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TGIF – November 23, 2018

November 24, 2018

The 116th Congress.

Will Nancy Pelosi be House speaker?

Considering that her opposition is melting away faster than ice cream left out of the fridge, the chances are pretty good.

That spokeswoman of progressiveness, AOC, has committed to support Pelosi “…as long as she remains progressive.” Note to Alexandria. She will remain whatever she needs to be until she gets the votes she needs, but as soon as you’ve served your purpose, she will slap you into line so fast your head will spin like a top.

Pelosi has also neutralized Brian Higgins and Marcia Fudge.

Don’t forget, this is a lady who knows where ALL the skeletons are buried, so if she can’t buy her opposition off with a juicy committee chairmanship, or by offering monetary or legislative rewards, she can darn well compel obedience in other ways.

A voice of caution

Sometimes the country gets so wrapped up in its own inner conflicts that we don’t see ourselves as others see us.

“Max” came to the U.S to visit relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. Max, a retired professor of world history,  is a resident of an eastern European country, one that has been occupied by both Germany and Russia in the last century.  He is concerned about some of the rhetoric he hears in our country.

Sometimes I hear echoes of the creation of Nazi Germany here. For instance when some groups or public figures praise anyone who is not Caucasian, and call white Christian women racist or white men toxic .What is this ‘toxic’?

That is what Hitler did to Germany . He and his people spent a lot of time convincing ordinary mostly tolerant Germans that everything bad in their lives was the fault of the Jews, and from that we got the Second World War and the death camps. Today it looks like white Americans are some people’s Jews.

So, I understand that a long time ago white people in America owned black people.  That happened in almost every European and British country, but it hasn’t been true for many generations. It is history, and it is time to put that behind us.  Not forget it you know, but not to make excuses because of it either.

I see people who apologize for America. This country is not perfect, but it is very much better than so many countries in the world.

I think people should be concerned about why so many people are trying to make America seem like a bad place. Those people, they want something, and that is not a good condition.”

Previewing coming attractions.

Apparently Democrats are willing to test President Trump on his threat to shut down the government over border wall funding.  Welcome  to the playbook for the next two years.

The difference between now and a few years ago is that people now consider border security, including a wall where it is useful, to be something worth taking a stand over.

That undoubtedly has something to do with the “phantom” caravan in Tijuana. It’s amazing how having a few thousand people demanding to be let into the country heightens the immediacy of the situation.

With that in mind, maybe the Dems don’t want to make immigration reform the hill they are willing to die on this early in their reign.

From → op-ed

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