Remember on election night 2016 when Paul Krugman said this?
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.
You know that the NY Times’ Nobel Prize-winning economist is rarely correct — the above prediction is just one of the many examples — so don’t put any money on this doozy either:
The good news is that the same guy said on election night that markets would never recover, so I'm currently willing to bet zero dollars on this one coming to fruition: pic.twitter.com/U4RN4THCaY
So let me make a last-minute appeal to Republican senators who care about America’s future, if there are any left: Don’t do this. A vote for Kavanaugh will be a vote to destroy the legitimacy of one of the last federal institutions standing.
Not only will people die, but the Constitution itself will be killed off if the constitutional process for installing a Supreme Court justice is followed? That’s Krug-tastic!
Basically lefties like Krugman are always going to think a SCOTUS that isn’t left-leaning is “illegitimate.” Nurse Ratched needs to bring a meds cup to these people STAT.
Senator Cory Booker swung for the Tony Award fences at the Kavanaugh hearing today with this dramatic performance which he referred to as a “Spartacus moment,” which was actually the same old clown show we’ve seen the last couple of days:
Booker said he risked his Senate career by releasing classified material but it had to be done in order to save the Republic, or something. The Democrats seized the moment to make Booker a Resistance hero:
Senator Cory Booker displayed the kind of political courage today that Republican leaders don't possess. Thank you for exposing the truth, Senator.
There was just one detail Booker didn’t mention because it would have spoiled his performance: The documents were cleared for release the night before:
Senate Judiciary Committee staffers tell our @GriffJenkins that the documents SenBooker released today were already agreed to and cleared late LAST NIGHT. Not clear exactly which senators knew that before Booker publicly announced he was willing to violate policy and release.
Lots of 2020 ads getting filmed under the Big Top today
The Senate hearing for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh quickly turned into such a clown show that rumor has it the Dems contacted the Ringling Brothers via Ouija Board for help in organizing the entire three-ring circus.
It started with Dems, most using the occasion to film 2020 presidential campaign sound bites, calling on the hearing to be adjourned because of documents they say exist that they want to see before voting “no” on the nomination anyway:
It’s a “perverse process” just because Booker doesn’t like who won the presidential election — too bad the Dems insisted on trying to drag a crap candidate across the finish line because they felt she was entitled to the job.
And of course another Dem angle is protesters:
VIDEO: Protesters arrested in the hearing room for Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing asking the hearing to end. pic.twitter.com/ZCTcuwq7qZ
Keep on dancin’, dickweed. Now read this from the Justice Department yesterday (underlining is mine):
Philadelphia, PA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Juan Ramon Vasquez, a citizen of Honduras, pleaded guilty today to illegal reentry after deportation. In May 2009, the defendant was deported from the United States. Thereafter, in March 2014, the defendant was found back in the United States by U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) officers. At that time, Vasquez was in the custody of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons.
The City of Philadelphia thereafter chose not to comply with a detainer lodged by ICE for the defendant, who was instead released from custody by the Philadelphia Department of Prisons. After his release, the defendant was rearrested and convicted for rape of a child and unlawful sexual contact with a minor. The defendant is currently serving a sentence of 8 to 20 years in state prison.
The defendant, having now pleaded guilty to the federal charge of illegal reentry after deportation, faces a maximum possible sentence of two years in federal prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on November 20, 2018, by the Honorable Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro.
“The facts of this case highlight the danger posed by the City of Philadelphia’s decision to disregard ICE detainers and release previously deported aliens from local custody,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “Those of us in the law enforcement business should be doing everything in our power to protect vulnerable children from predators like Vasquez. Instead, this defendant received a free pass from the City of Philadelphia and its Department of Prisons, headed straight back into our community, and committed a heinous crime he never would have had the chance to commit had the City of Philadelphia complied with the ICE detainer.”
But Democrats care about kids so much, or something.
How these mayors keep getting away with ignoring federal law while sending criminal aliens off to potentially harm or kill others is anybody’s guess.
Former Virginia governor and longtime Clinton toady Terry McAuliffe shifted into fear monger overdrive after President Trump announced he’s nominating Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice. As a result the potential body count could be in the millions, according to a Democrat so slimy a hagfish once sued him for copyright infringement:
The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh will threaten the lives of millions of Americans for decades to come and will morph our Supreme Court into a political arm of the right-wing Republican Party.
Between tax cuts and repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regs along with Gorsuch and now Kavanaugh, the body count is now somewhere in the hundreds of millions if we add up all the Democrat predictions.
If Trump gets one or two more SCOTUS picks in the next few years, it’ll be the largest figurative death toll in human history.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, and Democrats are crapping themselves as President Trump prepares to nominate another justice:
Key Senate Democrats swiftly urged McConnell not to hold a vote on confirmation until after the midterms. They cited the Kentucky Republican’s decision to block then-President Barack Obama’s nominee for the seat vacated by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death until after the 2016 presidential election. The gambit paid off, as Trump won the presidency and nominated the conservative Gorsuch, who has already had a meaningful effect on the court’s decisions.
“Our Republican colleagues in the Senate should follow the rule they set in 2016 — not to consider a Supreme Court justice in an election year,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday. “Senator McConnell would tell anyone who listened that the Senate had the right to advise and consent. And that was every bit as important as the president’s right to nominate.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, agreed with Schumer. The California Democrat said “there should be no consideration of a Supreme Court nominee until the American people have a chance to weigh in.”
At least two other Judiciary Committee Democrats, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Kamala Harris of California, said they concurred with their party’s leader. The panel holds hearings for judges and decides whether to recommend them to the full Senate. Republicans have an 11-10 edge on the committee and can put judges through along party lines.
Hmm, I don’t remember the Dems sweating so profusely when Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option which still allows judges to be approved via simple majority vote in the Senate. Remember this five years ago?
Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to consider filibuster reform. It had to be done.
The Clintons personally paid an IT worker from the State Department to set up and maintain their secret email server, and you just knew this spin was coming from her campaign:
The unusual arrangement helped Clinton retain personal control over the system that she used for her public and private duties and that has emerged as an issue for her campaign. But, according to the campaign official, it also ensured that taxpayer dollars were not spent on a private server that was shared by Clinton, her husband and their daughter as well as aides to the former president.
The Clintons running a pay-to-play “foreign donations to the Foundation for State Department favors” scheme through a secret server set up by a guy who is now pleading the Fifth was a service to the taxpayers! MSM, you have your marching orders!
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is enjoying her brush with celebrity after charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, but she’s being very selective about which information her office wants made public.
About three weeks before Freddie Gray was chased from a West Baltimore corner by three Baltimore police officers — the start of a fatal encounter — the office of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby asked police to target the intersection with “enhanced” drug enforcement efforts, court documents show.
“State’s Attorney Mosby asked me to look into community concerns regarding drug dealing in the area of North Ave and Mount St,” Joshua Rosenblatt, division chief of Mosby’s Crime Strategies Unit, wrote in a March 17 email to a Western District police commander.
The email was disclosed for the first time Tuesday in a motion filed in Baltimore Circuit Court by defense attorneys for the six officers being prosecuted in Gray’s arrest and death. The attorneys said Mosby’s involvement in the police initiative means that she should be removed from the case.