With Ford allegedly testifying tomorrow, and Kavanaugh definitely testifying, what better time for a Kavanaugh illustrated edition (plus a little extra)?
With Ford allegedly testifying tomorrow, and Kavanaugh definitely testifying, what better time for a Kavanaugh illustrated edition (plus a little extra)?
The Masterpiece Cakeshop decision is a small speed bump in the progressive’s war on religion, as well as a roadmap for the future.
The progressive attempt to use “gay rights” as a cudgel to destroy the Judeo-Christian religions in this country hit a very small speed bump today with the Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Court held that Colorado had impermissibly denied a bakers right to free exercise of religion. Most media are describing the decision as “narrow.” It was a 7-2 decision, with only the most liberal justices, Sotomayer and Ginsburg, dissenting. So it was not a narrow decision in that sense.
The decision is “narrow” in the sense that the opinion is closely tailored to the unique facts of the case. The majority opinion was written by that budding gay romance novelist Justice Kennedy – the same man who has authored every Supreme Court decision finding for homosexuality and, usually, against religion since 1996 (Romer (Equal Protection clause applies to homosexuals) Lawrence (religion cannot be used as a basis for laws), Windsor (striking down the Defense of Marriage Act), and Obergefell (creating a right to gay marriage out of whole cloth)). His opinion is anything but a clear vindication of the Judeo Christian right of religious conscience. Almost to the contrary, Kennedy’s opinion is nothing more than a warning to progressives that, if you are going to war on Christianity, hide your anti-religious bias.
An infamous Matt Lauer celebrity roast reveals that our self-appointed “betters” are misogynistic, racist, homophobic, hate-filled vulgarians.
They lecture us about how bad our guns are, even as they live in gated communities and surround themselves with armed guards. They lecture us about climate change, consigning us to crowded buses and to houses that are either punishingly hot or cold, even as they own several supersized houses and jet from one high-end venue to another. They insist on open borders that allow in millions of illiterate, low-skill migrants and refugees, even as they hold professional jobs that immigrants cannot undercut and live in sequestered neighborhoods that allow immigrants in only to clean the house and mow the lawn. They foist socialized medicine on us knowing that, when their own health is at risk, they’ll get the best privatized care.
Moreover, in a way especially relevant to this post, they lecture us on their values: We are evil if we do not support a woman’s unlimited right to commit infanticide. We are evil if we don’t jettison our belief that marriage is a religious covenant intended for one man and one woman. We are evil if we believe that there are two sexes — male and female — rather than the constantly escalating number of gender identities that can change from day to day or even hour to hour. We are evil if we believe that parents should have a say in their children’s lives, rather than allowing schools and government officials to make decisions for our children about sex, gender identity, and goodness knows what else. And of course, we are evil if we believe that America is good and, despite its imperfections, an exceptional nation.
As far as Leftist celebrities are concerned, those of us who disagree with them about matters both social and political are brainless, hate-filled mouth-breathers. They work hard, every single day, to try to control us by subjecting us to maximum government oversight. Only in that way can the world can be turned over to the goodness, light, and tremendous moral sense and compassion that each Leftist celebrity embodies.
I do not intended in this post to offer substantive arguments on any of these issues. Those of you familiar with my blog know that I have addressed all of them at length in past posts. Instead, I want to give you some insight into the values that characterize these people who believe themselves to be our “betters.”
To do that, I’m going to take you back, back, back . . . to 2008. That was the year that 1,900 beautiful people from Hollywood, Washington, D.C., and New York gathered for a friendly, non-televised Matt Lauer celebrity roast. The roast, which The Village Voice wrote about contemporaneously, is in the news today because it was filled with jokes about Matt Lauer’s sexual activities. It therefore proves what we’ve all known about the sex scandal accusations leveled at Leftist men; namely, that everyone knew.
If I were Lauer’s defense counsel, I would argue that these jokes prove nothing beyond the fact that, for whatever reason, Lauer’s sex life was the subject of much joshing amongst his friends. Indeed, they might have made the jokes to highlight that, in a socially liberal environment, he was a prudish model of rectitude who respected his marriage vows. What better way to embarrass someone than to touch upon a subject he likes to leave alone?
But I’m not Matt Lauer’s attorney (thank God) and I’m not interested in whether the jokes prove or disprove that “everyone knew” he was a sexual predator. What I find interesting about the jokes at the roast is the way they reveal the celebrities’ qualities as human beings. It turns out that our holier-than-thou, self-righteous, endlessly hectoring, sensitive, ethically tuned-in “betters” are, in fact, racist, sexist, homophobic, hate-filled, and obscene. Being too near them stains ones soul.
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My trip to Bend, Oregon, which involved a lot of contact with fellow travelers, reminded me once again what a classist society America has become. That’s not to say that America wasn’t a class society before, of course. We had our white collars and blue collars, our urban and rural, and our rich and poor. But as Charles Murray said in Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, it used to be in America that, at least through high school, the children from these differing backgrounds attended the same school.
That’s not true anymore, at least not where I live. Rich children go to fancy, incredibly high-performing public schools (although they’re still handicapped by the terrible California curriculum, which stuffs children with information — often Leftist in orientation — rather than knowledge), while the poor children too often attend barely-glorified prisons. [Read more…]
For those caught in its toils, communism has been every bit as evil as Nazism, except with a greater scope. No wonder, given that they’re the same ideology.
I have written thousands of words about the fact that communism and Nazism are siblings, in that they are both variations on socialism. It’s easy to figure this out because both of their names give the game away: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National-Socialist German Workers’ Party) and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Both were predicated on total state power.
Hitler differed from the Soviets only in that he was willing to maintain an industrial class, which could derive profits from that industry, provided that the industrialists ceded ultimate control and management to the state. Call it crony capitalism, if you like.
To the extent the Nazis fought with the communists within Germany’s borders during the 1920s and 1930s, that was a form of internecine warfare, with both parties struggling to obtain total control. Because they are both totalitarian ideologies, neither Nazism or Communism can suffer a pluralist government. All battles are zero sum games with only one party emerging to hold all power within the state.
Once Hitler obtained total control in Germany, he was in a position to negotiate an alliance with Stalin. These two socialist nations were now fellow totalitarian travelers, at least for as long as Hitler needed Stalin’s aid and military passivity to retain power and aid his war effort. Once Stalin ceased being useful — and once Hitler desperately needed the Soviet Union’s oil fields — Hitler just as easily snapped back into his earlier adversarial posture. It was always about power and never about core ideological differences.
In America, before Hitler attacked the USSR, communists did not support the war. They had no desire to go to war against a socialist state. Their goal, after all, was to see America become a socialist state. If Stalin could tolerate Hitler, so could they. [Read more…]
With his usual acuity, Dennis Prager explains that true morality exists only if there is a God. Absent God, people just opine about what they like or dislike.
The phrase “moral relativism” gets thrown around a lot. The Right things it’s bad; the Left thinks it’s good — indeed, that it is the only non-arrogant way to view the world. With his usual clarity and acuity, Dennis Prager explains why the Left is wrong. Absent an external source of absolute morality — and Prager I both think that the Judeo-Christian God is the best way to define good and evil — people have nothing but feelings and opinions to guide them. And as the 20th century shows, absent God, the wrong kind of demagogue can manipulate these feelings and opinions in a way that leads to tens of millions of dead people, and incalculable numbers of people who live in fear and squalor.
If you don’t have time to watch the video, or you’d like to expand your understanding of its contents, I highly recommend Wolf Howling’s post about the war on religion. He wrote it many years ago, but events since he published it prove him prophetic:
George Washington’s extraordinary accomplishments set the stage for American liberty — so of course Progressives must reduce him to a racist slave owner.
No figure was more central to the birth of our nation, first in war, then as a Constitutional Republic, than George Washington. In 1776, with the Revolution by all accounts lost and our army in tatters, it was Washington who led a ragged band of men in history’s most audacious, decisive and pivotal raids at Trenton and Princeton. It was Washington who, through 1782, kept the military together under unimaginable adversity and who, at the end of the war, stopped a military coup by his unpaid officers. It was Washington in 1783 who, unlike almost all other military leaders throughout history, laid down his sword at the end of the war and bowed to civilian control of the government.
It was Washington, called from retirement in 1787, who presided over the drafting and passage of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. It was Washington who, in 1789, was unanimously elected to serve as our President. And it was Washington who, eight years later, stepped down as President, establishing a precedent of a peaceful and orderly transfer of power. He was, as Lord Byron later wrote, the Cinncinatus of the West.
Few people in history have succeeded under the adversity Washington faced. Even fewer accomplished so much in both war and peace. None but he accomplished those in the furtherance of freedom from government. He is one of the few historical figures that was truly indispensable. And yet . . .
Enter Drake Univ. Prof. Jennifer Harvey – she a progressive with an exquisitely fine tuned sense of social justice and white guilt. Writing an op-ed at the NYT, she asks “Are We Raising Racists?” It seems that her seven year old daughter came home from school “singing the praises of George Washington.” Ms. Harvey found herself “dismayed” at this “one dimensional” teaching of history. Well, history does indeed have countless dimensions, all of which contribute to the context and understanding of any particular event of note. But Ms. Harvey had only a very selective second dimension in mind:
It did not take long for the progressive left to accuse all those who voted for Trump as being (pick one or more) racists, misogynists, homophobes, privileged, uneducated, Hitler clones and / or fascists (list not inclusive.) These progressives have staked out the moral high ground and anyone who disagrees with them can only be evil on par with a Disney villain. Such Trump voters are illegitimate, and thus so is the right of such people to exercise control of government, democracy be damned (unless it favors the progs, of course). PC culture is the thought control used to enforce the distorted obscenity the progs substitute for actual morality. The snowlflakes stock in trade is the heckler’s veto and their goal is nothing short of controlling the police power of government to enforce their brand of tyranny (which would actually look a lot like Stalin’s, I would guess).
My favorite cri de coeur from these prog idiots comes from Paul Krugman, who manages not merely to hit all of the evils listed above in his condemnation of Trump voters, but he adds that Trump voters do not care about the “rule of law.” That, coming from a man who was doing his best to put the unindicted felon Hildabeast in office, may well be the single most hypocritical statement I have ever read. Elsewhere, Zero Hedge has a horrifying roll up of the progs reacting to the election results with riots, flag burnings, and calls for Trump’s assassination (along with, in one case, everyone who voted for Trump). And is there a college campus today (note that the fish rots from the head) where there are not safe spaces, grief counselors and diaper changing stations? The degree of narcissism and entitlement nurtured in these special snowflakes is dangerously psychotic. Visit Ace for Exhibit 1.
But even that pales in comparison to the most insidious of the vitriol which comes from the professional race hustlers, such as that by Slate’s Chief Political Correspondent, Jamelle Bouie. What a worthless piece of garbage. Then there was this bon mot on MSNBC from Van Jones.
I am so, so tired of this. Unfortunately, these slanders and libels against Trump voters are allowed across our air waves unchallenged. It will continue until these people start to pay a penalty for this crap. I look forward to the day when people begin to look at being falsely labeled a racist with the same degree of violent anger that I would fully expect a black person to feel at being labeled with a racist epitaph.
At any rate, I am merely writing here to point out that nothing in the exit polls support the wild accusations being made by the prog left. Nate Cohn, the NYT’s data guru who is filling the hole left there by Nate Silver, tweeted out a response to Mr. Jones that “Clinton suffered her biggest losses in the places where Obama was strongest among white voters. It’s not a simple racism story.” I hope Mr. Cohn already has his next job lined up.
As the data from the exit polls is flooding in, all of the numbers point to the conclusion that there is no objective basis for the charges of racism. The percentage of whites who voted for Trump – 58% — was actually a percentage point less than those who voted for Romney in 2012. The problem for the left was that not every Hispanic and Black bought into the need for voting straight progressive as the race hustlers would have them, nor the need to show up and vote. Among both Latinos and Blacks, Trump outperformed Romney. Most importantly, some ten million less Latinos and Blacks showed up to vote in 2016 than did in 2012. I am sure Van Jones, faced with that fact, would chalk it up to an incredibly efficient voter suppression effort by white Trump voters.
Not that any of this will matter to progs. They may be fact free, but they are narrative strong. Do not expect to be able to engage in rational debate with most of these people. We are beyond the point of any possibility of bipartisan agreement or governing with most of them. They want to play winner take all. There is no room for tolerance or dissent in their world. We should engage in rational debate whenever possible, but we must be prepared to play winner take all as well when it is not. Given that most of these people are pajama boys and Triggley Puffs, I like our odds.
My dear friend Lulu has something to say about the latest attacks against Donald Trump:
So I happened to look at Buzzfeed today, that Internet site that gives millennials a mixture of entertainment and distilled news all made in easy reading packages and animated with gifs. There were 8 “news” feeds about horrible octopus groping Trump. Eight. All essentially saying the same thing. In case you missed the point with the other seven. Oh yes, and one link about wonderful Hillary getting a major Latino endorsement.
Also, in case you haven’t been following Wikileaks, it turns out that the DNC and the Clintons have had a Pravda-like partnership with the media. They colluded to get rid of Bernie and succeeded. They colluded to give Hillary the debate questions before the debates. They colluded to attack Trump in the debates and go gently on Hillary. They colluded to promote Trump as the candidate figuring he was the easiest to defeat. They colluded to simultaneously release smears about Trump’s alleged groping, all coincidentally by Democrat party hardcore supporters.
So permit me to say that whatever the media says now affects me very little any more. Every Republican candidate, even a Mormon Boy Scout like Mitt Romney, has been characterized as evil incarnate. You know, a dog torturer, a cancer a victim murderer, etc. The charges make a mega mountain out of a miniscule nothing-burger molehill. They exaggerate, imply, create innuendos, report rumors as facts (remember the fabricated story about McCain having an affair with a lobbyist as BIG frontpage NYT news?).
So who cares anymore? It’s like the endless accusations of triggering or racism. Repeated ad infinitum. It’s meaningless. It loses its power. Whatever. Shut up.
Just look at this picture of Leo diCaprio (and E News’s enthusiastic caption):
As past posts show, my attitude towards Trump is that I don’t like him, but I like Hillary even less and fear her more. There are occasions, though, when I really want to vote for Trump, and the fascist attack on Trump supporters in San Jose yesterday marks one of those occasions. Hot Air has a photo/Tweet essay that gives you the full flavor of the occasion. Here’s just a taste of what happens when the Left meets democracy:
This is awful. Trump supporters are getting beat up on live TV. @Jacobnbc reports cops are only now getting around the protesters.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) June 3, 2016
(I can’t figure out if Tur’s outrage arises because of what’s happening to Trump supporters or because the Left dared to rip the smiling mask off its face and reveal the evil behind it while on live TV. Nothing like bad writing to create ambiguity.)
I called 911 but no one answered. Donald trump protest in San Jose, CA pic.twitter.com/LwaWyeYZfq
— Marcus DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) June 3, 2016
Watch: The moment a Trump supporter, surrounded by protesters, is egged in the face, hit by other food. pic.twitter.com/qYFdwJWvrS
— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) June 3, 2016
At 40 seconds into this video, you can see another Trump supporter get sucker punched:
Bad as that was, the Hillary-loving, Democrat mayor of San Jose, abandoning the Left’s insistence that one must never blame the victim, said that this was all Trump’s fault:
“Our police officers have done an extremely courageous and professional job so far,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo told the Associated Press by phone. “We’re all still holding our breath to see the outcome of this dangerous and explosive situation.”
The mayor, a Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, criticized Trump for coming to cities and igniting problems that local police departments have to deal with.
“At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign,” Liccardo said.
Of course, this is precisely the same reasoning that sees the Left earnestly opine that we can’t say Islamists are violent lest it makes them violent. With this kind of leadership, it’s no wonder that Liccardo’s police simply stood around and watched as Trump supporters were getting beaten up:
Police are just watching as a Trump supporter is getting surrounded by a mob live on @MSNBC
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) June 3, 2016
AJ Strata correctly identifies what’s going on — it’s called Nazi-style fascism:
The violence reminded me that those who claim Trump is a fascist/racist are actually projecting their own devils onto the GOP presidential candidate. It is these leftwing/immigrant protesters who are mimicking the tactics of Nazi Germany in the 1930’s:
On the night of November 9, 1938, violence against Jews broke out across the Reich. It appeared to be unplanned, set off by Germans’ anger over the assassination of a German official in Paris at the hands of a Jewish teenager. In fact, German propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and other Nazis carefully organized the pogroms. In two days, over 250 synagogues were burned, over 7,000 Jewish businesses were trashed and looted, dozens of Jewish people were killed, and Jewish cemeteries, hospitals, schools, and homes were looted while police and fire brigades stood by.
The true fascists are those demanding California – and the US – are really part of Mexico. Which of course was a region conquered by a different European nation – Spain (that is why Mexicans speak “Hispaniola” – and not Aztec).
With AJ’s post in mind, I think we can put our own spin on Facebook’s carefully neutral summary of the event in its “trending” side bar:
You just know that, back in 1936, Facebook would have written this: “Berlin, Germany. Violence Breaks Out as Jews and Hitler’s Brownshirts Clash at Rally.”
The whole thing is disgraceful, and none of the disgrace belongs to Trump or his supporters. This is Leftism, red of tooth and claw. This is Leftist government that has abandoned the rule of law. This is a Leftist media that makes things up as it goes along. And this is the kind of thing that makes me affirmatively want Trump, rather than just negatively avoid Hillary, who has been a major player in the political, academic, and media institutions that presided over this growing cancer.
UPDATE: In his Goldberg File email (which will get published tomorrow), Jonah Goldberg reminds readers of something that William F. Buckley used to say when Leftists (always Leftists) would opine that there was no difference between the CIA and the KGB, nevermind that the latter routinely made people vanish and then — abracadabra and presto! — turn up dead later.
To say that the CIA and the KGB engage in similar practices is the equivalent of saying that the man who pushes an old lady into the path of a hurtling bus is not to be distinguished from the man who pushes an old lady out of the path of a hurtling bus: on the grounds that, after all, in both cases someone is pushing old ladies around.
If you haven’t read Jerome K. Jerome’s charming Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, first published in 1886, I recommend it. It is a pleasant antidote to today’s Sturm und Drang. But if you like to be mentally perturbed, you can’t do better than to read this post.
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. During a Private Facebook discussion, a British graduate student quoted the Bible to support Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk. When this private discussion got publicized, the university decided it might have offended people, and immediately expelled him from its Master’s program:
Ngole’s future at the university was then subjected to the “Fitness to Practice” committee, which ruled that his conservative Christian beliefs about marriage would negatively impact his “ability to carry out a role as a social worker” and that his post “transgressed boundaries which are not deemed appropriate for someone entering the social work profession.”
The committee ruled that Ngole was to be “excluded from further study on a program leading to a professional qualification.” In late February, the school informed Ngole that he would no longer be recognized as a university student.
“Your student record will be terminated shortly and your library membership and university computer account withdrawn,” Ngole was told. “You may wish to contact your funding body for advice on your financial position.”
Ngole appealed the committee’s decision . . . and lost:
He was told by the university’s appeals office that his post was “inappropriate” and went against outlined conduct. The appeals committee determined that the expulsion was a “proportionate” punishment.
George Orwell published Animal Farm in 1945 and 1984 in 1948. He was prophetic, with 1984 becoming a reality only 32 years after he first predicted an all-controlling government.
Meanwhile, suffer the little children…. There’s not a speck of blood to be seen in this video, there are no bombs exploding, body parts flying, or knives flashing, yet it is one of the scariest videos I’ve ever watched:
The Washington Times published an excellent article pointing out the hypocrisy of Apple, PayPal, and other corporations boycotting North Carolina because the state said biological males and females should use separate restrooms in public places:
PayPal drew a line in the sand when North Carolina enacted a law prohibiting people from using the restrooms of the opposite sex, but critics say that line got washed away on the shores of Malaysia, a nation that consistently ranks among the least LGBT-friendly in the world.
The company canceled its plan to build a global operations center in Charlotte after the passage of HB2, which CEO Daniel Schulman called discrimination against the transgendered. He noted that the move would cost North Carolina 400 well-paying jobs.
But Malaysia’s Penal Code 187 — which punishes homosexual conduct with whippings and up to 20 years in prison — did not stop PayPal from opening in 2011 a global operations center there that it estimated would employ 500 workers by 2013.
Whether it’s Apple opening stores in Saudi Arabia or American Airlines looking to dominate the Cuban travel market, many of the companies that have threatened to cut business ties to North Carolina over its bathroom bill are eager to do business in countries with regimes far more repressive of gays (and everyone else).
Read the rest here. It’s well worth your time.
I posted the article on Facebook and, as I expected, my Leftist Facebook friends went on the defensive. One comment acknowledged the hypocrisy but said that North Carolinians were no better because they don’t follow all the rules in Leviticus (such as refraining from wearing clothes made of two fabrics).
It’s illuminating to have Leftist friends on Facebook. This showed up on my feed when another Leftist friend “liked” it:
Both the person who originally used Facebook to pass on that tweet and the person who liked the Tweet (which is how it crossed my radar) seem oblivious to the fact that Scalia’s body is not harboring another life. Even if one disagreed with Scalia, he had a morality-based, coherent world view that erred in favor of promoting life. The people who celebrate his death objected to him because he tried to put barriers in the way of their killing others.
As I always say, as an old-time Democrat myself, I can envision situations in which I would support abortion. However, whenever I read modern Leftists on the subject, I am so repulsed by their single-minded focus on killing that I want nothing to do with them or their belief system.
Children intuitively understand that the person who can cause pain is the person with the most basic, easily-accessible form of power around. No matter how many times I told my two when they were little that making someone feel happy is every bit as much a show of power as making them sad or hurt, when the lust for power came upon them, they tried to inflict sorrow and pain on family, friends, and enemies every time.
Expressing power through inflicting pain is quick, easy, and satisfying to the most primitive, undeveloped parts of our brains. Which gets me to Leftists….
Not too long ago, I wrote a post explaining that Leftists have a punitive governing style. The free market metes out natural consequences, both good and bad. If you create a desirable product or offer excellent service, the market will reward you with money. Conversely, if you create a shoddy product or offer lousy service, sooner or later the market will catch up with you and punish you, again financially. How the market treats you depends on how you treat the market.
Leftists, however, like to hand out consequences based upon metrics they determine, which are quite often unrelated to bad market behavior. Profits, which are a good thing in an honest market, are bad things to socialists. Bernie therefore promises to use the power of government to punish those who dare to profit too much (with “too much” being defined by Bernie’s subjective standards). Likewise, socialists don’t believe in natural market-based rewards for good products and services. Instead, they believe in using the power of government to reward their friends and cronies. Everyone who doesn’t earn a reward is bad and, therefore, merely by existing as an unrewarded actor in a socialist economy, satisfies the Left’s lust for punitive power.
This Leftist love affair with the dark side of power animates what is currently the loudest movement on the Left — the Black Lives Matter movement. Like locusts swarming crops, the Black Lives Matter activists are never still. Instead, they’re constantly in motion identifying and punishing new “racial perpetrators.” First, with the springboard of the Michael Brown “hands up; don’t shoot” canard, it was police forces, even though in many majority black communities, the police are a very thin blue line indeed between black predators and their black prey.
Yet another government lie. Is everything we think we know about the cost of living data false? And worse, is the actual cost of living increase we’re facing in the double digits in many cities? The Chapman Index says we’re the victims of a sustained lie hiding how much less our money buys. In other words, inflation is much worse than you realize.
Rank and file Marines horrified by Obama orders. Actual Marines, not people who just pretend to be military experts for the sake of advancing the Obama administrations social re-engineering goals, are appalled by the demand that the Marines feminize everything, including the word “rifleman.” Incidentally, I found this link on the Facebook feed of a young Marine friend who raised in Progressive Marin. He noted that nothing can re-engineer the fact that, at a basic biological level, women aren’t as strong as men — and no amount of gender illusions will change that reality.
Conservative voters like Cruz. GOP establishment figures have always hated Ted Cruz, which I think is because he’s made them look like what they are — liars who told the voters one thing and then voted with Obama on just about everything. Now that the Republican primary is narrowing, the principle that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” appears to be coming into play, and the GOP is starting to line up behind Trump (who has, like the GOP itself, a distinguished RINO record on many issues). It’s worth remembering, therefore, that ordinary people — voters, not players — like Cruz.
Thomas Sowell on elections. Elections aren’t about revenge or anger or “making a statement.” Instead, as Sowell says, “They are held to choose who shall hold in their hands the fate of hundreds of millions of Americans today and of generations yet unborn.” My brain is always a better and smarter place after reading Thomas Sowell. I wish more Americans, especially young Americans, would read him. Sadly, it turns out that, thanks to 50 years of Leftist control over education, too many of America’s so-called best and brightest are a terribly ignorant group of people who know nothing about America’s history, constitution, or political structure. (H/T Sadie)