If there is ever a chance that Hollywood would do a re-make of Jack Nicholson’s “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” there is currently a perfect cast in waiting. That would be the ever enlarging field of Democrat candidates for the Presidency. With almost two dozen loonies already declared word comes at this writing that the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio is about to toss his hat into the ring. Apparently the Mayor will offer to do to the country what he has managed to do to New York City. Like the sainted Jim Comey, De Blasio will stand head and shoulders above the competition. As an advocate of the Green New Deal he may call on A.O.C. for special advice.
With the majority of contestants swinging further and further left, they are trying to outdo one another by taking a crazy position on different issues. For Senator Harris she is now adding gun control to her promise of eliminating the insurance industry. For poor Bernie Sanders, who was the lone socialist in 2016, he seems strangely baffled by the likes of A.O.C. whom he is now looking to for sage advice. Since A.O.C. has been named the new face of the Democrat party by no less than the chairman of the D.N.C. and President Obama has called for “new blood” it seems that frontrunner Joe Biden has been tossed under the bus.
As for Biden he looks almost moderate when compared to the rest of the Dem field. His strategy seems to be to hold the middle with just a touch of liberal panache. Most of the Democrats are questioning whether Biden is “woke” enough to lead them to victory. For his part, President Trump, is wondering if Biden is awoke enough to do the job. With his uncanny ability to successfully brand any opponent Trump has begun to question whether the current Biden is the same person who acted as a toady for President Obama. There is some credence to Trumps assertion since Biden seems to have undergone some sort of physical transformation. One female commentator went so far as to offer advice on the use of Botox to Biden.
Biden has already apologized for being an old white guy and for some of the more infamous actions of his past. In that respect he has recently been joined by candidate Beto O’Rourke, who is lamenting that he is a person of white privilege and that it was very elitist of him to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair. In a recent appearance on the “View” he did a mea culpa about the way in which his campaign started off. He apologized for everything except for his wild gesticulations.
Senator “Pocahontas” Warren is currently tied with Senator Harris and her pledge, if elected, is to tax the rich and break up social media companies like Facebook. Not doing very well, percentage wise, is Senator Gillibrand who is blaming the fact that it is because she is a female and most people according to her are bias against women.
BACK TO BETO. He first startled us by having a TV shoot of him in the Dentist chair. His latest television offering is him in the barber’s chair. Hopefully we won’t see him if he ever gets a colonoscopy.
The rest of the Democrat field is sort of a mixed bag except for the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana who has risen in the polls because of the fact that he has a soft spoken individual who will be accompanied to the White House by his male mate.***
BARR ON THE MOVE. Attorney General Bill Barr has announced the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into the genesis of the completed Mueller report. Ever since Barr first issued a memo on the salient points of the Mueller report and subsequently issued a slightly redacted version of that report he has been under fire from the jittery Democrats in Congress in a town where rumors abound and everyone has a favorite reporter to which are given leaks. The mantra of the Democrats is to trash Barr as a lackey for President Trump.
With the I.G. report on the Mueller report due to come out soon and the assertion by Barr that there was “spying” on the Trump campaign look for some real fireworks along the Potomac.