Optimism

Kurt Schlichter is predicting a dem meltdown.

Conclusion:

Nineteen sixty-eight was the year normal Americans saw the Democrats for what they were, and that’s the danger for them in 2016 too – that normal Americans will be reminded about what a circus of welfare-chiseling, race-obsessed, work-averse, baby-shredding freaks the Democrat party is.

So keep fighting for purity, Democrats – your painful cramming to pass your dozens of litmus tests is going to provide us with endless amusement. And don’t worry about us Republicans – it’s actually pretty easy to pass ours. You’re disqualified if you have ever given money or a medal to Hillary Clinton. After that, we can talk.

Amid all the predictions that this would be the end of the GOP – and I’m not happy with things, truth be told – this could turn out much worse for the Dems.

21 thoughts on “Optimism

  1. Didn’t Donald Trump give money to Hillary’s campaign? Not sure that’s the litmus test we want. I think we would be happy just to elect somebody that is NOT Hillary Clinton. I, for one, can’t take 4 more years of having to switch the channel every time the Prez comes on TV to lecture and lie to me.

  2. To close the deal with the undecideds, Trump could emphasize that 2016 is their opportunity to end the Clinton dynasty. Deny Hillary the presidency, and you will never hear the name “Clinton” again.

  3. Boos and chants of “black lives matter” during a moment of silence for fallen police officers, and then boos when Hilliary voiced support for Israel. Roll tape, Donald. Roll tape.

  4. I heard about that, I can’t wait for the pro-Trump PAC’s to start releasing ads, right now they are just hoarding money and biding their time. And hopefully getting those big donors to open up their pocketbooks finally.

  5. Chelsea will not be a political force. I suppose the name might get her a safe congressional district, but she seems to have no interest in politics.

    A dose of reality after last night’s coronation speech:

    She failed, then followed Bill

    By Robert Farley on Friday, February 15th, 2008 at 12:00 a.m.

    In an article for a conservative Internet journal that has been widely distributed via chain e-mail, former Clinton adviser-turned-foe Dick Morris points out a little-known embarrassment about Sen. Hillary Clinton, who was a star law student at Yale.
    “She flunked the D.C. bar exam and only passed the Arkansas bar,” he wrote.
    It’s true.
    In his biography of Hillary Clinton, former Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein notes that in the summer of 1973, 817 people took the Washington, D.C., bar exam; 551 of them passed. Hillary Rodham was not one of them.

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2008/feb/15/chain-email/she-failed-then-followed-bill/

  6. OK, she was a star student at the top law school in the country, but was in the bottom third for the DC bar.

    I’m going to have to suggest that she was not a star student at Yale. Just sayin’. If she had been, passing the DC bar should have been a breeze, even if she’d come to the test hung over or something. Certainly her life choices indicate that her major accomplishments in life are doing well on her LSATs and marrying Bill–which is of course one of the major tragedies in her life, too.

  7. Obama: “I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.”

    Hillary served as junior senator from New York for eight years and spent four years as secretary of state.

    Dick Cheney was White House chief of staff, 1975-1977, Congressman from Wyoming 1979-1989, Secretary of Defense, 1989-1993 (he actually won a war!), and was vice president, 2001-2009.

    Obama is clearly insane.

  8. Bento: or we can simply illustrate the absurdity by saying that Obama’s basically claiming that Hilliary is more qualified than Washington or Lincoln…..not to mention Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson……go figure, though, that the only President to receive a Nobel as a participation trophy would downplay the significance of actual “achievement” as a prerequisite.

  9. How about Ike, led D-Day and the troops into Berlin? 5 star general and commander of the allied forces, the most complete and powerful army the world has ever seen?

  10. Or “anyone with a pulse born in the United States who has not led a vicious smear campaign against the paramours of their adulterous spouse, or stored confidential information on an unsecured private server.”

    Let’s be frank, here; there is a reason that Rush pointed out that low information voters are critical to the Democrats. Even among liberals, that statement by Obama should have been met with derisive laughter and shouts of that quaint country phrase referencing bovine scat.

  11. bb;

    To you point, I have a friend that had passed the bar exams in MN, WI and TX. He was a techno geek at heart, so he got into IT security. He told me that, in his experience, the certification exam to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, was more difficult than all three of those bar exams together.

  12. FactCheck.org
    A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center
    ARTICLES · FEATURED POSTS
    Day 3 at the Democratic Convention
    The president and other top Democrats stretch the facts on budgets, energy and foreign policy.
    By Eugene KielyPosted on July 28, 2016
    Summary

    PHILADELPHIA — The president headlined the night’s speeches, and a few of his boasts of his record headline our fact-checking report:
    President Barack Obama claimed that under his administration, “we finally began to wean ourselves off foreign oil,” but dependency on imported oil had begun to drop years before he took office.
    The president repeated a frequent boast that the U.S. “doubled our production of clean energy” during his tenure. Monthly renewable energy production has gone up 40 percent.
    Obama said deficits have “come down” under his administration. That’s true, but they are expected to rise again soon under his proposed budget.
    Vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine falsely referred to economist Mark Zandi as “John McCain’s chief economic adviser during the ’08 race,” in touting an estimate of job loss under Donald Trump’s proposals. In fact, Zandi is a Democrat.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson wrongly said “we have not lost a single job, a single month” since Obama became president, and he was also off in saying the U.S. trades “more with Mexico than we do with China.”
    Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta falsely claimed that Trump “says he gets his foreign policy experience from … running the Miss Universe pageant.” Trump didn’t say that was his foreign policy experience.
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid claimed that the GOP ticket wanted to “gamble” Social Security “in the stock market.” But Trump’s campaign has called for making no changes to Social Security.
    Kaine claimed that Trump said he “wants to abandon” our NATO allies. Trump has said that he doesn’t want the U.S. to leave NATO, but has suggested he would not automatically defend NATO allies that do not pay their share of defense costs.

    http://www.factcheck.org/2016/07/day-3-at-the-democratic-convention/

  13. So does James Carville…

    OOOOOOOooooooooooh that’s gotta leave a mark…let me go get you (inclusive) some ointment for that horrific burn.

  14. In fairness, here if factcheck.org’ after day three of the GOP convention.

    Is it just my partisanship, or does factcheck.org seem to be spinning against the GOP?

    FactCheck.org
    A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center

    2016 ELECTIONS

    FactChecking Day 3 of the GOP Convention
    We found fact-twisting on jobs, the debt, taxes and oil.
    By Lori RobertsonPosted on July 21, 2016
    Summary

    CLEVELAND — On the third night of the Republican convention, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence accepted his party’s nomination for vice president, and Sen. Ted Cruz rejected calls to endorse the GOP ticket. But Pence and Cruz had one thing in common: They and other speakers distorted the facts.
    Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said that Hillary Clinton’s “only answer” to the debt “is to keep borrowing and spending.” But the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget found that Trump’s tax and spending plan would cause a “massive increase” in the debt, while Clinton’s plan would result in a “relatively small” increase.
    Pence said “we cannot have four more years of apologizing to our enemies,” an old claim from 2012 that Obama apologized to other countries. But we read through all the speeches in question and found none rose to the level of an apology.
    Pence said that “nearly 150,000 new jobs” were created in Indiana during his governorship. True, but 20 states and the District of Columbia had higher rates of job growth during the same time period.
    Eric Trump claimed that the U.S. is “one of the highest-taxed nations in the world,” but U.S. personal taxes aren’t even in the top ten among industrialized nations. The U.S. has one of the highest business tax rates.
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott claimed the U.S. has “world-record high debt” — it actually ranks 39th out of 178 nations in terms of debt as a percentage of GDP. And he said the U.S. economy is “not growing,” when it is.
    Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm wrongly said that “America now has more oil than Saudi Arabia or Russia.” The U.S. is now producing more petroleum, but the other two countries have much larger proved crude oil reserves.
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz claimed Iran had “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” holidays. It doesn’t have such named holidays, but demonstrators are known to chant those messages on certain occasions.
    Both Cruz and Pence took a Hillary Clinton quote on the Benghazi terrorist attacks out of context, leaving the false impression that she didn’t care about the deaths of four Americans.
    Pastor Darrell Scott falsely claimed that there was “higher minority unemployment” under President Obama, when, in fact, the unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanics and Asians were all down.

  15. This what I mean by spin:
    Pastor Darrell Scott falsely claimed that there was “higher minority unemployment” under President Obama, when, in fact, the unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanics and Asians were all down.
    Here is a graph showing the Black unemployment rate between 1990 and 2015. Does the claim that there was higher Black unemployment under Obama match what you see on the graph?
    http://www.statista.com/statistics/194151/unemployment-rate-of-african-americans-in-the-us-since-1990/

  16. The problem with sites like factcheck.org is that they don’t really deal in facts.
    Is it a fact that the sun rises in the east?
    Yes!
    Is it a fact that the sun does not really rise in the east, but the Earth rotates making it appear that the sun rises in the east?
    Yes!
    Is it a fact that Cinderella lived with seven dwarfs, and her wicked stepmother gave her a poison apple that made it appear that she was dead?
    Yes!

  17. Bento, my take is that yes, Factcheck is spinning things against the GOP. I saw something from them last Sunday where they “fact checked” Trump’s claims by reframing the question each time from what he’d actually said.

    Um, that’s interesting, boys, but it doesn’t prove that Trump lied.

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