Smooth

Democrats are complaining that the "transition" to the putative Biden administration is being obstructed. They claim the transition from Obama to Trump was free of such drama. It was "smooth." This is a myth. But, never mind the petty obstructionism from the Obama administration: It's at about this stage of the Obama/Trump transition that the… Continue reading Smooth

Mindate

Until Friday the word "mandate" meant a clear and convincing, if not resounding, message from an electorate. It meant full-throated approval of a candidate's policies by a significant majority. Biden claims his "mandate" includes "action on COVID, the economy, climate change, and systemic racism.” With Joe Biden's assertion that he has a mandate - though… Continue reading Mindate

Guise and Thralls

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. -James Madison Andrew McCarthy is, IMO, the best single analyst writing about the Obama administration's Russia-centered conspiracy to depose Donald Trump. Here, he proposes a novel theory about one part of it. Unmasking? The Real Story… Continue reading Guise and Thralls

Withdrawal pains

"There is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free." -Barack Obama, on the withdrawal of the case against Michael Flynn So much to unpack in a short sentence. Of course there are many precedents for getting off (we'll get to "scot-free" later) from being… Continue reading Withdrawal pains

Comic genius

I have had my difficulties appreciating The Donald’s sense of humor, but during his Presser yesterday, he was cool, calm, measured … Presidential, and delivered one of the most brilliant set up lines in history. He made the press look like a bunch of dyspeptic gibbons. Admittedly, a low bar.“Why do you keep calling this… Continue reading Comic genius

Serial Dreyfus affairs

Seriously recommended. Michael Flynn's defense lawyer, Sidney Powell, discusses how corruption at the Department of Justice over the last twenty years has jeopardized the rule of law, and given us a two tiered, politicized justice system. Your blood will boil. Just over an hour. Made possible by Hillsdale College. Want to see a heroine? Watch… Continue reading Serial Dreyfus affairs

Nancy and the Chamber of Deplorers

This - Gertrude Himmelfarb & the Enlightenment - is a recommended read. I was vaguely aware of Himmelfarb, but have never read her. Based on this article, I will be correcting that. A slice:Some historians have been led ... to claim that at different stages of his life there were two different Edmund Burkes, one… Continue reading Nancy and the Chamber of Deplorers