Oh yes, where was I before I was distracted by events?
The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides for removing a president who is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” That describes President Dustpuppet to a T.
Of course, the amendment also spells out the players who are authorized to make this decision and the process by which it must be done, but such considerations are part of the Old Rules. Remember New Rule #1: Expediency.
We’ve recently learned that a single actor can unilaterally invoke any clause or phrase she cherry-picks from the founding document, skip over the inconvenient bits, declare a candidate unfit, and strike him from the ballot. This is what Maine's childish Secretary of State did:
At Da Mail, Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows met with Biden and called Electoral College 'white supremacy' before barring Trump from ballot - as she reveals her home was swatted. I invite her to call MTG to learn how to cope. Or Rick Scott, or maybe Jonathan Turley Legal scholar Jonathan Turley becomes latest ‘swatting’ victim after false report of shooting at his home (NYPo). Mark Styne, Not with a Whimper but a Bellow... "Breaking News from Maine: Presidential hopeful banned from running in election. Oh, no, wait, sorry, my mistake - that's Russia. James Bovard at NYPo says Joe Biden and the left are putting the rule of law at risk. Kevin Downey at PJM finds Leftists Would Rather Send Their Kids to War Than Vote for 'Orange Man Bad'.
Hat Hair's John Sexton notes NBC News is Worried Democrats Could Lose in 2024. From Da Caller, ‘Really Scary’: Former Obama Advisor Jennifer Palmieri Says It’s ‘Too Late’ For Biden’s 2024 Campaign. At WJ, Biden's Got a Huge Problem Brewing in His Home State, According to Recent Voter Registration Data. "According to State Department data first reported by Newsweek, over 35,000 Pennsylvania voters who were registered as Democrats changed their registration to the Republican Party this year. In contrast, only around 15,600 Republican voters switched to register as Democrats. Additionally, nearly 21,000 Democrats and 19,000 Republicans now have no party affiliation." At WaEx, Democrats are switching parties in Pennsylvania twice as fast as Republicans.
Ace, Comer, Jordan: We Are Exploring Impeaching Joe Biden for Advising His Crackhead Bagman Son to Defy a Congressional Subpoena and Obstruct Justice. "Nice." The Free Bacon names their 2023 Man of the Year: The White House Cokehead, whoever it is. "For evading all scrutiny, investigation, and incarceration while retaining the ability to party within the world's most secure facility, we salute you, White House cokehead. You're a 2023 Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year."
At Hat Hair, John Sexton reports Another Record Month at the Border as Blinken Heads to Mexico to Beg for Relief, Jazz Shaw hears Blinken Talked to AMLO About "Normalizing" Illegal Aliens, KT is outraged that And Just Like That... DOJ Threatens to Sue Texas Over New Border Security Law and sees Northern Border Drama: ICE Returned an Iranian National with Terrorism Ties Back to Canada.Biden Admin Targets Fridges, Freezers In Latest Slew of Appliance Crackdown. But, according to Jazz Shaw, The War on Gas Stoves Has Basically Failed, WaT claims Cutting-edge drugs could vanish under Biden’s unprecedented move to seize patents. Derek Hunter at TownHall sees Democrats Get Ready to Screw a Bunch of People
From Investing, word that Prosecutors Drop Additional Charges Against FTX Co-Founder Bankman-Fried. Hat Hair's Beege Welborn notes it Pays to Be a Dem Moneyman - Fed Dropping Remaining Charges Against SBF, "Well, if THAT doesn’t bolster faith in the inherent justice system, I don’t know what will."
From Althouse , "Trump’s victory is by no means assured...." "But the past few years of Trump, Trump, Trump have taught me, if nothing else, that hoping for the best is not necessarily a winning strategy. With American democracy on the line, I’m taking the only defensible position toward the New Year: full-scale dread. I plan to pull up the covers and hide under my pillow as long as possible come January. It’s going to be a long twelve months. . . . Writes Susan B. Glasser, in "The Year We Stopped Being Able to Pretend About Trump/The story of 2023 wasn’t the search for another Republican leader—but the Party’s embrace of the one it already has" (The New Yorker). Dread as the alternative to hope. How could dread be a "winning strategy"? Are Democrats arriving at the belief that Trump is inevitable? What strange power that man has!" Silvio Canto at Am Think thinks The Trump comeback is the story of 2023. At Am Great Fred Fleitz worries the Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election Could Fuel Global Instability in 2024. Mark Tapscott at Insty, HIDDEN ‘TRUMP OR BUST’ VOTERS MAY DECIDE 2024: "Janice Hisle of The Epoch Times points to the millions of voters who only vote when Donald Trump is on the ballot as the key voting block in understanding the 2024 election. Quoting pollster Rich Baris, Hisle writes: “Many pollsters might label these people ‘unlikely’ or ‘less-likely’ voters and may discount their responses or weed them out, based on the assumption that they won’t cast ballots.“But Mr. Baris said that in the case of President Trump’s voters, that premise is flawed. He sees a pattern: These previously unmotivated, sporadic voters now seem to behave rather predictably.”"
PJM's Chris Queen says Nikki Haley Continues to Sabotage Herself. From Breitbart, Republicans Torch Nikki Haley for Failing to Say Slavery Caused Civil War. Not Quite Miss Congeniality Liz Mair has Some thoughts about Nikki Haley's Civil War flub "Everyone is talking about it, so screw it, I'll chime in, too." So does Stacy McCain, with some History You Probably Never Knew. Dan McLaughlin at NRO, cited at Hat Hair, thinks Haley Just Got Her Prime-Time Test ... and Likely Failed. USA Today, Christie says Haley is not racist after Civil War comments. Here's the problem he sees. Just go away, Chris. NYPo, Nikki Haley dissed by 9-year-old at NH town hall: You’re ‘the new John Kerry.’ Beege Welborn, 'Avoid Disappointment and Future Regret': Chris Sununu Has a Bad Case of Blinken Eyes.
PJM's Grayson Bakich explains how he thinks DeSantis Can Be Viable in 2028. Charlotte Hazard at JTN reports DeSantis says he would fire Special Counsel Jack Smith if elected president "That goes to dealing with people who are violating constitutional rights at the state and local government area." Capt. Ed adds "I’d bet that this is one pledge that every Republican candidate could make at this point, and for good reason." From Reason, Vivek Ramaswamy Really, Really Wants You To Know He Thinks January 6 Was an 'Inside Job'. Star Parker thinks Mazi Melesa Pilip would be A Fantastic Republican to Replace George Santos. 'Bonchie' at RedState hears Lauren Boebert Calls It Quits in Her Colorado District, and will run in a friendlier one. Sarah Arnold at TownHall again, House Democrat Caught Using Taxpayer Funds for Her Own Advantage, and 'Wolf of Wall Street' Explains How Pelosi, Corrupt Politicians Get Rich In 'Rigged' Stock Market. "“So how does that… is Nancy Pelosi, do you think, a stock-picking genius?” Carlson asked. “No, she has to be operating on information that’s non-public,” Belfort replied."
From Da Wire Obama-Appointed Judge Rules In Favor Of Republicans In Georgia and upheld Republican drawn election map. "“The court finds that the general assembly fully complied with this court’s order requiring the creation of Black-majority districts in the regions of the state where vote dilution was found,” Jones wrote in his order. The decision makes it likely that the GOP will maintain their 9-5 advantage with the state’s 14 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Reuters reports." At Am Con, How Mass Mail-In Voting Changes Everything. Cato, Florida Counts Votes Quickly, Other States Should Too. At Am Spec, Deroy Murdock is making POLITICAL HAY How Do You Kill Democracy? Vote Democrat. "The Democrat Party and its supporters continue a frontal assault on democracy dating back to 2010." Twitchy thinks this is HILARIOUS! Bill Kristol Claims He Is Still a 'Reagan Republican' and Twitter Collapses In Giggles.
Insty reads MATT TAIBBI: Democracy Dies in Daylight: Eight years ago the Washington Post pledged to save democracy, but now argues we need to be saved from it. At Mediaite, X Doesn’t Need Advertisers: Elon Musk Is Rich Enough to Fund Its Losses. Capt. Ed, "I’ve never been convinced otherwise. Musk bought Twitter for the same reasons Bezos bought the Post — influence rather than profit. Musk has already achieved far more relevance than Bezos in uncovering the Big Brother-esque combine of Big Tech and the federal government to suppress dissent. Musk will only run into trouble if his other businesses decline so far that he can’t carry Twitter’s debt without losing control of Tesla, SpaceX, and other holdings. But he has plenty of space and time to deal with that vulnerability." Jonathan Turley asks Are You in an Anti-Free Speech State? We Now Have The Definitive List. Of course MD is on the list.
At Front Page Michael Brown on The Ongoing Fight Against the Jewishness of Jesus "Was Jesus really a Palestinian freedom fighter?" Ummm, no. And Scott Johnson, Anti-Semitism: A Central Feature in Leftist Thought
Arnold Kling from In My Tribe thinks The Left had a difficult year "Its internal splits were pronounced." Stream asks Should We Gloat When the Woke Go Broke? Hell yes. PJM's Mark Tapscott sees The Left Just Can't Leave Chick-fil-A Alone. Lincoln Brown at PJM warns DEI by Any Other Name Would Smell as Rotten. Thomas J. Bruno at Am Think thinks DEI Matters, But Only If Less, And Inferior, Science Is The Goal. Roy Matthews at Da Fed reports Bates College Faculty Subjected To ‘Toxic’ DEI Struggle Sessions By Administrators. From Behind the Black, Today’s blacklisted American wins $185K settlement from college that fired him. "A political science professor and former police officer effectively fired by St. Philip’s College earlier this year after allowing debate on topics such as gender ideology and police brutality has received a $185,000 settlement." At WaEx, Jesse Adams is Seeing through the Ivy. At Culturcidal, John Hawkins wonders How Many Load-Bearing Walls Have to Come Down Before America Collapses? Ed Driscoll at Insty, THE SUMMER OF LOVE CONCLUDES IN A DARK WINTER: Seattle dismantles BLM garden after rampant homelessness, drug use create ‘public health and … safety issues.’ "The city of Seattle has dismantled the Black Lives Matter Memorial Garden after rampant homelessness and drug use overran the area, posing significant risks to the public."
Ace has The New Years Resolutions of the Libs of TikTok "Obviously mentally-ill woman declares herself "non-binary," then says she's offended that her husband still calls himself straight. She demands that he identify himself as "queer" in a "queer marriage." She rants and raves that her husband isn't giving the "LGBT community" respect by admitting he's gay. I got news for you: He's not going to be in this marriage, whatever you want to call it, for much longer." Breitbart, Idaho Judge Claims Parents Have Right to Allow Children to Get Sex Change Procedures. At Da Mail, Transgender Ohio girl, 10, fears she could lose access to gender-affirming treatment in her state as Governor Mike DeWine will announce his decision on possible BAN on Friday. Hat Hair, 10 Year-Old Can Rest Easy Now That DeWine Caved. Beege, "If this isn’t the creepiest, saddest thing ever, I don’t know what is. The whole thing just shrieks of a possible Munchhausen by Proxy victim, but it’s going to be too late in any event if the Ohio legislature can’t override what that squish did." Althouse, "My wife and I live in a country where we have a first amendment. We’re dealing with consensual adult sexuality. The regents are overreacting.” ""They’re certainly not adhering to their own commitment to free speech or the first amendment.... I got an email last night saying I was terminated. I wish I would have had the opportunity to have a hearing. When reasonable people understand what my wife and I are creating, it calms them down." Said Former University of Wisconsin-La Crosse chancellor Joe Gow, quoted in "Wisconsin university chancellor claims he was fired for appearing in porn videos/Joe Gow says that his free speech rights were violated after the Universities of Wisconsin board of regents decided to fire him" (The Guardian)."
Stacy McCain, NYC Maniac Turned Loose So He Could Stab Two Girls in Grand Central Station. "Have I mentioned lately that Crazy People Are Dangerous?"
The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: Coffee, please and FMJRA 2.0: I GOT NO FRIENDS ‘CAUSE THEY READ THE PAPERS up on time and under budget at The Other McCain.