Pelosi’s Latest Blunder

You can tell whether or not someone is intelligent by the mistakes they make and how they address them. When they keep making the same mistakes over and over and over again, you know either they are listening to the wrong people, or they are just plain stupid. I’m not sure which is the case here, but it could very well be that both apply to Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

On Thursday of this past week, Pelosi announced that she was creating a new House committee to oversee the administration’s Coronavirus task force.

It’s basically a political answer to no one’s question. In fact, Nancy Pelosi was one of many of the politicians that called early and often in this for everyone “to work together”. Now, in Nancy’s world, that meant making sure that the National Endowment for the Arts got money; that the Kennedy Center got money to pay it’s people (and after they got the $25 million, they fired their orchestra “to save money”); that there should be new carbon emissions guidelines for the airlines; that the “Green New Deal” should be adopted; that all of these stupid things that have absolutely nothing to do with Coronavirus relief. And she caught hell for it, holding on to $2.3 trillion in relief because she wanted to give her political cronies money…much like Bobo Obama did back in 2009 when he spent almost $1 trillion to create “shovel ready jobs” that basically bailed out his union buddies.

What happened this time around was that Pelosi listened to Adam Schiff…who is trying to rebound from embarrassing missteps surrounding Donald Trump’s impeachment. So, how do you do that? Well, Schiff, never one to be viewed as smart, decided it was time to double down. After all, you can’t trust the Trump administration, especially when they’ve brought together the greatest medical minds in the country to solve the COVID-19 situation.

So, why did Pelosi do it? Well, she says it’s to make sure the money gets spent appropriately. Actually, it’s to keep in front of the public. Otherwise, with Donald Trump getting about 90 minutes a day on all of the TV outlets in the country, Pelosi realizes that there isn’t anything she can do to top that. Even Joe Biden thought he could give his own Coronavirus updates. That didn’t pan out so well. All that did was make Biden look foolish and uninformed.

Pelosi and Schiff have put this together to do one thing…subpoena more information from the administration to “investigate” what Trump’s task force is up to. By giving the committee “subpoena power” she is at the very least hoping to pull some of the power away from the White House. In retrospect, that’s a fool’s journey. Any subpoena given to anyone on that task force is going to be met with the same response that Schiff saw with all of his subpoenas in the impeachment hearing. It ain’t going to be recognized. And Democrats are going to be screaming that they have no oversight in the whole process. Fact is, they don’t have anything to do now. They’ve spent the money, and their job is basically done.

So, Nancy, Adam, and Jim Clyburn, who will be chairing the committee, do us all a favor. Sit on the sidelines…stay 6 feet away from everybody…and stop screwing up the country!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed…and stay safe!

Where Is Congress?

You’ll have to forgive me for being a little bit cynical today. That’s because I can’t believe what is going on in Washington, DC. Over the weekend, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) unleashed a very childish and untoward barrage at President Donald Trump. Now, I’m totally aware these two are not besties. But still, in a time when both sides of the aisle are calling for government to work together, I find it terribly odd that Pelosi would be breaching her own advice, and slamming not only Trump, but the official Coronavirus task force. It makes me wonder if she’s all there mentally!

Then I realized she wasn’t.

If you go back to World War I, or World War II, or the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, you’ll notice that Congress worked overtime. They didn’t take a break. They stayed in session, even though tradition said that they shouldn’t. So, can someone tell me why it is that in this day and age, with the COVID-19 virus still on the rise in the country, that Pelosi decided to close down the House? I guess all of the talk of working together was really just more Pelosi-blather, right?

And while we’re at it, let’s look at the media. Now, I’ve not been shy of lambasting the media for their terrible coverage of the news coming out of Washington during this pandemic. In fact, I’ve wondered aloud why it is the news media insists on covering the daily briefing when they are pretty much boring, go on way too long, and don’t contain much if any new information from the day before. Apparently, I’ve got some agreement with an idiot at CNN! Don Lemon, who really amazes me that he’s been able to actually hold down a full=time job, has asked the question on the air why CNN covers the Coronavirus update. Now, his reasoning is a little different from mine. He says it’s because Donald Trump lies all the time. That’s pretty much nonsense. And it’s one of Lemon’s cohorts, Jim Alcosta, that shows up at these briefings every day with “gotcha” questions for Donald Trump. So, let me ask the question…why doesn’t CNN tell Alcosta to cool it?

Well, the reason for that is simple. CNN is doing anything they can to show their dislike of Donald Trump. They haven’t been a fan of his and have covered him with about 98% negative news since he won the election back in 2016. For them, Jim Alcosta is a foot soldier on the front lines.

But Alcosta and Lemon are just two examples of why the media ranks at the very bottom of the approval list of various institutions and people that are involved in the Coronavirus. I fact, well over half of the country (and even about 40% of Democrats!) say that the news media’s coverage of COVID-19 is terrible. Lemon and Alcosta are just two of the many reasons why.

I’m not saying there is a lot Congress should be doing (or could be doing), but it’s the optic of them leaving town during a crisis that is totally wrong. And Pelosi’s ranting and raving about how Donald Trump and his team are doing such a bad job is a joke. She has tied up more funds for longer than anyone in this country. She is the one that should be ashamed of the way she’s acted in a time of national crisis. In fact, Nancy Pelosi is a national buffoon. She fits in perfectly well with the CNN’s and MSNBC’s of the world who forgot what news coverage was all about!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Enough Already!

OK…there are a couple of unrelated items that have to be brought up, because as I sat listening to the latest news yesterday, it hit me. There’s way too much showboating and grandstanding going on in Washington, DC.

First and most annoying is the Senate Democrats trying to stop the emergency aid to Americans. Yes, some of the money is going to go to businesses. And yes, some of that money will go to bigger businesses. I get it that Democrats don’t want to watch the aid money go to “stock buybacks” and CEO raises. I don’t think many people want that to happen, and it shouldn’t. That’s why the Democrats, rather than voting “NO” on the bill, should have very easily been amended to deny those large corporations the ability to waste federal money in that standpoint. In fact, I would be very much in favor of a 90 or 120 day moratorium on companies engaging in stock buybacks, or executive raises.

That aside, there is absolutely no reason why Democrats would want to do what they’ve been doing, which is throwing a bunch of crap into the House bill, a much needed emergency spending bill. Included in that was the Green New Deal, an amendment that would give tax breaks to solar energy and renewable energies. Also there were many other items that were golden Easter Eggs that were going to be getting special treatment and money from the federal government. There is absolutely no place in this bill for this. If Nancy Pelosi can’t deliver a clean bill…without all of the additional and extraneous crap, she needs to resign, not only as Speaker of the House, but also from the House. This is not doing the work of the American people. This is playing politics at the highest level, and it’s certainly the top reason why the Republicans need to take back the House this November.

The other thing that grinds me is on the other side of the aisle. when Donald Trump took the podium yesterday to open the “daily Coronavirus briefing”, he rambled on and on about how we were going to be getting back to normalicy very very soon. We were going to be open for business and he wanted to thank everyone that was going above and beyond their duty to make sure everyone was protected. And yada, yada, yada. I get it at this time, it’s important to be positive, but for crying out loud, we don’t need a national cheerleader, and that’s what Trump has been sounding like lately. If there has been any real solid argument against what the administration has been doing, it’s aimed at
Trump’s inability to stick to the script, stick to the facts, and stop telling us that everything is going to be ok. We get it Donald. In the future, it would be much better if you turned it over to Mike Pence to run the daily briefing and stay in the Oval. We don’t need a fifteen minute pep talk every afternoon.

I’m sure everyone is getting to the point where we are tired of this thing, and it’s only going to get worse before it gets better because we have several weeks to go. America has lost it’s patience, and I know I’ve never been blessed with a lot of patience. But to realize that we need to buckle down and just take care of it on a day to day basis.

Hopefully, Pelosi, Schumer, and the idiot Democrats in DC can put their politics aside and do one thing for the American people. There’ll be a lot of time up the road to act like the horses’ asses that they are. And hopefully, the President can pass on the opening comments on the daily briefing and can turn it over to Pence. These briefings shouldn’t take any more than 15 minutes. They don’t need to talk for 45 minutes to an hour saying very little.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Here We Go Again?

House Democrats, fresh off a rather rude awakening that saw them shellacked in the impeachment trial, are now discussing whether or not they should attempt to open new investigations into Donald Trump’s tweet that said the Department of Justice should reduce the sentence of former Trump confidant, Roger Stone.

The party is basically split over the issue. Hardheads, like Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and Maxine Waters are all for the investigations, anything that could damage Trump in their world. However, there are large numbers of the Democrat caucus that don’t believe it would lead to anything but further embarrassment for the party and possibly a larger loss come this November.

Nancy Pelosi seems to take a “middle ground”, suggesting that hey, we could do the investigations now, and if they find something out, we could talk about it, saying that Trump’s tweets showed more “abuse of power”. She doesn’t have the votes to continue that logic at this point.

It seems to me that Democrats are in a world of hurt right now. I’m not just talking about the ones in the House of Representatives either. They all seem to be suffering from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) to the point that anything they can do that they feel damages the president, even if it really hurts them in the end, like impeachment did, is OK, and should be explored. Look at the people on the campaign trail right now. You’ve got about a dozen candidates left heading into this weekend’s caucus in Nevada, and most of them are screaming that Donald Trump is the worst human that ever lived.

It’s gotten so bad on the trail that Democrats are starting to actually believe that someone like a Michael Bloomberg, who kinda, sorta SEEMS normal until he brings up how he could teach anyone to be a farmer (never having done so himself), and then saying he’d consider Hillary Clinton as a running mate, is one of the crazier options. That’s saying a lot when you’ve got socialist clambakes like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren still out there! What’s worse is what’s going on in the House of Representatives.

I would have thought after being totally embarrassed by the impeachment debacle that Nancy Pelosi would have laid low for a while, and just tried to put all of that behind her. Yet, that’s not what apparently is happening. Pelosi is rattling the saber against Trump yet again with the same diatribe that ended in disaster for her the last time out.

Democrats need to take a deep breath, hope to at least get through this election period without any further bluster, and move on to 2024 and beyond. That’s really their only hope of surviving as any semblance of the party we’ve known for decades.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Congress’ New Role: Investigator In Chief?

You would think that after Democrats faced a demoralizing defeat this last week when they screwed up the Iowa Caucuses (is it over yet???), and then had their rear ends handed to them in impeachment, that they’d slink quietly back to their House chamber and ride out the storm in this election year. Nothing could be further from the truth!

And of course, what always happens in DC is that if one party makes a fool of themselves, the other has to follow…and that’s what seems to be happening on the Republican side.

Nancy Pelosi made a comment on Thursday that the investigations into Donald Trump will, indeed continue, and that they are willing to get a subpoena for John Bolton, and take it to court if needed to hear from him. Isn’t that what SHOULD have happened back in the fall? If the Democrats weren’t in such a yank to “get impeachment done by Christmas”, they would have done their homework, and maybe, just maybe they would have had something to actually hang on Trump. Instead, they were like the school kid that wanted to go outside an play rather than do his math homework. And, Democrats need to realize that the old saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for a different result does hold true in Congress as well as everywhere else.

Now, to add to this, the Republicans are going to be getting from the Treasury Department, classified data on Hunter Biden. Basically, the data will look into Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and hand over highly sensitive financial records and “evidence’ of questionable origin. So, even though Joe Biden’s presidential campaign seems to be slipping away after the “gut punch” he took in Iowa, it may not be over for the Biden clan. Look at it as payback to the Democrats for impeachment.

What I’ve said all along is that BOTH sides need to get back to doing the country’s work. When are we going to get immigration reform? When are we going to get a total repeal of Obamacare, and let the insurance companies go back to working as they should? When can we expect the House and Senate to actually do something to fix our country’s crumbling infrastructure? And when is Congress going to let the President of the United States BE the President of the United States?

There are a bunch of people in New Hampshire right now, hoping to take Donald Trump’s job as president next year. How well do you think they are going to be treated if they do indeed upend Trump? Do you think Republicans are going to go back to “business as usual”? Or are they going to seek some sort of sandbox revenge for the actions taken by Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and Jerry Nadler? When in the world is Congress going to get back to doing the people’s business and stop all this third grade nonsense that we’ve been treated to over the past four years?

It’s time our Representatives and Senators realize that yes, you have oversight. You also have a responsibility. And running one branch of Congress doesn’t mean you stop doing everything else. Start doing what you were elected to do, or I just bet we can all find someone who will be willing to be voted into your seat and do a MUCH better job than what you’re doing.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Democrats’ Bad Week

If you relish in seeing your opposition in tears, frustrated, nothing going their way, upset to the point of depression, and you’re conservative, you’ve come to the right place! It seems that the past week has been about the worst week many Dems can remember.

It looked like it would be ok, with possibly four or five Republican Senators jumping ship and voting for witnesses in the impeachment trial. Alas…that didn’t come to fruition as only Susan Collins and Mitt (The Traitor) Romney waffled and the Democrats lost that vote 51-49. They immediately took to the microphones and cameras, declaring impeachment to be “a sham”. Of course they were right. It’s been a sham since the beginning!

Next up was the Iowa Caucuses. It was the Democrat’s turn to shine. They were going to whittle their dozen or so candidates still in the field down to maybe six or seven (including Steyer and Bloomberg). Alas…more misery as Iowa couldn’t get the votes counted. Well, that and the guy the mainstream Democrats hoped would do well finished a distant fourth and won’t be pulling any delegates out of that state. Frustration started to set in.

The very next day, the State of the Union speech took place. Donald J. Trump raised his game, giving one of the best speeches he’s ever given. He stayed on message, he never once mentioned impeachment, he even brought up several of his accomplishments that were actually strong Democrat programs that HE took credit for getting through Congress. In the end, the vision Americans will carry with them is a depressed Nancy Pelosi actually ripping up the State of the Union copy the president handed her at the beginning of the speech. It demonstrated absolutely no class in the Speaker. It showed the world how petty she was, and by association, how small the Democrats were. In the midst of the SOTU, Democrats learned that Iowa had only counted 62% of their votes in the last 24 hours and were still nowhere near declaring a winner.

Moving on to Wednesday, Democrats knew the obvious was coming. It was the day the Senate would vote on the articles of impeachment. Now, I don’t think there is a person in this country with an IQ over 50 that believed Donald Trump would be convicted on anything. And he wasn’t. In fact, Mitt (The Traitor) Romney was the only Senator to jump ship, showing he clearly doesn’t belong in the Republican party, and giving total justification that the correct person (and i HATE to say this) won the election in 2012. The “abuse of power” article went down to defeat 52-48 (needing 67 votes to pass). The “obstruction of Congress” article went down to defeat 53-47. As I said on a few other blog comments, Donald Trump and the free world cheered…Atlas Shrugged!

So, now Democrats everywhere are “depressed”. They haven’t had anything go their way this past week. They’ve shown what babies they can be when they don’t win, and it’s on display. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to be much better this week as they get back to normal in Washington, DC, and the presidential candidates try and winnow out a few votes from the folks in New Hampshire on Tuesday. The Democrats hope basically that Bernie Sanders doesn’t pull off a win, though early polls show him well ahead of Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren in third, and Pete Buttigieg in fourth. Then it’s on to Nevada and South Carolina.

A few more losses, and Democrats may well have to decide it’s not worth it to run anyone in for president this year. Oh my!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Trump’s Night/Biden’s Loss

Donald Trump will remember February 4, 2020 as a watershed moment in his presidency. Oh, it won’t be without controversy…but it was a watershed moment. Joe Biden, probably would remember it as the day he couldn’t leave Iowa fast enough.

Let’s examine what happened in the two biggest news stories yesterday.

First of all, in Iowa, we had to wait until very late in the day…5pm EST to find out that Pete Buttigieg was actually right when he said he was leaving Iowa victorious! Buttigieg did indeed surprise the nation by winning, at least so far, Iowa. When the first numbers came in with 62% of the vote verified and counted, he was just ahead of Bernie Sanders, who was in second, and Elizabeth Warren finished third. Those numbers held up overnight. Joe Biden meanwhile finished fourth, just ahead of Amy Klobuchar. That wasn’t a very good showing for the former VP, who had the state all to himself and Buttigieg while the Senators, Sanders, Warren, Klobuchar, and Bennett were locked away in the impeachment trial. And now, it’s on to New Hampshire, where you’d expect that Sanders from neighboring Vermont, and Warren from nearby Massachusetts will continue to do well. Biden is just hoping after New Hampshire, when they get to Nevada and South Carolina, he’ll hit his “blue wall” and do much better!

And then a couple of hours later, it was back at the Capitol for the second big news item of the day. And I won’t bore you with a blow by blow recap…I’m sure if you were interested you watched it. But there were two things in the speech, or should I say surrounding the speech that I found totally amazing. One was a snub, and the other a very classless move.

The snub happened at the beginning, as Donald Trump was handing Vice President, Mike Pence, and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi their copies of the speech. Pence took his, Pelosi took hers, and then held out her hand for Trump to shake it and he turned away. She chortled and gave a slight laugh. I’m not sure if Trump actually snubbed the Speaker or not, or if he was just turning away because he didn’t offer to shake Pence’s hand either.

The second act, which was totally classless and has made a mountain of comment all over the news channels, was at the end. As Trump was saying “Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America”, Pelosi and Pence stood up, and Pelosi ripped up a copy of the speech. Total classless move.

Look, I understand there’s bad blood between these two, and frankly, I don’t blame Trump for that. Pelosi went on a witch hunt that will culminate today with Trump’s acquittal and it will be from what I hear, a bi-partisan acquittal. Pelosi bought a bill of goods on that one and lost. For her to act like a two year old that didn’t get a cookie and tear up a speech is not only juvenile, it’s unprofessional and idiotic. It shows that the job is certainly too big for her to handle. She’s not worthy to be called “Speaker”. She needs to resign and do so immediately. If not, the Republicans should fight to take back the House and evict her from the body.

I will add one other thing. It was a very touching moment when Donald Trump introduced Rush Limbaugh and had Melania give him the Medal of Freedom for his years of tireless service to America. Rush deserves it, and to give it to him now, as he prepares to enter the fight of his life is certainly fitting and the right thing to do. Though I will say, everyone in the country knew Limbaugh was going to get the medal at the SOTU. He apparently missed the message because he acted like it was the first he knew of it. And I found that hard to believe since it was on every news channel in existence.

And with that, on to today’s impeachment vote!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!