Fox Fatigue

Bill O’Reilly’s release from Fox News has given him a better perspective than he had – and he can say what he wants.

He understands now that the news has become toxic. Audiences are leaving cable news channels. The obsession they have with President Trump has become old. I agree. I have not watched Fox or Fox Business nearly as much as I did. I watch One America News for a fuller picture of what’s going on in the world, not just Capitol Hill in D.C.

He writes on billoreilly.com:

…The arrogant, mostly liberal national press dismissed Donald Trump as a vulgarian but gave him constant exposure. He was good for ratings and was destroying the Republican Party in the process. Both positive things for the media chieftains.

But then Trump won the nomination and faced Hillary Clinton.

Once again the establishment TV news media derided Trump but hung on his every word. He remained great for business and couldn’t possibly defeat Mrs. Clinton.

They were absolutely certain of that.

But then he won again.

Almost instantly, business plans were put into place. CNN and MSNBC, with a large helping hand from NBC News, set themselves up as the “resistance,” openly demonstrating to their viewers that fair coverage was not even being considered.

The mandate became “destroy Trump.”

Anti-Trump Americans now had two networks that would bash the President non-stop. Because MSNBC was more vicious than CNN, it garnered the biggest audience of the two.

On the other side, Fox News made a corporate decision to support Donald Trump and appeal to the 60 million Americans who voted for him. Because FNC stood almost alone in defending Trump, it remained the highest rated cable news operation – there was no where else for the President’s supporters to go.

But all three cable networks basically stopped covering the news, devoting most of their presentations to Trump. Unending Trump. Always Trump.

Many viewers became exhausted.

So, Fox News has begun losing viewers especially in the 25 to 54 years old category. MSNBC is actually beating FNC in prime time on some nights which rarely happened in the past.

Correction, it never happened.

Many philosophers believe that hate is a stronger emotion than love, and that might be what we are seeing here. The MSNBC people are better haters than the CNN crew although it’s close. MS trounces CNN in the ratings because their Trump loathing is kept at a white hot temperature. It’s almost amusing to watch.

How do they keep it up every hour on the hour?

Fox News allows some of its on air talent to hate Trump too, and that is not sitting well with its core audience who now have alternatives on radio and the net.

But the basic problem with FNC is a lack of entertainment value.

Hating is fun for some; defending the object of hate, not so much.

When Donald Trump leaves the national stage, all three cable news operations will likely decline in a major way. Covering the news fairly and accurately is difficult. Today, cable news doesn’t even try. If you are looking for accurate information and honest perspective, you better bring a strong microscope.

Americans know that. They clearly see what’s happening. And when the blood sport of Trump-era politics finally ends, viewers will not be back for an encore.

They have had it.

I would like to know a little bit more about international news, but I don’t get it from Fox. It’s as if the rest of the world and the rest of the country beyond New York and DC don’t matter.

He is correct that the anti Trump people on Fox are contributing to the problem. There are no pro Trump people at all on CNN or MSNBC, ABC, CBS or NBC. That makes Neil Cavuto, Shepard Smith, Brett Baier and many others unwatchable.

And you get far more intelligent insight from Scott Adams and his podcast and Dan Bongino and his. Graham Ledger and Liz Wheeler, two nighttime hosts on OAN, actually let guests speak for more than three minutes and are more conservative than many Fox hosts. With only so many hours in the day, many of us are choosing to skip Fox for these or to read blogs.

Funny that Bill O’Reilly has become better off the network than he was on.

SCOTUS to Hear Midtown Case

Here’s proof that what happens in Washington can reach down to any individual and impact his or her life.

When the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court occurred, the politically astute realized how important it was. As it turns out, the Kimbrough Liquor store in our own Central Gardens will be directly effected by justices such as Kavanaugh.

Wayne Risher writes the story at the Daily Memphian:

Doug and Mary Ketchum would rather be getting to know their Central Gardens neighbors, hosting Sunday afternoon wine tastings and tracking down rare Beaujolais and bourbon.

Instead they’re front and center in a Supreme Court case that could change the competitive landscape for liquor and wine retailers in Tennessee and beyond.

The Ketchums moved from Utah to Memphis in 2016 and sank their life savings into buying Midtown’s Kimbrough Fine Wine & Spirits, only to land on the wrong side of a dispute with the Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association.

The association, a lobbying and advocacy group for more than 500 independent package stores, opposed liquor store licenses for the Ketchums and another applicant, Total Wine, because they hadn’t met a residency requirement.

The Ketchums won their license after lower-court rulings found the residency rule unconstitutional, but the association appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Oral arguments are scheduled to be heard Wednesday, Jan. 16.

The court is expected to rule later this year, at which time the Ketchums hope they’ll finally be able to breathe easier about the decision to buy the 80-year-old store at 1483 Union.
David vs. Goliath?

The litigation has put the Ketchums on the same footing as national mega-retailer Total Wine & Spirits, which used the ruling to break into the Tennessee market. Total Wine opened a store in Knoxville and has been working on a second Tennessee location.

While the Ketchums are literally a mom-and-pop business, the involvement of Total Wine gives the proceedings more of a David vs. Goliath feel.

Some observers believe the court ruling could hasten the entry of big national retailers into competition with small, independent stores in Tennessee and elsewhere.

State law says people must live in Tennessee for two years to obtain a liquor store license and 10 years to renew the license. Since licenses are granted for a year at a time, a newcomer would have to live in the state nine years before he or she could get a license and then renew it.

The Ketchums said they didn’t learn about the residency rule until after they struck a deal to buy the Kimbrough store from previous owners and committed to moving to Memphis.

Tennessee attorneys general had twice opined earlier this decade that the residency requirement was unconstitutional, prompting the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission to quit enforcing the rule for a time, the Ketchums’ attorney said.

But with the Ketchum and Total Wine applications pending before the commission, the retailers association forced the issue.

“We didn’t pick the fight. It got picked for us,” said Doug Ketchum.

“(The commission) told us, ‘The retailers association says if we give you a license, they’re going to sue us. We’re worried if we don’t give you a license, you’re going to sue us. We don’t want to be stuck in the middle, so we’re going to let the court decide,’ and they filed the lawsuit,” he said.

Michael Bindas, the Ketchums’ lawyer, said the residency rule violates the Constitution’s Commerce Clause, which protects against state laws that disrupt interstate trade, and the 14th amendment, a Reconstruction-era measure intended to prevent states from depriving new residents of citizenship privileges.

“The problem here is Tennessee has chosen to discriminate, including against its own residents, folks like Doug and Mary, and it’s done so not to protect the public but to protect incumbent businesses from competition,” said Bindas, senior attorney of the Institute for Justice, a libertarian-leaning organization that fights what it believes are instances of government overreach.

In recent years the institute has intervened in cases ranging from lifting restrictions on ride-sharing services to educational choice to reining in government use of eminent domain.
Institute decries ‘bottleneckers’

“I think the association is trying to protect its own members,” Bindas said. “It’s doing what all bottleneckers do: It’s trying to use government power to restrict the ability of newcomers to enter an industry in order to protect the association’s own members.”

The retailers association’s case rests on the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition and granted states the right to regulate trade in alcoholic beverages.

The Nashville-based association’s lawyer and executive director and a board member from Memphis, Josh Hammond of Buster’s Liquors & Wines, declined comment.

Bindas said, “Our position is no, the 21st Amendment is not a blank check, and it cannot save a law that violates some other provision of the Constitution, like the Commerce Clause or the privileges and immunities clause (of the 14th Amendment).”

The case has drawn national attention, including an article in the University of Cincinnati Law Review, which suggested that fear of Total Wine and other large interests is driving the retailers association’s objections.

If the Supreme Court rules against the association, “it would change the landscape of the wine and spirits industry,” the law review stated. “Companies such as Total Wine would be empowered to enter markets which were once hostile to them. Issues such as direct-to-consumer delivery of wine, beer and spirits by retailers instead of producers would likely be re-litigated under its holding.”
One retailer’s view

A member of Tennessee’s retailers association, Kirby Wine and Liquor owner Phil Woodard, said he believes Total Wine’s expansion in Tennessee would be enabled by the court case.

Woodard said he visited Total’s 50,000-square-foot Knoxville store and found it “awesome, really nice.”

“Mostly they sell their own brands. They have their own brands and that’s where they have the markup to be able to make up for the other stuff,” which is sold at a deep discount, Woodard said.

“If they change this, are they going to change other state laws?” Woodard asked. “The states are supposed to have rights, back when our founding fathers wanted states to be able to control states, no matter how backward.”

Bindas agreed the case could have far-reaching impact, but he and Ketchum disagreed with the claim it would unleash unbridled competition on Tennessee’s independent stores.

“The case absolutely has implications beyond Tennessee and that is because the right to move to a state and earn an honest living in it is one that all Americans enjoy, whether they’re residents of Tennessee like Doug and Mary or residents of other states in the nation,” Bindas said.

Market disruption downplayed

Bindas suggested Tennessee still has ample leeway to regulate retail package stores, such as a limitation on a single entity owning more than two stores.

Doug Ketchum said he doesn’t see the fairness of the residency rule. The state doesn’t have a similar requirement for restaurant and bar owners who serve alcohol, and it allows non-resident retailers such as grocery stores to sell wine.

“We’re not Total Wines,” he said. “We’re a mom-and-pop, so we’re not a big threat. When they (the association) are saying, ‘This isn’t personal against you,’ it sure seems like it is,” Doug Ketchum said.

The Ketchums are looking forward to attending the Supreme Court arguments.

“They forced us into the movie, so we’re going to play the part,” she said.

“We figured if we’re going to be part of this thing, we want a ticket to the show,” Doug Ketchum added. “It’s kind of a rare opportunity. I don’t know of too many people who ever get the opportunity to go to the Supreme Court for something that involves them.”

“The whole prospect is scary,” he added. “It’s very intimidating. The thought of the potential outcome could be devastating.

“At the same time there’s a little excitement in it because if we prevail, we will have made a difference for a lot of people, not only here but across the country, because it will have far-reaching impact, other states as well as this,” he said.
Geographic cure was original goal

The Ketchums are also looking forward to getting back to the reason they decided to leave Utah in the first place: his daughter Stacie, 32, who has cerebral palsy. It was her health problems, aggravated by air pollution in the Salt Lake basin, that prompted a doctor to recommend they move somewhere with cleaner air.

“We wanted to move here so we could spend more time with Stacie. We thought if we had a place we could run that had a good enough income, we didn’t need full-time jobs and we’d have the flexibility to spend time with her,” he said.

Back in Utah, Doug Ketchum, 63, was a network engineer for a pathology lab for 16 years, and Mary Ketchum, 56, was a telephone company linewoman for 30 years. They have been married 8½ years and have a dozen children between them.

They found out the Kimbrough store was for sale through a Memphis business broker that also offered an online seminar on how to invest one’s retirement nest egg in a business.

They received their store license in April 2017, after initially applying in the summer of 2016. The store was formerly owned by Roy and Kathleen Z. Patterson.
Business as usual

Mary Ketchum manages the store’s seven employees, and Doug Ketchum has taken a job as a network engineer with an elevator company. The couple is trying to pay off debt from legal expenses and not having an income for several months after moving to Memphis.

The Institute for Justice offered to represent the couple after the case was chosen for review by the Supreme Court.

“When the Institute for Justice called us, honestly, we thought it was a prank,” Doug Ketchum said. “You want to represent us pro bono? It took a little bit of research and we looked them up to see who they really were and realized ‘Oh, these guys are for real. They’re legitimate.’”

Mary Ketchum said after the institute took the case, “That first weekend that they told us, I could sleep. I hadn’t slept for almost a whole month because I was so freaked out.”

She said, “We had rolled all our retirement money into the store. If we couldn’t get another license, we could lose the store, our retirement money, they might need our house for the remainder of the loans. We could literally lose everything.”

Doug Ketchum said, “I’m fairly confident in the point of view our attorneys are taking, that we at least aren’t going to lose our store. I feel very confident about that. But anything’s possible.”

The Kimbrough’s previous owner was a member of the Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association. The Ketchums found that out when they received a mail solicitation from the association. “They wanted donations to fight us in court,” he said.

Once the dust settles from the court case, the Ketchums plan to resume making improvements such as replacing sales counters and hardwood floors. They’ve added coolers for wine storage and plan to bring in more when the budget allows.

“Our plan is we want to run this business and be part of the community and give back to the community and support community functions,” he said.

Cohen Calls Us Klan Members

Thank goodness for Breitbart, because you couldn’t depend on the CA to tell us the goings on about our own congressman.

Yes, Stevie the Wonder is at it again. This time, all Trump supporters are Ku Klux Klan members, according to him.

The man who is a profile in courage – as long as it’s on twitter – “implied that President Donald Trump’s Tuesday-night Oval Office address resembled Ku Klux Klan ‘tactics,’ further deriding the president’s ‘audience’ as similar to Ku Klux Klan membership.
Breitbart explains:

Cohen tweeted — then soon deleted — a response to presidential biographer Jon Meacham shortly after Trump’s video address to the nation:


Cohen further described Trump as a “national emergency”: “There is a #NationalEmergency ! It’s Donald Trump!”
Cohen also derided Americans as “plain folks of the land” whose inner souls are embodied by “a downright and complete narcissistic moron” like Trump, quoting “As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.” HL Mencken

“Prophecy” Cohen tweeted.

Cohen’s now-deleted post was a response to one from Jon Meacham, who, hours before Trump’s address to the nation regarding border security, linked calls for a border wall to the Ku Klux Klan:

Jon Meacham

@jmeacham

America should “build a wall of steel, a wall as high as Heaven” against the flow of immigrants.–Georgia Gov. Clifford Walker, at a 1924 convention of the Ku Klux Klan, then a powerful force at a time of strain for the white working class. #PastIsPrologue
During a discussion panel with former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State James Baker in November, Meacham refused to state Trump’s name in a discussion of the president’s policies.

Breitbart News reported at the time:

Both Meacham and Obama refused to say Trump’s name, despite both referring to him implicitly. “He’s Voldemort. I’m not going to say his name,” Meacham said of Trump while asking Obama a question about Trump’s presidency.

Also in November, Meacham said Chief Justice John Roberts had a “moral obligation” to speak out against Trump.

Meacham is regularly featured across cable and network television news as a non-partisan and politically objective analyst.

Cohen immediately goes to race whenever a Republican does anything. He is a disgrace.

How Not to Do a Rebuttal

Despite my desire to shoot out of the room and away from the television when Sen. Chuck Schumer and Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi followed President Trump’s address, I stayed.

After these two popped up

I really wanted to flee. Could they look more like corpses? Me and everyone else immediately saw the resemblance to the painting American Gothic

although Schumer was on the wrong side and without his demonic pitchfork.

I went to Twitter to gauge the reaction. Greg Gutfeld said, “Chuck and Nancy look like they’re selling me a reverse mortgage.” Ouch. Katie Pavlich said, “Can Chuck Schumer stare down the teleprompter any harder?” Another said, “It’s like open mic night at the funeral home.” And these, “Dad is so angry his eye is twitching.” “Your father and I aren’t angry with you, just … disappointed.”
Others urged Nancy to “blink, Nancy, blink” because she was so motionless.

Townhall had a few devastating photo comparisons:

And the angry parents in Step Brothers:

What were the Democrats thinking? I haven’t seen such tone deafness – not to mention visual impairment – since Jimmy Carter proposed a 68 degree thermostat and cardigan to stop rising oil prices.
Did anyone hear their message? Most were probably so appalled by the visual that they didn’t pay attention to their arguments.

Usually the opposing party likes to put forward new people to make the rebuttal; to give them a boost. Not Nancy and Chuck. They will hold onto the reins of power, even after their dead apparently.

What’s in His Gullet?

Evidently impolite, vulgar words, if you are Samuel L. Jackson.

Page Six of the New York Post reports he agrees with the Dems’ foul mouth description of our president.

With “great vengeance and furious anger,” “Pulp Fiction” actor Samuel L. Jackson endorsed newly minted Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s remark that she was going to Washington to impeach the “motherf–ker.”

“@RashidaTlaib I just wanna Wholeheartedly endorse your use of & clarity of purpose when declaring your Motherf—ing goal last week,” Jackson posted on his Twitter page late Sunday. “Calling that Muthaf–kah a Motherf–ker is not an issue, calling that Muthaf—ah President is !!!#motherf—eristoogoodtowasteonthatcankersore.”

Jackson, who was nominated for an Oscar for playing a hitman in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film, is no stranger to the expletive-deleted in his many movie roles.

Well that doesn’t excuse him from using it himself. Perhaps he can’t come up with any phrases unless someone else writes them for him.

Dems’ 1st Day in Power a Doozy

Just One Minute Typepad’s Matt describes the first week – first two days, actually – as the circus it is:

Alexandria “I can’t afford an apartment” Ocasio Cortez and her cast of clowns are going to be interesting to watch. The NY Post is already going after her and she is already threatening the Democratic Party’s biggest donors with doubling their taxes.

Hank Johnson is still trying to find out if Guam has capsized while calling for impeachment and the nutter from Tennessee wants to eliminate the Electoral College while others are moving for impeachment. All. on. day. one.

The Circus is in town!

Ladies and gerbils, step this way to the Midway! A mere Semolian will gain you access to the Greatest Clown Show on Earth, formerly known as the U.S. House. See the Jabbering Jihadis! The Bearded Lady! The Speaker who talks in tongues! Watch as Members commit feats of strength and air their grievances! Watch as Alexandria Ocasio Cortex wrestles Nancy Pelosi on the House Floor!

Popcorn!! Peanuts!!! Get ya Red Hots!!

And folks, enjoy the show!

I like another rendering of AOC’s name – Alexandria Occasional Cortex.
Surely we can come up with a better tag for Cohen than “the nutter from Tennessee.” The writer obviously doesn’t even remember his name because Cohen is so beneath the radar. We Memphians can be proud of such leadership!

The writer doesn’t even get to the Congresswoman who screamed “impeach the motherf—er” or Romney’s sanctimonious op-ed. He’s supposedly one of us, but who could tell?

Whatever you think about Trump, he provides a clarity into the District of Corruption we haven’t had since George Washington. He is able to unmask our “leaders” by getting them to do it to themselves.

Two years in and we continue to understand our government. Was it better not knowing and believing we had a constitutional republic, or knowing now that we’re losing it. At least we have a chance to fight.

Cohen: Kill Electoral College

That’s our Steve Cohen who introduced a bill to get rid of one of the greatest things our founders did.

John Nolte at Breitbart shares the details:

Desperate to bring the Tyranny of the Majority to our representative democracy, on the first day Democrats assumed control of the House of Representatives, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) submitted a bill to kill the electoral college.

“In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College,” Cohen said in a press release. “Americans expect and deserve the winner of the popular vote to win office. More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. Senators. It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President.”

Democrat frustration over losing the presidency when they won the most votes is certainly justified. But it is also their own fault. If these triggered snowflakes would get over their Red State prejudices and dare to live amongst us, that influence might flip enough states. But they refuse to. These snobby bigots find Middle America icky, so they cower together in coastal and big city bubbles.

If you will pardon a small digression… never forget that those who claim to believe in Global Warming also choose to stubbornly live on the very same coasts that are supposed to be underwater already.

Anyway, eliminating the electoral college is the road to tyranny — which is why Democrats and the media desperately want it eliminated.

Trust me, the last place any free person wants to live is in a country where 51 percent of the population can strip the rights away from the 49 percent.

Imagine a country where the only way to get elected president is to appeal to the left-wing extremists who live in large population centers, which is exactly what would happen. In fact this would be the only way to win the presidency because it would be the easiest — the cheapest as far as ad buys, getting out the vote, and that most precious commodity of all: time. Campaigns are going to go to where the most votes are.

Because of the careful way it was set up, the electoral college helps to protect that most important right of all — the right of the minority. By “minority,” I don’t mean racial minority, but those states with minority populations. To cobble together the 270 electoral votes required to win the presidency, candidates are forced to appeal to a broad coalition of states, including states with small populations (Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Iowa, Nevada, etc.)

Moreover, if a sitting president wants to win re-election, he has to do his best to represent a broad swath of states, to take them seriously, and while this might not work perfectly, it is the best system anyone has been able to come up with.

What’s more, if the electoral college goes, the next target will be the U.S. Senate. After Trump and the Republicans managed to hold the Senate in 2018, you heard a lot of media griping about how unfair it is that a state like Wyoming (population 600,000) is represented as equally in the Senate as a New York (population 8.8 million).

But again, in their infinite wisdom, the Founding Fathers were obsessed with protecting minority rights, with protecting the rights of the individual states, and so the federal government was deliberately set up in a way so that a) the passions of the 51 percent could not be easily fulfilled and b) every state had some legitimate muscle in the legislative process.

Democrats love to talk about “diversity” and “representation,” but still want to kill an ingenious Constitution that best ensures both when it comes those who hold power over the rest of us.

Now who should I listen to? Our Founders or the pathetic and intellectually vapid creature who says he represents us in Congress?

Library or Propaganda Center?

This morning I made a trip to the Benjamin Hooks library. I just wanted to get a few books to read to my granddaughter.

There are always a few books highlighted in the children’s section. Most of the time they are new books. I looked to see if there was anything interesting to a four year old.

If that four year old were a liberal, he/she would be at the right place. Center in the mix was this tome: “We Rise, We Resist and We Raise Our Voices.” Now what do kids of any age under teenager need to know about social justice or the war on Trump? The book was colorful and filled with things like songs and “history” lessons.

On the other side was this one: “Little Dreamers: Visionary Women around the World.” Do most kids in elementary school focus on immigration and Dreamers? Are all Dreamers to be applauded, even if they broke the laws coming into our country? Is that what school is about now? Numbers connected to immigration, not math; history that they want to make rather than the truth?

Then I spotted “It Takes a Village.”

What a sad thing it is that the public library is being used for propaganda.

But then again, so are schools, so is entertainment, so is the media.

We’ve got a lot to work on to retake America.

Catch This, Mitt

Everything everyone has said about Mitt Romney is encapsulated in this very good piece by John Nolte at Breitbart:

As the freshman senator from Utah, Mitt Romney is a long way from the presidency. That has to be especially tough on a two-time presidential loser with You-Know-Who sitting in the Oval Office, a guy who took the brass ring by doing the exact opposite of what you did.

My opinion of Mitt Romney has changed over the years. When he lost the Republican nomination to John McCain in 2008, I thought he was a classy guy with a future. When he lost the general election to Barack Obama in 2012, I thought he was a good man with a glass jaw. When he repeatedly got on his high horse to sabotage Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, I thought he was an opportunistic sleaze bag gorging on sour grapes and his own monstrously selfish sense of virtue.

But now, after reading his Washington Post jihad against Trump, I finally figured what Mitt Romney really is … an idiot.

Romney might have a high IQ, but he’s a political moron.

Let’s first dispel with the idea that Romney wrote this op-ed out of some pressing moral need to condemn Trump’s supposed indecency. Decent people don’t contribute to the far-left Washington Post, a news outlet that published a countless number of lies to sabotage Romney, that attacks the children of Republicans, that tells almost as many lies as CNN.

Secondly, decent people sure as hell do not then run to a blacklisting, violence-promoting gangster outfit like CNN to promote that op-ed, and do so specifically with a presidential-penis-obsessed serial liar like Jake Tapper, who is so gosh-darned virtuous he remained silent as his own audience booed a rape victim.

Oh, and let us never forget the series of fake news depth charges CNN dropped on Romney in 2012.

So why would Romney do such a thing? Why would Mr. Decency align himself with objectively indecent organizations and people?

And now we come to the part about Romney being a moron.

Just as his fellow moron John McCain believed in 2008, I think Romney actually believes two things…

1) Sucking up to the media by backstabbing the sitting Republican president is a path to another shot at the Oval Office.

2) When he does run for president again, the same media that relentlessly tarred him as a sexist, racist, plutocrat, job-killing corporate raider who tortures dogs, bullies gays, and gives women cancer, will appreciate him this time.

As far as number one, I think I speak for many Republican voters, including those who vigorously supported Romney in 2012, when I say kiss my ass. Screw you, you preening, backstabbing, undermining, half-witted peacock whose first official act as an incoming U.S. Senator is to sucker punch Trump, the man who not only endorsed you in Utah, but did so graciously after you launched a series of unhinged and very personal attacks against Trump during the 2016 campaign.

If Mitt Romney were on fire, I wouldn’t spit on him.

And then there’s number two, Romney the Vichy Republican betraying our president to the Washington Post and CNN and Tapper, the worst of the worst of the worst. “Tone deaf” doesn’t even begin to explain it.

Is there not a single one of Mitt Romney’s handlers who can see what is going on here? Are all of these so-called professionals so blinded by hate and arrogance that they truly cannot grasp how their boy is being played? Do they actually believe this siren song….?

Dear Willard:

We were so, so, so, so wrong about you in 2012, and we are so, so sorry. The Bad Orange Man has returned us to our senses and now we see that you are a pure and noble man who deserves to be president. So how does this sound… Let’s bury the hatchet, you come on over, and we’ll destroy Trump together and make you president!!!!

XXXOOO,

The Establishment Media

Although the rest of us can see the open maw of this trap from a mile away, this nitwit still hasn’t figured out that this charade is only about one thing — putting a Democrat back in the White House in 2020; and the best shot the media have of accomplishing that is if an insecure simpleton can be fooled into running a destructive primary campaign against Trump.

And this is the best part… Even if Romney were somehow able to win the 2020 (or even the 2024) Republican nomination, his cowardice has doomed him with a GOP base that will never-ever support a weasel who attacks Republicans with unbridled glee and has no stomach to go after Democrats.

In other words… Dear #GOPSmartSet: Past is prologue. My God, you people are stupid.

But that’s the least of it.

The media will then turn Willard the Noble into — you guessed it — a sexist, racist, plutocrat, job-killing corporate raider who tortures dogs, bullies gays, and gives a woman cancer.

Honestly, what kind of spineless, squealing little gerbil kisses up to the monsters who launched one audacious lie after another to aggressively destroy his presidential ambitions?

What kind of mewling, bitter, sore loser crybully allows himself to be used as a prop in the un-American campaign to overturn the 2016 presidential election through impeachment?

I’ll tell you what kind…

An idiot, a moron, a stupe, a sleazy stooge.

Another 1st for Sen. Blackburn

Our new senator will serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee. According to the the Washington Examiner, that will be the first time Republicans will have women on the panel.

Senator Blackburn will be joined by Iowa Senator Joni Ernst on the committee. Democrats have had women on the panel, but Republicans have not until now.

It’s not official yet, but a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes it is likely.
“Everyone knows Republicans need women on Judiciary,” said Marilyn Musgrave, the vice president of anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List. “It will take away the critics asking, ‘Where are the women?’”
Last year’s committee consisted of
Chuck Grassley, Iowa, Chairman
Orrin Hatch, Utah
Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
John Cornyn, Texas
Mike Lee, Utah
Ted Cruz, Texas
Ben Sasse, Nebraska
Jeff Flake, Arizona
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Thom Tillis, North Carolina
John Kennedy, Louisiana

This year’s committee appears to be:
Lindsey Graham, South Carolina, Chairman
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
John Cornyn, Texas
Mike Lee, Utah
Ted Cruz, Texas
Ben Sasse, Nebraska
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Thom Tillis, North Carolina
John Kennedy, Louisiana
Josh Hawley, Missouri[5]
Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee
Joni Ernst, Iowa

We got rid of Flake, but are still stuck with Ben Sasse, the ass from Nebraska. He likes to throw a monkey wrench into proceedings. It is good to have Senator Blackburn on it to represent Tennessee and American values.