I think you will find my observations on today’s news interesting.
HEAR, HEAR – “Few things drive conservative voters battier than phony politicians who say one thing and do another to avoid hard choices,” wrote Kimberly A. Strassel in the July 21, edition of The Wall Street Journal. “Mr. (Mitch) McConnell should make clear that the overwhelming majority of the Republican Party stands ready to make good on its repeal-and-replace campaign promise, and that it would have been done so already were it not for a cynical or egotistic few.”
Reminding us that nearly every Republican is on record having voted to repeal ObamaCare back when they knew that President Obama’s veto made the vote consequence-free, Strassel suggests, “It’s time for some very public accountability.”
CAN KID ROCK UNSEAT SEN. STABINAW IN MICHIGAN? – Michigan native Jordan Gehrke, writing in The Federalist, “How Kid Rock Can Win Michigan’s 2018 Senate Seat,” believes so. “Is Kid Rock going to run? I have absolutely no idea. Could he win? To borrow a phrase from the man himself: Hell yeah,” he writes. Writing of Kid Rock’s popularity in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan, Gehrke outlines a Trump-like campaign that would include free concerts in all 83 Michigan counties. Kid Rock is worth between $80 and $120 million, but in a populist campaign, pledging not to take a single donation over $100.
RNC FUNDRAISING RECORD – The Republican National Committee set another fundraising record of $13.4 million in the month of June, bringing their total 2017 fundraising effort to an impressive $75 million, reports Breitbart. The RNC also had a record May with $10.8 million, while the Democrats had their worst April and May since 2003, raising just $4.7 million and $4.29 million, respectively. I thought party members were upset with GOP members?
PURCHASERS OF BIDEN’S BOOK who want a personally-signed copy will have to pay hundreds of dollars for the “privilege.” Those who pay for VIP tickets before a scheduled event will receive a signed copy of “Promise Me, Dad: A year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose.”
I WAS DELIGHTED TO READ that Rush Limbaugh discussed Mark Zuckerberg’s appeal for a Universal Basic Income, a subject on which I posted, “A primer on Universal Basic Income,” on July 18. Limbaugh saw Zuckerberg’s call for UBI as part of a liberal campaign. “It’s what the left does,” said Limbaugh, “They come up with campaigns to push an idea. They strategize these things months, years in advance.”
The conservative talk show icon sees a piece in the San Francisco Chronicle, “Why Universal Basic Income is Gaining Support,” as a rollout for the campaign. He commented that Silicon Valley CEOs, executives, and celebrities are behind it, but “Democrats are never gonna support this. This is what Zuckerberg has yet find out.” Limbaugh pointed out that a UBI, which would supposedly supplant all other welfare payments, would not be accepted by Democrats, who don’t want to close those bureaucracies.
CONSERVATIVES FOR MAXINE WATERS FOR PRESIDENT has been launched by conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, who want to make Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who she jokingly labeled a “beltway barnacle,” the defining face of the Democrat Party.” In a video produced for CRTV, Malkin tells Americans to find out what kind of leader Waters is, “they need to look no further than Waters’ economically ravaged south-central Los Angeles district.”
In her role as chairman of CFMMFP, Malkin pledges to spotlight Waters’ long record of coddling gang members and using her office to enrich herself and her family.
ANOTHER DEMOCRAT, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), is demanding the return of smashed computer hard drives seized from her Florida home by the FBI, and other computer equipment taken by Capitol Police. The Daily Caller reported that Pakistani-born Imran Awan, a long-time right-hand IT aide to Wasserman Schultz when she chaired the DNC, is being probed, along with several family members. Those family members have appeared on the payrolls of other House Democrats. “Collectively,” revealed the Daily Caller, “the Awan group has been paid $4 million since 2009.”