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Archive of posts published in the category: Politics

No One Left to Blame

If the Democrats fail to take the house this November it will be a greater loss than losing to Trump in 2016.  There is no one left to blame but themselves.  The Republicans are likely to increase their hold on the Senate by at least 3 seats.

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Emulating Robespierre

“There is much to fault in the Trump presidency, but the totalitarian tendencies appear to flow from our own party. Its present presidential aspirants appear to be emulating Robespierre in their over-the-top denunciations of Mr. Trump and all others they deem unworthy.”

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The Warrenberg Laws

#MeToo competes with #BLM for the Oppression Oscar.   The end game of identity politics is not inclusion, but exclusion.  Identity politics and its ugly stepchild, political correctness, are used to justify violence just as it did in Germany.  Irony is lost on those who call this behavior antifascist. 

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Challenging the Divine Right to Rule

“The ordinary political processes of the United States have produced results that the Left does not like, and, hence, those processes and the institutions that enable them must be considered illegitimate.”

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Our Exaggerated Demise

While we should not ignore the problems we do have, we should also not ignore the means that have given us the exponential improvements we have enjoyed.  Jonah Goldberg in The Suicide of the West emphasizes that human progress is neither natural or inevitable.

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So Much Promised, So Little Delivered

Elections hinge on magnified passions, and fleeting if serious events.  Crisis fade in the passage of time. Depending on crisis to justify political action requires the manufacture and exaggeration of more crisis.

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RINOs Found Their Balls

“And that’s why it was the moderate side of the right that stepped up to the plate and delivered the goods in the Kavanaugh fight. Lindsay Graham, Susan Collins, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, all of them harshly vilified in the past by the more conservative wing of the party, found themselves uttering words that those who had previously reviled them were now cheering.”

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The Success and Failure of Our Poverty Programs

“The stated goal of the War on Poverty is not just to raise living standards, but also to make America’s poor more self-sufficient and to bring them into the mainstream of the economy. In that effort the war has been an abject failure, increasing dependency and largely severing the bottom fifth of earners from the rewards and responsibilities of work.”

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Steering #MeToo into Destruction

“Once #MeToo became an arm of the progressive political movement, as witnessed by the Kavanaugh debacle, it lost credence as a movement of righteous indignation whose targets were mostly contrite predators. “

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Cruelty in Deeds vs Words

“And as far as his demonstrable crudity and uncouthness, the hearings showed that the Democrats were far crueler and crass in deed than Trump was in word. So perhaps half of the small minority of Republican Never Trumpers, in horror at the Antifa tactics of the Democrats, retreated to the old adage of “hang together or hang separately.”

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Kavanaugh Postscript

Both sides think the results will improve their turnout. Women who have experienced abuse are sympathetic to Ford’s testimony, but I believe that the Kavanaugh victory is moving more votes left to right than the other way. The mob is a greater threat than an imperfect judicial process to most voters.

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The Avenatti Toxin

By bringing such extreme unfounded allegations he tarnished the far more believable act contended by Ms. Ford, even if her case had no corroboration.  He also tarnished the credibility of his other client, Ms. Daniels.

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The One Place Republicans Cannot be Harassed

This political cancer that was ignored on our campuses is now malignant and the cure will be even more difficult. They can continue to deny a safe space to their opponents, but there is still one available that they are unwise to ignore.

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Calvinball Justice

Defending their daughters, mothers and sisters does not mean abandoning their sons, fathers and brothers.  Belief does not trump evidence and justice.  Accusations as a final arbiter are just sexual McCarthyism.

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Breitbart 2.0

The Kavanaugh travesty has united the right better than anything that Trump could have designed. It has clarified the opposition better than anything since Clarence Thomas.

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Kavanaugh vs The Resistance

A charge with no corroboration should never have made it to the floor.  It should have been addressed and dismissed in committee. Feinstein’s delay and politically timed release was reprehensible, and she should be censured for it. Regardless of what happens with Kavanaugh there should be a full Senate investigation into the tactics deployed by the Democrats on the committee.

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Identity Politics Goes Nuclear

These institutions were under full frontal assault in the Kavanaugh hearing.  In desperation to preserve their most cherished right they dropped all pretenses of loyalty to the institutions that protect all of our rights.  They are willing to sacrifice due process and the presumption of innocence to even the smallest threat to Roe v Wade.

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Sex, Lies and Politics

The Kavanaugh hearing weaponized the movement. Instead of handling the 36-year-old allegation in private in a timely manner it was manipulated to achieve maximum political advantage; blocking a critical appointment at all cost and providing an opportunity for massive fundraising.  In the course of this strategy the most fundamental differences in the two parties took clear form, amplified by the passions of the #MeToo movement.

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How to Kill the #MeToo Movement

Corroborating witnesses, due process, and timely reporting are still necessary.  This is difficult in such matters because the abuse is usually committed in private.  But without these norms guilt and innocence become arbitrary and the entire legal system become a tool for personal and political abuse. Yes, some of the guilty will go free and unpunished, but that is a price we pay for the presumption of innocence.

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The Private and the Public

The cause, which is usually a permanently revolutionary one, always matters more than any individual’s possible innocence. You are, in fact, always guilty before being proven innocent. You always have to prove a negative. And no offense at any point in your life is ever forgotten or off the table.”

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