The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see. – Winston Churchill
Well, the Dems now have a rip that’s hard to hide – they are a bit fragmented after the election didn’t turn out as bought and paid for, and their intramural shenanigans were exposed to the world, and everyone now wants to become the DNC chairman. But the real split is between the Bernie and Hillary factions – Bernie is still not sharing his list of double dummies who bought into his communist-lite copy. But not to worry, they’ll find a way to come together and continue tearing down the vestiges of what the Founders left us. The Agenda21 goals are still there waiting to be fulfilled; there are more items that need to be checked off.
Union columnist Mr George Boardman, who also graces these pages from time to time, made a remarkable assertion in his 16jan17 column comparing the gains and pains to different constituencies from a Trump presidency – “For Trump’s detractors, the worse will mean a halt to the social advancement of those of us who aren’t white heterosexual males, an end to that annoying “political correctness,” more polluted air and water, an end to reproductive and other rights women have taken for granted, and a general coarsening of what passes for civility.”
It’s hard to catch all the head-turners in that breezy list, and I wager that many did not. In what recent decade were white heterosexual males still deemed by anyone to be advancing socially in America? What evidence is there that Trump can outdo the EPA’s and other agencies’ screw ups in creating “more polluted air and water”? Withdrawing federal funding of abortions suddenly spells “an end to reproductive and other(sic) rights women have taken for granted”?!! And the “general coarsening” of “civility” occurs almost entirely when leftwing thugs smash windows, burn and loot stores, defecate on police cars, and trash public parks and streets when they rally and march, all in the name of demanding their civil rights (aka more money from the government).
The Clinton Global Initiative is kaput. This demonstrates in the most convincing way possible that the whole Clinton thing has been a ‘pay for play’ scam of magnificent proportions. How many of us were vilified by the local lefties when we pointed this out in the months before November. Today it's suddenly hard to find people who voted for Hillary and will still defend the woman, her crooked family, and corrupt enterprises. The lamestream has also been cooperatively reticent to report the countries, international bigwigs, and tinpot dictators who pulled their CGI ‘memberships’ and ‘donations’ after Hillary’s loss. But there is an upside – little people will get to hear Hillary and Bubba who are now much more affordable and available to speak at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Resume Speed, Oregon.
[update] Ever wonder why no one has brought up Sen Ted Kennedy’s documented entreaties to the USSR to help defeat President Reagan in his 1984 re-election has never made the news? That would open some eyes now focused on the unfounded allegations breathlessly reported about Trump’s personal life and contacts with the Russians. Where are the banner headlines? (more here, here, and here)
The Left’s reconstruction of Obama’s legacy now in full swing includes a prominently paraded and most remarkable meme claiming that our first half-black president’s tenure was scandal free. Leftwingers (including some RR readers) have been employing that narrative in the attempt to cover up the trials and tribulations visited on us by both Clintons and paint the pre-inaugurated Trump administration as being already corrupt. In ‘Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free Administration’ Is a Myth’ Messrs John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky set the record straight.
“Trump’s extreme agenda” according to Mayor de Blasio is the new president’s intent to enforce federal immigration laws in self-declared ‘sanctuary cities’, while the political leaders of such cities that harbor illegal aliens, who are fugitives from justice, are not practicing an extreme agenda when they break the laws of the land and impede federal agents attempting to enforce the law. And to think otherwise makes one a radical rightwinger and racist. Such is the normal working of a liberal mind.
[18jan17 update] Is it now safe to say that The Union is solidly a leftwing newspaper? Given the strongly-denied, recent longer term audit (here, here, and here), the current spate of pre-inauguration columns and letters, today punctuated with an unmistakably partisan editorial (here) by the paper's Editor Mr Brian Hamilton, it seems that there is no question about which way our local paper leans, or has toppled. No blame, no shame about all that unless they continue to bullshit the community that they are still an impartial observer and a balanced voice about matters socio-political. Most certainly it is not what the local looney Left claims is "The Tea Party Gazette".
President Obama, true to established form, today delivered two whoppers during his last news conference as president. He told us of an America that still has a “small sliver of folks” who are doing very well, (seatbelts please) while the rest of the country “struggles for scraps”. Then he gave us the reason for that being that “people of color” aren’t out there doing enough voting because the “United States is the only country among developed countries that makes it harder for people to vote.” Ever try to vote in Denmark, or Germany, or the UK, or … without having to prove your citizenship and/or residency? Nevertheless, it is most appropriate that the man exits spewing consistent copy that has characterized his term in office.