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Cruising the news.

We hate to agree with Alyssa Milano about anything, but she’s right about one answer to abortion on demand…keep your legs closed  (and carry a good, sharp knife) and you’ll probably never need to worry about abortion.

While the majority of us understand that a developing fetus is not a lump of bread dough rising in a woman’s abdomen, one wonders if prohibiting abortions before most women even know they are pregnant might be a step too far.

Seriously though, is abortion really a Federal problem? Just because Roe v Wade was decided in a Federal court, does that make it a Federal problem?  It seems as though some states back freedom of choice while others are so rigid that they are demanding no abortions, ever.

Only 38 out of 50 states have laws on the books that consider the fetus a separate being if a woman is murdered.

Just wonderin’.

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And then there’s immigration, and the ridiculous stand of Democrats, who refuse to even consider using Trump’s proposal as a starting point for adult conversation on the subject.

What the (bleep) is so hard to understand about illegal?

As soon as the subject of merit-based legal immigration comes up, some drooling Dem will trot out the rusty old argument that early in our history we didn’t have any restrictions by merit.

First, that’s absolutely untrue, and second, things have changed.

At first the government was simply looking to find enough bodies to populate the states and territories, but even then you couldn’t enter if you were sick, or didn’t have any skills at all.

This ain’t Disneyland, folks, and besides, you have to be able to pay to go there too.

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And last but not least, Bill De Blasio finally got around to declaring he was in on the run for the presidency.

Whoopee.   No wonder everyone thinks Biden will win the primaries.

Another Obama surrogate?

Seeing as how even the most “woke” Democrats can’t find a way to put Hillary Clinton back on the ticket for 2020, they’re running the next best thing –  Joe Biden.

Biden is essentially the closest thing now that the Obama Democrats have to another Obama term, which is what Hillary was.

There’s no doubt that Joe Biden will come across better than Hillary did, unless of course he leanns too far left and insults the blue collar Democrats too. That’s unlikely, because his stock in trade has always been his ability to scam, er, cultivate the working class.

The Real Clear Politics average ranking has Biden ahead of Bernie by 13 points.  Other polls have Biden up by as much as 18 points over Bernie, with the rest of the pack struggling to get into double digits.

Not that polls matter at this stage of the game anyway. With 23 Democratic candidates all in the hunt it’s amazing that anyone is in double digits.

What is interesting is that Biden, at least as of now, is at best a middle of the road liberal, and he’s smart enough not to try to out-Bernie the self-avowed Democratic Socialist. Biden will be all in on single-payer healthcare, but less so on supporting a guaranteed income or taking people’s  gasoline burning cars away from them, at least pre-election.

And that’s what gives him his appeal.  Various polls rank Bernie-ism as popular with only about 25% of probable Democrat voters.

To those voters who find Trump just a classic boor, Biden knows when to be just one of the boys remember ( ‘This is a big f—ing deal’), and when to present himself more elegantly.

True, he can’t help being an old white guy, but stacked up against Trump, he offers a flashback to Obama, and a less irritating version of both Sanders and Trump.

Still the first primary is still more than half a year away, and who knows who or what will crawl out of the woodwork to run between now and then (think de Blasio)?

 

Dems still looking for dirt.

An article in Politico today that outlines one of the legal tiffs going on over Congress’ attempts to subpoena the President’s tax returns shows that Dems are still obsessed with their Manchurian candidate theory.

A lot of people have wondered out loud why Congress should give a damn about how much money the President made or even lost before becoming President. So did the judge.

The counsel for the House enumerated among other things that it would show whether the President was “…under the thumb of a foreign power…” before running for office.

The House Dems are apparently pursuing Trump’s pre-election taxes on the say-so of the convicted liar, Michael Cohen, who has apparently told them that Trump overstated the value of his real estate holdings in order to get a loan to buy the Buffalo Bills football team.

Considering the amount of money likely involved in that transaction, you would think that even a bank as large as Deutsche Bank would have at least taken a long hard look at the collateral presented to it to confirm Trump’s stated net worth before tackling the request.

At this point, no one should be bewildered about any Democrat’s desire to “get” the President.

If Congress wants to add tax returns or other financial disclosures, such as a cash flow statement, to the three requirements already in the Constitution, they should pass a bill to add the financial information to the required qualifications, not just for the President but for any elected officer.

We might all benefit from checking out the financials of Biden, O’Rourke, or even Schumer, Pelosi, Elijah Cummings or any other congressional office holder.

House of cards?

The Democrat wing in the House of Representatives seems to be made up of a lot of frustrated sheriffs, judging by how many of them want to arrest various members of the Trump administration.

First it was Trump himself, then his son, and currently it is Attorney General William Barr.

It would be interesting to poll the people who voted for the new Democrat representatives to see  if all this political mayhem was what they were expecting from the newbies.

Between arresting people and sponsoring odd bills like H.R. 5, one has to wonder if these people should be being paid as legislators, or as entertainers.

Perhaps it is interesting to see which Dem will come up with the next ridiculous line, but that certainly isn’t the reason they are being paid.

Actually the main idea seems to be to keep the Trump administration so busy defending against political attacks that it can’t get anything else done.

Given that there are some rather important issues out there, that would seem to be an actual attempt to interfere with the governance of the country.

Unfortunately we are stuck with these jokers until 2020, with the exception of three special elections this year.

In the meantime, it would be educational to keep track of how much actual governing is done before 2020.

If the future is anything like the immediate past, we probably need to see a lot of new faces in the House in 2021.

Our stinky Congressional windbags.

For a bunch that worries so much about global warming, the House Judiciary Committee must have raised the global temperature by at least 2 degrees today.

After bloviating and passing gas for nearly eight hours, the committee voted pretty much along straight party lines to hold William Barr in contempt of Congress this afternoon.

And then the chairman, Jerrold Nadler followed up by doing a poor imitation of some tragic Shakespearean character while declaring we were now in a “constitutional crisis.”

Horse pucky.

The only crisis we are in is that we keep paying these people to satisfy their long squelched dramatic inclinations on the national stage.

After all the grade school caliber histrionics, the committee still doesn’t have the unredacted Mueller report, and unless and until some judge rules on whether the grand jury testimony can be released, they are not likely to see it any time soon.

One has to wonder when the President and the White House legal beagles are going to file charges against the Nadlers, Schumers,  Pelosis and the rest of the disappointed Democrat divas for their constant attempts to derail this President.

After all, if it looks like a coup attempt, sounds like a coup attempt and smells to high heaven like a coup attempt, maybe it is a coup attempt.

Another kind of climate change.

Tomorrow we’ll get to see whether congressional lefties will make good on their threat to arrest Attorney General Barr for failure to appear in the House.

While some of them are probably drooling all the way down to their knees over the chance to perp-walk the AG, it’s likely that cooler heads know that they are beginning to set up the same voting climate for 2020 as existed in 2016.

Although no one has ever presented a study to confirm it, many voters weren’t just voting against Hillary or for Trump.

They were voting against the ridiculous charade that we call Congress.

You could probably count on the fingers of your two hands the number of representatives and senators who give a darn about the country or the voters, and have some fingers left over.

It certainly would appear that the members of the House and Senate didn’t get the message.

Take the mess at the border for instance.

The President is right when he says that Congress could fix our immigration laws in 15 minutes if the members wanted to do so.

Interestingly, even the NYT is beginning to admit that there might be just the teeniest little problem at the border, and if Congress has lost the Times, it’s lost the country.

The political climate has gone from stinky to putrid, and once again, the country is heartily tired of it.

The current Democrat front-runner is so out of touch that he thinks he’s been talking to Margaret Thatcher lately.

That must have been one hell of a séance. Or, maybe all older white ladies with British accents look the same to Joe Biden. Who knows?

The 2020 election should be interesting, assuming things don’t improve in the current political climate.

Armchair quarterbacking Mueller.

The various news media are all agog that 3-400 Federal prosecutors nationwide have signed a letter stating that at least per the Mueller report, the President is guilty of obstruction of justice.

Whoopee.

Remember when James Comey laid out the case for charging Hillary Clinton with dereliction of duty and God knows what else, only to wind up insisting that no prosecutor would submit the case to a grand jury?

As we remember, several hundred attorneys and even a retired judge or two howled from the rooftops that Comey had presented enough evidence of wrongdoing so that any prosecutor would have charged her.

We tend to believe that none of the people signing this latest letter were members of the Trump campaign.

Furthermore, at this point no one gives a rat’s behind about collusion, conspiracy or obstruction. No one except some delusional Democrats, of course. It is, or should be, done and over with.

Of course that’s not how Washington works, so we’ve got hacks like Jerrold Nadler and his crew still nattering on about censoring AG Barr and yes, impeaching the President.

It would be nice to know how Donald Trump would govern if he was free of all that folderol, but apparently that’s still a pipe dream.

Seriously, Mr. Nadler, no one cares anymore. As soon as the Mueller report cleared the President of any conspiracy or “collusion” the rest of the country was ready to  move on.

Sorry ladies and gentlemen, but you are going to have to beat the President at the ballot box.

With various Democrat candidates promising to raise taxes, turn healthcare into a government monopoly, and confiscate guns from law-abiding owners while leaving them in the hands of criminals, Dems have a tough enough row to hoe without being distracted by impeachment proceedings.