I locked it down so securely that it took until Tuesday to open it…
1. Does the Democratic Party’s 2020 ticket constitute the most irresponsible nominations for President and Vice-President in U.S. history? I think a strong case can be made that it is. The patriotic duty of a political party is to give the American people the best possible choices of competent and trustworthy leaders to cast their votes for. In 2020, the nominee for President is mentally declining into incompetence, and the nominee for Vice-President appears to have no genuine objectives other than her own voracious ambition, and will say anything to achieve that. Recent evidence:
- It was missed at the time, and the 77-year-old Biden had more marbles left then, but during a town hall event last October before the South Carolina Democratic primary, video shows Biden claiming, “I got started out of a HBCU, Delaware State,” he told pupils at Wilson High School in Florence, founded in 1866 by the Freedmen’s Bureau for black children seeking an education. Delaware State is a traditional black college. Yesterday, Delaware State University confirmed that Joe Biden was never a student there.
Did Joe really misremember where he went to college? Does he think he’s black? Was he lying? Who knows?
- Kamala Harris appeared at the virtual NAACP convention last week, and, CNN commentator Angela Rye asked Harris who was the best rapper alive. “Tupac!” she answered.
Tupac Shakur has been dead since 1996. Harris, as is her habit, tried to giggle the gaffe away, and then was given another chance. “There’s so many, you know?” she huminahumina-ed. “There’s some I would not mention right now because they should stay in their lane.”
Sure. You know, I have never listened to a rap station or to a single rap song all the way through, and I can name at least six. Heck, just add almost any adjective to “Ice” and you’ll probably name one by accident. And I’m not even sort-of black.
It’s not that Harris is faking it all the time, it’s that she’s not smart enough to do a convincing job faking it.
2. Wait, another CNN reporter refuses to let a Democrat get away with spouting nonsense?
Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal has repeatedly said and tweeted that he regarded the nomination of Amt Coney Barrett as “illegitimate” and a “sham process.” When he was interviewed on CNN by Wolf Blitzer, he must have been shocked to find himself being asked exactly what he was talking about.Blumenthal repeatedly returned to his claim that the nomination is “illegitimate” and a “sham.” After the Senator repeated the accusation, Blitzer asked,
“What are the Republicans doing that is illegal or illegitimate? The Constitution says the president has to nominate Supreme Court justices; the Senate has to advise and consent and confirm. So what what is illegal about what the president and the Republicans are doing? You say it’s illegitimate.”
Blumenthal answered that “the vote on this nominee will occur literally at the end of October, a handful of days before an election.”
Blitzer wouldn’t let him get away with it. “Where does it say that’s illegitimate in the U.S. Constitution or in the law?” he asked. “Where does it say that what they’re doing … is illegal?”
Blumenthal muttered, “Illegal it may be not under the Constitution. Under the norms and traditions and unwritten rules of the Senate, it is illegitimate.” Wolfe still wasn’t buying it. “What I hear you saying, Sen. Blumenthal, it may be inappropriate, it may be wrong — especially so close to an election — but you agree that there’s nothing illegal or totally illegitimate as to what they’re doing,” Blitzer said.
“It may not violate the letter of the Constitution,” Blumenthal admitted. “It violates the spirit of the Constitution.”
Oh. That undefined spirit that is essentially what ever Democrats say it is, and those “norms” and unwritten rules.
Good for Wolf. I guess it was too much to ask that he deliver the final coup de grâce, and say, “So you’re admitting then, that it is legitimate, and that by saying otherwise, you’re deliberately misrepresenting the issue to the public.”
Or better yet, “So you admit that you’re full of crap, right?”