The Supreme Court Got DACA Wrong

Now, I’m no legal scholar. I’m not an attorney, and I’ve never played one on TV. In fact, I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. I stayed in my home. But the Supreme Court got their ruling on DACA wrong, and there’s a very easy explanation to it that any five year old could understand (apparently John Roberts isn’t five yet).

DACA, which stands for “Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals” was an executive order that was given by Bobo Obama. He did it to make sure that if a kid is illegally brought across our border by an illegal alien, the kid is free to stay in this country so long as the executive order is valid.

Now, let’s talk about executive orders. Presidents make them all of the time. In fact, in his eight years in office, Bobo Obama signed 276 of them (146 of them the first term, 130 of them the second term). Compare that to Donald Trump who is about 3 1/2 years into his first term. He has signed 77 of them. An executive order is a policy that a president can affect. It does not have the weight of law because Congress hasn’t passed it. But it’s the executive branch’s policy. It can be overturned by any succeeding president.

Until Thursday.

The Supreme Court said that Donald Trump cannot overturn the Obama-era executive order just like that! IF he wins re-election, he can certainly do it, but he did it “arbitrarily and capriciously, and therefore violated administrative law.”

But the high court said that Trump’s argument that DACA was unconstitutional needed further proof. Huh? Since when does a sitting President have to prove anything? Most of the 77 executive orders that Trump made were overturning Obama executive orders. So, in essence, you have to have a damn good reason to overturn an executive order. You don’t have to have a damn good reason to make one in the first place.

In every case surrounding immigration and illegal aliens, John Roberts, the court’s Chief Justice, has sided with the liberals. Why it’s such a big step to make sure that the people living in this country are legal citizens and not illegals that cross the border just because they want to get here is beyond me. Actually, the high court’s ruling was pretty “arbitrary and capricious”, though it will stand. It now has the weight of law.

Trump immediately called for Roberts to resign, as did several other conservative lawmakers. Ah, but Trump needs to be careful on this one. Being a “consistency guy”, I recall very clearly that a guy named Merrick Garland wasn’t given a chance to get an up and down vote after being nominated by Bobo Obama during his last year in office. Remember how the GOP said that they should wait until after the election? Well, Trump is in the last year of HIS term. Shouldn’t the same logic apply now? If he beats Biden this fall, then great! He can go ahead and nominate more justices in the coming four years. But if Biden were to beat Trump, the 5-4 sometimes conservative edge evaporates very quickly if someone like Clarance Thomas or even John Roberts decides to step down.

Don’t forget, you’ve got two liberals on the high court, Steven Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who are in their 80’s and could drop at any minute. A Trump victory would certainly give him the ability to overturn any executive order he wanted in that case!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Most Hated Man In Washington

If you want to know who is the most hated person in Washington, DC these days, you have to look no further than former National Security Advisor, and former UN Ambassador, John Bolton. He has become the man that has zero credibility on both sides of the aisle and has a book scheduled for release this next week. Neither Democrats or Republicans have many nice things to say about Bolton, who has been a right-wing nut job for most of his career.

The book, which is already number one in the New York Times Bestseller list, called “The Room Where It Happened” has Republicans up in arms because Bolton didn’t get the book vetted by the NSA and the CIA prior to its release. The GOP side of the aisle says that Bolton has written about classified material, without getting clearance. Donald Trump and William Barr have taken the bent that the Department of Justice is considering filing some criminal charges against Bolton.

Meanwhile, Democrats are very upset. They went through a three-year battle to impeach Donald Trump, and have said that had they known what Bolton has alleged in his book, they could have thrown a whole lot more at Trump’s impeachment rather than just the Ukraine phone call Trump made. As one Democrat put it, “When we needed Bolton’s testimony, he was nowhere to be found, he turned and hid. And then he shows up after impeachment like the fireman that shows up after the building has burned to the ground and asks to help.”

The thing to understand is, John Bolton has been a controversial figure from his arrival in DC. He upset the left time and time again to the point they wanted nothing to do with him. Now that he has a book attacking Donald Trump, they still don’t like him, but it’s because his information could have been used in the impeachment trial.

Bolton has been fired from most of the jobs he’s held in Washington. He was also the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs under George W. Bush. George H.W. Bush also had Bolton take the job of Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. He was the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Division under Ronald Reagan, and before that served under Reagan as the Assistant Administrator of USAID for Program and Policy Coordination.

So, it’s fair to say that Bolton is a guy that can’t seem to hold a job very long. He was Trump’s National Security Advisor for about 18 months. And Donald Trump, who puts loyalty above pretty much everything else, realized early on that Bolton was a loose cannon and couldn’t count on him to be loyal to the president who hired him. And, it appears Bolton’s only reason for working in the Trump White House was to get information to write a book.

Actually, the left may have been right about Bolton all along. It appears that he could very well be dangerous, exaggerate the truth and lie, and only look out for one person… John Bolton. At best, he’s a blowhard with no credibility (but one helluva moustache!), and at worst, he’s a traitor that needs to be tried and executed if he’s spreading classified information to the public. What’s funny is even MSNBC host Chris Hayes blasted Bolton for trying to cash in on the betrayal of his country. And that came from Trump-hating MSNBC!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Welcome To CHAZ

It’s happened in one of the most liberal cities in the country, and it’s happened apparently with the mayor’s blessing. The new country of CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) has been formed in a part of Seattle, Washington.

In CHAZ, there are no police allowed. Anarchy reigns supreme, and the mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan said that the takeover of a four-block area was nothing more than a “block party” and a “summer of love”, a throw-back to the old Height-Ashbury days of the 1960s in San Francisco. Actually, it’s nothing like that.

The rioters have taken over a police precinct, changed the name on the building from “Police Precinct” to “People’s Precinct”, and have demanded that the building become a community center.

Donald Trump has told Durkan and Washington Governor, Jay Inslee that either they get control of their city back, or Trump would show up to do it for them. That brought a rebuke from the socialist mayor. In the end, the Seattle Police Chief told reporters that it was not her decision to abandon their precinct building, and it’s very evident that she is at odds with Seattle’s socialist mayor.

So, in the end, CHAZ has become the 2020’s “Occupy Wall Street” movement. It’s basically the same thing. The protesters will undoubtedly leave when the weather turns cold. Oh, the feelings will be there, but the one thing I’ve noticed about liberals and their protests, they don’t like it when the weather gets bad. So, I guess you could call them, “Fair Weather Liberals”?

Look, I get we all have the right of peaceful assembly. That does not mean you destroy and deface buildings. You don’t burn buildings for any reason, even the death of another black man in Atlanta, allegedly at the hands of a white police officer Sunday morning. That means you show up and march, you can carry signs, and you can chant. You don’t riot, you don’t loot.

Donald Trump is right on one thing with all of this. Anarchy cannot in any way shape or form be tolerated or allowed to happen, even if the socialist mayor of Seattle agrees with the protesters and looters and rioters. If that is allowed to happen, our country will city by city fall to Antifa. I have a feeling that’s not about to happen. I have a feeling that if it starts to happen, there will be more dead bodies in the streets and that would be a very sad day. Our country doesn’t need to go through another civil war, but if that’s what it takes to solve this mess, bring it on.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Dems Want Biden “In The Basement”

If you’re like me, and you start seeing Donald Trump making stupid comments, stepping on his male member more often than not, and the media picking up on it and running crazy, it’s disheartening. If you’re like me and you hear people like Mattis or Kelly come out and say that they’re not for Trump, that he’s bad for the Constitution, you think something is wrong with them. When you see people like Mitt Romney or Colin Powell say that they’re voting for Biden this year, you have to wonder about their sanity.

And you wouldn’t be wrong.

But what you also have to know is, the higher ups in the Democrat party are more than happy to keep their presumptive nominee in the basement of his home. They don’t want to see him out on the campaign trail any more than he has to be.

Terry McAuliffe told a group of Virginia Democrats that Democrats actually want to see Biden stay in his basement. McAuliffe told a Norfolk breakfast meeting of Democrats, “Oh, people are always saying that we’ve got to get Biden out of the basement. He’s fine in the basement. He is seen by two body people a day and that’s it. Let Trump be Trump.”

Which is exactly what I’ve been saying all along.

Democrats feel that Donald Trump making gaffe after gaffe over COVID-19, or George Floyd, or the riots that ensued are hurting his chances to win reelection. And he may be right. The problem that Trump has right now is that he’s also pretty much in HIS basement. He’s at the White House and isn’t out doing what he does best, which is campaigning in front of tens of thousands of people. Biden is best in his basement because he sucks at campaigning and only draws a handful of people. When Trump gets back out on the trail, and people start seeing the tens of thousands of enthused people, his numbers will indeed go up. And Biden will look more and more like loony Uncle Fester, locked away and not allowed outside.

Trump needs enthusiasm and a crowd…a friendly crowd to get people juiced about him again. And he needs to crow about his accomplishments, lay out his plans for the next four years, and criticize “Sleepy Joe” for being in his basement…not on Twitter, but in real life at a real podium. And for the American public to hear the cheers of the crowd when he says it. You don’t get that on Twitter. You get the million or so leftists leaving snide and snarky remarks. It’s gotten so that Twitter is no longer the bully pulpit it was four years ago. And the mainstream snowflake media isn’t going to give Trump anything of a benefit of a doubt.

One thing Terry McAuliffe did say that I thought was interesting. He said that “2020 is going to be far different than 2016 because we’re not going to have that clown Comey running around ruining it 12 days before an election!” That may be true. Jim Comey is long gone. But what McAuliffe isn’t saying is that you’re most likely going to have the Durham Report come out and as Attorney General, William Barr said on Tuesday, there are names on that list that everybody is going to know. That is also going to hurt Biden, though his name, and that of Bobo Obama will be suspiciously absent from that list.

Biden is up right now, with Trump not campaigning. I get that. And as always, the race will tighten. My hunch is that as it tightens, Biden will want to debate Trump, even though he probably shouldn’t. The pressure for presidential candidates to hold debates in this day and age is over-whelming, though it’s not really an historical thing. We went a lot of years without the candidates debating. In fact, the first televised debate was back in 1960, when Kennedy beat Nixon on TV and Nixon beat Kennedy on radio. It wasn’t until 1976 that the next presidential debate would be held, between Ford and Carter.

In the end, this is going to come down to enthusiasm. And it’s going to come down to enthusiasm about Donald Trump. Are the people for Trump more enthused than the people against him, because Joe Biden isn’t going to have a big enthusiasm for him. The Democrats will be voting against Trump, not voting for Biden.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Trump Is Losing It

I’m really sorry that I have to say this, but you had better prepare yourselves for the inevitable. Unless something major changes in the next five months, you’re going to be watching the inauguration of Joe Biden.

Donald Trump is costing himself the election.

Trump is making gaffe after gaffe in this whole affair over George Floyd’s death. He was already on shaky ground with less than qualified leadership, long, rambling diatribes during daily briefings in the whole COVID-19 affair, and now, most of his own cabinet are starting to turn on him.

I have said months ago, that the election was Trump’s to lose, and that’s exactly what he’s doing. This isn’t Joe Biden surging because he’s proving to the world he’s a great leader. He’s still a lying, gaffe-prone machine that can barely get two words out. What has happened is that Donald Trump has become unhinged. And his own staff is turning on him in record numbers.

Former Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis came out and basically said that Trump is a threat to the Constitution. Now, I don’t believe that, but it’s not very helpful when a former cabinet official rails in a magazine article against the President. And current Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, who probably will be losing his job soon (if he hasn’t already), came out against Trump when he said he couldn’t support Trump enacting the Insurrection Act because of the nightly riots.

Look, Trump stepped in it big time when he went to St. John’s Church the other day. It was nothing more than a photo op, and it was poorly executed. Trump has not been able to differentiate, at least to the public, the difference between the daytime protesters over George Floyd’s death, and the nighttime rioters that have destroyed parts of several cities across the country. He really hasn’t shown leadership, and has shown that he wants to rule with an iron fist. While I think he needs to quell the rioters, he’s coming across more like Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, and less like Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have supported Donald Trump over the past four years, and continue to do so in light of the fact that his opposition is a bumbling idiot. But he has stepped all over a campaign that should have been nothing short of a landslide and turned it into a race I’m not sure he can win. His poll numbers are down to 39% now nationally. No president has ever won re-election with numbers that low. He is behind big time in Wisconsin (9 points), Michigan (4 points), and in Arizona (3 points). And he carried all three states in 2016. If he loses those three, he loses the election, period.

Trump needs to find his leadership voice and start being presidential. That has been my complaint on him from day one. You can’t act like you’re hosting The Apprentice while you’re running the country, and that’s exactly what he’s done. The oddsmakers now have Joe Biden winning the presidency, and they are rarely wrong. And IF Biden is actually leading, there is no way he would risk the lead by debating Trump one-on-one. He will basically let Trump continue to make mistake after mistake and will just run against his many mistakes. He won’t have to come up with his own plan, just basically retort, “I would NEVER be that poor of a leader”, and America will fall in line with him.

Trump needs to wake up in the next 30 days, or the GOP should find a different candidate to run before their convention in August!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Reparations?

In the midst of all of the riots and unpeaceful protests that have been happening over the past 10-14 days, Robert L. Johnson, the founder of BET, has come out with a proposal for reparations to African-Americans. Johnson says that only when reparations are paid by the white majority to the black minority will there be equality in the country.

Now, this is a proposal that has been bandied about for decades, mostly by black lawmakers, and mostly by exceedingly liberal black lawmakers. And it makes me think of several questions.

First of all is what is the cost? Johnson is saying that some 42 million blacks would each get some $357,000 if they were descendants of slaves. I think that would be very difficult to go back and prove that someone was a slave some 200-300 years ago. Second, the cost of such a move would be upwards of $14 TRILLION! That’s live five times what we’ve spent during this Coronavirus situation, which has been the most expensive outlay in our country’s history.

And it makes me wonder…IF (and I know it would never happen) it were to happen, would every single African-American stop feeling that they were discriminated against? Would they say, “Hey…I’ve been paid for the sins of the past, and I think it’s time to move on.” I doubt it. Would it stop all of these nightly riots? And most importantly, is that the solution to a national racism problem?

Those are all questions that frankly Bob Johnson doesn’t have any answers to. He says it all would work out. But there isn’t any answer coming forth to whether it stops all of the riots, whether it solves racism, and whether blacks would feel that it would mean they are no longer discriminated against.

Frankly, I wouldn’t be in favor of such a proposal for several reasons. First of all, we are talking about something that happened at the very earliest 160 years ago (which makes it 1860). There isn’t anyone alive today that either discriminated against blacks by owning slaves, or that were slaves. It’s much different from paying Japanese-Americans who were interred in camps during World War II. They were the ones that were interred…not their great-great-great grandchildren, who had no connection to their slave relatives.

I personally take the proposal as a slap in the face. The mere suggestion of the proposal, I take offense at as I feel it points a finger at me as being racist. Nothing could be further from the truth, and frankly, Johnson doesn’t have the right to accuse me of any wrong-doing. I’ve never done anything against blacks, nor would I. Forget the actual cost of the proposal, which is ridiculous, and forget the fact that you would have no way of making sure that every person that got money would actually be the descendant of a slave.

Such a suggestion by someone that is well-respected as an entrepreneur on both sides of this confrontation is ignorant. Neither President Trump, nor the Majority Leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), have said anything positive of the proposal. In fact, both have said there is no way such a proposal would ever be seriously considered.

Unless and until blacks in this country realize that they most likely aren’t going to be getting any reparations for slavery, and whites realize that they need to have a major change of heart if indeed they feel that blacks and whites are different, we are always going to have this angst. It may go away on and off for a while, but it will always be there.

Frankly, I don’t see a solution coming any time soon!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Wet Socks

It is happening with more and more frequency. the President of the United States, who has been using Twitter as his bully-pulpit since taking over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is sticking his feet in his mouth with alarming regularity. In his ongoing battle with Twitter over comments that he has made, Twitter has sought to add “labels” to the president’s comments, as they work at fact-checking. Now, some of the time, their lead fact-checker, a guy named Yoel Roth, himself a rather verbose and animated guy who has on several occasions expressed his displeasure with Trump in shall we say, non-friendly ways, has mis-labeled Trump’s comments. Roth has also been guilty of violating Twitter’s own terms of service, all the while policing the site.

But recently, Trump stuck his feet in his mouth and chewed on his wet socks once again. His tweet basically said, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” drew a label from Twitter saying that they felt that it was inciting violence. That decision actually came from Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey. The White House clarified the comment, which was made originally in Miami back in the 1960’s by a police chief that was known for inciting violence.

Trump’s comments came as Thursday night’s looting saw 170 businesses in black areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Governor of Minnesota basically took over the city of Minneapolis and brought in the National Guard and the state police. And while we all feel that it was a tragic injustice done to George Floyd, it’s clear that those in Minneapolis and elsewhere are using Floyd’s death as an excuse for the looting.

Was Trump right for using that tweet? It can be argued that he could have been a little more sensitive as to what he says, and the history behind it. But Twitter is meddling in the 2020 election. Jack Dorsey and his crew should be ashamed of themselves of being extraordinarily biased, in allowing China and Iran to tweet their propaganda, but continually censors tweets that are made by Christians, and conservatives.

Trump needs to do what I’ve said all along, which is to lay off the tweets. It’s his fault that he’s put himself in this bind, but Twitter isn’t blameless. Dorsey needs to realize that while he technically may be in the right, he ethically is in the wrong.

And both men chewed their socks this past weekend!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Trumping Twitter

Donald Trump has come out with the outline of what he calls his response to Twitter labeling a couple of his posts. And while I would say he does have a First Amendment right to express his views, there isn’t anything that says that right is valid when it comes to a corporate entity such as Facebook, Alphabet Google, or Twitter. On this front, sorry to say, but I feel Trump is wrong.

If I went on Twitter and started calling say, Nancy Pelosi all of the names in the book, it would be reasonable, unless it was true and I could prove it, that the posts would be taken down, or at the very least “labeled”. My freedom of speech ends when I deal with a corporation on their turf. Case in point: AAA the insurance and emergency road service people have just sent out an email here that says they aren’t accepting cash for a while during the pandemic. Now, there’s nothing anywhere that says any business HAS to accept cash. There is no federal mandate that says they have to accept cash.

Likewise, if you are going to a certain business, and they say that you must wear a banana costume in order to enter their establishment, or you will not be served… that’s the rule. And likewise, if you are an employee at a business, you are not guaranteed “Freedom of Speech” at that business. Neither are you guaranteed “Freedom of Speech” if you enter that business, or use that business.

Donald Trump’s attempt to get Twitter to allow him to say whatever he wants or he’s going to impose a block on the immunity of social media sites to censor or block posts that aren’t obscene, or violent is off base. He’s going to basically impose lifting what’s known as Section 230 of the 1996 Telecommunications Bill, that was signed into law by Bill Clinton. The bill is probably best known for opening up the public airwaves to corporate ownership. Until then, a company could only own seven AM radio stations, seven FM radio stations, and seven television stations.  Section 230 gives social media outlets immunity from prosecution when people other than themselves post objectionable material on their site. Trump wants to do away with Section 230 in this regard.

It’s going to cause a firestorm of legal controversies to say the least. But in the end, businesses have the right to issue rules to the public that will be using their businesses. That does include social media sites being able to either censor material it deems offensive, or attach labels, such as “fact-checking” notices. If it is clearly stated in their terms of service, they have the right to do so. If you as a consumer don’t want to follow that or deem it objectionable, you don’t have to use their service.

And that is the issue going forward. Is it right for these social media giants to play censor and to what extent? Or is it fair game for anyone to say anything they want? Obviously, the Supreme Court will get their chance to weigh in on this in the future. But for now, it’s pretty much Donald Trump screaming foul because a liberal social media site is trying to blunt the message he’s been using as a bully-pulpit since taking office.

Personally, the Telecommunications Bill of 1996 was passed by Congress, and they are the ones that have the ability to change it, not the president. We’ve seen this happen before. A president cannot unilaterally void a bill or change a bill. He can, however, if the bill gives an Executive Branch department the right to regulate a situation, decide to change the regulations surrounding the bill (as was the case with the Individual Mandate in Obamacare). But to change a law needs Congressional approval.

And somehow, in this current environment, I doubt Donald Trump is going to get that!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Fact-Checking Twitter

It’s got to be tough to try and run a business that’s based on opinion and yet, you want to make sure that those opinions only use facts. Well, that’s the position Twitter finds itself in. More and more, social media seems to be clamping down on political talk (thank you for keeping speech free, WordPress!). And in Twitter’s case, it’s become rather inconsistent at best, seeing as who’s in charge of deciding whether something is “right” or “wrong”, abusive or not, is rather politically motivated.

The guy in charge of “fact-checking” Twitter, a guy named Yoel Roth, called Donald Trump “crazy” in his own tweet, yet wouldn’t let Trump use that word, declaring it to be “offensive”. He also was known to have called Trump “a nazi”. Now, how unbiased is this guy going to be? He’s a dyed-in-the-wool Hillary Clinton supporter and suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome. And, the amazing part is, he still has a job.

The latest escapade began when Donald Trump sent out a tweet regarding mail-in ballots as a way for the entire country to run this fall’s campaign. Trump’s objection, as with most Republicans, is that mail-in ballots are open much more to fraud than with using machines to record the votes. Vote harvesting, where someone comes by your house and picks up your ballot for you “to deliver it” to the ballot box, is common. All too often, those folks do more than just “deliver” the ballot. In tight races, the ballot may never get to the ballot box if they find that you’ve voted for the “wrong” candidate.

Also, mail-in voting doesn’t allow for anyone to see that the person that should be voting actually is voting. Instead, it could be anyone! There is nothing that says that anyone is actually watching the person that should be using that ballot fill out that ballot. And how often have we seen sack-fulls of ballots appear after a very close election a day or two late because they were “stuffed in a closet at the Elections Department somewhere”?

Look, the whole mail-in ballot thing is a stupid idea. If you feel you could get COVID-19 because you went to the polls, then REQUEST an absentee ballot. That’s different than everyone getting a mail-in ballot.

And for Twitter to label Trump’s tweet with “Get The Facts About Mail-In Voting” and a hyperlink. That prompted a firestorm. Actually, what Trump said was right, and Roth’s comments were out of line.

Trump’s response was, admittedly, a little over the line, threatening to “shut Twitter down” if they didn’t stop playing partisan politics. Really, there’s very little that Trump can do without Congress on that one. But he can regulate an industry to death. That’s something I think Twitter should think through very carefully before proceeding. Otherwise, they may wake up one morning to find that everything they are censoring or deeming as inappropriate may just have to have a government stamp of approval before going out!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Who Will Get The Blame?

As we wind down the Coronavirus escapade, certainly it will be either the top story or the second top story (if the presidential election surpasses it) of the year, we need to start asking the question, “Are the Democrats right to be pointing fingers at all?” If so, are they right at pointing them at Donald Trump?

I don’t think so.

Frankly, I would suggest that you would first point your blame at the Chinese. After all, they were the ones that let this thing out of the lab. Second, they had a travel ban within their own country and the Wuhan province long before they had a travel ban in place for foreigners coming to their country. It was almost like they wanted it spread to the rest of the world. Third, I just don’t trust that country with much and we’ve put way too much trust in them to manufacture an awful lot of our goods.

Second, do you blame Donald Trump? Again, I’m not so sure. Remember, it was Trump that instituted the travel ban back on January 31st. Nancy Pelosi called it racist and xenophobic at the time, as did Joe Biden. In fact, to illustrate her point, Pelosi went to Chinatown in San Francisco, and invited the world to come in and party there. That was February 24th. Then on March 6th, some six weeks after Trump initiated the travel ban from China, Los Angeles Mayor, Gil Garcetti decided to go ahead and hold the Los Angeles Marathon. So, I’m not really buying the argument that Donald Trump was slow on the uptake on this one.

Now, let’s ask ourselves what Joe Biden, or Nancy Pelosi, or Andrew Cuomo, or Hillary Clinton would have done differently. I haven’t heard a word of “advice” out of any of them. They seem to be out there with the crickets when it comes to usable advice on how they would have stemmed the tide. Oh, they love to blame Trump, but that’s not really helpful. They love to think he cost Americans thousands of lives. But they don’t offer any tips on what should have been done differently. They say he acted too slow, but their actions didn’t show it. I mean, if Trump should have shut down the country earlier than he did, why did Pelosi want everyone to go to Chinatown? She won’t answer that question by the way. I’ve emailed her staff and asked.

The only real criticism I have for Donald Trump in all of this, well, there are two. First of all, his daily briefings were long and laboriously boring. It got to the point where I said here on this blog it would cost him approval rating, and it did. It’s only now starting to climb back up. And the real criticism I have is, never in the history of humanity have we quarantined the healthy as well as the sick. We always have quarantined the sick. Why didn’t we do that this time? Did we really need to shut down the country, or just isolate those that had the virus in the first place? I’ve never heard a really good answer on this point, but frankly it would have solidified the Democrats position if they actually had asked this question.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!