Bloomberg and Deadpan Alley

Who as it that thought Michael Bloomberg would be the antidote to the Bernie Sanders problem? Yes, he has virtually unlimited cash, and the DNC is practically broke, but he has the personality of a dead fish. The expression on his face said, “Nobody talks to me like that!” He was woefully unprepared, and he was reeling from attacks coming from people who do not work for him. 

A lot of his support is coming from his advertizing blitz, but almost all of his support comes from people who do not know him. Unfortunately for Mikey, the more you get to know him, the less you like him. He tried to land a punch on Bernie with a legitimate challenge to his status as the leading Socialist in the country and a millionaire with three houses. But he couldn’t follow it up. 

When asked about his taxes, he couldn’t resist reminding us how complicated and voluminous his tax returns would be, because he is so successful. It wasn’t what he said but the tone we perceive emanating from him when he says it. Then he goes and confirms that perception by his incredibly stupid and unnecessary statement, “I can’t just go to Turbotax.” What we hear then is, “I can’t just go to Turbotax like the rest of you, peasants.”  

Here’s some advice, Mikey. Beating billionaire hating Democrats over the head with your wealth is probably not a good idea. They are not impressed. Especially when Elizabeth Warren challenges you with statements attributed to you about women, and your response was to look like you just ate a lemon and washed it down with castor oil. Your response to a challenge to release numerous former employees from non-disclosure agreements was a weak and pathetic, “They were entered into consensually and will remain confidential.” Really? On the same day that a story broke about a family that feels their signing of that agreement was coerced? Do you want to reconsider that answer?

Here is one more piece of advice just because I’m in a generous mood. You might want to read some things that are not written by journalists who work for you. You know, like people who you can’t order to report only positive things about your campaign. But you see that’s the problem with being a narcissistic, self-aggrandizing, arrogant, elitist blowhard. You can’t hear opinions you can’t buy, and that’s a lousy way to prepare for a debate or a campaign. 

I will give you one thing, though. You are living proof, Mikey, that making money is no indicator of how much “grey matter” you have. Because next to the farmers, factory workers, blue-collar and whitecollar workers who continue to build this country every day, you, sir, are an imbecile. 

Its Really Getting Old

Impeach! Resign! Racist! Abuse of Power! This is all the Democrats know. There is no longer any such thing as a policy disagreement. Every action the President takes, whether they secretly agree with it or not, has to be condemned in the harshest terms. One example is the takin out of Solemieni. He was nothing more and nothing less than an enemy combatant in a war. A war declared on us by Iran. But the Democrats and much of the media have treated more a martyr than the vile, disgusting, murderous human being he was. 

The latest meltdown is happening now over what in normal times would be a routine administrative function of the Attorney General. Roger Stone was prosecuted only because of his association with Donald Trump. The way he was arrested is typical of how the left likes to use an overwhelming show of force when it suits their purpose. 

Mr. Stone posed no physical threat, but a heavily armed swat team showed up at his house like they were taking down Pablo Escobar. They also tipped off CNN so they could film how it took ten heavily armed paramilitary police troops to take down one unarmed older man and his deaf wife. This is the stuff of Klingon drinking songs. I think if anyone got a papercut doing the paperwork on this, they would have added assaulting a police officer to the charges. 

After a rigged trial with an anti-Trump Judge and a virulently anti-Trump jury foreperson, Stone was convicted. No surprise here. That is what Kangaroo Courts are supposed to do. Unlike the one incompetently presided over by Nancy Pelosi, this one functioned as designed. 

The prosecutors, drunk with power after foisting this charade on the court, decided to offer a sentencing recommendation of seven to nine years.  This is triple what normal sentencing guidelines would justify. Attorney General Barr, in his function as the head of the Justice Dept and those prosecutors’ boss, wanted the recommendation to be more in line with legal norms.  

It just so happens that on the night before Barr made public that he wanted a more reasonable sentencing recommendation, the President took to Twitter. In that tweet, President Trump expressed his displeasure with the seven to nine-year situation. The left lost its mind. Four prosecutors who disagreed with the decision of their boss resigned — good riddance, in my opinion. Pelosi and Schumer are clamoring for investigations and trying to take any opportunity they can to interfere with the 2020 elections. Not surprising when you consider the comedy of errors in their party as they fumble and stumble around for a leader.  

And So It Begins

One caucus and one primary in and the buzzards are already circling ready to pick whatever meat is left off the bones of the Biden campaign.


Biden is not even mentioned in this graphic but Andrew Yang, who is not even in the race any longer, is.

No Wonder He Left Town

As I write this, Joe Biden is in fifth place in New Hampshire. That is not good news for the Biden campaign nor the Democratic Party. No one expected the former Vice President to win Bernie Sander’s home state but a fifth-place finish? He is already having trouble raising cash. After this performance, Sleepy Joe might have difficulty raising dust. The media has already been writing Biden’s political epitaph, and they are just waiting for his doomed campaign to give up the ghost. 

Mayor Pete and Amy Klobuchar are the flavors of the week coming out of New Hampshire. Of the two, Amy is by far the more palatable, but her staying power will depend on whether she can distinguish herself going forward as well as she did in the debate. Senator Klobuchar tentatively raised her hand to be the lone candidate to say that she did indeed have a problem with a Socialist heading the Democratic ticket. That gesture represented what many in her party are thinking but are too afraid of the far-left base to say. Her surge came right after the debate and that one small action was a big part of that, in my opinion. 

The real winner last night, however, was not even on the ballot. He was not on the debate stage last week. Michael Bloomberg could not have had a better night. With no clear front-runner now the Democrats are looking at the very real possibility of a brokered convention. With moderates feeling disenfranchised and the far left feeling cheated once again by the DNC’s most significant problem might not be Donald Trump, but rather their voter turnout.

It's Springstein! It's Bon Jovi! No! It's Donald Trump!!!

Folks, this is Wildwood, NJ. In January. This scene is deep in the heart of a reliably Blue State in January. Bi-partisan incompetence in the State House keeps the governorship see-sawing back and forth between the major parties, but it has been decades since NJ glowed red on presidential election night. These were not 100,000 diehard, redneck, good old boy, Texas Republicans. There had to be a lot of Democrats in that crowd. And that’s got to scare the powers that be in the Party to death.

With Trump What You See Is What You Get

For years I’ve heard so many people complain about the duplicitous nature of politicians, their saying one thing and doing another, their kowtowing to special interests and focus grouping almost every word they say. Whether you love him or hate him, you are paying attention you know precisely why you feel the way you do. This Video makes the point well, I think.

Condoleezza Rice shuts down NBC anchor’s question on whether Russia helped Trump win


Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told an NBC anchor Wednesday it was not accurate to suggest that Russia flipped the 2016 election in President Trump’s favor. “I don’t think there is any evidence of that. And, you know, I really don’t think that’s a good conversation to have,” she told NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie. Guthrie had just asked whether Russian interference “actually worked” and blocked a victory by former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Read the rest and watch  the video here.