Open Thread

Democrats have started a pre-emptive campaign against possible Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Their choice of tactic seems to be vicious, anti-Catholic bigotry. I don’t think this will work out for them as well as they think.

Their real worry is that on the matter of jurisprudence, Barrett seems unimpressed with the legal reasoning behind Roe and other such decisions. This is natural as the reasoning was specious, at best. Democrats are trying to fire up their base – and scare off a few hand-wringing GOP Senators – by raising the specter of a ban on abortion. Thing is, they are lying, as usual. Even if Roe is overturned entirely (doubtful: Justices like to keep precedent going), all it would do is return the issue to the States, or to the people (you know, where the 10th Amendment left it). My bet is that all but a few States would keep it legal, at least in the first trimester. I’d still be pleased by this because any move towards ending it is a good thing…but we’re a long, long way from any sort of political coalition which would outright ban abortion nationwide. More than likely, all any future Court will do, however, is allow States to impose various regulatory requirements on abortion – bans on late-term abortions; requirements for fully informed consent; that sort of thing.

The Experts are still uniformly predicting a good mid-term for the Democrats – from moderate Democrat gains to a gigantic, Democrat wave. They’ve got their polls and analysis of the off-year elections we’ve had coupled with historic trends. It is all very impressive…but, I just don’t see it. I’m fully prepared to be absolutely wrong, but I just don’t see it happening. All I can say is that primary turnout doesn’t indicate a massively large and enthusiastic Democrat base; it also doesn’t indicate a complacent or dispirited GOP base. The RNC is awash in money while the DNC is effectively broke. True, the Democrat House and Senate campaign committees are in good shape, but so are the GOP committees…on balance, the amount of money the RNC has to throw at races places the money advantage squarely with the GOP…and it makes me wonder: if the GOP is doomed and dispirited and Democrats are all fired up, why this money gap? I’ve read stories claiming big GOP donors are done with Trump’s GOP…and I believe them; but, still, the GOP has more money, overall. Where’s it coming from? Is it from people who didn’t used to be GOP donors, thus indicating that there’s a new infusion of supporters for the GOP? Is the DNC being broke an indicator that many long-term Democrats are moving away from the Democrats? Time will tell – personally, I think the GOP will win in November, perhaps win big. But, we can really only wait and see.

Mexico has elected an idiot President in a landslide. He’s like a caricature of the Third World socialist we’re all familiar with…everything is the fault of American Imperialism and if he’s just given full power, everyone will get rich. I get why Mexicans voted for him: if you think our Ruling Class is corrupt and out of touch, then let’s just say that compared to Mexico’s, our nitwits are verily reincarnations of Cincinnatus. For 100 years, Mexico has been ruled by corrupt politicians. Frustration led to the election of the one guy who seemed to be against it – except that some of his team are clearly involved in it. I predict utter disaster for Mexico…the good news it that Mexico’s Constitution says a person can only serve one term as President. The bad news is that leftists like this guy never pay much attention to what a Constitution says. Now is really the time to build the wall.

Don Surber has been keeping track of those who crossed Trump and then had their lives go south. It is a long list.

Robert Stacy McCain’s brother is having medical and insurance troubles – if you can spare a bit, maybe kick in a couple bucks?

5 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Cluster July 3, 2018 / 8:00 am

    personally, I think the GOP will win in November, perhaps win big.

    I agree 100%. For years now, if not decades, the Democrats have stood for nothing and pandered to everything and as a consequence, the far far left has taken over the party.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) isn’t extreme enough for the far-left, according to a Democratic writer.

    Sanders, it seems, was used as a transition to get left-leaning Americans to embrace socialism, and now his usefulness is declining among the far-left.

    Bernie Sanders is now too far right for the Democrat base, I just don’t think America is ready to elect a screaming mob of angry socialists who want open borders and free everything.

    • Amazona July 4, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      Aside from the obvious—to people who think—-that no one on the left end of the political spectrum can be in any way “right-wing”, Infowars is advertising its ignorance of actual political philosophy and its dependence on Identity Politics. From the farthest edge of the farthest Left, peering toward the center and the Right on the other side of the center, anything from that perspective is relatively Right, but “right-wing”?

  2. Cluster July 3, 2018 / 8:26 am

    NOT ONE liberal media outlet has reported on this:

    Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, along with Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko, wrote, “We have concluded that the employees [Democratic systems administrator Imran Awan and his family] are an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening the integrity of our information systems and thereby members’ capacity to serve constituents.”

    The liberal media is as dangerous to this country as any outside threat is. Their lack of reporting and on some issues and the blatant cover up of other issues make them complicit in two of the greatest political scandals ever to hit this country – Russia Collusion and the DNC rigging of the primary against Sanders and the employment of the Awan family. And while I type this, the traitors on MSNBC are hoping Michael Cohen has dirt on Trump.

  3. Retired Spook July 3, 2018 / 10:53 am

    More and more conservative commentators are writing about our seemingly inevitable progression (pun intended) as a nation toward violent internal conflict and the death of civility in our society. I think we’re in a race to see who blinks first, but one thing you can almost bank on — the Left has a Plan A and a Plan B. Plan A: harass Conservatives until someone or some group snaps; and Plan B: if Plan A fails, embark on a campaign of violence and figure out a way to blame it on Conservatives.

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