Politics

Do you like getting skewed by pollsters?

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A recent poll noted that by 2043 non-whites would be in the majority in the U.S. and asked “Is that mostly good or mostly bad?” No “doesn’t matter” choice.  You have to pick good or bad.  Half of Republicans surveyed said “mostly bad.” Step outside and you can probably hear the screams that Republicans are racists.

https://www.prri.org/research/american-democracy-in-crisis-voters-midterms-trump-election-2018/

But! Ask any racial group what they’d think if they were in either the majority or the minority (and given no other choices) many would say mostly good if they’re in the majority, mostly bad otherwise.

So we’d like to conduct our own poll.  Only one question, have you stopped beating your wife with a puppy while committing on-line fraud against St. Teresa’s Academy for the Homeless and then investing that money in cages for children who’ve been ripped from their parents arms by ICE using the jaws-of-life lubricated with baby seal oil?  Yes or no

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We love a parade

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DC certainly loves parades.  They have them for the

  • Chinese New Year
  • cherry blossoms
  • Rolling Thunder,
  • Pride
  • Independence Day
  • Congressional Vacation parade (held quarterly)
  • Dignitary-Drive-Through-Town-Blocking-Streets parade (daily)
  • Disappointment-In-DC-Sports parade (cancelled this year :0)

But recently they’ve upped their game.  The Disconnected-Politician Parade has been turned into an event that previously only occurred daily in the halls of the Rayburn, Longworth, Dirksen and other federal buildings occupied by our Congressmen and women.  This year it’s on non-stop full display complete with the chutzpah to expect their adoring citizens to believe the hooey being emitted by our public “servants.”  And also smells a little like swamp gas.

Consider this foolishness:

  • Tax breaks are crumbs
  • People secretly placed as human sources to gather information in Presidential campaigns are not spies
  • The President can pardon himself
  • Positive economic indicators are not positive economic indicators
  • Contact with Russian sources by one party is called treason but when it’s done, and paid for, by another party its call opposition research
  • Identifying death as an outcome of the government shutdown… and then voting for a government shutdown (Diane Feinstein)
  • Encouraging resistance in the name of tolerance.  Remember “If I were in high school, I’d take Trump behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.”  (Joe Biden)
  • Turning a special council investigation into a self-licking ice cream cone.

Down is up and up is down.

Hillary continues to relive the crushing defeat

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A year and a half into Trump’s presidency and Hillary is no closer to reaching that last step in the grieving process. In fact, she appears to have added steps such as mania, rage, conspiracy jitters, boxed wine comfort, what-I’d-do-if-I-was-president input, continuous what-if’ing campaign strategy, and burning cheese head hats to punish Wisconsin voters.  We’re doubtful that the last step in the human grieving process, acceptance, will be possible.

In the mean time, the crushing defeat is worn like a 300 lb chip on her shoulder … in the shape of Trump.

Following the script

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Politicians fight, say mean things, complain about the other side of the aisle and take quotes out of context to make each other look like racist, sexist, aliens from another planet.

Th ere are no better examples of this feigned outrage in Congress than the hoopla over Trump’s “animal” comment, his disinviting the Eagles, and the flip-flopping apoplexy depending on whether there is or isn’t going to be a summit. It’s like they wake up in the morning to see where Trump stands on any issue so they can calibrate their rage compass and proceed to battle stations.

In the end though, conservatives are fired up, liberals are fired up, and the results are heavier doses of campaign donations … so they can do it all over again.

Maybe they learned it from professional wrestling.  And if so, maybe that’s why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is considering a run at the presidency.

Speaking of animals, did you see where an MS-13 gang member in Boston was sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a 15 year old?   The murderer is affectionately known as Animal.  Oh, and when he gets out of prison he’ll be deported … unless Boston’s a sanctuary city.

Leakin’ Comey

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Trump called him Lyin’ Comey.  Which seems to lack a little creativity especially since so many others during the 2016 election were already christened Lyin’.  With the revelations that Comey may have had a serious habit of leaking unsubstantiated perverse hearsay, a better name for him might be Leakin’ Comey.

But it is surprising how these damning revelations could not help skewer Trump on the impeachment alter.  Of course one could easily blame other distractions such as the vibrant economy, the potential for a non-nuclear North Korea, the demise of ISIS and other little pesky things the middle of the country calls “accomplishments.”

The de-evolution of James Comey

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