel Laureate and genius economist from the New York Times, Paul Krugman, wrote on election night after it became clear Hillary Clinton was going to lose, all while the reaction at her would-be victory party turned into something resembling the scene in Lakehurst, New Jersey on the evening of May 6, 1937?
It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover?
Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications are way down my list of things to fear.
Still, I guess people want an answer: If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never.
Very few “geniuses” have been more wrong than Krugman — same for idiots — but the New York Times continues paying him for that sort of intellectual slapstick while also being forced to help beclown him:
For the first time since the financial crisis a decade ago, all of the world’s major economies are growing https://t.co/rAHTK3jeMi