A progressive embraces the Ineffectual Dork Weasels:
The vast majority of people in the IDW are extremely liberal on all of the core issues like abortion, climate change, gay marriage, etc. They’re not neocons, they’re not alt-right, and they’re not racists. They’re the opposite of that, actually, and the main thing they have in common is the desire to preserve and amplify good-faith conversation.
Rather than bash them due to something you heard from this one place—or that one friend—take the time to actually listen. Most of them are progressive just like you and me. And if you’re not liberal that’s fine too—listening will show you that true discussion is still possible.
The author suggests that Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson as partial exceptions who are not “extremely liberal”, but of course, he also mistakenly believes the Littlest Chickenhawk “doesn’t want to impose his religious ideas upon you through government” which is unintentionally hilarious to anyone who has read Shapiro’s book dedicated to the notion that both America and Western Civilization are Jewish. But he did produce this useful chart:
And remember, this is supposed to be the courageous opposition to American progressivism.
Replacing Kirstjen Nielsen with Ann Coulter would take care of the problem of immigration very nicely indeed:
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen abruptly resigned Sunday, as the president continues to fume over continued illegal border crossings. CBS News first reported Nielsen’s impending departure, which Mr. Trump confirmed in a tweet after a 5 p.m. meeting with Nielsen at the White House.
Nielsen’s resignation is effective immediately. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will serve as acting DHS secretary, Mr. Trump announced.
“Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service,” Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday. “…I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSgov. I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!”
Nielsen’s exit comes as Trump eyes “tougher” approach on immigration
Nielsen’s departure is a part of a massive DHS overhaul engineered and directed by top Trump adviser Stephen Miller, according to a senior U.S. official. It’s unclear whether Nielsen is deciding to leave voluntarily, or whether she has been pressured to resign.
You probably think I’m kidding, but I’m totally serious. The God-Emperor could use a good hatchet-woman to shake up his administration.
Neon Revolt points out that South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg is the Deep State’s candidate for president in 2020:
But who is this guy, exactly? Buttigieg was a complete unknown until just a few weeks ago, when he announced his Presidential campaign. And as of today, he’s either tied or tracking just above BIDEN(!!!) for 2020: So where did this guy come from? What has he done? And what accounts for this sudden rise to prominence from utter obscurity?
I think they get carried away from time to time. Just because they can fake popularize a media creation like Ben Shapiro or Jordan Peterson, they think they can create popularity for a politician out of thin air. But Obama was a one-off and was only possible due to the way white people think supporting black politicians will magically absolve them of racism.
The Democrats running a gay nonentity with a silly name like Buttigieg would make Reagan-Mondale look close.
Stay out of the race, old white man:
Some Democratic presidential candidates expressed support Saturday for the Nevada political candidate who alleged former Vice President Joe Biden kissed her on the back of her head in 2014. But they didn’t say it disqualifies Biden from joining the race.
Speaking to reporters in Iowa, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro said they believed Lucy Flores. She wrote in New York magazine that she felt uncomfortable with her interactions with Biden.
Warren and Castro said it’s up to Biden to decide whether he should join the race. Biden spokesman Bill Russo said in a statement that Biden doesn’t remember kissing Flores.
Everyone knows Biden is a creepy old pervert. There are dozens of pictures and videos of him creeping on women and young girls. The release of the incident by Flores is simply an early shot across the bow warning him to stay out of the presidential race.
If he doesn’t do the smart thing and leave it to the women and diversities, more incidents will be released to the media. And Biden has been playing this game long enough to know that.
No wonder the media is weeping and gnashing their teeth over the Mueller report:
“[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” On the question of obstruction of justice, Barr writes that while Mueller’s report “does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
Now that’s over with, let’s see the President get on with draining the Swamp and building the Wall.
The anti-BDS movement attacking American First Amendment rights appears to have gone seriously awry, as MoveOn has publicly thrown down a gauntlet in the face of AIPAC.
No Democratic presidential candidates committed to AIPAC conference as liberal group calls for boycott. With some Democrats advocating a re-evaluation of the U.S relationship with Israel, the progressive political advocacy group MoveOn is calling on 2020 candidates to boycott this year’s conference of prominent pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC.
It’s not clear yet which 2020 Democratic candidates — if any — were planning to attend this year. But in the past three presidential cycles, the eventual nominees for both parties spoke at the conference the year of the election.
Iram Ali, MoveOn’s campaign director, told NBC News that the boycott only applies to this year’s conference. That could leave the door open for candidates to attend next year, when the Democratic presidential primary will be in full swing. But she described alignment with AIPAC as anti-progressive.
“It’s important that the next Democratic nominee has progressive values, not only in their domestic policies, but also in their foreign policies,” Ali said. “You cannot be a progressive and support AIPAC because of the policies that they’ve supported.”
It’s mildly amusing to see the shock being expressed by conventional conservatives. Apparently their civnattery prevented them from ever thinking through the obvious implications of the changing Democratic Party demographics. Of course, they’re more inclined to piously denounce anti-semitism – DRRA – than they are to take advantage of the situation.
The Trumpslide 2020 just got that much bigger. It’s not that Jews will vote for Republicans no matter what bones Trump throws Israel, but at least they’ll probably be less enthusiastic about funding his opponents.
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!
9:50 AM – 21 Mar 2019
I’d prefer the United States fully recognize its sovereignty over its own southern border myself. Does President Trump really believe any American gives a flying rat’s ass about what is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel in light of the complete lack of their own security?
I suspect this is primarily about trying to keep Netanyahu in office. Even so, whatever happened to America First?
The push for a re-vote on staying in the EU is voted down by the British Parliament:
MPs tonight voted against a second referendum on Brexit for the first time as Remain MPs prepare to seize control of the agenda to push Britain to a soft Brexit.
A proposal by the Independent Group to demand a new public vote on Brexit has failed after Labour and even the official People’s Vote campaign deserted the move.
The bid for a second referendum was crushed 334 to 85 in a blow to the hopes of campaigners who want a new vote.
Apparently no MP is eager to face the voters after telling them they have to vote until they vote for rule by Brussels.
This doesn’t surprise me in the least; I’ve been criticizing the uniparty since at least 2004. But I expect this Senatorial betrayal will anger more than a few Republicans:
The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him.
Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers.
Since the Democratic-controlled House approved the measure last month, the Senate vote would force Trump to use a veto to protect his presidential campaign’s “Build the Wall” mantra over objections from his own party….
With Republicans controlling the Senate 53-47, just four GOP defections would be enough to approve the resolution canceling Trump’s border emergency.
Lee became the fifth Republican to say they’d back the resolution after Trump called him during a private lunch of GOP senators to say he opposed Lee’s compromise bill. The call was described by two officials who weren’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and described it on condition of anonymity.
Soon afterward, Lee issued a statement saying he’d support the resolution blocking the border emergency. “Congress has been giving far too much legislative power to the executive branch,” Lee said. He said he’d vote to block Trump’s emergency because his own bill “does not have an immediate path forward.”
The other GOP senators who have said they will vote to block Trump’s border emergency are Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Kentucky’s Rand Paul.
This is a perfect example of the uselessness of so-called “representative democracy”. The Founding Fathers were wrong. Mob rule would be vastly preferable.
The British Prime Minister’s utterly predictable fake dramatic gesture “winning an important concession from the EU at the last minute” appears to have gone down in legal flames:
The Attorney General today delivered a fatal blow to Theresa May’s hopes of winning her ‘last chance’ Brexit vote tonight by admitting the 11th hour deal struck in Strasbourg last night failed to change his legal advice.
Geoffrey Cox has admitted the legal risk of Britain being trapped forever into EU rules through the Irish backstop ‘remains unchanged’ and that new concessions only ‘reduce’ this risk.
The DUP and Tory Brexiteers are now likely to reject the Prime Minister’s deal tonight having suggested they would only change their minds if the Attorney General changed his advice.
Mr Cox’s bombshell dropped after Jeremy Corbyn has demanded MPs kill-off Theresa May’s renegotiated Brexit deal as the Prime Minister prepares to make a last-ditch plea to her own MPs to vote through her deal tonight.
She will warn them that Britain may never leave the EU if they refuse to back her tonight.
Tory Brexiteers and Northern Ireland’s DUP had been waiting to see if Geoffrey Cox tweaked his legal advice before deciding to vote for it.
Mr Cox earlier spoke out on Twitter to blast claims he was ‘told to find a way’ to change his mind as ‘b*****ks’.
Rebel Tory Brexiteers and the DUP are today combing over the detail after the Prime Minister last night announced ‘legally binding changes’ to the controversial Irish border backstop after a dramatic dash to Strasbourg yesterday and last-minute talks with Jean-Claude Juncker.
Former Brexit Secretary David Davis tweeted: ‘This all now depends on the Attorney General’s legal advice. It is critical that he confirms we can escape this backstop.’
Theresa May will make a direct pitch to MPs at 11.30am and hopes the changes to her deal will be enough to win backing for her plan from rebel Tory Brexiteers and the DUP in the meaningful vote tonight and secure Britain’s exit from the EU on March 29.
No deal is the best deal. The British MPs don’t need to vote for May’s ridiculous plan in order to “secure Brexit”. Britain will leave the EU regardless of whether the Parliament backs the Prime Minister or not. All of these Parliamentary shenanigans are merely meant to provide cover to the elite’s obvious desire to abandon democracy and overturn the will of the people. But I doubt these efforts will work because if the current British elite had the confidence to openly declare that democracy is dead and they will rule as they see fit no matter what people want, we wouldn’t be subjected to these embarrassingly stupid theatrics in the first place.