Andrea Mitchell compares Trump to brutal former Soviet dictator and faces no retribution, JUST LIKE WHAT HAPPENED UNDER STALIN!

Mitchell either proved she knows nothing about Stalin or she’s a totally unobjective, hyperbolic hack when it comes to talking about Trump.

Probably my favorite thing about the mainstream media is that, because of their professionalism and dedication to the truth, they tend to avoid giving false impressions because they refuse to overexaggerate when ta….BWA-HA-HA-HA! Sorry, I figured I wouldn’t be able to say that without laughing and I was right.

NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell defended the honor of her profession that’s getting called out for shoveling loads of BS every day by saying that doing so gives Trump something in common with a dictator who killed some 20 million people:

Monday on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell addressed how President Donald Trump treats the press as “the enemy of the people.”

Mitchell likened Trump to Joseph Stalin, saying what the president attacking fake news is “very dangerous.”

“This is something that we first heard from Joseph Stalin. This is very dangerous. It undercuts democracy,” Mitchell said. “And for years and years, I’ve covered the State Department where we’ve tried to teach and help, advocate with new democracies how to train journalists and how we do journalism.”

Here’s Mitchell either proving she knows nothing about Stalin or she’s a totally unobjective, hyperbolic hack when it comes to talking about Trump:

Irony gold standard: Construction of Obama Presidential Library delayed (guess why)

Hahaha!

As everybody knows, when Obama was president he and his administration had a tremendous love of government regulations:

But sometimes regulation-happy pols fall into their own traps.

Here’s more proof that what goes around comes around:

Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will be delayed until next year because of a delay in the federal review process.

Construction on former President Barack Obama’s center was to start this year. However, the Obama Foundation says it now plans to break ground for the half-billion-dollar project sometime in 2019.

Before the presidential center can be built, the federal government will review its impact on Jackson Park. The park on the city’s South Side is on the National Register of Historic Places. The project’s environmental effects will also be analyzed. Any adverse effects must be resolved before construction is allowed.

Finally an environmental regulation has a positive impact! I hope the damn thing’s delayed ten years due to environmental studies, and when the Obama Library is finally constructed, it should be made entirely out of red tape for the perfect tribute to that part of Obama’s legacy.

Bernie Sanders disputes group’s cost analysis of single-payer proposal for which he hasn’t done a cost analysis

Figures.

So how much would our glorious “Medicare for all” future cost? There aren’t enough zeroes to describe it:

Sanders’ office totally disputes that number:

Responding to the study, Sanders took aim at the Mercatus Center, which receives funding from the conservative Koch brothers. Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch is on the center’s board.

“If every major country on earth can guarantee health care to all, and achieve better health outcomes, while spending substantially less per capita than we do, it is absurd for anyone to suggest that the United States cannot do the same,” Sanders said in a statement. “This grossly misleading and biased report is the Koch brothers response to the growing support in our country for a ‘Medicare for all’ program.”

That’s a strong rebuke from Team Bernie. So what’s the real cost? Er, they have no idea:

Sanders’ office has not done a cost analysis, a spokesman said. However, the Mercatus estimates are within the range of other cost projections for Sanders’ 2016 plan.

Classic!

The reason Sanders’ people haven’t done a cost analysis on their own plan is probably that they can’t count that high. Plus, the price tag for socialist utopia is the “man behind the curtain” — if anybody sees it the game is up.

Break out the tiny violins! U.N. tells member states to pay up because they’re running out of cash

What’ll they do about it? Repo Norway?

Not unlike some of the socialists they help keep propped up, the U.N. is finding out the universal truth that eventually the non-self-sustaining end up running out of somebody else’s money:

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the U.N. is running out of money and is urging members to pay up amid a looming financial crisis for the international body.

In a letter to staff this week, seen by Fox News, Guterres says he has warned member states of a “troubling financial situation facing the United Nations,” which he says is caused by late payments to the U.N. by member states.

“Our cash flow has never been this low so early in the calendar year, and the broader trend is also concerning; we are running out of cash sooner and staying in the red longer,” he says.

The fundraising telethon should be hilarious! And what would the U.N. do to collect anyway? Repo Norway?

Gee, they had plenty of cash to make their NYC headquarters more “green”:

With the capital master plan in its final phase after nearly 15 years and an investment of $2.31 billion, the United Nations must take stock of lessons learned and best practices from the ambitious Headquarters renovation effort to guide the implementation plans of other capital projects and avoid losses, the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) heard today.

As much money as the U.N. burns through, my violin couldn’t get any tinier over news that they’re running out of cash.

Chris Matthews and ‘Hardball’ panelist calm Resistance nerves by assuring Dems the economy will get crappy again VERY soon

These progressives’ fingers are crossed so tightly wishing for an economic downturn that you can hear their knuckles cracking

It’s always a nice window into the liberal soul when they’re flat-out hoping with all their might for the economy to take a dump — because they care so very much about working class Americans!

After taking a break from the economy to report on developments in the 2020 Presidential race, the Hardball panel quickly returned to the upcoming jobs report. Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post weighed in on the upcoming GDP report: “President Trump is going to take a lot of credit for these good numbers, don’t believe him.” Marcus attributed the good economy to “a lot of people who bought things because they are worried about his tariffs and a lot of false growth from tax cuts juicing the economy.” Marcus may have committed a Freudian slip when she admitted that the tax cuts were “juicing the economy.” Marcus then predicted “it’s going to slow down, don’t buy it,” apparently hoping that the self-fulfilling prophecy will doom her least favorite President.
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Matthews pointed out that in spite of all of the good economic news, President Trump still has an approval rating in the low 40s. Maybe if the media didn’t provide wall-to-wall negative coverage of the Trump administration, especially by obsessing over Russia and Stormy Daniels, he might have a slightly higher approval rating. Matthews also wondered “what is he going to be…when we have our recession in two years?”

The RNC should be gathering all this footage, along with Nancy Pelosi calling tax cuts “crumbs” and “Armageddon,” for the mother of all midterm ads.

These progressives’ fingers are crossed so tightly wishing for an economic downturn that you can hear their knuckles cracking:

Video proof: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Bernie Sanders are netting fish in a barrel when it comes to selling millennials on socialist utopia

Yesterday I posted about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attempting to explain how her vision for socialist utopia would be funded, and it was economic incompetence gold. But just as good is this video of young supporters of Ocasio-Cortez trying to answer the same question:

And yet so many wonder why history repeats itself? First off, before spending countless trillions on socialist proposals, can we first spend a few hundred thousand to send all those people to Venezuela for a week (or longer)?

The guy in the video who said “I don’t know where the money would come from but they can figure it out” just might end up with a job at MSNBC! Oh wait, maybe he already did:

We’re $21 trillion in debt, but sure.

(h/t Hot Air)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tries to explain how to pay for her grand socialist visions and it’s pretty much a train wreck

Yikes.

Aside from the usual “tax the rich & feed the poor until there are rich no more” idiotic platitudes that sound like they’re ripped off from Ten Years After, I actually hope the Democrats embrace the approach of their new leftist rock star. If libs want to run on a platform of “providing all your ‘free’ human rights will involve paying skyrocketing prices for gasoline and home heating while the unemployment rate goes through the roof because we’re confiscating the capital of would-be job creators” then let them give it a go.

I present to you Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the future of the rapidly expanding socialist wing of the Democratic Party:

That was more awkward than Bill Clinton walking past the “Intern Day” section at the Hallmark Store. I’d rather have been chauffeured by Ted Kennedy than allow her anywhere near the controls of any economy.

Predictable: Economic growth exceeds 4 percent for first time in years, NY Times explains why that’s not a good thing

This headline would have been WAY different if Obama was still in office.

The GDP exceeded 4 percent in the previous quarter for the first time since 2014:

The New York Times can always be counted on to help the Democrats spin positive economic news during the Trump presidency:

Just a wild guess, but I’m thinking that headline would have been far different if Obama was still in office.

Update:

Yep, I was right. Here’s a NY Times headline from 2015 for a much lower growth rate in 4th quarter 2014: “Growth Rate Put at 2.6% as Economy Pulls Ahead.”

Could they get more predictable?

BEYOND parody: Venezuela prez to implement uber-socialist solution to self-inflicted inflation problem

The most “socialist” solution ever?

This damn well could be the most socialist solution to a self-inflicted problem in the history of the world:

Satire is dead (again):

Venezuela will remove five zeroes from the bolivar currency rather than the three zeroes originally planned, President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday, in an effort to keep up with inflation projected to reach 1 million percent this year.
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The OPEC nation’s economy has been steadily collapsing since the 2014 crash of oil prices left it unable to maintain its socialist economic system that for years provided lavish subsidies while enforcing strict price controls.

Annual inflation in June topped 46,000 percent, according to the opposition-run Congress. The IMF said this week it could hit seven digits this year, putting it on par with the crises of Zimbabwe in the 2000s and Germany in the 1920s.

In the spirit of that “solution” to a monetary problem, I’m going to add several zeroes to all my ten dollar bills and be set for life! It’s apparently as simple as that.

OUT: Mueller’s going to prove Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election! — IN: Hopefully Mueller finds something damning in Trump’s tweets!

The investigation Roomba keeps searching.

The Robert Mueller probe, which is basically a Roomba that will keep sniffing around until it finds dirt directly related to Trump, has reportedly moved on to examining the president’s… tweets:

For years, President Donald Trump has used Twitter as his go-to public relations weapon, mounting a barrage of attacks on celebrities and then political rivals even after advisers warned he could be creating legal problems for himself.

Those concerns now turn out to be well founded. The special counsel, Robert Mueller, is scrutinizing tweets and negative statements from the president about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI director James Comey, according to three people briefed on the matter.

This may well all boil down to Mueller concluding that Trump family members had some unpaid parking tickets, at which point The Resistance who started all this by crying “Russia collusion” will say, “see, we TOLD you he did something wrong!”

But at least the price tag on the attempt to validate the Democrats’ election narrative isn’t costing too much:

I wonder how much that amounts to per Trump tweet that’ll be scrutinized.