Last week there were a number of stories that could have been given the title of Number One News Story of the Week. Chief among them was the announcement of Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s resignation. The unexpected news sent the mainstream media into a tizzy as they sought out various members of the Democrat Party to get their reactions. Obstructionist-in-chief Senator Chuck Schumer was among the first to say that no replacement for Kennedy should be considered prior to midterm elections. His rationale was that ex-President Obama was denied such a selection because of an upcoming Presidential election. This was a little like comparing apples to oranges since the Obama era election was of a presidential nature. The midterm election is a Congressional matter. The important thing to note is that, according to law, only a sitting President can make the nomination. Congress’ job is strictly a matter of advise and consent. Since President Trump has more than half his term to serve, he should have the ability to nominate whomever he chooses.
Along with Schumer, various Democrats from Congress stirred up the boogey man scenario that Trump’s choice would so solidify the Court that Roe v. Wade might be overturned and other protections for the disaffected might also be stricken down.
In contrast, Senate majority leader McConnell said that a vote will definitely be taken on the nominee prior to the midterms.
POSSIBLY IN SECOND PLACE to the Justice story was the fact that the Supreme Court gave Trump two resounding victories in their upholding of the travel ban and the rescinding of the necessity for union employees to pay dues that were in turn used for a single political purpose. That purpose was always heavily in favor of Democrat candidates.
Speaking of Democrats, a stunning upset was caused in a Primary contest in New York. There, a 28-year-old female upset a gentleman who was considered the second most powerful person in the Democrat side of the House of Representatives. Since the victor was a supporter of Bernie Sanders and a member of a racial minority, she campaigned against a “white” opponent. This fact is an example of racism in reverse, but she was never called out on it by the leftists who decry Republicans when they are supposedly guilty of the same thing. Case in point is the latest outburst by Hollywood’s Rob Reiner, who travelled to the southern border and repeatedly stated the imbroglio there was “pure racism”. We may remember that Reiner in his early career played the part of “Meathead” to Carroll O’Connor’s Archie Bunker. In that role he constantly babbled the liberal line but was usually shut down by Bunker who revered “Richard E. Nixon”. Apparently those early lines have maturated in Reiner’s brain to the point that he is now considered a flaming liberal. Along with Reiner another almost-famous Hollywoodite, Tom Arnold, went on TV to claim that he was going to meet with Trump’s attorney Cohen about some riveting new information regarding the President. In his staccato and repetitive style, Arnold came across as sort of a blabbermouth.
REPRESENTATIVE MAXINE WATERS looks like she is trying to wrest the race-baiter crown from the head of the Rev. Al Sharpton by her actions last week. In addition to constantly calling for the impeachment of President Trump, she backed the actions of unruly mobs that had viciously attacked Press Secretary Sanders and HHS Secretary Nielsen while the two were dining at separate restaurants. A week ago Saturday, Waters was seen on an outdoor stage in rabble-rousing performance encouraging her compliant audience to continually harass anyone who has the temerity to work for President Trump. On the following Monday, under extreme pressure from fellow Democrats, she tried to walk back her remarks. This did not impress leader Schumer as he firmly stated, she did not reflect the civility of the Democrat party. The discombobulated Nancy Pelosi merely gave Waters a slight slap upon the wrist. In contrast, President Trump, who has a knack for encapsulating his antagonists in a word or two, noted that Waters was “a person of low IQ”. The upshot of the whole matter is that Congress is now considering censuring Ms. Waters.
BEN RHODES, the man who crafted the infamous Benghazi cover-up has just released a book about Obama’s post-presidency reflections. The most riveting quote from the book that I have seen so far is Obama saying, “Perhaps we were twenty or thirty years too soon.” That statement seems to perfectly reflect Obama’s supercilious opinion of himself as the person “for whom you have been waiting”. Since Rhodes’ forte is Sci-Fi writing, he seems to be the perfect biographer for the man who was “the individual who is radically going to change how Washington works”.