ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE. Last week saw the hearings by the Senate Judicial Committee of proposed A.G. Barr. For the most part the hearings were primarily civil when compared to the hearings of Supreme Court Judge Kavanaugh. Except for the man-hating femme Senator from Hawaii most on the left seemed to approve of Barr’s performance.
Most of the Democrats were concerned about Barr’s possible allegiance to President Trump. Their other concern was that the Mueller investigation be allowed to continue unimpeded. Barr, who had previously served as A.G. under President George H.W. Bush seemed confident and self-assured as he parried his inquisitors. It looks as if he will sail threw the committee hearings and once again have strong support in the Senate.
For those on the left, who seem to have no problem with former A.G. Eric Holder being Obamas “wingman”, the very thought of Trump having any influence over Barr was reprehensible. ***
FLIGHT OF THE LOONY BIRDS. Currently the announced candidates for the Democratic nomination for president are having a hard time one upping each other. From the beer swigging Elizabeth Warren to the dentist chair appearance of Beto O’Rourke there seems to be no limit to which the candidates will go. One of the latest announcements came when New York Senator Gillibrand decided to go on the Steven Colbert show to announce her candidacy. It is interesting to note that the choice of Colbert, a strong left winger, who is one of the creators of the anti-Trump cartoon program “Our Cartoon President” hosted Gillibrand, whose most famous statement is “ICE should be abolished.
The over writing theme of most Democratic candidates, announced and unannounced is that we should have open borders, sanctuary cities, handcuffed police and no border walls. The skateboarder O’Rourke may have topped them all with his latest pronouncement that the U.S. Constitution is no longer valid and should be abolished.
As bad as the left wing candidates are, they don’t hold a candle to the hyperbolic media whose latest 24-7 figures big story is that President Trump maybe a Russian operative.
As for the media, they have now switched their extensive coverage of Stormy Daniels and her lawyer Avenatti to the meanderings of Ocasio-Cortez. Also, it has been reported that Cortez who claims she is a regular person from the Bronx was actually raised in Tony West Chester, New York. She is also rumored to be on the staff of mad Maxine Water’s head of the House Finance Committee.
Poor Joe Biden, who has led in polls for the Democratic nomination was recently tossed on the ash heap of history by his so called compadre Barak Obama, when Obama noted that the party needed “new blood”. For his part Biden said he would make his decision about running by the end of January.
Actually there is a tremendous divide in the Democratic party. It is almost a tripartite one with Joe Biden and his followers representing the old guard, Bernie Sanders and his group representing the wildly socialist core and Beto and Ocasio-Cortez representing the extremely radical socialist gang that most closely represents actual Communism.
Social media seems to be the preferred medium for Warren, Cortez and O’Rourke. Hopefully Beto will spare us any viewing in case he schedules a colonoscopy. ***
DEMO’S IN PUERTO RICO. While President Trump is mostly snowbound in the White House waiting for Democrats to come to the table a large group of the lefties took time to travel to Puerto Rico as the guests of some 103 lobbyists who paid for the trip. Perhaps they were following Nany Pelosi’s lead since she has gone to Hawaii during the shutdown to polish her hula skills. The most riveting photo of the Puerto Rican adventure was of Senator Bob Menendez clad in a bathing suit while engaging a similarly clad blonde on the beach.
Pelosi’s most recent ploy was to suggest President Trump cancel his State of the Union address due to the government shutdown, apparently the befuddled Pelosi is now attempting to rewrite government protocol.***
My recent column’s on Ty Cobb being the most famous person born in Virginia City elicited a response from fellow columnist McAvoy Layne who noted the most famous nom de-plum created in Virginia City was when Sam Clemens wrote under the name of Mark Twain. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was the most famous person born in Florida, Missouri just as Ty was the most famous born in Virginia City.