This won’t surprise anybody, but Hillary Clinton has spotted a “constitutional crisis.” What is that “constitutional crisis”? It’s that Hillary Clinton lost the election:
Trump and his cronies do so many despicable things that it can be hard to keep track. I think that may be the point—to confound us, so it’s harder to keep our eye on the ball. The ball, of course, is protecting American democracy. As citizens, that’s our most important charge. And right now, our democracy is in crisis.
I don’t use the word crisis lightly. There are no tanks in the streets. The administration’s malevolence may be constrained on some fronts—for now—by its incompetence. But our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back. There’s not a moment to lose.
As I see it, there are five main fronts of this assault on our democracy.
No, she’s not still bitter, why do you ask?
One of the things, according to one of the worst presidential candidates in recent memory, that needs to be done to prevent future “assaults on our democracy” is obvious:
And you won’t be surprised to hear that I passionately believe it’s time to abolish the Electoral College.
The Constitution should be changed because a crappy candidate who felt entitled to the job, called half the country “deplorable,” pledged to put coal country out of work and was so certain of victory that she didn’t even go to Wisconsin? How about “no,” Hillary.
Taking shamelessness to new heights
The wind-up from 2017:
Federal prosecutors said Monday that they aren’t convinced claims U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez cavorted with underage hookers – widely seen as discredited – are false.
Lawyers for the New Jersey Democrat last week asked a federal judge to dismiss charges that the senator took bribes from a Florida eye doctor, Salomon Melgen, and in exchange used his power to do business and personal favors for him.
Prosecutors said the hooker allegations against Sen. Bob Menendez ‘were not so easily disprovable as the defendants suggest.’
And the pitch, from yesterday:
How is it possible for a human being to be so completely and utterly shameless?
But at least Bob Menendez just provided all the evidence we need to show why Bob Menendez shouldn’t be in the U.S. Senate.
This morning CNN’s Jake Tapper asked lefty super-socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez where around $38 trillion would be found in order to pay for her utopian plan of free everyting. Can you spot anything remotely resembling any kind of actual answer here?
Transcript from Grabien:
TAPPER: “Your platform has called for various new programs including Medicare for all, housing as a federal right, federal jobs guaranteed, tuition free public college, canceling all student loan debt. According to nonpartisan and Left leaning studies friednly to your cause, including the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities or the Tax Policy Center, the overall price tag is more than $40 trillion in the next decade. You recently said in an interview increasing taxes on the very wealthy, plus an increased corporate tax rate would make $2 trillion over the next ten years. Where is the other $38 trillion going to come from?”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “One of the things we need to realize when we look at something like Medicare for all, Medicare for all would save the American people a very large amount of money. What we see as well is that these systems are not just pie in the sky. Many of them are accomplished by every modern civilized democracy in the western world. The United Kingdom has a form of single payer health care, Canada, France, Germany. We need to realize that these investments are better and they are good for our future. These are generational investments so that they are not short-term band-aids but they are really profound decisions about who we want to be as a nation and how we want to act as the wealthiest nation in the history of the world.”
TAPPER: “Right. I get that. But the price tag for everything that you laid out in your campaign is $40 trillion over the next ten years. I understand that Medicare for all would cost more to some wealthier people and to the government and to taxpayers, while also reducing individual health care expenditures. But I am talking about the overall package. You say it’s not pie in the sky but it’s $40 trillion is quite a bit of money. And the taxes that you talked about raising to pay for this, to pay for your agenda, only count for two. We’re going by left-leaning analysts.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “Right. When you look again at how our health care works, currently we pay — much of these costs go into the private sector. So, what we see, for example, is, you know, a year ago I was working downtown in a restaurant. I went around and I asked how many of you folks have health insurance? Not a single person did. They’re paying — they would have had to pay $200 a month for a payment for insurance that had an $8,000 deductible. What these represent are lower cost overall for these programs. Additionally, what this is, it’s a broader agenda. We do know and acknowledge that there are political realities. They don’t always happen with just a wave of a wand but we can work to make these things happen. In fact, when you look at the economic activity that it spurs — for example, if you look at my generation, millennials, the amount of economic activity that we do not engage in. The fact that we delay purchasing homes, that we don’t participate in the economy as purchasing cars as fully as fully as possible is a cost. It is an externality, if you will, of unprecedented amount of student loan debt.”
TAPPER: “I am assuming I won’t get an answer for the other $38 trillion. We’ll have you back and go over that.”
When a leftist politician calls a huge price tag a “generational investment” that means the massive debt gets shoved off on another generation who will realize it was a monumental disaster and they got saddled with the crippling financial burden for another progressive failure.
Ocasio-Cortez — another proud graduate of the Biden School of Economic Theory:
Hurricane Florence brought with it another opportunity to play “what’s wrong with this video” thanks to a Weather Channel reporter:
The Weather Channel’s explanation is as embarrassing as the video:
“It’s important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted,” the network said.
Science! Except people who are exhausted exaggerate less, not more.
Oh, and keep in mind that these are the same people pushing climate change alarmism, but I’m sure they wouldn’t exaggerate about that stuff. /s
The above video reminded me of this classic:
Thursday night, the New York Times reported that $50,000 was spent on curtains for Nikki Haley’s office at the U.N. and they were put in last year. The Left, naturally, went nuts, which fortunately isn’t much of a stretch for them. But what the Times didn’t point out until well into their story obviously designed to slam Haley, was that the remodeling decision was made and approved in 2016, during the Obama administration. After many hours of hearing about it, the paper made a correction:
But by then it didn’t matter. The BS story had started at the New York Times:
And made its way around the media world in record time:
Pathetic. When the money was allocated, Samantha Power was the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. The Times added Haley for some added Resistance hate clickbait, and got their hand stuck in the “fake news” honey pot.
But remember, NBC News’ Chuck Todd says the reason people distrust the media is because of Fox News. Mainstream media “journalists” are among the least self-aware people on the planet.
These people are incapable of feeling ashamed
An M.D. is the new president of Planned Parenthood, and do you know why she wanted the job? Because, I kid you not, “I wanted to fight for our most vulnerable individuals.”
Planned Parenthood must also help abort their leaders’ self-awareness before they get the job.
This leak will pour cold water on the Dems’ recent appreciation for “anonymous sources”
Breitbart News obtained video of a Google leadership team meeting that was held the day after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election. It’s incredibly telling:
The Dems have shown a tremendous appreciation for anonymous sources lately, but this might temporarily put a stop to that:
A video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay amongst the tech giant’s leadership, coupled with a determination to thwart both the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the globe.
The video is a full recording of Google’s first all-hands meeting following the 2016 election (these weekly meetings are known inside the company as “TGIF” or “Thank God It’s Friday” meetings). Sent to Breitbart News by an anonymous source, it features co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, VPs Kent Walker and Eileen Naughton, CFO Ruth Porat, and CEO Sundar Pichai. It can be watched in full above. It can and should be watched in full above in order to get the full context of the meeting and the statements made.
Yeah, these are the people who deny there’s a pro-Dem bias among social media outlets:
Notice this Google exec says a colleague referred to the Dem side as “we” in reference to Clinton’s loss:
Geez, even Ben Rhodes didn’t take Hillary’s loss that hard. Imagine shedding tears because your terrible candidate of choice couldn’t win an election — that’s some cult-like zeal there.
Google claimed, get this, that the video doesn’t provide any evidence that personal feelings impact the company’s decisions:
The full video can be seen here.
Gee, why do so many Americans distrust the media?
The Trump presidency has made liberals so effing insane that even the mainstream media is heavily infected with TDS. Here’s just one example:
Trump hasn’t even been in office two years and already he’s trying to help destroy the Carolinas, or something:
President Trump issued several warnings on his Twitter feed Monday, counseling those in Florence’s projected path to prepare and listen to local officials. That was good advice.
Yet when it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit. He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. It is hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change. But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters.
As Rahm Emanuel once said, “never let a crisis go to waste,” and the mainstream media was paying attention. In other news, the mainstream media wonders why two-thirds of Americans view them with skepticism.
Next up from the WaPo editorial board: Hurricane Florence and how Russia made it worse with Trump’s help.
Did you know that nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the 2016 election season? Shameless Dem Sen. Angus King drew that comparison on Tuesday during comments that amazingly didn’t culminate in a bolt of lightning from on high striking him down for the nauseating level of sheer gall:
Sen. Angus King on Tuesday compared Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
Maine state Sen. Eric Brakey, the Republican nominee seeking Mr. King’s seat, posted an edited video Tuesday of the independent giving a speech commemorating Sept. 11 at a Lewiston fire station.
“They used airplanes into towers,” Mr. King said of the 9/11 hijackers. “Now people can use the click of a computer key in St. Petersburg, Russia, to attack.
“It’s an attack that continues and it’s the same kind of attack today that occurred in 2001,” he added.
As Alec Baldwin’s character Blake said in Glengarry Glen Ross, “Never. Stop. Closing!”
Douchebag of the week.
Chicago has been run by Democrats since 1931, but look who this dickweed, who has been a Democrat member of Congress for Illinois for 35 years, blames for all the shootings in that city:
That’s got to be in the top 10 of the most shameless tweets so far this year.
If anything, Chicago’s a Petri dish showing why the gun laws the Dems love do not work, which is why they have no choice but to blame Republicans.