Millions of fed-up middle-class taxpayers have fled the state. Their presence as a stabilizing influence is sorely missed. About one-third of the nation’s welfare recipients live in California. Millions of poor newcomers require enormously expensive state health, housing, education, legal and law-enforcement services.
California is now a one-party state. Democrats have supermajorities in both houses of the Legislature. Only seven of the state’s 53 congressional seats are held by Republicans. The result is that there is no credible check on a mostly coastal majority.
(CNN)The National Security Council’s top Ukraine expert told House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that he tried to make changes to the White House’s rough transcript of the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine’s President, including that Trump mentioned tapes of former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The partisan Washington Nationals crowd was not pleased when President Trump was shown on the ballpark’s video screen during Game 5 of the World Series between the hometown Nationals and visiting Houston Astros, as fans greeted him with a crescendo of boos in the third inning of the ballgame.
In addition, fans mockingly yelled “lock him up,” a chant Trump supporters began in 2016 against his opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
If there’s a sentient creature who doesn’t realize how one-sided are the mainstream media, the reactions to the recent report from the State Department on Hillary’s email wrongdoings provides all the proof you need. Many outlets, such as the Washington Post, said that it “clears” her. Well, no. The report does nothing of the sort. Continue reading →
The opening of a criminal investigation is likely to raise alarms that Mr. Trump is using the Justice Department to go after his perceived enemies. Mr. Trump fired James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director under whose watch agents opened the Russia inquiry, and has long assailed other top former law enforcement and intelligence officials as partisans who sought to block his election.
President Trump announced Wednesday that conditions have been met between Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for what he called a “permanent ceasefire” between the two sides and that the United States is lifting sanctions on Ankara that were implemented following the invasion of northern Syria.
— Fox News, October 23, 2019
It was carrots and sticks that resolved the conflict in Northern Syria. Republicans and Democrats were pressing Trump for stepped up military action there. But the president used a combination of negotiations, sanctions, and incentives to avert hostilities. Continue reading →
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Monday defended his repeated attempts to paint President Trump as a Nazi sympathizer, calling it the “comparison of last resort” to portray the true danger the country is facing.
— The Washington Times, October 22, 2019
You’re past outrage, you say? The Democrats/left/MSM cabal are saying and proposing so many outrageous things that it’s hard to track. Beto O’Rourke, say you, is a desperate trash-dealing candidate. He’s throwing Hail Marys hoping to amp up his failing presidential campaign. Continue reading →
Everything about this story says so much about Mitt Romney: his pettiness, his insecurity, his lack of character, honesty, and decency, starting with how it all unraveled: Romney doing business with the establishment media — in this case, the far-left Atlantic and activist-reporter, McKay Coppins, who was originally hired at BuzzFeed to destroy Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.
— John Nolte, Breitbart, October 21, 2019
Is Mitt Romney in league with Democrats to destroy President Trump? If Romney is coordinating with Democrats in some manner, then there needs to be more than fingers wagged in his face. This would be more than Romney’s mean-spiritedness. It would be treachery. Continue reading →
James Fearon, a Stanford University political scientist who researches political violence, called the pundits’ warnings “basically absurd.” But he noted that political polarization and the possibility of a potentially serious constitutional crisis in the near future do “marginally increase the still very low odds” of a stalemate that might require “some kind of action by the military leadership.”
“I can’t believe I’m saying this,” he added, “but I guess it’s not entirely out of the question.”
Voter backlash against the Democrat impeachment inquiry of President Trump and strong support for the president in Kentucky appear to be key factors helping Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in his re-election battle against Democrat challenger Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.
— Breitbart, October 16, 2019
“It ain’t over until it’s over,” goes the cliché. Kentucky Democrat AG Andy Beshear may still beat incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin. The election is November 5. Until recently, though, many political handicappers considered Bevin a dead man walking. He was ranked by a collection of “high profile” polling firms as the least popular governor in the U.S. Continue reading →