Friday, April 22, 2022

Dem Crumble Continues, Elon Makes Another Bid

Spencer Brown at Town Hall says Even CNN Can't Spin Biden's Terrible Week. CNN has it's own problems. . . VodkaPundit from his post at PJ Media notes Larry Sabato: Republicans 'Favorites' to Take Senate. I would hope. A single seat would do it, although it would take three more to make Romney, Murky and Collins irrelevant. David Faris as Da Week make The case for exiling Manchin and Sinema from the Democratic Party, "Yes, even if it means forfeiting Senate control." Please! We'll take 'em! Politico, 'That was a terrible idea': Spanberger wants a policing reboot for House Dems, "Democrats see Rep. Abigail Spanberger's district as competitive but winnable in a tough midterm fight. She thinks addressing GOP attacks on crime head on is key to keeping it." Save us from sensible Dems and keep doubling down on stupid. Like, Dems wonder: Should we go on offense in the culture wars over CRT and "grooming"? urged on by AllahPundit at Haut Hair. 

If you hit back, your base will thrill to the sight of you standing up for your beliefs. But then the public really will start paying attention to the substance of your opponent’s criticism. And some will reason that if you’re hitting back against the side that’s anti-CRT and anti-grooming, you must be pro-CRT and pro-grooming.

And at Da Wire, Biden Admin Unleashes ‘Total Transformation Of Government’ With ‘Equity Action Plans’. Capt. Ed at Haut Hair watches CNN+ while it still exists so you don't have to, Wallace to Psaki: Say ... why do you shelter Biden from reporters?. Twitchy, Jen Psaki’s squirming intensifies as Chris Wallace pushes her on why Joe Biden’s ‘been so sheltered from the press’. Capt. Ed also reads Politico: The Senate Democrat long-distance run from Biden has begun. So he gets to sit this one out in the basement, too? John Sexton at Haut Hair, Done propping up a bully: Kamala Harris' Chief of Staff is leaving. I don't really think it's because she's a bully. I think it's because she's a sinking ship. Matt Margolis has more on The Embarrassing Decline of Kamala Harris behind the paywall at PJ Media VIP. And good news! Breitbart has a Leaked Memo: Bernie Sanders Ponders Another Presidential Bid. John Sexton at Haut Hair, Bernie approved that memo saying he might run for president in 2024, which means the Dems will have to cheat him out of the nomination again, and incur the wrath of the Bernie Bros, again. 

At Haut Hair, Samuel Gregg cites NR, Get ready: Fighting inflation is hard, messy, and there will be casualties. Thanks, Brandon! KT at Haut Hair details how Bidenflation comes for your burger

At the Columbus Dispatch, Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich admits 'I cried' after loss to Trump in 2016 presidential race. I remember when Kasich was being sold as a radical. John Sexton again, Florida Democrats hold protest on House floor, Republicans approve redistricting map over their shouting (Update). Insurrectionists! I don't want to hear any whining about Gerrymandering from Democrats until they fix Maryland. 

Even AllahPundit now confesses, So it looks like Piers Morgan misled everyone about Trump storming off of his show. 'Bonchie' at Red State, UPDATE: Piers Morgan Stabbed Trump in the Back, Deceptively Edited Interview. Ace, with a flaming skull (but without the crack pipe), Trump: Piers Morgan Deceptively Edited the Tape to Make It Look Like I Stormed Out of the Interview When I Did Not. FOX NEWS, IMPLICATED IN THE HOAX, REFUSES COMMENT

From Tristan Justice at Da Fed, the third Senator from Virginia, Liz Cheney Rakes In More Money From Northern Virginia Than From Her Home State, Wyoming. The National File, The Bulk of Liz Cheney’s Donations Have Come from Outside Wyoming, "Less than 2 percent of Cheney's total donations have come from in-state donors, according to an analysis from The Federalist"

Natalia Mittelstadt at JTN reports More than 300,000 votes unverified in Georgia's Fulton County in 2020, new complaint alleges, "President*** Joe Biden won the state by 11,779 votes over former President Donald Trump." Matt Margolis,  Complaint Alleges Over 300,000 ‘Unverified’ Votes in Fulton County, Georgia in 2020. Dan Chaitin at WaEx, 'We caught them': Trump hypes 'explosive' 2020 election litigation in Michigan. At the Peach Tree Times (GA), VRF launches absentee ballot tracker in key states: 'Our mission is to make voter information more accessible to the public' A start. 

Stacy McCain reports Netflix Stock Has Lost 62% This Year, and blames it on woke programming like 'Cuties' and 'G-Force.' Kevin Downey at PJ Media tells the story of how, Against All Odds: Mother Tells How Her Daughter and Every One of Her Friends Are Suddenly Trans. Social contagion. At Fox, MSNBC analyst claims ‘Jesus Christ would be called a groomer’ if ‘alive today’. At Twitchy, Participation in woke society requires instantaneous conformity & declaration of your preferred pronouns – OR ELSE "I've told my boss if I'm ever made to do this, I will demand "thee, thou, thy and thine" and thus force everyone to talk to me like we're characters in a Shakespeare play." Nick Arama at Red State writes Jen Psaki's Response to Chris Wallace on Parental Rights Laws Shows Exactly Why We Need Them  

Why does Psaki want the teacher to be telling kids whether they are boys or girls? Heck, their Supreme Court candidate couldn’t even answer what a woman is, and neither could members of the administration. I don’t want someone who can’t even define what a woman is teaching my kid whether they’re a boy or a girl and filling their heads with some of the moral relativism that we’ve seen from the Biden Administration. Indeed, Psaki trips right over the very problem with this issue and why the law is needed.

Matt Vespa at Town Hall isn't crying for Taylor Lorenz, WaPo Blogger Who Doxxed Libs of Tik Tok Got a Taste of Her Own Medicine Soon Afterward. Sarah Hoyt at Insty, SO…. LEANING INTO THEIR COMPETENCE? "WaPo Releases Statement Filled With Lies in Aftermath of Taylor Lorenz’s ‘Libs of TikTok’ Doxxing." Wa Free Bee highlights 10 Very Normal People Taylor Lorenz Doesn’t Want Libs of TikTok To Expose. "“Diversity is my favorite thing to teach” says non-binary preschool teacher who also makes 4 year olds pick a pronoun pin every day to wear."

Ed Scarry at Da Fed details Florida’s Parental Rights Law Has Turned Leftists Into a Sad, Frustrated Mess. Speaking of sad, frustrated messes, Brian Stelter: Let’s be clear about the root of the conflict between Ron DeSantis and Disney: ‘GOP backlash to LGBTQ equality’ (Twitchy). Fox, Florida House passes bill stripping Disney of self governing status, "The bill now heads to the governor's desk."  Ace, Florida House Passes Bill to Strip Disney of Its Special Corporate Governance Powers, "Over screaming and shouting by impassioned protesters, who I assume were National Review staffers." Via the Wombat, In The Mailbox: 04.21.22 Louder With Crowder, Florida Legislature Revokes Disney’s Special Tax Breaks. Althouse, "if Disney wants to pick a fight, they chose the wrong guy. I will not allow a woke corporation based in California to run our state..."

"Disney has gotten away with special deals from the state of Florida for way too long.... Disney thought they ruled Florida. They even tried to attack me to advance their woke agenda."

Said Ron DeSantis, quoted in "Disney to Lose Special Tax Status in Florida Amid ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Clash/Lawmakers in the state voted to revoke the company’s special designation following a dispute with Gov. Ron DeSantis over a new education law" (NYT).

Ace, The CDC Decides The Science (TM) Says There's an Emergency In the Skies Requiring Continued Mandatory Masking (But No Emergency on the Ground Necessitating Speedy Deportation of Illegal Aliens, Strangely Enough)

No one in the Weekend At Biden's Administration wants to take the blame for foisting this unpopular policy on the American public, so everyone passed the buck.

When they passed it to the CDC, the CDC was caught flat-footed and had to look at The Science (TM).

One suspects they were not analyzing the "science," but once again, consulting with "stakeholders" and politicians about the politics of it: Can we afford to piss off the Krazy Kovid Karens, the only cohort in America that still supports Biden by majority numbers?

Spencer Brown, again, the mask slips and Psaki Admits Appealing the CDC Mandate Ruling Is All About Preserving Power. 'Becca Downs at Town Hall, Fauci's Complaints on 'Dangerous Precedent' of Mask Mandate Ruling Exposes a Disturbing Sense of Entitlement. Sundance, Fauci on Federal Mask Mandate – Laws and Courts Have No Right to Impede on CDC Science and Regulations, making the CDC America's only unaccountable agency. Irony alert, WaPoo suddenly concerned with How a single judge’s ruling upended national covid policy. Insty, UNMASKING: A REPORT FROM THE FIELD.

 Jim Bennett writes: “I flew from Denver to San Juan, Puerto Rico today, via Houston. I’d say 95% of the people on the flights and at the airports (and both DEN and IAH are big, crowded airports) were unmasked, and looking happy about it. It almost looked like 2019 again. I can’t imagine what would happen if Biden seriously tried to get them back into masks again.”

Well, since he’s a dotard heading an administration staffed by idiots, we may find out.

The Peacock whines Musk to explore potential tender offer for Twitter, has $46.5B in committed financing for deal. Sundance, Elon Musk Unveils Financial Bid for $46 Billion Deal to Purchase Twitter, Through the Board or Directly to Shareholders. Capt. Ed, Musk: I now have the financing for a leveraged buyout* of Twitter  Vicky Taft at PJ Media think Things Just Got Real in Elon Musk's Attempt to Buy Twitter. Insty at his gig at NYPo, Maybe Elon Musk should give up on Twitter — and let it destroy the woke. Or let it continue to self-destruct. It's not been a force for good, overall. At Da Wire, Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Boosts Elon Musk Bid, Slams Twitter Censorship, Says ‘Fire’ Board Members. Related, from sundance, President Obama Emphasizes the Importance of the Public-Private Partnership Controlling and Labeling Information

The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: A WILD PARAGUAYAN MODEL APPEARS! and FMJRA 2.0: Youth Gone Wild out a day late at The Other McCain.

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