Category: Politics

Bleep 'My way or the highway'

Please. Stop. This idiom is for idiots. The politicians who have accused an opponent of engaging in “My way the highway” rhetoric are picking a scab. They persuade only the simpleminded. They only expose their  shallowness. The idiom shows up almost a million times in a Google search. Politicians in both Springfield–Illinois’ state capital–and Washington D.C. use it... Read more »

Y'all make me sick

Y’all as in President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with their crews of genius political consultants, cowards who won’t abide compromise and the ideologically impaired whose  tantrums echo across the land when they don’t get their way. The issue, of course, is immigration. From both sides, it’s compromise and moderation be damned. Even worse, it’s both... Read more »

As the noose tightens, will President Slick decide not to run in 2020?

That’s a most intriguing idea, raised recently by Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan. What a relief that would be. In her column, “A magic pony is the wrong horse to back,” she relates a conversation with an experienced, unnamed politician who raised the idea: He speculated aloud on a hunch he’s had that Mr. Trump might not run... Read more »
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Do Republicans deserve a choice in the 2020 presidential primary?

You bet they do. Absolutely. They should be spared an impossible choice between Donald Trump and some wild-eyed, hard left Democrat. Or as it was in 2016 a choice between Trump and the compulsively ambitious Hilary Clinton. But wait, some will say, “I don’t like Trump, but I like his policies. So I’m holding my nose and voting... Read more »

Jim Acosta, the caravan IS an invasion

A dictionary check would do a world of good for  CNN’s  Jim Acosta and other progressives who mightily insist that the caravan heading our way is not an “invasion.” Cambridge Dictionary:  An occasion when a large number of people or things come to a place in an annoying and unwanted way: the annual invasion of foreign... Read more »

My fear is bigger than your fear

Democrats accuse Republicans of fear mongering, pointing to how President Donald Trump is playing on fears that America will drown under the weight of  illegal foreigners and that they are a threat to our national security and personal safety. And more. Republicans accuse Democrats of fear mongering, pointing to how the left is sliding America into... Read more »
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With the booming economy, Dems had to find another way to scare the bejabbers out of voters

And they found it: Dire warnings  that Republicans would kill the law requiring health care insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. That the fear-mongering assertions were taken up by Democrat candidates and their supporters at almost the precise same time indicates that it was a strategy universally adopted by the party. It was Plan B after... Read more »

My 22-year-old prescient Sun-Times column about today's nasty elections

You are mistaken if you think nasty, divisive elections are something new. On February 25, 1996 while I was a member of the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board, I wrote a column that sounds like it was ripped from today’s headlines. It was about the vile slings and arrows directed at Pat Buchanan who was a perennial presidential... Read more »

Bombs mailed to liberals awaken tinhats

The Chicago Tribune reports: The Secret Service said Wednesday that it had intercepted packages containing “potential explosive devices” addressed to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New York and former President Barack Obama in Washington. The devices were recovered not long after an explosive device was found in a mailbox at the Bedford, N.Y.,... Read more »
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Progressives map out a further move left

The Democrat Party, at war with itself, needs to move further left, according to “Democratic Autopsy” by the far-left Nation magazine. Here’s its analysis: Corporate Power: The party continues to bend to big corporate donors. “For the Democratic Party, a crucial disconnect remains between rhetoric about corporate influence and subservience to it.” Race: The party hasn’t played... Read more »
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