While the Trump administration is attempting to get a lot of serious business done in its first 100-days, there are several Democrats who appear to be auditioning for a gig at The Improv.
CHUCKLES THE CLOWN – Despite his impressive judicial resume, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was being attacked by the left. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), leader of the liberal’s scorched-earth strategy against anything Trump, indicating he was troubled with the Gorsuch nomination and was “skeptical that he can be a strong, independent justice on the court.” Laughingly, Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska said, “Senator Schumer is about to tell Americans that Judge Gorsuch kicks puppies and heckles piano recitals.”
THEN THERE WAS SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL), who couldn’t put party differences aside to accept President Trump’s invitation to attend the Gorsuch announcement. There were two dozen seats reserved for invited members of Congress, and not one Democrat attended. Durbin declined the invitation because he “didn’t want his appearance there to look like a signal of support on camera … I don’t want to be a prop at this (event).”
LIBERALS ARE COMPLAING that Judge Gorsuch has a pro-business record on the bench of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. I see the Gorsuch nomination as another promise kept by President Trump to reverse the anti-business, heavily regulatory agenda of the Obama administration.
TAKE THAT DEMOCRATS – When Democrats failed to attend cabinet confirmation hearings by the Senate Finance Committee for the second day in a row, which under the committee’s rules would have prevented votes from taking place, Chairman Sen. Orin Hatch (R-UT) suspended the rule and the 14 Republicans in attendance approved the nominees. The confirmations of Rep. Tom Price for HHS and Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary were on the docket. The leading Democrat obstructionist on the committee, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), ran to MSNBC to object. Hatch was thoroughly disgusted with the Democrat’s stunt.
NINE OF THOSE OBSTRUCTIONIST DEMOCRATS will be up for reelection in 2018; a number of them from states President Trump won in 2016, including Sen. Debbie Stabenaw of Michigan; Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida; Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania; Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri.
THE U.S. CORPS OF ENGINEERS HAS BEEN THE GIVEN GREEN LIGHT to proceed with the final permit necessary to finish the Dakota Access Pipeline. Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer directed the Corps to proceed with the easement needed to complete the project.
BOO HOO – Iran’s Foreign Ministry has announced it will take reciprocal and proportionate action against the U.S. by ceasing the issuance of visas to Americans desiring to visit their country.
DISSAPPOINTING – In recent posts I expressed my displeasure with Megyn Kelly who I thought got too big for her britches on Fox News Channel only to learn, thankfully, that she was leaving for NBC. I also recommended that you watch “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox for a real departure in news shows. But, alas, I must express my disappointment in the following recent moves by Fox, apparently made in attempt to bolster its fair and balanced claim.
… Bob Beckel has returned to share hosting the left’s view on “The Five,” Fox’s popular late afternoon news and popular culture show. Beckel is never informed on a topic, but that doesn’t stop him from making some outrageous comment.
… Perhaps the most egregious move was the hiring of former State Department spokesperson Mary Harf as a contributor. On a number of occasions, I have featured Harf in my reporting on the amateurs in the Obama administration. Harf once claimed on MSNBC that the solution to defeating the Islamic State was in finding jobs for Muslim men, because she believed “we cannot kill our way out of this war.” She said 17-year-olds opted to “pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business.” Excuse me, but what an airhead!
… On a positive note, the addition of Beckel and Harf does provide Fox viewers with vivid examples of what’s wrong with progressivism.
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