Saturday, March 12, 2022

Saturday Politic - Is a Bloodbath Coming?

 At Town Hall, Guy Benson sees a Bloodbath: Dreadful Numbers for Biden, Democrats in New Poll. This might sound like a good idea, but I can't see them pulling it off, John Sexton at Haut Hair, DCCC advice to Dems for the midterms: Don't 'sound like a jerk'. The farther behind they get, the angrier they become. The NYT cited at Haut Hair, sees Dems Bracing for losses, look to Biden for a reset. Good luck with that. Alex Parker at Red State, 'Not Cognitively Capable': Obama White House Doctor Diagnoses Biden's Leadership Deficiency. But Jim Antle at WaEx hears a Defiant Biden tells Democrats they can win midterm elections. Matt Margolis at PJ Media, LOL: Biden Makes a Bold Prediction About the 2022 Midterms. I think Republicans are in great shape, but don't underestimate their ability to screw up at the last minute. 

One factor going in the Republicans direction?  Hispanic voters.Texas Monthly, Latinas Are Pushing a Political Revolution in South Texas—to the Right, "Monica De La Cruz, Mayra Flores, and Adrienne Peña-Garza, all from Hidalgo County, hope to flip congressional seats across the region." Phil Klein at NR, Poll: Republicans Beat Democrats among Hispanics, at 27 Percent among Black Voters. John Hinderacker at Power Line, Earthquake [Updated]

These numbers, if they are representative and if they hold, portend a revolution in American politics. If Republican candidates win the Hispanic vote by nine points and gain 27% (and rising) of black votes, we are in for a landslide of epic proportions in November and, more important, an era in which it is hard for Democrats to win statewide and national elections.

UPDATE: By the way, if the Democrats conclude that the GOP has a long-term nine-point advantage among Hispanics, what will their reaction be? “Build that wall! Build that wall!”
Actually, their immediate response in even worse, and sadly predictable, from Twitchy, Polling emergency! Axios reports on ‘rise of white nationalist Hispanics.’

Joe Hoft, WOW! AZ Audit Finds 74,000 Ballots Returned and Counted in 2020 Election with NO RECORD of Being Sent Out! Which doesn't mean they were all fraudulent, but the shitty record keeping provides ample opportunity for undetected fraud. At Epoch Times, Illinois Illegally Denied Elections Group Access to Voter Records, Federal Court Rules. I wonder what they're trying to hide.

WFLA, Florida, Florida’s ‘Stop WOKE Act’ passes Senate, heads to DeSantis to sign into law, Democrats horrified,"HB 7 says that any discrimination leveled toward any individual includes any training or lessons that “as a condition of employment, membership, certification, licensing, credentialing, or passing an examination” or that “espouses, promotes, advances, inculcates, or compels such individual to believe any of the following concepts”:"
  1. Members of one race, color, sex, or national origin are morally superior to members of another
  2. An individual, by virtue of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously
  3. An individual’s moral character or status as either privileged or oppressed is necessarily determined by his or her race, color, sex, or national origin
  4. People cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race, color, sex, or national origin
  5. An individual bears responsibility for, or should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment because of, actions committed in the past by other members of the same race, color, sex, or national origin
  6. An individual, by virtue of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin, should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment to achieve diversity, equity, or inclusion
  7. An individual bears personal responsibility for and must feel guilt, anguish, or other forms of psychological distress because of actions, in which the individual played no part, committed in the past by other members of the same race, color, sex, or national origin
  8. Such virtues as merit, excellence, hard work, fairness, neutrality, objectivity, and racial colorblindness are racist or sexist, or were created by members of a particular race, color, sex, or national origin to oppress members of another
The bill says none of the topics listed above are banned from inclusion “as part of a larger course of training or instruction, provided such training or instruction is given in an objective manner without endorsement of the concepts.”

Victory Girls, Disney: China Is Great, Parents Rights Are Bad "Disney would rather contribute to China and their genocide instead of supporting American parents rights. That was made clear by Disney’s actions this week." At Twitchy, Gov. Ron DeSantis puts out a video of the media misrepresenting the so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. Insty, in his part time gig at NYPo claims Ron DeSantis has emerged as America’s awesome ‘shadow president’

Paul Bedard at WaEx, Half say government wields too much power in classrooms. Insty, NOT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE KIDS: Why Government Schooling Came to America.

Americans educated their children to a very high degree—indeed, to such a high degree that America had the highest literacy rates of any country in the world! European visitors to the United States were astonished by the levels of education achieved in the United States. In his National Education in the United States (1812) published forty years before the introduction of government schooling, Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours expressed his astonishment at the extraordinary literacy rate he saw amongst ordinary Americans.

Likewise, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in Democracy in America that the Americans were “the most enlightened people on earth.” Even on the frontier where schools and libraries were in short supply, Tocqueville noted that one-room cabins hidden deep in the woods typically contained a copy of the Bible and multiple newspapers.

All of this was achieved without government schools.

And then, everything changed.
The primary objectives of America’s new Prussianized education system were fivefold: first, to replace parents with the State as the primary influence on the education of children; second, to elevate and promote the interests of the State; third, to substitute America’s highly individualistic and laissez-faire social-political system with one that was collectivistic and statist in nature; fourth, to create a new kind of citizen, whose primary virtues would be self-sacrifice, compliance, obeisance, and conformity; and, fifth, to Americanize and Protestantize the teeming hordes of Irish-Catholics who were coming to the United States (and then the waves of immigrants coming to the U.S. after the Civil War from southern and eastern Europe).

To achieve these goals, the single most important task of the new government schooling was to disconnect the natural ties between children and their parents. No longer would parents determine in what, how, and by whom their children were to be taught. These functions would now be taken over by the government. Thus, the first steps in liberating children from the baneful influence of their parents could only be achieved by legislating compulsory attendance laws and mandating a common curriculum where all students would learn the same political ideology.

Buck Throckmorton at Ace's, THE MORNING RANT: You Don’t Need To RUN For School Board, You Need to VOTE For School Board "Turnout in school board races is notoriously low, often less than 10%. I have known several good conservative candidates who ran for school board, only to lose to left-wing culture warriors. Those races didn’t need more conservative candidates…they needed more conservative voters."  Campus Reform explains This is how 'Marxist working groups' operate in higher education. Vice, Austin Wants to Be a ‘Sanctuary’ City for Families of Trans Kids in Texas. There is no such things as "trans" kids, they're too young. Insty, OKAY, GROOMER: Mary Margaret Olohan
 "NEW: An NC official deleted her Twitter after suggesting kids should feel free to "slide into my DMs" to talk about gender and sexual identity. Now she tells @realDailyWire her statement was "taken out of context in ways" she never intended." Fox 4, Biden seeks $2.6B to promote gender equity as White House marks International Women's Day. A billion here, a billion there. De Zeen, Vulva Spaceship aims to counter prevalence of phallic spacecraft

A German feminist art group has revealed a vulva-shaped spaceship concept, which it is encouraging the European Space Agency to help realise in order to better represent humanity in space and "restore gender equality to the cosmos."

The group Wer Braucht Feminismus? (WBF?), which translates to "Who Needs Feminism?", created the Vulva Spaceship concept to challenge the convention of phallic spacecraft design.

The yonic craft was designed to signal inclusivity and the group has started a petition on calling on the European Space Agency to consider the project.

"The project adds another dimension to the representation of humanity in space and is communicating to the world that anyone has a place in the universe, regardless of their genitalia," said the organisation.

So, do you want the spaceship you ride in designed by Elon Musk, or some German Feminist art group?

Stacy McCain eviscerates Biden's spin on inflation in  ‘Simply Not True’ "Joe Biden lies about a lot of things, including his own biography. It is fair to say he is notoriously dishonest, and yet he seems to believe that nobody knows this, and that he enjoys a reputation as a truth-teller." Cutie Pavlich at Town Hall, Biden Loses It Over Americans Correctly Knowing the Cause of Inflation. Insty, EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: "Biden Loses It Over Americans Correctly Knowing the Cause of Inflation. . . .  He’s senile and out of touch, but at some level of what’s left of his mind he knows he’s blowing it." Robert Spencer at PJ Media, Angry Biden Shouts, ‘I’m Sick of This Stuff,’ Lashes Out at Those Who Blame Him for Inflation. Nick Arama at Red State, Biden Just Insulted Americans as Being Too Stupid to Understand His Greatness. Insty, SAY ANYTHING: Biden blames PUTIN for 7.9% inflation – the highest in 40 years – even though Russia only invaded Ukraine four days before the end of the month being measured. Sundance at CTH has the video of Tucker Carlson Outlines Biden Strategy To Blame Russia for Outcomes of White House Economic Policy. Nick Arama again, Even CNN Isn't Buying Biden's New Lie About Inflation. Fox, Biden ‘does not care’ about small-town America, South Dakotans say: 'If he did care, Keystone would be going’ "After canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Biden's slogan should be ‘butchering booming business,' an energy CEO says". Insty, NO WORRIES, WE CAN USE OLD BIDEN SPEECHES: Russia to “temporarily” suspend fertilizer exports. Ace, Biden, Asked if He Would "Sacrifice" "Thousands or Tens of Thousands" of "Blue Collar Workers" on the Altar of the Green New Deal: "The Answer Is Yes" "Video below. The question was asked in a debate in 2020. Brandon was very straight in his answer -- because he was appealing to the Green New Deal crowd." Jackie Cushman, Pass the Buck, Biden

Georgia Business Daily, Gas prices soar in Georgia, 'gasoline misery index' shows; Impact from war in Eastern Europe 'unclear'. PM, BIDENFLATION: 8% increase will cost US families $300 more each month, ""Unfortunately, things will get worse before they get better," said one senior economist." Yahoo!, Record Food Prices Could Leap 22% More on Ukraine War, UN Warns. Dan Horowitz at Da Blaze,  With record food prices, time to repeal the ethanol mandate now. It's always a great time to repeal the ethanol mandate, on of America's great bipartisan boondoggles. At Da Mail, 'Batten down you gas caps, it's gonna be a rough ride': Cops tell Americans to buy LOCKING caps to protect the ‘liquid gold’ in their tanks as the national average gas climbs to $4.33 a gallon. From Quartz, Shrinkflation, How companies are hiding inflation without charging you more. John Sexton at Haut Hair warns Get ready for more shrinkflation.  At WaT, Sen. Manchin calls on oil companies to ‘put production before profits’. Well, he is a Democrat, after all. I&I, Gasoline Prices Headed Right Where The Democrats Want Them. They've always wanted higher gas prices; they just don't want the blame. In his gig at NYPo, Insty warns Don’t pretend that high prices and American suffering are a ‘bug’ for the establishment — it’s a historic feature.  Insty again, THE LEFT ALWAYS WANTS ORDINARY PEOPLE TO LIVE CIRCUMSCRIBED LIVES . . .   At Tampa Freep, America's Shadow President, Florida Gov. DeSantis Lambasts Biden Admin’s Engagement With Maduro Regime And Its Destructive Domestic Energy Policies.

David Harsanyi at Da Signal, Let Them Drive Teslas. Hey, I said that before he did. Insty, Not enough graft from (American) oil. At Da Mail, 'Often it ain't easy': Kamala stresses the need to stick with 'friends' alongside Romanian president, says Putin IS committing war crimes and record inflation is the 'price to pay for democracy' - after she was roasted for laughing off questions about refugee crisis.

Althouse, "The ruling marks the first time in the records of Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department — and one of very few times across the country — that a suicide has been classified as a line-of-duty death."

"The moment may be a tipping point in a crusade to lift long-held taboos against open discussion of depression, addiction and suicide in policing, with several groups pushing for officers to have greater access to confidential counseling and other emotional supports."

From "Police Officer’s Suicide After Jan. 6 Riot Is Ruled a Line-of-Duty Death/'If he did not go to work that day, he would be here,' said the widow of Officer Jeffrey Smith of the Metropolitan Police" (NYT).

Now do the poor guy who committed suicide after the DOJ charged him with multiple felonies for non-violently entering the Capitol. 

Paul Bedard at WaEx claims Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s ‘weird’ resume stymies criticism and support

It lists Harvard University undergrad, Harvard Law School, the Harvard Law Review, and clerkships with three federal judges, including retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.

But then, it stalls. For the next dozen years, she became a self-described “vagabond,” even toiling as a public defender, until then-President Barack Obama plucked her from obscurity for a district court judgeship.

If she took the time to be a waitress or even a prostitute, it would at least show some affinity for the common people. Kaelen Deese at WaEx, GOP senators meet Supreme Court nominee Jackson, previewing 'no' vote arguments. Vet hard, vet fair, vote your conscience. At the Hub, the staff wonders  Is ‘meritocracy’ most important?—Benjamin H. Barton on how a narrow set of American elites dominates the Supreme Court. I'm sorry, but determining who is the "best" candidate for the court is beyond the call of duty. We need to settle for adequate. 

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